There is always the alleged prophetic front.
Let us traverse there, as tends to be a proclivity.
And let’s start by noting a recent article in a newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
It focused on a letter by Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, archbishop emeritus of Cebu, who according to the newspaper had written to Philippine bishops a long time ago about the dangers of China.
In that note, dated October 17, 1949, Cardinal Vidal (who once oversaw Lipa) implored his confreres to “pray hard, for China’s dream is to invade the whole world. The Philippines is one of its favorites. Money is the evil force that will lead the people of the world to destruction.” He was referring to highly controversial apparitions in Lipa, now disapproved (at times they have held Church favor) to a nun, Teresita Castillo, who hinted China was the focus of a “secret” which, back in the 1940s, had been entrusted to her.
“It is thus to the Queen of Prophets under her title of Mediatrix of All Grace to whom we will have recourse in order to avert the buildup of tension and to check the territorial ambitions of this Asian superpower,” Cardinal Vidal had written. “It is by following this path of prayer and penance sounded out in Fatima and reiterated at Lipa that our beloved Philippines will be spared the scourge of war and the domination of a Communist giant.”
We have a report that (as another newspaper puts it) “thousands of faithful on Sunday, May 17, flocked to Minako Village [in Uganda], turning the site of a suspected Virgin Mary apparition into a pavillion.
“The believers are flocking to the village following fast-spreading, wild news that the blessed Mary has appeared to a woman, in the village. An incident that started on Saturday, May 2, with 42-year-old Philister Lekuru, has now reached the ears of thousands of people. An avocado tree in the middle of Lekuru’s compound is the center of attraction to the believers, who are claiming to see the image of the Virgin Mary. The woman, who is on a 14-day lockdown and fasting, reveals that she was directed to do so by the Virgin Mary in a bid to imitate the 40 days fasting of Jesus after His Baptism.”
No “messages” available as yet. We’ll see if this continues and to what end.
At Medjugorje the most famous visionary there, Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic, said recently, “Dear friends, for me it’s a big joy to greet you even through the phone; you know that you are always, always in my prayers. I always entrust you to Our Lady and pray for all of your intentions! Do not fear corona this too shall pass! We believe in Our Lord! Our Lord sees and provides! We know that fear does not come from God! And now I want to tell you all that I love you very much and I’m close to each and every one of you! May The Queen of Peace bless all of you with Love and Peace!”
As previously reported, in February a second seer, Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti, told Radio Maria: “This virus is evil, it doesn’t come from God. I am convinced that this situation won’t last long, but for us it is an invitation to start a new life. When I heard this coronavirus, I asked myself: ‘How can we fight him?’ As the name tells us, let’s stick to the Crown, let’s stick to the Rosary. Holy Rosary has won on a thousand occasions. Let’s start with the Rosary in our families. May the Lord free us from this fear… Jesus said that certain evil spirits can only be removed by prayer and fasting. Even for this virus we start praying and fasting.”
More than any vaccine or medication, this is the remedy.
Is a reputed (though officially unrecognized) seer from Brazil named Pedro Regis right when he quotes a message from Mary as saying, “A haunting event will take place in the House of God and many will have their faith shaken – Be ye attentive – Whatever happens, do not depart ye from the truth”? We’ll stay tuned, placing it for now, with so many others, in a “suspense account.”
In Chicago is a fellow who maintains anonymity but often sends interesting cell photos. Here is a recent one [left], which he interpreted as “God being close to us.” Might it relate to the apparent lessening of the corona crisis? He feels words are sometimes placed on his heart. “Please pray for the message that I received May 12 at 3:15 a.m. after I prayed the Divine Mercy,” he writes, for our discernment only. “Pray for what I heard is happening in our world. Many of us remain as hypocrites. If we do not listen, we cannot stop God’s wrath; if we do not change—especially those who continue to persecute the Word of God — soon, He will punish each corner of the world along with those who ignore His warning (without them knowing that God’s Word is actually true). Lord Jesus said in front of my Heavenly Father, Who had created the world, ‘I will acknowledge those who had faith in Me until the very end.’+
“Most Blessed Virgin Mary, amid the crisis brought about by the territorial claims of China, we come to your presence seeking your queenly protection and motherly help. We pray for peace and the safety of the Philippines, as we keep in mind the spiritual welfare of those who advance their territorial claims to the detriment of the security of our country.
“May the love of your Maternal Heart attract the Chinese people to your Son, Jesus. May your Immaculate Heart be the center from which the rays of the light and love for the Sacred Heart will radiate forth throughout China, becoming for them the unquenchable fountain from which the living water of the Divine Mercy will flow. Through your intercession, may the Lord grace the Chinese people with faith, hope and love, that by your maternal mediation of grace, the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit will be worshiped and glorified in that vast expanse of land. (Adapted from a message of Jesus to Sister Lucy of Fatima as documented in a letter of the Seer to the Bishop of Gurza, May 27, 1943)
“Remember O most gracious Virgin that the Philippines is your beloved ‘Pueblo Amante de Maria’ and that we belong to you absolutely, totally, always and forever. We are all yours and all that we have is yours, O most loving Jesus through Mary, Mediatrix of All-Grace. (Imprimatur: Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, June 19)]”