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Indian School Kids Witness Marian Apparition Beneath Altar Amidst Jasmine Scent!

Indian School Kids Witness Marian Apparition Beneath Altar Amidst Jasmine Scent!

The apparition witnesses – Krishnaveda & friends

 

In India, schoolkids say Virgin Mary appeared amid scent of jasmine.

Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition, and the healing of a girl’s ear problem.

The site of the alleged apparitions is St. Ambrose Church and Lower Primary School in Edavanakkad, in the far southwestern state of Kerala, 16 miles northwest of Kochi. The parish and adjacent school are under the Archdiocese of Verapoly. The Marian apparitions are said to have happened on at least two separate dates.

The church’s assistant pastor Father Merton D’Silva said archdiocesan authorities have taken a “wait-and-see” approach before intervening, the news site Matters India reports. Matters India has recounted the apparitions based on a note on the parish billboard by parish priest Father Mathew D’Cunha.

The apparition reportedly began Sept. 28 when a student at the school, a Hindu girl named Krishnaveda, went to the church to pray for her ear problem. She put some holy water on her ear. She later told her fellow students that the holy water immediately helped her ear.

When the children left the school to pray in the church, they looked up and saw in the sky a vision of Christ being scourged. They recited the name of Jesus and went into the church to thank God for healing the girl’s ear.

The only Catholic girl among them, Ambrosiya, volunteered to lead the students in praying the rosary. However she did not know the Luminous Mysteries recited on Thursday and sought a teacher’s help. The children were in prayer when the teacher reached them at about 1:45 in the afternoon.

One of the girls, named Anusree, told the teacher that the Blessed Virgin was standing under the altar. They reported the smell of jasmine flower. The alleged apparition told the children to come closer, which frightened a girl named Sivanya, who said she wanted to leave.

While the teacher was leading the children out of the church, the girls said the apparition followed them and pleaded with them not to leave. The teacher went to tell the other teachers, while some children went to the assistant pastor, Father D’Silva.

When D’Silva took the children back to the church so they could pray, the children claimed to see the Virgin Mary standing under the altar. The adults could not see anything.

According to the children, the apparition promised them help in their studies and promised to send them the Holy Spirit. The apparition also promised to take them to heaven.

When the news of the apparition spread, people began to gather at the church. Parents of the children took them home.

On Oct. 3 a large crowd prayed the rosary in the church with the reputed visionaries. After a time, everyone perceived the scent of jasmine flowers. The children said they saw the Virgin Mary again.

A priest asked the children to point out the exact spot. The congregation saw a bright light and the priest said he felt someone patting his head.

Many in the congregation said they received the gift of contrition as they prayed.

The church had planned a night vigil on Oct. 12.

Source:

EWTN/CNA

 

 

 

 

 

Another Miracle Of The Sun In Benin City Nigeria Exactly 100 Years After The Fatima Apparition ➡ Watch Videos

Another Miracle Of The Sun In Benin City Nigeria Exactly 100 Years After The Fatima Apparition ➡ Watch Videos

 

It was a thing of joy and awe as thousands witnessed the ‘dancing of the SUN’ in Benin city Nigeria on the 13th of October 2017, exactly 100 years after the Fatima apparition.

According to eyewitnesses, after the faithful concluded the Divine Mercy 3’0 clock prayers, the Sun began to blink non stop. Some claimed to have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary at some point.

It will be recalled that the Catholic bishops of Nigeria, decided at their bishops conference to reconsecrate Nigeria to the Immaculate heart of Mary in this Marian year at Benin city Nigeria. It was a three day event which began on the 12th and ended on the 14th of October 2017.

After the reconsecration prayers by the bishops on the 13th, the divine mercy chaplet was prayed after which something spectacular began to happen. The Sun began to blink! Some wept tears of joy, while some other people sang Marian songs and sought the blessed Virgin’s intercessions.

Nigeria in recent years has been facing turbulent times I.e – bad leadership, Killings, Kidnappings, Crimes, terrorism and lots of social vices. Hence the the bishops of Nigeria decided to reconsecrate Nigeria to the Immaculate heart of Mary. 13th of October officially marked the end of the National Marian year.

The 13th of every month should be symbolic in the lives of every catholic faithful and Marian devotee. We should never fail to seek the intersessions of the blessed Virgin Mary in our Lives, families, Country and in the whole world.

Our Lady, Queen and Patroness of Nigeria, Pray For Us!

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The Seven Capital Sins Of The Internet

The Seven Capital Sins Of The Internet

Satan as depicted in the Ninth Circle of Hell in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, illustrated by Gustave Doré.

The seven capital sins of the Internet

According to one of the founders of LinkedIn, each social network corresponds to one of the seven deadly sins.

At a conference in 2011, transcribed by the Wall Street Journal and republished recently by The Atlantic, one of the founders of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, suggested a theory that would explain the success or failure of social networks: each is related, in more than one way, with one of the seven deadly sins. The suggestion isn’t so crazy: Facebook is vanity, Netflix is sloth, and Tinder—need we say it?—is obviously lust.

The question that Reid Hoffman asked himself is simple: why do the social networks which are, in fact, successful, have so little (or absolutely nothing) to do with good causes or totally real needs?

According to Hoffman, it’s because those causes and needs aren’t sufficiently “sinful.” Robinson Meyer, of The Atlantic, describes possible relationships between the most popular social networks and the seven capital sins.

The question that Reid Hoffman asked himself is simple: why do the social networks which are, in fact, successful, have so little (or absolutely nothing) to do with good causes or totally real needs? According to Hoffman, it’s because those causes and needs aren’t sufficiently sinful.

Lust: According to Dante’s Inferno, lustful souls remain forever trapped in a hurricane that gives them no rest. Tinder users could be having a similar experience: that of sliding their finger to the right in the application, without ever finding someone with whom to start a serious relationship.

Gluttony: Instagram is for gluttons. The mythological character Tantalus was punished in Tartarus, such that whenever he tried to eat or drink, the fruit or water drew away from him; in the same way, when we browse on Instagram, we run into a flood of images shared by foodies depicting meals we cannot eat—at least, not on the screen.

Greed: Dante explains how greedy souls are condemned to fight among themselves forever in hell, throwing immeasurably heavy boulders at each other. According to Meyer, this is like the professional competition you see on LinkedIn.

Sloth: although it is not a social network, Netflix is one of the preferred ways to lose time nowadays—although we call it “procrastination” instead of “laziness.”

In Dante’s fifth circle of hell, the wrathful are condemned to attack each other endlessly, without any of them gaining an advantage over others. Isn’t that an exact description of our arguments on Twitter?

Wrath: in Dante’s fifth circle of hell, the wrathful are condemned to attack each other endlessly, without any of them gaining and advantage over others. Isn’t that an exact description of our arguments on Twitter?

Envy: Basically, envy makes us feel so desirous of what we don’t have, that we end up not appreciating what we actually do have. That’s what Pinterest is for.

Pride: There are varying opinions regarding pride, the worst of all sins, which basically consists in believing that you are essentially better than your neighbor. Hoffman states that pride corresponds to Facebook; according to Meyer, however, Medium (or one of the other blogging platforms) could be pride instead. It’s a way of saying, “I know how to say what you think you know, and I say it better, so go ahead and share my article.”

But if Facebook isn’t pride, then what is it? Vanity or vainglory is unlimited and unfounded confidence in one’s own attractiveness, and an uncontrollable desire to praise it. In Meyer’s opinion, this is what draws people to Facebook: the ability to offer online the best possible version of your own life, carefully editing each of its ups and downs.

 

Source:

The seven capital sins of the Internet by Daniel Esparza for Aleteia.

Satanic Priest Turned Saint: Bartolo Longo Is Proof That No Soul Is Too Lost To Be Found!

Satanic Priest Turned Saint: Bartolo Longo Is Proof That No Soul Is Too Lost To Be Found!

Blessed Bartolo Longo.

Satanic priest turned saint, Bartolo Longo is proof that no one is too lost to be found.

He turned to Our Lady in sorrow for his sins, so much so that John Paul II would proclaim him a “Man of Mary”

Sometimes reading the lives of the saints is discouraging. They may have been imperfect, as we all are, but it can seem that none of them ever really sinned the way people today do. Even proverbial bad boy St. Augustine was a decent guy by today’s standards. It’s easy for those of us who have made terrible choices to feel discouraged.

May I introduce Blessed Bartolo Longo?

Like many saints, Bartolo was raised in a faithful Catholic family. Unlike most saints, Bartolo spent his 20s as a Satanic priest.

Born in 1841, Bartolo Longo lost his mother when he was only 10. From that time, he grew more and more distant from his Catholic faith. When he began university studies in Naples, at the University where St. Thomas Aquinas himself had studied, he was eager to enter fully into the experience of a secular university. In mid-19th-century Italy, that meant anti-clericalism, atheism, and ultimately the occult.

Bartolo began attending séances, experimented with drugs, and even got involved in orgies. He lured people away from the Catholic faith, publicly ridiculing the Church of his childhood. Before long, the newly minted lawyer was “ordained” a priest of Satan. As a Satanic bishop intoned blasphemous words, the walls of the room shook and disembodied screams terrified those in attendance.

Before long, Bartolo found himself paranoid and miserable, on the brink of a nervous breakdown. And as he clung to his Satanic practices, his family prayed.

As happened with Augustine, the faithful prayers of Bartolo’s family finally broke down the wall of anger and sin that Bartolo had built around himself. One night, he heard the voice of his dead father crying out to him, “Return to God!”

Stunned, Bartolo visited a friend who lived nearby, Professor Vincenzo Pepe. When Pepe realized what had become of Bartolo, he cried, “Do you want to die in an insane asylum and be damned forever?” {By this he did not mean that Bartolo would be damned for insnity, but that the sinful choices he had made while sane would lead inevitably to madness and damnation.) Pepe’s courage in pointing out the danger his friend was in cut through Bartolo’s defenses, and before long he had agreed to meet with a Dominican priest, Fr. Alberto Radente.

Fr. Alberto worked slowly on the young lawyer, encouraging him to make a thorough confession. After a month of direction, Bartolo was finally absolved and began his work of drawing people back to Christ. He stood up in the middle of cafés and student parties and denounced occult practices. He served the poor and instructed the ignorant; after six years of such work, he pronounced vows as a lay Dominican, on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Then, cleansed and consecrated, Bartolo visited one last séance. He walked in, held up a rosary and called out, “I renounce spiritualism because it is nothing but a maze of error and falsehood.”

But for all he had been absolved, Bartolo, like most of us, struggled with memories of his past. He felt unworthy of God’s forgiveness, certain that he was impure, permanently marred by his sin. One day, while collecting rent from the destitute farmers around Pompeii, Bartolo began to consider his past way of life.

“Despite my repentance, I thought: I am still consecrated to Satan, and I am still his slave and property as he awaits me in Hell. As I pondered over my condition, I experienced a deep sense of despair and almost committed suicide.”

In that moment, Bartolo remembered the rosary of his childhood, remembered the love of the Blessed Mother. He felt Our Lady tell him that his path to heaven was through teaching others to pray the Rosary.

Bartolo moved to Pompeii, where he began Rosary groups, organized Marian processions, and began work on a shrine to Our Lady of the Rosary. His work was funded by the Countess di Fusco, with whom he worked so closely that rumors began to spread about the nature of their relationship. Though Bartolo had taken a private vow of chastity, he was encouraged by Pope Leo XIII to marry the countess for the sake of the work; the two entered into a celibate marriage and continued to serve the poor.

For more than 50 years, Bartolo preached the Rosary, founded schools for the poor, established orphanages for the children of criminals, and transformed a city of death to a city dedicated to the living Mother of God. At his beatification, St. John Paul II, himself perhaps the most Marian pope since St. Peter, proclaimed Blessed Bartolo Longo “a Man of Mary.”

Blessed Bartolo Longo was a vile, degenerate, blasphemous Satanic priest. But this is his legacy: blessed, soon canonized.

October 5, his feast day, let’s ask his intercession for all those who think they’re beyond hope, or that their purity can never be restored and their lives never be made whole, or that they’ve lost their chance at holiness.

May they join the ranks of murderers, addicts, and Satanists whose halos shine undimmed around the throne of the unblemished Lamb of God. Blessed Bartolo Longo, pray for us.

 

Source:

Satanic priest turned saint, Bartolo Longo is proof that no one is too lost to be found, By Meg Hunter-Kilmer For Aleteia.

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