In The End My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph
Editorial note from Ted Flynn:
The below commentary using the messages from the Marian Movement of Priests is from a close friend of Father Stefano Gobbi by the name of Father Quartilio Gabrielli. In an age of extreme confusion and division everywhere you look, another perspective for our times is given using the Blessed Mother’s words. It is a message of Trust My Plan which equals Hope. Has anyone ever gone wrong Trusting Her Plan?
Around the year 2000 and beyond, several Cardinals in the Vatican tried to discredit these messages to Father Gobbi saying they were his “meditations,” and not locutions from the Blessed Mother. In the last year or so, we have seen from Archbishop Vigano and others, speak of the Deep Church which is the ecclesiastical equivalent of the Deep State with a globalist goal of state governance over the Church. There are many in the Church, that do not want any of the supernatural that comes when Heaven speaks to humanity, and Father Gobbi was a victim of this group.
For a person looking to navigate a wide range of daily emotions, contemplating these words will bring solace and comfort to the heart, mind, and soul. Reading this will be like a soothing balm for the day, it will be like a Cenacle with Her, knowing and trusting Her as a sure path to peace. Father Gabrielli’s narrative begins below.
THE TRIUMPH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
“…. Many are part of the Church only in a visible apparent way, while in reality they live against HER ……. outside the Church there are many who – without knowing it – belong deeply to the Lord and therefore also to his body, the Church …….. We know that in history there are moments in which God’s victory over the forces of evil is visible in a comforting way and there are moments in which, instead, the forces of evil obscure everything.” (Benedict XVI to Peter Seewald in: Benedict XVI. One Life, 2020)
October 18, 1975, Feast of St Luke the Evangelist (MMP 83)
“My Adversary will one day think that he is celebrating a complete victory: over the world, over the Church, over souls.
It will be only then that I will intervene – terrible and victorious – that his defeat may be all the greater when he is certain in his conviction that he has conquered once for all.
First of all, it is necessary that my Enemy have the impression of having conquered everything, of having everything now in his hands. That is why he will be permitted to penetrate even into the interior of my church, and he will succeed in plunging the sanctuary of God into darkness.”
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
December 8, 2020
“In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph,” Our Lady said to the little shepherds of Fatima, to let all of us know that we strive to follow her. These words are our comfort, the medicine for us as we move into the foretold times of the great tribulation. But are we sure we understand them well?
THE THEME OF THIS LETTER, WE CAN SAY, IS TO EMPHASIZE THE WORDS:
IN THE END. We, like the ones that understand this concept which speaks of victory, of Triumph. But these two concepts IN THE END, have we considered them well? Have we considered these two concepts IN THE END sufficiently? Because we must not extrapolate from Mary’s phrases only what we like, at the risk of reducing their overall plan and modifying their meaning!
IN THE END: but of what end? At the end of a long and tiring struggle, the one we are experiencing today: a struggle, humanly speaking, with uncertain outcomes. A struggle that we have already talked about for a long time, from different angles, in previous letters.
But it does not hurt us to go deeper into this point, difficult for many even in the Movement of Mary, often difficult for each of us too.
Let us get help: we have already quoted, at the beginning of the letter, the enlightened words of the Pope Emeritus. Now let us first call to our aid the words of Sacred Scripture, then the messages of the Blue Book, which we must learn to “to ponder” continuously, thus hoping to gradually penetrate their very deep meaning.
Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. In fact, I have come to separate the son from the father, the daughter from the mother, the daughter-in-law from the mother-in-law: and man’s enemies will be those of his household.” (Mt 10:34-36)
Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, so many antichrists have already come, therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us.” (1 Jn 2: 18-19)
The Marian Priestly Movement, and the Marian Movement connected to it, are not a “separate body” from the Church of God: they are fully part of it. They are therefore not exempt from the great crisis, from the great division present today in the whole Church. This fact is very painful, for us, especially for the priests, and for the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Unfortunately, in these moments it appears inevitable: Charity in TRUTH, Pope Benedict taught us. Without the Truth, Love cannot flow freely, and the claim to unity at all costs unfortunately becomes an illusion.
“Easter represents the absolute victory of Christ. We will all participate in this triumph too. On one condition, however: that of knowing how to accept, with a generous heart, the harsh path that leads to it: sacrifice. Everyone, no one exempted, must in fact, walk this path. Without the cross there is no victory, there is no ascent to glory, there are no merits.
Those who have already taken and passed the inevitable tests; and those who harden their strength to face them are persuaded of this indispensable union with Jesus, who goes to Calvary and is crucified. We Adore you O CHRIST AND BY YOUR HOLY CROSS YOU HAVE REDEEMED THE WORLD.
(We need) an unlimited trust in the word of the Lord, an unshakable fidelity, through the Holy Cross, to his Church. In this way no fear can ever prevail.” (Saint John XXIII., Speech April 18, 1962)
“The Cross establishes the distinction between good and evil; only through the saving cross is there salvation. (Saint John XXIII., Speech March 19, 1960).
Truth and Charity are definitely united in the Crucified and Risen Christ. Through the consecration lived to her Immaculate Heart, under the motion of the Holy Spirit, Our Lady precedes us and maternally helps us in the ascent of the mountain of Christ Crucified and Risen. With this decisive ascent you form your victorious group day by day.
Don Stefano Gobbi in his prophetic meditation in Collevalenza, July 4, 2003, explains that the battle of Gideon against the huge army of the Midianites is underway.
Fr. Gobbi was relating this to the remnant; from 32,000 the army was reduced to 300 obedient men, humbled by drinking water with their tongues only. Not displaying FEAR.
Hence the remnant is selected.
Unfortunately, many of the Movement have turned back out of fear, out of misunderstanding, for many other reasons. We are all in a time of great trial, even we of the Movement. Anyone who wants to remain faithful to Truth and Charity must accept misunderstanding, marginalization, persecution even BY THEIR OWN CONFRERES.
Our Lady of Sorrows, who is with her Crucified Son, tells us in many messages that this process will culminate in the martyrdom of many of her children. But precisely through this martyrdom Christ Crucified, through the crucified Immaculate Heart of His Mother, will actualize the Triumph of His Resurrection in the Church that will defeat the powers of darkness.
If we are afraid of the sacrifice of the Cross, it is logical that we go backwards and hide ourselves in the tortuousness of compromising with error, heresy and selfishness.
However, we shall walk along the path of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Sorrows, in which the Truth and Charity of Christ Crucified are united.
MY PLAN, December 8, 1982, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, (MMP 254)
…”There can be no descending to compromise with evil, because this road winds its way only over (the terrain) of enmity between these two opposed realities.….between God and Satan, between good and evil, between the spirit of the Jesus and the spirit of the world”.
By compromising, we eliminate ourselves from the victorious ranks of the Queen of Victories. Whoever wants to climb the harsh path of sacrifice, convinced that without the cross there is no victory of Truth and Charity over error, heresy, lies and selfishness, must be willing to accept misunderstanding, ‘marginalization and persecution also ″by his own.″ A heroic example of all this is offered to us by the servant of God, Don Dolindo Ruotolo, of whom we will speak later.
Certainly Mary wants to see us united, she asks us in many messages to sacrifice ourselves for this unity. But it is equally certain that this unity wants it in the Truth, and not at its expense: the fact that at this moment unity is so compromised is a clear signal of the struggle that the evil one has unleashed against God, hitting him where he can do it, that is, in his Church.
THE THIRD SIGN: DIVISION, February 11, 1979, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, (MMP 170)
”Unity is the perfection of love.
And so Jesus has desired that his Church be one, to make of her the sacrament of God’s love for men.
Today my Immaculate Heart trembles and is anguished to see the division within the Church.
This division, which has penetrated the Church, is the third sign which indicates to you with certainty that the final moment of her painful purification has come.
If, in the course of the centuries, the Church has many times been torn by division which has led many of my children to separate themselves from her, I nevertheless obtained from Jesus the singular privilege of her interior unity.
But in these times, my Adversary has, with his smoke, succeeded in darkening even the light of this divine prerogative of the Church.
This interior division sometimes even leads priests to set themselves against priest, bishops against bishops, and cardinals against cardinals, for never before as in these times has satan so succeeded in finding his way into their midst, rending asunder the precious bond of their mutual love.
Oh, Church, Mystical Body of my Jesus, in your painful journey to Calvary, you have reached the eleventh station, and you see yourself wrenched and torn in your members, which are again nailed to the Cross!
What must you do, my sons, apostles of my Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart? You must become a hidden seed, ready even to die for the internal unity of the church.”
In many messages Our Lady went to the root of the causes of this division, of this risk of general apostasy.
YOUR HEAVIEST CROSS, July 9,1975, (MMP 74).
“This scandal will become even greater and more serious. You will be called upon to suffer more and more, because this veritable apostasy from the Gospel will one day become general in the Church, before the great liberating purification.”
MY HEART IS BLEEDING, Dongo (Como, Italy); September 6,1986 (MMP 332).
“The Church of Jesus is wounded with the pernicious plague of infidelity and apostasy. In appearance, everything remains calm, and it seems that all is going well. In reality, it is being pervaded with an ever widening lack of faith which is spreading the great apostasy everywhere.
There has also entered into the Church disunity, division, strife and antagonism. The forces of atheism and masonry, having infiltrated within it, are on the point of breaking up its interior unity and of darkening the splendour of its sanctity. These are the times, foretold by me, when cardinals will be set against cardinals, bishops against bishops and priests against priests, and the flock of Christ will be torn to pieces, by rapacious wolves, who have found their way in under the clothing of defenceless and meek lambs. Among them there are even some who occupy posts of great responsibility, and by means of them satan has succeeded in entering and in operating at the very summit of the Church.”
THE BEAST LIKE A LAMB, Dongo (Como, Italy); June 13,1989, (MMP 406)“…
This masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church. And so ecclesiastical masonry works to obscure his divine word, by means of natural and rational interpretations and, in the attempt to make it more understandable and acceptable, empties it of all its supernatural content. Thus errors are spread in every part of the Catholic Church itself. Because of the spread of these errors, many are moving away today from the true faith, bringing to fulfilment the prophecy which was given to you by me at Fatima: ‘The times will come when many will lose the true faith.’ The loss of the faith is apostasy. Ecclesiastical masonry works, in a subtle and diabolical way, to lead all into apostasy.”
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST 666, Milan, Italy, June 17, 1989 (MMP 407). “…
You have thus arrived at the peak of the purification, of the great tribulation and of the apostasy. The apostasy will be, as of then, generalized because almost all will follow the false christ and the false church. Then the door will be open for the appearance of the man or of the very person of the Antichrist!
This is why, beloved children, I have wanted to enlighten you concerning the pages of the Apocalypse which refer to the times you are living through. This is to prepare you with me, for the most painful and decisive part of the great struggle which is on the point of being fought out between your heavenly Mother and all the forces of evil which have been let loose.”
I AM COMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN, Fatima (Portugal),May 13,1990 (MMP 425)
“THE Church will know the hour of its greatest apostasy. The man of iniquity will penetrate into its interior and will sit in the very temple of God, while the little remnant which will remain faithful will be subjected to the greatest trials and persecutions.”
AN APOCALYPTIC MESSAGE, Shrine of Caravaggio, (Bergamo, Italy, May 13,1994, (MMP 520)“… When there will have entered into her the man of iniquity, who will bring to fulfilment the abomination of desolation which will reach its climax in the horrible sacrilege, as the great apostasy will have spread everywhere, then my Immaculate Heart will gather together the little faithful remnant which, in suffering, in prayer and in hope, will await the return of my Son Jesus in glory.
For this reason I urge you today to look to the great light which has spread out from Fatima over the events of this, your century, and which is becoming particularly strong in these last times.”
As we have seen in the message quoted at the opening of this letter (Be joyful), victory will come AT THE END. Here are some passages from other messages that clearly reiterate this concept:
QUEEN OF THE ANGELS, Montevideo,Uruguay, September 29, 1981, Feast of the Holy Archangels, (MMP 232).
”… This is the hour of satan and of the power of the spirits of darkness. It is their hour, which coincides with the moment of their apparent victorious action. It is their hour, but the time which they have at their disposal is brief, and the days of their triumph are counted.
THE TRIUMPH OF MY IMMACULATE HEART, Dongo (Como, Italy), December 19,1973 (MMP 29)
“In fact at the very moment when satan will be enthroned as lord of the world and will think himself now the sure victor, I myself will snatch the prey from his hands. In a trice he will find himself empty-handed, and in the end the victory will be exclusively my Son’s and mine. This will be the Triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.”
MY BATTLE, May 18,1977, (MMP 127)
“Over this Church, which seems about to sink, satan desires to dominate as the decisive victor. I shall strike him to the heart by turning his own victory to the cause of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart.
I shall avail myself of the darkness which he has spread everywhere, to choose the souls of the littlest of my sons, and I shall give them my own light.
Thus everyone will be led by this very obscurity to seek salvation in the light which issues from my Immaculate Heart. And all the triumph of my adversary will have only served to help many souls to take refuge in my Motherly Heart.
And thus it will be still possible to save many of my lost children.
This is why satan has now such great fear of me!
But I have now moved into action with the cohort of my little children. Nothing will be able to stop me until my victory is complete in every detail. Thus, at the very moment when everything will seem lost, Providence will bring about the Triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.”
MY MESSAGES, Shrine of Castelmonte (Udine, Italy), November 9,1984 After the Gospel during the concelebration, (MMP 297)
“This is a plan which embraces this century.
In 1917 at Fatima, I anticipated it, as in a prophetic announcement, at the moment when the great struggle between the Woman Clothed with the Sun and the Red Dragon became evident, a struggle which was to last through out the whole century, as a proud challenge to God on the part of my Adversary, who was certain that he would succeed in destroying the Church and in bringing all humanity to a universal rejection of God. The Lord has granted him this space of time, because in the end the pride of the Red Dragon will be broken and conquered by the humility, the littleness, and the power of your heavenly Mother, the Woman Clothed with the Sun, who is now gathering all her little children into her army, drawn up for battle.”
Many times Fr. Stefano emphasized, especially during the Spiritual Exercises for Priests, a very important concept. Speaking of the three commitments that characterize the journey of those who want to belong to the MMP, he explained to us that this membership can be of two types: explicit or implicit. To belong to the MMP explicitly, it is easy to understand it, it means to know it and embrace its spirit and commitments. But, be careful (how often Don Stefano used this nice interlayer!): You can also belong to the MMP implicitly, without knowing it, without having heard of it. It is sufficient for a Priest (the same can be applied to the faithful) to feel and live in HER HEART, and apply in his ministry, the three commitments that Our Lady requires of the members of the Movement she wanted to be stressed and formed.
Well, this freedom of God, and of Mary, in calling souls to a project that asks of us knows no limits, not even temporal. Here, in this light, we can identify in a priest, very dear also to Don Stefano, almost the figure of a precursor of the spirituality of the Movement. Certainly in the past these figures were not lacking: just think of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, St. John Eudes, St. Maximilian Kolbe and many others. But these figure are very close to us in time, a few days ago we remembered the fiftieth anniversary of his birth in Heaven: it is the servant of God Don Dolindo Ruotolo, a holy Neapolitan priest, in love with Mary, who celebrated in his writings this love and inspirations in a thousand ways in his bright and inspired writings.
It is not the case here to speak in full of this great priestly figure, which many of you are well aware of. It is rather appropriate to let him speak, through two prophetic passages taken from his writings, which underline and complete, in perfect harmony, what has been described so far.
A DREAM, A HOPE, AN IMMINENT REALITY
“Very serious evils are threatening the Church and the world. These evils will not be averted through makeshift human solutions but only through the divine life of Jesus Christ in us. Christians are so deprived of Divine Blood, that the life of the Church no longer lives and no longer listens to the voice of the Supreme Shepherd.
A great battle is ensuing between good and evil, between order and disorder, between truth and error, between the Church and apostasy. This battle will find very many hearts disarmed. Priests groan under the desolation of an inactive life, consecrated souls have become poor in holy life. There is no city, no country free from scandal. Shepherds are sleepy; they drag themselves along and no longer have the strength to revive a flock that is running away and a clergy which is lacking life.”
But…. “The Nations will rejoice together with Your people, O Lord”, because Your Word of Life will convert them all. I have firm faith and I trust in You!
Who will be the Angel of resurrection and when will it happen? I don’t know Lord, but I trust in You and You will send him when the darkness of this apostate world is full.
I dream of the outpouring of the Grace of your Spirit in torrents;
the appeal to the peoples that shakes them to the core …
I dream of the blossoming of the Clergy and Religious, the reconstruction of the foundations of the family, the conversion of heretics and Jews, Muslims and pagans and universal peace …
In Your Kingdom, for the Church and in the Church.
I dream of life, the true life raised on the rubble of the dead life of the world.
Dream …… But I’m sure my dream will come true, because I trust in You, my God!
Don Dolindo Ruotolo,( From the writings of 1952)
In the previous short writing the second Pentecost is described, the times of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are described. Father Dolindo speaks of an “Angel of Resurrection”: in the following writing, in the form of a prayer, he identifies him in the heavenly Mother:
COME, O MARY
“Come, O Mary, Reign in the world! Let new impulses for filial devotion to You come from the Chair of Peter, and may your most radiant light dispel errors.
The fallen world found salvation in You and the apostate world can find it only in You, since You are Queen of grace and mercy.
Our condition is appalling: the false prophets have deceived us, and iniquity has lied to itself. Those who promised peace have passed and are passing like cyclones of devastation, and like whirlwinds of storm.
The high idols have fallen on the borders of our eternal aspirations, and they have burned us in the filthy flames of their foul holocausts. The sprouting palms of the new foolishness have unmasked themselves, they have become confused. O Mary, O most sweet Queen, O Virgin Mother of God, save us! The universe invokes you, O Mother of mercy, and asks for your help.
Come therefore, and help your servants, O BLESSED ONE; come and through the new mercy that you pour out on earth, to become immense glory to the Father, be equal glory to the Son, be sovereign glory to God the Holy Spirit. “
A SIGN OF SURE HOPE, Rubbio (Vincenza, Italy), Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, August 15, 1995, (549)
“At the conclusive moment of the great trial, you will feel my motherly presence, which assists you to cross the threshold of hope, in order to enter into the new era of peace, which will come for the church, for humanity and for all of you, with the Triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.”
May these words of Mary, which we must not tire of re-reading, to the point of making them the daily breath of our soul and the guiding thread of our existence, keep us united, dear members of the MMP, giving us the strength to persevere and walk as you want!
We all see how in this final period of the great trial the sufferings are increasing, and together with them the confusion, at all levels: social, economic, unfortunately also ecclesial. Often we get a sense of nausea, of helplessness.
We have to offer these sufferings, which God allows in these times. Didn’t the end of Jesus’ life coincide with the culmination of suffering? So it is for the Holy Church, before the times of the Triumph, of the Resurrection. We of the MMP also remember how much suffering the heavenly Mother required of her “little son” Don Stefano, especially in the last days of life, marked by illness.
Does all this have to make us retreat? Should it throw us into doubt and paralyse us? No, beautiful souls! We must obey the Mother: “BE JOY,” she tells us in the message quoted several times, even at the beginning of this letter. October18, 1975, (MMP 83).
The world has become a swamp of deceptions and falsehoods, but we must trust MARY! So we allow her to begin HER TRIUMPH already, in our hearts!
Let us go forward on the luminous path that you have traced for us: we live in trust, we transmit trust to those we meet on our path. This is why Mary called us and prepared us for many years. This is the reminder I wish to make to all members of the MMP, starting with myself!
Let us listen, in unison with the messages of Mary, to the strong voice of the patron saint of the MMP, St. John Paul II:
“I will put enmity between you and the woman,
Between your lineage and its lineage:
This will crush your head “(Gn 3,15).
Prophetic words of hope,
Resound at the dawn of history!
They announce the victory that Jesus, “born of woman” (Gal 4: 4),
He would report on satan, prince of this world.
“He will crush your head,” the victory of the Son
It is the victory of the Mother, the Immaculate Servant of the Lord,
Who intercedes for us as advocate of mercy.”
(John Paul II, 8 December 2000, prayer in Piazza di Spagna)
“The Immaculate will win!” (John Paul II, Angelus January 8, 1995)
Your little brother,