Shrine facts

Be inspired from the shrines, famous events, apparitions and other insights from the rich history of catholic sanctuaries around the world.

Pope Francis will visit Knock Shrine for the World Meeting of Families

From Knock Shrine: it has been officially confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Knock during his time in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August. The Holy See Press Office has published the itinerary of the Holy Father Pope Francis for his pastoral visit to the 9th World Meeting of Families in Ireland on 25 and 26 August. The official Papal itinerary is now available on the World Meeting of Families website. World… Continue Reading

Novena to the Holy Spirit in the Divine Mercy Łagiewniki Shrine

Novena to the Holy Spirit in Łagiewniki Shrine On May 11th (Friday), the Church is making a Novena to the Holy Spirit. In the chapels of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, including the one with the miracle-famous image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of St. Faustina at the Shrine of Divine Mercy, this Novena before the Pentecost is combined with the May devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. You can participate in… Continue Reading

How to enroll your child under the protection of Saint Therese of the child Jesus

We are constantly looking for new information, on how we can help you and your families to be closer to Jesus and live a life in his mercy. As a parent you are a big role model for your child. Let Saint Therese of the child Jesus help you on your path being a good parent. We have found out that you can entrust your child under the protection of Saint Therese of the child… Continue Reading

Beautiful Infant Jesus of Prague prayer

Infant Jesus of Prague prayer Jesus, you decided to become a child, and I´m coming to you full of trust. I believe that your attentive love forestalls all my needs. Even for the intercession of your holy Mother, you can meet my necessities, spiritual as well as material, if I pray according to your holy will. I love you with all my heart, all my strength, I beg your pardon if my weakness makes me… Continue Reading

Why is Lourdes a place of pilgrimage and why YOU should go there!

Several churches and basilicas in Lourdes associated with Marian apparitions receive over 5 million pilgrims a year, making Lourdes the second most visited Christian pilgrimage site in Europe after Rome. So why is Lourdes a place of pilgrimage, why do people come here in so many numbers? Who comes to Lourdes? Pilgrims Tourists Children Teenagers Parents Grand-parents Healthy people Sick or disabled people God seekers Believers from different religions In the year 1858 Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, at… Continue Reading

Catholic Church items used in Mass with pictures

Many consecrated items are provided for the Holy Mass. The parts of the items, which come into contact with the Holy Body and the Holy Blood of the Lord, are of gold or at least gold-plated silver. Liturgical items and cloths The Chalice The chalice is a sacred glass in which the Holy Blood is held. It consists of a base, a knot and a cup. It is made of gold or silver (or at… Continue Reading

Ten Apparitions of Mary approved by Catholic Church which receive millions of pilgrims each year

Approved Marian apparition is one that has been examined by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from Vatican. The Apparition has been granted approval either through the local Bishop based on the direction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith or received a direct approval from the Holy See. 10 Apparitions of Mary approved by Catholic Church in historical appearance 1. Our Lady of Guadalupe (1531) The Catholic Church has constantly… Continue Reading

What is St Bernadette the Patron saint of?

St Bernardette is the patron Saint of: Lurdes, the poor, the shepherds, people who are mocked and humiliated because of their faith, against physical and all other diseases, poverty. Saint Bernadette Soubirous  On January 7th 1844, Bernadette Soubirous was born in Lourdes, a small town in the Pyrenean Mountains, to a miller’s family who enjoyed relative prosperity during the early years of Bernadette’s life. In 1858 the Apparitions began for Bernadette. On 11th February 1858, 14-year-old… Continue Reading

European Marian Network – Amazing 21 Marian Pilgrimages and Shrines

European Marian Network – Amazing 21 Marian Pilgrimages and Shrines

The European Marian Network joins 21 Marian shrines and pilgrimages from different countries in Europe. The European Marian Network was formed in 2003.  Our Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated in every country in different ways and by different Christian confessions. Many of them are situated behind the former «Iron Curtain». Almost every European country is represented in the European Marian Network. The best known Sanctuary of each country was chosen. Here is the complete list… Continue Reading

How does the Candlelight Procession at Fatima Portugal looks like? See it here!

Coming to Fatima and having the best stay: Rosary and the Candlelight Procession at Fatima Portugal At 21.30 local time – the Rosary in the Chapel of the Apparitions begins, from Easter to Advent and Saturdays from Advent to Lent time. See here online transmission of the chapel and attend the rosary online. Followed by candlelight procession. It absolutely beautiful, when the rosary begins, the first priest lights a candle and lights the candles of other priests. They… Continue Reading

Beautiful Fatima Prayers taught by the Angel and Our Lady

Fatima Prayers taught by the Angel My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You! – Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly and I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the… Continue Reading