Aug 25-26, 2017 The Messages of Our Lady of Akita

The Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Akita, Japan,
to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa 

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.

Fr. Elias Mary Mills

Fr. Elias Mary Mills

Fr. Elias is the Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, WI.

He will celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin with chants.  Come experience this beautiful celebration of the Holy Mass.

Come join us as he relates the appariton and the warnings of Our Lady as she appeared in Akita, Japan. These apparitions are approved and unique in that the weeping statue of the Virgin Mary was broadcast on Japanese national television.

Read more about Fr. Elias' vocation journey and priesthood.