On September 29th, 1961, the feast day of St Michael the Archangel, the Madonna (Mother of Jesus) visited the Quattrini home and cured Mamma Rosa Quattrini whom the local doctors had sent home to die, as her condition had been considered "hopeless." After touching Rosa and curing her, the Madonna directed her to go to see Padre Pio, who instructed her over a two-year period in the spiritual and physical care of the sick. When her Aunt Adele became ill, she again sought Padre Pio's counsel who told her to return to San Damiano to care for her aunt and to await a great mission. A short time later, Padre Pio's words were fulfilled.
October 16, 1964, the Virgin Mary to Rosa Quattrini "My little one, I come from very far away. Announce to the world that all must pray, for Jesus can no longer carry the Cross.
"I want all to be saved, the good and the bad. I am the Mother of Love, the Mother of all - you are all my children. That is why I want all to be saved. This is why I have come: to bring the world to prayer because the chastisements are near."
"I will return each Friday and I will give you messages and you must make them known to the world."
Rosa replied: "But how will they believe me? I am only a poor ignorant peasant. I have no authority. They'll throw me in prison."
The Madonna says: "Do not fear, because now I will leave you a sign. You will see it, this tree will blossom."
On that very day, the entire pear tree, already laden with golden fruit, burst into blossom! And this was the month of October!