Fr. Montfort during an audience with Pope Benedict
Montfort Okaa was born in 1957 in the town of Ilorin, Nigeria, Africa. He made his First Holy Communion when he was 10 years old, and it was on that day that many extraordinary manifestations began taking place, which continue to this day (2012). He was ordained a priest in 1983, and later founded the Communities of Sisters and Brothers of the Two Hearts of Love. Pope John Paul II gave his special blessing to these communities on June 9, 2002. The following excerpts are taken from a letter written in May 2001 by Fr. Montfort relating these extraordinary events.
Let me begin by telling you this factual story:
As I received the Most Holy Communion, Our Lord Jesus Christ began to draw me more deeply to Himself and to teach me the innermost mysteries of His Heart of Love.
He told me: "Come to Me daily. Never allow the devil to keep you away from Me or wilfully stay back from Me. Teach those souls around you who are given to you to love Me! Move many hearts to love Me. The world still defies Me. Although there are many comforters, but the sins of the world far outweigh their work. (As He speaks He weeps.) See how humanity defies Me. Even those, whom I trust, even those whom I look to for consolation send Me away, beating Me and spitting on My Face. They draw the wrath of My anger, soon they will feel the strength of My arm, if reparation is not made. I am not loved. Many detest to hear My Name, only very few come to Me…! Ask those people who still detest Me, who do not love Me, who still run away from Me, who still detest to hear My Name to come back to Me. Tell them that I love them. You alone cannot comfort Me much!"
He showed me Himself on the Cross with uncountable wounds all over His Body and they were bleeding. The blood was gushing all over and dropping on the ground. I tried to collect all the blood... I tried to stop the flow with my hands pressing at some of the wounds with my fingers, but the wounds and the flow were too much. I was helpless. I managed to collect some of the blood... but a greater amount flowed away on the dirty ground. As I continued to struggle, hopeless to prevent the flow... He said to me:
"You alone cannot comfort Me much. Bring your relations and friends to come to Me. Bring many people to visit Me and My house (Church) will be full and I will be happy, and forgive you (the world) your sins."
In 1970 Our Lord again appeared to young Montfort:
"...The Lord showed me His Heart which because it has lost so much blood has lost its real colour and appears pale white. Then He said to me: "If you can make this Heart turn red again the world will be saved...I want you to find that out (how) yourself."...I could not find the answer myself and nobody could tell me the answer. He said: "I will give you the solution Myself. I will reveal this mystery to you.."...Then He showed me His Heart again and the Immaculate Heart of His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Immaculate Heart is covered with deep wounds, but the wounds were deep but not wide and the Immaculate Heart was also bleeding profusely. Then He said to me: "The only solution is to unite to the wounded and bleeding Hearts of Love." The Lord then taught me the Prayer of the Two Hearts of Love and said that through this prayer we shall be purified and united with the Two Hearts of Love and the world would be saved.
Now He makes this very earnest, joyful and at the same time frightening appeal:
"Get at least 100 people who will be saying the prayer (the Prayer of the Hearts of Love) 100 times (i.e. the Rosary of the Hearts of Love two times) every night, with you, no matter where they are (between the hours of midnight and 3 am) and the world will be changed. I will change the face of the earth. I will renew My Church and I will save all (uncountable) souls. I will overthrow the influence of evil. I will overthrow evil. I will establish the reign of My Love firmly. My Will will be done on earth as it is in Heaven."
My dear brothers and sisters, God is calling you out of Love to make this sacrifice to be a victim of Love, suffering for the salvation of souls, the renewal of the Church, the salvation of the world, the firm establishment of the reign of His Love, the Triumph of the Two Hearts of Love, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Please, answer this call of God! Please join us in saying this prayer and making this sacrifice — the vigil of prayers and sacrifice — to keep Him company, to keep awake even for an hour of prayer with the Lord. Remember what our Lord said to His closest apostles Peter, James and John: "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful even unto death: stay here and watch with Me." And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying: "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me, but not My will but Your will be done." And He came to the disciples, and found them asleep, and said to Peter: "Could you not keep awake with Me for one hour? Watch and pray that you do not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." (Mt 26,38-41)
At this time, at our own time, God is giving us a special grace, a very rare chance. He gives you and me this opportunity to help save souls — our own souls and the souls of others, to renew the Church and change the face of the earth and help establish the reign of His Love.
If only you and me and a few others could make the sacrifice of keeping awake and saying the prayer of the Two Hearts of Love devotedly, and thereby uniting ourselves to the Two Wounded and Bleeding Hearts of Love of Jesus and Mary.
Approval by Most Rev. Dr. Ayo-Maria Atoyebi O.P. – Catholic Bishop of Ilorin Diocese; Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, May 2002