The apparitions of Our Blessed Mother under the title “Rosa Mystica” (Mystical Rose) at Montichiari in Northern Italy in the spring of 1947 to a humble Italian woman, Pierina Gilli, have great significance for our times. The purpose of these apparitions was the reform of the clergy and religious houses. On the sixth apparition to Pierina on December 7, 1947, Our Blessed Mother appeared with Francisco and Jacinta, two of the children who had witnessed her visions at Fatima many years before. Our Mother showed by her appearance with these children under the title “ Rosa Mystica”, that her message was a continuation of the message of Fatima, which was to pray the rosary and to do penance for the world.

Everyone is invited to attend the novena of Maria Rosa Mystica every 13th of the month after the 8:30 AM Mass in the church. Please bring one rose flower (the preferred colors are white, yellow and red) to offer to the Blessed Mother.