Our Lady of Pellevoisin, a brief account of the apparitions
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Our Lady of Pellevoisin apparitions to Servant of God Estelle Faguette



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Publié le 21 août 2020
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It is essential to situate these time of testing is about to begin.’ kinds of graces: piety, salvation, OUR LADY OF PELLEVOISIN when suddenly, as she describes in Estelle promised to do whatever she
apparitions in their historical confidence, conversion, health... (FRANCE) her account of the events, the devil could for her glory and saw nothing
thcontext. This period saw the end of 11 November 1876 Estelle asked what design should appeared at the foot of her bed. She more that night.
the pontificate of Pius IX and the appear on the reverse side of the recalls: ‘How I was afraid! He was A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF
th early years of Leo XIII’s The beauty of Our Lady’s scapular scapular. She answered, ‘I reserve THE APPARITIONS horrible and pulled faces at me. I 15-16 February 1876
pontificate, the pope who was later with its Heart motif had made a it for myself. You will submit had only just caught sight of him
to receive Estelle Faguette in the very great impression on Estelle, your idea and the Church will when the Blessed Virgin appeared Estelle saw the devil again on this
Vatican. These years were marked and she set about making an decide.’ The Blessed Virgin now on the other side, at the corner of occasion and once more
by an onslaught of rationalism, embroidered replica. Mary left Estelle alone to continue the my bed. She had a veil of very experienced fear, but Mary was not
which challenged many of the appeared that afternoon and apostolate, confident in Mary’s white wool that fell in three folds. I long in coming to her aid. She said,
traditionally held dogmas of the commented, ‘You have not wasted promise of help. can’t describe her beauty! Her ‘Do not be afraid, I am here. This
Church, and sought to undermine your time today. You have been features were regular, her time my Son has let himself be
the supernatural dimension of working for me. You must make complexion pink and white, moved to pity. He has spared
belief. Pope Leo XIII was to fight many more.’ Once more her somewhat pale.’ your life. You will be cured on
long and hard to combat these parting words were: ‘Be brave.’ (Immediately after the first five Saturday.’ Estelle ventured to
tendencies, many of which apparitions, Estelle was ordered by reply that she would be just as
thoriginated in France with thinkers 8 December 1876 her confessor, Fr. Salmon, to write happy to die, now that she felt well
like Ernest Renan. The message of down her experiences, which she prepared. At this, Our Lady
Pellevoisin is in complete harmony The final apparition of the Blessed did by obedience and while under reproached her for being ungrateful, For further details contact:
with the papal encyclicals of this Virgin in Pellevoisin was on the oath.) reminding her that life is the most
period (the one on the Rosary, for Solemnity of the Immaculate At an admonition from Our Lady, precious gift to man on earth, and
example), and Leo XIII’s Conception. On this occasion, Mary the devil turned his back and that her life was being restored to Sanctuaire N-D de Miséricorde
consecration of the human race to made it clear to Estelle that this disappeared. Estelle was terrified, her because she needed it. Mary
3, rue Notre-Dame the Sacred Heart of Jesus, all of would be the last time she would clinging to her bed. Mary turned to told her that she would not be
36180 PELLEVOISIN which were part of the effort to see her heavenly Mother on earth. her and said, ‘Fear nothing; you exempt from further suffering: it is
France combat rationalism. She was consoled by the assurance well know that you are my what brings merit to a life. In fact,
that Mary would remain close to www.pellevoisin.net daughter.’ she said that if his Son had let
st1 November 1876 her at all times, and speak to her in Estelle was reassured, remembering himself be moved, it was because Tel: 02 54 39 06 49
her heart, although she would no that since the age of fourteen she of Estelle’s great resignation and Email:
On All Saints Day, Estelle was longer see her. It was during this had belonged to an association patience, and that she must not lose sanctuaire@pellevoisin.net
trying to resist her desire to see the final encounter that she received called “The Children of Mary”, the fruit of it now through a wrong
Blessed Virgin again, but despite confirmation for the apostolate of whose members are consecrated to choice. The Blessed Virgin invited
herself, she felt the now familiar the Sacred Heart scapular. Mary the Virgin Mary. The Blessed her to look back over her past life.
sign of the quickening heartbeat. invited her to kiss the scapular she Virgin spoke again, ‘Courage, be Estelle was quite abashed about the
In all there were to be fifteen Sacred Heart scapulars as This encounter was to be a silent was wearing and Estelle describes patient; my Son will be moved. faults she had committed in her past apparitions of the Blessed Virgin to well as various publications one. Estelle was left in sadness at this embrace as an experience of You will suffer for another five and which, in her eyes, were slight
Estelle Faguette in 1876 in Our Lady’s departure, wondering incomparable delight. She then and medals can be obtained days, in honour of the five ones. She reflects, ‘Mary rebuked
Pellevoisin, France. They were what it was that God wanted from received more detailed instructions: wounds of my Son. On Saturday me gravely, and I deserved it.’ As from: grouped in three phases of five,
her. She assured Him of her ‘You will go yourself to the you will be dead or cured. If my she lay on her sick bed, she was three and seven apparitions. The
readiness to obey. prelate and will present to him Son restores your life, I want you grieved and stupefied. With a La Boutique du Pèlerin first five were associated with
this copy that you have made. to make my glory known.’ kindly look, Mary disappeared. 3, rue Notre-Dame Estelle’s illness and her th5 November 1876 Tell him to do everything within Estelle's reaction was: ‘But how can
extraordinary recovery. The second 36180 PELLEVOISIN th his power to help you, and that someone like me do such a thing?’ 16-17 February 1876
phase, in the summer of the same France On this Sunday afternoon, Estelle Immediately, she saw a slab of nothing would be more pleasing year, consisted of three apparitions Tel: 02 54 39 09 94 was in her room praying the rosary. to me than to see this livery on white marble that she recognized as The devil showed himself for the st rdfrom July 1 to July 3 . Then there
When she finished, Mary appeared. each of my children. They should Email: an ex-voto (memorial plaque third time on this occasion, but kept
were a further seven between Seeing her, Estelle thought of her all strive to make reparation for boutique.pelerin@pellevoisin.net thanking the Virgin Mary or a saint his distance. When the Blessed
September and December 1876. It own unworthiness and how there the outrages my Son is subjected for graces received). She asked Virgin appeared, Estelle was
was in these later visions that were others much more capable of where this expression of gratitude immediately reminded of the to in the sacrament of His love. Estelle was to receive her “mission”
making known the glory of Mary (N.B. Here Mary is referring to the was to be placed, whether in the discussion of her sins the previous from Mary.
than her. Mary simply said, ‘I have Eucharist.) See the graces that will church of Our Lady of Victories in night, but Mary reassured her: ‘All chosen you.’ Estelle was very be poured forth on those who will Paris, or in Pellevoisin. She did not that is past; through your th14-15 February 1876 happy. The scapular Mary was wear it with confidence and help have time to finish before the resignation you have redeemed wearing was so beautiful. Mary answer came: ‘In Pellevoisin. you to spread this devotion.’ your faults. I am all merciful, and April 2013 On this night, Estelle’s illness was
continued saying, ‘I choose the It seemed to Estelle that she could There is nothing there and they hold all sway with my Son. Your such that she was presumed to be at
small and the weak for my see in the droplets showering down need something to stir their few good deeds and fervent the point of death. She was glory.’ She added, ‘Be brave, the from Mary’s hands the names of all devotion.’ prayers to me have moved my suffering a lot and trying to rest motherly heart.’ It was especially make my glory known.’ After a enquiry into the case. She was raindrops were falling from her the desire to go down to the village, Holding it for Estelle to see, Mary
Estelle’s devotion to and concern pause she added, ‘What afflicts me immediately able to take food and hands, however this time she saw by night and without her said, ‘This devotion pleases me’,
for her parents that had won her most is the lack of respect for my drink normally and to talk happily, Mary surrounded by a garland of employers’ knowledge, to the house and adding after a pause, ‘It is here
favour in Mary’s eyes. neither of which she had been able fresh roses. where Mary had appeared to her, in Son that people show at Holy that I shall be honoured’.
Communion and the prayerful to do for many weeks. She soon Mary crossed her arms over her the hope of seeing her once again.
th th 17-18 February 1876 attitude that they adopt while resumed household duties and work breast and said, according to She confided all of this to her 10 September 1876
their mind is really on other in the garden, experiencing no Estelle‘s account, ‘You have confessor. In his opinion she was
things. I mean this of people who fatigue. She would often sit up late already made my glory known.’ undergoing temptations and he The following day, Sunday, the The fourth night followed much the
make a show of piety.’ Estelle at night, hoping to see the Virgin Then she told her something in warned her that she risked Blessed Virgin came again very same pattern as the preceding three,
although it seemed to Estelle that asked if she was to reveal all of this Mary again, until her confessor confidence which she was to keep compromising the glory of the briefly in the afternoon. The
the apparition lasted a shorter time. straight away. ‘Yes, yes, make my forbade her to do so, a decision as a secret. Mary continued, ‘Carry Blessed Virgin. Naturally, Estelle message was not just a personal one
glory known… but first seek the which she respected. on. Through me, My Son will was hurt by this, but accepted the for Estelle, but had a wider She was incapable of asking for
opinion of your confessor and Estelle also began to experience a move the hardest hearts.’ She truth of what he said. implication. Mary said, ‘They anything, yet she understood clearly
feeling of detachment from encouraged Estelle to speak of their what was being said. This time the director. You will meet should pray. Here is the example
thBlessed Virgin’s parting words opposition, people will call you a creatures and worldly things. She meetings, and not to fear 9 September 1876 that I give them. ’ As she said this,
were: ‘You will make my glory victim of an illusion, a fanatic or accidentally overheard an unkind contradictions. Estelle now she joined her hands, and then
a madwoman, but take no notice remark made by her parents to the ventured to ask for a sign of the On this Saturday morning (the day disappeared. The bell for Vespers known.’ Foreseeing Estelle’s
of all that. Be faithful to me and I effect that she would not want them Blessed Virgin’s power. The after the feast of Our Lady's was just ringing. doubts as to her abilities, the
anymore, now that she was cured. answer was: ‘Isn’t your cure one Birthday) Estelle felt her heart answer came: ‘Do all that you will help you.’
thcan.’ On this occasion Estelle describes She felt very hurt by this, but of the greatest signs of my beating faster, as if at the approach 15 September 1876
the Blessed Virgin as being offered it to God, accepting to be power? It is especially for the of a loved one. She was now once
th surrounded by a light mist. And impoverished. She resumed her conversion of sinners that I more in service at Poiriers House. The next apparition, at the end of 18-19 February 1876
when the figure disappeared after habit of going daily to Mass, and came.’ Mary stayed a little longer She desperately wanted to go down that week, was to contain a specific
The fifth apparition, the night of the conversation, the haze remained helped the parish priest with and then disappeared. to the village, to the house where message for the Church in France.
Friday to Saturday that week, was for a little while, and then it too various tasks. She also began to she had experienced the It was again in the afternoon that
rd quite different. Our Lady did not vanished. read a book entitled, The Love of 3 July 1876 apparitions, but the Countess Our Lady came. She spoke to
Jesus in the Eucharist. refused her permission. After lunch, Estelle, ‘I will bear in mind your remain at the foot of the bed
Estelle is cured This following night, the Blessed however, she underwent a change efforts to be calm. It is not only of (Estelle’s was the old-fashioned
st Virgin reproached Estelle for still of heart and allowed Estelle to go kind of bed with curtains), but came 1 July 1876 you that I request these efforts,
much closer, inside the hangings. Estelle now suffered horribly; her not being sufficiently calm, and down in a carriage with the Count but also of the Church and of
Estelle could not help but be struck heart was beating so violently that That summer evening, as Estelle then said something that remained himself, who had an errand to do in France. The Church is not as
she thought her chest would was praying in her room before enigmatic for Estelle at that time: ‘I Pellevoisin. calm as I would like it to be.’ by her beauty and she experienced
explode. There were pains in her retiring, she saw the Blessed Virgin came to close the celebration.’ After spending some time praying She sighed, adding, ‘There is great happiness as a consequence.
stomach. She was holding her once again. She was surrounded by There, in the remote village of in the room in which she had been something wrong.’ She did not The Blessed Virgin reminded her of
her promise and she saw again the rosary in her left hand, for she a soft light. She had her arms Pellevoisin, Estelle was not aware cured, Estelle saw the Blessed specify, but Estelle took this to be a
white marble slab, but this time it could not lift her right arm. She outstretched and it was as if rain of any celebrations. But the Virgin who said, ‘You deprived reference to some discord.
offered these sufferings to God. was falling from the palms of her following day, she reported as yourself of my visit on August Once again, she insisted: ‘They was not blank, but decorated with a
thThen followed a calmer period of hands. On this occasion the always these nocturnal happenings 15 , for you were not sufficiently should pray.’ She went on to golden heart in flames pierced by a
sword, crowned with roses. It was brief rest, after which she felt message to Estelle was that she to Fr. Salmon, who informed her calm. You have the French deplore the state of France: ‘And
rdbearing the following inscription: completely cured of all her illness. should be calm and patient (she had that July 3 had seen the crowning character; they want to know France! What have I not done for
But for the moment Estelle was still had further family problems with of Our Lady of Lourdes by everything before learning, and her! Such warnings and yet she
unable to lift her right arm; it her troublesome brother-in-law). Cardinal Guibert, Archbishop of understand everything before will not listen! I can no longer I invoked Mary from the depths of
remained paralysed. This time she was again very Paris. In fact Estelle had herself knowing. I would have come restrain my Son… France will my wretchedness. She obtained for
The following morning, Saturday, conscious of the proximity of Our been invited to go to Lourdes that me from her Son my complete yesterday, but you were also suffer. Take courage and have
cure. Fr. Salmon called to bring her Holy Lady who reassured her: ‘Be summer, but she had no particular deprived of that visit. I awaited confidence.’ Estelle said to herself,
Communion. He noticed and brave, I shall return.’ desire to go to Lourdes and her an act of submission and ‘If I say all that, perhaps no one
commented on the fact that she was employers had, in any case, not obedience from you.’ She will believe me.’ It was as if Mary Estelle once more promised to do
nd making the sign of the cross with 2 July 1876 given her permission. continued, ‘The treasures of my read her thoughts for she added, ‘I all that she could to make known
her left hand. But as soon as Estelle the glory of Mary. Our Lady Son have been available for a have paid in advance. So much
answered, ‘If you wish to serve received the sacrament, the healing On Sunday night, Estelle was This marked the end of the second long time. Let them pray.’ the worse for those who will
process was completed through the wakened from her sleep before series of apparitions. At these words she lifted from her not believe you. They will me, be simple and let your actions
Eucharist, and she completely midnight. She got up, dressed and breast a small piece of woollen acknowledge the truth of my be conformed to your words.’
recovered the use of her right arm. began to pray. Before she had Understandably, Estelle was cloth that Estelle had noticed words later on.’ Estelle ventured to ask if she should
Her family was amazed at the speed finished even one Hail Mary, the impatient to see Our Lady again before. It had always been plain change her state in life. The reply
came: ‘One can be saved in all and completeness of her recovery, Blessed Virgin was there, in front and she experienced a certain white but now it bore a red heart.
“without convalescence”, to use the of her. Estelle was overcome with amount of inner torment. Whenever Estelle concluded that this was a conditions. Where you are, you
phrase quoted later at the canonical joy. As on the previous day, she prayed, she was consumed with scapular with a Sacred Heart motif. can do much good and you can