Apparitions & Prophecies
by Robert A. Nelson
misogynist Septuagint Council thoroughly edited the
female principle from the first official edition of the
New Testament, with the exception of a few polite
mentions of Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene (who may well
have been Jesus’ wife; the heretical 1970s paperback
book The Jesus Scroll makes that assertion). The
Mother is not so easily suppressed by ignorance,
however, and she has appeared to her devotees many times
throughout Church history, albeit at irregular
intervals. She often makes appointments for her next
visit. She usually appears within a globe of white
light, wearing a dress and scarf, her feet in a cloud,
sometimes holding the infant Jesus. Lightning and
thunder, clouds of unusual shapes, and angels sometimes
accompany her manifestations. There were over 300
reported apparitions of Mary in the 20th century alone.
The visitations reviewed here (in "chronological" order)
are the most credible of the many such. Several include
interesting prophecies, some of which have come to pass.
Our Lady of
Virgin Mary began making appearances to others of the new
Christian faith even before she died. Witness Our Lady of
the Pillar by James the (Greater) Apostle in Saragossa in
northeast Spain, ca. 40 AD. The Blessed Mother appeared to
the despondent missionary while he was deep in prayer, and
presented him with column of jasper and a small wooden
statue of herself. She instructed him to build a church
there, the first ever dedicated to the Virgin Mary:
is to be my house, and this image and column shall be the
title and altar of the temple that you shall build."
returned to Jerusalem, where he was executed by Herod
Agrippa in 44 AD, thus becoming the first apostle to be
martyred. The wooden statue and jasper column still reside
at Saragossa and are displayed on special occasions in the
legend, the Black Madonna was painted by St. Luke the
Evangelist on a tabletop built by Jesus. While Luke was
painting Mary, she told him about the events in Jesus’
life that he wrote into his gospel years later. St. Helen
found the painting in Jerusalem in 326 AD while she was
there on a pilgrimage. She gave it to her son Constantine,
who enshrined it in Constantinople. The painting is
credited with saving the city from a Saracen invasion when
it was displayed on the city wall; the heathen were
utterly demoralized and subsequently routed.
came to possess it, and presented it to Prince Leo of
Ruthenia (in northwest Hungary). During an invasion of
Ruthenia in the 11th century, the king prayed to the
Blessed Mother for help. A mystic darkness descended on
the enemy, who began attacking each other in confusion,
and Ruthenia was saved. The painting was entrusted to the
care of a Pauline monastery in Czestochowa, Poland. The
Madonna is called black because of soot coating it, due to
countless votive candles.
Circa 352 AD
in Rome, a wealthy Christian nobleman named John of Rome
and his wife both had a dream in which Mary appeared and
asked them to build a church on Rome’s Esquiline hill.
John told Pope Liberius of the dream. The Pope also had
received the same dream, and together they went to
Esquiline hill, which was covered with snow --- on August
5 --- in the outline of a church! Construction was begun
immediately in conformity with the floor plan. The
resulting Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the
largest churches on earth.
One of the
most phenomenal Marian apparitions occurred in 1531 at
Guadalupe in central Mexico. An Aztec Indian named Juan
Diego (age 57) was walking near Tepayac Hill when a
beautiful woman appeared to him, surrounded by a brilliant
ball of light. She spoke to him in Aztec:
little son, I love you. I desire you to know who I am. I
am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives
life and maintains its existence. He created all things.
He is in all places. He is Lord of Heaven and Earth. I
desire a church in this place where your people may
experience my compassion. All those who sincerely ask my
help in their work and in their sorrows will know my
Mother's Heart in this place. Here I will see their tears;
I will console them and they will be at peace. So run now
to Tenochtitlan and tell the Bishop all that you have seen
went to the palace of Bishop-elect Fray Juan de Zumarraga
and requested an audience. Zumarraga told Diego that he
would consider Our lady’s request, and asked for proof.
Juan Diego was disappointed and asked Mary to send someone
else. She instructed him thus:
son, there are many I could send. But you are the one I
son, am I not your Mother? Do not fear. The Bishop shall
have his sign. Come back to this place tomorrow. Only
peace, my little son."
"Do not be
distressed, my littlest son. Am I not here with you who am
your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Your uncle will not die at this time. There is no reason
for you to engage a priest, for his health is restored at
this moment. He is quite well. Go to the top of the hill
and cut the flowers that are growing there. Bring them
then to me."
weather was freezing Juan found a blooming bush of
Castilian roses at the top of the hill. He cut them
and put them in his tilma, a poncho woven of cactus fiber.
Mary rearranged the roses and sent Juan Diego back to see
son, this is the sign I am sending to the Bishop. Tell him
that with this sign I request his greatest efforts to
complete the church I desire in this place. Show these
flowers to no one else but the Bishop. You are my trusted
ambassador. This time the Bishop will believe all you tell
Diego opened his tilma, there was found a picture of the
Virgin Mary, exactly as Diego had described her. She also
appeared to Diego’s uncle, and gave him a message:
"Call me and
call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe".
scholars think that the word Guadalupe is a Spanish
mistranslation of the Aztec language. It is probable that
the correct word was Coatlallope, meaning “One who treads
on snakes”. Some six million Aztecs converted to
Christianity within six years after this apparation
appeared. The tilma with its portrait has been marvelously
preserved from decay and damage for nearly five centuries;
usually they last only a few years. It can still be seen
in the cathedral that was built for it.
Virgin said the following to Juan Diego on December 9,
certain that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary,
Mother of the True God . . . Here I will show and offer
all my love, my compassion, my help and protection to the
people. I am your merciful Mother, the Mother of all who
love me, of those who cry to me, of those who have
confidence in me. Here I will hear their weeping and their
sorrows . . . their necessities and misfortunes . . .
Listen and let it penetrate your heart . . . Do not be
troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any
illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am
your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds
of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there
anything else you need?"
Venerable Mary of Agreda, who lived in the 17th century,
left this Marian message for us today:
revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother
of God, all heresies will disappear. This victory over
heresies has been reserved by Christ for His Blessed
Mother...Before the Second Coming of Christ, Mary must,
more than ever, shine in mercy, might and grace in order
to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith."
of Vietnam was embroiled in power struggles and
revolutions during the 18th century, but by 1792 a dynasty
had been established with the passing of King Quang Trung
and enthronement of his son, who became King Canh Thinh.
He perceived an enemy in the Catholic Church and began a
cruel persecution of the religion that lasted till 1886.
The Lady of
Lavang came to the Vietnamese people in a forest of La’
Vang trees. The name Lavang also comes from the Vietnamese
word meaning "Crying out", as the people were for succor.
The first apparition of the Lady of Lavant occurred in
August, 1798 when refugees from the town of Quang Tri hid
in the forest. She appeared as a beautiful lady wearing a
dress and long cape, holding a baby and accompanied by two
Mother gave the people solace and instructed them the boil
the la’ vang leaves for use as a medicine. She also said
that from that day on, all who come to this place would
have their prayers heard and answered and answered. At one
point, a group of 30 Catholics martyrs asked to be
executed there, and they were.
church was built at the site, which became a refuge for
thousands of Christians for over a century. The Blessed
Lady appeared many times during that period. After the
persecution ended in 1886, an official church was built
there, but it was destroyed in 1972 during the Vietnam
Maxime Giraud (L)
& Melanie Calvat (R)
shepherdess Melanie Calvat (1831-1940) was the daughter of
a stonemason in La Salette, France. On September 19, 1846,
Melanie, then 14 years old, and Maxime Giraud, age 11,
were approaching a mountain stream near when they saw a
ball of light downhill from them, looking "as though the
sun had fallen there. A beautiful lady, all light and
flowers," appeared in the brilliant light and sat crying
on a stone. Then she levitated before Melanie and Maxime
and delivered a prophetic warning of a terrible future:
Italy, Spain and England will be at war. Blood will flow
on the streets, Frenchmen will fight Frenchmen and Italian
against Italian and in the end will come a war that will
period of time God will not remember Italy or France for
they will have forgotten the Gospel. The evil ones will
display all their malice and there will be murders even in
houses. At the first blow of the sword of God which will
fall, like lightning on humanity, the mountains and all
nature will tremble because the disorder and the misdeeds
of man will rise to the vault of heaven.
be destroyed by fire and Marseilles will be inundated by
the sea, other great cities will be destroyed by fire and
razed to the ground. The just will have to suffer much:
their prayers, penitence, and tears will rise to heaven;
all the people of God will pray for pardon and sing
misericords, and they will come to Me for My intercession
and My help... There will be reconciliation between God
and man and peace. They will serve, adore, and glorify
Jesus Christ: love will blossom everywhere. The new rulers
will be the right arm of the holy Church, which will be
strong, humble, pious, poor, fervent, and a perfect
imitator of the virtue of Jesus Christ. The Gospel will be
preached everywhere and men will make great progress in
the faith because there will be union between the workers
for Jesus Christ and all who live in the fear of God.
peace will not last for long; twenty-five years of plenty
will be almost forgotten and the sins of men will be the
cause of all the punishment which will once again be meted
out to Earth.
forerunner of Antichrist will marshal an army drawn from
all nations, united under his banner. He will lead them in
a bloody war against those still faithful to the living
God. He will shed much blood in eradicating the cult of
the living God and by taking His place. Then there will be
seen many types of punishment on Earth besides the
diseases and hunger which will be universal. Wars will
follow wars and the final one will be led by one of the
ten kings of Antichrist who will have only one will and
will be the only ones to rule in the world.
event the world will have apparent peace and people will
think of nothing but pleasure and the bad ones will commit
sins of all kinds. But the sons of the Holy Church, the
Sons of Faith, My perfect imitators, will grow in the love
of God and in all virtue, under the guide of the Holy
Spirit. I will fight on their side until they arrive at
the fullness of time.
evil done by men even Nature will cry out and earthquakes
will occur in protest even against those who have
committed crimes on Earth. The Earth will tremble and you
yourself will also tremble of you, who are dedicated to
the service of Christ, yet inside only admire yourselves.
Tremble! The Lord is on the point of giving you into the
hands of your enemies, inasmuch as the holy places are
contaminated by corruption. Many convents are no longer
the houses of God, but pastures of "Asmodeus," that is of
the devil, impurity, and their followers.
time will be reached in which the Antichrist will be born
of a Jewish nun, a false virgin who will have intimate
relations with the ancient serpent, the master of luxury.
His father will be a bishop. As soon as he is born he will
have teeth and pronounce blasphemies; in a word he will be
a born devil. He will emit fearful cries, work miracles
and wallow in luxury and impurity. He will have brothers
who are demons incarnate as he will be, but sons of evil,
and at the age of twelve years they will distinguish
themselves in brilliant victories. Almost all of them will
be the head of an armed force, supported by the infernal
will change their characteristics, the Earth will be lit
with a fiendish red light; the water and the fire will
cause terrible seismic movements which will engulf
mountains and cities.
lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist. The
demons allied to Antichrist will operate on Earth and in
the sky and Humanity will become worse. But God will not
give up his truly faithful servants who are men of good
will. The Gospel will be preached everywhere to all the
people and the nations will know the truth.
"I make an
urgent appeal to the whole universe; I call the true
disciples of God who lives and reigns in the sky! I use my
voice as the perfect imitator of the Word Incarnate,
Christ, the only Savior of men. I warn my sons, those
truly devoted to me, who are faithful to Me because they
lead me to My Son, whom I carried in My arms and Who lives
always in My Spirit. Lastly, I appeal to the apostles of
the last days, the disciples faithful to Jesus Christ who
wait for the rule Melanie will receive for them, who lead
a life despising the world and themselves and who live in
sight of a world in poverty and humility, in silence and
in self-effacement, in continual prayer and in
mortification, in love and in union with God in
concealment and in suffering.
has come that you should show yourselves to lighten the
world. Go and show yourselves, my beloved sons. I am with
you and in you. While your faith is the light which will
help you in these days of disappointment, your zeal will
give you fame in the glory of Christ.
of light, you small number who see, because the time of
times, the final end, is near.
will be in the dark, the world will be convulsed, but in
this confusion Enoch and Elijah will appear full in the
spirit of God. They will preach, and in their words will
be the power of God, and men of good will believe in God,
and many spirits will be consoled, in virtue of the Holy
Spirit they will make great progress and condemn the
diabolical errors of Antichrist.
"Woe to the
inhabitants of the Earth. There will be sanquinary war,
hunger, pestilence and epidemics, terrible rains of
insects, thunder which will shake entire cities,
earthquakes which will make entire regions uninhabitable.
Voices will be heard in the air, and men will strike their
heads against the wall, wishing for death, but this will
bring them, for their part, terrible torture. Blood will
flow everywhere. Who could ever report victory unless God
shortened the time of trial?
Elijah will be put to death; pagan Rome will be destroyed
and fire will fall from heaven destroying three cities.
The sun will be blackened and only the Faith will survive.
"The time is
at hand. The abyss is opening: the king of darkness is
watching, the beast is watching with his subjects who will
proclaim him "savior of the world." He will rise into the
air superbly to reach the sky, but the breath of Archangel
Michael will kill him. He will fall back and the earth
will shake without ceasing for three days. It will then
open its womb full of fire and the best and his followers
will be allowed into the eternal abyss of inferno. Then
water and fire will purify the earth to destroy all human
pride and everything will be renewed.
is converted, stones and rocks will become fertile and
produce grain, and the fields will give abundant harvest."
account of the apparition adds the following admonitions:
my children; do not be afraid. I am here to tell you great
people refuse to submit, I will be forced to let go the
arm of my son. It is so strong and so heavy, I can no
longer hold it back. How long a time I have suffered for
you! If I want my son not to abandon you, I am obliged to
plead with him constantly.
will tremble because of the disorder and the misdeeds of
men, which will rise to the very heavens. During the
period of the hollow peace, the seasons will change.
among men which will set in after the great scourge [WWII
?] will be only an ostensible peace. During this period
the earth will shake because of manifold concussions and
convulsions. Mankind will experience continuous wars,
which finally will lead to the last great war.
"A period of
peace will follow (WWII implied) but only for the space of
twenty-five years. The forerunner of the Antichrist will
assemble an army of men drawn from many nations united
under his banner. He will lead them in a bloody war
against those still faithful to the living God.
will be altered, the earth will produce nothing but bad
fruit; the stars will lose their regular motion; the moon
will only reflect a faint reddish glow. Water and fire
will give the earth's globe convulsions, and terrible
earthquakes which will swallow up mountains and cities.
"If you have
wheat, you must not sow it. Anything you sow, the vermin
will eat, and whatever does grow will fall into dust when
you thresh it. A great famine is coming. Before the famine
comes, children under seven will be seized with trembling
and die in the arms of those who hold them. The rest will
do penance through the famine. The walnuts will become
worm-eaten; the grapes will rot.
what I am about to tell you now will not always be a
secret. You may make it public in 1858. The priests,
ministers of my son, the priests, by their wicked lives,
by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration
of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love
of honors and pleasures, the priests have become cesspools
of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking vengeance, and
vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to the priests
and to those dedicated to God who by their unfaithfulness
and their wicked lives are crucifying my son again!
Pope guard against the performers of miracles. For the
time has come when the most astonishing wonders will take
place on the earth and in the air. Evil books will be
abundant on earth and the spirits of darkness will spread
everywhere. They will have great power over Nature: there
will be churches built to serve these spirits. People will
be transported from one place to another by these evil
spirits, even priests. On occasion, the dead and the
righteous will be brought back to life. Everywhere there
will be extraordinary wonders, as true faith has faded and
false light brightens the people. Woe to the princes of
the Church who think only of piling riches upon riches to
protect their authority and dominate with pride.
of my Son will suffer a great deal because for a while the
Church will yield to large persecution and will witness a
frightful crisis. Spiritual faith having been forgotten,
each individual will want to be on his own and be superior
to people of same identity. They will abolish civil
rights; all order and all justice would be trampled
underfoot and only homicides, hate, jealousy, lies and
dissension would be seen, without love for country or
Father will suffer a great deal. I will be with him until
the end and receive his sacrifice. The mischievous would
attempt his life several times to do harm and shorten his
days, but neither he nor his successor will see the
triumph of God. All the civil governments will have one
and the same plan, which will be to abolish and do away
with every spiritual principle, making way for materialism
and vice of all kinds.
will be struck by calamities of all kinds in addition to
plague and famine which will be wide-spread. There will be
a series of wars until the last war, which will then be
fought by the ten Kings of the Antichrist, all of whom
will have one and the same plan and will be the only
rulers of the world. Before this comes to pass, there will
be a kind of false peace in the world. People will think
of nothing but amusement. The wicked will give themselves
over to all kinds of sin. But the children faith will grow
in their love for God and in all precious virtues. Blessed
are the souls humbly guided by the Holy Spirit! I shall
fight at their side until they reach a fullness of years.
will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay. Woe to
the inhabitants of the earth! There will be bloody wars
and famines, plagues and infectious diseases. It will rain
with a fearful hail of animals. There will be
thunderstorms which will shake cities, earthquakes which
will swallow up countries. Voices will be heard in the
air. Men will beat their heads against walls, call for
their death, and on another side death will be their
torment. Blood will flow on all sides. Who will be the
victor if God does not shorten the length of the test? All
the blood, the tears and the prayers of the righteous: God
will relent. Enoch and Eli will be put to death. Pagan
Rome will disappear. The fire of Heaven will fall and
consume three cities. All the universe will be struck with
which will have been in a continuous series of evolutions
for three days, will open up its fiery bowels; and then
water and fire will purge the earth and consume all the
works of men's pride, and all will be renewed. God will be
served and glorified."
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal ~
apparition known as Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
occurred in the summer of 1830, when Catherine Labour, a
24-year old novice with the Sisters of Charity, was
awakened by a child who appeared to be about 5 years old
Catherine, wake up. Come to the chapel; the Blessed Virgin
is waiting for you."
followed the child to the chapel. After about 30 minutes
of waiting, a beautiful young woman appeared in a sphere
of white light. The child announced her as the Blessed
Virgin, who said:
the good God wishes to charge you with a mission. You will
have much to suffer, but you will rise above these
sufferings by reflecting that what you do is for the glory
of God. You will know what the good God wants. You will be
tormented until you have told him who is in charged with
directing you. You will be contradicted, but do not fear,
you will have grace. Tell with confidence all that passes
within you. Tell it with simplicity. Have confidence. Do
not be afraid."
wrote down "in forty years" (1870) in her notes for this
prophecy. She experienced another apparition five months
later. Mary was dressed in white and held a ball with a
little golden cross on its top. The ball, she said,
represented the whole world, especially France, and each
person in particular. Mary stood on a white globe with a
green serpent under her feet. An oval window formed around
the Blessed Virgin, inscribed with these words:
conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to
A voice said
to Catherine, "Have a medal struck after this model. Those
who wear it will receive great graces; abundant graces
will be given to those who have confidence."
image then turned over to reveal the reverse die: the
letter M surmounted by a cross, and two hearts below it;
one heart is crowned with thorns, and the other is pierced
by a sword.
spiritual supervisors doubted the veracity of Catherine’s
visions, they authorized that the medal be struck since it
did not violate Church dogma. Soon afterwards, many cures
and spiritual conversions were attributed to the medal,
which became known as the Miraculous Medal. Catherine
never received any more visits from the Blessed Virgin,
and she died in 1876. Millions of Miraculous Medals have
been produced since then.
The Immaculate Lady
appeared on February 11, 1858 to Bernadette Soubirous, her
sister Marie and a friend, Pancho. The children were
gathering firewood when Bernadette heard sounds coming
from the nearby grotto of Massabielle. Bernadette went to
investigate, and found a rosebush moving as if it was
being windblown (the air was calm). A young, beautiful
Lady appeared from a golden cloud in the interior of the
grotto and stood above the rosebush. She beckoned to
Bernadette to approach, and they prayed together.
Bernadette met Mary 18 times during the next 6 months, but
she did not know who she was until the last visitation,
when Mary said:
"Que soy era Immaculado Conceptiou" (I am the Immaculate
Mary instructed Bernadette to dig a hole at a certain spot
and to drink and bathe in it. The hole became a spring,
and Mary promised that it would heal those who used its
water. Thousands of cures have occurred among the millions
of visitors to Lourdes since then.
Mary requested that a chapel be built in honor of her
appearances there, but the local pastor refused to believe
that the apparitions were genuine. He accused Bernadette
of lying, and demanded that the apparition perform a
miracle by making the rosebush bloom. The apparitions were
determined to be genuine in 1862, and the site has become
one of the major pilgrimage sites of Christians.
Saint Bernadette Soubirous (Sr. Marie-Bernarde, The
Sleeping Saint of Nevers) died April 16, 1879. Her body
now lies incorrupt in the chapel of the convent of
St.Gildard Sisters of Charity at Nevers. The Lady of
Lourdes promised Bernadette in 1858:
"I do not promise to make you happy in this world, but in
1988. Father Don Stefano Gobbi received the following
messages by the Blessed Virgin Mary concerning a period of
10 years of tribulation:
are corning from every part of France to the foot of this
rock upon which I appeared as the Immaculate Conception,
to hold your great cenacle of prayer and fraternal sharing
and to renew together the act of consecration to my
"From here I
bless my Movement; from here I bless each one of you; from
here I bless the Church and all humanity. You have entered
into my times. On this day, I am asking you to consecrate
to me all the time that still separates you from the end
of this century of yours.
"It is a
period of ten years. These are ten very important years.
These are ten decisive years. I am asking you to spend
them with me because you are entering into the final
period of the second Advent, which will lead you to the
triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the glorious coming of
my Son Jesus.
period of ten years there will come to completion that
fullness of time which was pointed out to you by me,
beginning with La Salette all the way to my most recent
and present apparitions.
period of ten years there will come to its culmination
that purification which, for a number of years now, you
have been living through and therefore the sufferings will
become greater for all.
period of ten years there will come to completion the time
of the great tribulation, which has been foretold to you
in Holy Scripture, before the second coming of Jesus.
period of ten years the mystery of iniquity, prepared for
by the ever increasing spread of apostasy, will become
period of ten years all the secrets which I have revealed
to some of my children will come to pass and all the
events which have been foretold to you by me will take
am asking you today to consecrate to me all this period of
time, as though it were a more extended and continuous
Marian Year. Open to me the doors of your hearts and let
me work in you. Open to me the doors of your families, of
your parishes, of your religious houses and let the
immaculate light of my presence enter in.
your cenacles of prayer and live in the greatest trust and
filial abandonment to me, without allowing yourselves to
be seized by vain curiosity to know what is awaiting you.
water of divine mercy purify you of every sin and make of
you new buds for the era of grace and of holiness which,
in my Immaculate Heart, I am preparing for you each day.
most venerated shrine of mine, I bless you all."
Giovanni Bosco (1815-1888), the patron of editors and
homeless children, founded the religious order of the
Salesians (Society of St. Francis de Sales) in 1859. Don
Bosco, as he was better known, was devoted to serving
homeless children. He was ordained in 1934. He was also
devoted to the Virgin Mary ("The August Queen of Heaven"),
who graced him with some prophecies. St. John, however,
"Do not call
me a prophet until the things I have foretold have come to
predictions especially concern the Catholic Church and the
Papacy, which will be forced to evacuate Rome when
"Cossack horses will drink from St. Peter's fountain." The
following is his most famous prophecy:
from the south, peace from the north. French laws no
longer recognize the Creator, but the Creator will make
himself recognized and will visit her thrice with the rod
of his wrath. In the first visit he breaks her pride by
conquest, plundering ruined harvest and butchery of men
second visit the great prostitute of Babylon, which makes
decent people sigh and call the Brothel of Europe, will be
left without a leader and will be a victim of disorder.
Paris! Instead of arming yourself in the name of the Lord,
you fortify with Houses of Immorality. They will be
destroyed by you yourself. Your idol, the Pantheon, will
be burnt to ashes in order that this may come true:
"violence, uttereth lies against me." Your enemies will
reduce you to want, to hunger, to fear, and will make you
the abomination of nations. Ah, woe to you, if you do not
recognize the hand that strikes you! I want to punish
immorality, the despising of, and the contempt for My Law,
says the Lord.
third visit you will fall into the hands of foreigners.
Your enemies standing afar off will behold your palaces in
flames. Your homes will become a heap of ruins with the
blood of your heroes who are no more.
will come a great warrior from the North carrying a banner
and on the right hand that supports it is written: "The
Irresistible Hand of the Lord." At that very moment there
went out to meet him the Venerable Old Man of Lazio,
holding aloft a brilliantly glowing torch. The banner then
increased in size and turned from black to snow-white. In
the middle of the banner, in letters of gold, there was
written the name of Him who is able to do all things. The
warrior with his men bowed and shook hands with the
Venerable Old Man.
Heaven's voice is addressed to the Shepherd of shepherds.
You are now in conference with your advisors. The enemy of
the good does not stand idle one moment. He studies and
practices all his arts against you. He will sow discord
among your consultors; he will raise up enemies amongst my
children. The powers of the world will belch forth fire,
and they would that the words be suffocated in the throats
of the custodians of my law. That will not happen, they
will do no harm but to themselves. You must hurry. If you
cannot untie the knots, cut them. If you find yourself
hard pressed, do not give up but continue until the head
of the hydra of error is cut off. This stroke will make
the world and Hell beneath it tremble, but the world will
be safe and all the good will rejoice. Keep your
consultors always with you, even if only two. Wherever you
go, continue and bring to an end the work entrusted to
you. The days fly by, your years will reach the destined
number; but the great Queen will ever be your help, as in
times past, so in the future She will always be the
exceeding great fortress of the Church.
you, Italy, land of blessings! Who has steeped you in
desolation! Blame not your enemies, but rather your
friends. Can you not hear your children asking for the
bread of faith and finding only those who smash it to
pieces? What shall I do? I shall strike the shepherds, I
shall disperse the flock, until those sitting on the
throne of Moses search for good pastures and the flock
listens attentively and is fed.
flock and over the shepherds My hand will weigh heavy.
Famine, pestilence, and war will be such that mothers will
have to cry on account of the blood of their sons and of
their martyrs dead in a hostile country.
"And to you,
Rome, what will happen! Ungrateful Rome, effeminate Rome,
proud Rome! You have reached such a height that you search
no further. You admire nothing else in your Sovereign
except luxury, forgetting that you and your glory stands
upon Golgotha. Now he is old, defenseless, and despoiled;
and yet at his word, the word of one who was in bondage,
the whole world trembles.
you I will come four times.
time, I shall strike your lands and the inhabitants
time, I shall bring the massacre and the slaughter even to
your very walls. And will you not yet open your eyes?
come a third time and I shall beat down to the ground your
defenses and the defenders, and at the command of the
Father, the reign of terror, of dreadful fear, and of
desolation shall enter into your city.
'But My wise
men have now fled and My law is even now trampled
underfoot. Therefore I will make a fourth visit. Woe to
you if My law shall still be considered as empty words.
There will be deceit and falsehood among both the learned
and the ignorant. Your blood and that of your children
will wash away your stains upon God's law. War, pestilence
and famine are the rods to scourge men's pride and
wickedness. O wealthy men, where is your glory now, your
estates, your palaces? They are the rubble on the highways
priests, why have you not run to "cry between the
vestibule and the Altar," begging God to end these
scourges? Why have you not, with the shield of faith, gone
upon the housetops, into the homes, along the highways and
byways, into every accessible corner to carry the seed of
My word? Know you that this is the terrible two-edged
sword that cuts down My enemies and breaks the Anger of
God and of men?
things must come one after another. They are inexorable.
happening too slowly.
August Queen of Heaven is present.
of the Lord is in His hands. He scatters His enemies as a
Venerable Old Man attires himself in all his ancient
come a violent hurricane.
consummated. Sin will have its end. And before two full
moons of the month of flowers will have run their course,
the rainbow of peace will rise above the earth.
Minister will see the bride of his King arrayed in festive
the world the sun will appear so luminous that the likes
of which never has been seen since the tongues of fire
descended on the Cenacle until this day, nor will such a
sun ever be seen again until the very last of days.
"It was a
dark night. Men could no longer tell which way to take in
order to return to their homes. Suddenly there appeared in
the heavens a very bright light that illuminated the steps
of the travelers as though it was midday. At that moment
there was seen a host of men and women, of young and old,
of nuns, monks and priests with the Holy Father at the
head. They were going out from the Vatican and were
arranging themselves in line for a procession.
there came a furious storm which clouded that light
somewhat and made it appear that light and darkness were
engaged in battle. In the meantime they arrived at a
little square covered with dead and wounded, some of whom
cried aloud and asked for help.
were dropping out of the line of procession. After having
walked for a time that would correspond to two hundred
risings of the sun they realized that they were no longer
in Rome. Struck with fear they all ran to the Holy Father
to defend him personally and to attend to his wants.
Instantly two angels were seen carrying a banner; they
presented it to the Holy Father and said:
banner of He Who fights and scatters the strongest armies
of the world. Your enemies are dispersed. Your children
with tears and sighs beg you to return."
the banner one could see written on one side, "Queen
conceived without sin," and on the other side, "Help of
Father joyfully took the banner, but looking closely at
the small number of those who remained with him, he
became very sad. The two angels add:
and console your children. Write your brothers dispersed
throughout the world that there must be a reform in the
morals of men. That cannot be obtained except by
distributing to the people the bread of the Divine Word.
Catechize the children, preach the detaching of the heart
from the things that are of the earth. The time has come,"
concluded the two angels, "when the poor shall evangelize
the people. Vocations will come from among those working
with the spade, the ax, the hammer to the end that they
fulfill the words of David: God has raised up the poor
from the land in order to place them on the thrones of the
princes of His people."
that, the Holy Father began the march. The farther he went
the greater did the procession behind increase. When
finally he set foot in the Holy City, he wept bitter tears
for the distress in which he found the people and the
large number now missing. As he entered St. Peter's he
intoned the "Te Deum" to which a choir of angels replied
God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good
With the end
of the hymn there came an end to the thick darkness and
the sun shone with a brightness all its own. The cities,
the towns, and villages were thinly populated. The land
had been leveled down as if by a hurricane, by a tempest,
and a hailstorm. People went from one to another saying in
tones of great emotion:
"There is a
God in Israel."
beginning of the exile until the singing of the "Te Deum",
the sun rose in the East two hundred times. The time that
passed for the fulfilling of these things corresponds to
four hundred risings of the sun".
following prophecy (excerpted from a longer version) was
given to St. Bosco by the Queen of Heaven:
midst of this endless sea, two solid columns, a short
distance apart, soar high into the sky. One is surmounted
by a statue of the Immaculate Virgin, at whose feet a
large inscription reads Auxilium Christianorum (Help of
Christians). The other, far loftier and sturdier, supports
a Host of proportionate size, and bears beneath is the
inscription Salus credentium (Salvation of believers).
flagship commander -- the Roman Pontiff -- standing at the
helm, strains every muscle to steer his ship between the
two columns, from whose summits hang many anchors and
strong hooks linked to chains. The entire enemy fleet
closes in to intercept and sink the flagship at all costs.
They bombard it with everything they have: books and
pamphlets, incendiary bombs, firearms, cannons. The battle
rages ever more furious. Beaked prows ram the flagship
again and again, but to no avail, as unscathed and
undaunted, it keeps on its course. At times, a formidable
ram splinters a gaping hole in its hull, but immediately,
a breeze from the two columns instantly seals the gash.
enemy cannons blow up; firearms and beaks fall to pieces;
ships crack up and sink to the bottom. In blind fury, the
enemy takes to hand-to-hand combat, cursing and
blaspheming. Suddenly the Pope falls, seriously wounded.
He is instantly helped up, but struck a second time, dies.
A shout of victory rises from the enemy, and wild
rejoicing sweeps their ships. But no sooner is the Pope
dead than another takes his place. The captains of the
auxiliary ships elected him so quickly that the news of
the Pope's death coincides with that of his successor’s
election. The enemy's self-assurance wanes.
through all resistance, the new Pope steers his ship
safely between the two columns; first, to the one
surmounted by the Host, and then the other, topped by the
statue of the Virgin. At this point, something unexpected
happens. The enemy ships panic and disperse, colliding
with and scuttling each other.
auxiliary ships, which had gallantly fought alongside
their flagship, are the first to tie up at the two
columns. Many others, which had fearfully kept far away
from the fight, stand still, cautiously waiting until; the
wrecked enemy ships vanish under the waves. Then they too
head for the two columns, tie up at the swinging hooks and
ride safe and tranquil beside their flagship. A great calm
now covers the sea".
Bosco reiterated his prediction in 1862:
be an Ecumenical Council in the next century, after which
there will be chaos in the Church. Tranquility will not
return until the Pope succeeds in anchoring the boat of
Peter between the twin pillars of Eucharistic Devotion and
Devotion to Our Lady. This will come about one year before
the end of the century."
Apparition at Pontmain ~
amazing apparition of Mary occurred at Pontmain, France
on January 17, 1871 during the Franco-Prussian War. As
the Prussian troops advanced on the village of Pontamin,
the people there prayed for protection. For several
minutes, the Virgin Mary appeared in the sky, wearing a
dark blue dress and holding a crucifix. Below the
apparition were written the words:
"Pray, please. God will hear you soon. My son lets Himself
That night the German army received orders to pull back
from Pontmain, and the Armistice was signed 10 days later.
Virgin Mary visited the oppressed Irish on August 21,
1879, at Knock in County Mayo. The apparition began when
Margaret Beirne was locking up the church in the village
of Cnoc Mhuire. She saw a strange bright light that
covered the church as she left, but thought nothing of
it. At about the same time, Mary Beirne was walking
nearby with the church’s housekeeper, Mary McLoughlin,
when Mary Beirne said:
"Oh, look at
the statues! Why didn’t you tell me the priest had got new
statues for the chapel? But they’re not statues, they’re
moving. It’s the Blessed Virgin!".
Fifteen people saw a cloud of light on the church wall, in
which appeared a beautiful woman in a white dress, wearing
a large crown. She held her hands as if in prayer. It was
understood that she was Mary, Mother of Jesus, Queen of
the Angels. St. Joseph stood at her right, and St. John
the Evangelist stood at her left. To his left there was an
altar on which stood a lamb and a cross, surrounded by
angels. The apparition lasted two hours. Other villagers
who were not at the church reported seeing a brilliant
light around the area of the church. Afterwards, there
began to accrue reports of miraculous healings there. The
local Archbishop Gilmartin later authorized devotion to
Our Lady of Knock.
On May 13,
1917, in a field called Cova da Iria near the Portuguese
village of Fatima, "a beautiful lady from Heaven", shining
like the sun and standing on a cloud over a beech tree,
appeared to three children: Lucia Dos Santos (age 10) and
her two cousins, Francisco (9) and Jacinta Marti (7).
Lucia saw and heard the Madonna and spoke with her.
Jacinta also saw and heard her, but did not speak, and
Francisco only saw the Virgin. The radiant being spoke
with the children for several minutes, and asked them to
meet her again at the same place on the 13th of each month
until October. Then, she promised, she would identify
reappeared six times in all, and the reports of the events
drew increasing crowds of spectators. About 50 persons
attended on June 13, and nearly 70,000 were present on
October 13. Many witnesses saw a bright cloud over the
beech tree, but only the three children could see and hear
behest of a group of political activists and doubters who
wished to "put an end to the nonsense," the civil prefect
of Outrem seized, interrogated and threatened the children
for two days in the hope of forcing a confession of fraud
from them. Though the children had been prevented from
meeting the Madonna on August 13, she appeared to them on
August 19 at Valinhos, near the site of her first
appearance. The Madonna then told them that she would
appear a final time on October 13, and then produce a
On that day
the Madonna transmitted the prophecy known as the Secret
of Our Lady of the Rosary. It was a rainy day, but
newspaper journalists who were eyewitnesses reported that
the rain stopped suddenly and the sun reappeared. In the
words of A. Garret, a professor at Coimbra University, the
sun looked like "a burnished wheel cut out of mother of
pearl. This disc spun dizzily around... It whirled upon
itself with mad rapidity, then advanced, blood red,
towards the Earth, threatening to crush us with its
weight." Terrified spectators fell to their knees in
prayer. The sun returned to normal, then twice again
repeated the prodigy. In addition, the rain-soaked clothes
of the audience dried out during the brief time of the
The Solar Miracle at
of Our Lady of the Rosary is a three-part prophecy that
she ordered to be kept secret for 25 years or until the
death of Lucia, whichever came first. Francisco and
Jacinta died in the influenza pandemic that ravaged Europe
in 1918 and 1919. Lucia became a Dorothe Sister, and in
1948 she became a Barefoot Carmelite in a closed convent
at Coimbra. Lucia learned to write, and recorded the text
of the secret prophecy. This was kept in the Bishopric of
Leiria until 1943, when Pope Pius XII revealed the first
two parts through the agency of Cardinal Schuster. The
final, secret part of the prophecy was opened by Pope John
XXIII and several cardinals in 1960, according to the
Madonna's directions, but it was not revealed to the
public. The first section is a vision of Hell. The second
part predicts World War II. The following segment was
published with Papal approval:
"If you do
what I tell you, many souls will be saved and we shall
have peace. The war is coming to an end; but it does not
cease to offend the Lord, and another, more terrible one
will break out. When you see a night lit up by an unknown
light, you will know that it the great sign that God gives
you of the next punishment of the sins of the world with
war, famine, and persecution against the Church and
against the Holy Father.
"In order to
prevent this, I have some to intercede for the
consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the
communion of the first Sabbaths.
carry out my demands, Russia will be converted and there
will be peace. Otherwise the errors will be spread around
the world, provoking war and persecution against the
Church; many good people will become martyrs, the Holy
Father will suffer much; many nations will be
"But in the
end my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will
consecrate Russia for me, which will be converted and the
world will be granted a period of peace..."
sign", "a night lit up by an unknown light," occurred on
January 25, 1938. It has been explained as an unusual
aurora borealis. World War II began soon afterward.
section of the prophecy of Our Lady of the Rosary was
leaked by Pope John XXIII to certain Roman Catholic
officials and world leaders of the USA, USSR, and Britain.
On October 15, 1963, the German journal News Europe
published the alleged text of the secret portion of the
Fatima Prophecy. The text cannot be verified, but it is
widely accepted as being genuine:
fear, little one. I am the Mother of God who speaks to you
and asks you to publish the message I am going to give you
to the whole world. You will find strong resistance while
you do so. Listen well and pay attention to what I tell
"Men must be
set on the right road once more. With suppliant humility,
men must seek forgiveness for sins committed already and
for sins which will be committed. You wish me to give you
a sign, so that everyone will accept My Words, which I am
saying through you, to the human race. I have seen the
Prodigy of the Sun and all believers, unbelievers,
peasants, countrymen, wise men, journalists, laics and
priests, all have seen it. And now I proclaim in my name:
A great punishment shall fall on the entire human race,
not today and not tomorrow, but in the second half of the
20th century! I have already revealed to the children
Melanie and Maximime at La Salette, and today I repeat it
to you for the human race has sinned and has trampled down
the Gift which I have made. In no part of the world is
life in order, Satan rules in the highest position, laying
down how things should be done. He will effectually
succeed in bringing his influence right up to the top of
the Church; succeed in seducing the spirits of the great
scientists who invent the arms. And if humanity opposes me
I shall be obliged to free the arm of My Son. Now I see
that God will punish man with a severity that has not been
used since the Flood.
"The time of
times will come and everything will come to an end if
humanity is not converted, and if things remain as they
are now or get worse, the great and powerful men will
perish just as will the small and weak.
Church, too, the time of its greatest trial will come.
Cardinals will oppose cardinals and bishops against
bishops. Satan will march in their midst and there will be
great changes at Rome. What is rotten will fall, never to
rise again. The Church will be darkened and the world will
shake with terror. The time will come when no king,
emperor, cardinal or bishop will await Him who will,
however, come, but in order to punish according to the
designs of my Father.
"A great war
will break out in the second half of the 20th century
[not...]. Fire and smoke will fall from heaven, and waters
of the oceans will become vapors, the scum will arise in a
confused manner, and everything will sink down. Millions
and millions of men will perish while this is going on and
those who survive will envy the dead. The unexpected will
follow in every part of the world, anxiety, pain and
misery in every country. Have I seen it? The time is
getting ever nearer and the abyss is getting wider without
hope. The good will perish with the bad, the great with
the small, the Heads of the Church with their faithful,
and the rulers with their people. There will be death
everywhere as a result of the mistakes of the unfeeling
and the partisans of Satan, but when those who survive all
these happenings are still alive, they will proclaim God
once again and His Glory, and will serve Him as in the
time when the world was not so perverted.
little one and proclaim it. For that purpose I shall
always be at your side to help you."
The following version of
the third prophecy of Fatima has been in circulation since
about 1985, and published in various newspapers and
plague will befall mankind in the year 2000. Nowhere in
the world will there be order, and Satan will rule the
highest places, determining the way of things. Satan will
even succeed in asserting himself at the top of the
succeed in seducing the spirits of the great scientists
who invent arms, with which it will be possible to destroy
a large part of mankind in a few minutes. Satan will have
in his power the leaders who command the people and who
will incite them to produce enormous quantities of arms.
punish man more thoroughly than with the Flood. There will
come the time of all times and the end of all ends. The
great and the powerful will perish together with the small
the Church, it will be the time of its greatest trial.
Cardinals will oppose cardinals, bishops will oppose
bishops. Satan will walk in their midst and in Rome there
will be great changes. The Church will be darkened and the
world will be shaking with terror.
"A huge war
will erupt: fire and smoke will fall from the sky. The
waters of the ocean will become mist, and the foam will
rise to tremendous heights and everyone will drown.
and millions of men will die from hour to hour. Whoever
remains alive will envy the dead. Everywhere one turns
one's glance there will be anguish and misery, ruins in
draws nearer, the abyss widens without hope. The good will
perish with the bad, the great with the small, the princes
of the church with the faithful, the rulers with their
be death everywhere because of the errors committed by the
crazed and the followers of Satan, who will then and only
then rule the world.
last, those who survive will at every chance newly
proclaim God and His glory and they will serve Him as when
the world was not so perverted."
death-bed (February 1920), Jacinta told Mother Godinho:
"There is a
secret of Heaven and one of earth, and the latter is
terrifying. It will seem as though it were already the end
of the world. And in this cataclysm everything will be
separated from the sky, which will turn white as snow."
In 1981 while visiting in
Fulda, Germany, Pope John Paul II was asked about the
secret message of Fatima. He answered:
"Due to the
seriousness of the contents of the Fatima secret, my
predecessors in the Throne of Peter have preferred to
postpone the publication. Furthermore, it may be enough to
the christian people to know that, if there is a message
saying that the oceans will flood whole parts of the
globe, and millions of people will die, from a minute to
another, it is not really the case to will the publication
of this secret message."
interview with Sr. Lucia with Cardinal Ricardo Vidal in
1993, Sr. Lucia commented on the secret prophecy:
of the Immaculate Heart of Mary also refers to (her
victory over) the errors that were being spread by
Russia... Our Lady's Immaculate Heart triumphed over the
errors that were being spread by Communist Russia... The
Consecration of 1984 prevented an atomic war that would
have occurred in 1985... The `era of peace' does not refer
to a civil peace but rather to a peace that we are now
living with the end of the spread of the errors of
de Ste. Marie, who served as Fatima expert to Pope John
Paul II, said:
be no hysteria concerning dates or concerning expectation
of chastisements. The dates are unknown, the chastisement
Paul II was nearly assassinated on May 13, 1981 (the
anniversary of Mary’s first apparitional appearance at
Fatima). The gun was aimed at the Pope’s head, but Agca
had to aim for his abdomen instead when the pontiff turned
to a young girl who was wearing a picture of Our Lady of
Fatima. While he was in the hospital, Pope John Paul
reviewed the Church’s documentation of Fatima, and he read
the secret Third Secret of Fatima. In 1984 the Pope
consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Communism collapsed soon afterward.
released its official document, "The Message of Fatima",
in June 2000. It includes the first and second parts of
the "secret" of Fatima as written by Sr. Lucia on August
31, 1941, and a photostatic copy of the original
manuscript of the third part of the secret, and comments
by Sr. Lucia from conversation with Archbishops Bertone
and Ferreira in April 2000 in the Carmel Monastery of St.
Teresa of Coimbra in Portugal. Bertone noted:
"As is well
known, Pope John Paul II immediately thought of
consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and
he himself composed a prayer for what he called an 'Act of
Entrustment' which was to be celebrated in the Basilica of
St. Mary Major on June 7, 1981."
that the secret contained a prophetic vision similar to
those found in the Bible, but the events to which the
third part of the Secret of Fatima refers now seem part of
contains a prophetic vision similar to those found in
Sacred Scripture, which do not describe with photographic
clarity the details of future events, but rather
synthesize and condense against a unified background
events spread out over time in a succession and a duration
which are not specified. As a result, the text must be
interpreted in a symbolic key.
of Fatima concerns above all the war waged by atheist
systems against the Church and Christians, and it
describes the immense suffering endured by the witnesses
to the faith in the last century of the second millennium.
It is an interminable Way of the Cross led by the Popes of
the twentieth century.
to the interpretation of the 'little shepherds,' which was
also recently confirmed by Sister Lucia, the 'bishop
clothed in white' who prays for all the faithful is the
Pope. As he makes his way with great effort towards the
Cross amid the corpses of those who were martyred
(bishops, priests, men and women religious and many lay
persons), he too falls to the ground, apparently dead,
under a burst of gunfire.
assassination attempt of May 13 1981, it appeared evident
to His Holiness that it was 'a motherly hand which guided
the bullet's path,' enabling the 'dying Pope' to halt 'at
the threshold of death.' On the occasion of a visit to
Rome by the then bishop of Leiria-Fatima, the Pope decided
to give him the bullet which had remained in the jeep
after the assassination attempt, so that it might be kept
in the Shrine. At the behest of the bishop, the bullet was
later set in the crown of the statue of Our Lady of
successive events of 1989 led, both in the Soviet Union
and in a number of countries of Eastern Europe, to the
fall of the Communist regime which promoted atheism. For
this too His Holiness offers heartfelt thanks to the Most
Holy Virgin. In other parts of the world, however, attacks
against the Church and against Christians, together with
the burden of suffering which they involve, tragically
continue. Even if the events to which the third part of
the Secret of Fatima refers now seem part of the past, Our
Lady's call to conversion and penance, issued at the
beginning of the twentieth century, remains timely and
urgent today. 'The Lady of the message seems to read the
signs of the times - the signs of our time - with special
insight... The insistent invitation of Mary Most Holy to
penance is nothing but the manifestation of her maternal
concern for the fate of the human family, in need of
conversion and forgiveness.'
that the faithful may better receive the message of Our
Lady of Fatima, the Pope has charged the Congregation for
the Doctrine of the Faith with making public the third
part of the secret, after the preparation of an
following official Vatican version is alleged to be the
complete translation of the original Portuguese text of
the third part of the secret of Fatima that was revealed
to the three pastorinhos children on July 13, 1917 at Cova
da Iria-Fatima, as written by Sr. Lucia on January 3,
"I write in
obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through
his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most
Holy Mother and mine.
two parts which I have already explained, at the left of
Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a
flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out
flames that looked as though they would set the world on
fire; but they died out in contact with the splendor that
Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand:
pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried
out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!' And we
saw in an immense light that is God: 'something similar to
how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of
it' a Bishop dressed in White 'we had the impression that
it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and
women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of
which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a
cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy
Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half
trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and
sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on
his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his
knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a
group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and
in the same way there died one after another the other
Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay
people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two
arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a
crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up
the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls
that were making their way to God."
Sr. Lucia & Pope
John Paul II
Mediatrix of All Grace ~
Blessed Mother appeared 19 times in 1948 to Teresita
Catillo, a novice in the Carmelite order in Lipa City,
Philippines. She stood in radiant beauty on a cloud with
a golden Rosary clasped in her hands. Her message
emphasized the need for humble prayer and penance. She
identified herself thus:
"I am the Mediatrix of
The Mediatrix told
several secrets to Teresita, who said that there was one
for herself, one for the convent, one for China, and one
for all humanity. Our Lady requested that a statue of her
be erected at the site of her visitation. A blue bird
reportedly appeared repeatedly at the vine where Our Lady
manifested, and there were accounts of a spinning sun (per
Fatima), the fragrance of roses, and showers of rose
petals that bore miraculous images of Jesus Christ, Virgin
Mary, and scenes such as the Crucifixion! The petals are
said to have remarkable powers of healing.
Teresita experienced many
other mystical visions that included angels, many saints,
and the Sacred Heart. She was seen to enter an unconscious
trance in which she would enact the Crucifixion. The
apparitions caused much disturbance in the community, and
the convent was persecuted. All records of the
apparitions, including Teresita’s diary, were destroyed.
The statue of Our Lady was hidden by the nuns, however,
thus saving it from destruction. The convent was sealed
and the nuns were forbidden to speak to any outsiders.
Teresita left the convent in the 1950s under the pressure
of negative media and fraudulent "Holy Rose Petal" vendors
who were exploiting the situation. The apparitions ceased.
February 1990, a new appearance occurred in Lipa City’s
Granja District. The glowing form of a woman in prayer
appeared on one of the leaves of a coconut tree. It was
visible only in the evening. On her deathbed on May
21,1990, Sister Aphonse begged that the statue of the
Mediatrix be restored to the convent’s chapel ; her wish
was granted the next day, and the statue was displayed
again for the first time in 40 years.
24, 1991, rose petals once again fell from the sky at the
Carmelite convent, and a few days later several children
who were playing in the convent garden saw the statue
Rose Petals: Prayer w/ Crucifix, & Crucifixion
Our Lady of
All Nations ~
March 25, 1945, the Virgin Mary appeared as Our Lady of
All Nations and delivered her message to Ida Peerdeman,
a single woman who was 40 years old at that time, living
in Amsterdam. Ida continued to receive messages from her
(56 in all) until 1950. Much emphasis was placed on the
Eucharist, which can save the world. Following are
excerpts from some of the messages:
“I see on my left somebody standing over me in a
long white garment, full of womanly grace. I understand
her to be the Blessed Virgin. She lifts up three, then
four, and finally five fingers while saying to me, "The 3
stands for March, the 4 for April, and the 5 for May 5th."
Then she shows me her Rosary and says, "This has saved
you. Persevere to the end [in saying it]." After a brief
silence she adds, "The prayer is to be made known
everywhere." Then in front of me I see nothing but
soldiers, many of them Allies, and the Blessed Virgin is
pointing to them. She takes the crucifix of her Rosary in
her hand and points at it and then again to the soldiers.
I am given to understand that the Cross must become the
support of the lives of those soldiers, for the voice
continues: "They will soon go home now --- these here",
and she points to the troops.
"I ask, "Are you Mary?"
"She smiles and answers, "They will call me 'The Lady
Mother'." The figure walks past me and then I look at the
palm of my hand. A cross is being laid down before me and
I have to take it up. I do so very slowly; it is heavy.
All at once everything is gone." (First Apparition, March
"The Lady looks at me and moves a warning finger from side
to side, saying, "Listen, mankind. You will preserve peace
if you believe in Him. Make this known," she adds. This is
repeated three times. While speaking, she puts a crucifix
in my hand and I have to hold it up in all directions for
everyone to see. The Lady points to the crucifix." (April
"I hear the voice again and suddenly I see a sacrifice
being offered as in ancient times. The smoke, however,
hangs over the altar. I hear the voice say, "Yahweh warns
His people." Then I hear,
"Be faithful. They have scattered my lambs." Then the Lady
plants a crucifix upon the sacrificial altar and I see, as
it were, the whole world gathered around it. The people,
however, are standing there with downcast looks and turned
away from the cross. "Come, my faithful ones!" the voice
now calls and I see a chalice being offered to the crowd.
"But for a number of them in vain", I hear the voice say.
I feel an impulse to look up and all at once I see the
Lady standing before me. She smiles, extends her arms and
calls invitingly, "Come." A large number of men of all
sorts is now standing before me: "gentlemen", "rough men"
and men dressed in black (priests and religious). Among
then all there is a mixture of good and not so good. The
Lady urges them to follow her, promising to guide them.
Now I see a long and hard road before me, at the end of
which there is a great light. "This way", says the Lady,
and with an impressive gesture she indicates to the men
that they have to walk along this road. The going is very
difficult. On both sides men are falling away. The Lady
watches with motherly solicitude and keeps smiling at them
compassionately. Then I see written before me, "Be renewed
in Jesus Christ." After this the Lady looks sad and says,
"England will find her way back to me." She pauses and
then adds very slowly and quietly, "So will America." Then
the Lady disappears and I see a peculiar cloud hanging
over the world." (July 29, 1945)
XII once witnessed the solar phenomenon of Fatima while he
was walking in the gardens of the Vatican. Two days later
he formally declared Assumption to be as Catholic Dogma:
Mary was assumed body and soul into Heaven. He described
his solar experience in a letter to one of his cardinals:
lifted the papers I had in my hand, I was struck by a
phenomenon I had never seen before. The sun, which was
fairly high, looked like a pale yellow opaque globe
completely surrounded by a luminous halo, which
nevertheless did not prevent me at all from staring
attentively at the sun without the slightest discomfort. A
very light cloud was before it. The opaque globe began
moving outward, slowly turning over upon itself, and going
from left to right and vice-versa. But within the globe
very strong movements could be seen in all clarity and
accounts available only on the Internet, Pope John XXIII,
who reigned from 1958 to 1963, apparently kept a secret
diary that contains his handwritten accounts of visions of
Christ and the Madonna. The diary was found by a cleaning
woman in a storage room at the Vatican. Father DeAngelo
released some of the entries made between February
1959-April 1963. The first appearance of Christ took place
February 12th, 1959:
"Dear God, I
have been blessed like no man before me. The Savior has
granted me a special audience here in my chambers. He
tells me that I've been chosen to hear the truth no matter
how awful it may be. It scares me a bit to be so
entrusted, but I am honored all the same. Jesus tells me
the Virgin Mary will come soon to deliver the first news
of what will be."
"She is more
beautiful than I had ever imagined. The Madonna is a joy
to behold. I just wish her message was a more positive
one. She says in four years time the world will lose a
great leader, and a powerful nation will find itself
involved in a conflict it cannot win. The fighting will
take its toll on the battlefield and from within as the
population despises the loss of its young men. The Holy
Mother sheds tears as she describes the heart-breaking
vision." (April 7, 1959)
Madonna's second visit is much like the first. She speaks
sadly of unrest in her homeland, a change in the balance
of power, and much blood being spilled in the sand. She
says several madmen will send their people into battles in
the name of God, but the Creator will have had nothing to
do with these senseless struggles among brothers." (August
comes to me again. I yearn to tell my fellow Christians of
these miraculous appearances, but I am advised to keep
quiet until the time is right. I cannot help but think I
could perhaps head off some of the trouble that looms for
us all. But Christ tells me that misery must take place
for the master plan to succeed." (January 30, 1960)
Mary says the world will get a false sense of hope 30
years from now when the chains of repression are shattered
throughout Eastern Europe. The joy however, will be
short-lived as the freed people fight among themselves on
how to run their countries. Thousands of poor, innocent
children will perish due to the foolishness of their
fathers." (June 13, 1960)
"Just when I
thought my heavenly visits were over, the Madonna comes to
me once again. She seems tired of the heartache she must
share with me. My heart aches to see Her hurting so. The
news again is foreboding. The early 1990's will be a
period of deadly natural disasters. She says paradise will
be struck by powerful winds and waves while killer floods
and earthquakes will shatter dwellings. By the middle of
the decade, regional skirmishes will develop into
full-fledged conflicts. As the casualties mount, worldwide
famine will strike. The devastation will be like none seen
before, especially throughout Africa, where millions will
perish." (July 19, 1962)
returned with yet more bad news. It is becoming truly
difficult for this humble servant to hear of such
overwhelming hardships. The Madonna tells me terrifying
diseases will be unleashed on the already weakened
population of the world by late 1984. Wars will begin to
wind down because the fighting nations will be greatly
weakened from within. This is the beginning of the change.
Hallelujah." (September 23, 1961)
heavens will appear the saviors. They will arrive on June
5, 1995 [not...] and begin the task of assisting in the
cleanup and repair of the environment and the crippled
countries. Many will fear these odd- looking beings but
they come in peace and will, with God's guidance,
transform earth from a charred spinning rock to a lush
oasis in space. The survivors will flourish in a world
without war, disease, or hatred. My heart is finally at
peace with this knowledge that there is hope for
humanity."(May 19, 1962)
tells me this will be her final visit. It is a joyous one
for she shares tremendous news. As the year 1998 arrives
[not...], our heavenly friends will have shared much of
their advanced knowledge. Mankind will at last wipe out
most of its diseases, and our life span will increase to
the length of those listed in the bible. The visitors will
also share the remarkable power of resurrection and
throngs of wrongly dead will rise again. Finally a
wondrous miracle will take place in the sky above New York
City, December 25, 2000 [not...] when millions will
witness the sensational appearance of a messiah who will
announce the beginning of a second paradise here on
earth." (July 2, 1962)
In June of
1961, The Virgin Mary appeared to four girls (Conchita
Gonzales, Mari Loli Mazon, Jacinta Gonzalez, and Mari Cruz
Gonzalez, ages 11-12) near the village of San Sebastian de
Garabandal in the Cantabrian Mountains of northwest Spain.
The girls were praying together when they heard a
thunderous sound and saw a beautiful angel. It said
nothing, then disappeared. The girls ran to the village
church and told everyone about the occurence. The angel
appeared to them several more times before it announced
that the Blessed Virgin would appear to them. Later that
day she appeared in the company of two angels with an
all-seeing eye above her. She visited the girls more than
2,000 times in the next four years. The apparition
repeatedly urged repentance, and said that a miraculous
sign will appear some day. Conchita wrote this about it in
"I am the
only one to whom the Blessed Virgin spoke of the miracle.
She forbade me to say what it will consist of. I can't
announce the date either until eight days before it is due
to occur. What I can reveal is that it will coincide with
an event in the Church and with the feast of a saint,
martyr of the Eucharist; that it will take place at 8:30
on a Thursday evening; that it will be visible to all
those who are in the village and surrounding the
mountains; that the sick who are present will be cured,
and the incredulous will believe. It will be the greatest
miracle that Jesus will have performed for the world.
There won't be the slightest doubt that it comes from God
and that it is for the good of mankind. A sign of the
Miracle, which it will be possible to film or televise,
will remain forever...
Warning, like the Chastisement, is a fearful thing for the
good as well as the wicked. It will draw the good closer
to God and warn the wicked that the end of times are
coming.. .The Warning is something that is seen in the
air, everywhere in the world and is immediately
transmitted into the interior of our souls. It will last a
very little time, but it will seem a very long time
because of its effect within us. It would be like fire. It
will not burn our flesh, but we will feel it bodily and
interiorly... [It will be] like two stars that crash and
make a lot of noise, and a lot of light but they don't
fall. It's not going to hurt us but we're going to see it
and, in that moment, we're going to see our consciences."
will occur between March 8-May16 on a Thursday at 8:30
p.m. (Garabandal time), within a year of the Warning
foretold by Our Lady of Fatima. Conchita will be warned of
the event 8 days beforehand. It will occur on the feast
day of a Eucharist martyr, and it will coincide with a
"great event" in the Church.
following message from Mary is excerpted from Conchita’s
told me about this on January 1st, 1965, up in the pine
grove. I cannot say what it will consist of, because she
did not command me to do so. And, as for when it is going
to be, she did not tell me, so I do not know. What I do
know is that it will be visible to everybody; it will be a
direct work of God and will take place before the miracle.
I do not know whether people will die because of it. They
could only die from the shock of seeing it...
told only me about the miracle. She forbade me to say what
it will consist of. I cannot reveal the date either until
eight days beforehand. What I am allowed to say is that it
will coincide with an event in the Church, and with the
feast of a Saint who is a martyr of the Holy Eucharist; it
will be at half-past eight on a Thursday evening; it will
be visible to everybody in the village and on the
surrounding mountainsides; the sick who are present will
be cured and the incredulous will believe. It will be the
greatest miracle that Jesus has worked for the world.
There will not remain the slightest doubt that it comes
from God and is for the good of mankind. In the pine
grove, a sign of the miracle will be left forever. It will
be possible to film and televise it...
punishment is conditioned to whether or not mankind heeds
the Blessed Virgin's messages and the miracle. If it does
take place, then I know what it will consist of, because
the Virgin told me, but I am not allowed to say. What is
more, I have seen the punishment. What I can assure you is
that, if it comes, it is far worse than if we were
enveloped in fire; worse than if we had fire above us, and
fire beneath. I do not know how long a time will elapse
after the miracle, before God sends it."
In 1962, the
Blessed Virgin told Conchita a prophecy of the popes;
according to her, Pope John Paul II will be the last pope:
be two more popes after Pope Paul VI and that one of the
popes would have a very short reign. After that would come
the end times but not the end of the world."
made this announcement on September 14, 1965:
that will remain forever at the pines is something we will
be able to photograph, televise, and see, but not touch.
It will be evident that it is not a thing of this world
but from God."
the Eucharist on Conchita's Tongue:
of the Capuchin priest Padre Pio da Pietrelcina
(1887-1968) bled about a cup of blood daily for 50 years.
He also transmitted the following Marian prophecies,
excerpted from a letter to the Commission of Heroldsbach,
appointed by the Vatican to investigate his case:
"My son, My
son, I have been longing for this hour in which I again
shall reveal to you the great love of My heart... Pray and
make reparation to Me. Admonish others to do the same
because the time is near at hand in which I shall visit My
unfaithful people because they have not heeded the time of
My grace. Persevere in prayer, so that your adversary
shall have no dominion over you. Tell My people to be
prepared at all times, for My judgment shall come upon
them suddenly and when least expected -- and not one shall
escape My hands, I shall find them all! I shall protect
the just. Watch the sun and moon and the stars of the
Heavens. When they appear to be unduly disturbed and
restless, know that the day is not far away. Stay united
in prayer and watching until the angel of destruction has
passed your doors. Pray that these days will be
reparation! Be fervent and practice mortifications. Great
things are at stake! Pray! Men are running toward the
abyss of Hell in great rejoicing and merry-making, as
though they were going to a masquerade ball or the wedding
feast of the devil himself! Assist Me in the salvation of
souls. The measure of sin is filled! The day of revenge,
with its terrifying happenings is near -- nearer then you
can imagine! And the world is seeping in false security!
The Divine Judgment shall strike them like a thunderbolt!
These Godless and wicked people shall be destroyed without
mercy, as were the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorra of
old. Yes, I tell you their wickedness was not as great as
that of our human race today! (Jan.23, 1950)
windows well-covered. Do not look out. Light a blessed
candle, which will suffice for many days. Pray the Rosary.
Read spiritual books. Make acts of Spiritual Communion,
also acts of love, which are so pleasing to Us. Pray with
outstretched arms, or prostrate on the ground, in order
that many souls may be saved. Do not go outside the house.
Provide yourself with sufficient food. The powers of
nature shall be moved and a rain of fire shall make people
tremble with fear. Have courage! I am in the midst of
you." (Jan. 28, 1950)
of the animals during these days. I am the creator and
preserver of animals as well as man. I shall give you a
few signs beforehand, at which time you should place more
food before them. I will preserve the property of the
elect, including the animals, for they shall be in need of
sustenance afterwards as well. Let no one go across the
yard, even to feed the animals-he who steps outside will
perish! Cover your windows carefully. My elect shall not
see My wrath. Have confidence in Me, and I will be your
of fire will pour forth from the clouds and spread over
the entire earth! Storms, bad weather, thunderbolts and
earthquakes will cover the earth for two days. An
uninterrupted rain of fire will take place! It will begin
on during a very cold night. All this is to prove that God
is the Master of Creation. Those who hope in Me, and
believe in My words, have nothing to fear because I will
not forsake them, nor those who spread My message. No harm
will come to those who are in the state of grace and who
seek My Mother's protection.
may be prepared for these visitations, I will give you the
following signs and instructions: The night will be very
cold. The wind will roar. After a time thunderbolt will be
heard. Lock all the doors and windows. Talk to no one
outside the house. Kneel down before a crucifix, be sorry
for your sins, and beg My Mothers protection. Do not look
during the earthquake, because the anger of God is holy!
Jesus does not want us to behold the anger of God, because
God's anger must be contemplated with fear and trembling.
disregard this advice will be killed instantly. The wind
will carry with it poisonous gases which will be diffused
over the entire earth. Those who suffer and die innocently
will be martyrs and they will be with Me in My Kingdom.
Satan will triumph! But in three nights, the earthquake
and fire will cease. On the following day the sun will
shine again, angels will descend from Heaven and will
spread the spirit of peace over the earth. A feeling of
immeasurable gratitude will take possession of those who
survive this most terrible ordeal, the impending
punishment, with which God will visit the earth since
chosen souls in other countries too, such as Belgium,
Switzerland, Spain, who have received these revelations so
that other countries also may be prepared. Pray Rosary,
but pray it well, so that your prayers may reach Heaven.
Soon a more terrible catastrophe shall come upon the
entire world, such as never before has been witnessed, a
terrible chastisement never before experienced!
unconcerned men are regarding these things! Which shall so
soon come upon them, contrary to all expectations. How
indifferent they are in preparing themselves for these
unheard of events, through which they will have to pass so
shortly! The weight of divine balance has reached the
earth! The wrath of My Father shall be poured out over the
entire world! I am again warning the world through your
instrumentality, as I have so often done heretofore.
catastrophe shall come upon the earth like a flash of
lightning! At which moment the light of the morning sun
shall be replaced by black darkness! No one shall leave
the house or look out a window from that moment on. I
Myself shall come amidst thunder and lightning. The wicked
shall behold My Divine Heart. There shall be great
confusion because of this utter darkness in which the
entire earth shall be enveloped, and many, many shall die
from fear and despair.
day, as soon as complete darkness has set in, no one shall
leave the house or look from out of the window. The
darkness shall last a day and a night followed by another
day and night, and another day-but on the night following,
the stars will shine again, and on the next morning the
sun shall rise again, and it will be SPRINGTIME!! In the
days of darkness, My elect shall not sleep, as did the
disciples in the garden. They shall pray incessantly, and
they shall not be disappointed in Me. I shall gather My
elect. Hell will believe itself to be in possession of the
entire earth, but I shall reclaim it.
again I have warned men, and often have I given them
special opportunities to return to the right path; but
now, wickedness has reached its climax, and the punishment
can no longer be delayed. Tell all that the time has come
in which these things shall be fulfilled." (Feb. 7, 1950)
[ He has
since been discredited ]
Marian apparition that has been approved by the Catholic
Church occurred in 1969 in Japan. An angelic being
appeared to Sister Agnes Sasagawa, who was a postulant in
the Order of the handmaids of the Eucharist. The angel
gave her a prayer to add to her Rosary:
"O My Jesus,
forgive us our sins; save us from the fire of hell; lead
all souls to heaven, especially those most in need."
was one of those given by the Blessed Virgin to the
children at Fatima! On June 12, 1973, Sister Agnes, who
was deaf, heard a voice urging her to go pray in the
fear. Pray with fervor not only because of your sins, but
in reparation for those of all men. The world today wounds
the most Sacred Heart of Our Lord by its ingratitudes and
injuries. The wounds of Mary are much deeper and more
sorrowful than yours. Let us go pray together in the
went there, she saw brilliant beams of light emanating
from the tabernacle. The light appeared during the next
two days. On June 28, stigmata (the wounds of Christ)
began to appear on her hands in the form of a bleeding
cross. On July 6, while praying in the chapel, Sr. Agnes
heard a the statue of the Virgin Mary speak to her, and
other sisters saw blood dripping from the statue’s right
hand later the same day. The phenomena repeated itself
four times, ending on September 29. On that day, sisters
witnessed "sweat" exuding from the statue’s forehead and
neck. Then the statue began to "weep", and continued to do
so until 1982. A Japanese TV crew was able to film the
continued to receive messages from the angel (speaking for
Mary) for 9 more years. The following prophecies are
excerpted from the transmissions:
"If men do
not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict
a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a
punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never
have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and wipe out
a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad,
sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will
find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead."
infirmity of your ears painful? Your deafness will be
healed. Does the wound of your hand cause you to suffer?
Pray in reparation for the sins of men. [The apparition
gave the text of a prayer.] Pray very much for the pope,
bishops, and priests. Tell your superior all that passed
today..." (July 6, 1973)
"If you love
the Lord, listen to what I have to say to you. It is very
important; you will convey it to your superior. Many men
in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console
him to soften the anger of the heavenly father. I wish,
with my son, for souls who will repair by their suffering
and their poverty for the sinners and ingrates.
that the world might know his anger, the heavenly father
is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all
mankind. I have intervened so many times to appease the
wrath of the father. I have prevented the coming of
calamities by offering him the sufferings of the son on
the cross, his precious blood, and beloved souls who
console him forming a cohort of victim souls. Prayer,
penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the father's
anger... Even in a secular institute prayer is necessary.
Already souls who wish to pray are on the way to being
gathered together. Without attaching too much attention to
the form, be faithful and fervent in prayer to console the
master." (August 3, 1973)
daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You
will inform your superior. As I told you, if men do not
repent and better themselves, the father will inflict a
terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a
punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never
seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out
a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad,
sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will
find themselves so desolate that they will envy the
dead... The work of the devil will infiltrate even into
the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals
opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests
who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their
confreres... churches and altars sacked; the Church will
be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon
will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the
service of the Lord. The demon will be especially
implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought
of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness.
If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no
longer pardon for them. Today is the last time that I will
speak to you in living voice. From now on you will obey
the one sent to you and your superior." (Oct. 13,
phenomenal apparition of Mary at Zeitun, Egypt began on
April 2,1968 and lasted for three years. During that
period, she was witnessed by more than 4 million people,
photographed and televised. Egyptian President Abdul
Nasser also saw her. Egyptian police searched a 15-mile
radius around the site but could not find any form of
equipment that could project images in such a manner.
The apparitions lasted up to 9 hours, and were
accompanied by doves of white light. Fragrant purple
smoke rose from the church at the same time. An orthodox
commission was formed to investigate the phenomenon, and
several members observed the events. The apparitions
were silent, but they spoke volumes to the faithful who
witnessed them. They received little publicity outside
Moslems who saw her
chanted the Kuranic passage, "Mary, God has chosen thee,
and purified thee; he has chosen thee above all women."
Marian apparition began to occur in Egypt in 1983, when a
beautiful woman clothed in light appeared walking in the
air above the Church of St. Damian in Shoubra, a suburb of
Cairo. Thousands of people witnessed her manifestation,
and in 1987 a commission of the Coptic Church concluded
that this was a "blessing on the people of Egypt --- May
God save our country!"
Blessed Virgin (and occasionally Christ) appeared to
several visionaries (Alphonsie, Emmanuel, Anathalie,
Marie-Claire, Stephanie, Agnes, and Vestine) at Kihebo
in Rwanda (Africa) in November 1981. Three of them were
students at a college administered by nuns in that area,
and the others lived in the bush. Emmanuel was given the
following message from the Holy Mother:
'There isn't much time
left in preparing for the Last Judgment. We must change
our lives; renounce sin. Pray and prepare for our own
death and for the end of the world. We must prepare while
there is still time. Those who do well will go to Heaven.
If they do evil, they will condemn themselves with no hope
of appeal. Do not lose time in doing good and praying.
There is not much time and Jesus will come."
During one vision of the
future, which lasted 8 hours, they saw horrible images of
tragedy: massacre, decapitated bodies, and many bodies
thrown into the rivers. They saw that if Rwanda did not
return to God, there would be "a tree in flames, a river
of blood, and many abandoned, decapitated corpses". The
Rwandan holocaust that came a few years later fulfilled
apparitions ended for the visionaries by 1983, with the
exception of Alphonsine, who continued to receive a
visitation from "Our Mother of the Word" [ÆTZI]
every November 28 until 1989. She emphasized the
importance of prayer, especially the Rosary, and of love
for ourselves and others. Christ once said to Emmanuel
(who was killed in the Rwandan holocaust):
people treat their neighbors dishonestly. The world is
full of hatred. You will know my Second Coming is at hand
when you see the outbreak of religious wars. Then, know
that I am on the way."
The Blessed Mother told the seers why she had returned as
"I have come to prepare the way for my Son for your good
and you do not want to understand. The time remaining is
short and you are absent-minded. You are distracted by the
goods of this world which are passing. I have seen many of
my children getting lost and I have come to show them the
The apparitions in Kibeho have been approved for public
devotion, and the Church is continuing to review the
Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ appeared to Veronica Lueken
over a period of 25 years during her Rosary vigils in
Flushing Meadows Park, NY.
The Blessed Virgin warned
that unless we return to traditional morals, World
War III and a great comet will kill billions of people
"within this century, if not sooner."
Since the event did not
come to pass in the 20th century, then perhaps we have
rehabilitated sufficiently for Divine purposes, and
catastrophe has been averted, but more likely it has
merely been postponed. Our Lady has been appointed by God
to warn humanity that there will be a cleansing by fire
unless we repent and correct our ways. The chastisement
will be preceded by a worldwide Warning, and that will be
followed by a great Miracle. If mankind still refuses to
change, then God will punish us.
On April 21,
1973, Veronica Leuken received a Warning while in she was
though everything has exploded in the sky. There is a
great flash! Then it's very hot - very warm - and it feels
like you're burning. There is a huge explosion, and the
sky becomes very white. . .and then there are colors -
blues, purples. . . It 's like a huge explosion. Now this
voice -- the voice ...! And the voice, Our Lady says, is a
voice within you: "Your warning before the Chastisement!
Flash, fire, and the voice within you! The final Warning
feel that the very powers of the elements have shaken the
very foundations of his being. So great will be the impact
of this Warning from the Father that none will doubt that
it had come from the Father... It will be a major
awakening to many. The rumbling and the shaking of the
elements will set fright into many hearts... Hearts will
shudder with fear and men will drop from fright... Many
signs of an angry God will appear before you. . ."
On June 12,
1976, the Blessed Virgin Mary told Mrs. Lueken that the
Warning was close at hand:
you must pray more: do much penance. For the Warning is
coming upon mankind. There will be a tremendous explosion
and the sky shall roll back like a scroll, this force
shall go within the very core of the human. He will
understand his offenses to his God. However, this Warning
will be of short duration. and many shall continue upon
their road to perdition, so hard are the hearts hardened
now, My child."
Father will send a Warning to mankind, a great Warning of
such magnitude that very few will doubt that it comes from
the Eternal Father and is not man-made." (July 25, 1978)
"There is to
come upon you a great Warning, of such magnitude that
every man, woman and child will feel the burning fires
within." (September 28, 1974)
remain in the light of grace will have no fear. They will
pass through this great Warning without suffering." (April
"As the day
follows night, so shall this Warning follow soon. Beware
of the sunrise! Do not look up to the sky, the flash!!!
Beware of the sunrise! Do not look up to the sky, the
flash!!! Close your windows! Draw your shades! Remain
inside: do not venture outside your door, or you will not
return! Pray! Prostrate yourselves upon your floor! Pray
with arms outstretched and beg for mercy of your God, the
Father. Do not seek or receive your animals into your
homes, for the animals of those who have remained of well
spirit will be taken care of."
children, how many will try to go back and restore their
homes when it is too late. Keep blessed candles, water,
blankets, food within your homes. The candles of those who
have remained in the state of grace shall not be
extinguished, but the candles in the homes of those who
have given themselves to Satan shall not burn! Amen. I say
to you, as night follows day a great darkness shall
descend upon mankind."
Warning is sent upon man, there will be no doubt in the
minds of man that it descends from the heavens. However,
those who have already committed themselves to Satan will
see and yet not believe." (September 28, 1973)
chooses to send upon you first a great manifestation, a
Warning. And should you not listen to the voice within
you, He will have no recourse but to go forth with the
plan for full cleansing. My Son has given you His words;
you have received one of the final warning given to man."
(May 10, 1973)
On June 8,
1974, Jacinta also channeled a message through Veronica:
"It is true
that I gave a final message [to Mother Godinho], but I,
too, could not give the date --- only to warn the world
that a great Warning would come to mankind. It would be a
great cataclysm Warning, and then there would be a great
Miracle. And after that, if nothing changes and man
continues to offend the Father, He would have to start
this terrible, terrible trial. For there will be a great
War and there will be a great, terrible chastisement."
Mugavero of Brooklyn, however, issued a "Declaration
Concerning the Bayside Movement" (November 4, 1986), in
which he declared:
credibility can be given to the so-called "apparitions"
reported by Veronica Lueken and her followers.
"messages" and other related propaganda contain statements
which, among other things, are contrary to the teachings
of the Catholic Church, undermine the legitimate authority
of bishops and councils and instill
doubts in the minds of
the faithful, for example, by claiming that, for years, an
"imposter (sic) Pope" governed the Catholic Church in
place of Paul VI.
persistently maintain that "no ecclesiastical permission
is required for the publication or dissemination" of
information concerning "revelations, visions or miracles,"
are erroneously interpreting the directives of the Holy
See when they attempt to justify the publication of the
propaganda literature on the "Bayside Messages."
was issued in 1988, but since then it has become just
another failed prophecy:
"I, as your
Mother, I am terribly depressed in knowing what is fast
coming upon mankind. I see beyond me a ball, a large ball.
Were it placed next to the sun, this ball would be like
two suns in the sky. But it is a ball of destruction, and
I tell you, My children, We have been attempting to hold
this back with all manners of graces, and fasting, and
suffering. But the Eternal Father says, 'Look up, My
child'; He said to look far up into the sky. Your human
eyes cannot perceive yet what is up there, but there is a
ball, to mankind known as 'unknown origin.' But it is not
unknown: it is the Ball of Redemption.
"Do not be
affrighted, My child, you must see this, for it is
important. Within this century this Ball will be sent upon
"My child, I
took you from your bed of pain and illness to bring you
here to tell the world to prepare now. It is almost too
late. We have asked also, urgently, and have had great
cooperation from the earth's masses of people-- to Rome to
tell them, Look up, and see what lies beyond your windows:
a Ball that is fast hurtling towards earth! It will be
here within this century, if not sooner. For even the
scientists have failed to recognize the speed of this
see a terrible globe, it looks like a globe of fire. It's
frightening! It's now bouncing around, like it has no
control; as though it's not in a general place to be. It
has bounced off another, what looks like a comet, and has
actually destroyed the comet to the left".
one will not be destroyed; for mankind has listened, but
has not followed a schedule, as We would say, placed upon
mankind by Heaven., a schedule for prayers and repentance.
This has not been done to the satisfaction of the Eternal
Father. All must get down on their knees and beg for
repentance of mankind. It is mankind's balance."
"And I see now, over on the right side, there's Michael;
and he is holding a balance in his hands. He has on one of
the balances, there seems to be gold and silver; but on
the other, it seems to be heaped with rocks! And Our Lady
is now touching Her lips again, like this, with Her
crucifix and then Her finger, like this:
child, I also have to tell you: look up and see, and
repeat what you see."
see a large crowd of people in Rome. No, it's not Rome,
because I can't see the...I know the city. Looks like it
may be in Russia. I am not familiar, Blessed Mother, with
Russia or the buildings".
will understand, My child, because at this very moment
there is a dissident under the number five of communism
that is planning to kill the Pope. His words, We hear are,
'This time we will not fail to destroy him!'
children, pray for your Holy Father, the Pope. You must
not lose him, for the one who comes after him will destroy
if he can--he will attempt to destroy, I should say, My
child and My children; he will attempt to destroy Pope
John Paul II.
"I know, My
child, how this has both affrightened you, and also made
you feel weak from terror. I did not want to bring you
here at first, My child, as I know how weak and ill you
have become; but you see, you must help Our children upon
are so lacking in interest in many places. Children are
disappearing by the thousands, and where do they go? They
go straight to the pits of hell, as they become pawns in
the hands of the satanists.
child and My children--and My child, Veronica-- you must
be very careful. I have warned you not to go out alone,
not even to your roadway; for you heard the music, My
child. They were gathered beneath your windowsill.
"I know, My
child, I kept this from you at our last meeting, but it is
urgent that you must know this. They are also going to try
to murder you on your stoop. Do not be afraid, My child;
your destiny is with Jesus and the Father.
child, I want you to look up, and look far into the sky.
What do you see?"
see a group of people, talking outside a building. The
building looks like it may be in Russia. That's the only
place I saw spires like they have there. Now coming out of
this building are two sinister-looking men. They're
looking at shotguns. And they 're also whispering. I can't
hear what they're saying, but they are mentioning the
Pope. They keep repeating, 'the Pope.' Now both of them
are laughing, like they have accomplished something bad;
but they are laughing because they are demons!".
child, when We talk of demons, I also mentioned to you
that you must be very careful and warn all that Satan was
trying, and accomplished his mission, to go into the
workrooms of the White Berets and the Blue Berets.
"What is he
going to do? He will bring discord and dissatisfaction.
And what are you going to do, My child? You are going to
pray more, and make a decision; for We are not allowing
you to be alone. But you must gain wisdom by making a
that up to you, My child, as you will follow the rules of
charity, holiness, and, also, faith. The greatest is
faith: faith in your fellow man, not only accepting the
sorrows of earth...
"But do not
search, My children, for wealth. Within two years or less,
there will be a great crash of the market. The whole
world's monetary systems will be paralyzed. That, My
child, is why you had to come this evening to the
Photo from Flushing Meadows:
Surrounded by Rosaries (December 31, 1999)
Photo" from Flushing Meadows:
The Grim Reaper
Venezuelan stigmatist Maria Esperanza Bianchini, whose
wounds appear on Good Friday, has been the reciprient of
many mystical experiences since 1976. She has reported
many conversations with the Virgin Mary, she has levitated
during Mass, and has been seen to bilocate (appear in two
places at once). She and several other persons have
witnessed apparitions of the Blessed Virgin in the village
of Cua in the Finca Betania region of Venezuela. In 1984,
Mary explained the reason for her appearances:
"I come to
reconcile them, to seek them out, to give them faith,
which has disappeared in the noise and din of an atomic
awakening which is at the point of bursting out. My
message is of faith, love and hope. More than anything, it
brings reconciliation between people and nations. It is
the only thing that can save this century from war and
eternal death...If a change does not come and a conversion
of life, one will perish under the fire, war and death...
another. Love one another. Serve one another. Pray for the
Church. Pray for priests. Return to the Sacraments, dear
little children. Confess your sins while the sun shines.
Sacrifice yourselves for the conversion of sinners and for
peace in the world. All of you are children of God. All
told Maria that mankind would be facing its hour of
decision in the mid-1990's, when there would be grave
danger of war involving Asia and Russia. Apparently
humanity has passed that crisis for the time being. Mary
also gave this warning:
coming the great moment of a great day of light. The
consciences of this beloved people must be violently
shaken so that they may 'put their house in order' and
offer to Jesus the just reparation for the daily
infidelities that are committed on the part of sinners..."
The Grotto at Cua
the grotto have reported visions of the Blessed Virgin,
falls of rose petals out of the air, angelic choirs, and
than 10 years of investigation by the Church, Bishop Pio
Bello Ricardo stated:
having studied repeatedly the apparitions of the Most Holy
Virgin in Betania, and having begged the Lord earnestly
for spiritual discernment, I declare that in my judgement
said apparitions are authentic and have a supernatural
character. I therefore approve, officially, that the site
where the apparitions have occurred be considered as
afterwards, a Eucharistic miracle occurred during the
vigil of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 1991.
Father Otty Ossa (Maria’s spiritual advisor) was saying
Mass when the Host began to bleed as he held it. Father
"I broke the
Host into four parts. When I looked down at the plate I
could not believe my eyes. I saw a red stain forming on
the Host and from it a red substance was beginning to
emanate similar to the way blood spurts out in a puncture.
After the Mass, I took the Host and protected it in the
Sanctuary. The next day at six in the morning, I observed
the Host and I found that the Blood was fluid and then
began to dry, however to this day it still looks fresh.
Amazingly, the Blood is only on one side, not bleeding
through the exceedingly thin Host."
phenomenon was videotaped, and analysis of a sample of the
blood showed it to be human.
Our Lady of Medjugorje ~
1981, six youths from the village of Medjugorje in central
Yugoslavia met Mother Mary on Mount Podbrdo. The
apparitions have continued since then, albeit with
decreasing frequency. Mary sends a message of faith,
conversions, and fasting to brig peace to Earth. She has
come to bring humanity back to her son Jesus Christ, and
she warns that Satan is extremely active now; it is
necessary to pray often and fervently to defend against
his assaults. Medjugorje has subsequently become a major
pilgrimage site for more than 10 million devout
Christians. The Serbo-Croatian conflict erupted on the
10th anniversary of the apparition.
entrusted each of the six visionaries with ten secrets
concerning the fateful events that will occur if humanity
fails to rehabilitate itself in due time. When the
apparitions end at Medjugorje, all other Marian
apparitions will stop. Then the secret prophetic events
will transpire, and many humans will expire.
sent from the Bishop of Mostar to the Pope stated:
to Mirjana, during the apparition on December 25, 1982,
the Madonna confided the tenth and last secret to her, and
she revealed the dates on which the various secrets will
come to pass. The Blessed Virgin revealed many aspects of
the future to Mirjana, many more up to now than to the
other seers. For that reason, I relate now what Mirjana
told me in a conversation on November 5, 1983 I shall
summarize the essential things she said, without any
literal quotations. Before the visible sign is given to
humanity, there will be three warnings to the world. The
warnings will be warnings on the earth. Mirjana will
witness them. Three days before one of these warnings, she
will advise a priest of her choice. Mirjana's testimony
will be a confirmation of the apparitions and an incentive
for the conversion of the world. After these warnings, the
visible sign will be given for all humanity at the place
of the apparitions in Medjugorje. The sign will be given
as the testimony of the apparitions and a call back to
and tenth secrets are grave matters. They are a
chastisement for the sins of the world. The punishment is
inevitable because we cannot expect the conversion of the
entire world. The chastisement can be mitigated by prayers
and penance. It cannot be suppressed. After the first
warning, the others will follow within a rather brief
period of time. So it is that people will have time for
conversion. This time is a period of grace and conversion.
After the visible sign, those who are still alive will
have little time for conversion. For that reason, the
Blessed Virgin calls for urgent conversion and
reconciliation. The invitation to prayer and penance is
destined to ward off evil and war and above all to save
souls. We are close to the events predicted by the Blessed
Virgin. Convert yourselves as quickly as possible. Open
your hearts to God. This is a message to all mankind."
Tomislav has offered an explanation of another prophecy
made by the Virgin in 1983:
that, with the realization of the secrets entrusted to
them by Our Lady, life in the world will change.
Afterwards, men will believe like in ancient times. What
will change and how it will change, we don't know, given
that the seers don't want to say anything about the
interview conducted by Janice Connell 1990, Marijana
clarified some of the earlier statements:
two secrets will be warnings to the world -- events that
will occur before a visible sign is given to humanity.
These will happen in my lifetime. Ten days before the
first secret and the second secret, I will notify Father
Petar Ljubicic. He will pray and fast for seven days, and
then he will announce these to the world.
will be given for the atheists. You faithful already have
signs, and you have become the sign for the atheists. You
faithful must not wait for the sign before you convert;
convert soon. This time is a time of grace for you. You
can never thank God enough for His grace. The time is for
deepening your faith and for your conversion. When the
sign comes, it will be too late for many."
In a letter
to Pope John Paul II dated December 16, 1983, Father
Tomisav Vlasic reported concerning the revelations given
by the Blessed Virgin to Mirjana:
apparition of the Blessed Virgin on November 30, 1983,
Maria Pavlovic came to me and said. ‘The Madonna says that
the Supreme Pontiff and the Bishop must be advised
immediately of the urgency and great importance of the
message of Medjugorje.
seeks to fulfill that duty.
people (Vicka Ivankovic, Maria Pavlovic, Ivanka Ivankovic,
Ivan Dragicevic, and Jakob Colo) see an apparition of the
Blessed Virgin every day. The experience in which they see
her is a fact that can be checked by direct observation.
It has been filmed. During the apparitions, the youngsters
do not react to light, they do not hear sounds, they do
not react if someone touches them, they feel that they are
beyond time and space.
"All of the
youngsters basically agree that:
"We see the
Blessed Virgin just as we see anyone else. We pray with
her, we speak to her, and we can touch her... The Blessed
Virgin says that world peace is at a critical stage. She
repeatedly calls for reconciliation and conversion... She
has promised to leave a visible sign for all humanity at
the site of the apparitions of Medjugorje... The period
preceding this visible sign is a time of grace for
conversion and deepening the faith... the Blessed Virgin
ha promised to disclose ten secrets to us. So far, Vicka
Ivankovic has received eight. Marija Pavlovic received the
ninth one on December 8, 1983. Jakov Colo, Ivan Dragicevic
and Ivanka Ivankovic have each received nine. Only Maria
Dragicevic has received all ten... These apparitions are
the last apparitions of the Blessed Virgin on earth. That
is why they are lasting so long and occurring so
Virgin no longer appears to Mirjana Dragicevic. The last
time she saw one of the daily apparitions was Christmas
1982. Since then the apparitions have ceased for her,
except on her birthday (March 18, 1983). Mirjana knew that
this would occur.
to Mirjana, the Madonna confided the tenth and last secret
to her during the apparition on December 25, 1982. She
also disclosed the dates on which the different secrets
will come to pass. The Blessed Virgin has revealed to
Mirjana many things about the future, more than to any of
the other youngsters so far. For that reason I am
reporting below what Mirjana told me during our
conversation on November 5, 1983. I am summarizing the
substance of her account, without word-for-word
that before the visible sign is given to humanity, there
will be three warnings to the world. The warnings will be
in the form of events on earth. Mirjana will be a witness
to them. Three days before one of the admonitions, Mirjana
will notify a priest of her choice. The witness of Mirjana
will be a confirmation of the apparitions and a stimulus
for the conversion of the world.
admonitions, the visible sign will appear on the site of
the apparitions in Medjugorje for all the world to see.
The sign will be given as a testimony to the apparitions
and in order to call the people back to the faith.
and tenth secrets are serious. They concern
chastisement for the sins of the world. Punishment
is inevitable, for we cannot expect the whole world to be
converted. The punishment can be diminished by prayer and
penance, but it cannot be eliminated.
says that one of the evils that threatened the world, the
one contained in the seventh secret, has been averted,
thanks to prayer and fasting. That is why the Blessed
Virgin continues to encourage prayer and fasting:
"You have forgotten that
through prayer and fasting you can avert war and suspend
the laws of nature."
first admonition, the others will follow in a rather short
time. Thus, people will have some time for conversion.
interval will be a period of grace and conversion. After
the visible sign appears, those who are still alive will
have little time for conversion. For that reason, the
Blessed Virgin invites us to urgent conversion and
invitation to prayer and penance is meant to avert evil
and war, but most of all to save souls.
to Mirjana, the events predicted by the Blessed Virgin are
near. By virtue of this experience, Mirjana proclaims to
the world: "Hurry, be converted; open your hearts to God."
to this basic message, Mirjana related an apparition she
had in 1982, which we believe sheds some light on some
aspects of Church history. She spoke of an apparition in
which Satan appeared to her disguised as the Blessed
Virgin. Satan asked Mirjana to renounce the Madonna and
follow him. That way she could be happy in love and in
life. He said that following the Virgin, on the contrary,
would only lead to suffering. Mirjana rejected him, and
immediately the Virgin arrived and Satan disappeared. Then
the Blessed Virgin gave her the following message in
for this, but you must realize that Satan exists. One day
he appeared before the throne of God and asked permission
to submit the Church to a period of trial. God gave him
permission to try the Church for one century. This century
is under the power of the devil; but when the secrets
confided to you come to pass, his power will be destroyed.
Even now he is beginning to lose his power and has become
aggressive. He is destroying marriages, creating divisions
among priests and is responsible for obsessions and
murder. You must protect yourselves against these things
through fasting and prayer, especially community prayer.
Carry blessed objects with you. Put them in your house,
and restore the use of holy water...
Father, I do not want to be responsible for the ruin of
anyone. I am doing my best. The world is being called to
conversion and reconciliation. In writing to you, Holy
Father, I am doing only doing my duty. After drafting this
letter, I gave it to the youngsters so that they might ask
the Blessed Virgin whether its contents are accurate. Ivan
Dragicevic relayed the following answer: "Yes, the
contents of the letter are the truth. You must notify
first the Supreme Pontiff and then the Bishop".
Virgin at Medjugorje has said this concerning prophecy:
think about wars, punishments, evil, because if you do you
are on the road toward them. Your task is to accept divine
peace, to live it, and to spread it."
message of the Blessed Virgin always has been one of
Peace, Prayer, and Mercy, rather than of her prophecies,
which are contingent upon the power of Prayer. According
to Mary, the wrath of God and Jesus can be averted (or at
least delayed) by repentance and the Rosary. This approach
to world peace actually seems to have worked in the case
of the fall of the USSR, which also prevented (or long
delayed) the invasion of Europe by Soviet forces.
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