Pellevoisin

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Pellevoisin
Pellevoisin-commune-France.jpg
Pellevoisin is located in France
Pellevoisin
Pellevoisin
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
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Roux
Area1 25.62 km2 (9.89 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 847
 • 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[edit]

On the night of 14 February 1876, as she lay in Pellevoisin dying of pulmonary tuberculosis, Estelle Faguette, a domestic servant, reportedly saw the Virgin Mary. Four days later, during the fifth apparition, Estelle 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'; that Mary asked that people should wear a scapular of the Sacred Heart, and that Mary indicated that she was distressed by people's neglect of her Son in prayer and the Blessed Sacrament.[1]

The archbishops of Bourges have never pronounced on Estelle Faguette's reputed visions, although her cure has been formally recognised as a miracle; the Vatican has also given its approval for use of the Scapular of the Sacred Heart.[2]

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pellevoisin is now entrusted to friars and sisters of the Community of St Jean; an annual pilgrimage takes place there on the last weekend in August.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 790 —    
1800 795 +0.6%
1806 838 +5.4%
1821 888 +6.0%
1831 1,067 +20.2%
1836 1,030 −3.5%
1841 943 −8.4%
1846 906 −3.9%
1851 1,001 +10.5%
1856 1,046 +4.5%
1861 967 −7.6%
1866 1,061 +9.7%
1872 1,006 −5.2%
1876 1,063 +5.7%
1881 1,053 −0.9%
1886 1,078 +2.4%
1891 1,007 −6.6%
1896 1,052 +4.5%
1901 1,070 +1.7%
1906 1,144 +6.9%
1911 1,167 +2.0%
1921 1,066 −8.7%
1926 1,041 −2.3%
1931 976 −6.2%
1936 934 −4.3%
1946 1,019 +9.1%
1954 1,072 +5.2%
1962 998 −6.9%
1968 940 −5.8%
1975 926 −1.5%
1982 1,027 +10.9%
1990 916 −10.8%
1999 885 −3.4%
2009 847 −4.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is Our Lady of Pellevoisin?", The Mary Page, University of Dayton
  2. ^ Estelle Faguette (1993). Pellevoisin: Estelle nous parle... : autobiographie et récit des quinze apparitions par la voyante. Monastère des dominicaines. 
  3. ^ Shrine Leaflet: Un sanctuaire marial consacré à la miséricorde