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January 2, 2010

January 3rd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 6 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for January 3rd are Luminous.

  
  

January 2nd - 5th

1:30pm & 6:20pm each day

January 3rd - Feast of the Epiphany

Please come and pray
In reparation.

 

Please pray for a special intention.

         

 

              January 2, 2010

              Epiphany January 3rd

 

Isaiah 60: 1-6

Arise, shine out,
  for your light has come,
and the glory of Yahweh has risen on you.
Look! though night still covers the earth
and darkness the peoples,
on you Yahweh is rising
and over you his glory can be seen.
The nations will come to your light
and kings to your dawning brightness.
Lift up your eyes and look around:
all are assembling
  and coming towards you,
your sons coming from far away
and your daughters
  being carried on the hip.
At this sight you will grow radiant,
your heart will throb and dilate,
since the riches of the sea will flow to you,
the wealth of the nations come to you;
camels in throngs will fill your streets,
the young camels of Midian and Ephah;
everyone in Saba will come,
bringing gold and incense
and proclaiming Yahweh's praises.

 

Psalm 72: 1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13

The promised king

Of Solomon

God, endow the king with your own fair judgement,
   the son of the king with your own saving justice,
that he may rule your people with justice,
   and your poor with fair judgement.

In his days uprightness shall flourish,
   and peace in plenty till the moon is no more.
His empire shall stretch from sea to sea,
   from the river to the limits of the earth.

the kings of Tarshish and the islands
  will pay him tribute.

The kings of Sheba and Saba
  will offer gifts;
all kings will do him homage,
    all nations become his servants.

For he rescues the needy who calls to him,
   and the poor who has no one to help.
He has pity on the weak and the needy,
   and saves the needy from death.

     

Ephesians 3: 2-3, 5-6

    You have surely heard the way in which God entrusted me with the grace he gave me for your sake; he made known to me by a revelation the mystery I have just described briefly—

This mystery, as it is now revealed in the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets, was unknown to humanity in previous generations: that the gentiles now have the same inheritance and form the same Body and enjoy the same promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

   

Matthew 2: 1-12

After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, suddenly some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east asking, ‘Where is the infant king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.’ When King Herod heard this he was perturbed, and so was the whole of Jerusalem. He called together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, and enquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, ‘At Bethlehem in Judaea, for this is what the prophet wrote:

And you, Bethlehem,
    in the land of Judah,
you are by no means the least
    among the leaders of Judah
,
for from you will come a leader
who will shepherd my people Israel.’

Then Herod summoned the wise men to see him privately. He asked them the exact date on which the star had appeared and sent them on to Bethlehem with the words, ‘Go and find out all about the child, and when you have found him, let me know, so that I too may go and do him homage.’ Having listened to what the king had to say, they set out. And suddenly the star they had seen rising went forward and halted over the place where the child was. The sight of the star filled them with delight, and going into the house they saw the child with his mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did him homage. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. But they were given a warning in a dream not to go back to Herod, and returned to their own country by a different way.

   

                Sing: O Come O Come Emmanuel

                Sing: We Three Kings

                Sing: A Song from Jesus

   

 

                Jesus: Rise up Jerusalem your time is come
                        Let your days be consumed with light —
                        For the glory of the Lord is upon you —
                        Do not be afraid, for you know that I am with you —
                        Today and always —
                        You are not orphaned
                        You are never alone —
                        Open your heart —
                        Be an empty vessel, ready to be filled

                R. Light covered the earth —
                    And men knew, more and more, of His saving grace
                    He calls us to peace — peace, love and joy —
                    Our hearts must be empty — so He can abundantly
                    feed us - fill us with His life, His holy gifts
                    for us

                Jesus: Awake Jerusalem
                        Let your light shine on the people —
                        That your heart is made ready for a mighty King

                        For now darkness covers the earth and
                        I call you to the light — to shine like a great star —
                        Hold not back from others the riches I want
                            to give you —

                        My Heart is consumed with love for thee
                        But you search a barren desert and
                        My gifts will fill you to the brim with what
                            brings your hearts real joy

                        Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
                        You scamper in pain of your own making —
                        Reach with your hearts —
                        Your thoughts tell you tales of woe —
                        It is knowing God and loving in your heart
                            that brings you peace —

                        Come and dance to the music of the angels —
                        Don't dance to the music of one in darkness —
                        It clangs and disorder results — not sweet
                            music —

                        On the harp you will play sweet things —
                        Your toes lighted as one walking on air —

                        When the earth says — this way —
                                                        that way —
                                                        and all are made weary by
                                                        false directions —

                        You say — dance to the music of the angels —
                                        live with the Holy Spirit's counsel —

                        Oh fruitless ones — know not their own
                            emptiness — they keep doing the same
                            thing — only harder and the results
                            are famine —

                        They are like dry bones —
                            left to rot and they do not even
                            see their own destitution —

                        One night as the darkness seemed extra
                            bleak —
                            above the earth there was a light of
                            such beauty —
                            stars surrounded the star of greatest
                                light
                            And beneath a baby was born —
                                The Savior of the World
 

                        I took flesh for you My precious ones —
                        I was born in poverty in a stable and
                        I died in poverty on the cross

                    Draw out for
                    He spoke this way

                        The night was bleak —
                        The star a light of the greatest splendor —
                            for My precious ones — lost in
                            sin

                        Oh the love I have for you
                        You cannot even fathom it in your
                            feeble minds —

                        When one comes to My sanctuary — you know —
                            I am truly present there —
                            there is an awe
                            there is a reverence
                            there is a gift, I give you

                        I give you Myself — Truly present in the Eucharist
                            Rise up Jerusalem,
                            Your day has come,
                            The waters are ready,
                            The hills sing My glory —
                            The message is hope —

 

                        My little ones be messengers of hope —
                        My little ones be witnesses of hope —

                        Light candles of your joy —
                        Put them before My altar
                        Put them before My crib today —
                        That your candle of light will shine to the earth —

                        A beacon of hope you say —
                        Say 'yes' to the Savior
                        Sing the songs I asked you to sing

                            A Song from Jesus

                            I Love You Jesus

                            The Rosary Song

                            Little Child

                            God's Love

                            Teach Me to Love with Your Heart

                        When darkness covered and hung heavy —
                            your heart was filled with hope —
                            A beacon of hope for the world

                        Rise up Jerusalem, your light has come —
                            Darkness covered the earth,
                            But I came
                            I am the Light of the World

                        Sing: Jesus, Jesus the Light of the World

                        I am the King of Kings
                        I came in poverty for love of you —
                        Rags or riches —
                        My riches are not cloths
                        My riches are your hearts filled with love —
                            love only the Savior can give you

                        Reach, now, Reach high lest you miss
                            My message here

                        It is a message of peace on earth —
                            Good will to men —

                        My Movement is to launch this message
                            of peace and tranquility

                        I am the Savior — I speak to the dark
                            little towns crying for My message —
                            do you hold it back out of fear —

                        Go forth, my chosen special one, like
                            a soldier with the armor of
                            My light —

                        When darkness covered the earth — I came to
                            you in light — in My building to tell
                            the world of the real presence

                        I am the author of the Light
                        I am the Light
                        I bring My message of light to My scared
                            world —

                        Deliver My message with conviction —
                            not as one fallen to the ground and
                            hung up on a vine

                        Stand erect, before the men —
                        Conviction, I tell you —
                        For souls are at stake and
                        I give you the message to light their path —
                        I give you the message to help them

                        Little men afraid —

                        When the reality is — you should fear what
                            brassy men are telling your children
                            while you act foolishly and fearfully
                            with a message from God —

                        Who should be the shy one
                        The one who carries scrolls from My hand
                        Or the man spreading error — like a cancer
                            to the young —

                        Come, Oh Come Messiah — Sing and don't turn
                            your head in any other direction,
                            but in the direction of the altar

                        The world is viewing a dung heap pile
                            and parading it before the young —

                        Why do you smite Me for My message
                            of Light

                        Be a soldier, dumb one —
                        A soldier of My Light to the town in darkness —

                        Like a cancer — the darkness has
                            spread

                        Spread My Light and love this Epiphany
                            from My Centers

                        Be ready to speak for Me of this message
                            I have given you this day

                        A mouse can be caught in a dark corner —

                        Let your eyes be made light with
                            My message of love —

                        It is the only message that will work
                            for those caught in darkness —

                        And darkness covered the earth, but
                            in these pockets of light —
                            the light streamed across
                            the darkness — shouting My
                            message of love —

                        Love dispels the darkness
                        See through the Father's eyes —
                        Not the eyes of self —
                                            self-consciousness
                                            selfishness
                                            selfish vision

                        Put on the glasses of God's will
                        Let your light shine in the darkness

                        Amen, Alleluia

  

Joyful Mysteries

 

                Annunciation

                (1) Luke 1: 26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. And I tell you this too: your cousin Elizabeth also, in her old age, has conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.

                (2) The angel Gabriel came to Mary
                    We see Mary and her love for us
                    From the first moment of conception
                        Mary was conceived without sin

                (3) Mary is pure gift —
                    That God would come to earth and take
                        flesh is a mystery we can ponder
                        and never exhaust,

                    But that Mary, a human person was conceived
                        without sin — this is a great gift from
                        God the Father for the people of the human
                        race

                (4) Sing softly Children of Mary
                        Sing softly of Jesus the Savior

                (5) Lift up your hearts to be pure instruments
                        more and more — instruments of love

                (6) Let this rosary be a time of joy —
                    These are the Joyful Mysteries — ponder the
                        joy of Mary to conceive Jesus through the
                        power of the Holy Spirit

                (7) Joy beyond all telling —
                        Joy for the human race —
                        The Son of God coming to the earth —
                        Ponder the mystery of the Annunciation

                (8) Let your hearts be made clean
                        Go to confession for grace to be filled
                            more with the pure light of knowing
                            God more deeply —

                (9) Mysteries of Light of the lives of Jesus and Mary
                        Mysteries of Joy of the lives of Jesus and Mary

                (10) Sing: What Child Is This

   

                Visitation

                (1) Luke 1: 39-45  

Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’ Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’

                (2) Life is in Him — Jesus comes — He gives
                        us Himself in the Eucharist —
                        AWESOME

                (3) Mysteries of Light
                        Mysteries of Joy
                        Insight into the hidden mysteries —

                    Mary —
                        My children Jesus loves you so much —
                        Ponder the mystery of His love

                (4) Sing: Holy, Holy Is His Name

                     Sing: Veni Sancte Spiritus

                (5) Elizabeth was thought barren —
                        Elizabeth in her old age conceived
                            John the Baptist

                (6) Sing — A Voice Cries Out in the Wilderness

                (7) The fruits of the Holy Spirit are
                        charity, joy, peace, patience,
                        benignity (kindness), goodness,
                        long-suffering, mildness,
                        faith, modesty, continency,
                        and chastity

                (8) Mary is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit

                (9) Mary loves us more than an earthly mother —
                        Mary is our spiritual Mother

                (10) Sing: O Holy Mary

  

                The Birth of Jesus

                (1) Luke 2: 1-20

                The birth of Jesus and visit of the shepherds

Now it happened that at this time Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be made of the whole inhabited world. This census—the first—took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria, and everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judaea, to David’s town called Bethlehem, since he was of David’s House and line, in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first–born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living–space. In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night. An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified, but the angel said, ‘Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.’ And all at once with the angel there was a great throng of the hosts of heaven, praising God with the words: 

    Glory to God in the highest heaven, 
    and on earth peace for those he favours. 

    Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them. As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.

                   

                (2) Think of the beauty of a baby —
                    Babies are so beautiful —

                    Jesus, the Son of God came to this earth a baby

                    Did God give us such a gift with
                        beautiful babies?

                    Can you even fathom, Jesus, the
                        Son of God — how beautiful a
                        baby —
                        babies are so beautiful
                        Jesus had to have been such a
                            perfect beautiful baby —

                (3) The Son of God, Jesus
                        had to learn to walk and talk —
                        Why are we so high thinking we
                            don't have to learn —
                        Jesus came a little baby and
                            had to learn
                        Jesus had a little body like the babies
                            we know and love —

                (4) Jesus learned to smile and look at
                        Mary and Joseph —
                        Jesus wanted to be held - a little innocent baby —

                        Jesus came a baby to show us how
                            He loves us so much and
                            He wants to be loved by us

                        He didn't come high and mighty like
                            a King, but He came in this
                            humble setting of the stable
                            with beasts surrounding Him —

                (5) Jesus gives us the beasts, but they
                        can't talk and do what we can —
                        the beasts were there breathing
                        warm air — warm bodies —
                        If Jesus came among beasts —
                            how much more we can give
                            Jesus love — with our
                            hearts and intellects and ability
                            to know and love

                (6) Song: A Song from Jesus - all verses

                    Song: Little Child

                (7) Song: See the Eyes that Look at Mary

                (8) Song: Little Baby Hands and Feet

                (9) Cute baby smiles
                        Cute baby eyes

                    The look of just being cute
                    The look of being assured and
                        confident —

                    Babies are beautiful —
                    Jesus came as a baby

                (10) Babies go along, they are carried,
                        they want to be loved —
                        they are learning —
                        they focus on being cute —
                        looking at you —
                        seeing lots of things
                        smiling —
                        Being like Jesus — Loving
                        Babies just are - cute acting —
                        Babies came naked

 

January 5, 1997

 Jesus: BABY, BARE BABY, LAID BARE

Bare, Bare Baby, Laid Bare

Open yourself, Oh Jerusalem, your time is come you will be a light to the people in darkness, many will walk whence you come and the earth will be shakened and the light will come across a dark sky and enlighten their minds.

Oh stiff-necked people, you are so stiff in your ways, let the Spirit envelope you and lead you on your way.

A country of stiffs, a people of planning and prodding, of deliberating and wondering—you lack faith, Jerusalem, you lack faith in God.

Oh walk naked into the cold night, you are cold in your hearts and naked in your clothing—I clothe you with glory, I light your face with light, but you turn your cheeks to the darkness and stay stiff-necked in your hearts. Oh cold and dark hearts, reach for the light that you may know the glory that awaits the sinners and enlightens their minds.

end of January 5, 1997

 

 


                The Presentation

                (1) Luke 2: 22-28

And when the day came for them to be purified in keeping with the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord—observing what is written in the Law of the Lord: Every first–born male must be consecrated to the Lord—and also to offer in sacrifice, in accordance with what is prescribed in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to the restoration of Israel and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he said:

    Now, Master, you are letting 
        your servant go in peace 
    as you promised; 
    for my eyes have seen the salvation 
    which you have made ready 
        in the sight of the nations; 
    a light of revelation for the gentiles 
    and glory for your people Israel.

                (2) We ask — what will the baby be —
                        Simeon told Mary

                (3) Song: Little Baby Hands and Feet

                (4) Seeing a cute baby grow —
                        and knowing what Mary knew
                        her heart was pierced with a sword —
                        watching Jesus grow and
                        knowing what Mary knew —
                        Mary's heart was pierced with a sword

                (5) God gives us baptism —
                        It is such a gift —
                        a sharing in His Divine Life
                        our knowing and loving capacity is
                        elevated

                (6) Jesus: Oh Jerusalem, your Light has come
                        R. Jesus is the Light of the World

                (7) Mary gave the message of Fatima

Excerpts from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

   

May 13, 1917 

    "Do not be afraid, I will do you no harm..... I am from Heaven.

    "I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at the same hour. Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want

    "Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners?

    "Pray the Rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war." (8)

  

June 13, 1917

    "God wishes you to remain in the world for some time because He wants to use you to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. I promise salvation to those who embrace it, and their souls will be loved by God as flowers placed by myself to adorn His throne." (10)

  

July 13, 1917

    "During her appearance in July, Our Lady, in answer to Lucia's plea, promised that in October she would work a great miracle so that all might believe and know who she was. Again, the Mother of God told the children to sacrifice themselves for sinners and to say many times, especially when making a sacrifice, this prayer: "O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of poor sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary." (11)

    "During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:

    "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

    "The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. (12)

    "To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....

    "But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)

  

August 19, 1917

    She told them she was greatly displeased by the action of the mayor. As a result, the miracle promised for October would not be as impressive as originally planned. (15)

 

September 13, 1917

    More than 30,000 people were present in September, and saw a shower of mysterious white petals fall to within 10 feet of the ground before dissolving into the air. Many also saw the globe of light bearing the Lady come to rest atop the tree, and the branches bend as though someone were standing on them. Later, they saw the cloud depart into the east, from whence it had come.(16)

  

October 13, 1917

    I am the Lady of the Rosary. I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it every day.(17)

    While the people in attendance were beholding the great Miracle of the Sun, the three young visionaries, and they alone, were privileged to see striking visions in the heavens:

    As Our Lady had promised, St. Joseph had come with the Holy Family and had blessed the world. Then, Our Lady appeared as the Mother of Sorrows, accompanied by her Divine Son, Who also blessed the world. Finally, Lucy had seen the Blessed Virgin, dressed in the brown robes of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth, holding a brown Scapular in her hand, with her infant Son upon her knee. However, in none of these visions had any of the figures spoken to the children. (18)

    Besides the messages associated with the major Fatima apparitions, there were other revelations given by Our Lady. Before Jacinta died, she told of other messages given her (during her illness) by Mary:

    More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.

    Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much.

    Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord and are not of God.

    Priests must be pure, very pure. They should not busy themselves with anything except what concerns the Church and souls. The disobedience of priests, to their superiors and to the Holy Father, is very displeasing to Our Lord.

    I can no longer restrain the hand of my Divine Son from striking the world with just punishments for its many crimes.

    If the government of a country leaves the Church in peace and gives liberty to our Holy Religion, it will be blessed by God.

    Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask grace from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her. (19)


NOTES:

8. Frere Michael de la Trinite', The Whole Truth about Fatima 
   
(Buffalo: Immaculate Heart Publications, 1989), pp.112-114.
9. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford: TAN 
    Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). p.30.
10. Ibid., p.3.
11. Ibid., pp.3-4.
12. Ibid., pp.4-5.
13. Ibid., p.5.
14. Rev. Edward Carter, S.J., Mother at Our Side: Mary's Role in 
        the Spiritual Life
(1993: Faith Publishing Co., Milford, Ohio), p.21.
15. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., p.6.
16. Ibid., p.6.
17. Ibid., p.7.
18. Ibid., p.8.
19. Ibid., pp.9-10.

 

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                (8) The angel gave the message 1916

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

Before receiving the six apparitions of Our Lady, May through October of 1917, the three Fatima visionaries were visited by an angel on three different occasions during the preceding year. He appeared to them in the spring, summer, and fall. Lucia (now Sr. Lucia) describes the springtime apparition of the angel:

"My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You."

Then, rising he said: "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications."

His words engraved themselves so deeply on our minds that we could never forget them (3)

During the summer of 1916, the angel again appeared to the three visionaries. He said to them:

Pray! Pray a great deal. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices continually to the Most High. Make everything you do a sacrifice, and offer it as an act of reparation for the sins by which God is offended, and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to our country in this way.... I am the Guardian Angel of Portugal Accept and bear with submission all the sufferings the Lord will send you. (4)

In the fall of the same year, the angel visited the visionaries a final time:

The angel came...bearing a golden chalice in one hand and a Host above it in the other. The amazed children noticed that drops of blood were falling from the Host into the chalice. Presently, the angel left both suspended in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground, saying this beautiful prayer: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [the intercession of] the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners." (5)

Sr. Lucia relates how the angel gave them Communion:

Then, rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hand. He gave the Sacred Host to me and shared the Blood from the chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

"Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God." (6)

Reflecting upon these messages of the angel, we see how much they contain for our spiritual instruction.


NOTES:

3. Louis Kondar, SVD, editor, Fatima in Lucia's Own Words (Fatima: Postulation Center, 1976), p.62. Distributed in the U.S.A. by the Ravengate Press, Cambridge, MA.
4. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op cit., pp.1-2.
5. Ibid., p.2 (The words in brackets are my own-added for clarification).
6. Fatima in Lucia's Own Words, op cit., pp.64-65.

 

                    The Blue Books — letters of Jesus'
                        love address this

                (9) There was World War I
                        Mary appeared 1917
                        She warned if we don't listen
                            there would be World War II
                         There was

                (10) The rise of secularism after World War II
                            The cold war 1945 - 1991
                            Fr. Carter began Movement 1994 at the
                                end of the century
                            Mary appeared 1996

 

                The Finding in the Temple

                (1) Mary's Message — from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary:  I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

end of Mary's Message, August 27, 1996

                (2) Luke 2: 41-50

Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When the days of the feast were over and they set off home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was somewhere in the party, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. 

    It happened that, three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’ He replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what he meant.

                (3) Luke 2: 52

                    And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and with people.

                (4) Jesus had the private years —
                        but telling us about the finding in
                        the temple, lets us know —
                        Jesus was living with Mary and
                        Joseph, and this is what happened
                        when He was 12

                (5) Jesus is the Divine God —
                        Jesus is a Divine Person with
                        two natures
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                        on earth, even though
                        He took flesh and had a human
                        nature

                (6) God loves us so much —
                        We can think of how selfish we
                        can be in sharing with others —
                        being with others —
                        sharing our time —
                        the talents God gave us for His work —

                    Jesus, the Son of God, a Divine Person
                        tells us about His love for us
                        in that —
                        He took flesh
                        He came as a baby
                        He taught us
                        He suffered
                        He trained the Apostles
                        He performed miracles
                        He instituted His Church
                        He gave us the sacraments
                        WOW — DID HE SHARE

                    In baptism we receive a sharing in
                        His Divine Life —
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                        Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist
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