Akita, Japan

Stigmata of the visionary
Supernatural light from tabernacle (seen by many witnesses at a later date, not described below)
Instantaneous healing of the deafness of the visionary and another of terminal brain cancer,
Statue wept 101 occasions in front of many witnesses, once in the private possession of the skeptical bishop
The 101 times was a meaningful number
The chapel was filled the scent of flowers at significant times.
The visionary was imbued with information not available to her: the Fatima prayer
The visionary fulfilled all the necessary desired traits of humility and obedience.
The messages did not run contrary to church teaching.
The events were remarkably similar and linked to Fatima. To read, click here: Link to Fatima
The bishop has given his approval.
The extraordinary events began on June 12, 1973, when Sr.. Agnes saw brilliant mysterious rays emanate suddenly from the tabernacle. The same thing happened
on each of the two days that followed.

On June 28, 1973, a cross-shaped wound appeared on the inside left hand of Sr. Agnes. It bled profusely and caused her much pain. On July 6, Sr. Agnes heard a
voice coming from the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the chapel where she was praying. The statue was carved from a single block of wood from a Katsura
tree and is three feet tall. On the same day, a few of the sisters noticed drops of blood flowing from the statue's right hand. On four occasions, this act of blood
flow repeated itself. The wound in the statue's hand remained until September 29, when it disappeared. On September 29, the day the wound on the statue
disappeared, the sisters noticed the statue had now begun to "sweat", especially on the forehead and neck. On August 3, Sr. Agnes received a second message.
On October 13, she received a final third message.

Two years later on January 4, 1975, the statue of the Blessed Virgin began to weep. It continued to weep at intervals for the next 6 years and eight months. It wept
on 101 occasions.

Apparitions approved - Important Message for the World
 Apparitions approved - Important Message for the World
In 1984, just before retiring at a venerable age, the diocesan Bishop of,
Niigata, Bishop John Shojiro Ito, in consultation with the Holy See, wrote a
 pastoral letter in which he recognized as being authentically of the Mother
  of God, the extraordinary series of events that  had take place from 1973 to
 1981 in a little lay convent within his diocese  at Akita, Japan. Hence in
Akita we are dealing with a Church approved intervention   the Blessed
 Virgin Mary as sure in this respect as Lourdes, La Salette, or Fatima.
 The message of Akita, authenticated by Bishop Ito,
  is a continuation of Fatima. The chastisement threatened is truly terrible
  - far worse than the  possibility of annihilation of several nations
  prophesied at Fatima. Akita  is absolutely consistent with prophecies of Scripture.
 The first message received by Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa on June 6, 1973,
 was a call for prayer and sacrifice for the glory of the Father and
salvation of souls. The second message, August 3, 1973, was for prayer,
 penance and courageous sacrifices to soften the Father's anger.
 The third message on October 13, 1973, the actual anniversary of the final
 visions and miracle of Fatima is as follows: "As I told you, if men do not
 repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment
 on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as
 one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe
 out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither
 priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that
 they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the
 Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day, recite the prayers of the
 Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests. The
 work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that
 one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other
 bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their
 Confreres. The Church and altars will be vandalized.  The Church will be full
 of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and
 consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. "The demon will rage especially against souls
  consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause
  of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no
  longer be pardon for them."   In his pastoral letter approving the events of
  Akita as supernatural, the Bishop of Niigata said: "After the inquiries
  conducted up to the present day, one cannot deny the supernatural character
  of a series of unexplainable events relative to the statue of the Virgin honored
  at Akita (Diocese of Niigata). Consequently I authorize that all of the diocese entrusted to me
 venerate the Holy Mother of Akita."
 Concerning the messages, His Excellency said:
  "As for the content of the messages received, it is no way contrary to
Catholic doctrine or to good morals. When one thinks of the actual state of
  the world, the warning seems to correspond to it in many points." His Excellency
  explained that he had taken eight years to give this judgment because of
  the importance and the  responsibility in question. "The Congregation of
 the Doctrine for the Faith has given me directives in this sense," the Bishop
  said, "that only the bishop of the diocese in question has the power to
  recognize an event of this kind."
The events of Akita have been confirmed by definite miracles, two of which
 are cited by the Bishop in his pastoral letter.  While the warning given by
 Our Lady at Akita is terrible, the message, as the Bishop points out, is
   basically a repetition of the Message of Fatima.
 Our Lady stressed the importance of praying the Rosary, and above all
  of accepting from God  whatever He may send in the course of each day . . .
 whatever suffering . . .     and to offer it up in reparation for so many sins
  committed throughout the world at this time. Our Lady begged especially for
 prayers for bishops, priests, and religious, and for reparation before
  the Blessed Sacrament. Our Lady said: "I have prevented the coming of
  calamities by offering to the Father, together with all the victim souls
  who console Him, the sufferings endured by the Son on the Cross, by His blood
  and by His very loving Soul.  Prayer, penance, and courageous sacrifices can
  appease the anger of the Father."
 To the little religious community where Our Lady gave the messages, she
 asked that it "live in poverty, sanctify itself and pray in reparation for
 the ingratitude and the outrages of so many men."
 The apparitions and events in Akita, Japan,  center around a three foot high
 statue of Our Lady with a Japanese face in the chapel of the Eucharistic
 Handmaids of the Sacred Heart. These supernatural happenings also involve
 Sr. Agnes Sasagawa, one of the Sisters in the convent, to whom Our Lady gave
 Her messages. Sister had been very ill, requiring  about 20 operations. When
the apparitions began, she was nearly deaf. On  June 12, 1973, when she
 opened the tabernacle for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a very strong
 light came from it and filled the entire chapel.
  This happened for three days. When Sister asked the other Sisters if they
  had seen anything out of  the ordinary, they said no.
 This strong light also came from the tabernacle on the feast of Corpus
 Christi. When Sr. Sasagawa told the Bishop of Akita (who was visiting the
 convent on the feast) of this, he advised her to keep it in her heart. On
 the Vigil of the Feast of the Sacred Heart that same year, Sr. Sasagawa's
 guardian angel appeared to her and asked her to pray the Fatima decade
 prayer after each decade of the Rosary. In 1973 this prayer was not well
 known in Japan and Sister had trouble understanding it, but the Sisters
 began to recite the prayer and it has now spread  throughout Japan.
 On the same occasion as the apparition of her  guardian angel, a wound in the
 form of a cross appeared in the hollow of  Sr. Sasagawa's left hand and began
 to bleed. The bleeding ended on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
 The following Friday, the wound bled and stopped the next day. This
 continued for a month. Sister's guardian angel later spoke to her in chapel.
 Although nearly deaf, she heard the angel saying:   "Pray not only for
 yourself, but for the people of all nations. The world today is wounding the
 Sacred Heart of Jesus through so much sin and ingratitude." After hearing
 this, Sister heard a voice come from the statue in the chapel: "My daughter,
you obeyed me very well; you have renounced everything. This deafness is a
great suffering for you. Have patience; you will be healed. It is a trial.
Pray in reparation for all people. Pray much for the Holy Father, for the
bishops and the priests."  On July 6, 1973, a bleeding wound appeared on
 the right hand of the statue of Our Lady in the chapel. On other days, the
 face of the statue bled.  Sister's guardian angel told her: "This flowing
 of blood is significant. It in the chapel: "My daughter,
you obeyed me very well; you have renounced everything. This deafness is a
great suffering for you. Have patience; you will be healed. It is a trial.
Pray in reparation for all people. Pray much for the Holy Father, for the
bishops and the priests."
On July 6, 1973, a bleeding wound appeared on the right hand of the statue
of Our Lady in the chapel. On other days, the face of the statue bled.
Sister's guardian angel told her: "This flowing of blood is significant. It is from my
Son to soften the anger of the Father. I presented to Him many atoning souls
who make reparation by prayers and sacrifices. That  is what I ask of you.
Honor poverty. Live poorly. You must keep your vows,   which are like three
nails to nail you to the Cross - the nails of poverty, chastity, and
Beginning on September 20, 1973, the statue began to sweat from the face to
the feet. Tears began to flow down the face. Also, a very pleasant odor was
felt in the chapel. This happened many times in the presence of others,
 including the Bishop. In all, the statue wept a  total of 101 times. On
 October 13, 1973, there was a serious message. "As I said before," Our Lady
 said, "if mankind does not repent, the Heavenly Father will inflict a very
 serious punishment on the whole world; a punishment the likes of which has
 never happened before. Many people will perish.  Pray the Rosary often. Only
 I can prevent the disaster. Whoever entrusts themselves to me will be
 saved." The statue continued to weep and other messages followed. Pilgrims
 came and many received answers to their prayers.
 Then, in 1981, Theresa Chon, who was suffering from terminal brain cancer,
  was miraculously healed through the intercession of Our Lady of Akita. This
  healing was well documented by Fr. Joseph Oh of Seoul, S. Korea.
 In his pastoral letter, Bishop Ito said that it
 would have been difficult to believe in a message from Our Lady that is so
 terrible, unless there was overwhelming proof that it was indeed from Her.
 But he points out that the terrible chastisement of which Our Lady speaks
 is on the condition: "If men do not repent and do not better themselves . . ."
 The Bishop added it is a serious warning, while at the same time one
 perceives in it the maternal love of Our Lady. In Her message warning the
 world of the annihilation of a great part of humanity, She said: "The thought
 of the loss of numerous souls makes me sad."
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