Skip to comments.Amazonian woman who led Vatican tree-planting ceremony reveals its pagan significance
Posted on 11/08/2019 10:32:50 PM PST by ebb tide
ROME, November 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) The female indigenous leader who planted a tree alongside Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens ahead of the Amazon Synod was clear from the beginning about the syncretistic and pagan meaning of the act which, she explains, was intended to satisfy the hunger of Mother Earth and reconnect with the divinity present in the Amazonian soil.
In an October 4 statement that went under the radar during the Synod itself, Ednamar de Oliveira Viana, of the Maués region in Brazil, says of the Vatican Garden tree-planting ceremony: To plant is believing in a growing and fruitful life to satisfy the hunger of Mother Earths creation. This brings us to our origin by reconnecting divine energy and teaching us the way back to the Creator Father.
Ednamar de Oliveira Viana leads prayer ceremony in Vatican Gardens, Oct. 4, 2019 (Photo - OFM.org)
De Oliveira Viana, who also guided participants in bowing down around the Pachamama statues during the October 4 ceremony, said regarding the event: The Synod is to plant this tree, water and cultivate, so that the Amazonian peoples are heard and respected in their customs and traditions experiencing the mystery of the divinity present in the Amazonian soil.
Woman bows down to Amazonian earth at Vatican Gardens tree-planting ceremony, Oct. 4, 2019. (Photo - OFM.org)
Portions of Ednamar de Oliveira Vianas statement (not including those mentioned above) were included in an official press release issued in Rome on October 4 by the Vatican Garden ceremony organizers, including REPAM (Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network), The Global Catholic Climate Movement, and the Franciscan Order (OFM).
The indigenous leaders full statement can be found, in English and Portuguese, in a link at the end of paragraph five of the press release. The edited version of her remarks, and photos of the Vatican Garden tree-planting ceremony, are also available on the international Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan Friars) website.
The press release also noted that the Vatican Garden tree-planting ceremony was Pope Franciss first gesture to mark the Season of Creation, held annually from September 1 (the World Day of Prayer for Creation) until the October 4th feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Pachamamas and tree-planting, Vatican Gardens, Oct. 4, 2019. (Photo - OFM.org)
Midway through the Amazon Synod, as the identity of the Pachamama statue was being sought, LifeSite asked Vatican media officials if they could provide an authoritative text from the Vatican or REPAM so that the question of what happened in the Vatican Gardens [could] be resolved.
Paolo Ruffini, prefect of Vatican communications and president of the Amazon Synods information commission, described the tree as sacred and promised to investigate. Despite subsequent requests, no further information was provided.
Two days later, at an October 21 press conference, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni asked Mauricio López Oropeza, executive secretary of REPAM, to comment on the [Pachamama] statues meaning thus offering him the opportunity to comment also on the ceremony but López declined to comment, shrugging off the question.
Traditionally the Church has taken a dim view of sacred trees. A judgement most famously illustrated when St. Boniface of Crediton, the apostle and patron saint of Germany, dramatically felled Donars Oak, a tree the Germans held to be sacred to the pagan god Thor. At present the Amazonian sacred tree is safely guarded within the precincts of the Vatican gardens until a new St Boniface should arise.
Hey savage, There is no divinity in your Amazonian dirt.
Come out of her, my people.
Maybe the parrots will get kill the tree like they do others in the garden.
As Catholics, we do not idolize or worship these blessed artworks.
We are ***venerating*** this image of Saint Mother Earth!
We need no haters on this thread.
Is it from another religion originally? Sure.
But we incorporated it into The One True Church founded on Peter.
It is now sanctified, like so many of our rich practices, like incense, temples dedicated to saints, Holy feasts dedicated to saints, Holy water, the altar, the worldly costumes or priest wear, praying to saints, and do much more!
It is now sanctified,
He does speak about his people being sanctified.
But this is ok as RCs claim it is not worship.
The hypocrisy is well noted.
I was referring to the Catholic Church adding pagan customs, sanctifying them, and making them part of our sacred tradition - which is equal to Scripture.
Not surprisingly, that same religion, Catholicism, teaches its followers that God redeems / perfectsthe flesh’ of sinners by passing it through their fabricated purgatory.
Nor do we need posters on this thread who pretend they're still practicing Catholics to spread falsehoods about the Catholic faith.
Please, I do not wish to hear your confessions on this thread.
You haven’t heard any, so stop complaining.
ebb, I am not available to hear your confession.
Please discuss that with the priest at your local parish.
And don't private mail me.
Stop making stuff up. I haven’t PM’d you.
Stop making stuff up. I havent PMd you.
I said do not pm me.
I refuse to hear your confession.
Please contact your local parish to learn about hours of confession.
And please do not call me.
Thanks. But I don’t take advice from non-practicing “catholics”.
Thanks. But I dont take advice from non-practicing catholics.
Based on the articles you post that are anti-catholic, perhaps you could use practice.
Do not text or email me ebb!
I am not taking your confession in any form.
Is she a Druid?
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