Vassula Called to Witness in Bregentz, Austria
October 2, 2011
Preparation for Vassula's Meeting in Austria
Vassula and her companion Hildegard Panayotas landed by plane in Zurich after having spent two days in Genève, Switzerland with relatives of Vassula's.
Because of the difficult situation in Greece regarding strikes at the airport and in the whole country due to the economic disaster there, Vassula made the right decision to start to travel in advance on Tuesday the 18th of October 2011 instead of Thursday the 20th. If she had not left when she did, she would not have been able to make the meetings planned for her in Austria and Germany.
So Dipl. Ing. Heinrich Jochum – one of our prayergroup members - had the pleasure to be their driver from the Airport in Zurich to the Swiss Franziskan Monastery "Tübach" in Rorschach, Switzerland, near the Austrian border. This is where our Swiss TLIG-Friends with Astrid Eisenring have their weekly TLIG-Prayer group and have Eucharistic Adoration during the TLIG-Prayer!
Astrid showed Vassula this wonderful Roman-Catholic church painted inside in a Byzantine Style. The Swiss Prayergroup was very helpful in helping and preparing the organisation of Vassula’s talk in Western Austria at the Lake of Constance near Bregenz, our local Capital. In fact, we were organizing it as two prayergroups in unity across the borders.
After that short stop, Heini drove with his guests to the Hotel in Bregenz, Austria, where the translator, Mmag Judith Gruber and I were waiting for the two ladies with flowers in our hands.
Later while enjoying dinner, we discussed the program for the two following days, ending Saturday, the 22nd of Oct. 2011.
Friday, October 21, 2011
On Friday morning, the 21st of Oct. 2011, at 10.00 am, we had a clergy meeting in Bregenz at the Hotel where Vassula and Hildegard stayed. Five priests from Switzerland, four priests from Austria and a Nun from Switzerland participated in this meeting.
A welcome addition to this meeting was Fr. Rolf Maria Reichle who was very helpful in presenting TLIG, the messages, and Vassula.
In general, this meeting was a very interesting and intensive one!
In the afternoon we originally had our media-meeting planned, but none of the approximately 15 personally invited journalists came! This had also occurred in Berlin also. According to Vassula, this is a sign of ignorance, stubbornness and the great apostasy!
So we took a little walk on the mountain above Bregenz, the “Pfänder”, which we “climbed” by a cable-liner. Vassula and Hildegard very much appreciated the panorama of the Lake of Constance, the mountains surrounding, and also the coffee and “Vanille-Strudel” from an Austrian Mountain-Restaurant.
With Vassula, Hildegard, translatress Judith and driver Heinrich on the mountains above Bregenz
Saturday, October 22, 2011
About 350 people from Germany, Switzerland and Austria came to the meeting in the "Hofsteig-Hall" in Lauterach near Bregenz.
Vassula just before her speech with Dip.Ing. Heinrich Jochum
At 8:00 Swiss time, our TLIG-Priest Fr. Rolf-Maria Reichle celebrated Holy Mass in the Hofsteig-Hall for the staff crew and some interested persons.
It was very special because it was the first time that the “newly beatified” John Paul II was commemorated. (The Beatification took place on 01.05. 2011 through Pope Benedict XVI.) . It was exactly the 33rd anniversary of the Pope’s inauguration!
After mass, the TLIG meeting was due to start at 10:00 o’clock, and from 9:00 on we followed Vassula’s proposal to start with the new DVD from Antonis Tectonidis about “Prophecies”. This was the perfect introduction for Vassula’s talk because this is exactly what she spoke about!
We had the joy to also have with us Albert Müller from the Foundation in Geneve and Jacques and Isabelle Gay!! (left s. Christian Sohm, right s. Martin Lair from TLIG-Tyrol)
Christian Sohm, Albert Müller, Jacques and Isabelle Guy and Martin Lair fr. Tyrol
An interested visitor looking at the exposition of the Beth Myriam project to feed the poor
During Vassula’s meeting we had some very special and unexpected Light Effects:
They came from some sunrays from outside because it was a very bright and wonderfully sunny day. Notice the two rays which come from the cross and are falling on the shadow shaped like Our Dear Lady with the Child...
Suddenly also the cross was enlightened in a very special way:
Interesting light effects during Vassula`s speech
As a “farewell present” I gave Vassula a special Rosary with relics of St. Faustyna and the Blessed F. Michal Sopocko, her counsellor.
Vassula drew the following “fish” for the TLIG prayer group from Styria, near Graz.
Remarkably, Vassula drew for the Styrian prayer group a fish and wrote 3 times: AMEN!
Soon after her speech Vassula and Hildegard were brought back to the Zurich Airport because Vassula had to be in Berlin, Germany, in the evening, where a meeting with the Clergy was scheduled.
Sohm Christian, Austria