From Forums of the Virgin Mary [initial translation, unedited]:
Many of the lacrimations have been accepted by the local bishops.
We can cite memorable cases such as the statue of Our Lady of Akita, who cried 101 times in Japan.
Or Our Lady of Tears of Syracuse, Italy, where an image of the Virgin cried in the home of a newly married couple and then the bishop instituted that dedication.
Or the Virgin of Peace of Civitavecchia, also in Italy, who cried in the house of a family; the bishop ordered her destroyed (with bleeding eyes) because he did not believe in this type of demonstration, but then he fell to his knees asking for forgiveness when she cried in his hands.
And this to mention only three invocations about which we have made videos, but there are many more.
In the 80s of the last century these tears hit a peak, but in the first two decades of the 21st century they have had a boom like never before. [SD — This is the opinion of authors].
Among the Eastern Orthodox churches the phenomena are known and spread more than in the West, where the Catholic Church predominates, probably because the West has been infested more by rationalism, which expels the supernatural from any explanation.
And that has penetrated into the Church.
So it is common to hear priests say that they do not believe in any apparition and even hide supernatural events that happen in their parishes.
The poisonous fruit of this deceptive tree infected many pastors, theologians, and, finally, laypeople, although among them there is still something of that sense of wonder that still remains outside the West.
They have achieved the neutralization of the infantile faith that Our Lord requested, in vast portions of the Church.
The truth is that Our Lady is crying in numerous images around the world and it is not a fraud, and then we must ask why she is doing it.
A clue is given to us by John Paul II on a visit to the Shrine of “Our Lady of Tears” in Syracuse; in the same sense as what she told Father Gobbi as we will see, she said that,
“The tears of the Virgin bear witness to the presence of the Mother.”
And a mother cries when she sees her children threatened by some evil, spiritual or physical.
They are tears of pain, for those who reject God’s love and for oppressed and broken humanity.
They are tears of prayer because she raises her supplicating prayer for those who do not pray, for those who are stubborn and closed, so as not to listen to God.
And they are tears of hope, that wish to soften hardened hearts, so that they repent, and weep for all those who have not wept for their sins.
And Sister Lucía de Fátima said during the Virgin’s appearances in Pontevedra that they are tears that her heart produces, surrounded by thorns for the offenses and injuries that hurt her.
Therefore we can say that the tears that we see in an image of the Blessed Virgin are because of the pain that her children cause her in her heart because they sin, they do not convert, they do not hear her warnings, and they even insult her.
Now, in the 1990s, Father Stefano Gobbi [allegedly] received an explanation from herself who told him that her tears are also related to the purification events that are coming to humanity.
On December 31, 1990 she asked him to pray,
“To ask for the salvation of this world, which has now touched the depths of impiety and impurity, injustice and selfishness, hatred and violence, sin and evil,” she said.
She told him about the efforts she has been making in these decades.
“How many times and in how many ways have I personally intervened to urge you to conversion and return to the Lord.
“I stood under the Cross of Jesus, and now I am under the cross that each of my children carries. I am under the Cross that the Church and all these poor sinners of humanity carry today. Because I am the true Mother and the true co-redemptrix.”
One of the Lord’s efforts has been through the manifestation in her images. “From the eyes of this image of myself, I have caused miraculous tears to fall more than a hundred times and over the course of several years.”
But she expressed her sadness and dismay at the answer,
“They haven’t listened to me. They have continued walking the path of rejection of God and his law of love. The ten commandments of the Lord are continuously and publicly violated.”
Therefore she cries because humanity does not accept her maternal invitation to conversion and to her return to the Lord.
And mankind continues to stubbornly run down the path of rebellion against God and against his law of love.
“Because in great numbers, the souls of my children are being lost and going to hell.”
And because very few are those who agree to the Lord’s request to pray, repair, suffer and make sacrifices.
“The Lord is openly denied, outraged, and blasphemed. His heavenly Mother is publicly despised and ridiculed. My requests are not being accepted ; you don’t believe in the signs I’m giving.”
The loss of faith especially hurts.
“The apostasy has spread, the errors at this time are being spread and accepted by the majority, and the faith of many has been extinguished.”
And he not only complains about the estrangement from God and the loss of faith, but also about the behavior of human beings among them, He says,
“The precept of love of neighbor is violated daily by selfishness, hatred, violence, and the division that has entered families and society.”
And this is why violent and bloody wars take place between the nations of the earth.
He also expressed that Heaven cries for the institution of the Church, that
“Follow the path of division, loss of true faith, apostasy and errors spread more and more without anyone opposing them.”
And mysteriously says,
“What I predicted at Fatima and what I have revealed here in the third message entrusted to a little daughter of mine, is in the process of being fulfilled.”
It probably refers to what has been mentioned that an unknown part of the third secret of Fatima is the apostasy in the Church.
And he says that she cries because during this time, she has intervened many times, to obtain from the Lord the gift of his Divine Mercy.
But now the time has been fulfilled and the moment has come when mercy will join with divine justice, for the purification of the earth.
Then cry for what will happen because of this rebellion against God and against neighbor, she says to Father Gobbi,
“You have entered the painful times of purification and sufferings must increase for all.
Even my Church needs to be purified of the evils that have struck her and that make her experience moments of agony and her painful passion.”
And in this scenario it says that,
“For the Church the moment of her great test has come, because the man of iniquity will establish himself within her and the abomination of desolation will enter the holy temple of God.”
She is talking about the antichrist and the false prophet.
And she adds, “The hours you are about to live are among the most serious and painful.”
And then she asks us for effort, which will in turn be a remedy, she says,
“Pray, suffer, offer, repair with me, who am the Mother of intercession and reparation.”
And to those truly consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart and to the faithful remnant, she also asks them to prepare to receive Christ in the splendor of His glory, because the great day of the Lord has already arrived.
In other words, purification is what will bring us to Jesus Christ.
Well, so far what we wanted to tell you about the reasons why the images of the Virgin Mary are manifested with tears, and tears of oil and blood.
And I would like to ask you if it has happened to you, that some image sheds tears, or that you have seen one do it?