Marian Messages - Response - Consequences
Our Lady of Guadalupe Apparitions
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!
Apparition of the Miraculous Medal
In the Apparition 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.
Our Lady of Lourdes Apparitions
At Lourdes, on March 25, 1858, our Lady announced to Bernardette that She was "The Immaculate Conception" . This was the confirmation from Heaven of the Dogma proclaimed by Pope Pius IX four years before.
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.
Apparitions at Beauraing and Banneux
In the Beauraing and Banneux Apparitions there was nothing She could add to what was said in Fátima. The Church 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 people would remember the events at Fátima and, at last, take the action requested.
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