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Friday, November 20, 2015

The Virgin Mary appeared three times in Wisconsin




* November 20 – Cardinal Spellman dedicates the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (United States, 1959)  * The Virgin Mary appeared three times in Wisconsin ----- A Moment with Mary --

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November 20 – Cardinal Spellman dedicates the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (United States, 1959) 

The Virgin Mary appeared three times in Wisconsin


A statue of Mary holding Jesus’ body is located in the shrine’s crypt. Behind the statue are crutches and canes left by people who say they were cured of ailments through Mary’s intercession. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)
On December 8, 2010, the devotion to Our Lady's apparitions in the state of Wisconsin was officially approved at the diocesan level, during the feast of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States.

These apparitions, which took place on three occasions in October of 1859, were first reported by a young immigrant from Belgium, Adele Brise (1831-1896).

During the first apparition of the Virgin, Adele’s vision went blurry and Our Lady disappeared without saying a word. The following Sunday, Adele had another apparition of the Virgin while on her way to Mass. After Mass, the young woman confided to her confessor who invited her to ask in the name of God who she was and what she expected of Adele.

The Virgin appeared a third time to Adele who asked her those questions. The Virgin answered: "I am the Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners. I wish you to do the same."

The Virgin Mary also gave her a mission of evangelism and catechesis: “Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation … Go and fear nothing. I will help you.” 

The Mary of Nazareth Team
Source : www.zenit.org


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Adele Brise (Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Good Help Shrine)