Servant of God Maria Esperanza de Bianchini’s speech. Mount Claret Shrine. Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Wednesday, may 3, 1995

Good morning to everyone, to our Bishop, to all the prelates who accompany him, and to this People of God who are gathered here.

Thank you, I thank the Lord very much, and all of you too for allowing me to be here sharing the graces that descend from heaven.

  • In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • The Angelus.

Thank you, Lord… respected clergy. You are a bishop with an open heart to your children, leading them towards the light of the new dawn of Jesus. O new dawn of my Lord! Your Heart is so great, it comes seeking us in the dawn of a day of shinning sun, opening our heart, uniting them all, and letting us rest there!

O People of God, it is your Lord who comes seeking you, awakening your consciences, appraising your faith in the divine knowledge of a God in perfection Who wishes for all of his children to be saved! To save us is his dearest dream, to save all social classes of all nations, of all lineages, religions, faiths… all of us united in one heart so we may sing the Hallelujah of that great day in which our Lord rose to heaven. O Rising, new life for all of us!

  • Come, Lord Jesus, make Yourself felt in all of your creatures who come seeking You, to nourish themselves with your mystic and divine Body, which will feed us all forever. Because only You, Lord, can give Yourself in the Eucharist when your children raise their hands forgiving the sins of the world and feeding us. Such beautiful nourishment! It is the food that strengthens the souls and makes us simple and humble like innocent children.

The innocent children are so beautiful. A child that only knows how to say: “Mom! Dad!” Family is so beautiful. God has given us such a gift… to fashion a family.

O families, give something to drink to whom is thirsty thinking that your children will grow with the divine water that Our Blessed Mother brings us from her waters of Lourdes, with the waters of Betania, and of all the apparitions where she has made herself felt!

O my Mother, unmatched Mother, there is no one like you, Mary, sweet Mary, the simple woman of Calvary; you grieved so much when you saw your Son nailed on a cross with stabbing nails that pierced his living flesh!

O Lord, and there still are people who deny You, Lord! Touch the hearts of the cold men who do not acknowledge You, Lord. Give them the hope of sharing all together. Everyone… divided brothers, come and look for the Lord with your brothers who open their arms to you, in order to unite in one heart, protected in the Heart of Christ, in the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Because Mary is the one who, in these times, is appearing elsewhere in the world so man can awaken and may truly realize that the Mother of God is our Mother who has come to point out routes and paths of light, peace, and serenity.

Serenity is so beautiful, and to feel that we are in the arms of Mary too, with her serenity calling us to contemplation, prayer, meditation, penance, and the Eucharist.

The Eucharist is the banquet that is waiting for us today, Lord. It is so beautiful to feel, Lord, that You come to us, to embrace us so we may feel filled from within, then our soul turns quiet and serene, with the joy of the heavenly angels singing in a choir, “The Mother of God, Mary, lives among you and she shows you where the port of salvation is.”

Our salvation… the salvation of the man, woman, innocent child, the elderly stooped by age. Mary is the salvation of these times. Jesus told her, “Mother, take the scepter and help me win souls and hearts.” Mother, what can we do without your sweet, soft, and splendorous glance helping us survive the sad days we are living in the world? But peace will come in the midst of war – of the outrage of sinning men – because peace is what we need… without reconciliation there cannot be peace.

Behold the reason why Mary, my Blessed Mother, appeared in Betania on March 25, 1976. It was an unforgettable day for my soul… a poor woman like any other mother with children, grandchildren… a family. O Mother, I thank you so much for that beautiful day you gave me! And I wish to share it with all of you so much! The beautiful profile of her lips, the innocence of her countenance, her hair was so beautiful. Lord, such light, such grace.

I feel emotional because truly these are memories that are engraved in my soul, and it is hard to forget the beautiful things that I have lived and I am living. Yes, my brothers.

Monsignor, thank you for your words. I thank all of you who invited me to come here, to share with you. I infinitely thank you for your attentions and human warmth in spiritual sharing.

It is beautiful to share when we understand each other, when at last we manage to share and truly feel evangelization. Because evangelization is what these times call for, in order to reach reconciliation among people and nations feeling that your brother – your neighbor – is your true friend, a dear friend, a close brother.

We have to unite by all means. You have seen our Holy Father, our great Pope in these times, the loving Pope of his children. He has gone from one place to another spreading the Word of the Lord with humility, simpleness, disinterestedness, giving himself to everyone, gathering everyone. His humility is so special. Let us love our Holy Father, let us be in constant prayer so God may extend his life and he may conclude his mission the day the Lord calls him, because we need him right now.

Man roars, sin is at hand, mobs try to monopolize the world, but no, this cannot be. There is a representative of Christ, Christ in him, he in Jesus Christ the Savior of the World, and we must understand that we must defend the rights of the holy, apostolic, Roman and universal Church that has firm bases and foundations where evil cannot enter… it cannot enter and if it is sneaking in through an open door… Everything that is not good, leave! And by saying, not good I mean that those who stink and are harming the hearts of the youth, the hearts of the jubilant youth that is growing… we must defend her by all means.

We have to pray so much for our youth so it will not go astray. Mothers, fathers, save your children, do not let them go astray looking for pleasure, and for things that are illogical in an honest and worthy family. Please, do not leave them, keep them close to you, help them grow with the courage of a soldier who stands firm in his place, worthy and with an open heart that beats for Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus the Master, Jesus the Great Confessor, Jesus the High Priest, the Minister who leads the hearts of all of his children, of those who cry out:

  • Jesus, come to me.
  • Jesus, in You I trust.
  • Jesus, Blood and Water, come, purify us with that Water and Blood, bathe us so we may feel free from the sin of the World.

Yes, we are sinners, but have to try to improve our inner lives, improve the bonds with our brothers – brotherly, friendly bonds – a great bond, the bond of the love that unites us with Christ and his Mother, with our Eternal Father in heaven, and with the Holy Spirit that is blowing elsewhere in the world to enlighten man so he may come to terms and think, “I have to serve and not be served.”

To constantly serve, by all means, because Jesus served and He continues serving. He is standing firmly waiting for all of us to enter the great arc that He is offering us, so we may live cradled in the Immaculate Heart of his Mother.

Brothers, those who are sick, what is it that my Jesus cannot do? He can achieve anything. What is it that a Mother cannot do? The Mother does it all to soothe the load, to help us walk, to heal the spirit, to embrace us in her Heart with the flame and fire of Jesus, that Son, that great man that has come to save us in these times. Yes, He is still there in the Eucharist waiting for all of us, and we all have to go to the Eucharist.

Please, make a good confession. To confess is so important so our weaknesses, sins, and daily trifles may be forgiven. And Communion is the frugal and beautiful food that will nourish us forever.

And now, I must end so we may enjoy Holy Mass with the graces of the Holy Spirit, so all the sick may be comforted, others healed – and so on – each one may leave with renewed blood, body, cells, bones, their mind open to the grace, their heart filled with love, and all – absolutely all – of their members renewed by the faith in the knowledge that there is a God in perfection that exists, and that nothing stops Him when his Son tells Him, “Father, here I am; here I am, Father, here I am.” His divine Son, Jesus.

  • You, who healed everyone, heal me, cure me, soothe me, strengthen me so I may follow your steps and walk beside You, Lord. I know that, perhaps, I do not deserve this, but you are understanding, truth, love, love. You grant so much love; we all are waiting for your love today for us, for our bishops, for our priests.

May this place, this city, everyone receive the grace of the Holy Spirit in their homes, families, all areas, where there are the most in need, in all the Christian families so there may be peace, harmony, and heartfelt joy, the joy of the innocent child that looks at his parents and says, “Parents, I am happy; Jesus lives among us; Mary, the Mother of Christ is here with me, she has come to save us, and He has come to redeem us from our sins.” Jesus, stay with us.

I thank you all; and may God bless you, keep you and help you by changing your hearts so you may live in accordance with our Church… children of God. Thank you.

And thank you, Monsignor, because I know that the Lord has chosen you for a great mission that you have thoroughly fulfilled and that you will continue fulfilling firmly convinced that you must serve your brothers in his Name. The Lord pours infinite graces over the children that follow, love, and feel Him.

I thank you all. May graces to convert crowds, many souls, descend over this parish of Saint Thomas in these days and in the days to come; many who are to come that still have not, my children, because the Lord is waiting with his arms open.

May God keep and bless you.