Blood stains at the Stations
of the Cross
on the Blessed Motherís mountain in Naju
January 18, 2002, Friday
+ Praise Jesus
and Mary! My name is Maria
Soo-Jin Lim from the Joongri-dong Parish in Seoul.
I arrived at
the Blessed Motherís mountain at about 2 p.m. today and prayed until
about 5 p.m. Then, together
with other pilgrims, I carefully and with much amazement examined the
blood stains on little rocks and paved areas from the Seventh Station to
the Thirteenth Station on the Way of the Cross.
Suddenly, Rufino Park, who was standing at the Twelfth, screamed, ďAh!
Itís blood!Ē When
I looked, there was a stain of blood on the paved area before a large
rock. While I was looking, I saw another drop of blood falling
straight down from the height of the large rock and splash-landing on the
paved area. It happened in a
split second. When I looked
more closely on the paved area, there was a total of seven stains of
freshly-shed blood. More than
ten people witnessed this, and more people came later.
It was truly amazing, as nobody was wounded and nobody was
bleeding. I personally, with
my own eyes, saw the blood streaming down from the waist high in the air. It was an amazing and mysterious experience.
It strengthened and deepened my belief and conviction about many
other amazing signs in Naju which I had only heard about.
Lord! Praise to the Lordís
Sacred Blood now and forever. Amen.
Daerim Apartments, Bldg. #113, 1306
January 18, 2002, Friday
+ Praise to
Jesus and Mary! My name is
Regina Soo-Hee Cho from the Daesung-dong Parish in Mokpo (a medium-sized
coastal city about one hour drive southwest from Naju).
other pilgrims from Mokpo, I arrived at the Blessed Motherís mountain at
about 3:30 p.m. We were told
that blood had come down and stained small rocks and the paved areas on
the Way of the Cross from the Seventh Station to the Thirteenth Station at
about 9:30 a.m. today. Much
amazed, we began the Stations of the Cross and saw blood stains on little
rocks and paved areas between the Seventh Station and the Thirteenth
At about 5:30
p.m., pilgrims were suddenly rushing to the Twelfth Station after hearing
Rufino Park shout, ďAh! It
is blood!Ē I followed them. I
saw a stain of freshly-shed blood on the paved area before a large rock.
While looking, I saw another drop of blood streaming down and
falling on the paved area with a splash.
At that moment, without even thinking, I knelt and burst into tears
from the bottom of my heart.
At that moment,
large drops of water fell from above on different spots on the paved area
at the Twelfth Station. I
thought that they probably were the Blessed Motherís tears.
There were more than 20 people witnessing this.
It was an event that was a turning point in my faith life.
The wounds in my heart which had been large stumbling blocks to me
and hard feelings which had always been in my heart were all melting away.
I deeply realized how precious all of my neighbors and myself were
and that all of us have been called to sanctity.
Also during every Mass I worship and love the Eucharist more
deeply. I am now leading a life of thanksgiving to the Lord
regardless of the circumstances, being deeply aware of the presence,
extreme love and infinite mercy of the Lord and the Blessed Mother. I really, really love you, the Blessed Mother of Naju!
thanksgiving, and worship to the Lord generation after generation, for all
Joongang Heights Apts., Bldg. #8, #804
Mokpo, Jeonnam Province
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