"...for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples." Isaiah 56:7

"O Lord,...you have been pleased to bless this house of your servant, so that it will always remain. It is you, O Lord, who blessed it, and it will be blessed forever." 1 Chr 17: 26-27

Sr. Marie De Mandat-Grancey Foundation
P.O.Box 275
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 USA

" I am not a priest and cannot bless them, but all that the heart of a mother can ask of God for her children, I ask of Him and will never cease to ask Him." ~ Sister Marie

“The grace of our Lord be with us forever.” ~ Sr. Marie

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Pilgrim's Reflection on the Feast of the Assumption

https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/pilgrims-reflection-feast-assumption

Monday, June 6, 2016

New Radio Program Interview

Please enjoy this Relevant Radio interview with Erin Von Uffel from the "MiracleHunter Show." May God bring many new friends to Sr. Marie through this hearing! May Sr. Marie's mission be realized!

http://relevantradio.streamguys.us/MH%20Archive/MH20160605-1.mp3

Monday, February 22, 2016

Giant Virgin Mary Statue to be Erected Near Her Turkish Abode

Let's pray for this! Amen.

http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2016/02/22/giant-virgin-mary-statue-to-be-erected-near-her-turkish-abode

Friday, February 19, 2016

Radio Program!

Please visit this link to enjoy a radio interview of Erin Von Uffel from Ash Wednesday on the life of Servant of God, Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey conducted by Ken Johnston for the program What the World Needs Now on the In His Sign network.

 http://inhissign.com/podcasts/KenErinVonUffel02102016.mp3

Contact us for information and to share your testimony:

The Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey Foundation
P.O. Box 275
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Short Reflection on A Guiding Star

On the Feast of the Epiphany, it is with great fondness that I remember Fr. Carl Schulte for a very precious gift and memory he has given us all.  The original title for his book on the life of Sister Marie was A Guiding Star!  Fr. Schulte, Erin and I exchanged hundreds of emails with the subject line AGS (A Guiding Star) as we assisted him in 2009 beginning around the Feast of the Annunciation until Christmas of that year as he finished up his book.  Nine months. Then the birth of the book.  Then on the Feast of the Epiphany the book was revealed to some very special people in the Church who all had marvelous things to say, much of which you find on the book jacket.  Timing is everything. 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

How One French Nun Found Mary's House

Blessed 2016. Servant of God Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey, please pray for us. Beckon all God's children to spiritually enter Mary's House in this new year to find Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Peace, and our Mother by God's grace. Mary, who desires to draw all souls to her Son, Jesus Christ, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace.

Please enjoy this article on the finding of Mary's House.

http://m.ncregister.com/site/article/how-one-french-nun-found-marys-house/#.VogFziwo7qB

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Tallest Statue of Mary in Turkey?

A Moment With Mary: an Initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth, reports:

"Cemil Seboy, candidate of the Party for Justice and Development (AKP) in the region of Izmir (Smyrna, Turkey) stated that, if he was elected in the legislative elections of June 7, 2015, he would sponsor, with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the project to build in the Selcuk district the largest statue in the world dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In statements to the local press, the candidate presented the idea as an attempt to enhance the touristic appeal of the area that is also known for the ruins of ancient Ephesus and the site of Meriem Ana Evi, the "House of the Virgin Mary", discovered in 1891 through the private revelations of the mystic Anne Catherine Emmerich.

The parliamentary candidate’s whim was inspired by the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer of Corcovado, overlooking the bay of Rio de Janeiro. The several projects presented by the candidate at meetings with potential voters also included the construction of a cable car for tourists to access the top of the hill on which the statue of Our Lady would be erected."
 
Source: Fides News Agency 05/04/2015

Current statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Dedicated by The American Society of Ephesus (George B. Quatman Foundation) on the road to the House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The 100th Anniversary! May 31st.

As we approach May 31st, the 100th Anniversary of the day our dear Servant of God, Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey left this world to be with God, please join us as we honor her memory.  Below please find the Allocution pronounced at the Funeral of Sister Marie by Archbishop Zucchetti.  Please thank God for Sister Marie, without whom we would not have the little piece of heaven on earth called Mary's House.  At every apparition site The Blessed Mother comes to us.  At Mary's House we go to her.  She invites us into her home and heart; she welcomes us and being the perfect Mother she tends to us in the most perfect way.  Sister Marie responded with a generous heart to God's call and because of her we now can visit this tiny jewel of the Church, a haven of peace in the world, where both Muslims and Christians pray side by side in peace as they honor Mary. Truly a cause for hope and joy.  Thank you Sister Marie.  Please pray for us.
 
 
Allocution Pronounced on June 1, 1915

By

Monsignor Zucchetti, Archbishop of Smyrna

At the Funeral of Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey

 

 

My Dear Daughters of Charity,

 

          In His adorable provisions, it so pleases God to take from us, one after the other, those souls most dear to our love and our veneration. 

         

It is only a filial complaint directed to His fatherly kindness, by us, who are so saddened by the departure from this world of so many people, whose presence in our midst was a token of His blessings, an appeal to His love and a comforting example of supernatural life.

 

These departures, for some time now, are succeeding one another quickly in Smyrna:  man and women servants of God, priests, as well as religious, are saying “goodbye” to us after such a great and long service rendered to the Church, to young people, as well as to the ministry of souls and to suffering humanity.

 

Today, it is the turn of the one that, by your tears, you would like to make live again, in order to see her again in her capacity as the superior of the French Hospital, of her school and of her model sewing workshop – active, energetic, generous, giving of herself and not sparing herself to help everybody, but especially the indigent and the miserable.  An abundantly provided soul with natural and supernatural talents, combining with the nobility of a great French family, the enthusiasm and resources of an inexhaustible heart, the admirable Sister Adele Louise Marie de Mandat-Grancey, during a stay in Smyrna that lasted 30 years, has been among us the type of strong woman depicted in Scripture, the true daughter of charity, providence of the poor, consolation of the afflicted, support of socially outcast and uncomplaining poor families, refuge and savior of young people exposed to worldly danger and seductions.

Monday, December 29, 2014

In lieu of flowers...

May Sr. Marie be with Beatrice Alverde who passed away on December 29, 2014, and also minister to her family and friends at this time.  Her beloved daughter, Anuca Alverde, has requested (in lieu of flowers) that donations be made to the Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey Foundation, P.O. Box 275, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724.   Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.  May Beatrice's soul, and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tune in to the Drew Mariani Show October 30 at 3:35 PM EST

Tune in to hear a live interview of Erin Von Uffel, President of the Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey Foundation, as she shares and explains all about the Cause for Sr. Marie; its mission, its history, and its exciting current event news! Follow this link:

http://tunein.com/radio/The-Drew-Mariani-Show-p47858/

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Video of Closing Ceremony

Please visit http://vimeo.com/107176179 to view a short video clip of the blessed ceremony!

Vatican Receives Sainthood Cause for Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey

http://catholickey.org/2014/09/26/vatican-receives-sainthood-cause-for-sister-marie-de-mandat-grancey/


Vatican receives sainthood cause for Sister Marie de Mandat-GranceyPosted by The Catholic Key on 2:12 pm in Catholic Key, News
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Bishop Robert W. Finn and other officials sign documents proposing the canonization of Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sept. 13. (Kevin Kelly/Key photo)
By Kevin Kelly
Catholic Key Associate Editor

KANSAS CITY — Erin von Uffel and Lorraine Fusaro are certain. So is Dr. Andrea Ambrosi and Bishop Robert W. Finn.

There is no doubt in their mind that Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey is a saint worthy of canonization or they wouldn’t have gone through years of work on her cause.

Bill Quatman is also certain. As are his fellow tribunal members Father Matthew Bartulica, Father Joseph Totton, and Patricia Montes. As are members of the Historical Commission that also put in more than three years of work on the cause: Dr. Claude Sasso, Msgr. William Caldwell, and Dr. Timothy Brennan. As are members of the Theological Commission: Scott McKellar and Dr. Matthew J. Ramage.

Certain as well are members of Sister Marie’s family who came from France Sept. 13 to witness the solemn Closing of the Diocesan Phase of the Cause for the Beatification/Canonization of Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey at Kansas City’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The family in attendance, whose ancestral branches include popes and canonized saints, included Barons Jacques and Phillipe de Mandat-Grancey, Baroness Rosario de Mandat-Grancey, and Sister Elizabeth de Mandat-Grancey.

Equally certain and also in attendance was Archbishop Emeritus Guiseppe Bernardi of Smyrna, Turkey. It was his personal request that Bishop Finn accepted for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to complete the painstaking diocesan phase for his archdiocese which is poor in resources only.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Closing Ceremony Homily as deliverd by Bishop Finn, Sept. 13, 2014


Vigil of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Holy Mass for the Closing of the Diocesan Phase of the Cause of the Beatification and Canonization of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey

September 13, 2014 – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Most Reverend Robert W. Finn
Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Your Excellency, Archbishop Bernardini
Brother Priests and Deacons
Esteemed Religious,
Particularly Members of the Vincentian Congregation and Daughters of Charity
Postulator, Members of the Tribunal, Commissioners, and other volunteers,
Family Members of Sr. Marie
Friends in Christ all,

St. Thomas Aquinas says that if we wish to become a saint, before anything else we must “will it.” God has made each of us for heaven. Heaven is our destiny, and if we indeed will it, we can trust that the Almighty Father will extend to us the grace to reach eternal life with Him.

On September 13, 1837, 177 years ago today, Adele Louise Marie de Mandat-Grancey, was born and began her earthly journey with a heavenly goal. Sensing her God given call, 13 year old Marie wrote in prayer, “Grant me, I implore, my God, a vocation to religious life. Give me the grace, O my God, to completely detach myself from the things here below and to aspire only to heaven.” She willed to go to heaven. She desired to serve God with her life and to be a saint.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Slide Show of the Closing Ceremony

Please enjoy this Slide Show of the Closing Ceremony held on September 13, 2014 in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. http://www.caulfieldphotos.com/sister_marie_closing_of_cause/slideshow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Cause goes to Rome!

Please visit us on Facebook for some lovely pictures and video footage of the big event yesterday until I can get home to post to this blog. Currently sitting at the gate in KC waiting to fly home....but already on cloud nine filled with joy! What a spectacular day and beautiful ceremony. We all felt as if we had one foot in heaven. Search Sister Marie De Mandat-Gracey on Facebook and share! Praise God. Amen and Allelulia!