702 E. Houston
P.O. Box 816
Cleveland, TX 77328
In the little town of Montichiari, not far from the picturesque lake Garda, which is surrounded by mountains, live 14,000 people. The town is situated at the Edge of these “clear mountains” from which it derives its name, and close to the city of Brescia in the province of Lombardy, Northern Italy.
In the Spring of 1947, whilst praying in the chapel of the local hospital in Montichiari, nurse Pierina Gili had an unforgettable experience. Mary, the Mother of God, appeared to her in a wonderful vision and magnificent light, as the exalted Lady, dressed in mauve, very sad and with tears in Her eyes. Pierina noticed that Her heart was pierced by three swords:
First Sword means: the unworthy celebration of Holy Mass and Communion unworthily received.
Second Sword means: being unfaithful to, and giving up, the vocation as a priest or a religious.
Third Sword means: betrayal of the Faith
Our Lady asked for “PRAYER, SACRIFICE and PENANCE”
Our Lady appeared to Pierina on several occasions. Our lady appeared in a white dress. She was adorned with three beautiful roses in place of the swords: white, red, and yellow.
White Rose represented the Sprit of Prayer
Red Rose represented the Spirit of Sacrifice
Yellow Rose represented the Spirit of Penance and Conversion
Our Lady said, “I am the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all of you. Our Lord sends me to bring a new Marian Devotion to all religious orders and institutes, male and female, and to the priests of this world. I promise to protect those religious orders and institutes who will venerate me in this special way, increase their vocations, and achieve a greater striving for saintliness among the servants of God”.
“I wish that the 13th of each month be celebrated as a Marian Day. Special prayers are to be said during the proceeding twelve days. On this day I shall pour out vocational holiness and abundant graces on those religious orders and spiritual institutes who have honored me especially”.
“I wish that the 13th of July be celebrated each year in honor of the Rosa Mystica (The Mystical Rose)”.
“It is my wish that every year, on the 8th of December, at noon, the Hour of Grace for the Word be celebrated. Many divine and bodily graces will be received through this devotion. Our Lord, my Divine Son Jesus, will send His overflowing mercy if good people will pray continuously for their sinful brothers”.
PRAYER TO THE ROSA MYSTICA
Maria Rosa Mystica, Mystical Rose, Immaculate Conception, Mother of Our Jesus Christ, Mother of Grace, Mother of the Mystical Body of the church, You came down to earth to call upon us children of this Earth to love each other, to unite, and to live in peace. You request from us charity, prayer, and penance.
We thank God from the bottom of our hearts that He has given You to us as Our Mother and Mediatrix, in all our needs. Mary, full of grace, please help me, I beseech You, and grant me my special intention… (name intentions)
You promised us Your Motherly protection, full of graces: “I am always very close to you with My Motherly love.” Rose Mystica, Immaculata, Mater Dolorosa, please show me that You are my Mother, Bride of the Holy Spirit, and Queen of Heaven and Earth. Amen
Hail Holy Queen…
THE ORIGIN OF THE CHAPLET OF TEARS:
This Chaplet was revealed in 1929 and 1930 to the saintly sister Amalia in Campinas (Brazil), by Our Savior and His Most Holy Mother. The local bishop Franciscus Graf Campos Barreto confirmed it as a supernatural revelation. In a very consoling voice, Our Lord said to Sister Amalia on November 8, 1929:
“My daughter, whatever men will ask of Me for the sake of the tears of My Mother, I shall grant them lovingly.”
And on march 8th, 1930, Our Most Holy explained to Amalia:
“The devil will be defeated by this Chaplet, and the reign of Hell be destroyed. Prepare for this great battle.”
Those interested in receiving the statue of Rosa Mystica at your home, please contact the following individuals:
- Mrs. Leyda Gonzales at 832-318-5449 for Spanish
- Mrs. Ascension Ramirez at 561-713-5957 for English
The priority is given to the home that have the sick or the dying.
PICKING UP THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF ROSA MYSTICA:
The Rosa Mystica Statue is picked up at the Chapel on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Prayers performed at the Chapel upon receiving Our Lady - An Offering to Mary and Chaplet of Tears
PRAYING THE ROSARY DURING THE WEEK TO OUR LADY OF ROSA MYSTICA:
Prayer of the Rosary - Rosary Prayers and Mysteries
RETURNING THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF ROSA MYSTICA:
The Rosa Mystica Statue is returned at the Chapel on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Prayers performed at home before returning Our Lady - Act of Consecration of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Litany of Rosa Mystica
Excerpts from the Novena booklet, Rosa Mystica by Franz Speckbacher, printed with permission from 101 Foundation Inc.