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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The “Hail Mary”—a Catholic superstition? - A Moment with Mary




* June 23 – Madonna del Ardesio (Italy, 1607)  * The “Hail Mary”—a Catholic superstition? ----- A Moment with Mary --

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June 23 – Madonna del Ardesio (Italy, 1607) 

The “Hail Mary”—a Catholic superstition?



A 6-year-old Protestant boy often heard his Catholic friends pray the "Hail Mary." He so loved this prayer that he learned it by heart and recited it every day. Proudly, he recited it to his mother, whose reaction was: "Don’t say that anymore. It’s a Catholic superstition. They believe Mary is a goddess!"

Later as a young man, having compared the two religions, he chose to embrace the Catholic faith. His married sister rudely told him: "If one of my children wanted to be a Catholic, I would rather poke a sword in his belly!"

Shortly after this her son fell ill. The doctors gave her no hope of his recovery. Our Catholic then approached his sister: "Do you really want your son to recover? Then please say a “Hail Mary” with me and promise God that if the boy is cured, you will study the Catholic faith seriously."

The young mother accepted and recited a “Hail Mary” with her brother. The next day, her son was completely healed! So she kept her promise to study Catholic doctrine and after a long period of preparation, converted.

Rev. Father Tuckwell
Brother of the converted Protestant mother
Source: lepeupledelapaix.forumactif.com

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