Our Blessed Mother's appearances as "Mary, Virgin and Mother of
Reconciliation of All People" on a small farm or finca in Betania,
Venezuela are truly the will of Almighty God, as expressed through the
apparitions and messages to visionary Maria Esperanza de Bianchini. These
apparitions, approved by the Church in 1987, follow in the same vein as
Guadalupe, LaSalette, Lourdes, Knock, Fatima, Beauraing, and Banneaux.
However, the Apparitions in Betania are the first ever to be approved while
Our Lady's visits are still on-going.
If ever an apparition was destined to occur, it was Betania, Venezuela.
From the visionary Maria Esperanza to the name of the Apparition site which
means "Bethany", God has carefully prepared His children for this special
mission of Mercy He is bestowing on the entire world be sending His Blessed
Mother with the message of Reconciliation.
Just as Jesus took refuge at the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus in Bethany, so also Betania serves as a modern-day "refuge" for sinners to
come and be cleansed of their sins through the intercession of Mary, Virgin
and Mother of Reconciliation of All People and Nations, who leads us all
back to her Divine Son by means of the messages, Sacred Scripture and the
Sacraments - primarily the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and
Our Lady has said that all who come to Betania receive the fullness of
grace as at the moment of their Baptism and this grace extends to all
members of their families on both sides regardless of where they reside.
What they do with that grace is up to them for man has a free-will, but
God, in His Mercy, is providing all the necessary blessings to bring them
back to His Light through those intercessors who go to Betania in sincere,
continuous prayer for family members. Maria has reiterated numerous times
the importance of family and God does hear our prayers. The results may
not be manifested in our time, but always in "God's time."
Our Lady is said to appear on weekends and her major feast days which are
the feasts of the Presentation on February 2, the Annunciation on March 25,
Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16, the
Assumption on August 15, Our Lady of Pilar in Zaragoza, Spain on October
12, and the Immaculate Conception on December 8. While these are beautiful
times to go, it is recommended one goes also when it is not as crowded in
order to capture the serenity of this special place God has chosen from all
Our Blessed Mother's messages in Betania incorporate the messages of
LaSalette, Rue de Bac, Lourdes, Fatima, San Giovanni, Beauraing, Banneaux,
Garabandal, San Damiano, Akita, El Escorial in Spain, Medjugorje, San
Nicholas, Naju, Hrushiv, Ecuador, Ireland, and here in the United States
and Canada, as well as what the Vicar of Christ is exhorting. That is that
the messages are becoming ever more urgent. As a loving Mother she begs
and pleads and Maria, as a true mystic, knows only too well the seriousness
of her supplication.
In the next installment we shall meet Maria Bianchini Esperanza, the special visionary with many mystical graces who God has chosen to convey His Mother's vital messages to all His children as she beckons us to become her "Ambassadors of Reconciliation" part two Chosen and Destined by God.