Wednesday, September 16, 2015

67 Years Later, Marian Apparitions Approved

I watched EWTN News tonight and learned of the approval of the apparitions of Mary Mediatrix of all Grace  that I am excited to share this with all of you.

In 1948, Our Blessed Mother appeared 19 times to a novice in the Carmelite order in Lipa City, Philippines. Teresita Castillo recounted that Our Lady stressed humility, penance, prayers for the clergy and the Pope, and to pray the Rosary. Our Lady also asked that a Mass be held on the 12th of every month. Before her final departure, the Blessed Virgin identified herself: "I am the Mediatrix of all Grace." Teresita reported that there was one secret for herself, one for the Carmel convent in Lipa City, one for China, and also one for the entire world.Initially declared by a local bishop as non-supernatural in 1951, the case was reopened in 1991 with extensive research then investigation, and was formally approved by Archbishop Ramon Arguelles on September 12, 2015.  

Update: Here is a video of the EWTN News report:

Here's a news clip about the approval of the apparition from the Filipino Connection:

(Lipa City) A Philippine diocese has affirmed the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at a local convent here in the late 1940s exhibited “supernatural character and is worthy of belief.”

On Sept. 12, Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles decreed the 1948 apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lipa City are authentic.

With shouts of “Praise be to God” rocking a jampacked Carmelite Monastery in Brgy. Antipolo del Norte here, the Archdiocese of Lipa declared the 1948 apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary authentic. The declaration comes some 67 years after the said apparitions by the Virgin Mary, called here by local devotees as Mary Mediatrix of All Grace.

This is the Philippine Roman Catholic Church’s first approved Marian apparition. Sept. 12 had even been declared by Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, DD as the feast day of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace.

Related Links:

Our Lady Mediatrix of all Graces

The Miracle Hunter

Marian Messenger: Philippine Marian Site

Related Posts on Catholic Fire:

Mary Mediatrix of all Graces

Litany to Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces


Sharon F Elliott said...

Praise the Lord and Thank you to our Blessed Mother. SE

Jean Heimann said...

Praise God! Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Mother Mary!

Esther Gefroh said...

Aloha Jean: I hadn't heard about this apparition. Thank you!