Marian Visionaries Juan Diego, Mï¿½lanie Calvat, Bernadette Soubirous, Saint Dominic, Lï¿½cia Santos, Veronica Lueken, Estela Ruiz, Simon Stock
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Juan Diego, Melanie Calvat, Bernadette Soubirous, Lucia Santos, Saint Dominic, Veronica Lueken, More...
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Juan Diego, Melanie Calvat, Bernadette Soubirous, Lucia Santos, Saint Dominic, Veronica Lueken, Estela Ruiz, Simon Stock, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, Maximin Giraud, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, Catherine Laboure, Vicka Ivankovi, Judiel Nieva, Beatrix da Silva, Eof, Juan Bernardino, Richeldis de Faverches. Excerpt: Francoise Melanie Calvat called Mathieu (7 November 1831 Corps, Isere, France - 15 December 1904 Altamura, Italy) was a French Roman-catholic religious sister and Marian visionary. As a religious, she was called Sister Mary of the Cross. Melanie Calvat, 1903, Moulins, France. Melanie was from Corps en Isere. She was the fourth of ten children to Pierre Calvat, a stonemason and sawyer by trade who did not hesitate to take whatever job he could find because of the large family he had to support, and Julie Barnaud, his wife. The family's poverty was so complete that the young were sometimes dispatched to beg on the street. At a very young age Melanie was hired out to tend the neighbors' cows. From the spring to the fall of 1846 she worked for Jean-Baptiste Pra at Les Ablandins, one of the hamlets of the village of La Salette. Such a life away from home caused her to grow up puny and withdrawn. Melanie was timid and taciturn and always on her guard. She only spoke the regional Occitan dialect and fragmented French. They had neither schooling nor religious instruction, could neither read or write. Melanie's father was on a never ending quest for employment. Her mother, overwhelmed with work and the cares of her brood could give each one very little affection. As she was never present at the catechism classes, the local pastor was unable to admit her to first communion. During early childhood she experienced Divine apparitions of the child Jesus in woods nearby their house. At the age of three, she was stigmati...