✞ The virtue of the Cross. Stripping oneself of one’s own will.
Dear children, thank you for being here in prayer and for having responded to my call in your hearts. Children, look at the world: it has reached [the point of] destruction. I have asked and continue to ask you to pray the Holy Rosary and to entrust yourselves to God, your only salvation. You are traveling along a road full of dangers and yet you do not believe; open your hearts, be united and be one sole family so that you can help one another. Soon you will see so many things; you will also be witnesses of the end of this battle and victors together with Jesus. Do not fear. How many believe that all this will pass quickly: you have let yourselves be shaped by what the powerful, the world elite are saying, without understanding what has been happening. Be careful: what they tell you will not always be for your good. Pray for Italy and for the world, which is in great danger. The Vatican will be greatly shaken; many prelates will feel the darkness in their hearts. I am relying on your prayers, [my] favored sons*, so that what will come might be mitigated. Now I leave you with my motherly blessing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
[*Italian figli prediletti – when used in locutions, this wording normally indicates priests, but here it could also mean “my favored children”, denoting the faithful in a broader sense. Translator’s note.]