40 Days of Renewal

 

An opportunity for us to repair our past misdeeds; of praying, of doing works of mercy, and of giving alms. Prayers in which we can meditate in the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus are recommended. The Way Of The Cross is a suggestion.

Let our hymn be:

PSALM 117

   Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

Let us be assured that “the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. With this assurance, let us deposit all our faith in Him, who knows all, who heals us.

Take this opportunity to improve your relationships with family, friends, and the Lord. Review in your mind if you have any pending conversations with a family member, a friend, a neighbor… Having unfinished business in your portfolio diverts you from earnings. Yes, if you want to increase your chances of attaining eternal salvation… your must have a clean slate. Forgive others so God may forgive you.

Take advantage of the Sacrament of Love, the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Are envy, lust, jealousy, anger, greed, gluttony, and sloth keeping you away from being in the Grace of God? Cleanse yourself… The Lord is waiting for you. There is nothing our Lord loves more than a meek and humble heart.

 
During Lent we suggest these readings:

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1 Jn 4:19). He is not aloof from us. Each one of us has a place in his heart. He knows us by name, he cares for us and he seeks us out whenever we turn away from him. He is interested in each of us; his love does not allow him to be indifferent to what happens to us.Usually, when we are healthy and comfortable, we forget about others (something God the Father never does): we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices they endure… Our heart grows cold. As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I don’t think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a problem which we, as Christians, need to confront.

When the people of God are converted to his love, they find answers to the questions that history continually raises. One of the most urgent challenges which I would like to address in this Message is precisely the globalization of indifference. Indifference to our neighbor and to God also represents a real temptation for us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more the voice of the prophets who cry out and trouble our conscience.

God is not indifferent to our world; he so loves it that he gave his Son for our salvation. In the Incarnation, in the earthly life, death, and resurrection of the Son of God, the gate between God and man, between heaven and earth, opens once for all. The Church is like the hand holding open this gate, thanks to her proclamation of God’s word, her celebration of the sacraments and her witness of the faith which works through love (cf. Gal 5:6). But the world tends to withdraw into itself and shut that door through which God comes into the world and the world comes to him. Hence the hand, which is the Church, must never be surprised if it is rejected, crushed and wounded.

God’s people, then, need this interior renewal, lest we become indifferent and withdraw intoourselves. To further this renewal, I would like to propose for our reflection three biblical texts.

1. “If one member suffers, all suffer together” (1 Cor 12:26) – The Church The love of God breaks through that fatal withdrawal into ourselves which is indifference. The Church offers us this love of God by her teaching and especially by her witness. But we can only bear witness to what we ourselves have experienced. Christians are those who let God clothe them with goodness and mercy, with Christ, so as to become, like Christ, servants of God and others. This is clearly seen in the liturgy of Holy Thursday, with its rite of the washing of feet. Peter did not want Jesus to wash his feet, but he came to realize that Jesus does not wish to be just an example of how we should wash one another’s feet. Only those who have first allowed Jesus to wash their own feet can then offer this service to others. Only they have “a part” with him (Jn 13:8) and thus can serve others.

Lent is a favourable time for letting Christ serve us so that we in turn may become more like him. This happens whenever we hear the word of God and receive the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.There we become what we receive: the Body of Christ. In this body there is no room for the indifference which so often seems to possess our hearts. For whoever is of Christ, belongs to one body, and in him we cannot be indifferent to one another. “If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honoured, all the parts share its joy” (1 Cor 12:26).

The Church is the communio sanctorum not only because of her saints, but also because she is a communion in holy things: the love of God revealed to us in Christ and all his gifts. Among these gifts there is also the response of those who let themselves be touched by this love. In this communion of saints, in this sharing in holy things, no one possesses anything alone, but shares everything with others. And since we are united in God, we can do something for those who are far distant, those whom we could never reach on our own, because with them and for them, we ask God that all of us may be open to his plan of salvation.

2. “Where is your brother?” (Gen 4:9) – Parishes and Communities

All that we have been saying about the universal Church must now be applied to the life of our parishes and communities. Do these ecclessial structures enable us to experience being part of one body? A body which receives and shares what God wishes to give? A body which acknowledges and cares for its weakest, poorest and most insignificant members? Or do we take refuge in a universal love that would embrace the whole world, while failing to see the Lazarus sitting before our closed doors (Lk 16:19-31)?

In order to receive what God gives us and to make it bear abundant fruit, we need to press beyond the boundaries of the visible Church in two ways.

In the first place, by uniting ourselves in prayer with the Church in heaven. The prayers of the Church on earth establish a communion of mutual service and goodness which reaches up into the sight of God. Together with the saints who have found their fulfilment in God, we form part of that communion in which indifference is conquered by love. The Church in heaven is not triumphant because she has turned her back on the sufferings of the world and rejoices in splendid isolation. Rather, the saints already joyfully contemplate the fact that, through Jesus’ death and resurrection, they have triumphed once and for all over indifference, hardness of heart and hatred. Until this victory of love penetrates the whole world, the saints continue to accompany us on our pilgrim way. Saint Therese of Lisieux, a Doctor of the Church, expressed her conviction that the joy in heaven for the victory of crucified love remains incomplete as long as there is still a single man or woman on earth who suffers and cries out in pain: “I trust fully that I shall not remain idle in heaven; my desire is to continue to work for the Church and for souls” (Letter 254, July 14, 1897).

We share in the merits and joy of the saints, even as they share in our struggles and our longing for peace and reconciliation. Their joy in the victory of the Risen Christ gives us strength as we strive to overcome our indifference and hardness of heart.

In the second place, every Christian community is called to go out of itself and to be engaged in the life of the greater society of which it is a part, especially with the poor and those who are far away. The Church is missionary by her very nature; she is not self-enclosed but sent out to every nation and people.

Her mission is to bear patient witness to the One who desires to draw all creation and every man and woman to the Father. Her mission is to bring to all a love which cannot remain silent. The Church follows Jesus Christ along the paths that lead to every man and woman, to the very ends of the earth (cf. Acts 1:8). In each of our neighbours, then, we must see a brother or sister for whom Christ died and rose again. What we ourselves have received, we have received for them as well. Similarly, all that our brothers and sisters possess is a gift for the Church and for all humanity.

Dear brothers and sisters, how greatly I desire that all those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our communities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference!

3. “Make your hearts firm!” (James 5:8) – Individual Christians As individuals too, we have are tempted by indifference. Flooded with news reports and troubling images of human suffering, we often feel our complete inability to help. What can we do to avoid being caught up in this spiral of distress and powerlessness?

First, we can pray in communion with the Church on earth and in heaven. Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer! The 24 Hours for the Lord initiative, which I hope will be observed on 13-14 March throughout the Church, also at the diocesan level, is meant to be a sign of this need for prayer.

Second, we can help by acts of charity, reaching out to both those near and far through the Church’s many charitable organizations. Lent is a favourable time for showing this concern for others by small yet concrete signs of our belonging to the one human family.

Third, the suffering of others is a call to conversion, since their need reminds me of the uncertainty of my own life and my dependence on God and my brothers and sisters. If we humbly implore God’s grace and accept our own limitations, we will trust in the infinite possibilities which God’s love holds out to us. We will also be able to resist the diabolical temptation of thinking that by our own efforts we can save the world and ourselves.

As a way of overcoming indifference and our pretensions to self-sufficiency, I would invite everyone to live this Lent as an opportunity for engaging in what Benedict XVI called a formation of the heart (cf. Deus Caritas Est, 31). A merciful heart does not mean a weak heart. Anyone who wishes to be merciful must have a strong and steadfast heart, closed to the tempter but open to God. A heart which lets itself be pierced by the Spirit so as to bring love along the roads that lead to our brothers and sisters. And, ultimately, a poor heart, one which realizes its own poverty and gives itself freely for others.

During this Lent, then, brothers and sisters, let us all ask the Lord: “Fac cor nostrum secundum cor tuum”: Make our hearts like yours (Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). In this way we will receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference.

It is my prayerful hope that this Lent will prove spiritually fruitful for each believer and every ecclesial community. I ask all of you to pray for me. May the Lord bless you and Our Lady keep you.

From the Vatican, 4 October 2014

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi

FRANCIS

Ash Wednesday – Reminder

Ash-Wednesday

Wednesday, February 18.

It is highly recommended to start this Lent confessed and to visit Our Lord in the Tabernacle, listen Him in silence and to let Him touch our hearts.

You can search the word: “Lent” in the search engine or go through the Books I-V and re-read even more Dialogs on how we must prepare for and during the Lent.

 

Year of the Lord 2015

Prophetic Voices

Our Lady of Lourdes

“I Am The Immaculate Conception”

Baptized Mary Bernard. She was born in Lourdes, France, on January 7, 1844, the daughter of Francis and Louise Soubirous. Bernadette, a severe asthma sufferer, lived in abject poverty. On February 11, 1858, she was granted a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a cave on the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes. She was placed in consider able jeopardy when she reported the vision, and crowds gathered when she had futher visits from the Virgin, from February 18 of that year through March 4.The civil authorities tried to frighten Bernadette into recanting her accounts, but she remained faithful to the vision. On February 25, a spring emerged from the cave and the waters were discovered to be of a miraculous nature, capable of healing the sick and lame. On March 25, Bernadette announced that the vision stated that she was the Immaculate Conception, and that a church should be erected on the site. Many authorities tried to shut down the spring and delay the construction of the chapel, but the influence and fame of the visions reached Empress Eugenie of France, wife of Napoleon Ill, and construction went forward. Crowds gathered, free of harassment from the anticlerical and antireligious officials. In 1866, Bernadette was sent to the Sisters of Notre Dame in Nevers. There she became a member of the community, and faced some rather harsh treatment from the mistress of novices. This oppression ended when it was discovered that she suffered from a painful, incurable illness. She died in Nevers on April 16,1879, still giving the same account of her visions. Lourdes became one of the major pilgrimage destinations in the world, and the spring has produced 27,000 gallons of water each week since emerging during Bernadette’s visions. She was not involved in the building of the shrine, as she remained hidden at Nevers. Bernadette was beatified in 1925 and canonized in 1933 by Pope Pius XI.

 

Year of the Lord 2015

Prophetic Voices

INVITATION FROM THE APOSTOLATE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

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(VISION)

During the rosary of The Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord gave me this vision:

I saw a ship; in the middle a very large mast that was Our Crucified Lord; in the bow Our Most Holy Mother of Guadalupe, also very large, huge; and in the stern Saint Michael Archangel, huge, keeping an eye and taking care that no demon would get close to us.

We are kneeling at the foot of The Holy Cross Praying the Devotion to the Most Precious Blood.

Those of us who sail in this ship are safe and protected, AS LONG AS WE REMAIN Firm and Faithful.

(Sunday, January 18)

P.S.

Brothers: The Apostolate of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ extends to us the following invitation:

As the Most Holy Virgin advised on January 1, 2015, we invite you to start on February 1 until February 9th with the first of the three novenas* of the Precious Blood (which are done in the month of July, and are explained below), united with Nigeria because of their presidential elections, for our countries, and for the Consecration of the entire World to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, to accelerate the triumph of the Two Sacred Hearts: Jesus and Mary!

Novena of the Precious Blood in Honor of the Nine Choirs of Angels

February 1 to  9

“My Children, today being the last day of this Novena, receive My Blessings that My Holy Wounds heal all of you. That by My pains you will be freed from all the loads which burden you; I renew Your Seal and I call you children of My Heart. May the Ocean of My Precious Blood cover your families from now until a year from now, starting today. Angel Raphael, I order you to take care of them. I am with you. Be blessed. This blessing starts with all who fulfill with these nine days of novena every year. Come to the following Novena with fervor.”

Novena of the Most Precious Blood in Honor of the Most Holy Trinity

February 13 to  15

Our Lady said, “Adore the Precious Blood of My Son, which is flowing constantly for His children in these last times; always invoke it for your protection. Through the Chaplet… the kingdom of God will come over the Earth… In the same way as you have spread My Rosary, I hasten you to spread this devotion. I am with you. Receive My Blessing! I pray for your faith not to falter. You must fight for life and help your brothers. I pray that you be one; you must love one another. I cover you with my holy Mantle. In My Heart, I hide all of you. I love all of you. Receive this (a Rose) for your sanctification and holiness. Remain in the peace of Heaven.”

Novena of the Most Precious Blood for the New Israel

February 20 to March 3

“My Children, may My peace be with you, today being the last day of this Great Novena of this year. I bless all of you. Today I wash you with My Precious Blood. Let the light of the Holy Spirit anoint your souls. All of you who have adored fervently My Precious Blood in this month have been blessed with purity of spirit and peace of heart. I will pour water on the dry dirt and will relieve your suffering. The ocean of live water will flow in the savage desert. I will make from the desert a leafy forest. All who suffer with Me will reign with Me when My glory is revealed.”

Prayers to say in each Novena (or days of Prayer): They may be prayed in sections during the day.

  • The Rosary (all four mysteries if possible, but a minimum of one is required)
  • Chaplet of the Precious Blood
  • Litany of the Precious Blood
  • Consecration to the Precious Blood
  • Consolation Prayers
  • Adoration Prayers
  • The Anguished Appeals
  • The Mystical Prayers

*Novena. Periods of prayer.

THE TWELVE PROMISES FROM OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TO THOSE WHO PRAY THE ROSARY TO THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD DEVOUTLY: 

  1. I promise to protect whoever prays this rosary devoutly from the attacks of the evil one.
  2. I will preserve his five senses.
  3. I will protect him from a sudden death.
  4. Twelve hours before his death, he will drink My Precious Blood and eat My Body.
  5. Twenty hours before his death, I will show him My Five Wounds, so he will feel a profound repentance of all his sins, and have perfect knowledge of them.
  6. Whoever prays this Rosary as a novena, will receive what he requests. His prayer will be answered.
  7. I will realize many marvelous miracles through the prayer of this Rosary.
  8. Through this prayer, I will destruct many secret societies, and will free many tied souls, through My Mercy.
  9. Through this Rosary, I will save many souls from Purgatory.
  10. I will show him the My way to whoever honors My Precious Blood with this Rosary.
  11. I will be merciful of those who have mercy of My Precious Wounds and Blood.
  12. Whoever teaches this prayer to another person will win an indulgence of four years.

To download the Devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ and that it be your board of salvation, click here.

Pray for the Holy Souls of Purgatory, they will be very grateful in your final hour.

“Spread it”, Heaven tells me and you are asked exactly the same: Spread it.

“THE INVITATION IS FOR ALL MY CHILDREN”

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(January 25 of the year of the Lord 2015)

Y Maria del Getsemani

FOR 2015 “NEVER AGAIN WAR! WAR NEVER AGAIN!…”

“…IT IS PEACE WHAT MUST GUIDE THE DESTINY OF THE NATIONS AND THE ONE OF THE WHOLE HUMANITY…” (Pope Francis I, for this 2015)

EMANUEL

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(In mourning for the peace in the world)

BLEAK PANORAMA:

 La Libertad de Creer (The Liberty of Believing*) 01/18/2015 

La Libertad de Creer (The Liberty of Believing*) 01/18/2015 2 to 6

INVITATION:

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LET THE WHOLE WORLD BE CONSECRATED TO THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST

(Message from Our Most Holy Mother to Barnabas Nwoye in Olo, Nigeria)

1ST JANUARY 2015                                                          TIME: 3.20 AM

 VENUE: MY ALTAR OF REPARATION HOLY LAND OF ADORATION, OLO

As I knelt down in prayer during this hour, to thank God for the blessing of the New Year; I saw in a vision our Lady with a beautiful crown and being clothed with the brightest garment. With lovely smile, she came closer and gently said: “I am your Mother, Mary the Mother of the Agonising Jesus Christ. I come to bless the year for you and for all my children. I bring to you a message of peace, of hope and of salvation. Come my children, come and enter the Ark of Refuge, of Renewal and salvation.

Come and take shelter under my protection in the Precious Blood of my Son. The Precious Blood of Christ is the eternal ocean of grace. Unlike the flood of Noah which fell to flush the sinners away from the surface of the earth; the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ is poured for the salvation of sinners. In these last days, the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ is the banner that envelops the Ark of salvation. Just as the rainbow is the sign of covenant of God with Noah, the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ is the sign of everlasting covenant. My Son, you will now understand why Jesus said that outside His Precious Blood, there is no salvation. Yes, I said to you my children that anything outside the shadow and protection of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ will suffer greatly and even lay waste. All the mission of the Apostles and the Holy Martyrs aimed at gathering the children of God under the protection of the Precious Blood for seal and for salvation. As I gather you all together under my protection; I equally immerse you in the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ for seal and for salvation. Everything on Earth is under the mercy of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

Children the hour you are living now had been made know to you in the year 1997. The kingdom of the beast is already with you. They are the agent of tension and terrors in the world. This is their hour. They will succeed in shedding much blood, causing human suffering, persecuting the Church and causing wars in different parts of the world as you can see now; yet, the beast is already defeated.

Children do not be afraid; the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ is your victory and your salvation. I wish to make the request of My Son Jesus known to you. Jesus asks that the entire world be consecrated to His Precious Blood in this Holy Land of Adoration and Renewal beginning from this year. I say beginning from this year because the consecration will be completed when all the nations of the world will have mounted their flag on the Ark which this Holy Land represents. Then the Glorious Reign of Peace will come. In this way, I the Mother of God will succeed in immersing all My children into the ocean of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ for salvation and for peace. Children be certain that the completion of this consecration will correspond with the perfect response to My appeals around the world. This appeal of Christ will hasten the hour you are eagerly waiting for.

This consecration will be on 14th September every year starting from this year. I will teach you the words of the consecration. As you will see, each nation present in this Holy Land will mount their flag which will be 42 feet high above the earth. The order will follow the arrival of the nation on this month of grace. Barnabas, I will speak more about this in future days.

Then I asked “Mother what do you mean by each nation present?” She gently said: “Barnabas when I said each nation, I mean at least a soul consecrated to the Precious Blood. It is only a consecrated soul or souls has/have the blessing of standing their national flag on this Ark. The standing of the flag is the announcement of the victory of the Precious in that nation. So go and make disciple of all nations as Jesus had commanded you; you will bring peace to yourself and to humanity.

The enemy will fight you in this world but through the power of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, you will conquer. Darkness will befall the world, yet the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ will shine on your way. You will see light in your days and victory will be yours”.

Then, I asked, “Mother bless us and bless my country as we come into this year of our election”. She said, “Barnabas let my children invoke the power of the Precious Blood as you do in the month of July, in the month of February and behold the victory of the Lamb. Rule the world with the sign of the Precious Blood of My Son. May the blessing of the Most Holy Trinity descend upon you all in this year of grace and in all your days. Smile and remain victorious with the power of the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. So I leave you. Bye”

Immediately the vision passed. Then I saw Rose flowers falling from Heaven. After a while the whole vision passed.

 

*La Libertad de Creer (The Liberty of Believing), television program from Mexico City, led by journalist and writer Roberto O’Farrill C. with panel discussions of the day’s subject. Theme for January 18, 2015 program: Forecasts for 2015. (Summary: Forecasts for 2015.pdf)

“THE INVITATION IS FOR ALL MY CHILDREN”

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Friday, January 23

Year of the Lord 2015

Y María Del Getsemaní

 

​ALL OF YOU UNITE TO THIS FINAL DEVOTION

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Little One, very Little Girl of Heaven,

Listen, listen:

No matter how Great are the Saints, They are the First Ones, along with the Angelical Celestial Court in adhering totally to Heaven’s Designs in strict obedience.

You have been told that ONLY THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF THE LAMB OF GOD WILL SAFEGUARD YOU IN THESE TIMES, and it Is so and Will be so.

Heaven is Unity, or don’t you understand it? The Particular Devotions ARE NO LONGER SUFFICIENT FOR THESE TIMES and you must Unite to the Final Devotion of the Most Precious Blood of Our and Your Lord Jesus Christ. Those who wish to Be considered Faithful to the Lord, Children of the Most High, Disciples of Most Holy Mary.

So, Little Ones, obey and don’t delay more in adhering to this Devotion which has descended to you from Heaven. Do not postpone any more, because you don’t know The Day nor the Hour in which the calamity will touch at your doors, and you must be ALWAYS prepared.

Cleanse your souls of the rottenness (with Confession); maintain your garments clean, don’t speak bad of your brother or judge him, and submit yourselves to this Final Devotion.

We love you,

Your Brothers The Angels of The Lord.

“Fiat”, Saint Michael assures me.

CONSECRATION TO THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

(Given to Barnabas Nwoye to be prayed and meditated daily.)

Conscious, merciful Savior, of my nothingness and of Thy sublimity, I cast myself at Thy feet and thank Thee for the many proofs of Thy grace shown unto me, Thy ungrateful creature.

I thank Thee especially for delivering me by Thy Precious Blood from the destructive power of Satan.

In the presence of my dear Mother Mary, my guardian angel, my patron saint, and of the whole company of heaven, I dedicate myself voluntarily with a sincere heart, O dearest Jesus, to Thy Precious Blood, by which Thou hast redeemed the world from sin, death and hell.

I promise Thee, with the help of Thy grace and to the utmost of my strength to stir up and foster devotion to Thy Precious Blood, the price of our redemption, so that Thy adorable Blood may be honored and glorified by all.

In this way, I wish to make reparation for my disloyalty towards Thy Precious Blood of love, and to make satisfaction to Thee for the many profanations which men commit against that precious price of their salvation.

O would that my own sins, my coldness, and all the acts of disrespect I have ever committed against Thee, O Holy Precious Blood, could be undone.

Behold, O dearest Jesus, I offer to Thee the love, honor and adoration, which Thy most Holy Mother, Thy faithful disciples and all the saints have offered to Thy Precious Blood.

I ask Thee to forget my earlier faithlessness and coldness, and to forgive all who offend Thee.

Sprinkle me, O Divine Savior, and all men with Thy Precious Blood, so that we, O Crucified Love, may love Thee from now on with all our hearts, and worthily honor the price of our salvation.

Amen.

We fly to Thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Amen.

To download the Devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord and that it be your salvation board, click on the link above or go to Prayers label.

Pray for the Holy Souls of Purgatory, who will acknowledge you in their final hour.

“THE INVITATION IS FOR ALL MY CHILDREN”

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(Sunday, January 18)

Year of the Lord 2015

Y Maria del Getsemani

I INVITE YOU, MY LITTLE ONES…

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(God Father Speaks)

…to imitate the holy cleverness that these Holy had so you can preserve your heart, your thinking clean, and your physical integrity. Use it and don’t confront evil, but learn to go by otherways, and not to the castle of evil. Follow My Son Always and do not deviate never, that you are crossing the desert of the world and if you don’t follow the Star of the East always looking to Heaven, you will get lost very easily.

(From the Holy Gospel according to Saint Matthew 2-12)

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: `And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.'” Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was.1 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
(Introductory Prayer)

Jesus, I come to this meditation to contemplate and adore You, like those magi from the East. Help me to find you, like they did, in the arms of Mary.

(Petition)

Jesus, give me the grace of looking for You always; that You be the cause of all my joys.

(Pope Francis Meditation)

The Magi were able to overcome that critical moment of darkness in Herod’s palace, because they believed in the Scriptures, in the word of the prophets who signaled Bethlehem as the place where the Messiah was to be born. In that way they escaped the lethargy of the night of the world, restarted their way, and suddenly saw the star again; and the gospel says they were filled with “immense joy”. That star could not be seen in the darkness of the worldliness of that palace.

An aspect of the light that guides us in the way of faith is also holy “cleverness”. It is also a virtue, holy “cleverness”. It’s about that spiritual shrewdness which allows us to recognize the dangers and to avoid them. The Magi knew how to use that light of “cleverness” when, on their way back to their land, they decided not to pass through Herod’s tenebrous palace, but return through another way. (His Holiness Francis, January 6, 2014.)

“THE INVITATION IS FOR ALL MY CHILDREN”

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January 03, “Vespers of The Solemnity of The Epiphany of The Lord”

Year of the Lord 2015

Y Maria del Getsemani

HEAVEN INVITES YOU

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…FOR THE CHILD JESUS WHO HAS BEEN BORN IN THE HEARTS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL OF THE LORD TO 
REMAIN IN YOUR HEARTS DURING ALL THE YEAR 2015.

THE INVITATION IS FOR ALL MY CHILDREN.

(December 31, Vespers of the New Year)
Y Maria del Getsemani

​ON THIS CHRISTMAS DAY: WHAT ABOUT THE DISPLACED FAMILIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST?

(God Father Speaks)

On this Holy Day meditate, My Little Ones: How many Families are without their country, without their homes, abandoned by all of you? What do you do for them in this Holy Day? Those of you who can do something, commit to doing it! Those who with the only thing you count with is your holy intentions: In this day pray for them.

*God Father refers to all families, but especially those who have been displaced from their Homes by the War (which The Pope has already named The Third World War that is already taking place) in the territories of the Middle East, who are still abandoned by the international organisms (like the UN).

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12/23/2014

VATICAN

Pope: “Clamor to God”, the suffering of the Christians and other religious groups persecuted in the Middle East.

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