365 Days with Mary - 2014 Marian Daily Calendar

Marian Calendar 2014

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The 2014 edition of the Marian engagement calendar features a daily sobriquet of Our Lady that derives from a solemnity, feast day, patronage, apparition or miraculous icon related to that date. Each week reveals beautiful full-page artwork that highlights that week’s most famous or unique image of Mary. With sufficient writing space to add your own prayer, reflection or events for that day, you will be able to live each day in the celebration of your own personal Marian Year.

 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter

Easter -

The Easter festival is kept in many different ways among Western Christians. The traditional, liturgical observation of Easter, as practised among Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and some Anglicans begins on the night of Holy Saturday with the Easter Vigil. This, the most important liturgy of the year, begins in total darkness with the blessing of the Easter fire, the lighting of the large Paschal candle (symbolic of the Risen Christ) and the chanting of the Exultet or Easter Proclamation attributed to Saint Ambrose of Milan.

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Virgen de Gádor, Berja, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

Virgen de Gádor, Berja, Almería, Andalucía, Spain , 1588 - First Sunday before Easter, September 8

In the fall of 1588, two hermits came to Berja from far away. Dominic of St. John and John of St. Mary gathered alms in town and with them founded a sanctuary on some church ruins in the depopulated site of Pixnela, at the foot of the Gádor range. A...

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La Dolorosa del Colegio, Quito, Ecuador

La Dolorosa del Colegio, Quito, Ecuador , 1906 - April 20

On the night of April 20, 1906, an oleograph of the Virgin of Sorrows hanging in the refectory of the Jesuit College of St. Gabriel began to open and shut its eyes in front of 35 boarding students and two monks. The image was moved to the school chap...

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Virgen del Sol, Adamuz, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Virgen del Sol, Adamuz, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain , 1630 - Third Sunday of April

Some time before 1630, when the Bishop approved the rules of the Confraternity of the Virgin of the Sun, a shepherd found her statue in a holm oak tree on a ranch around five miles from Adamuz. A chapel was built at the site to house the image, which...

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