St. Catherine Laboure, Virgin

St. Catherine Laboure was born on May 2, 1806. At an early age she entered the community of the Daughters of Charity, in Paris, France. Three times in 1830 the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Laboure, who then was a 24-years-old novice.

On July 1á, the first apparition occurred in the community’s motherhouse. St. Catherine beheld a Lady seated on the left side of the sanctuary. When St. Catherine approached her, the heavenly visitor told her how to act in time of trial and pointed to the altar as the source of all consolation. Promising to entrust St. Catherine with a mission that would cause her great suffering, the Lady also predicted the anticlerical revolt that occurred at Paris in 1870.

On November 27, the Lady showed St. Catherine the medal of the Immaculate Conception, now universally known as “The Miraculous Medal.” She commissioned St. Catherine to have one made, and to spread devotion to this medal.

At that time, only the Saint’s spiritual director, Father Aladel, St. Catherine spoke fully of the apparitions to one of her superiors. She died on December 31, 1876, and was canonized on July 27, 1947, by Pope Pius XII.

PRAYER: O Lord Jesus Christ, You were pleased to gladden the holy Virgin Catherine by the wonderful apparition of your Immaculate Mother. Grant that we may follow the example of the same Saint in honoring Your most holy Mother with filial devotion and obtain the joy of eternal life. Amen.
 
We Remember
January
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
1Sister M. Leona Eberhardt 2004
3Sister Rosemary Horvath 2021
4Sister M. Gaudentia Komlo 1955
6Sister M. Natalia Suszter 2008
14Sister Mary Louise Sziszak 2001
15Sister M. Constance Scheinhardt 1963
15Sister M. Edith Nemeth 2013
18Sister M. Evangelist Sziszak 1985
22Sister M. Ambrose Koleszar 1983
28Sister M. Laurentia Varga 2008

Mass Schedule:
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8:00 AMSaturday:
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Holy Hour - Adoration:
Thursday before First Friday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM