Now is the time to collect the hawthorn leaves and offer them to our Blessed Mother on the Monday after August 15, so that they will heal us from the disease with a burning fire;
see prophecy at the end of this post.
Hawthorn grows as a tree or as a bush. Craetagus monogyna (English hawthorn)
is the leaf we want for the medicinal tea, but be careful, because there are many other hawthorne trees that you can find throughout North America and the world, and the leaves are usually tooth-like (think of a saw for cutting wood).
The key thing to look for is thorns growing out of branches.
IMPORTANT: If you are purchasing this medicinal
hawthorn tree, remember that it is a deciduous tree, which means it will lose its leaves in the autumn. Remember, evergreen leaves tend to be poisonous (ex: rhododendrons).
Please read the prophecy about this:
A Disease with a Blazing Fire
“Grave diseases will arrive, which human craftsmanship will be unable to relieve. Which disease will attack first the heart, then the mind, and at the same time the tongue. That will turn out horrible.
The heat accompanying the disease will be a devouring fire, intolerable and so violent that the parts of the body touched with it will be red from an intolerable redness. At the end of seven days, that disease, scattered around like seed in a field, will rapidly
grow on every side, realizing immense progressions.
“My children, here is the only remedy with the power of saving you. You know the leaves of the thorns
which are growing in almost all the hedges. The leaves of those thorns may arrest the progression of that disease.
“You will pick up the leaves, not
the branch. Even dried up, they will retain their efficacy. You place them in boiling water, leaving them for fourteen minutes, keeping the container covered, so that the steam remain inside. From the very start of the attack by the disease, that remedy will
have to be used three times a day.
“On the Monday after my Assumption, you will offer those leaves of the thorn-bush to me, and you will pay attentive heed to my words.
“My children, that disease will be strong in Brittany. The thought of God will be much lesser around there . . . the disease will produce a continuous sickness on the stomach, vomiting.
If the remedy is taken in too late, the touched parts of the body will turn out black, and through the black part there will be traces turning to pale yellow. (August 5, 1880).”
[Source: p. 270, Prophecies of La Fraudais].