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Old Mar 25, '09, 7:22 pm
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Default Are There Any Modern Day marian Apparitions?

Has anyone reported any visitations by the Blessed Virgin Mary in modern times? By modern I mean in the last year or so.

Is the last approved Marian apparition Fatima?
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I don't know of any, sorry. But it is good to stick to approved apparitions: Lourdes and Fatima
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Has anyone reported any visitations by the Blessed Virgin Mary in modern times? By modern I mean in the last year or so.

Is the last approved Marian apparition Fatima?
The local bishop in Kibeho, Rawanda has approved the Mariam apparition of the Mother of the Word.

Mary appeared in Rawanda four years before the genocide and gave warning to seven young girls and one boy for the people there to repent to avert a great tragedy.
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Old Mar 26, '09, 6:33 pm
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There were the Akita apparitions in Japan in the 1970s - so Fatima certainly wasn't the last approved one.
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According to the University of Dayton's list ( http://campus.udayton.edu/mary//resources/aprtable.html ) the latest approved apparition occurred in 1983 in San Nicolas (Argentina). As other posters have mentioned, Kibeho (Rwanda) is another of the more recent ones; occurred in 1981.
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In my opinion (and I know we're on the edge of forum rules), apparitions occur at some frequency on a very private level.

For example ...

I know a man who says he's had several apparitions and witnessed several things that he considers miraculous. He won't talk about them unless asked, but if asked he will discuss them in a very "matter of fact" manner. He doesn't seek any attention.

From the moment of the first ocurrence, he has been motivated to make rosaries. He's made more than 20,000 of them. He gives them away ... all of them. He never takes money for them. He's a retired auto worker and has a nice pension that allows him to purchase his materials.

I've sat and chatted with him. I won't get into any detail on his stories, but some of them are jaw dropping. He has a box full of cards and letters from people that describe, at minimum, remarkable things happening to people that he's given his rosaries to. He doesn't make a fuss about them, and he says he's lost a bunch of them through the years. He just goes on making his rosaries.

I've known him for a few months, and have only very recently gotten into any detailed conversations with him. I can tell you that this has directly resulted in my own increased devotion to the Blessed Virgin. I now say several rosaries per day when just a year ago I hadn't said one in 20+ years. I've also started getting rosaries from him and giving them away.

So ... I'm convinced that she does appear to certain individuals on a personal level. In the case of this individual, the fruits of the process, to me, seem very authentic.
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The 1930s- Beauring and Banneux

1954- Weeping statue of Mary, Syracuse Italy

I'm not so sure about Akita, Rwanda, Nicaragua, or Argentina. I've heard different stories about their approval. Can anyone clarify?
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The 1930s- Beauring and Banneux

1954- Weeping statue of Mary, Syracuse Italy

I'm not so sure about Akita, Rwanda, Nicaragua, or Argentina. I've heard different stories about their approval. Can anyone clarify?
I found the following website quite informative:

http://www.circleofprayer.com/approved-apparitions.html
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links from Catholicity to various sites that discuss Marian apparitions
http://www.catholicity.com/links/124/
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The 1930s- Beauring and Banneux

1954- Weeping statue of Mary, Syracuse Italy

I'm not so sure about Akita, Rwanda, Nicaragua, or Argentina. I've heard different stories about their approval. Can anyone clarify?
On July 2, 2001, the Holy See released the declaration of Bishop Augustin Misago of Gikongoro, on the Apparitions that took place in 1982-83 in Kibeho.

Archbishop Augustin Misago of Gikongoro, Rwanda, indicatied his "definitive judgment" that the reported apparitions in Kibeho are authentic.

Here are some excerpts:

“Two study commissions, one of doctors and one of theologians, were immediately set up by the local Bishop; they have been at work since April 1982... The advanced state of the study commissions' work now offers sufficient elements to allow competent ecclesiastical authorities to pronounce definitively on this question.

“As a result, Bishop Augustin Misago of Gikongoro, who represents this authority, has published his declaration concerning the definitive judgement on the Apparitions of Kibeho, Rwanda. This important event in the history of the Diocese of Gikongoro, as in the life of the Church in Rwanda, took place on 29 June 2001, on the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, during a solemn Mass concelebrated in the cathedral of Gikongoro. All the Catholic bishops of Rwanda, with the Apostolic Nuncio of Kigali, were present...

“The Bishop declared: Yes, the Virgin Mary appeared at Kibeho on November 28, 1981, and in the months that followed. There are more reasons to believe in the Apparitions than to deny them... The Apparitions of Kibeho are now officially recognized... The name given to the Marian sanctuary at Kibeho is "Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows".

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Oh Gosh, I guess !
So much misinformation, and outright untruths (even here !) on Medjugorje. So many 'experts'. Why we are so afraid of the possibility just escapes me. Anyway, I suggest that you ask someone who has actually BEEN THERE, about their experience. Before I went (rather, was dragged, by my dear wife), I was certain it was a farse. Now, I can only attest to the fruits as I have experienced in my own life.
Of course I stand ready to fully accept the Vatican's official judgement, which will not come until the apparitions end, as has always been the case with apparitions. Lourdes and Fatima were not officially approved until years after the actual events ceased. On top of that, if there was any serious contradiction to the Faith going on there, the Vatican would have slammed the lid on it long ago.
The truth is that:
-Priests and laity are allowed to go, as pilgrims.
-Priests are NOT allowed to lead official parish pilgrimmages there, because that would give the impression of official church approval, which has NOT occurred because it is an ongoing phenomena.
I am new here, but I heard that maybe we are not supposed to discuss non-approved apparitions here. I would be happy to discuss this offline if you like, via email. Just let me know.
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Recently approved, happened in the late 17th and early 18th centuries

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Not yet been fully approved but still in the process of investigation is Our Lady of America mainly in Fosteria, Ohio, and a few other places, in the mid to late 1950's, to Sr. Mary Ephrem, is being discussed on another thread. Sr. has just passed away in the year 2000.
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The local bishop in Kibeho, Rawanda has approved the Mariam apparition of the Mother of the Word.

Mary appeared in Rawanda four years before the genocide and gave warning to seven young girls and one boy for the people there to repent to avert a great tragedy.
Yes, but even this example shows the difficulties in judging private revalations. Only 3 of the 7 seers have been recognized as legitimate.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/OLKIBEHO.HTM

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Please remember that unapproved private revelation is not to be promoted on CAF; I have removed several posts which were in violation of this rule.

Thanks for your cooperation!

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