A Brief Tour of Maranatha Spring and Shrine
A Pictorial Tour of the Shrine
1. SORROWFUL MOTHER SHRINE AND LAKE OF TEARS
Our Lady: "My dear children, this will be known as THE LAKE OF TEARS, and many promises will bear fruit here. Manifest will be My grace. You do not see the fullness and the entirety of My plan, but much of it hinges on this humble little shrine that heaven has chosen for this site (Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine)." August 7, 1997
Our Lady comes as the Sorrowful Mother: "I invite you to understand that My victory will be one of love and of sorrow. My victory will come through tears for the many who will be lost. This is why, in these times, heaven holds an affinity for those who venerate My Dolors. This is why special and unusual graces will be given. The Shrine of your heavenly Mother's Sorrows will be a site of favor. The water coming into the Lake of Tears IS My Tears. This water will bring especial consolation to mothers who sorrow for their wayward children. For today, it is the good who suffer and the converted who are persecuted. I understand the pain of a mother's heart and I have requested this grace from My Beloved Son." September 8, 1997
"Continually, there are many angels in attendance with Me at this Lake of Tears. They are carrying petitions to heaven, as I desire. You will begin to see many images there. My affection and presence is always at Maranatha Spring, the Lake of Tears and the Holy Stations of the Cross. Indeed, I am present everywhere on this chosen property. I am praying with you and for you."
"At My shrine and around the world I weep copious tears for the unrepentant. Do not be among them." September 10, 1997
Blessed Mother is here as the Sorrowful Mother. She says: "Praise be Jesus. My dear children, I am with you tonight as never before and I invite you to understand the great need of My heart is for those who do not love. Please make it known that My consolation and My grace is attendant to the Lake of Tears, and that this is the way to peace and reconciliation of hearts in the world. Never before has such a grace been given." September 15, 1997, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
"No longer fear, or be anxious about, or seek anything in this world. I have come to you today bearing all truth to you. At My Lake of Tears I will alleviate the afflicted, make steadfast the wavering heart, and console the downtrodden. What more, then, do you need or desire? I am blessing you." September 16, 1997
"All these favors are offered to those who will come. Please ask the people to ask Jesus to forgive them any lack of love in their hearts as they approach the Spring and Lake of Tears." November 12, 1997
"My daughter, the course of My mission is going to change, for many will come to see the certain sign I left at the Lake of Tears last night. The face on My Image there will be viewed by many (not all) as alive and vibrant - flesh12 toned. This will be photographed; but when My children move close to the image it will appear as any statue; from a distance they will see My skin, which will draw them closer.
December 12, 1999
2. RECTORY COMPLEX AND ARBOR
My daughter, I am appearing here [above arbor] as My Son permits it. I desire the people come here every evening at 6:00 until the Sunday after the Feast of My Immaculate Heart. So then, My last apparition to you here [at the arbor*] will be the evening of My Feast Day, June 19 at 6:00 p.m. But the people will continue to photograph Me here."
"I desire the people know that war is the result of lack of love in hearts."
*Our Lady will continue Her midnight apparitions on the property at given dates. May 30, 2004 /Above the Arbor
Our Lady: "My dear little children, remember always My coming to you above this arbor. Remember how the arbor signifies the bridge of Holy Love between Heaven and earth that you must help Me construct. I am not leaving you, My children. I will always look down upon you at this grace-filled area. Make My Immaculate Heart your shrine for My Heart is always with you."
"I am blessing your hearts and your lives." June 19, 2004/ At the Arbor 6:00 p.m.
3. LAKE OF THE HOLY ANGELS
Our Lady: "I have come to confirm to you that around the Lake of Angels Jesus has ordained that one from each choir of angels still stand in attendance. Many graces will be given. Faith will be protected and Satan's snares will be revealed to souls. I am particularly happy and fond of this plan. I, Myself, will reign over this lake and many graces will be forthcoming." May 4, 1999
4. CHAPEL OF THE HOLY ANGELS
In this Chapel are found inspirational testimonials given by many pilgrims. Our Lady: "Allow Me to clarify the issue concerning the angels given on the property. Each one who comes to the property receives an angel who assists them in going deep into the Holy Love message. The soul that unites to the Will of God through Holy Love is already in the New Jerusalem and living in union with Divine Love. Thus it may be said that the Holy Love angel leads the soul into the New Jerusalem."
"A second angel is given to those who will be part of the remnant faithful. It is not necessary that those who are part of the remnant realize it now, or know that they have the angel of the remnant. They should just stay in the present moment."
"People should not be concerned about the name of their angel. They can choose any name. The angel will respond. But they should learn to call on the angels in times of need." September 18, 1998
5. ST. MICHAEL
St. Michael: "The time is coming when I will appear on the site and establish a respite of prayer for rebellious souls. There, parents of wayward children will find peace. Even the most reluctant souls will find their way back to the Heart of Jesus through petitions laid at My Feet in this most precious area of the property. Most of all, priests will find their way back to the true Tradition of Faith."
"Someone will step forward to establish this place of dedicated prayer once I reveal it to you."
"Because of your dedication to straying souls, God grants this." September 1, 2003
6. MARANATHA SPRING
Our Lady: "Joyfully, I reveal to you today that the waters of Maranatha are as the Lourdes of this continent. They are comparable in healing grace, both in body and soul. They are much like the cascade in Betania. Therefore, you can propagate it with much faith and hope." May 31, 1995
Our Lady: "The grace flowing from this spring [water] will cover a multitude of errors and bring peace wherever it is taken. None can prevail against the grace of My Heart." October 4, 1993
Our Lady: "The abundance of grace that will flow from My spring will reveal truths, heal, and bring peace. But no grace will be so great as the numbers who will find conversion." May 2, 1994
Our Lady: "When you answer My call to come to Maranatha Spring, you are also coming to the foot of the Cross. At Maranatha, the grace to accept Holy Love is readily dispensed, bringing the soul to also accept Divine Love, Divine Mercy, God's Divine Will, and the cross. All of these come together at Maranatha Spring, and pour out as grace upon those who allow themselves to be touched. So then, begin to comprehend the magnitude of My call to you." May 9, 1994
Jesus: "Earth is engaged in a battle - good against evil. The battle is lost and won in hearts. At Maranatha, through the grace of My Mother, I intend to uncover what lays hidden in hearts. I will awaken sleeping consciences. I will make known My mercy. I am preparing souls for My Second Coming. Alleluia!" May 11, 1994
Our Lady: "I come in praise of Jesus, My Lord, My God. My angel, I have come to remind you that I am drawing all people and all nations to this prayer site. I do not invite My children to just any farm or converted soybean field but to the site of My predilection. It is by the hand of grace My favor will rest upon those who respond to My invitation."
"Before My Son returns, each soul will be made to know his state before God. Many await anxiously this hour of enlightenment. But, My dear children, you do not need to wait. Come to My site of favor. Step onto the property. Taste of My Spring. Your consciences will be laid bare before you. All that impedes your journey of Holy Love will be shown you."
"This is a favor, given with such force and strength at this site: it remains unprecedented elsewhere. You may travel and search for such grace; but it is here, now. I invite confessors to come and restore souls to the state of grace. Earth, indeed, finds herself in a precarious position before the Hand of Justice. If we work together, we can reverse some of what lies ahead. Just as your prayers, My angel, mitigated certain disasters. I am with you, and I am blessing you." July 10, 1998
7. UNITED HEARTS SHRINE
Our Lady: "There are very many who will find My grace abundant there. It is so, for the grace of My Immaculate Heart has come to rest there. I desire that My children come to know the Field of the United Hearts as a place of My favor and a destination of pilgrimages. I will welcome all who come with My Blessing of Holy Love." February 14, 1996
Blessed Mother is here. Her face looks like the face on the new statue at the just-completed (today) United Hearts shrine. She says: "Praise be Jesus. Dear children, thank you for persevering and developing this shrine. Many will come here, and lives and hearts will be changed. Your efforts will not go unnoticed by Heaven. Those who assist you in any way in the development of this property will be under the protection of My mantle, and I will help them in their greatest trials and in their smallest needs." December 2, 1998
8. ST. JOSEPH LAKE
Our Lady: "St. Joseph is the model of husbands. He quietly led, protected, and guided. He was greatly respected in the community." June 4, 2000
9. ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA
Patron of Holy Love Ministries St. Pio: "Do not think Our Mother comes to you asking you to 'pray, pray, pray' because She wants to give you something to do like a homework assignment. She needs your prayers in order to reunite Heaven and earth." October 22, 1996
St. Pio: "Your mission is to prepare the world for Our Lord's Second Coming through Holy Love. You can only do this if you stop worrying about opposition – who believes or disbelieves. Just put the message out there. Some may just listen and go their way. But you will plant a seed of conviction. Then when they are made to see the state of their soul, they will remember." November 30, 1996
St. Pio has promised to give his priestly blessing to those who ask his intercession at his shrine.
10. STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Our Lady: "Those who recite the stations will find solace and healing. Much peace will be given in the station area. I will accompany those who pray the Way of the Cross there." November 12, 1997
Our Lady stated that the layout of the property, from the beginning of the property to the end, represents the soul's journey into holiness and the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary:
1. The soul is first drawn into My Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart [represented at the Lake of Tears and Sorrowful Mother Shrine] where he is purged of many of his most flagrant faults.
2. Then he travels along guided by the angel -- as is represented on the property by the Lake of Angels (in the shape of an angel's wing). He receives many graces to move deeper into My Heart and into Divine Love, the Heart of My Son. This is represented by Maranatha Spring on the property.
3. Finally, in conformity to the Divine Will of God, he arrives at the Field of Victory, Our United Hearts and the Triumph. Understand that every triumph and victory is surrounded by the Way of the Cross.
4. And thus you have the back of the property- the Stations of the Cross."
Entrance to the Stations of the Cross in the wooded area.
"I am leaving here My peace on this property to be felt always by those who come. Dear children, I am blessing you." (BVM, 3/12/96, Monthly Message excerpt)
At Maranatha Spring and Shrine, there are also outdoor shrines to St. Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Joseph, and St. Michael the Archangel. The grace-filled property is a not only beautiful, but a meaningful experience. Many pilgrims report a great sense of peace when they visit.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayer Center is also located on the property, where many prayer services take place. Here you will find statues of additional patron saints of the mission, including St. John Vianney and St. Therese the Little Flower.
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