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
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Stop, my Brother, stop! The chapel was dedicated by God. - A Moment with Mary
* July 21 – Feast of Our Lady of Einsiedeln (Switzerland)
* “Stop, my Brother, stop! The chapel was dedicated by God.”
July 21 – Feast of Our Lady of Einsiedeln (Switzerland)
“Stop, my Brother, stop! The chapel was dedicated by God.”
is the first Catholic Swiss Shrine and it is located about 40 km from
Zurich. Around 828, a hermit came to settle in Einsiedeln and placed a
small statue of the Virgin Mary in his chapel. The chapel was restored
in 947, and two former hermits, Benno and Eberhard, established a
Benedictine convent there, called Our Lady of Hermits.
chapel was going to be dedicated on September 14, 948, by two bishops,
that of Constance and that of Augsburg (two German cities), but this is
what happened during the dedicatory night office that took place around
the bishop of Constance, suddenly heard harmonious voices that filled
the nave... He looked up and saw a choir of angels... Jesus Christ...
wearing purple vestments, was celebrating the dedicatory office at the
altar. Saint Peter, Saint Gregory, Saint Augustine, Saint Stephen and
Saint Lawrence stood around him. The august Queen of Heaven sat on a
brilliantly illuminated throne in front of the altar... A mysterious
voice was heard from under the vault: ‘Stop, my brother, stop! The
chapel has already been dedicated by God.’…"
centuries later, at the time of the Reformation, the Queen of Heaven
protected her children there from heresy: Einsielden resisted the