Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

700th anniversary of Italian Marian shrine

Catholic World News - September 06, 2012

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state, has traveled to the Marian shrine of Montevergine to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the veneration of an image of the Black Madonna there.

The Madonna’s eyes, he said, “look not at a large group, but at the single individual who prays and looks at her. Every devotee, every person who prays feels personal attention from the Madonna.”

The jubilee year marking the anniversary, he added, is “an invitation to renew a sincere and filial devotion to Mary, because it helps to strengthen our sometimes shaky faith and to listen to the teaching of her Son, Jesus, transmitted by the holy Church.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($14,980 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,019.98
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Blessed Book of Beasts 10 hours ago
Weekend reading 19 hours ago
Frustrating the Moral Law 19 hours ago
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam 24 hours ago
An Appointment that Francis Should Withdraw August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8