|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Claude Roux|
|• Land1||25.62 km2 (9.89 sq mi)|
|• 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.
On 14 February 1876, as she lay was dying of pulmonary tuberculosis, Estelle Faguette, a domestic servant, reportedly saw the Virgin Mary. Four days later, during the fifth apparition, Estelle was seemed to be healed instantaneously. Subsequently, she had 10 other apparitions until 8 December 1876. She lived another fifty years, dying in 1929. She stated that Mary told her, If you want to serve me, be simple, and let your words and deeds agree; and that Mary indicated that she was distressed by people's neglect of her Son in prayer and the Blessed Sacrament.
The archbishops of Bourges have never pronounced on Estelle Faguette's reputed visions. Nonetheless, pilgrims come to the commemorative chapel at Pellevoisin. Nowadays, the pilgrimage occurs each year during the last week-end of August and gathers 15,000 visitors.
There is a shrine of Our Lady of Pellevoisin in New York, in St. Paul's Church, on 117th Street,and a church named in honor of Mary, under that title at McIntosh, Ontario.
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