A copy of the letter, intended for Spain, had been sent to the Archbishop of Valladolid.
THE CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART
The Good Lord has already shown me His contentment with the act, although incomplete according to His desire, performed by the Holy Father and several bishops. He promises in return to end the war soon. The conversion of Russia is not for now.
THE MESSAGE FOR THE BISHOPS OF SPAIN
If the bishops of Spain take into account Our Lord’s desires and undertake a true reform among the people and clergy, good!
If not, (Russia)
will again be the enemy through which God will chastise them once more.
THE TRUE PENANCE
The Good Lord will allow Himself to be appeased, but He complains bitterly and sadly about the very limited number of souls in the state of grace, disposed to deny themselves according to what the observance of His law requires of them.
the true penance
which the Good Lord requests today:
which everybody must impose on himself to lead a life of justice in the observance of His law.
And He desires that this way be clearly made known to souls, for many give to the word “penance” the sense of great austerities, and as they feel neither the strength nor the generosity for that, they get discouraged and let themselves go into a life of lukewarmness and sin.
From Thursday to Friday, being in the chapel with my superiors’ permission, at midnight, Our Lord told me:
“The penance that I request and require now is the sacrifice demanded of everybody by the accomplishment of his own duty and the observance of My law.”
And, Your Excellency, I have to be the first to submit in all things to the orders and desires of the Good Lord. And for that purpose, to obey what you told me in your last letter, I send you this declaration.
The Good Lord does not manifest this to me by means of apparitions, it is by means of an intimate and intense feeling of His presence in my soul.
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name
and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.