Skip to comments.CATHOLIC CAUCUS: Japanese quake's epicenter located near [Akita] Marian apparition site
Posted on 03/12/2011 9:14:08 AM PST by GonzoII
Japanese quake's epicenter located near Marian apparition site
The shrine of Our Lady of Akita
.- The epicenter of the earthquake that caused a deadly March 11 tsunami is located near the site of an apparition in which Mary warned about a worldwide disaster that could afflict humanity.
Japanese church officials have confirmed that the Diocese of Sendai, in the north of the country, was hit hardest by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake the worst in Japanese history and the resulting 23-foot waves.
Hundreds of people have already been confirmed dead in the city of Sendai, located less than 90 miles away from the apparition site of Our Lady of Akita in the town of Yuzawa.
The city of Akita, which experienced fire damage and flooding along with many parts of northern Japan, is a place of veneration for Catholics.
In 1973, the Virgin Mary was said to have predicted a number of future events including natural disasters even more serious than Friday's earthquake and tsunami during three appearances to a Japanese religious sister, Sr. Agnes Sasagawa.
The purported appearances of the Virgin Mary in Japan were reviewed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 1988. During his time as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prior to his election as Pope Benedict XVI, he let stand the local bishops judgment that the apparitions and the messages were acceptable for the faithful.
The messages warned of chaos within the Church, and disasters which could afflict the world.
If men do not repent and better themselves, God the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity, Mary reportedly told Sr. Agnes. If will be a punishment greater than the (biblical) flood, such as never seen before.
Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful, she said. The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church, in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops.
Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.
Each day, recite the prayers of the Rosary, she told Sr. Agnes. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests.
Two years after the last message, the statue of the Virgin Mary in the chapel where the apparitions had occurred began to emit tears and drops of blood. The occurrence continued for more than six years.
Reports from Akita following Friday's earthquake indicate that the city received significantly less damage than other parts of northern Japan, despite its proximity to the epicenter. However, residents did report power outages, burst pipes, and fires.
Bishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi of Niigata, whose territory includes the Akita apparition site, is also the president of Caritas Japan, which will be working to assist victims of the earthquake and tsunami. The relief organization is accepting contributions to its emergency fund at www.caritas.org.
I made that fast last year..it was worth it.
Thanks for your humble invitation to this Caucus thread. I will endeavor to post fittingly in respect for your thread and your kind invite.
I’m not sure how to ping those on my ping list in a safe way but I will note here. So I won’t. They can see it on the link below.
I believe that Brian Kopp’s post is very timely and must be taken seriously. I believe that God in His mercy is using all manner of channels to alert us to what is seriously and very truly ahead.
This thread here can be used to discuss the above—actually—I’ll copy the OP and paste it into that thread so we can disturb the Caucus thread as minimally as possible.
QUAKE AND END TIMES RELATED THREADS.
MAY ALL OF GOOD HEART WITH A HEART TRULY AFTER GOD SEEK HIS FACE, HIS LOVE, HIS PROVISION, HIS SAFETY, HIS ARMS—COVERED IN THE SALVATION THAT ONLY THE BLOOD OF JESUS AFFORDS. MAY WE ALL KEEP OUR MINDS FIXED ON HIM AND THEREBY EXPERIENCE HIS PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING.
Thank you Dear Brother for posting this timely thread and for your vulnerable invitation of me to it.
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.
BLESSED BE THE WORD OF THE LORD.
BLESSED BE THE WAYS OF THE LORD.
I believe Akita is Church approved correct?
NO DISRESPECT BUT:In these times giving up an informative site and a way of communication to others; for lent is not wise...
Give up candy,coffee, your fav food.
The July 6, 1973 to September 13, 1981 miracles and visions of Sister Agnes Sasagawa Katsugo of the Community of the Servants of the Eucharist were approved by the local bishop in 1984.
Obviously, since I said "Pray for the consecration of Russia, I am saying that the apparition at Fatima is real.
As far as Akita, Sorry, I wasn't talking about Akita, when I said forget about these false apparitions (however, Akita has no message that we have to comply with like Fatima). I was talking about the Brazil "seer".
I’m having trouble getting your link to the The Real Third Secret to work.
Is anyone else having trouble with it?
Thank you for this post.
OK, thanks. I agree the Brazil "seer" and those like him should be avoided, as there is so much error in many non-Church approved private revelations. There is plenty in Church approved sites like Akita, Fatima, Lourdes, LaSallete and Guadalupe for us to study.
I personally have experienced spiritual events since praying the Divine Mercy for several years. Most about were people I knew who were at the hour of their sudden death. One so very specific just amazingly so. These became true. Then a national vision dream. One was about our Nation which ended with President Obama in a field with secret service around as he is looking up at Hostile Green Army clothed men parachuting onto this field. Thousands of men. It ended with him looking in horror and surprise. I saw the tea party and this revolt in the state houses. I am going shopping with my sister now. I will try to get specific later. Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!!! AMEN!!
You frequently drive me nuts on threads involving Catholicism, but your post is graceful.
I tip my hat to you.
re driving you nuts frequently by my posts . . .
You are in a vast company on that score . . . LOL.
Thanks much. Am humbled and honored you’d say so.
You can discuss that on an Atheist Caucus thread, this is a Catholic Caucus thread. Thanks.
God bless you Quix...even if you’re a little nutty ; )
Thanks for your kind reply.
God’s best to you and those you love, as well.
This Religion Forum thread is labeled “Catholic Caucus” meaning if you are not currently, actively Catholic then do not post to the thread.
I believe this Roman Catholic site may offer you some affirmation for your assertions, Bro.
The story of the 10 Jesuits (German) at Hiroshima during the atomic bombing in World War II. 5 of them were within a mile of the epicenter. All 10 survived into the 1960's, despite the fact that at least the 5 Jesuits within a mile of the blast should died from radiation within 10 years after the bombing. Many scientists studied these Jesuits and marveled at the fact that they said they were protected because they lived a life as was requested by Our Lady of Fatima. The CBS Show 60 Minutes did a segment on this in the 1970s (if I remember correctly).
Josyp Tereyla, who passed away 2 years ago in March, made the fact that Chernobyl in Ukrainian meant Wormwood. The Bible has an angel of chastisement called the Angel of Wormwood, which starts with the fact that a bright flash covers the sky. On the one year anniversary of Chernobyl, an Apparition of Mary occurred in the Ukraine. Many could see this apparation. The site was a famous church that had a healing well.
Finally, in Nagasaki, Saint Maximilan Kolbe built a church such that it survived the Nuclear blast there ("Fat Man" bomb). The church was built on a side of the hill protected from the atomic blast. I guess saints just know to do certain things, and assume it is the will of God.
Power of prayer in the Mass. http://ingodscompany2.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-am-catholic-i-cannot-go-to-hell.html
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