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.
In this my venerated shrine, I welcome you all, my beloved ones and children consecrated to me, that I may enclose you all within the safe refuge of my Immaculate Heart.
Here, I appeared as the Woman clothed in the sun, to point out to you the road along which you must journey, in this century of yours, so ensnared and in the possession of the Spirit of Evil.
Here, I came from heaven to offer you the refuge in which to take shelter at the moment of the great struggle between me and my Adversary, and in the painful hours of the great tribulation and chastisement.
Here, I caused the Marian Movement of Priests to spring up and, by means of this little son whom I have brought to every part of the world during these years, I have formed for myself the cohort, now ready for the battle and for my greatest victory.
I want you here today, spiritually united with this son of mine, as a great cenacle of my Movement is being held before the image of your heavenly Mother placed in the very spot where I appeared to the three children, Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia. Here, I am gathering you all round about me and expressing to you my pleasure, for the way in which you have accepted the invitation to become part of the Marian Movement of Priests, to consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart and to spread everywhere cenacles of prayer among priests, children, youth, and in families.
I want you spiritually here with me, because as of now you are entering into the last Period of time of this century of yours, when the events which I have predicted to you will come to their complete fulfillment. For this reason, here in the very place where I appeared, I want today to reveal to you my secret.While Our Lady indicates elsewhere in Fr. Gobbi’s writings that this period seems to culminate around the turn of the Millennium, it is clear that she is speaking of a “period of time” and not a specific date. St. John Paul II, who followed Fr. Gobbi’s writings closely, used the Great Jubilee in the year 2000 to call the youth to become “watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ!” (Message of the Holy Father to the Youth of the World, XVII World Youth Day, n. 3)
My secret concerns the Church.
In the Church, the great apostasy, which will spread throughout the whole world, will be brought to its completion; the schism will take place through a general alienation from the Gospel and from the true faith. There will enter into the Church the man of iniquity, who opposes himself to Christ, and who will bring into her interior the abomination of desolation, thus bringing to fulfillment the horrible sacrilege of which the prophet Daniel has spoken (Mt 24:15).
My secret concerns humanity.
Humanity will reach the summit of corruption and impiety, of rebellion against God and of open opposition to his law of love. It will know the hour of its greatest chastisement, which has already been foretold to you by the prophet Zechariah (Zec 13:7-9).
Then this place will appear to all as a bright sign of my motherly presence, in the supreme hour of your great tribulation.A possible reference to a “permanent sign” that will be left at several apparition sites. From here, my light will spread to every part of the world and from this fount will gush the water of Divine Mercy, which will descend to irrigate the barrenness of a world, now reduced to an immense desert. And in this, my extraordinary work of love and of salvation, there will appear to all the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of her who is invoked as Mother of Mercy.
|↑1||While Our Lady indicates elsewhere in Fr. Gobbi’s writings that this period seems to culminate around the turn of the Millennium, it is clear that she is speaking of a “period of time” and not a specific date. St. John Paul II, who followed Fr. Gobbi’s writings closely, used the Great Jubilee in the year 2000 to call the youth to become “watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ!” (Message of the Holy Father to the Youth of the World, XVII World Youth Day, n. 3)|
|↑2||A possible reference to a “permanent sign” that will be left at several apparition sites.|