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Geocaching : La Salette

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This statue of the Virgin Mary, standing on a relic from an older observatory, was taken out of the church during building work in 1940.

N 45°04.037 ; E 004°41.639

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This statue of the Virgin Mary, standing on a relic from an older observatory, was taken out of the church during building work in 1940. The renovation of the plinth and the erection of the statue were carried out during February and March of 1945.

The purpose of this act of devotion was to ask the Virgin Mary to protect the parish and to bring home safely those deported and imprisoned in Germany.

The History: On 19th September 1846, at approximately three in the afternoon in bright sunlight, on a mountain near the village of La Salette-Fallavaux, two children, a fifteen year old shepherdess called Mélanie Calvat, and an eleven year old shepherd called Maximin Giraud, both uneducated, saw a ‘beautiful woman’ surrounded by resplendent light and dressed in strange clothes. She spoke to them in French and Patois and asked them to deliver a message to ‘all her people’. After bemoaning the impiety of Christians, and having threatened them with dreadful punishment if they persisted in this behaviour, she promised them divine clemency if they changed their ways

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Geocaching : La Salette

Geocaching : La Salette
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07410 Colombier-le-Vieux
France

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