Today, a friend of my other website The Catholic Monitor send me this text:
Here is what I could find on the apparitions:
A: Apparitions to Pierina Gilli, a nurse, are said to have taken place in 1947 (7/13; 10/28; 11/22; and 12/8). On the first occasion, Mary was clothed in a purple dress, her heart pierced by three swords. Her message can be summarized as: "Prayer, sacrifice, repentence."
During the subsequent appearances, Mary was dressed in white with three roses on her breast. On July 13, she asked that the thirteenth of each month be commemorated as a Marian day. She called herself mysterious or mystical rose and asked people to repent for sins against faith and morals. She called the noon hour of Dec. 8, 1947 an "hour of grace."
Also, a statue of Mary as Rosa Mystica
was alleged to have shed tears at St. John of God parish in Chicago, IL
from May, 1984 until, at least, 1992. The phenomenon started after some
of the parishoners (including the pastor) visited the original shrine at
Montichiari. However, the archdiocesan investigation could not rule out
natural causes and decided there was "no evidence of a miracle" in
1987. Stephen Roszell released a film documentary on this phenomenon in