of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Author: <span>Valerie Parisi</span>

Author: Valerie Parisi

Go Look Again

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Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua

Go Look Again

Mary: “Do you know what you represent? You are a sparkle of light enkindled in my Flame of Love. The light you receive from me enlightens souls. The greater the number of souls who sacrifice and watch in prayer, the greater the power of my Flame of Love on earth will be. (Mary) (December 6, 1964)

Today’s Readings: “Climb up and look out to sea,” he directed his servant,
who went up and looked, but reported, “There is nothing.”
Seven times he said, “Go, look again!”
And the seventh time the youth reported,
“There is a cloud as small as a man’s hand rising from the sea.” (1 Kings 18)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord sometimes it seems that what we do is really nothing. We pray, we fast, we make our little sacrifices and we do it all in faith and yet we really wonder, is this Flame of Love really going anywhere? Loved ones still are away from Church, illnesses haven’t gone away, and we feel like we haven’t even gained one bit of holiness or changed in any way. Grumble, fault find, complain, confess, repeat- every week! Sometimes even  though we know better as Your faithful children we just want to shout where are You God? And yet there is the prophet Elijah waiting and believing for the rain that none one can see. There is nothing, he is told And yet he does not give up, but seven times, that perfect number of completion he says, go look again!! And it is the seventh time that brings the cloud so small but rising from the sea just like our hope should rise always because hope does not disappoint! (Romans 5) because Your love has been poured into our hearts no matter what it feels like! So yes, we give our little fiats with Mary’s, little sparks She is counting on us to sacrifice and watch in prayer- come Holy Spirit, come Flame of Love into all hearts, come Divine Will please reign in all the Earth just as You reign in Heaven!

Consuming Fire

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Wednesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

Consuming Fire

While saying this, Jesus
quenched in my heart the thirst for souls and He poured the fire of His burning charity over me
in the greatest measure. (Elizabeth) (July 20, 1965)

Today’s Readings: The LORD’s fire came down
and consumed the burnt offering, wood, stones, and dust,
and it lapped up the water in the trench.
Seeing this, all the people fell prostrate and said,
“The LORD is God! The LORD is God!” (1 Kings 18)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, so many have turned like ancient Israel to false gods- idols of all kind. But these idols we have set up for ourselves will never move our stony hearts- only the fire of Your Love can melt away the walls we have built around ourselves! Lord, come down like fire and consume us with the Flame of your Love- let us pass it to others so that they may say too that The Lord is God!

Firmness of Heart

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Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle

Firmness Of Heart

I was sick. For days, I could not pray because I was so weak. The great heat of this summer contributed to my fatigue. I could hardly walk. When I felt a little stronger, I firmly resolved to return to prayer at night. I asked Jesus, “My adored Jesus, give me strength.” (Elizabeth) (August 1, 1962)

Today’s Readings: In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord.
The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,
and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.
When he arrived and saw the grace of God,
he rejoiced and encouraged them all
to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart,
for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. (Acts 11)

Prayer Meditation: O Lord today we bless You, we adore You and we glorify You and thank you for the witness of Saint Barnabas, the encourager, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith. He encourages us even today to remain faithful to You in firmness of heart. Because it is easy to be faithful when all is well but to remain faithful in fatigue, illness, worry, strife, or whatever our circumstances are is where the rubber meets the road. Constancy, never wavering or giving in to our moods or our passions- seems almost impossible. But in Your Word in Psalm 112 you tell us

 For the righteous will never be moved;
    he will be remembered for ever.
He is not afraid of evil tidings;
    his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is steady, he will not be afraid.

Lord help us to be faithful because You are always faithful (2 Timothy 2:13) no matter our inconstancy. Jesus we trust in You!

Poverty Of Spirit

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Monday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

Poverty of Spirit

Shortly before this, however, my youngest boy got married. Now, I had to help him get a bedroom. So, I gave up the children’s room. I felt that the Lord was asking for this sacrifice, so I would be totally poor. (Elizabeth) (Diary Page 8)

Today’s Readings: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5)

Prayer Meditation: Like Elizabeth, Lord You call us to poverty of spirit. In detaching ourselves from the things of this world so that we can be filled with You. Lord You know how difficult and painful this process can be but You lovingly call us to fill the God sized holes in our souls with You and only You! Nothing compares to the glory of knowing You Lord!

Momentary Light Affliction

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Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Many times, the Blessed Virgin makes me feel her sorrow. Some days, I suffer so much with her that I can hardly walk. All morning, she poured into me, to a great degree, this grace of suffering. Because of my tearful eyes, I tried to avoid everyone, so they would not notice my great affliction. I have only one thought – to fulfill all that she asks of me. (Elizabeth) (September 15, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Therefore, we are not discouraged;
rather, although our outer self is wasting away,
our inner self is being renewed day by day.
For this momentary light affliction
is producing for us an eternal weight of glory
beyond all comparison,
as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen;
for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4).

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, we love You, we bless You, and we adore You because You have given us incredible Sunday readings. Momentary light affliction- we can look at this in the second reading and laugh or maybe cry because our problems can feel anything but light and anything but momentary. O Lord, our first parents sinned and then ran from You. We do the same now plagued with the concupiscence that comes from original sin. O Lord, if You marked all of our iniquities, who can stand? (Psalms 130). This world Lord, when You walked on Earth and even now, is so upside down.  In the Gospel, it was You, Eternal Wisdom, that was called out of Your Mind. And yet, besides You there was only One other, Your Mother who was perfectly doing the Will of God (Mark 3), and You ask us to  strive to do the same even in our concupiscence. Now back to those momentary light afflictions- our weaknesses, our faults, our anxieties, our families, our circumstances, and yes even our sins.  As long as we repent of our sins and live in trustful hope and abandonment to Your Divine Providence in our circumstances, all of this is  producing for us an eternal weight of Glory when these sufferings are united to Your Holy Divine Will. So let us not be discouraged but let us have only one thought- may Your Kingdom Come, may Your Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven!

Deep Pondering

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Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Deep Pondering

 

Ponder deeply this vocation to which you were raised due to the only dignity of being a mother. Maternal dignity is at the same time a vocation saturated with sufferings, and that is what I share with you. I thank you, my little one, for your participation that is continual and filled with sacrifices. I, as a loving Mother, can assure you of your heavenly reward.” (Mary) (April 27, 1964)

Today’s Readings: Blessed is the Virgin Mary who kept the word of God
and pondered it in her heart.(Luke 2)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, as a  beautiful follow-up to the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, we honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary. More than anyone, She pondered Your Word, pondered it in Her Heart and was fully conformed to Your Most Holy and Divine Will. We may think we are far away from all of this, and yes, praise You Lord, Our Mother had the singular privilege of being immaculately conceived. Yet She is our loving Mother and She wants to share particularly with mothers Her maternal dignity saturated with sufferings. For wives and moms we know our vocation is full of sacrifices and yet also so rewarding and exactly where You have put us especially for such a time as this (Esther 4:14). And we can ponder and pray and  unite our lives and vocations to Our Mother who is with us and for us and She only wants us united to Her Heart and Yours now and into eternity! Totus tuus!

Solemnity Day Special- Come Get Your Grace- 100% Free!

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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jesus: “Tomorrow is the Friday of the Sacred Heart. How I want to pour out My abundant graces on all of you! Ask much for everyone, not just for yourself. (Jesus) (July 2, 1962)

Today’s Readings: For this reason I kneel before the Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory
to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,
and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;
that you, rooted and grounded in love,
may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones
what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge,
so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord we love You, we bless You and we adore You because today is the day! The Solemnity of Your Sacred Heart! And how You want to pour out Your Abundant Graces. Because the fact of the matter is every day You offer a special “deal” if You will and that special deal is Grace and it is 100% free! O Lord, strengthened by Your Spirit You dwell in our hearts that we would be rooted and grounded in love! We can begin to comprehend not just in Heaven but right here, right now, what is the breadth and length and height and depth of Your Love that we would be filled with You! Let us ask for much t and we will receive not only for ourselves but for everyone! Come Lord Jesus, we say Fiat to what You offer because Your Grace is always enough and it is always free!

 

Not Far From The Kingdom

Jesus: “Take part unceasingly in My work of Redemption. Do not ask how. Fervently desire the coming of My Kingdom for yourself and for all the souls. When you rest at night, examine your day. What have you done for My Kingdom to arrive?” (April 20, 1962)

Today’s Readings: You are right in saying,
    He is One and there is no other than he.
And to love him with all your heart,
    with all your understanding,
    with all your strength,

    and to love your neighbor as yourself
is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding,
he said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” (Mark 12)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we bless You, adore You and thank You because You have asked us to desire Your Kingdom so that Your Kingdom would reign in our hearts on earth as it is in Heaven. And as You see us progress in our understanding of who we are and our nothingness and who You are through study of the Word, the Sacraments, and in prayer and study, we open ourselves to Your all- consuming Love. You sweetly whisper to us that we indeed are not far from the Kingdom of God. Lord, You ask us to take part unceasingly in Your Work of Redemption through prayer and sacrifice and to desire fervently the Kingdom for ourselves and for all souls. What a graced time we are indeed living in- so let us not keep our eyes on the passing things of this world (1 John 2:17) because whoever does the Will of God lives forever! Maranatha, come Lord Jesus into all hearts through the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark

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Memorial of Saint Boniface

Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark

“You see that almost no one is doing
anything. The Flame of Love of My Mother is not yet going forward. You, My little one, must
stir up the fire because you have been chosen for this. This is a great privilege. Never interrupt
your desires and sacrifices because this would cause My mother great sorrow.” (Jesus) (July 12, 1962)

Today’s Readings: For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame
the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. 
For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice
but rather of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, thank You today for the reminder to stir into flame what we have been given- we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self control! This power, this grace You are sending is abounding in these times! Lord help us to stir up the fire in us because we have been chosen to spread Our Lady’s Flame of Love- let us never interrupt our desire and sacrifices to save souls! Lord, we are little sparks- set us aflame with the power of Your Love!

Falling From Stability

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Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Falling From Stability

A few hours later, the troubles of the Evil One began. If the Lord Jesus had not told me ahead of time, I do not know how I would have remained stable in confronting these revolting thoughts. (Elizabeth) (Diary Page 184)

Today’s Readings: Therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned,
be on your guard not to be led into the error of the unprincipled
and to fall from your own stability.
But grow in grace
and in the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
To him be glory now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3)

Prayer Meditation: Lord we are warned again and again in Your Word that we have an enemy of our souls who roars like a prowling lion looking for souls to devour (1 Peter 5:8). In these days of tumult it can seem like this enemy is in overdrive. In times of crisis and high anxiety how easy it indeed is to fall from our own stability into weakness, faults, and sins. How can we keep the big picture in mind when we seem to be fending off one threat after another. But Lord, You want us at peace because even these times are not a surprise to You! Lord how patient You have been in waiting for the prodigals to return. Lord, we are not in control of these times but we can guard our own hearts so that we grow in grace and knowledge of You, our only stability. We do this in prayer- Lord help us to pray with confident trust. May our lips pray together to gain mercy from The Eternal Father- have mercy on us and on the whole world!

Time To Collect

Time To Collect

Jesus: “I always tell you not to worry that you can give Me only little things. I say again, always remain little. Do you know what we are going to do? You will give Me the little pieces of a mosaic which you collect throughout the day. I will arrange these pieces according to their color and shape. When all is finished, you will marvel to see the work of art that I created. But I cannot be an artist unless you gather the pieces. Without you, I cannot bring about My work of art.” (Jesus) (April 10, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Jesus began to speak to the chief priests, the scribes,
and the elders in parables.
“A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it,
dug a wine press, and built a tower.
Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey.
At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants
to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard. (Mark 12)

Prayer Meditation- Lord we love You and bless You and adore You because You have given us everything we need to be all that You have meant for us to be! You have given us all the gifts and talents we need for the purpose You have intended only for us as we are all unique, yet made in Your likeness and image. And we should not worry because even if we can only do little things, if they are done with great love, You will collect the pieces and make of all we that we do a work of art in union with You! But sadly so many of us are not offering our gifts and talents (Matthew 25:14-20) but we are hiding them and wasting them or even acting in opposition to You because we do not appreciate what we have been given and we believe that all that we own and are is due to our own efforts. Filled with  self -love we do not acknowledge The God who loves us and Who has created us for Your Purpose and perfect plan for us! Lord You will come someday at the proper time which is the end of our lives and You will ask to collect the produce- the fruits of all that You have given us, and You will want to know what we have done with all of those gifts and talents. And what will we have to show for all that You have given us with so much love? May we come with the little pieces of the mosaic of our lives lived in love and in union with You and may we marvel Lord when we see the work of art You have made of our lives in Heaven!

Death To Life

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Jesus: “I place the smallest part of a single drop of My Blood over your great sorrow. I forgive your sins fully and I forget them. Offer this profound repentance for all the sinners.” (Jesus) (July 15, 1962)

Today’s Readings: For if the blood of goats and bulls
and the sprinkling of a heifer’s ashes
can sanctify those who are defiled
so that their flesh is cleansed,
how much more will the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God,
cleanse our consciences from dead works
to worship the living God. (Hebrews 9)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we bless You, and adore You and love You on this most Holy Solemnity of Your Body and Blood shed for us. As the psalmist says, how shall I make a return for the good You have done for me? (Psalm 116). Lord, You have saved us and brought us from death to life (John 5:24) and You feed us, everyday if we wish, with Your very Self! There are no words to describe the mystery that takes place each day around the world in every Catholic Church! As Padre Pio said, “The earth could exist more easily without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass”. Lord each day, if we are disposed to receive You worthily (1 Corinthians 11) You come into our hearts and our souls and if we let You, You renew our minds (Romans 12) with the things of Heaven as long we are not too full of the things of this Earth. So let us come to You today, empty and poor, offering You our nothingness so that we can be filled with Your Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. Fill our hearts with You so that we would become living hosts (Divine Mercy in My Soul, paragraph 1826) and Your instruments of love and mercy in the world!

 

Snatching Them Out Of The Fire

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Memorial of Saint Justin Martyr

Snatching Them Out Of The Fire

Mary: “Satan’s wild rage is growing steadily, he wants to dominate even persevering souls. Do not let him do this. Help me!” (Mary) (May 17, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Keep yourselves in the love of God
and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ
that leads to eternal life.
On those who waver, have mercy;
save others by snatching them out of the fire. (Jude 17)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord today it seems like the fire is all around ready to engulf all that we love. And we want to save those we love and snatch them out of the fire but how do we do that when even persevering souls can have a hard time and so few endure sound doctrine (2 Timothy 4:3). When You return Lord will You find faith on Earth?  (Luke 8:18). O Lord You have taught us through Saint Faustina that when the merciful deed and the merciful word are not possible, there is always prayer. Prayer is never “just prayer” particularly when united to Your intercession for us in Heaven through the power of the Holy Spirit! . And it is through the powerful gift of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary the face of the Earth will be renewed as faith again takes root in souls! So let us pray unceasingly and with great longing for Your Kingdom to come because the renewal of the Earth, although flooded with sufferings, will come about by the power of the intercession of the Blessed Virgin (March 27, 1963). Come Holy Spirit, let us put out the fire of hatred with the fire of Your Love!

Blessed Is She

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Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessed Is She

Mary: “My little Carmelite, intensify your desire so that my Flame of Love will be put into action. Make even greater sacrifices.” It is with these very words that she spoke to me. She also repeated them on the feast of her Visitation. Mary: “Offer me greater sacrifices. Do not ask how, just improvise!” (July 30, 1962)

Today’s Readings: “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” (Luke 1)

Prayer Meditation: Lord, we bless You, and thank You, and adore You because today is the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. She brought You Lord Jesus to Elizabeth and to the child in her womb, John the Baptist, and She brings You Lord Jesus now to each one of us because we became Her Children at the foot of the Cross! Lord, I love to imagine at certain times in our family’s life that Mary has indeed moved in to help- times of illness, weddings, the birth of our grandchild during a hard week of work and now in my husband’s cancer treatment,  I have asked Her to come visit and She always comes bringing Your Peace and Joy! Lord may we let Her into our hearts and our homes, She who believed what was spoken to Her by You, so that we would live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Let us imitate our Mother Mary in faith, hope, and charity letting Her form us so we can carry Her Flame of Love, You, Jesus Himself, to others!

I Want To See

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Thursday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

I Want To See

“In spite of all my efforts, O Lord, I see no progress in myself.” Jesus: “Do not worry! Begin anew each day. Our Mother will help you, ask everything from her. She knows how to please Me.” (March 4-7, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”
Jesus told him, ‘Go your way; your faith has saved you.” (Mark 10)

Prayer Meditation: Lord, so many days we can feel like we are walking blindly in darkness. We see our days unfold little by little- only seeing what is in front of us. We can feel helpless as we cannot see the big picture and we see no progress in ourselves, in spite of all of our efforts to grow in holiness. And that is the problem, because it is our efforts, not Your Work that we are operating in. We read about Bartimaeus who, without fear, cries out –“Son of David, have pity on me” even as others tried to silence him. He was not afraid to answer Your direct question and tell You what he wanted from You. He wanted to see! And You heard him and healed him and told him that his faith has saved Him! Lord Jesus, help us to come boldly to You and be like Bartimaeus. Let us begin anew each day and let us ask especially through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother for what we need when we our faith  and our courage seems so small.

The Word Of The Lord Remains Forever

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Wednesday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

The Word Of The Lord Remains Forever

Jesus: “And the Word became Flesh. Penetrate and live in this sublime mystery, which signifies the Redemption of the world.” (Jesus) (October 15, 1962)

Today’s Readings: “All flesh is like grass,
and all its glory like the flower of the field;
the grass withers,
and the flower wilts;
but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
This is the word that has been proclaimed to you. (1 Peter 1)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord we love You, we bless You and we adore You because we could meditate forever on You, the Word Became Flesh. All else fades but not Your Word which remains forever. Heaven and Earth will pass away but not Your Word (Matthew 24:35). Not now and not ever! But Lord are we really living in and remaining in Your Word? Are we scrolling social media or praying Your Word out loud when we awake? So easy to do with so many apps these days that have the Daily Readings and the Liturgy of the Hours, just five minutes of the right kind of scrolling can put us in the right mindset, which is Your Mind, all day! Do we go to Mass and participate in the Table of Your Word and the Table of the Eucharist, which is You, The Word ready to strengthen us and heal us! Do we at least pop in for Adoration and  hang on Your Word like Mary of Bethany? Do we repeat Your Word, the Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6) out loud not only in spiritual warfare but in praise and worship throughout the day. If we don’t know Bible verses do we just whisper and repeat Your Name in all circumstances? So many ways we can penetrate and live in Your Word, let us not just count them but let us multiply them as prayer without ceasing not just for ourselves but all of our brothers and sisters.  Let Your blessings fall like celestial dew on this world that You have redeemed and that You are even now sanctifying so that Your Kingdom will reign here on Earth as it is in Heaven!

We Have Given Up Everything?

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Tuesday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

We Have Given Up Everything?

Jesus: “Renounce yourself completely.” So that nothing would tie me to this world, I gave away everything to my children. Later on, I felt that I had done the right thing. Now, I had nowhere to rest my head peacefully. Our Lord kept urging me. Jesus: “Renounce yourself.” (Jesus/Elizabeth/1961-1962)

Today’s Readings: Peter began to say to Jesus,
“We have given up everything and followed you.” (Mark 10)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord this Gospel follows what happened with the Rich Young Man (Mark 10:17-27). The one who had followed Your Commandments from his youth but could not give his heart. Because our heart is where our treasure is (Matthew 6:21). Peter tells You he gave up everything to follow You. He also had not quite given it all because he ran away when it all became real. Not to throw St. Peter or the Rich Young man under the bus because on any given day can we say we have renounced ourselves completely so that nothing ties us to this world? What little string still ties us to Earth and keeps us from being all in? That keeps our walk from matching our talk? And are we even capable of any of this anyway? Lord You assured us yesterday that all things are possible for You. And today You tell us that for what we have given, You will give us a hundred times more but in Your Will and Your Time and not ours. O Jesus help us to truly surrender and give You our all reducing ourselves to our nothingness that You would fill us with what really matters- all of You!

Loving Him Who We Do Not See Except With Our Hearts

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Monday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time


Loving Him Who We Do Not See Except With Our Hearts


As I was kneeling silently before the Lord, a great brightness shone before my spiritual eyes, but I could not see it clearly. (Elizabeth) (May 2, 1962)


Today’s Readings: Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet you believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, now we see You as only through a glass darkly, not yet face to face (1 Corinthians 13). Yet, we love You and believe in You because we see You with the eyes of our hearts! Lord, help us to strive to see You with our spiritual eyes and hear what You are whispering into our souls each day!

No Longer Slaves

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No Longer Slaves

The Solemnity Of The Most- High Trinity

Jesus: “You, little spark, no matter how small you are, were created by Me and from Me. Draw close to Me without fear. I give you My brilliance, and by enlightening one another, you will no longer notice the lackluster of your soul. Even great saints were My small sparks. I made each one great to the degree that they tried to come close to Me. Those souls which used great effort received the brightness of My light. For Me, time does not exist. Some souls can run a long race in a short time, and I call them quickly to Myself. Others start late. Nevertheless, they make more progress than those who walk slowly and cautiously. Do you remember what I told you one time? ‘You fly like an arrow toward Heaven, but do not turn to look toward the earth lest the clamor of the world makes you dizzy.’ (Jesus)  (August 21, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Brothers and sisters:
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you received a Spirit of adoption,
through whom we cry, “Abba, Father!”
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit
that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs,
heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
if only we suffer with him
so that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we praise You, we bless You and we adore You- Most Holy Trinity! You have created all of us for a purpose and You have an amazing plan for all of us (Jeremiah 29)- a plan with a future full of hope! You have not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self- control! (2 Timothy 1). So let us draw close to You without fear as little sparks that You will set ablaze for Your Glory- no longer slaves but as Your dearly beloved children! We are joint heirs with You Lord and as we suffer in this world, we unite ourselves to Your Cross for the salvation of souls knowing that we will be glorified with You for all Eternity!

Let The Children Come

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Let The Children Come

Let your soul be filled with prayers of sacrifice, even on your days of rest. Offer these days especially for the young. Even when my Most Holy Son was tired, He wanted the children to come to Him. That is why you also must never be tired. You know, it is Him who asked you to continually share in His work of Redemption.” (May 4, 1962)

Today’s Readings: People were bringing children to Jesus that he might touch them,
but the disciples rebuked them.
When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them,
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them,
for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Amen, I say to you,
whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child
will not enter it.”
Then he embraced the children and blessed them,
placing his hands on them. (Mark 10)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord we bless You, praise You and glorify You because You never ever turn children down- You always want the children to come to You! So different from the world that does not seem to value children and families anymore. You want all of us to come to You as little children- with trust and surrender, because if we do not we will not be able to enter the Kingdom. We are nothing and You are all and You are Our Father who loves His children and we are all of His children! And You want us in these times to bring to You in prayer and sacrifice all of our children and young people so that they would know You, love You and serve You and life with You forever!