Diary of Me­di­a­trix vi­sion­ary Sr. Teresing

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The late Sis­ter Teresing Castillo, the vi­sion­ary of Our Lady Me­di­a­trix of All Grace, wrote two di­aries. The first diary was de­stroyed. This is the se­cond one, type­writ­ten by her a few years be­fore she passed away. Be­cause the orig­i­nal diary is lengthy and hazy, im­por­tant ex­cerpts are dis­cussed here.

This diary is the only known ex­ist­ing first-hand ev­i­dence of the ap­pari­tions of Our Lady Me­di­a­trix of All Grace, a name she told Sr. Teresing Castillo to be her ti­tle. Just like Sr. Lu­cia of Fa­tima, the Blessed Vir­gin ap­peared many times to Sr. Teresing, pro­claim­ing her mes­sages to the world.

Diary excerpt 1 — Tor­mented by the devil. 11 Au­gust 1948.

“At around 3 a.m., I was awak­ened by the shak­ing of my bed which lasted about one minute or so. He (the devil) also told me that I was wrong in lov­ing and re­spect­ing the bishop and Mother Ce­cilia. He was ter­ri­bly ugly. He hit me and the marks (were) seen by Mother Pri­oress. His foul odor con­vinced me that he was some­thing to­tally evil. With God’s grace, I was de­ter­mined to win the bat­tle. He dis­ap­peared af­ter be­ing sprin­kled by me with holy wa­ter as I have been told to do by Mother Pri­oress.”

(Note. The devil knew how im­por­tant Our Lady Me­di­a­trix was in the Church’s evan­gel­i­cal ef­fort in Asia, es­pe­cially in the “con­ver­sion” of China (“con­ver­sion” not re­li­giously, but in the change of heart to­wards peace)

In the devil’s panic, he in­stilled to­tal fear on Sr. Teresing to pre­vent her from re­ceiv­ing the mes­sages of Our Lady. But the Vir­gin pre­vailed.

Diary excerpt 2 — The heal­ing rose petal, 20 Au­gust 1948.

“I was in our cell, fix­ing our bed, when I heard a sound sim­i­lar to that of a bird flap­ping its wings. When I looked up, I no­ticed a strong, sweet smell and I saw petals fall­ing from nowhere be­cause there was no hole in the ceil­ing. When the petals reached the floor, they formed into a cross, so I said to my­self: ‘O my Je­sus, what is hap­pen­ing to me now?’ Mother Pri­oress gath­ered the petals and brought them with her.”

1 Septem­ber 1948.

I was led back to our cell. I smelt a sweet fra­grance again and im­me­di­ately guessed that Mama

Mary was in our cell. Yes, she was! Al­though I was blind, she told me to gather all the petals on our bed. I did. Be­fore she left the cell, I begged her on bended knees to please al­low me to kiss her feet. Much to my sur­prise, she con­sented. I could hardly be­lieve, but it is re­ally very true. I felt I couldn’t do it, be­cause I felt so un­wor­thy. But I did it: My feel­ing was beyond de­scrip­tion.”

(Note. Sr. Teresing wrote about rose petals, which is a pre­view to the Mir­a­cle of Rose Petals, ex­plained in the book Mary Me­di­a­trix of All

Grace, by Rene de Je­sus (avail­able at the Carmelite Con­vent in Lipa). The rose petals bore re­li­gious images, such as the Holy Trin­ity, Our Lady of Fa­tima, etc. There were peo­ple healed by the petals.)

Book excerpt. (Pages 152 to 153).

“Dear Julie (Hughes-Sikora, Filipino mar­ried to an Amer­i­can), I was cured by your rose petals. I want you to know that it had per­formed a mir­a­cle on me. I was cured of my can­cer. Please come and see me when you get to Chicago. Sr. Mary An­gela.”

“Sr. Mary An­gela re­counted that, when the rose petal was brought to her (by Julie), she was dy­ing of blad­der can­cer, and a cof­fin was al­ready on standby. (She was) alone in her room with the petal, pray­ing. The Blessed Mother in her white veil dress and veil ‘came out’ of the rose petal and stood float­ing on a cloud be­fore her. The Blessed Mother smiled at her. With her pain so se­vere, she fainted. She woke up the next day with all her scars from her past op­er­a­tions gone. She felt well and healed com­pletely.”

(Note. Julie got the “heal­ing rose petal” at the Me­di­a­trix shrine in Lipa. A strong wind blew a shower of petals, and she picked up one. She even­tu­ally sur­ren­dered the petal to the Carmelite Sis­ters in Lipa af­ter it healed An­gela.)

For de­tails on past ar­ti­cles about Our Lady Me­di­a­trix, visit the fol­low­ing ar­ti­cles in Daily Tri­bune: “Me­di­a­trix im­age sheds tears in Lipa (1),” 12 Au­gust 2020, and “The ‘con­ver­sion’ of China (2),” 16 Au­gust 2020.

Email the au­thor for a free down­load of the orig­i­nal diary of Sr. Teresing.

“With her pain so se­vere, she fainted. She woke up the next day with all her scars from her past op­er­a­tions gone. She felt well and healed com­pletely.

“When I looked up, I no­ticed a strong, sweet smell and I saw petals fall­ing from nowhere be­cause there was no hole in the ceil­ing.

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