The First Apparitions
Before the apparitions in Anguera began, Pedro Régis had been suffering seizures without a medical explanation for about 18 months. The several doctors he had seen could not diagnose any infirmity. He underwent many neurological and cardio exams. The doctors told him that he was completely normal. It was a time of great distress for his parents and his family. According to his description, he would feel sick and would faint, returning to consciousness some time later without showing any sign of sickness.
On September 29, 1987, Pedro Régis was returning from school where he was studying to be a teacher in the town of Bonfim de Feira, near Anguera. As he got off the bus, in front of a little school near his house, he did not feel well. A friend, Celestino Silva Santa Cruz, who was walking with him, hurried to find Pedro's family members for help. At that moment, feeling that he was going to faint, Pedro Régis sat down on the ground without noticing that he was very close to an anthill. Then a young woman appeared – he thought it was a nun from the neighborhood who had moved to Italy – she seemed to be about twenty years old, dressed in white, with a white veil covering her face. Approaching him, she said: "I will help you. I will get you off of the anthill." With much ease, taking him by his arms, she raised him, and according to his account, as he did not feel his legs were firm enough to walk, she took him to the entry hall of the little school which was located about 300 meters from his house. The school still exists in that location. From that point, Pedro does not remember what happened.
Some time later, his family members arrived and found him unconscious. When he become conscious again, he asked for the young lady who had helped him. They did not understand what he is talking about, neither did he understand what happened. An interesting fact is that Pedro's body was coverd with ants, but he had no bites at all.
Dear children, open your hearts to the Love of the Lord. Through your example and through your words, try to attract all those who have strayed from the Path of Salvation. Be filled with God, for only thus can you witness of Him to others. Many draw near to you seeking hope and mercy. Belong to God. Do not stray from prayer. When you are separated from prayer, you become spiritually blind and in that moment the enemy of God wins. Be faithful to the Lord. Difficult times are coming for men and women of faith. A great tempest will come and the Church of my Jesus will carry a heavy cross. Seek strength in the words of my Jesus and in the Eucharist. Your victory is in the Lord. Courage. This is the message which I bring you today in the name of the Most Holy Trinity. Thank you for allowing me to bring you together here once again. I give you my blessing in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.