This night Our Blessed Lady asked many times for the hymn
Peace is Flowing Like a River. It happened like this.
Tom and Barry heard Our Lady singing the hymn, but not being familiar with it, they relayed the words. Members of the crowd recognised it as
Peace is Flowing Like a River
Our Blessed Lady said,
GOD IS PLEASED WITH IRELAND, IRELAND WILL BE SAVED.
I WANT THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND TO CONVEY MY MESSAGE TO THE WORLD
I AM PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND I BLESS THEM
The boys then received this vision:
The apostles were out in a boat in a great storm. Our Divine Lord was sleeping in an elevated position in the bow or stern. The apostles were afraid as the boat was lashed by the wind and rain, the rough waters splashing into the boat. The apostles woke Our Divine Lord from his sleep and he stood up and said, BE NOT AFRAID, I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU He held up his hand and said RAIN GO BACK TO THE CLOUDS the wind stopped and the sun shone out on calmed waters. The apostles much relieved, appeared happy.
Shortly afterwards Our Blessed Lady said,
I WANT URSULA TO HELP YOU TO MAKE THE PEOPLE BELIEVE YOU
I AM HAPPY WITH THE THREE OF YOU
The boys said that Our Lady was singing Peace is Flowing Like a River and the people joined in.
Our Lady continued
THE WORLD MUST BEHAVE
I WANT THE WORLD TO BELIEVE ME
I WANT THE WORLD TO GET MY MESSAGE
I WANT ALL OF YE TO TELL THE WORLD
YE HAVE WAYS YOURSELVES OF TELLING THE WORLD
MY MESSAGE IS PEACE AND PRAYER AND NO MORE FIGHTING IN THE WORLD.
This night the boys also saw the vision of the Nativity.
Tom (who saw part of this scene only) described three tribes of people of about fifty people in each tribe, converging down three roads. The three leaders were riding camels, and each tribe had a pack of camels. The tribes met and all lay down in the open for the night. The three leaders awoke and arising and taking a camel, they followed a bright star.
Tom’s vision stopped there, but Barry’s vision started where Tom’s left off:
The three wise men, on foot, leading a pack camel and following the star, arrived at the stable. As Barry looked at it, one lantern illuminated the interior. Mary was to the right and leaning over the little wooden manger. (Barry could not see into the manger as the scene was above eye level) Joseph was to the left, the cow and donkey to the right and left respectively, both lying down. The shepherds and two lambs were to the front. There appeared to be wooden stalls at the back of the stable.
Again, the boys heard Our Blessed Lady singing, Peace is Flowing Like a River
Our Blessed Lady then said I WILL MAKE A MOVEMENT TO THE PEOPLE. As this was announce over the PA system, the excitement in the Grotto could be sensed. She then said, THANKS FOR THE HYMNS and then after a pause I WANT MORE PRAYERS.
But then things began to happen. The boys and some of the people around began to see her head move looking towards the road. The boys relayed. She is turning her head towards the road.Then after a pause. She is moving her fingers and in excitement Her fingers are moving. The people around the boys were saying, Yes, her fingers are moving, she is moving.These excited voices came across the PA She is moving – she is moving her head. I see her, she is moving sideways. Oh dear God. Then there were gasps around the Grotto as many people were seeing the figure turning several times towards the people on the road. Other people more fortunate were seeing the apparition of Our Blessed Lady herself as she turned towards the road.
Shortly afterwards one of the boys said, She has the Child Jesus in her arms. Many people saw this, Our Blessed Lady – a young woman with blue eyes, tanned face, wearing a veil – although the boys were seeing the flowing golden hair. She wore a dark gown which they descried as being a reddish brown colour. This was the only time Our Blessed Lady appeared thus dressed. The Child Jesus was smiling down at the people as was Our Blessed Lady. He raised His little arms up. One arm appeared to be around Our Ladys neck. Through the boys. Ursula asked if Our Blessed Lady wished the people to continue coming to the Grotto to pray. She replied I WANT THE PEOPLE TO COME BUT NOT IN LARGE NUMBERS. Mindful that the Grotto could not ccommodate the huge numbers endeavouring to get in. Our Blessed Lady was then asked if she would like the people to stay all night and she said I LIKE THE COMPANY
She then said, YE MUST BELIEVE.
Suddenly one of the boys said, She is coming down. By now the atmosphere in the Grotto was mystical. Our Blessed Lady through the boys said: I HOPE MOST OF THE PEOPLE SAW ME. Members of the crowd were heard to say Yes! Yes, we did, Oh God… Then through the boys, I HOPE MOST OF THE PEOPLE BELIEVE ME. Gasps of astonishment again resounded around the Grotto, as many saw visions, BE NOT AFRAID, I WILL NOT HURT YOU, she said.
The boys relayed to the crowds. She is walking down, she is near the little tree – her hair is blowing in the wind – she is happy.
At this stage people were inclined to back away in fright. But Our Blessed Lady reassured them, BE NOT AFRAID, I WILL NOT HURT YOU. After a pause there were more gasps as many people saw visions. Our Blessed Lady then said the following. The boys could see her as the full apparition of the Blessed Lady.
THE WORLD MUST BEHAVE (said several times during the night)
BE NOT AFRAID (as people were still apprehensive)
I HOPE YOU BELIEVE ME
I WANT THE PEOPLE OUT ON THE ROAD TO SEE ME.
I WANT THE PEOPLE TO COME IN AND SEE ME, BECAUSE I WILL LEAVE SOON.
However, there was no way the people could get in because those inside did not want to leave.