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2012-05-23 10:25:21

Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Knights of Columbus announce performers and speakers for free event August 5 at L.A. Coliseum LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of Catholics will gather at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this August in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The event, the "Guadalupe Celebration," will be held on Sunday, August 5, and is the most anticipated Catholic event of the summer. Today, event cosponsors, the Archdiocese of Los...

2011-11-28 19:49:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years now, the Latino Theater Company has presented a holiday gift to the community, its production of "La Virgen De Guadulupe, Dios Inantzin." Adapted for the stage by company member and playwright Evelina Fernandez from the mid- Sixteenth Century text The Nican Mopohua, it relates the story of how the Virgin Mary appeared on four occasions to the lowly peasant Juan Diego in the mountains of Tepeyac near Mexico City in 1531. Miracles attributed...

2011-11-03 16:26:00

Historical statue is brought down today for major repairs CAMDEN, N.J., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, a South Jersey landmark that has stood high atop Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center since 1949, was safely taken down today to repair damage from this summer's earthquake. The Aug. 23 earthquake caused sections of the 30-foot, 15-ton statue to shift several inches, causing chipping and a number of vertical cracks. This presented a...

2010-11-12 08:57:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For years now, the Latino Theater Company has presented a holiday gift to the community, its production of "La Virgen De Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin." Adapted for the stage by company member and playwright Evelina Fernandez from the mid-Sixteenth Century text The Nican Mopohua, it relates the story of how the Virgin Mary appeared on four occasions to the lowly peasant Juan Diego in the mountains of Tepeyac near Mexico City in 1531. Miracles...

2009-08-24 20:35:27

A woman with a degenerative nerve disease said Monday in Turin, Italy, she no longer needs a wheelchair and can run since visiting a shrine at Lourdes, France. She visited the Roman Catholic Shrine of St. Bernadette in France Aug. 5 and said she was in a healing bath when she felt a pain in her legs and a voice encouraging her. ''Ever since I came back I have been walking, doing everything normally," Antonia Raco, 50, told ANSA news service. Raco said she was in a wheelchair for four years....

2009-08-11 07:25:00

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Edna McGrew's second book, the biography "Herald of the Fatima Apparitions: John M. Haffert," doesn't debate the existence of miracles. Rather, it focuses on how a miracle - and belief in a miracle - can have a profound influence on the life of an individual. McGrew's book illustrates how Haffert's belief in the "Miracle of the Sun" changed his life. Haffert - an author and religious figure - was co-founder of the Blue Army of Our...

2008-09-15 00:00:10

By The Associated Press LOURDES, France (AP) - As millions of pilgrims do each year, Pope Benedict XVI drank water Saturday from the Lourdes spring famed for miraculous cures as he visited a grotto at the sanctuary he calls a "citadel of hope." A young girl in 19th century peasant costume handed the pontiff a glass of the water from the spring that burst through the ground 150 years ago when a local girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had repeated visions of the Virgin Mary. The grotto sheltered...

2008-09-14 15:00:10

Pope Benedict XVI, holding an open-air mass Sunday in Lourdes, France, said there is love in the world that is stronger than evil. The 81-year-old pontiff addressed tens of thousands of pilgrims at a Catholic shrine in the Pyrenees Mountains foothills where, in 1858, 14-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous told priests the Virgin Mary had appeared to her, the BBC reported. The mass at the shrine, known as Grotto of Massabielle or the Cave of Apparitions, was the second outdoor mass...

2008-07-30 18:00:29

By Matt Russell, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. Jul. 29--LA CROSSE -- The pope, a Catholic spokesman here insists, is not coming to town this week. That the rumor would even exist in the area hints at the significance, however, of the opening Thursday of a copper-domed church at the 103-acre Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a recently established Catholic pilgrimage site that boasts 50,000 visitors a year from southeastern Minnesota and around the Upper Midwest. That's 50,000...