Suddenly King Melchior saw a strange white and gold flower that looked like the star that had led them to Bethlehem. As he bent to pick it, the door of a stable opened and he saw the Holy Family. Things, persons and events are prophets pointing the way to God; they are priests and people praising God.
If only I could share your wisdom, as did the Wise Men who knelt down before the child in your arms. In Sicily, it is told that the juniper bush saved the life of Mary and the infant Jesus during their flight into Egypt. As the soldiers pursued them, the Holy Family hastened through fields of peas and flax and thickets of various shrubs. The inside of the large bush became a soft bed, sheltering the fleeing family, while needles on the outside branches grew prickly as spears.
In the Middle Ages it was used in gardens with other scented herbs. Our garden of life includes blessing and despair. We marvel that the two can go hand in hand. Just as we note the splendor of our gardens, we also note the toil and sweat it takes over the years to establish a good garden. Egypt worked hard to make a land where junipers can thrive. Mary, you, Joseph and the child would live there for a while. Sometimes I wonder how you mastered life in the desert. Teach me. The gently drooping flowers resemble ear-drops or pendant earrings.
Lovers, even little ones like this child, deck the beloved with lovely things, tuck flowers in her hair, make wreaths to bring her joy. Mary, nourish my love for you and Jesus. It was said that when Mary wept at the foot of the Cross, her tears fell to the ground and turned into the tiny fragrant blossoms of this early spring plant.
The lily of the valley was a symbol of the Virgin Mary because of its pure white flowers, sweet smell and humble appearance. The sacred text does not speak of your tears, Mary, as our legend does. It tells us instead that you stood by the cross and you were not alone. Other women and John were also there.
We wonder at the sorrow, the bitterness, the pain of this little community standing by. Fragrant tiny white lily-bells, a thousand quiet tears bowing before the still-cold winter winds, teach me of springtime and the Resurrection just beyond the stone-cold tomb. Mary asked that her sons and brothers, the apostles, be gathered near her, so that she could see them before she died and so they could bury her. The angel told her the apostles would be with her that day, and they were immediately plucked up by clouds wherever they were preaching and transported to her house.
Then Jesus came for her and her soul went forth out of her body and flew upward in the arms of her Son. As Mary rose, she was surrounded with red roses and white lilies. Three days later, her body came forth from the tomb and was assumed into heaven, accompanied by a chorus of angels. Thomas, however, was not present and when he arrived refused to believe that this had happened. He asked that her tomb be opened and when it was opened it contained only lilies and roses.
Roses and lilies have been symbols of Mary since earliest times. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son.
Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres other priests ; churches and altars will be sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.
The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them. He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to accomplish works of reparation. Today is the last time that I will speak to you in living voice. From now on you will obey the one sent to you and your superior. I alone am able still to save you from the calamites which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved. Bishop John Ito, on April 22, , after eight years of investigating the Akita apparitions and after consulting with the Holy See including Cardinal Ratzinger , approved the messages of Our Lady of Akita.
He authorized, throughout his entire diocese, the veneration of our Holy Mother of Akita. A dossier was turned over to Cardinal Ratzinger at the Vatican who, after studying it for himself, reaffirmed that the events were credible and reliable and worthy of belief by all Catholics. Only months after Bishop Ito approved the Akita apparitions, Cardinal Ratzinger was interviewed on November 11, by Jesus magazine, a publication of the Pauline Sisters. Within this interview titled "Here is Why the Faith is in Crisis" , published to millions in Italy, Cardinal Ratzinger acknowledged that he had read the Third Secret and that it speaks of "The dangers threatening the faith and the life of the Christian, and therefore the world, and also the importance of the last times.
But in a subsequent publication of the same Ratzinger interview in the book The Ratzinger Report , this reference "But the things contained in this Third Secret correspond to what is announced in Scripture and are confirmed by many other Marian apparitions Apparently, Cardinal Ratzinger had said too much. How are the Fatima and the Akita apparitions similar?
Remember that Cardinal Ratzinger had received a dossier of information on the Akita apparitions prior to his interview with Jesus magazine, so this information was fresh in his mind. We believe the following line from the Akita apparitions is the key: "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops.
Read more At this point, if we can prove that "bishop against bishop and cardinal against cardinal" is part of the REAL Third Secret, we have yet another piece of evidence to affirm that the June 26, Vatican document contained a forgery. Email this page to a friend.
Pope Benedict XVI's email address: benedictxvi vatican. It is a simple explanation. It could not be fully revealed because of the drastic nature of My message. How I warned and warned that satan would enter into the highest realms of the hierarchy in Rome. The awesome Bayside Prophecies Can you deny what is happening now in your world?
Remove the blindness from your eyes and look! Yes, satan has gone into the highest positions in My House, but he will not triumph. In the final count the victory will be with Us, for he will only proceed as My Father deems. Know that many have given themselves to satan. Your prayers and your acts of sacrifice and those who hear My voice, pray much for the Red Hats that have gone onto the wide road. Your country, My children, the United States, has fallen to satan.
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