Venerable Elena Aiello was declared Blessed on September 14, 2011, Feast of the Exaultation of the Holy Cross.

Sister Elena Aiello. She was born in Montalto Uffugo, a province of Cosenza, Italy on April 15, 1895 A.D., during Holy Week. At a young age she became acquainted with the Cross, as her mother Paglilla died in 1905, when Elena was but 10 years old. As a pious youth she ardently desired to be a nun - which was in perfect uniformity with God's Will.

Sister Elena began suffering the stigmata on her hands, feet, head and side every Good Friday from 1923 until her death in 1961. The bleeding from these wounds was most profuse - her stigmata, which lasted for close to four decades, was well documented by scientists, doctors, photographs and many witnesses.

In 1928 at the age of 33, during the reign of Pope Pius XI, Sr. Elena Aiello became a foundress of a religious order called The Sister Minims. This order was based on a similar order of monks founded by Saint Francesco of Paola. Sister [Mother] Elena Aiello was esteemed by Pope Pius XII whom she consulted with frequently.

She had apparitions of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary from 1947 until her holy death. Often during these apparitions, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary would tell Sister Elena things that would tragically occur in the future, if people refused to amend their sinful ways.

Revolution in Rome
"Oh, what a horrible vision I see! A great revolution is going on in Rome! You cannot possibly imagine what is going to happen. A great revolution shall break out and the streets shall be stained with blood. Slender thread shall snap "the world is thoroughly upset because it is in a worse condition than at the time of the deluge. Materialism marches on ever fomenting bloody strife’s and fratricidal struggles. Clear signs portend that peace is in danger. That scourge, like the shadow of a dark cloud, is now moving across mankind. Only my power, as Mother of God, is preventing the outbreak of the storm. All is hanging on a slender thread. When that thread shall snap, Divine Justice shall pounce upon the world and execute its dreadful, purging designs. All the nations shall be punished because sins, like a muddy river, are now covering all the earth."

Chastisement by fire
"Once there was the chastisement by water, but if there is not a returning to God, there will come the chastisement by fire, which will cover the streets of the world with blood."

Russia will burn.
"To Sister Aiello, Our Lady said ‘See how Russia will burn!’ Before my eyes there extended an immense field covered with flames and smoke, in which souls were submerged as if in a sea of fire!"

Fire from the Angels.
"And all this fire," concluded the Madonna, "is not that which will fall from the hands of men, but will be hurled directly from the Angels (at the time of the great chastisement or "housecleaning" that will come upon the earth). Therefore, I ask prayers, penance and sacrifice, so I may act as Mediatrix for my Son in order to save souls."

Russia will battle America "If people do not recognize in these scourges (of nature) the warnings of Divine Mercy, and do not return to God with truly Christian living, another war will come from the east to the west. Russia with her secret armies will battle America; will overrun Europe. Rhine overflowing with bodies "The river Rhine will be overflowing with corpses and blood. Italy, also, will be harassed by a great revolution, and the Pope will suffer terribly."

Cities submerged
"Great calamities will come in the world, that will carry confusion, tears and pain for all. Strong earthquakes will submerge cities and countries. Epidemics and scarcities will bring terrible destructions, especially where there are the sons [children] of darkness... in these tragic hours the world never has [had more] need of prayers and penances, because the Pope, the Church and the clergymen are in danger...."

Fire will fall like snowstorms
The world will be once more afflicted with great calamity; with bloody revolutions; with great earthquakes; with famines; with epidemics; with fearful hurricanes; and with floods from rivers and seas. But if men do not return to God, purifying fire will fall from the Heavens, like snowstorms, on all peoples, and a great part of humanity will be destroyed!’No longer do men speak according to the true spirit of the Gospel. The immorality of the times has ‘reached a peak! But men do not listen to my motherly warnings, so the world must soon be purified.’

Red flag over St Peters "Russia will March upon all the nation of Europe, particularly Italy, and will raise her flag over the dome of St Peter’s. Sins of Impurity."Italy will be severely tried by a great revolution, and Rome will be purified in blood for its many sins, especially those of impurity! The flock is about to be dispersed and the Pope must suffer greatly!... sins, like a muddy river, are now covering all the earth."

Hurricanes, earthquakes, famines"Tremendous scourges are impending over the world, and various nations are struck by epidemics, famines, great earthquakes, terrific hurricanes, with overflowing rivers and seas, which bring ruin and death.

I will protect My faithful ones "Spread the devotion to my Immaculate Heart, in order that many souls may be conquered by my love, and that many sinners may return to my Maternal Heart. Do not fear, for I will accompany with my maternal protection my faithful ones, and all those who accept my urgent warnings, and they - especially by the recitation of my Rosary - will be saved. Soon Satan will show his might"Satan goes furiously through this disordered world, and soon will show all his might. But, because of my Immaculate Heart, the triumph of Light will not delay in its triumph over the power of darkness, and the world, finally, will have tranquility and peace."

Nations Convulsed"People pay no attention to my motherly warnings, and thus the world is falling headlong into an abyss of iniquity. Nations shall be convulsed by terrible disasters, causing destruction and death. "Russia, spurred on by Satan, will seek to dominate the whole world and, by bloody revolutions, will propagate her false teachings throughout all the nations, especially in Italy. The Church will be persecuted and the Pope and the priests shall suffer much."

Rome will not be Saved. "My daughter, Rome will not be saved, because the Italian rulers have forsaken the Divine Light and because only a few people really love the Church. But the day is not far off when all the wicked shall perish, under the tremendous blows of Divine Justice."

Men do not change.Sister Elena Aiello asked Our Blessed Mother: "What will become of Italy? Will Rome be saved?" "The Madonna answered:" ‘In part, by the Pope! The Church will be in travail, but the forces of Hell cannot prevail! You must suffer for the Pope and Christ, and thus Christ will be safe on earth; and the Pope, with his redemptive word, will, in part, save the world.’

Hell. So many fall like snowflakes, The Madonna then came closer, and with a sad expression, showed me the flames of Hell. She said:" ‘Satan reigns and triumphs on earth! See how the souls are falling into Hell. See how high the flames are, and the souls who fall into them like flakes of snow look like transparent embers! How many sparks! How many cries of hate, and of despair! How much pain!’ ‘See how many priestly souls! Look at the sign of their consecration in their transparent hands! (In the palms of their hands the sign of the cross, in more vivid fire, could clearly be seen!) What torture, my daughter, in my maternal Heart! Great is my sorrow to see that men do not change! The justice of the Father requires reparation — otherwise many will be lost!’

Also, there was Mother Elena Leonardi Mother Elena Leonardi had been under special guidance of the famous Stigmatist Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Italy since she was nine. She was a victim soul, chosen by God to atone for Priests and sinners.

Sea of Fire will descend
"An unforeseen fire will descend over the whole earth, and a great part of humanity will be destroyed. This will be a time of despair for the impious: with shouts and satanic blasphemy, they will beg to be covered by the mountains, and they will try to seek refuge in caverns, but to no avail. Those who remain will find God's mercy in my power and protection, while all who refuse to repent of their sins will perish in a sea of fire!"

Russia completely burned
"Blessed are those who at this time may be called truly devoted to Mary! My name is locked in your heart, my daughter. . . Russia will be almost completely burned."

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