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Our readers asked:

Wasn’t there an apparition of Mary that happened on live television?

Ginny Kubitz Moyer Answers:

Reported Marian apparitions do sometimes make the news, but I don’t know of any actual apparitions caught on camera. There are no “recorded” images of Mary captured on live TV or film.

That said, there are several videos showing the visionaries of Medjugorje allegedly experiencing apparitions of the Virgin Mary. You don’t see Mary herself in them, but you do see the visionaries smiling, praying, and reacting (you can see these on YouTube). As regards the authenticity of these apparitions, the Church has not made a definitive statement on Medjugorje, and will not do so until the apparitions stop. More information on Medjugorje can be found here.

 
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The Author : Ginny Kubitz Moyer
Ginny Kubitz Moyer is the author of the award-winning book Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area and blogs at randomactsofmomness.com.
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