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To switch gears for a moment, another miraculous infusion of knowledge happened less than a year later, thousands of miles away in Rome, when a rabid atheist and Jew who attacked the Catholic faith entered the Church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte. A friend had challenged him to wear a Miraculous Medal, which he did. There, the Blessed Mother appeared to Alfred Ratisbonne and he was miraculously converted.
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“I had only been in the church a short while when, all of a sudden, I felt totally uneasy for no apparent reason. I raised my eyes and saw that the whole building had disappeared. Only one side chapel had, so to say, gathered all the light. In the midst of this splendor, the Virgin Mary appeared standing on the altar. She was grandiose, brilliant, full of majesty and sweetness, just as she is in the Miraculous Medal. An irresistible force attracted me to her. The Virgin made a gesture with her hand indicating I was to kneel and as if saying ‘very good!’ Although she did not say anything, I understood everything.”
Intuitively, he was given knowledge of the Catholic faith and belief in it. He again wrote, “I cannot tell how I knew it, any more than I can account for the truths of which I had suddenly gained both the knowledge and the belief. All I can say is, that the moment when the Blessed Virgin made a sign with her hand, the veil fell from my eyes…” Naturally, he converted. Pope Gregory XVI wanted to meet him and have the Vatican investigate. The Holy See called it a miracle. Ratisbonne would eventually follow his brother into the Catholic priesthood.
St. Mary’s Mission is in today’s town of Stevensville, which is 144 highway miles from the state’s capital of Helena. St. Mary Peak, tallest mountain to the west, rises over 6,000 feet above the plain and, naturally, was named by Father De Smet who also named the mountain to the north of it St. Joseph Peak.
Our Lady was immediately honored when they entered the Bitterroot Valley, and St. Mary’s Mission Parish became the first church of the North West Territories.
Devotion to Our Lady grew ever stronger after her apparition.
The Jesuit brother with the priests wrote how he “made a chapel [it was a shrine] and a pedestal for a statue carved by Father Point and every night after prayers we went there to say 3 Hail Marys.”
Shortly after Little Paul had seen our Blessed Mother, the Salish had regular processions rising from the event. From the chapel entrance to the place where our Blessed Mother appeared to Little Paul, they decorated the green path with garlands leading to the pedestal on which the statue of Our Lady was placed. They processed from the chapel, led by a banner of the Sacred Heart, singers strewing flowers, followed by two priests then the two chiefs and the people enthusiastically thanking and praising the Blessed Mother.