Known apparitions of Our Lady in Belgium
There have been several reported apparitions of Our Lady in Belgium throughout history. Here are some of the well-known ones:
Our Lady of Beauraing (1932-1933)
The apparitions of the Virgin Mary took place in the small town of Beauraing in Belgium between November 1932 and January 1933. Five children claimed to have witnessed the apparitions, which occurred a total of 33 times. The apparitions were approved by the Catholic Church in 1949.
Our Lady of Banneux (1933)
The apparitions of the Virgin Mary took place in the village of Banneux in Belgium. From January 15 to March 2, 1933, a young girl named Mariette Beco reported a series of apparitions. The Virgin Mary identified herself as the “Virgin of the Poor” and conveyed messages of prayer, penance, and charity. The apparitions were approved by the Catholic Church in 1949.
Our Lady of the Afflicted (1945)
In Kortenbos, a neighborhood in the city of Hasselt, a statue of the Virgin Mary reportedly shed tears from March 18 to April 2, 1945. The statue became known as Our Lady of the Afflicted, and many people came to witness the phenomenon. The event attracted significant attention, but the Catholic Church did not officially approve it as an apparition.
Our Lady of Dadizele (1873)
In the village of Dadizele, near the city of Ypres, a woman named Caroline Gruyaert reported a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1873. These apparitions included messages encouraging people to pray and make sacrifices. The Catholic Church did not officially approve these apparitions.
It’s important to note that while some of these apparitions have received approval from the Catholic Church, others have not. The Church investigates such claims and declares them worthy of belief based on various factors, including the credibility of the witnesses and the consistency of the messages with Church teaching.
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