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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Medjugorje, Garabandal and 18 March 2017: A Hebrew Catholic Opinion


Today is August 31 2016 and the anniversary of Princess Diana's death and the feast day of St Joseph of Arimathea and St Nicodemus in the calendar of the Latin Patriarchy of the Holy Land. Today I also received an email saying that Mirjana of Medjugorje has seen some significance in regards to the secrets with the date 18 March 2017. In fact it would seem that Mirjana did some years ago talk about the significance of March 18 but no year was given-this is just one man's speculation that we should watch March 18 next year as the possible date that Mirjana was referring to in her answer to a pilgrim.
“Great people were born on the 18th of March. But I never have my birthday because that is the day of the apparition. And many people have the wrong opinion about it. They feel that Our Lady comes to me on the 18th of March because it is my birthday. She doesn’t come for sure for that reason because she never said to me Happy Birthday. When everything starts happening, then you will be able to understand why the 18th of March, why every second of the month, why Wednesdays and Fridays are days of fasting, everything will be clear.”
The number 18 has a lot of significance with the apparitions of Garabandal. It is interesting that in the Jewish world speculation from Jewish prophecies speak of an event connected with a comet (Star of Jacob) to occur on the 25th Day of the sixth Jewish month by the 16th century Jewish mystical Rabbi Moses Cordovero. There is some disagreement about whether that month is Adar or Elul. The 25th of Adar 5777 (2017) next year is on March 23 which is 5 days after March 18 (Adar 20). Could this March 18 date be connected to the Warning of Garabandal? Time will only tell.

Some have claimed that the warning and miracle of Garanbandal will occur in the same calendar year rather than within a year of each other. If the miracle occurs on April 13 2017 then the warning may also occur in 2017. Some claim that one of the visionaries mentioned it would be either about 3 weeks or 3 months before the Warning. Thus the warning could happen anytime between January 13th and 23rd of March. It is interesting that the three weeks before date of March 23rd matches the Jewish date of the 25th of Adar in 2017. Is the coming of the comet or asteroid and the warning connected? Could March 18 be the day when Mirjana's priest announces the first of the secrets. If he did this on the evening of March 18 then that would be the 21st of Adar in the Jewish calendar, then three days follow until the 24th of Adar and then the prophesied event on the 25th of Adar (sundown of March 22 to sundown of March 23).

Whatever the result, next year is the 100th year Jubilee since the apparitions of Fatima occurred in 1917 and is also a Jubilee year in the prophetic Jewish calendar of the Jewish mystics as referred to by Rabbi Judah ha Chasid ben Samuel of Speyer who died in 1217 (a prophetic Jubilee year). Also 2017 will be the 50th Jubilee anniversary of the return of Jerusalem to Jewish control and the 100th year Jubilee of the signing of the Balfour declaration and the end of exactly 400 years of Turkish rule over Jerusalem. Some have predicted that the events of the warning and miracle would impact on the Jewish people in a deep way. (see Garabandal and the Synagogue). It will also be the 500th anniversary of the period known as the Church of Sardis which began with the Great Catholic Monarch the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the Protestant Revolt and will conclude with the rise of the Great Catholic Monarch Henry leading into the era of the Church of Philadelphia. 

 

26 comments:

Daniel Peckham said...

Thanks for the very thoughtful and well researched post. I think you're spot on with alot of this, the 'coincidental' anniversaries of key events in the Jewish Calender, history of the state of Israel, and major events in the Church as a strong indication. I've just been reading at William Kamm's site some related material:

“Children, it is time for all of humanity to prepare, as the Warning is very near. I will give My daughter, Luz de Maria, the date of the Warning, very soon, but all need to prepare now. Remember the signs to look for: The Revolution in Rome and the fleeing of the Pope – then within a few weeks later, the Warning will come.”
“The Asteroid that is being monitored, circling the Earth, is not the Warning, but rather a chastisement that will come to the Earth soon – but remember children, all the sequence before the Warning comes. Unless you see the Great War begin in earnest with Russia invading Europe and China invading Asia and the United States of America invaded and attacked – and finally with the Son of Perdition revealing himself – the Warning will not come.”

"Then yesterday a privileged Soul phoned me, named “Little Grain”, who had an all night dream about an Asteroid hitting the Earth, but was broken up in several pieces by the Governments who sent up rockets. Jesus then spoke to her and said: “This will happen within fourteen (14) days from now.”

http://littlepebble.org/2016/09/04/message-741-3-september-2016/

So assuming he's correct, the Warning comes after the asteroid/comet, if the asteroid really does come within a couple of weeks then i'll be taking all this very seriously.

Catholic Jew said...

William Kamm is a false prophet and totally off. He is the guy known as the Little Pebble and the founder of a Catholic cult.

EYK NYC said...

Let's see first what happens with October 18, 2016, also the 55th anniversary of the first Marian appearance at Garabandal....That's less than a month away.

Catholic Jew said...

Eyk I have thought in the past that the warning could occur on an October 18 and maybe even in 2016. I don't think it will happen this year as it seems too many of the events leading to it are not right yet. However that being said, events came happen very quickly.

EYK NYC said...

Indeed, Bro. Gilbert, Things could happen very quickly, but I do also recall one story in which one of the Garabandal seers, the late Mari Loli Mazon-LaFleur, reportedly told a priest that the Great Warning would occur during an "even-numbered year" and 2016 certainly qualifies. Too much confusion and perhaps a bit of misinformation seems to surround details of Garabandal, more so than Fatima, I think....

EYK NYC said...

By the way, Bro. Gilbert, what is your opinion of the late Malachi Martin (alleged to have been murdered in 1999), the noted Jesuit, author, and Vatican insider, who claimed to have seen the contents of the 3rd Fatima Secret back when John XXIII was still Pope (which based on clues that Fr. Martin provided, clearly contradicts what was subsequently revealed in 2000....) In recorded interviews given to a certain radio host during the late 1990s (1996-98), Fr. Martin describes Garabandal as a "'summary' of the 3rd Secret), but he also takes a highly skeptical view of Medjugorje....Personally, I believe that Garabandal is "authentic," but not sure about Medjugorje, preferring instead to focus on Fatima, Garabandal, and the Divine Mercy revelations.....

Catholic Jew said...

I very much enjoyed reading the books of Malachi Martin and think he was a great man and I suspect that he was right about the Fatima secret. I also suspect that Pope Benedict XVI and others may not know that there is another document that explains the vision of the Third secret that has been hidden in the Vatican by those who don't like its message. Mother Angelica was also of the same opinion as are many of those who have evaluated all the evidence. I don't usually side with the opinions of the traditionalist Latin Mass crowd but I think father Gruner was a very sincere man and that he was right about Fatima. However I am always open to being proven wrong- my faith is not built on the truths of apparitions no matter how holy but on the word of God in Scripture and Tradition as safeguarded by the Magisterium. I believe in Medjugorje as much as I do Garabandal and think they very much compliment Fatima. I have seen much too much good fruit in people's lives to be negative in any way to Medjugorje.However I do not like fanaticism whether of those who are pro or anti or the demonisation of others who don't agree with one opinion or the other in this regards. I am trying to follow padre Pio's advice to "pray, hope and don't worry". My main focus is on the writings of the servant of God Luisa Piccarreta and the message of Living or Dwelling in the Divine Will.

EYK NYC said...

I have a sister who is a big believer in Medjugorje and is familiar with Luisa Piccarreta, who I believe remains a controversial figure in some Catholic circles....I have far more limited knowledge of the latter although I do recall this fellow who ran a website from a few years back who was outspoken in her belief in Piccarreta to the point of being annoying and bordering on the ridiculous....I prefer to stick with the tried-and-true such as the Divine Mercy devotion....Stick with that throughout your life and you can do no wrong....

EYK NYC said...

Here in New York City, a most unexpected event happened which caught me totally by surprise! The precious relics of St. Faustina arrived at the Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in time for Mercy Sunday this year and were put on display throughout the following week, visiting several other churches that are part of the New York Archdiocese, including the more famous St. Patrick's Cathedral (not to be confused with the "Old" one that I mentioned previously....), St. Elizabeth's Church, St. Barnabas, and Holy Family, and at least one more that is outside city limits....Upon reading the online announcement which had been linked by our youngest sister, my initial reaction was one of shock and dismay, "OMG, We are doomed!" I took it as a Heavenly sign, one that demanded repentance by New York City and by the country, and the acceptance of God's Divine Mercy, or face Divine Justice....Of course, most New Yorkers were either unaware of what was going on or they simply ignored it....And as a result, I think something BIG and DISASTROUS may happen soon....:(

Catholic Jew said...

Makes me glad that I am not in New York (which I visited in 2005 for a Hebrew Catholic conference)but in a hidden valley in Tasmania.

cheers Br G

EYK NYC said...

Indeed, Bro. Gilbert, I hope you and your community will be spared the worst of whatever chastisement comes forth in this world perhaps in the near future...New York City and the United States will not be so fortunate, I'm afraid....I plan to not be in the city during the early part of next month....It is no mere coincidence that one of the great symbols of the Divine Mercy devotion made its way to these shores, and in New York City, no less....And on a related note, the pilgrimage statue of Our Lady of Fatima is currently traveling the country over the course of 2016-17....

Catholic Jew said...

South Australia was just hit by a huge storm that took out all the power in the whole state and the winds were so ferocious that it bent the huge steel electricity pylons over. It is now heading towards Sydney and New South Wales. We put our trust in the Lord.

cheers Br G

EYK NYC said...

Ohhh, I'm sorry to hear about that....I am Filipino descent and my family comes from the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines which was hit by a category 5 storm back in late 2013-the super typhoon known as "Haiyan," reportedly the most powerful recorded to ever hit landfall....Next month will be the 3rd anniversary of this great tragedy. I am not aware of any accurate death toll, but estimates are that it topped above 10,000, well above that figure.....

EYK NYC said...

It's Sunday October 9th today and I cannot believe that the things as predicted in Garabandal have not occurred yet....It is quite eerie, if I should say so, myself....Even I'm beginning to wonder if these will eventually come to pass, but I'll give it more time, the world is in such a mess, right now, and just one or two trigger events could cause everything to come down hard....

Catholic Jew said...

Nothing ever happens quite how we expect-God likes his surprises. Often our speculations turn out to be wrong or partly wrong. More time is good because it means more time for mercy.

EYK NYC said...

Indeed, Bro. Gilbert, I'm inclined to agree with you....Oftentimes, things do not follow our expectations and in fact, the month of October might pass without any major earth-shaking event....So many tremors, but the BIG ONE has yet to occur....Just early this month, there was a major earthquake warning covering Southern California valid until October 7th....That day came and went and it's now October 11th. Hurricane Matthew almost had me convinced that it was related to a particular prophetic prediction that I had read about back in March, but even that fell far short of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan (which I referred to previously) when it hit the Philippines, three years ago....Yes, only time will tell, but I still get that "weird" feeling....

Anonymous said...

Star of Jacob?

41P/Tuttle–Giacobini–Kres├ík
5 April 2017: date closest to earth
13 April 2017: perihelion

Noreen Sullivan said...

Don't pay any attention to any claims by william kamm. He is a convicted pedophile and ran some crazy cult in Australia where he raped 2 girls (15 y/o) and has served 9 of a 10 year sentence for it. This person couldn't be farther from knowing God's intentions.

Just me said...

2009 I had a very significant dream. I was on a large white boat on a river. I looked over to the right of me and saw a large White House with pillars and in the grass was carved the date March 18 20??. I went into the White House and in the rooms were wall to wall filled with books. Lots of books.

Woke up the next morning and asked God if this dream was from Him and this came to mind. Isa 52:6.

Just wanted to put it out there.

Just me said...

Yes

Anonymous said...

Great Warning on March 18, 2017, or around that date

Miracle on April 13, 2017

Chastisement around June 25, 2017 before July 13, 2017 the 100 years since the revelation of the 3 secrets in Fatima

Era of Peace around October 13, 2017

If that doesn't happen, the believers should recalculate the entire Fatima-centered prophecy system. Many will prefer not to believe that anymore...Especially if other events come our way.

Cathy Boyle said...

October 18,2016 if memory serves me right it was the final presidential debate. In regards to Luisa Piccaretta I have the perfect fit in Divine Mercy.I identify as a Garabandal Child ,meeting Joey limengino when I was some where between 14-17 My mom even did volunteer work with them on Long Island. I also have the Saint Michael the Archangel medal released on the 50 Th anniversary.Having shared here and now being 61 yrs old ,I see it all this way...Garabandal tells us where we are ,where are going if we don't mend our lives. Medgjorie tells us there are 10 secrets #7 was removed.Fr Peter Will Fast and Pray for 7 days and then tell the world they gave 3 days.my understanding has been that The first 3 are for medgjorie....But in the center of all us Our Lady of Fatima,who assures mankind "In the End My Immaculate Will Triump"1917. Garabandal and Medgjorie are the bookends.I don't ever remember Concheta saying anything other than notice will be given 8 days prior to the miracle....Recently a priest homily opened up with Those Who Have Faith Don't Need Signs.So let's stop looking for signs and such and enter into the Lenten Season ....I ask in your Lenten Journey To Remember Fr Tom ,hostage of ISIS ,it will be 1year March 4.Peace.

EYK NYC said...

I don't necessarily think we are supposed to "stop looking for signs." After all, the Magi looked up onto the heavens and saw the Star of Bethlehem which led them to the Holy Family....The Holy Bible is filled with numerous signs, of things that have occurred and events yet to happen....All the approved Marian visitations and authorized private revelations....These are all signs that we need to pay attention to.....

Andre Darveau said...

This Year is the 50 th Jubeli year the the Charismatic renewal that started in 1967.

DV said...

And nothing going happened on the 18th of March, today is March 19th. I already stopped working about this issue, I was going crazy waiting for this date or the other. We should all stop speculating about all this. I am so tired of people giving this date or that date it is ridiculous. We should all just trust God and that He will send both the Warning and the Miracle in His own Wise time.

Catholic Jew said...

Dear DV, If you read the article you would see that it was only 18 March that was to have some future significance not the year-the rest was just speculation. Some people find it interesting to speculate (like I do) others shouldn't as they take it all too seriously and then get disappointed when the date passes without the significance they thought. Our faith should be in God not predictions of the future. Of course speculating is ok but claiming that something is definitely going to happen on a certain date is dangerous if one claims God told them when he didn't. Such people can be sincere but they are sincerely deceived.