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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mary asks us to pray for peace - A Moment with Mary





* May 26 – Madonna di Caravaggio (Italy, 1432) * Mary asks us to pray for peace ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
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May 26 – Madonna di Caravaggio (Italy, 1432)

Mary asks us to pray for peace


On May 26, 1432, a resident of Caravaggio (Lombardy) named Giovanetta di Pietro Vacchi, a simple and God-fearing peasant girl married to a violent man, said that she saw the Virgin. "Suddenly I saw before me a beautiful and admirable lady. She was tall, with a graceful face, a venerable appearance, dressed in blue with a white veil," Giovanetta explained.

The apparition asked her to pray and said she had come for peace in the family, peace between states, and peace between the Eastern and Western Churches. The prayer for peace between the Eastern and Western Churches seemed to quickly bear fruit. On July 6, 1439, the Council of Florence found an agreement between Latins and Greeks on all points under discussion (the procession of the Holy Spirit, the term Filioque of the Symbol, the principle of the Eucharist, the Four Last Things, and papal primacy). Unfortunately, the fall of Constantinople in the year 1452 made this agreement unenforceable.

The bishop of Cremona had a church built on the site, which Saint John Paul II visited in 1992. In the crypt, we can still see the spring that began to flow during the apparition.

Fran├žoise Breynaert
www.mariedenazareth.com

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