Approved Marian Apparitions

"Offer up everything in your power as a sacrifice to the Lord in reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners . . . More than all else, accept and bear with resignation the sufferings that God may send you."

~Our Lady of Fatima, 1917

"The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ." Yet even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries.

Throughout the ages, there have been so-called "private" revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ's definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church.

Christian faith cannot accept "revelations" that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such "revelations".

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraphs 66-67

appearances and apparitions

"Catholic Online" article: This article explains the types of apparitions and the Church process involved in declaring these apparitions "worthy of belief."

earliest alleged apparition dates to ad40

This article details the legend of the earliest Marian apparition. This apparition cannot be officially declared "worthy of belief," as gathering evidence to support it is not possible. However, the devotion to Our Lady of the Pillar has been encouraged by many popes and we at find the story fascinating!

Fatima (1917)

100 Years of Fatima - EWTN

Lots of great information to browse through here in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal. Learn about the apparitions, the visionaries and Our Lady's message to the world. There is also a complete list of new and inspiring EWTN programs based on the young Fatima visionaries starting in May and continuing until October of 2017. In the "Gallery" section of the site, there are free videos for you to watch as well.

Fatima at 100: The message of Our Lady for today

The Catholic World Report: The written transcript of an interview with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., author of "Fatima for Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope"

Catholic Answers Live - Questions about fatima

Catholic Answers Live Videos: Tim Staples and Jimmy Akin address caller questions about Our Lady's apparition at Fatima.

Learn More About Our Lady of Fatima With These Resources - National Catholic Register

Books, articles and other resources, including videos and a webinar about Our Lady of Fatima. An excellent source of information on Fatima!

our lady of Fatima (1917)

YouTube video by Catholic Online: Our Lady of Fatima refers to the appearances of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917. This video describes the events of Fatima and the fulfillment of "The 3 Secrets" of Our Lady.

Secret No More- By: Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Magazine Article by Jimmy Akin: A retelling of the events in Fatima, Portugal and an explanation of Our Lady's messages and the "secrets" revealed to the visionaries during her apparitions.


A document by the CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH from the Vatican website.   

Triumph of the Immaculate Heart

A three-part article by Dr. David Marzak on the Fatima prophecies and their fulfillment. Published Oct 25, 2017 by New Era World News and Global Intelligence. 

Guadalupe (1531)

our lady of Guadalupe (1531)

**Andy's Resource-Of-The-Month, December 2016**
YouTube Documentary: The story of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego in Mexico and the amazing results of the scientific analysis of the image on the tilma.

Our lady of Guadalupe, queen of the Americas is a excellent resource to learn more about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Lourdes (1858)

The Miracles of Lourdes

YouTube Video Documantary: This is the story of Saint Bernadette and of Our Lady's apparition at Lourdes, along with details about the Church's process in documenting and proclaiming its miracles.