April 27 – OUR LADY OF MONTSERRAT


April 27 Our Lady of Montserrat Our Lady is venerated under the invocation of the Virgin of Montserrat or “Rosa d’abril” – because of the Virolai hymn sung to her – at the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery in the Montserrat mountain in Catalonia, Spain. It is one of the black Madonnas of Europe, hence…

Nov. 27: OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL. Short history and prayer


Nov. 27 OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL. Short history and prayer SHORT HISTORY In 1830 in France, St. Catherine Laboure was visited by the Blessed Virgin Mary three times.  During the second apparition, St. Catherine saw our Lady standing on a globe with rays of light streaming from her hands and the words, “O…