The Virgin Mary has appeared since 40 A.D. when she first appeared to St. James in Spain and then more than 2500 times since. She has been a very active Lady serving Our Lord as His Queen for eternity in Heaven. She is always seeking to do His will. The past few weeks we have been looking at Barberton Ohio where it is being investigated by the Catholic Church. The Average Marian event to be recognized by the Church is about 57 years. Some much longer, others much shorter. It is a process the Lord placed in the Church through the Power of His Spirit (1 John 4:1). We follow the Authority of the Bishop who allows such investigations. Sometimes, as Shephards they steer us away from those that are not of God, other times, we are allowed to investigate as long as it is being investigated.
John Carpenter is a former Methodist who converted to the Catholic Faith and has done much reserch on Marian Apparitions. These are very valuable for anyone who is interested in looking deeper the truths of the Catholioc Faith. I bring in a biblical approach to these events which is highly interesting.