Feast of St Anne and St Joachim
During this time I had a lot of depressing suffering. As well as suffering physical pain coming from my leg, I was suffering from depression and grief, due to the loss of my dear son Frank. It was now the first anniversary of his death. The pain was going on for a few days. I said, “Lord Jesus, please help me.”
About five o’clock in the morning, the angel appeared to me.
He said, “Come with me. I have something to show you.”
Suddenly, we found ourselves in a very remote and rugged place. The whole landscape was very rocky and harsh. I followed the angel as we walked along a very difficult path. I said to the angel, “Wow! This is the most difficult walk, that I have ever experienced.” I had to walk up a hill and then back down, and then we would walk round and round through this rugged place. At one point I felt like I was walking in a circle and couldn’t get out of it.
We kept walking round and round then up along this rocky hill, which had signs of ruins from ancient times. Then we would come to a very narrow part, where there was hardly anywhere to put your foot. It was such a struggle.
The angel said, “We are almost there.”
When finally the angel lead me out of it, he said, ‘You had to do this walking as penance for the souls that you will soon see.”
Standing and looking at the landscape in front of me, it was like a dry dessert. There was no greenery and no grass, it was dry all around. You could see some signs that there was once lush grass growing here, but now it was all dry.
We then came across a large black hole. It was like a deep pit completely black inside. Nearby I could see at least another three or four black holes just like it.
The angel warned me, saying, “Don’t come too close.”
Then the angel, looking at the big black hole said to me, “Do you believe there are people there? The pain that you received from your leg and the depression and grief that you suffered, for the loss of your son Frank, has brought a lot of benefits for the people that are trapped here under this ground. They have been here for many, many years. Today, all your sufferings brought good fruits. These people are coming out of the darkness and they will be liberated and come into the light.”
I said to the angel, “Wow! How could they possibly live underneath here?”
The angel said, “They’ve suffered a lot. They had a very heavy penance, and they were completely forgotten souls. No prayer has ever touched them.”
I understood, that even if prayer was offered for them by the living, it would not touch them because they did not merit that prayer.
Suddenly, I could see people starting to come out.
I said, to the angel, “Wow! They are coming out like rabbits from a burrow.” The angel smiled, “Rabbits don’t dig that far down into the ground. These souls were much deeper in the ground.”
For the first time they were coming out of the darkness. As they were coming up, I could see them rubbing their eyes, which were affected by the brightness, as they had not seen any light for a long, long time.
They were so skinny and dressed in raggedy brown clothes, and looked like prisoners. They were all men. I didn’t know what language they spoke, however I could see they were confused and disorientated but pleased that they had come out of the darkness.
A few of them came closer to us and I asked them, “Are you sorry for what you have done?” They said, “Yes, we are very sorry for the offences done to our God.”
The angel said, “Don’t worry, they will be taken care of.”
I said, “I have been to purgatory many, many times, in many different parts of purgatory, but never to a place as difficult as this one.”
Then the angel said, “Now I’ll take you back home.”
I was in that place for quite a long time. It was such a strange place.
I was thanking the Lord that I was back home, when suddenly, this saintly person appeared in front of me. He was a tall, slim, mature gentlemen. I felt in my heart he was an ancient prophet. He wore a most beautiful long, shiny, silvery robe. I could see he was holding something grey in his hands. It was a handful of writing pencils.
He handed over the writing pencils to me and said, “Take them because you have to write everything that you have experienced.”
He then disappeared.
I started to pray and made the Sign of the Cross, and all of a sudden our Lord Jesus appeared, smiling and looking very joyful.
He said, “Do you know, I had to come to tell you the good news, that what you have personally experienced and what you went through this morning, in that remote place, you have just liberated all the souls that were in the deepest hole and darkness. They were there for centuries and centuries. Today, liberation came for them and you brought them to light and you should be very joyful and happy for what you have done, and proud.”
I said, “But Lord, I don’t like to use the word proud.”
He said, “This is a different proud. It is something great that you have done that no one has done before.”
“I would appreciate that when you go to Mass today that you offer them up at the foot of the Altar because they will benefit greatly from the Holy Mass. It will be a mission accomplished for this group of souls,” He said.
I offered up Holy Mass for the souls that came out of the holes so that they can go back home to heaven. The Holy Mass is the highest offering for souls.
Then our Lord said to me, “The pencils that you have just received from the saint mean that you have to write down everything that you have experienced. People will like to read about your experiences and they will learn from them. It will benefit their own souls when the time comes. Those who read it, while still alive, can learn something which can benefit them later on, in the next life and help them avoid heavy penance.”
Many times before I would receive pencils like that but didn’t know why they were given to me. I would just take them and say thank you.
The angel directed me to these Poor Souls, so that I would offer them up in Holy Mass, because I am here on earth and am able to do that for them. It is very charitable to pray and to give alms and to offer up Holy Mass, which is very beneficial for holy souls. We should do this not just for our loved ones and friends but also for those souls whom we don’t know and are forgotten.
People, it is a serious matter, after we pass from this life to the next, as we don’t go directly to heaven, we have to be purified from every stain and sin that we commit on earth. It is very important to have charity in your heart, to forgive and to remember to offer from your heart, whatever you do and all your sufferings. Our Lord accepts everything.
It helps very much to go often to Reconciliation, Holy Mass and to pray devotions and the Holy Rosary.
I thank the Lord and appreciate that He is loving and merciful to accept us into His Heavenly Home.