I saw a great light, then I heard the bells ringing in celebration. Mother arrived in this light, surrounded by little and big angels singing a sweet melody. Mother was all dressed in white; she was wrapped in a large blue mantle. On her head she had a delicate (as if transparent) veil, which went down to her shoulders. On her head was a crown of twelve stars. Around her waist was a blue belt. Her feet were bare and placed on the globe. On the globe was the serpent that she was holding with her right foot. Mother had her arms outstretched in welcome. In her right hand was a long white holy rosary, as if made of light. May Jesus Christ be praised
Dear children, I am the Immaculate Conception: I am your mother and I come to you to show you the way to follow. Do not be afraid to be witnesses to the truth. I know full well that you are experiencing difficult moments, but do not fear: you are not alone. My children, this evening I invite you to lift up your eyes to me; I am your mother — give me your hands, I am here in your midst. My children, I am here to listen to you, I look at you with tenderness and I invite you all to consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart.*
Children, prepare yourselves well for Holy Christmas; open wide the doors of your hearts and let Jesus enter. My Son is alive and true in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. My children, every time you nourish yourselves with the Body of Jesus, do so in a worthy manner; approach the Holy Eucharist in a state of grace, confess frequently.
Beloved children, on this evening and on this day so dear to me, I ask you again to pray for my beloved Church. The Church will have to endure hours of agony and passion, moments of discouragement and bewilderment. Then will come the great purification, with many trials… but afterwards, everything will shine brighter than before. Do not fear: the darkness will not prevail, good will triumph, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.
My children, be obedient, let yourselves be led by me; pray much for the conversion of sinners, pray that all, even the most distant, might return to God. God is waiting for you as a father waits for a lost child, with open arms;* do not delay, I ask you to convert!
Then I prayed together with Mother. She stretched out her arms and rays of light came out of her hands. While Mother had her arms outstretched, I again heard the sound of a bell ringing in celebration, and with a beautiful smile, she gave her blessing.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
*Recommended Consecration: Mary’s Mantle Consecration: A Spiritual Retreat for Heaven’s Help, and its companion, Mary’s Mantle Prayer Journal.