A letter said to be written by the Blessed Virgin Mary to the City of Messina where Saint Paul, the Apostle, preached the gospel, which has been preserved in the Reliquary of the great altar.

"I, Mary Virgin, servant of God, very humble Mother of Jesus Christ, Son of God, the Almighty and Eternity, to all who are in Messina, health and benediction in our Lord.  You have learned by the ambassadors who have been sent to you.  You received the Gospel and you acknowledged that the Son of God has become man, and has suffered the passion and death for the salvation of the world, and that He is Christ and also the true Messiah.  I beseech you to persevere, promising to you, and all your posterity, to assist you in the presence of My Son."

(Great graces are given to those who carry a copy of this letter.)

Mary Virgin, very humble servant of God.