Marino Restrepo – A story of Catholic conversion


Marino Restrepo is an international lay missionary who has been preaching the Gospel message throughout 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 on earth. his ministry.

Marino was commissioned by Jesus himself during a Palm Sunday Eucharist to go out and tell the whole world about his experience of mystical conversion and the infused revelations that were given to him at that time. Marino is a sincere prophet of God, who does not intend to reinvent the wheel but instead preaches the Gospel and in particular the Gospel of Jesus crucified as the only authentic way of salvation. This is all the more remarkable since for over thirty years Marino was involved in the New Age movement and believed in many pagan philosophies.

Speaking from a wealth of infused knowledge, Marino is calling on all people, all Christians and fellow Catholics to ‘wake up’ and realize the seriousness of the last of the last times we are living in for the salvation of souls. Marino takes the cat out of the bag when it comes to sin and new versions of weakened Christianity and challenges his listeners to change their lives and get closer to the God of purity, peace and truth. He tirelessly calls for repentance and conversion to the Lord within the Church and his cries have 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 that is descending as the beautiful Bride of Christ: ‘I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, come down out of heaven from God, prepared like a beautifully dressed bride for her husband’. (Revelation 21:2-3)

Marino’s Conversion Story

Marino lived through a profound Pauline conversion experience during which all the new age and pagan philosophies he had believed in for nearly thirty years fell like scales from his eyes. During this all-night mystical experience, Marino was led by Jesus and Mary to a profound understanding of the great love and forgiveness that the Creator of the Universe has for his creatures.

Marino also realized, to his utter astonishment, that God was not a life energy or cosmic force but a living being and that Jesus was both God and man. Through this experience, Marino’s reincarnation beliefs were literally turned on its head and he was given a comprehensive understanding that man dies only once and then there is his particular judgment of earthly life immediately after death.

Marino Restrepo, a California resident, was born in the Andes mountains of Colombia in the 1950s into a large Catholic family of coffee farmers. During a family visit to his hometown in Colombia in 1997, at the age of 47, Marino was kidnapped by Colombian guerrillas who demanded a ransom for his life. Marino was held captive for six months during which he endured great suffering, but was then miraculously freed by the guerrillas after his ransom was paid.

During his time of imprisonment, Marino nearly died and instead of dying, he went through a profound mystical experience that changed his life through lengthy revelations about the afterlife.

Marino was given a complete illumination, an illumination of his conscience that involved seeing before him his entire life, all his sins, and all the 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 free love decade of the 1960s. He himself says this was a trap to entrap him. in superstition and fear for the rest of his life, since satan feeds on fear.

Illuminated 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 serious sins, Marino saw spiritually clearly the invisible realities we live with every day of our lives but we are simply not aware of it. We are told about 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 illumination of consciousness that revealed to him the sinful state of his soul. Therefore, when the voice and presence of God made itself felt, Marino felt unable to bear the purity of the gods. The presence of God burned him, and Marino says he felt his soul instinctively fly into the darkness. It was at that moment that Marino explains that he found his soul by throwing himself into hell.

This is reminiscent of the dream Saint John Bosco had on the night of April 18, 1868 when he was given a great warning dream for others and allowed to follow a path that descended inextricably until he found himself falling headlong into the caverns of the hell.

When Marino arrived in Hell, he was in complete awe because 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 understood many things there. Marino was given to understand the different hierarchies of demons that were fallen angels that had power over certain damned souls that corresponded to their levels and types of sin.

The words of St. John Vianney come to mind: ‘We should do 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 which should have won eternal sufferings for us.’

Sin is an eternal offense against God and has eternal punishment unless dealt with on earth through repentance, which is turning to God, asking for forgiveness, and doing acts of penance.

When the mother of Jesus, 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 hold a sea of ​​fire. Submerged in this flame were the demons and the souls that looked like transparent embers.

Then Mary said: ‘You see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wants to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. 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 a remarkable gift of infused knowledge about the Christian faith, the Church which is the Bride of Christ, and about the power of the holy sacraments of the Church, 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 prays and intercedes for us before God constantly and she wants all her children to be saved from her. Mary is our umbilical cord with God, the source of all the graces that God grants us, whether or not we are aware of Mary. We do not adore Mary in contravention of her first and greatest commandment, but rather we ask Mary for her maternal help and her intercession before her Son, who is God.

Being baptized as a Christian, Marino was told, was a tremendous privilege as we are part of the mystical body of Christ on earth, part of the Lord’s army. However, with this tremendous privilege comes awesome responsibilities to help souls and not to ignore our spiritual calling in this life which is to become a saint!

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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 spiritually hungry and Marino is trying 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 have a growing youth ministry to help young people, the future of the Church, to become stronger and use their gifts in holiness of mind and body.

Marino has produced many books, CDs, and DVDs that are extremely enlightening, nourishing, and also challenging. His preaching is based solely on the Gospels, Scripture and Sacred Tradition deposited in all their plenitude in the Catholic Church.

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