The sound of the crowd, which keeps growing in number, increases until it becomes a din, a veritable babble of voices. Suddenly a louder cry is heard. It comes from several men who have reached higher lookout positions by climbing trees, or high rooftops. A shout. Another cry. And now the people realize the moment is at hand and they literally knock one another about, jostling for a better position. The young men in this large assembly begin to tear palm fronds from nearby trees and, holding them aloft, begin to wave them as banners. And the fever pitch mounts.
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She described the vision of Purgatory, which appeared to her as a dark planet with very little light. She stated that she saw persons like us but they lacked the light of God. Amparo indicated that "the punishment is in proportion to the sin which has been committed. The greatest sinners will suffer most, and the sufferings will also be felt with greater intensity in the part of the body with which more sins have been committed. For example, a very talkative person will suffer in the mouth." Once the sinners are purified, they will pass on to the celestial mansion, which will correspond to them according to their merits which they recorded on earth during their life.
Amparo also had a partial vision of hell, which she described as "horrible" and "terrible." She saw grotesque creatures that were constantly cursing God. She saw flames coming out of it. Our Lady explained that this was due to the false doctrines that were being preached by some people. Amparo saw bodies burning like red hot iron, and Our Lady explained that every member of the body, which commits sin, is tormented. The souls were constantly saying: "Cursed mouth," "cursed arms," and "may my whole body be cursed for it has served me only for damnation." Our Lady indicated that there were many hells, each hell would be according to one's sin. God the Father will give each one according t one's sin. Got the Father will give each one according to the punishment which he deserves.
The Spanish visionary was also permitted to see Heaven. However, the description here was more detailed because she spoke of mansions of different colors and what each of these colors meant. She also saw, with other persons who were in attendance, the image of Our Blessed Mother and her Son in the sun. The sun was spinning with beautiful colors among which the most prominent were blue, rose, yellow and green.
Amparo was also privileged with another vision in which she saw four angels whose mission it was to destroy the earth. She was also given to see how the apostles of the last times will be dressed. It was a very graphic description, which dealt with the different items of clothing from shoes to what they were going to wear on their head.
Amparo was also permitted to have a vision of the Assumption and how Our Blessed Mother was carried to Heaven by angles. Our Lady stated during the same apparition: "My body was not dead; it was asleep. They carried me to Heaven after being on earth. I also suffered very much, my child." The visionary continues to have visions.
Amparo also received Messages presenting episodes with insights into the life of Jesus and His Blessed Mother. These messages are those which contain many details with respect to different aspects of the life of Jesus and Mary. They are different from the preceding classification in that they are longer, sometimes 9, 10, and 11 pages in length.
At the beginning of the apparition, the Blessed Mother states that she is going to share a "mystery" of her life with Amparo. The she asks the visionary to narrate or describe what she sees. Amparo provides us with many details about a particular event or episode. Our Lady asks Amparo to narrate what she sees. Amparo provides details on the birth of Christ: The Child is on straw in a poor anger; it is very cold. Saint Michael goes to Limbo to inform Joachim and Ann, the Holy Fathers and the prophets that the King of Heaven is born. All in Limbo sing a song of praise to God: "Glory to God who has been born incarnate in a virgin and became man as King of Heaven and earth."
Another angel visits Elizabeth to inform her of the news. Elizabeth sends clothing and money to Mary and Joseph. Another example of an episode in the life of Jesus and Mary is recorded in the message of January 5, 1985. The event is the adoration of the Child Jesus by the Magi as narrated by Amparo. The Holy Family is ready to leave the cave because it is very cold and humid: A voice tells them not to leave because the Magi from the Orient are coming to adore the Child. Angels wake up the Magi and tell them to go to Bethlehem to adore the King of Heaven and earth. They arrive, enter the cave, and kneel with their heads to the ground in adoration. The Magi purchase blankets, clothing, and toys for the Christ Child. One of them offers a necklace and some diamond rings to the Blessed Mother. She does not accept stating the she has never worn jewelry. Jesus converses with His Mother expressing love and gratitude for having brought Him into the world.
Finally, in the message of August 15, 1986, Our Lady asks Amparo to narrate what she sees. She described the events leading to the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother into Heaven. Informed by God the Father that she is to leave this earth, Our Lady sends her angels to Rome to inform the apostles about it. They come and gather around her. She asks each of the apostles to give her their blessing. She shows a light in her breast that looks like a tabernacle. She has carried this tabernacle throughout her life. She names Good Friday as the day of her sleep. Jesus says that He is taking her to the Valley of Josaphat. "She will rise on the third day because she is the Mother of God." Jesus said that, "her soul will be taken to Paradise, and her body will remain three days in this same place." In Heaven, she is crowned and all the angels render homage to her.
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Because of his excellent record and devotion to the Church the Holy Father selected him to be included in the Consistory of June 28, 1991 in which he received his red-hat as a cardinal-deacon with the titular church of St. Mary in via Lata. Solidly entrenched in the Roman Curia, Cardinal Cassidy has been involved in numerous Pontifical Councils including the second section of the Secretariat of State, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Congregation for Bishops, the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. In addition to these prestigious memberships he also serves on the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the office of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. He serves on the commissions of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Pontifical Committee for the Grand Jubilee of the Holy Year 2000.
He has been a close confidante of John Paul II and extremely effective in assisting the Holy Father in his ecumenical efforts. As head of the high-profile Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity he is involved globally in religious conflicts and discussions. From communist China to Cuba, from Northern Ireland to India, from Indonesia to Jerusalem he is thoroughly involved. He helped author the reconciliation document to the Jews "We Remember the Shoah." He will also be very active in the Pope's plans and activities with his upcoming papal visits to Romania and the Ukraine in working closely with Orthodox leaders as well as Anglican and Lutheran leaders in an effort to promote Christian Unity and bring the realization of one Church - one faith closer.
Dear children, the time for all disunity must cease among my faithful little ones. Now must be the time when all whose hearts have been converted work together to cause the Father to allow my Immaculate Heart to triumph sooner.
Little children, you do not yet realize the utter weakness of your faith, because for many of you God does not exist, and those who have been given the true faith to believe in the True Presence of my Divine Son no longer cherish this grace, nor realize that by your disbelief you have gone far away from my Divine Son.
The offenses against God mount daily. On every lip is heard blasphemy, not praise and adoration. On every continent my messages are scorned and persecuted and my motherly words fall on deaf ears.
I solemnly tell you, dear children, that even now the Father gives you signs as warnings. Lands are flooded and in constant danger of more natural disasters. Many are affected, but your faith is so weak you refuse to see and understand God's warning hand.
Therefore, these disasters shall not only continue but increase, signaling the coming end of my apparitions among you.
Heed my words and pray for unity of mind and heart through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Pray and return all reverence to my Divine Son, especially in the Blessed Sacrament. Woe to all who refuse to allow reverence to be given Him, your Savior, Redeemer and God. When I am no longer among you in this extraordinary way, only where the True Presence is preserved and honored shall my faithful ones hear the voice of my Divine Son and be guided in all their deeds and words.
To all the world I solemnly tell you: The day of Divine Justice is upon the horizon! Abandon the sinful world. Consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through my Immaculate Heart. Be of great faith and trust and fear nothing.
Wait, watch and pray. Be humble obedient children, for that will keep you safe in the refuge of my Son's Sacred Heart.
I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!
But I solemnly tell you this is the great false peace which I warned about, even at LaSalette. Now there are many gathered beneath my Immaculate Mantle who have grown bored, some have become skeptical and through them disunity reigns. This is why I weep, dear children. So many, yes, even my beloved priest-sons, no longer are possessed by the Holy Spirit and have turned aside from my messages.
Dear children, I am calling each of you back to my Divine Son. Therefore, in this month pray especially to the Holy Spirit that you may be filled with Him, possessed fully by Him that you may remain steadfast in your conversion of heart. Pray for unity of mind and heart through the grace of the Holy Spirit. You must form Eucharistic communities and live in the manner of the first Christians. Without such unity, you will be swallowed up in the coming events.
Do not be cold and proud, but humble, simple, obedient children of God. Let no earthly thing distract you, holding you hostage to the evil one. Rather, abandon yourselves to God and live only in His Peace.
Know my time among you comes to an end. Therefore, pray! Pray! Pray! I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!