Once the idols are shattered, my Spirit will once again go out over the formless void and renew the face of the earth…

Blessings on this glorious feast of Pentecost! May the Holy Spirit speak to our hearts today and always. Let us open our ears to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

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Jeremiah 19:11 Thus says the Lord of hosts: So will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter’s vessel, so that it can never be mended. In Topheth they shall bury until there is no more room to bury.

“My children, do you think I take delight in sorrow and woe? Do you think I am edified by my people’s suffering? No, my delight would be in their conversion, my edification in their contrition. But this people has rejected my messengers. Once again, my Son is crucified and vilified. Yes, I mean to shatter them, but only so that what they cling to—all their idols—will be seen for what they are—shams, counterfeits, vapor. Once the idols are shattered, my Spirit will once again go out over the formless void and renew the face of the earth. My children, do you see how this must be? Fly…

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St. Faustina’s Prayer for Priests…

I found this today and thought it tied in well with the previous message as well as the coming celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy. God’s timing is glorious!

Prayer for Priests
(St. Faustina’s Diary, 1052)

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests so hardened hearts may be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord. Lord, give us holy priests; you yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil’s traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls of priests. May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things.

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

Blessings all. Here is the last of four re-blogged posts on the crosses we are carrying. For your further edification, I also want to add a quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

“There is in each of us a shadow-self, and a real-self. The shadow-self seeks only its own will and pleasure. The more we keep the sun behind us, the greater the length of the shadow, the less Christ is in our lives. Every pain patiently borne, every blow to self, shapes the real eternal self. It was the Crucifixion of Our Lord that prepared the way for His resurrection and Glory. Our Lord is weaving your heavenly robes for the heavenly nuptials, though you know it not, in moments that seem so loveless. You cannot see entirely God’s Plan for you. The uncharted ocean is before you, as you toss in the narrow cabin of your suffering; but the Divine Pilot is bringing you to port.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation (Lenten & Easter Inspirations)

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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…

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Those who suffer now for Christ are fighting a great spiritual battle…

Friends, this is the third of four posts I feel led to share on the crosses we are asked to bear. May you be comforted and strengthened knowing that your scars and wounds are signs of your victory in Jesus Christ.

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Ezekiel 43:8-9 They profaned my holy name by their abominable deeds; therefore I consumed them in my wrath. From now on they shall put far from me their harlotry and the corpses of their kings, and I will dwell in their midst forever.

“My little children, there is much to come and you will have much to endure. Indeed it has begun already and some of you are already being asked to bear the burden of suffering. I am with you my children! Believe me when I say this. Lay your cares upon me, for the cross I bore is your chariot to eternal life. Embrace your cross as I did and I will see to your joy myself. My children, the sufferings you endure, the cross you carry, they are tailor-made for you. But still, suffering is suffering and the wages of sin must be paid. Those who suffer…

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Just as Eve was formed from Adam, your cross is formed from mine…

Blessings dear friends. Here is another message on the crosses we are asked to carry. In the Divine Will in the Flame of Love I pray for increased strength and hope for all who are carrying heavy crosses.

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We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

“Children, do not be afraid of your crosses. My holy cross was the instrument of redemption. Each cross is tailor-made for each soul. In fact, your cross existed and was set aside for you before you were born. Every cross is a replica of mine. Every cross originates in mine. Do you want to be Simon of Cyrene and carry my cross for me up the hill to Calvary? Then do not shun your own cross. Just as Eve was formed from Adam, your cross is formed from mine. People have fought wars over relics of the True Cross. Did those same people acknowledge the power and grace in the cross they were asked to carry, as true a relic as the piece of wood they were seeking—and as powerful. Ponder…

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Addendum…

Blessings all. As an addendum to the previous re-post, I do want to stress that Our Lord never asks us to stay in an abusive situation. If you are in an abusive situation, or are in danger, please seek help. I also wanted to mention that it is ok to pray to be relieved of a burden–even Jesus did that. But while we have sufferings, let us pray for more graces to endure them with peace and generosity of spirit, and to offer them up in the Divine Will linked to the cross for the conversion of sinners and for all the intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. May God’s kingdom come and come quickly!

Your prayers and sacrifices have already shortened the days of sorrow and woe. Will you do more?

I know that many of us are suffering a great deal at this time. I pray that this message from 2010 will give you hope, peace, courage, and joy.

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Lamentations 5:21-22 Lead us back to you, O LORD, that we may be restored: give us anew such days as we had of old. For now you have indeed rejected us, and in full measure turned your wrath against us.

“My child, do I not have every reason to turn my back on this insolent generation? In all of history, when my people have stubbornly refused to repent–even though I have been generous in giving them signs and warnings–I have held back the fullness of my wrath out of a Father’s love for the faithful remnant. This generation, because of their abject rejection of me, will be given the greatest trial the world has ever known. In this age, I am asking my faithful remnant–whom I love unalterably–to enter into my passion and suffer with me for the lost. If you do this, my children, my beloved ones, I promise…

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