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 January 10th, 2021, this Californian soul “saw” the number 488 from the Blue Book. This message was originally given to Fr. Stefano Gobbi in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 11th, 1993 on the anniversary of the apparition at Lourdes:
The Dangers Which Threaten You
Look today at the splendor of your heavenly Mother, who appeared in Lourdes as the Immaculate Conception. I appeared in order to announce to you that you have entered into the time of my full manifestation. I appeared in order to point out to you the way along which you should travel in these final times of yours. I appeared in order to carry out my motherly task in your regard, my children, so ensnared by my Adversary and yours. In the time of the great trial, I am pointing out to you the dangers which threaten you.
The gravest danger is that of succumbing to the seduction of the world in which you live; of becoming the victim of sin and evil; of returning to slavery under Satan and his diabolical power. And so I have manifested myself to you as the Immaculate Conception, that is, as the only creature who has never known the shadow of sin, not even original sin, which every person contracts at the moment of his human conception. And I have directed to you my motherly invitation to walk along the way of goodness and grace, of purity and humility, of love and of an ever greater holiness. I have also asked you to make use of those means which are indispensable for walking along this difficult road: penance and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Another danger which threatens you is that of allowing yourself to be taken up with inordinate activity, and so forgetting the powerful force which prayer has in obtaining the grace of conversion for many of my poor sinful children. And so I have invited you to pray much for the conversion of sinners, by showing you, through my little daughter Bernadette, that the most efficacious prayer, the prayer which is most preferred by me, is that of the Holy Rosary.
And lastly, there is the continual danger of falling ill, of allowing yourself to be seized by discouragement and lack of confidence, thus reducing you to a true spiritual impotence. And so I have wished also to manifest myself as a medicine for your ills, a help in your needs, and a support in your human weakness. I have invited you to go and wash at the fountain, with that water which I have caused to spring up miraculously from the rock on which I appeared. Today, now that the time of the great trial has already come, I again repeat to you my motherly invitation to follow me along the way of grace and purity, of penance and prayer, in order to obtain the gift of healing and salvation.