Saint Mary, Our Lady of Loreto (Feast Date: May 9, November 10, December 10)
Extract from Our Lady of Loreto The Holy House of Nazareth: “December 10th, 1294, in the area of Loreto, Italy (across the Adriatic Sea and southwest of Tersatto,) shepherds reported seeing a house in the sky, flying across the sea, supported by Angels. They reported, one of the Angels (Michael) wore a red cape, and seemed to be leading the others. They saw Our Lady and the Baby Jesus seated on top of the house. The Angels continued inland, about four miles, and landed with their precious house and its Royal Passengers into a wooded area called Banderuola. The news spread, quickly drawing many people to pilgrimage to the House in Banderuola. But they were not all working on the same agenda. Robbers came to waylay, rob, and beat the pilgrims. The faithful stopped coming, and the house quickly fell into neglect. The Angels, who had been put in charge of protecting the House, lifted it again and set it down on a small hill in the middle of a farm. The only problem was, this land was owned by two brothers, named Antici, who began fighting immediately over ownership of the house. So the Angels moved the house, a third time, to another hill. This time they placed it down on the middle of a road, the site it occupies now, and has for the last 700 years. Tradition tells us that as soon as the house moved off the brothers’ property, they became the best of friends. The Angels had moved the Holy House three times in one year.” See also: NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF LORETO.
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Loreto, Patron Saint of Aviation (Feast Date: May 9, November 10, December 10)
Extract from Our Lady of Loreto: “The title Our Lady of Loreto refers to the Holy House of Loreto, the house in which Mary was born, and where the Annunciation occurred, and to an ancient statue of Our Lady which is found there. Tradition says that a band of angels scooped up the little house from the Holy Land, and transported it first to Tersato, Dalmatia in 1291, then Recanati, Italy in 1294, and finally to Loreto, Italy where it has been for centuries. It was this flight that led to her patronage of people involved in aviation, and the long life of the house that has led to the patronage of builders, construction workers, etc. It is the first shrine of international renown dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and has been known as a Marian center for centuries. Popes have always held the Shrine of Loreto in special esteem, and it is under their direct authority and protection.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Loreto. SEE ALSO: Church of Our Lady of Loreto (Multilingual), Our Lady of Loreto (EN). VIDEOS: Dec 10 – Homily: Our Lady of Loreto, OUR LADY OF LORETTO !!! LET IT BE DONE UNTO ME !! ….. NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF LORETO, PRAYER OF POPE BENEDICT XVI.
We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of Our Lady of Loreto on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Air Crash in Lagos, Nigeria (June 3, 2012) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: June 17 – July 1, 2012.
Air Crash in Siberia (April 2, 2012) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 9 – April 22, 2012.
Air Crash in Nevadaa (September 16, 2011) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: September 26 – October 9, 2011.
That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.
Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary: