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Join John Carpenter, Don Hartley, and the Deeper Truth research team as they examine another Marian visit to Italy in 1557.
Tonight on Deepertruth 8:00 Central, with Catholic Convert Apologist John Carpenter The Virgin Mary visits Rapallo, Italy in 1557 07/30 by Deeper Truth | Christianity (blogtalkradio.com)
On July 2, 1557, a farmer named Giovanni Chichizola was walking on a donkey trail on a wooded hill overlooking the city of Rapallo. Coming upon a cool, shady spot, he paused for his noonday rest. The sound of a sweet voice calling his name startled him to alertness.
this shrine of Our Lady is situational on a mountain overlooking the resort town of Rapallo and its gulf. Approximately 15 miles southeast of the great port city of Genoa, Rapallo's gulf also opens into the Ligurian Sea. But unlike the many shrines of Our Lady located on the shores of Italy which are consecrated to the Queen of Heaven near the Sea, that of Montallegro has a different dedication.
The shrine owes its origin to one Giovanni Chichizola, who was making his way home through the mountains behind Rapallo on July 2, 1557. Coming upon a cool, shady spot, he paused for his noonday rest. The sound of a sweet voice calling his name startled him to alertness. There, standing close beside him, was a beautiful lady surrounded by an intense light. With a reassuring smile the vision addressed Giovanni with the words: "Do not fear, Giovanni. I am Mary, the Mother of God. Go and tell the people of Rapallo of my appearance." The vision then directed his attention to a small picture propped against one of the rocks where he had been resting.