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      And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 

      And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 

     For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”

Matthew 24:3-5

 Perilous Times and Lying Signs and Wonders

Religious But Lost: Catholic Bishop approves first US Virgin Mary Worship site

December 9, 2010 - 2:49PM AP A Wisconsin spot where a Belgian-born nun claimed the Virgin Mary appeared to her 1859 has become the first US Virgin Mary Worship site to be officially recognised by the Catholic Church. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, just east of Green Bay near Lake Michigan, has long been a popular destination for Superstitious Virgin Mary Worshipers. But it was only in the past two years that the Diocese of Green Bay undertook the official process to earn the distinction that now puts it in company with renowned holy Virgin Mary Worship sites including Lourdes, France; Guadalupe, Mexico; and Fatima, Portugal. Green Bay Bishop David Ricken approved the mystical sightings as legitimate apparitions after a two-year study by a commission he appointed. Ricken announced the distinction at a special Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at the shrine on Wednesday, where he read from a decree that stated the apparitions witnessed by Sister Adele Brise in 1859 "do exhibit the substance of supernatural character, and I do hereby approve these mystical apparitions as worthy of belief (although not obligatory) by the Virgin Mary Worshiping Faithful". Brise was 28 at the time of the visions, and had emigrated to Wisconsin from Belgium with her family about four years earlier. Brise would recount that a lady dressed in dazzling white appeared to her and claimed to be the "Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners," according to information provided by the Green Bay diocese. The apparition asked Brise to do the same, and to gather children and teach them what they should know for salvation. After receiving the apparitions, Brise established a Catholic school and a community of Franciscan women. Such sites of confirmed apparition earn that designation only by a Catholic bishop's decree. A spokesman for the Green Bay Diocese said there are only 11 other such sites worldwide, none in the United States.