Sunday, May 5, 2019

Our Lady of Knock - Why Did She Just Stand There, Silent?

Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John at Knock, Ireland 1879

My grandmother, María del Refugio Chacón de Hermosillo, was a Third Order Franciscan for over fifty years. She instilled in me a great love for St. Francis and his religious orders, especially the Third Order. One of the things she told me many times was how St. Francis taught his children that they must live the teaching of Christ and in that way they would be preaching the Gospel - even as laymen. In other words, she told me, "Preach the Gospel always - if necessary, use words."

Our Lady, appointed by Her Divine Son, to prepare the way for His Second Coming, has appeared many times, in many places around the world, to warn us and encourage us; to prepare us. She has spoken in many places with messages from Christ the King. But at Knock, She said nothing at all. She just stood still, as did St. Joseph and St. John while behind them and to their left, was a Lamb and a Cross on an altar. Here is a brief description from

August 21: Our Lady of Knock, Ireland (1879)
The apparition in County Mayo in Ireland of Our Lady of Knock is reported to have occurred on the evening of August 21, 1879, the vigil of the octave of the feast of the Assumption. Those who witnessed the miracle ranged in age from five years old to seventy-five.
The apparition was described as follows: “Our Lady was wearing a large, brilliant crown and clothed in white garments. On her right was Saint Joseph, his head inclined toward her and on her left Saint John the Evangelist. To the left of Saint John was an altar on which stood a cross and a lamb.” Standing only a few feet off the ground, the Blessed Virgin wore a white cloak and was described by witnesses as being incredibly beautiful. She wore a bright golden crown, and appeared to be praying with her eyes looking toward heaven with her arms bend in front of her with her palms facing inward.

Fifteen parishioners stood to witness the apparition for two hours as they recited the rosary. Although it was daylight when the apparition began, the weather turned for the worse and it began to rain heavily. The area around the apparition appeared unaffected, however, as the ground remained dry as long as the vision lasted. She did not speak, but the gable of the church where the manifestation was made was covered with a cloud of light.

Saint Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus, also wore white robes and stood on the Virgin’s right. He inclined his head respectfully toward the Blessed Virgin. Saint John the Evangelist wore a miter, and appeared to be preaching as he held a book in his left hand.

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Why was she silent? Did she come simply to tell the people of Ireland, "I am pleased by  your steadfastness in the Faith and your love for me and My Son."?

I do think that is the reason she chose Ireland, but I do NOT think that is why She did not speak. If She stood there, saying nothing, as did St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, and St. John, writer of the Apocalypse, it was because she wanted us to understand the message she was bringing NOT VERBALLY, but in the symbolism of the circumstances surrounding her apparition. She was teaching us how to understand Her by examining what happened and to whom She appeared in each circumstance. I will apply this concept to some of Her most well-known apparitions.

Zaragoza, Spain in 42AD

Read the history of the apparition of Our Lady of the Pillar to St. James the Greater in Spain in 40 AD, while she was still living in Jerusalem

Even before Our Lady's Assumption into heaven, She appeared to St. James in Spain, standing atop a pillar of jasper. She told encouraged him to continue his activities and said that the faithful there would give great glory to God. That a church should be built around the pillar and that the pillar would last until the end of time in order that God may work miracles through Her intercession. She stood on a pillar to remind us that the Church, "pillar and ground of truth" will remain until the end of time.

Mexico in 1531

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Our Lady appeared to a baptised Juan Diego, under the appearance of an Indian woman with child on a hill where previously had stood a temple to a pagan god to whom the sacrifice of children was offered.  She asked to be called by a name that means she who crushes the serpent and she gave the Castilian roses and Her glorious image on the tilma during the octave of the Immaculate Conception. The Miraculous Tilma spoke silently to the native people of Mexico, telling them that the Mother of the TRUE God loved them and wanted them to worship Him. Millions were baptised over the next decade and She continues to be venerated as Empress of the Americas.

Quito, Ecuador in 1670

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Our Lady of the Great Event, more commonly, but erroneously, known as Our Lady of Good Success

This title by which Our Lady describes Herself to Mother Mariana in Spanish is Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso.  This is commonly, almost universally, mistranslated as Our Lady of Good Success. 

The events in the life of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres of the Conceptionist (!) sisters in the convent of the Immaculate Conception (!) in Quito are so unbelievably symbolic that if they had not occurred so long ago, one would think it was an allegory written by a Traditionalist Catholic in the 21st century. 

Our Lady repeatedly warns Mother Mariana that in the middle of the 20th century a horrible chastisement would befall the Church (cf. Her warning at La Salette and Fatima’s 3rd secret). She explains in some detail the things that the Church would suffer, saying that the Sacraments would be difficult to find, that there would be the lack of a shepherd to guide the flock, etc. In addition to the direct communication of these warnings in words, the events which Mother Mariana endured and witnessed are equally prophetic. I believe the meaning of the sufferings is even stronger.

Mother Mariana wanted to live her Franciscan vocation by following perfectly the Rule of the Franciscans given by Pope Julian II. That is, she wanted to hold on to the traditions, and not innovate in any way, no matter how insignificant it may appear to be, just as Catholics who want to keep the Faith have always done.  There were many in the convent who did not want to follow the rule [keep the Faith] and they conspired to make false reports to the bishop which led to her being put into the convent prison. This worked due to the weakness of the prioress who knew it was wrong but passed on the calumnies anyway.  Eventually, all of the nuns who wanted to keep the rule were put into the prison, underground, and unable to assist at the Mass and Divine Office.  The convent is symbolic of the Church in the mid-20th century. It is taken over by rebellious people who don’t want to keep the rule and those who hold on to tradition are placed in an underground prison and denied access to the Sacraments. All of this was done at the command of weak prioress and a bad bishop.  The bishop’s soul was only saved by the sacrifices of Mother Mariana on his behalf.  This happens repeatedly; Mother Mariana and sometimes the other obedient nuns are thrown in prison, then they are released, only to be thrown back in again. 

Mother Mariana actually died more than once and came back after having been shown visions of the horrible times that would come upon the Church in the mid-20th century.

La Salette in 1846.

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 Our Lady weeping. Why? The eclipse of the Church. Rome becoming the seat of Antichrist, the loss of so many souls due to the Apostasy. The two shepherds are not well catechised and do not know the Faith well. And what happened to them after the apparitions? The were harassed by the Bishops of France. They were calumniated, threatened, called bad Catholics. Melanie had to leave France many times due to the animosity of the bishops having to go all the way to Italy to find a bishop who would give her permission to print her booklet of the secret Our Lady had given her.  What happened to the faithful who rejected Vatican II and its false doctrine and invalid sacraments? They were hounded, calumniated, called heretics and driven from their parish churches having to go great distances to find the Sacraments.

Lourdes, France in 1858.  

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In the same year that Darwin’s heretical book on evolution was published, Our Lady appeared in Lourdes to St. Bernadette to proclaim Herself The Immaculate Conception.  She did so in the middle of the town dump where the trash of the city was burnt. The only human being conceived without original sin, the Summit of all creation, stood in the midst of the dump and offered us the choice of following Her Immaculate Heart or wallowing in the wickedness and mire of worldly philosophies. Our Lady also represents the Church, which is surrounded by heresies and moral depravity. Bernadette, representing the Church, was sick, suffering from a lung disorder. She eventually died of this disorder. There were many false apparitions in the area and demonic manifestations as well, causing doubt about the truth of the legitimate appartions and the messages.

Knock, Ireland in 1879 

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Our Lady came with St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, and St. John the Evangelist - who was reading from it. After saying at La Salette that Rome would lose the Faith and become the seat of Antichrist just a few years before, and referring to herself as the Immaculate Conception, she clearly had placed us in the age of the coming of the great Apostasy. At Knock, she stood silently, with her hands raised as if to begin praying, looking up to Heaven. St. Joseph stood silently also. He who is the special Patron and Protector of Holy Mother Church, who will see Her through the years of Her Passion. Then, St. John reading, preaching from his book of the Apocalypse. But all - silent! Just behinde them stood a Lamb on an altar and a cross. Our Lady's message? Perhaps She was saying,

"The times prophesied in the Apocalypse of my son, St. John, are here. The Church will suffer as did the Lamb of God - silently, as if nobody knew it was happening, just as Christ my Son suffered His Passion in silence. The Church will be undergoing Her Passion, her voice will be silenced for a time. The faithful will doubt because She will seem to have lost the attributes of a Divine Institution just as My Divine Son seemed to lose his Divine Beauty and Strength. Remain Strong! St. Joseph will remain with you through it all. Ite ad Joseph! I also will be here to sustain you and obtain for you all the Graces and Virtues that you will need to persevere until the end."

I think She also silently instructed us to look beyond the words she spoke at Her apparitions and look for the meaning of the circumstances which surround them.

Fatima, Portugal in 1917.   

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The fruit of godless atheism being godless communism, how appropriate that the Blessed Virgin appeared in Fatima in the same year that the Communist Revolution was destroying Russia. The miracle of the sun coming within a month of the establishment of the Soviet Union. And what about the Miracle?  The sun falling from its place after spinning out of control and losing its natural appearance. Quae est ista quae progreditur quasi aurora consurgens, pulchra ut luna, electa ut sol, terribilis ut castrorum acies ordinataWho is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array? Is this not a symbol of our Holy Mother the Church as well as of Our Lady. The request for the consecration of Russia; the sun falling from the sky; the Church in eclipse; the rise of communism which would soon spread throughout the world. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph – what a great event that will be!

But what did the three visionaries, Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia represent? What lesson can we take away by observing their lives in connection with the apparitions? The children were shown "Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go" and Our Lady said that Francisco and Jacinto would die soon but that Lucia would live for some time longer. It is suspected that the third "Secret" of Our Lady deals with the Apostasy in the Church membership, starting at the top.  This third part of the message of Our Lady was to be revealed no later than 1960. 

I believe that the lives of the three visionaries after the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, are indicators of the contents of the third secret that was never officially revealed and indicators of what would happen in the Church AFTER 1960.

So what happened? Francisco and Jacinta died soon after of the complications related to infectious diseases. Two thirds of the visionaries died from infections, influenza, contracted by contact with the world. Lucia lived much longer. If we understand the children to represent the Church, then two thirds of them dying seems to indicate the Aposasy - two thirds of the Church Militant falling into apostasty. I believe the percentage is much higher, but the message is that the majority would fall away.

What about the other third represented by Lucia? Let's look at what Lucia went through. William Thomas Walsh writes in his book, Our Lady of Fatima.

"When Lucia's second teeth began to come in, it was evident that nature was not preparing her to be 'Miss Portugal'. For they were large, projecting and irregular, causing the upper lip to protrude and the  heavy lower one to han, while the tip of her snub nose turned up more than ever." (p. 11)

She wanted to be a Carmelite, but they did not accept her saying that she did not have a vocation to their Order. She ended up becoming a Dorothean, a non cloistered order. As a Carmelite, she would have been, more or less, inaccesible. Our Lady did not want her to be cloistered, hence, she entered the Dorotheans. Here is a picture of sister Lucia taken in the Dorothean convent:

So, to sum up to this point, Lucia was, providentially, born with "projecting, irregular teeth, causing the upper lip to protrude..." and she was, providentially, accepted into a non-cloistered order rather than being accepted by the Carmelites. Why do I say that it was providential, that she had badly misaligned teeth and was not allowed to be cloistered? Because these two facts allowed the truth about her symbolic life to be known.  What does that mean? Well, just this:

Lucia represents the REMNANT CHURCH, the faithful Catholics holding on to the True Catholic Faith after the Apostasy of the "two thirds"! Lucia - the REAL Lucia - was "killed" and "replaced" with a FAKE one! Just as the Church would be ECLIPSED as Our Lady warned at La Salette. The authentic Catholic Church has been hidden and a false, more "attractive" (to the world) church has replaced her, just like Lucia of Fatima.

Why was she moved to a Carmelite convent after so many years, after the Carmelites said she had no vocation to be a Carmelite? Then, years later, this person is paraded in front of the cameras:

Look at the teeth! The nostrils! The chin!  
The shape of the lips forming the smile! 
This is not the same person! 

Those messed up teeth and unique facial structure make it unmistakeable that the real Lucia was ECLIPSED by the fake one.

Garabandal, Spain 1960 - 1965

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Sister Lucía of Fatima warned that the Church and the world would be in a state of “Diabolical Disorientation” and she was, of course, correct. Sister Lucia also told us that the Blessed Virgin Mary wanted the third secret to be revealed by 1960 at the latest! Like the rest of Her requests, this was not followed either.

The third part of the secret Our Lady gave to Lucia was not revealed by the Popes, or by Angelo Roncalli in 1960. So Our Blessed Lord, whose mercy is without bounds, gave us another warning. The message that was written by Lucia to be read no later than 1960 was explained BY THE ACTIONS OF OUR LADY WITH THE CHILDREN AT GARABANDAL! Let this be clearly understood. It is the reason for Our Lady’s appearance at Garabandal, literally just a few months after the deadline she had given for the third secret to be revealed. Her wishes, actually, those of Her Divine Son, were NOT obeyed. Did He and She turn their backs on us and leave us to our just desserts? NO. They told us the contents of the third secret of Fatima by dramatising them at GARABANDAL. The contents of the third secret are not in the future. THEY ARE FULFILLED AND MAYBE YOU DID NOT EVEN KNOW IT.

Many have heard of the prophecies of Daniel regarding the cessation of the continual Sacrifice; of the prophecies of Our Lady at La Salette regarding Rome becoming the seat of the Antichrist, of antipopes, and the rest and you have said to yourself, and rightly so, “How terrible will those times be!” and “I hope to be in heaven before these things happen.” however, these events have already happened. Our Blessed Mother came to Garabandal to REVEAL the third secret by Her actions. 

1.     Our Lady told the children: Many Cardinals, many Bishops and many Priests are on the road        to perdition and with them they are bringing many souls.
2.     They were led through the streets and neighbourhoods of Garabandal as if looking for something. They kept their eyes on Our Lady and were never harmed, never fell or tripped on the stone paths. They walked forward, backward, with their heads looking almost straight upwards, not looking where they were going.
3.     They saw Our Lady separately from each other, not always together.
4.     The Blessed Virgin at first led the children to the village church to adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, but the new bishop forbade this. The children began to receive Holy Communion OUTSIDE OF THE VILLAGE CHURCH WHERE THE BISHOP HAD FORBIDDEN THEM TO COME.
5.     Our Lady stressed the holy state of matrimony and kissed wedding rings.

The first thing that must be understood in the allegorical apparitions of Our Lady at Garabandal is that the children represent the Church Militant in the time of the Apostasy. Have you not wondered why Our Lady does the strange things that She does there? This is why! She was showing us THE THIRD SECRET. Have you never wondered why She would let the wickedness of men prevent the revelation of the secret which She wanted revealed without correcting the situation? She did no such thing. Just MONTHS after the deadline for the revelation of the secret had passed, She explained it to us. I will now explain.


#1. Many Cardinals, many Bishops and many Priests are on the way to perdition and with them they are bringing many souls.

This is the GREAT APOSTASY about which we have been warned since St. Paul! What was about to happen in 1961 when Our Lady spoke these words? Vatican Council II (so called) was being prepared. Who attended that “Council”? Many Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests! Why did Our Lady want the secret revealed by 1960? Well, WHEN DID THE COUNCIL BEGIN? 1962!!!  

#2. They were led through the streets and neighbourhoods of Garabandal as if looking for something. They kept their eyes on our Lady and were never harmed, never fell or tripped on the stone paths. They walked forward, backward, with their heads looking almost straight upwards, not looking where they were going.

The people will be (are) without shepherds to guide us. We must keep our eyes on heaven, on Our Lady and ultimately on Jesus Christ as St. Peter on the lake. As soon as we take our eyes off of Him and Her, we WILL sink. The Apostasy began at the top, with many Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests who led so many into perdition and want to lead us there too!

Why did Our Lady lead the children through the streets seemingly without aim or direction? Remember, they represent the Church Militant. That is how the Church is now: without shepherd, without guidance, without pastors. Recall the words of Our Lord in the Gospel: When the shepherd has been struck, the sheep will scatter. However, the Church is indestructible, so the children never fell, never even tripped on a stone! But they wandered outside the village church and throughout the mountain paths  like sheep whose shepherd had been taken away. Why were our shepherds gone? See #1.

#3 The children saw Our Lady many times individually, or in pairs, but mostly not all together.

The Church Militant is in small pockets, scattered throughout the world. Those who have held on to the traditions, the true Faith, the true Mass, the true Discipline of Holy Mother Church and did not follow the apostate Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests into perdition are small groups here and there. They are visible, as the True Church is visible, but they are scattered because the shepherd has been struck. They cannot find him, because the Church is in eclipse!  But, Our Lady will reunite the remnant just as she called the children together each time.

#4. The Blessed Virgin at first led the children to the village church to adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, but the new bishop forbade this. The children began to receive Holy Communion  
Recall the quote of Pope Pius XII about the people searching in vain for the lamp of the sanctuary indicating the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament: In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them, like Mary Magdalene weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, “where have they taken Him?”

Why did Our Lady not continue to lead the Church Militant (the children) to the village church to adore the Sacramental Jesus? Because the Bishop FORBADE IT! What did the apostate Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests do with the Mass at and after Vatican II? They brought in a 33rd Degree Freemason, Annibale Bugnini, and six (6) protestant ministers to invent a new “Mass” that would be agreeable and acceptable to protestants! They changed the necessary words required for validity. Pope Pius XII knew this was coming, even as far back as Daniel the prophet we were warned that the continual Sacrifice would cease. IT HAS CEASED! Not absolutely, but in its being continual. It used to be that, at any time, there was a Mass being offered somewhere in the world. That is no longer the case.

 The new mass is not new, and it is not the mass. It is essentially the same as the Anglican service invented by Cranmer in the 1600s and it is not the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Why did Our Lady have St. Michael give them (the CHURCH MILITANT!) Holy Communion outside and not in the parish church? Why In the street? In parks? In barns? On the mountainside? To tell us that it would not be available IN THE CHURCHES! That is exactly the situation we are in. And please do not say that this could not happen. We were warned of it repeatedly since Daniel all the way up to Pope Pius XII!!!

#5. Our Lady stressed the sanctity of Holy Matrimony and kissed many wedding rings.

The religious orders are all apparently dead, save for a few holy priests and nuns scattered throughout the world. It is the family that holds on to Traditional Catholicism that is the Church Militant now. What is the predominant force moving things now? The sodomites run everything and the governments back them up with firepower and tax law.

In the end, my Immaculate Heart will Triumph!