Saturday, November 27, 2010

Come to the altar - and ask!

Mission Chapel - San Juan Capistrano, 1945

Our Lady appeared to 24 year old Catherine Laboure in 1830 in Paris, France.  Preceding Our Lady’s apparition an angel awoke her and said, “Come to the Chapel.  The Blessed Virgin is waiting for you.”  The Lady spoke, “My child, the good God wishes to entrust to you a mission.”  The Lord would be with her and would guide her.  Our Lady spoke to her near the sanctuary, prophesying many sufferings her country would undergo, but encouraged her by saying:  “Do not be afraid.  Tell them not to be afraid.”

In her second apparition, on November 27, Our Lady revealed her desire
for the Miraculous Medal.  Over the course of the apparitions, which always occurred near the Blessed Sacrament, Our Mother gave her this message,
as if giving a remedy, for the world:  “Come to the foot of the altar. 
Here graces will be showered on all, great and little,
who ask for them.  Graces will especially be showered
upon those who ask for them.”

More about the Miraculous Medal -
and to obtain a free medal (USA and Canada only )

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