“During that time, it came to her mind that when people where before the King or the Queen, they didn’t turn their backs on them, but walked backwards as they left to show their respect. Since Christ was a King, she felt she should do the same, and so, left the chapel walking backwards. A nun, Sister Teresita, was at the chapel and watched what Catherine was doing. The sister asked her why she was walking backwards while looking towards the altar and Catherine explained the reasons for her behavior. Then, Sister Teresita said, ‘I think you are the one I must pass the gift on.’ She asked Catherine if she could meditate and Catherine answered she didn’t know what the word meant. The Sister explained the meaning of that word and asked her if she was willing to learn how to meditate. Catherine agreed to do that.” (In the Divine Light, p.201)
–“Catherine, take rest. Be patient. Trust. Continue to speak of me to him. How can you expect that he believes (sic), if you do not speak to him of Me?”
–“Lord Jesus, I ask you to give me patience; not to let me be impetuous and answer in a strong way as I have done today. Why have I raised the tone of my voice, I don’t know. Help me Lord.”
–“Catherine, learn to listen to Me more and more, in all moments of your life, each day. Use more words of love as you do with others. Share all that is beautiful in your heart, and know that I love you.”
And on another occasion: “Lord Jesus, tell me how I can resolve the problem with my husband. What can I do? I say it to You, beloved. I cannot tell You a lie. You know that I have this problem. It is unresolved. I always trusted in You but I didn’t receive an answer until now, only silence. I feel the solitude. I feel that you have in a certain way, abandoned me in my suffering. I heard several judgements dear Jesus. What can I do? Today I will not leave Your Presence until You give me an answer. I do not like to see You crucified and bloody for sins committed by my husband. Today I decide to know the solution and I know You will give it to me.” And the answer came to her: “My daughter come to Me. Give Me your heart and I shall give you My heart. In this moment I give you the solution to the problem. The thing you must do is love your husband. Every day in the Presence of My Father who is in heaven, put the person who has caused you much suffering and we should see a change.” (A Dove of God, p.95-96) Unfortunately, this is all we know about the relationship with her husband from the sources. We don’t know what happened to him after he left or whether he had a conversion later on in life.
“My Third, for all those that receive Communion at the birth of my Son shall be cured.”
“Fourth, for the dying.”
“Fifth, for all humanity that fears the atomic bomb.”
“Sixth, for all my children to keep them pure and protect them from being attacked by the enemy.”
“Seventh, for all broken homes that they may be united.” (A Mystic of Boston, p.65)
Then there were roses on my mother’s bed.” (A Mystic of Boston, p.176)
One day Catherine asked Jesus who were her Guardian Angels and Jesus replied, “St. Michael, Mary-cousin of My Mother Mary, Saint Teresita (St. Therese of Lisieux), and your mother, Federica.” (A Mystic of Boston, p.375)
”Kneel down. Make your sign of the Cross. Repeat, ‘Oh My God, I am heartily sorry…’ Sit down, Start with your Joyful Mysteries. First ‘I believe in God,’ three Our Father’s to the Blessed Trinity. Begin with the first Joyful Mystery-For those that are condemned to death. 2nd-For the dying. 3rd-For the poor and hungry souls. 4th-For all that are carrying their Cross. 5th-For humble souls. Begin with the Sorrowful Mysteries. 1st-For the most suffering souls. 2nd-For those near the pit of hell. 3rd-For those that have refused Me as their God and Father. 4th-For all those that have purged Me. 5th-For all those that stood by Me at the Cross. Now for the Glorious Mysteries.1st-For all souls in Heaven. 2nd-That we will all rejoice in the end. 3rd-For all that are filled with the Holy Spirit and they will be close to My Heart. And ask My Mother to help. 4th-For all that are confused and do not understand. Ask My Mother, Mary, to help all. 5th-That you will rejoice with My Mother and she will conquer in the end.” (A Mystic of Boston, p. 303-304) She was frequently asked to pray the Rosary for Martin Luther and all priests in darkness.
She also ministered to abandoned children. In 1949, the Lord told her, “You will meet the children at the end of the road.” Together with her companion Margaret Laracy, she found the St. Vincent de Paul Home for children that was literally “at the end of the road.” For the following two years Catherine and her group spent every Sunday with the Sisters at this home. (In the Divine Light, p. 199-200)
When she was 75, she moved together with her sister Josephine to a nursing home in the North End as instructed by the Lord. Her family house was sold.
|Monsignor Donato Conte, author of four books about Catherine Passananti|
The Mission Continues: Msgr. Donato Conte
Msgr. Conte replied, “Estelle, please, I do not speak English; I do not speak English at all well.” To which she answered, “God will help you, do not be afraid, Champion of God, and Catherine of the Blessed Sacrament will be with you.” (In the Divine Light, p.14)
That same night, a woman called Dolores called him about 11:00 o’clock at night, woke him up and started talking to him about Catherine Passananti. (In the Divine Light, p. 16-17).
In the Divine Light, Vatican City: Vatican Press, 1997.
A Dove of God, Vatican City: Vatican Press, 1998.
Moments Divine: Catherine Passananti, Vatican City: Vatican Press, 2000.
A Mystic of Boston, Vatican City: Vatican Press, 2006.