November 26, 2008

Shanghai Catholics report seeing smoke from prominent Marian statue

SHANGHAI, China – Some Catholics in the Shanghai Diocese said they have witnessed smoke emerging from a bronze statue of Mary holding the Infant Jesus – Our Lady of Sheshan – atop the Minor Basilica of St. Mary.
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Feast of Immaculate Conception is Dec. 8

Catholics throughout Baltimore will celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception – the fact that by God’s grace, the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from original sin from the moment of her conception – on Dec. 8. According to the Dictionary of the Liturgy, “the Immaculate Conception is more than just Mary’s preservation from evil....
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Ellicott City parish encourages adoration at a young age

As sweet-smelling smoke from burning incense floated heavenward in graceful, fading swirls of gray, dozens of children crowded into the sanctuary at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Nov. 21.
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