Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Our Lady of La Salette - Visiting Mary

In preparation for the month of May, Mary's month, I thought we could travel around the U.S. and "visit" some of the beautiful shrines dedicated to Our Lady. Our first visit is to Attleboro, Massachusetts to the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette.

The Rosary Pond

The Garden of Appartion

"On September 19, 1846, on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady appeared in the small village of La Salette in France. Mary's message was one of repentance. She did not want people working on Sunday and using God's name in vain. She told the children that she has prayed constantly for her people but that it is time for us to respond to her love with love.  She asked them to pray day and night, even if only a Hail Mary and an Our Father, but whenever they could to pray more. She stressed that all were to go to Mass." from Visiting Mary

The Holy Stairs

The Stations of the Cross


Shrine Church

previous spot of the entrance to the La Salette Seminary

"Mary, you love us. Help us to return that love. Help us to put aside all the excuses and go to Mass, pray, and reconcile with your Son. Our world today needs these urgent messages. Help us to step out of our homes and go out into the world with your words of hope. Give us the courage and the strength we need." from Visiting Mary: Her U.S. Shrines and their Graces

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