"Cap-de-la-Madeleine was a parish of lukewarm Catholics. Fr. Desilets was going to use the rosary as a weapon to restore the vitality of their faith."
Recorded from October 7th, the Feast of the Holy Rosary, to October 13th, the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun - the story of Our Lady of the Cape reveals the gravity of our Heavenly Mother's love for souls and the means she uses to bring her children back to faith in her Son.
About the Author
James Gerard Shaw first visited Our Lady of the Cape as Feature Editor for the British United Press on August 15th, 1948 - the day Isabelle Naud went home from the Blessing of the Sick and rose from the wheel-chair she had been tied to for ten years. In 1950 he succeeded Fr. John Mole, OMI, as editor of Our Lady of the Cape magazine, a position he left in 1953 to devote himself to writing books.
Shaw's unique insight, writing at the height of Marian piety in Canada, and with access to the exhaustive archives at the Cape, reveals many crucial details long forgotten about the extraordinary story of Canada's spiritual heritage ... a careful listen is almost certainly bound to lead the listener to a "Cape Conversion; the aha moment one experiences upon discovering the length, depth and breadth of Heaven's Divinedesign through the founding of Cap-de-la-Madeleine and the story of Our Lady of the Cape."
Own a physical reminder of Marian Milestone History!
"What the message of Divine Mercy is to Poland, the message of the Rosary Confraternity is to Canada - unleashing a torrent of grace upon the earth for the salvation of souls!" - Dennis Girard, Director of the Marian Devotional Movement
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Includes English, French dubbed and Spanish subtitled versions of the movie.
The story of Our Lady of the Cape is the story of the "Revival of the Archconfraternity of the Most Holy Rosary to unleash a torrent of grace upon the earth for the conversion of souls."
Below are excerpts from the authorization letter from the Dominican Promoter General of the Rosary.
If Our Lady of the Cape is touching your heart to either "lend support" or become part of the "MDM's mission" for the salvation of souls, a reading of the full letter will fill you with joy!
...it is the hope of the Master of the Order of Preachers that we shall work towards the renewal and reinvigoration of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Rosary.
...aid us in promoting and preaching Our Lady’s Rosary, for the salvation of souls.
Therefore, I hope that you will lend support to the Girards and the MDM in their mission, and that you will prayerfully discern how, to the honour of Our Lady and the glory of God, you might participate in the renewal and expansion of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Rosary.
Thank you. I remain, yours in the service of Our Blessed Mother,
Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. Promoter Generalis pro Rosario.
Dated: 11 February, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
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We invite you to download the Authorization Letter and take it into prayer. Add to cart to receive a digital download and register with the MDM or download the PDF HERE
Marian Consecration Daily Prayer Cards
Handing out the Marian Consecration Daily Prayer card is a simple way to encourage consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The daily prayer, based on St. Louis de Montfort's Trinitarian approach to Marian Consecration, was composed to recognize the following:
We desire to place "all" in Mary's hands for the greater Glory of God.
We acknowledge and are thankful for the redemption that comes to us through her Son, Jesus Christ.
We acknowledge that God the Holy Spirit disperses grace through Mary.
We ask for Mary's intercession to help us fulfill the vows of our baptism.
We ask for Mary's intercession to help us fulfill God's plan for our lives.
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The third image is not part of the card but rather gives a description of the incalculable consecrations generated by Our Lady of the Cape's journey to the historic 1947 Marian Congress.
Pilgrim Statue Visitation Program Kit for Families and Parishes
Program includes a Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady Of The Cape.
Our Lady Of The Cape is The Pilgrim Queen!
You can have her visit your family members!
Click HERE for the incredible story from the Annals about a nun who brought The Pilgrim Queen to her family leading to a miracle of conversion.
Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of the Cape
1 Sacramental Prayer Card
2 Marian Consecration for Little Souls Retreat Books
1 Bridge of Roses: The Story of Our Lady of the Cape (VOD)
1 Our Lady of the Cape Double CD Set
1 Rosary/Divine Mercy Chaplet DVD
2 Marian Consecration Daily Prayer Cards
1 Authorization letter from the Dominican Promoter General laminated
Decide on a place of prominence to install the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of the Cape.
Adorn her with flowers. Place any medals you have of the Saints by her. You may also choose to buy a rose or roses and have your priest bless them using the Dominican prayer from the Recipe for Renewal sheet.*
Pray the Marian Consecration Daily Prayer and offer up petitions.
Read the authorization letter from the Dominican Promoter General of the Rosary.
Enrol in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary at RosaryBridge.com
Listen to the Our lady of the Cape - Her Story, Your Story Double CD Set.
Watch the Bridge of Roses: The Story of Our Lady of the Cape at BridgeofRosesfilm.com. All purchases support the MDM
Begin the nine day Marian Consecration for Little Souls retreat. (download free retreat guide at FrGandBB.com)
Pray the Rosary. (praying with the included Rosary DVD is ideal for catechetical purposes)
Consider becoming a Movie Missionary at MovieMissionaries.org
*Blessed Roses are blessed objects. They may be kept, burned or buried. If kept, treat with reverence.
It is anticipated that individuals will recite the Marian Consecration Daily prayer which can be left by the statue of Our Lady of the Cape.
The above are suggestions to inspire devotion and blessings upon participating families/individuals. At the conclusion of the two weeks, families/individuals are encouraged to offer prayers of thanksgiving and to pray for the next family or individual who will receive the Visitation Kit.
SAINT CATHERINE LABOURE OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL by Fr. Joseph Dirvin.
Zoe was alone in the bedroom; she had looked carefully about to make sure of that. She had a duty to perform, and like all the solemn and decisive acts of life, it had to be done alone. Of course even Zoe did not realize that what she was about to do far transcended her personal life. It was vital to countless millions yet unborn; and so she might have spared herself her pains, for all the world was to see her. The Blessed Virgin arranged for the servant to happen quietly on the scene and to observe it all.
Zoe pulled a chair over beneath the shelf, for it was too high for her to reach, even if she stood on tiptoe. Climbing up on the chair, she stretched overhead and took down Our Lady's image. She was too much engrossed in the ecstasy of her devotion to notice anything now. She did not even get down from the chair; it would serve well enough for the altar of her choosing and dedication. Throwing her arms about the statue, she hugged it close to her little body, as a child might fondle her favorite doll or teddy bear.
But this was no doll. In a sense, it was no longer just a statue of Our Lady. It was Mary herself. Zoe's words showed that very clearly.
"Now, dear Blessed Mother," she said aloud with childlike fervor, "now you will be my Mother!"
Probably the incident of the statue was almost entirely for the benefit of mankind, a way of serving public notice that the Marian Age had begun.
Official Confraternity Rosary
One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world. The Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Dominic
The Official Confraternity Rosary for the Marian Devotional Movement custom designed and made by Ghirelli in Italy.
Click HERE for HD Confraternity Rosary image. Zoom in to view exquisite detail.
I have seen a lot of beautiful Sacramentals at the many Catholic Shrines I have been blessed to visit, but nothing can even come close to the Italian Ghirelli craftsmanship, beauty and quality of materials of this Confraternity Locket Rosary.
The uniqueness of the locket, Our Lady of Intercessors logo, the Crucifix, the precision carving on the Our Father beads, Our Lady of the Cape figure and the smooth tender touch of the mother of pearl Hail Mary beads are outstanding. It feels like the love of Our Blessed Mother comes through each bead. As well the enclosed Relic card with a piece of the blue blessed cloth which touched Our Lady of the Cape original Statue and many holy relics along with the blessed rose piece and the St. Michael cave stone is a one of a kind Sacramental. A Rosary like no other. I am so blessed to have received one. - Linda Robillard
The new rosary is soooo beautiful!! Oh my! To hold it for real and pray on those most beautiful beads. What an amazing work of art so fitting for Our Lady of the Cape !!! So exquisite just like Our Lady ! - Michele
I received my order from you today and I must say that the Confraternity Rosary is stunning! - Dave in Ottawa
It's gorgeous and I may have to order more. - Lauraine
A Unique One of a Kind Sacramental
Every Official Confraternity Rosary purchased will include a free gift of a rose petal fragment from the Bridge of Roses film that was blessed on the Confraternity Altar at Canada's National Marian Shrine; a fragment of St. Michael stone from Gargano, Italy; and a blue cloth blessed by Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay that was touched to the miraculous statue of Our Lady of the Cape; a white cloth soaked with miraculous spring water where Our Lady of La Salette sat weeping and water from the shrines of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Lourdes; the tombs of Fr. Luc Desilets and Fr. Paul Vachon; and multiple holy relics.
The sacramental will be placed in the patented locket. The Official Confraternity Rosary is packaged with love and comes in a burlap drawstring heart pouch.
ClickHEREfor Official Confraternity Rosary Locket Relic List.
Each Official Confraternity Rosary will have Oil from the Lamps burning at the Holy Sepulchre in the Holy Land applied to it with prayer.
Mother of Pearl Because She is Mother of All
Genuine Mother of Pearl beads, a Trinity crucifix, patented centrepiece locket inscribed with Queen of Intercessors in latin, Our Lady of the Cape medal inscribed with Rosary Confraternity in latin, and four Our Father world globes inscribed with Fatima, Lourdes, Guadalupe, Rue de Bac - Paris, to represent these significant apparition sites of Our Blessed Mother.
Receive a FREE $14.95 God's Favored Lady Vimeo VOD with every Confraternity Rosary purchase! Click HERE for devotional video description. Note: Purchases of the Confraternity Rosary do not include the Spiritual Gift Pack.
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When you share with a soul the opportunity to enrol in the Confraternity, you are sharing the Gospel message.
Each custom Official Confraternity Rosary comes with the special gift of a laminated Miraculous Medal Cape Card featuring a cloth that has touched the miraculous statue of Our Lady of the Cape and the tombs of Fr. Luc Desilets and Fr. Paul Vachon, blessed by "then" rector of Canada's National Marian Shrine, Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI and a rose fragment blessed on the Confraternity Altar.
Fr. Paul Vachon was the diocesan priest who had the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary established at Cap-de-la-Madeleine in 1694 by the Master General of the Dominican Order, Antonin Cloche, OP.
Fr. Luc Desilets found the pig chewing on a rosary in 1867 and reestablished enrollment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary leading to the miracle of the ice bridge, the prodigy of the eyes, the 1904 canonical crowning and a million pilgrims visiting the Cape in 1954!
FUN FACT: the pricing of the Official Confraternity Rosary is a combination of the two digits of the two prodigies at the Cape, namely, the 1879 miracle of the ice bridge and the 1888 miracle of the eyes and dedication of the shrine to Our Lady of the Rosary.
The blessing of your Confraternity Rosary can only be recited by a Dominican priest or authorized director of the Rosary Confraternity. Please feel free to copy it to bring with you to a local Dominican priest or director.
P: Our help is in the name of the Lord. All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: The Lord be with you. All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray. Almighty and merciful God, who, out of exceeding love for us, willed that your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, come down from heaven to earth, take flesh at the angel's message in the sacred womb of Our Lady, the blessed Virgin Mary, submit to death on the cross, and rise gloriously from the dead on the third day, in order to snatch us from Satan's tyranny; we humbly beg you in your boundless goodness to bless and to hallow these rosaries, which your faithful Church has consecrated to the honor and praise of the Mother of your Son. Let them be endowed with such power of the Holy Spirit, that whoever carries one on his person or reverently keeps one in his home, or devoutly prays to you, while meditating on the divine mysteries, according to the rules of this holy society, may fully participate in all the graces, privileges, and indulgences which the Holy See has granted to this society. And may he always and everywhere in this life be shielded from all enemies, visible and invisible, and at his death deserve to be presented to you by the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, laden with the merits of good works; through Christ our Lord.
The rosaries are sprinkled with holy water.
I received my beautiful confraternity rosary beads in the post on Friday afternoon and I am thrilled with them, it was so exciting opening them. They are unique, simply beautiful, with a lovely nod to Our Blessed Lady as she rests beneath the locket.(Florence)