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Catholic Church Recognizes 17th Century Mary Apparitions

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The Roman Catholic Church has approved the visions of 17-year-old Benoite Rencurel from 1664 to 1718 in Laus, in the French Alps. This proclamation puts the miraculous healing apparitions on the same scale as the Lourdes shrine in France.

Our Lady of the Laus appearing to Benoite Rencurel over 50 years, asked to have a church and a house for priests built in her honor, which Rencurel accomplished.

Okay… God works in mysterious ways. As I was sitting in my home office library, alone – writing this post to send out, scoffing just a little – the cable television sound in my living room turned on. I had to go into the living room and shut my sound system off. It’s never come on before by itself in the five years we’ve had the television. I will tell you I have goosebumps from feeling that I’m being chastised for my incredulity at the Church’s newest sacrarium announcement. First, his Holiness’s Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to America, then the flagrant display of Padre Pio’s waxed body, and now an announcement verifying that Catholics have one more authentic shrine to visit and pray? It seems the Catholic Church is working overtime on its supernatural, or should I say spiritual reputation?

Timing is everything or does everything work in God’s time?

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Written by smalltalkwitht

May 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm

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  1. ALL GENERATIONS SHALL CALL MARY, THE MOTHER OF JESUS, BLESSED… ST-LUKE 1,48… AND SO I DO BELIEVE. THIS MUST ALSO BE TRUE FOR OUR OWN GENERATION.
    I REJOICE AT THE CHURCH’S DECISION. ONLY ONE QUESTION… WHY DID IT TAKE ALL THOSE DECADES TO DO THE RIGHT THING..? HUM… I GUESS…NOW IS THE PROPER TIME. PRAISE THE LORD..! GOD REMINDS US THAT HE IS NOT TAKING A VACATION FROM US…AND THAT MARY MOST HOLY WATCH OVER US AND LEADS US TO HER SON, AS YOU ALWAYS DID !

    FATHER LUKE

    May 5, 2008 at 3:52 pm

  2. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT IN CHAT. WE WONDERED WHY THEY WAITED SO LONG TO GIVE IT THE OK. I KNOW THERE ARE MANY FALSE APPARITIONS, BUT ALMOST 4 CENTURIES IS A VERY LONG TIME. I AM GLAD THE CHURCH DOESN’T APPROVE OF THEM FAST BUT THIS WAS VERY SLOW.

    Sheila

    May 5, 2008 at 4:27 pm

  3. Will it take centuries for the Church to finally take action on the sexual scandals? Will it take centuries to remove the two-thirds of American bishops who were complicit in covering up or moving around pervert clergy? If this is an example of “Church time”, perhaps it’s time for Rome to think about resetting her clocks.

    PLO

    May 6, 2008 at 8:32 am


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