Welcome to Close Encounters with the Holy Trinity.  This blog is dedicated to conveying personal revelations (intimate experiences from God). The experiences presented are not exactly the type that one might find in books like “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, but, are rather, ones that deal with visions, apparitions, and those containing supernatural elements.

My interest in personal revelations comes from having been blessed with personally experiencing a number of encounters, which are presented among those listed under Personal Revelations. At the time of my first encounter, I had no faith life and had no desire to seek a relationship with God. Today, my perceptions of God and religion have altered at 180 degrees.

The purpose for presenting these encounters is the hope that it will, in some way, serve the purpose of God’s will. The hope is for readers to share in these amazing encounters and discover for themselves the wonder of God.

Listed under Personal Revelations are testimonials of different encounters. Listed under Apparitions, Visions, Miracles and More are links to sites providing information of renowned visionaries, mystics, and others proclaiming to have experienced personal revelations. 

It is important to note that personal or private revelations are just that, personal. These extraordinary occurrences are, generally, experienced solely by an individual and for this reason it is very difficult to discern as to the validity of a given testimony regarding an individual’s personal revelation. Many factors, including the person’s ability to accurately retell their experience, the genuine motivation for sharing their experience, or, if the experience was actually provided by God, should be considered before discerning if a testimony of a personal revelation is potentially a divine encounter.

 The Roman Catholic Church has a very stringent policy towards validating reported personal revelations (Discerning alleged supernatural events) . For example, over the past 50 years, the strict guidelines of the Catholic Church have only approved (or semi-improved) of 7 reported apparition cases. However, there are over 200 confirmed reported cases (recently reported that there are over 800 cases being investigated) of visions and  apparitions since 1980 that have not received approval, including the personal revelations provided to a group of individuals in Medjagorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1981. To learn more about Visions of Jesus, Marian apparitions, and the position of the Roman Catholic Church, I highly recommend The Miracle Hunter and  Visions of Jesus and Mary.

Among the many messages that have reportedly been received by visionaries throughout history, especially recent history, there are similarities of significance. Among these similarities are the promotion of God’s love and mercy, the need to seek forgiveness, the need to pray, the concept of becoming united with the hearts of Jesus and Mary, the understanding that our culture is in a present time of grace, the need to protect the sanctity of life, that a great chastisement is pending and that a great warning will come prior to the chastisement. 

Given my own personal encounters and the increasing accounts of personal revelations worldwide, I am of the impression that there is a significant reason as to why these events have been occurring. Previous to my own encounters, I would have likely debated the subject, but, now being part of the equation, I am of the belief that there is an obvious  logic to this developing phenomenon.

 

“God will punish the world when men have devised marvelous inventions that will lead them to forgetting God. They will have horseless carriages, and they will fly like birds.” Blessed Rembordt 18th century

“It was revealed to me that through the intercession of the Mother of God, all heresies will disappear. This victory over heresies has been reserved by Christ for his Blessed Mother… Before the second coming of Christ, Mary must, more than ever, shine in mercy, might and grace in order to bring unbelievers into the Catholic Faith.”  Venerable Mary of Agreda 1602-1665