A Hopeful Sign for Unity?

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Radhe, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Radhe

    Radhe Well-Known Member

    Is this is the start of unity..............of what it will be like.
    It sounds just what the Lord ordered through TLIG writings!

    “When the ecclesia of God comes together in unity around the throne, Christ, at the right hand of the Father stretches forth his rod out of Zion and rules in the midst of his enemies,” he added. “I believe that enemies were falling back every place we stretched that rod out yesterday!”

    ‘We must never forget that we are pilgrims journeying alongside one another. This means that we must have sincere trust in our fellow pilgrims, putting aside all suspicion or mistrust and turn our gaze to what we are seeking.’

    “Jesus, I thank you!” cried out Calisi while Engle kneeled before his feet, “because you are breaking the spirit of division! You are preparing a great revival in the event of this call, like you did 100 years ago. Do it again! Do it again! Holy Spirit let your Spirit come again for a billion Catholics.”


    Quotes taken from below - sounds very encouraging!

    http://www.angelusnews.com/news/loc...usands-of-believers-to-ma-10555/#.VxDoqfkrKM-
     
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  2. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    Our Lady of Fatima - In the end MY IMMACULATE HEART will triumph

    Hindus increasingly mingle with Christians to honor the Virgin Mary
    From "A Moment with Mary" emailing (16 April, 2016):
    http://en.mariedenazareth.com/home-umm

    On February 11, 2016, the anniversary of the first apparition of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, the faraway diocese of Vijayawada in the east of India, celebrated the event in style. Father Chinapa, rector of the shrine, notes that many Hindus mix with Christians, convinced of the value of the statue of Mary, invoked there under the title of Our Lady of Gunadala, that was brought from Lourdes in 1928 by the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions.

    The presence of these fervent believers at the Virgin's feet is an encouraging sign for the Christian minority, alarmed by the violent statements of some Hindu fanatics from the ruling party, who openly speak of a country freed of Christians and Muslims.

    Arthur Gosset, a volunteer at the pools of the Lourdes Shrine in France for the past ten years, says that a surprising number of Hindus make the reverse journey of the original statue of Our Lady of Gunadala, from India to Lourdes. "Their number is growing: between 20 and 25% of those who come to bathe in the waters of Lourdes are Hindus, and last summer the proportion reached a record amount of 50% of the children at the shrine!"

    fr.aleteia.org
     
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  3. Radhe

    Radhe Well-Known Member

    Yes karnala The Blessed Mother is a great bridge builder between faiths Do Hindus recognise her I suspect they may? The Koran has beautiful passages about her, and Buddhists respond to her.

    The Queen of Heaven is instrumental in Unity I am sure of it!
     
  4. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    Its actually referred to as the ‘Lourdes of the East’ .... Efforts on to get basilica status for Gunadala church (February 9, 2008)
    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-pape...status-for-gunadala-church/article1196001.ece

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    However, Goddess worship is very developed in Hinduism and more can be read about Mary and Hinduism at:
    http://en.mariedenazareth.com/qui-est-marie/mary-and-hinduism

    Do you know if there were any statues of Mary at the Pentecostal Azuza revival ?? It says in the article there were a lot of Catholics there - I don't like the idea that he "ceremoniously laid prostrate on the stage and kissed Lou Engle’s feet". I couldn't visualise the Pope (or any Religious) doing this as "an act of reconciliatory love" towards our Orthodox brethren.
    According to the yearly Charismatic Leaders Fellowship from February 22-25.... Mr Matteo Calisi, a prominent Catholic charismatic lay leader from Italy, and a person who regularly graces CLF meetings, reported on the ongoing breakthroughs in Pentecostal-Roman Catholic dialogue and reconciliation.... In fact, as Mr. Calisi reports, Pentecostal-Roman Catholic relations are at an all-time high. The Pope has directed that Catholic evangelization be suspended towards Protestant Believers, but rather focus on the unchurched.

    http://anglicalpentecostal.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/clf-2016.html
     
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