A Californian Soul – The Snare of Discouragement

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 May 2nd, 2020, this Californian soul “saw” the number 309 from the Blue Book, a message originally given to Fr. Stefano Gobbi on May 2nd, 1985 in Pescara, Italy:

 

Your Reparation

Walk along the road which I have traced out for you, without letting yourself be seized by lack of trust or discouragement. This is the most dangerous snare with which y Adversary seeks today to check the force of my victorious army. And in this way, he tries to bring misunderstanding and division into your midst; he leads you to feel the burden of the difficulties which weigh upon the exercise of your priestly ministry; he emphasizes the sense of the misunderstandings and rejection by which you are sometimes surrounded. Do not stop before these snares which Satan puts in your way, because he feels fear of my army, which I have formed for myself in every part of the world with the little ones who have welcomed My invitation to consecrate themselves to My Immaculate Heart. Answer with the greatest of trust and with your filial abandonment to me. Offer me, with the simplicity of little children, everything that happens to you; joys and sorrows; interior trials and physical suffering; the many wounds in your souls and all that, in any way whatsoever, becomes a source of suffering to you. Answer with that prayer which has to be intensified and continuous. Then you will have the power from Jesus to resist all the subtle seductions of the Evil One; you receive from the Holy Spirit the light of Wisdom, which enlightens you and leads you to see every dangerous snare which is stretched across your path. From the Father, there is given to you the joy. of a tender and filial abandonment to His divine action, which predisposes every circumstance in your life with love for each one of you.

In this month of May consecrated to Me, you must also intensify your filial reparation for the sacrilegious and diabolical way in which the life of your Heavenly Mother is publicly presented. All of Heaven trembles with indignation before the public and grave outrage tendered to the honour of your Mother, and Jesus is personally taking up the defence of the Creature most loved and glorified by Him. Not much time will pass before a great punishment will strike the whole of your poor country, so loved and protected by Me, and which has desired to publicly permit this sacrilegious outrage tendered to your Heavenly Mother. My Heart bleeds to see how only the first son of predilection, my Pope, has wished to publicly protest and make reparation and has raised his voice with a courageous act of condemnation. But no other member of the hierarchy has had the courage to do this; indeed some bishops and some priests have dared to justify this horrible sacrilege publicly. For this, there has now come for the Church the time of its greatest division, of the apostasy which has entered into its interior, which will lead it to live through the moment of its gravest crisis, of its bloody and terrible persecution. For this reason, I invite you to make reparation in a continuous act of prayer and of penance, of trust and filial abandonment. Then you, my beloved children, will poor the balm of love on the open and bleeding wounds of my Immaculate and so Sorrowful Heart!

 

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