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, June 01, 2015
Love without borders - A Moment with Mary
* June 1st – Coronation of the miraculous image of Kevelaer (Germany, 1672) - Saint Justin
* Love without borders
June 1st – Coronation of the miraculous image of Kevelaer (Germany, 1672) - Saint Justin
Love without borders
(North Rhine-Westphalia) is one of the most visited religious shrines
in Germany. What is striking about the spirituality of Our Lady of
Kevelaer is its sobriety: it is not about wonders and signs but about a
firm confidence in Mary’s tenderness. The two key words in Kevelaer are
confession and trust in the all-merciful Mary.
Virgin appeared to Hendrik Busman on December 25, 1641. She told him: "I
want you to build me a chapel here." That chapel was built from
1643-1645. In 1646, the shrine was entrusted to the Flemish branch of
the Oratory of Pierre de Bérulle.
that the provinces of the Lower Rhine remained Catholic when Calvinism
was spreading in the rest of Germany (17th c.) is probably due to the
pilgrimage to Our Lady of Kevelaer.
World War II, the shrine was saved by an officer who refused to obey the
order to blow it up. In 1948, the Pax Christi International Convention
was held in Kevelaer. In 1949, a special lamp was lit to symbolize the
unceasing prayer for peace. On May 2, 1987, Saint John Paul II visited
the shrine. He said that at Kevelaer borders disappear and we find a
common love between peoples. It is the Europe of the faith.