Miracles of Our Lady

Mary Our Hope

Mary Our Hope

Some say whales swallow their children when they see that they are in danger. This is what Mary does. “When storms rage she protects them in her own bosom until she brings them to the harbor of salvation.”

~Novarinus

Blessed be God who has given Mary to us as a secure refuge in all of life’s dangers.

Our Blessed Lady told St. Bridget, “A mother uses every effort to save her son in the midst of his enemies. So, I will do to all sinners who seek my mercy.” In every battle with hell’s powers, we will conquer by having recourse to the Mother of God, saying always, “We fly to your protection.” How many victories this short prayer has won over the powers of hell!

Oh children of Mary, be of good heart. Remember, she accepts as her children all who choose to be her children. Rejoice! Why do you fear to be lost when Mary defends you? “Rejoice, for whatever judgment there is, will be pronounced by your brother (Jesus) and your mother (Mary)”.

~St. Augustine

“Whoever loves this good mother, should always trust, remembering that Jesus is his brother and Mary is his mother.”

~St. Bernadine

“O safe refuge! Our judgment depends on our Brother and our Mother.”

~St.Anselm

Mary says “He that is little, let him turn to me.” (Pr 9:4) In danger, children always cry “Mother, Mother.” Mary desires that we be her children and call on her in every danger. She saves all who have recourse to her.

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William Elphinstine was a young Scotch nobleman, born into Protestantism. Enlightened by grace and helped by a Scotch Jesuit, he saw his errors and became a Catholic by Mary’s intercession. He left France for Rome. In a vision, he saw his deceased mother who told him that she was lost because she died outside the Catholic Church. He redoubled his devotion to Mary and thought of being a religious. Delicate in health, he went to Naples, where God wanted him to live and die as a religious.

Shortly after arriving he became seriously ill and was accepted into the Jesuits. He received Viaticum and was professed. After this, he thanked Mary for snatching him from heresy and leading him to die in the true Church, surrounded by his religious brothers.

Told to rest a little, he said, “This is no time to rest. I am close to the end.” He saw his guardian angel who told him he would only spend a short time in purgatory and then go to heaven. A devout religious learned by revelation that he was in heaven.

Prayer

Mary my Mother, I no longer deserve to be your son. It is enough if you accept me as your servant. Yet you must not forbid me to call you “Mother”, because this name consoles me and reminds me to love you. When I think of all my sins, I am consoled that you are my mother. Please allow me to call you “Mother.” Then, after God, you will be my refuge in this valley of tears. I hope to die with my soul in your hands and saying, “Mother, have pity on me.” Amen

~Source:”The Glories of Mary”

Miracles of Our Lady

Our Lady’s Power at the Hour of Death

In her City of God, Venerable Maria of Agreda, a XVII Century Conceptionist nun and mystic, to whom the Blessed Mother dictated her life, writes of a marvelous event in the early Christian Church.

After the first Pentecost, one of the five thousand first converts was a girl called Lillian. One day she fell gravely ill, and the devil, capitalizing on her bodily weakness, and the fact that she had given in to a few sins, took the form of a woman, and paid her sick-calls.

Little by little, by slandering the disciples of Jesus and the Christian community, the fiend introduced doubts in Lillian’s mind about her new-found Faith. At first the sick girl resisted, speaking of the peace and kindness of the beautiful lady who was Jesus’ Mother. But the devil assured Lillian that she was the worst of all. In the end, Lillian gave up her Faith.

One of the disciples of Jesus on visiting and finding Lillian’s attitude changed, tried to win the girl back to Christ, but to no avail. Deeply concerned, he informed the Apostle John.

St. John immediately visited the young woman and was able to see legions of devils surrounding her sick bed. Though the devils recoiled at his sight, so deceived was the girl, that he could not make a difference.

He then had recourse to the Blessed Mother, who, at the time was living in Jerusalem. On hearing of the case, Mary Most Holy implored her divine Son for the welfare and salvation of this young strayed lamb. She then made ready to visit the girl with St. John.

Just then, several angels appeared, and gallantly ushering Holy Mary onto a throne of clouds, carried her to Lillian’s side.

As soon as the great lady set foot on the threshold of the sufferer’s door, the demons infesting the room took chaotic flight, tripping over each other in their haste, and seeking refuge in the depths of Hell.

With the air cleared, Holy Mary sat by the dying girl, and with gentle words sweetly brought her back into her Son’s fold. Lillian wept tears of repentance and asked for the last Sacraments, which St. John administered. Thus, with her Mother holding her hand, Lillian expired.

As if not enough, Our Lady, with her prayers, made up for the girl’s time in Purgatory, and summoning one of her angels, bid him deliver the purified soul to heaven.

So, when saying the Hail Mary, may we stress:

“…pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.”

~Source:americaneedsfatima .org

The Holy Rosary

The Old Irish Woman’s Rosary

Lady Beatrice Allen, a noble and wealthy English lady, an ardent Protestant by conviction, once accosted a poor Irish woman whom she found saying her Rosary.

In the hope of converting “the poor benighted creature,” as she considered her, good Lady Beatrice asked the poor woman why it was that she said that silly prayer. “Silly prayer, my Lady, you call it, but it is for me my joy and consolation. “When I am sad and sorrowful it consoles me, and when I am well and happy it gives me more joy and pleasure. “How could it be silly, my Lady, to speak to the Holy Mother of God, and sure that is what I am doing when I say the Rosary.”

“Well then,” replied Lady Beatrice,“will you tell me all about it?”—quite sure that she was going to hear a story of gross superstition. The explanation of the Rosary which this poor vendor of vegetables gave Lady Beatrice was so clear and, withal, so impressive that she afterward confessed that she had never heard from bishop or dean of her religion a sermon that gave her more to think about.

Weeks passed and months passed and she could not get the words of the old woman out of her mind, much as she tried. It was all so simple, so true, so sincere. Sufficient to say that our noble lady put herself under instruction and was received into the Catholic Church at the end of a year. This caused terrible trouble in her up-to-then happy home. Her husband and friends thought she was mad. During the bitter struggle that ensued, Lady Beatrice never abandoned the Rosary that she had so well learned to say and love and, at the end of the second year, her husband and children joined the Church!

Here is briefly how the dear, old, unlettered woman preached her sermon on the Rosary. Holding up her beads to Lady Beatrice, she showed her the crucifix and said: “When I begin to say my beads, my Lady, I kiss the five Wounds of Jesus Christ as His holy Mother did when He was taken down from the Cross and placed in her arms. I thank Him for all He suffered for me, and I beg Him to pardon my sins and take me to Heaven after my death. “Then, as you see, my Lady, there are two parts in the Rosary: one is small and has only five beads. “That tells me that life is short and that my sufferings will be soon over, and that I had better be ready for I may die any day, and I pray for a happy death. “There is the big part, the five decades, and that reminds me of the long life that is to come that will never end. And I say to myself, ‘Take care, Bridget Murphy, that you go to Heaven and not to Hell.’ And I try my best to be good and not to offend God.

“On the big beads we say the Our Father, the prayer that God Himself gave to us. He must hear us, for sure He promised to do so. It was He who put the words into our mouths, and He must be our Father if He says it. “Oh, it’s a beautiful prayer and I love to say it! To think that God is my Father! That is enough to make anyone happy. “On the small beads we say the Hail Mary, and that prayer, too, came from God for it is what the Angel Gabriel said to the Blessed Virgin when he told her that she was to be the Mother of God. “Oh, how pleased the Blessed Virgin must be to hear again the self-same words of the angel, for I wish with all my heart to give her again the happiness and joy the angel gave her! She is my Mother, and I make bold to ask her to give me some of her great joy and holiness, for a true mother gives everything to her children. “In the Hail Mary, I ask the Blessed Mother to pray for me, her poor child, now, during this hard and wearisome life, to help me in all my little troubles, but above all I ask her to pray for me when I am dying, at the hour of my death. Amen. “Now, my Lady, how could God’s Mother, who is so good and sweet, refuse to listen to my poor prayers? “I know she hears me, I am sure of it, and I am never tired saying the Hail Marys and giving her pleasure.” “But you must be tired repeating all those Hail Marys,” queried Lady Beatrice. “I am never tired, my Lady, of speaking to the Mother of God.

“I now want to explain to you that when we are saying the holy prayers we are thinking of how Our Lord became man and lived for 33 years on earth. These we call the Joyful Mysteries. “After that we think of all His terrible sufferings and how He died on the Cross. These are the Sorrowful Mysteries.” Here the good woman became wonderfully eloquent, talking about the Passion and death of Jesus Christ. She felt all she said, for her poor voice became broken and tears “Last of all, my Lady, we think of how Our Lord rose up from the dead, glory be to God, and how He went to Heaven. These are the Glorious Mysteries. “But before going, He told St. Peter and the other Apostles that He would send down the Holy Ghost to comfort and console them and us all and that He Himself would be always with us to help us.

“And truth He is in the Blessed Sacrament which we have in the Church. Every morning I go to Mass and poor and bad as I am, the priest tells me that I must go to Holy Communion. “And I say the Joyful Mysteries and I think that the good God comes into my heart as He did when He went into the womb of the Blessed Virgin herself, and I ask her to help me to receive my God as she herself did. And I am sure she does, for I feel such comfort and peace.” Lady Beatrice listened in wonder and asked the old woman: “Who taught you all these wonderful things?” “It was the nuns at home in Ireland where I went to school and the parish priest, Fr. O’Toole, God be merciful to him. He had a great way with him and used to explain everything very clearly.”

It was Lady Beatrice herself who told us this story, but at much greater length and with many more details which, due to our limited space, we cannot give in all their fullness. She loves to tell to priests the story of her conversion, and she wears on her arm the old Irish woman’s rosary in the form of a bracelet. She treasures this as one of her most prized possessions. From this fact we see how the Rosary can give to the humblest of the faithful a clear grasp and understanding of the great Mysteries of our Faith.

~Source:”How to be Happy,How to be Holy”

Marian apparitions, Miracles of Our Lady

Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows”
CASTELPETROSO, ITALY  (1888)  

 On March 22, 1888, the day before the Feast of the Compassion of Our Blessed Lady, two peasant women were shepherding their sheep on the hills in Southern Italy near the village of Castelpetroso.  Fabiana Cicchino (35-year old virgin) and Serafina Valentino (34-year old married woman) belonged to Pastine, a hamlet in the diocese of Bojano.  One of their sheep had strayed onto a hill nearest Castelpetroso.  Fabiana found the lost sheep in a ravine near some rocks.  But a strange light was coming from a crack in the rocks.  The rays of the bright light formed a clear image of Our Blessed Virgin on her knees with her eyes gazing toward heaven.  Her arms were outstretched in an act of imploring and offering of her Son, full of wounds and lying dead beneath her.  It was the image of the Pieta.

Mary appeared as Our Lady of Sorrows, wearing a deep red dress and a dark mantle.  She was a very beautiful, fair-skinned, young woman with disheveled hair and bleeding from wounds received from seven swords.  The Blessed Virgin never spoke.  When Serafina caught up to Fabiana, she could not see anything.

They returned home, crying, sobbing, trembling, and terrified.  People naturally inquired as to the cause of their emotions.  But very few believed them, and nobody paid much attention to their statements.

During the Solemnity of Easter on April 1, 1888, the same vision occurred again to these two women in the same location.  This time, Serafina also witnessed the apparition.  More people became curious after this encounter and began to believe that something was truly happening there.  People began to go to the mountain and visit the spot of the alleged apparitions, some 2,600 feet above sea level.  First, a child saw Mary; then an avowed heretic witnessed her also.  Others affirmed that they saw Our Blessed Virgin bearing her dead Son in her arms.

Pilgrimages began, and within a few days, some four thousand persons visited the spot – which was double the number of those living there.  Soon, this place which had been generally unknown, suddenly became the center of attraction to countless crowds from the neighboring countryside.  Of those who went, some testified that they saw the Blessed Virgin as Our Lady of Carmel, Our Lady of Grace, and also Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.  But most of the time, she appeared as Our Lady of Sorrows.  She was usually alone but was also accompanied at times by St. Michael, St. Anthony, or St. Sebastian.  Among those who testified to these apparitions was a well-known disbeliever, who received the grace of seeing Our Lady four times in half an hour.

The apparitions were accompanied by another phenomenon; in May of 1888 the body of water at the foot of the mountain began bestowing miracles.  Soon, believers from other countries came in masses to behold and experience the extraordinary events and the fountain of miracles.  Angelo Verna, a six-year old mute boy, was given a drink of this water by his father and was completely healed by receiving the gift of speech.

The priest in the diocese treated the whole affair as delusional and preached against it.  A second priest, Don Luigi Ferrara, was also a disbeliever – until he saw her, too!

“I had many times derided those who visited the mountain on which these wonderful apparitions took place.  On May 16, 1888, however, I felt a desire to visit the place.  When I arrived, I began to look into one of the fissures, and I saw with great clearness Our Lady, like a statuette, with a little Child in her arms.  After a short interval I looked again at the same spot, and, in place of the Most Holy Virgin I saw, quite clearly, the dead Savior bearing the crown of thorns and all covered in blood.  Whenever I think of these visions on this mountain, I am moved to tears and cannot speak.”

News of the occurrences reached Msr. Francesco Macarone-Palmieri, Bishop of the diocese of Bojano.  While in Rome on business, he updated Pope Leo XIII on the events near Castelpetroso, adding that he should have liked the apparitions to have been confirmed by “some clear sign.”  The Pope replied by asking the Bishop if he did not think the apparitions in themselves were signs.  Pope Leo XIII asked the bishop to return to the site of the apparitions and make a further investigation.

On the morning of September 26, 1888, the Bishop returned to the site and had the privilege of witnessing the vision of Mary as Our Lady of Sorrows – just as Fabiana and Serafina had described.  After observing Our Lady on three occasions, he proceeded to file his official report:

“The Blessed Virgin appeared daily more frequently as the Mother of Sorrows, and, at other times, as Our Lady of Mount Carmel or the Queen of the Holy Rosary.  A number of persons affirmed that they saw apparitions of St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Joseph, St. Sebastian, together with the Blessed Virgin, and also the Holy Face of Jesus surrounded by angels.

As the event became more widely known and acquired a high degree of credibility, I deemed it expedient to have an account reduced to writing and certified to by the depositions, under oath, of those who had been eye-witnesses of the prodigy.  The preparation of this report occupied several months.  When it was completed, I took it in person to Rome to submit it to the Sovereign Pontiff that the Holy See might pronounce authoritatively and definitely in the matter.

I, myself, can bear witness that I visited the sacred spot, and, after some time spent in prayer, saw the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin.  At first the image of Our Lady appeared faint and indistinct, but at length she appeared in the attitude and proportions of the representation of the Mother of Sorrows published in one of the numbers of the Servo di Maria.  Besides myself and the very large number of persons whose names are recorded in the official report, there are the Vicar-General of the diocese, the Archpriest of the Cathedral, and many other ecclesiastics, who also beheld the miraculous Apparitions.  With joyful heart, I affirm that the wonders happening in Castelpetroso are the last touches of the Divine Mercy, to call those who have gone far from the right way.”

In November of 1888, Count Charles Aquaderni, director of the magazine, Servo di Maria, went to the blessed rocks with his son, Augusto, who was sick with a serious bone tuberculosis.  Miraculously, the boy was healed at the site!

On December 18, 1889, Father Joseph Lais, a physicist, medical doctor, and sub-director of the Vatican Observatory, examined everything and was convinced that no optical illusion could be responsible for what people had been seeing.

“The observations I made of the character of the people lead me to recognize that they are profoundly convinced of the event having taken place.  Their simple and ingenuous demeanor does not suggest the suspicion that the fact should be, to some extent, fanciful or the effect of imagination.  The natural formation of the rocks excludes the theory of trickery.”

The Bishop of Bojano formed a committee in 1889 to begin collecting funds for a church to be built on the site of the apparitions.  Pope Leo XIII blessed their work, imparting the Apostolic Blessing to the members of the committee and to all those who contributed to the fund.  The cornerstone for a beautiful Gothic church was laid in May of 1890 in front of 30,000 faithful.  The layout symbolizes a heart with seven chapels at its center representing the seven sorrows of Mary, the seven swords piercing her heart.

On December 6, 1973, Pope Paul VI proclaimed the Blessed and Sorrowful Virgin Mary as Patroness of the region – upon a request by the Bishop of Molise.  Pope John Paul II visited the sanctuary as a pilgrim on March 19, 1995.  A community of friars and sisters has been established since 1993 — called the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

~Source:divinemysteries.info

Miracles of Our Lady, Stories of the Supernatural

Miracles of the Hail Mary

On November 21, 1858, the learned Protestant theologian Dr. Hugo Lammer, of Brannsberg, embraced the Catholic Faith. Soon afterwards he became a priest, and in 1883 was made canon and professor of theology in Breslau.

The cause of his conversion may be related briefly as follows: He read an explanation of the Hail Mary and was so pleased that he began to recite it daily. Here are his own words: “I began to recite the sweet Ave Maria, and to implore Mary’s powerful intercession for my speedy entrance into the True Church. The sting of intellectual conceit became extracted, and in my solitary dwelling, on my knees before the crucifix, I fought, with tears,many interior battles. Mary banished all scruples, and when later, I knocked at the door of the True Church, I could say with the greatest conviction Credo to every tenet of the Catholic religion.”

The following true story is told by an English priest: “One day a workman came to the presbytery, and asked to speak with me at once. He said that he was not a Catholic, but he would be very grateful if I would kindly visit his wife, who was very ill, and he believed that she had not very long to live. I asked him if she were a Catholic. ‘No,’ he answered, ‘but she insists on seeing you, and will not hear of a clergyman of any other religion.’ “On reaching the house, I was welcomed most eagerly by the poor woman. She at once declared that she was convinced of the Catholic Truth, and begged me to instruct her in the doctrine of our religion. I was astonished at all this, for I learned that not one of her relations or neighbors were Catholics. I at once began my instruction. “Before her death, she made her husband solemnly promise to become a Catholic, to send their children to the Catholic school, and to have them brought up in the Faith. After his wife’s death, he faithfully carried out this promise. He declared that he owed his conversion mainly to the extraordinary patience and cheerfulness which his wife showed during her painful illness. “Astonished at the exceptional graces the poor woman had obtained, I asked her if she had ever entered a Catholic church. Having received an answer in the negative, I continued: ‘Have you ever spoken to a Catholic priest?’ ‘No.’ she answered, ‘When I was a little girl, I often played with Catholic children, and I learned a lovely prayer from them, which I have repeated every night, before going to bed.’ Then she recited the Hail Mary; the secret was at last discovered. In the hour of death, Mary, her Heavenly Mother, had claimed her for her own in return for her love and fidelity in saying the Hail Mary.” Every time we say the Hail Mary we give to God’s Blessed Mother immense immense pleasure. We in fact offer her anew all the joys and graces which she received when the Archangel Gabriel announced to her that she was made God’s Mother. When we say the Hail Mary we should say with great trust the words: “Pray for us, sinners, now (that is, during our life) and at the hour of our death.” If we ask Our Lady every time we say the Holy Mary [the second part of the prayer] for a holy death, she will surely obtain it for us.

~Source:”How to be Happy,How to be Holy”

Hell, Miracles of Our Lady

How a Man Was Saved From Hell by the Stabat Mater

Saved from Hell by the Prayer: Stabat Mater

In his book Glories of Mary, Saint Alphonsus Liguori relates an impressive story about the power of one of the most beautiful prayers ever written, the Stabat Mater, a prayer to the Sorrowful Mother.

In the city of Cesena, in beautiful Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy, there were two men who were great friends. They were also great sinners, leading a life far from the precepts of the Gospel and the Ten Commandments.

One of them, Bartholomew, despite his wickedness, had acquired (probably when younger), the habit of daily reciting the Stabat Mater in honor of Mary’s sorrows.

One day, as he recited this prayer, he suddenly had a vision in which he and his friend were immersed in a lake of fire. Then, he saw the Blessed Mother, who, taking him by the hand, pulled him out of the fiery pit saying: “Because of the prayer you said daily to me, I have prayed to my Son for you. He is ready to forgive you, if you are ready to ask pardon of Him.”

Then the vision vanished.

Soon after, Bartholomew received the dire news that his friend had been shot and killed. He now had no doubt that what he had seen was true.

Leaving the world and all its temptations behind, Bartholomew entered the order of Capuchins, led a life of austerity and virtue and died a saint.

The Stabat Mater

At the cross Her station keeping

stood the mournful Mother weeping,

close to Jesus to the last.

Through Her Heart, His sorrow sharing,

all His bitter anguish bearing

now at length the sword had passed.

Oh, how sad and sore distressed

was that Mother highly blessed,

of the sole-begotten One!

Christ above in torment hangs,

She beneath beholds the pangs

of Her dying, glorious Son.

Is there one who would not weep,

whelmed in miseries so deep,

Christ’s dear Mother to behold?

Can the human heart refrain

from partaking in Her pain,

in that Mother’s pain untold?

Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,

She beheld Her tender Child

all with bloody scourges rent.

For the sins of His own nation,

saw Him hang in desolation,

till His spirit forth He sent.

O sweet Mother! fount of love!

Touch my spirit from above,

make my heart with Thine accord.

Make me feel as Thou hast felt;

make my soul to glow and melt

with the love of Christ, my Lord.

Holy Mother! pierce me through,

in my heart each wound renew

of my Savior crucified.

Let me share with Thee His pain,

who for all our sins was slain,

who for me in torments died.

Let me mingle tears with Thee,

mourning Him who mourned for me,

all the days that I may live.

By the Cross with Thee to stay,

there with Thee to weep and pray,

is all I ask of Thee to give.

Virgin of all virgins blest!,

Listen to my fond request:

let me share Thy grief divine;

Let me, to my latest breath,

in my body bear the death

of that dying Son of Thine.

Wounded with His every wound,

steep my soul till it hath swooned,

in His very Blood away;

Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,

lest in flames I burn and die,

in His awful Judgment Day.

Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence,

be Thy Mother my defense,

be Thy Cross my victory;

While my body here decays,

may my soul Thy goodness praise,

safe in paradise with Thee. Amen.

Marian apparitions, Miracles of Our Lady

Our Lady of Pellevoisin

Estelle Faguette lay dying of tuberculosis in Pellevoisin, a small French village. It was February 1876. 

In the early days of the illness, Estelle had asked God how could He have let this happen to her who was the sole support of her father and mother, and an orphan niece. Eventually, however, she perfectly abandoned herself to the will of God, offering up her sufferings in expiation of her sins. 

Then on the night of February 14, 1876, a demon appeared at the foot of her bed. Just after Estelle spied the demon, she saw the Blessed Mother at her bedside. Our Lady rebuked the demon and he immediately departed. Our Lady then looked at Estelle and said to her, “Fear nothing, you are my daughter.” Mary told her to have courage for she was to suffer five more days in honor of the five wounds of Christ. On Saturday she would either be dead or be cured. 

The next night Mary appeared to Estelle to inform her that she was to live. But Our Lady reproved Estelle for her past sins. Though Estelle had not lived a worldly life, she was overcome with remorse for her failings. 

The following evenings the Holy Virgin continued to appear to Estelle as she lay in her sickbed. Mary told her that, “I am all merciful.” On the fifth night Estelle asked Mary if she should change her state of life. Mary replied: 

One can be saved in every state. Where you are, you can do a great deal of good, and you can publish my glory.

After Our Lady left that night, Estelle was cured. In July of the same year the Holy Virgin visited Estelle for three consecutive days. Mary Immaculate explained that, “I have come especially for the conversion of sinners.” 

On September 9th, Our Lady again came to visit Estelle. Mary showed Estelle a Scapular of the Sacred Heart that she wore and said, “I love this devotion.” She paused and said, “It is here I will be honored.” 

A week later Our Lady visited Estelle announcing, “Let them pray and let them have confidence in me.” And she prophesized that “France will suffer.” 

In November, Our Lady once more came to visit Estelle. Mary told her that, “I choose the little ones and weak for my glory.” 

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1876, the Blessed Mother appeared to Estelle for the fifteenth and last time. Mary Immaculate instructed her to go to the bishop, show him the Scapular of the Sacred Heart, and enlist his aid in promoting it. Mary said to Estelle, “See the graces I will bestow on those who will wear it with confidence, and who will assist in propagating it.” As Our Lady spoke she stretched out her hands and raindrops fell from them. In each drop Estelle read the names of different graces such as piety, salvation, confidence, conversion, health. Mary explained, “These graces are from my Son; I take them from His Heart; He can refuse me nothing.” A little later Mary left, never again to visibly visit Estelle in this life. 

Pope Leo XIII, in May 1894, approved the Archconfraternity of our Mother All Merciful of Pellevoisin. The Congregation of Rites in a decree issued on April 4, 1900 granted approval to the Scapular of the Sacred Heart. 

Estelle Faguette continued to live humbly in Pellevoisin until her death in 1929.