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, May 08, 2015
‘‘If you make known the Rosary you shall be saved’’ - A Moment with Mary
‘‘If you make known the Rosary you shall be saved’’
The "Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary" is a popular Marian tradition still very much alive in Italy. It was composed in 1883 by Blessed Bartolo Longo, a lawyer and founder of the new city of Pompeii, near Naples, 250 km south of Rome.
One day, during a walk in the countryside, Longo heard a voice say, "If you make known the Rosary you shall be saved." He decided to spread the devotion to the Virgin Mary, beginning with a new church dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary.
With this church, now a Pontifical Shrine and international pilgrimage site, Bartolo Longo founded many organizations to help children and youth, especially the orphaned and abandoned.
Saint John Paul II visited Pompeii in 1979 and again for the closing of the Year of the Rosary, on October 7, 2003. And Pope Benedict XVI went there on pilgrimage on October 19, 2008.