Did you know that Our Blessed Mother has a feast day dedicate to her for everyday of the year? We are truly bless!
On August 3rd (which happens to be my son’s 12th birthday) is the Feast day of Our Lady of Bows.
Our Lady of Bows was a shrine in London. It is related that in the year 1071 Mary’s image there had been carried away by a storm, together with more than 600 houses. It fell uninjured with such violence that it broke into the pavement, and sunk more than 20 feet into the earth, whence it was never possible to draw it out. –Roman Catholic Saints
I found it so interesting that even bows have our Lady’s blessing on them.
Yet, I have to admit that the shrine takes its name from the unusual Norma arches, or bows which were considered a novelty, not hair-bows.
Just amuse me and let me celebrate with some hair bows!
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St. Mary-le-Bow, City of London
It’s interesting history behind the Bells of Mary , is sure worth your time.
As well, it has had a rough history. The shrine has been destroyed 5 times; in 1071, was the tornado, in 1196 there was a fire, in 1271 the tower of church collapsed, in 1666 a great fire destroyed it and later is was completely destroyed by the German’s in WWII .
The shrine was rebuilt in 1964 and what a beauty it is!!
I would love to hear music coming out that Beautiful Organ!
August The Month of Immaculate Heart of Mary
The church dedicates August to Immaculate Heart of Mary. Before Vatican II , the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was celebrated on August 22nd.
St. John Eudes is considered the father of devotion to Immaculate Heart of Mary by Pope Pius X and his feast day is August 19th.
St. John brought people to love Christ and the Virgin Mary by speaking tirelessly about their Heart,
the sign of the love God shows for us and the communion to which we are called.
He wrote an amazing book to help others increase their devotion to Heart of Mary , The Admirable Heart of Mary , where he reveals a most pure and maternal of all hearts in its corporal and spiritual pulsations, while demonstrating how this human heart was divinized by the one Divine Heart of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Here are some links of coloring pages, crafts, food, and gifts to celebrate all month-long!
Nancy over at Do Small Things with Love has a free cross stitch pattern.
Then one can light it all month-long during prayers or when saying the Novena to Immaculate Heart of Mary (a very nice kid’s print out to say this novena).
Here is Lacy’s famous tie-dy shirts from Catholic Icying craft.
You can’t go wrong with ideas from Catholic Cuisine, here are few of my favorites.
Here are some amazing gift ideas for your home, your family, or as gifts for loved ones during this month of Immaculate Heart of Mary.
These gifts come from small catholic businesses from amazing ladies. Show your support, shop SCB!
I pray that you have a blessed month of August.
May Immaculate Heart of Mary bring you love, peace, and joy into your homes!
With the God’s Merciful Love,
We are getting ready to start another school year at the end of August, so we are having our BIGGEST Sale of the Year..