On Sunday, August 1, 1993, I spoke at the St. Louis Eucharistic Congress during the height of the 1993 Great Flood of the Mississippi River. In my talk, I explained how Our Lady of Guadalupe interceded to save Mexico City from a horrible flood in 1634. The flood had already killed 30,000 people. The desperate citizens, imploring Our Lady’s help, carried the Miraculous Image through the knee-high floodwaters from the Basilica to the Cathedral in Mexico City. This was the first and only time such a procession has taken place. The flood miraculously ended.
After my talk, Congress participants asked me to imitate that procession and take the Missionary Image to the flooding Mississippi River. This river was originally named the River of the Immaculate Conception. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a representation of the Immaculate Conception.
I made an announcement of a spontaneous procession with the Missionary Image to the River. About 200 people joined me and we processed from the Cathedral of St. Louis to the great arch of the Gateway to the West and down the flood-swept steps to the riverside.
Hundreds of on-lookers joined us there and I sprinkled holy water into the river and prayed in the pouring rain for an abatement of the flood, the salvation of the dead and the healing of the sufferers. We concluded by singing “America the Beautiful.”
As we processed back, the rain suddenly stopped as we sang the very last note of the “Hail Holy Queen” hymn and the Cathedral bells unexpectedly rang out jubilantly at 5:20 PM! As we placed the Image into a van, a large flock of swallows suddenly swooped over us and circled continuously overhead. There were no other birds to be seen anywhere else.
The Mississippi River at St. Louis crested on that very day, on August 1, 1993, at 49.6 feet, nearly 20 feet above flood stage. It had a peak flow rate of 1,080,000 cubic feet. At this rate, a bowl the size of Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis would be filled to the brim in 70 seconds!
The next day, the floodwaters began to recede! The Congress organizers credited this to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
A few years later, I received an email from Sara Connelly Zervos who was in that procession. She reminded me of the grace of the receding of the Great Flood. She wrote,
On August 1, 1993, you spoke at the St. Louis Eucharistic Congress with the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe during the height of the Great Flood of 1993. The forecast for that weekend was for the flood stage to go to its highest level in history, and it did on that day at 49.6 feet, nearly 20 feet above flood stage, which was expected to inundate St. Louis.
However, on that day, the small group at the Congress, led by you with the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, processed around the St. Louis Arch, praying for God’s mercy through the Mother of God.
The next day, the levees broke north of St. Louis and south of St. Louis, but St. Louis was saved. I was privileged by God to be there and witness this miracle.
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Jesus King of All Nations has now prophesied a GREAT CHASTISEMENT because of unrepentant sinful humanity. He said, “Let it be known and made clear, that soon, very soon, there shall come upon mankind the Great Chastisement which has been prophesied for many years yet held back by the most powerful intercession of my immaculate mother and the prayers and sacrifices of my faithful ones.” (Journal 420).
He said, “Awake! Lift up your heads my people! Do you not see the signs all around you?! A great catastrophe is about to befall you!” (Journal 664).
He said, “It is for your good, O mankind, that I allow my justice to be poured out in order to awaken your conscience and correct your sinful behavior.” (Journal 414).
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