Crusaders using the talents God gave them: Mary’s Balm (Part 2)


In Part 1, we told of a crusader who took an enormous risk and followed what seemed to be something that could not be done by someone with his basic means and lack of any knowledge of the process except the conviction that he had to try and use the information revealed by Our Lady’s in a book revealed to a holy soul.

Our Lady and the Balm:

Knowledge of Mary’s Balm has been known on folklore over the ages, but the best information of its ingredients is found in the writings of Maria Valtorta

This balm was first used by Mary to assist Joseph, her husband – as mentioned in volume one. It volume three there is more information, with the herbs listed with which to make the balm It was urgently needed to assist a sailor who was seriously injured in a boat during a storm in Greece. He was rescued from being washed overboard by Peter, but suffered a mortal head wound. The disciples had the balm, sent by Mary before their journey, and used it on the sailor, who miraculously recovered from his wound

Medicinal Qualities of the Seven Herbs of Mary’s Balm

Mary’s Balm was a balm that Mary provided to the disciples before embarking on trips. The recipe has been recorded by Maria Valtorta, as well as the account of its miraculous, lifesaving cures. The seven herbs listed in the text are ancient remedies. They are difficult to obtain in quality amounts. We have painstakingly sourced them and combined them into this earnest replication of the ancient, significant balm.

The herbs recorded in the balm are:
Lilies, Camphor, Dittany, Resin, Cloves, Laurel, and Artemisia. This article summarises the many, many health benefits of these plants. And highlights the definite pattern of pain relief, arthritic treatment, and application to wounds and burns and skin conditions.

Read more about these herbs at: /

Read about Natural arthritis treatment that has been used  through the ages at:

Background information re Maria Valtorta

Papal Permission – Pope Pius XII

Maria Valtorta’s visions are the only Private Revelations to attain a Papal Order to Publish. Her writings were presented to Pope Pius XII on April 3rd of 1947, who examined them for eleven months. His Holiness then summoned her Spiritual Director to a special meeting in February of 1948, in which he ordered the publishing. There were 3 priests present: Fr. Romualdo Migliorini (Prefect Apostle in Africa), Fr. Corrado Berti (Professor of Dogmatic and Sacremental Theology at the Pontifical “Marianum” Theological Faculty of Rome from 1939 onward, later becoming Secretary of the Faculty from 1950 to 1959).

MOTHER TERESA and the Poem of the Man-God

Father Leo, a personal chaplain of Mother Teresa of Calcutta for 3 years, noticed that she always carried 3 books with her, where ever she went. One was a Bible and the other was her breviary. He asked about the third, and it was “Poem of the Man-God” by Maria Valtorta. He asked her what it was about, and she told him, “Read it”. He asked her again, and she responded with the same answer, “Read it”. Read more at:

Padre Pio and Maria Valtorta

St Padre Pio

Padre Pio was one of the holiest saints of the 20th Century. His insight into the usefulness of Maria Valtorta’s revelations for spiritual reading is certainly most reliable, as he was a mystic who communicated often with Our Lord and Our Lady.

When asked about Maria Valtorta’s “Poem of the Man-God”, he said: “I don’t advise you to read it – I order you to”. Padre Pio was an ardent supporter of Maria Valtorta’s writings and continued to advocate that others experience the writings for themselves.

Read more about Maria’s mystical experiences of Padre Pio at:

Excerpts from Volume Three Of Poem Of The Man God Relating To Mary’s Balm

Mary has prepared the Balm to treat one of the disciples and tells them the ingredients.

Quote: “… if he has difficulty in breathing, do as I told you, using the other little vase of balm. Take enough of it to rub on his chest, shoulders and kidneys… rub it on and cover him immediately with the woolen bands I gave you. I prepared the balm for that special purpose. And you, Syntyche, remember its composition, so that you can make more… lilies, camphor, dittany, resin and cloves with laurel, artemisia…”

A Miraculous Cure

During a storm at sea, a man is badly injured, his head split open by a falling mast. Peter is able to rescue him before he was washed overboard and takes him below to Syntyche

Quote: “Syntyche… goes to the table on which they have laid the poor man… the wound is a nasty one. The bone is laid bare from the temple to the nape…” I am going to try with Mary’s ointment” > says Syntyche…  “But that is for pains”…> objects Matthew… “Oh Mary prepared it with her own hands”, Syntyche says. “I will use it praying. Will you pray too?” Syntyche applied it to the wounded head. She then bandages it tightly with linen strips. She places a folded mantle under the head of the wounded man who seems to doze off and she sits near him praying; the others also pray.

The Captain speaks to the Apostles and the injured man

Quote: “…The injured sailor is sitting beside John of Endor… the man’s head is still dressed with a light bandage and he is pale as ivory because of the blood he has lost. But he is smiling and he speaks to those who saved him and to his companions who, as they pass, congratulate him on his return to deck… The Captain says, “I did not think he could survive after being struck by the heavy beam and by iron which made it even heavier. Demetes these people have really bought you back to life, because you were as good as dead… they cured you with their wonderful ointments. Let me see your wound > … The man undoes the bandage and shows a smooth healed scar, like a red mark from his temple to his nape, just under his hair… Nicomedes touches the mark lightly: “Even the bone is healed! …”

The Apostles return to Israel leaving the disciples in Greece.

Quote: “…Syntyche will be busier preparing ointments than working’  confirms James of Zebedee. What do you think of that ointment? What a wonderful thing! Syntyche told me that she wants to make it here and use it to become familiar with local families, says John. A very good idea “a sick person who is cured always becomes a disciple and their relatives follow suit”, states Matthew.


Prayer is an important component (even though the individual ingredients all have been proven to be very effective.

Follow the example of the disciples who gathered and prayed around the injured man (even though Matthew objected that the ointment was only for pain. When Syntyche said that it was made by Mary’s hands, they gathered to pray. It is suggested that you pray the Rosary on behalf of those being anointed with Mary’s Balm. Mention the name of the person being prayed for and your intentions at the beginning of the Rosary.



(It’s only early days and the following are only sketchy outlines.

  • Jim has a relative who is an unbeliever, but he dipped his forefinger in the ointment and dabbed it on a little spot that he had on the side of his temple,  that he was a little worried about. Three days later he exclaimed to Jim that it was gone – completely disappeared


  • Another elderly lady in his prayer group was due to have knee reconstruction of both knees. She was in a lot of pain continually. She could not avoid it – it had to be done. She started to rub in the ointment and pray, as suggested by the instructions. After a certain while, she went to her Doctor and said she didn’t want the surgery as she had no more pain!


  • Another man was involved with a complicated copyright legal battle. He hadn’t slept for days. He felt he had to do something – he desperately needed sleep. He rubbed a little ointment on his temples, and he slept soundly all night.

These testimonials are only from the first few weeks of the balm’s release.


Also see Little sons and daughters of the Divine Will at:

Please be patient with the Mary’s Balm  website – it is a work in  progress and will eventually have links, blog, testimonials, follow by email capability, etc.

You can order at:

Distribution points are in Australia/New Zealand and US/Canada.

In Australia, at this moment stocks have been sold out with a new shipment due to arrive in about 6 weeks. Australian and NZ customers, please feel free to pre- order– as the income will help them to fund more of Marys Balm.

There is plenty stock in US for US and Canadian customers.


So the message is:

1) Encourage people (who need healing) to use the balm

and so bring them to our Blessed Mother. It can be a great conversion tool.

2) Stock up in preparation for your end-time medicinal needs – when normal medicines and ointments will not be available.


It is a heavenly remedy

made available for our (end) times!

God’s timing is perfect!!

Crusaders Using the Talents God gave them: Mary’s Balm (Part 1)


Crusader with special talents.

Most Crusaders are pretty intent and faithful. They gather faithfully in their prayer groups; say their prayers each day; and try to save souls by whatever means they are able.

God has given us different gifts and talents. One might be a good speaker, another a good writer, some are organizers, and others get an idea which might seem quite unattainable to them at the time, but go ahead anyway. The reason is that there is a fire that burns within us and carries us through – the flame of the Holy Spirit, the flame of Love and the Flame of Truth.

There is a Crusade prayer group about 2 hours’ drive from here. In the past they had erected huge posters about the Book of Truth messages and erected them along a highway. There is amongst them, a crusader named Jim. He loves reading the story of Jesus’ and Mary’s life in the poem of the Man – God by Maria Valtorta. In this book, a balm is described which Our Lady makes and uses. The ingredients are listed.

Now this man is retired but used to be in construction – so he thought he knew about “Project management”. He wanted to make this ointment. He  came down to our Prayer Group last week to deliver  our orders, and told us his story. He and his friends in the prayer group who helped him, did not have the funds needed. They had to ask for donations. A few of us gave them a small amount a few years ago to start them off. We also had read this book, some of us many times.

He said he had no idea what he was getting into. Despite (or because of) his backgound in construction, he had no idea about websites, or knew much about the internet. He said he would type 3 pages, (with 2 fingers) and then press a button and it would be all gone.!

The idea is put into action:

Each stage proceeded with God’s providence.

He had to find someone who would formulate the ingredients. He somehow was put in touch a Professor of Pharmacology who did this. Only the ingredients listed by Our Lady were used – plus beeswax to thicken it to an ointment. The ingredients then had to be sourced, and some of them were not that common.

Then he had to find someone who would be willing to produce it. He asked for quotes from around the world. A place in Texas, USA accepted.

A few of us who contributed initially, were given a sample of a trial batch, last year. More funding was needed to start producing it.

He has to pay a few people each month to maintain the website and each month he struggles to pay the bills. He decided to put in another order. He thought thought himself, that he was mad, his wife thought he was crazy. He did not have the funds. (The object is not to make a profit). Amazingly, a friend he had not seen for a while, came to visit. He asked what he had been doing. When Jim explained, he volunteered some funds! Prayers answered!

Setting up a Trust

He is in the process of setting up a trust, with people on the board, (including a Spiritual Director) where $AU1 from each jar would be donated to the Trust – which was to go to projects/ organizations suggested by the people governing the Trust.

Scientific basis of the healing properties of the herbs used:

The herbs used, have been well researched by various scientists in studies for their medicinal properties. They all have particular strengths treating congestion, antiseptic, and pain relief. Mary’s Balm is a straightforward treatment relying on the healing qualities of these plants proven over the ages. These herbs have been formulated into a balm for anointing the body in conjunction with prayer to be applied as desired to the affected areas.

The aim is to help save souls:

Jim’s aim was to unashamedly “promote Mary, her relationship with her son, Jesus, her ability to call on him both physically and spiritually to assist her children (as in the wedding feast at Cana when Jesus changed the water into wine, and the history of miracle cures at Lourdes). This simply means, Mary the Mother of God, may be brought to the attention of many believers, agnostics and all in between.

We can ask that she bring those using her Balm to the attention of her son requesting that their physical suffering may be eased or cured. More importantly, the trust and faith of those turning to her Balm for help may result in a greater knowledge of her, allowing Mary to lead many to her Son.”

Besides being an aid to saving souls, when it is used with prayer and Faith, I believe that this ointment will be a handy medicinal aid – in the future difficult times when we do not have access to our usual products. An item to add to our preparation for the end times.

So, the message for us is –

let the Holy Spirit work within us,

and use the talents God has given us –

and use them to help Jesus save souls.


In Part 2 (to come), I will include excepts from the Poem of the Man-God, the standing of Maria Valtorta in the Church and her connection with Sts. Padre Pio and Mother Teresa as well as some testimonials from people who have used the balm, as well as a website address for you to check it out and place your orders.  The US has its own distributor – this makes sense, as that is where it is produced.

Survival – Heavenly Remedies


In the times to come, natural medicines will aid us alongside Faith, Prayer, the Sacramentals and Holy Water.

Two excellent antibiotics: Our Lady has revealed* that when plagues come, we should ingest a raw clove of garlic every morning or oil of oregano.

If you are sick, sprinkle the food with Holy water.

Blessed salt should be used in cooking and to sprinkle on food.

Oil of the Good Samaritan: (prevents contagion)

This does not cure diseases but is an excellent prevention for sore throats or sneezing;

It is good for contact with people who have contagious diseases  by bacteria;

For airborne virus, tonsillitis or the flu

How to use:

To purify the air, apply with a spray bottle or diffuser or a few drops in a pan of boiling water;

Do not use for children under 3 years, or pregnant women.

Don’t apply pure oil directly to the skin.

Also can be put on a piece of cloth, dust mask or a few drops on the pillow.

A few drops can be applied to the temples, throat, behind the ears, arm[pits, abdomen, joints of sole of foot.

Preparation of Oil of Good Samaritan

Mix 5 essential oils:

Cinnamon (use only a half measure, because it is irritating);

Lemon; Clove; Rosemary and Eucalyptus.

Then add 5 times this amount of a base oil such as:

Olive oil, almond oi, or mineral oil.

Mix together with a wooden spoon until all are evenly mixed.

Prepare in a cool place, wear gloves and use a glass bowl.

Try a little of the mixture on your forearm.

If skin reddens, wash with plenty of water and lavender oil. Gradually, the redness will disappear.

If this happens add more base oil.

Before Use:

Do not expose oils to the air for any length of time, keep them in a tightly closed amber glass container to prevent evaporation. Keep out of reach of children.

Before each use, move the container softly to mix oils. Do not shake vigorously!!!

  • Luz de Maria

How to prepare for your short term food needs

 Short-term needs (2 weeks)

Remember, that after the Warning, many businesses will be closed. It is very likely that there may not be power.The messages have warned us to have enough food for a 2 week period. This is just for starters.

The famine is till to come after that, as well as the Mark of the Beast (of Book of Revelation), which will prevent anyone who does not have it from buying or selling. (this is also found in the Bible – Revelation). The book of Truth explains it all.

You need to take the steps to ensure you have two weeks’ worth of water and a stocked two week emergency pantry!

There will be times where there will be calamities that will impact you for short durations and keeping yourself level-headed to make a 3-course meal will be the last thing on your mind…

It is important to have ready-to-eat foods that require no refrigeration. (You might not be able to depend on power)

  • That could be tinned meats [turkey, ham, chicken, fish];
  • Long-life milk/powdered milk
  • Canned soup [some of these are meals in a can]
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Peanut butter,vegemite.
  • Cold cereals.

Have TWO WEEKS of such food at ALL TIMES.

Rotate your supplies.

If you budget 3 jars of peanut butter for your two-week stash…then when you open a jar, open the oldest. And replace it with a new jar so you always have 3 jars on hand.

Apply this approach to all the goods you earmark for this purpose in your 2-week stash.

Task: Determine the needs of your family for a two week period…

What do you eat?

How many mouths to feed?

Figure out what it takes to give you two weeks’ worth.

Buy it, place it in its own shelf, pantry, etc.

When one item is consumed, replace it the next time you do grocery shopping.

How to prepare for your water needs


Short term needs:

1 U.S. gallon [4 litres] per person/per day.   Multiply by 14.

This is the basic amount of water one should have on hand for the short-term emergencies at all times.

That amount takes care of drinking water,

water-based beverages like coffee and juice,

water for personal hygiene that contacts your mouth

and any water needed for cooking meals.

Because the containers you would put tap water in will not be sanitized, the preference here is to bottled water.

If you have a method of filtering the water, then bottling your own tap water is perfectly fine.

If you have the space, consider bottling extra water for flushing toilets especially if you live in an area with frequent power outages in storms.

 Long term Water Needs

For extended periods when electricity is not available to operate water pumps, one must have a backup plan to acquire water and purify it. If you are fortunate to have a nearby spring or artesian well then your water needs have been answered.

Water as an appetite suppressant: Drink two glasses of water about 30 minutes before meal time to help reduce your appetite and allow you to consume less food thereby extending your food rations.

Purifying Water
For drinking and cooking water… If you are drawing water from a spring then the water may be potable straight out of the ground…but in all other cases, boiling or heating the water to 165F is not enough to purify it.

Heating water to 165F for 10 minutes, will kill all living organisms. Unfortunately, heating the water, in of its own, does not make it safe to drink as it does not remove contaminants such as minerals, oils, toxins, etc that could have polluted the water and that may be toxic.

To properly purify water, there are a couple options:

1. Filter the water.

There are manufacturers like Berkey and LifeStraw who make water filters that remove pathogens, bacteria AND contaminants. Berkey is made of steel; Lifestraw is made of plastic. If you are at a permanent location, then something like a Berkey makes sense. If you are on the move, LifeStraw is more portable. P.S. This document is not an endorsement for any specific vendor. Products listed are to help in your research for your needs.

2. If either of the above is not a solution, then charcoal, cotton [t-shirts, cheesecloth], etc...method could be attempted to filter water…though its more crude and likely needs repeated cycles…filter, boil, filter, boil… to get contaminants out. Its success as a drinking water source depends on many factors and is not as reliable as the previous method.

Water Catchment

Look around where you live. Where does water go when it rains? Is there heavy dew in the evening? Does it rain frequently? Do you have rain gutters?

Now that you have looked, what method would allow you to catch water?

Here are some suggestions: –

Rain barrel,

water jugs,

clean containers to catch rain water from your eaves and roof top. –

Clean tarps / plastic laid on the ground to catch the dew. –

Clean tarps / plastic laid on a slope whisking rainfall into a gutter or through the bottom end that drains into a container –

Filling water jugs at a nearby lake or water course. – Melting snow in a pot on a woodstove, or in a warm space. P.S. Do not eat snow as a source to quench thirst. Melt it first. Snow dehydrates you and lowers your core body temperature. –

Well with a hand pump where you can draw water manually.

Depending on where you are located, other options may be available. If necessary, be creative.

Water Purification Tablets:

For emergency situation, when boiling water is not possible or for added security, water purification tablets can help. The better-known tablets take care of any harmful living organisms. Any toxins or metals present in the water are not neutralized or removed with water purification tablets.

To remove toxins and contaminants, filter the water through a coffee filter or cotton (t-shirt). You may need to do this a few times. If the water is clear, you may skip the additional filtration step.

Prepare to look after your Health


This might be difficult – especially for those who refuse the chip (or the ‘mark of the beast’ as it is named in Scripture). If we are part of the remnant, we will be on the outer of society.

We may not have access to our normal medications. Some things you can stock up on, but others you can’t get without a prescription, and (at least here in our country) you can’t fulfill prescriptions ahead of time and keep them in the cupboard. We have to start researching and planning now – to look for natural remedies or health store products that we can store.

Please don’t hesitate to share any ideas/ expertise you may have. You can contact us via the contact form on the menu bar.

Below is the advice from our “Raising Awareness” friend.

Special health needs

Do you or a family member have specific ailments? Asthma, allergies, etc. Assess the needs of those in your family and do your best to have what is needed for as long as possible. Renew prescriptions as soon as refills are available. Ask your doctor for prescription to cover more days to minimize dispenser fees.

Medications & First Aid

Each home should have a standard first-aid kit with the usual bandages and gauzes. What is needed beyond that will vary according to individuals and family. Answer the following and use your answers as a guide:

  • Are you prone to illness?
  • Do you need prescription medications?
  • Is a member of the family prone to injuries?
  • Consider what you have purchased medication for in the past 12 months.
  • Are these illnesses that recur time after time, seasonally, or genetically?

Personal Hygiene and Toiletries

For this section, the needs will vary, yet the basics will be the same.

Here are checklist items for toiletries and personal hygiene:

  • soaps to wash self and to wash clothing;
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes;
  • shaving cream and razor, if applicable;
  • toilet paper, towels, and
  • method and tools to wash clothing.
  • Ladies may need feminine hygiene products.
  • If using an outhouse, toilet paper rolls can be placed in empty coffee tins to keep them dry and spider-free.

Coconut Oil for Longevity.


Coconut oil seems to be the best oil for storing purposes.
Refined Coconut Oil lasts for 2 – 3 Months past the printed date

Virgin or Extra-virgin Coconut Oil lasts  Indefinitely.

Of course, coconut oil lasts for a shorter period of time if it is not stored properly. Containers usually have a best before date which is a date set by the manufacturer to guarantee best product quality and not an expiration date or an expression of safety.

Use your senses to determine if coconut oil has gone bad. There is always a rancid smell to spoiled oil which you will notice when opening the jar. The white oil will also begin to turn slightly yellow in color.

Virgin or extra-virgin varieties last for years after the “best-by” date, at least 3-5 and some manufacturers say it is indefinite.

Coconut oil should be stored in the pantry. It can be safely stored in either a liquid form, which it is in warmer climates (above 76°F), or in a solid state, which it is in cooler climates. Either form of storage is fine.

Coconut oil can help kill harmful bacteria and viruses,