Author’s Note. This is Part 2 on the series on Mediatrix miracles. Part 1 covered “The Miracle of the Flood.”
The Mediatrix Miracle of the Sun occurred on 13 December 2017 at the Shrine of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace in Matalam, North Cotabato after a concelebrated Mass led by Bishop Colin Bagaforo of Kidapawan for the Fatima Centennial Anniversary.
It happened exactly 100 years after the Miracle of the Sun of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on 13 December 1917, amazingly exact to the hour of the day.
Witnesses to both miracles 100 years apart described the same pulsating sun, changing colors. For Fatima, it was the sixth and last apparition witnessed by 70,000 people. (Source: Fatima miracle)
Watch the 10-second footage on YouTube on the Mediatrix miracle. In spite of the poor visual quality due to the bright sun on the camera, the audio reveals the screams of the stunned viewers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXSnayC6nI8&feature=youtu.be
This is no coincidence. Our Lady is clearly linking the two events, Fatima and Mediatrix, which has vast geopolitical implications. The shift of her focus from the old world to Asia is manifested by Saint John Paul II in his Ecclesia in Asia, which cites three historical phases in the Church’s global evangelization — the first millennium (31 AD or Christ’s death to 1000 AD), the focus on the old world; the second millennium (1001 to 2000 AD), the focus on the new world, and the third millennium (2001 to 3000 AD), the focus on Asia.
This continuity from Fatima to Mediatrix is demonstrated in another miracle in the 1950s in Lipa. Anacleta Trivino related that she saw the Mediatrix statue in the Carmelite Convent shedding tears on the day that Fatima visionary Sister Lucia was dying. (Source: “The Wonders of Lipa” by Dr. Francisco Villanueva Jr.)
Although the Mediatrix devotion had its origins decades ago, in Belgium in the 1930s, and in China in 1946, it was in Lipa where the first miracles occurred — the apparitions to visionary Sister Teresing Castillo, a Carmelite postulant, and the shower of rose petals bearing religious images. Pope Francis, who ate lunch with the children of victims of “Yolanda” in Tacloban, looks up to the Philippines, the only Christian nation in Asia, to lead the Third Millennium thrust.
After the deadly earthquake in 2013, which totally destroyed 10 ancient churches in Bohol, Pope Francis dispatched a statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Bohol, which later made its way to Tacloban during the tragedy of “Yolanda.”
A Mediatrix statue from the Philippines stands today in a church in Nanjing, China, a “foothold” on this largest nation on Earth. The Chinese government commissioned Metrobank of the Philippines to develop two villages in Nanjing into economic models. It included a church where the Mediatrix is now enshrined.
Pope Francis believes that Our Lady is the key to peace in Asia. It was not a coincidence that three months after he dispatched the statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the Korean DMZ, attended by hundreds of Marian devotees, the presidents of North Korea and South Korea signed a historic peace pact and embraced each other. Everyone viewed the two Koreas as hopelessly irreconcilable.
Prior to the Fatima visit, North Korea issued nuclear threats against the US and South Korea in 2017 after a successful intercontinental missile test, which sent chills around the world.
Watch the YouTube video of the Fatima visit to Korea: youtube.com/watch and read the article at http://www.sisterraquel.com/2020/09/fatima-visit.
After St. John Paul II consecrated Russia to Our Lady, a momentary era of world peace emerged with the breakdown of the Russian empire, the end of the Cuban missile crisis, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War.
Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev was the first ever Kremlin leader to visit the Vatican. He subsequently instituted perestroika and glasnost, political reforms of reconciliation with the West, opening up locked churches of the former Iron Curtain and liberating the oppressed Ukrainian Church.
For Pope Francis to consecrate China to Our Lady may bring the same results in Asia. Marian scholars say that, in all this, Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace plays a crucial geopolitical role toward global peace.
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