Wednesday, September 22, 2010



"Intelligent (rational) beings in outer space . . ."

As an echo, in some way, of the lively discussion going on in the world at the time, Mercedes Salisachs, a remarkable witness, present these days at Garabandal, had Conchita ask the Blessed Virgin if there were intelligent beings in outer or interstellar space. - "Yes", was the stunning answer!
Days after, Conchita, again in ecstasy, was heard asking her Vision if these mysterious beings are like us, sinners? - "They are like men, tainted alike by sin, but also redeemed by Christ just like men," was the new astonishing answer!
These new revelations made to Conchita were to appear so exceptional to Fr. Lucio Rodrigo, S.J., when he learned about them, that, after an uneasy first impression, and then, after reflection, he went out to write that "it would well be that the Blessed Virgin, and through Her, Our Lord, were lifting the veil of a mystery which broadens in that way the dimensions of the Kingdom of Our Lord (and of the Most Blessed Virgin), so to include other rational creatures, which could, of course, not be angels (. . .)". (Letter, October 22, 1965, to the Marques de Santa Maria). True, the above revelations of this December 20, 1962, should they be confirmed by existing new documents not yet available to us, and also by Conchita herself, they would take us to give a new look at the absolute universality of Christ's redemption, but also to His unfathomable supremacy recapitulating all created realities, visible and invisible, even the mysterious Cosmic powers. So, couldn't we at least presume that the above-reported revelations were simply recalling, if also "confirming" a true kerygmatic truth, an article of the Church early Creed? Future and larger works on Garabandal, based on numerous authentic original sources, should present it all in a much more detailed way. As for the Scriptural foundation (mainly 1 Cor, Rom, Col, Eph, and Peter I and II), we can do no better for the time being than to indicate among the numerous exegetical works bearing on this still mysterious aspect of Christian faith, the major study of M. Combe, "Puissances celestes" ("Cosmic Powers,") in the Dictionnaire de la Bible-Supplement--DBS--vol. 9, col 336-381.
[From 'Garabandal' Book, pages 160-161]

You don't know how hard it was for me to type this excerpt from the 'Garabandal' Book! All my life I have denied and not believed in any other life in this universe except for us human beings! Yes, even though I'm a avid Sci Fi fan and love watching the fantasies about aliens and weird creatures. Is God trying to tell me I am wrong? Is He telling me to shut up, that I don't know everything?
Plan 9 From Outer SpaceImage by christian.greller via Flickr

He's right, of course, I really don't know anything other than what I have been taught. But one thing I do know is that when I get to Heaven, I will find the answers to all these mysteries! Do you want to start a discussion on whether their is "life out there"? What do you think?
Deacon John
Outer Space SimulationImage by Sarai♥Beloved Fotography via Flickr
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1 comment:

  1. The Virgin have said "like humans" and Fr. Lucio understood and wrote additionally "other rational creatures, which could, of course, not be angels". The Virgin is not wrong. Fr. Lucio's mind is not prepared to understand what Saint Paul says "Know you not that we shall judge angels?" (1 Co 6,3) Fr. Lucio's mind thougth simplisticly (and maybe you too) that all angels are already judged: already in hell or heaven. But that is not what Paul says, neither Genesis 6 (talking about nephilim or fallen) or many other Bible passages. These angels are as the Virgin Mary said "like humans" in the sense that they are still in his own trial "tainted alike by sin" (of course, unknown in their details) like Adam and Eve were and now all of us are. And they are "intelligent beings in outer or interstellar space". And they are "also redeemed by Christ just like men".

    Most of our mistakes in the interpretation of the celestial words comes from our own addons, usually added because our lack of model to understand the complete truth. We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to come to us with His gifts.

    And this is not a marginal truth in end times (not end of the world). The Virgin is not filling curious esoteric minds with her words. She answered because her children (you and me) need to remember on these days something really important that is dismissed or forgotten. "For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places." (Eph 6, 12)


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