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 20, 2015
The miracle of the Virgin of Sorrows - A Moment with Mary
* April 20 – Our Lady of Sorrows (Quito, Ecuador)
* The miracle of the Virgin of Sorrows
image of Our Lady of Sorrows with its heart pierced by seven swords
representing Mary’s seven sorrows, found in Quito (Ecuador), is one of
the best known images of the Mother of Sorrows.
history has been marked by anti-Catholic revolutions. In 1906,
secularism was proclaimed by the anti-clerical National Assembly;
religious events were banned, diocesan and religious property
confiscated. It was during that year that the persecution of the Church
reached its height. It was also in the same year that the miracle of Our
Lady of Sorrows occurred.
On April 20,
1906, in the Jesuit College of Saint Gabriel of Quito, the Virgin Mary
showed her presence by blinking in a painting of Our Lady of Sorrows at
the thirty-five college students who were present in the room.
The boys who were the witnesses
of the movement of the eyes in the picture of Our Lady of Quito
later, the Church authorities launched the canonical process, and on May
31st of that year, the people of Quito heard the conclusions of the
ecclesiastical authorities, establishing the incidence of April 20th at
the Jesuit College as historically true. The college has now become a
Marian shrine and the painting is carried all over the country.