On this day I speak to all of my children through you, my little hidden flower, for the last time.
I solemnly tell you: I am the Mother of God, the Immaculate Conception. I, your Heavenly Mother say unto all the world that I lie prostrate before the Throne of the Most Blessed Trinity beseeching graces for you, to draw each of you into the Refuge of my Divine Son's Sacred Heart.
Please, dear children, hold firmly to the faith God has given you. Cling to my Divine Son's Cross and do not leave the path of holiness for the lure of the world or by the snares of the evil one.
Become living prayers that rise like incense before the Throne of God. Only in this way shall you persevere until the end. Only in this way can you pray from and with your heart and thereby be consumed by Divine Love. I am your Mother. I call you to repentance, to love of God and of your neighbor. I call you to be mercy to all; I beseech you to practice all virtue and return virtue to the world which lies in the darkness of sin.
Dear children, be ever humble, obedient little children. Do not waiver in your faith. You do this by attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, by going frequently to Confession and receiving my Divine Son worthily in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Little children, Heaven has poured out so many words but you do not hear them because you are deaf to the Holy Spirit. You do not understand Heaven's words because you do not allow the Holy Spirit to bring understanding, but rather you analyze and rationalize all with your imperfect intellect.
I solemnly tell you that you must decide now for God, and be consecrated to my Divine Son's Sacred Heart through my Immaculate Heart.
Place the symbol, the emblem of the Two Hearts upon your own heart, upon your mind, your will and do not be afraid.
If each one of my children responds to my requests, converting in their own heart, then each one participates with my Divine Son in the Redemptive Act. If you would hasten the Triumph of my Immaculate Heart, live fully your own conversion of heart and He Who is Almighty shall do the rest.
Pray for my beloved Pope John Paul II and be obedient in all things, for the time of great change, great chaos is near at hand and I wish for you to be prepared and, therefore, unafraid.
Pray the Rosary every day and become, thereby, a link in the chain which will bind satan. Do not neglect Sacred Scripture, but read it daily with the aid of the Holy Spirit that you may yet understand all that will befall mankind.
Pray for the Institute of Divine Mercy! You cannot comprehend the great torrents of Divine Mercy my Divine Son seeks to pour out through this Institute. Know that you are not alone. You are not abandoned! Love God with all your being and be not afraid as Scripture is fulfilled. I, the Mother of God, shall help you and guide you. I give to each of you my Divine Son's Infinite Peace, and my own tender motherly blessing.
Trust in my Divine Son in all things, for He alone is the Refuge, the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank you for responding to my Call!
To all of My children everywhere I solemnly tell you that I look with joy upon all who keep this great feast and honor Me in their heart, for the Most Blessed Sacrament cannot be taken from you if your heart is sincere.
My little hidden flower knows full well the solemnity of this Feast. She knows full well that this is My last message given to all the world through her, for she enters now upon her final mission of love of Me. Therefore, I solemnly say to all the world:
Give all honor, all reverence and all trust to Me in this most august Sacrament of Merciful Love.
Do not be deceived by voices of authority who seek to take Me from you in this Sacrament. Beware all who diminish this Sacrament; beware the voices who seek change for the sake of change, disguised as righteousness to make My True Presence more "understandable" to all.
Woe to those who deceive My little ones, who take My Own words and change them to fit the mode of modern society.
I Am! I Am unchangeable! That which I have spoken is spoken and cannot be altered.
All of this My Holy Mother has warned you of for countless years. My Blessed Mother has sought for conversion of heart, beseeching each of you to enter into the Refuge of My Sacred Heart.
I solemnly say to you: The Holy Eucharist, the Most Blessed Sacrament is the Refuge of My Sacred Heart, and all who enter into this Holy Abode shall persevere until the end.
I solemnly tell you the Hour of your Visitation is at hand. Therefore, let all men know of the Font of My Divine Mercy! Let all know that all I spoke to My servant and saint, Blessed Faustina, is fulfilled in the Institute of Divine Mercy, which shall grow and bear great fruit and bring torrents of My Infinite Mercy to all the world.
Do all in your power to help this Institute. Pray much, make sacrifice, give of your treasure, your talent and time. Do this in total Trust as I have asked, and you shall see and know Mercy, and by Mercy shall you be judged.
The changes shall come rapidly upon the world, My children. Chaos will be everywhere. The schism is already marked in My One Holy Catholic Church for the voices of many cry out, "We are the American Church!"
No! There is but One Shepherd and One Flock, and all obedience is to be given to My true Vicar on earth, Pope John Paul II.
Pray much for him. Pray! Pray! Pray! Read Sacred Scripture, My children. Then go back and read the messages given by My Holy Mother and by Me to the world, and your soul shall be enlightened by the Holy Spirit to discern the truth of these words.
I have spoken to you through My hidden flower, who now draws deeper into My Sacred Wounds and into the Mystery of My Sacred Passion. Yet, out of Infinite Love for all My children, I give to you yet more grace to assist you in these end times.
My little obedient hidden flower, knowing the extent of her suffering, was given lessons/meditations and teachings by Me upon the Scriptures, upon the teachings of My One True Church. These lessons were given to her from the Feast of the Epiphany of this year 1995 until Ash Wednesday 1995.
Now that My monthly messages have concluded, I have told My hidden flower that the lessons given in the first part of this year shall be printed in the publication I have requested of My servants. Therefore, beginning with the August issue of A Call To Peace which I solemnly tell you is Mine and not of the world, you will receive My Lessons as I have instructed My hidden flower and her Spiritual Director, My cherished Oblate dedicated to My Immaculate Mother - Fr. Al Svobodny, OMI whom I have chosen from all time.
These Lessons are a guide for you to secure you in your faith, to anchor you in My Holy Passion, to fill you with hope and trust, and to make of you humble, contrite children.
Heed well all I have said to you, and keep My words close to your heart.
Meditate on the future Lessons and draw close to Me, for I await each of you with outstretched arms.
My children, beware all who deny Me. Love Me. Trust Me. Be of great courage and daily pray for the Triumph of My Mother's Immaculate Heart.
Do not be afraid. Do not be anxious. Do not become lukewarm. Remember, I am with you always until the end of time.
Behold, My little ones, I beg you to prepare, for I Come!
This concludes nearly five years of constant messages to the world from Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart.
Furthermore, the Church in America feels especially impelled to walk in faith, responding with gratitude to the love of Jesus, “the merciful love of God made flesh (cf. Jn 3:16)”. (291) The celebration of the beginning of the Third Christian Millennium can be the right moment for the People of God in America to renew “their thanks for the great gift of faith”, (292) which they first received five centuries ago. The year 1492, beyond its historical and political meaning, was the great year of grace when America welcomed the faith: a faith which proclaims the supreme gift of the Incarnation of the Son of God two thousand years ago, and which we will solemnly commemorate in the Great Jubilee now so close.
This twofold sense of hope and gratitude must accompany every pastoral action of the Church on the continent, permeating with the spirit of the Jubilee the various initiatives in the dioceses, parishes, religious communities, ecclesial movements, and the activities which will be organized at both regional and continental levels. (293)
In concluding this Apostolic Exhortation, in which I have taken up the proposals of the Synod Fathers, I gladly welcome their suggestion to compose a prayer for the families of America. (295) I invite individuals, communities and ecclesial groups, wherever two or more gather in the Lord's name, to strengthen through prayer the spiritual bond between all American Catholics. Let everyone join in the prayer of the Successor of Peter, invoking Christ who is “the way of conversion, communion and solidarity in America”:
We thank You, Lord Jesus, because the Gospel of the Father's love, with which You came to save the world, has been proclaimed far and wide in America as a gift of the Holy Spirit that fills us with gladness.
We thank You for the gift of Your Life, which You have given us by loving us to the end: Your Life makes us children of God, brothers and sisters to each other. Increase, O Lord, our faith and our love for You, present in all the tabernacles of the continent.
Grant us to be faithful witnesses to your Resurrection for the younger generation of Americans, so that, in knowing You, they may follow You and find in you their peace and joy. Only then will they know that they are brothers and sisters of all God's children scattered throughout the world.
You Who, in becoming man, chose to belong to a human family, teach families the virtues which filled with light the family home of Nazareth.
May families always be united, as You and the Father are one, and may they be living witnesses to love, justice and solidarity; make them schools of respect, forgiveness and mutual help, so that the world may believe; help them to be the source of vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life, and all the other forms of firm Christian commitment.
Protect Your Church and the Successor of Peter, to whom You, Good Shepherd, have entrusted the task of feeding Your flock. Grant that the Church in America may flourish and grow richer in the fruits of holiness.
Teach us to love Your Mother, Mary, as You loved her. Give us strength to proclaim Your word with courage in the work of the new evangelization, so that the world may know new hope. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, pray for us!
Throughout the next two decades, as shepherd to the largest see and city of Nicaragua, he would face the growing threat of liberation theology as well as the inner strife of a country falling apart because of the feud between the Sandinsta guerillas and the Somoza government. He often served as a mediator between the two violent factions, often meeting with success through his amiable demeanor and sincerity as a man of God which translated into the release of many prisoners on both sides. Long a strong pro-life prelate, he has fought all his life for human dignity and the Sanctity of Life; always standing strong for the Church in the face of the crooked regime of Somoza and the guerilla tactics of the notorious Sandanistas.
He was rewarded by Pope John Paul II in the Consistory of May 25, 1985 with the cardinalate and the the titular church of St. John the Evangelist a Spinaceta. As Archbishop of Managua he oversees a country of 3,779,000 Catholics which is nearly 90% of the total population of Nicaragua. The Faith has been strong in this Central American Republic since the Spanish conquest in 1532 when the first bishop was assigned to the land. The ministry of the Church has had its setbacks with the abdication of Anastasio Somoza Debayle and his family on July 17, 1979 and the ensuing developments with the Sandistas which turned hostile to the Church in the aftermath of the spoils. Despite this and the infiltration of evangelical and pentecostal Protestant sects trying to erode the faith in this land colonized by the Jesuits in the sixteenth century, Cardinal Obando Bravo presses on upholding the banner of Holy Mother Church.
In addition to his enormous task in Managua, he serves curial membership in the Congregation for the Clergy and the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life as well as the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. He resides in the Bishop's quarters at Arzobispado Apartado 3058 in Managua, Nicaragua.