Public Message from Our Lady of Emmitsburg

To the World

Through Gianna Sullivan


Independence Day--July 4, 2005


Little children, praised be Jesus!

Little ones, I thank God for you. As a humble Mother, I give praise

to the Holy Trinity for the gift of your lives, for your freedom, for

what you can achieve in God's Peace, and for how you can reach out in

unity to be the Body of Christ, uniting in harmony all peoples of all faiths.

This is a great country that God has blessed. But a true country,

worthy of the blessing of God, is not rooted in power or

materialism. A country worthy of God's Peace is a country rooted in

prayer, in faith, in love, in honesty, in humility, in perseverance,

in compassion and in littleness.

I would invite you, each one of you, my children, to answer this most

important question: "Who are you?" You are born alone, and when you

come to meet your Creator at some point in your life, you will die

alone. So to answer the question, "Who are you?", you must look into

the depths of the core of your soul. You must root out all the vices

that are there; and you must grow in true Love, in true humility, and

in the freedom which is there, yours to be had.

Freedom is not based in power, but it is based in Truth. With God

you have the power and the grace to rise above the challenges, to

meet your brother and kinsmen face to face in a handshake, and to

become as one, consoling, inviting, unifying and accepting.

I love you; but never forget, God loves you more. He is the Divine;

I am the humble messenger; and you are His humble children, invited

to be His pillars of Light, Truth and Peace.

Receive the blessings of Almighty God. I take all of your petitions

to the Foot of the Cross; and I join you in your suffering, which I

know so well. Thank you for your response and your prayers for a

free tomorrow.


Reflection on the July 4, 2005 Message

On this Independence Day, our spiritual Mother reminds us of the

bountiful, special blessings God has bestowed upon us, both as

individuals and as a nation under God. She, then, challenges us to

use our God-given freedom and power to work for peace and unity. We

must root out our vices and grow in littleness, love, faith, honesty,

and compassion. We must extend our hands of friendship, as siblings

of the Living God, to every person on every land. Our Mother calls

us to be pillars of God's Light, Truth and Peace.

Together then, Brothers and Sisters, let us work and pray for a free

tomorrow, allowing our Mother to lead us in our efforts.

As ever, let us deeply reflect on these words from Heaven above.

(Fr. John B. Wang)