Message on June 30, 1997 (about
More than 30 priests from different countries came to
Naju and concelebrated Mass in commemoration of the 12th
anniversary of the Blessed Motherís first weeping in Naju. While I was
in meditation after Communion, I saw a vision of the world turning into
darkness without any light. From the darkness, I heard the sounds of many
people screaming, even though I could not see them. I cried out aloud,
"Lord! Have mercy." I felt a heart-breaking pain thinking
about these children of God who were unable to find their way, wandering
and screaming in the darkness.
I cried out again, "Let us repent. Repentance
is the shortcut to salvation. God will save us without asking questions
about our past, if we pray, asking God to forgive our mistakes and
accepting everything as our own fault instead of othersí."
Then, many peopleís sighs and wailing turned into a weeping of
repentance and prayer. At that moment, bright light began radiating from a
point in the sky and the beautiful Mother of Mercy, wearing a blue mantle
and carrying the Baby Jesus, appeared, surrounded by the angels. As she
was coming toward us, the light continued spreading making the whole world
bright. Numerous people who had been crying saw the light and stood up and
cheered the Blessed Mother. However, there also were many who were not
paying any attention and not responding. At that moment, the Blessed
Mother began speaking in a loving and gentle way.
THE BLESSED MOTHER:
Daughter! Did you see that? The majority of the
shepherds in the Church are not accepting me even now. Because of this,
the world is covered with a terrible darkness and is about to sink into a
deep chasm of darkness. The darkness in the world has become so dense that
the world now stands at the crossroads. (This crisis) manifests itself in
the Church as a deepening division and apostasy, which is found even among
priests. Numerous clergy and children are not only refusing to accept my
invitation but are showing an outright defiance to it, cruelly nailing my
Son Jesus to the Cross again.
However, you came from many places around the world to
commemorate my tears and tears of blood, responding to my invitation with "Amen."
Therefore, I will embrace you all in my burning Immaculate Heart and
nurture you afresh.
My beloved priests! My lovable sons whom I can put in
my eyes without feeling any pain! Upon the priests who accepted the
invitation to my banquet, I will bestow special graces. They may appear
weak now, but, as I know that they will believe in, accept, and practice
my words well, I will help them take many herds of sheep to Heaven and
enter it. As God recognized Abraham as a just man for his firm faith, I
will recognize you who are following me and making me known and will put
laurel crowns on you and let you stand by my side at the time of the Last
However, children, do not be unwatchful and complacent.
The devil knows well about the graces you have received and will try to
cut you off from my love by wickedly and cruelly making you follow your
own self-will and thereby become scattered and proud. Therefore, always
remain awake and pray with me. This Motherís Heart is hurting so much
because of the priests and numerous children who are like the Pharisees,
who were filled with curiosity, chasing after miracles instead of
comforting me, who am imploring you with tears and tears of blood even at
When the Blessed Mother said this, tears flowed down
from her eyes. She resumed speaking anxiously but lovingly.
THE BLESSED MOTHER:
Not only the children who do not know me but even the
clergy are not recognizing my anxious pleas that I am making, shedding
tears and tears of blood, and are preparing useless schemes and getting
caught in their own traps. . . They are not only refusing to listen to my
words but are also refusing to find out about facts, filled with curiosity
and rejecting me with no fear of God and with a distorted mind. I am
overcome with sorrows.
The Blessed Mother continued weeping.
THE BLESSED MOTHER:
My beloved children! I will let the light, love and
grace from my Immaculate Heart overflow in all of you who came despite the
long distance, seeking me, who has been imploring (you) with tears. In
this dangerous, extremely dangerous age, you will surely see new buds
sprouting even on the burnt ground, when you realize that this Mother is
needed for all of you and follow me. Upon all of you who have been invited
to my great banquet, I bestow my love combined with Godís blessing. Now,
receive the Lordís blessing.
At that moment, I made the Sign of the Cross and came
out of the ecstasy hearing the priest giving the blessing at the end of
the Mass. I saw Jesus giving the blessing together with the priest,
standing behind him.
During the Overnight Prayer Meeting
Four to five thousand people including Korean and foreign
priests gathered and prayed in the Naju Gymnasium in commemoration of the
12th anniversary of the Blessed Motherís first weeping in
Naju. The Blessed Motherís statue, which had wept, was placed in the
Gymnasium. I heard the Blessed Motherís beautiful voice from her statue.
THE BLESSED MOTHER:
My beloved sons, priests, and my children! There are so
many crowds of people who betray this Mother like Judas everyday, but
thank you who are taking part in my great banquet to comfort me. Even
those who did not have the intention to comfort me also came here at my
invitation. Therefore, I will embrace you all in the streams of my mercy
and in the light from my Immaculate Heart and will nurture you and make
you breathe in the refuge of my Immaculate Heart. In whatever distress,
adversity, and destitution you may be, abandon curiosity and have complete
trust. Even if it seems that sins are approaching the saturation point and
darkness is covering up everything, I will perform miracles of love
through you, who are trusting and following me.
My dear, lovable babies! Too many souls, who are not
abandoning curiosity and are loitering around, are fascinated by false
prophets and become unable to discern because of the devilís temptation.
Therefore, I ask that you faithfully practice my messages of love
hurriedly and that you do not look at this Mother with human eyes or judge
her with human thoughts. If you entrust yourselves to me totally with
trust and confidence instead of reasoning and logic, respond to me with "Amen,"
and make me known, my efforts will soon become victorious thanks to your
help; you will be laughing at the big liars who distrust me, the Mother;
and you will soon see the day when you will know what a great happiness it
is to trust and follow the Heavenly Mother despite the accompanying pains.
I bestow blessings on all of you who are gathered here, together with the
Love of my Son Jesus Whom I love extremely.