"I will be your refuge, my daughter, I have given you my heart. I give it
to you and will always give it…I am the Reconciler of all people, my child,
I am giving you a piece of heaven…Lourdes…Betania in Venezuela…it is a
place for all, not only Catholics…it is for all because there is no class
distinction of nations and religions. This land is for the gathering of
all those that wish to enter here.
"This is your Mother who gives herself, as in Lourdes, Fatima, El Pilar in
Zaragoza, Guanare…as in so many other places where I still offer myself.
But remember: Here will be the Light of the east.
"This place will be a place of belief, of prayer, of faith, love, and
charity. It will be for the ennoblement of the hearts of whoever draws
near…a renewal of the city of God. I wish to create here, in this place, a
replica of my holy fountain. Lourdes does not need more said for it, there
I live, that is the truth. Thus I will live in Venezuela, in the Betania
of a more powerful day. The maternal water that I bring is the water of
life; it is the water of health, of baptism. It is the origin of your life
in Christ; it will be the water for pardon that will wash away your faults
and will renew you. Even more will you praise my name with the Hail Mary,
which is a simple salutation. Our encounter will be more alive, more
moving, and again you will be able to rekindle again the faith in the
hearts of your brothers and sisters.
"Little sons and daughters, here you have me among you, so that you
experience me and contemplate me among bushes and trees of this little wood
that I have chosen. Here all of you will find health, peace, and love of
this Mother, who, with the spring of water, desires to renew you. Because
of the love of my Heavenly Father, that of my Divine Son and Holy Spirit,
the Consoler, burns eternally in your hearts. They inflame you with the
holy fire that the supernatural life communicates to you, the life of
grace, the Divine Life. May there be participation in the Divine Love, in
the Divinity. Do you understand me well? Do you know what it is that I
want to point out to you?
"It is for this, that, as Mother, as the Immaculate Mother, Mediatrix of
all graces, that I call you to this place…so that my union with you may be
more intimate and vital, through the Holy Spirit, permitting you to live
deeply the spirit of the Gospel. Yes, children, I am your Mother;
furthermore, I am the refuge of sinners and the help of all Christians.
"It is for this that I invite you to come frequently to tell me what you
feel, your preoccupations, your troubles, your complaints, in short, all
the hopes you have, the doubts or anxieties. I invite you especially to
consecrate your hearts to me, so that I may renew them.
"Give yourselves over unconditionally into my maternal arms, live as in
infancy, as little children, so that I may hold you in my protection. With
my Immaculate glance hidden within you as in the little home of Nazareth,
you can begin your apostolic preparation, being able, little by little, to
overcome many things, being able to receive each day the Eucharist, as the
food of souls and so be strengthened by my Divine Son."