January 21, 2017
Anniversary of Mary, Protectress of the Faith
Our Lady comes as Protectress of the Faith. She says: "Praise be to Jesus."
"Today, I come to you as in decades past under a title never accepted or recognized by hierarchy, as it was deemed unnecessary.* Yet today, some of the very ones who opposed this title have lost their faith. I come to you under this title as your faith is a treasure greater than any priceless gem, and it needs protection. People in general do not value their faith and are very careless - exposing it to every sort of challenge. If you could see as I do, the common disregard for the importance of a sacramental life and the numbers of sacrileges committed daily at Communion, you would flee to My Arms and seek My Protection. These days, many people receive My Son under pretense and not in a state of grace, as they should be."
"Liberal thinking has caused shipwreck to the faith, as people try to change the faith to fit their agenda. In that way, they affirm lukewarm faith and lessen the importance of the Traditions the Church was founded upon."
"Today, I come to you once again under this title seeking your recognition of its necessity. You will never use this title but that I will come to your aid in every necessity, but especially in battles of faith. This title is Heaven's gift to the world during these troubled times. Please accept it and use it."
* Note: After checking with a theologian from the diocese, the bishop rejected Our Lady's request for the title 'Protectress of the Faith' stating that there already were too many devotions to Blessed Mother and the saints. Our Lady requested this title from the Cleveland bishop in 1987.