Our Lady Of Divine Providence
Country : Italy
Year : 1521
The shrine of Our Lady of Divine Providence is situated or located in a rural district of the diocese of Fossano, Italy, called Cussanio. In 1521 the Blessed Virgin appeared to a deaf mute, Bartolomeo Coppa. She appeared to him for the first time on May 8 when she cured him of his disability and told him to preach penance to the inhabitants of Fossano.
In a second apparition she brought him three loaves of bread and again asked him to preach penance to the Fossanese. The latter, however, only ridiculed the visionary. A short time later a plague broke out among the inhabitants who then had recourse to Our Lady and after having been granted a release from the plague, had a chapel built which was later enlarged.
In 1856 the Bishop of Fossano, Mons Manacadda, enlarged the sanctuary and proclaimed the Madonna of Cussanio Mother of Divine Providence.