Monday, May 05, 2008

Good news for France!

The apparitions of Our Lady of Laus, Refuge of Sinners, to the poor shepherdess, Bl Benoite Rencurel, has been officially approved by the Church and announced by French Bishops (news after Cafeteria is closed blog). The Apparitions took place between 1664 and 1718 in Laus, southern France at the foot of the Alps, just southeast of Gap and 80 miles from La Salette. God has given this place specifically for the conversion of sinners. The story of apparitions can be read HERE.

"Radio Vatican's Web site said some 30 cardinals and bishops from around the world were expected for the Mass in Laus, to attend the "celebration" of the recognition. Officials at Notre-Dame-du-Laus church say that 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, which was founded by Rencurel, today welcomes some 120,000 pilgrims a year, at times providing healing oils based on a method that the Virgin Mary was said to pass on to the shepherd girl, the officials said". (fragments from Cafeteria is closed post on the subject).