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Below is an illustrated index of the 10 Vision Site profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux
    Banneux, Belgium
    In 1933, the Virgin Mary appeared to a young girl of Banneux on eight separate occasions. The Blessed Virgin spoke only briefly, but led young Mariette to a spring with healing powers.
  • Knock Shrine
    Knock, Ireland
    In 1879, the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John appeared at the parish church in Knock. Today, 1.5 million pilgrims visit the shrine each year.
  • Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette
    La Salette, France
    La Salette, a small town of 200 people south of Grenoble, was the site of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1846. The Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette is a major place of pilgrimage.
  • Medjugorje
    Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Monte Sant'Angelo
    Puglia, Italy
    A sacred cave and popular Catholic shrine near San Giovanni Rotundo. Here the Archangel Michael is said to have appeared in 490, 492 and 1656 and consecrated the shrine himself.
  • Chapel of the Miraculous Medal
    Paris, France
    This Catholic shrine marks the site of three appearances of the Virgin Mary in 1830, which revealed the design for a protective medal.
  • Cave of the Apocalypse
    Patmos, Greece
    This sacred grotto is believed to mark the spot where St. John received his visions from Christ that he recorded in the Book of Revelation.
  • Domine Quo Vadis
    Rome, Italy
    This small chapel on the Appian Way marks the spot where St. Peter, fleeing persecution, saw the risen Christ and asked, Domine quo vadis? ("Lord, where are you going?").
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
    Walsingham, England
    This shrine in rural Norfolk was founded in the 11th century after a local noblewoman had a vision of the Virgin Mary and became a very popular medieval pilgrimage destination. Suppressed at the English Reformation and revived in the early 20th century, it once again attracts many pilgrims.
  • El Pilar Basilica
    Zaragoza, Spain
    Better known simply as El Pilar, this is one of two major cathedrals in the heart of Zaragoza. It is an important pilgrimage site, thanks to an ancient pillar said to have been given by the Virgin Mary to Saint James on this very spot.