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 14th, 2021, this Californian soul “saw” the number 351 from the Blue Book. This message was originally given to Fr. Stefano Gobbi in Milan, Italy on May 13, 1987 on the anniversary of the first apparition of Fatima:
What an Abyss You Have Fallen Into!
Today you are remembering the 70th anniversary of my first apparition in the poor Cova da Iria in Fatima, where I came from Heaven to give you My message of conversion and salvation. From that time, the passing of these years has brought a continuous confirmation of what I had foretold to you.
The refusal to come back to God, by way of conversion, has led the whole of humanity onto the arid and cold road of hatred, violence, sin and of ever vaster impurity. Wars have continually succeeded one another and, notwithstanding so many efforts which have been made, you have not yet succeeded in building up peace. Indeed today, as never before, the world is increasingly threatened by its own self-destruction.
Men have not wished to respond to My call for prayer, which I made to you at that time, especially with the frequent recitation of the holy Rosary, in order to obtain the conversion of sinners and the salvation of so many souls, exposed to the grave danger of being lost eternally. Thus the night of sin has enveloped the world and evil has spread everywhere like a terrible cancer. Men do not want to recognize sin as an evil; indeed it is being openly justified and exalted as a good. They do not go to Confession any more, they are living and dying habitually in mortal sin and every day so many souls are going to Hell, because there is no one to pray and offer sacrifice for their salvation.
My request for Russia to be consecrated to me by the Pope, together with all the Bishops, has not been accepted and thus she has spread her errors to every part of the world. You are living in a humanity which has built up a new civilization, atheist and anti-human. There is no more love; there is no more respect for life and for the goods of one’s neighbour. The flames of egoism and hatred are extinguishing those seeds of goodness which are still springing up from men’s hearts. The poor are abandoned; the little ones are ensnared and fed with the poisoned food of scandal; young people are betrayed and led into premature experiences of evil, family circles are profaned and destroyed… How great is your desolation. How dense is the darkness which wraps you round. What an abyss you have fallen into! Satan has succeeded in spreading his reign of darkness and death everywhere, and is ruling as a certain victor.
But now you are beginning to live through what I foretold to you in Fatima for the last years of this century of yours, which is still held under the veil of secrecy. These are my times. After the painful years of Satan’s triumph, now the years of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart are beginning. For this, I am inviting all of you today to co-operate with this Plan of mine, to welcome this my Work of love, which I myself am carrying out in every part of the world with my Marian Movement of Priests. And I am still making use of you, my most little child, and I am bringing you to every region, even to very far off places, for a new and final action of appeal. Already the great events have arrived. For this reason, my Pope has proclaimed an extraordinary Marian Year. Then, all of you, enter into the Refuge which my Immaculate Heart has prepared for you. These are the years in which, from the deep abyss of darkness and desolation, I will lead you to the highest peak of Light, of Grace and Love so that, through the triumph of my Immaculate Heart, the glorious Reign of my Son Jesus may shine forth over the whole world.
Jesus offers to us another abyss into which we must fall — the abyss of His Mercy. St. Faustina wrote in her diary the following words. Put yourself in place of Faustina in this passage, and through your prayers and sufferings, gather souls for Jesus, for the “time of mercy” is almost over…
After Communion, I heard the voice saying: My daughter, look into the abyss of My mercy and give praise and glory to this mercy of Mine. Do it in this way: Gather all sinners from the entire world and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. I want to give Myself to souls; I yearn for souls, My daughter. On the day of My feast, the Feast of Mercy, you will go through the whole world and bring fainting souls to the spring of My mercy. I shall heal and strengthen them. —Divine Mercy in My Soul, n. 206