Bernadette to eat grass, and drink of, and wash herself in,
the muddy waters of what was to become the miraculous healing spring of
Lourdes. When Bernadette stood up and turned around, she was unrecognizable
to the crowd, which became scandalized at her “bizarre” behavior.
Heaven put Bernadette to a test of humility—as it does for all of
us—to remind us of our utter misery and nothingness without God's
Our Lady at Pontmain, France
This apparition occurred on the evening of January 17, 1871, during the
Franco-Prussian War. For several hours Mary appeared in Heaven wearing
a dark blue dress with a crucifix in her hands. Below the apparition appeared
the words, “Please pray. God will hear you soon. My Son lets Himself
be touched.” A few days later, the French-German armistice was signed.
Apocalyptic tableau at Knock, Ireland
In 1879, Our Lady, St. Joseph, and St. John the Evangelist appeared on
the side of a church, in a blaze of light, with an altar and a lamb and
a cross. This seemed to indicate that the unfolding of the Apocalypse
was about to begin.
of Rue du Bac, Paris
The story of modern apparitions really begins with the Virgin Mary appearing
to a young novice, Catherine Labouré, in a convent chapel in Paris
in 1830. Our Lady there gave the world through Catherine the “Miraculous
Medal,” which was to flood the Earth with a superabundance of graces.
at La Salette, France
In 1846, the Virgin Mary appeared to two children, Melanie Calvat, aged
14, and Maximin Giraud, aged 11, on a mountain in the French Alps. Our
Lady gave them a Message in common (Our Lady told them of evils threatening
Her people, especially because of blasphemy and the profanation of Sunday),
and then added a secret Message for each one. You read Melanie's secret
at The Apparitions
of Our Lady of La Salette in 1846, France.
Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France
Next, Our Lady chooses a humble 14 year old girl named Bernadette Soubirous
from an obscure town named Lourdes at the foot of the Pyrenee Mountains
in southern France, near the Spanish border. In a series of apparitions
spanning six months in 1858, the Virgin Mary taught the world the value
of prayer, penance, poverty, and humility. The Vision asked
Lady at Fatima, Portugal
In 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children, and She
gave them three secrets: 1) A vision of Hell 2) That World War I would
soon end, but a worse war would break out under the Pontificate of Pius
XI, if people didn't amend their lives. She also announced that She would
come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart and
the communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If Her requests went
unheeded, Russia would spread its errors throughout the world, promoting
wars and persecution of the Church.
You can get some details of the 3rd Secret at Fatima's
Apparitions at Garabandal,
Our Lady appeared to 4 children in the little village of Garabandal. It
was here that She first announced three great events: 1) The Great Warning;
2) The Great Miracle; 3) The Great Chastisement.
Our Lady comes to Bayside,
The Virgin Mary confirms the 3 great events at Garabandal, but adds that
the Chastisement is in two parts: 1) World War 3; 2)The world will be
comet-struck; and only one-quarter of mankind will survive. This will
be followed by the period of Peace, as promised by Our Lady of Fatima.