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Mary Asks, and these Mercedarian Sisters Answer

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Providing an education rooted in a Eucharistic and Marian spirit

“Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation… Teach them their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the Cross, and how to approach the sacraments; that is what I wish you to do. Go and fear nothing. I will help you.”

In 1859, Adele Brise received apparitions from the Queen of Heaven in rural Champion, Wisconsin. In the above quote, Mary asks Adele to catechize the children, since many souls are in need of conversion. Continue reading Mary Asks, and these Mercedarian Sisters Answer

Mystical Church in Manhattan

A pilgrimage can be made not only to a site of an apparition, but to a church with a statue of, say the Blessed Mother. This article is about St. Agnes Church in New York City.

Saint Agnes Church in 43rd Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington in Manhattan was my former parish Church for many years.  But I recently found out that one of my prayer colleagues today was also a former parishioner of Saint Agnes.  In talking, we found that we had the same recollection of Saint Agnes Church.

Saint Agnes Church was an old Church, but was burned by an accidental fire in about 1991.  It was the only Church in New York where I have seen a young lady in intense prayer cry in front of a saint’s statue.   It was also the Church where a woman who was advised to have an abortion, saw a holy card fall from nowhere and land in front of her.  It was a holy card of St. Dymphna.  The woman had a good delivery and named her child Dymphna after the saint. Continue reading Mystical Church in Manhattan

Vatican Investigation

What is the official process of the Church regarding reported Marian apparitions? Father Jesus Castellano Cervera, a Discalced Carmelite from Spain is a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) and a specialist in Maryology. In an interview with EWTN, Fr. Jesus answeres questions regarding the mindset of the Church, and the associated process of investigation.

When dealing with a reported apparition which has yet to receive official approval, the Church must make sure the faith of the people is on sure footing. The first criteria for an apparition is communion with the Church and her Magisterium.

Father Jesus speaks further on this and touches on other subjects, such as whether Mary is an obstacle for ecumenism, and the abundance of Marian apparitions in this article.