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Public And Private Revelation


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A collection of miraculous photos obtained from my mother through the Medjugorje Peace Center as well as from a few other sources used for a lesson on private revelation for my 8th grade religious formation class.

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Public And Private Revelation

  1. 1. Public and Private Revelation
  2. 2. Public Revelation <ul><li>Sacred Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Apostolic Tradition </li></ul>&quot;I commend you because you … maintain the traditions even as I have delivered them to you&quot; (1 Cor. 11:2)
  3. 3. Private Revelation <ul><li>1. Servants of God </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed </li></ul><ul><li>Venerable </li></ul><ul><li>Saints </li></ul><ul><li>2. Apparitions and Miraculous Signs </li></ul><ul><li>Approved </li></ul><ul><li>Unapproved </li></ul>Must never contradict Public Revelation or undermine Church authority!
  4. 4. Approved Major Marian Apparitions 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico 1830, Immaculate Conception (Miraculous Medal), Paris, France 1846, La Salette, France 1858, Lourdes, France 1917, Fatima, Portugal 1968, Zeitoun, Egypt 1973, Akita, Japan
  5. 5. Our Lady of Zeitoun 1968 Egypt
  6. 6. Our Lady of Akita Japan 1973 <ul><li>warned of worldwide disasters if man does not repent </li></ul><ul><li>emphasized the need to pray the rosary </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Black Madonna Our Lady of Częstochowa
  8. 8. Photo of Mary holding Pope John Paul II in Her arms when he was shot in 1981.
  9. 9. Jesus of Divine Mercy Sr. Faustina, Poland, 1930s
  10. 10. Church Teaching on Unapproved Miraculous Events <ul><li>Does not improve upon or complete Public Revelation, but helps us live more fully by it in a certain period of history. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who publicly release information related to new appearances, revelations, etc... should do so under the guidance of a qualified Spiritual Director (priest). </li></ul>
  11. 11. … the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome (Pope).
  12. 12. Miraculous Signs-People “Charisms” <ul><li>Extraordinary gifts are not to be rashly desired (or boasted). </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of false prophets and people who use special gifts to bring attention to themselves </li></ul>
  13. 13. Stigmata Padre Pio Mirna of Damascus
  14. 14. Miraculous Signs- Apparitions and Photos <ul><li>Beware of false prophets </li></ul><ul><li>Test goodness by its “fruit” </li></ul><ul><li>Evil has some supernatural power in this world </li></ul><ul><li>When in doubt, doubt it! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Be Wary of Fakes
  16. 16. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath-- Acts 2:19
  17. 18. Clearwater, Florida 1996
  18. 21. Newsweek Magazine June 1989 photo 1970s
  19. 23. The True Image of Jesus
  20. 24. True Image of Mary?
  21. 25. Conyers, GA
  22. 26. <ul><li>Miracle of the Sun </li></ul><ul><li>1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Medjugorje, Yugoslavia </li></ul>
  23. 27. Our Lady Queen of Peace (Medjugorje) 1977
  24. 28. Our Lady of Naju, South Korea 1993
  25. 30. Rosaries Turning Gold Rosaries Turning Gold
  26. 32. The End