The Virgin Mary every day from December 1-12th. Rebecca is hosting this meme.Thanks, Rebecca! If you want to join in, go to her blog and post your link.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
From Wikipedia (the Roman Catholic version of the Virgin Mary):
The key role of the Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic beliefs, her veneration, and the growth of Roman Catholic Mariology have not only come about by official statements made in Rome but have often been driven from the ground up, by the Marian writings of the saints and from the masses of believers, and at times via reported Marian apparitions to young and simple children on remote hilltops, which have then influenced the higher levels of the Holy See via sensus fidei. The Holy See continues to approve of Marian apparitions on remote mountains, the latest approval being as recent as May 2008. Some apparitions such as Fatima have given rise to Marian Movements and Societies with millions of members, and many other Marian societies exist around the world.
I find all this fascinating. I also find it very fascinating that those who are not Catholic embrace a form of Marionism by way of venerating (through display of images) of the Lady of Guadalupe. Why is it that even those who are not of the faith venerate her? I am always fascinated by this and wonder why. I don't have any answers, but I wonder why and at the same time, think it is pretty darned cool! And, perhaps the word, 'veneration' doesn't suit you, that's OK. It's just that no other descriptive words came to mind here.