The night the boys and Ursula arrived at the Grotto at the same time, not by pre-arrangement but by coincidence. They said they felt they should come. Our Blessed Lady appeared and prayed with the people as she always did. Between prayers the boys would see and hear Our Blessed Lady saying the Rosary in a soft voice, which could be stern when giving one of her warnings. But the interesting thing is that she never used her own name e.g. Hail – full of grace and again Holy …. Mother of God…. Once Our Blessed Lady appeared to the boys, she took over and directed everything – asking for prayers and hymns, then speaking her messages sending wonderful visions.
Frequently a decade of the Rosary was recited in Irish. When this first happened, the boys noticed her lips were moving in a different fashion and they suddenly realised that she was answering in Irish. Our Blessed Lady asked for several Rosaries. Then she said to the boys, I LOVE THE IRISH PEOPLE , and again, I AM PRAYING WITH THE PEOPLE TO GOD TO FORGIVE THE IRISH PEOPLE ,and, I WANT THE IRISH PEOPLE TO SPREAD MY MESSAGE TO THE WORLD. When asked how this could be done she replied YE HAVE WAYS YOURSELVES OF SPREADING MY MESSAGE
THE WORLD MUST IMPROVE (said several times)
IF THE PEOPLE WOULD IMPROVE AND PRAY, GOD WOULD SAVE IRELAND.
I WANT THE PEOPLE TO ACCEPT MY MESSAGE FROM YOU
THE PEOPLE MUST PRAY MORE
THE PEOPLE MUST GO TO MASS MORE, AND RECEIVE MY SON MORE OFTEN.
I WANT THE PEOPLE TO BELIEVE.
THE WORLD HAS TEN YEARS TO IMPROVE, IT MUST IMPROVE TEN TIMES.
I WANT THE PEOPLE TO STOP SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT ME AND NOT BE MOCKING ME. These messages were delivered with pauses, prayers and hymns intervening. Mrs. Cliffe told the boys to ask Our Blessed Lady would she and Barrys mother see her. Our Blessed Lady answered, THEY SHALL, and so they did later.
Barrys father then asked a question through the boys – Could Our Lady intercede with Our Lord to have the weather improved to enable the farmers to save the harvest? Our Blessed Lady replied WHEN THE PEOPLE WILL PRAY THE WEATHER WILL IMPROVE
A note was passed to the boys, which read What about Dermot? Tom asked the question and Our Blessed Lady immediately disappeared, to be replaced by Our Divine Lord. He was dressed in a red robe and pointed his finger at Tom, who then got a sharp hammering pain in his ears, for about five seconds, which made him cringe. Our Divine Lord and His Blessed Mother were then seen to talk together, but Tom did not hear them speaking. Our Divine Lord left and Our Blessed Lady said SORRY
(A year later Dermots mother said that Dermot is both deaf and dumb)
Shortly after this Tom received the vision of:
The apostles sitting on the floor in an up stairs room. Our Blessed Lady was also present. One of the apostles talking to another. Outside in the street, slave with chains on their legs were being whipped along by soldiers. The latter wore red cloaks and golden coloured helmets with a plume like a foxs tail or large feather slanting backwards. In front rode a soldier on a white horse. In the room Our Divine Lord suddenly appeared among the apostles. They all nodded their heads except one. This apostle then rose to his feet as Our Divine Lord approached him, showing his hands and feet. Thomas, of course it was he, then put his finger on one of Our Divine Lords hands and one on His feet.
Barry had a vision of grass growing rapidly in front of Our Blessed Lady, nearly covering her and then splitting in two, showing Our Blessed Lady as previously seen in the first vision with the apostles at both sides.
Both the boys also received the following visions:
(a) Our Divine Lord dressed in a white rove, His arms down by His sides, and also with His arms outstretched.
(b) Our Divine Lord dressed in red robe with His Heart bleeding. The holes were visible in His Hands and feet (the Sacred Heart.)
(c) Behind the statue three indistinct cloaked persons faces blank.
The boys got very tired this night and told Our Blessed Lady that they would have to go. She replied THAT IS ALRIGHT, I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.