Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Our Lady of LaSalette

Along with being a beautiful place to view the annual Christmas lights display, LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, Mass. was always a serene, safe haven to visit when I needed to be alone or reflect and find answers. It was a nice place to look at books, prayer cards, and statues of the various saints and I could always count on having a delicious slice of French meat pie in the cafeteria.
The shrine was built in honor of Our Lady of LaSalette, an apparition of the Blessed Mother that appeared on a mountain in the small village of LaSalette, France near Grenoble. On Sept. 19, 1846, she told Melanie Calvat, 15, and Maximin Giraud, 11, to "make my message known to my people."
The Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette were founded in 1852 and is still going strong.
Our Lady of LaSalette feast day is Sept. 19.

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