Mary

Why is it said that Mary is the Immaculate Conception?

The Virgin Mary has appeared in Lourdes, to Bernadette Soubirou, in 1858. When she asked her name, the Virgin responded: “I am the Immaculate Conception”. This Truth is thus a revelation from Heaven Itself. It was and still is confirmed by miracles.

Many people misunderstand the real significance of this fact. They believe that the Immaculate Conception means that Mary gave birth to Jesus, all the while being virgin, having not known a man sexually: “She was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1,18). Now, Mary would have had not a single blemish when she had a marital relationship with Joseph, her lawful husband. Moreover, this very well refers to the conception of Jesus in Mary’s womb, not to the person of Mary.

Now Mary is an Immaculate Conception in her own person, from the moment of her conception in Anna’s womb, her mother. She is immaculate, ie without having been tainted by the wound or stain of Adam and Eve, a stain inherited by all men.

Adam and Eve were each, an “immaculate conception” before having been seduced by the enemy of Humanity. Yet they fell, inspired by Satan (Genesis 3). Through them, the stain is passed down by heredity to all mankind. God promised that the woman will avenge herself and crush the serpent’s head (Genesis 3,15).

It is through Mary, the Mother of the Messiah, the Word of God, that God will work this vengeance. The Divine Word had to incarnate Himself to save the persons who believed in Him. He could not be incarnated in a womb perturbed by the consequences of original sin. It was necessary that the feminine receptacle of the Word of God had to be spared, and this, solely for the Glory of God. This receptacle was Mary. She was not Immaculate for her own glory, but in function of the Divine Plan.

Thus, Mary only is the Immaculate Conception through God’s intervention to fulfill the Plan of the Divine Father. She is Immaculate because the Messiah could not be conceived in a “troubled room”. This is why therefore, the Virgin was preserved from this stain, not for herself, but in function of the Divine Plan. She never ceased respecting this Plan, being in perfect harmony with the Father’s Will, without ever defying God like the first parents of mankind did. She was and always remains Immaculate.

The Qur’an witnesses very explicitly on the Immaculate Conception of Mary, as well as that of Jesus’. In the following verse, the wife of Imran, ie Mary’s mother (Mary’s parents are the family of Imran) says:

“‘My Lord, I pledge to You what is in my womb. It shall be dedicated to Your service. Accept this from me for it is You – You who are All-Hearing, All-Knowing.’ When she gave birth to a female, she said: ‘My Lord, I have given birth and it is a female’ – and God knew best what she had given birth to – ‘and a male is not like a female. I have called her Mary. I seek refuge in You for her and her progeny (Jesus) from Satan, ever deserving to be stoned’.” (Qur’an III; The House of ‘Imran, 35-36)

God heard the prayer of Mary’s mother and granted her wish: Mary and Jesus alone, were protected from the demon, as Mohammed reported in his “Noble Discussions” (see the Qur’anic interpretation of “Jalalein” of the above verses):
“No man is born without the Devil catching him since his birth, and yelling because of this Satanic attack (the stain of original sin), with the exception of Mary and her Son”.
(See the texts “A Look of faith at the Qur’an” and “The Brothers of Jesus”).

Thus, after Adam and Eve, only Mary -and Jesus Christ of course- are of Immaculate Conception.

Did Mary then, remain virgin?

What do you think of Jesus’ brothers: James, Jude, Joset, Simon mentioned in the Gospels (Mark 6,3)? Did Mary then remain virgin?

See our text: “The Brothers of Jesus”

Question on the wedding of Cana

During the wedding at Cana (John 2,1-12), Jesus answered Mary: “What is there between you and me, woman?” What do you think of this cold response?

This translation is made by certain fanatics set up against Mary. The true translation of the Greek is: “What does (this) matter to you and I, woman?”, an oriental expression still used in vigor today in the Orient and which means: “What can this do for you and I, woman?” ie that this does not concern us, it is not our affair, it is not my marriage, it is not for us to look after what is missing, “woman”. Until today, a husband says this expression “woman” to his wife in a teasing or affectionate tone, or in anger. How do you see Jesus saying this to Mary? To the One who gave birth to him? To Whom He gave as a Mother to John, when He was on the cross: “Woman, this is your son” (John 19,26).

Would He have spoken disrespectfully as some claim? How would Jesus address Himself to the One who is “full of grace”? (Luke 1,27) To THE Woman, par excellence, who was his Mother? Let us not forget that Jesus, the model son, was “submitted” to his parents as Luke underlines it in his Gospel (Luke 2,51). It is up to each person to respond in conscience according to whether this consciousness is pure or sullied by hatred and fanaticism or jealousy. Mary is this Woman, announced prophetically, whose lineage crushes the serpent’s head in Genesis 3,15. She is the glorious Woman of the Apocalypse crowned with the sun (Revelation 12), giving birth to a new spiritual generation, victorious over the devil.

In fact, the Greek text says: “TI (what) emy (for me) ké (and) si (you), yinai (woman)?” The Gospels were written in Greek (except for Matthew, in Aramaic). And those who wrongly translate and with bad intention, commit an unforgivable crime.

The evidence of Jesus’ respect for his Mother is that He had generously granted her demand and changed the water into wine, thus shocking the divine plan by fulfilling this miracle, despite the fact that “his hour had not yet come”. She tenderly had the audacity to put him before a fait accompli, saying to the servants: “Do whatever He tells you”. (John 2,4-5)

The Almighty Intercession of Mary?

How do we get to know Mary and her almighty intercession?

To know the grandeur of Mary, it is necessary to do the experience through confident and affectionate prayer.

  1. The Gospels: Luke 1,26-38: “… the angel said to her, ‘… full of grace etc…'”
    Am I, are you full of grace? I, l am not.
    Luke 1,39-56: “… all generations will call me blessed…”
    John 2,1-12: Through her intercession, She secured that Jesus changes the divine plan. After having answered her: “My time has not yet come”, Jesus ceded and changed the water into wine (sign of the Eucharist).
  2. The Qur’an: several verses: Qur’an III,35-36 / Qur’an III,42 / Qur’an IV,155 and the Sura of Mary, Qur’an XIX.
  3. The secular tradition. Ask priests and read some works on it. It is difficult to explain everything.
  4. Text on the website: “The Brothers of Jesus”. Important
  5. Mary’s apparitions: in Lourdes She said: “I am the Immaculate Conception”. Each person is free to believe in it or not. I, I am not immaculate. Are you?
    Her apparitions in La Salette and Fatima. (See our text: “Explanation of Mary’s Message at La Salette”)
  6. The surest source and the most telling of hearts, is that of the heart and of each individual’s intuition. It is above all here, that the first gush of each person’s heart, is revelatory.

The Protestants deny Mary’s intercession because “there is only one mediator between God and mankind… Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2,5).
All intercessions and mediations pass through Jesus and in Him. Otherwise, we should not pray for one another. And yet, St Paul also asks us to intercede for all believers and for himself even (Ephesians 6,18-19).
Conclusion: To each his own intuition; follow yours at your own risk and peril, or for your greatest joy, like me.
See our texts: “The Intercession of the Saints in the Bible” / Chapter III in the text “A Look of faith at the Qur’an”.

Medjugorje

You say not to believe in the Apparitions in Medjugorje. However, we know some people who have been in Medjugorje and who have changed their lives. What do you think?

We refer the reader to FAQ – The Independent Believers; ‘How to react? What does Pierre2 mean?’, where the Medjugorje apparitions are discussed.

All the “seers” in the world will be judged by their attitude towards vis-à-vis the “small open Book” of Revelation (Revelation 10,2), with its key Message revealed to Pierre2: “The Beast is Israel”.

This Message reveals the hearts. It is the measure “to measure God’s Temple” (Revelation 11,1), ie to recognize the real believers.

Our Mother does not contradict Herself.

The banalities reported in the Medjugorje “messages” are opposite to the current and grave messages given by our Mother in La Salette, Fatima and Marienfried concerning the times we now live in. God does not send Mary to speak to the world to recount such silliness.

The Messages in La Salette, Fatima and Marienfried were a preparation to the Revelation of the Mystery of the Apocalypse. These three Messages from our Mother and St John’s Apocalypse have one and the same Spirit.

In La Salette, the Holy Virgin had denounced the treason of the clergy, qualifying them as “gutters of impurity”, and reveals that “Rome (the Vatican) will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist”.

On the contrary, the Medjugorje messages speak of submission to the church and to the Pope, who have nevertheless betrayed the Message of Jesus in associating themselves with the Antichrist and in refusing to denounce it.

Here are some extracts from the Medjugorje messages, compared to the Messages of La Salette and Fatima.

That each person judges for themself according to Jesus’ enlightening and liberating words:

“Why not judge for yourselves what is right?” (Luke 12,57)

And Sister Lucy of Fatima, who had contact with the Virgin Mary, had fathomed the scale of the Church’s betrayal and says (Letter of 22 May 1958 to reverend Father Agostino Fuentes):

“Nevertheless, Father, we must tell people not to expect from the Pope a call to penitence, to prayer, neither from the part of bishops, nor the priests, nor the superiors in general. It is time that each person, by their own initiative, accomplishes holy deeds and reforms their life according to the Madonna’s demand!”

Those who were in Medjugorje and have changed their lives, have been touched by a grace from the Virgin Mary, because they went there with love and devotion. The place is for nothing. The pilgrimages and the graces are internal. They are not external, linked to a precise place (see John 4,21-24).

Examples of messages

We invite you to compare the spirit of the following messages:

Medjugorje, message of 25 June 2010: “Dear children with joy, I invite you to live my messages joyfully; only this way, little children, you could be close to my Son. And me, I want to lead you all to Him only, and in Him you will find the real peace and the joy of your hearts. I bless you all and I love you with a measureless love. Thank you for answering my call.”

La Salette: “God will strike in an unprecedented way. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! God will exhaust His wrath upon them, and no one will be able to escape so many afflictions together.
At the first blow of his thundering sword, the mountains and all Nature will tremble in terror, for the chaos and crimes of men have pierced the vault of Heaven.”

Fatima: “The third time, she told me that, having exhausted the other means, despised by men, she gives us, while trembling, the last means of salvation: namely the very holy Virgin Herself, with tears and messages of various seers throughout the world. The Madonna says that if we do not listen, and that we offend again, we will no longer be forgiven.”

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Medjugorje, message of 2 September 2011: “Dear children with all my heart and soul filled with faith and love for the Heavenly Father, I have given you my Son, and I give Him to you again. To you, people from all over the world, my Son taught to know the only true God and His love. He has led you to the way of truth, and He has made you brothers and sisters. That is the reason why, my children, do not wander, do not close your hearts before this truth, this hope and this love. Everything surrounding you is ephemeral, and everything crumbles, God’s Glory only remains. For this reason, renounce everything that keeps you away from the Lord. Do adore Him, Him only, as He is the only true God. I am with you and I will be at your side. I particularly pray for the shepherds, so that they would be worthy representatives of my Son, and they would lead you with love along the way to truth. I thank you.”

Medjugorje, message of 2 October 2011: “Dear children! Today again, my maternal heart invites you to prayers, to a personal relationship with God the Father, for the joy of the prayer in Him. God the Father is not far from you and He is not unknown to you. He was shown to you by my Son, and He has given you life, that is my Son. This is the reason why, my children, do not surrender to the temptations separating you from God the Father. Do pray! Do not try to create families and societies without Him. Pray! Pray so that your hearts overflow with goodness; the letter comes only from my Son, Who is true goodness. The hearts only filled with goodness would understand and welcome God the Father. I will keep on guiding you. In a particular way, I pray that you not judge your shepherds. My children, did you not forget that it was God the Father who called them?! Pray! I thank you.”

La Salette: “The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures, the priests have become gutters of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to priests and those dedicated to God who by their unfaithfulness and their wicked lives are crucifying my Son again! The sins of those dedicated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and now vengeance is at their door, for there is no one left to beg mercy and forgiveness for the people. There are no more generous souls, there is no one left worthy of offering a stainless sacrifice for the sake of the world […] The chiefs, the leaders of the people of God have neglected prayer and penance, and the Devil has bedimmed their intelligence (They are not capable of identifying the Antichrist). They have become wandering stars which the old devil will drag along with his tail to make them perish (Revelation 12,4) […] Woe to the Princes of the Church who think only of piling riches upon riches to protect their authority and dominate with pride.”

Fatima: “Order rules nowhere. It is Satan who rules, even in the highest positions, establishing and deciding the course of events. He will even succeed in reaching up to the pinnacle of the Church.”