Nine Day Novena for Families

Pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on your families and your parish...

My Friends our Lady is in need of your prayers. Today I sat with Jesus for a short time before the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Our Lady moved my heart in a powerful way. She said to my heart very simply:

“My little one, pray in a special way for the youth and families. Your Mother prays with you. Pray! Pray! Pray!”

I asked her in what way did she need my prayers. I understood she is asking for a novena and that we offer not only prayers in a special way, but fasting, penance and sacrfices for the youth and families.

I invite you all to join me in prayer, as I will begin to post the novena each day with the daily reflections.

I ask you to dedicate one rosary for this intention with the reflections for families and especially for the young people. And if your heart is moved to offering sacrifice or fasting, please give it all to Our Lady.

Those who are joining us on our March 14-24th 2011 pilgrimage. This novena is a great way to also prepare your heart for a meeting with Our Lady, and her plan for you.

Every day begin with the prayer to the Holy Spirit below and the reflection from Our Lady:

On Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body, to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light and listen to Your voice and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring his opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace, O Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak, Lord, for Your servant heareth.” Amen

Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

O Lord Jesus Christ, who before ascending into heaven, You promised to send the Holy Spirit to Your apostles and disciples.

Grant that the same Spirit may perfect in our lives the work of Your grace and love.
Grant us the Spirit of Fear Of The Lord that we may be filled with a loving reverence toward You. Grant us the Spirit of Piety that we may find peace and fulfillment in the service of God while serving others; the Spirit of Fortitude that we may bear our cross with You and, with courage, overcome the obstacles that interfere with our salvation; the Spirit of Knowledge that we may know You and know ourselves and grow in holiness; the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten our minds with the light of Your truth; the Spirit of Counsel that we may choose the surest way of doing Your will, seeking first the Kingdom; Grant us the Spirit of Wisdom that we may aspire to the things that last forever; Teach us to be Your faithful disciples and animate us in every way with Your Spirit. Amen.

Then Conclude the novena with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Family Consecration, and prayer of Parents for their Children

The Litany of Loreto was originally approved in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God.
have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.*
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of partiarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,
Lamb of God, You take away
sins of the world; spare
us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away
the sins of the world; graciously
hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Your take away
the sins of the world; have mercy
on us.
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.
* Pray for us is repeated
after each invocation.
Let us pray.
Grant, we beg you, O Lord God,
that we your servants
may enjoy lasting health of mind and body,
and by the glorious intercession
of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
be delivered from present sorrow
and enter into the joy of eternal happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

Family Consecration

O God of goodness and mercy, to your fatherly guidance we consecrate our family, our household and all our belongings to you. We commit all to your love and to your keeping. Keep far from us above all else the blemish of sin and do Thou alone reign in your midst by your Law by your most holy love and by the exercise of every Christian virtue. Let each one of us obey You, love You and set ourselves to follow by example the life of Jesus Mary and Joseph. Protect us and our home from all evils and misfortunes, but grant that we may be ever resigned to your divine will even in the sorrows which is shall please you to send us. Finally give unto all of us the grace to live in perfect harmony in the fullness of love toward our neighbor. Grant that every one of us may deserve by holy life the comfort of your holy Sacraments at the hour of death. O Jesus, bless us and protect us.

A prayer of Parents to the Holy Family

O Jesus only begotten Son of the Eternal Father, well beloved Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary and child of St. Joseph, we most fervently implore thee through Mary your ever blessed Mother and St. Joseph your mortal father to take our children under your special charge and enclose them in the love of your Sacred Heart. They are the children of your Father in Heaven, created after His own image; they are your possession, for you have purchased them with the price of your own precious blood. They are the temples of the Holy Spirit, who sanctified them in baptism and implanted in their hearts the virtues of faith, hope and love.

O most loving Jesus, rule and guide them, that they may live according to the Holy Catholic faith, that they may not waiver in their confidence in you, and that they may ever remain faithful to your love.

O holy Mary, our Mother and most Blessed Mother of Jesus, grant to our children a place in your pure maternal heart! Spread over them your protecting mantle when danger threatens their innocence; keep them firm when they are about to stray from the path of virtue, and should they have the mistfortune of falling into mortal sin, then raise them up again, reconcile them with your divine Son and restore them to sanctifying grace.

And please, O holy father St. Joseph, do not abandon our children! Protect them from the assaults of the wicked enemy and deliver them from all dangers of soul and body. O dear parents of the holy child Jesus! Intercede for us as parents also, that we may bring up our children in the love and fear of God and one day attain with them the beatific vision. Amen.

Daily Reflection

“Dear children, I beseech you to start changing your life in the family. Let the family be a harmonious flower that I wish to give to Jesus Dear children, let every family be active in prayer for I wish that the fruits in the family be seen one day. Only that way shall I give all like petals as a gift to Jesus in fulfillment of God’s plan. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (5/1/86)

Day 1 –
“Dear children, tonight I wish to tell you during the days of this novena to pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on your families and on your parish. Pray, and you shall not regret it. God will give you the gifts by which you will glorify Him till the end of your life on this earth. Thank you for having responded to my call.” 6/2/84

Today pray as Our Lady asked of you, for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on your family and your parish, to receive the gifts of God that will remain all your life.

Pope: Parishes Help Families

God wants to convert the world through my coming...

Wow, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI addresses the family and the need for parishes to help families grow in their faith.

My friends, see where we are today. There is no mistake. This message from the Holy Father is just days after Our Lady spoke to the world stating that she is praying that we comprehend that we are God’s family. Above all, the universal Church, the parish families, and the domestic church are all united in the same Jesus Christ.
Below are the words of the Holy Father posted on 1/9/2011….

“The collaboration between the Christian community and the family is much needed in the current social context in which the institution of the family is threatened from many sides and finds itself faced with many difficulties in its mission to teach the faith,” he said. “The disappearance of stable cultural references and the rapid transformation that society continually undergoes, make the educational task truly difficult.

“Therefore, it is necessary that parishes increasingly strive to support families, the little domestic Churches, in their work of passing on the faith.” (Zenit News Source-1/9/2011)

Families must be formed anew in their faith. It is like a generation lost in the faith because there has been little or no formation in the homes. And yet I have already said, that Our Lady has spoken several times of the severity and the seriousness of the responsibility of parents to raise their children under the precepts of God.

Parishes should seek new ways to awaken the faith for their families. To find ways to draw couples and their children, deeper into heart to heart union with God.

Families must pray together, especially the rosary, to begin stirring up those sacramental graces that was gifted to husband and wife on their wedding day. The graces are there my friends. But they are dormant, because husbands and wives do not know their own faith, to hand it down to their children.

This is where the parish needs to step in and provide those opportunities. It is not enough to just to have topical speakers come in; more is needed. Parents need solid food, hard core solid Catholic formation. It is an urgency!

And I know most of you agree with me, because I talk with parents all the time about it. The kids are not getting the formation needed in the Catholic Schools and certainly not in public schools, because it is against the law so to say to mention the name of God. Many children in the Catholic Schools do not even believe there is a God.

Jesus is like Santa Claus to children, and of course as they get older, it is not cool to believe in Santa, so why would they believe in Jesus? There is no relationship!

We’ve developed a program called Holy Family Workshop to help awaken the hearts of couples, first to understand their own marriage sacrament, and then the importance of bringing the grace of their marital love in the home to their children. This formation teaches couples to pray together as husband and wife with listening ears, surrendering to the other, to help build the foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.

So many couples are just going through the motions, of attending mass, praying in church, thinking they are meeting their obligation with God, and then leave the holy Mass only to return to their same old routines. They have no concept of why they must go to mass on Sunday, nor do they see the value of holy Mass. It is routine to most, and the life of the spirit is all but lost in most parishes. Couples have no idea that the modern lifestyle in the world is opposed to God’s plan for the human family.

The Mother of God said very clearly to the world, “parents are teaching their children the wrong way…the youth are in a very difficult situation.”

Folks, this is heaven saying “we have it all wrong.”

We need to return back to the basics, the original foundation as I have said. God must be in the first place at the center of the family once more. Career cannot come first, sports cannot come first, vacations cannot come first. God must be priority! Your vocation is of second importance, then your children, then the rest to follow. We are a disordered culture.

The Holy Family is the first model to study as the perfect human family, as was given in the former articles related to the call of Fatima. Their simple, silent and hidden life speaks volumes to the world and the call to the human family.

And now we have the Vicar of Christ Himself, the official voice of God speaking to the world, calling parishes to help the families! Yes dear friends, the time is now, to start forming families with the proper tools needed to live out the vocation that about 90% of the church’s population consists of.

As I have said, Blessed Mother is rolling up her sleeves, and about to do some serious house cleaning and rearranging the Palace of God. First the interior temple must be set right, and stripped of sin. Then it must be lived out in every day life, especially in the homes where you live.

May I also echo the words of the great encyclical of our modern time, Humanae Vitae, and its call to “Christian Husband and Wives. Pp 25” The document says….

“Christian married couples then docile to her voice [that is the voice of the Church] must remember that their Christian vocation, which began at baptism, is further specified and reinforced by the sacrament of matrimony. By it husband and wife are strengthened and as it were consecrated for the faithful accomplishment of their proper duties, for the carrying out of their proper vocation even to perfection and the Christian witness which is proper to them before the whole world. To them the Lord entrusts the task of making visible to men the holiness and sweetness of the law which unites the mutual love of husband and wife with their cooperation with the love of God, the author of human life.

We do not intend to hide at all the sometimes serious difficulties inherent in the life of Christian married persons, for them as for everyone else, ‘the gate is narrow and they way is hard, that leads to life. But the hope of that life must illuminate their way as with courage they strove to live with wisdom, justice and piety in this present time, knowing that the figure of this world passes away.

Let married couples then face up to the efforts needed supported by the faith and hope which ‘do not disappoint … because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Let them implore divine assistance by persevering prayer, above all let them draw from the source of grace and charity in the Eucharist. And if sin should still keep its hold over them, let the not be discouraged, but rather have recourse with humble perseverance to the mercy of God, which is poured the fullness of conjugal life described by the Apostle; ‘husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the Church … husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it as Christ does the Church, this is a great mystery, and I mean in reference to Christ and the Church. However let each on of you love his wife as himself and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

Let us look at this a little closer. The encyclical states here paragraph 25 the power of the sacrament of holy matrimony, husbands and wives receive a special grace that strengthens not only the marriage union, but also strengthens them to live out their proper vocation as witnesses in the world.

God entrusts husbands and wives; a man and a woman who live under the law of obedience to the covenant they joined and professed by a vow in the presence of God to make visible the sign of His divine love in their cooperation with grace. That is couples must bring to life that which had been given to them as gift and use the gift for the greater glory of God. Most couples are not fulfilling their vow to this order. I warn couples though, God does not forget the vow. It is sealed in the blood covenant of Jesus Christ that was offered during your mass at your marriage.

If a marriage; or a man and a woman who are joined in marriage as one, do not have Jesus Christ as the golden thread between them, who is the true foundation of faith, then the once tied knot of love will become unraveled, and the rope of love will become frayed and fall apart; hence the division and the sins of marriage creep in, and the weakening of nature of man’s humanity will succumb to great temptations which will jeopardize the marriage union.

It is not easy for anyone to vow their lives to another for life, and many couples enter into this union blind without knowledge of the great responsibility set before them in the eyes of God. It’s not even a matter of dishonoring the vows to each other, but the adulterous act is committed against God Himself.

Today we are witness of the faltering state of marriage and family live, reaping the sour fruit of the broken covenantal laws of God.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains in great detail what happens to marriage when sin is manifested in the covenantal union between a man and a woman, in paragraphs 1606-08. The union is always threatened by discord, a spirit of domination, infidelity, jealousy, conflicts which ultimately will escalate into hatreds, separation and disorder. These threats are the result of the couples “break with God” and the covenant which was vowed to God.

Dear friends I do not preach what I do not live. I am speaking from experience as one who has lived to tell it all, and the effects of sin against the sacrament of marriage. We have suffered for 19 years as we looked back to see where it all went wrong. And the Lord in His mercy gave us a birds eye view of all that we have done and the sins committed in our marriage covenant, leaving us with no other option but to tear down what we had once built on sand, to laying a new foundation in Jesus Christ.

I can honestly say as all has come to light, our own sacrament of marriage was made a mockery from the day we said I do at the altar by our act of the will and the decisions we made compromising in sin.

We never gave consideration to what was ahead of us, or did we ever really care that we were offending God, and lived for the party alone. Our marriage was built on selfishness wants and goals. To the depth of my soul, if I knew then what I know now, who knows how things would have been through these past 19 years of marriage. None the less, our experience is a witness of what not to do for married couples.

We had committed every sin against the sacrament itself. However, not only have we suffered the consequences of our sins, but our children have bared the same consequences and have suffered greatly.

The Lord in His mercy, which my friends, is the greatest treasure and mystery known to man, and in it I cling to His merciful heart, for if he were not a merciful God, I should surely be dead and steeped into the pit of hell. It was the Lord who willed the life of our souls, and to this day is using us to be a sign and a witness to the world, one not only to say that God exists, but how He can resurrect to new life what was once thought lost!

The document above said of couples, “Let them implore divine assistance by persevering in prayer, and above all, let them draw from the source of grace and charity in the Eucharist…”

Hours upon hours I spent with the Lord in the most Blessed Sacrament, attending daily mass for over 15 + years and clinging to life as my soul was being refined and purified in the fire. I only had the Lord to look to, for I found no consolation in human love. I was left to myself before my God, in the misery of my sins, knowing that what I had endured through my married life could have been avoided had I been obedient to God and His commandments and sought after holiness in virtue.

Yet all the more, I also witnessed the state of my husband’s soul, who as head of the home was leading his family to the path of hell. I was given a choice by God, to offer my life for the salvation of souls in reparation for sins, not only my sins, but the sins of my husband, and sins against our marriage, and the future of my children. A great act of mercy by the Lord for one who was swimming in misery.

I gave my yes, Our Lady took charge of me, and from there all hell was leashed against me, and the battle began. I will not speak of gory details, as most have been brought to the sacrament of reconciliation, but to witness life after death alone. I spent the greater portion of my marriage suffering from spousal physical abuse, and in its final hour I experienced the crucifixion the day I was put in the hospital with a neck injury, only to find my husband at the foot of the bed in prayer. I heard the words in my soul, “it is finished.” Now his conversion was about to begin.

Therefore I speak clearly from experience, living the Word of God which was fully flesh of my flesh. I lived on a promise by God that we would be restored and as new creatures, built now on Rock. (Mt. 7, Luke 6:48-49) I never knew when this day would come, but the Lord continued to encourage me and hold me up and make up for the love I was not receiving in human terms.

I learned through this journey that not only was I suffering for my own marriage, but for the sacrament of marriage itself, as I know that our marriage is not the only one who has suffered in this way. Ours is on the recovery.

Yes my friends, I could have easily chosen to divorce my spouse and have my children live the effects of divorced parents. I had every ground to do so. But I was living the effects of divorce already as my husband was a product of an abusive divorce situation. It is what he knew about marriage and the only example he was given in his childhood.

The Lord gave me compassion for him. I knew he was not able to love me, as he was in his condition, I had to be the example for him, because he did not know how to love me, but Jesus did. I had to allow Jesus in me to love him through me. In His mercy the Lord begged me to stay on the cross with my husband, and persevere for the sake of his soul. I had to trust that Jesus was doing something in him, even though I was not seeing it visibly.

I believed in the power of sacramental grace. I had parents who were witnesses for me, who have been married for 50 years now. I witnessed how they had overcome countless trials and tribulations in their lives and still all is imperfect and always will be, because we are human and to error is human-to forgive is divine. Their witness, my faith, and the power of God kept me on the cross, as one with Jesus.

And from this, I am witnessing the power of the resurrection, and the countless miracles of God’s mercy and love for us, who now is leading us into the promise land, and rebuilding our souls, and souls of our children.

I never thought I could love this man again. But Jesus continues to teach me about divine love, the love that only comes from God. I had to learn this love by experience, not in word, but in deed.

The love that drove him to the cross knowing what would happen to him. It is Christ from whom I draw my strength, and His love moved me to the cross with him. I did not run, I did not flee but allowed the crucifixion to occur in my soul, dying to self for the sake of the other.

It is not easy to lay this out for the world to see. Maybe you are one who may say, this is too intense. Well maybe so for you, because you are not perfect in love yet nor have you had the grace to experience as such. I have confidence in the Lord enough to know however that He will make up for what I am lacking, and the hope to say I hope He is touching hearts by this witness.

I know who I am, and I know I still have a long journey to walk, but the journey I walk is in the embraced of the eternal lover, Jesus Christ.

I make this point to say clearly this is the state of marriage today. It is also the state of the marriage union with Jesus Christ and his bride, who continues to inflict wound upon wound on His mystical body.

Parishes need to help support marriages said the holy Father. Marriages are threatened by so many facets in the world as he stated. I speak from experience having been to countless parishes in this country. There is a great need for martial spiritual direction, a need for healing and deliverance ministry, and renewal of love in the marriage sacrament.

I am living witness to the power of sacramental grace and divine mercy. We have also been given the grace to counsel many couples who suffer in multiple ways in shared experiences. The only answer is ‘press into the cross’ as Jesus did my friends.

I must note, that there are some situations where there is the threat of life of a spouse. Seek help and bring the situation to light. Be silent no more oh brave soul. No one soul needs to hide in shame any longer. There is mercy, and there is new life.

As I further go on to say in short to continue with the voice of the Church through the encyclical of Humane Vitae, pp 26, the document encourages couples to work with couples and to communicate their experiences to others. Holy Father Pope Paul VI said as such:

“Among the fruits which ripen forth from a generous effort of fidelity to the divine law, one of the most precious is that married couples themselves not infrequently feel the desire to communicate their experiences to others. Thurs there comes to be included in the vast pattern of the vocation of the laity a new and most noteworthy form of the apostolic of like to like; it is married couples themselves who become apostles and guides to other married couples. This is assuredly among so many forms of apostolate, one of those which seem most opportune today.”

Parishes must be open to allow the laity especially couples to work together to help build up once more the marriage sacrament in the plan of God. Couples who can share their experiences of the trials, sufferings and truths of married and family life, especially with young couples who encounter the sacrament with stars in their eyes.

Since the laity make up the greater portion of the Church, great emphasis must be placed in helping marriage and the family life and to help once more give birth to the Holy Spirit who wants to be present in the family.

I will conclude on the words of the Mother of God… who said:

“Dear children, tonight also your Mother is warning that satan is at work. I would like you to pay special attention to the fact that satan is at work in a special way with the young. Dear children, during this period I would like you to pray in your families with your children. I would like you to talk with your children. I would like you to exchange your experiences and help them to solve all their problems. I will pray, dear children, for the young, for all of you. Pray, dear children. Prayer is medicine that heals.” (9/9/88)

Begin today my friends. Pray in your families especially with your children. Begin to strengthen their spirits to fight against satan who is seeking to devour their souls. And be honest and open with them, sharing your experiences and how you have learned from your past mistakes. Help form their conscience, and teach them that God is fully alive!

Ave Maria!

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Fatima? Medjugorje? Connected?

I want to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima may be fulfilled.

“Dear children, today also I invite you to prayer, now as never before when my plan has begun to be realized. satan is strong and wants to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not strong in His decisions. Therefore, I call all of you dear children, to pray and fast still more firmly. I invite you to renunciation for nine days so that with your help everything I wanted to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima may be fulfilled. I call you dear children to understand now the importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I desire to save all souls and to present them to God. Therefore, we pray that all I have started may be completely realized in its fullness. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (8/25/1991)

FATIMA’S CONNECTION TO MEDJUGORJE?

God gave the world the model of the perfect man; he is Jesus Christ and the way to salvation. He gave us a model of the perfect woman; the Blessed Virgin Mary. He gave us another model of a righteous man in human dignity one who toiled and labored as sacrifice in atonement for sin; St. Joseph.

We have come to the close of this holy season of Christmas, which is centered on the birth of Christ who has been born a new into the world for human souls, but Christmas is also centered on the human family.

Blessed Mother speaks frequently about the family and the call to the family in her apparitions in Medjugorje. Our Lady began the call of conversion throughout her history of apparitions.

In one message she spoke of the significance for parents to carry and live the Word of God in the heart and in thoughts. She said in 1996 to place sacred scripture in a visible place in your family, read it and live it. The key word is to “live it.”

Then she said, “teach your children, because if you are not an example to them, children will depart into godlessness.” And so we have it, a godless society in our modern culture, simply because the faith was not being taught in the home.

The most recent apparitions of our age and for our generation which has had great significance and importance for this history in time is Fatima, Portugal. I will speak briefly about Fatima and its connection to Medjugorje-most specifically for the family.

Those who have followed Fatima and have experienced Medjugorje, have experienced the connection. There are many similarities connecting Fatima with Medjugorje, especially from the early years of the apparitions such as the miracle of the sun, which is a frequent occurrence to some who have experienced this event in Medjugorje and the call to conversion.

Why signs and wonders? Our Lady’s response is, “it is necessary to increase the faith.” Most people will believe things when they experience it with their own eyes. But not everyone experiences the same thing. The Lord uses signs in the way He knows the soul is going to respond to Him. Some don’t need to see a miracle of a sun because they have a stronger faith than another, and so on.

In Medjugorje, Our Lady said to Marija Luenetti (visionary) in one of her monthly messages as posted above, that she wants her plans that she began in Fatima to be fulfilled….but satan does not want it.” She said this connecting Fatima to Medjugorje. Fatima is the only Marian apparition sight mentioned by Our Lady in Medjugorje. And through this, we have to pray to understand what she is saying, and would understand its universal call to humanity.

Pope John Paul II proclaimed at one time that Medjugorje is the fulfillment of Fatima as though echoing the words of the dear Mother. For the discerning heart, who believes without seeing, it is clear to the human soul.

However, Medjugorje is still different than Fatima, as in Medjugorje our Lady is giving detailed instruction on how to live the Fatima call. We didn’t get it right the first time.

If anyone has studied and prayed the messages of Fatima, then Medjugorje would make sense for one to understand why it was necessary for Our Lady to return to earth, and call her children again one last time to conversion and prayer.

The world did not heed the message of Fatima, and with great sadness as Our Lady said, Russia would spread her errors of communism, and World War II occurred as she prophesized.

Today the world lives as if there is no God what so ever. It is as if the world has globally gone communist or atheistic. We depend more on technology, careers and statue for our survival, and forget that one day we are all going to die from this earth.

If we look back to Fatima apparitions the call of Our Lady was a call of conversion to the whole world, and pleading to the world to stop offending God. She called the three visionaries to prayer, penance and fasting, especially prayer of the rosary in the family. This is the same core message and call to the world in Medjugorje, prayer, penance, conversion, fasting, reading the bible and holy Mass.

Children were called to modest behavior and dress and to obey their parents. Parents were called to guard and protect the innocence of their children and raise them in the commandment and law of God, and above all to fear the Lord and the loss of soul.

Our Lady gave a vision of hell to the children of Fatima, and showed them how easily souls fell into hell as she said, “Like snow falling to the ground.”

During the last apparition of Fatima on 10/13/1917 there was the great sign of the spinning sun falling to the earth in front of thousands of witnesses. However, the visionaries witness three apparitions during this event of the miracle of the sun.

The first apparition was of St. Joseph holding the child Jesus with Our Lady at their side blessing the world.

The second apparition was Jesus as “perfect man” said the visionaries, who also blessed the world.

The third was Our Lady in the Carmelite habit. Lucia’s words were, “it was the most beautiful of all.”

The first of the apparitions is the call to the human family, and one of order of importance. Especially the call to Fatherhood and the role of fathers with their children, so that they reflect the image of God the Father and His mercy. The role of fathers in the home is significant, and fathers will have to answer to God Himself for how they were stewards over the gifts God has given to them, instructing them in the Law.

The child Jesus in the arms of Joseph is the call to children to surrender to the authority of their parents in the Lord.

Lets take note here. In Medjugorje our Lady addressed the state of the family today. She called the visionaries to pray on 10/24/88 in a profound way, as if speaking about the crisis in the home. Here is the message she gave on this day:
“Dear children, your Mother wants to call you to pray for the young of the whole world, for the parents of the whole world so they know how to educate their children and how to lead them in life with good advice. Pray dear children, the situation of the young is difficult. Help them! Help parents who don’t know, who give bad advice!.”

And just prior to this she said;
“…I would like to give you peace so you can give this peace to others, so you can give this peace especially to families where hatred exists. I would like you dear children to renew the family prayer, all of you…”

Our Lady does not exclude anyone in these messages, it is clear she said “all of you.”
On 4/25/88 she gave her intention for coming to the world. She said, “God wants to make you holy…let holy mass be your life….”

Does our Lady say go work on your careers, earn lots of money and feed yourself to you are fat happy and rich? No! She is very clear about what is most important, that is your soul, and to purify it before meeting your God. She calls us to coomplete dependency on God in everything.

The other two calls from Fatima are calls to religious vocations. The priesthood “Jesus as perfect man” or spiritual fatherhood and the call to religious life; Our Lady in the Carmelite habit. (the Carmelite order is where Lucia spent the rest of her life)

Most especially is the emphasis of religious wearing their habits as one who stand out in the world. Lucia the visionary in her memories document is very direct in saying to those consecrated religious about staying in their habits, and admonishes those who have left their habit, and the penalty of God’s justice for abandonment of the vows. The scripture is clear, “God does not forget a vow.”

However in the first place, the family is where vocations are born. Holy families give birth to holy vocations. Is it no wonder that evil attacks life and the family then?

Many have forgotten Fatima as generations have passed. The call was ignored and because it was, the second world war as prophesized came to be, communism idealism spread and the third secret still was left hanging in the balance, leaving many to wonder the fate of the world.

The world was making a loud statement to heaven however, that it did not need a God.

On May 13, 1981 (anniversary of the Fatima apparitions) Pope John Paul II was shot in the chest. This pope knew the third secret of Fatima, and knew he was the pope of the prophecy. On his way to the hospital he prayed to Our Lady which was dictated by his aide in the ambulance. Through his prayer he pleading to the Mother of God, to spare the world from destruction, and to save it.

It was only days later that Our Lady made her first appearance in Medjugorje, holding the baby Jesus in her arms, on 6/24/1981, the Feast of St. John the Baptist….”prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight His path…” as the great prophet herald in biblical times.

Our Lady came again to the world in the spirit of Elijah the prophet, as though in answer to the prayer of the vicar of Christ who in his great suffering interceded for the world.

My friends, this is no secret and is public record for the discerning heart. The dates do not lie. Let those who speculate research themselves.

Our Lady proclaimed boldly saying, “I am going to give messages to the world as never before since the beginning of time…and at another date said she is calling the world to conversion FOR THE LAST TIME.” She said on 5/2/1982 “I will not appear any more on this earth.”

Since the beginning of creation, no event has ever occurred in such a way as it has until now. It was also recorded and confirmed thru Lucia the last survivor of Fatima that she would live to see the fulfillment. Thus it was so, Our Lady coming to the world to triumph in human hearts to see her Son made king once more, and devotion established to her Immaculate Heart on earth.

Thus also, Pope John Paul II, in gratitude to the Mother of God, not only consecrated Russia to her Immaculate Heart, but the whole world.

The world now is hers, and she has impregnated the world about to give birth to her Son in profound ways in human hearts.

Her plan from the beginning started with hand picked little children as her prophets and apostles, and grew from there as was spoken by many mystics and saints, but one known especially by St. Louis deMonfort. These hand picked children who she called are being formed and purified for her work. This great Marian saint speaks so eloquently of true devotion to Our Lady. Those who live this way become stripped of self love and clothe themselves with her virtues, with disinterested love, surrendering it all to the Blessed Virgin. Her intercession is so powerful to appease the just anger of God and draw down his mercy.

Many know that Our Lady is described as wearing the grey gown. There is no mistake here my friends. She has come as the handmaid of the Lord. She has work to do. She came to do some serious house cleaning, cleaning up the filthy mess in the house of God made by her children, cleaning up false prophets, false teaching, re-establishing devotion to the rosary, and the original traditions of the Church which have been almost lost in this past century.

These hand picked apostles are the ones who have been called from the beginning of the apparitions who have prepared the way of the Lord with the help and guidance of the dear Mother. Their yes, their sacrificing their lives, have birthed the universal plan which is set in course.

Almost a generation has passed, and those laborers in the vineyard worked hard to get the message and their experience known in the world. Many books, media, conferences etc. have laid the foundation. Many have had profound conversions and changes of lifestyles, and have raised their children for the age of Our Lady.

Today in the present time we have now the apostles of the apostles. They are those who heard the world of God (through the voice of the Mother) acted on it, and put them to life. Their witness, their heroic suffering, also now feed the heart of the dear Mother, and the clutter in the house of God is starting to be cleaned up. These are the ones who are witnessing and proclaiming the Word and for some at a great cost.

God’s palace that is His Church must be remodeled and restored. And here we are today in the rebuilding phase of the universal plan. We are about to enter into a new era of the plan of God for the reconstruction project of His Church and reconstruction of human souls. This plan now is going to begin with the domestic church, or that which is called the human family.

The individual conversions now need to move to the families. As go God’s people, so goes the world. The family is the original cell of society, the future of society passes through the family.

Thus a radical change will have to come for the modern society’s family. Our Lady is determined to accomplish the task.

Families will be formed, stripped and purified of all attachment to sins of the world. God’s proper order of creation must now be re-established on earth. My friends, the Lord is determined and it is set in course. Do not think if you are of God’s house that you will be spared from the task.

Husbands and wives must come to know their identity and their roles in the order of creation by God’s design. Husband is head over his wife, and wife is under her husband. The two must be one again, as a head and body working in unity for the sake of the Kingdom. Not head with head, but head and body as Christ is with the Church.

Husbands you are the Christ of the home, as Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. Husbands you are to die for your bride as Christ died for his bride. (Ephesians 5) Men must become who they are as “soldiers for Christ.” They must model their King who was meek and humble of heart.

Women will find their true identity in her true feminine nature as one who births life, and lives modestly, chaste, clothed in the virtues of the perfect woman, the Blessed Virgin Mary. She should never dishonor her husband, as the bride of Christ should never dishonor her spouse Jesus Christ.

Man’s identity comes in his true masculinity as one who sacrifices, dies to himself and his own self seeking pleasures to serve His bride and the gifts she births to him from her body, that is his offspring; his children.

Husbands must be Christlike carrying the living word in their hearts, leading his family with honor, dignity, respect and obedience to the will of God. He is in no way to abuse or dominate or lord himself over her, but to show honor, understanding and love towards his wife as the weaker female sex. (1 Peter 3:7). This scripture utter by St. Peter even said husbands if you do not treat your wives as you should in the Lord, then your prayers may be hindered.

All things must reflect charity in the home towards one another. If a husband leads his wife and family after the model of the perfect man in Jesus Christ, his wife will without doubt will naturally follow his lead knowing she is loved with an ardent love of her spouse, and bring honor to him, and the children will witness the love between the spouses.

That which I have described is the perfect family under the Law, and rooted on solid Rock, through Jesus Christ.

Realistically however, we live in an imperfect world.

I assure you my friends, it has taken me as one who was on the opposite end of the scope over 20 years to discover that in my marriage that if I wanted change in the marriage I had to be the one to change the most.

I must conclude this section here, and I am sure you will agree, there is much to consider here. There is no room for error. Our Lady said, “Dear children, this is a time of decision.” I understand these words to the very depth of my being. There is no choice as far as I am concerned. I choose life, and for this comes a price, I must decrease so that He may increase in me.

Honestly, you dear reader may choose between good or evil or God or no God. You may agree or disagree with what I have written. But as one who has lived it to the full, and has paid the price for the reality of sin almost to death, there is no other option for me. In the end when it counts all will come to know truth in the fullest of the sense of the word.

Yet for the Mother of God to be permitted to come to the world for 29 years, and for the world to continue to ignore her coming and ignore the voice of heaven, the only place I want to be is tucked under her mantle of protection when God’s justice comes. Woe to those who do not recognize the time of visitation said Jesus to St. Faustina in the message of Divine Mercy. However, blessed are those who do! Join the winning team!
Ave Maria!

St. Louis deMonfort – True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary #205-206
“What does this good mother do when we have presented and consecrated to her our soul and body and all that pertains to them without expecting anything? Just what Rebecca of old did to the little goats Jacob brought to her. (a ) She kills them, that is makes them die to the life of the old Adam, (b) she strips them of their skin, that is of their natural inclinations, their self love and self will and their every attachment to creatures, (c ) she cleans them from all stain of impurity and sin. (d) She prepares them to God’s taste and to his greater glory. As she alone knows perfectly what the divine taste is and where the greatest glory of God is to be found, she alone without any fear of mistake can prepare and garnish our body and soul to satisfy that infinitely refined taste and promote that infinitely hidden glory. Once this good Mother has received our complete offering with our merits and satisfactions through this devotion, and stripped us of our own garments, she cleans us and makes us worthy to appear without shame before our heavenly Father. She clothes us in the clean, new, precious and fragrant garments of Esau, the first born, namely her Son Jesus Christ. She keeps these garments in her house, that is to say, she has them at her disposal. For she is treasurer and universal dispenser of the merits and virtues of Jesus her Son. She gives and distributes them to whom she pleases, when she pleases, as she pleases and as much as she pleases….”

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My Motherly Heart Prays, part I

I and my Son want to give you love....

January 2, 2011 message to Mirjana Soldo

Dear children,

Today I call you to unity (communion) in Jesus, my Son. My motherly heart prays that you may comprehend that you are God’s family. Through the spiritual freedom of will, which the Heavenly Father has given you, you are called to become cognizant (to come to the knowledge) of the truth, the good or the evil.

May prayer and fasting open your hearts and help you to discover the Heavenly Father through my Son. In discovering the Father, your life will be directed to carrying out of God’s will and the realization of God’s family, in the way that my Son desires (wishes). I will not leave you alone on this path. Thank you.

Mirjana felt that she could say to Our Lady: ‘ We have all come to you with our sufferings and crosses. Help us, we implore you.’ Our Lady extended her hands towards us and said: Open your hearts to me. Give your sufferings to me. The Mother will help.

How many of us take these words to heart? How many of us hear the word and act on it? The Mother is praying that we comprehend these words.

Thank you dear Mother for praying for me, and opening the Word that I may understand its meaning. With the Holy Spirit, help me to convey the word, and to put it to life in me.

Jesus was clear in the gospels; you are a friend of Jesus and will remain in His love if you live his commandments and blessed is the one who hears the word of God and acts on it. (John 15:10-14)

The holy Mother always lives the words, “do whatever He tells you.” (John 2:5)

So, to be God’s family…this is a great call in the words themselves comes with a great responsibility. It is about family honor now. How do we live as a family member of God?

Very simply put, we have been given a model to follow. God’s family began with the Holy Family, through Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Today I have received a tremendous teaching of this recent message from Our Lady.

There has been so much to the teaching, the task for me is to articulate it where one could easily reflect, take into their heart, and then put it to life. I pray to the Holy Spirit to convey His words all the further to make up for what I lack in my human fallibility.

I will begin with how the Lord began with me at the break of day this morning.
I woke up to a homily on the local Catholic radio station and the priest began to preach about “receiving love.” Of course this homily spoke to me right where I was at. He gave the analogy of an empty bank account. You can write all the checks you want he said, but if you do not have the money in the checking account your checks are no good, and they are going to bounce. You cannot give what you do not have.

Well, I thought, this is us clearly, meaning my family life-and like most. We are always perplexed at how we are always broke, and cannot seem to find a way to get ahead. (I must clarify my friends, my life is an open book, and is always used as to help others on the path to their conversion – nothing more. I share by example and how the Lord has taught us).

But hearing these words from this priest triggered my attention. God knew how to reach me, as I am praying to understand why it’s so, as the Lord also keeps repeating, “you lost the love you once had…” Yes, this is true, I am not the same, nor do I have the same zeal and fervor of faith as I did at the beginning of my conversion when I was on fire for God.

I am war torn and battle fatigued, and seeking to be renewed. But God is calling me out. I am not loving as I should. And then my soul was flooded with questions as if examining my conscience, as I felt the Lord convicting me in so many ways. I was in my car driving from one parish to another to reach an adoration chapel, just to sit and chew on these words, and I spent over 4.5 hours in dialog with the Holy Spirit before the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.

Therefore, what I am about to share, is from the heart, for me and to share with you dear readers, as I also must put this message to life myself.

The questions that came were very stern as I kept hearing the song, “What’s love got to do with it?”

The Lord said, “Where do you draw your love from?

What source does love come from? Well, I thought, I am with Jesus almost every day in holy adoration. Now I have to give my attention to how am I spending this time with Him, the eternal spouse of my soul….

Do we live for human or divine love? (in what order)

Are we looking for love in all the wrong places?

He reminded me of His words months ago, saying Love has no value unless it is poured out…and the image of the crucified came to my heart.

Then the homily I heard this morning came back, as the priest spoke about appreciating the gift from God. With love comes appreciation and gratitude. Whew, I wanted to shrink in my seat before God.

Again I heard the voice of the Lord say to my heart, you cannot say you love God if you cannot appreciate the gift of those whom He puts into your life, or are thankful for the blessing you already have.

Then He took me back to the bank account. Our account is always empty…there is nothing there. We struggle to make ends meet to just cover from check to check our monthly expenses and to feed the family. Sometimes scraping change to buy milk or eggs. Yes, this is the level of poverty we have come to.

The Lord is telling me what I am giving of myself is not giving with the heart, it is the writing of bad checks or has become routine for me-as though going through the motions. There is no love in my efforts. Of course my heart began to sink as again I see myself in truth once more.

Jesus repeated to my heart, “You must draw your love from my strength, divine love.” In His love, He allowed Himself to be crucified. Well, I shutter at this, because I’ve walked this path many times, in fact I am still nailed to the cross. But I am disgruntled, complaining, and expecting something in return. Now I am convicted in truth…I am not loving with divine love but of my own weakened human love that carries no weight.

The Lord freely gives His love. He is always there to give His love. The problem the Lord said with the human heart is that “we do not freely receive” this love. The word I repeat is “freely receive.”

We have lost love for God, the passion that comes from divine love for the salvation of souls, which is true authentic heartfelt love for God. The Love of Jesus drove Him to the cross. We expect God to give and give when we need Him, but do we give our self in return, without complaint I may add?

We have forgotten, God is the Father. He is the Creator of life. We would not exist on this earth if He did not will it so. Our pride blinds us to this truth.

Every human being has a conscience, said Our Lady. Every human being is made in the image and likeness of God. (Genesis chpt.1) Why? Because we are made up of body, soul and spirit. We have a God given will to discern good or evil. But most often we do not exercise our conscience or our will to choose good. Our natural inclination is to sin. We are not naturally good in nature my friends-we have a weakened and fallen nature in the flesh. If there is any good in us, that credit is to due to God whose spirit is within the human person, and willed it so.

If we do not receive love from the originator of love itself our source for existence, and if we do not have God our Father in His proper order in our lives, then I assure you, everything in your personal life will be disordered.

As a human race we are choosing in full conscience to ignore that God exists, and that He sent His own Son into the world as a gift to the world. He did not send Jesus into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world from itself. (John 3:16)

Why does the world need a savior? I ask this question as well; can a human being save himself from damnation without God? Absolutely NOT!

What do we need to be saved from? Sin and death! Eternal death that is. Jesus made it clear when He returns at the end of our life on this earth or at the end of the world, which ever comes first, we will need to give an account for our deeds. And He made it more clear of that those who do not live His way, and practice evil deeds, will not enter into heaven. (Revelation 22:14-21) Heaven is for the one who repents of sin, and perseveres to the end.

If we choose not to accept this gift of God in His only begotten Son who is our salvation, and we choose to ignore what He tells us by His Word and His established authority on earth-the Church, we choose death and hell over life.

So dear friends, how can you say in good conscience I have life with God? Or Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and savior (as some would say). Is He?

How can you say I am a good Christian and I love God above everything, if you only pick and choose what you want to live and follow from the example of Jesus, and not the whole message?

How can you say you love God if you cannot live with the very gift God has given you in your life for your sanctification, such as your spouse, your children, your family members, or your neighbors/co-workers etc?

Dear friends, if you rely only on your own strength, that is “weakened human love” you will fail and those around you will convince you of your failure by words and actions. They will express the lack of love they received from you, by their anger, rebellion, hatred, or mockery and more. Division will creep in and the door will be wide open for a whole mess of darkness. Because the love of God is not in us, and we are not living as God’s family members.

Jesus Christ is the summit and source of divine love, who in unconditional and in an incomprehensible way gives Himself in fullness, every day in the holy offering of the mass.

From the beginning of the existence of Jesus Christ in the flesh the love of God willed it so that He should come into the world in utter poverty; naked, cold, and in darkness.

He still comes to the world every day, exposed in His flesh as He is in the mystical way, into the cold and darkness of our hearts and souls.

So what has changed from that holy night? Nothing! It is the same God who was born in the cave with Joseph and Mary, who is the one who is present in the most holy Eucharist that comes into the dark cave of our souls, to bring His light desiring to be born anew in me and in you.

I pray that divine love, not human love, but divine love will grow in His fullness in my heart and in the heart of poor aching mankind.

For this section I will stop here, and will continue on as I have said in further parts for greater contemplation and reflection. The Lord is gracious in His Word and counsel.
Ave Maria!

“If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, “Give me a drink.” you would have asked him and he would have given you living water…” (John 5:10)

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You are God’s Family…

You are God's family

Our Dear Mother gives an encouraging message for us who are coming to her this March for the Holy Family Medjugorje Pilgrimage. She reminds families about who they are. We belong to God. We belong to His Family. If we are God’s family, then we need to act like God’s faithful children.

Here is her message she has just given to the world, to reflect in your heart….

January 2, 2011 message to Mirjana Soldo

Dear children,

Today I call you to unity (communion) in Jesus, my Son. My motherly heart prays that you may comprehend that you are God’s family. Through the spiritual freedom of will, which the Heavenly Father has given you, you are called to become cognizant (to come to the knowledge) of the truth, the good or the evil.

May prayer and fasting open your hearts and help you to discover the Heavenly Father through my Son. In discovering the Father, your life will be directed to carrying out of God’s will and the realization of God’s family, in the way that my Son desires (wishes). I will not leave you alone on this path. Thank you.

Mirjana felt that she could say to Our Lady: ‘ We have all come to you with our sufferings and crosses. Help us, we implore you.’ Our Lady extended her hands towards us and said: Open your hearts to me. Give your sufferings to me. The Mother will help.

It was just on Christmas day Our Lady gave the monthly message to the world, which was also directed to her children for the family. My heart is filled with joy to have her confirm this call now to the family.

Message, 25. December 2010

Dear children,
Today, I and my Son desire to give you an abundance of joy and peace so that each of you may be a joyful carrier and witness of peace and joy in the places where you live.

Little children, be a blessing and be peace.

Thank you for having responded to my call.

First our Lady calls us to bring unity, peace and joy into the family. On a personal level she has drawn our family into the spirit of poverty again this year that we may experience the joy of the Holy Family who spent their Christmas in the silence of a hidden cave, no where to be seen except by those whom the Lord led them.

What wisdom can be found in this about the call of the human family. The human family is to live simplistically, to grow in faith and virtue in the home, and to live as the model of the universal church, known as the domestic church.

The Catholic Church teaches that the future of society passes through the family. My dear friends if there is a breakdown in society, then there is a breakdown in the family. Isn’t this the truth today?

Families are under attack by dark forces said Pope John Paul II @ World Youth Day 1993. And several years later, the family is in greater crisis than it ever has been before. And the ones who are suffering the most are the children.

Husbands and wives need to get to the heart of the message from Heaven for today’s family. The Mother of God has even said that parents are leading their children to hell, because they are not teaching them the ways of God.

Families are placing m emphasis on worldly things, wealth and stature, and very little emphasis on God, or living His commandments.

Every human being has the will to choose good and evil. Sadly many are choosing the path of death and destruction of the soul, and have unformed consciences, committing sin without even reflecting their actions.

As I take this these two messages to prayer in this present moment, I have the image of the dear Blessed Mother rolling up her sleeves ready to get down to business with families.

Families be prepared for everything. Only prayer will get you through your trials. Surrender all your suffering to your Heavenly Mother, so that she can present them to her Son on the cross. Bear your sufferings with patience remembering that Jesus patiently suffered for you.

As Our Lady once said It is very apparent in our own personal life in my own family, as we live it today. We unite our suffering with all of you, in the many trials we encounter…yet the love of God and prayer sustain us, and strengthen us in faith.

We have removed all outside contact and we are focused on each other, discerning how we can grow more as a family in greater virtue.

Again my friends I will take these messages to further prayer. God willing I will share how the Lord moves my heart with all of you.

The attacks have been tremendous against our family for these publications. I ask all of you for your prayers, (even to the point of crashing our computer 3 times-but the Lord prevails and has provided). I see the fruits coming and a new birthing of God’s family about to take place in the world as a witness to Divine love. Ave Maria!

“For this I kneel before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named that He may grant you in accord with the riches of His glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breath and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpases knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times

In 2010, there were 26 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 50 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 6th with 62 views. The most popular post that day was Do not Reject Me….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were mail.yahoo.com, mail.live.com, mail.aol.com, stumbleupon.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for intercessor relief, medjugorje, true devotion to the blessed virgin mary, by rejecting the virgin mary we reject her son, and reflection on the death of the blessed virgin mary.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Do not Reject Me… November 2010

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Blessed Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body Reflection September 2010
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Purgatory-Your Task on Earth October 2010

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Do Not Reject the One Who Speaks August 2010

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Yes Lord, Yes Lord! October 2010

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May this Christmas be Different

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“Tonight I invite you in a very special manner to renew your family prayer; and during your family prayer, dear children, read especially the special passages in the bible that concern Advent.  Pray my dear children especially during this time, and among your prayers prepare yourselves for the great day that is coming, that this Christmas will be different from the other Christmases, that it will be joyous, dear children.  Remember dear children how we were happy in the stable when my Son was born!  May your family be happy with all those present in the stable.” (December 14, 1992)

Every year for the past 7 years without fail Blessed Mother has given this message to our family just before Advent begins.  Out of the 2000+ messages she has given to the world, every year she has called our family to reflect on this message given to the world in 1992. 

This year is no different, except for one thing.  This year Our Lady has called us to share its meaning for us, which we have never done.When we first started hearing this message it was a time when we lived in Colorado, and were without family.  We were suffering from great financial constraints and there was great tension in our home, about having to come up with funds to buy the Christmas gifts for the children.  We just couldn’t do it, we had almost nothing and were facing losing our home.

As we continued to pray to the Father asking for his help so we can buy gifts for Christmas, this message was given to us.  We prayed to understand its meaning for us.  And when we did, our hearts just sank.  We began to see how worldly we were, and how much retailers capitalized on this holy season to sell merchandise.  The ads on television were sickening.  The birth of Christ had become commercialized as it was said years ago, by the classical movie, Miracle on 34th StSanta Claus had taken over the birth of man’s salvation.  I always thought that St. Nicholas must be grieving in heaven for the world has put him above His God.

The world every year seems to be removing the word Christmas more and more.  Until it came the big debate over which retailers would patronize Christians for one of their most holiest days of the year shy of Easter

As our eyes opened all the more with the help of the Holy Spirit who convicted us, we began to see how we ourselves had played a role, and understood all the more, that the Lord had permitted our financial condition to teach us something more important. 

We as a family have instituted a new tradition in this time, and it has been a most incredible experience for all of us, and the profoundness of grace that has come is more than words can explain.  I will explain this further below.  However this year, when I asked Our Lady what more she wanted from us as a family for this Advent season, the following words came in my prayer.

(Again I remind you dear reader that these words are private revelations.  I ask you to use your discernment and take what is good, and leave the rest to God; yet it is clear Our Lady desires to obtain a special grace for those who choose this path).

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Our Lady said to my heart, “My dear little one I wish that you continue the tradition I began with you; that the birth of my Son should be celebrated in your poverty.  And that your family may be one of mind and heart with Joseph and I in holy adoration of my Son.

Prepare yourselves for this great day; in honor of the poverty and lowliness of the humble birth of your God and Savior, my Son Jesus.Be my witness my little one, and proclaim to the world all that I have taught you.  Enter more deeply in spirit and remove from yourselves all outside distractions and the lies of this world without peace.  I wish to obtain for you a most marvelous light, that your interior life shall never be disturbed or at unrest.  Contemplate the beauty of this great gift my little one as I draw you more unto the likeness of my Immaculate Heart.

Though there may be many celebrations surrounding you, do not let them interfere with my gift and desire for you.  Now is the time to enter more deeply into contemplation.  Now is a time of recollection.  Prepare your hearts for the day that comes.  For my Son desires to be born anew in you.

My little one, I ask you to obey my word with the ardent love you have for me.  I hold you all in my embrace.  Do not forget that I am your Mother, and that I love you.”

I then reflected once more on the Holy Family hidden in the cave away from the towns folk alone with the infant child Jesus.  There was no celebration; it was a night of holy adoration in wonder and amazement.  Joseph and Mary were as far away from the world as they could be, hidden among the animals and living creatures in a dark cold cave, with only one light in their midst and that was the eternal light they held before their eyes.

The world at that time knew nothing about what was taking place, and for the next 30 years it would still be the same.  The Holy Family lived a life of solitude, silence and hiddenness.  Today the world wants to celebrate in the way of men with false glitters, pretty ribbons, adornment and jewels (or even more with the latest and greatest electronic device) that all are passing.  and used for temporal means. The world forgets about the price that was paid for its salvation and why God Himself entered time to free men from death and darkness of sin.

O poor humanity, how we are drowning into the darkness of the abyss and sucked in to a vortex of sin. And all the more we lead our children to follow after us.

The Mother of God recently said “remove the darkness of sin from inside of you so that more of the spirit of Jesus could be born in you…” She desires for us to take Jesus into our hearts, so that we can be more Christ like.
Take these thoughts into consideration if you like.  This is the way the holy Mother has taught our family to adore her Son and put other things into its proper place.

The Feast of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) is celebrated on 12/6.  It is custom in many cultures to commemorate this feast day by small gifts left in shoes outside of a child’s room; However, our family has mini Christmas trees that the children have in their rooms, which they may decorate anyway they like.  Any gifts from Santa are given on this day in the spirit of St. Nicholas, and we pray for his intercession to bring back the spirit of Christmas as God intended it to be.

In preparation for the birth of Christ each of us writes a letter to Jesus in gratitude for all the graces and blessings He has won for us and our salvation.  We put this letter in our Christmas Tree, and we openly read it on Christmas morning out loud

The only gifts we buy are holy gifts to help us grow more in the love of God and for those whom we love.  Our time is reserved for holy Mass, and prayer, and in past have been celebrated with friends or family or have served the church with a local charity. Or we celebrate on our own since we live out of state from most of our family.

I may note, that Christmas of 2009 in this past year, for our area was hit with a tremendous snow storm on Christmas Eve, which left many tucked in their homes.  Those who experienced this in this area said it was one of the best Christmases that they ever had, with their families.  God spoke very loud on this night, and this area found it as no coincidence.

We celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with family and friends (after December 25).  And on the Feast of the Epiphany is the day we open our Christmas gifts, and bless our home.

We have found when we have removed the chaos of rushing to go somewhere that day, it became a day of prayer and a day of rest filled with peace.  Each of us can attest that we have never had such experience of grace as we have had since we have taken up this tradition for our family, and it all began through a great time of suffering for us.  Many today are suffering financial burdens in one way or another. It could be possible that the Lord wants to bring you into a deeper union with Himself through His own poverty of spirit. I leave this for your own discernment.

Yet I challenge anyone to try to remove the material from this Christmas season.  As Our Lady asked, “in a very special manner … prepare yourselves for the great day that is coming that THIS CHRISTMAS will be different from the other Christmases…remember how we were happy in the stable when my Son was born!”  Ave Maria!

“But when you pray go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.  And your Father who sees in secret will repay you…” (Matthew 6:6)

“When you give alms do no let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret.  And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” (Matthew 6:4) 

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Return Prayer in your Families

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“Dear children! Also today, I call you to renew prayer in your families. By prayer and the reading of Sacred Scripture, may the Holy Spirit who will renew you enter into your families. In this way, you will become teachers of the faith in your family. By prayer and your love, the world will set out on a better way and love will begin to rule in the world. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (4/25/05)

What a beautiful message from Our Lady for the family. Our Lady desires that families come together and pray and build a new foundation in prayer and sacred scripture. Not only pray, but read the sacred scriptures. Talk about them, reflect on them and discuss how the scriptures can come to life in your daily life.

The family is called the domestic church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches “…The home is the first school of Christian life and a school for human enrichment. Here one learns endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous-even repeated forgiveness and above all divine worship in prayer and the offering of one’s life…” (CCC 1657)

Parents, you are called to give good example to your children as their first teachers. (CCC 1656)

The family environment should be a place where faith is born. In the message today, Our Lady is specific. She said to renew prayer in the family, and read the scriptures, and by this the Holy Spirit will renew the family.

Wow! Let’s look at this a little bit more closer, as we go back to the day of Pentecost, the birth of the universal Church. After the suffering death and resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit came to the world. The Holy Spirit came and began His work when the the Mother of God was with the apostles, disciples, friends of Jesus, awaiting the promise of the Spirit of God to come forth to empower them to go forth and preach the gospels, heal the sick, cast out demons, give recovery of sight to the blind, set captives free, etc. (Acts 1:8) .

The Holy Spirit is the life of the Church. Jesus spoke in great deal about the Holy Spirit, especially in John’s gospel. He said the Holy Spirit would convict the world in truth. The Holy Spirit would come and renew lives. Jesus would do all His work on earth through His Holy Spirit. He instituted His sacraments with the power of this Holy Spirit.

Our Lady is the spouse of the Holy Spirit, she is one with the Holy Spirit in an espousal union. The Holy Spirit overshadowed our Lady and impregnated her with the living God in the flesh, and she birthed Jesus into the world through the power of the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit came to his bride on the day of Pentecost to continue the mission of Jesus.

When the apostles were hidden in the upper room afraid to go out after the death of Jesus, the Lord entered through the door, and breathed on them with the breath of His Holy Spirit. He gave them the spirit of peace, and the power to forgive sins. They received the love power of God! Families need the Love power of God to fight the dark forces of evil and evil influences that come into the homes!

My friends, Blessed Mother is giving the remedy of how to bring back God’s spirit into the family. She said the Holy Spirit wants to be present in the family. The Holy Spirit wants to renew the family, purify the family, convert the family. When you have the Holy Spirit, you have life! And this life will only come through prayer and sacred scriptures.

How is the family like the church? The family that prays together, reading sacred scripture and sharing the meals together is the living mass. It is where communion and union are born.

Children can dialog with their parents, and speak about what is on their hearts, and the battles they face in their day at school or with friends. The home is the perfect opportunity for parents to educate and counsel their children to strengthen their spirits and encourage them to fight the battles of the world and the temptations that follow.

Parents often shrink from the role that has been entrusted to them by God, relying on institutions to educate their children. Well my friends, these institutions we are relying on are removing the holy name of God and striking out the commandments in the secular view. Your children are not learning about God in schools, in their sports or other activities. If you are not living your faith in your home openly, and in truth, your children are headed for destruction, and damnation.

Parents you bear the responsibility for the souls of your children while they are in your care. You are the voice of conscience for your children. You must guard them in their purity, encourage them in modesty and keep them chaste as they enter into their adult lives. Do not be fooled that you do not have control. Parents you are the authority over your children, and the Almighty God has mandated that you exercise your authority.

Your children should NOT be sexual active, nor indulging in drinking binges or drug activity, and all the other abuses that are occurring in the schools at epidemic proportions. It is a grave and deadly offense against God. The Lord is clear. Those who do such things will NOT inherit the Kingdom. These actions must stop and it has to begin in the family through the firm love of Mother and Father.

The commandments of God are firm in heaven. They have not changed. Living the commandments is the most repeated theme in the bible. There is no doubt that the world is spiraling into an abyss of sin and disorder. The world has lost sight of its Creator.

The Lord makes it very clear that parents are to teach the commandments to their children, and drill them into their minds and hearts, that the commandments becomes who they are. Jesus said, he did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill every letter of it. (Mt. 5:17-18)

Woe to the one who leads the little ones astray, the Lord said. Yes my friends, it is a hard fact. It is time to rope in the youth, and take hold of the reigns.

Our Lady concludes her message by saying, “by prayer and your love the world will set out on a better way and love will begin to rule in the world…”

This seems so easy if we hear these words. Your love dear parents. Your love and prayer will stir the sacramental graces of your marriage, and the blessing will spill over into your homes, and flow through the world if you follow the instructions of the Mother. A better way she says, the way to heaven. Love is her Son. Love of Jesus will rule in the world. Not death and sin! The Love of God must rule the world. This love must be made present in the home and set as a visible sign to the world.

Now is the time to begin to change. Now is the time of decision as it has been said in many of these postings. Now today you must begin anew and pray with those whom you love. If you fail today, start again. Do not delay much longer. I urge you to seek conversion and the mercy of God, while it is still time for granting mercy.

Pray for the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit on your families. You shall not regret it. God will give you the gifts so that you will glorify him until eternity. Let there be a new Pentecost in the family, so that the family may be a light to the nations and throughout the world!

Christians be visible and be no longer silent! Ave Maria!

“For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you rooted and grounded in love may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and dept and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3:14-21)

Parents if you want to learn more about your vocation in the sacrament of marriage, then Holy Family Workshop is for you. Contact us through this website for further information.

The Holy Mass-The Greatest Sacrifice

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The Holy Mass-The Greatest Sacrifice

“Dear children! Today I invite you to fall in love with the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Adore Him little children, in your parishes, and in this way you will be united with the entire world. Jesus will become your friend and you will not talk of Him like someone whom you barely know. Unity with Him will be a joy for you and you will become witnesses to the love of Jesus that He has for every creature. Little children, when you adore Jesus you are also close to me. Thank you for responding to my call.” (Queen of Peace 9/25/95)

How we discount the value of even one single mass. The Mother of God said, “If we knew who we were receiving in the Holy Mass, we would prepare at least one hour before it…”

Blessed Mother said, “fall in love…Adore Him” Fall in love with our spouse, Jesus Christ. Is this too much to ask of someone who is married? What a romantic invitation from the Mother of God. Our Lady is saying that we will have an intimate union with Him…we will know Him, experience Him in the most intimate way in the depths of our being.

A husband and wife in the sacrament of marriage could not achieve this type of love that is being offered from Our God with out Him, it is a divine love that can only come from the divine author himself. But this love can be shared between the spouses with the author of love Himself at the center. Who can comprehend this treasure from heaven, except the one who has experienced it for themselves?

How many marriages grow cold and spouses become indifferent with each other? Not so with a marriage grounded in the love of God. There is always something new to experience in the relationship.

We forget and often are lukewarm in our hearts foregoing the fact of what price it took to save our souls from damnation. Jesus Christ offered Himself on the Cross to the most extreme and brutal torture in a bloody sacrifice. The Holy Mass is a renewal of Christ’s offering on the Cross. It is the greatest sacrifice, and sadly has lost its sacrificial character.

Through Jesus Christ, the Cross has become a sign of strength of character, of love and loyalty. It is a sign of Christ’s commitment to His bride, the universal Church. The nails in His hands and feet are a sign that He is there to remain on the Cross for His bride. Nothing can take Him off that Cross, even to death.

The Cross is a sign of inner strength and the carrying of the cross are steps on the path to inner strength.

How many make sacrifices and commitments to earthly things, such as their daily routine to get to their exercise class, coffee with friends, sports practices etc. Where are the same eternal values, which are of greater importance for the soul? The time on this earth is temporal and passing.

Poor Souls speak about the Mass
(excerpt from “Get us out of Here”)


The poor souls have spoken that their greatest suffering
is the time wasted on earth not serving and building up the Kingdom of God while on earth. Once the life has ended, there is no turning back the clock of time. What you do on this earth now matters for eternity.

A huge treasure is offered in the Holy Mass. His name is Jesus Christ who is fully present in the Eucharistic species, in the flesh, full body, blood, soul and divinity. Who but God can accomplish this great work for man’s salvation. By His Word it is done! “This is my body.” (Mt. 26:26, Mk 14:22, Lk. 22:19, 1 Cor. 11:24)

Doesn’t a bride and bridegroom say the same to each other in the sacrament of Marriage? This is my body given up for you my husband, my wife. What a great gift and grace God has given to His bride that we can experience the profoundness of His love in mystical way. There is no greater love than this to lay ones life down for a friend and more so for the one He loves.

The poor souls emphasize that “you must take this treasure of the Precious Blood of Jesus and continually bring it to the Father through Holy Mass as a reparation for your sins, as the cost of the conversion and salvation of souls and as a request for rich graces for the needs of the Church and of all men. Yes, if you knew the worth of one single Mass you would offer everything to receive this grace.

At every consecration your past life is lifted to a higher level of grace and then you live these higher graces. Take your suffering and your prayers and all your worries and your work; take everything into the sacrifice of the Holy Mass.

At your death all the Holy Masses that you attended in sincerity during your lives will be your greatest intercessors.”

Wow, imagine what a great grace this is for your soul when the book of life is presented before you in your final judgment. And we say we do not have time to go to holy Mass every day? There is nothing more important on this earth! On this EARTH, nothing more important!

“Even with the strictness of God’s justice and even if your sins are ever so numerous and heavy as a mountain, next to God’s justice stands His infinite mercy in the Sacrifice of the Mass. The many who think they have no time to go to holy Mass during the week should try it and see if they cannot get along with their work as though they had never been to holy Mass-as long as no duty is neglected-as duty comes first for ones state in life!

The Gospel without the Cross belongs to heaven. Suffering without the Gospel belongs to hell and the Gospel with suffering belongs here on earth. With the Cross of suffering, we help the Lord save souls. Were you to know the value of a single mass, you would give everything to save just one soul!

Before all else, honor the Blessed Mother again in your lives. Today she is pushed away by so many priests and even her virginity is often questioned. A priest who turns away the Virgin Mary is no longer Catholic! And for this reason so many have left the priesthood. Through Mary to Jesus, that is the surest way to God! It is a great bequest of Jesus that He gave us at His crucifixion. This applies to every person! And it should bring joy and consolation to everyone in all of life’s situations.

The word ‘Mother’ refreshes every broken courage. It is a word of security. Yes, she is the Mother most worthy of Love! Now think about the kindness she showed in her relationship with God and with men. She was also loving and worthy of love during her daily works. She is always polite. Politeness is a virtue and shows love for neighbor in its loveliest and finest form.

She is also God’s most humble servant. Yes, all leaders of the Church must again become humble to win back the trust of the faithful. Humble recognition of guilt receives forgiveness, grace and mercy.

Love and practice humility. The humble man is before God the more God can make of him. God placed his grace in this loving Mother’s hands. Blessed Mother is the Mother and mediatrix of all graces. What a loving and consoling thought. All graces that flow in us after Christ’s death for salvation went through the hands of Mary!”

Let us go to Our Lady before we receive Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the altar, and ask her to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus in a humble posture, and to live our lives worthily of the call we have received as children of God.

Adore my Son, says Our Lady. Adore Him with your whole heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, with all your strength. If you live this, then the second call is easy, to love and adore our neighbor as ourself.

Stay Awake, Be Ready…

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“Dear children! Wake up from the sleep of unbelief and sin, because this is a time of grace which God gives you. Use this time and seek the grace of healing of your heart from God, so that you may see God and man with the heart. Pray in a special way for those who have not come to know God’s love, and witness with your life so that they also can come to know God and His immeasurable love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (2/25/2000)

“Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Matthew 24:42-44)

Our Lady gave this message to the world over 10 years ago. Sadly many still yet have heard the call to wake up. She recently said our faith is weak, and she wants to awaken the faith in us.

She also said that we often fall into sin without conscience. This is very dangerous for the soul. So many souls are steeped in darkness, walking blindly and falling into even greater darkness and sin. All we have to do is look around us, and see the state of the world today to know that the heart of humanity is far from God.

Blessed Mother said to use this time, take advantage of her presence now, and seek grace for healing of your heart from God.

Does a mother know when a child is in pain? Of course she does. Imagine this mother looking down upon the earth piercing through our hearts in the flesh and seeing all the pain that has been caused in our lives from conception until today. This pain has led us to sin. Our Mother’s call is to turn to the mercy of God to heal the pain in our hearts.

Jesus said to St. Faustina, no matter if the sins be as scarlet, if we turn to the fount of His mercy, He will make our souls as white as snow. Many are mislead today and believe that to just believe in Jesus without works will have eternal life, and justify themselves in their sin, because they are too lazy or obstinate to change their lifestyle. Yet here Our Lady strongly said, WAKE UP. The world is in a spiritual coma. It needs to be awakened with one big alarm clock. God needs to shake us up to wake us up.

The Lord is stripping the world of all its false gods, all the idols we have made in the material world. Are we feeling it yet? Are we waking up, and stripping ourselves from gluttony and greed-from our obsessions and idolatry? What is the god in your life? Is it sports, exercise, money, power, sex? Where your heart is, there also will your treasure be.

The Lord is clear in His Word, in the end of revelation to humanity, that we do not know the day or the hour that the Lord will call us to Himself and He will ask us in that moment to give an account of our life before Him. He will judge us according to our deeds and in full truth. (Rev. 22:12) St. Faustina asked the Lord on one occasion why He did not punish souls now for the sin in the world? The Lord responded in a way that is very sobering…He said, “I have eternity to punish.” Do we want to seek God’s mercy now, or wait for His justice? This should be a no brainer question, but how many will ignore it?

If we have sin now on our soul un-reconciled, it will carry with us into eternal life. What we do in our body matters and imprinted on the soul. Our dear Mother wants us to heal from this pain of sin. She wants us to turn to Jesus to be set free from the chains that bind us to sin. She wants us happy and to dwell in peace. She wants to teach us how to be children of God. We have lost our way.

Our Lady said, “life on this earth is short compared to the one in eternity.” A great priest most of us know says often, “in the end you and I will be in heaven or in hell.” Here is the difference between the wheat and the chaff. We deceive ourselves into thinking that when we die we are canonized and go directly to heaven, especially when we have lived a life of sin. God is the final judge. And the mind and heart of God is far beyond the human intellect to be so prideful in thinking this way.

As we reflect further on her message I hear Our Lady ask for us to pray for those who do not know God’s love. This can be every one of us faith or nor faith. It is not someone out there. No! In reality it is all of us because we are all weak in faith. Mother just told us this on 9/25/10-your faith is weak. If God appeared before the world today in His fullness and glory, we could not stand before Him in truth…we’d die of fright.

If we knew the love of God and experienced as such, then we would fear God in our souls, and renounce sin. The love of God is to know who we are in truth, as mere creatures that are ashes and dust without the life of God within us. The Love of God is made present in His Son, Jesus Christ. There is no greater love than this.

The scripture from Luke’s gospel comes to mind for me. (Luke 2:41-52) We all know the story, the boy Jesus is lost in the temple. Joseph and Mary left Jerusalem thinking Jesus was with them in the caravan heading back to Nazareth. But they did not see Him among the relatives. It is easy to take for granted that God is always with us. But here He allowed His own parents to experience His loss and what it is really like without Him.

With anxiety the Word says, they searched for Him, not knowing where He was. They searched and searched for three days. Imagine the pain of not having the one they love with them, and not knowing if He was alive or dead. Imagine the thoughts playing on the mind.

Isn’t this the state of our human minds today? If we don’t have God, we fearful of our future? Do we fear evil? Our Lady said, “the one who prays is not afraid of the future, the one who fasts is not afraid of evil.” Are we worried about our jobs, our families or our loved ones? What about those who have died? Do we question if they are safely in heaven or not or do we just assume they are? Are we offering prayers, sacrifices, or masses for them?

Our Lady says, there are many souls in Purgatory who are forgotten and no one prays for them. What a great suffering for them to be forgotten and unloved. It is the same.

To be rooted in the love of God, there is no fear or loss. Because we have a foundation built upon the Crucified. The Crucified Jesus is incarnate and living in us. Are we bringing Him to life into the world by our deeds?

If we reflect on this scripture from Luke’s gospel further, when the parents find the child Jesus, He is in the temple among the high priests and elders. They are listening to Him and the wisdom He speaks. Jesus simply asked Joseph and Mary in a way of a matter of fact – like it was nothing. He said, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know I must be in my Father’s House?” (Luke. 2:49)

Jesus clearly explains to us exactly where He is. He is in His Father’s house. Can we make this any more clearer? He is in the Church, fully present in the in the tabernacle whole human person, body, blood, soul and divinity in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Who in their right mind would not want this great grace is beyond me? And still how many doubt the Word of God Himself, Who said this IS MY BODY, THIS IS MY BLOOD GIVEN UP FOR YOU. You have been purchased for a price! Your life is not your own. It belongs to God.(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

God is with us! He is fully present, and fully alive in our midst! How we pay little or no attention to Him and treat Him as if He is a dead object. If we see with the eyes of faith, we see Him in truth and experience Him in the flesh.

He said clearly, we must EAT HIS FLESH AND DRINK HIS BLOOD to have life IN HIM. (John 6:54) We must discern our bodies before partaking in the Eucharistic sacrifice. (1 Corinthians 11:27-32) St. Paul is clear, that if we eat and drink unworthily, then we bring judgment upon ourselves. We are weak in the flesh, ill and dead in sin because we are ignorant of the sins we are committing against the Lord, His Church, and to each other. You may be living and breathing in the flesh in the world esteem, but no life in your soul my dear friends if we do not live this word with our whole hearts, our minds and in our bodies. “If you but knew the gift of God and Who is saying this to you…” (John 4:10)

Blessed Mother said, there is NOBODY ON THIS EARTH who does not need monthly confession….and MONTHLY CONFESSION WILL BE THE REMEDEY FOR THE CHURCH IN THE WEST. This excludes no body! These are sobering words my friends. Nobody is above the law. Every human being will die someday. Heaven or Hell, that is the choice we can freely make.

Let us turn to the mercy of God, while there is still time for granting mercy.

“Behold, I am coming soon. I bring with me the recompense I will give to each according to his deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are they who wash their robes so as to have the right to the tree of life and enter the city through its gates. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the unchaste, the murderers, the idol-worshipers, and all who love and practice deceit.” I, Jesus, sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let the hearer say, “Come.” Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water.” (Revelation 22:12-17)

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