MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mary is all things to all - A Moment with Mary



* May 20 – Our Lady of Graces (Cuneo, Italy, 1537) - Saint Germanus of Constantinople  * Mary is all things to all  ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

May 20 – Our Lady of Graces (Cuneo, Italy, 1537) - Saint Germanus of Constantinople 

Mary is all things to all



"The most moving month of Mary I have ever experienced was on the island of the lepers on Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands," wrote a missionary priest who had opened the month of Mary by installing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima for the lepers on the island. Before the poor assembly of human rags, the priest was somewhat hesitant to display such a beautiful statue...

The priest was called to assist a dying leper who wished to see the statue of Our Lady before dying. He went to the dying man, but as he was carrying the Madonna he tripped and fell down some stairs. He got up with aching limbs and saw that the hands of the Virgin and her face were badly damaged. There were now dark spots on her cheeks where the paint had peeled off, giving the impression that she was injured, and her smile had vanished—only her eyes looked intact, conveying the same sweetness...

And yet, upon seeing the statue, the dying man had such a surge of joy and love that it was like witnessing a reunion scene between a Mother and a son ... The Madonna wanted to be all things to all. For the love of her child she had put aside her heavenly appearance...

Story told by Brother Albert Pfleger
In Fioretti de la Vierge Marie, Eph├Ęse Diffusion

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