The true story of Ernest Hemingway, Gary Cooper, Pope Pius XII and Our Lady of Fatima.
Please give Papa [Hemingway] a message. It’s important and you mustn’t forget because I’ll not be talking to him again. Tell him … that time I wondered if I made the right decision, tell him it was the best thing I ever did.”
– The dying star of High Noon
Also starring Dolores Hart, the “next Grace Kelly” who left Hollywood for a Benedictine abbey.
From the link:
And the most powerful intercessor of all?
“Of course, the Madonna is even more effective. Ah, when you invoke Mary!”
“And, once I also asked Satan, ‘but why are you more scared when I invoke Our Lady than when I invoke Jesus Christ?’ He answered me, ‘Because I am more humiliated to be defeated by a human creature than being defeated by him.”
Lovely story, C.L. and anecdote, Ivan.
Oh yes from me too.
I walked past a former monastery a couple of days ago, it was one of many confiscated by the Italian government in the 19th century, now a military station.
There was still a statue of Our Lady high above and a message that she blessed all who past by.
Now everytime I walk past one of her icons I know why she is there.