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March 5, 2010

March 6th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 5 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for
March 6th are Glorious.

  
 

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March 5, 2010          

 

Glorious Mysteries

         

                Resurrection

                (1) Feeling abandoned by those He loved
                    Jesus sweat blood in the garden —
                    Jesus knew rejection, Jesus knew
                    betrayal, Jesus was blasphemed.
                    Jesus only did good — Jesus only
                    loved and yet Jesus suffered for
                    our sins — Jesus sweat blood —
                    His blood — He sweat His blood
                    for us —
                    Jesus went through the bitter passion —
                    Judas betrayed Him — Peter denied
                    Him, but their behavior did not
                    stop Jesus from doing the Father's
                    will —

                (2) Jesus did the Father's will despite anybody else's
                    behavior
                    Jesus loved despite their rejection.
                    Jesus loved despite the beatings.
                    Jesus loved despite being crowned with thorns.
                    Jesus loved despite the suffering
                        carrying the cross and being
                        nailed on a cross to His death —

                (3) Jesus' body was a bloody mess, but
                    inside He was wounded from beatings,
                    thorns put in His Head, Nails in
                    His hands and feet — We could see the wounds
                    outside, but He was wounded inside —

                (4) Because of the death there was the resurrection —
                    Jesus had to die to rise from the dead —
                    It is in this we rise to new life —
                        when we die to our imperfections —
                    We suffer and we have greater light
                        because of the sufferings and
                        how we handle it.

                (5) We can see that Jesus suffered whipping
                    and death for the sins of ours and
                    others.
                    Today someone may hurt us with their
                        sinful ways — being unloving
                        instead of loving is against
                        what God wants.
                    Jesus suffered for these sins —
                    Today we are dealing with some
                        of the sins He suffered for —
                        How we handle others who
                        sin and hurt us can be how
                        we bring the light to the
                        world —

                (6) The old adage "an eye for an eye
                    and a tooth for a tooth" is
                    not God's way.
                    We would all be toothless and
                    blind —
                    When others sin — we still do God's will
                    for us. Because others hurt us — we
                    don't change what we are supposed
                    to do or the devil can block us by
                    working on others to test us.

                (7) We must be strong — Fear can enter in
                    and we can begin to act on fear
                    rather than how we are supposed
                    to act —
                    Fear is a funny thing — We can let
                    fear determine our actions —

                    If I feel fearful that doesn't mean
                        it will happen —

                    If I think somebody thinks something
                        that doesn't mean I'm right —
                        so I should not let my actions
                        be determined by thinking something
                        about something that I don't
                        know is true or not —

                (8) Our actions should be determined by
                        doing God's will, the devil can
                        tempt us to think we are a
                        certain way to paralyze us —
                    The answer is what does God want - then do it

                (9) Things can seem very hard, but if we
                        love someone, we endure a lot
                        for love — Love is the answer —
                        Christ endured so much for love —

                (10) The devil works in fear —
                        The devil is a liar
                        The devil uses fallacious reasoning —
                        If we judge what we do by these
                            things we are pretty immobile —

                        The devil wants people slothful —
                            Being slothful is one of the 7
                            deadly sins —
                            A person stalls and stalls —
                            doesn't do what they should —
                            expects others to run to them — then
                            they say "no" to them and stall

                        Game playing
                        Working heads - in means we are
                            working together as one —
                            this is the unity God wants —
                            Making others run to us while
                                we sit and make them wait
                                is not nice —
                            Not a team - player
                        Jesus came and was teaching the Apostles —
                            one thing was teaching them to be a team —
                            working under authority —
                            Following the Father's Plan

    

 

                The Ascension

                (1) Jesus went to heaven — Jesus did not
                    remain on earth as He was —
                    He called us and He sent the Holy
                    Spirit —
                    If Jesus walked the earth — we could
                        talk to Him
                    But Jesus gave us baptism whereby the
                        Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell within
                        the graced baptized soul —

                (2) God wants to be one in us —
                        Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist —
                    The Father, Son and Holy Spirit live in the
                        graced baptized soul —
                        God dwells in us —

                (3) My God I receive You in the Eucharist —
                        You come to me in Your
                        Divinity and humanity —

                        Oh God thank You for this gift —

                (4) Jesus: So I ascended into heaven and I left
                        My Apostles to do the work I
                        began — In baptism I commission
                        you to go out and spread the Good
                        News —
                        I call you by name —
                        You are to be My hands, My
                            Heart beating in the world —

                (5) Jesus: If a person is seeking affection for themselves
                        in everything they do — they have
                        impure motives every time
                        they act — everything is about them —
                        not the work at hand —

                    Why do you act — for the honor and glory of God
                        for your own vanity?
                    Let us cast out affections for vain glory.

                (6) Jesus: Have you grown in living as God
                        wants or have you stayed
                        stymied focusing on yourself —
                        everything is for your VAIN Glory

 

Ecclesiastes 1: 2-11

    Sheer futility, Qoheleth says. Sheer futility: everything is futile! What profit can we show for all our toil, toiling under the sun? A generation goes, a generation comes, yet the earth stands firm for ever. The sun rises, the sun sets; then to its place it speeds and there it rises. Southward goes the wind, then turns to the north; it turns and turns again; then back to its circling goes the wind. Into the sea go all the rivers, and yet the sea is never filled, and still to their goal the rivers go. All things are wearisome. No one can say that eyes have not had enough of seeing, ears their fill of hearing.

    What was, will be again,
    what has been done, will be done again,
    and there is nothing new under the sun!

    Take anything which people acclaim as being new: it existed in the centuries preceding us. No memory remains of the past, and so it will be for the centuries to come—they will not be remembered by their successors.

  

                (7) Jesus: You are here to learn to love —

                    R. Here is a definition of love from
                        Fr. Carter

Definition of Love

Love is the gift of self to promote the true good of those loved. He states the reception of love is the receiving of the gift of the other, so my good will be promoted. 

                (8) R. God sent the Holy Spirit —

 

John 16: 7-11

    Still, I am telling you the truth:
    it is for your own good that I am going,
    because unless I go,
    the Paraclete will not come to you;
    but if I go,
    I will send him to you.
    And when he comes,
    he will show the world how wrong it was,
    about sin,
    and about who was in the right,
    and about judgement:
    about sin:
    in that they refuse to believe in me;
    about who was in the right:
    in that I am going to the Father
    and you will see me no more;
    about judgement:
    in that the prince of this world
        is already condemned.
     

                (9) John 21: 15-19

When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?’ He answered, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He replied, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Look after my sheep.’ Then he said to him a third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt that he asked him a third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.

                (10) R. Oh God the Father send Your Holy Spirit
                        to cleanse our lives —
                        We offer our gifts to You —

 

John 16: 13

However, when the Spirit of truth comes
he will lead you to the complete truth,
   since he will not be speaking
of his own accord,
but will say only what he has been told;
and he will reveal to you
   the things to come.

    

                    Why do we act for our own vain glory?
                    We have been called to repentance —
                    To purify ourselves by casting
                    out our tendencies of selfishness,
                    seeking affection, vain glory,
                    pride, jealousies, possessiveness.

                    It can be a real block to purity to
                        always be trying to get validated
                        by others — that becomes our
                        god — manipulation for getting
                        vain affections —

    

 

                Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles

                (1) When one thinks about themselves and is
                    jealous and blocks others they should
                    be reminded how different Peter
                    and Paul were — Why should someone
                    try to block everybody else God called
                    because of jealousy — They can't
                    do the work of 4 other unique
                    persons — they should rejoice in
                    everybody's talents and be a
                    powerful unit doing God's will.

                (2) John 16: 7

Still, I am telling you the truth:
it is for your own good that I am going,
because unless I go,
the Paraclete will not come to you;
but if I go,
I will send him to you.
 

                    John and Peter were very different —
                    Their roles were different and each
                        essential to the Church
                    The saints are different — think of
                        the fullness of all these different
                        saints.

 

John 16: 14

He will glorify me,
since all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.

 

                (3) God loves the saints — He wants
                    us to love them too and
                    pray through their powerful
                    intercession —
                    The saints sing to God in heaven
                        in praise —
                    They offer prayers for us

 

From Response in Christ by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.

e) Relationship with Members of the Church

There is but one true Church of Christ. Yet this one Church has three different states of existence. There is the pilgrim Church, the Church of this world, composed of members who have received the grace of Christ and strive for its development. They have not yet obtained the goal of their efforts, as have the members of the heavenly Church, who enjoy God in eternal happiness. The Church suffering is an intermediate state of existence necessary for those who had not achieved the required purification as members of the pilgrim Church. Although there are these three phases of the Church’s existence, there is a profound union existing between all the members. All these members possess the same basic life of grace in Christ, and this common life establishes the most intimate bonds of love. In our preceding chapter, we discussed the pilgrim Church. Let us now consider the Church suffering and the heavenly Church.

The members of the Church suffering are those who have departed from this life in an incomplete state of Christian development. Their development is incomplete in the sense that grace has not fully taken possession of them, and, as a result, they are yet closed in upon themselves to a greater or lesser degree. They as yet cannot open themselves out in complete love to the Triune God in the beatific vision. They must undergo a further purification, a purification which could have been achieved upon earth with merit. Now the purification must be achieved with no merit attached. The pain of this purification is mixed with the certain expectation of achieving the vision of God. We can hasten the advent of this vision for this people by the offering of prayers and other good works. Scripture itself refers to our action on behalf of those in purgatory in Chapter 12 of the Second Book of Maccabees beginning with verse 38.

The members of the heavenly Church are those in whom the life of grace has taken full possession and has reached its completion in the life of glory. Faith now is unnecessary, as the light of glory gives the human intellect a new strength and capacity for seeing God face-to-face. While the Christian was a wayfarer, he received the imprint of the indwelling Trinity as he shared in God’s own life. Now in heaven that grace-life and possession of God reaches its completion—the absolute completion is not achieved, however, until the resurrection of the body. The divine persons give Themselves to the beatified in a profound union far surpassing that of the indwelling of the Trinity experienced here below.

This life of heaven is still the Christ-life, for just as we possess a share in Trinitarian life here below as mediated by Christ, and exercise this grace-life as structured by Him, so also in heaven is the mediation of Christ present. In the words of Rahner, "One always sees the Father through Jesus. Just as immediately as this, for the directness of the vision of God is not a denial of the mediatorship of Christ as man."14 And not only does the humanity of Christ unite the blessed to God, but also, in some way, to the whole of creation. This is merely a completion of what is begun here below, namely, the union with Christ in His humanity establishing the Christian in a special relationship with God, with other men, and with the whole of creation. We have a glimpse, therefore, of the fullness of life which members of the heavenly Church possess.

The heavenly Church, as St. Thomas says, is the true Church.15 The Church of this earth and the Church of purgatory are, each in its own way, reaching out in loving hope for the heavenly Jerusalem. Vatican II puts it very simply: "The Church, to which we are called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the grace of God, will attain her full perfection only in the glory of heaven."16

The members of the heavenly Church can help us in living our life of grace until we too share its fullness with them. Their power of intercession on our behalf is but another ramification of the communal aspect of Christianity. We are meant to help others grow in Christ. We, in turn, are intended by God to receive aid from others—yes, from members of the heavenly Church, as well as from those with whom we dwell here below.

Not only can we be aided by the saints’ intercession, but the example of the canonized saints can also be of great value to us. They have concretely proved that full holiness is possible. Such an inspiration is of real worth when we are tempted to think that Christian sanctity in its higher degrees is impossible of attainment. Moreover, the canonized saints, in their diversity, teach us that there are many authentic versions of Christian holiness. They can be innovators in showing us that there are numerous possibilities in assimilating the mystery of Christ, although the basic assimilation remains the same for all Christians of all times. In the opinion of Rahner this is one of the chief roles the canonized saints exert in the life of the Church.17

 


NOTES:

 14Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. III (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), p. 44.
 15
Cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, In Ad Ephes., c. 3, Lect. 3.
 16Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
 17Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.

    

                (4) St. Peter and St. Andrew were brothers —
                        They were fishermen

 

Matthew 4: 18-19

As he was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Come after me and I will make you fishers of people.’

 

                        These men preached the Gospel and helped
                        to guide the Church — God wants us to
                        love the Apostles. The Hierarchy are
                        descendants of the Apostles —

   

John 6: 63

‘It is the spirit that gives life,
the flesh has nothing to offer.
The words I have spoken to you are spirit
and they are life.

 

                    Peter, Andrew, James and John were
                        followers of Jesus —
                        they were fishers of men

John 1: 41-42

The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and say to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’—which means the Christ— and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’—which means Rock.

 

                (5) 2 Peter 1: 16-19

   When we told you about the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not slavishly repeating cleverly invented myths; no, we had seen his majesty with our own eyes. He was honoured and glorified by God the Father, when a voice came to him from the transcendent Glory, This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour.  We ourselves heard this voice from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain.

So we have confirmation of the words of the prophets; and you will be right to pay attention to it as to a lamp for lighting a way through the dark, until the dawn comes and the morning star rises in your minds.

                (6)

Acts 2: 1-8

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves.

    Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, and each one was bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely,’ they said, ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? 

                (7) St. John - the Apostle Jesus loved —

                    St. John laid his head on Jesus at the
                        Last Supper —
                    Where Judas had his mind on betraying
                        Jesus — John had his mind of
                        loving and supporting Jesus —
                    St. John's Gospel proclaims the Divinity
                        of Jesus — 
   
 

John 19: 25-27

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

 

                    St. John stood under the cross with
                        Mary

 

John 20: 1-8

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. 'They have taken the Lord out of the tomb,' she said, 'and we don't know where they have put him.'

So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter, following him, also came up, went into the tomb, saw the linen cloths lying on the ground and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.

 

                (8) The beginning of the 1st Letter of St. John

1 John 1: 1-4

Something which has existed
   since the beginning,
which we have heard,
which we have seen with our own eyes,
which we have watched
and touched with our own hands,
the Word of life-
this is our theme.
That life was made visible;
we saw it and are giving our testimony,
declaring to you the eternal life,
which was present to the Father
and has been revealed to us.
We are declaring to you
what we have seen and heard,
so that you too may share our life.
Our life is shared with the Father
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing this to you
   so that our joy may be complete.

   

John 1: 14-16

As she said this she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said, ‘Sir, if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and remove him.’ Jesus said, ‘Mary!’ She turned round then and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbuni!’—which means Master.

 

                (9) St. Philip was crucified — The Apostles
                        suffered terrible deaths —
                        They were holy men chosen by God —
                        The Apostles had eyewitness testimony
                        The bishops are the successors
                            of the Apostles —
                        The Apostles saw Jesus after
                            His death and Resurrection —

 

1 Corinthians 15: 1-8

    I want to make quite clear to you, brothers, what the message of the gospel that I preached to you is; you accepted it and took your stand on it, and you are saved by it, if you keep to the message I preached to you; otherwise your coming to believe was in vain. The tradition I handed on to you in the first place, a tradition which I had myself received, was that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried; and that on the third day, he was raised to life, in accordance with the scriptures; and that he appeared to Cephas; and later to the Twelve; and next he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still with us, though some have fallen asleep; then he appeared to James, and then to all the apostles. Last of all he appeared to me too, as though I was a child born abnormally. 

  

                (10) John 14: 6-14

Jesus said: 

        I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. 
    No one can come to the Father 
        except through me. 
    If you know me, 
        you will know my Father too. 
    From this moment you know him 
        and have seen him. 

    Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and then we shall be satisfied.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? 

    ‘Anyone who has seen me 
        has seen the Father, 
    so how can you say, 
        "Show us the Father"? 
    Do you not believe 
    that I am in the Father 
        and the Father is in me? 
    What I say to you 
        I do not speak of my own accord: 
    it is the Father, living in me, 
        who is doing his works. 
    You must believe me when I say 
    that I am in the Father 
        and the Father is in me; 
    or at least believe it 
        on the evidence of these works. 
    In all truth I tell you, 
    whoever believes in me 
    will perform the same works 
        as I do myself, 
    and will perform even greater works, 
    because I am going to the Father. 
    Whatever you ask in my name 
        I will do, 
    so that the Father may be glorified 
        in the Son. 
    If you ask me anything in my name, 
    I will do it.

 

Acts 1: 15-17, 20-26

One day Peter stood up to speak to the brothers -- there were about a hundred and twenty people in the congregation, 'Brothers,' he said, 'the passage of scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David, foretells the fate of Judas, who acted as guide to the men who arrested Jesus- after being one of our number and sharing our ministry.

Now in the Book of Psalms it says:

    Reduce his encampment to ruin
    and leave his tent unoccupied.

And again:

    Let someone else take over his office.

    'Out of the men who have been with us the whole time that the Lord Jesus was living with us, from the time when John was baptising until the day when he was taken up from us, one must be appointed to serve with us as a witness to his resurrection.' from the time when John was baptising until the day when he was taken up from us, one must be appointed to serve with us as a witness to his resurrection.'

    Having nominated two candidates, Joseph known as Barsabbas, whose surname was Justus, and Matthias, they prayed, 'Lord, you can read everyone's heart; show us therefore which of these two you have chosen to take over this ministry and apostolate, which Judas abandoned to go to his proper place.' They then drew lots for them, and as the lot fell to Matthias, he was listed as one of the twelve apostles.

 

                        Matthias was chosen as replacement
                            for Judas

      

 

                Assumption

                (1)

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

     Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.

 

                (2) From the Blue Rosary Book p. 217

Mary: I APPEAR, I APPEAR I APPEAR,

AND I AM IGNORED.

I AM THE QUEEN OF PEACE.

I am the Lady of Fatima, your weapons are as follows:

  1. Pray the daily rosary

  2. Consecrate your hearts to my Heart and the Heart of my Son.

  3. Observe the First Saturday Devotion

  4. Make reparation to Our Hearts.

                (3) From the Blue Rosary Book p. 217-218

From the message on the Assumption, August 15, 1998:

God the Father: "Please I implore you as your heavenly Father.

"Pray these prayers My Son has given to you to pray. Pray for the renewal of the Church and the world. Pray the rosary and please, please pray for holy priests to serve you acting in God’s name offering a pure sacrifice.

"Once again, I beg you My children to begin prayer chapters and help to circulate the priestly newsletter to the priests.

"Please circulate the newsletters to the bishops that they will turn their hearts to the Heart of their Mother, that they will consecrate their hearts to Jesus and Mary. That they will pray the Prayer for Union with Jesus and the Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary as Mary requested at Fatima.

"Please pray for your Church and your world and for the priests. Please obey your Mother.

"Please honor her and the Heart of My Son by reciting the Litanies in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual.

"It pleases Me greatly when you are honoring your Mother though recitation of her Litany. Her children have dishonored her and blasphemed her name. In the Litany you honor her as Mother, Pure, Virgin and Queen and in other titles. Honoring your Mother honors Me.

"I give you My Son Jesus. I wish you to honor Him in His Sacred Heart by recitation of His Litany. (found in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual)

"I am God, I love you My children, please obey Me and listen to Me, you have dishonored your Mother, you must obey and honor her, you must offer a pure and holy sacrifice to your God, come in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the pure and Holy Hearts. I give you the New Adam and the New Eve, your hearts will be transformed in Them. You come to the altar offering a most Holy Sacrifice. I am the Father, I wish to lead you home to the Sacred Heart of My Son Jesus, there you will know the treasures of the kingdom.

"What was hidden from the learned and the clever has been revealed to the merest children. I reveal to you the secrets into the Divine Mysteries in the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This is the gift I give to you My Children on the Feast of the Assumption. I command you to no longer dishonor your Mother.

"But honor her, doing this you will learn the secrets of the Divine Life. I love you, I am your heavenly Father, the Almighty God, Who is, Who was and Who is forever."

                (4) From the Rosary of October 13, 1996 - The Assumption

  1. 1. R. We see Mary taken body and soul into heaven. We live here, we struggle every day with so many struggles. We are so focused on the daily events. We do not realize that soon we too will go to heaven, if we love and serve the Lord, if we love and serve God. The world has turned Godless to a large degree. Mary appeared to me every day, except for a few days, for fourteen months and begged and pleaded that we spread the love of her Son to this world, that we spread these rosaries to the world, that we go to the children with the rosaries and the consecrations. It is so hard to see our heavenly Mother and to know what she is saying and to not do more. Jesus and Mary have called you here this day. You have been chosen by them. This is the message that they wish to deliver to you, that many souls are suffering and going to hell. Over and over again I heard our Lady call out, "Please, please the souls are dropping into hell like rain. You must go out to the world and spread the love of my Son."

                (5) From the Rosary of October 13, 1996 - The Assumption

  1. 2. On October 13th, Mary said, "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 anymore for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the rosary. Let them continue saying it every day."3 This is a great gift that God has given to us-rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. For in the rosary this week Jesus said that the times ahead will be very dark and unless we discipline our minds by praying the rosary all through the day, it will be very hard for us when these dark days come. Mary is our heavenly Mother. She was taken into heaven but she is very much with us. She has told us what we must do. We must pray the rosary. She is our heavenly Mother. As a mother that tells a child what to eat and how to dress, Mary is telling us this: that we must try to pray l5 decades of the rosary every day for the times ahead will be dark and we need to have disciplined thoughts. In praying the rosary, our thoughts become disciplined. We are meditating on the lives of Jesus and Mary.

                (6) From the Rosary of October 13, 1996 - The Assumption

  1. 4. I saw a documentary on Fatima and in this documentary, Mary appeared to the three children and then they showed the events of World War II. The bodies were being thrown on a heap. And it just about tore my insides apart because I identified so much with watching Mary appear and then nobody listened or not a lot of people listened and World War II happened and so many people were killed. John brought a statue and asked me to read this, "One day during World War II, a group of soldiers wandered into a small French village which had been badly bombed. They stood in the village square and looked at the desolation around them. Nearly everything seemed battered and broken. Suddenly, one of the soldiers noticed something interesting close by on the ground. It looked like a statue. There were cracks and chips in it and several pieces were missing. It was badly damaged. A few of the soldiers stood it up right. Immediately they knew that it was a statue of Jesus. The men began to look for the missing parts. They put them together as best as they could and then they set the statue on a pedestal that was still standing, but the hands were missing. The men looked very carefully for the hands, but they were nowhere to be found. When the men were about to give up, one of them said he knew exactly what to do. He made a rough sign and hung it over the arms of the statue. The sign read, ‘I have no hands but yours.’"

                (7) From the Rosary of October 13, 1996 - The Assumption

  1. 5. Jesus gave me a message that we are His hands and we are His Heart beating in this world. We must truly be real lovers, lovers living in this world loving one another, one with each other. It is in going to the pure Heart of Mary, that we will unite in this deep love affair with Jesus.

                (8) From the Rosary of October 13, 1996 - The Assumption

  1. 6. Jesus: You are My hands. You are My Heart beating in this world. My beloved apostles, will you say "yes"? Will you go into the world? Will you carry My light in the darkness? Will you tell the children who are suffering how I love them? Will you go to the nursing homes and tell the elderly how I am longing to be with them, to talk to them, to hear the words from their lips that they love Me? You are My apostles of love.
    Messenger: This is the anniversary of the sixth apparition at Fatima. Mary appeared every day for fourteen months to me and delivered these rosaries. That is all she kept saying: that we must lead others to the love of her Son, Jesus. The message is so simple. It is love God and love one another. All the fanciness and the frills! Why can we not live this message which is the message of love God and love each other.

                (9) From the Rosary of October 13, 1996 - The Assumption

  1. 7. We are so focused on the things of this earth and our heavenly Mother has appeared so many times and told us what we must do-she made it so clear at Fatima. Do we think our Blessed Mother will change, that she will change her peace plan? We must, we must carry this message into the world. We must do what Jesus and Mary are asking us to do.

                (10) Hail Mary

  

 

                The Coronation

                (1) Revelation 12:1-2

    Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth.  

 

                    From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 1. Mary: The soul was created by God the Father to know and love God. Nothing on the face of this earth will feed the starved soul except the love of God. Make it clear to the children that their souls were created for the love of God. Their souls are hungry. They need to feed their souls with the love of God.

                (2) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 2. R. Mary was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. We, too, some day, if we love God and love each other, will be given a place in heaven far beyond our comprehension. We cannot understand the immensity of the love of God. Jesus Christ came to this earth. He was born a little baby. He suffered and died. He rose on the third day and ascended into heaven. He wants us to be with Him forever and ever in heaven.

                (3) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 3. Mary: The ways of this world are very evil ways. The little children are being taught young such evilness! I am your Mother. I am calling out to you to carry out this mission, for the children need to know the love of my Son. You will be given great graces to reach the children. You must know that Satan will press very hard to try to stop any efforts that you may make in trying to reach the children. I am Mary, your Mother, and I am protecting you with my motherly mantle.

                (4) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 4. If you instruct the children, as I have instructed you, on the lives of Jesus and Mary, they will love to pray the rosary.

                (5) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 5. Jesus: It is through the Junior Shepherds of Christ Movement that I will reach the youth throughout this world.

                (6) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 6. Mary: Children every day need to consecrate their hearts to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

                (7) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 7. Jesus: When you are tired and weary, know that Satan is pressing on you. You are receiving abundant graces to carry out this work. I will see to the publishing of these messages. You must release yourself and pray as you have never prayed before. Pray that the Father will answer your prayers. Pray in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, through the intercession of the Sorrowful Mother.

                (8) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 8. Mary: I am so sorrowful for the little lost children of this world, for the slaughter of the little innocent babies within the womb of their mothers, for the slaughter of the minds of children in many classrooms. I am Mary, your Mother. Speak out, pray for the courage from the Holy Spirit to speak out for the love of God. If this world can talk about so many vile things, if it shows movies in the movie theaters where Satan is coming out of the screen, my dear ones, you can surely talk about the tender, burning Heart of my Son Jesus.

                (9) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 9. Mary: Many young hearts will be converted and, in that conversion, the power of their prayers will be magnified far beyond your comprehension. I am Mary, your Mother. This is a rosary given from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary on July 15, 1995. This is a call to reach the children in the Junior Shepherds of Christ Movement, to bring them to my Immaculate Heart, that they may be consecrated in my Heart and consecrated in the Heart of my Son.

                (10) From the Rosary of July 15, 1995 - The Crowning of Mary

  1. 10. Mary: Tell the children to pray to my Son and the Holy Spirit for the courage to go into this world, for they are fighting a battle every day in this world and my Son will reward them with abundant grace and great gifts of His tender love. I am Mary, your Mother. I have called out to you. Harken to my call and tell all involved of my request here. I love you, my sweet little children, and I love the little children of the world. Let the little children come to my Son Jesus and let them forever rest in His burning Heart of love.


  2. Song: Little child, little child, come and rest in My arms. Be with Me, little child, I want you with Me, you are hurting, My loved one. I am waiting for you, come into My Heart now. I love you.

        

 

 

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