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
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Protected from the Muslims by Angels
* September 26 – Our Lady of Graces (Ancona, Italy, 1836)
* Protected from the Muslims by Angels
the 16th century, the shrine of Loreto near Ancona became the most
popular pilgrimage in Europe, attracting hundreds of thousands of
faithful. Located in central Italy across the Adriatic Sea, the shrine
of Loreto is believed to be the original house where the Virgin Mary was
born and grew up.
This small brick
house, called the Santa Casa, was allegedly transported from Palestine
to these parts (a wood of laurels, hence the name of Loreto) in 1294 by
angels, to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Muslims.
The shrine of
Loreto became famous after 1460, shortly after the capture of
Constantinople by the Turks. A place of Christian witness, this holy
city was fortified to escape Ottoman rule. At the same time, a basilica
The Christian victory over the Turks at Lepanto, on October 7, 1571, is attributed to the Virgin of Loreto.