Next Public Event:
1st Saturday in March
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:30 AM at
68 S. Flagg Street, Worcester
Following Mass, there will be an opportunity to visit Audrey’s room, spend time in adoration with the Blessed Sacrament, visit her museum and gift shop.
We hope to see you then.
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, April 24, 2020
Anniversary Mass for Audrey’s
Entrance into Eternal Life.
Cathedral of Saint Paul
15 Chatham Street
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., D.D.
Bishop of Worcester as celebrant
Special Novena for the Cause
Join in a special novena (9 prayers) for Little Audrey to be numbered among the Saints of the Catholic Church. Each day commit to praying 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys, and 3 Glory Bes for her cause. Pray it at whatever time suits you; feel free to pray it more than once a day. Pass the word; the more who pray, the sooner others know her story and her powerful intercession.
“Every so often, God sends to the world
that special soul that demonstrates more clearly
his infinite love and mercy for mankind.”
Audrey received worldwide attention after falling into her family’s pool on August 9, 1987, at the age of three. Medical care given to her sent her tiny body into shock and damaged her nervous system. By the time she left the hospital she was in a non-moving, non-speaking state, known as Akinetic Mutism. While she could move her extremities she had little to control over them to be able to care for herself. Therapy that dislocated her shoulder and broke her two thighs rendered her incapable of ever being able to sit up again.
Contrary to many reports, she was never in a vegetative state or comatose. She was definitely aware of her surroundings and interacted with her family and visitors to her house. She was also surrounded by religious articles including 6 consecrated hosts that have either bled or wept a miraculous oil. Even since her death in 2007, these inexplicable phenomena continue to happen on an on-going basis.
While she was alive, each year in August, hundreds of people from near and far flocked to her home and the next door “ministry house” to visit her and bring their needs for her prayers. As the crowds increased, eventually they moved the celebration to her family’s parish, Christ the King in Worcester, and even once to the College of the Holy Cross in the city, when over 8,000 participated in the Mass to see her and seek miracles and her prayers. Well-known and lesser known media outlets publicized the story from local newspapers to the Boston TV magazine show, Chronicle to national reporting in 20/20, Unexplained Mysteries, EWTN’s programming, Relevant Radio and many others. Some of these programs can be viewed on YouTube and the internet still.
On April 14, 2007, at the age of 23, surrounded by her loving family and many friends who had shared her life and its prayer with her, Audrey was embraced by her beloved Lord and entered the heavenly realm. Learn More
A Novena for Audrey
(to be prayed from the first to the ninth of every month)
Rest in Peace
Sister Mary Lucy Astuto, DEF
Passed into the loving arms of our Lord on
February 8, 2020
Sister Lucy was deeply committed to Audrey during her lifetime and to her cause when she passed from our midst to our loving Lord. She was familiarly known as the “Pink Nun’ because of her pink colored habit. She was the founder of the Private Lay Association of the Daughters of the Eternal Father (DEF) and the Heart of Mary Ministry. She attended many of our activities and annual meetings of the Foundation when she would often share her love of music with her love of the Lord until her health preventing her from traveling to New England. Her voice is known to anyone who has listened to the CD of “The Audrey Event,” written by Audrey’s mother, Linda. She was a devoted daughter of the Eternal Father, a great friend of Audrey and our Foundation, and will be greatly missed here on earth by those who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace; may her soul be carried swiftly and safely on the wings of angels to the loving arms of our Risen Lord where she may be received in the Kingdom prepared for her from the foundation of the Lord.
Well done, good and faithful servant!