Monday, November 2, 2015

All Souls Day, November 2

As we begin the month of prayer for the holy souls, we ask the intercession of all the saints and of our Blessed Mother.  In 1610 Ven. Dominic of Jesus and Mary, Prepositor General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, was lead to this miraculous image, Mater Gratiae, and given this promise:"'All those who implore my protection, devoutly honoring this picture, will obtain their petitions, and will receive many graces. Moreover, I shall hearken in a special manner to the prayers that shall be addressed to me for the relief of the souls in purgatory'"  ~Joan Carroll Cruz Miraculous Images of Our Lady. Rockford: TAN, 1993.