Pietro Annigoni’s Immaculate Heart of Mary

Painted in 1961 for the Church of the same name (Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hayes, Middlesex), Mary is depicted as the strong Mother of Mankind. The child, sleeping peacefully on her arm, represents humanity undisturbed by the chaos of the world, shown in the blazing explosion of the background. Mary’s foot crushesContinue reading “Pietro Annigoni’s Immaculate Heart of Mary”

The Miracles in the Medal

May Day 4 In 1830 Our Lady appeared to a novice in the convent of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul on the Rue de Bac in Paris, France. The young nun was shown a vision of Mary enfolded in an oval frame with her arms outstretched, rays of light streaming fromContinue reading “The Miracles in the Medal”

Expect May Miracles

Pope Francis has sent out a call to the faithful to pray the daily Rosary during the month of May, traditionally the ‘Month of Mary’, and has gifted us with two new prayers to ask heaven’s intercession to bring about an end to the coronavirus pandemic. For the next 31 days, Catholic Power House willContinue reading “Expect May Miracles”

The Slipper That Ended A Plague

An ancient Benedictine Abbey, founded in the year 629 in Soisonnes, France, had as its treasure, the relic of Our Lady’s slipper. In the year 1128, a plague afflicted the city of Soissons. For six consecutive days the victims went to the shrine of Our Lady and called out to her for help. The BlessedContinue reading “The Slipper That Ended A Plague”