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Seer From Church-Approved Site Claims Christ Is Preparing For A Manifestation
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By Michael H. Brown

In the revised version of a book based on her visions, seer Maria Esperanza Bianchini of Caracas, Venezuela, claims that Jesus is on the verge of a major appearance or manifestation. The assertion is made in The Bridge To Heaven, a collection of interviews originally published in 1993 and set for re-release this week with updated interviews and information.

A manifestation or the Final Coming? We are leaving this for your own determination and make this distinction because there have been a myriad of similar prophecies since the first century -- when indeed even Christ's disciples expected Him to return within their lifetimes. Similar expectations have been held since, especially during a major chastisement during the Middle Ages, when apocalyptic prophecies reached a special fervor as Europe and Asia suffered through tremendous upheavals in weather and bubonic plague. Speculation has surged in the years following 1981 -- when word came of seers granted secrets by the Blessed Virgin at Medjugorje in Bosnia-Hercegovina, secrets that have not yet been revealed but that some believe have apocalyptic elements.

It was five years before Medjugorje -- in 1976 -- that apparitions began at a smaller spot called Betania (for "Bethany") near Caracas in Venezuela. Those apparitions were followed in 1984 by a major appearance of the Blessed Mother that was witnessed not only by Esperanza (the main seer at Betania) but also at least 490 who wrote declarations for the local bishop, Most Reverend Pio Bello Ricardo, a trained psychologist who personally interviewed the witnesses, consulted the Vatican, and formally declared the apparitions authentic in 1987.

The bishop, who has himself testified to witnessing other forms of phenomena around Esperanza, took the additional extraordinary measure of formally declaring Betania to be "sacred ground."

The site thus became one of only a handful of Church-approved apparitions during the 20th century and for that reason many take the prophecies of Esperanza, whose phenomena have been documented by scientists, into special consideration. Those phenomena include stigmata, visions, apparitions, "reading" souls, healing, bilocation, and other gifts similar to those of Pio, whom Esperanza knew when she was a young woman living in Italy with husband Geo, a native of that country.

In the original version of The Bridge to Heaven, Esperanza had said, "Jesus is coming. His coming is near. Perhaps I will not live to see this, but the Lord is coming. Little time will pass. It will be in a way never before imagined by man, because the Light of His New Rising will be evident to everyone. Jesus will be felt very clearly in our hearts and you will see Him just as on that great day of His resurrection into Heaven."

While, as we have often emphasized, Scripture itself warns that no prophecy (save that of Jesus) is perfect [1 Corinthians 13:8], and while predictions are often conditional, Esperanza has had some impressive "hits" -- including predictions related to September 11. When asked during interviews last autumn and winter for the new book if she believes He is really coming and if so how it might be, Esperanza, who often sees things in ethereal symbolism, elaborated on what seems at the least like a major manifestation. We offer it for your own interpretation.

"It will be very different than what people think," she told writer Michael H. Brown. "He’s going to come in silence. People will realize He is among us little by little. I’m seeing Him right now. He has His mantle covering His hair. He has a robe like white and black. His first presentation will be like this, because in those days an innocent person whom He loves a lot will die, an innocent person. This will shock the world, will move the world. Many people will believe. He will disappear for some days and appear again.

"And when He disappears, people will go back again to the mess, to the disordered things. He will bilocate, He will multiply Himself, to assist everyone, in their homes, because this will be a definite thing. He will come and knock on every door. And then people will realize it is truly Him. He will let Himself be seen for a little while and then will disappear until God decrees what has to be done. And then people will understand what is happening and begin preparing themselves. There is not much time for that. I will say from ten to twenty years. Everything is already in place, in motion. I see palm trees, and they will say again, 'Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord.' We are being prepared right now. I know what I am saying sounds crazy, but I have to say what I have to say. Sometimes I am like St. Thomas, who has to put his finger in His side."

The distinction is made between a "manifestation" and the actual, formal Second Coming because the Church teaches that the Second or at least Final Coming of Christ will be followed by the end of the world. When asked: "Are you speaking of visions, or maybe dreams? That Christ will return in visions? We look at Matthew 24 and Luke 21 and it says when He comes again it will be in glory on a cloud. So you’re speaking of a manifestation – not the Second Coming?" Maria replied:

"The same way He resurrected, that is how God is going to appear to you, to me, in that way, the same way as He resurrected, as an apparition. That’s the way He is going to appear, to you, to me, to everyone in that way. He is going to start appearing. He already is among us but is not letting us see Him. With our brains, in this physical reality, we can only see what God wants us to see, but it only needs a little touch from God to open another little door in our brains to see Jesus whenever He wants us to see Him. That’s why I have been saying to be ready, because things are starting to happen.

"The Catechism says the Second Coming is followed by the end of the world. How do you respond to that?" she was asked, at which point her husband Geo, who often speaks for her because an illness prevents her answering questions in depth, said:

"It is an interpretation. Read Psalm 71. When He comes in glory is the Final Judgment, it is the end of this world. If He comes now, the ones who will receive Him will be the Pope and all the faithful souls in the world, no one else, because they are expecting Him and waiting for Him. We are also waiting..."

Resources: The Bridge to Heaven, The Day Will Come, The Final Hour, Betania Video: Land of Grace]
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Maria Esperanza About Future Of Technology:

"great events" and a "conquest" of what she called the "spatial era."

"nuclear electronic science, thermonuclear science, and transistonuclear science."

In Startling Language, Mystic Claimed A Message About 'Future' Of Technology
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By Michael H. Brown

For your discernment:

In an unusual 1981 message that she has only now authorized for release, Venezuelan mystic and stigmatic Maria Esperanza, associated with the Church-approved site of Betania near Caracas, presented a vision of the future that saw great improvements for mankind -- including stunning new inventions -- but only after science and religion join forces, eliminating the separation that has turned science into a religion (often a Godless one) unto itself.

The release of the message, which Esperanza requested before the end of this month (March), coincides with the surprise and worrisome announcement that scientists are on the verge of creating artificial life forms in their laboratories -- in effect, of re-creating Creation. We present it only for your personal discernment.

For years, Esperanza and other Christian prophets have warned that such misuse of technology -- Godless technology, especially human cloning -- would be disastrous. So too is it wrong to pollute the environment and waste limited resources, Esperanza has implied. Instead, she sees great breakthroughs as coming in concert with Christ-centered scientific endeavors. In a world where science is in tune with spirituality, Esperanza claimed -- in a message she said came from the Lord -- there will be "great events" and a "conquest" of what she called the "spatial era."

"You must know that if you obey, the fullness of a wonderful light shall reflect upon you," she quoted Jesus as saying. "Great luminaries will work lively splendors that you may see next to you, guiding your footsteps because of your love for Me. Great events are near and the next one will shake the world of science."

Esperanza, now 75 and on an extended stay in the U.S., maintains that a "wonderful reality" will come if science embraces humility, respects God, and opens itself to the Holy Spirit, Whom she claims will unleash hitherto unimagined inventions, including technology that will eventually neutralize radioactivity. In language strikingly uncharacteristic for Esperanza -- whose messages are usually simpler ones of devotional Catholic inspiration -- Maria used technical terms such as "nuclear electronic science, thermonuclear science, and transistonuclear science." The message, now 23 years old, also seems to have foreseen the internet. "Electronic computers will [cause] the utmost revolution people could imagine," she quotes a message from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 18, 1981, as saying. "This is why the society of the future is called to establish great reforms, so the unbridled whirlpool of mankind may not become unbalanced in trust, so everything will be in order."

Did Esperanza really see into the far future? Could such marvels actually be on the way?

As always, we offer this with the admonishment that we must constantly test the spirits and discern messages and sometimes even lines within messages individually, so as to guard against deception; there is often a thin line between what is futuristic and what strays into the New Age.

But we also remain open-minded to a mystic who has drawn the support of her local bishops and whose gifts -- including stigmata on Good Fridays -- are as potent as any known seer, if not more so, and whose visions of the future are strikingly similar to those who have had near-death experiences.

"It will be the key to nuclear energy, which will be shocked," she said, quoting the alleged message about a device that she says will eliminate harmful radiation. "Its reactions will grind to a halt, and then the time will come in which it will be used for pacific purposes, for man's well-being and for the probable happiness of better days. This will come about with the sun and with the drive of magnetic forces of earthly energies: volcanic forces, wind, water, certain kinds of seaweed because phosphorus will be better assimilated. In short, no element will be wasted, everything will be used."

It is a vision that seems to intermingle with Heaven itself and recalls the arcane visions of Ezekiel -- referring to heavenly music that will supposedly edify mankind spiritually and even physically. Such developments will come only at the end of the current era, which she has warned will undergo a purification this century, especially during the next twenty years, due to our sinfulness, especially our lack of humility, charity, and love and a lack of devotion to the Eucharist. "Men cannot think, cannot imagine for a moment, the great struggle among nations that will take place, brother against brother," she quotes Jesus as saying.

After that cleansing, however -- if mankind reverts back to the Lord, and lives in a simpler, more harmonious way, as He did, in concert with nature -- will come what she describes as devices far more revolutionary than even computers. Esperanza has foreseen a day when a new type of music will be devised that brings health instead of the disintegrative effects of current music. There will be "amazing devices," she claims, with far more capacity to diagnose and heal human sickness -- if science and religion join forces in God's plan.

One example: a new technology that will allow a powerful new means of illumination, turning dark into day. She foresaw that as tapping into a "stellar curvature." She also saw forces of light and music combined together in ways that currently are unimaginable. In equally surprising language, she foresaw "the registration of equations to their final expression" and computer devices that will replace many of the functions of a doctor. She describes such inventions as coming from "secret forces" hidden in rhythms of nature and what she calls the "sacred canticles."

What to make of it? Is the futuristic tone not startling?

"I was immediately observant of the fact that what was contained in the message came from Heaven," says one priest, Father John LoSasso, O.F.M. of the Bronx, who is a close friend of hers. "There were many expressions, words, and phrases that are simply beyond Maria Esperanza. I am more and more convinced that the world is drunk with its technological capabilities. We now think that the creative role of God can be eliminated and replaced by our technology as we bring about life in a laboratory. When we reflect on what we have done with our technology, we ask how long will God be so patient with his creatures. There is a clear warning in the message not to misuse our technological capability. Every technological development must be in accord with the will and plan of God. "

In the message 23 years ago, Esperanza had foreseen the opportunity through that for "universal brotherhood."

"Be courageous," she claims Christ told her. "Jesus, your instructor, He Who reveals a better tomorrow: my daughter, I love you!"

March 2004

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Venezuelan Seer Says God Holding Back 'Arms Of Terrorists' But Danger Is Ahead

For now, the great mystic says God is "holding back" the arms of terrorists "with His right arm." She says if we pray and honor Him, "He will stop everything." Right now He is protecting us, she says, "because of Our Lady. She is involved in many things to defeat the enemy, because this moment needs a lot of peace. Injustice is reigning right now, but Our Lord is fixing everything. Anyone who dares do something, who rises to do evil, will pay the consequences. We must raise our hearts and open our eyes to the infinite, to eternity, and say only, 'My God, my Lord, we're waiting for you!'"

Currently, there is too much pride, she warns. There is politics. The consequences of a war with Iraq, she says (as she has in the past), would be "very serious."

"God doesn't want evil or death but unity through love," she believes. "It would be a crazy thing to do, to attack Iraq, because they will attack and attack and attack, and they are prepared. They are just waiting to respond. They are just waiting for something little to fall upon, the terrorists and Iraq together. Leaders must be humble in heart and very wise, with patience and generosity. We are here in this world to serve – serve, serve, serve, and never get tired of serving. We can never allow ourselves to be provoked; we must always have our minds on Heaven. We have to be balanced. We are here today because God wants us to be here."


After September 11, Maria, a stigmatic and visionary whose site of apparitions has rare Church sanction, restated her opposition to a military conflict -- advising the U.S. to use restraint at a time when world sympathy was with it. She said a war would reverse those good feelings, causing a huge upheaval. And she maintains that viewpoint.

"She feels that the situation in Iraq seems to be under control, but that there is too much underneath, too much," her son-in-law and translator, Carlos Marrero Bornn, emphasized in response to our questions. "It is apparently under control but will continue in a way that will be hard to control, and that's what she is feeling right now. She just feels there is much beneath the surface," he repeated.


Maria, Whose Visions Are Associated With The Apparition Site Of Betania Near Caracas (In Venezuela) -- One Of The Few Such Sites Winning Formal Church Approval During The Twentieth Century -- Said That Matters Would Unfold In The Way Of A Series Of Events Climaxed By A Major Situation. She Said At The Time That The Next Several Years Would Be Crucial, And That The U.S. Had To Be "Very, Very Alert. The United States Must Take Care Of Itself A Lot Because There Is Much Hatred Toward The U.S. Right Now, So Now More Than Ever The United States Must Be Careful. There Are Two Nations That Have Their Eyes On The U.S. Right Now. They Are Not Necessarily Big Nations. One Is Very Smart And Powerful And The Other Is Less [So] And These Two Nations Are In Accordance And Will Be Allies. They Want Somehow To Upset The United States, To Work Inside And Cause Disturbances. They Feel They Can Put The Nation In Jeopardy Working Not Just From The Outside But Also From The Inside... They Have People Inside Already..."

That's What She Warned Ten Months Ago. "As A Sign, As An Awakening Of Consciences, She Sees A Very Big Event," Carlos Had Said. "Something That Will Shake The World. She Feels It Is Going To Take A Little More Time -- Not Too Much Time, But A Little More...Not Right Now. A Little Further Than Now."

As We Said, That Was Toward The End Of Last December. The Timing Was Expressed In A Way That Appears Totally Accurate In Retrospect. An Awakening Of Consciences. She Specifically Warned About Materialism -- And Of Course When The Event Came It Involved The Very Center Of Western Materialism.

But That Wasn't All. Last March, While She Was Visiting Northern New Jersey -- Within 30 Miles Of New York -- She Said She Felt Something Was Going To Happen In That Area. We Thought She Might Be Referring To An Earthquake. She Warned That Evils Like Cloning Would Lead To Events.

A Couple Months After That Prediction, At The Beginning Of Summer, Maria Told Her Family That The Upheavals In Israel As Well As Natural Stirrings Such As The Volcanoes (In Places Like The Philippines And Italy) Were "Specific Signs" That Events Were Intensifying And That In The Next Several Years Will Join To Precipitate A Major Occurrence Of Some Type. "She Sees These As Clear Signs Of An Imminent Event That Will Awaken Consciences," Carlos Had Told Us. "Something Important Will Happen Very Soon. This Is All A Preparation For A Great Event That Will Be Sent To Show The Real Meaning Of Life."

On August 25, At 9:35 P.M. Those Close To Maria -- Who Had Returned To The New York Area For A Visit -- Recorded Her As Saying, "A Great Event Will Be Happening In Three Weeks Or Three Months. As The Holy Father's Condition Weakens, The Event Is For The Whole World."

Maria Esperanza Gives Advice On How To View Times Of Trouble And Chastisement


"Even though times look so bad, it is glorious," Maria said from Caracas through her son-in-law Carlos Marrero Bornn, who serves as an interpreter. "We are going through glorious times. Everything is in God's control. It will make everything better. Many signs are being disclosed. We should be only joyful."

There is still the great threat of terrorism, and Israel still bothers Maria -- she has warned that the troubles there could lead to world war -- but according to Bornn, "she feels what is going to come out of it is going to be very good."

No matter how serious matters get, purification is meant to cleanse and even then the Blessed Mother, she says, is coming to lighten it. "She comes to give us strength, to resist temptations," Maria said some years back. "This is why we have sicknesses in these times: because man has abused the things that God has given us. Man is disobeying."
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Could be.
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hold on my willy is preparing for a manifestation too !
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I've noticed that these seers often have some serious illness they struggle with for years. I wonder if it's true that suffering does serve a higher purpose, like being a victim soul.

I have heard this before.

In one of Mary Summer Rains books, she mentioned she had sudden gallbladder pain, and had to have emergency surgery. The doctor told her that her gallbladder was the worst she had ever seen. She was surprised because she had a very healthy diet and lived naturally compared to people today. Her friend, who did some native healing ceremony on her told her that this was a sacrifice that prevented some new deadly disease plague from being released.

In one of Caroline Myss's CDs, she read a man who was always having bad luck, and couldn't get anywhere in life. It turned out he was a really good man who had volunteered to go through this to somehow uphold the world and counter negative forces in the world.


If it is true, it certainly makes you think.
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Nice place Betania.
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BISHOP IN VENEZUELA ISSUES DECREE NAMING APPARITION SITE AS OFFICIAL SANCTUARY


The bishop of Los Teques in Venezuela has declared the apparition site of Betania to be an official sanctuary.

The move was announced at the site Sunday although written last May 26 by Bishop Freddy J. Fuenmayor.

"Decree

"1. Knowing that the place known as Finca Betania located in the parish territory of Our Lady of the Rosary of Cua in the Tuy Valley from the year 1976 with the approval of the authority of the Church has been a place of veneration of the Virgin Mary under the title of 'Mary, Renconciler of All People and Nations,' named by the general population, 'Our Lady of Betania'

"2. Taking into account that to that place from all over the country and from all over the world a great number of pilgrims have been coming to ask for favors to Our Lady and for spiritual consolation

"3. Having proved through innumerable testimonies the abundant spiritual fruits given to the faithful who have come to pray at the foot of Our Lady with faith and devotion

"In the exercise of my faculties, as the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Teques, a tenor of the canon 1230 of the Canonical Code, through the present letter I declare the sacred place where the image of Our Lady has been venerated under the title of Mary Reconciler of All People and Nations, a Marian diocesan sanctuary of 'Mary Reconciler of All People and Nations.'"

The proclamation is an added measure of approval. The apparitions are already fully acknowledged by the 1987 declaration by Bishop Ricardo.

Betania -- largely associated with now-deceased mystic Maria Esperanza de Bianchini -- was approved as an authentic apparition by one of Bishop Fuenmayor's predecessors, Bishop Pio Bello Ricrado, in 1987. Apparitions began there in 1976 and included messages about the world and future events. Centers based on Betania have now been established in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and California. An image of Mary as Our Lady of Betania and a second of Esperanza herself are now in stained glass at Saint Mary's of the Pines in Manahawkin, New Jersey (near Long Beach Island).

Betania is one of a handful of few Marian apparitions granted full Church approval during the past one hundred years. Another recent one occurred at Kibeho in Rwanda -- which is also a sanctuary.

Meanwhile, Carlos Marrero Bornn, Esperanza's son-in-law and translator, says that phenomena have been reported in association with the mystic, particularly in the way of mysterious rose petals at her grave in a cemetery called Cemeterio del Este.

"She has been manifesting in a beautiful way -- signs of her presence," he asserts. "For example one day when went to her grave to pray the Rosary and it was my wife's birthday and she was saying quietly, 'I would be so happy if you gave me a sign today for my birthday,' and back in the car, when we returned, on my wife's side, was a beautiful rose and we did not bring roses -- a perfect cut that seemed supernatural. That rose lasted for a month."

The "odor of sanctity" is also reported, says Carlos, adding that 250 of Maria's messages are in the bishop's hands.

"In those 250 messages are so many beautiful predictions and messages," he says. "For example the situation of our country, the changes that are coming, the ending -- always Our Lady comes and prays and says that the outcome will be for the better." The messages have not been officially released.

Bornn points out that Esperanza long predicted a purification and rebirth of the world would begin in 2004. "My mother-in-law practically died in the middle of 2004," he notes. "From that moment on, the family has felt that rebirth
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it will just be a manifestation. similar to what she has described. however, the actual, second coming will be much later. by 3rd to 4th decade of this century.
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Exciting times we are living in!
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AC, have there been any updates to Maria Esperanza? I'm confused about the appearance of Jesus--first she said He would knock at every door, everyone would see Him--then Geo says He would appear the Pope, etc and the faithful. Isn't it the time now for His coming?
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