Message on November 6, 1988
It was sad that our visit to Akita was too short. We spent
two nights in Tokyo, but did not spend even one night in Akita and did not
have enough time to pray there. My sad feeling will last for a long time.
But I feel joyful by remembering that Bishop Ito, Sister Sasagawa and
other Sisters saw the photographs of the weeping Blessed Mother of Naju
with joy and amazement. We could not speak each other's languages, but
shared the same love of the Blessed Mother.
At 11 a.m., we attended Mass in the chapel of the
Franciscan Hall in Tokyo con-celebrated by Cardinal Stephen Kim, the
(Japanese) Pastor, and Father Ki Sun Oh, Father Keum Koo Chang and Father
Byung Il Kim, who came from Korea with me. It was a special joy to see our
Cardinal in Japan. Back in May 22, 1986, I had attended the Mass offered
by Cardinal Stephen Kim in Manila, the Philippines, celebrating the
unveiling of the statue of Father Andrew Kim (the first priest of Korea
and canonized in 1984). Now we were in Japan offering Mass with Cardinal
At the time of the Eucharistic consecration (during the
Mass in Tokyo), there was a sound of wind from above, and the front area
behind the Cardinal became foggy. Soon there was the Blessed Mother,
extremely beautiful and fascinating, wearing a white dress and a flue
mantle. She looked exactly the same as in Naju. She was standing a little
higher than the Cardinal and was holding a rosary in her right hand and
praying. It seemed that she was standing on clouds. As she was stretching
out her arms, bright light radiated from her hands like the sunlight and
shone on the Cardinal, the priests and others present there. Then, her
appearance became that of the wooden statue of Akita. Her beautiful and
gentle voice was the same as the voice that I had heard many times in Naju.
THE BLESSED MOTHER:
Look at me. Isn't my present appearance that of the wooden
statue in Akita?
My symbolic images look a little different from each
other, but I am the same Mother in Heaven who has been appearing and
imploring with tears at many places in the world.
Listen well. It is I who called you here. It is not by
accident that a Mass is being celebrated here by the Cardinal and Father
Oh from Korea. I ask (all of) you to pray, as prayers are necessary to
bind you up with love and for the Cardinal, priests, and lay people and
for Japan, Korea, and all to become united as one.
This age is becoming too evil. (People) must entrust
everything to my Immaculate Heart but are not doing so and, consequently,
the evil people and sinners fall into temptations by the devils and are
falling into preposterous errors insisting that evil is good. Greater
sacrifices and self-renunciations are necessary, because even the majority
of the shepherds are falling into errors as they are not leading a life
based on the Gospels.
Even within countries, people are divided and fighting
rather than uniting and are trampling peace all the time by hating instead
of loving each other. Thus, the fire in my Immaculate Heart is flaming up
vigorously, because people are not practicing the messages that I gave
them, become fanatic slaves of the world and, in the precious opportunity
to share love with one another, close their minds and are wasting
everything because of their selfishness.
This is a time when nations are confronting each other and
people are fighting with each other causing evil to spread in all
directions and making the dangers more pressing. I ask for more prayers
with trust and love so that nations may harmonize with each other,
individuals may become united with one another and, thus, the Kingdom of
the Sacred Heart may be established.