Catholic Digital Studio has been given permission from the late Richard Salbato of Unity Publishing to re-produce and re-cut for the Internet this documentary series about a church-approved Marian apparition and a Syrian mystic named Myrna Nazzour. The video has an Imprimatur, while the messages have a Nihil Obstat.
Myrna experiences visions of both the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus. In many of her ecstasies she's experienced the stigmata, caught on film. She has suffered Christ's wounds in her hands, feet and side, and the crown of thorns. She's felt the scourging of Our Lord. Her skin exudes 100% pure Olive Oil with healing properties, which has secreted from her face, hands, ears, feet, neck, stomach and eyes during her ecstasies. This phenomena is unexplainable to scientists and psychologists. The later segments of the film contain their testimonials.
The Icon of Soufanieh also exudes the same oil, which has healed and blessed a vast multitude.
There is a section for Testimonials and Related Topics.
Myrna is Catholic. Her husband is Orthodox. Through her husband, she falls under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Orthodoxy.
Myrna's story is pertinent to the unity of all Christians. God desires one flock, one visible shepherd and one form of Eucharistic worship.
This film is about love, prayer and forgiveness.Pope Benedict XVI, wrote in his encyclical, Sacramentum Caritatis, "An emphasis on this eucharistic basis of ecclesial communion can also contribute greatly to the ecumenical dialogue with the Churches and Ecclesial Communities which are not in full communion with the See of Peter. The Eucharist objectively creates a powerful bond of unity between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches, which have preserved the authentic and integral nature of the eucharistic mystery."
We implore the Bishops and Patriachs to work for unity of God's Children.
As of 11/14/2007: Catholic and Orthodox Churches to Reunite? A document has been signed between the Orthodox and Catholic Church. An excerpt from the article: "The document signed in Ravenna establishes that the Pope is “the primary among patriarchs” and Rome the “first seat”. These two items were among the chief ones that led to the separation of Catholics and Orthodox Christians in 1054. Now they could be the foundation for a reunification. So, the recognition of the Roman bishop’s primacy has been established and local bishops are autonomous."
As of 09/14/2009 Is Catholic-Orthodox Unity in Sight?An excerpt states, "In an interview today in Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper, Archbishop Paolo Pezzi said the miracle of reunification “is possible, indeed it has never been so close.” The archbishop added that Catholic-Orthodox reunification, the end of the historic schism that has divided them for a millennium, and spiritual communion between the two churches “could happen soon, within a few months.” “Basically we were united for a thousand years,” Archbishop Pezzi said. “Then for another thousand we were divided. Now the path to rapprochement is at its peak, and the third millennium of the Church could begin as a sign of unity.”
Let us all continue to pray for unity.
May you enjoy this video series and God Bless!