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Monday, December 28, 2015

She has changed my heart and healed my wounds




* December 28 – Holy Innocents – Death of Benedicta Rencurel of Le Laus (1647)  * She has changed my heart and healed my wounds ----- A Moment with Mary --

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December 28 – Holy Innocents – Death of Benedicta Rencurel of Le Laus (1647) 

She has changed my heart and healed my wounds


Manuel Capetillo, a Mexican actor and former bullfighter, one of the most popular actors of a 1980s television series, went into severe depression after one of his close friends was murdered. He tried to find a solution to his problems in tarot cards, horoscopes, and esotericism but to no avail. This great emptiness in his life led him to the Catholic faith.

Of course, the former actor’s conversion was anything but easy. He had been engaged in occult practices for many years and found himself repeatedly in need of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

"I was the type of person to say—what good is confessing your sins to a priest if God knows everything already? But when the priest gave me absolution, I felt that my soul was being freed from sin while my heart was filled with joy and peace. That day my eyes filled with tears of happiness; I was born again," he told us.

Manuel attributes his conversion to the Virgin Mary. He claims to have heard her voice calling him while he prayed in adoration before Jesus in the Eucharist. "She has changed my heart and healed my wounds. Her teaching strengthened me so much that I knelt down and devoted myself to the Holy Rosary. Now, I pray it almost any time, and with my family too."

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