Many know about approved apparitions of our Blessed Mother. But only a handful realize that there were apparitions in Itapiranga, Brazil from 1994-1998 in which St. Joseph appeared along with Mary and Jesus.
In January 2010, after much study, prayer, reflection, observation and seeing the growth in the faith life of thousands, the local ordinary, Bishop Carillo Gritti declared a Decree of Worship favoring the Itapiranga appearances and in an earlier document called it of “supernatural origin.”
In another document he stated that considering the manifestations of the Virgin from 2005-10, who has called upon devotion to the three Sacred Hearts: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, a first step has been taken to build a new sanctuary with the certainty that it will be a place for pilgrimages, and the conversions that only God by the intercession of Mary can operate has been thus far for him and enlightened souls, reason enough to see in these visions and messages the finger of God (translated form the Portuguese). Click here to read the rest of the article
I hadn’t known about these approved apparitions until a couple of days ago, but it strikes me that devotion to the Most Chaste Heart of St Joseph is not only a most appropriate devotion, but most necessary – especially for young boys and men – in our sexually promiscuous times. Share your thoughts…
Please read the comments below from Westminster Fly. It seems these alleged apparitions may not be true, after all. Seems the alleged seer is a globe-trotter, having “apparitions” on demand, just like the Medjugorje bunch, so I apologise for posting this thread uncritically; in this time of crisis, we need to question everything in the post-Vatican II Church, and that includes apparently approved “apparitions”.