ConversionsMarian Devotion
April 19, 2019

A powerful miracle granted through the use of a Marian Scapular

This example is not recorded in any book, but a priest, a companion of mine, related it to me, as having happened to himself. Whilst this priest was hearing confessions in a certain church (for sufficient reasons he did not…
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ConversionsMarian Devotion
April 19, 2019

How Mary physically thrust a devotee far away from temptation to save him

A well-known incident is related by Father Paul Segneri in his "Christian Instructed." A Roman youth, of evil habits and laden with sins, went to confession to Father Niccolas Zucchi. The confessor received him kindly, compassionated his misery, and told…
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Conversions
February 4, 2019

How a picture of Mary worked miracles of conversion

There came a woman to one of the houses of our little congregation, in this kingdom, to tell one of the fathers that her husband had not been to confession for many years, and that she did not know how…
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ConversionsFrom HellMarian Devotion
February 4, 2019

How Emme lived with the Devil as his slave but was delivered by Mary

It is related by Father Rho, in his Sabbati, and by Father Lireo, in his Trisagio Mariana, of a certain young maiden of Guelder-land, who lived about the year 1465, that she was sent one day by her uncle to…
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ConversionsMarian DevotionMary
October 4, 2018

The story of the lady who, on receiving great mercy from Mary, converted and lived a holy life

Father Charles Bovius relates that in Domans, in France, lived a married man who had held a criminal connection with another woman. Now the wife being unable to endure this, continually besought God to punish the guilty parties; and one…
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ConversionsMarian Devotion
September 11, 2018

Satan waited to strangle him and take him to hell but his devotion to Mary saved him

We read in the chronicles of the Capuchin Fathers, that there lived in Venice a celebrated advocate, who, by fraud and evil practices, had become rich. His whole life was very bad, and it appears that he had but one…
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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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A struggle with God, a picture of Mary: the story of the conversion of Mary of Egypt and her devotion
ConversionsLives of Saints
September 5, 2018

St Mary of Egypt: a sinner who wept, prayed and was surrounded with light in death

In the celebrated history of St. Mary of Egypt, which we find in the first volume of the Lives of the Fathers, we read that at twelve years of age she fled from her parents, and went to Alexandria, where…
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Jesus and Mary grant a murderer help and forgiveness from heaven then Mary prepares him for a holy death
ConversionsMarian Devotion
September 5, 2018

Jesus and Mary grant a murderer help and forgiveness from heaven then Mary prepares him for a holy death

Jesus and Mary never abandon their children, they come through for all who genuinely seek God with all their hearts, no matter how far away they stray! It is narrated by Belluacensis that in Ridolio, a city of England, in…
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