APPARITION of the BLESSED VIRGIN
on the Mountain of LA SALETTE, FRANCE
the 19th of September, 1846.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to two children, a girl, Melanie, and a boy, Maximin, on the grassy meadows of the Mountain of La Salette while they were tending cows, for their Masters, on Sept. 19th, 1846.
The Apparition of La Salette is confusing because there is a false 'Secret' Text that has been widely circulated on the Internet. It is a mixture of Church Approved material, and other wild ramblings of Melanie that was added 32 years later. To quote Daniel Castellano:
"After joining a convent in 1851, Melanie invented fantastic stories of her miraculous childhood, playing with the child Jesus and leading animals in a religious procession. Her behavior became progressively bizarre, as she had hysterical fits and threatened to bite her superior. She was never allowed to become a sister, and instead was sent off to England in 1855. There she claimed to hear voices and witness miraculous events. Away from her bishop, she began to make apocalyptic prophecies."
The following page begins to straighten out the whole mess:
The False Version, from a 1878 pamphlet is available here: