CATHOLIC MESSAGES - "Traditional Catholic Values - Serving People of all Faiths"
* Prophecy given for "Saint" Loretta ("A fragile flower loved by the Lord") & I - Nov. 13, 1988 (I believe It is meant to be shared with as many people as possible)
* Warning from Our Lady at Akita, Japan
* Garabandal - The Warning - Punishment - Messages of Hope - Interview with Bishop Del Val Gallo
* Prophecy of Therese Neumann for the USA in 1946, just after the end of World War II
* The Message and Secret of La Salette 
Please note: Many favors have already been granted to those who have prayed to this great saint.  If you have been healed through her intercession, or granted a special favor, please contact me with the details. 
Please note: My dear wife, "Saint" Loretta,  passed away April 22, 2009 from complications (pneumonia) from Huntington's Disease.
Vincent T. Bemowski - Website Editor
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AUGUST 3, 1973
"My daughter, my novice, do you love the Lord?  If you love the Lord, listen to what I have to say to you... It is very important... You will convey it to your superior... many men in this world afflict the Lord
I desire souls to console Him to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father.  I wish, with my Son, for souls who will repair by their suffering and their poverty for the sinners and ingrates."
"In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind.  With my Son I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father.  I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a cohort of VICTIM SOULS.  Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger.  I desire this also from your community... that it love poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so many men.
Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness of its meaning; put it into practice; offer in reparation (whatever God may send) for sins.  Let each one endeavor, according to capacity and position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord."
"Even in a secular institute prayer is necessary.  Already souls who wish to pray are on the way to being gathered together.  Without attaching to much attention to the form, be faithful and fervent in prayer to console the Master."
After a silence:
"Is what you think in your heart true?  Are you truly decided to become the rejected stone?  My novice, you who wish to belong without reserve to the Lord, to become the spouse worthy of the Spouse, make your vows knowing that you must be fastened to the Cross with three nails.  These three nails are poverty, chastity, and obedience.  Of the three, obedience is the foundation.  In total abandon, let yourself be led by your superior.  He will know how to understand you and to direct you."
OCTOBER 13, 1973
"My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you.  You will inform your superior."
After a short silence:"As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity.  It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before.  Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. 
The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead.  The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son.  Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary.  With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests."
"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops.  The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres... churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord."
"The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God.  The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness.  If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them."
"With courage, speak to your superior.  He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to accomplish works of reparationIt is Bishop Ito, who directs your community."
And She smiled and then said: "You have still something to ask?  Today is the last time that I will speak to you in living voice.  From now on you will obey the one sent to you and your superior."
"Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary.  I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach.  Those who place their confidence in me will be saved." 
On April 22, 1984, after eight years of investigations, after consultation with the Holy See, the Messages of Our Lady of Akita were approved by the Bishop of the diocese (Most Rev. John ShojiroIto, Bishop of Niigata, Japan.... Who declared the events of Akita, Japan to be of supernatural origin, and authorized throughout the entire diocese, the veneration of the Holy Mother of Akita).
In the Japanese village of Akita, a statue of the Madonna, according to the testimony of more than 500 Christians and non-Christians, including the Buddhist mayor of the town, has shed blood, sweat and tears.  A nun, Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa has received the stigmata and has received Messages from Our Lady.
June, 1988 - Vatican City - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, (who later became Pope Benedict XVI) Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gives definitive judgment on the Akita events and messages as reliable and worthy of belief.
See: Our Lady of Akita through Medjugorje USA - "The statue of Our Lady that cried 101 times has not cried again since.  Medjugorje USA has exclusive and rare photos of the statue and the Akita chapel and grounds around the convent. In the coming months these photos will be added to a link at the bottom of this page."
PLEASE NOTE: Although these apparitions and Messages have still not been officially approved by the Church and therefore require discernment, it would not reveal a very deep faith or love for God and our brothers and sisters throughout the world, if they were simply ignored.
Also note: Please review this letter I received, and my response that has been expanded and modified for visitors to this website.  Thank you.
"Have noticed that you promote Medjugorje and Garabandal... these are not approved by the Roman Catholic Church, the Magesterium, therefore they should not be on a Roman Catholic website."
Thank you for writing. It is true that the apparitions at Medjugorje and Garabandal have yet to be approved by the Church, however they have not been disapproved either.  The Vatican therefore leaves these matters to your personal discernment until they are able to fully investigate the "messages."
You must remember that the apparitions at Fatima were not approved by the Church until years later and much damage was done to the Church (regarding the souls of those who may have repented of their sins) by those who refused to pay attention and act upon those Messages and excused themselves by stating that they were "waiting for the Church's decision."
In addition, Sister Faustina's messages (Divine Mercy Sunday) were initially disapproved and then approved by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith because of the recommendation of Pope John Paul II.  On my website you will find testimonies given by bishops that are very positive concerning the apparitions at Medjugorje and Garabandal.  I also believe in those apparitions, and therefore offer them as spiritual resources to visitors to my website.
How can a person be "disobedient to the Church" if The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who represents the "Church" in matters dealing with apparitions and prophecies has yet to make a decision as to their authenticity?
We should not be discounting the belief in these apparitions by millions of people.  We should be led by the Holy Spirit and not by those who, because they lack faith, display an arrogant and judgmental attitude about what should be shown on Catholic websites.  Those prideful individuals who pass a negative judgment on these apparitions are not part of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and should not be telling other Catholics what to believe.
All apparitions and prophecies, unless formally disapproved by the Church, should be studied and after prayer and discernment, on a personal basis, either accepted or rejected.
Please write again if you have any further questions. Thank you.
Vincent T. Bemowski - Webmaster/Editor

In his article in "Prophecy for Our Time" that appeared in the May 1983 edition of the Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Father Joseph Brennan, O.C.S. summarized the prophetic statements made by saints, and other holy souls (including popes) concerning the Chastisement:
"They foretell a time of unprecedented and terrible confusion and suffering unlike anything ever experienced in human history. It will affect every area of human life.  Everything on earth, including the earth itself, will be shaken to its core.  Many institutions will never rise again though they be very ancientChristianity will undergo its most severe test of yet.  There will be many casualties, many purifications.  Such confusion will reign that it will appear that Christianity has almost vanished.  
But then, as if to fulfill what Jesus said, 'Unless those days be shortened no flesh shall survive,' there will be a direct Divine intervention, both amazing and terrible, that will completely reverse the course of world events (MEMO TO READERS: At Garabandal this is called the "Aviso" which translated to English means "THE WARNING"). 
As a result of all this there will be a turning to God that will match the apostasy from God that preceded it, with the result, as Our Lady said at Fatima, that 'an era of peace will be granted to humanity.'  This will be a peace such as the world has never known and it will endure, apparently, for a considerable period."
Conchita - one of the four "seers"  (participants and witnesses of the Apparitions at Garabandal) wrote:
"The warning comes directly from God and will be visible to the whole world and from any place where any one happens to be.  It will be like the revelation of our sins and it will be seen and felt by everyone, believer and unbeliever alike, irrespective of whatever religion he may belong to.  It will be seen and felt in all parts of the world and by every person.
It will happen in the sky, no one can prevent it from happening.  We will even prefer to be dead rather than to pass through this WarningIt will not kill us.  It will be a "correction" of our conscience.  It will cause great fear and will make us reflect within ourselves on the consequences of our own personal sins.  It will be like a warning of the punishment to come.  In this way the world will be offered a means of purification to prepare itself for the extraordinary grace of the Great Miracle."
Jacinta (another seer) was told by Our Blessed Mother "that the warning would come when conditions were at their worst."  The date was not revealed to the visionaries,  however Mari-Loli (a seer) does know the year and she said that the "Miracle" will happen within one year after "The Warning."
Conchita has written: "I cannot reveal what kind of punishment it is except that it will be a result of the direct intervention of God, which makes it more terrible and fearful than anything we can imagine
It will be less painful for innocent babies to die a natural death than for those babies to die because of the punishment.  All Catholics should go to confession before the punishment and the others should repent of their sins.  When I saw it (the punishment), I felt a great fear even though at the same time I was seeing Our Blessed Mother.  The punishment, if it comes, will come after the miracle."
The girls once revealed: "We have never seen her (Our Blessed Mother) look so serious.  When she said the words, 'The cup is already filling,' she spoke in a very low voice."
In the Message (June 18, 1965) which Our Lady has given to the world through the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel, the angel said:
"Since my message of October 18 has not been made known to the world and has not been fulfilled, I tell you that this is my last messagePreviously, the cup was being filled.  Now it is overflowing.  Many Cardinals, many Bishops, and many Priests are on the road to perdition and with them they are bringing many soulsThe Holy Eucharist is being given less importance (honor).
We must avoid God's anger with us by our efforts at amendment. If we beg pardon with sincerity of soul, He will forgive usI, your Mother, through the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel, want to tell you to amend your lives.  You are already receiving one of the last warnings.  I love you very much and do not want your condemnation.  Ask sincerely and we will give to you.  You should make more sacrifices.  Think of the Passion of Jesus."
Father Luis Marie Andreu (38 year old Spanish Jesuit Priest) was the only other person to see Our Blessed Mother at Garabandal.  On August 8, 1961, Father Luis was at "The Pines" (where the Apparitions occurred).  There he said:

"Miracle! Miracle!"  He saw the Virgin Mary and a preview of the  Great Miracle.  The children in ecstasy heard Our Lady to say to him: "You will soon be with me."  He died that same night His final words were:
"Oh!  What a sweet and lovely mother we have in happy I am... what a favor The Blessed Virgin has bestowed on me.  How fortunate we are to have a mother like her in Heaven!  There is no reason to fear the supernatural life.  The girls have given us an example of how we must act with The Blessed Virgin.  There is no doubt in my mind that the things involving the girls are true.  Why should the Blessed Virgin have chosen us?  This is the happiest day of my life."
Conchita: "One day in church Our Lady told me in a locution that I would see her on Saturday, November 13, (1965) at the pines; it would be a special apparition to kiss the religious objects so that I could give them away after wards.  I was anxious for this day to arrive so that I could see again the Blessed Virgin and the Child Jesus who have implanted in my life the seed of God's happiness.
It was raining but it did not matter to me.  I went up to the Pines carrying with me the many rosaries which people have given to me to distribute them... As I was going up I was talking to myself, being sorry for my defects, desiring not to fall into them again, for it gave me much worry to appear before the Mother of God without wiping them out.
When I arrived at the Pines, I began to take the rosaries out and heard a sweet voice, that of the Virgin, which you always distinguish among others, calling me by my name.  I answered her 'what?'  At that very moment I saw Her with the Child in her arms.  She was dressed as usual and smiling.  I told Her: 'I have come to bring you the rosaries so that you can kiss them.'  She said to me, 'I can see it.'  I had been chewing gum, but as I was seeing Her I did not chew it; I placed the gum on a tooth
She must have noticed for She said, 'Conchita why don't you get rid of the chewing gum and offer it up as a sacrifice for the glory of my Son?'  I, a bit ashamed of myself, took it out and threw it on the ground.  She said after wards, 'Do you remember what I told you on your saint's day - that you would suffer much on earth?... Now I repeat it to you.  Have confidence in Us.'  Then I added, 'How unworthy I am, O Mother of us, of so many graces received through you, and now you have come to me to help me carry the little cross I have." 
She said, 'Conchita, I am not coming only for you, but I am coming for all my children with a desire to get them closer to Our Hearts.'  She asked for the things I was carrying. 'Give them to me so that I can kiss all you are carrying with you.'  And I gave her everything.
I was bringing with me also a small crucifix which I gave her to kiss.  She kissed it and said, 'Put it in the hands of the Child Jesus.'  And I did that and He said nothing.  I said 'This cross I intend to take with me when I go to the convent.'  But He did not reply.  After kissing everything She commented: 'My son, through this kiss, will work wonders.  Distribute them to the others'...  Of course I will do it.
After all this she requested that I tell her all the petitions for others which I had received.  She said: 'Conchita, tell me, tell me things about my children.  I have all of them under my cloak.'  And I commented: 'It is too small and there is no room for all of us.'  She smiled at this.
'Do You know, Conchita, why I did not come personally on June 18 to give you the message for the world?  Because it pained me to say it myself, but I have to say it to you for your own good and if you fulfill it, for God's glory.  I love you very much and I desire your salvation; to gather you all around God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Conchita, won't you respond to this?'  I said, 'If I could be always seeing you, yes; but otherwise I can't because I am very bad...' 'You do all you can,' Our Lady added,' and We will help you as well as my daughters Loli, Jacinta and Maricruz...'
She did not stay long with me.  She also said: 'This will be the last time you see me here, but I will always be with all my children.'  After wards she added: 'Conchita, why don't you go often to visit my Son in the Most Blessed Sacrament?  Why do you let yourself be carried away by laziness and not go to visit Him Who is waiting for you day and night?'
As I have written above, it was raining hard. Our Lady and the Child did not get wet.  I was not aware it was raining while seeing them, but when I stopped seeing them I was soaked.  I also told her: 'O how happy I am when I see you. Why don't you take me with you right now?'  She answered, 'Remember what I told you on your saint's day.  When you go before God you must show Him your hands filled with good works done by you for your brothers and for the glory of God; now your hands are empty.'
That's all, I spent a happy moment with my Mother from Heaven, my best friend, and with the Child Jesus.  I have stopped seeing them but not feeling them close.  Again they have sown in my soul great peace, joy, and a desire to conquer my defects so that I will be able to love with all my strength, the hearts of Jesus and Mary who love us so much..."
Conchita ends with this: "The Blessed Virgin Mary told me before that Jesus does not want to send the punishment in order to distress us, but in order to help us and reproach us because we pay no attention to Him.  And the warning will be sent in order to purify us for the miracle in which He will show us His great love and in order that we may fulfill the message."
IMPORTANT: Also review interview with Bishop Del Val Gallo: THE BEST OF GARABANDAL
"Therese Neumann was a German stigmatist and mystic, who for many years did not sleep and lived without food or liquids except for the daily EucharistWhen asked by an American GI if the United States would ever be destroyed or invaded in a war, her answer was: 'No, but at the end of this century America will be destroyed economically by a series of NATURAL DISASTERS.'"
See: Therese Neumann (This is an internal link, you must backspace to return to this section of this page)
Please note the "additional words of Melanie" that are shown at the bottom of the above link:
“The great chastisement will come, because men will not be converted; yet it is only their conversion that can hinder these scourges."
This prophecy especially requires discernment and wisdom to correctly interpret it.  It runs together with another prophecy given for a previous time, in addition to a grave end times prophecy.  The following is a portion of that account: 
"Only the witness herself, Melanie, can, along with Maximin, give an account of the apparition.  After giving it by word of mouth an incalculable number of times, she decided to write it all down in 1878. 
It was published at Lecce on the 15th of November 1879 – with the “Imprimatur” of Bishop Zola - and reprinted “ne varietur” at Lyon in 1904, a few months before Melanie's death. This slim booklet is now a rarity. The text is followed exactly here. 
The original text of the Message and Secret of La Salette, approved by the Catholic Church, are published here in their entirety for the first time in the English Language."

And then water and fire will purge the earth and consume all the works of men's pride and all will be renewed. God will be served and glorified.” 

"Before the Christian churches are reunited and renovated, God will send the Eagle who will travel to Rome and bring much happiness and good.  The Holy Man will bring peace between the clergy and the Eagle, and His reign will last for four years.

After his death God will send three men who are rich in wisdom and virtue.  They will spread Christianity everywhere.  There will be one flock, one shepherd, one faith, one law, one life and one baptism throughout the world.
"The people of the peninsula of Europe will suffer by needless wars until the Holy Man comes.  The Lion will come from a high mountain in the enlightened nation.  Then will the people of the half-moon of the tribe of Agar overrun many nations towards midnight and commit many atrocities

They will stay three years destroying everything.  Yet, in the third year will one of the unconquerable Eagles who reigns over the enlightened nation between the Rhine and the North Sea, with a great army meet them by the mouth of the River Rhine and, in a fearful battle, almost entirely annihilate them."