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Devotion to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

"It is hearts that must be changed. This will be accomplished only by the Devotion proclaimed, explained, preached and recommended everywhere. Recourse to My Mother under the title I wish for her universally, is the last help I shall give before the end of time." (4)

Our Lady of Ollignies

"This picture of Our Lady of Ollignies is of a mysterious origin. It was discovered under peculiar circumstances in 1918 -- the year of the Armistice, in the Convent of the Bernardine nuns by whom Berthe Petit had been educated."(1)  For more on the history of this mysterious picture,  a larger view of this picture, and ordering information, please click here.

Words of Our Lord
    to Berthe Petit

"Teach souls to love the Heart of My Mother pierced with sorrow that transfixed My Own Heart." (Dec. 25, 1909) (1)

 "My desire flows from My love on Calvary. In giving John to My Mother as a son, I entrusted the whole world to her Sorrowful Motherhood." (1)  ...more

Sacred Hearts of 
Jesus and Mary

"The two Hearts were seen fused together surmounted by the symbolical dove of the Holy Spirit on February 7, 1910, and surmounted by luminous rays of light on the following day. The picture is a facsimile of the one drawn by Berthe Petit at the express command of Our  Lord." For more information click here.

Our Lady of Quito

By Rev. I. Duffner, M.S.C; 1955,  Imprimatur: R.A. Sundaram, Bishop of Tanjore. A Message from the Sacred Heart of Jesus in favour of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, together with a short biography of his Messenger [Berthe Petit]. Adapted from the French by Rev. Louis M. Shouriah. For online reading and ordering information, please click here.

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(1) From "The Art of Divine Love or Berthe Petit (Franciscan Tertiary, 1870-1943) " by Rev. I. Duffner, M.S.C. Adapted from the French by Rev.Louis M. Shouriah; Printed at Don Bosco Press, Tanjore; 1955.
(2) Our Lady of Ollignies GIF file courtesy of James E. McNally, Jr.
(3) From "The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary" Translated from the French by a nun of Kylemore Abbey; Prow Books, Franciscan Marytown Press; 1974.
(4) From "The Secret of the Rosary" page 8, Tan Books, 2002.
(5) From "Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary" World Apostolate of Fatima; Washington, N.J.
(6) From "Berthe Petit Apotre du Coeur douloureux et Immacule de Marie" by R. P. Colin, C.S.S.R., Nouvelles Editions Latines; Paris 1967.
(7) From "Berthe Petit und das schmerzvolle Herz Mariens" by Irmgard Hausmann; Christiana-Verlag Stein Am Rhein; printed in Switzerland, 1970.
(8) From "Novena of Confidence and Thanksgiving to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary" Franciscan Marytown Press; Revised Edition, 1989.