We are very happy to know that the Marian Movement of Priests founded by
the Reverend Father Stefano Gobbi, who continues to direct it, has reached
the Middle East, and that many priests of our Oriental Churches form part of
The cenacles of prayer that the priests hold among themselves and with the
faithful, in churches and shrines, call down many graces upon them, and
increase their faithfulness to their vocation and their zeal for the
salvation of souls.
On the occasion of the publication of the third Arabic edition of the "Blue
Book", which contains the inspired messages of the Blessed Mother to Fr.
Gobbi, we encourage the oriental priests and faithful to master it, to follow
the directives and counsels of the Blessed Virgin, and to listen to her
continual call: "Do whatever He tells you."
These are the children of Mary who will be clothed in the grace of God in the
moments of difficulties and trials, trusting in the sure promise of the
Blessed Mother, "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph."
We therefore invite all the members of the Marian Movement of Priests to this
filial obedience to the Son Redeemer, as we bestow upon you our apostolic
Vatican City, January 21, 2002