Part II

Part V-B of a 9 Part Series


 Why Prepare?  The Promises

(Compiled by Michael T. Sullivan, MD)


“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”

(Isaiah 40:1)


“Know how serious this plan is!”

(Our Lady of Emmitsburg, OLOE)


God’s Plan did not begin in Bethlehem, in Rome, in the United States or in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  It has unfolded over several thousand years in a series of promises or covenants made with humanity and the consequences thereof when these covenants have been broken by humanity.  The driving force behind each of these has been God’s unfathomable Love and Mercy for mankind.  It has never been God’s primary intention that we obey Him out of fear of the consequences, but in anticipation of the eternal reward.



Part II


The End of this Era and the Promises


At the 3rd apparition of Our Lady in Fatima, on July 13, 1917, she warned:


  “When you see a night lit up by an unknown light, know that it is the sign God gives you that He is about to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father.  In order to prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays.”


As a loving Mother who does not want to see her children harmed or lost, Our Lady warned of a sign, offered a means of protection and mitigation, and foretold the consequences of not listening.  In 1938 the Aurora Borealis appeared in the night sky over Europe and North Africa, the World War II arena; and a few months later World War II began with the invasion of Austria by Hitler’s Germany.  So too in Emmitsburg, MD, on June 1, 2008, She gave another warning of a sign, offered a means of protection and mitigation, and foretold of the consequences of not listening:


“When you see two suns appearing on the horizon, you must know that this is a time of change, a time of this new beginning about which I have spoken to you before…..After awhile you will see a time when there is another body in orbit around your solar system…leading to tremendous devastation.  Prayer is the answer.  Prayer can mitigate much of anything to come.” (Public OLOE, June 1, 2008) LINK to entire message


What has been foretold of this time?  What are we now living?

What has been promised?


“Then I saw the heavens opened, and there was a white horse;

its rider called ‘Faithful and True’….The armies of heaven followed him….

Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies

gathered to fight against the one riding the horse....

The beast was caught and with it the false prophet

who had performed in its sight the signs by which he led astray those

who had accepted the mark of the beast

and those who had worshiped its image….

Then I saw an angel come down from heaven….

He seized the Devil or Satan, and tied it up for a thousand years

so that it could no longer lead the nations astray

until the thousand years are completed.” 

(Rev 19: 11-20, 20: 1-2)



According to the Catholic Dictionary, a promise” is a declaration by God or to God that one will or will not do something.  Promises made by God to mankind have always been and will always be kept, and by man to God they bind in conscience according to the gravity of the promise and the intention to obligate oneself under pain of sin.  We can see through this incomplete journey through Sacred Scripture, that salvation history records a long line of promises.


Nothing that has been promised through private revelation adds to those promises made by God to His people, but throughout history private revelation has enhanced humanity’s understanding of many of those promises that are based in Sacred Scripture and Tradition. 


So too it has been with the private revelation and mystical events of Our Lord, Our Lady of Emmitsburg, and most recently, God the Father through their messenger and prophet, Gianna Talone Sullivan. Very early in these mystical events, in 1989, Our Lord Himself reaffirmed many of the promises of the Gospel message:


“I promise you by an oath of our intimacy that all who desire me, trust in Me and completely focus on Me, shall be guaranteed everlasting life for all eternity….I promise you that whoever believes in Me, trusts My words and lives them, shall receive My Mercy and Life.  I promise you that whoever believes in My Mother, trusts in her words and lives them, shall live in Me and receive My Mercy and life everlasting….I promise you that all who pray with their hearts shall receive My Heart and unite in my Father’s Oneness….I shall not deny you, because you come to me through My Mother, and I do not deny My Mother any request!”  (JOM, Vol 1, #82, 1989)


Unique to the mystical events in Emmitsburg, Maryland through Gianna are several items outlined by Our Lady:


“This place is the haven of life because it is the “Center of my Immaculate Heart” where all children seek refuge.  It will withstand the attacks from evil because I am here with my Child Jesus.  (Public OLOE, March 9, 1995) In fact, there is no place in the world that has had the power behind this name, the Center of my Immaculate Heart, because it is at this place that I bring my Son, the Child Jesus, as a refuge, a refuge for all children.  You cannot go before God unless you become like a child….So my little Child is inviting all people, regardless of age, to return to Him and to be with Him and seek Him as refuge.”  (Private OLOE, June 8, 2002)


In addition, Our Lady of Emmitsburg has spoken for many years about the unveiling of her Son’s Divine Mercy at the Center of her Immaculate Heart, the spiritual Eucharistic Reign of the Child Jesus, the Covenant of the Two Hearts and the Era of Peace in this world, all occurring long before the end of the world.  A more detailed account of what she has shared with the world through Gianna can be found at:

LINK:  Eucharistic Reign.


“This is the place (Emmitsburg, MD), the Center of my Immaculate Heart, where my Son’s Divine Mercy will be unveiled.  In the Name of the Child Jesus I place the seal of protection against evil upon your soul, sanctified by grace for my Son’s glorious reign.  All hearts must be purged of iniquity and renewed in His Love.”  (Public OLOE, Oct. 21, 1999)


“It is my Son as the Child Jesus who will usher in the new era of peace, to give you hope and to invite all the world to be enthroned in His virtues.  It is not the end of the world as you know it, but hope for a new beginning.  At the end of the world my Son, the righteous glorified Savior, will come as your Just Judge.  Therefore, do not be afraid!  Await now His arrival with great anticipation and joy.  There is tremendous evil in the world and my little Jesus will be looking for those with little and pure hearts.”  (Public OLOE, Sept. 30, 1999)


“There is no way that there can be Peace in the new springtime of grace, with the hope for a new tomorrow and an era of peace without first the coming of the Child Jesus; because humanity must first return to humility, simplicity, dependency and innocence….There is no mistake about it….the intermediate coming of my Son must occur, and He must reign in the hearts of all people so that humanity can return back to what it was created to be.”  (Private OLOE, Sept 28, 2003) 


“Look forward to this Eucharistic Reign.  There from the Wood of the Cradle to the Wood of the Cross is my Son, the Child Who became Man, Who suffered and died, and Who now thirsts for you.”  (Private OLOE, Dec 19, 2004)


“Peace to you in this precious moment of preparation for the Coming of my Son in a new way in your hearts, a way in which all the world has not before known.”  (Private OLOE, Dec. 13, 2004)


As part of this unveiling of Divine Mercy, and most likely before the Eucharistic Reign in the Era of Peace can occur, the illumination of the soul has been prophesied, most explicitly by Our Lady in Garabandal, Spain, in the 1960’s, and by both Our Lord and Our Lady of Emmitsburg through Gianna:


“The time will come when I, the Lord of all lords and Master of all masters, shall come to examine the consciences of mankind; to bring to light the hidden darkness and to silence all arguments.  (JOM, Vol III, #6, June 13, 1990)  I tell you this because the day is coming when the Son of Man will give you a warning of the bitterness of chastisement, where each man and woman across the world will see the judgment of themselves.  (JOM, Vol IV, #9, Nov. 24, 1991)  All will have to look within.  It cannot be escaped.  (JOM, Vol IV, #41, June 27, 1992)  They will see the Truth of the world as it is and what they have missed from postponing prayer and service through love.  By seeking self-gain in the world, they will see what they have depleted from their souls through the loss of treasures in Heaven.”  (JOM, Vol V, #28, Nov. 2, 1995)


An event like this will be unlike anything humanity has ever experienced en masse.  Will there any longer be a place for the lukewarm or indifferent, or rather will the world be totally polarized between good and evil, between those who say “yes” to God and those who say “no?”  And will those who say “no” be driven to destroy those who say “yes”?  And will that be the time when God intervenes?  Our Lady of Emmitsburg both describes and warns:


“All will have a glimpse of the state of their souls.  Those seconds will seem like eternity.  Your love of gold and silver is about to become glittering dust and be swept away.  (Private OLOE, August 27, 1992)  Do not wait until God’s warning strikes the souls of every person in this world, for it will be very difficult to respond and change.  Please respond now to God’s call.  There will not be much time after God’s warning for the fire of purification to befall you.”  (Private OLOE, May 9, 1996)


In 2006 Our Lady of Emmitsburg referred to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, explaining it in words first received from mystic Berthe Petit of Belgium in 1922:  LINK to Courtenay’s page


“That is why I invite all my children into my most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, ‘sorrowful’ because my free will was afflicted with tremendous pain and sorrow; ‘immaculate’ and pure as can be in joining humanity to that which is Divine.  Yes, the Sorrowful and Immaculate joining together to be one in holiness, to be humble, and to be like my Son. (Private OLOE, Dec. 7, 2005) I join you in prayer to God the Father, and I open my arms imploring His ‘intervention’ here at the Center of my Immaculate Heart, the Center where I dwell with my Child.  In my Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart I carry also the Heart of my Child, so that in protecting my little Child, He can be free from pain.”  (Private OLOE, Aug. 14, 2005)


It was in May, 2005, that Our Lady of Emmitsburg first invited to be formed the Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart—a foundation belonging to God the Father, and whose mission is to promulgate the Truth of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, the Truth in which the world shall see the Two Hearts, that of Our Lord and His Mother, formed into One, where the Crown of Thorns and the sword that pierced Our Lady’s Heart shall become a Crown of Glory.  It is from this Foundation that later that year this website emerged as a tool of evangelization to promulgate this great gift from Heaven throughout the faithful, our nation and the whole world:


Our Lady of Emmitsburg first spoke of the “intervention” of the Father in December, 2003; however, this has been a recurring theme since that time:


“I have said that I would intercede.  My Son has said that He will intercede for all people to know the Truth and to live in Peace.  God the Father knows the exact date and time, and I can tell you that my Son has said that God the Father would now intervene.  (Private OLOE, Dec. 31, 2003)  God the Father will intervene as He sees me, His humble servant and the Mother of His Son Jesus, as He sees my arms open, looking and pleading for His intervention.  He will not deny me, but He will do things in the proper sequence.  (Private OLOE, Aug. 20, 2005) He knows exactly how to intervene in His most perfect Plan so that Peace can reign and evil be slain.”  (Private OLOE, June 24, 2006)


And God the Father Himself in His “Words” to the world through Gianna has confirmed this intervention also:


“Mary now pleads on your behalf and has come to the Foot of the Throne of God.  She implores Our assistance and My intervention.  (GTF, Dec. 8, 2005)  As a merciful Father, I listen and I will intervene.  For what father would hand his children a snake or poison them or do them harm?  (GTF, Jan. 8, 2006)  With your continual rebellion against My Word and with your rebellious hearts against other people, with your indifference and demeaning ways and actions towards one another, you will find sooner rather than later the world you live in filled with fear, chaos, anxiety, crime, anger, violence, perversion and deception.  Then this world as you know it will turn one day, through My intervention, into a world of beauty, not as you know it, but as I created it to be.”  (GTF, May 8, 2007)


Our Lady mentioned this “era of peace” in Fatima in 1917, and has referred to it many times through Gianna in Emmitsburg.  It is this period of time (Biblically recorded as 1000 years, Rev. 20:3) in which life as we know it in our world will change:


“As you enter a new day, a new beginning and the era of peace, it promises Peace, not as the world knows it to be, but as only God can give.”  (Private OLOE, Dec 30, 1999)


“There will be a time of peace and no disease, a time and place where every human being will live in unity and come to know the Truth of Jesus through a Eucharistic Reign….Every heart will be enlightened and healed of brokenness, slander, malice and anger.  The way of childlikeness and ‘littleness’ will come alive in your hearts…All will only want to live in the Peace and Truth of God’s Love.  Life will flourish, and the ways of the Child Jesus will renew your hearts and fill you with joy.  You will have long life and happiness.”  (Public OLOE, March 9, 2000)


“The Child of Whom I am speaking is the same Child, the One from my womb, your Savior, the One Who suffered and died for you through His Passion on His Cross.  That same Jesus desires you to be a ‘child,’ to be renewed and to have endless capabilities.  Please, look to His Eucharistic Love and Reign, both for yourselves and for peace in this world.”  (Private OLOE, Oct. 16, 2007)


“It is my Son, as the Child Jesus, who will usher in the new era of peace, to give you hope and invite all the world to be enthroned in His virtues.  It is not the end of the world as you know it, but a hope for a new beginning.  (Public OLOE, Sept, 30, 1999)  A time of tribulation has erupted, and through this tribulation will come a new peace.  Those who have had to suffer will now have a rest and share in the new beginning and wear a crown of peace, no longer a crown of agony.  For those who have caused trouble and those who have maligned my Son, you too have a new hope because my Son is all-forgiving and He loves you.  Thus, there is no guilt or shame you must wear, but only in your hearts bear a hope for unity and an openness to follow whatever my Son desires in His Holy Will.  Together both sides can join now in unity, and with this is tremendous hope for a new peace, a new love, a new beginning, a new world and a new era.  (Public OLOE, Nov 1, 2002) My Son would have come far sooner than now, but it has been because of sin and because of the blasphemy against Him and the refusal of His graces that He has not allowed humanity to rise to the level to see the new beginning.  This ‘era of peace’ is in the hands of mankind, not the hands of my Son.  (Private OLOE, Aug. 15, 2003)  This is the chance of a lifetime that God has granted you in defense of my Immaculate Heart for the most important unveiling of His Divine Mercy and the most important unveiling of the new springtime of grace which will spring forth from the Center of my Immaculate Heart.”  (Private OLOE, October 9, 2003)


“I am about to create new heavens and a new earth;

the things of the past shall not be remembered….

No longer will the sound of weeping be heard there….

They shall live in the houses they build,

and eat the fruit of the vineyards they plant….

They shall not toil in vain, nor beget children for sudden destruction…

None shall hurt or destroy on my holy mountain, says the Lord”

(Is 65: 17-25)

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth”….

‘Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race’.…

‘Behold, I make all things new’…

‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end’….

‘Behold, I am coming soon!...’” 

(Rev 21-22)


In the closing lines of the Apostles Creed (4TH century AD) we profess our belief in many of the promises that have been passed down by the Church over the centuries and both affirmed and explained by Our Lord and Our Lady of Emmitsburg through Gianna for the world:


I believe in the Holy Spirit,


“The Holy Spirit is My Divine Spirit, Who literally dwells in your physical bodily formation as your spirit.  He is united to the spirit of the soul and body to become a living, walking Spirit of My Father.  When the Spirit exists and dwells in you, you share in My Life in all phases and in all totality.”  (JOM, Vol II, #20, Nov. 27, 1989)


the holy catholic (universal) Church,


“Woe to those who disclaim a form of prayer to My Father….It should be known to all My children that I do not love them less because of the semantics of the dichotomy of religion….I love all forms of worship and prayer.  It is true that I, through My Body in Eucharist, am in the purest form of consecration to you.  However, that is a choice My children have….Know that I love My people of all religions, but it is through My Blood of the wine and My Body of the bread that I live One with you.”  (JOM, Vol I, #7, Nov. 1988)


the communion of saints,


“Blessed be God, eternal and forever, for all the souls in purgatory, for all the souls of your loved ones who, joining with the Cherubim and Seraphim angels, give glory to God in your names and on your behalf, seeking Truth, Justice and God’s Mercy for all humanity.”  (Private OLOE, Nov. 10, 2003)


the forgiveness of sins,


“Whose sins you shall forgive are forgiven them;

And whose sins you retain are retained.”

(John 20:23)



“Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? 

As many as seven times?”  Jesus answered,

“I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.”

(Mt. 18: 21-22)



“If you cannot forgive yourselves, how can I forgive you?  If you cannot forgive your brothers, how can you say you love your Lord God with all your heart?...If you love Me with all your heart and allow Me to love you, there would be no doubt in your minds to forgive and reconcile with your brothers….You cannot judge others without first judging Me!...You must forgive yourselves and your brothers before I am able to forgive you.”  (JOM, Vol I, #65, June 26, 1989)



“We must move forward like an army; and yet, we must be vigilant.  We must be prepared to forgive and to forget.  At the same time, for those who will not allow you to forgive or to forget, they will be held accountable for their acts against God.” (Private OLOE, April 26, 2009)


the resurrection of the body,


“You are everything when you are depleted of everything.  Self-denial and living a death within is truly your resurrection and glory in Jesus.”  (Private OLOE, May 27, 2008)


and life everlasting.  Amen 


“Christ has been raised from the dead….For since death came through man,

the resurrection of the dead came also through man. 

For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,

but each one in proper order:  Christ the first fruits; then,

at His coming, those who belong to Christ; then comes the end,

when He hands over the Kingdom to His God and Father,

when He has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power. 

For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 

The last enemy to be destroyed is death…”

(1 Cor 15:20-27)


That crossover into eternal life may come before, during or after the period of tribulation, the spiritual Eucharistic Reign and the Era of Peace. It is this eternal life that is the ultimate reward—eternal life in the Triune God!  In 2003, Our Lady of Emmitsburg summarizes her role on the Feast of the Annunciation:


“This is the day when I rejoiced; me, a humble servant of the Lord who was looking only to serve that gracious one who would be able to serve the Lord.  Then I was called by God Himself to be the Mother who bore in my womb the greatest gift to all humanity, He Who will free everyone from their sin and save them from the doom of eternal hell and raise them to eternal life.  (Private OLOE, March 23, 2003)  I love you and I thank you as a Mother and as your friend, and most importantly as the Ark of the Covenant which brings to my Son souls purified and ready for eternal life.”  (Private OLOE, January 14, 2006)


So too, God the Father reviews the ultimate end of gratification and the ultimate beginning with Him in eternal life:


“I am the God of yesterday and the God of today.  I am Alpha and Omega.  I am!  No one can divide Me from yesterday or today or with their private intentions.  I see within; and there, through your strength you have the ability, if you so choose, to rise and be the new column and pillar of Light.  Bring all—all to the Throne of God!  For all are important.  Every soul is important….What is necessary is to live with the continuity of Love….Words mean nothing….What is important is the Love, there forever, cherishing and living in the Light and Truth of God.  Vigilance, prudence, temperance, patience, humility and the complete surrender to My Divine Will are the ultimate end of gratification and the ultimate beginning,”  (GTF, Dec, 8, 2007)


So with this being said, Our Lady of Emmitsburg closes with these words:


“So it is as simple as this:  My Son is here,

as He is in many places, yes. 

But in a special way, here He is, and I am too.

We are not leaving!”

(Public OLOE, Sept. 23, 2007)


As a determined and loving Mother who refuses to give up on any of her children, Our Lady of Emmitsburg through Gianna promises:


“For those who have ears, hear!

We are not leaving!”

(Public OLOE, July 13, 2008)



“Come to your Jesus of Mercy!

I await you!”

(JOM, Vol III, # , March 25, 1991)


“I will be their God, and they shall be My people!”

(2 Cor 6:16, Heb 8:10)


“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”

 (Mt 3:2, Mk 1:3, Lk 3:4)


“Know how serious this plan is!”

(Our Lady of Emmitsburg, OLOE)