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Dec. 20, 2022

Carolina Catholic Newsletter 12/20/22

Carolina Catholic Newsletter 12/20/22

Founder Reflections 

Tis the week before Christmas and what do we see,
but passionate volunteers preparing for 2023.

We showcase our Catholic faith for all to hear,
with so many inspiring stories throughout the year.

You can pick any topic or issue of the day,
and you'll find True Catholic perspective to help guide your way.

Because Truth in Media has become hard to find,
Your Carolina Catholic Voice is truly one of a kind.

We've survived a pandemic by the grace of God,
now we look to you for support with a wink and a nod.

By working together there's much fruit we can reap,
with a legacy for our children to hold on and keep.

As we count down the days to that One Holy Night,
May we always reflect the Joy of His Christmas Light.

Yours in Christ,


David Papandrea, OFS
PH/TX:  704.880.0260

We prepare the consecration of the Carolina Catholic Media apostolate
to Our Lady of Grace
Details to come in the weeks ahead
Madonna delle Grazie - Dipinto di Dino Carbetta

“Our Lady of Grace - Painting by Dino Carbetta” …

Among the many miraculous images of the Mother of God through which she deigns to grant her favors, there is one in the monastery church of the Carmelites in Vienna, entitled, Our Lady of Grace. In 1610 a Carmelite, Dominic of Jesus-Mary, found among the votaries of an old altar in the monastery church of Maria della Scala in Rome, an oil painting of the Mother of God, dust-covered and somewhat torn, which grieved him. Taking it into his hands, he shook the dust off it and kneeling venerated it with great devotion. “O pure and holiest Virgin, nothing in the whole world is worthy of touching your holy face, but since I have nothing but this coarse handkerchief, deign to accept my goodwill.” To his great surprise, then the face of the Mother of God appeared to take on life, and smiling sweetly at him, she bowed her head, which thereafter remained inclined. Fearing he was under an illusion, Dominic became troubled, but Mary assured him that his requests would be heard, and he could ask of her with full confidence any favor he might desire. He fell upon his knees and offered himself entirely to the service of Jesus and Mary and asked for the deliverance of one of his benefactor’s souls in purgatory. Mary told him to offer several Masses and other good works; a short time after when he was again praying before the image, Mary appeared to him bearing the soul of his benefactor to Heaven. Dominic begged that all who venerated Mary in this image of Our Lady of Grace might obtain all they requested. In reply, the Virgin gave him this assurance: “All those who devoutly venerate me in this picture and take refuge to me will have their request granted and I will obtain for them many graces; but especially will I hear their prayers for the relief and deliverance of the souls in purgatory.” Dominic soon after placed the image into Maria Della Scala's church so that more Mary devotees may venerate her.
This painting of Our Lady of Grace was realized by speaking with David Papandrea, Founder/Chairman at Carolina Catholic Media Network. We have become good friends in sharing life and faith, and just getting older! Carolina Catholic Media is in the process of fundraising for the upcoming year, and David had the idea of a painting of Mary with stars. So, the birth of Our Lady of Grace with the moon as her hallow, surrounded by the stars and future devotees and donors to the Carolina Catholic Media apostolate.
Special thanks to Fr. Reid and St. Ann's Parish
for their generous pledge drive donation!

Thank you St. Mark for placing this announcement in your December 11 bulletin!
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