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Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Virgin Mary answers a letter




* February 14 – Our Lady of Roses (Pellevoisin, France, 1876) – 2nd apparition of Lourdes   * The Virgin Mary answers a letter  ----- A Moment with Mary --

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February 14 – Our Lady of Roses (Pellevoisin, France, 1876) – 2nd apparition of Lourdes  

The Virgin Mary answers a letter 


In 1875 in Pellevoisin (a small town near Bourges, France), a 32-year-old woman named Estelle Faguette, suffering from an incurable illness, wrote a simple letter to the Virgin Mary, with a childlike trust, in which she asked Mary to intercede with her divine Son for her recovery so she could financially support her elderly parents.

Mary responded to that letter with fifteen apparitions between February and December 1876. During her visits she taught Estelle about holiness and delivered a message of mercy.

On February 19, 1876, Estelle was fully healed. In 1877, the Archbishop of Bourges authorized the public devotion to Our Lady of Pellevoisin, and Estelle's room was made into a chapel.

In April 1900, Pope Leo XIII formally recognized the scapular of the Sacred Heart as Estelle saw it worn by the Virgin Mary, and encouraged all the faithful who wished to wear it. Estelle’s recovery was officially declared miraculous in 1983 by Bishop Vignancour, then Archbishop of Bourges.

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Estelle Faguette