March 1, 2012
A mother sorrows when she sees her children doing foolish things and making foolish decisions. How often she says to them, “Do not be fooled”. She says these words with great sorrow and, also, with great hope, trusting that her words will turn her child away from the foolishness and on to a safer path. That is why I speak each day.
I see my children and all the foolish decisions they will make this day. Even more than that, I see the results of these decisions, what lies ahead and even what awaits them at the end of the road. I will describe these effects of a foolish decision.
The person lives in light but as soon as they make a foolish decision, they enter into some darkness. Some peace is stolen from them. They are walking away from the light. However, the delight which they experience in the object of their foolish decision hides that darkness from their eyes. The foolish goal gains a power over them and draws them. Even if friends speak to them, they do not listen. A dark power has entered their heart, an illicit goal. A forbidden fruit attracts them. As they give themselves more and more to this powerful evil, its tentacles quickly wrap themselves around their heart, take control of their feelings and dominate their thoughts. In the end, they are trapped into an evil that has drawn them from light into darkness, by a succession of foolish decisions.
What can be done when advice of friends has been of no avail? Happy that person who has a loving mother. She is their final hope. Happy that person whose mother calls them into her presence and says, “What is this I hear about you?” No matter how old you are, no matter how tall you are, there is a woman who is your mother, and, in her presence, you are always a son or daughter. Her scolding you is your only chance. If you do not listen to her, you will listen to no one.
So, foolish child, I call you into my presence. I sorrow over you, but I hope that I can turn you away from the destructive forces which have gotten control of you. This is what I ask you to do.
For a moment, think of your earthly mother. Speak to her in your heart. Reveal to her the evil that now controls you by your foolish decisions. Will she not give you good advice? Will she not encourage you to take whatever action is needed? Will she not show you the way back to the path of goodness. I will use your earthly mother and the love which she has for you as my instrument in restoring you to God’s favor.
Comment: Mary is clever. She knows that no matter how much we become an adult, we have memories of our earthly mother and of ourselves when we were children. She uses those powerful memories to recall us to goodness.
An Interest in Heaven
March 2, 2012
On earth day follows another and it is easy to believe that this will continue forever. People get used to human existence and forget that a moment of death will come for them. They see their parents and their relatives leave this earth. They know that billions and billions of people have lived on this earth and they are no longer here. Yet, all of that experience makes no impact because they experience a life in which one day follows another. So, I speak to interpret this experience, to give it meaning and to show its purpose.
Reader, the world and the human race existed long before you were born and will continue after your death. You are here on earth just a little while. God knows that earth is not the way it should be and He knows that you could easily destroy yourself, in this life and the next. So, he sent his son, Jesus, into this world. Jesus is God and yet, he had your daily experiences. For him, also, one day followed the next. He lived in time, but he preached about a quite different existence.
In heaven, where one day does not follow another, there is no night or darkness at all. My Son did not come to change time but to change you so that you are prepared for heaven. This is why I weep. So many have no interest in what Jesus offers to them. They are quite content with their daily existence that will so quickly end. They have no interest in a fullness of life that will last forever. No wonder that I preach every day.
Comment: Our modern culture has stolen heaven from us. In the Age of Faith that was the real goal.
Mary Explaining the Signs of the Times
March 3, 2012
In the gospel parables, the servants had to be faithful until the Master returned. This cannot be done, unless the heart of the disciple truly loves the Master and looks forward to his return. Filled with joy, the good servant gladly does his task, knowing that his Master is kind and generous. He does not limit himself to just what is needed, but he patterns himself according to the Master’s own generosity. The other servant does not have this love for the Master. He acts only to receive a reward or to avoid punishment. He acts one way when the Master is looking and quite a different way when the Master is absent. Such is the picture of the two servants. To which one, will the Master certainly say, “Enter into the joy of the banquet” and to which one will the Master say, “Depart from me, you worthless servant”?
This is the only important moment – when the Master returns. Every other moment prepares for this one. Does the world prepare for the return of my Son? Do you yourself think of that moment when you will come before Jesus to render an account?
The world has forgotten my Son and does not await his return. The world stripped the culture of every remembrance of him. I am here to say that he is coming soon and I am the preacher, sent by the Father, to prepare for his coming.
The Father loves mankind and does not want the world unprepared. I must interpret for you the “signs of the times”. Although you see, you do not see. Although you understand, you do not understand. You need a preacher, someone who preaches about the “signs of the times”. These signs are already happening, but what good is a sign if no one can read it? Right now, the Father is giving many signs. In the future, the signs will increase and grow stronger. These signs will need a preacher to explain them. My explanation will be clear, easy to understand.
Comment: Mary promises, on future locutions, to explain the worldwide signs that will occur.
Ninety-Five Years of Waiting
March 4, 2012
Everything is before me, and I see all events past and future. However, the past is quite different from the future. What is past is done and complete. What is future can be changed. That is why I speak.
I see those future events which will happen if mankind continues on this path. No one can even imagine the destruction, the loss of life and the complete ravaging of the earth which Satan wants to bring about. This is as complete and as powerful a destruction as he is able to mount. Even those areas which do not experience the destruction directly will be shaken by the events. The whole world will be terrified and seemingly no relief will be in sight. This is the future as I see it now.
All of that can change and will change if only mankind cries out to me. Ninety-five years ago, I appeared to the three children of Fatima. I told them that World War I would end soon, if only people would cry out to me. The messages did not go forth and were not heeded. The war continued.
I prophesied a second great war if my pleas were not answered. Again, an unneeded war resulted. Now, it is ninety five years later. The messages of Fatima are still not heeded. They are messages of mercy and direction, given to man to avoid the destruction that is ahead. Let me place a question. O reader, do you know my messages of Fatima? Do you know the story of the great prodigies, the signs and wonders? Do you know what I ask of you? If not, then you must read and put my teachings into practice. If so, you will help me to save the world. If not, you will be part of a world that did nothing to stop the coming destruction.
What will I do? For ninety-five years I have waited. Why have I waited? Because I wanted all of mankind to share in my victory. This is mankind’s greatest privilege – to share in the wonderful works of heaven. But I can wait no more. Many who should be with me in my army are not here. I cannot wait. I will begin without them. This is what I make clear for all to understand.
I have waited ninety-five years for mankind to respond and share with me in this glory. I will begin to intervene, not because mankind has heeded my messages, but because I cannot wait. Those who are with me will get the glory. I will intervene unilaterally, without the cooperation of mankind which has delayed ninety five years. I intervene unilaterally because, if I wait any longer, the world would destroy itself. So, let us begin. Know that my heavenly intervention has now started.
Comment: Mary sees the world on the verge of destruction and she will take extraordinary efforts to save the world. However, we must know and live her Fatima messages.
Help from Heaven
March 6, 2012
I speak to you who have faithfully read these messages and tried to put them into practice. Do not fear and do not panic. You must trust your heavenly Mother. I speak to you every day so you know what to do.
First, you must have the daily practices of devotion, that is, Holy Communion and the rosary. Also, you must show mercy and kindness toward everyone. Finally, you must have a simplicity in your life. These are the basic practices that will prepare your soul for the patient endurance that is always required during a time of trial.
If you read and live my messages, you will be capable of receiving my help. Notice the purpose of the messages – to fashion you so you can receive my help. What will you receive? This is important to know so you can cooperate. First, I will guide your inner thoughts. I will place desires and hopes within you. Do not set them aside. They are my words to you.
I will also send people into your life, people who are faithful to me. These will be your friends and companions on the journey. Again, do not set them aside. They are important friends.
Finally, I will give you an attraction to prayer and to a heavenly goal. Do not set these attractions aside because they are meant to give you peace.
I ask you to read my messages and to live them. Then, be sensitive to all the help that I will pour down from heaven.
Comment: Mary explains how she wants to help us so that we can cooperate.
Marrying the Wrong Husband
March 7, 2012
Am I powerless? Need I stay out of the coming event that will shape the world? Can I not intervene? I will not stay on the sidelines while the fate of the world is being written and when mankind is about to take a turn toward destruction.
That is the state of the world. It is on the brink of destruction. The powers of destruction lie in the hands of those who are controlled by Satan. All of this is new. The level of destructive power has never been this high. The extent of these powers has never been so broad.
The usual response to these destructive powers has been force. Yet, what force can be used? Would not the retaliatory force also play into Satan’s hand? Killing is his goal and suffering is a sign of his presence.
Day after day, Satan’s works go on. He puts his plan into action, stirring more and more hearts in his flame of anger. Look at the Middle East. It is aflame with the satanic fires and this is only the opening act, taking place in front of the curtain. Wait until he pulls back the curtain and unveils more of his plan.
The longer I am not invoked, the longer his drama is allowed to unfold. The more he can place his people on the world stage, armed with his destructive powers and enlightened with his Satanic darkness, the more the world will be shaped in Satan’s image and likeness, the gruesome image of death.
O world when will you turn to me, the Woman clothed in the Sun? I am speaking to you now, while it is just his first act and this deadly drama has only begun. I will say it again. The uprising in northern Africa and in the Middle East are only the opening scene, to give you a preview of what is to come. This is not a musical or comedy. The director has already introduced you to the drama’s theme and purpose. The theme is violence, unrest , hatred and destruction. Through the people who he controls, Satan wants to rule earth.
One day, I brought forth a child. He is the Prince of Peace. He is the true Lord of Lords. He is the King, a loving and gentle King, who wants only life for you. Foolishly, you have set him aside. You thought you did not need him. You called yourselves secular. You declared a separation of earth from heaven. You have gotten your separation papers because heaven only comes when it is invited. However, hell comes whenever it chooses.
You have separated from heaven and you are now joined to hell. I will say this clearly. You are engaged to hell and if you keep going, Satan will become your bridegroom and you will have married the wrong husband.
I cannot allow this to happen. I will act quickly. I will save those who can be saved. I can no longer be a gentle mother. A fire is burning and I must save my children.
Comment: Mary paints a full picture using scenes that are familiar.
What Passes and What Lasts?
March 8, 2012
Do not judge by what you see. You need the word of God to enlighten you, because your unenlightened mind is fooled and dazzled by the world’s light. Only a mind enlightened by the Holy Spirit can see the foolishness of the world and can declare that the world’s light is no light at all.
The world seems permanent, the great reality that is the theater for the human person. Really, the world is just a stage, always passing away. The actors of one century give way to those coming after them. The names change. Famous ones are forgotten. Those who seemed so important fade into history. What is this all about?
Look at earth with an enlightened mind. See that all is passing and changing. Nothing on earth perdures. Kingdoms rise and fall. Nations have their moments of importance and of decline. Only the human person perdures. Only the person survives. Wisdom must ask the question, “What is of lasting value? Not riches or fame or power or position. Only the human soul, the person made in God’s image, does not fade and die.
This is my message, O reader. You have wisdom and property and position. All of these will fade. You also have a soul, an immortal soul. When all passes away, when your body can no longer sustain life, you will have only your soul. Death will strip you naked of everything. Then, why are these things so important to you now?
If at death, you will have only your immortal soul, why is it now so unimportant to you? Is this not a reversal of values, a foolishness? You value what is passing and you overlook what is immortal. So, I plead with you. Take care of your immortal soul. Become right with God. This is in your hands. Everyone can be justified by God’s grace. Open your heart to God’s purifying action. Do not be afraid of God’s fire. It is a saving flame that burns away only your sins.
Comment: People have ceased to value saving their souls. Those who are not deceived, judge correctly that the world is passing away.
The Champion with the Trophy
March 9, 2012
Do not allow the forces of evil to overwhelm you. These forces have no power over you unless you yield to them. They are like dark clouds in the sky. They are not strong walls (although they try to give that appearance). They are easily penetrated by any airplane and are scattered by the wind. They are a shadow, not a reality. They pretend to have great powers to make people fear, but when confronted by the power of Jesus and ordered to disperse in his name, then they must go. This is the experience of which I will speak.
Satan has a reputation as a “strong man” who can enslave the whole human race. My Son, Jesus, has confronted this problem. Yes, Satan is a strong man whose home is filled with those whom he has captured by their addictions, promiscuity and openness to the occult. However, my Son, Jesus, has described himself as one who is stronger, who ties up the strong man and despoils all his possessions.
Learn this well. If you are alone, you are no match for Satan. If you call upon Jesus’ name, Satan is no match for you. I will give you some examples. You must keep your eyes open and see.
Satan ensnares human relationships. What should go smoothly gets entangled. Anger flares up and words are said. It seems like an impossible situation. Efforts to reconcile fail miserably. Step back and discern. Where did the anger enter? Where were the turns in the road.? Go back to that point in your relationship. See where the darkness entered. Now call upon Jesus to cast out the evil. Suddenly, a hope comes, light enters and you see a way to overcome the problem. “Overcome”, that is the word. Jesus helps you to overcome.
I could cite many more examples. Whenever evil enters and takes hold, Satan is binding you as a captive. Jesus always sets free and “Whomever the Son sets free, is free indeed.”
Now, I give you the secret of freedom. Look at your whole life. In what areas are you not free? What addictions do you have? What vices control you? What in your personality seems to destroy everything? In these areas, Satan holds some control. You must claim the power of Jesus. Call on his name. He delights to bind Satan and steal his possessions.
Jesus came to set the captives free. That is you. He rejoices in binding up Satan and rescuing you. You will be Jesus’ trophy of victory. He will hold you up, like a champion after his victory. More important, you will be free to fulfill God’s purpose in your life.
Comment: In Luke 11:22, Jesus describes his powers. Satan is the strong man who wants to control and dominate human persons. Jesus is stronger. He ties him up and sets us, the captives free.
The Person of Conviction
March 10, 2012
When someone listens to God’s voice, they walk a different road. They do not allow themselves to be moved to the right or the left. They seek to follow only God’s voice. They speak with others to gain advice. They put themselves under obedience to their director. They practice the virtues, all for one goal. The want to obey God.
The greatest gift is to have a heart that wants only to obey God. During persecutions, the person will not swerve from the true path. Even in the greatest difficulties, the person will not compromise their principles. They stand firm and act according to their convictions.
How different is this person from those who listen to a world which does not care about truth. The world lives by expediency. The world does not seek the light because the darkness serves it well. Confusion and chaos dominate the world because people have set aside their convictions and the strength of will to put their belief into practice.
Let me speak about the person of conviction. I can use that person. I can lift up that person to a high position because I can trust the person. He/she will not sell me out. A person of conviction cannot be bought or intimidated. They stand firm and others know that the person will not go back on their word.
O reader, I am talking about truths that are easy to understand. I am speaking about earthly realities that are so evident. Yet, being a person of truth and fidelity to your convictions is also a heavenly reality. When I see a person who follows the world in the spirit of expediency, I never give that person my gifts. These favors would be tossed overboard, jettisoned at the first opportune moment. The person of expediency always finds something else that suits them better. When I see a person of conviction, I give that person a gift. As they are faithful, I give another gift and yet another. As they are fruitful in small things, I give greater gifts. If they continue to be faithful, I trust them with all of my treasures and they bless the whole world.
That person can be you. Start now. Hold on to your convictions. Live by what you believe. Don’t be influenced by others who would steal your ideals and leave you wounded by the wayside. I cannot be too strong on this. That person totally blessed by me, can be you. I want it to be you.
Comment: The contrast is clear. Mary entrusts heavenly gifts to those with strong convictions.
To the Leaders of Nations
March 11, 2012
The nations go their own way, following the path of self-interest, opening their hearts only when they see their own advantage. They call this the international community, but it is no community at all because it has no king, no leader, no one with a vision which could invite them to higher goals. Each nation strengthens its military, some for aggressive purposes and others for self defense.
What is the problem? Why is the world being ripped apart? The nations, even the Christian nations, have set aside my Son. He is the King and Lord of all the nations. Someday, he will return in glory and will gather the nations before him. All will give an account. All the presidents, all the prime ministers, all the kings, all the senators, all the dictators, all the rich and all the powerful will all be stripped of their authority. They will bow down before the King of Kings and they will give an accounting of their stewardship. They will see their foolish pride and their wisdom will be revealed as foolishness. Their crimes will be exposed and their hidden deeds brought to light.
Why do I say this? I want to speak to world leaders on every level. If you are to govern well, you must realize that my Son, Jesus, is the King of Kings, that he holds the whole history of the world in his hands. If you want to be a good president or a faithful leader, he must be your King and you must rule in his Spirit.
Do not trust your own powers. Your heart is selfish and those around you walk in darkness. Your decisions are no better than those who preceded you. Trying to govern without Jesus Christ will only lead you into greater darkness.
The nations do not see this selfishness of nationalism. They do not ask what their nation can do for the world. They are blind leaders who think they are enlightened. I say this clearly, “Unless you live in the light of Jesus Christ, you walk in darkness. Even worse, you will lead your nation down the road of darkness.
Comment: World leaders who do not seek the light of Christ are inevitably in darkness and their policies will multiply that darkness for the world.
The Visitation of Jesus to Israel
March 12, 2012
You do not need a keen intellect to see what is ahead, the clash of nations. Right now, internal strifes are consuming the energies of many nations in the Middle East. When this process is over and Satan has in place those whom he wants to serve him, he will move into the next phase of his plan.
This will take place especially in Afghanistan and, most importantly, in Pakistan. The turmoil in both of these countries has not yet led to the overthrow of these governments but, obviously, they cannot survive the massive number of dissidents that fill their countries. As the American troops leave Afghanistan, the whole area will become the easy prey of the terrorists. They will quickly claim everything. No one will oppose them and both countries will fall under their control. This will pose enormous new problems, coupled with the growing nuclear program in Iran. The rise of the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt and the new direction of Turkey.
The nations are in turmoil but God is not just in his heavens. He would help man and he wants the survival of Israel. He wants to establish in Israel the great “Light to the Nations”, my son, Jesus Christ. This is the battle behind the scenes.
Israel, the people who brought forth the Messiah, is to have a new place among the nations. On its land, and specifically in Jerusalem, the whole world was redeemed by my Son’s sacrificial death. The whole world was raised to life again by his resurrection. The whole world was sanctified by the outpouring of his Holy Spirit. From Jerusalem, God’s saving word went forth to all the world. These are the recorded truths in the New Testament. But this good news has never been accepted by Israel. My Son would have saved them from the Romans but Jerusalem did not know the time of is visitation.
Now another moment comes. Israel is not surrounded by a foreign army which comes from Rome but by forces which live around it, a far greater threat. To Israel, I say, “Your darkest moments are ahead of you. Your salvation will not come from your weapons, or even the weapons supplied to you by others. Your salivation will come only from my Son, Jesus. By these words, I awaken you to the true source of your freedom.
Do not wait. Now is the time to turn to him. He is flesh of your flesh and blood of your blood and he holds you in his heart. Soon, he will come to you in a fresh visitation. Hopefully, this time, you will accept him when he comes.
Comment: Mary unveils the growing problems for Israel and the promise of a fresh visitation.
Mary’s Heavenly Net
March 13, 2012
I let down my net from heaven. This brings every blessing to man. Then, I draw my net upwards, lifting man above himself and offering to him a new way of life. These are the two blessings that always flow from my heart.
As a mother, I see all the needs of my children and I provide for them. What mother would see her children hungry and not give them food; see them crying and not try to console them? This is my promise, “Anyone who comes to me, for them I will make life more gentle”. That is my motherly role, to always place helps along the way. So, I say to my children, “Cry out to me. It will not be in vain. Seek me and you will see that I am always at your side”.
My heavenly net has a second, more important gift. It lifts up my children who are often overcome by the world. It lifts them above those forces that would lower them. It lifts them above their passions that entangle them. It lifts them above the hard heartedness that so mars human relationships. It lifts them above earthly goals that limit their understanding.
Come, O reader, I would lift you up, not yet into the heavenly realm (for that must wait until after death). Right now, I can lift you above yourself, above your selfish goals and your self-centered lifestyle. I can have you breathe a heavenly air and experience a freedom from all the compulsions that constantly mar your seeking true goals.
Come, I offer you a new life, a new existence, a freedom that you cannot imagine, a freedom which the earth cannot give you. I will surround your heart with the greatest purity. I will rip out of you all selfishness and will place the greatest love.
I offer you a new life, one that prefigures your life in heaven. O reader, let me lift you up. This is the only way that I can save you.
Comment: Mary promises two gifts. She will take away the sting of life and she will change the person.
A New Shepherd in the Scene
March 14, 2012
How entangled are the affairs of the world. How confused is modern man. For centuries, he has tried to gain control of nature, but he discovers that he cannot control himself. One nation affects another. Each person affects his neighbor. All spins out of control at a dizzying pace which constantly speeds up. Obviously, this cannot continue. Who can save mankind? O mankind, do you see a savior on the horizon? Is there someone rising up from your midst who will restore sanity and order? If so, where is he and what will bring him forth?
I hear only silence. Your lips are sealed because these forces are beyond anyone or any nation. The great power of America has not restored order in the Middle East because the forces of evil are too widespread and continue to grow. The United Nations has no power and the international community is in disarray, all looking to their own interests. Take your eyes and look in every direction. No one is on the scene. Some would assume the mantle but they are weak pretenders.
I will send someone and you will know who it is. He will not try to act alone. He is too humble for this. He will blow a clear trumpet. He will sound a new call. He will stir hearts. There will be someone again on the scene who will say, “Let us march” and the people will know that this is the voice of a true shepherd.
He will gather the flock and bring back the strays. With this one shepherd, a million other shepherds will rise up, in every possible field, shepherds with new hearts, shepherds who will serve the people and not themselves.
Then the people will take heart. They will say, “We have true shepherds in our midst”. This will be a new Church. These will be shepherds formed by my Immaculate Heart. This will be my gift to you. You will know my promise and see its fulfillment.
Comment: One person is not enough but a person formed by Mary’s heart can be her instruments in calling forth millions of new shepherds.
Entangled in a Darkness
March 15, 2012
Do not turn your back on what you believe. Many times, a person is filled with truth and actually walks in the truth. Then, an attraction comes which delights them and even fascinates them. They know that this attraction is forbidden and seeking it violates all that they believe. However, they do not immediately dismiss it from their minds as dishonorable and unworthy of their beliefs.
Instead, they straddle the fence. Their life is supposedly in the light, but their heart has been captured by the darkness. This is the state of so many because the modern world has so many such attractions and to resist these demands constant vigilance. So, I will address this issue.
You are my child. Your heart is good and you want to do what is right. You want to be counted among the blessed, but you are caught in a struggle. You never believed that you would be so entangled. This is not you. This is not what you ever wanted to be. Yet, you must face the truth. You have become entangled, even engrossed in what is sinful. You keep it hidden because it is not what you want. Yet, you do not send it away. You do not cut the ties. You allow this evil to have some place in your life. It is always there, lurking in the back of your mind as something you might enjoy when your obligations are fulfilled and when no one is looking.
Do not delay. Do not compromise. This must be cast out of your life. It has already robbed you of much spiritual riches and if you continue to tolerate its presence, it will eat away more and more. You will continually pay a higher price and the day will come when there is no turning back. It will control you. All the while, you will think that this is of little importance.
O child of the light, cast out the darkness. Never, never say, “It is just a little darkness. It can be tolerated. No need for action”. I am the woman clothed in the sun and I want to clothe you completely in the sun but you block my gift by clinging to this darkness.
Comment: Mary is the sinless saint and she expects her children, frail as they are, to strive for total sinlessness.
The Tidal Waves of Anxiety
March 16, 2012
Do not let the tides that come against you prevail. Do not even let them overwhelm you and cause you to fear. They are like clouds in the sky which are easily driven away. People without faith will say that this is not true, but those who believe will know that I speak the truth. However, I must instruct my children in my ways so that the tidal waves of anxiety do not sweep you away.
First, keep your hearts for me. When you give your hearts to worldly possessions, then you grow anxious that they can be swept away. Second, do not try to stand alone. A lonely believer is difficult to protect. You must bond yourself with others by a unity which flows from charity and sharing. Third, you must not use the world’s methods. The world lies. You must be a person of truth. The world steals. You must be a person of honesty. The world plots its goals. You must be a person of simplicity. The world limits its care. You must reach out to all who seek your help.
Now, I will come to the heart of my teaching. In the middle of trials, the problem is the imagination which looks ahead and can conjure up many different scenes that never occur. A power of fear grows like a tidal wave that threatens to destroy and sweep away.
Place yourself for a moment at the ocean’s edge. When a wave comes, the child clings to his parent who lifts the child up. The wave passes by. Now the child knows what to do whenever a wave is coming. They cling to the parent who lifts them up, time and again.
So, it is with you. The tides coming against you will not prevail if you come to me and allow me to lift you up. After each wave, you will have greater confidence. You will remember all the waves that did not prevail against you. You will know not to wander from me. You will be aware that waves can come suddenly and with great force. You will not want to be caught far away from me.
Come, O reader, together we can conquer the whole ocean of life. We can prevail against the greatest of tidal waves and be found standing strong when my Son comes for you in his glory.
Comment: Mary gives excellent images to overcome fears and gain heaven.
A New Divine Fire Clothing Us in the Sun
March 17, 2012
The gifts that I want to offer the world are overwhelming, far greater than any gifts since I gave the world my Son, Jesus Christ. These gifts are of every kind and in the highest degree. I want to restore the earth and bring back its fullness. But, especially, I want to restore man to the highest level of integrity from which he has fallen. Then there will be a new heaven and a new earth. Many will be skeptical, asking, “How can this be? Will the Father create again?” I say, “All things are possible to God”.
There are two ways that this can take place. Either mankind allows itself to be lifted up into a mystical union with God or God himself must act to restore his creation. This second purification will take place by a different divine fire.
Let me be clear. A new heavens and a new earth can only be accomplished by a divine fire. In the days of Noah, the purification came by the floods. But God promised never again to use water to purify. This time, the purification must come by God’s fire. However, two ways exist for mankind to experience divine fire, the way of the saints and the way of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Every saint was purified by entering into God’s divine fire of love. This was their quest and why they walked the road of perfection. Some went off to the desert or to a monastery. Most just remained in their daily life, serving in their home or in their place of work. Although they were known to be devout, they seemed no different from other people. Quietly, though, and in a hidden manner, the divine fire was burning within them, purifying them and lifting up all their thoughts and desires to God. This is the divine fire that I would give to whomever would seek it. Once received, the person need only be faithful, allowing the fire to purify their thoughts, words and deeds and to lift their hearts to the Father, just as the fire always burns towards heaven. This is what I proclaim, “I will offer to every believer the graces formerly reserved for the greatest saints, so all, from the least to the greatest, will be clothed in the sun as I am clothed in the Son.”
Comment: Mary speaks of a new spiritual age of mankind, very much like the prophesies of St. Louis de Montfort (True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary).
A Powerful Stream of “Yes”
March 18, 2012
There is a powerful stream, filled with every blessing which flows in the very center of human history. This stream also flows in the center of every human heart. This stream exists for every person in the whole world. The stream is so powerful that once the person yields to it, it will carry the person along and keep them safe. It is the saving stream. This is the stream of God’s will which I will explain by easy to understand images.
Some people think that God’s will is just words, like commandments or warnings given by parents to their children. Really, God’s will is a power, a force that is irresistible if only the person consents and says “yes”. That is all God needs, O reader, your permission.
I will continue with my images. All the world was created by the power flowing from God’s will. All creation was united to God by the power of this will. Then came forth a new word, a strange word, a word never heard before. Mankind said “No” to God’s will and sin entered the world. God’s powerful stream with all of its healing powers, with all of its powers to bless man, no longer was at the center of human creation or even at the center of each human heart. “No” had replaced “Yes”. Rebellion had replaced obedience, and, unfortunately, curses had replaced blessings. So, for centuries the human race was cursed and earth became a place of suffering and sorrow, a valley of tears.
Then, I gave birth to Jesus, who always was a “Yes” to God’s will, even to his death on the cross. A new stream of God’s will began to flow and I was its first recipient. It flowed in the middle of my hearts and, later, in the hearts of the believers. However, it did not flow, as it formerly did, in the center of human history because the world rejected him (even Israel rejected him).
This is the way it is today. This powerful stream of God’s will flows within some people and not within others. Also, this stream is not flowing in the center of human history because many cultures reject it. But a time will come, when the heavenly Father will give all of mankind another moment, another opportunity that this powerful stream will once again flow in the center of human history. Obviously, the gift can only be given with extraordinary signs and divine powers, but this will take place (more quickly than many realize).
The following, however, is my teaching. Even before these extraordinary events, the Father will pour out this powerful, life-giving stream from my Immaculate Heart. This stream will bestow unimaginable blessings upon all who open their hearts to receive. Most important, no one has to wait for that future, extraordinary event. That is what I reveal today. This stream already exists and anyone who wants that stream to flow in the center of their heart need only seek it in my Immaculate Heart. So, come into my heart in your prayers and your desires. If you come, I will promise to teach you how to open your heart to this powerful stream of Gods’ will.
Comment: Mary promises an extraordinary future gift for man, but, more important, she promises the same extraordinary gift right now to all who seek it in her heart.
Seeking a Home
March 19, 2012
I open up to you the human heart. How complex it is! Even the person is not aware of what goes on in his own heart. It is known only to Jesus who understood well what was in the hearts of men. Even when he was acclaimed he did not give himself to their hearts, knowing that human hearts are so easily able to change.
O reader, there is great darkness in your heart and only on the surface is there some light. If you would allow me, I would place light deeper into your heart. I would reclaim many parts of your heart for the light. That is how you become a child of light, about which I always speak. So, let me begin.
Light is truth. In truth, the person sees things as they really are. So, for a moment, let me cast the light of truth upon your heart. What do you honestly see there? Only you are privy to your inner desires. Only you know the attractions of your heart. Within your heart are two sets of desires and these cause a civil war within you. Some desires rise up to heaven wanting to love God. Other desires seek earth and want to cling to all that is selfish. When the heavenly desires lift up your heart, you experience a human freedom and a divine peace. When earthly desires burden your heart, you feel overwhelmed and discouraged, lost and far distant from your Creator.
This is the plight of man and reason for all of his problems. Because he is made for God, his heart searches and searches. He knows that earth is not his home. He is in exile. He has in his heart memories that he cannot reconcile to his present existence. Memories of another existence, memories of life with God.
How can this be? How can man remember a previous existence? I am only using this as an image. Every person was created by God at the moment of their conception but God existed forever. The Loving Father placed into everyone’s heart a picture. When a child is born, the parents have a home and a room all prepared. Only as the child grows does he see and appreciate this home provided for him. So, God prepared a heavenly home and he places into everyone’s heart a picture of that heavenly home and a powerful desire to return to that heavenly home and to the heavenly Father from whose hands every person came forth. This is the greatest mystery of the human heart. It desires a home which it has never experienced and will never be content until it regains that home.
Comment: Mary describes the deepest human searching – caused by the way God has made the human heart.
To Which Group Do You Belong?
March 20, 2012
The door is always wide open. I never shut the door of my Immaculate Heart until the ultimate moment, when the soul is about to leave the body behind in death. Then, my heart closes. If the person is inside, he is brought to eternal life. If the person is outside of my heart, I cannot bring him to eternal life. My heart is like the Ark of Noah, saving all who are inside from the floods of evil. This is the great mystery of which I have spoken so freely.
Right now, the doors remain wide open but so many pass them by, not realizing the importance of those doors. “Let us give ourselves to the joys of the world” they say. “We have no need to enter the doors of Mary’s heart.” O foolish ones, how different and happier would be your lives if you took time to examine and to enter. You would fulfill your goals, meet the right persons (for some even their future spouse) and discern your dreams.
All is different in my heart. It does not contain the confusion of the world or the pressures that pull you in so many directions, or even worse, the temptations that lead you into sin. My heart is steady while the world is a ship tossed here and there among the many storms.
Do not put my invitation aside. Many think that entering my heart can happen later and that they can always find a time. They do not see the squandered opportunities and the joys that would lift up their hearts. They do not see the light that would guide their decisions.
Let me put this bluntly. There are two groups of people. One group lives in my heart and enjoys an intense and satisfying life. The other group lives in the world and struggles to even find meaning for their existence. What is the difference between a person who lives in a land filled with every food and a person who lives in a desert? The only difference is where they live. Yet, one feasts and the other starves. I cannot be any clearer. My heart is a fertile land and those who live in my heart enjoy every blessings. Outside of my heart there lies only a wasteland and those who live there experience every kind of difficulty.
Comment: Life on earth is not meant to be a desert. A place of blessing exists – Mary’s heart.
Preparing For the Coming Worldwide Darkness
March 21, 2012
Do not turn back from this road of seeking God’s favors in my Immaculate Heart. Every person in the world is called and invited by Almighty God to enter my heart and, there, to find all that God has for them.
Many search for meaning in the world. However, what can you find in the world except earthly treasures? Others search for meaning in their jobs or their careers or even in their families. Even here, the human heart is not fully satisfied and all are subject to the darkness and trials that have come and will come soon upon the earth. All of that searching is not enough. I must reveal another road to a different place. I must reveal it now. I will say something so that you see the urgency of getting inside my Immaculate Heart. In former times, to have a job, to have a family, and to practice their faith were all that a person, even a good person, would seek. This would be the ideal picture – two devout parents who fulfilled their tasks, loved their children and practiced their faith. What could be more perfect? What I say is that all of the conditions will change dramatically and that level of faith and goodness will not be enough. Even the person at this level of faith will not survive the satanic onslaught that will soon be released.
So, I must reveal what is greater, and what is needed now. In my Immaculate Heart are mystical gifts that will unite people to God as I was united. The Father gave me these gifts at Calvary when I had to stand at the cross and see my Son die his cruel death. Only by these mystical gifts could I have persevered. (O reader, do you think I was able to be faithful by my own powers?) That was the Hour of Darkness. Another hour of darkness is coming upon the whole earth and there is only one place to survive, in my Immaculate Heart where God has stored up all my mystical favors. These favors are also for you. You will need them in the darkness and you must find them now. When the darkness comes, you will not be able to discover your way.
Comment: Mary speaks clearly. She survived the dark hours only by God’s favors and she has stored up those favors for us in the coming worldwide darkness.
Mary’s Inner Experiences
March 22, 2012
I always walked in God’s light and, as my life went on, the light grew greater until I was totally clothed in divine light. I had always said “Yes” to God but a moment came when my whole being was totally and completely absorbed in the divine. By this gift, I accepted all the sufferings caused by my Son’s passion and death.
When that death came, I experienced a new grace. The hand of God embraced me as never before. The Father called me “daughter”. The Son called me “mother”. The Spirit called me “espoused”. I entered into realms of God that I had never seen before, moving into the divine mysteries, seeing the divine beauty and experiencing God’s delights.
This was in the upper parts of my spirit because in the lower parts I was experiencing all the darkness and sadness of a mother grieving over the death of her only son. This is my message to those who love me.
I cannot free you of all your suffering here on earth, just as the Father did not spare me the suffering that was involved with my life. However, in those darkest moments, I can come to you in the highest parts of your spirit. I can bathe you in my light, even when your human spirit is immersed in the greatest darkness.
I promise to teach you my secrets and to share with you my religious experiences, but you must come aside. I cannot do this unless you give yourself to prayer, to solitude, to reading my messages. Yes, read the messages because they contain eternal life for you. Ponder them and put them into practice, even if this is slowly and step-by-step.
I want to open the whole world to the mystical graces that flow from my Immaculate Heart. The heavenly Father immersed me into all the sufferings of Calvary so he could open up these secret doors of his blessings. I now have these blessings. I hold them for you. Everyone can become a mystic. The graces are available to all. This is the secret of devotion to my Immaculate Heart which I am revealing through these messages.
Comment: With this message, Mary begins a unique series of teaching about her inner experiences.
The Riches of Mary
March 23, 2012
I want my children to come into my heart to discover all the riches and blessings which God has placed there.
When I was conceived without sin, the Father placed within me a fullness of divine life, greater than any other human person had ever received. Even the great saints, like Peter and Paul, after all their years of knowing and loving Jesus, did not have at the end of their life even a fraction of the divine life which I had from the first moment of conception. Even while in the womb of my mother, this life multiplied itself into a greater fullness. While still in the womb, I became aware of the Father, Son and Spirit with a mystical and experiential knowledge far greater than the highest Seraphim. I loved God, even before my birth, more than all the angels and all the saints combined.
As I saw my parents, I perceived them in God’s light and I loved them as God loved them. I was so taken up with God that I saw the whole world as His creation and every human person as God loved them.
Although my body was on earth, my spirit was already rejoicing in God, my Savior. Every moment, God’s divine life was multiplying in me. Every second it increased more than all the other moments of my life combined. I was absorbed deeper and deeper into God’s secrets. Within each secret, there were millions of other secrets. Within each attribute, millions of other still unknown attributes. I was experiencing the infinite, inner life of God.
In the middle of all my divine experiences of the Father, there was a Man who said “I am the way to the Father”. Quite mysteriously, he and the Father were one, both having these infinite qualities and sharing fully in the life that was being revealed to me. The two of them brought forth a third Person, a pure flame that united them and completed the mystery. Although complete, the mystery reached out to me through that sacred humanity and I was drawn into the flame of God’s love. This happened continually. Each time I was plunged into that flame, I became more like it, taking on its qualities and receiving the life which it enjoyed.
Comment: Mary shares with us her mystical experiences of the Trinity.
Joseph, My Husband
March 24, 2012
There was my natural life and my supernatural life. I lived as a daughter of Israel, attending the synagogue, learning the Jewish scriptures and fulfilling my role. No one would have singled me out. I dressed and ate as others. I participated in family life and in the community life at Nazareth.
Yet, within me, my soul was absorbed by this light that revealed God. I understood God as taught by the scriptures, that He was one and there was no other. But my supernatural light brought me to understand that within this oneness there were three perfect Persons, all eternal and almighty. I did not share this with others, because I could not fully describe my experiences.
Then, I met Joseph. He was kind and thoughtful. He, too, was holy and devout. Holiness joined us together. My soul rejoiced in his presence and I shared with him some beginning revelations, those that I could put into words. He always responded and I could see that my words gave nourishment to his soul. So, we spoke often. Our Jewish faith gave us many common themes. He was a just man, always living according to the Mosaic Law.
I could not explain my attraction to him. This attraction itself was a mystery and somehow, it shared in the mystery of God and the three Persons. The more I was absorbed in God in heaven, the more I felt attracted to Joseph on earth. God, himself, had singled him out and, my love for Joseph in no way violated my love for God. The two went together in a mystery that I could not understand but which was so evident to me.
Then came a special moment. I can never forget it. Joseph was older than I and he had never thought of marrying again. However, as we shared our mutual love for God, we both felt an attraction which we knew was there but we never spoke about. Then, one day, under a divine inspiration, Joseph asked me to be his wife. At this point, I had to tell him what God was doing in my soul. I told him that I felt absorbed by God and, in these great gifts I had given myself totally to God, that I had consecrated myself in a way that no daughter of Abraham would even think of doing. I had told God that I would be his perpetual virgin. This was the first gift. I also explained to Joseph that my attraction for him and his attraction for me was part of my divine experiences, that as I was absorbed into God, my heart was also moved closer to Joseph. So, I placed this great mystery before him in the only words I knew. He, somehow, understood. Yet, both of us did not know the outcome. I knew he was a just man and would ponder the situation.
Soon, however, he returned and said that, through me, God had touched his own heart and he, too, felt drawn into this holy calling. He would share in my virginal consecration. Again, he asked me to be his wife, with the understanding that he would always love me and protect me as a husband but would never ask me for the rights that a husband has regarding his wife.
We both knew that God had consummated a great gift. We were more mutually joined in our hearts than any other couple who had promised to marry each other. We were betrothed and we told everyone. No one else knew the great mystery. In the eyes of all, we were just like any other betrothed couple, waiting for the day when Joseph would tell my parents that he wanted to take me into his home. This would be the final and concluding moment.
In my own heart, my heavenly call and my earthly call had come together. This question was now answered. When I consecrated my virginity to God, I did not know how this could ever be fulfilled in my Jewish culture which made no such provision. God, in whom I had trusted, had everything prepared and I rejoiced in God my Savior.
Comment: Mary describes so beautifully and so clearly all that had happened to unite her to Joseph, but in such a special way.
The Angels’ Message
March 25, 2012
When the angel Gabriel came I thought I was settled into my way of life. God had provided everything. I had my inner call which was so unique and I also had Joseph, who would allow me to live this call, hidden from the eyes of others. Our hearts were truly one. His heart was given to God just as mine was. We were totally united, called together into this mystery that flowed from my heart but which his heart welcomed, also.
This was the situation when Gabriel said these words, “Hail, full of grace. The Lord is with you”. I had always enjoyed the intimacy of God. So many times, he had spoken in my heart calling me to himself. Now, God spoke through an angel. This went beyond any experience I had ever had. Through this visit, I was plunged into the greatest divine light. It is frightening to be lost in darkness but it is even more frightening to be overwhelmed with God’s light. Gabriel did not need to hear my words. He saw my fear, and said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have found favor with God”. I saw and I understood better than any scholar what this meant.
Adam and Eve had lost this favor. Now, I began to understand that all the divine favors that I had experienced were a sign. Gabriel was revealing that all these favors because I was perfectly joined to God. What was at the beginning, existed again. What had been lost was regained. I was perfectly united with God just as our first parents had been. Everything came together. Through these words, “You have found favor with God”, I saw the mystery. I understood what God had done.
I asked myself a question, “Why has God done this to me?” Gabriel went on, “You shall conceive and bear a son”. Once more, I was enveloped by a mystery that I did not understand. I had faithfully followed God’s inner call. I had consecrated myself as a virgin. God had confirmed that call by giving me Joseph. We had agreed to a life of virginity. Now, I was told by an angel of God that I would conceive.
All I could say was, “How can this be, since I do not know man?” Gabriel quickly explained the divine plan, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you”. I understood his words, “the Holy Spirit”. He was the third eternal Person whom I had experienced coming from the Father and the Son. I thought to myself, “Will I be absorbed into God? Will I be made fruitful by a Divine Person?”
Yet, that is what Gabriel was telling me, “The child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God”. The words rang in my head and flooded my heart. Through the divine favors, I had seen and experienced the Father and the Son in the eternal processions of the three Divine Persons. With his Father, he was truly an eternal Son. Now, Gabriel used the words “A child to be born”. I would be a mother. A child would come forth from my womb. That child would be the Son whom I saw come forth from the Father’s side. God’s plan was so clear to me. I understood it. The Father was knocking at my door, inviting me to open myself to the power of his Spirit so that his Son could take flesh and blood within my womb.
Even Gabriel stood outside the mystery. He was just the messenger. Seeing me try to respond to the invitation, he told me of what God had already done. My kinswoman Elizabeth, who was beyond the years of childbearing, had conceived a son and was in her sixth month. This was a marvel of God. Gabriel was using the burning and shining lamp of John to guide me. Then, with the greatest of simplicity, he said, “Mary, nothing is impossible to God!” How those words supported me. Yes, for God, nothing is impossible. All that I heard, all that I was told was possible. It could take place.
At that moment I experienced the freedom of my will. I experienced God as the great respecter of the human persons whom he creates. I realized that God waited upon me. He knocked but he did not open. He invited but he did not compel. He who is almighty would not act. He would wait. It was as if all the centuries were contained in that single moment, as if all of history, from Adam and Eve to Jesus’ Final Coming, was suspended, held in midair. In my own heart, it was like years, all the years and all the moments that I had experienced God’s delights. Now, I realized God was my suitor. He wanted my hand in marriage and my womb to bring forth his Son.
How could I refuse him? How could any creature say “No”? My whole being poured forth into God. I was united to God as I had never been before. The divine fire overshadowed me. “Let it be done” I said. I repeated this over and again, as if once was not worthy enough of his Being.
Then, silence overwhelmed by soul, the deepest of all silences. I was still, and totally attentive. How else could I be? The Word was becoming flesh. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the overshadowing took place. With that, Gabriel departed and I was left with my thoughts and with the eternal, living Word in my womb.
Comment: In a long, beautiful and penetrating narrative, Mary shares her inner feelings at her Annunciation.
Traveling to See Elizabeth
March 26, 2012
After Gabriel left, I was alone and able to ponder what had just happened. The miracle had taken place. The Word had become flesh. I was pregnant with the heavenly Father’s Son. I had become the bride of the eternal Holy Spirit. Now, I had to live out this mystery. Where should I go from here? What would be my first steps?
I found a new light within me. Formerly, this inner light had guided me to perfection and showed me the way to be pleasing to God. Now, this new light would show me how to be God’s mother. All was clear. The angel had revealed God’s miracle to Elizabeth. I would go there and we would rejoice together, each of us sharing what God had done within our wombs, for in both of us there was miraculous life.
It was not easy to say “goodbye”. How could I explain this decision? All I could say to others was that my heart was set on it. When would I return? I had to say that I did not know. Of course, Joseph was the most difficult of all. He was puzzled. So recently, we had come to our decision. Now, I was leaving Nazareth for far away Judea (90 miles). I knew I had to go, so I set out in haste for the hill country of Judea.
I was alone on the journey and better able to ponder the events that had overtaken me. Within my womb I carried the Savior of the world. Within my heart, I carried this secret known only to me. As I arrived at Zechariah’s house, Elizabeth broke out into prophetic words, “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb”. The Spirit had placed these words on her lips. She went on “Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” She knew that I was pregnant with God’s Son. The Lord had given me a companion in my mystery. I was no longer alone in the universe because our hearts were joined by divine revelation. Then, she said those final words, “Blessed are you who believed that the Lord’s words to you would be fulfilled”.
Suddenly, I was back in spirit in Nazareth, at that moment when Gabriel revealed the mystery and when everything had been placed before me. I understood clearly what the angel was saying. However, would I believe that it was true? God flooded my heart with this extraordinary divine light and my mind believed that God wanted to take flesh within me. All that Gabriel had proclaimed in just a few words was God’s invitation. Within I was saying, “I believe. I believe”. My mind did not move to the right or to the left. I did not ponder the consequences. My eyes focused only on the mystery and I repeated those words, “I believe. I believe”.
As I said those words, my heart rushed to the center of the mystery, drawn by the almighty hand of God. Suddenly, I was there, on the edge of eternity, at the brink of the mystery, ready to fall forever into the arms of the Father. Elizabeth was right, “Blessed are you who believed that the Lord’s words to you would be fulfilled.”
In her presence, I relived those moments. How many times, God would always lead me back to that scene of divine intimacy. It was so good to be with Zechariah and Elizabeth. They had their own divine mystery, a child leaping in her womb and filling her with the Holy Spirit.
Comment: Mary continues her personal story, in complete accord with the gospel account.
March 27, 2012
On my return to Nazareth, there was the obvious problem. Joseph, who was puzzled by my sudden leaving, now could see that I had conceived a child. We did not speak about it. He just grew silent and withdrew from me. What else could I expect? He was a just man and, in his eyes, I had committed adultery. He, who had thought that I was the purest maiden in the whole world, now saw me as an adulteress and he was the only one who knew that the child was not his.
I saw how God had arranged everything. He had waited for our betrothal and for all of Nazareth to know of our relationship. After that, we could have come together as husband and wife. That was a private decision. The couple was free to begin their married life whenever they chose. In the eyes of all at Nazareth, we had come together before I left and now I was three months pregnant. God had covered over the mystery and hidden if from all. Joseph, however, was in the middle.
We spoke little in those days and my silence only confirmed what he was thinking, that I was pregnant by another man. I could say nothing. Heaven had to reveal the mystery. My words would seem preposterous.
So, I waited in faith, my first great trial. I realized the consequences. He could have me stoned or he could put me away quietly. I never doubted Joseph. I never thought for a moment that he would have me killed (and the Messiah with me). Joseph belonged to God, and now I saw why God had chosen him. Another man, less sensitive to the divine, would have acted in haste and in anger. Joseph moved slowly and in grace.
Then came the moment. I will never forget those words, “I have come to take you into my home. Let us begin our married life as we had agreed”. As yet, I did not know what had happened until he said to me, “I know the fullness of the mystery. What was conceived in you is from the Holy Spirit. We will call the child, “Jesus”, for he shall save his people from their sins.” This was from God. He had even revealed to Joseph the same name for the child that Gabriel had said.
He went on, “Mary, you are blessed among women. You are all pure and all holy, chosen by the Most High God to be his mother and all ages will call you blessed. I am the protector of the mystery, called by God to be seen as the father of Jesus, for he must come from the House of David. I will always be faithful to you, knowing that you have believed God’s word and conceived by his power. Now, let us begin to prepare for his birth like any other couple”.
The mystery was complete. By God’s hand, Joseph, also, was now enclosed in this wall of God’s plan and I could look forward to the day I would bring forth this child. O reader, wait upon God. Believe in his plans. Trust that he will arrange everything so you can fulfill his will. Everything will move toward that goal if you do not get in God’s way.
Comment: The full story of God revealing the mystery to Joseph is told in Matthew 1:18-25.
Marriage – As it Was in the Beginning
March 28, 2012
So Joseph and I began our married life. It was a home, filled with marital love but he had no sexual relations with me. Many would find this impossible. Many do not believe it, even though it is clearly told in the gospels. Many would say, “What kind of marriage is this when the couple does not enjoy the bodily oneness that consummates the personal union?”
Indeed, marriage is a deep personal relationship which, in the natural, is consummated by the physical union of bodies that can bring forth new life. But the natural does not exhaust the possibilities of human existence. The natural should open out to the supernatural and to God’s will.
At times, God’s wants the couple to refrain from bodily union. There are external causes (like physical illness) or internal causes. For example, the couple believes they are not ready to conceive another child. So, in every marriage, if it is truly open to the supernatural, there will be times, even periods of time, when the couple would set aside their bodily union.
Our marriage was even deeper in the supernatural. God had claimed my body as his own. God’s Son was living in my womb. Even before this mystery existed, I had accepted a supernatural call to perpetual virginity. Joseph, also, had received the call to be my husband and to safeguard my perpetual call. Our relationship was full and deeply loving, but there was also a unique supernatural aspect which I will try to explain.
More than any couple, we lived in God’s presence. Adam and Eve also had lived in this presence and had accepted their male/female relationship as a gift from God. They had not yet joined their bodies and Eve had not yet conceived or become “the Mother of the Living”. Yet, they lived in the deepest of love.
However, when sin came, their supernatural relationship with God was destroyed and their relationship with each other became distorted. It was never the same. They could never regain the greatness of their relationship which came from God’s supernatural gifts. Only by the supernatural was the natural sustained. When the supernatural was destroyed, an evil entered their relationship which they could not control.
This is the state of marriage now present in the world. To regain its greatness, marriage needs the supernatural. My marriage with Joseph had the fullness of supernatural blessings. Through us, all generations of spouses can regain the supernatural equilibrium of the original couple.
Our marriage is a light put upon the lampstand. Marriage is not primarily a bodily union. It is a union of persons brought about by God’s supernatural gifts. The more God’s power and kingdom rule in the marriage, the higher will be their relationship and the fuller will be the sexual life which they enjoy. The spouses will be equals, with each bringing their gift of masculinity and femininity to the relationship. Each will complement the other. By their own power, the couple cannot build a marriage relationship because they carry too much sin and selfishness. By faith, the supernatural can join them in a way that even their sinfulness cannot destroy. Do you think a man can love a woman, and vice-versa during their entire life without the power of supernatural love? This is too much for human love because its strengths are too soon exhausted.
You married couples who struggle in your relationship, especially in your sexual life, run to Joseph and me. Come together in prayer and we will gladly share our supernatural gifts so you can begin to enjoy marriage “as it was in the beginning” before sin destroyed what God had planned. We lived in this supernatural gift to help you to live in a marriage which enjoys natural and supernatural helps.
Comment: Mary explains that personal selfishness destroys a relationship. God’s supernatural gifts are needed to destroy selfishness.
March 29, 2012
We were ready and filled with expectancy. The Savior of the world was to be born, known only to Joseph and me. Then, came the startling news about the census of Caesar Augustus and the need to go to Bethlehem. We had gotten used to our plans being changed by God’s will.
We prepared and left. All of the villagers understood our dilemma. We were pilgrims, going to a strange city at the most inopportune moment. Still, we rejoiced like so many others had rejoiced because the time of birth drew near.
My breasts were full, ready to feed the newborn child. We brought all that he would need. Our journey was a poor person’s journey, on a donkey. During these days, our love grew. In my many needs, I loved Joseph even more. Nothing was too much for him. I said very little. He provided everything ahead of time, always thoughtful.
Bethlehem was not ready for us. There was no room where travelers are accustomed to stay. So, the birth took place in a stable, the best known stable in the whole world. I was identified with the poor and took my place among those who are rejected and are set aside as of little importance. There, I would always stay, offering to the poor the milk of my comfort.
My eyes saw the human face of God. The birth was miraculous, a virgin birth without any of the pains and sufferings, the way birth was meant to be “in the beginning”; the way Eve was meant to give birth before she transgressed and lost her gifts. I saw life as it was meant to be, a woman rejoicing in her newborn child without suffering the pangs of childbirth. My pangs would come at Calvary where I brought forth all my other children. For now, that scene seemed so far away. That would be the end. This was the beginning.
The birth was miraculous but everything else was quite ordinary, but how could anything from now on be ordinary? Yet, I must say again, everything was just like it would be if the child were not God. We had to provide for him. We had to protect him. We had all the duties of new parents. Yet, he was in our midst. With him in our midst, nothing could be just ordinary.
Comment: The birth was extraordinary but God did not change all the other circumstances.
Prophetic Words in the Temple
March 30, 2012
The time came to bring the child to the temple, which was an awesome structure filled with natural and supernatural beauty. Joseph and I came to the temple as so many other parents had done, but I knew my Son was different. The Jewish laws about offering the first born male because he was holy to God and then buying him back, was only an image of the reality. Couples gladly purchased the redemption of their child with a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.
Joseph and I did the same but we both knew, without fully understanding, that the Jewish Laws and the focus upon the first born male was all directed to this moment, when God’s first born would be brought to the temple.
When we had fulfilled all the Jewish rites, a holy man named Simeon and a holy prophetess named Anna suddenly came to us. They were like Elizabeth and Zechariah. They knew. They understood. The Holy Spirit led them. They had words that God wanted us to hear. Simeon spoke first in a very personal way. His holy life was now complete he had seen “the glory of Israel”. He went beyond Israel and spoke of Jesus as “a light to the nations”. He told us that God had revealed his mysteries. The child would be a “sign of contradiction” resulting in “the rise and fall of many in Israel”. He blessed us and spoke to me, “Your own soul a sword shall pierce”.
He spoke for just a few, brief moments but I never forgot those prophetic words – the sign of contradiction – the rise and fall of many in Israel – the sword that would pierce my heart. So much was contained in that brief encounter. Joseph, also, heard the words. They entered his heart as well.
Anna, also, had a clear vision. This child would be for the redemption of Jerusalem. We left the temple holding Jesus in our arms but we knew that the Father only gave him to us for a time. The Father had his hand upon Jesus and a moment would come when Jesus would leave our house in Nazareth and go to the Jordan. After being anointed by the Spirit, he would begin.
To all parents, I say this. God has entrusted you with his sons and daughters. They belong to the Father. He just places them in your hands for a few years. Your task is to awaken them to God and to prepare them for the heavenly Father’s task. Your work is a holy one and you can only carry it out if you yourselves are holy.
Look at your children. Someday, they will leave your house. They will announce their decision. By that time, it is too late. Will they leave your home to fulfill God’s purpose or to fulfill selfish and worldly ambitions? Will they leave your home with clarity or with confusion? With the true God or false gods? With proper or improper desires? Look ahead. Realize that the moment will come when they will no longer be in your hands and no longer living in your home.
While they are still with you, give your faith to them. Let them see the holiness of God in your life and learn the truths of God from your teachings. They, too, can bring forth the glory of God and the salvation of the nations.
Comment: For the next thirty years, Jesus would live with Mary. She would teach him the Scriptures and the purest way of life. She would form his human intellect and will, just as any mother. She asks all parents to do the same with their children.
An Exile of Protection
March 31, 2012
“We must leave this place”. Joseph’s eyes, usually so peaceful, were filled with fear. “The child is in danger. We must go”. So, we set out on yet another journey, even farther away than our beloved Nazareth, into a strange land and among a foreign people. Yet, how much I already knew of this nation called Egypt.
Another Joseph had also gone there, sold into slavery by his brothers, yet destined to be lifted high by the plans of God (which are always so difficult for the human mind to grasp). I would go to an Egypt from which God had called our forefathers. He worked great signs and wonders to call them forth. I would cross the desert which they crossed, the desert in which God formed them into a nation as they lived forty years, waiting to enter the Promised Land.
These were my thoughts as Joseph and I made the journey, carrying the Savior of Israel. God was forming us by this exile. We had to believe. So much we did not know. What was God’s plan for us? He seemingly tells us one thing and then events move us away. “This child is set for the rise and the fall if many in Israel”, God said to us through Simeon. But now, we are exiled from Israel and the child will grow up in a foreign culture. “He will rule over the house of Jacob forever” said the angel, Gabriel. Yet, Jacob only came to Egypt at the very end of his life.
As we fled into Egypt, the events were confusing, but in my heart a voice spoke. I recognized the voice of the Father, “I will call my Son out of Egypt” he said, “just as I called my people. There will be new life and he will bring about a new people. Go in faith. Stay there until I call you back. When you return, I will lead you back to Nazareth. From there, he will be called a Nazarene”.
It all happened, just as the Father said it would. O reader, if at this moment you think that events have taken you far away, believe that the Father will bring you back. He arranges everything to protect the divine life in your soul. Do not despair and, especially, do not lose faith. I am with you in your exile. I know what it means to be sent away, to be uprooted. Do not forget. You are never uprooted from my Immaculate Heart. As I took Jesus, years later, back to Nazareth, so I promise to carry you back to where you will flourish. I can do that if you remain by faith in my arms.
Comment: In her exile, Mary trusted God and will help all those who are also exiled in any way.
† The Woman of Sorrows, The Selfishness of the Human Heart
April ~ 2012
April ~ 2012