From a Roman Catholic circular letter.
Recently i received by Post a pretty photo of the idol Mary as perceived by their artists, see scan below. It was sent to one million families together with a request of gift money to cover some missionary works and other activities.
Do note the lipstick on Mary’s lips and the Crown and the golden lock just peering out.
Catholics say that they do not pray to their idols, but below not only there is encouragement to pray to it but also to talk to the idol and listen to it speak.
The caption is translated from Italian to English, without comments, for the misleading fantasies espoused therewith speak for themselves.
Association of Madonna of Fatima
Mary, Star of our New Evangelisation
Today I am offering a consolation, one moment of relief from the everyday routine.
Yes, it is to propitiate comfort and peace, that I am sending a beautiful Image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, as she appeared to Nun Lucia, with her Immaculate Heart girded with thorns.
Look at the Madonna; it looks alive ... as if she wanted to talk ... with you! Listen to her voice ... the mysterious voice of grace that resounds in your heart!
She has a message to transmit to you. She is waiting for you, as if to tell you: ask for all you needs, I am here to fulfil your wishes.
Then, stay to look at her e let her conquer you ... Yes, let yourself be wrapped by her maternal sweetness, this gentle sacredness of Mary.
Keep a little conversation with her. Mary is the celestial mother; the walk is more secure to reach Jesus. Let her speak to your heart and you also speak to her. Present to her your problems, your necessity and your joys. Vent out your feelings, speak of your everyday routine.
If your prayer is recited with faith, with perseverance and in sight of your salvation, it is infallible. The Mother of God and our Mother will grant every request of ours.
Above all do talk to her about your hours of bitterness, of pain and of anguish.
Then, I am proposing to you to frame this Image and to place it in a tranquil corner of your home. Make of this corner your favourite place.
After these minutes, speak with her of your daily life. And do let her speaks to your heart.
I am certain that this experience will light up a new light in your life. Yes, a light of hope.
This is what has happened to many people that have written to me, overflowing with joy, telling of the marvellous discovery in their lives. Mary!
For example, Carla writing from Villagrazia (PA) giving her testimony of faith: "From the day that the Image of the Madonna of Fatima arrived, my home is always ever happy".
This gladness, this hope, that Mary transmits to her sons; I wish it would reign in every Italian fireplace.
It is for this reason that we would like that this Imagine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary would reach all.
Signed in the names of Jesus and Mary
P. S. The Image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, placed in your home, will be source of blessings for the whole family.