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Commemorations of Mary in November


Solemnity of All Saints

1950: Pope Pius XII proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of Mary into heaven, body and soul.


Memorial Maria dell' anima (Rome)

Memorial of the Holy Family's Flight to Egypt (Coptic Church)

1375: Pope Gregory XI by his brief Dum Praecelsa granted the first indulgences to the Church at Loreto.


Feast of Our Lady of Pötsch (Máriapócs) in Vienna and Hungary. 


Feast of St. Anne, Mother of Mary (Coptic Church)


Feast of Mary Protector


Feast of Our Lady of Almudena, Madrid


1964: Pope Paul VI declared Mary as "Mother of the Church." John Paul II later gave permission that this invocation be inserted in the litany universally.


Feast of Our Lady of Pasenika or the Victory of Our Lady, Constantinople


Feast of Our Lady of Piety (Byzantine Church)

Dedication of the Marian church of Quesquam (Ethiopian Church)

Dedication of the Marian church of Dair al Mubarraq (Coptic Church)


Feast of Our Lady of Ostra Brama (Poland and Lithuania)


Feast of Mary Seyom (Ethiopian Church)


1959: Cardinal Spellman dedicated the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.


Feast of Mary's Presentation in the Temple (as a child). 

Feast of "Eisodos," Mary's entrance in the temple (Byzantine, Armenian, and Maronite Churches)

Feast of Our Lady of El Quinche, Ecuador

Dedication of the Marian church in Jerusalem

1964: Promulgation of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium) with Chapter 8, "The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, in the Mystery of Christ and the Church," the longest official teaching of Mary in the history of the Church

Pope Paul VI repeated the consecration of the whole human race to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that had been made by Pius XII on October 31, 1942 by radio.


Feast of Our Lady of Los Remedios (Perpetual Help), Philippines


Feast of the Appearance of the Mother of God in Nowgorod, Russia

Feast of the Miraculous Medal

1830: St. Catherine Laboure was given the task to have the Miraculous Medal struck.


Mother of God of Kibeho, established by the local bishop in 2001

1981: First apparition of Our Lady of Kibeho

1989: Final apparition of Our Lady of Kibeho

Saturday after All Saints

Feast of Mary's Intercession

Saturday before the third Sunday in November

Feast of Mary, Mother of Divine Providence.

Fourth Sunday in November

Feast of Our Lady of Suitung, China

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