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Our Lady’s Messages Carry a Grave Warning Against War With Korea

October 17, AD2017

“A full-blown war on the Korean Peninsula will be horrific by any stretch of the imagination, no one has any doubts about that.”- US Army chief, General Mark Milley, October 9

“There is no time to waste by hesitating. A safe tomorrow cannot be promised.”- Our Lady of Naju February 2, 1995

The Military Exhortation of General Milley Through The Eyes of Fatima

For Catholics, the term “horrific” used by General Milley, reminds us of the historical, human and spiritual dimensions of Fatima’s messages. We hear — as did three holy children in Fatima, in 1917 — the loving but sad voice of Our Lady speaking about the horrible fate of “various nations annihilated” as the result of war, with many “poor sinners” going irretrievably to hell.

One is tempted to ask why this horrific vision with its profound divine explanations was given to little kids, transforming their fragile, provincial, uneducated lives into that of world witnesses, martyrs, and Messengers of Our Lady? And how does the message of Fatima apply to adult, educated Catholics with mature intelligence and some theological knowledge? For me, a Russian-born French Catholic, the military exhortation of General Milley represents a down-to-earth echo of the messages of Divine warning in 1917 but now addressed to modern grown-ups.

The Marian Apparitions in Fatima

The Marian Apparitions in Fatima, honored by the Catholic Church, were unprecedented as an open and dramatic prophetic, moral call. It also promised future Divine protection — on the condition that the Fatima appeal was heard. The insufficiency of the acceptance of the Fatima message by the Church provoked, as Our Lady had warned, the Second World War, with two mighty idolatrous empires, Nazi and Communist, fighting between them and against the free world for the enslavement of all humanity. Jewish European people were among “annihilated nations” of this war, as well as between 20 and 40 million Russians and 6 million Poles.

Our Lady in Japan

In Japan, starting on June 12, 1973, Our Lady renewed her appeals for a witness, prayer, and sacrifice in this difficult time of the fight against our Enemy.

In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With my Son I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him forming a cohort of victim souls. Prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father’s anger. Virgin Mary to the Sister Agnes Sasagawa, Akita, Japan, August 3, (With ecclesiastical approval from Rev. John Shojiro Ito, Bishop of Niigata)

On June 28, 1973, a cross-shaped wound appeared on the inside left hand of Sister Agnes. It bled profusely and caused her much pain. On July 6, Sister Agnes heard a voice coming from the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the chapel where she was praying. The statue was carved from a single block of wood from a Katsura tree and is three feet tall. On the same day, a few of the sisters noticed drops of blood flowing from the statue’s right hand. On four occasions, this act of blood flow repeated itself. The wound in the statue’s hand remained until September 29, when it disappeared. Two years later on January 4, 1975, the statue of the Blessed Virgin began to weep. It continued to weep at intervals for the next 6 years and eight months. It wept on 101 occasions.

The third message communicated on October 13, 1973, was described by Cardinal Ratzinger as essentially the same as the third Our Lady of Fatima message or the Third Secret. The third message of Our Lady of Akita:

My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior. As I told you, 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 prayer of the Rosary. With the Rosary pray for the Pope, bishops and the priests. The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres…churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them. With courage, speak to your superior. He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to accomplish works of reparation. It is Bishop Ito, who directs your community. Have you still something to ask? Today is the last time that I will speak to you in living voice. From now on you will obey the one sent to you and your superior. 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.

Medjugorje and The Yugoslav War

Later Our Lady appeared almost simultaneously in the Croatian village Medjugorje, June 1981. The apparitions are continuing till today and are under ecclesiastical examination. Mary has also appeared in the African village Kibeho, Rwanda, November 1981. Augustin Misago, the Bishop of Gikongoro, approved public devotion linked to the apparitions on 15 August 1988, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, and declared their authenticity on 29 June 2001. Both these apparitions, with Virgin’s appeals to prayer, conversion, and fraternal generosity was evidently also dramatic warnings about coming civil disturbances with many victims and many “poor sinners going to hell”.

The Yugoslav War, started in 1991, was a series of ethnically-based wars and insurgencies fought to1999/2001 in the former Yugoslavia. As to Kibeho, its teenage visionaries reported that the Virgin Mary asked everyone to pray to prevent a terrible war. In the vision of August 19, 1982, they all reported seeing violence, dismembered corpses, and destruction. These visions are an ominous foreshadowing of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, and particularly the 1995 Kibeho Massacre. The school where the visions occurred became a place of slaughter during the genocide as dozens of children were hacked to death by Hutu terrorists. Some of the visionaries were among the victims.

Our Lady Appears in Korea

Four years after the beginning of the apparitions in Medjugorje and Kibeho, Our Lady began giving urgent messages and signs to a Japanese lady named Julia Kim, a wife, and mother of 3, in the small town of Naju located near the southwestern tip of the Korean peninsula. On June 30, 1985, about one year after the statue of the Blessed Virgin
in Akita ceased to weep, Our Lady’s statue owned by Julia began weeping tears. On October 19, 1986, it began weeping tears of blood. Until January 14, 1992, the statue wept for a total of 700 days.

Julia Kim received many Eucharistic miracles, including one during the Mass in the Vatican celebrated by Saint John Paul II, and she has imitated the sufferings of Christ; in particular, the crucifixion on Good Friday 2011 in Naju. More than ten Eucharistic Miracles have occurred as a reminder of Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist. One was witnessed on November 24, 1994, by the Apostolic Pro-Nuncio. The fact that Christ comes to us with His full Divinity and Humanity through the Eucharist is truly mindboggling. The real change of the substance of bread and wine into the real, living and whole Christ occurs in every Mass, but the fact that God sometimes reveals externally the Mystery of the Eucharist normally hidden in the form of bread and wine is also truly impressive and represents a major visible sign from God.

The extreme suffering of the visionary during thirty years of the Naju apparitions coupled with the severity of Her messages, carry a grave warning for us and especially for the Korean nation. Let us pray and sincerely, prayerfully help our brothers, here and there, in the USA, France, Russia, Jordan, and Korea to avoid war.

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About the Author:

Dr. Edouard Belaga, Israeli, French and Canadian citizen born in Russia, is professional scientist, PhD in Mathematics, theologian, and father of family. After 40 years of life and work in Russia without any possibility of professional visits abroad, he was expelled as a religious dissident, and lived and worked in Israel, France, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, and USA. Edouard is a restoring member of the Marian Congregation of Men in the Cathedral of Strasbourg whose 300th anniversary is celebrated this year. He is also the founder and president of the Fraternity dedicated to Saint Joseph.

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  • Ladirish

    Julia Kim’s claims were rejected by her bishop and her obstinate disobedience has resulted in her excommunication. Decision was upheld by the Vatican
    https://www.ucanews.com/news/vatican-says-visionary-is-far-from-faith/14769

    • Dr. Edouard Belaga

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      Dear Ladirish, thank you for your remark. I’m aware of this, and my original article has mentioned this information. It was erased by the editor, and I confirm that “the reality of Julia Kim’s claims” is now the object of most high political discussion — the Church knows the examples of apparitions rejected originally by the local authorities, comme par exemple, in Medjugorje. For me, Naju is another tragic aspect of the crisis. And in no way do I impose it on others.

  • Maria A.

    Hoping too that the ‘ wrath of God ‘ would be seen more as also the effects the enemy claims against us , may be God , in His mercy , putting forth the means of bringing to an end the destructive effects / means
    of sinful choices in lives .

    • Dr. Edouard Belaga

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      Thank you very much, Maria, for your comments and references. For me the reason to write today is the political and military crisis which is going too dangerously close to a possible war.

  • Maria A.

    Events around N.Korea in many minds as seen in this article below too , which also touches upon the controversy regarding Julia Kim –

    http://spiritdaily.org/blog/commentary/seers-and-north-korea

    The prayers of deliverance given below , by St.John Paul 11 , at the Consecration
    to the Immaculate Heart , in 1982 also seems very useful for our times-

    https://aleteia.org/2017/10/17/prayer-for-deliverance-from-evil-by-st-john-paul-ii/

    interesting that when the Consecration was done in 1984 , he had mentioned that it was
    ‘ repeating in substance , the act made in Fatima 1982 ‘ – this from one who has been given the power to bind and loose ;.
    Thus , likely that the Consecration in 1984 , in union with the previous one ,
    made up for any perceived omission of not having named Russia and may be even allowed providentially , to draw attention to the above prayer and of the need to focus on deliverance prayers in our times .

    Thank God that there are also good ministries that focus on the theme of gentle , compassionate deliverance , brought to wider role in The Church in our times , such as the one below – with the theme of need for verbal renunciation of the spirits that come with the sinful occasions of the ‘ wickedness of suppressing the truth ‘ of God , wickedness itself also defined in Psalm 10 – as renouncing God and our Lord too did not hesitate to call us as ‘ wicked ‘ who need the Holy Spirit .

    Interesting how this ministry is about doing the opposite by renouncing the spirits that are behind the wickedness , thus helping persons to have deeper faith and grace to forgive ;
    the prayers of renunciation at the end are worth spending listening to the 1 hr video .

    True, the Holy Mass esp, with its abundant good prayers , in its role in annihilating the evils and helping us to be renewed in The Spirit , and other prayers such as Rosary that invoke the blessings of His love with the truth of The Incarnation on down all help in the process .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmDiDOvvSvw

    God bless !

    • Howard

      Perhaps. But the blog you cite interprets “Russia may act in a surprise way” by having Russia act in the stereotypical way Americans have expected for more than 70 years — in other way, in the least surprising way possible.

  • Sue Jacklin

    Dr. Belaga, thank you so much for this article. I am a French-Canadian, who fell away from the Catholic Church — and stayed away for 30+ years. I grew up in the French-speaking Catholic Church, and was educated by Nuns, in French Catholic schools. I left the Church at age 21. Most of my ‘reason’ for leaving was the unduly ‘harsh’ priests I had encountered throughout my childhood and young adulthood. As well, having grown up in a violent household as the ‘oldest’ of 8 children — where my father was a ‘wife-beater’ and a ‘misogynist’, and my mother became an ‘alcoholic’ to cope with her situation — I became very ‘hyper-vigilant’ and noticed every ‘big’ and ‘little’ injustice going on around me. At age 21, I became incensed with the Church and its priests when I began to notice how MUCH our priests ‘pandered’ to those with MONEY — REAL money! Those of us who were ‘poor’ did NOT seem to matter — even when we gave what we could to our Parish! As a result, praying the Rosary (which was never my favorite, since it took so long, to pray it; and, my mother used to make us kneel on the hard floor as she led us, her children, to pray it. My father never took part, as I recall.) fell away! Ever since, I’ve had an ‘aversion’ to praying it. Even now, after being back ‘Home’ in a very special parish, with some amazing priests & parishioners; I continue to have an aversion to praying the Rosary! PLEASE PRAY FOR ME TO BE ‘ENABLED’ TO RECITE THE ROSARY AGAIN! I’m 69 years old now, and returned to the Catholic Church 18 years ago … and I STILL ‘NEED’ A ‘GOOD’ MOTHER!!

    • Dr. Edouard Belaga

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      Dear Sue, thank you for your most touching testimony ! It is about the suffering to live without God, and I know it well — till the age of 19 I didn’t see the Bible in the Communist Russia. It is also about suffering in a intimately destroyed family, and I know it well, too — my Father died in the war as an officer a hero, and I spend my childhood with a stepfather, deformed by the cruelties of the same war. It is especially about bad spiritual leadership, and I suffered from this too … When we finally go out free to our loving Father, God Almighty, we have to keep it straight and forever. God bless you, dear Sue !

    • larcolant

      Dearest Sue, I too had this occur. My story is the opposite. I had imperfect but good parents and very devout Catholics. We prayed the rosary together every day after supper. I had a deep and loving devotion to the Blessed Mother for as far back as I can remember. At some point I started to have an aversion to her for no apparent reason. For years I continued to pray the rosary, sometimes consistently, sometimes not. I would have awful thoughts about her pop into my head and did not feel the closeness I once felt towards her as a child. In fact the opposite! I felt almost an aversion towards her but it never made any sense. Finally, after years of this, I took it to confession and voila it left. I have no idea what was the cause, other than the sinful life I lived in my late teens early twenties or, why confession made the aversion disapear instantaneously but, it happened just like that!

    • lorimav

      You would not have written the above if you did not want a greater Marian devotion. Since the will is there why not ask Our Lady to help you? Maybe you could start slowly with a decade of the scriptural rosary. Then you would be mostly reading scriptural passages. One of the various scriptural rosary books I use is available in French. The suggestion about taking it to confession below might work for you too. I wasn’t raised with much of a Marian devotion but have desired one for years and have been slowly working toward it and I believe it is developing. Recently a neighboring parish did a program of Marian consecration using the 30 Days to Morning Glory program, I found the daily reading taken from the saints to be inspiring and helpful.

    • Sue Jacklin

      Thank you for taking the time to respond to my plea for prayers about this. You are right in stating that I am ‘wanting’ to grow in Marian devotion; but, more than that, I want a ‘relationship’ with my Heavenly Mother.

      I believe that this is a spiritual battle to heal the ‘mother-daughter relationship’; hence, my request for prayers. While I loved my mother and even took care of her; I was always afraid of her — her biting tongue and constant criticisms and judgments!

      At this point in my life, I am old, sick and disabled — pretty much, housebound most of the time. I can’t even make it out to Mass on a regular basis anymore; so, signing up for Programs isn’t in the cards for me, anymore.

      Somebody (or many somebodies) must have prayed for me yesterday; because, about 4 hours after posting my request, I suddenly got some ‘Peace”, found my Rosary and actually, sat down and prayed a full Rosary!! I hope to do that again, today! Please, keep praying for this — for the Glory of God!!!

      THANK YOU TO ANY, AND ALL WHO PRAYED FOR ME YESTERDAY!

    • Tony R

      praying for you Sue. I went to Catholic schools my whole life. to show you how far away I was from the Catholic faith I remember St. John Paul ll getting shot in 81′. I didn’t really even know who he was just that we missed math because we went to Church to pray the rosary which I didn’t know how to do.
      Graduated in 82′ found a good job and moved out on my own. I always had panic attacks and in about 88′ I started reading psychology books. that led me to the new age books. I didn’t even go to Christmas and Easter Mass. I justified if I “loved” God it didn’t matter where I worshipped. I justified lots of sins.
      in 95′ my dad died. we were not close. I had a pretty uneventful youth. my parents were very good and I took it for granted. that year in December while buying a family gift I saw Medjugorje the Message book. I read it in one day and that changed the direction of my life. I threw away all of my new age books. I met the author of the Medjugorje book in 96′, went to Medjugore in 98′ and stayed with Ivan the visionary for almost 3 weeks.
      my first month when I prayed the rosary I sat with a how to book to pray. I have a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother. Got married and have 3 kids. all was well till about 7 years ago.
      where as things were easy, fasting, going to Mass, praying before, I started a different job. this one was a swing shift job that didn’t allow me to go to Sunday Mass 2 times a month. my prayer life felt dead. lots of suffering. I read about St John of the Cross and there are a lot of similarities. I believe I just came out of my dark night of my soul. I suffered for 7 years, faith, family, friends, finance are all in a mess. I can slightly hear that still small voice again telling me that my 7 years of suffering are over.
      for me, having the faith strong and so many Graces and to have that taken away was very difficult. my prayer life has come back, I will be starting a new job soon and my zeal for my faith is slowly returning.

    • Sue Jacklin

      Dear Tony,

      Thank you for your prayers and for sharing your story with me. I believe that our spiritual journeys to Faith and the Catholic Church have taken similar paths to my own (psych. & self-help books, accepting jobs that ‘compromise’ our health & our faith-walk, in order to make more money, and putting our families/children’s needs, first — before God’ Perfect Will) — certainly leads to a withdrawal of God’s Graces. Please, keep praying. I actually managed to pray the Rosary 2 days in a row, so far this week; so, your prayers (and perhaps many others’ prayers) have surely helped to overcome this ‘aversion’ I have to praying the Rosary! Just to let you know, I too, have to use a ‘How-to’ pamphlet to pray the Rosary!! I’m really glad to hear that your 7 years’ of a ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ has finally passed. I will pray for you to become more ‘sensitive’ to what God is asking of you; and more ‘courageous’ to follow His Leading! God bless you Tony; and I hope to someday meet you … in Heaven.