We celebrate today the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, an ancient title of the Virgin, which was formally instituted into the Holy Mass and the Litany of Loreto by Paul VI during the Second Vatican Council, with a subsequent official votive Mass in 1975.
Pope Francis, through Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship in an official decree of February 11, 2017 (Our Lady of Lourdes), instituted this memorial to be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday.
During the Council, there was debate whether to have a separate document on Our Lady, but the decision was made

Praise the Lord

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