Mary, Mother of the Church, added to the liturgical calendar


Pope Francis has declared the Monday after Pentecost Sunday will be celebrated as the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Cardinal Robert Sarah, head of the Congregation for Divine Worship, explained:

“This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the Mystery of the Cross, to the oblation of Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet and to the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeemed.”