This Article is taken from DEFÉNDE NOS IN PROÉLIO
In addition, there is excellent coverage of
The Day With Mary in Margate at MULIER FORTIS
Ave Maria !
The statue of The Blessed Virgin Mary is Crowned
at the Church of Saint Austin and Saint Gregory, Margate, Kent.
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" What else can I tell you ? You should come and experience it for yourself: Words can't begin to describe the Graces that flow from a day like this. For me, the high point was The Consecration of our Parish to The Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We are so Blessed at St Austin & St Gregory: Not only do we have a beautiful Church, a kind and holy Parish Priest, a diverse and welcoming congregation and a quiverful of Saintly Patrons (Gregory the Great, St Augustine, St Anne - Patron of the other Church in our Parish), but now we also enjoy the protection of The Immaculate.
It feels like having the best ever Spiritual security system installed. Not only was the Parish Consecrated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary, but also every individual and family present Consecrated themselves to her care."
Missa Cantata at the Church of Saint Austin and Saint Gregory,
Margate, Kent, during The Day With Mary.
Illustration: FLICKR MULIER FORTIS
My children are particularly enthusiastic — they love the Processions and the singing, as well as the beautiful medals and devotional items on which they can spend their pocket money. This year's haul included a lovely silver Miraculous Medal to (finally) replace the one my eldest daughter lost when we were burgled a couple of year ago (it's the first time she's found one that she liked enough), picture medals of Blessed Francisco & Jacinta for my younger daughter, who has a special devotion to the little Seers at Fatima, some large medals and a Crucifix for my eldest son and a glow-in-the-dark standing Crucifix for the youngest (6), who said "now I can see Jesus on The Cross when I wake up at night."
The demons must have fled in terror.
Ave Maria !
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