51- Podcasting a Book

This episode is post book and goes into what I’ve learned about producing weekly podcasts over the previous twelve month period, plus some thoughts on what people do after an apparition of the Virgin Mary and what I learned along the way.

 

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 49 contiguous installments that run around 7 minutes in length each and read by me, Nikos Steves.

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50- Visiting Marian Shrines

This installment includes some personal reflections about completing a commitment I made to myself and the Virgin Mary. This goal being to offer you the content of my book Constant Procession from “cover to cover” via weekly podcasts.

Hopefully the seven minute weekly installments (1-49) provide food for thought for you.

It is also available in the iTunes store.

An e-book version is available on this website in the About section as well.

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49- Ch 29; Procession cont.

This installment includes the final pages of the book, Constant Procession.

Of course the “procession” continues and goes on into the infinity of time, for it is an endless march of people who seek guidance or support or to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for interceding on their behalf to God.

NEXT WEEK’S PODCAST will include “author notes” that I have observed since the book was completed.

 

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

There will be fifty 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.

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48- Ch 29; Timeless Mode

This installment finds the constant procession working towards protecting a culture in addition to religious freedom. It is another aspect what occurred as a result of humanities unfulfilling the wishes of the Virgin Mary.

The tangible results as the USSR absorbed the Ukraine have long been documented. The struggles by the people there included religious and cultural actions designed to crush their identity.

But the steadfast faith in God by those who left the Ukraine and how they protected their beleaguered homeland come under the microscope in this installment.

 

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

There will be approximately fifty 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.

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47- Ch. 28; Conyer’s words

October 13, 1998 was the final publicly announced apparition in Conyers, Georgia for Nancy Fowler.

In her final message, according to Nancy Fowler, the Virgin Mary asked people- “To pray for peace around the world.”

Also- “If you are worried about the future, put not your attention to these matters, the future holds no concerns for those who truly seek God and love Him and remain in His favor.”

Also in this installment are the results of Christian spirituality that continue to be supported on those grounds today.

 

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

There will be approximately fifty 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.

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46- Chapter 28; Safe Harbor

In this installment I found myself reliving the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unbelievable reality of USSR style Communism melting down like the core of an uncheck nuclear reactor.

The anti-religious countries within the Soviet sphere changed.

However as these events unfolded, a vortex of confusion was the major component as changes in political power occurred along with social upheaval to varying degrees within each country.

And the little village of Medjugorje of all places found itself in the center of the break-ups. How is it that the Virgin Mary appeared here a decade before this upheaval?

Why did she find herself in Medjugorje within this sphere of chaos, in the midst of the war zones and war atrocities during 1990 through 1995?

And in case you wonder, during those dangerous times the pilgrim’s still came to Medjugorje and the area was protected as if in a bubble.

Hatred in its most dangerous form came face to face with the Madonna.

Also in this installment, other witnesses who had been to Medjugorje began to come forward.

 

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

There will be approximately fifty 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.

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45- Ch 27; A Full Church

This installment is about the early days in Medjugorje. Things start changing in the village as more and more people came there.

Visitors would congregate in and around the church before and/or after climbing up to the apparition site where the teens first met the Virgin Mary.

Some visitors wanted to go to confession before taking communion. Others visitors simply wished to linger or meditate and they chose to do so around the church grounds.

Before long, church services were offered each evening.

Gradually, even the villagers began to find themselves participating more frequently in these church services as well.

A renewed spiritual energy grew in the little village.

On the world front, President Reagan delivered his “Tear Down This Wall” challenge to the Soviets and East German Government and things in Poland continued to heat up between the God-fearing workers and the Godless Communist regime.

 

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

There will be approximately fifty 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.

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44- Ch 27- The Sword’s Edge

Medjugorje is located in the Balkans, an area where for centuries, different cultures met and overlapped and it must be understood in context with this region of the world.

This area is the “pointy edge of the sword” for humanity.

The Balkans are a place where some people held fast onto their cultural and religious values and fought and died in support of their beliefs.

It is a place where over the centuries; others simply followed what the rulers of the day dictated.

And so it should come as no surprise, that the Madonna chose to appeared here, in this region of the world where World War 1 started.

 

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

There will be approximately fifty 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.

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43- Ch 26; Medjugorje cont.

Within the first few days of the of appearances by the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje back in the summer of 1981, over 3000 people gathered to be near the six visionaries.

During their experiences, the six teens and pre-teens reported that during an apparition they feel outside of time and space.

They say the Madonna told them she is a servant messenger of God and that she delivered a series of requests for humanity, which included specific messages for guidance…

Also in the installment a president and a pope, while recovering from their wounds, each individually recognize a renewed clarity about how precious life is and how they must spend the rest of their lives.

 

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

There will be approximately fifty 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.

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42- Chapter 26- Medjugorje

This installment delves into the realities of life and death in world leadership in the early 1980’s.

At the same time, in a very distant part of the world, far from the trappings of modern times, we light on the earliest experiences of six teen and pre-teenagers who find themselves in the presence of a lady. A “lady in white” who calls herself the “Queen of Peace.”

It begins on June 24, 1981, in a country that no longer exists.

 

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

There will be approximately fifty 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.

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41- Ch 25; Change in the Air

This installment learns of official government and medical documents that testify to the witnessed visual experiences and healings by and for humanity during visitations of the Virgin Mary in Egypt.

Also in this episode is the Madonna’s role on humanity as the effects of oppressive cold war governments continued. Suffering and shortages in the Communist Eastern Bloc countries resulted.

Change was in the air as “under the radar” results began to swirl. And apparitions of the Virgin Mary apparently had influenced friends and foes alike, as witnessed by changes in the Roman Catholic leadership, the United States of America’s leadership, the people of Poland and the leaders in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

All the other Eastern Bloc countries were watching.

 

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

There will be approximately fifty 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.

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40- Ch 25; Apparition for All

In this installment, the cold war actions on the world stage were captured in Time Magazine’s famous 1966 proclamation that “God is Dead.” In the USA in particular it became an often-debated question for humanity during those times of tremendous social upheaval as the 1960’s are well remembered for.

Chapter 25 is entitled An Apparition for All. The Madonna appears over a Coptic Orthodox church in of all places Cairo, Egypt. Christians, Muslims, members of the Jewish community and even the government, witnessed this apparition of the Virgin Mary.

 

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

There will be approximately 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.

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39- Ch 24; Hot and Cold

This installment goes into the challenges for determining the make-up of new governments for the vanquished countries after World War 2. The tensions between the victors took divergent courses.

The inevitable solutions when humanity becomes confrontational over disagreements is typically solved by war, where one side wins the other looses.

But the nuclear age got in the way of this scenario and the advent of mutually assured destruction forced new ways to battle.

From Germany to Viet Nam…the great divide faced off in new different ways.

And the cynicism that followed WWI turned to fatalism following WWII.

As for the Virgin Mary? She was there also.

 

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

There will be approximately 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.

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38- Ch 23; A Godless Society

This installment covers Chapter 23 – A Society Without God followed by the beginning of Chapter 24 – Hot Pursuit in a Cold War.

Two experiences, one a personal story, the other an institutional story that took place in the Soviet Union as it grew in power and strength in the post war years.

The first is about a college graduate who finds himself in prison, almost as soon as he started work in his chosen profession. The second story is about the challenges for an entire religious denomination.

These events reveal how humanity had to “face off” with the growing power of the Soviet regime that was determined to break the spirit of those wanting the liberty to worship freely in their homelands.

 

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.

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37- Ch 22; Marching on

This episode offers a rare “day in the life” look at what people did during the “Great Return,” derived from several prominent eye witnessed accounts. The first observation came from the early beginnings in 1943 France and the other from post war events in Hungary in 1947.

The memoirs also reflect the commitments made by the people from across France and then Europe as the procession marched on as well as some of the activities the governing powers directed in response to people wanting to simply engage in the festivities that were part of the innocent events.

 

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.

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36- Ch 21; Fatima Secret #2

Episode 36 reveals still another uncovered wonderment surrounding the Madonna during WW2 and how it contributed to the confluence of activities that helped humanity gather strength against the Axis Powers during the darkest days of the war.

Also in this installment are the renewed requests to take heed of the Virgin Mary’s second secret of Fatima and the repercussion that begin to unfold for the latter half of the twentieth century.

 

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.

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35- Ch 21; The Great Return

This installment includes decisive events during WWII that have been overlooked during the passage of time.

Acts of devotion took place at the same time though they are not well know as the terror of this second world war grew and unfolded… overshadowing everything else.

“The Great Return,” started at Lourdes and gained a momentum all its own. And at its lead was the Virgin Mary…

 

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.

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34- Ch 20; WW I vacuum

This installment remembers the void created by the loss of soldiers from WWI who gave their lives in Christ-like service to protect others.

Gone were so many future role models who may have guided their generation towards a different way of living.

In this vacuum cynicism, rather than faith became the hallmark of the “Roaring 20’s” era.

 

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.

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33- Ch 20; Unheard Words

Chapter 20 traces the actions humanity followed in answer to the Madonna’s requests at Fatima.

And in a world lost in the horrific blood bath of the war, it was a “kill or be killed” mindset that won the battle for hearts and minds.

Never the less, in retrospect; the controllers of the media and others in powerful places choose to ignore and not spread the word of the events at Fatima, missing an opportunity to build widespread public awareness of the messages for considering “out of box” alternatives.

 

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.

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32- Ch 19; Kill the Kids?

Fear by the parents for the safety of their children grew as the day for the final appearance of the Virgin Mary came. But this time, all the parents stood by their children. “We will die, if necessary, with our children.”

The crowd, estimated to be well over 30,000 came to see if indeed some sort of a tangible sign or proof that the Madonna was present would occur…

The rest is history.

 

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.

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31- Ch 19; Newsworthy

The seers of Fatima are asked to pray the rosary and told to make everything they do a sacrifice.

And after their initial sightings of the Madonna in Fatima, they find themselves in the news. A growing crowd of somewhere between 3000-5000 people appear by the third date.

Pestered by believers wanting them to ask for miracles, accused of being liars by some family members and threatened to be “boil in oil” by the local government if they didn’t recant, the stakes are high for the three little children, the eldest just ten years old at the time.

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.

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30- Ch 19; Fatima

This installment takes us into the turbulence before the start of World War I. A time when modern invention opened up new possibilities for humanity.

In retrospect, what would the world look like today had the tensions that brought all the world into mortal combat been defused before hand?

Though to debate such a reality has no bearing on life today, nor on the lives of our great-grandparents, grandparents and parents anymore – the results cannot be overstated. Because it forever altered the natural growth and maturing of humanity as these generations lost many of their best and brightest.

Human interaction and attitudes of hope and faith took a cataclysmic hit because of the violent destruction.

The Virgin Mary appeared several times before the first world war as the constant procession continues.

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.

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For one of the most comprehensive listings of approved miracles at Lourdes by the Roman Catholic church:

miraclehunter.com/marian_apparitions/approved_apparitions/lourdes/miracles1.html