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Meeting Us On The Way

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Thursday of the Third Week of Easter

Meeting Us On The Way

Do not be surprised by what I am going to say or the way I will express it. Just so you understand the meaning of My words, I must use expressions that are familiar to you: Both in quantity and in quality, you have responded to the Divine Demands.” (Jesus) (October 23-24 1963)

Today’s Readings:

Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said,
“Do you understand what you are reading?” 
He replied,
“How can I, unless someone instructs me?” (Acts 8)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, You open up the Scriptures to us through the Daily Readings and the teaching authority of Your Church as well as through The Holy Spirit who whispers into our hearts as we meditate on Your Word. Jesus, open our eyes and meet us where we are so that we can respond to Your Grace just like the Ethiopian official- let us skip along the road with joy today as You touch us in Word and Sacrament!

Uniting Our Wills To The Will of The Father

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Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

Uniting Our Wills To The Will of The Father


“May our lips beg our heavenly Father, together, to obtain mercy.” (Jesus) (October 11, 1962)


Today’s Readings: For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.” (John 6)


Prayer Meditation: O Lord, Your Divine Will is that all will be saved so that all will have eternal life. Your Promises are true! Let us unite our prayers to the prayer of Jesus who intercedes for us without ceasing for the salvation of the world no matter how little you may think you are!

Jesus- The Bread of Life

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Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

Jesus- The Bread of Life

Then I humbly hid Myself under a common appearance so as to be more accessible to you, so that you would not fear Me. I hid Myself in the white Host like a child wrapped up in swaddling clothes. When I enter your heart, make sure that the robe of your soul is free from any stain or tear, because no father has made greater sacrifices to acquire a suit for his child. (Jesus) (May 1962))

Today’s Readings:

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” (John 6)


Prayer Meditation- O Jesus, let us come to You today as little children ready to receive the Bread of Life and let us hunger and thirst only for You! Lord, we know that there are many still unable to receive You in these times except spiritually- help us to make worthy Spiritual Communions and enter our hearts and change them. May our hearts beat in unison!

Working With Jesus

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Monday of the Third Week of Easter

Working With Jesus

The time that you devote to Me is never lost. It is saved for an eternity of infinite value. You will easily render an accounting for time dedicated to God. Why not do everything for Me? This is so easy. (Jesus) (October 9, 1964)

Today’s Readings:

So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.” (John 6)


Prayer Meditation- O Lord we spin our wheels trying to work for You in our own power but Your yoke is easy and Your burden light. What You are really looking for is our hearts- what is our intention in each act- are our minds on You and You alone or our own self -interest even in the holy things?  Lord help us to spend time with You each day and offer everything to You today- the good, the bad, and the ugly knowing that You are the One who is doing the work though us and You are faithful to complete it- we are nothing and You are all!

Incredulous With joy

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Third Sunday of Easter


Why Are You Troubled?


Now that He spoke to me after a long time, a great joy filled my soul (Elizabeth) (May 1962)


Today’s Readings: Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed. (Luke 24)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we can be so slow to believe but Lord how wonderful it is indeed when we can say with amazement, He Lives! You live to cast out all doubts and fears- because You live, we can face tomorrow! So often Lord, we are so troubled and we have so many questions arise because we can’t see past our pain and yet there You are and all we need to do is look up and believe!  Lord help us always to be incredulous with joy and never let anything steal our joy because You are with us always, even until the end of the age! (Matthew 28:20)

Jesus Is Passing By

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Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

Jesus is Passing By


So many of them do not attempt to come close to Me in any way as though they are afraid. (Jesus) (November 8, 1964)


Today’s Readings

When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they began to be afraid. But he said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid. (John 6)


Prayer Meditation- O Lord Jesus, You are always near, passing by us in our circumstances but we let our fear, worry, anxiety, and distractions get in the way. We try to row the boat all by ourselves- we would rather row in circles sometimes then ask for help! Yet You tell us not to let ourselves be troubled (John 14) but to trust in You! Lord may we not give into fear but know that You are always close to us just waiting for us to ask You into our little boats!

Gathering The Fragments

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Friday of the Second Week of Easter

Gathering The Fragments

Jesus: “I am showing you this so you see how abundant the harvest is. You, My beloved; you, My great collaborator, may our hands gather in unity. Continue working for the salvation of souls. (Jesus) (February 8, 1964 )

Today’s Readings: When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples,
“Gather the fragments left over,
so that nothing will be wasted.”
So they collected them,
and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments
from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat. (John 6)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, You have asked us to gather souls with You in unity- souls that are away from Your Love. The harvest is abundant but the workers are few (Matthew 9). Lord, when you multiplied the loaves and fishes You wanted even the left over fragments gathered so that nothing would be wasted. No soul You have created is a left over fragment and all are precious to You! Lord, in this time of exile we need to redouble our prayer and fasting as You have shown us for the love of You and the salvation of souls!

The Spirit Is Never Rationed

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Memorial of Saint Stanislaus

The Spirit Is Never Rationed

Jesus: “Do you see My hand begging for help, My little sister? Many turn their eyes away so they do not have to bear the sad look in My eyes. I am the One who draws close to them. But they just keep walking stubbornly the path of darkness. (Jesus)April 12, 1965)

Today’s Readings: Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy.
For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God.
He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.
The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life,
but the wrath of God remains upon him. (John 3)

Prayer Meditation- Lord when times are difficult it seems You are so far away and that You don’t see our struggles. And yet it is You Lord that always desires to draw close to us even as we walk in darkness. Lord Jesus, You were sent to Earth to bring us to The Father and Eternal Life. Lord, You ask us to believe, to trust and to obey even when it is really hard to see You in our pain. Lord, help us trust in You because You are trustworthy- You are close to the brokenhearted and the crushed in spirit You save (Psalm 34) because Your Spirit is never rationed but poured out in abundance to those who believe in Your Goodness

For God So Loved The World

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Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter


For God So Loved The World


“My little one, I want that not one soul be damned. You should want this together with me. For this purpose, I place in your hands a beam of light that is the Flame of Love of my heart.” (Mary) (January 15, 1964)


Today’s Readings:

 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. (John 3)


Prayer Meditation: O Lord ,You so loved us and still love us that You have given everything for us so that we will have eternal life. Your love does not change and today is the time of mercy- let us not miss the time of our visitation and let us pray and sacrifice for those who feel so lost right now. May all know that You have loved the world and that those who believe will not be condemned but have eternal life! Lord Jesus, we pray for conversion of hearts and souls!

Believing Heavenly Things

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Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter

Believing Heavenly Things

“You guessed right. The strong sorrow that I send you is a longing for your heavenly home. Suffer for those who have no desire for their eternal homeland.” (Jesus)(April 20, 1962)

Today’s Readings: If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe,
how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?
No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” (John 3)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, Heaven can seem so far away. Few of us, when times are good really give much thought to Heaven, and the reality of living in union with You- the truth is we all want our Heaven here. Lord in these times of crisis, many of us may be seeking answers just like Nicodemus. It is during a crisis that we realize how tenuous earthly things really are. Yet there are so many who will struggle to find their eternal homeland as they are stuck in darkness and despair. They do not know that You are knocking at the door of their hearts (Revelations 3) Lord, we know that You have been lifted up to bring all to Yourself ,if we believe and repent, and give our lives to You. We who know this feel this longing more than ever and we can turn even our times of sorrow into a time of offering for the salvation of souls and especially for the dying. Let us use this time as a time of repentance, reparation and preparation because we are just pilgrims passing through to our eternal lives in You!

Fiat!

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Solemnity of the Annunciation of The Lord

Fiat

There has never been a time of grace like this since the Word became Flesh. Blinding Satan will shake the world.” (Mary) (September 3, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, today we celebrate Our Blessed Mother’s Fiat and we are thankful and rejoice at Her docility to Your Holy Will. Lord we believe that nothing is impossible with You.  You became Man in the darkness of this world at the time of the Annunciation and Your Presence has never left us. Like Our Blessed Mother, we must accept Your Will and walk in faith, even when it all just does not make sense. Lord we believe You are up to something in these times, that Your Mercy and Grace have not left us.  In fact, this is a time of grace as never before. The world seems shaken  but You hold us all in the palm of Your Hand. Let us give our Fiat to Your Holy Will today which is Love and Mercy itself!

Amazing Grace How Can It Be?

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Second Sunday of Easter-Divine Mercy Sunday

Amazing Grace How Can It Be?

This is an immense grace. How can I receive it? The grave doubt concerning this grace granted to me and my companion weighs upon my soul. Is this coming from my pride? At other times, it seems that the Blessed Virgin said nothing at all. In one word, I really do not understand. Maybe I doubt because my pride does not allow me to believe. “There is no need to believe everything.” (Elizabeth) (September 7-8, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” (John 20)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, today is Divine Mercy Sunday. We thank You, we bless You, we adore You and we glorify You! Because today if we have gone to confession and have repented of our sins, receive You in a state of Grace today, venerate Your Divine Mercy image and completely trust in You all our sins will not only be forgiven but even the temporal punishment due to our sins is removed. Are we hearing You Lord- our sins will be totally gone! Gone as if we had a new baptism! And You will never remember them again! (Isaiah 43:25). And yet despite this extraordinary Gift and Grace, how many really receive it in love for the Love that never gives up and never lets go! How many bring our doubts, our fears, our anxieties and hang ups that stop us from really believing that this is true. Or worse, those that remain indifferent and say “we do not have to believe everything”. How many sadly still do not know what Divine Mercy is all about? O Lord, as You told Saint Faustina, Oh, how much I am hurt by a soul’s distrust! Such a soul professes that I am Holy and Just, but does not believe that I am Mercy and does not trust in My Goodness.  O Lord, we pray that all who take part in Divine Mercy Sunday tomorrow receive what You have to pour into our souls, Your Divine Mercy, with thanksgiving and love not only for ourselves but as if all received You pleading mercy, salvation, and sanctification of all souls! Jesus we trust in You and we cannot thank You enough!

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Until The Whole World Hears

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Saturday in the Octave of Easter

Until The Whole World Hears

 “With this Flame full of graces that I give you from my heart, ignite all the hearts in the entire country. Let this Flame go from heart to heart. This is the miracle becoming the blaze whose dazzling light will blind Satan. This is the fire of love of union which I obtained from the heavenly Father through the merits of the wounds of my Divine Son.” (Mary) (April 13, 1962)

Today’s Readings:

He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, You have commissioned us to go out and preach the Gospel to every creature. In this time of present darkness, You have given us even more abundant grace through the Flame of Love Devotion- may the Flame in our hearts become a fire so that every heart will be open to receiving Your Divine Mercy which is the heart of the Gospel! Come Lord Jesus!

It Is The Lord- The God Who Makes Us Breakfast

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Friday In The Octave of Easter

It Is The Lord- The God Who Makes Us Breakfast

Jesus: “Since the two of us have been so exhausted, let us eat something hot.” I prepared some hot soup and felt much better. While I was eating, He praised me using few words but much feeling. Jesus: “Is it not true that we now have both gained new strength? I also suffer with you. Could you imagine that I would leave you alone? No! I would never do that. Our souls are always in harmony.” (Jesus) (February 13, 1964)

Today’s Readings: Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”
They answered him, “No.”
So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat
and you will find something.”
So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in
because of the number of fish.
So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” (John 21)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we read about another encounter with You, the Risen Lord. The Apostles have gone fishing because it seems they really do not know what else to do. Sometimes is hard to know where we go next Lord when we decide to follow You and have seen Your Glory. And trying to do it all our own way is just exhausting! And yet Lord, You meet us where we are as You see us out there just spinning our wheels. And you don’t criticize us but You come quickly with Your abundance and You care about every single detail of our lives, yes even down to what we will eat and what we will drink (Matthew 6). We can feel confused, lost, empty, and exhausted but we can shout with confidence “It is the Lord!” knowing that You bring life and life abundant! (John 10)

Why Are You Troubled?

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Thursday In The Octave Of Easter

Why Are You Troubled?

I see that you are dwelling on these thoughts, so I will answer your inner questions. Obviously, I do not call everyone in the same manner. I expect more from the one who has received more. But this is not the most important thing for you. The essential is to make sacrifices on behalf of those you want to lead along My road.” (Jesus) (March 11, 1964)

Today’s Readings: “Peace be with you.”
But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled?
And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
as you can see I have.”

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we see You in the upper room with the Apostles after You have risen. They have no idea what to expect and they feel all of their brokenness and weakness. What will You say- what will You do? Lord we can be startled and terrified in the presence of Your Majesty. But You are not mad us- You are not out to get us! So why are we troubled and why do we question You with such lack of trust in You- the God who bore our infirmities and nailed them to the Cross? Lord, You told St. Faustina that our sins do not wound You as much as our lack of trust does. Jesus, we trust in You and we surrender to You- let us bring all our questions to the throne of Grace!

Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us

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Wednesday In The Octave Of Easter

Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us

What would I not give to you? Ask! Just ask! I will make up royally for your lunch. I offer the stream of My Heart’s love to all who discover My hand asking for help. (He confided so much about what concerned me.) Now I fill your heart with the feeling of My Divinity. Oh, that we might gather together as much as possible. (Jesus) (October 18, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Were not our hearts burning within us while He spoke on the way and opened the Scriptures to us? (Luke 24)


Prayer Meditation: O Lord as we walk the road with You may You come along beside us and open the Scriptures to us! Even when we don’t recognize You, You are always speaking to us and knocking on the door of our hearts (Revelation 3). But are we listening or are we stuck in whatever is in our heads- our grief, our fears, our anxieties and our own ideas about You? May You open our hearts to Your Word and may we always recognize You in the breaking of the bread! O Lord our hearts burn within us with the fire of Your Love!

Why Are We Weeping

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Tuesday In The Octave Of Easter

Why Are We Weeping

“It seems to Me that you have forgotten that I already pronounced these words when I was carrying My Cross, and the holy women were weeping for Me more than for their own sins. Again, I ask pious souls to repent. Repent on behalf of others as well.” (Jesus) (November 10, 1964)

Today’s Readings: Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?”
She thought it was the gardener and said to him,
“Sir, if you carried him away,
tell me where you laid him,
and I will take him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” (John 20)

Prayer Meditation- Lord it is easy in these times to feel a bit like Mary Magdalene. Like the Magdalene, we do not recognize You even though You have never left us and if we listen closely enough, we will be able to hear You softly call our name. Lord, today, fill us with Your Peace and Your Presence which You never deny to anyone who calls to You in faith and let us turn to You and contemplate You truly alive! Alive in our lives and in our world right now. Jesus may we use these times to grow closer to You, rid us of what does not belong to You, as we offer our prayers for the salvation of souls!

Go Tell

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Monday in the Octave of Easter

Go Tell

Make public all that I tell you now: Make the sign of the Cross five times while thinking of My Sacred Wounds. (Jesus) (April 8, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb,
fearful yet overjoyed,
and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them.
They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid.
Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,
and there they will see me.” (Matthew 28)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we see the Holy Women, and we can marvel at their faithfulness. Rewarded for their faith, they are fearful and overjoyed as they gaze at the empty tomb. And then there You are and You tell them not to be afraid but to go tell the Apostles what they have seen. Lord, even in hard times, we know that You are the Risen Lord who tells us not to be afraid. And you so want us to tell others about the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15). That You died for us so that if we repent and believe in our hearts, we can attain salvation, a free gift of Your Amazing Grace! (Romans 10:9). So, Lord, let us run like those faithful women to tell our brothers and sisters the good news of the Gospel- whether it be by word or by our loving actions toward others because He is Risen and He Lives!

We Sing Alleluia- Because He Lives

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Easter Sunday The Resurrection of The Lord- The Mass of Easter Day

We Sing Alleluia- Because He Lives

Why do you think that I am far away, in the heights above you? Really, I am standing right now next to you. (Jesus) (April 7, 1965)


Today’s Readings- Brothers and sisters: If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord we are Easter people and we sing Alleluia! Let us fix our eyes above on You. the Risen One, who is not distant from us and has never left us or forsaken us but who walks with us every day! Because You Live O Lord- we can face tomorrow!

All Who Are Thirsty

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Holy Saturday


All Who Are Thirsty


While we were eating our bread, He allowed me to feel His inner emotions and He breathed His words full of grace into my soul. Jesus said, “May our souls be in harmony. In this way, our hands will gather in unity. (Elizabeth) (October 18,1962)


Today’s Readings:

Thus, says the LORD: All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! Why spend your money for what is not bread, your wages for what fails to satisfy? (Isaiah 55)

Prayer Meditation: O Lord, only You can fill us with Your Living Water- why do we chase after anything else but Your Daily Bread? Your Presence living in us is all that satisfies- as we review our salvation history at the Easter Vigil let our hearts burn within us for the God who burns with love for us