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 10, 2015
Let the people come in procession to receive the gifts that I want to pour upon this place
* August 10 – Our Lady of Graces (Cotignac, France, 1519) – Our Lady of Mercy
* "Let the people come in procession to receive the gifts that I want to pour upon this place"
August 10 – Our Lady of Graces (Cotignac, France, 1519) – Our Lady of Mercy
"Let the people come in procession to receive the gifts that I want to pour upon this place"
August 10, 1519, a woodcutter named John de la Baume climbed Mount
Verdaille near the village of Cotignac (in southern France), alone. As
usual, he began his day by saying a prayer on his knees. No sooner had
he got back on his feet than a cloud appeared in front of him, revealing
the Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus in her arms, with two saints
(Saint Catherine and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux) and Saint Michael the
Archangel at her side.
on a crescent moon, Our Lady addressed John: "I am the Virgin Mary. Go
and tell the clergy and the Consuls of Cotignac to build a Church for me
here, under the title of Our Lady of Graces, and let the people come in
procession to receive the gifts that I want to pour upon this place."
John kept the message to himself, which earned him a second apparition.
The next day, August 11th, having returned to the same place to finish
his wood cutting, he had the same vision, with the same request. This
time, he decided to deliver the message immediately. John spoke so
earnestly that the city fathers believed him at once. They built a
chapel at the site of the apparitions.
English: The basilica of our Lady of Graces, built in the early XIXth century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This shrine has witnessed the gift of many graces and striking miracles, including the birth of King Louis XIV.
The Mary of Nazareth Team
Louis XIV, King of France, in 1661. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)