Sister Anna Ali, a professed sister of the Pious Union of the Daughters of the Good Shepherd in Kenya was visited by Jesus several times. He gave her messages pleading for the conversion of mankind. She took a picture of the Most Blessed Sacrament exposed in the monstrance and this image appeared. These messages are church approved.
When the Spanish people came to colonize the Americas in the beginning of the sixteenth century they were concerned with sharing the Catholic faith with the Aztecs they found there. The Aztec King, Montezuma might sound familiar to you. That is who Hernan Cortes defeated when they colonized what is now present day Mexico. The Aztec people practiced human sacrifice to their pagan gods and polygamy. Some of the missionaries were successful in bringing Christ to the people though. One of those people was Saint Juan Diego.
When Saint Juan Diego was walking to mass on December 8, 1531 (the feast of the Immaculate Conception) he encountered the Blessed Virgin Mary on a hilltop. She said to him,
“Know and understand well… that I am the ever virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and the earth. I wish that a temple be erected here quickly, so I may therein exhibit and give all my love, compassion, help and protection, because I am your merciful Mother, to you, and to all the inhabitants on this land and all the rest who love me, invoke and confide in me; listen there to their lamentations, and remedy all their miseries, afflictions and sorrows”
The bishop had been talking to the Blessed Virgin about his love for Castilian roses, which were his favorite flower in Spain, but which didn’t grow in Mexico. When Juan Diego arrived, the bishop told him to go back and ask the Blessed Mother for a sign.
Juan Diego went back, but didn’t walk to the hill he met Our Lady on for two more days because his uncle was terminally ill. After two days he went back to the hill where he met our Queen and found her there. He told her the bishop requested a sign and that he was sorry he didn’t come because his uncle was sick. She replied,
“Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything. 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.”
Flowers do not grow in December but miraculously Juan Diego found them. He brought them back to Our Lady, who arranged them nicely in a bouquet and then told him to bring them to the bishop. He held them wrapped up in his tilma which is like a mantle or cloak.
When he got to the bishop he unfurled his tilma to reveal the flowers. At that time, there appeared the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on his tilma. To this day, if you look at our Lady’s eyes with a microscope you can see the reflection of the bishop and his advisors. The flowers were the roses that the bishop told our Queen that he had always admired and missed. The bishop was stunned and two weeks later built a church in our Lady’s honor at the spot where it was requested. When Juan Diego got home and met his uncle who was sick he said a woman clothed in light came to him and healed him and said that he was carrying a picture of her.
The tilma was hung in the Church and when it was erected there was a big party. Some of the Aztecs shot arrows in the air which hit someone in the neck. The people went to get the tilma and wrapped him up in it. The arrow was pulled out and the wound healed that day. The man was saved. In just the next nine years 9,000,000 people from the area converted to Catholic and the human sacrifices stopped.
The tilma was hung in open air for the first 100 years but never deteriorated. Most cactus flesh tilmas like this, which are similar to burlap fall apart in about 10 years. This one is now 450 years old and is still in perfect condition which is a miracle. The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe has always been and is still the largest pilgrimage site in the Western Hemisphere and many providential works came through this unique grace.
Mexico was suffered a persecution which killed 250,000 – 300,000 people between 1910-1935. It was led by the freemasons who tried to destroy the Catholic Church. They burned down Churches, raped and killed nuns and priests and made almost all Catholic activity illegal. In 1921, these freemasons tried to destroy the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe by planting a bomb in a flower vase and laying it under the picture as if they had come to venerate it. The bomb caused major damage including bending this cast iron cross dramatically but the tilma miraculously suffered no damage. The Cross is venerated along with the image to this day to remember God’s protection of his Mother’s image.
Also, on the day that Mexico legalized abortion a fetus began to clearly glow on Our Blessed Mother’s tilma because our Lady is the Most pure and holy Mother of all and She is rightfully opposed to abortion.
To become a saint, a person must attain from God two miracles for people who pray on earth. Archbishop Fulton Sheen has had four attributed to him and the first one has now been investigated and accepted by the Church. A stillborn baby was dead for 61 minutes, during which time the mother prayed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen the entire time. The baby came to life. There are many miracles happening around the world and hundreds of new saints being canonized from the 20th century.
Annilese Michel was a teenager from Germany in the 70s. She loved God and wanted to be a victim soul. A victim soul is someone who gives their life as a sacrifice to God by perfect obedience to his will. Usually, that is by consecration to religious vows, liturgical sacrifice, fasting, prayer and generous service to our neighbors. She was so fervent in her sacrifices that she would sleep on the floor as an offering of atonement. The Mother of God appeared to her and asked her to accept an extraordinary mission. She was asked to be possessed by demons and the souls of the damned so that the world could see. Annilese accepted and offered up her sufferings in reparation for the sins of the young. She suffered heroically though years of possession. At the end though, there were many hours of audiotape of demons speaking to the exorcist priests. She died from the violence of the demons. She wouldn’t eat or drink and she would hurt herself. She suffered so much! She will be declared one of the most greatest saints of all time! When she died she weighed only 68 pounds.
A statue in Ghaziabad, India which is venerated in the convent of religious sisters in the order of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate cried blood. The Carmelites are one of the oldest and most well respected orders in the Catholic Church. In India there are 22,000. Recently canonized Carmelite saints include Saint Titus Bradsford, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Blessed Maria Teresita Quevedo and Saint Therese of Liseux. Carmelite nuns would never do this as a fraud. If you see similarly, the movie which I posted, Science Tests Faith, the statue Katya Rivas gave to her sister also bleeds. In the locutions of Father Gobbi, the Blessed Mother said that bleeding and crying statues are her way of trying to get the people to listen to her warnings to repent. She is a loving Mother shedding many tears over the state of the world right now. Also, this town is near New Delhi, where violent rape is a very serious and terribly common public safety concern. That is a very bad area. In the slums there the people make their houses out of garbage on a plot of land zoned by the public officials. Obviously there is no electricity or running water to the houses, just one water pump everyone shares. I read in the financial times that 600 million people in India live in those conditions. That is why Mother Teresa led the Missionaries of Charity there. There is another famous bleeding statue called Our Lady of Naju in South Korea. You can read about a lot of things like that in the book “The Final Hour” by Michael Brown.
In Conyers, Georgia in the 90s, a woman named Nancy Fowler received visions from Jesus and Mary. She began a ministry preaching their words and drew many, many thousands. Over twenty miraculous cures were attributed to the healing spring that came up on their property. At the end of the apparitions, the Blessed Mother appeared in the sky by opening a door to heaven. My friend DJ was there and she took these pictures of it on an ordinary polaroid camera. She is the daughter of mystical painter Ferdinand Roccanti, who lives there. Ferdinand received interior locutions from Jesus in Medjugorje asking him to give up his millions of dollars and do a special mission. He got sick and became blind but by God’s grace, he was able to paint. It is a miracle that he can paint while blind. All the pictures are religious and if he paints one for you, it usually comes with a message from Jesus. After the Blessed Mother opened the door to heaven, She performed the miracle of the sun. It is recorded here on video. These miraculous phenomena are occurring so we will believe in God and love Him. The Blessed Mother also appeared in Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal, Medjugorje, Kibeho and elsewhere.
He is a really good person. I have his phone number. One of my friends that volunteered with me at the Missionaries of Charity homeless shelter is with him now and another person in my Church ordered a painting from him and got a message from Jesus. He has a video on YouTube and a DVD from Focus Video, which is a really obscure, low budget Catholic film producer. They make a lot of good things though.
“All men have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God. All men are now undeservedly justified by the gift of God, through the redemption wrought in Christ Jesus. Through his blood, God made him the means of expiation for all who believe. He did so to manifest his own justice.”
We are living in the end times and I’m not surprised at prophecies of Christ’s proximate return. I read in the New York Times there are 15 million people on the earth who work full time picking garbage. Many of these people live in the dump. Do a search for garbage pickers. You will see people digging through the trash for their food. They make between $0.50 and $2.50 a day.
Romans 3:5-6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
5 But if our injustice serves to confirm the justice of God, what should we say? That God is unjust to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) 6 By no means! For then how could God judge the world?
The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4 The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me: 6 Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. 7 At one moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, 8 but if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended to bring on it. 9 And at another moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, 10 but if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had intended to do to it. 11 Now, therefore, say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Thus says the Lord: Look, I am a potter shaping evil against you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.
1588 Today I heard the words: In the Old Covenant I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart. I use punishment when they themselves force Me to do so; My hand is reluctant to take hold of the sword of justice. Before the Day of Justice I am sending the Day of Mercy. I replied, “O my Jesus, speak to souls Yourself, because my words are insignificant.”
– Divine Mercy, the Diary of Saint Faustina
God is not destroying the world because He is evil but because He is good and He will save it from evil.
Research conducted by Oxfam this year concluded that 85 people own 46% of the world’s wealth. Economic analyst John Mauldin cited that research in an article in which he also said,
“You need an annual income of $34,000 a year to be in the richest 1% of the world, according to World Bank economist Branko Milanovic’s 2010 book The Haves and the Have-Nots. To be in the top half of the global population, you need to earn just $1,225 a year. For the top 20%, it’s $5,000 per year. You enter the top 10% with $12,000 a year. To be included in the top 0.1% requires an annual income of $70,000.”
I recommend the book, “Factory Girls” by Leslie Chang, which is about Chinese sweatshop labor. The Chinese have suffered so much since Mao Zedong tried to be communist and ruined the whole country resulting in 70 million deaths. To this day the Chinese are suffering such oppression, such physical and spiritual poverty. Human rights, environmental rights, labor rights are all trampled under the foot of corruption and to make it worse, the only consolation of the poor, Jesus Christ is banned Eucharistically from the country! I know of a Divine Word missionary who is under cover as an English teacher doing his ministry as a Catholic priest. Not only Christians suffer political imprisonment but even New Age Buddhists, Falun Gong. So much in the past 100 years in China has been the fruit of Satan’s reign and his terrible hatred for man. I read in the Financial Times that in 2001 Chinese factory workers made $0.35 an hour. Today they make an average of $2.25. The hours they work are grueling. 60 hours a week is considered progressive. 80 hour weeks are common and the tasks are often so repetitive. 230 million people are migrant workers and many live in the factories. Pope Benedict spoke about this in his encyclical Charity in Truth, “uncertainty over working conditions caused by mobility and deregulation, when it becomes endemic, tends to create new forms of psychological instability… (there is) difficulty in forging coherent life-plans, including that of marriage.” Very few people love each other, or are capable of monogamy. It seems like everybody struggles with depression and despair and their only hopes are worldly material ones which few will attain.
There is such terrible inequality. The GINI coefficient in China is 0.47. Poor girls work in brothels which are like hotel/restaurants. Business men come into a lounge and are served nice food and drinks. Then they order women to come to them in a line wearing nightclothes wearing numbers. They call the woman by her number or send the women away for another row. The women party with the men and they can decide to have sex in the hotel, for how much if they want. These women make ten times more than sweatshop women but it is still not much. During one interview, a woman began to cry when she said she has sex with three different men a week, although at first she tried to act as if she had a positive attitude about the job. Other hopeless people have a lot of sad stories in this book. At the Apple computer sweatshop they had to install suicide nets because people kept jumping off the roof. Think about whether or not you really should be occupying your mind and spending your money on those products. In the same year, 2012, Apple profit per employee was $460,722. In another story, a woman gets pregnant but doesn’t know what to do so she goes to the bathroom to deliver the baby, from her job on the assembly line of an adidas sneaker factory. In the bathroom she drowns her baby in the toilet, puts the corpse in the garbage and returns to work.
This is what the Bible talks about in Ezekiel when the Lord says you have hearts of stone but I want to give you natural hearts. (Ezek 36:26) We should be giving our money to charities who support people in third world countries, the first and most efficient, loving and earnest being Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity but in our society most people don’t care about poor people at all. People think more about how much they want to buy all the things that are being advertised to them that are made by these people rather than that they want to help them. Remember the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Also remember what Jesus said in Matthew 25:31-46, what you did or didn’t do for the least of my neighbor you did or didn’t do for me. In Bangladesh, garment workers make $38 a month. I have a pair of shorts made in Bangladesh from Banana Republic that cost $39. I made that in 3 hours with a part time job in college. In Bangladesh, 144 out of every 1000 children die before the age of 5. That’s from the WHO organization’s annual report last year. A lot of the blame for this is Satan and the Red Dragon, atheistic communism, which did this to China. As our Lady said in Fatima of Russian communism led by Lenin and Stalin who directly killed over 20 million of their own people in their attempt at communism, Russia “spread her errors.” Internationally, the evil elites purposefully impoverish third world countries for the purpose of exploitation. The World Bank is their greatest tool for this. The World Bank is as evil as the third reich.
As much as the causes of these problems are above our heads though, being first of a spiritual and then of a political nature, we must not forget that Christian ethics need to be applied to our personal choices as well as decisions in public policy. Knowing how much people in third world countries suffer, we must not be vain or superficial, wasting our money, time and the energy of our minds and souls chasing the demonic allurements these inequalities produce: esteem, luxury, domination, prestige and comfort because these come from the vices pride, avarice, envy and gluttony which are opposed to faith, charity, justice and temperance. Instead we must renew in ourselves a simplicity of Spirit (Mat 5:3, 1 Pet 3:3-4) and place our value in the greater treasures. Not plastic, wood or metal stuff with a “Made in China” (By the Red Dragon) stamp but in virtues and gaining merits for the benefit of souls and the consolation of the beloved two Hearts. Let’s reaffirm our commitment to gospel poverty, in the Spirit of Saint Francis, as our Pope wants and spurning the ill begotten wealth of the world pursue the first theological virtue, charity.
The angels are taking the souls of the Iraqi martyrs to heaven now and for them now there is no pain. They are entering heaven as saints.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 24-26
“The body is one and has many members, but all the members, many though they are, are one body; and so it is with Christ. It was in one Spirit that all of us, whether Jew or Greek, slave or free, were baptized into one body. All of us have been given to drink of the one Spirit. God so constructed the body, that there may be no dissension in the body, but that all the members may be concerned for one another. If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members share its joy.”
Revelation 20:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.