So I've been sharing with a friend about preparation for the times ahead and she came to me today and told me the Holy Spirit told her to share her Blessed Grapes with me. This was completely new to me so I Googled them and this is what I came up with. Has anyone ever heard of the Grapes from San Damiano? I had heard about Padre Pio's account of the Three Days of Darkness, this seems a bit more detailed. It came up as St. Michael's Store. I thought it was particularly interesting regarding the hawthorne and the use of it during the sickness, a plague like thing. This is what Maria Esperanza of Betania spoke about also. Lee How to Prepare The concurrence has been that a sufficient supply of Blessed candles, holy water, blessed incense, oil, salt and grapes are kept in preparation as well as sufficient drinking water and food. Blankets and heavy clothing to endure the indescribable cold that will exist during the three days. Windows are to be covered prior to the Three Days in such a way as to prevent visualizing what is taking place outside. Doors and windows are to be locked and sealed. Some locutionists have suggested the medal-cross of St. Benedict be hung on all doors and also worn by all. outdoor animals (domesticated animals/pets) may be left outdoors with sufficient food and water to last the three days as they will be protected from harm by God the Eternal Father. What to Expect There are predicted two other occurrences, as additional and final warnings before the terror of the three-day darkness: THE GREAT WARNING A Prodigy during which time every soul will be shown exactly how they have offended God and to what extent. This will be a time of such intense personal suffering that many will wish to die, but no one will. It shall be an event that shall reveal to each soul his or her sins against God and the condition that the soul is in. THE GREAT MIRACLE A Miracle similar to that at Fatima, a great wonder to convince many, predicted to take place on the Feast Day of a young martyr of the Eucharist but not on a holy day of Our Lady. The miracle will last for about a quarter of an hour and will be visible from Garabandal, Spain, and the surrounding mountains. Our Holy Father will see it no matter where he is at the time. This miracle will take place on a date which will be announced eight days before. Afterwards, God will leave a sign in memory of it. It can be shown on TV for the whole world to see. THE CROSS IN THE SKY As late as 1965, the three days of darkness was spoken of again by a holy person in Europe: "The Divine fire and the fire of hell will arrive and last during the days of darkness indicated by all the saints. My luminous cross will appear in the sky, it will be the sign that the final events are close, and will remind all of My terrible passion, so that they will have time to reflect, for I shall not punish the world without previous announcement. All will have time to comprehend the significance of that cross in the sky, and everyone shall see it. All will know, even those who reject it, that this My cross will be the sign that a Redeemer came once to bring salvation and pardon. My cross will be honored as never before." When it occurs It is said that the "sign" shall occur in advance of the Three Days of Darkness so as to give the world sufficient time to finalize preparations for the Three Days. The faithful are instructed to pray constantly throughout the three days in order that they may be strengthened by God by maintaining close union with him through prayers. Those groups who have a priest among them shall pray before the Blessed Sacrament and receive communion. Those groups who do not are to offer prayers to Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament and receive communion spiritually. The 15 decades of the rosary, the chaplet of Divine Mercy, and unceasing prayers of faith, hope and love are to be offered. Frequent use of Holy water and blessed salt are also encouraged. Doors and windows should be sprinkled at doors and windows. During this period of 72 hours, no one is to open any doors or windows nor attempt to look out doors or windows. It is said that the devil will seek to deceive the righteous by mimicking and calling to those who are sheltered from outside in an attempt to lure the righteous out of shelter. _ What to do for protection As soon as you perceive the disturbed signs of the very cold night: Go inside, shut and lock all doors and windows, pull down the shades, keep the doors and windows well covered, go and stay away from doors and windows. Do not look out, do not go outside for any reason, and do not talk to anyone outside. Demons will imitate your loved ones' voice to entice to go outside and kill you. ANYONE WHO LOOKS OUT OR GOES OUT WILL DIE IMMEDIATELY! The wrath of God is holy and He does not want us to see it. LIGHT YOUR BLESSED CANDLES All will be black, and the only thing which will give light will be blessed wax candles; even these will not burn in the houses of the godless and scoffers. Once lit, nothing will put them out in the houses of the believers. Be sure to keep a supply of blessed wax candles in your homes - also - Holy Water to be sprinkled freely around the house, especially at doors and windows. Bless yourself and others with it. Drink it and anoint your senses with it (eyes, ears, nose, mouth) and hands, feet, and forehead. STORAGE OF FOOD Keep on hand a sufficient supply of food, water and blankets for those of your household and any visitors. Do not count on any utilities. Store food which will not perish or require fire to prepare. Also store water. Blessed grapes will also suffice for the Three Days as one grape shall be enough to sustain a person for entire day. DO NOT TAKE ANIMALS INTO YOUR HOME Take care of your animals by leaving enough food and water outside for them to last these days. God will preserve the property of the elect, including their animals. It is assumed that house pets may be kept inside. Animals which have been petted or cared for by a blessed person receive a certain protection. KNEEL DOWN BEFORE A CRUCIFIX AND PRAY INCESSANTLY Pray with outstretched arms, or prostrate on the floor, pleading for many souls to be saved. Make acts of contrition of faith, hope and love. Make acts of Spiritual Communion. Read spiritual books. PRAY THE ROSARY Meditate on its mysteries. You must think more of the Passion of Christ. CALL UPON GOD'S MERCY And call upon Our Blessed Mother for He has given these times into the care of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary (under that title). "No harm will come to those who are in the state of grace and seek My Mother's protection." INVOKE THE INTERCESSION OF SAINTS Call upon the Holy Trinity, Holy Mary, Saint Joseph, Saints Peter and Paul, Saint Therese (the Little Flower), Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Saint Conrad of Parzham, The Holy Angels, your own Guardian Angels, and Saint Michael the Archangel. The cry: "Who is like unto God?" (the motto of Saint Michael) will serve as a protection to many. Those who are caught traveling on the road and unable to get to shelter will die as martyrs and be taken to Heaven if they are in a state of grace and reconciliation with God the Eternal Father and Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Some children and others will be taken to Heaven beforehand, to spare them the horror of these days. "THOSE WHO DISREGARD THIS ADVICE WILL BE KILLED INSTANTLY" The three days of darkness have already been postponed several times by the increased prayers and the sacrifices of good people and through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother. Now they will no longer be delayed because sins have multiplied beyond measure. THEY WILL COME SOON, for in the merciful plan of God, this world must be purified of its sin. It is predicted that these Three Days of Darkness will come and no one will escape the terror of these days! "I will find them all," says Our Lord. Remedies Revealed to Marie-Julie Jahenny (1850-1941) for the "Time of Times" The Great Tribulations of the Apocalyptic Times (Translated from the French book: vol. 1: Veuillez-et-priez Car L'Heure Est Proche by Michel Servant, France; pp. 316-317) Following are some natural and supernatural remedies to use against the calamities that are menacing the world as revealed to Marie-Julie by our Lord and the Blessed Virgin. The calamities will begin by a REVOLUTION. THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS (May 27, 1880) ONLY BLESSED WAX CANDLES will give light. One such candle will suffice for each household during the three days of darkness. They will not give light in the homes of the impious and blasphemers. FATAL PLAGUES The one and only remedy to protect oneself: swallow a piece of very thin paper on which will be written: O JESUS, CONQUEROR OF DEATH, SAVE US. O Crux Ave. FOR ANIMALS One must put around their necks a St. Benedict medal. (Our Lady warned all people to wear St. Benedict medal --- Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers). DURING THE PERIOD OF THE GREAT CALAMITIES Recite the following prayer to the Holy Cross "I hail thee, I adore thee, I embrace thee, O, Adorable Cross of my Savior, protect us, keep us, save us. Jesus loved thee so much, by His example I love thee. By thy holy image calm my fears, I only feel peace and confidence." GREAT STORMS The following prayer to the Cross, revealed by Our Lord, to be recited: O Crux Ave, spes unica "Et Verbum caro factum est". O Jesus, Conqueror of death, save us. WARS AND REVOLUTIONS Our Lord revealed during an ecstacy: To dispel all fear and terror, you will touch your forehead with a holy picture or a medal of Mary Immaculate. Your spirit will remain calm. Your heart will not fear the approach of the terror of men. Your spirit will not experience the effects of My Great Justice. UNKNOWN DISEASES (Given during an ecstacy) A medal of My Divine Heart, a medal upon which is traced the Adorable Cross. You will steep into a glass of water the two images -- be it made of cardboard or metal. You will drink this water that is twice blessed and twice purified. One drop only in your food, one little drop, will suffice to drive away not the scourge, but the scourges of My justice. (The Miraculous Medal alone, fulfills the conditions required [the Editor]). You will give a drop of this water to the poor souls touched by the scourge of unknown diseases -- those which attack the heart, the spirit, the word. DIVERSE ILLNESSES You will use by means of infusion (steeping, brewing): The Herb of St. John ( Glechoma hederacea) (outdoor climbing ivy, on trees), especially in critical conditions and for the pains of the chest and violent headaches; The Hawthorn (Craetagus oxyacantha), for use in cholera (which will be frequent and widespread) [see below for the precise method to be applied as indicated by the Holy Virgin]; For unknown fevers: the humble VIOLET (Viola odorata), perfume and virtue of humility, will be effective. EPIDEMICS or EPIZOOTICS (May 14, 1880) The Lord gives to the great St. Benedict the power to alleviate the great calamity. A respectful procession of the statute, made without any fear or dread, may arrest this calamity. EARTHLY AND CELESTIAL FIRE (February 23, 1938) The Sacred Heart of Jesus: The heat will be terrible... a sign of the Cross made with holy water will diminish the heat and drive away the sparks. You will kiss five times small indulgenced crosses... small crosses applied to the five wounds of Jesus Crucified on a holy image. For such protection may benefit souls, poor sinners, invoking My Immaculate Mother, Mother of Salvation, Refuge and Reconciliation of sinners. OBJECTS OF PROTECTION The Holy Virgin: "Always have ready and at hand your objects of protection: your blessed wax candles, your medals, your pictures and holy objects from which flow all blessings." The Holy Virgin says (April 15, 1900): "My little children, it is faith, it is confidence, the most beautiful of all prayer which obtains the most." PLACES OF REFUGE Revelation of the Divine Heart of Jesus to Marie-Julie: "My loved ones, there are three places of refuge (for the time of tribulations): My Divine Heart, My Divine Cross, and My Beloved Immaculate Mother." St. Anne said the same things to Marie-Julie on July 26, 1923: "You have several places of refuge at the moment of chastisement: that of the Cross, the Adorable Divine Heart, and the Virginal Heart of my Immaculate Daughter." THE MODE OF USING HAWTHORN As given by our Blesssed Mother on August 5, 1880: "There will be a grave illness which human science will not be able to alleviate. This illness will attack firstly the heart, then the spirit, and at the same time, the tongue. It will be horrible. The heat accompanying it will be a devouring fire insupportable and so intense that the members of the body affected will be red -- an unendurable fiery red. At the end of seven days this disease, sown like a seed in the field (incubation period) will spread everywhere rapidly and make great progress." "My children, here is the ONLY remedy which could save you. You are familiar with the Hawthorn which grows practically in all hedges. The leaves of the Hawthorn, not the wood, can arrest the progress of this disease." "You will gather the leaves, not the wood. Even dry, they will keep their efficacy. You will put them into boiling water and leave them there for 14 minutes, covering the receptacle so that the steam remains therein. At the onset of this disease, one must use this remedy three times a day." "This disease will produce a continual vomiting and nausea. If the remedy is taken too late, the part of the body affected will become black and in the black there will be seen a sort of pale, yellow streak." Miraculous Sustaining Grapes The Miraculous Sustaining Grapes were given by Our Lady to Mama Rosa Quantrini, in San Damiano, Italy. These grapes will sustain the people of Faith during the time of the Antichrist, wars, famine, droughts, calamities, plagues and illness. Pray and ask your Guardian Angel and favorite Saints to help. THEY DO AND WILL!! Instructions have been given by Heaven that we are to make the Sign of the Cross over EVERYTHING we eat, drink and cook from now on. We have also been instructed to have all the preparations for the GREAT COLD completed by October 1 , 1987 , but we were not told when it would start. Where it will occur The "Three Days" will be a world-wide event. There will be no place on earth that is not effected except those places in which the righteous have taken shelter. Is this the "Last Judgement"? No. No one knows the time or the date when Our Lord will return to reclaim the Church and His people. Neither does anyone know when the Three Darkeness will occur. Just as Our Lord spoke of the end times in Sacred Scripture and said that no one but the Father knows the day or the hour but that we are to "watch and pray" and see the signs that say that the end is drawing near. The book of Revelations, as well, speaks of the events of the end times. This is not the "end times" nor the "last judgement". It is, however, a "final warning" to the world that God, though slow to anger and quick in kindness, is also merciful and just. That the world is given a chance to choose between Heaven and Hell speaks of God's mercy. That the world is chastised and purified speaks of God's justice. The Aftermath A time of peace will exist after the Three Days of Darkness. The devil shall be consigned back to Hell along with all the souls which he claimed during the Three Days of Darkness. A "new world order" will exist in which the Church shall flourish and will be a means of healing and renewal in those who remain after the Three Days of Darkness. The world will be at peace and enjoy the love of God and the grace of renewal in the faith. _ After the three days of chastisement are over, there will be no ungodly persons left, the godless will be annihilated. Seventy-five percent of humanity will be destroyed, more men than women. Everyone left on earth will believe in God with all their hearts. The devastation will be astonishingly great, but the earth will be purified. The spiritual fervor of the early Christians will return, but there will be so few men left on earth. When all seems lost, then in a twinkling all will be saved, the sun will shine again and it will be as springtime, all fair and beautiful. The Holy Angels will descend from Heaven and spread the spirit of peace over the earth, and the just will be able to start life anew. Some nations will disappear entirely, and the face of the earth will be changed. There will be no more big business, huge factories and assembly lines which will sap men's souls and moralities. People will return to the land. Our Holy Church will rise again, and religious communities will flower. A feeling of immeasurable gratitude will possess the hearts of those who survive this terrible ordeal and, upon the return of light, all should kneel down immediately and give thanks to the Holy Trinity for their protection, and Bless God. Then will follow the era of peace as promised by the Blessed Virgin at Fatima. The Duty of Priests and Religious It stands to reason that the duty of priests, clerics and religious prior to the Three Days of Darkness is to make the people of God aware of the impending event. They shall instruct by word and by example that the faithful will be consoled and strengthened in the knowledge that those whom God has chosen and prepared for the Three Days of Darkness shall not perish and will be preserved from harm. Priests should make themselves available to the faithful for Confession and should celebrate the Mass daily in reparation to God the Eternal Father as well as that the laity may benefit from reception of the sacraments. Clerics (Deacons, sub-deacons, and those in minor orders) should as well teach by word and example and exhort the people to remain steadfast in the faith and support the work of the priests in sharing in the ministry to God's people. Religious shall be looked to for guidance and reassurance of God's mercy to His people. Religious should return to the wearing of their Religious Habit as this is an outward sign of their commitment to God and God's assurance of grace and help to His people. After the Three Days of Darkness, God's people will look to priests, clerics and Religious for spiritual nourishment. Priests shall be charged with the responsibility and duty of offering the Mass and sacraments. Clerics and Religious will be looked to for encouragement, teaching, stability and comfort. The people of God will have been renewed by the experience of the Three Days of Darkness and will look to the Church and its Clergy and Religious to guide the Church in sound faith, belief and practice.