Part VI-AB of a 7 Part Series

Part VI-AB of a 12 Part Series

FEAR

“What on earth are you afraid of?”

(Compiled by Michael T. Sullivan, MD)

 

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy

that will be for all the people.  For today in the city of David,

a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” 

(Lk 2:10-11)

 

In medical terms, “fear” is often defined as an unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger, often accompanied by increased autonomic activity (increased heart rate, blood pressure and sweating).  “Anxiety” is defined by an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by the same physiological signs, by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it.  However, “fear” in the most general term as used in the English vernacular, and so often in the multitude of mystical gifts from God the Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Emmitsburg through Gianna Sullivan, most often implies anxiety and usually loss of courage.  The moral evaluation of anxiety begins with the exercise of prudence, to discover if there are valid grounds for the apprehension.  If there are not, to act on the anxiety or fail to act because of it would be a lack of trusting God’s Providence.

 

Part VI-AB

19.  Fear of the Immensity of the Mission

          A.  The Call to Mission (current newsletter)

B.  The Mission for the Poor and the Ordinary (current newsletter)

          C.   The Mission for the Church (next newsletter)

          D.   The Mission for the Center of the Immaculate Heart (next)

 

 

 

Fear of the Immensity of the Mission

 

"Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,

let us exercise them:  if prophecy, in proportion to the faith;

if ministry, in ministering; if one is a teacher, in teaching;

if one exhorts, in exhortation; if once contributes, in generosity;

if one is over others, with diligence;

if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness."

(Rom 12: 6-8)

 

 

 

Webster's Dictionary defines "mission" as a specific task with which a person or a group is charged.  In the case of these mystical events through Gianna Sullivan and involving God the Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Our Lady of Emmitsburg, the mission and the understanding of that mission by not only Gianna, but by those who have been called to participate in that mission, have evolved over 20 years to encompass all of humanity.  Our Lady has said:

 

"Your work is immense!"

(Private OLOE, Nov. 3, 2007)

 

In an even more recent message to Gianna, Our Lady of Emmitsburg spoke of that mission which is particular to each and every soul:

 

"Every soul is special to God.  Every soul has a mission; and when a soul agrees and gives itself through the human will totally to God, then there is a most glorious event that unfolds….Never be afraid of any person, and never hold back from helping humanity, especially when you know the Truth with the conviction of God."  (Private, OLOE, April 1, 2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.  The Call To Mission

 

The Seer/Prophet

 

"The God of our ancestors designated you to know His Will,

to see the Righteous One, and to hear the sound of His voice;

for you will be His witness before all to what you have seen and heard." 

(Acts 22:14-15)

 

In 1988, well before Our Lady began appearing almost daily to Gianna, Our Lord was privately preparing her spiritually for a mission.  In July, 1989, He began to reveal parts of that mission:

 

"My dear one, My Heart is yours for you have taken My Heart.  I am your Lord.  I am your Savior.  There is much in store for you which I desire.  There will be no mistake that I have chosen you to complete My request which shall be made known to you.  My people wonder how so many can receive messages.  They truly think only one or two at the most could be chosen, and they struggle with this.  It is because they created standards on how their Lord God should work.  I tell you, all my people are blessed, and many hear My words.  But it is true that I have chosen My one to work completely through, and as I have said to you in the past, 'My one is you.'  Remain quiet and loving….I am hiding you until it is the perfect time." (Private Our Lord, July 16, 1989)

 

"My dear one, you know now how you will be used as my servant, My child of mercy.  As I have revealed to you tonight, you shall restore the dignity which My people are seeking and lack currently.  My Mercy shall flow from you, and My dear people shall tangibly touch Me through you…..You do not realize fully yet at this time how great My Mercy shall be.  You shall see how vital you shall be as a source of My Mercy."  (Private, July 26, 1989)

 

"You were created to fulfill the mission of My Mercy, to carry out My Mission.  This mission will be done as I wish, not as what you might expect.  That is why you feel alone and are alone often, because I felt and was alone many times.  Not until you are gone will they know the Truth of your words and My Mission."  (Private Our Lord, August 4, 1990)

 

But even before this, in June of 1988 near the end of Gianna's first pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, while praying in front of the statue of Our Lady in St. James Catholic Church in the village, Our Lady spoke to Gianna:

 

"I am going home with you, to your home.  Once you were like a lost lamb, and now you are found.  You will do great things, and many will come to you.  It is time for the mission to begin.  Do not worry; I am with you.  I will guide you and protect you.  Everything will be for the glory of God."  (Our Lady to Gianna in Medjugorje, June, 1988)

 

It was not until later in 1990 and in 1991 that Our Lord began to further define some of the elements of His Mission, especially those involving healthcare to the poor:

 

"You will fulfill My Mission, for My Mission is your mission.  I asked you and continue to ask you to restore dignity to My people.  My poor and downtrodden have little or no dignity.  They are of mankind but do not have the respect of mankind….I ask you to restore dignity and respect to My poor by aiding them in their recovery by restoring their health….Bring healthcare to them, to all, not just the select.  Do not be specific in your treatment, for all belong to Me….My Plan is great for only great things come from the Father…..Begin small to sow the seeds of love firmly planted by loving and restoring dignity to those in your community.  Then your love will expand to great lengths and metastasize across the world.  Many will be involved as proof that the Body of Christ consists of all My people, not one.  This is why you do not have the skills to complete what is being established….Your time, my dear one, is not yet.  I need to keep you to the last moment for you will reveal and unveil the Truth of My Plan."  (Private Our Lord, Dec. 14, 1990)  "I will make you righteous in Me, and all will know that your delicate soul was created by Me for My Mission of Mercy.  My Divine Mercy and Love will transform you and flow out to all the world.  Rejoice, and never fear!" (JOM, Vol IV, #10, Dec. 8, 1991)

 

 

The Spouse

 

"It was not you who chose Me, but I who chose you

and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain." 

(Jn 15:16)

 

Following a very difficult time in her personal life in 1990-91, God did not ask Gianna to accept this mission alone, but offered her a mate.  Through a series of unfortunate and unexpected circumstances, both Gianna Talone and Michael Sullivan found themselves divorced with annulments in hand, and both contemplating religious vocations, when Our Lady brought them together in late 1992 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The subsequent year, on June 19, 1993, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, they were married, and before year's end had relocated to Emmitsburg, Maryland, at Our Lady's request, to help Her with an important multi-faceted mission.

 

"Taking a risk for God is to leap with unconditional Love towards Him in His call of Mercy for you, a mission placed in your heart by God.  Decide now for God.  You will never regret your decision."  (Oct. 13, 1994)

 

Over the ten years between 1994 and 2005 much occurred in the lives of Gianna and Michael Sullivan to serve as preparation for the given mission.  There was parenthood; the evolution of mobile Mission of Mercy Healthcare program; the closure of the Prayer Group at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Emmitsburg after 7 years of weekly gatherings with Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and the public apparition; two personal meetings with John Paul II in 2000 & 2001, the Commission of Enquiry and subsequent restrictions in 2001-2002; the "death' experience of Michael from his extensive aortic dissection in 2002; and the resurgence of the Marian Prayer Group on private property in 2004.  Throughout this time, there never seemed to be any deviation in Our Lady's desire and commitment to move forward in Her mission, and she continually reminded Gianna and Michael of theirs.  On their 10-year wedding Anniversary in 2003, Our Lady of Emmitsburg discussed both her own "fiat" as well as the "fiat" of Gianna and Michael:

 

"I am proud to be your Mother and your friend.  I am proud to guide you and lead you to my Jesus.  I am proud that you have said "yes," because in my "fiat" I said "yes."  As you say "yes" in your "fiat," changes in the world will happen; and all of humanity will never forget your names, your mission, and this my Center of my Immaculate Heart.  Because you are the ones who will never leave me, you will never be forgotten in Heaven, even by those among you who will not forgive."  (Private OLOE, June 19, 2003)

 

"In your Sacrament you are blessed, and you must know that this blessing is from God.  Without either one of you, your mission is lessened, because of how important you are to each other.  The holy family is "holy" when there are both father and mother and the love of spouse.  So it is important that you unite tremendously and fervently and with a strong bond to defend each other and to move forward."  (Private OLOE, Jan. 24, 2005)  "You desire so to continue the mission of God….Know that you are good parents, that your children love you, and that the mission will continue."  (Private OLOE, Jan. 29, 2005) "There is so much to be done, and so few who desire to do it.  As you unite in Truth, you will see that just as in a puzzle that is put together, each piece shall tell of a new tomorrow; and the picture will then become complete for all who long for God."  (Private OLOE, July 2, 2005)

 

On April 12, 2002, Michael experienced an extensive thoracic aortic dissection which required heroic hypothermic surgical techniques depriving his entire body, including his brain, from perfusion of all blood and oxygen for 53 minutes.  There was a 90% chance he would die in surgery and an even greater chance, when he survived surgery, that he would be left with serious brain damage or even brain death.  On the four-year anniversary of  Michael's aortic dissection, Our Lady of Emmitsburg joyously announced:

 

"This day, my Michael Joseph, I celebrate your life!  I saw you face to face, as you did the Triune God.  How glorious that event!  Yet, as you know, God sent you back, back to see and witness, and back to change the world, to proclaim from the mountaintops the Truth, to protect your family, and to protect my most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart."  (Private OLOE, April 12, 2006)  "The reason you returned to the soil of this earth, once again to walk and to serve the poor, is only to draw more people into my most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart and to expose the Truth, the Truth of the tremendous sin which afflicts my Church….So protect the Truth, my son; and you protect those whom you love, that first being my most beloved daughter (Gianna) whom you will help fulfill the mission for which she was asked by God Himself."  (Private OLOE, Mar. 4, 2006)

 

In speaking to Gianna, Our Lady further spoke of Michael's role:

 

"Your husband trusts and believes so much that he has already given his life once and would do so again".  (Private OLOE, July 9, 2006)  "He suffered, and died and came back, because his mission is only to fulfill the plan of my most Immaculate Heart for the universe.  He is a different man--a man who walks in this world, but in his heart, a child who walks with God and who defends the Truth….It is very rare that God allows one to come back; and when that soul comes back, it is for a more glorious event for God.  That event will unfold!"  (Private OLOE, April. 12, 2007)

 

To both Gianna and Michael, their familiarity with the fate of many of the prophets of previous times is certainly a very human concern.  But Our Lady of Emmitsburg has always said:

 

"I know that you are concerned about the well-being of your good health and your safety.  In years past, many of my prophets were also concerned, and many times they gave their lives for my Son, for the Truth.  But this is different.  We're in a different time, and you have been commissioned to do something different….So you never need to be concerned about your safety or your life in this world, because God created you to fulfill a mission.  It does not matter what people say or think…The truth is the Truth, and that will unfold!  You must defend the Truth when it becomes a controversy beyond reconciliation.  You have to stand up for the Truth.  You must continue on in your mission…." (Private OLOE, July 3, 2008)

 

 

 

 

The Similarities with Jesus' Mission

 

Jesus to His disciples:

"No slave is greater than his master.  If they persecuted Me,

they will persecute you.  If they kept my word,

they will also keep yours." 

(Jn 15:20)

 

During that early period (1988-1991) of His Lessons to the world through Gianna, Our Lord spoke much about God's Plan of salvation and redemption for mankind.  In describing the elements of His sorrowful Passion, He spoke of several elements:  His mental anguish, knowing that so few desired to know His Father's goodness or to seek His glory; the loneliness, the fear of being convicted by humanity and the abandonment by the Father.  He also described the elements of His temptations:  the temptation of exposing the glory which accompanied being the Savior rather than accepting His Mission, to obediently die an atrocious death for the salvation of humanity: 

 

"Silent redemption was My mission, to suffer and save all men  without exposing the glory of the Truth until the final moment….In My weariness, so many did not understand.  Would they ever understand the Truth of My Father and the eternal life available to them?…My words were merely 'words' to them.  Would they ever absorb them and rejoice in My Father?  Was My suffering going to be in vain?  No! But the temptations tormented My Heart because that is what man believed and what the evil one desired."  (JOM, Vol II, #53, date)

 

So too has been the temptation over the last 20 years of this mission:  balancing a walk of silent abandonment with Our Lord's and Our Lady's commission to speak and defend the Truth at all costs.  The overwhelming need for change in our world and the relentless obstacles placed in front of any effort to proceed forward in this mission have often left Gianna and many of those who have supported her in this mission for Our Lady feeling as if they had all been forgotten by God.  However, Our Lady would always come in times of need and frustration to explain things and to rally on Her army:

 

"Your work is immense!...Even if man should forget you, you will never be forgotten, for God has selected each one of you as one amongst many.  Few are chosen.  So many are asked, and many try; but few chosen to fulfill God's Divine Plan.  For when it becomes difficult, so many scatter.  Fear envelops them when there is doubt and lack of their own interior signs and prayers answered."  (Private OLOE, Nov. 3, 2007)

 

"I will say to God:  Thou art my support.  Why hast thou forgotten me?

And why go I mourning, while my enemy afflicts me? 

While my bones are broken,

my enemies who trouble me have reproached me;

While they say to me day by day: 'Where is thy God?' 

Why art thou so downcast, O my soul? 

And why do you sigh within me?  Hope in God! 

For I will still again be thanking Him,

in the presence of my Savior and my God." 

(Ps 42: 10-12)

 

 

 

OUR LADY'S MISSION

 

Elizabeth to her cousin Mary:

"Blessed are you who believed that

  what was spoken to you by the Lord

 would be fulfilled."

(Lk 1:45)

 

It is not just Our Lord who has a mission and who desires to share that mission with humanity, but Our Lady too has a mission.  In 1994 she began to discuss her mission:

 

"It is my mission that the world know the Truth and for no soul to be deceived."  (Public OLOE, Sept. 22, 1994)  "Attempting to gather souls by means of apocalyptic fear is misleading and is not my mission from Heaven.  All that matters is how you love and the virtues you utilize to grow in His Love…It is my desire to guide you in the way of Love and Mercy.  I have mentioned the consequences of a failing world without God and without Love.  This is not to cause fear, but to awaken souls and to protect them from destruction."  (Public OLOE, Feb. 6, 1997)  "This means He desires to reveal to you the mystery of His Love and to grace you with the gift of living and sharing in His glory.  This means the mission of your life will be unveiled to you as you live in His Love."  (Public OLOE, Jan. 6, 2000)  "This is the most important part of your mission, my Son's mission:  "to restore dignity, healing through Love."  As you pray for each person and as you pray for all humanity, your prayers rise up to God the Father, asking Him to save mankind, to rescue all precious souls so that not even one goes left behind.  As you do this, you also restore dignity, healing through Love."  (Private OLOE, Aug. 10, 2003)

 

Our Lord Himself in one of His early Lessons to Gianna speaks of dignity:

"How do you restore dignity?  Do not seek vengeance with your tongues or be spiteful.  Be free from contempt and haughtiness.  Be a teacher by your way of living.  Preach by your deeds of a holy life.  Respect one another, and love one another with the purity of the love you have for Me!  Remember:  The one who loves in purity will satisfy the hunger of man and restore dignity.  He or she will restore life where there was death, and restore beauty where there was ugliness because of the lack of dignity and love."  (JOM, Vol I, #78, Aug. 12, 1989)

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg has continued to discuss our mission and the protection we can anticipate:

 

"I ask you to be prudent and wise and to look forward to a new beginning.  I ask you to take courage and have strength in the walk of my Son.  Know that you are chosen for a great mission.  Know that you are protected in my most Immaculate Heart.  Know most definitely that there are changes to come.  In those changes, I need your courage; and in that courage, I need you to be part of my army.  So I ask you to join in comradery."  (Private OLOE, Jan. 13, 2003)

 

In the midst of an unfavorable response from the Archdiocesan Commission in 2002 and the Decree which prohibited the propagation of Our Lady's message on Church property in the Diocese of Baltimore in 2003, Our Lady remained quite confident and she instructs her children in ways that are contrary to the ways of the world:

 

"The only way you can develop an intimate relationship with God Almighty is by becoming 'little.'  You must decrease in all ways and He must increase in all ways.  You must accept the enlightenment of your weaknesses and embrace them, for it is in your weaknesses that you are made powerful in the eyes of God."  (Public OLOE, July 15, 1999)  "Do you understand the meaning of meekness, littleness and simplicity?  Seek the answers in these and replace them to their lawful throne….It is the only way to gain power and rise to the top."  (Pubic OLOE, July 22, 1999)

 

"There are so many people who desire to help in the Plan of God; but in this important mission, it is essential that you remain simple.  In the simplicity of all your actions there shall lie the fruitfulness and the Truth of God's desires.  So just do as I have asked….It is my intention, not only my desire, but my full intention, to move forward to help the Church of my Son, to restore the Center of my most Immaculate Heart, and to allow those, who desire to come but have been afraid, to once again be welcomed here."  (Private OLOE, Sept. 16, 2003)   "I invite all of you to be part of my most important mission, the salvation of humanity.  Each of you can be my mouthpiece in those times when my voice is not being heard.  You can be my loving embrace when children do not allow me to embrace them in my arms.  You can bear the pain that I bear in my Heart when you see children walk away from the Truth, rejecting all the graces that God so desires to give them…..You can be all of who I am, giving guidance to those in need…..Your mission is not over, because so much needs yet to be done within my Church."  (Private OLOE, Jan. 30, 2004)

 

 

In 2003, even after the obstacles thrown in her path by the Church had surfaced, Our Lady of Emmitsburg was yet inviting all to a new era which she had for years been describing:

 

"Now we are in an era where all must join together.  Once again I invite you.  Once again you have free choice because of your free will….It is as a Mother who directs you solely and only to my Son that I can invite and thank you, love you and protect you, and wrap you in my most Immaculate Heart.  My Center is here in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  This is my Center of my most Immaculate Heart.  It cannot be any other place, because I have chosen this place.  I chose this place because first my Son chose it, and here He is.  Where He is, I am too.  Where I am and where He is, We invite you to join Us in the blessedness of the Holy Trinity."  (Private OLOE, Feb. 16, 2003)

 

And in summary, Our Lady of Emmitsburg reassures all her children of the reality of her mission to which she has invited her children, the importance and urgency in that mission, and She alerts everyone to the consequences of not "waking up" the Church and the world:

 

"Do not be afraid.  Know that I am with you.  Know that in this time period you all must grow, and you must seek the Truth of God….He will help you, and I will be with you.  Know that my presence here and all my messages have been gifts from Heaven, only to guide you closer to my Son.  All has been real, and here in that reality is where there shall be a place for all children of the world to come to seek refuge, children of God, children of faith and hope, little children of purity and love." (Private OLOE, Aug. 3, 2004)

 

"Know that the blessing and grace from God above is upon you.  His blanket is like a yoke on an ox which covers you and keeps you safe.  You will be led, and you will be safe….I see in your hearts and I know the tribulation, the fear, the controversy and even the battles within yourselves….All you have to do is give them to me and trust.  Trust and continue to trust."  (Private OLOE, Aug. 31, 2005)  "Know how important you are in God's mission.  I dedicated my life to the mission to which the Holy Spirit guided me, that being my Son, your Redeemer.  You must now dedicate your life to fulfilling all that I have said."  (Private OLOE, Mar. 31, 2008)  "Alert all nations!  Make all know!  Everyone should know so that no one can say, 'Lord, I did not know.' No, you must be the ones that say, 'Yes, God has told you.'…Wake up, my children, for now the percentage of people in this world who will survive continues to diminish.  Go forward with my blessings and those of Heaven to notify all the world."  (Private OLOE, June 20, 2009)

 

 

I heard the voice of the Lord saying,

"Whom shall I send?  Who will go for us?"

"Here I am," I said.  "Send me!"

And He replied:  "Go and say this to the people":

(Is 6:8)

 

"You shall indeed hear but not understand.

You shall indeed look, but never see.

Gross is the heart of this people.

They will not hear with their ears; they have closed their eyes,

so they may not see with their eyes and hear with their ears

and understand with their hearts and be converted, and I heal them."

(Acts 28:26-27,  Is 6:9-10)

 

 

Our Lady has said that there are 3 specific facets to this mission--that which relates to the poor and the ordinary, to the Church, and to the Center of her Immaculate Heart.

 

B.  The Mission for the Poor and Ordinary

 

Jesus to the young man:

"If you wish to be perfect,

go, sell what you have and give to the poor,

and you will have treasure in Heaven.  Then come, follow Me."

(Mt  19:21)

 

The first phase of this mission involves the poor, and among them the ordinary people who have lost their voice and influence in this modern, secular world:

 

Initially Gianna founded Mission of Mercy, Inc. as a legal non-profit entity in Arizona in 1992, but failed to generate enough support to make it operational at that time.  After later that year meeting Dr. Michael Sullivan on pilgrimage in Scottsdale, AZ, they married in 1993, and relocated near the Emmitsburg area at the request of Our Lady to assist Her in Her mission for this country.  Since 1994 the free mobile healthcare operation has expanded to 4 states, MD, PA, AZ, and TX, and is considering an expansion to CO within the next year.  Between 1994 and 2010, Mission of Mercy has served over 75,000 different patients in over 250,000 patient visits, dispensing over 500,000 free prescriptions and providing over 5100 dental procedures.  Now over 650 volunteers and thousands of benefactors work together to support this Mission of Mercy for the poor.

 

Our Lady has spoken in general terms about serving the less fortunate:

 

"Help the poor and the elderly and the young.  And if you have been blessed with resources of wealth, intellect, management skills and graces to help His needy, then unite together and give to His less fortunate.  They suffer as representation of the humiliated Jesus."  (Public OLOE, March 17, 1994) 

 

And She has also spoken directly to Gianna and Michael about the significance of the works of Mission of Mercy:

 

 

"God chose you because He desired you.  Your soul was created by God the Father for a purpose; just as God chose both of you (Gianna  & Michael) for a purpose in marriage; and just as God chose all of the family (the Mission of Mercy family) for His Works of Mercy, for a purpose.  God chooses people who desire and are willing to submit to His desire for Good, so that His Works of Mercy will unfold in the fruition of His Plan."  (Private OLOE, Feb. 5, 2005"As you continue to fulfill the mission of my Son, His Mission of Mercy, then the credibility which becomes you through your humble ways and your devotion will set the precedent for the world.  This then will pave the way for God when He intervenes as the Father of all and authenticates my presence here."  (Private OLOE, May 27, 2005) "You give to His work all of your hearts and minds and your strengths.  You attempt to persevere, to be cleansed and to receive.  There are many, many people in different organizations who are also affected (by limited resources) during this time period.  The difference between Mission of Mercy and others is that this ownership is not yours, it is my Son's."  (Private OLOE, Sept. 23, 2005)  "Your patron saint, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, is watching over my Son's Mission of Mercy.  With this being known, you can be at peace and move forward in the direction that God desires and guides you.  He has preserved His works and has graciously given you the gifts to give Him the glory.  As you know, at His pleasure, Mission of Mercy could cease."  (Private OLOE, Nov. 13, 2006)

 

Among the poor, Our Lord and Our Lady seem to have reserved a unique place in their affection and concern for the ordinary people  and have charged Gianna to be their voice.  In 2003 Our Lady reminded Gianna:

 

"You have been told from the very inception of this mission that you speak for the 'ordinary people,' those who fall through the cracks, those who have become indifferent, those who are not heard or listened to, yet those who are seeking the Truth."   (Private OLOE, Oct. 7, 2003)   "Is it not today the ordinary people who feel the most lost and who most desire to be loved?  You can be educated, you can be poor, you can be homeless, and yet people will reach out to you.  But the ordinary people no longer have a voice."  (Private OLOE, Jan 24, 2004)  "There has to be someone who lives an ordinary life and is treated like an ordinary person, who feels the pain of an ordinary person, and who also reaches for the desire to be extraordinary, and who can speak out to all those who are ordinary."(Private OLOE, Jan. 15, 2004"What has happened is that those who are lowly, those who are the poorest of the poor, and the ordinary people who today are losing their identity and voice in the world, are being heard by God; and they will be raised to a far greater place than those who have everything."  (Private OLOE, Nov. 24, 2005

 

I would like you to know this night that out of all the places in the world, there is no place that is called the Center of my Immaculate Heart.  This is not just another site, not just another place where people can go on pilgrimage.  This is the Center of my Immaculate Heart.  Because of this, it is very much under attack.  Make no mistake about it:   I am not leaving and what the importance of my Center is!….It is because you represent all the ordinary people in the world, and because the Center of my Immaculate Heart is for all people; most importantly, those who are ordinary, those who think and feel they have been forgotten, and those who are looking for acceptance.  This is why there is so much division, and why it is taking time to unfold in God's Plan."   (Private OLOE, April 1, 2003)

 

So some of the Pharisees said:

"This man is not from God,

because he does not keep the sabbath." 

But others said, "How can a sinful man do such signs?" 

And there was a division among them. 

(Jn 9:16)

 

 

 

"Foolish the nation whose God is not their Lord!"

(Our Lady of Emmitsburg)

 

"What a foolish nation that would not prepare!"

(Our Lady of Emmitsburg)

 

 

"Your work is immense!"

(Private OLOE, Nov.  3, 2007)