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Sunday, August 23, 2015

"If you want to serve me, be simple"



* August 23 – Declaration of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Miracles (Soissons, France) - Estelle Faguette of Pellevoisin (d. 1929) * "If you want to serve me, be simple" ----- A Moment with Mary --

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August 23 – Declaration of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Miracles (Soissons, France) - Estelle Faguette of Pellevoisin (d. 1929)

"If you want to serve me, be simple"


Estelle Faguette, a 32-year-old woman with an incurable illness, wrote an open-hearted letter to Mary in 1875, with child-like confidence, to ask her to plead with her divine Son to obtain her recovery so that she could financially support her elderly parents.

The Virgin Mary answered this letter by appearing to her fifteen times, from February to December 1876, during which time she taught Estelle lessons in holiness and gave a message of mercy: "I am all merciful and the mistress of my Son; I have chosen you. I choose the small and the weak for my glory." And she gave her the scapular of the Sacred Heart.

On February 18, 1876, Mary gave Estelle a rule of life: "If you want to serve me, be simple, and let your actions match your words."

By February 19, 1876, Estelle was fully recovered. In 1877, the Archbishop of Bourges authorized the public devotion to Our Lady of Pellevoisin and Estelle's room was transformed into a chapel. Estelle Faguette passed away at the age of 86, and she is buried in the cemetery of Pellevoisin. There are two words written on her grave: "Be simple."

Mary of Nazareth Team
Source: www.pellevoisin.net