Our Lady of La Salette, Reconciler of sinners, pray without ceasing for us who have recourse to thee.
OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE
Traditional Calendar: September 19
[1846 A.D.] (Historical)
On September 19, 1846, two children said they had met a "Beautiful Lady" in the mountain pastures where they were grazing their cows, above the village of La Salette. Maximin Giraud and Melanie is 11 years old Calvat 14. First seat and in tears, the "Belle Dame" gets up and speaks at length, in French and patois of "Son" while citing examples from practical life. It gives them a message by loading them to "do well to spend all his people." The clarity it is formed, which envelops all the three, has a large crucifix she wears on her chest, surrounded by a hammer and pliers. It carries on his shoulders a heavy chain and, next, roses. His head, his feet in size and are surrounded by roses. Then the "Belle Dame" climbed a steep path and disappears into the light.
After five years of rigorous investigation, the Bishop of Grenoble, Bishop Philibert de Bruillard, recognizes a command authenticity of the apparition.
– Translated from French at Basilica of Our Lady of La Salette
Prayer to Our Lady of La Salette
Remember, Our Lady of La Salette, true Mother of Sorrows, the tears which thou didst shed for me on Calvary; be mindful also of the unceasing care which thou dost exercise to screen me from the Justice of God; and consider whether thou canst now abandon thy child, for whom thou has done so much. Inspired by this consoling thought, I come to cast myself at thy feet, in spite of my infidelity and ingratitude. Reject not my prayer, O Virgin of reconciliation, convert me, obtain for me the grace to love Jesus Christ above all things and to console thee, too, by living a holy life, in order that one day I may be able to see thee in heaven. Amen.
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- The Children of La Salette
- Novena to Our Lady of La Salette
- Our Lady of La Salette Scripture Rosary
- View of La Salette
- Our Lady of La Salette Coloring Page
Two Shepherd Children once of long ago
Espied as in a Dream – all ray’d in Light
One – bowed deep in prayer – and weeping there.
"Who could the Lady be, so sad, so fair?"
They thought within themselves,
"What brings her here?"
Than at their wondering prayer – the Lady spoke!
At the sweet accents, gathering close – all rapt –
They gazed upon the tender smile of winning grace!
Who knows, but what they saw – Another’s Face
Therein reflected ! E’en the Face of God?
The Lady spoke! "None go to Mass to pray!
But spend God’s Sabbath in useless, idle way!
Blaspheme! – E’en take His Holy Name in vain!
"Fain do I pray – I stay His Arm
And ask the world shall know no harm!
Who disobey His Rule.
"My children! You your prayers must say!
One Pater, Ave, night and day!
And if the world converted be
God’s goodness it shall shortly see."
The Shepherds pondered every word
Of the Sorrowing Mother of Our Lord!
Yet knew not She was Mary Mild
Who gave us the Holy Child.
Sweet roses play’d on rainbow’d Light
As on Her gown all colors danc’d!
While on Her breast – a gold Cross gleam’d!
The Holy Sign of Christ’s Redeemed.
Yet not alone the Cross – but chains!
The Hammer and Tongs of cruel pains
Upon Our Mother’s breast they lay!
Sad tokens, on that happy day!
Then as Our Lady bid Goodbye,
And again assumed was to the sky
She said "This to my People make ye known
And bid them kneel at Mercy’s Throne."
Ferne M. Montague
Mary Immaculate: God’s Mother and Mine.
Poughkeepsie, New York: Marist Press, 1946.