FEASTS OF MARY
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VISITATION - MAY 31ST
Mary having heard that her cousin Elizabeth had conceived as well, left her home to spend 3 months with Elizabeth. When she arrived, Mary sang her song of praise, known as the Canticle of Mary (Magnificat) - (see Mary Prayers
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION  DEC 8th
Is the dogma that asserts to Mary was preserved by God from the stain of original sin at the time of her birth. That she was filled with grace by God, and live a life completely free from sin.
Feast day was established by Pope Sixtus IV in 1476 but not as a dogma, it wasn't until the 19th century when Pope Pius IX made it dogma supported by and words spoken by the Angel Gabriel. "Full of grace" and why the church refers to Mary as the Blessed Virgin. She was told of in the old testament by the words "I will put emnity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed."
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION  DEC 8 
SOLEMNITY OF MARY JAN 1
Jan 1 - Solemnity of Blessed Virgin -
Feb 2nd- Presentation of the Lord
Feb 11th- Our Lady of Lourdes
March 25- Annunciation
May 31st - Visitation
Saturday followingthe 2nd Sunday
after Pentacost Immaculate
Heart of Mary
July 16 - Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Aug 5- Dedication of St Mary Major
Aug 15- Assumption
Aug 22 - Queenship of Mary
Sept 8 - Birth of Mary
Sept 15- Our Lady of  Sorrows
Oct 7 - Our Lady of the Rosary
Nov 21st -Presentation of Mary
Dec 8 - Immaculate Conception
Dec 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 25 - Christmas
Sunday after Octave of
    Christmas - Holy Family
THE ASSUMPTION - AUG 15TH
Our Blessed Mother assumes her place in heaven with her son. Nothing is known about the date or how Mary left the earth. But we know that she was raised to heaven body and soul
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SOLEMNITY OF MARY - JAN 1
was accorded to Mary during the Council of Ephesus in 413.  It celebrates the fact that Jesus although fully human in nature, was a divine person. Therefore, Mary was not just the mother of Jesus, but the Mother of God as well.
THE ANNUNCIATION
Celebration of the announcement to Mary that she would be the Mother of Jesus as it occured in the city of Nazareth. (incarnation)
Luke 1 - In the sixth Month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Gallilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming to her, he said "Hail, favored one The Lord is with you"  But she was greeatly troubled aat what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be, then the angel said "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive and bear a son, and you shall cal him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the most high,and the Lord will give Him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."
But Mary said to the angel "How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?" And the angel said in reply "the holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you Therefore this child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold,Elizabeth you relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren, for nothing is impossible for God."
Mary said "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord, May it be done unto me according to Your word." Then the angel departed from her.
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