May 27, May 28 – Blessed Mary Bartholomew Bagnesi: Patron Saint of Abuse Victims

Blessed Mary Bartholomew Bagnesi, Patron Saint of Abuse Victims

Blessed Mary Bartholomew Bagnesi, Patron Saint of Abuse Victims (Feast Date: May 27, May 28) Extract from Blessed Maria Bagnesi: “A happy, beautiful, under-sized, frequently neglected child, her mother often left her to the care of others, including a sister who was a Dominican nun. . . . When her father arranged a marriage for Maria, she actually fainted in horror. The thought of marriage made her so sick that she eventually became unable to walk, and was bed-ridden. Her father, a man easily swayed by quacks, crack-pots and con men, put her through 34 years of flummery and what passed for medical treatment in the 16th century. Being bed-ridden, Maria was not able to follow her sisters into the convent, but she did become a Dominican tertiary in 1544. . . . She began to have visions, and to converse with angels, devils and saints. Her neighbors thought she was possessed, but a local priest became her spiritual advisor, and reassured the locals that Marietta was not in league with the devil or being attacked by him. . . . With the priest‘s assurances, Marietta’s room became a place for area pilgrims who came to her for wisdom and peace, and for area animals, especially cats. . . . As her visions and ecstacies continued and became more constant, she became more mystical in her conversation, became focused on the glorious and sorrowful mysteries, and was seen to levitate. She came to know Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, and shared her visions with her.” See Picture of Maria Bagnesi.  See also: Blessed Mary Bartholomeo Bagnesi, Mystic (EN), Beata María Bartolomea Bagnesi (SP) Beata María Bartolomea Bagnesi, virgen (1514-1577) (SP),  Maria Bartolomea Bagnesi (IT) Beata Maria Bartolomea Bagnesi Domenicana 28 maggio (IT), Bienheureuse Marie Barthélémy (FR). VIDEO: Beata M. B. Bagnesi e S. M. Maddalena de’ Pazzi – Firenze. PRAYER to Bl. Mary Bartholomew Bagnesi.

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 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of Bl. Mary Bartholomew Bagnesi on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Human Trafficking in Mexico  (July, 2011) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: August 1 – August 14, 2011.

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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