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“I am the one that is of the Divine Trinity: daughter of the Father, the Mother of the Son, and Spouse and Temple of the Holy Spirit”
The Virgin of Revelation is a Marian apparition that took place in Rome, Italy, on April 12, 1947. The seer was Bruno Cornacchiola, a former Protestant minister who had converted to Catholicism just a few months earlier.
On the day of the apparition, Cornacchiola was taking his three children on a picnic in the Tre Fontane area, which is located near the site of St. Paul’s martyrdom. As they were walking, they came to a grotto that was covered in dirt and trash.
Cornacchiola was about to ask his children to help him clean it up when he saw a beautiful woman standing in the grotto.
Bruno was overcome by the strange mystical experience. His eyes were filled with intense light for a moment, then everything in front of him disappeared his children and the cave.
He felt himself becoming weightless, ethereal, as if his spirit had been freed of his body. When he regained his sight, after momentary blindness, Bruno saw in the most illuminated part of the cave a woman of indescribable celestial beauty. Her head was adorned by a halo of brilliant golden light.
The lady had black hair, and was clothed in a radiant white dress, gathered together by a rose-colored sash whose edges fell gracefully at her side; over her shoulders she wore a striking green mantle.
The three colors of the dress (white), sash (rose-colored) and mantel (green) have special significance to Bruno. He explains that they signify Mary’s relationship to the Three Divine Persons and the three apparitions of Lourdes, Fatima and Rome.
In fact, Our Lady identified herself as, “Daughter of the Father, the Mother of the Son, and Spouse and Temple of the Holy Spirit.” At her bare feet lay a black cloth which had a smashed crucifix on it.
Her face had an expression of motherly kindness, although clouded by sadness at times. In her right hand she held, resting on her breast, a small gray book. Her hands were crossed at her breast, but she unfolded them once to point to the broken pieces of the crucifix.
When the Blessed Virgin identified herself to Bruno Cornacchiola, she did so with two profound truths. The first was of a general nature: “I am the one that is of the Divine Trinity.” Because of her relationship to each person in the Blessed Trinity—–daughter of the Eternal Father, spouse of the Holy Spirit and mother of the Divine Son—–she is altogether unique among all of God’s creation.
In the second identification she chose to reveal herself in relation to Bruno’s activity of Bible reading: “I am the Virgin of the Revelation.”
By this second title she corrects the error of those who would deny her privileges as unfounded, unnecessary inventions of the Catholic Church, not found in Divine Revelation in the Bible. She was admonishing a return to God and a more literal living of the holy Gospel: “Return to the pure source of the Gospel.”
Then the Virgin of the Revelation addressed herself directly to Bruno, “You persecute me—–enough of it now! Enter into the true fold, God’s Kingdom on earth. The Nine First Fridays of the Sacred Heart have saved you.
You must be like the flowers which Isola picked, they make no protest, they are silent and do not rebel. . . . With this dirt of sin, I shall perform powerful miracles for the conversion of unbelievers.”
She revealed to Bruno the sad condition of his soul, at the once all his pat arguments and prejudices against the Church fell apart and he saw before him the way to salvation—–the Roman Catholic Church.
At that point, the Virgin of the Revelation taught him the sure means of salvation, for him and for all mankind, which is prayer, and in particular the daily recitation of the Holy Rosary. “Pray much and recite the Rosary for the conversion of sinners, of unbelievers and of all Christians.”
As a reward to those souls who would listen to her message of prayer for the salvation of mankind, the Virgin promised great favors from Heaven. “In this place of sin I shall perform wonderful miracles for the conversion of unbelievers.”
In Bruno Cornacchiola, the Blessed Virgin recognized that we all have our moments of doubt and discouragement, and should turn to her for help.
The Virgin of the Revelation also favored her prodigal son with foreknowledge of a portion of the future dogma of the Assumption, proclaimed by Pope Pius XII in 1950. She revealed: “My body could not be allowed to decay. My Son came for me with His Angels
The Virgin Mary’s message was a call to conversion and repentance.
Cornacchiola’s apparitions of the Virgin Mary continued for several months. During that time, she gave him many messages about the importance of faith, hope, and charity. She also spoke about the future of the Church, and she warned about the dangers of materialism and secularism.
The Virgin of Revelation apparitions have been the subject of much debate and controversy. Some people believe that they are genuine, while others believe that they are false. However, the apparitions have had a profound impact on Cornacchiola’s life, and they have inspired many others to come to a deeper faith in Christ.
The Virgin of Revelation apparitions are a reminder of the importance of the Holy Trinity. The Virgin Mary appeared to Cornacchiola to speak about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. She reminded him that God is one, but that He exists in three persons. This is a mystery that we can never fully understand, but it is a mystery that we can embrace with faith.
The Virgin of Revelation apparitions are a gift from God. They are a reminder of His love for us, and they are a call to conversion and repentance. We should pray for the grace to understand these apparitions, and we should strive to live our lives in accordance with the message that they convey.