"...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

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


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:


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


Vatican receives sainthood cause for Sister Marie de Mandat-GranceyPosted by The Catholic Key on 2:12 pm in Catholic Key, News

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!

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Please visit this link to an article in The Catholic Key, Bishop's Column. Please keep this pivotal moment in your prayers. Thank you.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sister Marie Series by Dan Murr - Segments 11-20

This post contains segments 11-20 gathered in one post. Please find this post and all other segments listed singularly (including one choice of segments 1-10 gathered in one post) in the left tool bar. Thank you! Please share.

Sister Marie Series by Dan Murr - Segment 20

Sister Marie believes the Blessed Mother had selected her for this special mission. It was decided to start the excavations and more surprises were unearthed by workers and hoped to find the burial place for Mary.
As an aristocratic young lady, Sister Marie knew manners and courtesies. She was comfortable around the very wealthy, the highly educated, the finely polished and determined. Most of all, she was very compassionate with the needy and the suffering. She had observed and assisted her mother, the Countess, in the preparations for entertaining officials of church and state. She gained further lessons of etiquette at Rue du Bac for handling crowds of pilgrims from all parts of the world as well as for those dearly beloved bashful needy noble people who stood in want of compassion.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Diocese To Conclude First Phase of Sr. Marie's Cause

Please read the exciting details on Bishop Finn's blog at The Catholic Key Online! Sr. Marie, pray for us.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sister Marie Series by Dan Murr - Segment 19

At first, it seemed the purchase had been lost, but Mr. Binson’s works it out to finish it. Then the property on Nightingale Mountain is put in Sister Marie’s name and she uses her own resources to restore the area.
Now they were all waiting for completion of the lawsuit made by The Bey against his nephew. On 20 October, they learned the transactions were under way.
However, some days later when all seemed to be concluded, an obstacle appeared. Despite Mr. Binson’s coolness and ability, he thought, “We have lost.” But he regained his optimism and started the proceedings again. He paid some money and then was back in control of the situation.

Monday, July 28, 2014

123 Anniversary of the Finding of Mary's House

July 29, 1891. Mary's House in Ephesus is found.

Please join us in prayers of gratitude for the charity, perseverance, courage, and fortitude of Sr. Marie in her inspired mission 123 years ago to find, acquire, and restore Mary's House for all God's children for all time.

In Mary's House we see a sign of true hope for peace between Muslims and Christians who by the thousands each year make long journeys and pilgrimages to pray there. Each day pilgrims of both faiths pray inside Mary's House, side by side, in silence and in peace, to honor Mary. Is there any more critical and timely cause in our world today? Please take a moment of silence to spiritually enter Mary's House, bring your petitions for this troubled world to Mary's heart, and thank God for this gift of Mary's House, a model and true beacon of hope for peace in these times...and for its Foundress, Servant of God, Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey, D.C. May the peace of Mary's Heart and Home triumph over all evil through the intercession of Sister Marie.

We thank God for giving us the privilege of Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey. Through her great generosity she acquired the property at Ephesus, the home of Mary and Saint John the Evangelist. We ask God and Sister Marie to continue to bless the cornerstone given to her, "Around this cornerstone we build our faith and the powers of darkness will not prevail." We pray for God's will to be completely fulfilled through the intercession of Sister Marie. Amen.