Feeding Jesus

I realize that I have been, for the past several Saturdays, been writing about the apparitions of Our Lady, Mary, the mother of God. However, this Saturday, I find myself drawn to tell you the story of our encounter with Jesus. As children #’s 2, 3, 4, and I were entering a resale shop thisContinue reading “Feeding Jesus”

Apparitions: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

First, where is Mount Carmel? I don’t know about you, but in all the times I’ve heard of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I never knew where it was. So, I did what everyone does: I Googled it! Turns out it’s in Israel! Who knew? It is in a mountainous region where Catholic hermits, underContinue reading “Apparitions: Our Lady of Mount Carmel”

Apparitions: Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal

Our Lady twice appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris of 1830. It was in the convent chapel of the Daughters of Charity, started by St. Vincent de Paul, that Mary appeared very late one night. She asked Catherine to have a medal cast as Mary described it for her. It was Mary’s picture onContinue reading “Apparitions: Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal”

Apparitions – Our Lady of Guadalupe

I was prepared to write about a different apparition of Mary, but then I realized that I really wanted to start with the beginning of apparitions in the Americas. That would be Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego in Mexico in December of 1531. Juan Diego, a former Aztec, and convertContinue reading “Apparitions – Our Lady of Guadalupe”

Apparitions: Our Lady of Lourdes – The Immaculate Conception

When I think of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother of Jesus (otherwise known as Our Lady,) Lourdes comes to mind. What on earth is Lourdes? Lourdes is a small town in France where Our Lady appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous as she was out gathering firewood in 1858. She was a sickly shepherd girl.Continue reading “Apparitions: Our Lady of Lourdes – The Immaculate Conception”