I am your



The Experience

The Fruits


  1. Background Information

  1. The History: The Experience Unfolds

  1. The Lessons from Jesus
(All quotations from Jesus will appear in Italic (Volume #, page #).

  1. The Messages from Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary
(All quotations from Our Lady will appear in "quotes" with the date.)

  1. The Fruits
  2. Mission of Mercy
  3. The Armata Bianca
  4. The Jesus of Mercy Community of the Laity
  5. The Healings
  1. Further Information and Resources
  2. Documentary Film: UNBRIDLED MERCY, The Return of Jesus as a Child

    The Center of My Immaculate Heart

  4. Volumes I-VI I am your Jesus of Mercy
  5. Related books: Fatima, Divine Mercy, Padre Pio, St. Therese
  6. Resources on discernment of private revelation
  7. Essay
  8. Internet and E-mail addresses for accessing recent and past

    messages from Our Lady through Gianna Talone-Sullivan

  9. Pertinent addresses and phone numbers

***Gianna Talone-Sullivan sees her role as a "messenger" and not as one who is to interpret

the full meaning of the "words from heaven" for anyone who sees and hears them. The

interpretation of these must be done by each individual in the context of the revealed truths

found in Scripture and Tradition and in the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church.

Information Director:

Tom Fitzsimmons

PO Box 257

Fairfield, PA 17320

Phone/Fax: (717) 642-3749



Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, A.A.S. 58,1186

(Approved by Pope Paul VI on October 14, 1966)

With the abolition of previous Canon 1399 & 2318 of the former Canonical Code, publica-

tions about new appearances, revelations, prophecies, miracles, etc., have been allowed

to be distributed and read by the faithful without the express permission of the Church,

providing they contain nothing which contravenes faith and morals. This means that no

Imprimatur is necessary when distributing information on new apparitions not yet judged

by the Church.

Submission to Church Authority

regarding any events presently or subsequently under investigation.

  1. Public Revelation: God's revelation of His Divine Word for humanity's salvation, ending with the death of the last apostle John, approximately in the 90's AD. This Divine Word
is transmitted through Scripture and Tradition as safeguarded by the Magesterium
  1. Private Revelation: A revelation given by God to an individual for the spiritual benefit of
the person, a specific group or the entire Church. It has as its God-intended purpose


In speaking of Our Lady Pope John XXIII also said:



In Lumen Gentium, Vatican II, Section 12, the Council Fathers urged the faithful to be open and attentive to the ways in which the Holy Spirit continues to guide the Church, including private revelations. We hear:

"Whether these charisms be very remarkable or more simple and widely diffused, they are to be received

with thanksgiving and consolation since they are fitting and useful for the needs of the Church. Extra-

ordinary gifts are not to be rashly desired, nor is it from them that the fruits of apostolic labor are to be pre-sumptuously expected. Those who have charge over the Church should judge the genuineness and proper

use of these gifts through their office, not indeed to extinguish the Spirit, but to test all things and hold fast to what is good." (cf. Thessalonians 5:12 & 19-21).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

"Throughout the ages, there have been so-called 'private revelations,' some of which have

been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit

of the faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ's definitive Revelation, but to

help (the faithful) live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations what-

ever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or His saints of the Church."

  1. DEFINITIONS (as understood and experienced by Gianna Talone-Sullivan)

Apparitions: The physical appearance in 3-dimensional bodily form, visible to the eye of

the seer, of a person such as Jesus, Our Lady, the angels and the saints, or even an evil


Interior Intellectual Locutions: An instantaneous infusion of Divine grace whereby an

immediate understanding and knowledge is acquired by the recipient without the need

of the usual processing of the thoughts or human interpretation. These occur in the deepest

center of the recipient with no sound, no voice, and far surpass anything of ordinary human

study and experience.


The Mystical Experience Unfolds

Gianna Talone-Sullivan was born, the youngest of three children, on March 12, 1957 in Phoenix, Arizona, to parents of Italian descent. Her early childhood life was filled with both love and rejection, material comfort as well as subsequent material need, and an early childhood show business career. She later attended Arizona State University and the University of Southern California completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, then opting to pursue a corporate pharmacy career. By 1987 she was very much caught up in the attractions and attachments of the "world", when much to her surprise she was invited to begin a new journey, a journey fulfilling God's Will.

row. This first visit fostered from then on a growing thirst for prayer, the

daily Rosary and the Eucharist.

-Nov. '87: The Angel Gabriel speaks to her in St. Maria Goretti Church during a visit to the

Blessed Sacrament on a lunch break from work:

"The Lord seeks favor upon you for you have cried for the Lord. He will do

great things through you."

-June '88: Gianna's first trip to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia. Our Lady first begins speaking to her

through interior locutions, but not apparitions.

-July 14, '88: Our Lady gives first public MESSAGE through Gianna to the Prayer Group in Scottsdale. (See separate section, MESSAGES.)

-Aug. 13, '88: Jesus speaks to Gianna for the first time: My child, know that you are never alone. I am in you and you are in Me. We are one in each other. My Spirit lives in you and gives you strength, wisdom and love. All things you do give

honor and praise to My Father because I am in you and you dwell in My House.

-Sept. 20, '88: Jesus begins his LESSONS for the world. (See separate section, LESSONS.)

-Dec. 31, '88: Jesus first appears to Gianna as the Sacred Heart and with outstretched arms

says, I am your Jesus of Mercy.

-July 25, '89: Our Lady first defines the Scottsdale area as Jesus' Center of Divine Mercy.

-Oct. '89: The investigative commission of the Diocese of Phoenix, headed by Fr. Ernest

Larkin reported: "We don't think that these are hoaxes or that there is any

attempt to deceive anybody. We simply maintain that there is not enough

evidence to say that these are miracles."

-Dec. 19, '89: Our Lady first appears and speaks privately to Gianna in her prayer room at home in Phoenix, AZ.

-Dec. 19, '89 through the present time:

-July 10, '92: In His LESSON given to Gianna in Assisi, Italy, Our Lord outlines His desires

for the Jesus of Mercy Community of the Laity. (See the FRUITS section.)

-Sept. '92: Mission of Mercy, an organization requested of Gianna by Our Lord in order to restore dignity to the poor and needy, becomes a legal corporation in Arizona, but does not yet become operational. (See section FRUITS, Mission of Mercy)


-Nov. '92: Dr. Michael Sullivan meets Gianna during his pilgrimage to Scottsdale.

-Jan. '93: Gianna and Michael announce their engagement and visit Emmitsburg, MD.

-Jan. 31, '93: Feast of St. Dom Bosco. Our Lady appears to Gianna with Michael at the

Lourdes Grotto in Emmitsburg and invites them to leave their careers and to relocate there to carry on Our Lord's work after their marriage.

-June 19, '93: Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Gianna and Michael are married at

St. Maria Goretti Parish in Scottsdale, AZ.

-Nov. 1, '93: The Sullivans move to Fairfield, PA, just outside of Emmitsburg.

-Nov. 3, '93: Our Lady appears with the public message to Gianna at St. Joseph's Parish Rectory

-Dec. 19, '93: Our Lady stated that the Scottsdale area will later be noted as a very important apparition site, not because of her previous apparitions there but because of

Our Lord's Mercy and His special Presence there.

-June, '94: The family section of Jesus of Mercy Community of the Laity begins in Maryland.

-Aug. 17, '94: Mission of Mercy launches in Maryland at 4 initial sites.

-Mar. 9, '95: Our Lady first defines the Emmitsburg area as the Center of her Immaculate Heart where all children will seek refuge.

-Aug. 30, '95: Msgr. Jeremiah Kenney, Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Baltimore, in response

to a request for Cardinal William Keeler's position on the alleged mystical

events in Emmitsburg: "Be advised that her (Gianna's) situation has been

already investigated by the Archdiocese of Phoenix, where she lived before

moving here, and nothing contrary to faith was found. Therefore, the position

of the Archdiocese of Baltimore is neutral on the matter at this time."

-Oct. '95: Mission of Mercy expands to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

-Jan. 12, '96: Anne Marie is born to Gianna and Michael Sullivan.

-May, '96: Fr. Andrea D'Ascanio, a Capuchin friar and spiritual son of Padre Pio, first

visits Emmitsburg and invites Gianna to be his USA representative for

the Armata Bianca, a worldwide movement of children which he had

founded in 1973, a spiritual movement of children consecrated to God

the Father through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (See the FRUITS section.)

-Oct. 31, '96: Our Lady defines the relationship between Scottsdale and Emmitsburg:

-Dec. 22, '96: Our Lady first reveals to Gianna the return of the Child Jesus: "For it is my Son

the Child Jesus, who will come again through the heavens; and the world will

see that it is the Savior, the Child. For the Child will save the world!"

-Oct. '97: Mission of Mercy expands to Phoenix, Arizona at 3 initial sites.

-Sept. 30, '99: Our Lady confirms the second coming of the Child Jesus and differentiates it

from the final coming of the glorified Savior as Just Judge:

"It is my Son, as the Child Jesus, who will usher in this new era of peace, to

give you hope and invite all the world to be enthroned in His virtues. It is

not the end of the world as you know it but hope for a new beginning. (It is)

at the end of the world my Son….will come as your Just Judge. Therefore, do

do not be afraid. Await now His arrival with great anticipation and joy."

-Oct. 21, '99: Our Lady defines in part the role of her apparition site in Emmitsburg:

"You are about to enter an era of cleansing which will lead to peace, true peace

in my Son….This is the place, the Center of my Immaculate Heart, where my

Son's Divine Mercy will be unveiled."

-May, 2000: Mercy Foundation releases full-length documentary film, UNBRIDLED MERCY,

The Return of Jesus as a Child.


The LESSONS from Our Lord Jesus Christ have allegedly been received from September 20, 1988 through November 12, 1995 by the messenger Gianna Talone-Sullivan, a 43 year old wife, mother and clinical pharmacist now living just outside of Emmitsburg, MD. The over 250 LESSONS are for all the world and were received by interior locution during private prayer, not as part of the weekly public prayer group meetings. They are dictated by Our Lord and written down by Gianna as received. They are recorded in Volumes I thru V of the 6 volumes of I am your Jesus of Mercy. The following are brief excerpts from the many dissertations in which Our Lord further teaches and encourages His people and explains the truths of His Gospel message.


I am your Jesus of Mercy. My people, It is I and this is the Age of My Divine Mercy. (I,p.104)



MERCY (cont.)



(I, p.16)


you pure….I will replace them with spiritual virtues of heaven. (IV, p.65)


Our Lord's LESSONS-p.4



If you truly grow and follow My ways, you will follow the example of My Mother….She never

spoke to anyone in a manner which was authoritative….She always showed her love by listening,

assisting and praying for them.. (II, p.57)



Our Lady's MESSAGES-p.2





Our Lady's MESSAGES-p.3









"Peace does not come from a political movement for unity….Peace cannot exist through force….Peace does exist in His

truth." (Jan. 2, 1997)


"Be faithful to the grace of your vocation and look to the blessings of His grace rather than the possessions of the world,

and He will protect you from careless practices which prevent virtues from reaching their full maturation." (Jan. 13, '00)




"Protect my unborn through love and unity." (March 17, 1994)

"The dignity of every human being is being threatened today because of modern issues of human sexuality….and if you follow the true Way of my Son….you will be rejected and ridiculed." (Dec. 23, 1999)

WARNINGS (cont.)

"These lukewarm hearts are the ones which afflict my Son's most Sacred Heart….Unless these lukewarm hearts practice daily prayer and exercise perseverance in trials, they will turn into cold stone hearts." (Feb. 9, 1995)

"The AIDS epidemic is a direct attack on the family unit, but God in His mercy shall prevail. Many people may find it

difficult to connect God's mercy to AIDS, and many may only see His mercy towards the precious souls who suffer from

the disease, but truly the effect of this devastating virus is an act of God's mercy on the entire human race. It is a

reflection of the effect of sin on each human soul and portrays the struggle which occurs when the precious gift of life is

denied from its inception….Save the family by returning the dignity of motherhood to its proper place." (Mar. 16, 2000)





"It is the unveiling of God's mercy which will lift this world out of its misery. Jesus will come a second time and

reign….His kingdom shall be an era of peace and hope, and it will be a spiritual quenching for your parched souls.

My Son will unveil His mercy to the world, but He will not walk on the world as you know it. He will be your

heavenly delight as you walk in harmony and unity and peace toward the way of His Truth." (Mar. 2, 2000)



(New since the original printing of FACT SHEET)

"Look at those who live daily by serving others and who have continuity in their actions of love and service. Look at the

fruits which are ongoing. Look at those people whose actions of littleness challenge you even if those actions make you

feel uncomfortable….Look and you will find here in this small town where I have come, the Center of My Immaculate

Heart, authentic children of God. This is a community which rises together in hardships and joins in helping one another

as recorded throughout history when sisterhood and brotherhood laid the foundation of love. This community will con-

tinue to rise together and assist in helping all the many people who will come….because they are humble, simple,

loving children of God and their actions of love will embrace and heal those seeking refuge." (Mar. 23, 2000)

"Hold on to your blessings, little ones, and rejoice that God has chosen this place which history has foretold as the hand-

print of His mercy….This is why the Center of My Immaculate Heart is different, because your relatives, the founders

of your ministries of charity, and the teachers of God's Truth reached out to all people of every faith and even crossed

over the lines to enemy territory to soothe the broken hearts of men with love. You too, little ones, who live in this

community are filled with this same commitment of love and mercy as your ancestors. You are to be the sign of my

Son's innocence, generosity and simplicity. Join me, little ones, to dress the wounds of my Son by dressing the wounds

the broken hearts of all the people soon to embark upon this humble place." (April 6, 2000)

Our Lady's MESSAGES-p.8


"This community is an example to the world of the beauty and power behind simplicity, littleness and love. For mercy

to be fruitful, you must bare the gift of yourself to all people, not just a select few….The more this community gives, the

more it will receive. The more resistant it becomes, the more struggles it will be faced with. But know, children, my Son

is not leaving. I am not leaving….I invite you not to complain or be concerned but to be grateful that God Almighty has

chosen this humble place, and His love and mercy will do miraculous things for the world." (Mar. 30, 2000)

"I have spoken words of encouragement for this community because of my Son's great love for you and His blessings on

all those who come to this Center of My Immaculate Heart. This holy place is for all people and cannot remain for you

and your families alone. My Son gave of Himself for you, your families and for every person in the world. You also

must give of yourself, not only for your families but also for the families of God and every person whom my Son brings

in your path….You can enforce the stigma of the dignity of your historical home place with a smile, a respectful nod

and a kind word….Begin now with preparations and plans of accommodation for the many people of God….Do not wait

until the end, for a wise person takes the shields off his eyes to look at a panoramic vision of God's love."

(April 13, 2000)

"In this time of preparation, little children, pastoral care must be at the forefront of the unveiling of my Son's mercy. It is

"You lose your wisdom when you alienate yourself from His desires and His Truth because of fear….A miracle will

not come by the conviction of your minds but by the love in your hearts….I invite you to respond to God as I did….

Do not tell God you are not ready. You need to respond if you want to learn how to love and have your being in

God. Incline your ear and hear His words, and apply your hearts to His Doctrine." (May 18, 2000)


family as partners of love will march triumphantly into the era of peace." (Mar. 9, 2000)

"You are now able to share His glory in the hiddeness of the sacraments. You can share His glory through prayer and

the gifts of serving one another; and when my Son returns, you will share His glory in bodily form. Do not let any-

thing separate you from Him, little children. Surrender in love all of yourself to the Father through my Son and you

will taste the sweetness of true joy, peace, happiness and freedom." (May 4, 2000)

"I have been waiting for 2000 years to fulfill the plan God the Father has commissioned to me to bear the fruits of

my Son's redemption. Through My Immaculate Heart I will obtain for you from my Blessed Son every grace,

justice, charity and peace. What commenced in Fatima with my three little children will continue now and come

to fruition here at the Center of My Immaculate Heart." (May 11, 2000)

***Gianna Talone-Sullivan sees her role as a "messenger" and not as one who is to interpret


Mission of Mercy

It would be wonderful if we lived in a world where everyone responded to God's Love and goodness with love, goodness and thanksgiving in return; where pain, disease, suffering, injustice and greed were replaced by good health, peace of heart, justice and generosity. However, our world has yet to reach that point, and many in our world have lost their sense of dignity. In response to this situation Jesus first addressed the issue of dignity with Gianna Talone-Sullivan in July, 1989:

You shall restore the dignity which My people are seeking and currently

lacking. My Mercy shall flow through you and My dear people shall tan-

gibly touch Me through you.

Then again in 1990 Jesus further clarified His mission to Gianna:

You were created to fulfill the mission of My Mercy, to carry out My mission.

(Aug. 4, 1990)

My mission is a Mission of Mercy. You will fulfill My mission because My

mission is your mission. I have asked you and I continue to ask you to restore

dignity to My people. My poor and downtrodden have little or no dignity….

I ask you to restore dignity and respect to My poor by aiding them in their

recovery, by restoring their health. Accept all in need of care regardless of

their condition….Begin small to sow the seed of love firmly planted by loving

and restoring dignity to those in your community. Then your love will expand

to great lengths and metastasize across the world. (Dec. 14, 1990)

Early 1990: Our Lady first discusses AIDS with Gianna in the context of these mystical events.

Sept. 1992: Mission of Mercy, Inc. (MOM) receives its 501 (c) 3 status as non-profit, charitable

organization in Arizona, but fails to become operational there.

June 19, 1993: Gianna Talone marries internist Dr. Michael Sullivan and the couple relocate

just outside Emmitsburg, MD

Feb., 1994: The Sullivans place a $2000 hold on a used 34-foot RV they can't afford to serve as the the first mobile medical clinic.

March, 1994: A previously unknown donor comes forward and pays off the RV in full.

April, 1994: Mission of Mercy Board of Directors is formed in Maryland.

Spring, 1994: Our Lord speaks of the future relationship between the AIDS epidemic and Mission of


Summer, 1994: Essential financial, equipment, renovation, and volunteer healthcare worker support is

generated, much through the Prayer Group at St. Joseph's Church, Emmitsburg

Aug. 17, 1994: MOM launches its mobile medical services at 4 Maryland sites in 3 counties.

Dr. Michael Sullivan, Medical Director; Mr. David Liddle, Executive Director.

June, 1995: Mobile dental services are added to the program.

Oct., 1995: Mission of Mercy expands to 6 sites, including one in Pennsylvania.

Oct., 1996: Mission of Mercy is featured on Dan Rather's CBS Evening News in their new

segment entitled "EYE ON AMERICA: The Best of Us."

June 5, 1997: Our Lady confirms to Gianna: "I desire you to work diligently to start a home for

women with AIDS and their children."

June, 1997: The planning phase begins for a residential facility for single mothers with HIV/AIDS

and their dependent children. The program will become known as MOM's House.

Fall, 1997: MOM is recognized and substantially supported by Baltimore's Foundation for Spirituality and Medicine. The essay, "Where Does GOD Fit Into This For You?" by Drs. Michael and Gianna Sullivan was one of the fruits of this recognition.

Oct., 1997: Mission of Mercy expands to the Phoenix, Arizona area with 2nd medical clinic at 3 sites.

Dr. Bill Schneider, Medical Director. Mr. John Olson, Executive Director.

Oct. 20, 1997: Our Lady instructs Gianna: "Continue to pray for your AIDS home. The Lord is

listening. Do whatever He tells you."


Mission of Mercy (p.2)

Dec. 15, '97: Mission of Mercy expands to 7 sites, operating 4 days/week in Maryland and

Pennsylvania, with dental services at 5 of the 7 medical sites.

Dec., 1998: The Arizona Mission of Mercy program receives a new custom-designed mobile medical

clinic donated by the Life Enrichment Foundation of Delaware.

April, 1999: MOM's Family, a new auxiliary organization, is formed to assist in areas of prayer,

service and financial support.

Nov., 1999: MOM receives grant from Abell Foundation of Baltimore to establish MOM's House.

Dec. 8, 1999: Gianna accepts on behalf of MOM the Founders Medal from Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD, the medal both recognizing a Catholic person and organization whose

actions have significantly, and in a seemly manner, affected the lives of others,

and thus establishing Our Lord's Mission of Mercy in history in the Emmitsburg area, the Center of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.

Feb. 5, 2000: MOM is highlighted and substantially supported as feature charity at Tempe Governor's

Ball in Arizona, thus establishing itself more visibly in the eyes of the "world" in the

Phoenix area, Our Lord's Center of Divine Mercy.

Feb., 2000: MOM Board of Directors hires a MOM's House Project Manager to complete program

design, locate the facility, and bring the AIDS project to fruition by the summer, 2001.

Apr. 1, 2000: MOM statistics after the first quarter of this Jubilee Year in the Church:

Medical patients served: 18,533

Medical patient visits: 49,387

Dental patients served: 2,107

Dental patient visits: 3,604

Dental procedures: 13,334

Free prescriptions dispensed: 72,052

Mission of Mercy, Inc., now in its 6th year of operation, has as its mission statement "to restore dignity, healing through Love." Although a wide variety of medical and dental services for acute and chronic conditions, diagnostic studies and procedures both on site and in conjunction with area hospitals and clinical specialists are offered, and although medications are provided FREE of charge to the poor , the homeless, the uninsured and underinsured "working poor" who are "falling through the cracks" in ever increasing numbers; our true product is LOVE, not mere human love, but God's LOVE. The only way the Mission of Mercy family can be so bold to profess the delivery of God's LOVE is through our commitment to PRAYER. Prayer is not an option for Mission of Mercy, it is our lifeblood. The poor need to see and feel the unconditional love from our team before they can forgive us for helping them and allow this bi-directional exchange of God's LOVE to take place, a necessary ingredient for true MERCY to be complete. This same philosophy which has permeated our mobile healthcare program is now posed to carry over into our AIDS project MOM's House where the goal is to develop a holy arena where the powerful and elusive AIDS virus will encounter the unbridled, unconditional Love and Mercy of Our Lord working in and through His faithful people.


The Armata Bianca

It was Blessed Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, the Italian Capuchin friar and stigmatist, who would often say,

"The children shall save the world." Before he died he asked his spiritual son, a fellow Capuchin, Fr.

Andrea D'Ascanio to spread these children's "nests" of prayer, focusing on the Fatima message, throughout the world. Fr. Andrea has been doing just that since 1973 in Europe, Asia, Africa, South and North America, introducing and nurturing the Armata Bianca, the White Army of consecrated children, "white" reflecting the purity of the hearts of the children of every race. The Armata Bianca has become a worldwide movement of children 12 years old and under consecrated to God the Father through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and committed to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, reparation for sin, prayer including the Rosary with family and friends for the conversion of sinners, the Holy Father and world peace.. Several hundred thousand children throughout the world have been consecrated through the efforts of Fr. D'Ascanio and his associates. The movement carries the endorsement and encouragement of Pope John Paul II.

In mid-1996 Fr. D'Ascanio first visited the Emmitsburg area where he invited Gianna Talone-Sullivan to be his USA representative. A local "nest" of prayer began at St. Joseph's in Emmitsburg, and numerous others have been introduced primarily through the efforts of many of the local "nest" officers and the weekly Marian Prayer Group. In Dec. 29, 1998 Armata Bianca-USA was incorporated as a non-profit organization and its national headquarters are now located just outside Emmitsburg at:

Armata Bianca-USA, Inc.

PO Box 257, Fairfield, PA 17320

Phone/FAX: (717) 642-3749

For further information about Armata Bianca-USA, including an instructional video on forming local "nests" of prayer as well as individual children's prayer books and T-shirts, please contact this address.

On November 25, 1994 Jesus in one of His LESSONS to Gianna addressed the power of the children:

Today I wish to speak of the Eternal Father's love and the power which belongs to the

children of the world. It is in their innocence, their purity and their weakness that the

power of God lives. The salvation of humanity shall come through the little children….

Tell all the little children they are invited to be instruments of My peace. Form an army

with "nests" of prayer. Be consecrated to My Mother's Immaculate Heart which will triumph.

….My Father takes the little ones, the pure ones, the weak ones, the innocent ones, and

gives them power to do great works through their prayers and simple little ways…My Father

never fails to respond to any little child who cries out to Him….Their "yes" will open

the heavens, and rays of light and graces will pour forth…As the battle was once

engaged in the heavens and the angel Lucifer was cast out from the heavens, so too will

the battle again engage; and if they say "yes", the children will be victorious, casting out

the death of evil. (V, p.4-5)

On August 13, 1998 Our Lady extended this request through Gianna for "nests" of prayer, not to just those who are children by chronological age, but to all her little children of any age who are willing to embrace the childlike virtues:

"God continues to shower graces upon you, little ones….You are children of light.

Work together and be a network of love and mercy. Form 'nests' of prayer all over

the world to fill the emptiness and loneliness in the lives of many people. Through

Eucharistic Adoration you will come to know yourself and Jesus more intimately."

The time is critical to mobilize this tremendously powerful army of child prayer warriors, powerful before the Father because of their simplicity, purity, innocence, holiness and littleness. It is firmly believed that in this consecration of the little children lies lifelong protection under Our Lady's mantle and a source of tre- mendous spiritual power to be mobilized and utilized in this coming confrontation between good and evil.


The Jesus of Mercy Community of the Laity

After having discussed this with Gianna on three previous occasions, Our Lord dictated the following to her in the form of a LESSON while she was in Assisi, Italy on July 10, 1992:

I wish for all My people to know of My desire for a community of laity to form…It is for those

who are not in the politics of the Church but who are the strength, the backbone of My Church,

….My laity who are strong in unity and communion of love to one another. The rules are

established, but it is the spirit of love and understanding and prayer that will be the strength

of the community….This community is for My men and women not called to a vocation of

religious sanctity, but called to be in a community of holiness, sanctified through love and

harmony, through forgiveness, prayer, mercy and love….You, My child (Gianna), shall be

the coordinator, not to command but to help discern those who are in need and also to

oversee the freedom of the spirit of the community….Come all ye My laity and live this life of Mine in My Love….Bring back My people through your ways of unity, love, and the spirit of compas-

sion and forgiveness. (IV, p.45)

The community has two sections, the consecrated single men and women as well as the consecrated families. Only the family section is currently active and only at the local level in the Emmitsburg area.

Presently approximately 23 families are involved, each making yearly commitments freely. The rule is founded on a pursuit of a life of simplicity, prayer and obedience, obedience to Our Lord Jesus Christ and to the Magisterium of His Church. The prayer commitments include daily Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass whenever possible, weekly Eucharistic Adoration, and daily family prayer at home. On a monthly basis the community meets in groups of 3-4 couples for a shared meal and prayer. Twice yearly the entire community of families come together for a Mass, prayer and a shared meal. The community operates with the knowledge of the Church officials within the Diocese of Baltimore, but without any official sanction or endorsement of the Church. At present the decision has been made not to expand the community outside the local area or to activate the consecrated single men and women's section, but at some future date this remains the intention.


The Healings

Over the course of the last 10 years God's graces have flowed abundantly through this experience. Countless spiritual, emotional and psychological healings have been reported. Many physical healings have also been reported to the pastors, some with medical documentation and some only anecdotally. However, the most powerful and lasting healings from Our Lord are those which rest hidden in the hearts of those who meet Him again in the confessionals, many returning for the first time to the sacraments in years.


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PO Box 220

` Goleta, CA 93116

Phones: (800) 647-9882 & (805) 692-0043

Fax: (805) 967-5843

  1. Volumes I,II,III of I am your Jesus of Mercy
NO LONGER available throughThe Riehle Foundation.

  1. Volumes I, II, III, IV, V, & VI of I am your Jesus of Mercy
All six volumes NOW available through:

Queenship Publishing Company (as noted above)

5. Related books:

  1. MERCY MY MISSION, The Life of Sister Faustina H. Kowalska, by Sr. Sophia
Michalenko, Marian Press, Stockbridge, MA 01263, 1987.

(Sister Faustina was beatified in April, '93, and was canonized a saint

on Mercy Sunday, April 30, 2000.)

  1. PADRE PIO: The True Story (revised and expanded), by C. Bernard Ruffin, Our

    Sunday Visitor, Inc., Huntington, Indiana, 1991.

    (Padre Pio of Pietrelcina was beatified in May, '99)

  2. OUR LADY COMES TO FATIMA, by Mark Schulzetenberg, The Leaflet Missal
Company, St. Paul, MN, 1987 (brief, concise paperback).

d. FATIMA FROM THE BEGINNING, by John De Narchi, Missoes Consolata, Fatima, Portugal, 1983.

  1. STORY OF A SOUL, The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, translated by Fr.
John Clarke, ICS Publications, Washington, D.C., 1975.

(St. Therese was proclaimed a "Doctor" of the Church in October, 1997.)

6. Resources on Discernment of Private Revelation

  1. A Still, Small Voice, A Practical Guide on Private Revelations, by Fr. Benedict J.
Groeschel, CFR, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA, 1993.
  1. FIRE WITHIN, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel—on Prayer,
by Thomas Dubay, SM, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA, 1989.

by Fr. Fred Jelly, OP, Society of St. Paul, Canfield, OH, 1994 (audio tape).

Further Information (p.2)

7. Essay: Where Does GOD Fit Into This For You? by Drs. Michael & Gianna Sullivan,

Available through: Mission of Mercy, Inc. (address listed below).

8. Internet and E-mail addresses

  1. Gianna Talone-Sullivan's most recent as well as past messages from Our Lady can be
obtained from the following web site:
  1. Gianna's most recent weekly message from Our Lady can be obtained by E-mail
request to:


9. Pertinent Addresses and Phone Numbers

Mission of Mercy, Inc. Armata Bianca-USA, Inc.

David Liddle, Executive Director Tom Fitzsimmons, President

PO Box 102 PO Box 257

Fairfield, PA 17320 Fairfield, PA 17320

Phones: (717) 642-9062 Phone/Fax: (717) 642-3749

(301) 447-3939 Fed. Tax ID#: 23-2983008

Fax: (717) 642-9421