On November 12, 1949 the Mother of God appeared to Mary Ann Van Hoof, a farm wife and mother of eight children, outside of the small village of Necedah, Wisconsin. For 34 years messages concerning the youth, the Catholic Church, America, and the world were given to her. Mary Ann was told to “Bring the truth to all people.”
Since the beginning of the Apparitions, the Mother of God pleaded for prayers and guidance for the youth. She stated that she came to Necedah primarily for the youth. She begged them to be pure and chaste.
Much effort is put forth to carry out heaven’s requests, to unite all Christians in promoting the Constant Vigil of Prayer, Patriotism, putting Christ in Christmas, and working to save the unborn.
The Blessed Mother said to Mary Ann: “The blessings will be given to many that come to these grounds, and the grace we hope will flow into their hearts.”
Many testimonies have been received recounting conversions, reversions, cures, miracles witnessed and favors received. Also the silver links of Rosaries have changed to gold and sometimes the beads have changed color. The Blessed Mother has revealed at Necedah that “the Rosary is the strongest weapon against the enemy of God.”
If you have been blessed with a cure or miracle, we encourage you to contact the shrine and send a written description to the shrine.
The Information Center is open from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily. Guides will explain the apparitions and answer questions. Rosaries, crucifixes, statues, medals, and books can be purchased. Free literature and scapulars are also available.
In respect to the Blessed Mother and Saints who have appeared here, we ask that all visiting the Shrine observe modesty in dress. Wrap-around skirts are available at the Information Center. Also silence is appreciated near the Sacred Spot where the Blessed Mother appeared, because it is reserved for prayer
Group and bus tours are welcome. Please contact the shrine to make arrangements. Admission is free.
To stand firmly for God and for Country;
To bring the truth to all people;
To bring peace and unity between home, school, and church;
Thus bringing everlasting peace to the nation.
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