Immaculate Conception Shrine c. 1846

Immaculate Conception Shrine c. 1846 (HM1YQ3)

Location: Natchez, MS 39120 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 33.507', W 91° 24.087'

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Oldest Extant Outdoor Shrine Dedicated to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

1830: July 18-December 30- The Blessed Virgin Mary appears to St. Catherine Lebouré, Daughter of Charity, in Paris, France1830: July 27 Revolution - Louis Philippe overthrows King Charles X of France1832: - First Miraculous Medals produced in France1833: December 27 - Father John Mary Odin, C.M., in Paris, writes to Father John Timon, C.M., in Barrens, Missouri, that "... this sister had a vision of the Blessed Virgin telling her to have a medal struck..." (Notre Dame Archives)1835: Father John Chanche, S.S., as president of St. Mary's College, Baltimore, MD., introduces the Miraculous Medal to Mother Rose White, Successor to Mother Elizabeth Seton of Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, Emmitsburg, Maryland.1842-1843: - Our Lady of Sorrows Cathedral (St. Mary Basilica) is partially completed.1846: - While attending the 6th Provincial of Baltimore, Bishop Chanche, S.S., is one of twenty two bishops who signed the document to nominate Mary of the Immaculate Conception patroness of the United States. In Natchez, Bishop Chanche, S.S., builds his episcopal residence and the shrine which is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.1847: Three Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph arrive in Natchez. They wear the habit of Mother Elizabeth
Seton. A copy of Murillo's painting of the Immaculate Conception arrives in Natchez, the gift of King Louis Philippe and Queen Marie Amelié of France.1848: French Revolution - Napoleon III overthrows King Louis Philippe. Archbishop Denis-Auguste Affre is killed in Paris during a battle. Bishop Chanche, S.S., goes to Europe on "begging mission" and while in Paris assists Samuel Eccleston, S.S., Archbishop of Baltimore, in uniting the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph with the daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul of France.1850: The Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, Emmitsburg, Maryland, unite with the Daughters of Charity, Paris, France.1852: July 22 - Bishop Chanche, S.S., dies in Frederick, Maryland, after attending the First Plenary Council of Baltimore.1854: December 8 - The Immaculate Conception becomes dogma.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 651719 N 3492602
Decimal Degrees31.55845000, -91.40145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.507', W 91° 24.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 30.42" N, 91° 24' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 S Union St, Natchez MS 39120, US
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