THE HISTORY OF APPARITIONS
MARY APPEARS AS “ROSA MYSTICA” IN MONTICHIARI AND FONTANELLE
Beginning of the apparitions in Montichiari in 1947
Montichiari with its suburb Fontanelle is a small town in Northern
Italy, twenty kilometres from Brescia, the bishop’s town. It is
situated in front of the Italian Alps in the fertile plain of the
river Po. The name means in English, ‘Bright Mountains’. On a hill
lies the old castle of St. Mary and the venerable Church of San
In the little town of Montichiari, not far from the picturesque Lake
Garda, which is surrounded by mountains, live 14,000 people. The
town is situated at the edge of these “clear mountains” from which
it derives its name, and close to the City of Brescia which is the
Bishop’s town in the province of Lombardy, Northern Italy
In 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 that fell to the floor. Pierina
noticed that Her heart was pierced by three swords; the first sword
means: the unworthy celebration of Holy Mass and Communion
unworthily 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
Our 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 recognised 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 Mystical Rose)”. Pierina 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 offences 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”. With these words the conversation ended. Now Our Lady
explained to Pierina the meaning of the three swords and the three
roses. A moving explanation which is to be taken quite seriously.
The first sword means loss of the vocation as a priest or a monk.
The second sword means priests, monks, and nuns who live in deadly
The third sword means priests and monks who commit the treason of
Judas. While giving up their vocation, they often lose also their
faith, their eternal beatitude, and become enemies of the Church.
The white rose means the spirit of prayer.
The red rose means the spirit of expiation and sacrifice.
The yellow or gold rose means the spirit of penitence.
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”. This interpretation by Pierina was
magnificently confirmed by Pope Paul VI in his final speech during
the third meeting of the Council, on 21st November, 1964.
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
Third Apparition on 22nd October, 1947.
Pierina 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 realised,
and said: “I have placed myself as the mediatrix between my Divine
Son and mankind, especially for the souls consecrated to God. Tired
of the continuous offences, He already wanted to dispense His
justice”. Pierina thanked Our Lady in the name of all present. Our
Lady finished Her dialogue with the words: “Live out of love for -
Fourth Apparition on 16th November, 1947.
Our 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 Blessed Virgin added: “I lovingly
ask the priests 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 to the seer’s question
whether we may hope for forgiveness, Our Lady said: “Yes, as long as
these sins are no longer committed”. With these words She went away.
Fifth Apparition on 22nd November, 1947.
Our 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 centre 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 She 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”.
Pierina asked: “What do we have to do to fulfil 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”. Thereupon She promised solemnly: “On the 8th December,
at noon, I shall appear again here in the Basilica. IT WILL BE THE
HOUR OF GRACE”.
Pierina asked: “Please 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”. This was the only time that Our Lady had announced
Her next appearance. All other apparitions came unannounced.
Sixth Apparition on 7th December 1947.
Our 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-
Our Lady said: “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”. And with an even sweeter voice She went on: “I wanted to
bring my heart into Christian families in Bonate” (near Bergamo,
Italy) and after a brief pause She added: “Here, in Montichiari, I
wish to be venerated as the Rosa Mystica as already indicated so
often, together with the devotion to my heart which must be
specially practised in religious institutes so that they may obtain
more graces through my motherly heart”.
Our 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”. Our 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!”
Seventh Apparition on 8th December 1947.
On 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 centre of the church, just where the
other apparitions had taken place. During the recitation of the Holy
Rosary, Pierina called out: “O, Our Lady!”
Great silence ensued! Our Lady appeared on a large white staircase,
decorated with white, red and yellow roses. She said with a smile:
“I am the Immaculate Conception”. And “I am Mary, full of grace,
Mother of My Divine Son Jesus Christ”. Descending even more, She
said: “Through my coming to Montichiari, I wish to be know as the
ROSA MYSTICA It is my wish that every year, on 8th December, at
noon, the HOUR OF GRACE FOR THE WORLD 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 brothers.
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 heart”.
Then Our Lady showed Pierina her heart and said: “Look at this heart
which loves mankind so very much, but most people only shower
offences 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 recognise the greatness of this Hour of Grace”. When 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”.
Our 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.
Miraculous Healing During this Apparition
Parents brought in the church a boy of about five or six years who
was suffering from polio and could not stand or walk. Other parents
brought their daughter, about twenty-six years old, who suffered
since she was twelve years old from severe tuberculosis. She had not
been able to utter a single word for the last nine years. In the
same moment both were completely healed. The girl who had not been
able to speak a word for the past nine years now sang with a full
voice a song of praise. Since then she has been able to sing and
speak without any difficulty.
The parents of the boy carried him in their arms into the church,
now he could stand and walk. Later on he was shown in public from a
balcony to the rejoicing crowd in the big square in front of the
church. The whole crowd was deeply stirred when they saw the child
jump up and down. He declared, “I have seen Our Lady in the church
and she smiled at me benevolently”. Since that time both have been
in good health. The boy married some years ago and the girl has
become a pious God-fearing nun who is living only to expiate for the
religious orders and priests.
A Third Miracle
The third miracle happened during the time of the appearance of Our
Lady, not in the church of Montichiari, but in a private home of the
town. A girl of about thirty-six years was healed at home during the
time of the apparition. From childhood on she was not normal but
also not completely mentally disturbed. She could not speak, but the
worst thing was that she had no control over her bodily functions.
Her sister-in-law had to stay with her at home while her father went
to the cathedral to the anticipated appearance of Our Lady. Her
sister-in-law prayed the holy Rosary at the time of the appearance
and exclaimed spontaneously, “Our dear Lady, if you are really
present in the Church of Montichiari, please heal this poor sick
girl!” In the same moment the sick person was healed completely. She
was healed forever! Loud and full of joy she prayed with her
sister-in-law the holy Rosary to the end. When the father came home
from the church, he was astonished and full of joy upon seeing his
This miracle especially caused a sensation and was later on declared
to be the most important one by several physicians. As in this case,
any mass suggestion had to be excluded. The healing was lasting. The
girl died some years later, but one of her brothers is still alive
and can witness to all this.
SECOND PHASE OF THE APPARITIONS IN FONTANELLE
By order of the Reverend Bishop of the diocese of Brescia,
Monsignore Giacinto Tredici, Pierina spent several years in Brescia
helping in a convent. The respected Father Giustino Carpin, who
lived in the Franciscan monastery there, became her confessor and is
still her spiritual director. In 1966 a new and second phase of the
apparitions of St. Mary began. In February, 1966, Pierina was
praying in her room in front of the altar of Our Lady when she had
the great joy of seeing the Madonna again. Our Lady gave her
consolation, a new courage, and predicted that there would be a new
apparition at Fontanelle on the following Sunday after Easter, April
Fontanelle is a part of Montichiari, some kilometres away from the
church. Pierina had spent her childhood nearby, and so she knew
Fontanelle very well. In Fontanelle there is a well and an old
staircase that leads down to it. The Bishop of Brescia was informed
about the predicted apparition of St. Mary in Fontanelle. He ordered
Pierina to speak to nobody about it. Accompanied only by a
girl-friend, she went to Fontanelle.
First Apparition in Fontanelle
First Apparition: White Sunday 17th April 1966.
On the Sunday after Easter, April 17, 1966, Pierina went up and down
on the path above the well and prayed the Holy Rosary. About noon,
after the Angelus, the dear Mother of the Lord appeared to her and
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 lead down from
the path to the spring. “Then descend a few steps and kiss the stone
Our Lady followed the seer. “Now, for a third time, kiss the bottom
step and have a crucifix placed there”. 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”. Our 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! Our 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 be made known to
all my children. Then I gave you His messages and mine in the
It is my wish, and I repeat: the sick should come to this miraculous
spring and many of my children should come with them”. I wish you
further to tell the faithful they have first to go to the church and
adore my Divine Son Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Afterwards they are to come here. First they are to give thanks to
the Lord who is so benignant and merciful, and who gave so much love
and grace to Montichiari”. With these words she rose in the air,
opened her arms and her cloak, which filled an immense space in the
universe. From her arm hung a white Rosary. Below on the right side
of her cloak one could see the Church of Montichiari where the
apparitions in 1947 had occurred. On the right side of the cloak one
saw also the ‘Castle of St. Mary’, a castle built in the Middle Ages
on a hill near Montichiari.
This castle has now become by Divine Providence a centre and home
for the sick, the suffering, and old people. Sometime ago it was for
sale and an interested party wanted to transform it into an evil
nightclub. When the parish priest of Montichiari learned about these
plans, he tried to check then by all means. People prayed a lot,
especially to the ‘Rosa Mystica’. The idea of buying the castle for
the purpose of charity was an inspiration from heaven. For this idea
a well known apostle of charity, who had already founded several
homes for the sick, the suffering, and old people in Italy, was
found. It was Monsignore Luigi Novarese. He purchased the castle and
transformed it into a home with a house-chapel for old and sick
priests. The parish priest of Montichiari, Monsignore Rossi, invited
also the Bishop of Fatima, Monsignore Joao Pereira Venancio, for the
solemn inauguration. The bishop was immensely interested in the
apparition of the ‘Rosa Mystica’. Some priests were already spending
their last years in the castle of St. Mary. Sometimes retreats are
held for the movement of Monsignore Luigi Novarese. The former
parish priest of Montichiari (1945-1971), Monsignore Abate Francesco
Rossi, declared, “For me this is a visible and very great miracle of
the ‘Rosa Mystica’, because the old Castle of St. Mary has now
become a place of prayer, penitence and love, instead of a place of
On the left side, under the cloak of the Virgin, which seemed
immensely wide, Pierina saw a large complex of buildings. These were
the future Homes of Charity, which will be erected around the
fountain. The Mother of God said, “I wish and repeat that the sick
and all my children are to come here to the ‘spring of grace’”. With
a wonderful smile she disappeared towards heaven. During this first
apparition in Fontanelle, some children were playing near the well
who later said at home, “Pierina Gilli has seen the Madonna near the
Second Apparition: 13th May, 1966
On 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 11.40am. 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”.
Our 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”. Pierina wanted to know from the Blessed
Virgin what to call the spring. Thereupon Our Lady replied: “THE
SPRING OF GRACE” And in reply to a further question: “What is your
name?” Pierina was told: “ROSA MYSTICA” At 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 fellow-man”. The seer questioned the meaning of the wide
cloak. Our Lady answered: “This is the meaning of my love which
embraces the whole of mankind”. Pierina 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”.
Third Apparition: The Feast of Corpus Christi, 9th June, 1966.
About 100 people were present at the spring on this Day of
Obligation. Pierina came to the Shrine after 3pm 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 wheat with 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 Her 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”.
Pierina asked: “Should all this wheat be used for it?”
Our Lady replied: “May noble hearts fulfil my wish…. I wish that a
chapel be built here with a statue facing the spring”.
Pierina said: “Dear Blessed Virgin, I do not understand”.
Our 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”.
Pierina 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 the sick.
When Pieirina asked whether she would come again, the Virgin
remained silent, but in parting She said with great love: “I shall
always be with you!”
Fourth Apparition: The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 6th
Pierina came to the spring at about 2.30pm. About 200 people had
gathered there. At 3pm 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.
The Mother of God said: “My Divine Son Jesus has sent me again, in
order to request the WORLD LEAGUE OF PENITENTIAL COMMUNION 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 then to be repeated every year. Those priests and faithful
who will spread this devotion, will be given the wealth of my
Pierina enquired 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 concerning Fatima”.
Pierina wanted to know what to do with the remaining wheat.
Our 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 many 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 rich
Pierina recommended to Our Lady the priests, religious mothers with
children who were present, and all those who work for her in this
cause, that the Blessed Virgin might fulfil their wishes. She
recommended to her also all who venerate and love her in a special
way. Then she asked where the roof for the spring should be built.
The answer was. “Some yards away from the well”.
Pierina asked again, “Dear Mother of God, why don’t you perform a
miracle so that people may believe me?”
The answer was, “The people have already confirmed it”. With these
words Our Lady departed towards heaven.
By the way, the wishes of the Mother of God with regard to the wheat
were fulfilled. Part of it was sent to the Holy Father in Rome who
blessed it. Part of it was taken to the then-reigning Bishop of
Fatima, Joao Pereira Venancio, who took it with him to Fatima. The
rest was sent to parishes in Rome and people who had asked for it.
Many hosts were baked and consecrated for Holy Communion of
expiation, especially in Fatima.
From August 6, 1966, until the present day, the dear Mother of
Christ continues to distribute her graces. She disperses them
especially to those persons who have her wishes and messages at
heart and become apostles for their neighbours. Nobody works in vain
for the cause of God and His most Blessed Mother. After these
revelations of 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 and Fontanelle.
October 13, 1969 at Noon
Pierina had an apparition of Our Lady who promised to cover all
those with her mantle who are recommended to her . . . Nobody will
be lost if others sacrifice and pray for them.
February 14, 1970
“Pierina, I come once more and ask for prayer and expiation. So many
souls are in danger of being eternally lost. Sacrifices are needed
to save them . . . In Montichiari I gave my whole love . . . Look,
my love covers the whole world. You, little creature, were the
channel through which I gave my love, and I give it again for souls.
Giving love! Nothing is greater! The love of God and the love of the
neighbour is a prayer that ascends to the Lord! With it we give
ourselves and therefore everything! Suffer for love! Give in secret
and speak by prayer!”
May 19, 1970
This apparition has a special, far-reaching meaning. Our Lady
appeared as usual in her white mantle, her heart adorned with the
three roses – white, red and golden. Over the right arm she is
wearing a big Rosary which does not end in a cross, but in a medal.
Our Lady spreads her arms and shows in the palms of her hands a
round golden medal. With her right hand she shows the picture on the
St Mary, with folded hands on a staircase, her head inclined
slightly to the left. Above her head, three roses, and roses also at
her feet on the staircase. At the right side of Our Lady, the
inscription ‘Rosa’; at the left side, ‘Mystica’. In the palm of her
left hand, Our Lady then showed the reverse side: a round church
with a dome and three big gates. Above is the inscription: ‘Maria
Madre della Chiesa’ which means ‘Mary, Mother of the Church’. “It is
my wish that a medal be struck like the one which I am showing you.
With the inscription on the front: ‘Rosa Mystica’ and on the
reverse, ‘Mary, Mother of the Church’.
Then she went on, “The Lord chose to send me here to Montichiari to
bring the presence of His love, to bring the spring of graces, and
to bring the present of this medal of my motherly love. Look, I have
intervened to spread this medal, the present of universal love. My
children will wear it on their hearts. Everywhere people will wear
this medal . . . I promise my motherly protection and graces to all.
Today the world wants to destroy the love and veneration that human
beings always had or me . . . but the medal of my motherly love is
the sign that my children will always have me with them, the Mother
of the Lord! The Mother of humanity! Look, this is the triumph of
universal love; the blessing of the Lord and my love will always be
with those who resort to me!” January 17, 1971
“People are no longer seeking God! . . . Oh, the Church of my Divine
Son Jesus Christ! . . . What a battle it is fighting! . . .
Therefore I spread my mantle of love over humanity. Prayers of love
and expiation are necessary . . . Humanity is running, running
towards ruin . . . So many souls will be eternally lost . . . Oh,
poor Church of my Divine Son Jesus Christ! . . . Pray, children! Be
penitential! . . . This is the suppliant call of the Mother of the
Daughter! In these times it is necessary to flock together in prayer
and love round the Lord. So many of His children abandon and despise
Him. He needs loyal and strong souls to prove to the world that my
Divine Son Jesus Christ has sacrificed Himself to reveal His Heart
of merciful love. I came to Montichiari to speak about this love of
the Lord, to call souls to the love of God and the love of the
neighbour. This is the message of the Mother of the Lord”.
By order of the bishop, Pierina Gilli has not been allowed to go to
Fontanelle since 1966. In obedience, she acts according to this
interdiction, but Our Lady is not bound by a human interdiction or
to a special place. Pierina reports further apparitions. For
instance, the following: “I was kneeling in prayer before the altar
of the dear Mother of God when my eyes noticed a strong light. I saw
a big staircase like the one I had seen on the festival of the
Immaculate Conception in 1947 in the church of Montichiari when
there were some thousand people present.
At the top of the staircase, a big golden gate opened, flooded with
golden light. Over the staircase was written in big letters of
‘Fiat della Creazinoe’, which means Fiat of the Creation. A little
lower was another writing in shining blood-red:
‘Fiat della Redenzione’, which means Fiat of the Redemption. Again,
a little lower in shining sky blue:
‘Maria della Corredenzione’, which means Mary Co-Redemptrix.
Our Lady was standing on top of the staircase with widespread arms
from which yellow tongues of light fell down on a great crowd of
human beings at the bottom of the staircase. Our Lady herself did
not speak but smiled at me but a wonderful angelic voice said,
“Mary’s Fiat which she spoke to the angel made her Mother of God and
Mother of the whole of humanity. It may be compared with the Fiat of
the creation because by her Fiat she received all graces from God
the Father”. Then Pierina heard an angelic voice singing psalms,
“Mary, Mother of God, Mother of Grace, be glorified by all men and
through all ages!”
Especially stirring is the urgent desire of St. Mary: “Pray the
Rosary!” which she repeated in several apparitions. “My daughter!
Look at the Holy Rosary! All who recite the beads will receive many
graces from me. It is a strong connection to my Heart. It glorifies
the Lord, the King of Heaven and King of the Universe”.
“Tell all who love me that they are to expiate the many offences
which are done to my Divine Son Jesus Christ. Children, love each
other! Love God and love thy neighbour! Make sacrifices of love!
Prayer is love which ascends to heaven!” (La preghiera e amore che
sale al Cielo).
January 17, 1971
“A well prayed Rosary is a bond of intercession, a contemplation of
the mysteries of faith . . . a prayer of the Lord . . . a prayer for
the glorification of the Most Holy Trinity when you pray, ‘Glory be
to the Father’ . . . Tell my children, they must pray the Rosary . .
. it is a ring of faith, which gives light to the prayer. It is a
bond of union, of glory and intercession”.
July 25, 1971
“Pierina, I desire this to be a place of prayer where you shall
invite people to pray the Rosary. It is a prayer that is very
pleasing to the Lord”. New Urgent Requests of St Mary of October 12,
1968 “Tell all my children who have fulfilled my request to make
expiator Communion that I shall give them the superabundance of
graces! Tell all who come to the well which I have blessed to
venerate me there. It is my desire that one prays here the Holy
Rosary. I shall come there myself with the angels of heaven to offer
these prayers to the Lord. So shall many hearts be united in the
same love there . . . heaven and earth! How many graces these
children get! I see everything and I bless everything”.
August 5, 1972
Our Lady speaks as if in great pain, “Times become dark, full of
confusion and horror, but if the people pray and do penance, this
Heart of the Mother will once more get light, love and peace for the
whole world from the Lord, my Divine Son Jesus Christ. The mercy of
the Lord is always provided for in God’s plan of salvation. By now
the time to speak has come. It is the time when men attack the works
of God and also deny that He has chosen me as His Mother. I am the
Mother of the Lord and the Mother of love for all humanity.
Children, love one another with brotherly love and the peace of the
Lord will triumph”.
Important Apparition – July 22, 1973
Pierina Gilli reports, “I was sitting in my small kitchen writing
letters. Outside there was a thunderstorm. Suddenly I noticed a
light in the chapel of the Madonna. First I thought the electricity
had come on again because during the thunderstorm the lights had
gone out. So I went there to switch it off, but what a surprise! Our
Lady was there! What a joy! I thanked her at once for her coming.
She smiled lovingly and said, “Ora e sempre! That means: Now and
always” . She paused “The Lord has sent me to bring His love to
humanity, His mercy, my motherly invitation so that my children may
feel the beating of my Heart. I desire my wishes to be fulfilled.
Fontanelle will be transformed into a lighthouse of prayer – of
I asked, “What prayers and acts of penitence should be
Our Lady answered, “Prayers of Faith,
Prayers of Love, Prayers of Benediction,
Prayers of Petition”.
Smilingly she said, “Pray the Holy Rosary”.
She remained silent for some moments, then went on, “Yes, also at
this place I do desire penance to expiate the sins of men. In this
intention one must go on foot from the bridge to Fontanelle and pray
– pray! I do wish people to begin with this practice at once. Until
now there have been only a few who have done so”.
“I asked Our Lady whether one should go by oneself?”
She answered, “Yes, but also in groups and processions, saying
prayers of penitence”.
I said, “I will tell them”.
Then I took courage and asked, “I have a big question to ask: Our
dear Lady, why did you reveal yourself under the name of ‘Rosa
Mystica’? What meaning has this for the holy Church?”
Smiling she replied, “This is no new devotion. It is connected and
begins with the moment when my Divine Son Jesus became a human
being”. (Pause). “The Fiat of Redemption and the Fiat of my
cooperation is symbolized in the most beautiful flower, (solemnly)
Rosa Mystica. I am the Immaculate Conception – the Mother of our
Lord Jesus – the Mother of Grace – the Mother of the Mystical Body,
Therefore, my Divine Son Jesus Christ sent me in 1947 to Montichiari
where I touched with my feet the floor in the middle of the church
amidst so many of my children . . . that should have revealed that I
am Mary, the Mother of the Mystical Body, the Church . . . that
meant an invitation to all children of the Church to prayer,
penitence and expiation. Dark times of ungodliness were beginning.
Love for the Lord and (Mary is weeping) for his Mother was
diminishing. But, if people listen to this invitation, the graces of
the Lord and His unending mercy towards the Church will let the
‘Rosa Mystica’ blossom again. Montichiari will become the mountain
from which the mystical light will radiate to the whole world. Yes,
that will happen . . .”
LATER APPARITIONS (1974-1976) May 15, 1974
“I was praying the Holy Rosary in my oratory”, reports Pierina Gilli.
“I was oppressed by great anxiety. When at the suggestion of the
Very Rev. Bishop, Monsignor Giacinto Tredeci, I was obliged to spend
several years at a convent in Brescia, I got to know a devout and
good widow who proved very helpful and beneficial to me. She was now
dying and needed much unselfish nursing, day and night. Time after
time I undertook to nurse her and stay with her at night. At this
time too, a serious illness occurred in my own family. As I had to
be busy helping everywhere, my usual prayers and pious devotions
were somewhat neglected. This inner need was worrying me as I said
the Rosary. Suddenly, quite unexpectedly, Our Lady appeared in a
glorious heavenly light, and spoke immediately, “Nothing is lost in
the Heart of my Divine Son Jesus Christ. Works of neighbourly love
are also prayers. Genuine love of one’s neighbour is also true love
of God. If only earth’s children would understand the true love of
God! What peace would prevail on earth if only true love of the
neighbours were practiced! Instead of this, they offend the Lord by
grave sin! Today a time has come when man exalts himself even above
God, and he lives in a pagan and Godless manner. This is the real
evil into which the majority of men have fallen with their erroneous
views, which are broadcast throughout the world. As a result, a
large number of people are lost”. (Our Lady spoke these words with
great sadness). But then the expression of her face changed to one
of great joy, and she continued, “But there are silent and obscure
souls who pray, make sacrifices and atonement; these continue to
call down the mercy of the Lord! I have so often pleaded to bring
the message of love, but people remain deaf to this heartfelt
request of this their Mother”. (A number of private and personal
messages followed at this point). As she left, she said, “In this
chapel where so many prayers are said, and to which so many of my
children come with their troubles and sorrows, I am always close to
them, to grant them the graces of my Divine Son Jesus Christ”. Then
she first folded her hands, raised them towards heaven and gave the
holy blessing in the words, “May our Motherly blessing descend upon
you, upon this house, and upon all objects of devotion . . .Pray,
always pray! Help me to bring others to pray a great deal. I am ever
close to you with my Motherly protection”. (Then she vanished).
June 29, 1974 (Feast of SS. Peter and Paul and Name Day of Pierina
“It was 10 A.M.” reports Pierina Gilli, “and I was saying the Rosary
in my chapel. I was praying primarily for my good benefactor Mary .
. . who had been seriously ill for some months and was in much pain.
Quite unexpectedly, in the midst of my prayer, the Madonna appeared.
What a joy! She immediately took up my thoughts and cares, and said,
before I could say anything myself, “She will soon be with me in
heaven”. She spoke full of joy and kindness, (My good benefactor
died a few days afterwards). “All the offerings and sufferings which
are sanctified by good intentions become again superabundant graces
for the whole world and for the soul itself, a very great reward in
“I then recommended to the Madonna various sick people and many
cares and sorrows which people had entrusted to me. To this she
answered, “I am always very close to you with my motherly love”.
“After this, I said, Dear Lady, on the 13th July, the anniversary of
one of your appearances, many pilgrims will be coming and will want
to hold a service of prayer and atonement in Fontanelle, especially
for priests, religious and good vocations. While I was still
speaking, the Madonna showed me, in a picture there, a vast
concourse of people, and said, “Tell these my children that I love
them dearly and that their prayers and sacrifices of love will be
repaid with superabundant graces even in this life, but, more
especially, they will one day rejoice in heaven when they see these
their offerings of love for the Holy Church shining gloriously
Pierina Gilli continues, “Suddenly an earlier, particularly
impressive appearance of the Madonna flooded into my mind (that of
January 13, 1951). In this she had shown herself in a door-arch,
bathed in a golden light; gleaming inscriptions became visible:
‘Fiat della Creazione’, ‘Fiat della Redenzione’. and ‘Maria della
Corredenzione’. Then I did not only have this glorious sight, but I
had heard a fabulous choir singing. So I asked her “Were they the
heavenly angels? At this, her whole form became majestically
radiant, and she said, “Yes, indeed, they were the holy angels.
Happy is the man who commends himself to his guardian angel, and
follows his intimations. For the guardian angel is always very
concerned for the soul entrusted to his care. When then the soul
receives heavenly bliss as a merited reward, he will fetch her, and
she will be able to join with him and the choirs of heavenly angels
in the joy of the almighty God and Father in heaven”.
“At these words the Madonna’s cloak suddenly opened out and became
immense like the great dome of heaven, just as I had seen it before.
Suddenly I saw tens of thousands of holy angels who enlarged and
formed this cloak. There were small, large and quite powerful
angels, their ranks extending downwards endlessly. They wore
splendid garments, crowns, filets and all possible sorts of symbols.
They broadened and extended the Madonna’s cloak over the immense
dome of heaven. Under them I saw quite close to the holy angels a
great concourse of human beings upon a vast plain.
Among them were bishops, many priests, religious, and many men,
women and children. Many of them, especially one bishop, several
priests and acquaintances I could recognise quite distinctly. Most
of tem were unknown to me”. All together, angels and men, sang in
chorus, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord! Love, honour and glory be His
through endless ages! Mother of God, Mother of Grace, may you, too,
be glorified by heaven and earth”.
Pierina Gilli added, “I do not know how long this majestic vision of
heaven lasted. I was rapt in such a fire of love that I was simply
incapable any longer of thinking or asking anything else. I then
became aware that the Madonna was preparing to depart. I begged her,
as usual, for her blessing. She first raised her hands towards
heaven, solemnly made the sign of the cross with her right hand,
saying, “The blessing of the Lord descend upon you, upon all
children who love me, upon all the objects of devotion which you
have with you, and this blessing, united with my Motherly love,
shall apply also more especially to those people who diligently say
the Holy Rosary, and wear my medal over their hearts”.
“At parting, she said solemnly, “Vive d’amore” i.e. Live entirely of
love – of love of God and of neighbour!” Pierina responded, “O what
will heaven be one day! Lord, I thank you for your abounding love”.
September 8, 1974
“It was towards 1 p.m.”, Pierina Gilli reports, “and I was praying
the Holy Rosary in my chapel. Our Lady appeared quite unexpectedly.
As always she was full of beauty, light and goodness. She said to
me, “I am Mary, the Mother of the Church. For this Church, for the
Holy Father, for the priests and for all the children of the Church.
I beseech prayer, prayer, prayer, so that the true love of the Lord
may return to the hearts of men, true love of neighbour, too,
genuine love of neighbour!” I answered, “Yes, dear Madonna, with
your help I will do what you ask, and spread your message!”
“Suddenly Our Lady showed me the façade of a great church with five
round arches. Upon the middle of the central arch stood something
like a small column or a cross, from the centre of which shining,
glittering rays shone out far into the sky. The central arch
enclosed the nave of the church. On left and right two other arches
enclosed the aisles. Thus the whole constituted a church of five
naves. I then perceived the exterior and chief façade of this church
into which five doors gave entrance. Then I saw inside the church.
It was full of people, of all colours and races, white, black,
yellow etc. When I asked the Madonna, “Please dear Lady, what is the
meaning of this church?” She replied, “The Lord, my Divine Son Jesus
Christ, has sent me to make a present to all mankind. He desires
that in Fontanelle such a church should be built. With the five
round arches, naves and cupolas, it is meant to signify that He
would like to enfold all five continents in His arms”.
“After a pause she continued, “Call particularly upon the protection
of the holy Archangel Michael so that he may defend the Church
against all threatening persecutions. For the Church never was in
greater danger than now. I make a petition continually for her. From
this little place, too, light will radiate”. Suddenly the Madonna
shone in even greater majesty and said, “In very truth the Lord’s
light will come!” Pierina Gilli thereupon replied, “We thank you
dear Lady for all your great love towards us, but how am I to inform
the Church authorities of your wishes?”
Pierina Gilli said, “My voice suddenly gave out, my throat hurting
considerably, for on this very morning, the feast of Mary’s birth,
the placards denouncing the apparitions had again appeared on the
doors of the cathedral in Montichiari. For some time before, they
had disappeared; it was obvious that they had been freshly printed”.
Monsignor Rossi, in a speech of September 20, 1974, referred to this
again when he said, “This declaration against the credibility of the
apparitions of the ‘Rosa Mystica’ in Montichiari is most offensive
to every notion of truth, justice and love.
Above all, the German translation in which the expression ‘Mary
worship’ is twice used, is not only a serious violation of Catholic
teaching concerning the honouring of Mary, but a real blasphemy of
the Madonna, which will not go unpunished”. Monsignor Rossi said he
had already observed that particularly violent opponents of the
appearances had died a sudden and unexpected death. “God does not
tolerate mockery. Above all He does not allow His Mother to be
insulted with impunity. In any case, I know one thing, that the
bishop of Brescia, Monsignor Luigi Morstabilini is not behind these
placards. When making a visitation in Montichiari he was unable to
get a sight of them, and so during his stay in Montichiari, they
were removed, but they were replaced after his departure. I heard
also the following statement from the bishop, “I am being constantly
pressed from various quarters to issue strong prohibitions against
the veneration of the ‘Rosa Mystica’, and to denounce the great
stream of pilgrims coming to Montichiari; but if a genuine
apparition of the Madonna were involved here, I should be taking on
a serious responsibility and be blameworthy, and this I want to
avoid at all costs”.
Here it should be noted once again that Monsignor Rossi was for
twenty-two years the parish priest of Montichiari (1949-1971). He is
now living in retirement, but, at the same time, he is still a Canon
(a member of the Chapter of the diocese of Brescia). He goes there
almost every morning to fulfil his official duties. He is thus still
in a very responsible post in the diocesan government. In
consequence, he is well aware of the bishop’s attitude to the
Montichiari appearances of the Madonna. He repeatedly emphasizes
that “there is no real prohibition of the visit to Montichiari. The
bishop has not authorized these posters. They do not bear his
signature, nor was he able to get a glimpse of them when he made his
“When I saw these placards on the cathedral doors again, on the
feast day of Our Lady’s Birth”, Pierina Gilli further reports, “I
felt a stab in my heart and suffered throughout the morning from
this pain. It was obvious that Our Lady, too, understood this pain
within me and said with unusual warmth, “I have already taken steps
in this matter . . . I have already spoken to the hearts of dear
children and encouraged them to become anew messengers of my love,
my news and of neighbourly love”. “Saying this”, reports Pierina
Gilli, “the Madonna suddenly showed me a picture, and there I saw
around the Madonna, the Holy Father, a considerable number of
bishops (one of whom I recognized), and many priests, of whom,
again, I recognized several distinctly. There were also many
religious and lay folk, a great multitude upon whom Our Lady gazed
full of love, and who, for their part, looked up to her with love.
Filled with courageous joy, I begged the Madonna’s blessing for them
all. Then she said, “I am always near them to strengthen them with
the Lord’s grace, but tell them to pray, make sacrifices, and
atonement in love more than ever”.
Then Pierina Gilli answered, “Many thanks, dear Mother. How I wish
that you were honoured and loved much more by all! Therefore, I beg
you to help me for I am so small and poor. Then the Madonna smiled
kindly at me, making with her right hand a touchingly loving
gesture, which was intended to express, “I’ll help you”.
Then she folded her hands, raised her eyes towards heaven and as
usual gave the holy blessing, saying, “May the blessing of the Lord
descend upon this place. It shall apply to all those whom you wish
to enclose in your heart”. Then she became even more radiant as she
said, “Praised, loved and glorified be the Lord of Heaven and of
every place on this earth”.
Then she left me”, reports Pierina Gilli, “Oh, how good is Our Lady!
She had seen the dreadful pain in my heart and had come immediately
to console me. One would need the language of angels worthily to
sing the praises of heaven’s Mother!”
January 30, 1975
“I was praying in my chapel”, Pierina Gilli reports, “when, quite
unexpectedly, at about 9.15 p.m., the Madonna appeared and said,
“The times are getting worse and worse . . . a terrible danger is
threatening . . . the Church, too, is in great danger . . . Things
will get so bad that people will think all is lost, but I am after
all a Mother who has a living Heart for her children and would save
them. I, therefore, intercede lovingly for their protection. I ask
for prayers and am always at hand to accept them, especially the
prayers and offerings of the quiet, obscure souls, who gladly make
sacrifices and atonement for others; I seek the prayers of the
priests, too. For these loving sacrifices will contribute to my
return to the Church in a manner more splendid than ever”. With an
expression full of sadness, she continued, “As you can observe for
yourself, human pride has resulted in confusing those in the highest
offices of the Church. They wish to drive me, the Mother, out of the
Holy Church and tear me from the children’s hearts. The love of my
Divine Son Jesus Christ will send Light. It will be so glorious a
light that He will rule eternally as King of heaven and earth with
all the honour due to Him”. Now the Madonna blazed in glorious
majesty, and added, “And the honour due to this His Mother, too, as
it always used to be in the Church”. Pierina Gilli answered, “Thank
you, dear Madonna, I will report it to the Church leaders so that
your wishes will be fulfilled!” Then the Madonna went on, “Yes, do
inform them that I bring to souls love, peace and harmony, and with
all my Heart, I pour upon them the abundant graces of the Lord”.
“Now”, Pierina Gilli reports further, “I was able to bring before
the Madonna a large number of intentions which people had
recommended to me. To this the Madonna replied, “Pierina, how very
pleased I am when you ask me for such things with so much trust . .
. Tell all good and noble souls that have already cooperated and who
will continue zealously to cooperate that I promise them all quite
specially my Motherly protection and abundance of graces . . .
Pierina, pray and help to make more and more people pray so that the
Lord’s mercy may flood over all mankind, which is in great danger. I
am burning with love and desire to save the world”.
April 8, 1975
“I was praying in my chapel at about 6.25 in the morning”, Pierina
Gilli reports, “when the Madonna appeared quite unexpectedly in
marvellous beauty and in very bright light. Smiling kindly she said,
“I am very pleased that now at last a small part at least of what I
asked some time ago has been done, that is to say, that my statue
should be carried in procession to Fontanelle”.
(“At the third appearance in Fontanelle on ‘Corpus Christ’. June 9,
1966, Our Lady had requested, “I desire that here under a canopy a
statue be built looking towards the spring. I desire that the statue
shall be brought here in procession for the 13th October, but before
that, I desire that the people of Montichiari shall be consecrated
to my Immaculate Heart. Montichiari is the place which my Divine Son
wishes to choose, in order to dispense the graces of His love”.)
Explanation “The parish priest at that period, Monsignor Abate
Francesco Rossi”, Pierina Gilli explains, “had ordered a statue
about two metres high to be made by the Perathoner family in St.
Ulrich Grodnertal, and had had a small chapel constructed on the
spot where, at ‘Corpus Christi’, June 9, 1966, the Madonna had
appeared over the ripe wheat field. In this chapel it was supposed
to stand in the same place and at the same height as did the Madonna
at that appearance. When the statue was completed and brought to
Montichiari, such a storm rose over the plans of the priest,
especially in church circles, that the solemn dedication in the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the associated solemn
procession with the statue to Fontanelle, as requested by the
Madonna, had to be abandoned. The statue was carried in silence
towards evening to the small chapel on the road to Carpenedolo.
Right in front, on the top of the gable of the roof, there is a
small statue of the Madonna, and about 150 metres farther on along
the good, tarred road, a bad, rough track to the right leads over a
small bridge to Fontanelle, a distance of about one kilometre. Early
in the morning, before 5 a.m., on the instructions of the priest,
the statue was carried by a few men as unobtrusively as possible to
Fontanelle and set up in the chapel”.
Then the Madonna shone with an unusually bright light, and said,
“This place, Fontanelle, where the water gushes so abundantly has
been specially blessed by the Lord and is also sanctified by my
appearance and presence. Here many of my children will be granted
great graces. Here I will give superabundant graces to all those
children of mine who love me, honour me, and bring offerings.
Pierina Gilli continued, “On the previous day someone had informed
me of an evil slander against me. When now the memory of this
occurred to me, the Madonna went straight to it, saying, “My Divine
Son Jesus Christ was nailed to the Cross also because people did not
believe Him, but in His great love He died forgiving them. You
forgive them, too, as lovingly as He did. Offer up your hurt
generously and pray for the slanderers. At your next Holy Communion
renew once again this offering of loving forgiveness”.
Pierina Gilli continued, “I asked, Dear Madonna, please tell me in
advance when you are going to appear. To this she replied, “It is
the Lord’s will that my appearances are not announced in advance”.
Now I was able to spread before the Madonna many intentions which
had been recommended to me and to ask her holy blessing on all
co-workers, on the sick, etc. Then Our dear Lady answered with
wonderful love and kindness, “Tell then all that I love them and
grant then heavenly graces. Pray and love one another, all you are
my children!” (Saying this, the Madonna showed me a picture – many
people I knew, and many I did not know). “Remain together in love
and peace, and one day you will be with me for ever in heaven”.
When I begged her for her blessing on all the objects of devotion,
Our Lady said full of kindness and joy, “May the blessing of the
Lord come down abundantly on them”. Now the Madonna suddenly showed
herself in unutterable pain. Sobbing tearfully, she lamented
heartrendingly, “Oh, if you only knew how many of my children are
going the way that leads to destruction!” A little later, she
appeared in a specially splendid light, and said joyfully, with
great determination, “The prayers, offerings and penance of so many
people prevent the true judgement of God from falling upon mankind.
In my love I am always pleading with my Son Jesus Christ. Quietly
pray and make sacrifice!”
The following also happened: At 11
a.m. on Whit Sunday, April 6, 1975, the first penitential
procession with the statue of the ‘Rosa Mystica’ took place. This
statue, one metre high, was made by the Perathoner family of St.
Ulrich in the Grodnertal, near Bozen. Screwed to the bearing
platform, it can be easily and safely carried in procession by four
people. On Whit Sunday, 1975, heavy snowstorms swept over the whole
Alpine area, causing many avalanches. On this account, many of the
pilgrims could not traverse the Alpine passes and to their great
sorrow had to turn back. The other who had got over the passes
before the avalanches had occurred had on the return journey many
difficulties and often long waits. For most pilgrims, these days of
the feast of Whitsun were associated with much trouble and many
sacrifices. Nevertheless, C. 200 people from Austria, Switzerland,
Germany and Italy were able to take part in this first penitential
procession with the statue”. In the afternoon after two there was
another penitential procession from Fontanelle to the bridge and
back, altogether about two kilometres. Owing to the rainy weather,
the statue could not accompany the pilgrims, of whom there were many
just the same.
In the evening of this Whit Sunday, towards five o’clock, a
frightful storm blew up from the west moving eastwards. To the east
the sky became a bluish black. When it began to rain heavily, a
brilliant sun blazed quite remarkably from the west into this
falling rain. This produced two complete and splendid rainbows, one
above the other. They were of indescribable beauty and colour.
Later, many local inhabitants, who were elderly, claimed that they
could not remember ever to have seen so marvellous a display of
natural forces in this place. Was it intended to be a sign of the
dear Mother of Heaven? Perhaps, first a sign of her pleasure in all
the sacrifices, trials, and child-like love and trust of the
pilgrims of those days: but rather, perhaps, a sign of consolation
and hope for the future, with a request and an admonition, “Give Our
Lady the love and honour which are her due. Fulfil her requests for
prayer, sacrifice and penance; she will triumph gloriously, and
peace will reign exactly as she promised at Fatima. Ever since
Noah’s flood, the rainbow has been the heavenly token of grace”.
Early in the morning of the Tuesday following this Whit Sunday, Our
Lady appeared and immediately expressed her pleased satisfaction
with the first penitential procession with the statue. This is truly
a very clear hint that we should take the words and requests of Our
Lady very seriously and carry them out to the best of our ability.
When heaven makes demands of us, it gives us the necessary grace to
carry them out, and follows up their fulfilment by granting a
blessing and a reward of truly heavenly proportions.
July 3, 1975
"When I returned, at about eight in the morning from the cathedral
after Mass and Holy Communion”, Pierina Gilli reports, “I made as
usual a second thanksgiving before the statue of the ‘Rosa Mystica’
in my chapel. Then Our Lady appeared again quite unexpectedly. At
the sight of her, the following thoughts rushed into my mind, and
the following words came to my lips, “Oh dear Madonna, how glad I am
you have come again. At your last appearance I was as though
spellbound and could not get a word out. I was so sorry
On June 14, 1975, twelve statues of the ‘Pilgrim Madonna’, each
seventy centimetres high, had been placed in Pierina Gilli’s chapel.
As a priest (who was wearing a stole) was blessing them in the
manner prescribed by the Roman Ritual in the presence of Pierina
Gilli and her friend Lucia, the Madonna appeared quite briefly, said
a few words, loving gave her blessing to all three and again
disappeared. As soon as everything was over, Pierina Gilli’s
numbness disappeared, and she fell on her knees earnestly to thank
our dear Lady for the grace of the apparition and her blessing. Only
afterwards did she become conscious that this time something unique
had happened. Up to then she had always fallen on her knees at the
beginning of an appearance and had remained kneeling throughout, and
for some time afterwards. This time it had not so much as occurred
to her. She could only look and listen, immobile and speechless.
Only when the priest had completed the prayers of blessing could she
relate what had just happened to her two companions, who had
Then she knelt and expressed her thanks for it, but the two who were
with her noticed in the face of the visionary the indescribable
glory of that ecstasy which had just ended. It was a facial
expression such as the best of actors could not counterfeit.
Pierina continued, “Our Lady referred to this particular priest’s
blessing of June 14, 1975, explaining as follows, “The priest’s
blessing in this world is something so great that even I have to
respect it when making an appearance. See, Pierina, that is why, at
the time, I required of you no movement and no words. That was to
emphasize the greatness and importance of the high dignity of the
sacred priesthood as it was instituted by my Divine Son Jesus
Pierina, tell all generous and loyal people who heed our invitation,
and lovingly pray, and make atonement, even when they are ridiculed
for it, that the Lord loves them, and I love them, too. With all my
Heart I promise them rich heavenly blessings and many spiritual joys
. . . Pierina, pray, pray, and help me to get others to pray. The
times grow ever more calamitous through the effect of the satanic
and godless delusion, which strives to undermine and destroy the
work of the Divine Redeemer, the Lord of the whole universe. Now is
the time for prayer, the hour for good example, the hour for
sacrifice for loyalty and courageous effort. In mutual love go on
working boldly together to implore peace and harmony in the Church”.
At this point Our Lady became significantly more radiant (Surely to
indicate that her following words were of very special importance).
“Indeed, I am the Mother full of love for her children. I want to
help and save. Montichiari, to which I have come with the Lord’s
message will acquire a powerful significance. A great and glorious
light will go from here into a great number of souls throughout the
world. For this, you must suffer in silence and make offerings
lovingly. Broadcast everywhere the love of this Mother’s Heart”.
“I was now able to set before Our Lady”, Pierina Gilli reports,
“many intentions and requests, which people had brought to me. To
these she said very kindly, “Yes, tell them all that I take them all
under my special gracious protection and in particular those who
generously help to get my wishes fulfilled” Saying this, Our Lady
showed (Pierina) a large picture with many people in it, some of
whom she recognized. Most of them, however, were unknown to her. Our
Lady pointed very lovingly to this picture, saying, “All you, my
beloved children, who come on pilgrimage here, who love and honour
me, shall receive once and for always the heavenly joys of this
Maternal Heart that is overflowing with love”.
“In my chapel at about 10 a.m.”, Pierina Gilli reports, “I saw quite
unexpectedly a heavenly light. From this light, the Madonna emerged
looking majestic and unutterably beautiful. She said, “Pierina, how
often already I have come to you to bring my love, together with the
graces and the light of the Lord! . . . I have stirred up beloved
children to fulfil and make more widely known the wishes of which I
“I shall lead all those dear children of mine who love me to the
Lord, with the light of God the father, the love of my Divine Son
Jesus Christ and with the grace of the Holy Spirit”.
“Now”, Pierina Gilli reports, “I was able to ask, “Dear Madonna, are
you content that so much love and respect are shown to you through
the Pilgrim Madonnas?”
“Then she replied with a happy smile, “Indeed I am. There I am
accompanied by whole hosts of holy angels, who praise the Lord.
Where I stop as Pilgrim Madonna, where I am invoked, and where many
prayers are said, my Divine Son Jesus Christ in every such place,
causes special graces to flow down from heaven into souls”.
“Then she went on with much greater solemnity, “Onward, dear
children. Go on praying zealously! Now is the time for courageous
effort. Love the Church and the Pope . . . keep loyal to them by
your good example, by a truly Christian life! Make sacrifices and
cultivate the Christian virtues. Then, on this account, I will love
you even more. Thus will come the triumph of the Church, and you
yourselves will receive the glories of heaven”.
“My love wants to enclose the whole world in her arms . . . I love
all as they are . . . that is the love of my Maternal Heart . . .
Here in Montichiari I have uttered many and great requests . . . but
many people remain deaf to these requests. For this reason, I have
chosen generous hearts elsewhere, who seek to fulfil my requests for
prayer, sacrifice and atonement for the pope, the clergy and members
of religious congregations. Wherever the Pilgrim Madonna is taken, I
will be accompanied by hosts of angels, who praise the Lord, because
there so many of my loyal children love and glorify me”.
“Then the Madonna showed me again, as on September 8, 1974, a
picture of a five-naved church and many other buildings which will
one day stand in Fontanelle. Pointing to it, she said very
emphatically, “In due course, this picture will become a reality. As
I have already often told you, I have brought love to Montichiari,
love . . . and with this love, I call upon you and all my children
who love me and cooperate with me so that others may love me and
obtain the very special graces of my motherly Heart. Tell all the
sick in mind or body of whom you have spoken to me that I bear all
their sorrows in my Heart to lead them to greater sanctity”.
FURTHER APPEARANCES AND REVELATIONS OF THE ‘ROSA MYSTICA’ IN
Apparition on the Feast of Christ the King November 23. 1975
Pierina Gilli reports: “At about 7 p.m., I was in the chapel
arranging the flowers which had been brought by the pilgrims when
Our Lady appeared quite unexpectedly. She called me and said,
“Child, go on telling my children of my love for them. Tell them
that my Divine Son Jesus Christ gives me the grace to grant favours
to all, for He never refuses His Mother anything”. (Now her voice
became quite majestic, and she went on.
“It is true, I am the Lord’s Mother! . . the Mother of the Church.
The Mother of Mankind! Pierina, the offerings and prayers which have
been offered to the Lord by so many people have obtained great
graces. The world ought to have been visited by a great judgement
because of its hardening in sin . . . “ (a pause) “His great and
endless mercy has triumphed once again. My good children, pray and
make sacrifices for all. By this means souls will be saved”.
“It was now my opportunity”, Pierina Gilli reports, “to ask her
questions, Dear Madonna, will you please say something about the
statues of the Pilgrim Madonna which were taken to Rome?” Then Our
Lady replied, “Prayers will be said in front of these statues, and I
am now specially present in the great city of my beloved son, Pope
Paul, the Church’s father”.
“True, wherever I stay (in the Pilgrim Madonna) I bring with me the
Lord’s graces and the love of this motherly Heart! I bring light
into hearts where now there is darkness, that they may understand
the love which I have revealed in Montichiari”.
“Work with my love! . . Give with my love! . . Make sacrifices with
my love! . . . In this way you will one day be united forever with
me. What favour would be greater than this to live completely with
me and for me! . . This is not meant only for you, Pierina, but
likewise for all those children of mine who love me.
May the blessing of the Lord, with the light of belief, the light of
heavenly hope, and the light of love descend upon you all”.
With these words”, Pierina Gilli reports, “Our Lady disappeared and
left in my heart new light and a new warmth of love for all
Epiphany January 6, 1976
“It was about 8.30 a.m.”, reports Pierina Gilli. “I had returned
from Mass and Holy Communion in the cathedral of Montichiari, and
was, as usual, making a second thanksgiving in my chapel. Then there
appeared first a heavenly light, and then, visibly Our Lady herself.
She began to speak immediately saying,
“Look. In these days of materialism which cause man to plunge into
spiritual misery and to forget the Lord’s name and mine . . .
(pause) I come to call for a return and to point towards heaven
whence I bring my message of love. O my children! I love you with
the love of Jesus Himself, and that is an immeasurable love. I want
to save you all. I come to bring harmony, so that peace may reign in
the world. Like a loving Mother, I am striving everywhere to gather
my children around me . . . even those who are far removed. With the
patience and mercy of the Lord, I am waiting for their return. See,
this is the motherliness of the Mother of God, whose anxiety is
boundless, to lead all to the Lord!”
I thanked the dear Madonna”, Pierina Gilli reports, and said, “Dear
Lady, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, I was stricken with
very bitter grief, but I offered it all to the Lord for love of
To this the Madonna replied with a kind smile, “My beloved son, Pope
Paul, on that very day addressed words of love to the faithful,
words of respect and light, in that he glorified our Mystical
Motherhood and impressively confirmed it”. (At these words Our Lady
became much more radiant and in a majestic voice continued) “Indeed!
I am Mary, the incarnate ‘Rosa Mystica’, the Mother of the Church!
This is the message which was revealed to you, my poor child, years
“I thanked her”, Pierina Gilli reports, “and she went on smiling,
“See, when I bring to my children the message of love, I make use of
the most beautiful flower symbol, the rose. It is superabundantly
filled with the fragrance of the Lord’s love. He has given another
present, in the spring of Fontanelle. For He is Himself an ever
living spring from which graces flow in great abundance upon His
I thanked her, and smilingly, she continued, “Oh my children. Do
love me. Do go on praying and interceding! Jesus never refuses me
anything. He refuses no request made by me His mother. He wishes
always to give Himself to the whole of mankind!! (quite solemnly)
“What love could be greater than that of my Divine Son Jesus Christ!
. . . Pierina, tell everybody that I expect their cooperation to go
on working to make me better known and loved!”
I asked her, “Please dear Madonna should the matter of the Pilgrim
Madonnas continue?” To this she replied,) “Of course! Wherever I go
(with the Pilgrim Madonnas) I take with me an abundance of the
Lord’s graces. Continue to spread the light and the love of the
message I revealed in Montichiari. It applies quite specially to
those who are dedicated to God, above all to my beloved sons, the
Invite then to come to the hallowed spring to pray and to thank the
Lord for His great gift. Tell all my children that I always grant
them the blessing and grace of the Lord”. At these words the dear
Madonna spread her arms out and her cloak. Beneath this protective
cloak I saw many people. Without question I could identify some of
them. Most of them, however, were unknown to me. Then she
February 13, 1976
As I was praying in my chapel at about 9.30 a.m.”, Pierina Gilli
reports, “Our Lady appeared unexpectedly and said”, “I come once
again to tell you should make known my message to a wider public.
For hundreds of years I have come down time and time again, in many
places throughout the world. If, since my Assumption into heaven, I
had not returned frequently to the earth to gather my children
around me, the world without my motherly and loving intervention
would to a great extent have grown cold and dry towards the Lord. My
children simply need this my intimate Mother-love, for in their
weakness they fall away so easily from the Lord, our Almighty God
and father. You see, this is the reason for my coming”.
“Every time I descend to this earth to bring the message of love,
the whole of heaven stirs into movement. Great hosts of angels flock
around me like a huge garland. On the other hand, however, large
number of my earthly children receive me apathetically and remain
deaf to our invitation to love Our Lord more and more!”
“Pierina, repeat over and over again to my specially loved children,
the priests, my desire that they should love me. Tell them that they
should announce this message of the Lord’s mother everywhere, far
and wide. They must not allow to be in vain all that I have already
done in so many centuries, and which I am still doing, to save my
children who are in great peril”.
“The Lord must be loved, praised, and glorified with all the
strength of faith and love”.
"Now”, Pierina Gilli reports, “I was permitted to ask, Dear Madonna,
people have recommended to me so many requests to place before you!”
To this she answered very kindly”
“Tell all these generous hearts that have accepted my message of
love, that they shall receive special graces of the Lord . . . They
must boldly continue to work together for ‘Fontanelle’, which was
hallowed by our presence. This place will always be a place of
prayer. . . It will be a lighthouse of faith and love for the sick
(With great majesty she said) “I shall intervene. . . The clouds
will vanish! The glory of the Lord will triumph; He it was, too, who
sent me to Montichiari”.
(With a smile she continued) “Onward. Trust and Courage. Yes, honour
to those who have courage. The sick and the needy are waiting for
the work of love!”
At these words the Madonna spread out her cloak. As before on April
17 1966, when she appeared in Fontanelle for the first time, I saw a
vast church and many great buildings. When I thanked the Madonna,
she said with a kind smile”,
“See, this is the Lord’s Love. I want it to flood the whole world!
I repeat once again; my children,
love the Lord and this His mother!
All of you, love one another in true brotherly love!
Go to Holy Mass!
Come together to pray in church.
Go zealously to the holy sacraments to receive the grace of loyalty,
and give the world an example of true Christians!
Do all this if you wish to be saved.
Prayer! Sacrifice! Atonement!”
As the Madonna receded, she said slowly and softly”, “Addio! God
Easter Tuesday, April 20, 1976
“I was at prayer in my chapel at about 6 a.m.”, Pierina Gilli
reports, “when the Madonna appeared quite unexpectedly. Highly
pleased, I cried, “Oh, dear Madonna, thank you for coming once
again, for I have suffered greatly of late thinking you would never
come again because at your last appearance (on February 13, 1976)
you left me with that slowly and gently spoken, “Addio”.
“Our Lady replied very kindly, “While you were suffering silently in
this way, I was nevertheless always near you with my Motherly love.
For with it you had to show that one ought to leave everything
entirely to the Lord’s will”.
I thanked Our Lady”, Pierina Gilli reports “
Smiling she said, “Pierina, say to the sick and all who have to
endure worry and sorrow that this becomes their altar of sacrifice
upon which superabundant graces are drawn from heaven. Through
these, indeed, my very special love comes to many families, to many
hearts and souls and they later become a glorious crown for all
eternity. Be then of good heart. I am with them, giving them my
(She continued smiling) “Pierina, if you were made to wait quietly
and fearfully, that was to be a purification and preparation for the
festival of Whitsunday”. (quite solemnly) “On this feast-day
(Whitsunday, April 25, 1976) I shall be quite specially present in
Fontanelle in order to grant my children who will be there great
graces from my Divine Son. As a memorial of this day, the other
springs there are now to be consecrated and blessed by my presence”.
(The main spring has been contained for some years. A brook with a
plentiful supply of water flows past it. Upstream, a considerable
number of other springs feed this brook. These, therefore were also
to be especially dedicated and blessed.
“On Whitsunday, April 25, 1976, many thousands of pilgrims were
staying in Fontanelle enjoying glorious sunshine. There were fifty
large coaches there for it.) I thanked Our Dear Lady”, Pierina Gilli
“Now a huge cross became visible. Amazed, I asked, “Dear Madonna,
what does this mean?”
She replied, “This great cross is to be set up in the centre of the
square near the little chapel! All my children who pray looking upon
this cross will receive great graces. The sight of this cross is to
grant to all the light of faith, hope and love! Indeed, in this
place (Fontanelle), united with my Divine Son Jesus Christ, my Heart
will remain open and my arms extended to grant great graces. . . In
particular, by it, my sinful children will be saved”. (quite
solemnly) “Come hither, my children! Here I have opened for you a
fountain of forgiveness and love Above all, my specially beloved
children who now have to suffer so much and yet make a special stand
for this place (Fontanelle), you will be rewarded by my special
motherly love. The time has now come. . . It is now the hour in
which I desire that my love and the Lord’s mercy shall be extended
to the whole world. My children, do not be discouraged when you fear
that the hand of Divine justice seems about to punish. I am always
ready to offer petitions, and mercy will always triumph”.
“I thanked Our Lady and asked, “Dear Madonna, are the new Pilgrim
Madonna statues to be taken on to Fontanelle, too? She answered,
“Yes, it is our wish that this be done also in the future”. Then the
dear Madonna bent down towards me, saying in a Motherly tone,
“Pierina, all your striving and desire is to consist in praying and
making sacrifice for all!. . . Rely on me. I have chosen you to
bring love and grace!” (Saying these words she left me”.)
Pentecost, June 6, 1976
“In my chapel”, Pierina Gilli reports, “at about two in the
afternoon, there appeared unexpectedly first a heavenly light and
then Our Lady herself. With very great kindness she said,
“Pierina, tell all my children who come here and frequently repeat
this, my motherly request; Children, love the Lord! Pray and make
offerings to gain eternal salvation. Love one another like good
brothers and sisters. . . and I come to bring peace to your souls
and concord to your hearts. The great Heart of my Son and Lord,
Jesus, has placed in my hands the power to distribute to souls His
divine favours with the light of the Holy Spirit”.
( Pierina Gilli continued, “I saw her spread her arms and her cloak.
From her hands fell small tongues of fire upon the persons under her
cloak. She continued majestically,) I am your mother, stooping down
to offer to Jesus, my Divine Son, your anxieties and needs, your
prayerful intentions. In appreciation of the love of His Mother, He
confers upon her the power of making petitions and bestowing His
favours upon the world”.
“Then she became more radiant and spoke solemnly,) “I am Mary, the
Mediatrix of Grace! Pierina, make known to all this gift I have
received from the Lord Jesus. I am the Mother of Love, and I come to
console and save! May my very special blessing come down upon all
children who love me and help others to do the same!”
“After saying this,” Pierina Gilli reports, “she disappeared, but in
my chapel there remained a marvellous scent of roses, which
persisted for hours and was detected by many pilgrims, who were
overjoyed and greatly moved”.
September 3, 1976 First Friday of the Scared Heart of Jesus
“When I returned from Mass in the morning”, Pierina Gilli narrates,
“Our Lady appeared, but she did not speak. When in the afternoon of
the same day I was writing in my room, I saw a bright light in my
chapel. I went immediately to look. What joy! Our dear Lady was
there again. How good she is. Very kindly she said,
“Pierina, at this moment many faithful children are on their way
here. . . Tell them they must have courage and confidence in their
prayers, but, above all, help to make them understand the Lord’s
love more and more”. (“Then she shone much more brightly and
continued in a sad but Motherly voice) “My children, pray and do not
be afraid if in these days the great Enemy strives to obscure the
light of my Divine Son Jesus Christ. I gather the prayers and
petitions of so many souls, and then they are transformed into the
grace of peace, concord and light. You, my children, who love me and
try to fulfil my wishes. . . You, my children who make sacrifices,
so that the message of love is not lost. . . You, my children, who
cooperate to ensure the safety of Fontanelle, the place so specially
beloved by us. . You will receive from my Divine Son Jesus Christ a
specially great reward, and great evidence of grace!”
(In a remarkably kind voice, she said, on leaving) “Live always in
this my love”.
June 12, 1979
“At about 5.30 p.m.”, Pierina Gilli reports, “Our Lady appeared
unexpectedly in my chapel in a magnificent light. She spread her
arms wide, and her cloak extended unendingly. There was a large
church with many buildings under her right arm. In front of it were
many people – above all, priests and nuns! Under her left arm were
many statues of the Pilgrim Madonna, the ‘Rosa Mystica’, and in
front of them, many people in prayer with their hands folded. They
were kneeling or standing”.
“Then Our Lady said, “The prayer of so many souls draws down mercy
from my Divine Son and Lord, Jesus, onto the world and His mercy is
full of love!” “(With special intonation of her voice, but full of
love, Our Lady continued:) “You, my children, who so love your
mother, always confess to it with courage! You may be certain that
your sacrifices will be transformed into superabundant, even into
triumphant graces and rich rewards, by the heart of the Lord. My
children, love defeats everything! Therefore, this Mother of yours,
Mary, spreads out her arms and opens her heart in order to give
everyone her motherly love and the graces of the Lord in
May 13, 1982
“After Holy Mass at the Basilica in Montichiari”, Pierina Gilli
continued, “I gave thanks once more in my chapel at about 8 a.m., in
particular for the deliverance of the Holy Father during an attempt
on his life the evening before at Fatima. Suddenly, and after a
break of almost three years, Our dear Lady appeared and said to me,
“The Lord has sent me again in order to assure you of our love. This
is above all a reward for your obedience to the ecclesiastical
“O, thank you, My dear Lady”, Pierina Gilli responded! “I am so
worried that this place of pilgrimage will disappear!”
“Thereupon, Our Lady replied with a smile, “My Divine Son and Lord,
Jesus, is always full of love. . . This place will not disappear! .
. . One day they will recognize how many graces were given here to
my faithful children. Faith, trust, and love bring so much light
into hearts. Together with my Divine Son, Jesus, I spread out my
arms here and both of us open our hearts to give our children graces
Pierina Gilli asked, “Will you save the world?”
Our Lady answered, “Yes! The prayers and sacrifices of so many good
children draw forth through my motherly love, the mercy of my
almighty Son and of God!”
Pierina Gilli said, “Our dear Lady, let me see again the church in
Fontanelle in a brilliant light. In front of it are many, many
people in prayer! Above all, priests and nuns!”
March 24, 1983
“Our Lady appeared completely unexpectedly at about 8 a.m. in my
chapel”, stated Pierina, “and with a smile said to me, “I come again
to bring to all my children who love me the graces of my Divine Son,
Jesus!” (With a special motherly tone in her voice, Our Lady said;)
“You, my very much beloved children, who are especially loved and
dear to my heart, always trust this heart of your mother!” (Now I
saw Our Lady surrounded by many priests in their clerical clothes.
With a solemn voice, she continued:) “You, my faithful children who
have to suffer, my heart is always open, also the heart of my Divine
Son, Jesus, to give everyone the graces of a worldwide love. Human
science would like to destroy the works of God, but He is more
powerful and infinitely merciful! That is why He sent me to
Fontanelle to give away His graces there. Truly, my children, don’t
let others confuse you! Remain united! Continue to pray faithfully.
Make this place into a holy place of peace! I am always present here
to accept your prayers and troubles and to place them into the hands
of my Divine Son, Jesus”.
“O, thank you, my dear lady”, replied Pierina Gilli, “for this
promise! Now I would like to recommend to you all those people I
carry in my heart; above all, those who help me and who have to
persevere and suffer because of your appearance at Fontanelle!”
(Now Our Lady appeared in an even more brilliant light, and again
let me see, as in the past, a church with five domes. In front of
it, I saw many people in prayer. Our Lady said with a smile:)
“Truly! One day this will become reality! My daughter, do not be
afraid! I am always near you in order to give everyone the graces of
my motherly love!”