Our Lady of America

The following are some messages given by Our Lady to an American nun from the 1950s to the 1980s.  The book of messages has received ecclesiastical approval, as well as the medal Our Lady asked to be struck and the prayers she asked to be prayed, but there has not yet been a formal declaration from Rome on the supernatural character of the events.  This will hopefully be forthcoming.  Personally, I find a resonance to these messages within me, and I’ve been recently and rather surprisingly and strongly drawn to them, for reasons which I partly know and partly do not know, but I’m reasonably certain that it is from God.  The above approval from a Catholic archbishop is an objective criterion, and my own experience is a subjective one, but since I’m the subject in question, it works for me!   In any case, these apparitions and associated messages have received fairly widespread approval among the faithful, and I think they are worth paying attention to.  They’re not specifically about Mary’s relation to the Holy Eucharist, though there is an emphasis on the Divine Indwelling, which is what the Eucharist effects in us.  The main message—and it should be no surprise that this has been given to Americans—is that of purity of heart and body, and conversion of life.  For more information, click here to go to the official website.  For a prayer to her for America, click here.

“I am Our Lady of America.  I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives… I wish [America] to be the country dedicated to my purity.  The wonders I will work will be the wonders of the soul.  They must have faith and believe firmly in my love for them.  I desire that they be the children of my Pure Heart… Let them come to me with confidence and simplicity, and I, their Mother, will teach them to become pure like my Heart, that their own hearts may be more pleasing to the Heart of my Son.

“Behold, O my children, the tears of your Mother!  Shall I weep in vain?  Assuage the sorrow of my Heart over the ingratitude of sinful men by the love and chasteness of your lives.  Will you do this for me, beloved children, or will you allow your Mother to weep in vain?  I come to you, O children of America, as a last resort.  I plead with you to listen to my voice.  Cleanse your souls in the Precious Blood of my Son. Live in His Heart, and take me in, that I may teach you to live in great purity of heart, which is so pleasing to God.  Be my army of chaste soldiers, ready to fight to the death to preserve the purity of your souls.  I am the Immaculate One, Patroness of your land. [The Bishops of the United States formally consecrated our country to Our Lady as the Immaculate Conception in the 19th century.]  Be my faithful children as I have been your faithful Mother… I desire to make the whole of America my shrine by making every heart accessible to the love of my Son.

“Man fears to sacrifice himself because he is selfish.  If souls would place themselves into my keeping, I would teach them the way of true love… Peace is from within, not from without… Man will only have peace if he has in his heart that true love of neighbor that springs from a wholehearted love for my Son… come to me and learn this true love of my Son, which is so necessary for their peace of soul.

“Reform of life is what I ask as the sign and proof of my children’s love for me.  God looks at the heart, and if it resembles the Heart of His Divine Son, it is with the greatest pleasure that He regards it.  But to make your hearts grow more and more like the Heart of the Son, you must go to the Mother, whose Heart is most like His.  From this Pure and Immaculate Heart you will learn all that will make you more pleasing to the Divine Heart of the Son of God… Come to me, my children, come to me and learn.  There is much I would teach you.  It is for your own happiness and eternal salvation.  Do not disregard the voice of your Mother.  It is the voice of love trying to save you from eternal ruin.

“To many, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass no longer has meaning.  These have lost that spiritual sensitivity of reaching out and touching the wounded hand of my Son.  In a special way, during the Holy Sacrifice, Jesus comes in close contact with those who meet Him in a profound act of faith in a deep sense of His divine and human presence.  It is a great loss when one loses the spiritual sight of the Son that the Father sent to guide us into the Eternal Vision.

“The Presence of the Trinity within every human being is the focal point, the basis of interior holiness.  From this will spring a deep life of prayer and a love for penance as the discipline needed to convert all peoples to a serious preparation for the coming of my Son and His Kingdom.”

[An account of the vision of “Our Lady of the Divine Indwelling”]:

“Our Lady was standing on a globe, her right foot resting on a crescent or quarter moon, the left on the snout of a rather small and very ugly looking dragon. I saw fire come out of his huge jaws, but not very much, as he could not open them wide enough because of Our Lady’s foot. At times he seemed to be somewhat black, again of a shade of green. Our Lady was all in white. Her veil was so long that it seemed to envelop the globe halfway. Sometimes the veil appeared so transparent that Our Lady’s hair could be seen through it, and the hair seemed to be sparkling with the light of many glittering stars. At times the edges of the veil, sleeves, and garments seemed to be outlined in light. The veil was held about her head by a wreath of white roses. Her feet were bare.

“The previous day Our Lady had appeared with her hands out-stretched. At this second visit she slowly raised them, then crossed them on her breast rather close to her waist. While doing so, she bent her head slightly forward, and it seemed that her eyes were closed, not just lowered. On her breast, as though through a veil, the Triangle and the eye, which is often depicted as the symbol of the Divine Indwelling, could be visibly seen. I said that Our Lady’s feet were bare, that is, devoid of any kind of footwear, but on each foot was a large white rose. The roses, both on the feet and on the crown, were of such dazzling whiteness that the outlines of the petals could barely be seen, sometimes not at all. It seemed that a strong beam of light streamed from the Divine Presence within Our Lady onto the globe at her feet. Then half-way around the figure of Our Lady above her head appeared a scroll on which were written in letters of gold the words: ‘All the glory of the King’s daughter is within.’

“Though it did not appear that her lips moved, yet I heard these words quite plainly: ‘I am Our Lady of the Divine Indwelling, handmaid of Him Who dwells within.’  She seemed suffused in a soft glow of light that appeared to come from within her.  It seemed to permeate and, as it were, saturate her whole being, even her apparel and the roses.”

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