Then Bishop of Civitavecchia, Msgr Girolamo Grillo, holding the statuette of Our Lady of Medjugorje (Civitavecchia).

 

Statue of Our Lady of Medjugorje Wept Blood And The Urgent Messages Given for These Times

 

The majority of Catholics are unaware of the statue of Our Lady of Medjugorje which wept blood in Civitavecchia, Italy, on fourteen occasions beginning in 1995.

This phenomenon and the messages given to an Italian family; Fabio Gregori, his wife Anna Maria and their daughter Jessica who was then five years old, now are recognized by the local diocese with a shrine erected under the title of Our Lady of Civitavecchia. 

Though these apparitions presently do not have the Church’s approval, Pope St. John Paul II made a great effort to ensure his support for the apparitions was made known, including requesting of then diocesan Bishop Girolamo Grillo to one day inform the world, of his veneration. 

Pope John Paul also affixed his signature to a written testimony of his devotion to the apparitions. He wanted the statuette in the Vatican, prayed before it and placed a gold crown on its head and a rosary in its hand.

Bishop Girolamo Grillo once a sceptic, also became a staunch advocate of the apparitions, having a shrine erected and writing the book ‘La Vera Storia di un doloroso dramma d’amore, La Madonnina Di Civitavecchia.’

The late Vatican exorcist Fr. Gabriel Amorth also believed in the supernatural character of Civitavecchia.

The statuette of the Blessed Virgin Mary wept tears of human blood fourteen times, beginning February 2, 1995. The weeping of these tears of blood occurred in the presence first of the members of the Gregori family and then before dozens of other witnesses, including the authorities. The last recorded weeping, occurred on 15 March under the eyes of the bishop of Civitavecchia, Msgr Girolamo Grillo. 

Bishop Girolamo Grillo explains St. Pope John Paul II's veneration and request that the apparitions be made known.   

 

WHAT ARE THE MAIN MESSAGES OF OUR LADY OF CIVITAVECCHIA?

 

When this question was asked of Jessica Gregori, the main visionary, she replied: “The main message is that they want to destroy the family. And then the apostasy in the Church and the risk of a third world war.”

 

Our Lady made clear that this apparition is linked to her apparitions in Fatima. She stated:
“𝗠𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗯𝘀𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗼𝗯𝘀𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗱. 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗮”
 

 

Our Lady spoke about the apostasy in the Church, the darkness that overshadows Rome, the need to consecrate Italy to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, adding that “𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗻’𝘀 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗹, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵.”
 

 

 
There is also a heartfelt warning of a particular danger for Italy: “𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿. 𝗜𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗦𝗼𝗻 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘂𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝗳𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝘂𝗽, 𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻. 𝗕𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗱’𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵, 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝗼𝗱’𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿𝘀.”

 

 
She also spoke of the risk of a third world war following the apostasy.
 

 

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.”

 

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).

“𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲, 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝘆 𝗜𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀. 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲, 𝗜 𝗯𝗲𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂! 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿, 𝗜 𝗯𝗲𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂: 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗯𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗰𝘁.

 

There is also a message of hope given by Our Lady 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.”
 

 

Father Ubodi summarised Our Lady’s public messages stating:

 

“As far back as 1995 Our Lady warned of a diabolic plan that entailed: attack and destruction of the family; great apostasy; scandals within the Church; serious failings within the hierarchical ranks themselves, hence a strong appeal to the bishops for their unity around John Paul II; danger for the Italian nation, with the concrete risk of a Third World War between West and East.”
 

 

Father Ubodi explained the attack and destruction of the family as:

 

A decisive attack by Satan against the family can be seen as an undercurrent in the whole Civitavecchia event. For example, in a message of 16 July 1995, Our Lady reveals: “Satan wants to destroy families. Destroying the family means destroying the fundamental cell of society, thus infecting it like a cancer in order to lead it to dissolution. This concern of the Mother of God has become clearer and clearer over the years with the disintegration of families still taking place: divorces, separations, de facto unions, homosexual marriages, polygamy… The aggression against the family also manifested itself within the Church during the last Synod. The risk is that one could go so far as to deny the indissolubility of the sacrament of Marriage. The messages, not by chance were delivered to a family living in Pantano, had anticipated this earthquake and invited to build the family in respect of Christian values and to cultivate love, fidelity, indissolubility and unity. The Virgin presented herself here, among other titles, as ‘Mother and Queen of the family’ and there are many couples who find unity by praying to Our Lady of Civitavecchia.
 

 

In regards to the messages of apostasy within the Church, he stated:

 

She spoke of “great apostasy” in a message of 8 September 1995. And we are living this terrible reality. It seems that apostasy was also part of the Fatima secrets. John Paul II, in the apostolic exhortation Ecclesia in Europa, which followed the messages given to the Gregori family, noted: “European culture gives the impression of a silent apostasy on the part of satiated man who lives as if God did not exist”. Within the Church, there is a loss of faith and the questioning of many dogmatic truths. This is also caused by a worrying infiltration of Freemasonry and atheistic communism. There are non-Catholic tendencies in the study and practice of theology in the evaluation of the fundamental elements of the faith: the Creed, the Our Father, the Decalogue, the Sacraments. And the world, as Benedict XVI observed, is following the drift of relativism.
 

 

Father Ubodi explained the connection to the third part of the Secret of Fatima, in particular with the vision of martyrs and the persecutions of the Church:

 

“If there is an apostasy within the Church, beginning at the top, it is clear that whoever does not fall in line with the directives coming from the top will automatically be persecuted by the very leadership of the Church. This is something that goes beyond a persecution of the Church by secular power.”
 

 

Fr. Ubodi further explained apostasy within the church as: 
 

 

First there is a doctrinal apostasy that consists of denying the fundamental truths of Christianity like Revelation: denying that the Word of God is valid for all times and places. Then there is a denial of the Tradition, dogmas, the truths contained in the Creed. And finally there is a denial of the divinity of Jesus Christ, reducing him to a simple man. And thus the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is denied, the importance of the Sacraments, etc. This is on the doctrinal level. Then there is the practical apostasy: the abandonment of religious practice.
 

 

In regard to war, Father Ubodi stated:
 
 
The message of the Blessed Mother at Civitavecchia revealed that Satan would try to destroy the world by trying to provoke a nuclear war.

 

Here the message given on 19 May 1995 is fundamental: “Humanity is about to face a very ugly tragedy that is approaching. Without realising that it is about to enter a world war that can be stopped”. I fear that this message is also coming true. The messages make it clear that this is a ‘nuclear war’ that could have incalculable consequences. However, Our Lady, as we have seen, did not close the door to hope: “The war can be stopped”.

 

To stop the war, Our Lady indicated love, prayers, the Rosary in particular, humility, authentic conversion, consecration to her Immaculate Heart. But above all a great trust in Jesus, which is established in Communion and Eucharistic Adoration, and frequent Confession. In a message of 25 August 1995, Our Lady says: “My will is that you consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart so that I can lead you all to Jesus… Convert, be humble of heart, charitable, return to be the true people of God”.

 

ARE THESE APPARITIONS RELEVANT FOR PRESENT TIMES?

 

Apostasy by the hierarchy of the Church, the persecution of the Church not only by the world but also from within the Church herself, and the entrance into the times of the Third Secret of Fatima that will lead to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In short: we are at the apex of the clash between the Blessed Mother and Satan.

This is the interpretation given by Father Flavio Ubodi to the times we are living in, based on the private Marian revelations given at Fatima and Civitavecchia.

 

Fr. Ubodi further stated, “One can verify their Catholic orthodoxy and, if they contain prophecies, one must wait to see if they will be fulfilled. Obviously, the messages of Our Lady of Civitavecchia are not as binding in faith as Scripture or the Magisterium of the Church. But it must be emphasised that these messages concern us all and that they are being punctually fulfilled.” 

 

CONSECRATION PRAYER TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

 

Fabio Gregori, the husband and father who also received messages, strongly encourages Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Civitavecchia.

Jessica Gregori was given two prayers by Our Lady in Civitavecchia for consecration. Here one is given:

Holy Virgin,  driven by your maternal love, you presented yourself shedding tears of blood to remind us of the blood that Jesus shed on the Cross for us sinners and invite us to conversion. In thanksgiving and response to your maternal concern we consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate Heart, and make the resolution to live the baptismal consecration, always be united with the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, nourish ourselves with Jesus in the Eucharist, often go to confession, adore the Eucharistic Jesus present in the tabernacle, recite the Holy Rosary in private or with the family and offer every action of the day.

Holy Virgin,  you manifested yourself as Madonna of the Roses, Queen of Families, Queen of Peace, Mother of the Church, Queen of Heaven. It is with these titles that we address you, confident that we will be answered.

Madonna of the Roses,  obtain the graces we need and assist us in our hour of trial.

Queen of Families,  bless our family and ensure that every family lives in peace, in love, in union, in respect for the sacrament of Marriage and in a Christian education of children.

Queen of Peace,  give peace to the world: let all war cease and let brotherhood and love reign among men.

Mother of the Church,  defend the Church of your Son from the attacks of the Evil One and from every form of division, and every Christian live the commitments of Baptism. Protect the Holy Father and all the bishops. Guide priests and consecrated souls to remain faithful to their priestly and religious mission and consecration.

Queen of Heaven,  allow us to always love you as our Mother and Mother of Jesus and, after this earthly pilgrimage, welcome us next to you in the glory of Paradise to contemplate the face of God and sing his mercy eternally. Amen.

Hail, O Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

 

Sources:
The Daily Compass;

-‘“From Fatima to Civitavecchia, we are living in the Third Secret”’
-‘Civitavecchia, “Our Lady really appeared”’
-‘”Civitavecchia: Our Lady’s prophecies are already being fulfilled”‘

-   ‘La Madonna Di Civitavecchia’ by Fabio Ubodi

-  Rome Reports: John Paul II and the statue that cried blood

-  LifeSite News: Our Lady warned of ‘great apostasy’ in Church followed by risk of World War III

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