Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Pope Paul VI during his 1964 visit to the Holy Land


In the first day of the month, if not at the end, of November 1963, it was revealed to Conchita that "the Pope [Paul VI only?] will go to the Holy Land." Elected Pope since hardly five months, Paul VI made this trip in January 1964, a fact that surprised all Christendom, even the world. One should, however, notice that the prophecy did not say that only one Pope would go to the Holy Land, nor that one of them would go only once! And the more so, since we now know that the Holy Father John Paul II has already made a very special pilgrimage there, in March 2000.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 179]

I don't remember either one of these two trips to the Holy Land by the Popes, do You? In 1964 I was still a pagan, one of the many unchurched youth of our times. It wasn't until 1970 before I returned to Mass and became interested in church events. I have no excuse for the year 2000, except I was working two jobs to survive, so maybe that's why my mind is a blank.

I doubt if Benedict XVI will be going to the Holy Land anytime soon, but I just heard today that there is speculation that he might go there in 2008! He's way up there in age and with the situation in the Middle East so dangerous . . . but who knows, he went to Turkey, which is not far from Israel. Maybe after the Warning he might go to assist in the conversion of the Jews. I'll be glad to go with him, if he needs any volunteers. How about you?
Roman Deacon

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