In preparation for he 100th anniversary of my Mother’s appearance at Fatima, would you observe a time of reflection in the nine days preceding it…

Nehmiah 8:14 And they found it written in the law, which the Lord had commanded by Moses, that the people of Israel should live in booths (tabernacles) during the festival of the seventh month.

“Beloved, the Festival of Booths begins this year on October 4. In preparation for the 100th anniversary of my Mother’s appearance at Fatima, would you observe a time of reflection in the nine days preceding it, beginning on the first day of the Festival? Let each one decide how they will observe the novena—by fasting, prayer, or by retreating from the world. In some way, let my children retreat to the tabernacle of their hearts and pray for the coming of the kingdom, for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, for the conversion of sinners, and for reparation to be made to my much-wounded heart. Oh my children, do me this honor! I greatly desire it and the world greatly needs it. I will bless even the smallest effort. Do all in the Divine Will, through the Flame of Love, on behalf of everyone and you will accomplish far more than you can imagine. You do not know how much I long to reign in men’s hearts. What joy when I do! Help me!”

O my Jesus, FIAT! Grant each of us the grace to know what is the best way for us to participate—as our daily duty allows. In the Divine Will, through the Flame of Love, bless our efforts to cooperate with your unimaginable graces for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will! O Jesus! I long for this with the longing of our Mother, which irresistibly drew you to earth at your Incarnation. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus—come to reign in our hearts! Amen.

(Note: The beginning of the Festival of Booths, October 4, also corresponds with the feast of the Transitus (passing to eternity) of St. Francis of Assisi. May he assist us as we contemplate what form our nine days of preparation will take. One suggestion is that we spend some time learning how to live more fully in the Divine Will through the writings of Luisa Piccarreta. Please see my page, “Divine Will Resources” for more information. May His kingdom come and come quickly!)

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Give me your pennies and I will open the storehouse of heavenly goods!

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5 Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgement of God, and is intended to make you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering.

“My beloved, all that you are enduring is for your ultimate good and the good of those I have given you to pray for. Do I take pleasure in suffering? No! But my great joy is to give you far more in return than you can ever imagine. Give me your pennies and I will open the storehouse of heavenly goods! I do not exaggerate, for in the Divine Will this is more than possible, it is being done already through the small sacrifices of those whose generous hearts offer all to me. I say small sacrifices, because when you see what they have been able to purchase you will be amazed at the extravagance of your loving Abba. Then offer me everything, a thorn in your finger, a stubbed toe, the death of a loved one, your own illnesses—leave nothing out. So many souls are in need. Suffering is the currency of love. Offer all to me and you will be filled with love and great joy.”

O my beloved Abba, in the Divine Will I offer you all that I have suffered in my entire life and all the sufferings of all souls of all time. I redo all sufferings in the Divine Will to make of them a perfect gift of love. Eternal Father let these poor pennies purchase souls for the kingdom and may your kingdom come quickly. Amen.

The glory of the Lord is a promise you can rely on…

Jeremiah 6:1 Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem; for evil looms out of the north, and great destruction.

“Beloved, do not despair at these words. They do not signal an end, but a beginning. The glory of the Lord has yet to be seen, and what a sight it will be! All heaven is waiting in joyful expectation. Then raise your heads, my children. Do not lose hope, no matter what you see. For the glory of the Lord is a promise you can rely on, a hope you can cling to, a joy beyond anticipation. Be hopeful, my beloved ones, and pray for the virtues, especially courage. I will not deny the higher gifts to those who ask, so ask! Children I am near.”

O beloved Father of my heart, I praise and thank you for these words of love and encouragement. In the Divine Will in the name of everyone and through the Flame of Love, I implore your gracious gifts, all the virtues, especially courage, and all the higher gifts. Lord, we have no hope but you, no joy but you, no promise but you. Maranatha! May your kingdom come and come quickly! Amen.

 

All that they enemy has planned will be used against him…

Psalm 20:5 May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners.

“Beloved, do not be discouraged. Do you not know that your God has the victory in all things? But more than this, all that they enemy has planned will be used against him. His humiliation will be complete. Therefore, endure bravely whatever comes. Know and believe that all things work for good for those who love God and who are called according to his purpose. (cf Rom 8:28) Whatever you endure with faith, hope, and love, is a great victory, no matter how it looks on the outside. This is how the holy martyrs were able to find joy even in the most severe trial. This is how our Mother endured the shame and agony of watching her holy Son die so painful and ignominious a death. Place all your faith, hope, and trust in me. I am the only one who can satisfy the longings of the human heart. It is time. Let the glory of the Lord shine forth!”

Jesus I trust in you. May your glory be revealed to all people and nations. In your mercy, strengthen our faith, hope, and trust, so that we might be instruments for your glory. May your kingdom come, and come quickly! Amen.

Like the woman, keep breathing, keep praying, and concentrate on the work at hand…

Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is near, and as destruction from the Almighty it comes.

“Beloved, the labor pains are in full blossom, yet the labor is not over. For just as for a woman nearing the time of giving birth the pains intensify, so too you will see much more in the coming days. Just as a woman has to keep in mind what she is laboring for, so you too should keep in your mind the promised Era of Peace. Crucifixion must come before resurrection. Like the woman, keep breathing, keep praying, and concentrate on the work at hand. All shall be well dear children. I am near.”

Beloved Father of my heart, I love you! In your mercy, keep us from despair as we labor to give birth to your gift of peace. What joy that will bring to us. May your kingdom come and come quickly. Amen.

 

When I say that your reward will be great in heaven, do not imagine that I am being trite…

Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

“My beloved, do not imagine that the journey of my faithful ones is so different from the journey of their Lord. On the contrary, I AM the way and all paths lead through the cross. Remember, my children, that each cross is tailored to the soul. Each is unique, as unique as the soul that bears it. The only similarity in all crosses is that I am with you all in your passion. You need only turn to me and all the strength I had in my passion will be made available to you. This is especially true when one is being persecuted for my sake. Would I abandon that poor soul? Would not the Father see me when he looks at him? When I say that your reward will be great in heaven, do not imagine that I am being trite. Those who suffer on my behalf will be eternally grateful for what that suffering has purchased for them. Indeed, it will seem a far greater reward than the soul feels he deserved for it. In comparison, the trial will seem a small thing—even a large trial. My children, you cannot possibly imagine with what magnanimity your infinitely generous God can act. Be therefore consoled. All that happens in this life is as a passing shadow, over in the blink of an eye. Endure all with faith, fortitude, and great trust. I am with you through it all. Shalom.”

O my Jesus, help me not to get caught up in my daily trials, big or small, but help me to link all trials to the cross so that I may in some way participate in your redemptive act. O Jesus, in your mercy, give me grace, faith, fortitude and ever-greater trust, that I might endure all trials with great love for your glory. I love you Jesus! Amen.

When the God of justice rights the scale, the unrighteous will vanish like the mist…

Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

“Beloved, what a longing and a wailing reaches my ears from those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. At this time, it seems the spirit of unrighteousness has the upper hand. But a time of glory is coming, my children, when righteousness will triumph. Those who now suffer at the hands of the unrighteous will have cause for great rejoicing. Those who now weep over the injustices of the world will leap for joy. At no time in human history has unrighteousness been so rampant. The scales have been tipped past breaking. But do not fear, my children! When the God of justice rights the scale, the unrighteous will vanish like the mist. Do not let up on your prayers, for I am using them to accomplish much in the way of righteousness. I am coming to rule the world with righteousness and the peoples with fairness. Rejoice and be glad!”

Lord Jesus, praise and thanks to you for this word of hope. In the Divine Will I lift up to you all those who are slaves of unrighteousness, those people who perpetrate injustice on others. I pray, dear Jesus, for their conversion and for freedom and peace for all those being oppressed by them. Jesus, merciful one, I trust in you. Marantha! Amen.

 

I left the tomb empty. Then do not return to it to sit weeping in the dark…

Luke 24:12 Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.

“My beloved, can you even imagine such a moment? My servant, my friend Peter, traumatized by the horror of my death, now had to somehow accept this unimaginable reality—I had risen! You too are immersed in a world that gives birth to horror and terror at every moment. I come to give you great hope. Just as the resurrection was an unimaginable joy to the disciples, so too will the era of peace be to all who are now traumatized by the horrors all around. Be not afraid. I left the tomb empty. Then do not return to it to sit weeping in the dark. I have come to set the captives free and I will do it. The glory to come is unimaginable to you. Trust in me. Pray for sinners. Children, I am near, so near!”

O my Jesus, thank you for these words of hope! Our hearts are breaking over the sin and suffering in the world. Jesus we trust in you. We give you all souls in the Divine Will so that your mercy will act on them as it so longs to do. We immerse them in the ocean of your mercy. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you—save souls!


To all my dear friends, I pray that the glorious light of Easter will shine forever on you and yours. I treasure your presence, thank God for your faithfulness, and pray for you each day. I thank you for your prayers for me and mine as well.

He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Maranatha!

Even if all about you things are falling to ruin, even if hope seems an illusion, be confident in my nearness….

Isaiah 40: 29, 31 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. […] Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

“My beloved, how weary you are! Do you think that I do not see your weariness? Am I not with you in your weakness? Do not despair, even when I tell you more is coming. But begin today to rely totally on me. I am your strength. My children, even if all about you things are falling to ruin, even if hope seems an illusion, be confident in my nearness. Believe that I am with you—your deliverance is at hand. Just as Pharaoh remained obstinate before Moses, so you see the powers of evil standing firm in their pride. But Pharaoh did not triumph. No, the triumph is reserved for me and for those who remain steadfast in me. Believe, hope, and wait in joyful expectation, for the Triumph is near!”

O my Jesus I thank and praise you for your care of you little servants. You can see our weariness. Help us to drink from the well of your strength and we will be sustained in all things as we wait in joyful hope for the coming triumph. Jesus we trust in you! Amen.

It is the night of glory…

Beloved friends, we arrive at this holy and glorious night. What joy is ours! What grace! My friends, I wish you every gift and grace it pleases God to give you this Christmas.  May God bless you and yours abundantly, and may God grant the deepest desires of your heart. Your presence here, your prayers, your desire to grow in holiness are a gift to me, to each other, and to the whole world.

Maranatha! Be not afraid, for he is near, as near to us as our own breath. Alleluia!

From Christmas Eve, 2001

“Beloved one hear me. It is the night of glory, the night filled with the everlasting light of Christ. Be always eager to walk in the light. This night, above all, will sustain you in the light. Pray, child. Ask for those gifts, especially on this night, ask for all the gifts and graces the Lord desires to shower upon you. For on this night all things become possible.”

Father, Beloved, in Jesus’ name I ask for all the gifts and graces you desire to give me, but most especially for the grace of complete surrender to you.

“Beloved little child be assured that no such prayer would ever go unanswered, least of all on this night. Child, you cannot even imagine the glory of this night. The angels themselves are filled with awe and wonder. There is much to celebrate, much to be thankful for. On this special night, do not forget to thank the Theotokos, my Mother and yours, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for her total surrender to God’s holy plan. Your gratitude should fill you to overflowing.”

Beloved Mother of my heart, I thank you. I am filled with gratitude for the great gift of your “yes” to God. My Mother, the best way I can show you my gratitude is to ask your help in imitating you. Help me, Mother. I am yours. Beloved Jesus, Infant King, I adore you, perfect Saviour of my heart. Jesus I belong to you!