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
ConversionsMarian DevotionMaryMiracles
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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Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him
Marian DevotionMiracles
September 6, 2018

Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him

"Do you not see those demons who would seize me and carry me to hell?" Then he cried: My brothers, invoke for me the help of Mary; I trust in her that she will give me the victory" In Reisberg…
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St Francis de Sales overcomes temptation with prayer and abandonment
Lives of Saints
September 6, 2018

St Francis de Sales overcomes temptation with prayer and abandonment

St. Francis of Sales, as we read in his life, efficaciously experienced the power of this prayer. At seventeen years of age, he was living in Paris, engaged in study, and at the same time wholly devoted to pious exercises…
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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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