Thursday, February 12, 2009

St Buonfiglio...

Today we honor this Saint, one of seven founders of the Sevants of Mary aka: Servites.

And the origin of the black scapular came to the Servites, which I never even knew about until now. Another treasure of our glorious Catholic faith!

h/t Sanctus Belle for these Four Favors:

Four Special Favors
The graces promised by Our Lord to those who venerate His Holy Mother's sorrows are very great. St. Alphonsus Liguouri states in the Glories of Mary that it was revealed to St. Elizabeth of Hungary that some years following the assumption of Mary,
St. John the Evangelist missed the mother Jesus had given to him upon the cross and was "seized with an ardent desire to see her again."

This grace was granted to St. John, and Lo - Mary appeared to him with Jesus. Mary then was heard to ask her Divine Son for special graces for those who meditated upon her sorrows. Our Lord promised these four favors:
  1. Those who invoke the Heavenly Mother though her sorrows will obtain true sorrow for their sins before death.
  2. Our Saviour will protect them in their tribulations, especially at the hour of death.
  3. He will impress upon them a memory of His Passion, and will reward them for it in Heaven.

  4. He will commit such devout servants to the hands of Mary, that she may dispose of them according to her pleasure, and obtain for them all the graces she desires

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