'Pray and pray hard': When 100,000 wa...

'Pray and pray hard': When 100,000 waited to see the Virgin Mary on a Wisconsin farm

The faithful and the curious wore their church clothes - hats and suits and heels - as they picked their way across a Wisconsin field on a summer Tuesday. Nearly 60 years ago this month, an estimated 100,000 people converged on a farm in Necedah, where a 41-year-old mother of eight promised that the Virgin Mary would appear.

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