Fr. Tiberio Ma. Munari sx
Sister Maria Natalia of the Sisters of St. Mary Magdelene was born in 1901 near Pozsony,in present Slovakia. Her parents were craftsmen of German origin. As a youngster, shelearned German and Hungarian and, and later French. She received the messages inHungarian. Her life is full of historical and political events since she lived most of the XXcentury. She died on April 24, 1992, in sanctity scent.From an early age she clearly perceived her religious vocation and at seventeen sheentered the convent of Pozsony. At thirty three, she was sent by her superiors to Belgium,where she returned shortly thereafter due to becoming ill, and she returned to Hungary, her mother country, where she lived in the convents of Budapest and Keeskemet.In Hungary she began to have inner locutions and visions on the destiny of Hungary andthe world, even when as a girl she had already experienced strong mystical experiences.These messages are a call to the atonement of sins, the amendment and the devotion tothe Immaculate Heart of Mary as the Victorious Queen of the World. Most of thesemessages were written between 1939 and 1943.During World War II, Sister Natalia advised Pope Pío XII not to go to Castelgandolfo, hissummer retreat, because it would be bombed, as it was in fact.Sister Natalia had to transmit some very hard messages to the catholic hierarchy of Hungary: that they distributed their wealth to the poor, to abandon their palaces and tomake penance. For many this call was not only madness but absurd. Only a few paidattention to the call to the "Apostolate of the Amendment". Only after the war, in 1945,when cardinal Mindszenty was elected Primate of Hungary, did the movement of amendment seriously began. He wanted a chapel built in Budapest and grantedpermission for the foundation of a new order of nuns, whose only purpose would be to dorepair and penance for the sins of the nation. But unfortunately it was too late and thechapel never finished. The communist authorities not only prohibited the foundation of thenew order, but dispersed the existing ones.The terror against the Hungarian people was three times more severe than in theneighboring satellite countries. The red army made martyrs by the thousands, among themBishop Apor de Gyor, who tried to defend his flock, in its majority women who looked for refuge in the churches to avoid being raped.