Public Message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
April 9, 2004
Good Friday

Little children, praised be Jesus.

O' my little ones, God looks down upon you from Heaven above. He takes
your prayers, your petitions and your intentions. He tells you in your
hearts how much He loves you and how much He suffered for you. He was
flogged because of His Love for you. So too are you flogged by
temptations, personal tribulations, desolation and misfortunes; but God
loves you.

I His Mother desire you to know that He your God is not alone with you, but
I your Mother join Him and am also with you. God the Father releases the
graces and gifts of holiness upon you, for all those who love, respect,
adore, and humbly submit and surrender their lives to Divine Providence. I
would ask all of you to do this. We love you.

You can never go wrong in your prayer lives and in your daily lives if you
make my Son the most visible part of your minds, your hearts and your
souls. May your lips forever proclaim the glorious Truth of His Salvific
Act of redemption for you.

You should know how I as a Mother comfort you, especially during this time
when so many are being attacked, are doubtful, are searching, are wondering
where to go and what to do, and even seem lost. I your Mother am with you,
chasing after you, striving to see you eye to eye just as I did with my Son
during His Passion, because you are special and you can bring about a change.

The evil one would like all humanity to think that there is no place in
this materialistic world for people of prayer and for those who hold in
their hearts the Truth and follow my Son's Word in the Gospel. Do not look
to this world. Look at my Son's Life from the Incarnation through His
Resurrection, and focus on His Salvific Act of Love for you. Look to those
who are genuine in their prayer lives, regardless of their faith; so that
through your actions, your words may glorify God; and so that He then can
direct, draw, refurbish, and make everything NEW.

I am only a Mother, and I humbly bow to my Eternal Creator. As a Mother I
invite all my children to bow also to our Eternal Creator, each seeking to
show no superiority over others in any aspect of life; because it is God
Who rules, decides, appoints, invites, and heals. How glorious a
moment! How honored a position! How grateful am I to be among you, with
you, beside you and in you, along with my Son, as your Mother!

Peace to you.

Reflection on the April 9, 2004 Message:

While His Sacred Heart was overflowing with Love and Mercy, our Lord Jesus
suffered and died for us. The Immaculate Heart of our dear Mother Mary,
fully united to her Son, suffered with Jesus. The Wellspring of Grace which
gushes from the Covenant of the Two Hearts invites us to respond,
generously, with love and with profound gratitude as we focus on living in
conformity with this Supreme Sacrifice of Jesus and Mary.
Jesus suffered; we, His disciples, must also suffer. Jesus was scourged;
we, His followers, must also participate in His scourging. As Christians,
we are called to share the fullness of Christ's life, the joys and the
sorrows. Tribulation, misfortune and pain, in our lives, serve God's
perfect purpose, for, it is God Who rules and decides. We must have faith
in His Divine Providence. God releases graces and gifts for those who
trust Him and humbly surrender to His Will. Let us, then, take up our
cross and follow Jesus and Mary as we walk, with love and confidence, the
Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, for we never walk alone. Our Redeemer
and His Mother are always by our side to comfort, strengthen, guide and
protect us. We know Easter Sunday will follow Good Friday; Resurrection
will follow death.

May Jesus be ever in our minds, hearts and souls. May the words and deeds
of our lives, always and forever, proclaim the glory of our Savior!
(Fr. John B. Wang)