San Nicolas de los Arroyos is located in the Buenos Aires province, in Argentina, 143 miles from the capital, adjacent to the Parana River. In 1852 in this city the Constituent Assembly was founded, for that reason it is known as the City of the Agreement, or also as Steel City, by the metallurgical industry, because one of the biggest steel mills in Latin America is located there, but will soon be known as the City of Mary.
The city takes its name from a saint born around the year 270, who has had the greatest amount of churches erected in his name after the Most Holy Virgin. St. Nicolas bravely defended in the Council of Nicea the mystery of the divine maternity of Mary.
In this city that bears his name, on September 25, 1983, the Virgin appears to Mrs. Gladys Quiroga de Motta, in her room, while she prays the rosary.
The Virgin was dressed in blue, had Baby Jesus in her arms, and a rosary in the hand. The Most Holy Mother made a gesture, as to give the rosary to Gladys.
The apparition was very brief, like a species of annunciation.
Gladys is a simple woman, wife of a metallurgical worker and mother of two daughters. Never before had she ever experienced anything similar. The previous day she saw that the rosary that hangs in her bedroom had glowed by itself. Some neighbors also saw it. There she began to pray the rosary, and on the following day the first apparition took place.
During some time, in several places of Buenos Aires several families testified this same phenomenon in their own houses.
Gladys was not used to writing. She attended primary school until the fourth grade. Nevertheless she started to leave testimony in writing of the messages and the facts that changed her life and the lives of many others.
On September 28 and October 5, 1983, the Virgin appears again to Gladys while she prays the rosary. The Mother repeats the gesture offering the rosary to her. The Virgin had still not spoken.
On October 7, celebration of the feast of the Rosary, Gladys felt the inner announcement that she had learned to recognize, closed her eyes, saw a light, and in it saw the Most Holy Virgin full of life, holding in her hands a great rosary. Gladys asked what was expected from us. The image erased and instead appeared a vision of a temple. By this, she understood that Mary wanted to be amongst us.
On the 13th of October, anniversary of the last appearance at Fatima, the Virgin spoke for the first time:
You have done well. Do not be afraid. Come to see me. I will take you by the hand and you will travel many paths.
After the message the Virgin refers to a message from the Bible, the word of God that illuminates all word. With this text she is encouraged to fulfill her mission, to take her messages although difficulties may appear. Thereafter, she begins to receive other messages frequently. On October 19th, She said to her:
Rebels are unjust and humble the servants of the Lord. Seek help and you will receive it. Do not fear. Nothing will happen to you. The Lord leaves nothing at random.
On October 25th, Gladys goes for the second time, since the apparitions started, to the city of Rosario, seat of the archbishop, city consecrated to Our Lady of the Rosary. That day, exactly a month to the day of the first apparition, the Virgin appears to her and She tends a white rosary to her: Receive this rosary from my hands and keep it forever and ever. I am happy because you are obedient. And be happy because God is with you.
The messages continue, with frequent references to the Sacred Scriptures. It is that Mary leads to the word of God and this way continues her invitation, as she did to the servants of Cana: "Do all that He tells you". This one is a new and singular fact in the history of the Marian apparitions.
In November the Virgin gives several messages to her, where She reiterates her proximity, assistance and protection:
When you need it, come to me, I will respond to you. Happy I am with you; worthy you are of my trust. Glory be to the Lord.
You are thirsty of my presence, of my hands you will eat. Be patient, everything will arrive in due course.
Your soul, of the Holy Spirit is nourished.
Gladys then feels a great aroma of roses, one of the frequent Marian manifestations. The Virgin says to her: The one that smells the perfume of my roses, with me walks. Glory be to the Lord.
On November 15, 1983, Jesus speaks for the first time to Gladys: "I am the farmer, the harvest will be great"
The same day the Virgin says: I am the Patroness of this region. Make my rights acknowledged.
This message reminds us that the parish of San Nicolas had been entrusted from the beginning to Our Lady of the Rosary. The image, today venerated in the Sanctuary, had occupied an outstanding place in the cathedral inaugurated in 1884. After being blessed by Pope Leon XIII, it was brought from Rome to this place. After different locations in the cathedral and as a result of its deterioration, the image was stashed in the bell tower, waiting for repairs that never arrived.
In 1983, on November 27, day of the Miraculous Medal and first day of the Novena to St. Nicolas, Father Perez, confessor of Gladys and parish priest of the cathedral, realized that the image of Our Lady of the Rosary that had been in the cathedral for a long time and now was stashed away in the bell tower, was as described by Gladys. Then he led Gladys to the bell tower, who immediately recognized the image of the apparitions, although it needed repair to a hand and the rosary. At that moment, the Virgin Mary appeared opposed to the image and said: They had forgotten me, but I have resurged. Place me there, because you see me as I am. Do not be ashamed, you will have me. I want to be at the shores of the Parana. Be firm. There my light shines. Glory to God in the Highest.
Father Perez had the image repaired and placed a new rosary in her hands and in the hands of Baby Jesus a new rosary.
Our Mother has chosen a blessing place, near the river. There she wants to receive us: I want to be near you. The water is a blessing. I want to be able to receive you in the house that I have chosen in a not too distant future.
In response to Gladys' question whether it should be a chapel or sanctuary, the Virgin answers her through the Sacred Scriptures. She says to her to read Exodus, chapter 25, versicle 8º that says: "They will build Me a sanctuary to Me and I will live amongst them".
On the evening of November 24, days before the recognition of the image that was in the bell tower, Gladys went with a group from people to the place that the Most Holy Mother chose to build Her Temple. And while she was showing them the location, a ray of light fell on the place seemingly sinking to the ground. A nine year old girl that was present also saw the ray of light.
On the following day the Virgin said to Gladys: The Holy Spirit is your guide. You must obey. Chosen is the place of my dwelling. Everything remains in your hands.
Approximately three months after the first appearance, a ray of light illuminated for the second time the place of the Sanctuary.
Your Mother requests her dwelling to you. I do not want splendors. I want a roomy house, yes. Do not forget the sanctuary, since it will be the sanctuary of the Lord. Time will pass but this will last.
Once approved the project of the Temple, by the Most Holy Virgin, construction began and the image was transferred to the new Sanctuary in 1989.
In reply to a question from Gladys if she would like to be called Mary of the Rosary of San Nicolas, the Virgin answers her: It must be so. I yearn to be amongst you, to overwhelm you with blessings, peace, joy, and to bring you closer to the Lord Our God.
The Virgin instructed Gladys to have a medal struck with the invocation of Mary of the Rosary of San Nicolas, and in the reverse the Most Holy Trinity with seven stars. My daughter, the meaning of seven stars is seven graces that my Son Jesus Christ will grant to whoever has it on its chest. Praised be the Lord.
Gladys has received more than one thousand eight hundred messages, from the 13 of October of 1983 to the 11 of February of 1990, day of the last message.
The first time that she saw the Virgin was on September 25, 1983. But from November 27 of that year, the visions were daily, at her house, at different times. Prior to each apparition she receives an inner announcement, and if she is with company, she does not show it. Gladys Says: "It feels like electricity in my arms, and then I know She is coming; I close my eyes and She appears ". Apparently she does not go into ecstasies, if this word like disconnection is understood with the outer world. Nevertheless is not a subjective inner vision. For Gladys the Virgin is real and is alive. She has touched her. She has felt the consistency and the heat of her body. Listening and responds to her, enjoying a real privacy. Sometimes people close by perceive a perfume of roses or a heat sensation.
On November 8, 1984, Gladys describes how the Lady of the vision is: "Today I wish to say how I see the Most Holy Virgin Mary. Her beauty is not easy to describe, but she is beautiful, and in Her the humility, the force, the purity and the Love with a capital letter, because all the love of the world I believe that it does not cover the love that she feels for her children. When she orders, I feel the force that She has. When she gives advice, I feel her maternal love. And when she says to me that she suffers for those that have moved away from the Lord, she transmits her sadness to me. All this leaves in me this wonderful Mother to whom I have consecrated my life. I do this so that my dear brothers can know somehow how our Heavenly Mother is.
Since November 1984 God allows Gladys to live the great torments of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The stigmas of the hands appear during Thursdays and Fridays of Advent and Lent, year after year. The blood flows on the Fridays of Lent. . Stigmas of the feet appear on Good Friday, after 3 p.m., hour of the death of Christ. It is as though the Lord wanted to make specific the suffering of his Passion by means of the body of Gladys that would represent the Church. Every Good Friday Gladys feels in special form the pain of carrying a cross. Her shoulder is bruised with a very noticeable and very painful spot. At times, she has also felt the sore on the side. Gladys assures that although the physical pain is great, the moral suffering is even greater.
The Virgin suggested fasting for Gladys during Lent. The Lent fast lasts forty days. In spite of eating so little, her aspect is healthy and her weight normal.
On February 11, 1989, the Virgin says to Gladys: Yesterday in Lourdes, today here. The Mother always looking for her children. Prayer, fasting, penance, and above all conversion she expects from them. The souls will be saved if they get close to the Lord, if they welcome the Lord. Peace is lacking in many souls. Look for the The Peace and you will find God.
And on May 13, 1989, anniversary of the first apparition in Fatima: Today like then, in Fatima, are my visits to Earth, although these are more frequent and prolonged since the mankind lives moments of great drama.
The bishop of San Nicolas, Msgr. Domingo Salvador Castagna, far from taking distance from the vital phenomenon that happens in its diocese, accepts it, guides it and nourishes it, without leaving aside the prudence and the discernment. He encourages the traveling pilgrims to come and visit San Nicolas. The processions follow one another every 25th day of every month, being the most important and numerous the 25th of September of every year, in memory of the day of the first apparition.
On September 25, 1986, the bishop places the corner stone of the present Sanctuary.
The Campito of the Virgin located next to the Sanctuary has been transformed into a place of processions, via crucis and confessions, particularly in days of greater concurrence.
The conversions are numerous and profound. This grace has lasting effects.
Throughout Argentina thousands of prayer groups have formed that are light sources.
Several have also given testimony of physical healings made by Jesus, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary.
Many testify to have seen extraordinary manifestations of the presence of God and the Virgin like the dance of the sun, that reminds us of the miracle of Fatima; the perfume to roses; seeing glowing rosaries on the walls in several homes; the candle lights that when burning leave the letter M of Mary imprinted on the inside. More recently water began to flow from the Sanctuary and many have perceived scent to roses in it. But the greatest miracles that mark the presence of Heaven in this place on Earth are the numerous conversions. God wants to renew the alliance with his people through Mary, His coffer of the Alliance. She is the Woman dressed with the sun of the Apocalypse. She is our anchor of salvation that takes us to her Son.
SOME MESSAGES OF OUR MOTHER:
Blessed be the moment that the Lord chose this town, and blessed because it was chosen so that I may have my great House, that will be of peace and tranquility. Place where I will comfort thousands of children who will come in search of love. I will attend to the sick, the fallen ones, all children pertaining to the great family of God, because my mission is to take care of the flock of the Lord. Glory be to God.
Nothing will be able to devour the flame of the love that the Lord has ignited in your town. Nothing will be able to darken the light of the Lord.
It is in the Sanctuary where Mary, Mother of Christ, hope to the children inherited from the Cross. It is in the Sanctuary that Mary acts on the souls, for the good of the souls. My beloved children you see it already, I am in front of you. While some live in their own desolation, others will live in the house of the Mother of the Savior.
Here is the Temple, for the town of God. Here the love to Christ and Mary will root deeply.
My House will be home for those who consider themselves children of God. Rejoice that I will bless you from here.
Daughter, the Temple is protection of God for his children. One goes there to render cult to the Lord, to request physical health and a firm spirit based on the faith.
The Temple is protection of God for the soul that lives on Earth and aspires to Heaven.
Your city is the City of Mary and will always be a place of encounter with Jesus and his Mother. Do not allow anyone to interpose in my step. Whoever wants to follow the Lord must follow me.
My daughter, I told you once that from here the faith for Jesus and Mary would appear again. From this place I invite the world to look for the life giving source, the source of peace and graces.
I want to heal my children of that disease that is the materialism and that many suffer, I want to help them discover Christ, to love Christ and to say to them that Christ prevails above all.
In all the places of the world where my messages have been given it would seem that it was preached in cemeteries. The response was not what the Lord was expecting.
The demon acts ferociously, do not be astonished. He attacks without compassion surrounding everything what he can touch. Pray my children, prayer fortifies. You are called by Jesus Christ to pray.
The prince of evil spills today his poison with all the forces, because he sees that he is concluding his sad reign. He has little left, his end is near.
Oh my poor children, few of you are those that deepen in Christ, and many of you are highly eroded by sin.
It is in fact this time, a precious time that does not have to be wasted but to be taken advantage of. The Redeemer is offering to the world the way to face the death that is Satan; is offering as He did from the Cross, His Mother, mediator of all grace.
My children mine, my Heart wants that your soul lasts for ever and ever.
Every time Jesus Christ is offended, it feels that my heart is struck repeatedly.
The enemy is defying me very ruthlessly, is openly tempting my children. It is a fight between the light and the darkness. It is a constant persecution to my dear Church.
All of you are parts of the mystical body that is the Church and of which Christ is the head. On Earth the Vicar of my Son is the person responsible for that body to be standing, and for that reason you must follow your Pope, following his education that is, really, the education of Christ. My Son's will be done.
Pray for the Holy Church. Hurt is my Heart because frequently it is attacked, day to day its light dims. As Mother of the Church I suffer the most exhausting pain. My sufferings are united to those of the Pope, because his pain is my pain.
The most intense light of Christ will resurge, just as in the Calvary after the crucifixion and death came the resurrection, also the Church will resurge again by the force of love.
The Lord is revealing to you by means of the messages and the Sacred Scriptures what is expected from men. Do not close the doors to him. Commit to Jesus as He committed to us.
Make known what I give you, the atheism is flooding the nations, absence of God is everywhere; it is why the word of the Lord must be listened to and not be despised. The action of His word will do much if the heart is opened.
You watch the rising sun and you will see a new day being born, that brings you hope and faith, that each morning the desire to be true children of God grows. Do not allow God to separate His face from you, trust Him.
It is not possible to be live without making a daily prayer to our Father in Heaven. You see this crown, because this is what I want you to do, a true crown of rosaries. Prayer my daughter, prayer! How many mouths still remain shut without at least knowing a prayer that approaches them to the Lord.
The Holy Rosary is the most feared weapon of the enemy. Santo Rosario is the weapon to which the enemy fears to him. It is also the refuge for those seeking relief, and is also the door to enter my Heart. Glory to the Lord for the light that He gives to the world.
My daughter, at this time there is extreme need of prayer. The Holy Rosary will be heard by the Lord this day as if coming from my voice.
The prayer is my request, and is directed to all mankind. The prayer must come from a willing heart, must also be frequent and be done with love. It must never be left aside, since the Mother wants that by her the children arrive at God and with which the enemy is defeated.
Eucharistic Jesus is alive and true body. Adore and love Him.
My children, it is in the Eucharist where you can feel how He gives Himself to you. It is in the Eucharist where He returns to be body and blood, and it is from the Eucharist that he wants to save the souls prepared to receive Him.
Today as never before my messages must be spread. Today as never the world must know my words, my urgent call to the conversion, my order of consecration to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The Lord still waits for the souls. Glory be to the Lord.
My children must know that I call them to the consecration, because being consecrated to my Heart; they belong to the Mother and to the Son.
I say to my children: You are for me like new born children, who need the love of their mother, the heat of their mother and the food of their mother. I will lead you and I will help you to grow in the love to the Lord, I only ask you to let me guide you. Glory be to God.
Do not stop walking. Night and day you must preach. Insist without rest. My messages must be read slowly so that they can be digested as I wish.
In these times in which the poison of the evil one seems to contaminate everything, the Lord becomes evident for the salvation of souls.
These words can be weakened if kept and not extended; they must be announced throughout the Earth.
I speak to my children to request humility from them; I request humility from you, because in humility you will be pleasing to the eyes of God. I request humility from you because the Lord wants the humble ones and rejects the magnificent ones. You follow the example of Jesus Christ, the glories are His.
Dear daughter, for many I have disappeared in the Cross where Jesus gave his life, being that was there where my maternity he began to grow, and my love of mother extended towards all the men by will of my Son.
Today with more force I am fortifying the uncertain one, returning pure to the impure and the right one to the unjust one.
Many are the children who know and venerate the Mother. Many more are those that do not know her. Today it is time to listen to her and to know her because the one that despises her despises Christ and is hurting himself. Nobody has doubts, love does not have misfortune. The one that loves Christ also loves His Mother. Praised be the Lord. That all may know my message.
I am the anchor, I have anchored here. I am the coffer that wants to take the children to the Lord.
At the present time, all mankind is pending by a thread. If that thread is broken, many will be those that do not have salvation, for that reason I call you to the reflection, hurry up that we are running out of time, there will be no place for late comers. The Lord wants all to enjoy His kingdom. To those that are remote, I say to them: approach, Jesus Christ is within reach of your hand.
The coming of the Lord is imminent, and as they say in the Scriptures nobody knows the day nor the hour, but it will be; and certainly for that hour the soul of the Christian must be prepared. Even the stones will know of Him.
It is thus my daughter how this Mother wants the words of her Son be known.
Today the world is confused, very confused. Evil appears to be the only solution. Mankind is being lead by Satan to the deepest of the abysses, to the total condemnation of the soul. Fortunate those that want to see clear in their hearts. Fortunate those that stop to meditate. Fortunate those that are lead by the Mother. Glory be to the Eternal one.
In these times of great confusions and so little light in the souls, my purest light will be the one that guides you in the middle of so much darkness. I will help you to overcome all uncertainty. This Mother will make your encounter with the Son possible. For this it is necessary to become small and to give in to my Heart. Amen. Amen.
Messages of Jesus:
Glorious days await you. Rejoice In Me my beloved children.
The creatures must come to Me, because only with Me the souls will live forever.
It is my Mother the one that will prevent them from drifting aimlessly, the one that will cause them to come directly to Me.
Today I forewarn the world that which the world does not want to notice: the souls are in danger, many will be lost, and salvation will arrive at few if I am not accepted like The Savior.
My Mother must be received; My Mother must be listened to in the totality of her messages. Man must discover the wealth that She brings the Christians. The children of the sin will grow in it, if their incredulity increases.
I want a renovation of the spirit, a loosening from death and an attachment to life. The Heart of My Mother is the chosen one so that what I request becomes reality. The souls will find Me through Her Immaculate Heart.
Previously the world was saved with Noah's Ark. Today the Ark is My Mother. By means of Her the souls will be saved because It will bring them towards Me. Whoever rejects My Mother, rejects Me.
Many are ignoring the graces of God these days.
You must go and evangelize. Do not pay attention where. Wherever you are, evangelize to your brothers who know nothing about the word of God. Do not forget. Evangelize.