Years ago we carried a series of articles about a Minnesota locutionist who asked to be identified only by her first name, Jennifer.
A mother and now grandmother, what caught our attention and caused a closer look was that her spiritual director, Father Joel Cycenas of St. Joseph’s in Taylor’s Falls, Minnesota, had informed us he had accompanied her and her father to Rome and the Vatican on two occasions, where against all odds they had found themselves, in a way suggestive of providence, in the inner sanctum, able to give some of Jennifer’s messages to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, personal secretary of Pope John Paul II, as well as Monsignor Pawel Ptasznik, then head of the Polish Section in Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
“Monsignor Pawel said the Pope read them,” asserted Father Cycenas, who has since left the priesthood. “He gave us the thumbs-up and said the Pope looked at them and [Pawel] said to Jennifer, ‘get them out there. This is a message the world needs to hear.'”
Jennifer explained to us at the time that hers are not interior or “inner” locutions, but rather a voice she hears, in auditory fashion, through her physical ears, just as she hears any other person. Such are rare and are known as “auricular” locutions. Obviously, they’re interesting because while an interior locution can be extremely difficult to differentiate from a person’s own interior thought process, a voice in the ear is unmistakable.
Does that make it good? Does that make it from God?
“In April of 2001 while I was at Mass I began to hear the words, ‘Come to Me,’” recounted the housewife. “These words continued to repeat. I was wondering who was whispering in my ear, yet it did not sound like a whisper. The voice that I was hearing was a man’s voice, but very soft and gentle.”
After Mass, she asked her husband if he heard it also. He replied in the negative. But every Sunday Jennifer did, and the closer she came to the Eucharist — Communion time — the stronger the words were. Above the altar, the Crucifix came alive for her.
And so the discernment is yours. The first article we carried about her is here. She no longer speaks to the media, not wanting her mysticism to interfere with her vocation of wife and mother/grandmother.
They were pretty stark, virtually apocalyptic messages, and most have not yet materialized. A difference recently, according to her new spiritual director, who hails from Ohio, is a focus on unborn and young children. There is no set time, says the priest, for Jennifer’s messages. They come, he says, “when the world seems to need them.” He sent us some recent ones and describes Jennifer as exceptionally holy.
We felt the latest, received July 5, is worth offering for your judgment. It comes from a voice identifying itself (or Himself) as Jesus.
“My Child, I come to you now with great urgency, for the world has entered into the time of warning. I do not speak of the time of My visitation, rather this is a time of warning that will usher in the period when all of humanity will be brought to its knees to see their souls as I see them. My child, those who fail to recognize this time—when evil is seeking to elevate itself yet is being simultaneously pierced by the light of truth—will find themselves like the foolish virgins. I tell My children with great urgency that it is time to repent. It is time to recognize the hour you are living in. I am a God of repetition. Mankind must turn away from evil and defend the truth. Those who turn away in ignorance will be as those who failed to heed the warnings of Noah. I say to My people—defend and protect my little ones. As I have warned before, the blood of the innocent is upon the world because too many have failed to defend and protect them. Woe to those who seek to harm My children in their sinful lust. Woe to those who seek to manipulate My Creation, My plan. It is time, my children, to come to the fountain of My mercy. Those who fail to seek the ocean of My mercy will come to the harbor of My justice. Turn away turn away from darkness and seek the light, for I am Jesus and My mercy and justice will prevail.”