A Book on Apparitions of the Virgin Mary
The Response of the Roman Catholic
Church to Certain Marian Apparitions
In this document the reader will find a brief analysis of certain
Apparitions, including details such us the complaints and requests from
Heaven, as well as the consequences to the world as the result of lack
of appropriate response by the Controlling Church Hierarchy.
Please Note: The
numbering of references ("Ref. 1", etc.) refers to the Bibliography
1. Guadalupe, Miraculous Medal,
Lourdes, Beauraing and Banneux - [Ref. 1 & 10]
In the case of the Our Lady of Guadalupe
Apparitions, we may surmise that She was intervening to achieve the
massive conversion and consolation that was not being accomplished by
those who were charged with Evangelizing the Americas. Aware of the
emotional and cultural background of the natives and their childlike
trust in the supernatural, God knew that an apparition of His Mother
would be believed immediately and, without a set of instructions,
massive conversions would take place. It happened!
In the Apparition called of the Miraculous
Medal, the Blessed Virgin introduced the concept that we could
appeal to Her through the virtue of Her Immaculate Conception. Around
the border of the medal, that She requested be struck, reads: "Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
who have recourse to thee."
On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX, obedient to Divine inspiration,
proclaimed the Dogma of Her Immaculate Conception.
At Lourdes, on March 25, 1858,
our Lady announced to Bernadette that She was "The Immaculate
Conception" . This was the confirmation from Heaven of the earlier
message of the Miraculous Medal ("...conceived without sin...").
Thus through the apparitions of the Miraculous Medal, the proclamation
of the Dogma of Her Immaculate Conception and Her confirmation of it in
1858 through Her Lourdes podium, Heaven set the stage for the promotion
of the devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.
In subsequent Apparitions of Our Lord and of Our Lady, Her Immaculate
Heart has been compared to Noah's Ark. That is, the only safe refuge
during the great tribulations and chastisements that would follow from
the mid 19th Century to the end of These Times, was to be Her
In Beauraing and Banneux there
was nothing She could add to what was said in Fátima. The
Controlling Church Hierarchy was not doing what She had asked and the
world was about to plunge into WW II. This writer surmises that She was
hoping that by Her mere public reappearance the faithful would remember
the events at Fátima and, at last, take the action requested.
2. La Salette -
The prophecies of La Salette are extensive and detailed and very
important to our times.
With the illumination from the Holy Spirit one may discern that in La
Salette She spoke of events up to, and including, the end of These
Times. More than half of the prophecies deal with apocalyptic events
that are already at our doors. As expected, they agree very well with
the urgent messages from Heaven being delivered since the early sixties
as well as with the Holy Scriptures.
For the purposes of this work, this writer has selected some of the
very key prophecies and warnings that clearly corroborate their
Prophecies and Warnings
priests, ministers of my son, ..., by their wicked lives, by their
irreverence and impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, ...
have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for
vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads".
"The chiefs, the leaders of the
people of God have neglected prayer and penance, and the devil has
bedimmed their intelligence."
"May he (Pope Pius IX) be on his
guard against Napoleon; he is two-faced, and when he wishes to make
himself Pope as well as Emperor, soon God will draw back from him."
"In the year 1864, Lucifer together
with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell; they will put
an end to faith little by little, even in those dedicated to God. They
will blind them in such way, that, unless they are blessed with a
special grace, these people will take on the spirit of these angels
from hell; several religious institutions will lose all faith and will
lose many souls."
"Evil books will be abundant on
earth, and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal
slackening in all that concerns the service of God. They will have
great power over Nature; there will be churches built to serve these
"All the civil governments will have
one and the same plan, which will be to abolish and do away with every
religious principle, to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism
and vice of all kinds".
"France, Italy, Spain and England
will be at war... Frenchman will fight Frenchman, Italian will fight
Italian. A general war will follow which will be appalling."
Please note: When the secret of La
Salette is read in its entirety few factors must be considered:
1. Melanie did not take shorthand nor could record it. She wrote it
down from memory.
2. Some of the events were so far in advance, as much as 130 years,
that she was writing about events that she could not even comprehend.
(Imagine, if she had been told about communication satellites; how
would she had written down the information logically?)
3. Some of the events are out of chronology. Were Melanie's thoughts a
little confused as to the order Our Lady revealed the secrets, or were
they to be like the book of Revelations, which, unless the sequence is
decoded by the Holy Spirit, it does not make chronological sense?
4. The time span in between events, especially in the end of These
Times portion of the secret, may have been changed. We must remember
that Our Lady has asked us, for decades, to pray much to shorten the
period of the tribulations. This shortening of the period of
tribulations was also predicted by Our Lord in the Gospels.
With a quick look at the events in Europe from the second half of that
century (19th) plus the events in Europe and the Americas in the first
half of the 20th century, it is easy to see how accurate She predicted
all the horrors that were going to befall the world.
From the decaying clergy that resulted in brutal church persecution in
many European countries, to the birth of Marxism (the seed of the
scourge of humanity, atheistic materialism), to World War II, to the
subtle ways governments have separated God and the state, which has
yielded atheistic societies that still call themselves Christians, to
the onslaught of pornography in every aspect of social communications
which is now called 'adult entertainment', to the atrocities of the
French Communes of the 19th century, to Arian supremacy with its
father, Hitler, all have been fulfilled.
This writer does not believe that there is another Apparition of Our
Lady that has prophesied so much and that already has occurred.
What is simply overwhelming is that She talks about these Ends Times,
NOW, with great detail, and in perfect harmony with Scriptural
forecasts of the events of the End Times, which in turn are in harmony
with the apocalyptic revelations through Fátima, Garabandal, San
Nicolas and Medjugorje.
This writer strongly encourages all to study and meditate on what was
relayed to us so many years ago. This may be critical for the
understanding of today's world. One may even see in Her prophecy "...the Apostles of the Last Days... who
lived in scorn... in chastity and in union with God... to... come out
fill the world with light", the many fine priests, religious and
members of the laity who today are serenely faithful to the Gospel and
the Faith they profess regardless of the mockery by the Christian right
and left and deviations of the Controlling Roman Catholic Hierarchy.
3. Fátima - [Ref.
3A, 3B & 4]
Complaints, Requests and Prophecies
Note explaining the comments in brackets "[
This writer, while comparing the officially published English version
and the original Portuguese version and the handwritten text of Sister
Lucia, found some discrepancies in translation and punctuation that can
change the meaning dramatically. The words or punctuation in "" are
believed by this author to be the correct ones. Following are the
replaced words, phrases and punctuation. (a) "there will be peace" (b)
"about" (c) "famine" (d) "there will be peace" (e) "causing" (f) "."(g)
We must also remember that S. Lucia wrote what the Virgin Mary said.
Therefore, it must be read and intellectually processed as if being
heard. Scans of the sections in question in Sister Lucia's own
handwriting may be accessed. (1)
have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God
wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If
what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved [you will have
peace (a)]. The war (referring to WW I) is going to end; but if people do not
cease offending God, a worse one will break out (referring to
WW II) during the Pontificate of
Pius XI. When you see a night illuminated by an unknown light, know
that this is the great sign given you by God that He is [going (b)] to
punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, [hunger (c)], and
persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father."
"To prevent this, I shall come to ask
for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the
Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are
heeded, Russia will be converted, and [you will have peace (d)]; if
not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, [promoting (e)]
wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the
Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be
annihilated[; (f)] [in (g)] the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.
The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she will be
converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In
Portugal the dogma of the Faith will be preserved, etc." (here
commences the undisclosed portion of the original secret)
The above should be assimilated in conjunction with what Our Lady said
to Sister Lucia in June 13, 1929...
moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all
the Bishops of the world, to make the consecration of Russia to my
Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. There are so many
souls whom the Justice of God condemns for sins committed against me,
that I have come to ask reparation: sacrifice yourself for this
intention and pray." Later, in an intimate communication, Our Lord
complained to Sister Lucia, saying:
"They did not wish to heed my
request. Like the King of France, they will repent and do it, but it
will be too late. Russia will have already spread her errors throughout
the world, provoking wars, and persecutions of the Church; the Holy
Father will have much to suffer."
Our Response and the Fulfillment of
Nothing was done and on January 24, 1938, Sister Lucia, the only then
living Fátima visionary, and the world, saw the sky of Northern Europe
crimson red from 9 P.M. to 2 A.M.. Lucia knew that that was the sign
from God that it was too late. Hitler started his invasions that summer
and the war was officially declared on September 1, 1939. It was after
this, on September 13, 1939, that the Bishop of Leiria started
promoting the request of the acts of reparation on the First Saturdays.
In the same "spirit of delayed urgency", Russia, by name or implied,
was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1942, 1952, 1964,
1982 and 1984. The last four ones were done after Russia had completely
overrun the world with "its errors".
As Sister Lucia stated in a rare interview granted to El Sol de Fátima
[Ref. 4] when asked about correctness of the 1982 Consecration, she
answered: "Yes. But late." This, of course is in perfect agreement with
the, above quoted, intimate communication Our Lord had with Sister
Lucia after June 13, 1929
Our Lord seems to have granted the temporary collapse of the Soviet
Union as a show of His immense power. However, Russia did spread her
errors from 1929 until now. Those errors have brought the world to the
verge of a major world conflagration which may soon commence.
The very architect of the apparent collapse of the Soviet Union and
Communism, Mikhail Gorbachev, declared in an interview published in
Portugal on December 30, 1992, [Ref. 12] that: "U.S.S.R. STILL EXISTS!"
We all are familiar with the folklore maxim: Where there is smoke,
there is a fire. It is then plausible that Communism, better called
"atheistic materialism", still exists and is awaiting the right
opportunity for its comeback.
4. Rosa Mystica -
[Ref. 5 & 5A]
religious who, for a long time now, have become indifferent thus
betraying their vocation, and, as a result of their offenses, have
brought about the punishments and persecutions which are raging against
the Church at the present time (1947) - will stop to offend Our Lord".
[p.8 of Ref. 5]
the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all of you. Our Lord send me to
bring a new Marian Devotion to all religious orders and institutes,
male and female, and to the priests of this world. I promise to protect
those religious orders and institutes who will venerate me in this
special way, increase their vocations, and achieve a greater striving
for saintliness among the servants of God". [p.8 of Ref. 5]
"I have placed myself as the
mediatrix between my Divine Son and mankind, especially for the souls
consecrated to God. Tired of the continued offenses, He already wanted
to dispense His Justice." [p.9 of Ref. 5]
Action and Consequences
Individuals of the Church Hierarchy and clergy have done very little to
promote the messages, thus, no real change.
Consequences: The entire body of the Church is in total disarray. Many
Shepherds have been struck thus the flock has scattered and submerged
in errors leading to the eventual open schism within the Church.
5. Garabandal - [Ref. 6]
Complaints and Requests
These are summed up in two critical messages...
October 18, 1961 - Conchita, the principal visionary, relates to us
that Our Lady said that we must make many sacrifices, perform much
penance, and visit Jesus present in the Eucharist frequently. But
first, we must lead good lives. If we do not, a chastisement will
befall us. The cup is already filling up, and if we do not change, a
very great chastisement will come upon us.
On June 18, 1965 Our Lady sends St. Michael with the following message:
my message of October 18 has not been complied with and has not been
made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one.
Before, the cup was filling up. Now it is flowing over. Many Cardinals,
many Bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are
taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to
the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by
your efforts. If you ask His forgiveness with sincere hearts, He will
pardon you. I, your Mother, through the intercession (*) of Saint Michael the Archangel, ask you to
amend your lives. You are now receiving the last warnings. I love you
very much and do not want your condemnation. Pray to us with sincerity
and we will grant your requests. You should make more sacrifices. Think
about the passion of Jesus."
(*) The visionary wrote
down "intercesión" (which translates to "intercession") due to her not
recognizing or knowing the word "intervención" (which translates to
6. Akita - [Ref. 6A]
For a comprehensive list of the Heavenly Complaints, Requests and
Warnings please the see the source document (2).
Following, there are some key excerpts.
August 3, 1973
men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him to
soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with My Son, for souls
who will repair by their suffering and their poverty for sinners and
"In order that the world might know
His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great
chastisement on all mankind. With My Son I have intervened so many
times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming
of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross,
His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a cohort
of victim souls. Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften
the Father's anger."
October 13, 1973
told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will
inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. 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 the priests."
"The work of the devil will
infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals
opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who
venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres... churches
and altars 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 demon will be especially
implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of
so many soul is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and
gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them."
"With courage, speak to your
superior. He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to
accomplish works of reparation."
7. San Nicolas -
The Complaint and Request may be summed up by three of the messages:
October 13, 1983
Our Lady referred us to Ezekiel 2:4-10
in which, in harsh language, Our Lord vehemently complains about His
rebellious people: "Hard headed
children with an obstinate heart". [p.5 of Ref. 8]
March 27, 1986
Our Lord Jesus stated that: "If this generation does not listen to My
Mother, it will perish. I ask everyone to listen to Her. Man's
conversion is necessary. It is better to look up and to know what He
Who is there says, rather than to move adrift. Think about it."
[p.43 of Ref. 8]
December 30, 1989
Our Lord Jesus stated that: "In the past, the world was saved by the
Ark of Noah. Today My Mother is the Ark. It is through Her, that souls
will be saved, because She will lead them to Me. He who rejects My
Mother, rejects Me. Many are those who allow the grace of God to pass
these days." [p.45 of Ref. 8]
8. Medjugorje -
[Ref. 8 & 9]
Father Tomislav Vlasic of the St. James Parish submitted a letter to
His Holiness, Pope John Paul II on December, 1983. This was done at the
urging of one of the visionaries, Marija Pavlovic: "The Madonna says that the Supreme Pontiff
and the Bishop must be advised immediately of the urgency and great
importance of the message of Medjugorje." The letter, as
published in Reference 8 (pp. 142-144), is accessible (3).
It could be surmised that the "rushed consecration" of the world to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary (with veiled reference to Russia) done by Pope
John Paul II, on March 25, 1984, was as a direct result of this urgent
message through Medjugorje.
At this point we wish to remind our readers about our position about
was from God at the beginning but when it was turned into just another
business to be exploited using the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
it was no more. That is why we say that we agree with the local
Bishops at the beginning - when it was accepted as being from God - and
also afterwards - when it was denied as a farce.
What was one of the first teachings that Mary imparted at the very
beginning? On July 21, 1982, She is reported to have said (and repeated
fasting and prayer, one can stop wars, one can suspend the laws of
It was in 1987 - six years after the first Marian manifestation - when
the winds of war started to blow in the Federal Republic Of Yugoslavia
(5) - where
Medjugorje was located. Essentially the Milosevic era
started and the rest is history... a bloody war history still being
worked out in the World Tribunal at The Hague.
Then we must ponder upon the following: Either Mary lied or the millions upon millions that
visited Medjugorje prior to the Milosevic era were no more than
religious tourists who took home with them little more than their dirty
laundry and a few souvenirs.
Of course Mary did not lie! What She said is true and we know it (not
believe it, but know it from much personal experience). Obviously, as
we have seen far too many times, once back at home most of the new
"converts" were only converted... to Religious Tourism! Prayer, fasting
(if they even tried it!) and sacrifice came to almost a standstill.
Scans of original documents
pertinent to the Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima 
as reported by Church Authorities and others.
"Words From Heaven", 1991, ISBN: 1-878909-01-9, page 101
En Español: Capítulo 7 - La Respuesta de la Iglesia
Católica Romana a las Apariciones Marianas y Sus Resultados
Rough draft completed during Easter Week in 1993 while in Fátima,
Overall Revision on May 2018
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