NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2013
...Place the emblem of My Love upon yourselves and upon your children for it calls My Protection...
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Wear a Crucifix
The Front Cover
The front cover echos what Jesus said on Tuesday 20 November 2012, that the Crucifix is the emblem of His Love and He asked us all to wear it around our necks and to put it on our children.
The two Patricks have asked that we print this Message again because Jesus has given important Instructions in it. This is the first Message you will read in this Newsletter.
Many precious Words are again given by Jesus. He gives us these Words so that we can live by them; so that we will change our lives and begin to live for Him. There are many invaluable Teachings within them about the times we live in and about how to come closer to Him.
Day of Love
Jesus gave a Message on the Day of Love this year and in it He makes it very clear that He does not give these Words for nothing. He wants us to DO His Words. Let us not be guilty of simply reading Jesus’ Precious Words and leaving them aside to gather dust. These Words are a mighty force but they are fragile in our hands. We have the power to make them live or die. Whether they live or die depends on what we do with them, whether we live them or not.
We were amazed to find a prophesy from the fourth century about the times we live in now. This was given by Saint Nilus and it is actually unbelievable how accurate it is! We have included this prophesy in our Newsletter. It certainly makes for interesting reading!
Also touched on in this Newsletter is a rather alarming article about how cool it is in these days to follow satan. This article talks about the admission of a young pop star to having ‘ghost sex’ and I have to say that the fact that this seems to be a popular thing now speaks multitudes about the darkness on this earth. This is actually sex with an evil spirit. The world has become so blind.
And what are Christians being forced to do while the evil ones are doing their stuff out in the open? We are being forced to hide Jesus away like a criminal; forced to put away our Crucifixes for ‘health and safety reasons.’ It is getting ridiculous in these times that a person cannot show their faith for fear of losing their job. This is very sad.
Take courage, have faith and stand up for Jesus! The atmosphere on the Day of Love here in the Prayer Room was electric! The Holy Spirit really made His Presence felt among the people. And we know we can take ground back from satan for Jesus!
The only people mad at you for speaking the truth are those living a lie. Keep speaking it.
The Messages of Love
The Patricks were inspired to put this Message out once again:
20 November 2012
Come, children of Mine, come to this Heart of Mine that cries out for Love of you, My children.
You must understand, My children, that I am a God of Love and, in Love, there must be Justice. My innocent children are crying out to Me for justice for so many millions of My children are murdered innocently in every year of your time. They cry out to stop the murder of those of their brothers and sisters that are about to die.
The blood of the innocent call to Me louder every day for justice and justice I will give them for they are innocent in My Sight.
I am calling to you, children, I am giving you time to repent. This is why My Arm is stayed but it grows heavier and heavier as each day passes for the blood of the innocent weigh Me down and I must cleanse this evil.
Do you not realise, you who take part in, agree with and have abortions, that your torment for all eternity will be like being ripped from your mother’s womb?
Do you not realise that this is what lucifer will taunt you with?
Do you not realise this is why I call out to you to repent of this grave sin NOW before it is too late?
Do you not realise that I Love you and wish you to be in My Father’s Kingdom with Me?
Come, now, My children, and listen to Me, listen to My calls for, if you do not listen, a terrible chastisement will befall this earth, it will be equal to that that you have placed upon the Scales of Justice. This earth will run with the blood of the unjust: all that you have sown in your evil lives, you will harvest.
Oh, My children, can you not see what you have done?
How you have offended your God?
This earth cries out to Me under the burden of sin. Feel the beginnings of its rebellion for no longer can it withstand what you produce. Terrible wars will break out in many countries and the innocent shall be slaughtered which will add to the fury of its rebellion.
Do you not see the path that you travel? You have destroyed the meaning of My Love within My Church and it crumbles into nothing but, I tell you, My Church, will never be destroyed for its spark is held safe and it shall rise in Truth, Humility and Obedience. My Mother has given many, many Messages to stave off this disaster but Her Words have been hidden from this world. Can you not see this?
Jesus, are You talking about the Third Secret of Fatima?
Yes, these Words were given to protect My Church but they were corrupted and hidden by the lies of lucifer, by those that have entered My Church and only look for their own glory. My Mother’s Words told of him who would claim the Throne of My Peter, of him who would sit in the place that he should not be, if this world did not change its ways. But, these Words were hidden because they spoke of the rulers of My Church and, in their arrogance and pride, the rulers would not reveal them to this world and so have allowed lucifer to sit in the place that he should not be.
Scripture is being fulfilled, children, before your eyes and you refuse to see as My children Israel refused to see My Coming.
You who have eyes to see, lift the Banner of My Love and wear it around your neck proudly revealing it to this world and, show this world that you are a follower of Mine. This is the mark of My Love. Place the emblem of My Love upon yourselves and upon your children for it calls My Protection. (A small Crucifix)
Those that wear the emblem of My Love in Truth, My Justice shall not strike them down.
The time of idleness is over, the time of complacency has ended, you are either for Me or against Me for I Come to gather My own to Myself. Look to the Truth, My children, turn away from sin and come, follow Me. I Love you.
I call upon you, My children, to help with My Houses of Prayer for they are the Refuges that you will need in the time of My Justice. They will be the Sanctuaries of My Truth.
I need your help in these for they are your giving to Me in your free will. The more that you help, the more Sanctuaries will be given to this world and the more My children will understand but, you must do this for Me in your free will, children. I am asking, ever asking, for your help but, so many of you hold on to that that I have given to you and will not help Me.
Come away from your lives, children, for there is little time left and I need you. I need your hands, your feet and your lips. I need your help in the preparation for that that must come. I give you this Gift, this chance in free will to help your brothers and sisters.
Come, children, answer My calls. I Love you.
Show your love for Me by the way that you love your brothers and sisters. See Me in all My children. Go out to the highways and the byways and invite My little ones to My Banquet for the Bridegroom approaches and you are not ready. I Love you.
11 December 2012
Come, all you who labour and are heavily burdened for I will give you rest. I am calling out to you, My children, I am calling out to you to see the Truth and to uncover the lies that you have allowed into your lives. Do not be deceived any longer, children, but look to My Gospels, look to My Commandments and see how you deceive yourselves, see how you have accepted the lies of lucifer. I have not changed My Laws. I have not accepted sin as truth and you who follow Me cannot say that you follow Me if you accept the laws of lucifer as being truth.
My Laws have not changed, children. If you think that I am not a Just God for not accepting your new age thinking, your new acceptance of sin, then you have no part in Me. You only fool yourselves, children, you shall have no part in the Kingdom of your God but your kingdom will be that that you have believed in, the lies, the untruth of lucifer, the fallen.
hell is a real place, a place of darkness and fire, where those who have went against Me rage in the anger of their untruth, their denial of My Ways. They call out to Me in blasphemy of how I have mistreated them, of how I am an unjust God for not accepting that that they have believed in when they lived upon this earth.
Do these Words not seem similar to the words that this world speaks in these days, of how My Laws are unjust in not accepting the freedom of modern day thinking, of modern day people?
Your father is the father of lies when you accept untruth into your lives. Abortion is murder and will not and cannot be accepted as Truth; homosexuality is an abomination in My sight for all that it produces is darkness, sin and false love given by lucifer and his minions. You have been blinded by lucifer and his lies. No longer do you accept Marriage as a Gift, a Blessing from Me, your God, but rather you live in fornication and believe that this is right and true. I created man and I created woman to be one in union with Me, their God. I Bless the union of man and woman so that they may give life to this world.
You think in your modern thinking that I must accept your new teaching. No, children, I do not!
I have placed each one of you on this earth to answer a question which is: do you want to live with Me in the Kingdom of Our Father for all eternity or do you wish to live in the kingdom of destruction where you shall suffer in the fires of hell eternal?
If your answer is that you want to live with Me in Heaven then you must prove it by the way that you live your life, by the way that you are willing to follow My Laws and die to self. If you do not wish to follow Me then you shall follow the lies of lucifer and you shall accept sin as a part of your life. The choice is yours, children, and I will not force you into following Me for I have given each one of you free will.
Soon, I shall Come to this earth and cleanse it. For, you who live in sin and accept the lies that lucifer has given to you are removing the freedom of those that wish to follow Me. I will not allow you to take free will away from your brothers and sisters and so you shall be removed and this earth shall be cleansed of your taint. You have made your choice by the way that you are living your lives.
Be Warned, generation, for the father of lies deceives you, it is he that has blinded you into following him because he has no freedom, no joy, no happiness and so, he does not wish any of My creation to enjoy the Love of their God.
Come follow Me in truth and die to the things of this world and you shall have Life Eternal in the Kingdom of your Father; you shall know Peace; you shall know Joy; you shall know Love and you shall know freedom for all eternity, children. You shall bask in the Love of your God. I Love you.
12 December 2012
Come, My beloved children, hear My Words, hear My calls. Do you not see how this world has changed? Do you not see how your sin is accepted? Do you not see My Ways are trodden underfoot?
Open your hearts and minds and see the Truth that I speak of. See My Warnings as they come to pass. You are blinding yourselves, My children, by listening to the lies that lucifer is spreading throughout the lands of this world. Come away from the danger that you are in and come, follow Me in truth. My Laws, My Ways, have not changed, they are the same yesterday, today and forever.
I call you out of the darkness, I call you out of the sin that you are in and I say, come follow Me. Listen to this world no longer; repent of that that holds you away from Me and the Kingdom of Our Father shall be yours. I Love you, My little ones, I Love you and I await your response to My calls. I Love you.
Furthermore, I tell you, My children, that your time is limited for your return to Me. Make haste, make haste for there is very little time left. I must reveal the deceit that lucifer has spread throughout this world. I will show you the lies that you have accepted. Make haste, My children, make haste for I am Coming, soon. I Love you.
13 December 2012
Come, My beloved, take up your cross every day and follow Me for I am the Way, the Truth and the Life and anyone who follows Me will have Life Eternal.
Come, My beloved, come listen to My calls, listen to My cries as I cry out to this world to turn away from sin. You are blinding yourselves to the Truth, children, you are deceiving yourselves for deep within your hearts you know that these Words are Truth and your lives are lived in darkness. Come away now from the danger; cast off the shackles of this world and follow Me in truth for I, the Lord, your God, am Coming soon to claim My own. Pray much that you are not swept away in the Justice of your God. I Love you.
17 December 2012
Come to Me all you who labour and are heavily burdened and I will give you rest. Come, seek your rest from Me, My children. Come, seek the rest that My Love gives.
My people, do not despair of the times that you live in but know that you are Graced to be living in these times of trial. These are the times that you can prove your love for Me by overcoming the darkness. These are the times that My Prophets and Saints wished to live in so that they could give their all to Me.
Do not waste them, My little ones, but fight through the darkness and show My people that I am Alive in you. Show My people by your lack of denial of My Ways; show them that you believe in Me. Do not judge them or chase them from My sight by your self-righteousness but simply teach them with My Gospel Truths. Do not be afraid to tell My little ones when they are in error and are walking away from Me, their God. Show them that you love them and that you do not judge them, gently point out My Truth but do not push My Truths upon them for they that live in the world are like frightened animals and are easily scared away.
Be gentle as doves and as cunning as serpents. It is only through gentleness and love that you will bring My children back to Me. Do not allow self to overtake you, do not allow your self-righteousness and judgement to block My little ones from knowing Me.
Come to Me, My children, and I will give you the rest that you seek. I will give you the Strength that you need. I will give you the Love that you desire and We, together, shall minister to My children.
I am your Lord, I am your God, I am the One who guides those who trust in Me.
I Love you, My people,
Believe in Me,
Let Me be the hands that you use,
Let Me be the word that you speak,
Let Me be the footsteps that you take.
Come, My beloved children, I await your response to My call. I lift the banner of My Love and I begin to march My Armies forward. I Love you and I ask you to join Me on this March of Love. I Love you.
19 December 2012
Look to Me, My children, look to My Love.
See how I Love you.
See how I have provided everything that you need.
See My Love in your brothers and sisters.
See My Love in your neighbour.
See My Love in your enemy.
See Me in all that you meet and then you shall know perfect Peace.
Look, My children, I am Coming! I am Coming to free My people from the bondage, the slavery of this world. Rejoice, My little ones, your God is at hand. I approach, children, freedom shall be yours. Rejoice in Me, your God, for I am your Lifeblood. I am He that Breathes Life into you and gives you freedom. Rejoice!
Truth I have given you and Truth you shall receive. Truth is all that you need for My Truth is My Love. Behold, My little ones, your God is Coming!
Your God rejoices in His children, those who have remained true and have followed Me to the end. Rejoice for the reward of True Life and Eternal Life will be yours. Behold, the Son of God Comes to free His enslaved people.
Rejoice, My children, I, the Lord God of Hosts, am Coming.
I am Coming to My people. Rejoice!
Love one another as I have Loved you. Rejoice!
Behold My Love! Behold My Joy! Behold My Peace!
I, the Lord God of Armies, am at hand and I Come to make war on all that is evil. Rejoice!
Behold, My people, you shall know Peace, you shall know Love, you shall know Joy. You shall know all that I have promised for, no longer shall I call you servants but I shall call you friends for you have persisted to the end.
Rejoice, My little ones! Rejoice in Me, your God, your Father! I Love you. Rejoice!
20 December 2012
Come to Me, My beloved children, come to Me and behold My Love. I await your response, My children, to My calls for very few listen to Me in these days.
Behold, My children, I Come, I Come to claim My own and I shall give them rest, they shall know Peace and Joy upon this earth.
You, My Remnant, will enter the ‘Time of My Peace’ upon this earth and you shall know Joy for all Truth and all Knowledge shall be yours and you will teach the young of My Truth; you shall show all by example and you shall know Peace.
For many years this earth shall dwell in the Light of My Love and I shall provide for you, My children, and you shall know Peace. Pray now that you are not lost to Me in these times, that this earth has now entered. Time is about to end and begin again in Truth and in Love.
I Love you, My little children, I Love you. Come, hear My calls, I Love you.
23 December 2012
I have called you out of the darkness and into the Light to show My people of this world that I am Alive but, if you do not answer My call and live My Words, then you remain in the dark. Come, children, listen to My Words, listen to My calls for these calls that you hear will soon come to an end and then the time will be upon you, the time of no return for you will have been given all the chances that you need.
Come, NOW, so that you, too, can help My little ones to see the Truth. Come out of the darkness and into the Light. I Love you.
25 December 2012 Christmas Day
Soon, My son, you shall see the Truth. My Army shall rise and do battle and the darkness will be overcome and all that has been built in self will be thrown down and My Truth shall reign once again. The lies, the deceit that reigns now shall come tumbling to the ground and be smashed and all those who have prospered in their lies, their untruth, shall be dashed down with it for My Army rises and My Truth will be in the heavens.
Generation, your God approaches! You have forgotten Me, you have indulged with the father of lies, you have been caught up in the greed of satan, you have forgotten Me, your God. You mock Me, you make fun of Me, you make fun of those that follow Me. You believe you are right, Oh, generation, how wrong you are! How blind you are! All that you have believed in shall be cast to the ground and, your laughter, children, will change to wailing.
Generation! You have called the wrath of your God upon yourselves, you have slaughtered the innocent with your untruth, your unlove. You have indulged in the false joys, the lies of satan. You have sat at his table and indulged in his false delights. The things that were once sins in your lives now you call truths, you say that I must accept these false truths. You say that I must accept your sin as truth. How blind you are, generation! You have called the wrath of your God! You shall be slain by your own deceit, you shall call your own punishment upon your heads and you shall cry out for Mercy but no Mercy shall be given for none did you give to My children. You shall taste the Justice of your God for you have called it in your deceit.
My Armies rise, the ranks are moving against this earth. Michael has called the Battle Cry and now you must wait.
Repent and return to My Truth and My Forgiveness shall be yours. Ignore these Words and My Justice shall be yours. Do not say, children, that I threaten you for it is you who have lied and polluted My creation with your sin. I say, repent! I, LORD GOD, SABAOTH, am Coming! Repent!
25 December 2012 Christmas Day
Look, My child, the time approaches and this world is in slumber. This world does not read the signs of the times and so they shall be overcome at My approach. They have forgotten Me, they have forgotten My Ways and My Laws and now they must account for their deeds. Too long have I waited, too long have I stood back. Now this world will see My Power!
This world will stand in awe as they see the sign of My Coming. Too late shall it be for those who have resisted My Spirit, My promptings. Too long have I waited and mankind has been overcome through the desires of self. Too long have I waited!
Now, children, look to the heavens and see what I speak of; see My approach is at hand and you have not believed. I am Coming, children, I am Coming to remove all the evil you have given freedom to. You have hidden many things from My people. You know the Truth of My Ways but, now, I Return and no longer shall you hide for that that has been hidden in the dark shall be seen in the Light.
I am near at hand!
Turn away from your darkness, turn away from your treachery and come, follow Me in truth for no longer shall you be able to hide in your lies. I am near. Come back to Me, I Love you.
26 December 2012
Come to Me, My little children, and allow Me to show you the straight Path; allow Me to show you the True Path for, I approach. You ignore My Words, you ignore My Warnings. You sit back in your complacency and read My Words yet, do nothing with them. Do you not realise these are the lifelines that I send out to you, these are the things that I told you within My Scripture. I told you, if time had not been shortened, very few would have survived.
Do you not notice, children, how quickly time passes?
Can you not see the time has been shortened?
Can you not read the signs of your times?
Wake up, children, your God approaches and you are not prepared. The Bridegroom is at the door and you are caught up in the revelry of self.
Turn away from the things of this world, turn away from your evil lives and come, follow Me in truth. For, all is about to change and this world is about to drink the Cup of My Justice that it has filled with its sin.
I created you, children, I created this world, I created all life, you are My creation and I gave you Rules to live by. You have went against all My Rules and you say that I have no right to say that you have done wrong.
I say I have every right for you persecute the righteous, those who wish to live in My Truth, those who wish to inherit the Kingdom of their God. You shall be cast from creation into the fires of hell and this shall be your kingdom for eternity for you have blasphemed against your God and have lost the right to be a part of pure creation.
Wake up, children, now and see the Truth. Turn away from your evil ways and repent and I shall Forgive you. I shall wash your robes clean and you shall be a part of My Kingdom for you are My children. Ignore these Words at your own peril for I approach; the heralds have been sounded and this earth shall know My Truth now. I Love you. Repent!
27 December 2012
Children of love, I call you to look at the Truth and see the signs of your times for soon, now, all will change and this earth shall undergo a great cleansing. My two Prophets shall walk this earth, they shall be given Power over creation and they shall be known as the “Justice of God.”
In their wake, they shall leave great joy to those who believe and great devastation to those who do not. Those that do not listen to My Truth, they shall be judged in Truth and My two shall be given Power to call down fire, pestilence, plague, famine and flood so this earth shall see the Power of their God. Creation, look at what you call upon yourselves!
My two olive trees have been hidden from you. This world neither knows them nor sees them for I, the Lord, have hidden them from this world and I Teach them of My Ways, the Ways of Truth.
Turn away from your evilness, creation, and come follow Me for your judgement is at hand for no longer can I allow you to slaughter the innocent, pervert the just and persecute the faithful. Your days are numbered, creation, the wrath of your God is about to strike this earth. You shall call out in your anguish but there shall be no one to answer your calls for your sin blocks you from the Light of Truth. Repent, I say, repent for your days are numbered. Come back to Me. I Love you.
27 December 2012
Look to My Truth, children, for My two have been given Power over creation so that My Justice will be seen and felt and known to come from your God. Mankind will know and see the Power of his God for My two will be given Power over all nations and no one or nothing will be able to come against them for a time. They shall be known as “My Truth” and they shall be seen as My Truth for all creation shall obey their word for their word shall be My Word: I reside within their hearts. They shall be given Power so that this world knows what it has done and how it has offended its God.
Wake up, My children, and see the Truth. My Scriptures are Truth and they are Life and you have entered the ‘Time of Justice’ and Justice shall be your lot.
I am Coming, children, and the Path shall be made straight before Me. This world shall be prepared for the King of Kings is about to be seen and no man shall escape the Word that comes from His Mouth. Repent, creation, repent for your King approaches. I Love you.
Friday 28 December 2012
Come, all you who are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. I am calling you out of this world, I am calling you out of the unnecessary toils that you have allowed yourself to be caught up in.
Come away, children, away from those that can neither see Me nor hear Me. Leave the things of this world that are not necessary and come, follow Me in truth for I, the Lord, your God, am calling out to you in these Words to show you the error of your ways.
Come, children, follow Me. Follow Me in truth. I Love you.
29 December 2012
Abide in Me, My children, and do not be dismayed by My Words of Warning.
This world must know what it has done; this world must know that it has called the Justice of its God.
This world must be shown how it has sinned against all creation.
This world must be held accountable for its actions.
You break every one of My Commandments, every second of every day. You slaughter your children in the act of abortion. In your blindness, you are sacrificing your own children’s lives to lucifer.
Then, you tell Me that I am an unjust God?
You tell Me all I do is threaten you with punishment?
You tell Me that I do not care?
You tell Me that I allow natural disasters, famines and disease to kill many?
I tell you that I have Warned you over many centuries of what you are doing and the path that you are taking. I have provided enough food for all My people but many of you take more than your share and so, by your sin, many disasters befall this earth.
Look and see - where is My Protection? You must pray to Me in Truth so that I can intervene. If a few pray, then I can lessen a disaster but, if many pray, I could prevent a disaster.
Remember, I have given mankind free will and, if mankind does not ask for help, in truth, then I cannot intervene.
You see, children, you blame your God because you blind yourselves to the Truth and it is yourselves in your greed, that causes the hardship upon this earth.
Take on My Words, live My Commandments and I will relent. The blood of the innocent calls ever louder for Justice as each day goes by and I will answer the calls if you do not listen.
Wake up out of your complacency and see My Truth. Come, follow Me, repent of your sin and this earth shall breathe once again. You have little time left to turn away, children, from the danger that you have placed yourselves in. There are very few left now who will enter the ‘Time of Peace,’ the ‘Time of Joy,’ the ‘Time of Plenty,’ so few acknowledge Me in truth, so few abide in My Ways and so your days are numbered.
Come back to Me, repent and freedom shall be yours. I Love you.
Tuesday 1 January 2013
Do not fight against Me, My children, but fight for Me. You have to realise that you are in a battle when these spirits come against you; it is they that place images and feelings within you, these are the things that you fall to. You have to begin to realise what is happening, the more that you fight, the more you will understand. Allow Me to guide you, allow Me to show you and do not allow self to take away what I am giving to you.
Self is that part of man that was gained by the sin of Adam, it is rebellion and must be fought against. When I created mankind, I created him as a pure spirit who knew only love and desired only love and so he was innocent of sin. But, when he ate of the tree of knowledge, in his disobedience, he took on rebellion and so could no longer live in Paradise for he would have destroyed it. This is when I created the earth for man to live upon. This earth was but a garden with many wild creatures for man’s enjoyment but rebellion turned them into savage beasts and so I was forced to destroy this earth.
Rebellion is sin, it is disobedience, a wanting to turn away. Understand, My children, this is what you are fighting against; this is what self is: a wanting to go away from My Ways and wanting to follow the desires of the flesh. So, you must understand, My little children, in order to fight this world, you must fight self. I Love you, My children, I Love you.
Friday 4 January 2013
Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavily burdened and I will give you rest.
Come, seek Me while there is still time.
Come show yourselves to Me in the Light of My Love and I will give you rest from this world.
I will show you how unnecessary the things of this life truly are.
I will show you that you do not need to follow the ways of this world to live in this world.
I will Teach you not to be of this world but of the World of Truth which is your Heavenly Home.
I will Teach you to live in the world but not be of the world.
You burden yourselves with so much that is not necessary. Life begins when you leave this earth and enter the Kingdom of Our Father.
See the Truth, children, and understand that this earth is only a place of preparation, a place of decision making. It is My Gift to mankind to decide in free will where he wishes to live for all eternity.
Come away from the things of this world for they are drawing many, many souls into the fires of hell.
Come to Me, Oh beloved of My Heart, and I will sing a Sweet Song to your soul, I will sing of My Love and I shall give you rest and you shall know your God.
I Love you, My children, I Love you and I call out in these Words for your return. I Love you.
Saturday 5 January 2013
Believe, My children, believe in Me, your God, for I am about to show this world that I do exist. I am about to rock this world to its very foundations. You, My children, in your modern day thinking have allowed lucifer, through science and technology, to take your belief in Me away.
This, I have allowed for he asked Me for the time to sift you like wheat and you have been found wanting. You have listened to his lies, you have listened to his deceit and now, in your modern thinking, you believe that I, your God, must accept sin as truth.
I am Truth and no sin may enter My Presence and so sin cannot be a part of My Kingdom. If you believe that sin must be accepted then your kingdom will be the eternal fires of hell. I tell you Truth, children, I do not lie, I do not hide My Truth from you; the choice is yours, repent of your sin and be a part of My Kingdom or remain in sin and be cast into the eternal fires of hell.
The choice is yours, children, and you have very little time remaining to make your decision. Turn away from sin, repent and come follow Me in truth. The Day of the Lord is at hand and this world will stand in shocked silence as it realises the Truth.
Prepare yourselves, children, for I approach and New Life will be given to this earth: all that has stood in power will crumble and turn to dust and this world will return once again to Me, their God.
Prepare, prepare, prepare for I approach. I Love you.
Monday 7 January 2013
Come, My children, listen to these Words of great importance. Open your hearts and allow them to penetrate deeply so that you will know My Will. Do not hide from Me any longer but pay attention for soon, now, all will change and the world that you have known will be no more. Yes, there will be hard times but those that hold on to the end will experience great Joy.
Trust in Me, begin to see the Truth of My Ways; begin to see that your lives upon this earth are not important, it is only important that you gain Eternal Life by the way that you live your life upon this earth. Anyone who loses his life for My Sake will gain Eternal Life.
Remember, I live within all peoples and, if you give a cup of cold water to the least upon this earth, you give it to Me. See the importance of My Truth; see that you live your lives in truth so that you, too, will have Eternal Life in the Kingdom of your Father.
I Love you, My children, I Love you and I am calling out to you in these Words to come, follow Me in truth. Cast off the ways of this world and see its treachery, see how it deceives you into believing that your life upon this earth is all that is important. It is not, children, for your life upon this earth is but a heartbeat in time. The important life is when you die upon this earth you are born into Eternal Life or eternal damnation; it is your choice, children.
You must decide where you wish to spend eternity by the way that you live your lives. I will not force you to come to My Kingdom, the decision must be yours.
If you wish to join Me in the Kingdom of Our Father then you must prove it by the way that you live your life upon this earth.
You must prove it by the way that you deny self: by the way that you cast off sin: by the way that you love your neighbour. These are the ways to love Me, My children. I Love you.
Monday 7 January 2013
Once again, I call out to you, My children, I ask you for your love, I ask that you come to Me often in prayer and sacrifice. Show Me that you believe, show Me that you love your brothers and sisters by your little offerings to Me. These I can use for their good so that they, too, may come to know Me through your love.
Come, My little children, listen to My calls. Do not desert Me in my time of need, do not desert your brothers and sisters in their time of need.
I rely upon you, My children, I rely upon your love for your brothers and sisters and Me, your God.
Come listen to My calls for I breathe New Life into this world through these Words of Hope, these Words of Love.
Come, My beloved children, I, your God, am calling to you, ever calling to you. Soon you shall see the Truth, soon you shall know that I am the Truth, that I exist within your lives.
Be with Me, be with Me in this! Be with Me in My Love! My beloved, I await your response to My calls. I, your Jesus, Love you.
Friday 11 January 2013
Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavily burdened and I will give you rest. I will give you the rest of My Heart, the rest that surpasses all understanding.
Trust and believe in Me, My little ones, for I, the Lord, your God, am Coming. I am Coming to free you from the captivity that you are now held in. Believe, My children, your freedom is at hand. I Love you.
Saturday 12 January 2013
Come to Me, all you who are heavily burdened and I will give you rest. I will give you the rest that you seek, children, the rest that surpasses the understanding of this world.
Come, follow Me, My children, for I am the Truth. I am He that offers you Eternal Life, Eternal Peace, Eternal Joy and Eternal Happiness. I am your God, I am not a deceiver, I am your Father.
Come, My beloved children, allow Me to guide you, allow Me to show you the true Path, the Path of Love that will give you Peace; a Peace that this world can neither offer nor understand. I am calling to you in these Words as you read them this day. I Love you.
Sunday 13 January 2013
Come, children of Mine, and listen for Truth is what I give you.
This world has entered a time that it cannot return from for mankind has walked away from his God in favour of the lies of lucifer and now mankind has become so blind that he cannot return. I call upon you, My Remnant, to stand strong in these oncoming times; these will be hard times but trust in Me, your God, trust in My Love for you and I will carry you through the oncoming torrent.
I Love you, My children, and I give you a Warning to what is about to happen. This world is falling headlong into its own destruction. Mankind has listened to the lies of lucifer and so has given him the strength to destroy what I have created. For a time he will be given freedom and, in his blindness, he shall be slain and cast into the pit for what he has done.
I am Coming, children, I am Coming to cleanse this earth. My Armies march, the Banners have been raised, the War Cry sounded. I am Coming. I Love you.
Saturday 19 January 2013
Day of Love
My children, I welcome you to My Heart. I need you to think and realise how important that welcome is. I need you to begin to trust in Me for all things. Do not be like the foolish virgins who did not bring enough oil for their lamps. Do not be found wanting when the Day comes. I need you to allow Me to change your lives radically from this Day on. I need you to be spiritual people and not physical people.
You worry about your lives; you worry about so many things. This, My children, shows a great lack of trust in Me and a great lack of love in Me.
I call you, My people, to a deeper understanding of the Words I speak. It is NOT about KNOWING My Words; it is about DOING My Words. It is NOT about UNDERSTANDING and knowing dates and times, it is about DOING what I am asking.
I can say to you, ‘I send you out...’ Your understanding of this is that you know that you must go out and this is right. But, what I wish you to see, is that you must DO it and, that, in a radical way. I do not ask you to do anything different from what I asked of My Disciples.
1 And after these things the Lord appointed also other seventy-two and He sent them two and two before His face into every city and place whither He Himself was to come.
2 And He said to them: The Harvest indeed is great but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the Harvest, that He send labourers into His Harvest.
3 Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes and salute no man by the way.
5 Into whatsoever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house.
6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him but if not, it shall return to you.
7 And in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as they have for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from house to house.
8 And into what city soever you enter and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.
9 And heal the sick that are therein and say to them: The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10 But into whatsoever city you enter and they receive you not, going forth into the streets thereof, say:
11 Even the very dust of your city that cleaveth to us, we wipe off against you. Yet know this, that the kingdom of God is at hand.
12 I say to you, it shall be more tolerable at that day for Sodom, than for that city. Luke 10:1-12, Douay-Rheims
This is what I Command of you this Day. This is what I ask of you in preparation for the Days to come. You cannot sit back, you cannot live with one foot in the world.
I have called you here, My people, to tell you these Words. Though few in number, I call you to great things.
Dear friends of Jesus and Mary,
We sincerely thank everyone for your continued response to this appeal and indeed all our previous appeals. Your support and love, both spiritually and financially, are very much appreciated. May God Bless each and everyone of you.
With the money received from the appeal, the bills remaining outstanding are now at £10,500. Unfortunately, as we continue to try to chip away at the bills, we have the problem of the ongoing receipt of large weekly bills, thus making it very difficult to keep the debts down. If you are in a position to help financially, we once again ask for your help. Do not worry if you are not in a position to help financially but please continue to pray that the Plans of Jesus may be fulfilled. We remember you all faithfully in our prayers. God Bless and thank you in Jesus’ Name.
The two Patricks
The prophecies of Saint Nilus that you are about to read are so incredibly accurate that you would think the Saint had written them yesterday but this Saint wrote these prophecies in the fifth century. There was no way he could have known about the way we live today. He describes things like; how we dress in these days, you can’t tell a man from a woman, flying in aeroplanes and diving to the bottom of the sea. More amazingly, he even talks about ‘holy refuges,’ could these be the Houses of Prayer? Isn’t God so amazing that He gives knowledge to people about things they have never seen or will ever see in their lifetime! This, I believe, is to confound the learned and wise and to give Glory to God.
21 In that same hour, He rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and said: I confess to Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in Thy sight. Luke 10:21, Douay-Rheims
The Prophecy Of Saint Nilus About Our Days
Part of the Church
Realizing that Saint Nilus is scarcely known to a large part of the Church, a brief sketch of his life, taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1911 copyright edition), is related below:
Saint Nilus and his son
Saint Nilus was one of the many disciples and fervent defenders of Saint John Chrysostom. He was an officer at the Court of Constantinople, married, with two sons. While Saint John Chrysostom was patriarch, before his exile (398-403), he directed Nilus in the study of Scripture and in works of piety. Saint Nilus left his wife and one son and took the other, Theodulos, with him to Mount Sinai to be a monk. The Bishop of Eleusa ordained both Saint Nilus and his son to the priesthood. The mother and other son also embraced the religious life in Egypt.
Writings and correspondence
From his monastery at Sinai, Saint Nilus was a well-known person throughout the Eastern Church. Through his writings and correspondence, he played an important part in the history of his time. He was known as a theologian, Biblical scholar and ascetic writer, so people of all kinds, from the Emperor down, wrote to consult him.
Denunciations of heresy
His numerous works, including a multitude of letters, consist of denunciations of heresy, paganism, abuses of discipline and crimes. He also wrote about rules and principles of asceticism, especially maxims on the religious life. He warns people in high places, Abbots and Bishops, Governors and Princes, even the Emperor himself, without fear. He kept up a correspondence with Gaina, a leader of the goths, endeavouring to convert him from arianism. He denounced vigorously the persecution of Saint John Chrysostom both to the Emperor, Arcadius, and to his courtiers.
His Feast is November 12
Saint Nilus must be counted as one of the leading ascetic writers of the fifth century. His Feast is kept on 12 November in the Byzantine Calendar; he is commemorated also in the Roman Martyrology on the same date. Saint Nilus probably died around the year 430, as there is no evidence of his life after that.
The Prophecy of
After the year 1900, towards the middle of the twentieth century, the people of that time will become unrecognizable. When the time for the advent of the antichrist approaches, people’s minds will grow cloudy from carnal passions and dishonour and lawlessness will grow stronger. Then the world will become unrecognizable.
Impossible to distinguish
People’s appearances will change and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to their shamelessness in dress and style of hair. These people will be cruel and will be like wild animals because of the temptations of the antichrist. There will be no respect for parents and elders, love will disappear and Christian pastors, bishops and priests will become vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right-hand way from the left.
At that time, the morals and traditions of Christians and of the Church will change. People will abandon modesty and dissipation will reign. Falsehood and greed will attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society.
At that future time, due to the power of such great crimes and licentiousness, people will be deprived of the Grace of the Holy Spirit, which they received in Holy Baptism and, equally, of remorse.
Woe to the Christians
The Churches of God will be deprived of God-fearing and pious pastors and woe to the Christians remaining in the world at that time; they will completely lose their faith because they will lack the opportunity of seeing the light of knowledge from anyone at all. Then they will separate themselves out of the world in holy refuges in search of lightening their spiritual sufferings but everywhere they will meet obstacles and constraints. And all this will result from the fact that the antichrist wants to be lord over everything and become the ruler of the whole universe and he will produce miracles and fantastic signs.
Telephones, aeroplanes, submarines
he will also give depraved wisdom to an unhappy man so that he will discover a way by which one man can carry on a conversation with another from one end of the earth to the other. At that time men will also fly through the air like birds and descend to the bottom of the sea like fish. And when they have achieved all this, these unhappy people will spend their lives in comfort without knowing, poor souls, that it is deceit of the antichrist. And, the impious one! – he will so complete science with vanity that it will go off the right path and lead people to lose faith in the existence of God in three hypostases (the Trinity).
The coming chastisement
Then the All-good God will see the downfall of the human race and will shorten the days for the sake of those few who are being saved because the enemy wants to lead even the chosen into temptation, if that is possible... then the sword of chastisement will suddenly appear and kill the perverter and his servants.
This is no time to hide Jesus!
No longer perturbed
The Crucifix has always been a strong, powerful symbol and icon which Blessed us and protected us from evil. For decades, films have depicted Dracula, vampires, witches, demons and ghosts fearing and even fleeing from the sight of the Crucifix.
However, nowadays, we have numerous, popular vampire films and TV series but these fictitious vampires are no longer perturbed by a mere Crucifix it seems.
Again, this is lucifer controlling us through the media. For many years he has brainwashed us into believing he doesn’t exist and now tries to diminish the Power of God.
“…lucifer and his henchmen control the greatest majority of all that happens upon this earth. he begins to act openly, advertising sin to all upon the evil box, that you call television. It is a false prophet, children, it prophesies to you every day and you believe its lies…” Tuesday 22 October 2002
Modern film and TV series now portray vampires - and that which was formerly evil - as good and ‘normal’. The Twilight saga being a prime example.
It scared me
Recently, I read this Message given on the Day of Love two years ago and I really feel I seen it in a new, deeper light. It scared me.
“My children, I Love you. I need you to be vigilant; this world you live in is a very dark place at this time. I want all of you with Me. The darkness has spread across that made up country of Europe and I have placed stepping stones there, little stepping stones of My Light that will light the way for many.
In Europe, it is I who am the enemy, the One who is the criminal and the One who is hunted down; it is I they wish to kill for it is I who speak the Truth to counteract their lies. My Church in Europe is all but black and much more will emerge from it as they try to undermine My Presence within it.
Look at My Houses, My Lights, My Places of Refuge, they wait for you, My Little Army of Love, to go to them to spread My Love. The more that is spread, the more My Light will shine and the less damage they can do to your faith, your souls.
My children, I Warn you, you do not deal with the human but you deal with the spiritual, you deal with the spirits that have already been allowed to take over. Your referendums mean nothing, children, your votes mean nothing, they are just a show, an act to make you think that you still have control; My Ireland once bloomed like a beautiful rose in My Hands but she decided to turn her back on Me, now she withers in the hands of lucifer to whom she has sold herself for a few coins.
You deal with a dark enemy, children, stay with Me for the world calls you very loudly to abandon Me. I call you to come to Me and do what I need you to do to save Europe. I have moved My Army of Light into the centre of enemy territory and through this I will prevent many things. Already, they control your lives. Stay with Me. I Love you.” Saturday 15 January 2011
More visible and daring
Every day that ‘dark enemy’ seems to be more visible and daring – not just in Ireland and Europe but the whole world and throughout the Church. Jesus is being kicked out and rejected everywhere we turn.
Since 2005, cases have hit the news of individuals being forced into taking off their Crucifix in order not to offend others. The Crucifix has been in the courts on occasions in different countries, on either side of the Atlantic, by people wanting rid of it. So much so, we Christians, followers of Jesus, are now beginning to question ourselves: Should I put my Cross on or not? Should I hide it?
The Power of the Crucifix
But, Jesus has recently answered these little queries beginning to crop up, by reminding us of the Power of the Crucifix:
“…You who have eyes to see, lift the Banner of My Love and wear it around your neck proudly revealing it to this world and, show this world that you are a follower of Mine. This is the mark of My Love. Place the emblem of My Love upon yourselves and upon your children for it calls My Protection. (A small Crucifix)
Those that wear the emblem of My Love in truth, My Justice shall not strike them down…” Tuesday 20 November 2012
Like I said, evil seems to be more apparent every day in society. It seems to be cool now to be a homosexual and a witch in these modern times. The latest trend to hit the news is ‘ghost sex,’ which the wild and wacky singer ‘Ke$ha’ has told the media she does!
This is a popular ritual with satanists – having a demon for a lover, an incubus (a demon in male form who lies upon sleepers, especially women, in order to have sex with them) or succubi (succubi may take the form of a beautiful young girl but on closer inspection may reveal deformities such as having bird-like claws or serpentine tails).
Down through history, incubi, succubi, vampires and other evils were warded off by the Crucifix and it was through exorcism that these were cast back to hell. Now, with Jesus being deemed as non-existent or having no power and the priests telling us how good we are and no one speaking about sin – what are the young people left with to protect them? They no longer fear demons but now have sex with them! They no longer know or believe in the True Jesus, who He really is, so how can they call on His Power to protect them?
While these spirits are becoming more and more cheeky, Christians are being made to feel more and more ashamed of who we are and we are being forbidden by man-made laws, inspired by lucifer, to hide away our belief in Jesus.
Look at the Truth
In the 1980s and 1990s it was relatively ‘cool’ to be a Christian. This was the peak of so many Messengers, Seers and Visionaries springing up all over the world. Perpetual Adoration in chapels, Prayer Meetings, Groups, ministries and Houses of Prayer formed and made up for the lessening of prayer due to diminishing vocations to convents, monasteries and the priesthood which began a downward slide to closure for many.
Very few of those stalwart Christians are with us today, some have died, some no longer believe or live a life of a believer and the few that have survived in faith until now act like cowards.
We need to remember that, since Mother Teresa died, the light in the world has lessened. The light diminished further when Sister Lucia of Fatima died. It has all but extinguished since the death of Pope John Paul II.
This world is getting darker by the hour. Jesus is hated by the world. So what if we get a little hint of a funny look because we wear a Crucifx! Look at what Jesus has to Suffer day in and day out! Souls are falling into hell like snowflakes because we are hiding our light.
Young people today are being led by satan, not Jesus. We need to pray, sacrifice and shine our light in order to help them.
Disciplined for wearing crosses
In the last few years it seems that quite a few cases have been brought to the courts regarding religious symbols and traditions. We have watched as two women have taken their cases to the Court of Human Rights as they were disciplined for wearing crosses at work. Both women, one of whom works for British Airways and the other is a nurse, feel that their religious freedom has been violated because members of other faiths have been allowed to wear symbols of their religion at work. This case is ongoing but the latest updates in the press have said that the Government ministers will argue that because it is not a “requirement” of the Christian faith, employers can ban the wearing of the cross and sack workers who insist on doing so.
(At the time of publication, these cases have been heard and the outcome was that the British Airways employee was allowed to continue to wear her cross but the nurse, due to health and safety, was not allowed.)
In Italy, a motion was brought to the European courts in 2009 to have Crucifixes banned from classrooms because one parent, Mrs Lautsi, a Finnish national, said that she felt having a Crucifix in the classroom where her children aged 11 and 13, were taught was a ‘violation of their freedom’ and of ‘right to freedom of religion.’ Mrs Lautsi won her case and Crucifixes were banned in classrooms. However, the Italian government later appealed the decision and it was overturned and the Crucifixes were reinstated in all classrooms!!!
Religious symbols in schools
The French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools bans wearing conspicuous religious symbols in French public (i.e. government-operated) primary and secondary schools. The law is an amendment to the French Code of Education that expands principles founded in existing French law, especially the constitutional requirement of laïcité: the separation of state and religious activities.
The bill passed France’s national legislature and was signed into law by President Jacques Chirac on 15 March 2004 and came into effect on 2 September 2004, at the beginning of the new school year.
These are only a few examples of things that have happened in recent times that are discriminatory towards the Christian faith as a whole and other faiths such as Muslims and Sikhs.
The Christian faith in our society is being slowly eroded by those who sit in power over us in our government. Our symbols and traditions are not allowed to be displayed for fear of ‘offending’ someone. When it has come to the attention of the courts, the Christians almost always lose. So, in other words, we have to put up and shut up!! Well guess what?? Jesus is not ok with being silenced!! He has asked us to wear His ‘emblem’ (the Cross) and put it on our children as well.
What Jesus said
This is what Jesus said about this on 20 November 2012:
‘...You who have eyes to see, lift the Banner of My Love and wear it around your neck proudly revealing it to this world and, show this world that you are a follower of Mine. This is the mark of My Love. Place the emblem of My Love upon yourselves and upon your children for it calls My Protection. (A small Crucifix)
Those that wear the emblem of My Love in truth, My Justice shall not strike them down...’
We are in His Army and we need to stand up and be counted and raise His Banner of Love to show the world that we are here and we aren’t backing down!!!
Children of this world, I call you to be watchful and save yourselves from the false promises of the evil one. I tell you this so that you can know what is coming. Many things are about to happen in what is now called Europe. The influence of the evil one in this new country is greater than you could ever know. Things that will come will seem insignificant to begin with but, as with the Jews not so long ago, the true horrors will soon emerge. Remember, what you elect now will have serious consequences although it will seem tame at the time.
Remember, too, that what is written on paper can be changed so what you think you vote for may not necessarily turn out to be. It will seem good but it will turn out the opposite.
Soon, a court will decide how and when you will worship Me; soon you will be laughed at and tortured because you follow Me. In fact they will take you to court for loving Me. A judge will preside and decide what prayers will be said in My Churches and My priests will have to follow these rules.
Prayers, My children, will become empty words that mean nothing and My people will meet in underground places to worship Me. There will be two churches: one that is open and prays to itself and the other that is My True Church that worships Me in secret...
...I have asked the world to reacquaint itself with the Messages of Garabandal, La Salette and I include Mount Melleray (Ireland) so that it could see the Truth of these Words and how they are being fulfilled before its eyes. Doubt not these Words, children, for you risk your soul if you do.
Read My Word Matthew 24 and find its meaning through these Words.
I Love you, children, be Warned. Friday 2 July 2004, For the World
Words of Jesus
Do we take the Words of Jesus for granted? Do we ever really hear what Jesus is saying to us?
Jesus has, again, spoken many Words to us this month. Words that He has pulled from deep within His own Heart to give us a part of Himself, the Living Word. If we take on these Words then we make Him Live. If we put them on a shelf to gather dust or don’t really see what they are asking us to do, then we are killing a part of Jesus.
You must fight self
Out of all the Messages this month, there is one particular line that really stands out to me. “…Rebellion is sin, it is disobedience, a wanting to turn away. Understand, My children, this is what you are fighting against; this is what self is: a wanting to go away from My Ways and wanting to follow the desires of the flesh. So, you must understand, My little children, in order to fight this world, you must fight self…” Tuesday 1 January 2013
Rebellion against God
When I look around this world, all I see is rebellion against God and His Ways. Many times I think that this world is a horrible place to live in. It used to be that when your daughters would go out for the night, you would be worried until they came home in case they got attacked or raped. Now you worry when your sons go out for the night, in case they come back in a box after a fight that gets out of hand. There is no Love.
So much wrong
On a wider scale, our televisions project scenes of starving children, men and women; in a world of plenty, nobody should starve. Gunmen go into classrooms and shoot dead innocent children for no reason. There are wars and rumours of wars. The most despised people in society are Christians trying to follow Jesus. We are seen as bigoted, homophobic, judgemental etc. There is so much wrong in our world today, it is steeped in sin and is far removed from what God created, a world of beauty and love.
This is the result of mans rebellion against God; mans self allowed to come to the fore and go unchecked.
When Jesus said, “…in order to fight this world, you must fight self…” I thought of all the Messages He has given over these past two years about “the Anchor.”
There is little point in saying how bad the world is if I am not willing to do anything about it. For a long time I thought I was powerless to change the things in this world. I’m just a common citizen living my life and trying to bring up my children the best I can. How blind I was! How little I understood!
A BIG difference
This is the beauty of the spiritual world, that we can make a BIG difference. The Anchor Messages teach us how to fight the self within. In a sense, it is such an easy Path, all it takes is our willingness and determination to follow it.
Draw on Jesus
First, we choose something to die to. We use all our strength to battle this thing, whatever it is. In our times of temptation, we draw on Jesus within our hearts for Strength. As we battle against it and overcome each temptation, then we become spiritually stronger and are ready to tackle the next thing we are going to give up. As we journey on, we continue adding fuel to the fire. We begin to die to our sins. We could add our judgement, or greed, or whatever it is that we most need to die to within ourselves. By adding these things to our fires, we are taking sin out of the world. Our darkness is becoming light and our light can shine on the darkness around us. The more we die to, the more we will see, the more the scales will fall from our eyes. And the more we empty ourselves of these things, the more Jesus can use us to further His Plans into this world.
A powerful force
I don’t think that any of us actually realise the importance of the Anchor Messages and what, if lived, they could do in this world. Remember, in order to fight this world, we must fight self. The Words Jesus gives are a powerful force. How is it that us mere humans can render them useless by not living them?
Jesus has also spoken this month quite a lot about His Coming. Instead of saying ‘I am Coming,’ He uses the Words, ‘I approach’ and He says this many times. The word approach means that He is nearly here.
The times to come
My friends and I have talked many times about ‘the times to come’ and what to expect. Our meanderings have included circumstances such as if the ‘chip’ comes and no one can buy or sell anything unless they receive this mark of the beast, our children will be starving and we will be starving. Would we have the strength to still refuse the chip even though our children may be dying? How long would our endurance last? When the time comes that Jesus has spoken of, when the veil is split between our world and the spirit world and the spiritual will be seen as well as the physical, will we be able to withstand all that the spirits will throw at us, whether it is physical or whether it is every temptation under the sun?
Five foolish virgins
I can’t help but think of the five foolish virgins who didn’t bring oil for their lamps. I see the oil now as my living out of the Anchor Messages. If I DO these Messages now, then that is like me having enough oil for my lamp.
Not even the elect
At the end of the day, none of us really know what is coming. All I know is that what is coming is going to test all of us to the limits. As Jesus said on Wednesday 16 October 2002, “…There are times coming, children, that you could not realise in your wildest imagination for you do not understand the spiritual...”
Remember also what Jesus said in Scripture, that if time had not been shortened not even the elect would have survived.
Will we simply let them die
Jesus has given us all the answers we need. He has told us what to do through many Messages throughout this world but even if He never gave us any Messages, all the answers are in the Holy Scriptures. I am led back now to my original questions.
Do we take the Words of Jesus for granted? Do we ever really hear what Jesus is saying to us?
Will self allow us to take on these precious Words of Jesus or will we simply let them die?
THANK YOU, JESUS,
FOR LOVING US
Thank You, Jesus!
I want to write about how wonderfully Blessed we are in our marriage and in the beautiful family God has bestowed on us. I want to celebrate married life and praise Jesus in His creation of this most holy Institution and Sacrament. Our wedding was a Threesome. We are privileged in each day we have together and with Jesus but, too often, we don’t state this or even realise it.
Our love for Jesus
We met each other in 1986 and it was love, or at least a very strong and deep attraction, at first sight! It does happen. People may not believe this but we have NEVER had a fight since that first day, even until now, such is our compatibility and the gentleness of our love for Jesus for each other and for our children! Once, before we got married, I remember us raising our voices at each other and immediately regretting it and seeking forgiveness. That never happened again!
When we disagree openly about something now, a disagreement which is always gentle and short-lived and never about anything fundamental, our children think we are fighting! Thankfully, they too live a very peaceful existence, even though they probably don’t yet realise this.
I don’t know why Jesus has Blessed us with such a blissful relationship but I AM eternally grateful and I think sometimes no matter what happens, if suddenly it has to stop or we are separated through death, I will remind myself of all these glorious moments, months and years of fulfilment together as soul mates.
Mass and the Rosary
What are the secrets of such a successful companionship? It may be that we have similar interests, both spiritually, socially, intellectually and in terms of our pastimes. We came from similar, relatively poor backgrounds that cherished faith, Mass and the Rosary. We knew a simple existence and held traditional values. While both of us were ambitious and sought challenging careers we always knew that these were only a means and not something to be worshipped. We knew how to accommodate each other and not be self-seeking.
Most importantly, we sought and welcomed with praise and thanksgiving the beautiful family God gave us. Each of us took time off from our work to nurture and raise our children but mostly we accepted the wisdom of Gods Plan and maintained our traditional roles.
Quickly get swept away
At every wedding ceremony we are reminded of Saint Paul’s description of Love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) and we try to see how that fits into what we do and how we live practically on an everyday basis. It is because couples don’t follow this, the Biblical description and guidance of Love, that there are so many broken marriages and divorces. People have gone away OTT (over the top) in their belief of their own self-importance and are like spoilt children always wanting their own way. Life can deal very hard blows, especially financial ones and, unless we know what is important, we can very quickly get swept away from each other and from these beautiful Words of Love (Charity).
1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries and all knowledge and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor and if I should deliver my body to be burned and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up;
5 Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth with the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child.
12 We see now through a glass in a dark manner but then face to face. Now I know in part but then I shall know even as I am known.
13 And now there remain faith, hope and charity, these three but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Follow His Path
We continue to hold Mass and the Blessed Sacrament as sacrosanct and try to set aside time for daily regular worship at home. Sometimes this is challenging as everyone has a busy evening timetable but it can be done if people pull together. I think however, that this is mostly possible through the Grace of God – a Grace which He chooses to pour out on us the more we follow His Path and try to do His Holy Will.
It is important then to not succumb to the me, myself and I gospel that governments, judicial systems, the media and the devil are forcing on society. The individual is constantly portrayed as being nothing short of a god; a la ‘Because we’re worth it’ mantra.
We celebrate life
No! It is good to remind ourselves that we are sinners and the wages of our sin is death of the soul and eternal suffering. We are by no means morbid or sad, as a family, nor do we dwell on our sinfulness, we celebrate life and try to enjoy all the gifts and talents Jesus has given us both in the now and for the future.
Use our talents
as Jesus has asked
We try to remind ourselves however that we know very little and have been given a great deal. We must learn to be humble and use our talents as Jesus has asked and by following His Ways of sacrifice, prayer and dying to self that we may become His Hands, His Feet and His Lips and bring others to the knowledge and Love that we experience. It is not us but rather His Spirit in us that Works. Our material and temporal possessions are not ours but, as the Blessed Virgin Mary reminds us, things that the Father and the Son have granted that we may bring others to follow Him, the Holy Trinity. Our body is not even ours, in spite of all that the modern pop culture would have us believe, it has been bought and paid for, dearly, by Jesus through His Crucifixion.
These are the things about which we now talk to our children as we learn together from Jesus’ Messages of Love and from studying His Holy Scriptures. In our family life we seek to prepare for the days that are coming – to prepare spiritually, first and foremost for Jesus’ Second Coming and practically for the hardships we may have to endure.
We trust that God, in His eternal Wisdom and Love, will continue to guide us and give us the strength and the wherewithal to survive whatever the evil world throws at us, if we can stay the course and follow the Path.
I DO know how extremely lucky I am to be blessed in such multifarious ways and that the overwhelming majority of the world’s inhabitants know no such joy and so I want to shout out loud and from the rooftops: a great big THANK YOU, JESUS, for Loving us and may we be worthy of that overwhelming Love and repay You in some small way with our own little love.
A servant of the House.
...Your Marriages should be kept strong, holy and loving, when you are not doing My Work. On this earth, a Marriage should be the sanctity of Love - little pockets of Love that reflects a strong giving of each other, to each other and to the Father in Heaven. Seek the Wisdom in these Words for they will help you to grow towards Me and towards each other. My Light should shine through your Sacraments to your children and so to the world in future generations. Strive to enter the narrow gate, so that I can use your striving and put it to good use in the Salvation of this world for I can use it to save souls... Friday 31 December 1993
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Sacred Heart House Events Celebrated
Feast of Saint Cecilia Thursday 22 November
Saint Cecilia is the Patron Saint of musicians and we celebrated her Feast Day on 22 November. SonLight led us in music and praise as we prayed together. One of the servants shared that when Saint Cecilia got married as the musicians played she sang in her heart to Jesus. We can all do this for Jesus any time we sing hymns, let them come not just from our lips but from our hearts. As the Psalm says: ‘when I sing to You my lips shall rejoice.’ Saint Cecilia’s life story inspires us to give all to Jesus and stand up for our faith as she did.
Christ the King Sunday 25 November
This great Feast marks the end of the Church year and signals that Advent is just around the corner. We had prayer and praising in the Prayer Room at 3pm. In the evening there was Benediction and Evening Prayer in our local parish Church and SonLight had been asked to lead the singing there which included the old Latin hymns, Tantum Ergo and O Salutaris.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Walk Against Abortion Saturday 8 December
We had a Day of Prayer and a Walk Against Abortion in honour of this Day. The subject of abortion has been in the media so much recently and it was good to have our silent protest against this evil. As we gathered in the Prayer Room after the Walk and sang to Jesus and Our Lady, it felt as if all of Heaven was there singing with us, consoling Our Lord in His Pain for this sin. We also baptised the unborn and lit candles for them, reminding us to call on them and their intercession as we continue to fight against abortion.
Saint John of the Cross Friday 14 December
We had a beautiful day of reflection and prayer. Saint John of the Cross was a great contemplative and a servant spoke of his writings on ‘the dark night of the soul’ and of his earlier life as well as the things in his life that brought him to Jesus. Thank You, Jesus, for this Day of Prayer.
Birthday Party for Jesus Tuesday 25 December
On Christmas evening we came together to celebrate Jesus’ Birthday. There was a great sense of rejoicing and joy as we sang our praises to Jesus. It was great to see children there with their parents and they all helped with the drawing of the winning tickets in our annual fundraising draw.
New Year’s Eve Vigil
We celebrated New Years Eve with Jesus, taking these few hours from our earthly lives to give over to Jesus. They were very precious moments spent with him and we felt privileged to be there. Thank You, Jesus for your Presence with us.
Days of Love Saturday 19 and
Sunday 20 January 2013
The Weekend of Prayer started off with a concert on the Friday night by our own music ministry, SonLight. They began doing this about three years ago and it has become very popular with the visitors who come for the weekend.
On Saturday we had a lot of prayer and meditations throughout the day that included the Rosary, Scripture, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of Love, testimonies from various people and much praise and songs.
The two Patricks gave a talk that night and also the next Day. These talks were fantastic and were enjoyed by all. The visitors who came were able to ask them many questions and there was a joyful atmosphere.
We truly enjoyed the day.
On Sunday the prayers continued in the same vein as on Saturday. The atmosphere was fantastic when SonLight played and sang praise songs. The crowd danced, clapped, sang and praised Jesus with all their might. We definitely felt the Holy Spirit in the Room. It was an amazing afternoon and Jesus took over and the schedule went out the window. He Blessed us all in healing and sent an Angel with a basket to gather all our hurts, fears and worries.
If only we could bottle that atmosphere!
Events to Come
(All Days of Prayer begin at 12pm unless otherwise stated)
Eve of Saint Brigid
Thursday 31 January 2013
We will be making Saint Brigid Crosses out of rushes in the evening time.
Our Lady of Lourdes (Foundation Day)
11 February 2013
Feast of Saint Claude
de la Colombiere
Friday 15 February 2013
The House will be closed for a private retreat
Sunday 10 March 2013
Feast of Saint Patrick
Sunday 17 March 2013
Feast of Saint Joseph
Tuesday 19 March 2013
From Thursday 28 March to Sunday 31 March 2013
The Easter Retreat begins with a vigil on Holy Thursday Night at 10pm
Walk Against Abortion
Saturday 6 April 2013
Divine Mercy Sunday Sunday 7 April
Feast of the Annunciation
Monday 8 April 2013
International Twenty Four Hour Day of Prayer and Fasting Against Abortion
Prayers and Fasting begin at
12 midnight and continue to 12 midnight
Life in the Spirit Seminars
commence during the Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 24 April 2013
First Friday Vigils
from 10pm - 2am
Friday 1 March 2013 and
Friday 5 April 2013
Recently I was reading some news articles and looked down to see what people’s comments were on the story. I noticed that the majority of comments were full of hate, some rude and others just nasty.
Reading those comments made me feel very hurt for those who were in the article and I thought if that article was about me and I was reading those comments, it could really make me depressed.
Struggling, Bullying, Suicide and Self Harm
Then the other day I noticed a YouTube clip about a young girl, Amanda Todd, who had committed suicide following a spate of cyberbullying. I watched the nine minute YouTube video entitled My Story: Struggling, Bullying, Suicide and Self Harm, posted on September 7, 2012, which showed her using a series of flash cards to tell of her experiences being bullied. The video post went viral, receiving over 1,600,000 views by 13 October 2012, with online newspapers around the world linking to it.
During the video, Todd says when she was in Grade seven she used video chat to meet new people over the internet and she received compliments on her looks. A stranger convinced Todd to bare her breasts on camera. The individual later blackmailed her with threats to expose the topless photo to her friends unless she gave a “show.”
Could not leave the house
Todd says that during the next Christmas break, police informed her that the photo was circulating the internet. The news caused Todd to experience anxiety, major depression and panic disorder. Her family moved to a new home but she began taking drugs and alcohol. Her anxiety worsened to a point where she could not leave the house.
A year later the individual reappeared, creating a Facebook profile which used the topless photograph as the profile image and contacting classmates at her new school. Again, Todd was teased, eventually changing school for a second time. She says she began chatting to “an old guy friend” who appeared to her. The friend asked Todd to come to his house where they hooked up while his girlfriend was on holiday. The following week the girlfriend and a group of others attacked Todd at school; shouting insults and punching her to the ground. Following the attack, Todd attempted suicide by drinking bleach but was rushed to hospital to have her stomach pumped.
Unable to escape the past
After returning home, Todd discovered abusive messages about her failed suicide attempt posted to Facebook. Her family moved to another city to start afresh but Todd was unable to escape the past. Six months later further messages and abuse were still being posted to social networking sites. Her mental state worsening, she began to engage in self-mutilation. Despite taking anti-depressants and receiving counselling, she took an overdose and spent two days in hospital.
Teased by other students
Todd was also teased by other students at her school for her low grades, a consequence of a language-based learning disability and for spending time in hospital to treat her severe depression.
Facebook memorial page
On October 10, 2012 at about 6.00pm, Todd was found hanged at her home.
Since her suicide, more than one million Facebook users have “liked” Todd’s Facebook memorial page. Mingled among the positive support and comments are continuing attack posts and images from strangers and those claiming to be her former classmates, such as a message stating: “I’m so happy she’s dead now.”
On October 19, 2012, police in New Zealand said they were questioning a seventeen year old boy from Raglan who allegedly posted “inappropriate and disturbing images” on a memorial page for Todd. Police removed the images and shut down the boy’s Facebook page.
Could take no more
After I had watched the very sad video and what this poor girl had to endure, I was shocked again to read some of the nasty messages that were posted about this young girl below it. A month after posting the clip she had committed suicide. I wondered if she had read some of those comments and if they had pushed her even further into depression and finally she could take no more.
Also committed suicide
Sadly, this is not just a one-off case suicide. Another girl, Megan Meier, also committed suicide following cyberbullying in O’Fallon, Missouri a week before her fourteenth birthday.
From the third grade, Megan had been under the care of a psychiatrist. She had been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and depression and had self-esteem issues regarding her weight. She was described by her parents as a “bubbly, goofy” girl who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
The account through which the bullying of Meier took place purportedly belonged to a sixteen year old male named “Josh Evans.” However, Lori Drew, the mother of a former friend of Meier, later admitted creating the MySpace account with her daughter and Ashley Grills, Lori Drew’s eighteen year old employee. Several people contributed to running the faked account, including Drew. Witnesses testified that the women intended to use Meier’s e-mails with “Josh” to get information about her and later humiliate her, in retribution for her allegedly spreading gossip about Drew’s daughter.
Soon after opening an account on MySpace, Meier received a message supposedly from a sixteen year old boy, Josh Evans, but actually sent by Lori Drew using a fabricated account. Meier and “Josh” became online friends but never met in person or spoke. Meier thought “Josh” was attractive. Meier began to exchange messages with this person and was described by family as having had her “spirits lifted.” This person claimed to have just moved to the nearby city of O’Fallon, was home schooled and did not yet have a phone number.
On October 15, 2006, the tone of the messages changed, with Drew saying (via the account) “I don’t know if I want to be friends with you anymore because I’ve heard that you are not very nice to your friends.” Similar messages were sent; some of Megan’s messages were shared with others; and bulletins were posted about her. According to Meier’s father, Ronald Meier, and a neighbour who had discussed the hoax with Drew, the last message sent by the Evans account read: “Everybody in O’Fallon knows who you are. You are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a shitty rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you.” Meier responded with a message reading “You’re the kind of boy a girl would kill herself over.” The last few correspondences were made via AOL Instant Messenger instead of Myspace. She was found twenty one minutes later in her bedroom closet; Megan had hanged herself. Despite attempts to revive her, she was pronounced dead the following day.
Go hang yourself
An Australian Next Top Model judge, Charlotte Dawson, who was speaking out against cyber-bullying in the media ironically made herself the target of an organized campaign of online harassment. She received hundreds of daily Twitter @ replies like:
@MsCharlotteD please put your face into a toaster. #diecharlotte
@MsCharlotteD Please do the world a favour go hang yourself. #diecharlotte
Reached a peak
The abuse reached a peak after Dawson used publicly available information to contact one of her most persistent attackers, who turned out to be an employee of Melbourne’s Monash University named Tanya Heti. Heti wrote a series of abusive Tweets directed at Dawson and any follower who defended her, repeatedly telling Dawson to “go hang yourself.” Heti even identified a Dawson defender whose fiancé had committed suicide and Tweeted at her, “If I was your fiance I’d hang myself too #gohangyourself.” Heti had made her work contact information available online, and Monash has reportedly suspended her with pay pending an investigation.
In the wake of the Heti incident the abuse only got uglier. On 29 August 2012 in Sydney, Dawson Tweeted, “Hope this ends the misery...” and “You win.”
Emergency services were called to her home and Dawson was admitted to hospital for observation following attempted suicide.
Evil is travelling through the air waves
All these cases made me think of a Way of Truth Message given on 19 August 2011 when Patrick spoke about the internet and said: “..All this evil is travelling through the airwaves in every corner of this planet. We cannot see it but sin is going through us, around us, over us and under us in radio waves. This world is surrounded by the darkness of sin, we are in the dark times in which the Light of Truth can no longer shine...”
It seems so sad the internet and networking sites in particular have become a bullies hiding place. These were supposedly meant to be websites set up to make friends with others but are now being used to taunt, tease and bully those who are most vulnerable, especially children and young people, though no group seems to be safe.
The devil has control
We can see how the devil has control of media, the television, the papers and now through the world wide web. As a parent, my oldest son uses the computer constantly for homework that has been set and it is very hard to watch him all the time. The devil knows how easy it is to get to young people through computers and he is certainly showing his work there.
Be very careful
Jesus said on 16 February 2012: “Look, My children, look at the Internet – see what it is: It is a trap of lucifer which is controlled by demons, it is to be avoided for, when you enter it, you are in great danger of falling into sin. For they will try to control you through it, they will try to influence you into things that you normally would not be influenced by. Yes, My children, you can use it for the good but you must be strong and avoid all temptation to look at and read things that will take you away from Me.”
I think we all need to be very careful when we use the internet and particularly to watch over our young children as they are led into using computers from such an early age at school. I ask Jesus to particularly look after those who are being bullied and to protect them from all harm.
The Holy Scriptures
53 And they brought Jesus to the high priest and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients assembled together.
54 And Peter followed Him from afar off, even into the court of the high priest and he sat with the servants at the fire and warmed himself.
We all follow Jesus at a distance, afraid to step out of our comfort zones. In these days, we all warm ourselves with worldly things.
55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put Him to death and found none.
56 For many bore false witness against Him and their evidences were not agreeing.
This is relevant to these days. By some means or other we all find ways to put Jesus to death. When we are with a crowd that don’t want to know Him or believe in Him, we, too, may deny that we follow Him.
57 And some rising up, bore false witness against Him, saying:
58 We heard Him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands and within three days I will build another not made with hands.
59 And their witness did not agree.
When someone stands up and says Jesus didn’t perform miracles or Jesus doesn’t exist or that we evolved from monkeys, do we have the courage or love of Jesus in us to stand up and say ‘I believe in Jesus?’
60 And the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest Thou nothing to the things that are laid to Thy charge by these men?
61 But He held His peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him and said to Him: Art Thou the Christ, the Son of the blessed God?
Nowadays, we have lots of different faiths but of these Christianity seems to be the least popular. The truth of the matter is Christians will not stand up and say ‘I am a follower of Jesus.’ Jesus seems to have no one who loves Him enough to speak out for Him.
62 And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power of God and coming with the clouds of heaven.
63 Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any further witnesses?
64 You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned Him to be guilty of death.
65 And some began to spit on Him and to cover His face and to buffet Him and to say unto Him: Prophesy and the servants struck Him with the palms of their hands.
When Jesus was on this earth He didn’t get anything easy. He chose to take the form of man, so that He could go through all the trials and suffering that we would go through. No one said the way would be easy. Jesus did all this before us to show us the way. Through our sins and our lack of love, we condemn Jesus to death again and again. We are the ones who are blindfolding Jesus and beating Him daily with sin.
The fight goes on
I’ve had an eating disorder for years now and it’s such a cross in my life. Like Saint Paul said in the Bible, it’s a thorn in my side. It’s like doing the complete opposite of what I want to be doing. I don’t really want to be thin, I want to be, say, just right. There is a pain and turmoil in my head and the fight goes on and on. The only way I can explain it is that it’s like a woodpecker in your head pecking and pecking and telling you to eat constantly until you can’t take it anymore and you eat.
How can I explain to anyone I want to lose weight more than anything and yet the power and obsession in my mind to eat is overwhelming? I see really big obese people in the street and on TV and my heart goes out to them because I know the pain that they go through, with that woodpecker in their head, constantly telling them to eat.
Food is my enemy
When I am full up and feeling sick, I still want something to eat and I can’t wait until that feeling goes away so I can eat again. Food is my enemy but I love it. I believe it’s emotional. Now it’s got to the stage with my eating disorder that it’s making me feel physically and mentally unwell. I don’t want to go out of the house anymore, I’m so ashamed. I don’t want anybody to call to my house to see me. It’s all a mental torture. I have prayed and asked Jesus for help now for years and yet I know that it has to be me who makes the first move. I hope that one day I will surrender this inside to Jesus.
I have given up drugs and alcohol. The difference with these is that I don’t have to take them but I do have to eat. I would ask everyone to pray for people with an eating disorder - it is so painful! - to pray that they can conquer this obsession in their lives. Some people make fun of big people – instead of making fun of them, look deeply at the pain that they are in. I don’t believe anyone wants to eat like that, obsessively. We, too, would like to be normal eaters, to be able to be free from this addiction.
Slows the body down
Jesus said once in a Message, eat only that which is necessary because too much food slows the body down with illness. So, I have hope because I believe I can conquer this with Jesus’ help. He is more powerful than any addiction we will ever have to face. I can do all things with Him who Saves.
The Wisdom of John Paul II
On the Christian Family in the Modern World Apostolic Exhortation
of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II
14. According to the plan of God, marriage is the foundation of the wider community of the family, since the very institution of marriage and conjugal love is ordained to the procreation and education of children, in whom it finds its crowning.
In its most profound reality, love is essentially a gift; and conjugal love, while leading the spouses to the reciprocal “knowledge” which makes them “one flesh,” does not end with the couple, because it makes them capable of the greatest possible gift, the gift by which they become cooperators with God for giving life to a new human person. Thus the couple, while giving themselves to one another, give not just themselves but also the reality of children, who are a living reflection of their love, a permanent sign of conjugal unity and a living and inseparable synthesis of their being a father and a mother.
When they become parents, spouses receive from God the gift of a new responsibility. Their parental love is called to become for the children the visible sign of the very love of God, “from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.”
It must not be forgotten however that, even when procreation is not possible, conjugal life does not for this reason lose its value. Physical sterility in fact, can be for spouses the occasion for other important services to the life of the human person, for example, adoption, various forms of educational work, and assistance to other families and to poor or handicapped children.
15. In matrimony and in the family a complex of interpersonal relationships is set up - married life, fatherhood and motherhood, filiation and fraternity - through which each human person is introduced into the “human family” and into the “family of God,” which is the church.
Christian marriage and the Christian family build up the church: for in the family the human person is not only brought into being and progressively introduced by means of education into the human community, but by means of the rebirth of baptism and education in the faith the child is also introduced into God’s family, which is the church.
The human family, disunited by sin, is reconstituted in its unity by the redemptive power of the death and resurrection of Christ. Christian marriage, by participating in the salvific efficacy of this event, constitutes the natural setting in which the human person is introduced into the great family of the church.
The commandment to grow and multiply, given to man and woman in the beginning, in this way reaches its whole truth and full realization.
The church thus finds in the family, born from the sacrament, the cradle and the setting in which she can enter the human generations and where these in their turn can enter the church.
16. Virginity or celibacy for the sake of the kingdom of God not only does not contradict the dignity of marriage but presupposes it and confirms it. Marriage and virginity or celibacy are two ways of expressing and living the one mystery of the covenant of God with his people.
When marriage is not esteemed, neither can consecrated virginity or celibacy exist; when human sexuality is not regarded as a great value given by the creator, the renunciation of it for the sake of the kingdom of heaven loses its meaning.
Rightly indeed does St. John Chrysostom say: “Whoever denigrates marriage also diminishes the glory of virginity. Whoever praises it makes virginity more admirable and resplendent. What appears good only in comparison with evil would not be particularly good. It is something better than what is admitted to be good that is the most excellent good.”
In virginity or celibacy, the human being is awaiting, also in a bodily way, the eschatological marriage of Christ with the church, giving himself or herself completely to the church in the hope that Christ may give himself to the church in the full truth of eternal life. The celibate person thus anticipates in his or her flesh the new world of the future resurrection.
By virtue of this witness, virginity or celibacy keeps alive in the church a consciousness of the mystery of marriage and defends it from any reduction and impoverishment.
Virginity or celibacy, by liberating the human heart in a unique way, “so as to make it burn with greater love for God and all humanity,” bears witness that the kingdom of God and his justice is that pearl of great price which is preferred to every other value no matter how great, and hence must be sought as the only definitive value. It is for this reason that the church throughout her history has always defended the superiority of this charism to that of marriage, by reason of the wholly singular link which it has with the kingdom of God.
In spite of having renounced physical fecundity, the celibate person becomes spiritually fruitful, the father and mother of many, cooperating in the realization of the family according to God’s plan.
Christian couples therefore have the right to expect from celibate persons a good example and a witness of fidelity to their vocation until death. Just as fidelity at times becomes difficult for married people and requires sacrifice, mortification and self-denial, the same can happen to celibate persons, and their fidelity, even in the trials that may occur, should strengthen the fidelity of married couples.
These reflections on virginity or celibacy can enlighten and help those who, for reasons independent of their own will, have been unable to marry and have then accepted their situation in a spirit of service.
Continued next month
Annual Fundraising Draw
We wish to thank all of you who bought and sold tickets to raise money for the House of Prayer. The draw took place at Jesus’ Birthday Party on Christmas Night, here at the Sacred Heart House of Prayer. We are pleased to announce the following winners. Congratulations!
1st prize £500
P.J. Collins, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland
2nd prize £300
M. Swan, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
3rd prize £200
Hayden Weir, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland
4th prize An oil painting
Mary Shanahan, Waterford, Ireland
5th prize Handmade pottery
Daphne Weymes, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
6th prize Sixteen inch statue
Valerie Clinton, New Jersey, USA
7th prize Set of Message Books
Mrs P McCarron, Belfast, Northern Ireland
8th prize CDs by SonLight:
Ron Johnson, New Jersey, USA
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