Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
It was late in the evening, and I had just finished praying. In addition to my usual evening prayers, I also repeated the special prayers for the Hour of Grace for the World, which I had prayed today between noon and one o’clock. This devotion requires that during this hour we begin by praying Psalm 51, three times followed by other prayers of choice. Many divine and bodily graces are received when praying this devotion on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Suddenly, I could hear many footsteps in the house. At first, I thought it was my grandson, as he would sometimes go to the kitchen for an evening snack. I called out to him, but he did not answer. So I assumed that he was asleep.
Worried and anxious, I immediately sat up in bed and listened to determine from which direction the footsteps were coming. They came very close, coming from just outside my bedroom, in the hallway.
I then became frightened and started to panic. I began to wonder, who are all those people walking around in my house?
Suddenly, a most brilliant golden light swept through my entire room. I watched in amazement as my room instantly became full of people and angels. They were all very cheerful. I had received a heavenly visitation.
Amongst the visitors, I could see our Lord Jesus, Blessed Mother, St Joseph, St Padre Pio, St Therese of the Child Jesus and many other saints and angels. I would say there were about twenty saints, and many, many angels. Blessed Mother looked so beautiful, dressed in pure white, as today was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Her spouse St Joseph was quite tall with short hair. He was clothed in a blue-brown coloured garment on which was woven a most decorative golden embroidery, signifying royalty.
Slightly nervous, I asked the visitors, “Did you come to get me?” I was sure that this was the reason they were in my room.
They were all smiling and said, “No, we didn’t come to get you. We have just come to visit you. In Heaven we all agreed and said, let us go and visit Valentina and give her a surprise and cheer her up. We love you, and we are your best friends, and that is why we have come.”
As soon as they all came into my room, Lord Jesus, dressed in a beautiful red garment, walked right up to me and stood beside my bed. In my heart, I sensed Him saying, “Fear not!”
Our Lord then picked up the Holy Bible, which was lying on my bedside table, and started turning the pages to read some passages. In the meantime, St Padre Pio, who is a very powerful Saint in Heaven, came up close to me. He was so happy. He was wearing a beautiful white and gold chasuble over his brown habit.
St Padre Pio said, “Valentina, we know you have a lot of suffering, and that is why we have come to visit you, to give you encouragement. You have many enemies, but fear not, nobody can harm you. We all pray for you in Heaven. Proclaim the Word of God to people. Tell them to repent and to believe in God. It is good for their soul and their salvation. You must tell them that.”
Everybody in the room was happily talking. I felt immense joy at having so many special Heavenly guests.
Our Lord Jesus, holding the open Bible turned to me and showed me what He would like me to read. He started to read a passage from Holy Scripture which was about Himself, while He was here on Earth preaching to people. He specifically said that I should read from St Peter, St Matthew, St Luke, and St John. Our Lord said, “You will learn a lot from these readings, they are good teachings for this time.” I was like a little student next to our Lord.
Thank you, my Lord, Mother Mary, St Joseph, and all the angels and saints, for coming to visit me, little nothing.
Our Lord said, “Each time you put yourself down, you humble yourself.”