A Book on Apparitions of the Virgin Mary

by The M+G+R Foundation

CHAPTER 7

The Response of the Roman Catholic Church to Certain Marian Apparitions

Its Consequences



In this document the reader will find a brief analysis of certain Apparitions, including details such us the complaints and requests from Heaven, as well as the consequences to the world as the result of lack of appropriate response by the Controlling Church Hierarchy.

Please Note: The numbering of references ("Ref. 1", etc.) refers to the Bibliography.


1. Guadalupe, Miraculous Medal, Lourdes, Beauraing and Banneux - [Ref. 1 & 10]

In the case of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Apparitions, we may surmise that She was intervening to achieve the massive conversion and consolation that was not being accomplished by those who were charged with Evangelizing the Americas. Aware of the emotional and cultural background of the natives and their childlike trust in the supernatural, God knew that an apparition of His Mother would be believed immediately and, without a set of instructions, massive conversions would take place. It happened!

In the Apparition called of the Miraculous Medal, the Blessed Virgin introduced the concept that we could appeal to Her through the virtue of Her Immaculate Conception. Around the border of the medal, that She requested be struck, reads: "Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX, obedient to Divine inspiration, proclaimed the Dogma of Her Immaculate Conception.

At Lourdes, on March 25, 1858, our Lady announced to Bernadette that She was "The Immaculate Conception" . This was the confirmation from Heaven of the earlier message of the Miraculous Medal ("...conceived without sin...").

Thus through the apparitions of the Miraculous Medal, the proclamation of the Dogma of Her Immaculate Conception and Her confirmation of it in 1858 through Her Lourdes podium, Heaven set the stage for the promotion of the devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.

In subsequent Apparitions of Our Lord and of Our Lady, Her Immaculate Heart has been compared to Noah's Ark. That is, the only safe refuge during the great tribulations and chastisements that would follow from the mid 19th Century to the end of These Times, was to be Her Immaculate Heart.

In Beauraing and Banneux there was nothing She could add to what was said in Fátima. The Controlling Church Hierarchy was not doing what She had asked and the world was about to plunge into WW II. This writer surmises that She was hoping that by Her mere public reappearance the faithful would remember the events at Fátima and, at last, take the action requested.


2. La Salette - [Ref. 2]

The prophecies of La Salette are extensive and detailed and very important to our times.

With the illumination from the Holy Spirit one may discern that in La Salette She spoke of events up to, and including, the end of These Times. More than half of the prophecies deal with apocalyptic events that are already at our doors. As expected, they agree very well with the urgent messages from Heaven being delivered since the early sixties as well as with the Holy Scriptures.

For the purposes of this work, this writer has selected some of the very key prophecies and warnings that clearly corroborate their prophetic value.

Prophecies and Warnings

"The priests, ministers of my son, ..., by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, ... have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads".

"The chiefs, the leaders of the people of God have neglected prayer and penance, and the devil has bedimmed their intelligence."

"May he (Pope Pius IX) be on his guard against Napoleon; he is two-faced, and when he wishes to make himself Pope as well as Emperor, soon God will draw back from him."

"In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell; they will put an end to faith little by little, even in those dedicated to God. They will blind them in such way, that, unless they are blessed with a special grace, these people will take on the spirit of these angels from hell; several religious institutions will lose all faith and will lose many souls."

"Evil books will be abundant on earth, and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal slackening in all that concerns the service of God. They will have great power over Nature; there will be churches built to serve these evil spirits..."

"All the civil governments will have one and the same plan, which will be to abolish and do away with every religious principle, to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and vice of all kinds".

"France, Italy, Spain and England will be at war... Frenchman will fight Frenchman, Italian will fight Italian. A general war will follow which will be appalling."

Please note: When the secret of La Salette is read in its entirety few factors must be considered:

1. Melanie did not take shorthand nor could record it. She wrote it down from memory.
2. Some of the events were so far in advance, as much as 130 years, that she was writing about events that she could not even comprehend. (Imagine, if she had been told about communication satellites; how would she had written down the information logically?)
3. Some of the events are out of chronology. Were Melanie's thoughts a little confused as to the order Our Lady revealed the secrets, or were they to be like the book of Revelations, which, unless the sequence is decoded by the Holy Spirit, it does not make chronological sense?
4. The time span in between events, especially in the end of These Times portion of the secret, may have been changed. We must remember that Our Lady has asked us, for decades, to pray much to shorten the period of the tribulations. This shortening of the period of tribulations was also predicted by Our Lord in the Gospels.


Consequences

With a quick look at the events in Europe from the second half of that century (19th) plus the events in Europe and the Americas in the first half of the 20th century, it is easy to see how accurate She predicted all the horrors that were going to befall the world.

From the decaying clergy that resulted in brutal church persecution in many European countries, to the birth of Marxism (the seed of the scourge of humanity, atheistic materialism), to World War II, to the subtle ways governments have separated God and the state, which has yielded atheistic societies that still call themselves Christians, to the onslaught of pornography in every aspect of social communications which is now called 'adult entertainment', to the atrocities of the French Communes of the 19th century, to Arian supremacy with its father, Hitler, all have been fulfilled.

Summary

This writer does not believe that there is another Apparition of Our Lady that has prophesied so much and that already has occurred.

What is simply overwhelming is that She talks about these Ends Times, NOW, with great detail, and in perfect harmony with Scriptural forecasts of the events of the End Times, which in turn are in harmony with the apocalyptic revelations through Fátima, Garabandal, San Nicolas and Medjugorje.

This writer strongly encourages all to study and meditate on what was relayed to us so many years ago. This may be critical for the understanding of today's world. One may even see in Her prophecy "...the Apostles of the Last Days... who have lived in scorn... in chastity and in union with God... to... come out and fill the world with light", the many fine priests, religious and members of the laity who today are serenely faithful to the Gospel and the Faith they profess regardless of the mockery by the Christian right and left and deviations of the Controlling Roman Catholic Hierarchy.


3. Fátima - [Ref. 3A, 3B & 4]

Complaints, Requests and Prophecies

Note explaining the comments in brackets "[ ]"

This writer, while comparing the officially published English version and the original Portuguese version and the handwritten text of Sister Lucia, found some discrepancies in translation and punctuation that can change the meaning dramatically. The words or punctuation in "[]" are believed by this author to be the correct ones. Following are the replaced words, phrases and punctuation. (a) "there will be peace" (b) "about" (c) "famine" (d) "there will be peace" (e) "causing" (f) "."(g) "In"

We must also remember that S. Lucia wrote what the Virgin Mary said. Therefore, it must be read and intellectually processed as if being heard. Scans of the sections in question in Sister Lucia's own handwriting may be accessed. (1)


"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved [you will have peace (a)]. The war (referring to WW I) is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out (referring to WW II) during the Pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illuminated by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is [going (b)] to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, [hunger (c)], and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father."

"To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and [you will have peace (d)]; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, [promoting (e)] wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated[; (f)] [in (g)] the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will be preserved, etc." (here commences the undisclosed portion of the original secret)

The above should be assimilated in conjunction with what Our Lady said to Sister Lucia in June 13, 1929...

"The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the Bishops of the world, to make the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. There are so many souls whom the Justice of God condemns for sins committed against me, that I have come to ask reparation: sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray." Later, in an intimate communication, Our Lord complained to Sister Lucia, saying:

"They did not wish to heed my request. Like the King of France, they will repent and do it, but it will be too late. Russia will have already spread her errors throughout the world, provoking wars, and persecutions of the Church; the Holy Father will have much to suffer."

Our Response and the Fulfillment of Prophecies

Nothing was done and on January 24, 1938, Sister Lucia, the only then living Fátima visionary, and the world, saw the sky of Northern Europe crimson red from 9 P.M. to 2 A.M.. Lucia knew that that was the sign from God that it was too late. Hitler started his invasions that summer and the war was officially declared on September 1, 1939. It was after this, on September 13, 1939, that the Bishop of Leiria started promoting the request of the acts of reparation on the First Saturdays.

In the same "spirit of delayed urgency", Russia, by name or implied, was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1942, 1952, 1964, 1982 and 1984. The last four ones were done after Russia had completely overrun the world with "its errors".

As Sister Lucia stated in a rare interview granted to El Sol de Fátima [Ref. 4] when asked about correctness of the 1982 Consecration, she answered: "Yes. But late." This, of course is in perfect agreement with the, above quoted, intimate communication Our Lord had with Sister Lucia after June 13, 1929

Our Lord seems to have granted the temporary collapse of the Soviet Union as a show of His immense power. However, Russia did spread her errors from 1929 until now. Those errors have brought the world to the verge of a major world conflagration which may soon commence.

The very architect of the apparent collapse of the Soviet Union and Communism, Mikhail Gorbachev, declared in an interview published in Portugal on December 30, 1992, [Ref. 12] that: "U.S.S.R. STILL EXISTS!" We all are familiar with the folklore maxim: Where there is smoke, there is a fire. It is then plausible that Communism, better called "atheistic materialism", still exists and is awaiting the right opportunity for its comeback.


4. Rosa Mystica - [Ref. 5 & 5A]

Complaints

"...the religious who, for a long time now, have become indifferent thus betraying their vocation, and, as a result of their offenses, have brought about the punishments and persecutions which are raging against the Church at the present time (1947) - will stop to offend Our Lord". [p.8 of Ref. 5]

Requests

"I am the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all of you. Our Lord send me to bring a new Marian Devotion to all religious orders and institutes, male and female, and to the priests of this world. I promise to protect those religious orders and institutes who will venerate me in this special way, increase their vocations, and achieve a greater striving for saintliness among the servants of God". [p.8 of Ref. 5]

"I have placed myself as the mediatrix between my Divine Son and mankind, especially for the souls consecrated to God. Tired of the continued offenses, He already wanted to dispense His Justice." [p.9 of Ref. 5]

Action and Consequences

Individuals of the Church Hierarchy and clergy have done very little to promote the messages, thus, no real change.

Consequences: The entire body of the Church is in total disarray. Many Shepherds have been struck thus the flock has scattered and submerged in errors leading to the eventual open schism within the Church.


5. Garabandal - [Ref. 6]

Complaints and Requests

These are summed up in two critical messages...

October 18, 1961 - Conchita, the principal visionary, relates to us that Our Lady said that we must make many sacrifices, perform much penance, and visit Jesus present in the Eucharist frequently. But first, we must lead good lives. If we do not, a chastisement will befall us. The cup is already filling up, and if we do not change, a very great chastisement will come upon us.

On June 18, 1965 Our Lady sends St. Michael with the following message:

"As my message of October 18 has not been complied with and has not been made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one. Before, the cup was filling up. Now it is flowing over. Many Cardinals, many Bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. If you ask His forgiveness with sincere hearts, He will pardon you. I, your Mother, through the intercession (*) of Saint Michael the Archangel, ask you to amend your lives. You are now receiving the last warnings. I love you very much and do not want your condemnation. Pray to us with sincerity and we will grant your requests. You should make more sacrifices. Think about the passion of Jesus. "

(*) The visionary wrote down "intercesión" (which translates to "intercession") due to her not recognizing or knowing the word "intervención" (which translates to "intervention").


6. Akita - [Ref. 6A]

For a comprehensive list of the Heavenly Complaints, Requests and Warnings please the see the source document (2). Following, there are some key excerpts.

August 3, 1973

"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 sinners and ingrates."

"In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind.  With My Son 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."

October 13, 1973

"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 have 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 only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope (1), the bishops and the priests."

"The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other 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 soul is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them."

"With courage, speak to your superior. He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to accomplish works of reparation."


7. San Nicolas - [Ref. 7]

The Complaint and Request may be summed up by three of the messages:

October 13, 1983

Our Lady referred us to Ezekiel 2:4-10 in which, in harsh language, Our Lord vehemently complains about His rebellious people: "Hard headed children with an obstinate heart". [p.5 of Ref. 8]

March 27, 1986

Our Lord Jesus stated that: "If this generation does not listen to My Mother, it will perish. I ask everyone to listen to Her. Man's conversion is necessary. It is better to look up and to know what He Who is there says, rather than to move adrift. Think about it." [p.43 of Ref. 8]

December 30, 1989

Our Lord Jesus stated that: "In the past, the world was saved by the Ark of Noah. Today My Mother is the Ark. It is through Her, that souls will be saved, because She will lead them to Me. He who rejects My Mother, rejects Me. Many are those who allow the grace of God to pass these days." [p.45 of Ref. 8]


8. Medjugorje - [Ref. 8 & 9]

Father Tomislav Vlasic of the St. James Parish submitted a letter to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II on December, 1983. This was done at the urging of one of the visionaries, Marija Pavlovic: "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." The letter, as published in Reference 8 (pp. 142-144), is accessible (3).

It could be surmised that the "rushed consecration" of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (with veiled reference to Russia) done by Pope John Paul II, on March 25, 1984, was as a direct result of this urgent message through Medjugorje.

At this point we wish to remind our readers about our position about Medjugorje:

It was from God at the beginning but when it was turned into just another business to be exploited using the Holy Names of Jesus  and Mary it was no more.  That is why we say that we agree with the local Bishops at the beginning - when it was accepted as being from God - and also afterwards - when it was denied as a farce.

What was one of the first teachings that Mary imparted at the very beginning? On July 21, 1982, She is reported to have said (and repeated frequently):

"Through fasting and prayer, one can stop wars, one can suspend the laws of nature." (4)

It was in 1987 - six years after the first Marian manifestation - when the winds of war started to blow in the Federal Republic Of Yugoslavia (5) - where Medjugorje was located. Essentially the Milosevic era started and the rest is history... a bloody war history still being worked out in the World Tribunal at The Hague.

Then we must ponder upon the following: Either Mary lied or the millions upon millions that visited Medjugorje prior to the Milosevic era were no more than religious tourists who took home with them little more than their dirty laundry and a few souvenirs.

Of course Mary did not lie! What She said is true and we know it (not believe it, but know it from much personal experience). Obviously, as we have seen far too many times, once back at home most of the new "converts" were only converted... to Religious Tourism! Prayer, fasting (if they even tried it!) and sacrifice came to almost a standstill.


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NOTES                             

For notes in brackets like "[Ref. 1]": See Bibliography

(1) Scans of original documents pertinent to the Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima [1917] as reported by Church Authorities and others.
(2) Our Lady of Akita, Japan. Messages and Details.
(3) Father Tomislav Vlasic's Letter to Pope John Paul II
(4) "Words From Heaven", 1991, ISBN: 1-878909-01-9, page 101
(5) The break up of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia




Related Documents

Bibliography

Appendix 2 - Marian Apparitions and The Roman Catholic Church

Mysteries Of God That Allow Us To Better Understand Heavenly Messages



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