Marian Apparitions

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A detail from a painting depicting the Lady of All Nations. Credit: Judgefloro via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Vatican’s doctrinal office: Don’t promote alleged apparitions connected to ‘Lady of All Nations’

The Vatican’s doctrinal office has urged Catholics not to promote “the alleged apparitions and revelations” associated with the Marian title of... Read more

Mosaic of the apparition of Our Lady of Knock.

Miraculous healing at Knock Shrine confirmed by Irish bishops

The Catholic Church in Ireland has for the first time recognized a miracle attached to the Knock Shrine, where a... Read more

A statue of Our Lady.

While Fort Worth bishop says apparition is not real, alleged visionary blames demonic attack

The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, said Monday that alleged appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary in his diocese are... Read more

Bishop Michael Olson.

Fort Worth bishop has not endorsed alleged messages from Mary

The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas has not authenticated alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary that are said to have... Read more


Pope permits pilgrimages to Medjugorje as apparitions continue to be studied

Pope Francis has given the green light for Catholics to organize pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a site of alleged Marian apparitions,... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas

It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colorful, star-cloaked, evil-crushing image of Our Lady of... Read more

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.

What is the Knock Shrine that Pope Francis will visit in Ireland?

On Sunday, August 26, Pope Francis will become the second pontiff to visit the Knock Shrine. During his visit, the... Read more

In India, schoolkids say Virgin Mary appeared amid scent of jasmine

Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the... Read more

Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, speaks to CNA March 16, 2017.

One hundred years later, Fatima still offers a potent message

Although the Fatima apparitions occurred 100 years ago, the Vatican’s resident Fatima expert has said they contain a message that... Read more

John Curry (C) and his cousin Patrick Hill (L), witnesses of Our Lady of Knock. Photo courtesy of Knock Museum Collection, Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Cardinal Dolan finds lesson in humility in life of Irish migrant who saw Our Lady

An Irish immigrant named John Curry passed away in 1943 in New York City after a modest life.  Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis: I am suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

Asked by journalists about the alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, Pope Francis said the original apparitions more... Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Visionaries' canonization would 'complete' the Fatima centenary

Fatima's bishop has said the centenary of the locale's Marian apparition would not be complete without the announcement of the... Read more

The pilgrimage church in Medjugorge, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Local bishop: 'The Madonna has not appeared in Medjugorje'

The bishop of the local Church where Medjugorje is located reiterated on Sunday his long-held belief that the alleged Marian... Read more

A statue of Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Vatican appoints pastoral envoy to Medjugorje

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser of Warszawa-Praga as a delegate of the Holy See to look into... Read more

Mary Mediatrix of All Grace.

The curious case of the Lipa Marian apparitions

The story of Sister Teresita Castillo and the supposed Marian apparitions of Lipa City, Philippines reads something like a mystery... Read more

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wis.

It's official: Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin is a national shrine

In 1859, a young Belgian woman saw a bright vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary appear between two trees in... Read more

Statue of Mary.

A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina - and it's a big deal

What began with glowing rosaries and the rediscovery of a statue of the Virgin Mary in Argentina has now been... Read more

A statue of Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

CDF reportedly judges Medjugorje apparitions false, but permits pilgrimage

If reports in Italian media outlets are to be believed, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met June... Read more

A statue of Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pope Francis' Bosnian visit to steer clear of Medjugorje

Pope Francis’ one-day trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina this June will not include a visit to Medjugorje, the location of... Read more