The Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. The image of Christ was not imprinted by ink but by His blood and high levels of radiation which came from His resurrection. On this shroud we can see wounds from a crown of thorns, scourging, crucifixion and Christ’s pierced side (John 19:34).
The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in caves near the Dead Sea 1947. The Jordan River leads into the Dead Sea which is about 20 miles east from Jerusalem. That is where John the Baptist used to baptize. According to Blessed Anne Catherine Emerich, a religious who saw visions of the lives of Jesus and Mary and compiled them into popular books, a religious order called the Essenes lived in and around Jerusalem before Christ. This was confirmed by the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls which were their holy texts. Many books of the Bible were well preserved in the cool, damp caves. The scroll pictured is the entire book of Isaiah, dated 120 BC. These texts prove that the Bible we have today was really written before Christ and that it has been handed down faithfully. There are dozens of uncanny prophecies about the coming of Christ. It was written that He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:1) of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), be rejected (Psalm 118:22), die for our sins (Isaiah 53), cast lots for His clothing and pierce His hands and feet (Psalm 22) and spread His light to the world (Isaiah 2:1-4). There are many other prophecies of Jesus in the Old Testament as well including some that will be fulfilled at His second coming.
The Blessed Mother gave three messages to Sister Sasagawa of the Handmaidens of the Holy Eucharist, a Japanese nun, in 1973. She warned that God the Father is offended by the sins of the world and is preparing a great chastisement. She said it would be the greatest one ever, even worse than the deluge. A great portion of humanity would be killed by fire from heaven. That is consistent with John Leary’s message of 2/3 of humanity dying by the comet of chastisement. She said the demon would press many priests to leave the Lord’s service. Since Vatican II, over 100,000 priests have quit. Over almost a decade, Her statue cried 101 times. She said She was crying because of the thought of so many souls being lost… She asked the sisters to pray and make reparation for sinners. The crying statue was video taped, investigated and approved by the Church.
In this message the Blessed Mother says that if sins increase in gravity and number that there will no longer be pardon for them. She is speaking of pardon from temporal punishment. That is, the punishment of the chastisement to hit the earth. God’s merciful love is infinite and His Sacred Heart is burning with the desire to grant to souls forgiveness and receive prodgigal sons. The feast He throws are the great graces of joy and peace that come from the sacraments of confession and communion.
In Garabandal, Spain in 1961 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to four girls. She told them that humanity was offending God and that a great chastisement would come to the world. First though, She said there would be a warning called the illumination of conscience. The Blessed Mother explained the warning to Father Stefano Gobbi saying,
“What will come to pass is something so very great that it will exceed anything that has taken place since the beginning of the world. It will be like a judgement in miniature, and each one will see his own life and all he has done in the very light of God.” (Locution 478)
The Blessed Mother said to Father Gobbi that the warning is the fulfillment of Revelation 14:9, the third of the thee announcements of the archangels. During the apparitions the children levitated and eyewitnesses testify on video that they put their hands under their feet. A doctor examined them in ecstasy by slapping their legs with sticks but they made no response. The children followed the Blessed Mother through the mountains without looking at their feet, even walking up rocky paths backwards. Conchita Gonzalez received communion from Saint Michael the Archangel on video. If you examine the video frame by frame you can see the Eucharistic host appear on her tongue seemingly out of thin air.
Conchita got spiritual direction from Saint Pio who believed in the authenticity of the apparitions. Now she lives in Queens and leads a weekly prayer group. The Blessed Mother gave a message to Father Stefano Gobbi in Garbandal June 14, 1979 on the Feast of Corpus Christi.
Focus video made a full length documentary about the events.