"Dear children; Love is bringing me to you - the love which I desire to teach you also - real love; the love which my Son showed you when He died on the Cross out of love for you; the love which is always ready to forgive and to ask for forgiveness. How great is your love? My motherly heart is sorrowful as it searches for love in your hearts. You are not ready to submit your will to God's will out of love. You cannot help me to have those who have not come to know God's love to come to know it, because you do not have real love. Consecrate your hearts to me and I will lead you. I will teach you to forgive, to love your enemies and to live according to my Son. Do not be afraid for yourselves. In
afflictions my Son does not forget those who love. I will be beside you. I will implore the Heavenly Father for the light of eternal truth and love to illuminate you. Pray for your shepherds so that through your fasting and prayer they can lead you in love. Thank you."
(Audio Reflection will be posted later)
"If you lived with a hunger for the Eucharist, then He could infuse new life into you and change your heart so that you will not only cease wasting your life, but also draw others closer to Him." (Open Wide the Door to Christ, pg. 70)
“Dear children! I am looking at you and in your hearts I do not see joy. Today I desire to give you the joy of the Risen One, that He may lead you and embrace you with His love and tenderness. I love you and I am praying for your conversion without ceasing before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
"The Pharisee is pious and fervent. He is even grateful. However, he expresses his gratitude from the height of his pedestal. His gratitude gives him one more reason to glorify himself. Not every form of gratitude is accepted by God. Therefore, in its very essence, gratitude must be based on the first pillar - the pillar of contrition. The self-assured Pharisee lacks contrition." (The Two Pillars, pg. 69)
Reliance on God has to become the abandoning of oneself to Him. Lord let it be as you want, since You love me and know best what I need, and what those whom I love need, and what those whom I pray for need."
(The Gift of Faith, pg. 51)
This homily was delivered yesterday morning at Immaculate Conception Parish at the 9AM Mass in Hendersonville, NC
"The heart of God burning with love is a place of our refuge, it is the place where we are free and safe. It is like a fortress, where God protects each one of us."
(In the Arms of Mary, pg. 27)
The "12 Promises"
Listed below are the "12 Promises" of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary to encourage all Catholics
to know and understand the benefit of practicing the Devotion
and to encourage all to take up its immediate practice.