Cenacle Information

From: Olga's Gallery http://www.abcgallery.com/list/jerusalem3.html
A view of the “Cenacle” or Upper Room in the building on Mount Zion as it exists today.

The word cenacle originates from the late Latin term, ‘cenaculum’ which means the room where Christ and his disciples had the Last Supper.

This is the same room where the first apostles gathered with Our Lady in Jerusalem awaiting the First Pentecost (the decent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles).

Cenacles Of The Marian Movement of Priests is a movement which began when Father Stefano Gobbi, a priest from Milan, Italy, first experienced an interior locution by means of the Blessed Virgin Mary – that was May 8, 1972. A locution is a message, or in this case, a spiritual phenomenon present in the life of the Church and described in manuals of Catholic theology.

For a complete history of the MMP, see the U.S.A. MMP web site here.
Also, you can read more about the Marian Movement of Priests on Wikipedia here.
The Unique Official International web site of the Marian Movement of Priests, in English, is here.


Since it’s beginning, the Marian Movement of Priests has spread worldwide in a silent and extraordinary way. Also, during those years the cenacles have multiplied in direct response to Our Lady’s call made known in her messages to Fr. Gobbi. Because the many cenacles have been formed prior to the appearance of any cenacle booklet, it should be quite evident that to form a cenacle of the M.M.P., no booklet is necessary. However, every cenacle should always adhere to the basic structure which has always marked the distinctive spirituality of the Movement.