Thursday, October 27, 2011

Aurora borealis seen in places where such northern lights are very rare

Yesterday, October 26, newspapers reported that aurora borealis were seen as far south as Arkansas.  Of course, reporters were quick to say this means nothing unusual or tragic will happen. 

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However,  since this is such a very rare occurrence, it is not out of place to ask if God has some special meaning with the fact that people are able to see the aurora borealis so far south.

And in the perspective of the Fatima message, we recall the 1938 aurora borealis that announced the start of World  War II.

She specifically prophesized the outbreak of World War II. It also contained her solemn request for the Consecration of Russia.

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady told the three children:

‘You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.

Indeed, on January 25, 1938, a remarkable display of aurora borealis was visible in many parts of the world.

According to press report at that time, in many areas of Europe, panic broke out, as the populace was deeply shaken by the unusual event.

We have no way of knowing for sure if this new display of aurora borealis is another sign from God and Our Lady that new chastisements will befall the world if men continue to offend God with the sins of abortion, pornography, secularism, and homosexual “marriage.”

But what catches the eye is that secular columnists rush to report on the aurora borealis in terms that they mean nothing special.

For example, in the York Daily Record columnist Mike Argento writes:

York, PA - In the Middle Ages, people in Europe believed that the appearance of the aurora borealis in the northern sky was a bad omen, a harbinger of plagues and wars and death.

Which, when you think about the Middle Ages in Europe, was a pretty safe prediction to make at any time and not just when the aurora borealis was lighting up the sky.

In York County, of course, nobody believes that -- or the Native American lore that the Northern Lights are the spirits of shamen ascending to the afterlife. But recently, the aurora, on clear nights, has been visible in the northern sky here, a rare occurrence.

As Shakespeare would have it:

The Writer Doth Protest too Much.


Photo credit: Photograped by Mila Zinkova

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