people are repenting their sinful lives and are experiencing
spiritual and physical healings in Naju
you, the Blessed Mother of Naju! St. Mary, the Mother of God and our
Mother, pray for us! I thank you for loving us so much and
converting sinners with your face stained with tears and tears of
I first heard about Naju, I could not easily believe it and wanted
anxiously to visit Naju and see it myself. The Blessed Mother, you
called me, such a foolish and sinful me, to bring many mothers and
children to Naju. So, I brought the first group there after getting
my Pastorís permission.
was December 1987. As we entered the Blessed Motherís House, we
could see tears flowing down on the Blessed Motherís face even
from a distance, because tears were reflecting the fluorescent
lights on the ceiling. Momentarily, I felt electricity in my whole
body. On the one hand, I felt fearful; on the other, I could not
help shedding tears. Now, I understand that the Blessed Mother was
helping me repent. At that time, I did not know why I was crying so
the moment we entered the Chapel, we smelled an intense fragrance of
roses. There were more than 50 people in our group. At first, there
were sounds of weeping here and there, but, soon, the Chapel turned
into a sea of crying. People were crying uncontrollably, with their
faces all wet with tears and mucus from their noses. I also felt
like crying without restraint, but, as the leader of the group, I
tried to control myself. I tried to pray and sing hymns instead, but
I was crying more than praying or singing.
brought our lunches, but had trouble eating them. Being aware of our
sinfulness, we could not swallow food. Then, we greeted the Blessed
Mother, two at a time. In the afternoon, Julia came and gave us a
talk. Her words were so penetrating to our hearts that we cried more
and repented our sins. I was a murderer who had committed abortions
many times. My self-centered, worldly attitude was changing
completely. We had to make a long, five-hour trip back to Ansung
(our home city), but no one wanted to leave. Everyone was totally
absorbed in Juliaís testimonies.
when we were leaving Ansung that morning in two buses, one lay
leader in my parish criticized us, saying that we were swarming to
vain places like the migratory birds. However, many in our group
experienced spiritual and physical healings. Everyone became filled
with joy and gratitude. They were healed of arthritis, stomach
disease, neuralgia, and so on. That angry lay leader even cursed us,
as our buses were leaving for Naju, ďI wish you had an accident on
the way!Ē We later heard that, on the same day, the radiator in
his car exploded and he got a bad burn on one of his feet. He
suffered for four months because of it. He later said that he was
being punished. It was a lesson that we should never curse others
but always bless each other.
then, I have brought groups of pilgrims to Naju more than ten times.
Many people repented and experienced spiritual and physical
healings. One person who was unable to walk came to Naju. Because of
the pains in the back, he was lying down on the aisle in the bus. On
the way back from Naju, he was able to walk and was sitting in the
bus instead of lying down.
couple who just returned from a pilgrimage to Europe and a problem
and decided to get divorced. They put their house on sale and were
preparing divorce documents. The wife was reluctant to come to Naju,
but was almost forced to come by her friends. After her trip to Naju,
she went to her husband, and asked for forgiveness, shedding tears.
She also went to her daughter and her husband and begged for their
forgiveness. They were all crying together. Her daughter, who had
not been practicing faith, returned to the Church.
also was a woman, over 60, who was declared hopeless by her doctors
and was discharged from the hospital. She was not expected to live
more then three months. Her abdomen was big, filled with liquid and
looked like a pregnant womanís in her 8th month. Her
face was swollen, too. She had difficulty in urinating and
breathing. When she visited Naju and came back to her church in
Ansung, her abdomen became normal and she was able to urinate
easily. She was breathing easily also. In the next two to three
days, all the swellings in her body disappeared. Now, it has been
four years, but she is very healthy and works hard as a member of
the Legio Mariae.
August, 1991, there were especially many serious patients in the
group. One girl, a catechumen, had darkened skins and an almost bald
head. Her hands and feet also looked sick, as their skins were
peeling off. Another woman suffering from a stroke was unable to
walk. Another person had a high fever. . . etc. The bus also had a
mechanical problem on the way to Naju. Everyone had a hard time.
After we arrived in Naju, Julia spoke to us briefly. We prayed
before the Blessed Mother and prepared to leave. Julia embraced each
one of us and prayed for us. The Blessed Mother was pouring the
fragrance of roses upon us who came despite many difficulties. As we
were leaving, the woman who had been suffering from a stroke was
walking by herself. How can one describe the tears of gratitude and
the tears of joy? The girl with darkened skins and a bald head
completely regained her normal appearance and health. Gratitude and
praise be to the Lord for accomplishing through His Mother what was
impossible by human power and for renewing sinners. We did not want
to leave the Blessed Motherís House! On the way home, we all
became one and cried, sang, prayed, and thanked and gave glory to
God together. One man had been trying hard to discourage people from
going to Naju, but came with us. In the bus, he confessed what he
had been doing. He asked everyone to forgiveness. He said that it
was really good that he came along and that he learned a lot and
thanked God for that. He said that he would come to Naju for retreat
one or two times a year at least. How can all these be without the
Blessed Motherís help?
are many other testimonies to make, but I will stop here. While I
was writing these testimonies, I continuously smelled the fragrance
of roses, sometimes stronger and sometimes more sutble. I thank the
Blessed Mother for being with me.
Blessed Mother, I, an unworthy daughter of yours, implore you. Let
every moment of my life be a joy to you. Accept all of my heart and
body. I am yours. Use it as you wish! All I have belongs to you.
Veronica Keum-ja Cho, Hanyoung Yunlib, #203, 23-2 Bongsan-dong,
Ansung-eub, Ansung-kun, Kyungki Province, December 31, 1992, the eve
of the Great Feast of St. Mary the Mother of God