Our Lady of Sorrows is the title that was given by the Church to the Mother of the Word, Our Lady of Kibeho, at her shrine in Kibeho, Africa. (See page 4.) In her message to the world, the Blessed Mother is calling all of us to do penance, to fast and to pray for the conversion of the world. She asked specifically for the recitation of the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows (see page 19), and while meditating on the mysteries, to have a great sorrow for our sins. Her own great sorrow is that, so many are not heeding her request.
The young visionaries of Kibeho saw a river of blood. The Blessed Mother predicted that a great catastophe would come upon the world. Today, in practically every section of the world, there is blood flowing: Gaza Strip and Israel, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Central Africa, Eastern Congo, Sudan, etc.,... not to mention, the bloodshed of many local conflicts worldwide.
What is known, throughout the Middle East and Africa, as the ”Arab spring”, can be more likened to an “Arab fall”, with the systematic targeting of Christians; more than 150,000 Christians are martyred each year for their faith.
In Kibeho, Africa, Our Lady told the visionary, Anathalie, that...all the people were her children. She instructed her to have her Protestant and Muslim schoolmates pray the Rosary, not as Catholics but as her children. We are all her daughters (and sons) and she loves us all equally. Performing an act of penance is a way of telling God that you are truly sorry for any sins that you have committed. The best way to achieve this is by praying the Rosary.
This is why we are making a special appeal to everyone to join us in this Rosary Crusade. (See page 23.) We must get on our knees, as Our Lady has asked, and invite others, as well. We can do this, and God will accompany us with His signs and miracles. (See page 8.)
Pope Francis said in, La Vanguardia, that the economic system produces and sells weapons, and with this the balance sheets of the idolatrous economies, the great world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money. The Pilgrims of St. Michael are committed to informing our readers of the whole picture; that every part of society must be converted: the social, the political, and the economic. Social Credit is a solution for procuring the necessities of life. (See page 14.)
Our Lady, in her sorrow, sheds tears. She wants to lead all of us, as her children, to her Son, Jesus. She has a plan to usher in the Reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Triumph of her own Immaculate Heart. Are we willing to follow our Mary our Mother?
Yves Jacques, Assisitant-Editor