Maria Giuseppina Norcia
The Universal Christian Church of the New Jerusalem has its roots in Maria Giuseppina Norcia, the woman chosen by God for the fulfilment of His Plan of salvation for all humanity. She was born on January 21, 1940, in a small village situated in the Comino Valley, in central Italy. She was conceived before Time, and God knows Her since forever, because She was already present in the Father’s Thought (see Rm 8: 28-30).
On June 13, 1947, in the Land of Love, the Baby Jesus descended from Heaven and manifested Himself to the young Maiden, thereby giving life to a great Mystery that is inscrutable and inaccessible: the Mystery of Salvation for humanity that will be manifested over the years through the Maiden chosen by the Father.
On May 15, 1974, in a moment of great trial and suffering, She welcomed God’s Will that was manifested to Her. This was the day of Her Wedding with Heaven. Jesus, Our Lady and St. Michael the Archangel appeared to Her, and they remained with Her in a long conversation. God’s Maiden, pronouncing Her “yes”, married the Will of the Father, who through His Son preannounced to her the salvific Mission for humanity that She would have to fulfil.
Maria grew ever more animated by a lively and deep religious faith in Christ and in authentic Christian doctrine. Since Her childhood, She was very dedicated to prayer and to love towards Her neighbours. The authentic Christian teachings are alive in Her Heart. She put them in practice and, with humility and lively charity, exhorting the same to all those who from 1975 to 2008, would have known and met Her at the “Little Cradle.”
In the 1980s, Msgr. E. Cardarelli, minister of the Diocese of Sora of the Roman Catholic Church, received the task of following the spiritual path of God’s Maiden. Recognizing the truthfulness of the revelations and the authenticity of the mystical experience of the Woman of God, he decided to write, with the approval of his bishop Msgr. Minchiatti, a detailed account of the facts. He wrote the story in a pamphlet entitled “A Cradle for Baby Jesus in the Land of Gallinaro“.
In his account, Msgr. Cardarelli writes:
“The Lord insisted so much on having a little church built in the place so cherished by Him, where He first appeared in Gallinaro, which would serve as a “Cradle for Him”, because from it he desired to grant heavenly treasures to all souls“.
With reference to Maria G. Norcia, he states that:
“Trust in Giuseppina’s mission is due to the spiritual fruits this mission itself has produced, in addition to the persistent and increasing influx of all who direct their steps to the “Mystic Cradle” of Gallinaro, where Baby Jesus infuses trust, soothes pains, irradiates light, gives back faith, peace, love and leads souls to profound and stable conversion”.
Finally, he concludes by writing what now appears as a prophecy:
“Of course, there will always be someone who, having little faith, will have doubts concerning that Cradle; or someone who will commiserate her who has received the heavenly charge of making the Cradle shine before the eyes of human creatures, groping in the darkness of iniquity, needing exceptional signs of divine mercy in order to escape it. But these deriders are not aware that their rationalistic certainty is opposed to the attestation of the Holy Spirit, that “as long as man thinks that human reason can be the measure of all things, he will never understand spiritual realities.” (1Cor 2:12-16). They are fallacious judges and should not be followed. Spiritual gifts or charisms, especially if they manifest themselves in God-fearing persons, must not be prejudicially refused in a hasty and injurious way, because this would lead to an aprioristic and heretical negation of the action of the Holy Spirit in the Church“.
(Monsignor E.Cardarelli, “A Cradle for Baby Jesus in the Land of Gallinaro”)