Following Him

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Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Following Him

“You must be selfless, for we will entrust you with a great
mission and you will be up to the task. However, this is only possible if you
remain totally selfless, abjuring yourself. That mission can be bestowed upon
you only if you also want it out of your free will.” (Jesus) (Biography 1962)

Today’s Readings: As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. (Mark 1)

Prayer Meditation- Lord You ask us to follow You and You ask us to come after You but do You really mean leave it all behind? Do you really just want us to throw whatever it is we are doing down and walk with You? Well for most of us, the lay faithful, the call is not leaving the world behind but we are called to be in it but not of it (John 17:6). Lord, You know well what attachments still tether us to the Earth- it does not matter if it is a chain or a little string, (St. John of the Cross), we are still not totally free. Lord help us as we enter Lent in a few short weeks to examine what it is that needs to be abandoned out of love for You. Let us desire to walk ever closer to You every day holding nothing back!

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Come Alive!

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Saturday of the Second Week of Ordinary
Time

Come Alive!

“I will explain the words, “True God
and true Man.” If this were not true, how could you come closer to Me? I let
Myself be known to you as true God and true Man. Not only you, but all those
who eat My Body and drink My Blood. As true God, I penetrate your heart and as
true Man, I speak to you. (Jesus) (March 4, 1964)

Today’s
Readings: 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- O Lord, You are True God and True Man- through Your Sacrifice offered to the Father You cleanse us of all that is dead in us so that we can worship in spirit and in truth! It is You that call us into close union with You- we cannot do this for ourselves! Lord let us worship You and seek You in Your Word, Sacraments, and through, in and with the Holy Spirit! Lord help our dry bones (Ezekiel 37) and dead hearts come alive in You- breathe on us!

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Draw Me Close To You- Never Let Me Go!

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Day of Prayer For The Legal Protection Of The Unborn

Draw Me Close To You- Never Let Me Go!

“My
little one, whenever a magnet attracts something to itself, it does not let go
because that would be against the laws of nature. So, I never let go of you or
of anyone else because that would be against the law of My Divine Tenderness.”
(Jesus) (August 3, 1964)

Today’s Readings: I will put my laws in their
minds
and I will write them upon their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.(Hebrews 8)

Prayer Meditation- Lord please write Your law of love in our minds and our hearts- draw us close to You! Lord never let us go- attract us like a magnet to Your Sacred Heart of Divine Tenderness filled with love for us!

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He Is Able

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Memorial of Saint Agnes

He Is Able

Jesus: “My little one, write down what I now dictate: …You are mine and this is your guarantee. After your death, will abound in the treasures of your heart those who will know, bless and glorify God. God helped you with His boundless grace to have a life filled with treasures. Those who will live after you on earth can draw abundantly from these treasures. They will be able to follow the simple road of your life. By this path, they also can reach Me.” (November 17-18, 1964)

Today’s Readings: Jesus is always able to save
those who approach God through him,
since he lives forever to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord You are able always to save us and make us new- You make continual intercession for us. Let us really take this in today. We try so hard to make things happen under our own power and it can so frustrating! Lord Jesus, help us to call out to You to send us Your Neverfailing Grace! It is only by Your Grace that we become able to do Your Will in the present moment of each day. Lord You are able always- we lean on You today and not our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)

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Stretch Out Your Hand

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Second Wednesday of Ordinary Time

Stretch Out Your Hand

I constantly stretch out My hand asking for help. I go from
heart to heart and I receive only a small donation. Then they quickly close the
door of their heart and I can hardly cast a glance inside.” (Jesus) (May 2, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out and his hand was restored. (Mark 3)

Prayer Meditation- Lord You are always stretching out Your Hand to us- You want to walk with us and live inside our hearts! But do we stretch out our hands to You- Lord what is withered and dry and broken in us that we can stretch out to You for healing and restoration? Lord help us not to leave You the crumbs of our days but to let You inside- Lord keep us connected to Your Sacred Heart beating in unison with ours!

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Feeling Sluggish?

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Tuesday
of the Second Week of Ordinary Time

Feeling Sluggish?

“Get to work and do not be lazy. I will help all of you in an almost miraculous way, and my help will always continue. Trust me. Act quickly. Do not put off my Cause to another day.” (Mary) (October 19, 1962)

Today’s Readings: We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope until the end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who, through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises. (Hebrews 6)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, You have promised that those who endure to the end will be saved (Matthew 24). Lord sometimes it can be so difficult to exercise faith and patience in our daily life, it can be a real struggle. It is so easy to become sluggish and mind numb in our daily duties. Yet, Lord, especially those of us consecrated to You through Mary, have every help from Heaven to succeed in the spiritual life if we just do our part! Lord grant us fortitude and perseverance today!

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Out With The Old

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Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary
Time

Out With The Old

Your bad temper will go on, but out of this evil nature, I will accomplish a masterpiece if you agree to submit to My Divine Hand. Simply surrender to Me like the wine grapes that are pressed and transformed into wine, which will become My Precious Blood. You also will be intoxicated with My Precious Blood, but only if you are transformed and purified, just like the must, or like the wheat transformed in My Sacred Body, once it has been ground. You also will transform yourself only once you have been ground down and your miserable nature divinized. (Jesus) (September 24, 1963)

Today’s Readings: Likewise, no one pours new
wine into old wineskins.
Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins,
and both the wine and the skins are ruined.
Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins.” (Mark 2)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord sometimes we wonder if we are really fresh wineskins into which You can pour the wine of Your Spirit. So much of the old nature gets in the way- the little pebbles of our human wills! Lord we can’t rid ourselves of our faults and weaknesses ourselves! It is only the vehicle of trust and surrender to You that allows You to do Your Work in us- we are nothing and You are all! Lord work Your masterpiece of Grace in our souls!

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Learning to Listen

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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Leaning to Listen

Let each word be like a
seed planted so those listening produce an abundant harvest.” (Mary) (July 26,
1971)

Today’s Readings: When Samuel went to sleep in his place, the LORD came and revealed his presence, calling out as before, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we say so many words, we will give an account some day for every careless word that we say (Matthew 12). But how much are we really listening to You? We may even say, the Lord does not speak to me, maybe the prophets or people in the Bible or very holy saintly people hear from God, but not me. But we know that is not true because You told us that Your sheep hear Your Voice! (John 10). Lord, please help us to really listen to You- to pick up the Gospels each day and put ourselves in the scene, what are You saying to me today? And as we meditate, we will be led to mental and silent prayer where we speak to You from the heart just like the Friend that You are. Help us listen in the silence of our hearts to what You want to say to us! Lord, help us to take what limited time we may have to open our hearts and minds to Your Word and Your Presence in our time of prayer and even in Adoration or at Mass if we can get there each day!

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Feeling Righteous?

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Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Feeling Righteous?

My Elizabeth, I want you to pray so the number of repentant and grateful souls
may grow from day to day.” (Jesus) (August 7, 1963)

Today’s Readings: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus heard this and said to them, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” (Mark 2)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, who are we at this dinner party- who do we identify with as we meditate on this scene? Do we see ourselves as the sinners? Or are there days quite honestly when we act like the scribes and the Pharisees? Are we just part of some Christian/Catholic Club that prays the right prayers and spends time in our parishes with people like us in ministries where we preach to the choir? Do we get even righteously angry about the state of affairs in the Church and our world but spend our time on the Internet reading and not time in Adoration praying? Because I don’t know about you but I am feeling guilty as charged! Because Lord the truth is I was Matthew- I was all things unholy (St. Francis of Assisi) when You called me to follow You and anything good in me comes from You and You Alone! Lord the key I believe is to remember our littleness and helplessness in the light of Your Grace which reaches down to fill our souls with what we need in every moment of every day. And when we walk in that Grace, we can then extend that Grace to all that we meet and pray and sacrifice for them, not for ourselves. Then the number of repentant and grateful souls will grow from day to day because You have increased in us and we have decreased. (John 3:30)

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He Saw Their Faith

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Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

He Saw Their Faith

Jesus: “Oh, how this pleases Me! So few times have I enjoyed participating in such an intimate banquet. The souls that make reparation and faithfully follow My desires are so few. (Jesus) (October 18, 1962)

Today’s Readings: They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we read in the Gospel about the persistence of four friends who would not take no for an answer- too crowded, no worries, let’s just open up the roof and break through! We all want friends like that and we all want to be friends like that because we know that while there may be many obstacles in the way, what our loved ones really need is You! So how are we doing with this? Because in these days it is very common to have even the closest family members away from faith- We say we want the best for our family. But do we really if we are not paying attention to their souls? Lord please help us- if we can’t do the merciful deed or say the merciful thing let us at least say the merciful prayers (Divine Mercy in My Soul) and make sacrifices so that our loved ones would respond to Your Grace! Thank You Lord for the means You are giving us in our times through the Flame of Love to blind Satan and bring everyone to safety on the Ark of Mary! So let’s raise the roof and let’s leave no one behind.

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While It Is Today

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Thursday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

While It Is Today

Jesus: “When you handled the hardening material, you had to do your work with great circumspection. You had to set aside the material that was harder than permitted. It was returned to the furnace and melted again. Many times, My little one, I have to melt again those hardened souls in the furnace of My love. I do not want them to be wasted material. My little one, accept that I also meld you within the flame of My love. I do this to form you according to the demands of My Heart. Only in this way, was your later formation possible. (Jesus) (November 10, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Take care, brothers and sisters,
that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful
heart,
so as to forsake the living God.
Encourage yourselves daily while it is still
“today,”
so that none of you may grow hardened by the
deceit of sin.
We have become partners of Christ
if only we hold the beginning of the reality firm
until the end. (Hebrews 3)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, how You lament the hardness of our hearts. So hardened by sin and the cares of this life that we do not hear Your Voice and our hearts grow ever harder. Lord, You so yearn to mold us by throwing our hardened souls into the furnace of Your Love so that none would be wasted. Just as You did not want to waste the leftover fragments following the miracle of the loaves and fishes. You seek to mold us every day by Your sweet inspirations and, when we do not listen, by our circumstances, that we would turn to You with humble trust and surrender. Lord helped us to be encouraged and to encourage each other while it is still “today” because tomorrow is not promised. We are not only partners with You but coheirs (Romans 8:17) as Your children if we would but remain faithful to the end!

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Early To Rise

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Wednesday of the First Week of
Ordinary Time

Early to Rise

At the dawn prayer, while I was meditating, I saw again the penetrating glance
of the Lord’s eyes. (Elizabeth) (January 14, 1963)

Today’s Readings: Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Simon and those who were with him pursued him and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.” He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also.(Mark 1)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, You spent Yourself every day doing good during Your Public Ministry but You never failed to rest and to take time for prayer even if it meant getting up before everybody else. Lord, we all need our deserted places where we can pray each day- it can be just a small corner of a room but we need to go there each day and meditate on Your Word and pray, even for five minutes. Lord help us to imitate You each day and take time to pray and charge our batteries in the Silence of Your Sacred Heart so that when it is time to work we can say with You, let us go on to the nearby villages!

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Quieting Our Souls

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Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time
Quieting Our Souls

He also told me to maintain the quiet and peace of my soul because Satan wants to strip me of the grace of abandonment to God. (Elizabeth) (January 18-19, 1963)

Today’s Readings: All were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.” (Mark 1)

Prayer Mediation- O Lord only You have the authority to set us free from whatever is in the way of You! Help us to quiet our souls- the enemy of our souls wants agitation but You bring true peace!

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Following Jesus

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Monday of the First
Week of Ordinary Time

Following Jesus

The souls
that make reparation and faithfully follow My desires are so few. (Jesus) (October
18, 1962)

Today’s
Readings:

Jesus said to
them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Then they left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, we have decided to follow You- help us to leave the world behind and walk with You!  May our feet journey together, may our hands gather in  unity! May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father. Lord help us to follow Your desires, Your most Holy Will which is love and mercy itself! Help us to increase the number of souls that will make reparation and follow You through the Flame of Love Devotion!

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Put On Christ- Baptism of Our Lord

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Baptism of Our Lord

Put
On  Christ

“In Baptism, My heavenly Father gave
all of you the most beautiful robe of sanctifying grace. In spite of this, you
do not take care of it. Is there any father who has suffered more than I, so
that this robe of sanctifying grace can regain its whiteness? I instituted the
Sacrament of Penance, yet you make no use of it. For this, I have sweated
blood. For this, I was crowned with thorns. I let Myself be nailed to the wood
of the Cross. I endured unspeakable suffering.” (Jesus) (May 1962)

Today’s
Readings: It happened in those days
that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee 
and was baptized in the Jordan by John.
On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens
being torn open 
and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him.
And a voice came from the heavens, 
“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well
pleased (Mark 1)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord You have given us the most beautiful baptismal gown- Your sanctifying grace! O Lord how we have let this white garment become stained, yet in Your Mercy You let us come again and again to the Throne of Grace through the Sacrament of Confession. Let us never take Your Mercy for granted- we can never know the number of our days. Let us put on Christ each day through prayer, reading of Your Word, and the Sacraments!

Getting Out Of The Way

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Saturday After Epiphany

Getting Out of the Way

Sacrifice and prayer! These are your instruments. The goal is to bring about the powerful work of salvation! (Jesus) (July 22-23, 1963)

Today’s Readings: He must increase; I must decrease. (John 3)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, so many times I am in the way of Your Work. That I cannot surrender the little pebble of my will so that I would be filled with Your Divine Will.  I forget the basics- prayer and sacrifice all for love of You It is Your Work- I am but an unprofitable servant! Show me how to decrease so that You can increase in me.

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Grace Poured Out

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Friday After Epiphany

Grace Poured Out

Jesus: “You see, such is the soul that recollects before My altar but which, for years, has not kept itself clean. It does not look within, it comes into My presence out of habit. It also comes before Me with a layer of dust as thick as a finger on its soul.” (Jesus) (December 22,  1963)

Today’s Readings: “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do will it. Be made clean.” (Luke 5)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, only You can wash away our sins and make us clean- You pour out Your Grace every day in the sacraments and heal us from all of our ills. Lord, how sad it is that so many come out of habit and not love. Who do not even see the dust that has accumulated on their souls. Lord, how many times is that us? If we are honest, more times than we would like to admit. But Lord, if You wish, You can make us clean if we but bring ourselves to the throne of Grace in humility and poverty of spirit, recognizing that we are nothing and You are all!

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Set Me Free

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Thursday After Epiphany

Set Me Free

You know how my Heart is immensely in pain. Satan is sweeping souls away in a
terrifying way.(Mary ) (May 14, 1962)

Today’s Readings:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.(Luke 4)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, You and only You can set the captives free from sin and death. Only You can open the eyes of our hearts! Only You can set us free from all that weighs us down and oppresses us! Lord Jesus set me free!

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His Kind of Perfect

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Wednesday After Epiphany

His Kind of Perfect

Oh, how many, many souls receive My abundant graces, but they are not prepared, and the purifying water of My love drains out. Their souls lose this grace.  (Jesus) (November 17-18, 1964)

Today’s Readings: There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love (1 John 4)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord this year help us not to allow fear to get in the way of Your Perfect Love. Many things can get in the way of Your Grace- fear, distrust, anxiety, worry, and the distractions of this world yet You are always passing by our boats (Mark 6) as in today’s Gospel, as we struggle in the wind and waves. Make us perfect in Your Love and Your kind of Perfect which is not perfectionism but union with You!

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He Loved Us First

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He Loved Us First

Beloved, I am waiting for you with a loving heart. God is calling you with His infinite love.” (Jesus) (September 23-24 1964)

Today’s Readings: In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only-begotten Son into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. (1 John)

Prayer Meditation: Lord, sometimes it is so hard for us to believe and take in that indeed, You have loved us first. That You love us with an infinite love! Lord You came so that we may have life and life abundant! (John 10). Let nothing hold us back from Your Loving Embrace today!

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