Posted in Holy Mary, Jesus, new by martalorenza on January 1, 2013


Today, New Year’s Day, the Day of Peace, last Medjugorje Christmas message has come to my mind. Our Lady appeared with Blessing Little Jesus in her arms, who said: «I am your Peace».

Our Lady with the Child, Leuca, photo by Silvana.

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Posted in new by martalorenza on December 28, 2012


“Thus says the Lord:

In Ramah is heard the sound of sobbing,

bitter weeping!

Rachel mourns for her children,

she refuses to be consoled

for her children—they are no more!” Jeremiah 31, 15

In memory of the 20 kids of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Cunnecticut.

Asia Bibi from her cell: “Write to the Pakistan president”

Posted in new by martalorenza on December 12, 2012



«… …My dear friend I’m writing to, I don’t know if this letter will ever reach you. If it does, remember there are people in the world persecuted because of their faith and – if you can – pray Our Lord for us and write to the Pakistan President to ask him to let me go back to my family».

With these words Asia Bibi – with a sentence of death and in prison for longer than 1.270 days waiting for the definitive sentence – ends the letter that the Italian newspaper «Avvenire» published on Saturday, December 8th.

«Avvenire» will collect all letters to her: you can write to the email address to ahereto the iniziative, addressing the Pakistan President, Asif Ali Zardari, encouraging him to act in favour of Asia Bibi. It is necessary to provide all personal data (family name, first name, city, country)


I, the undersigned, adhere to the call for the release of Asia Bibi, a young woman sentenced to death in Pakistan with a specious charge of blasphemy and now in jail because of her faith. I ask the president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, to act in her favour.​

The mantle of Holy Mary

Posted in Holy Mary, Jesus, new by martalorenza on December 8, 2012

To celebrate Immaculate Virgin Mary here is a tale Father Pio used to tell.

unoOne day Jesus realized that someone in Heaven didn’t have what it takes. He headed for St. Peter to warn him, but Peter replied he used to be very careful about it and so, what He said sounded impossible to him. «Alright, but be more careful, anyway», Jesus told him.

duePeter paid more attention, but he thought that everything was working well.

Poco dopo Gesù tornò a lamentarsi: «Pietro, ho visto ancora gente un po’ strana... questo non mi piace, non riesci a fare più attenzione?»

After a while, Jesus went back to complain again: «Peter, I’ve seen further odd people around… How can they pass under your nose?»

Il povero san Pietro introdusse controlli più severi e venne così a scoprire che l’unica persona che entrava ed usciva liberamente era la Madonna. Si guardò bene dal fare domande alla Madre del Signore, ma, tenendola d’occhio, notò che all’uscita il suo bel manto scendeva lineare fino ai piedi…

Poor St. Peter introduced stricter control and so, he discovered that the only person who used to get in and out freely was Holy Mary. He wouldn’t dream of asking questions to our Lord’s Mother, but keeping an eye on her, he noticed that when she left Heaven, her beautiful mantle hung down straight till Her feet…

… mentre al rientro si gonfiava come una vela al vento. Decise comunque di non dir nulla e continuò a controllare gli Angeli custodi e i Santi Patroni.

…while when She got in, it looked swollen, like a sail in the wind. He decided not to say anything, and kept controlling the Archangels and the Patron Saints. But when Jesus had told him off the third time: «Peter, you risk being taken away Heaven keys», Peter decided to show Him his doubts: «Master, I’ve come up with an idea about who lets those people in, but I’m afraid we won’t be able to do anything: either I or Yourself». «Really? – answered Jesus. How is it possible?» «First of all – explained St. Peter – I’ve discovered that your mother has a spare set of my keys, so that she goes out and in whenever she likes it.» «And I have also noticed that when she gets in, her mantle looks swollen: in my opinion, it is at that moment that she lets in whoever she wants, hiding them». As St. Peter had thought, smiling Jesus could only say: «Peter, if it is so, let’s let things be the way they are».


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A “mender” Advent Calendar

Posted in new by martalorenza on December 4, 2012


A friend of mine has told me off because I haven’t drawn anything for long. The fact is that this year all my free time has been devoted to the maps of the VeronicaRoute. Anyway, I feel sorry about that and so I have decided to use the link to my old Advent Calendar, at least (hopefully, it will still work: I made it nearly 10 years ago).


Merry Advent for now!