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Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Aylesford, England 1251

Simon Stock was a devout child and teen. As a teen he became a hermit. Mary would appear to him in visions. He was told my Mary that an order would come to his area that was devoted to Mary and that he should join that order. A few years later some Brothers of Mount Carmel came there and he joined their order for a few years. He became a priest at age 40. He went on a pilgrimage to the holy land but came back to England when Muslims invaded there. On his return he joined the Carmelite Order and eventually became the Prior General. There were many problems that arose that Simon felt impossible to handle on his own. On July 16, 1251 He prayed a beautiful prayer to Mary that is still prayed by his order today. She then appeared to Simon and gave him the Brown Scapular. Mary said: ”Receive, my beloved son, the habit of this order. This shall be a privilege for you and for all Carmelites. That whoever dies piously wearing this scapular shall not suffer in eternal flames.” Simon was overjoyed to be given the scapular by Mary and ran to tell all his brother Carmelites. Simon thanked Mary for this scapular and for the grace that it affords the wearer. Soon after, all the difficulties he had been encountering with his order were solved.

Source: Aylesford | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Avignon, France 1322

Pope John XXII received a vision on March 3, 1322. Mary told the pope that, “I, the Mother of Grace, shall descend into purgatory on the Saturday after their death and whomsoever I shall find in purgatory I shall free.”  This grace is attached to wearing the Brown Scapular.

Source: See How She Loves Us, by Joan Carroll Cruz, TAN Books, 2012, p. 3.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Caceres, Spain 1326

The story begins in the seventh century when the Pope gave a statue of Our Lady to the Bishop of Seville. A hundred years later some faithful hid the statue as a battle was being fought in the area. They took the statue to Mount Guadalupe in Extremadura Spain and hid it in a cave for safety. Afterward no one was able to find it for six hundred years. Finally in 1326 a man was looking for his lost cow near Mount Guadalupe. He unfortunately found his animal dead. As he was looking at the body the cow suddenly got up and was well. The man whose name was Gil looked around and saw Mary. She told him that the statue was in a cave nearby. She said: ‘“I am the mother of the Redeemer, and it was I who restored life to the dead animal. Go to the priest and the people, and tell them it is my wish that they should come and remove the stones that obstruct this cave, where they will find my image. Tell them to have a chapel erected on this spot, and in time to come I shall make the shrine a center of my heavenly power and protection.” Later Gil’s son died and he prayed to Mary to restore the health of his son. At the funeral his son came to life and all present were witness to the miracle. A chapel was built where Mary had requested.

Source: How Our Lady of Guadalupe first appeared to a herdsmen in Spain, www.aleteia.org/

Madonna of Mount Berico, Vicenza, Italy 1426 and 1428

Vicenza, Italy was the victim of pestilence between 1404-1428. The population was decimated. Vicenza Passini was going to bring her husband food when she met the virgin Mary on her way. Mary said: “I am the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, who died on the cross for the salvation of men. I beg you to go in my name to the people of Vicenza and tell them that they must build, in this place, a church in my honor if they want to recover their health, otherwise, the plague will not cease. You will insist so that they do my will, otherwise, they will never be rid of the plague…As proof of what I say, let them dig here, and from the rock, living water will spring. As soon as the building begins money will not lack. All those who visit the church with devotion on my feast days and on every first Sunday of the month, will be given the abundance of grace and the mercy of God and the blessings of my motherly hands.”

Source: Mt. Berico | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of the Guard, Genoa, Italy 1490

On a mountain called Monte Figogna a man named Benedict Pareto was grazing his flock. He saw Mary holding the baby Jesus. She said: “Do not be afraid. I am the Queen of Heaven and have come to you with my Divine Son for this reason: “You are to arrange for a church to be built on this spot, to be dedicated in my name.” Benedict complained that he had no money. She replied: “Trust me, Benedict, the money will not be lacking, only your good will is needed, with my aid all will be easy.” He immediately ran to tell the priest, who was skeptical. Later while climbing a fig tree Benedict fell and was seriously injured. A priest was called to give him last rites. He regretted that he had been unable to do as Mary asked. She appeared to him and cured him of his injuries. Everyone knowing how injured he had been now believed him and the church was finally built.

Source: Apparitions | We Need Our Mother Back, www.weneedourmotherback.com/

Our Lady of Trois-Epis, Alsace, France 1491

A man named Thierry Schoere received a vision of Mary holding an icicle in one hand and a stalk with three ears of corn in the other. She said to him, “My son the inhabitants of this area have provoked the rage of God. The icicle is the symbol of the hailstorm, of the bitter cold, of hunger, of contagious diseases and of other chastisements. Only if the sinner will convert, God will pardon them and bless their fields. These three ears of corn are a sign of benediction from the high Heaven. They are a symbol of abundance, of the beautiful harvest that will come to reward these virtuous and generous beings and to bring well being and happiness into the homes of faithful Christians. Tell the people that which you have seen and heard.” Thierry was afraid so he at first would not say anything.  One day he tried to lift a sack of grain from the ground and could not. He realized it symbolized the fears that paralyze us. He then told the people of his vision.

Sources: The Miracle Hunter : Marian Apparitions::1400 – 1499 A.D., www.miraclehunter.com/

Holy Prayers and Devotions: The Shrine of Our Lady of Trois-Epis, Alsace-France, www.holydevotions.blogspot.com/

Our Lady of the Cure, Garaison, France 1515

The seer was a young shepherdess named Angleze Sagazan. Mary told her: “ I want a chapel built here. It is here I will pour out my blessings. Do not forget to thank God for His Blessings.”
A chapel was finished in 1540. Many pilgrims began to come. In 1650 Louis XIV was cured by a vow his mother Ann of Austria made to Our Lady of the Cure. Angleze became a nun and died in the year 1582.

Source:  Hunter : Marian Apparitions::Garaison, www.miraclehunter.com/

Our lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Mexico 1531

Our Lady appeared to St Juan Diego in 1531. Juan Diego was a 57-year-old Aztec man who worked on a farm and made mats. He was walking to work one day past Tepeyac Hill when he heard a woman calling his name. He looked and saw Mary at the top of the hill. She said: “You must know and be very certain in your heart, my son, that I am truly the perpetual and perfect Virgin Mary. Holy Mother of the true God through whom everything lives, the Creator and Master of Heaven and Earth. I wish and intensely desire that in this place my sanctuary be erected so that in it I may show and make known and give all my love, my compassion, my help, and my protection to the people. I am your merciful Mother, the mother of all of you who lives united in the land. And of all mankind, of all those who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who seek me, of those who have confidence in me. Here I will hear the weeping, their sorrows, and will remedy and alleviate their suffering, necessities, and misfortunes. And so that my intentions may be made known, you must go to the house of the bishop of Mexico and tell him that I sent you and that it is my desire to have a sanctuary built here.” Juan ran immediately to the Bishop who listened but was skeptical and asked him to return in a few days. Juan was ashamed. In order to help Juan in his mission, Mary tells him to pick the blooms of a miraculous rose bush blooming in the winter. He brings the blooms to her and she arranges them in his cloak. Juan goes to the bishop and shows him the roses in his clock. When he releases the roses the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is revealed on his clock. This image convinces the bishop and converts millions of Aztec people that time. Interestingly, Guadalupe is a word that sounds like the Aztec words Coatl which means snake, and Liope which means to tread upon The Aztec actual name for Mary is: “She who will tread on the serpent”.

Source: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mexico | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of Mercy, Savona Italy 1536

On March 18, 1536 Mary visited a man named Antonio Botta she asked that three Saturdays of fasting be observed and three processions be organized to honor God and the Mother of Jesus. She told him she would return on the fourth Saturday which she did. She asked again for three Saturdays of fasting and processions. These were done according to her Motherly requests. The last thing she said to Antonio was: “ Mercy my Son, not justice. “ Four years later Pope Pius VII was exiled there by Napoleon. He said if he was ever released he would crown the statue of Mary there. He was able to keep that vow to the Mother of God.

Source: Our Lady of Mercy, Savona, Italy 1536 | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of Ocotlan, Tlaxcala, Mexico 1541

In 1541 there was a Smallpox epidemic in Tlaxcala Mexico. Nine out of ten of the native Nahuatl were dying of this plague. The visionary Juan Diego Bernardino was on his way to get water in the Zahupan River which the natives believed was healing. On his way back with the water, he was walking past a grove of Ocote pine trees when he saw Mary. She said: “ May God preserve you, my son”. “ Where are you going, my son?” He said: “I was taking water to my sick relatives.” “Come with me”, Mary said; “And I will give you water to cure the disease. It will cure not only your family but all who will drink of it. My heart is ever ready to help those who are ill, for I cannot bear to see their misfortune.” She led him to a spring, and said: “ Take as much of this water as you wish, and know that those who are touched even by the smallest drop will obtain not merely relief from their illness, but perfect health.” Then Juan filled his bucket with the spring water. Mary said: “Tell the religious for me that in this place they will find my image. It will not only manifest my perfections but through it, I shall generously bestow favors and kindness.” When they find the image they are to place it in the chapel of San Lorenzo.” Juan hurried with his water back to his relatives to tell them what happened. All his relatives were cured by the water. The next day he went to the priests and told them. They went at night to find the image but found a tree on fire at the spot. The next day they went back and cut down the tree that was burning and inside was a five-foot-tall statue of the Immaculate Conception. She was placed where the Virgin requested.

Source: Tlaxcala | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of Montallegro, Rapallo, Italy 1557

On July 2, 1557 Giovanni Chichzola was walking and decided to sit in the shade and rest. Mary appeared to him and said:” Do not fear, Giovanni, I am the mother of God. I have chosen you to be a messenger of my motherly will. Visit the ecclesiastics of Rapallo and let them know that the mother of God has chosen this place as her perpetual dwelling place and would like a church built here. I leave a pledge of my love”. He saw an icon propped against a rock. She continued: “Tell the people that this picture was brought here from Greece by the angels. I leave it here as a token of my love for them. Fast on Saturdays.” The image was of her dormition. The priest initially put it in the town church but the next day it was gone. They found it where it initially lay so they built a church on that spot and enshrined the image there.

Source: Our Lady of Montallegro, Rapallo, Italy 1557 | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni, India 1550

Vailankanni is the site of three different miracles from our Lady of Good Health. The first miracle was to a shepherd boy, Tamil, who was bringing milk to his master when Mary appeared asking for some of the milk he carried for her infant son. Being delayed to return to his master he found her very annoyed and doubting his explanation of what delayed him. As he told the story his milk jug began to miraculously overflow with milk. The second miracle involved a mother with a crippled son who was healed by Mary. The third Miracle involved some Portuguese sailors who appealed to the mother of God while in a terrible storm at sea they landed at Vailankanni and later had a chapel built to honor her there.

Source: The Miracle Hunter : Marian Apparitions::Vailankanni, www.miraclehunter.com/

Our Lady of Siluva, Lithuania 1608

The once Catholic nation of Lithuania was turned upside down with the protestant reformation. The nobility anxious to enrich themselves by acquiring church property started to deny the faith and seized church property. By 1608 the whole area around Siluva was Lutheran. One summer day some children saw a woman carrying her son crying in a field by a large rock. They ran home to tell their parents and a Lutheran apologist. The next day many people gathered by the rock and all of them witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary. The Lutheran apologist asked why are you crying? Mary replied; “Formerly in this place, my Son was honored and adored, but now all that the people do here is seed and cultivate the land.” Word of this reached a 100 year old Catholic man who was blind. Guided to the spot he immediately received his sight and pointed out the place where as a young man he had helped the local priest bury his vestments, pictures and chalices from their church. No one could deny the apparitions or the evidence uncovered. The church was rebuilt and the pictures enshrined once again.

Source: Our Lady of Siluva, www.ourladyofsiluva.org/

Our Lady of Good Success, Quito, Ecuador 1610

Our Lady of Good Success appeared to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres at her Conceptionist Convent in Quito. She delivered a very serious message for Ecuador and for the world. She even actually gave mother Mariana a message that was for the generation we are in now. She told her: “ Unbridled passions will give way to a total corruption of customs because Satan will reign through Masonic sects, targeting children in particular to ensure general corruption. The sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ and the church, will be thoroughly attacked and profaned. Masonry, then reigning, will enact iniquities laws aimed at extinguishing this sacrament. They will make it easy for all to live in sin…The sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed, and despised, for in this both the church and God Himself are oppressed and reviled, since He is represented by His priests.Unhappy times will come when those who should fearlessly defend the rights of the church will instead, blinded despite of the light, give their hand to the church’s enemies, and do their bidding. But when evil seems triumphant and when authority abuses its power, committing all manner of injustice and oppressing the weak, their ruin shall be near. They will fall and crash to the ground. Then the church, joyfully and triumphantly reawakens.”

Source: Prophecies of Our Lady of Good Success About Our Times-TFP.org, www.tfp.org/

Our Lady of Manaoag, Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines 1610

A middle-aged man walking home from work was consumed with worry about the safety of his family and his farm because of raids from nearby villages. He thought about being told by priests to trust in the mother of God. As he began thinking of that he saw a light which he ignored and kept walking he then heard Mary call to him. She said: “ Son, I want a church built here in my honor.  My children shall relieve many favors in this place.” Overjoyed by the heavenly visit he ran home to tell his family. Soon pilgrims began to flock to the place. When people asked where they were going they would say Dimad Apo Ya Mantataoa. Which means She who calls. This phrase was eventually condensed into the word; Manaoag which is called today. A chapel was eventually built which was later replaced by a church.

Source: The Miracle Hunter : Marian Apparitions::Manaoag, Philippines (1610), www.miraclehunter.com/

Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, Kevelaer, Germany 1640

Visionary Hendrik Busman, a traveling salesman, stopped to pray at a cross placed alongside the road he was walking down. He heard Mary say; “Here thou shalt build me a chapel.” He saw nobody and continued on his way. On his way back he heard the same request in the same spot along the road. He was poor and felt that he would never be able to build a chapel but he started saving money for that purpose. Meanwhile, he heard the request a third time. Then his wife received a dream about a chapel and an image that she had seen two soldiers carrying that she had wanted to buy but didn’t have the money. After telling her husband Hendrick decided to go to the parish priest. The priest started having the chapel built according to Mrs. Busman’s dream. She also found the soldier and bought the image from them. The image was a small portrait of Our Lady Of Luxembourg Comforter of the Afflicted. People began flocking to their homes to venerate the image immediately. Once the chapel was finished the image was enshrined there many cures have been attributed to that image.

Source: Kevelaer | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of the Willow Tree, Vinay, France 1649

The visionary Pierre Port-Combet was a former Catholic now Calvinist, married to a Catholic woman. He forbade his children to go to mass but his wife went. He enjoyed working on Sundays and Marian holidays. On the Feast of the Annunciation in 1649, he pretended to prune a willow tree along a road that he knew people walked down to get to mass. He began to stab a willow tree as his wife was walking by on her way to mass. It began to bleed profusely. His wife seeing the blood ran to his side to see if he had been hurt. She saw the blood coming from the tree. She tried stabbing the tree herself but it did not bleed. Another man on his way to mass as well had seen this and he also tried stabbing the tree but nothing happened. Word got to the local bishop who thought that this was a warning from heaven for Pierre. His Calvinist friends encouraged him to ignore it. On the feast of the Annunciation seven years later, while working in his field Pierre saw the Virgin Mary. She said: “ Where does the heretic live that cut the willow tree? Does he want to be converted?’ Pierre mumbled and stammered. Mary said: “ Do you think that I do not know that you are a heretic? Realize your end is at hand. If you do not return to the true faith, you will be cast into hell. But if you change your beliefs I will protect you before God. Tell people to pray to advantage, not to neglect the source of graces that God in his mercy has made available to them.”

Source: Our Lady of the Willow Tree, Vinay | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of Eternal AId, Querrien, France 1652

 On August 15, 1652 a 12 year old named Jeanne Courtel was tending sheep. She had been deaf and mute since her birth. The girl was instantly cured by the appearance of our Lady. She heard Mary say: “I choose this place to be honored. Build for me a chapel in the middle of this village and many people will come.” She also told her that a statue that St Gall  made of her could be found in a nearby pond. The shrine formerly in that place had been destroyed in the 6th century. Informed by this the villagers were able to recover the statue in perfect condition even after centuries. A chapel in her honor was completed by 1556.

Source: Eternal Aid, Quirrien | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of Happy Meeting, Le Laus, France 1664

Benedicta Rancurel  was a young girl who had to take employment after her father died. She began tending sheep. One day she encountered St Maurice who told her that she was to go to a certain spot where she would meet Mary. She met Mary there who was holding the baby Jesus. She would see Jesus and Mary for the rest of her life. She became a stigmatist and was given five visions of the passion of Christ. Her main mission given to her by Mary was to have a church and a house for priests built there. The purpose of it was to have a spot for people to come and have their confessions heard to help draw them to deeper conversion. Mary told her the oil from the lamp in the church would heal and instructed her on how to heal the sick with the oil.

Source: The Miracle Hunter : Marian Apparitions::Laus, www.miraclehunter.com/

Our Lady of Las Lajas, Guitara Canyon,Columbia 1754

In 1754 Maria Mueses de Quinones and her daughter Rosa were caught in a storm. Her daughter Rosa was a deaf-mute she was able to talk when she caught sight of Mary. She told her mother “the mestiza is calling me…” Maria did not see Mary but she believed her daughter and they ran to tell the people in the village. A few months later Rosa died. Maria decided to bring her daughter’s body back to the cave. Maria saw the blessed mother holding Jesus and Rosa was restored to health. As they were leaving the cave she saw the image of Mary holding Jesus and St Francis and St Anthony burned into the rock.

Source: The Miracle Hunter :  Marian Apparitions::La Vang, www.miraclehunter.com/

Our Lady of La Vang, Quang Tri Vietnam, 1798

Many Christians were fleeing persecution and collecting in the jungles near Quang Tri, Vietnam. Many people were starving and dying from exposure and jungle sickness. One night they were all given an apparition of Mary appearing in Vietnamese traditional dress and holding the baby Jesus. She comforted them and told them about the leaves of a certain tree which could be boiled to make a medicine to cure the jungle sickness. She told them all who came to pray there would have their prayers answered. A shrine was built there and even today there is a large church to commemorate the visit of Our lady of La Vang.

Source: The Miracle Hunter :  Marian Apparitions::La Vang, www.miraclehunter.com/

Our Lady of Lichen, Poland 1813, 1850

In 1813 Mary appeared to a soldier who was lying in a field after a battle injured after a battle. She healed him and asked him to find an image of her likeness and place it in a public place for the faithful to venerate. She was wearing a gold veil and crown with a red dress and holding a white eagle. The symbol of Poland. He located an image in 1836 and placed it in the woods to be venerated. In 1850 a man, Mikola Sitatka, was walking by the tree that Tomasz had put the image on when she appeared to him. She called for conversion, penance, and prayer. She told him that war would come and a Cholera epidemic. She said: “When hard days will come, those who will come in front of this picture and pray and do penance, will not die. Whenever this nation will come to me and ask for help, I will help, I will never leave this nation, and I will protect this nation, and I will clasp this nation to my heart like I did with this white eagle. The picture should be placed in a better place, a more proper place, and publicly venerated. The pilgrims from all over Poland will come to the picture, and they will find consolation in their distress. I reign for my nation forever. On this place will be built a magnificent church for my veneration. If people will not build this church the angels will build it.” The church was built. Everyone who came there and prayed during the Cholera epidemic was healed.

Source: Our Lady of Lichen, Poland, 1813 & 1850 | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info/

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Paris, France 1830

Catherine Laboure was a postulant of her order when she received several visitations from the Virgin Mary where she was told of some terrible troubles to come for France and  was shown an image of the Miraculous medal and asked to have it made and given out to the faithful. Mary told her; “ The times are evil. Sorrows will come upon France, the throne will be overthrown. The cross will be thrown down and trampled. The Archbishop will be stripped of his clothes. Blood will flow in the street. The side of our Lord will be pierced anew. The whole world will be afflicted with tribulation.” The virgin appeared sad and could hardly continue to speak as she told her. She also said; “ Come here to the foot of this altar, graces will be spread over those who ask for them with confidence and fervor.”  Troubles did indeed start for France the very next week the French Revolution broke out.  In another vision she was shown the front and reverse template for the Miraculous Medal that Mary wished her to have made and distributed to the faithful. Catherine saw Mary standing on a globe with her right foot crushing a serpent. She was told that the globe represented everyone in the world. Beautiful rays of light streamed from her hands. She was told that these are the graces that are poured out on those who ask for them. Catherine also saw the words in gold. “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” On the reverse side she saw a cross with an M below it. Below that the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. The medal was edged in twelve stars representing the apostles. Mary told Catherine that those who wear it with confidence will receive abundant graces.

Source:  apparitions and the Miraculous Medal | Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, www.chapellenotredamedelamedaillemiraculeuse.com

Our Lady of the Miracle, Rome, Italy 1842

A young Jewish man, Alphonse Ratisbonne, was befriended by a Catholic man. Alphonse’s Catholic friend asked him to wear a miraculous medal. He got others to pray for Alphonse as well. On 1/20/1842 Alphonse was waiting for his friend in a church while his friend conducted some business. There Alphonse saw Mary as she appeared in the Miraculous Medal. He was immediately converted. He eventually became a priest. He had a desire to convert his fellow Jews to the faith. He followed his mission for the rest of his life.

Source:  Alphonse Ratisbonne 1842, www.miraclehunter.com

Our Lady of La Salette, Grenoble, France 1846

September 19,1846 Our lady appeared to two Children crying she said: “If my people do not wish to submit themselves, I am forced to let go of the arm of my Son. It is so heavy and weighs me down so much I can no longer keep hold of it. I have suffered all the time for the rest of you! If I do not wish my Son to abandon you, I must take it upon myself to pray for this continually and the rest of you think little of this. In vain will will you pray, in vain will you act. I gave you six days to work, and the seventh I kept for myself, and no one wishes to grant it to me. This is what weighs down the arm of my Son so much. Those who drive carts cannot speak without putting the name of my Son in the middle. These are two things which weigh down the arm of my Son so much. If the harvest is spoiled it is all on your account. I gave you a warning with the potatoes, but you did not heed it. On the contrary, when you found the potatoes spoiled you took the name of my Son in vain. They will continue to decay and by Christmas none will be left… A great famine will come, but before the famine will come children under 7 years of age will be seized with trembling and will die in the hands of those who hold them, the rest will do penance by the famine…If they repent the stones and rocks will be be turned into wheat and the potatoes will self sow.” Do you say your prayers, my children? You must be sure to say them well morning and evening. Only a few aged women go to mass, the rest do not go all summer then in the winter, not having anything to do, they go to mass only to mock religion. During lent they go to the meat market like dogs.”

Source: The Message of La Salette, www.lasalette.org

Our Lady of Lourdes, Lourdes, France 1858

Our Lady appeared to the 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous a series of 18 times beginning on February 11, 1858. The main message being that she told Bernadette; “I am the Immaculate Conception.” The dogma of the Immaculate Conception had been defined in 1854 by the pope. When she told her parish priest the name she was given, Immaculate Conception, he finally believed what she had told him and who it was that was appearing to Bernadette. Bernadette was told to: pray for poor sinner and also penance, penance, penance. She was asked by Mary to wash in the spring and eat some of the plants that were there. There was only muddy ground there so the girl dug in the soil and ate the plants and washed in the “spring” which was, at that point, just mud.  When she did this a miraculous spring appeared which has healed many sick pilgrims who come to Lourdes every year since that time. Bernadette was told  by Mary that, “She could not make her happy in this life, but only in the next.” Bernadette became a nun. She developed tuberculosis and died at 33.

Source:  The apparitions, www.lourdes-france.org

Our Lady of Good Help, Champion, Wisconsin USA 1859

Mary appeared to Adele Brise in 1859 on the grounds of the Champion Shrine in what was then called Robinsonville, Wisconsin. This is the only approved apparition of Our Lady in the United States. She was told by Mary to: “Make a general confession, pray and offer communion for the conversion of sinners. “ She was also instructed to: “ Gather children in the wild country and teach them what they need to know for their salvation.”  “ Teach the children the catechism, how to make the sign of the cross, and how to approach the sacraments. Go and fear nothing, I will help you.” Later when a forest fire was raging in the area the people ran with their children and animals to the shrine to pray for help. They prayed the rosary and processed around the shrine and implored the help of Our Lady. The rains came and put the fire out, the people were saved.

Source: Adele’s Story | The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, www.championshrine.org

Our Lady of Hope, Pointmein, France 1871

In 1871 in France there was an apparition of Mary seen in the sky at first only by some young boys. Later by a total of 8 children. 60 villagers were present.  They said the rosary and sang the Magnificat. Mary said: “Pray my children.” The news arrived that the Prussian soldiers were headed toward their village. She said: “God will hear you in a little while. My Son permits himself to be moved.” Later the villagers heard that the Prussian soldier saw Madonna in the sky and told their commander that “Madonna is guarding the country and forbidding us to advance! We can go no further, an invisible Madonna is barring the way.” The Prussians retreated and abandoned the country.

Source: Hope, Pontmain, France, 1871 | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info

Our Lady of St Bauzille De La Sylve, Herault, France 1873

A 30 year old young man named Auguste Arnaud went to Sunday mass on June 8, 1873 but then later he went to work in his vineyard. He was taking a break when Mary appeared to him and said: “I am the Blessed Virgin Mary, do not be afraid. You have a disease of the vine. You left St Bauzille. We must celebrate his feast on the day it falls. Next Thursday you must go in procession to St Anthony and hear mass. In two weeks you must go in procession to Notre Dame…You must place a cross here, changing it later to another. Come in procession each year”. Auguste carried out her requests. She appeared again and said: “ Do not work on Sundays. Blessed is he who believes and unhappy the man who does not believe. You must go to Our Lady of Gignac in procession with your whole family.”

Source: Our Lady of St. Bauzille de la Sylve, France, 1873 | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info

Our Lady of Sheshan, China 1863

Our Lady of Sheshan is not an apparition but rather a place of pilgrimage in a mountainside area of a suburb of Shanghai, China. There is a basilica there that attracts many pilgrims. The shrine houses the image of Our Lady of Sheshan which is an image based on the image of Our Lady Help of Christians. In 1863 Jesuit priests fled there during persecution. They bought a rundown Buddhist temple and prayed to the Blessed Mother for protection if they put a shrine there.  Her motherly protection was granted. The church still stands even though it was damaged during the cultural revolution and even taken over by the Communists. Eventually, the basilica was returned to the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict even composed a prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan.

Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan

Virgin Most Holy and Mother of the Incarnate Word, and our mother venerated in the shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan under the title of Help of Chrisitians. The entire church looks to you with devout affection. We come before you today to implore your protection. Look upon the people of God and with a Mother’s care guide them along the paths of love and truth, so that we may be a leaven of harmonious coexistence among our neighbors….Amen

Sources: Chinese Rally Around Our Lady of She-Shan- The Tablet, www.thetablet.org/.

World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, 24 May 2008 – Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan

(May 15, 2008) | Benedict XVI, www.vatican.va/.

The All Merciful Mother, Our Lady of Pellevoisin, France 1876

The seer was a 33 year old dying woman named Estelle Faguette who was later cured by Mary. Mary said to her: “I am all merciful and have great influence over my Son. What distresses me most is the lack of respect for my Son. Publish my glory.” Estelle was not sure how to fulfill her mission given by Mary. Mary appeared again wearing a scapular of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She told her: “I love this devotion.” Estelle realized that she should promote devotion to the Sacred Heart and use the model of the white scapular worn by Mary. She told Estelle to go to her bishop and bring him a model of the new scapular. Mary said: “Tell him to help you with all his power, and that nothing would be more agreeable to me than to see this badge on each of my children, in respiration for the outrages that my Son suffers in the sacrament of His love. See the graces I pour out on those who wear it with confidence, and who make it known.”

Source: Pellevoisin | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info

The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, Gietrzwald, Poland 1877

13 year old Justyna Szafrynska saw the Virgin Mary appear on her way home from church. It was a time of persecution of the Polish language and Catholic faith by the Germans in that region of Prussia. Justyna saw her on a throne studded with pearls and holding the baby Jesus. She asked Mary what she wanted. Mary replied: “I want you to pray the rosary daily.” When Justyna asked her who she was she said: ‘I am the  Blessed Virgin Mary of  Immaculate Conception.” She continued to appear during the daily rosary there. Justyna’s friend Barbara Samulowska also saw Mary. Justyna asked her if the priests would be able to come back to the parishes of Warmia and the faith would cease to be persecuted. She replied that they would and the persecution would let up if people prayed the rosary.

Source:  Our Lady of Gietrzwald:  Poland’s only approved Marian appearance, www.aleteia.org

Our Lady of Knock, Knock, County Mayo, Ireland 1879

On a rainy night, August 21, 1879 outside of a church in County Mayo Ireland a group of 15 people witnessed a silent apparition that lasted for more than two hours. They saw the Virgin Mary, St Joseph, and St John the evangelist. They also saw a lamb standing before a cross on an altar. A witness named Patrick Hill, a boy aged 11, said that they looked alive, and if he approached them they seemed to move back closer to the church wall.  Pilgrim began coming to the site in great numbers, many of the sick were cured. In a time of famine and hardship, this apparition was a great comfort to the faithful Irish people.

The Hail Mary in Irish

Sé do bheath́a Mhuire, atá lan de ghrasta, tá an Tiarna leat.

Is beannaithe thú idir mná agus is beannaithe toradh do bhruinne losa.

A Naomh Mhuire, mháthair Dé, guí orainn na peacaithe, anois is ar uair ar mbás. Amen

Sources: The Miracle Hunter : Marian Apparitions::Knock, www.miraclehunter.com


Our Lady of Sorrows, Castelpetroso, Italy 1888

On March 22, 1888 Fabiana Ciccino 35 and Serafina Valentino 34 were shepherding sheep when all of the sudden Fabiana saw an apparition of the Pieta. Mary was dressed in a red dress with a dark veil. She was kneeling with outstretched arms praying to God as her son lay next to her on the ground, dead. She had seven bleeding wounds from the seven swords of Our Lady of Sorrows. Fabiana was shocked and cried, she told Serafina and they ran home crying. Later on April 1, 1888 Serafina witnessed the same apparition at the same spot where Mary first appeared. Later 4000 people came to the spot, a child and a non-believer were able to see Mary. A priest, Don Luigi Ferraro, who did not believe the people came to visit the site and also saw Mary. Many coming to the place were healed including a child healed of muteness.

Source: Our Lady of Sorrows, Castelpetroso, Italy 1888 | Divine Mysteries and Miracles,


Our Lady of China, Dong Lu, Hebei, China 1990, 1995

An apparition that was seen by many in a small Christian village of about 1,000 people during the Boxer Rebellion. The priest, Father Wu, prayed to Mary for her protection during an attack during the Christian persecution of the Boxer Rebellion. Mary was seen in the sky by the villagers and the soldiers who came to attack the village. The soldiers saw fiery horsemen in the sky coming after them and fled in terror, the village was spared. Fr Wu built a church in her honor and commissioned a portrait to be painted of her in Imperial Chinese robes based on the ones worn by the Empress Ci Xi in a painting. This was then enshrined in the church. On May 23, 1995 30,000 Catholics gathered in the church for a mass in honor of Our Lady Help of Christians. Twice during the liturgy people noticed the miracle of the sun in the sky above the church.

Source: The Miracle Hunter:  Marian Apparitions::Dong Lu, www.miraclehunter.com

Our Lady of Fatima, Fatima,Portugal, 1917

Mary appeared to three children in Fatima Portugal on May 13, 1917, but before she appeared to the children they were visited by an angel in 1916. The children Lucy Dos Santos age 10 and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta age 9 and 7 were tending sheep and playing when the angel appeared to them and said: “Make of everything you can a sacrifice and offer it to God as an act of reparation for sin by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners.” When Mary appeared the next year she asked the children to pray the rosary daily and to make sacrifices for poor sinners. She asked for the pope to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart in union with the bishops of the world. This would result in  the conversion of Russia and would stop Russia from spreading her errors throughout the world. She also asked for the people to make the First Saturday Devotion on five consecutive first Saturdays of the month. A miracle was promised on her last apparition of October 13, 1917. She appeared and it had been raining all night and the ground was very muddy and the people were all wet. After the apparition, the ground and all the people were totally dry. The crowd also witnessed the miracle of the Sun which was photographed at the time. Many of the sick were cured.

Source: See How She Loves Us by Joan Carroll Cruz,TAN Books, 2012, pp. 163-167.

Beloved Lady of Victory, Wigratzbad, Germany 1919,1938

In 1919 Antoine Radler was visited by the Virgin Mary she put her hands on her and immediately healed her of the Spanish Flu. Later Antoine was visited by the Gestapo in her father’s shop. She was ordered to take down a painting of the Virgin Mary in the shop and replace it with one of Hitler. She refused to take down the picture she also refused to say Heil Hitler. For her resistance to them she was persecuted by the Nazis but saved when they attempted to kill her by a mysterious man on a bike who she felt had been her guardian angel. For her refusal to honor Hitler, Antoine was put in prison. In gratitude for her life being spared her parents built a small grotto to honor Mary in their garden. Twice Antoine received the message: “Beloved Lady of Victory, conceived without sin, pray for us.” A chapel was built and a woman named Cecilia was praying inside when suddenly she was transported to the grotto. She said to her: “ Build me a chapel here. I shall crush the head of the infernal serpent with my feet. People will come here in large numbers, I will pour flowing graces over them. St Joseph, St Anthony and the souls in Purgatory will assist Antoine.” Mary told her to go and adore my Son in the blessed sacrament. Cecilia said where? Suddenly a chapel appeared and an altar with a beautiful monstrance spreading rays of light in all directions. Antoine was released from prison on December 18, 1941.

Source:  The Miracle Hunter:  Marian Apparitions::Wigratzbad, Germany 1919, 1936,


Immaculate Heart of Mary, Tuy, Spain 1917

On July 13, 1917 Sister Lucia, who in her youth was once of the visionaries at Fatima, saw a vision of the Holy Trinity and Mary. Mary was holding her Immaculate Heart in her left hand, but instead of her heart having a crown of roses or a sword it was surrounded by a crown of thorns. Mary said to Sister Lucia: “ The moment has come when God asks the Holy Father to make the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, in union with all the bishops of the world, promising to save Russia by this means. The souls that the Justice of God condemns for the sins against me are so numerous that I have come to ask for repairation. Make sacrifices for this intention and pray.” The consecration was not done and in November the communist revolution in Russia began.

Source: www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/misc/BVM/31_PONTEVEDRA_96x96.pdf


The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pontevedra, Spain 1925-1926

On December 10, 1925 Sister Lucia had become a Dorthean Sister. Mary appeared to her in her convent in Pontevedra Spain. Then again Mary appeared on February 15, 1926 at Pontevedra. In December Lucia saw Mary with the child Jesus at her right side and holding in her left hand her Immaculate Heart surrounded by thorns. Jesus said to Sister Lucia: “Have compassion for the Heart of your Blessed Mother, which is covered with thorns that ungrateful people stick there every moment, without anyone making an act of reparation to remove them. Our Lady then said: ‘“Look my daughter at my heart surrounded with thorns that ungrateful people drive in me with blasphemies and ingratitude every moment. At least you seek to console me. I promise to assist at the hour of death, with all the graces necessary for the salvation of their souls, all those who for five consecutive months, on the first Saturday will go to confession, receive Holy Communion and recite a rosary with the intention of alleviating my suffering.” Lucia wondered why five? Mary answered: “ My daughter, the reason is simple, there are five kinds of offenses and blasphemies to my Immaculate Heart.”

  1. The blasphemy against her Immaculate Conception
  2. Against her perpetual virginity.
  3. Against her divine maternity with refusing to recognize her as the mother of humanity.
  4. Those who publicly try to instill in the hearts of children indifference, disdain and even hatred toward the Immaculate Heart.
  5. Those who outrage her directly in her image.

The Lord then said: “They did not want to listen to my request like the King of France, they will repent of it and they will do it, but it will be late. Russia will already have spread her errors in the world causing wars and persecutions against the church. The holy Father will have much to suffer.”

Source:  www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/misc/BVM/31_PONTEVEDRA_96x96.pdf


The Virgin with the Golden Heart, Beauraing, Belgium 1932

Five children witnessed this apparition ages 9-15.  When she appeared they were thrown on their knees, but this did not cause harm to the children. She appeared more than thirty times over a two year period. At first nobody believed the children, even the nuns who taught at the school they attended. At first the apparitions were silent but when she did speak she said: I shall convert the sinners.  I am the Queen of Heaven and Mother of God, pray Always.” On Dec 29 the children saw a heart surrounded by rays of light. People  then called her: “ the Mother with the Golden Heart.”

Source:  Apparitions::Beauraing, www.miraclehunter.com

The Virgin of the Poor, Banneux, Belgium 1933

In 1933 an 11 year old girl named Mariette Beco sees a beautiful young woman in the front yard of her home. She beacons for the girl to come out, but Mariette’s mother who cannot see Mary does not allow the girl to open the door. The next day the girl went out to pray and Mary appeared. Mary motioned for her to follow and she led Mariette to a nearby stream, she told her: “ This stream is for me.” The third day of the apparition she told Mariette that: “ This stream is for all nations…it is for the sick.” She also told her that she would like a small chapel built for her and that: “I come to relieve suffering.” Her parting words on the last apparition were: ” I am the Mother of the Saviour, Mother of God, Pray much. Adieu.”

Source: Apparitions::Banneux, www.miraclehunter.com

Our Lady of Heede, Queen of the Poor Souls in Purgatory, Germany 1937-1940

 Mary appeared to four girls aged 11-15 years named Margaret, Greta, Anna and Susanna. During one apparition Margaret asked her how she liked to be invoked, she responded,  “As Queen of the Holy Souls.” Then Margaret asked what prayer she would like to be honored with; she responded, “In the litany of Lauentanas.” The apparitions took place during the time that Hitler ruled Germany. The Nazis were not supportive of the apparitions calling them “superstitious nonsense”.  The girls were harassed by the Nazis, they were arrested and forbidden to return to the original place of the apparition. They were put in a mental institution and later released. During the war they were forced to work as nurses by the Nazis. Many of their patients were healed.  Mary told them the patients with the right intentions would be healed. The girls were given a message for Pius XII. The main messages of the apparitions at Heede  were to pray, and say the rosary for the conversion of poor sinners.

 In 1945, Jesus appeared to the Greta Gansforth and said, “Men do not listen to My voice, they harden their heart, they resist My grace, they do not wish to have anything to do with My mercy, My love,My merits: mankind is worse than before the deluge. Mankind is suffocating in sin. Hatred and greed rule their hearts. This is the work of the devil. They live in great darkness, Through the wounds that bled, mercy will again gain victory over justice. My faithful souls should not be asleep now like the disciples on Mt. Olivet. They should pray without ceasing and gain all they can for themselves and for others.”

Sources: Apparitions::  Heede, Germany, www.miraclehunter.com/.

See How She Loves Us, by Joan Carroll Cruz, TAN Books, 2012, p. 193.

Our Lady of Sorrows, La Codosera, Chandavila, Spain 1945

On May 27, 1945 a ten year old girl named Marcelina Barroso Exposito and her cousin Augustina were walking through the area called the Codosera on their way home. Marcelina saw the Virgin Mary dressed in a black dress and veil. Her dress sparkled. She looked sad. Marcelina realized that she had come as Our Lady of Sorrows as she had seen in a picture before. The two cousins ran home to tell their parents and others in the village. The next day she returned and Mary was there. Mary  told her to return the next day with the people of her village. The next day Marcelina was asked to make a penance by crawling on the ground 100 feet to the Chestnut tree where Mary was appearing. She told her not to be afraid even though the ground was rocky that she would protect her.  The girl did as Mary requested. After the vision was over Marcelina had sustained no injury from her actions. Mary kissed her on the forehead during the apparition and asked her if she would like to join her in heaven. She told Marcelina that she would like a chapel built on that spot which later was done. More pilgrims began coming to the site. One of them was a 17 year old named Afra Blanca Brigade who also was able to see the Virgin Mary. In one apparition both girls received the message that she would like a chapel built there. She told Afra that she would have much to suffer. Afra later received a vision of the passion of our Lord and the wounds of the stigmata.

Source: Our Lady of Sorrow, La Colosera, Spain, 1945, www.divinemysteries.info

Thrice Admirable Queen, Mother and Mediatrix of All Graces, Marienfried, Germany 1946

To the visionary the Blessed Virgin Mary said, “I am the powerful Mediatrix of Graces. As the world can only find mercy through the sacrifice of the Son with the Father, so you can only find favor with the Son through my intercession. Christ is so unknown because I am not known. Because the nations reject His Son, the Father poured out His cup of wrath upon them. It is true that the world was consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, but this consecration has been a fearful responsibility for many men. I demand that the world live this consecration. I am the sign of the Living God. I place my sign on the foreheads of my children. (Those who consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart). The star (Lucifer) will persecute the Sign, but my Sign will conquer the star. Have unreserved confidence in my Immaculate Heart! Believe that I am able to do everything with my Son. Substitute my Immaculate Heart in place of your sinful hearts. Then it will be I who draw the power of God, and the love of the Father will renew the fullness of Christ in you. Fulfill my request so that Christ may reign as the King of Peace. The world will have to drain the cup of wrath to the dregs because of the countless sins through which His Heart is offended. The star will rage more violently than ever and will cause frightful destruction because he knows his time is short, and because he sees that many have gathered around my sign. Over these he has no spiritual power, although he will kill the body of many, but through these sacrifices, my power to lead the remnant host to victory will increase. Some have already allowed my sign to be impressed on them, their number will increase. I want to tell you, children, that the very cross of those days is a grace. Pray and make sacrifices for sinners. Offer yourselves and your works to the Father through me, and put yourselves at my disposal without reserve. Pray the rosary. Pray not so much for external things-weightier things are at stake in these times. Expect no signs or wonders, I shall be active as the powerful Mediatrix in secret. After this, the devil will be possessed of such power that those who are not firmly established in me will be deceived. There is a time coming when you will stand in this place all alone and will be frightfully calumniated because the devil knows how to deceive men… The devil has power over all people who do not trust in my heart. Wherever people substitute their sinful hearts for my Immaculate Heart the devil has no power but he will persecute my children they will be despised but he can do them no harm. In secret shall I work marvels in souls until the required number of victim souls will be filled. Upon you it depends to shorten the days of darkness. Your blood and your sacrifices shall destroy the image of the beast. Then I can manifest myself to the world for the glory of the Almighty. Choose my sign, so that the triune God may be adored and honored.”

Source: The Miracle Hunter:  Marian Apparitions::Marienfried, www.miraclehunter.com/.

Our Lady of Prayer, L’Ile Bouchard, France 1947

After WWII France was plagued with great unrest. Communists in their country caused acts of sabotage and strikes. There were food shortages and economic instability. There was great civil unrest caused by the communist sympathizers against the supporters of General De Guille. In the midst of these woes on December 8, 1947 the Feast of the Immaculate Conception four girls aged 7-12 went into a church to pray. They saw a vision of the Annunciation, Mary standing with the angel Gabriel who was kneeling by her with a flower in his hand.  Mary said to the girls: “ Tell the children to pray for France, her need is very great.” On December 9 Mary said to the girls: “Pray for France which in these days is in great danger. Pray and make sacrifices. Pray the rosary.”

Source: Our Lady of Prayer, L’Ile Bouchard, France – Paroisses & Sanctuaire Ile Bouchard,


Our Lady of Garabandal, San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain 1961-1965

Mary appears to four girls in the village of Garabandal. The girls Conchita, Mari Cruz, Mari Loli and Jacinta were all around 12 years old.  On June 18, 1961 the girls were together and while

walking the girls encounter an angel who appeared as a child around nine years old. Frightened, they ran and told the priest. The townspeople along with the priest accompanied them the next day as they went  back to the spot where they encountered the angel and prayed the rosary. The girls saw the angel again. The townspeople and priests saw the girls in ecstasy. On July 1, 1961 St Michael the archangel appeared to them announcing that the Blessed Virgin Mary would come the next day. In all the girls had around 2,000 apparitions. Among the most important messages Mary relayed: “We must make many sacrifices, perform many penances and visit the blessed sacrament frequently. But first, we must lead good lives. If we do not, a chastisement will befall us. The cup is already filling up, and if the people do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us.”  another very serious one was as follows:…”Before the cup was filling up, now it is overflowing. Many cardinal, many bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. If you ask his forgiveness with sincere hearts, he will pardon you. I, your mother, through the intercession of St Michael the Archangel ask you to amend your lives. You are now receiving the last warning…” Mary also revealed that there would only be two more popes after Paul VI and one would have a very short reign. She said that this did not mean it would be the end of the world. Mary told them humanity would have a warning and be shown the condition of their souls at that time. Following the warning there would be a miracle in the pines at Garabandal which could be seen and photographed. The chastisement was conditional and could be avoided if the world repented but if it did not repent the world would be punished for its many sins. Interestingly,  the Blessed Mother gave the girls a vision of the coming  great Tribulation. She told the girls that communism would return. And make one final attempt at world domination. The church would go through a great trial and be on the point of perishing. Priests would have to go into hiding. However, priests in the church that are communists themselves would spread confusion and the people would not know right from wrong. The warning will occur when the situation will be at its worst. The warning will come when you see that mass cannot be celebrated freely anymore.

Sources: Garabandal | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info

Garabandal’s Prophecy About Communism – Garabandal Australia, www.garabandal.com.au

Our Lady of Zeitoun, Our Lady of Light, Zeitoun Cairo, Egypt 1968-1971

In 1924, a wealthy businessman, named Kalil Abraham, was planning to develop a piece of land in Zeitoun into a hotel. Soon thereafter he received a dream from the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary told him in the dream to make that land into a church named in her honor instead and a miracle would occur there.  Local Christians maintained that this land was holy ground because tradition said it was the place where the Holy Family had lived while in Egypt. Accordingly, Mr. Abraham built St. Mary’s church at this location and on April 2, 1968 and just as the Virgin had said a miracle took place. The Virgin Mary appeared walking on the dome of the church at night. She was glowing with light wearing a blue gown and a red mantle. So astonished were two Muslim men, who were among the initial witnesses, that they ran for help thinking there was a young woman trying to jump off the roof of the church. The phenomenon continued over a period of about two years, and was seen by 2 to 3 million people. On April 9, 1968, thousands gathered outside the church to witness the miracle. The President of Egypt, Abdul Nasser, and the local bishop were among those in attendance. There had been religious tension in Egypt at the time and Mary’s appearances to all present, Christians and Muslims alike, seemed to soften the divisions. Many miracles were experienced by the witnesses regardless of ethnicity or religion.

Source: Episode 14:  Our Lady of Zeitoun; The Marian Apparition of Cairo, Egypt (1968-70) – Sacred Heart Catholic, www.sacredheartmedford.org

Our Lady of Akita, Akita-Shi, Japan 1973

A series of three messages were given to Sister Agnes Sasagawa. She, although deaf, heard a voice come from the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the convent chapel. Blessed Mary said, “ My daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior. As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priest nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate they will envy the dead. The only arms left for you will be the rosary and the sign my Son left. Each day recite the prayers of the rosary with the rosary pray for the pope, the bishops and the priests. The work of the devil will enter even into the church in such a way that people will see Cardinal opposing Cardinal, and bishop against bishop. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres…churches and altars will be sacked. The churches will be full of those who accept compromise and the demons will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demons will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity there will no longer be pardon for them…Pray very much the prayers of the rosary. I alone am able to save you from the calamities that approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved.”

Source: Our Lady of Akita, www.catholictradtion.org

Our Lady of Betania, Betania, Venezuela 1976-1990

The visionary was Maria Esperanza de Bianchini. At Betania Mary called herself; the Reconciler of People and Nations. She asked Maria to help promote prayer, conversion, sacrifice and to have a church built in that location. She said to Maria:” My little daughter, tell my children of all races, of all nations and of all religions that I love them. All of my children are the same. There do not exist rich ones or poor ones, ugly ones or beautiful ones, black ones or white ones…I come to gather all of them to help them to go up to the high mountain of Mount Zion to my fertile land of betania. In these times so that they can be saved. I love them…to the youth I am directing myself so that they will really serve me and make me happy…to save the world. Little daughter, you are beholding me with hands outstretched with graces and wrapped in the splendor of light to call all my children to conversion.” She also said: “Mankind is currently abusing the graces received and is moving toward perdition and if there is no change, he will succumb under fire, war and death. But I am being sent into the world by God to avert or mitigate such a cataclysm.”

Source: Betania, Venezuela | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info

Our Lady of Cuapa, Cuapa, Nicaragua 1980

Mary appeared to Bernardo Martinez requesting that the rosary be prayed by everyone daily in their homes. She said; “Love each other, fulfill your obligations, make peace, do not ask the Lord for peace, because if you do not make it there will be no peace. Renew the first five saturdays. You will receive many graces when you do this. Do not rush your prayers. Use bible passages that coordinate with the mysteries. If you do not change it will hasten the arrival of the third world war.”

Source: Cuapa, Nicaragua, 1980 | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info

Our Lady of Kibeho, Kibeho, Rwanda 1981

On November 28,1981 Mary appeared to 3 teenaged girls at their school. It was a time of tribal tension in Rwanda preceding the well known civil war. Mary told them unless people repented  the violence and hatred would spread throughout the country. Mary called herself; “ Nyina wa Jambo” which means, “Mother of the Word.” Mary asked the girls to pray to prevent a civil war. She said: “ If you do not repent and convert your hearts, you will fall into the abyss. The world is rebellious against God, it commits too many sins it has neither love nor peace.” On August 19, 1982 the girls saw visions of violence, death and destruction. In April of 1994 the dictator Juvenal Habyarimana was assassinated this triggered a civil war which killed over 800,000 people in Rwanda.

Source: Our Lady of Kibeho, Rwanda, Africa, 1981-1989 | Divine Mysteries and Miracles


Our Lady of Medjugorje, Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina 1981

On June 24, 1981 six children in the village of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Hercegovina saw the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is appearing to three of them daily still today. They receive messages for the public. Each one is told ten secrets by the virgin. The secrets are for the world, their locality or personal. When each receives all ten secrets there will be three warnings given to the world. A priest will announce the warning 3 days before it is to occur. Once the first one comes the other two will follow soon afterward. After the warnings a permanent sign will be visible from the mountain there. Mary warns us: “You faithful must not wait for the sign to convert, convert soon. This is a time of grace for you…” Mary gives us five weapons to help us in our daily battle against sin. These are to recite the rosary daily, to fast on Wednesdays and Fridays, to read the bible daily, to go to confession monthly and to attend mass as often as you can.

Source: Overview of Medjugorje, www.medjugoje.org

Mary of the Rosary of San Nicolas, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1983

On September 28, 1983 Gladys De Motta noticed that her rosary beads were glowing. She ran to tell her friends and they all saw the glowing beads. They all decided to start praying a daily rosary. Other groups started to pray the rosary daily as well. One day at prayer Gladys saw the Virgin Mary wearing a blue veil and pink gown with a rosary in her hand but she did not speak and then disappeared. Gladys asked her if She would like to be called Mary of the Rosary of San Nicholas because she resembled the image in their town? Mary finally replied: “It must be so. My wish is to be among you and cover you with blessing with peace and with joy. And to bring you closer to the Lord our God.” She gave her a prayer to say on nine consecutive days with the rosary that promises a blessing. The prayer states: Father deliver us from all evil with your holy wisdom, Lord, save us from all sin. In the name of all of us who love you, Lord, lead us on the right road. Amen. In another message Mary told Gladys: All humanity is contaminated. It does not know what it wants, and it is the evil one’s chance, but he will not be the winner. Jesus Christ will win the great battle, my daughter. You must not let yourselves be surprised; you must be alert. For this reason, daughter, I ask for so much prayer, so much obedience to God. I say this to the whole world.” In 1984 Mary said: Humanity is hanging by a thread. If this thread breaks, many will be those who do not reach salvation…Hurry, because time is running out.” She told her also: Do not disobey Jesus for his pure heart suffers if he sees you sin. The Lord wants you to be as perfect as you can. He does not want anyone to fall into the worldly temptations…” Also she said: “The Lord will answer those who repent for their bad behavior. The Lord says, “repent and I will forgive you”. She continues: “The enemy will not advance the hand of the Lord our God will stop him. When the time comes, He will uproot all evil, purify you and you will become good Christians. Glory be to God.” She further said: I want you to know I am coming into the world. You must strike a medal with my image and my words, Mary of San Nicholas. On the reverse side, the holy trinity with seven stars that represent the seven graces that Jesus wants to give those who wear this medal.” Gladys also received 68 messages from Jesus, in one of the last messages Jesus told Gladys: “Before the world was saved by means of Noah’s ark; today the ark is My Mother. Through her souls will be saved, because she will bring them towards me. He who rejects My Mother, rejects Me. Many are letting the graces of God pass by in these days.”

Source: Our Lady of the Rosary, San Nicolas, Argentina | Divine Mysteries and Miracles,


Our Lady of Shoubra, Mother of True Light, Cairo, Egypt 1986-1992

The apparitions of Mary appeared over a Coptic Orthodox Church in Shoubra called St Demiana the Martyr. On March 25, 1986 Our Lady started appearing on top of the church between the two towers. People saw her that lived nearby. Her appearances were preceded by several months of strange light seen over the church. Mary was seen on top of the church in white, blue or red light with a halo of light above her. Sometimes light was seen coming from inside the towers. Once a dove of light was seen to fly around the church. There were also appearances in the church. Once Mary appeared with St Demiana the Martyr.  Another time she appeared in the church next to the altar. Yet another time she appeared in the dome of the church next to a painting of her son.  Once a cross on the church was lit and shown with no light source. A girl who was blind in one eye was cured during a mass in the church. When she reached out her hands to a light coming from the veil on the altar. Coptic church officials that came to investigate the authenticity of the apparitions even were able to witness an apparition themselves.

Source: Mother of True Light | Divine Mysteries and Miracles, www.divinemysteries.info

Our Lady of Assiut, Assiut, Egypt 2000-2001

On August 17, 2000 Mary appeared on the roof of St Mark’s Church in Assiut, Egypt. She was luminous. There also were sightings of flying luminous doves and bright lights. Thousands of Egyptians flocked to the city to try and witness the phenomenon. The city formerly tense relations between the Muslims and Christians were reported to have improved by both counts.

Source: The Miracle Hunter: Marian Apparition:: Assiut, Egypt 2000, www.miraclehunter.com

Our Lady of El Warraq, Warraq Al-Hadar, Giza, Egypt 2009

Warraq Al-Haddar is an island in the Nile River near Cairo, Egypt. It was in December of 2009 when the Coptic Christians were participating in their Nativity fast and midnight praise of the Virgin Mary and the Incarnation. At 8:30 on that night a Muslim man noticed lights over the church of the Virgin Mary and St Michael the Archangel. At 1:00 am the Virgin Mary appeared. Bishop Theodosious described the vision by saying, “On Friday December 11, 2009 the Holy Virgin appeared in full height in luminous robes above the middle dome of the church, named after her. She was described as wearing a pure white dress with a royal blue belt. She had a crown on her head. The crosses on top of the domes and rowers of the church glowed brightly with light. Blessed Mary moved between the domes and on top of the church gate in between its two towers. All the local residents saw her! The apparition lasted from 1 am until 4 am. Many cameras and cell phones took pictures…”  By December 22, 2009 200,000 people had flocked to witness the apparitions. A 39 year old woman who was blind in her left eye, received her sight back.

Source: Warraq Al-Hadar, Egypt (2009) | Divine Mysteries and Miracles,