24- Ch 16; Mary in Paris

In this installment the Virgin Mary comes to Paris.

Losing battle after battle, the French are forced by foreign powers to accept still another monarchy. The pendulum now swings back, away from the secular reforms to unreasonable acts of intolerance as retribution. Causing in 1830 more uprisings.

This climate where the Madonna once again shows up.

To listen from the beginning of this book here is the link

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

There are forty contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. They will be published every Tuesday morning beginning in August 2016 and read by me, Nikos Steves.

I value feedback through the comments section or Better – via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

23- Ch 15; continues

In this installment we find religious teachings and worship becoming illegal and removing “Sunday” from the week. Also a new calendar begins with “year 1” which is to replace the year “1793.”

Militant upheavals and military conquests emanating in one country spreads across the world even to tiny islands far removed. And as for The Madonna, well as they say, the rest is history.

To listen from the beginning of this book here is the link

 

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

There are forty contiguous installments that run approximately 7 minutes in length each. They will be published every Tuesday morning beginning in August 2016 and read by me, Nikos Steves.

 

I value feedback through the comments section or Better– via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

22- Ch 15; Her Procession

Benoit lived out her days helping build and grow the church that was established for the conversion of sinners as requested by the Virgin Mary.

Benoit is credited with the gift of getting people to open up about their lives not so much to unburden their souls to her, but rather to open up to themselves.

Our Lady of Laus has helped spread the love of God through the intercessions of the Virgin Mary at this site ever since.

However around the time of her death in in the early 1700s, on the world stage tensions begin shifting into various power struggles. From the island of Tinos that is taken by the Ottomans to newly created Serbia, which quickly found itself overtaken once again by the Ottomans.

To listen from the beginning here is the link

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

There are forty contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each. They will be published every Tuesday morning beginning in August 2016 and read by me, Nikos Steves.

I value feedback through the comments section or Better– via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

21- Ch 14; Her Approach

As we move forward along this constant procession is a growing awareness that the Virgin Mary has had an impact on the world of yesterday.

Diplomacy is her way.

For many, she comes in a gentle and graceful manner as observed by the various seers over the timeline of history.

And for me, a connected history begins to reveal itself as we meet “Our Lady of the Good Encounter.”

To listen from the beginning of this book here is the link

The Constant Procession is a book, a personal memoir about the history of the Virgin Mary or the Madonna since she passed on.

There are forty contiguous installments that run about 7 minutes in length each. They will be published every Tuesday morning beginning in August 2016 and read by me, Nikos Steves.

I value your feedback through the comments section or Better– via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

20- Chapter 13; Rare Gift

This constant procession continues as a commissioned replica of the “Our Lady of Guadalupe” apparition’s relic travels across the ocean to meet with destiny as the tables for change on the Mediterranean Sea come to high noon.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

19- Ch 12; More on St. Diego

Saint Diego wishes to see his aged uncle and discovers that “uncle” has quite a story of his own.

And at this apparition site today, though surrounded by the hustle-bustle of a major city, this space is where people still come, almost 500 years later. It is a wonderful place of tranquility.

I found myself right at home.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

18- Ch 12 continues

Juan Diego’s task continues in an unusual manner.

He finds himself picking flowers in the middle of winter.

They include Castilian Roses and other out of season flowers.

The Flowers are the sign (for the Bishop) he is told.

Tell him everything and all you’ve seen.

Today, as you look at the same hill,

The people tend flowers there still.

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

17- Ch 12; Apparition Mission

In this installment, the Madonna appears to a man in his late fifties who by his own account is a “lowly peasant.” Her request to him is to go to the Bishop of Mexico and deliver a message from her.

Juan Diego humbly takes on this task.

Juan finds himself communicating between the human world and the sublime. Between the Mother of God and one of the most powerful people in the lands.

His attitude and his actions are sometimes bold, but often anxious, hesitant and common as he goes back and forth.

What would/will you do in this position?

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

16- Chapter 11; continues

In this installment we find ourselves back, after the conquest and destruction of the City of Gold, to the newly rebuild area now known as Mexico City.

The year is 1531, when an apparition of the Virgin Mary occurs to a native who is on his way to mass in the center of the city. Saint Diego answered a request by the Virgin Mary on a cold winter day as he journeyed by a stone hill that was on his path.

Today, almost five hundred years later a sprawling spiritual center stands as a testimonial to that meeting. And today the Basilica to the Virgin Mary called Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most visited spiritual sites in the world.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

15- Ch 11; Upside Down

The journeys into the New World are sometimes at odds with the best of humanity in this installment of the book.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

14- Ch 10; Ocean Sage

A King, a Queen and a voyager all pray at the same chapel seeking the Madonna’s intercessions to her son. Lost over time are the details of her involvement on the first voyage of Christopher Columbus into the unknown. The further they sail from land, the more his crew begins to doubt their safety. They second-guess his idea to search for this new trade route. The moral becomes so bad that Columbus starts loosing faith and looks to the Madonna for guidance.

Getting home from this new world requires supplies and they are not easy to procure for the long voyage back to Europe. Enduring a hurricane and with more storm clouds threatening, Columbus gathers his sailors and requests they all pledge to honor and thank the Virgin Mary should they make it back home. Lots are drawn and Columbus is tasked to return to the Wolf River chapel.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

13- Doing Right?

Joan of Arc achieved sainthood for choosing God over Man.

During the early history of the Christian church, the constant procession of humanity recognizing perhaps the errors of previous times did return to the roots of Christ’s teachings and Joan of Arc gained sainthood.

Another famous person, Christopher Columbus on the other hand has over time lost recognition for his acts of courage. His early discoveries and travels into the unknown now overshadowed by his treatment of the people he governed.

I revisit the funding and some overlooked events of his voyages and find the Madonna from time to time in the wheelhouse.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

12- Ch 8; Losing and Hiding

In 1326 a cow herder makes a startling discovery as he tries to move a cow he thought dead. Also in this episode is a statue of the Black Madonna unearthed and a memorial built that brings even a King to request the Virgin Mary to intercede for him in his prayers to Jesus. It is but one of the many times people come to call at this site, translated into English as “Saint Mary by the Wolf River.”

One feature of apparition history also surfaces during these early times. There appears to be no place where selfish gains are remembered during apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Joan of Arc, though her visions are of three saints, held fast up to her death to her faith in God and honoring the Virgin Mary.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

11- Ch 7; After Son’s Death

During her life on earth, the Virgin Mary witnessed miracles as the Mother of God when he lived among humanity.

She endured his dying on the cross. The Virgin Mary experienced the miracle of Jesus the Christ returning.

She was there to see the beginning of the Christian church.

Late in her life, Saint Luke created an icon and/or a painting of her.

Stories of miracles surround these images of the Madonna and remain part of the history of humanity in this installment of the Constant Procession.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

10- Chapter 6; Apparitions

At night, from the site near Atlanta, Georgia, I spotted in the vista at my eye level a half-dozen or so red lights that would appear then disappear. What could this be? What did it mean?

Then I realized these red globes out there off in the distance from my line of sight were the lights atop radio towers. Their constant flashing – on and then off was warning airplanes of how tall each tower stands from the ground below them.

As this site is on a rise, I remembered many apparition sites across the globe are found at high points in their surroundings also and as proof, both “The Farm” and “Mother of God” church sit above “High Roc(k) Road.”

And today, who comes to this site on high?

These places were build by humanity, to honor the Virgin Mary.

It is a wide-range of devout Christians and others. There are some who come from distant countries on pilgrimages, and also dedicated Ukrainians as well as pious people from the Latino community to name just a few…

Many look to the Madonna to intercede on their behalf to her son Jesus Christ, as she is his mother. And often overlooked is that the Madonna herself experienced an apparition and learned that “with God all things are possible.”

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

 

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

9- Chapter 5 continues

My curiosity peaked, what had become of this site?

I decided to drive out to take a look now that twelve years had passed since that day when Nancy Fowler had spoken to the 100,000 on-lookers.

What would I find? Who would I find? These thoughts came up as I pulled over and stopped next to the front gate that lead up a long dirt road.

Assessing my situation, I reflected on the fact that I had traveled here alone.

Should I enter these grounds?

Almost before I realize it, adrenaline started pumping through my body.

Instinctively my five senses had gone into high alert.

As I started driving up this dirt road my sense of sight helped me re-establish my bearings.

Opening the door of my van, a gentle breeze met my face.

Before getting out, I listen hard for any sounds that could help. The leaves in the trees that surrounded the grounds rustled in the breeze and then I could distinguish a great variety of birds sounding off.

Suddenly I realized how dry my mouth had become.

Tentatively, I stepped out, I felt like a thief in the night. What would I find now that I had re-discover the location of “The Farm?”

My sense of smell gave the first indication…

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

8- Ch 5; Back to Conyers

It was a fall day in the late twentieth century when my family traveled through a pine forest to gather along with 100.000 of our ‘closest friends’ at “The Farm” to hear the words received by an area seer, Nancy Fowler. Though controversial even to this day, people from all over the globe had come to hear this final message Ms. Fowler received from the Madonna.

In part the Virgin Mary’s message, as revealed, requested people to “Walk in faith, live in full union with God and be ready for heaven. ”

Excitement and elation filled the air that day, though it got lost on the local public as TV news stories dutifully reported on the inconvenience of traffic jams for area residents.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

7- Chapter 4 continues

Within this installment, the concept of messages of hope and of love, of praying as a way to unite us…

…Falls more closely into the ways that divide us.

Bernadette finds herself under the gun for stating her beliefs, a belief in the Madonna speaking to her.

Though initially embraced as real events she experienced, and though miracles start to occur, her credibility takes hit after hit and she is brow beaten by her religious community, jailed and threatened by the government and taken advantage of by tricksters…

And then, we’re off to a recent undocumented apparition occurring in the United States of America, at the end of the twentieth century. I traveled to attempt to witness the publicized final visitation for an area seer.

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

6- Ch 4; Surprising Roots


In this installment, two intellectuals on the run during WW2 could not help but notice the constant procession of people who were at Our Lady of Lourdes apparition site.

Why did all the people come to this place?

Did the water have some sort of special power?

They listened to what the local folks had to say.

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

5- Chapter 3 continues

I stumbled upon the film world embracing the Virgin Mary with an Academy Award! For that moment in war time the constant procession marched into Hollywood as Hollywood became HOLY-wood…

 

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

4- Ch 3; Beneath the Surface

So why has the Madonna surfaced in the early days of WW2?

Or rather how come?

The answers surprised me and I’m gonna guess will surprise you…

…even if you have a Masters Degree in History, with an emphasis in WW2 Studies.

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

3- Ch 2 continues

In this episode I start to produce a short video for my children’s school about a subject unknown to me, that of “Marian Devotion.”

I interview the priest, a church historian and  several parishioners. one is the woman who donated one of the statues in the church.

The statue is a replica of the Virgin Mary that this kindly woman purchased while overseas at the apparition sight of “Our Lady of Fatima.”

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com

2- Ch 2; Aerial Presence

In this 2nd episode from the book I continue with how I stumbled onto this endless procession of people requesting the Virgin Mary to intercede on their behalf to her son, Jesus Christ.

Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book; Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

I’ve read the entire book from cover to cover (Installments 1-49.) Each installment runs 7 minutes in length.

To listen from the beginning

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.

I value feedback through the comments section on my website or better via email at NikosSteves@gmail.com