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Audio Recording of the Cenacle Led by Fr. Gobbi on September 10, 1994 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Venue: Convocation Hall, University of Toronto

Date & Time: September 10, 1994 (Saturday), 1 p.m. 

Tracks 1 & 2

  • Introduction by Deacon Rev. / Dr. Bob MacDonald

  • Fr. Jim Duffy’s first talk

Tracks 3 & 4

  • Fr. Jim Duffiy’s second talk

  • Introduction of Fr. Gobbi by Fr. Geremia


Tracks 5 & 6

  • Fr. Gobbi led the recitation of the Glorious Mystery of the Holy Rosary

  • Fr. Gobbi blessed religious items

  • Holy Mass (not recorded)


Tracks 7 & 8

  • Fr. Gobbi’s Homily

  • Closing

Track 1


  • Introduction.  Hymn – “Come Holy Ghost”.


  • Introduction of Fr. Jim Duffy.

  • Overview of programme: 3:30p.m. Holy Rosary followed by Holy Mass, a homily by Fr. Gobbi.

  • Introduction of the MC of the cenacle: Deacon/Rev./Dr. Bob MacDonald.


  • MC Bob MacDonald gave introduction.


  • First talk by Fr. Jim Duffy’s talk began.

  • Prayer of Pope John 23rd: a prayer fitting as the opening of a cenacle because it contains the essence of church renewal in many centuries. Prayer, unity, Mary, together with our Holy Father.


  • An unusual headline from the secular magazine Newsweek: The pope is driven by his foreboding that the world is heading to a moral apocalypse – Book of Revelation.  End time. Struggle of antichrist.

  • In 1976 – Pope John Paul II visited United States. He said “We are now facing the final confrontation between the church and the anti-church.”  Not sure if the majority of the North American people are aware of this.

  • Point to the last day of this century.  End of the century.  Christianity almost vanished.

  • Pope John Paul II talks about the Millennium. Year 2000. Year of the Jubilee. Celebration.  Spring time of the church.  A new civilization of love. New era of peace.


  • Why are we all here today? Because our Lady has called us.

  • Jan 1, 1990 “I am the Mother of the Second Advent”.  I have been chosen by the most Holy Trinity to become mother of the Second Advent. The second coming of Jesus.

  • 1974, “Today, I want to lead you by the hand like a mother”.

  • March, 1984, The whole church must assemble in the protection of my Immaculate Heart.


  • Why cenacle? Our Lady explained.

  • Now, as you are waiting for the second outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you too must come together with me, Mary, in prayer, in unity with the Holy father, to be one mind, one heart. That’s what a cenacle is.


  • Our lady tells us what she wants us to do at the cenacle.

  • 1974: Remain with her so that she can teach and form all of us in Christ.


  • Nothing can be renewed without love. We must love one another.


  • She sums up the challenge. So simple.

  • July 24, 1974, “it is only through humility and littleness that it can now encounter the ability to look upon the Lord”. That is the heart of the Gospel.

  • Fr. Duffy: “I believe in the Marian Movement of Priests because it is the heart of the Gospel speaking.” 


  • Let them consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart. To everyone who consecrates themselves to me, I return in promise - salvation, you and your family, safety from errors, protection from the evil ones.


  • As you mother, I was the means chosen by Jesus that through me, all of you may reach him.


  • July 16, 1980, “I am the way which leads you to Jesus. I am the safest and the shortest way, the necessary way for each of you.


  • What have we learned so far?

  1. Mary is the chosen mean to defeat Satan, to renew the church and to bring and the Eucharistic reign of our Lord and Saviour Jesus.

  2. From the book and from Fatima, God wants us to consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

  3. Cenacles.  The Church comes together praying with Mary, unity, one mind, one heart, always with Peter. Always with the Pope.


  • Story happened in the Island of Carriacou in the West Indies. 


  • St. Ignatius of Antioch: “Christianity shows its greatness when it is hated by the world”.


  • People will love God first, neighbour second and I, we, third.

  • Our world will finally reflect the Glory for which it was created. We are created to know him, to love him and to serve him.

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Track 2


  • Hymn – “Here I am Lord”


  • MC Bob MacDonald led the prayer of the Litany of our Blessed mother.


  • MC Bob MacDonald led the reciting the Act of Consecration.  Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


  • MC Bob MacDonald led the Prayer of Reparation.


  • Hymn – “Immaculate Mary”

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Track 3


  • Second talk by Fr. Jim Duffy began.  Talk is entitled “Our Lady’s Plan”.

  • Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus’ and Mary’s.

  • Coming back from the Cairo conference, Pope John Paul said: “we are in disturbing time. I am returning to the Vatican to combat United Nation’s project to destroy family.”


  • Final confrontation between the church and the antichurch.

  • A battle most people in North American are not aware of.

  • In AMOS, God always tells his people what he is doing through his prophets - Our Lady.

  • Talk on use of contraception, sterilization, abortion, homosexual as a way of life…


  • Culture of death.

  • Christian value. Holy Spirit cannot change on Faith and moral.

  • Church is committed to human dignity.


  • How to fight this battle?

  • Led the church to the next Millennium with prayer and with various initiatives. Not enough.

  • Led with suffering. Why now?

  • Year of the family.  Because the definition of family is under attack.


  • Another surprise.  Pope John Paul II: “It is my duty to explain the threat facing family to the powerful of the world. What argument do I have? I am left with the argument of suffering – the Cross. How do I explain to them?”

  • Our Lady responded on April 29 1977: “No one will be able to obstruct my plan, which I have long since been preparing for the salvation of the Church. I will place each one of you in the proper post. In one hand, you will have the crown of the Rosary and in the other, the Cross of my Son…..”

  • Suffering is our weapon.  The Cross of Jesus is the answer to all our problems. 


  • Second line of action. A line of support, action. Pray and suffer.

  • I will grant them the comfort of my habitual and extraordinary presence.  For my Immaculate Heart will be the Altar on which they will be immolated for the salvation of the world and renewal of the Church.


  • Pope John Paul II:  “Through Mary, I woud like to express my gratitude for this gift of suffering.”

  • Suffering is not our enemy, sin is.


  • Sept 15, 1986, “Only in the way (suffering) can we break open together the golden door of the divine Heart of my Son Jesus, so that He may be able to cause to descend soon, upon the Church and upon humanity, the river of Grace and of fire of his merciful love, which will make all things new.”.

  • How do we transform our sufferings?

  • Learn from the three children from Fatima – Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta.

  • Aug 8, 1986, Mother of the Eucharist.  Only Jesus in the Eucharist will give to the whole church the strength in the complete renewal.

  • Aug 21, 1987 – “The coming of the glorious reign of Christ will coincide with the greatest splendor of the Eucharist.  Christ will restore his glorious reign in the universal triumph of his Eucharist reign, which will unfold in all its power and will have the capacity to change hearts, souls, individual, families, society and the very structure of the world.”


  • All will be converted.


  • Gospel peace: Jesus Christ first, family second, and I third.

  • Gospel order restored in the life in each one of us.

  • Practical advice from our Lady.  April 3, 1983. Live without fear.  Cenacle of prayer with me and through me. Then, the Holy Spirit will come down.  Comfort will come.


  • You must become the apostles of the end time.

  1. Mary is the chosen as the mean by the Holy Trinity to defeat Satan, to renew the church and to usher in the Eucharistic triumphant reign of Jesus Christ.

  2. Consecration to Jesus, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is the arming on which we will become children again.

  3. Church must come together in cenacles, united to the Pope.

  4. Only through suffering, by transforming suffering, you would become a saint.

  5. Only through the Eucharist.

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Track 4


  • Recitation of prayer given by Pope John 23rd.


  • Recitation of prayer given by Fr. Gobbi.


  • Fatima Hymn Ave Maria. Hymn – “Spirit of the Living God”.


  • Words of appreciation to those who helped organize the cenacle. 

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Track 5


  • Hymn – “O Santissima”


  • Introduction of Fr. Gobbi and Fr. Francis Geremia.

  • Why do we call this a cenacle?  Recreate here in this great hall the reality that existed in the small hall, the cenacle, in Jerusalem, where the apostles and disciples reunited in fraternity.


  • Fr. Gobbi led the recitation of the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary in Italian with Fr. Francis leading the responses in English (First three decades).

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Track 6


  • Rosary continued (Last two decades).


  • Brief talk from Fr. Gobbi.

  • Three commitments of MMP.

  1. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

  2. Unity to the Pope, Bishops and Priests.

  3. Become an apostle of Mary to spread the cenacle movement.  

  • Mary is sad from seeing the division within the church, division with the Pope.


  • Fr. Gobbi led a prayer for the Pope.


  • Blessing of Rosaries and religious items.


  • Opening hymn of the Holy Mass (not recorded) – “Immaculate Heart of Mary”.

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Track 7


  • Fr. Gobbi began his talk.


  • Opening remarks.

  • Fr. Gobbi expressed his desire to come to our homes and his love for us.


  • What unite us around the world is our great love for Mary.  Binds us together.

  • Pray to Mary. Glorify Mary.  Time of Mary has arrived. Her defeat of Satan.


  • Triumph of Mary is near.


  • You came here because Mary called you.

  • Become of the instrument of triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


  • Gone far away from God.

  • Materialistic civilization.


  • False Gods, idols: pleasure, money, pride, bodily passions, impurity (greatest of the idols).

  • Many people of this work serving idols. Betrayed their Baptism.

  • Asked us to consecrate ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  As a mother, Mary helps us to live according to our Baptism.  Baptism works in miracle within you. 

  • Take you away from the slavery of Satan.  Communicate God’s life to you through the sanctifying Grace.  God lives in you.

  • The reason of our existence is God.


  • We are not made for this earth.  We are made for Heaven.

  • God created us to know Him, to serve Him, to love Him, to enjoy (treasure) Him.

  • God is the joy of our being, our lives.

  • Our Lady tells us not to live for money, impurity, pride. Live for God.  Live for the glory of God.

  • How? by following His will, like Mary does.


  • Fr. Gobbi spoke about vocations in life.

  • Remain in joy where God has put you.


  • Story of the conversation with Ivanka at Medjugorje.  

  • Those who perform God’s will be rewarded in heaven.

  • Those who become small, the last one, because of love, to perform the will of the heavenly father will be rewarded in heaven.  Your sanctification. 


  • Your sanctification.  Call to become Holy.  Flee sin. 

  • Mary said sin is a great evil.  We are weak.  Sometimes, we fall. 

  • Metaphor of a mother caring for a baby.  She holds it in her arms.  If the baby becomes soiled, dirty, she cannot hold it in her arms anymore.  The mother would bathe it and clean off the dirt so that she can hold her baby in her arms again.  Devotion to Mary.  Mary leads us to take a bath in the fountain of divine Grace: confession. 


  • Those who are devoted to Mary go to confession often.  Soul becomes the garden of God. Flourish. Consecrated by Mary.  Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence, Fortitude, Justice, Temperance, Humility, Prayer.


  • Call to become the guardian of the Blessed Trinity.

  • You are so beautiful that our Lady will take us to Jesus, to the Eucharist.  The Eucharist becomes the sun of our lives.


  • Make Mary smile.  Make Mary even happier.

  • Applause to the Eucharistic Jesus.


  • You become the instrument of the triumph of Mary in the world. You will bring the life of Christ into the world.

  • You become the apostles of the second evangelization within the church.

  • How much our Lady is suffering today?


  • Because of division and spreading of errors.


  • Errors are taught in university.


  • Mary predicted in Fatima that the time will arrive when many will lose their Faith.  Therefore, our Lady calls us to become the instrument of unity within the church.  Unite yourself to your priests, to your bishop, to the Pope.

  • Unity with the Pope: Second commitment of the movement. 


  • You become the instrument of the child of the Immaculate Heart within the church.  Because you become the instrument of unity.  And the greatest witnesses of Faith.  Promise our Lady to be united to the Pope, your bishop and priests.

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Track 8


  • You become the instrument of the child of the Heart of Mary in the family.

  • We all experience dangers, problems and sufferings within our families.

  • What are the dangers?  Divisions.  Divorce.  Use of contraception. Abortion.


  • Our Lady wants to save your families.  In the book, Mary asks us to consecrate ourselves to Her Immaculate Heart.

  • Mary called for conducting cenacles within your homes.  One, two or more families together. 

  • Invoke the Holy Spirit, Holy Rosary, prayer for the Pope, reading on one passage from the book of the movement, Catechism, recite the Act of consecration.

  • Mary promises to help fidelity within the marriage. Take under her special protection all your children.  She will look after the good of your family.  Protect you from the fire of chastisement.

  • Calls to spread family cenacle in the International Year of the Family.

  • Family will become once again the centre of small community of love, prayer, of holiness, communion.  Become the instrument of the child of Mary in the family.


  • Call to enter into her Heart which she has built for us.


  • Act of consecration.


  • Hymn – “Sing of Mary”


  • Closing remarks.

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