Nativity of Blessed Mother Mary
At about five o’clock in the morning, while I was praying my morning prayers, the angel appeared with our Blessed Mother. Suddenly, a most brilliant light filled my bedroom. It was so bright that it seemed to pierce my eyes and to penetrate my whole being.
Standing before me was Blessed Mother, dressed in the purest of white.
I said, “Oh Blessed Mother, my Mother, Happy Birthday!”
She said, “I came with my angel to take you to Purgatory to console the Holy Souls. They are waiting for you.”
I said, “Blessed Mother, you shouldn’t be working today. You should be honoured in Heaven, today on your birthday.”
She smiled and said, “Yes, but all the Souls need me to come to them and to console them. They are waiting for me to take them to their heavenly home.”
Suddenly we found ourselves in amongst a large group of souls. They were so happy to be in the presence of Blessed Mother. These souls were prepared and ready to go to Heaven.
Blessed Mother said, “You see how joyful they are when I come to see them. These souls have spent a long time in purification in Purgatory, but today they will be taken to Heaven. That is why I brought you here to witness this because you suffered for them. I can tell these souls that you are part of their redemption to get to Heaven.”
While the souls were standing all around us, Blessed Mother explained to them that I suffered for them, especially with my left leg that was in so much pain. One by one the souls ran towards me to touch my leg and then they would run back.
Blessed Mother asked, “Would you like to know why the souls are touching your leg? They call you, ‘Valentina, with the golden leg’. The souls believe that if they touch your leg, they will benefit from it. All the souls know of your leg.”
After I returned from my visit to Purgatory, the pain in my leg returned. It lasted all day long and caused me much discomfort. The pain was unbearable.
Later in the day, I went to Holy Mass, and as I was sitting in the church, I lamented to Blessed Mother, “Oh Blessed Mother, the pain I had in my leg, before I was taken with you to Purgatory, has returned and has remained with me all day long. It is such excruciating pain.” After Mass I found it very difficult to get home due to the pain.
The next day, the pain gradually subsided. In my heart, I understood that Blessed Mother needed that extra pain and suffering from me to redeem more souls. The pain is very uncomfortable and distressing, but at the same time, it makes me very happy to be able to help the souls. It is important especially for people who die suddenly and unexpectedly. They are usually not prepared, and in this way, by offering up your physical suffering, it gives these souls the chance of salvation.