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How Do we Discern Apparitions and Private Revelations?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church Second edition sets the standard by which the faithful should approach any claimed apparition, private revelation or message associated with them:
#66 “The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Yet even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Episodes ### has endured for 500 years tangible image rich with meanings for us today.
Image is astounding today as with the Indians. Our so-called scientific advancement, like peeling of an onion, a new mystery is revealed by science.
Image is not even in fiber, floats above cactus fibers. Revelation discerned over time.
Man’s ability to know or descend into sinfulness also amplified. The gap between knowledge and sin grows wider.
Revelation ends but not our understanding of it guided by the Holy Spirit.
The Rosary & Marian Apparitions
*The Virgin appeared as the Queen of the Rosary on March 3, 1884 to Fortuna Agrelli after she and her parents had prayed for her recovery from an illness. The girl was healed on May 8 of that year. Our Lady of Pompeii (Italy) Both Popes Paul VI & JPII visited shrine.
https://marianapparition.blogspot.com/p/photo-gallery.html traditional & Vatican approved
*On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the local bishop of San Nicolas, Argentina, Most. Reverend Hector Cardelli, announced that the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary are “supernatural in character” and “worthy of belief.” (TAHA)
*Our Lady of Lourdes Apparition to St. Bernadette and The Holy Rosary
The Holy Rosary is so important in so many of the apparitions of Mary. We see this when Our Lady appeared at Lourdes France in 1858. Right off, the first apparition began with Mary praying the Holy Rosary with St. Bernadette.
*Our Lady of Fatima 1917
While tending sheep, Lucia de Santos and her two cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, reported six apparitions of Mary, who identified herself as “Our Lady of the Rosary.” Mary urged prayer of the rosary, penance for the conversion of sinners and consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.
- Beauring, Belgium (1932-1933)
Tuesday Dec 6, 1932 , feast St. Nicholas, Little Christmas in Europe, Virgin instantly became visible to the children. This time, Albert told the crowd the woman had a rosary partially hidden in the folds of her gown. For the first time, later in the evening, the children begin to recite the rosary. After this encounter, the children always recited at least a part of the rosary.
 https://marianapparition.blogspot.com/p/approved-apparitions.html accessed April 16, 2020
 Catherine Odell, Those Who Saw Her (OSV: Huntington, IN 1986) 141
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