Sr Mélanie Calvat

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Sr Mélanie Calvat

  • Birth 7 Nov 1831 Corps, Departement de l'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Death 15 Dec 1904 Puglia, Italy
  • Burial Altamura, Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia, Italy
  • Memorial ID 95754254

Roman Catholic Blessed. Born Françoise Mélanie Calvat, she was the visionary to whom the Virgin Mary appeared in La Salette on September 19, 1846. After an episcopal investigation lasting five years, the bishop of Grenoble promulgated this judgement: "We judge that the apparition of the Holy Virgin to the two shepherds, September 19, 1846, in the parish of La Salette, carries within it all the characteristics of truth, and that the faithful have reason to believe it indubitable and certain". After the apparition in 1846, Calvat was placed as a boarder in the Sisters of Providence Convent in Corenc near to Grenoble, where there was an inquiry concerning the apparition. She became religious at the age of twenty. After various vicissitudes, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Compassion in Marseille. A sister, Marie, was appointed her companion. After a stay in a Cephalonia convent, Calvet opened an orphanage and after a short sojourn at the Carmelite convent of Marseille, returned to the Sisters of Compassion for a short period. She visited the mountain at La Salette a final time on September 18, 1902, then moved to Altamura, near Bari in southern Italy and died there on December 14, 1904. Her remains are buried under a marble column with a bas-relief depicting the Virgin Mary welcoming the shepherdess of La Salette into heaven.


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  • Created by: Lucy & Chris
  • Added: 21 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95754254
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Mélanie Calvat (7 Nov 1831–15 Dec 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95754254, citing Istituto Antoniano Femminile di Altamura, Altamura, Città Metropolitana di Bari, Puglia, Italy ; Maintained by Lucy & Chris (contributor 47687293) .