THE KING’S SECRET
“May the Hand of My Father bless you, who have loved Me and wept over My Passion!
Let us become like unto JESUS CRUCIFIED, hiding ourselves in His Sacred Wounds, bathing ourselves in His Precious Blood, loading upon ourselves the humiliation of suffering for the love of Jesus Crucified. Here is the victory of God; that there are souls in this world who accept, ney, even desire sufferings, victims who offer Him their hearts and their lives that Reparation may be made for the sins which have crucified Him. Emptied of self, they are filled with Christ!
The world will be saved only when there are a sufficient number of souls devoted to Reparation and not before! Christ came upon earth to make Reparation and for no other reason! He came to repair His Divine work which sin had ruined to restore to man his supernatural life; to compensate by His merits for the insult offered to His Father in the Garden of Eden, which is every day renewed and multiplied. He came to expiate by His sufferings the selfishness and pride of mankind. Our dear Lord could have accomplished this work of Reparation alone, but He chose to associate each one of us, every Christian, with it. He is our Head and we are His living members who, in virtue of His Sacrifice, possess a divine life. He is the Christ; we Christians, each of us are ~ Alter Christus ~ other Christs. At the Offertory of the Holy Mass, the priest pours wine into the chalice. Then, under pain of mortal sin, he has to add a few drops of water. Thus, Our Lord’s role and ours are symbolized. The wine alone would suffice for the validity of the Consecration; nevertheless, the drops of water must be added which, by the effect of the Divine words of Consecration, are changed into His Precious Blood. Our infinitesimal gift of self thus becomes divine in virtue of the power communicated to it by God.
We remain almost ignorant of our greatness as Christians if we have no knowledge of our obligation to take part in Our Savior’s work of Redemption. If we shirk our duty of Reparation, we cannot be united with Christ in His mission. To be a Christian is to be a savior, a victim! It is not possible to be a true Christian and at the same time strive to lead a comfortable life. We cannot partake in all the goods and pleasures that life has to offer and leave the laborious task of cooperating with Christ in redeeming the world to others. NO! NO! Such a program would be incompatible with the Gospel of Our Divine Master.
ALL CHRISTIANS ARE UNDER TWO OBLIGATIONS:
FIRSTLY, Reparation must be made in union with Christ.
SECONDLY, Reparation must be made AS HE WILLS IT ~By SUFFERING!
Saint Paul did not preach two Christs. He knew of only One, “CHRIST CRUCIFIED”. Men have changed since Saint Paul’s time. Now they know of two. The first Christ, the suffering One, did not suffice for them so they invented another one ~ a christ without a cross, without the doctrine of suffering, a christ without two beams which cast a disquieting impressive shadow, a christ whose demands are easily met:
“Live as you please, do as you wish!
THERE IS NO SUCH CHRIST! The disciple is not greater than his Master. If we wish Him to triumph, we must fight with Him! Looking at the Cross, we must see something more than the wood. There is ONE nailed to those beams. We say: ‘the Crucifix’, but we are wrong, for we name a thing. We must say, “The Crucified”, the Person of Christ, Who is both Divine and Human!
“What! Is it Thou, My God, Who hangest There? Wilt Thou that we save the world together? Dost Thou think I can? A living victim with Thee, O Lord! Ah, Yes, with all my Heart, Take Me!”
We must deny ourselves and embrace the cross with both hands: nothing less will avail. O Heart, symbol of Christ’s Passion of Body and Soul, who would not venerate and love Thee? The Holy Sanctuary of His Heart, where Jesus continually renews His Sacrifice, shall likewise be mine: there I will offer my humble share in His work of Redemption. The whole Life of Christ is one prolonged “ECCE,” one unceasing ratification of the immolation of His first day. Mary’s entire life was an “ECCE” in imitation of Her Divine Son. When the meaning of our Eucharistic life is truly grasped, victim-hood and self-immolation must be embraced. Never has GOD’S Name been so blasphemed, nor has His Will been treated with such contempt!
Love of pleasure reigns universally supreme. Huge sums of money are spent on theaters, cinemas, drinking, concerts, sumptuous dining, spas and health enhancement; all the while, we are in the throes of war and men are starving by the hundreds of millions. WE LACK APOSTLES! True devotion means loving souls so ardently that we go in pursuit of them without waiting for them to come to us and without any thought of looking for their love or gratitude. The source of Divine Grace is ever within our reach, ready to gush forth in living streams, to cleanse men from sin, purify their conscience, give sight to the blind, to heal the leper and the paralytic. Yet, as at the Pool of Bethsaida, volunteers are needed to bring God’s assistance to the misery of mankind.
Today, many are so near-sighted that they pass through life blind to the sights which surround them. Their thought is upon themselves. In the midst of a world hurling to its destruction, they have no thought of the millions of unhappy beings around them, creatures who are enslaved by wretchedness, doubts and want of God. Lukewarm and indifferent, they fill the world with nothing beyond vanity and attend-ing to pleasure. Everywhere the glutton is seen. He has no fear of death, nor does he concern himself unduly with the mystery of life. The monastic life has almost disappeared to give place to a free and open life, active and fruitful, which parades as progress for mankind. The Crucifix is relegated to the rubbish heap! Do we not hear that there are no absolutes, that all truth which does not spring from man is error? God sees all this: He hears all this! For whom do we take God! In vain, do men assert God is nothing! Degraded mankind insults God and denies His very existence but it is powerless to injure the Most High.
GOD is GOD! All those who would put out the stars and deny the supernatural are powerless.
He has His rights. God will not suffer man to treat Him as an outcast with impunity. If God cannot find enough souls to counterbalance all these insults, what may we not expect! We MUST be not only FAITHFUL souls, but GENEROUS souls
Suffering alone will not suffice. Suffering must be embraced with all our heart, out of love for God. Each of us must have the will of a martyr. Our blood, too, must be poured out. Not perhaps on the battlefield or in the arena, but it must be shed in our DAILY DUTY of striving after holiness and for the restoration of humanity in Christ. It must be given, drop by drop, by the daily sacrifices ~¬ often trivial and yet so meritorious ~ of an existence spent wholly for God.
IS IT I LORD?
Sin ruins souls! The holiness of prayer and penance saves souls and Nations. As we look around us, do we deplore the conditions we see? Yet, we must ask ourselves, how responsible are we for the present state of affairs? Do we find in our lives, in any degree, that we are responsible for the conditions in the world today? We cannot be like Pilate and wash our hands of it, declaring that we are in no way to blame for these evils. Do we understand the reverberating effect of our sins ~ personal and public? Had there been ten just men in Sodom and Gomorrah, these two cities would not have perished by fire. It is the sins of individuals, which bring down upon a people calamity far oftener than we imagine. Do not look out, LOOK WITHIN! One single mortal sin, in itself, is sufficient to cause God to send a great calamity that would destroy the earth. There is only one evil upon earth: SIN. Truly, the enemy is not Osama Bin Laden or terrorism, the enemy is SIN. The remedy for the calamity of today is LOVE: love of God and Reparation for the love of God! The rebellion of mankind against its Creator and Savior is a lie, which resonates from the very vault of the Heavens: “I WILL NOT SERVE!”
By Reparation, one just soul can obtain the pardon of a thousand sinners. If we care about Holy Mother the Church, our families and our Nation, our first duty is to lead an exemplary life and to avoid those deeds which God, in His Justice, cannot help but punish. We must always be faithful in prayer and suffering to make progress in holiness. Every Christian must make Reparation. If he avoids this obligation, the whole Christian body, all civilized society, an entire nation, and the whole world, may have to expiate his indifference. God grants him the grace to perform this Reparation out of LOVE. The Holy Spirit is betrayed at every moment. Holy Mother the Church is blasphemed every hour of the day ~ openly, shamelessly and cunningly. How much longer will we remain silent? DON’T WE SEE? They are gaining ground!
Will we let them swallow us alive? Do we not love our MOTHER THE CHURCH? One with Christ upon the Cross, like hidden springs of water, victim souls work secretly and silently. Their hidden virtues spread fertility all round. Everywhere, in every rank, God has His chosen souls. Whence do these noble souls spring? They are the drops of blood of a noble race, the voice of living traditions of the old Catholic stock, the moral wealth of an Organism which is steeped in the purest and most virile Christianity.
Love for love, life for life, blood for blood, offering for offering: all is one between us. I will be humble for the proud; weep for sinners who laugh, and give to Thee my whole soul for those who reject Thee. Thou hast given all, my Lord! Thou hast suffered all! Let me suffer! The road by which You came to us is the road by which I will be carried to Thee. There is no more powerful prayer than suffering, it purifies and lifts up the soul. The secret of the King is my strength of soul, my key to Heaven! To be a victim with the Victim, a victim for the Victim, this must sum up my entire life. The catacombs were more to be feared than the Forum. Thus, it is in our day, those who suffer and expiate in the catacombs of the 21st Century are the first and foremost active laborers to restore the Throne of Christ the King on earth as it is in Heaven. IF WE LOVE GOD, WE MUST SUFFER!
The very best crosses are those which we do not choose for ourselves: the crosses found at home and in our work place. These are always to be preferred to hair-shirts, disciplines and fasts. Let us humble ourselves and embrace with love those crosses which are imposed upon us against our will.
To Be a Victim! What Folly! NO! What supreme wisdom! O, How few there are who understand the sublimity and grace of this state! The doctrine of Reparation forms the basis of all true interior life. I must atone by the tears of my heart through fidelity, patience, deep piety and love. If I cannot be the priest who sacrifices nor the victim, I can be the dead wood that is burnt by another and destroyed for the GLORY OF GOD – A HOLOCAUST!
Have I the Courage? Have I the Faith? Have I the Generosity? Have I the Love!
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS FOR ASSISTANCE
O Mother of Sorrows, given to us from the Cross to be Our Mother, thou who didst behold the Drops of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus falling to the ground, remember the sorrow which overwhelmed thee as the waves of the sea, and which far exceeded any sorrow ever borne by a creature upon earth. Now, that it is well with thee, having entered into your joy sitting at the right Hand of your Divine Son forever more, remember to speak well for us, your sorrowful children, who yet wander in this vale of tears.
Mother of Sorrows, plead for us with the Eternal Father, intercede for us with thy Divine Son, pray for us to the Holy Spirit that, after our time of penance upon earth, we may behold the glorious Face of Jesus Christ, thy Son, and dwell with Him forever in Eternal Joy. Amen.
Imprimi Potest, Nihil Obstat Imprimatur + Georgius Cardinalis Mundelein 1931
Archive for July, 2012
Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, July 18, 2012Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, July 11, 2012Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
THE MYSTICAL ROSE
From the moment of our Baptism, “In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost,” until the “Holy! Holy! Holy!” anthem of Eternity, the Knowledge and Love of the Trinity are fundamental and all-embracing in our spiritual life. Knowing and loving God is absolutely necessary for our happiness, for He is the Infinite Truth and Goodness for which we are created and, without which, our intellects and wills can never be at rest.
In our search for happiness, Mary is Our MOTHER and MODEL, our guide and our inspiration. The Trinity loves Mary with the singular Love of It’s one Will but each of the Three Persons possesses that Will according to His own personality and loves Mary according to her very intimate relationship with Him. Mary loves Each of the Three with a distinct and wholehearted love!
The Trinity and Mary wish us to understand and share in their loving union. Indeed, since one reveals the secrets of his intimate life only to those whom he loves, God’s revelation to us of the Trinitarian Life in Itself and of Its Love for Mary begs our decisive and loving response.
This is the Age of the lay apostle and of increasing devotion to Mary. If our knowledge of Mary’s place in the plan of the Trinity does not keep pace with our external Marian devotions and apostolic activities, we will be like a tree which is growing rapidly above ground while its first small roots form no anchor within the earth. Our devotion will be poorly nourished, will lack depth and, with the first strong wind, it will be easily uprooted!
The whole of life is summed up in love. To love God is the highest wisdom: it is the fulfillment of the LAW. Hence, all our striving must be concentrated upon loving God. The Rose is the Symbol of Charity and Charity is the Synthesis of all Virtues. MARY IS THE ROSE OF CHARITY! She has filled the world with the perfume of her life. Souls are drawn to Mary by the odor of her sweetness. Her sublime spiritual beauty acts upon us. The study of Mary’s charity, step by step, will deepen our roots and open to us the Heart of God.
They that explain Me, shall have Life Everlasting.”
Mary promises in these words which the Church places on her lips, life and salvation, grace and glory to all who shall find her. The sacred crimson fire that radiates the golden glow of God’s Love which burns in the heart of Mary is the three-fold gift of the Wise Men: the gold, frankincense and myrrh. Together with Mary, we offer these gifts to Our King. From the beginning, when the Father foreknew Mary as the Mother of His Son, He has with a wonderful fullness His life with her. Mary is closest to Christ and next to Him in importance. God’s eternal Knowledge of the Incarnate One includes first of all, knowledge of the Mother from whom He receives incarnation.
Our first step, then, is to know Mary. And, to do this, it is vital to reverently enter into the sanctuary of her mind and the “Holy of Holies” of her heart: We must gaze upon, admire and imitate her shining faith and her burning charity. According to St. Bernadine of Siena, there are seven flames that burst forth from the furnace of Mary’s Pure Heart ~ seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost, seven clusters in the petals of the Mystic Rose are arranged, seven words of Mary, which form the perfect framework of our spiritual life.
God permitted the Fall of Adam that Christ’s Passion and Mary’s compassion might exercise and reveal their surpassing love. In her office of divine motherhood, Mary is the CO-REDEMPTRIX, CO¬-PARTNER of the Holy Ghost the Sanctifier and Spiritual Mother of all men. Christ on the Cross proclaimed Mary’s motherhood of all men just as the Angel announced her motherhood of God. What great power God has conferred upon Mary that She might be the Dispenser of ALL the Treasures of His Redemptive Sacrifice! God Himself is the Gift bestowed upon the soul of Mary in its sanctification. The priceless Treasure is Sanctifying Grace! We must treasure this Gift above life itself: Bar and banish sin, Mortal and Venial, from your Soul! The greatest evil upon earth is not death, not sickness, not war, but sin! Sin alone has the power to drive God from our souls!
The sacrifice of His only Son to a cruel death on Calvary is the greatest manifestation we have of the Father’s wonderful Love for us. Mary offers the same Son, her only Son, to the same death at the same time for the same purpose as the Father does. In a true sense, they both offer for us all that they have. The Son possesses the Divine Nature of the Father and the human nature of Mary and the full love of both. Love of the Son is the Father’s very existence ~ His Divine Life! And, from the moment of His conception at the Annunciation, Christ was the center of Mary’s thoughts, heart and life. Mary alone, of all creatures, can gaze upon Christ crucified on Calvary or transfigured on Tabor or triumphant in Heaven, and say literally with the Father: “This is My Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased!”
This, then, is the three-fold martyrdom of Mary’s Immaculate Heart: Her love for God was a compassionate, languishing and crucified love. She witnessed sin and saw God outraged, dishonored and crucified; and today she sees countless of her spiritual children deprived of God’s friendship, and dying in mortal sin. Christ was not taken from Mary; she offered Him up and cheerfully because it was God’s Adorable Will. All of the agony of His Passion depended upon her consent. When she gave that consent, she nailed her own heart to the Cross that we might live. This was Mary’s greatest sacrifice, the supreme test to which her love was subjected. Mary possessed the ‘Fullness of Grace’, which gave her sacrifice the greatest supernatural value. She is truly and rightly called Co-Redemptrix, truly worthy of her title “Mediatrix of All Graces” and truly the Spiritual Mother of all who are saved through the Blood of her Divine Son!
Mary’s union with Christ staggers our imagination. Christ is the greatest Man; Mary the greatest Woman ever to live on this earth. Christ is the perfect Son; Mary the perfect Mother. They are the only MOTHER-SON who chose each other. They are the only two of our race who never sinned, the only two who loved God with perfection every moment of their Lives. The two greatest days of Heaven’s history are surely the homecoming days of its King and Queen: Christ’s Ascension and Mary’s Assumption. They now reign over Heaven and earth mutually united for all eternity. We are CHRISTIANS or “NEW CHRISTS” born of the Spirit and of Mary Immaculate. Disunity is negative and born of man and Satan. Unity is of God Who is one by nature. God is the Creator and goal of every soul. Oneness with Him through Mary is the purpose of our creation. Our growth in Sanctifying Grace is our one duty in life, just as it was for Mary. We can prepare for Heaven even now by doing all with Mary in loving union through the Most Blessed Trinity.
The Rose in full bloom, WHEN CRUSHED, gives forth its sweetest perfume. It is charity that makes the sacrifice of our life in immolation of self-acceptable. We may be called upon to give our life in the martyrdom of our bodies ~ or the protracted martyrdom of our hearts. Oh, to see God face to face in the Beatific Vision, to contemplate His Infinite Beauty, and all the wonders contained in the Triune Godhead, the glory of Mary, and to behold the Heavenly Jerusalem, our Home of Eternal Bliss:
What Glory! What Joy! What Happiness!
Hail, Holy Queen! Mother of Mercy,
It is Mary’s love that gave us Christ, thus procuring for us the out-pouring of Divine Grace; she is our Spiritual Mother and she is the channel through which both life and love flow into our hearts. Through Mary, we are united to Christ. Dwelling within the Heart of Mary, we are ONE with the Most Holy Trinity.
The end of history is the Reign of Jesus Christ in His Kingdom of Holiness and Grace: Love, Justice and Peace. It is Mary’s vocation and task as Queen Mother to bring her Son, the Christ, to His rightful throne. She will do this but we must help her. It is the Will of God. Through our charity, our zeal, our sacrifice and our suffering, we can greatly hasten the hour of her Triumph: the Reign of Jesus Christ Our King; that the whole world and everyone in it, consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, will be loving the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the only love befitting Him; for, it will be the Love of the Triune God in the Immaculate Heart of Mary breathing Love for Love.
Taken from ROSA MYSTICA by Lawrence Diether Carm. -1936
THE GREATEST PRIVILEGE IS REAL AND IT IS OURS!
“HEAVEN and HELL are locked in mortal combat and the earth shakes from the shock of the encounter; but no one feels it, no one sees it, no one hears it… no one cares! The salvation of my soul is the most imperative and most urgent objective of my life on earth. It is the greatest and grandest occupation in which I can engage.”
The Scapular was given to St. Simon Stock, Prior of the Carmelite Order in England, in the year 1251. On 16th July, Our Lady held out the Brown Scapular to St. Simon Stock and promised, “Whoever dies piously wearing this Scapular will not suffer eternal flames”. Through a Papal Bull on 3rd March 1322, the Sabbatine Privilege was given to the Church and this great privilege has been confirmed by nine subsequent Popes. The Brown Scapular is a Sacramental of the Church; it is a gift from Heaven and a symbol of salvation ~ for a true child of Mary is never lost! Those clothed in her Garment of Grace will be protected and sanctified. It is a safeguard in danger, whether physical or moral… It invites its wearer to: PENANCE and PURITY while shielding him from SATAN and SIN!
The Brown Scapular marks the militia of the Immaculate One. Before God’s holy Angels, it designates those who wear it as servants and slaves of Creation’s Queen, as specially beloved sons and daughters of the Sun-robed Virgin who has crushed the serpent’s head. To serve the Mother of God is the highest privilege and, truly, a pledge of eternal peace. Our Brown Scapular is the garment of Mary Immaculate and, as such, it is a constant call to modesty in dress and conduct; a silent protest against present-¬day permissiveness and a hidden appeal to reparation for the insolent nakedness of proud neo-paganism! The Brown Scapular is much like a miniature hairshirt and a mild reminder of the need for constant mortification.
The Brown Scapular is like swaddling clothes in which Our Heavenly Mother wraps her spiritual infants to PROTECT them from the coldness of sin, to adorn them with the beauty of virtue and to warm them with God’s Love. No matter how advanced we may be in years or learning or social standing, we are all but infants in virtue, helpless as babes in the woods of this bleak world. We stand in dire need of Our Mother’s constant care.
The Brown Scapular is a vital part of the Fatima Message. Sr. Lucia told us that we cannot separate the Rosary and the Scapular; both are essential to our life of grace in bringing about the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and subsequent Reign of Christ the King.
Letter of Pope Pius XII:
Our conflict today is not for land or national rights, it is for the souls of men; a conflict between the absolute who is God-Man, and the absolute who is man-god: God who became Man vs. man who has made himself god!
The religion of the man-god is a new religion without a Cross,
The forces of evil are united; the forces of good are divided. We cannot unite at the cost of TRUTH, but what is needed is a unity of prayer. We may not be able to meet in the same pew ~ would to God that we could! But, we can meet on our knees! To a faithless deadlocked world, Our Blessed Mother comes offering us a choice: Death in Life or Life after Death!
Receive this Garment!
We have all been invited to the Wedding Feast of the King. Will we beg to be excused due to lack of interest, the demands of our manifold duties, a new bride? And, if we do appear at the Feast, will we be clothed in the wedding garment? God forbid that through ignorance, pride and disobedience, we will appear before the King naked, only to be cast into the darkness outside where there will be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Fr. John Luke of the Holy Ghost, OFM, secured for us the privilege of enrolling our members in the Scapular Confraternity of Mount Carmel. Three Masses are offered for the members on the First Saturday of every month in Greece, in the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Haifa-Israel and in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem-Israel. Our Lady is reaching out to each one of us to become members of the Scapular Confraternity of Mount Carmel and to obtain the blessings and protection of the Sabbatine Privilege.
Write to us today, giving your Christian name, address and country. Include a small donation to help cover the cost of our Scapular materials, your Confraternity card and monthly Masses for the members. Now, more than ever before, we must redouble our missionary efforts, if not to convert the world, then at least to salvage as many souls from materialism and the aggression of socialism as possible. Every conversion is a matter of Sanctifying Grace and our apostolic activity. The suffering, which awaits us, is almost without limit. Let us fortify ourselves wisely for the trials ahead by putting on …
THE ARMAMENT OF THE IMMACULATE ONE!
We beseech thee, O Immaculate Virgin Mary, in the hour of our death, to crush the head of Satan, the old serpent; so that we may, in the end, win the everlasting palm and crown of our Heavenly inheritance, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
O Mary! Queen and Mother of Carmel, I come today to consecrate myself entirely to Thee. To Thee as the Mother of Grace, I owe all that I am and all that I have, and my whole life is a small return for the many graces and blessings that have come from God to me through thy hands. Since thou regardest with an eye of special kindness those who wear thy Scapular, I implore thee to strengthen my weakness with thy power, to enlighten my mind with thy wisdom, to increase in me Faith, Hope and Charity that I may render, day by day, my debt of humble homage to thee.
May thy Scapular keep thine eyes of mercy turned towards me and bring me thy special protection in the daily struggle to be faithful to thy Divine Son and to thee!
May it separate me from all that is sinful in life and remind me constantly of my duty to behold thee and to clothe me with thy virtues! From henceforth, I shall strive to live in the sweet companionship of thy spirit, to offer all to Jesus through thee and to make my life the mirror of thy humility, charity, patience, meekness and prayerfulness.
O dearest Mother, support me by thy never failing love that I, an unworthy sinner, may come one day to exchange thy Scapular for the wedding garment of Heaven and dwell with thee and the Saints of Carmel in the Kingdom of thy Son. Amen.
(300 days indulgence each time, plenary indulgence once a month for those who wear the Scapular.)
O BEAUTIFUL FLOWER OF MT. CARMEL, PRAY FOR US!
Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday, July 4, 2012Friday, July 6th, 2012
HOW COULD YOU LEAVE HIM SO MUCH ALONE!
Our Lord Jesus Christ lives neglected, lonely and unappreciated in so many of His Tabernacle Homes! Empty benches ~ shadowy aisles are His only company through many long hours. Elsewhere, there is plenty of cheer, happy gathering, pleasant conversations, but HE ~
The Fairest of the Sons of Men,
Is His company tedious? … The FAULT is yours. Have you treated with Him as a Human Person? Have you realized His special interest in YOU individually, and in every tiny detail of Your life? Have you understood that Your company is never tedious to Him? Have you considered the great NEED you have of Him?
“Come to Me all you who labor and are burdened and I will refresh you.” Mt.11-28
YOU ARE DEAR TO HIM!
He wants YOU! He wants you OFTEN to come and talk heart to heart with Him, freely and spontaneously …
Your secrets, plans, ambitions,
Shut out the things around you and BE ALONE with Him for a little while each day. Look at HIM with the eyes of faith. Touch HIM as did the sick of Galilee. Listen to HIM, for His Grace speaks to you in the depths of your soul. You will notice the benefit this contact with JESUS will bring into your life.
PUT YOURSELF OUT TO VISIT HIM!
It is worth a little inconvenience ~ YES, the greatest inconvenience. Our dear Lord is never outdone in generosity. Your life will be happier and more abundantly blessed with the graces He will bestow upon you.
THE CHILD OF MARY ASSOCIATION
In you, Her children, Our Blessed Mother can multiply herself as many times as there are Tabernacles, placing you as sentinel at the foot of the Cross before the forgotten Jesus: Prisoner of Love in an abandoned Tabernacle, on a lonely Altar, somewhere in the world. The Child of Mary Association is entirely spiritual and interior. There is no registration, no dues, no meetings and no ceremony of admission. Having made your intention of being enrolled and choosing an abandoned and neglected Tabernacle, you remain there always in spirit, repairing all the outrages Jesus has to suffer.
The number and names of the associates are known to God alone! If, today, each of us will offer to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, his every prayer, and every trial and contradiction of the duties of his state in life, not a single Tabernacle in the world will fail to be “A TRUE HOME” for Jesus upon earth and, for us, a foretaste of Heaven!
“WILL YOU NOT WATCH ONE HOUR WITH ME!”
Let us hear the plaintive cry of our suffering Savior. The Church desires the faithful, when present at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, to be there not at strangers or silent spectators but, actively, through the hands of the priest and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, offering themselves to God.
After the Holy Mass, how many long hours does the sanctuary suffer abandonment! One of the great sorrows of Our Eucharistic King is that “He is not being offered”. Each time that soul takes possession, so to speak, of Jesus hidden in the Tabernacle and offers Him thus to His Holy Father, an infinite glory is rendered to the Adorable Trinity. When the Church is empty and there is no one to render this offering of adoration, God the Father is keenly afflicted. When exactly was the last time you spent an hour of adoration in the Eucharistic presence of Our Blessed Lord in His vigil of Love for the souls of mankind? POOR JESUS!
We live in an Age where man tends to proud worship his own brain and intellect, rather than humbly accepting the simple, yet profound realities of the faith… Dogma, Doctrine and Devotion.
The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be the Eucharistic reign of Her Divine Son, Jesus, throughout the whole world!
TAKE YOUR STAND WITH MARY AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS!