Our Lady of Pontmain

Our Lady of Pontmain, also known as Our Lady of Hope is the title given to the Virgin Mary on her apparition at Pontmain, France on January 17, 1871. These apparitions were approved by Pope Pius IX. The Franco-Prussian War (War of 1870) was the culmination of years of tension between the two nations, which finally came to a head on 19 July … Continue reading Our Lady of Pontmain

Our Lady of La Salette

Our Lady of La Salette On 19 September 1851, Pope Pius IX formally approved the public devotion and prayers to Our Lady of La Salette, referring to its messages of apparition as "secrets". On 24 August 1852, Pope Pius IX once again mentioned the construction of the altar to La Salette. The same papal bull granted the … Continue reading Our Lady of La Salette