By Michael H. Brown
NUN IN APPARITION DESCRIBED HUGE ANGELS SENT AS NATION’S SPECIAL PROTECTORS
@ Spirit Daily
It was an angel. Actually, it was two angels. According to Sister Mildred Mary Ephrem Neuzil (the nun who experienced the Our Lady of America apparitions), her mystical experiences once included the encounter with two mighty angels whose task — in light of recent events — was dramatic.
They had come, they told her, as guardians, as protectors, and as defenders of the U.S.
That was according to a vision the nun allegedly had in August of 1981 — the same summer that the Virgin began to appear half a world away in Medjugorje, and with the same message: seek peace or there will be destruction. Seek goodness. Seek purity.
“If the people of this Land carry out faithfully the instructions and pleadings of the Lord Jesus and the Virgin Mother then they will be following me to the hour of peace,” said one of the angels — described as immensely tall, carrying a flaming sword, and enveloped in a light whiter than white. “With this sword of the Divine white flame of Love and the lightning bolts of His infinite Justice God will strike down His enemies and heal the repentant sinner,” promised the huge angel. “This Nation and all who follow in the pursuit of peace will know the protection of God and the destruction of those who fight and seek to destroy them through the evil powers of the infernal spirits of darkness and hate.”
It was an astonishing promise: that if the U.S. led the world back to holiness and honored its consecration to the Immaculate Conception, it would be protected. If it protected the youth, if it avoided the material, and if it led the peoples to purity — and if it installed a statue of Our Lady of America, representing purity, in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception — the sword of God would come against its enemies.
If not, warned Our Lady of America, there would be what she described way back then as “the fires of untold punishment.”
The countenance of the angels — bearing flaming swords — was startlingly similar to the image revealed two decades later in the third secret of Fatima; in that vision was what Fatima seer Lucia dos Santos has described as “an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire.”
That was Fatima. The second angel Sister Mildred saw in the U.S. was equally brilliant. He held shafts of light and told the nun, “With these shafts of light God seeks out and binds with eternal chains the evil powers and those who have sold themselves to these enemies of God and His people.”
Of course, America has yet to return to purity, its materialism is flagrant, and its youth are in disarray. Meanwhile, within the Church, the request to install a statue at the national shrine has not yet been fulfilled — although the apparition reached a stage of initial ecclesiastical approval when a medal was struck, a plaque constructed, and a statuette was made by Archbishop Paul F. Leibold to specifically commemorate the apparition.
Petitions are now being circulated to the nation’s bishops and the laity are urged to help spread them to dioceses across the troubled nation .
Sister Mildred, who died January 10, 2001, at the age of 83, described the angels as magnificent beyond words. “Both these blessed spirits seemed to be composed of light,” she wrote. “I could barely see any form. Their garments were of a dazzling whiteness, their voices were not like any other ever heard, not audible except to the inner hearing which is indescribable.
“I was further informed that these two mighty spirits fight together side by side aided by an army of their companion spirits.”
As far as the Virgin, her messages continued through the 1990s but one of the last (at least as recorded in a booklet) came in 1984. “From this final message, I received the very strong impression that Our Lady was telling us that she had done everything she could do to help and warn us. Now it was up to us. Whatever happens we will have brought on ourselves so whatever we decide and do now is our responsibility…”