Histories of Our Lady Of All Graces
The great St. Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1153) figures prominently in the history of this miraculous statue. During the lifetime of the Saint the statue was venerated in the Church of St. Vorles and was even then considered to be extremely old. St. Bernard, who studied in a school under the jurisdiction of this church, was familiar with the holy image from childhood and it was he who much later changed the name of the statue from Our Lady of Chatillon to Our Lady of All Graces. Built in 1136, it was confirmed in a Bull of Pope Innocent II dated September 19, 1138.
Prayers of Our Lady Of All Graces
O Mother mine, Mother of goodness, love and mercy, I love you infinitely, and I offer myself to you. By means of your goodness, your love and your grace, save me. I desire to be yours. I love you infinitely, and desire you to protect me. From the depth of my heart I pray you, Mother of goodness, give me your goodness. Let me gain heaven by means of it. I pray you, by your infinite love, to give me the grace so that I may love every man, as you have loved Jesus Christ. I pray you to give me the grace to love your will, which is different to mine. I offer myself to you completely and desire that you follow my every step. You are full of grace, and I desire that I will neverforget this. And if, by chance, I should lose grace I pray you to restore it to me once more. Amen.
Our Lady Of All Graces