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  • Pope, at Marian shrine, entrusts Year of Faith, synod to Mary (Catholic Caucus)

    10/04/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cnsnews ^ | October 4, 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass outside the Sanctuary of the Holy House in Loreto, Italy, Oct. 4. The small house inside the basilica is traditionally venerated as the house of Mary, miraculously transplanted from the Holy Land. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Catholic News Service LORETO, Italy (CNS) -- During a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Pope Benedict XVI formally entrusted to Mary the world Synod of Bishops and the Year of Faith. The pope was marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed John XXIII's visit to the Marian shrine, about 175 miles northwest of Rome, when he...
  • Pics of Orca playing in the wake of yacht

    09/18/2012 8:56:49 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 28 replies
    Redondo Beach through the Lens ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jim Caldwell
    Extraordinary pictures of orca surfing the wake of a boat off the coast of Mexico show the marine mammals playing in jet bubbles and chasing down a yacht. A fishing company from Loreto, Mexico, runs charters off the Baja Coast. Cast ‘n Reel owner Ashley Ross said it was “magical” to be able to snap the shots they did about a month ago. “As far as we know this is the first time orcas have surfed the wake of a boat here in Loreto. “They never played so closely to us. They usually keep their distance until we turn...
  • Pope: Loreto, young people's spiritual capital (urges 300,000 people to discover Christ)

    09/01/2007 4:12:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 264+ views
    Asia News ^ | September 1, 2007
    Benedict XVI urges the 300,000 people who gathered in the Plains of Montorso not “to fear” difficulties, failure, insecurity or “God’s silence,” encouraging them instead to discover Christ in creation, the liturgy, in friendship with fellow Christians. He invites them to bear witness to their faith in our society. Among those present, Fr Giancarlo Bossi greeted everyone and gave his thanks. Loreto (AsiaNews) – As the moving voice of tenor Andrea Bocelli singing Gounod’s Ave Maria drifted across the Plains of Monsorto, the dark statue of Our Lady of Loreto slowly made its way through a huge crowd of almost...
  • Pope Benedict to Loreto this weekend (Live coverage on EWTN)

    08/31/2007 1:11:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 869+ views
    American Papist ^ | August 31, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    Update: It looks like the kids in Loreto have already started the pre-arrival bash: (REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca (ITALY)CWNews: Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Loreto, Italy this weekend for a gathering of young Italian Catholics. The Holy Father will leave his summer residence on Saturday afternoon, September 1, traveling by helicopter to Loreto, on Italy's eastern coast. His weekend visit will include a question-and-answers session with the 800 participants in the "Agora" gathering, a time for private prayer in the Holy House of Loreto, and a Mass on Sunday morning. Pope Benedict will return to Castel Gandolfo on Sunday...
  • Study Backs Tradition of Loreto House - Stones in Altar Match Those in Nazareth, It Says

    03/30/2006 5:01:26 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 573+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 30, 2006
    LORETO, Italy, MARCH 30, 2006 ( The stones in the Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth have the same origin as those of an altar at the Holy House of Loreto, says an archaeological study. Architect Nanni Monelli and Father Giuseppe Santarelli, director of the General Congregation of the Holy House of Loreto, led the study. Their finding has reopened discussion of the historicity of the mysterious transfer of the Holy House of Nazareth to Loreto. According to tradition, the house was translated miraculously from Nazareth to Tersatto (in present-day Croatia) in 1291 and then to Loreto. Giorgio Nicolini, author...
  • Vatican Gives Schedule of Pope's Next Trip (despite media rumors pope's imminent demise)

    08/18/2004 6:00:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 486+ views
    AP Wire ^ | August 17, 2004
    VATICAN CITY - Two days after a grueling papal pilgrimage which left some wondering if Pope John Paul II could still travel, the Vatican on Tuesday announced details of the ailing pontiff's next trip.The Vatican said John Paul would fly on Sept. 5 from his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, to Loreto, an Italian town near the Adriatic which is home to a shrine to the Virgin Mary. There the 84-year-old pope will celebrate a stamina-testing two-hour outdoor Mass.During his pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, John Paul, who has Parkinson's disease, alarmed observers when he started slipping off a...