The Immaculate Virgin


Statue on Public Display, Rosary and Mass at Rome City

Chapel open for pilgrims on Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Mass will be live streamed.

Who is Our Lady of America? Officially, she is Our Lady, The Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of America.   This title “The Immaculate Conception” refers to the dogmatic recognition that the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from the stain of any sin, both in her conception and in her life.   This singular privilege was given only to her who was destined to be the Mother of God Incarnate. This Catholic Doctrine is perfectly in harmony with her wonderful sanctity and preeminent dignity as Mother of God.

Tuesday December 8, we celebrate the Feast of The Immaculate Conception when we recognize her perfect nature. This nature is not only the complete avoidance of sin, but just as importantly, the perfect practice of the virtues. When Sr. Mary Ephrem first received her inspirations in prayer (September 25, 1956), she was drawn to the Immaculate Conception as both a person most worthy of imitation and as our nation’s patroness.

The folks at the not-for-profit Mother of Mercy Foundation which operates the Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Chapel in Rome City, Indiana where Sr. Mary Ephrem first discerned devotion to Our Lady of America has asked us to share this with our list. The Chapel will be open to pilgrims from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on December 8th. With the permission of Bishop Kevin Rhoades, the statue of Our Lady of America will be on display in the chapel’s west wing.


If you are able, please join us for the praying of the Angelus and Holy Rosary at noon and at 3:00 PM and Holy Mass is scheduled for 4:30 PM (All time are EST). Please visit for details on visiting the Rome City chapel or viewing the live Stream.  Any last minute changes will be posted there.


  1. Ron Houssaye

    Ave Maria! I wish I could be transported to pray before the statue of Our Lady of America in Rome City tomorrow. Instead I will be thinking of her at mass in my city of residence in Wisconsin. Let all be as God wills.

  2. In 2007, the statue of Our Lady of America visited a church in Queens, NY. I visited at least 3, maybe 4, times throughout the course of the week. I had a very important special intention and promised the Blessed Mother that I would make a pilgrimage to visit her statue in Washington after it was granted. The prayer intention was granted far in excess of what I even asked for, and I still haven’t made that pilgrimage. I inquired about the statue and couldn’t figure out where it was. I am so happy to hear it is in the chapel in Rome, Indiana. I am over ten hours’ drive away, so I cannot be there today, but if it would be possible to go inside the chapel, I would like to come in the next month or two.

  3. Julie General

    Hello! I have two questions about Mary’s requests concerning Our Lady of America’s statue. I read in Janice T. Connell’s book “The Secrets of Mary” that Mary has asked for a solemn procession to the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception with the statue of Our Lady of America. Has this been done? Also, She asked that Her statue be place in the Basilica, and that graces would be given to the United States. I am wondering why the statue is still in Rome City if She said she wanted it in the Basilica. Thanks for your time!

  4. Laura Macaluso

    Hi guys! How are things going there? Planning on making another trip out with Nicolai soon. All of this is so miraculous and amazing it’s hard to describe in words. But I want to spread the word so yeah if there’s ways I can help please be sure to let me know

  5. Theresa Freshwater

    What I remember reading initially re Our Lady of America, a few years ago , was that she wished to be solemnly processed into the Basilica by the BISHOPS (The Catholic Conference of Bishops). Unfortunately, that has not been done yet. We, our country, urgently needs for this to be accomplished for the graces of protection she promises on our county, as our Patroness, especially in these troubled times. Please spread the prayer intention to have the bishops agree to do this honor for Our Lady of America, as she requested before it’s too late.

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