Notre Dame de Rouen. The façade of the Gothic Church in France. Photographer: Hippo1947. Licence: SHUTTERSTOCK.

Saturday, June 03, 2023

Our Lady of Akita.

A carved wooden statue of
Our Lady of Akita, Japan.
Photo: 2 November 2015.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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unless stated otherwise.

Our Lady of Akita (Japanese: 秋田の聖母マリア) is the Catholic Title of The Blessed Virgin Mary, associated with a wooden statue Venerated by faithful Japanese who hold it to be miraculous.

The image is known due to the Marian apparitions reported in 1973 by Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in the remote area of Yuzawadai, in the outskirts of Akita, Japan.

The messages emphasise Prayer (especially recitation of The Holy Rosary) and Penance, in combination with cryptic visions prophesying sacerdotal persecution and heresy within The Catholic Church.

The messages included the following:

. . . Each day recite the Prayer of the Rosary.

With the Rosary, Pray for the Pope, Bishops and the Priests.

The work of the devil will infiltrate even into The Church in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, and Bishops against other 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 full Wikipedia Article on Our Lady of Akita can be read HERE

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, as Zephyrinus knows, at the time these messages were communicated to Sr. Agnes at the Akita convent in 1973, it seemed impossible to imagine “Cardinal opposing Cardinal, bishop opposing bishop” within the Church, or (as Sr. Lucy at Fatima had conveyed) great numbers of “consecrated souls leaving the service of the Lord” (It is true, although there had been large numbers of defections in the immediate aftermath of Vatican 2, by the early1970’s they had seemed to stabilize somewhat).

    Now however no one questions the veracity of these revelations.

    However, as with Fatima, the central message of Sr. Agnes, which she stated an Angel had asked her to reiterate in 2019, is for everyone to pray the Rosary daily and especially to practice penance.

    Sr Agnes is now 92 and was never expected to live thus long, being her whole early life in very ill health.

    It appears she has been allowed to “stay on so long” to urge us that we can only do our part, each one of us, and pray others will listen.

    However, those who do commence praying the Rosary daily report that they have a newfound sense of peace and direction, in this directionless age, which has taken over their lives. Jesus, Mary & Joseph. -Comment by Dante P


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