The Statue of the Immaculate Conception, by Angelik Caruana
17 January 2006, Tuesday
It all started on this day. Catherine had decided to paint the kitchen and went to buy the paint at 11.45. As she passed by the Nigret Pet Shop in Saint Catherine Street, Birzebbuga, she felt as if someone was pulling her from the sleeves to cross to the other side of the street. She crossed and looked into a shop window. Her eyes fell on a statue of the Immaculate Conception.
As she stopped to admire it, Catherine thought the statue was lovely. She felt an inclination to enter the shop and ask for the price. She did so. It was worth Lm38 (Euro 89). She gave up on the idea to purchase it as it was too expensive for our pocket but the shop owner offered her easy payment terms. She paid Lm10.00 deposit and took the statue home. The rest was paid a few days later.
As she arrived home, she placed the statue in a kitchen corner next to a window and decorated it with flowers and candles. In the meantime I knew nothing of the statue. That day at about 12.15, I phoned to inform her that I was near Our Lady of the Grotto (Il-Madonna ta’ l-Għar) at the Dominican Priory in Rabat. It was the first time that I was visiting the image of Our Lady of the Grotto. At that moment Catherine did not mention that she had bought a statue. She wanted to surprise me.
When I returned home and she informed me of the statue, I was not pleased as I considered it an extra expense.
23 January 2006, Monday
At about 6.35, my eldest son shouted: “somebody painted the face of the Madonna!” Up till then, my son had been alone in the kitchen. I was waiting for him downstairs to go to school. Catherine, who was still in bed, awoke abruptly to go and see what had happened as I climbed up the stairs. We could see that a red liquid which we believed was blood, had issued from the left eye of the statue. It had travelled from the lower eyelid to the cheek and was now dry. We were alarmed. I asked Catherine to check the hands of all the kids for any stains. The other three were still asleep in bed but she checked their hands anyway. All the children had clean hands. We became more concerned.
When I returned home after seeing my eldest son off to school on the bus, I phoned work and asked to take the day off. Then I began wondering who I might call. Catherine thought it would be better to phone her father. At 8.15 she took the other kids to school as I contacted her father, but I could not get through. At 8.40 Catherine returned home and noticed more tears of blood, this time from the right eye. This appeared to be fresher and beginning to dry. At that moment I noticed that the corner of the left eye was beginning to shimmer and that there were two small drops of blood on the left side of the statue’s chest.
As we could not get through to her father, we decided to phone a priest from the Birzebbuga parish community to come over and see the statue. When I explained what had happened, the other person answered that he was indisposed because of illness. However he suggested that I should notify Fr. Ugo Cremona op, a Dominican of Rabat. I did so and Fr Ugo Cremona informed me that he was able to come in the afternoon.
In the meantime, Catherine had phoned her father and he was there in a flash, at about 9.15. He told us to inform our parish priest. I went to his house and he instantly returned with me back home. When the parish priest saw the statue, he told us not to touch it and wait for Fr Ugo Cremona, and left.
At about 10.15, Catherine, her father and I left home as Catherine had a computer lesson. We took her father to Paola. I had insisted that I was not returning home alone because I was terrified of what was happened. I therefore waited for Catherine in the square during her lesson. At about 13.30 we arrived back home with the public transport. As we opened the door, we could feel that it was very hot inside. We were both a little afraid as we did not know what to expect. We held hands and went upstairs and as we reached the statue, we could see that the seeping from the right eye had increased and there were now also a few small drops on the right side of the chest.
At about 14.00, Catherine phoned her father to again come over and see for himself. He did not take long and told us not to touch anything until the arrival of Fr Ugo Cremona. Her father returned to his home and came back with her mother at about 15.30. Later one of her brothers together his family arrived. We all waited for Fr Ugo Cremona.
I went to meet him in the Birzebbuga square and arrived home together at about 16.15. Everyone was in the kitchen. Fr Ugo had with him a large magnifying lens and started inspecting the statue. When he finished, with calmness and quietness he invited us all to pray together so that we may understand the message of the Madonna. Catherine burst out crying and Fr Ugo Cremona asked her to pluck up courage and not to be afraid. He addressed some encouraging words for all present and urged us all to pray. Before he left he said that the statue should not remain here.
At about 18.15, I went to the parish priest and he informed me to take the statue to him the following day after 10.00.
In the evening at about 23.10, as I heading for the balcony to be able to smoke and passed in front of the statue, I saw a tear of blood seeping from the right eye of the statue and dropping onto its chest. At that time there was one of the boys and he saw this tear on the cheek. I called Catherine to come and have a look.
24 January 2006, Tuesday
At about 9.30 when I was at work, Catherine noticed two more tears of blood on the left cheek of the statue. They had stopped between the nose and the lip. She phoned her father and told him to go for my parents and come over.
At about 11.45 Catherine and her father took the statue to the residence of the parish priest where it was placed in the room above the office. The statue spent some time at the parish priest and later was taken to the Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana.
During this time and to be close to the statue, Catherine used to pray every day in the street next to the office of the parish priest. Not to be noticed, she used to pretend to be talking on the mobile phone.
Also during this time I had offered the chancellor, Mons. Carmelo Zammit, that if he wished to do so, all the family could give blood samples for analysis. The chancellor replied that it will be done if this was required however we were not approached to give blood samples or submit to any tests at this time.
10 April 2006, Monday
At about 9.30 I phoned the chancellor to enquire about the statue and he replied that it was going to be returned to us this Wednesday.
12 April 2006, Wednesday
At about 9.00 in the morning, Catherine, her father and our daughter went to the Curia and met the chancellor in his office. He returned the statue together with a decree issued on the 12 April 2006 which stated that following the execution of the appropriate scientific examinations and the analysis of the resulting test reports, it did not appear that this phenomenon was a result of supernatural intervention. I am not aware of any phenomenon occurring on the statue in the period of time it was at the Curia.
With great sensitivity towards the safeguard of the family, however without compelling us, the chancellor advised us that as a family we should be cautious on who we invited to our home and how to talk about this matter. We abided with his advice.
This day, Catherine had invited her friend, Doreen Vella, to come over. Doreen had been through a difficult period for health reasons. She had two tumours. Following chemotherapy treatment received earlier today, she was unwell and climbed up the stairs with great difficulty. She asked Catherine and another friend who was present to help her to her knees in front of the statue. Afterwards she sat on the sofa and Catherine took hold of the statue and placed it on her lap. She embraced it and they prayed together. She recounts that she made an act of faith. After a while, Doreen stood up and walked without the need of assistance and she cried and said something like: “How can it be? I was in great pain!” She carried out some physical exercises which she could not do before. She said the pain had greatly diminished.
17 April 2006, Monday
At about 22.10, Catherine went near the statue and saw a drop of blood on the left side of the nose. It appeared to be fresh. She phoned Doreen who quickly came over to see it.
18 April 2006, Tuesday
At about 9.30 I phoned the chancellor to inform him that the statue had cried again and that a woman (Doreen) had seen the fresh blood. He answered that Catherine and this woman should go and speak to him Friday morning at the Curia.
19 April 2006. Wednesday
My brother was at our house in the evening with his family. At one point, my brother’s son wiped away with his finger some dried blood from the right side of the statue. They left at around 19.30. At about 19.55, I was in the balcony talking to my eldest son on the fact that his cousin had wiped away some blood from the statue. He went near the statue to see what his cousin had done. As he got there, he told us that there was fresh blood. We went to see. On the right cheek of the statue there now was a thick tear of fresh blood that had covered the area wiped away by my brother’s son. Catherine immediately phoned Doreen and she came over with her husband Raymond. Before they left, we prayed the rosary together.
20 April 2006, Thursday
At about 23.15, Catherine passed in front of the statue and as she looked saw a trickle of fresh blood on the left hand side. At that time, I was upstairs in the work room. Catherine called me and I went quickly downstairs and saw this fresh tear trickling until it stopped just above the lip. Catherine phoned Doreen but she could not make it. I then said the rosary with Catherine.
21 April 2006, Friday
At the request of the chancellor, Catherine, Doreen and my eldest son went to the Curia at 9.30. I joined them at about 10.15. I had requested some time off. The chancellor welcomed us at his office and Doreen was asked to share her experience. Afterwards he spoke to Catherine and my son and then we left. They took me back to work and then went home.
As they were heading to Birzebbuga, they gave a lift to Doreen’s daughter. As they arrived, Catherine found a woman knocking on our door. Catherine asked our son to pick up some things from the grocery shop and as they made their way in, the phone rang. As the others waited downstairs near the door, Catherine went upstairs to answer the phone. The parish priest had phoned to inform us that together with the chancellor, they were coming over to take the statue. Catherine was surprised since we had just left the Curia and we had not been informed. As she was speaking to the parish priest on the phone, she told him that she had the impression that the statue’s face seemed darkened. He told her to hang up as they were coming over.
After the phone call, Catherine went near the statue and saw the face covered in blood, reaching the neck. There were also drops on the chest. She immediately called the others to come up as they were still waiting downstairs. They saw the statue in this condition. Catherine phoned me at work instantly and asked if I could go quickly to see the statue before they took it away. I asked without delay the Head of the Centre to take the rest of the day off.
The parish priest and the chancellor arrived shortly afterwards. The chancellor asked Catherine for a torch and he scrutinized the statue. At that time Doreen phoned her husband Raymond to bring the glass enclosure that he himself had constructed for the statue. In the meantime, I had arrived from work and at the same time, Raymond arrived with the glass enclosure. The chancellor and the parish priest asked for the packing box of the statue and I went upstairs to fetch it. The parish priest placed the statue in the packing box and asked Catherine for a cushion or foam material to protect the statue. As they were leaving, my elder sons were returning from school. One of them wanted to see the statue before they took it away and they showed it to him in the packing box. At about 13.15, the chancellor blessed us and left with the parish priest, the statue and the glass enclosure. The glass enclosure did not have a base. That evening at about 19.20, I had my first apparition of the Lady.
5 May 2006, Friday
Together with my eldest son, I was asked to go to the Curia to have a DNA test.
5 June 2006, Monday
In an apparition of the Lady at 21.10, she told me that what had happened at our house was a continuation of the events on the statue that had wept blood at the Dominicans of Rabat.
9 June 2006, Friday
I met the chancellor at the Curia together with Fr Hayden. Contrary to our expectation, he returned to me the statue together with a wooden base for the glass enclosure. I do not know of any phenomenon happening on the statue in the period of time it was at the Curia. The chancellor was of the opinion that we should seal with silicone the statue inside the glass enclosure and use the wooden base that he had provided. We sealed the statue as instructed that same day. In an apparition at 14.40, the Lady told me that she was to weep tears of blood again.
11 June 2006, Sunday
In an apparition, the Lady repeated that she was again going to weep. She also told me that many will call us liars and will fabricate all sort of lies against us. They will even say that it was us who had placed the blood (on the statue). The Lady told us that we will greatly suffer because of her and these events. She also told us not to be afraid since she will always be with us.
17 June 2006, Saturday
Together with my children and Catherine, I left the house at about 18.30. I locked the door with Catherine’s keys and placed them in her bag. I had left my set of keys on the table behind the main door since they were bulky and I preferred not to carry them with me, something I regularly do. Catherine was the last one to exit the house and she had seen my keys on the table.
Catherine and the kids went with Raymond and Doreen to the feast of Saint Catherine at Zejtun. As there was no space for me in the car, I took the public transport. In the meantime Catherine had phoned me twice to be quick in order to be on time for Mass. I told her that I was still at the bus stop since the previous number 13 bus was full. After a while, I received a call from my eldest son and I told him that I was in a car heading for Bir id-Deheb as I had obtained a lift.
What happened was that I had missed the 18.30 bus. After about 20 minutes waiting on the bus stop, a number 13 bus had passed but it did not stop since it was full. As I was on the bus stop, a young man who happened to be passing saw me waiving at the bus and he offered to give me a lift. I said that it would be great if he could drop me off at Bir id-Deheb. I did not know this young man. He just told me that he was heading for Bir id-Deheb to pick up his friend as they were going together to the feast at Mqabba. At about 19.00, they dropped me at the Lasco Supermarket and I walked to my mother’s at Zejtun. I arrived at about 19.15. As I arrived I left for the 19.30 Mass with my family.
After Mass at about 21.00, we went to Catherine’s bother. At about 00.30, we were tired and went to Catherine’s mother and waited for her father to take us back home.
We arrived at about 2.00. I opened the door with Catherine’s keys. The first in were Catherine and one of the boys who went to see the statue, something he always does when he returns home. He immediately called Catherine. We saw that in comparison to when we had left the house, now there was more blood on the cheeks. The blood was not fresh but it was reflective. At once we phoned Fr Hayden who told us that he will be coming later during the day and not to touch anything. In the morning, he informed the chancellor.
3 July 2006, Monday
In an apparition, amongst other things, the Lady told me that she was going to weep again.
5 July 2006, Wednesday
There was more blood on the face of the statue today. On the side of the veil of the statue, there was also some blood. This was rather worrying. Fr Hayden informed the chancellor. In an apparition of the 24 July, the Lady told me that this is what she had wanted, that the blood would penetrate.
6 July 2006, Thursday
The chancellor came to our house to see the statue and told us not to touch it.
11 July 2006, Monday
Fr Hayden informed us that on the advice of the chancellor, he was taking the statue to his place. Catherine found this hard to take. At 18.15 I had an apparition from the Lady who told me amongst other things to always obey the Church and to let Fr Hayden take the statue. The Lady told us that she wanted to make the signs at our house and not where they place the statue.
16 July 2006, Sunday
Fr Hayden took the statue in its glass enclosure to his convent. In an apparition, the Lady repeated that we should always obey the Church and leave the matter in their hands.
11 September 2006, Sunday
Before the MIR event, Fr Hayden returned to us the statue. In the time it was at his place, I do not know of any phenomenon happening on the statue.
27 September 2006, Wednesday
In the morning I went to the chancellor and he informed me that the blood on the statue was identical to mine. I was shocked and preoccupied with this news since now they will argue that it was me who was putting the blood. I reminded the chancellor that I myself had initially insisted that they should take blood samples of all the family for examination. In order to protect the family, the chancellor was of the opinion that this information, that the blood was identical to mine, was not to be made public. He had given me his word that since this information was of a confidential nature, the Curia would not speak about it. I informed him that I had no objection if this information was made known. Nonetheless, I decided to take the advice of the chancellor. At the same time, I did not give my consent to anyone to make the blood results public for the reason that there were a number of other test that had to be carried out. This was a very difficult day for me. I did not know what to say or think. My biggest question was why the Lady had permitted this state of affairs.
In the apparition of 19.45, the Lady said that this is what she wanted, that is for the blood on the statue to be identical to mine. This was another hardship she was asking of me, she told me. She added that the greater the suffering here, the greater is the reward in Heaven. She said that if the blood was not identical to mine, more problems would have risen. She continued saying that a time will come, when I will receive the stigmata, and one will understand why the blood on the statue was identical to mine. For me this is a mystery which troubles me and causes a great deal of hardship to me and my family because of the rumours it creates. However since this was demanded of me by the Lady, I accepted it and offered it from the heart. From what I am experiencing it seems that ultimately for the Lady, only one thing matters: conversion. It is for this reason that she had asked for my consent to suffer and be humiliated by those who refuse to believe.
In this same apparition the Lady told me to listen to Fr Hayden who, after obtaining the approval of the chancellor, wanted to seal the wooden base of the statue given to us for this purpose by the Curia. The reason he wanted to carry this out was because the base had four holes for ventilation and one could argue that they may permit a fraudulent intervention. In the apparition she said that she was to cry again.
29 September 2006, Friday
In the presence of Fr Hayden, Raymond Vella used a sheet of Perspex to cover the base and sealed it with silicone in a way that nothing could now pass through the holes.
2 October 2006, Monday
Today I was extremely worried for the reason that the blood on the statue was identical to mine. In an apparition at 20.15, the Lady told me not to worry since this was in accordance to her wishes. I asked her to shed tears in front of the experts so that they would see with their own eyes and believe that I had not intervened on the statue. She replied that problems would result anyway. There would be unbelievers anyway. She recalled the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. When the rich man begged Abraham to send someone from beyond to his brothers to convince them to change their lives, Abraham answered that they would still not believe. They should believe the prophets. The same would happen to us, said the Lady. She wants the people to convert with what was occurring.
23 November 2006, Thursday
In an apparition at 21.20, the Lady said she will be again shedding tears of blood because of the sins of the world. She told me that she will be giving another sign at my house so that people would believe more. She told me to inform Fr Hayden of this in advance.
14 December 2006, Thursday
In an apparition at 19.00, the Lady said that she will be giving another sign at my house but she did not reveal it to me.
10 January 2007, Wednesday
In an apparition at 15.55, the Lady said that she will again be weeping tears of blood since many of her children are neglecting God and living their lives seeking bodily pleasures and heading rapidly on the road of perdition. For many of them this will be useless as they will remain indifferent.
26 January 2007, Friday
Today I awoke at about 4.45 and prayed the rosary several times. Everybody was still asleep. Then I awoke the children and prepared for them some bread. The grow-ups dressed for school, ate and the eldest left at 6.40.
Since the front door gate is locked from the inside, I place my keys on the table at the entrance behind the main door. As he normally does, my eldest son took the keys to unlock the door and I heard him throwing the keys onto the stairs before leaving.
At about 6.55 I went downstairs with my second born son to accompany him to the school bus and hear the 7.00 o’clock Mass. I was perplexed when I could not find the keys on the stairs. I went back upstairs to inform Catherine that my keys were not there and I had to take hers from her bag and left.
After accompanying my son, I went for Mass. Afterwards I met Doreen Vella and asked if she could buy the papers for me and told her about the keys. I put the blame on my eldest son that he had taken them to school.
When I returned home, I opened with the keys I had taken from Catherine, entered and on the second step saw my keychain, which secures my set of keys and has a picture of Pope John Paul II, but without the keys. I took it upstairs and told Catherine that perhaps our eldest son had unfastened it from the set of keys because he perceived it as being bulky and had gone off with the keys. Catherine told me to phone school and see if he had the keys. I answered that I will be phoning later. In actual fact I did not phone.
Then I prepared tea for Catherine and the kids and left to catch the work transport. The minibus took longer than normal (usual time is 8.05 however it arrived after 8.15). At this time my eldest son phoned me and said he had phoned Catherine since he was feeling unwell. He had called in order for me to phone Doreen or Raymond so that they may pick him up from school. Catherine could not go as she had to be at our daughter’s school. I told my son to wait as I would be arriving together with Doreen. In the meantime I quickly informed my workplace that I was going to take the day off.
I agreed with Doreen to pick me up near the HSBC bank as I needed to draw some money. It was about 8.45. As I was being served by the cashier, I perceived a pleasant fragrance normally associated with the Lady. At the same time I began to sweat profusely. As I stood there, Doreen phoned on the mobile to inform me that she had arrived. At that moment I perceived the type of warmth associated with a pre-apparition of the Lady and felt weak. I gestured at Doreen for help as I could not walk.
We then went for my son at school and he came with us after I signed on the school register. I asked if he had taken my keys but he replied that he had left them on the stairs as usual. Then I phoned Catherine to inform her that on our arrival, our son will be coming to our daughter’s school (at Birzebbuga) for the house keys to enable us to enter. As we arrived and parked the car, our son was about to go for the keys but we saw Catherine heading for our house. The school is a stone throw away from where we live. Upon her arrival, she opened the door with her keys so that we could enter and was about to return to my daughter’s school. Doreen asked her if she could go upstairs and use the bathroom. Doreen entered the house, followed by myself and my son. Catherine also entered so that Doreen would not feel uncomfortable. As Doreen reached upstairs, she started crying. I was only a few steps behind her. When I reached upstairs I saw the glass enclosure which contained the statue of the Madonna shattered. We were all shocked.
The glass enclosure seemed to have burst outwardly from some force within the enclosure itself since the glass had dispersed to the exterior. There were large pieces beneath the column (that supports the enclosure with the statue) and pieces on the floor, on the sofa (in front of the statue), under the kitchen table and reaching the carpet of the table at the top staircase landing. Some pieces of glass had also ended in the enclosure itself. The impression you get at first glance is that of a minor explosion that had dispersed the glass outwardly and that had also dislodged the candles and candlesticks (the candles were not lit at the time). One of the two candles which was in front of the statue on the column had been knocked out of the socket and ended next to the sitting room wall while the metallic socket was in the corridor of the bedrooms.
There was a quantity of a yellowish liquid (resembling oil) on the floor next to the column. It was also underneath and around the pieces of glass. Oil drops were forming on the face of the statue, trickling towards the chin and dropping onto the feet and running onto the base of the enclosure. It appeared that the oil was running onto the column, to the wall behind the column and onto the floor. This oil-like liquid is still seeping from the statue today. This phenomenon is still to be studied by the experts.
There was also a fresh drop of blood on the face of the statue that had trickled from the right eye. The blood trail had dried but was still light in colour and had not started to darken, while the drop hanging from the end of this trail was still darkening and solidifying.
Then the picture of the statue which we have came to mind, which is kept in another specially made glass enclosure and on which another phenomenon is occurring, as I will explain further on. I told Catherine and she went straight in the bedroom to have a look at it and found the glass enclosure removed and on the floor in the position we had found it on another occasion. Catherine also saw my set of keys in the oil that had exuded from the picture which is collected in a compartment of the glass enclosure. Catherine told us afterwards that before she left to go to the school, she had gone to blow out the candle that is kept in front of this picture and had observed nothing unusual.
I entered the bedroom after Catherine and saw my set of keys. With all these phenomena taking place, I felt scared and started crying, began feeling dizzy and dropped onto the bed. The others told me that they had phoned Catherine’s father, Fr Hayden and Raymond. Fr Hayden informed Catherine not to touch anything until he was there. At about 9.50 Raymond arrived, went upstairs to see what had happened and together we left for Fr Hayden.
In the meantime Fr Hayden informed Fr David to come over to our house. After the priests viewed the scene, Fr Hayden informed the chancellor and the psychiatrist and asked them to come over. At about 12.45 the chancellor arrived with the parish priest and another priest. The psychiatrist arrived moments later. After viewing everything, the chancellor told us that after the ordination of Mons. Paul Cremona (new Archbishop of Malta) which was to be held that evening, he will be informing him of what had happened.
When the chancellor, the parish priest, the other priest and the psychiatrist had left, Fr David with the help of Raymond and Catherine’s father, cleaned and collected the glass from the floor. They collected into a jar as much as they could of the oil spilled onto the floor. Raymond then constructed a plastic cover for the statue and its broken glass enclosure, so that it can still be viewed in its present condition and to avoid the risk of anyone getting hurt from the broken glass. Catherine brought a sheet of cloth to put on the floor near the base of the column supporting the statue to absorb the oil that continued to seep from the statue. Up to this day (referring to the time of writing of these notes) the glass enclosure is still in the same condition as we had found it that day but with the (plastic) cover. We then placed everything inside a container to collect the liquid that on occasions seeps from the statue.
At 14.00, I had an apparition from the Lady. She told me that the new sign that she had spoken about and that was to come about in the house had now occurred. She also told me that the set of keys were taken by my Guardian Angel so that I would not have access to the house.
27 January 2007, Saturday
In an apparition at 17.10, I asked the Lady why she had cried the day before. She answered that yesterday was a day she wanted us to remember. The unity shown at St. John’s Cathedral during the ordination of Mons. Paul Cremona was dear to her. She wanted that this unity be ongoing and not only for a few hours. She also said that notwithstanding these signs, many will still not believe. They did the same thing to her Son Jesus, although He had come to the world, lived and dined with us, cured many persons and raised others from the dead, still there were who did not believe and ignored Him, remained stubborn and did not accept Him, to the point that they crucified and killed Him.
15 April 2007, Sunday
At about 14.30, we ate together as a family. After lunch I went to have a nap. I was very tired. The children went on the roof (of the house). At about 15.30, Catherine went to arrange the candle and the Bible book kept near the statue of the Immaculate Conception and something on the statue drew her attention.
As she looked at the statue Catherine saw a white, granular substance which she taught was snow. She removed the plastic cover which was protecting the statue and tried to see if it had an odour. It did not have any. Its appearance resembled that of unrefined salt. Catherine woke me up and told me that snow or salt had emerged from the statue. Since I was feeling exhausted I did not immediately get out of bed. In the meantime Catherine had gone to tell the children what had happened. I joined them later.
I then took a little from that substance and tasted it. It had a strong taste of salt. We could see an abundance of ‘salt’ near the feet of the statue and dispersed on the base of the container. The back of the statue showed no sign of any salt and there was no salt outside the container. There was a more refined type of salt stuck to the statue’s dress in certain areas. It is possible that this fine material was also present on the statue’s face. The amount of oil that materialises from the statue and trickles downwards and collects in the special container beneath the statue had also increased.
Catherine immediately phoned Fr Hayden to inform him of what had happened. We got through after several calls and he told us to leave everything untouched until his arrival later. In the meantime Raymond and Doreen Vella came over and saw what had happened. Fr Hayden arrived together with Fr David at 18.00.
At about 19.00 I was attacked by several demons who scratched me on the face and back. Instantly my Guardian Angel came who told me that the Lady would be coming. The Lady arrived a short moment later and besides other things told me this: “You are the salt of the earth! You are the salt of the earth! You are the salt of the earth!” She told us to say more rosaries, to make more penance and sacrifices for the conversion of the world. At one point the Lady started crying. When I asked her why, she replied that she was crying because her messages were not being believed. She asked us to be the first persons to believe in her messages.
The Nigret Pet Shop
Our Lady of the Grotto, Rabat
Fr. Ugo Cremona
20 April 2006
After the tests, 9 June 2006
In the glass enclosure, 9 June 2006
Statue location, 9 June 2006
18 June 2006
18 June 2006
5 July 2006, side view
5 July 2006
5 July 2006
26 January 2007
26 January 2007
26 January 2007
26 January 2007
26 January 2007
The keys in the oil, 26 January 2007
Trickling oil, 26 January 2007
The liquid, 21 March 2007
Ordination of Mons. Paul Cremona
15 April 2007