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:

Weekly Religious TV Show Panel Discussion about La Salette with three guest panel members, who are Priests who say the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively. The topic switches at about the 18 minute mark,to the state of Apostasy and Heresy in the Catholic Church today, and what to do about it.

I have lived about 10 miles from the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, in Attleboro, Massachusetts. I have visited the shrine many times, and even volunteered there. I never thought to investigate the story behind La Salette, and no one volunteered it. Now there is a case proceeding against the property, to tax some of the areas of the property as a non-tax exempt religious property.

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