Mother Mary’s Miracles 

"Many miracles happen on Earth,

but if you don't believe in these miracles,

then these miracles don't exist for you."

The Book of Wisdom

– Do you believe in miracle?

– In which one?


– I do!

In a further conversation, we come to the conclusion that there are two types of miracles. One miracle happens all of a sudden, which causes delight and admiration from touching the unknown. And the second is imperceptible when you suddenly realize that it has already happened (a wish come true; finding a spiritual Teaching, an amazing person, a unique book) - and it changed your life dramatically.

Someone will say in the words of the Florentine, the character in Concordia Antarova's novel "Two Lives", that "there are no miracles, there is only one or another degree of knowledge." And he will be right. However, this statement does not change our enthusiastic attitude towards the miracle.

Experiencing a miracle lifts us into a high atmosphere of joy through contact with the Divine world; it instills instant confidence that EVERYTHING is possible!

A miracle is a manifestation of the Divine reality in our pragmatic and ordinary earthly world! That's why our soul is so hungry, and asking for a miracle! And... gets it.




 The Hour of Mercy of Mother Mary


The greatest Miracle on Earth - the Hour of Mercy of Mother Mary - takes place every year on December 8th from 12 noon to 13 pm local time.

On this day and hour, Mother Mary offers an opportunity to all the people of the Earth, regardless of religion, to ask Her for anything. The Blessed Virgin promised that whatever people ask from Her during the Hour of Mercy will be granted (even if it seems impossible), as long as it is in accordance with the Will of the Eternal Father.

This wonderful event first took place in 1947, in one of the cities of northern Italy.

 The Mother of God appeared several times to Sister Grace Pierina Gilly, who served at the local hospital. Mother Mary invited the woman, and through her other people, to the church on December 8th at noon, saying that this would be an Hour of Mercy during which "many spiritual mercies can be granted", provided the soul is prepared with prayers and repentance.

During Her appearance, the Mother Mary said:

On December the 8th of each year at noon, I would like you to spend the "Hour of Mercy" in prayer. Many spiritual graces and physical blessings will be given to those who pray for an hour. ”

According to eyewitnesses of those events, many sick people were healed and many miracles occurred in fulfillment of the promise of Mother Mary.

On December 8th, 2007 Mother Mary performed another miracle, this time in Russia through the Messenger of the Great White Brotherhood, Tatyana Mickushina, giving Her Message: "I have come today to remind you that I am always with you like a loving and caring Mother.” It meant that Mother Mary has continued the dispensation of the Hour of Mercy.

All detailed information on how to prepare and how to conduct this dispensation is available on the special page "The Hour of Mercy of Mother Mary.” of the Sirius website[3].





Apparitions of Mother Mary


Perhaps the greatest number of manifestations from the Divine world on Earth is associated with the miracles of Mother Mary. Her appearances are widely known to Seraphim of Sarov and Sergius of Radonezh, the blessed Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky, the founder of the Dominican Order, preacher Dominic, a Catholic saint Bernadette in the Louvre and many others.

The Most Holy Theotokos has shown Her face all over the world – in Italy and Spain, in Portugal and Egypt, in Russia and France, in Afghanistan and Georgia, in Mexico and Japan… And not only in ancient times. The previous and present century both abound with such evidence. Let's get acquainted with some of them. 




1916-1917, Fatima village, Portugal [1]



Three little Portuguese shepherds - Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta - became famous all over the world after several appearances of a certain "Lady surrounded by an unusual radiance", which was Mother Mary. The children said that the Lady was sending them messages of repentance and prayers. The Virgin Mary also predicted the Second World War, which would be worse than the one that was already going on in Europe, if people did not stop insulting the Lord with their words and actions.

And soon thousands of pilgrims flocked to Fatima to meet the Virgin.

On the day appointed by Mother Mary, a crowd of thousands observed an amazing phenomenon. After the rain, the sky suddenly lit up, and people saw a shining silver disk above their heads, which began to "dance", quickly moving across the sky.  The Catholic Church had investigated this phenomenon for almost 13 years and finally recognized it as true.

Some of the prophecies of the Virgin Mary, told by Her to Lucia, who later became a Carmelite nun, concerned Russia which "must be turned to God" for the sake of peace. To achieve this, the Pope, together with other bishops, would have to dedicate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mother Mary. But the Vatican was in no hurry to hold such a cathedral dedication.

In 1981, there was an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II. The head of the Catholic Church was saved from death by the fact that he turned to the girl holding the image Fatima Our Lady. This salvation of the Pope constituted the miracle that convinced him to fulfill the main meaning of the appearance of the Mother of God in Fatima - the conversion of Russia. And finally, in 1984, this most important event took place. 


1961-1965, village of San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain


 As in Fatima, children witnessed the appearance of the Virgin Mary in Garabandal. Four schoolgirls – Conchita, Maria Cruz, Jacinta and Marie Loli - admitted that they had seen Archangel Michael more than once, and then the Virgin Herself. In the summer of 1965, the angel conveyed through the girls that other locals could also meet Mother Mary. On this occasion, residents of the surrounding villages gathered at the place and time indicated by Him. And the Most Pure Virgin appeared in a white dress, a blue mantle and a crown of stars.

However, only the girls saw the Virgin but everyone noticed how the four schoolgirls had been transformed at that moment. They claimed that Archangel Michael gave them Holy Communion, and the corresponding movements of the children's lips and tongues were clearly visible to others. There are almost 80 frames of documentary footage in which Conchita suddenly showed the Holy Gifts on her tongue. At that time, the Virgin fulfilled the girl's request to make them visible to people. The entrepreneur who filmed this miracle from Barcelona gave a copy of the film to the local bishop. The Catholic Church, however, has not yet recognized that The Garabandal phenomenon took place, although it did allow priests and everyone else to organize a pilgrimage to this place.

Believers did not even wait for an official resolution – numerous miraculous testimonies of healings and various graces were enough for them. They were received by those whose crosses and other objects were consecrated by the kiss of the Virgin during Her last appearance in Garabandal on November 13, 1965. 


1968-1971, Zeitoun - a suburb of Cairo, Egypt 


One of the most famous apparitions of the Virgin Mary took place in a Muslim country for three years in a row. However, these places have been considered holy by Christians since ancient times. According to legend in the suburbs of the Egyptian capital, Zeitoun, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus, fleeing from the cruel king Herod, rested under a fig tree after a long journey. In honor of this event, the Coptic Orthodox Church founded the Church of the Blessed Virgin in the first half of the XX century. It was above its dome that a glowing image began to appear at night from April 1968. Millions of people – Orthodox, Catholics, Jews, and Muslims - witnessed the miracle.




Patriarch Kirill VI of Alexandria for a long time doubted the truth of the events discussed among the people.  But according to the faithful believers, the Mother of God Herself was able to convince him by appearing to the priest in person. As a result, the Patriarchate of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch Stephen I, and even the Egyptian government, came out with the recognition of the Zeitoun miracles.

Many pilgrims received healing here, for example, from physical injuries, blindness and even cancer, which happenings were officially recorded by doctors. And it is not surprising that thousands of Muslims converted to Christianity at that time.

An interesting case is the one with a photojournalist of the largest Egyptian newspaper Vagikh Rizk, who unexpectedly took a picture of the Most Pure Virgin with the help of his left hand, which had been immobilized for more than a year after an accident. Dozens of his high-quality pictures of the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus in Her arms, in front of the cross and with an angel present, passed a thorough examination, which resulted in them being recognized as authentic.

Note that Mother Mary manifested Herself in Egypt. In 1986, Her image was seen in the town of Terra Gulakia in the north of Cairo, in 2000 - during the celebration of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Assiut, and in 2002 - in Omrania (Giza district). Here, thousands of ordinary citizens and dozens of policemen maintaining public order witnessed another miracle.



1973, Akita city, Japan


 The Virgin Mary appeared in Japan in the small town of Akita - she was seen by a deaf nun Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa.

     In June 1973, Agnes saw the Virgin Mary during prayer. The glowing mysterious rays came out of the Monstrance. Agnes saw these rays for several days, and then a stigma in the form of a cross formed on her left palm. The pain was unbearable, but the nun stood firm, answering the sisters who consoled her that the wound on the hand of the Blessed Virgin Mary was much deeper. The astonished sisters entered the chapel and found the same wound on the statue of the Virgin Mary...

     But the miracles in Akita did not end there. Soon Agnes, praying to the image of the Virgin Mary, heard the first message. The Virgin Mary told the nun that she would soon be healed, and called on all the sisters to pray for people to atone for their sins and stop the wrath of the Heavenly Father.

     The Blessed Virgin appeared to Agnes several more times, calling her for patience and perseverance. She predicted to the nun not only her future destiny, with persecution and ridicule, but also the destiny of the Japanese people, in particular, the deadly tsunami that occurred in March 2011.

     Ten years after the apparition of the Virgin Mary, Agnes could hear again.

     After humiliating inspections of the sisters who witnessed the miraculous phenomenon, the Roman Catholic Church still recognized this fact as authentic, although before the investigation began, more than 500 people, including both Christians and Buddhists, saw how the statue of the Virgin Mary in the Akita monastery exuded blood and tears.


1981-2013, Medjugorje village, Bosnia and Herzegovina


This is another apparition of the Blessed Virgin that has not yet been recognized by the church. The Virgin Mary began to appear to six children from 10 to 16 years of age; through them, she promised to pass on 10 secrets to the world.

     The teenagers had to go through a lot of trials - they were regularly taken to the police, they were subjected to the most thorough scientific and medical examinations. The doctors did not find a reason to doubt the mental health of the children, but the authorities of socialist Yugoslavia did everything to dispel the cult of Mother Mary, which was formed among the local residents. However, people could not but believe in the miracles that occurred before their eyes: the sun changed in size, the word “peace” appeared in the sky, a pillar of fire burst out of the ground, and pilgrims were cured of diseases. Hundreds of Bosnians left the Communist Party and became believers during that period.

     In response to repressive measures, in particular, the restriction to appear in these places, people began to see the Blessed Virgin in other places, for example, in the house of the parish priest, in the storage of church utensils, in the choirs of the local church.







 An interesting fact is that this church withstood the bombing during the war in Yugoslavia, while the surrounding area was severely damaged by air raids. Until now, up to a million pilgrims a year flock to Medjugorje from all over Europe in the hope of meeting the Virgin Mary. And She still periodically communicates with adults Ivanka, Mirjana, and their childhood friends.

     In the Messages of Mother Mary, which were transmitted by Her through the children in Medjugorje, there were very remarkable thoughts:

     “Peace, peace, peace – and only peace! There must be peace between God and man and between men!” “I have come here as Queen of Peace to tell the world that peace is necessary for the salvation of the world.”(16.06.83)

     “I have come to tell the world that God is truth; He exists.  True happiness and the fullness of life are in Him.” (16.06.83) “… The world is in need of healing of faith in God the Creator.”(25.03.97)

     “The only thing that I would want to tell you is the conversion of the whole world. I am telling you this so that you will repeat it to everyone. I only ask for conversion... Everything will come with conversion.” (26.04.83)

     “You became divided yourselves on earth. Muslims and Orthodox, on the same grounds as Catholics, are equal before My Son and before Me. “You are all My children. Of course, all religions are not equal, but all people are equal before God. It is not enough just to belong to the Catholic Church to be saved; you must follow the Commandments of God and your conscience. “Salvation is granted to everyone without exception. Only those are condemned who consciously reject God." (A quote from the monthly publication of the Association “Etoile Notre Dame”, No. 21)





1995, Budennovsk, Russia


In 1995 a small town in the Stavropol Territory  became famous all over the world when Shamil Basayev's gang had taken several people hostage in a local hospital. Among them were children, the elderly, pregnant women - more than one and a half thousand people in total. But as clever as the bandits' plan was, it was also hopeless. It was not for nothing that Budennovsk had been named Holy Cross before the revolution, and that the hospital itself was located on the site of an old monastery. And in those terrible days Mother Mary came to the rescue of the hostages. Her image was seen by many in the city, including the terrorists. Mother Mary, all in black and in a mournful pose, stood next to a cross-shaped cloud. Some noticed strange celestial phenomena, both the night before and on the day when the invaders left the city. It is believed that for Basayev, these episodes were a call to free the hostages and leave Budennovsk, since most of the bandits were demotivated by the appearance of the Image of the Most Pure Virgin.

Metropolitan Gedeon of Stavropol, who had been praying all these days, immediately instructed the local priest to have those who claimed they have seen the Virgin, make a statement about that. Convinced of the sincerity of their stories, the Metropolitan ordered to paint the Holy Cross Icon of Mother Mary by the fortieth day of commemoration of the 129 victims of the tragedy. It is kept in the local church of Our Lady of Kazan and reminds of the miracle that helped save many residents of Budennovsk.


Necessary Conditions for Participation in "The Hour of Mercy”

1. The day and time of The Hour of Mercy – the 8th of December, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (local time.) One hour of union with God.


2. Before The Hour of Mercy, it is necessary to take care of the conditions on the physical plane. Prepare approximately 15 - 30 minutes before the beginning of the dispensation so that nothing will distract you during this Hour: arrange with your family, turn off all phones, TVs, and radios.

Do not watch the news on the internet, do not check e-mail, do not talk on Skype and do not visit your social networks.



3. In addition to the appropriate conditions on the physical plane, you must be prepared inwardly. Recommendations for inner preparation are given by Tatyana Mickushina:

During the Hour of Mercy, you must be in a very harmonious state, filled with Love and inner peace. Thus, dedicate 15-20 minutes before the Hour of Mercy to consonance with God within you. You can read your favorite prayers, look at Mother Marys Image with quite harmonious music playing, or you can read or listen to an audio recording of Her Message.

Stay in silence with your eyes closed for a few minutes and focus on your heart before the start of the Hour of Mercy. Imagine that you are breathing with your heart. Breathe slowly and deeply.”

"You must find the state of complete harmony and oneness with God." (Beloved Surya, December 13, 2005)

4. In the Dictation of 2007, Mother Mary does not ask to read the 50th Psalm of David three times before the beginning of the Hour of Mercy. However, those who wish to strictly follow the originally given dispensation, can read it.





50th Psalm of David


Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness

According to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine offences.

Wash me throughly from my wickedness: and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever before me.

Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight:

that Thou mightest be justified in Thy saying,

and clear when Thou art judged.

Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

But lo, Thou requirest truth in the inward parts: and shalt make me to understand wisdom secretly.

Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:

Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness:

that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.

Turn Thy face from my sins: and put out all my misdeeds.

Make 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.

O give me the comfort of Thy help again: and stablish me with Thy free Spirit.

Then shall I teach Thy ways unto the wicked: and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, Thou that art the God of my health:

and my tongue shall sing of Thy righteousness.

Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord: and my mouth shall shew Thy praise.

For Thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it Thee: but Thou delightest not in burnt-offerings.

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God,

shalt Thou not despise.

O be favourable and gracious unto Sion: build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Then shalt Thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness,

with the burnt-offerings and oblations:

then shall they offer young bullocks upon Thine altar.



5. Then you can spend that hour in silent communication with God, meditating on the tests Jesus went through, praising God and reading your favorite prayers, decrees, or Rosaries. You can also sing songs, hymns (for example, songs to Jesus, Mother Mary[2].)

  “You can listen to or sing songs dedicated to me, you can read Rosaries and prayers dedicated to me.”- Mother Mary tells in Her Message.


You can plan ahead of time what you are going to do during your Hour of Mercy. On the pages dedicated to Mother Mary, there are materials that you can use[3].





The issue was prepared by Elena Ilyina

The information about the phenomena of Mother Mary is taken from open sources




[1] You can read more about the apparitions of Mother Mary in Fatima and Her three revelations in the book: Blessed Russia. The prophecies about Russia / the authors are Tatyana Mickushina, V.I. Polyan, Elena Ilyina. - Omsk: “Sirius Publishing House”, 212– 232 p. In Russian


[2] A selection of the best musical works on the text of the Ave Maria prayer for the the last millennium:


[3] Mother Mary's Page: