Our Lady of Laus
Refuge of Sinners

Our Lady of Laus - The Many Faces of Mary

Home PageSearchBooksDVDsCheckout

Bookmark and Share  Subscribe to Bob and Penny Lord's Blog

Special Offer
Many Faces of Mary Book
plus
Our Lady of Laus
 DVD
for $26.95

Free Catalog

 

Our Lady of Laus
Refuge of Sinners

First Apparition approved in the 21st Century


 

Benedicta Rencurel was born on September 16, 1647 in Saint-Étienne d'Avançon (in the southern French Alps), and suffered the death of her father when she was 7 years-old. She never learned to read or write and her only education came from the homilies at Sunday Mass.

One day in May of 1664, Benedicta was caring for the animals of some neighbors and praying the rosary when she saw a dazzling lady standing on a rock, holding a beautiful child in her arms. “Beautiful Lady!” she exclaimed. “What are you doing up there? Do you want to eat with me? I have some good bread which we can soften up at the fountain.” The girl’s simplicity brought a smile to the Lady’s face, but she said nothing. “Beautiful Lady! Could you give us that child? He would make us so happy.” The Lady smiled again without responding. After remaining a few minutes with Benedicta, she took the child in her arms and disappeared into a cave.

Bob and Penny traveled to Laus, France to capture this latest approved Apparition.


 

 

 

 

ISBN 1-58002-800-4     $19.95 Our prices explained

English DVD $19.95 click below

 

View short clip from this dvd click here

 

 

 


 

 

Minibook now available $4.95
20 pages - color photos - companion to dvd

English  click below to order

 

 

 

 

Our Lady of Laus, France

On Sunday during a Mass celebrated in the town of Laus in the French Alps, Bishop Jean-Michel de Falco of Gap, accompanied by numerous cardinals and archbishops from around the world, announced the official approval of the Church of the Marian apparitions to Benôite (Benedicta) Rencurel between 1664 and 1718.

During the Mass, attended by Roman Curia officials including Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, Bishop de Falco noted these are the first Marian apparitions to be approved in the 21st century by the Vatican and the Church in France. He called it the most singular event to take place in France since the apparitions of Lourdes in 1862.

“I recognize the supernatural origin of the apparitions and the events and words experienced and narrated by Benedicta Rencurel. I encourage all of the faithful to come and pray and seek spiritual renewal at this shrine,” the bishop said.

“Nobody is obliged to believe in apparitions,” he continued, “even in those officially recognized, but if they help us in our faith and our daily lives, why should we reject them?” he asked. Bishop de Falco’s comment was apparently aimed at the French Communist Party, which last week described the announcement of the ceremony as “a marketing ploy of the Church” and denounced the presence of French government officials at the ceremony as a “violation of the separation of church and state.”

The shrine of Our Lady of Laus attracts some 120,000 pilgrims each year. The Catholic philosopher Jean Guitton called it “one of the most hidden and powerful shrines of Europe.”

Our Lady’s message

Benedicta Rencurel was born on September 16, 1647 in Saint-Étienne d'Avançon (in the southern French Alps), and suffered the death of her father when she was 7 years-old. She never learned to read or write and her only education came from the homilies at Sunday Mass.

One day in May of 1664, Benedicta was caring for the animals of some neighbors and praying the rosary when she saw a dazzling lady standing on a rock, holding a beautiful child in her arms. “Beautiful Lady!” she exclaimed. “What are you doing up there? Do you want to eat with me? I have some good bread which we can soften up at the fountain.” The girl’s simplicity brought a smile to the Lady’s face, but she said nothing. “Beautiful Lady! Could you give us that child? He would make us so happy.” The Lady smiled again without responding. After remaining a few minutes with Benedicta, she took the child in her arms and disappeared into a cave.

For four months, the Lady appeared to Benedicta every day, talking to her and preparing her for her future mission. Benedicta told the woman who owned the flock that she cared for about the visions, but she did not believe her. One day, however, the woman secretly followed her to the Fours valley. She didn’t see the vision, but she did hear Mary’s voice, who told Benedicta to warn her that her soul was in danger. “She has something on her conscience,” Mary said. “Tell her to do penance.” The woman was deeply moved by the message, returned to the sacraments and lived piously for the rest of her days.

On August 29, Benedicta asked the Lady what her name was. She replied, “My name is Mary.”

During the winter of 1664-1665, Benedicta went up to Laus frequently, each time receiving a vision of the Blessed Mother, who told her to “pray continuously for sinners.” News of the apparitions spread throughout the entire region.

On September 18, 1665, when Benedicta was 18 years old, the apparitions were officially recognized by the diocese and that fall, construction began on a small church to receive the hundreds of pilgrims coming to visit.

Mary revealed herself in Laus as the reconciler and refuge of sinners, and therefore she offered signs to convince them of the need to repent. She told Benedicta that the oil from the sanctuary lamp would work miracles with the infirm if they received the anointing with faith in her intercession.

Benedicta took the mission she received from Mary seriously and dedicated herself to preparing sinners to receive the sacrament of Penance. She encouraged the two priests at the shrine to receive penitents with charity and kindness in order to help them convert.

Mary asked Benedicta to admonish women and girls about living lives of scandal, especially those who commit abortion, the unjust wealthy and the perverse. She also encouraged priests and religious to be faithful to their vows.

Between 1669 and 1679, Benedicta received five visions of the suffering Christ. On a Friday in July of 1673, the suffering Jesus told her: “My daughter, I show myself in this state so that you can participate in my Passion.” After more than two decades of suffering and continual apparitions of the Blessed Mother, Benedicta received Communion on Christmas Day 1718. Three days later she made a confession, received the last rites and around 8p.m. said goodbye to those around her. Benedicts then kissed a crucifix and passed away peacefully.

On Sunday during a Mass celebrated in the town of Laus in the French Alps, Bishop Jean-Michel de Falco of Gap, accompanied by numerous cardinals and archbishops from around the world, announced the official approval of the Church of the Marian apparitions to Benôite (Benedicta) Rencurel between 1664 and 1718.

During the Mass, attended by Roman Curia officials including Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, Bishop de Falco noted these are the first Marian apparitions to be approved in the 21st century by the Vatican and the Church in France. He called it the most singular event to take place in France since the apparitions of Lourdes in 1862.

“I recognize the supernatural origin of the apparitions and the events and words experienced and narrated by Benedicta Rencurel. I encourage all of the faithful to come and pray and seek spiritual renewal at this shrine,” the bishop said.

“Nobody is obliged to believe in apparitions,” he continued, “even in those officially recognized, but if they help us in our faith and our daily lives, why should we reject them?” he asked. Bishop de Falco’s comment was apparently aimed at the French Communist Party, which last week described the announcement of the ceremony as “a marketing ploy of the Church” and denounced the presence of French government officials at the ceremony as a “violation of the separation of church and state.”

The shrine of Our Lady of Laus attracts some 120,000 pilgrims each year. The Catholic philosopher Jean Guitton called it “one of the most hidden and powerful shrines of Europe.”

Our Lady’s message

Benedicta Rencurel was born on September 16, 1647 in Saint-Étienne d'Avançon (in the southern French Alps), and suffered the death of her father when she was 7 years-old. She never learned to read or write and her only education came from the homilies at Sunday Mass.

One day in May of 1664, Benedicta was caring for the animals of some neighbors and praying the rosary when she saw a dazzling lady standing on a rock, holding a beautiful child in her arms. “Beautiful Lady!” she exclaimed. “What are you doing up there? Do you want to eat with me? I have some good bread which we can soften up at the fountain.” The girl’s simplicity brought a smile to the Lady’s face, but she said nothing. “Beautiful Lady! Could you give us that child? He would make us so happy.” The Lady smiled again without responding. After remaining a few minutes with Benedicta, she took the child in her arms and disappeared into a cave.

For four months, the Lady appeared to Benedicta every day, talking to her and preparing her for her future mission. Benedicta told the woman who owned the flock that she cared for about the visions, but she did not believe her. One day, however, the woman secretly followed her to the Fours valley. She didn’t see the vision, but she did hear Mary’s voice, who told Benedicta to warn her that her soul was in danger. “She has something on her conscience,” Mary said. “Tell her to do penance.” The woman was deeply moved by the message, returned to the sacraments and lived piously for the rest of her days.

On August 29, Benedicta asked the Lady what her name was. She replied, “My name is Mary.”

During the winter of 1664-1665, Benedicta went up to Laus frequently, each time receiving a vision of the Blessed Mother, who told her to “pray continuously for sinners.” News of the apparitions spread throughout the entire region.

On September 18, 1665, when Benedicta was 18 years old, the apparitions were officially recognized by the diocese and that fall, construction began on a small church to receive the hundreds of pilgrims coming to visit.

Mary revealed herself in Laus as the reconciler and refuge of sinners, and therefore she offered signs to convince them of the need to repent. She told Benedicta that the oil from the sanctuary lamp would work miracles with the infirm if they received the anointing with faith in her intercession.

Benedicta took the mission she received from Mary seriously and dedicated herself to preparing sinners to receive the sacrament of Penance. She encouraged the two priests at the shrine to receive penitents with charity and kindness in order to help them convert.

Mary asked Benedicta to admonish women and girls about living lives of scandal, especially those who commit abortion, the unjust wealthy and the perverse. She also encouraged priests and religious to be faithful to their vows.

Between 1669 and 1679, Benedicta received five visions of the suffering Christ. On a Friday in July of 1673, the suffering Jesus told her: “My daughter, I show myself in this state so that you can participate in my Passion.” After more than two decades of suffering and continual apparitions of the Blessed Mother, Benedicta received Communion on Christmas Day 1718. Three days later she made a confession, received the last rites and around 8p.m. said goodbye to those around her. Benedicts then kissed a crucifix and passed away peacefully.

.-

CatholicVirtualMall.com - 40 Catholic Stores in one convenient location

Classic Catholic Authors Crucifixes Gifts Patron Saints Medals
Rosaries Statues Monastery Gifts   Search

 


 

 

 The Many Faces of Mary


DVDs and videos
our classic series
 




Click your choice on the left to display the information or scroll down

Related Books: 
The Many Faces of Mary, Book I
The Many Faces of Mary, Book II
The Rosary, The Life of Jesus and Mary
Heavenly Army of Angels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVDs/Videos on Many Faces of Mary - Marian Apparitions
These videos were taken from Bob and Penny Lord’s book, "The Many Faces of Mary, a love story."
Track Mother Mary’s apparitions from the 16th century until today, how every one of her apparitions were for a specific purpose.
In times of crisis, we turn to our Mother and she always answers us.
Show these videos to your family and friends.
  The world needs Mother Mary

Introductory Offer

All 18 DVDs
Many Faces of Mary 
Listed below - Normal Retail $360.00

Get all 18 for $250 - SAVE 30%
Click Icon Below

To View short clips on some of these programs click here

En Espanol Oprima (Click) Aqui

Related Books:

The Many Faces of Mary, Book I
The Many Faces of Mary, Book II
The Rosary, The Life of Jesus and Mary
Heavenly Army of Angels
Click on left or Scroll down to view information

Dear Bob and Penny:

I never have expressed my love for people who go out of their way to bring Our Lord and His most holy Mother to so many people.
Bob and Penny, you both outdid the book on, “The Many Faces of Mary, Book II.”  I started to read this book on Saturday, October 18 and finished it on Wednesday, October 22.  I just did not put it down.  The more I read, the more I fell in love with Mary, the Mother of God.  In reading about Our Lady of Loreto, I remembered I had read that the Holy House of Loreto where Mary and Joseph raised the infant Jesus, was the very house in which Mary herself was raised.  Her parents Anna and Joachim had given the house to Mary.
M. A.                                                                    Port Clinton, OH

 

 

The Many Faces of Mary - Book II
the love story continue
s

Our first book on Our Lady, The Many Faces of Mary, Book I, a love story, has been a best seller since we first published it in 1987. There is such a hunger to hear of Mary and how She helps us in miraculous ways, how She helps to mold and change history.

In this new book, The Many Faces of Mary, Book II, the love story continues...,we have an urgency to bring you Her most powerful messages. In this century, She has given us prophecies of things which have come about, as well as warnings about things that may happen in the future. She tells us that through prayer and the Rosary, the tide can turn on calamity. Justice and Peace can triumph. All of Her messages come down to that one command She gave us in Holy Scripture, "Do whatever He tells you!"

Come with us on this journey; join Mother Mary and us as we walk hand-in-hand with Her in Her apparitions, at Her shrines, Go to Jesus through Mary. the love story continues.....

Our Lady of Akita
The Lady of All Nations
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Our Lady of Cap de Madeleine
Our Lady of Czestochowa
Our Lady of Pompeii
Our Lady of Ocotlan
San Juan de Los Lagos
Our Lady of Loreto
Our Lady of Siracusa
Our Lady of Siluva
Our Lady of Altotting
Our Lady of Macerata
Our Lady of the Gate (Vilnius)

and many, many more....

Code BM2 256 Pages Many Photos Paperback

ISBN 1-58002-175-1   $17.95

English

 

 

Reader comments: Dear Bob and Penny:
I just purchased the book, “The Many Faces of Mary, a love story.” I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this book. I checked it out at the library and I had to order my own copy.  I want to read it over and over again. I want to keep it for my family and friends to read.
I found out about the book on our awesome Catholic station, EWTN.  I’m hooked on this television network.
I consider you and all the wonderful people on EWTN my teachers.  Since the Passion of the Christ movie I am yearning to learn as much as I can.
I will buy all your books.  They are such good and easy readings.  My relationship with our Blessed Mother is so much closer than ever before because of your book.
May God Bless you always and keep up the good work. 
Thanks for being two of my teachers.
C. B.                                                                         Longmont, CO

 

The Many Faces of Mary Book I
a Love Story

One of the ways our Lady has shown her love for us has been through her visits to our planet, in the form of Apparitions.  Read how every one of of her apparitions was for a specific purpose, not for an individual, but for a nation, and sometimes the world.
The excitement builds as the drama unfolds. She saved America from annihilation at Guadalupe. Listen to the powerful warning of Fatima, to the little shepherds, and the way the world has reacted to it.  Discover hose she prepared us so gently, and lovingly, for World War II by her apparitions in Beauraing and Banneux.  Learn hose Jesus, through Mary, has changed the course of world history.  Journey in Faith with us to Lourdes, shrine of hope, of faith, of love and of healing.


Track Mother Mary's Apparitions from the 16th century.
Read how every one of her Apparitions was for a specific purpose.


Readers comments: "You need a box of tissues when you read it."
"I couldn't put it down. I finished it in a day, then began again."
"As a convert, I never knew Mary. I've met her in a special way. I'll never let her go."
"You make Mother Mary touchable, someone I can turn to."

Track Mother Mary's Approved Apparitions from the 16th through the 20th century.
Read how every one of her Apparitions was for a specific purpose.
Mary’s back, and She’s stronger than ever
Read Bob’s chapter
- Mary, my first love
Guadalupe, 1531 - Mary saves America from annihilation.
Paris, 1830 - Mary gives us the Miraculous Medal.
La Salette, 1846 - Our Lady never ceased weeping.
Lourdes, 1858 - Affirms dogma of Immaculate Conception.
Pontmain, 1871 - Mary appears and ends war in Europe.
Knock, 1879 - Her message more crucial now than ever.
Fatima, 1917 - Mary prophesies World Wars.
Beauraing, 1932 - Mary prepares us for WWII.
Banneux, 1933 - She said
"Whole nations will be annihilated."
And so much more.

Code BM            
ISBN 0-926143-07-7  

$13.95,  242 Pages,  Paperback,  37 Photos

 

For Spanish Version click below
$13.95,  242 Pages,  Paperback,  37 Photos

 

The Rosary 
The Life of Jesus and Mary

Readers Comments: "I never knew that the Rosary was about the life of Jesus and Mary." "They never taught us about the Rosary in RCIA classes!" "I thought I knew everything about the Rosary, until I read this book." "I couldn't put the book down." "Each time I read it, it means something different to me." "I walked the Way of the Cross with Jesus and Mother Mary and I have not gotten over it yet."

Share the lives of Jesus and Mary at each of the fifteen chapels devoted to the Mysteries of the Rosary at Lourdes ( full color photos).
Bob and Penny went through Holy Scripture adding their personal insights in a way never done before.
Mary began Her walk to the Cross at the Annunciation
True meaning of Holy Week - Pope John Paul II
How to pray the Rosary
Joyful Mysteries
Sorrowful Mysteries
Glorious Mysteries
Victories of the Rosary
History of the Rosary


Code BROS Paperback     192 Pages      16 Color Photos  
ISBN 0-926143-12-3         $16.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavenly Army of Angels

"Suddenly, a Heavenly Army of  Angels was with the Angel, singing praises to God: Glory to God in the highest Heaven, and peace on Earth to men of good will." Luke 1:13-14

Bob and Penny Lord's book focuses on the great Army we have been given, the Heavenly Army of Angels, to give us strength and confidence that we are not alone, because of this exalted assembly of the Heavenly Hosts.  Their years of researching Shrines, have proven to be great assets in bringing you the Heavenly Army of Angels in the Old and New Testament, and in the history of our Church.

"Put on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the Principalities and the Powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness on high." (Eph 6:11-12)

If ever there was a need for Angels, it is in our present time. How can you call on someone you do not know?
Read about the Angels and their part in your life.

The Guardian Angels
Lucifer and his army of fallen angels
Jesus and the Angels
St. Michael’s Cave and Mont St. Michel  Click here to for DVD
Mary and the Angel Gabriel
Our Lady of Pilar and the Angels             Click here to for DVD
Angels carry The Holy House to Loreto  Click here to for DVD
Mary and the Angels at Knock
The Angel and the Miraculous Medal
Fatima and the Angel of Peace
Angels in the lives of the Saints and the Popes


Code BH    256 Pages      40 Photographs      Paperback
ISBN 0-926143-10-7        $16.95

 

Related Items:
DVDs based on these books click below
Many Faces of Mary DVDs

Introductory Offer #1  Save 22%

Order both our books on the Many Faces of Mary  for $22.95
Normal Retail Book I = $12.00
Book II = $15.00
Total = $27.00
Shipping will be $5.00 - Normal $6.00
Total Savings $5.00 or 22%

 

To Purchase this 2 item Specia 
click  icon below

 

Introductory Offer #2 
Save 22%

Order both our books on The Many Faces of Mary plus the Rosary book for $36.00
Normal Retail Book I = $12.00
Book II = $15.00
Rosary Book = $15.00

Total = $42.00
Shipping will be $5.00 - Normal $7.00
Total Savings $8.00 or 22%

 

To Purchase this 3 Book Special 
click  icon below

 

 

 

   

Check out our Store of classic books, DVDs
and other items at Amazon.com click here

En Espanol Oprima (Click) Aqui

Shipping Info    Other type orders    Secure buy info   
Catalog main page    DVD complete list    All about us
Free Newsletter    Free Catalog    Home Page

Journeys of Faith®
PO Box 845
Morrilton, AR 72110
Toll Free 1-800-633-2484
FAX 1-501-354-1783
Phone 1-501-354-6100
email info@bobandpennylord.com

If you would like to have us mail you our catalog, click the link above and send us your name, address and phone number.