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
Monday, April 27, 2015
It was a Saturday in 880 AD… - A Moment with Mary
* April 27 – Our Lady of Montserrat (Spain) – Our Lady of Vilnius (Lithuania)
* It was a Saturday in 880 AD…
April 27 – Our Lady of Montserrat (Spain) – Our Lady of Vilnius (Lithuania)
It was a Saturday in 880 AD…
a Saturday in the year 880, in Montserrat, province of Catalonia,
Spain, some young shepherds saw a bright light coming down from heaven,
accompanied by a beautiful melody. The event happened several times,
until the bishop himself decided to see the occurrence for himself. He
arrived on the scene and saw the same light.
visions occurred in a cave on Montserrat mountain. When this cave was
explored the people found a statue of the Madonna and Child. After
trying to move the statue to a different location without any success,
they thought it was God's will that the statue be venerated on the
mountain of Montserrat.
Façade of Church of Our Lady of Montserrat in Madrid (Spain). . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
first written mention and the historical origin of the Shrine of Our
Lady of Montserrat dates from the year 888, when Count Velloso gave the
hermitage of Saint Mary to the monastery of Ripoll. Then in 1025, the
bishop in charge of the premises founded the monastery of Montserrat,
which quickly became a shrine of national importance. Eventually, the
current Romanesque church was built, and the statue of the Madonna and
Child venerated today was carved.