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on September 28, 1981, Sister Agnes suddenly felt the presence of the
angel at her side during the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. She did
not see the angel in person, but a Bible appeared open before her eyes
and she was invited to read a passage (Genesis 3:15)... The voice of the
Angel was heard explaining in sort of a preamble that the passage had
relationship with the tears of Mary, then continued:
is meaning to the figure one hundred and one. This signifies that
sin came into the world by a woman and it is also by a woman that salvation
came to the world. The zero between the two signifies the Eternal God
who is from all eternity until eternity. The first one represents Eve
and the last the Virgin Mary."
June 12, 1973 -
The mystical happenings to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa in Akita Japan began when
Sr. Agnes saw brilliant mysterious rays emanate suddenly from the Tabernacle.
The same thing happened on each of the two days that followed.
June 28, 1973 - a cross-shaped wound appeared on the inside left
hand of Sr. Agnes. It bled profusely and caused her much pain. On July
6, Sr. 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. On September
29, the day the wound on the statue disappeared, the sisters noticed the
statue had now begun to "sweat", especially on the forehead
August 3, 1973 -
Sr. Agnes received a second message.
October 13, 1973
- Sr. Agnes received a third message.
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.
September 28, 1981 - Sister Agnes suddenly felt the presence of
the angel at her side during the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. She
did not see the angel in person, but a Bible appeared open before her eyes
and she was invited to read a passage (Genesis 3:15)... The voice of the
Angel was heard explaining in sort of a preamble that the passage had relationship
with the tears of Mary, then continued:
"There is meaning to the figure one hundred and one. This signifies that sin
came into the world by a woman and it is also by a woman that salvation
came to the world. The "zero" between the two signifies the Eternal
God who is from all eternity until eternity. The first "one" represents
Eve and the last "one" the Virgin Mary."
Messages of Our Lady of Akita to Sr.
JULY 6, 1973
"My daughter, my novice, you have obeyed me well in abandoning all
to follow me. Is the infirmity of your ears painful? Your deafness
will be healed, be sure. Does the wound of your hand cause you to
suffer? Pray in reparation for the sins of men. Each person in
this community is my irreplaceable daughter. Do you say well the
prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist? Then, let us pray it
"Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in Holy Eucharist, I
consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one with Your Heart,
being sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of the world
and giving praise to the Father pleading for the coming of His
"Please receive this humble offering of myself. Use me as You will
for the glory of the Father and the salvation of souls."
"Most holy Mother of God, never let me be separated from Your
Divine Son. Please defend and protect me as Your Special Child.
When the prayer was finished, the Heavenly Voice said:
"Pray very much for the Pope, Bishops, and Priests. Since your
Baptism you have always prayed faithfully for them. Continue to
pray very much...very much. Tell your superior all that passed
today and obey him in everything that he wil tell you. He has
asked that you pray with fervor."
AUGUST 3, 1973
"My daughter, my novice, do you love the Lord? If you love the
Lord, listen to what I have to say to you."
"It is very important...You will convey it to your superior."
"Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to
console Him to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish,
with my Son, for souls who will repair by their suffering and
their poverty for the sinners and ingrates."
"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. I desire this also from your community...that it love
poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the
ingratitude and outrages of so many men.
Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness
of its meaning; put it into practice; offer in reparation
(whatever God may send) for sins. Let each one endeavor, according
to capacity and position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord."
"Even in a secular institute prayer is necessary. Already souls
who wish to pray are on the way to being gathered together.
Without attaching to much attention to the form, be faithful and
fervent in prayer to console the Master."
After a silence:
"Is what you think in your heart true? Are you truly decided to
become the rejected stone? My novice, you who wish to belong
without reserve to the Lord, to become the spouse worthy of the
Spouse, make your vows knowing that you must be fastened to the
Cross with three nails. These three nails are poverty, chastity,
and obedience. Of the three, obedience is the foundation. In total
abandon, let yourself be led by your superior. He will know how to
understand you and to direct you."
OCTOBER 13, 1973
"My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You
will inform your superior."
After a short silence:
"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
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 prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray
for the Pope, the bishops and priests."
"The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in
such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops
against 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
"It is Bishop Ito, who directs your community."
And She smiled and then said:
"You have 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 calamites which approach. Those who place
their confidence in me will be saved."
CHURCH APPROVES MESSAGES, WEEPING STATUE AS
- Most. Rev. John Shojiro Ito, Bishop of Niigata, Japan, after
years of extensive investigation, declares the events of Akita, Japan
of supernatural origin, and authorizes throughout the entire diocese the
veneration of the Holy Mother of Akita.
On April 22, 1984, after eight years of investigations, after consultation
with the Holy See, the messages of Our Lady of Akita were approved by
Bishop of the diocese. In the Japanese village of Akita, a statue of the
Madonna, according to the testimony of more than 500 Christians and
non-Christians, including the Buddhist mayor of the town, has shed blood,
sweat and tears. A nun, Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa has received the stigmata
has received messages from Our Lady.
JUNE 1988 - Vatican City - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect,
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gives definitive judgement
the Akita events and messages as reliable and worthy of belief.
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