“At the first blow of His thundering sword, the mountains and all Nature will tremble in terror, for the disorders and crimes of men have pierced the vault of the heavens. Paris will burn and Marseilles will be engulfed. Several cities will be shaken down and swallowed up by earthquakes. People will believe that all is lost. Nothing will be seen but murder, nothing will be heard but the clash of arms and blasphemy. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
(Business Standard) Two BRO personnel were killed as boulders from a hillside fell on their truck after heavy rains at Joshimath in Chamoli district, even as a landslip near Lambagad on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway temporarily halted pilgrimage to the famous Himalayan shrine. A sudden downpour yesterday sent huge boulders tumbling down from the hillside. Huge boulders fell on the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) truck near Surai Tota on Malari road, killing its driver and helper on the spot, Chamoli's Disaster Management official Nand Kishore Joshi said today. The deceased have been identified as Vinit Kumar and Mohan Singh. The heavy rains also triggered a landslide near Lambagad, about 20 km from Badrinath, bringing traffic bound for the Himalayan shrine to a halt. Vehicles carrying pilgrims have been halted at Joshimath and Badrinath as the road is being cleared by BRO personnel, Joshi said. A police officer deployed at Badrinath said due to the closure of the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway, more than 300 pilgrims were stranded at Badrinath itself. They will be allowed to proceed towards Joshimath only after the road is cleared of debris, he added.
MARIA OF THE CROSS,
Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT,
Shepherdess of La Salette
"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Melanie