| Shepherds of Christ
November 19, 2006
November 20th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for November 20th are Luminous.
GOD WANTS US TO LIVE A LIFE OF HOLINESS
In baptism we receive a special sharing in His life.
Our knowing and loving capacity is elevated to higher levels.
Through baptism we can love more deeply.
Through baptism we are given insights into the Divine mysteries.
Now you say, Rita, I want to see - I want the veil to be lifted.
In Clearwater at first I did not see the face of Jesus.
Jesus told me he was appearing on the window and I did not see Him.
Later pictures clearly showed the face of Jesus in the bottom 6 windows - September 5, 2000.
The first time I saw the face of Jesus was in this picture I took - then I saw His face ever since.
The picture taken was February 5, 2001 - I took at the direction of Jesus.
At first I only saw His face really clearly through the lens of my camera - then it was made so clear to me and stayed for the whole time.
I walk by faith.
I know God is truly present in the Eucharist - but my relationship with the Persons of the Trinity grows ever deeper - every living moment.
God is so very real to me.
I know so deeply His life in me.
When I go to bed at night - I am so filled with the warmth of being embraced by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit who dwell within my graced soul.
I live in Him.
My life is In Him.
The word IN Him I wish to emphasize.
IN Him, IN Him, IN Him.
The Mass is the great gift God gives to us.
I know this showering of His grace I receive at Mass.
I am so very active with my relationship with God and all others at Mass.
The Mass is the summit of worship for me.
My life is lived in participating deeper and deeper in my relationship with God at Mass.
Not a sterile, dry and inactive relationship, but one that ever reaches a deeper participation at all times.
What I wrote in the Mass Book 11 years ago, prompted by Our Lord, was where I was then.
This Book has the Imprimatur in English and is translated in Spanish with the Imprimatur also.
My whole life centers around the Mass - every act of my day I unite in the morning offering to the Masses being celebrated around the world.
I am ever united to all the souls of the earth - they are my brothers and I love them.
I am united to the angels and saints and the souls in purgatory.
My relationship with all of these is me.
My meaning for life.
When Mary appeared daily she would cry out about the souls - her precious children that were going into hell.
Today I see that we must make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for the offences against them.
picture Lucia vision
We need to pray for mercy from God for our sins and the sins of the human race.
It is simple to stay focused on our heavenly Father and His plan for the human race.
We are here to grow in greater maturity in our relationship with God and to experience the fullness of life for all eternity in heaven.
So many have forgotten the purpose of life.
To honor and love our God and to pay Him homage - obeying His will in all things.
What does that mean?
Mary was always aware of the heavenly Father - we are the little children of the heavenly Father -we are always aware of His will for us.
Always, Always, Always
So you say - well how do I know God's will?
As we grow deeper in our love with God - our lives are like a symphony
to participate I must practice long hours and I watch the progress unfold - until the final curtain of the performance when my part is played with all the others before the live audience
I am on God's stage here and the play - playing is Doing the Father's Will in Love
Lots of work this play!!!!
Lots of relationships!!!!
Lots of testing the spirits!!!!
But the Holy Spirit lives and dwells in my graced soul instructing me of the ways of the Lord.
I am showered with God's grace at Mass and when I go to the Blessed Sacrament.
God is always playing His song for me and I am dancing to His steps - not mine, opposed to God's will.
The count is on -the rhythm is in my soul - my relationship with God - deep love makes my heart sail
Sail to a greater height in Him all the time.
The steps of the dance to His song become more and more perfected.
We dance soon as one as if my every step is in this harmonious union with the Divine God.
I see the dance floor the surface of this earth -
He woos me - he slides across the floor - my steps are one with Him.
A person could dance in disharmony - did you ever see it - one pulls one way - another the other way.
Well what a mess like taffy.
You say well they have a lot of discord - they really are unsettled - they look clumsy.
Did you know even to His death I never saw - at least to me, any picture of Jesus, even on the cross that did not have dignity and light.
The dance He did for us had a final curtain when He hung on the cross, or so it seemed to His attackers-
but the glory followed
locked in the tomb
He rose to glory.
Oh God I can write the story of my soul, but as it unfolds I dance in my life with Thee to the tune of Love - living the Father's will
Relating and praying for all the souls He died for.
I cannot walk on a trapeze - I don't know how and I am not trained, but I can ascend the table of the Lord and live my life always dancing to the tune of my God.
The commandments are the musical notes - His Word is by how I live.
Dance, Dance to the steps of my God - to then be one, wrapped in God's loving embrace in the courts of heaven for all eternity and experiencing the fullness of life there - that is my Goal
God wants us with Him so much in heaven He sent His only Son to this world and He took on a little human baby body and He died on the cross and He says to us today
get your steps in sync with My Father's plan and skim the floor with Me your Divine Bridegroom.
I love you so much -
Let's dance and be wrapped in the loving embrace of your God
there you will find the security and love you seek -
Then and only then -
come to Me -
follow Me and be with Me forever in Heaven
In heaven you cannot even fathom the steps of My Father's dance, nor can you know the glory that awaits he who loves and serves the Lord.
I give you hope
I give you a banquet of love.
A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus
December 17, 1995
THE RED ROOM
Written at 12:00 p.m. after Mass:
He empowers the lowly. I see that as I unite to Him, it is no longer I who live, but He Who lives in me. He is all-powerful. I become one in Him. He operates through me. He lifts our burden. He takes away the resistance.
If I unite to Him, He is praying through me. I envision this experience, and I am united to Him in the deepest union. If I pray this way, it is with this power that the prayer goes to God, united through Him, with Him, and in Him.
When I felt I was in the depth of His Heart, on Dec. 15, 1995, I envisioned a red room. I felt the warmth, the presence of God.
I unite to Him in such oneness. It is so deep in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. He gave His all. I unite deeply to Him when I surrender my all to Him and die to myself in the Consecration of the Mass.
I unite deeply in the Consecration. I unite deeply when I am giving my all to Him. I become one in Their Hearts. I am laid bare as when He died on the cross, and I give my all as He did. He shows us His bare body and His arms outstretched. He wants us to die to ourself. He gave Himself as a complete sacrifice to the Father. It is in giving ourself with Him, to the Father, that the Father is pleased. It is in dying to ourselves in Jesus that we rise to new life in Him. After His death came the Resurrection.
I see the mercy and graces flowing at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In Holy Communion, He wants us especially to make reparation for our sins and the sins of others. It is at this time Mary asks us to make reparation to her heart, the Hearts crowned with thorns. Their Hearts were pierced. His with a lance, hers invisibly with swords. The wounds are deep and penetrating. Only through Jesus are we saved. He shows us the pierced Heart. It is through this Heart, we receive life and nourishment.
December 18, 1995
IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF HIS HEART
The place Jesus took me was into the deepest recesses of His Heart. I was enveloped in His burning love. It was a red room with heat and an intense glow. I was swept away in this embrace, and I only existed in Him. The power of the Almighty God enveloped me, and I only existed in Him. There was no fear, for I was existent in this Almighty Being. My heart was wrapped in the eternal embrace of this Supreme Being. The security, the power I know was His deep presence in which I existed.
I knew the room was red and warm. I knew His immenseness, but I felt my own completeness in Him. I did not feel little, as a speck, but elevated and empowered for I existed then in Him in a most special way.
I was overtaken by the love of God. The fire of the Holy Spirit filled me. I was absorbed by the love of the Father, and I existed IN Him and in the deepest recesses of the Heart of Jesus. Our heaven on earth is these inner chambers of His magnificent Heart - the Heart of the Almighty God, with all the power, with omnipotence, with the fire of the love of God. He took me to the deepest chamber of this fiery Heart, and in that moment, I touched eternity, for I knew what it was to be enveloped in the deep furnace of His love. I now want to exist in this chamber of His Heart, swept away in His burning love, absorbed in my every cell with His love.
We do not understand the fire of His love. We do not understand what it is to be absorbed by love itself. He took me to the inner, deepest chamber of His Heart, and I felt the heat and knew the presence of love itself, and there was no fear, only a feeling of completeness, omnipotence, all-embracing, penetrating love - a power indescribable in words, a saturation of my being in the presence of God, and I was as I was created to be - living in Him!
This is how I will forever live my life, saturated with His divine life and love deep within this inner chamber of His burning Heart, living in Him as He possesses my being, and I operate with His power in me.
Little creatures though we are, we are His, His power, His life, flowing through us. In Him, we are as the Father intended: one in Him, each one of us, dwelling in this fiery furnace of His love. With our fears quieted and our hearts empowered by His life, we live forever in Him - in the Heart of Jesus.
Let no man separate what God has joined together. I am wed in the deepest love with my beloved Spouse, wed to the Heart of Jesus. As I am, I am one in Him. I live and I breathe in Him. He, Who is love, He Who is our all, He Who is mighty and without limits, He Who is, He Who is God and as I live, He lives in me in this world.
I am wed to Him, and I shall not fear for He is God - one, complete, loving, God. Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee. As I live, I live in Your most adorable Heart, the furnace of God's love!
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