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visionary Pedro Regis
BACKGROUND Messages from Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Anguera, Bahia, Brazil
THE LOCATION OF APPARITIONS
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A hand-drawn map is omitted here, and can be found (“Mapa”) at the current Pedro Regis Brazil website – http://www.pedroregis.com/mensagens_ing.php (ENGLISH) (SOURCE [3A]), AND http://www.pedroregis.com/mensagens_por.php (PORTUGUESE) (SOURCE [3B]). [This first “Location” section alone was not a .pdf format file downloaded from Source , and the English text for this section has been manually retyped from the original downloaded .jpg printout. The Source  website containing this English text disappeared late November, 2009, with the rest of Source  postings, as explained in SOURCES. Currently (1st Quarter, 2010) Source [3A] and Source [3B] post only the Portuguese original of the following English translation.] The small town of Anguera would continue as another one invisible spot in the map if were not for the miraculous phenomenon that has been occurring there for over a decade: the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At a first time, one may think: How can the MOTHER OF GOD appear at such a place? A place totally deprived of any comforts, such a faraway, simple and humble place that if it were not for the road signs indicating the location there was nothing else that could identify that farm as a holy territory. Reflecting on the simplicity of Anguera we recall the first apparitions of the Virgin at Lourdes, France in the past century. One of the elements of greater disbelief among the “enlightened” news reporters and clergy of that time was the fact that how could the Mother of the Church appear to a semi-illiterate young girl at the crevice of a rock, close to which there was a waste disposal site. The same as occurred in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 at a place that we could properly relate to Anguera, a faraway pastoral region, which enjoyed no historical merits that could make of the small town of Fatima a location that deserved a minimum of public attention. According to the Virgin Herself “God had sent Her to that place to be with His sons and warn the world to great dangers”. As we reach Anguera, we can easily feel in the air the presence of God’s love, which is manifested in the simplicity and peace inspired by that typical hinterland landscape; amidst the silence and contemplation we may reflect on our own conduct at the light of the Gospel that takes place there before our eyes, a preparation to the second Pentecost. Being in Anguera is to receive uncountable graces; is converting or reconverting. And it is in the communion with so many other pilgrims from all social classes that we notice that we are really in another sanctuary God gave His sons. Arriving in Brazil, it is not difficult to reach Anguera coming from any other part of the country. The city nearest to the location of apparitions, little more than 30 KM away, is Feira de Santana, the second largest city of the State of Bahia and the obligatory roadway passage from any Northern/Northeastern part of Brazil, being 110 KM away from Salvador.
2 MALHADA NOVA FARM, the location of apparitions, in spite of the altruistic material efforts made by Pedro Regis’ family, offers almost no comforts but a few rest rooms, a canteen and a small dormitory, in addition to the pasture used as parking lot for buses. Better lodgment can be found in Feira de Santana, where there are several inns for lodging and you can have meals in various good restaurants. Apparitions always take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, around 8:30 p.m. However, praying and reflection times start much earlier, around 3:00 p.m. As practicable, the visionary welcomes in person all of the pilgrims, who are of the most varied ages and from all social classes, coming from all parts of Brazil and from other nations, never failing to offer his words of hope and comfort. For those who seek a meeting with Jesus, there is no way to leave Anguera without taking back with them a unique experience of faith. For further information: ASSOCIACAO NOSSA SENHORA DE ANGUERA (OUR LADY OF ANGUERA ASSOCIATION) SANTUARIO RAINHA DA PAZ CAIXA POSTAL 60 44001-970 FEIRA DE SANTANA, BA Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2007 09:18 INTRODUCTION, Source  In Angüera, hinterlands of the state of Bahia, Brazil, undeniably the greatest Marian Apparitions of the history of humanity have occurred. Greatest in the sense that the apparitions are the most frequent and the richest ones for the messages dictated directly by the Blessed Virgin Mary to a visionary, Pedro Régis; greatest also for their fruits: Conversions, miracles, vocations to Roman Catholic priesthood and vocations to religious life, in addition to countless graces reported by devotees and pilgrims that head towards that farm by the thousands. The messages dictated by the Virgin in Angüera present a style of speech common to all of the messages given in the past or these days in several parts of the world. Throughout the 13 years of apparitions, over 1,800 messages have been given, calling people to conversion and urging Christians to be loyal to the Church and to the frequency of sacraments. She makes urgent and almost desperate appeals for conversion of the humanity. Not few are the messages in which She declares: “Tell everybody that this is the time of grace”; “Tell everybody that I urgently need their YES”; “A great punishment is to come if you do not convert”. Whilst She also offers comfort: “Trust, My Jesus is with thee”; “Get protection in My Immaculate Heart”; “Ahead, with faith and trust”. A rather intriguing fact is that the Our Lady's Messages in Angüera are ended with the expression: “This is the message I give you today in behalf of the Most Holy Trinity”. This reveals the saving role played by the Blessed Virgin Mary in this last century. The Woman Clothed with the Sun, the Full of Grace is equally in these communications the carrier of a message that comes directly from the core and from the mystery of God Himself. It is worth stating that the messages of Angüera do not add anything new to what has already been revealed in the Scriptures, but they confirm that very revelation. This places them in a condition of conformity to the holy teachings of the Church. The messages encompass in their contents the great love of
3 God for His sons and how deeply He wants to protect them from the infernal 'slaughterhouse' of souls to where, every single minute, many careless souls head towards. Angüera, throughout these past years, has undeniably become the great “Confessionary of Brazil”. There, the evangelical ideal of conversion and reconciliation can be seen in its utmost expression. Thousands pilgrims head towards there, confess their sins, pray, meditate, give their thanks and ask for graces, all that marked by a truthful spirit of religiosity and devotion, of calmness and balance, with no vestige of any fanaticism, and above all, in a perfect spirit of communion with the Church. All these elements make of Angüera the holy ground for everyone who seeks a live and pulsing sign of the presence of the Most High. For now, even amidst difficulties, it is still time to convert. Repeating the Biblical prophetism, today we have Mary as the herald of the glorious coming of Jesus. HOW EVERYTHING BEGAN, Source  The love of God for each one of us has been shown in several manners, and today, we are called to be thankful to our Heavenly Father, Who, untiringly, wants our salvation at all costs, and one of the manners He has chosen so that we could convert ourselves was sending His Holy Mother to show us once again the path that leads us to salvation. It is Our Lady Queen of Peace that has been appearing in Angüera, Bahia, to bring us messages of peace, love and conversion. It is the Mother of the poor, the weak, the humble and of those that strayed too far from the faith. At every single day, our spiritual poverty tends to get bigger and bigger and Mary comes to fill us up with the love of God, comes to relieve our sufferings and to take us to go to meet The One who is everything to us. We cannot fail to recognize the magnitude of the love God has been revealing to us by means of this great grace that has been occurring in Bahia. Since 1987, Our Lady, by consent of God, is appearing to a young man called Pedro Régis, in Malhada Nova Farm, municipality of Angüera/BA. Certainly, these are years of countless inner transformations, years of miscellaneous changes in the hearts of those who seek the divine messages transmitted at that place, years of countless blessings and many graces Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is pouring at that holy place, at that 'little bit of Heaven'. And it is with great joy that, here, I briefly report how everything began and continues occurring to date. Let's learn a little bit more about the visionary: Pedro Régis is the kind of person, who, for his physical and personal traits, would hardly be noticed in a larger group as someone who receives and transmits heroically, before all kinds of difficulties, the messages of the Mother of God to the world. He grew up as a humble peasant in a small farm in the hinterlands of Bahia, at a place that, if were not for the manifestation of Mary, would be one more sleepy and forgotten city of the hinterlands of Bahia. He attended the Teaching Formation Course in Anguera. Son of Mr. Jonas and Mrs. Amália, people that enjoy utmost reliability in the community, he has 14 brothers. They are simple, friendly and welcoming people, who willingly talk to everyone who goes up there, exercising thus a true apostleship with their son Pedro for their love for Our Lady. They live on the culture of bean, corn and manioc. Their lives have changed a lot from the beginning of apparitions. They pray the Rosary every day, fast on Fridays on bread and water and try to follow with faith the path of Christ, in addition to all that, they have let go a life of familiar privacy and calmness, since that few are the days when there are no pilgrims in the farm and their house has become a sheltering place, due to the lack of material comfort of the place. It is very touching to see that humble house totally open to everyone, all the time. Pedro's life has always been an ordinary life just like that of any other person, except for the fact that when he was 14 years old, he saw in a dream the Child Jesus (this dream will be confirmed later on by Our Lady) but unless for that nothing else extraordinary has happened, and that dream was construed as just one more dream, in spite of its sublime contents. Having no health problems, when he was 17 years, one year before the beginning of the apparitions, Pedro started suffering from faints every single day. Taken to several physicians in the search for the diagnosis, nothing abnormal was verified, however, the mysterious disease went on. On September 29, 1987, day of the Holy Angels, three months after he turned 18 years old, he was coming back from school accompanied by a classmate, Celestino Cruz, when
4 he felt his powers fading away and looking for support on the floor he suspected that he would faint and he passed out over an ants' nest near his house. While Celestino, frightened, ran towards Pedro's house asking for help, a beautiful young lady dressed in a bright white dress, wearing something that suggested to Pedro to be a dress of a nun, took him in Her arms without any stress and stood him up: "I will take you away from ants". Pedro was delighted at the vision and he could feel inside a joy as he had never felt. Suddenly, She disappeared. Being somewhat bewildered by the occurrence, Pedro passed out once again. Few minutes after, the family found him lying at the entrance hall of the School Capitão Domingo Marques, close to the location where he fell down, having his belongings carefully arranged beside him, i.e., his hat and the books. Which hat is, to date, carefully kept by his mother, Mrs. Amália. After being taken home, Pedro remained unconscious for two hours and when he woke up, he asked about the nun that had taken him away from the ants' nest, despite the sublimity of the vision, he woke up very bewildered and searching for logic in what he had seen, as he thought that the young lady was a nun, daughter of one neighbor. Everybody thought it was weird, as there was no one around there. The fact did not deserve any further attention, since that everybody thought that Pedro was having a delirium. On the following day, Pedro went to the city of Feira de Santana, the main city of the region, to submit himself to examinations of Cardiology, Neurology and Psychiatry, which revealed that there was nothing abnormal with him. However, the mystery and anguish remained. On October 1st, that same year, Pedro was in his bedroom talking to two of his sisters, when he felt the same symptoms of faints and then he remained unconscious for a while. When he woke up, he saw the young lady who had helped him and introduced Her to his sisters, who, in astonishment, could see nothing. She asked to Pedro if his sisters should leave them alone for a while. The two girls, still bewildered, left the room, but they remained looking through the loophole of the door and saw Pedro talking to someone, having his eyes fixed at one spot of the room, emitting no sound. She advised him to contact the first priest he could think of, and such priest would help him. She has also asked him that his family should say the rosary every day and told him a secret. Pedro called his sisters back, who looked at him in a rather surprising manner, and told them that the lady dressed as a nun was there. One of his sisters feeling an awkward impulse said then: "The Lady who is here is Our Lady", Pedro told her that the young lady promised She would be back and then She disappeared. [A Portuguese paragraph here, duplicating the following English paragraph below, has been omitted.] Pedro asked his family to call Father Hermenegildo de Castorano from the municipality of São Gonçalo, for being this priest the one that Our Lady indicated in his thoughts. Pedro had a secret to tell him (Pedro did not know the priest in person, he only knew his name because of the mass he celebrated through the radio). He was not called right after. The meeting with Father Hermenegildo, who supported him a lot and was his spiritual director, only happened a little after, when Pedro in person went after him and for his surprise, when he had just finished reporting to the priest everything that had been happening to him and the secret that he was told, the father, after reflecting for some while, with his head down, tapping on Pedro's shoulder, repeated what Our Lady had said that he would say: "My son, I will help you". On October 3, 1987, around 6 p.m., Pedro and his family were saying the rosary when he heard a voice calling him to the outside of his house. He asked to one of his sisters to go see who it was, one of them going out to the hall did not see anyone, however, Pedro continued listening to the call in a clearer and clearer manner. Then, he recognized the voice of the lady, decided to go to the outside and saw, in astonishment, close to the spring (50 meters away from his house), a great light in the form of an arch, and impelled by a “power” he headed towards the place. His mother and sisters desperately tried to stop him, as it was already dark and they feared that he would throw himself into the water, considering his feeble health and the strange dazzle look he had on his face, they thought that he was going crazy. However, his sister Valdeci saw a long beam of light coming down from the sky and falling upon the place Pedro was heading towards, seeing that, equally in dazzle, she asked her mother and sister to let him go. Pedro went ahead, being closely followed by his relatives until he stopped before a slope, then, his relatives started observing him.
5 Pedro stopped before the light, he fell at once on his knees and stared at a high spot. He saw, wrapped up in light, as if She were clothed with the sun, the same young lady of the other two times that insisted that everybody should keep up praying. She told him to tell the people what was going on, and from that day on, he would be cured from dismays, and that his disease had been a preparation for the apparitions, and she also said: "Do not be afraid, I am the Mother of Jesus. I am here because I need you to help My poor children that need My Help." Then, smiling, She faded away. Pedro was not afraid, but to make sure that he was not going crazy and that She was saying the truth, he has always sought the help and guidance of Father Hermenegildo until he was sure that She was the Mother of Jesus. From that moment on, the apparitions have been occurring on that slope, where She asked that a Cross should be builtup. On February 10, 1989, Pedro had a paralysis on his legs and fell sick abed, being incapable of moving around. The physicians have examined him and could not find a diagnosis for the case. It is worth noting that right in the beginning of the apparitions, several hindering situations occurred in order to render the spreading of messages unfeasible. Little more than one week after, Pedro Régis received once again the grace of cure. (Message 137). (See Message 136 also.) But the hindrances did not stop. On July 14, 1989, Pedro got down from the bus, on his way back from school, and he saw two men of a suspicious look approaching him and asking him if he was the Pedro who saw the Virgin. After his affirming answer, Pedro saw the two man drew (?draw?) out fire (??loaded??) guns and shoot against (?at?) him, while they said: "I want to see what She can do for you now". The bullets did not reach Pedro, who saw the two men escaping and shouting "Look there! Look there!", and no one has never known for sure what actually happened. Pedro only recalled that Our Lady had advised him two months before that some people were planning to kill him, but he should not be afraid because She would protect him, and the murderers would be frightened, which really happened. Nobody knows for sure the reason of this attempted murder, however, the messages of the Virgin have always caused disturbance wherever they are manifested, especially when the sin is also related to selfishness, and accordingly, some kinds of power... Pedro's first spiritual director was Father Gerard Laflamme, that was the parish in Anguera and has already gone back to his home country, Canada, from where he accompanies the occurrences here and receives all the messages. Today, as determined by Our Lady, Father Hermenegildo de Castorano is Pedro's spiritual director, who has already taken in person to the Pope, in Vatican, many messages and a letter from Pedro. At first, the apparitions occurred only on Saturdays, then, they started occurring also on Tuesdays, and later on, a third apparition started occurring, on any day of the week, to Pedro only. The 9:00 p.m. on such days is the moment awaited by many pilgrims who go there by bus, trucks, private cars, horses and even on foot. Our Lady also appears on the anniversaries of the apparitions and commemorative Marian feasts. The current Bishop of the Diocese of Feira de Santana, Don Silvério Albuquerque, received Pedro for a talk and asked Pedro to let (?keep?) him informed on the contents of the messages received. The Church is prudent and cautions as regards the occurrences in Anguera, just like it has done for Fátima, Lourdes and all the other cases similar to this, which, for its most part, took years to be recognized. Only after studies and researches conducted by a committee (which has already been organized by the responsible Bishop, Don Silvério de Albuquerque from Feira de Santana) the committee may render a final opinion, which is not expected to be soon, but this has not been the focus of the pastoral activity in Anguera. The most important of all is the figure the occurrences has been taking and the fruits resulting therefrom, i.e., countless conversions, cures, graces, return to the faith by spiritualists and masons. "By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit." (MT. 7, 16-18). As mentioned by Don Silvério himself, miracles are not necessary for one to believe in Our Lady, the miracles and phenomena are nothing else but the manifestation of the grace of God that produces the good in everything. Your reading of this text is undoubtedly a manifestation of the grace of God.
Our Lady says that She does not have the power to make miracles, only Her Son, Jesus can do it. She intercedes with Him. She asks Him for each one of us. So far, there are over 1,800 messages our Heavenly Mother has come, with love and concern, to transmit (?to?) us by means of Pedro, so that men have one more chance for conversion. She asks for our conversion with urgency. And what is a conversion? It is when we start, little-by-little, to feed more and more the soul with a lot of faith in God, endeavoring to apply the teachings of Jesus in our lives, in our conducts, in harmony with us, with our fellow man and with the nature surrounding us. “Love your neighbor as yourself." Love our enemy. Do good to everyone, with no distinctions. Forgive everyone with no requirements and interests, as many times as required. Do not judge anyone. We are not judges. It is difficult, but if we persevere in the way of Christ, with Christ, we will be able to. We are fallible for our sin, but we are equally perfectible when we put our trust in the Lord. And we should not be discouraged, even before suffering and the difficulties, Our Lady says to us that we are not alone, many times the ordeals are great graces in our lives, because they make us sympathetic to the cross of Christ. The apparitions are now a daily routine in Pedro's life. Around 8:30h p.m., he tells to those present the history of the beginning of the apparitions, addresses a social or religious theme at the light of the Church's doctrine and says the rosary with those present, at the end of the Hail, Holy Queen he falls down on his knees, always with the rosary in his hands and staring fixedly to the sky. Our Lady appears to Pedro as a dark-haired young lady, around Her (?) 20 years old, whose eyes are as blue as the sky. Her skin color, he does not know how to describe it, as he states that he has never seen anything similar on earth. She is of an extreme beauty, speaking in a sweet and soft voice at every gesture, extremely humble and full of love when speaking, according to him, it is an indescribable experience. Most of the time She is dressed in white, sometimes wearing a blue mantle, always barefoot and hovering 30cm over the floor, in front of the cross where the faithful lay flowers. Embraced by an intense light, She looks at everyone, sometimes She stares at some people, gesticulating softly, while she speaks a beautiful Portuguese. She always has her hands joined and raised to Her breast. The message She transmits is rapidly written down by Pedro on official paper sheets over a small plank, in hardly readable scribbles. At the time of the Apparition, he says that he does not see or listen to anyone, nor feels hot or cold. Our Lady blesses everybody present and the objects (rosaries, water, candles, medals, images, etc.) that are placed near the cross or that are presented Her when Pedro raises the rosary he has in his hands. Right after the apparition, he stands up and reads the message out to everyone. The most intriguing of Anguera is the healthy manner (?in which?) they try to live the Gospel and disclose the messages of the Virgin with no trace of fanaticism. Few are the places in the world that have such a tranquil and pacific atmosphere as that of Anguera, which, in its 13 years of existence, has become one of the greatest locations of pilgrimage in Northeastern Brazil and one of the most impressive phenomena of faith of the human kind. Brazil is to receive a great blessing since that spring season of 1987 by means of these apparitions that, according to Virgin Mary Herself, will be the last ones on this earth. The most important of all in Anguera is not the attempt to see the Virgin, but it is the fact of being seen by Her, who has attracted many people to that holy place, which for its poverty and humbleness, is touching for the countless graces given. Believing in the apparitions of Anguera or in any other apparition of the Virgin Mary is not a dogma of faith, i.e., in spite of the fact that it is part of the universal treasuries of faith, it is not necessary to believe that such apparitions occur for one to get the salvation. However, by the fruits one recognizes the good tree, and so far, these good fruits are uncountable in Anguera. MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES, Source 
7 Several mystical experiences have happened and are still happening, which experiences have been many times seriously addressed by visionary Pedro Régis, many times with secrecy in order to prevent an unwanted fanaticism from taking place and even to prevent Pedro himself from being seen in a way he does not want to, neither a saint nor a crazy man. To date, Pedro is still somewhat reluctant to report them, so that if it were not for a good deal of insistence, he would not raise them. We consider that such a behavior is in part caused by the uncountable humiliations he has suffered and still suffers by virtue of his apostleship; in addition to the hostile way he is treated by unbelievers and believers of all denominations, including the catholic denomination, estrangement on the part of old friends and persecution by the usual adversaries of the faith. We may infer that (?while?) “seeing” the Virgin may be even “easy”, carrying or disclosing Her message to the public is very difficult indeed. Thus, it is clear that this work would not exist by human hands, being conducted by the Holy Virgin, as we see the countless difficulties for its promotion, we may be sure that we are amidst a true war against Satan for the promotion and salvation of men. Below are featured some experiences reported by the visionary himself, and the three last experiences are transcriptions of other reports of mystical experiences Pedro has had. Here they are: “What I am going to report now are some facts that happened in my life and some of them I had never reported before, in spite of being not secrets. When these facts happened, I could not understand the reason for it all, but now, I know that what I have listened to and what I have seen was to the glory of God and salvation of the souls.” THE VISION OF HELL “On November 07, 1987, Saturday, I was given a vision that caused me considerable anguish: Our Lady appeared sorrowful and gave me one message in which She addressed the importance of forgiveness and She said that She begged men not to commit any sins, as Her Immaculate Heart was in suffering for ingratitude committed by men. After giving the message (Refer to the message in book Apelos Urgentes vol I) (Message 4) Our Lady told me to stand up and She led me up to the higher side of the place. When I got there, She told me to look down, and when I did, I saw something just like a sea of fire. It seemed to me that I was floating above it, as my impression was that I had that vision from a very high place. I saw a large number of people moving about in great despair among the fire blazes, at certain times, volcanic lavas came out. At that time, I felt a deep sadness overwhelming my soul, and before Our Lady saying anything, I knew that I had been given a vision of hell. I saw in those souls such a great despair I could never think of. I heard voices and I saw them raising their hands out in despair, asking for help. I could not identify anyone specific, but there was such a great sadness that only by seeing all that I felt inside something very bad. My body was shaking before such a vision, and for a couple of seconds, I recalled all errors I had committed in the past. At that time, I saw souls begging for a help that would never come. I do not know how to put it right, but in my mind it was as if a film of my life were displayed, showing the wrong things I have done. Things happened very fast, but the time was enough for me to see that the souls of those doomed to hell, to feel eternal despair. The truth is that God is talking seriously. I do not know if you understand me, but this has happened. For days I kept thinking about that vision and then I could understand better the reason why Our Lady has been appearing. I saw in the face of the Virgin such a deep sadness and inside me I could feel a great regret, because I knew that the Virgin was sad because of the souls that get lost in bigger and bigger numbers and because of our sins. People ask me: Why God allows that souls fall headlong into hell? And my answer is always that God does not want His children to be doomed to hell. God wants all men to know the truth and to be saved, but He also wants the man to use freedom properly. Most of the people live away from the Creator, and for this reason, they are digging their own eternal grave, which is hell. Today, many live a sinful life, they only care about wealth, vanity, power and forget all about God. They spend their whole lives committing deadly sins; they do not pray any longer; they do not care about the sacraments; they think that everything is normal and they end up being eternally doomed at last. In Jesus, the Father has shown us the way to salvation. If we use our freedom improperly and if we do not want this Way that is Jesus, certainly we are not going to Heaven. And how can one blame God for that? Lord has done and continues doing His part: He has sent His only Child to save us, He has founded His Church (Mt 16,18) leaving in it sacraments fundamental to our salvation, and now, He sends His Mother and our Mother, Blessed Virgin Mary, to warn us. I always say that if we were loyal to Jesus, Our Lady would not have to come, but if She is coming, we should take that seriously. That God be praised and the demon enchained forever.
8 Pedro Regis Alves VISION OF HEAVEN In November 1987, Our Lady showed me heaven. The vision was like a balsam to me. The Virgin asked me to look towards the water reservoir beside the cross where She appears to me. When I look I saw a great multitude of people, I could not tell if they were thousands or millions, walking towards a great throne. The place was full of light, but the light coming from the great throne drew my attention. It was something spectacular. The throne was of the tallest height and surrounded by angels. I was sure that it was right there where Jesus was, in spite of not seeing Him, but I could feel in my heart that it was right there that God was. At that time, I felt an overwhelming peace in my heart and I would like the vision to last for a long time, as I felt extremely good seeing such a beauty. The clothing of those who were there was so bright that I believe that there is not such a whiteness in the world. People embraced one another in happiness and I saw that there was also a great garden. People were so happy that nothing in this world could be compared to their happiness. I did not see any entrance or exit door. It was as if I were seeing the scenes from the inside. It was really a pleasing vision that I will never forget. Before the throne I saw the people down on their knees, in spite of having not heard, I felt their singing, sometimes they remained silent, looking towards the great throne, certainly contemplating the Lord Almighty. The faces of all of them, I shall repeat, resembled an intense happiness. A few minutes or seconds thereafter, I do not know for sure, that heavenly vision faded away, and inside me, I missed it badly. Our Lady told me that it was that what God has prepared to (?for?) His children. The human eyes have never totally seen it and no man has never tried (?ever experienced?) it. She told me that She wants everyone to change his mode of living, so that one day we all can be with Her and with Jesus in eternity. Before all I could see, I could better understand the words of Jesus, when He said: “In My Father's house are many rooms.” (Jo 14,2). Jesus meant that there is a place for everyone and it is for this reason Our Lady has asked us to change our modes of living, since that if we do not convert ourselves, we will not go to Heaven. I could never think that someday I would see such a beauty. That it all be to the honor and glory of Jesus and of His Holy Mother Mary. Pedro Regis Alves I SAW JESUS SAT ON A GREAT THRONE In October 1998, I went to Maceió to visit our prayer group: The Queen of Peace. At that time I was eager to talk to the group members and to pray with them. In accordance with our arrangements, we met in a church at the Monastery of the Sisters. The sisters displayed the Consecrated Host so that we could adore Jesus. We remained silent for some time, meditating and contemplating the presence of Jesus in Eucharist. We sang some joyful songs and after one hour of praying, to finish that time, we decided to say the rosary, as Our Lady asks us. What I am going to tell you now has happened right in the beginning of the rosary saying. I was saying the rosary down on my knees before the Consecrated Host, when suddenly I saw many rays of light stemming from the monstrance towards the church's ceiling. At that time, I thought that everybody around me had seen that, but when I looked around, I saw that they were praying normally. When I looked back again I saw something extraordinary that I will never forget. I saw Jesus sat (?seated?) on a grand throne, very happy and surrounded by a great multitude of angels and saints adoring Him. The joy of everyone was so great that in spite of my thinking that I am not worthy, I felt like being there among them. I felt that sometimes they remained silent contemplating Jesus, and in other times, they sang, but all of them transmitted a love that we may only find in Jesus. In spite of being sat down (?seated?), I could notice that Jesus was tall. His hair fell to the sides, He had a beard, and His face was of a beauty the human being could never imagine. His look was pitiful, full of sympathy. He looked at me and said nothing. I felt in my heart, at that time, such a great happiness and peace that few were the times I had felt such a thing in my life, and those few times were times just like this one I am reporting now, as during my whole life I had never lived times of such happiness. I
9 thought that I was not worthy of seeing that scene and then I shut my eyes not to see, however, even having my eyes shut I continued seeing it all. I have done everything I could to prevent people from noticing anything. We went on saying the rosary, but during the entire prayer, Jesus was there, sat (? seated?) on a throne surrounded by angels and saints. Inside me I told Jesus: “Lord, I believe in You. I do not need to see anything. I am not worthy of such a blessing.” Even though, the scene went on and I could contemplate all that magnitude of Lord, in spite of being not worthy of it. At a given time I heard a female voice, which soon I could tell that was Our Lady's voice, who told me “Write.” I only heard the voice of Our Lady, but I did not see Her. Immediately I responded to the Virgin's request and I started writing on a notebook that was by my side. She was speaking clearly, very close to my ears and I wrote the message down. Only at that time the people of our prayer group noticed that Our Lady was dictating a message, as they saw me writing. After my I (?) writing of the message, Our Lady blessed us and said: “Look ahead!” When I looked, I continued seeing Jesus on the throne and near Him, Our Lady was down on Her knees adoring Her Son. When I saw the scene in which Our Lady was down on Her knees, few seconds thereafter, everything faded away. The throne, on which Jesus sat, was exactly the one I had seen in November 1987, when Our Lady showed me Heaven. But in that first vision, I did not see Jesus. I stood up, and nobody knew what had happened there and I read the message out. I was in doubt, I did not know if I should or not tell the people around me about the vision I had contemplated. My happiness was such that I could not resist and I shared my experience with everyone. That the Holy Jesus makes us stronger and encourages us in this long way of life. That Jesus be praised and the demon enchained forever.” TRANSCRIPTION OF REPORTS AT TWO PLACES AT THE SAME TIME On March 24, 1989, Pedro was at Senhor do Bonfim Church, in Bonfim de Feira, close to Anguera, when he was bi-located (he appeared in two places at the same time) to the location of apparitions at 5:30 p.m., where he received the message number 153, returning then to the Church were he was before. Many saw that fact in both places. THE LIGHT Weeks before the beginning of the apparitions, the visionary family's house was mysteriously lighted during the night by an unknown source. This fact occurred many times for a short period causing surprise, but no plausible explanation was found for the fact. In general, during the trance, Pedro does not see anything but Our Lady, unless when She allows so, if required. It is interesting to report that right in the beginning of the apparitions, there was not much light in the farm and people got together at the location of apparitions provided with large lamps, and this was a factor that in the beginning corroborated the existence of something supernatural, because even with no lighting, the visionary could perfectly write the messages down. He assigns that to the light stemming from the Virgin, since that even after the farm being supplied with electric power, sometimes there was a blackout during the apparition, and even though (?even then?) he did not stop writing. Furthermore, it is interesting to note that Pedro stares fixedly at a single point before the cross and that the pupil of his eye does not expand not even under strong frontal lighting, such as photo-lights of filming cameras or photographic flashes. HE HAS TOUCHED HER Pedro Régis sees Our Lady as a figure in three-D, just like any other human being. Nothing in Her would suggest the image of a bodiless ghost. At last, disregarding the heavenly beauty and the light and well being She transmits (?to?) him, he can see Her as we see one another. However, at that time, at the beginning of the apparitions, in a great part for the lack of instruction he had about the theological truths regarding the Virgin, he, as he says so, had a strong impression that if he approached Her to touch Her he would find nothing. He had the impression that it was something happening inside his mind, until the day when, She, maybe reading his heart, asked him to approach Her and TOUCH HER. He has done so.
10 Timidly he reached his arm out and touched Her hands. He came across with something extraordinary: it was matter, it was a body, She was human. The dogma of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady to Heaven in Her body and soul was true. Jesus did not allow that His Mother, the most perfect human creature ever created by God, endured the corruption of the grave. That beautiful young lady was Our Mother in Her glorious body, full of perfection and exultation. God anticipated to Her what is reserved for we all (?all of us?). Right after touching Her, Pedro feeling the sublime experience of touching the hands of the Mother of God felt in his heart his condition of unworthiness, and then he stepped back and fell down on his knees. Just like in Lourdes, when the Virgin Herself confirmed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, in Anguera the dogma of Her Glorious Assumption is no longer a conjecture, it is real. I would like to share with everyone the joy that overwhelmed us in the interview in which the visionary told us such a fact, which in a near future will certainly have a positive influence over the dogmatic theology. THE 5 SECRETS AND THE GREAT SIGN Since the beginning of the apparitions, Our Lady has told Pedro five secrets, which secrets could only be revealed to a Bishop, a Cardinal or to the Pope when She so authorizes, and it will be incumbent upon them to disclose or not the contents of the secrets to the world. She has also promised to leave a visible and palpable sign of Her apparitions in Malhada Nova Farm, and after leaving such a sign She will not come any longer. She did not tell when this is to happen, but She said that the sign will be seen by all Brazilians, from Rio Grande do Sul to Amazonas, wherever they are at the time when She leaves the sign there in Anguera. The sign will come to everyone, but especially to those who do not believe, and even if everyone converts, it will come equally. PRODIGIES AND SIGNS IN THE SKIES, Source  The miracles, prodigies and signs are always the signature of God, one among His various 'calling cards' especially for the unbelievers. They are a didactic manner of showing men that GOD can do EVERYTHING, that He cannot be analyzed from the human kind referential. Paraphrasing Don Silvério Albuquerque, “We do not need miracles to believe in Our Lady.” She, on Her own merits of being chosen to be the Mother of Our Lord has become worthy of our love and veneration. However, many are the times in which there is a trace of Thomas in all of us. Thus, miracles are for those who believe, a source of renovation of their creed, and for those who do not believe, an opportunity to evidence by the senses the grace of conversion, the grace of knowing that the Lord wants to make even greater marvels in their lives. The miraculous phenomena taking place in Angüera are not few. Many people could smell the odor of flowers during the praying of the rosary, in addition to having seen lights in the skies. A group of pilgrims from the State of Sergipe, when on a Tuesday - day devoted to the Holy face of Jesus - in 1997 saw in the skies the holy face of Jesus. Others, very randomly state that they have seen a bright woman figure at the time when the apparition occurs. But, undoubtedly, one of the most noteworthy prodigies was that seen in 1994 by 80,000 people in the anniversary of apparitions - September 29 —there are 80,000 witnesses, and we have randomly selected one testimonial of conversion to depict the fact: When I first been to Angüera I witnessed a great sign of God. If I am not mistaken it was in 1994. It was a feast day in September. I had never seen so many people in my life. In the afternoon I saw, not only me, but a great multitude of people, the sign of the sun. We saw the sun whirling on itself and changing color. It seemed that it would fall upon the Earth. It was a Show of God for the unbelievers, including me. I was there only for the sake of curiosity. Before that, I thought that Pedro was a liar, an opportunist. I have already apologized to God for having thought of that. On that very day, at night, God showed everyone another sign. It was inside one of the roses ornamenting the cross. Our Lady's face appeared and everybody saw. I was near and I saw it. It was a gentle face, sometimes denoting worry and sometimes sad, I cried because I knew that God was calling us, giving us a chance. I felt such a great love in my heart to the extent that I could not turn down God's call by means of Our Lady. One day I heard Pedro saying that the great evil of the Catholic was not having courage to give testimonial, and for this
11 reason, I decided to write down this testimonial. I know that are other testimonials more beautiful than mine and that need to be given to the Glory of God. Amen. Angelo S. Oliveira - Ilhéus - Ba. The dimension of supernatural happenings in Anguera is echoed in other locations where the apparitions of Our Lady have always had equal effects. Many of the prodigies visible in Anguera have already been equally seen in locations such as Fátima, Cairo and others. One of the greatest researchers of phenomena occurred in Anguera, the Jesuit Father João Pedro, has been studying the occurrences of Anguera for years. He stresses that a significant factor that also puts away the hypothesis of fraud or hallucination, can be noted: The absolute absence of fanaticism. Countless are the reports of miraculous cures and conversions, as well as prodigies. To the researcher, Anguera is today one of the greatest centers of pilgrimage in Brazil, not few are the times in which the number of priests to take so many confessions is insufficient. According to Father João Pedro, "the depth of messages and the interest of the faithful in confession, many of the faithful did not confess their sins for years, in addition to the conversions that might be occurring, suffice to enlarge the significance of the apparitions", he added with conviction. A Commission for Observance of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Angüera was established by Bishop of Feira de Santana, Don Itamar Vian, at the request of the Vatican. Such a commission is chaired by Monsignor Francisco Daltro. Father João Pedro Conrado and psychiatrist Dr. Carlos Kruschevsky integrate this commission. The mystical experiences of the visionary itself are noteworthy. Pedro Régis has been aimed at (? targeted?) by researchers for the fact that he is the only visionary all over the world that stills receives frequently the messages of the Virgin and who holds with Her five secrets not yet disclosed. He is one of the few visionaries who still receives messages visually at a time when most visionaries have already stopped receiving messages from the Virgin, all that, considering the apparitions that have been given relative credit by the Church. The apparitions are preceded by a brief ritual. From 7:00 p.m. on, João or Luiz, Pedro's brothers, by incumbency of Our Lady, read and comment on the messages already given by Our Lady. If there is any priest present, which is common, (Malhada Nova Farm, the location of the apparitions, has already been visited by many priests from Brazil and from other countries), they ask him to make the comments on the reading of the Gospel, which is made right there. Everybody listens to it, sings chants and makes their prayers up to the time when the collective saying of the Rosary is started. The faith overwhelms the place where many people have already felt physical effects - especially the unbelievers - seen bright signs and smelled the perfume of roses. In October 1991, Our Lady asked Pedro to tell people that She would make a great prodigy on November 02 that same year. On that day (November 02, 91) there were over 50 buses there, not to mention private cars, trucks and horses coming from several places and cities, as well as 3 television broadcasting stations that witnessed Pedro writing the longest message Our Lady has ever given to the world, where She addressed 18 themes. It was the message no. 458, which Pedro wrote for 2 and a half hours down on his knees, in 130 sheets of official-size paper and took 2 other hours to read it aloud. The most interesting of all was the fact that right in the beginning of apparitions the Virgin has oriented Pedro to get a lot of paper, which fact caused him to go picking up sheets of paper among the pilgrims that take them to copy down the message, right after She directed him to number the pages from 1 to 130 under the attentive eyes of everyone, and it was so made. What occurred thereafter was a true miracle, the visionary fell down on his knees and wrote frenetically with no interval at all for more than two long hours, down on his knees, the message 458, an undeniable evidence that Our Lady appears there. Reading the message is enough for one to reach such a conclusion. Our Lady told Pedro that 15 minutes after that Apparition, She would be back giving him another message. It was the message no. 459, in which She said: "... Here I have made the greatest prodigy your eyes have ever seen."
12 WORDS OF A BISHOP AND PRIESTS, Source  “About the apparition that has been occurring in Angüera for a few years, I have to say that my attitude, to date, has been of prudence, I keep waiting for things to happen and observing them from faraway. I have not been present at any of such occurrences, but I know the family very well, and I have already talked to all of its members, including to Pedro, who declares to be visionary. I believe that if it is something actually true, it will continue, getting more and more real. If it is not, just like many other cases, it will fade away. I think that the most important thing is to really have such prudence and not allow to become fanatic. It is also good that we state that this is nothing against Our Lady. We devotedly love Our Lady, who is the Mother of Jesus, Mother of the Church and our Mother, for this reason, we do not need miracles, nor apparitions for us to believe in Our Lady. Both in Fatima and in Lourdes there was a lot of opposition, but the truth prevailed, and today, both places are considered as great centers of faith. There are many miracles, I would not say physical miracles, but rather miracles of conversion, even the conversion of physicians who did not believe. I have already reached the conclusion that, from the pastoral point of view, the meeting in Angüera is valid, because it has been doing good. I believe that many conversions have occurred.” Don Silvério Albuquerque (Former Bishop for the Archdiocese of Feira de Santana) Testimonials of Priests “We have to admit that people come here for their devotion to the Holy Virgin Mary. But also, they do come here for their need for finding a spiritual inspiration that satisfies their own devotion and that causes them to change their modes of living. As said by Our Lord in the Gospel, by the fruits you will recognize the tree; if the fruits are good, the devotion is optimum, extraordinary. Such a devotion is getting greater day-by-day here in Anguera, being also known by people abroad. The devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is not a devotion for the time being, but it is rather a solid devotion, from the very beginning of Christianism, when the first Christians learned to venerate the Blessed Virgin, as the Mother of Our Lord and dignify Her as a totally special creature. We should not think that Our Lady is sat (?seated?) in Heaven, not caring about Her children. She appears here, in Asia, Africa, Europe, in several places where there are authentic Christians. She is present even if nobody sees Her, with Her inspiration, with Her words, with Her blessing. Our Lady is Our Mother and She is always close to their children, and here, in Angüera, She wanted to appear in a totally special manner, because God so allowed. People are here not for the sake of curiosity or searching for any entertainment, but because they have received the call and responded positively to such an appeal from the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is coming and giving testimonial of the love of God for the humanity.” Father Hermenegildo Castorano “What has been happening for nine years in the City of Angüera, Bahia is a private or particular revelation. The Catholic Church teaches that one should not await any other new public revelation before the glorious manifestation of Our Lord Jesus (Catholic Church's catechism, 66). The private revelations do not belong to the deposit of Faith. The same aforementioned catechism adverts that their role is not to supplement the final Revelation of Christ, but it is rather to help living it with greater fullness at a given time in history (o.c. 67). I am convinced that all of the messages contained in the book Apelos Urgentes (Urgent Appeals), received by Pedro Régis, already exceeding one thousand messages, are authentic and contribute towards one living with greater fullness and fervor before the great revelation of Jesus contained in the Bible and in the Church's Tradition.” Father Martinho Johnson, O-S-B Colégio São Bento – SP
13 “Gods deploys the most varied means for a single purpose, which is the happiness of creatures. Things said to be extraordinary have not always required any evidence of authenticity. The most important of all is the fruit resulting from it, since that if it does good, it is good. If it is good, God is present. What is happening here is something to be reflected upon. The orthodoxy and the loyalty to the doctrine of the Church are present. There are no signs of fanaticism, but signs of a spirit of prayer.” Monsignor Gaspar Sadoc, Testimonial given to A TARDE Newspaper – 1991 I BELIEVE. “Jesus said that by the fruits one recognizes the tree. Now, one of the greatest fruits in the apparitions of Our Lady in Malhada Nova farm in Angüera, are the people coming to confess their sins and to convert themselves. I challenge any Father or Bishop that has doubts the truthfulness of the apparitions of Our Lady in Angüera to come to this place and spend four hours of their time taking confessions from the people that come here and I want to see if they will not be convinced of the fact that such people come for being touched by the grace of God; if they don't really come to convert themselves and leave behind all their sins and 'throw themselves' into the Heart of Our Lady. I don't think it is possible that somebody comes here with sincerity, a Father, a Bishop, taking confessions, and such a person does not notice that here is a source of grace; that here, there are fruits in abundance and that this is not a human's work. This is a work coming from Heaven. I have no doubts, Our Lady is repeating what She said in the wedding feast of Canaan: WHAT HE ORDERS YOU TO DO, DO IT. Then, She is not inventing anything new. By the way, throughout these ten years and a couple of months of message giving, to date, not even those who grudgingly come here, nor those who come here to screen the word, in order to find out flaws have seen something to be sent to Rome, to Cardinal Ratzinger, for condemnation. I do doubt that any Bishop could do so many things and not say anything wrong. However, the messages received by Pedro do not go against the Catholic doctrine in any way. There is nothing against the messages of Jesus Christ. After all, they come from Our Lady. She does not give anything wrong.” Father Marcos Tillia - P.H.L ANGELICUM, ROME “I have noticed that people come here in Angüera pursuing changes in their modes of living. I have felt that in the confessions that I took here today. Being here is a blessing of God. We traveled on a bus for 35 hours to see this marvel that happens in the farm. We prayed during the whole trip and I should say that I had never prayed so much in my life. It is too much blessing from God. As a Father, I had never seen such a manifestation of faith, so much faith in people as I see here.” Father Raimundo Inácio, São Paulo “I came here to thank Our Lady for bringing messages in this place for ten years now. These messages are signs of the love of the Mother of God for us that are Her children. These messages are confirmed by God by the graces received by the faithful that are called here by Our Lady. Our first attitude is that of thanking God for this extraordinary manifestation of caring, benevolence and prayer Our Lady asks, of conversion to a life oriented to the word of God. Let's respond to the insistent appeal of our Heavenly Mother. Let's respond to it, because only in prayer, conversion and return to God is that we can find happiness. Thus, let's become live messages of Our Lady. Here, there are people from all over Brazil and from other countries. In fact, it was Our Lady who has invited us. It was Our Lady who brought us to this place chosen by God and by Her.” Father Luiz Santiago Santa Rosa, RS “I arrive here and I see the great devotion for the Mother of Jesus. Only God may attract so many people to pray, to do penance, to meet with God. What I feel here is a lot of peace, prayer, devotion of the humble people, of the people that God loves deeply. The testimonial I give here, not in an attempt to anticipate the
14 judgment of the Church, is that God is really present here. Our Lady is present here. We see this manifestation of God and of Our Lady in the devotion, in the love, in the caring and in the conversion, in the signs She gives us. Just listen and see the testimonials. All that we can say is: ‘I praise You, Father, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.’ Praised be God, praised by our Holy Mother Mary.” Father Antônio Maria, São Paulo I learned about the apparitions of Anguera by means of a book of messages. What made me believe that Our Lady appears is the purity of the doctrine transmitted to Pedro. It is not possible that someone may create messages with such a faithful doctrine and a doctrine of Jesus, transmitted by the Roman Apostolic Catholic Church, as these messages given here. When (I) take the confession of people, they tell the graces and miracles they receive from Our Lady. I see here in Anguera a connection with the apparitions of Fátima. Father Davi Ramos Fernandes, Fatima-Portugal DEPOSITION OF A PSYCHOLOGIST, Source  I did not know Pedro Régis in person, but I have been invited to conduct a battery of tests with him and record their results. At first, I had a specially deep interview with him in order to learn about Pedro's personality; if he was someone normal, since that the questioning has always been great: is this young man a normal person? Is he having hallucinations? Is he going through paranoiac or schizophrenic crisis? Then, we carefully conducted these psychological tests on him. In the specific case of Pedro, we found out in him a satisfactory result that made evident the certainty that he is an absolutely normal person. Another significant aspect is the emotional contents of Pedro's personality, and thanks God, in this respect we found out that Pedro presents very balanced personality traits; clearly outlined, presenting nothing that could raise any doubt and say that he is creating or even fooling people. This result shows us that Pedro is a very balanced person in all respects. In fact, the work performed was a scientific work grounded on very specific knowledge and standards that are provided by the psychological science. Obviously, just for us to have an understanding of what was happening. As regards the fact in the religious, spiritual extent, whether Pedro was or not seeing Our Lady, it was not addressed by our context of analysis at that time, but who really knows the history of Christianism (Christianity), the history of Catholic Church, the history of the presence of God in the world, knows that God may grace someone with some gifts in order to manifest His magnitude. When we are there we do not see Our Lady, but we can feel that there is a transformation, especially in Pedro's face, in his facial features that make evident something different. What has also called my attention in Angüera from the very beginning of my presence there was the behavior of Pedro's family and that of the pilgrims. To date, I have not seen any fact of hysteria or something similar. It is a very simple situation in which all that we can notice is just a moment of prayer, when everyone is invited to be in contact with God, benefiting from a manifestation of faith, which we believe to be something divine. I do not want to state whether Pedro sees or not Our Lady. This is an act of faith. It is up to each one to perceive and accept it. However, what I can really give evidence is about the fact that there is a presence of God at that place and that it touches people in a very simple and pleasing manner. I believe that Pedro is being the messenger of something God wants to bring to us, and above all, it is something doing good to many people. Dr. Salomão Costa, Psychologist CREDITS, Source 
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