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Thursday, September 03, 2015

At the heart of Marian Germany



* September 3 - Consecration of Germany to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1954) - Saint Gregory the Great (d. 604)  * At the heart of Marian Germany ----- A Moment with Mary --

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September 3 - Consecration of Germany to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1954) - Saint Gregory the Great (d. 604) 

At the heart of Marian Germany


Fulda Cathedral[Wikipedia]
Germany was consecrated to the Virgin Mary in Fulda, a city in central Germany, during the Marian Year of 1950, by Cardinal Frings.

It was in the 8th century that the country’s first spiritual center was founded in Fulda—a Benedictine abbey built for missions in northern Germany. The burial place of Saint Boniface, the Abbey of Fulda flourished after 754 and became a kind of national religious shrine for the Germans.

A large basilica was built there, between 791 and 819. The school in Fulda began to thrive under Charlemagne and was developed by one of its great monks, Rabanus Maurus (856) who was a wonderful champion of the Virgin Mary:

"Mary, you deserved to host the promise announced to the world so many centuries ago; you became the House of the immense majesty; you alone, by special privilege, possessed for nine months the hope of the world, the honor of the centuries, the common joy of all," he exclaimed in one of his many homilies to the glory of the Mother of God.

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Rabanus Maurus (left) presents his work to Otgar of Mainz [Wikipedia]

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