God picks Place, Time, Seer and Bishop
Richard Salbato 6-26-1009
Most recently I wrote about the very principles of thinking and thinking correctly. These basic principles are vital to correct thinking, forming a right conscience, and living your life and faith in a proper way. Most of the time, I write things to even help myself in thinking according to God’s guidance. As a friend once told me, the best way to learn is to teach or write. (Reference Core Values and Principles)
Reflecting on my differences with other people, everyone will agree that the biggest public differences are about apparitions. So that people understand where I come from on investigating apparitions, I wrote Testing The Spirit The Criteria of Discernment.
However, in this article I would like to concentrate on one aspect of discernment, which has to do with basic principles. If we know our faith properly, we know that God knows all things, not only the past and the present, but even the future.
The basic principle of an all-knowing
God, should keep us from making errors in judging claims of supernatural
thinking. I remember reading a very good
book on Motherhood by a woman from
Here is where principles come to play – the all-knowing God. In one apparition, the so-called Virgin told this woman that God had hand-picked a spiritual director for her who would help her spread the messages to the world. After several years, this spiritual director would not approve and print the messages. This so-called Virgin Mary then said that God was going to change her director, and pick another one.
Now think about this, if God knows the future, He knew in advance that this director would not approve the messages. People who believe that God can make mistakes, insult God and make Him ignorant.
Let me give another example of this. Someone handed me some books on the life of Christ as revealed to a mystic called, “The Poem of the Man-God.” Quickly, I said, “This has to be false.” Why? Man-God is a heresy. This was part of the many heresies of the first three centuries regarding the Trinity and the nature of Christ.
To say God-Man would be correct, because God became Man and not Man becoming God. Then I proceeded to read the books and proved myself right. Throughout the books she painted Christ as ignorant of His Divinity and even more ignorant of the people around Him and His own future. They insult God and make Him ignorant.
After 40 years of investigating true and false apparitions, it became apparent to me that based on the principle of an all-knowing God, He not only picks the time in history to inject Himself, but He also picks everything else. My job is to try to understand why God picked the time, the place, the seer, and the bishop.
Good examples of time in
history are Our Lady of Soufanieh and Bernadette of Lourdes. Not long before the apparitions of
“I am the Immaculate Conception.”
From Pope John XXIII to John
Paul II the great drive of the Church was to do everything possible to re-unite
all Christian into the one true Church, but after many years there was absolutely
no success. It was the right time in
history for God to give his helping hand.
He sent His Mother to
Simon Stock was made Supreme
General of the Carmelites at
Just before the march of
Lenin into Russia Our Lady told the children of
“Pray for the conversion of Russia – Russia will spread her errors throughout the world – ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart – etc.”
From 1907 there was a massive
attempt by Socialists in
There appeared to him the Virgin Mary, who not only stopped him but converted him to the faith. For the rest of his life, Bruno became a great conversion tool and spokesman for the faith against Protestantism. This shows the right time in History, the right place, the right seer.
Our Lady of Nicaragua appeared at a time when the country was totally Communist and trying to push the Church out. Within a few years Communism was overthrown in the election of its first woman president.
apparitions happened at the time and place when
Catherine of Siena came at a
time when the Pope’s were living in
Guadalupe happened at exactly the right time as the Indians were about to wipe out the Spanish soldiers and the Church. The bishop prayed for a miracle to Our Lady and asked for a sign of Castilian Roses as a sign She heard his prayers. As a result of the apparitions, the Indians made peace with the Spaniards and the Bishop got his Castilian Roses.
Our Lady of Good Fortune is hard to explain because it has two reasons for the two times and two reasons for the two places but in the end both times make great logic and prove the economy of God’s time and place.
La Salette and the potato famine, Padre Pio and World War II, Theresa Neumann and Nazi Germany, Covadonga and the Moors in Spain and Portugal, Demonic and the Rosary, all show time and place hand Picked by God.
God also hand picks the seers, but not in such an
easy way to understand, because the time, place and bishop are more important
than the seer. Sometimes he even picks
sinful people, like Bruno. But mostly He
picks every simple and humble people, often very uneducated. The children of Fatima
did not know that “
God hand picks the Bishops. In the case of
There is no case where a local bishop condemned a true apparition. You cannot use Faustina or Joan of Ark, because in the case of Faustina, she was not condemned but un-cautious books were suppressed and the Holy Father, himself, approved the apparitions at the right time and place. Joan of Ark was condemned by an English bishop, but her bishop was French.
In the middle 1950s two
things were happening in
The bad thing happening in the Church in the middle 1950s, even before Vatican II, was the secularation of the orders of priests and nuns. Many orders were “modernizing” and by that they meant “becoming more worldly and less heavenly”, more in the world and of the world. Many of the nuns and priests did not like these changes and fought against them. One of these people who wanted to stay prayerful was Sister Florecita.
Sister Florecita, wanting to maintain her spiritual life but stay obedient to the order, asked to form a separate branch of Contemplative Nuns, who would spend most of their time in prayer and adoration. It took her years to accomplish this and much suffering. One of the nuns who joined her, was Sister Mildred Neuzil.
It was time for God to
support the Bishops who Consecrated
Our Lady appeared to Sister Mildren Neuzil in the just established Contemplative Order
of nuns. This was one of the ways God
speaks to the world in support of Sister Florecita’s
new order. But this apparition would
also come to thank the bishops for their consecration of
“I am pleased, my child, with the love and
honor my children of
God hand picked the bishop, as before he became bishop he was Sister Neuzil’s spiritual director. A later bishop of her was the same who had earlier given her the Nihil Obstat.
To truly understand all the personal help that apparitions have given to the people of the world, read Katy Moran’s book: Doorway to Heaven .
But never forget what Saint DeMontfort said, “Wherever Mary goes, the Devil will be right behind. Satan plans to destroy, confuse, dilute, or make suffer, every person who works to spread the messages of Our Lady. The suffering of the seers or the promoters of Our Lady’s messages are a good sign of truth.