Celeste Korsholm <[email protected]>
The serenely calm, youthful image of the Virgin Mary has appeared to countless thousands of people over the last 2000 years. The Catholic Church has only grudgingly acknowledged some of her appearances at Lourdes, France, Fatima, Portugal, and Zeitoun, Egypt. Devotion to Mary has always come from the hearts of the common people and only been accepted as official church cannon much later. Through centuries of male domination, Mother Mary has filled deep human needs for a feminine aspect of God in her capacity as Master of the Order of the Pink Rose. Lady Mary represents the unconditional love which forgives and bears and believes all things. She draws all her children together into the unity and harmony of her completely non-judgmental compassion.