Just as Our Lady of Guadalupe converted an entire country to God through a simple man’s obedience of bringing roses to his bishop and the bishop believing…
Just as Our Lady of Lourdes’ miraculous waters have cured thousands through a simple girl’s humble obedience to look foolish as she dug and tried to drink the resulting muddy water …
Just as 70,000 came to witness the miracle that Our Lady promised to take place — coming in humble faith and trust — regardless of threats of violence, false reports propagated by evil men — they walked for days — most without shelter or food, drenched and cold in the midst of fierce rain and storms. Yet, they witnessed the sun dancing in the sky…
We now seek to follow Our Lady of America’s directives to heal our land and obtain the miracles of grace she promised.
In each of the interventions of Our Blessed Mother listed above, Mary asked for a shrine to be built in her honor. When she came as Our Lady of America in 1954, she rejoiced that a shrine was already being built as an act of love for her and her Son! Thus, all she asked was that her statue, as Our Lady of America, be processed by the Bishops of America into the Shrine and placed there in her honor.
(This Shrine is now known as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and is located in Washington, DC.)
She promised that if her statue was placed in the Shrine it would be a special safeguard for our nation.
She also promised, when her request was fulfilled, that the Shrine would become a place of enormous grace, “a place of wonders,” a place from which:
“Greater miracles than those granted at Lourdes and Fatima would be granted here in America, the United Stares in particular, if we would do as She desires.”
“I promise to reward their love by working through the power of my Son’s Heart and my Immaculate Heart miracles of grace among them. I do not promise miracles of the body, but of the soul.”
In this time of unequaled sin and corruption in both our nation and in our Church, our only hope is Divine Intervention!
Now is the time for Our Blessed Mother’s request to be fulfilled.
Our own plans, agendas, timelines must hold sway to the plans of God.
No matter if they make little sense to us or seem ridiculously inadequate or untimely, we are called upon to simply believe and obey them.
“For the ways of God are not the ways of men.”
If we do as Our Lady requests, perhaps we will see the wonder:
- of millions of conversions like that of Mexico,
- or thousands of healings like that of Lourdes,
- or extraordinary signs and wonders that led tens of thousands to faith like that in Fatima…
Or, instead, we will see far greater miracles than these — for that is what she promised.
On the other hand, if we do not obey her requests, she warned us:
“My dear children, either you will do as I desire and reform your lives, or God Himself will need to cleanse you in the fires of untold punishment.”
“…Oh, if you knew the punishments I am holding back from you by my pleading and intercession on your behalf!”
“Will you do as I wish at last, my children?”
“I come again to warn and to plead. Oh, penance, penance! How little my children understand it! They give me many words, but sacrifice themselves they will not. It is not me they love but themselves. Oh, what blindness, sweet child, what blindness! How it pierces my heart!”
“See, I weep, but my children show me no compassion. They behold the sword in my heart but will make no move to withdraw it. I give them love; they give me only ingratitude.”
“Weep, then, dear child, weep with your Mother over the sins of men. Intercede with me before the throne of mercy, for sin is overwhelming the world and punishment is not far away.”
“My Immaculate Heart will win in the end, and the Spirit of Christ will dwell in the hearts of men. Those in whom this Spirit is not found will be condemned to eternal hell-fire.”
Our Lady’s messages have been given especially to our country “for such a time as this.” Our only proper response, therefore, is to heed them.
One way of doing so is to ask our bishops to fulfill Our Blessed Mother’s request to have her statue and the Eucharist processed into and honored in the National Shrine.
What a tangible witness to the faithful and the world that the Bishops are united in their desire for reform, penance and mortification that are an essential part of Our Lady’s messages!
What a powerful sign, also, of their humility, obedience and prayerful confidence in Mary’s intercession, as they join her in praying for purity in our nation and in the Church!
Lastly, as we petition, pray and wait for our Bishops’ response — may we, too, choose to live Our Mother’s call by reforming our lives through purity, penance and sacrifice, praying:
“By thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil.”
Cardinal Burke affirmed the Church’s approval of Our Lady of America in a letter written to the U.S. Catholic Bishops in 2007, in which he stated:
“… the devotion was both approved by Archbishop Leibold and, what is more, was actively promoted by him. In addition, over the years, other Bishops have approved the devotion and have participated in public devotion to the Mother of God, under the title of Our Lady of America.”
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