Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Great Promise of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

"The Devotion to the Five First Saturdays" 
(The Great Promise of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Blessed Virgin Mary's words (Our Lady of Fatima) to Sr. Lucia Dos Santos:

"...I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes, while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me."

"...I will take Jacinta and Francisco shortly; but you will stay here for some time to come. Jesus wants to use you to make Me known and loved. He wishes to establish the devotion to My Immaculate Heart throughout the world. I promise salvation to whoever embraces it; these souls will be dear to God, like flowers put by Me to adorn his throne."



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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Prayer for the souls of purgatory

[Excerpt from the Book "The Victorious Queen of the Word" by Sor Maria Natalia Magdolna]

One night Jesus requested to me that I pray for the souls of Purgatory.  It was 4:30 a.m.  and I wanted to finish writing my diary, when Jesus said to me:

- My daughter, even when I respect your fatigue, I want to ask you not to go to sleep until you put in writing the state of suffering of the souls of purgatory.  I want that my priest brothers unite in the prayer crusade in favor of the souls that suffer in purgatory.   Now I want to alleviate those that during life frequently asked Me and my Mother, in prayer, to have mercy on them at the moment of death and when they were in the place of suffering.

Jesus then took me to a place so large that I could not see the end of it.  Although the place was dark, the souls there seemed to be calmed.  There were an endless number of souls: they wore black clothes and they were close to each other.  All seemed immovable, quiet, and very sad.  Upon seeing them in this state, I almost became heart broken.  I knew that these souls did not receive aid from anybody on Earth, neither prayer, nor sacrifices.  They knew that the hour of liberation had not arrived yet, but hope that it would not take very long. 

After that experience, Jesus took me to another similar place.  There the souls shivered in their black robes.  But when they saw me enter with Jesus, all began to revolt.  I had my rosary in my hands to pray for them.  When they saw the rosary, they all began to shout: "Pray for me, dear sister, pray for me" trying to superpose their voices above each other, soliciting my prayers, like a cloud of bees.  Although all shouted at the same time, I could distinguish the voice of each one.  I recognized many among them, people whom I knew when they were on Earth.  I also saw some nuns of other orders and of mine.  I was frightened when a mother superior turned around towards me and humbly requested me to pray for her. 

After this, a nun, well-known by me, with her hands together and touching my rosary, she begged:  "For me, me", while a strange perspiration, I do not know if from the soul or from the body, she pleaded to me: "For me, me", while a strange sweat, I do not know if in the soul or the body, but it ran all over her.  

Later Jesus took me to a third place, where there was an endless number of nuns, standing and without movement, while a strong sweat ran over them.  They turned toward me and they pleaded to me that I pray the rosary for them.  At that place, there was light.  I thought: "Why is it that they are requesting me to pray the rosary for them?"  Then Jesus showed a rosary to me, wherein instead of beads there were flowers and in each flower I saw shine a drop of the Blood of Jesus. 

When we pray the rosary, the drops of the Blood of Jesus fall on the person for whom we offer it.  The souls of purgatory continuously implore for the saving Blood of Jesus.

Source: "The Victorious Queen of the World" by Sor Maria Natalia Magdolna

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Blessed Virgin and St. Michael the Archangel visiting Purgatory

Excerpt from the Book "An Unpublished Manuscript of Purgatory"

1879, Retreat in September. We see St. Michael as we see the angels. He has no body. He comes to get the souls that have finished their purification. It is he who conducts them to Heaven. He is among the Seraphim as Monsignor said. He is the highest angel in Heaven. Our own Guardian Angels come to see us but St. Michael is far more beautiful than they are. As to the Blessed Virgin, we see her in the body. She comes to Purgatory on her feasts and she goes back to Heaven with many souls. While she is with us we do not suffer. St. Michael accompanies her. When he comes alone, we suffer as usual. When I spoke to you of the great and the second Purgatory, it was to try to make you understand that there are different stages in Purgatory. Thus I call that stage of Purgatory great or worst where the most guilty souls are, and where I stayed for two years without being able to give a sign of the torments I was suffering. The year when you heard me groaning, when I began to speak to you, I was still in the same place.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

"Hail Mary"

"One Hail Mary well said fills the heart of Our Lady with delight and obtains for us indescribably great graces. One Hail Mary well said gives us more graces than a thousand thoughtlessly said."

Will you Praise God by honoring Our Lady and pray one Hail Mary today? Just one my friend, just "one" Hail Mary "devoutly said..." God Bless you!

Note: Dear friends I encourage you to please pray one “Hail Mary” every time you see this post. So you will obtain great graces from Our Lord through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, who is the channel of Divine Graces. You never know how happy she is for that "single Hail Mary devoutly prayed in her honour".

God Bless you All!


--- A Testimony ---

Blessed Alan says that a nun who had always had a great devotion to the Holy Rosary appeared after death to one of her sisters in religion and said to her: "If I were allowed to go back into my body, to have the chance of saying just one single Hail Mary - even if I said it quickly and without great fervor - I would gladly go through the sufferings that I had during my last illness all over again, in order to gain the merit of this prayer." This is all the more compelling because she had been bedridden and had suffered agonizing pains for several years before she died.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The proof of love is in the works

"The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist." - Pope St. Gregory the Great

She will like it now - by Fr. Antonio

It was Wednesday June 5, 2002, when I received a call on my pager. 
- “Father Antonio, there is a woman who is dying here at the hospital in Ann Arbor. Her family is asking for a Catholic priest to come and give her the last sacrament. Can you please come?”

Sure. It would be the first experience to anoint someone after 10 months of priesthood. My ministry as a priest was more focused on giving Jesus Christ to His people through the Eucharist (saying Masses) and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (hearing confessions). I was also offering spiritual direction to a good number of people. I drove 15 minutes from home. I arrived at the hospital and entered the room.

There was a woman lying in her bed, dying. Her eyes were closed. Her family was gathered around her: the husband, the sons & their wives. They were comforting each other. I opened the book of prayers and prepared the oil. We prayed. I anointed the woman. After the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, I asked the family to pray with me the rosary. I believe that the presence of Mary can give great comfort for the woman’s soul. 
The husband approached me as if he was embarrassed. He whispered saying:
- “Father, my wife never believed in rosaries. She never prayed the rosary. She never liked it.”
- “She will like it now,” I said it, with my Lebanese accent and a Maronite spirit.
We started praying the rosary. When we reached the 4th sorrowful mystery, the woman opened her eyes. The sons approached their mother to see what was going on. They were crying, amazed. 

At the end of the Rosary, I asked the sons:
- “What did you see?”
- “Her eyes were filled with peace,” one of her sons answered.
I knew that Mary was present. I knew that she comforted that woman. It didn’t matter whether that woman prayed the rosary in her life or not, whether she liked it or not. It doesn’t matter for Mary for she is a mother not a judge. Mary, who was present under the cross at the moment of Christ’s death, is also present at the moment of our death. This is why we pray: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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