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Somethings about Mary in September 2015

Many, many thanks to Alannah, Angela, Ann, Archie, Chris, Claudia, Daniella, David, Frank, Hannah, Isabel, Ivan, Jeanette, John, Katarina, Leena, Maria-Dolores, Marie, Mark, Martin, Michael, Oswald, Peter, Phil, Rhea, Rinaldo, Ruth, Suzanne, Teresa and Tina for giving their 'something' about Mary this month.

This statue of Our Lady of Walsingham with the child Jesus is in Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, in Covent Garden, London.

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1st September - Isabel      

"The Virgin Mary for me is all in my life."

Isabel is from Spain & gives her response in English and Spanish.

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

"My dear apostles of love, my carriers of truth, again I am calling you and gathering you around me to help me, to help all of my children who thirst for love and truth — who thirst for my Son. I am a grace from the Heavenly Father, sent to help you to live the word of my Son. Love one another. I lived your earthly life. I know that it is not always easy, but if you will love each other, you will pray with the heart, you will reach spiritual heights and the way to heaven will be opened for you. I, your mother, am waiting for you there because I am there. Be faithful to my Son and teach others faithfulness. I am with you. I will help you. I will teach you faith that you may know how to transmit it to others in the right way. I will teach you truth that you may know how to discern. I will teach you love that you may come to know what real love is. My children, my Son will make it so as to speak through your words and your actions. Thank you."

2nd September - Daniella      

"Mary helps me to pray the rosary. Beautiful lady."

Daniella is 21 and from England.

3rd September - Feast of St Gregory the Great - Oswald      

"Personally I experience Mary's protection during the ordinary events of my life and I long to pray the rosary, alone or with my fellow brothers and sisters, in order to reach heaven."

Oswald is from Goa in India.

4th September - Maria-Dolores      

"Oh, what Mary is for me? She's everything after Jesus Christ, because she's been so much help to me. She did wonders for me, she's teaching me, I love her to bits. And I offer every day to her."

Maria-Dolores is from Malta & prays the Hail Mary in Maltese.

5th September - Feast of Bl Mother Teresa of Calcutta - Hannah      

"Our Lady gave me a lot of love when I was at the age of 16 and she changed my life totally, because I always recite the rosary every single day (I was taught by my mum). I believe that she's my mother and she's the most precious gift that Jesus has given me in my life."

Hannah is from Goa in India.

6th September - Katarina      

"Our Lady, Mary, or Maria, as you say in Bosnian, she's my mother, she's my heavenly mother with extraordinary love for us. She sacrificed her only son for us and she's absolutely my guide, my love. I turn to her for just everything I need in my life and for my children."

Katarina is from Bosnia Herzegovina.

7th September - Archie      

"Our Lady, Mary, or Maria as you say in Bosnian, she's my mother, she's my heavenly mother with extraordinary love for us. She sacrificed her only son for us and she's absolutely my guide, my love. I turn to her for just everything I need in my life and for my children."

Archie is 104 & from Salisbury in England.

8th September - Our Lady's birthday - Angela      

"Our Lady means everything to me, especially as I'm born on the 8th September so I share the same birthday .. She's very special to me and I say the rosary every day, as we always did after dinner in Ireland."

Angela is from Galway in Ireland.

9th September - Jeanette      

"I love Mary."

Jeanette is from England.

10th September - Tina      

"Mary is my Mum and I love her very much."

Tina is from Nigeria.

11th September - Ray      

"Mary is very special to me. She is the reason I came into the Catholic Church. The beauty of her motherhood to Our Lord is very, very special to me."

Ray is from Florida in America.

12th September - Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary - Martin      

"I am falling in love with Mary and I'm having a love affair with her and I think she's fast becoming my best friend in heaven, beyond of course Our Lord. And actually through her I'm discovering who he is and she's carrying all my prayers to him and him to the Father. She's become the most approachable way I can actually connect through to God. This is something that has been delightful because I wasn't naturally brought up with it although I'm cradle Catholic and discovering new worlds of love and tenderness and delight."

Martin is from England.

13th September - Feast of St John Chrysostom - Alannah      

"Mary is actually my middle name. My parents thought it would be good for me and a dedication to her, so that's quite special for me."

Alannah is 14 and from England.

14th September - Feast of the Exultation of the Cross - Phil      

"Mary is the one who loves unconditionally because she is the one who schooled Our Lord. As Pope Benedict always used to say, 'We must learn at the school of Mary' - which means that if we're going to understand love, as Jesus teaches it to us and as Jesus personifies it to us, then we can do no better than to just look to Mary who teaches us to know what love is and who love is, because she it the one who shares in the love that is Jesus Christ."

Phil is from the United Kingdom.

15th September - Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows - Marie      

"The first thing that comes into my head when I think about Mary is the miracle at the wedding feast in Cana. And how she just said 'They have no wine'. She didn't make a fuss about it and she didn't get all panicky, she just said this one sort of quite bland sentence because she so knew what he was going to do. And then when you think about that, it's all linked to the Mass and the Church, that's really powerful. And, secondly, I think that's how our intentions are, when we pray to her to intercede for us .. that's what she does as a mother. She's Jesus' mother and he'll do what she asks."

Marie is from England.

16th September - Feast of St Cyprian - Ivan      

"Mary is the Mother of Christ .. so she is the person who brought our Saviour to us and I love her for that."

Ivan is 24 and from Nigeria.

17th September - Feast of St Hildegarde of Bingen - Chris      

"Mary is, as I see her, my mother. She's somebody who we pray to, somebody who we ask for help."

Chris is from England.

18th September - Ruth      

"Mary is my mother, I am her child and she leads me to Jesus."

Ruth is from Woldingham in England.

19th September - Feast of Our Lady of La Salette - Mark      

"I have my utmost trust in Mary and I am honoured in the sense that she is by my side. And I will continue to pray for her to intercede for us and take my prayers to the Lord and be that person to me that I can talk to and put my trust in, as I would my own mother. And she is my mother but most significantly she is our mother."

Mark is from West London.

20th September - Michael      

"Our Lady means a lot to me. She means everything to me."

Michael is from Ireland.

21st September - Feast of St Matthew - Peter      

"When I pray I always say three Hail Marys and one Our Father."

Peter is from Perth in Western Australia.

22nd September - Teresa      

"Of course I love Our Lady of Knock, she is our rose. But I love Our Lady so much that there's a European network for the Marian shrines of Our Lady and I am trying to get to all of those places. I have covered at least covered twelve different countries already - that's how much I love Our Lady!"

Teresa is from Ireland.

23rd September - Feast of St Pio of Pietrelcina - Leena      

"I look up to Mary a lot because she's so pure and she held the Baby Jesus in her womb. And I just love her so much because she's the mother of everyone."

Leena is 11 and from England.

24th September - Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham - Frank      

"Our Lady is my spiritual mother and I say ‘Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.'"

Frank is from the UK.

25th September - Suzanne      

"The Virgin Mary is my mother. She's everything to me.

La Vierge Marie, c'est ma mère. Elle est tout pour moi."

Suzanne is from the Ivory Coast.

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

"Dear children! Also today I am praying to the Holy Spirit to fill your hearts with a strong faith. Prayer and faith will fill your heart with love and joy and you will be a sign for those who are far from God. Little children, encourage each other to prayer with the heart, so that prayer may fulfill your life; and each day, you, little children, will be, above all, witnesses of serving God in adoration and of your neighbour in need. I am with you and intercede for all of you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

“Queridos hijos! También hoy oro al Espíritu Santo para que llene sus corazones con una fe firme. La oración y la fe llenarán su corazón de amor y de alegría, y ustedes serán una señal para aquellos que están lejos de Dios. Hijitos, exhórtense unos a otros a la oración con el corazón, para que la oración llene su vida, y ustedes, hijitos, cada día serán, sobre todo, testigos del servicio a Dios en la adoración y al prójimo en la necesidad. Yo estoy con ustedes e intercedo por todos ustedes. Gracias por haber respondido a mi llamado."

"Cari figli! Anche oggi prego lo Spirito Santo che riempia i vostri cuori con una forte fede. La preghiera e la fede riempiranno il vostro cuore con l'amore e con la gioia e voi sarete segno per coloro che sono lontani da Dio. Figlioli, esortatevi gli uni gli altri alla preghiera del cuore perchè la preghiera possa riempire la vostra vita e voi, figlioli, ogni giorno sarete soprattutto i testimoni del servizio: a Dio nell'adorazione ed al prossimo nel bisogno. Io sono con voi ed intercedo per tutti voi. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata.”

26th September - Feast of Blessed Pope Paul VI - Rinaldo      

"Mama Mary."

Rinaldo is from the Philippines.

27th September - Claudia      

"My mother."

Claudia is 31 and from Brazil; she gives her something about Maria in English and Portuguese.

28th September - Ann      

"Mary is my mother whom I love dearly and turn to in all sorts of times of need and I seek her protection for all my family and when I can't pray other things I go to Mary and try the rosary and she never, ever fails me."

Ann is from Scotland.

29th September - David      

"Our Lady is Mother of God. I rely on her to appeal to God to help me with all my sins."

David is from Scotland.

30th September - Feast of St Jerome - John      

"Mary means an awful lot to me. I consider her as my mother really and I pray to her every day."

John is from Ireland.