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Thou whose tears did bathe the rock where once an altar stood…

Posted on March 23, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The First Apparition of the Mother of God
in Europe 1608
Our Lady of Šiluva

“Mary console the children of a land
sprinkled with blood and tears.”

Lithuanian Prayer to Our Lady of Siluva
O Most Holy Virgin Mary,
Thou who didst appear to the shepherds
in the fields at Siluva,
Thou whose tears did bathe the rock
where once an altar stood,
Thou who didst with plaintive voice say:
“You plow and seed here
where formerly my Son was honored,”
grant that we, moved by Thy tears,
may once as our Forefathers did,
revive the spirit of adoration of Thy Son
in our fallow hearts,
strengthen the tottering structure
of the shrine which is the family,
and seek forgiveness
for the negligences and sins of our nation.
O Mother of God,
we desire to raise up
the glory of Your revelation from forgotten ruins,
that we may all the more honor Thee,
the patroness of our country,
and with thy help obtain for our nation
the spirit of a living Faith.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen +++

The Miraculous Image
One of the items hidden in the buried chest was the Miraculous Image of the Madonna and Child. Where it originally came from is not know but, it is possible that it was brought from Rome and given as a gift by Vytautas, the Great, to Petras Giedgaudas, who built the first church in Šiluva.
The image is a replica of the famous St. Luke pictures of Mary and similar to the image of Mary, now in the Church of Maria Maggiore in Rome and known as “Salus Populi Romani” (Salvation of the Roman People). It shows the Madonna in royal robes holding the Divine Child, also arrayed in royal garments.
When it was found in the hidden chest soon after the apparitions, it was intact and once again placed in the church. So many gold and silver votives were attached to it that in 1671, they were melted and the gold and silver were used to decorate the picture. Gold leaf and precious stones were added to enhance its rich beauty.
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lithuanian-american.org/bridges/issue3/yla.html
campus.udayton.edu/mary/resources/siluva.html
www.marianmantle.com/pilgrimage/ols/olsp.htm

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Father Rufus Pereira on the attacks against the Holy Father being the devil at work. We need 3,000 more exorcists.

Posted on March 23, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Pope Paul VI’s declaration according to which the smoke of Satan has entered the Church, is 110 percent true. Interview with Father Rufus Pereira.

Thanks to Gloria.TV

Father makes several very important points.

Mary Immaculate’s intercession is powerful.

The devil fears the Priest and the Priesthood.

We need more exorcists. Many more.

The recent attacks on the Holy Father are clearly the work of the devil.

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The Basilian Monks of Grottaferrata (Rome)JULY 20 -28, 2009 Discernment Retreat

Posted on March 23, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

IC XC NIKA (= Jesus Christ Wins) Glory to God for everything!
Byzantine Monastic Vocation Retreat & Experience for Men 2009
“You Have Seduced Me, O Lord” (Jer. 20:7).

This Discernment Program will be held at our Monastery from the 20th to the 28th of July, 2009.

The registration is open and the number of participants is limited.
For info, please, visit: www.abbaziagreca.it/en/vocation/retreat.asp

The number of participants is limited.To participate, please send a photocopy of your passport and a letter of recommendation by a priest to: segreteria@abbaziagreca.it
The suggested donation will be $50.00.

Register by: June 30, 2009
“God is with us!”
The Basilian Monks of Grottaferrata

God calls you
The Church needs you
Come join us!

Basilian Monks
Exarchic Greek Abbey of St. Mary
Corso del Popolo, 128
00046 Grottaferrata (Rome)
Italy

Ph. +39 06.945.93.09 Fax +39 06.945.67.34

Website: www.abbaziagreca.it/en

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