Letzte Woche Montag

Maria Himmelfahrt, Neuwied-Gladbach

Ich gebe zu überrascht gewesen zu sein – nicht nur das die Kirche offen war (mittags an einem Werktag!), sondern das sogar an den Rosenkranzmonat gedacht wurde! 🙂


Vor 158 Jahren…

…erschien der hl. Bernadette an der Grotte Massabielle zum ersten Mal die Muttergottes.Rosary

„In the fourth year from the dogmatic definition of the immaculate Conception of the blessed Virgin, at the bank of the river Gave near the town of Lourdes of the diocese of Tarbes in France, the Virgin herself in a bend of the rock above the grotto of Massabiele, often shewed herself to a certain girl, called in the vernacular tongue Bernadette, indeed most poor but noble and pious, to be seen. The immaculate Virgin appeared with a young and kind appearance, clothed with a white garment and white veil, and girt with a blue girdle; she adorned her bare feet with a golden rose. On the first day of the apparition, which was the eleventh of February in the one thousand eight hundred fifty-eighth year, she taught the girl the sign of the cross to be duly and piously made, and she incited her, by her example, to the recitation of the sacred rosary, turning over with her hand the chaplet, which before was hanging down from her arm: which she supplied also in the other apparitions.“

4. Lesung der Matutin, Divino Afflatu