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.”
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