November 16 – feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy

“At the time of my election to the Holy See, I thought of the Holy Mother from the Gate of Dawn” (September 6, 1993); “Shortly after I was elected as Pope by an unexpected decision of God, I went to the Lithuanian chapel of the Mother of Mercy in the lower church of the Vatican Basilica. And there, at the feet of the Blessed Virgin, I prayed for all of you “(September 8, 1993).