The Hour of Grace -
8th of December 12.00 - 1.00pm
The Hour of Grace
The 8th of December
is an important day - the Feast
of the Immaculate Conception. It is also the day on which in 1947
Our Blessed Mother gave us the Hour of Grace.
Our Lady said as
follows: "It is my wish that every year, on 8th December, at noon, the
HOUR OF GRACE FOR THE WORLD be celebrated. Many divine and bodily graces
will be received through this devotion. Our Lord, my Divine Son Jesus,
will send His overflowing mercy if
good people will pray continuously for their sinful brother.... it
is my wish that the HOUR OF GRACE FOR THE WORLD be made known and spread
throughout the world. If anyone is
unable to visit his church, yet
will pray at home, he will also receive graces through me.... will
find a secure heavenly ladder and receive protection and grace through
my motherly heart."
Our Lady promised
she will hear any prayer we make at this time.
THE REQUEST OF OUR
BLESSED MOTHER FOR THE HOUR OF GRACE:
1. Day and time of
the Hour of Grace: December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, to
be started at 12:00 noon and continuing until 1:00 p.m. for one full
hour of prayer.
2. During this
hour, the person making the Hour of Grace either at home or at church
must put away all distractions (do not answer the telephones, or
answer any doors, or do anything but totally concentrate on your union
with God during this special Hour of Grace).
3. Begin the Hour
of Grace by praying three times
the 51st Psalm with out-stretched arms. (Psalm 51 appears below).
The rest of the Hour of
Grace may be spent in silent communication with God meditating upon the
Passion of Jesus, saying the Holy Rosary, praising God in your own way,
or by using favorite prayers, singing hymns, meditating upon other
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Remember to pray for your country during this hour. The Blessed
Virgin has requested that her important message be sent throughout the
entire world. Please help her Mission: that all souls be drawn to God,
and that Jesus will be loved in every heart. This is the perpetual song
of her heart. Let it also be yours.
on on me, God, in your goodness; in your abundant compassion
blot out my offence.
all my guilt; from my sin cleanse me.
For I know
my offence; my sin is always before me.
alone have I sinned; I have done such evil in your sight that
you are just in your sentence, blameless when you condemn.
True, I was
born guilty, a sinner, even as my mother conceived me.
Still, you insist on sincerity of heart; in my
innermost being teach me wisdom.
Cleanse me with hyssop, that I may be pure; wash
me, make me whiter than snow.
Let me hear sounds of joy and gladness; let the
bones you have crushed rejoice.
Turn away your face from my sins; blot out all my
A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a
Do not drive me from your presence, nor take from
me your holy spirit.
Restore my joy in your salvation; sustain in me a
I will teach the wicked your ways, that sinners
may return to you.
Rescue me from death, God, my saving God, that my
tongue may praise your healing power.
Lord, open my lips; my mouth will proclaim your
For you do not desire sacrifice; a burnt offering
you would not accept.
My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit; God, do
not spurn a broken, humbled heart.
Make Zion prosper in your good pleasure; rebuild
the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will be pleased with proper sacrifice,
burnt offerings and holocausts; then bullocks will be offered on
The Blessed virgin
promised that whatever a person asked her for during this Hour of Grace
(even in impossible cases) would be granted to them, if it was in
accordance with the Will of the Eternal Father
My wish is that
every year on the 8th December, at noon, an “Hour of Grace” will be
installed. Many spiritual graces and physical blessings will be received
by those who pray, undisturbed, during this hour.”
DECEMBER 8th -
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - HOUR OF GRACE
During the period
of November 24, 1946 to December 8, 1947, the Blessed Mother appeared to
Sister Pierina in a little church in Montichiari, Italy, eleven times.
On the first appearance the Blessed Mother told Sister Pierina She
wanted to be known as the “Mystical Rose”, and that an
hour of grace should be kept at noon, December 8th, in all the Catholic
Churches of the world. The Blessed Mother wanted this to be known
through all of Italy, and the entire world.
It was November 16,
1947 when Sister Pierina was finishing her thanksgiving after Holy
Communion when she saw a great light. She then saw a vision of the
Blessed Mother as “Mystical Rose”. Sister Pierina was so deeply moved by
the stunning beauty of Our Lady that she began to talk to Her. All of a
sudden a gentle force made her kneel down in front of Our Lady. The
Blessed Mother spoke these words, “My
Son is so greatly offended by the sins of the people, especially by the
sins of impurity. He is already planning to send the deluge upon the
people, for their destruction, but I have asked Him to show mercy, and
not send the destruction. So that is why I have appeared, to ask for
penance and atonement for the sins of impurity.”
Again, Our Lady asked for penance. She said, “Penance is
nothing more than accepting all our crosses daily willingly. No matter
how small, accept them with love.” At this time She told Sister Pierina
to come again December 8th at noon, “This will be my Hour of Grace.” The
Sister asked how she was to prepare for this Hour of Grace? To which the
Blessed Mother said, “With prayers and penance. Pray the 51st psalm with
outstretched arms three times. During the Hour of Grace, many spiritual
graces would be granted. The most hard-hearted sinners will be touched
by the grace of God.”
The Blessed virgin promised that whatever a person asked
her for during this Hour of Grace (even in impossible cases) would be
granted to them, if it was in accordance with the Will of the Eternal
It was December 7th when Sister Pierina felt the urge to
go to church. This time she was accompanied by the priest and the Mother
Superior. The Blessed Mother appeared with a young boy and girl dressed
in beautiful white clothing. Sister Pierina was sure these little ones
were angles because they were so beautiful. The Blessed Mother said,
“Tomorrow I will show you My Immaculate Heart, which is so little known
among the people.” She asked people to pray for Russia. “There
are so many people being held prisoners, which their families know
nothing of, because they have been gone for so many years. Pray for the
conversion of Russia. The suffering of the soldiers and their sacrifices
and martyrdom will bring peace to Italy.” “The little children are
Francisco and Jacinta. I am giving them to you as your companions. You
will have much to suffer for my sake. I want simplicity and goodness
from you, as of these little children.” The Blessed Mother blessed
Sister Pierina, the priest and all those who were gathered there.
On the morning of December 8th, people began arriving at
the little church at 8:00 in the morning from neighbouring towns. By
noon, some 10,000 people had gathered to see the Blessed Mother, many of
whom had to stand outside because the church did not have enough room
for the large crowd. Sister Pierina was accompanied to church by her
mother and brothers, the Mother Superior, and the Chief of Police from
Montichiari. Sister Pierina was reciting the Rosary with the crowd in
the middle of the church. Suddenly a brilliant white light appeared from
the ceiling. Stairs were coming from the light down to the floor of the
church, about fifteen feet in length. The staircase was beautifully
decorated with red, white and yellow roses. The Blessed Virgin appeared
so radiant, dressed in white, with Her hands folded. She was standing on
a splendid carpet at the top of the stairs, made of the red, white and
In the Most Gentle and Loving Voice, Our Lady smiled and
began to speak, “I am the Immaculate Conception, the Mother of all
graces, and the Mother of my Beloved Son, Jesus. I want to be known as
the Mystical Rose. My wish
is that every year on the 8th December, at noon, an “Hour of Grace” will
be installed. Many spiritual graces and physical blessings will be
received by those who pray, undisturbed, during this hour.”
Then, slowly, She began to descend the staircase,
gracefully scattering roses as She went along, until She reached midway
of the staircase. Here again the Blessed Mother spoke, “I am very happy
to see this great demonstration of Faith.”
Sister Pierina asked for many of the sinners to be
forgiven. The Blessed Mother replied, “My Divine Son will show His
Greatest Mercy as much as the people will pray for them. I want this
to be know and told to the Pope (Pius XII). Tell him I want him to
install the “Hour of Grace” through the whole world, and even those
who are not able to go to church during this hour, will receive the same
graces by praying during this time in their home at noon time. She
also asked that a Statue be made and placed on the spot where She stood.
This should be called the “Rosa Mystica”, and carried in a procession
through the town, at which time many graces will be given and cures will
take place. Then the statue is to be returned to the church.
Our Lady prayed for the sick, some will be cured – others
not. Many men, women and children were cured at that very instant. A 26
year old woman who could not say a word for nine months, suddenly began
shouting, “I see her, I see the Blessed Virgin.” An 18 year old girl
with ulcers was instantly cured. A five year old boy who had been
paralyzed was told by the Blessed Mother, “Come to Me, you will be
walking now.” He was on the blessed stones and was able to walk. There
were three others who were very sick and were immediately cured. But of
course, the greatest miracles taking place were those of the spiritual
blessings being shed upon the people gathered in the church.
The Blessed Mother said, “This is the last time I will
appear here. Pray, weep and do penance on these stones, and you will
receive the care of My Motherly Heart.” She then left the little church,
but because of the unending Love of Our Heavenly Mother, She has given
us “ The Hour of Grace”, to be
spread through the entire world. She had given all the opportunity to
demonstrate our love and trust to Her, and to help make reparation for
the grievous sins offending her Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Trust, Praise and Thank our Faithful and True GOD always
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