I do not ask to see the distant scene; one step enough for me.
Issue #20 – October 17, 2022
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Get To Know
Prepare to vote. Do not vote early or by mail. Vote in person on November 8… more >
Justice could be coming for the political prisoners. Trump talks about them more… more >
HEALTH & WELLNESS
It’s an open question, what’s actually in the flu shots this year. I have tried to … more >
Comms Help Line
The CORAC Comms Team invites member to join the Helpline Signal group… more >
It’s not just us… there is a whole movement afoot to learn homesteading skills… more >
Colorado & Utah
On Friday October 7th, the Northern Colorado team hosted a dinner and… more >
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
Two Lights of the Church Meet
Last week, Mother Miriam hosted Bishop Athanasius Schneider on her… more >
From the cockpit of the Subaru
CORAC founder Charlie Johnston traverses the country in his trusty Outback to speak personally to crowds from one coast to the other.
Keep It Simple
In order to maintain the illusion of control in times of great stress people tend to concoct elaborate explanations for why things have gone so wrong and to develop equally elaborate and grandiose schemes for how to set them right. All this accomplishes is to internalize a false narrative about what has happened while developing an elegant scenario for how to right it – a scenario doomed to failure from the start.
Peaceful times are like canoeing on a lake. You are in control and can steer wherever you want to go. Tumultuous times are like coming down a violently moving river and shooting the rapids. In the latter times, seeking absolute control is the most likely thing to cause you to capsize. What is important is your ability to see what you face as you face it, and to react to sudden obstacles with dispatch.
I’ll be blunt. We are not in the position we are in because of an 800-year-old Masonic conspiracy or because of Vatican II or because of the Bilderbergs. People’s minds always want to impute massive, coordinated machinations to powerful, shadowy groups that have spent decades or even centuries preparing and executing their nefarious plans. The simple truth is that this is the human condition. Faith and honor weather tribulation quite well – even growing stronger in the midst of it. It is peace and prosperity that is our Achilles’ heel.
During tribulation, people eventually realize that things are too big for them and learn anew to rely on faith to sustain them. Though it is often to their surprise, they discover it works. In prolonged periods of peace and prosperity, ambitious second-rate minds are seduced into believing that they are the architects of it all – and kick God to the curb along with honor and humility. They are invariably shocked when they find that they do, indeed, reap what they sow.
There is an evil mastermind – the satan. Oh, how he delights in seducing those ambitious, second-rate minds into believing that they built the blessings God conferred. (The first fact-check was when the serpent, in the Garden of Eden, told Eve that contrary to what God said, she would NOT die if she ate of the forbidden fruit, but would instead become like God herself. After all these millennia, ambitious, second-raters are still falling for variations on the same theme. And they think themselves smart!)
Over the course of my life, I have been invited into a couple of those big, shadowy secret societies. On each occasion, I have had to struggle to keep from laughing out loud. They are not composed of masterminds, but of willful, scheming, vain mediocrities. They don’t know that the only possible outcome of their intrigues is death.
Wisdom is to acknowledge God, see where you are, take the next right step to where you would like to be, and comfort those on the journey with you. Leave the rest to God. This is simple to describe, but brutally difficult for people to live in practice. We all want to know the inside scoop and feel like we are in control.
Keep it simple. Avoid delusions of grandeur and of heroic prowess. Do the little you can that is right in front of you for yourself, the people you love and the people you encounter along your way. When you keep it simple, you invite God to emerge and lead the way. Until you change and adopt the faith and trust of little children in following the Master, you are not there yet. Keep it simple and, I tell you, God will emerge, He will reveal Himself, and He will rescue you even though you walk through the valley of death.
Acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. That really is the sum total of my philosophy. The rest is just detail. Keep it simple.
If communication goes out for any length of time, meet outside your local Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Tell friends at Church now, in case you can’t then. CORAC teams will be out looking for people to gather in and work with.
Do these things immediately
Get to Know Your Neighbors
Get to know your neighbors. Some suggestions here >
Prepare to vote. Do not vote early or by mail. Vote in person on November 8. It’s our best hope to Defeat the Cheat.
The price good men pay for indifference toward public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Use cash. Resist the digital economy that will make you manipulable. Keep Cash Alive >
Fly the American flag. It’s a no-cost act of peaceful resistance, and an encouragement to passers-by.
Recruit locally. See the article here > Edit it for your own local area.
Justice could be coming for the political prisoners. Trump talks about them more lately, in terms of their being honest citizens with a grievance, rather than “insurrectionists” comparable to the Taliban. The truth will come out!
If you’re not already writing to a prisoner, now would be a good time. Many of them are fatigued from the grind of being falsely accused, separated from the families, and even starved. You can bet they’re looking forward to the mid-terms, when justice might finally come their way, but despair can strike in the last few miles of the race. Keep supporting these folks.
You can get information about a particular prisoner at these sites:
One of the best thing you can send, besides prayers, are puzzles. Try these sites for printable games you can send:
CORAC FIELD DAY
Join Region 8 for Field Day on November 5.
Charlie Johnston and Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God will speak, and a dozen or so presenters will help us learn some essential homesteading skills.
Details and registration here >
Price goes up Oct. 20, so register soon!
See the webpage for foraging, homeopathy and general health instruction.
It’s an open question, what’s actually in the flu shots this year. I have tried to find a definitive answer, but the big pharmaceutical companies shun transparency, as we have seen by Pfizer hoarding the damning trial data on the covid shot. We may not know for years what is in this year’s flu shot, but it’s not worth the risk for low efficacy. Some years in the recent past have even shown negative efficacy, which means more people are getting sicker after the shot.
Read more >
Antibiotics In a Pinch
You can receive antibiotics ahead of need by filling out a medical questionnaire online at Jase Medical. It will be reviewed for any obvious contra-indications. After approval, you receive 5 commonly-used antibiotics (amoxicillin, azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, and metronidazole.) You can also get an advance supply of prescriptions you are currently taking. They will not be paid by insurance or Medicare.
Jase Medical >
It’s not just us… there is a whole movement afoot to learn homesteading skills before we become the first generation who has no idea how to bring a crop to harvest, make a garment by hand, or preserve food for the winter. When we begin to live more independently, it becomes clear that God has provided for us, in so many ways, through His creation. Rain waters the plants, rises to the clouds, runs to the sea and comes back to us as rain. Ivermectin was a lowly micro-organism found in the soil of Japan. The coffee that brings joy to our mornings goes into the compost bin to enrich our gardens. Homesteading skills insert us back into the cycle of God’s providence, making us aware that He has designed this world for our good.
Here are a couple of sites that are going in that direction. Neither has been fully fleshed out yet, but keep an eye out for them.
For The Men
This article is about working with your hands, and how essential that is, especially for men, because of their hard-wired design.
Read article >
This website, overall, has a treasury of great stuff for “Catholic Gentlemen.
Visit website >
Letter From a Parish Priest on the Need For Preparedness
It’s a blessed parish that has a priest willing to recognize what’s going on in the wider world, and to urge his parishioners to be ready. His letter includes an assessment of the probability of upheaval based solely on objective facts, spiritual preparation and material preparation, as well. The complete text is in the Appendix, in English and Spanish.
Read letter >
Just as it’s handy to have multi-use products in the house, like baking soda, multi-use plants are good to have in your healing garden. A few plants provide a wide array of uses. Read the whole article here: https://www.survivopedia.com/holistic-plants-for- your-garden/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=content100722&utm_content=linktext
Aloe Vera. Sunburn, other burns, cuts, acne, anal fissures, and minor skin infections, improves oral hygiene.
Chamomile. Relaxant for anxiety or sleep difficulty, heals wounds, treats inflammation and skin irritations, and diaper rash.
Calendula. Skin irritations, wounds, and burns. Ingested, it can help detoxify the body and heal the gut, gastritis, ulcers, and colitis; antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger aids digestion, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties, nausea, joint pains, enhances the digestive processes, soothes a sore throat, fights flu and colds. May help reduce risk of cancer, diabetes, and asthma.
Peppermint fight nausea, antimicrobial and antiseptic, soothe headaches, sore throat, cough, and colds.
Holy Basil. Help lower blood sugar levels, fight inflammation and bacteria, help soothe a cough, treat diabetes, reduce fevers, soothe asthma, and ease digestive issues.
Lavender scent can help treat depression, anxiety, stress, headaches, and insomnia. Topically, it can help ease itchy skin, especially on the scalp. Lavender also has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Garlic. Reduce the risk of heart disease, fight inflammation, prevent cancer, and get rid of bacteria, possibly reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, inhibits growth of Salmonella, E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Staph.
Hawthorn bark can help fight fevers, diuretic, and antispasmodic, fight heart disease by helping treat cardiac weakness, spasms, and murmurs, also sedative for nervous system, help balance blood pressure.
Renewable Sources of Protein
You can put by pouches of tuna and bags of beef jerky, but when that is gone… what? Our gardens will replenish carbohydrates, but we need animals to replenish protein. Poultry is perhaps the easiest answer; first you get the eggs, and then you get the chicken dinner! Find out more about raising chickens:
Testing Soil pH
Most plants will grow in soil of neutral pH, with a value between 6.0 and 7.5, but some plants will thrive only in a more particular range. You can easily test your soil using a commercial kit, for precise results.
If you just want a general idea, try this:
- Dig a soil sample from 4-6 inches deep and remove debris
- Put 1 cup of soil in each of 2 glass jars
- Add enough distilled water to each jar to make mud
- Add ½ cup vinegar to one jar
- If the soil fizzes or bubbles, you have alkaline soil.
- Add ½ cup baking soda to the other, and mix
- If the soil fizzes or bubbles, you have acidic soil.
This is a quick and easy test, and a chemistry lesson for kids, too! (The bubbling and fizzing is the result of the acid neutralizing the base, and vice versa.) It is actually more of a fun science project than a precise gardening tool. To find how exactly how acidic or base your soil is, you need a testing kit. You can pick them up at Walmart, Lowe’s or your garden center, as well as online.
Acidic soil (around 5.5 pH) – add pine needles, sphagnum peat moss, acidic fertilizers to the soil. Contrary to popular belief, coffee grounds are not the best option, as it requires masses of them to make any difference. I have a friend who’s made a deal with the local coffee shop. He takes a bucket once a week, they fill it with grounds, and he trades it out for a fresh bucket each Friday. If you are just using your household grounds, it’s better to add them to your compost, rather than relying on them for acidifying soil.
Methods to make soil more acidic >
Azaleas, Begonias, Hydrangeas. Blueberries, Elderberries, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes
Alkaline soil (above 7 pH) – add wood ashes or baking soda to the soil Wood ashes – 1 lb per 50 sq ft of soil, spread on surface, water well, taking care not to affect acid-loving plants nearby Baking soda – 1 Tbsp per gallon of water, only applying once every few months.
Plants That Like Alkaline Soil >
Thyme, Fennel, Oregano, Goji berry, Aloe Vera, Lavender
County Extension Services
There are agricultural extension services in most counties that have resources for serious gardeners. If you already know your local extension agents, they can help with soil testing and other questions. However, the drive by the USDA to collect a database of gardens makes me slightly wary; the “People’s Garden” initiative sounds like a page from a dystopian novel. To the extent that a local service is funded by the USDA, I would be cautious with your personal information.
Byrna Launchers look like firearms, but are non-lethal self-defense devices that launch a pellet with a chemical irritant. They don’t have to be registered, and cost in the range of an inexpensive pistol.
Check them out here >
New CORAC Comms Help Line
The CORAC Comms Team invites member to join the Helpline Signal group. This group was created to share information and answer questions about radios and procedures used in emergency communications. Members of the CORAC Comm team will provide support. Anyone with the Signal link can join and post. If you do not already have access to Signal on your phone and PC or Mac, go to Signal/Download >, or install from the App Store on your device.
Once Signal has been installed, you can access the CORAC Comms Helpline Signal group by clicking here >
There are already 83 members, including the whole national Comm team. That is a wealth of information!
General Mobile Radio Service – GMRS
The CORAC Communications team has agreed that for the majority of CORAC members, General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is the best radio technology to use to help you stay connected to your family in an emergency. Why? Because there is no exam and one license covers an entire family for only $35, and GMRS radios are simpler than ham (amateur) radios.
You can create an emergency communications (EmComm) plan and explain to your family how and when to use the radios. GMRS radios operate on different frequencies/bands and the FCC applies different regulations than ham radios. With a ham radio license, you are allowed to transmit (talk) on ham frequencies/bands, but you must still have the specific GMRS license to operate on GMRS.
So why get a ham radio license if you only want to use GMRS? If you do, you will have a much better understanding of basic electronics, radio components, signal propagation, regulations, and many other important radio topics.
We encourage you to read the enclosed file, CORAC EmComm Using GMRS Radios, to learn more. (SEE APPENDIX or download the PDF from the website here >
The document emphasizes handhelds as the quickest and least expensive way to begin using GMRS, but we are working on GMRS base station guidelines for those who want to invest in technology to increase the range of their signal. We will let you know when the new GMRS base station document is available.
If you’re a homeschooler or considering it, you’ll enjoy the Homeschooling Stories being posted on this page. New content: Your child’s learning style >
The team has provided PDF checklists for power outages and civil unrest. Go print them out and post them on your refrigerator. Most of the steps are common sense, but in a crisis situation, you may be glad to be reminded. When we are under stress, our faculties can be temporarily impaired, and a checklist is a good way to restore order in the mind and proceed from one step to the next.
Taking Care of Yourself
Lt. Col. Kirby Bowling, of Region 3, recently gave a presentation at a Health Freedom event in Annapolis, MD, entitled “Taking Care of Yourself in Turbulent Times.” Click on the video to watch.
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
Two Lights of the Church Meet
Last week, Mother Miriam hosted Bishop Athanasius Schneider on her daily podcast. Two wonderful examples of bold Catholic faith talk about the crisis in the Church.
Watch podcast >
The Energy Crisis in Europe
Americans have an opportunity to observe what destruction may be wrought by short-sided energy policies, as Europe commits suicide with those same policies.
Here’s what we need to know >
The greatly anticipated trial of Ivan Danchenko is proceeding in Washington, and Special Counsel John Durham doe not disappoint. It is now in the record that the FBI offered (our) money to Christopher Steele to validate the Trump Dossier. That is treason, a capital offense. Whether or not Danchenko is convicted, that evidence is now on record, and Durham can go up the line with it. Follow the trial through these sources:
Vaxx Conversion Story
Dr. Michael Turner is a highly-credentialed physician who has had his own personal awakening about the vaxx. Read his story. It might be a good tool to help red-pill friends and family.
Read more >
Real Anthony Fauci Movie
Robert Kennedy Jr,’s book, “The Real Anthony Fauci” laid out vast, documented facts about the unsavory character of the despicable Fauci. The book was effectively suppressed by the Thought Police. Now they’ve made a movie exposing the truth about the whole corrupted mess that public health has become, with Fauci as the lead villain. It will be released for free this Tuesday, October 18. None of the Big Boys want to touch it for distribution, so go to the website, watch the movie and decide if you want to pay it forward.
Watch the trailer >
Trump Addresses the Unselect Committee
Trump sent a letter to the J6 Committee, expressing much of what has frustrated and angered all of us for the last two years, as we watched innocent people have their lives ruined for political show. His language was contained (for him). It’s surely a sign of hope.
Download the letter to read here >
Despite the fact that Biden announced to the world on television that the pandemic was over, he renewed the “public health emergency” for 90 more days. Since that will cover the mid-term election in 22 days, such measures as mail-in ballots and dropboxes can be prolonged unnecessarily. It’s some dirty dealing. There hasn’t been an emergency for 18 months, if there ever was one.
Read more >
Region 12 – Colorado & Utah
On Friday October 7th, the Northern Colorado team hosted a dinner and the second of Charlie Johnston’s talks this month during his Colorado stay. The next morning some 20 members journeyed with Charlie on a pilgrimage to Camp St. Malo and St. Catherine of Siena Chapel on the Rock at the foot of Mount Meeker at the front range of the Rocky Mountains. It has been a very special place for Charlie, and for many other visitors as well.
St. Malo has a century-long Catholic heritage in Colorado and was the site of a visit by St. Pope John Paul II during his trip to Denver for World Youth Day in 1973. Charlie later walked the same prayer path as the Holy Father many years later, during his own cross-country journey on foot.
On Saturday, following Mass, Dr. Lisa Van Bramer, the guardian the of the traveling missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Colorado, spoke about the miraculous image and subsequent relics. The image was brought from New England, and is now on a two-month visitation throughout Colorado. Thereafter, the CORAC faithful processed with Our Lady across the sacred grounds, praying the Rosary, and resting for a time at the foot of Mt. Meeker.
God Doesn’t Talk To Me
Simple steps to take so that you receive what the Holy Spirit wants to speak to you >
October Prayer Intentions
Please keep these intentions in your daily prayers.
- For CORAC members, that those who are already active be sustained and infused with renewed vigor and that ALL of us support the leadership and our purpose by continuing to be or becoming members who do things and tell the stories of how God is at work in our good works
- That while we engage in the good deeds which are bringing God’s Kingdom more fully, we never lose sight of our First Love
- For a strong, ongoing response to CORAC fundraising efforts
- For those affected by Hurricane Ian as the clean up and rebuilding continue
- That we embrace Charlie’s call to “… stand together effectively rather than just curse the darkness. Let us be the light to a world in darkness that many may find their way back to health and hope.”
- That each of us carves out time for silence and contemplation with the Lord, every day, giving Him opportunities to calm us, steady us and focus us for each next right step
- For all intentions carried in the hearts of CORAC members
St. Gabriel, enlighten us.
St. Michael, defend us.
St. Raphael, protect us.
Ave Maria, Stella Maris!
A Letter From a Parish Priest to His Flock Last Week
I. Throughout history, God and His Saints have given messages which, while not requiring the assent of faith, have been shown to be authentic. These have more frequently indicated that a major societal upheaval and tribulation (not the second coming of our Blessed Lord, of which we know not the day nor the hour!) are at hand. But one could discern this without any private revelation – an awareness of who is behind our financial-governmental systems is enough to realize that the best interest of the average person is not the priority of those in power and that our economic/digital network is extremely fragile. Being prepared for some kind of social upheaval is merely prudent.
II. Spiritual preparedness is far more important than material, of course! If you do not believe, then please ask for the gift of Faith and investigate the Christian Religion as found in its completeness in the Holy Catholic Faith. If you believe but are not yet baptized, please seek instruction for Baptism. If you are baptized but do not regularly participate in the other Sacraments, especially Confession and the Holy Eucharist, please prepare well and do so! God has promised pardon for our repentance but not tomorrow for your repentance! We know not the day nor the hour! (St. Matthew 24: 36)
I particularly recommend a good general confession, confessing all your sins from your past, especially those that you are not sure that you have confessed (even if you no longer feel bad for them!).
We should also have those tokens which Heaven has given us for our aid, sacramentals – exorcised/blessed salt, water, and (olive) oil; Medals (Miraculous Medal, Cross of St. Benedict), Icons, Rosary, Scapular, etc.
III. We should not, however, neglect the material preparations. We have no idea exactly what form this probably upheaval will take, and so it is impossible to prepare for every contingency. However, we should assume that any service you do not provide for yourself will be unavailable:
Fuel – never have less than 1/2 tank of gas; store some fuel and also replacement engine oil, wiper fluid, etc.
Electronics – do not rely on having your phones or computers; have landline numbers for those with whom you want to be in touch; have physical copies of things you rely on apps for.
Books/Education – spiritual/Religious, meeial (e.g. – first aid), horticultural, survival, academic, cultural/recreational, among others!
Food – have a supply of easily-preserved food for yourself and your family (beans, rice, canned goods, emergency rations); plant what you can in a garden; have a store of salt and herbs.
Water – have a supply of both potable and non-potable water.
Candles – have a supply of candles (at least a few 100% beeswax) and other heat/light sources in storage.
Medical – it would be good to have a trauma-level first aid kit (and know how to use it!)
Caveat: While we need to be prepared, neither should we hoard. We need to have what we need to support ourselves and those who depend on us. To have more is good, if we do so in order to help those who were not able to or did not know to prepare!
IV. Regardless of what happens or how much we prepare, the world is our ship, not our home (St. Therese of Lisieux). We cannot prepare for all contingencies, nor should be expect to. Do what you can and pray for what you cannot – surrender everything in the hands of Divine Providence. Please be especially mindful of the young – teach them how to surrender, to not be anxious about difficulties in this passing world (St. Matthew 6:25 et seq.). “O Jesus, I surrender myself (my family, etc.) to You completely, take care of everything!”
How to Create an Emergency Plan using GMRS Radios
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines to create a plan for local emergency communications using General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) radios. We recommend that you print this document and the webpages referenced, purchase your radios, and begin to practice with them as soon as possible. It is Lealso wise to take notes on any videos you watch. An index is provided on page 6.
Important: We explain why GMRS is a good option for many people, however, learning to use radio technology is by nature a very self-directed effort. Unlike cell and landline phones, there are no technical support groups to call about programming or using your radios. Further, GMRS radios are not considered ham (amateur) radios because they operate on different frequencies and under different Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations; therefore, most ham radio clubs do not directly support GMRS. Please carefully consider these factors before you purchase radios.
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The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe1,2 Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego, an Chichimeca Indian, on December 9, 10, and 12, 1531. She left a Miraculous Image of Her appearance on his cactus fiber cloak, (Tilma) which still exists today for all to see in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
Our Lady came to offer faith, hope and consolation to the oppressed natives of Mexico and to reconcile them with their Spanish rulers. She put an end to the bloody human sacrifice of the Aztecs and converted them to the Catholic faith.
The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice as an offering to their false gods. Hernando Cortes and the Spanish conquered and evangelized them.
After the conquest, the Spanish rule of the natives was so severe that a bloody revolt was imminent. Bishop Zummaraga prayed for Our Lady to intervene to prevent an uprising, to reconcile the Spanish and the natives and to bring peace. (He asked that he receive roses native to his homeland of Castile Spain as a sign that his prayer would be answered.)
On December 9, 1531, Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego who was a recently converted Catholic. She asked him to go to the Bishop and request him to build a church for Her on the barren hill of Tepeyac which is now near Mexico City. Our Lady wanted to manifest Her Son and show Her merciful love to all of Her children. The prudent Bishop asked Juan to ask the Lady for a sign. Juan did so and Our Lady promised to give him the sign.
On December 12, Our Lady again appeared to Juan on Tepeyac Hill and told him to pick the Castilian roses which miraculously appeared there and bring them to the Bishop as a sign for him to believe Her request.
Juan gathered the roses into his tilma and brought them to the Bishop.
He opened the tilma to show them and, to everyone’s astonishment, the Image of Our Lady appeared on it. The Bishop then built the church as Our Lady had requested and nine million natives were converted and baptized to the one, true faith within the next nine years. Human sacrifice ended in Mexico forever. Our Lady of Guadalupe, (which means Crusher of the serpent’s head), brought the light of the true faith, (crushed the false gods of Mexico,) and established an era of peace.
The Image as Pictograph(2)
The Image of Our Lady is actually an Aztec Pictograph which was read and understood quickly by the Aztec Indians.
1. THE LADY STOOD IN FRONT OF THE SUN – She was greater than their dreaded sun-god “Huitzilopochtli”.
2. HER FOOT RESTED ON THE CRESCENT MOON – She had clearly vanquished their foremost deity, the feather serpent “Quetzalcoatl”.
3. THE STARS STREWN ACROSS THE MANTLE – She was greater than the stars of heaven which they worshipped. She was a virgin and the Queen of the heavens for Virgo rests over Her womb and the northern crown upon Her head. She appeared on December 12, 1531, for the stars that she wore are the constellation of stars that appeared in the sky that day!
4. THE BLUE GREEN HUE OF HER MANTLE – She was a Queen for she wears the color of royalty.
5. THE BLACK CROSS ON THE BROOCH AT HER NECK – Her God was that of the Spanish Missionaries, Jesus Christ Her Son.
6. THE BLACK BELT – She was with child for She wore the Aztec Maternity Belt.
7. THE FOUR-PETAL FLOWER OVER THE WOMB – She was the “Mother of God.” The flower was a special symbol of life, movement and deity – the center of the universe.
8. HER HANDS ARE JOINED IN PRAYER – She was not God but clearly there was one greater than Her and she pointed Her finger to the cross on Her brooch.
9. THE DESIGN ON HER ROSE-COLORED GARMENT – She is the “Queen of the Earth,” for she is wearing a map of Mexico telling the Indians exactly where the apparition took place.
The Image and Science (2)
1. The image to this date, cannot be explained by science.
2. The image shows no sign of deterioration after 490 years! The tilma or cloak of Juan Diego on which the image of Our Lady has been imprinted, is a coarse fabric made from the threads of the maguey cactus. This fiber disintegrates within 20-60 years!
3. There is no under-sketch, no sizing and no protective over-varnish on the image.
4. Microscopic examination revealed that there were no brush strokes.
5. The image seems to increase in size and change colors due to an unknown property of the surface and substance of which it is made.
6. According to Kodak of Mexico, the image is smooth and feels like a modern-day photograph. (It was produced 300 years before the invention of photography.)
7. The image has consistently defied exact reproduction, whether by brush or camera.
8. Several images can be seen reflected in the eyes of the Virgin. It is believed to be the images of Juan Diego, Bishop Juan de Zummaraga, Juan Gonzales, the interpreter, and others.
9. The distortion and place of the images are identical to what is produced in the normal eye which is impossible to obtain on a flat surface.
10. The stars on Our Lady’s Mantle coincide with the constellation in the sky on December 12, 1531. All who have scientifically examined the image of Our Lady over the centuries confess that its properties are absolutely unique and so inexplicable in human terms that the image can only be supernatural!
Music in the mantle of the Virgin of Guadalupe (3)
Hidden Music was discovered in the mantle of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The symphonic work is entitled, “Music in the mantle of the Virgin of Guadalupe.” The work is based on the musical notes and melody found by Ojeda Llanes after nearly 23 years of research carried out on the mantle, stars and flowers of the Virgin of Guadalupe. “…the stars of the mantle are the constellations of the sky at the time of its impregnation, as well as the position of Jupiter that morning and the symmetry of the flowers
of the Guadalupano mantle proportionally represent the main hills and volcanoes of the orography of Mexico; If the whole image is in the golden ratio, then it has perfect symmetry, therefore it has music,” he said.
The musical notes already expressed in a ruled notebook were placed in a musical computer program and the surprise was great, to hear a beautiful musical harmony that is definitely heavenly sound. In the apparitions, Saint Juan Diego reported hearing a beautiful melody, he indicated.
The Visitations of The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe (1)
The Missionary Images are actual (5′ x 6′) replicas of the original Miraculous Image of Our Lady which she left on St Juan Diego’s cloak (tilma). They were blessed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico by the Rector of the Basilica to bring conversions, reverence for life, sanctity of the family and solidarity of the Church America. They have journeyed on Visitations in the New Evangelization throughout the world. The Images have visited each state of the United States in over one thousand parishes and have received the veneration of hundreds of thousands. There have been thousands of Masses, Confessions, hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosaries in the presence of the Images. Many signs, wonders, conversions, healings, reconciliations, and graces are reported.
Many abortions are prevented and over twenty abortion centers have closed through Our Lady’s intercession by Her Missionary Image after Visitations to them.
The Guardian of the Missionary Images is Dan Lynch of St Albans, Vermont. Mr. Lynch is the Director of a nonprofit tax-exempt apostolate that coordinates the journey of the Images. He is a retired Judge of the State of Vermont, an author, public speaker and audio and video producer.
Text copied from the following sources:
- (1) The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe (leaflet)
- (2) Dan Lynch. “The Amazing Truth of Our Lady of Guadalupe.” Catholic Exchange (December, 2002)
- (3) “Wow LISTEN to the Beautiful Music Hidden in the Mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe” >
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