Saturday, January 17, 2009

Our Lady of Hope



On this day in 1871 the heavens opened at Pontmain in France. Once again, the Blessed Mother gave hope to her children. According to Fr. Mark:
Before the beautiful Lady appeared a blood red crucifix. At the top of the cross, on a white crosspiece, the Name of Jesus Christ was written in red letters. The beautiful Lady grasped the crucifix in both hands and showed it to the children while a small star lit the four candles in the blue oval. Everyone prayed in silence. They sang the Ave Maris Stella. The red crucifix disappeared. The beautiful Lady extended her hands in a gesture of welcome. A small white cross appeared on each shoulder. Everyone knelt down in the snow. A white veil, like a great sheet, covered the beautiful Lady from foot to head. “It’s finished,” said the children. Eleven days later the armistice was signed. The Prussians never entered Laval.

It is also the feast of St. Anthony of Egypt. Share

4 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

Considering the countless miracles and apparitions in France, I just don't understand how today there are so few believers...

elena maria vidal said...

I know. But I think it is starting to turn around a bit......

hummingbird said...

Let's hope so. After all, France is supposed to be the "Eldest Daughter of the Church."

VINCE PALLIER said...

THE FRANCE THEN IS NOT THE FRANCE OF TODAY .FRANCE , AS IS THE REST OF WORLD , IS EMBROILED IN VICE SUCH AS NEVER BEFORE SEEN . OUR PRAYER SHOULD BE , AS OUR LADY SAID, COME LORD JESUS ,COME . HE IS THE ONLY REMEDY REMAINING FOR THIS SIN SICK WORLD WE LIVE IN .