The Messages and Apparitions Of The Mother Of The King Of Kings
The Blessed Virgin Mary
(Our Lady Of The Cape)
To A Visionary In Michigan, USA
There are Revelations made in the course of history which do not add to or form part of the deposit of faith, but rather may help people live out their faith more fully. Some of these private revelations have been recognized by the authority of the church i.e. Lourdes , Fatima and Guadalupe. The Church can not accept so-called
“ revelations of faith” that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of Christ confided to His Church.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), Ch.2, Par. 67, the following is stated regarding Private Revelation: “ Throughout the ages, there have been so-called „ Private ‟ revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ‟s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium, the believing sense of the faithful, knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or His saints to the Church. Christian faith cannot accept „revelations‟ that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such „revelations‟ “.
The personal experience of this visionary is private in nature and is distinct from the public Revelation of God recorded and completed in Sacred Scripture. The public , biblical Revelation namely, the deposit of faith for all Christians, is mandatory. Private Revelation is not mandatory.
Fr. Emery de Gaal, Ph.D., chairman and associate professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Ill., noted that the respected Mariologist Leo Cardinal Scheffczyk observed the following regarding the apparitions of Mary: “The apparitions of Mary are singular experiences, gifts of God in Jesus Christ for the human being, who possesses both body and soul. They concretize the mystery of Mary. A Marian apparition manifests the presence and work of Mary within history. Among all the saints exclusively Mary exercises a universal, salvific, that is saving role. She is the Mother and prototype of the whole Church. Her apparitions enliven the Gospel faith, calling the faithful of all ages and races to prayer, conversion and repentance. More recently, she also enjoins the faithful to pray the rosary as well as to labor towards personal sanctification.”
Fr. Emery de Gaal elaborates further on the nature of visions and apparitions throughout the history of the Catholic Church. Accordingly, the Catholic Church developed three different categories :
“1. Intellectual 2. Imaginative and 3. Bodily or sensible .
For instance the vision of St. Teresa of Avila were produced by God Almighty in her intellect. Others are imaginative; such as the dream of St. Joseph, urging him to bring the Holy Family into the safety of Egypt. The apparitions St. Bernadette Soubirous had in Lourdes were certainly sensible in nature. Likewise the dancing sun of Fatima was bodily in nature.
As far as examining the credibility of a particular apparition , the Church, on the diocesan, national or Vatican level inquires and uses the following criteria pertaining to an alleged apparition. These are:
a. Does the message or witness conform to the Gospel?
b. Is the visionary credible, sincere, coherent and disinterested?
c. Does the visionary practice a moral and spiritual life?
d. Is the visionary free from pathologies?
e. Are the spiritual fruits oriented towards Jesus Christ?
f. Is there an agreement between the interior and exterior of the visionary?
g. Can there be sufficient grounds for assuming a transcendental presence or cause? And finally,
h. As St. Thomas Aquinas argued: does the apparition stimulate the supernatural virtues of faith, hope and charity?”
The messages given by the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) to this visionary (V) appear to fulfill these criteria and tend to vividly manifest the anguish of a loving and concerned Mother, pleading with humanity to turn away from self-seeking and destructive behavior and turn to Love, turn to Jesus. Christ is a just King; and He judges mercifully because He loves us. But humanity can mitigate the coming chastisement through prayer and fasting.
Regis Scanlon, writing in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, April 1994,
revealed that in 1980 , Pope John Paul 2nd. spoke to a group of German Catholics about future „ great trials‟ . He said: “ We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it, because it is only in this way that the Church can be effectively renewed. How many times, indeed, has the renewal of the Church been effected in blood? This time , again, it will not be otherwise.”
St. Faustina reports in her diary, n. 1588, Jesus saying: “ I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart . I use punishment when they themselves force Me to do so”.
Sr. Lucia, one of the Fatima Visionaries, in a letter to the Holy Father, May 12th, 1982 said: “ And let us not say that it is God who is punishing us in this way; on the contrary it is people themselves who are preparing their own punishment. In His kindness God warns us and calls us to the right path, while respecting the freedom he has given us; hence people are responsible.”
All prophecies and all messages pertaining to private revelation must be prayerfully discerned under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. These messages are posted for your discernment and prayer.
WHAT DOES CANON LAW TELL THE FAITHFUL ABOUT THE BELIEF AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ON MARIAN APPARITIONS?
“ Since the abolition of Canon 1399 and 2318 of the former Canonical Code by Pope Paul VI in AAS 58 (1966) 1186, publications about new appearances, revelations, prophecies, miracles, etc., have been allowed to be distributed and read by the faithful without the expressed
permission of the Church, providing that they contain nothing which contravenes faith and morals” . ( This means that no IMPRIMATUR is necessary.)
In “ Lumen Gentium”, Vatican II , CH. 12, we read:
“ Such gifts of grace, whether they are of special enlightenment or whether they are spread more simply and generally, must be accepted with gratefulness and consolation, as they are specially suited to, useful for, the needs of the Church… Judgments as to their genuineness and their correct use lies with those who lead the Church and those whose special task is not to extinguish the spirit but to examine everything and keep that which is good.( confer 2 Thes 5: 19-21)” ( Extinguish not the spirit. Despise not prophecies. But prove all things; hold fast to that which is good”.(2 Thes 5 : 19-21).
His Holiness, Pope Urban VIII (1623-44) declared:
“ In cases like this ( apparitions), it is better to believe than not to believe, for, if you believe, and it is NOT proven true, you will be happy that you have believed, because our Holy Mother asked it. If you believe, and it should be proven false, you will receive all blessings as if it had been true, because you believed it to be true.”
His Holiness , Pope John XXIII, on the subject of authentic private revelation, at the close of the Marian Year on February 18, 1959, stated:
The Roman Pontiffs… “ also have the duty, when after mature examination, they deem necessary for the common good of bringing to the attention of the faithful those supernatural lights which it pleases God to dispense freely to certain privileged souls, not for the purpose of presenting new doctrines, but to guide us in our conduct.”
In speaking of Our Lady, Pope John XXIII also said:
“ We exhort you to listen with simplicity of heart and honesty of mind to the salutary warnings of the Mother of God…”. In the following messages, received by this visionary, the Blessed Virgin Mary is pleading with humanity to return to Her Son Jesus Christ before it is too late.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE RELIGIOUS PHENOMENA PRESENT IN THE HOME OF THE VISIONARY
In late August of 2008 , a middle aged married woman of Iraqi (Chaldean Catholic) background discovered in her home an 8”x10” picture of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, showing some signs of oil flowing down the front picture. This picture is a copy of the upper half of a statue of Our Lady of the Cape, a particular form of devotion that French Catholics from Quebec, Canada, have had to Mary since the 1700s. When this woman brought it to a more prominent place of honor in her home, the picture began to give off oil in fairly great amounts . A plastic platter was placed under the picture to collect the oozing oil and a clear plastic case was put around the picture for protection, to keep people visiting the home of this woman from directly touching it. In April of 2009 a wooden crucifix about 8-9” tall was brought to her home and placed on top of the plastic encasement housing the picture. The cross began to ooze much oil, and under it another plastic platter had to be placed to catch all the oil. Around May of the same year a framed picture of Christ scourged, crowned with thorns and rapped in the red cloak of a fool, was hanged on a wall near the picture and the wooden cross giving off oil. Oil began to flow from the picture and began staining the wall . The picture was taken down and placed on the table where the picture of Mary and the wooden cross are displayed. It soon began to flow with much oil. A plastic flat platter had to be put under the picture to catch the runoff oil, and was placed inside a plastic enclosure. A few days later a ceramic thin statue, about one foot tall, of the Madonna holding the Christ child was placed on the table with the two pictures and cross. It too began to give oil abundantly. And a plastic platter had to be placed under it, and was placed in a plastic enclosure. Later a statue of St. Joseph holding the Christ child was placed on this table and it too began to flow with oil, and a plastic container was put under the statue to collect the oil.
Up until now, more than three hundred pounds of oil have been collected and stored in glass jars. These containers are stored in cardboard boxes and stacked in the pantry of this woman‟s house.
A sample of this oil was sent to a chemistry lab for analysis. The tests revealed that it is similar to olive oil, but the Lab could not identify what it is. It is less viscous than olive oil and has a pleasant smell.
During May of 2010, a wooden carving of the face of Jesus and another small wooden cross were placed on the same table, where all the sacramental are placed, began to ooze oil. They were placed in plastic platters to collect the oil.
One amazing detail about this is that for all of the time this oil has flowed down the front of the picture of Our Lady of the Cape, there is no sign of the picture disintegrating. The oil is not making the picture breakup, crack or fall apart. And while the oil flows down from the top of the picture, there is not the slightest bit of oil on the back of the picture. The back is “ bone dry”!
During this time , starting in September 2008, the woman began to experience locutions, that is , experiences of Mother Mary speaking to her. These are locutions heard not inside her mind or spirit but exteriorly, in the living room of her condominium home. The Blessed Virgin Mary speaks to her in the early hours of the morning, between 2:30 and 5:00AM .
The language Mary speaks in is a contemporary dialect of the Aramaic language which Jesus spoke. The woman records the messages in a small spiral notebook by transliterating what the Virgin Mary speaks to her, using Arabic alphabet . The woman understands Arabic and the Aramaic dialect which the Virgin Mary uses to speak with her. She is assisted by two seasoned priests( Priest A & Priest B ) and a seminary graduate certified spiritual director (SD) , to help her understand the meaning and implications of the messages which Mary speaks to her. These messages are then accurately translated into English to make them accessible to the whole world. They are being published with the approval of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Since September of 2008 until now, the Blessed Virgin Mary has given this woman over Seventy messages and has appeared to her Two times.
The ecclesiastical authority (The Diocesan Bishop) is aware of these happenings , and as of date, has not made a judgment regarding the authenticity of the private revelation contained in these messages and
apparitions and the oozing of hundreds of pounds of oil from these sacramental.
It is important to note, however, that many spiritual and physical healings have taken place among some of the thousands of people ,who have come quietly to pray and bless themselves with the oil that is flowing from the picture of Virgin Mary and the other sacramental.
The identity of the visionary and the two priests and the spiritual director who are assisting her, will not be revealed for the time being, in order to guard their privacy, until a future date when it becomes necessary that their identities be revealed . Accordingly, the persons whose names are mentioned in these messages will be identified symbolically; i.e. with a letter(s) .
What you are about to read are Messages given by The Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) to a married middle aged woman who lives in Michigan, USA. The BVM speaks to this visionary (V) by locution. The V hears the voice of the BVM and communicates with her vocally. The BVM has appeared two times to the V since she started receiving messages in September of 2008 until the present time . The messages of the BVM convey a sense of urgency and are focused on the following themes: “ Have faith in my Son. He is the King of Kings. Follow Him, honor Him, pay attention and listen to Him. Embrace with courage the life God has given to you, and embrace the crosses your life involves. The Cross is the only way to my Son . There is no other way to Him. Many people have a love for my Son but not many embrace their crosses. You are children of the Light. Have courage and live in that Light, be faithful to the truth … the truth … the truth. Return to my Son before the arrival of the days of damnation. Wake up, O people . The end of the world has arrived. The day of salvation has arrived . The day of judgment is at hand . When the time of the end arrives my Son will not be able to save many people (those who have rejected God). I give you this oil to bless you so that you may have faith in Him, my Son . Have faith… faith… faith in Him. I ask you to pray and do penance . Pray… pray … pray and particularly the rosary. I call upon you, my children, to persevere in prayer so that you will not be lost but will be found in His love… etc. ”
In summary , the messages are directed to all the people of the world urging them to return to God before it is too late. The messages of the BVM are accompanied by the oozing of oil - like substance, similar to olive oil , from an Icon of “ Our Lady of the Cape”, shrine is in Canada, and six other sacramental including two wooden crosses , a picture of the suffering Christ, a statue of the BVM carrying the baby Jesus , a statue of St. Joseph carrying the baby Jesus and a wood carving of the face of Jesus Christ . The oil started oozing at first from the Icon of our Lady of the Cape on August 2008 and began to ooze from the other sacramental at a later date after the other sacramental were placed next to the Icon to edify the setting . Up to date, approximately three hundred and fifty pounds of oil have oozed from these sacramental . The oil continues to ooze from all the sacramental and is stored in glass jars. Many physical and spiritual healings have occurred after people have been anointed by this oil.
The manifestation which is taking place at the V‟s house is absolutely beyond our capability to comprehend , since it defies the laws of nature. It is not logical that a piece of paper with the image of The BVM , that weighs no more than a few ounces, can ooze hundreds of pounds of oil that is similar to olive oil. The oil is oozing from Six other sacramental and continuing.
Since what is happening defies logic , the only explanation left is that a power from beyond is causing this manifestation, and that Power is God.
The question now is: Why is God causing this manifestation , and what is He trying to accomplish through it?
Based on the nature of the messages which the V is receiving from the BVM , it appears that God is alerting us to the gravity of the situation which humanity has brought upon itself, because of the sins of mankind. Through this manifestation and the accompanying apparitions and messages from the BVM to the V, God is urging humanity to return to Him before it is too late.
But what does “Too Late” means in this context? The BVM speaks explicitly about Eternal Damnation that awaits those who persist in rejecting God. The messages of The BVM appear to be very urgent. She calls upon her children to respond to her appeal, since eternity is at stake; to be spent with God in Heaven , for those who believe in Him and strive to live in accordance with His Will , and in hell for those who don‟t believe in Him and defy Him by not adhering to His Will.
This perpetual Miracle which has been taking place before our eyes , and which has been witnessed by thousands of people since it started in August of 2008 and is continuing , is a proof that God is intervening directly in human history through the miracle of the oil that is oozing from these sacramental and the private revelation granted to His servant the V, through the Messages and the apparitions given to her by the BVM. God is granting us a manifestation that is accessible to our physical senses , and thereby making it easier for those who don‟t have faith to return to Him and believe, so that He can save them from Eternal Damnation, of which the BVM so explicitly speaks of in her Messages to this V. God respects our free will and will not force us to come to Him , He invites us and waits for us to make the right choice , and that is to choose Him.
In this context, the messages of the BVM urge us to return to her Son Jesus Christ, to be saved from eternal damnation, before it is too late!
Please pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance to discern the
authenticity of these messages.