Mary’s many visits

Friends in Christ. today after Mass we will pray the 1st Saturday devotions; these devotions were given to us by Mary when she appeared at Fatima.
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The blessed Virgin has been appearing a lot in modern times; many unofficial appearances reported – many – as well as recognized ones, such as at Laus, Fatima, Lourdes, La Salette, Knock, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Good Help, and many others.
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But this is actually not a new phenomenon. Mary has been with us since day one. She appeared to the Apostle James in Spain in the year 40, Our Lady of the Pillar. Mary appeared to John the Wonderworker in the 3rd century, and there are many other reports of Our Lady’s appearances to her spiritual children through the centuries.
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St. Gregory the Great – a very reliable source – tells us about a little girl named Musa. Musa was very devout to the Blessed Virgin, but she was starting to associate with bad friends, and her soul was in danger. One night, Musa had a vision in which the holy Mother of God appeared to her with many young girls of her own age dressed in white. Mary asked Musa if she wanted to join them, and she answered that she really did! Mary asked her to stop being involved with those bad friends, because in a month she will come to be with her.
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After this incident, Musa was a changed girl, to the surprise of her parents. She seemed more mature and sincere; when they asked her about this change, she explained how the Mother of God had appeared to her and asked her to enter her service, naming also the day on which she was to come back.
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25 days after the apparition, Musa became sick with fever. On the 30th day, when she was about to die, she saw Mary again, and the beautiful girls with her. The Mother of God called her, and here St. Gregory tells us: ‘Musa answered in a clear voice: ‘Here I am, Lady, I come! Here I am, Lady, I come!’ In the same breath she delivered up her spirit and left.’
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The Blessed Virgin has been with us all through the centuries, and also with each of us through our life if we ask her. We should ask her, and then she will call us at the end, and bring us to Jesus.

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