Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


APPARITIONS OF MARY AT ONKERZELE BELGIUM? 

LEONIE VAN DEN DYCK WHO REPORTED APPARITIONS OF THE LADY OF THE POOR 33 TIMES BETWEEN AUGUST 9 AND OCTOBER 31, 1922

Mother of 9, Leonie of Onkerzele Belgium gave a lot of messages supposedly from Jesus' mother which were largely of a predictive prophetic nature. The Church took it seriously enough to speak out on the subject and say the visions were not from heaven.

The location of the visions was at a grotto made in the style of Lourdes in the grounds of the parish Church.

The witness went on pilgrimage to Beauraing in June of that year and seemed to catch the Marian apparition bug which was rife in Belgium in those days.  The idea of calling her vision the Lady of the Poor came from the Banneux apparitions where the vision used that title with Mariette Beco.

The idea of Mary having to grab Jesus' arm to stop him taking revenge on a sinful world is a folk tradition.  It appears in this apparition which reads more like imagination gone riot having borrowed from religious superstition and other reported apparitions.

The Church was alarmed at her predictions of catastrophe for Belgium.  These of course turned out to be false.  The King and Queen of Belgium did not die in the mid-1930s though she said they would. The Second World War and Hitler prophecies that her associate Schellinck told us about cannot be traced to having been made before the events.

The evidence is that the witnesses of the miracle of the sun were not unduly influenced by the Fatima tale.  I would argue that this solar motif happens a lot and it is as if getting involved in an apparition leads to that idea.  People just seem to start wanting to use the sun as a focus for visions. Clairvoyants too may use different methods but all seem to be drawn to the crystal ball.  Same general idea...