The late Sister Teresing Castillo, the visionary of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace, wrote two diaries. The first diary was destroyed. This is the second one, typewritten by her a few years before she passed away. Because the original diary is lengthy and hazy, important excerpts are discussed here.
This diary is the only known existing first-hand evidence of the apparitions of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace, a name she told Sr. Teresing Castillo to be her title. Just like Sr. Lucia of Fatima, the Blessed Virgin appeared many times to Sr. Teresing, proclaiming her messages to the world.
Diary excerpt 1 — Tormented by the devil. 11 August 1948.
“At around 3 a.m., I was awakened by the shaking of my bed which lasted about one minute or so. He (the devil) also told me that I was wrong in loving and respecting the bishop and Mother Cecilia. He was terribly ugly. He hit me and the marks (were) seen by Mother Prioress. His foul odor convinced me that he was something totally evil. With God’s grace, I was determined to win the battle. He disappeared after being sprinkled by me with holy water as I have been told to do by Mother Prioress.”
(Note. The devil knew how important Our Lady Mediatrix was in the Church’s evangelical effort in Asia, especially in the “conversion” of China (“conversion” not religiously, but in the change of heart towards peace)
In the devil’s panic, he instilled total fear on Sr. Teresing to prevent her from receiving the messages of Our Lady. But the Virgin prevailed.
Diary excerpt 2 — The healing rose petal, 20 August 1948.
“I was in our cell, fixing our bed, when I heard a sound similar to that of a bird flapping its wings. When I looked up, I noticed a strong, sweet smell and I saw petals falling from nowhere because there was no hole in the ceiling. When the petals reached the floor, they formed into a cross, so I said to myself: ‘O my Jesus, what is happening to me now?’ Mother Prioress gathered the petals and brought them with her.”
1 September 1948.
I was led back to our cell. I smelt a sweet fragrance again and immediately guessed that Mama Mary was in our cell. Yes, she was! Although I was blind, she told me to gather all the petals on our bed. I did. Before she left the cell, I begged her on bended knees to please allow me to kiss her feet. Much to my surprise, she consented. I could hardly believe, but it is really very true. I felt I couldn’t do it, because I felt so unworthy. But I did it: My feeling was beyond description.”
(Note. Sr. Teresing wrote about rose petals, which is a preview to the Miracle of Rose Petals, explained in the book Mary Mediatrix of All Grace, by Rene de Jesus (available at the Carmelite Convent in Lipa). The rose petals bore religious images, such as the Holy Trinity, Our Lady of Fatima, etc. There were people healed by the petals.)
Book excerpt. (Pages 152 to 153).
“Dear Julie (Hughes-Sikora, Filipino married to an American), I was cured by your rose petals. I want you to know that it had performed a miracle on me. I was cured of my cancer. Please come and see me when you get to Chicago. Sr. Mary Angela.”
“Sr. Mary Angela recounted that, when the rose petal was brought to her (by Julie), she was dying of bladder cancer, and a coffin was already on standby. (She was) alone in her room with the petal, praying. The Blessed Mother in her white veil dress and veil ‘came out’ of the rose petal and stood floating on a cloud before her. The Blessed Mother smiled at her. With her pain so severe, she fainted. She woke up the next day with all her scars from her past operations gone. She felt well and healed completely.”
(Note. Julie got the “healing rose petal” at the Mediatrix shrine in Lipa. A strong wind blew a shower of petals, and she picked up one. She eventually surrendered the petal to the Carmelite Sisters in Lipa after it healed Angela.)
For details on past articles about Our Lady Mediatrix, visit the following articles in Daily Tribune: “Mediatrix image sheds tears in Lipa (1),” 12 August 2020, and “The ‘conversion’ of China (2),” 16 August 2020.
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