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October 4, 2018

An unbelievable story of Alexandra whose life was preserved by Mary after being beheaded

Father Eusebius Nierembergh relates, that there lived in the city of Aragona a girl, named Alexandra who, being noble and very beautiful, was greatly loved by two young men. Through jealousy, they one day fought and killed each other. Their…
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The time the Virgin Mary came down and filled in for a nun for fifteen years
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September 7, 2018

The time the Virgin Mary came down and filled in for a nun for fifteen years

Beatrice, a nun in the monastery of Fontebraldo, as related by Cesarius and by Father Rho. This unhappy religious, having contracted a passion for a certain youth, agreed to flee with him from the convent; and in fact she went…
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The criminal whose prayer moved Mary's statue to hold him tight, saving him from execution
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September 7, 2018

The criminal whose prayer moved Mary’s statue to hold him tight, saving him from execution

The youth stooped to kiss her feet, and Mary extended her arm from that statue, took him by the hand and held him so strongly that no power could move him. Father Razzi, of the order of Camaldoli, relates that…
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The Saint who once made a written deal with the Devil
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September 6, 2018

The Saint who once made a written deal with the Devil

Eutychian, Patriarch of Constantinople, relates the following well-known story of Theophilus. The Patriarch was an eye-witness of the fact which we here relate, and which is confirmed by St. Peter Damian, St. Bernard, St.Bonaventure, St. Antoninus, and others. Theophilus was…
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Marian DevotionMary
September 6, 2018

The noble who bargained with Satan for riches but couldn’t give up Mary

It is related by Belluacensis and Cesarius, that a noble youth having lost by his vices the wealth left him by his father, became so poor that he was obliged to beg. He quitted his native land, that he might…
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How heaven and hell visited St Catherine of Siena
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September 5, 2018

Jesus gave her a diamond ring and wedded her – the story of St Catherine of Siena

First Vision: One evening, when the happy little saint was six years old, she had her first vision of Our Lord. As she and her brother were on their way home from visiting a church, Catherine looked up into the…
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Mary: John, it is not in my heart to desert my children - the Glories of Mary
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September 5, 2018

Mary: John, it is not in my heart to desert my children – the Glories of Mary

St Alphonsus in his book "Glories of Mary" writes: Besides the examples already cited of the assistance afforded by Mary to her faithful servants, they are innumerable others to be found in various books. This favour was granted to St.…
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Love made her give Mary a crown of flowers and Mary later gave her a crown from heaven
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September 5, 2018

Love made her give Mary a crown of flowers and Mary later gave her a crown from heaven

Out of love, she gave Mary a crown of flowers, and Mary remembered her at death and gave her a crown from heaven! It is narrated by Father Auriemma, that a poor shepherdess loved Mary so much that all her…
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