57th Anniversary of Our Lady’s First Apparition to Sr. Mildred
September 26, 2013
Dear Friend of Our Lady of America,
As we mark this anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of America, we continue our mission, as she requested, to “make known the longings of [her] Immaculate Heart, to establish the reign of [her] Divine Son in the hearts of men and thus save them from the scourge of heaven.” One of the best ways to do this is to venerate her image and to wear her medal of protection.
She requested that a medal be struck which is the only medal in the world revealed by Our Lady with promises of the graces of purity of heart, love of Mary and Jesus and a shield of protection against evil spirits. (You may order the medal here.)
In her first apparition, she told Sister Mildred, “My child, I entrust you with this message that you must make known to my children in America. I wish it to be the country dedicated to my purity. The wonders I will work will be the wonders of the soul . . . . I desire through my children in America, to further the cause of faith and purity among peoples and nations . . . . Let them come with confidence and simplicity, and I, their Mother, will teach them to become pure like to my heart that their own hearts may be more pleasing to the heart of my Son.”
However, America has not been the country dedicated to Our Lady’s purity. America practices rampant fornication, adultery and contraception. This leads to rampant abortions, same-sex relationships and the dissolution of families. These practices have invited what Our Lady of America called “the scourge of heaven”. We need to restore America to the practice of the virtue of purity to end these evil practices and to avoid the scourge of heaven.
The apparitions to Sister Mildred continued. On November 15, 1956, Our Lady of America requested that a statue be made according to her likeness and that it be solemnly carried in procession and placed in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. She wishes to be honored there in a special way as “Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin.” You may order the story of the devotion here.
Our Lady promised that the placement of her statue in the Shrine would be a safeguard for our country and the placement of her image or statue in the home would be a safeguard for the family.
Please obtain an image of Our Lady of America here for the safeguard of your family and sign the respectful Petition for the Solemn Procession and Placement of the Statue of Our Lady of America in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception here.
Our Lady gave the United States the role to lead the world to purity and peace. Former St. Louis Archbishop, now Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura wrote that the devotion to Our Lady of America is canonically approved. He wrote, “What can be concluded canonically is that the devotion was both approved by Archbishop Leibold and, what is more, was actively promoted by him.In addition, over the years, other Bishops have approved the devotion and have participated in public devotion to the Mother of God, under the title of Our Lady of America.” This letter was sent to every Bishop in the United States.
In addition to these Bishops, our apostolate promotes public devotion to Our Lady of America. We coordinate Visitations of the image Our Lady of America to venerate her image, and to pray holy hours for purity, peace and the protection for our country. One pastor announced to his parish, “Our Lady of America calls the people of our nation to the new evangelization through a renewed dedication to purity in love. Join us as we pray for spiritual renewal with and through Our Lady before the Throne of God.”
Will you help spread the requests made by Our Lady by hosting her image? You can host her image for your parish or for your home and invite others to make a Holy Hour of prayer before her image. We will help you coordinate your Visitation. Call Johane at our office today at 888-834-6261 to find out how you can host the image of Our Lady of America or read about it on our website here.
Please help us to spread the Devotion to Our Lady of America throughout our land. We need you in this great mission. Will you help us now? Please pray for us and make your donation here.
Our Lady said, “Trust me and love me. I so desire it. Do not forget your poor Mother who weeps over the loss of so many of her children. My Son asks of souls love, that true love willing to sacrifice itself for the one loved. Man fears to sacrifice himself because he is selfish. If souls would place themselves into my keeping, I would teach them the way of true love.”
I hope that you will help us. Thank you for your response to my plea. I will pray that Our Lady of America will provide for you in this trying time with special graces and favors.
In Our Lady’s Heart,
By thy Holy and Immaculate Conception,
O Mary, deliver us from evil.