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On March 3, 2018, Pope Francis formally decreed that the Monday following Pentecost shall we celebrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. As she is mother to the Head of the Church (Christ), so too is she Mother to His Body, of which we all are a part! Read more from The Catholic Sun about this new feast. 

“Having attentively considered how greatly the promotion of this devotion might encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in the pastors, religious and faithful, as well as a growth of genuine Marian piety, Pope Francis has decreed that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, should be inscribed in the Roman Calendar on the Monday after Pentecost and be now celebrated every year.” Read the official decree here.

Celebrate our Mother today by an act of charity or sacrifice, praying the Rosary, or attending Holy Mass!