Archive for September 4th, 2019

During the month of September

4 September, 2019


10th September – Anniversary of the death of Anna Maria Daneo, mother of St. Paul of the Cross and Ven. John Baptist

14th September – Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross

14th September – Anniversary of the foundation of Presentation Retreat, Monte Argentario (1737)

15th September – Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

24th September – Feast of St. Vincent Strambi, Passionist

26th / 27th September – Anniversary of the vow to promote the memory of the Passion and to gather companions to do the same – made by St. Paul of the Cross in St. Mary Major’s Basilica Rome (1721)

Mary Major’s Basilica – Marian Image

4 September, 2019

MMIcon01The morning of Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, Pope Francis traveled to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to pray for the success of his 31st Apostolic Visit abroad to the African countries of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, Sept. 4, 2019, reported a post on Twitter of the Holy See Press Office.

The Holy Father almost always visits Rome’s Marian Basilica to pray for Mary’s protection and intercession before and after his papal trips.

According to the Holy See Press Office, the Pope prayed before the ancient image of Mary, Salus Populi Romani, and invoked the Virgin Mary’s protection on his travels and upon the people he will visit in the country over the weekend.