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
Sunday, September 20, 2015
In every Marian shrine we encounter our Mother
* September 20 – Our Lady of Itati (Paraguay)
* In every Marian shrine we encounter our Mother
was an emotional moment for many. On July 11, 2015, during Pope
Francis’ visit to the Marian Shrine of Caacupé, Paraguay, while
celebrating Mass, the pope consecrated Paraguay to the Virgin Mary,
following a long history of Marian devotion.
The Pope prayed
before the statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Miracles
who has been venerated there since the 16th century. "Being here with
you makes me feel at home, at the feet of our Mother, the Virgin of
Miracles of Caacupé," the Pope said in his homily. "We come bringing our
lives, because here we are at home and it is wonderful to know there is
someone waiting for us."
"In every shrine we,
her children, encounter our Mother and are reminded that we are
brothers and sisters. Shrines are places of festival, of encounter, of
family," he emphasized.
end of the Mass, a decree of the Holy See elevated the shrine to the
dignity of a basilica. "This shrine preserves and treasures the memory
of a people who know that Mary is their Mother, who has always been at
the side of her children."