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Prayers of gratitude winging their way to heaven for “the Pope of Our Lady,” Pope Pius XII of happy memory who has added three Feasts of the Blessed  Virgin Mary to the liturgical calendar, to be kept with their proper Office and Holy Mass each year.

The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary was, introduced in 1942 amidst the horrors of World War II when the Holy Father consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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In 1950, the Dogma of the Assumption was defined and the Feast of the Assumption was placed on the calendar.

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In 1954 the month of May, which already has been a month of Our Lady, was made more memorable by the introduction of the Feast of Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen, in 1954.

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Please join me in saying a Hail Mary for the beatification of Pope Pius XII!

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