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
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The niche is empty but … - A Moment with Mary
* April 19 – Our Lady of the Countryside (Italy, 1559)
* The niche is empty but …
April 19 – Our Lady of the Countryside (Italy, 1559)
The niche is empty but …
of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Lourdes apparitions occurred four years
after the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo
following story may sound unbelievable, but it is true. Although there
is no statue of Our Lady in the niche above the altar of the chapel of
the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Alta Gracia (Argentina), we can see
her image—even though the niche in question is actually empty.
Christians and non-Christians who flock to the shrine claim they see
the image. It appears even on photographs and it is distinctly visible
from the front entrance. Then, strangely, it gradually disappears as we
approach the altar.
chapel, built and blessed in 1927, used to have a statue of Our Lady of
Lourdes in a niche above the altar. In August 2011, the statue was
removed from the niche to be restored.
Discalced Carmelites brothers subsequently issued a press release
stating that "the apparition of the image of the Blessed Virgin does not
have, to date, a logical explanation. We interpret it as a sign to
increase and deepen the Christian faith of God’s people."