Let’s examine the period from Time Magazine’s announcement that “God is Dead,” to eye-witness accounts of an apparition of the Virgin Mary that continue today. Installment 106 is the 14th part of a summer re-release of my book Constant Procession.
The news magazine makes this assertion about God when the world is in great social upheaval. In 1963, John F. Kennedy, the sitting American president, is assassinated. Three days later millions witness the assassination of his alleged killer on live TV.
Four years later, the Six Day War” between Israel and Egypt shatters the uneasy peace between the USA and USSR in yet another outburst of the Cold War. These acts of violence become high-water marks of an epoch that shakes the foundations of Western society to its core.
In Chapter 25, entitled “Apparition for All,” more than one-quarter of a million people from many different religious and non-religious backgrounds behold an on-going appearance by the Virgin Mary high atop a Christian church in Egypt over a four-year period. Acknowledged by the president of the country and witnessed by non-believers as well, these apparitions took place between the years 1968 through 1971.
In Chapter 26, “Keepers of the Light,” newly inaugurated Pope John Paul II makes a landmark return to Poland, the country of his birth. This trip ignites the desires of the Polish people in their early efforts to retake control of their country from the repressive Communist regime.
At the same time, a secret memorandum is sent to teachers across the empire by the USSR secret police (KGB) proclaiming that this pope is their enemy. Meanwhile in the US, the new president is a man who makes no bones about his belief in God and, to the horror of the established Washington DC elite, takes a decidedly different tack from the mainstream’s way of running governmental policies.
One result of their efforts is dramatic changes in the Soviet Communists’ hold on Eastern Europe. Rewards for these efforts for both leaders are the same; each suffers an assassination attempt on his life.
As both men recover from their wounds, a new appearance takes place in a remote part of the Eastern Bloc. A rag-tag collection of teenagers gives dramatic eye witness accounts of a new appearance of the Virgin Mary. The first seers spot her while sneaking off to smoke cigarettes. Three thousand people return to the spot on the third day to see what those teenagers saw.
About the same time, the second secret of the Fatima apparition comes true for Pope John Paul. However, he believes it was the Virgin Mary who saved him from death.
Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.
Installments since Podcast 50 are an extended series of additional stories about the history of the Virgin Mary that are not found in the book.
Constant Procession- the podcast; is published here every Tuesday morning.
An e-book copy of the book can be found on this website also.
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The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.
I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs about 7 minutes in length.