Category Archives: Blessed Virgin Mary in History

#285 – Our Lady of Pontmain

On 17 January 1871, a group of children in the small village of Pontmain claimed to have seen a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The reported apparition lasted for several hours, the effects of that apparition would last for much longer.

Links:
Official site of Our Lady of Pontmain
Vatican norms regarding Marian apparitions
Novena of Our Lady of Pontmain

Sources:
Porte, Cheryl A. Pontmain. Prophecy, and Protest: a Cultural-historical Study of a Nineteenth-century Apparition. American University Studies. Series VII, Theology and Religion 234. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

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#267 – Sub Tuum Praesidium

The Sub Tuum Praesidium is the oldest prayer dedicated to the Mother of God we have. It is a prayer that continues to inspire the hearts of Christians today, just as it did over 1,750 years ago.

Links:
Extensive article on the Sub Tuum Praesidium
Another article on the Sub Tuum Praesidium can be found here
An article on the Rylands Parchment can be found here

Various versions of the Sub Tuum Praesidium in Greek [begins at 2:13], Latin, Russian [Bortnianskii], another Russian version, a version by Mozart

Sources:
Johnson, Maxwell E. “Sub Tuum Praesidium: The Theotokos in Christian Life and Worship before Ephesus”. In The Place of Christ in Liturgical Prayer: Christology, Trinity, Liturgical Theology. Eds. Bryan D. Spinks and Martin Jean. Liturgical Press, 2008. 243-267.
Mathewes-Green, Frederica. The Lost Gospel of Mary: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts. Paraclete Press, 2007.

Image – the Rylands Parchment

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#230 – Michelangelo, La Pietà and Laszlo Toth

On Pentecost Sunday 1972, Laszlo Toth took a hammer to the masterpiece of Michelangelo amidst a crowd of stunned visitors to St. Peter’s Basilica.

Links:
Video of the damage to La Pietà – again the audio is a little too apocalyptic, but the images are very moving
Articles on La Pietà
Michelangelo’s other Pietà – The Deposition or Florentine Pietà, the Rodanini Pietà and perhaps the Palestrina Pietà.

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#197 – The Angelus

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As the famous painting by Millet shows, the Angelus has been an important part of Franciscan and Catholic spirituality for hundreds of years. It inspires devotion to the saving deeds of Christ and reminds us of our own participation in that salvation.

Links:
The Angelus

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#188 – The Swallow

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The Swallow in Europe has spiritual links both to Jesus Christ and to his Blessed Mother. The Swallow also announces the coming of spring and of our Savior. Plus, the Akathist and animal sounds.

Links:
Paul Camarata’s Saint Cast Episode on The Swallows of Capistrano
Ordinary of the Mass in Eight Languages

Picture – Swallow by Philip Price

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