Join host John Carpenter and Donald Hartley as they examne the appearances of Blessed Mary in Ghiaie di Bonate, Italy during World War II. Tonight we will continue, starting with the sixth apparition details.
"Like all the other evenings I got on to the granite slab and waited for Our dear Lady to show herself. The Holy Family appeared again and Our Lady told me: “Tomorrow will be the last time I speak to you, then for seven days I will let you reflect on what I have told you. Try and get my words straight, as they will be very useful for you when you grow up if you want to become all mine. After these seven days I will come back four times more”. Her voice sounded so harmonious and sweet that, so far as I tried to reproduce it, I was never able to.
Like at Fatima, celestial phenomena took place at Ghiaie too, such as had never been seen before.
Doctor Eliana Maggi testified with a deposition under oath on the 16th January 1946 before the Episcopal Committee:" That Saturday was a rainy day. At the outset of the apparition a sunray shone on the child's head. I raised my eyes to the sky and saw a cross-shaped rift in the sky and a shower of golden and silvery spots, for a minute or two, and everybody hailed it as a miracle".
"Somebody noticed a strange beam of light, shining upon the child and reverberating over the surrounding faces. Others noticed the sun had a cross shape; others saw the solar disc whirl dizzily forming a ring not larger than half metre. In the lower layers of the atmosphere some people saw a rain of gold stars, small yellow clouds in the shape of hoops, so thick and near that somebody tried to catch them in full flight. On the onlookers' hands and faces the most various colours shaded off, with the yellow colour prevailing over the others; phosphorescent hands were seen, light globes in the shape of Hosts… "