segunda-feira, 21 de agosto de 2017

O SEGREDO DE LA SALETTE




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O SEGREDO DE LA SALETTE



Aparição e Mensagem de La Salette deixada aos 2 pastorinhos em La Salette, França, no dia 19 de setembro de 1846.

Um menino de nome Maximin Giraud, de onze anos, e Mélanie Calvat, de quinze, estavam cuidando do gado. Mélanie estava acostumada e treinada nesse tipo de trabalho desde os nove anos, mas tudo era novo para Maximin. Seu pai lhe havia pedido que fosse fazer esse serviço como ato generoso, para cooperar com o amigo que estava com o pastor adoentado.

Relata Mélanie:

No dia 18 de Setembro de 1846, véspera da Aparição da Santíssima Virgem, eu estava sozinha, como sempre, cuidando do gado do meu patrão; por volta de onze horas vi um menino que se aproximava. Por um momento tive medo, pois achava que todos deviam saber que eu evitava todo tipo de companhia. O menino se aproximou e me disse:

"Ei menina, vou contigo, sou de Corps". A estas palavras minha malícia natural se mostrou e lhe disse: "Não quero ninguém perto de mim. Quero ficar sozinha". Mas ele, seguindo-me, disse: "Meu patrão me enviou aqui para que cuide do gado contigo. Venho de Corps". Afastei-me dele, agastada, dando-lhe a entender que não queria ninguém por perto. Quando estava a certa distância, sentei-me na grama. Normalmente, dessa forma conversava com as florezinhas ou ao Bom Deus.

Depois de um momento, atrás de mim estava Maximin sentado e directamente me disse: "Deixa-me ficar contigo, me comportarei muito bem". Embora contra minha vontade e sentindo-me incomodada por Maximin, permiti que ficasse. Ao ouvir os sinos de la Salette para o Ângelus, disse-lhe para elevar sua alma a Deus. Ele tirou o chapéu e se manteve em silêncio por um momento. Logo comemos e brincamos juntos. Quando caiu a tarde descemos a montanha e prometemos voltar ao dia seguinte para levar o gado novamente.

No dia seguinte, sábado, 19 de Setembro de 1846, o dia estava muito quente e as duas crianças concordaram em comer seu almoço em um lugar sombreado. Contrariamente a seu costume, eles se estendem sobre a relva... e adormecem. O tempo passa!... Mélanie foi a primeira a despertar:

"Maximin, Maximin, vem depressa, vamos ver nossas vacas... Não sei onde andam!".

Rapidamente sobem a ladeira. Voltando-se, têm diante de si toda a pradaria: as vacas lá estão ruminando calmamente. Os dois pastores se tranquilizam. Mélanie começa a descer. A meio caminho se detém imóvel e pergunta a Maximin se não vê o que ela estava vendo:

"Maximin, olha lá, aquele clarão!".

Maximin corre gritando:

"Onde? Onde?"

Mélanie estende o dedo para o fundo do vale onde haviam dormido. O clarão se mexia e se agitava, como dividindo-se ao meio.

"Oh, meu Deus!", exclamou Mélanie, deixando cair o cajado.

Algo fantasticamente inconcebível a inundava nesse momento e ela se sentiu atraída, com profundo respeito, cheia de amor e o coração batendo mais rapidamente. Viram uma Senhora sentada em uma enorme pedra. Tinha o rosto entre as mãos e chorava amargamente. Mélanie e Maximin estavam com medo e não se mexiam.

A Mensagem de La Salette.

A Senhora, pondo-se lentamente de pé e cruzando suavemente seus braços, lhes disse:

- Vinde, meus filhos, não tenhais medo, aqui estou para vos contar uma grande novidade!

Então, as crianças foram até à Bela Senhora. Ela não parava de chorar. "Achávamos que era uma mamã cujos filhos a tivessem maltratado e que se teria refugiado na montanha para chorar".

A Senhora era alta e toda de luz. Vestia-se como as mulheres da região: vestido longo, um grande avental, lenço cruzado e amarrado as costas, touca de camponesa. Rosas coroando sua cabeça, ladeando o lenço e ornando seu calçado. Em sua fronte, a luz brilhava como um diadema. Em seus olhos havia lágrimas que rolavam pelas faces. Sobre os ombros carregava uma pesada corrente. Uma corrente mais leve prendia, sobre o peito, um crucifixo resplandecente, com um martelo de um lado, e de outro uma turquês.

Ela disse:

- Se Meu povo não quer submeter-se, sou forçada a deixar cair o braço de Meu Filho. É tão forte e tão pesado que não o posso mais suster.

Há quanto tempo sofro por vós!

Dei-vos seis dias para trabalhar, reservei-me o sétimo, e não mo querem conceder! É isso que torna tão pesado o braço de Meu Filho.

E também os carroceiros não sabem injuriar sem usar o Nome de Meu Filho. São essas as duas coisas que tornam tão pesado o braço de Meu Filho.

Se a colheita se estraga, não é senão por vossa causa. Eu vo-lo mostrei no ano passado com as batas, e vós nem fizestes caso! Ao contrário, quando encontráveis batatas estragadas, injuriáveis usando o Nome de Meu Filho. Elas continuarão assim, e neste ano, para o Natal, não haverá mais.

A palavra "batatas" (em francês: 'pommes de terre'), deixa Mélanie intrigada. No dialecto da região, se diz "la truffa". E a palavra 'pommes' lembra-lhe o fruto da macieira. Ela se volta então para Maximin, para lhe pedir uma explicação. A Senhora, porém adianta-se dizendo:

- Não compreendeis, meus filhos? Vou dizê-lo de outro modo.

Retomando pois, as últimas frases no dialecto de Corps ('patois'), língua falada correntemente por Maximin e Mélanie, a Senhora prossegue sempre no patois:

- ”Se tiverdes trigo, não deveis semeá-lo. Todo o que semeardes será devorado pelos insectos, e o que produzir se transformará em pó ao ser malhado.

Virá grande fome. Antes que a fome chegue, as crianças menores de sete anos serão acometidas de tremuras e morrerão nas mãos das pessoas que as segurarem. Os outros farão penitência pela fome. As nozes estarão vazias, as uvas apodrecerão.

De repente, a Senhora continuou a falar, mas somente Maximin a entendia. (Foi aqui que foi dado o Segredo a Maximin – Ver adiante). Mélanie percebia seus lábios se moverem, mas nada entendia.

Alguns instantes depois, Mélanie por sua vez, pôde ouvir, enquanto Maximin nada entendia. (Foi aqui que foi dado o Segredo a Mélanie – Ver adiante).

Assim a Bela Senhora falou em segredo a Maximin e depois a Mélanie. E novamente, os dois em conjunto ouviram as seguintes palavras:

- Se se converterem, as pedras e rochedos se transformarão em montões de trigo, e as batatas serão semeadas nos roçados.

Fazeis bem vossa oração, meus filhos?

- "Não muito, Senhora", respondem as crianças.

- Ah! Meus filhos, é preciso fazê-la bem, à noite e de manhã, dizendo ao menos um Pai Nosso e uma Avé-Maria quando não puderdes rezar mais. Quando puderdes rezar mais, dizei mais.

Durante o Verão, só algumas mulheres mais idosas vão à Missa. Os outros trabalham no Domingo, durante todo o Verão. Durante o Inverno, quanto não sabem o que fazer, vão à Missa zombar da religião. Durante a Quaresma vão ao açougue como cães.

Nunca vistes trigo estragado, meus filhos?

- "Não Senhora", responderam eles.

Então Ela se dirigiu a Maximin:

- Mas tu, meu filho, tu deves tê-lo visto uma vez, perto de Coins, com teu pai. O dono da roça disse a teu pai que fosse ver seu trigo estragado. Ambos fostes até lá. Ele tomou duas ou três espigas entre as mãos, esfregou-as e tudo caiu em pó. Ao voltardes, quando estáveis a meia hora de Corps, teu pai te deu um pedaço de pão dizendo-te: "Toma, meu filho, come pão neste ano ainda, pois não sei quem dele comerá no ano próximo, se o trigo continuar assim".

Maximin respondeu:

- "É verdade, Senhora, agora lembro. Há pouco não lembrava mais".

E a Bela Senhora concluiu, não mais em dialecto 'patois', e sim em francês:

- Pois bem, meus filhos, transmitireis isso a todo o meu povo.

Então Ela seguiu até o lugar em que haviam subido para ver onde estavam as vacas. Seus pés deslizavam, tocando apenas a ponta da relva, sem dobrá-la. Na colina, a Bela Senhora se deteve. Mélanie e Maximin correram até Ela para ver onde ia. A Senhora se eleva rapidamente, permanecendo por uns minutos a alguns metros de altura (3 ou 5 m). Olhou para o céu, olhou à sua direita (na direção de Roma?), à sua esquerda (na direção da França?), olhou para os dois meninos, e se confundiu com o globo de luz que a envolvia. Este então subiu até desaparecer no firmamento.



Depois da aparição.

No início, poucos acreditavam no que os dois jovens diziam ter visto e ouvido. Os camponeses que os haviam contratado se surpreendiam com o facto de que, sendo eles tão ignorantes, fossem capazes de transmitir e relatar uma mensagem tão complicada tanto em francês (que não entendiam bem) como em 'patois', em que descreviam exactamente o que diziam.

Na manhã seguinte, Mélanie e Maximin foram levados ao pároco. Era um sacerdote de idade avançada, muito generoso e piedoso. Ao interrogar os dois, ouviu todo o relato, diante do qual ficou muito surpreso e realmente considerou que diziam a verdade. Na missa do Domingo seguinte, falou da visita da Senhora e seu pedido. Quando chegou aos ouvidos do Bispo que o pároco havia falado da aparição no púlpito, este foi repreendido e substituído por outro sacerdote.

Mélanie e Maximin eram constantemente interrogados por curiosos e por devotos. Simplesmente contavam a mesma história. Aos que estavam interessados em subir a montanha, mostravam o local exacto onde a Senhora havia aparecido. Várias vezes foram ameaçados de prisão se não negassem o que continuavam a dizer. Sem nenhum temor e hesitação, relatavam a todos as mensagens que a Senhora havia dado.

Surgiu uma fonte no lugar onde a Senhora havia aparecido e a água corria colina abaixo. Muitos milagres começaram a acontecer.

As terríveis calamidades anunciadas começaram a se cumprir. A terrível escassez de batatas de 1846 se espalhou, especialmente na Irlanda, onde muitos morreram. A escassez de trigo e milho foi tão severa, que mais de um milhão de pessoas na Europa morreram de fome. Uma enfermidade atacou as uvas em toda a França. Provavelmente o castigo teria sido pior se não fosse pelos que aceitaram a mensagem de La Salette. Muitos começaram a ir à Missa. As lojas eram fechadas aos Domingos e as pessoas pararam de fazer trabalhos desnecessários no dia do Senhor. As troças e as blasfémias foram diminuindo.


EIS AGORA O SEGREDO QUE A BELA SENHORA DEU A MELANIE:



Mélanie, o que vou dizer-vos agora não ficará sempre segredo, podereis publicá-lo em 1858.

“Os sacerdotes, ministros de meu Filho, pela sua má vida, sua irreverência e impiedade na celebração dos santos mistérios, pelo amor do dinheiro, das honrarias e dos prazeres, tornaram-se cloacas de impureza.

“Sim, os sacerdotes atraem a vingança e a vingança paira sobre suas cabeças. Ai dos sacerdotes e das pessoas consagradas a Deus, que pela sua infidelidade e má vida crucificam de novo meu Filho!

“Os pecados das pessoas consagradas a Deus bradam ao Céu e clamam por vingança. E eis que a vingança está às suas portas, pois não se encontra mais uma pessoa a implorar misericórdia e perdão para o povo. Não há mais almas generosas, não há mais ninguém digno de oferecer a vítima imaculada ao [Pai] Eterno em favor do mundo”.

“Deus vai golpear de modo inaudito. Ai dos habitantes da Terra. Deus vai esgotar sua cólera, e ninguém poderá fugir a tantos males acumulados.

“Os chefes, os condutores do povo de Deus negligenciaram a oração e a penitência. E o demônio obscureceu suas inteligências.

“Transformaram-se nessas estrelas errantes, que o velho diabo arrastará com sua cauda para fazê-las perecer.

“Deus permitirá à velha serpente introduzir divisões entre os que reinam, em todas as sociedades e em todas as famílias. Sofrer-se-ão tormentos físicos e morais. Deus abandonará os homens a si mesmos e enviará castigos que se sucederão durante mais de trinta e cinco anos.

“A sociedade está na iminência dos flagelos mais terríveis e dos maiores acontecimentos. Deve-se esperar ser governado por uma chibata de ferro e beber o cálice da cólera de Deus”.



Beato Pio IX, Papa da época da aparição
“Que o Vigário de meu Filho, o Soberano Pontífice Pio IX, não saia mais de Roma depois do ano 1859. Mas seja firme e generoso, combata com as armas da fé e do amor. Eu estarei com ele. Que ele não confie em Napoleão [III]. Seu coração é falso, e quando ele quiser tornar-se ao mesmo tempo papa e imperador, Deus se afastará dele. Ele é como a águia que, querendo subir sempre mais, cairá sobre a espada da qual queria se servir para obrigar os povos a o elevarem.

“A Itália será punida, pela ambição de querer sacudir o jugo do Senhor dos Senhores. Será também entregue à guerra, o sangue correrá por todo lado. As igrejas serão fechadas ou profanadas. Os sacerdotes e os religiosos serão expulsos. Serão entregues à morte, e morte cruel. Vários abandonarão a fé, e o número dos sacerdotes e religiosos que se afastarão da verdadeira Religião será grande. Entre essas pessoas encontrar-se-ão até bispos.

“No ano de 1864, Lúcifer e um grande número de demônios serão soltos do inferno. Eles abolirão a fé pouco a pouco, até nas pessoas consagradas a Deus. Eles as cegarão de tal maneira que, salvo uma graça particular, adquirirão o espírito desses maus anjos. Várias casas religiosas perderão inteiramente a fé e perderão muitas almas.

“Os maus livros abundarão sobre a Terra, e os espíritos das trevas espalharão por toda parte um relaxamento universal em tudo o que se refere ao serviço de Deus. Eles terão grandíssimo poder sobre a natureza.

“Existirão igrejas para cultuar esses espíritos. Pessoas serão transportadas de um lugar a outro por esses espíritos maus, até sacerdotes, porque não se terão conduzido pelo bom espírito do Evangelho, que é um espírito de humildade, caridade e zelo pela glória de Deus. Far-se-ão ressuscitar mortos e justos (quer dizer, tais mortos tomarão a figura de almas justas que viveram na Terra, para seduzir mais os homens; esses supostos mortos ressuscitados, que não serão outra coisa senão o demônio encarnado nessas figuras, pregarão outro evangelho contrário ao do verdadeiro Jesus Cristo, negando a existência do Céu). Ou ainda almas de condenados.

“Todas essas almas aparecerão como unidas a seus corpos. Em todos os lugares haverá prodígios extraordinários, porque a verdadeira fé se apagou e uma falsa luz ilumina o mundo. Ai dos príncipes, da Igreja que então estarão ocupados apenas em amontoar riquezas acima de riquezas, salvaguardar sua autoridade e dominar com orgulho!

“O Vigário de meu Filho terá muito que sofrer, porque durante algum tempo a Igreja será entregue a grandes perseguições. Será o tempo das trevas, e a Igreja passará por uma crise pavorosa.

“Tendo sido esquecida a santa fé em Deus, cada indivíduo desejará guiar-se por si próprio e ser superior a seus semelhantes. Serão abolidos os poderes civis e eclesiásticos.

“Toda ordem e toda justiça serão calcados aos pés. Não se verá outra coisa senão homicídios, ódio, inveja, mentira e discórdia, sem amor pela pátria e sem amor pela família.

“O Santo Padre sofrerá muito. Eu estarei com ele até o fim, para receber o seu sacrifício. Os maus atentarão várias vezes contra sua vida sem poder abreviar seus dias, mas nem ele nem seu sucessor ... verão o triunfo da Igreja de Deus.

“Os governantes civis terão todos um mesmo objetivo, que consistirá em abolir e fazer desaparecer todo princípio religioso para dar lugar ao materialismo, ao ateísmo, ao espiritismo e a toda espécie de vícios.

“No ano 1865 ver-se-á a abominação nos lugares santos. Nos conventos as flores da Igreja serão apodrecidas, e o demônio tornar-se-á como que o rei dos corações.

“Que os dirigentes das comunidades religiosas estejam atentos em relação às pessoas que devem receber, porque o demônio usará toda sua malícia para introduzir nas ordens religiosas pessoas entregues ao pecado, pois as desordens e o amor aos prazeres carnais estarão espalhados por toda a Terra.

“A França, a Itália, a Espanha e a Inglaterra estarão em guerra. O sangue correrá nas ruas, o francês combaterá contra o francês, o italiano contra o italiano. A seguir haverá uma guerra geral, que será horrorosa. Durante certo tempo Deus não se lembrará mais da França nem da Itália, porque o Evangelho de Jesus Cristo não será mais conhecido.

“Os maus estenderão toda sua malícia. Até nas casas as pessoas matar-se-ão e massacrar-se-ão mutuamente.

“Ao primeiro golpe de sua espada fulgurante [refere-se a Deus], as montanhas e a natureza inteira tremerão de espanto, porque as desordens e os crimes dos homens traspassarão a abóbada celeste. Paris será queimada, e Marselha engolida [pelas águas].

“Várias grandes cidades serão abaladas e tragadas por tremores de terra. Crer-se-á que tudo está perdido. Só se verão homicídios, e se ouvirão apenas ruídos de armas e blasfêmias.

“Os justos sofrerão muito. Suas orações, sua penitência e suas lágrimas subirão até o céu e todo o povo de Deus pedirá perdão e misericórdia. E pedirá minha ajuda e intercessão.

“Jesus Cristo, por um ato de sua justiça e de sua grande misericórdia em relação aos justos, ordenará a seus anjos que dêem morte a todos os seus inimigos. De repente os perseguidores da Igreja de Jesus Cristo e todos os homens entregues ao pecado perecerão, e a Terra tornar-se-á como um deserto.

“Então será feita a paz, a reconciliação de Deus com os homens. Jesus Cristo será servido, adorado e glorificado. A caridade florescerá por toda parte.

“Os novos reis serão o braço direito da Santa Igreja, a qual será forte, humilde, piedosa, pobre, zelosa e imitadora das virtudes de Jesus Cristo.

“O Evangelho será pregado por toda parte e os homens farão grandes progressos na fé, porque haverá unidade entre os operários de Jesus Cristo e os homens viverão no temor de Deus.

“Esta paz entre os homens não será longa. Vinte e cinco anos de safras abundantes lhes farão esquecer que os pecados dos homens são a causa de todas as desgraças que sucedem na terra.

“Um precursor do Anticristo, com tropas de várias nações, guerreará contra o verdadeiro Cristo, único Salvador do mundo, derramará muito sangue e tentará aniquilar o culto de Deus, para se fazer cultuar como um deus”.

“A Terra será atingida por toda espécie de flagelos (além da peste e da fome, que serão gerais). Haverá guerras até a última guerra, que será movida pelos dez reis do Anticristo, cujo objetivo será o mesmo e serão os únicos a governarem o mundo.

“Antes que isto aconteça, haverá uma espécie de falsa paz no mundo. Não se pensará em outra coisa, senão em se divertir. Os maus se entregarão a toda sorte de pecados.

“Mas os filhos da Santa Igreja, os filhos da fé, meus verdadeiros imitadores, acreditarão no amor de Deus e nas virtudes que me são mais caras. Felizes essas almas humildes conduzidas pelo Espírito Santo! Eu combaterei junto a elas até que atinjam a plenitude da idade”.

“A natureza exige vingança por causa dos homens e estremece de pavor, na espera do que deve acontecer à Terra emporcalhada de crimes. Tremei, ó Terra, vós que fizestes profissão de servir a Jesus Cristo, mas que no vosso íntimo adorais a vós próprios.

“Tremei, pois Deus vos entregará a seu inimigo, porque os lugares santos estão imersos na corrupção. Muitos conventos não são mais casas de Deus, mas pastagens de Asmodeu e os seus [demônios]. Durante esse tempo nascerá o Anticristo de uma religiosa hebraica, uma falsa virgem que terá comunicação com a velha serpente.

“E o mestre da impureza, seu pai, será bispo. Ao nascer, vomitará blasfêmias e terá dentes. Numa palavra, será o diabo encarnado. Dará gritos aterrorizadores, fará prodígios, alimentar-se-á só de impurezas. Terá irmãos que, embora não sejam como ele outros demônios encarnados, serão filhos do mal. Aos doze anos eles se farão notar pelas valorosas vitórias que obterão. Logo estará cada um à testa de exércitos, assistidos por legiões do inferno.

“As estações mudarão, a terra só dará maus frutos, os astros perderão seus movimentos regulares, a Lua não projetará senão uma débil luz avermelhada. A água e o fogo darão ao globo terrestre movimentos convulsivos e horríveis tremores de terra, que engolirão montanhas, cidades, etc..

“Roma perderá a fé e se tornará sede do Anticristo.

“Os demônios do ar, junto com o Anticristo, farão grandes prodígios na terra e nos ares. E os homens se perverterão cada vez mais. Deus tomará sob seus cuidados os fiéis servidores e os homens de boa vontade, o Evangelho será pregado por toda parte, todos os povos e todas as nações terão conhecimento da verdade.

“Eu dirijo um premente apelo à Terra. Apelo aos verdadeiros discípulos do Deus vivo que reina nos Céus. Apelo aos verdadeiros imitadores de Jesus Cristo feito homem, o único e verdadeiro Salvador dos homens.

“Apelo aos meus filhos, meus verdadeiros devotos, aqueles que se deram a mim para que eu os conduza a meu divino Filho, aqueles que levo por assim dizer nos meus braços, que vivem de meu espírito.

“Enfim, apelo aos Apóstolos dos Últimos Tempos, aos fiéis discípulos de Jesus Cristo que viveram no desprezo do mundo e de si próprios, na pobreza e na humildade, no desprezo e no silêncio, na oração e na mortificação, na castidade e na união com Deus, no sofrimento e desconhecidos do mundo.

“É chegado o tempo para que eles saiam e venham iluminar a Terra. Ide e mostrai-vos como meus filhos amados. Estou convosco e em vós, contanto que vossa fé seja a luz que vos ilumina nestes dias de desgraças.

“Que vosso zelo vos faça como que famintos da glória e honra de Jesus Cristo. Combatei, filhos da luz, pequeno número que isto vedes, pois aí está o tempo dos tempos, o fim dos fins.

“A Igreja será eclipsada, o mundo estará na consternação. Mas eis Enoc e Elias cheios do Espírito de Deus. Eles pregarão com a força de Deus, os homens de boa vontade acreditarão em Deus e muitas almas serão consoladas. Eles farão grandes progressos, pela virtude do Espírito Santo, e condenarão os erros diabólicos do Anticristo.

“Ai dos habitantes da Terra! Haverá guerras sangrentas e fome, peste e doenças contagiosas. Haverá chuvas feitas de saraivadas espantosas de animais, trovoadas que abalarão as cidades, terremotos que engolirão países. Ouvir-se-ão vozes pelos ares. Os homens baterão as cabeças contra as paredes. Pedirão a morte, e por outro lado a morte será seu suplício. O sangue correrá de todo lado.

“Quem poderá resistir, se Deus não diminuir o tempo da prova? Deus se deixará dobrar pelo sangue, lágrimas e orações dos justos. Enoc e Elias serão mortos. Roma pagã desaparecerá. O fogo do céu cairá e consumirá três cidades.

“Todo o universo será tomado de terror, e muitos se deixarão seduzir, porque não adoraram o verdadeiro Cristo vivo entre eles. Chegou a hora, o sol se obscurece, só a fé viverá.

“Chegou o tempo, o abismo se abre. Eis o rei dos reis das trevas, eis a Besta com seus súditos, dizendo ser o salvador do mundo. Ele se elevará orgulhosamente nos ares para ir até o céu. Será asfixiado pelo sopro de São Miguel Arcanjo. Cairá. E a Terra, que durante três dias terá estado em contínuas evoluções, abrirá seu seio cheio de fogo. Ele será submerso para sempre, com todos os seus, nos despenhadeiros eternos do inferno.

“Então a água e o fogo purificarão a Terra e consumirão todas as obras do orgulho dos homens, e tudo será renovado. Deus será servido e glorificado”.

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OUR LADY OF KNOCK 
Feast Day: August 21



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21 de Agosto- Aparição de NOSSA SENHORA EM KNOCK
IRLANDA - 1879.
Onde aconteceu: Na Irlanda.
Quando: Em 1879.
A quem: Em torno de 200 pessoas.
Os fatos: Em 1879 os irlandeses ainda viviam as conseqüências de grandes crises políticas, econômicas, sociais e religiosas, iniciadas por volta de 1840. Porém, a pior delas era a alimentar. Nesse período mais de um milhão de pessoas morreram de fome.
Nessa realidade encontraremos Knock, uma pequena aldeia de aproximadamente dez humildes casas. Pertencia à diocese de Tuan, e sua capela era o centro de duas paróquias: Dnock e Aghamore.
No início da noite chuvosa de 21 de agosto de 1879, o Céus se manifestam: Na parede do fundo da Capela, pelo lado de fora, dentro de uma luz, três pessoas muito bonitas e um altar...
Algumas Testemunhas:
__ “Saí depressa e fui ao lugar indicado. Quando cheguei lá vi claramente as três figuras. Aproximei-me sem demora para beijar, como eu pensava, os pés da Virgem Santíssima; mas nada senti em meu abraço, além de parede...Fiquei espantada, por não sentir com as mãos as figuras que via nítida e distintamente.
__ “As três figuras pareciam imóveis, como estátuas. Estavam de pé perto da parede detrás da Igreja, ao fundo, e pareciam estar a cerca de meio metro acima do solo. A Virgem Santíssima estava no centro; vestia-se de branco e parecia coberta com uma capa branca. Suas mãos erguiam-se na mesma posição em que o sacerdote eleva as mãos, ao rezar na Santa Missa. Percebi nitidamente as partes inferiores de seus pés e (procurei) beijá-los três vezes. Ela trazia na cabeça algo semelhante a uma coroa e tinha os olhos voltados para o céu.
Chovia torrencialmente naquela hora, mas a chuva não caía onde as figuras estavam. Tive o cuidado de tocar o chão com as mãos e senti-o perfeitamente seco. O vento soprava do sul contra a parede da capela, mas nenhuma chuva caía na parte da parede, ou da capela onde estavam as figuras. Não havia nenhum, movimento, ou sinal de atividade ao redor das figuras.
__ ”( A aparência) da Virgem Santíssima era do tamanho natural, as outras não pareciam nem tão grandes, nem tão altas, quanto a figura dela. Estavam a pequena distancia da parede detrás da Igreja e, pelo que pude ver, a uns quarenta centímetros do chão. A virgem estava ereta, com os olhos voltados para o céu; as mãos, na altura dos ombros, ou um pouco acima, com as palmas inclinadas ligeiramente para os ombros ou o peito. Vestia um grande manto branco, que caía em pregas amplas e um tanto soltas ao redor dos ombros, e estava preso ao pescoço. Trazia uma coroa sobre a cabeça – uma coroa bastante grande – que parecia um tanto mais amarelada que o vestido, ou os mantos usados por Nossa Senhora. A figura de São José tinha a cabeça ligeiramente abaixada e inclinada para o lado da Virgem Santíssima, como se lhe fizesse uma reverência. Representava o santo um tanto envelhecido, com a barba e os cabelos grisalhos. A terceira figura parecia ser a de São João Evangelista; não sei, só achei que era pelo fato de certa vez ter visto a imagem (dele) na Capela de Lekanvey, perto de Westport, no condado de Maye, muito parecia com a figura, que nesse momento, estava à minha frente.
Acima do Altar, e apoiada nele, havia um cordeiro, com a cabeça voltada para São João e, assim, para o lado oeste do céu. Não vi nenhuma cruz ou crucifixo. Sobre o corpo do cordeiro, e ao redor dele, vi estrelas douradas, ou luzinhas brilhantes, que cintilavam como jatos ou bolas de vidro que refletissem a luz de algum corpo luminoso.
Fiquei (ali) das oito e quinze até nove e meia (da noite). Na ocasião estava chovendo.
Essa Aparição voltou a acontecer em mais três oportunidades, sempre testemunhadas por dezenas de pessoas: 02 de janeiro de 1880, 05 de janeiro de 1880 e 06 de janeiro de 1880.
Já ocorreram centenas de curas físicas e espirituais em pessoas que foram visitar e rezar junto ao local das manifestações.
A diocese já instalou duas comissões investigatórias, uma em setembro de 1879, e outra em 1936. Mas, em ambas não houve muito interesse para produzir-se um relatório final. No entanto, se faltava ainda um aval oficial, este foi dado pelo Papa João Paulo II, que ao visitar a Irlanda, alterou sua programação para conhecer e rezar na Capela de Knock.

Mais alguns detalhes importantes:
__ Durante as Aparições, algumas crianças diziam estar vendo Anjos voando em torno do Altar;
__ A primeira manifestação durou mais de três horas;
__ No decorrer das Aparições uma luz prateada envolvia o local;
__ Para proteção do abençoado lugar, foi coberta com vidros a parede detrás da Capela;
__ Knock tornou-se um centro de peregrinação;
__ Em todo o mundo foram construídos diversos Santuários em honra a Nossa Senhora de Knock.

ENGLISH:



A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE STORY OF 
OUR LADY OF KNOCK, QUEEN OF IRELAND

On the evening of August 21, 1879 Mary McLoughlin, the housekeeper to the parish priest of Knock, County Mayo, ireland, was astonished to see the outside south wall of the church bathed in a mysterious light; there were three figures standing in front of the wall, which she mistook for replacements of the stone figures destroyed in a storm. She rushed through the rain to her friend Margaret Byrne's house.
After a half hour Mary decided to leave and Margaret's sister Mary agreed to walk home with her. As they passed the church they saw and amazing vision very clearly: Standing out from the gable and to the west of it appeared the Blessed Virgin, St. Joseph and St. John. The figure of the Blessed Virgin was life-size, while the others seemed to be neither as large nor as tall. They stood a little away from the gable wall about two feet from the ground. The Virgin was erect with her eyes toward Heaven, and she was wearing a large white cloak hanging in full folds; on her head was a large crown.
Mary Byrne ran to tell her family while Mary McLoughlin gazed at the apparition.  Soon a crowd gathered and all saw the apparition. The parish priest, Archdeacon Cavanaugh, did not come out, however, and his absence was a disappointment to the devout villagers. Among the witnesses were Patrick Hill and John Curry. As Patrick later described the scene: 'The figures were fully rounded, as if they had a body and life. They did not speak but, as we drew near, they retreated a little towards the wall.' Patrick reported that he got close enough to make out the words in the book held by the figure of St. John.
An old woman named Bridget trench drew closer to embrace the feet of the Virgin, but the figure seemed always beyond reach. Others out in the fields and some distance away saw a strange light around the church. The vision lasted for about three hours and then faded.
The next day a group of villagers went to see the priest, who accepted the their report as genuine; he wrote to the diocesan Bishop of Tuam; then the Church set up a commission to interview a number of the people claiming to witness the apparition. The diocesan hierarchy was not convinced, and some members of the commission ridiculed the visionaries, alleging they were victims of a hoax perpetrated by the local Protestant constable! But the ordinary people were not so skeptical, and the first pilgrimages to knock began in 1880. Two years later Archbishop John Joseph Lynch of Toronto made a visit to the parish and claimed he had been healed by the Virgin of Knock. 
In due course many of the witnesses died. But Mary Byrne married, raised six children, living her entire life in Knock. When interviewed again in 1936 at the age of eighty-six, her account did not vary from the first report she gave in 1879.
The village of Knock was transformed by the thousands who came to commemorate the vision and to ask for healing for others and themselves. The local church was too small to accommodate the crowds. In 1976 a new church, Our Lady Queen of Ireland, was erected. It holds more than two thousand and needs to, for each year more than a half million visitors arrive to pay their respects to the Blessed Virgin.
The Church approved the the apparition in 1971 as being quite probable, although it has never been formally stated. The Shrine at Knock is opened year round. In 1994 three life-sized statues were erected of Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John.
It is this web master's opinion that the Apparition is more than probable, it is authentic; I believe that Our Lady was warning us about the changes in the Mass coming in the next century, in which much Catholic doctrine would be silenced, that is removed from the Mass itself. The marked decline in church attendance and knowledgeable Catholics provide ample evidence for such a thesis arising not only in this Catholic's mind but others', including some priests. 
INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHRINE:
LOCATION: Co. Mayo in NW Republic of Ireland. Access from London. Trains and buses to Ballyhaunis [7 miles/11 km] from Dublin and Belfast.

MASS TIMES; April 27 to October 12, weekdays 8 , 9, 11 a.m., noon, and 3, 5 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays and Holy Days 8 and 11 a.m., noon, 3 and 7 p.m., eve of Sundays and Holy Days, 7:30 p.m. Note: Since we first published this information, the times and dates may have changed. You may contact the Shrine:
Shrine Office, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 94 9388100 Fax: 00 353 94 9388295
THE HAIL MARY IN GAELIC
Sé do bheath' a Mhuire, atá lán de ghrásta, tá an Tiarna leat.
Is beannaithe thú idir mná agus is beannaithe toradh do bhruinne losa.
   A Naomh Mhuire, a mháthair Dé, guí orainn na peacaithe, anois is ar uair ar mbás. Amen.
SHAMROCKSSHAMROCKS

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK, IRELAND
Eleventh Century Irish Litany of Mary 

 
Great Mary,
Greatest of Marys,
Greatest of Women,
Mother of Eternal Glory,
Mother of the Golden Light,
Honor of the Sky,
Temple of the Divinity,
Fountain of the Gardens,
Serence as the Moon,
Bright as the Sun,
Garden Enclosed,
Temple of the Living God,
Light of Nazareth,
Beauty of the World,
Queen of Life,
Ladder of Heaven,
Mother of God.
Pray for us.  

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JACAREÍ, 20 DE AGOSTO DE 2017
656ª AULA DA ESCOLA DE SANTIDADE E AMOR
MENSAGEM DENOSSA SENHORA
COMUNICADA AO VIDENTE MARCOS TADEU TEIXEIRA
NAS APARIÇÕES DE JACAREÍ


                                        










(Marcos): “Para sempre sejam louvados! Sim, sim farei sim. 
Sim, sim, farei sim. Sim, farei.”

(Maria Santíssima): “Queridos filhos, hoje, chamo todos vocês novamente ao Amor, ao Amor Sobrenatural, busquem esse Amor pela oração profunda. Abram os seus corações ao Amor Sobrenatural por meio de uma vontade firme e de um grande desejo de ter este Amor, de possuí-Lo, vive-Lo e doá-Lo a todos.
Se vocês tiverem o Amor sobrenatural vocês sobrenaturalizarão todas as coisas, viverão o Amor Ágape mesmo nas menores ações, mesmo nas menores atitudes de cada dia. E vocês purificarão tudo aquilo que vocês fizerem tudo será purificado e santificado pelo Amor.
Rezem o Meu Rosário todos os dias, pois com o Meu Rosário vocês verdadeiramente viverão o Amor Ágape em toda a Sua plenitude. E vocês verdadeiramente darão ao mundo o exemplo verdadeiro, perfeito, do verdadeiro amor.
Peço a vocês também Meus filhos, que vocês divulguem para os Meus filhos 10 filmes da Vida do Meu filho São João Maria Vianney.
É preciso que o mundo conheça, conheça a vida do Meu filho. Eu já pedi isso esse mês e peço novamente a vocês: Que vocês deem 10 filmes da vida dele feitos pelo Meu amadíssimo Marcos, que obedientíssimo fez esse filme para vocês. Para que então, os Meus filhos conheçam um modelo perfeito do verdadeiro Amor Ágape que devem seguir.
Desejo que deem também 10 filmes da vida da Minha Filha Verônica Giulianni, pois na vida dela também, o Amor Ágape, o Amor Sobrenatural brilhou como nunca. E imitando-a todos vocês poderão viver o Amor Ágape perfeitamente, e assim, irradiar Minha Chama de Amor para todos os corações.
Quando o Amor Ágape, o Amor Sobrenatural, a Divina Caridade entra num coração toma-o, enche-o completamente e tudo aquilo que a pessoa faz faz por amor a Deus e por amor ao próximo. Seus objetivos e suas intenções estão acima da terra, seus objetivos são como os de Deus, os objetivos eternos. E tudo o que aquela pessoa faz faz tendo em vista e com o fim, o bem do próximo, a felicidade eterna do próximo e irradiar o Amor Divino para o próximo.
Se vocês tiverem este Amor Meus filhos, então, vocês farão tudo... tudo com o Amor Sobrenatural e as ações de vocês darão glória a Deus, darão glória a Mim e tocarão os corações dos vossos irmãos fazendo-os conhecer a essência de Deus que é o Amor.
Aqui onde Eu dei a Minha Sagrada Face para vocês, desejo que vocês contemplem-Na muitas e muitas vezes, porque através Dela vocês sentirão Minha presença, sentirão o Meu Amor, compreenderão o Amor Ágape que devem ter.
Seus corações se abrirão como flores para receber os raios desse amor e então, verdadeiramente com este Amor, com os seus corações cheios desse Amor vocês irradiarão esse amor ao mundo todo e o mundo crerá no verdadeiro Deus que é Amor!
A todos Eu abençoo de Lourdes, de Montichiari e de Jacareí.”


(Marcos): “Querida Mãezinha do Céu a senhora pode abençoar esses Escapulários que fizemos para a proteção dos vossos filhos?
Obrigada Mãezinha.”


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LIFE OF SAINT VERONICA GIULIANI

St Veronica Giuliani
St. Veronica Giuliani -Mystic, Stigmatic, Victim Soul, Body Incorrupt


St. Veronica Giuliani (Feast day July 9) is one of the greatest Italian mystics of the 18th century. She is a saint of the stature of St. Teresa of Avila or St. Francis of Assisi. She was a soul chosen by God from her early childhood to reach the highest mystical graces which she described in her diary. Born on December 27, 1660 at Mercatello, she was given the baptismal name, Ursula. At the age of 17 she entered the cloistered Capuchin Convent at Citta di Castello in Umbria and took the name Veronica. She remained there until her death on July 9, 1727.

Her Diary
St. Veronica left us a spiritual treasure, her Diary, which she wrote under obedience to her confessor, Fr. Gerolamo Bastianelli. She began writing it in April, 1693 and finished writing it thirty four years later in 1727. She wrote a total of twenty-two thousand pages. This was a great penance for her. She did not neglect her other duties and would write late at night in her cell. The devil would often try to scare her to disrupt her writing. He would hide and break her pencils, and sometimes even attacked her physically: “After Matins, when I wanted to make an act of obedience and write for a quarter of an hour, I suddenly got a big punch in the eye and heard a voice saying, ‘damned writings!’”  During the last fifteen years of her life, Veronica was so ill that a painting of Our Lady of Sorrows in her cell would come to life, and the Blessed Virgin Mary herself dictated to her the last chapters of the Diary.
Jesus made two promises to Veronica about this diary: “The Lord himself made me understand I should write everything; because He wanted it thus; and that these writings would be of great benefit to many souls; and that he wanted it to be for the whole of Christianity.” And on another occasion Jesus told her: I inform you that I want to give special graces to whomever will trouble himself with this work. And I want everything, everything revealed. These are My works, My gifts, they are My singular graces, and all shall be for My glory.”
It is interesting to note that both saints and mystics have been entrusted with the publication of this diary. It was not until one hundred and fifty years later that Francois Dausse started to work on its publication, but his work remained unfinished because of his death. After this, St. Annibale Maria di Francia started working on this diary and managed to publish the first volume under the title, A Hidden Treasure, The Diary of St. Veronica Giuliani (1891-92). However, St. Annibale had to stop working on this Diary because the local Bishop asked him to start reviewing the writings of mystic, Luisa Picarreta in order to give them the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. Later, a Jesuit priest, Pietro Pizzicaria, managed to publish the next 8 volumes under the same title before he died and the last two volumes were published by Professor Umberto Bucchioni in 1927.


The diary of St Veronica Giuliani
The main source that I am using for this article, Il Diario by Edizioni Cantagalli, is a one volume abridgement of Veronica’s Diary by Maria Teresa Carloni, a twentieth century mystic and stigmatic herself. Maria Teresa was asked by her spiritual director to undertake the task of condensing the ten volumes of the Diary of St. Veronica Giuliani into one volume in order to make it more accessible to the public. This makes this volume doubly precious because it has the spirituality of St. Veronica and the commentary by the mystic, Maria Teresa Carloni.
When Maria Teresa Carloni started working on this project, she started to have doubts and fear that she would not be able to give it that “luminous touch,” of the original work, but then she notes that obedience is always rewarded. The Blessed Virgin Mary herself came to encourage her, saying: Why are you seeking help only from men, and when you lack it, you falter? Aren’t I the hope of those who are hopeless, the Advocate, the Mediatrix between man and God? Turn to me with the same simplicity of my little Ursula (St. Veronica Giuliani) and I will help you as I helped her. Put into my hands your act of obedience and you will see that it will not be fruitless. Entrust yourself to me and finding yourself at my feet, I will tell you everything. As I have told her (St. Veronica), I repeat it to you: write, my daughter, I want you to follow Holy Obedience. Your spiritual father asked you to start this work to bring to light again the things that happened in the life of our saint and the special graces that God and I obtained for her, and you, docile to this command and full of hope in having supernatural help, read that which I dictated to her and transcribe everything faithfully. Afterwards, you will see that the work will be complete and that it will not be lacking the master touch, the imprint of genius.”
A final note about her writing style, St. Veronica, out of humility, often starts the sentences with “It seemed to me….” And she also uses the word “longing” frequently. I have kept these expressions while translating to stay true to her expressive mode.
Her Childhood
Ursula enjoyed spiritual favors since she was a little girl. At the age of 3 or 4 she remembers having seen the child Jesus in the garden while she was picking flowers. He told her, “I am the true flower” and then disappeared. This experience left her with a longing for heavenly things.
Her mother, Benedetta Mancini, was a deeply religious woman who used to read the lives of saints and martyrs to Ursula and her four sisters (two other siblings had died). This led Ursula to start doing some rather harsh penances and desire to suffer out of love for Jesus at an early age following the example of St. Rose of Lima. Benedetta died at the age of 39 when Ursula was just seven years old. Ursula was with her mother when she received the Viaticum. Before her mother died, she consecrated each of her five children to each of the Five Holy Wounds of Jesus. Ursula was consecrated to the wound of Jesus’ side. Throughout her diary it is clear that St. Veronica had a great devotion to the Holy Wounds.
Ursula had longed to receive Holy Communion and finally at the age of ten she was able to make her First Holy Communion on February 2, 1670. This is how she described her experience: “Going for the first time to Communion, it seemed to me that at that act I felt outside of myself. I seem to remember that when I took the Holy Host, I felt such a great heat that flared up inside of me, especially, my heart was burning…I felt that the Lord had really come to me, and with my whole heart I told him, “My God, it is now time to take complete possession of me. I give myself only to You and it is only You I want.” I seem to remember that He answered, “You are Mine and I am all yours.” 
When she went home afterwards, she felt different, transformed, and she realized she had a vocation to the consecrated life, “Oh God! What joy! I cannot explain what I felt. I only know that I was left with an ardent longing to become a nun, and that I could not wait for the moment to marry God.”
Life as a Cloistered Capuchin Nun Begins
After some opposition to her vocation by her father and relatives, Ursula finally obtained permission to join the Capuchin Convent at Citta di Castello and entered the cloister at the age of seventeen on October 28, 1677. Upon entering, Bishop Sebastiani, who performed the ceremony, told the nuns, “Keep this girl as a precious treasure because she will become a great saint.”  This Bishop was also the one that chose her religious name, “From now on your name will be Sister Veronica, which means true and unique, which is, you and God alone.”
This is what she experienced on the day of her clothing as a religious:
After a long battle between human nature and the spirit, I suddenly seemed to experience something or other-I don’t know if it was recollection or rapture-which took me out of my own senses. But I was unable to understand what it was. At that very moment I think I had a vision of the Lord, who was leading me; I think he had hold of my hand. I could hear harmonious sounds and angelic singing-in fact I think I was in heaven.
“I remember I could see such a variety of things, but all seemed the delights of paradise. Then I saw a multitude of men and women saints. I think I also saw the Blessed Virgin.
“I remember that the Lord gave me a great welcome. He was saying to everyone: ‘This one is ours now’, and then he turned to me and said: ‘Tell me what you want’. I asked Him for the grace to love Him and he seemed to communicate His love to me then and there. Several times He asked me what I was longing for. Now I can remember asking Him for three favors. One was that I should live up to the state of life I had undertaken; the second, that I should never depart from His holy will; and the third was that He would always keep me on the Cross with Him.  
“He promised to grant me everything. And He said to me: ‘I have chosen you for great things, but you will have to suffer much for love of Me.’        
The incorrupt body of St Veronica Giuliani
Her Vocation:  A mediator between God and sinners  
It seems that from the beginning, Veronica was concerned about the fate of sinners and performed great penances in order to obtain their conversion. About the time she was a novice she wrote: “Most nights I spent crying, but I did not know what I was crying about. It seems that thinking about the offenses committed against God and thinking about His Passion moved me to tears; but I don’t remember well the reason for crying so frequently. I seem to remember that I felt that there was an obstinate sinner that did not want to be converted to God and this pained me so much that I could not rest day or night, and I would tell the Lord, ‘My God, here I am ready for any suffering as long as you convert all those who offend you.’…Sometimes when I was going to rest, I heard like a real voice telling me, ‘It is not time to rest but to suffer.’ I would get up immediately and kneel in front of the crucifix saying, ‘My God, I ask you for souls. Let these Your Wounds be voices for me and say with me: O souls redeemed by the Blood of Christ, come to this source of love. I am calling you and these Holy Wounds speak for me, but all of you come.”
She had visions of souls that were about to fall into sin and this made her suffer and increase her penances. Sometimes as a reward, Jesus would let her know of specific souls that had changed their ways and turned to Him. At other times, Jesus would let her know of a specific sinner that she needed to pray for. Sometimes she felt that Jesus wanted to give her a special grace and she would feel a longing for the conversion of sinners which would incite her to do more penances. Once when this happened, she took the crucifix that she had in her cell and said, “‘Lord, I won’t leave you until I feel that you want to convert a soul. Yes, my God, since my voice is not efficacious, let Your Holy Wounds speak for me.’ Suddenly I felt something new, as if I were outside myself. It seems to me that I understood that praying for sinners was so pleasing to the Lord. I showed off as if I was a mediator between God and sinners, but afterwards I felt it was presumptuous. I went to His feet to ask forgiveness.”
Her longing to be a mediator between God and sinners was not a presumption as she thought, since it was later confirmed by Jesus himself. “I seem to remember that one time this crucifix told me with an audible voice: My spouse, I am pleased with the charity you show towards those who are in my disgrace, that is why I confirm you as a mediator, something for which you have been longing.’
Her prayers and penances were rewarded one day when she was working at the infirmary. She was gazing at the crucifix there and begging Jesus for the conversion of sinners when she experienced this: “He detached His arm from the cross and signaled me to come close to His Holy Side. Then, I don’t know how it happened I found myself hugged by the crucifix and He told me: ‘All this that I am now doing to you, I do it for you to know how pleased I am with your prayers.’” This experience left an imprint of the sorrows and sufferings of the passion in her, that she would often do the Way of the Cross carrying a heavy cross around the garden under all sorts of inclement weather.     
Tormented by the Tempter and Visions of Hell
As expected of any soul that is close to God, St. Veronica was tormented and attacked by the devil, whom she referred to as ‘the tempter’. When she entered the convent, he used to tempt her by making her feel guilty for having left her sister whom she loved dearly. At other times, he attacked her physically, made noises to scare her, appeared to her under the form of a cat, and even impersonated Jesus, Mary, and the Bishop.
Her penances and prayers greatly bothered the evil spirits. “While I was doing penance it seemed that all hell broke loose. I heard noises, screams, hissing as if from a snake. At the end I seemed to hear a confusion of many voices, I could not understand what they were saying. I only remembered that at the end they said, ‘Accursed are you. We will make you pay.’ As they were saying this, the room where I was went up in flames but just for a moment.”      
One day the devil showed her a vision of hell. “It seems that the tempter showed my soul hell being opened, and that in fact he had placed it (her soul) in it, and that only a small push was needed to cast it inside. It seemed then that I heard screams and voices of lamentation from the damned. I only saw infernal monsters, many serpents, many ferocious animals, and an infernal stench and extremely hot flames, which were so big that their height could not be measured. I could only compare it to the distance between heaven and earth. As far as the size of the place, one could not see the beginning or the end. You could hear many blasphemies and curses against God. How sad. What torment this caused my soul.”         
She was shown hell once more: “At that moment I was once again shown hell opened; and it seemed many souls descended there, they were so ugly and black that they struck terror in me. They all dropped down in a rush, one after the other, and once they had entered those chasms there was nothing to be seen but fire and flames.” This vision led Veronica to offer herself as a victim of Divine Justice: “My Lord, I offer myself to stand here as a doorway, so that no one may enter down there and lose You.” Then she stretched out her arms and said, “As long as I stand in this doorway, no one shall enter. O souls, go back! My God, I ask nothing else of You but the salvation of sinners. Send me more pains, more torments, more crosses!
The Blessed Virgin Mary speaking to Veronica about her trips to hell told her, “When you were going around hell, you came across torments and tormentors at every step; but that time when you went by the seat of Lucifer, you were terrified at seeing so many souls were on the seat of Lucifer himself. This is in the center of hell and is seen by all the damned, by all the devils, and this sight causes all of them great suffering. I also let you know that, in the same way that the sight of God in Paradise constitutes Paradise itself; down there in hell, the sight of Lucifer is what constitutes hell.
The Blessed Virgin Mary also told her, “Many do not believe that hell exists, and I tell you yourself, who have been there, have understood nothing of what hell is.”
St Veronica Giuliani with crown of thorns
She receives the Crown of Thorns
The first great mystical gift that Jesus gives this victim soul is His Crown of Thorns. This took place on April 4, 1681. This is her account: “I remember that since the beginning when I became a religious, I always asked the Lord to let me experience some suffering from His Passion. A few years later, dressed in this holy habit, a felt this longing during all of lent. When Holy Week started, I felt I don’t know what during prayer and I understood that I should prepare myself because the Lord wanted to make me happy…On Good Friday, I seemed to have a vision…the Lord showed himself to me all wounded and crowned with thorns…I felt the sorrow of sorrows that the Lord felt and at the same time I felt a deep sorrow for my sins and the offenses that I had committed. I was between two points: His infinite Love and my ungratefulness. And it seems that I was telling Him: ‘My Lord, no more ingratitude or sins. Now I want to start to love you…Lord, come to me and give me that crown so that the pricks of the thorns be voices for me to tell you how much I long to love you.’  While I was saying this, it seems that the Lord came closer to me…and I knew that He wanted to grant me the grace that I was asking Him….I was anxious for this suffering when He took the crown from his head and told me something that I don’t remember. He put this crown on my head and I seemed to have felt the thorns pierce through into the inside of my mouth, ears, all my head, my eyes, my temples, and my brain. It was so much suffering; I fell on the ground as if dead. The Lord lifted me up and told me: ‘You will feel these pains as long as you are alive, more or less according to my wish.’ Again, I fell down and the Lord lifted me. I fell for a third time. Oh God! I cannot describe what the Lord communicated to me about His sufferings: I know very well that in a certain way he left an imprint of His Passion in my heart that I have never forgotten.”       
Her head was so swollen after this event that they took her to a doctor. She endured many painful treatments without revealing the real cause of the swelling. On another occasion, she had a vision of Jesus on a throne with the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Catherine of Siena. Jesus took the crown of thorns from St. Catherine’s head and replaced it with a crown of precious jewels. Then, he put the crown of thorns that he had taken from St. Catherine on Veronica’s head. She felt great pain and understood that this was the pain St. Catherine had felt when receiving the crown of thorns, a grace Jesus was giving to her.
Visions
St. Veronica had numerous visions during her lifetime, some celestial and some infernal. In one of her visions, she saw a vast area with a multitude of souls carrying heavy crosses on their backs dressed in different colors, but they were facing earth and could not move forward. Another group of souls dressed in white, which were mostly religious, were floating. Jesus appeared in a luminous light among them but only few of them would look at him. This caused her great suffering and made her exclaim: “I wish I had had as many eyes as there were souls there to supply for the loving gazes to my Greatest Good.” There was like a veil between them and God which did not allow them to enjoy this vision, and she understood that this meant that these souls lacked purity of intention. She continues: “These souls are cold, and with the cold comes sin, and with sin, they offend God, the Great Creator. And then…justice…chastisement. I seemed to see the Lord with three spears in hand, and He made me understood that He wanted to punish Christianity for the offenses and sins committed. Now He made me see every sort of weapon, I seemed to see a great war. Everyone was killing each other. It scared me a lot. I didn’t see anything but dead people, and there was a stench in the air, that seemed to make everything stink. This also made me feel sorry. Suddenly I seemed to see everyone’s health in obvious danger. Almost everyone was cursing God; and I seemed to see them die in dire need. At this point, I seemed to understand that the three spears were war, disease and poverty
On another occasion the Lord made her see some souls that were deformed and monstrous. Their sight terrified her so that she thought she would die. Then she heard a voice that told her: For these there is no longer My mercy. They are and will be forever deprived of Me.” The she said: “Oh Lord, where is your pity? Who are these? Are they dead or alive?” She understood they were alive and she heard the reply, They are those who are dead to grace.”
The Chalice of Bitterness
On August 15, 1694, Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her holding a chalice. She had seen this chalice before, it was the Chalice of Bitterness, and on this day it was finally presented to her:
The Lord showed himself to me surrounded in splendor and glory, suspended in mid-air and surrounded by many angels. At that point it seems that I also saw the Blessed Virgin Mary surrounded by innumerable other angels and many saints. Only two of them made themselves known to me. One was St. Catherine (of Siena) and the other one was St. Rose. I seemed to hear sounds and singing, but I don’t know how to explain it. I felt that everything was drawing me to a closer union with the Lord. I felt the invitations.
At that point I seemed to be as if flying, transported closer to that vision. It seems that the two saints had me suspended in midair between them and in front of me were the Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Suddenly, I seemed to see the chalice in the Lord’s hand. It was so full that it was almost overflowing. The color of the liquor inside was a yellowish white. At times, it appeared to be boiling; this signified the great bitterness in it. In the meantime, I saw that the Lord gave the chalice to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and she turned to me and said, ‘Daughter, I give you this gift on behalf of my Son.’
Saying this, both were holding the chalice; and both saints were telling me to get closer and gave me permission to accept it. Having said this, the chalice remained suspended in midair, as if in the middle of a cloud and everything else disappeared. Only the chalice remained. I had such a desire to drink it that I would have taken it, but I was not permitted to touch it.
After this, Veronica suffered very much from temptations from assaults from the devil and felt abandoned by God. On August 20, Jesus appeared to her and told her that she was already drinking from the chalice but that He wanted her to do it with joy. This vision renewed her strength, so she started saying “sitio, sitio” (I thirst). All the while, she kept seeing this mystical chalice before her getting filled. When she suffered something, she would see the chalice spill over. She describes her suffering as all bitterness, like the agony of death.
St. Augustine appeared to her together with Jesus and many angels on the night of August 28th, and told her, “This is a precious gift, because it is given to you by God himself.” In the meantime, the angels were gathering in glasses made of gold, the liquor that overflowed from the chalice. Veronica was made to understand that those glasses contained all the suffering she had offered until now that the angels were taking to the throne of God and how pleasing this suffering was to God.
Saint Veronica Giuliani
Engagement and Mystical Espousal
Before the beginning of Lent in 1694, Veronica had a vision of Jesus and St. Catherine of Siena on a beautiful throne surrounded by a multitude of angels. Jesus told her, “Here is Catherine, my beloved spouse; I assign her to you as a companion so that she may be an intercessor between you and Me.” Then Jesus taking St. Catherine’s hand showed Veronica the beautiful ring on her finger. Veronica understood that she would receive the gift of the espousal during Easter.
On Easter Sunday, when she went to receive Holy Communion, she could hear the choirs of angels singing, “Come, spouse of Christ”. Soon after she went into ecstasy and saw Jesus in all His glory with His Holy Wounds all resplendent. Jesus was seated on a throne made of gold with precious stones and there was another throne next to him made of alabaster and precious stones. This was the throne of the Virgin Mary. Veronica mentions that the materials she saw here were not like anything in this world, that our sun would seem like darkness. Then, St. Catherine appeared. Veronica could not explain how but she felt she was being dressed and adorned with precious stones and white lace. Then, she saw Jesus like this, “He was so beautiful that I cannot describe it…His hands, feet and side, that is, His Wounds, were so resplendent that it seems to me that instead of wounds, they were beautiful precious stones. Only the wound of the side seemed to be open and from it came out rays of sun…it seems that inside this holy wound was the ring that I was to wear…At this time it seems that the Lord raised his right hand as if to bless me and said: ‘Come spouse of Christ.’ The Virgin Mary, together with all who were present said, ‘Accept the crown which God prepared for you from all eternity.’  
Then St. Catherine started undressing her and Jesus asked the Virgin Mary to redress her. The Virgin Mary took St. Catherine’s cloak and put it on Veronica. This cloak was covered with precious stones that seemed to change colors, which symbolized the virtues. Then, Jesus took the ring from His side wound and placed it on the Virgin Mary’s hand. The ring seemed to be made out of gold and covered by enamel which formed the name of Jesus on the precious stone. When Jesus put the ring on her finger, she felt a greater union with Him.
Her Prayers
St. Veronica’s spontaneous prayers often invoked the Wounds of Christ in an original way asking them to be ‘voices’: ‘My God, I ask you for souls. Let these Your Wounds be voices for me and say with me: O souls redeemed by the Blood of Christ, come to this source of love. I am calling you and these Holy Wounds speak for me, but all of you come.”
Other prayers seem very similar to the prayers in the Divine Will by Luisa Picarreta. In these prayers, Veronica tries to encompass all creation in her praise and thus multiply the intention of her prayer: “O stars, o sky, help me. I would like to have as many tongues as there are stars in order to praise God and to invite the whole world to love Him.”  And on another occasion she prayed: “My Lord, I intend to call you as many times as there are plants and leaves in the whole world; and I would like to have as many hearts, as many tongues, as there are grains of sand in the ocean, as there are grains of dirt in the whole world.”
She was also very concerned with the conversion of non-Christians: “Now I would call the Jews, now the Turks, now all the nations of infidels. I would make an act of faith and say: ‘Oh my God, if I could supply for all of them in praising You, in loving You, in doing Your Holy Will. But I cannot do it by myself. Nevertheless, I come to You and offer You, Yourself with all your attributes and infinite perfections in satisfaction of all that we should do in terms of blessing, praise and gratitude towards You, my greatest Good.”
Mystical Wounding of her Heart and her Reception of the Stigmata
Like many other great mystics, Veronica also received the wound in her heart, known as the transverberation. This happened on Christmas Eve, 1696: “I only remember that the child Jesus had like a bow and arrow in his hands, and it seemed that he sent it to my heart. I felt great pain. When I came back to my senses, I saw that my heart had been wounded and it was bleeding. I cannot express in writing or with words what the Lord communicated to me at that moment. I only remember that I experienced an intimate union with Him and He made me understand that this wound was nothing compared to the wound He would inflict on me soon.”  This wound would remain open and bleeding for several days and then it would close. She describes that she felt pain all the time and like a flame inside the wound. The wound would reopen at times and stay open for several days again. She would offer the pain of this wound in union to the sufferings and wounds of Jesus for the conversion of sinners.
The wound Jesus “would inflict on her soon” took place on March 8, 1697 before a crucifix: “Being in front of Him, very close, it seemed that He detached His right arm and with that great nail that He held in his hand, He wounded my heart. I felt great pain, and quickly returned to myself.”
A drawing of the mystical wounds that Jesus imprinted upon the heart of St Veronica Giuliani
She mentions that Jesus assigned her to the school of His Holy Wounds, and told her: You should not start any work at all without entering first in these loving Wounds, in order to learn how to do that work…I had willed to imprint these Wounds truly in your heart so that your heart would be all mine. Now it is no longer yours.
It is interesting to note that as a special grace, Jesus let Veronica see in a vision how He wounded the heart of St. Teresa of Avila: “At some point I saw her as if suspended in midair in ecstasy. In front of her there was a shining angel. He had a gold arrow in his hand and he put it in St. Teresa’s heart. She became like a fiery furnace, consumed by love. In an instant, in the same place close to the Lord, she offered herself completely to God and it seems that the Lord made me understand that when she was wounded by love, in that act, she became completely detached from everything, so much so that she did not want to know anything about the world anymore. Detached from everything and everyone, she remained in God alone and did not have any other thought except God and her soul.”
On Good Friday, April 5, 1697, Veronica received the stigmata. She had a vision of Jesus crucified and the Virgin Mary, as Our Lady of Sorrows. She wrote: “In an instant, I saw five shining rays shooting out from His Wounds, coming towards me. I watched as they turned into little flames. Four of them contained the nails, and the fifth one contained the lance, golden and all aflame, and it pierced my heart. The nails pierced my hands and feet.”
A Summary of Graces
In 1701, 26 years before her death, Veronica wrote in her dairy all the graces God had given to her: “In an instant, I saw all the special graces God had given to my soul. There were really so many that I could not tell their number. I will only tell you what I understood in detail. He made me understand that He had renewed the sorrow in my heart 500 times, and again many times had renewed the wound in it; that He had in that period given me the special grace of sorrow for my sins, adding to it knowledge of myself and of my faults; that He had made me understand every sort of virtue, and how to exercise them; that He had given me so many inspirations and teachings that if I wanted to tell them all, there would be no end to it.”
“He also made me understand that He had renewed His marriage to my soul on 60 occasions. 33 times He made me experience His holy Passion in a special way, and understand the pains which are known only to the souls dearest to Him. 20 times He showed Himself to me all wounded and dripping with blood, and He asked me to carry out His holy will, but I did just the opposite. O God, how confused I was in those days! I can write nothing in words of what I went through when these things were revealed to me one by one.”
“Three times He gave me a delightful embrace by detaching His arm from the cross and holding me there at His side; 5 times He gave me to drink from the liquid that flowed from that side of His; 15 times He washed my heart in His precious Blood, which came from His side like a ray and touched my heart; 12 times He delved into my heart and gave me the grace of purifying it and removing all the filth, the rottenness of my imperfections and the residue of my sins; 9 times He had me touch my lips to Wound in His holy Side; 200 times he gave my soul delightful embraces in a special way, not counting the others He gave constantly; and 100 loving wounds He made in my heart, in a secret manner.”
In the Communion of Saints
We have already seen the special roles that St. Catherine of Siena, St. Rose of Lima and St. Teresa of Avila had in Veronica’s life and mystical graces. Other saints that helped Veronica were St. Joseph, St. Augustine, St. Phillip Neri, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Ignatius Loyola, Saint Bonaventure and St. Florido, protector of Citta di Castello. St. Paul, whom she referred to as “my Saint Paul” held a special place in her heart. Also, on the feasts of St. Francis of Assisi, her ‘holy father’ and St. Clare, her ‘holy mother,’ she always received special graces.
Her Guardian Angel
Veronica’s guardian angel had an important role in her life. He helped her get up when she fell under the weight of the Cross, defended her when she was attacked by the devil, and helped her with the chores. Later on during her life the BVM appointed another guardian angel to her because she was so much attacked by the devil. Her angels accompanied her on her visits to hell. God revealed to Veronica that upon the election of a new Pope, heaven appoints to him an additional ten guardian angels to assist him.
Veronica fights for the salvation of a dying soul
Veronica took great care of Sister Angelica Berioli during her last illness. According to the accounts of the convent, Sister Angelica was not very observant of the rules and had always been Veronica’s adversary. However, Veronica offered many prayers and penances for the salvation her soul and prayed at her bedside day and night saying, “My Lord, Your Most Precious Blood and Your infinite merits can obtain this grace.”
One day, when Sister Angelica was still semiconscious, Veronica told her: “Before I go, I want you to tell me something, and I want you to call on Jesus and not on the devil as you do.” Sister Angelica listened to her and promised she would do it and asked Veronica not to abandon her. After this incident, Sister Angelica lost the use of reason for the most part and only once in a while would be heard saying the name of Jesus.
The devil was not happy that Veronica was taking this soul from him and tried to prevent her many times from praying. “On two occasions the devil gave me many blows and told me I would pay for this. One night while I was watching over this sister, he appeared under the form of a cat, and he wanted to jump unto her bed. I tried to shoo him away, and he came close to me as when he tried to jump on me…More and more I would visibly see the demons here around her bed and they would threaten to make me pay for this.”
On the evening that Sister Angelica died, June 21, 1701, Veronica saw how four demons were tempting the dying sister, telling her there was no hope for her. Veronica was made to understand; however, that the demons had lost. When she realized that Sister Angelica was about to die, Veronica asked permission to her confessor to visit the Blessed Sacrament. On her way to the chapel, the devil appeared to her under the form of a cat and jumped on her. She had to fight the cat off up to the door of the chapel, whereupon he disappeared, saying, “You won, but you will pay for it.” After Veronica prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, she understood that she needed to go back to Sister Angelica who would soon expire, and it did happen that way. Then, the Lord let her know that Sister Angelica had been saved but that she would be in Purgatory for a long time and showed Veronica the place of expiation. Veronica commented, “A very dark and scary place.” Then, Veronica had a vision of this soul who had turned into “a terrifying animal.”
Sister Angelica appeared to Veronica the following night and told her: “This is not diabolical. It is true that I suffer. If you understood my suffering, you would die of pain.”
On another occasion, Veronica saw the place where she was in purgatory: “I saw a place so terrible and full of torment that I thought it was hell. I can’t explain it in writing but it struck me with fear and terror. It seemed to me that I saw all sorts of tortures that tormented many souls at the same time. One soul, among the others, suffered more than the others and I seem to understand that it was this soul (Sister Angelica).”
Veronica understood, however, that this soul could not benefit from the prayers said for her because during her life she had not prayed for the requests of others. The penances and prayers that Veronica was offering for this soul were being applied to other souls in purgatory.
The second time that this soul appeared to Veronica, she told her,  “I can’t and I shouldn’t” Veronica understood that ‘can’t’ referred to ‘what she was suffering’ and ‘shouldn’t referred to ‘why she was suffering’.  But then the soul of Angelica said, “It is up to you to get me out of this great suffering. I will not forget (your help).”
Even though the Lord made Veronica understand that this soul should have remained in purgatory until the Final Judgement, He also was willing to accept Veronica’s sacrifices for this soul. Veronica suffered greatly and even experienced her own personal judgment in atonement for this soul, which she was finally able to release from purgatory.
Veronica and the souls in Purgatory
Sister Angelica was only one of many souls that Veronica got out of purgatory by taking upon herself the expiation they required to enter into Heaven, often telling these souls, “Go on to Heaven, I will remain here in order to atone for your sins.” In expiation, she had even suffered her own final judgement, and to inflame her with a desire for the salvation of souls God had allowed her to see, hell and also purgatory. She often visited purgatory: “I spent tonight as usual in Purgatory, in the midst of fire and ice, sorrows and sufferings, in complete abandonment and without any one’s help. May the Will of God be praised.”
It seems that her confessors abused her charity by making her expiate for many souls. Among the souls she atoned for are the soul of her father, Francesco Giuliani, Pope Clement XI, some of her confessors and many sisters such as sister Angelica.
Mystical trip to Shrines
Around the years1714-1715, since she had such a great devotion to the BVM, her confessor told her to ask the Lord to help her make a trip to the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin’s House in Loreto. Mario Cursoni, one of her confessors, explains, “She was ordered to pray to the Lord, asking Him to grant her the possibility of a pilgrimage in vision, to the Sanctuary of Loreto, stopping at the hermitage of Monte Corona, where at that time, Fr. Crivelli was carrying out his spiritual exercises, to receive a blessing; from there to the church of the Holy Virgin Mary of the Angels, to that of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, and finally to the Sanctuary of Loreto to take Holy Communion.”  Veronica was taken there in vision by an angel and this is what Fr. Cursoni reports: “When I questioned her about this journey, she replied that the Lord had granted her to make it in a vision and described the sanctuaries with so much accuracy of detail that she could not have done better even after having bodily visited them various times, and even I who have visited them various times could not have done better.”
St Veronica Giuliani receiving the Stigmata
The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life of St. Veronica
The presence of the Virgin Mary becomes central in the life of Veronica in the year 1700, when on April 29 the BVM takes her as her disciple. These were the years that Veronica was to suffer greatly from percussion from within the convent and from the Holy See because of her stigmata. Like Padre Pio, Veronica was in confined for a while to the infirmary, only being allowed to go to Holy Mass accompanied by two other nuns.
During this time of trials and percussion, she received many graces from the BVM. On December 24, 1702 she receives a new name, “Veronica of Jesus and Mary” and on July 1715 when the hearts of Jesus, Mary and Veronica become one, she is called “Veronica of the Divine Will, daughter and devotee of Mary Most Holy.”
Veronica stressed very much the importance of consecrating oneself to the Virgin Mary. On 1715, she experienced the grace of a mystical union with the soul of Mary. She wrote: “It seems to me that at this point the Blessed Virgin Mary had transformed herself into me; but I have no way of explaining or recounting this, because my soul has become one with Mary.” This happened one year after she received the grace of the 'three graces': union, transformation, and mystical espousal, during each Holy Communion.
When the Holy office lifted the ban that prevented her from becoming abbess, she was elected Mother Abbess of the Monastery on April 1716. Veronica placed the keys of the convent in the hands of the BVM and said, “You are the Abbess, I will do as you order me.” To which the Virgin Mary replied, I am the superior, you must accept my guidance in everything.”
The Blessed Virgin Mary put out a fire in the convent, which had started in the chapel by a candle carelessly left lit on a wooden reading table. Veronica writes, “At half past six, the sisters and I were terribly frightened by a vast fire in the church. It seemed that everything was going up in flames, I appealed to the Holy Virgin, I asked her in her mercy to put out the fire and in my heart I felt that my appeal would be granted. So, with faith in Mary I approached the place of the fire, when I made the sign of the cross, the flames receded. In an instant everything was over. Blessed be God and Mary.” The BVM later confirmed to her that without her prayers the entire convent would have burnt.
The BVM also took the place of Veronica as abbess when Veronica was mystically away in hell for hours. Once Sister Maria Biovanna Maggio went to talk to Veronica and she noticed a “majestic and extraordinary expression on her face.”  She left consoled by the words from her abbess but wondered why she had spoken to her so little. When she told this to Blessed Florida, the latter smiled and said, “Keep in mind that today Mother Veronica is in hell sacrificing for the conversion of sinners. The person who was with you was the Holy Virgin who appears in place of Mother Veronica.” Blessed Florida (who was beatified by Pope John Paul II on May 16, 1993) knew well all the details of Veronica’s life because Veronica’s confessors had imposed on her the obedience to inform Sister Florida about everything in her spiritual life.
From 1720 onwards, it was the BVM who dictated to her the diary. During that period she began narrating in the second person. On the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 1727, the BVM tells her to put an end to writing the diary with this last sentence, “Fa punto.” (Put a period.)
The incorrupt body of St Veronica Giuliani
Into Life Eternal
Veronica spent the last years of her life in continuous union with God. She wrote, “When God gives His graces of union and transformation, these are the same as those enjoyed by the blessed souls in heaven. They enjoy God in God: it is a continuous banquet of love with love.”

On June 6th, at the moment of Holy Communion she had a stroke. From that time she suffered for 33 days a purgatory on Earth: physical and moral sufferings and temptations from the devil. On July 9, 1727 at dawn, she received permission to die from her confessor and went to her eternal abode. Her last words were, “Love has let Himself be found.”
Veronica was beatified on June 17, 1804 by Pope Pius VII and canonized on May 26, 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI.
The Autopsy
An autopsy was performed on Veronica the day of her death after lunch. During her lifetime, Veronica had told Blessed Florida that her heart bore certain symbols of the passion and that it had been engraved with the letters representing the vows she had taken. Blessed Florida made a sketch of her heart with all the signs that Veronica described. When her heart was dissected in half during the autopsy, it revealed mysterious incisions shaped like the outlines of the instruments of the Passion, the seven swords of Our Lady, and a number of letters.
Prayer:
O Lord Jesus Christ, who did glorify St. Veronica by the marks of Thy suffering, grant us the grace to crucify our flesh and thus become worthy of attaining to the joys of eternity. Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.
-St Veronica Giuliani, pray for us!
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References:
Emmanuele Del Cuore Immacolato e Addolorato di Maria, Fr. “Santa Veronica Giuliani Vera Discepola e Apostola di Maria” Gloria.tv. September 16, 2013.
Giuliani, S. Veronica. Il Diario. Compiled by Maria Teresa Carloni. Siena, Italy:Edizioni Cantagalli, 2010. Print.
Leonardi, Fr. John, o.f.m.Cap. Saint Veronica Giuliani. Loreto, Italy, Litografia Lauretana, 1986. Print.
Lord, Bob and Penny. “Saint Veronica Giuliani.” Visionaries, Mystics and Stigmatists down through the Ages.  Journeys of Faith, 1995. 257-285. Print.
The Life and Teachings of St. Veronica Giuliani. Delaware: Two Hearts Media Organization, 2006. Print.
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