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, November 01, 2015
Ave Maria! Salaun would gladly eat a piece of bread!
November 1st – Queen of All Saints – All Saints Day – Our Lady of Folgöet (France)
“Ave Maria! Salaun would gladly eat a piece of bread!”
In around 1350, a man named Salaun lived in a clearing near the village of Folgoët (Northwestern France). Looked upon as a simpleton, Salaun would ask for alms, endlessly repeating: "Ave Maria! Salaun would gladly eat a piece of bread!" He loved to swing on the branch of a tree, above a spring, and sing loudly: "O Maria."
His death in 1358 (at the age of 48) left people indifferent. He was buried in the village of Lannuchen near Kergoff Manor. Even today one can see the roadside shrine made with four stones that came from his tomb.
Shortly after Salaun’s death, there on his grave next to the oak where he used to swing and the fountain where he often dipped his bread, a lily was found on which these words were written in gold letters: Ave Maria. Upon opening the grave, it was discovered that some lilies had grown out of the mouth of the deceased. The miracle attracted crowds, and a chapel was built over his grave. In 1365, they laid the foundation stone of a church and then in 1419, the bishop of Léon blessed the shrine. It was later raised to a collegiate church by John V in 1423.