By Bro. Josefino Rona
Initial signal grace for the mission The Introductory Talk to all Leaders of the Charismatic Movement
-April 10, 1984-
The following day after the arrival of the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima at the Mission House on
April 9, 1984, I was invited to speak before the leaders of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement (CCRM) at the Quezon City CCRM Secretariat. The assembly of leaders wanted me to talk about the Blessed Mother and her message for the Filipinos.
But before leaving the Lord’s Leaven Mission House where I stayed three ladies came to fetch the Pilgrim Virgin replica. To my surprise the three of them had the same style and color of dress, the brown attire of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; yet these ladies did not make any prior arrangement as to what to wear nor did they make arrangement to come to the mission house together. To each of them I gave a pack of Mt. Carmel scapulars. Providentially, without our prior knowledge, the contents of the three packs of Mt. Carmel scapulars were just the number of attendees at the conference, no more, no less.
This was Our Lady’s first salvo of visitations in Luzon area; for after this conference, Our Lady started her unceasing visitations and pilgrimages to different communities, offices, parishes and dioceses, so that her messages for the coming years be heard by as many people as possible. She got invited by as many devotees throughout the country.
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