|I descended from Heaven to the Earth in order to convert you.
In olden times, people were religious, and their harvests were abundant; at present, on the contrary, they are scanty.
If you want to reap an abundant harvest you must not work on Sunday, for Sunday you must go to Church and pray to God to
forgive your sins. He gave you six days in which to work and one for rest and devotion and to tender your help to the poor
and assist the Church.
Those people who brawl against My Religion and cast slurs on this Sacred Letter will be forsaken by Me.
On the contrary, those people who shall carry a copy of this letter with them shall be free from death by drowning and
from sudden death. They shall be free from all contagious diseases and lightning; they shall not die without confession, and
shall be free from their enemies and from the hand of wrongful authority, and from all their slanderers and false witnesses.
Women in peril at child-birth will, by keeping this Oration about them, immediately overcome the difficulty. In the houses
where this Oration is kept, no evil thing will ever happen: and forty days before the death of a person who has this Oration
about him or her, the Blessed Virgin will appear to him or her. So said St. Gregorious.
To all those faithful who shall recite for three years, each day, 2 Paters, Glorias, and Aves, in honor of the drops of
blood I lost, I will concede the following five graces:
1st The plenary indulgence and remission of your sins.
2nd You will be free from the pains of Purgatory.
3rd If you should die before completing the said 3 years, for you it will be the same as if you had completed them.
4th It will be upon your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy Faith.
5th I will descend from Heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the fourth generation.
Be it known that the number of armed soldiers were 150; those who trailed me while I was bound were 23. The number of executioners
of justice were 83; the blows received on my head were 150; those on my stomach, 108; kicks on my shoulders, 80. I was led,
bound with cords by the hair, 24 times; spits in the face were 180; I was beaten on the body 6666 times; beaten on the head,
110 times. I was roughly pushed, and at 12 o'clock was lifted up by the hair; pricked with thorns and pulled by the beard
23 times; received 20 wounds on the head; thorns of marine junks, 72; pricks of thorns in the head, 110; mortal thorns in
the forhead, 3. I was afterwards flogged and dressed as a mocked king; wounds in the body, 1000. The soldiers who led me to
the Calvary were 608; those who watched me were 3, and those who mocked me were 1008; the drops of blood which I lost were
Benedetta DA S.S.; Pope Leo XIII, in Roma 5 Aprile 1890