Monday, September 26, 2011

55th Anniversary of the First Apparitions of Our Lady of America

Mother of Mercy Chapel in Rome City where Our Lady of America first appeared (circa 1950).
Today is the 55th Anniversary of the first apparitions of Our Lady of America, on Sept. 25th and 26th of 1956. On the 26th, in the chapel at Sylvan Springs, in Rome City, IN., Mary appeared to Sr. Mildred Neuzil (Sr. Mary Ephrem) as Our Lady of America, and asked for the people of America to return to purity and peace. If we did this she promised more miracles than at Fatima and Lourdes combined. She identified herself as Our Lady of America (the only known apparition where Our Lady has ever referred to herself with any geographical location as part of her title). She stated that because of the love and devotion of the people of America to her and her Son Jesus she wished to be known as Our Lady of America.  Our Lady of America also warned that the time grows late and stated that she was coming to the U.S. as a last resort.
If we heed her messages and spread the devotion (and pray that the U.S. Bishops will enthrone a statue of her as Our Lady of America in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.),  America will lead many nations to peace. Please pray for the statue's enthronement and that everyone in the U.S. and afar will know of Our Lady of America and return to purity and peace! She also asked for a medal to be struck (which did occur and is available online), and taught Sr. this short prayer, "By Thy Holy and Immaculate Conception O Mary, deliver us from evil." 
God bless and thanks for your prayers that her requests are granted very quickly, and for spreading the news of this devotion to others!
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