✞ The virtue of the Cross. Stripping oneself of one’s own will.
Peace to you. Dear beloved children, on this day I invite you to pray for the conversion of those who do not believe in God. You are all blessed for having heard my call and for having come to this sanctuary, the place I have chosen. Beloved(s), it is with a heart overflowing with love for you that I come once again to invite you to total and sincere prayer. I bless all those present here and who set their comfort aside and fearlessly proclaim these apparitions of mine. Rays of love and grace are going out from my Immaculate Heart to you all on this special day. I love you and that is why I come to awaken you, in order to call you to conversion. The hands [of the clock] do not stop: the time is counted, yet there is still time to convert. Have faith and courage. I invite you to prayer, to penance, to forgiveness, and not to waste time. After the Great Sign, there will be no time left.  There will be only tears and it will be too late. Be happy and grateful to the Father who has made you worthy of the inheritance of the saints. With love I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
*Translator’s note: Message received in the context of the Hour of Grace requested for every December 8 at noon in the apparitions of the Virgin Mary, Rosa Mystica, in Montichiari (Italy) in 1947 to Pierina Gilli (1911-1991). The official position of the Church is that these apparitions are considered “private experiences” of the seer, but the Bishop of Brescia, Msgr. Pierantonio Tremolada, elevated the Basilica of Fontanelle di Montichiari to the level of a diocesan Marian sanctuary in 2019. The Hour of Grace was celebrated there on December 8, 2021, preceded by an act of Marian consecration the day before. In Sao José dos Pinhais, an exudation of oil occurred on December 8th from a crucifix in the apparition chapel:
Numerous similar phenomena related to the devotion to Mary as Rosa Mystica have been reported all over the world. See here.
My children, on this day I invite you to pray for your families. Come all of you beneath the virginal mantle of your Mother, Mystical Rose, Queen of Peace. Beloveds, take refuge in my Immaculate Heart and do not let yourselves be troubled by what the world tells you. Trust. These are the times that were announced. Today, remember my seventh apparition at Ile-Bouchard, France, in 1947, to four children.** I repeat here what I conveyed in l’Ile-Bouchard: pray much for sinners. Do not let your hearts be troubled by the news of the world. The Rosary is a weapon against all evil. With love, I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
**The 7 Marian apparitions in l’Ile-Bouchard to Jacqueline & Jeannette Aubry, Nicole Robin and Laura Croizon between December 8 and 14, 1947:
Pilgrimages and public worship invoking “Our Lady of Prayer” in l’Ile-Bouchard were authorized on December 8th, 2001 by André Vingt-Trois, then Archbishop of Tours (and subsequently of Paris). —Translator’s note.
|↑1||Several apparitions, such as Garabandal, Betania, and Medjugorje, speak of a permanent indestructible “sign” or miracle that will be left at the apparition sites. Other seers have also said that, for those who hold off their conversion until then, it will be too late. Consider 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 that speaks of Satan’s counterfeit signs that will also appear, particularly through the Antichrist or ‘lawless one’: “the one whose coming springs from the power of Satan in every mighty deed and in signs and wonders that lie, and in every wicked deceit for those who are perishing because they have not accepted the love of truth so that they may be saved. Therefore, God is sending them a deceiving power so that they may believe the lie, that all who have not believed the truth but have approved wrongdoing may be condemned.”|