‘If you seek salvation, promulgate the rosary. This is Mary’s own promise.’
There was the words he heard. Occultist Bartolo Longo from Pompeii was about to commit suicide.
Than into His ears came the words of Friar Alberto.
The occultist turned Templar Knight of the Roman Catholic Church, is kept for display in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in Pompeii.
This is what is recorded on a Catholic website, about this Templar Knights.
One evening, as he walked near-chapel at Pompeii, Bartolo had a profound mystical experience. He wrote:
“As I pondered over my condition, I experienced a deep sense of despair and almost committed suicide. Then I heard an echo in my ear of the voice of Friar Alberto repeating the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary: ‘If you seek salvation, promulgate the rosary. This is Mary’s own promise.’ These words illumined my soul. I went on my knees. ‘If it is true… I will not leave this valley until I have propagated your rosary.’”
To prove his new-found commitment to Christ and His Church Bartolo even attended a séance. In the midst of it, he stood and raised a medal of the Blessed Virgin Mother and cried out: “I renounce spiritism because it is nothing but a maze of error and falsehood.”
On March 25 1871, as part of his self-imposed penance, Longo became a Third Order Dominican, taking the name Brother Rosario in honour of the rosary. He joined a charitable group in Pompeii and worked alongside Countess Mariana di Fusco, a wealthy local widow whom he married a year later on Pope Leo XIII’s recommendation.
Source: Catholic Herald.
The late Pope John Paul II paid a “pastoral visit” to the site of the corpse of the Templar Knight.
PASTORAL VISIT OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY IN POMPEI
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY AND SUPPLICATION OF BL. BARTOLO LONGO
ADDRESS OF JOHN PAUL II
Tuesday 7 October 2003
This Roman Catholic Church in Pompeii, is placed in the “Marian city”, claimed the late Pope John Paul II.
The context of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried under the ashes of Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., highlights this timeliness in a special way. Those ruins speak. They ask the crucial question about man’s destiny. They witness to a great culture yet, in addition to enlightened responses, they also disclose disturbing interrogatives. The Marian City was born from the heart of these questions, presenting the risen Christ as the response, the “Gospel” that saves.
To say the Roman Catholic Rosary is not going to save anyone.
Believing in and obeying Jesus the Messiah, is the only way a man can be saved.
That the Catholic Church keeps corpses for display is disgusting.
I wounder if this Templar Knight came up from the grave with his black shoes on, or if some grave looters put them on afterwards?
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
Regardless of when the shoes was put onto this skeleton, this kind of religious activity makes a mockery out of the teachings of Jesus. Another proof that the Roman Catholic Church is a death cult.