Our Lady of Altotting
The Shrine of Our Lady of Allotting became very popular towards the end of the Fifteenth century. A little child had fallen in a river and drowned. When his mother found the child,and heard an inner voice telling her to rush the dead body of the child to the Holy Chapel of Our Lady, which she did, and the child came back to life at the altar. More
The Shrine of Our Lady of Allotting became very popular towards the end of the Fifteenth century, actually 1489, as a result of a major miracle. A little child, about three years old, had gotten too close to the edge of the river, and had fallen in. Not being able to swim, he drowned. When his mother found the child, she lost control of her senses for a moment, and then heard an inner voice telling her to rush the dead body of the child to the Holy Chapel of Our Lady. She ran for all she was worth to the Chapel and laid the body of her child on the Altar of Our Lady. People, who were in the church at the time, joined the mother in praying for a miracle, which would bring the child back to life. All said they felt an awesome presence coming from the image of Our Lady just prior to the miracle taking place.
After praying and wailing for what seemed to be a long time, the mother felt life coming back into her child. She kept praying, and claiming the miracle. All the people in the Chapel joined in claiming the miracle. The child awoke and got up. The entire Chapel shouted and sang praises to Our Lady for having given this gift to them. Word spread through the little village, and very quickly, throughout all of Bavaria, and eventually Austria and the Holy Roman Empire. Pilgrims started flocking to the Shrine with the sick, praying for miracles.