Our Lady appeared as
the Immaculate One on a cloud enveloped in light. Her heart opened
and we were all bathed in the light radiating from it. She was
accompanied by John, the evangelist who was standing to the left,
somewhat below her. She said:
sacrifices and do not forget that „love“ is the greatest
commandment. Take the path of love and mercy, the path of my Son,
Jesus. Those who wear the scapular are such a joy to me!“
On 2nd February 2004,
Our Lady appeared as the Immaculate One during rosary prayers in the
church of Sievernich. She stepped out from a bright, oval light and
blessed all those present. Her gown and cloak were covered in a
multitude of tiny, clear droplets. She said:
„My child, what you
see are the tears which I shed for my priests!“
(She cried with her
„I beg you, pray for
the priests, that they might be clothed with the virtues of heaven.
My Son Jesus wishes them to follow Him completely.“
A priest, dressed in
black, knelt and prayed before Our Lady. The Immaculate One was in
front of him on a cloud and at some distance. The priest in question
was Father Alexander Alef. He had in the past been parish priest of
Light radiating from
the heart of Our Lady was shining down towards the people.
Father Alef said:
„I have borne witness
before God and man. I would like to encourage all priests to be
witnesses of heaven as I was. I encourage all of you, priests and
religious, to live your faith.“
Our Lady smiled at
Father Alef and then at us.
Heinrich Alef - „a 20th century martyr“
originates from Cologne where he was born on 2nd February 1885. On
1st August 1909 he was consecrated to the priesthood by cardinal
Antonius Fischer. In October 1930 Alexander Alef became parish
priest of the village of Sievernich. Soon, however, the problems
associated with the new Nazi regime began and Father Alef was
denounced by the party (Nazi Party).
In September 1943,
under the pressure of the Gestapo, a ban was put on Alef's work.
Consequently he was expelled from the diocese of Aix-la-Chapelle.
Dr. Schuller who was at the time senior consultant at the hospital
of Birkesdorf, declared Alef unfit to be kept in prison. In view of
his poor physical health, he was instead taken into the Cistercian
monastery Marienstatt in Westerwald. Father Alef was nonetheless
obliged to report to the regional police at regular intervals.
In December 1943 he
was forced to leave this community and, while still obliged to
report at regular intervals to the police station, was transferred
to the Cellitine monastery in Dueren Niederau. It was from there
that in February 1944 the Gestapo picked Alef up and took him to the
prison in Aix-la-Chapelle where he was incarcerated. Prior to this,
Alef had handed over to Sister Johanna his rosary containing relics
of saint Hermann Josef von Steinfeld. As he did so he said to the
Sievernich-born nun: „I don't want them to have this as well.“ The
rosary was to be kept in the parish church in Sievernich.
On 6 September 1944,
Alef was taken to the reformatory camp Deutz am Messehof in Cologne.
14 days later he was transferred to the Buchenwald (Weimar)
On 6 January 1945 he
was once more moved (probably because of the approaching front) to
the Dachau concentration camp where he died as a result of
exhaustion and illness on 16 February 1945.
He was subsequently
At Father Trimborn's
behest, the district council in the year 1960 decided to re-name the
church street as Pfarrer-Alef-Strasse.
Monday, 16. 02.
Monday 16. 02. 2004 whilst praying the rosary I sensed to the left
of me a quiet humming sound accompanied by a pleasant breeze. We
were just in the process of praying the third glorious mystery (the
descent of the Holy Spirit) when a small bright star appeared to the
left of the altar. Then a beautiful angel, tall and slim with a
skyblue sash around his white garment appeared beside the star. The
star, seen from my perspective was to his left, somewhat above his
head. The sash, hanging down from his left hip was adorned with gold
embroidery and both ends resembled a fringe of twisted gold (this is
the only way I can describe it). The uppermost cloth of the sash
depicted a cross stiched in gold. Beneath it was a golden circle of
twelve stars at the centre of which was stiched a golden letter M.
The lower part of the sash revealed a papal tiara also made of gold
embroidery. The angel's hair, dark blond, short and slightly wavy
was completely swept back from his face. His face looked youthful
and narrow and he had blue eyes. His hands were folded in prayer. He
„The mission of our
queen is accomplished.“
He opened out his
folded hands in our direction and a golden crucifix appeared in
them. A bright light emanated towards us from this cross with our
crucified Lord. A little later the angel knelt facing the altar and
continued the rosary prayer with us.
I began to feel quite
hot and an oval light emerged to the left of the altar. Our Lady
stepped out of this light. The Immaculate One was clothed in white
and had a golden crown on her head. Her hands were folded in prayer.
From them hung a white rosary made of white roses as well as the
Mount Carmel scapular. She smiled, gliding over to be closer to us
and said: „Dear children, sanctify yourselves through prayer,
sacrifice and penance! These are times during which my beloved
divine Son Jesus shows His mercy. Be merciful as my Son is humble
and merciful from the heart. In this way all that threatens to
oppose you will vanish into thin air.“
I was able to ask Our
Lady who the angel was who appeared to me on Monday, 16th February
2004 in the church of Sievernich.
She replied: „The
angel of the Annunciation.“
She put these
questions to me: „Do you wish to be faithful to Jesus? Do you want
to be humble and simple?“
I replied in the
affirmative and repeated according to her wish that I want to be
faithful to Jesus, humble and simple.
She leant over to me
and I was able to kiss her scapular. Then she glided over my head at
which moment a shower of blossom petals descended on us all from
her. They were rose petals, white on the inside and blue on the
outside. Before touching us, they dissolved.
Our Lady stepped out
of the oval light. She appeared all in white as Mary Immaculate. She
was wearing a wreath of white roses on her head. I said to her: „ I
greet you, holy Virgin Mary.“ She smiled and drew closer to us on
„Dear children, I
have come to you today to ease your sufferings. Dear children,
recognise that the altar is the heart of the church. Pray and make
sacrifices for my sons, the priests. You will not yet fully
comprehend my words which are also those of my beloved Son Jesus
She opened wide her
long white cloak under which we were all protected. She said:
„I immerse you all in
my immaculate heart.“
Our Lady first
approached the people in the choir and traced a cross on each
forehead. She then proceeded to do likewise to everyone in the
church. She blessed us all again and disappeared.
Sister Faustina was
kneeling in prayer at the altar.
07.06.2004 at 5.22 pm
I saw the bright oval
light of Our Lady on the left hand side of the altar. The Immaculate
One emerged from this light. Dressed all in white, she was holding
the Mount Carmel scapular and a rosary of white roses in her hands.
She blessed us and said:
„Dear children, pray,
pray, pray! I receive your prayers with gladness and place them into
the Sacred Heart of my beloved Son Jesus Christ.
I am calling all
nations to come to me!
In the face of
adversity and temptation remain faithful to my Son Jesus. Be
faithful and you will come to no harm.“
She moved down the
aisle of the church and stopped in front of someone from where she
blessed us all again. This person was spiritually healed.
The Blessed Virgin
said: „I am victor of all battles!“
continued to move among the people, blessing them. On returning to
me, I was able to hand over to Our Lady all the petitions I had
previously received. On my request to touch her garment with several
rosaries, she invited me to touch her feet with them. Holding the
rosaries in my right hand, I briefly placed them against her left
foot. She blessed us once more and disappeared.
I began to experience
a sensation of great heat and then saw the oval light of Our Lady to
the left of the altar. The Immaculate One, all in white and holding
a rosary of white roses with a golden cross, stepped out of this
light. The Holy Virgin blessed us all in the Name of the Father and
of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
She said to us:
„Dear children, love
one another, be humble and merciful! I have come to you in order to
sanctify the diocese which has been consecrated to me. Fulfil my
Son's and my wish that He might be adored in this church. Then I
shall be able to bestow on you the graces of my beloved Son. If you
answer my request, the spiritual fruits will reach far beyond this
The Immaculate One
opened her cloak which grew ever larger until everyone, both inside
and outside the church, was enveloped in it. All those held safe
within the Virgin Mary's cloak were surrounded by a wonderful bright
Dueren - Feast of the
humility of Mary - Saturday 17.07.2004
I wrote the words of
this prayer down with the help of Saint Teresa of Avila. She showed
me how to pray it.
JESUS, HIDDEN IN THE
My Lord and my God,
oh my Jesus, to You be praise and thanksgiving at all times. You,
one and eternal, are hidden for me in the tabernacle. How much
courage and humility it must take for You, Lord, the highest one, to
become so small for us and to deliver Yourself into the hands of
Your priests as a gift for us all.
Jesus, by concealing
Yourself in the tabernacle, You overcome what is lacking in us to be
close to You. I want to be still and abide with You in all my
troubles and joys so that I can give myself to You. May Your heart
beat within mine, may I feel Your love, and may what is mine be
consumed in You.
The ardour of Your
love gives me the strength I need to see Your way. Grant me, Jesus,
the help of Your holy Mother so that I may find the strength to walk
Your way without looking to the left or right or listening to the
opinions of others. Jesus, my only desire is to see You.
All that is in You is
lacking in me. Forgive me Lord, for being so imperfect. Show me what
I lack, be my merciful teacher and lead me out of sin. I am nothing,
yet with You, cradled in Your love, I can do anything.
Touch me, show me
what I can do for You. Oh Jesus, I invite You to come to me. Come,
oh come into my unworthy heart. Find Your home within it and grant
that I may serve You completely. You can transform me in and through
Your love - I beg you to do so!
Jesus, hidden in the
tabernacle, priceless treasure from the Father to mankind, sanctify
Your priests from whose hands we receive You, our gift. Grant them
the courage and humility they need to see You. Show them the awesome
divine power of the transubstantiation, the love which You bestow on
Touch them and touch
young people so that they may follow You. Call them, Lord Jesus
hidden in the tabernacle, call them for Yourself and for us, that we
may not be alone. Amen.
02.08.2004 - „What
marks out a Christian?“
Saint Teresa of Avila
put this question to me.
After much pondering,
my answers seemed quite inadequate to me. After a short period of
silence she replied joyfully: „A Christian is merciful. He leaves
judgement to the Heavenly Father.“
Friday, 20.08.2004 -
„Where can God be found?“
I heard the voice of
Saint Teresa of Avila. She gave me the following task:
„Seek God and tell me
where you can find Him!“
I replied: „I find
Him in the Eucharist, in the tabernacle, in the sacraments of the
church and in the priests.“
After a moment of
silence she answered the question with these words: „My child, God
meets you repeatedly every day in your neighbour. The Heavenly
Father created man in His own image. Therefore it is important that
you sanctify yourself in every day life. This is the will of Our
23.08.2004 - The Our
I heard Teresa of
Avila's voice saying: „Patience is the cradle of the Saints!“
After rosary prayers
in the church of Sievernich Saint Teresa of Avila was kneeling
before the tabernacle. She turned to me saying: „My child, pray with
(Unfortunately I had
no pen or paper on me so I was unable to make a note of anything in
writing. Only later, at home, was I able to write everything down
and hope not to have omitted or altered anything.)
'Our Father who art in heaven...'
Remember that you
have a Father in heaven who is almighty and who cares for you. He,
the 'all', cares for you because you are His child. Call on the
Father and speak with the Eternal One. God, our Father, loves you,
you are His creature. The whole of creation rests in His hands.
'hallowed be Thy name...'
Laud, praise and
sanctify the Name of our Father in heaven. He will gaze upon you and
the Holy Spirit will fortify and guide you. God has created you for
Himself, that you might find fulfilment in Him. The more a child
converses lovingly and respectfully with his father, the more the
father will shower him with his love.
'Thy kingdom come...'
Seek the heavenly
Father's kingdom with longing. Regard that which is transient as
mere necessity. However, to the kingdom of the Father - the eternal
kingdom - you should open your heart wholly and respectfully.
'Thy will be done...'
Not my will, Father,
Thy will be done! Father, I place myself into Your hands. They will
shelter me if I surrender to You completely. What you desire for me
is love alone. Yet only if I abandon myself to You fully, are You
able to do Your will for me. Then can I serve You. My will is weak
and I am wretched. Without you am I not totally trapped by sin?
Therefore I say joyfully: not my, but Your will be done!
'on earth as it is in heaven...'
Heaven and earth -
are these not two completely different worlds: the eternal and the
temporal? Consider this: God our Father reigns on earth as in
heaven. Everything has come from Him, everything is in Him and
everything shall return to Him. Seek Him with your heart. Then,
within your heart, heaven and earth shall meet.
'give us this day our daily bread...'
The Father cares for
His children. Pray and work whilst not forgetting your neighbour!
'and forgive us our trespasses...'
God our Father is
merciful when, fully contrite, we ask His forgiveness. Forgiveness
is our liberation, our salvation. Seek it often so as not to draw
judgement onto yourself.
'as we forgive those who trespass against us...'
Just as the Father
shows you mercy, so you must not fail to show it to your neighbour.
Do not bind him through blame. Instead free yourself and him through
By putting love into
practice, you will place yourself and your 'debtor' into God's
'and lead us not into temptation...'
God, who is love,
does not tempt. God, our Father, allows you to experience trials. By
these you must mature and recognise His greatness and your
smallness. Such 'purifying' processes serve to make you holy. Accept
'but deliver us from evil...'
Avoid evil and do not
give in to darkness. If you have done something wrong, seek God's
forgiveness. In this way you will be delivered from evil.
'for Thine is the kingdom...'
There is only one
royal, eternal kingdom - the kingdom of the heavenly Father.
What does God's power
enable me to do? Everything. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
are my strength.
'and the glory...'
My God, who can
measure Your glory, who is able to endure it? Nobody could begin to
grasp or portray it in any way.
'for ever and ever. Amen.'
You alone are
eternal, my Lord and my God!
06.09.2004 (5.25 pm - 5.36 pm approx.)
Our Lady emerged as
the Immaculate One from a bright, oval light (to the left of the
altar from my perspective). Dressed all in white, she was wearing a
golden crown on her head. In her hands she was holding a rosary of
red roses. She was standing barefoot on the globe. She glided closer
towards me and spoke:
„Dear children: pray,
pray, pray! Pray and carry out good deeds! For what use are words
when deeds are worthless? Pray for your families and especially for
those whom you call „bad“. They need your prayers all the more!
Recognise that many things must happen and that your prayers are
important. I have come in order to distribute the graces of my Son
The Blessed Virgin
opens her heart from which rays of light descend on us.
„One of you is not
yet baptised in the Name of my beloved Son Jesus. To you I say: open
the door to my Son.
I come to you to give
you the gift of my beloved Son Jesus' peace. I desire that you pass
on this gift to your neighbours“
- The way to bear the cross
I experienced a
wonderful feeling in my heart which seemed to be opening wide. Then,
for a moment, I saw Saint Teresa of Avila a little further away from
me. She was standing in prayer on a field of white roses. She
blessed me and said:
„Tell all those who
suffer to take the cross upon themselves in the spirit of love for
the Lord, the Almighty. When they offer it up to Him, it will become
a source of grace for them. The love of the Lord alone transforms
the cross - suffering - into joy. Those who are the Lord's beloved
bear a cross. Tell them, though, that they do not bear it alone, but
with Him and He with them, insofar as they open their hearts to Him
who is Love. He, perfect Love, transforms the cross. How is He able
to do this? It is an ability innate within Himself from the
beginning, just as it was, is and always will be in all eternity
within the Father. The Lord places the cross onto the shoulders of
those who are His beloved in the same way as He, the Most High,
carried it. Consider however, that your cross is light and may
become for you eternal, heavenly bliss if borne in love for the
Lord. Who among you is prepared to take his cross upon himself?“
I was speechless as I
thought that none of the people I knew would willingly be
prepared to do this. I proceeded to tell her so.
minutes' silence she replied:
„My child, he who
loves the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is prepared to take
his cross upon himself.
Should you be
burdened and full of suffering, gaze upon the Crucified One and
consider how much the Lord loves you. Take time to do this as this
is the only way to bear your cross with Jesus. The secret is
therefore to give yourself wholly to the Lord, to trust Him and
allow Him to act. Love and the cross go together. The cross equals
Friday, 17.09.2004 -
Thoughts on self-righteousness
I can hear the voice
of Saint Teresa of Avila. She greets me and says:
is one of the Adversary's great snares. You should fear nothing more
than the 'self' and the thought that you are a good Christian. Were
you to consider yourself to be 'good', you could be certain that you
are in fact not so. God would take no delight in seeing you thus. Do
not look at yourself with your own eyes, rather see yourself with
the eyes of the Lord. His eyes look upon you with mercy and healing.
So great is the light of love and mercy in which He sees you that
you would be amazed at how many shortfalls you have! Only he is good
who considers himself to be insignificant, as he sees himself with
the eyes of the Lord. Therefore I ask you to be vigilant and
pleasing to Our Lord, seeing yourself with His eyes.
I will tell you, my
friend, how you can achieve this: pray and ask God to permit you to
see with His eyes. This request should come straight from your
heart. Do not be afraid to see with His eyes. This will enable you
to recognise yourself as well as to be more merciful towards your
neighbours and their faults. You will also learn that
self-righteousness embodies a huge lack of love and so gives great
pleasure to the Adversary. Is it not of utmost importance to us to
be pleasing to the Lord, our Saviour? Now embark afresh on your
daily path, loving the Lord and giving thanks and praise to Him at
the start of each and every day.“
23.09.2004 - Advice
on how to deal correctly with the sinner....
I heard the voice of
Teresa of Avila. She greeted me and told me of her intention to
speak to me on the subject of the sinner.
„My friend, I want
you to see that God does not let the sinner remain imprisoned by his
sins. If it is the sinner's free will to seek and find God, his
Lord, he will embark on that road despite being burdened with sin.
The stony steep path then leads him into his soul which resembles a
Do not make demands
which God does not make. The Lord is merciful, kind and patient. The
burdened sinner proceeds to investigate one room after another in
the castle of his soul until, in accordance with the extent of his
self-recognition, he finds himself once more in the Lord. Many enter
one room, search and easily find their way into the next one until
they have discovered the whole castle. Many others who are burdened
investigate one room and stay inside for a long time until their
recognition leads them further on. Others still, on finding the
entrance into the first room, move on to another only to return to
the previous one where they discover, according to their level of
self-recognition, what was missed on their first visit.
The recognition of
which I speak is one that is rooted in the eternal, the Almighty; it
is a renewed finding of oneself in the Lord just as it is His will
to find Himself in us. You will not succeed in bringing the burdened
sinner onto the path to God using force or threats or confrontation.
Only by living God's love yourself - living in Him and He in you -
will you be able to lead the sinner onto the road of almighty love.
He, the Lord, loves the sinner; the sin, however, He despises.
Do not throw stones
on one who is laden down with sin: his load is heavy enough.
Instead, open for him the way to the Most High. Gently place on his
shoulders the light cloak of truth and love. This cloak will be the
garment on his journey to God. Contemplate this, my friend.
I heard the voice of Saint Teresa of
„Make sure that you
do not become a burden for your neighbour here on earth. Rather,
help him to carry his own cross!“
Sievernich, 04.10.2004 (5.21pm - 5.32pm)
Our Lady appeared as
the Immaculate One dressed all in white. In her hands she held a
rosary made of white roses. The Blessed Virgin was standing on a
cloud. Kneeling to the left of her was Teresa of Avila. The
Immaculate One spoke to us:
„Dear children, seek
silence. My divine Son Jesus desires that you become listeners, that
you listen to His Word. How great is His love for you and thus His
most ardent desire is that you are obedient to His church.
Teresa is a pearl
from His hand. Her gift to you comes from His hands alone. Be
obedient so that you too may be pearls from His Hand. Seek silence!
I wish to gather you under my protective cloak.“
She glided high up
into the air, came closer to me and spread out her cloak, which
reached the church walls. We were all sheltered within it.
After rosary prayers
in the church of Sievernich, I was praying silently before the
tabernacle. Suddenly the tabernacle looked to me as if a large sun
were shining within it. There then appeared the Holy Face of Our
Lord Jesus Christ, similar to the one on the Shroud of Turin.
Open tabernacle in
The living image of
Our Lord's countenance was visible on the tabernacle and it was
looking at all of us. His Holy Face was surrounded by a golden sun.
The size of His Face corresponded with that of the inner rectangle
of the tabernacle. He said:
„I am the Lord, your
God. I wish to remove from you everything that prevents you from
coming to me. I want you to stand before me with your hands empty as
I desire to fill them with my love. Give to others the gift of my
love, give it passionately and lavishly.“
Countenance transformed into the Sacred Host which slowly returned
to the tabernacle.
Along with several
other people, I continued to experience a strong sensation of heat.
of Saint Teresa of Avila
I heard the voice of
„Embark on the
journey and seek God, His Majesty, the Lord. Admire His great
wonders, praise Him for His graces, for He so enriches mankind that
He gives Himself daily in the holy sacrifice of Mass. Find Him in
the very depths of your soul as He desires to live in you,
transforming you into His living tabernacle. It is your privilege to
be His living temple.
Try to apply His
ardent wish for your transformation to the way you see your
neighbour. Your neighbour must find a way to the Lord through you,
His tabernacle. May the Lord's light shine thus in you, that your
neighbour may recognise it and also become enflamed for the Lord.
The Lord wants you to accommodate Him within yourself, to find Him
in your neighbour and in the whole of His creation. However, be wary
of placing creation, neighbour and yourself above Him, for He is
Lord and everything proceeds from Him in the Father.“
In the evening I
heard Saint Teresa of Avila's voice. She put the following question
„My friend, our
Queen, the Mediatrix of grace has now appeared to you on numerous
occasions. I now ask you in her name to tell me what she has
effected in you?“
I replied: „Saint
Teresa, I am not able to reply as well as you do, though I will so
my best: The apparitions of the Mother of God, the Immaculate One,
have engendered great love within me towards her Son Jesus.
Moreover... I have recognised how Jesus lives in His church and that
to love Jesus means also to love His church.
Our Lady has shown me
how Jesus enriches His church through the sacraments as He Himself
is in the sacraments. The Immaculate One has told me that, despite
the numerous scandals, priests are loved by her and her Son Jesus. A
priest is Jesus' successor.
I have gained the
following from the apparitions: Love for Jesus and His church from
which also flows a sense of obedience towards His church.
Teresa replied thus
to me: „This is indeed what the Lord desires from you.“
Thereupon I said:
Dear Teresa, you have held a mirror to my soul and instructed me. I
thank you! I now make an effort to see my neighbour with the Lord's
To this she replied:
„The reason I am with you is because it is the Lord's wish and most
necessary. My friend, just continue with your endeavours!“
Teresa prayed with me
and gave me the following instruction:
searching soul speaks thus: Lord, I sought to find You and gaze in
wonder at You and the great miracles You performed. Thus I hurried
from one place to another on this earth: where You once lived and
there where You and Your heavenly Mother had given signs. I
marvelled at everything and was moved to the depth of my soul. Yet
as soon as I left these places I became restless, for it seemed that
You were no longer near me. I called to You Lord as in my distress I
longed to be close to You. Then as I continued many more times to
hurry from place to place I still failed to find the peace of Your
It was whilst praying
before the tabernacle, Lord, that You came to me, my merciful
Teacher. In Your hand You held a golden key and said to me:
„I want to open you
to Me“.... and this You proceeded to do. Touched by Your love, Lord,
I perceived You within myself. Then You said the following to me: „I
want to place my key in your hand. Just as I have opened you to me,
making of you my living tabernacle, so you now go and open your
neighbour to me with this key. For if you see with my eyes, you will
recognise that I desire to live in your neighbour too, as I love him
I heard to the left
of me a faint and delicate sound, something between gentle buzzing
and humming. A small octagonal star of bright light flew past me and
stopped high in the air to the left of the altar. Beneath the star
appeared a bright, white light. In it, I recognised the archangel
Gabriel. He was clothed in a white garment with a blue, gold
embroidered sash tied around his middle. The embroidery consisted of
the papal emblem, the letter M at the base of a cross and a circular
surround of twelve stars. He said:
„Our Heavenly Queen
will intercede for you!“
During adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament I was absorbed in prayer when suddenly various
people called out from their pews: „The sacred Host...The
Christ-child...!“ Alerted by these cries, I now noticed the
dark-haired Child Jesus, enveloped in white light, before the sacred
He raised His hand in
As the priest, Dr.
Bündgens, set about adjusting the Host in the monstrance, the Host
moved, yet the position of the Child Jesus remained unchanged. The
Child was visible to many people for at least fifteen minutes. When
the priest removed the Host from the monstrance, the Child Jesus
vanished too. I later learned from various pictures that it was in
fact the Holy Infant of Prague we had seen and which had appeared on
a previous occasion (15.10.2001) in Sievernich.
The Immaculate One
appeared clothed all in white with a golden crown on her head and a
white rosary in her right hand. She was bearing the Christ-child on
her left arm. Jesus appeared as a child of about eighteen months old
and was wearing a simple radiant white gown. He too had a golden
regal crown on His head. The Mother of God was standing on the globe
whilst carrying the Infant. Little Jesus held a large golden sceptre
in His right hand and the brown Mount Carmel scapular in His left.
Rays of gold descended on us from the Holy Child's heart. Both
figures appeared from the left hand side, quite close to the altar,
and glided towards us.
„I give you my
blessing and peace!“
His voice was
somewhat childlike, whilst at the same time lovingly clear and
He looked at me and
asked: „What do you desire from Me?“
I replied: „Jesus,
You want to know what I desire? I have been praying for the
spiritual centre in Sievernich which is, after all, the wish of You
and Your mother. However I do not know where it should be and
actually I feel pretty helpless about this matter. I ask You, Jesus,
to help me together with Your most holy mother!“
Jesus replied: „Place
everything into the hands of your spiritual director!“
commended all those present as well as the sick and destitute to the
Lord. I was then able to hand rosaries and petitions to the Child
Jesus, and as I did so a golden light poured from His heart onto us
and all these items.
Our Lady said:
„Dear children, this
is my beloved Son! May you, too become His children. You see, when I
look at my country, I perceive how many tears my children shed. Come
to my Son Jesus! He will transform your tears. He will transform
them in His love. Have respect for my little ones, for every single
child. Each child is a gift from the Heavenly Father. Understand
this and act accordingly. Respect my little ones, for my divine Son
Jesus comes to you in every child.“
Our Lady now prays:
„Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit...“
I replied „...as it
was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.
I heard the voice of
Saint Teresa of Avila. She prayed with me and said:
Oh Jesus, who are
both divine child and
who, amongst us can
understand You, who can comprehend Your love for us miserable ones?
people consider Your love foolish
yet you simply look
at them and love them.
The humble accept
your love gratefully.
They are not
unsettled by critical wordly eyes,
provided You are with
them and love them.
Reveal Yourself to
us, Lord Jesus, You who are the Son of God!
Do not forsake us,
have mercy on us!
Your love is
foolishness for the clever
because You surrender
Yourself completely through Your priests.
Who has merited such
who can really claim
to have done so?
Oh divine child,
In Your sweetness You
come to us.
You shower us with
the clever as well as
For us You become
so that we may touch
Love is Your sceptre,
mercy is the globe in
faithfulness is Your
and Your trinitarian
Father's omnipotence, oh heavenly child, is Your regal crown.
Peace is Your
and Your childlike
words are a blessing for us.
Oh divine child,
whoever sees You
will recognise that
it is You, oh Jesus,
who rules the church
and guides it through the ages.
For in order to
enrich the lowly
and rule the mighty,
His Majesty approves that which is deemed foolish.
Oh heavenly Emperor,
look upon us!
Oh divine child,
reign among us! Amen.
I heard the voice of
Saint Teresa of Avila:
Savour the blessings
of the holy night. Let yourself be consumed by the love of the Lord.
Amazing, how much grace was and is continually being imparted to us.
His sublime Majesty abandoned the divine throne and, out of love for
us, chose poverty and lowliness - so far removed from any grandeur.
Why did He do this for us?
Because He loves us,
every single one of us; thus His divine Majesty, taking on human
form as testimony to His unending love, desired to be close to us.
Gaze upon the child in the manger. Can you comprehend what He would
like to say to you personally?
'Love, just as I have
and will always love. Look at me, take me into your arms so that I
may gain access to your heart; grant me your love. Your faith must
be a reflection of my living love. I don't want you to look at me,
passionately calling to me: „Lord, Lord! I want to be totally loved
by You!“ Instead, love me! May your love be alive and ardent. May
your words and deeds be a single expression of my love. May your
faith be my love in action. In suffering, my love burns like fire.
Consume yourself for me as I wish to be one with you!'
Thus the sublime
divine Christ child spoke to me on that holy night; thus He speaks
to you and to everyone. In a most special way, the divine King calls
His priests and all those consecrated to Him to be living witnesses
of His love. My friend, if this is how He calls you, His little one,
imagine how much more ardently He must speak to His priests?
Then she prayed the
following prayer with me:
Holy Spirit, sublime
open the doors of my
heart for my Lord.
Holy Spirit, living
power of God,
come to me and revive
Holy Spirit, loving
guide me on the path
to the Lord.
consuming Love of God,
grant me a heart that
gives more than it receives.
Holy Spirit, divine
stay with me, that I
may follow my Lord Jesus.