God promises peace to those in the state of His grace. The heavenly host of angels announced at the birth of Jesus to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rest.” (Lk. 2:14). This peace is personal and interior. It is the “peace of God that surpasses all understanding.” (Phil. 4:7).
External peace in the world is not simply the absence of war. Our Lady of America said that “the false peace of this world lures [her children] and in the end will destroy them.” (Diary 12). She also said, “Peace is from within, not from without. If mankind were at peace with itself, there would be peace in the world. Man will only have peace if he has in his heart that true love of neighbor that springs form a whole-hearted love for my Son.”(Diary 10).
St. Augustine said that true peace is “the tranquility of order.” It is the fruit of justice and charity whereby there is respect for the dignity of all persons from conception to natural death; respect for the natural rights of persons; the safeguarding of their goods and the practice of charity. (See CCC 2304). Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Mt. 5:9).
However, because of original sin, people get angry, desire revenge and commit violence in disobedience to the fifth commandment, “You shall not kill.” The ultimate expression of this is war. “Because of the evils and injustices that accompany all war, the Church insistently urges everyone to prayer and to action so that the divine Goodness may free us from the ancient bondage of war.” (CCC 2307). This is the desire of Our Lady of America for peace but she needs our help.
On November 8, 1954, Our Lady of America spoke to Sister Mildred and said, “The Divine Trinity will dwell in your midst only if you are faithful in practicing the virtues of our life at Nazareth. Then, you also, my children, you also will become another paradise. God will then walk among you and you will have peace. I need your help to bring peace into the world. Do not disappoint me.”
Later, Our Lady’s warnings and pleadings for peace came insistently to Sister Mildred again and again. On the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, October 7, 1957, Our Lady said:
My beloved daughter, what I am about to tell you concerns in a particular way my children in America. Unless they do penance by mortification and self-denial and thus reform their lives, God will visit them with punishments hitherto unknown to them.
My child, there will be peace, as has been promised, but not until my children are purified and cleansed from defilement, and clothed thus with the white garment of grace, are made ready to receive this peace, so long promised and so long held back because of the sins of men.
My dear children, either you will do as I desire and reform your lives, or God Himself will need to cleanse you in the fires of untold punishment. You must be prepared to receive His great gift of peace. If you will not prepare yourselves, God will Himself be forced to do so in His justice and mercy.
On March 11, 1958, Our Lady said, “My holy spouse [St. Joseph] has an important part to play in bringing peace to the world.” On, March 19, 1958, St. Joseph appeared to Sister and said:
Dear child, I was king in the little home of Nazareth, for I sheltered within it the Prince of Peace and the Queen of Heaven. To me they looked for protection and sustenance, and I did not fail them.
I received from them the deepest love and reverence, for in me they saw Him Whose place I took over them.
So the head of the family must be loved, obeyed, and respected, and in return be a true father and protector to those under his care.
In honoring in a special way my fatherhood, you also honor Jesus and Mary. The Divine Trinity has placed into our keeping the peace of the world.
The imitation of the Holy Family, my child, of the virtues we practiced in our little home at Nazareth is the way for all souls to that peace which comes from God alone and which none other can give.
The Sacred Hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph have been chosen by the Most Holy Trinity to bring peace to the world. That is why they request special love and honor and, in particular, reparation and imitation.
On January 23, 1981 Sister Mildred wrote:
What I detect most strongly . . . is the shortness of time allotted to us to pray and make the necessary sacrifices to bring about world peace. There is an urgency about Our Lady and when she speaks which leaves no doubts as to the closeness of the terrible purification that is about to fall upon all nations. Every one of us knows, in a personal way, the sacrifices expected of us. This is a responsibility to be decided upon by each individual and carried out in that manner with love and trust in God’s mercy. God never fails those who put all their love and trust in Him. We have nothing to fear then if we do our part. But we must begin now because time is running out.
If possible, the family Rosary should be prayed everyday with as many members of the family who may be present.
The prayer, To the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of United States, should be prayed once a day and perhaps more than once if this can be done.
It is evident that the Forces of Evil are enveloping the world. Their hatred, however, is now particularly focused on the United States because of the Divine Mandate given to it to lead the world to peace.
This hatred is now expressed in international terrorism. That is why we should heed the warning delivered by St. Michael the Archangel to Sister Mildred on May 8, 1957:
I am Michael, Angel Captain of the Lord God of Hosts. I come to announce the coming of the kingdom, the kingdom of peace. The time is at hand. Repent, bestir yourselves, O sons of men, repent and make ready your hearts that the King may establish His Kingdom within you. Do not delay, or the time of grace will pass and with it the peace you seek.