Category: Mysteries

How The ‘Face Of Christ’ Miraculously Appeared On The Wall Of A Ruined Monastery! 

How The ‘Face Of Christ’ Miraculously Appeared On The Wall Of A Ruined Monastery! 

On the wall of a ruined monastery appeared miraculously, the face of Christ. The same as in the famous Shroud of Turin.

​In a belarusian monastery there appeared on the walls the miraculously face of Christ.

The miracle happened in the Holy Dormition Monastery on the border of Belarus and Russia. The image of Christ, the face of the Savior, is seen like His image from the Shroud of Turin – a piece of cloth in which the body of the crucified Jesus was wrapped. 

The monks are shocked – how could the face of Christ manifest itself in the monastery cloister? 

This is a great miracle,” says hieromonk Hilarion. – The image appeared literally in one moment. 

The monastery stands 600 meters from the border with Russia, on the Belarusian land of Mstislavsky district, Mogilev region. It  is in terrible ruins, the ancient monastery was in disrepair for almost ninety years. Locals recalled that for the first time, the Holy Face of the Savior in the monastery was seen in 1942 by pupils of a children’s boarding school, located on the territory of the monastery in the building of the former church-school. The image appeared on the white limestone wall of the class, where a blackboard hung before the revolution (a drilled hole still testifies to this), and the walls have never seen any paint, except for lime whitewash. The pilgrimage began. The occupying authorities immediately responded to this by ordering to destroy the face. The wall was scraped to the bricks, then plastered and whitened again …

The face of the Savior this time appeared in the same place as in 1942. And also literally overnight – the builders who came to the building were dumbfounded: the face of Jesus Christ was looking at them from the wall! As if from a photograph somehow transferred to a cement base! The monks did not find any traces of paint on the wall, so they consider the image to be Hand-made. 

Countless Orthodox pilgrims are suprised and amazed of the image.. As for scientists, researchers of the phenomenon, they have not yet been seen in the monastery. The evidence of the miracle created by God was the myrrh of a small photograph, where a fragment of the wall with the face of the Savior was captured. This photo came to the village of Lokot of the Bryansk region, to the house of the monk Joseph and Zamotochila.

St. John Bosco Shares An Encounter He Had With The Ghost Of His Dead Friend.

St. John Bosco Shares An Encounter He Had With The Ghost Of His Dead Friend.

Bosco’s dear friend died and returned from the grave to fulfill a promise.

The supernatural is more real, and yet more complex, than today’s materialist culture would have us believe. To such purely secular thinking the following tale reveals that there are more things in heaven and earth… Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Admittedly, the advice that follows on from it may sound strange to modern ears and that prevailing ideology, however, for that I make no apology as it is both a warning and also, mercifully, a remedy, nay a protection, against that which wishes us harm. We would do well to heed it.

Often we will hear “ghost stories” around the campfire, and for the most part these are fictional tales told to entertain children. However, sometimes they are real, as is the case of St. John Bosco and his friend Louis Comollo.

Our tale begins in Italy, in 1839, with the tolling of a bell as a young seminarian was laid to rest. And as the earth was heaped upon the casket below, those assembled slowly dispersed.

One of those present, as well as being a friend of the deceased was also a seminarian (John Bosco). And it was to that place of formation that he started to walk back to just as the first hints of night began to draw in. As he did so, his thoughts returned to a curious conversation some months previously, one with the seminarian just buried, and thereafter to an even stranger pact entered into …

The two had been firm friends. Both devoutly religious, at the end of that curious conversation, they had agreed, that whichever of them died first then he would return from the grave and tell the other of what happened next. 

Perhaps it was born from piety, more likely from a boyish prank, as neither expected to die for quite some time. Then, shortly afterwards, one of them did die. 

His name was Louis Comollo; he was the frailer of the two, but still his death was unexpected. His friend (St John Bosco) was as shocked as the whole seminary proved to be. He mourned this loss with a difference, however, for he did so with a sense of expectancy.

As he sat through the subsequent Requiem Mass, he waited, he listened, he watched for a sign – any sign – but none came. Nothing. And so, on that mournful day, and as the mortal remains of his friend had finally been laid to rest, all seemed forever shrouded in an opaque silence. 

Finally that night, the mourner arrived back at the seminary in the Italian town of Cheri, not far from Turin. It was late, but his thoughts were far from sleep. His bedchamber was a dormitory, one he shared with other seminarians; by then, all were sound asleep. He was unable to join them, though. Instead, he was to sit on the edge of his bed, with a mind unusually tense and that still pondered what had taken place that day; it was then just as the clocks struck the midnight hour that it began…

Bosco writes about this encounter he had with his deceased friend, Comollo in his Memoirs, an experience he never expected would happen.

“Given our friendship and the unlimited trust between Comollo and me, we often spoke about the separation that death could possibly bring upon us at any time.

One day, after we had read a long passage from the lives of the saints, we talked, half in jest and half in earnest, of what a consolation it would be if the one of us who died first were to return with news about his condition.

We talked of this so often that we drew up this contract:

“Whichever of us is the first to die will, if God permits it, bring back word of his salvation to his surviving companion.”

I did not realise the gravity of such an undertaking; and frankly, I treated it lightly enough. I would never advise others to do the like. We did it, however, and ratified it repeatedly, especially during Comollo’s last illness. In fact, his last words and his last look at me sealed his promise. Many of our companions knew what had been arranged between us.

Comollo died on April 2, 1839. Next evening he was solemnly buried in Saint Philip’s Church. Those who knew about our bargain waited anxiously to see what would happen. I was even more anxious because I hoped for a great comfort to lighten my desolation. That night, after I went to bed in the big dormitory which I shared with some twenty other seminarians, I was restless. I was convinced that this was to be the night when our promise would be fulfilled.

About 11:30 a deep rumble was heard in the corridor. It sounded as if a heavy wagon drawn by many horses were coming up to the dormitory door. It got louder and louder, like thunder, and the whole dormitory shook. The clerics tumbled out of bed in terror and huddled together for comfort. Then, above the violent and thundering noise, the voice of Comollo was heard clearly. Three times he repeated very distinctly: “Bosco, I am saved.”

All heard the noise; some recognized the voice without understanding the meaning; others understood it as well as I did, as is proved by the length of time the event was talked about in the seminary. It was the first time in my life I remember being afraid. The fear and terror were so bad that I fell ill and was at death’s door.

I would never recommend anyone to enter into such a contract. God is omnipotent; God is merciful. As a rule he does not take heed of such pacts. Sometimes, however, in his infinite mercy he does allow things to come to fulfillment as he did in the case I have just described.

God allowed such an encounter for a purpose, likely to remind Bosco of the reality of the afterlife and to urge him on in the practice of the faith. While we may never see a ghost in our lifetime, let us never doubt the existence of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory and live our lives as though they do exist.

As to the veracity of what took place: I have no reason to doubt any aspect of the story given that its teller and subject, the then living participant of the pact in question, was none other than the man who would later become known to the world as Don Bosco.

St John Bosco, Pray For Us! 

Watch Video: Author Of ‘The Exorcist’ Shares His Experience Of Strange Activities After Playing With A Quija Board. 

Watch Video: Author Of ‘The Exorcist’ Shares His Experience Of Strange Activities After Playing With A Quija Board. 

After witnessing some strange activities while working on his book, author William Peter Blatty became convinced that demonic possession was very real indeed.

‘The Exorcist’often referred to as “the scariest movie ever made,” was based on the 1973 novel by William Peter Blatty. The movie brought the Catholic Rite of Exorcism to the big screen with its unforgettable tale of a possessed 12-year old girl, her mother’s desperate search for help and the priests that eventually come to her aid.

What some may not recall from the film is the role a Ouija board plays in Regan’s possession. Early in the movie, Regan’s mother Chris asks her daughter if she knows how to use the family Ouija board, and Regan answers that she plays with “Captain Howdy.”

“Who is Captain Howdy?” asks Chris.

“You know. Captain Howdy. I ask the questions and he gives the answers!”

The Ouija board, far from a harmless parlor game, is then established as the way the devil, in the form of “Captain Howdy,” gained access to Regan’s soul.

Blatty, who died earlier 2017, acknowledged in a 1972 interview with British journalist Ray Connolly that while finishing his book The Exorcist, he had a personal experience with a Ouija board that convinced him that he was communicating with some kind of spirit.

When asked if he ever frightened himself while writing the book, Blatty said:

“Well, I don’t want to sound like a nut but as I was writing the last chapter and the epilogue I did have a series of bizarre experiences. For the first time in my life I got hung up on a Ouija board for 10 days.

I’d never done it before but I found I couldn’t leave it alone. And I had the most definite feeling that I was communicating with the dead. 

Yes, I agree an awful lot of it could be auto-suggestion, and I knew all about how Ouija boards worked because I’d researched it so much for the book, but there were certain things which are not susceptible to explanation by the subconscious mind.

I thought it was my father communicating with me, and I got someone in to help validate the experience. She was a girl who could put herself into a self-imposed hypnotic trance and who would operate the planchette on the Ouija board. I didn’t touch it at all, and asked the questions in Arabic, which she didn’t understand a word of, and I got precisely the right answers.

But then I thought well maybe subconsciously I was formulating the answers in English and she was picking them up from me telepathically”.

Blatty told Connolly that after experimenting with the Ouija board, strange, unexplainable things continued to happen:

“But then there were poltergeist experiences. Doing revision of the book at a friend’s house, the telephone rang and suddenly the receiver leapt off the hook. It happened to him first and then to me. So I asked a friend who did the acoustics for the Kennedy Center what the possibilities were electrically and he said it was impossible. Then telephone engineers in two states confirmed that it was impossible. But we both saw it happen. That was the culmination of several incidents, but it was the one that in no way couldn’t be explained.

An electric typewriter wrote a line of gibberish, but what do I know about electricity. Maybe there was a short circuit somewhere.
That was possible.”

While later in life Blatty became a devout practicing Catholic, at the time of the interview he described the depth of his Catholicism as “relaxed.” Nonetheless, he said that his research and experiences while writing the book left him convinced that demonic possession is real.

“Now, while 97 or 98 per cent of the reported cases of possession can be explained by either fraud or a mental disturbance there still remains the two or three per cent that can’t. And, concerning these, I have made a prudent judgment that a bodyless, intelligent, non-human entity has somehow managed to take possession of a human being,” he said.

School Children Allegedly Possessed By Demons On Siquijor Island Philippines, As Priests Rush To Their Rescue. 

School Children Allegedly Possessed By Demons On Siquijor Island Philippines, As Priests Rush To Their Rescue. 

A team of priests were rushed to a school on Siquijor Island after reports that pupils were showing signs of demonic possession.

At least two priests from the Diocese of Dumaguete were on Wednesday, October 17 ministering to the affected youngsters.

Father Ronnie Ablong, parish priest of Larena town, said he was assisting Father Gerry Flores of San Juan town in saying the necessary prayers and performing other religious rites on the students.

However, he said they still could not conclude whether the incident was a result of demonic attacks or merely psychological in nature.

This will have to go through a process of evaluation so we won’t conclude yet although there are guidelines to follow to determine if this is, indeed, the work of the devil,” the 49-year old priest said.

Reports that first emerged on Monday said more than 10 students of a school on Siquijor Island showed signs of being “perturbed”, appeared to be in a trance and displayed other unusual behaviour associated with demonic attacks.

According to Fr. Ablong, he still has to determine what could have triggered the incident, such as perhaps engaging in occult practices like the “Spirit of the Glass”.

Once people are engaged in the occult, there are now opening that would make them vulnerable to demonic attacks,” he explained.

Other triggering events include a person “living a sinful life and the absence of prayer in their lives”, he added.

Siquijor Island has long been associated with folklore and witchcraft, a connection that tourist chiefs have been keen to promote in recent years. 

Not only on Siquijor

However, belief in demonic possession remains widespread across the Philippines. 

In July, two schools on Cebu Island were closed due to outbreaks of demonic possession within days of each other. The hysteria that hit the schools in Danao City and Dalaguete Town were prompted after pupils claimed to have seen a mysterious “black figure”.

In June, two other Cebu schools were forced to close after outbreaks of “mass hysteria” among pupils struck within hours of one another.

The phenomenon was first reported at Ronda National High School when 20 students became hysterical after seeing “the ghost of a child”.

Police officers were sent to the school and the affected children were taken to a local church.

Then, just hours later, 19 pupils of Colawin National High School in Argao town also succumbed to a similar outbreak.

The Argao Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office deployed a team to the school to respond to the situation.

Some of the affected students were sent to Isidro Kintanar Memorial Hospital, while others were taken to a nearby church.

According to a report on dyAB TeleRadyo Cebu, school officials said the outbreak of hysterical behaviour was somehow related to a decision to “replace an axed mango tree”.

In February, a school in Palawan was forced to cancel lessons after 15 students were supposedly possessed by evil spirits.

According to a report on GMA News, the affected students were “rushed” to a Catholic church after the supernatural outbreak.

The school’s principal, Vicente Tamanyo, told the broadcaster that the incident occurred after two students claimed to see the spirit of a woman, covered in blood.

According to eyewitnesses, the possessed students were heard to speak a “strange language” and were said to display “freakish strength”.

The affected youngsters were taken to a nearby church for prayers before being sent home.

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