June 2, 1899
✞ The greatest favor that can be done for a soul, is to make her know herself.
Volume 2 — Entry 28
|↑1||i.e. The Italian original sono salita merely indicates upward movement, without implying an active ascent comparable to that of Jesus (which would be a theologically incorrect understanding of the Virgin Mary’s Assumption).|
|↑2||Italian: questi tempi che state vivendo saranno gli ultimi sulla terra. The notion of the “last times on earth” should not be taken as implying that this is the end of the world in an absolute sense (past messages received by Valeria Copponi, as by many other credible prophetic voices, have spoken explicitly about the coming renewal of the world and Era of Peace): it needs to be remembered that the primary addressees of Valeria’s locutions are her prayer group in Rome, which may well include many elderly people in the final stages of their lives. Also, the word “times” suggest a final period of eschatological events, which include the Era of Peace. In any case, the message makes it plain that the ultimate goal of Christians needs to remain eternal life with God, rather than any this-worldly objective. Translator’s notes.|
|↑3||While a recent message to Gisella Cardia states that coming events cannot be mitigated, this does not mean that for the individual, the presence of God and Our Lady cannot further mitigate these trials in a personal way to those who welcome heavenly help.|