Montichiari & Fontanelle Italy: Apparitions of Rosa Mystica
About the apparitions in Montichiari:
Near the Italian Alps in northern Italy is the small town of Montichiari. It was here, in 1947, that the Blessed Mother appeared to a hospital nurse named Pierina Gilli. She appeared very sad, with three large swords piercing her breast.
She only said: “prayer..penitence..expiation”.
On December 8, 1947 Our Lady appeared once again to Pierina, after which Pierina withdrew from the world and worked in a convent in the nearby town of Fontanelle. Some 19 years later, in February 1966, Our Lady once again appeared to Pierina as she was praying in her room.
Our Lady told Pierina that she would appear in Fontanelle on April 17, the Sunday after Easter that year. Our Lady did indeed appear on that date, with instructions that Pierina kiss the top steps of a well in the town, and then instructed her to place a crucifix in a place that she pointed out.
This apparition was followed by another some days later in which she identified herself as the mother of Jesus and mother of all. She announced that she was sent to bring a new Marian devotion for all male and female institutes, religious orders and secular priests.
She went on to request that the 13th of each month be celebrated as a day of Mary and that July 13th be celebrated in honor of “Rosa Mystica”.
Here at the shrine you will find a complete schedule of Masses, Confession, Rosaries and more. Check their website below.
Today such celebrations are held in many countries throughout the world.
She said: “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. … This Hour of Grace will produce great and numerous conversions. Hardened and cold hearts resembling this marble will be touched by divine Grace, and they will become faithful to Our Lord in loyal love. … it is my wish that the Hour of Grace for the World be made known and spread throughout the world. … Soon one will recognize the greatness of this Hour of Grace. … If anyone is unable to visit his church, yet will pray at noon at home.”
You can order Rosa Mystica statues, medals and more here.
Traveling to Montichiari:
You can take a train from Milan to Brescia, which is the nearest station to Montichiari. The journey takes a little over one hour. Get train & bus schedules, see fares & buy tickets here.
Address: Via Madonnina, 25018 – Montichiari (BS)
Click here for the official website of Rosa Mystica. If you are traveling with a group and wish to celebrate Mass, there is a reservation form on their website.
There is also a Rosa Mystica Shrine in the U.S. at Edmeston, New York.