Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe van Gratie (Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium)

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe van Gratie (Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium) , 1449 - February 21, September 12

1443, Pierre Van Assche planted a linden and two hawthorn trees on a hilltop in the Scheut area (now a borough of Anderlecht) along the road to Brussels. To one of these trees (which tradition sometimes transforms into an oak) the old farmer affixed ...

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Feast of the Holy Name of Mary

Feast of the Holy Name of Mary , 1683 - September 12

After Jan Sobieski, having entrusted his army to Mary, drove back the Turks from Vienna on September 12, 1683, Pope Innocent XI extended this feast, observed in Spain since 1513, to the whole Church. Until it was dropped in 1969, the feast of the Hol...

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Our Lady of Grace, Scheut, Belgium

Our Lady of Grace, Scheut, Belgium , 1449 - September 12

In 1443 a neighbor planted some trees on a hill in Scheut. One of these trees was placed a wooden statue of the Virgin and Child, and the night before Pentecost in 1449, emerged from her strange glares. Thus arose an intense popular devotion which s...

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Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces - Lipa, Batangas, Phillipines

Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces - Lipa, Batangas, Phillipines , 1948 - September 12

Our Blessed Mother allegedly appeared 19 times to a novice in the Carmelite order in Lipa City, Philippines. Teresita recounted that Our Lady stressed humility, penance, prayers for the clergy and the Pope, and to pray the Rosary. Teresita reported t...

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