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Monday, September 25, 2006
Our Lady of La Salette

On September 19, 1846, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared on the mountain of La Salette in France to Melanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, two young shepherds who had only known each other for two days. Our Blessed Mother appeared to them on this day, the feastday of Our Lady of Sorrows, and she asked them to make her message known. Mother Mary also told each of them a private secret.

The children say that Mary was in tears and her hands were folded across her chest. She spoke of how it upset her for people to swear, not go to Sunday Mass, and disobey God's laws. During this apparition, she begged us all: "be reconciled with God."

Blessed Melanie Calvat was instructed to found a new religious order, the Order of the Mother of God. Blessed Melanie was told by the Mother of God to make known her secret after the year 1858.

Blessed Melanie Calvat said that both secrets were written down and handed to Pope Pius IX in 1851. In 1888, the secret was published.

The Secret:

  1. Three quarters of France will lose the Faith
  2. A Protestant nation in the North shall repent and return to God
  3. The Church shall grow once more
  4. The peace will be destroyed by a "monster" at the end of the 19th Century or beginning of the 20th

The Blessed Virgin Mary announced:

“God is going to strike in an unprecedented manner. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! God is going to exhaust His wrath, and no one will be able to resist so many concerted woes... Many will abandon the faith, and the number of priests and religious who will dissociate themselves from the true religion will be great... Many religious institutes will lose the faith entirely and will cause the loss of many souls. The Church will pass through a frightful crisis... The Holy Father will suffer greatly. I will be with him to the end to receive his sacrifice... For a time God will not remember France or Italy because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is no longer known... [But the] prayers, penance and tears of the just will ascend to heaven, and the entire people of God will beg for pardon and mercy and will ask My assistance and My intercession. Then Jesus Christ, by an act of His justice and His great mercy toward the just [will intervene and] then there will be peace, the reconciliation of God with men... Charity will flourish everywhere.. The Gospel will be preached everywhere, and men will make great progress in the faith, because there will be unity among the workers of Jesus Christ and men will live in the fear of God.”

She also said: “Rome will lose the faith and will become the seat of Antichrist.” To call Her children to combat for God in the days of darkness and sin, the Mother of God concludes:“I address an urgent appeal to the earth: I summon the true disciples of God who lives and reigns in heaven; I summon the true imitators of Christ made man, the one true Saviour of men; I summon My children, My true devotees, those who have given themselves to Me so that I might lead them to My divine Son, those whom I carry, so to speak, in My arms, those who have lived according to My spirit; finally, I summon the Apostles of the Latter Times, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived in scorn of the world and of themselves, in poverty and in humility, in contempt and in silence, in prayer and in mortification, in chastity and in union with God, in suffering and unknown to the world. It is time for them to arise and come forth to enlighten the earth.

“Go, and show yourselves as My cherished children; I am with you and in you, provided that your faith be the light that enlightens you in these days of woe. May your zeal cause you to be as famished for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. Fight, children of light, you little number who see; for behold the time of times, the end of ends.”

On November 16, 1851, the Holy See officially declared the apparitions at La Salette as authentic.

Read More:
  1. Those Who Saw Her: Apparitions of Mary
  2. Our Lady of LaSalle Coloring Book
  3. The Secrets, Triumphs, and Chastisements of the Two Hearts


del_button September 26, 2006 at 4:37 PM
The Epiphany Artist said...

does any one know if through history any of these prophesies have come true and where and when ?

del_button April 3, 2011 at 7:50 PM
Jobadiah said...


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