Our Lady
of Soufanieh

On November 22, 1982, three women of different faiths Orthodox, Catholicism, Islam stood in prayer around a sickbed in the Soufanieh neighborhood of Damascus. Seeing light, then oil, coming from the Catholic woman’s hands, the Moslem woman urged her to put them on the sick person, who was instantly healed. Thus began the spiritual career of Myrna, a member of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, then only 18 and recently married to Nicolas Nazzour, of the Antiochan Greek Orthodox Church.

First apparition of the Holy Virgin - Wednesday, December 15, 1982
Given Myrna's state of panic, the first message was given to her on the second apparition.

Second apparition, First message - Saturday, December 18, 1982, 11:37 pm
My children,
Remember God, because God is with us.
You know all things and yet you know nothing.
Your knowledge is an incomplete knowledge.
But the day will come when you will know all things the way God knows Me.
Do good to those who do evil.
And do not harm anyone.
I have given you oil more than you have asked for,
but I shall give you something much more powerful than oil.
Repent and have faith, and remember Me in your joy.
Announce My Son the Emmanuel.
He who announces Him is saved, and he who does not announce Him, his faith is vain.
Love one another.
I am not asking for money to give to churches, nor for money to distribute to the poor.
I am asking for love.
Those who distribute their money to the poor and to churches,
but have no love, those are nothing.
I shall visit homes more often, because those who go to church, sometimes, do not go there to pray.
I am not asking you to build Me a church, but a shrine.
Do not turn away anyone who asks for help.

Third apparition, Second message - Saturday, January 8, 1983, 11:37 pm
The Virgin was crying.
She told Myrna: "It's all right."
Myrna was also crying, while shouting, "The Virgin is crying!"
At last, the Virgin withdrew, but before disappearing, She smiled softly.

Fourth apparition, Third message - Monday, February 21, 1983, 9:30 pm
My children, Let it be said between us, I have come back here.
Do not insult the haughty who are devoid of humility.
The humble person craves other people's remarks to correct his shortcomings, while the corrupt and haughty neglects, rebels, becomes hostile.Forgiveness is the best thing.
He who pretends to be pure and loving before people, is impure before God. I would like to request something from you, a word that you will engrave in your memory, that you shall always repeat: God saves me, Jesus enlightens me, the Holy Spirit is my life, thus I fear nothing.
Is it not so, My son Joseph ?
Forbear and forgive. Forbear much less than the Father has forborne.

Fifth apparition, Fourth message - Thursday, March 24, 1983, 9:30 pm
My children, My mission has ended.
That night, the Angel told Me:
"Blessed are thou amongst women."
And I was only able to tell Him that "I am the Servant of the Lord."
I am happy.
I Myself do not deserve to tell you: "Your sins are forgiven."
But My God has said it.
Establish a church. I did not say: "Build a church."
The Church that Jesus adopted is One Church, because Jesus is One.
The Church is the kingdom of Heaven on earth.
He who has divided it has sinned.
And he who has rejoiced from its division has also sinned.
Jesus built it. It was small.
And when it grew, it became divided.
He who divided it has no love in him.
I tell you: "Pray, pray, and pray again!"
How beautiful are My children when they kneel down, imploring.
Do not fear, I am with you.
Do not be divided as the great ones are.
You, yourselves, will teach the generations THE WORD of unity, love and faith.
Pray for the inhabitants of earth and Heaven.

Message from the Holy Virgin - Friday, October 28, 1983
Do not fear, all this is happening to glorify the name of God.
Do not fear, in you I shall educate My generation.

Message from the Holy Virgin - Friday, November 4, 1983
Go down and tell them that you are My daughter before being theirs...
My heart has been consumed over My only Son.
It will not be consumed over all My children.

Message from the Holy Virgin - Friday, November 25, 1983
This is all I want.
I have not come to separate.
Your married life will remain as it is...
Would you like to come to Me?... Come...
Your willingness (to come to Me) is enough.

Message from Jesus Christ - Thursday, May 31, 1984 (Ascension Day)
My daughter,I am the Beginning and the End.
I am Truth, Freedom and Peace. My Peace, I give you.
Your peace shall not depend on what people say, be it good or bad, and think little of yourself.
He who does not seek people's approval, and does not fear their disapproval, enjoys true peace. And this is achieved through Me. Live your life, contented and independent.
The pains you have incurred for Me shall not break you.
Rather, rejoice. I am capable of rewarding you.
Your hardships will not be prolonged, and your pains will not last.
Pray with adoration, because Eternal life is worth these sufferings.
Pray for God's will to be done in you, and say:
Beloved Jesus, Grant that I rest in You above all things,
above all creatures,
above all Your angels,
above all praise,
above all rejoicing and exultation,
above all glory and honors,
above all heavenly hosts,
For You alone are the Most High,
You alone are the Almighty and Good above all things.
May You come to me and relieve me, and release me from my chains, and grant me freedom, because without You my joy is not complete, without You my table is empty.
Only then will I come to say: Here I am, because you have invited Me.

Message from the Holy Virgin - Friday, September 7, 1984
The Virgin Mary entrusts Myrna with a secret: "This is between you and Me until your death."
Myrna remembers from the message only the following words: "Live your life, but let not life prevent you from continuing to pray."

Message from the Holy Virgin - Wednesday, May 1, 1985
My children, assemble. My heart is wounded.
Do not allow My heart to break because of your divisions.
My daughter, I shall give you a gift for your hardships.

Message from the Holy Virgin (Hassaké, Syria) - Sunday, August 4, 1985
The Church is the kingdom of Heaven on earth.
He who has divided it has sinned.
And he who has rejoiced from its division has also sinned.
I am happy: do not fear, I am with you.
In you I shall educate My generation.

Message from the Holy Virgin - Wednesday, August 14, 1985
Happy anniversary. It is always a feast for Me whenever I see you all gathered together.
Your prayer is My feast. Your faith is My feast.
The union of your hearts is My feast.

Message from Jesus Christ - Saturday, September 7, 1985
I am the Creator. I created Her, so that She could create Me.
Rejoice from the joy of Heaven, because the Daughter of the Father and the Mother of God and the Spouse of the Spirit is born. Exult from the exultation of the earth, because your salvation is fulfilled.