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Sunday, August 16, 2015

The "Great Lady of the Hungarians"



* August 16 - Saint Stephen of Hungary (d. 1038), who consecrated his country to the Mother of God * The "Great Lady of the Hungarians" ----- A Moment with Mary --

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August 16 - Saint Stephen of Hungary (d. 1038), who consecrated his country to the Mother of God

The "Great Lady of the Hungarians"


Hungary was evangelized in the 10th century, and was immediately dedicated to the Mother of God by King Stephen I, the future Saint Stephen (968-1038). Ever since, it has been a custom in Hungary to call Mary the "Great Lady of the Hungarians."

After the end of the Ottoman Turkish rule and its oppression of the country, Marian congregations gave new impetus to the Hungarian ideal of being a kingdom of Mary.

In the dramatic context of the Second World War, the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was made by entire towns in Hungary. An atonement prayer spread widely, as an expression of love for Mary Immaculate, resulting in personal conversion and sanctification.

During the Soviet occupation, Cardinal Mindszenty, primate of Hungary, prayed incessantly to the "Great Lady of Hungary" to support faith and national sentiment.

Today important Marian shrines attract pilgrims who visit the country of the "Great Lady of the Hungarians." Among the most important are Máriaremete in Budapest, Máriagyüd (Our Lady of Tears) in both Mariapocs, and Gyor, etc. 

The Mary of Nazareth Team


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