MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

We will win the war only under Mary’s flag



* January 20 – Apparition of the Miraculous Medal to Ratisbonne (Rome, Italy, 1842) – Fourth apparition of Mary in Banneux (Belgium)   * We will win the war only under Mary’s flag  ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association

January 20 – Apparition of the Miraculous Medal to Ratisbonne (Rome, Italy, 1842) – Fourth apparition of Mary in Banneux (Belgium)  

We will win the war only under Mary’s flag 

Statue of the Blessed Virgin in Strasbourg Cathedral (1859) (Images from Wikipedia)

In 1955, a competition was held to select the flag of the European Union. The chosen project belonged to a French artist, a certain Arsène Heitz. It features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background. When it was discovered that it was a symbol of Our Lady, it was too late to change it.

Somehow, the secular flag of Europe is a clear reference to the Marian passage of the Apocalypse: "A great sign appeared in heaven: a Woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." The 12 stars represent at the same time the crown of Our Lady, the 12 apostles, the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 months of the year. Made by a French Catholic, they are a powerful Jewish and Christian symbol at the same time.

Secular and agnostic Europe has proven unable to contain the spread of evil personified by the Islamic State. The tragedy on November 13, 2015, in Paris is a sign that Christian Europe must join forces—with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as she herself requested in 1917—to avoid falling into the abyss. We will win the war only under the flag of Mary. She alone can help us.

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Blessing Madonna, the stained glass window donated by the Council of Europe to Strasbourg Cathedral in 1956. (Wikipedia)