We were informed of it by Gregory Hersey, who writes: “My best friend’s uncle named Father George Kerber (now deceased) was a ‘Marian priest’ for over thirty years, and back in 1983 (I believe) took a pilgrimage of parishioners to visit Medjugore.
“In those early days, the apparitions were located in a small room off to the side of the altar and could only hold a limited number of people. Father Kerber was fortunate enough to be allowed to be in the room with the six children during an actual apparition.
“He just knew that this was to be his reward (or a thank you) from the Blessed Mother for the thirty years of service to her Son Jesus, and was beyond excited to witness seeing the Blessed Mother with his own eyes.
“The apparition began, and Father Kerber kept looking up to the corner of the room where the children were focusing. He did not see nor hear anything during the entire apparition, and left the room dejected, angry, and extremely disappointed.
“Back in his room, he was reflecting on the event (while alone in his room) and he began to express this anger, by verbally yelling at the Blessed Mother and explaining how easily it would have been to show herself to him since he was literally only a few feet away from her. In essence, he chewed out the Blessed Mother for not honoring his request to see her, and ended his tantrum with the words ‘thanks for nothing.’
“The next morning, still upset, he was with some of the parishioners when one of the individuals took a picture of him (with his camera) sitting in a chair.
“Once he returned to Detroit, he took the roll of film to be developed. As he was reviewing the pictures, he noticed a strange picture that caused him to ‘lose his breath’ as he realized what he was looking at.
“The picture [we will post it when we receive it] shows Father Kerber sitting in the chair, but enveloping his entire being is the image of a beautiful young woman wearing a blue veil on her head, and he is inside of her image. The thought that came to Father Kerber is that the Blessed Mother seemed to be saying, ‘I appreciate everything you have ever done for my son, and here is a thank you and a visual reminder that I am ALWAYS with you.'”
Even when we are petulant, a gracious mom indeed.
Wrote Cheryl Kellet: “Much of what I got was in the 1990s such as in Red Square when 940 of us went to Russia in 1992 in two 747’s and crowned Mary in Red Square. I recall it a rainy day and [Catholic evangelist] Dan Lynch had both images of our Lady of Guadalupe and King of all Nations, both large pictures that were open to the elements.
“Some of our group ended up on the wrong side of Red Square due to our bus letting us off there. We were therefore way at the other end near Lenin’s tomb and many others in our large group were as yet not permitted to go through the gate at the opposite end due to the guards, but finally they started crossing Red Square with Dan Lynch and a priest alongside leading the way with the large group of our people from many states behind them as well as from several countries.
“We were watching from our side as they started to cross and began singing.
“As I watched them heading toward us I suddenly did not hear them singing but an immense and beautiful singing that was far louder. I started shaking from head to toe, for the voices were not earthly but like thousands of angels.
“That was at the beginning of the group crossing Red Square, but as they were about half way across and heading toward us, the angelic voices started to fade.
“The next strange thing as they headed toward us was my seeing someone else a few feet behind Dan Lynch where the woman with the picture had been. I no longer was seeing the woman in our group with the picture. I was seeing a short grey haired priest where she had been and he had a very long chain with the container carrying incense.
“He was all in white to his feet and I recall seeing his foot come forward as he walked. I again began shaking all over as I watched him slowly swing the incense, which almost touched the ground, from side to side, making very long sweeps as he did so. It was absolutely beautiful to watch.
“Finally they got to where we were behind the barricade on our side. I snapped a picture. The short priest would have been just behind Dan Lynch — but the negative of him came out very fuzzy only in that area.
“As for the two large images that were each carried by two people, no harm came to them while it rained.
“When I got on my bus with the others I was so excited to ask the others if they had seen the short priest swinging the incense from side to side and they were baffled. They had not seen it nor had they heard the angels sing.”
Some things are meant only for the person experiencing it.