A Book on Apparitions
of the Virgin Mary
by The M+G+R
The Crisis of Faith
Since the mid sixties there has been a continual and clear reference in
all Marian Apparitions to the apocalyptic nature of the times we are
living in. This, in truth, is the aspect of the Marian Messages which
disconcerts and even scandalizes many. But why should this surprise us?
Are there not many signs which perhaps indicate that we are indeed
living in such times?
This writer submits for all to reflect on a very significant statement
which His Holiness, Pope Paul VI made in 1977, one year before his
death, and which are recorded in the book, "The Secret Paul VI", by
Jean Guitton, pages 152 and 153 and Reference (7), p. ix.
is a great uneasiness, at this time, in the world and in the Church,
and that which is in question is the faith. It so happens now that I
repeat to myself the obscure phrase of Jesus in the Gospel of St. Luke:
'When the Son of Man returns, will He still find faith on the earth?'
It so happens that there are books coming out in which the faith is in
retreat on some important points, that the episcopates are remaining
silent and these books are not looked upon as strange. This, to me, is
strange. I sometimes read the Gospel passage of the end times and I
attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging."
"Are we close to the end? This we
will never know. We must always hold ourselves in readiness, but
everything could last a very long time yet."
"What strikes me, when I think of the
Catholic world, is that within Catholicism, there seems sometimes to
predominate a non-Catholic way of thinking, and it can happen that this
non-Catholic thought within Catholicism, will tomorrow become the
stronger. But it will never represent the thought of the Church. It is
necessary that a small flock subsist, no matter how small it might be".
Pope Paul VI - 1977
So, why should we be scandalized if Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate,
is intervening today, in a very strong way, to help Her children back