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Little Flower Chapel
Little Flower Chapel

Saint Theresa of Lisieux 1873-1897. Saint Theresa is the co-patron of Foreign Missions. She is also known as Saint Theresa the Little Flower. Saint Theresa was a Carmelite nun who never left her convent, but her prayers and penances brought many souls in the mission fields to the Church thus prompting her to be made Patroness of Missions and Missionaries. The Vincentians in America have foreign missionaries in China-Taiwan, Africa, and South America. Saint Theresa reminds us to pray for our foreign missionaries. She was canonized on May 17, 1925.

 There is a painting to the left of the altar that features Blessed Mary Magdalene Fontaine and Companions-1794.

 The painting on the right of the altar features the Apparition to Sister Apolline, D.C., Red Scapular-1846.




Blessed Mary Magdalene Fontaine and Companions Martyred at Cambrai 1794


Blessed Mary Magdalene Fontaine and Companions--Martyred at Cambrai 1794. These Daughters of Charity were martyred during the French Revolution. They were guillotined for their refusal to swear an oath upholding the Civil Constitution imposed on the Church by the Revolution leaders. The Sisters could not comply for this would have been counter to their loyalty to the Church. Three times they predicted that they would be the last to die under the Reign of Terror and indeed it happened as they said. All these martyrs were beatified together June 13, 1920.


Apparition to Sister Apolline, D.C., Red Scapular 1846

Sister Apolline, D.C.
, a member of our sister community, the Daughters of Charity, like Saint Catherine Laboure, D.C., received an apparition of the devotion of the Red Scapular.

The Red Scapular concerns the Passion of our Lord. Devotion to it is more popular in Europe than it is here in America. American Catholics are more familiar with the Green Scapular which comes to us through a Daughter of Charity, Sister Justine Bisqueyburu, D.C. The devotion of the Green Scapular honors the Immaculate Heart of Mary with a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she had shown herself in the apparition.

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