OUR LADY OF TEARS
On November 8, 1929, Sister Amalia, her heart moved by the grief of a relative
whose wife was critically ill, sought Jesus in the Tabernacle and pleaded that she
might give her own life for this mother of little children.
So sincere was the desire of this Sister who bears the Holy Stigmata that Our Lord
spoke to her, telling her how to pray to attain this grace. Jesus said:
"Pray to me in behalf of my mother's tears, I shall gladly grant them."
"My Daughter, whatever men will ask of Me for the sake of the tears of my mother,
I shall grant them lovingly."
Sister Amalia bent low her head as she reflected on the Tears of Our Lady. "How
shall I pray?" she asked humbly.
"O Jesus, listen to our prayers in behalf of your holy mother's tears. O Jesus, look
down upon the tears of her who loved you best on earth and most deeply loves you
now in heaven," was the answer.
Our Lord answered her:
"Later my mother will give the treasure of her tears to my beloved institute as a
magnet of mercy."
Our Lady spoke to Sister Amalia:
"Do you know why I wear a blue mantle? To remind you of heaven, when you are
feeling weary from your labors, and carrying the cross of your tribulations. My
mantle reminds you of heaven, to give you indescribable joy and eternal happiness ,
and this will give courage to your soul and peace to your heart, to continue the
struggle until the end!"
"Do you understand the significance of my purple-violet tunic? I will tell you that
you should remember, as you stand before the image of Tears. Of the colors I wear,
purple signifies pain. The pain the Jesus felt when they beat him, barbarically, on his
body. My mother's heart and my soul were also lacerated by pain, on seeing Jesus.
"My child, I will explain to you why I wear this white veil , around my breast and
covering my head. White signifies purity, and being the white flower of the Holy
Trinity, I could appear without this whiteness."
"The sweet smile you see traced on my lips is for the immense happiness to be able
to give mankind such a precious treasure!"
"I will explain to you the reason I appear with my eyes inclined downward. Inspired
painters have recorded my eyes looking upward to sing the glory of my immaculate
conception. Then why are my eyes inclined downward in this apparition, into which
you entrust yourself to my blessed tears? It signifies my compassion toward
humanity, because I have come from heaven to alleviate your suffering. My eyes
will always be directed to your sorrows and afflictions, whenever you ask my Son
through the tears I shed. And as you are near my image, see that I gaze at you with
eyes of compassion and tenderness."
"My child, I will tell you about the rosary in my hands. I have named it the Crown
(chaplet) of Tears . When you are near me, seeing this chaplet in my hands,
remember that it signifies mercy, love, and pain... this chaplet of my blessed tears
signifies that your Mother loves you. Use all its privileges, resort to it with
confidence and love.