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Commemorations of Mary in February

Commemorations of Mary in February


Solemnity of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (Candlemas)

Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Copacabana, Bolivia


Feast of Our Lady of Tschernigow, Russia


Feast Kidana Meherat, Our Lady Covenant of Mercy, in Jerusalem, Ethiopian Orthodox

1638: Louis XIII dedicated the royal family and France to the Blessed Virgin and requested that a Marian procession take place in all parishes on August 15.


Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, established on November 13, 1907, by Pope Pius X.

1858: Established as a feast in France.

World Day of Prayer for the Sick.


Feast of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order (thirteenth century)


1920: Death of the child visionary of Fatima, Jacinta Marto.


Memorial of the Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt


Feast of St. Gabriel Possenti (1838-1862), a Passionist cleric who especially honored the Sorrowful Mother. Canonized in 1930, honored as patron of youth.


First Sunday of Lent, Feast of Orthodoxy or the Icon (Second Council of Nicea, 787)

Fifth Saturday of Lent, Memorial of the Akathistos Hymn (Byzantine Church)

Memorial, Mary, Mother of Reconciliation, disciple of the Lord under the cross.

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