Lipa, Philippines: Apparitions of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces
About the apparitions of Our Lady of All Graces:
The story begins in 1948 at the Carmelite Monastery in Lipa City, Philippines. That year, it was reported that Our Blessed Mother appeared 19 times to a novice, Teresita Castillo.
Teresita recounted that Our Lady stressed humility, penance, prayers for the clergy and the Pope, and to pray the Rosary. She told her superiors that there was one secret for herself, one for the Carmel convent in Lipa City, one for China, and also one for the entire world. These secrets have never been revealed.
Veneration of Mary was permitted under the title “Mediatrix of All Graces” in the Archdiocese of Lipa, but in 1951 a ruling of “Established as Not Supernatural” was affirmed by the Vatican in 2010. This was perhaps due to misuse of the information given in the apparitions, when vendors began to try to capitalize on them. Note that this ruling did not declare the apparitions fraudulent, just that there was no evidence of the supernatural.
Then, in 2009, Archbishop of Lipa, Ramon C. Arguelles lifted the ban and decided to call for a new investigation. In 2014, the Archbishop approved the apparitions.
Address: Barangay Antipolo Del Norte, Lipa, Batangas, Philippines
GPS coordinates: 13° 56′ 4.8624” N, 121° 9′ 58.6152” E
Tel: +63 43 756 2234
We are not aware of an official website of the Shrine of Our Lady of All Graces in Lipa City.