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
Friday, January 15, 2016
“I come to relieve suffering”
* January 15 – First apparition at Banneux of Our Lady of the Poor (Belgium, 1933)
* “I come to relieve suffering”
early 1933, the Virgin Mary appeared eight different times to an
11-year-old girl called Mariette Beco, in the town of Banneux, Belgium.
The apparitions took place between January 15th and March 2nd, at the
same time, around 7 pm, usually in cold and rainy weather.
conditions did not deter Mariette from leaving her house and heading
towards the beautiful Lady. On January 18th, the Virgin led her to a
place on the edge of the road, and invited her to dig. A spring of water
gushed out: "Put your hands in the water ..." On January 19th, the
beautiful Lady introduced herself as the ‘Virgin of the Poor.’ On
several occasions the Virgin walked to the spring, leading Mariette. She
said "I come to relieve suffering."
On February 6th
and 7th, she said: "Pray so very much. Goodbye." On March 2, 1933, by
imposing her hands and blessing Mariette she said: "I am the Mother of
the Savior, the Mother of God. Pray so very much. Farewell." Mariette
understood that this was the last of the 8 apparitions.
Today, as she
did to Mariette, the Virgin of the Poor leads each pilgrim in Banneux on
his journey of life. She invites him to "put his hands in the water" of
the spring, to discover Jesus, the true Life.