Great Article about this Little Girl’s devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, here ….~>> Tip Toeing to Mary
The Hail Mary Prayer
Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by meditating on her tears and dolors (sorrows). This devotion was passed on by St. Bridget.
HERE ARE THE SEVEN GRACES:
(1). I will grant peace to their families.
(2). They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.
(3). I will console them in their pains and I will accompany
them in their work.
(4). I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
(5). I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
(6). I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.
(7). I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.
THE SEVEN SORROWS:
(1). The prophecy of Simeon. (St. Luke 2: 34, 35)
(2). The flight into Egypt. (St. Matthew 2:13,14)
(3).The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple. (St. Luke 2: 43-45)
(4). The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross.
(5). The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus.
(6). The taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross.
(7). The burial of Jesus.
(Say one Hail Mary while meditating on each Sorrow)
The Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
“Jesus, Mary and Saint Joseph – I love you – save souls.”
(Act of Love Prayer)
Saint Joseph was chosen by GOD to be the Foster Father of JESUS, chaste Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patron Saint of the Sick and Dying and Patron Saint of the Universal Church.
St Joseph – Pray for us!
Mary, Mother of God – Pray for us!
Jesus, Son of David, have Pity on me, a sinner.
Flowers for Our Blessed Mother, at Saint Mary Major Church.
Pope prays before the painting done by Saint Luke.
Of all the Marian apparitions, among the least known is that of Mary in Zeitun, who appeared to both Christians and Muslims without leaving messages. In Arabic, the word Zeitun means “olive”, and olives being the symbol of peace, we see this as an encouragement to peace. Zeitun is a village in the region of Matrouh, near Cairo, the Egyptian capital. According to tradition, this is where Jesus, Mary and Joseph fled to escape the persecution of King Herod. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint Mark is located in Zeitun. On the night of April 2nd, 1968, a luminous profile of a woman who was identified as the Virgin Mary appeared on the roof of this Church. Several witnesses were present at the scene and their detailed accounts are consistent. However, appearances date back to 1920, when Tawfiq Khalil Bey, a Coptic property owner who had decided to construct a building in Zeitun, had a dream-vision of Mary. She promised she would honor the place in a special way if he would build a church instead. He accepted and so the Church of St. Mark was built. The main Zeitun apparitions occurred between 1968 and 1970. On April 2, 1968, a handful of Muslim workers immediately recognized the Virgin Mary under the guise of a woman kneeling at the foot of the cross. Then there were other appearances, always linked to the luminous phenomena that came to be called a “Rain of Diamonds” and was accompanied by the scent of incense. The image of the Virgin was similar to that of the Immaculate Conception that appeared to Catherine Laboure in 1830, a devotion which had been made very popular by Catholic schools in Egypt. Today, there are a number of video recordings and pictures that attest to these apparitions. Several investigations have also been made to verify the authenticity of these images. As the years have gone by, these apparitions began to attract more and more people, sometimes gathering large crowds of 250,000 people from different countries and faiths: Christians, Jews, Muslims and even nonbelievers.Mary usually appeared at night, often accompanied by luminous doves flying around her. Those who were present at these phenomena say that they saw the Virgin either walking on the roof and cupola of the church or kneeling, and on other occasions taking baby Jesus into her arms. The apparitions did not have the same duration. They varied by several minutes, but some may have lasted up to nine hours. In order to discover more, the Orthodox Patriarch Cyril VI created an inquiry commission to authenticate these testimonies. Some of its members testify to having seen violet scented smoke rise from the Church just before the silhouette of a woman appeared, wrapped in a halo of light, and that all the people present at the time — Christians and Muslims — could also see it.Once renovated, the Church was dedicated to “Our Lady of Light.” The silent apparitions of Zeitun are considered to be an appeal to ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. Pope John Paul II, who had sent observers to the place, declared that the Holy See respected the view of the local Church. Similarly, the Coptic Catholic Church profoundly respects the version of the apparition accounts provided by the Coptic Orthodox Church. “Immaculate Virgin, who accepted the light of the Holy Spirit, and who has become the home of the living God; Mother of light, watch over your children, especially those who have followed your Son and have been persecuted. We pray that the world give attention to truth and justice. Take away men’s hearts of stone, which makes them killers in the name of religion. Let your light illuminate us all!”