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The Apparition of Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother
Book, Be My Disciples read page 51
This lesson is not in your books. We will however discuss the following
Our Blessed MotherMary, mother of Our Lord has had a very special position with GOD and She is among the most important saints in heaven. By being the mother of Jesus, she is also the most reverred saint by the Catholic Church.
As discussed earlier in Chapter 6, she was born in Jerusalem of father Johachin (Heli) and mother Anna. She conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit while still being virgin, at her age of about 13. Mary lived a holy life throughout her entire life and shared much of Jesus' suffering during His crucifixion. Subsequently, she became an active member, and builder of our Church. After her "death" she was raised to heaven "body and soul" by the act of Assumption. I.e. we say, Mary was assumed to heaven. According to the Bible, Mary was another saint assumed to heaven. The first, was the prophet Elijah. It seems that assumption is reserved for only very special saints because it by-passes the agony of natural death. Our Church believes, that subsequently she was crowned as a Queen of heaven and earth.
After her assumption to heaven however, Mary's
servitude to GOD and to our Church does not end. There have been hundreds
of reported apparitions of Jesus and Mary worldwide, especially during
the last 100 years.
GOD Communicates With UsSince GOD has always been invisible and mysterious to us, He communicates with us a number of ways. The two main channels of communication are: through Scriptures, like jewish scrolls, Bible and Qu'ran, and also directly through Prophets.
People would know that the prophet was genuine because certain signs would accompany his/her prophesy:
Our Lady of FatimaDuring her apparitions she asked for the "reparation for the sins of humanity", and for the "devotion to her Immaculate Heart". Throughout her apparitions three things stood out repeatedly:
Now, does this sound like GOD is happy with us, christians, and that we would all be saved???
As far as the timing of the apparitions of our Lady, and the miracle
of the sun in Fatima, they are not coincidental. The miracle took place
on October 13th, 1917. The Russian "Great October Revolution" culminated
on October 25th, 1917, when Bolshevics stormed governmental
buildings in several Russian cities and the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.
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