(Feb) 14. Our Lady of Bourburg, in Flanders. It is said that this image having been struck by an impious man, A.D. 1383, the sacrilegious offender fell dead on the spot.
(Bzovius, ex Archiv. eccles. Burburg.)
(Picture): A Holy Image of The Immaculate Heart of Mary (Fatima)
Note: One of the specific reasons why Our Blessed Lord instructed Sister Lucy of Fatima, to tell good Catholics to make reparations (for the sins of others, against the Immaculate
Heart of Mary ), was for:
"The offenses of those who outrage Her directly in Her holy images."
May 29, 1930 A.D.:
Sr. Lucy of Fatima wrote: "When
I was in the chapel with Our Lord part of the night of May 29-30, 1930, I suddenly felt myself more intimately possessed by the Divine Presence and, if I am not mistaken, this is what was revealed to me":
(Our Lord): "My daughter, the reason is simple. There are five types of offenses and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
- 1. Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
- 2. Blasphemies against Her Virginity.
- 3. Blasphemies against Her Divine Maternity, in refusing at the same time to recognize Her as the Mother of men.
- 4. The blasphemies of
those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred of this Immaculate Mother.
- 5. The offenses of those
who outrage Her directly in Her holy images.
Here, My daughter, is the reason why the Immaculate Heart of Mary inspired Me to ask for this little act of reparation."
The Seven Sorrows Devotion
Overview of 17th c. Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the B.V.M.
Source: "Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin, With the Foundations and Churches Dedicated to Her", from Abbé
Orsini's work, "Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God", Imprimatur 1858 A.D.