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I grew up in a small town, and it was that experience, along with a song I still love, that inspired me as I was working on this week’s column about her apparition at La Salette. It’s one I hadn’t heard about (which isn’t saying much; I haven’t heard about a lot of the Marian apparitions), and, as it turns out, one that most of the Catholics I know hadn’t heard about either. It’s a pretty interesting apparition, though my column doesn’t go into all of the details. I encourage you to learn more; I was very struck by the details of Mary’s message.