A Crown of Twelve Stars
"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.
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.'
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.'
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."
(For Religious & Laity)
"To everyone who consecrates himself to me I again promise salvation: safety from error in this world and eternal salvation"
Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Refuge of Sinners, we who belong to the Marian Movement of Priests consecrate ourselves in a very special way to your Immaculate Heart.
By this act of consecration we intend to live, with you and through you, all the obligations assumed by our baptismal consecration. We further pledge to bring about in ourselves that interior conversion so urgently demanded by the Gospel, a conversion that will free us of every attachment to ourselves and to easy compromises with the world so that, like you, we may be available only to do always the Will of the Father.
And as we resolve to entrust to you, O Mother most sweet and merciful, our life and vocation as Christians, that you may dispose of it according to your designs of salvation in this hour of decision that weighs upon the world, we pledge to live it according to your desires, especially as it pertains to a renewed spirit of prayer and penance, the fervent participation in the celebration of the Eucharist and in the works of the apostolate, the daily recitation of the holy rosary, and an austere manner of life in keeping with the Gospel, that shall be to all a good example of the observance of the Law of God and the practice of the Christian virtues, especially that of purity.
We further promise you to be united with the Holy Father, with the hierarchy and with our priests, in order thus to set up a barrier to the growing confrontation directed against the Magisterium, that threatens the very foundation of the Church.
Under your protection, we want moreover to be apostles of this sorely needed unity of prayer and love for the Pope, on whom we invoke your special protection. And lastly, insofar as is possible, we promise to lead those souls with whom we come in contact to a renewed devotion to you.
Mindful that atheism has caused shipwreck in the faith to a great number of the faithful, that desecration has entered into the holy temple of God, and that evil and sin are spreading more and more throughout the world, we make so bold as to lift our eyes trustingly to you, O Mother of Jesus and our merciful and powerful Mother, and we invoke again today and await from you the salvation of all your children, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
(with ecclesiastical approval)
On the 8th of May, 1972, Father Stefano Gobbi, a priest from Milan, Italy, was taking part in a pilgrimage to Fatima. While praying in the Chapel of the Apparitions for some priests who, besides having given up their own vocations, were attempting to form an association in rebellion against the authority of the Roman Catholic Church, an interior voice urged Fr. Gobbi to have confidence in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
What Fr. Gobbi had just experienced was an interior locution. It is not an apparition or other communication perceived by the human senses, but a spiritual phenomenon present in the life of the Church and described in manuals of Catholic theology. The messages (interior locutions) are the gift by which God wishes to make something known to humanity, in Fr. Gobbi's particular case by means of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In July 1973, Fr. Gobbi began to write down these interior locutions which he was receiving. The messages, dating from July 1973 to December 1997, are published in the book, "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons."
Get a copy of the Book: "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons" Book Containing Messages 1973-1997
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