“And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars” (Rev. 12:1)

A Woman Clothed with the Sun

From To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons (A compilation of messages given by Our Lady to Fr. Gobbi.)

The Sign Which God Gives

November 30, 1974, Last Day of the Liturgical Year

My beloved sons, do not let your hearts be troubled. Why do you doubt? Why do you look with uncertainty at the present and the future in search of the sign which I have predicted to you?

There is only one sign which God gives to the world and to the Church of this day: I myself.

I alone am announced as a great sign in the heavens: this Woman, Clothed with the Sun, with the moon as a carpet under her feet and twelve stars as a luminous crown about her head.

My victory over the Red Dragon has been foretold and over atheism which is triumphing and apparently victorious today. This victory will be obtained through the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world, and I will achieve this victory through the priests of my Movement.

For the present, do not look for any other prodigies in the heavens: this will be the only prodigy!

For this reason, prepare yourselves in prayer, in suffering and in complete trust in me. The decisive hours of the battle are near, but I am already declaring in advance that the great sign of my victory is you, O priests consecrated to me whom I am gathering together in the Church of which I am the Mother.

The Miracle of the Sun

Fatima (Portugal); October 13, 1977
Anniversary of the Last Apparition at Fatima

Beloved children, walk in trust.

Today you recall with joy the sign which, sixty years ago, I gave in this place chosen by me to manifest myself. You call it the miracle of the sun.

Yes, children, even the sun, like all creation, obeys the laws established by its Creator. But sometimes it can act otherwise when God requires this.

Even the sun, like all the beings in creation, behaves in obedience to the laws of God.

Through this miracle, I have desired to indicate to you that my victory will consist in leading men back to a docile obedience to the Will of our God.

But the sun is the source of light. The earth blossoms and opens to its warmth; you live on this earth by the light which it gives you. Your activity begins with its rising, and with its setting your work comes to a stop.

I have thus wanted to indicate to you that my victory will consist, especially, in making the light shine again upon the world and the Church. The world will be enlightened anew because it will offer itself completely to the adoration and the glorification of God.

In the Church, once the darkness of error, infidelity and sin by which she is presently eclipsed has been entirely dissipated, the light of truth, of grace and of holiness will shine forth once again. Jesus will be so resplendent in the life of the Church that she herself will be the very greatest light for all the nations of the earth.

But the greatest victory of my motherly and Immaculate Heart will be to cause Jesus to shine in the souls of all my children.

Some of those present in this place today are thinking: ‘What a great marvel it would be if the miracle of the sun were to be repeated!’

But every day I repeat it for each one of you: when I lead you along the pathway of my Son, when I help you to be healed of sin, when I lead you to prayer, and when I form you to holiness, it is the light of this sun that I cause to shine ever more brightly in your souls and your lives: the sun of my Son Jesus.

And so the miracle of the sun which took place here was but a sign. The eyes of those present perceived this extraordinary phenomenon which caused many to believe in the action of your Mother whose duty it is to set burning in the hearts of all men the light of Jesus, the true Sun of the world.

The Woman Clothed with the Sun

May 13, 1979, Anniversary of the First Apparition at Fatima

I have come from heaven to reveal to you my plan in this struggle which involves everyone, marshaled together at the orders of two opposing leaders: the Woman Clothed with the Sun and the Red Dragon.

I have shown you the road you must take: that of prayer and penance. I have called you to the interior conversion of your life.

I have also prepared a refuge for you that you may be brought together, protected and strengthened during the present tempest which will become even more violent. The refuge is my Immaculate Heart.

I am now announcing to you that this is the time of the decisive battle. During these years, I myself am intervening, as the Woman Clothed with the Sun, in order to bring to fulfillment the triumph of my Immaculate Heart which I have already begun through you, my beloved sons.

Sufferings will be asked of you, but in my Immaculate Heart, you will be called to taste as well the intimate joy of my motherly love.

The darkness will grow deeper, but the ray of light which comes from my Heart to show you the way will become even stronger. Sin will cover everything, but you will be helped by me to clothe yourselves in divine grace which must become ever more resplendent within you that you may give a witness of holiness to all.

Listen to my voice with humility and docility...

A Torrent of Water

June 14, 1980, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Beloved sons, today is your feast because it is the feast of the Immaculate Heart of your heavenly Mother, to whom you have consecrated yourselves.

Spend it in recollection, in prayer, in silence, in trust.

I have now imprinted my sign on the forehead of each one of you. My Adversary is no longer able to do anything against those who have been signed by their heavenly Mother.

The Star of the Abyss will persecute my sons, and therefore they will be called to ever greater sufferings; many will have to offer even their own life. It is with their sacrifice of love and of pain that I will be able to achieve my greatest victory.

I am the Woman Clothed with the Sun, I am in the Heart of the Most Holy Trinity.

Until I am acknowledged there where the Most Holy Trinity has willed me to be, I will not be able to exercise my power fully, in the maternal work of co-redemption and of the universal mediation of graces. For this reason, as the battle between me and my Adversary entered its decisive phase, he tried by every means to obscure the mission of your heavenly Mother.

In order to succeed in dominating the earth, the Red Dragon has set out first of all to persecute the Woman Clothed with the Sun. And the serpent has spewed out a torrent of water from his mouth at the Woman in order to submerge her and sweep her away.

What is this flood of water if not the ensemble of these new theological theories, by which an attempt is being made to bring your heavenly Mother down from that place where the Most Holy Trinity has put her? Thus it has been possible to obscure me in the souls, in the life and in the piety of many of my children, even to the point of denying some of those privileges with which I have been adorned by my Lord.

To take flight from this great torrent of water, the ‘wings of a great eagle’ were given to the Woman, and thus she was able to find a place for herself in the desert. (Rev. 12:14)

What is this desert if not a place which is hidden, without noise, set apart and arid?

This place, hidden and silent and made arid by so many struggles and so many wounds, in which the Woman now finds a place for herself, is the soul and the heart of my beloved sons and of all who have consecrated themselves to my Immaculate Heart.

I am accomplishing the greatest prodigies in the desert in which I find myself. I carry them out in silence and hiddenness to transform the souls and the lives of these sons of mine who have entrusted themselves completely to me.

Thus each day I make their desert blossom within my garden, where I can still carry out my work fully and where the Most Holy Trinity can receive perfect glory.

Sons, let yourselves be transformed by my powerful action as Mother, Mediatrix of Graces and Co-redemptrix. Do not fear, because in the desert of your heart I have taken refuge and have set up my permanent dwelling place.

Live in joy and confidence, because you have been marked with a seal by me and have come to form part of my property.

The Desert Where I Withdraw

Fatima (Portugal); June 29, 1980
Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

Today I have wanted you here in Fatima, to conclude the cenacles which, during this year, I have been able to hold throughout Europe. My sons, I have accepted the generous response which you have made to me everywhere.

This is my hour. This is also the hour of your battle, because the victorious action of the heavenly Leader, the Woman Clothed with the Sun, will become more and more manifest.

But for half a time yet, I must remain withdrawn in the desert. Here I work the greatest prodigies, in silence and hiddenness.

You are the desert where I withdraw, you sons consecrated to my Immaculate Heart: that desert is your heart made arid by so many wounds, in a world flooded with rebellion against God and his Law, marked with hatred and violence which spreads menacingly.

Your parched hearts, your thirsting souls, sons: this is the place where the heavenly Mother now sets up her refuge.

Because of my presence, this desert is transformed into a garden, cultivated by me with special care.

Each day I water the aridity of your hearts with the tenderness of my immaculate love, the aridity of your souls with the grace with which I am filled because, as Mother, I must distribute it to all my children.

Then I bind up your wounds with heavenly balm, I clean you by helping you to set yourselves ever freer of sins, of your numerous defects and of inordinate attachments. In this way I prepare and make fertile the soil of my garden.

Then I sow in you the seeds of love for my Son Jesus, that it may spring up and blossom in an ever more perfect and luminous way. And in his Spirit of Love I cause you to open to the sun of the Father’s good pleasure, so that thus the Most Holy Trinity may shine resplendently and be reflected in the heavenly dwelling place, built in my Immaculate Heart.

And thus you grow, cultivated by me, as little flowers which open only to sing the glory of God and to spread everywhere the splendor of his love.

I give you also the colors and the fragrance of my virtues: prayer, humility, purity, silence, trust, littleness, obedience and perfect abandonment.

Grow and develop, while each day I transform your desert into the most beautiful garden, guarded jealously by me...

My Glorified Body

August 15, 1980, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

I am your Mother, assumed into heaven.

Today I gaze on you all with these merciful eyes and I enclose you in my Immaculate Heart, which never ceases to beat with love for you.

I am the Woman Clothed with the Sun. My glorified body is a sign for you of my complete victory. The eternal sun of grace and love now illumines, penetrates and surrounds my glorified body, intimately associated in glory with that of my Son Jesus.

From my Heart flows the fountain of my light, with which I wish to envelop and illumine this world filled with darkness. Hasten along in the wake of my immaculate light, let yourselves be drawn by the exquisite fragrance of my glorified body!

Beloved sons, in order to succeed in drawing you away from me, my Adversary now rages against you with great fury. He succeeds in sweeping down from the sky a third of the stars, and you too are these stars in the firmament of the Church. But how much greater is the number of those whose splendor becomes bedimmed!

Thus he ensnares you in every way; he fights you often through those souls who are closest to you and most loved by you, in order to bring you to discouragement, so as to extinguish in you the zeal and the fervor of your apostolic action.

Step out with perfect trust in your heavenly Mother.

Seek the answer for your thirst for love solely in my Immaculate Heart. Here you will not experience any disappointment. Here you will be led to the heroism of love. Here all your wounds will be bound up and healed, and you will receive new strength and new enthusiasm to spend yourself for souls.

My Immaculate Heart has a great design upon you, a design which is being realized at this very time.

Look to paradise into which your Mother has been assumed, and live on earth letting yourself be guided and led by her. Thus you will shed my light, and you will contribute ever more and more to the triumph of my maternal love in the souls and the lives of so many of my children infected with evil and hatred.

The desert of your life will blossom in my garden, and you will spread about you the fragrance of all those virtues which here below adorned the soul and the body, now glorified, of your immaculate Mother.

My Plan

December 8, 1982, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

I am your immaculate Mother: allow yourselves to be led by me, beloved sons, for the perfect fulfillment of my motherly plan.

It is a plan of enmity.

‘I will put enmity between you and the Woman, between your offspring and hers.’ (Gen. 3:15) Thus did the Lord speak of me, addressing Himself to the serpent when, by means of him, sin entered in at the beginning of the history of the human race: enmity between me and Satan, between the Woman and the serpent, between my cohort and his, between good and evil, between grace and sin.

To walk along my way, there can be no descending to compromise with evil, because this road winds its way only over [the terrain] of enmity between these two opposed realities. My Son Jesus becomes the sign of this contradiction and has been given to you by the Father for the salvation and the ruin of many.

You are now living in obscure times, because in all kinds of ways an attempt is being made to reach a compromise between God and Satan, between good and evil, between the spirit of Jesus and the spirit of the world. Many are running the danger of becoming victims of this general confusion, and even in my Church a false spirit, which is not that of Jesus the Son of God, is seeking to spread itself about. Like a cloud of invisible poison gas, a spirit which jumbles the things of God with those of the world is expanding and succeeding in depriving the word of God of its vigor and in despoiling the announcement of the Gospel of its force.

It is a plan of struggle.

Assisted by me and following along the road which Jesus has traced out for you, you must fight against the Evil One, against sin, against error and infidelity.

If, by divine privilege, I have been exempt from all sin, even original sin, it is because I have been appointed by the Most Holy Trinity as Leader of this terrible battle, which involves heaven and earth, heavenly and earthly spirits. It is a great and continuous struggle, often invisible, and at this time it has become general.

In the Apocalypse, I have been announced as the Woman Clothed with the Sun who will conduct the battle against the Red Dragon and all his followers. If you want to second my plan, you must do battle, my little ones, children of a Mother who is Leader. Fight against sin and against compromise with the weapon of prayer and of suffering. In hiddenness and confidence, in the humble fulfillment of your daily duties, in the perfect imitation of Jesus and in poverty and contempt for the world and for your own selves, join me in waging this battle each day.

It is a plan of victory.

After the present triumph of evil, which has succeeded in subduing the world, in the end the victory will be solely that of my Son Jesus. He alone is the victor. The outcome of the great struggle, through which we are living, will be his glorious reign of peace and of goodness, of justice and of holiness, which will be established in the world and will shine forth resplendently in the hearts of all. Thus will be brought to completion the plan of enmity, of struggle and of victory in the triumph of my Immaculate Heart.

The Dragon Will Be Shackled

Ft. Lauderdale (Florida, U.S.A.); October 7, 1983
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Anniversary of the Victory of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lepanto

Beloved sons, in the battle in which you are daily engaged against Satan and his crafty and dangerous seductions, and against the mighty armies of evil, apart from the special help given you by the angels of the Lord, it is necessary for you to employ a weapon which is both secure and invincible. This weapon is your prayer.

With prayer you are always able to snatch back from the enemy whatever territory he has conquered, to make blossoms of goodness spring up on the desert of sin and evil, and especially you can free an immense number of souls whom Satan has succeeded in imprisoning. Prayer possesses a potent force and starts a chain reaction in good that is far more powerful than any atomic reaction.

The prayer of my predilection is the holy rosary.

For this reason, in my many apparitions I always ask that it be recited. I unite myself with those who say it; I request it from all with solicitude and maternal preoccupation.

Why is the holy rosary so efficacious?

Because it is a simple prayer, a humble one, and it forms you spiritually in littleness, in meekness, in simplicity of heart.

Today Satan is successfully conquering everything with the spirit of pride and of rebellion against God, and he is terrified by those who follow your heavenly Mother along the road of littleness and humility. While this prayer is despised by the great and the proud, it is recited with so much love and so much joy by my little ones, by the poor, by children, by the humble, the suffering, by the many, many faithful souls who have welcomed my invitation.

It is a prayer that you say together with me.

When you invite me to pray for you, I accede to your request and mingle my voice with yours, and I unite my prayer to yours.

Consequently it becomes more and more efficacious, because your heavenly Mother is suppliant omnipotence.

What I ask for I always obtain, because Jesus can never say no to what his Mother requests of Him.

It is a prayer that unites the voices of the Church and of humanity, because it is said in the name of all, and never exclusively on behalf of a single person.

By contemplating its mysteries, you are led to understand the plan of Jesus, as spelled out in all of his life, from the Incarnation to the consummation of his glorious Pasch, and thus you penetrate ever more profoundly into the mystery of the redemption.

And you begin to understand this mystery of love through your heavenly Mother; moving through the passageway of her Heart, you gain possession of the immense treasure of the divine and burning charity of the Heart of Christ.

In the rosary you become formed for the perfect glory of the Father with the frequent repetition of the prayer Jesus taught you: ‘Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come.’ (Matt. 6:9-10)

You are also formed for the everlasting adoration of the Most Holy Trinity with the recital of the ‘Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.’

Today your heavenly Mother asks you to make use of the holy rosary as the most efficacious weapon for fighting in the great battle, under the command of the Woman Clothed with the Sun.

Give your support to my invitation; multiply your cenacles of prayer and fraternity; consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart; frequently recite the holy rosary! Then the powerful Red Dragon will be shackled by this chain, and his margin of action will become ever more restricted. In the end he will be left impotent and harmless.

The miracle of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart will be made manifest to all.

The Two Cohorts

Fatima (Portugal); October 13, 1985
Anniversary of the Last Apparition at Fatima

From here, where I appeared as the Woman Clothed with the Sun, I am calling all of you to gather together about your heavenly Leader.

These are the times of the great battle between me and the powerful cohort which is under the orders of the Red Dragon and the Black Beast. Marxist atheism and Masonry are guiding this army, which has been mustered to lead all humanity to the denial of God and to rebellion against Him.

At its head is Lucifer himself, who is repeating today his act of defiance in placing himself against God to make himself adored as God. With him are fighting all the demons who are, in these times, being poured out from hell upon the earth, in order to lead the greatest possible number of souls to perdition.

United with them are all the souls of the damned and those who, in this life, are walking in rejection of God, whom they offend and blaspheme, as they walk along the road of egoism and hatred, of evil and impurity. They make their one and only aim the quest for pleasures; they satisfy all their passions; they fight for the triumph of hatred, of evil, and of impiety.

The cohort which I myself am leading is made up of all the angels and saints of paradise, guided by Saint Michael the Archangel, who is the head of all the heavenly militia.

This is a great battle which is being waged above all at the level of spirits.

On this earth, my cohort is made up of all those who live by loving and glorifying God, according to the grace received in holy Baptism, and who are walking along the sure road of perfect observance of the commandments of the Lord. They are humble, docile, little and charitable; they flee from the snares of the demon and from the easy seductions of pleasure; they journey along the way of love, of purity, and of holiness. This cohort of mine is made up of all my little children who, in every part of the world, are answering me today with a yes and are following me along the road which, in these years, I have traced out for you.

It is with my cohort that I am bringing on my victory in these times. It is with my cohort that I am building up, each day, the triumph of my Immaculate Heart. It is with my cohort that I am preparing the way along which the glorious reign of Jesus will come to you, and it will be a reign of love and of grace, of holiness, of justice, and of peace.

From this place where I appeared, I repeat to you again today my motherly appeal: join together, all of you, as quickly as possible in this my cohort! The hour of the great battle has already arrived. Fight with the weapon of the holy rosary, and walk along the way of love for Jesus, of contempt for the world and for yourselves, of humility, of charity, of simplicity, of purity. Then you will be ready to bear the great trials which will soon begin for the Church and for humanity.

I Will Put an End to Your Slavery

Hong Kong; October 13, 1987
Anniversary of the Last Apparition at Fatima

On this day, beloved sons, you are observing the seventieth anniversary of the last of my apparitions which took place at Fatima and which was confirmed by the miracle of the sun. Today, my little son, you find yourself here to conclude a wonderful journey in these nations of the Far East where, with particular intensity, my Immaculate Heart has been everywhere loved, implored, consoled and glorified.

These are seventy years during which I have descended from heaven into your midst as the Woman Clothed with the Sun. These are seventy years during which my Adversary, Satan, has come up from the abyss into your midst, to manifest himself as the Red Dragon in all his terrible power. In fact, he has succeeded in extending his reign in many nations and in spreading his action of denial and of rebellion against God to every part of the earth. Thus, during the period of these seventy years, the Red Dragon has bound men with the chain of his slavery.

— He has made you slaves of pride and of haughtiness, with the deceptive illusion of bringing you to getting along without God, of putting your own selves in the place of God, so that in you he may be able to renew his act of rebellion and of defiance against the Lord. Thus he has spread everywhere the error of atheism and has driven humanity to build a new civilization without God.

— He has made you slaves of pleasure and of impurity, to replace the true God with new idols, followed and adored today by many: sex, amusement, money, comfort. Thus sin has stretched out its tenebrous veil of coldness and of death over the world.

— He has made you slaves of egoism and of avarice, by leading you on in the consuming quest for your own affirmation, for superiority over others, and you have become insensible to the great needs of the poor, the little ones, the sick, the needy. Thus the world has become a real desert for lack of love, and in this immense desert, how many of my children there are who, each day, become swept away, stricken down and defeated.

You have lived seventy years as slaves of my Adversary, who has succeeded in transforming the world into the city of Babylon, perverse and sinful, which, with the cup of pleasure and of luxury, has seduced all the nations of the earth. But now the period of this babylonian slavery is about to end. I will put an end to your slavery. In this Marian Year, the heavenly Mother is opening the door upon the new era of your liberation.

For this, you will see very soon the extraordinary signs which I will give, in order that you may prepare yourselves for the very great miracle which is at this time about to be accomplished. The miracle of the sun, which took place during my last apparition, was only a prophetic sign to indicate to you that you should all look at the Book which is still sealed. Today I am being sent by God to open this Book, in order that the secrets may be revealed to you.

Thus everyone will at last be able to understand to what incomparable depth and universality of renewal the victory of the merciful love of Jesus will bring you, a victory which will be brought about by means of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.

A Crown of Twelve Stars

Rubbio (Vicenza, Italy); December 8, 1989
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Beloved sons, today you are gazing upon the immaculate splendor of your heavenly Mother. I am the Immaculate Conception. I am the only creature free from every stain of sin, even the original one. I am ‘all beautiful’ — tota pulchra. (Cant. 4:7)

Let yourselves be enfolded by my mantle of beauty, that you too may be illumined by my heavenly splendor, by my immaculate light. I am all beautiful, because I am called to be the Mother of the Son of God and to form the virginal shoot, from which the divine Flower shall blossom. For this reason, my purpose is included in the very mystery of your salvation.

At the beginning, I am announced as the enemy of Satan; she who will obtain the complete victory over him. ‘I will put enmity between you and the Woman, between your offspring and hers; she will crush your head, as you will attempt to bite her heel.’ (Gen. 3:15)

At the end, I am seen as the Woman Clothed with the Sun, who has the task of fighting against the Red Dragon and his powerful army, to conquer him, to bind him and to drive him away into his kingdom of death, that Christ alone may reign over the world.

Behold me, then, presented by Sacred Scripture in the splendor of my maternal royalty: ‘And another sign appeared in the heavens: a Woman Clothed with the Sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.’ (Rev. 12:1)

About my head there is therefore a crown of twelve stars. The crown is the sign of royalty. It is composed of twelve stars because it becomes the symbol of my maternal and royal presence in the very heart of the people of God.

The twelve stars represent the twelve tribes of Israel, which compose the Chosen People, selected and called by the Lord to prepare for the coming into the world of the Son of God, the Redeemer. Because I am called to become the Mother of the Messiah, my purpose is that of being the fulfillment of the promises, the virginal shoot, the honor and the glory of all the people of Israel. In fact, the Church exalts me with these words: ‘You are the glory of Jerusalem; you are the joy of Israel; you are the honor of our people.’ (cf. Jdt. 15:10) For this, the tribes of Israel form twelve precious gems of the crown which surrounds my head, to indicate the function of my maternal royalty.

The twelve stars also signify the twelve Apostles, who are the foundation upon which Christ has founded his Church. I was often with them, to encourage them to follow and to believe in Jesus, during the three years of his public mission. In their place, together with John, I stood beneath the Cross at the moment of the crucifixion, of the agony and of the death of my Son Jesus. With them, I took part in the joy of his resurrection. At their side, recollected in prayer, I assisted at the glorious moment of Pentecost. During my earthly life, I remained at their side, with my prayer and my motherly presence, to help them, to form them, to encourage them and to urge them on to drink the chalice which had been prepared for them by the Heavenly Father. I am thus Mother and Queen of the Apostles who, about my head, form twelve luminous stars of my maternal royalty.

I am Mother and Queen of all the Church.

The twelve stars also signify a new reality. Indeed the Apocalypse sees me as a great sign in heaven: the Woman Clothed with the Sun who does battle with the Dragon and his powerful army of evil. And so the stars about my head indicate those who consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart, who form part of my victorious army, and who allow themselves to be guided by me in order to fight this battle and to attain in the end our greatest victory. Thus all my beloved ones and children consecrated to my Immaculate Heart, called to be today the apostles of the last times, are the most luminous stars of my royal crown.

The twelve stars, which form the luminous crown of my maternal royalty, are made up of the tribes of Israel, of the Apostles and of the apostles of these last times of yours.

And so, on the feast of my Immaculate Conception, I am calling you all to form a precious part of my crown and to become the brilliant stars which spread the light, the grace, the holiness, the beauty and the glory of your heavenly Mother throughout every part of the world.

The Great Sign in Heaven

Birkenhead (England); October 13, 1991
Anniversary of the Last Apparition at Fatima

Look to me, beloved sons and you who are consecrated to me, in the great battle which you are fighting, under the orders of your heavenly Leader. I am the Woman Clothed with the Sun.

I am the great sign which appears in heaven.

Today you are calling to mind my last apparition, which took place in Fatima in the Cova da Iria and which was confirmed by the miracle of the sun. This miracle shows you, in an extraordinary way, that I am the Woman Clothed with the Sun. This miracle invites you to look to me as to the great sign which appears in heaven.

I am a great sign of battle between me and my Adversary, between the Woman and the Dragon, between my army and the army guided by the enemy of God. You are entering into the decisive times of the battle.

You are preparing to live through the most difficult hours and the greatest of sufferings. It is necessary that all of you come as quickly as possible to form part of my army. For this, I again invite my children to consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart and to entrust themselves to me as little children.

Today, I am extending this invitation of mine, above all, to the little ones, to the poor, to those who are least, to the sick and to the sinners. Come, all of you, to fight beneath the sign of your immaculate Mother, because it is with the weakness of the little ones, with the trust of the poor and with the suffering of the sick that I am today fighting my great battle.

I am a great sign of victory.

I am the victorious Woman. In the end, the power of Satan will be destroyed; and I myself will bind him with my chain; and I will shut him up within his kingdom of death and of eternal torment, from which he will not be able to get out.

In the world, there will reign the one and only Conqueror of sin and of death, the King of the entire created universe, Jesus Christ.

Let yourselves be now signed with my seal.

In these times, the angels of light are going about the world to mark, with the sign of the Cross, all those who form part of my victorious army. Against these, the Star of the Abyss will have no power, even if they will be called to great sufferings and some to shed their own blood.

But it will be with the great sufferings of these children of mine that I will obtain my greatest victory.

Today, I am inviting you to look to me, as to the great sign which is appearing in heaven, in order to live in trust and in serenity, as you are enlightened by my own light and signed by my motherly seal.

Lift Up Your Eyes to Heaven

Milan (Italy); October 13, 1992
Anniversary of the Last Apparition at Fatima

“Lift up your eyes to heaven,” I said to little Lucy at the end of my last apparition, which took place on the 13th of October, 1917, at Fatima in the lowly Cova da Iria. And she, turning to an immense multitude, invited all to look toward the sun. Then began that extraordinary phenomenon, seen by all with profound emotion, and described as “the miracle of the sun.”

This was the confirmation of the truth of my apparitions. It was the sign, intended to point out to all that your heavenly Mother had come down from heaven as the Woman Clothed with the Sun.

Lift up your eyes to heaven, I repeat to you today, as you live out the events which were foretold to you by me at Fatima.

— Lift up your eyes from the world in which you are living, so corrupt, so dried up with egoism, with hatred, with sin, and with such a vast impiety.

— Lift up your eyes from this humanity, possessed by the spirit of Evil, which has built a civilization without God and which falls prostrate in adoration before the false gods of money and pleasure, of pride and haughtiness, of violence and impurity.

— Lift up your eyes from the times in which you are living, from the painful purification and the great tribulation. These times of yours are wicked times, because the hearts of men have become wicked, closed, cold, hard and permeated with a great aridity.

In these times, Satan has established his reign over your world and over this humanity, and he rules as sure master. The forces of evil, with the help of the dark powers of atheism and of Masonry, have attained their victory.

What must you do, my poor children, exposed to such great dangers and so loved and protected by your heavenly Mother?

Lift up your eyes to heaven, because your liberation is near. From heaven, there will come to you the new era of light and holiness. From heaven, there will come to you the definitive defeat of Satan and of his whole powerful army of evil. From heaven, there will come to you Christ, in the splendor of his glory, riding on the white horse of his divine power.

Today, as you observe the anniversary of the apparition of your heavenly Mother as the Woman Clothed with the Sun, I invite you all to lift up your eyes to heaven, because “in the opened heavens there appears a white horse. Its rider is called, ‘Faithful and True,’ because He judges and wages war in righteousness. His eyes are like a fiery flame, and on his head are many diadems. He has a name inscribed that no one knows except Himself. He wears a cloak that has been dipped in blood. His name is: ‘The Word of God.’ The armies of heaven follow Him, mounted on white horses, clothed in white of the finest pure linen. Out of his mouth there comes a sharp sword to strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod, and He will tread out the wine press, which represents the terrible chastisement of God, the Ruler of the universe. He has his name written on his cloak and on his thigh: ‘King of kings and Lord of lords.’ ” (cf. Rev. 19:11-16)

Lift up therefore your eyes to heaven, my beloved ones and children consecrated to me, because, on the bright clouds, my Son Jesus will come to you, in the splendor of his glory, to establish in your midst his reign of love, of holiness, of justice and of peace.

A Great Sign

Tokyo (Japan); October 13, 1996
Anniversary of the Last Apparition at Fatima

With great joy I gaze upon you, priests of my Marian Movement of Priests of Japan, who have come here to live with me these days, in a continuous cenacle of prayer and brotherhood. You are bringing your cenacle to an end today, on which you are observing the anniversary of my last apparition which took place at Fatima and which was confirmed by the miracle of the sun.

There appeared in the sky a great sign: signum magnum.

I am the great sign which appeared in the sky: I am the Woman Clothed with the Sun, with the moon beneath my feet, and with a crown of twelve stars upon my head.

— A great sign in the terrible struggle against all the forces of evil, which have joined together against God and against his Christ. And so, close to the great sign of the Woman Clothed with the Sun, there appears also that of the Red Dragon, of the ancient serpent, of Satan, who is now manifesting himself in all his extraordinary power. It appears that the great Dragon has won his victory, because he has led humanity to build a civilization without God; he has spread everywhere the cult of money and pleasure; he has seduced minds with pride and with errors; he has violated souls with sin and evil; he has hardened hearts with egoism and hatred; he has corrupted all the nations of the earth with the cup of lust and impurity. Satan has succeeded in bringing his wicked kingdom upon the entire world.

But in the furious struggle of these last times, this struggle between heaven and earth, between the heavenly spirits and the demons, between the Woman and the Dragon, I appear as a great sign of my greatest victory.

— A great sign of the victory of God over every form of atheism, theoretical and practical, of good over every form of evil and sin, of love over every form of violence and hatred, of truth over every form of error and falsehood.

For this great victory, I have formed for myself the cohort of all my little children who, from every part of the world, have responded to me with a yes. With my Marian Movement of Priests, I have brought my invitation to the farthest confines of the earth, and I have formed for myself my victorious army.

Even in this great country, almost completely pagan, my little children have responded to me with joy and great generosity. My motherly Heart trembles with love and tenderness for them. I open up for them, also, the way of salvation, and with the triumph of my Immaculate Heart, they will enter into the one sheepfold of which my Son Jesus is the Good Shepherd.

— A great sign of light in these times of dense darkness. For this, I invite you to walk along the road of prayer and penance, of confidence and of your very great abandonment. Once again, I have sent you this little son of mine, to bring you the gift of my motherly tenderness. By means of him, I offer to your Church and to your fatherland a sure sign of my assistance and of my motherly protection.

With those dear to you, with those entrusted to your ministry, I bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

“Pray the Rosary every day.”—Our Lady of Fatima