Mother Mary that spoke to Renato Baron
How the apparitions
On 25 March
l985 Renato Baron had gone to the little church of St Martin to
perform some tasks. He then paused to pray, kneeling in a pew in
front of the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary. "Suddenly",
he recalls, "I felt as if my body was dying and my soul was
fainting... I could no longer see or hear anything around me...
The statue of Our Lady began to speak and move: it came alive for
me. Her clothing seemed to move with her and she was smiling. Her
eyes were most beautiful.
expected you to come yesterday. From now on you will always
come here, because I have to speak to you about so many things.
Afterwards, you will write these things down. But for the
moment you must wait. Come back tomorrow and you will hear
When the apparition
was over, Renato was so bewildered that he ran away, even forgetting
to lock the church. Next day he returned to the church in order
to close the door, but first he felt impelled to pray a little.
This is what Renato relates:
in front of the statue and began to pray. I read from the Scriptures
and prolonged my prayers, so as to continue my dialogue with God,
hoping that there would not be a repeat of what had happened to
me the day before... so that I would not see the same things. Quite
frankly, I was afraid. However, Mary did return. Once again, I felt
as if I was dying, as if my spirit was leaving my body. All the
time, the voice was repeating:
is I, Mary, I, the Madonna, really speaking to you. Take what
I tell you seriously, and from now on you must write down
everything that I say. I shall prepare you... One day you
will speak, but meanwhile you must wait, you must prepare
your spirit, because we shall be treading the path of faith.
I shall prepare friends for you, apostles who love Mary. I
shall send them to you and you will go a long way with them,
because together we must convert many souls and lead them
That day, when
I returned to my senses, I did not run away; instead, I felt a great
joy within myself". Renato
went to the door of the bell-tower, intending to ring the bell and
let everyone know what had happened. But the door was locked and
he had to content himself with shouting his happiness to the wind.
He then returned to the door of the church. He did not have the
courage to go in, but knelt down at the threshold, weeping with
joy and praying for a good hour.
Now he no longer
had any doubt: Our Lady was really appearing to him. After a few
days, he decided to discuss the matter with his wife. "Rita,"
he said, "I have something on my mind. I must speak about it
to someone, but I cant bring myself to do so..." "You
have seemed disturbed to me for some days now," she replied.
"If you find it hard to unburden yourself to others, at least
tell your wife. We've been together now for more than twenty years".
these words, Renato told every-thing in detail, trying to be as
objective as possible. Now and again he came out with an exclamation
of joy, but immediately attempted to control himself. Rita remained
thoughtful, doubting whether such extraordinary events could be
credited. On the other hand, she knew that her husband was mentally
well-balanced and a man of faith. She had to admit that an apparition
by the Virgin Mary was possible. But supposing, instead, it was
the devil deceiving him? Perturbed by such a possibility, she finally
broke her silence and said to him:
perhaps be mistaken; after all, such things are just not possible!
You have done a lot of work in that little church; youve even
found skeletons there and reburied them in the crypt. Perhaps you
have seen a ghost, perhaps theres something wrong. If I were
you, Id take some holy water and bless the place". Renato
accepted his wifes advice. He went with a small bottle to
the monastery of the Capuchin Friars, filled it with holy water,
then returned to the statue of the Madonna in St Martins.
This is his
account of what happened to him:
the holy water into a small bucket and then went and stood in front
of the statue, holding the bucket. I knelt down, dipped my hand
in the water, but as I was raising my arm to make the blessing,
the hand holding the little bucket opened, the bucket fell to the
ground, and the apparition said:
is I who must bless you, it is I who bless you. Do not be
afraid... be prudent. The time will arrive when many will
be coming here to pray. Others will not believe. Be patient,
have faith and pray for them".
This was on
2 April l985. Renato was now fully convinced that it was the Madonna
who was speaking to him. From the following day, 3 April 1985, Our
Lady has been giving messages to Renato, asking him to write them
down so as to communicate them to the world.
[See here] story about
an Infant Jesus statue of Renato Baron's that wept human tears,
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these events at Reginadellamore.org