Benôite (Benedicta) Rencurel (1647–1718) was a shepherdess from Saint-Étienne-le-Laus, France who saw apparitions from the Virgin Mary beginning from 1664 through 1718. The apparitions became known as Our Lady of Laus and has become the site of thousands of pilgrims a year.. The site gained Vatican approval in May 2008. She was bestowed the title Venerable Servant of God by Pope Pius IX, and was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1984.
- ↑ "Phi Vatican recognizes Marian apparitions in France". Catholic News Agency. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/avantgo/new.php?n=12546. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
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