Vassula in Japan
June 17 - July 21, 1997 (Report II)
May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ grant peace, love and faith to all readers of
We are quite certain that the Holy One who began this work of Peace and Love and who named
it True Life in God, will see that it is finished when many souls will be touched and
converted. In this report, we would like to share with everyone the privileges which we
obtained through His grace, in our country.
In the early morning of June l7th, Vassula with Carlo Chiesa, the interpreter for our
emperor and empress on their visit to Italy in 1993 arrived at Narita Airport, to further
disperse the tremendous blessing our good Creator was pouring on our country through the
messages of True Life in God.
Vassula's son, Fabian, also came to take a summer course in a university in Tokyo. So, the
first few days of hers were spent in helping Fabian settle in this completely new
From the first night, however, Vassula was led to share the messages with Japan's souls,
hungry for spiritual food and help them through the divine messages and progress them in
faith so that they increase their joy in Christ.
In the evening the night before Vassula's Tokyo meeting, more than ten people, who had
volunteered to work and put up the necessary arrangements for the meeting, were gathered at
Mr. Hayashi's office, who is the editor of TLIG; a very spiritual man, devoted to the Lord
and our Lady. They invited Vassula so that she meets all those who offered their services to
The eve before the meeting, Tokyo was hit by an unexpected typhoon, but the following day,
June 21st, was bright and sunny, also very rare and precious in this rainy season. The
Shiba-Seinen Kaikan hall, with 25l seats, was just the right size for those who would
attend. What was remarkable to see, was the zealous efforts of non-Christians and
non-Catholics to help make the conference a success. The flower arrangements and the guitar
performance sung as overture to Vassula's messages, were all expressions of this spirit of
Among the more than 240 that gathered, were Catholic priests, Protestant pastors and fervent
Buddhists, many of whom stayed for the healing service and who rested in the Holy Spirit
during the healing service. The Spirit of the Lord was very manifest that late afternoon.
More than one witnessed Vassula's face transfigured into the merciful face of Jesus. A grace
that Jesus gave Vassula to show that what she says comes from Him; effacing her entirely He
favours certain faithful people to see His image.
Among those who witnessed this phenomenon, was Mrs. Takeko Mitsui, the main interpreter for
Vassula. This was at one time when she found it hard to understand her words, and while she
was concentrating on the movement of Vassula's lips, looking at her from the right side, she
saw Vassula's head turn and look at her.
Mrs Takeko then saw the transfiguration; she saw the tender eyes of Jesus looking at her...
This happened three times and later, she was shown the picture of Jesus which was placed in
front of the desk of which Vassula would be speaking, she recognized in the picture the eyes
and the face she had just seen on Vassula's face. Takeko also experienced the change of
Vassula's voice. She also commented that when Vassula's face was replaced by the one of
Jesus', the hair became curly. The next morning, a lady (Protestant) phoned Mr. Hayashi. She
had also witnessed Vassula's face change to that of Jesus. She further added that on
returning home, she found herself totally recovered of both bodily and spiritual ailments.
Praised be the Lord!
Let us share a passage of TLIG, when Jesus said.
"My Spirit will teach you to know yourself and to listen to My Calls; and
when you do, a light will shine inside you revealing Me, your Triune God, in all My
Here, Jesus was trying to tell us that once we become His entirely, we will discover His
Love, Mercy and Peace, we will discover Him entirely and we will get to know Him. At the
same time He enjoys to favour certain people by revealing His Holy Face while His message is
echoed by the one whom He chose to become His Echo.
The main message that Vassula addressed to us was that in humility, love and goodness, the
Lord will reveal Himself and make Himself known to us. From thereon, the soul that would
come to know the Lord in the Holy Spirit will be forever transfixed by His Love and cannot
and will never ever forget Him. So, she tells us, that the soul that loves and thirsts for
God, will always be mindful of the Lord and of His Love He has for every creature.
Another lady witnessed her own recovery after receiving Vassula's prayer to the Holy Spirit.
Her name is Tetsuko Honda, a lady from Kagoshima. She was healed of a pain in her leg.
Returning home, she, with two others, have begun a prayer group starting from July 3rd, in
thanksgiving. - May the Lord of peace Himself give us peace all the time and in every
Before the Sapporo meeting with the faithful, on June 23rd, a pastor had threatened those
who planned to attend Vassula's prayer meeting to ex-communicate them. (It has been reported
later on that he did not do it). He had never read TLIG's messages or ever seen the leaflet
introducing My Angel Daniel. As a result of these threats, some gave up the idea of
attending, while others who came, 85 in all, were deeply moved and were favoured with many
graces. Many of them witnessing to healing and inner joy, thanking Mrs. Kuriki and the TLIG
Sapporo staff, who had joyfully hosted Vassula.
These were the three official meetings scheduled beforehand. But, thanks to her son, Fabian,
Vassula found herself obliged to prolong her stay, until she completely settled her son.
This resulted in several other meetings and encounters. It was, as Vassula said, something
that God only would do to use her so as to strengthen His message in Japan and give to them
as much as possible His spiritual manna.
Every other Friday evening, a young lady, Miss Kiyoko leads a rosary group in a chapel in
Tokyo. Her conversion came by reading TLIG. She was then advised by Fr. Quennouelle to
create a prayer group. She invited Vassula in the evening of June 27th, where Vassula
explained about the other TLIG prayer groups that were formed and are being formed. She
suggested that even two or three people can gather together and start prayer groups in Japan
too. Vassula explained that in a prayer group there should not arise a spirit of competition
ever, but everyone should consider themselves less important than all. It is as St. Paul
says to the Philippians (ch. 2:3): "There must be no competition among you, no conceit,
but everybody is to be self-effacing. Always consider the other person to be better than
yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first but everybody thinks of other
people's interests instead. In your minds you must be the same as Jesus Christ."
On Monday, June 30th, Vassula, her son Fabian and Carlo Chiesa were invited by Mr. and Mrs
Okazaki. In the afternoon, a meeting was organized so that Vassula addresses the people of
Kobe. Vassula suffering from a cold, had lost her voice entirely that same afternoon. She
told us that this would not be an obstacle for her and she addressed the people in
whispering in the ear of the interpreter. This, I believe was the first conference ever
given in whispers! In spite of everything, Christ was proclaimed and glorified even in her
Late that afternoon, Fr. Faroni, an italian priest residing for many years in Japan, drove
Vassula and all of us to the Sacred Heart statue of Takatori, that became known worldwide
and throughout Japan after the Kobe earthquake. Vassula considered this, as a personal gift
from the Sacred Heart. "0 Lord, how you love your creation! The soul invisibly beholds your
grace, and in awe and love returns reverent thanks unto you." This statue had remained
standing when, in that terrible earthquake everything had collapsed. God's grace had been
revealed to us to go and be near that statue which was a Sign to all of us. A Sign to remind
us that He loves us and with open arms He waits for us to thrust ourselves in His embrace.
On Vassula's return from Kobe, she was asked to be interviewed by Gakken Publisher for its
monthly magazine "MOU". Mainly young people who are interested in anything spiritual will be
introduced to Vassula and her messages by this interview article, focusing on the topic of
angels, in its September issue. So then, while you are reading these lines, give a small
prayer that the Lord may touch those hearts of these Japanese young people.
Every first Friday at the Franciscan Chapel Center of Roppongi, Tokyo, there is s fervent
vigil to the Two Hearts, with the rosary and the Mass led by the Filipinos. On July 4th,
Vassula was asked to speak briefly and then later give a healing service. Fr. Eugene, who
offered the Mass, welcomed her warmly. During the healing service, there were those resting
in the Spirit in what appeared great pain, but gradually were delivered and liberated from
their former state.
Also for the Filipinos and other foreigners living in Japan, Umeda Church, in the northern
part of Tokyo. became the first parish church to invite Vassula to speak from the pulpit. On
July 6th, Vassula was invited to address the people for 10 minutes during the
English-speaking Mass. The conference scheduled that same afternoon was originally meant for
the Filipino community. Unfortunately there seemed to be a spirit of competition and rivalry
among a charismatic Filipino group, which we will spare by not giving their name, who
hindered many of their group to attend Vassula's meeting. Their leader forbade them be
present, nevertheless, one of them came, saying: "I believe that the messages are divine,"
and attended. If someone asks, "why does the Lord reveal Himself to some by grace and not to
others?" maybe one should reflect on these words given by the Archimandrite Sophrony: "If
the Lord does not reveal Himself to many people it is because of their intellectual pride,
yet they, still think they possess much knowledge. But what is their knowledge worth if they
do not know the Lord, not knowing the grace of the Holy Spirit, not knowing how this grace
comes and why it is lost?"
God's ways are not our ways, for here we planned all along that this meeting would be given
to the Filipino community, and instead it ended up being addressed to the Japanese, who in
the meantime had filled up the parish hall to the surprise of everyone. Knowing that Vassula
would be addressing the Filipinos in English a language that most of them did not speak, and
yet, in their hunger of God and their thirst for the Holy Spirit, this language obstacle did
not matter to them, so long as they would be just there. So God called the Japanese again to
obtain His graces and the meeting was interpreted in Japanese...
The address that Vassula gave was this time of a deeper level and later on she explained
that what she says is different each time so that through audio or video tapes we can all
grow in spirituality.
On July 11th, Vassula visited Etsuko Maruo's model Japanese house in Yokohama. She had
gathered more than 20 people to listen to Vassula. Again, Vassula, was obeying the command
of Jesus who had said to her: "revive My Church, embellish My Church, unite My Church." In
the end of her meeting, a traditional Japanese dance evoking God in the mountains, was
exquisitely performed by Mrs. Shizuka Ebizuka.
The eve of Vassula's departure for Switzerland, the Filipino community that did not belong
to that charismatic group, invited Vassula to speak to them. They prepared it at the Forum 8
of Shibuya in Tokyo. Fr. Campion, the former pastor of the Franciscan Chapel Center, came
for this occasion all the way from their retreat house of Kiryuu, more than two hours from
Tokyo. He joyfully offered Mass with Fr. Eugene and Fr. Schneider of the Bible Center,
prefacing Vassula's address. God had called 74 devout Filipinos who listened for the first
time to our Lord s messages, True Life in God.
The number of people attending Vassula's conferences may not have been in thousands, but in
each place, little prayer groups are sprouting out as in Kagoshima and TLIG Tokyo. We had
our first prayer meeting at Tenshikan on Sunday, July l3th with Vassula. Mr. Hayashi
expressed his desire to edit Vassula's address and publish it to make the contents available
to anyone who, for instance, could not attend Vassula's meetings. To begin, the manual for
TLIG Prayer Meeting will, hopefully, be soon distributed to all the little Prayer groups and
those who ask for them throughout our country.
Pray for us, dear readers, and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Reported by Mrs Hitomi