have now gone there on pilgrimage, including
St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Francis de Sales, St. Benedict Labré, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and others.
Over 45 POPES
have sanctioned it, including
Popes Benedict XII, Blessed Urban V, Urban VI, Paul II, Julius II, Leo X, St. Pius V, Gregory XIII, Sixtus V, Clement VIII, Clement X, Innocent XII, Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius X, Benedict XV, and many others.
Now you, too, can learn of the remarkable
House of the Virgin Mary . . .
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
“I was overwhelmed when I realized I was under the very roof that had sheltered the Holy Family, gazed on the same walls our Lord had looked on, trod the ground once moistened with the sweat of St. Joseph's toil, and saw the little chamber of the Annunciation, where the Blessed Virgin Mary held Jesus in her arms. How sweet these memories!”
Now you, too, can come to know
the house of the Virgin Mary
. . . in which, according to
countless reliable reports . . .
The Virgin Mary herself
was born . . .
She was saluted by the
angel Gabriel . . .
And Jesus Himself
became flesh and spent
there his first twelve years
Here is the comprehensive tale of the Holy House in Nazareth, carefully laying out its complete history, from its origin in Mary's village in Palestine to its miraculous transport to Loreto, Italy, in the late 1200s.
You'll learn about:
Its veneration in Nazareth before it mysteriously disappeared, leaving only its foundation.
Its sudden, miraculous appearance on a hillside in Italy, dismaying local residents.
How amazed Italians used exacting detective skills in Italy and later in Palestine to discover where the house had come from.
How believers have venerated Our Lady of Loreto and revered her Holy House for over 700 years now.
The story of the 15th Century erection of a magnificent basilica over the humble Holy House, and the 16th century enclosing of the fragile structure in a grand marble encasement.
The cure in the Holy House of two Popes in succession (and the tale of many other miracles witnessed here).
Among the evidence
brought forth in this
powerful book are:
Scores of quotations from 13th Century witnesses, and from hundreds of scholars and visitors in the seven centuries since.
Original sources from three nations: letters, wills, testimony, and official reports from ancient archives.
Official documents — including encyclicals — from the Vatican itself testifying to the authenticity of the miracle and the merit of devotion to the Holy House and Our Lady of Loreto.