Beauraing. The Story
Towards 6 o'clock on the 29th November 1932, Mr Voisin asked his children Fernande (age 15) and Albert (age 11) to go and pick up their sister Gilberte (age 13) from the boarding school run by the Sisters of Christian Doctrine of Nancy.
Along the way, the children invited their friends Andrée Degeimbre (age 14) and her younger sister Gilberte (age 9) to join them.
After Albert had rung the doorbell of the boarding school, he turned around and saw the Blessed Virgin walking in the air above the the railway bridge which spanned the road leading to Rochefort.
His sister and her friends, disbelieving, turned around and they too saw the
Not knowing what had just taken place, Gilberte arrived on the doorstep and also saw the Blessed Virgin walking in the air above the bridge.
On the 30th November, the Blessed Virgin appeared again above the bridge; again on the 1st December but then disappeared to reappear by the holly bush (to the right of the existing podium), disappeared again; then reappeared under a branch of the hawthorn tree near the entrance gate to the garden.
It is there that Mary would appear for another 30 times until the 3rd January.
From the 29th December, as a sign of farewell, the children saw her heart illuminated between her outstretched arms, it looked like a golden heart.
On the 2nd December, to the question asked by the children
"What do you want from us?"
On the 8th December, the children were in ecstasy for a quarter of an hour.
On the 17th Mary asked for "a Chapel".
On the 21st to the question
"Tell us who you are"
On the 23rd to the question
"Why do you come here?"
"So people come here on pilgrimage"
On the 3rd January, Mary revealed a secret to the three younger children.
There have been two recognised miraculous healings.