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Power of the Rosary

>>Our Lady of Medjugorje's monthly message [8-25-97] stated:

"Through the rosary open your heart to me and I am able to help you." An example of this is the following true story that occurred during World War II:<<

"During the Second World War an atomic bomb was dropped on two Japanese cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

An extraordinary thing happened at Hiroshima. A small community of Jesuit Fathers lived in a church house near the parish church, situated only eight blocks from the center of the bomb blast.

This notwithstanding, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the atomic bomb, all eight members of the small Jesuit community escaped unscathed, while every other person who was within a radius of roughly one and a half kilometers from the center of the explosion died. The church house where the Jesuits lived was still standing, while the nearby church was completely destroyed.

Father Hubert Shiffer was one of these. He was 30 when the atomic bomb exploded at Hiroshima and lived another 33 years in good health. He recounted his experiences at Hiroshima during the Eucharistic Congress held in Philadelphia (USA) in 1976. At that time, all eight members of the Jesuit community were still alive.

Father Shiffer was examined and questioned by more than 200 scientists who were unable to explain how he and his companions had survived in the midst of thousands of dead. He attributed it to the protection of the Madonna. He declared: 'I was in the middle of the atomic explosion and I am still here alive and well. I was not struck down by its destruction.'

Furthermore, Father Shiffer maintained that for several years hundreds of experts and investigators continued to study and investigate the scientific reasons as to why the church house was not affected. He explained that in that house there was just one thing that was different: in that house the Holy Rosary was recited together every day."

- Mike Coppi