Born on the Feast of the Epiphany in 1977, Louis Christropher Courtis is a member of the Ukranian Catholic Orthodox Church. He lives with his parents and works as a substitute teacher’s aide. He has had no formal religious training. Our Lady began appearing to him privately in 1995 and Our Lord in 1997.

During the apparitions, Chris, in a state of ecstasy, sees real, live, 3 dimensional figures, hears them audibly and repeats their message word for word. Occasionally Chris describes what he is seeing in the apparition in his own words. The messages are tape recorded as they are spoken, transcribed, and reviewed by Chris’ spiritual director before being released.

Chris is under the spiritual direction of a Catholic priest. The bishop of the diocese has been notified of the apparitions but has not made any comment or initiated any investigation. 

For the first 4 years (April 2000- April 2004), Jesus appeared as Jesus, Lord and Lover of the Divine Will, and Mary appeared as Mary, Mother and Queen of the Divine Will. They said they came to lead us back to the Heavenly Father and to the Kingdom of the Divine and Most Holy Will of God. They gave instructions on living, loving, and praying in the Divine Will and fostering devotion to the Sacred Heart of God the Father.

On April 13, 2001, the first anniversary of the apparitions, God the Father appeared to Chris, saying, “I come from Heaven to love you and to ask you in prayer to return to Me!” From April 2001 to the present, He has given us many instructions regarding devotion to His Most Fatherly Sacred Heart. They include the Feast of the Sacred Heart of God the Father (the day before the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary), the Blue Scapular of God the Father, and the First Mondays in honor of His Sacred Heart (see Devotion Index). He also established Gaithersburg, MD as the Center of the Sacred Heart of God the Father. He says He will appear on April 13th every year until he chooses not to do so.