Lady of Betania

(Venezuela)

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    By Michael K. Jones

NOTE: Maria Esperanza died Saturday August 7, 2004, at 4:36 a.m. in Southern Ocean County Hospital near the New Jersey shore, after a long bout with a Parkinson's like ailment. All her family members were by her side at the hospital. After her death the room was filled with a strong fragrance of roses. She was 75.

Maria Esperanza died Saturday August 7, 2004, at 4:36 a.m. in Southern Ocean County Hospital near the New Jersey shore, after a long bout with a Parkinson's like ailment. All her family members were by her side at the hospital. After her death the room was filled with a strong fragrance of roses. She was 75.

Maria Esperanza was considered to be one of the greatest mystics of our time, showered with many gifts from God. She has displayed a number of incredible unexplainable phenomena that defies natural humanistic explanation. She suffering with the piercing signs of stigmata, (the bleeding wounds of Christ,) and had the ability of healing, levitation, bilocation, and capability of predicting future events.

One of the most unusual phenomena revealed itself on the body of Maria Esperanza. This was the appearance of a rose which would spontaneously burst out from her chest. This miraculous occurrence took place sixteen times. The Eucharist would materialize in her mouth, and emissions of the scents of roses, and fruits emanate from her body, much like Father Pio. Lastly the apparitions of rose petals would fall around her much like that of St. Theresa, the Little Flower.

On December 8, 1991, Fr. Otty Ossa Aristizabal, pastor assigned to the Betania grotto, was celebrating mass in the outdoor church. Fr. Otty performed the consecration, he broke the host into four pieces, then elevated them. He placed them on the patten and consumed one of the four pieces. After consuming the one portion, he looked down to find that a spot of blood had appeared on one of the sections. Medical tests were performed on the blood which proved it to be of human origin.

Mrs. Maria Esperanza was born in the village of San Rafael, Barrancas, Monagas State, Venezuela on November 22, 1928. She had her first mystical experience at the age of five with the apparition of Saint Theresa of the Little Flower, who from the waters of the Orinoco River tossed her a red rose. At twelve she became sick with an acute bronchial-pneumonia; but after having a vision where she saw Our Lady of the Valley, Patroness of Margarita Island, she recovered miraculously. During her adolescence, Mrs. Maria Esperanza's health was frail and her heart grew weaker and weaker. Later on, the onset of another illness partially paralyzed her. She was told by twenty-two physicians she had no hope of life. Then, she was healed again after the Sacred Heart of Jesus appeared to her, and gave her the first of hundreds of messages.

Following her profound desire to be a Religious, she lived for a period of time with the Franciscan nuns in Merida. On October 3, 1954, in the Chapel of the Convent, Mrs. Maria Esperanza had a vision of Saint Theresa of the Little Flower who told her that her vocation was not to be a Religious, but a spouse and a mother; that she would sanctify herself, and would travel the world. That same day, the Sacred Heart of Jesus told her to go to Rome. She lived there with the Sisters of the Ravasco Institute until she married Geo Bianchini Giani on December 8, 1956 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in Saint Peter's Basilica.

The Betania, Venezuela apparitions were approved as supernatural by the Catholic Church, November 21, 1987. The Virgin Mary manifested herself under the title, "Mary, Virgin and Mother Reconciler of all people and nations."

Maria Esperanza is survived by her husband Geo, seven children and grandchildren.

 

Approved by the Catholic Church, November 21, 1987, this 20th century apparition is still taking place. Our Lady of Betania, Venezuela appears to visionary Maria Esperanza. The Virgin Mary manifests herself under the title, "Mary, Virgin and mother Reconciler of all people and nations.

Maria Esperanza is considered to be one of the greatest mystics of our time. Showered with many gifts from God, this 70 year old woman (as of 1998), has displayed a number of incredible unexplainable phenomena that defies natural humanistic explanation. She suffers with the piercing sign of stigmata, (the bleeding wounds of Christ,) Maria Esperanza has the wondrous ability of healing, levitation, bilocation, and capability of predicting future events, many yet to come.

One of the most unusual phenomena which reveals itself on the body of Maria Esperanza is the appearance of a rose which spontaneously bursts out from her chest. This miraculous occurrence has taken place sixteen times. The Eucharist has materialized in her mouth, and emissions of the scents of roses, and fruits emanate from her body, much like Father Pio. Lastly the apparitions of rose petals much like that of St. Theresa, the Little Flower.

The Eucharistic Miracles is the last event I will mention here. On December 8, 1991, Fr. Otty Ossa Aristizabal, pastor assigned to the Betania grotto, was celebrating mass in the outdoor church. Fr. Otty performed the consecration; he broke the host into four pieces, then elevated them. He placed them on the patten and consumed one of the four pieces. After consuming the one portion, he looked down to find that a spot of blood had appeared on one of the sections. Medical tests were performed on the blood which proved it to be of human origin.

Mrs. Maria Esperanza was born in the village of San Rafael, Barrancas, Monagas State, Venezuela on November 22, 1928. She had her first mystical experience at the age of five with the apparition of Saint Theresa of the Little Lower, who from the waters of the Orinoco River tossed her a red rose. At twelve she became sick with an acute bronchial-pneumonia; but after having a vision where she saw Our Lady of the Valley, Patroness of Margarita Island, she recovered miraculously. During her adolescence, Mrs. Maria Esperanza's health was frail and her heart grew weaker and weaker. Later on, the onset of another illness partially paralyzed her. She was told by twenty-two physicians she had no hope of life. Then, she was healed again after the Sacred Heart of Jesus appeared to her, and gave her the first of hundreds of messages.

Following her profound desire to be a Religious, she lived for a period of time with the Franciscan nuns in Merida. On October 3, 1954, in the Chapel of the Convent, Mrs. Maria Esperanza had a vision of Saint Theresa of the Little Flower who told her that her vocation was not to be a Religious, but a spouse and a mother; that she would sanctify herself, and would travel the world. That same day, the Sacred Heart of Jesus told her to go to Rome. She lived there with the Sisters of the Ravasco Institute until she married Geo Bianchini Giani on December 8, 1956 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in Saint Peter's Basilica.

She has seven children, a boy and six girls, all married and with children of their own. Beginning with the eldest they are: Maria Inmaculada, Maria Esperanza, Maria Gracia, Giovanni, Maria Coromoto, Maria Auxiliadora, and Maria del Carmen.

Mrs. Maria Esperanza has received countless messages from Our Lady. At times she receives more than one message per day. Since the beginning, Our Lady has predicted many historic events, wars, and different occurrences which have taken place around the world. Even in such tragic prophecy Mrs. Esperanza always delivers her messages with hope.

 

Venezuela: the Marian apparitions of Betania attract an international following




May brings devotees of the Virgin Mary to sites of Marian fervor around the world. In Venezuela, as usual, many will flock to the country's Caribbean beaches on weekends in May, while others make pilgrimages to its religious sites.

One of the most important sites is Betania outside Caracas. The site inspires profound faith in its followers, who come seeking peace and prosperity, or return to offer their gratitude for petitions granted.

The Virgin of Betania's messenger, the late Maria Esperanza De Bianchini, seems destined for sainthood. Maria Esperanza, as she is popularly known, purportedly saw the Virgin for the first time in 1976 at her family's Betania estate, which now draws throngs of devotees with a fondness for the mystical.

Seeing things

Maria Esperanza claimed to have seen things from a very young age. As an adult, she purportedly received a vision from Saint John Bosco about her life's mission, which would pave the way for everything that came after.

That vision told Maria Esperanza that in four years she would meet her husband, and that he would be carrying a sword. Maria Esperanza met her husband Geo Bianchini on the streets of Rome, thinking that the young man might be the one. But Maria Esperanza fell ill after returning to Venezuela. She wrote Bianchini to say the wedding was off, although they'd barely dated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statue of the Virgin and Mother Reconciler of all People and Nations, kept at the Bianchini family’s house in Caracas, Venezuela. (Source: www.mariaesperanza.com)

But three months after the letter, Maria Esperanza purportedly received a message telling her to find Bianchini. Back in Italy, Maria Esperanza brought a nun to their date for leverage. On that trip, Maria Esperanza saw Bianchini, who provided security for Cardinals, in a church carrying a sword as his job required.

The Bianchini family today includes six daughters, all named María, and a son, plus 20 grandchildren. To many, they represent a model family. Growing up as Maria Esperanza's children meant a rather unusual childhood. But as they tell it, growing up with a mother who claimed to see the Virgin was no big deal.

“The supernatural was natural,” said Maria Auxiliadora, one of the youngest of the six Marias. “We grew up in that.”

The Bianchini family specifically bought the Betania estate because of a vision Maria Esperanza purportedly received. The fulfillment of that vision came on March 25, 1976 when Maria Esperanza claimed to have seen the Virgin in a grotto by a tiny stream at the foot of a small hill.

According to Maria Auxiliadora, the Virgin told her mother: “I am Mary, Virgin and Reconciler of all peoples. I come to reconcile you.”

People queuing at the foot of the water falls in Finca Betania. (Source: www.mariaesperanza.com)

But the Virgin of Betania took off after 1984 when over a hundred people claim to have seen her on the anniversary of her apparition. Children started yelling that they'd seen the Virgin, drawing the rest of the worshippers to the grotto. In a span of three and a half hours, the Virgin appeared seven times, according to the devout who were at Betania that day.

It was like a cloud that formed in front of you,” said Maria Auxiliadora. The people around her described exactly what she was seeing, confirming what her eyes told her. “It was very detailed, and bright white. And it moved.”

“I thought it was the sun shining on a plant,” said Maria Esperanza Bianchini, her mother's namesake and the eldest Maria, expressing her initial skepticism. She claims she saw “a thousand stars on her dress” and smelled roses, the perfume of Heaven's garden, the Virgin purportedly told her mother.

Hugo Liscano couldn't believe what he was seeing. “I thought it had to be the sun's reflection,” said Liscano. “Or that a woman had dressed in white and gone up into the vegetation.”

As common as the supernatural might have been for the Bianchini children, seeing an apparition for the first time was a life-altering experience.

“You feel at home,” said Maria Auxiliadora. “You feel understood, not judged.” But apparitions also inspire guilt and shame. “You feel unworthy of that love. You want to cry and ask forgiveness,” added Maria Auxiliadora.

“You feel that Heaven is more real than this,” said Maria Esperanza, the daughter. “But what shame. You think 'who am I to deserve this?'”

For Liscano, nothing prepares you for such an experience and life thereafter means trying to grasp its meaning. “All the rules get broken [when you see an apparition],” he said. “It opens a window onto a place to which you've never had access.”

Everyone who claims to have seen the Virgin at Betania in 1984 feels a deep spiritual commitment, although for the Bianchini family it runs deeper. “You feel a responsibility from childhood,” said Maria Auxiliadora. “[God] is asking you for something. You must be willing to give your life.” Her oldest sister echoes that sentiment: “It's a lifelong commitment.”

“The question of why you were chosen that day follows you for the rest of your life,” according to Liscano. “You spend your life creating the response to that question.” The experience of seeing an apparition also erases doubts and strengthens faith, he adds.

Yet the impact of seeing an apparition isn't the be all and end all. What one feels is just as important. “It's not the supernatural acts themselves” but the “sensation of a greater power” that marks you, according to Maria Auxiliadora.

 

Maria Esperanza during a conference in Lowell Massachusetts, U.S.A., in 1993. (Source: www.mariaesperanza.com)

A Venezuelan saint

In the aftermath of the 1984 apparition, Monsignor Pio Bello, Bishop of the Diocese of Los Teques, investigated the apparition, finally giving it his seal of approval in 1987. Although the official recognition must have boosted the Virgin of Betania's following, the faithful fuel their devotion to the mystical with or without legitimacy. Maria Esperanza likewise followed a greater calling than any worldly authority, and as befits the Virgin's messenger, seems destined for sainthood.

According to her daughter Maria Esperanza, the Bianchini family is slowly beginning the process to prove sainthood. “We are collecting information and preparing ourselves,” she said.

The purported apparitions might get all the attention, but there are plenty of minor miracles that count in the beatification process.

In her liftime, Maria Esperanza purportedly “gave birth” to 15 roses. Ana Lugo, one of about 100 members of the Betania Civil Association, a community of devotees, claims to have witnessed one such birth.

After a long day at Betania in which praying had kept them from eating or drinking much water, Lugo saw Maria Esperanza turn suddenly pale.

“[Maria Esperanza] loosened two buttons [on her blouse],” explained Lugo, “and she breathed deeply. Her arm was damp and cold. In the middle of her chest something red appeared. I thought it was a relic. Then I see a red button coming out. I don't know how I didn't faint. Then the rose appeared with dew and released a terrific scent. I saw a spot of blood on her chest, which Maria Esperanza closed with one of the rose's petals.”

Around 1990, Maria Esperanza was giving the blessing at the end of a Betania mass as was her custom when, according to Carolina Fuemayor, another community devotee and its unofficial public relations liaison, Maria Esperanza levitated off the ground. “We've got that on video,” she said. As she performed the blessing, Maria Esperanza apparently experienced a transfiguration, becoming possessed by Jesus Christ, who in effect gave the blessing.

Maria Esperanza also purportedly healed many ill and saw inside many people. Lugo was one of the latter. “I never imagined that someone could tell me my life without knowing me,” she said. When Lugo met Maria Esperanza, “she narrated my life to me in detail.”

The Virgin of Betania and her messenger have developed a large following locally, and have been making believers out of people around the world, particularly in the U.S. from which 77 devotees made the pilgrimage during Holy Week this year.

Maria Esperanza with the stigmata in 1994. (Source: www.mariaesperanza.com)

Lost and found

Jim Foley first came to Betania in 1997 through Sister Margaret, a nun he knew from Massachusetts. His impressions of Maria Esperanza seem rather run of the mill: “I prayed with her,” he explained, “and she had such humility. She spread love and reconciliation. I was impressed by how she'd stay to talk to the last person. Evangelization can be so tiring.”

When Maria Esperanza fell ill while in New Jersey on an evangelization trip last year,

Foley went to see her. That's when his relationship with Maria Esperanza, the daughter, started.

 The messenger had purportedly received a vision, which indicated that her eldest daughter would fall in love with a man who owned a beige car just as Foley did. Before she died, Maria Esperanza blessed their relationship.

Foley works as Maintenance Director at Betania 2, the second of what Maria Esperanza envisioned as 12 Betania religious centers around the world. According to Foley, Maria Esperanza dug up a rock with Jesus Christ's visage where Betania 2's Spiritual Life Center now stands.

As an American Catholic, Foley's deepest longings have been stirred by the Bianchini family's togetherness. “[In America], the family structure is crumbling,” explained Foley. “Children are taking care of themselves. But this family sticks together.”

Like other Betania devotees, Foley seems to think that Venezuela is the promised land. Proof appears to come in the postponement of his wedding, which he attributes to God's plans.

Although he gets a little frustrated, Foley figures that's the way it has to be. “In God's world, it's not that way,” he said, referring to his American sense of time and scheduling. Asked if the issue isn't cultural rather than spiritual, Foley shrugs off the suggestion.

Everyone who comes to Betania to worship its Virgin considers the estate hallowed ground. But there are those who go so far as to think that Betania is the site of a “New Jerusalem,” or a “New Eden.” Wendy Benedict, a former travel agency owner and operator from Kansas City, is one of them.

Benedict started coming to Betania about 15 years ago. A fervent Catholic, she was curious about what went on there. The Virgin appeared during Benedict's first visit, she claims.

“An illuminated cross began to form,” recounts Benedict. “It got bigger and brighter and formed into Our Lady.” The Virgin even spoke to her, saying “You are a blessed child and your future will be greater than anything you can imagine.”

That's what started Benedict's relationship with Maria Esperanza and Betania. For ten years, Benedict's devotion brought her to Venezuela once every two months.

Asked what impressed her so deeply about Maria Esperanza, she says: “I don't even know where to begin. There was nobody like Maria Esperanza. How many people can say they knew a living saint? It doesn't happen everyday.”

Asked if Betania is the New Eden, Benedict immediately replies: “Absolutely.” Echoing Foley, Benedict claims that it's family values that draw her to the site. “We have lost our family values [in the U.S],” she said. “What we lost, you still have.”

Many other American pilgrims seem to share Benedict's yearning for family values and a Heaven on Earth. When told that poor Venezuelan families often lack a stable father figure, the pilgrims express surprise.

For Benedict, Betania is serious business. “This is our holy ground. Once you get that feeling of being in the presence of the Lord, you have to return. We firmly believe that this would be the New Eden.”

Probably because of Maria Esperanza's teachings, Fuenmayor says that people around the world will one day seek refuge in Venezuela. She too believes in Betania as the New Eden.

Otty Ossa Ariztizabal, the Los Teques priest that conducts mass at Betania, calls it “a very beautiful center of Marian fervor, one of the most important in the world.” But he stops short of promoting the site as a Holy Land. “I don't believe in that,” he said, expressing typical clerical skepticism.

 

The late bishop Pio Bello Ricardo received from Maria Esperanza in 1988 a share of the land where she felt the Basilica in honor of Our Lady of Betania would be erected. (Source: www.mariaesperanza.com)

Pilgrim's progress

Carolina Santiago has been coming to Betania since she was a girl, mostly for the tiny stream's holy water. Jesús Hernandez comes to ask for help, or express his gratitude for a petition granted, on issues of health, family, and employment. Some swear by the Virgin more deeply than others, but all believe in her powers to help and heal.

The devout have placed a multitude of plaques on the Betania walls. The standard plaque reads: “Thank You Virgin of Betania for the Petition Granted.” A group of tin plaques suggests the poverty of some devotees. Others have made their own plaques, on the fly it would seem.

One plaque consists of thick cardboard with the following message scrawled on a mirror: “Virgin of Betania: I petition you for help with my needs.” Instead of thanking the Virgin, this one asks for a favor.

On these walls, one finds photographs of cars for which the devotee presumably gives thanks. One also comes across what look like xeroxes of diplomas, the devotees expressing thanks for help in graduating against all odds.

Next to the chapel, and behind a simple chainlink fence, stands the Virgin of Betania in her grotto. Flower offerings crowd before her as her followers gaze in wonder outside. As is common at religious temples, Betania has an air of peace and joy about it.

Some American pilgrims think that the Catholic Church in the U.S neglects its members' mystical needs. For them, one of the American Church's main problems comes in this gap between clergy and laity. While this perception festers, Marian worship flourishes.
 

José Orozco

 

BAI 1:
Đức Mẹ Hiện Ra Tại Betania,
Nước Venezuela, Nam Mỹ

Kim Hà

Chung toi duoc Duc Me Maria keu goi den Betania vao thang 3 nam 2004 de thuc su cam nhan su hien dien cua Me tai vung dat Nam My nay. Vi the, chung toi se lan luot tuong trinh den quy vi nhung dieu ma chung toi da doc, thay, nghe, va cam nhan tai vung thanh dia Betania, noi ma giao hoi da cong nhan.

BetaniaI. Betania la noi ma Duc Me Maria da hien ra.

Betania la mot vung trang trai o giua cac thanh pho Cua va San Casimiro, thuoc tieu bang Miranda, nuoc Venezuela, Nam My. Trang trai nay cach thu do Caracas khoang hon 1 tieng dong ho lai xe.

Noi nay co mot hang da o duoi chan doi, dang sau la mot rung cay thua. Chinh tai day, Duc Me da hien ra voi thi nhan Maria Esperanza Medrano de Bianchini.

Lan dau tien ma Duc Me hien ra voi thi nhan Maria Esperanza la ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976, tinh den nay la 28 nam (2004). Me hien ra tren dinh hang da, ben canh mot giong suoi dang chay nuoc. Duc Me Maria hien ra voi day anh sang va Me tu xung mot tuoc hieu moi:

"Duc Me Maria, Duc Trinh Nu va Me, Dang Hoa giai cac dan toc va cac quoc gia."

Sau lan hien ra ay, Duc Me tiep tuc hien ra voi ba Esperanza trong suot 8 nam, mai cho den ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1984. Hom ay, Duc Me cho hon 108 nguoi duoc thay Me ro rang.

Tu ngay 25/31984, Duc Giam Muc cua giao phan Los Teques, la Duc Cha Pio Bello, bat dau dieu tra trong suot ba nam. Sau khi tham do y kien cua Duc Giao Hoang Gioan Phaolo de nhi, Duc Giam Muc chap nhan cuoc hien ra cua Duc Me. Ngai tuyen bo cuoc hien ra nay la that va den tu Thien Chua. Sau do, ngai tuyen bo rang trang trai Betania la noi thanh dia, noi de moi nguoi den hanh huong, cau nguyen, suy niem va lanh nhan cac phep bi tich.

II. Thong diep cua Duc Me Maria:

Cac thong diep cua Duc Me Maria ban o Betania cung tuong tu nhu cac thong diep ma Me da bano nhung noi hien ra khac tren toan the gioi, chang han nhu: La Salette, Rue De Bac, Lo Duc, Fatima, San Giovanni, Beauraing, Banneaux. Duc Giao Hoang Gioan Phaolo de nhi cung ban cho the gioi cac thong diep tuong tu. Voi thoi gian, cac thong diep nay tro nen khan cap.

Qua cac thong diep, Duc Me nai ni the gioi nhu sau:

1. Hay chap nhan cac thong diep cua Me voi tinh yeu va su hoa giai. Hay moi goi tat ca moi nguoi tro nen cac Su gia cua su Hoa Giai.

2. Hieu tam quan trong cua viec cac gia dinh song hop nhat vo nhau va tam quan trong cua viec cau nguyen, gia dinh cung cau nguyen, dac biet la viec cau nguyen bang chuoi kinh Man Coi.

3. Hay cam nghiem su quan trong cua Bi tich Thanh The vi do chinh la su hien dien dich thuc cua Chua Kito. Hay Khuyen khich viec Chau Thanh the noi cac nha tho.

4. Hay cam nghiem tam quan trong cua cac phep bi tich khac, dac biet la bi tich Hoa Giai, tuc la phep giai toi va Bi tich Minh Mau Thanh Chua.

5. Hay cung nhau tham gia su menh truyen ba Tin Mung. Hay chia se cam nghiem ve cac tin dieu Kito Giao va doi song nguoi Ki To Huu bang loi song guong mau cua minh. Hay tham gia va cac hoat dong Thanh Thien, Tong truyen cua giao hoi Cong giao La Ma.

6. Hay vang loi, song tot lanh, de Chua lam viec qua minh, va song don so, tu nhien.

III. Thi Nhan Maria Esperanza:

Theo loi cua Duc Giam Muc Pio Bello thi ba Maria Esperanza de Bianchini la mot thi nhan chinh trong viec Duc Me hien ra tai Betania. Ba la mot Ki to huu guong mau va co soi doi song cau nguyen tham sau. Thien Chua da ban cho ba rat nhieu dac sung cao trong, chang han nhu dac sung khuyen giai nguoi khac. Vi the, khi nhung ai den tim ba de xin loi huong dan va khuyen bao, ba thuong khong bao gio tu choi. Tat ca nhung on phuc ma Chua ban cho ba thuong khong lam cho ba sao lang nhiem vu cua nguoi me tot hay nhiem vu cua nguoi noi tro trong gia dinh. Ba Maria Esperanza co 7 nguoi con va 18 nguoi chau noi ngoai.

Tu khi con nho, ba Esperanza da duoc Chua Giesu va Duc Me hien ra voi ba. Cac Ngai da noi cho ba biet su menh cua ba la truyen ba cac thong diep cho toan the gioi. De thuc hien su menh truyen ba tin mung nay, ba da di du lich toan quoc Venezuela va toan the gioi. Gan day, ba cang du lich the gioi nhieu hon vi co nhieu noi moi ba den. Ba thuong du lich voi gia dinh.

Hien nay, nhieu dai hoi Cong giao noi ve cac thong diep cua Duc Me Maria va loan truyen cac thong diep cua Me lien quan den viec hoa giai, voi tuoc hieu cua Me o Betania:

"Duc Me Maria, Duc Trinh Nu va Me, Dang Hoa giai cac dan toc va cac quoc gia."

IV: Loi nhan xet cua Duc Giam Muc dia Phuong: Duc Cha Pio Bello:

"Tai Betania, co khoang tu 1 ngan den 2 ngan nguoi da duoc nhin thay Duc Me Maria hien ra. Tuy nhien, thi nhan chinh van la ba Maria Esperanza. Co nhieu ly do de chung minh rang ba Esperanza la thi nhan chinh:

1. Ba la nguoi thu nhat duoc thay Duc Me Maria hien ra vao ngay 25/3/1976.

2. Ba nhien thay Duc Me hien ra nhieu lan truoc nam 1984. Nam 1984, Duc Me da hien ra cho khoang tu 1 ngan den 2 ngan nguoi duoc thay.

3. Ba Esperanza nhan duoc nhieu thong diep cua Duc Me, truoc khi Me hien ra. Me cho ba biet truoc ve mot noi thanh dia noi Me se hien ra.

4. Ba Esperanza da duoc han hanh thi kien viec Me hien ra nhieu lan. Thong thuong, cac thi nhan chi duoc nhin thay Me it lan thoi. Da so cac thi nhan chi duoc nhin thay Duc Me mot lan ma thoi. Dang nay, ba da thi kien Duc Me rat nhieu lan.

5. Ba Esperanza la mot nguoi co on khuyen giai, nen nhieu nhom nguoi da nghe theo loi khuyen giai va su huong dan cua ba trong doi song thieng lieng, khi ho den vieng tham Duc Me Maria tai Betania.

Do do, ba Maria Esperanza duoc xem la thi nhan chinh cua cuoc hien ra tai Betania. Toi biet ba tu nam 1984. Tu truoc, toi khong duoc vinh hanh biet ba. Theo y toi thi ba la mot nguoi Kito Huu tot, co doi song cau nguyen tham sau va co on khuyen giai cho nhung ai den voi ba de xin ba cau nguyen hay xin loi khuyen cua ba. Ba la mot thi nhan cua cuoc hien ra. Xin Chua chuc lanh cho ba ve nhung dieu tot lanh ma ba da lam qua cac loi khuyen ma ba da giup nhung ai den gap ba."

(Kim Hà, 1/4/04)

BAI 2:
Betania: "Mẹ Đến Để Hoà Giải Mọi Dân Tộc"

Kim Hà

" Day la dieu ma Thien Chua doi hoi noi ban: chi chung ay thoi, la hanh dong cong chinh, yeu men diu dang, va buoc di khiem nhuong voi Thien Chua cua ban." (Micah 6:8)

Neu mot nguoi nao do duoc nhieu on la thi do la ba Maria Esperanza Bianchini. Ngay tu khi con la mot be gai, be Maria da co nhieu cam nghiem than bi va khac thuong. Bay gio, ba da duoc 75 tuoi doi, co chong va co 7 con. Ba con la nguoi duoc 5 dau thanh Chua xuat hien vao moi thu sau Tuan Thanh. Nguoi ta da thay ba duoc nhac bong len cao trong Thanh le. Ba cung duoc noi chuyen voi Duc Me Maria nhieu lan. Hang chuc bac sy Y Khoa da chung kien Nam Dau Thanh cua ba. Nhieu nguoi than quen da nhin thay ba o mot luc hai noi. Cac con cua ba thuong thay ba chim sau trong loi cau nguyen moi toi va co hao quang bao boc chung quanh ba, moi khi ba cau nguyen.

Vao nam 1976, hai nam sau khi Maria mua mot trang trai gan lang Cua, mot noi goi la Finca Betania, ba nhan duoc mot thi kien ve Duc Me. Me Maria noi voi ba:

" Con se nhin thay Me tren manh dat ma con mua."

Ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976 la le Truyen Tin, khi ba Maria va khoang 30 nguoi, gom cac ban be va gia dinh, dang suy niem ve cuoc doi cua Chua Kito truoc mot hang da nho ma ho da tim thay trong trang trai nay. Bong dung, Duc Me Maria hien ra va noi:

" Con oi, Me ban cho con mot phan cua Thien Dang. Day la Lo Duc cua vung Betania o Nuoc Venezuela. Day la noi danh cho tat ca moi nguoi, khong phai chi danh cho nguoi Cong giao thoi dau."

Tu do, Duc Me Maria hien ra lien tiep. Moi dau Me hien ra voi mot so nguoi, roi hang chuc nguoi khac deu duoc thi kien Duc Me Maria tai vung Betania. Nam 1984, Duc Me cho biet ly do Me hien ra tai Betania trong mot thong diep nhu sau:

" Me den de hoa giai moi nguoi, de tim kiem ho, ban cho ho duc tin, vi duc tin da bien mat trong su on ao. Mot cuoc thuc tinh se xay ra. Thong diep cua Me gom duc tin, tinh yeu va niem hy vong. Hon tat ca moi dieu, thong diep cua Me dem lai su hoa giai giua cac dan toc va cac quoc gia. Do le dieu duy nhat co the cuu the ky nay khoi chien tranh va su chet doi doi…Neu cac con khong thay doi va hoan cai doi song, thi cac con se bi dau kho boi lua, chien tranh va su chet."

Qua cac cuoc hien ra ke tiep, Duc Me Maria noi voi ba Maria rang nhan loai dang doi dien voi thoi diem quyet dinh vao giua thap nien 1990's. Se co su nguy hiem lon lao giua A Chau va Cong San Lien Xo. Vao thap nien 1970, Duc Me Maria noi voi ba Maria rang Nga So se hanh dong mot cach dang ngac nhien, ma khong ai ngo duoc trong thoi ky quyet dinh. Duc Me canh cao nhan loai rang:

" Se co mot giai doan vi dai cua ngay anh sang. Luong tam cua nhan loai se run so va se tro lai trat tu. Ho se hien dang moi su len Chua Giesu de den ta nhung su phan boi ma cac toi nhan da xuc pham den Chua hang ngay…"

Nam 1987, giao hoi Cong giao da tham dinh cuoc hien ra, cac loi tien tri, anh sang huyen nhiem, cac mui thom va on chua lanh xay ra o Betania. Sau hon 10 ngam dieu tra, Duc Giam muc Bello Ricardo tuyen bo:

" Sau khi da lien tuc nghien cuu ve cuoc Hien ra cua Duc Thanh Nu Dong Trinh Maria o Betania, sau khi cau khan Thien Chua de Ngai ban cho on phan bien, toi tuyen bo rang day la cuoc hien ra that, co su hien dien than thieng. Toi chinh thuc cong nhan noi hien ra nay la dat thanh…"

De chung thuc su dieu tra cua Duc Giam muc so tai, mot hien tuong huyen nhiem xay ra vao buoi toi canh thuc ngay le Duc Me Vo Nhiem Nguyen Toi, 8 thang 12 nam 1991. Linh muc Otty Ossa, giam doc linh huong cua ba Maria va cung la vi linh muc tuyen uy cua Betania, luc dang cu hanh thanh le o nguyen duong canh hang da Duc Me, thi Minh Thanh Chua bat dau chay mau trong tay cha Otty. Cha Otty giai thich:

" Toi be Banh Thanh ra bon mieng. Khi toi nhin xuong dia thanh, toi khong the tin duoc o mat minh. Toi nhin thay mot vet mau o tren Banh Thanh. Noi Banh Thanh co mau bat dau tuon chay ra. Sau Thanh le, toi dem Minh Thanh Chua va giu kin trong Cung Thanh.Ngay hom sau, vao luc 6 gio sang, toi quan sat Minh Thanh, toi nhan thay Mau kho lai. Tuy nhien, cho den nay, Mau Thanh Chua van con tuoi. Mot dieu la la Mau Chua chi o mot ben, chu khong chay sang mat ben kia cua Banh Thanh mong manh ay."

Phep la Thanh The da xay ra o Betania, mot hien tuong Thanh da xay ra de chung minh la Betania la noi Thanh dia, dong thoi cung nhan manh su hien dien that cua Chua Giesu trong Minh Thanh. Nguoi ta quay video mau thanh. Nguoi ta thu nghiem va ket luan rang do la mau cua con nguoi. Mau dong lai o giua Banh Thanh da duoc be ra.

Mot truong hop tuong tu da xay ra tai vung Stich, Duc Quoc, vao nam 1970. Tai day, mot Minh Thanh Chua chay mau lam uot cac mieng khan tren ban thanh cua ngoi nguyen duong ten Bavarian. Cac linh muc gui cac khan thanh da dinh Mau Thanh Chua di thu nghiem o Dai hoc Zurich. Nguoi ta da phan tich bang 4 phuong phap khac nhau. Ket qua la mau cua nguoi.

Duc Me Maria noi voi nhung ai tin rang Me dang hien ra tai Betania nhu sau:

" Cac con hay tha thu cho nhau. Yeu thuong nhau. Phuc vu lan nhau. Cau nguyen cho giao hoi. Cau nguyen cho cac linh muc. Hoi cac con nho be, hay tro lai voi cac phep bi tich. Hay xung thu toi loi khi mat troi con choi sang. Hay hy sinh chinh minh de nguoi toi loi duoc on hoan cai va de cho the gioi duoc hoa binh. Tat ca cac con deu la con cua Thien Chua. Chua yeu thuong tat ca cac con."

Viec Me Maria hien ra o Betania chung to rang Thien Dang da tim moi cach de co gang danh thuc tat ca chung ta, de moi nguoi den tho lay su hien dien cua Chua Giesu noi Bi Tich Thanh The. Me cung khan khoai keu goi chung ta hay sua doi cach song truoc khi moi su tro nen tre.

(Kim Hà, 2/4/04)

BAI 3:
Betania: Nơi Đức Mẹ Hiện Ra Được Giáo Hội Công Nhận

Lm Jose Luis Urrutia, SJ
Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

Loi dich gia: Linh muc Jose Luis Urrutia, Dong Ten khi duoc 42 tuoi, dang la Giao Su tai Dai hoc Canon Law o Madrid, Tay Ban Nha thi ngai tro nen te liet, khi dang lai xe. Du bi liet va phai nam tren giuong, nhung ngai van tiep tuc hoat dong bang cach viet sach va lam giam doc cho nhieu tap chi viet ve cac van de ton giao thieng lieng.

Ngay 21 thang 11 nam 1987, Duc Giam Muc Pio Bello Richardo, Giam muc cua Giao phan Los Teques da chinh thuc cong nhan Betania la noi thanh dia, noi ma Duc Me Dong Trinh Maria da hien ra de ban thong diep cho nhan loai. Duc Cha cho biet la sau khi da phong van khoang 200 thi nhan va xem xet 381 ban tuong trinh ve cam nghiem cua cac khach hanh huong, ngai da de trinh len Duc Giao Hoang Gioan Phaolo de nhi, va ngai tuyen bo cong nhan viec Duc Me hien ra tai noi nay.

1. NHUNG CUOC HIEN RA DAU TIEN:

Cuoc hien ra dau tien vao ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976, luc 8g 30 sang, tai mot trang trai rong 200 mau tay co ten la Betania. Do la mot don dien trong mia, ca phe va cacao. Nhung ngoi nha cu ky van con do. Gio day, Betania co day cay rung, dong co, doi xanh, co suoi nuoc va co mot dong song nho ten la Tarma. Khi hau o day khoang 25 den 30 do C. Thinh thoang co gio thoi.

Betania o cach pho Cua chung 12 cay so, thuoc giao phan Duc Me Man Coi, tieu bang Miranda. Cach thu do Caracas chung 1 tieng ruoi lai xe, neu di tren xa lo. Ba Maria Esperanza la thi nhan va cung la chu nhan cua trang trai Betania.

Duc Me Maria hien ra tren 1 cay lon, ben canh trien doi, noi co giong suoi. Phia duoi tao thanh thac nuoc. Khi nguoi ta muc nuoc nay dem ve uong thi duoc nhieu on chua lanh.

Luc dau, chi co ba Maria Esperanza thay Duc Me Maria, mac du co 80 nguoi khac dung day deu thay may bao phu ngon doi va mot luong anh sang chan hoa, cung voi hien tuong mat troi quay.

Den ngay 22/8/1976, moi nguoi dat cay thanh gia tren cay ma Me hien ra vi Duc Me yeu cau ho lam nhu vay. Tiep theo do, vao ngay 25/3, 1/5, 2/5 va 3/5/1977, Duc Me lai hien ra voi mot minh ba Maria Esperanza, nhung cac nguoi khac thi thay may va hien tuong mat troi quay.

Ngay 25/3/1978, ngoai ba Maria Esperanza ra, con co 15 nguoi khac nhin thay Duc Me Maria. Ho con thay hien tuong mat troi quay va mat troi nhu muon tien den gan ho.

Ngay 25/3/1984, dung ngay Chua nhat, co 150 nguoi cung di voi ba Maria Esperanza den du mot thanh le lo thien. Luc ay, tat ca moi nguoi deu thay Duc Me dung tren thac nuoc. Sau do, co 108 nguoi lam chung voi chu ky la ho thay Duc Me hien ra voi 7 tuoc hieu khac nhau, trong suot 3 gio va 15 phut. Me hien ra duoi tuoc hieu Duc Me Lo Duc, Duoc Me nui Camelo, Duc Me ban on, va sau cung, Me bong Chua Giesu Hai Dong tren tay phai cua Me, nhu muon ban Ngai cho tat ca moi nguoi. Canh tuong sau cung ay keo dai suot 35 phut. Khi Me bien di, moi cay coi nhu bung chay. Moi nguoi cam thay phan khoi va mong uoc thay doi doi song cua ho.

Tu day tro di, Me hien ra lien tiep, nhat la vao ngay thu bay, Chua nhat va cac ngay le kinh Duc Me Maria. Theo ban bao cao cua Duc Giam Muc dia phuong thi co tu 500 den 1000 nguoi duoc thi kien Duc Me Maria hien ra.

2. SU DAN THAN CUA GIAO HOI:

Duc Giam Muc Bello ke lai nhu sau:

"Ke tu khi co cuoc hien ra lan dau, nguoi ta thanh lap nhung nhom den cau nguyen tai Betania. Nguoi ta tu hop vao cac ngay cuoi tuan de cau nguyen va suy niem. Luc ay, vi giam muc duong nhiem la Duc Cha Juan Jose Bernal da cho phep giao huu dang thanh le tai Betania. Chinh ngai cung dang thanh le tai vung thanh dia nay. Dac biet de giup cho cac lang lan can. Trong khoang thoi gian tu 1976 den 1984, mot cuoc dieu tra duoc thanh hinh. Duoc su chuc phuc cua ngai, ngay 8 thang 12, nam 1977, mot hang da cua Betania duoc dang hien cho Duc Me Lo Duc.

Vi nhieu nguoi duoc thi kien Duc Me Maria hien ra ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1984, nen ho da hang hai lam chung, bang loi noi va bai viet, da lam cho Duc Cha Bello phai dich than dieu tra, du truoc do ngai thu that la da nghi ngo ve su that. Sau ba nam, ngai chap nhan day la noi thanh dia.

Trong mot la thu gui cho Linh muc Rene Laurentin, Duc Cha Bello viet nhu sau:

"Nhung ai den noi hien ra nay deu co them duc tin manh me. Doi song Kito huu cua ho tot hon. Nhung ai chua bao gio cau nguyen thi nay biet lan chuoi Man Coi moi ngay. Nhung ai khong di le hang tuan, bay gio di le thuong xuyen. Ho xung toi va chiu Minh Thanh Chua. Co nhieu su hoan cai rat ro rang. Nhung ai den xung toi noi nay, deu thay doi. Toi cung cam nhan duoc dieu ay. Ai cung cam nghiem su doi moi trong noi tam. Cuoc hien ra cua Duc Me Maria da lam cho ho den gan Chua hon, va ho canh tan trong cuoc song Kito huu.

Do cung la nho vao loi cau nguyen, nho nuoc suoi lay tu thac nuoc. Nuoc suoi nay chang nhung chua lanh phan tam linh ma con chua lanh the xac nua. Day la nhung chung tu chua lanh: Nguoi ta duoc chua lanh binh ung thu tram trong o trai than. Hai truong hop duoc chua lanh binh bao tu. Binh dau tu cung duoc lanh, khong phai giai phau. Nhieu binh nan y duoc chua lanh. Toi da nhan duoc cac giay chung nhan cua nhieu bac sy Y Khoa xac nhan binh nhan cua ho duoc chua lanh cach ky dieu."

3. THI NHAN MARIA ESPERANZA:

Nguoi thi nhan chinh cua Betania la ba Maria Esperanza. Ba sinh ngay 22 thang 11 nam 1928, tai lang San Rafael de Barrancas, thuoc tieu bang Monagas, giao phan Ciudat Bolivas, nuoc Venezuela. Cha me cua ba la ong Aniceto Medrano, buon ban, va ba Maria Filomena Parra Sifontes. Gia dinh ong ba co 3 con trai va 2 con gai. Khi ba Maria Esperanza moi duoc 2 tuoi thi cha cua ba qua doi. Tu do gia dinh ba den Ciudad Bolivar de sinh song o do. Luc ba Maria duoc 10 tuoi thi gia dinh ba don den Caracas.

Luc duoc 12 tuoi, ba duoc chua lanh trong 3 ngay khoi chung binh sung phoi nang ma bac sy noi la khong the chua duoc. Ngay 6 thang 11 nam 1947, linh muc Emerano thay ba Maria Esperanzanoi voi mot phu nu, vi Chua da dung ba de noi voi nguoi khac:

"Binh cua ba khong the so sanh voi binh cua Maria Esperanza dau."

Chua cung noi voi ba Esperanza rang:

"Con gai oi, con se dau kho nhieu lam. Con se thay minh nhu chet roi, nhung con se vuot qua moi su de phuc vu nhu mot nguoi me cua nhieu nguoi con, ma ho dang can con. Vay con hay chuan bi tam hon nhe."

Nam ngay sau do, mot con bao binh den voi cac bien chung lam cho cac bac sy phai lo au. Ngay 14/1 nam 1948, Cha Emerano, bay gio la cha linh huong cua ba Esperanza, thinh linh den tham vieng ba luc 7 gio sang de xin Chua chua lanh cho ba. Den 10 gio sang, ngai hoi Thanh Tam Chua lieu ba chet hay song. Ngai nghe tieng noi: "Hay uong Kolastier." Vi bac sy nghe loi Chua, cho ba uong thuoc ngay. Den 4 gio chieu, ba ngoi day va xin mot to giay va cay but chi.

Ba Maria viet ra thong diep dau tien, la mot trong so hang tram thong diep ma Chua va Duc Me Maria ban cho ba:

"Maria Esperanza, Me Ta va Ta da chua lanh cho con. Con dung nga long. Con se tim duoc su binh an va con binh cua con se giam bot. Cha Ta da nghe loi cau nguyen cua con va con se dung day."

Bay ngay sau, Chua lai ban cho ba mot thong diep. Chu bao ba hay den gap bac si Hernandez Rodriguez, noi bac sy cho uong nhung loai thuoc co ten nhu loi Chua dan. Va ba nghe loi Chua. Ket qua xay ra dung nhu vay.

Ba co rat nhieu thi kien ve cac Thanh nhu Thanh Simon Bolivar, Thanh Gioan Baotixita. Cha Emerano noi rang ba co mot su menh, va ba can co mot y chi manh me de thi hanh nhung gi Chua muon thuc hien noi ba.

Co lan ba noi voi mot binh nhan bi ung thu. Ba bao hay xin giai phau ngay thi se lanh. Nguoi ay nghe loi ba va duoc lanh binh. Lan khac, ba di tham mot be trai dang binh sot thuong han, ngay luc ay, dua be lanh binh. Voi mot binh nhan phong cui, ba khuyen nguoi ay nen uong thuoc, binh nhan cung duoc chua lanh. Nhieu on chua lanh da den voi nhung ai o chung quanh ba. Ve sau, vi nhu cau tai chanh cho gia dinh, ba bat dau lam viec voi tinh cach la thu ky o thanh pho Caracas. Duoc it lau, binh cua ba tai phat va ba phai xin nghi viec. Trong ba nam, ba lam viec tu thien va tong do. Ba luon mac bo do mau den, voi khan voan den.

Sau do, ba den tu vien Dong Phanxico o Merida, mong duoc di tu. Vao ngay 3 thang 10 nam 1954, ba xin Thanh Nu Teresa Hai Dong Giesu cho ba biet y Chua. Thanh Teresa hien ra va noi cho ba biet la su menh cua ba khong phai la nu tu, nhung la nguoi me cua gia dinh, rang ba phai thanh hoa va chieu sang o giua the gioi.

Thanh Tam Chua Giesu ra lenh cho ba di Roma. O Merida, vi linh muc linh huong cho ba la Duc Ong Quintero, sau nay ngai tro nen vi Hong Y cua Caracas, khuyen khich ba hay tiep tuc su mang ma Chua da danh cho ba, va dung chu y den nhung loi dam tieu sau lung, boi vi luc do, ba bi nguoi ta noi xau va vu oan.

Khi ba o Caracas, vao ngay 7 thang 10 nam 1954, Duc Me Maria Vo Nhiem hien ra voi ba va ban thong diep nhu sau:

"Ngoai viec ruoc le, an chay, cau nguyen va sam hoi, con phai song an dat, boi vi Me se tro lai vao ngay 12 de chuan bi trai tim con tro nen nguoi me thieng lieng cua cac linh hon. Con se duoc dong dau an muon doi de lam me thieng lieng. Ngoai ra, con con la me cua 7 dua con: sau hoa hong va mot nu hoa. " (Day la loi tien tri cua Duc Me cho biet trong tuong lai ba co 6 con gai va 1 con trai).

Thang 10, nam 1954, ba den Roma va o day cho den thang 1 nam 1955. Khi o Roma, vao ngay 1 thang 11 nam 1954, ngay tai Thanh duong Thanh Tam Chua Giesu do Thanh Don Bosco xay dung, ba gap nguoi chong tuong lai cua ba. Bon nam truoc do, Thanh Don Bosco da hien ra va noi cho ba biet viec gap go nay, rang nguoi chong tuong lai cua ba se co 1 cay kiem. Ten cua chong ba la Geo Bianchini Giani. Ong da lam viec cho toa Thanh Vatican.

Cuoi nam 1956, ba tro lai Venezuela. Thang 8, 1956, ba lai sang Roma. Den ngay 8 thang 12 nam 1956, dam cuoi cua ba duoc to chuc tai nguyen duong Chapel of the Choir, o Den Thanh Phero. Sau mot thoi gian, gia dinh ba Maria ve dinh cu tai thu do Caracas, nuoc Venezuela, Nam My. Ong ba co tat ca la 7 con: Giovanni, Maria Immaculada, Maria Esperanza, Maria Garcia, Maria Coromoto, Maria Auxiliadora va Maria del Carmen. Ten cua 6 nguoi con gai deu la ten cac vung thanh dia ma Duc Me Maria da hien ra. Tat ca 7 nguoi con cua ba deu da lap gia dinh.

De thuc hien su mang cua minh, ba Maria Esperanza da di khap noi trong nuoc Venezuela.Ngoai ra, ba con den cac quoc gia khac nhu: Y Dai Loi, Lebanon, Jordan, Do Thai, Hy Lap, Ai cap, Thuy Si, Duc, Hoa Lan, Anh Quoc, Phap Quoc, Tay Ban Nha, Bo Dao Nha, Hoa Ky, Canada, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Trinidad, A Can Dinh, Ba Tay…

Tuy nhien, ba van lam tron vai tro lam vo va lam me cua minh. Ba duoc nhieu on la ma chinh Duc Giam muc da xem xet: Ba co the nhin thau suot nhung gi o rat xa, tien tri moi su, duoc on nang len cao, on bien hinh, on chua lanh, nhan Minh Thanh Chua mot cach huyen nhiem, co the ba xuat ra mui thom hoa hong.

4. VUNG BETANIA DUOC THANH LAP:

Ngay tu cac thong diep dau tien, Duc Me Maria da noi voi ba Maria Esperanza ve su hien dien cua vung thanh dia. Do la mot Chiec Thuyen Cuu Do moi. Vung nay o mien bac cua nuoc Venezuela. Do se la noi de moi nguoi tren the gioi den cau nguyen va hanh huong. Noi ma moi nguoi se than thien voi nhau, va cac quoc gia se hoa giai de cho su doan ket cua Nhan loai.

Sau 25 nam ky vong, ngay 19 thang 4 nam 1979, mot uy ban duoc thanh lap de thang tien cong ly xa hoi, la noi de con nguoi gap go nhau va gap go Chua. Cham ngon cua uy ban la: " Duoc duc tin bao boc, chung ta chien dau cho mot the gioi tot dep hon."

Uy ban nay do ba Maria Esperanza lam giam doc. Con gai ba la Maria Auxiliadora, von la mot nhac si, thanh lap mot ca doan gom co khoang 40 thanh vien, nam va nu. Ca doan nay nham dung loi nhac de dat den muc dich:

"Gui mot thong diep cua tinh yeu va hoa binh cho the gioi."

Nho the, ca doan da duoc moi nguoi chap nhan va khen ngoi.

5. CAC THONG DIEP CUA CHUA VA CAC THANH:

Ba Maria Esperanza da nhan duoc nhieu thong diep cua Thien Chua, Duc Me Maria va cua cac thanh tien tri thoi Cuu Uoc va cac thanh. Xin tom tat nhu sau:

- Tien Tri Moses ( tai Caracas, ngay 9/2/65):

"Da tang da mo ra de cho Ta nuoc, cung se mo ra de cho nuoc lan nua…"

- To phu Abraham: (tai El Junko, ngay 4 thang 11 nam 68):

"Day se la nha tam tru cho nhung ai den tu khap noi tren the gioi. Nhung ai den noi nay ma co long khiem nhuong thi se duoc thanh hoa…"

- Vua Solomon: (tai El Junko, ngay 3/2/69):

"Noi day se co nhung ke khiem nhuong buoc den, con nhung ke kieu ngao bi duoi ra. Chi co nhung ke co trai tim cong chinh moi co the cam nhan duoc su hien dien cua Thien Chua. Hay suy gam, cau nguyen, lam viec hy sinh va cho doi ngay Vi Dai se den…"

- Tien tri Samuel (tai El Junko, ngay 8/2/69):

"Ta se huong dan con, va con se chuan bi Dat nay de khi thoi diem den, dat nay se la quoc gia cua Chua."

- To phu Isaac: (El Junko, ngay 4/3/69):

"Thanh luy Ki to giao vi dai se duoc xay dung. Con se co rat nhieu nuoc uong, con se uong nuoc va nhan duoc on thanh tay doi moi."

- Thanh Tam Chua Giesu: (tai Caracas, ngay 27/4/73):

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai, Ngay Vi Dai sap den, vay cac con hay cung nhau trong cay va biet on cac tre nho ngay tho vo toi, de chung cuu thoat cac the he tuong lai, cho mot ngay mai tot dep hon. Hay suy niem cuoc Kho Nan cua Ta vao moi thu sau trong nam. Hay dang cho Ta moi ba tieng dong ho, ky niem 3 gio hap hoi cua Ta, boi vi nhu vay, cac con co the cuu duoc nhieu linh hon. Dung cam tu chinh con vi Ta sap den noi roi…"

6. CAC THONG DIEP CUA DUC ME MARIA:

Duc Giam muc Bello da nhan xet ve cac thong diep cua Duc Me nhu sau:

"Rat it nguoi tuyen bo rang ho duoc doi thoai voi Duc Nu Dong Trinh Maria. Me Maria thuong hien ra voi nhung nguoi ngheo kho, it hoc. Trong truong hop nay, Me hien ra voi du moi loai nguoi: nguoi ngheo, that hoc, va voi nhung nguoi co hoc nhu cac bac si, bac si tam than hoc, cac tam ly gia, ky su, luat su, sinh vien dai hoc, tre tho, nguoi lon, nguoi doc than va nguoi co gia dinh, ke ca nhung tu si nua."

Thong diep cua Duc Me nham cac de tai sau day: Canh tan duc tin, doc va suy niem Thanh Kinh, thay doi loi song tu nguoi toi loi thanh mot nguoi Ki to Huu cong chinh, lam cong tac tong do. Me keu goi hay cau nguyen cho giao hoi, cac linh muc, on thien trieu, cho nguoi toi loi, cho nen hoa binh the gioi, cho nhung su du dung xay ra cho nhan loai. Hay thuong xuyen chiu cac bi tich, nhat la bi tich hoa giai va bi tich Thanh The. Hay lam cong tac tu thien va bo thi doi voi nhung ai ngheo kho, dau binh…Moi nguoi nen chia se voi nguoi khac nhung gi minh co."

Ngoai ra, cac thong diep con co noi dung nhu sau:

"Day la thoi gio de cau nguyen, suy gam, song don so trong tam hon va tim hieu cac anh chi em, boi vi ho deu la hinh anh nguoi Con Thanh cua Me. Day la thoi diem ma cac con hay lam cong tac tong do, hiep nhat cac gia dinh, chuan bi cho nguoi tre…Cac con phai chuan bi chinh minh cho Ngay Vi Dai den. Ngay ay, cac con se co the thay anh sang cua Ngoi Sao ma nhieu nguoi se boi roi, va nhung nguoi khac se cam thay hanh phuc thanh thien. Ngoi Sao cua Me se day cac con chuan bi linh hon minh. Sau do, tat ca moi su se duoc ban cho cac con." (Ghi chu: Cac dieu Me day duoc ban trong mot thong diep khac.)

"Day la thoi gian kho khan cho tat ca nhan loai. Cac con can phai loai tru nhung su hieu lam giua anh chi em. Cac quoc gia can phai doan ket voi nhau. Tinh thuong yeu cua Chua Giesu, Con Me, se la cua mo cho cac trai tim, de di den mot ky nguyen tot dep de cac quoc gia hieu ve su hiep nhat. Cac con hay loi dung thoi gian nay boi vi khi Con cua Me den, Ngai se la mot vi Tham Phan va Dang Cuu The. Cac con can phai o trong tinh trang song hiep nhat voi Ngai trong Ngay Vi Dai ay. Dung nghi rang ngay ay con xa. (Thong diep ngay 23/3/73)

"Ngay Vi Dai ma Chua Giesu Con Me den thi da gan ke roi. Cac con hay cau nguyen nhieu de tran roi don khung khiep sap toi ma co the lam cho nhieu nguoi vo toi chet thi se bi ngan chan lai. (Thong diep ngay 27/4/73)

"Con gai oi, goc re cua niem Hy Vong Me da ban cho con de voi Niem Hy Vong ay, con co the thuc hien duoc su mang ma Chua da trao cho con. Voi Tuoc hieu nay, Duc Me Maria, goc re cua niem Hy Vong, con se co the co suc manh, su song, va can dam trong cong tac Tinh Yeu ma mot ngay nao do, Me dat vao tay con." (Thong diep ngay 27/5/1973)

"Y nghia that su cua doi song la: Hay song voi Chua Giesu, Con Me, boi vi Ngai la Dang Cuu The cua toan the gioi. Con cua Me muon ban cho con Thanh Tam cua Ngai mot lan nua. Ngai muon hien dien song dong va Thanh Tam Ngai dap nhip voi long bac ai, tinh yeu, su thanh thien, long thuong xot. Thanh Tam Ngai that la diu dang!" (Thong diep ngay 29/5/74)

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai, hay di tim Thanh Tam Con Cua Me, boi vi Thanh Tam Ngai se bien moi su kho khan tro nen de dang." (Thong diep ngay 1/6/74)

Sau khi loan bao nhieu lan, vao ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976, Duc Me hien ra lan dau tai trang trai Betania, voi nhieu dau hien huu hinh cho moi nguoi hien dien duoc thay. Luc do la 8:30 gio sang. Me hien ra trong y phuc toan trang.

Tuy nhien, truoc khi Me hien ra thi vao luc 4:00 gio sang, Ba Maria Esperanza nhan duoc mot thong diep cua Duc Me Maria. Me cho biet la Me se hien den luc 8:30 g sang. Me den voi tuoc hieu " Duc Me Maria, Dang Hoa giai cac quoc gia". Me phan:

"Voi cac tia sang tu Tay Me, Me lam giam thieu nhung ganh nang cua cac Linh Muc, la cac con trai cua Me, boi vi cac ngai dap lai loi keu goi. Cac ngai duoc chon trong thoi ky day thuong dau cua nhan loai. Day la noi thieng lieng noi ma cac con trai va con gai cua Me se nuong nau de xay dung cac buc tuong cua Thanh Gierusalem Khai Hoan moi. O do tat ca moi nguoi duoc cuu do boi duc tin, tinh men va su that cua mot quoc gia tuyen xung cong ly."

Ngay 27 thang 11 nam 1978, Duc Nu Dong Trinh Maria tien tri:

"Vao nam 1983, cac con co the bat dau su thanh tay lon lao. Den nam 1984, mot bien co lon la su hien dien cua Me o noi ay, roi nguoi ta se hoi cai, duoc chua lanh ca phan xac lan phan hon. Se co them on thien trieu, hon nhan se ben vung hon, gia dinh se tim lai duc tin. Dac sung cua Chua Thanh Than se tran day tren nhung ai co long khiem nhuong. Nhung ai an nan thong hoi va khoc loc ve su sai lam cua minh thi ho se gap Me o hang da noi cuoc hien ra cua Me. Neu ho xin on tha thu thi ho se nhan duoc vo van an sung. Tat ca nhung nguoi xin thi se duoc. Linh hon ho se tro nen thanh sach vi ho duoc thanh tay trong on Chua. Tat ca se song lai voi Con cua Me. Ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1984 se day tran an sung cua Me ban … va ngay 13 thang 5 he nhung ai hien dien noi do, ho se cam thay Me, nhung nguoi khac se thay Me, ngay VI Dai ay dang den."

Thong diep ngay 14 thang 1 nam 1984, Duc Me lap lai lan nua:

"Me mong muon duoc biet voi tuoc hieu: "Duc Nu Dong Trinh va Me, Dang Hoa giai cac quoc gia." Moi nguoi can tim thay minh noi nguoi khac, va doi xu voi anh chi em nhu anh em minh, moi nguoi deu la mot thanh vien trong gia dinh., mot gia dinh cua Chua. Hay tranh dau cho Nguoi ngheo nhat va nguoi co don. Thi hanh muc vu tong do noi nhung ai can cac con. Hay thanh lap cac cong dong de giup do nguoi khac. Cac con hay yeu nhau nhu dieu ran Chua day, song than ai va thuc hanh cong ly cua Con Me. Me ban cho cac con mot co hoi cua loi hua lon lao: Hoa giai vu tru, giua loai nguoi voi Chua va giua loai nguoi voi nhau."

"Dac biet voi gioi tu si, cac linh muc thanh hien va cac nu tu dang lam cong tac. Cac con hay song doi cau nguyen sot sang va suy gam. Cac con can thuc hanh dieu nay, nhat la trong thoi diem quyet dinh cho nhan loai. Hanh dong va viec lam deu quan trong, nhung neu lam ma khong cau nguyen thi cong viec kho nhoc se bi hu hai. Cac con phai suy nghi ve loi the hua cua minh."

Thong diep ngay 11 thang 8 nam 1987:

"Nhan loai khong muon nhan lanh cac an hue Chua ban va dang di vao con duong tu huy diet. Neu cac con khong muon thay doi loi song thi cac con se phai doi dien voi lua, chien tranh va su chet."

"Khi nguoi ta hoi cac con rang noi dung cua thong diep la nhung gi, thi cac con hay tra loi nhu sau: " Me chung ta den voi tinh cach la Me Maria, Duc Nu Dong Trinh va Me, la Dang Hoa giai c ac quoc gia. Thong diep cua Me la cac con hay hien dang doi minh de phuc vu Giao Hoi Cong Giao mot cach huu hieu hon. Cac con phai phuc vu moi nguoi nhieu hon nua. Tat ca cac tin huu Ki To Giao phai hoa giai, khuyen khich nhan quyen, cong ly xa hoi, canh tan va nhan lanh dac sung. Hon the nua, cac con hay co gang hoa hop, song voi chan ly, tinh men, su den toi, su giai phong luong tam, de song dung voi nhung gi Chua Giesu Kito da day do cac con."

Thong diep ngay 6/3/1988:

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai cua Me, Me xin cac con, hay tan dung tung ngay, gio, phut va giay de chuan bi cho chinh minh. Hay truyen ba tin mung cua thoi dai moi bang vang cua mot the gioi moi, noi ma nen hoa binh va loi song yeu thuong duoc thuc hanh de ai cung biet cac con la con cua Thien Chua, la cac con trai va cac con gai cua Thien Chua, la dan toc cua Ngai. Me giu gin cac con trong Trai Tim Me. Cac con hay yeu men, yeu men ma khong co gioi han."

(Kim Hà, 5/4/04)

BAI 4:
Cuộc Hành Hương Đến Betania,
Nước Venezuela, Nam Mỹ

Kim Hà

Tu khi duoc biet Duc Me Maria hien ra tai Betania, Venezuela, lai biet ba Maria Esperanza chang nhung la mot thi nhan, ma con la mot nha than bi voi bao nhieu phep la ma Chua ban cho; vi the, toi rat uoc ao den Betania mot lan trong doi de duoc gap Duc Me Maria va nguoi con gai yeu quy cua Me la ba Esperanza .

Lan dau tien vao thang 3 nam 2003, khi chung toi chuan bi di hanh huong Betania thi xay ra viec Hoa Ky tan cong Iraq vao dung ngay 19/3/03, ngay le kinh cha Thanh Giuse. Vi the, chung toi khong dam di. Den nam 2004, toi lai to chuc mot nhom hanh huong di Betania. Gio chot, hang du lich noi rang tinh hinh an ninh tai Venezuela bat on, nen nhom toi lai hoan chuyen di.

Tuy nhien, co le vi Me Maria keu goi nen long toi ao uoc. Toi gia nhap mot nhom nguoi My de di den do, du chet cung vui long. Cuoi cung, nhom chung toi gom 12 nguoi, tu khap cac tieu bang tren nuoc My, gap nhau o Miami de bay sang Caracas, thu do cua nuoc Venezuela.

Chuyen di ngan ngui, chi co 7 ngay ma da mat 2 ngay di ve, nen chung toi o do 5 ngay va 6 buoi toi. Thu that, khi den do ma khong duoc gap ba Maria Esperanza toi that vong. Phai doan di ma khong co linh muc huong dan nen trong suot 7 ngay duong, toi chi duoc du co 3 thanh le. Dung ngay 25/3/04, la ngay le Truyen Tin ma chung toi chi duoc chiu Minh Thanh Chua, chu khong co thanh le.

Neu so sanh voi thanh dia Medjugorje, Nam tu thi khac xa, vi tai Medjugorje, moi dau gio la co thanh le. Moi buoi chieu la co gio chau Thanh The tu 1-5gio chieu tai nha nguyen. Buoi toi co chau Thanh The va co thanh le. O Medjugorje, nguoi hanh huong cam thay tran day on phuc khi duoc gap cha Jozo la thi nhan va ngai dat tay chua lanh. Roi lai duoc gap thi nhan Vicka va chi dat tay chua lanh, roi gap thi nhan Mirjana, va duoc du buoi le Duc Me hien ra moi ngay 2 hang thang.

Con o Betania thi vi nha nguyen khong co cua, khong co tuo`ng nen cac nu tu chi de Nha Tam Chua 1 ngay roi cat di, vi the khong duoc chau Thanh The. Linh muc khong o tai do nen khi ngai den thi moi co thanh le. Khi den noi, ma khong gap thi nhan Maria Esperanza thi ai cung buon. O do xa xoi, he mat le la khong the di mot le khac duoc.

Tai Betania co cac bang ghi on va ta on Duc Me that nhieu, du biet rat nhieu nguoi nhan duoc on lanh tu mau cua Duc Me Maria.

ON HUE MA NHOM NHAN DUOC TU BETANIA, VENEZUELA

Trong 5 ngay ngan ngui o day, nhom chung toi cung da nhan duoc nhieu on lanh:

1. Chung toi duoc chung kien hien tuong mat troi quay trong hai buoi chieu lien tiep.

2. Khi nhom chung toi cau nguyen xin on chua lanh thi mot phan cua nha nguyen chot co chay dau uot dam o noi cac ghe nha nguyen ma truoc do kho rao.

3. Khi du le o vung Carrizal, noi hien ra khac cua Duc Me, chung toi duoc ngui thay mui huong hoa hong thom nong nan. Noi day, Chua ban phep la mua confetti bang bac tu troi roi xuong. Chung toi khong duoc thay, nhung cac nu tu cho moi nguoi mot it de lam ky niem. Nguoi truong nhom chung toi da tung cam nghiem tran mua an sung ay.

4. Khi den chau Thanh The Chua, noi co phep la Thanh The o vung Los Teques, co Michelle trong nhom duoc Chua noi trong noi tam co. Co viet ra cuon sach va sau do, co doc va giai thich cho nhom chung toi nghe. Co hoi Chua tai sao vo chong co chi co the o lai do trong 3 ngay. Chua tra loi 3 ngay la thoi gian Chua chet va song lai. Co hoi tai sao nhom chung toi o do trong 5 ngay? Chua dap: 5 ngay tuong trung cho 5 mau nhiem Man Coi. Chua cung noi rang chinh Chua chon 12 tong do dac biet de lam viec cho Chua. Chua muon tat ca phai yeu thuong nhau va khiem nhuong.Tong so nhom chung toi la 12 nguoi. Vo chong co Michelle phai ve som vi nhap hoc va co viec lam moi.

5. Du o Betania, hay Los Teques hay Carrizal, chung toi deu cam thay mot su binh an sau xa noi tam hon. Canh tri o nhung noi nay day ve linh thieng va binh an. Nuoc chay lung lo, hoa la khap noi, co buom buom bay, nhung khong co buom buom xanh, tuong trung cho hinh anh Duc Me.

6. Nhom chung toi du chua ai biet ai nhung rat doan ket va thuong yeu nhau. Chung toi doc kinh sot sang tren xe. An toi xong la cau nguyen va chia se cam nghiem. Dieu nay chung to la Chua Thanh Than dang o giua chung toi.

7. Chung toi hoc hoi rat nhieu, vi nguoi huong dan du lich la con re cua nha than bi Maria Esperanza, va tu nhom hanh huong cua Dr. Rosalie Turton.

8. Ngay 25/3/04, le Truyen tin va cung la ngay ky niem 28 nam Duc Me hien ra o Betania, vao khoang 3 gio chieu dia phuong, cac con cua ba Esperanza nhan duoc cu dien thoai cua ba keu ve tu New York. Ba gui loi tham hoi den tat ca moi nguoi, dac biet la cac khach hanh huong den tu Hoa Ky, trong do co chung toi. Ba an can noi rang ba cau xin Chua va Me Maria ban cho chung toi 3 ngay an hue, bat dau tu ngay 25/3/04 tro di. That la cam dong va vui mung.

9. Chung toi da duoc du thanh le voi linh muc Otty Ossa, cha linh huong cua thi nhan Esperanza. Phep la Thanh the da xay ra trong luc ngai cu hanh thanh le ngay 8 thang 12 nam 1991, tai nguyen duong o Betania. Ve sau, nguoi ta ruoc Thanh The co phep la ve nha nguyen cua mot tu vien o vung Los Teques.

10. Chung toi chuoc duoc mot CD do dai gia dinh cua ba Esperanza thuc hien. Dieu quan trong la nhung ban nhac ay la do hung khoi tu Chua Thanh Than.Mot khach hanh huong la Dr. Rosalie Turton lam chung rang nhom ba duoc nghe CD ay, nhat la bai nhac Our Father (Lay Cha) va duoc on chua lanh.

11. Duoc du buoi phong van doc cac dai phat thanh va truyen hinh den Betania de phong van cac con chau cua ba Esperanza. Do do, chung toi duoc biet nhieu hon.

12. Do la chua ke cac on phan hon ma chung toi khong the thay duoc. Ta on Chua va Duc Me Maria.

THU DO CARACAS, NUOC VENEZUELA

Sau day, xin lan luot ke cho quy vi nghe lo trinh va cac dieu ma toi da ghi nhan duoc tu Betania, Venezuela, Nam My:

Ngay 23/3/04, chung toi di tu LAX den Miami, roi tu do bay sang Caracas, Venezuela. (Neu ai muon di tu tuc thi di xin lien lac voi hang may bay American Airlines.) Khi den noi thi troi da toi, chung toi doi nguoi huong dan vien du lich den don va dua ve khach san bang xe bus. Vi tinh hinh bat on nen chung toi duoc o trong mot khach san cua quan doi de duoc an toan.

Neu so voi thanh pho Mexico City o Me tay Co ma chung toi co dip di hanh huong vieng Duc Me Guadalupe vao nam 2003, thi thanh pho Caracas nay sach se va lich su hon nhieu. Trong thanh pho co nhieu cong vien voi cac tuong dep de.

Thanh Pho Caracas co khoang 26 trieu dan cu, khoang 95% dan so theo dao Cong Giao La Ma. Gan thanh pho nay co hai noi thanh dia ma Duc Me hien ra. Nho vay ma du khach thuong den hanh huong o hai noi noi tieng nay:

Noi thu nhat la Finca Betania, cach thanh pho do 1 tieng ruoi lai xe. Con noi thu hai la vung Carrizal, thuoc tieu bang Miranza, Duc Me hien ra voi cac nu tu o Dong tu nay vao nam 1993 va 1994.

THAM THANH DIA FINCA BETANIA

Anh Leon cho biet vung dat Betania duoc goi la Land City of God, thanh pho cua Thien Chua. Trong tuong lai, chinh phu se xay cat mot thanh pho ky nghe gan vung Betania, gom co he thong xe dien ngam, xe metro, xe lua va cac phuong tien di chuyen cong cong khac. Sang thu tu 24/3/04, sau khi an sang xong la nhom len xe bus di thang den Betania de vieng Duc Me Maria. Tren duong di, anh Jesus Leon ke chuyen ve Betania:

Duc Me Maria chua muon cho Betania duoc nhieu nguoi biet, neu duoc giu kin, dung ai chu y den thi tot hon. Chinh ba Maria Esperanza cung khong muon nguoi ta biet nhieu ve ba, cho den khi nao ba qua doi thi moi cho con chau pho bien cac thong diep va cac phep la ma Chua da ban cho ba.

Doi mat ba Esperanza thuong ruc sang. Khi ba nhin vao ai thi ba doc duoc linh hon cua ho. AI nhin ba cung cam thay su hien dien cua Chua Giesu truoc mat ho. Ho cam thay Chua Giesu dang lot tran linh hon ho. Ba duoc on khuyen giai, vi Chua noi qua ba. Nhung ai den hoi y kien ba deu cam thay duoc an ui va duoc on chua lanh.

Theo loi anh Leon thi ba Maria Esperanza duoc mac khai va ke lai rang:

"Nam 2004 la nam co nhung giong song anh sang tu troi roi xuong the gian. Can cau nguyen nhieu cho Duc Giao Hoang vi ngay gio cua ngai tren the gian da gan het.

Ke tu giua thang 7 den thang 9 nam 2004, se co nhieu bien co xay ra: Chua Giesu se to lo va danh thuc luong tam tung nguoi de ho nhin thay tat ca toi loi cua minh ma an nan, hoi cai. Sau do, nhan loai se doi moi, se co mot buoi binh minh moi."

(Chung toi dang ta?i tin nay voi su de dat, va luon tuan hanh theo nhung phan quyet toi hau cua giao hoi Cong giao La Ma)

(Khi duoc hoi la lieu phim The Passion of Christ co phai la mot phan cua giong song anh sang ay khong? Thi ba Esperanza dong y, nhung ba noi con nhieu giong song anh sang khac nua.)

Tuy nhien, anh Leon cho biet tuong lai co the thay doi neu co nhieu nguoi cau nguyen sot sang cho the gioi. Anh con cho biet la nhung ai den duoc noi nay deu la do loi keu goi cua Duc Me Maria. Nhung hien tuong mat troi quay, huong hoa hong, trang hat doi mau vang…deu xay ra tai Betania, cung nhu dang xay ra tai Medjugorje, Nam Tu.

Betania la mot trang trai do gia dinh thi nhan Maria Esperanza va gia dinh nguoi ban mua. Dat rong khoang 200 mau vuong. Tu cua vao, ai cung di qua chiec cau son mau xanh duong dam, duoc menh danh la The Bridge to Heaven, tuc la "Chiec cau vao Thien Dang." Dong song an sung vao mua thang 3 thi can kho, nhung den thang 5, thang 6, vao mua mua thi day nuoc.

Mot canh tuong dang ghi nho la nguoi ta xay dung hang ngan bang ta on Duc Me Maria day cac buc tuong, tu cay cau den gan hang da Duc Me. Gan hang da Duc Me la cac voi nuoc de khach hanh huong hung nuoc ve xin on chua lanh.

Hang da Duc Me o duoi mot ngon doi co day canh xanh, trong rat nen tho. Me hien ra voi tuoc hieu Duc Me Lo Duc. Quanh hang da cua Me day la hoa du loai, va co noi de khach hanh huong dot nen kinh Me. Ngay phia truoc cua hang da la mot nha nguyen lo thien, chi co mai che ma khong co buc tuong bao boc. Chung toi den cau nguyen o hang da Duc Me, va truoc nha Tam Chua o trong nguyen duong, roi ghe khu nha cua gia dinh ba de nghi ngoi.

Theo su tim hieu thi moi chi phi deu do gia dinh cua ba Esperanza dai tho. Gan day, gia dinh ba da dang cung hang da va nha nguyen cho giao hoi dia phuong. Phia duoi doi la khu nha ma gia dinh ba Esperanza den o khi hanh huong tai day. Canh khu nha la hai cai gieng o cach nhau mot khoang.

Mot trong hai gieng la do tien tri Moses thoi Cuu Uoc hien ra va chi cho ba Esperanza dao lay nuoc. Ba ke la ong Mose noi ba hay lay cay gay ma danh vao da de co nuoc. Khi ba vua danh vao hon da lon thi nuoc ban tung toe nhu mot ong nuoc vua bi be ra. Tu do, nuoc van co deu. Nuoc o suoi nay rat ngon ngot, va co tac dung chua lanh binh tat.

Chung toi den cau nguyen o hang da Duc Me, va truoc nha Tam Chua o trong nguyen duong, roi ghe khu nha cua gia dinh ba. Ben kia con song co mot cay lon um tum, tren than cay co hinh dang cua Duc Me Maria bong Chua Giesu Hai Dong.

Cung tai day, ba Esperanza duoc thi kien de dao duoi dat va tim duoc mot cay thanh gia co xua. Ba dang cat giu cay thanh gia nay. Duc Me Maria da tien bao cho ba Esperanza biet day la mot vung thanh dia. Me con noi rang Chau My La Tinh (cac nuoc o Nam My) se la noi tru an cho toan the gioi.

CAC DOA HOA HONG KY DIEU TU LONG NGUC CUA BA ESPERANZA

Ba Esperanza co on rat dac biet la ba sinh ra tung nu hoa hong tu long nguc cua ba. Lan dau tien ba sinh hoa hong la khoang 1985. Luc ay, ba tuong rang minh bi con dau tim cap tinh. Co hai bac si o canh ba luc ay deu tuong ba bi dau tim. Con dau khung khiep. Tu tu, noi long nguc, da cua ba nut ra va doa hoa ra doi, con dong cac giot suong mai lap lanh. Nu hoa no ra tu tu.

Moi lan sinh hoa hong la ba dau don quan quai, y nhu nguoi ta dau trong khi sinh con. Khi doa hoa duoc nut ra thi ba met la. Ba thuong be ra tung canh hoa hong va trao tang cho nhung ai o chung quanh ba vao luc ay. Cac khach hanh huong da nhan duoc nhung canh hoa hong ky dieu ay. Ho tran quy cac canh hoa hong ay va dua cho nguoi binh ngui, thi binh nhan het binh ngay. Tinh den nay, ba da sinh duoc 15 doa hong. Khi duoc hoi tai sao ba lai chi sinh co 15 hoa hong ma thoi thi anh Leon noi: Do la tuong trung cho 15 mau nhiem: Nam Su Vui, Nam Su Thuong va Nam Su Mung. Nay da co the Nam Su Sang, chac la ba Esperanza con phai sinh them 5 doa hoa hong nua moi du.

Trong luc anh Leon ke chuyen ve canh hong ky dieu thi mot khach hanh huong cua nhom nguoi My khac la ba Dr. Rosalie Turton dung len ke cam nghiem chua lanh cua ba nhu sau:

"Truoc day, khi Dr. Rosalie dan phai doan hanh huong den Betania, ba bong dung bi binh, khong tho duoc. Luc ay, co ong Stan, nguoi thuc hien cuon phim video dau tien noi ve Duc Me Medjugorje, Nam tu, ong ta ben dua mot canh hoa hong ma ong duoc ba Esperanza tang, trong lan ba sinh hoa hong lan dau tien, de cho ba Rosalie ngui. Mot nguoi nua cung cho ba ngui canh hoa hong cuoi cua ba Esperanza. Roi ba Rosalie nho mot tu si ten Jim, sau nay la linh muc dat tay cau nguyen cho ba. The la ba het binh ngay.

Tien si Rosalie va anh Leon deu cong nhan gia tri chua lanh cua cac canh hoa hong ma ba Esperanza sinh ra tu long nguc cua ba.

Noi tom lai, Betania la noi thanh dia. Nhieu nguoi co the luc trong chinh quyen va cac thuong gia lam le muon chiem doat Betania de sinh loi loc, buon ban, nhung Duc Me bao ve noi nay that ky cang. Ho doi mua dat de lam thuong mai nhung gia dinh ba Esperanza cuong quyet tu choi, vi noi nay chi danh de cau nguyen, hanh huong, xin on chua lanh, ban niem hanh phuc va hy vong cho moi nguoi, chu khong phai la noi buon ban.

Anh Leon ke rang Duc Me Maria co noi voi ba Esperanza rang:

"Neu ho dung ap luc de xam chiem vung thanh dia nay thi Me se khong hien ra o day nua. Con di dau thi Me se di theo con."

Tren thuc te, co mot so ke gian tham, co am muu den toi thi ho deu bi nhung tai nan, rui ro hay tu bon ho thanh toan va giet chet nhau.

Tren day deu la nhung dieu chung toi cam nghiem, duoc chung kien va nghe de viet lai. Chung toi se lan luot dang tai nhung bai tuong thuat ve Betania trong tuong lai.

(Kim Hà, 6/4/04)

 

BAI 5:
Betania: Cảm Nghiệm của Dr. Allan Weilert về vùng Carrizal, nơi Đức Mẹ Maria hiện ra với các Nữ Tu

Dr. Allan Weilert, Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

We visited the apparition site at Carrizal on the first day of our pilgrimage. These events are under Church investigation and include apparitions of Our Lady to sisters in a convent not far from Los Teques where we will adore the Eucharistic Miracle. One interesting miracle that happens whenever Holy Mass is celebrated there is the falling of "escarchas" (frost), glitter-like metallic sparkles. We didn't see any there last year, but we didn't attend Mass there, either. You never know what the Lord has in store...

I'll bring some scotch tape to catch them if I spot any. Many silver escarchas fell on us in Betania on our first pilgrimage, just after we arrived. Will tell you the whole story on the bus! I have included a brochure with more information in your packet which I will distribute to you at the gate in Miami.

Also at Los Teques, the convent where the Eucharistic Miracle resides was founded by Madre Maria de San Jose, the first female Venezuelan to be beatified. There is a small museum a sister will show us, if one is available. Her presence is powerfully felt there. In addition to the stupendous grace of adoring the Eucharistic Miracle, one can experience Madre Maria de San Jose's intercession there, as well. So, we'll get all kinds of little "bonus" graces like this one! I am serious when I tell you to BE PREPARED FOR MIRACLES!

Loi noi dau cua dich gia: Bac Si Allan Weilert da den hanh huong Betania 5 lan. Lan dau tien vao nam 1995. Ong da cam nghiem duoc nhieu on lanh va phep la cua Thien Chua va Me Maria.Tu do, ong thuong xuyen den hanh huong Betania.

Sau day la loi ke cua ong ve cac phep la xay ra cho nhom cua ong trong cuoc hanh huong truoc day, khong phai la cuoc hanh huong nam 2004 vua qua. Day la tu vien cua cac nu tu o thanh pho co ten Carrizal, cach thu do Caracas khoang 1 gio lai xe. Noi nay duoc Duc Me Maria hien ra vao cac nam 1993 va 1994. Me ban phep la la co nhung tran mua (rain) nhung hat kim tuyen bang bac, nhu confetti roi xuong tren tat ca moi nguoi. Cac nu tu da tang cho moi khach hanh huong mot mieng giay nho co chua nhung hat kim tuyen lap lanh.

Chung toi da hanh huong tai mot noi khac ma Duc Me da hien ra vao nam 1993 va 1994. Do la vung Carrizal vao ngay dau cua cuoc hanh huong. Nhung hien tuong phep la nay dang duoc giao hoi dia phuong dieu tra. Vung nay o gan vung Los Teques, la noi co de phep la Thanh the Chua chay mau trong mot thanh le o Betania.

Nam 1995, khi chung toi dang du le thi nhung hat kim tuyen sang lap lanh roi xuong tren moi nguoi. Tuy nhien, nam ngoai (2003), chung toi co den vung nay, vi khong co thanh le nen chung toi khong duoc thay hien tuong mua hat kim tuyen nua.

Toi se mang bang dan (Scotch tape) de luom cac hat kim tuyen ay neu toi duoc thay lan nua. Rat nhieu kim tuyen rot tren chung toi trong cuoc hanh huong lan dau (1995) o Betania.

O vung Los Teques co mot tu vien do Me Be Tren Maria de San Jose thanh lap. Me Maria de San Jose la mot phu nu nguoi Venezuela dau tien duoc phong chan phuoc. Tai tu vien nay co mot khu bao tang nho de lai cac ky vat luu niem cua Me Thanh Maria de San Jose. Ai cung cam nhan su hien dien cua Me o tu vien. Ngoai viec chau Thanh The, ai cung cam nhan duoc su cau bau manh the cua Me Maria de San Jose tai do.

Tai tu vien nay co dat phep la Thanh The Chua chay mau khi cha Otty dang thanh le tai nha nguyen o Betania. Chung ta co nhieu on hue lam. Toi noi that khi bao cac ban hay chuan bi de don nhan tat ca cac phep la!

Allan Weilert. D.C. (thang 3/04)
Kim Hà dịch ngày 13/4/04

 

 

 

BAI 6:
Betania: Cảm Nghiệm của Dr. Allan Weilert được phát thanh trong Giờ Của Mẹ/Tin Yêu #129, ngày 18/4/04

Dr. Allan Weilert, Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

Nam dau tien (1995) khi chung toi den vieng Duc Me Maria tai Betania la vao dung ngay le kinh Long thuong xot Chua, tuc la Chua nhat thu nhat ngay sau le Phuc Sinh. Chua va Me da ban rat nhieu on lanh va phep la. Chung toi cau nguyen cho moi nguoi trong suot 5 tieng dong ho. Co rat nhieu phep la xay ra:

Mot ba noi dua mot dua chau trai co 7 tuoi cua ba den xin chung toi cau nguyen. Chau do khoang 7 tuoi. Chan cua chau teo lai, khong co bap thit. Ba den xin on Chua chua lanh cho chau ba. Toi hoi ba co tin la Chua Giesu chua lanh cho chau ba khong, thi ba dap: “Toi tin.” The la trong giay lat, doi chan dua be trai tro nen binh thuong. Be dung ngay len va di lai. Ba cua be khong cam duoc su vui mung, ong bat khoc nuc no. Tat ca moi nguoi deu khoc lon len. Ho la het va ngoi khen Chua het long. Ho qua vui mung khi duoc nhin thay phep la chua lanh cua Thien Chua, ngay dung ngay Le Kinh Long Thuong Xot Chua.

Me cua toi cung voi chung toi dat tay xin on chua lanh cho nhung ai xin chung toi cau nguyen cho. Chung toi cau nguyen bang tieng Anh, con ho la nhung nguoi dan ban xu, noi tieng Tay Ban Nha. Da co nhieu nguoi duoc on chua lanh, Chua chua nhieu nguoi ung thu duoc khoi binh.

Suot doi toi, toi se khong bao gio quen duoc phep la chua lanh lon lao cua Chua vao dip Dai Le Long Thuong xot. Sau do, chung toi thay mot con buom buom mau xanh that lon bay chung quanh. Roi buom bay di. Moi nguoi xum lai hoi xem tung tich con buom buom ay. Xong, tat ca cau nguyen de buom tro lai. Mot nguoi trong nhom noi voi toi rang:

”Duc Me vua ban cho anh mot mon qua dac biet! Duc Me tang cho anh mot nu hon do.”

Toi hoi lai ba:

“Chi noi cai gi?”

Ba ay dap:

“Hoi nay, toi thay con buom mau xanh dau ngay tren dau cua anh do.”

Me Maria da mac khai cho thi nhan Maria Esperanza rang: khi ba ay thay con buom mau xanh o dau thi noi do co su hien dien cua Me.Vi the, ai cung vui mung khi thay con buom mau xanh dau tren nguoi minh.

Tuy nhien, bac si Allan ket luan:

”Cac phep la huu hinh thi tot lam, nhung phep la lon nhat la su thay doi trai tim, den an nan hoi cai, tro ve voi Chua. Ai den day cung thay duoc su binh an thanh than trong tam hon, va do cung la mot mon qua lon nhat tu Thien Chua va Duc Me Maria.”

(Kim Hà, 13/4/04)

BAI 7:
Betania và vùng phụ cận Carrizal, nơi Đức Mẹ hiện ra

Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

Tai mot tu vien o vung Carrizal, Duc Me Maria da hien ra voi cac nu tu voi tuoc hieu: "Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of all Consecrated Souls.” Tam dich la: “Rat Thanh Duc Nu Dong Trinh Maria, Me cua cac Linh Hon Tan Hien.”

Sau day la loi ke cua cac nu tu tai Tu vien Carrizal:

Vao ngay 6 thang 2 nam 1993, sau khi cac nu tu chau Thanh The Chua, chung toi ra nha nguyen de tap hat cac bai nhac vinh danh Duc Me Maria. Khoang 7:20 pm, chung toi vo cung ngac nhien khi thay nhung vet sang lap lanh nhu kim tuyen mau xanh rot ngoai vuon. Ngay lap tuc, tat ca nhung ai hien dien luc ay deu thay Duc Me Maria hien ra va dung tren cay chuoi, cach cho chung toi dung do vai thuoc. Me di dong, doi ban tay Me mo ra, va doi mat Me huong len Troi. Chung toi nhin thay Me duoi nhieu tuoc hieu khac nhau.

Me co chieu cao binh thuong. Me toa anh sang chieu soi ca mot khu rung. Luong anh sang co mau trang va xanh. Mot nu tu muon den gan Me de nhin cho ro, nhung chi nghe mot tieng noi:

"Con dung lam nhu vay.”

Sau do, Duc Me noi qua chi nu tu nay rang: Me muon chung toi quy xuong, boi vi Me se ban cho chung toi mot on lanh. Chi nu tu quy han xuong va Duc Me Dong Trinh Thanh Thien gio tay len va chuc lanh cho chung toi. Chung toi tiep tuc cau nguyen va thay mot ngoi sao bay ra tu ao choang cua Duc Me roi rot xuong dat. Duc Me Maria o lai voi chung toi cho den 5:45 g sang ngay 7 thang 2 nam 1993.

Khoang 11:00 sang ngay 7 thang 2 nam 1993, chung toi giu thinh lang va den gan noi Duc Me Maria hien ra. Chung toi thay o khap khu vuon co day tran nhung manh bac sang lap lanh nhu kim tuyen.

Ngay hom sau, khi don dep nha cua, chung toi con tim duoc nhieu manh kim tuyen voi cac mau sac khac nhau o khap noi: tren san nha, trong cac phong, va tren cac buc tuong. Con duong duoc che phu bang lop bui kim tuyen giong nhu cac manh kim tuyen bang bac duoc thay noi Me hien ra.

Hien tuong kim tuyen lap lanh nay duoc lap lai nhieu lan trong cong dong cua chung toi. Duc Me ban mot thong diep vao ngay 9 thang 2 nam 1993 nhu sau:

"Su mac khai nay duoc bieu lo tren toan the gioi nhu mot dong suoi an sung va nhu la mot dau hieu noi len su hien dien va gan gui cua Me.”

Vao ngay 19 thang 2 nam 1993, Duc Me Maria xuat hien lan nua. Chung toi nhan thay co nhung ngoi sao bay qua truoc mat Me, roi xuong va de lai mot dau vet truoc khi bien mat. Cac ngoi sao khac sang lap lanh va bay cham cham nhu the bau troi o gan Duc Me. Duc Me phan tiep:

"Day la tuoc hieu cua Me: “Tat Thanh Duc Nu Dong Trinh Maria, Me cua cac Linh Hon Tan Hien.” Lan Me hien ra ay keo dai mai den 4:00 g sang ngay 20 thang 3 nam 1993.

Ke tu hom do tro di, Duc Me muon cho cac cong dong khac duoc biet cuoc hien ra cua Me, va nguoi ta bat dau viet ra cac cam nghiem. Trong cac thong diep cua Me, Me noi ro rang noi day la "Khu rung nho cua Me”, la noi de cau nguyen va suy gam.

Cac thong diep dau tien cua Duc Me la de danh cho cac linh hon tan hien (Linh muc va tu si nam nu). Me cung moi goi cac giao dan hay cau nguyen va cau bau cho cac bac tu tri. Trong thong diep thu 10, vao ngay 23 thang 12 nam 1993, Duc Me phan:

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai be nho cua Me, O cac noi hien ra cua Me, cac con den tim Me bang con mat cua the xac, nhung khong tim Me bang con mat cua linh hon hay bang tam hon cua cac con. Dieu nay lam cho trai tim cac con cam thay minh uong cong. Lam sao cac con co the thay Me khi cac con chi co duc tin it oi? Neu cac con de cho tam linh tro nen lanh dam, cac con se khong the cam thay Me o ben cac con va trong linh hon cac con.”

Trong thong diep thu 11, Duc Me giai thich ve su menh cua Me:

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai be nho cua Me, voi tinh yeu va niem vui chan chua, Me bay to cho cac con biet su menh cua Me, de roi cac con duoc tran day tinh yeu cua Me va cac con to cho toan the gioi. Hoi cac con nho be, Vuong Mien cua Me bieu hien Thanh The Chua vi do la luong thuc va trung tam cua doi song cac con. Ao trang cua Me co gan cac ngoi sao, vi do la anh sang chieu qua Me de den cac con. Trang hat Man coi cua Me la day xich buoc chat cac con voi Me, cung la con duong dan dua cac con den Thien dang. Cay Thanh gia noi chuoi kinh Man Coi la su than phuc vo dieu kien cua doi song cac con. Luong anh sang la nhung an sung ma Con cua Me ban tang cho cac con, qua Me. Con cua Me la Chua Giesu, voi doi tay mo rong va doi mat Ngai gan chat vao su than phuc toan ven cua cac con. Ngai chao don cac con hiep nhat lam mot trong Thanh Tam Ngai. Me che cho cac con trong ao choang cua Me.”

Vao ngay 6 thang 2 nam 1994, dung vao le ky niem mot nam ke tu ngay Duc Me hien ra, Duc Me phan:

"Hoi cac con va con gai nho be cua Me, cac con hay dua cac con cai nho be cua Me den va hiep nhat voi cac con, den Ben Cang Cua On Cuu Do vao moi ngay thu sau. Hay suy niem va cau nguyen de cu hanh Thanh Le cua Con Yeu Dau Me. Hay cau nguyen cho cac y chi? cua Me. Me giu gin cac con trong Mau Tam cua Me.”

(Kim Hà, 13/4/04)

Vị Giám Mục Venezuela Được Chứng Kiến Các Phép Lạ Ở Betania

Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

Duc Giam muc o vung thanh dia Betania, nuoc Venezuela, Nam My da xac nhan rang chinh Ngai chung kien nhieu phep la thieng lieng chung quanh ba Maria Esperanza, mot nha than bi thi nhan 74 tuoi o noi nay. Day la dieu dang chu y vi Ngai da xac nhan su hien linh cua viec Duc Me hien ra, trong khi do, rat it giam muc chung thuc viec Duc Me hien ra, ma chi co cac giao huu la nguoi lam chung ma thoi.

Duc Cha Pio Bello Ricardo von la mot tam ly gia da tuyet bo rang Ngai nhin thay nhung hien tuong sieu nhien khi o quanh ba Esperanza. Ngai lam chung nhu sau:

Toi nhin thay va ngui duoc mui mo hoi co huong thom hoa hong toat ra tu nguoi cua ba. Toi cam nhan sau sa. Mo hoi co huong hoa hong thom ngat. Toi thay mot lop mong bang vang kim nhu che doi tay, khuon mat va toan than cua ba. Toi duoc chung kien ba duoc nang len cao khoi mat dat. Toi cung co nhieu chung tu cua cac khach hanh huong noi ve viec ba thay doi hinh dang, ve hien tuong nam dau thanh noi ba, vao dip le thu sau Tuan Thanh. Toi cung da nhin thay Thanh The Chua treo lo lung tren khong khi."

Duc Giam muc Ricardo da tham khao voi toa Thanh Vatican nam 1987, truoc khi ngai tuyen bo cong tan su that ve viec Duc Me hien ra tai Betania, gan thanh pho lon nhat cua nuoc Venezuela la Caracas.

Ngai noi tiep:

"Toi da noi chuyen hai lan voi Duc Hong Y Joseph Ratzinger. Ngai khong co y can thiep. Chung toi da ban luan ve Betania . Toi da trinh voi Duc Giao Hoang ve viec nay. Toa thanh da va dang quan sat ve thu tuc cong nhan. Duc Giao Hoang noi rang day co the la dau hieu cua thoi dai, vi co nhieu noi Duc Me dang hien ra, dien hinh nhu tai Medjugorje. Ngai de nghi toi hay doc mot tac pham noi ve Medjugorje, do linh muc Rene Laurentin viet.

"Toi rat vui long vi Duc GH tin tuong rang hien tuong Me hien ra o Medjugorje la su that. Toi da giai thich cho Ngai ve su kien Me hien ra tai Betania va cac thong diep chinh cua Duc Me lien quan den viec hoa giai. Ngai can dan toi hay can than, va day co the la dau hieu cua moi thoi dai bat on. Duc Giao hoang noi rang Chua Thanh Than dang su dung Duc Me nhu mot dung cu truyen ba Tin Mung cho toan the gioi."

Dai da so cac vi giam muc cua nuoc Venezuela deu chap nhan quyet dinh cong nhan Betania. Chung ta dang song trong mot thoi dai ky thuat, khong co duc tin. Chung ta khong song trong thoi ky Trung co, khi moi nguoi deu chap nhan viec Me hien ra. Bay gioi, ngay ca mot so giam muc va cac tu si cung khogn tin viec Me hien ra. Noi day, chi co 2 vi giam muc khong cong nhan Venezuela ma thoi Tong so cac linh muc o nuoc toi la co chung 36, 37 giam muc."

Cung nen nhac lai, ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976, ba Maria Esperanza lan dau tien thay Duc Me Maria xuat hien tren mot ngon doi nho, cach Caracase chung mot gio lai xe. Tam nam sau do, ngay 25/3 nam1984, Duc Me Maria da hien ra them bay lan, va co den 108 nguoi duoc chung kien. Sau do, nguoi ta viet chung tu bao cao va gui cho Duc Giam muc Ricardo. Hien nay, ngai nhan duoc 550 chung tu song dong ve cac on la va on chua lanh, trong do co ca chung tu cua mot vi dai tuong quan doi Venezuela.

Duc GM Ricardo tiep:

"Toi khong the noi chinh xac ve con so nhung nguoi duoc nhin thay Duc Me, boi vi co rat nhieu nguoi chung kien viec Me hien ra nhung khong bao cao voi toa Giam Muc. Toi phong chung co khoang tu 1 ngan den 2 ngan nguoi duoc thi kien Duc Me Maria tai Betania. Toi cung biet chac rang co mot so it tuong rang minh thi kien Duc Me, nhung thuc su, ho chi tuong tuong ma thoi."

Truoc khi giao quyen cong nhan su thuc cua viec Duc Me hien ra tai Betania thi vao thap nien 1930, giao quyen nuoc Bi cung cong nhan su kien Duc Me hien ra tai vung Beauraing. Sau Betenia, giao quyen cong nhan mot so viec Duc Me hien ra tai Kibeho, Rwanda va Munagua, Nicaragua. Giao quyen cung da cong nhan mot phan cac noi hien ra khac o Nuoc A Can Dinh(Argentian) va Nhat Ban. Den nay, giao quyen chua cong nhan Me hien ra o Medjugorje, Nam tu vi Me van con tiep tuc hien ra ma chua cham dut.

Duc Giam Muc Ricardo noi rang ngai khong chi don gian chap nhan cac thong diep Duc Me tai Betania ma con la cac viec Me hien ra nua.

Ngai noi:

"That su, toi khong thay co su kho khan nao vi toi biet chac day la su kien that, rat quan trong, co the tin tuong duoc. Ngai cho biet ba Maria Esperanza thuong noi len cac su kien quan trong va dang ngac nhien. Do la vi ba co kha nang doc duoc cac linh hon va biet duoc cac bien co se xay ra trong tuong lai."

Duc GM Ricardo con cho biet rang 2 vi bac si da gui cho ngai cac chung tu cua ho ve viec mot doa hoa hong no ro tu long nguc cua ba Esperanza trong 15 truong hop khac nhau. Day la hien tuong sieu nhien dang ngac nhien va kho tin, ma da xay ra, ke tu sau thoi dai cua cha Thanh Padre Pio. Co nhieu nhan chung tri thuc chung kien hien tuong hoa hong no tu long nguc cua nha than bi Esperanza nay, ke ca mot nhom quay phim Truyen hinh va mot xuong ngon vien truyen hinh.

Duc GM Ricardo tiep:

"Dung tren phuong dien tam ly, toi khong the giai thich duoc tai sao su kien ay lai xay ra? Tai sao mot doa hoa hong lai no ra tu long nguc cua mot con nguoi? Lam sao ta co the giai thich theo khoa hoc tu nhien duoc? Toi thanh thuc khong the giai thich su kien ay va nhieu su kien sieu nhien khac dang xay ra tai Betania theo loi giai thich khoa hoc duoc. Toi chi co the ket luan rang do la cac hien tuong sieu nhien thieng lieng.

"Ba Esperanza la mot nguoi tin huu rat tot. Ba thuong hay cau nguyen suot dem dai. Ba co mot long thuong yeu cao ca. Ba luon giup do nguoi khac trong moi tinh huong. Ba luon san sang de dua doi tay ra nang do nguoi khac."

Khi duoc hoi lieu Vatican da duoc thong bao moi chi tiet ve thi nhan Esperanza khong thi Duc GM Ricardo dap:

"Toi da bao cao moi chi tiet lien quan den ba Esperanza. Moi lan den Roma, toi deu thong bao cho Toa Thanh biet moi su ve ba Esperanza."

(Kim Hà, 9/12/03)

Cảm Nghiệm của Bác Sĩ Allan Weilert, Kansas, USA

Kim Hà

Day la chuyen hanh huong lan thu 5 cua toi den Betania, Venezuela, Nam My. Moi lan toi den vung Sancturario, toi cam thay nhu minh duoc len Thien Dang. Niem hoan lac, su binh an va su hien dien cua Thien Chua lan toa khap vung. Toi se viet ve cac cuoc Duc Me Maria hien ra o Betania, cung nhu cac cau chuyen ve phep la Thanh The.

Luc truoc, toi la mot thay Dong Phanxico, cung mot Dong tu voi cac tu si dang phu trach giao xu Medjugorje. Chua da chuc lanh nen toi huong dan cac phai doan hanh huong den La Ma, Assisi, Fatima, Avila, Garabandal, Lo Duc, Guadalupe va Betania. Rat nhieu on lanh Chua da ban xuong cho chung toi, qua cac cuoc hanh huong voi duc tin nay.

Boi vi toi doi dau voi mot cuoc chien thieng lieng cua phe ta giao Santeria, toi suyt chet vao nam 1989. Thien Chua thuong xot toi va toi phai nam nha thuong trong 8 thang. Toi dang binh phuc mot cach cham chap. Nhung cam ta Chua, toi co the di dung va lam viec la mot bac si chinh xuong o Kansas.

Toi hoat dong tich cuc trong phong trao Canh Tan Dac Sung gan 30 nam nay. Toi tin rang phong trao ve Chua Thanh Than dem lai an sung doi dao cho giao hoi. Long thuong xot Chua da dan dat toi bat dau thanh lap mot cong dong moi cho moi nguoi ton tho va song voi tinh than Long Thuong xot Chua, nhu Ngai da to lo cho Thanh Faustina. Cong viec cua Chua dang phat trien. Chung ta hay cau nguyen cho nhau!

Trong long thuong xot Chua,
Allan

Testimony Of Dr Allan Weilert, Kansas, USA (March 4, 2004)

You can read the highlights here:

This is my 5th trip to Betania, Venezuela, and everytime I'm in the Sancturario, it's like I've been transported to Heaven itself. Such joy, peace, and presence of the Lord permeate the place. Hopefully, I'll have a written account of the Betania apparitions, as well as the story behind the Eucharistic Miracle in your pilgrimage packets.

I am a former Franciscan brother, of the same community of the good friars of Medjugorje. God has blessed me to have led pilgrimages there, to Rome and Assisi, Fatima, Avila, Garabandal, Lourdes, Guadalupe, and of course to Betania. So many graces have flowed as a result of these journeys of faith.

Due to a struggle concerning spirtual warfare with a Santeria cult, I almost died in 1989. The Lord had mercy on me and I survived after 8 months in the hospital. My recovery has been slow, but thank God, I can walk and do my work as a chiropractor here in Kansas.

Like Kim, I have been involved in the charismatic renewal for nearly 30 years now. I believe this movement of the Spirit is a tremendous grace for the Church.

His Mercy has moved me to begin the process of founding a new religious community for men devoted to living the Divine Mercy spirituality as revealed to St. Faustina. His work is gradually unfolding.

In His Mercy,
Allan

(Kim Hà, 2/3/04)

 

 

BAI 1:
Đức Mẹ Hiện Ra Tại Betania,
Nước Venezuela, Nam Mỹ

Kim Hà

Chung toi duoc Duc Me Maria keu goi den Betania vao thang 3 nam 2004 de thuc su cam nhan su hien dien cua Me tai vung dat Nam My nay. Vi the, chung toi se lan luot tuong trinh den quy vi nhung dieu ma chung toi da doc, thay, nghe, va cam nhan tai vung thanh dia Betania, noi ma giao hoi da cong nhan.

BetaniaI. Betania la noi ma Duc Me Maria da hien ra.

Betania la mot vung trang trai o giua cac thanh pho Cua va San Casimiro, thuoc tieu bang Miranda, nuoc Venezuela, Nam My. Trang trai nay cach thu do Caracas khoang hon 1 tieng dong ho lai xe.

Noi nay co mot hang da o duoi chan doi, dang sau la mot rung cay thua. Chinh tai day, Duc Me da hien ra voi thi nhan Maria Esperanza Medrano de Bianchini.

Lan dau tien ma Duc Me hien ra voi thi nhan Maria Esperanza la ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976, tinh den nay la 28 nam (2004). Me hien ra tren dinh hang da, ben canh mot giong suoi dang chay nuoc. Duc Me Maria hien ra voi day anh sang va Me tu xung mot tuoc hieu moi:

"Duc Me Maria, Duc Trinh Nu va Me, Dang Hoa giai cac dan toc va cac quoc gia."

Sau lan hien ra ay, Duc Me tiep tuc hien ra voi ba Esperanza trong suot 8 nam, mai cho den ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1984. Hom ay, Duc Me cho hon 108 nguoi duoc thay Me ro rang.

Tu ngay 25/31984, Duc Giam Muc cua giao phan Los Teques, la Duc Cha Pio Bello, bat dau dieu tra trong suot ba nam. Sau khi tham do y kien cua Duc Giao Hoang Gioan Phaolo de nhi, Duc Giam Muc chap nhan cuoc hien ra cua Duc Me. Ngai tuyen bo cuoc hien ra nay la that va den tu Thien Chua. Sau do, ngai tuyen bo rang trang trai Betania la noi thanh dia, noi de moi nguoi den hanh huong, cau nguyen, suy niem va lanh nhan cac phep bi tich.

II. Thong diep cua Duc Me Maria:

Cac thong diep cua Duc Me Maria ban o Betania cung tuong tu nhu cac thong diep ma Me da bano nhung noi hien ra khac tren toan the gioi, chang han nhu: La Salette, Rue De Bac, Lo Duc, Fatima, San Giovanni, Beauraing, Banneaux. Duc Giao Hoang Gioan Phaolo de nhi cung ban cho the gioi cac thong diep tuong tu. Voi thoi gian, cac thong diep nay tro nen khan cap.

Qua cac thong diep, Duc Me nai ni the gioi nhu sau:

1. Hay chap nhan cac thong diep cua Me voi tinh yeu va su hoa giai. Hay moi goi tat ca moi nguoi tro nen cac Su gia cua su Hoa Giai.

2. Hieu tam quan trong cua viec cac gia dinh song hop nhat vo nhau va tam quan trong cua viec cau nguyen, gia dinh cung cau nguyen, dac biet la viec cau nguyen bang chuoi kinh Man Coi.

3. Hay cam nghiem su quan trong cua Bi tich Thanh The vi do chinh la su hien dien dich thuc cua Chua Kito. Hay Khuyen khich viec Chau Thanh the noi cac nha tho.

4. Hay cam nghiem tam quan trong cua cac phep bi tich khac, dac biet la bi tich Hoa Giai, tuc la phep giai toi va Bi tich Minh Mau Thanh Chua.

5. Hay cung nhau tham gia su menh truyen ba Tin Mung. Hay chia se cam nghiem ve cac tin dieu Kito Giao va doi song nguoi Ki To Huu bang loi song guong mau cua minh. Hay tham gia va cac hoat dong Thanh Thien, Tong truyen cua giao hoi Cong giao La Ma.

6. Hay vang loi, song tot lanh, de Chua lam viec qua minh, va song don so, tu nhien.

III. Thi Nhan Maria Esperanza:

Theo loi cua Duc Giam Muc Pio Bello thi ba Maria Esperanza de Bianchini la mot thi nhan chinh trong viec Duc Me hien ra tai Betania. Ba la mot Ki to huu guong mau va co soi doi song cau nguyen tham sau. Thien Chua da ban cho ba rat nhieu dac sung cao trong, chang han nhu dac sung khuyen giai nguoi khac. Vi the, khi nhung ai den tim ba de xin loi huong dan va khuyen bao, ba thuong khong bao gio tu choi. Tat ca nhung on phuc ma Chua ban cho ba thuong khong lam cho ba sao lang nhiem vu cua nguoi me tot hay nhiem vu cua nguoi noi tro trong gia dinh. Ba Maria Esperanza co 7 nguoi con va 18 nguoi chau noi ngoai.

Tu khi con nho, ba Esperanza da duoc Chua Giesu va Duc Me hien ra voi ba. Cac Ngai da noi cho ba biet su menh cua ba la truyen ba cac thong diep cho toan the gioi. De thuc hien su menh truyen ba tin mung nay, ba da di du lich toan quoc Venezuela va toan the gioi. Gan day, ba cang du lich the gioi nhieu hon vi co nhieu noi moi ba den. Ba thuong du lich voi gia dinh.

Hien nay, nhieu dai hoi Cong giao noi ve cac thong diep cua Duc Me Maria va loan truyen cac thong diep cua Me lien quan den viec hoa giai, voi tuoc hieu cua Me o Betania:

"Duc Me Maria, Duc Trinh Nu va Me, Dang Hoa giai cac dan toc va cac quoc gia."

IV: Loi nhan xet cua Duc Giam Muc dia Phuong: Duc Cha Pio Bello:

"Tai Betania, co khoang tu 1 ngan den 2 ngan nguoi da duoc nhin thay Duc Me Maria hien ra. Tuy nhien, thi nhan chinh van la ba Maria Esperanza. Co nhieu ly do de chung minh rang ba Esperanza la thi nhan chinh:

1. Ba la nguoi thu nhat duoc thay Duc Me Maria hien ra vao ngay 25/3/1976.

2. Ba nhien thay Duc Me hien ra nhieu lan truoc nam 1984. Nam 1984, Duc Me da hien ra cho khoang tu 1 ngan den 2 ngan nguoi duoc thay.

3. Ba Esperanza nhan duoc nhieu thong diep cua Duc Me, truoc khi Me hien ra. Me cho ba biet truoc ve mot noi thanh dia noi Me se hien ra.

4. Ba Esperanza da duoc han hanh thi kien viec Me hien ra nhieu lan. Thong thuong, cac thi nhan chi duoc nhin thay Me it lan thoi. Da so cac thi nhan chi duoc nhin thay Duc Me mot lan ma thoi. Dang nay, ba da thi kien Duc Me rat nhieu lan.

5. Ba Esperanza la mot nguoi co on khuyen giai, nen nhieu nhom nguoi da nghe theo loi khuyen giai va su huong dan cua ba trong doi song thieng lieng, khi ho den vieng tham Duc Me Maria tai Betania.

Do do, ba Maria Esperanza duoc xem la thi nhan chinh cua cuoc hien ra tai Betania. Toi biet ba tu nam 1984. Tu truoc, toi khong duoc vinh hanh biet ba. Theo y toi thi ba la mot nguoi Kito Huu tot, co doi song cau nguyen tham sau va co on khuyen giai cho nhung ai den voi ba de xin ba cau nguyen hay xin loi khuyen cua ba. Ba la mot thi nhan cua cuoc hien ra. Xin Chua chuc lanh cho ba ve nhung dieu tot lanh ma ba da lam qua cac loi khuyen ma ba da giup nhung ai den gap ba."

(Kim Hà, 1/4/04)

BAI 2:
Betania: "Mẹ Đến Để Hoà Giải Mọi Dân Tộc"

Kim Hà

" Day la dieu ma Thien Chua doi hoi noi ban: chi chung ay thoi, la hanh dong cong chinh, yeu men diu dang, va buoc di khiem nhuong voi Thien Chua cua ban." (Micah 6:8)

Neu mot nguoi nao do duoc nhieu on la thi do la ba Maria Esperanza Bianchini. Ngay tu khi con la mot be gai, be Maria da co nhieu cam nghiem than bi va khac thuong. Bay gio, ba da duoc 75 tuoi doi, co chong va co 7 con. Ba con la nguoi duoc 5 dau thanh Chua xuat hien vao moi thu sau Tuan Thanh. Nguoi ta da thay ba duoc nhac bong len cao trong Thanh le. Ba cung duoc noi chuyen voi Duc Me Maria nhieu lan. Hang chuc bac sy Y Khoa da chung kien Nam Dau Thanh cua ba. Nhieu nguoi than quen da nhin thay ba o mot luc hai noi. Cac con cua ba thuong thay ba chim sau trong loi cau nguyen moi toi va co hao quang bao boc chung quanh ba, moi khi ba cau nguyen.

Vao nam 1976, hai nam sau khi Maria mua mot trang trai gan lang Cua, mot noi goi la Finca Betania, ba nhan duoc mot thi kien ve Duc Me. Me Maria noi voi ba:

" Con se nhin thay Me tren manh dat ma con mua."

Ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976 la le Truyen Tin, khi ba Maria va khoang 30 nguoi, gom cac ban be va gia dinh, dang suy niem ve cuoc doi cua Chua Kito truoc mot hang da nho ma ho da tim thay trong trang trai nay. Bong dung, Duc Me Maria hien ra va noi:

" Con oi, Me ban cho con mot phan cua Thien Dang. Day la Lo Duc cua vung Betania o Nuoc Venezuela. Day la noi danh cho tat ca moi nguoi, khong phai chi danh cho nguoi Cong giao thoi dau."

Tu do, Duc Me Maria hien ra lien tiep. Moi dau Me hien ra voi mot so nguoi, roi hang chuc nguoi khac deu duoc thi kien Duc Me Maria tai vung Betania. Nam 1984, Duc Me cho biet ly do Me hien ra tai Betania trong mot thong diep nhu sau:

" Me den de hoa giai moi nguoi, de tim kiem ho, ban cho ho duc tin, vi duc tin da bien mat trong su on ao. Mot cuoc thuc tinh se xay ra. Thong diep cua Me gom duc tin, tinh yeu va niem hy vong. Hon tat ca moi dieu, thong diep cua Me dem lai su hoa giai giua cac dan toc va cac quoc gia. Do le dieu duy nhat co the cuu the ky nay khoi chien tranh va su chet doi doi…Neu cac con khong thay doi va hoan cai doi song, thi cac con se bi dau kho boi lua, chien tranh va su chet."

Qua cac cuoc hien ra ke tiep, Duc Me Maria noi voi ba Maria rang nhan loai dang doi dien voi thoi diem quyet dinh vao giua thap nien 1990's. Se co su nguy hiem lon lao giua A Chau va Cong San Lien Xo. Vao thap nien 1970, Duc Me Maria noi voi ba Maria rang Nga So se hanh dong mot cach dang ngac nhien, ma khong ai ngo duoc trong thoi ky quyet dinh. Duc Me canh cao nhan loai rang:

" Se co mot giai doan vi dai cua ngay anh sang. Luong tam cua nhan loai se run so va se tro lai trat tu. Ho se hien dang moi su len Chua Giesu de den ta nhung su phan boi ma cac toi nhan da xuc pham den Chua hang ngay…"

Nam 1987, giao hoi Cong giao da tham dinh cuoc hien ra, cac loi tien tri, anh sang huyen nhiem, cac mui thom va on chua lanh xay ra o Betania. Sau hon 10 ngam dieu tra, Duc Giam muc Bello Ricardo tuyen bo:

" Sau khi da lien tuc nghien cuu ve cuoc Hien ra cua Duc Thanh Nu Dong Trinh Maria o Betania, sau khi cau khan Thien Chua de Ngai ban cho on phan bien, toi tuyen bo rang day la cuoc hien ra that, co su hien dien than thieng. Toi chinh thuc cong nhan noi hien ra nay la dat thanh…"

De chung thuc su dieu tra cua Duc Giam muc so tai, mot hien tuong huyen nhiem xay ra vao buoi toi canh thuc ngay le Duc Me Vo Nhiem Nguyen Toi, 8 thang 12 nam 1991. Linh muc Otty Ossa, giam doc linh huong cua ba Maria va cung la vi linh muc tuyen uy cua Betania, luc dang cu hanh thanh le o nguyen duong canh hang da Duc Me, thi Minh Thanh Chua bat dau chay mau trong tay cha Otty. Cha Otty giai thich:

" Toi be Banh Thanh ra bon mieng. Khi toi nhin xuong dia thanh, toi khong the tin duoc o mat minh. Toi nhin thay mot vet mau o tren Banh Thanh. Noi Banh Thanh co mau bat dau tuon chay ra. Sau Thanh le, toi dem Minh Thanh Chua va giu kin trong Cung Thanh.Ngay hom sau, vao luc 6 gio sang, toi quan sat Minh Thanh, toi nhan thay Mau kho lai. Tuy nhien, cho den nay, Mau Thanh Chua van con tuoi. Mot dieu la la Mau Chua chi o mot ben, chu khong chay sang mat ben kia cua Banh Thanh mong manh ay."

Phep la Thanh The da xay ra o Betania, mot hien tuong Thanh da xay ra de chung minh la Betania la noi Thanh dia, dong thoi cung nhan manh su hien dien that cua Chua Giesu trong Minh Thanh. Nguoi ta quay video mau thanh. Nguoi ta thu nghiem va ket luan rang do la mau cua con nguoi. Mau dong lai o giua Banh Thanh da duoc be ra.

Mot truong hop tuong tu da xay ra tai vung Stich, Duc Quoc, vao nam 1970. Tai day, mot Minh Thanh Chua chay mau lam uot cac mieng khan tren ban thanh cua ngoi nguyen duong ten Bavarian. Cac linh muc gui cac khan thanh da dinh Mau Thanh Chua di thu nghiem o Dai hoc Zurich. Nguoi ta da phan tich bang 4 phuong phap khac nhau. Ket qua la mau cua nguoi.

Duc Me Maria noi voi nhung ai tin rang Me dang hien ra tai Betania nhu sau:

" Cac con hay tha thu cho nhau. Yeu thuong nhau. Phuc vu lan nhau. Cau nguyen cho giao hoi. Cau nguyen cho cac linh muc. Hoi cac con nho be, hay tro lai voi cac phep bi tich. Hay xung thu toi loi khi mat troi con choi sang. Hay hy sinh chinh minh de nguoi toi loi duoc on hoan cai va de cho the gioi duoc hoa binh. Tat ca cac con deu la con cua Thien Chua. Chua yeu thuong tat ca cac con."

Viec Me Maria hien ra o Betania chung to rang Thien Dang da tim moi cach de co gang danh thuc tat ca chung ta, de moi nguoi den tho lay su hien dien cua Chua Giesu noi Bi Tich Thanh The. Me cung khan khoai keu goi chung ta hay sua doi cach song truoc khi moi su tro nen tre.

(Kim Hà, 2/4/04)

BAI 3:
Betania: Nơi Đức Mẹ Hiện Ra Được Giáo Hội Công Nhận

Lm Jose Luis Urrutia, SJ
Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

Loi dich gia: Linh muc Jose Luis Urrutia, Dong Ten khi duoc 42 tuoi, dang la Giao Su tai Dai hoc Canon Law o Madrid, Tay Ban Nha thi ngai tro nen te liet, khi dang lai xe. Du bi liet va phai nam tren giuong, nhung ngai van tiep tuc hoat dong bang cach viet sach va lam giam doc cho nhieu tap chi viet ve cac van de ton giao thieng lieng.

Ngay 21 thang 11 nam 1987, Duc Giam Muc Pio Bello Richardo, Giam muc cua Giao phan Los Teques da chinh thuc cong nhan Betania la noi thanh dia, noi ma Duc Me Dong Trinh Maria da hien ra de ban thong diep cho nhan loai. Duc Cha cho biet la sau khi da phong van khoang 200 thi nhan va xem xet 381 ban tuong trinh ve cam nghiem cua cac khach hanh huong, ngai da de trinh len Duc Giao Hoang Gioan Phaolo de nhi, va ngai tuyen bo cong nhan viec Duc Me hien ra tai noi nay.

1. NHUNG CUOC HIEN RA DAU TIEN:

Cuoc hien ra dau tien vao ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976, luc 8g 30 sang, tai mot trang trai rong 200 mau tay co ten la Betania. Do la mot don dien trong mia, ca phe va cacao. Nhung ngoi nha cu ky van con do. Gio day, Betania co day cay rung, dong co, doi xanh, co suoi nuoc va co mot dong song nho ten la Tarma. Khi hau o day khoang 25 den 30 do C. Thinh thoang co gio thoi.

Betania o cach pho Cua chung 12 cay so, thuoc giao phan Duc Me Man Coi, tieu bang Miranda. Cach thu do Caracas chung 1 tieng ruoi lai xe, neu di tren xa lo. Ba Maria Esperanza la thi nhan va cung la chu nhan cua trang trai Betania.

Duc Me Maria hien ra tren 1 cay lon, ben canh trien doi, noi co giong suoi. Phia duoi tao thanh thac nuoc. Khi nguoi ta muc nuoc nay dem ve uong thi duoc nhieu on chua lanh.

Luc dau, chi co ba Maria Esperanza thay Duc Me Maria, mac du co 80 nguoi khac dung day deu thay may bao phu ngon doi va mot luong anh sang chan hoa, cung voi hien tuong mat troi quay.

Den ngay 22/8/1976, moi nguoi dat cay thanh gia tren cay ma Me hien ra vi Duc Me yeu cau ho lam nhu vay. Tiep theo do, vao ngay 25/3, 1/5, 2/5 va 3/5/1977, Duc Me lai hien ra voi mot minh ba Maria Esperanza, nhung cac nguoi khac thi thay may va hien tuong mat troi quay.

Ngay 25/3/1978, ngoai ba Maria Esperanza ra, con co 15 nguoi khac nhin thay Duc Me Maria. Ho con thay hien tuong mat troi quay va mat troi nhu muon tien den gan ho.

Ngay 25/3/1984, dung ngay Chua nhat, co 150 nguoi cung di voi ba Maria Esperanza den du mot thanh le lo thien. Luc ay, tat ca moi nguoi deu thay Duc Me dung tren thac nuoc. Sau do, co 108 nguoi lam chung voi chu ky la ho thay Duc Me hien ra voi 7 tuoc hieu khac nhau, trong suot 3 gio va 15 phut. Me hien ra duoi tuoc hieu Duc Me Lo Duc, Duoc Me nui Camelo, Duc Me ban on, va sau cung, Me bong Chua Giesu Hai Dong tren tay phai cua Me, nhu muon ban Ngai cho tat ca moi nguoi. Canh tuong sau cung ay keo dai suot 35 phut. Khi Me bien di, moi cay coi nhu bung chay. Moi nguoi cam thay phan khoi va mong uoc thay doi doi song cua ho.

Tu day tro di, Me hien ra lien tiep, nhat la vao ngay thu bay, Chua nhat va cac ngay le kinh Duc Me Maria. Theo ban bao cao cua Duc Giam Muc dia phuong thi co tu 500 den 1000 nguoi duoc thi kien Duc Me Maria hien ra.

2. SU DAN THAN CUA GIAO HOI:

Duc Giam Muc Bello ke lai nhu sau:

"Ke tu khi co cuoc hien ra lan dau, nguoi ta thanh lap nhung nhom den cau nguyen tai Betania. Nguoi ta tu hop vao cac ngay cuoi tuan de cau nguyen va suy niem. Luc ay, vi giam muc duong nhiem la Duc Cha Juan Jose Bernal da cho phep giao huu dang thanh le tai Betania. Chinh ngai cung dang thanh le tai vung thanh dia nay. Dac biet de giup cho cac lang lan can. Trong khoang thoi gian tu 1976 den 1984, mot cuoc dieu tra duoc thanh hinh. Duoc su chuc phuc cua ngai, ngay 8 thang 12, nam 1977, mot hang da cua Betania duoc dang hien cho Duc Me Lo Duc.

Vi nhieu nguoi duoc thi kien Duc Me Maria hien ra ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1984, nen ho da hang hai lam chung, bang loi noi va bai viet, da lam cho Duc Cha Bello phai dich than dieu tra, du truoc do ngai thu that la da nghi ngo ve su that. Sau ba nam, ngai chap nhan day la noi thanh dia.

Trong mot la thu gui cho Linh muc Rene Laurentin, Duc Cha Bello viet nhu sau:

"Nhung ai den noi hien ra nay deu co them duc tin manh me. Doi song Kito huu cua ho tot hon. Nhung ai chua bao gio cau nguyen thi nay biet lan chuoi Man Coi moi ngay. Nhung ai khong di le hang tuan, bay gio di le thuong xuyen. Ho xung toi va chiu Minh Thanh Chua. Co nhieu su hoan cai rat ro rang. Nhung ai den xung toi noi nay, deu thay doi. Toi cung cam nhan duoc dieu ay. Ai cung cam nghiem su doi moi trong noi tam. Cuoc hien ra cua Duc Me Maria da lam cho ho den gan Chua hon, va ho canh tan trong cuoc song Kito huu.

Do cung la nho vao loi cau nguyen, nho nuoc suoi lay tu thac nuoc. Nuoc suoi nay chang nhung chua lanh phan tam linh ma con chua lanh the xac nua. Day la nhung chung tu chua lanh: Nguoi ta duoc chua lanh binh ung thu tram trong o trai than. Hai truong hop duoc chua lanh binh bao tu. Binh dau tu cung duoc lanh, khong phai giai phau. Nhieu binh nan y duoc chua lanh. Toi da nhan duoc cac giay chung nhan cua nhieu bac sy Y Khoa xac nhan binh nhan cua ho duoc chua lanh cach ky dieu."

3. THI NHAN MARIA ESPERANZA:

Nguoi thi nhan chinh cua Betania la ba Maria Esperanza. Ba sinh ngay 22 thang 11 nam 1928, tai lang San Rafael de Barrancas, thuoc tieu bang Monagas, giao phan Ciudat Bolivas, nuoc Venezuela. Cha me cua ba la ong Aniceto Medrano, buon ban, va ba Maria Filomena Parra Sifontes. Gia dinh ong ba co 3 con trai va 2 con gai. Khi ba Maria Esperanza moi duoc 2 tuoi thi cha cua ba qua doi. Tu do gia dinh ba den Ciudad Bolivar de sinh song o do. Luc ba Maria duoc 10 tuoi thi gia dinh ba don den Caracas.

Luc duoc 12 tuoi, ba duoc chua lanh trong 3 ngay khoi chung binh sung phoi nang ma bac sy noi la khong the chua duoc. Ngay 6 thang 11 nam 1947, linh muc Emerano thay ba Maria Esperanzanoi voi mot phu nu, vi Chua da dung ba de noi voi nguoi khac:

"Binh cua ba khong the so sanh voi binh cua Maria Esperanza dau."

Chua cung noi voi ba Esperanza rang:

"Con gai oi, con se dau kho nhieu lam. Con se thay minh nhu chet roi, nhung con se vuot qua moi su de phuc vu nhu mot nguoi me cua nhieu nguoi con, ma ho dang can con. Vay con hay chuan bi tam hon nhe."

Nam ngay sau do, mot con bao binh den voi cac bien chung lam cho cac bac sy phai lo au. Ngay 14/1 nam 1948, Cha Emerano, bay gio la cha linh huong cua ba Esperanza, thinh linh den tham vieng ba luc 7 gio sang de xin Chua chua lanh cho ba. Den 10 gio sang, ngai hoi Thanh Tam Chua lieu ba chet hay song. Ngai nghe tieng noi: "Hay uong Kolastier." Vi bac sy nghe loi Chua, cho ba uong thuoc ngay. Den 4 gio chieu, ba ngoi day va xin mot to giay va cay but chi.

Ba Maria viet ra thong diep dau tien, la mot trong so hang tram thong diep ma Chua va Duc Me Maria ban cho ba:

"Maria Esperanza, Me Ta va Ta da chua lanh cho con. Con dung nga long. Con se tim duoc su binh an va con binh cua con se giam bot. Cha Ta da nghe loi cau nguyen cua con va con se dung day."

Bay ngay sau, Chua lai ban cho ba mot thong diep. Chu bao ba hay den gap bac si Hernandez Rodriguez, noi bac sy cho uong nhung loai thuoc co ten nhu loi Chua dan. Va ba nghe loi Chua. Ket qua xay ra dung nhu vay.

Ba co rat nhieu thi kien ve cac Thanh nhu Thanh Simon Bolivar, Thanh Gioan Baotixita. Cha Emerano noi rang ba co mot su menh, va ba can co mot y chi manh me de thi hanh nhung gi Chua muon thuc hien noi ba.

Co lan ba noi voi mot binh nhan bi ung thu. Ba bao hay xin giai phau ngay thi se lanh. Nguoi ay nghe loi ba va duoc lanh binh. Lan khac, ba di tham mot be trai dang binh sot thuong han, ngay luc ay, dua be lanh binh. Voi mot binh nhan phong cui, ba khuyen nguoi ay nen uong thuoc, binh nhan cung duoc chua lanh. Nhieu on chua lanh da den voi nhung ai o chung quanh ba. Ve sau, vi nhu cau tai chanh cho gia dinh, ba bat dau lam viec voi tinh cach la thu ky o thanh pho Caracas. Duoc it lau, binh cua ba tai phat va ba phai xin nghi viec. Trong ba nam, ba lam viec tu thien va tong do. Ba luon mac bo do mau den, voi khan voan den.

Sau do, ba den tu vien Dong Phanxico o Merida, mong duoc di tu. Vao ngay 3 thang 10 nam 1954, ba xin Thanh Nu Teresa Hai Dong Giesu cho ba biet y Chua. Thanh Teresa hien ra va noi cho ba biet la su menh cua ba khong phai la nu tu, nhung la nguoi me cua gia dinh, rang ba phai thanh hoa va chieu sang o giua the gioi.

Thanh Tam Chua Giesu ra lenh cho ba di Roma. O Merida, vi linh muc linh huong cho ba la Duc Ong Quintero, sau nay ngai tro nen vi Hong Y cua Caracas, khuyen khich ba hay tiep tuc su mang ma Chua da danh cho ba, va dung chu y den nhung loi dam tieu sau lung, boi vi luc do, ba bi nguoi ta noi xau va vu oan.

Khi ba o Caracas, vao ngay 7 thang 10 nam 1954, Duc Me Maria Vo Nhiem hien ra voi ba va ban thong diep nhu sau:

"Ngoai viec ruoc le, an chay, cau nguyen va sam hoi, con phai song an dat, boi vi Me se tro lai vao ngay 12 de chuan bi trai tim con tro nen nguoi me thieng lieng cua cac linh hon. Con se duoc dong dau an muon doi de lam me thieng lieng. Ngoai ra, con con la me cua 7 dua con: sau hoa hong va mot nu hoa. " (Day la loi tien tri cua Duc Me cho biet trong tuong lai ba co 6 con gai va 1 con trai).

Thang 10, nam 1954, ba den Roma va o day cho den thang 1 nam 1955. Khi o Roma, vao ngay 1 thang 11 nam 1954, ngay tai Thanh duong Thanh Tam Chua Giesu do Thanh Don Bosco xay dung, ba gap nguoi chong tuong lai cua ba. Bon nam truoc do, Thanh Don Bosco da hien ra va noi cho ba biet viec gap go nay, rang nguoi chong tuong lai cua ba se co 1 cay kiem. Ten cua chong ba la Geo Bianchini Giani. Ong da lam viec cho toa Thanh Vatican.

Cuoi nam 1956, ba tro lai Venezuela. Thang 8, 1956, ba lai sang Roma. Den ngay 8 thang 12 nam 1956, dam cuoi cua ba duoc to chuc tai nguyen duong Chapel of the Choir, o Den Thanh Phero. Sau mot thoi gian, gia dinh ba Maria ve dinh cu tai thu do Caracas, nuoc Venezuela, Nam My. Ong ba co tat ca la 7 con: Giovanni, Maria Immaculada, Maria Esperanza, Maria Garcia, Maria Coromoto, Maria Auxiliadora va Maria del Carmen. Ten cua 6 nguoi con gai deu la ten cac vung thanh dia ma Duc Me Maria da hien ra. Tat ca 7 nguoi con cua ba deu da lap gia dinh.

De thuc hien su mang cua minh, ba Maria Esperanza da di khap noi trong nuoc Venezuela.Ngoai ra, ba con den cac quoc gia khac nhu: Y Dai Loi, Lebanon, Jordan, Do Thai, Hy Lap, Ai cap, Thuy Si, Duc, Hoa Lan, Anh Quoc, Phap Quoc, Tay Ban Nha, Bo Dao Nha, Hoa Ky, Canada, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Trinidad, A Can Dinh, Ba Tay…

Tuy nhien, ba van lam tron vai tro lam vo va lam me cua minh. Ba duoc nhieu on la ma chinh Duc Giam muc da xem xet: Ba co the nhin thau suot nhung gi o rat xa, tien tri moi su, duoc on nang len cao, on bien hinh, on chua lanh, nhan Minh Thanh Chua mot cach huyen nhiem, co the ba xuat ra mui thom hoa hong.

4. VUNG BETANIA DUOC THANH LAP:

Ngay tu cac thong diep dau tien, Duc Me Maria da noi voi ba Maria Esperanza ve su hien dien cua vung thanh dia. Do la mot Chiec Thuyen Cuu Do moi. Vung nay o mien bac cua nuoc Venezuela. Do se la noi de moi nguoi tren the gioi den cau nguyen va hanh huong. Noi ma moi nguoi se than thien voi nhau, va cac quoc gia se hoa giai de cho su doan ket cua Nhan loai.

Sau 25 nam ky vong, ngay 19 thang 4 nam 1979, mot uy ban duoc thanh lap de thang tien cong ly xa hoi, la noi de con nguoi gap go nhau va gap go Chua. Cham ngon cua uy ban la: " Duoc duc tin bao boc, chung ta chien dau cho mot the gioi tot dep hon."

Uy ban nay do ba Maria Esperanza lam giam doc. Con gai ba la Maria Auxiliadora, von la mot nhac si, thanh lap mot ca doan gom co khoang 40 thanh vien, nam va nu. Ca doan nay nham dung loi nhac de dat den muc dich:

"Gui mot thong diep cua tinh yeu va hoa binh cho the gioi."

Nho the, ca doan da duoc moi nguoi chap nhan va khen ngoi.

5. CAC THONG DIEP CUA CHUA VA CAC THANH:

Ba Maria Esperanza da nhan duoc nhieu thong diep cua Thien Chua, Duc Me Maria va cua cac thanh tien tri thoi Cuu Uoc va cac thanh. Xin tom tat nhu sau:

- Tien Tri Moses ( tai Caracas, ngay 9/2/65):

"Da tang da mo ra de cho Ta nuoc, cung se mo ra de cho nuoc lan nua…"

- To phu Abraham: (tai El Junko, ngay 4 thang 11 nam 68):

"Day se la nha tam tru cho nhung ai den tu khap noi tren the gioi. Nhung ai den noi nay ma co long khiem nhuong thi se duoc thanh hoa…"

- Vua Solomon: (tai El Junko, ngay 3/2/69):

"Noi day se co nhung ke khiem nhuong buoc den, con nhung ke kieu ngao bi duoi ra. Chi co nhung ke co trai tim cong chinh moi co the cam nhan duoc su hien dien cua Thien Chua. Hay suy gam, cau nguyen, lam viec hy sinh va cho doi ngay Vi Dai se den…"

- Tien tri Samuel (tai El Junko, ngay 8/2/69):

"Ta se huong dan con, va con se chuan bi Dat nay de khi thoi diem den, dat nay se la quoc gia cua Chua."

- To phu Isaac: (El Junko, ngay 4/3/69):

"Thanh luy Ki to giao vi dai se duoc xay dung. Con se co rat nhieu nuoc uong, con se uong nuoc va nhan duoc on thanh tay doi moi."

- Thanh Tam Chua Giesu: (tai Caracas, ngay 27/4/73):

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai, Ngay Vi Dai sap den, vay cac con hay cung nhau trong cay va biet on cac tre nho ngay tho vo toi, de chung cuu thoat cac the he tuong lai, cho mot ngay mai tot dep hon. Hay suy niem cuoc Kho Nan cua Ta vao moi thu sau trong nam. Hay dang cho Ta moi ba tieng dong ho, ky niem 3 gio hap hoi cua Ta, boi vi nhu vay, cac con co the cuu duoc nhieu linh hon. Dung cam tu chinh con vi Ta sap den noi roi…"

6. CAC THONG DIEP CUA DUC ME MARIA:

Duc Giam muc Bello da nhan xet ve cac thong diep cua Duc Me nhu sau:

"Rat it nguoi tuyen bo rang ho duoc doi thoai voi Duc Nu Dong Trinh Maria. Me Maria thuong hien ra voi nhung nguoi ngheo kho, it hoc. Trong truong hop nay, Me hien ra voi du moi loai nguoi: nguoi ngheo, that hoc, va voi nhung nguoi co hoc nhu cac bac si, bac si tam than hoc, cac tam ly gia, ky su, luat su, sinh vien dai hoc, tre tho, nguoi lon, nguoi doc than va nguoi co gia dinh, ke ca nhung tu si nua."

Thong diep cua Duc Me nham cac de tai sau day: Canh tan duc tin, doc va suy niem Thanh Kinh, thay doi loi song tu nguoi toi loi thanh mot nguoi Ki to Huu cong chinh, lam cong tac tong do. Me keu goi hay cau nguyen cho giao hoi, cac linh muc, on thien trieu, cho nguoi toi loi, cho nen hoa binh the gioi, cho nhung su du dung xay ra cho nhan loai. Hay thuong xuyen chiu cac bi tich, nhat la bi tich hoa giai va bi tich Thanh The. Hay lam cong tac tu thien va bo thi doi voi nhung ai ngheo kho, dau binh…Moi nguoi nen chia se voi nguoi khac nhung gi minh co."

Ngoai ra, cac thong diep con co noi dung nhu sau:

"Day la thoi gio de cau nguyen, suy gam, song don so trong tam hon va tim hieu cac anh chi em, boi vi ho deu la hinh anh nguoi Con Thanh cua Me. Day la thoi diem ma cac con hay lam cong tac tong do, hiep nhat cac gia dinh, chuan bi cho nguoi tre…Cac con phai chuan bi chinh minh cho Ngay Vi Dai den. Ngay ay, cac con se co the thay anh sang cua Ngoi Sao ma nhieu nguoi se boi roi, va nhung nguoi khac se cam thay hanh phuc thanh thien. Ngoi Sao cua Me se day cac con chuan bi linh hon minh. Sau do, tat ca moi su se duoc ban cho cac con." (Ghi chu: Cac dieu Me day duoc ban trong mot thong diep khac.)

"Day la thoi gian kho khan cho tat ca nhan loai. Cac con can phai loai tru nhung su hieu lam giua anh chi em. Cac quoc gia can phai doan ket voi nhau. Tinh thuong yeu cua Chua Giesu, Con Me, se la cua mo cho cac trai tim, de di den mot ky nguyen tot dep de cac quoc gia hieu ve su hiep nhat. Cac con hay loi dung thoi gian nay boi vi khi Con cua Me den, Ngai se la mot vi Tham Phan va Dang Cuu The. Cac con can phai o trong tinh trang song hiep nhat voi Ngai trong Ngay Vi Dai ay. Dung nghi rang ngay ay con xa. (Thong diep ngay 23/3/73)

"Ngay Vi Dai ma Chua Giesu Con Me den thi da gan ke roi. Cac con hay cau nguyen nhieu de tran roi don khung khiep sap toi ma co the lam cho nhieu nguoi vo toi chet thi se bi ngan chan lai. (Thong diep ngay 27/4/73)

"Con gai oi, goc re cua niem Hy Vong Me da ban cho con de voi Niem Hy Vong ay, con co the thuc hien duoc su mang ma Chua da trao cho con. Voi Tuoc hieu nay, Duc Me Maria, goc re cua niem Hy Vong, con se co the co suc manh, su song, va can dam trong cong tac Tinh Yeu ma mot ngay nao do, Me dat vao tay con." (Thong diep ngay 27/5/1973)

"Y nghia that su cua doi song la: Hay song voi Chua Giesu, Con Me, boi vi Ngai la Dang Cuu The cua toan the gioi. Con cua Me muon ban cho con Thanh Tam cua Ngai mot lan nua. Ngai muon hien dien song dong va Thanh Tam Ngai dap nhip voi long bac ai, tinh yeu, su thanh thien, long thuong xot. Thanh Tam Ngai that la diu dang!" (Thong diep ngay 29/5/74)

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai, hay di tim Thanh Tam Con Cua Me, boi vi Thanh Tam Ngai se bien moi su kho khan tro nen de dang." (Thong diep ngay 1/6/74)

Sau khi loan bao nhieu lan, vao ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976, Duc Me hien ra lan dau tai trang trai Betania, voi nhieu dau hien huu hinh cho moi nguoi hien dien duoc thay. Luc do la 8:30 gio sang. Me hien ra trong y phuc toan trang.

Tuy nhien, truoc khi Me hien ra thi vao luc 4:00 gio sang, Ba Maria Esperanza nhan duoc mot thong diep cua Duc Me Maria. Me cho biet la Me se hien den luc 8:30 g sang. Me den voi tuoc hieu " Duc Me Maria, Dang Hoa giai cac quoc gia". Me phan:

"Voi cac tia sang tu Tay Me, Me lam giam thieu nhung ganh nang cua cac Linh Muc, la cac con trai cua Me, boi vi cac ngai dap lai loi keu goi. Cac ngai duoc chon trong thoi ky day thuong dau cua nhan loai. Day la noi thieng lieng noi ma cac con trai va con gai cua Me se nuong nau de xay dung cac buc tuong cua Thanh Gierusalem Khai Hoan moi. O do tat ca moi nguoi duoc cuu do boi duc tin, tinh men va su that cua mot quoc gia tuyen xung cong ly."

Ngay 27 thang 11 nam 1978, Duc Nu Dong Trinh Maria tien tri:

"Vao nam 1983, cac con co the bat dau su thanh tay lon lao. Den nam 1984, mot bien co lon la su hien dien cua Me o noi ay, roi nguoi ta se hoi cai, duoc chua lanh ca phan xac lan phan hon. Se co them on thien trieu, hon nhan se ben vung hon, gia dinh se tim lai duc tin. Dac sung cua Chua Thanh Than se tran day tren nhung ai co long khiem nhuong. Nhung ai an nan thong hoi va khoc loc ve su sai lam cua minh thi ho se gap Me o hang da noi cuoc hien ra cua Me. Neu ho xin on tha thu thi ho se nhan duoc vo van an sung. Tat ca nhung nguoi xin thi se duoc. Linh hon ho se tro nen thanh sach vi ho duoc thanh tay trong on Chua. Tat ca se song lai voi Con cua Me. Ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1984 se day tran an sung cua Me ban … va ngay 13 thang 5 he nhung ai hien dien noi do, ho se cam thay Me, nhung nguoi khac se thay Me, ngay VI Dai ay dang den."

Thong diep ngay 14 thang 1 nam 1984, Duc Me lap lai lan nua:

"Me mong muon duoc biet voi tuoc hieu: "Duc Nu Dong Trinh va Me, Dang Hoa giai cac quoc gia." Moi nguoi can tim thay minh noi nguoi khac, va doi xu voi anh chi em nhu anh em minh, moi nguoi deu la mot thanh vien trong gia dinh., mot gia dinh cua Chua. Hay tranh dau cho Nguoi ngheo nhat va nguoi co don. Thi hanh muc vu tong do noi nhung ai can cac con. Hay thanh lap cac cong dong de giup do nguoi khac. Cac con hay yeu nhau nhu dieu ran Chua day, song than ai va thuc hanh cong ly cua Con Me. Me ban cho cac con mot co hoi cua loi hua lon lao: Hoa giai vu tru, giua loai nguoi voi Chua va giua loai nguoi voi nhau."

"Dac biet voi gioi tu si, cac linh muc thanh hien va cac nu tu dang lam cong tac. Cac con hay song doi cau nguyen sot sang va suy gam. Cac con can thuc hanh dieu nay, nhat la trong thoi diem quyet dinh cho nhan loai. Hanh dong va viec lam deu quan trong, nhung neu lam ma khong cau nguyen thi cong viec kho nhoc se bi hu hai. Cac con phai suy nghi ve loi the hua cua minh."

Thong diep ngay 11 thang 8 nam 1987:

"Nhan loai khong muon nhan lanh cac an hue Chua ban va dang di vao con duong tu huy diet. Neu cac con khong muon thay doi loi song thi cac con se phai doi dien voi lua, chien tranh va su chet."

"Khi nguoi ta hoi cac con rang noi dung cua thong diep la nhung gi, thi cac con hay tra loi nhu sau: " Me chung ta den voi tinh cach la Me Maria, Duc Nu Dong Trinh va Me, la Dang Hoa giai c ac quoc gia. Thong diep cua Me la cac con hay hien dang doi minh de phuc vu Giao Hoi Cong Giao mot cach huu hieu hon. Cac con phai phuc vu moi nguoi nhieu hon nua. Tat ca cac tin huu Ki To Giao phai hoa giai, khuyen khich nhan quyen, cong ly xa hoi, canh tan va nhan lanh dac sung. Hon the nua, cac con hay co gang hoa hop, song voi chan ly, tinh men, su den toi, su giai phong luong tam, de song dung voi nhung gi Chua Giesu Kito da day do cac con."

Thong diep ngay 6/3/1988:

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai cua Me, Me xin cac con, hay tan dung tung ngay, gio, phut va giay de chuan bi cho chinh minh. Hay truyen ba tin mung cua thoi dai moi bang vang cua mot the gioi moi, noi ma nen hoa binh va loi song yeu thuong duoc thuc hanh de ai cung biet cac con la con cua Thien Chua, la cac con trai va cac con gai cua Thien Chua, la dan toc cua Ngai. Me giu gin cac con trong Trai Tim Me. Cac con hay yeu men, yeu men ma khong co gioi han."

(Kim Hà, 5/4/04)

BAI 4:
Cuộc Hành Hương Đến Betania,
Nước Venezuela, Nam Mỹ

Kim Hà

Tu khi duoc biet Duc Me Maria hien ra tai Betania, Venezuela, lai biet ba Maria Esperanza chang nhung la mot thi nhan, ma con la mot nha than bi voi bao nhieu phep la ma Chua ban cho; vi the, toi rat uoc ao den Betania mot lan trong doi de duoc gap Duc Me Maria va nguoi con gai yeu quy cua Me la ba Esperanza .

Lan dau tien vao thang 3 nam 2003, khi chung toi chuan bi di hanh huong Betania thi xay ra viec Hoa Ky tan cong Iraq vao dung ngay 19/3/03, ngay le kinh cha Thanh Giuse. Vi the, chung toi khong dam di. Den nam 2004, toi lai to chuc mot nhom hanh huong di Betania. Gio chot, hang du lich noi rang tinh hinh an ninh tai Venezuela bat on, nen nhom toi lai hoan chuyen di.

Tuy nhien, co le vi Me Maria keu goi nen long toi ao uoc. Toi gia nhap mot nhom nguoi My de di den do, du chet cung vui long. Cuoi cung, nhom chung toi gom 12 nguoi, tu khap cac tieu bang tren nuoc My, gap nhau o Miami de bay sang Caracas, thu do cua nuoc Venezuela.

Chuyen di ngan ngui, chi co 7 ngay ma da mat 2 ngay di ve, nen chung toi o do 5 ngay va 6 buoi toi. Thu that, khi den do ma khong duoc gap ba Maria Esperanza toi that vong. Phai doan di ma khong co linh muc huong dan nen trong suot 7 ngay duong, toi chi duoc du co 3 thanh le. Dung ngay 25/3/04, la ngay le Truyen Tin ma chung toi chi duoc chiu Minh Thanh Chua, chu khong co thanh le.

Neu so sanh voi thanh dia Medjugorje, Nam tu thi khac xa, vi tai Medjugorje, moi dau gio la co thanh le. Moi buoi chieu la co gio chau Thanh The tu 1-5gio chieu tai nha nguyen. Buoi toi co chau Thanh The va co thanh le. O Medjugorje, nguoi hanh huong cam thay tran day on phuc khi duoc gap cha Jozo la thi nhan va ngai dat tay chua lanh. Roi lai duoc gap thi nhan Vicka va chi dat tay chua lanh, roi gap thi nhan Mirjana, va duoc du buoi le Duc Me hien ra moi ngay 2 hang thang.

Con o Betania thi vi nha nguyen khong co cua, khong co tuo`ng nen cac nu tu chi de Nha Tam Chua 1 ngay roi cat di, vi the khong duoc chau Thanh The. Linh muc khong o tai do nen khi ngai den thi moi co thanh le. Khi den noi, ma khong gap thi nhan Maria Esperanza thi ai cung buon. O do xa xoi, he mat le la khong the di mot le khac duoc.

Tai Betania co cac bang ghi on va ta on Duc Me that nhieu, du biet rat nhieu nguoi nhan duoc on lanh tu mau cua Duc Me Maria.

ON HUE MA NHOM NHAN DUOC TU BETANIA, VENEZUELA

Trong 5 ngay ngan ngui o day, nhom chung toi cung da nhan duoc nhieu on lanh:

1. Chung toi duoc chung kien hien tuong mat troi quay trong hai buoi chieu lien tiep.

2. Khi nhom chung toi cau nguyen xin on chua lanh thi mot phan cua nha nguyen chot co chay dau uot dam o noi cac ghe nha nguyen ma truoc do kho rao.

3. Khi du le o vung Carrizal, noi hien ra khac cua Duc Me, chung toi duoc ngui thay mui huong hoa hong thom nong nan. Noi day, Chua ban phep la mua confetti bang bac tu troi roi xuong. Chung toi khong duoc thay, nhung cac nu tu cho moi nguoi mot it de lam ky niem. Nguoi truong nhom chung toi da tung cam nghiem tran mua an sung ay.

4. Khi den chau Thanh The Chua, noi co phep la Thanh The o vung Los Teques, co Michelle trong nhom duoc Chua noi trong noi tam co. Co viet ra cuon sach va sau do, co doc va giai thich cho nhom chung toi nghe. Co hoi Chua tai sao vo chong co chi co the o lai do trong 3 ngay. Chua tra loi 3 ngay la thoi gian Chua chet va song lai. Co hoi tai sao nhom chung toi o do trong 5 ngay? Chua dap: 5 ngay tuong trung cho 5 mau nhiem Man Coi. Chua cung noi rang chinh Chua chon 12 tong do dac biet de lam viec cho Chua. Chua muon tat ca phai yeu thuong nhau va khiem nhuong.Tong so nhom chung toi la 12 nguoi. Vo chong co Michelle phai ve som vi nhap hoc va co viec lam moi.

5. Du o Betania, hay Los Teques hay Carrizal, chung toi deu cam thay mot su binh an sau xa noi tam hon. Canh tri o nhung noi nay day ve linh thieng va binh an. Nuoc chay lung lo, hoa la khap noi, co buom buom bay, nhung khong co buom buom xanh, tuong trung cho hinh anh Duc Me.

6. Nhom chung toi du chua ai biet ai nhung rat doan ket va thuong yeu nhau. Chung toi doc kinh sot sang tren xe. An toi xong la cau nguyen va chia se cam nghiem. Dieu nay chung to la Chua Thanh Than dang o giua chung toi.

7. Chung toi hoc hoi rat nhieu, vi nguoi huong dan du lich la con re cua nha than bi Maria Esperanza, va tu nhom hanh huong cua Dr. Rosalie Turton.

8. Ngay 25/3/04, le Truyen tin va cung la ngay ky niem 28 nam Duc Me hien ra o Betania, vao khoang 3 gio chieu dia phuong, cac con cua ba Esperanza nhan duoc cu dien thoai cua ba keu ve tu New York. Ba gui loi tham hoi den tat ca moi nguoi, dac biet la cac khach hanh huong den tu Hoa Ky, trong do co chung toi. Ba an can noi rang ba cau xin Chua va Me Maria ban cho chung toi 3 ngay an hue, bat dau tu ngay 25/3/04 tro di. That la cam dong va vui mung.

9. Chung toi da duoc du thanh le voi linh muc Otty Ossa, cha linh huong cua thi nhan Esperanza. Phep la Thanh the da xay ra trong luc ngai cu hanh thanh le ngay 8 thang 12 nam 1991, tai nguyen duong o Betania. Ve sau, nguoi ta ruoc Thanh The co phep la ve nha nguyen cua mot tu vien o vung Los Teques.

10. Chung toi chuoc duoc mot CD do dai gia dinh cua ba Esperanza thuc hien. Dieu quan trong la nhung ban nhac ay la do hung khoi tu Chua Thanh Than.Mot khach hanh huong la Dr. Rosalie Turton lam chung rang nhom ba duoc nghe CD ay, nhat la bai nhac Our Father (Lay Cha) va duoc on chua lanh.

11. Duoc du buoi phong van doc cac dai phat thanh va truyen hinh den Betania de phong van cac con chau cua ba Esperanza. Do do, chung toi duoc biet nhieu hon.

12. Do la chua ke cac on phan hon ma chung toi khong the thay duoc. Ta on Chua va Duc Me Maria.

THU DO CARACAS, NUOC VENEZUELA

Sau day, xin lan luot ke cho quy vi nghe lo trinh va cac dieu ma toi da ghi nhan duoc tu Betania, Venezuela, Nam My:

Ngay 23/3/04, chung toi di tu LAX den Miami, roi tu do bay sang Caracas, Venezuela. (Neu ai muon di tu tuc thi di xin lien lac voi hang may bay American Airlines.) Khi den noi thi troi da toi, chung toi doi nguoi huong dan vien du lich den don va dua ve khach san bang xe bus. Vi tinh hinh bat on nen chung toi duoc o trong mot khach san cua quan doi de duoc an toan.

Neu so voi thanh pho Mexico City o Me tay Co ma chung toi co dip di hanh huong vieng Duc Me Guadalupe vao nam 2003, thi thanh pho Caracas nay sach se va lich su hon nhieu. Trong thanh pho co nhieu cong vien voi cac tuong dep de.

Thanh Pho Caracas co khoang 26 trieu dan cu, khoang 95% dan so theo dao Cong Giao La Ma. Gan thanh pho nay co hai noi thanh dia ma Duc Me hien ra. Nho vay ma du khach thuong den hanh huong o hai noi noi tieng nay:

Noi thu nhat la Finca Betania, cach thanh pho do 1 tieng ruoi lai xe. Con noi thu hai la vung Carrizal, thuoc tieu bang Miranza, Duc Me hien ra voi cac nu tu o Dong tu nay vao nam 1993 va 1994.

THAM THANH DIA FINCA BETANIA

Anh Leon cho biet vung dat Betania duoc goi la Land City of God, thanh pho cua Thien Chua. Trong tuong lai, chinh phu se xay cat mot thanh pho ky nghe gan vung Betania, gom co he thong xe dien ngam, xe metro, xe lua va cac phuong tien di chuyen cong cong khac. Sang thu tu 24/3/04, sau khi an sang xong la nhom len xe bus di thang den Betania de vieng Duc Me Maria. Tren duong di, anh Jesus Leon ke chuyen ve Betania:

Duc Me Maria chua muon cho Betania duoc nhieu nguoi biet, neu duoc giu kin, dung ai chu y den thi tot hon. Chinh ba Maria Esperanza cung khong muon nguoi ta biet nhieu ve ba, cho den khi nao ba qua doi thi moi cho con chau pho bien cac thong diep va cac phep la ma Chua da ban cho ba.

Doi mat ba Esperanza thuong ruc sang. Khi ba nhin vao ai thi ba doc duoc linh hon cua ho. AI nhin ba cung cam thay su hien dien cua Chua Giesu truoc mat ho. Ho cam thay Chua Giesu dang lot tran linh hon ho. Ba duoc on khuyen giai, vi Chua noi qua ba. Nhung ai den hoi y kien ba deu cam thay duoc an ui va duoc on chua lanh.

Theo loi anh Leon thi ba Maria Esperanza duoc mac khai va ke lai rang:

"Nam 2004 la nam co nhung giong song anh sang tu troi roi xuong the gian. Can cau nguyen nhieu cho Duc Giao Hoang vi ngay gio cua ngai tren the gian da gan het.

Ke tu giua thang 7 den thang 9 nam 2004, se co nhieu bien co xay ra: Chua Giesu se to lo va danh thuc luong tam tung nguoi de ho nhin thay tat ca toi loi cua minh ma an nan, hoi cai. Sau do, nhan loai se doi moi, se co mot buoi binh minh moi."

(Chung toi dang ta?i tin nay voi su de dat, va luon tuan hanh theo nhung phan quyet toi hau cua giao hoi Cong giao La Ma)

(Khi duoc hoi la lieu phim The Passion of Christ co phai la mot phan cua giong song anh sang ay khong? Thi ba Esperanza dong y, nhung ba noi con nhieu giong song anh sang khac nua.)

Tuy nhien, anh Leon cho biet tuong lai co the thay doi neu co nhieu nguoi cau nguyen sot sang cho the gioi. Anh con cho biet la nhung ai den duoc noi nay deu la do loi keu goi cua Duc Me Maria. Nhung hien tuong mat troi quay, huong hoa hong, trang hat doi mau vang…deu xay ra tai Betania, cung nhu dang xay ra tai Medjugorje, Nam Tu.

Betania la mot trang trai do gia dinh thi nhan Maria Esperanza va gia dinh nguoi ban mua. Dat rong khoang 200 mau vuong. Tu cua vao, ai cung di qua chiec cau son mau xanh duong dam, duoc menh danh la The Bridge to Heaven, tuc la "Chiec cau vao Thien Dang." Dong song an sung vao mua thang 3 thi can kho, nhung den thang 5, thang 6, vao mua mua thi day nuoc.

Mot canh tuong dang ghi nho la nguoi ta xay dung hang ngan bang ta on Duc Me Maria day cac buc tuong, tu cay cau den gan hang da Duc Me. Gan hang da Duc Me la cac voi nuoc de khach hanh huong hung nuoc ve xin on chua lanh.

Hang da Duc Me o duoi mot ngon doi co day canh xanh, trong rat nen tho. Me hien ra voi tuoc hieu Duc Me Lo Duc. Quanh hang da cua Me day la hoa du loai, va co noi de khach hanh huong dot nen kinh Me. Ngay phia truoc cua hang da la mot nha nguyen lo thien, chi co mai che ma khong co buc tuong bao boc. Chung toi den cau nguyen o hang da Duc Me, va truoc nha Tam Chua o trong nguyen duong, roi ghe khu nha cua gia dinh ba de nghi ngoi.

Theo su tim hieu thi moi chi phi deu do gia dinh cua ba Esperanza dai tho. Gan day, gia dinh ba da dang cung hang da va nha nguyen cho giao hoi dia phuong. Phia duoi doi la khu nha ma gia dinh ba Esperanza den o khi hanh huong tai day. Canh khu nha la hai cai gieng o cach nhau mot khoang.

Mot trong hai gieng la do tien tri Moses thoi Cuu Uoc hien ra va chi cho ba Esperanza dao lay nuoc. Ba ke la ong Mose noi ba hay lay cay gay ma danh vao da de co nuoc. Khi ba vua danh vao hon da lon thi nuoc ban tung toe nhu mot ong nuoc vua bi be ra. Tu do, nuoc van co deu. Nuoc o suoi nay rat ngon ngot, va co tac dung chua lanh binh tat.

Chung toi den cau nguyen o hang da Duc Me, va truoc nha Tam Chua o trong nguyen duong, roi ghe khu nha cua gia dinh ba. Ben kia con song co mot cay lon um tum, tren than cay co hinh dang cua Duc Me Maria bong Chua Giesu Hai Dong.

Cung tai day, ba Esperanza duoc thi kien de dao duoi dat va tim duoc mot cay thanh gia co xua. Ba dang cat giu cay thanh gia nay. Duc Me Maria da tien bao cho ba Esperanza biet day la mot vung thanh dia. Me con noi rang Chau My La Tinh (cac nuoc o Nam My) se la noi tru an cho toan the gioi.

CAC DOA HOA HONG KY DIEU TU LONG NGUC CUA BA ESPERANZA

Ba Esperanza co on rat dac biet la ba sinh ra tung nu hoa hong tu long nguc cua ba. Lan dau tien ba sinh hoa hong la khoang 1985. Luc ay, ba tuong rang minh bi con dau tim cap tinh. Co hai bac si o canh ba luc ay deu tuong ba bi dau tim. Con dau khung khiep. Tu tu, noi long nguc, da cua ba nut ra va doa hoa ra doi, con dong cac giot suong mai lap lanh. Nu hoa no ra tu tu.

Moi lan sinh hoa hong la ba dau don quan quai, y nhu nguoi ta dau trong khi sinh con. Khi doa hoa duoc nut ra thi ba met la. Ba thuong be ra tung canh hoa hong va trao tang cho nhung ai o chung quanh ba vao luc ay. Cac khach hanh huong da nhan duoc nhung canh hoa hong ky dieu ay. Ho tran quy cac canh hoa hong ay va dua cho nguoi binh ngui, thi binh nhan het binh ngay. Tinh den nay, ba da sinh duoc 15 doa hong. Khi duoc hoi tai sao ba lai chi sinh co 15 hoa hong ma thoi thi anh Leon noi: Do la tuong trung cho 15 mau nhiem: Nam Su Vui, Nam Su Thuong va Nam Su Mung. Nay da co the Nam Su Sang, chac la ba Esperanza con phai sinh them 5 doa hoa hong nua moi du.

Trong luc anh Leon ke chuyen ve canh hong ky dieu thi mot khach hanh huong cua nhom nguoi My khac la ba Dr. Rosalie Turton dung len ke cam nghiem chua lanh cua ba nhu sau:

"Truoc day, khi Dr. Rosalie dan phai doan hanh huong den Betania, ba bong dung bi binh, khong tho duoc. Luc ay, co ong Stan, nguoi thuc hien cuon phim video dau tien noi ve Duc Me Medjugorje, Nam tu, ong ta ben dua mot canh hoa hong ma ong duoc ba Esperanza tang, trong lan ba sinh hoa hong lan dau tien, de cho ba Rosalie ngui. Mot nguoi nua cung cho ba ngui canh hoa hong cuoi cua ba Esperanza. Roi ba Rosalie nho mot tu si ten Jim, sau nay la linh muc dat tay cau nguyen cho ba. The la ba het binh ngay.

Tien si Rosalie va anh Leon deu cong nhan gia tri chua lanh cua cac canh hoa hong ma ba Esperanza sinh ra tu long nguc cua ba.

Noi tom lai, Betania la noi thanh dia. Nhieu nguoi co the luc trong chinh quyen va cac thuong gia lam le muon chiem doat Betania de sinh loi loc, buon ban, nhung Duc Me bao ve noi nay that ky cang. Ho doi mua dat de lam thuong mai nhung gia dinh ba Esperanza cuong quyet tu choi, vi noi nay chi danh de cau nguyen, hanh huong, xin on chua lanh, ban niem hanh phuc va hy vong cho moi nguoi, chu khong phai la noi buon ban.

Anh Leon ke rang Duc Me Maria co noi voi ba Esperanza rang:

"Neu ho dung ap luc de xam chiem vung thanh dia nay thi Me se khong hien ra o day nua. Con di dau thi Me se di theo con."

Tren thuc te, co mot so ke gian tham, co am muu den toi thi ho deu bi nhung tai nan, rui ro hay tu bon ho thanh toan va giet chet nhau.

Tren day deu la nhung dieu chung toi cam nghiem, duoc chung kien va nghe de viet lai. Chung toi se lan luot dang tai nhung bai tuong thuat ve Betania trong tuong lai.

(Kim Hà, 6/4/04)

 

BAI 6:
Betania: Cảm Nghiệm của Dr. Allan Weilert được phát thanh trong Giờ Của Mẹ/Tin Yêu #129, ngày 18/4/04

Dr. Allan Weilert, Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

Nam dau tien (1995) khi chung toi den vieng Duc Me Maria tai Betania la vao dung ngay le kinh Long thuong xot Chua, tuc la Chua nhat thu nhat ngay sau le Phuc Sinh. Chua va Me da ban rat nhieu on lanh va phep la. Chung toi cau nguyen cho moi nguoi trong suot 5 tieng dong ho. Co rat nhieu phep la xay ra:

Mot ba noi dua mot dua chau trai co 7 tuoi cua ba den xin chung toi cau nguyen. Chau do khoang 7 tuoi. Chan cua chau teo lai, khong co bap thit. Ba den xin on Chua chua lanh cho chau ba. Toi hoi ba co tin la Chua Giesu chua lanh cho chau ba khong, thi ba dap: “Toi tin.” The la trong giay lat, doi chan dua be trai tro nen binh thuong. Be dung ngay len va di lai. Ba cua be khong cam duoc su vui mung, ong bat khoc nuc no. Tat ca moi nguoi deu khoc lon len. Ho la het va ngoi khen Chua het long. Ho qua vui mung khi duoc nhin thay phep la chua lanh cua Thien Chua, ngay dung ngay Le Kinh Long Thuong Xot Chua.

Me cua toi cung voi chung toi dat tay xin on chua lanh cho nhung ai xin chung toi cau nguyen cho. Chung toi cau nguyen bang tieng Anh, con ho la nhung nguoi dan ban xu, noi tieng Tay Ban Nha. Da co nhieu nguoi duoc on chua lanh, Chua chua nhieu nguoi ung thu duoc khoi binh.

Suot doi toi, toi se khong bao gio quen duoc phep la chua lanh lon lao cua Chua vao dip Dai Le Long Thuong xot. Sau do, chung toi thay mot con buom buom mau xanh that lon bay chung quanh. Roi buom bay di. Moi nguoi xum lai hoi xem tung tich con buom buom ay. Xong, tat ca cau nguyen de buom tro lai. Mot nguoi trong nhom noi voi toi rang:

”Duc Me vua ban cho anh mot mon qua dac biet! Duc Me tang cho anh mot nu hon do.”

Toi hoi lai ba:

“Chi noi cai gi?”

Ba ay dap:

“Hoi nay, toi thay con buom mau xanh dau ngay tren dau cua anh do.”

Me Maria da mac khai cho thi nhan Maria Esperanza rang: khi ba ay thay con buom mau xanh o dau thi noi do co su hien dien cua Me.Vi the, ai cung vui mung khi thay con buom mau xanh dau tren nguoi minh.

Tuy nhien, bac si Allan ket luan:

”Cac phep la huu hinh thi tot lam, nhung phep la lon nhat la su thay doi trai tim, den an nan hoi cai, tro ve voi Chua. Ai den day cung thay duoc su binh an thanh than trong tam hon, va do cung la mot mon qua lon nhat tu Thien Chua va Duc Me Maria.”

(Kim Hà, 13/4/04)

BAI 7:
Betania và vùng phụ cận Carrizal, nơi Đức Mẹ hiện ra

Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

Tai mot tu vien o vung Carrizal, Duc Me Maria da hien ra voi cac nu tu voi tuoc hieu: "Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of all Consecrated Souls.” Tam dich la: “Rat Thanh Duc Nu Dong Trinh Maria, Me cua cac Linh Hon Tan Hien.”

Sau day la loi ke cua cac nu tu tai Tu vien Carrizal:

Vao ngay 6 thang 2 nam 1993, sau khi cac nu tu chau Thanh The Chua, chung toi ra nha nguyen de tap hat cac bai nhac vinh danh Duc Me Maria. Khoang 7:20 pm, chung toi vo cung ngac nhien khi thay nhung vet sang lap lanh nhu kim tuyen mau xanh rot ngoai vuon. Ngay lap tuc, tat ca nhung ai hien dien luc ay deu thay Duc Me Maria hien ra va dung tren cay chuoi, cach cho chung toi dung do vai thuoc. Me di dong, doi ban tay Me mo ra, va doi mat Me huong len Troi. Chung toi nhin thay Me duoi nhieu tuoc hieu khac nhau.

Me co chieu cao binh thuong. Me toa anh sang chieu soi ca mot khu rung. Luong anh sang co mau trang va xanh. Mot nu tu muon den gan Me de nhin cho ro, nhung chi nghe mot tieng noi:

"Con dung lam nhu vay.”

Sau do, Duc Me noi qua chi nu tu nay rang: Me muon chung toi quy xuong, boi vi Me se ban cho chung toi mot on lanh. Chi nu tu quy han xuong va Duc Me Dong Trinh Thanh Thien gio tay len va chuc lanh cho chung toi. Chung toi tiep tuc cau nguyen va thay mot ngoi sao bay ra tu ao choang cua Duc Me roi rot xuong dat. Duc Me Maria o lai voi chung toi cho den 5:45 g sang ngay 7 thang 2 nam 1993.

Khoang 11:00 sang ngay 7 thang 2 nam 1993, chung toi giu thinh lang va den gan noi Duc Me Maria hien ra. Chung toi thay o khap khu vuon co day tran nhung manh bac sang lap lanh nhu kim tuyen.

Ngay hom sau, khi don dep nha cua, chung toi con tim duoc nhieu manh kim tuyen voi cac mau sac khac nhau o khap noi: tren san nha, trong cac phong, va tren cac buc tuong. Con duong duoc che phu bang lop bui kim tuyen giong nhu cac manh kim tuyen bang bac duoc thay noi Me hien ra.

Hien tuong kim tuyen lap lanh nay duoc lap lai nhieu lan trong cong dong cua chung toi. Duc Me ban mot thong diep vao ngay 9 thang 2 nam 1993 nhu sau:

"Su mac khai nay duoc bieu lo tren toan the gioi nhu mot dong suoi an sung va nhu la mot dau hieu noi len su hien dien va gan gui cua Me.”

Vao ngay 19 thang 2 nam 1993, Duc Me Maria xuat hien lan nua. Chung toi nhan thay co nhung ngoi sao bay qua truoc mat Me, roi xuong va de lai mot dau vet truoc khi bien mat. Cac ngoi sao khac sang lap lanh va bay cham cham nhu the bau troi o gan Duc Me. Duc Me phan tiep:

"Day la tuoc hieu cua Me: “Tat Thanh Duc Nu Dong Trinh Maria, Me cua cac Linh Hon Tan Hien.” Lan Me hien ra ay keo dai mai den 4:00 g sang ngay 20 thang 3 nam 1993.

Ke tu hom do tro di, Duc Me muon cho cac cong dong khac duoc biet cuoc hien ra cua Me, va nguoi ta bat dau viet ra cac cam nghiem. Trong cac thong diep cua Me, Me noi ro rang noi day la "Khu rung nho cua Me”, la noi de cau nguyen va suy gam.

Cac thong diep dau tien cua Duc Me la de danh cho cac linh hon tan hien (Linh muc va tu si nam nu). Me cung moi goi cac giao dan hay cau nguyen va cau bau cho cac bac tu tri. Trong thong diep thu 10, vao ngay 23 thang 12 nam 1993, Duc Me phan:

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai be nho cua Me, O cac noi hien ra cua Me, cac con den tim Me bang con mat cua the xac, nhung khong tim Me bang con mat cua linh hon hay bang tam hon cua cac con. Dieu nay lam cho trai tim cac con cam thay minh uong cong. Lam sao cac con co the thay Me khi cac con chi co duc tin it oi? Neu cac con de cho tam linh tro nen lanh dam, cac con se khong the cam thay Me o ben cac con va trong linh hon cac con.”

Trong thong diep thu 11, Duc Me giai thich ve su menh cua Me:

"Hoi cac con trai va con gai be nho cua Me, voi tinh yeu va niem vui chan chua, Me bay to cho cac con biet su menh cua Me, de roi cac con duoc tran day tinh yeu cua Me va cac con to cho toan the gioi. Hoi cac con nho be, Vuong Mien cua Me bieu hien Thanh The Chua vi do la luong thuc va trung tam cua doi song cac con. Ao trang cua Me co gan cac ngoi sao, vi do la anh sang chieu qua Me de den cac con. Trang hat Man coi cua Me la day xich buoc chat cac con voi Me, cung la con duong dan dua cac con den Thien dang. Cay Thanh gia noi chuoi kinh Man Coi la su than phuc vo dieu kien cua doi song cac con. Luong anh sang la nhung an sung ma Con cua Me ban tang cho cac con, qua Me. Con cua Me la Chua Giesu, voi doi tay mo rong va doi mat Ngai gan chat vao su than phuc toan ven cua cac con. Ngai chao don cac con hiep nhat lam mot trong Thanh Tam Ngai. Me che cho cac con trong ao choang cua Me.”

Vao ngay 6 thang 2 nam 1994, dung vao le ky niem mot nam ke tu ngay Duc Me hien ra, Duc Me phan:

"Hoi cac con va con gai nho be cua Me, cac con hay dua cac con cai nho be cua Me den va hiep nhat voi cac con, den Ben Cang Cua On Cuu Do vao moi ngay thu sau. Hay suy niem va cau nguyen de cu hanh Thanh Le cua Con Yeu Dau Me. Hay cau nguyen cho cac y chi? cua Me. Me giu gin cac con trong Mau Tam cua Me.”

(Kim Hà, 13/4/04)

Vị Giám Mục Venezuela Được Chứng Kiến Các Phép Lạ Ở Betania

Kim Hà chuyển ngữ

Duc Giam muc o vung thanh dia Betania, nuoc Venezuela, Nam My da xac nhan rang chinh Ngai chung kien nhieu phep la thieng lieng chung quanh ba Maria Esperanza, mot nha than bi thi nhan 74 tuoi o noi nay. Day la dieu dang chu y vi Ngai da xac nhan su hien linh cua viec Duc Me hien ra, trong khi do, rat it giam muc chung thuc viec Duc Me hien ra, ma chi co cac giao huu la nguoi lam chung ma thoi.

Duc Cha Pio Bello Ricardo von la mot tam ly gia da tuyet bo rang Ngai nhin thay nhung hien tuong sieu nhien khi o quanh ba Esperanza. Ngai lam chung nhu sau:

Toi nhin thay va ngui duoc mui mo hoi co huong thom hoa hong toat ra tu nguoi cua ba. Toi cam nhan sau sa. Mo hoi co huong hoa hong thom ngat. Toi thay mot lop mong bang vang kim nhu che doi tay, khuon mat va toan than cua ba. Toi duoc chung kien ba duoc nang len cao khoi mat dat. Toi cung co nhieu chung tu cua cac khach hanh huong noi ve viec ba thay doi hinh dang, ve hien tuong nam dau thanh noi ba, vao dip le thu sau Tuan Thanh. Toi cung da nhin thay Thanh The Chua treo lo lung tren khong khi."

Duc Giam muc Ricardo da tham khao voi toa Thanh Vatican nam 1987, truoc khi ngai tuyen bo cong tan su that ve viec Duc Me hien ra tai Betania, gan thanh pho lon nhat cua nuoc Venezuela la Caracas.

Ngai noi tiep:

"Toi da noi chuyen hai lan voi Duc Hong Y Joseph Ratzinger. Ngai khong co y can thiep. Chung toi da ban luan ve Betania . Toi da trinh voi Duc Giao Hoang ve viec nay. Toa thanh da va dang quan sat ve thu tuc cong nhan. Duc Giao Hoang noi rang day co the la dau hieu cua thoi dai, vi co nhieu noi Duc Me dang hien ra, dien hinh nhu tai Medjugorje. Ngai de nghi toi hay doc mot tac pham noi ve Medjugorje, do linh muc Rene Laurentin viet.

"Toi rat vui long vi Duc GH tin tuong rang hien tuong Me hien ra o Medjugorje la su that. Toi da giai thich cho Ngai ve su kien Me hien ra tai Betania va cac thong diep chinh cua Duc Me lien quan den viec hoa giai. Ngai can dan toi hay can than, va day co the la dau hieu cua moi thoi dai bat on. Duc Giao hoang noi rang Chua Thanh Than dang su dung Duc Me nhu mot dung cu truyen ba Tin Mung cho toan the gioi."

Dai da so cac vi giam muc cua nuoc Venezuela deu chap nhan quyet dinh cong nhan Betania. Chung ta dang song trong mot thoi dai ky thuat, khong co duc tin. Chung ta khong song trong thoi ky Trung co, khi moi nguoi deu chap nhan viec Me hien ra. Bay gioi, ngay ca mot so giam muc va cac tu si cung khogn tin viec Me hien ra. Noi day, chi co 2 vi giam muc khong cong nhan Venezuela ma thoi Tong so cac linh muc o nuoc toi la co chung 36, 37 giam muc."

Cung nen nhac lai, ngay 25 thang 3 nam 1976, ba Maria Esperanza lan dau tien thay Duc Me Maria xuat hien tren mot ngon doi nho, cach Caracase chung mot gio lai xe. Tam nam sau do, ngay 25/3 nam1984, Duc Me Maria da hien ra them bay lan, va co den 108 nguoi duoc chung kien. Sau do, nguoi ta viet chung tu bao cao va gui cho Duc Giam muc Ricardo. Hien nay, ngai nhan duoc 550 chung tu song dong ve cac on la va on chua lanh, trong do co ca chung tu cua mot vi dai tuong quan doi Venezuela.

Duc GM Ricardo tiep:

"Toi khong the noi chinh xac ve con so nhung nguoi duoc nhin thay Duc Me, boi vi co rat nhieu nguoi chung kien viec Me hien ra nhung khong bao cao voi toa Giam Muc. Toi phong chung co khoang tu 1 ngan den 2 ngan nguoi duoc thi kien Duc Me Maria tai Betania. Toi cung biet chac rang co mot so it tuong rang minh thi kien Duc Me, nhung thuc su, ho chi tuong tuong ma thoi."

Truoc khi giao quyen cong nhan su thuc cua viec Duc Me hien ra tai Betania thi vao thap nien 1930, giao quyen nuoc Bi cung cong nhan su kien Duc Me hien ra tai vung Beauraing. Sau Betenia, giao quyen cong nhan mot so viec Duc Me hien ra tai Kibeho, Rwanda va Munagua, Nicaragua. Giao quyen cung da cong nhan mot phan cac noi hien ra khac o Nuoc A Can Dinh(Argentian) va Nhat Ban. Den nay, giao quyen chua cong nhan Me hien ra o Medjugorje, Nam tu vi Me van con tiep tuc hien ra ma chua cham dut.

Duc Giam Muc Ricardo noi rang ngai khong chi don gian chap nhan cac thong diep Duc Me tai Betania ma con la cac viec Me hien ra nua.

Ngai noi:

"That su, toi khong thay co su kho khan nao vi toi biet chac day la su kien that, rat quan trong, co the tin tuong duoc. Ngai cho biet ba Maria Esperanza thuong noi len cac su kien quan trong va dang ngac nhien. Do la vi ba co kha nang doc duoc cac linh hon va biet duoc cac bien co se xay ra trong tuong lai."

Duc GM Ricardo con cho biet rang 2 vi bac si da gui cho ngai cac chung tu cua ho ve viec mot doa hoa hong no ro tu long nguc cua ba Esperanza trong 15 truong hop khac nhau. Day la hien tuong sieu nhien dang ngac nhien va kho tin, ma da xay ra, ke tu sau thoi dai cua cha Thanh Padre Pio. Co nhieu nhan chung tri thuc chung kien hien tuong hoa hong no tu long nguc cua nha than bi Esperanza nay, ke ca mot nhom quay phim Truyen hinh va mot xuong ngon vien truyen hinh.

Duc GM Ricardo tiep:

"Dung tren phuong dien tam ly, toi khong the giai thich duoc tai sao su kien ay lai xay ra? Tai sao mot doa hoa hong lai no ra tu long nguc cua mot con nguoi? Lam sao ta co the giai thich theo khoa hoc tu nhien duoc? Toi thanh thuc khong the giai thich su kien ay va nhieu su kien sieu nhien khac dang xay ra tai Betania theo loi giai thich khoa hoc duoc. Toi chi co the ket luan rang do la cac hien tuong sieu nhien thieng lieng.

"Ba Esperanza la mot nguoi tin huu rat tot. Ba thuong hay cau nguyen suot dem dai. Ba co mot long thuong yeu cao ca. Ba luon giup do nguoi khac trong moi tinh huong. Ba luon san sang de dua doi tay ra nang do nguoi khac."

Khi duoc hoi lieu Vatican da duoc thong bao moi chi tiet ve thi nhan Esperanza khong thi Duc GM Ricardo dap:

"Toi da bao cao moi chi tiet lien quan den ba Esperanza. Moi lan den Roma, toi deu thong bao cho Toa Thanh biet moi su ve ba Esperanza."

(Kim Hà, 9/12/03)

Cảm Nghiệm của Bác Sĩ Allan Weilert, Kansas, USA

Kim Hà

Day la chuyen hanh huong lan thu 5 cua toi den Betania, Venezuela, Nam My. Moi lan toi den vung Sancturario, toi cam thay nhu minh duoc len Thien Dang. Niem hoan lac, su binh an va su hien dien cua Thien Chua lan toa khap vung. Toi se viet ve cac cuoc Duc Me Maria hien ra o Betania, cung nhu cac cau chuyen ve phep la Thanh The.

Luc truoc, toi la mot thay Dong Phanxico, cung mot Dong tu voi cac tu si dang phu trach giao xu Medjugorje. Chua da chuc lanh nen toi huong dan cac phai doan hanh huong den La Ma, Assisi, Fatima, Avila, Garabandal, Lo Duc, Guadalupe va Betania. Rat nhieu on lanh Chua da ban xuong cho chung toi, qua cac cuoc hanh huong voi duc tin nay.

Boi vi toi doi dau voi mot cuoc chien thieng lieng cua phe ta giao Santeria, toi suyt chet vao nam 1989. Thien Chua thuong xot toi va toi phai nam nha thuong trong 8 thang. Toi dang binh phuc mot cach cham chap. Nhung cam ta Chua, toi co the di dung va lam viec la mot bac si chinh xuong o Kansas.

Toi hoat dong tich cuc trong phong trao Canh Tan Dac Sung gan 30 nam nay. Toi tin rang phong trao ve Chua Thanh Than dem lai an sung doi dao cho giao hoi. Long thuong xot Chua da dan dat toi bat dau thanh lap mot cong dong moi cho moi nguoi ton tho va song voi tinh than Long Thuong xot Chua, nhu Ngai da to lo cho Thanh Faustina. Cong viec cua Chua dang phat trien. Chung ta hay cau nguyen cho nhau!

Trong long thuong xot Chua,
Allan

Testimony Of Dr Allan Weilert, Kansas, USA (March 4, 2004)

You can read the highlights here:

This is my 5th trip to Betania, Venezuela, and everytime I'm in the Sancturario, it's like I've been transported to Heaven itself. Such joy, peace, and presence of the Lord permeate the place. Hopefully, I'll have a written account of the Betania apparitions, as well as the story behind the Eucharistic Miracle in your pilgrimage packets.

I am a former Franciscan brother, of the same community of the good friars of Medjugorje. God has blessed me to have led pilgrimages there, to Rome and Assisi, Fatima, Avila, Garabandal, Lourdes, Guadalupe, and of course to Betania. So many graces have flowed as a result of these journeys of faith.

Due to a struggle concerning spirtual warfare with a Santeria cult, I almost died in 1989. The Lord had mercy on me and I survived after 8 months in the hospital. My recovery has been slow, but thank God, I can walk and do my work as a chiropractor here in Kansas.

Like Kim, I have been involved in the charismatic renewal for nearly 30 years now. I believe this movement of the Spirit is a tremendous grace for the Church.

His Mercy has moved me to begin the process of founding a new religious community for men devoted to living the Divine Mercy spirituality as revealed to St. Faustina. His work is gradually unfolding.

In His Mercy,
Allan

(Kim Hà, 2/3/04)