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A Book on Apparitions of the Virgin Mary

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Communications During Marian Apparitions - A Summary

Note: For additional details, Church approval status and an analysis of each Apparition, see Chapter 7 and refer to the appropriate section. The numbering of references ("Ref. 1", etc.) refers to the Bibliography.

1. Guadalupe - Mexico 1531 - [Ref. 1]

Complaint: None publicly known.

Request: Build a Sanctuary.

Prophecy: Here (in the Sanctuary) I will hear their (your people) weeping, their sorrow and will remedy and alleviate their suffering, necessities, and misfortunes.

World's Response: Local church authorities responded at once. Faithful have been flocking there for centuries.

2. Miraculous Medal - France 1830/1831 - [Ref. 10]

Complaint: The times are very evil.

Request: Have a medal struck, build an altar on this site. Promote trust to Her as the Immaculate Conception through the distribution of medal.

Prophecy: Great misfortune will come to France. The whole world will be upset... The cross will be insulted; blood will flow in the the streets... In 40 years...

World's Response: The medal was struck promptly and distributed widely by church authorities. Altar built later. There was no immediate worldwide promotion of Marian devotions.

3. La Salette - France 1846 - [Ref. 2]

Complaint: The people and the clergy have turned to the ways of the world.

Request: Return to Her Son and His laws.

Prophecy: Many of the worldwide calamities from that time and up to our current times were predicted.

World's Response: A basilica was built and a statue consecrated but no worldwide promotion of Marian devotions was undertaken.

NOTE: On December 8, 1854, the Roman Catholic Church pronounced the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. This She confirmed in Lourdes in 1858, setting the basis for the devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.

4. Lourdes - France 1858 - [Ref. 1]

Complaint: Indirectly, by the requests made.

Request: Penitence! Pray to God for the conversion of sinners. Have a chapel built here.

Prophecy: Many physical and spiritual healings would result from the miraculous spring that She propitiated at the Apparition site.

World's Response: A huge sanctuary was built and, finally, large scale devotion to Our Lady began to be promoted.

5. Fatima - Portugal 1917/1929 - [Ref. 3A, 3B & 4]

Complaint: Do not offend the Lord our God any more. He is much offended.

Request: Pray the rosary (1) daily. Consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. Stop offending Our Lord. Promote First Saturday of Reparation (2). Build a chapel here.

Prophecy: If Her requests were not heeded (3) a worse war (than WW I) will take place (WW II), Russia will spread its errors in large scale and... if people do not mend their ways there will be a horrible, horrible punishment...

World's Response: A large sanctuary was built, as requested, to promote devotion to Our Lady, but, what She specifically requested (4) was not done exactly as per the instructions and schedule from Heaven.

6. Beauraing - Belgium 1932/1933 - [Ref. 1]

Complaint: None publicly known.

Request: Always be good. Pray, pray very much.

Prophecy: None publicly known.

World's Response: Not much.

7. Banneux - Belgium 1933 - [Ref. 1]

Complaint: None publicly known.

Request: She wanted a small chapel and many prayers.

Prophecy: None publicly known.

World's Response: A chapel was built.

8. Rosa Mystica - Italy 1947;1966/1976 - [Ref. 5 & 5A]

Complaint: Loss of vocations. Religious and clergy living in mortal sin and betraying Jesus like Judas.

Request: Much penitence, prayer and expiation. Hour of Grace to be promulgated by Pope Pius XII. Cultivate Devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.

Prophecy: Our Lord is tired of so many offenses and sins against holy purity. He wants to send another punishment of the same magnitude as the Flood of Noah's time.

World's Response: No church-wide support. No recognition of the Hour of Grace. Mostly ignored by the hierarchy of the Church.

9. Garabandal - Spain 1961/1965 - [Ref. 6]

Complaint: The cup is (on 1961) already filling up; since the message of 1961 has not been heeded, now (1965), the cup is flowing over.

Request: Must make sacrifices & perform much penance. Make this message widely known. Amend your lives.

Prophecy: "You should turn the wrath of God away by your efforts. Ask for forgiveness and He will grant it." [Implied prophecy : "If you do not change your ways and ask for forgiveness you will have to contend with wrath of God."] There will be a Warning and a Miracle. (*)

World's Response: The laity has done much to promote the message without official Church support. Individuals of the Church clergy have not done much to promote the messages.

(*) We are no longer expecting either. Humanity is heading directly into the Chastisement.

10. Akita - Japan 1973 - [Ref. 6A]

Complaint: Many people in this world hurt the Lord. The action of the devil is going to infiltrate even the Church, to the extent that Cardinals will be opposing Cardinals, Bishops will be set against other Bishops.

Request: Say the Rosary [the correct translation is "Pray the Rosary"] every day. With the Rosary pray for the Pope, the Bishops and Priests. Pray continuously for the Pope, Bishops and Priests. I am seeking for souls to console Him.

Prophecy: "If people do not repent and do not improve, the Father will send a terrible punishment on the whole of humanity. This will be a more serious punishment than the Flood, worse than any there has ever been. A fire will fall from heaven and will annihilate a great part of humanity, the good with the evil, sparing neither priests nor the faithful. The survivors will find themselves in such desolation that they will envy the dead."

World's Response: There has been limited promotion of this message. Although it has the approval of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (5) most people are not aware of it.

11. San Nicolás - Argentina 1983/1990 - [Ref. 7]

Complaint: She quoted Ez 2:4-10. (We are hard headed and are not listening to messages of conversion).

Request: Listen to what the Lord expects from you through the Scriptures quoted. Go and preach everywhere. Build a large sanctuary here.

Prophecy: Many souls will be lost. [Our Lady is no longer acting to stop the chastisement because, as reflected in the two prophecies above, it is too late. Now it is a matter of praying for conversion to save souls and to reduce the suffering associated with the chastisement.]

World's Response: The local hierarchy approved the execution of everything asked for by the Virgin Mary.

12. Medjugorje - Yugoslavia/Bosnia 1981/1993 - [Ref. 8 & 9]

Complaint: The world has gone materialistic and is going to total perdition and ruin.

Request: Pray, fast, do penance and return to the Sacraments. Reconcile yourself with God and with one another. Hurry!

Prophecy: Great chastisement will come after a warning and a great miracle (*). "Hurry, hurry to convert, the time people have is short!" - She is exhorting us.

World's Response: The public response has been of supernatural proportions. Millions of faithful have journeyed to the site. There have been millions of conversions. The Roman Catholic Church is not taking an active role in its promotion, yet it is making it easy for its dissemination on the merits of its rich yield of good fruit.

(*) We are no longer expecting either. Humanity is heading directly into the Chastisement.

NOTE: This apparition has all the indications of a "Last Call" and Our Lady has labeled it as such.

Book Index  |  Previous Chapter (Ch. 5)  |  Next Chapter (Ch. 7)

For notes in brackets like "[Ref. 1]": See Bibliography
(1) The Holy Rosary with Scriptural Meditations
(2) First Saturday of Reparation
(3) The Marian Apparitions in Fatima and The Roman Catholic Church Administration
(4) Detailed Chronology of Key Events Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima
(5) Apparitions of Akita. Approval of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Related Documents

Chapter 7 - The Response of The Roman Catholic Church to Certain Marian Apparitions


Rough draft completed during Easter Week in 1993 while in Fátima, Portugal • Overall Revision on May 2018

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