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The grace of our age?

Canisius | 10 May, 2006 18:09

In VIII,175 Dom Gueranger claims that beginning from the 13th century every century has had a grace special to it: the feast of the Holy Eucharist and other Eucharistic devotions came in the 13th century, then the devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, then the revival of frequent communion, then devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then progress in Marian devotions, and finally the beginnings of devotion to St. Joseph.

So, when the Gueranger of a later era looks back, what will he say was the special grace of the twentieth century? Surprisingly, I find it hard to pick: the great Marian apparitions? Renewed appreciation of Scripture? Some will argue that Vatican II was the great grace of our century, others will debate that.

Whatcha think?


Comment Icon Fatima

Philip | 11/05/2006, 02:25

My pick is the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima, and the subsequent revelations therein. If these had been followed we would have been spared all the misery which afflicted us and still afflicts us. I don't believe that this revelation is ended.

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