The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Thursday,  May 10,  2018









The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
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Bulletin/News Story

What ever happened to Our Lady of Emmitsburg?

Our Lady of Emmitsburg appeared publicly to Gianna Talone Sullivan in St. Joseph’s Parish, Emmitsburg, MD, at the weekly Thursday night Marian Prayer Group from November 1993 through September 7, 2000.  The following day, Friday September 8, the Feast of the Birth of Our Lady, officials from the Archdiocese of Baltimore of Maryland called the Sullivans to the diocesan offices for a meeting, presumably to discuss some logistical matters in view of the increasing crowds coming to Emmitsburg on Thursdays.

Much to their surprise, the Sullivans were very deceptively handed without explanation the infamous “Unsigned Letter,” prohibiting the Prayer Group from being held on Church property. This was done by diocesan Judicial Vicar, Msgr. Jeremiah Kenny at the direction of Baltimore’s William Cardinal Keeler. The following Thursday, September 14, the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, the local priests by order of the Archdiocese, locked the Church doors after the 8AM Mass, forbidding any pilgrims, both local and those who had travelled great distances, to even enter the Church for private prayer.

Several weeks earlier, on July 13, 2000, in a prophetic message linking her appearances in Emmitsburg to those at Fatima in 1917, Our Lady of Emmitsburg had said:

“…I predicted a future miracle that all might believe; and now as my plan commences, I once again predict a sign for this October.  God wished to establish world devotion to my Immaculate Heart and now my Immaculate Heart will triumph here at its Center….”  (OLOE, July 13, 2000)

Unfortunately, the Church officials did not have the courage or courtesy to wait until October, but chose rather to try to obstruct Our Lady’s plan by closing the Prayer Group on her birthday in September.  Not wishing to overtly embarrass her Church, Our Lady later said that she obeyed the Church officials, but not without consequences.  However, she did make her presence known on October 13, 2000, both in the Vatican and in Emmitsburg.

Interestingly enough, in the public message on September 7, 2000, in what turned out to be the last Prayer Group held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Our Lady of Emmitsburg had said:

“…Do not be afraid to step into the darkness of His Passion because this is where your victory and glory in my Son are fulfilled.  This is where you will be able to identify with Him in your trial of faith; and this is how you become beautiful and are transformed in His Love….”  (OLOE, Sept. 7, 2000)


The Unsigned Letter

        The Pope, October 13, 2000

The Lourdes Grotto in Emmitsburg, October 13, 2000

The Promise


Pray and discern!

Watch and see!


The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

May 2018

The Month Dedicated to Mother Mary

The Month of Mary

Traditionally May has been celebrated as the month of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. One of the most pious practices that has come down through the centuries is that of the May Crowning of the Virgin Mary.

May Crowning...

Salutations to Mary...


Color Portraits of Our Lady of Emmitsburg

See the beautiful color portraits of Our Lady done by artist Carol Schenk, working with Gianna throughout 2007. Gianna now owns the copyright privileges to these portraits. You are encouraged to download and reproduce the three pictures as reproduction and distribution are expressly permitted!

Mother Mary of Emmitsburg...

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord--May 10, 2018

We are now 40 days past Easter. Many of us have forgotten our Lenten intentions. Many are focused on the end of the school year and summer plans. The professional sports playoffs are in full swing. But in 2008 God the Father gave us some chilling Words on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord:

“…No one knows the time. Many may mock My Words, for no one desires to know the Truth before them…I am there for those who want Me and who have listened along the Way. But for those who at the last moment cry out to their God, perhaps…” (GTF 05-08-08)

Words of God the Father, May 8, 2008...  

What has OLOE said on the feast of her Son's Ascension?

“...On a day like today there is tremendous turmoil in the world, and yet there is tremendous hope. I would ask you to continue to pray for all the children of the world. Pray for those throughout the world who are in families without parents, without siblings, and without anything to look forward to. Pray for those who do not even know that there is a God, that He is the Source of life, and when that life commences. Pray for those who are so alone and so sorrowful that they do not even know how to be happy..." (OLOE Private Ascension Thursday 05-20-04)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Ascension Thursday May 20, 2004...

"...So this is a day of rejoicing, a great, great Feast! Yes, He rose; and as He ascended into Heaven, angels asked, “Why do you look? For as you see Him lifted up into the Heavens, so shall He return the same way.” (Acts 1:11) Yes, at the end of time; but, my little ones, you know that this is now a time of great grace. This time is the time of the Eucharistic Reign that all may be drawn into the Child Jesus to regain and to have reborn into their lives the childlike ways of innocence and dependence on God..." (OLOE Private Ascension Thursday 05-05-05)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Ascension Thursday May 5, 2005...

"...This is the time that God the Father is revealing the beauty of my most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Nothing can change that momentum or the omnipotence behind His Plan. You, however, must realize that in your life, things seem far greater than in other peoples’ lives. They are magnified. If you look to Jesus and focus on Him, then His Life becomes more intensified and yours not as magnified. This allows you to have a holy indifference, waiting patiently with confidence and joy for God’s Divine Will and timing to unfold...."                                                      (OLOE Private Ascension Thursday Vigil 05-16-07)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Ascension Thursday Vigil May 16, 2007...

"...And is that not related to this most glorious day of my Son’s Ascension? What is that all about? Do you really know? With years of study and reflection, do you really know the meaning? Perhaps now, with open heart and open ears and open mind, you might grasp the validity of the Truth..."  (OLOE Private Ascension Thursday 05-01-08)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Ascension Thursday May 1, 2008...

“..Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen Him going into Heaven..” Acts(1-11)


Novena for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

May 11-19, 2018

At no time in the salvation history have so many souls been at risk and is the world so in need for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on each and every soul. Please join us in a 9-day Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts. To complete the novena by Pentecost Sunday May 24th begin today This Novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself, when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on that first Pentecost!

Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts...

Image of the HOLY SPIRIT hovering over the earth...


Feast of Our Lady of Fatima - May 13, 2018

Today the world again celebrates Our Lady’s first of six apparitions in 1917 to the three peasant children in Fatima with her call for prayer and penance, reparation for sin, the conversion of sinners and for world peace. Do you ever wonder what the world would look like today if the world had listened? What happened on May 13, 1917, in Fatima, Portugal?

Fatima Apparition May 13, 1917...

Novena to Our Lady of Fatima - May 13th thru 21st, 2018

Our Lady of Emmitsburg herself made the link between her message and mission at Fatima and here in Emmitsburg. It may be that the yet to be accomplished Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as prescribed by Our Lady in Fatima, will be the key to unlock all that Our Lady has promised and all that God has to offer to the world through the Center of Our Lady?s Immaculate Heart here in Emmitsburg:

"I have been waiting for 2000 years to fulfill the plan God the Father has commissioned to me to bear the fruits of my Son’s redemption. Through my Immaculate Heart I will obtain for you from my Blessed Son every grace, justice, charity and peace. What commenced in Fatima with my three little children will continue now and come to fruition here at the Center of my Immaculate Heart."(OLOE Public 05-11-00)


Our Lady of Emmitsburg May 11, 2000...

Our Lady of Emmitsburg June 29, 2000...

Our Lady of Emmitsburg July 13, 2000...

Our Lady of Emmitsburg July 20, 2000...


Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima

Most Holy Virgin, who has deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary, inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it, we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners, the conversion of Russia, and this favor that I so earnestly seek, request which I ask of you in this novena, for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of all people. Amen.

Pray 3 sets of: 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory Be...

Litany of Our Lady of Fatima...

Review the story of Fatima: the children, the apparitions, the beatification and the Third Secret with commentary by Church officials:

The Story of Fatima

Another Fatima Document?

The celebration of the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord fell upon Thursday May 13th in the 2010 liturgical year, superseding the traditionally celebrated Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. On May 13, many faithful renew their devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary and reconsider the messages from her apparitions as Our Lady of Fatima. In 2000, Pope John Paul II decided to publish the text of the third part of the "secret of Fatima." So, on June 26, 2000 the Sacred Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith publicly published a document entitled "The Message of Fatima." Among other content found in this Holy See document is some background information and relevant communications as well as the text of what is known as the "Third Secret". Also, a "Theological Commentary" and a section entitled admittedly: "An attempt to interpret the 'secret' of Fatima" were made by he who is now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI but back then in 2000 was Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

In a Public Message to the World dated September 15, 2003, Our Lady of Emmitsburg makes reference to the Third Secret of Fatima regarding which she foretells: "is about to unfold."

Also in that same publicly published message which was widely disseminated

worldwide, OLOE outlines why the "...Church is in such turmoil today":

"...It has not been revealed and understood in its totality as to how it applies to humanity. It deals with the Truth and who shall stand up for the Truth; and how my most beloved Pope is holding up the Truth of my Son while being hit with crashing waves."

"...I can tell you, my dear ones, that there is not a difference between Church and State. If there were a separation between Church and State, then all the politicians in this country and the leaders in the world would not seek the advice of my most beloved Pope. Dignitaries, diplomats and leaders from many different countries all filter through channels to my most beloved Pope. He makes appeals to them and to the world. He strives for Peace. He challenges people in the world to rise above divisions, wars, conflicts and animosities between groups. If Church and State were different, then the Church would have to be truly and most completely separated from all the political issues in this world today. This is why my Church is in such turmoil today. My Cardinals, my Bishops, many of my priests, and even the laity are so deeply involved politically; so focused on relationships, administrative and political issues, and career stepping stones; and so intent on being recognized in many ways other than spiritually. The effects of all this have rolled down through the hierarchy of the Church to the local parishes, where many people are suffering because my children desire to be fed the Truth; and what they are receiving is only what is desired within the "self" of each of those in charge rather than what my Son desires to give them. My most beloved Pope is surrounded by many priests, Bishops, Cardinals and laity who orchestrate his time and who have oftentimes fed him incorrect information. It is not that these priests, Bishops, Cardinals and laity are not good, but rather that they are most intimately preoccupied with both political and administrative issues, as well as many self-satisfying issues. That is why the 3rd secret that I gave at Fatima told of my most beloved Pope climbing a mountain followed by wolves. It told of the future and what will happen in my Church. It did not end with the Millennium, but is beginning now because of the lack of commitment of many priests, Bishops and Cardinals who have been invited to speak the Truth. My Son sacrificed His Life for you for the Truth. If He did not give you this Truth and invite each of you within the Church to be a voice of His Truth, then His Death would have been an act of vanity; but His Death was not in vain." (OLOE Public 09-15-03)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Message to the World September 15, 2003...

The Fourth Secret of Fatima" by John Vennari...

"Author Claims that Two Documents Comprise
Third Fatima Secret, One Revealed, One Not"
Published by Spirit Daily May 5, 2010...


In a March 19, 2010 message, Our Lady of Emmitsburg confirms that the truth of Fatima could be better revealed and understood in its totality:

"...I can tell you that even regarding Fatima, about which I have said that here (Emmitsburg, Maryland), "The Center of the Immaculate Heart") is the continuation of Fatima, even at Fatima the hierarchy of the Church never really did reveal the Truth; for there is another document. Everything that I have said will come to pass; and I have told you, most importantly, that your time is only beginning...."  (Private OLOE, Mar. 19, 2010)


Mother’s Day Tribute - May 13, 2018

In honor of all the mothers in the world, and most especially in honor of our Heavenly Mother Mary:


Mother's Day Tribute - May 13, 2018..

(Adapted from the Opening Remarks of the May 11, 2008 Monthly Marian Prayer Group.)

Mother's Day Message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg in 2006:

"Thank you,
thank you for loving my Son;
and most importantly,
as a Mother
at this special time,
thank you
for being ‘mothers’
and allowing me to be yours.”
(OLOE Private 05-13-06)


Feast of St. Matthias - May 14, 2018

Apostle of Our Lord and Martyr

Almighty God,
who into the place of the traitor Judas
chose thy faithful servant Matthias
to be of the number of the twelve Apostles;
grant that Thy Church, being always preserved from false Apostles,
may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Collect from the feast of Saint Matthias)

What do we know about St. Matthias, the apostle who replaced Judas?

The Apostle St. Matthias...

What did OLOE say on the apostle St. Mathias' feast?

“…There is a great trial of faith coming, and it is necessary for you to willingly incorporate all the graces God has bestowed upon you now by conditioning your ways to be vessels of love and by ,b>tempering the vices of your flesh. If you wait to the last moment by reasoning you have time, it will be too late because you will not be able to discern God's Truth and could be pulled into the deceptive ways of my adversary?. Do not let your defenses down at any time or you can fall prey to wickedness…” (OLOE Public 05-14-98)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg May 14, 1998...


Novena to St. Rita of Cascia--May 14th to 22nd, 2018

Wife, mother, widow & Augustinian nun
Patroness of impossible cases and difficult marriages

Join us as we pray this 9-day Novena to St. Rita of Cascia for the seemingly countless number of impossible cases in our lives and throughout the whole world:

Patroness Prayer of Petition to St. Rita of Cascia

All glorious St. Rita, patroness of those in need, your intercession with Our Lord is most powerful. Through the favors obtained by your prayers, you have been called the advocate of the hopeless and even impossible cases. St. Rita, humble and pure, patient and compassionate lover of Christ Crucified! We have confidence that everyone who has recourse to you will find comfort and relief. Listen to our petitions and show your power with God in our behalf. Obtain our petitions for us if they are for the greater honor of God and for our good. We promise, if our petitions are granted, to make known your favor and to glorify God for His gift. Relying on your power with this merciful Savior, we ask this of you: (your private petition).

Brief biography of St. Rita of Cascia...

What has Our Lady of Emmitsburg said on this feast of St. Rita?

“…How blessed are you to receive the gift of suffering,, a gift that cleanses and purifies, and one which joins you with my Son in a salvific way?. I bless all of you and take your petitions to My Son’s Most Sacred Heart, a Heart on fire for you, a Heart torn so that it might give to you. Take it! He extends it to you. Let it burn within you, and you shall never be thirsty. As He thirsts, you quench His thirst by your every prayer….” (OLOE Private 05-22-04)


Feast of St. Dymphna - May 15, 2018

Virgin, Martyr and Patroness of the Mentally Ill (+621)

In a world plagued by so much violence, war, poverty, illness and sin, it is not surprising that mental illness has taken a tremendous toll of humanity. Join us as we ask for the intercession of St. Dymphna:

Brief biography and Litany of St. Dymphna...

This prayer to Saint Dymphna, printed below, succinctly identifies her as the well-known patron saint of those with mental or nervous disorders:

Good Saint Dymphna, great wonder-worker in every affliction of mind and body, I humbly implore your powerful intercession with Jesus through Mary, the Health of the Sick, in my present need. (Mention it.) Saint Dymphna, martyr of purity, patroness of those who suffer with nervous and mental afflictions, beloved child of Jesus and Mary, pray to Them for me and obtain my request.

(Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.)

Saint Dymphna, Virgin and Martyr, pray for us.

What has OLOE said on this great feast of St. Dymphna?

“…If you love my Son with your entire being, your attention span will not drift and you will remain single of heart and in union with Him. What matters is that you willingly offer your blind awareness and your entire being, stripped of speculation and qualities, to my Son with a joyful love?. Forget your misery, and do not analyze your thoughts. It is enough to praise Jesus with the offering of your naked being. Thoughts of your attributes and qualities or meditated misery will not further your growth or bring you closer to perfection. It is your blind awareness and an undivided heart which will gain you perfection in His Love and allow you to grow in holiness….” (OLOE Public 05-15-97)

Our Lady of Emmitsburg May 15, 1997...


Grace-filled Spiritual Gifts

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Rosaries

In honor of Our Lady in this Month of the Immaculate Conception and the Christmas Season, it is the privilege of the Foundation to direct you to two private companies specializing in faith-inspired handcrafted rosaries and jewelry. Most notable has been their efforts in designing the first Our Lady of Emmitsburg rosaries. We would like to introduce you to the beautiful artistry of Vanessa Rackers of Little Gemma Designs in Waynesboro, PA, and Arasely Chelsea Rios of Seraphym Designs in Temecula, CA. With the holiday season fast approaching, you may find some very special gift ideas here. Thanks to Vanessa and Chelsea!

Our Lady of Emmitsburg Rosaries...


Reflections from Gianna's Perspective

Read personal reflections from Gianna's perspective on the inspirational gifts she has received over the past 25 years, beginning with some of the earliest guidance she experienced on her spiritual journey.

Reflections from Gianna's Perspective...


The Spring of the Holy Spirit

The Wild Goose


Prayer to Save America

During these critical times in U.S. history as well as in salvation history, the Foundation will be including this prayer on all e-newsletters.

O merciful God, we cry to Thee for pardon and for mercy.
We are an unbelieving and perverse generation.
We are disobedient, disloyal and ungrateful to Thee. 
We have excluded Thee from our homes, our schools, our places of business. 
We are no longer worthy to be called Thy children. 
Merciful Father, spare America! 
Forgive us! 
Save us from the scourge we deserve. 
Teach us Thy law, and move our wills to serve Thee today and everyday. 
Merciful God, please spare America!
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Pray for us!


Featured Writings...


Pope Francis Prayer Intention – May 2018

Join in praying for the May 2018 prayer intention of Pope Francis:

UNIVERSAL:  The Mission and the Laity—That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.


DAILY OFFERING PRAYER - O Jesus, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.



World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg
Held in Homes Around the World,
June 3, 2018
Join us on the first Sunday of the month: "The World Wide Prayer Group of Our Lady of Emmitsburg" organized by Martin Todd Ministries and to be held in your own homes and communities.

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