About the Special Photograph of the
Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe
||How can we understand the
meanings of this miraculous Image as intended by Our Lady?
The answer is: “in the same ways as the Aztec Indians in 1531 understood them so easily
and correctly.” These
ways were: (1) to hear Our Lady’s messages which Juan Diego received directly from Our Lady
and (2) to examine all the parts of the Image of Our Lady and the surroundings.
Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe so
important in these times?
Benedict XIV decreed that Our Lady of Guadalupe should be the
national patron (in Mexico), and made December twelfth a Holyday of
Obligation with an Octave. He also ordered the composition of a
special Mass and Office (1754).
From the spiritual diary of St. Maria
Natalia of Hungary
I (Sr. Natalia) asked Jesus what I should do to please Him.
He answered: “It
does not matter what you do, whether you sit or lie down.
You can do anything, even exercise.
The only thing that matters is that you should be always beside Me
and love Me!!! You should
never step out of Me. Tell Me
everything, even your thoughts. Do
not stop talking to Me. The
only thing I ask you to watch: not
to hurt Me. I’ll do the rest
for you; even the material and spiritual welfare of your family.
If you love Me, you do not have to ask for anything.
You have only one task: to love Me!
I should like you to understand this eventually.
Everything else will be provided for you, my poor, precious
to read more...
A brief history from
Genesis to now
Lord God said to the serpent:
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her
shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for her heel.”]
the Old Testament times, Jesus was born of Mary and died on the cross and
resurrected to make salvation available to all humans. With
penitence and living according to the teachings of Jesus, we can be saved
Some of the main points
of Our Lady's messages
by Kenneth Staloch)
Lady of Guadalupe’s mission was not
completed in the 16th century but continues in our time.
Our Lady said in her message:
my image on Juan Diego’s tilma was intended to bring only those
8-9 million people to my Son Jesus during the few years following 12
December 1531, why would I sustain the miracle of my image today,
459 years later?” (August 14, 1990)
after 459 years, it is the time for me to begin my journey so all, in the
Americas, may see me with their own eyes and know deeply the great love I
have for each one of you, my children.
It will have happened to you what had happened to those millions of
my children, one by one, so long ago.” (November 10, 1990)
Our Lady of Guadalupe: in Mexico and
for the World
1991: the World
promises of Our Lady to those who say the Rosary
Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the
recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.
I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who
shall recite the Rosary.
3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy
vice, decrease sin and defeat heresies.
participation in Christ's sacrifice
of the Catholic Church #618
The cross is the unique sacrifice of Christ, the “one mediator between
God and men.” (1 Tim 2:5) But
because in his incarnate divine person he has in some way united himself
to every man, “the possibility of being made partners, in a way known to
God, in the paschal mystery” is offered to all men (GS 22 #5; cf. #2).
He calls his disciples to “take up [their] cross and follow
[him], (Mt 16:24) for “Christ also suffered for [us], leaving [us] an
example so that [we] should follow in his steps.” (1 Pet 2:21)
In fact Jesus desires to associate with his redeeming sacrifice
those who were to be its first beneficiaries. (Cf. Mk 10:39; Jn 21:18-19;
Col 1:24) This is achieved supremely in the case of his mother, who was
associated more intimately than any other person in the mystery of his
redemptive suffering. (Cf. Lk 2:35) Apart
from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
St. Rose of Lima)
Lady of Guadalupe Launches Her Special Plans for Our Troubled Times
of the Catholic Church
that she (the Church) can fulfill her mission, the Holy Spirit bestows
upon the Church varied hierarchic and charismatic gifts, and in this way
Lady of Guadalupe
Lady of Guadalupe left a miraculous Image of herself on St. Juan Diego’s
tilma especially for the Latin American people on December 12, 1531. The
Aztec Indians saw her Image filled with motherly love and mercy, totally
the opposite of their earlier terrifying false gods, and believed her to
be the Mother of the True God as well as their own Mother.
They abandoned their idolatrous worship and stopped the horrible
Over just 7 years, 10 millions of them embraced the Catholic Faith
and received Baptism. Now,
for our dangerously troubled world, Our Lady of Guadalupe is launching her
special plans. More...
embryonic research parallel Aztec human sacrifce - UK Catholic
Mark Davies. Diocese of Shrewsbury, UK
May 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The culture of death in the West mirrors the declining
civilization of the Aztecs, with its widespread human sacrifice, a
Catholic bishop in Birmingham, England has said.
Aztec society and the western world
today has the belief that some human lives can be discarded, Shrewsbury Bishop Mark Davies told the UK’s Catholic Herald, while on a tour around the country
with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, considered the patron of unborn.
A Special Photograph of
Our Lady of Guadalupe
to read about the photograph
and Report submitted to His Excellency
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Oregon
- June 28, 2014
Response of Archbishop Sample
- July 3, 2014
reflection after receiving the Archbishop's letter
- Aug. 7, 2014
of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Aug. 25, 2014
letter to Sisters at a Monastery
- Sep. 30, 2014
Lady of Guadalupe and the Immaculate Conception
- by Fr. Peter Fehlner, F.I.
from Fr. Peter Fehlner
- Nov. 12, 2011
to a Friend regarding the special photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Dec. 12, 2014
merciful miracle of Guadalupe: Divine Mercy
- Daily Catholic, July 8, 1998.
(An article explaining how the Missionary Image of Our
taken of Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Image of Divine Mercy
about the Special Photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe
to a Friend in Singapore
new Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
in Krubong, Malaysia.
September 27, 2015
was amazed to see the contents of your e-mail today.
It was a surprise and much joy to know that our Catholic friends in
Malaysia had such a fervent devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In the past, many people other than the Latin Americans thought that
Our Lady of Guadalupe was for the Mexicans and other Latin Americans only. More...
Experiences of Sr. Maria Natalia
asked Jesus: “On
what does our salvation depend?”
does not depend on this day or yesterday, nor does it depend on a day 40
years ago, but it depends on the last moment!
Therefore you should constantly repent of your sins.
You received salvation because I saved you!
It is not because of your merits!
Only the degree of the glory you will receive in eternity depends on
your merits.” More...
The Catholic Faith and Special Revelations
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True Story: The "Hail Mary" is a Powerful Prayer
- by Steve Ray, November
The “Hail Mary” of a
Protestant is powerful!—(A True Story)
A little six-year-old
Protestant boy had often heard his Catholic companion reciting the prayer
‘Hail Mary.’ He liked it so much that he copied it, memorized it and
would recite it every day. ‘Look, Mummy, what a beautiful prayer,’ he
said to his mother one day. ‘Never again say it,’ answered the
mother.’ it is a superstitious prayer of Catholics who adore idols and
think Mary a goddess. After all, she is a woman like any other. Come on,
take this Bible and read it. It contains everything that we are bound to
do and have to do.’
Want All of My Children to See Me"
"My image is a continuing invitation
to give yourselves to me so I may do with you what I have planned in
bringing my children of all the Americas and the whole world to my Son
Jesus through my Immaculate Heart. . .
No third person or persons, seers, are relaying details of my
appearance to you. You see
with your own eyes, your Mother, Your Lady of Guadalupe.
I want all my children to see me."
Lady of Guadalupe: The Hope of Our Future
Below are a few selections from Our
Lady's messages received by Kenneth Staloch between 1990 and 1992
regarding the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
From these excerpted messages, we can clearly see what purpose Our
Lady is seeking in launching the plan of her Missionary Image
and how essential our helping her is for the
successful accomplishment of her plan.
"Together, my dear children, we will end the horrible evil
of abortion. I will help you
stop all abortions. There will
be no exceptions. Together we
will bring about a new era of protecting all human life, that is, each
person, from conception to natural death." (8/14/1990)
"My Image is a continuing invitation to give yourselves to
me so I may do with you what I have planned in bringing my children of all
the Americas and the whole world to my Son Jesus through my Immaculate
Our Lady's Explanation of Her
exceptionally bright rainbow that appeared in the sky of Portland, Oregon,
on July 29, 1991, two days before the Missionary Image of Our Lady of
Guadalupe arrived here.
received by locutionist
August 14, 1990
still want to be carried to my children throughout the land.
I want to travel throughout the length and breadth of the Americas.
My Sonï¿½s Vicar on earth, Pope Pius XII, proclaimed me Empress
of All the Americas
and that I have predestined the Americas for a special purpose.
John XXIII proclaimed me as Queen
of the Americas. Pope
Benedict (XIV) said of my image,
and Mary have not performed such a marvelous deed for any other nation."
Once again, Your Lady of
Guadalupe must move among all of my children in all of the Americas.
Permit me, through the ever present and operative miracle of my
image on Juan Diego's tilma, to bring many millions to my Son Jesus,
How the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe
In 1988, Our Lady revealed to Kenneth Staloch, a locutionist near
Seattle, that she desired her original Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to
tour the United States and other countries in the Americas.
Ken informed Fr. Walter Winrich, a Maryknoll priest in Mexico, and
also with the dedication of Dan Lynch, an attorney in Vermont, the efforts
to carry out Our Ladyï¿½s desire began. The
Mexican Bishops, however, were hesitating as they were worried about the
possible damages to the Image and also the expected resentment of the
Mexican people for removing the Image from the Basilica in Mexico City.
As an alternative solution, the Mexican Bishops offered to give two
exact replicas of the original Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the
Church in the United States, which Our Lady accepted.
These replica Images were called the
Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the door for Our
Lady's Image visiting all states of the U.S.A. opened. More...
a Guadalupano," new archbishop tells Oregon
Of the Catholic Sentinel
17, 2013 article)
Archbishop Sample gives Communion during installation Mass.
"I am a Guadalupano," Archbishop says.
"Our Lady of Guadalupe speaks to the little ones, to those who find
themselves marginalized and poor. She never comes to bishops, or scholars,
or rich people, but to those like St. Bernadette and St. Juan Diego.
And she didn't come with any grand revelation or message except 'I want a
church built here so I can be a mother to my people.'"
In his private chapel in Marquette, he kept an image of Our Lady of
Guadalupe that has been touched to the original tilma in Mexico City. The
image includes a vial of soil from Tepeyac Hill, where Mary appeared to
St. Juan Diego in 1531. More...
Teachings on "the Holy Spirit's hiearchic and charismatic gifts on the
example of the charismatic gifts:
The Blessed Mother's visit to Bernadette
at Lourdes, France in 1858
Catechism of the Catholic Church #768
that she (the Church) can fulfill her mission, the Holy Spirit "bestows upon [the Church] varied hierarchic and
charismatic gifts, and in this way directs her"(LG 4). More...
The Miracles of Our
Lady of Guadalupe continue in our times
Lady of Guadalupe in 1531
photograph of August 15, 1991
Lady of Guadalupe wishes the salvation of the world
miracles of Our Lady of Guadalupe continue in our times
St. Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal -
by Rev. Robert J. Billett, C.M.F.
night of July 18, 1830 was a night that changed the world. It was
the night that the Blessed Virgin Mary ushered in the modern Marian
era. It had been almost 300 years since the apparition of Our Lady
of Guadalupe in 1531. This night in 1830 Our Lady's apparition began
a series of Marian apparitions, manifestations and ecclesial events
that were to succeed one another down to our own day. We can very
well see why Pope Paul VI declared, "Our era may well be called
the Marian era." (The Great Sign, #6, p. 11; May 13, 1967)
Our Lord's Precious
Blood descended on August 15, 2002
Lord's Precious Blood, that descended on the Blessed Mother's Mountain
in Naju on August 15, 2002, miraculously remained liquefied on this little
for the next two months.
On the same day, Our Lord Precious Blood descended on thousands of
little rocks and tree leaves, which are being preserved in Naju.
the devils extremely fear and run away from Our Lord's Sacred Blood and
that the same Blood also help the holy souls still suffering in Purgatory.
little drop of His Blood would have been sufficient for the redemption of
the whole human race on account of its union with the Word."
Pope Clement VI in his
of a Protestant on Mary's Miracles
Learning about Mary's Miracles Blew My Mind
-by Albert Little
Victorious Queen of the World
7: THE CHASTISEMENT
AND THE FATE OF THE WORLD
The messages in this
chapter are similar in many instances to the messages of La Salette,
Fatima, and other modern messages and warnings.
The essence of these messages can be summarized thus:
are living at the end times, but not at the end of the world.
At this time God will enter into history through signs, miracles
and catastrophes, which will make the reality of God and His truth
self-evident for all souls and force men to choose between God and His
To a man living near
Seattle, Washington, Our Lady gave the following message on August 14,
1990: Together, my dear children, we will end the horrible evil of
abortion. I will help you stop all abortions. There will be no exceptions.
Together we will bring about a new era of protecting all human life, that
is, each person, from conception to natural death. I will put a stop to
the present bloody human sacrifice as I did among the pagans after the
miracle of my Image began in 1531. (Source: Signs of the Times,
November 1991) More...
Miracle in Naju - YouTube
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The Holy Mass is your
rational man needs the Mass to pay Almighty God the debt of homage and
adoration he owes Him. The grateful man needs the Mass to pay his
debt of thanksgiving. The sinful man, and who among us is without
sin, needs the mass to propitiate God's justice and to pay his debt`of
Athanasius Schneider on the Synod on the Family
"The Church and the
world do urgently need intrepid and candid witnesses of the whole truth of
the commandment and of the will of God, of the whole truth of Christ's
words on marriage. Modern clerical Pharisees and Scribes, those bishops
and cardinals who throw grains of incense to the neo-pagan idols of gender
ideology and concubinage, will not convince anyone to either believe in
Christ or to be ready to offer their lives for Christ" More...
Cardinal and Bishops approved dramatic messages from mystic in
Hungary who spoke about the war against Satan
Devotion to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus
to read more...
304 (August 11)
is known of her life, and the information was received by private revelation
from her. Martyred at about age 14 in the early days of the Church. More...
The Oath Against
by His Holiness St. Pius X September 1, 1910.
To be sworn to by all
clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and
professors in philosophical-theological seminaries.
I . . . . firmly embrace
and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared
by the unerring teaching authority of the Church, especially those
principal truths which are directly opposed to the errors of this day.
Condemnation of Modernism
by Cardinal Mercier
DEARLY BELOVED BRETHREN,
On July 3rd, 1907, the Holy Father prepared a list of errors which,
later, were grouped together under the name of Modernism, and condemned.
On the 8th of September following he addressed to the Catholic
world an Encyclical of incomparable fulness, vigour, and clearness, in
which he sets forth his reasons for condemning Modernism.
Our Lord is really present in all
parts of the Eucharist
An experiment with an
unconsecrated host demonstrating how many particles of the Eucharist fall
from the host when received in the hand
source from Fr. John Zuhlsdorf's blog)
for further commentary
For the Restoration
of Doctrinal and Liturgical Discipline in the Catholic Church
Laymen's Reflections, Resolutions, and Petitions to
All the Shepherds in the Church
to read more...
The Eucharistic Miracle
in Naju on Sep. 22, 1995, with sworn testimony of Bishop Roman Danylak
Bishop Roman Danylak and Fr. Joseph Finn from Canada
witness a Eucharistic miracle in Julia Kim's mouth. The Eucharist turned
into live Flesh and Blood in the shape of a small heart during an outdoor
Mass in Naju, Korea, on September 22, 1995.
to read Our Lord's message, Bishop Danylak's testimony, and Fr. Finn's
The Age of the Holy
Spirit is Also the Age of Private Revelations
Pastoral Letter by His Excellency Paul Tchang-Ryeol
Kim, Bishop of the Cheju Diocese, Korea
Easter Sunday 1999
read the pastoral letter
His Excellency Paul Tchang-Ryeol Kim, Bishop of the
Cheju Diocese in Korea visited Naju on June 12, 1997 and witnessed a
miraculous descent of the Holy Eucharist in the Chapel. In the above
photograph, His Excellency holds the Eucharist in his hands to bless the
faithful in the chapel.
Messages in Naju in Light of Church Teachings
to read more...
OF ST. JOHN PAUL II and ST. JOHN XXIII
April 27, 2014
Paul II's Comments on Naju
- The Holy Father sent his private secretary: Msgr.
Vincent Thu to Naju in September 1995 and sent the following message
for Julia Kim:
"I have a
profound respect for the Blessed Mother of Naju and a sincere
consolation for Mrs. Julia Kim."
- To the Korean Bishops during their ad limina visit to
the Holy See in 1996:
the wonderful grace in Naju with others in Asia."
- To Bishop William McNaughton from the Inchon Diocese
in Korea during the ad limina visit in March 2001:
"I also saw the change in the
Eucharist in Julia's mouth."
The Teaching of the Catholic Church -
Essay XXIV, The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
by Rev. George D. Smith
Sacrifice and Sacrament
By sacrifice man offers himself and his life to God, his
sovereign Lord and Creator; by the sacraments God gives himself, he gives
a participation of his own divine life, to man. In sacrifice a stream of
homage flows from man to the eternal Source of all being; by the
sacraments grace, sanctification, descends in copious flood upon the souls
of men. This twofold stream, from God to man and from man to God, flows
swift and strong in the Eucharist, sacrament and sacrifice. As the
culminating act in the life of Jesus Christ on earth was the sacrifice
which he offered on Calvary to his eternal Father, so the central act of
Catholic worship in the Church, the mystical body of Christ, is the
Eucharistic sacrifice, the Mass, which he instituted to be a perpetual
commemoration and renewal of it. Likewise, just as it was through the
sacred humanity of Christ that God mercifully designed to transmit to us
the divine life of grace, so the sacrament of the Eucharist, which truly
contains that living and life-giving humanity, holds the principal place
among the sacraments instituted by Christ for our sanctification.
Our Lady of Las Lajas,
The Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Las Lajas
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Beatified September 14, 2011
by Cardinal Angelo Amato and Archbishop Salvatore Nunnari, petition
approved by Pope Benedict XVI in April 2011
Blessed Elena Aiello received
prophetic messages from the Lord and the Blessed Mother in the 1950s and
early 1960s, before the
conclusion of the Second Vatican Council. It is shocking to know
sins in the world were worse than in
the time of Deluge
even a half century ago according
to the messages that Sister Elena received. When we read the messages
in Naju since 1985 until recently, it is obvious that our current
situation is even much worse than at Sister Elena's time....
The warnings about the sins and
the need for penance found in Sister Elena's messages are the same
received by Julia Kim in Naju,
Korea. The sacrifices that Sister Elena offered up also seem very
similar to those Julia has
been suffering, even though it appears that Julia's sufferings probably
have been the severest and longest in history. Julia
has also suffered enormous spiritual persecutions from the modernist
priests in Korea.
Current Perceptions and Attitudes Toward the Holy Eucharist
The key teachings of the Catholic Church on the Sacrament of the Holy
Eucharist are that, by the power of Jesus Christ represented by a validly
ordained priest, when the priest consecrates bread and wine during the
Mass as Jesus did during the Last Supper before His Passion, the
substances of the bread and wine change into the true Flesh and Blood of
Jesus Christ, while the species of bread and wine remain unchanged and
that, as the Flesh and Blood are of the resurrected and living Jesus and,
therefore, are united with His Soul and Divinity, the Full and Real
Presence of Our Lord exists in the Eucharist. [...]
God has been deploring the current situation of the worldwide erosion and
loss of the true Faith in Our Lordï¿½s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist
and has sent down Eucharistic miracles especially in Naju, Korea (a total
of 33 times since 1988) as enlightenings as well as warnings. [...] When
God sends down to people His Commandments, Teachings, or Warnings, they
must humbly and diligently respond to them by correcting their thoughts
and reforming their lives. Tepid responses will not suffice the Divine
and Today of Naju
Sworn Testimony by Benedict Sang M.
During the Korean Bishops'
ad limina visit to the Vatican in 1991, Archbishop Victorinus Gong-Hee
Youn of Gwangju reported to Pope John Paul II, "In my diocese,
a statue of the Blessed Mother shed tears." In response, the
Holy Father said, "In such matters, it is important to observe
the fruits." Then,
on October 31, 1995, one year before the Korean Bishops' next ad limina
visit in 1996, the Holy Father witnessed the Eucharistic miracle through
Julia in the Vatican chapel on October 31, 1995. The Holy Father also
received much information about Naju through Archbishop Giovanni Bulaitis,
the Apostolic Nuncio who had visited Naju on November 24, 1994. To the
Korean Bishops in 1996, the Holy Father said: "Share the
wonderful grace in Naju with other countries in Asia". We
have also been informed that the Holy Father was looking at the
photographs of the Blessed Mother shedding tears and tears of blood in
Naju without stopping for about 40 minutes, with his hands slightly raised
as he would during the prayers of the Mass. More...
Mary's Touch Special
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Original Italian testimony of
Archbishop Bulaitis to the Eucharistic miracle (page 6)
in the Church and Reasons for Our Hope - by Benedict
Labre Sang M. Lee
... In February 2008, Fr. Aloysius
Chang of Naju and I visited the Congregation for the Evangelization of
Peoples (the CEP) to appeal for the restoration of Fr. Chang's priestly
rights, as he had been expelled from the Gwangju Archdiocese in the
previous month for supporting Naju. A few weeks later, the CEP sent an
official letter to the Gwangju Archbishop stating:
the events in Naju are considered private revelations, the restrictions on
Fr. Chang and pilgrims should be lifted and Fr. Chang can celebrate the
Mass". This statement by the CEP effectively nullifies
all the restrictions including the threat of excommunication by the
Gwangju Archdiocese on the pilgrims to Naju and all those who believe in
the truthfulness of Naju... More...
of Fr. Francis Su, Nov. 3, 2012
"Have you ever seen an airplane flying with only one
wing on one side? . . . An airplane cannot fly with only one wing on
one side; likewise, we cannot fly to the Heavenly Kingdom with only
one wing. We need two wings to be able to reach Heaven. The first
wing is our love for God and the second wing is our love for our
neighbors. Many people say that they love God but do not love their
neighbors. In that case, it will be very difficult for them to enter
the Heavenly Kingdom." More...
Dominic Su visits Naju for the third time - October 2012
His Excellency Bishop Dominic Su of Sibu, Malaysia visited
Naju again to celebrate the 26th anniversary (October 19, 2012)
of the Blessed Mother's first shedding tears of blood in Naju.
Bishop Dominic Su had personally witnessed a Eucharistic
miracle of the Sacred Host changing into the visible and live Flesh and
Blood on Julia's tongue during the Mass in the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Cathedral in Sibu on September 17, 1996. More...
To remedy the
numerous errors against Naju
With regard to the miracles and messages received by Mrs. Julia Kim in
Naju, Korea, there seem to be three categories of responses: (1) There are
those who are well aware of what really is going in the Church concerning
Naju and stand firm in obeying God instead of obeying men (cf. Acts
5:29). They do not fear the eyes or criticisms of others in visiting Naju,
attending the prayer meetings there, or spreading the information about
Naju; (2) There are many others who accept the truthfulness of Naju but
are hesitant to join the pilgrims, saying that they will quietly continue
waiting for the official approval of Naju; (3) There also are those who
are badly shaken by hearing some negative rumors about Naju and become
seriously doubtful or turn against Naju. Most such rumors have been spread
by the liberal priests in Gwangju and they seem to have reached even some
of the high officials in the Vatican through the opposing clergy's written
reports, DVD, and visits.... More...
the Third Secret of Fatima
reflection by Ms. Judy Navarrete
Catholic Church in Korea
Our Lady's Holy Rosary Church in
In the early part of the
Korean War (thirty-five years earlier than in Naju), the Blessed
Mother shed tears of blood before the attacking
North Korean soldiers through her statue in Our Lady of the Holy
Rosary Church in Gamgok, which is a small town about 50 miles
southeast of Seoul. Gamgok is one of the best-known Marian shrines
in Korea now.
to read full article.
Twin Pillars of Victory:
St. John Bosco's dream
John Bosco explains his dream: "The enemy ships are persecutions. The
most serious trials for the Church are near at hand...Her enemies are
represented by the ships that tried to sink the ship if they could. Only
two means are left to save her amidst so much confusion: DEVOTION TO MARY
MOST HOLY and FREQUENT COMMUNION, making use of every means and doing our
best to practice them and having them practiced everywhere and by
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Lady of Grace
||This image of
Our Lady of Grace is painted on the front wall and ceiling behind
the altar in the church at San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, where St. Pio of
Pietrelcina lived. In this
image, the Baby Jesus is trying to give us, also children of His Mother in
the order of grace, His Mother's milk, which represents grace. More...
Infant Jesus of Prague
While countless statues of the Christ Child are venerated only during the
Christmas season, the statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague enjoys
recognition throughout the year and experiences a worldwide reputation.
Our Mother of
The sacred picture of
"Our Mother of Perpetual Help" is fittingly
venerated in the church named after the Marian Doctor of the church St.
The story of this Icon is one of the most unusual and involved stories of
the many Marian shrines and miraculous images throughout the world.
The painting originally came from the island of Crete where it had
been venerated for a number of years.