Blessed Sunday Sisters!
I grew up in a small family being an only child and a cradle catholic and went to catholic school until middle school. Then we moved out of the country and having morals and “faith” was “so not cool”.
Currently, I am sitting on the floor of my apartment and I can count at least five or six pictures ofMary just in my kitchen and living room.
Our Mother Mary appeared to two friends early in the evening on August 21, 1879 in Knock, Ireland (Hence the name, Our Lady of Knock). On this particular day the weather was dreary and a soft rain was falling.
" I [Melanie] started again, and when I had finished, my master said:
“It was the Holy Virgin or else a great saint, who has come on behalf of the Good Lord, but it’s as if the Good Lord had come Himself. We must do what this Saint said. How are you going to manage to tell that to all Her people?”
Mother Mary, please guide us in our quest to bring others to conversion of your most Holy Son.Appear to us in spirit as you appeared to Juan Diego so many times
Years ago, while studying abroad, I took a whirlwind of a weekend trip to Paris with some friends. In three days we saw the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacré Coeur, and Notre Dame.
Please pray for those who
Do not Adore
Do not Hope and
Do not Love our Lord.
Image by Alba Valdes
I had a blessed childhood. God was not foreign to our home and our crazy imaginations helped paint our days with more adventure than we deserved.
In 1933, twelve days after the apparitions at Beauraing ended, Our Lady appeared again fifty miles away in Banneux, Belgium. Banneux is a small, poor farming village that wasn’t even big enough to appear on a map.
Near Lourdes, France, Mary appeared to a young miller’s daughter 18 times from February 11 through July 16, 1858. Can you imagine being greeted by Our Mother not once, not twice, not even three times!
Pontmain is a small village in the northwest of France, which found itself in the path of Prussian soldiers in 1871, as they were preparing to advance into the nearest city.
As I introduce you to this next study, I can’t help but feel slightly mystified by Our Lady.