|Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris—Magnificent five-aisled cathedral built between the years 1163 and 1320 and containing among other things rich sculptural decorations of the life of Mary.|
|Notre Dame de Chartres—One of the greatest achievements of Gothic architecture, this cathedral erected in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries is a marvel of sculpture and glass.
|Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal—In 1830 the Virgin Mary appeared in the chapel of the motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity located in Paris at Rue de Bac 140. The seer, Catherine Labouré, encountered the Blessed Virgin standing on a terrestrial globe; her arms extended downward and from her open hands streamed bright rays of light. Round about this scene, Catherine could read the words ‘Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you’. Here lies the origin of the Miraculous Medal.|
|Our Lady of La Salette—On September 19, 1846 a ‘Beautiful Lady’ appeared to two children who were grazing sheep near La Salette in the French Alps. The Lady was weeping and addressing the children in their French dialect. The children saw the crucifix on the Lady’s chest, which was surrounded by hammer and nails, by chains and roses.|
|Our Lady of Lourdes—February 11,1858, three years after the dogmatic definition of the Immaculate Conception, a ‘Lady in white’ appeared to a fourteen-year-old girl, Bernadette Soubirous. During her eighteen apparitions Bernadette received several messages. On March 25 1858, the Lady revealed her name: I AM THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION.|
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