Our Lady of Akita, Abortion and October 13

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By Fr Richard Heilman

THE OFFENSE OF ABORTION

In many ways, America has been the trendsetter for the rest of the world. And so it was that on January 22, 1973 – a day that will live in infamy – The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the legality of a woman’s right to have an abortion. Since that decision (Roe v. Wade) in 1973, over 57,000,000 innocent children have been killed by abortion in the United States. Worldwide, since 1973, the number is somewhere around 1,400,000,000 children murdered by abortion. This is the equivalent of killing every man, woman and child in America – FOUR TIMES OVER – just in the past 44 years.

It’s no wonder why Our Lady would appear, with a warning, in 1973 … the very same year abortion became, in essence, “mainstreamed” across the planet.

THE APPARITIONS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IN AKITA, JAPAN

The extraordinary events began on June 12, 1973, when Sr. Agnes saw brilliant mysterious rays emanate suddenly from the tabernacle. The same thing happened on each of the two days that followed.

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On June 28, 1973, a cross-shaped wound appeared on the inside left hand of Sr. Agnes. It bled profusely and caused her much pain. On July 6, Sr. Agnes heard a voice coming from the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary (shown here) in the chapel where she was praying. The statue was carved from a single block of wood from a Katsura tree and is three feet tall. On the same day, a few of the sisters noticed drops of blood flowing from the statue’s right hand. On four occasions, this act of blood flow repeated itself. The wound in the statue’s hand remained until September 29, when it disappeared. On September 29, the day the wound on the statue disappeared, the sisters noticed the statue had now begun to “sweat”, especially on the forehead and neck. On August 3, Sr. Agnes received a second message. On October 13, she received a final third message.

Two years later on January 4, 1975, the statue of the Blessed Virgin began to weep. It continued to weep at intervals for the next 6 years and eight months. It wept on 101 occasions.

Among the messages from Our Lady to Sr. Agnes was a call to pray the “Fatima Prayer” when praying the rosary. This was not common in Japan, at the time, but was an obvious link to the importance of her appearance in Fatima.

Also, it should not to go without notice that the “final message” from Our Lady of Akita was on October 13, which happens to be the anniversary of the “final message” and “Miracle of the Sun” in Fatima on October 13, 1917. Again, a strong link to the importance of her appearance in Fatima.

There were three occasions when Our Lady of Akita spoke to Sr. Agnes. You can read all three messages HERE, but I would like to begin by focusing on that final message on 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”

LAST DAYS OF 100 YEARS

We are now in the 100th year since the apparitions of Fatima. The exact anniversary of the first of the apparitions in Fatima is May 13, 2017. I wrote about the significance of 100 years HERE. Could it be that we have been given a chance to offer reparation in these waning days before the 100 years is up?

Here is part of Our Lady of Akita’s second message given to Sr. Agnes on August 3, 1973 …

“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.”

On January 2nd of this year, I put out a call that asked everyone to consider embracing, in essence, a call to be a “victim soul” … to offer up physical and spiritual sacrifices for the salvation of others. Starting on February 13, 2017, and going to May 13, 2017, we will be in the “last 90 days” before the 100th anniversary. Are we being called to do the “Nineveh Thing?” In other words, just as Jonah warned the Ninevites to repent or experience the wrath of God, are we being warned by none other than Our Lady to do the same?

Please read about this call we are titling, “Nineveh 90” (Read about Nineveh 90 HERE) Please consider being this “victim soul” in these last days before the 100 years concludes.

“When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened” (Jonah 3:10)

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10 Responses to Our Lady of Akita, Abortion and October 13

  1. toadspittle says:

    “The guttural voice, the voice of Satan in his pride, boasted to Our Lord: “I can destroy your Church.”
    The gentle voice of Our Lord: “You can? Then go ahead and do so.”
    Satan: “To do so, I need more time and more power.”
    Our Lord: “How much time? How much power?”
    Satan: “75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service.”
    Our Lord: “You have the time, you will have the power. Do with them what you will.”

    Anyone got any idea what were God’s “motives” for making this extraordinary cynical pact?
    Is it all, as it seems here – merely a childish game played between Him and Satan?
    If so, what’s the point in worshipping God? What’s the point anyway – He’s perfect already, so He doesn’t need it.

    “Our Lord: “How much time? How much power?”
    Doesn’t God know? Why does He need to ask?

  2. Brother Burrito says:

    Toad,

    I think the Royal road to Faith begins with gratitude. Are you grateful for having been born, having lived, for being alive right now?

    If one is, then one has to identify the object of one’s gratitude. Is it you yourself, your forebears, the first living cell, the big bang? Or is it the ineffable Ground of Being who calls Himself “I AM WHO AM” -in a masculine voice, in my own experience.

    A hint: If you are going to hunt down the Ground of EVERYTHING that IS, it pays to make like the humus, the soil. Become little, and stand-under the universe, and suddenly you will under-stand it all-God willing 😉

    Another hint: God does not reveal Himself at our beck and call. He makes us wait for Him, like a busy doctor might. Some professional religious people may wait a long ascetic lifetime before meeting Him. Others in more urgent need get seen to sooner. C’est la vie.

    It all starts with gratitude for life. Those who lack that, often kill themselves.

    “It is impossible to be grateful and unhappy at the same time”.

  3. I really don’t know what to think about the Akita apparitions. I had thought that they were not approved by the Church, but apparently the question is still open. Frankly, I’m confused.

  4. toadspittle says:

    “Toad, I think the Royal road to Faith begins with gratitude. Are you grateful for having been born, having lived, for being alive right now?”
    I really am, Burro. I have been fantastically, unbelievably, lucky all my life so far. If that ceases right now, I have absolutely no reason to repine.
    But where that gets us, as far as God is concerned – I’m not sure. I will think as deeply as I possibly can about it.
    What would Bertrand Russell, who also enjoyed a long, comfortable, “lucky'”by any standards, life – think?
    Who knows? Not me.
    Then, there’s Spinoza, of course. Not much help, really.

  5. Cassie says:

    Toad,

    It’s like the book of Job in the Bible. God and Satan had a very similar conversation at the beginning of it, after which Satan wreaked havoc over Job’s life. But look at what happened in the end of the book…

    Seems to me that God knows what he’s doing, and works *all* things (whether pleasant for us or not) for the good of those that love Him – just as he says he’ll do. Those of us that remain faithful to Him through it all will get through the crisis in the Church, and She will come out stronger, just like Job did. Like Jesus told Peter, the gates of Hell will not prevail against it (“it” being the Church).

    Just wait and see what happens. 🙂

  6. kathleen says:

    @ Robert

    I believe the Church’s position on the Akita apparitions is that they were “approved by Bishop Ito, the local ordinary, in 1984, apparently with some consultation with the Holy See.” The Holy See has not given them “formal recognition” yet, but Cardinal Ratzinger (as Pope Benedict XVI was then) apparently expressed confidence in the apparitions, but again that’s not the same as “formal recognition”. According to a Catholic Answers forum on EWTN, we should regard the apparitions as “credible but not certain”.

  7. Thank you, your response makes things a lot clearer for me!

  8. toadspittle says:

    “Just wait and see what happens. 🙂”
    That’s all any of us can do, Cassie, isn’t it?

  9. toadspittle says:

    “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.”
    Clearly, from this, the Father and the Son are entirely separate individuals.
    “Cardinal Ratzinger (as Pope Benedict XVI was then) apparently expressed confidence in the apparitions, but again that’s not the same as “formal recognition”. According to a Catholic Answers forum on EWTN, we should regard the apparitions as “credible but not certain”.
    Confidence in “credible but not certain” heresy, isn’t it? Or has Toad got it all wrong again?

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