Can he be followed by the faithful? Or is it disobedient?
That has been the debate — over an alleged Marian seer from Itaparinga, Brazil, who was first brought to the fore in these pages [see here].
His name is Edson Glauber [see archives] and the diocese that oversees him is along the Amazon River in a city called Manaus.
This is interesting in light of the eruption of coronavirus in Brazil — and specifically Manaus. To wit (from today’s Associated Press):
“Manaus is one of the hardest hit cities in Brazil, which officially has lost more than 23,000 lives to the coronavirus. But in the absence of evidence proving otherwise, relatives like das Graças are quick to deny the possibility that COVID-19 claimed their loved ones, meaning that the toll is likely a vast undercount.
“As ambulances zip through Manaus with sirens blaring and backhoes dig rows of new graves, the muggy air in this city by the majestic Amazon River feels thicker than usual with such pervasive denial. Manaus has seen nearly triple the usual number of dead in April and May. Doctors and psychologists say denial at the grassroots stems from a mixture of misinformation, lack of education, insufficient testing and conflicting messages from the country’s leaders.”
There are many controversial aspects to these alleged apparitions [see also here], and an initial approval seemingly was reversed [his messages in the 1990s were approved by his bishop], but there is an interesting message in those approved ones. It mentions “plagues” — albeit from the aftermath of an earthquake (which is not, at this point, accurate). Take what may be good and leave the rest. They quote Glauber (for our discernment):
“First part of the revealed secret about Brazil and the Amazon (Message on April 26, 1996)
On April 26, 1996, Our Lady told me about the first part of the secret, about a small part related to Brazil, inclusive to the Amazon, through a message.
On Saturday, August 1, 1998, Our Lady asked me to reveal it to the people the next day, that is on Sunday, August 2, there at the Holy Cross on the hill in Itapiranga, because it was already very close to happening, because she as a Mother will always warn before things happen, so that Her children are always prepared and in union with God.
Our Lady told me that if the Brazilian people do not listen to Her messages and do not live Her appeals, a great earthquake will happen in Brazil that will shake the whole country a lot. This earthquake will kill many people who will not be prepared. The earthquake will hit a lot Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, as well as other states. As a result of this earthquake, there will also be a great tsunami, which will head to Rio de Janeiro.
When Our Lady showed me this, there were many people running, fleeing desperately, because they were not prepared. Referring to the Amazon, Our Lady said that as a result of all this, a great flood will come to our state, leaving many people homeless. As a result of this flood, there will be many plagues. It will be like a plague that will spread more and more. These plagues will come one after another, one as a consequence of the other.
In the message that Our Lady transmitted to me on April 26, 1996, she addresses the Amazon, saying:
“Amazon, Amazon, listen! Do not harden your heart to my warnings of conversion.
My children, I want to help you to avoid so many evils that can fall upon you and the world. That is why I came down from Heaven, because I desire to guide to you in everything.
Do not renounce my messages, my appeals of a Mother, for when a mother speaks it is for the well-being of her own children. Listen to me now, for this is the time God grants you for your conversion. This is the time that He is attentive to your supplications and requests, giving you special graces through me.
As a Mother, I yearn for your happiness and not for your misery and suffering. It is as a Mother that I warn you. It is as a Mother that I implore you. It is as a Mother that I cry! …”
At this moment, Our Lady showed me a flood, occurring in the Amazon, which will leave many homeless. Strong storms occurring and as a consequence, diseases and plagues. Many people suffered and others cried for their destroyed homes. The Virgin then told me:
“All this can be avoided or mitigated. It depends on your prayers and sacrifices. God puts in your hands dear children, the decision to be made.
Listen to me: as Mother, I want to help you make the right decision. Live my messages and help me with your prayers, for I promise to intercede before my Son Jesus for each one of you.
I bless you all: in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen!”
Some “prophetic” drawings of future events are here
The diocese’s stand on him is here
Latest message from Medjugorje:
May 25, 2020 “Dear children! Pray with me for a new life for all of you. In your hearts, little children, you know what needs to be changed. Return to God and His Commandments, so that the Holy Spirit may change your lives and the face of this earth, which is in need of renewal in the spirit. Little children, be prayer for all those who do not pray; be joy for all those who do not see the way out; be carriers of light in the darkness of this peaceless time. Pray and seek the help and protection of the saints so that you also could yearn for Heaven and Heavenly realities. I am with you and am protecting and blessing all of you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”