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
Friday, June 12, 2015
China is officially consecrated to the Virgin Mary - A Moment with Mary
* June 12 – Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Mary proclaimed Queen of China in Zikawei (Shanghai) in 1924
* China is officially consecrated to the Virgin Mary
June 12 – Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Mary proclaimed Queen of China in Zikawei (Shanghai) in 1924
China is officially consecrated to the Virgin Mary
the heart of Catholic China, the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians of
Zo-se, Apostolic Vicariate of Nanjing (Shanghai), is of national
A missionary in
1844, noticing a Buddhist temple in ruins, was inspired to build a
shrine there in honor of the Virgin Mary. His dream came true in 1867
and soon Christians came there on pilgrimage.
It was at this
shrine that the apostolic delegate in China, in union with all the
bishops and priests of that land, came to officially consecrate China to
the Virgin in 1924.
military victory of Mao-tse-tung, the shrine was desecrated and remained
closed for twenty years. But the courage of over thirty thousand
pilgrims put an end to that situation.
In 1978, between
March 15 - 17, pilgrims entered the ruined shrine and placed a small
statue of the Blessed Virgin there. The authorities were unable to
intervene, because the action took place peacefully. Thus reopened for
worship, the shrine was entrusted to the priests of the national Church,
then separated from Rome, who later brought a statue of Mary Help of
Christians from Turin in 1990.
Dans Madre della Chiesa dei Cinque continenti, Ed. Segno, Udine, 1997
The shrine of Sheshan, on the outskirts of Shanghai, dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians