On 29th September 1961, during the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, in San Damiano, a little village in Northern Italy, a humble family mother who was dying, Rosa Quattrini, was suddenly cured in her home by a young woman who was visiting her.

In May 1962, the young woman made herself known to Rosa as “the Mother of Consolation and of the Afflicted” during her pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo to meet Padre Pio.

On 16th October 1964, The Holy Virgin appeared to Rosa for the first time, in her garden, above the pear tree and gave her the first message, charging her with transmitting it to the whole world.

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"My little one, I come from far away.
Tell the whole world that everyone should pray,
That Jesus cannot bear his cross anymore.
I want everyone to be saved, the good ones and the bad ones,
I am the mother of love, the mother of everyone,
Each one of you is my child.
That’s why I want you all saved!
That’s why I came,
To lead the world to prayer,
Because the punishments are near.
I will come back each Friday,
And I will give you messages,
You have to make them known to the world."

From that day onwards began Mamma Rosa’s great mission. The Holy Virgin would appear to her continuously and give her numerous messages for the whole world, until her death in 1981.