Our Lady of America apparitions 'not supernatural'

I think it’s unfortunate. I wasn’t super devoted these apparitons, but I was a little. I bought some prayer cards. Fortunately, there is no absolute prohibition to this devotion. I am a little confused about the language of the report. The apparitions weren’t delusions, or a hoax, or genuine visions; but rather “subjective inner religious experiences rather than objective external visions and revelations… her experiences were of a type where her own imagination and intellect were involved in the formation of the events. It seems that these were authentically graced moments, even perhaps of a spiritual quality beyond what most people experience, but subjective ones in which her own imagination and intellect were constitutively engaged, putting form to inner spiritual movements.”
I’m not sure what that even means, but won’t dispute the bishops’ findings.

Anyways, is anyone here familiar with Our Lady of America? I’ve always thought, and still think, that the messages were very edifying.


I’m very confused as well. I called several dioceses to try and get the document the six bishops signed; I will post it hear with my own theological thoughts if and when they get back to me

this site is more accurate than the one you posted (sadly there’s some weird people who have been trying to exploit these apparitions for personal gain): https://www.ourladyofamerica.org/wordpress/

Well, having some experience with mental illness and spiritual experiences. I think what the Bishop is saying, is these messages were spiritual but solely relative to the recipient. They are not for universal belief in the Catholic Church. A way I would think of it is Paul 2 Corinthians 12

2 Corinthians 12 New International Version (NIV)

Paul’s Vision and His Thorn

12 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows.3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. 5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool,because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations.Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

So, just as the man was given personal revelation and Paul was tormented by a devil, these are truths but no doctrine can be formed by them.

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