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 Father.
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 words.
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 Judah, 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, 2005.)