The visionary at El Escorial Amparo Cuevasherself suffers very much.
She suffers from calumnies, ridicule, false accusations, trials sent to her by God,
including the stigmata whichcauses her to bleed from forehead, hands, knees, back and side, as well as
from the drops which she drinks from the chalice of suffering.
Occasionally, the Blessed Mother will reward her for this suffering by asking her to
write from one to six names in the Book of Life.
Humility is a virtue, which Our Lady preaches in her messages to
Amparo. The visionary is told to seek situations in which she can be
humiliated because through humility one can attain heaven. Our Lady tells
her to kiss the ground "for consecrated souls.", "for the conversion of
sinners," for the sick." Jesus also tells Amparo to kiss the ground as a
sign of humility. Our Lady explains how her Son used to do it many times a
day in praying to His Heavenly Father. She reminds Amparo that those who
will humble themselves will be exalted. Amparo is to seek the last place
always. It is this humility that is tied in very closely with suffering.
With humility and suffering which are indispensable to enter Heaven
according to Our Lady comes the virtues of obedience and charity. She and
her Son are the models of all virtues and this is often stressed by Our
Blessed Mother, in order to enter Heaven, we must imitate Jesus, and the
example of His Blessed Mother.
Confession and Holy Communion are frequent themes in the messages. The
Blessed Mother advises her children to receive Holy Communion when they
attend Mass. However, she sates that they must go to confession first
because there are many sins being committed by persons who receive Holy
Communion without going to confession. Amparo explains to the multitude
that confession has to be made to a priest and not to God the Father and
that suffices. Our Lady stresses that is has to be done before a priest,
who has been given the power to absolve sins.
Devotions recommended by Our Lady to Amparo and her children are also
themes of the messages. First and foremost is attendance at Mass, daily if
possible. This is followed by confession and Holy Communion. Our Lady
emphasizes the many graces and blessings derived from these spiritual
exercises. She then encourages the recitation of at least five decades of
the rosary daily, and, if possible, the entire rosary. "My Son is sad and
lonely in the tabernacle" observes the Blessed Mother on several occasions.
Therefore, she requests that her children visit Jesus in the Blessed
Sacrament as often as they can so that they may console Him and make
reparation for sins. The stations of the cross are strongly recommended.
In her message of October 12, 1983, Our Lady said: "I also ask you, my
children, to observe with devotion all the first Saturdays of the month.
He who observes the first Saturdays of the month, confesses his sins and
receives the Holy Eucharist, and prays the Holy Rosary daily, my Immaculate
Heart promises to shed graces over all humanity, my children, over all
those who have fulfilled what I have asked them, my children. I also
promise to assist them at the hour of their death and to preserve them from
the fires of hell."
In her message of December 3, 1983, she affirmed:
"My children, I am going to promise something else. All those who will
observe all of these things will also pass through Purgatory, but only see
the pains from which they have been freed by complying with these things.
But that is why without suffering such pains, they will enter into the
The end times and the chastisement appear in a number of messages to
Amparo. Our Lady warns of their coming but tells her children to prepare
for them through prayer, penance, and sacrifice. She speaks of
overwhelming destruction to come about, the disappearance of certain
countries, the collision of Heavenly bodies, the millions of people who
will die. In one of the messages, she states the during the chastisement
those who are in the state of divine grace will be in ecstasy for a few moments
and will not suffer pain. But she emphasizes prayer and sacrifice as a form of
preparation for the event. In several messages, Our Lady has stated that she wants to save all of
humanity, but not everyone wants to be saved. By her role as Mother of
God, with Her Divine Son, she wants to save souls through the Infinite
Merits of her Divine Son.
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