The Apparitions at El Escorial, Spain - Sacrifice leads to Salvation
"By their fruits you shall know them.".
The courage and heroism displayed by Luz Amparo Cuevas on that May day in 1983 have
won for her the admiration and support of thousands of people who travel to
El Escorial for the apparition every first Saturday of the month. Ever
since she was first called by Our Lord in November and the ensuing
countless apparitions of the Blessed Mother during the past 17 plus years
Amparo believes that her function and mission (her Plan of Life, if you
will) is to help Jesus save souls through prayer, sacrifices and penance.
This has been frequently confirmed in the messages which she receives from
Our Blessed Mother and which are published monthly in Spanish and
disseminated. She prays and suffers very much, and yet when one sits down
to interview her, she communicates humility, simplicity, love, peace, and a
deep devotion to Our Blessed Mother and to her Suffering Savior.
Jesus has given her another mission - one which is designed to put the
theoretical aspects of the commandment to love one's neighbor into actual
practice. She has begun to care for one of the most abandoned most
neglected groups in our society: the elderly. There in El Escorial Amparo
has established a Home for the Elderly which provides living facilities for
up to twenty of the poorest of the destitute senior citizens (some of whom
can hardly walk), so that they can live the rest of their lives with honor,
dignity and love. She has also established another Home for the Elderly in
Soria with more in the planning. One of the beautiful aspects of this
project is that everyone who works at these Homes, and who come from every
walk in life have totally volunteered their time and talents.
In carrying out her twofold mission, saving souls and providing Homes for
the Elderly, Amparo Cuevas understands the full significance of Our Lady's
request: "I ask you for prayer, penance and sacrifice."
We have covered who the messenger is in these first four segments on the
Visions in El Escorial, Spain. Next installment we will begin to cover the messages
imparted to Amparo and how they relate to the whole world in Our Lady's
universal request to pray, do penance and sacrifice.
Next installment: Characteristics of the Messages .