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 24, 2015
Our Lady “did not want to leave” … - A Moment with Mary
* April 24 – Our Lady of Lujan (Argentina) * Our Lady “did not want to leave” … ---
May 1630, Our Lady of Lujan arrived from Sao Paulo, Brazil, in
Argentina, because a landowner, Antonio Farías Sáa, wanted to build a
Marian shrine on his land, in Sumampa, province of Santiago del Estero,
A friend of his from Brazil gave him a painting of
the Immaculate Conception as well as a painting of the Madonna and
Child. The two paintings were brought from Buenos Aires to Sumampa on a
cart. During the trip, after stopping by the Lujan River, 40 miles west
of Buenos Aires, near the domain of a certain Don Rosendo, the cart
carrying the two paintings of the Holy Virgin became inexplicably
immovable, no matter what people tried to do. Taking out one of the
paintings didn’t make any difference, but when both were unloaded, the
cart was movable again. Apparently Our Lady "did not want to leave" ...
The news spread to Buenos Aires and attracted crowds of pilgrims to
Lujan. Don Rosendo built a chapel for the miraculous Madonna, for indeed
miracles soon began to reward the pilgrims’ prayers.
The Lujan Shrine is now one of the largest in Latin America, with six
million pilgrims visiting annually. Our Lady of Lujan is the patroness