In an article published in the February 2005 issue of CATHOLIC FAMILY NEWS Sister Elena Aiello [1895-1961], who was a holy nun in southern Italy and a stigmatist, and who was given revelations approved by the Church, we read that on Good Friday, April 8, 1955, Our Lady told her: “. . . Tremendous will be the upheaval of the whole world, because men—–as at the time of the Deluge—–have lost God’s ways and are ruled by the spirit of Satan.

“Priests must unite by prayers and penance. They must hasten to spread devotion to the Two Hearts. The hour of My triumph is close at hand. The victory will be accomplished through the love and mercy of the Heart of My Son, and of My Immaculate Heart—–the Mediatrix between men and God. By accepting this invitation, and by uniting their tears to those of My Sorrowful Heart, priests and religious will obtain great graces for the salvation of poor sinners.” Divine Love, Second-Third Qrtrs, 1981]