MYSTIC Luz de Maria Bonilla must by now be familiar to this column's readers. She, the Catholic stigmatist who has remained in good standing with the Church amid her stigmata and her encounters with Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel since 1992.
Much prophecies have been revealed to her, including the rise of plagues, one of which has been named by the World Health Organization as the Covid 19. And to her too was revealed remedies against the plagues, some of which seem yet to dawn upon us.
Here were the prophecies she had recorded and were published even before Covid-19 came to be.
Our Lord Jesus Christ on March 17, 2010: "My dearly beloved people, I love you. I love you infinitely, and today I call you to place My cross in a visible place in your home. Do not fear, do not be ashamed of being recognized, because I love you and recognize you continuously. Today I again call you to anoint the doors of your homes, because plague is approaching for humanity."
Even that early, there was confirmation of a plague to be produced in laboratories. Our Lord Jesus Christ told Luz on April 14, 2010:
"Plague is approaching for humanity. This is produced by human hands, which wanting some economic power that they have lost in recent times, will cause disease among My own. This causes My Heart great pain. Therefore, I am warning you, and again I remind you of the use of the sacramentals so that you would protect yourselves. I remind you to anoint your homes for protection."
In the above quote, there is already a mention of one remedy against plagues: the use of sacramentals. Let us familiarize ourselves with what sacramentals are.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: "These are sacred signs which bear a resemblance to the sacraments. They signify effects, particularly of a spiritual nature, which are obtained through the intercession of the Church. By them men are disposed to receive the chief effect of the sacraments, and various occasions in life are rendered holy."
Going to Wikipedia: "sacramental is a material object or action (in Latin sacramentalia) ritually blessed by a priest to signal its association with the Sacraments and so to incite reverence during acts of worship...Holy water, for example, is a sacramental that believers use to recall their baptism; other common sacramentals include blessed candles, blessed palms, blessed ashes, a cross necklace (often taken to be blessed by a pastor before daily use), blessed salt, and holy cards, as well as Christian art, especially a crucifix. Apart from those worn daily, such as a cross necklace or devotional scapular, sacramentals are often kept on home altars in Christian households."
At one time, Jesus specifically cited to Luz the use of the Miraculous Medal.
The Blessed Virgin Mary also foretold of plagues as early as October 15, 2009 when she told Luz as follows:
"Little children, humanity is fast approaching its finale and MY SON'S INTERMEDIATE COMING IS CLOSE. I have called you to seal your homes so that evil and plague would pass by, and you have been prompt to follow My instructions obediently. Yet you still do not understand that if the doors and windows of a home are sealed and a human being continues to be lukewarm, evil and plague will enter and make him succumb to sin."
On August 8 last year, St. Michael again confirmed a coming plague, this time being somewhat specific on Covid-19 saying: "When you hear of a strongly contagious respiratory illness, do not expose yourselves in crowds, or in places where you have to share several hours with your brothers and sisters, for example in airplanes and collective means of transport. Wait patiently for the said disease to abate. People of God be obedient and be patient, so that with due discernment and given My calls, you are cautious in undertaking trips that are not a priority."
Yes, the great Angelic Saint agrees with the prescriptions of the government in imposing lockdowns.
The Blessed Mother also identified medicinal plants that could be used against plagues, not necessarily Covid-19 which is a virus. Some of the plants have been known as anti-bacterial. Does this imply that bacterial plagues also threaten?
On January 31, 2015, Luz quoted the Blessed Mother as saying: "Another disease is spreading, affecting the respiratory tract; it is extremely contagious. Keep holy water; use hawthorn and the Echinacea plant to combat it."
Also on May 24, 2017, the Blessed Virgin Mary said: "Serious illnesses are approaching that attack the digestive system; use the plant known as Angelica. Use the entire plant properly, with pregnant women being cautious. A disease is coming that will attack the eyes; for this use the plant known as Eyebright."
The Blessed Mother, however, seemed to have also made anti-viral measures when she said on March 12, 2017: "As your Mother, I beg you to maintain as part of your routine for living, the daily necessity of ingesting Vitamin C, of ingesting raw garlic or ginger daily."
While garlic is known to be anti-bacterials, it is also reputed to strengthen the immune system, a measure against Covid-19. There also mention of oregano.
Our Blessed Mother also cited the use of the Good Samaritan Oil, but the components are not readily locall available so I am skipping on it.
Residents of BAguio City where there are pine trees came to my mind in Luz's quote of Jesus on March 1, 2019, when He said: "Remain on alert: serious epidemics are appearing before humanity and they attack the respiratory system, for which I call you to use Pinus needles or leaves with extreme prudence, in doses no greater than twice a day, in the form of tea."
On November 14, 2014, Luz said: "The Blessed Mother told me about a disease that will attack the nervous system and the immune system causing serious skin problems, for which she told me to use the leaf of the nettle plant and ginkgo."
Luz once asked the Blessed Mother what should be done to make the body more resistant to the coming plagues and the Blessed Mother replied:
"My Beloved, use water boiled beforehand and start the body's detoxification straightaway by drinking as much water as possible: in this way, the body will be purified."