MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD – Honored in World’s Largest Stained Glass Window

The largest stained glass church window in the world is in [choose one]:  (1) Cologne, Germany;  (2) The Vatican;  (3) Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France;  or (4) Covington, Kentucky.If you guessed “The Vatican,” you are wrong!  That distinction goes to a church right here on American soil, the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky.The cathedral’s north transept window, measuring 67 feet in length by 24 feet wide, depicts the Council of Ephesus, the ecumenical counc … [Read more...]

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REGINA COELI: QUEEN OF HEAVEN

The Regina Coeli (“Queen of Heaven”) is a traditional Marian prayer. During the Easter season (from Easter until Pentecost), the Regina Coeli is recited in place of the Angelus, that ancient prayer of the Church which has traditionally been recited at noon and again at 6:00 p.m.   The prayer dates back to at least the 1200s. According to legend, Pope St. Gregory the Great heard angels chanting the first three lines one Easter morning in Rome. He was inspired to add the fourth lin … [Read more...]

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FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES: And Just What is the "Immaculate Conception," Anyway?

Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.  Catholics remember that on February 11, 1858, Mary appeared to a young peasant girl in a cave at Massabielle, just a mile from the French town of Lourdes.  Young Bernadette Soubirous called her simply "the Lady."  In all, "the Lady" appeared to Bernadette 18 times that year.  One one occasion, Bernadette asked her who she was; and Mary's answer was “I am the Immaculate Conception.”  Or, in French, “Que soy era immaculada concepciou.” The wor … [Read more...]

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