Throughout history there have been many apparitions. Jesus and Mary as well as the Angels have appeared to many people. This page will give you some information about these appearances and the messages that we have been sent through these apparitions.

Approved Seers

  • Albert Voisin
  • Andree Degeimbre
  • Benoîte Rencurel
  • Bernadette Soubirous
  • St. Catherine Labouré
  • Fernande Voisin
  • Francisco Marto
  • Gilberte Degeimbre
  • Gilberte Voisin
  • Jacinta Marto
  • Juan Diego
  • Lúcia Santos
  • Mélanie Calvat
  • Mariette Beco
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Maximin Giraud


  • Banneux, Belgium
  • Beauraing, Belgium
  • Fátima, Portugal
  • Guadalupe, Mexico
  • La Salette, France
  • Lourdes, France
  • Pontmain, France
  • Rue du Bac, Paris
  • Saint-Étienne-le-Laus, France

Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The information pages in the links here are just summaries of some of the popular apparitions.

St. Maximilian Kolbe St. Maximilian Kolbe

When St. Max was a boy, he was praying before a statue of Mary when she appeared to him handing him two crowns. A red crown represented martyrdom, a white crown represented purity. She asked him which he would take, he replied that he would take both and so it happened.

Raymond (Maximilian) Kolbe

Our Lady of Fatima Fátima

In Fátima, Portugal, Mary appeared to three little children: Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia.

Lúcia Santos, Jacinta Marto & Francisco Marto
Fátima, Portugal
May 13, 1917 (started)

Our Lady of Lourdes Lourdes

Mary appeared to a 14-year-old girl, Bernadette Soubirous, in Lourdes, France. In this apparation, Mary revealed herself to Bernadette as the "Immaculado Conceptiou," (the Immaculate Conception).

Bernadette Soubirous
Lourdes, France
February 11, 1858

Our Lady of Guadalupe Guadalupe

In Guadalupe, Mexico, the Blessed Mother appeared to Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian who had converted to Christianity. She left to us the beautiful tilma with Her image on it. The original tilma is located at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico.

Juan Diego
Hill of Tepeyac, Guadalupe, Mexico
December 12, 1531

Our Lady of LaSalette La Salette

In La Salette, France, the Blessed Mother appeared to two children on a mountain, telling them to pray, return to Mass, and observe the Sabbath day. The missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette continue to announce this message to the world today.

Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud
La Salette-Fallavaux, France
September 19, 1846

Our Lady of Medjugorje Međugorje

The Blessed Mother is reported as appearing in Međugorje currently. These alleged apparitions have been investigated by the Church and the Church currently holds a neutral position on these apparitions. As with any apparition that is pending approval or disapproval, this apparition is very controversial. The Church maintains its neutral but cautious approach while dealing with this apparition.

(We present this information so that you will have continuing and updated information on the Church's position and the events that are taking place in Međugorje. Keep in mind that these apparitions are not yet approved or disapproved by the Church, and making a decision either way would be a misrepresentation of the truth.)

Ivanka Ivankovic & Mirjana Dragicevic, et al.
Podbrdo, Međugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina
June 24, 1981