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Patronal celebration
2022-10-11
Patronal celebration

Pope Paul VI used this expression in the promulgation of the encyclical Lumen Gentium: "It is therefore to the glory of the Blessed Virgin and to our comfort that we proclaim Mary Most Holy, Mother of the Church. "At the closing address of the Second Vatican Council on 7 December 1965, Paul VI repeated the title "Mother of the Church". With this solemn act of the supreme magisterium, the Pope wanted to affirm "the maternal function wich the Virgin Mary exercises towards the Christian people. He thus wished, as the Council requested, to promote the "filial piety" of all the members of the Church towards the Mother of Jesus, who was givin to us as our mother when Jesus, on the cross, said to John: « Behold your mother ».

Mary, Mother of the Church, is the patroness of our diocese. It has been decided that her feast be celebrated on October 11 in the liturgical calendar of our diocese, even though this date remains a holiday in the universal calendar.

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