By Elena Hanet and father Domenico Piccinato, July 2007
(In collaboration with Arnaud Dumouch - Theologist)
This isn’t a story or a tale. It’s recalling events, which took place at... On July 16th, 2006).
“And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?
(1 Corinthians 15,28).
Saint Paul words on the baptism of the dead are a mystery. The Mormons interpreted them by reconstituting genealogies and by baptizing men from the past whose names they had found. The Catholics lost their meaning, knowing only that, according to pope Benoît XII’s dogma during Middle Ages, it is impossible to baptize a man “after his entry in the other world”, either because he is already in a state of grace, or because he had forever, refused grace (dogmatic Constitution Benedictus Deus).
And then in 2006, through a series of lost souls deliverances between this world and the other, this practice will again make sense.
Norbert was 50 years old in 1700. He was the son of a well to do father and owned an estate in the Brabant. He was a proud, arrogant and power hungry man. Abused by a despotic father during his childhood, He harboured much violence that translated to great bullying and cruelty towards the weak. Its often said: the apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree? Hedonistic in nature he along with his circle of friends used his estate as a hunting preserve for hunting and to abuse his sharecropper’s daughters during their drunken revelling with the girls of his sharecroppers. Generally, the girls were the poor teenagers that were mercilessly abused and the parents who were pitilessly coerced by threatening to drive from their tenancy if they complained. When a pregnancy occurred, the young girl was often murdered in rituals of black magic. These sacrifices occurred in one of his barns. Soaked in blood, this building had a reputation for having been cursed for centuries.
Norbert liked to roam in his “château” and often sat down on the ramparts. Boxwood surrounded a well that stood in the château’s park and, approximately fifty meters farther, a bridge forded a river running through the property. Surrounded by large trees the residence had many small windows and gave, in spite of the greenery, a cheerless, some would say an evil aspect, soaked through with the blackness of the master’s heart. The cellar overflowed with empty bottles and old jars, memories of uncontrolled bygone drinking bouts.
Norbert died one evening, the result of a horse fall when, after having satisfied his all his urges, left drunk and half mad at full gallop, mercilessly spurring his mount on. Wounded and insane with pain, the poor animal bucked and threw his rider who unfortunately landed fatally head first on some rocks.
But lo and behold! Norbert’s soul couldn’t find any rest his and it remained wandering, a prisoner of his domain by the invisible bonds of his vices and culpability. Notwithstanding many exorcisms, he haunted his estate for over three centuries, and his negative presence sowed misfortune, from epoch to epoch, for those who had lived there. The souls of many of the children he had assassinated were there. Finally, in total despair from contemplating his victims who cried and wandered with him, Norbert became aware of the evil, he had done. Henceforth, he was horrified of his past. He wanted everything to stop. He wanted the children to be happy. He was a pitiful sight, his repentance sincere. In spite of several exorcisms and blessings made by priests over the centuries, nothing had changed. The problem was that Norbert could not leave alone. All those who had been drawn into his evil had to be delivered.
Norbert was a man of his time. So he had thus had the idea to pray and God heard his prayers. So He decided to make use of an instrument give him deliverance. It was through a woman - Elena Hanet -, a quite fragile lady who recently became a Christian and to whom the angels had given the capacity to hear the call of souls of this purgatory, the one called the “sheol”. The Lord spoke to her, with a voice addressing her inner self. He called her “little daisy”, like the Easter flower announcing a revival at the foot of the cross. She didn’t know anything about all the stories of wandering souls. But the simplicity of her character resulted with her having fun with these contacts, in a game where her innocence enabled her to avoid any danger. The Lord quickly gave her an associate in the person of a priest, faithful to the doctrine of the Catholic Church, man of prayer very close to the Virgin Mary. Father Domenico Piccinato listened to the intuitions of Elena, sorted them out, protested when they appeared too odd and always ended up recognizing their accuracy and conformity with the faith.
One evening thus, Elena heard Jesus who, by very clear and interior inspirations, told her Norbert’s painful story. He gave her details and pointed out how, with father Domenico, they should proceed to deliver him. She saw t Norbert sitting on his rampart writing at length to leave a will. She saw that he knew something was going on and that his release was close at hand. Elena, for her part began to feel increasingly strong sufferings, as if it were necessary for her to partake by some sacrifice.
Baptism for the dead
On Sunday, July 16, 2006 was the day chosen by Jesus. Father Domenico, and “Little daisy” arrived around 11 30 a.m. at the castle, a place that looked to them as a vast property, in dire need of restoration, a property that must have been splendid in its heyday. A certain heaviness overtook them.
The current owners of the castle received them. They had called upon them, not knowing how to get rid of these unhealthy presences obstructing their lives. Father Domenico began celebrating the Eucharist. Elena attended the mass and heard or rather felt a first celestial order: “To the Holy Trinity of the three daisies, seeks the people here present, protects them. The release of the places started.”
Then, pushed by a new intuition, it rose, opened the chapel door and very clearly saw Norbert who was held there, not daring to enter. The other people present didn’t see a thing but felt that the situation had become a bit strange.
Elena said: “Come here and sit close to me!” Elena’s work was simple, in all things: she was satisfied to follow the directives given by the Lord, His instrument and without seeking to contradict anything, passing on the information to father Domenico for him to interpret the received orders. Thus, during the mass that continued its course came the moment of the Eucharistic dedication. Jesus informed Elena that Norbert wasn’t baptized.
Elena asked Norbert, always seated next to her: “Are you baptized or not?” He shook his head no.
- And all dead children?
- Impossible. They had just been born…”
It was a catastrophe. How to save these people without them being in a state of grace? And how to obtain God’s grace without them receiving baptism? Father Domenico simply says at the same moment:
“Now is the time to baptizes Norbert and the children.”
He had the intuition to use the simple ritual used when someone is in danger of dying. No sooner said than done, by using water and by pronouncing the words: “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit”.
Norbert’s face had a new radiation and large tears running down his cheeks.
The delivery of the children and the Devil
The mass being finished, the assistants, following Elena instructions, went to the cellar, where the owner had found human bones. Thereafter, we will learn they were the bones malformed children. Their bones were the relics of little martyrs.
One after the other, Elena followed the intuitions she had received days earlier and found everything to be as she had perceived it. In this cellar, she very clearly saw and heard the faces of children who were looking at her and moaning.
Elena deposited thirteen rosaries on the ground (undoubtedly one for each of the small victim). When they went back up, the faces of children had disappeared. Elena couldn’t hear the moaning any more. But everyone heard the birds singing.
Almost at once, they all felt a new presence, violent and filled with anger. Elena was as propelled into a wood door. She was covered with salt crystals that burned her skin. Father Domenico felt the powerful breath of an entity which passed very close to him all the right-sided of his body from hip to face.
Elena, always like an instrument of God, invited everyone outside to sever some remaining bonds. She led the priest towards the bridge where the river ran so that he could bless the herd of cows. On the bridge, Elena saw a snake emerging behind Father Domenico; overtake him on the right, and drew itself up in an aggressive posture in the middle of the way facing the priest from approximately a meter away. It was an asp. Unaware of the danger and thinking he was dealing with a normal animal, Father Domenico tried to whisk it aside it by tapping it with some sheets of paper which he had in his hand. Without even touching it the snake fell, like dead. The owner said” Be careful it’s probably not dead... Its bite is painful”. But the snake was really dead. All those who were there felt it had been a sign. And indeed, the devil had been overcome and had left. The estate breathed a new air. The place didn’t appear gloomy or depressing any more.
Norbert, always present and invisible except to “Jesus’ little daisy”, asked: “I can leave now?” Elena saw Norbert leaving towards the light supported by two angels. But, it still occurs now, for her to speak to him. Norbert is saved by his repentance and the divine will. But it is still necessary to pray for him. His journey, which passes through other purgatories, is still a very long road towards the beatific Vision. The owners of the estate, impressed by all the signs they had seen, began to love and pray for Norbert who now, helps them with his prayers in return. The hearts have turned to the love of God and the property is prosperous.
To baptize the dead can appear foolish. However, everything told here was done prayerfully from the soul and the instrument of God (Elena) who did nothing but say what he heard.
Should we conclude that God makes his Church lie and that, whatever pope Benoît XII says some, one can be saved “after death”? No, of course not because Norbert baptism, far from being “after death”, was living “in the passage of death”, a passage the Bible calls “Hades” and which, by mercy of God, is like a prolongation of this life before the entry in the other world. It is this period about which the parish priest of Ars spoke about in connection with the salvation of one who commits suicide who: “Between the bridge and water, repented”.
For God, where is the folly? Where is reason? What is reasonable for Him is that no one must damn himself other than being in full possession of his freedom, not only in this life, but also in the “passage” between this world and the other.