The Associacao Rehina do Rosario e da Paz Itapiranga (ARRPI Brazil ) and [alleged seer] Edson Glauber-Response

December 8, 2017

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception


And from the alleged seer:

The Associacao Rehina do Rosario e da Paz Itapiranga (ARRPI Brazil ) and [alleged seer] Edson Glauber after having had a special general meeting to go over the letter of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and after the last visits and conversations between Fr. Graciomar Gama Fernandes, Diocesan Administrator at the time, when it was brought up at the meeting of November 21, 2016, had noticed and come to the conclusion unanimously that from the explanations of Fr. Graciomar, his impositions and the information given to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in a hurry, that there was no truth, but bad faith, bad intentions to ruin the work of our Lady in Itapiranga.

This is the conclusion after all had been examined: from the dates indicated on the document, from the document and the explanation of Fr. Graciomar in delivering the letter in the hands of Edson Glauber in Itacoatiara on March 28, 2017, from the conversation when he was present in the meeting with ARRPI and the minutes signed by all the members of November 21, 2016; from the previous conversations of Father Graciomar and Edson Glauber, Director of ARRPI Brazil in the curia of Itacoatiara on October 22, 2016 and from his contradictions in the meeting in the presence of ARRPI.

Since the document has placed doubts and has done big damage to so many souls and has also ruined the image of the family of Edson in front of the Church of Manaus and in other places outside Brazil where the messages have been made known and been spread, and since it has caused so much suffering in the faithful who were making pilgrimages who would donate their small offerings to help this work, this General Assembly asks that all the money and the pilgrims offers used by the Prelature of Itacoatiara , as well as the property of Edson’s family which has been donated and bought for the only reason for the work of the Queen of the Rosary and of Peace by the deceased Bishop Carillo Gritti for the construction of the Santuario, be repaid in full to the family and to ARRPI as a right, because they have been bought from the offerings of all the pilgrims who believe in this work and in the apparitions of the Holy Virgin.

Since the Prelature of Itacoatiara was not giving an answer and was allowing the time to go by without resolving this big problem in front of the Holy See, this General Assembly asks now that all be resolved the sooner and this decree be cancelled because the facts have not been analyzed welI, because the Prelature of Itacoatiara has done a big defamation against the person of Edson, his family, ARRPI and the Santuario of Itapiranga.

The Assembly concludes by saying: The apparitions are not considered authentic, not considered to be true, but the Prelature can use the money of the pilgrims who believe in the presence of our Lady in Itapiranga the way they have done in the last months? The confidants have to keep quiet and to be silent because nothing is true, but the Church can take the property of a family for other purposes that are not the work of The Virgin Queen of the Rosary and of Peace? Here there is a great mistake and the Assembly has decided that after all these events and facts the confidants of the Virgin Mary cannot accept an imposition of obedience that has come from the Congregation, because the facts were not right, the way they should have been, because who has failed are the Priests of the Prelature of Itacoatiara for giving untrue information and if the Church does not correct this , the cause will be brought before the Court and Judges of the Amazon, using legal and criminal means.

Not to give an answer to the Prelature of Itacoatiara and to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith after more than eight months is as to accept everything they have said to be true. But the truth is another and now I have to show the truth so that all can make their just discernment of the facts.

This is the decision of all the members of the General Assembly of ARRPI Brazil to defend and honor the Queen of the Rosary and of Peace who has been appearing in the Amazon during all these years from 1994 to these days.

The site of  the Holy Veil of Manoppello to be declared a shrine on December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The veil is 17 centimeters long and 24 centimeters wide, and made of rare, sheer “sea silk” fiber from mollusk called “byssus,” usually found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. The most striking thing about the veil is its transparency. The image remains perfectly visible from either side, yet under certain light, the image disappears.

Pictures at link.

Turmoil now surrounds the alleged visions, apparitions, and locutions of an alleged seer from Itapiranga, Brazil.

Turmoil Surrounds Alleged Seer

Turmoil now surrounds the alleged visions, apparitions, and locutions of an alleged seer from Itapiranga, Brazil.

Image result for edson glauberIt’s as yet unclear what the final stance of the Church will be. The current bishop hasn’t yet rendered a verdict. His predecessor, Monsignor Carillo Gritti, did, informally approving the supernaturality of the events in the 1990s  and consecrating a shrine there though not those occurring since that time (and up to the present). The key visionary, Edson Glauber, still asserts he sees Mary as well as Joseph and Jesus. He has appeared twice in the New York area as well as extensively in Italy and Slovenia.

But last February — unbeknownst to the Catholic media — the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome apparently issued an internal letter of warning after receiving a letter concerning the shrine and alleged apparitions. (We are still refining translations of it.)

In that note, according to rough preliminary interpretation, the Congregation strongly recommended that the local prelate “take all necessary measures” not to broadcast Glauber’s messages “from the prelature of Itacoatiara” (the local diocese). The document cited problems with a priest involved at the apparition’s shrine — which had been consecrated by Bishop Gritti (who is now deceased).

It also suggested there be “no further mention of worship celebrated in the shrine dedicated to ‘Our Lady Queen of the Rosary and Peace of Itapiranga.’”

And it asked Glauber as well as an organization associated with his apparitions to refrain from further dissemination of messages.

Image result for mark miravalleIt’s unclear whether the Congregation’s recommendations — strongly worded, according to that preliminary translation — pertain to reputed messages received recently or also to those from the 1990s that met with tacit approval (and that were thus the focus of articles on Catholic news websites). 

Those messages, as well as some more recent ones, are also the focus of a book by a major Marian theologian, Dr. Mark Miravalle, of Franciscan University, who understood the situation as having met with at least partial approval.

Thus does confusion reign.

We attempted more than a month ago to contact the Diocese of Itacoatiara but have not yet met with success. While deciding, last summer, not to attend his apparitions in the U.S., we as yet withhold judgment. Glauber declined repeated requests for interviews by Spirit Daily, citing the delicacy of his situation with his bishop. However, the extent of that situation was not known until now.

Bishops in Slovenia and Italy have also been made aware of the Congregation’s recommendations.

Image result for cardinal muellerThat dicastery, under Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, was seen as clamping down on apparitions. It likewise halted public messages from a seer, Ivan Dragicevic, from Medjugorje (first reported here) and put a stop to certain public appearances by other visionaries. In July, Cardinal Müller’s tenure was ended, however, by Pope Francis, who has himself expressed misgivings about daily alleged missives (saying the Virgin was “not a postmaster”).

On July 1, 2017, Pope Francis named Luis Ladaria Ferrer to succeed Müller as Prefect of the CDF.

Those involved with Itapiranga assert that “lies” were spread about the association by a priest after the death of Bishop Gritti and that the decree is thus incomplete and “erroneous.” They complain that it fails to mention a second seer, Glauber’s mother, Maria do Carmo, who likewise met with approval by the now-deceased Bishop Gritti. The Congregation’s document was not a formal “Notification” of condemnation. Nothing has been stated as far as books about the situation.

We will strictly adhere to any final determination by the local bishop and will report any actions or statements he makes.  Those around Glauber indicate they are not “obliged” as yet to enter into silence, though the Congregation’s requests are sure to dampen enthusiasm for the alleged circumstances at this remote city along the Amazon.