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
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
This niche used to house a statue of the Virgin - A Moment with Mary
Lady of La Ghiara is located in the city of Reggio Emilia,
north-central Italy. The term "ghiara" refers to the gravel of the
stream that descends along the wall of the Servite convent established
there. There used to be a niche that housed a statue of the Madonna
dating back to about 1300, called the Madonna della guiara.
church was built in 1596 to replace Our Lady’s niche. On April 29th of
the same year a 17-year boy named Marchino, deaf and dumb from birth,
was miraculously healed there.
Clement VIII recognized the miraculous nature of the healing and
approved the pilgrimage to this place. A larger shrine was then built,
and miracles occurred in greater numbers.
English: Pope Clement VIII (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
April 15, 1945, during a period of violent civil unrest, the bishop and
the population vowed to solemnly commemorate the anniversary date of
April 29th for seven consecutive years, in memory of the healing of
Marchino by Our Lady of La Ghiara, and also they promised to build
another church, dedicated to Our Lady of Peace, in a working-class
The city was spared violent attacks, the vow was fulfilled, and the new church built.