See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Marian Shrine at Akita, Japan




Acknowledgement.
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The site of the apparitions of Our Lady of Akita is 90 miles from the quake epicenter in Japan.  From Catholic News Agency:
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Niigata, Japan, Mar 12, 2011 / 07:17 am (CNA).- The epicenter of the earthquake that caused a deadly March 11 tsunami is located near the site of an apparition in which Mary warned about a worldwide disaster that could afflict humanity.
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Japanese church officials have confirmed that the Diocese of Sendai, in the north of the country, was hit hardest by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake – the worst in Japanese history – and the resulting 23-foot waves.
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Hundreds of people have already been confirmed dead in the city of Sendai, located less than 90 miles away from the apparition site of Our Lady of Akita in the town of Yuzawa.
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The city of Akita, which experienced fire damage and flooding along with many parts of northern Japan, is a place of veneration for Catholics. - CNA
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The message of Akita.
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For those unfamiliar with these things, the apparitions and messages of the Blessed Virgin which took place in 1973 have official approval of the Catholic Church as 'reliable and worthy of belief.'
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". . . if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests."

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". . . Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved." - Our Lady of Akita

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Continued prayers for all the victims of the earthquake, tsunami, and potential nuclear disaster.
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Photo:  Our Lady of Akita

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:37 AM

    Thank you for this.

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  2. Speaking of "apocalyptic!"

    I have been aware of Our Lady of Akita, Our Lady of Zeitun (Egypt) and other Marian apparations, officially approved by the Church, but not nearly as reknowned as Lourdes, Fatima, etc.

    The Blessed Mother has a pretty good track record in terms of predictions. It's pretty obvious that she is God's official ambassador to humanity and we'd better pay attention.

    I have been attempting to say the Rosary more frequently, but I'd better up the ante.

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  3. Zenit wrote the folllowing (below)on MARCH 6 2011:( Earthquake was five days later MARCH 11l

    Japan is one of the latest countries to permit what is also referred to as an emergency contraceptive. The health ministry gave the go-ahead for the sale of NorLevo from May, the Japan Times reported, Feb. 24.

    The article said that it is hoped the move will help to reduce the number of abortions. The abortion rate in Japan was 8.8 per 1,000 in 2008, just a bit over half the rate in the United States". according to the article. Go to:

    www.zenit.org/article-31929?l=english

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  5. Our Catholic friends in Morioka which is very near Akita said that that area is very hard hit but that they are OK.

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