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Apparitions (1600 - 1699 A.D.)


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Visionary: Anton de Greef, SJ (+ 1636)

While was still a student in Bruges, Anton de Greef had given a vocational vow before a portrait of Mother in Heaven. The following night was a wonderful apparition of Mary that confirmed his vocational inspirations. Throughout his life, Father de Greef lived under the influence of this apparition. In 1636, he died in Nijmwegen (Netherlands), he was busily engaged with those infected with the plague and he became infected.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 143


Concepcion (Chile)

Visionary: Araucani tribe

Tradition says that the Madonna, painted a picture with shafts of light, miraculously came to life and left the chapel. She walked on a cloud over the camps that the Araucanians had made around Concepcion to besiege it. As soon as the Holy Virgin appeared by showing her disapproval of the besiegers with her shafts of light, they fled.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 143



Visionary: The Baron Marquard von Schwendi (1574-1634)

From his garden during the night, The Baron saw a light illuminating the majestic surrounding hills. He noted that this light, over time, acquired more and more traits of the Mother of God. Impressed by this sight, he built a church on the spot as she asked him to build a church in her honor. The temple was built in 1620 and is venerated Mariahilf icon in 1363, coming from the eponymous Slovak sanctuary.It later became a sanctuary and was entrusted to the Capuchin friars. The baron died in 1634.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 143



Visionary: St. Alphonsus Rodriguez (1531 - 1617)

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez was born in 1531 in Segovia and his business failed. After the death of his wife and his children, he had a mystical experience and entered as a lay brother in the Society of Jesus in Valencia. From 1572, he worked as a janitor in the Mount Zion College of Palma and he worked in an intense apostolic work and was a model of obedience and humility, maintained an attitude of tenderness toward others but he was strict with himself. His spirituality was characterized by the Ignatian exercises. At the request of his superiors, he wrote his memoirs. Alfonso had a mystical devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and often enjoyed the joy of an apparition of her Mother in Heaven. Madonna once said: "The love of all mothers cannot be compared to mine! Your love for me may not be related to my love for you." Alfonso died October 21, 1617. He was beatified in 1825 and canonized in 1888.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 143


Aljubarrota (Portugal)

Visionary: Catarina Anes (old poor woman)
Title: Our Lady of the Light

This apparition took place in the region of Aljubarrota, near Fátima.

The seeress was called Catarina Anes.  She was old and poor.  One day she went to look for kindling wood on the mountain to get warm.  In a place called Valley of God a Lady appeared to her and said:

"Catarina, do you want me to help you with your work."

She didn't believe what she had heard.  And she kept on gathering wood.  But then the Lady appeared to her again, this time accompanied by Santa Marta, whose chapel is nearby, and said:

"Catarina, follow me."

But the old woman still did not pay attention.  She didn't think all that was possible.  However, the Lady appeared to her a third time and declared:

"Come here, Catarina, and I will give you the key that you lost."

"But I lost the key in the woods.  How could you find it to give to me."

But the Lady had the key and she gave it to her.  Catarina decided to believe in the strange Lady and she followed her.

They walked and arrived at the foot of the mountain.  Our Lady ordered her to open a hole and helped her with her own hands.  From this hole sprang a beautiful and abundant spring of crystalline water.

This time Our Lady did not ask for a chapel, but said to the shepherdess. 

"Now go tell the people of this land that here they will find the cure for all their ills.


San Severino (Italiy)

On October 16, 1601 lights were purportedly observed around a shrine to the Virgin.

Source: Rosa Mystica No 35, 4


Brune (France)

Visionary: a Young Jesuit priest

The Virgin accompanied by St. James and St. John the Baptist appeared to a young Jesuit in the city.

Source: Dictionary of the Appartitions of the Virgin Mary. Laurentin p 134; P. Courcier, 346; Susseret, t. II, 1854, 242-3.


Aleth (Francia)

Visionary: a young man

In 1601, a young man was caught by a horrible vision of a "Ethiopian chopping a man to pieces". A "beautiful lady" then appeared to him:"One day you will run into in the hands of this man unless you change your behavior and do penance. "Shortly after, the Virgin dressed in white appeared to him in broad daylight and ask him to enter religious life.

Source: Dictionary of the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary p 66. (P. Courcier, 346 and Sausseret, t. II, 1854, 248)


Lampedusa (italy)

Title: Our Lady of Lampedusa
Andrea Anfossi

The birth of the sanctuary is linked to a popular history and especially in the figure of an inhabitant of the then village of Castellaro. It is said that the resident Andrea Anfossi - nicknamed "Gagliardo" - was, according to one version, in 1561 was captured by pirates Turks who attacked the country on that date; another version instead sees the protagonist fall into the hands of the Saracens and hunts them at sea. Enslaved by pirates and loaded onto a Turkish ship had then call in ' island of Lampedusa and, to cater for timber ship, the villager Andrea Anfossi is sent to the forests of the island and it is there that, in the midst of a blinding light , found a niche in a painting depicting the Virgin Mary . He looked forward to escaping from captivity, made ??from a tree trunk a makeshift boat and Marian a canvas sail to face the sea and open to return to his native land; The legend states that the Anfossi came on the Ligurian coast - near Arma, today fraction of Taggia - and then in Castellaro in 1602 . Here the village vowed to build a sanctuary, to thank Our Lady of the perilous journey, in the area called Costaventosa [1] . In 1619 the work was completed for the construction of the shrine by the inhabitants castellaresi. The solemn coronation took place in 1845 . Inside the sanctuary. The Madonna of Lampedusa are attributed, according to religious beliefs, some events miraculous healings such, cessation of natural disasters such as drought , and even the expulsion of herds of wolves hungry from the village of Castellaro.




Visionary: Benedict, a Capuchin friar (+1602)

Benedict, a Capuchin friar, was regarded by his colleagues and devotees a model of spirituality for the love of neighbor and demonstrated the spirit of penance. Shortly before his death, Mary appeared to him and laid him in her arms the Divine Child. Benedict also had some appearances of Christ, who revealed to him the pain of the crown of thorns.



Visionary: A young man

A young man of Verdun had a vision of Mary. She showed him a precious crown (crown of the sky) that the award would have been if he had entered a religious order and had led a spiritual life in service to others. This young man, deeply moved by this apparition, devoted himself to the devout life of penance, being always ready to serve. After a few years, the The Most Holy Virgin appeared again, infusing fresh courage, and consoling him from his anguish and pain, reminded him of the crown of heaven.

June 10, 1602

Monsummano Alto, Pistoia, Tuscany (Italy)

Visioanry: Rector
Title: Maria Santissima della Fontenova / Madonna del Piano

Tradition says that a second manifestation occurred on June 10, 1602, witnessed by the Rector and others. It is said that during the celebration of the Mass on July 7 of that same year, after an extended drought, the spring suddenly began to flow again, an event attributed to the intercession of Madonna del Piano. From that day forward, Madonna del Piano became known as Madonna della Fontenova (new fountain or spring). These events and the tremendous outpouring of devotion from the people came to the attention of Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando I de ‘Medici, who ordered that a shrine be built in honor of Our Lady. The first stone was laid December 30, 1602. Construction was completed in 1605.

Source: Mary in Our Life, Atlas of the Names and Titles of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Their Place in Marian Devotion

August 18, 1602


Visionaries: Many townspeople
Title: Mother of Sorrows

In broad daylight, many people saw a star in the sky from which flowed out three rays of light, then the "Mother of Sorrows" appeared: her face was marked by pain and was surrounded by bright arrows. All the witnesses of the apparition, impressed by this image of the Most Holy Virgin, repented of their sins and many of them devoted themselves to the true life and devout Christian.

Souerce: Hierzenberger 1997 p 144

Sept 15, 1602

Lenola (Italy)

Visionary: Gabriele Mattei

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Ingolstadt (Germany)

Visionary: Fr. Jakob Rem, SJ (1546 - 1618)
Title: The Mother of God of Ingolstadt, Mary of the Snows, received the honorary title of "Mary admirabilis ter" (Thrice Admirable)

Father James Rem was born in Bregenz in 1546, joined the Order of the Jesuits in 1566 and in 1574 founded the first congregation in Dillingen Marian. From 1586, he was known as a highly qualified spiritual mentor. In 1595, he founded the Collegium Marianum for the best students of the congregation. The landmark for this spiritual group was the chapel of Ingolstadt. Father Rem was a devout worshiper of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Mother of God appeared to him a few times. Particularly significant was the mystical encounter with Mary on April 6, 1604, while he was the singing some Marian songs: Father Rem when he saw the Madonna, who appeared radiant in all her splendor, heasked, "What is the invocation to you most welcome? ". She replied, "Mater admirabilis" and accompanied this attribute of praise with a look of love. Since then, Jacob always repeated this invocation three times to his disciples. The Mother of God of Ingolstadt, Mary of the Snows, received the honorary title of "Mary admirabilis ter" (Thrice Admirable). Father James Rem died in 1618.



Le Puy en Velay (France)

Visionary: an old man (A member of a Marian association)

When a member of a Marian association, came close to death, he saw Satan threaten him, then Mary appeared with her presence drove out the evil. The man, grateful to the Holy Virgin's miraculous intervention, greeted the Mother of God in this way: "O Queen of Heaven! Mother's grace is always ready to lend your support merciful, into thy hands I commend my soul. " Shortly after the man he made the transition from earthly life.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 145


Helligwasser, INNSBRUCK (Austria - Germany)

Visionaries: Johann and Paulus Mayr, shepherds

The Mother of God with the Child Jesus appeared to two shepherd children, John and Paul Mayr. The brothers saw the Virgin in a blue robe with a spring in the woods. The Madonna urged them both to go to the abbot of the monastery of Wilten to tell the news of the apparition and communicate the will of the Most Holy Virgin to build a church in that place. The two did not dare to ask the abbot and spent much time at this supernatural event. John Mayr was married and had a dumb son. One day he went to the spring in the woods for a walk with his son and suddenly, with full joy of the father, the child received the gift of speech. Then he remembered the assignment entrusted to him by Madonna all those years ago and, feeling very guilty for not doing anything, from that time he worked with all the energy to fulfill its mandate. After a difficult drawing, the church was built in that place of grace also for the influence of miraculous healing, visible to all. The site, which was later called Heiligwasser (Holy Water), still attracts many pilgrims.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 145

June 5, 1606

Argenta (Italy)

Title: Madonna della Celletta
Sigismonde Conti (peasant)

A miraculous apparition took place to peasant Sigismonde Conti, wife of Lorenzo Valdagni, opened a huge and continuous pilgrimage of the faithful also attracted by the promise that the Virgin had given the woman: "You say you do and say anywhere that people should fast three Saturdays and ask, it will be granted."

And already in 1619 there were 150,000 ex-votos of gold and silver. The fame of the shrine grew, and on November 21, 1606 Cardinal Aldobrandini came as a pilgrim to Celletta. In February 1, 1607 Archbishop of Ravenna Don Beccari G. Battista appointed cahaplain to the to celebrate divine worship in the always crowded small place .


June 23, 1607

Ardesio (Italy)

Title: Blessed Virgin of the Graces
Maria (11) and Caterina Salerno (7)

An ominous storm was gathering on the country. The two daughters of Mark and Magdalene Salerno, Mary and Catherine aged 11 and 7 years, had been sent by his mother to pray in the room of sacred images to avert the impending storm. While the two girls were kneeling in prayer, saw the image of the Crucified and His Mother, painted on the wall of the room, lit up with a bright light, which emanated from the wound around the nail that pierced Christ's feet. Soon after Mary appeared, seated on a golden chair, with Jesus Christ in her arms.

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Bamberg (Germany)

Visionary: Frederick Guttrie (+1608)

Frederick Guttrie had left the Catholic church to become Protestant. He was still in the custom of reciting daily seven Hail Marys in honor of the Madonna with seven. Then Mary appeared to him and urged him to embrace the Catholic faith and to place themselves under his coat off, also in the same appearance, the predicted day of his death, and advised him to prepare well in transition. Frederick confessed deeply and received Holy Communion with the help of the Jesuit Father Federico Fournier. He died December 24, 1608, the day before Christmas, the date announced by the Holy Virgin.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 145



Visionary: Berco Alessandro de 'Medici (1593-1608)

Berco Alessandro de 'Medici (1593-1608) was considered in the course of his short life, to be a a loving patron of Mother Mary. He was very devoted to the Most Holy Virgin and worshiped her. Alexander had the grace, already in his childhood, to receive some Marian apparitions accompanied by the Angels. Shortly before his death at the age of fifteen years, in addition to his guardian angel, he was next to the Holy Virgin and St. Mary Magdalene de 'Pazzi (1566-1607). Thus ended the short life of a creature full of love that perhaps was too early to live on this Earth.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 145



Visionary: Pierre de Berulle (1575-1629)

The future cardinal, Pierre de Berulle (1575-1629), in his early years he received the gift of a Marian apparition. At that time no one dared to take in her arms the Child Jesus that Mary had brought him. When he became a priest, Our Lady appeared again during the celebration of Holy Mass and asked him to direct his energies to the development and spread of the Order of Carmelites in France.

With the help of the Blessed Sister Maria Acarie, in the year 1608, with Spanish nuns, founded the first Caramel French in Paris. In 1613 he founded the first home of the Oratory. In 1627, became cardinal and played an important role in the ecclesiastical and political life (in the political tensions with Cardinal Richelieu).

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 145


Siluva (Lithuania)

APPROVED BY LOCAL BISHOP WITH VATICAN RECOGNITION (see list of other Vatican recognized apparitions)

Our Lady of Siluva
4 Children

One summer day, in 1608, a number of children were playing while tending their sheep in a field on the outskirts of the village of Siluva. They beheld a beautiful young woman standing on the rock holding a baby in her arms and weeping bitterly. The town which had lost its Catholic identity to the Calvinists over the course of 80 years was restored to the Faith.

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Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Spain)

Visionary: Pedro Rivera, Neapolitan, military

Source: R. M. Méndez, Las de la Virgen Maria Apariciones, Santa Fe de Bogota, 1996 pp 29-32

July 1608

San Bartolomeo al Mare (Italy)

Title: Nostra Signora della Rovere / Our Lady of the Oak Tree
many people

There are several documented appearances of the Virgin Mary that make the famous Shrine of the Oak. In July 1608 the Virgin appears to be a window of the bell tower, erected a few years earlier.Bishop Luca Fieschi Instructs now the provost of Diano collect all the information needed to document the authenticity of what happened.


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Visionary: a seriously ill man (member of Marian association)

Mary appeared to a quiet seriously ill, a member of a Marian. When she saw the man, she was much moved as he begged her for the gift of healing. Promise to Our Lady that if he recovered he would devote himself more intensely to the cult of the Immaculate Conception. A few days later the man was cured; never forgot the promise and dedicated all his energies to the cult of the Madonna.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 147


Rome (Italy)

Visionary: Domenico Maria Ruzzola (Carmelite)
Title: Our Beloved Lady of Benevolence (image)

The Carmelite father, Domenico Maria Ruzzola (1599-1630), born in Catalonia (Spain), found under the rubble of a house the miraculous icon of "Our beloved Lady of benevolence." He wiped the fine sacred image and then hung on the wall to honor her. Since then the Most Holy Virgin appeared several times to Fr. Ruzzola to urge him to pray for the poor souls in Purgatory. In one of these apparitions, she said to him: "I will be donating many thanks and welcome the prayers of all those who find refuge in me, in front of my image and I love it. Especially will raise their prayers for the salvation of poor souls in Purgatory. " In 1617 Father Domenico became superior general of the Carmelite Reform, and spent his last years in Vienna where he died. The painting, after his death, was offered by the Carmelites to Emperor Ferdinand, their benefactor. The emperor had a special reverence for the icon of Mary and, as the legend goes, he received the promise of protection from Madonna: "I will protect the Prince of Austria with my intercession and preserve, as long as continue to show such devotio , power and greatness. "

Since 1901, the icon of "Our Beloved Lady of Benevolence" is in the Carmelite church in Döbling in Vienna.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 148



Visionary: Father Claudio Ponceot, SJ

Father Claudio Ponceot SJ, rector of the Jesuit College of Le Puy, was seriously ill and waiting for death, he gave himself over entirely to the will of God. Suddenly, as he went down within himself in the depths of his heart, he saw three angels who came to comfort him and prepare him to death. Then the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him accompanied by St. Claude, bishop of Besancon, and St. Ignatius, and promised to accompany him soon in heaven. Three days after this apparition, Father Claudio received a happy death.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 148


Fribourg (Switzerland)

Visionary: a young man

A young man, who led an unchaste and sinful life without God, fell seriously ill. So, he sincerely repented, confessed and was converted. After his general confession, during the night, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him accompanied by Peter Canisius and St. Ignatius. They prepared the young to the next transition from the earthly world.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 149


Manaoag, Pangasinan

Title: Our Lady of Manaoag (Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag)
1 man

A native man who was walking home heard a Lady's mysterious voice. He looked around and with great awe he saw the radiant Lady with a Rosary on her right hand and a Child on her left as she stood on a cloud veiling a treetop. The man fell on his knees. He told the people of the apparition. And soon right on the spot where the Lady appeared a chapel was built. A town quickly flourished around it and was called "Manaoag".

Tradition has it that the town itself was born from the Virgin Mary’s call, thus the term, "taoag" meaning "to call" was used to name the town. This is where the name Manaoag was derived from, which means "She Calls".

During World War II, the Church suffered moderate damage. 4 bombs were released on top of the church. 3 bombs landed on the plaza and the facade, destroying them both. One bomb landed in the sanctuary, but failed to explode.

The church was rebuilt, and today, it is an active parish serving Manaoag and the surrounding area.


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Bingsacan, Taal (Phillipines)

Title: Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia
Juana Tangui (slave of Don Juan Mangabot) and around 30 women

The natives saw several times, mainly at night, near a river where they go to fetch water, a very great light coming from a small opening in a large rock.

Because of her desire to be healed from her eye illness, Juana went to the stream in the company of nine or ten other people and when she was in the water she saw a vision of Our Lady who told her to come back once she was a member of the Confraternity of St Augustine and was wearing the customary belt. She did this and returned with several people and at the request of Our Lady handed her some rosaries and the belt and upon receiving them back, was cured of her eye condition and could see clearly.

This was the first recorded Marian apparition in the country. From the miraculous cure of her eyes during the apparition, the well water, now known as “Balon ng Sta. Lucia” and the adjoining stream, now known as “Banal na Tubig” have been known to possess miraculous attributes of healing to this day. An arch with pediment was constructed after 1611 over the wells, which generally marks the spot of her apparitions, and is today called “Banal na Pook”.

On February 24, 1620, Augustinians issued an order to construct a church "in the same place and site as Caysasay, visita of Taal, as it has been verified through serious investigation that the Most Holy Virgin has appeared there. It is resolved, likewise, that it be given the title of Nuestra Senora de la Misericordia."

Source: Fr. Pedro Galende, O.S.A, Angels in Stone: Augustinian Churches in the Philippines


Saragossa (Spain)

Visionary: Agnes de Jesus (Agnus de Casanate, discalced carmelite from Saragossa, +1620)

Teacher of novices, on the day of religious profession was asked to share the suffering of Christ. According to her biography, she received many apparitions of the Virgin.

Source: Cosme de Villiers, Biobliotheca caremelitana, Orléans, 1752, and Rome, 1927 ,t. I, col. 11; P.Jean-marie de l'Enfant-Jésus, "Agnes de Jésus", DSp, t. I,, 1937, col. 252



Visionary: a sinful man

A sinner had the intention to convert. So he turned to an old monk who was known to be a man of God. The monk, however, advised him to wait for a certain period of preparation in which he had to beg for the Most Holy Virgin to intercede for his sins. The man did so, turning to the Madonna in a persistant way full of good intentions. After a lifetime of devotion and sincere repentance inward, one evening, while he was absorbed in prayer, the Holy Virgin appeared to him for a true conversion. The next day, he went to a priest and confessed all his sins. The man immediately received absolution and could start a new life with devotional fervor in the name of Mary.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 149


Rome (Italy)

Visionary: St. Giuseppe di Calasanzio (1556-1648)

The Holy Virgin Mary inspired the work of St. Giuseppe di Calasanzio (1556-1648), founder of the Order of the Pious Schools. Our Lady appeared to a few times and blessed him in his mission, supporting them to continue his apostolate in education of poor children. Calasanzio was a priest in 1583 in Spain, in 1592 he went to Rome where he worked in an intense apostolic activity. In the fall of 1597, after overcoming some obstacles, managed to open a school in Santa Dorotea pious folk for the education of poor children. The news spread quickly throughout the Trastevere district. This was the first free school for poor children in popular throughout Europe, open and carried out with financial support of Pope Clement VIII and the assistance of the members of the Christian Doctrine. In 1617 Paul V confirmed the age-old organization as "the poor Pauline Congregation of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools", in 1621 Pope Gregory XV made ??a congregation vows to the title of high order. Calasanzio was the first general of this Order, as "Joseph of the Mother of God." The religious organization received a resounding success. Calasanzio was beatified in 1748 and canonized by Benedict XIV in 1767 by Clement XIII.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 149


Lublin (Poland)

Visionary: A distinguised Hungarian Lutheran

A distinguised Hungarian Lutheran made an appointment with a Polish Jesuit to discuss a controversial issue of Christian doctrine. The Jesuit advised the Lutheran to contact the Holy Virgin in prayer, to inspire him to put the dispute under the auspices of a good spiritual and inner calm. The Hungarian, just returned home and wanted to follow this advice and started reading his Protestant book. Suddenly Our Lady appeared, wrapped in bright light and blue as the sky, which forbade him with a nod of disapproval to continue the reading. Deeply touched by the appearance, the man went to an appointment with the Jesuit priest and asked to be accepted into the Catholic Church.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 150


Nuremberg (Germany)

Visionaries: A young Protestant girl and a Jesuit priest

A young Protestant girl from Nuremberg learned the Ave Maria through a Catholic friend. Since then she recited this prayer every day with enthusiasm. One day, while she was absorbed in this devotion, Our Lady appeared to her and advised her to go to Bamberg where she would be introduced to Christian doctrine by a priest. At the same time the Mother of God also appeared to a Jesuit priest, entrusting the task of meeting the girl and make sure she received a good conversion.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 149


Paris (France)

Title: Mother of the Divine Child, Queen of Heaven
Bl. Aurrillot Barbarian (b. 1566)

Blessed Avrillot Barbara was born in 1566 in Paris and married Pierre Acarie in 1582 with whom she had six children. On the death of her husband, Barbara became in 1614, a lay sister in the Carmelite convent of Paris. She was co-founder of Carmel. At home, at a time when her husband was still alive, she used to meet many of the famous names of French spirituality: Berulle, Canfied, Francis de Sales and others. From the moment she entered the monastery, the devout woman received the heavenly gift of many ecstasies and visions. Among these were the frequent appearances of the Virgin Mary as "Queen of Heaven," or as "Divine Mother and Child." Barbara was beatified in 1791.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 149



Visionary: Francis Otazo, SJ (+ 1622)

The Jesuit priest Francis Otazo (+ 1622) was an active missionary in the Philippines. He was infused by the Holy Virgin with apostolic zeal, as a gift for vocations. One day the priest was threatened by some pagans, then addressed a fervent prayer to Mary for advice. Our Lady appeared to him in prayer and assured him that way, "Francis, do not worry I'll protect you! Continue to exercise your apostolate as always." Later, when he was tormented by doubts and temptations, the Blessed Virgin appeared again and showed him the Book of Life, which was marked with his name and those of all those whom he had converted. Since that time, the Mother of God appeared no more to Father Francis Otazo, yet he continued to conduct its mission with fervor, supported by an inner perception of God.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 151

July 5, 1615

Chioggia (italy)

Title: Madonna of the Little Donkey
Brother Adam


Stans (Switzerland)

Visionary: Georg Nocker

The Most Holy Virgin Mary appeared in 1616 to a poor inhabitant of Stans, George Nocker. She appeared close to a large boulder and urged him to build a chapel in her name. When the man spoke of the appearance to some people, they visited the site and perceived power of grace emanating from the boulder, then were convinced to build the chapel. A long ime after it was built, even a church was consecrated there in 1721 by Archbishop-Prince of Bressanone.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 151

September 24, 1616


Visionary: Marta Damioli

The parish in 1618 is reported the story of the apparition of Mary Martha Polentini: "IESU MARIA. I Marta Tomaso Polentini this earth Bertio some months having been invaded by the Evil Spirits doppo different devotioni, and votes to the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday pasando Tempori models [12] Autumn 1616. A day 24.Settembre below this Chiesola I heard someone call my name in a low voice; nor seeing anyone, I went inside, by asking inginocchione forward the altar all upset. And behold, there appeared istessa Blessed Virgin Mary in the air with dress baretino [13] , with tears in his eyes, not tearful voice said to me, Martha wait for me to promise [14] , which will be released; and say from me to huomini the Commune, I Facino my Church, otherwise our lord wants to give great scourge, with still other words, what ho riferto Reverend Buonsignor Cure, et à those of the Community's; and in this as Cade dead, and then rihavuta, I Sentei with great consolation free spirits, no more grace of God and the Blessed Virgin dell'istessa ho heard any harassment: and so to witness, and performance of gratie, and the grand benefit offered this ho table, a glory of his Divine Majesty, et honor of the Blessed Virgin herself, who does not abandon those who devoutly invoke.»

Source: Wikipedia (Italian)

Marcello Ricardi, Giacomo Pedersoli, Great historical guide of Valcamonica Sebino Scalve , Cividate Camuno, Toroselle, 1992, p.215.

Feb 2, 1617

Naples (italy)

Visionary: Ven Orsola Benincasa

The Ven. Orsola Benincasa, founder of the Teatine Hermits, was crying about the ruin of sinners when she saw the Madonna and Child, dressed in white, covered with a cerulean veil and she said:

"Cease from crying, silent sighs in sweet joy, and listen to what Jesus is going to tell you."

Jesus then told her that he wanted erect a hermitage in honor of the Immaculate Conception, where 33 virgins, dressed as the Virgin Mary, living out a penitent life, promising extraordinary graces; Orsola dared to ask the same graces for those who, being in the world, professed a sincere devotion to the Immaculate, and, living chastely according to their state, as a sign of subjection to Mary, wore the dress of the Virgin Mary.

Jesus looked with favor on her prayer and showed her a multitude of angels intent on spreading everywhere the custom of wearing the cerulean dress, accompanied by abundant and wonderful graces.

- It is to be imposed by an authorized priest.


May 9, 1617

Imbersago (Lombardy)

Visionary: A shepherd named Peter and two other Shepherds
Title: Madonna del Bosco (Our Lady of the Woods).

Three shepherds saw the Madonna near a large tree, a chestnut tree to be exact. Then they testified that the apparition rose up and disappeared into the sky.

They were believed because that chestnut was found full of fruit out of season. In 1632 at the site visited by the Virgin a chapel was erected, then replaced with a real church in 1677. In it we honor what is called the Madonna del Bosco (The Our Lady of the Woods).

Two years before some had seen, in the same place, a lady bathed in light hovering on top of those chestnut trees, and heard beautiful songs come from the spot of the apparition.

Source: Laurentin. Dictionary of the Appartitions of the Virgin Mary.

August 27, 1619

Ribordone, Torino, Piedmont, Italy

Title: Madonna di Prascondù
Visionary: Giovannino Berrardi (young man)

The construction of the sanctuary is due the fact that, according to tradition, on August 27 1619 John Berrardi, a young Ribordone that the previous year had lost his speech, appeared the Madonna . This said to the young man to regain his word he would have to make a pilgrimage to Loreto fulfilling a vow made ??earlier by his father. The pilgrimage was completed, and on the way back to the boy Ribordone actually regained the use of voice near ashrine . The ribordonesi learned about the miracle began the construction of a chapel at the site of the apparition.This first church building was destroyed by a flood and later rebuilt in a safer location and in 1659 was solemnly consecrated. There followed numerous expansions and renovations that led to today's complex of buildings.

The main event which is celebrated at the shrine is dedicated to the miraculous fact behind its construction, which is celebrated on August 27.

Source: Wikipedia (Italian)


The history of the Sanctuary of Prascondù, dedicated to Our Lady of Loreto, dates back to the fall of 1618, when John Berardi, a lively and hard-working boy, went with his father to Pavia, to help him work and earn a bitter morsel of bread. One cold winter evening, after a tiring day at work, the father invited John to join him in prayer. But that night, John refused because he was tired. The father slapped him and cursed him to silence. To the father’s despair, the curse worked and the boy was silent. Imploring the grace of Our Lady, he made a vow to pilgrimage to Loreto if cured. On August 27, while grazing, John regained his speech after he saw the Virgin Mary in a vision, and agreed to build a church in her honor. The boy and his father celebrated the cure and went on pilgrimage as vowed.



Caysasay, Taal (Phillipines)

Title: Our Lady of Caysasay
Catalina Talayn (a native slave girl)

According to a church inquiry, a vision first appeared to Catalina, who had gone up the hillside with a companion to gather firewood and fetch some water. The unexpected vision of something small in stature but radiating extraordinary brilliance from a hollow in the rocky landscape so bewildered the girl that she ran to tell her companion, and both fled terrified back to the town of Taal. Historian Jose M. Cruz, S.J., Ateneo de Manila University, reviewed original microfilm documents of the inquiry into the apparitions and reports that Church officials interrogated Catalina but she told them she could not clearly identify what she saw.

Many people flocked to the area. Even without official church sanction, native devotion was quick and spontaneous. Miraculous healing powers were attributed to the waters from the spring. More than 30 people declared they saw visions of the Lady at Caysasay.

Source: Fr. Pedro Murillo Velarde, S.J., Historia de Filipinas



Visionary: St. Rose of Lima (Isabella Flores 1586-1617)

One of the most famous devotees to the cult of Most Holy Lady was the mystical Peruvian Isabella Flores, then known as Rose of Santa Maria (1586-1617) or more commonly Saint Rose of Lima. Since her childhood she felt particularly drawn to a painting of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Lima. She often went to pray before this image to be enlightened and helped. Rosa received a response several times of the comfort of the Mother of God. The Church Inquisition imposed a thorough examination to be held by her confessor, prior of the Dominican convent of Lima, Fr. Di Lorenzano. The confessor, supported by the consultant for mystical theology, Dr. Juan Castillo, Rosa was asked how Mary had told her about the image of the painting, and she then she says: "In a silent language without words, without sound and without movement the lips. Her image of the painting of light rays emanating at times thin by which I understand with the intellect, what about the inner Most Holy Virgin, in a deeper way than by a clear vision or words. "

From the hagiographic information of that time we learned she that was in the habit of making twice a year a wonderful dress for the Mother of God. In one of these occasions, the mystic said: "I Rose of the Mother of God as an unworthy servant of the Queen of Angels, with the help of God sewed a dress for her."

Embroidered on the gown were six hundred Hail Marys, Salve Reginas as well as many dates and festivals dedicated to the glory of fifteen pilgrimages in the mountains to visit Santa Elisabetta. The velvet and the skirt hems still contained six hundred Ave with an equal number of Salve Regina in glory at the inner joy for the birth of the Divine Child. Rose of Lima was a Dominican tertiary, was beatified in 1668 and was as the first American canonized in 1671, was proclaimed patron saint of Peru and then all of South America, India and the Philippines. "The Queen of the Rosary" of Lima was chosen by the King of Spain, Philip IV, as a patron and protector of the country, from 1668, the patroness of Latin America. It is celebrated on August 30.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 150


Alessandria della Rocac, Sicily (Italy)

Visionary: A blind girl Angelina and her mother Rosa
Title: la Madonna della Rocca (Our Lady of the Rock)

A woman goes to the country with her blind daughter. An angel appears to her daughter, then the Madonna also appears and asks them to go to town and ask the priests to do a dig in that place because they would find an image. They found a statue. The lady then asked for the construction of a sanctuary where the found statue can be kept and venerated. As a sign of credibility, she gave sight to the girl. The statue is 60 cm., probably dating from the sixth century, and well executed. A shrine was built in honor of Our Lady of the Rock, The story of this discovery has been transmitted orally without written documents; communque know the name of the girl, Angelina, and that of his mother, Rosa. In 1637 Pope Urban VIII and granted partial and special indulgences to pilgrims. The original statue was replaced by a copy. In 1873, when it was put back in its original site, a paralytic, Domenico Guide Brio, regained the use of his legs.

Source: Dictionary of Marian Apparitions, p. 67 (Gamba 355; Rocco Pirri, Sicilia Sacra)


Alcoy (Spain)

Visionary: Maria de Jésus Martin (1580-1631) Augustinian

From 1620 to 1630, an apparition to a cloistered Augustinian nun in her monastery, reformed 1597.

Source: Imbert-Gourbeyre, 2480249; M. Cerezal 237-238

Feb 1623

Castel San Pietro (Italy)

Title: Blessed Virgin of Lato di Monte Calderaro
Zenobia, a young shepherdess

June 21, 1623

Bosentino (Italy)

Title: Madonna of Feles

June 21, 1623

Ozegna (Italy)

Title: Blessed Virgin of the Convent and the Woodland
Giovanni Petro

The Blessed Virgin appeared to a deaf-mute boy, about 15 years old, while he was in the countryside near the River Orco, engaged in haymaking. The boy regained his speech after watching since then, albeit in a minor, it has become a sacred place and pilgrimage. By the local people, the appearance is remembered and solemnized in the day of 15 August of each year, with the celebration of three liturgical functions (1st at 08:00, 2nd at 11:00 am and the 3rd at 18 , 00), while a week earlier every night we celebrate a liturgical evening, concluding the journey of faith on the evening of Aug. 14 with a procession around the shrine.

Source: Wikipedia (Italian) -


Paris (France)

Title: Blessed Virgin of the Convent and the Woodland
Sr. Catherine of Jesus

The Carmelite nun Catherine of Jesus was spiritually directed with the other sisters by Pierre of Berulle, the priest who founded the Oratory of Jesus Christ (so named in honor of the prayers made by the Savior during his mortal life). One evening the pious nun was absorbed in a mystical meditation on the Virgin, following precisely the reflection of her teacher on a truth of the Virgin Mary: "Mary leads us to Jesus, as Jesus leads us to God." While she was absorbed in this way, the sister saw the Virgin Mary with a large coat as white as snow, sheltering under which many members of the Order of Carmel. The appearance was silent but full of meaning.

Source: hierzenberger 1997 p 153


Auray (England)




Visionary: Antonio Andrade (1580-1634)

Antonio Andrade (1580-1634), Jesuit priest, born in 1580 in Oleiros (Portugal), arrived in 1600 as a missionary in India in 1624 and undertook his first research trip to Tibet. On the ship which took him back to his homeland he was poisoned. On his deathbed, he implored the intervention of the Holy Virgin, who immediately appeared to him and healed him. In 1625 he was able to take a second trip to Tibet where he founded the Catholic Mission in Tsaparang in honor of the Mother of God.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 153


Quimper (France)

Visionary: Catherine Danielou (1619-1667)

The great French mystic Catherine Danielou (1619-1667) was often abused as a child by her stepfather and her mother. She sought refuge with a statue of Mary near the family home. When she was sixteen years old, Blessed Virgin Mary appeared near the statue and said: "Catherine, you're poor, I am also ... I am poor and rich at the same time because I dwell in heaven but am homeless on Earth. But when someone loves my Son, I take all lodging in his heart, but if it takes a mortal sin, I am cast out ... Go to St. Corentin Cathedral and take (the first bishop of Quimper) as your priest and protector. She then return often to me! " From that day Catherine was miraculously guided by the Blessed Virgin. Once the Mother of God said: "The greatest happiness that can happen to a human being is to suffer for Jesus, mortified in your honor, in your possession and in your body." Is exactly what happened: Catherine was stigmatized and became a mystical bride of Jesus Christ. Atoned, she patiently took upon herself the pain and suffering of our Lord, and was dedicated to the development of popular missions for the poor souls of the dead and in Purgatory. With these sufferings repeatedly she enjoyed the consolation of the Blessed Virgin and her words.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 154


Santa Fe, NM (USA)

Title: Our Lady of the Conquest
Many People


Paris (France)

Visionary: Giuliano Maunoir, SJ (1606 - )

During the period when he was a student, he received two Marian apparitions. Then during his missionary activities in Betagna, Mary appeared often, saving him from a moment of disgrace, danger and disease. The Blessed Mother blessed him with apparitions also as he helped him as a jesuit priest to guide some penitents to guide them on the right devotional path.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 154


Langeac (FRANCE)

Visionary: Ven. Mother Agnes of Jesus (Agnes Galand, 1602 - 1634), dominican

The Venerable Mother Agnes of Jesus (Agnes Galand), born in Le Puy-en-Velay, in 1623 entered the Dominican convent of Langeac, where she became Superior in 1627. Sister Agnes had a mystical life full of heavenly apparitions experienced the grace of the Holy Stigmata. Among the other had the premonitory visions of the work of Jean-Jacques Olier (1608-1657). The Blessed Virgin appeared to her and made arrangements for her to get Agnes in touch with the founder of the Società di Sannt-Sulpice, where she will announce her real mission of establishing workshops in France. The Dominican mystic, therefore, became the unofficial patron of Sannt-Sulpice. She died with the odor of sanctity and the process of beatification was started immediately afterwards.

Source: J. Bouflet, Petite Vie d'Agnes de LAngeac, Paris, Desclee de Brouwer, 1994; Ernst 1989, 75; M. M. Gorce, "Agnes de Jesus", DSp, t. I, 1937, col. 252-253; Mére Agnes de Alngeac et son temps. Un mystique dominicaine au grand Siecle des Ames, Actes du colloque du Puy, 9-11 novembre 1984m Le Puy 1986. Hierzenberger 1997 p 155


Maria Bildstein (AUSTRIA)

Visionary: George Hofle (farmer) and sons John and Martin
At a time when the plague raged, George Höfle had vowed to erect a chapel to the Virgin Mary when the danger had been averted, but the promise was not fulfilled in spite of the epidemic having stopped. Long afterward, the children of George, Martin and John, had an apparition of the Blessed Virgin, in which she communicated with the two brothers that the reason for her sadness was that their father had failed to fulfill the vow. As soon as the news was conveyed to him by the children of the miraculous apparition of Mary and her words, the man hastened to perform this task.



São Vicente de Aljubarrota (Portugal)

Title: Our Lady of the Sands (Nossa Senhora das Areias)
village woman

This apparition occurred in the village of São Vicente de Aljubarrota. Around 1630 a woman of the village left her house at sunset to get water. But something happened to her--she lost some keys. And the woman became worried because her husband was a "terrible and cruel man".

In her fruitless searching she came across a Lady sitting on a rock, who asked her:

- Woman, why are you crying? What is the matter?

At first the village woman did not answer, but she decided to tell about her plight. The Lady advised her to go home and look for the keys in a certain place. Much to her surprise the keys were in the place mentioned by the Lady. Then, she returned happily to the same place where she found the Lady, "very beautiful and shining", seated on the same rock. This time the Lady introduced herself:

"I am the Mother of God and I want you to go to the people in the village and tell them to build me a church here with the name of Our Lady of the Sands; and whoever comes here and invokes my name, I will free them of seizures, fevers, and malaria."

In those times of great superstition there were many people who began to scrape the boulder, trying to get sand to make tea with to cure their ills. The local bishop intervened by giving orders to have the stone taken to his house in Aljubarrota. Strangely, the bishop discovered the next day that the stone had disappeared and returned to its original place. Convinced that someone had stolen it, he had it brought into his room so that he could better watch the steps of any intruder. Much to his surprise, the next day he discovered that the stone had vanished again, returning to its place.


Lure (France)

Visionaries: Shepherd

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd and asked him to make efforts so that in that place, a church would be built where previously there was an ancient Benedictine abbey. The pastor was committed and after some time managed to build the church. The news of the apparition spread, and many pilgrims came to pray. In this church was located an ancient icon of Our Lady which was destroyed in 1793.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 157

June 1, 1630

Leini, Torino, Piedmont, Italy

Title: Madonna delle Grazie

Apparition to deaf mute announcing end of plague

The shrine of "Our Lady of Grace" (church near the elementary school "Anne Frank"), formerly Our Lady of the Deaf and dumb, for the locals "La Madonnina", is situated north of the country, the place where the Virgin Mary appeared to a deaf-mute on 1 June 1630 of the Queen family, giving him a crown of the Rosary and announcing the end of the plague that upset the area. Pilgrimage site, a gallery collects the numerous votive accumulated over the years. Next to the church was built a convent that now has become the primary school "Anne Frank".


September 30, 1630


Visionary: Peter Garino di Giacomo
Title: Our Lady of Loreto
Feast day: September 30th

A native of Groscavallo, Garino was then living in Turin. An endless succession of wars, famines and plagues had been the lot of the people of the region, and another plague had recently struck the area causing much misery and death. Tradition says that the Blessed Mother appeared to Garino and promised a cessation of plague if the clerics and the people would repair their lives.

According to legend, in August 1629, Peter and two companions made a pilgrimage to the nearby shrine of Our Lady of Rocciamelone. There he came across two paintings to an artist to have them restored with every intention of returning them to the shrine the following year. In the final days of Spetmenber of 1630, he returned to Groscavallo. There in the part of the town called Forno Alpi Graiehe he received the message of Our Lady.It was during this time that the two paintings that had been under lock and key mysteriously disappeared, only yo be found under the big boulder on which Our Lady had appeared. Under the direction of the parish priest, a small chapel was built for the two paintings. (In another account, Peter discovered the paintings up in the branches of a tree.)

Source: Santoro, Nicholas, J. Mary in Our Life, Atlas of the Names and Titles of Mary.


Gandos di Galleno (Italy, Lombardy, Diocese of Brescia)

Visionary: Margherita Lazzaroni (+1686), a young deaf and dumb woman

An epidemic of plague devastated the region. "The Virgin accompanied by a guardian angel" appeared to her and said "The plague will end if the inhabitants of Galleno repent and pray the rosary".

Source: Dictionary of Marian Apparitions. Laurentin. Gamba, 1999, 358.

Church of St. Bartholomew , the baroque structure. A picture and a note notary preserved in the church relate to an intervention of the Virgin Mary: "Appeared in Gandoss the suit from birth Margherita Lazzaroni, after giving her word, the commanded to go to Galleno to announce that if the population had made arecitare the rosary every night, the plague would disappear from Galleno ... The gallenesi I believed ... and after a few days ... Galleno was freed from the plague. (...) Because instead in the countries of the Valtellina the plague had decimated many young people, the young men ran to Galleno to choose their wives ..."

from: Wikipedia (Italian)


Naples (Italy)

Visionaries: Several Jesuits and townspeople

Mt. Vesuvius erupted and Naples came under a rain of ashes. Many people in danger turned in prayer to Our Lady to be rescued. As the desperate people prayed, invoking her name, she appeared and, with a silent message, saved them from certain death. The Blessed Virgin had already appeared at an ealier time in the area of Naples in a cornfield, where she had predicted these events to some Jesuit fathers.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 156


Cavite City, Cavite (Phllipines)

Title: Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga / Reina de Cavite
1 Spanish sentinel

The Blessed Virgin Mary is depicted as garbed in black and white, kneeling as she contemplates the instruments of her Son's Passion. Before her are the crown of thorns and the nails.[2] The icon of is painted on a canvas framed in carved wood. The painting itself is set with gold and silver accouterments and precious gems, which are ex votos from her devotees. An inscription found at the back of the painting says: "A doze de Abril 1692 años Juan Oliba puso esta Stma. Ymagen Haqui" ("On 12 April 1692, Juan Oliba placed this most holy image here"). It is considered an invaluable treasure inherited by the Caviteños, and is the oldest extant dated Marian painting in the Philippines.

A legend narrates that many years ago, a small detachment of the Spanish Guardia Civil was stationed at a garita (little garrison, or sentry post) located at the end of the Isthmus of Rosario. One stormy night, a Spanish sentinel was at his post and he perceived a bright, shifting light. A dazzling apparition rose form the currents of Cañacao Bay, startling the sentry with suspicion that it could be pirates out to raid the port (at the time, Cavite was at the peak of economic prosperity because of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade). Frightened, the sentinel shouted, "¡Alto! ¡Alto!" ("Halt! Halt!"). Instead of stopping, the light proceeded toward him. Hence, in a loud voice he asked, "¿Quién vive?" ("Who is there?"). He then heard a sweet and melodious voice reply: "Soldadito, ¿por qué el alto me das en noche tan fría? Dame paso. ¿No conoces a María?" ("Little Soldier, why halt me on a night so cold? Give me passage. Thou knowest not Mary?") The sentinel, struck in awe and confusion, humbly and repentantly replied, "Perdóname, Virgen María, Reina de mi devoción; pues solo soy un soldado que cumplo mi obligación!" ("Forgive me, Virgin Mary, Queen of my devotion; I am but a soldier that complies with my duty!") The following morning, fisherman and workers at the Cavite Royal Arsenal passed through the Porta Vaga (Vaga Gate) and found a framed image of the Virgin on the beach along Cañacáo Bay near the place of her earlier apparition. They brought the image to the parish priest who temporarily installed it in the parish church. Later, a small chapel was built near the Porta Vaga's walls, and for three centuries it was the icon's shrine. The icon was used to bless the galleon plying between Cavite and Acapulco, Mexico during formal sending off ceremonies, earning her the title "Patroness of the Galleon."

Source: Wikipedia



Visionary: Kegan Fucinanga Nicholas (martyr)

Mary appeared to the Japanese Christian Kegan Fucinanga Nicholas, who was cruelly tortured during the bloody anti-Christian persecution of 1632.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 156


Constance (Germany)

Visionaries: townspeople

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared on the bell tower of the Augustinian church of Constance to many people and strengthened the will of citizens' resistance against the siege of the Swedes. With the successful end to the siege, a chapel was built by the city of Loreto in memory of the miraculous happening. In fact, in the chapel you can read an inscription dedicated to this event.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 157


Lake Huron (CANADA)

Visionary: St. Jean de Brebeuf, SJ (1593-1649)

Mary appeared to the Jesuit Father Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649), who came to Canada as a missionary and founded a station on Lake Huron to spread the Gospel among the Algonquins. In 1628 he was taken prisoner by the British and returned to Europe. In 1633 Father Jean returned back to Canada between the Hurons and founded missionary stations. During an assault against the Missionaries of the Gentiles, the Holy Virgin appeared to him with a heart pierced by three arrows, and encouraged him to devote himself to God with all devotion he showed himself ready for this and since then had more appearances of the Virgin Mary who prepared him for martyrdom. On 16 March 1649, he was attacked by the Iroquois and subjected to serious torture that led to his death. He wrote a catechism, a grammar manual and a dictionary in the Huron language. He was beatified In 1921 and canonized in 1930.

May 19, 1634

Guiclan (FRANCE)

Visionary: Marie-Amice Picard (1599 - 1652)

Marie-Amice Picard, born in 1599, went on pilgrimage to the shrine of Notre-Dame de Lambader. On his return journey, he came across a knight who attacked and severely beat him. Suddenly, the Blessed Virgin and John the Evangelist appeared, and Marie was freed from this unfortunate condition. The knight fell to his knees and asked forgiveness. Picard moved to Sannt-Pol de Léon, where he devoted himself to the whole inner life. He was stigmatized, did not take more food and became "a victim soul" who took upon himself all the sufferings of our Lord and Savior. Marie received the grace of the Holy Virgin having many appearances until his passing in 1652.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 157

February 2, 1634

Quito (Ecuador)

(Some sources put first apparition date at 1594)

see list of other bishop approved apparitions)

Title: Our Lady of Good Success
Visionary: Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres

Our Lady of Good Success appeared to Spanish-born Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres at her Conceptionist Royal Convent in Quito, Ecuador. She requested that a statue be made in her likeness and warned of diminishing faith and vocations in the 20th century.

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Sinopoli (Calabria)

Visionary: a townsman
Title: Maria Lactans

Holy Mary appeared twice to a man of this place and asked him to ensure that a miraculous icon was venerated here ("Mary lactans" - the Mother of God who is breastfeeding her child) was the most venerated by the faithful. In 1675 a new church was built in this place and the Marian icon was venerated inside.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 158


Ajaccio, Corsica (France)

Visionary: two enemies

Two enemies receive a message from the Virgin ordering them to make peace

Source: Rosa Mystica . n. 36, 4

November 3, 1637

Frejus (France)

Visionary: Frere Fiacre (Denys Antheaume)

In 1631, Denys Antheaume entered the discalced Augustines of Paris under the name of Brother Fiacre de Sainte-Marguerite. On November 3, 1637, as he was saying matins in his cell around 2 am, he heard a baby crying and looked around to find himself before the the Queen of Heaven, softly radiant, seated on a throne, with three crowns atop her shoulder-length hair, dressed in a starry blue gown, and holding a wailing child in her arms: "Have no fear," she said. "I am the Mother of God, and the child you see is the Dauphin God wants to give France." Two hours later, Mary showed herself again, alone, and said, "Don't have any more doubts about what you told your confessor. To confirm that I want you to advise the Queen to make three novenas in my honor, behold my image at Notre-Dame de Grâces, in Provence, and the appearance of the church." Brother Fiacre saw precisely the scene and the choir where the image was (as it is today in Cotignac). He ran to tell his superiors who, never having been to Cotignac either, consulted some friends who'd made the pilgrimage; the descriptions corresponded. The King and Queen, childless after 22 years of marriage, were informed, but while they awaited the Cardinal's approval, Brother Fiacre started the three nine-day prayer petitions in the Queen's name. Nine months after they ended, Anne of Austria gave birth to the future Louis XIV.

Louis XIII and Anne of Austria sent him to Cotignac to offer up prayers.

Source: Petites Annonces Chrétiennes
"Apparitions et Pélerinages"
The Catholic Encyclopedia. Volume VI. p. 269 Robert Appleton Company. 1907



Visionary: Father Cyril
Title: Our Lady of Victory

The statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague was brought from Spain by Princess Lobkowitz in Prague in 1628 and was donated to the Carmelite Church of Our Lady of Victory. Many years later, the statue was taken from the Oratory of the Carmelites to be transferred elsewhere. Then Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Father Cyril, shortly before midnight on the eve of the feast of the Immaculate Conception, and, stretching out her arms from the church choir, pointed to the exact location suitable for the worship of the Divine Child. This apparition made sure that the statue was returned to the Oratory, and placed in the location indicated.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 159



Visionary: M. Parigot (b. 1619)

M. Parigot, born in 1619, entered the Carmelite Order still very young and took the religious name of Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament. Since her youth she had the grace to receive some apparitions of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Maryas her spiritual guide. Thus inspired, she founded the Confraternity of the Infant Jesus, which was elevated by the ecclesiastical recognition of Pope Pius IX.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 159


Savigliano (Italy)

Visionary: Tesio Petrina


Montagnolo-Pinnochio (Italy)

In 1640, the Virgin appears to prevent a terrible epidemic that is about to fall on the region.

Source: Gamba, 1999, 360



Visionary: Yves Le Goff (farmer, + 1659)

A farmer named Yves Le Goff, father of a large family, repeatedly saw Mary since 1640. One night the Holy Virgin appeared to show a red cross in his hand right. The Madonna urged him to atone for the sinners of the world. He then began to live a life of fervent prayer, fasting and taking Holy Communion more often. On the eve of Lent of 1645, Mary asked him to strictly observe the Lenten fast and not get drinks for a period of fifteen years. Le Goff took note of thhis desire of Mary, and in fact, fasted and abstained from beverages. Despite this harsh abstinence, he continued to live and to offer his atonement for sinners. During this period, especially, he was comforted by the Blessed Virgin Mary. He was separated from this earthly life in 1659.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 159

Dec 25, 1641

Kevelaer (GERMANY)

Visionary: Hendrik Busman von Geldern
Title: Comforter of the Afflicted (Our Beloved Lady of Luxembourg)

Kevelaer is the most popular Marian shrine in all of Germany. The tradition goes back to Christmas of 1641 when Hendrik Busman von Geldern was absorbed in prayer before a cross on the moors. Suddenly he heard the voice of Madonna said: "In this place I need you to dedicate a chapel." Mary repeated twice more this desire to Hendrik and his wife saw a chapel illuminated in a dream. The couple conviced the pastor, James Schink, to build the chapel from the dream. When this was built, a small image of the Madonna, a copy of the "Comforter of the Afflicted" (Our Beloved Lady of Luxembourg, cf. 1627), was used. This small chapel soon became a point of attraction for the devotees. Around this place of Marian worship various churches of vast proportions were built over the centuries, although they were modest in terms of art. Today, about 600,000 pilgrims visit the shrine every year.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 160



Visionary: a sick woman

A portrait of the Madonna, called Strastnaya (Our Lady of Sorrows), was painted by an artist of great talent. This portrait was originally created when Mary appeared in Palizi, to a sick woman and who she urged to make atonement. The Madonna also advised the invalid to venerate this image that she might regain health. The sick woman obeyed and regained health. In the same year, the portrait of "Mary of Sorrows" was carried in procession in Moscow.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 160


Cursi, Puglia (Italy)

Visionary: Biagio Orlando Natali (shepherd boy)
Title: Santa Maria dell Abbondanza (Our Lady of Abundance)
Feast Day: January 5th

In spring 1641, the Virgin Mary appeared to a unreligious young shepherd, Biagio Orlando Natali. The boy was afraid and tried to escape, but the Virgin called and reassured him: "I am the Queen of Heaven, and suffer for the miserable condition of men. " She asked him to them build a chapel and tell the village priest because he rallies people and lead them in procession. Biagio converts and many believers go there. The first chapel was destroyed by fire, but the sanctuary currently hosts hundreds of pilgrims.

Source: Laurentin. Dictionary of the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary, p. 193; Gamba, M. Apparizioni mariane nel corso di due milleni, Udine 1999. p. 300; Marian Shrines of Italy (Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate), 166-167.


"Our Lady of the Annunciation" Jesuit Reduction (Uruguay)

Visionary: a young girl (10)

Jesuit Reduction of "Our Lady of the Annunciation". This reduction (so called when the reservations where missionaries lived were closed and the Indians converted) a girl of ten years passed away. She had a natural inclination for music and often actively took part in the celebrations and the Mass. She was known for her devotion to Mary, and before her death the Most Holy Virgin, as "Our Lady of the Annunciation" appeared twice to prepare her for the transition.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 161


Maria Taferl (AUSTRIA)

Visionary: Alexander Schinnagl and many townspeople

Alexander Schinnagl suffered from depression. He received from a friend, a carver of wood, a small statue of the Pieta in walnut. While he slept, in the middle of the night, he heard a voice: "Alexander, do you want to be healed? Then take my statue and bring it to Taferlberg at Marbach on the Danube, then leave it under an oak tree." The man did so, took the statue and placed it in the hollow of an oak tree there. After a few days he recovered.

Between 1658 and 1661 were seen near the oak numerous apparitions of red and white figures, which, in the light of day as the darkness of the night, hovering in the air, some went to the edge of the woods. During the night the stars illuminated the statue with heavenly light and several candles burned before they appeared. Many people of all ages, even other religious confessions, witnessed these miraculous phenomena. The Bishop of Passau organized a commission of inquiry wo interviewed fifty-seven people who then confirmed under oath what they had seen.

Recognized as a supernatural phenomena, in 1660 he set the first stone of the sanctuary. On the two-hundredth anniversary of this event, eight hundred faithful and two hundred faithful priests went on pilgrimage to Maria Taferl. The pilgrimage is still very active.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 161


Lake Huron (CANADA)

Visionaries: Two Hurons baptized as Christians

Two Hurons baptized as Christians were taken captive by the Iroquois, and were set to be burned at the stake. They turned to the Blessed Virgin Mary for her intervention, and they were miraculously freed from the chains and were able to escape.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 163



Visionaries: a peasant girl and a lay brother

Mary appeared to a peasant girl and a lay brother, and urged them to urge people of good will to do penance.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 1647s

July 10, 1647

Ponzano Magra (Italy)

Title: Our Lady of Schiavonea
Antonio Ruffio

Aug 23, 1648

Corigliano Calabro (italy)

Title: Our Lady of Schiavonea

In 1649 after a miraculous apparition began the erection of the shrine of Our Lady of Schiavonea or "Our Lady of Help" (or "Black Madonna, the dark color of the face), Sanctuary Santa Maria ad Nives or Schiavonea in place of the previous church, which was consecrated in 1665 . In 1850 Luigi mate had built on the designs of Francesco Bartholini of Cosenza, the Palace of Exhibitions in which took place the Fair of May Day, which today takes place on the waterfront on the first Sunday of May.



Naples (italy)

Visionary: Vincenzo Carafa, SJ (1585-1649)

Mary appeared to the Jesuit Father Vincenzo Carafa (1585-1649), son of the Prince of Andria and pious mystic Maria Maddalena Carafa. In 1604 he was ordained a priest, and worked as director of novices, rector and provincial and from 1647 as the seventh general of the Order. "Mother Superior" illuminated his ascetic-mystical writings.




Visionary: Jean-Jacques Olier (1608 - 1657)

Jean-Jacques Olier, who was born in 1608 in Paris, as a young man was suffering from an eye disease and was cured by the miraculous intervention of the Holy Virgin. In gratitude to the Virgin Mary, he devotedly attached himself to St. Vincent de Paul and was ordained a priest. Soon after he devoted himself with great fervor to the mission and the establishment of popular seminaries. In 1648, he was pastor of Sannt-Sulpice, where he founded his famous seminary for priests. Jean-Jacques was blessed with unusual graces and appearances. In 1649 Mary appeared to him and induced him to resume his life dedicated to prayer, that he had forgotten for a few days. Moved by the mystical graces and the messages of Mary, the servant of God was able to reinvigorate and revive the ideal of the priesthood through his seminaries and theological and ascetic writings. He exerted a great influence on the renewal of the clergy. In 1664 a seminary for priests according to his design was approved as a congregation and spread rapidly in France, America and Africa, as the Sulpicians. In these communities of priests, was put into practice the spirituality and mysticism of the French Oratory. The main points of the spiritual world of Olier was the cult of Most Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin Mary, the total stripping of oneself in God and the full consecration to Christ. A summary of his whole spirituality is found in the Catechism of the Christian interior life. Semi-paralyzed, dedicated the last years writing spiritual works. Olier died in 1657 at the age of 49 years.



Plounévez-Quentin (France)

Visionary: Louise Le Comec (b. 1632)

Louise Le Comec, born in 1632 in his youth led a life very worldly and superficial, then retired at a popular mission. Before his death, while praying the rosary for a good death, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him and anticipated precisely when he would leave the world. When the time came, Louise received the Sacrament and was accompanied by Mary in death.


March 20, 1651

Turin (Italy)

Visionary: Andreeta Pendigliona

A man's limbs miraculously were restored by the Blessed Virgin Mary who appeared in this Sanctuary built after a child was miraculusly saved from drowning in 1640.



Coromoto (Venezuela)

Title: The Virgin of Coromoto, Patroness of Venezuela
Visionary: Cacique Coromoto (Ruler of the Cospes)

When the city of Guanare (capital of Portuguesa state) was founded in 1591, the Indian tribe who inhabited the region, the Cospes, fled to the north jungle. Then the evangelization of that lands began. The first apparition of the Virgin Mary was in the forest where the Cospes had fled, on September 8, 1652, when the Virgin appeared to the Cacique (ruler) of the Cospes Coromoto and his wife, saying in his own language: "Go to the white house and ask them to pour water into their head to go to heaven"; then, the Virgin asked him and his tribe to be baptized. According to oral tradition, Cacique Coromoto told the encomendero don Juan Sánchez about this vision, saying that after eight days of a brief teaching of cathechism, the entire tribe would had been ready to receive baptism.

Several indigenous Cospes converted and were baptized, but not the chief, because he did not feel at ease: under a new religion he feared not to be recognized as the legitime chief. Indian Chief Coromoto fled, and took refuge in the forest, the Virgin appeared to him again, and Chief Coromoto, blinded by anger, raised his arm to order the apparition to grab and go. This appearance was confirmed by a miraculous mark made of wood fibers, which were then searched and found. The relic is venerated today in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Coromoto.

Cacique Coromoto told the story that he was bitten by a poisonous snake and returned to Guanare wounded and near death, and began to ask in order to receive baptism, which was administered in Barinas region. He got baptized, became Christian and asked the remnant of the group of rebel Cospes Indian under his command to be baptized. Then, after several years, the Chief Coromoto, now with the Christian name of Angel Custodio, died of old age.

See also Hierzenberger 1997 p 164

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Campénéac (FRANCE)

Visionary: Armelle Nicolas (1606 - 1671)

The simple servant Armelle Nicolas, nicknamed "good Armelle", born in 1606 in Campénéac, had a sad youth and a difficult life in the service of different families. In 1652, the eighth day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Armelle had a miraculous vision of the glorification of Mary into Heaven. Armelle later had other visions of Mary. One day Our Lady told her thus: "I will communicate my love." Armelle ardently loved his Mother of Heaven until her death, which occurred in 1671 in Vannes.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 165

August 15, 1652

La Prénessaye, Querrien, Bretania, diocese of Saint-Brieuc (France)

Title: Our Lady of Eternal Aid
Jeanne Courtel
(12 - deaf/mute shepherd girl)

The twelve year-old Jeanne Coutel was born deaf and dumb. As she fed the sheep at her native village of La Prénessaye, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her and healed from his sickness. After the apparition, she could speak and hear normally. The next day the miracle that Mary appeared again, this time the Virgin urged to build a chapel for the worship of Mary. As evidence of her appearance, in addition to the miracle of healing, Mary showed her where a statue was buried of the image of "Our Lady of Eternal Aid." The statue was found and this place manifested fifteen apparitions of the Virgin which were considered and recognized as authentically supernatural by the Bishop (St. Brieuc). The chapel was immediately built on site of the apparitions and the statue was unearthed on the inside. A huge mass of pilgrims traveled to this shrine to venerate the statue of Mary. A few days later, also in the chapel, other miracles were manifested. The statue became a famous devotional with the attribute of "Our Lady of Eternal Aid."

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 165

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July 2, 1654

Colere (Italy)

Title: Beata Vergine della Visitazione or Madonna delle Fontane
Bartolomeo Burat

A pastor of Borno, Bartholomew Burat left home at early (perhaps near Salven or Poles), with his flock, and crossed the yoke of Giot, and then went down to Azzone to Dezzo. Paid a small fee there, went along to the high Dezzo Scalve. His appearance was quite good, but an insidious disease, tuberculosis, undermined his life. A dry cough that occasionally tormented him, appearing to conflict with the robust stature and bronzed face of the pastor.

He arrived shortly after the place called "Fontane". There the valley bifurcates and one branch leads to Schilpario and the other at Manina. There were some fountains (which gave its name to the place) and a small chapel in which was painted the Madonna with Jesus in her arms. He stood with his flock. He was terribly tired. When suddenly spat blood, a second, third, and another.

He saw himself lost, also because the place was deserted, the first houses away. Leaning on his stick, raised his eyes imploring the Blessed Virgin appeared to him that he looked from his chapel, and ... wonder!, next to the chapel sees a noble lady who is smiling and shining. The vision is coming, china hand in the fountain, touches his forehead and exclaimed: "It's heart, dear son, you're cured."

At the time of the miracle were other new arrivals that randomly came to drink there. The curate of St. Andrew Don Duci of Bareilly and two other people is a tradition that he was a lawyer with his servant.

Bartholomew Burat is like beside himself with astonishment and joy. A dream, a hallucination? No, no, it was the Virgin Mary, the dear Mother of Jesus that has touched with wet hands fountains of water, that has spoken, that has healed. It feels like another man, full of energy and health, instantly and completely healed.

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Pieve di Rosa, San Vito al Tagliamento (Italy)

Title: Holy Mary of Pieve di Rosa
Maria Giacommuzzi

On February 2, 1655 an epileptic child of eight years, Maria Giacomuzzi, is praying in front of a fresco of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located on a wall of the house of his grandfather Giovanni (Zuane), Villa Rosa, then on the left Tagliamento. The family had gone to church. The image was a rudimentary fresco, walled up the wall on the porch, who represented Mary with Child, this fresco was up to 1648 in the house near the river that had been sold to pay off a debt. Destroyed the house by the new owner, the fresco was miraculously saved and Giacomuzzi carried it into your new home. While the girl was praying absorbed, suddenly, he was rapt in ecstasy. When he recovered his senses he found himself completely healed and told family members that he saw a beautiful lady dressed in white with these words: "I saw there, next to the picture, a beautiful lady, dressed in white, who smiled at me and calling me. When I was close to the good lady said to me:

"I'm not good in this place, where blasphemy against My Son, of 'your father that he be converted and that makes me carry in a church, on a public road; warn the others of the villa to refrain from the sin of blasphemy. For because of this huge impiety were devastated by hail your campaigns in recent years and are hanging over your head even more terrible punishments; obey all my notes and in this day forward you will not be exposed to the insults of evil that so far has harassed you ". Soon the news has great resonance and reaches to the nobles of the nearby St. Vitus.

The family Giacomuzzi decides to accede to the request to transfer to the miraculous image of St. Vitus and provides their oxen for transportation, that is established for the Second Sunday of Easter of the same year (31 March 1655). At the gates of San Vito, near the Church of St. Nicholas outside the walls, the oxen are locked and refuse to continue, despite repeated beatings.

The event is interpreted as a clear indication of the Blessed Virgin to keep your image in that Church. It spreads immediately worship and devotion to the image of Our Lady of Rosa, which are attributed to repeated miraculous events. Over the centuries the Church has repeatedly enlarged and embellished to become an important shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Rosa.

On 22 March 1945 a final and terrible bombardment completely destroyed the sanctuary and save the bell tower, on which are also evident, even today, the signs of splinters. Among the piles of debris is found, miraculously intact, the image of Our Lady of Rosa. After the war, thanks to the work of the Franciscan friars and the generosity of many of the faithful, we construct a new sanctuary on the opposite side of the highway (463), along which stood the previous year. Even today, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Rosa is a destination for many pilgrims and reference point for the faithful of the right and left Tagliamento.

Source: with the addition of other information

March 25, 1657

Les Plantees (France)

Title: Notre Dame de l'Osier (Our Lady of the Reed)
Pierre Port-Combet

On Thursday, March 25, 1649 (day of the Annunciation), Pierre Port-Combet, goes carve its armariniers (osier). Suddenly he was covered in blood but apparently it did not hurt. He realizes that the blood flows wicker branches he has just cut. The news spread in the region; this mystery attracts many people who come to see the miraculous wicker, become a source of devotion.

In 1657, this same Pierre Port-Combet plows his field when a beautiful lady appears. It asks him to change his life and leave his Protestant state for the Catholic. This encounter leads to conversion of peasant to the end of his life, convinced that he saw the Virgin who gave him grace.

At the time, the hamlet Les Plantees has twenty inhabitants.

The appearance of the Virgin in 1657 is peddled well beyond the borders of the Dauphiné and made of wicker a stamping ground. Miracles follow one another to the rhythm of pilgrimages.

The village has been initially occupied by the priests of the church unworthy behavior. They will remain in the history of the "bandits of Ozier" (with z at the time). They were happily replaced by the Augustinians came from Vinay then by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, until 1997 date of departure of the priests will still reigned 350 years in the service of "sanctuary". These three and a half centuries of cohabitation have left traces among them the change of name changes from "planted" at Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier referring to both the Virgin and bloodied wicker.

Source: Wikipedia (French)


Ancienne Lorette, Quebec (Canada)

Visionary: Jeanne Ouendite (14) (d. 1667)

The Virgin reportedly appeared to a young Huron indian girl convert.

Source: Dictionary of Apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Laurentin p. 80; H. Béchard sj, Kaia'tano: ronKateri Tekakwitha, Québec, Centre Kateri, 1992,125



Visionary: sultan of Morocco

A sultan of Morocco, while his ship was heading to Mecca on pilgrimage, was taken prisoner by the Knights of Malta. He was imprisoned in the fortress of Malta for a few months and was released when he wished to continue his journey. Then the Virgin appeared to him and urged him to leave the Muslim religion to convert to Catholicism. The sultan was converted and returned to Malta where he was baptized and instructed in Catholic doctrine. As soon as he became a Christian, instead of returning to Mecca, he went to Rome and then went on a pilgrimage to Loreto to walk to honor and glorify the Mother of God

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 166



Visionaries: The pastor and members of his community
Title: Lady of Light

The pastor and many members of his community again and again saw a light shining on the hill near Trun in the canton of Graubiinden. Soon, in front of the miraculous light, all "felt" the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Victor and Mediatrix of the Grace and beaming throughout the darkness. She urged the establishment of a shrine. She wanted to be among the people of that place. So it was built a church dedicated to the "Lady of Light." As the church was consecrated, many of the faithful prayed fervently. The prayers were answered and many sick people miraculously regained their health.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 166


Mariahilfberg, Gutenstein (Austria)

Visionary: Schmid Sebastian Schlager

Title: Our Lady of Help

Holy Mary appeared to Sebastian Schmid Schlager, who was miraculously healed, to give him the initiative of the construction of a shrine in southern Gutenstein. The Most Holy Virgin had appeared to him six times and painted her image on a sheet and then put the portrait of the Madonna on a beech tree. The image of Mary, although painted rudimentarily, was similar to her apearance in the apparitions. Some years later, in front of this portrait many noted miraculous healings and mystical phenomena occurred. Then pilgrimages began and a chapel was built of wood. The synod of Passau, as the agency of ecclesiastical authority, examined the case and informed Rome. Pope Clement IX authorized the cult of the veneration of the image. In addition, he also gave his consent for the construction of a church which was then entrusted to the care of servants, as a Marian religious order.

Source: Dictionary of Apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Laurentin p. 492; Gamba, 1999, 365-366; Hierzenberger 1997 pp 1661-1662


Birkenstein (GERMANY)

Visionary: Johann Stiglmaier, Vicar General of Fischbachau

The Vicar General of Fischbachau, Johann Stiglmaier, dreamt of the Virgin Mary, who asked him to build a chapel in a remote location 65 kilometers from Monaco of Bavaria. Our Lady told him this: "In this chapel dedicated to me, I want to be honored to offer my gratitude to those who invoke me." Ten years later, he built a small chapel dedicated to the Marian cult, which allowed room for twelve people. A huge pilgrimage immediately developed and, in 1710, he built a shrine in the style of Loreto. In the sanctuary, you can admire the statue of the Madonna and Christ Child, both crowned; ninety-two angels dot the wonderful statue.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 167


Le Laus (France)

Title: Our Lady of Le Laus
Benoîte Rencurel

Benoite Rencurel, a poor shepherdess, was born in 1647. The Virgin Mary started appearing to her in 1664 and continued visiting her throughout the rest of her life. The Blessed Mother told her to “pray continuously for sinners.”

See also Hierzenberger 1997 p 167

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Agreda (Spain)

Visionary: Ven. Maria Jesus of Agreda (1602-1665)

The Blessed Virgin Mary often appeared to the abbess Maria Jesus of Agreda (1602-1665), in the family home of this mystic. The Venerable Mary of Agreda with her mother, sister and other women, had transformed the house into a Franciscan convent. In 1627, the visionary was chosen as the abbess and received special graces from Our Lady. Along with many inner experiences and visions, she has left us above all the voluminous work Mystical City of God - Our Lady's life (or the life of the Blessed Virgin and Mother of God appeared to Mary of Agreda, abbess of the Convent of the Immaculate Conception). This work is described as internal visions that are the highest level of mystical experience. In these visions, the abbess is not talking, but it is only a "channel", a chosen vessel, through which flow the heavenly apparitions. All the experiences described in the Mystical City of God were then translated into over twenty languages. Of course there were also a number of enemies who, driven by strong rationalist positions, declared the private apparitions of the abbess to be regarded as impossible and a result of the individual imagination. But the positive approvals were many: the decrees of Popes Clement XI and Innocent IX, some bishops approvals, appraisals of the theological faculties of Toulouse, Salamanca, Alcala and Lowen and numerous positive statements by famous theologians and men of the Church. In 1673 the process of beatification of the mystical abbess was begun. In 1849 Mary of Agreda's body was found still incorrupt. The visions also contain an explanation of the common life of Mary and Jesus are comparable to those of the great mystics such as Gertrude the Great, or Bridget of Sweden, or the wonderful visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich, or Jacob Lorber and Theresa Neumann in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Particularly valuable are the real explanation that Most Holy Virgin offers from time to time in response to questions from the abbess.

Source: HIerzenberger 168



Visionary: Nicola Kraus of Georgenberg

The Most Holy Virgin appeared to a landowner in the area of Stams in Tyrol and asked him to build a chapel where a strong Marian devotion was observed . The abbot Nicola Kraus of Georgenberg began in 1667 to build the chapel in the woods. The shrine was visited by a large devotional pilgrimage; many pilgrims and wayfarers came here to lay their sufferings and their intentions in the hands of the Mother of God.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 169

1664 - 1727

Mercatello sul Matauro

Visionary: St. Veronica (Ursula) Giuliani (December 27,1660 - July 9, 1727, stigmatic)

Ursula Giuliani was a Franciscan nun who has been described as the most representative figure of Baroque mysticism. Born Orsola Giuliani in Urbino of a comfortable middle-class family, after seeing the Blessed Mother in a vision, she determined to become a Capuchinnun at Città di Castello in Umbria in 1677 against her father’s wishes. She took the name Veronica and had a difficult novitiate because of the severity of her superiors.

She is said to have had numerous mystical experiences, including several visions of Our Lord in which she received the stigmata, including those of a crown of thorns on her head. The bishop, in an effort to rule out the possibility of fraud, subjected her to many more trials. She was not allowed to be alone for one moment and she was forbidden to receive Holy Communion. She was not allowed to talk with any of the sisters except those assigned to watch over her, and she was not allowed to communicate with the outside world. Her hands were put into gloves with the fastenings sealed with the bishop's signet.

She served as mistress of novices for thirty-four years and abbess for ten, leaving behind a ten-volume spiritual diary. Veronica died on July 9, 1727, and was canonized in 1839. Her feast is not on the General Roman Calendar, but it is celebrated by the Franciscans on this day.

Source: McBrien, Richard. The Pocket Guide to the Saints p.165


San Vito di Casalbuttano (Italy)


April 1668

Pancole (Italy)

Visionary: Bartolomea Ghini

A girl born deaf and dumb claimed to see the Virgin in "magnificent robes". The recovery of the seer is also reported.

Source: Gamba, 1999, p.368

It is said that in the first days of April 1668 Bartolomea Ghini, a shepherdess mute from birth, it was particularly sad for their poverty and leading the flock to pasture was seized with despair so much that he wept bitterly. Then appeared a beautiful lady who asked the reason for so much sadness. When Bartolomea replied, Mrs. reassured her to go home because there would find the pantry full of bread , a cruet full of ' oil and wine cellar full of wine . Then Bartolomea realized that he had spoken, and ran home calling loudly parents also amazed to hear her daughter speak and find the full pantry. All the villagers wanted to then go into the pasture where this was said to have seen the mysterious lady but found only a heap of brambles. Now with sickles and pruning hooks estirparono plants to discover that hid the shrine with the image portrayed Bartolomea said the lady who had met. The eradication of thorns image was scratched by a hatchet and the sign is still visible. Since then it was decided to venerate the Virgin Mary with the title of Mother of Divine Providence . This news attracted a multitude of pilgrims who brought offerings and building material for the construction of a church for the image to be protected. Thanks to such cooperation, the church was erected and consecrated in just two years (the work finished in 1670 ). In 1923 the church was elevated to the dignity of a Diocesan Sanctuary.


April 18,1671

San Bartolomeo al Mare (Italy)

Title: Nostra Signora della Rovere / Our Lady of the Oak Tree
Giacinto Perato

The April 18, 1671, Our Lady appears to Giacinto Perato, a farmer fifty Rollo paralyzed in one arm. While grazing is its own beast, he appears to him a woman, resigned in the suit, who questioned him on the evil that afflicts him. He simply says that he intends to go the following week at the Shrine of the Oak to ask for healing to the Madonna. She points out that, when you have a good plan that covers an important deal, not handed down, but is implemented as soon as possible. Made then a short walk, the woman disappears. The next day, hyacinth with his wife, went to the pilgrim shrine della Rovere, where, after the celebration of the Mass, he feels healed. Clear then that the woman who spoke to him the day before was the Madonna. With the help of the villagers of Rollo immediately began the construction of a chapel on the site of, in memory of the miracle; later difficulties arise when construction is suspended, and the Madonna by appearing again the question why the suspension and urges it to continue. In the archives of the Curia of Alberga we preserve the testimonies of these apparitions and of nine other healings took place in 1671.

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Paray-Le-Monial / Lauthecour (France)

Visionary: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, was blessed with apparitions of the Blessed Virgin as a child. In 1655, at the age of eight years, lost his father who was a judge and notary, well known. After his father's death, Margaret had much to suffer: the fifth of seven children, she was placed in a boarding house in Charolles at the Poor Clares. Living among the sisters, she discovered the peace of the cloister, and, on the occasion of her first communion, she realized the depth of her mystical consciousness of the conflict between the peace of God and the turbulence of the world. She was often ill, immobilized by rheumatism, making?a vow to the Virgin to become "one of her daughters', if she were healed. These years of suffering prepared her sanctification. In June 1671, after overcoming many obstacles of a practical nature, Margaret Mary Alacoque recovered and kept her promise to the Mother of God and entered the convent of the Visitation at Paray-le-Monial. The convent that she chose was living in conformity to the thought and the inspiration of Francis de Sales. Margaret became a chosen one of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom he received great graces. The mystic nun was one of the most fervent ambassadors of the message of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 170


Agnie, Québec (Canada)

Visionary: Martin Kandegonrhaksen (+1675)

The Virgin appeared to Martin Kandegonrhaksen, a young indian Mohawk.

Source: H. Béchard SJ, Kaja'tano: ron Kateri Tekakwitha, Québec, Centre Kateri, 1992, 125.

March 26, 1675

Bianzone (Italy)

Visionary: A local man
Title: Madonna del Piano

The sanctuary's origins arose after the apparition of Our Lady to a local man. He reported that the Virgin asked him to: "raise an altar, hence my temple located on this floor." The work of reconstruction and embellishment lasted several years since there was continuous and lasted well into the eighteenth century.


Pochayiv (Ukraine)

Visionary: Turkish Army

During the Zbarazh War of 1675, the cloister was besieged by the Turkish Army, who reputedly fled upon seeing the apparition of the Theotokos accompanied with angels and St Job of Pochayiv. Numerous Turkish Muslims that witnessed the event during the siege converted to Christianity afterward. One of the monastery chapels commemorates this event.


Alcobendas, España

Title: Virgen de la Paz
Visionary: shepherdess

According to this ancient and constant tradition, an image of the Virgin was appearing or found on a fig tree that maimed a shepherdess tending a flock of sheep in Fuentiduña, and told it that it was the people to give news of the discovery.

But as the shepherdess Note, troubled, mandola go home to her mother deliver a bread of many who had in an ark, to which the shepherdess replied that he could not give it because when he left his house had not , to which the Virgin replied saying, "For I know that your mother has a chest full of bread, and to believe what I say, throw a hand singing you have manca".

After running the shepherdess put such a mandate was astonished to see that his maimed hand was healed, so he ran to the village to realize what has happened and see if it was true that his mother had a chest full of bread, it he was convinced and that he had miraculously filled.

It is unknown when the occurrence took place, which could well be placed in the reign of Alfonso VI, after the reconquest of the area. Time to corresponding instances of other Marian images in Madrid: the Virgin of Atocha and the Almudena.


April 17, 1677

Torre di Ruggiero (Italy)

Title: Maria Santissima delle Grazie / Most Holy Mary of Graces
Isabella Cristello and Antonia De Luca

On a verdant hill, stands the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace; it is said that originally they were a " dacha "Basilian dating from the ninth or tenth century, as lets imagine the existence of the monastery of St. Basil. At this shrine they turned the torresi in times of doom and despair. As if to awaken the traditional devotion to Mary, the April 17, 1677 , two young girls of the place, Isabella Cristello and Antonia De Luca, went with holy fervor and much concentration to the shrine here while praying Isabella healed from serious harm that by the time ' afflicted and, at the same time attending to a vision sweetest similar to that two centuries later he had Sourbirous Saint Bernadette at the grotto of Lourdes. Isabella Our Lady asked that in that place was revered and worshiped by people near and far, and that it would distribute many graces to the faithful. The next day there appeared in procession many people, but much more, it came in the following days, as they will divulge the news of the extraordinary events. Subsequently, albeit gradually the interest was reduced to 5 February 1783 when the earthquake shook the Calabria and the church was destroyed, but the fervor of the faithful who continued to arrive from neighboring villages, wanted to be built the church despite that the statue had disappeared under the rubble and never seen again. However, they had to spend 74 years before Mary appeared in a dream to a local peasant, Pascale Luna , on a splendid throne who invited her to go to the Archpriest Don Marcello Galati to interest him in the reconstruction of the church. The dream reawakened the interest of Torresi, but the lack of resources necessary for the reconstruction, they slowly forget the promise.

Once again the Lady rinverdì memory of their faithful with a prodigious. On the afternoon of April 10, 1858 , the Saturday before the first Sunday after Easter, the farmer Francesco Arone, working the land near the ruins of the church, he saw a spring of gushing water. Moved quenched his thirst, then he washed his limbs affected by rheumatism, healing immediately. Races in the country by informing friends and acquaintances. It was built immediately a committee to oversee the construction of the holy temple. The Curia of Squillace, by a decree of 8 May 1858 authorizing the construction of the church. Are immediately work began that ended September 8, 1858. The beautiful statue donated by King Vittorio Emanuele II is a masterpiece of Neapolitan. The Sanctuary, a small, but cozy, addresses the needs of pilgrims who come to many during all the holidays of the year: Easter Sunday, Ascension Day, July 2 Feast of the Visitation and September.



And now we come to the conclusion in the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Torre di Ruggiero in her Shrine of Grace. It was April 17, 1677, when at this place, two young, Isabella and Antonina, elevavano their prayer to God and His Holy Mother, the ancient Church of the Blessed Virgin. A miraculous event involving Isabella sees the Madonna that says: "Travel to the country, tells what happened to the priests and express my desire to be revered by the people near and far." On the same day the people and some very devoted priests saw the Madonna and Child Jesus who were turning their smiles and looks of deep sweetness. With the earthquake of 1783, the church was destroyed, but a new vision in a dream to Pascale Moon, asks the reconstruction of the church, which was completed on September 8, 1858. On April 10 of that year, a farmer from the Tower of Roger, Francesco Arone, thirsty because of the work in the fields near the ruins of the Church, thought the ancient spring that flowed there.Burying the hoe shock the ruins of the Church and gushing water and he is astonished quench the thirst and washed limbs reumatizzati and immediately healed from the pain. Here, the Blessed Virgin continues to ask the Son gifts for her children I run here devoted to this Holy Mother. Many votive offerings attest to the divine protection. The statue venerated in the sanctuary of the Neapolitan school, is a gift of King Vittorio Emanuele II. In conclusion, a text that is the sanctuary is torrese: Sodaro, The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace of Torre di Ruggero.The text mentioned above can be found at the Sanctuary. The feast of Our Lady of Grace is on 8 and 9 September.




Visionary: Jean Bizier

A simple worker, Jean Bizier, had a dream: he saw himself looking for a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary near his village. She appeared to him and showed him exactly the place. The next day the man came to the place indicated by the Lady and began to dig. After just a few minutes, he reached a certain depth and he found a actually found a statue of the Madonna. The news spread and was eventually a chapel was built to venerate the statue of Mary. The chapel was consecrated in 1696.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 170

May 28, 1686

Celles, Ariege (France)

Title: Our Lady of Celles

In 1686, a curious happening shook up the village of Celles in the region of Ariege, near Foix: four women violently beat a priest. The priest took the case to court and obtained justice. On May 28, 1686, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, a young peasant boy named John Courdil was coming back from the fields reciting the rosary. He suddenly saw a white pigeon in front of him. As the bird got closer to the boy's farm, near a fountain, it changed into "a six or seven-year old girl dressed in white" (statement of July 21, 1686). In his second statement (July 28, 1686), John said that he first saw the pigeon "three times in front of him," then the girl just "five or six feet from him." John was afraid and he tried to flee. "Do not be afraid, my child," he heard a voice say, "I am the Holy Virgin." He knelt down, the apparition did the same. "Warn the people to change their lives and make eight processions so that the people convert. Otherwise, all is lost [...]. Continue to serve your father and your mother as you have always done."

The apparition added that the four women responsible for the public disorder must do penance. She asked John to leave his spade near the fountain where she assured him that the water would be good. When he came back to recuperate it, he would find a "sign" on the end of the handle. John ran quickly home to the farm and asked his brother and sister to go back and retrieve his spade. The youngsters found it "standing straight up with three cross-shaped oak leaves coming out of the top of the handle." The four women made reparation for their wrongs and people went in procession to the place of the miracle. In early July, the Virgin appeared a second time to John, in his bedroom. "You did what I asked you to do well, and the fountain will be good; the people have corrected themselves well," she told him. A commission of inquiry has identified twenty-eight cures from the water of the fountain. In October 1686, a second inquiry mentioned seven new cases. The chapel of Pla-Rouzaud was built by the poor villagers and blessed on September 8, 1695 by Monsignor de Verthamon. The renown of the shrine Our Lady of Celles spread widely and attracted believers from the entire region and even from Spain. The pilgrimage, which takes place to this day at the restored shrine on the third Sunday of July, is marked by evangelical simplicity and Marian humility.

Source: Dictionnaire des Apparitions, Laurentin, Fayard 2007


Cavite City (Phillipines)

Title: Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga, (Our Lady of Solitude of Vaga Gate) also "Reina de Cavite" (i.e. Queen of Cavite) and "La Virgen de la Soledad"

Visionary: a Spanish sentinel

Feast Day: Third Sunday of November

A legend narrates that many years ago, a small detachment of Spanish Guardia Civil was stationed at a sentry post called garita located at the end of the Isthmus of Rosario. One stormy night, while a Spanish sentinel was at his post, he perceived a halo of a bright shifting light. A dazzling apparition rose form the currents of Cañacao Bay startling the sentry with suspicion that it could be pirates who were out to ransack the port because that time, Cavite was at the peak of economic prosperity because of the galleon trade.
Frightened, the sentinel shouted "¡Alto! ¡Alto!" ("Halt! Halt!"). However, instead of stopping, the light proceeded toward him. Hence, in a loud voice he asked, "¿Quién vive?" ("Who is there?"). He then heard a sweet and melodious voice saying:
"Soldadito, ¿por qué el alto me das en noche tan fría? Dame paso. ¿No conoces a Maria?" ("Little Soldier, why halt me on a night so cold? Let me pass. Dost thou not recognise Mary?")
The sentinel, struck in awe and confusion, humbly and repentantly replied,

"Perdóname, Virgen Maria, Reina de mi devoción; pues solo soy un soldado que cumplo mi obligación!" ("Forgive me, Virgin Mary, Queen of my devotion; for I am a soldier who complies with my duty!")

The following morning, fisherman and workers at the Cavite Royal Arsenal usually passed through the Porta Vaga (Vaga Gate) found along the beach of Cañacáo Bay a framed image of the Virgin. It was close to the spot where she appeared the previous night. They brought the image to the parish priest who temporarily installed it in the parish church. Later, a small chapel was built near the Porta Vaga's walls, and for three centuries it was the shrine of the Virgen de la Soledad. The icon was used to bless the galleon plying between Cavite and Acapulco (Mexico) during formal sending off ceremonies, earning her the title "Patroness of the Galleon".

In 1929, a new parish priest, Fr. Pedro Lerena y Lerena of Logrono, Spain, was assigned to the Puerto. At the same time, he was appointed Rector of the Ermita. His great dedication to the cause of the Virgen de la Soledad saw the beautification and the improvement of the Ermita through the years. During the Second World War, Fr. Lerena was able to retrieve the precious image of the Virgin from a junkyard where it was thrown by the Japanese invaders and brought it to the Archbishop’s Palace in Intramuros, Manila and later to the vaults of the Philippine National Bank for safekeeping. It was brought back to Cavite only after the liberation in 1945, this time to her home at the San Roque church because the Ermita was destroyed by Japanese and the combined Filipino-American forces. Until his death in 1972, Fr. Lerena served as the guardian of Cavite’s priceless treasure.

Source: Consuming passions: Philippine collectibles Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio, Jaime C. Laya 2003 page 70



Visionary: peasant (30)

At Lanrivain (diocese of Saint-Brieuc), Mary appeared to a poor peasant thirty-year-old father of twelve children and multiplied the bread on the table of the poor family of the seer. Despite this miracle, the local priest did not believe in the apparitions and then became blind after ten days. One day his parishioner miraculously found a statue of the Madonna and fell deep in prayer in front of it: while the priest went back to being able to see. Immediately after recovery, the priest did everything to build a chapel to Mary.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 p 173

Jan 9, 1692

Messina, Sicily, Italy

Title: Madonna della Lettera

The Madonna's intervention saved Messina during the earthquakes that shook most of Sicily in 1693. On January 9 of that year, when the first tremors began, the Virgin Mary appeared to a sick girl named Paola Alfonsina, daughter of jurist Antonio Pesce. As Benedetto Chiarello, S.J., wrote in 1705, "Suddenly she saw the window of her little room open unexpectedly, and through it came a marvelous woman dressed in white with a blue mantle" who smiled at her and said, "Fear not." The Madonna returned during the night and, asked to protect the city, replied that the people should remain joyful and wait in the cathedral before the altar of the Madonna della Lettera. Followed by a tsunami along the entire coast, the January 11 earthquake left 54,000 casualties. Messina suffered damage and flooding but was was spared the brunt of the disaster. Afterwards, the Madonna reappeared to Paola with words of comfort and over the next few days to others as well. Local tradition holds that the Virgin honored the people of Messina by writing a letter to them, dated from Jerusalem, "in the year of her Son, 42." The Byzantine icon of the Madonna della Lettera, behind a golden cover, occupies the high altar of Messina's Cathedral, which was founded around the fourth century and used as a stable during the Islamic occupation, then reconstructed around 1168 and consecrated on 22 September 1197 to the Virgin Mary. The Madonna of the Letter is now also represented by a completely gilded statue in the belltower and by a 20' monument at the harbor entrance, with the huge inscription: "Vos et ipsam civitatem benedicimus" ("We bless you and your city"), from the letter's text. The harbor statue was unveiled on August 2, 1934 and, thanks to Gugliemo Marconi, fitted with a special device allowing it to be illuminated from the Vatican in Rome. The feast day of Our Lady of the Letter is June 3.


Nov 13, 1695

Santa Rosa, Ambato, Tungurahua, Ecuador

Title: Virgen de la Elevación

By the year 1695, a desperate drought lived the northern fields of the Royal Audience of Quito, Republic of Ecuador today. this situation with an evil plague of smallpox were together, and continuous tremors. shortages forced a neighbor Tumbaco, Sebastian Soria to send to his Indian servant, good Christian and devoted to southern markets. by the road along the slopes of Carihuairazo (5.106m) returns the Indian, Juan Chacarín of your trip and take refuge under a huge stone in Chiquicahua (on the spell) to a height of 3.419m near Pilahuin, located 19Km the north east of Ambato.

Under a deep sleep and wake up a voice full of clarity and in the midst of the great light, a noble lady who kindly smiles. she wears a monastic tunic embroidered with gold and sown arrebuja a blanket of stars, wears a crown of queen, their dazzling rays form its support under his feet shining moon and an angel opens her arms and wings, in their Mrs. hands brings a beautiful child, and one of rock, a lily, an apple, a discipline and a tiny temple. MESSAGE: I am Mary the Virgin without stain, I am the guardian of these peoples. It is my wish to go to the priest of Santa Rosa and say "I have appeased the Lord" ... do not neglect the salvation that can go to eternal punishment, monitor and have clean conscience. do penance for mercy, pray the rosary with my scapular. make an image that represents me, edifiquenme a chapel, I will hope in it. if no complete change of life -The reform fully befall an earthquake as a punishment for sin. This great apparition of Our Lady of the Indian Juan Chacarín elevation was at dawn on Sunday 13 November 1695. The Indian seeks to Fray Francisco Araujo sacerote pastor of Santa Rosa, to give the message, does not give importance to the words of Chacarín. Three years after the earthquake struck on 20 June 1698, houses and temples collapse and prey population is greater horror. then the Fray Francisco understands the truth of the words of indigenous and promotes the search for the seer to find him in Tumbaco Quito, which is sent to paint the image of the Virgin appeared and Sebastian Soria mensajea donor box. PARTY: 1 .- Under bows and flowers image comes to Santa Rosa, and with it the first party celebrated its appearance, and since then, the Indians celebrated the second Sunday of November each year. until today it is the diocesan pilgrimage. 2. The quake February 4, 1797, I revived the devotion to the Mother of God in the village of Santa Rosa within 15 days of the disaster became a party, it was a Sunday before Carnival . known as the white party or the town center. party 3. May the month of Mary .. where from the restoration of the image December 6, 1946 by Fr. José Abel Vascones and Andrade. whole diocese pilgrimage to her shrine: the Clergy with their Bishop, the religious communities, schools and Catholic schools, movements and institutions. He held the last Sunday of May pilgrimages Mass. 4. The August 30 is celebrated the feast of Santa Rosa de Lima patron.



Quito (Ecuador)

Visionary: Local Bishop
Title: Our Lady of Guapulo, "Queen of the Heaven"

During the procession of the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the "Queen of the Heaven" appeared to the bishop of the diocese, who then recovered from a serious illness.

Source: Gamba, 1999, p.372



Visionary: Philip Jeningen SJ (1642-1704)

Philip Jeningen SJ (1642-1704) was actively engaged in parish missions. He was a great mystic and devoted to the cult of Mary. Philip devoted himself to the spiritual care of souls in need, being able to convert or reconvert many people.

He received the gift of the Holy Stigmata from an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. Jesus himself gave him the holy stigmata of His Holy Mother. Father Philip worked with deep missionary fervor in Diocese of Eichstätt, Augsburg and Würzburg and was able to promote the construction of the sanctuary at Schönenberg Ellwangen.

Source: Hierzenberger 1997 174

Dec 30, 1696

Quito, Ecuador

Title: Nuestra Señora de la Nube, Quito, Ecuador

When Sancho de Andrade y Figueroa, Bishop of Quito, was gravely ill, his flock decided to carry the image of Our Lady from the Guápulo district to the Cathedral in procession to ask God for his health. On December 30, 1696, at 4:45 pm, when the procession reached St. Francis's Church, its bell sounded the signal for praying the Gloria Patri. Suddenly Don José de Ulloa y la Cadena, chaplain of the Nuns of the Immaculate Conception, was pointing east, exclaiming, "The Virgin! The Virgin!" According to official documents in the archdiocesan archives, all present saw the Virgin resting on a cloud between the sanctuaries of Guápulo and Quinche, with a crown on her head, a lily in her right hand, and the Child in her left arm. The apparition lasted throughout the recitation of the Gloria, Our Father, and Hail Mary. Then it faded and the cloud covered the image. Afterwards, the bishop got better, and when fully recovered he authorized devotion to Our Lady of the Cloud, erecting an altar to her in Quito Cathedral. She is honored with an annual fiesta and procession on January 1.


See also HIerzenberger 1997 p 1696



Title: Our Lady of Sorrows
Visionary: Mrs. Sophia Feilheim Vienna

Mrs. Sophia Feilheim Vienna, suffering from an incurable disease, saw in a dream a Pieta that suddenly began to speak: "Search this statue, pray before it with confidence and get better." Then the Holy Virgin continued: "Bring my statue to Hungary." Mrs. Feilheim went looking and found the Pieta in Sumeg in Hungary. It was absolutely identical to what she saw in a dream and that had spoken. She prayed fervently before the image of the Pieta and touched it. After a few hours, she recovered. The faithful sang a hymn of thanksgiving before the statue of the Madonna and Bishop Paul Széchany confirmed the miracle. Sümeg Marian became a place of worship for many pilgrims seeking the comfort of Our Lady of Sorrows.

January 27, 1699

Castenaso (italy)

Visionary: Maria Maddelena

On January 27, 1699, a young woman passes in front of the church and hears a mysterious voice that clearly says, "Mary Magdalene, will you not continue with your devotion to the Madonna?". She goes to church, clasps her hands on her chest, goes close to the image of Mary, prays, and the Madonna lovingly takes her hand and asks that she always be devoted to her.

Source: Where We Walked

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