The celebration of the second millennium of Mary’s birthday was preceded by three days of fasting and continuous prayer. Seventy priests heard confessions without rest; there were a great number of conversions.
“Never in my life have I cried with sorrow, as I have cried this evening with joy. Thank you!”
In anticipation of this day Our Lady had said:
“The priest who will hear confession will have great joy on that day.”
During these 3 days of fasting and continuous prayer the visionaries say the Blessed Virgin was: Very Joyful. Our Lady repeated:
“I am very happy, continue, continue. Continue to pray and to fast.”
Her joy seemed to have reached a peak Sunday, August 5th. Like a flower when it blooms, and full of joy, Our Lady said:
“Continue, continue, open your hearts, ask God and I will ask for you.” (August 5, 1984)