We know that Mary, our Mother and the Mother of the Church, has appeared at many locations in the recent past. The sharp increase in the number of Marian apparitions is itself a big sign to humankind. Wherever she appeared, Mary’s message was the same. It is a call to repentance. Unless we return to God in a true spirit of prayer, penance and reparation, the days ahead will be difficult. If humanity continues offending the Father, the coming days will be that of suffering and calamities. Mary has nothing else to tell us except a tearful warning about the need to prepare for those days trusting in the strength of prayer.
Though the essence of Marian’s apparitions everywhere is the same, we feel that contemplating her messages given at different locations separately would be more beneficial. This small compilation is an attempt toward this end.
During the six-month period starting 13 May 1917 through 13 October 1917, our Lady appeared to Lucia, Fransesco and Jacinta Fatima. She appeared once again in 1925, this time to Lucia alone. Major messages from our Lady at Fatima were:
Constant prayer is the need of the hour
We should pray the Rosary
Prayers are needed to bring peace to the world.
Many sinners go to hell because there is nobody to pray for them
We should give special attention in praying for the sinners
Acts of reparation are must. They should be offered for the conversion of sinners.
Reparation should be done for the blasphemies and offenses against God.
We should grow in devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The need to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart
The promise that ‘In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph’
Another promise for those who devoutly observe five consecutive first Saturdays was also given at Fatima. Those who go to confession and receive Holy Communion, pray Rosary and spend at least 15 minutes in the company of the Mother meditating on 15 mysteries of the Rosary will be given every grace needed for the salvation of their souls at the hour of their death.
Our Lady taught a special prayer also at Fatima. The prayer, ‘O My Jesus….. ‘ that we recite after each mystery of the Rosary has its origin at Fatima.
In February 1858, Our Lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. Mary was holding a Rosary at that time. Her message was:
‘Penance, penance, penance. Pray for the sinners’. The Blessed Virgin told Bernadetta that she could not be made happy in this world, but promised her happy days beyond this world. Onlookers observed that the face of Bernadette was radiant with joy during the first seven apparitions. But from the eighth onwards her face became sad and it betrayed a certain degree of inexplicable sorrow. Then she started doing incomprehensible things like kissing the dirty land beneath, and putting the mud from there on her face. She started eating bitter leaves. Many thought she has gone out of her senses.
During the sixteenth apparition Our Lady told Bernadetta that she was ‘the Immaculate’.
In a nutshell the Marian message from Lourdes is a call to pray for the conversion of sinners. Equally important is the need to live a life of reparation and offer the sufferings in this world in a spirit of reparation looking forward to our eternal reward in heaven.
The face of the Mother of God who appeared to two shepherd children, Melanie and Maximin in September 1846 was almost always gloomy. She told the children that she had come from heaven to tell them something very important. The gist of the Marian messages at La Salette were:
Unless men return from evil, the hand of my son will fall upon them with all strength. I may not be able to prevent it anymore.
You should pray more. However lengthy your prayers are, it will not be sufficient to pay for what I do for you. Let those who do not find time to pray, at least say an ‘Our Father’ and a ‘Hail Mary’.
You are given six days a week to work. Yet you work on Sundays. Only a few old people come to the church during summer.
It is commonplace to take the name of the Lord in vain. Irreverently using the name of the Lord, and not glorifying Him, and ignoring the Sabbath will bring punishment.
You run to the meat shop like dogs during Lent!
When crops fail, know that it is because of your own transgressions.
You should tell these things to others.
Apart from these messages to be shared publicly, Melanie and Maximin were given a secret message too. Of this the message given to Melanie was made public in 1879. It contains the following:
Rome will lose faith and it will become the seat of Antichrist.
Church will be eclipsed.
Woe to those authorities in the Church who run for money.
Priests have become a cesspool of impurity because of their own evil deeds.
There is nobody to pray for mercy from God. The wrath of God is imminent. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth.
Because Italy has rejected the yoke of the Lord, that country will be punished.
Wars and much bloodshed is going to happen. Churches will be locked down and defiled. Persecution and cruel death await those priests and faithful who hold on to the true faith.
A great apostasy in the Church. Many, including bishops, will reject the faith.
Thousands of demons will be released from hell.
Obscene books will be freely available.
Demonic spirits will get power over the elements. They will carry men from one place to another.
Evil spirits will do many wonders.
God will forget Italy and France for a while because they have forgotten the gospel of my son.
These are messages given to Sr Agnes Sasagawa of Akita, Japan during the Marian apparition on 6 June 1973.
Do acts of prayer, penance and brave acts of mortification so as to prevent the wrath of God.
On the anniversary of Fatima apparition ( October 13) of that year the Blessed Virgin said:
Unless humanity converts, terrible chastisement will befall us. The chastisement will be a great one and more terrible than the deluge.
Fire will come down from heaven and a large part of humanity will be destroyed. Both the just as well as the evil will have to suffer. Both the clergy and laity will be punished alike.
Those days, you will envy the dead. Then the only weapons that will come to your help will be the Rosary and the sign left by my son.
Pray for the Pope and Bishops. The Devil will infiltrate the Church. Cardinal will turn against Cardinal and Bishop against Bishop.
Those priests who are devout to the Mother of God will be mocked and opposed by their colleagues.
Churches and altars will be defiled or left to impurity.
Many in the Church will agree for any kind of compromise. Many will leave their vocation. Evil forces will attack the consecrated.
I weep because of the number of souls being lost. If sin increases any more, there will not be forgiveness.
After giving these messages to the world, Sr Agnes Sasagawa returned to the enclosure of her convent and continued a life of prayer. She broke her silence after 46 years. It was on 6 October 2019 – when the Synod was in session at the Vatican- that she shared the message received from heaven.
‘Put on ash and pray. Pray a Rosary of reparation every day. You should become like a child. You should also do acts of mortification every day’.
Major points of the message given by the Blessed Virgin directly and through St Michael the Archangel during 1961-1965 to Conchita and her three friends.
Pray for the priests. Many Cardinals, Bishops and Priests are on the way to perdition. They take with them many faithful also. If the priests do not perform their responsibilities sincerely, many souls will be lost.
Already the cup of Divine wrath is being filled.
Pray for sinners
The Eucharist is not given due reverence.
Ask forgiveness from God, Do works of penance, meditating upon the passion of Jesus.
Our Mother promised a big miracle also that should take place at Garabandal. It will be an occasion for the conversion of many. The miracle will occur on a Thursday at 8.30 pm local time. This day will be the feast of a saint who was zealously devout to the Blessed Sacrament. It will also be a day when an important incident will happen in the Church. Conchita will reveal the date of this miracle eight days in advance.
After this miracle a permanent sign will appear at the pines there. Though it can be photographed, it cannot be touched.
A great warning will occur before this miracle. During this miracle the state of our souls will be laid bare before us. It will be a chance to repent and return to God. This warning will happen at a time when everything will be in disorder. The miracle will happen within one year from the great warning.
If men do not repent and convert, terrible chastisement will follow.
The Blessed Virgin has been giving messages to six children at Medjugorje since 1981. Each was given ten secrets to be revealed to the public in future. These secrets contain details about the great chastisement that will happen unless humanity repents and returns to God. The children were told that the fulfillment of the prophecies contained in these secrets will happen during their lifetime itself
These are the five things that the Holy Mother wanted from us.
3. Regularly attending Holy Mass
4. Regular reading of the Holy Bible.
5. Frequent confession.
The Virgin calles on us to pray for the family, the youth, priests, non-believers, the sick and the poor souls in purgatory.
OUR LADY OF GOOD SUCCESS
In 1610, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Mother Mariana of Quito in Ecuador. The messages given there were important and more relevant today.
Starting by the end of the nineteenth century through the initial years of the twentieth century many heresies will spread in the Church.
Many will reject faith.
Innocence will be lost from children
An ocean of impurity will envelop the world.
Priesthood will have to face great challenges. Vocations will be lost.
Priests will become indifferent towards their ministry.
Shortage of good bishops to lead the priests will be felt.
Many priests will fall in sins of the flesh.
Sacraments like Holy Mass and Anointing the sick will become rare.
Many will have to die without getting the last sacraments
Only a little flock will remain firm in faith. Others will persecute them cruelly.
As for you, become a victim soul and do works of penance.
MARIA ROSA MYSTICA
The gist of messages given by Our Lady to Pierina Gilli of Montichiari in Italy starting 1947 was a call to the sanctification of priests and the consecrated. She told Pierina that the first sword that pierced her heart was those vocations lost, second being priests and the consecrated living in mortal sin. When they betray the Church like Jude Iscariot, it becomes a third sword that pierces her heart.
As remedy, the Blessed Mother suggested prayer, penance, and reparation. The Blessed Virgin attaches high importance to the holiness of priests. She said that unless humanity converts, it will not be possible to prevent the hand of Divine justice any further. She told us to observe an ‘Hour of Grace’ on December 8 every year and reminded that at this hour many will get the grace to convert.
What is common to all the apparitions and messages of the Blessed Virgin is a call to repentance and conversion. Equally important is the need for a holy life, prayer, penance and reparation. Unless the world converts, great sufferings and calamities will follow. To overcome them, prayer, fasting, mortification and acts of reparation will help us, reminds Our Lady.
Now we are living those days prophesied by our Mother years and centuries ago. Let us follow our Mother in a spirit of true conversion in the hope that our Lord will bring us everlasting joy.
“For as it was your mind to go astray from God: so, being returned, seek him ten times more. For he that hath brought these plagues upon you shall bring you everlasting joy with your salvation” ( Baruch 4:28—29).