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
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The strong bond between the Haitian people and Our Lady of Perpetual Help
* September 24 – Our Lady of Mercy – Cozumel, the first Marian shrine (Haiti, 1518)
* The strong bond between the Haitian people and Our Lady of Perpetual Help
landed on the island of Hispaniola in the West Indies (now shared by
two independent countries, the Dominican Republic and Haiti), when he
discovered the Americas on October 12, 1492.
home of the first European settlements in the Americas, evangelization
and Marian devotion quickly spread. In Haiti, four out of the five
cathedrals are dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and originate more or
less directly from the first period of European presence on the island.
In the rest of
the country, many other parishes are named after the Virgin Mary. From
1882, the time of the great smallpox epidemic, to the nation's
consecration in 1942, during World War II, an increasingly strong bond
was formed between the people of Haiti and the Virgin Mary under the
title Our Lady of Perpetual Help.