Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Immaculate Conception Shrine c. 1846
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, France
1830: July 27 Revolution - Louis Philippe overthrows King Charles X of France
1832: - First Miraculous Medals produced in France
1833: 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
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.
Location. 31° 33.507′ N, 91° 24.087′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Union Street near Main Street, on the right. In Courtyard of St. Mary Cathedral. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bishops' Prayer Garden (a few steps from this marker); St. Mary's Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersection of Main and South Union Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); This Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Lambert-Taylor House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Intersection of Main and South Commerce streets (about 500 feet away); Site of Cokesbury Chapel (about 600 feet away); Intersection of Washington and South Union streets (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
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