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About Us

Our Mission Statement:

We, the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, of the Province of Mary, Mother of the Americas, are an Apostolic, religious community. We witness to the Kingdom of God as we seek to mend relationships in need of healing. Inspired by the event of La Salette and supported by our community life, we  are strengthened by the Eucharist, prayer and faith sharing. We unite our gifts and talents with those of the laity. Looking to Mary as our model, we discern new opportunities to make known Her message of hope and reconciliation.


Weather Advisory

Weather advisory
Check here for cancellations due to weather emergencies.

There are NO weather emergecies at this time. The National Shrine of La Salette is open.


For Emergency Shelters, call EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER at 508-223-2275 or call the AMERICAN RED CROSS at 617-274-5200.

 Fr. Tom Puthusseril, M.S., Shrine Director

 posted on .... February 19, 2014 at 12:00am

 Prayer against storms

Jesus Christ the King of Glory has come in peace. † God became man, † and the Word was made flesh.† Christ was born of a virgin.†  Christ suffered.†  Christ was crucified.†  christ died.† Christ rose from the dead.†  Christ ascended into heaven.†  Christ conquers.†  Christ reigns.†  Christ Orders.†  May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning.†  Christ went through their midst in peace† and the Word was made flesh.†  Christ is with us with Mary.†  Flee, you enemy spirits, because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root of David, has won.†  Holy God!†  Holy Powerful God!†  Holy Immortal god!†  Have mercy on us .  Amen!
(This prayer was taken from the Pieta Prayer Book, published through MLOR Corp.  This prayer originated in a convent and church in Lisbon Portugual.  Pope Innocent III, 1198-1216, ordered it published.)


Directions and Shrine Map

Directions to the National Shrine


FROM 95 (N & S): Take Exit 3 (Rte 123 E) through 5 lights to the center of Attleboro (follow sign saying 123 East—118 South—Norton—Brockton). 

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The Apparition

Our Lady Appeared on the French Alps of La Salette
On September 19, 1846...


"Come near my children, don't be afraid. I am here to tell you great news."

stained glass w childrenstained glass weepingThese were Mary's first words when she appeared to Maximin Giraud and Melanie Mathieu, two shepherd children, at La Salette in the French Alps, on September 19, 1846.

With rapt attention, the children looked up into Mary's tear-streaked face and listened to her message of reconciliation. They described her as being surrounded by a light that was brighter than the sun, but yet didn't hurt their eyes. They also described a dazzling crucifix on her breast, with a hammer on one side and pincers on the other.

Mary spoke about how people's actions and lifestyles were hurting her son. She spoke about people who cannot swear without bringing in my Son's name and about people who don't observe the Sabbath. She pleaded for people to return to her Son to be reconciled to him. She also encouraged Maximin and Melanie to pray daily. Her closing words were, 

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A Look At The Apparition

Paradis Donald

By Fr.Donald

Paradis, M.S.

Our Lady Appeared on the French Alps of La Salette
On September 19, 1846...



In the network of signs constituted by apparition, one central scene stands out. Everything serves to highlight its importance: the length of time it lasted, the fact that the Virgin speaks there, announces her great news, beseeches her people to heed her words. The two others, the Virgin in tears and the Virgin of the Assumption, are to be interpreted, therefore, in terms of that scene. To shed light on her role as Reconciler, Our Lady displays before our eyes the image of her Compassion and that of the glory where she awaits us.

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Monthly Messages

Fr. Donald Paradis, M.S. Monthly Thoughts
About Our Lady of La Salette and Her Message...

Paradis Donald

My dear friends,
It is my utmost hope that these writings will be a blessing to you and help you grow closer to Jesus through Mary.

May God always + bless you, your family and friends. And know that Jesus is always at your side.

Fr. Donald Paradis, M.S.

Though La Salette is not to be placed on a par with Scripture, it is a revelation none the less.  It speaks of God’s love for his people.  The Mother of Jesus is seen there in tears.  She tells us:  “How long a time I have suffered for you.  I must constantly plead with Him for you.  As for you, you pay no heed.”  This brings to mind the words of her Son: “As he drew near, Jesus saw the city and wept over it saying, if you only knew this day what makes for peace _ but now it is hidden from your eyes.” Luke 19: 41-42

The appearance of the Virgin on the mountain is not only a miracle and a privilege but a sign of God’s ongoing presence among us.  A reminder that we are worth crying over.  Wander and stray as we may, betray as we may, we can never be far from the loving of God.  What our mother says here is that her people sadly choose not to be true to him.  She calls all who hear her to a thoughtful examination.  We are even now to ask ourselves:  Which is prevailing?  God’s will or our will?

The appearance of the Virgin Mary on the mountain of La Salette is not just a miracle and a privilege but a sign of God’s ongoing presence among us and within us.  It is our God offering a love he alone can give us.  It is love shown, manifested, spoken again and again in concrete human accents.  Light and blossoms and a most beautiful Lady.  So it is that La Salette is a network of signs.

It enfolds a treasure of trove of symbols; of signs, verbal and visual.  They compensate, in a sense, and enrich the otherwise pragmatic character of its message.  Symbols are enticing, fascinating, intriguing and engaging.  To mention but a few of these signs and symbols:

__the mountain site
__the spring
__light related to Mary’s person
__to the crucifix she wore
__to her tears
__the chains and the roses
__the apron
__the crucifix with hammer and pincers
__the arm of her Son

Rooted in the Scriptures, these symbols are, at once, perennial and contemporary.  In our visual age, they further impact the social and missionary dimension of La Salette because they present many advantages:  (1)  unifying in character, they provide a dynamic impulse  (2) and because they are less apt to counter resistance than verbal statements do, (3) are more apt to lead to action; because they are virtually inexhaustible and versatile, they point to the future; because they are multifaceted and lend themselves to a variety of meanings, they allow for unity in diversity.

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