On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 1998, Bishop Brennan formally declared Thurgoona a Parish in honour of the “Immaculate Heart of Mary”
In all her apparitions Our lady has always called for Prayer and Penance and the church has always turned to Mary in time of need.
Below is a collection of links for devotions and reflections on Our Lady
What Honor May be Shown to Mary
Of all creatures Mary has the unique privilege of adoring her own Child. To Mary alone can God the Son address the sweet title Mother! What a marvelous dignity, then, was conferred on the humble Virgin of Nazareth!
Devotion to Our Lady
Devotion to the Blessed Virgin is one of the cardinal features of not only professing to be, but being a Catholic. Read more
Novena to Our Lady of Fatima
This Marian Apparition was approved by the Holy See in 1930. Around four million pilgrims visit the Basilica at Fatima every year. Read more
The Message of the Virgin of Lourdes
One of the better known apparitions of Our Lady took place in Lourdes, France in 1858. This shrine continues today to be one of the most popular Marian shrines in the world. Thousands of people visit this shrine every year, a special place of devotion to Our Lady, where many miracles have occurred. Read More
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Honoring Mary’s Immaculate Heart is really just another way of honoring Mary as the person who was chosen to be the Mother of God, recognizing her extraordinary holiness and the immense love she bestowed on Jesus as his mother, …. Read more
The Green Scapular
Many people know, love, and live the devotion of the Brown Scapular as a way of praying and serving more intentionally. But not many people know about the Green Scapular, which has quickly become known for miracles related to spiritual conversion, as well as healings from physical and mental illness. (In this context, conversion generally refers to non-believers accepting the truths of the Catholic faith, or the return of those who have fallen away from the Faith). Read More
Look upon us mercifully at this hour, Saint Pope John Paul II
“And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord” (Lk 1:45) Read more
Pope Francis’s prayer to Mary during coronavirus pandemic
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, … Read more
Pope Urges Devotion to Mary – Read more
Why does Pope Francis have a special devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots?
While studying in Germany in the 1980s, he discovered this devotion at the Church of St. Peter am Perlach in Augsburg. In the church, there is a painting from about 1700 that depicts Mary in heaven surrounded by angels. She stands on the crescent moon …. Read more