Public Message

Our Lady of Emmitsburg

To the World

through Gianna Sullivan

February 21, 2007

Ash Wednesday

Little children, praised be Jesus!

Little ones, this is a very important time in the history of the world where the division continues, and those who are striving to be instruments of Peace and those who are instruments of Justice can meet face to face.

I understand that my words will need tremendous contemplation as to the outcomes and Truth as they unfold. For no human can truly understand the depth and breadth of their meaning. Moreover, because of situations in the world, I have only twice in the history of my appearances to my daughter Gianna, asked her to sacrifice and offer up, as if in a penitential rite, her free will and also the joy she receives in my visitations daily, and only once for a forty day Lenten period. This is the third time I have asked her, and she has agreed.

So outside of my public appearances at which God the Father has most graciously permitted me to deliver a message to the world, this will be the last time during these forty days of Lent that she will be able to see me and hear my words until the most glorious day of Holy Saturday.

She has agreed, as she always does, knowing that the importance of this is for Mother Church. The importance of praying and sacrificing, and of giving up this tremendous joy of a Heavenly moment by those who are privileged and humble, is for the benefit of my Cardinals, Bishops and priests. Not all have turned away, but many have. Those, who see and read this and who mock it, might be them. But those who contemplate the power of penance and joyful loving consolation through prayer, even if they walk the cross of darkness, will be renewed and protected.

Know, little children, that I am with you. I am not leaving you. I pray with you. I will be by you. There will be no difference for you other than the sacrifice of a messenger who loves and cherishes for all to seek favor with God.

Please know that my public words on March 11 will be for you and for all the world. It will be the next time my daughter sees and hears me. What a glorious day, a glorious day for all! However, not until Holy Saturday, will she see and hear me privately for her and only her.

Peace.

Reflection by Fr. John B. Wang

Lent is a period of intense prayer, heroic penance and unstinted giving, a specific time for spiritual revitalization and growth. With that in mind, our Heavenly Mother is seeking a special sacrifice from Gianna: she will not have the joy of seeing and hearing our Mother, in private, for forty days. The visitations of March 11th and April 1st will only be for the purpose of the public messages.

Gianna is to offer this deprivation as a penance for the world and, especially, a sacrifice for Mother Church. Many situations are alarming; there is deep division. There is disbelief and even mockery of Blessed Mother's messages! Reparation for sins is needed. Atonement must be offered through prayer, penance and sacrifice. Let us unite with Gianna in praying and sacrificing for Blessed Motherís intentions. Let us gratefully respond to our Mother by pondering, with Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, the messages which God the Father allows her to convey to us