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Apparitions to Saints


Traditionally Approved

40 - 999 1400 - 1499
1000 - 1099 1500 - 1599
1100 - 1199 1600 - 1699
1200 - 1299 1700 - 1799
1300 - 1399 1800 - 1899

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Bishop Approved
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Apparitions to Saints
Unapproved Apparitions - Apparitions to Saints and BlessedsAccording to the Dictionary of Apparitions of the Virgin Mary, throughout history 308 apparitions are attributed to Saints or Blesseds. They are generally unofficially recognized by Church authorities. (The orders and congregations that they have founded or belonged to have official Church sanction). Below is a list of apparitions to saints in the first 12 centuries:

Second Century

James the Greater (apostle)

Thomas (apostle)

Lawrence (martyr)


Third Century

Gregory the Wonder Worker (ca. 213 - 240)


Fourth Century



Julian the Hospitaller

Catherine of Alexandria (ca. 307)

Nicholas of Myra (ca. 270 - 342) Basil the Great (329 - 379)
Monica (332 - 387)

Ambrose of Milan (ca. 339 - 397)

Martin of Tours (ca. 316 -397)  

Fifth Century


Mary of Egypt (ca. 420)

Maurilio (364 - 453)

Corentin (ca. 490)

Sixth Century

Dosithée (ca. 530)

Pope John I (526)

Melaine (Bishop, ca. 535)

Theophilus of Adana (The Penitent)
Galla (ca. 550) Gregory of Tours

Seventh Century

Thoeodore of Sicea (Bishop; Canonized 613)

Barbatus (Bishop; ca. 612-682)

Ildefonso of Toledo (607-667)

Aldegonde of Maubeuge (c. 639–684)

Giudicaele (658)

Gregory of Tours
Isaac of Spoleto (c. 550)

Eighth Century

Egwin (of Rochester), bishop of Worcester (717)

Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz (672-754)

Thomas of Farfa (720)

Opportuna (+766)

Hubert of Maastricht (ca. 727)

Bonitus, bishop of Clermont-Ferrand (700)
Marino (+731)

Ninth Century

Anscario, archbishop of Hamburg then bishop of Bremen (801-865)

St. Conrad of Constance

Peter the Anthonite (963)

St. Eriberto of Cologne

Tenth Century

St. Ermengarde

St. Arnulfo Arnold (1040-1087)

St. Fulbert (960-1028)

St. Bruno

St. Albert (+1095)

St. Anselm (1033-1109)

St. Constantius


Eleventh Century

Saint Alberico (+ 1109)

St. Hugh (b. 1120)

St. William of Vercelli

St. Norberto 1082-1134)

St. Thomas a Becket (1118-1170)

St. Bernard of Clairveaux

St. Elizabeth of Schönau (c.1129-1165)

St. Joseph Herman (1150-1241)

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)

St. Godric (+1170)

Bl. Eskil (1100-1181)

Bl. Peter Monoculus (+ 1186)

Twelfth Century

Lutgard of Tongres (1182-1246)

St. Rose of Viterbo (1235-1252)

St. Dominic Guzman (1170-1221)

St. Mathilda of Hackeborn (1241-1299)

St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

St. Zita (1212-1272)

Bl. Boniface (b. 1188)

St. Simon Stock (1165-1265)

St. Peter Nolasco (1182-1249)

St. Philip Benizi (1233-1285)

St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)

St. Margaret of Hungary (1242-1270)

Bl. Jordan of Saxony (+1237)

Bl. John Piccolomini (1259-1305)

St. Albert the Great (1193-1280)

St. Gertrude, the great Helfta (1256-1302)

St. Elizabeth of Thuringia (1207 - 1231)

St. Laziosi Pellegrino (1265-1345)

St. Peter Celestine (1221-1296)

St. Nicholas of Tolentino (1245-1305)

Bl. Helen of Padua

Bl. Angela of Foligno (1249-1309)

Thirteenth Century

St. Agnes of Montepulciano (b. 1274)

Blessed Livini (d. 1344)

St. Clare of Montefalco (1275-1308)

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373)


St. Alexis Falconieri (1200-1310)


Bl. Jordan of Pisa


Bl. Henry Suso (1295-1366)


Saint Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow (1326 +)


St Andrew Corsini (1301-1374)


St. Peter Thomasius (1305-1366)


St. Elizabeth of Portugal (1270-1336)


St. Sergius (1314?-1392)


Laurentin, Rene and Sbalchiero, Patrick. Dictionary of the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary. 2010 Edizioni ART. pp. 698-690

Featured Apparitions to Saints

Alexandria, Egypt (305)

Feast Day : November 25

Investigated: N/A

First Apparition:
305 (Jesus and Mary)

Approved: N/A

Last Apparition:
310 (Jesus)

Visionaries: St. Catherine of Alexandria

Number of Apparitions: 3

Miracles & Signs:
According to legend, at her martyrdom white, milk-like liquid flowed from her severed veins instead of blood. It is claimed that for many years oil oozed from her bones; this oil was prized as medicine and for lamps in holy sanctuaries.

Summary: Legend says that St. Catherine of Alexandria studied philosophy when she was young as was fashionable in Alexandria's high society. During the course of her studies she learned about Christ. Then Catherine was converted by a vision of Our Lady and the Holy Child. She refused marriage to an emperor because Christ had already appeared to her in person and placed his gold ring on her finger (like St. Catherine of Siena). She later received a vision of Christ while in prison.

Steinfeld, Germany (1190)

Investigated: N/A

First Apparition:

Approved: Traditional approval only. His status as a saint was confirmed by Pope Pius XII in 1958. (Confirmatio Cultus)

Last Apparition:

Visionaries: St. Hermann Joseph

Number of Apparitions: Many

Summary: St. Joseph Herman (1150-1241), also known as Hermann of Cologne, as a child he was very devoted to Our Lady. Often a child in a church praying before the statue of the Virgin Mary once, with the innocence of their children, offered an apple to the statue that was taken by Mary.He was famous for his mystical gifts and especially for his "mystical marriage with the Blessed Virgin Mary, and from this derived the name of Joseph. Herman wrote in Latin hymns dedicated to the Madonna, are still preserved. He was canonized in 1958.

Fiesole, Italy (1373)

Investigated: N/A

First Apparition: 1373

Approved: No investigation or offical approval. Pope Eugene IV permitted a public cult and Pope Urban VIII canonized him in 1629.

Last Apparition: 1373

Visionaries: St. Andrew Corsini

Number of Apparitions: 1

Summary: In 1373, while St. Andrew Corsini had been celebrating the midnight Mass of Christmas, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him and told him he would leave this world on the feast of the Epiphany, to meet God. It came to pass, and he died on that day.

Brescia, Italy (1464)

Investigated: N/A

First Apparition:

Approved: No investigation or official approval. Bl. Stefana was beatified by Beatified by Pope Benedict XIV in 1740.

Last Apparition:

Visionaries: Bl. Stefana Quinzani

Number of Apparitions: Many

Summary:Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis (1457- 1530) was an Italian Dominican tertiary and stigmatic. She received many mystical experiences in her life including visions of Our Lord, His Blessed Mother, St. Dominic, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Catherine of Siena.

Castellazzo, Italy (1720) (

Investigated: N/A

First Apparition:

Approved: The bishop of Alessandria discerned that Paul's visions were authentic, and gave him permission to proceed to draw up a rule for the new order.

Last Apparition:

Visionaries: St. Paul of the Cross

Number of Apparitions: 1

Summary: St. Paul of the Cross had a vision of our Lady in a black habit with the name Jesus and a cross in white on the chest. In the vision, the Blessed Virgin told him to found a religious order devoted to preaching the Passion of Christ. He later founded the Passionist Order.


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