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Old Jan 6, '11, 1:58 pm
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Ha anyone heard of a recent (last number of years) apparition of Christ. Just wondering as it seems most apparitions are of Mary. Has anyone references to stories of apparitions of Jesus.

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Sorry, I don't know of any. I just Googled the subject and the vast majority are Marian apparitions. Very few Jesus apparitions, and these are sometimes listed along with Marian apparitions - e.g., if Mary appears with the infant Jesus, this is counted as both a Marian AND a Jesus apparition.

Slightly OT: I wonder why Protestants don't have a significant apparitional history. Protestants not seeing Mary is perhaps understandable, but one would imagine that they would see Jesus with some frequency. The Catholic Church seems to have "cornered the market" on apparitions ...
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Old Jan 6, '11, 4:05 pm
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Slightly OT: I wonder why Protestants don't have a significant apparitional history. Protestants not seeing Mary is perhaps understandable, but one would imagine that they would see Jesus with some frequency. The Catholic Church seems to have "cornered the market" on apparitions ...
I too have noticed that hmm I guess Mary is more opt to appear to Catholics
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Old Jan 6, '11, 4:51 pm
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That is because Mary loves her faithful children. When prodies stop their heresy perhaps they will be more receptive to apparitions of Jesus and his holy mother.
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Sorry, I don't know of any. I just Googled the subject and the vast majority are Marian apparitions. Very few Jesus apparitions, and these are sometimes listed along with Marian apparitions - e.g., if Mary appears with the infant Jesus, this is counted as both a Marian AND a Jesus apparition.

Slightly OT: I wonder why Protestants don't have a significant apparitional history. Protestants not seeing Mary is perhaps understandable, but one would imagine that they would see Jesus with some frequency. The Catholic Church seems to have "cornered the market" on apparitions ...
Simple answer is that protestants follow what is scriptural. Seeing Jesus and angels would qualify. Most sightings are by pentecostals/charismatics while most others shy away from the mystical; except for trusting the written word illuminated by the Holy Spirit.
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If they truly followed what is scriptural they would have accepted that Christ established only one holy church. And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
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That is because Mary loves her faithful children. When prodies stop their heresy perhaps they will be more receptive to apparitions of Jesus and his holy mother.

That is not entirely correct. I would say she, like her son, loves the lost as well. Remember, Jesus appeared to Paul while he was still persecuting christians.

Don't forget it is not about our holiness but the purposes of the Lord. Peter was rebuked by Paul for acting against faith yet his vision on the rooftop brought the gentiles into the family of God.

While we strive for holiness we all often fall short.
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If they truly followed what is scriptural they would have accepted that Christ established only one holy church. And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Perhaps but there is more in Tradition than in scripture.
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That is not entirely correct. I would say she, like her son, loves the lost as well. Remember, Jesus appeared to Paul while he was still persecuting christians.

Don't forget it is not about our holiness but the purposes of the Lord. Peter was rebuked by Paul for acting against faith yet his vision on the rooftop brought the gentiles into the family of God.

While we strive for holiness we all often fall short.
Good points. We must leave the door open for the lost to enter the church, but we must also bring it to our brothers' and sisters' attention that they are in a state of heresy.
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Old Jan 8, '11, 12:09 pm
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Thanks for your replies, the thread went away from the original subject but I suppose that's ok to.
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Well, it's not a public apparition but are you familiar with the life and diary of Saint Maria Faustina?

Born Helena Kowalska (1905) in Poland, she wrote about and spoke of numerous experiences of seeing and hearing Jesus. The most well-known of these is forever recorded in the painting of the Lord with red and blue rays shining from His heart. She was told to describe this to a painter so that it could be shared with the world.

Saint Faustina died in 1938 and was canonized in April 2000.

Her diary has been organized and edited and is published under the title Divine Mercy in my Soul.

Be well.
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Yes, Saint Faustina would be the last one.

Before I come as the Just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy

Mary appears on behalf of Jesus.
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There a lot of Marian apparitions. Very few ones of Jesus.

I guess Mary is more of the traveling type. Her Son is the more stay-at-home person!
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Skipper350 that is the info I was looking for, thanks, I will look this up.
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You're welcome. Have a great Sunday!
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