Can a fig tree, my brothers, produce olives, or a
grapevine figs? Neither can salt water yield fresh.
The tests of such apparitions of Mary have shown that nothing
in her messages and consequent
devotion contradicts the word
of God and the constant teaching
of the Church.
The fruit of the shrines of Mary
speak for themselves:
repentance, revival, healings,
renewed faith, return to the
church, Bible reading, fruits of
the Spirit, etc. The Church has
made and continues to follow the
Biblical tests of the spirits
and approves some such
apparitions as of the Spirit.
It remains for all Christians of
a renewed mind and of the
Spirit of the Lord to follow the
Biblical mandates of testing
spirits and the fruit of the
tree as the Catholic Church has done.