Testimony of Fr. Lorenzo Ma. Guerrero, S.J.
I, Fr. Lorenzo Ma. Guerrero, S.J., of legal age, residing in Sta. Ana Manila, after being sworn to upon oath, depose and state:
- That the Philippines Catholic Hierarchy issued the following Official Statement in the year 1951: “We, the undersigned Archbishops and Bishops, constituting for the purpose a special Commission, having attentively examined and reviewed the evidence and testimonies collected in the course of repeated, long and careful investigations, have reached the unanimous conclusion and hereby officially declare that the above mentioned evidence and testimonies exclude any supernatural intervention in the reported extraordinary happenings … including the shower of petals … at the Carmel of Lipa” Manila, April 6, 1951 (Signed) Gabriel M. Reyes … Archbishop of Manila (Signed) Cesar M. Guerrero … Bishop of San Fernando (Signed) Mariano Madriaga … Bishop of Lingayen (Signed) Rufino Santos … Apostolic Administrator of Lipa (Signed) Juan Sison … Auxiliary Bishop of Nueva Sergovia (Vincente P. Reyes … Auxiliary Bishop of Manila
- That while my uncle, Bishop Cesar Guerro, was still alive, I heard from his lips that he signed the above Official statement under duress.
- That the said Bishop had expressed his personal belief in the fact of the apparitions of Our Lady Mediatrix of All grace in the Carmelite Convent of Lipa during the year of 1948.
In witness whereof, I hereunto sign this sworn statement this 11th day of February, 1990 in the City of Manila, Philippines.
(Signed) Lorenzo Ma. Guerrero, S.J.
H. Mandadero Amelia Kison
According to Ms. June Keithley, Philippine Television Anchor and author of the book ‘Lipa’, a source testifies that Bishop Patrick Shanley of Isabela (sic Infanta) was reportedly so disgusted by the conduct of the investigation and the manner in which certain church officials influenced the outcome of the verdict … that …
in a fit of anger, he denounced the proceedings and revealed that the bishops had been forced to sign the verdict by the papal nuncio ( Monsignor egidio Vagnozzi … Apostolic Delegate to the Philippines 1949-51, then Apostolic nuncio 1951-1958) … upon the pain of excommunication.
“Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, Archbishop Emeritus of Cebu, had written to the Philippine bishops that: ” On October 17, 1949, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace, in her 1949 apparitions to Teresita Castillo, has revealed the following secret as it was given to the seer Sister Teresita Castillo” :
“Pray hard for China’s dream is to invade the whole world. The Philippines is one of its favorites. Money is the evil force that will lead the people of the world to destruction..”
The ping pong game between the Lipa apparitions and the Holy See have been playing out for 70 some years. Despite the raining of innumerable rose petals upon thousands of pilgrims and their testimony of heavy floral fragrances from the petals and of how they fell … slowly drifting from side to side, despite the wind blowing. Rose petals with holy images finely etched upon them such as no human hand could ever do showered thousands of pilgrims. They even fell on a Bishop. .
Mary, at Lipa, identified herself with these words to Teresita Castillo: “I am Mary, Mediatrix of All grace”
The Importance of the Lipa Apparitions is Huge
The story of Lipa is huge in importance ! The bellicose actions of China in the South Sea which are ongoing with the building of militarily fortified islands on reefs, which gives them easy access to the Philippine islands. China has changed the map of the area, showing that they own more than previously. They say that the map has always been that way. “China’s nine dash line (the tongue of the dragon) reaches deep into the South China Sea regardless of neutral international waters.” https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/South-China=Sea-political-map.htm
“As Mary said “their dream is to invade the whole world.”
During September 2015, Archbishop Ramon Arguelles “released an official statement declaring the Lipa apparitions worthy of belief and exhibiting supernatural character.” The Manilla Times Feb. 4 2017
This approval was over ruled by the Congregation For the Doctrine of the Faith, according to the Manilla Times article. They even called the apparitions a “hoax”
There is a thread present in Vatican II documents which give light to the ping pong game which the Vatican plays with the Lipa apparitions. That is that there is an aversion to Mary’s requests and it seems to be that some think it would offend our separated brethren.
They do not like this title: “I am Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace.” It would certainly dampen the spirit of the new ecumenism which actually has been declared a heresy by some Popes …
It is heartbreaking to read of the persecution which the Carmelite Sisters endured because of this apparition of Mary to one of them.
At The Vatican II Council the Title Was Discussed and Cast Aside
The Council members wrangled about this title: According to the report of Father George H. Tavard, official consultor for the Second Vatican Council, and a member of the U.S. bishops’ press panel in Rome:
“As several speakers have pointed out, the term “Mediatrix” as applied to Mary is incompatible with the teaching of St. Paul. ‘As there is only one God, so there only one Mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ, who gave himself as a ransom for all.” (Tim., 2:5-6) Cardinal Bea
“Several Cardinals and Bishops, some of them speaking in the name of a large number of their colleagues, have asked for the total removal of the word “Mediatrix” from the schema. Others, on the contrary, have insisted that it be kept, and, if possible, reinforced.
Drawing from Father Tavard’s notes, it was stated that “It is of course impossible to conceive that all graces without exception must come through Mary. The grace of God was already given in the Old Testament before she was born. And Mary herself received grace of which surely she could not be the “Mediatrix ” in her own favor.
Would This Title Have Conflicted With the Road to Ecumenism Being Built at the Council? Yes!
Apparently the title of Mary Mediatrix. which would be called the Fifth Marian Dogma if ever a Pope declares it, is a troublesome matter to ‘progressivists’ because of the new outreach of the Catholic Church, called Ecumenism. Our separated brethren carry a distress in their hearts about Our Lady. Not all of them. Most of them that I have spoken to.
According to Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos: “Let the separated brethren return to the Apostolic See.” Ecumenism is regarded as a heresy by some, including Pope Pius XI in this encyclical Mortalium Animus.
Mary Is the Only Creature Created Without Original Sin Since Adam and Eve
Mary received grace when her soul was conceived by God. She is the Immaculate Conception. “Nature’s solitary boast” (Shakespeare) The original stain was never in her.
In the apparition of Mary to Sister Catherine Laboure, Mary extended her arms towards the earth and rays of light poured out from her fingers. Mary said “these rays symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them” The ball she is standing upon is the earth. Where did she get the graces flowing from her hands? God gave them to her! That makes her a ‘Mediatrix’
Oh ! What graces we could have in this darkening world if the requests of our heavenly Queen were met!
Like These Unfulfilled Requests of Mary
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The title of ‘Mary Mediatrix of All Grace’… “My Son will give me anything I ask for” (Pellevoisin apparitions to Estelle Faguette resulting in the scapular of The Sacred Heart being given to the Church and accepted by Pope Leo XIII … a prelude to her request for the title of Mary Mediatrix?
And lastly but not least … the placing of the statue of Our Lady of America in our National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., where people would come to see her image and pray.
She asked for this too!
My awesome, wonderfully talented choir, thought I was rigid in distancing myself from this revolutionary music. Now I’m thoroughly depressed about the fact that I stayed for ten years as organist for the Novus Ordo Church.
Sing a New Church (sung to “Nettleton,” the melody for “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”)
~Delores Dufner, OSB
Summoned by the God who made us
rich in our diversity
Gathered in the name of Jesus,
richer still in unity.
Refrain: Let us bring the gifts that differ
and, in splendid, varied ways,
sing a new Church into being,
one in faith and love and praise.
Radiant risen from the water,
robed in holiness and light,
male and female in God’s image,
male and female, God’s delight.
Trust the goodness of creation;
trust the Spirit strong within.
Dare to dream the vision promised,
sprung from seed of what has been.
Bring the hopes of every nation;
bring the art of every race.
Weave a song of peace and justice;
let it sound through time and space.
Draw together at one table,
all the human family;
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Approval: In 1982, both Bishop Bosco M. Vivas Robelo, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Managua and Bishop Pablo Antonio V and ega M., Prelate Bishop of Juigalpa (the diocese where the apparitions took place) released statements positively affirming the apparitions.
1982 Bishop Bosco M. Vivas Robelo, authorizes the publication of the narration of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Cuapa.
A Word From Mons. Pablo Antonio Vega M. Prelate Bishop of Juigalpa November 13, 1982
“The report that we present retains the accurate content and language used by the individual who received the visions.
For our part, we are surprised at the emphasis that is given to the responsibilities that weigh on man in his duty to “make peace” and “to construct the world. This is a religious emphasis that is not typical of popularreligion, which more than likely leaves it all up to God.
We hope that the report which we present will serve as an invitation to reflect on the social obligations that very often are largely forgotten by many of our Christians.
My Personal Comments and The Story of Bernardo Martinez, the Seer of Cuapa:
Three things struck me forcibly about these apparitions:
First was that each time Our Lady appeared to Bernardo, it was preceded by two flashes of lightning. Ditto her apparitions at Fatima, and, I think, Garabandal.
Second was Our Lady’s special message to Bernardo: “If you want peace, you must make peace.”
I wondered whether that message, so different from all of Our Lady’s other messages, was specifically for Nicaragua, or for the whole world.
Certainly it is appropriate to both, but may be aimed more so at Nicaragua because of its long-time ‘addiction/ to violence, war and upheaval.
Way back when Nicaragua first gained its independence form the Spanish Crown in 1821, every few years seemed to see some battles developing, either with external or internal forces. Probably the most hofficic and brutal being the clashes between the Sandinista and the Contras c.1980, which cost many political assassinations, 60,000 lives, 178 billion dollars and destroyed the Nicaraguan infrastructure and economy … and the hopes of the people.
Third … is of absolutely terrifying importance. Our Lady refers to “The Third World War.” She doesn’t refer to “A” Third World War. She refers to “THE” Third World War. At Fatima she warned of a second World War, at a time when this was completely unthinkable, and it happened just when she said it would. She didn’t give a date for THE Third World War, but my using the word “THE” she definately indicated that this WOULD happen,less we change and do as she asks. So see how vitally important the daily Rosary and the First Five Saturday devotions are – they are not just pious requests – they are absolutely essential if we wish to avoid THE Third World War.
Nicaragua and Cuapa
Nicaragua is one of the largest countries in Central America, nestled between Honduras and Costa Rica on the relatively narrow strip of land running between mexico and South America. The capital Managua was destroyed by a violent earthquake on Dec. 23, 1972
Three -quarters of Nicaragua’s population are mestizo, a mixture of White and Indian, with aobut 0ne-tenth of the population classed as white. Most of the workers are engaged in Agriculture – cotton, coffee, and beef cattle.
Cuapa is a small village, latitude 12 15’0″N’ longitude 85 22″ 60″W, some kilometres east of Lake Managua.
The story starts as bar back as 1880, when Father Andres Rongier SJ, a Jesuit missionary from Mexico prophesied that one day cuapa would become a famous site of a Marian apparition.
Bernardo Martinez, when he was still a teenager, fell in love with a particular statue of the blessed Virgin Mary in the church at Juigalpa. Learning that it was to be replaced by a new one, he organized a collection, bought the statue and paid for it and transported it over a rough and bumpy road on the back of a donkey from Juigalpa to Cuapa, and had i it installed in the church there.
On April 15, 1980 Bernardo discovered that the statue was supernaturally lighting up on its own. He told a few people about it, but they laughed at him.
On May 8, 1980, the Virgin Mary appeared to him, dressed in white, similar to the beloved statue, and asked for the daily recitation of the Rosary with biblical citations, and to have the Five First Saturday devotions renewed.
She also warned of future sufferings for Nicaragua if the people did not change. She told Bernardo to spread her messages, but he decided to keep quiet about it for fear of being further ridiculed.
Let Bernardo tell you himself in his own words about the first encounter:
The First Vision
“Early in May I felt sad because of financial problems, employment problems, and even spiritual problems. And I felt bored, had even said in the morning that I wished to die. I didn’t want to exist. I had worked a great deal for the people of the town and i could see that they did not appreciate anything. I had no desire to continue forward.”
“In the chapel I swept … I removed the dust … I washed the altar cloths and albs ”’ and for this very same thing I was scorned, I was called a fool. Even my own family, my blood brothers, would say that I did not prosper financially because of my involvement with things at the sacristy.
I have been a sacristan but without earning any money for this. I began to work in the house of God since I was able to use the dustcloth and broom … I was at the time very small. I have done it because in that way I serve the Lord. At any rate, now in Cuapa everything was changed, because sweeping the chapel is an honor. It is now an honor !! the altar cloths are washed in the blink of an eye; before you are able to notice they are washed and ironed.
Returning to how I was feeling in the early days of May, I hardly slept on the night of the seventh. All night I felt ver hot and feeling this heat I got up. I ate something and said to myself: “I will go to the river to fish so that I will feel cool and more tranzuil. I left early in the morning witha sack and a machete. I went to the river … and I felt happy …content … in a pleasant environment. And I did not remember anything. When it was twelve noonI did not want to leave because I felt tranquil … joy … and I felt no hunger. At one it rained and I went to the base of the tree; I started to pray the Rosary.
As the rain was stopping I was finishing the Rosary. I was all wet, my clothes all soaked. I collected the fish which were in the sand, put them in a sack, and went to a mango tree to see if the fruit was ripe. I then went to a hill to cut a branch to gather coyoles. Immediately after, I went to a jocote tree to pici jocotes. I then thought it must be late. I looked at the sun because I do not have a watch. For us in the country, the sun is our clock, where we read the time. It was three o’clock in the afternoon. The hours had been like minutes. I said to myself: “It is late.” I remembered that I had to feed the animals and then go to town to pray the Rosary with the people at five.
I left, then, walking from the jocotes in the direction of the coyote trees, when suddenly I saw a lightning flash. I though and said to myself: “It is going to rain.” But I became filled with wonder because I did not see from where the lightning had come. I stopped but could see nothing: no signs of rain.
Afterwards I went over near a place where there are some rocks. I walked about six or seven steps. Than was when I saw another lightning flash, but that was to open my vision and she presented herself. I was then wondering whether this could be something bad, whether it was the same statue as in the chapel … But I saw that she blinked … that she was beautiful … the pile of rocks was … she remained … as if … thecloud … as covered with Jaragua grass. And there was a little Norisco tree over the rocks and over that tree was the cloud. That is how high the cloud was. It was extremely white and it radiated in all directions … rays of light with the sun. On the cloud were the feet of a very beautiful lady.
Her feet were bare. The dress was long and white. She had a celestial cord around the waist. Long sleeves. Covering her was a veil of a pale cream color with gold embroidery along the edge. Her hands were held together over her breast. It looked like the statue of the Virgin of fatima.
I was immobile. I had no inclination to run to yell. I felt no fear. I was surprised. I thought and said: “What am I seeing? … Could it be the same statue of the Virgin that they … brought and placed here for me … the statue from the chapel … is it in order to play a joke on me because I said I saw it illuminated … is it a trick? But no! Iwould have seen them carrying it.” I then passed my hand over my face because I thought that what I saw was a drream. And I said: “Could it be that I am asleep, but I have not tripped over anything.”
And when I removed my hands from my face I saw that she had human skin and that her eyes moved and she blinked. I then said, in my thoughts because I could not move my tongue … I said: “She is alive … she is not a statue ! She is alive!”
My mind was the only thing that I could move. I felt numb, my lower jaw stiff and my tongue as if asleep: everything immobilized, as I said, only the ideas moved in my head. I was in those thoughts when she extended here arms … like the Miraculous Medal which I never had seen, but which later was shown to me. She extended her arms and from her hands emanated rays of light stronger than the sun … she was … she rested up high and the rays that came from her hands touched my breast. When she gave out her light is when I became encouraged to speak, because it was I who spoke to her first … when she gave out the light I was able to move my tongue, although somewhat stammering.
I said to her: “What is your name?” She answered me with the sweetest voice I have ever heard in amy woman, not even in persons who speak softly. She answered me and said that her name is Mary. I saw the way she moved her lips. I then siad: “She is alive! She spoke! She has answered my question!” I could see that we could enter into a conversation, that I could speak with her. I asked her, then, where she came from.
She told me with the same sweetness: “I come from heaven, I am the Mother of Jesus.”
At hearing this I immediately asked her … remembering what the priest had told me … I asked her: “What is it you want?”
She answered me: “I want the Rosary to be prayed every day.”
I then interrupted and said to her: “Yes, we are praying it … the priest brought us the intentions of the San Francisco parish so that we could unite ourselves with them.”
She told me … “I want it to be prayed permanently, within the family … including the children old enough to understand … to be prayed at a set hour when there are not problems with the work in the house.”
She told me that the Lord does not like prayers we make in a rush or mechanically. Because of that she recommended praying of the Rosary with the reading of biblical citations and that we put into practice the word of God. When I heard this I thoght and said: “How is this?” because I did not know the Rosary was biblical.
That is why I asked her and said: “Where are the biblical citations?”
She told me to look for them in the Bible and continued saying:
“Love each other. Comply with your obligations.
Don’t ask Our Lord for peace because if you do not make it there will be not peace…
Renew the five First Saturdays. You received many graces when all of you did this”
“Before the war we used to do this. We went to Confession and Communion every First Saturday of the month … but since the Lord already had freed us from the shedding of blood in Cuapua(1980) we no longer continued this practice.
Then she said: “Nicaragua has suffered much since the earthquake (1972). She is threatened with even more suffering.She will continue to suffer if you don’t change.” And after a brief pause, she said::
“Pray, pray, my son. Pray the Rosary for all the world. Tell believers and non-believers that the world is threatened by grave dangers. I ask the Lord to appease His justice, but, if you don’t change, you will hasten the arrival of the Third World War.”
These continuing messages and the story as written by by Mons. Pablo Antonio Vega Prelate Bishop of Juilguapa can be found on:
Sept. 9, 2019 Managua, Nicaragua. Demonstrators take part in a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s government. With increasing concerns worldwide about human rights violations in Nicaragua, a Vatican representative has called for an immediate return to negotiations and a rollout of reforms necessary to hold “free and transparent elections” there. (Credit: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters via CNS)
The SocioPolitical Situation in Nicaragua continues to worsen … as it has in Venezuela where Socialism Communistic dictators hold sway. Just as Our Lady promised. We have the free will to change the world if we divert our attention to the messages of Mary and the good priests who will help us to discern … such as the Bishops in Nicaragua who did such a splendid job with this apparition, even writing the story and the messages.
Viva Cristo Rey! Thank you, your Excellencies!
Cardinal Pell was Framed !! Here’s the proof all laid out by a highly lettered Australian Barrister. Thank you.
Anyone tempted to believe George Pell did what he was convicted of doing should read first themajority judgmentof the Court of Appeal majority (“Judgment”), next the fuller transcript of the complainant’s allegations that is given in paras. 415-55 of the dissenting judgment (“Dissent”), and then the Wikipedia account (with numerous links) ofOperation Midland.If you take this short tour, you will see the Judgment fall apart under your eyes.
The Judgment’s sequencing (Falsity, Improbability, Impossibility) reverses the rational order of treatment. Its handling of Archbishop Pell’s alibi defence concludes abruptly in para. 143 by placing the onus of proof exactly where the law…
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