The images both Christian and non-Christian alike have commonly associated most with the Mother of Christ throughout the 20th and into the 21st century are of a purely mystical nature, since Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal are part of a long list of locations where a specific event has occurred that can best be described in layman’s terms as “supernatural”. Each location is said to have had a “Marian Apparition” take place there.
Marian Apparition – a supernatural event in which the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to one or more persons regardless of their religious faith.
According to Wikipedia, each apparition “is often named after the town where it is reported”, such as Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, , etc. and is said to “recur at the same site over an extended period of time” with either one or a small handful of people witnessing the apparition at the time of its original occurrence.Read more "The Mysticism of Mary: The Ancient Feminine Force of the Catholic Faith, Part III"