|4 GIFTS OF MARY|
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1. Her greatest gift to us was saying "yes" to God and giving birth to His Son, JESUS CHRIST, Our Savior and Redeemer.
2. In over 2,000 apparitions, the Blessed Virgin Mary, has asked and encouraged us to pray the ROSARY. St. Dominic of Spain was the Blessed Mother's fervent servant in advancing the formulation, and use of, the rosary in prayer and meditation. It is a spiritual weapon against evil and heresies. “Whatever you ask through the rosary, shall be granted.”
Promise of Our Lady to St. Dominic On various occasions, in apparition, Our Mother has helped children to pray the rosary. The ROSARY is an "epitome of the whole Gospel", says the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
3. Many times she has asked for us to wear the SCAPULAR. Several times she has appeared wearing the scapular over her right arm. It was first given to St. Simon Stock in 1251, with a great promise by the Mother of God: "The one who dies with the Scapular will not go to the fires of Hell." Since 1251, all the Popes have worn the Scapular, including Pope John Paul II. Cardinals, bishops, priests and nuns, and millions of faithful lay people wear it every day!
4. Our Blessed Mother has bestowed MEDALS (e.g. Miraculous Medal, 1830) and blessed or kissed RELIGIOUS OBJECTS (such as crucifixes at Garabandal, Spain) – all as gifts to us. "Jesus will make wonders through them." There were so many miracles that occurred from wearing the Miraculous Medal, that within 5 years time – 10 million medals were distributed.