Statement by Mother María Shimani de Montserrat:
“After August 8, 2007, the Virgin Mary began to appear to Friar Elías del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and to me at least once a month. In one of these occasions, Our Lady requested us to go to Brazil, specifically to the Light-Community of Figueira, in Minas Gerais, with the purpose of speaking of the Apparitions with the founder of the Community, José Trigueirinho Netto, and inform him that She also wanted to appear at that location.
We gathered all the courage we had available and, just like the Virgin had instructed, we travelled to the Light-Community of Figueira. There, we shared group life for around two weeks, without knowing how we were to address Trigueirinho to explain what was happening.
However, when we talked, he told us that he had been waiting for a long time for the arrival of the Mother of humanity in Figueira.
Thus, on January 25, 2008, the Virgin Mary appeared privately to a small group at the place known today as the Hill of the Apparitions, in the Marian Center of Figueira.
That day, Trigueirinho knelt down before the Apparition of the Virgin and offered Her everything he had, which was his life and his community, so that She could have this place available to do Her task. And so it was.
From then on, we had private Apparitions every 13th and 25th of each month, during the years of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
These were years of profound conversions, prayer, preparation and purification for ourselves as visionaries and also of the communities, preparing us for what would come afterwards.
On August 18, 2011, we were in the Light-Community of Aurora, in the north of Paysandu Department, in Uruguay. It was dawn when Friar Elías knocked on my bedroom door and told me that the Virgin Mary had woken him up, She wanted to speak to us.
We went to the orange groves that are on the field of the community and the Divine Mother appeared there and asked both of us if we were willing to definitively renounce our lives and accompany Her in a worldwide task through public Apparitions.
We said yes, that we would always accompany Her in whatever She needed, in total obedience.
Thus, public Apparitions began.
On November 15 of this same year, 2011, the Virgin Mary began to transmit Her daily messages, and they continue to this day*.
On November 15, 2012, when the daily messages completed one year, Our Lady made an Apparition in the Marian Center of Aurora and announced that She would appear to one more visionary, then calling Sister Lucía de Jesús, who was already a consecrated nun of the Grace Mercy Order. From this day on, Sister Lucía began to also participate in this task with the Sacred Hearts.”
(*) June 2020