August 5 is the Feast of the Dedication of St. Mary Major, which happens to be my favorite church in Rome. Here you can read all about this glorious basilica.
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“Let us remember and often recall that a single turning to the Immaculate will suffice, either by word or glance or only a thought, so that She will repair all that we have ruined both in ourselves and those around us. She will guide us at the present moment and take our future and the results of our future work under Her care. For that reason, let us often have recourse to Her.” (St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe)
“Let us love Mary Immaculate every moment of each day and let us encourage others to love Her even more than we ourselves do.”
“It is important to Satan to divert souls from their unity with the Immaculate. So doing, he knows that the individual soul will exclude the mediation of the Immaculate from its life, and so offer the Lord gifts that are filled with imperfections, more worthy of punishment than of reward. And what is worst of all, these gifts are afflicted by the disease of pridefulness, for they testify that one does not need the Mother of God.”
“Her will does not differ from the will of God. Calling upon Her will without reserve, you manifest a love for the will of God, for Her will is so perfect that in nothing does it differ from His. Thus you give glory to God that He created so perfect a creature and took Her for His mother.”
The church of Sant’ Alfonso possesses the original miraculous image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It is on the Via Merulana between Santa Maria Maggiore and St. John Lateran.