Introduction of Booklet by: Franz
Sepeckbacher, Author of Booklet
Dear Readers, Our dear
Mother of God has been appearing in Montichiari-Fontanelle (Italy)
since 1947, at a time when Faith is diminishing more and more, and sins
are on the increase at a most alarming speed.
If you ever visited one
the great places of pilgrimage, you will no doubt have returned from it
firmly convinced that you visited a place where Heaven touches Earth.
The many obvious favours received in answer to one's prayers
indirect proof that the apparitions and revelations are genuine.
Perach, on the Feast of
Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, Mary the Mother of God, December 8,
Lady at Montichiari
In the little town of
Montichiari, not far from the picturesque Lake Garda, which sit
surrounded by mountains live 14,000 people. The town is situated at the
edge of these clear mountains from which it drives its name,
and close to the City of Brescia in the province of Lombardy, Northern
Italy. It is from this podium that our Heavenly Mother requested on
December 8, 1947, that H.H. Pius XII be notified of Her request that an
Hour of Grace be observed every December 8th henceforth.
Spring of 1947
the Spring of 1947,
whilst praying in the chapel of the local hospital in Montichiari,
nurse Pierina Gilli had an unforgettable experience. Mary, the Mother
of God, appeared to her in a wonderful vision and magnificent light, as
the exalted Lady, dressed in mauve, very sad and with tears in Her
eyes. Pierina noticed that Her heart was pierced by three swords; The
first sword means: the unworthy celebration of Holy Mass and Communion
unworthly received; the meaning of the second sword is: being
unfaithful to, and giving up, the vocation as a priest or a religious;
and the third sword means: betrayal of the Faith. Our Lady asked for Prayer,
Sacrifice, and Penance. These were Her only words.
13th July, 1947
Lady appeared to Pierina in
a white dress. She was adorned with three beautiful roses:white, red
and yellow, which Pierina was allowed to see in place of the three
swords. The white rose represented the spirit of prayer, the red one
represented the spirit of sacrifice, and the yellow rose the spirit of
penance and conversion. Pierina had not yet recognized the Mother of
God, and she asked the apparition therefore: Please tell me, who
are you?. In reply to this question She smiled and said: I am
the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all of you. Our Lord sends me to
bring a new Marian Devotion to all religious orders and institutes,
male and female, and to the priests of this world. I promise to protect
those religious orders and institutes who will venerate me in this
special way, increase their vocations, and achieve a greater striving
for saintliness among the servants of God.
I wish that the 13th of
each month be celebrated as a Marian Day. Special prayers are to be
said during the proceeding twelve days. With an expression of great
joy, She continued: On this day I shall pour out vocational
holiness and abundant graces on those religious orders and spiritual
institutes who have honoured me especially.
I wish that the 13th July
be celebrated each year in honour of the Rosa Mystica (the
asked whether a
miracle would follow. Our Lady replied: The most evident miracle
will be this: Those who have given their souls to God - the religious
who, for a long time now, have become indifferent thus betraying their
vocation and as a result of their offenses have brought about the
punishments and persecutions which are raging against the Church at the
present time - will stop to offend Our Lord. They will again lead a
life according to the original spirit of their saintly founders.
The seer, Pierina, interpreted the words Mystical Rose as
follows: "Mary is the master teacher of the innermost, mystical life
and the Mother of the mystical body of Christ; in other words: She is
the Mother of the Church."
Pierina was magnificently confirmed by Pope Paul VI in his final speech
during the third meeting of the council, on 21st November, l964.
Irrespective of the presence of observers from the separated Churches,
he declared Mary as the Mother of the Church; finally, he let his heart
speak out and said: We want that, in the future, the Most Blessed
Virgin is still more honoured under this title, and called by this
lovely title by the christian people. This short, yet spiritually
deep declaration, by the supreme office of our Church guarantees that
we cannot go wrong, but can only feel once more re-assured when we
venerate Mary calling Her by the title ROSA MYSTICA.
saw Our Lady again
in the chapel of the hospital, in the presence of many staff members,
doctors, and people from the town. This time, Our Lady requested that
the desired devotion be realized, and said: I have placed myself as
the mediatrix between my Divine son and mankind, especially for the
soul consecrated to God. Tired of the continuous offenses, He already
wanted to dispense His justice.
thanked Our Lady in
the name of all present. Our Lady finished Her dialogue with the words;
Live out of love!
16th November, 1947
Lady appeared in the
Basilica of Montichiari in the presence of some people. Among them were
several priests. Pierina heard the words: Our Lord can no longer
watch the many grievous sins against purity. He wants to send a flood
of punishments. I have interceded that He may be merciful once more!
Therefore, I ask for prayer and penance to atone for these sins.
Pierina replied to Our Lady's request with a willing "Yes". The
Virgin added: I lovingly ask the priest to express their great love
and stop the people from committing those sins. Whoever will atone for
those sins, will receive my blessing and graces. In reply the
seer's question whether we may hope for forgiveness, Our Lady
as long as these sins are no longer committed. With these words
Lady appeared once more to
Pierina in the Basilica of Montichiari in the presence of several
people, and demanded that the seer make four times the Sign of the
Cross with her tongue on the tiles in the center of the church. Our
Lady then descended onto the spot and said: I descend on this place,
for many great conversions will happen here. And in a sad voice
continued: The Christians of your
Italian nation belong to those
who offend most my Divine Son Jesus through their sins of unchastity.
Our Lord demands, therefore, PRAYER, GENEROUS SACRIFICES, AND PENANCE.
asked: "What do we
have to do to fulfill your demands for prayer and penance?" Our Lady
replied full of tenderness: Prayer.
After a short, silent
pause, She explained: Penance means
to accept every day all the
little crosses and the duties too, in the spirit of penance.
solemnly: On the 8th December, at
noon, I shall appear again here in
the Basilica. IT WILL BE THE HOUR OF GRACE.
explain to me the meaning of Hour of Grace".
This Hour of Grace will
produce great and numerous conversions. Hardened and cold hearts
resembling this marble will be touched by divine Grace, and they will
become faithful to Our Lord in loyal love.
was the only time that
Our Lady announced Her next appearance. All other apparitions came
Blessed Virgin appeared
once more at the Basilica of Montichiari Three people were present
including the father confessor of the seer. Our Lady, the Mystical
Rose, wore a white cloak which was held by a boy at the right-hand
side, and by a girl on the left-hand side.
Lady said: And with an ever
sweeter voice She went on: I shall
show my heart tomorrow of which the people know so little. In Fatima I
asked that the devotion to my heart be spread.I wanted to bring my
Christian families in Bonate: (near Bergamo, Italy) and after a
brief pause She added: Here, in Montichiari, I wish to be venerated
as already indicated so
often, together with the devotion to my heart which must be specially
practiced in religious institutes so that they may obtain more graces
through my motherly heart.
Lady then confided a
secret to Pierina with the promise that She would tell her the time for
the secret to be made public. Pierina also wanted to know who the
children were. Our Lady replied: Jacinta
and Francisco; they will
help you in your trials and suffering. They too, suffered. I wish from
you the simplicity and goodness of these two children.
Lady then spread out Her
arms as a sign of Her protection, lifted Her eyes to Heaven and
disappeared with the words: Praised
be the Lord!
8th December, 1947.
this great feast
countless priests were present. It was only with a great deal of effort
that Pierina was able to get into the Basilica. She knelt in the center
of the church, just where the other apparitions had taken place. During
the recitation of the Holy Rosary, Pierina called out: "O, Our Lady!"
silence ensued! Our
Lady appeared on a large white staircase, decorated with a white, red
and yellow rose. She said with a smile: I am the Immaculate
Conception. And descending several steps with great majesty She
continued: I am Mary, full of grace, Mother of My Divine Son Jesus
Christ. Descending even more, She said: Through my coming to
Montichiari, I which to be known as the
It is my wish that every
year, on 8th December, at noon, the
HOUR OF GRACE FOR
be celebrated . Many divine
and bodily graces will be received through this devotion.
Our Lord, my Divine Son
Jesus, will send His overflowing mercy if good people will pray
continuously for their sinful brother.
One should very soon
notify the Holy Father of the Church, Pope Pius XII, that it is my wish
that the HOUR OF GRACE FOR THE WORLD be made known and spread
throughout the world. If anyone is unable to visit his church, yet will
pray at noon at home, he will also receive graces through me. Whoever
prays on these tiles and weeps tears of penance, will find a secure
heavenly ladder and receive protection and grace through my motherly
Our Lady showed
Pierina her heart and said: Look at
this heart which loves mankind
so very much, but most people only shower offenses upon it. If the good
and the bad unite in prayer they will obtain mercy and peace through
this heart. The Lord is still protecting the good and is holding back a
great punishment because of my intercession. Our Lady smiled again
and went on: Soon one will recognize the greatness of this Hour of
Pierina saw that Our
Lady was going to depart, she said: "Dear Lady, I thank you! Bless my
homeland Italy and the whole world, but especially the Holy Father, the
priests, the religious, and the sinners."
Lady replied: I have
already prepared a flood of graces for all the children who listen to
my words and keep them in their hearts. She assured Pierina that
she would return at a suitable time when the Secret entrusted to her,
would be made public through the Ecclesiastical authority. Our Lady
then said 'good-bye'. Pierina withdrew to a convent
where, hidden from
the world, she served in the kitchen and where she waited in silence
for the hour which, as promised, came after 19 years, on White
Sunday (Sunday after Easter), 17th April, 1966, in Fontanelle, a
settlement of only a few houses spread around and situated about 2-3 km
outside Montichiari. Our Blessed Lady kept her promise.
Sunday, 17th April, 1966.
Most Blessed Virgin said:
My Divine Son is total
love, and he is sending me to give miraculous powers to this spring.
As a sign of penance and purification kiss the top step. Steps made
of stone led down from the path to the spring.
descend a few steps
and kiss the stone again. Our Lady followed the seer. Now,
for a third time, kiss the bottom step and have a crucifix placed
With Her left hand Our Lady indicated the spot. The sick and all my
children must kiss the crucifix and ask my Divine Son for forgiveness
before they take the water, or drink from it.
Lady approached the
spring and said: Take mud into your
hands. Wash yourself with
water! This is to teach the sinners that sin makes the soul dirty, yet
the soul will be cleansed again through the water of grace. Thus, the
sinner will once more be pleasing to God. What a clear symbol of the
sacramental grace of God!
Lady bowed down and
touched the water of the spring in two places. She added the following
words: The wishes expressed by my
Son Jesus in 1947, are to made
known to all my children. Then I gave you His messages and mine in the
Basilica (Montichiari). It is my wish, and I repeat: the sick should
come to this miraculous spring and many of my children should come with
13th May, Our Lady's
anniversary of Her apparition at Fatima, Our Lady brought great joy to
Pierina when She appeared once again at the spring, in the presence of
about 20 people. It was 11:40 a.m. Our Lady said amongst other things:
One should make known my
appearance at this spring. My Divine Son is all love. The world is
walking the road to perdition. Once again I have been able to obtain
mercy, and Jesus has sent me, therefore, again to Montichiari to bring
you the grace of His love... It requires PRAYER, SACRIFICE AND PENANCE
in order to save mankind.
Lady, pointing to the
water at Her right-hand side which She had touched on 17th April, 1966,
said: It is my wish that a
comfortable basin is built here, in
order to immerse the sick in the water... The other part of the spring
(She pointed to Her left-hand side) is to be used for drinking.
wanted to know from
the Blessed Virgin what to call the spring. Thereupon Our Lady replied:
THE SPRING OF GRACE
in reply to a further
question: "What is your name?", Pierina was told:
these words, the Mother of
God spread out Her arms, spread open Her wide cloak, and said with a
smile: I have come to bring love,
unity and peace to the souls of
my children. I ask you, do not throw any mud on the love for your
seer questioned the
meaning of the wide cloak. Our lady answered: This is the meaning
of my love which embraces the whole of mankind.
asked: "What would
you like us to do here at Fontanelle? Our Lady replied: Do acts of
charity for the sick who will come here.
Feast of Corpus Christi, 9th June, 1966
100 people were present
at the spring on this Day of Obligation. Pierina came to the Shrine
after 3 p.m. and asked all those present to recite the Holy Rosary.
Suddenly, in the middle of the recitation, Pierina called out: "Look up
to the sky!" This time, Our Lady appeared five to six metres above the
spring over a wheat field. Those present noticed that, in the direction
of the seer's eyes, Our Lady seemed to touch the ears of the
Her feet. Our Lady said: My Divine
Son Jesus Christ has sent me
here today, on the Feast of the Body of Our Lord, on the Feast of Unity
and Love. Spreading out Her hand She continued: I should like
very much that this wheat be transformed into the Eucharistic bread,
into countless penitential communions.. Majestically, lifting
eyes to Heaven, Our Lady went on: It
is my wish that the Hosts made
of this wheat, be taken to Rome, and to Fatima for the 13th October.
asked: "Should all
this wheat be used for it?"
Lady replied: May
noble hearts fulfill my wish. I wish that a chapel be built here with a
statue facing the spring.
said: "Dear Blessed
Virgin, I do not understand."
Lady showed her an image
and said: The statue is to be
carried here in a procession on 13th
October, but prior to it, it is my wish that the people of Montichiari
consecrate themselves to my heart. Montichiari is the place which my
Divine Son has chosen for me to distribute His graces.
saw that Our Lady
was going to leave, so she asked Her to stay a little longer. Our Lady
lingered, and Pierina was allowed to commend several petitions and to
request Our Lady's blessing for the priests, the faithful, and
Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 6th August, 1966
came to the spring at
about 2:30 p.m. About 200 people had gathered there. At 3p.m. the seer
asked all to recite the Holy Rosary. During the fourth mystery she
stopped, and called out: "Our Lady is here." Everyone was silent, and
they all listened with emotion to the dialogue with Heaven.
Mother of God said: My
Divine Son Jesus has sent me again, in order to request the
WORLD LEAGUE OF
and this is to be done on
13th October. This Day of Penitential Communion should be spread
throughout the world. It is to be held first in 1966, and them to be
repeated every year. Those priests and faithful who will spread this
devotion, will be given the wealth of my graces.
inquired again about
the wheat. Our Lady instructed her: One
should take this wheat to
my beloved Son Pope Paul VI with the instruction that it has been
blessed by Our Presence. It is the wheat of his homeland, of Brescia,
of Montichiari. Tell him the wishes of my Divine Son... also those
wanted to know what
to do with the remaining wheat.
Lady answered: Have
small bread rolls baked of the remaining wheat. These rolls are to be
distributed here at Fontanelle on certain days in memory of my coming.
This is to be the sign of gratitude of my sons, who till the soil.
After my ascension into Heaven I have always acted as Mediatrix between
my Son Jesus and the whole of mankind. How many graces I have been able
to obtain in all these centuries! How may graces were shown. How much
punishment was prevented. How many dialogues did I hold with souls. How
often have I visited earth to bring my messages to the people, but
people continue to offend Our Lord. I have chosen this place of
Montichiari because there is still the humility of poor Bethlehem among
my sons who till the soil. Furthermore, this place, where so many
prayers are said continuously, will be transformed into a source of
After these revelations
Our Lady, Pierina withdrew once more into a life of peaceful
retirement. In addition, the bishop ordered her to remain absolutely
silent. Pierina obeyed the bishop's order.
The things that are
forbidden are very tempting, and very soon the message of the
apparition of Our Lady spread around the world drawing floods of
pilgrims to Montichiari.
June 18, 2003
just read the following
CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul on Wednesday accepted the resignation
in unusually fast time of an American bishop [Thomas O'Brien, Phoenix,
Arizona], who was arrested on hit-and-run charges and is embroiled in a
child abuse scandal.
This is precisely the
which our Heavenly Mother, manifesting Herself as Rosa Mystica, came to
help prevent. As usual - She was ignored. As usual, the price to be
paid will continue to increase.
read on and see what little She
asked for, and yet, it was not done.
Added on March 20th, 2002
February 18th, 2002, we received a copy of an e-mail regarding the
veracity of the Message of La Salette. We deem the issue serious enough
as to address it through this Note posted within The M+G+R Foundation
Domain. The key portions of the e-mail follow:
This message is
to you as you have a file or files
on your site which promotes or supports the false message that the
Blessed Virgin Mary spoke at La Salette the words to Melanie Calvat:
«ROME WILL LOOSE THE FAITH AND BECOME THE SEAT OF
I urge you to
ponder the measures you ought take to
mitigate the damage caused by your stand on this matter.
M+G+R Foundation Comments: We are quite familiar with the concerted
effort being made to discredit the Message of
the Messages through Montechiari and Fontanelle [Rosa Mystica] and the Messages of Garabandal.
All three contain severe, and very accurate,
of the members of the Clergy and Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic
other behavior should we expect from men, and the supporters of those
men, who have placed their ecclesiastical position and related comforts
and benefits ahead of the well being of the flock - most specially the
most vulnerable members of the flock: the children?
in his right mind would expect, say, Cardinal Law or Cardinal Egan, to
endorse a Message from God, through His Mother, criticizing the
debauchery of the clergy and their cover-up by the Hierarchy? Even the
late Cardinal Spellman tried to torpedo the efforts of the Blue Army of
Fatima but could not.
M+G+R Foundation will not dignify such allegations against the Message of La Salette
with an open debate. This issue will be laid to rest, once and for all,
by the following statement from Miguel
Even if Melanie Calvat would rise from the dead and
state that she invented the statement: «ROME WILL LOOSE THE
AND BECOME THE SEAT OF ANTICHRIST», I, Miguel de Portugal,
Grace of God and in His Name, proclaim from, and to, the four corners
of the world that
HAS LOST THE FAITH AND WILL SOON BECOME THE SEAT OF ANTICHRIST.»
addition, regarding the statement about the mitigation of "...the
damage caused by The M+G+R Foundation's stand on this matter." I
pronounce, once more, that, compared with the upcoming Canonization of Mr. Escriva,
any error that may inadvertently appear in the Domain of The M+G+R
Foundation is minor when compared with the blasphemy of such perverted canonization.
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