Dear children! In this time of grace, when God has permitted me to be with you, little children, I call you anew to conversion. Work on the salvation of the world in a special way while I am with you. God is merciful and gives special graces, therefore, seek them through prayer. I am with you and do not leave you alone. Thank you for having responded to my call. May 25, 2008
• For anyone with access to a weekday missal, I urge you to spend time absorbing the daily mass readings, particularly for the 8th and 9th weeks in ordinary time (2). They fit perfectly with Our Lady’s latest message and enrich the whole meaning of her call to conversion and to work on the salvation of the world.
Once again, Our Lady, as Mother of the Church, demonstrates what she really means when she says, “I am with you and do not leave you alone.” – just as Jesus did when he said, “I will not leave you orphans.”
Jesus is fully alive in the Word, and Our Lady wants to reassure us of this. Jesus also said, “Seek and you shall find.” It is Our Lady that helps and points us in the direction of her Son and our Saviour, teaching and guiding us along the way of holiness and into the kingdom of God
Our Lady has not come to tell us anything new. She is simply leading us into the light of Jesus. The Liturgy of the Word prepares us for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This is why Our Lady’s messages are centred on Holy Scripture as a way of leading us into full communion with Christ our Saviour, and obtaining the promise of eternal salvation by sharing in his saving work, death and resurrection.
Please, please, please! Even if you cannot get to daily Mass, contemplate the daily readings for the next couple of weeks along with Our Lady’s latest message and you will be blessed with many special graces promised by Our Lady.
• Last week, I took the above photo in Medjugorje. It reminded me of Our Lady presenting her Son within the Eucharist, her call to make Holy Mass the centre of our life (out of darkness comes light). Our Lady’s message of yesterday was given on the feast of Corpus Christi. In essence it is a call to live the Eucharist.
• Dear brothers and sisters, may the feast of Corpus Domini be an occasion to grow in this concrete attention to our brothers, especially the poor. May the Virgin Mary obtain this grace for us. May Mary, (who, carrying Jesus in her womb, was the living ‘tabernacle’ of the Eucharist) communicate to us her faith in the holy mystery of the Body and Blood of her divine Son, that he may truly be the centre of our life. Benedict XVI, Vatican, May 25, 2008