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Subject: Shrines to the Virgin Mary, Marian apparition, Communes of the Indre department, Marx Dormoy, Arrondissement of Châteauroux, Red Scapular of the Passion
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Coordinates: 46°59′04″N 1°24′54″E / 46.9844°N 1.415°E / 46.9844; 1.415Coordinates: 46°59′04″N 1°24′54″E / 46.9844°N 1.415°E / 46.9844; 1.415

Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre
Arrondissement Châteauroux
Canton Écueillé
Intercommunality Pays d'Écueillé
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Roux
 • Land1 25.62 km2 (9.89 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 847
 • Population2 density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 36155 / 36180
Elevation 117–192 m (384–630 ft)
(avg. 168 m or 551 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Pellevoisin is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

Marian apparitions

Pellevoisin has been a place of pilgrimage since 9 September 1877:[1] On 14 February 1876, while she was dying on her bed of pulmonary tuberculosis, acute peritonitis and abdominal tumor, Estelle Faguette reportedly saw the Virgin Mary. Four days later, during the fifth apparition, Estelle was healed instantaneously. Subsequently, she had 10 other apparitions until 8 December 1876.[1] Nowadays, the pilgrimage occurs each year during the last week-end of August and gathers 15,000 visitors.[2]


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