Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pax Sinica Article (2010年11月1日): Virgin of the Revelation appeared at Tre Fontane 「三泉堂」啟示的童貞

Last week we looked at the topic of discernment regarding private revelations. In the last century there were a number of Marian apparitions which received approval from the authority of the Church. This month we are going to look at some of these apparitions.

Tre Fontane (The Three Fountains) in Rome is, according to tradition, the site of St. Paul's martyrdom. In 1947 Our Lady appeared at a nearby cave to a fallen-away Catholic, Bruno Cornacchiola. He was a militant Seventh Day Adventist who had a great hatred for the Church. He even planned to assassinate Pope Pius XII on September 8, 1947.

The apparition

On April 12, 1947 (Easter Saturday), Bruno was preparing an anti-Catholic and anti-Marian talk for the next day. In the afternoon he took his three children to the Trappist monastery at Tre Fontane because the shop there was famous for its chocolate. The shop opened at 4 p.m., and while waiting, the children played with a ball while Bruno sat in the shade with his Bible to prepare the talk.

At about 3:20 p.m. Bruno was disturbed by the children's shouts over their lost ball. As he was helping them to find the ball, the youngest child went missing. Bruno found him in the small cave, kneeling and repeating: "Beautiful Lady!"

Bruno asked the other two children for help, but soon they too knelt and repeated: "Beautiful Lady!"

Bruno tried in vain to lift up the children. He was terrified and cried out: "God help us!"

Then Bruno himself saw the beautiful lady. She wore a green mantle over a white dress with a rose-coloured sash around her waist. The lady was holding a Bible and called herself "Virgin of the Revelation." She identified herself as: "Daughter of the Father, the Mother of the Son, and Spouse and Temple of the Holy Spirit."

At her bare feet lay a black cloth which had a smashed crucifix on it. The black cloth is the symbol of priests abandoning their vocation, and the smashed crucifix is the symbol of Catholics abandoning their faith.

Our Lady talked to Bruno for about one hour and 20 minutes. The children could see her lips moving, but couldn't hear anything.

After the apparition Bruno was a changed man. He and the children went to the Trappist church to pray in thanksgiving. Before they went home Bruno scratched on the floor of the cave: "On 12th April 1947 the Virgin of Revelation appeared in this grotto to the Protestant Bruno Cornacchiola and his children and he was converted."

The messages

Here are some of the messages of the Virgin of the Revelation:

"You have persecuted me; now is the time to stop! Come and be part of the Holy Fold which is the Celestial Court on earth. God's promise is unchangeable and will remain so. The nine First Fridays in honour of the Sacred Heart, which your faithful wife persuaded you to observe before you walked down the road of lies, has saved you."

"I promise this special favour: with this sinful soil, I shall perform great miracles for the conversion of unbelievers and of sinners."

"Return to the pure source of the Gospel."

"Live the divine doctrine. Practise Christianity. Live the faith."

"Science will deny God and will refuse His calls."

"The Hail Marys that you pray with faith and love are like golden arrows that go straight to the heart of Jesus."

"Pray much and recite the Rosary for the conversion of sinners, of unbelievers, and of all Christians."

上週,我們談到如何辨別私人啟示的真偽。上世紀,聖教會經審核後,批准了一些聖母顯現個案。本月,就讓我們略談這些個案。

羅馬的「三泉堂Tre Fontane」相傳是聖保祿宗徒殉道之處。一九四七年,聖母在此地不遠的一個山洞內,給背叛聖教的貝諾.郝立樂Bruno Cornacchiola顯現。郝立樂仇視聖教會,並加入了「基督復臨安息日會」。他更計劃在一九四七年九月八日行弒教宗碧岳十二世。

顯現

一九四七年四月十二日,正藉復活節八日慶期內的週六,郝立樂打算在翌日發表攻擊教會和聖母的演說。他把他三個孩子帶到「三泉堂」的熙篤隱修院購買著名的巧克力。等待下午四時開始營業時間,郝立樂的孩子在打球,他自己則在旁看聖經,準備他的演詞。

約在下午三時二十分,孩子因打失了球而擾嚷,郝立樂幫忙他們一起尋找。幼子失了蹤,郝立樂去找他。在一個小山洞內,他赫然發現幼子跪在地上,口中不停地讚嘆:「好漂亮的貴婦啊!」其他兩名孩子抵達後,竟然也一起跪下來,異口同聲讚嘆:「好漂亮的貴婦啊!」郝立樂嘗試把孩子們提起來,要他們離開,居然完全動不到他們分毫!他頓時感到恐懼,大聲呼喊:「天主,救救我們吧!」,突然他看到了一個異常漂亮的女士,披著綠色斗蓬,身穿白衣,配上玫瑰紅腰帶,她手中拿著聖經,並自稱為「啟示的童貞」;她說:「我是聖父之女兒,聖子之母親,聖神的淨配和宮殿。」

女士赤腳下的一塊黑布,放了一尊扎爛了的苦像。黑色的布象徵離棄鐸職的神父,毀壞了的苦像象徵背教的天主教教徒。聖母給貝諾.郝立樂講話達一小時二十分鐘,孩子們只見她唇動而聽不到她的說話內容。

經歷聖母顯現的郝立樂,前後判若兩人。他把孩子們帶入熙篤隱修院內的聖堂,祈禱感恩。離開返家前,他在小洞的地上,刻上「一九四七年四月十二日,啟示的童貞在此地,給誓反教徒貝諾.郝立樂和他的孩子們顯現,他被皈化了。」

顯現訊息

以下是啟示的童貞一些訊息:

「現在你要停止迫害我!你來,成為神聖羊棧的一分子,這羊棧是世上的天朝神聖。天主的許諾是永恆不變:在你走向錯謬之路前,你曾遵從妻子的勸導,作了九個敬禮耶穌聖心的首瞻禮六。是這個敬禮救了你。」

「我給你承諾:藉此玷污的泥土,我要行大奇蹟,使罪人皈化、不信的人皈依。」

「要返回福音的純正泉源。」

「活出聖道,實踐基督徒精神,活出信仰。」

「科學要否定天主,拒絕祂的召叫。」

「你以信德和愛德誦唸的聖母經,會像金做的箭,深入耶穌的聖心。」

「多祈禱,多誦唸玫瑰經,為罪人皈化、無信者和所有基督徒祈禱。」