Christopher Columbus believed and prophesied that a "New World"
was to arise in the West to fight a final Crusade against the Arabs of
the Middle East.
Googling on, I soon found The Insider, an informative website that reports the corrosive undercurrents of modern politics, religion, and the social order. It says, "Christopher Columbus produced a famous book, The Book of Prophecies, containing over 200 biblical and patristic passages which he compiled, but how many people understand why?"
The Insider continues, "When Columbus made his case to win support from the Vatican and the Spanish monarchy, at the centre of his manifesto was a millennial prophecy about the destiny of the land that he would discover. A 'New World' was to arise in the West to fight a final Crusade against the Arab powers of the Middle East."
My heart leapt at these words. My brief and unexpected inspiration by the Holy Spirit, was truth! I had an obligation to do more research and share the results with those who discerned the same. By the end of the day, I had ordered a copy of Columbus's book, translated into English, from my favorite bookstore. What he had to say fits perfectly well with the messages of Our Lady of America.
Even before this, I had come across prophecy that said that the United States would be at the side of the "Great Monarch" and the "Angelic Shepherd." I will explain these heroic figures in future posts.
|On November 22, 1980, Our Lady of America appeared to |
Sister Mary Ephrem.
Today, with wars, international terrorism, nuclear threats and natural disasters, Our Lady of America’s messages for purity, peace and prayer are more urgent than ever." JKMI Our Lady of America
The statue of Our Lady of America is waiting in the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington D.C. She requested to be processed into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception more than 50 years ago, and promised many miracles if this is accomplished.
The United States Catholic Bishops await the outcome of a process of discernment undertaken by His Excellency, Leonard P. Blar of Toledo-in-America, the Diocese where Sr. Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil) lived out her last days on this earth.
"Oh Immaculate Mother, Queen of our country, open our hearts, our homes, and our land to the coming of Jesus, your Divine Son. With Him, reign over us, O heavenly Lady, so pure and so bright with the radiance of Gods light shining in and about you. Be our leader against the powers of evil set upon wresting the world of souls, redeemed at such a great cost by the sufferings of your Son and of yourself, in union with Him, from that same Savior, Who loves us with infinite charity.
"We gather about you, O chaste and holy Mother, Virgin Immaculate, Patroness of our beloved Land, determined to fight under your banner of holy purity against the wickedness that would make all the world an abyss of evil, without God and without your loving maternal care. We consecrate our hearts, our homes, our Land to your Most Pure Heart, O great Queen, that the kingdom of your Son, our Redeemer and our God, may be firmly established in us.
"We ask no special sign of you, sweet Mother, for we believe in your great love for us, and we place in you our entire confidence. We promise to honor you by faith, love, and the purity of our lives according to your desire.
"Reign over us, then, O Virgin Immaculate, with your Son Jesus Christ. May His Divine Heart and your most chaste Heart be ever enthroned and glorified among us. Use us, your children of America, as your instruments of peace among men and nations. Work your miracles of grace in us, so that we may be a glory to the Blessed Trinity, Who created, redeemed, and sanctifies us.
"May your valiant spouse, St. Joseph, with the holy Angels and Saints, assist you and us in "renewing the face of the earth. Then when our work is over, come, Holy Immaculate Mother, and as our Victorious Queen, lead us to the eternal kingdom, where your Son reigns forever as King. Amen" Printed copies of this prayer may also be obtained at Our Lady of America.org