THE ‘HOUR OF GRACE’
During the period of November 24, 1946, to December 8, 1947, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Pierina in a little church in Montichiari, Italy, eleven times. On the first appearance the Blessed Mother told Sister Pierina, She wanted to be known as the ‘Mystical Rose,’ and that an hour of grace should be kept at noon, December 8th, in all the Catholic Churches of the world. The Blessed Mother wanted this to be known through all of Italy, and the entire world.
It was November 16, 1947 when Sister Pierina was finishing her Thanksgiving after Holy Communion when she saw a great light. She then saw a vision of the Blessed Mother as the ‘Mystical Rose.’
‘MY SON IS OFFENDED BY THE SINS OF IMPURITY’
Sister was so deeply moved by the stunning beauty of Our Lady that she began talking to Her. All of a sudden a gentle force made her kneel down in front of Our Lady. The Blessed Mother spoke these words, “My Son is so greatly offended by the sins of impurity. He is already planning to send the deluge upon the people, for their destruction, but I have asked Him to show mercy, and not to send the destruction. So that is why I have appeared, to ask for penance and atonement for the sins of impurity.”
ACCEPTING OUR DALY CROSSES WILLINGLY
On the 22nd November, Sister Pierina felt an overwhelming urge to go to church at 4 o’clock. The Mother Superior, four Sisters, and a group of friends accompanied her. They were all saying the Rosary when the Blessed Mother appeared as before. Again, Our Lady asked for penance. She said: ‘Penance is nothing more than accepting all our crosses daily willingly. No matter how small, accept them with love.’
THE HOUR OF GRACE
At this time She told Sister Pierina to come again on December 8th at noon. ‘This will be my Hour of Grace.’ The Sister asked how she was to prepare for this Hour of Grace? To which the Blessed Mother said: “With prayers and penance.
Pray the 51st Psalm with outstretched arms three times. During the Hour of Grace, many spiritual graces would be granted.
The most hard-hearted sinners will be touched by the grace of God.” The Blessed Virgin promised that whatever a person asked her for during this Hour of Grace (even in impossible cases) would be granted to them, if it was in accordance with the Will of the Eternal Father.
It was December 7th when Sister Pierina felt the urge to go to church. This time she was accompanied by the priest and by the Mother Superior. The Blessed Mother appeared with a young boy and girl dressed in beautiful white clothing. Sister Pierina was sure these little ones were angels because they were so beautiful.
The Blessed Mother said: “Tomorrow I will show you my Immaculate Heart, which is so little known among the people.” She asked people to pray for Russia. “There are so many people being held prisoners with their families knowing nothing of, because they have been gone for so many years. Pray for the conversion of Russia. The suffering of the soldiers and their sacrifices and martyrdom will bring peace to Italy.”
On the morning of December 8th, people began arriving at the little church at 8 o’clock in the morning, from neighboring towns. By noon, some 10,000 people had gathered to see the Blessed Mother, many of whom had to stand outside because the church did not have enough room for the large crowd.
A BRILLIANT WHITE LIGHT
Sister Pierina was accompanied to church by her mother and brothers, the Mother Superior and the Chief of Police from Montichiary. Sister Pierina was reciting the Rosary with the crowd in the middle of the church. Suddenly, a brilliant white light appeared from the ceiling. Stairs were coming from the light down to the floor of the church, about fifteen feet in length.
The staircase was beautifully decorated with red, white and yellow roses. The Blessed Virgin appeared so radiant, dressed in white, with Her hands folded. She was standing on a splendid carpet at the top of the stairs, made of the red, white and yellow roses.
In the Most Gentle and Loving Voice, Our Lady smiled and began to speak: ‘I am the Immaculate Conception, the Mother of all graces, and the Mother of my Beloved Son, Jesus. I want to be known as the Mystical Rose. My wish is that every year on the 8th of December, at noon, an ‘Hour of Grace’ will be installed. Many spiritual graces and physical blessings will be received by those who pray, undisturbed, during this hour.’
Then slowly, She began to descend the staircase, gracefully scattering roses as She went along, until She reached midway of the staircase. Here again the Blessed Mother spoke: ‘I am very happy to see this great demonstration of Faith.’
THE ‘ROSA MYSTICA’
Sister Pierina asked for many of the sinners to be forgiven. The Blessed Mother replied: ‘My Divine Son will show His Greatest Mercy as much as the people will pray for them. I want this to be known and told the Pope (Pius XII). Tell him I want to install the ‘Hour of Grace’ through the whole world, and even those who are not able to go to church during this hour will receive the same graces by praying during this time in their home at noon time.’ She also asked that a Statue be made and placed on the spot where she stood. This should be called the ‘Rosa Mystica’, and carried in a procession through the town, at which time many graces will be given and cures will take place. Then the statue is to be returned to the church.
Our Lady prayed for the sick. Some were cured, others not. Many men, women and children were cured at that very instant.
PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL MIRACLES
A 26 year-old woman who could not say a word for nine months, suddenly began shouting. ‘I see her, I see the Blessed Virgin.’ An 18 year-old girl with ulcers was instantly cured. A five year-old boy who had been paralyzed was told by the Blessed Mother: ‘Come to Me, you will be walking now.’ He was placed on the blessed stones and was able to walk.
There were three others who were very sick and were immediately cured. But, of course, the greatest miracles taking place were those of the spiritual blessings being shed upon the people gathered in the church.
The Blessed Mother said: ‘This is the last time I will appear here. Pray, weep and do penance on these stones and you will receive the care of My Motherly Heart.’ She then left the little church, but because of the Unending Love of Our Heavenly Mother, She has given us the ‘Hour of Grace,” to be spread through the entire world. She had given all the opportunity to demonstrate our love and trust to Her, and to help make reparation for the grievous sins offending Her Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
REQUEST OF THE BLESSED MOTHER FOR THE HOUR OF GRACE
The Miserere: Prayer of Repentance – A psalm of David when Nathan the prophet came to him after his sin with Bathsheba.
White rose: “Prayer”
Red rose: “Sacrifice with expiation” Golden-yellow rose: “Penance”
“Penitence: acceptance of the little daily crosses – and also doing one’s work in the spirit of penitence.” “This three roses will make the three swords fall from the Most Blessed Hearts of Jesus and Mary”
PRAY FOR YOUR COUNTRY
Please copy/ print out this message and distribute it. Remember to pray for your COUNTRY during this hour. The Blessed Virgin has requested that Her important message be sent throughout the entire world. Please help the Blessed Virgin Mary to fulfill Her Mission will…that all souls be drawn to God and that Jesus will be loved in every heart. This is the Perpetual Song of Her Heart. Let it also be ours.