News from the National Headquarters
From the National Director…
February 21, 2007
Dear MMP Family,
Fr. Gobbi has asked, with particular insistence, that his annual letter for 2007 be shared with all MMP members so that it can be read and well meditated upon by all. Those of you on our mailing list will be receiving a packet which includes his letter both in English and Spanish, as well as my accompanying letter which follows. I am posting them here on our website for the benefit of those who have not officially registered as members or who have not sent us their changes of address, and thus will not be receiving a copy by mail.
For Father’s letter, please click on the link(s) which follow:
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Letter form the National Director
February 11, 2007
Our Lady of Lourdes
[Fr. Gobbi’s] theme for this year is “The Glory of Mary.” He writes, “The task that has been entrusted to the Marian Movement of Priests, in this time of the purification and the great tribulation, is that of proclaiming THE GLORY OF MARY to the Church and to all humanity.”
He quotes extensively from Our Lady’s message of February 2, 1988, in which she tells us:
“These are the times of your full manifestation. The days of your public testimony have arrived. Show yourselves to all as little children consecrated to me and as great apostles of your heavenly Mother, in these last times. The hour has come when I want to be glorified in you before all the Church and the world.” (372b)
And in her final public message to Fr. Gobbi, given on December 31, 1997, she says:
“The moment has come for you to come out from your hiddenness in order to go and shed light upon the earth.
u Show yourselves to all as my children, for I am with you always. Let the faith be the light which enlightens you in these days of darkness, and let zeal alone consume you, zeal for the honor and glory of my Son Jesus.” (604 t-u)
Clearly then, as apostles of these last times, to us is entrusted the task of making her known to everyone – by spreading her messages, but also by showing ourselves to others as living examples of the Gospel in imitation of her Son Jesus . This special mission which has been entrusted to her little cohort – that of “introducing” her to others whom we meet – is so very important, because she tells us that it is ONLY when she is recognized and acknowledged in all her glory that she will be able to FULLY unleash her great power. This will lead to the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart, the Second Coming of Jesus and the definitive defeat of Satan.
“If you do what I ask of you, devotion to me will spread more and more, and then I will be able to exercise the great power which the Most Holy Trinity has granted to me. Thus I will be able to prepare for all humanity the new era of its complete renovation, in the glorious triumph of my Son Jesus.” (379i, April 2, 1988)
Ours is such a sublime mission and, with the Rosary and with our total “Yes” to what the Lord is asking of us as his little co-redeemers, we have in our hands the “power” to obtain the grace of a change of hearts and to influence “all human events.”
“The rosary brings you to peace. With this prayer, you are able to obtain from the Lord the great grace of a change of hearts, of the conversion of souls, and of the return of all humanity to God, along the road of repentance, of love, of divine grace and of holiness.
Then you will no longer say: ‘But, always and everywhere, everything remains just as it was. Nothing ever changes!’ — This is not true, my beloved children. Each day, in silence and in hiddenness, the heavenly Mother is waging her battle against the Adversary and is working, by means of most extraordinary signs and manifestations, to change the heart of the world.” (336no, October 7, 1986)
“…Pray, and do penance. Recite the holy rosary with love and with confidence. With this prayer, made by you together with me, you are able to influence all human events, and even the future events which are awaiting you. With this prayer, you can possess the grace of a change of hearts, and you can obtain the much-desired gift of peace.” (343d, December 31, 1986)
First and foremost, Our Lady needs our complete surrender so that she can use us as she needs.
“The time has come when I wish to live in you and to manifest myself to all through you.
I want to love with your heart, to gaze with your eyes, to console and encourage with your lips, to assist with your hands, to walk with your feet, to follow your bloodied footprints and to suffer with your crucified body.” (227q-r, July 1, 1981)
Tell her each morning that you are all hers, “Mary, I give myself to you this day, a s your apostle of these last times. Do with me as you will, for the honor and glory of God.” Offer all to Jesus through Mary and then, with the spiritual force given her by her children of light, she will be able to fully manifest herself in all her power and glory. This triumph of her Immaculate Heart will pave the way for the Second Coming of Jesus in glory.
By the time this letter reaches you, we will be in the season of Lent. As Fr. Gobbi so often mentions, we the members of the Marian Movement of Priests and our families are bearing the weight of tremendous burdens – sufferings of a physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual nature. Others have financial difficulties or are victims of natural disasters. During the penitential season of Lent when we are asked to unite our sufferings to those of Christ, I pray in a special way that you will experience the joy that comes from carrying your cross valiantly.
“Indeed, you will know joy even in sorrow; moreover, you will offer for my joy each of your sufferings, even the smallest. And I will accept it as a gift which the little child makes to its Mother, and I will change it immediately into joy for you.
However, the joy that I give you is deep; it is not superficial; it is peaceful; it never brings agitation. It is for you, my son, the joy of the cross: the joy of remaining always in my sorrowful Heart to experience all its indescribable motherly sadness.” (March 23, 1974 #42de)
As we prepare for Easter and anticipate this glorious liturgical celebration of Christ’s resurrection, let us exult with great joy in the “Triumph of Divine Mercy.”
“…All humanity exults with greatest joy because, in Jesus Crucified, dead and risen, it contemplates the triumph of divine mercy…the moment is close when Christ Risen will manifest Himself in all his power; evil will be destroyed; Satan will be defeated forever; and then will appear in all its splendor the triumph of divine mercy over the world.”
(#544b,g, Easter Sunday, April 16, 1995)
Sincerely yours in
Jesus and Mary,
Rev. Albert G. Roux
International Clergy Retreat (Italy)
I remind interested bishops, priests and deacons that this year’s international spiritual exercises (retreat) will take place from June 24-30 at the Shrine of Merciful Love in Collevalenza, Italy. If you would like to attend, please contact me for more information.
It is with genuine appreciation that I extend my sincere gratitude to all of you who continue to support Our Lady’s Movement with your prayers and goodwill offerings. Your donations continue to sustain our work of printing and disseminating Our Lady’s messages. May she abundantly reward your generosity of heart.
I extend a very special thank you to those who have named the Marian Movement of Priests as a beneficiary in their wills and trusts. If any of you are interested in doing the same, please call us and we will provide you with our Tax I.D. number. We are recognized by the IRS as an organization described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; therefore, your gifts are tax deductible.
“Our Mother: Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate”
In light of Fr. Gobbi’s inspired letter on the Glory of Mary, we encourage you to obtain the booklet, “Our Mother: Co-redemptrix…” written by Franciscan University of Steubenville Professor, Dr. Mark Miravalle. Therein is presented these three glorious titles of Our Lady as found in her messages to Fr. Gobbi, and as they are officially taught by the Papal Magisterium. Free copies can be obtained from:
Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici 313 High St. Hopedale, Ohio 43976
Tel. 740-937-2277 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep the petition for the fifth Marian Dogma in your prayers.