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
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
“Holy-Mary-paints-girl” - A Moment with Mary
* June 10 – Our Lady of Saint Luke (Italy, 1857)
Columbus dedicated his voyage of discovery to Mary, changing the name
of his flagship from Gallega to Santa Maria, and led the crews of all
three vessels in hymns to Our Lady each evening. Upon discovering the
island of San Salvador (named after the Savior), Columbus and his men
went ashore and sang the Salve Regina in Our Lady’s honor; they taught
the natives there the Ave Maria (“Hail Mary”) and other Catholic
prayers. English: My photograph of an image of the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
three ships were named the Santa Maria (“Holy Mary”),
the Pinta (“Paint”), and Nina (“Girl”)–which, put together in a
sentence, reads “Holy Mary paints girl.” This refers to the miraculous
event which occurred 49 years later, when Mary “painted” an image of
herself as a young Indian maiden on Saint Juan Diego’s tilma, or cloak—a
scientifically-inexplicable image of Our Lady of Guadalupe which still
exists in all its beauty today, and which prompted the conversion of
nine million Mexican Indians to Catholicism in just one decade’s time.
Father Joseph Esper
Excerpt from the article History We Should Remember published in Catholic Journal US, March 6, 2015