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eNewsletter Subject: New Feast of Mary!

Pope Francis has delighted serious Catholics around the world by instituting a new feast in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.

The feast grew out of an earlier votive Mass, which in turn grew out of Pope Paul VI’s emphasis on Mary’s maternal role in the Church at the Second Vatican Council.

Here is the official text from the Congregation for Divine Worship: Decree on the Celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church in the General Roman Calendar.

The new feast will be celebrated each year on the Monday after Pentecost.

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