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, July 13, 2015
She founded the oldest Marian religious institute of women in the Arab East - A Moment with Mary
* July 13 – Mary Patroness (Italy, 1837)
* She founded the oldest Marian religious institute of women in the Arab East
She founded the oldest Marian religious institute of women in the Arab East
in Jerusalem in a Christian Palestinian family on October 4, 1843,
Saint Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas died on March 25, 1927 in Ein
Karem. She was canonized by Pope Francis on May 17, 2015, on the Feast
of the Ascension.
Marie-Alphonsine entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph
of the Apparition as a postulant at the age of 14. Following repeated
visions of Our Lady, she and Father Joseph Tannous Yammin founded a
congregation for local women in 1880 called the Rosary Sisters, or the
Congregation of the Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem, the
oldest Marian religious institute of women in the Arab East. Archbishop
Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem was impressed by the Marian
piety of this nun who spent her life working in education of Arab
Christians and the poor.
the Rosary Sisters have 250 members and are present in the Holy Land,
Jordan, Lebanon, Cairo (Egypt), Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Rome. In
Lebanon, the Rosary Sisters have ten convents and they also run a
hospital in Gemmayze.