"...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, October 14, 2008

Great News!

Erin and I are back and we have some great news to share! While in Ephesus we got permission to have the Sr. Marie prayer cards placed and kept inside Mary's House! This is a huge step to spreading the news of Sr. Marie all over the world. Pilgrims from all continents and countries come in extraordinarily large numbers to Mary's House in Ephesus. While there I witnessed groups of pilgrims from Korea, Italy, Germany, Peru, Poland, Greece, France, and Spain. Certainly there were many more that I didn't identify as well. The Rector, Fr. Oriana, gave us permission to keep Mary's House stocked with prayer cards so that all people passing through may take a card. These pilgrims will learn about Sr. Marie, and then hopefully visit this blog and sign the petition, write letters and testimonies and share Sr. Marie's cause with their friends and families at home. It's a great gift from God indeed. Mary's House does not distribute anything else except little white candles for burning. No other written material is distributed there! And now Sr. Marie's prayer card will become part of each pilgrim's visit and prayer! We must gather many signatures so that the "vox populi" from all corners of the world will be heard loud and clear.

Because of this we have even more need of funds to keep the prayer cards in regular printing and to post them to Turkey. We'll need to print thousands and thousands of them. I trust in God to supply for this endeavor...all things are possible with God.

So...WE NEED DONATIONS MORE THAN EVER! Please make your tax deductible donation, help spread the word by contributing to the Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey Foundation, and work with Sr. Marie for peace through Our Lady of Ephesus. Find the address above.

“From here in Ephesus, a city blessed by the presence of Mary Most Holy — who we
know is loved and venerated also by Muslims - let us lift up to the Lord a
special prayer for peace between peoples.” - Pope Benedict XVI, Papal Homily
at "Mary's House" in Ephesus, Turkey, November 29, 2006

Help us to answer our Holy Father's invitation to pray for peace. Remember that in Mary's House Muslims and Christians and Orthodox pray peacefully side by side and honor Mary, Mother of God, Mother of Jesus. Her House is a symbol of Her Heart and she is calling all her children Home...Sr. Marie points the way, she holds open the door and beckons us to come in!

Sr. Marie is our intercessor!

If you know of anyone who can assist us as we begin to translate the prayer cards into many languages please contact us at sr.marie@yahoo.com

Thank you.

I'll be writing over the next few weeks with details of our trip and sharing photos of Ephesus!