8th August : Our Lady Of Kuehn

Our Lady Of Kuehn

Country : Belgium

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The crops were poor; there was much sickness, but the Virgin would not let them plead in vain.  She knew what hunger, poverty and pain was.  She would help.  Fervently, confidently, lovingly, the people gathered at Mary’s little shrine and asked their Mother for aid.

Suddenly the image smiled and a sweet voice begged them to erect a church in her honor and to build it on this spot.  Tomorrow she would show them where and how.

The shrine of Our Lady of Kuehn, near Brussels, is singular in this regard, that the Blessed Virgin, appearing to her devotees, requested that a church be built in her honor; Mary even went so far as to mark out the dimensions with a line, which today is still visible.

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