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
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Rosa, deaf-mute from birth, suddenly cried out: “Mama!”
* September 16 – Our Lady of Las Lajas (Latin America)
* Rosa, deaf-mute from birth, suddenly cried out: “Mama!”
1754, Rosa Quinones, deaf-mute from birth, and her mother were sitting
in a cave above the Guaitara River, near the city of Ipiales, Colombia
near the border with Ecuador. Rosa suddenly cried out: "Mama, look at
the Mestiza with the little Mestizo in her arms!"
Her mother saw
nothing. A few days later, Rosa knelt down at the back of the cave in
front of a mysterious image of the Madonna and Child, with Our Lady in a
pink tunic covered with golden flowers, holding the Child with a white
blanket with stars, about 41/2 ft high, painted on a flat stone.
Rosa fell ill and died. Her mother carried her daughter’s body to the
image of the Virgin Mary in the cave... and obtained through her the
resurrection of the child. So the mother, filled with joy, went to the
town of Ipiales, woke up the inhabitants, who marveled at the miracle
and rang the church bell in celebration.
Our Lady of "Las
Lajas" is called "The Virgin of the Rocks" because the shrine is built
on a rocky cliff. It is a place of pilgrimage for both Colombia and
Ecuador, and was declared a national shrine in 1927.