Rare 17th c. Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the B.V.M. (Daily Posted in 2021)

Jan 22 Espousals of Our Lady Approved by Pope Paul III

(Jan) 22. Espousals of Our Lady. This feast, long celebrated in France by pious persons, was approved of by Pope Paul III., in 1546. (Petr. Auratus, lib. de Imag. Virt., c. 10.)

 

Image (click it to enlarge)Painting of the Espousals of Our Lady

 

"The example of Mary and of Joseph is an evidence of the sanctity of the marriage state, hence all married people should place themselves under their protection, to draw from Heaven special graces and the divine benediction." (Source: "The Ave Maria, A Journal devoted to the Honor of the Blessed Virgin", p. 44, Jan 7, 1882)

 

Related Link: Our Lady Prevailed Upon Her Son at Feast of Canaan

 

Source: "Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin, With the Foundations and Churches Dedicated to Her", from Abbé Orsini's work, "Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God", Imprimatur 1858 A.D.

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THE TCW STAFF | Reply 22.01.2021 13:59

Jan 22nd: Espousals of Our Lady - "The example of Mary and of Joseph is an evidence of the sanctity of the marriage state, hence all married people should place themselves under their protection... ."

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