Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day Article about His Devotion to Our Lady:

Columbus' Marian Mission

The explorer's devotion to Our Lady

We all know Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, but have we ever heard about the connection the explorer had with the Blessed Mother?

In 1992, Jesuit Father John Hardon gave a series of exceptional talks on Columbus for the 500th anniversary of the Catholic discovery of America. He brought to light many vital facts overlooked or ignored by secular historians.

"The underlying motive of Columbus' historic voyage was the conversion of those who did not know Christ as the living Son of God and son of Mary," stressed Father Hardon. "Throughout the log, Columbus makes it clear he and his men are sailing across the Atlantic to spread the good news of salvation and convert the natives to Christianity."

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