October 12 – St. Mary, the Lady Who Appeared (Our Lady Aparecida): Patron Saint of Brazil

Saint Mary, the Lady Who Appeared (Our Lady Aparecida): Patron Saint of Brazil (Feast Date October 12)

Extract from Our Lady of Aparecida (Nossa Senhora Aparecida Patroness of Brazil: “The people of Guarantinqueta decided to hold a great feast to honor the Count, and a lot of fish would be needed.  Among the fishermen were three men who always prayed to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception — Domingos Garcia, Joco Alves, and Felipe Pedroso. Before going out to fish, they asked God to help then in this difficult task, to find enough fish at this time when no fish were available. Felipe knelt and prayed, along with his companions, “Mother of God and our Mother, we need to find fish!” After many hours of catching nothing, the fishermen were very depressed. Joco cast his net once more near the Port of Itaguagu, but instead of fish, he hauled in the body of a statue. The three cast their net again, and brought up the statue’s head. After cleaning the statue they found that it was Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Naming their find Our Lady Aparecida, they wrapped it in cloth and continued to fish; now their nets were full. They very carefully washed the statue and saw that it was Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. They wrapped her in some cloths and continued to fish. Domingo commented, ‘We worked all night and have found no fish!’ Felipe had a proposition: ‘Let’s continue to fish with faith in the Virgin Aparecida (who appeared).’ From this moment on, the net became very full with fish. This was the first miracle of Our Lady of Aparecida.”  See Picture of the Lady Who Appeared.

Saint Mary, the Lady Who Appeared (Our Lady Aparecida) (Patron Saint of Brazil) (Feast Date: October 12)

Extract from Our Lady of Aparecida – Patroness of Brazil: “In October of 1717, Dom Pedro de Almedida, travelled from Sao Paulo to Minas Gerais. During his journey, he passed through a small city in the Paraiba river valley called Guaratinqueta. During his time there, the local people had decided to put together a great party that would require an incredible number of fish. Gathered together were three fishermen who had a special devotion to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Prior to fishing, all three men plead to God that they would be blessed with more than enough fish. At that time, one of the men named Felipe Pedroso got on his knees swiftly and prayed saying, ‘Mother of God and our Mother; we need to find fish!’ Lone and behold, after not being able to find anything for hours, they cast their net out for a final time near the Port of Itaguagu. To their amazement, they hauled in the body of a statue, as well as the statue’s head. After cleaning the statue, they discovered that it was Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. They named the statue Our Lady of Aparecida. They wrapped a statue they found in cloth and continued to fish. All of a sudden, through the grace of God, their nets were full.” See PICTURE of Our Lady Aparecida. See also: Our Lady of Aparecida (Multilingual), Nuestra señora de Aparecida (SP), Nostra Signora di Aparecida (IT), Notre-Dame d’Aparecida (FR), Matka Boża z Aparecida (POL), Aparição de Nossa Senhora Aparecida (POR). VIDEO: 12 DE OCT.- NUESTRA SEÑORA DE APARECIDA PATRONA DEL BRASIL. PRAYER to OUR LADY OF APARECIDA.

 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, the Lady Who Appeared (Our Lady Aparecida) on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Flooding in Brazil (May, 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 21 – June 3, 2012.

Flooding-Broken Dam in Brazil (January, 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 16 – January 29, 2012.

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.

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