Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge and of holy hope."

Our Lady of China appeared near Peiping. It stands in a village named Tong Lu. A Poor Mission was started there by the Vincentian Fathers. During a riot by ten thousands soldiers who started to shoot into the sky suddenly they fled, frightened and never came back. A woman in white appeared above the settlement, and the rioters' bullets were aimed at her. When the apparition did not fade, attackers had not even time to reorganize because a strange horseman put them to flight. Father Wu, a Chinese priest, confessed to his flock that he invoked the help of Mary. A new church was built on the site. The image of the Blessed Virgin in the royal robes of the pagan Empress, with the Christ Child on her knees, is vivid expression of Chinese tradition. The church was completely destroyed recently by the Chinese Communists, but the picture of Our Lady of China remains intact because only a copy of the picture was used in the church. The original was hidden in the wall behind the copy, and this was recovered and found intact. It is now in possession of Chinese priests who carry out their activities in disguise.

What a story! However,how sad is the stage of China!I read today in the CNA News how China to revise the one-child policy due to the Quake that took 65,000 lives, mostly children. stated in the article..."But this will not be possible for most of the couples who have lost children to the quake, regardless of what the government policy is. Most women of childbearing age have been sterilized, or their spouses have been sterilized. Unless the government begins offering free tubal ligation and vasectomy reversals to these poor people, there will be no more children."

What will happen to China? Or those other countries in Europe? What will be their future? I wonder sometime, why we buy so much from China, a communist country that does such horrible things to their own people yet a country so close by such as Cuba we will not give them a day in the light of imports. It just doesn't make sense but than again... does politics every make sense?

May Our Lady of China and Her Beloved Son have mercy on us!


+JMJ+ said...

I did not know this about the Marian image. How sad about the inherent "wrongness" of the Chinese child bearing policies. One wonders about the it God trying to shake things up?

The only thing I understand about politics is that it is sooooo removed from the "eternal" and is chained in the deceptions of this world, not thinking of the next world!

Cecilia said...

You know, I never thought of it that way , my friend... about the quake and thought is it God trying to shake things up? Now thats a thought. and yes, politics does have that removed from the eternal... what is more sad is those politicans that know about the eternal and turn their backs on it!