This occurred in Venezuela, between the towns of Cua and San Casimiro, in Miranda, on March 25, 1984, in a place today known as the Diocesan Marian Sanctuary, Mary Reconciler of Peoples or Sanctuary of Betania.
March 25th, 2021, Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, marks 45 years since the first apparition of Our Lady Reconciler of All Peoples. For this reason, a special program will be broadcasted on the YouTube channel of the Betania Spirituality Movement, and on the Instagram of the Betania Sanctuary and the Betania Spirituality Movement (@santuariodebetania – @fundacionbetania). The Parish Priest of Nuestra Senora del Rosario and Archpriest of La California, Father Enrique Yanes; the Rector of the Sanctuary of Betania, Father Jhonfer Camacho; the Parish Priest of San Diego de Alcala, Ocumare del Tuy, Father Gregory Oviedo; the Parish Priest of Nuestra Senora Macarena of Los Teques, Father Adan Vargas; and the Betania Choir, led by Professor Maria Auxiliadora Bianchini Leon, all participate in the program.
Father Jhonfer invites the faithful to make a virtual pilgrimage to the shrine, through the networks of the Sanctuary of Betania and the Betania Spirituality Movement.
The Virgin had already manifested herself on location since March 25, 1976, but had only been seen by one person, her messenger, the Servant of God Maria Esperanza Medrano Bianchini. The Mother of God described the site, located at the North-Center of Venezuela, and announced that it would be a pilgrimage center for Venezuela and the world, where she would pour out her grace, healing the bodies and souls of all of her children.
On March 25, 1984, at 3:00 in the afternoon, there was a group of 150 people in Betania, because Mass had been celebrated. Several children began shouting that Our Lady was at the grotto. They all ran from the hacienda house where they were gathered and saw, clearly and undoubtedly, the Blessed Virgin appear and disappear 7 times. The last apparition lasted half an hour. The Bishop of the Diocese, His Excellency Bishop Pio Bello Ricardo investigated the apparitions for 3 years, to later issue a Pastoral Letter in which he decreed that they were authentic, supernatural and of divine origin.