San Nicolas, Argentina: Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary, an approved apparition of the Blessed Mother
About the reported apparitions in San Nicolas:
Here, on September 25, 1983 a series of reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary began to a woman named Gladys Herminia de Motta. Between 1978 and 1990, the last of the apparitions, she received over 1800 messages. One of the first requests from the Blessed Mother was that a chapel be built here in San Nicolas de Arroyos.
Certain prophetic messages were given to Gladys and many of them are similar to those of Medjugorje, Garabandal and other modern-day apparitions. These have were officially approved by Bishop Hector Sabatino Cardelli on May 22, 2016. Pope John Paul II visited the Shrine in 1987 as part of his Apostolic visit to Argentina.
In addition, at least two cures have been credited to visits to the Shrine.
About the Church:
The large Church you see today can hold 8,000 to 9,000 people (standing). There is addition room outdoors for special occasions.
Masses are held Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday Masses are 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sunday Masses are 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
From 17th to 24th of each month there is an additional Mass at 3:00 p.m. And, on the 25th of each month there is a Mass every hour on the hour.
Traveling to San Nicolas de Arroyos:
San Nicolas de Arroyos is about 100 miles Northwest of Buenos Aires. There is new train service now, with a stop in San Nicolas. Improvements to service were due to be made in 2015, but for now they are still in progress, so the trip takes up to 5 hours.
We suspect that Pope Francis, who has such a devotion to the Blessed Mother, must have visited here on occasion, although we have no documentation of that as fact.
Address: Viale s/n, B2900 San Nicolás, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GPS coordinates: 33° 19′ 36.0156” S, 60° 14′ 1.2084” W
Tel: (+54) 336-442-2364
The official website of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in San Nicolas, Argentina does not appear to be working at this time. Click here for their Facebook page.
Click here for a forum dedicated to the apparitions (in Spanish).
Photos credit Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, San Nicolas, Argentina