Jack and Sergio were chatting
whilst sitting in a café.
‘ Actually I was now
thinking of the American Red-Indians and their Rain Dance …’ said Jack. You do
know that when there was a drought, they used to gather together and just dance
until the rain poured!
‘Yes!’, said Sergio, ‘and that
reminds me also of that Japanese scientist, Dr Emoto and his experiments with
water, perhaps not absolutely scientific, I don’t know, but do you know what he
did? He kept water in transparent glass cylinders, and when he would ask a
specific group of people to look at the water with thoughts of anger, guess
what? The water would become dark and murky. Then when he would ask another
group to look at another cylinder with water, this time with thoughts of peace
1946 – 13th May : The Papal Legate, Cardinal Masella,
crowned Our Lady of Fatima “Queen of the World”, on
the 30th Anniversary of the consecration of the nation of Portugal
to Mary Immaculate.
2017-04-08 -An article for 'The Southern Cross' :
Author: Maria Victoria Pereira (M.A.
in Religious Studies)email:firstname.lastname@example.org: 072 1174 193
The MIRACLE OF THE SUN
happened in 1917 at Fatima in Portugal?
What happened?... Now in 2017, on the 13th of
October, it will be 100 years since a ‘scientifically
inexplicable ' phenomena took place – one that was seen by more than 70,000 people.
This incredible event happened in the same year that Marxism took over
Russia. Scientists declared it to be an ‘unexplained solar phenomena’. In
recent years scientists tested the terrain at Fatima where the phenomena took
place. They found radiation at the site and interestingly, this radiation is
not harmful to human beings.
So, what really did happen?
Well… Let’s imagine!...
13th of October 1917… you are on a valley… thousands of people
all around you… all wearing rain coats and umbrellas.It is raining. (It had been pouring with rain
for two days all over Portugal.) The terrain is sopping wet. But, despite the
conditions, people came to see the promised miracle, a miracle promised (by the
Virgin Mary, or Lady of Light) to three little shepherds who were being persecuted
for saying that they had visions of the Mother of Jesus requesting prayer and
penance and the praying of the rosary as a means not only of saving souls but
of bringing peace into the world. The
visionaries had asked the Lady for a miracle, so that people would believe…
So… back to our imagined scenario of the 13th of October 1917:-
You are standing, in the Serra de Aire, in Fatima, surrounded by thousands of
people, all with their umbrellas and raincoats. The continuous rain has left
the ground soaking wet, and shows no sign of letting up. It is near twelve
Suddenly one of three visionaries, says:
- ‘Look at the sun!’
Looking into the clouds you see
the sun bursting forth and spiraling towards the earth, the colors of the
rainbow swirling everywhere. People cry, thinking that they are all going to
die, they cry, they kneel, they pray… After about 15 minutes the sun stops spiraling
and slowly fades. Everything is back to normal!
Well, not really… for everything
was now dry! Inexplicably, bone dry.
Scientifically, it is regarded that the amount of heat needed for this
to happen in such short space of time, would have incinerated everyone present!
People, more than 80 kms away, saw the swirling of the colours of the rainbow.
These were people who did not even know or remember that a ‘miracle’ had been
promised to the children – the miracle the children had requested ‘so that
people would believe what that ‘Lady made of Light’ was telling them. She had
indicated to the children that people don’t believe because of miracles, however
had agreed she would comply with their request.
And the indisputable and momentous truth is that now, 100 years later,
the message of Fatima is still causing vibrations and heated discussions. Some
two years ago, there was a conference in Canada, on this very topic. It
included 28 speakers, some lawyers and journalists, and many of them not even
According to the American
historian W.T.Walsh,who went to Portugal to do
research on the subject, we must give attention to the request made by
that 'Lady with a peace plan from heaven'. Her message includes prophecies of future
disasters and wars ' if people don't repent and pray, especially praying the Rosary’- which includes meditations
on the life of Christ.
are we seeing today? How many wars? Tsunamis, droughts…?
How do we know that the peace of our future, and that of our children,
that the peace in the world, does not
depend on something brought to our attention at this incredible event. Is it
possible our future peace is dependent on the humble acceptance by a
sufficient number of people of
this other Pathway forPeace – a message delivered to three children in Fatima, by
that ' Lady made of Light ', the so-called 'Mother of the World’?
Should we, because
of our different religious views, close our eyes and like the ostrich, bury our
heads on the sand and ignore what happened? Or, must we acknowledge it and
think, use our intelligence to ponder and strengthen our faith?
What was that? Seen
by 70.000 people! The, then director, of the Lisbon newspaper, was an atheist
who had gone to Fatima ‘to laugh at the innocence of the people.’ It amused him
that people believed in three children claiming to be receiving apparitions
from Mary, mother of Jesus, with a special request for prayers and penance for Peace
in the world. This cynic, after watching
what happened, wrote in his newspaper:
God does not exist, I don’t know what that was!’
2016-10-31 To all 'coincidences' freaks - you are getting there.... Don't slip! ... Keep humble!
(Thanks to Jorge Ferraz who has this on his facebook)
' According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that
a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is
that you stop worrying. Things don't bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point that you actually experience the miraculous.' Deepak Chopra facebook.com/thekindnesscentre
Still 2015! I was asked now in 2016 to put this on my blog and so here it is - it is part of the story I want to publish titled 'The Joshua Story' which tells about all the 'strange' synchronicity that happened after our little one left this world. To God be the glory!
‘Mckenzie and the Blackberry’, episode
On the 9th of August I was feeling quite sad and lonely, for various reasons, when I went to Mass at 5 pm, at
Our Lady of Lourdes in Westville. I stayed in the back pews. Yes, tears
would fall suddenly as Iremembered my
At the end of the Mass, when coming out, I saw a good looking man coming
towards me with a smile on his face and he asked how I was. I then recognized
him. It was that extremely well-mannered friend of Andrew who
was helping with serving drinks and food to everybody at their place after the
‘Are you a Catholic?’, I asked, surprised. ‘Yes.’, he replied.
After some small chat, we separated and I walked towards the parking lot
but suddenly stopped to see if I could retrieve a message that I had received,
when at Mass. I thought it was from my daughter, as they were arriving then from
that conference Andrew had gone to, in India. The area I was in was quite dark
and there was no one around. Suddenly I saw someone near me, asking, ’Do you
need anything?’ It was him again. He had left his family in the
car, car revving, and had come to see if I needed something.
‘You again?’, I asked, surprised. ‘I am just trying to retrieve this
message from my daughter, but I am not familiar with this cell phone which I
got now from my son’, I said.
He offered to help and then went back to his car, sittingthere and waiting until I was out and on my
way. I could not believe so much courtesy… when I got home and remembered him suddenly
appearing in the dark next to me, I felt as if he had been an angel, and I did
thank Jesus for the comfort it gave me.
At home I then tried to look again at the message in the Blackberry and
guess what I see? A screen that looked like the page of a diary and read
I first thought that perhaps Ana Luisa
had sent me something by mistake from Andrew’s phone… but what I read did not
make much sense. It actually was:
Date:Aug. 9 (that
Time open: 5:00
Time closing: 6:00(this was the timeof
the Mass I had been to: 5pm to 6pm)
I rolled down, it read,
I was amazed. Why ‘Jerusalem’? If it had anything to do with
Andrew’s travelling, they had gone to India not Israel!I phoned my neighbor and told her that
I wanted to show her something, it seemed that I was going cuckoo!She read it, and neither she nor a friend who
was with her, could work out how I got it
or what it was about. Eventually we
lost it. But... they are my witnesses and the verdict is:‘it was weird’.
What did it mean to me? It was to me as if that experience I had of
being helped ‘by an angel’ was being confirmed in that exact message which had the date and time of the
Mass and the mentioning of that place in Jesus’s life, Jerusalem. What I mean
is that on that day that I was feeling so lonely, God kind of ‘sent me’ some
consolation through the unexpected assistance, albeit ‘insignificant’, of
another Christian. If this makes any sense to the reader, I don’t know.
But I say, ‘Indeed, Praise God
for His amazing grace!’ and in faith I say:
‘We are not alone. He is with us! Always!’
Yes, ‘God is Not Dead’!
NB: To be noted that I never saw Mckenzie
again at that church until a year later on Sunday the 16th of
2015-01-20I have not written for a long time… I need to say first that sadly, my
friend Carol Watkinson who did the beautiful collection of slides for my Talk
on ‘Pathways for Peace…’passed away in
October last year. She
had cancer. I never heard her complain. Peace to your soul, dear Friend! I do miss
you. Thank you for what you did and for what you tried to do.
2015 - I received an
unsettling email some days ago, about some Arabs sewing, in cold
blood, the eye and mouth of a girl who proclaimed to be a Christian! That is
what I read. Is it true?!... It had a shocking photo of her… and ‘the
media chose to ignore …’, it says.
It is up to us to
believe it or not, to think about it or to just move on. I chose to stop and
share some thoughts - especially after the 'Paris tragedy'.
What hurts me is to
see how these fanatics are apparently 'winning' and making waves, of terror if
nothing else, whilst as a friend of mine was saying, 'followers of Christ
choose to remain in silence not to upset family or friends and just let them
be, or watch TV.... possibly even porno... to pass time'.
Do we, Christians, not believe that there is power in 'prayer' ,
in going to church, to Mass, if a Catholic, and receiving the Body of Christ
present in the Eucharist? Do we try to find out what is happening at Medjugorje
where Mary appears constantly with the same message as at Fatima in
‘Pray, Pray! For Peace in the world! For the salvation of Souls!
Bless those that hurt you! Pray!’ ?
Apparently each year more and more youngsters are going to Medjugorje to pray!
But we prefer, some of us, to shout NO to RELIGION!
It is too scary! Don't
teach it to children! Give them freedom of Choice! Freedom of...
I honestly feel sorry for them, for us, for the consequences of
this way of thinking.
Religion is, unfortunately,
often USED for political ends, that is
true! But for me what it means comes from the Latin word 'religare', meaning to
'reconnect'. Reconnect what? The Created and the Creator!
Humanity and God! But that is our choice...yes. So, ARE CHILDREN SUPPOSED TO
GROW and NOT BE TAUGHT about GOD,and
then WHEN ADULTS, DECIDE? IS THAT GOING
TO WORK? Did it work for the American psychologist who started the new 'youth
education revolution'? His son committed suicide at about 30 years of age...
How WILL WE JUSTIFY the Morals we might want to teach them? Why are we so
scared to hurt their sensitivity and impose our rules, at least whilst they
live with us, their parents ? Do we want to 'make friends' or be 'parents'?
IS IT NOT FROM THE
CRADDLE THAT A CHILD NEEDS TO BE NURTURED AND OR DISCIPLINED TO LEARN TO CURB
SELFISHNESS AND OPEN THE HEART TO GOODNESS? TO JESUS, THE SON OF GOD - who died for us on a
Cross? Our God is a loving God that allows freedom of choice! It is up
to us to choose, yes! And to choose whether to place in our children's hearts
the knowledge of the 'Way' - to Freedom, to Love, to Peace'! Jesus' Way!
Please do read Peter
Hitchens's 'The Rage against God'. I mentioned him last year in a talk. In his
opinion, 'without God, morals will have
no leg to stand on'. This journalist, a Christian converted to communism
who lived in Russia and Somalia, shocked with all that he saw there and years
later in England, he converted back to being a Christian. The link to the talk,
if you are interested, is: http://youtu.be/CUJwPA77c1I
May God bless us all!
Let us pray for the confused, the wrong doers, the proud, the scared! For us ,
for our families. Let us pray for enlightnement and perseverance, for
forgiveness and for loving kindness. For
Peace in the world!
pleased to say that my Talk on the 8th of March at the Church of San José went
There were more than 50 people and many
came forward to tell me how much they had enjoyed it.
The title of the talk was ‘Pathways for Peace – The Tale, the Dialogue
and …what else?’ There is a video of it which I intend to upload on
Youtube. (THIS HAS BEEN DONE) Why? First,
it is in a way some kind of legacy, especially for my grand-children. Second because
it brings up issues that I consider food for thought. Third, it is a means of
contributing to Peace in the world, especially when considering the ‘peace plan
from heaven’ as historian W T Walsh called it: the message given to three
little shepherds at Fatima in Portugal, by the ‘Lady made of Light’. This was supported
by that powerful ‘miracle of the sun’ seen by more than 70 000 people.
talk is based on my intervention presented in Portugal in October 2013, at the
‘Migrant Women Worldwide’ Conference which I have previously spoken about.
must confess that at the end of the talk, I forgot (!) to ask if there were any
questions, which was a pity indeed. Blame the migraine! Well, I am sure there
will be another occasion to do so in the near future.
Thanks again to Carol Watkinson for the very well done power point