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The Fifth Glorious Mystery The CoronationYou are the glory of Jerusalem….You are the splendid boast of our people..God is pleased with what you have wrought.May you be blessed by the Lord Almightyforever and ever.Fruit of the mystery: Trust in Mary’s intercession For eternal salvation
The Fifth Glorious Mystery The Coronation And another sign appeared in the heavens, a Woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.Fruit of the mystery: Trust in Mary’s intercession. “Make your request, my mother; for I will not refuse you.” (1 Kg. 2:20)
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1.**The Queen of Angels and Saints “First shall be mentioned my most pure Mother, who gave Me human existence; Her I constitute my sole and Universal Heiress of all the gifts of nature, of grace and of glory that are mine. She shall be Mistress and Possessor of them all.”(Mary of agreda)
1A. Mistress of Angels and Men “I desire that She shall be Mistress of angels and men, claim over them full possession and dominion and command the service and obedience of all. The demons shall fear Her and be subject to Her. All the irrational creatures, the heavens, the stars, the planets, the elements with all the living beings, the birds, the fishes and the animals contained in them, shall likewise be subject to Her and acknowledge Her as Mistress, exalting and glorifying Her with Me.” (Mary of Agreda)
1B. The Queen of Angels and Saints “I am the Queen of all the Angels and Saints. If you allow yourselves to be led with docility by me, you will always feel at your side the precious help which is given to you by the angels and saints of paradise. Live the stupendous reality of the COMMUNION OF SAINTS.” (Gobbi)
1C. The Queen of the Apostles “All those consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, are called to be today to be the Apostles of the last times. I am calling you all to form a precious part of my crown and to become the brilliant stars which spread the light, the grace, the holiness, the beauty and the glory of your heavenly throughout every part of the world.” (Gobbi)
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2.** The Communion of Angels “The whole heavenly cohort of angels and saints forms a great crown of glory about your heavenly Mother. The light of my motherly presence is uniting the heavenly world to the earthly one, in a PERENNIAL COMMUNION OF PRAYER and love.” (Gobbi) “I want to make deeper stronger and more extraordinary your communion of life, of love and of joy with the saints in paradise.”
2A. Communion of Angels“I urge you to live in union oflife with the Angels of the Lord.They light up your path, takeyou by the hand and lead youalong the path of light, of loveand of holiness.They give you courage andcomfort in the manydifficulties, and supportyou in your human weakness.They defend you against theattacks of Satan, against hisnumerous obstacles and snares.(Gobbi)
2B. Communion of AngelsThe great battle which is now beingwaged is above all at the level of thespirits, between heaven and earth,between the Angels and thedemons.You are involved in this greatstruggle, which is immensely aboveand beyond you. So you must beparticularly close to those who areclose to you in the great encounter,who have great power, who assistyou in fighting and who lead you tocertain victory.You must pray much to the Angels.This is the hour of the Angelicpowers.” (Gobbi)
"To the holy angels, who have obeyed thy holy and just will, I assign as habitation the highest heavens as their proper and eternal abode, and with it the joys of eternal vision and fruition of our Divinity. I desire that they enjoy its everlasting possession together with our company and friendship. I decree, that they recognize my Mother as their legitimate Queen and Lady, that they serve Her, accompany and attend upon Her, bear Her up in their hands in all places and times, obeying Her in all that She wishes to ordain and command .” Mystical City of God. Mary of Agreda.
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3.****The Communion of Saints “Do not feel you are alone!” The saints of heaven are very close to you; they are helping you to carry out my plan. “Heaven and earth are united in this EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNION OF PRAYER, of love and of action at the orders of your heavenly Leader.” I invite you to live the joyous experience of COMMUNION OF SAINTS.” (Gobbi)
A. The Communion of Saints PARADISE IS UNITED WITH EARTH. In my Immaculate Heart there takes place each day for you, the meeting with your brothers and sisters who have preceded you up here. Paradise is united with earth in a great communion of prayer. (Gobbi) “Paradise is united with earth in forming one single cohort whose heavenly Leader I am, to wage the most important part of the battle against Satan, and all the forces of evil. The Saints of heaven are casting light on your lives, and coming to your assistance with their powerful aid.
3B. The Communion of Saints “Let yourselves be filled with joy at the certainty that the Saints in paradise shed upon you their blessings. The Saints are assisting you with their prayers. They intercede for you.” (Gobbi) “They are at your side to console you in your afflictions, to give you strength in difficulties, to remove the obstacles which you find along your road, and to make you overcome the snares of your Adversary.” “They are close to my throne and follow your heavenly Mother wherever she goes.”
C. The Communion of Saints“The communion of life with the Saints of paradise is the remedywhich I am giving you. How great is their heavenly power.” “Live the stupendous reality of the communion of saints, which unites you, helps you and pledges you all to fight for the full triumph of Christ. Thus you are already contributing to the forming of the New Jerusalem, the holy city.” (Gobbi)
“In the splendor of the saints, there is formed one single and unique family of the children of God. In the splendor of the saints, you too are living these days of painful purification and of great tribulation. They are close to you, they are helping you, they are protecting you by their powerful intercession and are leading you to the complete fulfillment of my motherly plan. In the spendor of the saints, you are consoled in your suffering. You must live out the present moments and bear the weight of the great trial. In the splendor of the saints continue this, your so wearisome and extraordinary journey, my littlest child, called to carry the light of Christ to so many souls darkened by sin, and the love and the comfort of the Mother to many sick and wounded hearts. Upon each step which you take, your heavenly Mother will cause hope, confidence and joy to blossom forth.” (Gobbi)
"From the multitudes of men, in the fullness of my good will, I call, select and separate all the just and the predestined, who through my grace save themselves by imitating Me, doing my will and obeying my holy law. These, next to my most pure Mother, I appoint as the inheritors of all my mysteries, my blessings, my sacramental treasures, of my humility, meekness of heart; of the virtues of faith, hope, and charity of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance; of my divine gifts and favors; of my Cross, labors, contempt, poverty and nakedness. I assign to them the trials I have chosen for Myself in this life, as a pledge of my friendship, in order that they may undergo them with joy. I offer them my protection and defense, my holy inspirations, my favors and powerful assistance, my blessings and my justification, according to each ones disposition and degree of love. I promise to be to them a Father, a Brother and a Friend, and they shall be my chosen and beloved children, and as such I appoint them as the inheritors of all my merits and treasures without limitation. I desire that all who dispose themselves, shall partake of the goods of my holy Church and of the Sacraments; that, if they should lose my friendship, they shall be able to restore themselves and recover my graces and blessings through my cleansing blood.” ( Mystical City of God. Mary of Agreda. )
“For all of them shall be open the intercession of my Mother and of the saints, and She shall recognize them as her children, shielding them and holding them as her own. My angels shall defend them, guide them, protect them and bear them up in their hands lest they stumble, and if they fall, they shall help them to rise" (Ps. 90, 11, l2).------ Mystical City of God.
“What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?” The Communion of saints is the Church. Since all the faithful form one body, the good of each is communicated to the others. We must therefore believe that there exists a communion of goods in the Church. As this Church is governed by one and the same Spirit, all the goods she has received necessarily become a common fund.” The “communion of saints” therefore has two closely linked meanings: communion “in holy things” and “among holy persons.”
The Trinity addressed Mary asMother of GodTreasurer and DispenserPowerful Intercessor
4. Power as Mother of God “The Son joyfully sees me at his side and shares with me his royal power over all the universe.” (Gobbi) At Her Assumption into heaven, Jesus crowned her not only with glory but also with power. He has given her power as Mother of God, to distribute the treasures of eternal life. Christ also promised a crown to all who loves Him.Raphael, The coronation of the Virgin, 1503. Vatican City.
4. Treasurer and Dispenser “I wish also that She be the Treasurer and Dispenser of all the goods in heaven and on earth. Whatever She ordains and disposes in my Church for my children, shall be confirmed by the three divine Persons. Whatever She shall ask for mortals now, afterwards and forever, We shall concede according to her will and wishes.” (Mary of Agreda.)Raphael, The coronation of the Virgin, 1503. Vatican City.
5.**** The most powerful intercessor “Whoever shall call upon Her from his heart shall not perish; whoever shall obtain her intercession shall secure for himself eternal life. What She asks of Us, shall be granted, and We shall always hear her requests and prayers and fulfill her will; for She has consecrated Herself perfectly to what pleases Us.” (Mary of Agreda)Diego Rodriguez de Silva, The Coronation of the Virgin. 1641. Museo del Prado. Madrid.
5B. Pray for us The three Divine Persons, addressing the choir of holy angels and the other saints, said:"This is the Queen of all created things in heaven and earth; She is the Protectress of the Church, the Mistress of creatures, the Mother of piety, the Intercessor of the faithful, the Advocate of sinners, the Mother of beautiful love and holy hope. (Mary of Agreda)Diego Rodriguez de Silva, The Coronation of the Virgin. 1641. Museo del Prado. Madrid.
5C. Pray for us Not She has changed, nor is her love less ardent, nor would we experience less of her intercession and protection, if in troubled times we would hasten to her with the same sentiments of humility and fervor, asking for her prayers and trustfully relying upon Her for help, as was the case with those devoted Christians in the first beginning. Without a doubt the whole Catholic Church would then immediately experience the same assistance of the Queen throughout the whole world. (Mary of Agreda)Diego Rodriguez de Silva, The Coronation of the Virgin. 1641. Museo del Prado. Madrid.
5A. Pray for us “My children, I come to pray for you and to ask Jesus’ blessing upon you. Jesus is always ready to respond to my prayers. Entrust yourselves to my prayers. Give yourselves to me, and your prayers will be answered by my Son.”Diego Rodriguez de Silva, The Coronation of the Virgin. 1641. Museo del Prado. Madrid
All the offices and titles of honor, which the most blessed Mary held in the Church, that of Queen, Mistress, Mother, Governess and Teacher, and all the rest, were given to her by the Omnipotent not as empty and fruitless names, but were accompanied by the superabundant plenitude of grace which is proper and which the Almighty can communicate to each. This plenitude consisted in this, that as Queen She knew all that concerned her reign and its extent; as Mistress She knew the measure of her power; as Mother She knew all the children and dependents of her household, without excepting anyone through all the ages of the Church until the end; as Governess She knew all that were subject to Her; and as Teacher, She possessed the wisdom and science through which the holy Church, by her intercession, was to be instructed and guided, while enjoying the presence and the influence of the Holy Ghost until the end of the world.
Hence our great Queen had a clear knowledge not only ofall the saints that preceded or followed Her in the Church,of their lives, their works, their deaths, and rewards inheaven; but also of all the rites, ceremonies, decisions, andfestivities of the Church in course of the ages, and of all thereasons, motives, necessities and opportunities, in and forwhich they were established with the assistance of the HolyGhost. For He gives us our spiritual nourishment in propertime for the glory of the Lord and the increase of the holyChurch. As I have spoken of this matter in the course ofthis history, especially in the second part, I need not repeatit here. From her full knowledge and her correspondingholiness, there arose within the heavenly Instructress acertain thankful eagerness, to introduce into the Churchmilitant the worship, veneration and festivities observed bythe holy angels in the triumphant Jerusalem, and thusimitate, as far as was possible, what She had so often seen
She commenced to practice by Herself many of the ceremonies, rites and exercises, which were afterwards introduced in the Church; and these She also inculcated and impressed upon the Apostles, in order that they might introduce them as far as the circumstances then allowed. She not only invented the exercises of the Passion, of which I have spoken above, but many other customs and ceremonies which were later on received in the churches, in the congregations and religions. For whatever She knew as pertaining to the worship of the Lord or the practice of virtue, She performed, and in her wisdom She was ignorant of nothing that ought to be known. Among these exercises and rites was the celebration of the feasts of the Lord and of Herself, in order to renew the memory of the benefits for which She stood indebted, as well the benefits relating in general to the human race.
On the eighth day of December of each year She celebrated her Immaculate Conception with a jubilee and gratitude beyond all human words; for this privilege was for the great Queen of the highest importance and value. She imagined Herself altogether incapable of ever acknowledging it with sufficient gratitude. She commenced her exercises on the evening before and spent the whole night in admirable devotions, shedding tears of joy, humiliating Herself, prostrating Herself and singing the praises of the Lord. She deeply reflected, that She was formed of the same earth and descended from Adam according to the common order of nature; that She was preserved and exempted from the weight of the same guilt and conceived with such a plenitude of graces and gifts only because She was set apart and snatched from the rest by the Almighty. She invited her own angels to help Her to return proper thanks, and in union with them She alternated new songs of praise.
After She had spent the whole night in these exercises, Christ descended from heaven and the angels raised Her to his royal throne in heaven, where the celebration of the feast was continued with new glory and accidental joy of the courtiers of the heavenly Jerusalem. There the blessed Mother prostrated Herself and adored the most holy Trinity, again giving thanks for the benefit of her immunity from sin and her Immaculate Conception. Then She again took her place at the right hand of Christ her Son and the Lord himself as it were acknowledged the goodness of the eternal Father in having given Him a Mother so worthy and so full of grace, exempt from the common guilt of Adam. Anew the three divine Persons confirmed upon Her this privilege, as it were ratifying and approving it and pleasing Themselves in thus having distinguished Her among all the creatures. In order to give repeated testimony to this truth, a voice proceeded from the throne in the name of the Father, saying: "Beautiful are thy footsteps, O princes Daughter, conceived without sin." Another in the name of the Son, said: "Altogether pure and without contact of guilt is my Mother, who gave Me human form to redeem men." And in the name of the Holy Spirit: "All fair art thou, my Spouse, all fair art thou and without stain of the universal guilt."
In between these voices were heard the choirs of all the angels and saints, singing in sweetest harmony: "Most holy Mary, conceived without original sin. To all these honors the most prudent Mother answered by thanksgiving, worship and praise of the Most High, rendered with such profound humility that it passed all angelic understanding. In order to conclude the solemnity She was raised to the intuitive and beatific vision of the most holy Trinity; and after enjoying this glory for some hours, She was brought back by the angels to the Cenacle. This was the manner in which her Immaculate Conception was solemnized after the Ascension of her divine Son. (Mary of Agreda)
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6.**** The Coronation of the virgin set in the infinite panorama of paradise, earth, and hell. God, the Father: “This throne is yours. It is here that you will intercede for the world. I will hear whatever you say, and I will give to you whatever your heart desires.” “Trust in Mary and expect miracles.” (St. John Bosco)Enguerrand Quarton, The Coronation of the Virgin. Musee Municipal, Villeneuve Avignon.
THE CORONATION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD. We call that the throne of the Divinity, from which God manifests Himself to the saints as the principal cause of their glory and as the infinite, eternal God, independent of all things and on whose will all creatures depend, from which He manifests Himself as the Lord, as the King, as the Judge and Master of all that is in existence. This dignity Christ the Redeemer possesses, in as far as He is God, essentially, and as far as He is man, through the hypostatic union, by which He communicates his Godhead to the humanity. Hence in heaven He is the King, the Lord and supreme Judge; and the saints, though their glory exceeds all human calculation, are as servants and inferiors of this inaccessible Majesty. In this the most holy Mary participates in a degree next inferior and in a manner otherwise ineffable and proportionate to a mere creature so closely related to the Godman; and therefore She assists forever at the right hand of her Son as Queen (Ps. 44, 10), Lady and Mistress of all creation, her dominion extending as far as that of her divine Son, although in a different manner.
After placing the most blessed Mary on this exalted and supereminent throne, the Lord declared to the courtiers of heaven all the privileges She should enjoy in virtue of this participation in his majesty. The Person of the eternal Father, as the first principle of all things, speaking to the angels and saints, said to them: "Our Daughter Mary was chosen according to our pleasure from amongst all creatures, the first one to delight Us, and who never fell from the title and position of a Daughter, such as We had given Her in our divine mind; She has a claim on our dominion, which We shall recognize by crowning Her as the legitimate and peerless Lady and Sovereign." The incarnate Word said: "To my true and natural Mother belong all the creatures which were created and redeemed by Me; and of all things over which I am King, She too shall be the legitimate and supreme Queen." The Holy Ghost said: "Since She is called my beloved and chosen Spouse, She deserves to be crowned as Queen for all eternity."
Having thus spoken the three divine Persons placed upon the head of the most blessed Mary a crown of such new splendor and value, that the like has been seen neither before nor after by any mere creature. At the same time a voice sounded from the throne saying: "My Beloved, chosen among the creatures, our kingdom is Thine; Thou shalt be the Lady and the Sovereign of the seraphim, of all the ministering spirits, the angels and of the entire universe of creatures. Attend, proceed and govern prosperously over them, for in our supreme consistory We give Thee power, majesty and sovereignty. Being filled with grace beyond all the rest, Thou hast humiliated Thyself in thy own estimation to the lowest place; receive now the supreme dignity deserved by Thee and, as a participation in our Divinity, the dominion over all the creatures of our Omnipotence. From thy royal throne to the centre of the earth Thou shalt reign; and by the power We now give Thee Thou shalt subject hell with all its demons and inhabitants. Let all of them fear Thee as the supreme Empress and Mistress of those caverns and dwelling-places of our enemies. In thy hands and at thy pleasure We place the influences and forces of the heavens, the moisture of the clouds, the growths of the earth; and of all of them do Thou distribute according to thy will, and our own will shall be at thy disposal for the execution of thy wishes.
Thou shalt be the Empress and Mistress of the militant Church, its Protectress, its Advocate, its Mother and Teacher. Thou shalt be the special Patroness of the Catholic countries; and whenever they, or the faithful, or any of the children of Adam call upon Thee from their heart, serve or oblige Thee, Thou shalt relieve and help them in their labors and necessities. Thou shalt be the Friend, the Defender and the Chieftainess of all the just and of our friends; all of them Thou shalt comfort, console and fill with blessings according to their devotion to Thee. In view of all this We make Thee the Depositary of our riches, the Treasurer of our goods; we place into thy hands the helps and blessings of our grace for distribution; nothing do We wish to be given to the world, which does not pass through thy hands; and nothing do We deny, which Thou wishest to concede to men. Grace shall be diffused in thy lips for obtaining all that Thou wishest and ordainest in heaven and on earth, and everywhere shall angels and men obey Thee; because whatever is ours shall be thine, just as Thou hast always been ours; and Thou shalt reign with Us forever."
In the execution of this decree and privilege conceded to the Mistress of the world, the Almighty commanded all the courtiers of heaven, angels and men, to show Her obedience and recognize Her as their Queen and Lady. There was another mystery concealed in this wonder, namely, it was a recompense for the worship and veneration, which, as is clear from this history, the most blessed Mary, notwithstanding that She was the Mother of God, full of grace and holiness above the angels and saints, had bestowed upon the saints during her mortal pilgrimage. Although during the time when they were comprehensors and She yet a pilgrim, it was for her greater merit, that She should humble Herself beneath them all according to the ordainment of the Lord; yet now, when She was in possession of the kingdom, it was just, that She should be venerated, worshipped and extolled by them as her inferiors and vassals. This they also did in that most blessed state, in which all things are reduced to their proper proportion and order. Both the angelic spirits and the blessed souls, while rendering their adoration to the Lord with fear and worshipful reverence, rendered a like homage in its proportion to His most blessed Mother; and the saints who were there in their bodies prostrated themselves and gave bodily signs of their worship.
WORDS OF THE QUEEN. (The Virgin Mary speaks to Sister Mary of Agreda, Spain.) My daughter, if anything could lessen the enjoyment of the highest felicity and glory which I possess, and if, in it, I could be capable of any sorrow, without a doubt I would be grieved to see the holy Church and the rest of the world in its present state of labor, notwithstanding that men know me to be their Mother, Advocate and Protectress in heaven, ready to guide and assist them to eternal life. In this state of affairs, when the Almighty has granted me so many privileges as his Mother and when there are so many sources of help placed in my hands solely for the benefit of mortals and belonging to me as the Mother of clemency, it is a great cause of sorrow to me to see mortals force me to remain idle, and that, for want of calling upon me, so many souls should be lost. But if I cannot experience grief now, I may justly complain of men, that they load themselves with eternal damnation and refuse me the glory of saving their souls.”
“How much my intercession and the power I have in heaven are worth has never been hidden in the Church, for I have demonstrated my ability to save all by so many thousands of miracles, prodigies and favors operated in behalf of those devoted to me. With those who have called upon me in their needs I have always shown myself liberal, and the Lord has shown himself liberal to them on my account. The Most High still wishes to give liberally of his infinite treasures and resolves to favor those who know how to gain my intercession before God. This is the secure way and the powerful means of advancing the Church, of improving the Catholic reigns, of spreading the faith, of furthering the welfare of families and of states, of bringing the souls to grace and to the friendship of God.” *****
Inhis encyclical Redemptoris Mater,Pope John Paul II said: Thus there is a mediation: Mary places herself between her Son and mankind in the reality of their wants, needs and sufferings. She puts herself "in the middle", that is to say she acts as a mediatrix not as an outsider, but in her position as mother. She knows that as such she can point out to her Son the needs of mankind, and in fact, she "has the right" to do so. Her mediation is thus in the nature of intercession: Mary "intercedes" for mankind.
“She knows everything that happens in our lives and supports us with maternal love in our trials. Taken up to heavenly glory, Mary dedicates herself totally to the work of salvation. She wants every living person to know the happiness granted to her. She is a queen who give all that she possess , participating above all in the life and love of Christ.”
As She was the Coadjutrix of salvation She was also to be the testamentary Executrix. For the Son placed all things in her hands, just as the Father had assigned the whole creation to Him. She was to execute his will and she was to distribute all the treasures acquired and due to her Son as God on account of his infinite merits. This understanding has been given me as part of this history for the exaltation of our Queen and in order that sinners might approach Her as Custodian of all the treasures gained by her Son our Redeemer in the sight of his eternal Father. All help and assistance is in the hands of most holy Mary and She is to distribute it according to her most sweet kindness and liberality. ---Mystical City of God. Mary of Agreda.
Before speaking any of the seven last words, Jesus prayed to the Father and said: “First shall be mentioned my most pure Mother, who gave Me human existence; Her I constitute my sole and universal Heiress of all the gifts of nature, of grace and of glory that are mine. She shall be Mistress and Possessor of them all. The gifts of grace, of which as a mere creature She is capable, She shall actually receive now, while those of glory I promise to confer upon Her in their time. I desire that She shall be Mistress of angels and men, claim over them full possession and dominion and command the service and obedience of all. The demons shall fear Her and be subject to Her. All the irrational creatures, the heavens, the stars, the planets, the elements with all the living beings, the birds, the fishes and the animals contained in them, shall likewise be subject to Her and acknowledge Her as Mistress, exalting and glorifying Her with Me. I wish also that She be the Treasurer and Dispenser of all the goods in heaven and on earth. Whatever She ordains and disposes in my Church for my children, the sons of men, shall be confirmed by the three divine Persons; and whatever She shall ask for mortals now, afterwards and forever, We shall concede according to her will and wishes.“ Mystical city of God.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe The power of Our Lady in the Evangelization and Conversion of nations and continents.
“The mestiza face of theVirgin of Guadalupe wasa symbol of inculturationof the Gospel.Through her powerfulintercession, the Gospelwill penetrate the hearts ofmen and women of Americaand permeate their cultures,transforming them fromwithin.”“Of the people of America,through Mary they came toencounter the Lord.”“To Jesus, through Mary”------Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II: (Angelus Address. Feb. 1996)“I ask her to “visit” each and everydiocese, parish, ecclesial communityand family in America. Christians, likeJohn, welcomes the Mother of ChristInto his home.”May she cross this continent,bringing it “life, hope, and sweetness.”May she enliven and protect the workof the new evangelization.“I ask You today and always to presentthem to “Jesus, the fruit of thy womb.”“Look upon them continually withmercy and through your intercessionwith the divine redeemer, heal themof their sufferings, deliver them fromall evil, and fill them with your love.”
“Look at the heart of these children of mine: (Angelus Address. Feb. 1996)they are so poor, so simple and good. Theyare suffering so much and in such need, andtherefore so dear to me.Look at the heart of this whole people andthere you will find stamped the seal of love ofyour heavenly Mother.Look at the heart of your heavenly Motherand you will find gathered there, in everincreasing numbers, children of everycontinent. The whole world is now held in mymerciful hands, for the coming triumph of myImmaculate Heart.”“I am the Mother of all. Especially of thosewho are farthest away, who are still walkingin darkness. In particular, I am the Mother ofthose who are poorest, simplest, mostabandoned and most vulnerable.”
“I love you with a motherly andmerciful love; I am always near youas a tender and attentive Mother;I am leading you along the way ofpeace, holiness, purity and love.I consider this land as a preciousportion of my estate. I have wantedit to be totally consecrated to myImmaculate Heart.I will save Latin America. I am theMother of the Second EvangelizationI am guiding you as a star along thebright way of fidelity to Christ andto his Gospel. You must announceto all in its integrity. Preach with thesame clarity with which my SonJesus announced it to you. My taskis that of forming you into apostles
“I am calling you all to be apostles of the SecondEvangelization. I am entrusting to each one of youmy motherly mandate: Go and Evangelize.Go to every part of this great nation of yours.Go into every place, even the most distant andout-of –the- way.Go to all my children, especially to the poor, thesinners, those furthest away, to those who arevictims of evil, of vice, of egoism, of hatred, ofimpurity.Evangelize this poor humanity which has againbecome pagan after nearly two thousand years. Letthe idols be destroyed, the idols it has built with itsown hands: pleasure, money, pride, impurity,atheism, egoism, hatred and violence.Evangelize the suffering and divided Church. Letthe Gospel of Jesus, preached and lived to the letter,become the only light.Evangelize all men. Preach the need for prayer andpenance, for the courageous practice of all thevirtues, of adoration of the Eucharist. Spreadeverywhere the cenacles of prayer.”
“I want to look at you with these eyes of mine. Youare called to be the pupils of my eyes; you aredestined to carry my light to the ends of the earth.The light which I give you is that of my Son Jesus.Bring everywhere the light of his word. Bring thelight of his life. Bring the light of his presenceamong you, so that the heavenly dew of DivineMercy may descend in every part of the earth.I want to love you with this heart of mine. You arecalled to be the greatest love of my ImmaculateHeart; you are destined to bring my love to everypart of the world. The love which I give you is thatof my Son Jesus. Burn away with the fire of loveevery human misery, all egotism, all violence, allhatred, all division, all sin.I want to caress you with these hands of mine. Youare called to feel my caresses; you are destined tobring everywhere the comfort of my motherlytenderness. Let your hearts become sensitive, open,humble, meek, tender and compassionate.You become the precious instruments of the triumphof Divine Mercy upon the world.”
“You must become the silent andcourageous artisans of this generalrenewal. Take into your arms thispoor ailing humanity and bring it tothe maternal clinic of my ImmaculateHeart , that it may be healed by yourheavenly Mother.”“I want you to be associated in mymotherly work of co-redemption.Become therefore the sign of mymotherly presence and give to everyonethe charism of my soothing balm.You will see the greatest marvelseverywhere, because the times of mymaternal co-redemption have arrived.”
“I am bringing you again to distant placesand asking of you such a toilsome work anda very heavy task. But I am carrying andleading you, sustaining and assisting you,consoling and encouraging you. I amlighting up for you the way along which youmust go. Your heavenly Mother takes you bythe hand and leads you along the bright,holy and beautiful roads which lead you toparadise. Let yourself be carried in mymotherly arms, my little child, and you willsee everywhere the marvels of grace andmercy of my Immaculate Heart.”“Entrust to the angels of light of my Heartall that has to do with this new itinerary ofyours. They will carry you on their wingsand will keep watch lest you strike your footagainst any obstacle.”
The power of the Gospel “Look at the immense nation and the huge number of my children, who still do not know Jesus and who walk in darkness. The is the time when the Gospel of salvation must be announced to all the peoples of the earth. The Gospel must be kept today to the letter. The Gospel must be lived today to the letter. The Gospel must be preached today to the letter. The power of evangelization is in its fidelity and its authenticity. It is not in the adapting of the message of Christ to the various cultures, but in the bringing of all cultures to Christ that the duty of evangelization, entrusted to you, is carried out. The divine Word must therefore be lived and proclaimed by you to the letter, and announce to all the people of the earth! I am the Mother and teacher of all peoples, and the triumph of my Immaculate Heart cannot come in all its fullness until I have brought them all to my Son Jesus.
Mother of the poorest “I have wanted you to come to this great country. Most of my children are still living in ignorance of the Gospel, which my Son Jesus has taught you with the command given to the apostles, and passed on to you, to go and proclaim the good news to all the people of the earth. How many of these are still in the darkness of paganism or belong to other religions and therefore are in need of being led to the fullness of the truth, which is present only in the Catholic Church, founded by Jesus to bring the Gospel of salvation to all nations! How many of my children live in conditions of extreme misery and immense poverty. How many of them have neither home, nor work, nor food, nor clothing and, dressed in rags, spend their lives on the sidewalks along the roads, where they suffer and die in the midst of general apathy and indifference. Your coming is a special sign for them of my presence at their side, and of my painful motherly anxiety. I am the Mother of those who are ignored and abandoned by all. I am the mother of the poorest of the poor, and my Immaculate Heart wants to bring them the help they need: help to reach Jesus and to accept his Gospel of salvation.
“Think of these brothers of yours, of those who even today are dying of hunger and need. Give to these little ones of mine that which you have in abundance! Do not busy yourself with gathering riches, when those goods which your Creator has put at the disposition of all should be distributed among all.”
The Standard, the Shield and the Weapon “I gather you all today under my immaculate mantle. It is the shield with which I cover you, to shelter you from every attack in the great battle to which I call you. You must gird yourselves one again with this powerful shield, which I give you for your defense and your salvation. The weapon which I give you to fight with, is the chain which joins you to my Heart: the holy rosary. Beloved, recite it often, because it is only with your prayer, gathered into my Immaculate Heart that I will be able to move the great mercy of the Lord to manifest itself. The standard, under which I rally you, is that of Jesus Crucified, which must be displayed by you, because there is no other salvation but in the Cross of Jesus. With the rosary in one hand and the standard of the Crucified in the other, fight as of now the decisive phase of the battle.
I am the Rising Dawn “I am the Mother of God. I am also the Mother of all humanity. Today I want to cover the whole world with the immaculate mantle of my virginal motherhood. You are entering into the time of chastisement and of salvation, of suffering and of great mercy. At the beginning of this year, how much suffering and how many sorrows I see along you paths! These are my times. The Lord has assigned to me the post and the important mission which has been entrusted to me in these times. I am the Queen of peace and the rainbow of the new alliance. I am the dawn which is arising to announce the great day of the Lord.”
"Holy Catholic Church, which in the coming ages shall be called the Roman, my motherand Mistress, true treasure of my soul, thou hast been the only consolation of mybanishment; the refuge and ease of my labors; my recreation, my joy and my hope ; thouhast sustained me in my course; in thee have I lived as a pilgrim to the Fatherland andthou hast nourished me after I had received in thee my existence in grace through thyhead, Christ Jesus, my Son and my Lord. In thee are the treasures and the riches of hisinfinite merits; thou shalt be for his faithful children the secure way to the promised land ,and thou shalt safeguard them on their dangerous and difficult pilgrimage. Thou shalt bethe mistress of the nations to whom all owe reverence; in thee are the rich andinestimable jewels of the anxieties, labors, affronts, hardships, torments, of the cross andof death, which are all consecrated by those of my Lord, thy Progenitor, thy Master, thyChief, and are reserved for his more distinguished servants and his dearest friends. Thouhast adorned and enriched me with thy jewels in order that I might enter in the nuptialsof the Spouse; thou hast made me wealthy, prosperous and happy, and thou containestwithin thee thy Author in the most holy Sacrament. My happy Mother, Church militant,rich art thou and abundant in treasures! For thee have I always reserved my heart and mysolicitude; but now is the time come to part from thee and leave thy sweetcompanionship, in order to reach the end of my course. Make me partaker of thy greatgoods; bathe me copiously in the sacred liquor of the blood of the Lamb, preserved inthee as a powerful means of sanctifying many worlds. At the cost of my life a thousandtimes would I bring to thee all the nations and tribes of mortals, that they might enjoythy treasures. My beloved Church, my honor and my glory, I am about to leave thee inmortal life; but in the eternal life I will find thee joyful in an existence which includes allgood. From that place I shall look upon thee with love, and pray always for thy increase,thy prosperity and thy progress.”
8.* Our Lady of Lourdes“Pray to God for sinners.” “Tell the priest to build ashrine here, and come here in procession” “Come in procession. I want all my children to walk together, united in prayer and love. Come to me, not in isolation or division. Come to me because I wish to lead all of you to my Son, present in the Eucharist.” (Gobbi)
9. Our Lady of Lourdes“ Repentance! Repentance! Repentance! Go and drink at the fountain, and wash yourself there.”“Immerse yourselves in the fountain of Divine Mercy, which hasgushed from the Heart of Jesus and given to you through theSacrament of Reconciliation.”“Your immaculate Mother calls all of you to be chaste in mind, heartand body in order to live the virtues of faith, hope and charity.” (Gobbi)
“Especially today, I am coming down again from heaven; through mynumerous apparitions; through the message which I give; andthrough this extraordinary Work of my Marian Movement, to prepareyou to receive Jesus at the approaching moment of his glorious return. (Gobbi)10****Our Ladyof Fatima
The Sanctuary in front of the Basilica during candlelight procession. Fatima."In Fatima, the Holy Virgin invites all to consider the earth as the place of ourpilgrimage to our definitive homeland, which is heaven. In fact, we are all pilgrims,we are in need of the Mother who guides us." ----Pope Benedict XVI
Enormous multitude of pilgrims in the big square during Mass on 13th of May. Fatima.
“The miracle of the Sun: The greatest victory of my Immaculate Heart will be to cause Jesus to shine in the souls of all my children. Some are thinking: what a great marvel it would be if the miracle of the sun were to be repeated! But every day I repeat it for each one of you: when I lead you along the pathway of my Son; when I help you to be healed of sin; when I lead you to prayer, and when I formed you to holiness. It is the light of this sun that I cause to shine ever more brightly in your souls and your lives: the sun of my Son Jesus.” (To the priests)
Message of Fatima “I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not continue to offend Our Lord, who is already deeply offended.” “The Blessed Mother can no longer restrain the Hand of her Divine Son from striking the world with just punishment for its many crimes.” “Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world. Add after each decade the following prayer: “O my Jesus, forgive us our sin, save us from the fire of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of thy mercy.” “Pray, pray a great deal, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and pray for them.” “More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reasons. “Wars are a punishment from God for sins!”
“God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.” “Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask graces from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her.” “I promise to help at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, whoever, on the first Saturday of 5 consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite 5 decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for 15 minutes while meditation on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to my Immaculate Heart.” “I came from heaven to ask you to offer me the five first Saturdays of the month. I asked that his day be spent in a spirit of reparation for the offenses which are directed at your heavenly Mother. Today I want all of you near me, the sorrowful Mother, to teach you to pray with confidence, to suffer with docility, to hope with heroism.”
I asked of my three little children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, to whom I appeared in May, 1917: “Do you also want to offer yourselves as victims to the Lord, on the altar of my Immaculate Heart, for the salvation of all my poor sinful children?” If you accept this request of mine, you must do what I now ask of you: - Pray ever more and more, especially with the holy Rosary. - Make frequent hours of adoration and of Eucharistic reparation. - Accept with love all the sufferings which the Lord sends you. Offer your sufferings in a spirit of reparation, of purification and of sanctification. I myself lovingly take care to give consolation in suffering and, if it be in the will of the Lord, to offer the gift of healing. - Spread without fear the message which I am giving you. The divine heart of my Son Jesus has entrusted to my Immaculate Heart the last attempt to lead you all to salvation.”
“I am asking you to offer it to me, with the recitation of the holy rosary, with the meditation upon its mysteries, with sacramental Confession and a Communion of reparation, and with the renewal of your act of Consecration to my Immaculate Heart.” “I am asking you to propagate again today the devotion of the five first Saturdays of the month. If you do what I ask of you, devotion to me will spread more and more; and I will be able to exercise the great power which the Most Holy Trinity has granted to me.” “These are the times of prayer and of penance. Pray especially for the conversion of poor sinners, of the atheists and of those who are far away. Offer prayers and sacrifices for the salvation of souls. Many are going to hell because there is no one to pray and to sacrifice for them.” “These are the times of conversion and of return to the Lord. I am taking you by the hand and leading you along the road of goodness, of love and of holiness. Let the law of the Lord become more and more observed and practiced.” “These are the times of my peace. I lead you to live in peace of heart and of soul. I cause you to remain in serenity, even in the midst of great turmoil. I mark you with my seal that you may spread everywhere the light of the faith, of holiness and of love.” My great net of love and of salvation has now been spread out in every part of the earth.”
“These are the hours of battle, and therefore those weapons which I have prepared especially for you must be made use of: the consecration to my Immaculate Heart, the frequent recitation of the holy Rosary, and the practice of the five first Saturdays of the month in reparation for the offenses committed against my motherly Heart. During these Saturdays, I invite you to unite yourselves with me in the prayer of the Rosary, in the meditation of its mysteries, in confession, in taking part in Holy Mass and in a Communion of reparation. Today, reparation on the part of my children must also increase. Through you, this filial and loving crusade of reparation must spread and grow. Let the first Saturdays of every month be for you real encounters of reparative prayer and a generous response to the request which I have made of you. On these days, gather in cenacles with me. In these cenacles you will enter into my repose, because by praying and making reparations with your heavenly Mother, you will be consoled and strengthened by me.” ( Ref. 180)
“Heed the anguished appeal of your Mother; turn back along the road which leads to God through prayer and conversion. All of you must consecrate yourselves to this Heart, and entrust yourselves to the arms of your heavenly Mother. I have been able to hold back the chastisement because of the prayers and sufferings of many of my children. Your yes has enabled me to add strength to my action of maternal intercession on your behalf. For this I have need of your prayer, of your suffering, of your life.” “If you, my beloved children, suffer and pray with me, you will succeed in leading many souls each day along the road which leads to paradise. You must be today the instruments of my maternal mercy.” “How many souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and sacrifice for them!” I said this at Fatima. Today I say: how many souls you can save from the fire of hell and lead to paradise, if together with me, you pray and sacrifice each day for them!”
The Caress of a Mother “How I love you, and what love of predilection I have for you! You must accustom yourself to understand this in so many things; in so many circumstances which are hardly noticed, such as today: the splendid bright day which I have given you, the blue of the clear skies, the luminous brightness of the snow, caressed by the sun, the color of my heavenly mantle under which I ever protect you; the white of my most pure robe with which I wish to cover you. These simple things are like the caress of a mother for you………. Entrust yourself more and more to me; do you not see that now I alone am your life? Pray now for your brothers; for the priests (members) of my Movement. Today, whatever you ask for them I will grant you. Transform every moment of your day into a colloquy with me. I want to hear your voice, my son! Turn everything into a prayer.”
“These are the time of the great mercy. The Heart of Jesus is about to pour out torrents of his divine and merciful love. The hour of the great mercy for the world has come. It will come down as dew upon every wound; it will open the hardest hearts; it will purify souls immersed in sin; it will lead sinners to conversion and will grant to everyone the grace of a complete renewal. “I have the task from the Lord of leading you all along the road of goodness, of salvation and of peace.” You are the sign of my presence in these times. I am inviting you to live and to preach the Gospel to the letter. You become the powerful help which I am offering against the great evil of infidelity and apostasy. I am asking you to walk along the way which I have traced out for you. Thus you are able to give today a strong witness of love and hope, of faith and justice, of humility and purity, against the great evil of materialism and hedonism, of egoism and pride, avarice and impurity.” Through my Marian Movement, I am calling all my children to consecrate themselves to my Heart and to spread everywhere cenacles of prayer among priests, the faithful, children, youth, and in families. In this way I am able to obtain a great force of intercession and reparation, and to intervene in order to change the hearts of my poor sinful children
The more this motherly triumph of mine comes about in the hearts and souls of my children in every increasing numbers, the more the chastisement is put off by you, and the more Jesus can pour out upon the world the torrents of his divine mercy. “I invite you all to follow me as your heavenly Mother who am coming down from heaven in order that I may become, in these times, your salvation and your sure liberation.” “I have wanted you here, to receive from your hands this Work of Mine.” “I am the dawn which precedes the day. My light is you who are consecrated to my Immaculate Heart. Increase in prayer, in humility, in suffering and in confidence.” “Do not be afraid. Do not allow yourselves to be seized with discouragement. I am with you always. I have wanted you here, because you must announce to each and all that the time has come when I will make myself manifest, in an extraordinary way to all those who have consecrated themselves to me and formed part of my victorious cohort.”
“My Immaculate Heart opens and causes rays of my motherly and merciful love to descend upon you. It is within your time that the fulfillment of the message is taking place, the message which I have given you at Fatima. Upon this humanity which has again become pagan, I am causing the rays of love and light from my Immaculate Heart to come down. They shed light for you upon the way along which you must travel, to return to God along the road of conversion, of prayer, and of penance. Only in my Immaculate Heart will you find refuge in the moment of the chastisement, comfort in the hour of suffering, relief in the midst of unspeakable affliction, light in the days of densest darkness.
“Upon this Church, darkened and wounded, stricken and betrayed, I am causing rays of love and of light from my Immaculate Heart to come down. My Immaculate Heart will gather together the little faithful remnant which, in suffering, in prayer and in hope, will await the return of my Son Jesus in glory. I urge you today to look to the great light which has spread out from Fatima over the events of this, your century. I entrust to the angels of light of my Immaculate Heart the task of bringing you to an understanding of these events, now that I have opened the sealed Book for you.”
The Fatima Prayers “O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.” “Most holy trinity---Father, Son , and Holy Spirit----I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.” “O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate heart of Mary.” “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have the most need of thy mercy.”
“I am communicating to all my maternal will with a message which today has become anguished an urgent:Be converted and repent your sins!Be converted and return to the God who saves you!Be converted and walk along the road of goodness, love and holiness“Only in return to God is the possibility of salvation open up forhumanity. You must spread with courage my motherly invitation toto conversion and return to the Lord, along the way of prayer andpenance, of charity and fasting.”“Mortify yourselves with penance and corporal fasting. It is fastingfrom evil and from sin that I prefer, of renunciation of smoking,alcohol, motion pictures and television. I am also asking for bodilyfasting, at least every now and then, just as it has been requested ofyou by my son Jesus in the Gospel, when He said: ‘certain kinds ofdemons can be ejected only by prayer and fasting.’
“My times have arrived. The times which I foretold in Fatima have come. I foretold to you the great chastisement which would strike this poor humanity which has become pagan. My extraordinary interventions which I have worked in order to bring humanity back onto the road of conversion and of its return to the Lord, have been neither accepted nor believed. Fire will descend from heaven and humanity will be purified and completely renewed, so as to be ready to receive the Lord Jesus who will return to you in glory. I also foretold to you the great crisis which would take place in the Church. She will be abandoned by many of her children.
“I invite you to follow me along the road of prayer and penance, of purity and holiness. See how your countries have become victims of materialism and of unbridled search for pleasure! The law of God is being more and more violated. Impurity is being advertised through all the means of social communication. My times have arrived. Tell everyone to enter into the ark of my Immaculate Heart in order to be protected and saved by me. I request that you multiply your cenacles of prayer among priests, among children, among youth, and especially in families. My material presence among you is the sure sign of protection and of salvation. Open you hearts to hope, and live in the greatest trust and in complete abandonment to my Immaculate Heart. (To the priests. Gobbi)
The sign of my presence “I am here with you, represented by my statue. It is a triple sign I give you: that of my eyes which suddenly come alive; that of my heart, which exudes a fragrance; that of the color of my countenance, which changes its hue. I want to show you that your heavenly Mother is watching you with her eyes, that I truly share in all the moment of your life, that I am always among you. I live with you, I prepare everything for you, I lead you by the hand along the difficult road of purification. I am appearing in Europe, in Asia, in Africa, in America, and in distant Oceania. The whole world is wrapped in my mantle. Increase your love for me.” (Gobbi)
“Each time you come to the feet of my image, to bring me your filial homage of love, I cause many graces to come down from my Immaculate Heart upon you. Your heavenly mother consoles and encourages you, moulds and leads you, strengthens and confirms you by the word which she gives you.” “Whoever meets you must be aware of the presence of their heavenly Mother who, through you, again caresses and consoles, who again helps even materially, who encourages and saves and who embraces and defends everyone.”
The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart (Short version)“ Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, we who belong to the MarianMovement, consecrate ourselves in a special way to yourImmaculate Heart. We also consecrate our motherland (Nation) toyour Immaculate Heart. We intend to live with you, through you andfor you , all the obligations assumed by our Baptismal consecrationto bring about in ourselves that interior conversion so urgentlydemanded by the Gospel, that we may be available only to doalways the will of the Father.Allow us to dwell in the garden of your Immaculate Heart . Lead usto a spiritual renewal with prayer and penance, with the daily
Finally pray one Our Father,one Hail Mary, and oneGlory be, to the HolyFather’s intention. End of the Cenacle