The Catholic Defender: Mary appeared at Pellevoisin (Indre) to Estelle Faguette The Virgin Mary returns to France 1876
Mary appeared at Pellevoisin (Indre) to Estelle Faguette, a young woman suffering from tubercular peritonitis at the end of her life, and announced her cure, which became effective at the fifth apparition. She then presented her with the scapular of the Sacred Heart and asked her to make it known.
In 1876 in the village of Pellevoisin, Estelle Faguette lay dying, at the age of 33, of pulmonary tuberculosis, acute peritonitis and an abdominal tumor. On the 10th of February 1876, one of the doctors consulted, Doctor Benard of Buzançais only gave her a few hours to live. During the night of the February 14th, she claimed to witness the first of fifteen apparitions of the Blessed Virgin and was healed.
Doctor Benard of Buzançais only gave her a few hours to live. She was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, an acute peritonitis and an abdominal tumor.
The first apparition. A demon appeared at the foot of her bed but Our Lady rebuked him and he immediately departed. Our Lady then looked at Estelle and said to her: "Fear nothing, you are my daughter." Mary told her to have courage for she was to suffer five more days in honor of the five wounds of Christ. On Saturday she would either be dead or be cured.
The Virgin appears again with the demon and promises her safety and healing. Mary showed her the history of her past sins and she was overwhelmed with sorrow.
The Virgin appears for the third time and exhorts her to courage and reminds her of Her Mercy. She revels in a letter that Estelle had given her.
The Virgin appears for the fourth time and tells Estelle: "I am all merciful and hold sway with my Son" as well as " Have courage, patience and resignation; you will suffer and will not be free of troubles; try to be faithful and make known my glory"
The Virgin appears for the fifth time and asks Estelle to be faithful to Her. When Mary disappears, she encounters great pain and suffering but offers it to God. Her right arm remains numb but gains use of it later when a priest suggests it will be healed for her to make the sign of the cross.
The Virgin appears for the sixth time. She is completely surrounded by light and dressed in white. She looked at something, crossed Her hands over her chest and smiled saying: "Stay calm my child, patience, it will be difficult for you, but I am with you". She said "Courage, I shall return". and then disappeared again.
The Virgin appears for the seventh time. She entrusts Estelle with a secret.
The Virgin appears for the ninth time and reprimands her for not being calm enough to accept a visit from her. " I could have come again yesterday; you deprived yourself of my visit because I was waiting for an act of submission and obedience from you."
The Virgin appeared briefly for the tenth time saying: "They should pray; I will set them an example"
The Virgin appeared for the eleventh time to inform Estelle that she was to live. She told her: “I CAN STOP MY SON NO LONGER” and "France will suffer"
The Virgin appeared for the twelfth time. She stared, as usual, at some invisible object; then looked all around, said nothing and left.
The Virgin appeared briefly for the thirteenth time. She told Estelle: "I have chosen you. I choose the meek and mild for My glory. Be brave, your time of trails are about to commence."
The Virgin appeared briefly for the fourteenth time. She exhorted Estelle to make many more scapulars.
The Virgin appeared for the fifteenth and final time. She offered Estelle the chance to kiss her scapular and informed her that she was chosen "to proclaim my glory and to spread this devotion". She instructed her to go to the Prelate to promote the design and usage of her scapular.