Saturday, October 2, 2010


From the internet version of the diary of Sr. Mildred, the following excerpt contains Our Lady of America's messages about our youth as Torchbearer's (see bold print below).

 Feb. 11, 1958 :
Our Lady made known to me that she is particularly interested in the youth of our nation. It is they
who are to be the leaders of this movement of renewal on the face of the earth. Their ranks will be
swelled by the youths of other nations whom Our Lady also calls to help in the accomplishment of this great renewal.
But the youth must be prepared, and this must be done by instilling into them, not only the knowledge of the Divine Indwelling, but a serious study of It, living It in such a way that the Divine Presence becomes, as it were, an intimate and necessary part of their life and daily living. From this will flow a great love, a conflagration that will envelop the world in the flames of Divine Charity.
This is what Our Lady is working for, because this is the great desire of her Divine Son, and it is to the youth of America that she is holding out this challenge. 

St. Michael came to me one evening shortly after Our Lady's visit, holding an immense flaming torch. He held it towards me saying, “My little sister, you must carry this torch through the world."
He came again the next night in the same manner. The next day I was interiorly enlightened during Mass. It was made known to me that those, particularly the youth, who are willing wholeheartedly to follow Our Lady in her great battle against evil would bear the special title of "Torchbearers of the Queen." This torch, of course, is Divine Love, for it is Love alone that will conquer hate and all that hate brings with it.

Our Lady of America, in the notes from Sr. Mildred's diary above, speaks about the major role that the youth of America will spearhead. She directly mentions a renewal of the youth (Torchbearers of the Queen) to begin and flourish, thereby capturing the attention and camaraderie of youth throughout the world. It is this renewal by our youth that will lead all nations to peace. My friend Nancy, a huge proponent of the devotion of Our Lady of America and of the apparition site in Rome City, Indiana, is a native of Boston. She has worked in youth ministry for many years. Nancy says that this renewal (which Our Lady of America first spoke about in 1958, on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Feb.11th), is apparent and starting to flourish in Boston, as evidenced in the photos below, of a youth revival which happened last winter in Boston. The week long celebration of Praise and Adoration occurred throughout all regions in the Archdiocese of Boston, and culminated with Adoration at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross! Nancy envisions these type of events happening at the apparition site of Our Lady of America in Rome City! Youth ministers and youth groups throughout the nation are encouraged to begin planning  pilgrimages to the site in fulfillment of Our Lady's request, " Bring me my children, bring me all my children"  (to the apparition site in Rome City). For planning of events for the youth and groups of all ages, contact @ 260-854-3525 or email them at!/album.php?aid=25628&id=112433745448371&page=4