The Well, Lorna Keras and Me Part 2
Yesterday I told you of the circumstances that led to the instructions from Jesus, given to me by Mrs Keras, on how to console our Mother. I have read on the 'net since many who thought that the Well was Mrs Keras' work, and were absolutely insistent on this as the whole reason for the Well. It was not and I know and was present when Lorna Keras had to tell one of her handmaidens of the enchanted sisterhood to keep out of the way. Lorna was told and had to make it obvious that it was to be called Michael's Well and she, the enchanted handmaiden, was to desist in her planned arrangements. This was ever the problem with Lorna's followers, they in their personal opinions knew better than Jesus, and what He wanted. In fact I went to see the Vicar General of that time to get protection for Lorna through him from them. This was after all was over between us and I did it for the reason explained at the end of this blog and Lorna's admittance later that year in the hospital.
Remember I wrote Christ said I might take witnesses. One fact about the interior workings of my mind, realizing the errors that were foisted upon Mrs Keras, I rarely asked questions out loud after the first few prayerful meetings with Lorna. I held them in my mind. It had no relevance for me that so many opinionated women thought they could make me and what was God's will for me, do as they demanded. They were strident in their claims and always worked to persuade Lorna when I was not there, I add. They thought so much of me that when I saw one at the bus stop and drove her to the bank during the journey she thought during the discussion, "God why him, you could have found a better catholic man than him. Louisa Clozza with me at the time knew this and shared it with me. Just another example of their thoughts that went from their lips to God's and criticized His choices and will. So often this group did it. They are not alone, as Mary said often, "The frailties of man" It happens with every prophet, visionary and mouthpiece and clouds the issue and opinions from so-called pseudo disciples fog as Mary said on one occasion about Lorna's Handmaidens, "They shall not pick and choose my prophets. I shall fog their minds", again Louisa Clozza witnessed this. She did on that occasion.
The witnesses, here are their names, the ones I picked were Ann, my wife, Iona Vance, Will Seder, Joanne Smith, Alan Francis-Johns. Louisa Clozza was asked but she did not believe and never came. I prayed and asked God to give her something else to do. Lorna brought her handmaidens. I believe from what I observed later and during the search they were quite superfluous. I write this not in any kind of snit, but these women puffed up by self importance who judged me by their needs ruined much of the work the Mrs Keras was to do according to the Will of God. remember I was there and watched like a Sentinel.
We arrived around lunchtime and did not have a clue about the mercy gate and in which direction we were to face. Prayer always works and so we started with the Rosary and asked Mary where to start in the tangle of blackberry, willow and acacia thorn bushes at the back of the Grotto on the hill at Mission in Heritage Park. Lorna was shown a heap of rubble, downspouts and a mess from the building that sat at the site previously. The reason why I said they were superfluous hit me then, the debris was 12 feet down the back of the large rock the building had sat on. It was a thicket and a half of very robust bushes and I had to fight my way in. Still no clue of which direction north, south, east or west. All the time I asked Mary and Lorna for more help. What we did get was Mary's description of the beauty of the place to be, to come with the sun shining on the water and the willows and the crowds of Native People who would be coming from all over the world. At this time which was about three hours later Will had to go to look after his business. He was there for a very important reason which will surface in a few sentences.
I spoke to Mary interiorly and said after looking and looking for where I was to dig, I'm here til we find the place.. Remember I was told to dig a well. Was I to dig it? Was I literally to be in charge of the digging perhaps even contracting for it to be dug? I told her that I would be there until Mary told me where. At six o'clock in the evening Mary said, "Say the Angelus", and we did and I asked again where do you want it and at that moment a shaft of light shone between the branches of heavy leafy trees and literally lit up my feet between Lorna and I. This was a very rocky slope a rocky hill with a thin layer of topsoil. I dug until I was down to my shoulder and could reach no further. Joanne Smith had made her way through the brambles and had joined Lorna and I, like me she was peering down the hole looking for water. I said this is amusing, grown people peering down a hole waiting for water and a miracle. Mary said, "You are our delight". Then Jesus spoke and it is important because it is covered in the New Testament. " You are right it is a miracle, but it is my miracle but it is My miracle and it is not yet My Time".
We left and as we walked down the hill, Jesus said to Lorna who passed it on, "The Devil is amazed at the faith shown". I ask this, whose faith? Lorna before hand had been told that she could visit the Grotto only twice more, She went three times,on the third she and the handmaiden who persuaded her to go, fell of the large rock and fractured her ankle.. I received a phone call telling me she was in the local hospital. Who phoned me, Will Seder of course. He was the chief of the Mission search and rescue and they could not get an ambulance or medics into the mess of brambles. They went in and brought them out. When I arrived at the hospital one of the handmaidens of the enchanted sisterhood, asked me in front of a witness Louisa Clozza, "How did I know that they were in the Hospital" and she posited her opinion it was the devil who told me. This was when Lorna told me outside the ward how awful it was with the women who surrounded her. She asked me, "Why did she have so many strong minded women around her?"