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 […]

The meaning of Mary’s name

St Albert the Great said that Mary’s name has four meanings: lluminator, star of the sea, bitter sea and lady (Comment on St Luke 1,27) Mary illuminates because she gave birth to the true light of the world. She is like the Star of the Sea because she orientates us during the dark nights of […]

If You Knew The Gift of God

“If you knew the gift of God” is the phrase that Jesus said in the episode in which He met the Samaritan woman at the well of Sicar that is recorded in chapter 4 of St John’s Gospel from verses 1 to 10 (Jn 4:1-10). Let us try to understand Jesus’ words together, entering into […]

Abraham’s Faith

In the Letter to the Hebrews Abraham is praised for his faith: “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, not knowing where he was to go. By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac, […]

The Hail Mary moves Jesus’ Heart!

The Virgin of Revelation told us the power of invoking her intercession by praying the Hail Mary saying, “The Hail Marys that you say with faith and love are like golden arrows to the heart of Jesus.” At Tre Fontane, as with the other Marian apparitions of the last century, Our Lady emphasised the importance […]

“Call me Mother”

We recall the words of the Virgin of Revelation who, with her maternal goodness, came to recall a lost son, and therefore all of us, to conduct ourselves in a way that does not deviate towards “strange doctrines” (Heb 13:9) but is conduct that is worthy of a Christian. On the 12th April 1947, the […]

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

“I will bless every place in which an image of my Sacred Heart is exposed and honoured” This is one of the 12 beautiful promises of the Sacred Heart.  At the end of this novena, to celebrate this Solemnity, we invite everyone to “enthrone” the image of the Sacred Heart, giving Him a special place […]

Day 9: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in you We can place our hope in the Heart of Christ. That Heart, the invocation says, is salvation “for those who trust in Him”. The Lord himself the night before His passion as the apostles to have trust in Him. “Do not let your hearts be […]

Day 8: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness We desire to draw near to this fountain of living water. We all desire to drink from the divine Heart which is the fountain of life and holiness. In it we are given the Holy Spirit, who is constantly given to all who draw near to Christ, […]

Day 7: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful Is it not perhaps the Heart of Him who, “went about doing good” to all (Acts 10:38)? Of Him who made the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the dead to be raised up and the poor to have the Good News preached to them (LK7:22)? Is […]