Garabandal And The Message Of Akita In Japan
When Nagasaki was bombed on August 9th 1945, instantly 74,000 people died and later on, 85,000 died of radiation sickness. Due to the blast of this 2nd Atomic Bomb, World War II ended only 6 days later on August 15th 1945. Dr. Nagai lived in Nagasaki and wrote THE BELLS OF NAGASAKI which said that through "SACRIFICE" peace was given to the world. The bombing of NAGASAKI brought about this sacrifice. Dr. Nagai died of radiation poisoning in 1951.
In 1945, a lay woman founded a small convent in the AKITA district of HONSHU. By 1960 two other woman met with her and they had 3 vows—Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. They lived like Nuns.
Eventually, Sister Kataki who became The Mother Superior of that convent in 1970 wanted a small statue built of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the convent, and had a Buddhist sculptor carve this image of a picture sent to them from Holland by a German artist.
In 1975, the statue was weeping and caused the newspapers in Japan to report the incident. THE CENTRAL PERSON OF THIS DRAMA CENTERED AROUND SISTER AGNES SASAGAWA. She was born of Buddhist parents, and after an appendectomy she suffered paralysis in her hands and legs.
She was looked after by a Catholic Nurse, Mrs. Watanabe who knew she would have a hard life so she gave her Catholic books to read like THE BELLS OF NAGASAKI, by Dr. Nagai.
After reading these Catholic books, Agnes Sasagawa asked Mrs. Watanabe, if she could become Catholic. She started to take instruction and became a convert. Although Agnes Sasagawa was experiencing another problem, she was losing her hearing and by 1973 became totally deaf.
While praying before the Blessed Sacrament she witnessed a great light. She eventually got a cross on her left hand similar to a cross that appeared on the statue of MARY that the Buddhist sculptor made.
Even though she was deaf at that time, The Blessed Virgin told Sister Sasagawa that calamities were hanging over the world because of people's ingratitude and disobedience. That Almighty GOD was warning mankind, that if man continues his sinfulness, HE would punish the world.
She was trying to soften the anger of GOD by making Sister Sasagawa, a (Victim Soul). Through prayer, penance, poverty and sacrifice, Sister Sasagawa would help with the conversion of SINNERS. She was told that she should love poverty and sanctify herself.
So-- on OCTOBER 13th, 1973, similar to the 13th of October in 1917 at FATIMA,--a "FINAL" message on the "CHASTISEMENT" that would befall the world, was received by Sister Sasagawa and it said:
If people do not repent, GOD will send a punishment and it will be more serious than the GREAT FLOOD.
- Fire will fall from the sky—Most of humanity will be destroyed, even the good with the bad. Neither priests nor the faithful will be spared, and survivors will envy the dead.
- The only weapon will be the The Rosary and the Sign of the Son.
- Satan will enter the church.
- CARDINALS, BISHOPS AND PRIESTS ARE ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION. Cardinals will be against Cardinals, Bishops will be against Bishops, and priests will be against priests. THIS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT PADRE PIO SAID, "THAT THE WORLD IS ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION IN HIS LETTER TO THE (4) VISIONARIES IN GARABANDAL IN 1962."
- Churches and altars will be desecrated and Satan will lead priests away from GOD, and there will be no forgiveness, if sins continue.
The weeping phenomenon at AKITA was human in origin and was witnessed 101 times; subsequently Sister Sasagawa's deafness was totally healed, and the convent became a HOLY place.
The message of this whole episode at AKITA was to inform people that the laws of GOD should be adhered to, or a great catastrophe will come upon us.
When the availability of abortion and other offenses against GOD becomes a "NORMAL" everyday occurrence, then society is on the road to perdition and the MORAL FIBER of the nation begins to collapse—that's when the CHASTISEMENT will appear.
Of the six (6) statements that were given to Sister Sasagawa above, the 3rd statement is the only one that gives Christians a remedy,--- the Rosary and the "SIGN OF THE SON".
NOTE: For a real understanding of the Message of AKITA watch the video—Hill of Redemption