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We have reproduced here below, in its entirety, the text of our publication, "The Spiritual Power of My Cenacles." It is our hope that Our Lady's words will impress upon all of you the urgency of gathering in cenacle with Mary.

The Blessed Mother is calling all of us to prayer in cenacle with her, where we will receive the precious gift of the Holy Spirit. They are truly a powerful weapon in Our Lady's hands as we enter more deeply into the time of great trials, of confusion and of apostasy.

The Spiritual Power of My Cenacles

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"Multiply your cenacles of prayer. Multiply your rosaries…
And then, together we will form a great net of love that will envelop and save the whole world." (192)


The Marian Movement of Priests
A MEANS BY WHICH
THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA IS BEING FULFILLED!

 

Our Lady says:
"I have caused to spring up here, for twenty-five years now,
my Marian Movement of Priests, so that the message of Fatima, often contested and rejected by many, might in your days come to its complete fulfillment. (594 l)*

She continues:

"Its fulfillment is necessary for you, my children, … so that you may attain salvation.

"Its fulfillment is necessary for the Church, … so that from its painful and bloody trial it might emerge all beautiful, without spot or wrinkle, in imitation of its heavenly Mother.

"Its fulfillment is necessary for all humanity, … so that it may return to the arms of its Father and come to know the new times of its full communion of love and of life with its Lord and God." Fatima, May 8, 1997
(594m)

*All references are to the messages in the book, "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons."

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1.

The book, "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons," which contains all the messages which Fr. Gobbi received from Our Blessed Mother between 1973 and 1997.
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2.

The booklet, "Cenacles of the Marian Movement of Priests - Purpose/Guide", which serves as a handbook for use in the cenacles. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER)

3.

The booklet, "The Spiritual Power of My Cenacles", which contains this text in book form. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER)

4.

The video and transcript of the interview with Fr. Gobbi given in Rubbio, Italy on August 4, 1999. (CLICK HERE TO ORDER)

The Marian Movement of Priests and its Three Commitments

Our Blessed Mother makes use of various means to achieve the fulfillment of her Fatima message, but there is one means in particular which is most special to her heart. It is her very own Marian Movement of Priests. There are three commitments which characterize the spirituality of her Movement:

1.

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

2.

Unity with the Pope and with the Church united to him

3.

Leading others to entrustment to Our Lady and to the formation of cenacles of prayer.

In Message #594 given at Fatima on May 8, 1997, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Marian Movement of Priests, she speaks to us of these three commitments as three very important means for the fulfillment of the message of Fatima:

The first commitment - the Consecration to her Immaculate Heart:

"Now my plan is about to be completed. With my Marian Movement of Priests, I have called all my children to consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart.

"It is the message of Fatima which is reaching its fulfillment and is being realized everywhere, through the merciful action of your heavenly Mother. Through it I have asked for the consecration to my Immaculate Heart, as a sure means of obtaining conversion of heart and of life, and of leading humanity back along the road of its return to the Lord.

"By means of my Marian Movement of Priests, this consecration, willed and requested by me, has now been made in every part of the earth. Thus I have been able to form for myself the cohort of my little children, with which I will bring to completion my greatest victory.
(594cde)

The second commitment - unity with the Pope and the Church united to him:

"It is the message of Fatima which is being fulfilled in your pledge of love, of prayer and of unity with the Pope and with the Church united to him...

"With your pledge of love and prayer, you are his comfort and his consolation at the moment of his greatest sacrifice. With your docility and obedience, you become his most effective means of assistance, in order that his Magisterium be everywhere received, heeded and followed. With your unity with him, you are confirmed in remaining in the true faith, in the present times foretold here by me, when the faith is being lost by many of my children, because of the errors which are being taught and spread about more and more."
(594jk)

The third commitment - to reach out to her other children, to bring them to consecrate themselves to her and to form cenacles of prayer with her.

"It is the message of Fatima which is being fulfilled in the spread, now on a world-wide level, of the cenacles which I have asked of you, in order to gather you together in prayer, made with me and through me…

"With these cenacles, you are able to obtain the grace of conversion for many poor sinners, especially for those most in need of divine mercy.

"With these cenacles, you offer a great force of intercession and of reparation to your heavenly Mother, who has intervened many times, in an extraordinary way, to shorten the painful time of the great purifying trial.

"With these cenacles, you invoke the gift of the second Pentecost, which is now close at hand, because my Immaculate Heart has become the new spiritual cenacle, where this divine prodigy for the Church and all humanity will be accomplished."
(594fghi)

And in Message #473 given on the anniversary of the First Apparition at Fatima, May 13th, 1992, she again tells us that she is calling all her children to consecrate themselves to her Heart and to form cenacles of prayer:

"You are the sign of my presence in the times of the painful trial which is preparing the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world. Indeed, through the Marian Movement of Priests, I am calling all my children to consecrate themselves to my Heart, and to spread everywhere cenacles of prayer: among priests, the faithful, children, youth, and in families.

"In this way I am able to obtain a great force of intercession and reparation, and I am able to intervene in order to change the hearts of my poor sinful children; in this way I am bringing about each day the triumph of my Immaculate Heart."
(473ij)

THE CENACLES: Their Spiritual Benefits and Power

Throughout her messages to Fr. Gobbi, Our Lady repeatedly asks for the formation of cenacles: "Multiply your cenacles of prayer." Why are they so important to her? Why are they so dear to her Heart? The answer is simple. It is because of their many spiritual benefits, and also because they are the golden key that unlocks her tremendous power of intercession.

1.

The cenacle is a powerful tool in Our Lady's hands to lead many to salvation.

2.

In the cenacle, we allow her to prepare us spiritually for Our Lord's second coming.

3.

The cenacles bring us security, peace, consolation and hope.

4.

They are our protection against confusion and apostasy.

5.

They are a protection from the evils which are threatening the families of today.

6. The cenacles act as "lightning rods" which will protect us from the chastisement.
7.

The cenacles will be our safe havens in the hour of the great trial.

8. In the cenacles, we will come to understand "the whole and entire truth."
9.

The cenacles prepare us to become "apostles of these last times."

10. Children's cenacles, in particular, give great spiritual power to Our Lady.
11.

The cenacles are the spiritual force which, in the end, will release in Our Lady the power given her by Jesus to crush the head of Satan!

12.

In the cenacles, the Holy Spirit will come down to lead us to the second Pentecost.

 

1. The cenacle is a powerful tool in Our Lady's hands to lead many to salvation.
  The offering of our prayer in the cenacle gives Our Lady the means to bring more and more souls to Jesus. She says that, through us, she will be able to call everyone to enter as quickly as possible into the Ark of the New Covenant and of salvation, which her Immaculate Heart has prepared for us in view of these times of chastisement. (cf. 328i) God wants to extend the period of mercy so that all of his children will come back into his arms. With our help she will work great prodigies to bring as many souls as possible to salvation. She says:

"Multiply your cenacles of prayer.
"Multiply your rosaries, recited well and in union with me. Offer me also your suffering and your penance.
"I ask for your prayer and penance for the conversion of sinners, that even my most rebellious and most distant children may return to God, who awaits them with the merciful eagerness of a Father.
"Thus my motherly and supreme intervention can be extended everywhere, for the salvation of all who have gone astray." (192p-t)


"With your prayer made together with me, your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion." (392g)

"My soul is pierced by many souls who are being lost and going each day into hell. Help me to save them. Help me with prayer, with suffering, with your love, with your faithfulness. For this reason I am asking you to multiply your cenacles of prayer, in the conclusive time of the great tribulation. In this way, you help me to save many of my poor children, who are walking toward their eternal perdition." (527j)

"With these cenacles, you are able to obtain the grace of conversion for many poor sinners, especially for those most in need of divine mercy." (594g)


Our Lady calls us to share in her co-redemptive mission of assisting her in bringing to salvation all of our brothers and sisters! This is divine love! "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." (Jn 15:13) This is the kind of love Jesus requires from his apostles and disciples. Therefore, do not abandon your cenacles; rather, multiply them by the hundreds and by the thousands - in your churches, in your homes, in schools, everywhere!

With our cenacles, we will form
"a great net of salvation" (375g), "a great net of love that will envelop and save the whole world! (192s)
2. In the cenacle, we allow her to prepare us spiritually for our Lord's second coming.
  The time is fast approaching when each of us will have to give an account of our lives. Will we find ourselves ready when Jesus comes? Will we be spiritually prepared? Now is the time to arise from our slumber and be watchful and ready. The illumination of consciences (judgment in miniature) will not be easy for any of us - every minute detail of our souls and consciences will be scrutinized by God's light, and nothing will go unnoticed.

"He will come suddenly, and the world will not be ready for his coming. He will come for a judgment for which man will find himself unprepared. He will come to establish his kingdom in the world, after having defeated and annihilated his enemies." (166h)

Our Blessed Mother, knowing the great pain that this will cause us, her children, has come to prepare us. By exhorting us to live our consecration - following the commandments; receiving the sacraments, especially that of confession; living chaste and moral lives; being charitable to our neighbor, etc. - she is trying to cleanse each of us and to make us realize what it is that we need to rectify in our lives.

And in the cenacle, she prepares us by leading us along the way of conversion and of return to the Lord.
"I desire to give you the grace of a change of heart and of life. I help you to free yourselves from sin, to fight against the passions, to conquer evil; and I lead you to full reconciliation with the Lord your God. It is necessary that this general reconciliation come about quickly, to prepare you thus for the great trial which awaits you, for the complete purification of all humanity." (536i)

"When the Son of Man returns..."
If indeed his return is close at hand, then my motherly action becomes more concerned and vigorous, in order to assist all my children to remain ever in the truth of the faith. This is why I have asked you to consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart. This is why, in these times of yours, I have spread everywhere my Marian Movement of Priests: to form the little flock, reunited in the prayer of the cenacles and watchful in expectation - the flock gathered together and formed by me to ever preserve the true faith.

"Thus, when the Son of Man returns, He will still find the faith on earth in all those who will have consecrated themselves to me, allowing themselves to be gathered together in the heavenly garden of my Immaculate Heart." (420hij)
3. The cenacles bring us security, peace, consolation and hope.
  Many of us today - because of situations in our lives, in the Church and in the world - feel sad, lonely, discouraged, neglected and longing for love. Our Lady is true Mother and, in the cenacle, she provides all of the comforts we need to shoulder our burdens and to live through the painful hours of the purification. She tells us that in the cenacle, we "enter into her repose." (180i)

"Mine is the task of washing you from every stain, of consoling you in every sorrow, of bringing trust to you in your great discouragement, and strong hope to you in your loneliness. I assist you to be in the world without being of the world, because I desire that all of you belong solely and always to my Son Jesus." (560n)

"Yes, I want you to be all gathered together in my Immaculate Heart because today, more than ever, you have need of being consoled and encouraged. The greatest joy of the Mother is that of comforting the children of her maternal predilection." (121h)

"Now, as the battle grows more violent, I must provide moments of spiritual peace and repose for all. In these cenacles you will enter into my repose because, by praying and making reparation with your heavenly Mother, you will be consoled and strengthened by me.

"Thus, I will receive great reparation from you, and you will receive new strength and light from your Mother, to walk along the difficult road of these times of yours." (180ij)


She wishes to give us the precious gift of peace of heart! When we gather with her in cenacles of prayer, they become for us light in the darkness, strength for our weakness, repose for our fatigue, hope in our discouragement, security in our moments of fear:

"In the cenacles, you will be aware of my extraordinary presence. In the cenacles, you will experience the security and peace which your heavenly Mother gives you." (509hi)

"To this end, gather souls together ever more and more in cenacles of intense prayer, of deep prayer, so that I may be able to give them peace of heart. At a time when peace is departing ever further and further from men, from families, from nations, and from humanity, the sign of my motherly triumph is peace, which even now I want to bring into the hearts of all my children: of those who listen to me, follow me, and consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart. For this, I am again asking you to continue in your cenacles of prayer because, through the grace which springs from my Heart and which brings you to a fullness of love for my Son Jesus, I wish to give my children, today, the precious gift of peace of heart. (311f)

"Spread these cenacles everywhere like rays of light which come down to lighten up the earth, in these days of great darkness." (434f)
4. They are our protection against confusion and apostasy
  Another important role of the cenacles is to prepare us for the days of confusion when it will be difficult to discern lies from the truth. Because of the confusion both in the Church and in the world, Satan knows he can tempt us by appealing to our vain curiosity. That is why we are tempted to believe every rumor of reported apparitions, mystical experiences, and miraculous occurrences, all the while forgetting that which is most important - our faith and our spiritual readiness. We have an itch for novelty and need to hang on to anything that seems "religiously reassuring." Satan is having a field day in seeing how many go in search of the many false mystics whom he uses to bring people away from the truth and from God. Our Lady says,

"There are also speaking today false prophets, who announce the Gospel by betraying it, and these are listened to and followed! And they bring disorder and confusion among the most faithful children of my Church." (58e)

Our Lady will not allow her chosen ones who have remained faithful to her to be seduced by the charms of him who will set himself against Christ - yet another important reason not to abandon our cenacles! We will be guarded in the depths of her Immaculate Heart and she will give us the vision to see which path to follow.

"The times of the general confusion and of the greatest agitation of spirits has come. Confusion has entered into the souls and the lives of many of my children. This great apostasy is spreading more and more, even through the interior of the Catholic Church. Errors are being taught and spread about, while the fundamental truths of the faith, which the authentic Magisterium of the Church has always taught and energetically defended against any heretical deviation whatsoever, are being denied with impunity.

The episcopates are maintaining a strange silence and are no longer reacting. When my Pope speaks with courage and reaffirms with force the truths of the Catholic faith, he is no longer listened to and is even publicly criticized and derided. There is a subtle and diabolical tactic, woven in secrecy by Masonry, which is used today against the Holy Father in order to bring ridicule upon his person and his work and to neutralize his Magisterium. Victims of the great apostasy are those children of mine who, often unknowingly, allow themselves to be carried along by this wave of errors and of evil.
Victims of the great apostasy are many bishops, priests, religious and faithful.

In these times, in the Catholic Church, there will remain a little remnant who will be faithful to Christ, to the Gospel, and to its entire truth. The little remnant will form a little flock, all guarded in the depths of my Immaculate Heart. This little flock will be made up of those bishops, priests, religious and faithful who will remain strongly united to the Pope, all gathered together in the cenacle of my Immaculate Heart, in an act of unceasing prayer, of continual immolation, of total offering to prepare the painful way for the second and glorious coming of my Son Jesus.

On this feast of mine in this Marian Year, I address to all those who wish to become part of the little flock the motherly invitation to consecrate themselves to my Heart, to live in intimacy of life with me, to become my courageous apostles in these last times, because the moment when my Immaculate Heart must be glorified before all the Church and before all humanity has come." (384d-j)A

5. They are a protection from the evils which are threatening the families of today.
  Our Lady, "the Mother of Life and the Queen of the Family" (cf. 560l), stresses the great need for families to gather together in cenacles of prayer to save them from the evils which are threatening the life of the Christian families.

"The cenacles which I have asked of families are a precious gift to them, so that in them they may experience the joy of my presence, the comfort of my assistance, and the help offered against the grave evils which threaten their very existence." (496h)

"Above all, spread all about you family cenacles, which are desired by me as a remedy for the great evils which are today threatening the life of Christian families, through the legitimizing of abortion, of divorce, and of all the methods which prevent life." (392f)

"These are the powerful means which my Immaculate Heart gives you to defend the Christian family from the dangers which threaten it, such as infidelity, divisions, separations, recourse to the means of preventing life and those cursed abortions which are being permitted by civil laws but which cry for vengeance in the sight of God." (555h)

"…This response has been made to me by the families who consecrate themselves to my Heart and who gather together in family cenacles, desired by me and which I have asked of you several times. Thus families consecrated to me resist the grave malady of division and of divorce and are preserved from the contagion of the terrible cancer of abortion and of recourse to all the means of impeding life." (418d)

"Multiply, in every part of the world, the cenacles of prayer which I have asked of you, like torches lit in the night, like sure points of reference, like shelters needed and sought for. Above all, I ask that family cenacles be multiplied more and more, in order to provide you with a safe dwelling place in the great trial which is now awaiting you." (417k)
6. The cenacles act as lightning rods which will protect us from the chastisement. (cf. 495j)
  They are the instrument by which Our Lady can set aside, delay and mitigate the chastisement. As of now, the cenacles have given her the power to compel the mercy of God to intervene to shorten the period of trials.

On August 15, 1988, the solemn closing of the Marian Year, Our Lady said in her message,

"…I have urged all my children, who have listened to me and followed me, to gather together in cenacles of prayer and penance, in order to obtain from Jesus the great gift of his divine mercy.

"What comfort my sorrowful Heart has felt in seeing that these cenacles have spread everywhere and that, during this Marian Year, they have multiplied in number and in generosity. And it is through the great response of prayer and penance, on the part of so many of my children, that I have been able to obtain from Divine Justice the setting aside once again of a great chastisement which ought to have struck all humanity." (386gh)


Again in 1997, she confirms that by means of the cenacles, with which we offer her a great force of intercession and reparation, she has…

"intervened many times, in an extraordinary way, to shorten the painful time of the great purifying trial." (594h)

On May 13, 1992, she says,

"Indeed, through my Marian Movement of Priests, I am calling all my children to consecrate themselves to my Heart, and to spread everywhere cenacles of prayer: among priests, the faithful, children, youth, and in families."

"In this way I am able to obtain a great force of intercession and reparation, and I am able to intervene in order to change the hearts of my poor sinful children; in this way I am bringing about each day the triumph of my Immaculate Heart."

"The more this motherly triumph of mine comes about in the hearts and souls of my children in ever increasing numbers, the more the chastisement is put off by you, and the more Jesus can pour out upon the world the torrents of his divine mercy." (473ijk)

"Multiply everywhere cenacles of prayer to compel the mercy of God to descend, as a dew, on the immense desert of this world." (219h)
7. The cenacles will be our safe havens in the hour of the great trial.
  "Without an extraordinary intervention of my motherly love, you would not be able to support the pain of the great trial which has now come for all. (536k)

"Because of the generous response which I am receiving everywhere from my littlest children, I promise to intervene to save you in the hour of the great trial. (529r)

"…Multiply everywhere the cenacles of prayer which I have asked of you, as safe places, as refuges in which you take shelter in the tremendous storm which awaits you…

"In the cenacles you will be preserved from evil and defended from the great dangers which threaten you." (509g,j)

8. In the cenacles, we will come to understand "the whole and entire truth."
  To the bishops in particular, Our Lady addresses the following message, urging them to enter into the cenacle so that they may attain an understanding of the truth, whole and entire: "It is the time of the cenacle for the Church, invited by me to enter into the cenacle of my Immaculate Heart. In this new and spiritual cenacle, all the bishops must now enter, so that they may obtain, through prayer made incessantly with me and by means of me, a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit, who opens minds and hearts to receive the gift of divine wisdom; thus, they attain an understanding of the truth, whole and entire, and come to give their full witness to my Son Jesus. (573e)

In the cenacles, all of us - bishops, priests, religious and laity - will obtain the light of wisdom to understand the Gospel, and the Holy Spirit will enlighten us to understand the signs of our times:

"You have now entered into the times of the second Pentecost. For this reason, it is necessary that these cenacles be multiplied in every part of the world. I ask that all the Church be gathered together in the spiritual cenacle of my Immaculate Heart. Then the Holy Spirit will bring you to the understanding of the whole and entire truth.

"He will bring you into the secret of the word of God and will give you the light of wisdom to understand all the Gospel and whatever is described in it concerning the times through which you are living. The Holy Spirit will make you understand the signs of your time. They are the times foretold by Holy Scripture as those of the great apostasy and of the coming of the Antichrist. They are times of great tribulation and of innumerable sufferings for all, which will bring you to live through these final events in preparation for the second coming of Jesus in glory." (450cd)

In the cenacles, we will also be given the gift of contemplation and prayer to penetrate into the mystery of the Gospel - to seek, welcome, love and live it!

"Let yours be an interior silence, which leads you to listen, with love and faith, to the word of God alone. Penetrate into the deep mystery of truth and beauty, which is revealed to you in the Gospel. Let the Gospel of Jesus be the only word of life which you seek, welcome, love and live. Let yours be that interior silence which leads you to contemplation and prayer. Let your prayer become more intense. Let it be a true prayer of the heart, which you make with me and by means of me.

"For this, let the cenacles of prayer which I have asked of you flourish everywhere, like fragrant flowers which blossom in the desert of a great aridity and general dissipation." (494de)
9. The cenacles prepare us to become "apostles of these last times."
  Just as for the Apostles, the Cenacle of Jerusalem preceded the fullness of their mission, so also will it be for us. In the cenacles, Our Lady prepares us spiritually to be the "apostles of these last times," to go out and evangelize and bring souls back to Jesus.

"As in the Cenacle of Jerusalem I opened the door so that the Apostles could go out and preach the Gospel, initiating the first evangelization, so also, in this cenacle of yours, I am calling you all to be apostles of this second evangelization." (468c)

By our preparation in the cenacle, we will be given the spiritual gift of being able to help those around us who will be in great need of our assistance during the great tribulation. Our Lady prepares us for the time when we will have to share in Jesus' role as divine physician, to minister to the needs of those who will be in need of our guidance, love and support during the times of confusion and apostasy.

"I have great designs on you. Respond, each and all, with generosity! In this extraordinary cenacle, I have obtained for you from the Father, through Jesus, the gift of the Holy Spirit. He will transform you into 'apostles of these last times.'

"Give me your prayer, your suffering and your trust. Do not be afraid if my Adversary attacks you with terrible snares, to lead you to discouragement.

"You are my very little children, my beloved sons, my apostles. Your light will increase day by day, and you will be a source of guidance and safety at the time of the great tribulation." (236fgh)
10. Children's cenacles, in particular, give great spiritual power to Our Lady.
  Our Lady especially needs the "crusade of innocent prayer of the little ones," which gives her an ever greater power of intercession and reparation.

"…The generous response on the part of little children gives such joy to my Immaculate Heart and forms a great force of intercession and of reparation before the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. I ask that children's cenacles be multiplied, in every part of the world, because I am calling them to a crusade of prayer and of consecration for the salvation of the world." (418b)

"Let children come together in cenacles, because their innocent prayer, united to mine, has today a great power of intercession and reparation. From how many evils you have already been spared, because of the prayer of these little children of mine!" (496f)
11. The cenacles are the spiritual force which, in the end, will release in Our Lady the power given her by Jesus to crush the head of Satan!
  Our Lady tells us that now, more than ever, we must fight with the spiritual weapon of prayer because it is a battle which is being waged at the level of spirits. The cenacle is the weapon with which we must fight and conquer in the battle against Satan and all the spirits of evil who, in these times, have been unleashed with great violence. (cf. 294b)

"Give your support to my invitation; multiply your cenacles of prayer and fraternity; consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart; frequently recite the holy rosary! Then the powerful Red Dragon will be shackled by this chain, and his margin of action will become ever more restricted. In the end he will be left impotent and harmless." (275s)

"…Sufferings never before experienced are awaiting you, because the moment of a universal renewal is drawing close. Satan will be defeated; the power of evil will be destroyed; Jesus will restore his glorious reign among you, and in this way the new heavens and the new earth will be formed." (536k)

"You understand now, my beloved children, why, in these last times of the battle between me, the Woman Clothed with the Sun, and the great Dragon, I am asking you to multiply everywhere the cenacles of prayer, with the recitation of the holy rosary, meditation on my word, and your consecration to my Immaculate Heart.

"With these, you make it possible for your heavenly Mother to take action in binding Satan, so that I may thus carry out my mission of crushing his head, that is to say, of defeating him once and for all, shutting him up in his abyss of fire and sulfur.

"The humble and fragile cord of the holy rosary forms the strong chain with which I will take as my prisoner the dark ruler of the world, the enemy of God and of his faithful servants. Thus the pride of Satan will once again be defeated by the power of the little, the humble and the poor.

"…I announce to you today that this, my great victory, is near at hand, the victory which will bring you to your assured liberation…" (479rstu)
12. In the cenacles, the Holy Spirit will come down to lead us to the second Pentecost.
  Our Lady invites us all to enter into the cenacle of her Immaculate Heart in the
expectation of receiving in fullness the Spirit of Love. (cf. 226j) The Immaculate Heart of Mary is the golden doorway through which the divine Spirit passes to reach us. (cf. 226k, 426l) It is the new and spiritual cenacle, into which all the Church must enter in order to obtain the gift of the new Pentecost. (cf. 428c) The Second Pentecost can come to pass only in the spiritual cenacle of her Immaculate Heart (cf. 521d), and only in the cenacle of her Immaculate Heart, when the whole Church will have entered in, will the great prodigy of the second Pentecost take place. (cf. 355b) This will be her great gift!

"But above all, the gift of my Immaculate Heart will be the new Pentecost. Just as in the Cenacle of Jerusalem the Apostles, reunited with me in prayer, prepared for the moment of the first Pentecost, so also, in the cenacle of my Immaculate Heart - and consequently in the cenacles where you are gathered in prayer - you apostles of these last times can, with your heavenly Mother, obtain a new effusion of the Holy Spirit." (284p)

These last and decisive times, she says, are "the time of the Holy Spirit," and we need to multiply our cenacles so that the Holy Spirit can come down to give us comfort in these difficult days:

"This decisive time of the purification and the great tribulation is the time of the Holy Spirit. And so I renew again today my invitation to multiply the cenacles of prayer, which I have asked for, with such motherly insistence." (496d)

"It is necessary, above all in these last times, that the Church and all humanity be transformed into a continuous cenacle of prayer, made with me and through me. Then the Holy Spirit will come down as a comfort upon the mourning of your days, in which the great trial has already come." (496i)


Through her messages to Fr. Gobbi, Our Blessed Mother is trying to reach all of God's children, urging them to multiply cenacles of prayer and to enter into the spiritual cenacle of her Immaculate Heart. Only then can the second Pentecost come to pass, when the divine Spirit of Love will pour down from heaven a river of grace and of mercy. It will come like a dew upon the world and will transform the desert into a garden. (cf. Mess. 428) It will be a divine fire of purification and of sanctification that will heal the Church and renew the entire face of the earth!

"And so, in cenacle with me, you are preparing the second Pentecost which is about to come so that, through the irresistible power of the Spirit of Love, the Church may be healed and the whole world renewed." (294p)

"The whole Church must now enter into the cenacle of my Immaculate Heart: all the bishops, the priests, the religious and the faithful must enter. In the Cenacle of Jerusalem, upon the Apostles gathered in prayer with me, there descended the Holy Spirit, and there took place the miracle of the first Pentecost. Thus, only in the cenacle of my Immaculate Heart, when the whole Church will have entered in, will the great prodigy of the second Pentecost take place. It will be a divine fire of purification and of sanctification which will renew all the face of the earth." (355b)

"My Immaculate Heart must now become the new and spiritual cenacle, in which you must all gather together, to obtain the gift of the second Pentecost. The purification of the world will come about through the work of the Spirit of Love, who will pour out from heaven his blazing fire to renew the face of the earth." (536j)


In our cenacles, we give Our Lady the power to draw down the Spirit of the Lord who alone can renew the Church and the world, bringing all humanity to the perfect glorification of God. "And Jesus Christ will be loved, adored and glorified by a completely renewed humanity."

"With my Marian Movement of Priests, I am today inviting all the children of the Church to gather together in a continuous cenacle of prayer with me, your heavenly Mother. I am inviting all the bishops, the priests, the religious and the faithful."

"My Immaculate Heart is the place of this new, spiritual and universal cenacle. You must enter into it through your act of consecration, which commits you to me forever, so that I may unite my voice to yours in calling down upon the Church and upon all humanity the gift of a second Pentecost."

"Only the Spirit of the Lord can bring back humanity to the perfect glorification of God. Only the Spirit of the Lord can renew the Church with the splendor of its unity and its sanctity. Only the Spirit of the Lord can overcome the power and the victorious force of the huge Red Dragon, which, in this century of yours, has broken loose everywhere, in a formidable way, to seduce and ensnare all humanity." (404b-d)

"My Immaculate Heart is glorified by you, when you multiply everywhere cenacles of prayer made with me, which I have asked of you: among priests, faithful, youth, children and in families."

"In this way you are preparing the time of the second Pentecost for the Church and for all the world. With the second Pentecost, the Holy Spirit will render his perfect witness to the Son and will bring upon the earth his glorious reign of love, that Jesus Christ may be loved, adored and glorified by a completely renewed humanity."

"Only then will my Immaculate Heart have its triumph." (427klm)

Finally, Our Lady promised that, because of the cenacles which have spread in every part of the world, we will see the wonder of the second Pentecost! Let us then continue to multiply our cenacles so that we can hasten this great event for all humanity!

"The second Pentecost will come because, even now, there are spread about in every part of the world the cenacles of prayer which I have asked of you many times and with greater and greater insistence…" (428c)

"…Recollect yourselves in prayer in the cenacle of my Immaculate Heart, and then you will be able to see, with your own eyes, the wonder of the second Pentecost." (496e)

SO PLEASE, DO NOT ABANDON YOUR CENACLES!

Remember that as members of the Marian Movement of Priests, we are called to form and spread the cenacles! (Commitment #3)

 

THE MESSAGES IN THE BOOK OUTLINE
THE CENACLE FORMAT

In his interview, Fr. Gobbi tells us that the purpose of the cenacle "is to make us grow in the life of consecration to her Immaculate Heart." The means which Our Lady gives us to live this consecration is her book of messages, To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons.

Many have asked over the years, "Where in the messages do we find the format for the cenacles?" It is to be found in those passages which are repeated so frequently by Our Blessed Mother, in which she pleads with us to gather with her in prayer to receive strength and light to battle against Satan and all the spirits of evil, to obtain the precious gift of peace of heart, and to be formed into images of her Son Jesus. In the cenacles, we give great power to her motherly work of intercession and reparation with which she can shorten the time of the great trial. Above all, in cenacle with her, we "…are preparing the second Pentecost which is about to come so that, through the irresistible power of the Spirit of Love, the Church may be healed and the whole world renewed." (294p)

 

1. Invocation to the Holy Spirit
2. The Rosary
3. Prayers for the Pope
4. Reading and meditation on a message from the book, "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons"
5. Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Each part of the cenacle format is followed by certain passages in the book in which Our Blessed Mother explains and stresses its importance:

1. Invocation to the Holy Spirit: (see messages 226k, 426a, 521bn and 604w)
  "The Spirit cannot resist the voice of the Spouse who calls to Him. And so unite yourselves, each and all, to me, my little children, in invoking today the gift of the Holy Spirit. Let your supplication become the prayer of these last times. Let your prayer be habitual, repeated frequently by you, because it has been taught to you and is being passionately demanded of you by your heavenly Mother: 'Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.' " (521n)
2. The Rosary: (see messages 184de, 192j-q, 264fgh, 275, 336, 356bc, 479)
  "Pray more and more. Pray together with me, through the recitation of the holy rosary. Pray and do penance that the times be shortened, and that the greatest possible number of my children may be eternally saved." (192jkl)

"Your rosary, which you recite in the cenacle in accordance with the urgent request of your Mother, is like an immense chain of love and salvation with which you are able to encircle persons and situations, and even to influence all the events of your time. Continue to recite it, and multiply your cenacles of prayer, thus responding to the invitation which the first of my beloved sons, the Vicar of Jesus, has so urgently made to you."
(184de)

"[The rosary] is the weapon which is to be used by you today in fighting and winning this bloody battle; it is the golden chain that binds you to my heart; it is the lightning rod that will keep far from you, and from those who are dear to you, the fire of the chastisement; it is the sure means of having me always close to you."
(264h)

"Prayer possesses a potent force and starts a chain reaction in good that is far more powerful than any atomic reaction.
"The prayer of my predilection is the holy rosary.
"For this reason, in my many apparitions I always ask that it be recited. I unite myself with those who say it; I request it from all with solicitude and maternal preoccupation.
"Why is the holy rosary so efficacious?
"Because it is a simple prayer, a humble one, and it forms you spiritually in
littleness, in meekness, in simplicity of heart."
(275b-f)
3. Prayers for the Pope: (see Messages 162, 167i-n, 245, 359, 385, 449, 545)
  "I am calling you all today to form a strong barrier of prayer and of defense about my Pope. Pope John Paul II is the greatest gift which my Immaculate Heart has obtained from the Heart of Jesus for these times of yours, times of the painful purification.

"And so, my beloved ones and children consecrated to my Heart, you be his great crown of joy, by your filial affection, by your unceasing prayer, by your suffering which is accepted and offered up, by your unity which is lived out and witnessed to."
(359a,e)

"Pray for the Pope."
(545d)
4. Reading and meditation on a message from the book, "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons." (see Messages 284h-j, 293l, 418c, 479r)
  "Also a gift of my Immaculate Heart - O yes, a most particular gift! - is the book containing my messages.
"Read it, my beloved sons; meditate on it; live it! Have no doubt; I am speaking to you. Through these words I am present in it and manifest myself. Only tomorrow will you understand the importance of this maternal message of mine."
(284h,j)

"…I invite you to multiply the cenacles of prayer and of life with me. Hold them everywhere. Gather the faithful about you to recite the holy rosary, to meditate on my word, to renew and to live the consecration to my Immaculate Heart."
(293l)

"They come together in cenacles to pray with me and to meditate on my word, which gently leads them to live the Gospel of Jesus."
(418c)
5. Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
(see messages 86, 287, 345e, 404c, 519c, 521de)
  "Renew each day your consecration to my Immaculate Heart. Through this act, you make it possible for me to enter, as Mother, into your life and to dispose it for the perfect fulfillment of the design which the Lord has on each one of you. Thus you become my very own presence in the world, and in these last times, you spread everywhere the light of my holiness, of my purity, of my humility, of my obedience, of my docility, of my motherly and merciful love." (519c)

(Our Lady addresses this following message to the priests, but what she says is also for the laity)

"I want to act through you, O priests especially chosen by me.
"In order that I may do this, you must be totally at my disposal.
"I will be able to act in you to the extent that you allow yourselves to be possessed by my gentle motherly action.
"You do this through your consecration to my Immaculate Heart: it is the only thing necessary for you to do in order to belong to my priestly Movement.
"Make it; renew it often, and especially, my sons, live this consecration of yours!
"How much comfort you give to my sorrowful Heart when, in your gatherings, coming together for concelebration, you renew all together the act of consecration to my Heart!
"If you live your consecration, your life will be truly transformed:
I will accustom you to my way of seeing, of thinking, of praying, of loving.
"I will communicate my spirit to you and will make you ever littler, more simple and more humble.
" I will bring you to trust always and only in God…
"I will bring you to love the Church very much…
"I will bring you to love the Pope with a deep filial love…"
(86h-p,r)

"A new and universal effusion of the Holy Spirit is necessary to arrive at the new times, so longed for. It is necessary that the second Pentecost come quickly. It can come to pass only in the spiritual cenacle of my Immaculate Heart. For this reason, I renew today the invitation to all the Church to enter into the cenacle which the heavenly Mother has prepared for you for the final times. You are able to enter through the act of consecration to my Immaculate Heart.

"I request that this consecration, asked by me with such anxious insistence, be made by the bishops, the priests, the religious and the faithful. And let it be made by all in order to shorten the time of the great trial which has now arrived."
(521de)

"Radio Cenacles"

I invite those who have the appropriate contacts in the radio communications industry to concentrate their efforts in trying to obtain a time segment to air an MMP cenacle, on a weekly or monthly basis. It would be a great charitable act to make for those of our members who are confined to their homes or in hospitals, affording them the opportunity to take part in a cenacle - to be united in praying the rosary and in listening to the words of Our Blessed Mother which act as a soothing balm for all of our wounds, whether physical, spiritual, or psychological. Our Lady will most assuredly shower great blessings on those who will collaborate in allowing her to offer this precious gift of the cenacle to our brothers and sisters.

"Extraordinary graces will descend upon my children who will take part in the cenacles, and all will have special signs of my love and of my motherly presence." (562m)

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CENACLES

Some of the following questions are answered in the booklet, Cenacles of the Marian Movement of Priests - Purpose/Guide. Since many of you have had particular concerns about some of these issues and wanted us to elaborate, we offer the following more detailed responses:

Q. Is it a requirement to say three rosaries (15 decades) during the cenacle?
R. No, simply 5 decades are required. We must always be sensitive to the needs of others in the cenacle. Not all are capable or have the stamina to pray the 15 mysteries all at once, especially the elderly, the sick and the very young. In fact, in his interview Fr. Gobbi repeats the following twice: "[A cenacle consists of] the invocation to the Holy Spirit, one part of the holy rosary [5 decades], prayer for the Pope, meditation on a message, and the act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart.

Some cenacles may last a good part of the day when they include Mass, adoration, hymns, the Liturgy of the Hours, etc. In such instances, the recitation of the entire rosary [15 decades] is highly recommended, at which time the praying of the joyful, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries may be interspersed throughout the day.

Q. Is it permissible to read or make mention of other messages in the cenacles?
R. No. Our Lady has a very specific mission for her cohort, and her messages to Fr. Gobbi are meant to help us understand and fulfill it. They are also meant to help us live the spirit of our consecration. Allowing other messages to be discussed in the cenacle detracts from this purpose. It is not our intention to pass judgment on the authenticity of other mystics; however, they have their own separate purpose and these messages must never be included as part of the cenacles of the Marian Movement of Priests. Otherwise, the mixture will bring about confusion, dissension and the destruction of their respective missions.
Q. Is the purpose of the cenacle to pray for priests?
R. The primary purpose of our prayer in the cenacle is to pray for Our Lady's intention which is salvation for all humanity. We place the power of our prayer in her hands which gives her a great force of intercession and of reparation to bring to fulfillment the plan which the Most Holy Trinity has entrusted to her Immaculate Heart. (cf. 371f, 594h)
She tells us that she is truly present in our cenacles and joins in our prayers:
 
"By this prayer, you offer your heavenly Mother a powerful force in intervening for the salvation of many of my poor straying children and in disposing the painful events of your time according to the motherly plan of my Immaculate Heart." (184c)

Of course, it is our 2nd commitment as members of the Marian Movement of Priests to pray for the Holy Father - one of the basic elements of the cenacle. In his interview, Fr. Gobbi tells us that, in order to indicate our unity with him, the beautiful habit has spread of praying also one Hail Mary for his intentions after praying for the Holy Father. At this time, we can include a general intention for all priests.

Q. Is it O.K. to discuss the messages if a priest is not present?
R. In the absence of a priest or deacon who understands the spirituality of the Marian Movement of Priests, it is not advisable that an interpretation of the message be given. In these instances, a period of silent meditation and reflection is highly preferable. Problems have occurred in many cenacles where a false interpretation of the messages led to great confusion and useless disputations among the members. This is not the purpose of the cenacle.

At times, the cenacle members may want to share a part of the message which has touched or inspired them the most. Any discussion should always focus on highlighting those parts of the messages in which Our Lady teaches us how we are to live the spirit of our consecration. It is important to remember that the
cenacles are Our Lady's "schools" of spiritual transformation for her faithful children.
Q. Why shouldn't our discussion focus on the prophecies contained in the messages?
R. The prophetical dimension of the messages is secondary. Without being
conscious of it, many of us may be focusing on the prophetical aspect of Our
Lady's messages while ignoring their spiritual nature. Discussions about the
prophecies do not help us grow in our spiritual life and preparedness. These are
given to show us the urgency of preparing ourselves well for the imminent
struggles and purification.

Our Lady tells us not to look to the future - not to be concerned about what will
happen:

"And so I say again: do not always be peering into the future to see what is going to happen. Live only the present moment, with trust and complete abandonment, in this Heart of mine." (113q)

"Multiply your cenacles of prayer and live in the greatest trust and filial abandonment to me, without allowing yourselves to be seized by vain curiosity to know what is awaiting you."
(389j)

Our Lady told us that even though we would know all the details of the events to
come, we will not make it if we are not spiritually prepared.

"Whoever does not enter into this refuge [of my Immaculate Heart] will be carried away by the great tempest which has already begun to rage." (154m)

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