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!
“The Lord sent me to promote a more effective Marian devotion”
November 24, 1946, Pierina Gilli, a nurse from Montichiari (diocese of
Brescia, Italy) saw a beautiful, transparent lady, dressed in purple and
wearing a white veil. The lady did not utter a word. Pierina was
awe-struck, and also wondered what this apparition meant.
April 17, 1966, the Virgin appeared to her again, saying: “My Divine
Son, who is all Love, sends me to make this spring miraculous, as a sign
of purification and penance.” On June 1, 1947, the lady came back,
uttering just three words: “Prayer, sacrifice, penance.”
another apparition, on July 13, 1947, Our Lady said: “I am the Mother of
Jesus and the Mother of all of you. The Lord sent me to promote a more
effective Marian devotion in religious institutes and congregations. I
promise to all those who honor me, protection, renewal of vocations, and
a decrease in apostasy.”
spite of the bishop’s reservations, the pilgrimage continues to this
day, unostentatious and fervent, supported by those who have found grace
in this place. Pierina was presented to Pope Pius XII, at the audience
of August 9, 1951... The Pope placed his hand on her and said: “Courage
my daughter, try to better respond to such a great and wonderful grace.”
Adapted from René Laurentin, Chrétiens Magazine issue #142 – June 2001