“The Most Efficacious Weapon For Fighting in the Great Battle…”

I recently re-read this message a couple days ago, and decided to share it here since we’ve been talking about the Rosary this month. I feel this message sheds a lot of light on the Rosary for us to consider.

Fr. Stefano Gobbi with St. Pope John Paul II

For those who are unfamiliar with Fr. Gobbi, he received a series of interior locutions messages, which you can find in To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, from Our Lady since 1973. Fr. Stefano Gobbi was born March 22, 1930 in Dongo, Italy and passed away June 29, 2011 in Milan, Italy. Fr. Gobbi started the Marian Movement of Priests on October 13, 1972, 55 years after the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, and has spread throughout the entire world.

I’m always amazed by these messages through Fr. Gobbi. I haven’t been able to find any conflicts with the Magisterium, or other Marian apparitions such as Medjugorje or Fatima. It’s difficult to deny that they all are very much in-sync, and come from the same breath of the Holy Spirit. It’s tough for me to describe all in one paragraph or sentence, but these messages are more relevant and authentic now than ever before.

The Dragon Will Be Shackled

“Beloved sons, in the battle in which you are daily engaged against Satan and his crafty and dangerous seductions, and against the mighty armies of evil, apart from the special help given you by the angels of the Lord, it is necessary for you to employ a weapon which is both secure and invincible. This weapon is your prayer.

With prayer you are always able to snatch back from the enemy whatever territory he has conquered, to make blossoms of goodness spring up on the desert of sin and evil, and especially you can free an immense number of souls whom Satan has succeeded in imprisoning. Prayer possesses a potent force and starts a chain reaction in good that is far more powerful than any atomic reaction.

The prayer of my predilection is the holy rosary.

For this reason, in my many apparitions I always ask that it be recited. I unite myself with those who say it; I request it from all with solicitude and maternal preoccupation.

Why is the holy rosary so efficacious?

Because it is a simple prayer, a humble one, and it forms you spiritually in littleness, in meekness, in simplicity of heart.

Today Satan is successfully conquering everything with the spirit of pride and of rebellion against God, and he is terrified by those who follow your heavenly Mother along the road of littleness and humility. While this prayer is despised by the great and the proud, it is recited with so much love and so much joy by my little ones, by the poor, by children, by the humble, the suffering, by the many, many faithful souls who have welcomed my invitation.

Satan’s pride will again be conquered by the humility of little ones, and the Red Dragon will find himself decisively humiliated and defeated when I bind him not by a great chain but by a very frail cord: the holy rosary.

It is a prayer that you say together with me.

When you invite me to pray for you, I accede to your request and mingle my voice with yours, and I unite my prayer to yours.

Consequently it becomes more and more efficacious, because your heavenly Mother is suppliant omnipotence.

What I ask for I always obtain, because Jesus can never say no to what His Mother requests of Him.

It is a prayer that unites the voices of the Church and of humanity, because it is said in the name of all, and never exclusively on behalf of a single person.

By contemplating its mysteries, you are led to understand the plan of Jesus, as spelled out in all of His life, from the Incarnation to the consummation of His glorious Pasch, and thus you penetrate ever more profoundly into the mystery of the redemption.

And you begin to understand this mystery of love through your heavenly Mother; moving through the passageway of her Heart, you gain possession of the immense treasure of the divine and burning charity of the Heart of Christ.

In the rosary you become formed for the perfect glory of the Father with the frequent repetition of the prayer Jesus taught you: ‘Our Father who art in heaven…’

You are also formed for the everlasting adoration of the Most Holy Trinity with the recital of the Glory Be.

Today your heavenly Mother asks you to make use of the holy rosary as the most efficacious weapon for fighting in the great battle, under the command of the Woman Clothed with the Sun.

Give your support to my invitation; multiply your cenacles of prayer and fraternity; consecrate yourselves to my Immaculate Heart; frequently recite the holy rosary! Then the powerful Red Dragon will be shackled by this chain, and his margin of action will become ever more restricted. In the end he will be left impotent and harmless.

The miracle of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart will be made manifest to all.

– Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. October 7, 1983. Feast of Our Lady of Rosary, Anniversary of the Victory at Lepanto. Message #275