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Sunday, May 10, 2015

The holy house of Nazareth on the shores of the Adriatic Sea - A Moment with Mary




* May 10 – Our Lady of the Holy House of Nazareth (Dalmatia, 1291)  * The holy house of Nazareth on the shores of the Adriatic Sea ----- A Moment with Mary --

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

May 10 – Our Lady of the Holy House of Nazareth (Dalmatia, 1291) 

The holy house of Nazareth on the shores of the Adriatic Sea

Towards the end of the thirteenth century, the terrible news that the Holy Land was lost to the Christians reached Europe. Nonetheless, while the Church was deploring this painful loss, a new joy was given to them: the holy house of Nazareth—place of the birth of the Mother of God, of her early education and of the Annunciation by the Angel Gabriel of the wondrous news of the Incarnation of the Son of God—had been found, transported miraculously, near Tersatz in Dalmatia on May 10, 1291.

After the residents of the region talked among themselves of the remarkable little house surmounted by a bell tower, their bishop—cured from a lingering illness—suddenly appeared in their midst. He had prayed to be able to go see the prodigy for himself, and the Mother of God had appeared to him, saying, “My son, you called me; I am here to give you powerful assistance and reveal to you the secret you desire to know. The holy dwelling is the very house where I was born. It is there that when the announcement was brought by the Archangel Gabriel, I conceived the divine Child by the operation of the Holy Spirit…”

Then, after three years and seven months spent in Dalmatia, the holy house disappeared and was again transported by angels to rest in Loreto, Italy. The exact date was December 10, 1294. 

Adapted from:
www.magnificat.ca

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