1859 Apparitions Approved by Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic bishop of Green Bay, WI, David Ricken, has approved some alleged Marian apparitions that occurred back in 1859. He said,

“I declare with moral certainty and in accord with the norms of the Church that the events, apparitions and locutions given to Adele Brise in October of 1859 do exhibit the substance of supernatural character, and I do hereby approve these apparitions as worthy of belief (although not obligatory) by the Christian faithful.”

These become the first approved apparitions in the United States.