G. Washington saw Virgin Mary at Vall...

G. Washington saw Virgin Mary at Valley Forge

Doctor Fager

United States

#1 Jul 29, 2007
For decades -- actually now centuries -- rumors have swirled that George Washington, the father of our country, experienced an apparition of an angelic female and possibly the Virgin Mary herself during the harsh trial at Valley Forge.

Whether the vision was authentic and if so whether the figure he supposedly saw in it was Mary are two matters that will probably never be answered.

There are, however, some intriguing hints -- and at the very least Washington (known to offer up his suffering and to have a woman "say the beads" for him) was far more spiritual than most of our history teachers taught

Most tantalizing was a report in volume 4, number 12 of an old nineteenth-century veterans publication known as the National Tribune. Now known as Stars and Stripes, the publication quoted a man named Anthony Sherman as describing a vision that allegedly occurred in 1777.

It was said that as the chilly wind murmured through leafless trees, Washington, who was known to wander alone praying, spent nearly the entire afternoon in his quarters, allowing no interruptions. "When he came out, I noticed that his face was a shade paler than usual, and there seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance," claimed Sherman, who reputedly fought alongside Washington.

Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of the officer who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation of about half an hour, Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said to the latter: "I do not know whether it is owing to the anxiety of my mind, or what, but this afternoon as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict order not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire into the cause of her presence. A second, third, and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless. Even thought itself had become paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitant."
Doctor Fager

United States

#2 Jul 29, 2007
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George Washington Kept Picture Of Blessed
Virgin, Records Show

"Washington -(Special)- A picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary and one of St. John were among the effects found in an inventory of the articles at Mount Vernon at the death of George Washington, first president of the U.S.A. The Rev. W.C. Repetti, S.J., archivist at Georgetown University, reports he has discovered this information in an appendix to a biography of Washington.

"The book is a LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Edward Everett, published by Sheldon & Co. in New York in 1860. Appendix No. 2 pages 286-7, lists an official 'inventory of articles at Mt. Vernon with appraised values annexed. Taken by sworn appraisers after the decease of General Washington,' the list includes:




"The fact that he had a picture of the Blessed Virgin is rather unexpected, and, to the best of my knowledge, has not been brought out,' says Father Repetti.

"The long report among slaves of Mount Vernon as to Washington's deathbed conversion would be odd unless based on truth. These were not Catholic Negroes! Supposedly, Father Neale was rowed across the Piscatawney by Negro oarsmen; and men often talked freely when slaves were nearby, confidently ignoring their presence."

(From the newspaper from Denver entitled: "The Register, Feb 24, 1957")
Doctor Fager

United States

#3 Jul 29, 2007
"George Washington was born in the State of Virginia, in the year 1732. He died at Mount Vernon, Virginia, on December 14, 1799, on the eve of the octave of the Immaculate Conception. His mother's name was Mary.

"George Washington was noticeably unhappy in the heretical beliefs in which he was brought up. The Masons who were in his day starting to control Europe, tried hard to involve Washington. They invited him to enlist in their ranks. He consented and became a Mason. When he fully discovered their purposes, he avoided them. On September 25, 1798, speaking of the Masonic lodges, he wrote:'The fact is, I presided over none, nor have I been in one more than once or twice within the last thirty years.'

"George Washington had a devotion and repeatedly uttered reverence for the Holy Name of Jesus. He went out of his way, in the year 1776, to issue to the Colonial troops a warning and a threat of what would happen to them-both from God and from him-if they dared to violate in their conversation the Holy Name of Jesus. He said:'The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish, and wicked practice, of profane cursing and swearing (a Vice heretofore little known in an American Army) is growing into fashion; he hopes the officers will, by example, as well as influence, endeavour to check it, and that both they, and the men will reflect, that we can have little hopes of the blessing of Heaven on our Arms, if we insult it by our impiety, and folly; added to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense, and character, detests and despises it.'

"George Washington always said grace before meals, blessing himself, when he did so, with the Sign of the Cross.

"George Washington, first President of the United States, in the later years of his life kept on the wall of his banquet room a beautiful picture of Mary, the Mother of God. Many people of different faiths who dined with Washington noticed this picture, and remarked about it with quiet and troubled voices when they left. Washington would never take it down. It is still somewhere in his home in Mount Vernon, where he spent the last few years of his life.

“ I Am She SaHum”

Since: Apr 07

World

#4 Jul 29, 2007
I dont know what the beliefs of George Washinton are but you can bet many today would not think he was christian and would not vote for him.

-Washingtions Minister Abercrombie said" Sir Washington was a deist." after he died.

-Washinton would not take communion. At times he would leave church early because he would not take communion.

-He refused clergy at his death bed.

-His funeral was done by the free masons

-He did talk about prayer in many of his address to the American people.A deist dont believe in prayer.

-His Grand children said he was a christian.

-In his diary the name of Jesus is not mentioned.
Paul N

AOL

#5 Jul 29, 2007
Want to be Hindu wrote:
I dont know what the beliefs of George Washinton are but you can bet many today would not think he was christian and would not vote for him.
-Washingtions Minister Abercrombie said" Sir Washington was a deist." after he died.
-Washinton would not take communion. At times he would leave church early because he would not take communion.
-He refused clergy at his death bed.
-His funeral was done by the free masons
-He did talk about prayer in many of his address to the American people.A deist dont believe in prayer.
-His Grand children said he was a christian.
-In his diary the name of Jesus is not mentioned.
THE ONE THING HE DID WAS THAT HE DIED A CATHOLIC!!!
rudy angeloni

Glenview, IL

#6 Jun 15, 2015
Doctor Fager wrote:
For decades -- actually now centuries -- rumors have swirled that George Washington, the father of our country, experienced an apparition of an angelic female and possibly the Virgin Mary herself during the harsh trial at Valley Forge.
Whether the vision was authentic and if so whether the figure he supposedly saw in it was Mary are two matters that will probably never be answered.
There are, however, some intriguing hints -- and at the very least Washington (known to offer up his suffering and to have a woman "say the beads" for him) was far more spiritual than most of our history teachers taught
Most tantalizing was a report in volume 4, number 12 of an old nineteenth-century veterans publication known as the National Tribune. Now known as Stars and Stripes, the publication quoted a man named Anthony Sherman as describing a vision that allegedly occurred in 1777.
It was said that as the chilly wind murmured through leafless trees, Washington, who was known to wander alone praying, spent nearly the entire afternoon in his quarters, allowing no interruptions. "When he came out, I noticed that his face was a shade paler than usual, and there seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance," claimed Sherman, who reputedly fought alongside Washington.
Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of the officer who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation of about half an hour, Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said to the latter: "I do not know whether it is owing to the anxiety of my mind, or what, but this afternoon as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict order not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire into the cause of her presence. A second, third, and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless. Even thought itself had become paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitant."
even thoughprotestants would not believe it, and even though im roman catholic, i truly believe this,, because ive truly not seen but honestly had prayers answered from her, our lady.and maybe they dont believe in PADRE PIO, which his stigmata was truly documented in america on a t.v. program. so most protestants, need to believe more, and not ignore. maybe thats why us catholics, are having many converters, coming in.
Rose

Grandville, MI

#7 Oct 6, 2015
Doctor Fager wrote:
For decades -- actually now centuries -- rumors have swirled that George Washington, the father of our country, experienced an apparition of an angelic female and possibly the Virgin Mary herself during the harsh trial at Valley Forge.
Whether the vision was authentic and if so whether the figure he supposedly saw in it was Mary are two matters that will probably never be answered.
There are, however, some intriguing hints -- and at the very least Washington (known to offer up his suffering and to have a woman "say the beads" for him) was far more spiritual than most of our history teachers taught
Most tantalizing was a report in volume 4, number 12 of an old nineteenth-century veterans publication known as the National Tribune. Now known as Stars and Stripes, the publication quoted a man named Anthony Sherman as describing a vision that allegedly occurred in 1777.
It was said that as the chilly wind murmured through leafless trees, Washington, who was known to wander alone praying, spent nearly the entire afternoon in his quarters, allowing no interruptions. "When he came out, I noticed that his face was a shade paler than usual, and there seemed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance," claimed Sherman, who reputedly fought alongside Washington.
Returning just after dusk, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of the officer who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation of about half an hour, Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said to the latter: "I do not know whether it is owing to the anxiety of my mind, or what, but this afternoon as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict order not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire into the cause of her presence. A second, third, and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless. Even thought itself had become paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitant."
Doctor Fager, I enjoyed your article. Do you happen to have a record or source for the information about Washington having a woman "say the beads" for him? I would appreciate any assistance you can provide.

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