Friday, June 4, 2010

Mary And The Sons Of Thunder

Mary's House in Ephesus, Turkey

I love this story … while John (James’s younger brother) was taking care of Mary, probably in Ephesus (Turkey), James was allegedly evangelizing in Spain (Hispania) and became very discouraged over the lack of interest in Christianity. Purportedly, Mary miraculously “bilocated” – she appeared to James in Spain while still living in Ephesus and gave James the encouragement he needed to continue with his preaching. The spot of Mary’s bilocation is marked by a beautiful basilica in Zaragoza, Spain. I love the way both of my older boys have special connections to Mary through their patron saints.

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