Public Message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg
To the World
through Gianna Sullivan
January 31, 2005
The Feast of St. Don Bosco
Little children, praised be Jesus!
Little ones, I wish you could see the Joy that God has when He looks
into your souls and sees the beauty and tranquility there, and when
He receives the praise you give to the Triune God.
Even in the midst of your turmoil, little ones, the trivial things
that you make bigger than they really are, these are nothing in the
eyes of God. God looks into your hearts and souls and at all your
good actions, your intentions, your prayer, and your incentives. So
be at peace, and know that you are blessed by the Hand of God. All
your intentions are taken by me and laid at the Foot of my Son's
Cross, where He then in His One Salvific Act presents them to His
With all the pain that has occurred through the events in the world,
yet there is nothing that has not been previously foretold. In
fact, I have cautioned and invited all to be prepared so that when
these things happened, all would be in the proper frame of mind, one
of preparation, and with their hearts at peace.
The prophecy** of my son, Saint Don Bosco, is now unfolding; and you
living within this time period are witnessing its Truth with your
own eyes. Within this unveiling, there too you shall see unfold the
prophecy of my most blessed Saint Anthony's (of Padua) precious
I know, little ones, that all can rise above levels of interior
conflict and external pressures to be able to be a people of Peace.
"So fly away, you evil spirits! The Lion of the Tribe of Juda, the
Root of David has conquered." ***
All the evil ones shall be silenced and cast into the Lion's mouth.
Peace to you, little ones. My Joy is with you, and my prayer is
that your joy may be complete.
(It was on January 31, 1993, twelve years ago, on the Feast of St.
Don Bosco, that Our Lady first appeared as Our Lady of Emmitsburg to
Gianna in Emmitsburg, Maryland, at the Lourdes Grotto, and invited
her and her future husband Michael to leave their homes and careers
and to move there after their marriage later that year, to assist
Our Lady of Emmitsburg in her plan for the world.)
**On May 30, 1862, Father Don Bosco narrated a dream in which he saw
the Roman Pontiff standing at the helm of a great flagship (the
Church) steering it amidst the attack from many enemy ships
(persecutions against the Church) between two solid columns soaring
high into the sky. One column is surmounted by a statue of the
Immaculate Virgin at whose feet a large inscription reads: Help of
Christians; and the other column, loftier and sturdier, supporting a
large (Eucharistic) Host and bearing beneath it the inscription:
Salvation of Believers; these two columns signifying the only two
things that can save mankind in such a great hour: Devotion to Mary
and to the Blessed Sacrament.
(Brown, Eugene M., Rev., Dreams, Visions & Prophecies of Don Bosco,
Don Bosco Publications, New Rochelle, New York, 1986.)
***Our Lady quoted these words from the Prayer or Blessing against
Storms, which has appeared for 33 years in the PIETA prayer book,
and which in the new 2005 edition is attributed to a pilgrim priest
who in the 13th century anonymously visited a convent and church
near Lisbon, Portugal, that had been devastated almost yearly by
storms, causing severe loss of property and life. This pilgrim
priest left a written copy of this prayer with the gatekeeper of the
convent, and then he disappeared. It was posted and carried by the
monks, and since that time storms have caused no damage to either
the convent or the religious there. Subsequently, it was ordered to
be published by Pope Innocent III (1198-1216). On January 15, 2005,
Our Lady of Emmitsburg shared with mystic Gianna Sullivan that this
mysterious pilgrim priest had been St. Anthony (of Padua), and she
encouraged the use of this prayer during these current times.
(PIETA, MLOR Corporation, Hickory Corners, MI, USA,  731-4490,
Reflection on the Jan. 31, 2005 Message
In this message, it is of great significance that the Mother of God
indicates the time for the fulfillment of the renown vision given to
St. John Bosco has now come. The final battle between Good and Evil
seems to be imminent.
The victory of the Church is anchored in Jesus and Mary, the two
colossal columns, soaring high into the sky amidst the stormy sea.
The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus in the Sacred Host,
Salus credentium - Salvation of Believers and the Immaculate Virgin,
Auxilium Christianorum - Help of Christians convey that our duty as
combatants is crystal clear: Fervent Eucharistic Adoration and
Ardent Devotion to our Blessed Mother. Thanks be to God that Pope
John Paul II, aflame with the Holy Spirit, has steered the course of
the Bark of Peter through the Year of the Rosary and, now, the Year
of the Eucharist.
Therefore, let us, daily, spend long hours prostrating and pleading
before the Most Holy Sacrament and, incessantly, praying and
meditating on the mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary. As promised,
Jesus and Mary will calm the storm and guide us to the safe,
tranquil harbor of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and
the Eucharistic Reign of the Child Jesus.
(Fr. John B. Wang)