At Fatima the Virgin Mary invited three children to “offer themselves to the Father”, and to “console the sorrowful heart of the Father”. For us, who are used to considering God the Father as the Almighty One par excellence, this is a new language which almost shocks us: we are able to accept the Son who dies on the cross, but an afflicted Father who needs to be consoled seems absurd to us.
Perhaps we are committing the same error as the Jewish people did when they waited for the glorious and triumphant Messiah according to human schemes and then refused him because He was “meek and humble of heart” (Mt 11:29).
For us it is more logical and correct that the Father, prefigured in the parable of the murderous vinedressers (Mk 12:1-9), wants to destroy us after we have killed his Son and denied our Faith, the fruits of his Blood (Lk 18:8). But our ways are hardly ever God’s ways, we have always fallen in the error of creating for ourselves a God in our own image.
In the past century the Holy Spirit has introduced a new Face of the Father to the Church and to the world, thanks to the shepherd children of Fatima and to some extraordinary human beings (Charles De Foucauld, 1856-1916; P. Gioacchino Rossetto, 1880-1935; Mother Eugenia Elisabetta Ravasio, 1907-1990 and others) who have intensely lived the spirituality of the Father summarized in a powerful and gentle tenderness.
John Paul II’s encyclical “Dives in Misericordia” confirmed this new powerful inspiration of the Spirit in the Church.
Here we will deal in particular with Mother Eugenia, who we had the grace of meeting, and the message which the Father dictated to her. We have sound ecclesiastical evidence: never before has a private revelation been examined more deeply by a commission of experts – appointed by Msgr. Alexander Caillot, Bishop of Grenoble – and approved after ten years of most rigorous examination. And Mother Eugenia also underwent a series of extreme and meticulous psychic and moral tests.
The report Msgr. Caillot made about her and the message, which he included in the dossier submitted to Rome, is more than an imprimatur. “The first thing to emerge with certainty from the enquiry is that Mother Eugenia’s considerable virtues are well established (…) Following the dictates of my soul and my conscience and with the keenest sense of my responsibility to the Church, I declare that supernatural and divine intervention seems to me the only logical and satisfactory explanation of the facts… (…) I believe that the hand of God is in all this. After ten years of research, reflection and prayer, I bless the Father for having deigned to choose my diocese as the place for such touching manifestations of His Love”.
In these pages we wish to present the entire Message which Mother Eugenia received in Latin and which we received in the French translation carried out by the Episcopal Commission who enclosed it with the dossier from which it was taken and which we have published.
The Message is published in the various languages in which we were able to have it translated, thus allowing everyone the opportunity to download it free of charge; if anyone would like a copy of our editions, please request it.
Write us and tell us about your testimony and your opinion; our aim is to give everyone the chance to relate their own experience so that our wonderful Father in Heaven may always be “known, honoured and loved”.