Marian Apparitions and Gold: Identical Signs
Visions of 'mary' and 'jesus' have been appearing to Roman Catholics around the world. Often these visions are accompanied by prophecies about the Last Days, urging all men and women to love the Mother of God and submit themselves to her.
The visions at Conyers, Georgia, USA have taken the same course as the ones at Fatima, Garabandal, Medjugorje and other places. They appear at regular intervals and various supernatural signs are manifested, including signs in the sun.
Amongst the signs at Conyers is that of gold dust. The following extracts were taken from the Conyers web site, "Messages From Jesus And Mary"
Conyers Apparitions Electronic
Journal - December 1992
Our Loving Mother's Monthly
Message to the United States
It was a beautiful Sunday. The crowd of pilgrims was as large as, if not larger than, the 23,000 to 25,000 pilgrims on October 13, 1992.
The pilgrims came again to pray the 15 decades of the Rosary with the Blessed Mother. In the morning, Nancy was worried about the monthly apparition. Jesus said, "Why do you look worried? Do you not know who leads you? Do you not trust Me?"
Nancy then saw the pictures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary glow in light.
Before the noontime apparition at the farm house, Nancy was praying before the crucifix in a room adjacent to the apparition room. Jesus appeared and said, " Gold dust will fall from Heaven. Rosaries will turn golden color and hearts will be converted. I am healing My children. Go and believe."
This message was not shared with the pilgrims yet immediately following the apparition several pilgrims were testifying of seeing gold dust on their hands and showing rosaries that had turned to a golden color.
December 13, 1992
[Jesus said] "My Mother and I will appear in the sky. "I will heal My people." Nancy then went to the apparition room to wait for the arrival of the Blessed Mother. As everyone was singing the Fatima Song, the crowd outside saw immediately above the farmhouse a small cloud glowing in rainbow colors. It was as if an unusual opening formed in the sky.
...Jesus then departed from Nancy's vision. As Nancy and the friend reread Jesus' words, a cross of white, mystical light appeared over the page. As the friend finished reviewing the message, Nancy saw gold mystical light shining and flashing in front of them. Nancy then heard Jesus say, "Rest now, little ones."
August 31, 1992 message.
[This message referred to many other types of natural disasters.] Jesus said, "People are going to discover they have gold dust on their hands when they go home. You know My greatest healings are the spiritual ones. Do you remember I said I will put Conyers on the map of the world. Well I have."
Nancy then saw Our Lady of Guadalupe appear.
Jesus continued speaking, "More and more healings will bring about more and more conversions."
Messages of April 13, 1993
A beautiful crown appeared over the Blessed Mother's head. Nancy said that she was beautiful. "More suffering will befall all of mankind if you continue to violate the law of God." The Blessed Mother told Nancy that rosaries will turn to a golden color and that there would be sprinklings of gold dust.
Conyers Pilgrims' Forum
"It was through Conyers that I was called to the priesthood."
The first time I went to Conyers, Georgia was in September 1993. I went there with my family for the September 13th apparition. I did not know much about the specific events that take place there. The only thing I knew was that Jesus and Mary appear to Nancy Fowler particularly on the 13th day of each month, between noon and 1:00 PM, to give messages for the United States.
On September 13, 1993 at around 11:45 AM in Our Loving Mother's Farm, I heard a commotion that prompted me to look up into the sky. There I saw the sun spinning, and moving sideways and up and down.
Then, in front of the sun, I saw a gigantic silhouette of Our Lady. She appeared to me as Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. I saw her silhouette in gold complete with the folds of the majestic gown she was wearing. Both of her hands were spread, and rays radiated from her hands down to the farm. I did not see her face, only her silhouette.
With joy, I told everyone around me "She is here! She is here! Our Lady is here!" But nobody else saw her except me. Immediately after seeing Our Lady's image, everything my eyes would set on turned to gold . By gold I mean my hands, my watch, people's faces, people's clothes, the trees, etc. looked gold . Again, I told everyone around me that everything looked gold . They just stared at me and said nothing.
Upon my return to New York City, I gladly shared my experiences to my family, friends, and co-workers. As expected, the majority of them were skeptical. Their skepticism made me doubt myself, as well. The more I talked about my experience, the more I doubted it.
However, my story would be confirmed several days later by some materials that I read. The Newsletter of Our Loving Mother reported that Our Blessed Mother appeared to Nancy Fowler on September 13, 1993 before noon (11:50 AM if I remember correctly). In addition, pages 31-33 of the book entitled Mother of Great Love, Mother of Great Sorrow by Ron Tesoriero includes an account of an apparition at Conyers that is very similar to mine.
Another witness was Barbara of Ashville, North Carolina, who told me "At the time all of the people were reacting, I noticed that there was a very strong sudden wind that began to blow, and then I looked up at the sun. I saw what was like a host come out in front of the sun, and it was pulsating and spinning in the sky. It was coming forward and going backwards, that sort of thing."
The consistency of my story with the newsletter and the book made it more credible to my family, friends, and co-workers.
My experience in Conyers, Georgia on September 13, 1993 was only the beginning. I experienced more manifestations while in New York City. These experiences were mysterious, and they all happened shortly after my return from Conyers.
--- on October 25 while at work, I had another vision of myself dressed in a white tunic. I was standing before a crowd. My right hand was raised with a Rosary. It appeared as though I was preaching. Why was I holding the rosary in the second vision? I heard stories about rosaries turning gold from Medjugorje and other Marian apparition sites. I thought that perhaps the rosary I brought with me to Conyers had turned gold. So when I got home that evening, the first thing I did was to check to see if my rosary had turned gold. To my disappointment, the chain-links, medal, and the Jesus Christ on the wooden cross, remained silver. The beads and the cross of my rosary were made of wood.
--- I asked the Lord for a final sign, that if He really wanted me to become a priest, to transform my rosary from silver to gold . Shortly after, right before my eyes, the Jesus Christ on the cross and the chain links of my rosary turned gold.
These reports only serve to prove that objects transformed to gold (whether rosaries or teeth!), and gold dust sprinklings are no new phenomenon and are not as uncommon as charismatics like to think. Furthermore, the most usual place to witness these "miracles" is at a Marian Shrine.