Communist Concentration Camps Albania 1951: A CIA Document

The Documentary: ‘Prison Nation Albania 1943-1990’ Can Be Viewed At The End of This History … Bottom of Page


“In addition to 18 prisons, there are 12 known concentration camps in Albania, located in Tepelete, Beden Maliz, Berat, Vrma Suti, Tropoje, Krule, Villjas, (Vile?  Vilash?), Shkoder, Himare, Korce, and Isul.

There are 3,600 internees in the Telelene camp, which was established in the beginning of 1949 and is the oldest and largest in Albania, and 2,000 in the Beden camp in Kavaje.  About 70 percent of the internees in Telelene are women and children.  The highest death rate is among the children.  The following (Xherxhe?) from Koplik, the small child of Zef Mirasa from Bajze, the year old son of Fran Hasa from Bajze, two children of Prenash Djerdje (Xherzhe?) from Ljohe, and the three children of Djuste )Xhuste?) Gora, who were 10 years, years, and 6 months old.

The camp commandant is Lt. Dzafar (Xhafar?) Pegaci.  He is an ignorant villain and tyrant who has forcibly raped young…

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Our Lady of the Pilar: The First Apparition of Our Lady Ever : To St. James the Apostle

Our Lady of the Pilar Basilica Church in Zaragoza, Spain, goes back to the earliest years of Christianity (Lori Erickson photos)

This is a narrative about Our Lady’s first apparition in history. It is accredited due to the fact that a Basilica has been built and there have been numerous astounding cures. During the Civil War in Spain, in the 1930’s, two aerial bombs were dropped on the shrine church, but neither exploded. Those bombs now hang on the shrine wall. Our Lady was still alive, living in Palestine, when she appeared to St. James, who was discouraged about a lack of converts in Spain. Jesus had been dead only seven years!

By Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.

“On January 2, 40 A.D.., the Apostle St. James, the Elder, brother of St. John, sat tired and disappointed by the bank of the Elbo River in what is now Zaragosa, Spain. The people of the Roman province of Hispania (Spain/Iberian Peninsula) were not open and receptive to the Good news of Jesus and St. James was ready to give up his efforts to evangelize them. On that January day the Blessed Virgin appeared to James atop a column or pillar of stone. With encouraging words , she assured him that the people of Hispania would become Christians and that their faith would be as strong and durable as the pillar on which she stood. To remember the visit and promise of the Virgin Mary, the first Marian shrine was built around the pillar.

The pillar was made of jasper to mark the spot where she had made her appearance.

And James began to convert the pagans of early Spain.

Neither natural nor religious reasoning have been able to discredit the story of Mary of the Pillar. Blessed Anna Catherine Emmerich, German Augustinian stigmatist and visionary of the early 19th century, describes the event in rich detail in chapter 14 of ‘The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

A Most Incredible Miracle From Lori Erickson Spiritual Travels

“A poor beggar named Miguel Juan Pellicer from the town of Calanda, was unable to work because of an amputated leg. He had a great devotion to the shrine and frequently went there for help. The Virgin Mary answered his prayers by restoring his missing leg. After the word spread about this miracle, the number of pilgrims to the Church greatly increased.

Multiple church structures have occupied the site, each one larger than the one it replaced. Today, the Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, as it is formally known, includes 11 brightly tiled domes and is the second biggest church in Spain. Only the Cathedral in Seville is larger. Construction was begun in 1681 under the direction of King Charles ll.

View From the Ebro River where St. James sat worrying
Parts of its interior date back even before 1681. The magnificent main altar of alabaster was designed by Damian Forment in the fifteenth century. Two of the frescos that line its domes were painted by Goya, the famous eighteenth century Spanish artist who was born in the nearby village of Fuendetodos.

Devotion to Mary, “Mother of All The Living”

Read of Beautiful Ever Virgin Mary here and your heart will be uplifted.

Littlest Souls

“Think of My Mother, whom I have given to be your mother also.” – Jesus to Sr. Mary of the Trinity

On Calvary, Jesus gave me all men for my sons; come then, for you are my child… O how I love to think of Him as He bequeathed those souls to me.” – Our Lady to Sr. Josefa Menendez

“It was there, at the foot of the Cross, that Mary saw My Church born, that she accepted in her heart in the person of St. John all the priests in place of Me, and further, to be the Mother of all mankind” – Jesus to Conchita (Diary, April 8, 1928).

And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. (Luke 1:28)

Do you have a devotion to Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary?…

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Pentecost: From the Visions of Mary of Agreda

The Queen of the angels, most holy Mary, knew the time for the sending of the Holy Ghost upon the apostolic college. Fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus she gathered the apostles, the disciples, and pious women numbering 120, to pray more fervently for the hour was at hand.

At the third hour (nine o’clock), when all of them were gathered , the air resounded with a tremendous thunder and the blowing of a violent wind mixed with the brightness of fire or lightning centered upon the house of the Cenacle.. It was enveloped in light and the divine fire was poured out over all that holy gathering (Acts 2:2)

Over the heads of each of the hundred and twenty gathered there, appeared a tongue of that same fire in which the Holy Ghost had come, filling each one with divine influences and heavenly gifts and causing at one and the same time the most diverse and contrary effects within the Cenacle and in the whole of Jerusalem, according to the diversity of the persons affected.

In the most holy Virgin, these effects were divine. The purest Lady was transformed and exalted in God and for a short time she enjoyed the beatific vision of the Divinity. The Blessed Trinity was so pleased with the conduct of Mary on this occasion, that It considered fully repaid and compensated for having created the world. In this exalted and blessed spouse were renewed all the gifts and graces of the Holy Ghost.

The twelve apostles were confirmed in this sanctifying grace and were never to lose it. Into all were infused the habits of the seven gifts:

Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Piety, Fortitude, Fear of the Lord.

In this magnificent blessing the twelve apostles were created fit ministers of the New Testament and founders of the Evangelical Church for the whole world.

The sacred text of St. Luke says that the Holy Ghost filled the whole house in which this happy congregation was gathered with great light and splendor.

This overflowed and communicated itself to the inhabitants of Jerusalem who had been present at the Passion and Death of Jesus.

All those who with some piety had compassioned Our Savior Jesus during His Passion and death, feeling sorrow for His most bitter torments and reverencing His Sacred Person, were interiorly lighted with new lights and grace which disposed them afterwards to accept the doctrine of the Apostles.

Those that were converted by the first sermon of St. Peter, are those who, by their compassion and sorrow at the death of the Lord, had merited for themselves this great blessing.

Others of the just, who were in Jerusalem outside of the Cenacle, also felt great interior consolations by which they were moved and predisposed by new effects of grace wrought in each one proportionately by the Holy Ghost.

By the dreadful thunders and the violent commotion of the atmosphere on that day, accompanying His advent, He disturbed and terrified the enemies of the Lord in that city … each one according to his own malice and perfidy.

This chastisement was particularly evident in those who had signalized themselves in their rabid fury against Him. All these fell to the ground on their faces and remained there for three hours.

Those who had scourged the Lord were suddenly choked in their own blood, which shot forth from their veins in punishment for shedding that of the Master.

The audacious servant, who had buffeted the Lord, not only suddenly died, but was hurled into hell body and soul.

These chastisements became notorious in Jerusalem although the pharisees diligently sought to cover them up, just as they had tried to cover the Resurrection of the Savior.

As these events, however, were not so important, neither the Apostles nor the Evangelists wrote about them, and in the confusion of the city the multitude soon forgot them.

The Mystical City of God : Venerable Mary of Agreda

About This Book

The above article was taken from the Mystical City of God by Sister Mary of Agreda (1602-1665) This is a monumental four volume 2,676 page history of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as revealed by Our Lady to this 17th century Spanish nun. Venerable Mary saw in ecstasy all the events recorded here. Later Our Lady told her to write them down in a book.

The Mystical City of God, the four volumes, have been acclaimed by Popes, Cardinals and theologians. It has inspired the clergy and laity for over 300 years and has gone into sixty editions in various languages.

These volumes also contain information about creation of the world, the meaning of the Apocalypse, Lucifer’s rebellion, the location of Hell, the hidden life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, intimate details about Our Lord’s life, the hidden life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, intimate details about Our Lord’s life, and many other enthralling topics.