Today on August 5th we celebrate the Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica. The Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica was first raised at the order of Pope Liberius in the mid-fourth century, the Liberian basilica was rebuilt by Pope Sixtus III shortly after the Council of Ephesus affirmed Mary’s title as Mother of God in 431. The strength of the convictions held firm. Rededicated at that time to the Mother of God, St. Mary Major is the largest church in the world honoring God through Mary. God Bless their work for our Blessed Virgin Mother.