When Blessed Virgin Mary Appeared in Sri Lanka for the 1st time, She Appeared before Most Holy Apostolic Father His Holiness Rohan Lalith Aponso on 5th February in 1975 A.D. From that day onwards so far, Blessed Mother has appeared before Most Holy Apostolic Father for 23 occasions. She has delivered several messages When She Appeared for the 23rd occasion in the midst of a massive gathering of people who converged at Our Lady of Katunayake’s Shrine, She declared that She will arrive once again and Her Next Expected Arrival will take place along with Baby Jesus. Devotees are impatiently anticipating the Next Expected Arrival of Blessed Mother Mary along with Baby Jesus these days.
These Apparitions are taking place in the Shrine which is situated right opposite 20th Mile Post in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. It is the Shrine of Our Lady of Katunayake. Liturgical Services are celebrated every Saturday Evenings at 4.00 pm in this Apparition Shrine. Devotees flock to this Shrine from various places to attend Liturgical Services of Most Holy Apostolic Father, His Holiness Rohan Lalith Aponso who was fortunate to see Blessed Mother Mary for 23 occasions and who has also received the fortunate opportunity to see Blessed Mother once again along with Baby Jesus. All these devotees are not Christians. Among them are those who believe in various religions and those who belong to various nationalities. Also among them are those who have fallen sick for several years, those who are suffering due to their sicknesses could not be diagnosed by the doctors, those who have been advised to undergo operations, those who are suffering eternally since they have been told by the doctors that their sicknesses cannot be cured by medicine, those who have been charmed and possessed who are suffering day by day, businessman who sigh in agony due to continuous losses, those who are depressed and those who are in pain due to problems in their lives or in their family life, and to those, whose hopes have been shattered. Such people lift their arms and beseech Blessed Mother Mary every Saturday evenings at Our Lady of Katunayake’s Shrine. They meet Most Holy Apostolic Father personally and forward their problems to him and obtain his graces.
After a period of over one thousand years since Lord Jesus Christ Appeared in this world to Choose and to Appoint His 13th Apostle, Lord Jesus Appeared once again in this world and has Chosen and Appointed Most Holy Apostolic Father, His Holiness Rohan Lalith Aponso as His 14th Apostle. Due to the immense service Most Holy Apostolic Father carries out without any differences, all those who comes to him in faith have been helped and consoled by him through his intercession. A vast number of people have seen the Glory of Blessed Mother Mary and also have recognized Lord Jesus Christ properly.
When we are in destitution, when we are in anguish, when we are sick, when we are charmed and possessed and when all our hopes are shattered, if I say it in brief when we are in a period when we desperately remember God and when our mouths does not have life to say even “My God”, “My God”, the Most Powerful Gift we have received from Lord Jesus Christ and Blessed Mother Mary is Our Most Holy Apostolic Father, His Holiness Rohan Lalith Aponso. Absolutely, we have received him when we are in a period of destitution.
God has reflected his love which he still has for us by granting an Apostle to us with Almighty Apostolic Powers. Nevertheless, when we have received a fountain with full of graces, why should we further need to eat mud greedily?
Although Lord Jesus Christ was murdered he rose from the dead and he did not die again. He is Alive even today. Blessed Mother Mary is also Alive in Heaven today along with Baby Jesus .We felt it to our mind, to our stomach, to our hand, to our nose, to our mouth, to our eyes, to our legs, if I say it brief, we felt it to our whole body that these two Living Jesus and Mary are listening to our entreaties compassionately today as before, because of Most Holy Apostolic Father, His Holiness Rohan Lalith Aponso.
A person who at least has even a little brain as a head of a lice, who at least have participated even in few Liturgical Services of the Most Holy Apostolic Father with an impartial mind will understand as Sun dawns in the mornings about the boundless precious Apostolic Powers which Most Holy Apostolic Father has received from God.
Pilgrims who comes to Our Lady of Katunayake’s Shrine in Sri Lanka, has to face strong mental pressures and intolerance of certain flattery people. Nevertheless, hearts of the people are attracted to Most Holy Apostolic Father not because they wanted to see dancing or not because they wanted to hear singing or not because they wanted to go merry-go-round but to obtain graces peacefully to their lives and to learn the Doctrine which Lord Jesus Christ Himself has preached, properly and undoubtedly.