See Armata Bianca website for confirmation from M. Eugenia's words (autobiography) that God the Father had no facial hair when He appeared and the painter that was originally commissioned added it. Also, as mentioned earlier, from M. Eugenia, we know only the details about the crown at His feet and globe in His hands and gesture of blessings as He was sitting informally. The angels came and with music announced Him and after He seated she did not see them again. The Father's intent was to be casual with us and in our homes. He did not wish to be portrayed in Heaven but with us in our homes. This is why the artist in this portrayal above places Him in a living room environment where Families gather informally and intimately.
I wish all My creatures to be convinced that there is a Father Who watches over them and Who would like them to enjoy, on earth, a foretaste of eternal happiness.
A mother never forgets the little creature she has brought into the world. Is it not even more wonderful that I remember all My creatures?
So if a mother loves the little being I gave her, I love him more than she does, because I created him. Even if it happens that a mother loves her child less because of some defect, I, on the contrary, will love him still more. She may later on forget him or think of him rarely, especially when because of his age he is no longer in her care, but I will never forget him. I will always love him, and even if he no longer remembers Me, His Father and Creator, I will still remember him and love him.
I have already told you that I want you to enjoy eternal happiness even here, on earth, but you still have not understood the real meaning of what I said, it is thus:
If you love Me and call Me by the sweet name of Father, You will begin to live, here and now, in the love and the trust which will make you happy in eternity and which you will sing in heaven in the company of the elect. Is this not a foretaste of the happiness of heaven, which will last forever?
I therefore desire man to remember often that I am right there, where he is, that he could not live if I were not with him, living just as he is. In spite of his unbelief, I always remain close to him.
Oh, how I wish to see this plan of mine realized! Until now man has never thought of giving God, his Father, the pleasure I am about to speak of : I would like to see great trust established between man and his heavenly Father, a true spirit of familiarity and delicacy at the same time, so as not to take advantage of My great
I know your needs, your desires and everything in your hearts, but how happy and grateful I would be if I saw you coming to Me and confiding in Me your needs, like a son who has total trust in his father. How could I refuse you the smallest or biggest thing if you asked Me? Even if you do not see Me, do you not feel Me very close to you in the things that happen to you and around you? How you will be rewarded, one day, for having believed in Me, even without having seen Me!
Even now that I am here, in person, among you all, talking to you, repeating ceaselessly, in every way, that I love you and want to be known, loved and honoured with a special devotion, you cannot see Me apart from a single person, the one to whom I am dictating this message! Only one among all of humanity! Yet I am talking to you, and in her whom I see and to whom I am talking I see you all and am speaking to each and everyone of you, and I love you as if you could see Me!
I want men to be able to know Me and to feel that I am close to each one of them. Remember, o men, that I wish to be the hope of humanity. Am I not already? Man would be lost if I were not his hope. But it is necessary for Me to be recognized as such, so that peace, confidence and love may enter men's hearts and put them in contact with their Father in heaven and on earth!
Do not think of Me as frightening old man whom men depict in their pictures and books! No, no I am neither younger nor older than my Son and My Holy Spirit. Because of this I would like everybody, from the youngest to the oldest, to call Me by the familiar name of Father and Friend. For I am always with you, I am making Myself similar to you so as to make you similar to Me.
Gather to Yourself all of Your children Father to desire and make this Act of Consecration to You in order to Know, Love and Honor You and have Peace and Joy on earth and a foretaste of heaven while yet on earth as is Your Hearts longing! as you told us through Your daughter M. Eugenia Ravasio.
Father God, please bless and prepare us to worthily renew our Annual Formal act of Consecration to You ( August 4, 1999) Abba, Father of All Mankind, and in this, Time of the Father, as you announced to Barbara Centilli, we beseech You to advance the culmination of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the spiritual Return and intermittent Coming of Jesus Who is to hand over Your Kingdom to You in these end times! *
We Love You, We Adore You, We Worship You, God Our Loving Father. Please grant Your Divine Intervention and save us from the "culture of man" and safely bring us through the Tribulation into the promised Era of Peace we faithfully anticipate as You are a God Who never breaks promises. In Jesus Name and Mother's Immaculate Heart we pray, Amen.
*Pope John Paul 11 as Cardinal Karol Wojtyla said in 1976, " I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine Providence; .."
reprinted by the Wall Street Journal Nov. 9, 1978 (shortly after he became pope)