5. The miracles
Similar to other apparitions, there are miracles occurred. Including the Healing Spring on Lourdes and the Miracles of the Sun on Fatima where many people witness it. While in Lipa, during the apparition, rose petals fell from above, where there’s an image of Jesus, Mary and other Holy Scenes which at that time, there is no technology that can create a fake petal with images. There are also reports of miracle healing during the apparition.
6. The request
The Blessed Virgin Mary also gives messages, warnings and secrets to her seers. In Fatima, she requested to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. Then in Lipa, she requested to pray Hard for China. So why I indicated this request for these two apparitions? Because they both have similarities which are each request was not fulfilled or let’s say not properly fulfilled. Why? When the Blessed Virgin Mary requested to consecrate Russia on July 13, 1917. At that time, many did not believe this because Russia has weak government and economy, how can it spread its error? But at that time, there’s a revolution happening in Russia until the Communist take control on its Government on October 27, 1917. And the result, it’s error was spread including Communism which affects countries such as China and North Korea. Though a consecration of the whole world to her Immaculate Heart was initiated by Pope Pius XII, but the specific instruction was not met because the Blessed Virgin Mary instructs to consecrate only Russia with the Bishops in the whole world. Then other consecrations followed but still not met the requirements. When the Russia-Ukraine war started, Pope Francis consecrate Russia but still not following the instruction because it also includes Ukraine. And he only invites Bishops which means a Bishop can decline this invitation.
In Lipa, Batangas on October 17, 1949, the Blessed Virgin Mary told Sr. Teresita:
“Pray hard for China’s dream is to invade the whole world. The Philippines is one of its favorites. Money is the evil force that will lead the people of the world to destruction.”
Same to the events of our Lady Fatima, many didn’t believe in this message because at that time, China is not that powerful even though in the same month, China became a Communist Country. Until the following years, China is now one of the most powerful countries in the world and currently taking some of the islands in the Philippines, claiming that this islands is their property. This is a proof of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lipa is true. But still rejected by Vatican and the Bishop of the Philippines. Then, when Covid19 was spread all over the world that was originated from China, the request of investigation was filed again but still rejected.
Why do the Vatican and other Bishops keep insisting that this apparition is a hoax even now there are evidences that it is real? One of the main possible reasons is the word “Mediatrix”. Some clergies do not believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Mediatrix because similar to protestants (and also influenced), Jesus Christ is only the Mediator of God the Father. But, in the 3rd Century, Christians believed that she is a Mediatrix which is also had a prayer. Saints such as St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Bonaventure, St, Bernadino of Siena, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Lous de Montfort, St. Alphonsus Liguori and Pope St. Pius X believed that she is a Mediatrix. Second is political, because the Vatican recently removed the excommunication of the CCP’s Bishop in China and reinstate them.
This is a very sad news for us when Vatican still doesn’t believe in this apparition and forced the church in Lipa not to mention the apparition or promote it during its Anniversary. But allowing the people in Medjugorje to have a procession. Brethren, let’s pray to God to give us discernment and pray to the Blessed Mother and all the saints to help us and lead us to the truth. Let us help promote the Apparition of our Lady of Mediatrix of All Graces in Lipa.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc.
(Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners.)