Sunday, May 04, 2008

OUR LADY OF Saint Etienne [St. Stephen] of LAUS--CHURCH RECOGNIZES ANOTHER FRENCH APPARITION---pilgrimmage detours??

"Go to the valley above Saint-Étienne. [Saint Stephen] That is where you will see the Mother of God."

PARIS (May 4) - A Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday that the church has officially recognized that the Virgin Mary appeared to a 17th-century shepherd girl in the French Alps.Speaking at Mass in remarks broadcast nationally on France-2 television, Monsignor Jean-Michel di Falco Leandri said he recognized the "supernatural origin" of the apparitions to 17-year-old Benoite Rencurel from 1664 to 1718.

The bishop, in an interview on France-Info radio, said the decision meant the church "has committed itself in an official way to say to pilgrims 'you can come here in total confidence.'" The recognition process involved a panel of experts including two theologians and an investigating judge, he said.Officials at Notre-Dame-du-Laus church say that after four months of daily apparitions starting in May 1664, the Virgin Mary asked Rencurel to build a church and a house to receive priests.The sanctuary, which was founded by Rencurel, today welcomes some 120,000 pilgrims a year - at times providing healing oils based on a method that the Virgin Mary was said to pass on to the shepherd girl, the officials said.The recognition Sunday makes Laus an official pilgrimage site for the church - on a par with Lourdes, a site where Roman Catholic tradition holds that the Virgin Mary appeared before 14-year-old girl Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.Thousands of people who have since prayed and bathed at a spring in Lourdes said they have been healed.

Reconnaissance officielle des apparitions à Notre Dame du Laus
En France l’inauguration de ce mois de Marie est marquée par la reconnaissance officielle du caractère surnaturel des apparitions de la Vierge à Benoîte Rencurel, au sanctuaire du Laus, dans les Hautes-Alpes. Une reconnaissance qui sera proclamée ce dimanche par Mgr Jean-Michel di Falco Léandri, évêque du diocèse de Gap et d’Embrun, au cours de la messe célébrée à 10h30 dans la Basilique Notre-Dame du Laus. Le Nonce apostolique en France, Mgr Fortunato Baldelli, et une trentaine de cardinaux et d’évêques venus du monde entier assisteront à la célébration. Sabine de Rozières a rencontré Mgr di Falco lors d’une visite à Rome, il revient sur l’importance de cette reconnaissance (ecoute Vatican Radio---a droite)

...more on supernatural marian apparitions....


Litany of Loreto
V. Lord, have mercy.R. Christ have mercy.V. Lord have mercy. Christ hear us.R. Christ graciously hear us.God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us. Holy Mother of God, pray for us. Holy Virgin of Virgins, [etc.]Mother of Christ, Mother of divine grace,Mother most pure,Mother most chaste,Mother inviolate,Mother undefiled,Mother most amiable,Mother most admirable,Mother of good Counsel,Mother of our Creator,Mother of our Savior,Virgin most prudent,Virgin most venerable,Virgin most renowned,Virgin most powerful,Virgin most merciful,Virgin most faithful,Mirror of justice,Seat of wisdom,Cause of our joy,Spiritual vessel,Vessel of honor,Singular vessel of devotion,Mystical rose,Tower of David,Tower of ivory,House of gold,Ark of the covenant,Gate of heaven,Morning star,Health of the sick,Refuge of sinners,Comforter of the afflicted,Help of Christians,Queen of Angels,Queen of Patriarchs,Queen of Prophets,Queen of Apostles,Queen of Martyrs,Queen of Confessors,Queen of Virgins,Queen of all Saints,Queen conceived without original sin,Queen assumed into heaven,Queen of the most holy Rosary,Queen of peace,
V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,R. Spare us, O Lord. V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,R. Graciously hear us, O Lord. V. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,Have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.
The versicle and prayer after the litany may be varied by season. Thus, during Advent (from the fourth Sunday before Christmas to Christmas Eve):
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray. O God, who hast willed that by the message of an Angel, thy Word should receive flesh from the womb of the Virgin Mary: grant unto thy suppliants, that we who believe that she is truly the Mother of God, may be assisted by her intercession before Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.
From Christmas to Candlemass (the Feast of the Presentation), that is through February 1:
V. Thou gavest birth without loss of thy virginity.R. Intercede for us, O holy Mother of God.
Let us pray. O God, Who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast offered unto the human race the rewards of eternal salvation, grant, we beseech thee, that we may know the effects of her intercession, through whom we have deserved to receive the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son. R. Amen.
From Candlemass to Easter (through Holy Week), AND from the day after Pentecost (or from Trinity Sunday, if Pentecost is celebrated with octave) to the beginning of Advent:
V. "Pray for us" and prayer "Grant unto thy servants," as above:
During Eastertide (from Easter day through Pentecost, and throughout the octave of Pentecost if it is celebrated):
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. R. For the Lord is truely risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, Who by the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, hast vouchsafed to make glad the whole world, grant, we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life, through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.


Le Jubilé des médias à Lourdes les 29 et 30 mai prochains
A l'occasion des 150 ans des apparitions de la Sainte Vierge à Bernadette Soubirous, la Fédération Française de la Presse Catholique, Signis France, le Conseil pour la Communication de la Conférence des Evêques de France, les Sanctuaires de Lourdes et le Secours Catholique invite tous les professionnels des médias, français et étrangers, à suivre deux jours de colloques et tables rondes la figure de la Vierge Marie et le rôle des medias comme acteurs de la paix et du dialogue.Les inscriptions sont encore possible jusqu'au 9 mai 2008. Pour les renseignements appeler au +33.(0)

The Jubilee for the Media covering Lourdes is this May 29-30.

On the occasion of the 150th year of the apparitions of the Saint Virgin {Mary} to Bernadette Soubirous, the French Federation of the Catholic Press, Signis France, the French Bishops Conference Communications Committee, the Lourdes Sanctuaries and Catholic Health invite all media professionals, French and Foreign [Press/Media] to spend two days of round table and colloqia [discussion] on the figure of the Virgin Mary and the role that media plays as agents of Peace and Dialogue. It is still possible to register up until May 9, 2008. To register call +33 (0)

"A Man Who Believes, Is A Man Who Hopes"- French President Sarkozy

1 comment:

It's Not About Me. said...

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