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Messages claim that the majority of mankind is ‘contaminated’ and a ‘warning’ covers the earth
The majority of mankind has allowed itself to become contaminated and as a result the world is under a “warning,” according to prophecies reaffirmed this month by a bishop in Argentina.
The messages, allegedly granted by the Virgin Mary to a woman named Gladys Herminia Quiroga de Motta 145 miles northwest of Buenos Aires at San Nicolas, are among the strongest ever approved by the official Church and exhort the faithful to spread word of judgment.
“It is your duty to teach the Almighty’s justice, and blessed is he who learns it,” say the messages, which we present here as composites. “You must be warned, children, the plague is big. At these moments all humanity is hanging by a thread. My children, the senseless person is dead, even if alive, because he does not fear the justice of God, nor fears not fulfilling of His commandments. He wants to ignore the fact that the Lord’s day and His judgment will arrive. Blessed are those who fear God’s judgment.”
These are the hours, say the messages, when prayer and visits to the Blessed Sacrament must be especially “fervent.” Humanity is living, say the messages, in “very dramatic moments.”
Gladys says she was shown a vision of the world in two parts, with one of the parts representing those whose souls are being “destroyed,” especially through an obsession with wealth. “A great part of the world is very far from God,” the Virgin told Gladys in more than 1,900 messages. “They go ahead in everything that is materialism, and they do not advance in what is most important, in the knowledge of the Word of God.
Daughter, the earth is inhabited, but it seems uninhabited. A very great darkness is over it. God’s warning is over the world. Those who stay in the Lord have nothing to fear, but those who deny what comes from him do. Two-thirds of the world is lost and the other part must pray and make reparation for the Lord to take pity. My dear daughter, there is darkness and loss everywhere! My children, in the large cities of the world, atheism and total indifference toward God are to be seen. The devil wants to have full domination over the earth. He wants to destroy. The earth is in great danger.”
In what can only be termed stark warnings, the Virgin emphasized materialism and pride in all its manifestations.
“My children, impose nothing on your lives!” say the messages, granted between 1983 and 1990. “Do not be too ambitious, because to want much can make you forget that the only and real ambition you should have is to be able to enter God’s Kingdom. Try to remember this always, as it is the only thing that matters to the Lord. Not everything is corrupt in the world, but a great part is. This great part is what must be fully and completely renewed, since they despise God. They are God’s enemies. They are being used by the devil craftily and very coldly. Break the bonds to the materialistic world you live in, and join the Lord.”
Reaffirming messages from other places, the Virgin told Gladys in 1988 that “the weapon that has the greatest influence on evil is to say the Rosary” and emphasized that for those who pray it is not a time for anguish but of “hope,” “peace,” and “fortitude.” “The coming of the Lord is imminent,” says a 1988 message, “and as the Scripture says, no one knows the day or the hour, but it will be, and certainly for that hour the soul of Christians should be prepared. These are hours in which your prayer must be fervent. Do you not know that prayer is a shield against evil? It is not mankind who is abandoned by God, but God Who is abandoned by mankind!”
While the alleged apparitions at San Nicolas themselves have not been formally accepted by the Church, a sanctuary at the place of revelation has been built and Bishop Mario Luis Bautista Maulion has notified Spirit Daily in a formal letter that “from the church point of view the messages are approved and they are finished” as of February 1990 — although there may be messages since that have not yet been ecclesiastically discerned. “The content of these messages is very spiritual,” noted the bishop in reiterating the approval of his predecessor, Bishop Domingo Castagna. “They call for conversion, prayer, and hope in a hopeless world. The consecration to Our Lady takes us to a very holy life which is the goal of baptism. It is a response to the secularism and materialism of our times.”
The message warning that the world was in “great danger” came in 1985 — the year Fatima seer Lucia dos Santos claims the world narrowly averted nuclear war — and was followed by prophecies that continued into 1990 with equally forceful language.
Never before has a message so directly admonished followers to preach God’s justice.
While there are no further details on what was meant by a “big plague,” the hints of purification are followed throughout the messages by the encouragement of the Blessed Mother.
“I say this for all my children: God does not want you to humble yourselves before the enemy, nor does He want you to be destroyed by him, but for you to face up to him. Fear nothing, because the Lord goes in front to each battle. May your will not shrink; be strong because you have the Presence of the Almighty. Daughter, the prince of evil pours out his venom today with all his might, because he sees that his worry reign is ending; his end is near; little is left to him. My daughter, the evil one is triumphant now, it is true, but it is a victory that will last briefly. Hurry because time is running out.”