Around 1997, a man and a woman in California, who were living together in a life of sin, had a profound conversion through Divine Mercy. The wife had been prompted interiorly to start a rosary group after experiencing her first Divine Mercy novena. Seven months later, a statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Heart in their home began to weep oil profusely (later, other sacred statues and images began oozing fragrant oil while a crucifix and statue of St. Pio bled. One of those images is now hanging in the Marian Center located at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Massachusetts. Because these images began to attract many people to their home in the beginning, their spiritual director agreed that they remain anonymous). This miracle led them to repent of their living situation and enter a sacramental marriage. About six years later, the man began audibly hearing the voice of Jesus (what are called “locutions”). He had next to no catechesis or understanding of the Catholic Faith, so the voice of Jesus both alarmed and entranced him. Even though some of the Lord’s words were of warning, he described Jesus’ voice as always beautiful and gentle. He also received a visitation from St. Pio and locutions from St. Thérèse de Lisieux, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Michael the Archangel and dozens of locutions from Our Lady while in front of the Blessed Sacrament. After conveying two years of messages and secrets (known only to this man and to be announced at a future time known only to the Lord) the locutions stopped. Jesus told the man, “I will cease speaking to you now, but My Mother will continue to lead you.” The couple felt called to start a cenacle of the Marian Movement of Priests where they would meditate on the messages of Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi . It was two years into these cenacles that the words of Jesus came true: Our Lady began to lead him, but in the most remarkable way. During the cenacles, and on other occasions, this man would see “in the air” in front of him the numbers of messages from the so-called “Blue Book,” the collection of the revelations Our Lady gave to Fr. Stefano Gobbi , “To the Priests Our Lady’s Beloved Sons.” Both the husband and wife suffer greatly for their ministry, but continually offer it to the Lord for the salvation of souls. It is noteworthy that this man does not read the Blue Book to this day (as his education is very limited and he has a reading disability). Over the years, these numbers that materialized would confirm on countless occasions the spontaneous conversations in their cenacles, and now today, the events taking place around the world. Fr. Gobbi’s messages did not fail but are now finding their fulfillment in real-time.
On August 4th, 2020, this Californian soul “saw” the number 503 from the Blue Book, a message originally given to Fr. Stefano Gobbi on October 21st, 1993 in Jakarta-Cisarua, Indonesia on the Solemnity of Christ the King during Spiritual Exercises in the Form of a Cenacle with the Priests of the M.M.P. from Indonesia:
Have Confidence and Great Hope
How happy I am to see you here, gathered together in a continuous cenacle of prayer and brotherhood, priests of my Movement who have come from every part of Indonesia. I am united with your prayer; I am helping you grow in brotherly love; I am obtaining for you from the Lord those graces which make your ministry fruitful and holy. And I want today to give you a message of confidence and hope, which will accompany you on your difficult journey.
Have confidence in your heavenly Mother who is ever close to you, to be of assistance and comfort to you in your priesthood. I see your innumerable difficulties. I welcome all your entreaties. I am close to you to comfort you in your solitude. I give you joy and consolation amidst so much bitterness. Do not feel yourselves alone. Even if the field of the apostolate is sometimes dry and difficult; even if the society which surrounds you places obstacles in the way of your priestly action; even if the weight of human weakness seems often to overwhelm you, never become discouraged! I am always close to you, as a good and understanding Mother and I am supporting, leading, consoling and encouraging you. I am gathering up your tears like precious jewels, and I am treasuring your every fatigue in the secret of my Immaculate Heart.
Have great hope in the full triumph of God for this poor humanity, so ill and far from Him. You are living the painful years of the great tribulation and the sufferings are becoming daily heavier for all. Spend the present hour in the Gethsemane of my Immaculate Heart and set yourselves to carry out with love the will of your Heavenly Father. Be witnesses of faith in these times of the great apostasy. Be witnesses of holiness in these days of great perversion. Be witnesses of love in a world which has become hard and insensitive, consumed and dried up by egoism, hatred, violence and wars. Bring everywhere the balm of my motherly love and mercy. Take into your priestly arms my children who have strayed, those far away, the poor, the weak, the sick and the sinners, and bring them all into the safe sheepfold of my Immaculate Heart.
Go out from this cenacle with joy. Return to your homes in peace and become apostles of this, my Movement, in every part of this great country. With you, and with your dear ones and the faithful who are entrusted to your care, I bless today all Indonesia and the Church which lives, suffers and works here, so that my Son Jesus may bring to all the gift of his love, of his life and of his peace.