Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Baltazar Cardosa’s fight with a poisonous snake - A Moment with Mary
to Nossa Senhora da Penha (Our Lady of the Rock) originated in the 15th
century, after a pilgrim monk discovered the image of the Virgin Mary
on Mount Penha near Salamanca, Spain, on May 19, 1434. Later, sailors
brought the devotion to Our Lady of Penha to Brazil.
Two hundred years later, in 1635, in Rio de Janeiro, Captain Baltazar
Cardoso received a providential intervention of the Virgin on his
property, the future site of the Marian shrine. One day, Baltazar
Cardoso was threatened by a huge poisonous snake. He prayed for help to
Our Lady of Penha to whom he was devoted, and she answered him.
In gratitude for the help he received, Baltazar built a small chapel,
where he placed an image of Nossa Senhora da Penha. Since then the
shrine has grown considerably. Today the Basilica of Nossa Senhora da
Penha looks like a solemn throne erected for the Mother of God. It
represents the heart of Marian devotion in this extraordinary city and
is a landmark of Rio de Janeiro.