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Somethings about Mary in August 2015

Many, many thanks to Carol, Clare, Don, Doreen, Padre Edwin, Ellie, Erica, Flory, Francesca Kestrel, Guillermo, Guy, Hilda, Jeffrey, John, Julien, Maciej, Marco, Maria Francisca, Marie, Marie-Louise, Michael, Nadege, Niele, Oliver, Padre Omar, Pablo, Romane, Fr Ronald, Salome, Samuel & Sandra for giving their 'something' about Mary this month.

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This statue of Our Lady with the Child Jesus is in the Cathedral in Lisbon, Portugal, in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Tocha.

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1st August - Feast of St Alphonsus Liguori - Guillermo      

"I once heard that whenever you want to forget about something you’ve lived or you just want to forget about, if you pray to the Virgin Mary she will help you in that. And more than twice, I've done it and successfully I forgot about several things. I have to thank the Virgin Mary for that."

Guillermo is 19 & from the Basque region in northern Spain; he gives his response in English & Basque.

Our Lady's message to Mirjana Soldo, Medjugorje, 2nd August 2015:

"Dear children, I, as a mother who loves her children, see how difficult the time in which you live is. I see your suffering, but you need to know that you are not alone. My Son is with you. He is everywhere. He is invisible, but you can see Him if you live Him. He is the light which illuminates your soul and gives you peace. He is the Church which you need to love and to always pray and fight for - but not only with words, instead with acts of love. My children, bring it about for everyone to come to know my Son, bring it about that He may be loved, because the truth is in my Son born of God - the Son of God. Do not waste time deliberating too much; you will distance yourselves from the truth. With a simple heart accept His word and live it. If you live His word, you will pray. If you live His word, you will love with a merciful love; you will love each other. The more that you will love, the farther away you will be from death. For those who will live the word of my Son and who will love, death will be life. Thank you."

2nd August - Feast of St Eusebius of Vercelli - Maciej      

"I love Mary because she is the Mother of God and she helped Jesus to come into this world and to spread the Good News."

Maciej is 11 & from Poland; he gives his response in English & Polish.

3rd August - Salome      

"I love Mary because I'm always asking her for help and I have a very hard situation right now, but I always come to her and she's always there for me. I love her because there always is a miracle."

Salome is from the Philippines.

4th August - Feast of St John Mary Vianney, le Curé d'Ars - Fr Ronald 

"Who is Mary for me? It is a simple and a very important question. Mary is first my mother. .. She is the one that I love with all my heart, with all my mind and all my feelings, all my being. And she is also my friend and, as a priest, is the one who is always with me and the one who comforts me in everything, in every moment, the one who helps me with her grace and protection. In one word, she is all."

Father Ronald is from Guatemala and gives his response in English & Spanish.

5th August - Feast of Our Lady of Snows - Pablo      

"Mary is my other mother, which means the one who protects me, the one who gives me most of the love I have in my life, the one who protects me with her blanket from my enemies. She gives me a lot of good things as well."

Pablo is 26 & from Spain; he gives his response in English & Spanish.

6th August - Solemnity of the Transfiguration - Clare      

"I think that Mary is going to bring the Light back into the world again."

Clare is from Stafford in England.

7th August - Feast of St Cajetan - Nadège      

"I’ve been to Le Puy and there’s a big walk with Mary on the top of it.

Le Puy c’est la ville où il y a le pèlerinage qui part et il y a la Vierge sur un rocher. "

Nadège is from France.

8th August - Feast of St Dominic - Francesca Kestrel      

"Mary is very protective of Jesus."

Francesca Kestrel is 8 & from England.

9th August - Feast of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross - Carol     

"Our Lady of Guadalupe is my very special version of Our Lady because she's pregnant. As I pray outside the abortion clinics, I have an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe always with us to show that the Blessed Mother was pregnant with her son Jesus and it's evident. The image is very miraculous at times and turns people's hearts."

Carol is from England.

10th August - Oliver     

"Mary is the symbol of all the mothers in life.

Marie, c’est le symbole de la mère éternelle pour moi."

Oliver is from Belgium.

11th August - Feast of St Clare of Assisi - Marie     

"La Vierge Marie me fait penser à toute mon enfance parce que ma maman était très croyante."

Marie is from Liège in Belgium.

12th August - Romane     

"Mother Mary makes me think about Liège because she protects our city and she brought us light.

La Vierge Marie me fait penser à notre ville parce qu’elle la protège et elle la porte la lumière. "

Romane is 12 & from Liège in Belgium.

13th August - Erica     

"I hope that Mary will help me to give my love and my light to other people in the world. 

Spero che la Madonna mi aiuti a portare il mio amore e la mia luce a tutte le persone del mondo."

Erica is 25 & from Italy.

14th August - Feast of St Maximilian Kolbe - Marco     

"I hope to build a family with love and I invoke the help of holy Mary.

Spero che Gesù e la Madonna mi aiutino a costruire una famiglia. "

Marco is 31 & from Italy.

15th August - Solemnity of the Assumption - John     

"My birthday is on 15th August, Assumption Day, and I pray the rosary every morning and every evening."

John is from England.

16th August - Julien     

"15th August is a feast day [the Assumption] and there's a great party in Liège.

Le 15 août [l'Assomption] , c'est une grande fête en Belgique.

Julien is 17 & from Belgium

17th August - Feast of Our Lady of Knock - Doreen     

"I really, truly pray to Mary so often."

Doreen is from Ireland.

18th August - Jeffrey     

"To me Mary is a source of succour, someone that I can put my confidence in, someone that I can pray to, not just when I need things but when I need to talk."

Jeffrey is originally from India & now lives in London.

19th August - Niele     

"I love Mary very much because she is the Theotokos, which is the Mother of God."

Niele is from the Philippines.

20th August - Feast of St Bernard of Clairvaux - Maria Francisca     

"The love that I have for my mother is nothing compared to the love that I have for Mother Mary. She has been my source of inspiration, she still is and she still will be. And I always go to her in times of my need, in times of trouble, and she has been with me through my good times,  my bad times, my ugly times. She hasn't forsaken me and I will love her till I breathe my last."

Maria Francisca is from Goa in India.

21st August - Feast of St Pius X - Sandra      

"I always talk to Mother Mary as like my mum. I tell her all ... not only my problems, I always thank her. I really believe her, I feel her with all my heart."

Sandra is from the Philippines.

22nd August - Feast of the Coronation of Our Lady - Michael      

"Mary is the Queen of my heart and she has not failed me yet."

Michael is from England.

23rd August - Feast of St Rose of Lima - Guy      

"Mary is the person I go to when I need some help or just comforting in my life."

Guy is 25 and from London.

24th August - Feast of St Bartholomew - Marie-Louise      

"Our family has stayed strong and Our Lady has kept her promises, she has really looked after us."

Marie-Louise is 25 and from England.

Our Lady of Medjugorje's message to Marija Pavlović, 25 August 2015:

"Dear children! Also today I am calling you to be prayer. May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all. I am with you and I am leading you to my Son, but you must say your ‘yes’ in the freedom of children of God. I intercede for you and I love you, little children, with an endless love. Thank you for having responded to my call."

“Queridos hijos! También hoy los invito a que sean oración. Que la oración sea para ustedes las alas para el encuentro con Dios. El mundo se encuentra en un momento de prueba porque ha olvidado y ha abandonado a Dios. Por eso, hijitos, sean aquellos que buscan y aman a Dios sobre todas las cosas. Yo estoy con ustedes y los guio hacia mi Hijo, pero ustedes tienen que dar su sí en la libertad de los hijos de Dios. Intercedo por ustedes, hijitos, y los amo con un amor infinito. Gracias por haber respondido a mi llamado."

"Cari figli! Anche oggi vi invito: siate preghiera. La preghiera sia per voi le ali per l’incontro con Dio. Il mondo si trova in un momento di prova, perché ha dimenticato e abbandonato Dio. Per questo, figlioli, siate quelli che cercano e amano Dio al di sopra di tutto. Io sono con voi e vi guido a mio Figlio, ma voi dovete dire il vostro “SI” nella libertà dei figli di Dio. Intercedo per voi e vi amo, figlioli, con amore infinito. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata.”

25th August - Hilda      

"It brought something straight to my heart to know that the Virgin Mary, wherever we are - whether we're in Medjugorje or St John's Wood or India - she is our mother and she is there to guide us and to love us through and help us."

Hilda is from St John's Wood in London.

26th August - Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa - Samuel      

"I love Our Lady and go everywhere she is I can find her. Recently I was in Medjugorje. So I really love her."

Samuel is from Uganda & gives his response in English & Swahili.

27th August - Father Omar      


Padre Omar is 34 & from Colombia. He gives his something about Maria in Spanish.

28th August - Feast of St Augustine - Father Edwin      

"Madre de Dios."

Padre Edwin is from Venezuela & gives his something about Maria in Spanish.

29th August - Feast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist - Flory      

"Mother Mary is like a mother to me - whatever you ask, she just gives as a mother."

Flory is from India.

30th August - Feast of St Margaret Clitherow - Ellie      

"Mary is my mother."

Ellie is from England.

31st August - Don      

"If more mothers were like Mary, there'd be a better world."

Don is from Georgia in the USA.