Our ‘wish list’ letter to St Joseph

When, at the end of December 2006, I entered the carpark of a property in the Via delle Vigne Nuove, Rome I did not imagine that the ‘prophecy’ of St Joseph was being fulfilled. My name is Mother Rebecca, superior of the Missionaries of Divine Revelation. Our community was born in the Roman Diocese on […]

The sculptor of Mary, Virgin of Revelation

Dear Friends, Today we celebrate the anniversary of the location of the statue of the Virgin of Revelation in the grotto of Tre Fontane, Three Fountains, Rome. On the 5th October 1947, the wooden statue of Our Lady, realised by Domenico Ponzi, was transported from St Peter’s Square to Tre Fontane upon a royal carriage […]

Spiritual Maternity

Dear friends, we are continuing our monthly articles that celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the foundation of our community. This time we wish to talk about an important aspect of our mission, that is our spiritual motherhood towards priests and seminarians. As our Rule reminds us, following Our Lady’s example as Mother of the Church, […]

Stabat Mater Dolorosa

The liturgical hymn Stabat Mater takes its title and inspiration for St John’s Gospel, “near the cross of Jesus stood His Mother.” (Jn 19:25) The hymn was written in the thirteenth century and is attributed to either the Franciscan, Jacopone di Todi or, more likely, Pope Innocent XIII. Today this popular hymn usually accompanies the […]

In Gratitude for the Graces Recieved from the Virgin of Revelation

On the 12th April we will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin of Revelation at Tre Fontane (Three Fountains), Rome. In preparation for this great celebration, we invite all those for whom the Virgin has been your guardian, your strength and your refuge, to honour Her by sending us the testimony […]

Man does not live by bread alone

“Man does not live by bread alone.” (Lk 4:4) The Gospel of the first Sunday of Lent invites us to meditate on the Temptations of Jesus in the desert which occurred immediately after the Lord’s baptism in the Jordan by St John the Baptist. It was during the Lord’s baptism that a voice from heaven […]

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

  “Of you my heart has said, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Yahweh, I seek” (Ps 27, 8)   Man has always searched to contemplate the face of God. Jesus told us that “to see Him is to see the Father” (Jn 14:9) and so, the contemplation of Christ’s face is the very contemplation of […]

The Oblates of Divine Revelation

This month we continue our series of articles to celebrate our twentieth anniversary by talking about our Oblates. Who is a typical Oblate of Divine Revelation? The Oblates are Christians who are eager to live the Gospel with great depth and conviction. In the spirituality of the Missionaries of Divine Revelation they have made a […]

MDR 2021 Review of the Year

Dear Friends, Looking back on 2021 we can see that the Virgin of Revelation has touched many hearts through the work of the Missionaries of Divine Revelation. We have worked with people in person, on-line, with people of all ages to bring the “Word of Truth” to all as Our Lady asks. This would not […]

The Mother of God and the three Kings in the Dogmatic Sarcophagus

In 1823, Saint Paul Outside the Walls basilica, Rome, was destroyed in a terrible fire.  During the reconstruction works in 1838, a splendid sarcophagus from the 4th century AD was found near St Paul’s tomb.  The beauty and the profound nature of the Biblical scenes that were sculpted on the face of the tomb, has […]