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OUR LADY OF GRACE COMMUNITY

 

                                                                                               

Our Lady of Graces or St Mary of Graces (Italian: Santa Maria delle Grazie) is a devotion to the Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic Church. Churches with this dedication often owe their foundation to thankfulness for graces received from the Virgin Mary, and are particularly numerous in Italy, India, Australia, United States, France and the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.

Patronage : Our Lady of Graces is the patron saint of the diocese of Faenza. According to a legend, in 1412, Mary appeared to a local woman. Mary was holding broken arrows symbolizing protection against god's wrath and promised an end to the plague. Faenza Cathedral has a chapel dedicated to Our Lady, while residents often place ceramic titles with the image on their homes.

Among the many miraculous images of the Mother of God through which she deigns to grant her favors, there is one in the monastery church of the Carmelites in Vienna, entitled the Mother of Grace, or Our Lady of Grace, also known also as Our Lady of the Bowed Head.

In 1610 a Carmelite, Dominic of Jesus-Mary, found among the votaries of an old altar in the monastery church of Maria della Scala in Rome, and oil painting of the Mother of God, dust-covered and somewhat torn, which grieved him. Taking it into his hands, he shook the dust off it, and kneeling down venerated it with great devotion. He had the picture renovated and placed it on the shelf in his cell, where he made it the object of his love and supplications in favor of those who came to him in their necessities and afflictions.

One night while he was praying fervently before the picture, he noticed that some dust had settled on it. Having nothing but his course woolen handkerchief he dusted it with that and apologized,

“O pure and holiest Virgin, nothing in the whole world is worthy of touching your holy face, but since I have nothing but this coarse handkerchief, deign to accept my good will.”

To his great surprise, the face of the Mother of God appeared to take on life, and smiling sweetly at him, she bowed her head, which thereafter remained inclined.

OUR LADY OF GRACE COMMUNITY FAMILY LIST
SR. NO. ID NAME
1 21-0139 Frazier Fernandes
2 21-0303 John Gonsalves
3 21-0301 Stella Raymond
4 21-0317 Clive Cowan
5 21-0306 Steven Sequeira
6 21-0134 Alwyn Noronha
7 21-0586 Henry Dantis
8 21-0879 Benedetta Patrau
9 21-0125 Henry Dsa
10 21-0127 Norbert Noronha
11 21-0682 Joseph Sayar Lobo
12 21-0136 Alice D'almeida
13 21-0216 Richard D'Lima
14 21-0766 Selwyn Pinto
15 21-0373 Rita Fernandes
16 21-0132 Francis B Fernandes
17 21-0201 Joaquim D'Costa
18 21-0128 Sandra Ryder
19 21-0634 Peter Tawde
20 21-0129 Gerald D'Souza
21 21-0130 Aloma Cowan
22 21-0135 James E Gonsalves
23 21-0138 D Julie
24 21-0670 Agnel D'silva
25 21-0873 Santrea Kambli
26 21-0384 Constancio Reveredo
27 21-0549 Stevan Serrao
28 21-0652 Peter Doraiswamy
29 21-0821 Josphine Pereira
30 NA Edward Kushero
31 21-0854 Michelle Fiahlo
32 21-0898 Thitaviyam Nadar
33 21-0777 Sebi Anthony Pulikokan
34 21-0555 Domnic Fernandes

 

 
     
 
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