TO LIGHT A FIRE!
My wife Daisie and I together with four other married couples/lay associates of ours in the Marian Movement of Priests (MMP) were highly privileged last Thursday, to have been assigned to the 9AM-to-11AM slot for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, there at the World Trade Center as the MMP lay members’ prayer support for the Second National Congress of Priests.
Among the organizers’ gifts of appreciation to each of us was a booklet entitled “I am MARY, Mediatrix of All Grace” authored by Teresita L. Castillo, and published with a) the Imprimatur of His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal (Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines); b) a FOREWORD from the Archbishop of Lipa, Batangas, His Excellency Ramon C. Argüelles; and c) a corresponding MESSAGE from the immediate past President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and Archbishop of Jaro, His Excellency Angel N. Lagdameo.
I thought I was already quite familiar with the entire story about Our Lady’s series of private apparitions with many instances of “shower of petals” and “messages” given to Sister Teresita when she was still a 21-year old Carmelite Novice in their monastery at Lipa City in 1948, and again, some 43 years later in 1993 and 1994. For sometime in 1994 I had a long private interview with her together with one of her priest-confidants, my brother, the late Antonio B. Olaguer S.J. And four years ago she and I also discussed there in her house in Parañaque, the latest congruent and CONFIRMATORY messages being given since 2004, to Anne the Lay Apostle from Ireland and published in a series of booklets being distributed in the Philippines by Direction for Our Times through the Assisi Foundation of former Ambassador to the Vatican, Howard Q. Dee.
But reading for the first time her own personally-written account of those supernatural events (for I had intuitively believed in her since the first newspaper reports in September 1948 about those events, when I was still a first year high school student at the Ateneo de Naga), made me feel as if her story were as fresh, exciting yet even more edifying and COMPELLING than before!
Yes, I tried for the past couple of days to reach her through the telephone. For I wanted to ask her permission to reproduce her booklet in this Website, for the purpose of discussing its profound ramifications for all of us and in connection with my previous blog articles on basically the same matters pertaining to our Catholic Faith. Apparently I am only one of many thousands who would like to talk to her after having read her booklet. Thus her telephone must have been taken “off the hook” because it is now constantly emitting a “busy” signal.
And so, considering the fact that her booklet has no mention of any “copyright” claim nor any name of the Printer or Publisher, and is apparently NOT FOR SALE, I have come to the conclusion that Teresing Castillo will not mind if I repeat her full story in this blog and website of the Catholic Xybrspace Apostolate – <www.catholicxybr.org>
Here it is therefore, dear readers and visitors, so that you may all know Jesus Christ even more intimately through Mary, his Mother and ours too.
EDUARDO B. OLAGUER
Catholic Xybrspace Apostolate of the
February 01, 2010