The Marian Minute – Our Lady of La Salette

On September 19, 1846 the Blessed Mother appeared to two shepherd children in La Salette, France.

The children could not identify the “beautiful lady” who appeared to them and wept unceasingly as she told them of the famine that would come as a punishment for the sins of the people.  She told them about the sacrifices and sufferings of her son which are repaid with a lack of prayer and reverence, and an especially low Mass attendance.

When she asked the children about their faithfulness to prayer and they responded honestly that they prayed very little, she warned them saying, “Ah, my children, it is very important to say them, at night and in the morning. When you don’t have time, at least say an Our Father and a Hail Mary. And when you can, say more.”

Our Lady of La Salette has also become known as  the “Reconcilatrix of sinners” because of her desire for the conversion of sinners and for an increase in prayer and reverence for her son.

Our Lady of La Salette, pray for us.