Maitreya is not the only Master
to 'perform' such miracles. Jesus, and especially the
Master who at the time was the Madonna, are also very
active in this regard.
Often, but not always, Maitreya is dressed in
white. He always looks different, depending on the
circumstances and the person he appears to.
Descriptions, and reactions, therefore vary.
"A magnificent, unforgettable visage: smooth,
golden-brown skin, large dark almond-shaped eyes set
widely apart, a classic medium-sized nose and mouth
and an unusual feature: high cheekbones." This is how,
in The Asian Times, Colombian journalist
Patricia Pitchon described a vision she had of
Five hundred children
from Emilia Auginaldo Elementary School on the island
of Luzon, the Philippines, witnessed a vision in the
On the afternoon of 19
November 1982, a ten year old girl was sitting in the
playground of the school. When she looked up at the
sky, she saw three angels, Mother Mary with a baby in
her arms and an old man standing next to her. Other
children saw the same vision in the sky.
They described the
vision to a reporter in great detail: Mary was wearing
a gown and a gold crown on her head; the angels had
golden hair and wore long flaming gowns; one of them
had a key in her hand.
One teacher who had
seen the vision told the reporter that she felt an
awesome force making her kneel down.
3. Vision in
In Villarica, Paraguay,
there was great excitement when a woman reported
having seen a vision of the Christ. "During the night,
after I had said my prayers, a shining vision of the
Christ appeared to me," she said, "and when it
vanished it left marks behind on the wall of my hut."
(From Share International magazine, September
4. Virgin Mary
In 1986, an old Coptic
church in a slum suburb of northern Cairo became a
place of pilgrimage for thousands of Egyptians when
numerous visions of the Virgin Mary were reported.
Mary has been seen not
only by devout Christians but by Muslims too. Miracles
of healing were reported to have taken place.
years, a group of six children saw visions of the
Madonna in Medjugorje, Bosnia. Many miracles happened
and millions of people visited the village.
Three women received
visions of the Virgin in a humble shrine in Ireland,
The Irish News wrote in 1988 (six years after
the apparitions had begun). As at Medjugorje, people’s
lives have been transformed for the good as a result
of visiting the shrine.
7. Jesus in
In Nicaragua, quite a
stir was caused when people stated they had met Jesus.
Some of them claimed to have been healed of illnesses.
In several Nicaraguan news publications, Rosalia, a
market stall holder, gave an account of her
experience: one day while she was at work on her stall
a man came up to her and introduced himself with the
words: "You wished to meet me, here I am, my name is
Jesus." The man went home with her where he cured her
sick child. Another stall holder recounted how Jesus
had visited her home and from that moment on her three
alcoholic sons were cured of their addiction. (Report
from June 1992.)
8. The Madonna
An estimated one
million people gathered in a small Philippine town
north of Manila on 6 March 1992 to witness a
visitation of the Virgin Mary. Many people in the
crowd, including top Philippine government officials,
journalists, and the local Catholic bishop -- acting
as a representative of the Pope -- attested to seeing
a silhouette resembling the Virgin Mary appear above a
guava tree for approximately five seconds. This was
followed several minutes later by flashes of red,
yellow and blue lights moving towards a "dancing sun."
9. Madonna of
On a hill in a forest
near Giubiasco, in the southern part of Switzerland,
stands the chapel ‘Madonna of the Angels.’ On the 13th
of every month pilgrims from Italy, Switzerland,
Germany, Liechtenstein and France come there to attend
prayer healing meetings with Pino Casagrande, to whom,
during the meeting, the Virgin Mary appears. The
rosary is sung for some hours, healings take place and
photographs taken show signs of the regular appearance
of the Holy Mother.
with Jesus every Thursday
On 15 February 1994,
Kenyan nun Sister Anna Hadija Ali, held a press
conference in Rome and spoke about her experience of
meetings every Thursday since 1987 with Jesus Christ.
Two photographs she had taken of Jesus in 1987 and
1988 were displayed at the conference.
11. Virgin Mary
manifestation in Florida
In 1992, thousands of
people were flocking to a modest Florida house to hear
a woman deliver messages from the Virgin Mary. Rosa
Lopez said that she received daily messages from the
After making a
pilgrimage to a town in Georgia where visions of the
Virgin had been reported, Rosa began seeing visions of
both Jesus and Mary in her own bedroom, and these
visions eventually became a daily part of her life.
(Source: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, USA)
12. Vision of
the Virgin in San Francisco
In 1996, hundreds of
people each night visited the Immaculate Conception
Church in San Francisco to see an image of the Virgin
Mary which appeared on the church’s gabled roof. The
image appeared after dark, and was visible throughout
the night. People gathered each evening to pray and
sing religious songs. Some said they smelled the scent
of roses. There have also been reports of healings.
Four local television stations and both major
newspapers in San Francisco reported on the story.
vision of Virgin Mary
Advertiser newspaper in South Australia reported
that "pilgrims and sightseers are flocking by the
thousands to a small country church in South Australia
after its priest described an image of the Virgin Mary
and child on the altar wall."
Parish priest Andrew
Nutter said that the image has grown stronger since he
first noticed it in late 1994. "... now everybody’s
coming in. Sceptics, secular humanists, atheists,
doubters, people who have no time for the church, and
people who are faithful, see it... This has become a
people’s shrine,’’ he said.
14. Vision of
the Virgin in Cameroon
The Tablet, an
international weekly Catholic magazine, carried an
article in its 21 September 1996 issue which alleges
that the Virgin Mary appeared in the small village of
Nsimalen near Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, in May
1986. She was seen by seven teenagers over a period of
nine days. Belinga Luc Marc, a pupil at the local
primary school at the time, was one of them: "It was
about 1pm and there was no sunshine and little wind,"
she said. "We could see her on the tree tops dressed
in pure white. She was accompanied by men also dressed
in white. They appeared to be floating in the air. At
this time, only the children could see her."
For the past several
years, hundreds of readers of Share International
magazine have reported special encounters with someone who, they think, could have been
Maitreya. Often this had indeed been the case, Benjamin Creme confirms.
A selection of these Letters to the Editor from
people describing experiences of Maitreya, gives an indication of the many guises in which he
woman meets the Madonna
Mirna El-Akhras, a
Catholic woman from Damascus, Syria, has been
receiving messages from Jesus and the Madonna since
(Source: Télévision Lumière, Beirut, Lebanon)
On the first Tuesday of
every month, crowding the highways by bus and car,
people travel to Sara Piqui in Costa Rica to witness
the appearance of the Virgin Mary in the sky. As well
as this miraculous vision, sometimes glitter has
suddenly manifested on the arms of the people present.
They say it is very real -- that they can pick it up
with their fingers.
Americans see 'deities'
"A spiritual renewal
swept through Navajo country after deities reportedly
appeared in May to two respected tribal women,"
according to a Dallas Morning News article in
For further articles about miracles, please see the "Signs of the Times" section of Shareintl News,
both the current issue and previous issues.