EPILOG ON BEAURAING AND BANNEUX
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Bob and Penny Lord Explain
the dire message of the Apparition at Banneux
Our Lord Jesus and our Sweet Mother Mary are always teaching us. We felt we had come up with a connection between the apparitions by Our Lady at Beauraing in December 1932, and Banneux in January 1933. There had to be a connection. Nothing like this had ever happened before.
We assumed it had to do with the onslaught of World War II. This dear little country, Belgium would soon be under the Iron Fist of the Third Reich, as, indeed, would be the entire continent of Europe.
Belgium, however, was in a direct line from Germany to France. The Germans would need easy access to the French border, and
Belgium provided the way.
In Beauraing, the main message given to the young girl, Fernande, was DO YOU LOVE MY SON? THEN SACRIFICE YOURSELF FOR ME.At first, everyone believed this statement was an afterthought, just for the girl. Then, after all the persecution the children had to endure in defense of the apparitions, the belief was that Our Lady was trying to give them strength.
In Banneux, the overpowering message was BELIEVE IN ME, I WILL BELIEVE IN YOU. There was, and is, much speculation as to what she meant in that statement. We’ve suggested many possibilities, any or all of which may be correct.
At first, it was assumed that these were two distinct messages, completely independent of each other. But with the holocaust of World War II, many believed that Our Lady was trying to prepare Europe, the whole world, for that matter, for the dark days to come.
There was not much to hold onto, or believe in, for the victims of Europe. We believe she was trying to build strength, in them in anticipation for that time.
DO YOU LOVE MY SON? THEN SACRIFICE YOURSELVES FOR ME – BELIEVE IN ME, I WILL BELIEVE IN YOU.
Together they form one powerful teaching. Prepare yourselves for days of darkness. You will have much to endure. But know that I am always with you. Believe that you are beloved of God. If you can love yourself, I can love you. With the strength of that love, all things are possible. We can change the world.
Our Lady was most definitely coming to the aid of her children of 1932/33, preparing them for the worst, which was to come. But were those combined messages just for that time? Read them. Try to understand what she was saying. Do they apply today as much, or even more so than in 1932? Why do women abort their children by the millions? Why do young people, people of all ages, for that matter, abuse their bodies with drugs and alcohol to the point of death? Why do young people, and all people, commit suicide in staggering proportions today? Why are we, as a civilization, hellbent on torturing and killing our brothers and sisters? Why are we, as a world, determined to destroy ourselves?
DO YOU LOVE MY SON? SACRIFICE YOURSELF FOR ME
BELIEVE IN ME, I WILL BELIEVE IN YOU
Written by Bob and Penny Lord excerpted from their book The Many Faces of Mary