by Wilmott G. Brown

Twenty Fourth Installment

Chapter Six: Comparisons - part two

INTRODUCTION:    In the inspiring book "The Significance of Lourdes, Fatima, and Medjugorje as explained in Scripture" the author Wilmott G. Brown masterfully reveals the Holy Trinity's plan in these latter times as outlined in Sacred Scripture and the role the Blessed Virgin Mary plays in this scenario. Wilmott's writings provide new insight on Biblical revelation that cannot help but inspire the reader. As the Preface explains, the work "delves into the meaning behind the many apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the last two centuries." Mr. Brown covers both Old Testament and New Testament passages to better reveal the necessary tableau unfolding as we near the end of the second millennium. It is an excellent reference which pinpoints Scriptural passages that confirm Our Lady's vital role in preparing all God's children for the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart which will usher in the glorious Reign of her Divine Son's Sacred Heart. Wilmott has chosen the masterful 15th century painting of the Transfiguration by Raphael Sanzio which capsulizes the ultimate meaning of Mary's messages and how these events relate to Scripture. In this twenty fourth installment, we present the second part of chapter six on the comparisons of Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje.

Chapter Six: Comparisons - part two

     The Carmelite order is based upon the prophet Elijah and Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Remember both Mary and Elijah were assumed into Heaven; see 2 Kings 2: 11. Some of the Carmelite saints include Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, and Saint Simon Stock. Amazingly, OUr Lady once appeared to Saint Peter Thomas and said, "The order of Carmel is destined to endure until the end of the world for Elijah, the first patron of the Order, asked this of my Son at the transfiguration," as John Haffert wrote in his book Mary in her Scapular Promise. You can participate in the spirit of this Order, by wearing the brown scapular, which was given to Saint Simon Stock.

     Consequently, as stated in Malachi 3: 23-24, Elijah or the spirit of Elijah will be sent before the coming of the Lord. For the first coming of Jesus, John the Baptist came in the spirit and power of Elijah; now in these apparitions, the Blessed Virgin Mary has appeared in the spirit and power of Elijah to fulfill prophecy and indicate that the second coming of Jesus Christ in glory is near. How near, only God the Father knows the exact time of His coming. Therefore, we are in the latter times or the end time and have covered these prophecies of the end times by various saints over the centuries in earlier installments. Next week we will discuss the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel.

NEXT WEEK: Chapter Six Comparisons - part three

November 26, 1997 volume 8, no. 39    DAILY CATHOLIC -
The Significance of Lourdes, Fatima, and Medjugorje as explained in Scripture