San Nicolas de los Arroyos is located in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic, 230 km from the Federal Capital, on the banks of the Paraná River. City where in 1852 it was agreed to found the Constituent Assembly, for that reason known as City of Agreement, or also as City of Steel, for the metallurgical industry, since there is one of the largest blast furnaces in Latin America, but it will later be known like the City of Mary. The Apparitions was approved in May 22, 2016.
The city bears the name of a Saint born around the year 270, to whom the greatest number of churches in the world have been built, after the Blessed Virgin. Saint Nicholas valiantly defended at the Council of Nicea the mystery of the divine motherhood of Mary.
In this city that bears her name, on September 25, 1983, the Virgin appeared to Gladys Quiroga de Motta, in her room, while she prayed the rosary.
The Virgin was dressed in blue, she had the Child in her arms and a rosary in her hand. The Blessed Mother made a gesture, as if to give the rosary to Gladys.
The apparition was very brief, like a kind of annunciation.
Gladys is a simple country woman, the wife of a metal worker and the mother of two daughters. She had never experienced anything similar. The day before, she had seen the rosary that she had hanging in her room light up. Some neighbors saw it too. She there she began to pray the rosary, and the next day the first appearance of her took place.
For some time, in various places in Buenos Aires, several families witnessed this phenomenon in their own homes.
Gladys was not used to writing. She attended elementary school through fourth grade. However, she was leaving written testimony of the messages and the events that changed her life and that of many of her.
On September 28 and October 5, 1983, the Virgin again appears to Gladys while she prays the rosary. The Mother repeats the gesture of offering hers. The Virgin had not yet spoken.
On October 7, feast of the Rosary, he felt the interior announcement that he had learned to recognize, he closed his eyes, saw a light, and in it the Blessed Virgin, real and full of life, holding in her hands a large rosary. Gladys asked what she expected of us. The image faded and the vision of a temple appeared. With this she understood that Mary wanted to be among us.