On May 8th, there is a feast day which is not as familiar to those of us in recent centuries or living outside of Europe. It is the commemoration of the apparition of St. Michael the Archangel on Mont Gargano near Manfredonia in southern Italy.
The Boomerang Arrow and the First Apparition
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A Second Apparition that Saves a City
The Third Apparition and a Chapel
The Fourth Apparition: Stopping a Plague
Today, the basilica continues to be a place of pilgrimage under the care of the Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel. It has been enlarged and expanded, but even today, you can see some of the areas that were part of the original chapel. If you make the pilgrimage to Mont Gargano, you will be joining a number of saints who have done the same including St. Louis de Montfort and St. John Paul II.
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