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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.

1 Comment

  • Maria Teresa Thomas
    Posted January 16, 2024 3:20 am 0Likes

    I first discovered Our Lady of Soufanieh in June of 2011. I had been praying and making rosaries since 2006 after a serious trauma and returning to the Faith but avoiding the sacraments. I made a complete confession to a very pious Roman priest on February 23, 2012 and had a healing and a euphoria that lasted over three weeks. I credit my faith in Our Lady of Soufanieh for the healing and the change in brain function. I began attending liturgies in both the Roman and Greek churches after that. The parameters of my faith have expanded because of it and my own devotion and theological understanding has grown because of it. I consider myself a Soufanieh devotee and promote it whenever I can. I do not believe I would have had the healing in the confessional without my exposure to Soufanieh, Myrna, and the messages.

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