The missionary father Candido Maffeis (that young boy who, in the
course of the 2nd apparition, had Adelaide ask Our Lady whether
he would become a priest) said during an interview:
"These last forty
years, instead of exhausting the people's faith in Our Lady as appeared
at Ghiaie, have shown a thread, let's call it underground or celestial
if you want, that has kept alive the confidence that Mary will get
things straight herself, because men have blundered and confounded
people, ideas, messages and personal passions, both ideological
and scientific, using a too human and sectarian standard, and have
stifled and blurred the luminous historic event of Ghiaie
Admission to the place of the apparitions at Torchio di Ghiaie di
Bonate is free. Everyone may go and pray whenever one likes, by
day or night.
The flow of pilgrims is incessant above all on Saturdays and Sundays,
every 13th of the month and during the anniversaries of the apparitions.
Help us with your
prayers so that Our Lady of the Ghiaie, Queen of the Family, may
triumph at last.