Why Simona and Angela?

Visionaries of Our Lady of Zaro

The alleged Marian apparitions in Zaro di Ischia (an island near Naples in Italy) have been ongoing since 1994. The two current visionaries, Simona Patalano and Angela Fabiani, receive messages on the 8th and 26th of each month, and Don Ciro Vespoli, who provides spiritual guidance to them, was himself one of a group of seers during the initial phase of the apparitions, before he became a priest. (It is Don Ciro who, at least until recently, would read out the messages written down by Simona and Angela after they emerged from their supposed ecstasies or "resting in the Spirit—riposo nello Spirito").

The messages from Our Lady of Zaro may not be well known in the English-speaking world, but a case can be made for treating them seriously on a number of grounds. The first is that the diocesan authorities are actively studying them and in 2014 established an official commission tasked, among other things, with collecting testimonies of healings and other fruits associated with the apparitions. The visionaries and their apparitions, therefore, are therefore subject to intense scrutiny, and to our knowledge, there have been no allegations of malpractice. Don Ciro, himself, has pointed out that he could not have been ordained by Msgr. Filippo Strofaldi, who had been following the apparitions since 1999, had the monsignor judged the apparitions either diabolic or the result of mental illness. A third factor in favor of taking the Zaro apparitions/messages seriously is the clear evidence that in 1995, the visionaries had what appears to have been a precognitive vision (published in the magazine Epoca) of the 2001 destruction of the Twin Towers* in New York. (It was this that attracted the attention of the national press to Zaro). As regards the often sobering content of the messages,** there is a striking convergence between them and other serious sources, with no theological errors.

 


Sources:

https://www.ildispariquotidiano.it/it/zaro-20-anni-di-apparizioni-fiaccolata-rosario-e-nuovo-messaggio/

Video documentary (Italian) including archival 1995 footage of the seers (among them Ciro Vespoli):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkZ3LUxx-8E

Messages from Simona and Angela

Angela – There Will be Hard Days to Overcome

Angela – There Will be Hard Days to Overcome

Pray and do not be afraid.
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Simona – On Pleasures Before Prayer…

Simona – On Pleasures Before Prayer…

Prayer is a strong weapon against evil.
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Angela – I am Sad

Angela – I am Sad

...the world is gripped in the forces of evil.
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Simona – I Love and Sustain You

Simona – I Love and Sustain You

...in your hardest moments.
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Simona – I Come to Gather My Army

Simona – I Come to Gather My Army

Strengthen your faith through the Sacraments.
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Angela – Do Not be Discouraged

Angela – Do Not be Discouraged

Stretch your hands out to me.
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Angela – Without Priests…

Angela – Without Priests…

...the Church is dead. Pray for holy vocations.
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Simona – Why Do You Say “Lord, Lord”?

Simona – Why Do You Say “Lord, Lord”?

...but close your hearts to His Will?
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Simona – Just the Beginning of Hard Times

Simona – Just the Beginning of Hard Times

The Rosary is your weapon.
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Angela – Darkness Wants to Obscure the Light

Angela – Darkness Wants to Obscure the Light

It will be hard to be saved if you are not prepared.
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Angela – This is Your Weapon

Angela – This is Your Weapon

...together with the Sacraments.
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Simona – Seek Jesus on the Altar

Simona – Seek Jesus on the Altar

Look for Him in the churches!
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Simona – Create Cenacles of Prayer

Simona – Create Cenacles of Prayer

Teach children to pray—they are the future.
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Angela – Jesus Came to Serve

Angela – Jesus Came to Serve

A vision of Our Lady's protection over the Church.
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Angela – Do Not Tire of Praying

Angela – Do Not Tire of Praying

Hole the chain of the Rosary tightly.
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Simona – Pray for My Favored Sons

Simona – Pray for My Favored Sons

If only you understood God's love for each of you.
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Simona – The Father is Good

Simona – The Father is Good

It is up to you to draw near.
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Angela – You Will Fall…

Angela – You Will Fall…

...but get up again, I am here!
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Angela – You Still Don’t Listen

Angela – You Still Don’t Listen

Not all of you are ready.
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Simona – Jesus, the God Beggar

Simona – Jesus, the God Beggar

He awaits you with outstretched hand.
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Angela – The Weapon of Victory

Angela – The Weapon of Victory

Do not let yourselves be seduced by evil.
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Angela – Rise With Me

Angela – Rise With Me

Do not lose hope, even in the darkest moments.
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Angela – Pray for My Beloved Church

Angela – Pray for My Beloved Church

Stay with me beneath the Cross.
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Simona – Trust in Good Times and Bad

Simona – Trust in Good Times and Bad

He will not delay in coming.
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Angela – The Trial has Now Come

Angela – The Trial has Now Come

Pray the Storm moves away from your families...
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Simona – The Strong Weapon Against Evil

Simona – The Strong Weapon Against Evil

Pray, my children, pray.
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Angela – A Great Dragon

Angela – A Great Dragon

Men trust more in science than God.
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Simona – Running After False Prophets

Simona – Running After False Prophets

Seeking peace and love down wrong paths.
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Simona & Angela – The Church is in the Smoke of Satan

Simona & Angela – The Church is in the Smoke of Satan

Pray for my chosen sons, that they would stop causing scandal.
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Simona – Make Room for God

Simona – Make Room for God

The Lord has painted a path for you.
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Angela – Please Listen to Me

Angela – Please Listen to Me

Do not be frightened of the cross.
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Simona – Pray for Peace

Simona – Pray for Peace

Prayer is a powerful weapon against evil.
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Angela – Love of Many Will Grow Cold

Angela – Love of Many Will Grow Cold

Peace is threatened by the powerful.
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Angela – You Resemble Victims of Evil

Angela – You Resemble Victims of Evil

...and you no longer recognize it.
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Angela – If You Are Not Ready

Angela – If You Are Not Ready

...you will not be able to overcome the trials.
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Simona – Please Open Your Hearts

Simona – Please Open Your Hearts

Let Jesus into your life.
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Simona – A Vision of St. Peter’s

Simona – A Vision of St. Peter’s

...and a remnant of faithful priests.
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Angela – So Many Are Leaving the Church

Angela – So Many Are Leaving the Church

But I am close to you.
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Angela – The Church Needs Prayer

Angela – The Church Needs Prayer

Pray so that the true faith would not be lost.
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Simona – Hard Times Await You

Simona – Hard Times Await You

Pray for my favored sons, the priests.
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Simona – Love, Children, Love

Simona – Love, Children, Love

It is up to you alone to decide about your life.
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Angela – Read God’s Word

Angela – Read God’s Word

He must be known in Scripture.
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Simona & Angela – Pray for the Pope

Simona & Angela – Pray for the Pope

Grave decisions depend on him.
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Angela – Hard Times Await You

Angela – Hard Times Await You

What saddens me most is that you are not all ready.
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Simona and Angela – Now is the Time to Choose

Simona and Angela – Now is the Time to Choose

Either you are with Christ or you are against Him.
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Simona and Angela – There Will be Days of Darkness

Simona and Angela – There Will be Days of Darkness

The times are short.
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Angela – There is No More Time

Angela – There is No More Time

Please listen to me and stop worrying about unnecessary things.
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Angela – Falling Priests

Angela – Falling Priests

Do not judge; pray for them.
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Angela – You Need Prayer

Angela – You Need Prayer

Do not believe you can solve your problems on your own.
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Simona – Give Everything To Jesus

Simona – Give Everything To Jesus

He will not delay in comforting and embracing you.
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Simona – Mother or Mercy

Simona – Mother or Mercy

Jesus waits with open arms.
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Angela – Pray for the Vicar

Angela – Pray for the Vicar

The Church must face trials and tribulations.
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Angela – Humanity is Thirsting for Justice

Angela – Humanity is Thirsting for Justice

...but increasingly moving away from grace.
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Simona – The World Needs Prayer

Simona – The World Needs Prayer

Only prayer can move mountains.
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Angela – Do Be Not Afraid

Angela – Do Be Not Afraid

I enfold you all with my mantle.
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Simona – I Come to Gather My Army

Simona – I Come to Gather My Army

Be ready, my children, steadfast and strong in faith.
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Simona – I am Gathering My Army

Simona – I am Gathering My Army

Only the Risen Lord Jesus will be able to give you the strength to start again.
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Simona – Be in Constant Prayer, be Flames of Love

Simona – Be in Constant Prayer, be Flames of Love

My children, in these hard times be even more constant in prayer, be flames of love.
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Simona – Time to Decide

Simona – Time to Decide

Our Lady of Zaro, Italy to Simona, February 26th, 2019: My children, do not let yourselves be deceived by the...
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