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 06, 2015
Suddenly calm, Antonina whispered: "The Madonna is weeping"
* September 6 – Weeping Madonna of Syracuse (Italy, 1953)
* Suddenly calm, Antonina whispered: "The Madonna is weeping"
and her husband Angelo Iannuso were very poor so they moved to Syracuse
in Sicily (Italy), after their wedding to live with relatives. They
kept a simple plaster plaque of the Virgin Mary, one of their wedding
presents, above their bedstead. When Antonina became pregnant, she was
very ill and had to stay in bed. She found her refuge in prayer,
although Angelo mocked her for her faith.
On August 29,
1953, Antonina felt violent cramps but before anyone could call the
doctor, she became suddenly calm and whispered: "The Madonna is
weeping." Her aunt and her sister, as well as other relatives and
neighbors, also witnessed tears flowing from the eyes of the Madonna on
the plaster plaque.
witnessed the miracle of the tears falling from the Madonna’s eyes for
several hours and wiped them away with cotton wool. The plaque was
placed in the window, and the miracle was seen by priests and thousands
of pilgrims for the next four days.
investigation, the Sicilian episcopate recognized the supernatural
origin of the phenomenon. The tears were found to be of the same
composition as human tears. Today the Weeping Madonna of Syracuse is the
newest shrine of Sicily, approved by Pope Pius XII in 1954. People come
from all over the world to see this miracle.