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!
April 6 – Black Virgin of Mende (France, 1857) – Apparition to Father Jakob Rem (Ingolstadt, Germany, 1604)
Germany in the 17th century, Father Jakob Rem, a great devotee of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, was favored with several apparitions of the Mother
of God. One of particular note was the apparition of April 6, 1604, in
the chapel of Ingolstadt.
Lady appeared to him in such splendor that the priest asked her what
invocation would befit her best. Our Lady replied, "Mater admirabilis."
Therefore, Father Jakob had his disciples repeat this invocation three
times, and the Virgin of Ingolstadt, Our Lady of the Snows, was given
the honorary title of "Maria ter admirabilis" (Mary thrice admirable).
France, there is a very special reason to admire Our Lady, because of a
king who had a greatly inspired intuition. His name was King Louis XIII
and he expanded his kingdom in the most peaceful manner by consecrating
the whole kingdom to Our Lady, Queen of France through a vow. He then
instituted August 15th as a national feast day in her honor. The French
Revolution made no changes to this, since the commitments of Heaven are
English: Mater Admirabilis original fresco in Rome (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Adapted from his homily for the Assumption, August 15, 2010
Ganagobie Abbey, France www.ndganagobie.com