Hat tip to Kit’s Blog for finding and posting this article and to Susan for emailing me the link!
In the ‘lying signs and wonders’ category this week is this report from Manila about a woman who claims to see ‘Mama Mary’ on a mountain called ‘Salvation’.
The ‘seer’ is Emma C. de Guzman, who, according to the report, holds healing sessions twice a year in a shrine on Mount Batulao, which pilgrims call their “Mountain of Salvation.”
According to a June 27th report at the Philippine Star:
Emma de Guzman is a poor widow with three children from Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija and had to work initially as a domestic helper in Singapore in the early ‘80s and later in Canada as a nanny (she didn’t even know what a nanny was before she got the job).
De Guzman’s first vision, she claims, was of Jesus Christ Himself. Later, on a trip to New York with her employer, de Guzman ‘saw’ her first vision of Mary:
Emma said that the vision happened while she was at the Fatima Shrine during a trip to New York with her employer. When she returned to her home base in Canada, she says that the Blessed Mother started appearing to her repeatedly.
Emma also ‘sees’ and communicates with saints such as Bernadette, Sister Faustina, Teresa of Avila, and even St. John (Christ’s disciple and writer of the book of Revelation). It was John, de Guzman claims, who spoke to her in ancient Greek.
Documentary filmmaker, June Keithley, has produced a film titled, Emma, which premiered in the Philippines on June 27, 2009. The two-hour documentary introduces de Guzman as a simple widow with three children, who supports her family by working as a domestic in Singapore. When she lost her job, de Guzman says she had no idea how she would find new employment.
She says she didn’t know where to go after her contract in Singapore expired. While seated on a bench in the Lion City, a strong wind blew. In its wake, a small piece of paper landed at Emma’s feet. When Emma read the paper, it bore the name of the agency and the contact number of a job opportunity in Canada. She went home to the Philippines to fix her documents. A friend helped her with the logistics and Emma flew to Canada to become a nanny. (Source: Philippine Star)
The documentary shows Emma de Guzman ‘sweating gold’, which appeared to be simple glitter, but was analyzed by “acclaimed scientists in the States”, who proclaimed the gold dust genuine.
But Emma de Guzman does so much more. According to de Guzman’s website:
Emma’s multiple supernatural gifts, which have been manifested to thousands of people, include healing, bilocation, levitation, reading of hearts and souls, communion without deglutition (which is the process of using the throat muscles to swallow); and the appearance of bleeding hosts on her tongue–one after another. She also receives pure white hosts miraculously. Emma has also been given the gift of prophecy and the odor of sanctity. (To date she has received five beautiful perfumed fragrances.) People have witnessed roses emerge from the center of her chest and rose petals and roses fall around her. On many occasions witnesses have seen fragrant oil appear on her face, hands, feet and even ooze from her eyes. Statues of Jesus, Mary and other saints have oiled and bled while she was present. On multiple occasions Emma’s body has been covered with multi-colored glitter. All of the above happenings have been witnessed by many, many people, including priests, nuns and lay people from various walks of life.
The Miracle on the Mountain that reportedly occurred on September 7th featured many of the above ‘miracles’. Even ‘angels’ appeared to the faithful:
Monique Lanting, who was seated on the mountain path, narrated this story by text: “The entrance hymn for the 6 p.m. Mass had started when I looked and saw something white below the cliff. At first I didn’t know what it was, so I looked away. When I looked again, the white figure was still there. I didn’t feel any fear, nor did I get goosebumps as I continued to stare at it. I clutched at Tita (Aunt) Maricar and asked if she, too, could see it. All of a sudden, the figure flapped its wings. That’s when my Tita said that we had seen an angel. We even saw the angel walk upwards. It disappeared when my Tita and I sat down.”
The big question is this: What is the source of Emma de Guzman’s ‘miracles’? Is she intentionally deceptive, or is she being deceived? The real Jesus Christ does not contradict Himself. He states unequivocally, that He is the only way to heaven. John 14:6 says: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
De Guzman’s Marian and Christ visions tell her otherwise.You can watch a video of de Guzman during a meeting earlier this year, where she explains what Jesus and Mary have told her:
Note, that de Guzman says here that all faiths come to Jesus (Muslim, Jewish, Catholic — we are all created by God, and we are going to heaven). At the very least, this statement is heretical.