In this chapel, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure, a Seminary Sister (novice) in the Daughters of the Charity in 1830, in order to offer the world a medal.
Heaven descended to earth…From July to December 1830 Sister Catherine, a young novice of the Daughters of Charity, received the extraordinary favour of conversing on three occasions with the Virgin Mary.
In the preceding months Catherine was honored with other apparitions.
Saint Vincent de Paul showed her his heart. While at prayer in the chapel, Catherine saw, on three successive days, the heart of Saint Vincent in three different coloUrs. The heart appeared white, the colour of peace; then red, the colour of fire; and then black, an indication of the misfortunes that would come upon France and Paris in particular.
Shortly after, Catherine saw Christ present in the Sacred Host.
” I saw Our Lard in the Blessed Sacrament all the time of my seminary except the times when I doubted.”
On June 6, 1830, feast of the Holy Trinity, Christ appeared as a crucified King, stripped of all his adornments.
On the occasion of the Year of Faith (11 october 2012 – 24 November 2013), Benedict XVI grants plenary indulgence.
During the duration of this year, the faithful can gain a plenary indulgence sentences attached to their sins, in suffrage for the dead and the living repentant pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
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