National Catholic Register May 18-24, 2008
NEWS FROM ROME
The church has officially recognized the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to a shepherd girl in Laus in the French Alps from 1664 to 1718, the Associated Press reported May 4.
Speaking at Mass in remarks broadcast nationally on French television, Bishop Jean Michel di Falco Leandri said he recognized the “supernatural origin” of the apparitions to 17 year old Benoite Rencurel. Officials at Notre-Dame-du-Laus church said after four months of daily apparitions starting in May 1664, the Virgin Mary asked Rencurel to build a church and a house to receive priests. The sanctuary today welcomes some 120,000 pilgrims a year.
“All generations will call me blessed”.:signofcross: