Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego

Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your mother. Are you not under my shadow and protection.

What's OLC RIM7?

Our Lady Of Combermere
Our Lady Of Combermere

The acronym OLC RIM is Our Lady of Combermere and Rod Ian Minns. The 7 is the number of Sacraments and my seven kids from one wife.

The statue of Our Lady of Combermere is life-sized and bronze with arms outstretched. It depicts the Mother of God's love in action for every person, running to love and hold us, longing to bring each soul close to her Son, Jesus Christ.

Approved by the Sacred Congregation of Rites in Rome, and blessed by the local bishop, the public shrine for Our Lady of Combermere was created in a beautiful grove of white pines near the highway in rural Combermere, Ontario, Canada.

Purpose of OLC RIM7

The reason for this website is to tell of God's goodness and mercy which the members of His one holy, catholic and apostolic church have been doing from the moment Jesus sent the 12 Apostles out to conquer the world.

My part in that purpose is less than a drop in the sea of the Church's mission. If I looked only at my weakness and sins I wouldn't do this. But, because He captured me and drew me to Himself out of the quagmire of sin I came to know Him, love Him and experience the truth of Pope Bendedict's words in 2005:

"There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him."

I'm the main author except when otherwise stated when I post writing from the saints and those not canonized.

I'm a retired Catholic teacher, with most of my 31 years teaching grades 7&8 with the Renfrew Catholic School Board. I've also done some freelance writing.

My home is in Christ and in His Church where I find Him fully alive in the Eucharist, the Medicine of Immortality as St. Ignatius of Antioch described the Bread of Angels.

I never hesitate to turn to Mary, frequently visiting her shrine at Madonna House or her Icon at St. Mary's Wilno, Our Lady of Czestochowa. She always comes to help me and show her love just as the Memorare says: "Never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided."