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FrGamble
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October 21st, 2012 at 7:40:17 PM permalink
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Thanks Father. I stand corrected; I guess. Can you give me the Dummy's version of all the virgin manifestations? Is there a list of all the recognized ones by the Vatican?

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This is a pretty neat link that talks a little about the Church's approach to appearances of Mary. It includes a list of all of the 20th Century claimed appearances of Mary. I learned a lot because I had no idea there were so many. Here is a quote from the link:

"A statistical analysis of the Marian apparition directory reveals the following results. During the twentieth century, there have been 386 cases of Marian apparitions. The Church has made "no decision" about the supernatural character regarding 299 of the 386 cases. The Church has made a "negative decision" about the supernatural character in seventy-nine of the 386 cases. Out of the 386 apparitions, the Church has decided that "yes" there is a supernatural character only in eight cases: Fatima (Portugal), Beauraing (Belgium), Banneux (Belgium), Akita (Japan), Syracuse (Italy), Zeitoun (Egypt), Manila (Philippines) (according to some sources), and Betania (Venezuela). Local bishops have approved of the faith expression at the sites where these eight apparitions occurred. Besides the eight approved apparitions, there have been eleven (out of the 386 apparitions) which have not been approved with a "supernatural character," but which have received a "yes" to indicate the local bishop's "approval of faith expression (prayer and devotion) at the site."

List of Marian Apparations

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FrGamble
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October 21st, 2012 at 7:44:09 PM permalink
I want to make sure I reiterate that this list is just starting from 1900 and doesn't go back to the 3rd century for a complete list of all the approved appearances of the Blessed Mother. Therefore you won't see Guadalupe or Lourdes for example on this list. Gracias!
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October 21st, 2012 at 8:23:30 PM permalink
Thanks Father, I did read through that list. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Virgin Mary does not have a confirmed appearance in the U.S.. Do Catholics typically enjoy visiting the spots of confirmed sightings in their travels? How many have you been to?
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October 21st, 2012 at 10:06:54 PM permalink
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I want to make sure I reiterate that this list is just starting from 1900 and doesn't go back to the 3rd century for a complete list of all the approved appearances of the Blessed Mother. Therefore you won't see Guadalupe or Lourdes for example on this list. Gracias!



Here is a short list of classic Marian Apparations

The list contains an IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Belief in apparitions and private revelations is not binding on Catholics. Note that it is up to the appropriate Church authorities to pass judgment on all apparitions and private revelations. Catholics should reject any 'apparitions' and 'private revelations' which do not conform to traditional Catholic teaching as unworthy of belief.
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October 22nd, 2012 at 4:08:34 AM permalink
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Belief in apparitions and private revelations is not binding on Catholics. Note that it is up to the appropriate Church authorities to pass judgment on all apparitions and private revelations. Catholics should reject any 'apparitions' and 'private revelations' which do not conform to traditional Catholic teaching as unworthy of belief.



Again, very interesting. I see them walking a fine line on the issue of all these virgin appearances. For what it is worth, I think my tutor believes in all of them -- especially the ones in Peru.

My mother in law claims to have been visited by Jesus' father (Joseph) as a child, and miraculously cured her of chilblain. I've always hoped FrG could meet her, to flesh out her story some more.
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October 27th, 2012 at 10:57:37 AM permalink
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October 30th, 2012 at 3:33:06 PM permalink
¡Hemos Movado!

I'd like to invite everybody over to Diversity Tomorrow to continue learning Spanish, one word at a time.
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October 30th, 2012 at 4:41:42 PM permalink
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¡Hemos Movado!



¿Qué?

Assuming you meant to say "We've moved," thet it's "Nos mudamos," or "nos hemos mudado"
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