The patroness of the cathedral of Madrid is the Blessed Virgin Mary, venerated by locals (and pilgrims) in this image of the Virgen de la Almudena. The unusual name for Mary apparently comes from the Arabic word, al-mudayna (the citadel), indicating a part of the city of Madrid, a city which was founded by the Moors. The Virgin was one of the patronesses of World Youth Day 2011 and the statue attracted many visitors on the Monday after World Youth Day concluded.
- Maria on +409+ Should Christians be Tolerant of other Religions? (2nd Sunday)
- remaining anonymous on Son of a gentle God (Baptism of the Lord)
- Fr. Benjamin Sember on Mary helps us take our first faith steps (Advent 2)
- Jack on Mary helps us take our first faith steps (Advent 2)
- Fr. Benjamin Sember on Father and mother should be united (Holy Family)
TagsAdvent Apocalypse Art Baptism Benedict XVI Celibacy Christmas Confession Death Discipleship Easter End of the World Eucharist Evangelization Faith Family Fatherhood Film Forgiveness Happiness Heaven History Holiness Holy Spirit Jesus John Paul II Lent Marriage Money Mother Mary Movie Reviews Pilgrimage Politics Pope Francis Prayer Priesthood Pro-Life Resurrection Spiritual life Stewardship Teaching the faith The Mass Travel Video Women
Subscribe to the Homily Podcast