The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Published Thursday,  May 17,  2018






The Foundation of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
P.O. Box 505
Fairfield, PA 17320





“…The Holy Spirit, then, as Jesus promises, guides us “into all truth” (Jn 16:13) he leads us not only to an encounter with Jesus, the fullness of Truth, but guides us “into” the Truth, that is, he helps us enter into a deeper communion with Jesus himself, gifting us knowledge of the things of God. We cannot achieve this on our own strengths. If God does not enlighten us interiorly, our being Christians will be superficial….”  (Pope Francis, Vatican, May 15, 2013)

Read his entire reflection…..


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...


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...


Pentecost Sunday—May 20, 2018 

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

 The Litany of the Holy Spirit with Chaplet...


“Receive the Holy Spirit!”
(Jn 20:22)

On this Feast of Pentecost, let us ponder the life of the Holy Spirit within us through the Lessons from Our Lord Jesus Christ to the world and the Messages of Our Lady of Emmitsburg:

 “I have given My people the greatest gift of all, the Gift of My Holy Spirit. If they would invite My Spirit to dwell in them, people would see and hear according to what I wish for them to see and hear…”(JOM, Vol I, #29, 01-09-89, Presence)

“Who is this 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. From the human perception, My people should perceive the Holy Spirit as a living person. It is like a blind person, who cannot see another living person, but knows with his mind and heart that there are people living in bodily form. My Spirit is a living Person, Who unites His Spirit to your existing spirit, and grants gifts of salvation, peace, beauty and endless graces…” (JOM, Vol II, #20, 11-27-89, Holy Spirit)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy:
November 27, 1989...

“…Allow the Holy Spirit to grace you and act in you. Have confidence that whatever happens will benefit all souls. You will not fully understand how the Holy Spirit works in you and for what purpose, until you reach the highest level of abandoning yourself to God. In order to receive My grace, you must surrender. Allow My grace to replace everything in your life on which you rely heavily. Focus your attention on what is happening right now, not what happened in the past, or what may come to pass. In this way, the Will of God can move in you. I am the One with all! I dwell in all, but the freedom of the free will allows for surrendering and hence, virtues to be bestowed…”      (JOM, Vol IV, #89, 09-15-92, Confidence)

I AM Your Jesus of Mercy
September 15, 1992...


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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