La Salette

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A village in the Alps where in 1846 a peasant boy and girl saw a vision of the BVM who through them gave ‘to all her people’ a promise of Divine Mercy after repentance, and also a special secret which was later sent to Pius IX. In 1852 the first stone of the present church was laid on the scene of the vision, which is a popular centre of pilgrimage.

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