Humility is a virtue, which Our Lady preaches in her messages to Amparo. The visionary is told to seek situations in which she can be humiliated because through humility one can attain heaven. Our Lady tells her to kiss the ground "for consecrated souls.", "for the conversion of sinners," for the sick." Jesus also tells Amparo to kiss the ground as a sign of humility. Our Lady explains how her Son used to do it many times a day in praying to His Heavenly Father. She reminds Amparo that those who will humble themselves will be exalted. Amparo is to seek the last place always. It is this humility that is tied in very closely with suffering. With humility and suffering which are indispensable to enter Heaven according to Our Lady comes the virtues of obedience and charity. She and her Son are the models of all virtues and this is often stressed by Our Blessed Mother, in order to enter Heaven, we must imitate Jesus, and the example of His Blessed Mother.
Confession and Holy Communion are frequent themes in the messages. The Blessed Mother advises her children to receive Holy Communion when they attend Mass. However, she sates that they must go to confession first because there are many sins being committed by persons who receive Holy Communion without going to confession. Amparo explains to the multitude that confession has to be made to a priest and not to God the Father and that suffices. Our Lady stresses that is has to be done before a priest, who has been given the power to absolve sins.
Devotions recommended by Our Lady to Amparo and her children are also themes of the messages. First and foremost is attendance at Mass, daily if possible. This is followed by confession and Holy Communion. Our Lady emphasizes the many graces and blessings derived from these spiritual exercises. She then encourages the recitation of at least five decades of the rosary daily, and, if possible, the entire rosary. "My Son is sad and lonely in the tabernacle" observes the Blessed Mother on several occasions. Therefore, she requests that her children visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament as often as they can so that they may console Him and make reparation for sins. The stations of the cross are strongly recommended.
In her message of October 12, 1983, Our Lady said: "I also ask you, my children, to observe with devotion all the first Saturdays of the month. He who observes the first Saturdays of the month, confesses his sins and receives the Holy Eucharist, and prays the Holy Rosary daily, my Immaculate Heart promises to shed graces over all humanity, my children, over all those who have fulfilled what I have asked them, my children. I also promise to assist them at the hour of their death and to preserve them from the fires of hell."
In her message of December 3, 1983, she affirmed: "My children, I am going to promise something else. All those who will observe all of these things will also pass through Purgatory, but only see the pains from which they have been freed by complying with these things. But that is why without suffering such pains, they will enter into the Heavenly mansions."
The end times and the chastisement appear in a number of messages to Amparo. Our Lady warns of their coming but tells her children to prepare for them through prayer, penance, and sacrifice. She speaks of overwhelming destruction to come about, the disappearance of certain countries, the collision of Heavenly bodies, the millions of people who will die. In one of the messages, she states the during the chastisement those who are in the state of divine grace will be in ecstasy for a few moments and will not suffer pain. But she emphasizes prayer and sacrifice as a form of preparation for the event. In several messages, Our Lady has stated that she wants to save all of humanity, but not everyone wants to be saved. By her role as Mother of God, with Her Divine Son, she wants to save souls through the Infinite Merits of her Divine Son.
Next Installment: Messages containing Visions
Did you know that the space program is busy proving that what has been called "myth" in the Bible is true? Mr Harold Hill, President of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore Maryland and a consultant in the space program, relates the following development.
A great manifestation of God's majesty and Faith over Science happened recently to our astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt, Maryland. They were checking the position of the sun, moon, and planets in outer space, estimating where they would be 100 years and 1000 years from now. They have to know this so the United States won't send a satellite, up and have it bump into something later on in its orbits. Sounds crazy but quite plausible for they must lay out the orbits in terms of the life of the satellite, and where the planets will be so the whole thing will not bog down.
Therefore they ran the computer measurement back and forth over the centuries and it came to a halt. The computer stopped and put up a red signal. This, they deducted, meant that there was something wrong either with the information fed into it or with the results as compared to the standards. They called in the service department to check it out and they said " what's wrong?"
What was wrong was that they found there is a day missing in space in elapsed time. They scratched their heads and tore their hair. There was no answer.
Finally, a Christian man on the team said, "You know, one time I was listening to a priest's homily and he talked about the sun standing still."
While they didn't believe him, they didn't have an answer either, so they said ,"show us." He went to his desk and retrieved his Bible and, recalling the best he could, started to peruse the Book of Joshua where he found what he was looking for. He showed it to them and they replied skeptically that it was a pretty ridiculous statement for any one with "common sense." Nevertheless, he read the passage in Joshua 10: 12-14,
Amazed, the astronauts and scientists blurted excitedly, "There is the missing day!!" They checked the computers going back into the time it was written and found it was close but not close enough. The elapsed time that was missing back in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes-not a whole day. They read the Bible and there it was "about (approximately) a day" These little words in the Bible are important, but they were still in trouble because if they could not account for 40 minutes they would still be in trouble 1,000 years from now. Forty minutes had to be found because it can be multiplied many times over in orbits.
As the Christian employee thought about it, he remembered somewhere in the Bible where it said the sun went BACKWARDS. The scientists told him he was out of his mind, but he started turning the pages again and found these words in 4 Kings 20: 8-11,
Isaiah had spoken to the Lord and the Lord brought the shadow ten degrees BACKWARD! Ten degrees is exactly 40 minutes!
Twenty three hours and 20 minutes in Joshua, plus 40 minutes in Four Kings make the missing day in the universe! Isn't it amazing?
Our God is rubbing their noses in His Truth! And all the Holy Father has proclaimed in his most recent encyclical Fides et Ratio! is right on! One cannot reason without faith!
1. There's a preacher and wife who are very, very poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she's pregnant with the 15th. They're living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion?
2. The father is very, very sick, the mother has TB. They have four children. The first is blind, the second is deformed, the third is deaf, and the fourth has tuberculosis. She finds she's pregnant again. Given the extreme situation,would you consider recommending abortion?
3. A white man raped a 13 year-old black girl and she got pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion?
4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She's not married. Her fiance is not the father of the baby, and he's very upset. Would you consider recommending abortion?
I ask you to say now to all of my children: Behold, I am your Mother. I, the Mother of God, intercede for each of you. I plead. I weep. And my Immaculate Heart, which throbs with my Son's Infinite Love, cannot cease its cries for you.
Little ones, there is only one true Church, that which my Divine Son founded upon Peter, His Rock. Scripture tells you this and adds that there is to be one flock and one shepherd.
To those to whom God has granted the faith of Roman Catholicism, I your Heavenly Mother beg you to cease your protestations against my beloved son Pope John Paul II. I desire for all lips to remain closed, and rather for all to bend their knees before the Blessed Sacrament that they may be filled with enlightenment, with true littleness and obedience. All who dissent do not live the Gospel message, and you who do this are as the Jewish rabble who cried out in their anger: "Crucify Him!" O! If you but knew the sorrow you inflict upon Him, Who seeks to give you Mercy but you reject Him.
To all my children of every faith I solemnly tell you that you are no less God's children, nor am I any less your Mother. To each of you I also say: Rejoice in the faith God has given you and remain true to its first roots. Then in humbleness ask my Divine Son to send upon you the Holy Spirit that you may understand all that is still to come upon the world.
All the world must pray for unity of mind and heart through the grace of the Holy Spirit. All are called to stand up for the Truth, which is my Divine Son. You must allow the Holy Spirit to possess you that your words are God's words and not your own.
Children, it would be better if all lips were sealed so mankind could no longer stir up anger, bitterness, dissent by their words and actions. Rather, if all who truly loved my Divine Son would be as one in their faith and beg the Father to allow my Immaculate Heart to Triumph, the Father would hear and respond now.
May each of you pray ardently for my beloved Pope John Paul II. I repeat. His life is threatened. The dissension he will face in Denver is none other than that which my Divine Son endured before the Sanhedrin, the Roman Procurator Pontius Pilate and Herod's courts. How grievous a torment for him. Each dissent from the Truth increases his martyrdom. I need your prayers to offer to the Trinity to preserve his presence among you for yet a little while.
The times are very grave. The warnings allowed by God increase. Therefore, pray, pray, pray! Be watchful sentinels and for all called by the Holy Spirit, let those communities of faithful I have called for, delay no longer but begin to live as the first Christians lived. Be vigilant. The signs are abounding.
I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!
Tell all of my children that I, their Heavenly Mother, ask everyone in these days of spiritual battle, to keep guard over all their senses. Dear children, I beseech you, do not permit your lower human ego, your base human emotions to rule you. Rather, you must seek the possession of the Holy Spirit Who will instruct you upon the path of holiness. You will be lifted above your finite feelings which are as shadows, and allow you to grasp the realm of God which is Heaven.
I desire for all my children to speak less and pray more because in this way you will not offend against charity. This is the pathway to the Furnace of Divine Love, my Son's Most Sacred Heart. Let all men be at peace praying for unity of mind and heart through the grace of the Holy Spirit.
These are very serious times, dear children. Therefore, restore all virtue to your lives lest you be caught up and swept away by apostasy, schism and heresy.
Pray! Be at peace. God hears the prayers of His faithful ones. I am your Mother. I will guide you.
Pray! Pray! Pray! Thank you for responding to my Call!