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
Friday, April 10, 2015
Mary designated the place where she wanted to be honored - A Moment with Mary
April 10 – Our Lady of Virgins (Italy, 1584) – Our Lady of Laval (France)
Mary designated the place where she wanted to be honored
the 11th or 12th century, the Benedictine monks of
Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, France, chose the district of Le Fesc on the
banks of the Gardon River to build the church of the priory of Laval.
All the building materials transported to that location were repeatedly
and mysteriously moved the next day to where the current church is
located. The monks saw this as a clear sign that Mary was actually
showing the place where she wanted to be honored.
The church of Our Lady of Laval, [wikipedia]
1854 the pilgrimage has enjoyed remarkable popularity. At that time,
cholera was ravaging the south of France. In order to ward off that
danger, the priest of Rochebelle-Alès vowed to lead his people to the
feet of the famous Madonna, known for granting generous graces.
was spared, and a statue of Mary was placed on the altar with the
inscription: "To Our Lady of Laval, from the parish of Alès, spared from
then, pilgrims have flocked to Our Lady of Laval. I personally know a
priest on whom the doctors had given up when he was only three years
old, and who was given good health that has never left him, in front of
the miraculous statue of the crypt, along with his vocation to the
priesthood. And that was 69 years ago!