The Importance of the Eucharist: Part 1 – Our Lady’s Apparitions

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CCC on the Eucharist:

No. 1324:The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’(Lumen Gentium 11) The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministeries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”

Part 1:

Many of Our Lady’s apparitions have a Eucharistic component (as messages, healings, or events).

Garabandal  1961-1965

Messages:

  • Our Lady told them the children that they must visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently  and often led them there.
  • Our Lady told Conchita that it was a greater grace to receive Jesus (in Holy Communion) than to see her.
  • In the last apparition on 13th November (note the date is 13th) 1965 Our Lady said:

 “Conchita, why do you not visit my Son more often in the tabernacle? He waits for you there day and night.”

Signs and Miracles: 

  • Our Lady had promised Conchita a miracle to convince the people about the authenticity of the apparitions. It was in the end, it was a Eucharistic miracle.
  • The people often would see the children with their mouths open. They explained that they were receiving communion from St. Michael. The people of course did not see the Communion Host, except for the above occasion.
  • On one occasion, many people were gathered waiting for the promised miracle. Conchita had her mouth open (as usual) to receive Communion, when suddenly a white host materialised on her tongue. This event was filmed and photographed by the people which had gathered there to witness the promised miracle. Footage of it can be seen on videos explaining the story of Garabandal, and just recently in “Garabandal – Only God knows” and “Garabandal – Unstoppable Cascade”.
  • Our Lady promised that at a later date, there would be a great miracle. This would take place at the pines (the pine trees on top of the hill near the village, where many apparitions took place). It would be on the feast of a Eucharistic martyr and Conchita would announce it 8 days beforehand. People in Garabandal at the time, will be healed. It would take place within 12 months of the Warning .

Other Eucharistic influences:

  • The Garabandal visionaries are most active in promoting obedience to traditional Catholic teaching on marriage and on Eucharistic and Marian devotionsthan on future events.
  • The visionaries and the villagers have grown closer to God and lead their lives in strict orthodoxy.

Fatima 1917

Eucharistic influences:

  • The miracle of the sun is usually interpreted as a sign of the Eucharist.
  • During the third apparition, the Angel of Portugal appeared holding a chalice. The children were asked to say an Act of Faith in God. Into the chalice fell drops of blood, suspended above it.
  • The angel then left the chalice and Host suspended, and prostrated himself with the children repeating the prayer to the Trinity, requesting the salvation of souls and reparation through the merits of the Body and Blood of Jesus.
  • The angel took the chalice, gave the Host to Lucy, and the contents of the chalice to Jacinta and Francisco saying  “Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, who is horribly insulted by ungrateful men. Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.”

Knock, Ireland   1879

This apparition on the 21st August was seen by 15 people over a period of a few hours. The age of the people ranged from 6 to 75, and included men and women. The public vision included Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist (as a Bishop), and a Lamb on the altar, with a Cross behind it; angels hovering around it. No words were spoken

Eucharistic signs and events:

  • The Lamb on the altar and the Cross behind it was the central focus of the apparition. This symbolised the Sacrifice of Calvary taking place at each Mass. This was the brightest part of the apparition.
  • The angels hovering around the altar is a reminder that they are present at every Mass.
  • Our Lady, St Joseph and St. John were in an attitude of prayer, positioned on the side.
  • Archdeacon Kavanagh, the Parish priest, had been saying 100 Masses for the souls in purgatory. The apparition took place on the day of the last Mass.
  • The apparition took place on the gable wall of the parish church which points to the Eucharist.

Miracles

  • Many miraculous cures have taken place at Knock. Marian Carroll was instantly cured of Multiple Sclerosis in 1989 after receiving Holy Communion during Mass, in the Basilica at Knock. She had been placed under Our Lady s statue. She could not walk, had partial use of only one hand, had partial sight in only one eye, her swallowing and speech was affected and she was doubly incontinent. After Communion, she could walk and speak and had full use of her arms. 

Father Gobbi: 1973 – 1997.

Messages to Father Gobbi (an Italian priest) occurred whilst on pilgrimage to Fatima;- while he was praying for priests who had given up their vocations and who were forming themselves into groups of rebellion against the Church’s authority.

Message:

  • Above all the cause of my weeping is the priests: those beloved sons, the apple of my eye, these consecrated sons of mine. Do you see how they no longer love me? How they no longer want me? Do you see how they no longer listen to the words of my Son? How they frequently betray him? How Jesus present in the Eucharist is ignored by many, left alone in the tabernacle; often sacrilegiously offended by them, with wanton negligence?

 

John Bosco (1815 – 1888)

His famous prophetic dream depicts a ship in a storm at sea. Enemy boats were trying to attack and sink the ship. The Captain dressed in white was first wounded then killed, while trying to steer the ship towards two pillars. On one of these stood Our Lady, and on the other a Eucharistic Host.

On top of one pillar is the Immaculate Virgin, with a placard at her feet which says  Mary, Help of Christians ; on the other pillar which is much higher and bigger, stands a Host of great proportions with the words: Salvation of believers.

Akita: 1973-1979

Eucharist influences:

  • In May 1973, she was transferred to a community where the Blessed Sacrament is adored in a spirit of atonement.
  • In June 1973, when Sr. Agnes approached the tabernacle, she saw brilliant rays of light emanating from it. Over the next two days it happened again.
  • On June 28, she said “Beside the light, all around the altar, countless angels were adoring the Holy Eucharist.”
  • Bishop Ho told her to be humble, at peace and to meditate well on the Blessed Sacrament.
  • On June 28, a cross-shaped wound (the stigmata) developed on her left hand, bleeding profusely on Friday, but by Sunday, it had disappeared.

Miracle Healing:

Sr. Agnes lost her hearing in March 1973, and was diagnosed with incurable deafness. On 30th May, 1982, Sr Agnes deafness was cured, after praying 3 Rosaries, as directed by her guardian angel. This occurred instantly and completely, during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Our Lady and the Eucharist are inseparable. She herself was the Ark of the Covenant. She is always there with her Son. She is our Mother also, and guides us. In her apparitions, there is always Eucharistic influence, or events, or miracles.

Our Lady said to Conchita at Garabandal:

“Conchita, why do you not visit my Son more often in the tabernacle? He waits for you there day and night.”

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Read  “The Importance of the Eucharist: Part 2 – What did Vatican II do to Belief in the True Presence?  in the next post.

The Book of Truth and the Apparition at Knock, Ireland: Looking back at an amazing seminar

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In October, 2017 on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, there was a Jesus to Mankind seminar and prayer meeting at Milford, Auckland New Zealand. A few days later this same seminar was given in Australia – the  “land across the ditch” (as we affectionately describe each other). Crusader Chris, generously allowed me to post this on our site. (Note that the headings, the highlighting of the text and images have been added by me.)

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“As I mentioned in an email to (P… Prayer group leader) I am writing this five days later (12 October) and I am still buzzing from this meeting, and still synthesizing all that I learnt! I consider it was the most important weekend of my life (so far!)!

Extent of the Remnant Army

What was the most wonderful, was to gain a broader picture of what God is doing through His “Remnant Army” globally. Joseph is widely travelled as Maria Divine Mercy’s spokesman, so to hear that there are Crusade prayer groups scattered throughout Communist China, for instance, was quite a revelation! Recently when he visited Slovenia, a small nation of 2.5 million, he spoke to an audience of seven hundred people. In Portugal, the nation which Our Lady said would never lose the Faith, there are Crusade prayer groups “everywhere” and roughly 50 priests who believe in this Mission of Salvation which has been revealed through Maria Divine Mercy. This worldwide glimpse makes us realize we are not some freakish little bunch out on a limb!

Joseph also conveyed a message from Maria that Jesus has told her He is “very happy with His Remnant Army! They are saving thousands of souls!” This just reminds us of the power invested in these tailor-made prayers from Heaven – it is promised that their effect, when prayed, will bring “thirty fold” results. These prayers rank alongside the Holy Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet in their effectiveness against the enemy and conversion of souls. In accompaniment with the Crusade Prayers, the Seal of the Living God is “the greatest gift from the Father since He gave humanity the gift of life”!!!

Maria’s Story and Knock, Ireland

To hear from Joseph some of the more personal aspects and background information on his involvement and Maria’s beginnings has, for me, fleshed out the bones of this Mission. Joseph is directed by Maria where he must go and talk, and she, in turn, is directed by the Lord.

Maria’s story really began at the apparition site of Knock in County Mayo, Ireland, in 2010. It was there that Our Blessed Mother appeared to her, weeping copiously, for fifteen minutes, which brought Maria to her knees, also in tears. Joseph impressed upon us the strategic significance of Knock’s famous vision of 1879.

Going back to 1846, the Blessed Mother appeared at La Salette in France where she was then seen weeping as well. It was there she revealed the apocalyptic times ahead, culminating in the antichrist taking his seat in Rome.

The Significance of Ireland being chosen

In the following decade the Irish people went through terrible suffering during the potato famine, millions martyred for their faith (an historical fact I was unaware of). After the Protestant Reformation which swept Europe from 31 October 1517, when Luther posted his “95 Theses”, Ireland never waived from the Catholic Faith and sent out its priests and religious to carry the Faith to many nations including New Zealand. Joseph believes that Ireland’s faithfulness is the reason it was chosen for this final Mission.

La Salette and Knock

33 years after La Salette we were given the symbolic tableau at Knock. It was a silent announcement that the final book of Holy Scripture was about to be opened. The four elements of the vision were the areas which were about to be under a concerted attack in the last great battle for souls:

St Joseph, representing the Church, marriage and the family;

Our Lady symbolizing motherhood and femininity, also Marian devotion;

St John with the Holy Book open (possibly the Book of Truth, but certainly Revelations) standing for the Word of God to be undermined and diluted, even changed;

and the Lamb on the Altar as the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Blessed sacrament, to be desecrated and abolished.

So Knock is a precursor of the final mission, which is the very place where Maria Divine Mercy’s revelations commenced.

Knock Apparition leads to apparition of Pope LeoXIII and to Fatima

It is interesting (my little side note here!) that five years after Knock, in 1884, Pope Leo XIII had his famous supernatural experience where he overheard Satan boasting to the Lord that he would destroy His Church. The Lord gave him one hundred years and Pope Leo gave the Church the prayer of St Michael. Another period of 33 years passed and the extraordinary events at Fatima unfolded with the greatest public miracle ever in Church history.

Maria – the 7th Messenger, Revelation and Book of Truth

Jesus told Maria that she was the 7th messenger, the seventh angel, and Joseph pointed out this is mentioned in Revelations chapter 10, which also speaks of a “small book” which no doubt is the Book of Truth which Daniel was told would remain sealed until the end times. Also in Revelations chapter 7 verse 2 there is reference to the Seal of the Living God.

A Seminar that had us spellbound

For four or five hours Joseph held us spellbound with an extensive and intensive coverage of a variety of topics … the feminization of the western world and Church, which has led to the emasculation of society, with its ultimate aim of destroying our understanding of fatherhood and God the Father Himself…. the 500 year legacy of Lutherism and its deadly toll…. the desecration of churches, holy ground and the sacraments in readiness for the antichrist… the state of the priesthood and the neo-paganism inside the Catholic Church which is already in schism.

Another inspiring and encouraging aspect of the seminar was to hear (… many ) voices in unison praying the Crusade Prayers together and to meet like-minded fellow Crusaders, which helps us in the formation of a nationwide Remnant network.

Jesus is happy with His Remnant Army

There are four things I have carried away with me from last Saturday:

(1) confirmation of all that I have believed for the past 5 years through the Book of Truth messages;

(2) the understanding that while the messages are important in deepening our awareness of what is unfolding around us, and while talking and sharing are also essential, the most important thing of all is THE PRAYERS;

(3) the words of Jesus Himself that He is “very happy with His remnant army, they are saving thousands of souls!”;

(4) and throughout his talk, Joseph’s constant reiteration,

“Don’t you know WHO you are?!

You are powerful!

You are going to defeat the Beast!

Don’t you KNOW who you are!!”

Finally, ingrained on my mind now forever is the heart-breaking image of God the Father, as Maria once saw Him, His Face bathed with tears as He told her He was so distressed at losing so many souls….”

Crusader Chris