Marino Restrepo is an international lay missionary who has been preaching the Gospel message around the world for more than ten years. He works in full obedience to his bishop and spiritual confessor and is in full communion with the vicar of Christ on earth in his prophetic teachings, which is an important and essential sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit at work in his ministry.
Marino was commissioned by Jesus himself during a Palm Sunday Eucharist to go out and tell the whole world about his mystical conversion experience and the infused revelations that were given to him at that time. Marino is a sincere prophet of God, who does not try to reinvent the wheel, but preaches the Gospel and, in particular, the Gospel of Jesus crucified as the only genuine way of salvation. This is all the more remarkable since for more than thirty years Marino was involved in the New Age movement and believed in many pagan philosophies.
Speaking from an abundant treasure of infused knowledge, Marino is calling all people, all Christians and fellow Catholics to ‘wake up’ and to realize the seriousness of the last of the last times in which we are living for the salvation of the souls. Marino takes the cat out of the bag when it comes to sin and new versions of weakened Christianity and challenges those who listen to him to change their lives and get closer to the God of purity, peace and truth. He tirelessly appeals to repentance and conversion to the Lord within the Church and his cry has been blessed with many fruitful conversions and also vocations.
The essence of Marino’s call is that all believers must now stand up and be counted as the heavenly Jerusalem descends as the beautiful Bride of Christ, ‘I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, descending from God’s heaven, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. ‘ (Revelation 21: 2-3)
The story of Marino’s conversion
Marino underwent a profound Pauline conversion experience during which all the New Age and pagan philosophies that he had believed in for almost thirty years fell like scales from his eyes. During this mystical experience that lasted all night, Marino was guided by Jesus and Mary to a deep understanding of the great love and forgiveness that the Creator of the Universe has for his creatures.
Marino also realized to his utter amazement that God was not a life energy or a cosmic force, but a living being and that Jesus was both God and man. Through this experience, Marino’s reincarnation beliefs were literally turned upside down and he was given a comprehensive understanding that man dies only once and then there is the particular judgment of his earthly life immediately after death.
Marino Restrepo, a California resident was born in the Andes Mountains of Colombia in the 1950s as part of a large Catholic coffee-growing family. During a family visit to his hometown in Colombia in 1997, at the age of 47, Marino was kidnapped by Colombian guerrillas demanding a ransom for his life. Marino was held captive for six months, during which he endured great suffering, but was then miraculously released by the guerrillas after his ransom was paid.
During his time of incarceration, Marino nearly died and, instead of dying, he experienced a profound mystical experience that changed his life through lengthy revelations about life after death.
Marino was given complete enlightenment, an enlightenment of his conscience that involved seeing his entire life revived before him, all his sins, and whatever good he had done. He also saw how his actions had affected others, how he had never loved anyone selflessly, and the consequences of his sins and omissions to do good in the world.
Marino had left the Catholic faith at the age of 14 and to fill the void he had embraced many pagan, energy healing and New Age philosophies during the 1960s free love. He himself says this was a trap to get him. in superstition and fear for the rest of his life while Satan feeds on fear.
Enlightened by God about his abandonment of the Catholic faith, his renunciation of the sacrament of reconciliation, his disobedience to God’s laws and his committing a grave sin, Marino saw clearly in a spiritual way the invisible realities with which we live every day of our life. our lives, but we are simply not aware of it. We are told of these things in the Gospels and Scriptures, but we often ignore or forget them. Marino is a prophet sent by God to powerfully remind us of these important and essential eternal realities.
Visions of hell
During his mystical conversion experience, Marino received a complete enlightenment of consciousness that revealed to him the sinful state of his soul. Therefore, when the voice and presence of God made themselves felt, Marino felt unable to bear the purity of the Gods. God’s presence burned him and Marino says he felt his soul instinctively fly into the darkness. It was at that moment that Marino explains that he discovered that his soul was hurtling towards hell.
This recalls the dream he gave Saint John Bosco on the night of April 18, 1868 when he was given a great warning dream for others and allowed to follow a path that sloped inextricably downward until he found himself falling from head into the caverns of hell.
When Marino arrived in hell, he was completely in awe, as he had refused to believe in the existence of hell while living on earth, and had even argued with Christians that it simply did not exist!
During his time in hell, Marino was shown many damned souls with their various sins and he understood many things there. Marino was given to understand the different hierarchies of demons that were fallen angels who had power over certain doomed souls that corresponded to their levels and types of sin.
Here the words of Saint John Vianney come to mind: “ We must carry out our penance (here on earth) overwhelmed with joy at being able to satisfy God, whom we have offended and at finding such an easy means of blotting out our sins that it should have been ”. earned eternal sufferings for us. ‘
Sin is an eternal offense against God and has an eternal punishment unless it is dealt with on earth through repentance, which is turning to God, asking for forgiveness and doing acts of penance.
When Jesus’ mother, Mary, appeared to three children in 1917 at Fatima, she showed them hell. Sister Lucia, one of the girls, described the vision, “Now we were able to contemplate a sea of fire. Submerged in this flame were demons and souls that looked like transparent embers.
Mary then said: ‘You see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wants to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If you do what I tell you, many souls will be saved. ‘
The mystical body of Christ on earth: the church
Marino was also shown many visions of heaven and purgatory and was given an extraordinary gift of infused knowledge about the Christian faith, the Church that is the Bride of Christ, and about the power of the Church’s holy sacraments, such as the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. .
Marino was given to understand the powerful and practical role that Mary plays in our spiritual lives. She is the mediator of grace for us and our own spiritual mother. Mary constantly prays and intercedes for us before God and wants all her children to be saved. Mary is our umbilical cord to God, the source of all the graces that God grants us, whether we are aware of Mary or not. We do not worship Mary in contravention of the first and greatest commandment, but we ask Mary for her help and maternal intercession with her Son, who is God.
Being baptized as a Christian, they told Marino, was a tremendous privilege since we are part of the mystical body of Christ on earth, part of the Lord’s army. However, this tremendous privilege comes with amazing responsibilities to help souls and not to ignore our spiritual calling in this life which is to become holy!
Marine Mission and Ministry
Marino Restrepo’s prophetic preaching has been welcomed worldwide in universities, schools, seminaries, convents and monasteries from Austria to Venezuela. Mother Teresa used to say that people are starving spiritually and Marino seeks to draw attention to this fact.
Marino has been very fruitful in his missions and as a consequence the lay association of the ‘Pilgrims of Love’ was born to spread and study the prophetic message. The Pilgrims of Love has a growing youth ministry to help young people, the future of the Church, grow strong and use their gifts in holiness of mind and body.
Marino has produced many books, CDs, and DVDs that are extremely enlightening, nutritious, and challenging as well. His preaching is based solely on the Gospels, Scripture and Sacred Tradition deposited in all their fullness in the Catholic Church.