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NOTICE: I am a practicing Catholic, active and in good-standing with my local diocese, who professes faith and loyalty to the Church. This ministry - my "little work" - is strictly a personal expression of that faith and loyalty, and not an officially recognized ministry in the Diocese of Honolulu.

~ Peter, Ministry Administrator


Saturday, July 13, 2024

Saturday, July 13th - Celebrating the Feast of Maria Rosa Mystica!


Maria Rosa Mystica,
Ora Pro Nobis!

At the heels of the Vatican's recent approval of the Rosa Mystica Marian Apparitions of Montichiari-Fontanelle ... our Holy Mother was celebrated this morning at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua.


The event was organized by members of the FIAT Prayer Group (with approval from the priest) to comply with Our Lady's request to the late visionary - Pierina Gilli - that July 13th be observed in honor of the "Mystical Rose".

    
Attendees venerating the statue &
a relic of the Blessed Virgin's veil.

In keeping with the theme, this ministry's 3-foot-tall Rosa Mystica pilgrim statue was displayed for public veneration, along with a genuine relic from Our Lady's veil.  After the Mass, the Rosary was prayed followed by the Litany of Loreto and the official Rosa Mystica Prayer.

A large golden flake of escarcha that I
saw appear above this woman's eye.

I have no doubt many graces were showered upon all who participated and these appear to be confirmed by tangible signs reported to this author: escarchas and the fragrance of roses, which I personally smelled in intermittent waves during the Rosary.  Most definitely, the Rosa Mystica was fulfilling her words to Pierina:

"I have an abundance of graces ready
for all those children who hear my voice
and take my wishes to heart."

~ Words of the Rosa Mystica,
December 8, 1947

More information about the Rosa Mystica apparitions can be found here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Honoring Hawaii's Patroness!


Today, with great pomp and solemnity, our local Church celebrated the Feast of the Patroness of our beautiful Hawaiian diocese - Our Lady of Peace.


Bishop Larry Silva presided over the Noon Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, accompanied by several Priests and Deacons from around Oahu.  Not unexpectedly, it was a fitting and meaningful tribute to our Blessed Mother as well as to the fruitful history of the Catholic Church in Hawaii.

Bishop Larry prays with local clergy.  Note
the holy figures visible on the pillar to the right
(circled and artistically outlined).

Even the mysterious images of the Holy Mother and Child, and the Holy Face of Christ, visible on a pillar since October 2023, seemed to participate in the festivities by appearing more distinct than usual.  Plus, during the General Intercessions, this author witnessed the Blessed Virgin smile, while the normally closed eye of the Lord’s Holy Face image suddenly opened, as though to reassure that He is watching over us.  What a gift from Heaven!

Our Lady of Peace,
pray for us!

It goes without saying that I feel tremendously blessed to be a part of our local Catholic Ohana; to be in an Aloha Spirit-filled Diocese that's graced with a good Bishop; two Saints; a Servant of God (Joseph Dutton, whose Cause for Sainthood seems to be quickly progressing); and, as already mentioned, the presence of Christ and Our Lady of Peace, via the unique "sign" in our historic and beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.

My Brothers and Sisters of Hawaii, WE ARE BLESSED!  Thanks and Praises be to GOD!

Monday, July 8, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: Vatican APPROVAL granted to the Rosa Mystica Marian Apparitions!



It is with great joy and excitement this ministry shares this good news:

Per a letter dated July 5th, 2024, from the Vatican's Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith (DDF), the Church has given its official green light - essentially, a declaration of "Nihil Obstat" (Latin for "no opposition") - to Brescia's Bishop Pierantonio Tremolada's positive discernment of the "Maria Rosa Mystica" apparitions to the late seer, Pierina Gilli (d. 1991);  in short, these apparitions are now effectively approved by the Vatican (read the letter here)*** ... and it's the first such ruling since the DDF implemented new guidelines in May 2024 for evaluating alleged apparitions and supernatural events.  This is BIG.

The declaration, broadcasted today - July 8th - basically outlines the DDF's concurrence with a "Dossier" submitted to the Vatican for review by Bishop Pierantonio.  It apparently documented his favorable assessment of the Rosa Mystica phenomena that occurred in his northern Italian diocese in 1947 and 1966.  Among the main points cited by the DDF for its approval are the following:

+ The humility of the visionary, Pierina Gilli.

+ The orthodoxy of Pierina's recorded messages from Our Lady, and her other spiritual experiences.  Except for a few titles the seer attributed to Our Lady, and which the DDF deemed as needing further clarification, the DDF concluded that there were "no elements in the messages disseminated by Pierina Gilli that contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church on faith and morals".

+ The "diverse and rich spiritual and pastoral fruit of this devotion".

Having personally visited the Fontanelle Shrine back in September 1989, this author celebrates this development with other Marian devotees.  After decades of countless graces and visible signs around the world directly connected to these apparitions - e.g. conversions; prayer groups; healing through devotional use of the spring water from the shrine's "Fountain of Grace"; signs in the sun; weeping statues depicting the apparition; the appearance of escarchas, etc. - what us believers have been praying and hoping for has finally come to pass!  

Without a doubt, graces and signs will continue ... perhaps, with more abundance since any restrictions to exercising the Rosa Mystica Devotion are now lifted.  So thanks be to God and bravo to Bishop Pierantonio for being instrumental in the discernment/approval process!

To read more about the remarkable story of the Rosa Mystica apparitions of Montichiari-Fontanelle, and my own personal testimony of signs witnessed in connection with the Rosa Mystica Pilgrim Virgin statue used by this ministry, click here.

“I came to Montichiari to speak of love for
the Lord, to call souls to love, to charity; this
 is a message of a supplicating cry from the
Mother of the Lord.”

‐ Our Lady to Pierina,
March 4, 1972


*** NOTE:  In the wake of the apparitions in Montichiari-Fontanelle, there have been a few individuals in recent times who claim apparitions and messages from the "Rosa Mystica"; even using similar images of the Virgin Mary with three roses on its chest.  This approval of Pierina Gilli's private revelations in no way endorse these purported visionaries so please exercise caution and discernment.