LIPA City, Batangas, Sept. 13, 2015 – It was a historic day of celebration for Mediatrix devotees all over the world!
Lipa Archbishop Ramón C. Argüelles on Saturday, Sept. 12, the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, officially confirmed that the miracles surrounding the apparition in his archdiocese of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title Mediatrix of All Grace are of “supernatural character” and “worthy of belief.”
“That the events and apparition 1948, also known as the Marian phenomenon of Lipa and its aftermath even in recent times, do exhibit supernatural character and [is] worthy of belief,” notes the Lipa prelate, who goes on to encourage devotion to Mary under what he calls the “revered and worthy title” Mediatrix of All Grace.
In a four-page document, Argüelles points out that the country can depend on the intercession of the Mediatrix of All Grace for it to have a “true and lasting transformation” politically, socially, economically, and spiritually.
“Whereas, the Philippines, called to be the humble instrument and eager companion of the star of third millennium evangelization, Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace, needs her to combat all kinds of corruption, eradicate all kinds of addictions, erase all forms of self-centeredness, oppose the culture of greed,” he explains.
Argüelles is one of the high-ranking Filipino Church officials openly supportive of the Mediatrix cause.
The others are: Digos Bishop Guillermo Afable, Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, Batanes Bishop Camilo Gregorio, Cotabato Auxiliary Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, and retired Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Antonio Rañola. (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCP News)