Why Luz de Maria de Bonilla?
The following is adapted from the best-selling book, THE WARNING: Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience.
Luz de María de Bonilla is a Catholic mystic, stigmatist, wife, mother, Third Order Augustinian, and prophet from Costa Rica, currently residing in Argentina. She grew up in a very religious home with great devotion to the Eucharist, and as a child, experienced heavenly visits from her guardian angel and the Blessed mother, whom she considered her companions and confidants. In 1990, she received a miraculous healing from an illness, coinciding with both a visitation from the Blessed Mother and a new and more public calling to share her mystical experiences. Soon she would fall into profound ecstasy not only in the presence of her family—her husband and eight children, but also of people close to her who began to gather to pray; and they, in turn, formed a prayer cenacle, which accompanies her to this day.
After years of abandoning herself to the will of God, Luz de María began to suffer the pain of the Cross, which she carries in her body and soul. This first happened, she shared, on Good Friday: “Our Lord asked me if I wanted to participate in His sufferings. I answered affirmatively, and then after a day of continuous prayer, that night, Christ appeared to me on the Cross and shared His wounds. It was indescribable pain, although I know that however painful it may be, it is not the totality of the pain that Christ continues to suffer for humanity.” ((“Revelamos Quen Es la Vidente Luz de María,” Foros de la Virgen María, accessed July 13, 2019, https://forosdelavirgen.org/118869/luz-de-maria-reportaje))
It was on March 19 of 1992, that the Blessed Mother began to speak regularly to Luz de María. Since then, she has mostly received two messages per week and on occasion, only one. The messages originally came as internal locutions, followed by visions of Mary, who came to describe Luz de María’s mission. “I had never seen so much beauty,” Luz said of Mary’s appearance. “It’s something you can never get used to. Each time is like the first.”
Several months later, Mary and Saint Michael the Archangel introduced her to Our Lord in a vision, and in time, Jesus and Mary would speak to her of coming events, such as the Warning. The messages went from being private to public, and by divine command, she must communicate them to the world.
Many of the prophecies Luz de María has received have already been fulfilled, including the attack on the Twin Towers in New York, which was announced to her eight days in advance. In the messages, Jesus and Mary express their profound sadness over man’s disobedience of the Divine law, which has led him to align with evil and act against God. They warn the world of coming tribulations: communism and its coming peak; war and the use of nuclear weapons; pollution, famine, and plagues; revolution, social unrest, and moral depravity; a schism in the Church; the fall of the world economy; the public appearance and world domination of the antichrist; the fulfillment of the Warning, the Miracle, and the chastisements; the fall of an asteroid, and the change of terrestrial geography, among other messages. All this is not to frighten, but to urge man to turn his gaze toward God. Not all of God’s messages are calamities. There are also proclamations of the resurgence of true faith, the unity of the people of God, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the final Triumph of Christ, the King of the Universe, when there will no longer be divisions, and we will be one people under the One God.
Father José María Fernandez Rojas has remained beside Luz de María as her confessor from the beginning of her locutions and visions, and two priests work with her permanently. The messages she receives are audio recorded by two people and then transcribed by a nun. One priest makes spelling corrections, then another gives the messages a final review before uploading them to the website, www.revelacionesmarianas.com, to be shared with the world. The messages have been gathered into a book entitled, Thy Kingdom Come, and on March 19, 2017, Juan Abelardo Mata Guevara, SDB, Titular Bishop of Estelí, Nicaragua, granted them the Imprimatur of the Church. His letter began:
Estelí, Nicaragua, Year of Our Lord, March 19 of 2017
Solemnity of the Patriarch Saint Joseph
The volumes that contain “PRIVATE REVELATION” from heaven, given to Luz de María from the year 2009 to the present time, have been given to me for the respective ecclesiastic approval. I have reviewed with faith and interest these volumes entitled, THY KINGDOM COME, and have come to conclusion that they are a call to humanity to return to the path that leads to eternal life, and that these messages are an exhortation from heaven in these times in which man must be careful not to stray from the Divine Word.
In each revelation given to Luz de María, Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary guide the steps, the work, and the actions of the people of God in these times in which humanity needs to return to the teachings contained in Holy Scripture.
The messages in these volumes are a treatise of spirituality, divine wisdom, and morality for those who welcome them with faith and humility, so I recommend them for you to read, meditate upon, and put into practice.
I DECLARE that I have not found any doctrinal error that attempts against the faith, morality and good habits, for which I grant these publications the IMPRIMATUR. Together with my blessing, I express my best wishes for the “Words of Heaven” contained here to resonate in every creature of good will. I ask the Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Our Mother, to intercede for us so that the will of God be fulfilled
“. . . on Earth as it is in heaven (Mt, 6:10).”
Juan Abelardo Mata Guevara, SDB
Head Bishop of Estelí, Nicaragua
Below is a presentation given by Luz de María in Esteril Cathedral in Nicaragua, with an introduction given by Bishop Juan Abelardo Mata who granted her the Imprimatur:
Indeed, an international consensus seems to have emerged that the messages of Luz de Maria de Bonilla are worthy of consideration. There are several reasons for this, which can be summarized as follows:
• The Imprimatur of the Catholic Church, granted by Bishop Juan Abelardo Mata Guevara of Esteril in 2017 to Luz de Maria’s writings after 2009, together with a personal statement affirming his belief in their supernatural origin.
• The consistently elevated theological content and pedagogy of these messages and devotions.
• The fact that many of the events predicted in these messages (volcanic explosions in specific places, terrorist attacks in particular locations, such as Paris) have already come true with great accuracy.
• The close and detailed convergence, without a hint of plagiarism, with messages from other serious sources of which Luz de Maria seems to have been personally unaware (such as Fr. Michel Rodrigue and the visionaries in Heede, Germany during the time of the Third Reich).
• The existence of a considerable number of ongoing mystical phenomena accompanying Luz de Maria (stigmatization, crucifixes bleeding in her presence, religious images exuding oil). Sometimes these are in the presence of witnesses for which we have video evidence (see here).
To read more about Luz de Maria de Bonilla, see the book, THE WARNING: Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience.
Jimmy Akin offers his well researched take on Countdown to the Kingdom, a prophecy-centered website that makes some shocking predictions.
Magisterial teachings on prophecy are minimal, and the popes have not provided teachings supporting the Countdown timeline.. One standard would be relying only on those whose revelations have been investigated and approved by Church authorities, but Countdown to the Kingdom does not use this standard.. Do they find certain seers credible because they teach certain prophetic ideas and include them in the consensus due to confirmation bias?. Rodrigue is incardinated in one Canadian diocese but lives in another, and while the episode was in production, both of his bishops published letters in which they repudiated the seer’s revelations.. Father Rodrigue even declared that his messages and prophecies were supported by Bishop Lemay, the Bishop of Amos, who strongly denied any such support.
What Scripture, Tradition and prophecy say.
As such, just as in the times of Noah, God is providing an ark for His people to safeguard them and preserve a “remnant.” As society is rapidly moving by the hour toward a medical and liturgical apartheid — with the vaccinated divided from the unvaccinated — the question of “physical” refuges is becoming more prevalent.. My Immaculate Heart: it is your safest refuge and the means of salvation which, at this time, God gives to the Church and to humanity… Whoever does not enter into this refuge will be carried away by the Great Tempest which has already begun to rage.. In my article The Refuge for Our Times , I explain in more detail the theology behind how and why Our Lady’s heart is such a refuge — indeed, a spiritual refuge.. At that time many who sought righteousness and justice went out into the wilderness to settle there, they and their children, their wives and their animals, because misfortunes pressed so hard on them…[they] had gone out to secret refuges in the wilderness.” The Book of Acts also describes the early Christian Communities (that in many ways resemble what several mystics describe as the refuges), even speaking of the Faithful taking refuge outside of Jerusalem when a great persecution broke out there (cf.. This Woman represents Mary, the Mother of the Redeemer, but she represents at the same time the whole Church, the People of God of all times, the Church that at all times, with great pain, again gives birth to Christ.. St. John sees in vision that “The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.” St. Francis de Sales refers specifically to this passage when speaking of future physical refuges at the time of a global revolution :. These are first of all evils of a spiritual order, which can harm the supernatural life of your souls… There are evils of a physical order, such as infirmity, disasters, accidents, droughts, earthquakes, and incurable diseases which are spreading about… There are evils of a social order… To be protected from all these evils, I invite you to place yourselves under shelter in the safe refuge of my Immaculate Heart.. The divine justice imposes chastisements, but neither these nor [God’s] enemies get close to those souls who live in the Divine Will… Know that I will have regard for the souls who live in My Will, and for the places where these souls reside… I place the souls who live completely in My Will on earth, in the same condition as the blessed [in Heaven].. The time is soon coming, it is rapidly approaching, for My places of refuge are in the stages of being prepared at the hands of My faithful.. My people, My angels will come and guide you to your places of refuge where you will be sheltered from the storms and the forces of the antichrist and this one world government… Be prepared My people for when My angels come, you do not want to turn away.. Consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart and surrender completely to me: I will enfold you within my Holy Mantle […] I will be your refuge, a refuge in which you will contemplate the prophesied events that will shortly come to fulfillment: a refuge in which you will not feel afraid of my Marian warnings in these end times.. In families, in communities, in as far as it will be possible for you to do so, you should prepare refuges which will be called Refuges of the Sacred Hearts.. The time is soon coming, it is rapidly approaching for My places of refuge are in the stages of being prepared at the hands of My faithful.. My children, prepare safe refuges, because a time will come when you will not even be able to trust my sons the priests.
Recently, I was asked to evaluate CountdownToTheKingdom.com, and I concluded:
Countdown promotes seers who claim that various prophetic events are imminent, but the end of the world is not one of those events.. Countdown has chosen not to use Church approval as the standard for deeming seers credible.. These are exhibited in the responses to my evaluation of the extent to which Countdown’s timeline is supported by (1) Church Fathers, (2) the Magisterium, (3) Fatima, and (4) current, reliable seers.. Karol Wojtyła (not yet pope) in which he expresses an opinion in a talk outside his diocese Charles Arminjon (not a bishop) Paul VI in which he speculates in a private conversation Leo XIII in which he speculates Pius X in which he speculates Benedict XV in which he speculates Pius XI in which he speculates Canon George D. Smith (not a bishop) Louis de Montfort (not a bishop) Pius XII in which he speculates Joseph Ratzinger (not yet pope) in an interview in which he mentions a speculation of John Paul II. If Countdown thinks there are abundant Church teachings supporting its timeline, it would be because Countdown doesn’t have a clear grasp on what is and isn’t Church teaching.. My original statement that “magisterial teachings on prophecy are minimal, and the popes have not provided teachings supporting the Countdown timeline” is true.. Countdown generates a contrary impression by citing statements made by people (a) who aren’t bishops; (b) who are bishops but aren’t pope and aren’t speaking to their subjects; or (c) who are popes but are expressing hopes, fears, or speculations rather than teachings—and by taking statements out of context and applying them to its timeline rather than the historical circumstance being addressed.. Countdown’s pages on why it supports particular seers offer one-sidedly positive evaluations and ignore important evidence readers need to arrive at informed opinions.. Almost none of the seers Countdown promotes have this approval, as illustrated by the claim that they merely have “some form of ecclesiastical approval to one degree or another.”
Jimmy Akin provides the necessary context to properly analyze and critique Countdown to the Kingdom's prophetic timeline.
Countdown promotes seers who claim that various prophetic events are imminent, but the end of the world is not one of those events.. Countdown has chosen not to use Church approval as the standard for deeming seers credible.. These are exhibited in the responses to my evaluation of the extent to which Countdown’s timeline is supported by (1) Church Fathers, (2) the Magisterium, (3) Fatima, and (4) current, reliable seers.. Karol Wojtyła (not yet pope) in which he expresses an opinion in a talk outside his diocese Charles Arminjon (not a bishop) Paul VI in which he speculates in a private conversation Leo XIII in which he speculates Pius X in which he speculates Benedict XV in which he speculates Pius XI in which he speculates Canon George D. Smith (not a bishop) Louis de Montfort (not a bishop) Pius XII in which he speculates Joseph Ratzinger (not yet pope) in an interview in which he mentions a speculation of John Paul II. If Countdown thinks there are abundant Church teachings supporting its timeline, it would be because Countdown doesn’t have a clear grasp on what is and isn’t Church teaching.. My original statement that “magisterial teachings on prophecy are minimal, and the popes have not provided teachings supporting the Countdown timeline” is true.. Countdown generates a contrary impression by citing statements made by people (a) who aren’t bishops; (b) who are bishops but aren’t pope and aren’t speaking to their subjects; or (c) who are popes but are expressing hopes, fears, or speculations rather than teachings—and by taking statements out of context and applying them to its timeline rather than the historical circumstance being addressed.. Almost none of the seers Countdown promotes have this approval, as illustrated by the claim that they merely have “some form of ecclesiastical approval to one degree or another.”
Here's everything you need to know about the uncrewed Artemis I mission: What it is, where it's going, why, how to tune in, tracking mission milestones, a timeline and countdown to launch, and more.
Once the launch has occurred, NASA will conduct a post-launch briefing, and later in the day, the agency will share the first Earth views from cameras aboard the Orion spacecraft.. Much of the action takes place in the final minute, as the ground launch sequencer sends the command for the rocket flight computer's automated launching sequencer to take over about 30 seconds prior to launch.. Shortly after that is the trans-lunar Injection burn, when the ICPS boosts Orion's speed from 17,500 miles per hour (28,163 kilometers per hour) to 22,600 miles per hour (36,371 kilometers per hour) to escape the pull of Earth's gravity and set off for the moon.. The next few days after launch, Orion will venture out to the moon, coming within 60 miles (96 kilometers) during its closest approach of the lunar surface on day six of the journey -- or September 3 if the launch occurs as planned on August 29.. The atmosphere will slow Orion down to about 300 miles per hour (482 kilometers per hour), and a series of parachutes will slow it down to less than 20 miles per hour (32 kilometers per hour) before it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:53 a.m.. The uncrewed Artemis I mission, including the Space Launch System Rocket and Orion spacecraft, is targeting liftoff on August 29 between 8:33 a.m.
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