Our Lady the Immaculate Virgin
“In cases which concern private revelations, it is better to believe than not to believe, for if you believe and it is proven true, you will be happy that you believed, because our Holy Mother asked it of you. If you believed and it should be proven false, you will receive all the blessings as if it has been true, because you believed it to be true.” Pope Urban VIII
"What can be concluded canonically is that the devotion was both approved by Archbishop Leibold and, what is more, was actively promoted by him. In addition, over the years, other Bishops have approved the devotion and have participated in public devotion to the Mother of God, under the title of Our Lady of America." The Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of Saint Louis May 31, 2007
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Cairo Lights Above Church
After watching the videos from Cairo, Egypt of the purported apparition of the Virgin Mary above the Coptic Orthodox Church, it makes one wonder. If it is indeed Our Lady, then She is appearing to these people in an effort to bring them together before political and religious tension tears the region apart.
It is always difficult to review video of phenomena such as this and come to any solid conclusion. The naked eye and the experience of being there is always much more convincing. In either case, FAITH and The HOLY SPIRIT must guide you.
There have been numerous events here in Rome City, IN above The Our Lady Mother of Mercy Chapel (the site of the Our Lady of America apparitions in 1956) that have been captured on film and witnessed by thousands with their naked eye.
How can these lights be explained in any other way except to say it is something of a mystical nature trying to call us together? Is it Our Blessed Mother? Is it Her Son Jesus?
Let Faith and The Holy Spirit guide you as you discern for yourself.
"Bring Me My Children. Bring Me ALL of My Children."
Monday, December 21, 2009
Emergency Prayer Request
We just received news today that Bobby Kloska, son of Irv and Bonnie Kloska, has been admitted to the hospital due to a significant drop in his platelet count. No immediate cause is known, so we are hoping this is something the doctors can reverse with medication.
For those of you who are not familiar with Bobby, he is VP of Holy Cross College in South Bend and he has been battling cancer the past 5 years...the last two years he has been cancer free. The community of faithful around Our Lady of America and Rome City, IN have prayed for Bobby's healing many times during this battle and we are asking that everyone remember him again, along with all of the families who are battling disease, in their special intentions so he can be home with his wife and children for Christmas.
Bobby, we are rooting for you!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
No Room At The Inn?
I was invited to a local Baptist Church this past weekend for one of those extravagant Christmas pageants with all the choirs, costumes, props, and animals for the Nativity scene. It was quite a production...it was actually broadcast all over the world on their member satellite network.
During the scene where Joseph and Mary were arriving in Bethlehem and seeking lodging, it occurred to me that perhaps the reason there was "no room at the inn" was because of Mary's obvious condition and the possibility that none of the innkeepers wanted to have the responsibility of dealing with the needs of this couple who would have created quite a distraction to their other guests. I would presume that young Mother Mary, not having the luxury of an epidural, probably let out some primal screams while giving birth and this would have not gone over too well with some of the other guests who may have been trying to rest or wanted to party into the evening.
That got me to thinking: "What would I have done if I were the innkeeper?" Would I have gone out of my way to assist this couple or would I have told them to "Try the guy down the street" as they were probably told many times.
Have things changed that much in 2000 years? Recently, we all could see a video of a man being struck by a car and nearby pedestrians did absolutely nothing to render aid. They seemed indifferent to this other person as he lay in the street. "It's none of my business" is what they said to themselves and they moved on. "Let somebody else help."
We have to change this way of thinking if we are to save our country and our world. We need to expect more from ourselves and each other. Jesus certainly does.
Try not to let Him down.
Please find room at your inn and help us do what needs to be done.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Dr. Mark Miravalle on Our Lady of America
Dr. Mark Miravalle, husband, permanent deacon, and father of eight, earned his Sacred Theological Doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Dr. Miravalle has been teaching at the Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1986. He is President of the international Catholic movement, Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici (Voice of the People for Mary Mediatrix). Dr. Miravalle is known for his international lectures in Mariology. He has addressed several episcopal conferences, including that of South India, Nigeria, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. In addition, he has served members of the episcopal hierarchy with preliminary investigations for reported apparitions, and has made many conference appearances as well as several television appearances, for example on EWTN and Fox News. He also produces a biweekly Mariology television show for www.airmaria.com.
Dr. Mark Miravalle from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH talks on the importance of Our Lady of America and Her message of purity.
Please take the time to watch these now in the order given.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Eternal Life Radio Interview Tomorrow at Noon and 8 PM
Mark your calendars to listen in to WROL 950AM Boston Tuesday at 12 Noon EST for a program with special guest Nancy Goggin . Nancy lives in the Boston area and she will share her story of faith involving efforts to raise awareness of the Our Lady of America messages and the need to preserve the property in Rome City, IN for Our Lady's work.
If you miss it at Noon EST, it will air again at 8PM EST.
Go to www.wrolboston.com to listen to it over the internet.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Easter Lillies In November? In Boston?
After hearing the WROL 950 AM Radio interview of Irv Kloska and Larry Young on November 13, a woman from the Boston area named Nancy went to her pastor to enlist his aide in "doing something to help" the efforts of Our Lady the Immaculate Virgin to preserve this Holy Ground in Rome City.
After thoughtful prayer, he advised that they pray for "a sign" if they were to take this message to the parish.
After praying on this matter for a week, the Easter Lillies around their Church began to go into full bloom. This was November 21 and the temperatures were not exactly Spring-like and all of the flower beds had been cleaned up for winter.
After agreeing this was a "sign", the pastor ordered an insert in the parish bulletin this week making a plea for help along with the prayer to The Immaculate Conception written by Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil).
BTW: the name of the parish in Stoughton, MA where this all took place.....Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Bring Me My Children. Bring Me All of My Children!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"Mary, Mary...Go See Mary Today"
The following letter and photos were sent to us by a woman named Jenny telling us of her family experience at the November 28 Day of Prayer and Healing:
My husband and I have 4 children with our youngest being diagnosed with Autism when he was 2 years old. Born a healthy, typical developing baby, Cooper began regressing between 18 & 24 months and lost all eye contact, functional play skills and the little language that he had. He began to journey into a world of his own as we began many therapies to try to help him. This communication disorder of my son’s has effected our entire family on so many different levels…..we decided to make the venture to Rome City for some much needed spiritual, mental, physical and emotional renewing. We were anticipating healing on all sorts of levels, and knew we would walk away with the strength we needed.
While at Rome City, we met an amazingly peaceful man named Irv who prayed over our son and reassured us that we were on the right spiritual path. He was kind enough to give us 3 Triple Novena Medals…one for me, one for my husband and one for my son. I have since then ordered the Triple Novena Prayer book and anticipate it arriving soon so I can begin praying along with our medals. We continue to have much hope that we will be given the wisdom by God to continue doing all that we can to foster growth in our child as well balancing life for our other 3 daughters. Once non-verbal and unable to respond to his name, our son is growing into a pleasant little personality and can express his wants and needs in 5-6 word sentences. We hope the progress continues to happen and that we receive renewed strength to give him the best quality of life possible. It was the best decision to start our Advent season with this positive experience.
We thank you for the opportunity to visit such a spiritual facility. My oldest daughter Madison was excited to take all of our photos into her religion class the very next day and spoke to her classmates about our experience there. In Thanksgiving for all blessings received that day, we will continue to spread the good word! We are forever grateful to have brought both of our parents along that day as well. Their support and guidance has been instrumental in raising a child with special needs. May they be blessed many times over for all they have done throughout the years to support our family and help us as we find our way through this journey called Autism. We look forward to future visits ~
Christmas Blessings ~
Scott, Jenny, Maddy, Kenzie, Josie & Cooper
After reading this great letter, Jenny writes again:
How I forgot the 2 best parts of the day I don’t know!!!
I hardly slept a wink the night before our trip because I knew that my son had never sat through a mass before and that the day would be opening with a mass being said….and that we had a 2 hour and 15 minute drive both ways ahead of us….he’s not one for long trips in a vehicle! Well, I was getting ready upstairs and my husband was getting Cooper dressed downstairs. When I finished, I came downstairs and my husband questioned, “Did you tell Cooper where we were going today?” and I said, “no, why?” and he said, well because he keeps saying, “Mary, Mary…go see Mary today……” It was at that moment that I knew the day would be a good one ….somehow my sweet boy knew where we were going without any of us even telling him!
And he sat through the entire mass…..with headphones on watching a video mind you – but that was a small miracle in itself! For him to sit for that long of a period – 1hour and 25 minutes before he had had enough – was amazing…..
Yes….our God works in mysterious ways!
Then today, we get this little follow-up to Cooper's visit:
Today while at a friends house playing Cooper looked up at me and said out of the blue, “Mary, Mary….” And I asked him what did you say, and he replied, “Mary,” and that was it. It is the first time he has mentioned anything of the day – but that is not unusual as his speech/language is VERY limited. We continue to pray with him every night and he repeats after me, “Jesus, Mary & Joseph pray for me,” and on his own says, “Jesus please heal me…” so Something is clicking!!!!
Here are some photos the girls took during the Prayer and Healing Service
Here are some photos heading to Holy Family Hill:
What a Great Day! Everybody in the family got something from their visit!!