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, May 17, 2015
Montreal, Canada: a Marian mission - A Moment with Mary
* May 17 – Ville-Marie (Mary’s City), the original Montreal, founded in 1642 by Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve (d. 1676)
* Montreal, Canada: a Marian mission
May 17 – Ville-Marie (Mary’s City), the original Montreal, founded in 1642 by Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve (d. 1676)
de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve (15 février 1612 - 9 septembre 1676)
était un officier français. On lui doit la fondation de la ville de
Montréal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Montreal, Canada: a Marian mission
The Statue of Mary that opened her eyes in 1888 [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
is now a district of the city of Montreal, Canada. The name Ville-Marie
comes from the city’s origins as a Marian city. Its founders, who
came from France in the 17th century, devoted themselves to charitable
works, beginning with hospitals for the native Indians. They lived an
intense Marian spirituality inspired by the French school, which was a
spirituality of the Incarnation and union with Jesus through Mary.
missionaries actually created a new type of mission because they were
lay people who envisioned a unique type of Marian mission. Over a short
period, 248 men, 45 women and children left France for the New World.
The first travelers reached the island of Montreal on May 17, 1642, the
official date of the founding of Ville-Marie. Quite simply, they came
there to live a life of prayer and charity.
principal Marian shrine is that of Our Lady of the Cape in
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, dedicated to the Holy Rosary and visited by
Saint John Paul II who entrusted Canada to Mary. In fact the city of
Montreal still has many churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary, as well
as a well-known oratory dedicated to Saint Joseph.