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
Monday, May 11, 2015
The day fishermen caught a statue in their net - A Moment with Mary
May 11 – Our Lady of Aparecida, patroness of Brazil
The day fishermen caught a statue in their net
The statue of Our Lady of Aparecida
said to have appeared to 3 fishermen ‒ Domingos Garcia, Filipe Pedroso,
and João Alves ‒ in October 1717 - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
national shrine of Our Lady in Aparecida, Sao Paulo (Brazil), is the
country’s principle shrine, with 7 million pilgrims each year visiting
from all over the world. The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is
the second largest basilica in the world and Our Lady of Aparecida also
is the patron saint of Brazil.
story goes that in October of 1717, three fishermen, accustomed to cast
their nets in the waters of the Paraiba River, hauled in a decapitated
statue. The three cast their net again and they brought in a head that,
at first glance, seemed to belong to the statue of a Black Madonna that
turned out to be Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Tradition tells
that once it was put back together, the Virgin aparecida ("who appeared"
without explanation) became incredibly heavy, making it impossible to
of Aparecida is the patron saint of future mothers and newborns, rivers
and seas. Aparecida is, among other things, where a workers pilgrimage
that takes place every year on the national holiday of Brazil—September 7th. Indeed, Our Lady of Aparecida is in the heart of every Brazilian.