December 3, 2018

Hour of Grace (December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 恩寵聖時(十二月八日:聖母始胎無染原罪瞻禮)

Each year, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th. The period from 12:00pm to 1:00pm is known as the “Hour of Grace”. The Blessed Virgin promised that whatever a person asked Her for during this “Hour of Grace” (even in impossible cases) would be granted to them, if it was in accordance with the will of the Eternal Father.

During the period of November 24, 1946 to December 8, 1947, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Pierina in a little church in Montichiari, Italy, eleven times. On the first appearance, the Blessed Mother told Sister Pierina that She wanted to be known as the Mystical Rose, and that an hour of grace should be kept at noon, December 8th, in all the Catholic Churches of the world. The Blessed Mother wanted this to be known through all of Italy, and the entire world.

It was November 16, 1947 when Sister Pierina was finishing her Thanksgiving after Holy Communion, when she saw a great light. She then saw a vision of the Blessed Mother as the Mystical Rose.

Sister was so deeply moved by the stunning beauty of Our Lady that she began talking to Her. All of a sudden, a gentle force made her kneel down in front of Our Lady. The Blessed Mother spoke these words, “My Son is so greatly offended by the sins of the people, especially by the sins of impurity. He is already planning to send the deluge upon the people, for their destruction, but I have asked Him to show mercy, and not send the destruction. So that is why I have appeared, to ask for penance and atonement for the sins of impurity.”

Then the Blessed Mother asked for an act of humility by Sister Pierina. She asked her to make the sign of the cross with her tongue on each of the four stones in the sanctuary. “This shall be a reminder to the people that I have appeared here… .” The Blessed Mother then stepped on each of the stones so that Her gown touched all four stones.

On the 22nd of November, Sister Pierina felt the overwhelming urge to go to church at 4:00. The Mother Superior, four Sisters, and a group of friends accompanied her. They were all saying the Rosary when the Blessed Mother appeared as before.

She instructed Sister Pierina to make the sign of the cross on the stones and fence them off so that no one would step on them.

Again, Our Lady asked for penance. She said, “Penance is nothing more than accepting all our crosses daily willingly. No matter how small, accept them with love.” At this time, She told Sister Pierina to come again December 8th at noon, “This will be my Hour of Grace.” The Sister asked how she was to prepare for this Hour of Grace? To which the Blessed Mother said, “With prayers and penance. Pray the 51st Psalm with outstretched arms three times. During the Hour of Grace, many spiritual graces would be granted. The most hard-hearted sinners will be touched by the grace of God.” The Blessed Virgin promised that whatever a person asked Her for during this Hour of Grace (even in impossible cases) would be granted to them, if it was in accordance with the Will of the Eternal Father.

It was December 7th when Sister Pierina felt the urge to go to church. This time she was accompanied by the priest and the Mother Superior. The Blessed Mother appeared with a young boy and girl dressed in beautiful white clothing. Sister Pierina was sure these little ones were… .

The Blessed Mother said, “Tomorrow I will show you My Immaculate Heart, which is known by so few among the people.” She asked people to pray for Russia. “There are so many people being held prisoners, which their families know nothing of, because they have been gone for so many years. Pray for the conversion of Russia. The suffering of the soldiers and their sacrifices and martyrdom will bring peace to Italy.”

“The little children are Francisco and Jacinta. I am giving them to you as your companions, you will have much to suffer for my sake. I want simplicity and goodness from you, as of these little children.” The Blessed Mother then blessed Sister Pierina, the priest and all those who were gathered there.

On the morning of December 8th, people began arriving at the little church at 8:00 in the morning from neighboring towns. By noon, some 10,000 people had gathered to see the Blessed Mother, many of whom had to stand outside because the church did not have enough room for the large crowd.

Sister Pierina was accompanied to church by her mother and brothers, the Mother Superior, and the Chief of Police from Montichiari. Sister was reciting the Rosary with the crowd in the middle of church. Suddenly, a brilliant white light appeared from the ceiling. Stairs were coming from the light down to the floor of the church, about fifteen feet in length.

The staircase was beautifully decorated with red, white and yellow roses. The Blessed Virgin appeared so radiant, dressed in white, with Her Hands folded. She was standing on a splendid carpet at the top of the stairs, made of the red, white and yellow roses.

In the Most Gentle and Loving Voice, Our Lady smiled and began to speak, “I am the Immaculate Conception, the Mother of all graces, and the Mother of my Beloved Son, Jesus. I want to be known as the Mystical Rose. My wish is that every year on the 8th of December, at noon, an “Hour of Grace” will be installed. Many spiritual graces and physical blessings will be received by those who pray undisturbed during this… .”

Then slowly, She began to descend the staircase, gracefully scattering roses as She went along, until She reached midway of the staircase. There again the Blessed Mother spoke, “I am very happy to see this great demonstration of Faith.”

Sister Pierina asked for many of the sinners to be forgiven. The Blessed Mother replied, “My Divine Son will show His Greatest Mercy as much as the people will pray for them. I want this to be known and told to Pope Pius XII. Tell him I want him to install the “Hour of Grace” through the whole world, and even those who are not able to go to church during this hour, will receive the same graces, by praying during this time in their home at noon time.”

She also asked that a Statue be made and placed on the spot where She stood. This should be called the “Rosa Mystica”, and carried in a procession through the town, at which time many graces will be given and cures will take place. Then the statue is to be returned to the church.

Our Lady prayed for the sick, some were cured, others were not. Many men, women and children were cured at that very instant.

A 26-year-old woman who could not say a word for nine months, suddenly began shouting, “I see Her, I see the Blessed Virgin.” A 18-year-old girl with ulcers was instantly cured. A five year old boy who had been paralyzed was told by the Blessed Mother, “Come to Me, you will be walking now.” He was placed on the blessed stones and was able to walk.

There were three others who were very sick and were immediately cured. But of course, the greatest miracles taking place were those of the spiritual blessings being shed upon the people gathered in the church.

The Blessed Mother said, “This is the last time I will appear here. Pray, keep and do penance on these stones, and you will receive the care of My Motherly Heart.” She then left the little church, but because of the unending Love of Our Heavenly Mother, She has given us “The Hour of Grace” to be spread through the entire world. She had given all the opportunity to demonstrate our love and trust to Her, and to help make reparation for the grievous sins offending Her Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

  1. Day and time of the Hour of Grace: December 8th: Feast of the Immaculate Conception… to be started at 12 Noon and continues until 1 p.m. (one full hour of prayer).
  2. During this hour, the person making the “Hour of Grace” either at home or in Church must put away all distractions (do not answer the telephone, or answer any doors, or do anything but totally concentrate on your union with God during this Special Hour of Grace).

  3. Begin the Hour of Grace by praying three times the 51st Psalm with outstretched arms.
  4. The rest of the Hour of Grace may be spent in silent communication with God, mediating upon the Passion of Jesus, saying the Holy Rosary, praising God in your own way or by using favorite prayers, singing hymns, mediating upon other Psalms, etc.

The Miserere: Prayer of Repentance.

A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him after his sin with Bathsheba

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified when Thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest.
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part Thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me to hear joy and gladness: that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.
Turn away Thy Face from my sins and blot out all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence: and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation: and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways: and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.
Deliver me from blood guilt. O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of Thy justice.
O Lord, open Thou my lips: and my mouth shall proclaim Thy praise.
For Thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I give it: Thou delightest not in burnt offering.
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit: a heart contrite and humbled, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
Be bountiful, O Lord, to Sion in Thy kindness by rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.
Then shalt Thou be pleased with sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offerings and holocausts: then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

Glory to be the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Pray for Us.

*Note: Remember to pray for your COUNTRY during this hour. The Blessed Virgin has requested that Her important message be sent throughout the entire world. Please help the Blessed Virgin Mary to fulfill Her Mission well…that all souls be drawn to God and that Jesus will be loved in every heart. This is the Perpetual Song of Her Heart. Let it also be ours.


每年的十二月八日,是聖母無染原罪始胎節正午12時至下午1時這段時間,是「恩寵的聖時」。聖母許下,不論在這個恩寵的聖時內向她求什麼 (即使求一些不可能的事),只要跟永生之父的旨意相符,她必賞賜。

在意大利一個名叫蒙地基亞里 (Montichiari) 的地方,有一座小聖堂。從一九四六年十一月二十四日起直到一九四七年十二月八日為止,聖母曾在那裡向畢耶蓮娜修女 (Sister Pierina) 顯現了十一次。





聖母一再要求世人做補贖。她說「補贖不外乎如此,就是要天天甘心接受自己所有的十字架。不論它們怎樣微不足道,都要懷著愛去接受。」在這個時候,她吩咐畢修女在十二月八日正午時再來,她說「這將是我的恩寵聖時。」修女問:她自己該怎樣去準備這個恩寵的聖時呢? 聖母回答說「要祈禱,要做補贖。念聖詠第五十一首三次,要張開雙臂念。在這個恩寵的聖時裡,天主會賜下許多靈性上的恩寵。連那些心腸最硬的罪人,也會被天主的恩寵所觸動。」聖母許下,不論在這個恩寵的聖時內向她求什麼 (即使求一些不可能的事),只要跟永生之父的旨意相符,她必賞賜。


「這兩個小孩是方濟各和雅仙達 (譯者按:1917年,這兩個小孩在葡國花地瑪看見聖母顯現,教宗若望保祿二世在2000年把他們列入真福品。) 我把他們給你,做你的良伴,你將來為我的緣故要受很多苦。我想你做一個單純而善良的人,就像這兩個小孩一樣。」之後,聖母祝福了畢修女、神父以及所有在場的人。

十二月八日,從早上八時起,就有很多人從鄰近的市鎮蜂擁而至。到了中午,約有一萬人聚在小聖堂內外,想見聖母。由於人數眾多而聖堂的容量有限,很多人都要站在外面。畢修女、她的母親、兄弟、長上、以及蒙地基亞里的警察局長一起來了。 正當畢修女在聖堂中央和眾人一起誦念玫瑰經時,忽然有一道明亮的白光從聖堂頂部射出來,又有梯級從那道光向下伸展,直達聖堂的地面,長約十五呎。

那道樓梯,給紅色、白色和黃色的玫瑰裝飾得很美麗。聖母容光煥發,身穿白衣,雙手合攏,站在樓梯頂上一張由紅玫瑰、白玫瑰、黃玫瑰所形成的華麗地毯上。 聖母微笑著,以最溫柔、最充滿愛意的聲音說話:「我是始胎無染原罪的,我是一切恩寵的母親,也是我愛子耶穌的母親。我願你們稱我為玄義玫瑰。我盼望在每年十二月八日的正午,制定一個『恩寵聖時』。那些在這個小時內不受干擾地專心祈禱的人,會得到許多靈性上和肉身上的恩寵……」







  1. 恩寵聖時的日子與時間:十二月八日聖母無玷始胎節,由正午十二 時開始,直到下午一時為止,要祈禱足足一個小時。
  2. 在這個小時內,在家裡或在聖堂裡守這恩寵聖時的人,要避免分心 (在這個特別的恩寵聖時裡,不接聽電話,不應門,甚麼都不做,只專心與天主契合。)
  3. 在開始守恩寵聖時的時候,張開雙臂,念聖詠第51首三次
  4. 念了聖詠第51首三次之後,在其餘的時間裡,可以靜默地與天主溝通,默想耶穌的苦難,誦念玫瑰經,用自己喜愛的方式或禱文來讚美天主,唱聖歌,默想聖詠……