APOCALYPSE 12:1. “And a great sign appeared in heaven; A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.”
The Woman of the Apocalypse as described above applies to the Church on Earth as “Children of Light” united under the Blue Mantle of the Blessed Virgin Mary engaged in the ongoing conflict with the ancient Serpent. In Genesis 3:15 God said to the Serpent, “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed; she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” This ancient prophecy has yet to be completed. Final victory over the Serpent will only come to pass after man heeds the warning of the Mother of God. Through Her intercession Christ will crush the Serpent and chain him to the bottomless pit.
It is important to the study of the Apocalypse to understand the role the Woman of the Apocalypse. the Blessed Virgin Mary’s role is in this End Times scenario. This Virgin of the Revelation through Her Apparitions on Earth for the past 150 years “is being sent by God to open this book” (of the Apocalypse) as given to Father Gobbi by Mary, #366; for it has been entrusted to Her by the Most Holy Trinity. It is this Virgin of Virgins Who through Her many prophetic visions and revelations, is imparting an understanding of the secrets, the mysteries, and the enigmas contained in this last book of the Bible. It is the Blessed Virgin Mary Who is giving true meaning to this book. It is Her messages given at many apparition sites around the world through the centuries that is decoding the cryptic codes, unraveling the enigmatic mysteries, and shedding light upon the secrets of the apocalyptic age in which we now live. By doing so She will crush the head of the Old Serpent and triumph victorious with Christ and the Saints of the Latter Days as this ultimate cosmic conflict of the ages between Good and Evil comes to a climax.
“I am the Virgin of Revelation. I will bring you to the full understanding of Sacred Scripture. Above all. I will read to you the pages of its last book, which you are living…”
Virgin Mary to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, April 24, 1980, #198.
“I have wanted to enlighten you concerning the pages of the Apocalypse which refer to the times you are living through. This is to prepare you with me, for the … great struggle which is on the point of being fought out between your heavenly Mother and all the forces of evil…”
Virgin Mary to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, June 17, 1989, #407.