FROM THE HOMILY OF PADRE BONAVENTURA MARIA RASCHI GIVEN ON A 10 AUGUST 1980
... Here at the foot of the altar Madonna, here in the sanctuary that you will kindly to want, want, and commanded to build here, where he made a dispenser of grace and said: I have planted many thanks, that one day collect My great in this sanctuary - as you say - well at the foot of the Madonna is to be collected for the grace of truth.
... Now I have mentioned some names in this way, but how many we have had for the Saints? Think about our beloved Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. As for miracles has covered the earth poor human, as has been stigmatized as, without stopping, without the slightest selfishness, with a generosity that I knew very well because I remember that I am honored by your friendship. And what worth what he said and what was true. If this is the Sanctuary, the first was great encouragement to him. “We have always taken good, we want so well, we are one, I will help you.”
FROM THE HOMILY OF PADRE BONAVENTURA MARIA RASCHI GIVEN ON A 9 NOVEMBER 1980
PILGRIMAGE OF LUCIANO STABBIA
Now, the temple is made of stone, that no, this is made of bricks, but it is. The cornerstone of the temple, however, is God, God is
We have made a temple, these walls are blessed, no doubt, God what does it do? It is this. It is small? No, it is the temple which is great, God He is immense, and there is infinite. And who knows regular true inspiration, in a pure recollection, sa soar up to the greatness of God
What we hope with all my heart and the wonderful blessing of God, who is in the temple itself, rather, I will tell you more, a word that, when you opened this temple, I speak frankly, when you opened this temple, Madonna said in Apparizione, said: “Whoever sets foot in My Shrine, I do not forsake more.”
I swear that is true and I swear dall'altare. May you use these holy fortune and God bless you.
FROM THE HOMILY OF PADRE BONAVENTURA MARIA RASCHI GIVEN ON JUNE 29TH, 1980.
The history of this Sanctuary is simply this and only this …
The plan that I had in my poor heart was a plan to be carried out in a small spot that I dared to call "The City of the Immaculate".
It was only when a revelation from a marvellous friend, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, showed me the way that had been promised to me. And it was only when together with a privileged creature, that I heard the Most Holy Virgin Say to me "Each and every time you pray with this girl, I will be in the midst of you. You will see me, and I will speak to you".
Shortly afterwards, since the Madonna knew the names of each place while I didn't, she said to me "Within two years you must build me a sanctuary an Monte Borriga".
From that time on I had so much courage that I was able to disdain every human undertaking, laving behind every earth outlook, entrusting myself solely to the Blessed Virgin, even in the face of struggles that defy description and inexpressible obstacles.
HOMILY OF 13 JULY 1980
Then… heard, you have come to find Our Lady. Tell 'mah, Our Lady is by all parties, we agree, there is a something in every church, we agree. That is a human-religious, very apprezzabile, good. They made the church, there is also the Our Lady is one, as they say, a sacred project, for which human man or priest, etc., demand aid to the Lord to be able to achieve and, in essence what ? It is the human will aided by divine will.
So it is all the will of God; A piece is the will of man, the other is to help God.
Here I assure you, this is not the case. Here it is not. The imperious word of the Virgin, was not without stopping because repeated on several occasions, and decided, authoritarian, “you must farMi My Shrine on Mount Borriga within two years. Otherwise you would be impossible for time to be sad. Well “foul”, not “it's done”, not “wish”, you must do so.
WE LEARN FROM THE HOMILY OF 27th JUNE 1981 GIVEN BY FATHER BONAVENTURA RASCHI THE ORIGIN OF THE SANCTUARY
It was Our Lady who asked to build the Sanctuary “within two years, because afterwards it would be very difficult to build it due to the sad times that will come.”
Pray from your heart our sweet Mother, our Heavenly Mother because She is the Appointee of these sad days when, let me be a third-rate prophet, She will go to the end because God wants the purification of the world and of His Church.
Our Lady has given her advice: pray, do penance, pray, do penance, pray, do penance..
HOMILY OF 19 OCTOBER 1980
… In practice, since we are a Sanctuary of the Our Lady, if we want, I call Hermitage, Hermitage of Our Lady here, here's a Hermitage. We are in a Hermitage of Our Lady, then in a prayer that we suppose, even inspired. Well, in this environment, in this environment can comment a little bit of what is the current and active history of the Our Lady and hence of God, this wonderful Creature uses for the good.
… Thus today with good heart, honest, bare from any antipathy and all hatred, filled with tenderness of love and forgiveness, we turn to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin and in the name of faith that is, that little that is, what we should be and above all in the name of faith when you land in assisting your divine son and attended the Church, in the name of this faith which is love, grant us the grace and peace good. We hope even though the dams are not broken, even if the sea of misery every invaded the land, although hatred today is the flag that dominates in every way, we pray with tenderness, love opera because of the Blessed Virgin peace and good, poor returns in the world.