Text of the Eucharistic adoration of December 8, 2014
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The celebration of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most important and most considered events in the Church and in our community. This feast comes two days after a very important date for us, December 6, the day when we remember the departure of our Bishop ordained by God.
During this worship we want to remember our beloved spiritual father, H. E. Monsignor Claudio Gatti, his deep and indissoluble bond with Our Lady and the link between the Immaculate Conception and the Mother of the Eucharist.
Eucharistic Jesus, here in this body, blood, soul and divinity, a few days ago we celebrated five years since the departure of the Bishop of the Eucharist, Monsignor Claudio Gatti, the one You ordained and donated to the Church and is now in Heaven to enjoy the well-deserved joy and reward. Today, with Your permission, we would like to talk directly with him.
In the day of the Immaculate Conception, Excellency, we want to remember you because all those who were lucky enough to meet you and be near you were able to see, enjoy and realize how immense your love for Our Lady was. We want to dwell on the past five years that have passed without your physical presence, but above all, on the fortunate period when you were at our side. Probably we will never fully understand, as long as we are on this earth, the great gift that God gave us when He allowed us to meet you on our path. Paradoxically, your physical absence in these years has brought us to reflect on the great love you were always able to give us in every circumstance and on the luck we had. We're going forward, trying to put into practice your teachings, and when we fall, we imagine you close to us holding out your hand, helping and encouraging us to get up, as you always did in your life. You never looked at our miseries to judge us, but helped us to correct them in order to take a leap forward in the conquest of Heaven. You were always spiritually present in each of our choice or difficult decision we had to take. You never left behind anyone except those who, by free and evil choice, turned their backs, first to Jesus and then to you, and often these people were particularly close to you. Every year of your suffered life was a gem in the heart of Jesus and Mary and was a flower, the most fragrant, woven into the crown of the Church spiritual rebirth.
Spiritual father, confessor, doctor, nurse, counselor, friend, teacher of life, an example of courage and total dedication to the triumph of the Eucharist. These are just some of the words coming to our mind to describe that part of your magnificent life in which we have been fortunate to participate. Your whole life was a constant prayer so the souls may grow in the life of grace and in the love for Jesus the Eucharist and the Mother of the Eucharist. We have imagined you as a lighted candle that was not extinguished by the wind of slander, offense, injustice and wickedness perpetrated against you by God’s enemies, but was allowed to be consumed by the love for the Church and for the souls. It is logical to imagine that you left a big gap, but it is also encouraging to think that now your prayer and your intercession for the Church are all the more powerful. We will never forget your glance, often full of suffering, but also full of love, penetrating in our hearts and reaching our souls. We believe it was the same glance Jesus had when meeting a soul He wanted to save. You loved us up to the last breath and continue to love us and to love your Church because you are priest forever. "Now before the Passover Feast, Jesus knew that His hour had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end". (Jn 13:1)
Bishop and Our Lady, an indissoluble bond
To Jesus through Mary, to Mary through the Bishop of the Eucharist. In our hearts spontaneously these words bloom when we think of the love that our Bishop had and has for the Mother of the Eucharist and how much passion he put, during his whole pastoral life, in bringing souls to her and from her, to her Son Jesus. The Bishop of the Eucharist has grown to the school of Our Lady who was always next to him and always encouraged and supported him in the great and difficult mission to revive the Church. The Lord wanted to reward this great love of the child for the Mother, so He wanted Our Lady to be next to him, invisible to us, during every Holy Mass celebrated by the Bishop of the Eucharist. It is a gift that God reserved to His beloved son who always defended the Gospel, the sacraments, the many Eucharistic miracles and all the great works of God that took place in this thaumaturgic place, until his death, being lifted up on the cross. During the years when we were lucky enough to attend the Bible classes, the Bishop ordained by God wanted us to better know our heavenly Mother; In fact, he said that to love a person, you must know him or her. The Bishop of love showed us that in the scriptures they talk very little about Our Lady and he explained that this is due to Mary’s humility; she always wanted the apostles to speak and put into evidence her Son Jesus. It is the same humility that we found in Don Claudio, both when he was a simple priest and when he was appointed Bishop, the first after two thousand years to be ordained by God, and as the Lord wanted us to know, the last. The Bishop of the Eucharist never boasted of this great gift, he never changed his simple and humble attitude towards the faithful, actually we know that this ordering of divine origin caused him much suffering. He said "Yes", obeyed the Lord and let himself go to his will. This "Yes" reminds us of Mary’s, at the time of her "Fiat", when she agreed to become Jesus’ Mother, Co-Redeemer of mankind and Mother of all men.
The Bishop of the Eucharist and the Mother of the Eucharist, an indissoluble bond united by deep love for Jesus the Eucharist. Another testimony of the love of our Bishop for the Mother of Heaven is represented by the explanatory notes he wrote in the book "I am Mother of the Eucharist":
We do not fully realize the fullness of grace in Mary because we are unable to grasp to what perfection and spiritual richness God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, raised this human creature. It can be said that the fullness of grace is Mary’s main trait; in fact she is greeted by the Archangel Gabriel as 'full of grace'. Mary’s identity is given by being 'full of grace'. The last part of the angelic greeting: 'The Lord is with you' makes us understand that Mary, from the first moment of her existence and forever, had this fullness of grace: she was the first to be redeemed by Christ, for Christ’s merits were applied to her in advance.
We know that Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, was the living tabernacle of God, the first tabernacle in the Church history. The Bishop of the Eucharist defended, protected and guarded this very precious tabernacle with courage, against the enemies of our Lord, even at the cost of his honor and life.
The Immaculate Conception
In Chapter 1 of the Gospel of Luke (1:26-38) we can contemplate God’s greatest masterpiece: Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and Immaculate Conception.
Our Bishop, in his wonderful and precious homilies, he splendidly explained the reason for Our Lady’s greatness. Our Heavenly Mother, in fact, is the only creature conceived without original sin; to her in fact were attributed in advance the merits of the Redemption of Christ. In addition, the amount of grace present in her soul is superior to that of all mankind, past, present and future.
When a person is declared a saint, the amount of grace present in this soul will never be complete. Instead, in Mary there is such a great grace that even the angels, creatures of spiritual nature, because recognize her as their queen 'full of grace'.
The dogma of the Immaculate Conception was promulgated by Pope Pius IX in 1854 and this was confirmed four years later, in Lourdes, where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette with these words: "I am the Immaculate Conception".
Among the Immaculate Conception and the Mother of the Eucharist there is a common thread running from Lourdes, going through Fatima and arriving in Rome. As a confirmation, on July 17, 1994, Marisa, for the first time, sees two Our Ladies: the Immaculate Conception and the Mother of the Eucharist. "God wanted me to open History and close it" (Letter of God, February 11, 1995). Our bishop told us that no other title which will be given to Our Lady in the future will be more important than the one Jesus gave her at the time of His circumcision, saying: "You are the Mother of the Eucharist".
Our Heavenly Mother loves his children immensely and wants to take us with all her heart to conversion, leading us directly to Jesus the Eucharist.
True conversion and a life of grace are only possible with a strong union with God, realized through the sacraments and, in particular, with the Eucharist: "Live the Eucharist, without the Eucharist there is no love". (Letter of God, February 6, 1993)
The Bishop of the Eucharist and Marisa, victim of the Eucharist, by saying their "Yes" to God, precisely in Lourdes, in 1973, began their very important mission, under the guidance of the Mother of the Eucharist that has protected them with her mantle during their earthly life. They had to bring Jesus the Eucharist to the Church center and to the heart of every man.
We pray to you, dear Jesus the Eucharist, through Mary’s intercession, Immaculate Conception and Mother of the Eucharist, to help us to love You more and more and to help us fly wing by wing, as our spiritual parents taught us.
In particular, at this time, protect our community from the dangers and attacks of all those hostile to the plan of God. Help us to bring forth with strength, courage and, above all, with love, the mission started by Marisa and our Bishop. We know that the evil forces will never win because You have said to the first Pope: "I tell you that you are Peter. And I’ll build my church on this rock. The gates of the underworld won’t be able to stand against it". (Mt 16:18)
Rome, December 8, 2000 - 10:30 am
Letter of God
Marisa - Today you are wearing the Sunday dress; you are beautiful and, as usual, you are escorted by angels, saints and saved souls. Today there are also Silvano, Bruno and all those who are saved.
Our Lady - Yes, it is easier to be saved for those who attend this thaumaturgic place and come here to pray.
Marisa - I saw Padre Pio coming in.
Our Lady - Little Marisa, look how many souls I have around me; they are saved, even if they did just little things; there is no need to do great things to be saved.
Marisa - I see Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and a future Pope I cannot specify. But where are the young people? I see only Stefanuccio and Giovanni. Around you have your beloved spouse and Jesus who sometimes I see large and sometimes small. I entrust you all the sick people and those who ask for your help, for it is easier for them to turn to you and say: "Mom, help me, I need you". I see now two Our Ladies. The angels are shaping like a crown; there are no flowers, but angels. The crown begins at the Immaculate and reaches the Mother of the Eucharist. The face is always the same, only the dress and expression is changing: the Mother of the Eucharist is more serious, for she is bringing Jesus; while the Immaculate is smiling and occasionally looks at the Eucharist in the hands of the Mother of the Eucharist. What a beautiful scene! You are so beautiful! By now I have seen you since many years and every time you are more and more beautiful. We are always here to ask for your help. Do you like our basilica? It has no walls and if someone wants to get in, he can do it easily. Do you like it?
Our lady - Yes, God the Father likes it very much.
Marisa - But does God the Father like us?
Our lady - Yes, you all are his beloved ones. Certainly God favors those who live in a state of grace and love their neighbor. For those who do not love there is no place in Paradise. Little Marisa, now we all pray together in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit... My dear children, thank you for your presence and thank you for the wake you have done for my feast. I wish that all feasts of mine were yours too, despite the various problems, difficulties and suffering you are experiencing. I invite you to ensure that this feast does not end today and tomorrow will not start running again just for work, study or home. Once before I wanted you to link the novena of the Immaculate Conception to that of Christmas, this time I leave you free, but if you want, you can make a chain between the two novenas. Prepare for the coming of little Jesus. Be prepared, so that everything may triumph, especially the truth. The Holy Father has no strength to recognize you, but the one who will recognize you will come and everyone will know where the truth is. My Pope knows everything, but does not want to go against cardinals and bishops. My dear children, you have had so many miracles, what happened here did not happen in any other place on Earth: Eucharistic miracles, repeated blood effusions from the Eucharist, especially the great miracle that took place during the consecration pronounced by my bishop. Those who do not know Jesus the Eucharist cannot fully comprehend the great miracles. You should shout alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, for God is with you. To continue talking on the above topic is not nice, instead we talk about you, your spiritual journey, your love, let’s talk on what Jesus said: "Learn to love and then pray". The rosary is a powerful prayer and it's nice to recite, especially together, but love is above everything.
Marisa - I see Padre Pio around you, like a child when he is close to his mom. But are you going to help me?
Our lady - I see dear grandmother Iolanda who, with much sacrifice, is here in our midst. Oh, dear grandmother Iolanda, how difficult is your life! You uttered a really beautifully sentence: "I suffer, but I am well on Earth". Instead, what did you say, little Marisa?
Marisa - I said the opposite.
Our lady - My dear children, the Mother wishes you a good and holy feast. Continue to say some prayers during the day. I say it again: if you want to do this chain, not of angels but of flowers and little and big sacrifices, then link the novena of the Immaculate to the one of the holy Christmas, but do not create problems in your families. Together with my and your bishop I bless you, your loved ones, especially the sick. I bless the children and all the sick people who are in hospital or at home. I bless your sacred articles. I bless those who came from afar with sacrifice. I hold all of you tight in my heart and I cover you with my maternal mantle. Go in the peace of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Praised be Jesus Christ.
Marisa - The angels have taken her and brought her higher up. Bye-bye. Don Claudio, did you see how they were placed?
Don Claudio - No, you see, I do not.
Marisa - Yes, I forgot, but it is natural for me to say: "Did you see?"