Why Our Motto Is
God we trust and everyone else must prove himself first
The purpose of this document is to share certain dramatic events which
occurred im Hiroshima that may help some see the importance of sincere
prayer in order that Psalm 91
becomes a reality in one's life.
We requested one of our frequent visitors to research the mostly
ignored manifestation of the
Divine protection for certain individuals in Hiroshima when the atomic
there by the allied forces. We do not need any proof to live what our
motto above proclaims but others, who "do not know the face of miguel
de Portugal", may need "a face" to believe it.
Following is the response of our frequent visitor who did the search.
anyone survive the atomic blasts
at Hiroshima and Nagasaki unscathed? The short answer is yes. At
least four German Jesuits sent as
missionaries to the Japanese survived the Hiroshima blast even though
they were only 1 kilometer from Ground Zero. Not only did they
only minor injuries, but they did not have radiation sickness, nor any
other effects of radiation exposure.
spokesperson for this group, Father Schiffer, apparently has been
examined by over 200 doctors without good medical explanation. He
spoken of this event on behalf of the original Blue Army, and elsewhere.
a community called Marytown or The City of The Immaculata, located in
Nagasaki was also unscathed by the atomic blast and it, along with all
the Franciscan Friars inside, survived. This community was
founded by Saint Maximillian Kolbe.
the only extended document supporting the above facts is listed below.
The story of the Jesuits
is compelling. Whether or not it was because they lived the
Fatima is open to speculation. As you would say, may the Holy
guide the reader in his evaluation.
the request of Drs. Rinehart and Hubbell we have reprinted below the
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Miracle - Safe in the Midst of Nuclear Blast !!
by Dr. Stephen A.
Rinehart and Dr. Richard F.
distribute freely - but only in its
entirety only - Thanks!!
can and does miraculously protect those consecrated to Him -
through the Rosary - even in the midst of a powerful nuclear
detonation. Every effort at meticulous and verifiable accuracy - with
as many direct sources as possible being quoted and URL's being
provided - in the preparation of this article - which originally came
about as a series of emails between the two authors.
Rosary Miracle at Hiroshima
- August 6th,
There was a home eight blocks (about
1 kilometer) from where the A-Bomb went off in Hiroshima Japan. This
home had a church attached to it which was completely destroyed, but
the home survived, and so did the eight German Jesuit missionaries who
prayed the rosary in that house faithfully every day. These men
were missionaries to the Japanese people, they were non-military, but
because Germany and Japan were allies during WWII they were permitted
to live and minister within Japan during the war. Not only did
they all survive with (at most) relatively minor injuries, but they all
lived well past that awful day with no radiation sickness, no loss of
hearing, or any other visible long term defects or maladies.
Naturally, they were interviewed numerous times (Fr. Schiffer, a
survivor, said over 200 times) by scientists and health care people
about their remarkable experience and they say "we believe that we
survived because we were living the message of Fatima.
We lived and prayed the
rosary daily in that home." Of course the secular scientists are
speechless and incredulous at this explanation - and they are sure
there is some "real" explanation - but at the same time over 55 years
later the scientists are still absolutely bamboozled when it comes to
finding a plausible scenario to explain the missionary's unique escape
from the hellish power of that bomb.
by Fr. Paul Ruge,
At 2:45 a.m. on August 6,
1945, a B-29 bomber took off from the island of Tinian to drop the
first atomic bomb on Japan. At 8:15 a.m. the bomb exploded
eight city blocks from the Jesuit Church of Our Lady's Assumption in
Hiroshima. Half a million people were annihilated. However,
the church and four Jesuit fathers stationed there survived: Fathers
Hugo Lassalle, Kleinsorge, Cieslik and Schiffer. (RH note - all
other accounts state clearly that there were eight Jesuits stationed in
this home not four - and it is well known that all eight survived - the
author of this present article apparently only had the names of four of
them, for instance Fr. Arrupe is left out of the list - and at
this writing, I have not been able to find the names of the other three
Jesuits. end of note.) According to the experts they "ought to be
dead," being within a one-mile radius of the explosion. Nine days
later on August 15, Feast of Our Lady's Assumption, U.S. forces
were ordered to cease fire.
This is the incredible
story of the late Fr. Hubert Schiffer, as retold by Fr.
Paul Ruge. 
I met Fr. Schiffer
in the late 70s at the Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan, as he was
going to give a talk for the Blue Army Novena/Triduum. As I
chauffeured him around he told me stories of his life, especially of
the atomic explosion at Hiroshima. On the morning of August 6,
1945, he had just finished Mass, went into the rectory and sat down at
the breakfast table, and had just sliced a grapefruit, and had just put
his spoon into the grapefruit when there was a bright flash of
light. His first thought was that it was an explosion in the
harbor (this was a major port where the Japanese refueled their
Then, in the words of
Fr. Schiffer: "Suddenly, a terrific explosion filled the air with
one bursting thunderstroke. An invisible force lifted me from the
chair, hurled me through the air, shook me, battered me, whirled me
'round and 'round like a leaf in a gust of autumn wind." The next
thing he remembered, he opened his eyes and he was laying on the
ground. He looked around and there was NOTHING in any direction:
the railroad station and buildings in all directions were leveled to
The only physical harm to
himself was that he could feel a few pieces of glass in the back of his
neck. As far as he could tell, there was nothing else physically
wrong with himself. Many thousands were killed or maimed by the
explosion. After the conquest of the Americans, their army
doctors and scientists explained to him that his body would begin to
deteriorate because of the radiation. Many of the Japanese people
had blisters and sores from the radiation. To the doctors
amazement, Fr. Schiffer's body contained no radiation or
ill-effects from the bomb. Fr. Schiffer attributes this to
devotion to the Blessed Mother, and his daily Fatima Rosary. He
feels that he received a protective shield from the Blessed Mother
which protected him from all radiation and ill-effects. (This
coincides with the bombing of Nagasaki where St. Maximilian Kolbe had
established a Franciscan Friary which was also unharmed because of
special protection from the Blessed Mother, as the Brothers too prayed
the daily Rosary and also had no effects from the bomb.)
The above will undoubtedly rekindle the Faith in
many while it will not impact those who do not Have eyes to See and
Ears to Hear. (2)
(1) Psalm 91
who have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear
Published on February 13, 2006
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