June 23 – Saint Mary, Our Lady of the Cape: Patrons Saint of Quebec
Saint Mary, Our Lady of the Cape (Feast Date: June 23)
Extract from Our Lady of the Cape: “The three men swore an oath that what they had seen had truly taken place, and their statement is stored on parchment in the library of the sanctuary to this day. Pierre Lacroix’s testimony reads: “…After praying for a while, I looked up at the statue of the Blessed Virgin which was facing directly towards me. As I did so, I saw most distinctly the statue with its eyes wide open in a most natural manner. .. I examined this closely without saying anything. Then Vicar-General Desilets, leaving his place on my right, went across to Fr. Frédéric and I heard him say, ‘Do you see it?’ ‘Yes:’ he said. ‘the statue has its eyes open, hasn’t it? But can this really be true?’ I then told them that I had seen the same thing. And I make this solemn declaration believing it in conscience to be true and knowing that it has the same force and effect as if made upon oath. After the miracle of the ice bridge and the apparition of the statue, pilgrims started to converge on Cap de la Madeleine. Fr. Frédéric immediately began a mission to preach the name of the Blessed Virgin throughout the nation, and in 1902 he encouraged the diocesan bishop to install the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate to supervise the pilgrimages and to be stewards of the shrine.” See video: Our Lady of the Cape, and Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Cape.
We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Cape on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Sinkhole in Quebec (May 10, 2010) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 24 – June 6, 2010.
That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.
Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary: