Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A devotion which could save this nation; Our Lady of America

If you haven't heard about Our Lady of America, here is the entire story. It is an approved apparition and could change the course of history. If we believe. And obey.

On May 31, 2007, Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis Missouri, after a comprehensive review of all aspects of these extraordinary apparitions and messages to Sister Mary Ephrem, beginning in the 1950's, confirmed in a three page letter to all his Brother Bishops of “The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops”, that Archbishop Paul Leibold of Cincinnati Ohio had already conferred Canonical Approval on these heavenly interventions prior to his unexpected death at age 58 in 1972.   These messages of Our Lady given to Sister Mary Ephrem and the Devotion are the first ever approved in the United States.  The visionary, Sister Mary Ephrem (born Mildred Mary Neuzil 1916 died - 2000), was originally professed in the congregation of the “Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus” in 1933, and later, became a member of the “Contemplative Sisters of the Indwelling Trinity”.  The original revelations took place at the convent “Chapel of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Sisters” near Rome City Indiana, and later continued at their contemplative branch convent’s “Our Lady of the Nativity Chapel” in New Riegel, Ohio.   Providentially, Archbishop Leibold was also Sr. Mary Ephrem's Spiritual Director from the 1950’s until 1972. 
It is significant that Jesus, St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady first spoke to Sr. M.E. in 1954, which was the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius IX.  Just as significant, was the formal consecration of America to Our Lady under the title of Her “Immaculate Conception” by all of our bishops in 1846, 8 years before the dogma.
     Our Lady appeared to Sr. M.E. in September of 1956, as “Our Lady of Lourdes”, promising many miracles if America complies with her requests.  Again significantly, Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette at Lourdes in 1858 and said, "I am the Immaculate Conception”.  Also in 1958, Our Lady came to Sr. M.E. “standing on the world” like she did in the Miraculous Medal revelations to St. Catherine LabourĂ©.  "O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us to have recourse to thee" and with a crescent moon under Her feet, with Her heel crushing the dragon similar to Our Lady of Guadalupe (Emporess of the Americas).   All of these images reinforce our Blessed Mother's role in salvation history and Her love for America because of our great and long devotion to Her as The Immaculate Virgin.
      On September 26th, 1956, the feast of the North American Martyrs, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Sr. M.E.for the first time as “Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin”, and began giving sister the body of Her messages specifically for the United States of America.
     Our loving Mother told Sr. M.E. that She has chosen America to focus on purity of heart, and chastity,  and holy families, in which the Holy Trinity will then dwell, thus providing them with protection and abundant blessings.   By this privilege and mandate with which She has favored America, She will shower us with an abundance of graces so America can achieve the holiness necessary to lead the world by our example to live in accordance with God's Divine Will regarding purity and holy families.  Our Lady stressed that this is the only way to achieve peace in our country, and peace in the world.
    In 1956, while the “Basilica of The Immaculate Conception” was under construction in Washington D.C, Our Lady appeared to Sr, M.E. holding a model of the Basilica, and requested that a large statue of Her as Our Lady of America, sculpted under her direction, be solemnly processed and permanently installed and venerated at the Basilica honoring Her Immaculate Conception.  Once this occurs, the
Basilica will be blessed with  more miracles than Lourdes and our country will receive a tremendous flow of graces through Our Lady, the Mediatrix of Graces, and the Divine Mercy of spiritual enlightenment from Her Spouse the Holy Spirit.         
     Our Lady emphasized her role as “Mother of Sacred Humanity”, and as “Co-Redemptrix” of the human race, She helps souls achieve holiness as members of Her son Jesus' mystical body.  She implored Her beloved Bishops and Priests to promote Her messages and mission as Our Lady of America, and inspire the faithful by their personal holiness in their imitation of Her son Jesus, especially by their penance, mortification, reparation and evangelization.
      Our Lady begged us to pray devoutly the Holy Rosary, especially the Family Rosary.  She said the praying of the rosary binds us to Her forever, and when Here rosarians leave this world, She will personally lead them to heaven.
      Our Lady asks everyone, especially the youth, to be chaste soldiers in Her army of “Torch Bearers of the Queen”, bringing the light of Christ to our spiritually blind country and world.  On October 5th, 1956, the eventual feast day of St. Faustina, the secretary of Jesus' Divine Mercy, Our Lady inspired Sr. M.E. to write the powerful prayer of consecration and supplication to "Our Lady of America, Patroness of Our Land".  This important prayer received the Imprimatur of Mons. Paul F. Leibold, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati, and the Nihil Obstat from Father Daniel Pilarcyzk [later a Bishop] on January 25th, 1963.

      Since Archbishop Burke’s formal  approval announcement on May 31, 2007, this prayer, with a picture of Our Lady of America is flooding our country in unimaginable numbers.
      In 1958, the 100th anniversary of Our Lady proclaiming at Lourdes “I am the Immaculate Conception” Our Lady requested that a medal be struck showing Her as She first appeared to Sr. M.E. on September 26, 1956 with the following words around the perimeter: “By Your Holy and Immaculate Conception O Mary, deliver us from evil“.  On the reverse side were to be the Coat of Arms of the Christian Family, the symbol of the indwelling Holy Trinity (an eye in the center of the triangle, on the red shield of the Precious Blood of Jesus), with the Holy Rosary draped over both symbols.  Around the perimeter were the words: “Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritu Sancto“, and “Jesu, Maria, Joseph“.  Just as She told St. Catherine in Paris in 1830 regarding the Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of America promised extraordinary graces and protection, and now additionally, purity of heart, for those who wear it with great faith.
    St. Joseph has a major role to play in Our Lady of America’s desire to lead America to purity in love.  He is the model for fathers and protector of the family.  He also said he is the protector of all Popes, who are the Vicars of Jesus Christ, and he participates as a cooperator with His spouse, Mary the Co-Redemptrix.  St. Joseph desires that a special feast day honor his unique fatherhood, his purity, and perfect obedience to Divine Will.   Jesus and Mary told Sr. M.E. that they desire that St. Joseph be honored on the first Wednesday of every month, by the faithful going to Holy Mass and praying the joyful mysteries of the rosary (similar to the “Nine First Fridays” devotion honoring Jesus’ Sacred Heart, and the “Five First Saturdays” devotion honoring the immaculate heart of Mary).
   The Archangel Gabriel told Sr. M.E. that Jesus was pleased with her efforts on behalf of His Mother, and He wanted sister to learn great purity of heart from His Mother.
     St. Michael the Archangel appeared several times to Sr. M.E. as the “Angel of Peace”.  He said he comes to those whose hearts are attuned to the voice of God.  Jesus sends him to these holy souls as a supernatural light to guide them through the spiritual darkness of this evil and dangerous world.
     Jesus had many encounters with Sr. M.E. and called her “His little white dove“, and again, “little secretary of My Heart “.  Jesus told her that the voice of His heart was the voice of mercy, and if mankind continues to reject Him, who is the light of the world, and His constant pleas for repentance and conversion, then we will experience a terrible purification.  Jesus said: “Choose My love or My Father’s anger“; “every home and every soul is My Father’s house, but many of them are no longer sanctified by His presence“.  Jesus said His heart hungers and thirsts for our love.  It saddens Him that most children are not taught to know Him and love Him.  Jesus said that parents have a great responsibility to educate their children.  He implores them to teach their children to know and love Him, and that they will be judged severely regarding this grave duty, and woe to children who disobey and show disrespect for their parents.
     In conclusion of this brief and selective summary of these urgent interventions of Divine Mercy, it is important to stress that time is of the essence.  A general analysis of the state of our nation’s morals, purity in love, holiness in families, and the importance of religion in our culture, during the period in the 1950’s when these apparitions began, when compared to where we are today, speaks volumes. Our Blessed Mother as “Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate”, has been appearing and speaking all over the world during these same years about the urgency of living and evangelizing Her peace plan from heaven.....or else!!!
     Our Lady told Sr. M.E. that the peace She promised at Fatima has been delayed because of the ever increasing sinfulness of the world, and that She has repeatedly interceded to hold back severe chastisements and purifications.  Therefore, it is now essential that we respond quickly and intensely to Her pleas to lead our country, and by our example, every nation to live purity in love and holiness in families.  Our Lady of America’s messages are extremely encouraging for Her many armies who are battling to cure the satanic sexual insanity and spiritual blindness that now dominates the whole world, and trying to avert the Divine justice and punishments awaiting us if we continue to ignore Her pleas, and  be indifferent to, and/or reject the teachings of Her Son Jesus through his One True Catholic Church.
      The messages and mission of Our Lady of America are complementary, and to a certain degree interconnected, to the many other already approved apparitions at Fatima, Divine Mercy, Akita Japan, and Amsterdam.  We thank Almighty God for Our Lady of America, The Immaculate Virgin, and for choosing America to capitalize on it’s reputation as a world leader, to help our seven billion brothers and sisters throughout the world to experience purity and peace, and the joy of happy holy families.   Amen.           
(This summary was written by Bud Macfarlane, M.I. and it has been reviewed and approved by the Apostolate.)       

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