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, August 24, 2015
* August 24 – Dedication of Our Lady of Benoîte-Vaux (France, 1138)
* "Blessed Glen"
August 24 – Dedication of Our Lady of Benoîte-Vaux (France, 1138)
or Blessed Glen in English, in eastern France, has been a place of
pilgrimage in honor of Mary for eight centuries. Hidden in the forest
between Verdun and Bar-le Duc, the shrine of Benoîte-Vaux is one of the
oldest pilgrimages in the Lorraine region.
to tradition, one day some woodsmen, attracted by heavenly songs,
wandered up to an uprooted oak. There they discovered a statue of the
Virgin Mary. Amazed, they decided to place it in an oratory, where in
time more and more pilgrims came to visit it. In 1180, the Bishop of
Verdun sent some Norbertine monks to oversee the shrine.
19th century, the shrine flourished. A large monastery was built and the
statue was crowned by Pope Pius IX on September 8, 1875. The present
church dates from 1705. The statue of Our Lady, venerated as "Queen of
Peace, Comfort of the Afflicted" represents the Virgin holding an apple
(the symbol of sin) and baby Jesus.
continues to attract many pilgrims. Today it is a place of reflection
and renewal for the Christians of the diocese and beyond, under the
loving gaze of Mary.