Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in AMERICA as a mestiza virgin more than 470 years ago ~ in the geographic midpoint of North, Central and South America ~ which just happened to be Mexico City, and now the largest city in the entire world!

The Continent of AMERICA (North, Central and South) is the only place in the world where God has left a permanent image of


426 years later, in January of 1957,

Our Lady of America  

"Will my children in
listen to my pleadings
console my Immaculate Heart?"

Our Lady as she 
(see *** below)

Our Lady had chosen a humble religious sister who lived in the United States of America from 1916 until the Great Jubilee Year 2000.  She had chosen this contempletive sister as her special instrument to accomplish her desire, just as she had chosen Juan Diego more than 470 years ago. 

"I come to you, O children of America, as a last resort.  I plead with you to listen to my voice.  Cleanse your souls in the Precious Blood of My Son...I desire to make the whole of America my shrine by making every heart accessible to the love of my Son."  
(Diary pg.12)

In the Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Ecclesia in America, THE CHURCH IN AMERICA, our Holy Father exhorted us to CONVERSION, COMMUNION and SOLIDARITY of the Church and her peoples throughout the entire Continent of America.  Nothing short of a miracle will be needed for this to be effectively accomplished. 

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Please know and understand that Archbishop Paul F. Leibold, V.G., now deceased, granted the Imprimatur to the messages received by sister
from Our Lady and this same Archbishop had acted as her personal spiritual director for 32 years.  

Be sure to see the at the end of this urgent message!

Forty-five years have now passed since Our Lady first appeared to Sister Mildred Mary Neuzil.  Before her death, she told a sister in her community that she had great faith that the work shall be accomplished after her death. These strong, pleading words, "Will my children in AMERICA listen to my pleadings and console my Immaculate Heart?" were the words Our Blessed Mother spoke to the contemplative nun in Fostoria, Ohio, Sr. Mildred Mary (Ephrem) Neuzil, messenger for Our Lady of America.  Our Lady further pleaded: "Will my loyal sons (the Bishops) carry out my desires and thus help me bring the peace of Christ once again to mankind?" (Diary, pg. 15)

Our Lady expressed an urgency about her message, saying,  "The hour grows late.  My Son's patience will not last foreverů.Tell the Bishops of the United States, my loyal sons, of my desires and how I wish them to be carried out." (Diary, pg. 15)

Still, many have not heard the message, and Our Lady's desire to be honored in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the United States of America, under this title, has not been fulfilled!  

Sister Mildred Mary pledged her life to make Our Lady's messages known, endured great suffering on behalf of her nation and all the world, and was adamant all her life, on fulfilling Our Lady's most special request:  to be honored in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., with a statue made in her image and placed there, after being carried in solemn procession, honoring her under the title "Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin."  (Diary, pg. 14)  Our Lady often spoke to Sister that much of this effort would be in the hands of the laity and it would be the cries of her children in AMERICA that would move the bishops to fulfill her desires, at last. 

Many are unaware of the urgency of this message for our nation, our families, the CHURCH IN AMERICA and throughout the world.  Too few have embraced Our Lady's call for a reform of life, for a renewed interior life, focused on the contemplation of the Divine-humanity of her Son.  Too few have accepted the challenge of the invitation she has given to her children in AMERICA.  On February 11, 1958, Our Lady told Sr. Mildred Mary Neuzil that "AMERICA, the United States in particular, is being given the tremendous, yet privileged, opportunity to lead all nations in a spiritual renewal never before so necessary, so important, so vital."

It was on the eve of the feast of the North American martyrs, September 24, 1956, that Our Lady appeared to Sr. Mildred, coming first as Our Lady of Lourdes, that place where she had identified herself to Bernadette as "I am the Immaculate Conception."  On the feast of the martyrs itself, Our Lady came again to thank her children in America for the honor they have shown her, especially through the unique privilege of her Immaculate Conception, in their efforts to complete the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Our Lady stated,  "I am pleased, my child, with the love and honor my children in America give to me, especially through my glorious and unique privilege of the Immaculate Conception.  I promise to reward their love by working through the power of my Son's heart and my Immaculate Heart miracles of grace among them.  I do not promise miracles of the body, but of the soul."  (Diary, pg. 1)

Our Lady went on to say: "For it is mainly through these miracles of grace that the Holy Trinity is glorified among men and nations.  Let AMERICA continue and grow in its love for me, and I in return, in union with the Heart of my Son, promise to work wonders in her.  My child, I desire that this be known."  

***It was at this time, on this feast day of martyrs so important to the spiritual heritage of the United States, that Our Lady first revealed herself as Our Lady of America.  Our Lady appeared with a lily in her right hand, clothed in brilliant white, wearing a gold crown, and her heart, encircled with red roses (the symbol of suffering), sent forth flames of fire.  Sister Mildred writes, Then solemnly and distinctly, in calm yet majestic tones, I heard these words:  "I am Our Lady of America.  I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives."  (Diary, pg. 10)

On the afternoon of that same day, the feast of the North American martyrs, Our Lady again spoke to Sister:  "My child, I entrust you with this message that you must make known to my children in AMERICA  I wish it to be the country dedicated to my purity.  The wonders I will work will be the wonders of the soul.  They must have faith and believe firmly in my love for them.  I desire that they be the children of my Pure Heart.  I desire, through my children in AMERICA to further the cause of faith and purity among peoples and nations.  Let them come with confidence and simplicity, and I, their Mother, will teach them to become pure like to my Heart that their own hearts may be more pleasing to the Heart of my Son."  Sister declared that Our Lady called herself Our Lady of America in response to the love and desire that reached out for this special title in the hearts of her children in AMERICA  This title is a sign of Our Lady's pleasure in the devotion of her children of AMERICA towards her, and this visit is a response to the longing, conscious or unconscious, in the hearts of her children in AMERICA.   (Diary, pg. 11)

It is a kind of reprimand Our Lady gives to parents to renew their families and to teach their children spiritual values; and to children, to respect their parents and parental authority, which comes from God.  There are equally strong exhortations to priests and religious to renew their holy consecration, to live lives of prayer and penance, to lead the faithful to holiness by way of example.  To the young she gives an olympian challenge to turn away from the ways of our death-laden culture to embrace the cross of Jesus, to become "Torchbearers of the Queen," an army of lovers to work with her, her Son and the Holy Spirit, to renew the face of the earth.  The young are called to lead!

For the protection of the Pope, the Church and the Family, Our Lady  brought to our aid her holy Spouse, St. Joseph. It was on the eve of his own feast, March 19, 1958, that St. Joseph made his own appearance and proclaimed the unique privilege that was bestowed on him as the Virgin-Father of Jesus, saying all fatherhood is blest in his.  He asked that our family life be modeled on that of the Holy Family, with Jesus at the center of all its activity.  On March 30, that same month, St. Joseph again appeared and declared himself the protector of the Church and the home.  He stated that Jesus and Mary desired that his pure heart, so long hidden and unknown, be now honored in a special way.  He asked that we honor him on the First Wednesday of every month and pray the Joyful mysteries of the rosary in memory of his life with Jesus and Mary.  St. Joseph confirmed his enormous role in God's plan of salvation, shared with his holy Spouse, the Mother of Jesus. (Diary, pgs. 26-31)  It is that same Mother who weeps for her children and begs us to heed her voice and make every effort to withdraw the sword that pierces her heart.  She begs us to be the nation dedicated to her purity, a purity that can only be gained through the purification of suffering, penance willingly embraced out of love, in atonement for sin

Our Lady of America has herself pledged to be our safeguard.  Her statue or image in the home will be a protection for the family.  Her statue in our National Shrine will be a safeguard for our Nation, for she has warned that, because of her special calling to the people of AMERICA, the United States in particular, the forces of evil will be focused on our land, and the threat of chastisement for the many transgressions hangs heavily over us.

Therefore,  1)  pray the rosary as a family, binding your family to Mary's Immaculate Heart.  2) We ask that you help spread the word in every way possible.  3) Obtain copies of the Diary and give them as gifts.  4) Pray the prayers to the Immaculate Conception and The Indwelling Most Holy Trinity daily.  5) Wear the medal with great faith. 6) Place her picture or statue in your home and ask for Our Lady's protection, and that of her holy spouse, St. Joseph.  Repeat often the little prayer Our Lady, herself, requested to be placed on her medal, "By thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil." 

Letters have been sent to Bishops in the United States and now they are awaiting a response from the people!  So now we need your help in gathering petitions (to obtain a petition form from this site, click here) to be sent to our Bishops, asking them not to delay any longer in fulfilling Our Lady's desire to re-dedicate the United States to her Immaculate Heart under the title of Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin, and to place her statue in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., her home in the United States, giving her a place of honor over all the nations who have come to honor her there as her children.  

Please copy, complete and mail petitions to the Our Lady of America Center as listed on the petition, as soon as possible.  

For Ways You Can Help Fulfill Our Lady's Desires, click here.

(Devotionals are available from the Our Lady of America Center, P.O. Box 445, Fostoria, OH  44830.  Inquiries or orders can be phoned into the Center at (419) 435-3838 or faxed to (419) 435-7777.  For additional information, you can also send an e-mail to: Elaine at alelbro@earthlink.net  or Anita at jmarovic@optonline.net.  Donations are needed to cover the cost of printing materials and postage.  Please help!)