Thursday, January 15, 2009

THE WARNING: THE MIRACLE WILL BE A REVELATION

The "Pines"


The Miracle will be a revelation. The Marian visitations, like biblical events, are
revelatory in every respect. They convey a message, not only in the verbal communications of the Mother of God, but in the events themselves, the persons
involved, the circumstances, the surroundings. The symbolism, for instance, of The Spring at Lourdes obviously presents a Baptismal message, a revelation that reinforces the Church's teaching on that Sacrament. God's healing power is clearly evident in the many miracles that occur at the grotto. The Rock of Lourdes is the Church in which Mary dwells and from which the living waters flow, giving life to the whole world. Study of the Marian events uncovers so much meaning hidden away in what at first glance may appear inconsequential.

[To be continued . . .]