Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is greatly revered within Christianity - especially within the Catholic branch of the faith. Interestingly, the Catholic doctrine tells us that she didn't "die", but instead was bodily "Assumed" up into Heaven. In other words, instead of "passing on" and leaving her physical body behind in the usual way, she was actually taken up "bodily" into Heaven. This is a very rare, special sacred activity that the Ascended Masters refer to as the "Ascension". The Catholic Church didn't understand Jesus when he said that, "All these things that I do, you too shall do . . ." so they thought that only Jesus could Ascend, and that no one else, not even his Mother, would be able to Ascend. So instead of saying that Mary "Ascended" into Heaven, they say she was "Assumed" up into Heaven and refer to it as her "Assumption", but really the word "Assumption" is simply describing Mary's "Ascension". In fact, the Ascended Masters tell us that Blessed Mary is a very, very great Ascended Lady Master who is a tremendous outpouring of compassion, loving kindness, and peace to all humanity.
Since her "Assumption" or "Ascension", Blessed Mary has on a few special occasions appeared to people who are especially pure-hearted. These appearances have since become known as "Marian Apparitions".
Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina, (former Yugoslavia) 1981, Blessed Mary, "Our Lady of Medjugorje: Queen of Peace", starting appearing on June 24th & 25th, 1981 to six Herzegovinian children in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. And the appearances are still occurring today on a monthly basis even as you are reading these words in this website.
Fatima, Portugal in 1917: Blessed Mary, "Our Lady of Portugal", appeared to three young Portuguese children, Lucia dos Santos, Jacinta Marto, and Francisco Marto, near the town of Fátima, Portugal in 1917.
Lourdes, France in 1858: Blessed Mary, "Our Lady of Lourdes", appeared to a 14-year-old peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, starting February 11, 1858 - a story that has been beautifully recounted in the book and movie: "The Song of Bernadette"
Guadalupe, Mexico in 1531: Blessed Mary, "Our Lady of Guadalupe", appeared to a humble peasant, Juan Diego, on December 9, 1531.
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