First it is important to know that ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II that he personally requested t𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗛𝗲 𝗩𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗟𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗢𝗳 𝗖𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗮 & 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻.
St. Pope John Paul II venerated the image of the Virgin of Civitavecchia, that cried tears of blood on 14 different occasions. In 1995 Pope John Paul II requested of Monsignor Girolamo Grillo that one day he reveal to the world his veneration of the statue. The book titled “La Madonnina de Civitavecchia”- The true story of a painful drama of love, also written by Monsignor Girolamo Grillo contains a signed and dated letter from Pope John Paul II
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗟𝗔𝗗𝗬 𝗜𝗡 𝗖𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗧𝗔𝗩𝗘𝗖𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗔
On 2nd February 1995, it was at 4:20 pm that the five year old Jessica Gregori first witnessed tears of blood streaming from the left eye down to the heart of the Madonna in the garden grotto, from the statue that had been gifted to them. Her Father, Fabio, was soon also at the scene since the family were about to leave for Mass.
The same phenomenon occurred on the following days with other witnesses, but Bishop Grillo remained skeptical and believed the story too absurd to be true. The statue would weep another thirteen times, in front of crowds of witnesses, until February 6, before an extraordinary grace changed the Bishop’s mind.
On March 15 at 8:15 am after Mass at the Bishop’s residence, Bishop Grillo together with several others present, began to recite the Salve Regina. When they reached the words “Turn, then, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us”, the statue began to cry tears of blood for the fourteenth time, and this time in the hands of the Bishop himself. It was enough to turn him into one of the most tenacious defenders of the ′′ Madonna of Tears “.
Monsignor Grillo in 2011 revealed, with an autograph document of the former pontiff, that Saint John Paul II had privately honored the Madonnina, giving her a gold rosary and a crown. A sanctuary in the church of Saint Augustine in Pantano, was erected on March 15, 2005.
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗔𝗚𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗟𝗔𝗗𝗬 𝗜𝗡 𝗖𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗧𝗔𝗩𝗘𝗖𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗔
Our Lady spoke to the Gregori family, after their statue of the Virgin Mary had started to shed tears of blood on February 2, 1995. She made clear that this apparition is linked to her apparitions in Fatima.
It is important to know that Jessica Gregori, the daughter of the family who witnessed these apparitions and supernatural events, was given by Our Lady the content of the third secret of Fatima and that this message was then passed on to Pope John Paul II at the time. She herself was able to meet, in 1996, with Sister Lucia of Fatima and to compare with her the messages they received concerning the third secret. They matched.
When Jessica, was asked about the central message given by Our Lady in Civitavecchia, she replied:
The most obvious message is the sign of Mary weeping tears of blood. The Voice heard by Fabio revealed that it is the Blood of Jesus “shed for all the children who turn away from Her Immaculate Heart, to give you salvation” (May 17, 1995). This is at the same time both a warning of grave danger and the offering of the means of salvation.
There is also a heartfelt warning of a particular danger for Italy:
As we have said, the messages warn of the great danger of a third world war, which may be a nuclear war, but which can be stopped with “weapons stronger than those used, which are love, prayers, humility, the Rosary and true conversion of your hearts to God through our Heavenly Mother who is holding you all in her arms, close to her Immaculate Heart.”
There is an insistent request for the consecration of families to Her Immaculate Heart, of Parishes, Cities, Dioceses, and the World, as a pledge of protection on Her part.
Jessica and the entire Gregori family don’t like to be called visionaries at all; it would be better to say witnesses. Bishop Grillo – whom I knew well for many years, since he also worked in the Secretariat of State – invited me to Civitavecchia (together with then-Father Giovanni D’Ercole, who is now Bishop of Ascoli Piceno) to introduce me to the Gregori family. It was on the occasion of the feast of Pentecost, after my return from Nigeria, at the end of the 1990s.
We were gathered in prayer in front of the little grotto surmounted by shrubs where the Statue of Our Lady stood. It was then that I personally witnessed the exuding of perfumed balm from the base of the statue. The balm even exuded from the leaves of one of the shrubs, and a drop fell on my head. Given the importance of the exuding oil, Bishop Grillo took the statue in his hands, while Fabio Gregori led us inside the house.
We took some cotton and collected the balm that continued to flow out copiously. I also had the opportunity to hold the Statue of the Virgin in my own hands. In memory of that extraordinary event, I still keep in a handkerchief a wad of that cotton that was soaked in the miraculous balm, as well as the small leaf from which a drop of the balm dripped onto my head.
Indeed, states the Archbishop Viganò, “this prophecy about the suicide of the Catholic Church has meanwhile been largely fulfilled through the Satanic-Masonic attempt to Protestantize Catholicism, reducing it to one of the many religions that are part of a single world religion.”
Further explaining the Masonic influence in the Church and in the world, he adds: “That the Masonic octopus clutches the Catholic Church in its tentacles is neither a rumor nor a secret. Right in the Vatican, the very stronghold of the Catholic Church, Masonry has armed itself with diabolical patience and waited until it reached the levers of power and command. The heart of Catholicity, which by divine mandate must be a beacon, has long been home to a pomp and pretention that decays it.”
But there is also a message of hope. Our Lady stated during her apparitions of Civitavecchia: “After the painful years of Satan’s darkness, the years of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart are now imminent.” And she urges us to pray the Holy Rosary as a strong weapon against the forces of evil.
As Archbishop Viganò states, these apparitions have been approved by the Diocese of Civitavecchia and that even Pope John Paul II privately blessed the miraculous statue.
In addition, he informs us that Father Gabriele Amorth, the well-respected and now-deceased chief exorcist of Rome, strongly believed in these apparitions and even asked the Gregori family to pray for him when he was at the end of his life. Archbishop Viganò visited the Gregori family and even witnessed some supernatural phenomenon when praying in the presence of the miraculous statue.
Archbishop Viganò: “If the triumph of the Immaculate Heart is not far away, now is the time of battle, and She who is our Leader and Coredemptrix wants to see us fight, suffer and implore her Victory which is now at the gates.”
Bishop Grillo explaining the request of St. Pope John Paul II ==>