Mary appeared to two small children, Melanie Mathieu and Maximin Giraud, on the mountain of La Salette in the French Alps. She was crying, and around her neck was a crucifix, with a hammer and pincers on either side.
The Shrine of LaSalette is of great authenticity and is destined to have a future. I love this devotion and shall be glad to see it spread. – Pope Pius IX
Very willingly do we direct our desires and encouragement to the dear Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette, in the easy confidence that the Most Holy Virgin will, in return, be glad to obtain for them a great abundance of graces and consolation for the fruitfulness of their ministry, now so varied and reaching to the most distant fields of the Apostolate. – Pope Pius XII
- “Our Lady of La Salette“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 January 2016. Web. 27 August 2016. <>