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Balestrino, Italy (1949)

   
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Balestrino

Summary

Beginning in 1949, the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to Caterina Richero, dresed with a pink tunic, a blue cloak and a crown of gold. Our Lady asked for prayer and penance.

Timeline

1949

The Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to Caterina Richero, dresed with a pink tunic, a blue cloak and a crown of gold. Our Lady asked for prayer and penance.

1950-1951

With the financial support of the many pilgrims who flocked there, a chapel built on the site of the apparitions.

1950-1957

In different notifications, the bishops of Albenga - Imperia, expressed their reservations with regard to the facts.

1969

The Vicar General stated that although the message did not contain theological errors, it did not meet a supernatural character.

July 28, 1991

Mons. Alessandro Piazza recognized the spiritual fruits and conversions, and blessed the chapel built in 1951, placing it under the jurisdiction of the parish.

October 7, 1992

His successor, Archbishop Mario Olivieri, opened a new investigation and crowned the statue venerated in the chapel. He went to Monte Croce twice each year to encourage pilgrims to heed the messages that Our Lady gave to Caterina.

Description of the Virgin

The Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to Caterina Richero, dresed with a pink tunic, a blue cloak and a crown of gold.


Messages


Our Lady asked for prayer and penance.


Church Approval

Archbishop Mario Olivieri, opened a new investigation and crowned the statue venerated in the chapel on October 7, 1992. He went to Monte Croce twice each year to encourage pilgrims to heed the messages that Our Lady gave to Caterina.

 
   
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