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Loving One Another With Joy

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Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle

Loving One Another With Joy

Our Lady allowed me to feel in my soul the wonderful union of the saints. I was filled with an indescribable joy. (Elizabeth) (November 4, 1962)


Today’s Readings: “I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.(John 15)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, we read today about complete joy- the joy that comes from union with You! Lord You have laid down Your Life for us- enduring the Cross because of the joy that was set before You (Hebrews 12:2). You ask us to do the same- in union with You Lord help us to love those in our path today and joyfully carry the cross that You have given us, as a gift from all eternity, from Your inmost Heart (St. Francis de Sales). Let us truly love one another, not complaining and dragging our crosses, but with joy and peace laying down our lives and our wills even in the face of those sandpaper people who rub us the wrong way! And even when those people may be our family, our friends, and our co-workers!

Peace in Trouble- He Has Conquered The World

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Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Our Lady of Fatima

Peace in Trouble- He Has Conquered The World


“Now that my Flame of Love has conquered your soul, you must seek with all your might everything I have entrusted you. I give to everyone the power to act. By the effect of grace of my Flame of Love, I will enkindle a light in your soul so that your initial trust remain courageous.” (Mary) (November 21, 1963)


Today’s Readings: I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” (John 16)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, we know that each day we will have trouble. We will have trouble until You call us home. Yet, You call us to Your peace, the peace that can live in us if we but call Your Name in the midst of our storms. Lord, You have conquered the world- You have conquered sin and death! Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, may the Flame of Your Love Lord enkindle a light in our souls that we would walk today in trust and courage! Our Lady of Fatima pray for us!

Consecrated In Truth

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Seventh Sunday in Easter

Consecrated in Truth


Jesus: “Rest in peace. I am going to look for hearts.” As I felt His presence leaving me, I called to Him, “Where are You going, my adored Jesus?” He answered me with a troubled voice. Jesus: “I am just going. First, I visit the souls consecrated to Me and offer them My graces again and again.” (Jesus) (September 1, 1963)


Today’s Readings: Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.” (John 17)


Prayer Meditation- Today we meditate on Your prayer for us- for all of us faithful! Lord Jesus, You consecrated Yourself for us so that we may be consecrated in truth! You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Lord every day You visit us with Your Grace- help us Lord to live safe on the Rock of Your Truth today and  every day ! As we go out into a world that asks “what is truth” or states “your truth is your truth and my truth is my truth” what a relief it is to rest in the Loving Arms of Your Truth which will never let us go if we rest in You!

In His Name

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Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

In His Name

Ask the Father in My Name and He will grant you whatever you ask for on My behalf. Have confidence and always refer to the Flame of Love of My Holy Mother because the Three Divine Persons are obligated to her. (Jesus) (October 19, 1962).

Today’s Readings: Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name;
ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. (John 16)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, why do I feel like You keep asking us to ask You for anything. And why does it seem that we really do not ask You for anything- at least not with the Holy boldness we read about in Hebrews 4:16, to go boldly to the Throne of Grace. Why are our prayers, in a word, wimpy, so afraid to really ask You and say out loud what we really need? Because You are our loving Father who is not about to give us snakes when we really need fishes (Luke 11:11). In fact in that Gospel of Luke we read further about persistent prayer. To “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Even when it is midnight and the door has been long closed! So let’s do it- do we need healing or a miracle perhaps? Or for circumstances to change? Or just for peace in the storm? Lord may we just ask and ask with confidence holding Our Mother’s Hand and in Your Holy and Mighty Name! May our humble prayers be Your Command in Your Most Holy and Divine Will, Fiat! We believe, we receive!

Many People In This City

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Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Many People In This City

Mary: “You can only explain my Flame of Love to others by speaking about it. You have no right to be silent because of cowardice, pride, negligence or fear of sacrifice. (Mary) (July 26, 1971)

Today’s Readings: One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,
“Do not be afraid.
Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.
No one will attack and harm you,
for I have many people in this city. (Acts 18)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, especially today, like St. Paul we may all feel afraid to share the Gospel. All we have to do is post something on Facebook to a general audience and watch what happens or say something at a social gathering about faith and check out the response. Our world has become secular. But is it really that or perhaps is it that there is a very loud minority that would want us silent? Because the fact of the matter is that there are many people who have faith and many others who are looking for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15). Lord, I have never known anyone who has turned down prayer or an encouraging word. So let us not be afraid but go on speaking and not let human respect get in the way. How can they know unless someone teaches them ? (Acts 8:31). Blessed Mother, spread the effects of Grace of The Flame of Love over all humanity!

Waiting For The Power From On High

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Solemnity of the Ascension

Waiting for the Power from On High


Have total confidence in Me, this is the key to My Heart. Put aside your doubts. The Holy Spirit whom you invoke frequently will take possession of your soul through Our Mother, His favorite. (March 4-7, 1962)


Today’s Readings: He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, with the Ascension we enter now the time of waiting with great expectancy! You are in Heaven but the promised Spirit has yet to enter hearts! Many of us Lord wait with expectation- we may be waiting to hear about a doctor’s report, waiting to hear about a job or promotion, waiting for a new baby, waiting for a loved one to pass. It is not up to us to know the time or seasons . But we have been promised power when the Holy Spirit comes upon us! We have that power living in us! Lord as we spend the next ten days waiting for Pentecost let us gather with Our Mother, the Mother of the Church in the upper room in fervent and devout prayer! Come Holy Spirit, Come by the means of the power of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Live and Move and Have Our Being

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Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Live and Move and Have Our Being

“My little one, your profound sorrow for sins will move many to repentance, and sinners will return to Me.” (Jesus) (April 15, 1964)

Today’s Readings: He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being,’ (Acts 17)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, it seems that the world, at least in the West has become like Athens where St. Paul was preaching. The people are “religious” but it is for idols made from human hands- it really is no different today. St. Paul preached about Your Goodness Lord and Your Providence that we would seek You in whom we live and move and have our being. We cannot take even one breath without you! Lord, let us have profound sorrow for the sins of the world and offer our loving acts of prayer and sacrifice that sinners would return to You.

Chain Breaker

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Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Chain Breaker

Let Him chain me to His Sacred Feet so I would always be united to Him. Thus, I would always feel sheltered. He then asked me to renounce myself because I tend to be distracted and worldly. (Elizabeth ) (1961-1962)

Today’s Readings: But Paul shouted out in a loud voice, “Do no harm to yourself; we are all here.” He asked for a light and rushed in and, trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your household will be saved.” (Acts 16)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, we read about Paul and Silas in prison, and yet it was the guard and so often us who are in chains. The earthquake that opened the prison doors was the opportunity for the guard to come to You to be saved! So often Lord, it is the earthquakes in our lives that come out of nowhere that do just that- that cause us to tremble in fear and yet if we reach out to You, we will be set free from the chains of sin and darkness that have kept us in prison. Lord help us not to return to being worldly and distracted, to our old lives- break our chains so that we can live united to You!

Living In The Spirit-Real Time

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Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Living in the Spirit- Real Time

Jesus: “And I tell you: From now on, no longer speak of yourself. The ‘I’ in you must cease completely. Let there be only Me for you. That is your real life.” (Jesus) (May 16, 1963)

Today’s Readings: Today’s Readings: Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. (John 15)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, You have promised that You will send the Advocate. In fact, if we are baptized and confirmed You indeed have. Lord sometimes it gets so confusing- there are the gifts and the fruits but we can so often wonder if any of this is actually working in our lives. Yet Lord, You meant for Your Spirit to guide us in our real lives, real time! Lord, send us anew Your Spirit of Truth- let Him testify to You so that we can testify that this same Spirit that rose Jesus from the grave lives in us! (Romans 8:11) Come Holy Spirit with all of Your Gifts- let Your Peace rule in our hearts (Colossians 3:15).

Astounded by The Holy Spirit

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Sixth Sunday of Easter


Astounded by The Holy Spirit


While the Lord poured out His Spirit in my soul, I felt the Holy Spirit breathe upon me a different level of grace, so I could overcome temptations. (Elizabeth) (April 20, 1962)


Today’s Readings: While Peter was still speaking these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word. The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles also, (Acts 10)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, are we astounded still by The Holy Spirit? Do we truly have a relationship with The Holy Spirit? Do we understand the gifts- are we manifesting the fruit? Lord so many of us have only a passing relationship with The Holy Spirit. Yet it is the Spirit who prays for us in groanings when we do not have the words and helps us in our weakness (Romans 8:26). Without You Lord, we can do nothing! Lord, help us to be docile to The Holy Spirit, let us pray Come Holy Spirit, renew the face of the Earth (Psalm 104). Come Holy Spirit, come by the means of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Chosen Out Of The World

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Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Chosen Out Of The World

“That first meeting was the great step, My little one, when My Mother entrusted you to Me in a special way. Since then, My little one, you have been flying like an arrow towards Me. In your flight, never turn to look back at earth so that the world’s noise does not bother you.” (Jesus) (April 8, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Today’s Readings: Jesus said to his disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world. (John 15)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, You have chosen us out of the world. Not to go live in some cloister somewhere, at least most of us who live in families and have jobs and are living the day to day life. But You have called us to come away from the world’s noise and to keep our eyes fixed on You in our sojourn here on Earth. Lord, many of us have felt it as we grow closer to You- friends and family who don’t “get” all the changes in us. Or how we view what was so important to us before in our work and our entertainments as so much straw! (Thomas Aquinas). Lord help us not to look back but to look up because we are Your children now- what we will be we do not know but we know we will be like You! (1 John 3:2). Help us to fly to You Lord today!

Do We Still Not Know Him?

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Feasts of St. Philip and Saint James


Do We Still Not Know Him?


“Elizabeth, a long time ago, when you did not think of Me, I was always there. I kept you from falling on the icy and slippery road of life. At that time, you did not believe that I was protecting you from so many falls. I was watching closely each footstep you were taking.” (Jesus) (January 26, 1966)


Today’s Readings: Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? (John 14)


Prayer Meditation: Lord, so often we are like Philip. We can even be believers trying to follow You earnestly and still not get it! Because seeing You is seeing The Father- The Good Good Father who not only watches over us but directs our steps even while we make our plans and think we are so in control (Proverbs 16:9). Even when we do not know it, You have been there all along protecting us from so many falls. Lord increase our faith and our trust today so that we can say with confidence that You are God alone and we will love You with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength! (Deuteronomy 6).

Complete Joy

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Memorial of Saint Athanasius

Complete Joy

“Be My servant! Be always joyful! Every day that you serve Me must be a feast. Do not let anyone or anything that disturbs your cheerful spirit come near your soul. Take good care of your nuptial garment and let it radiate happiness. Wherever you go, let it be felt that you partake every day in the heavenly banquet (Jesus) (August 16, 1962)

Today’s Readings: If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love. “I have told you this so that
my joy might be in you and
your joy might be complete.

Prayer Meditation- O Lord so often we do not think of this about You but You really want to have joy in us- complete joy! I have heard it said that a sure sign of the Holy Spirit in a soul is joy! And in Your Word You tell us that the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10), that joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30) and that joy is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5). So why often do we let life steal our joy? Lord may we have a cheerful spirit and may we radiate happiness because we partake every day in the heavenly banquet at Mass if we so choose and as St. Teresa of Avila has said so perfectly save us from gloomy saints!

Staying Connected

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Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Staying Connected

Did you forget that I wanted you to renounce all distracting literature? Let your life be one of contemplation, prayer and sacrifice. (Jesus) (September 2, 1963)

Today’s Gospel: Today’s Readings:

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. (John 15)


Prayer Meditation: O Lord, there is so much in our world that distracts us from Your Voice and Your Will. Our time on Earth is short and distractions are just wasted time! Help us to stay connected to You, the One True Vine by prayer and by offering every moment to You! Let us not just take up space but may we truly bear fruit (Galatians 5)! May we stay connected to You as we unplug from the world.

Peace He Gives Us

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Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Peace He Gives Us

Jesus: “Calm down, My little one. There is no reason to lose the peace of your soul over such a question. (Jesus) (September 1, 1964)

Today’s Readings: Jesus said to his disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. (John 14)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord so many things disturb our peace- questions, worries, fears, our own weaknesses and sins. On our own we are shipwrecked. Yet You always bring Your Peace- no matter what questions we have or fears that trouble us. You calm the seas of our souls. Let us call on You Jesus and not let our hearts ever be troubled!

Dwelling In Him

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Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena

Dwelling In Him

Jesus: “I’ll wait for you at home. When you arrive, I will be in our little dwelling.” (Jesus) (September 1, 1963)

Today’s Readings: Jesus answered and said to him,
“Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. (John 14)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord we love You, we adore You and we thank You because You have promised that whoever loves You will keep Your Word and You will love him and make Your Dwelling with him. And that the Holy Spirit will come and teach and remind us of everything You have taught us and want to teach us. O Lord, You want to dwell in  our souls not just in Heaven but on Earth and You wait for us in the little homes of our hearts and souls if we would just open the door because You stand at the door and knock! (Revelations 3). It is in You that we live and move and have our being (Acts 17) even as we hold these treasures You give us in jars of clay (2 Corinthians 4). Today Lord we celebrate Saint Catherine of Siena who gave us her wonderful dialogues with You! She tells us that the soul is in God and God is in the soul and that You are closer to us than water is to a fish!. O Lord may we today have that same intimate dialogue with You, Our God, Our Father, Our Savior, and Our Closest Friend with total love and confidence in You and may You make Your dwelling in us! Breathe in our breathing, think in our thinking, speak in our speaking for Your Glory God and for the good of all souls!

Nothing Without You

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Fifth Sunday of Easter


Nothing Without You


“My adored Jesus, how silent You are in my soul. I have only a one-way conversation with You. You know that I am weak and sinful. Without You, I am a miserable nothing. I live by the grace of abandonment to You.” (Elizabeth) (January 4, 1963)


Today’s Readings: I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. (John 15)


Prayer Meditation- Lord Jesus- You are the true Vine- we are but branches. We can do nothing on our own. You care for us by pruning us so that we can bear fruit- the fruits of The Spirit (Galatians 5). Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control- how is that going for us- is that the fruit others see when they see us? Do we need pruning? Lord, the key is to remember that of ourselves we are nothing- Lord give us the grace of abandonment to You because it is only Your tender care of our souls that will produce the fruit You are planting in due season (Galatians 6:9).

All In

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Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter

All In

Do you want to continue being an instrument? Do you want to climb with Me the Mount of Calvary, the Golgotha? If so, your place is beside the Mother of Sorrows. The Flame of Love of her heart that she wishes to enkindle on earth through you demands a total commitment on your part.  (Jesus) (March 24, 1963)

Today’s Gospel: For so the Lord has commanded us, I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 13)

Prayer Meditation: O Lord Paul and Barnabas and all the Apostles were all in! Being all in is scary- it involves sacrifice and commitment and pushing forward, not looking back. Yet if we climb with You on the road to Calvary, You have promised us every spiritual blessing including Our Mother who is waiting for our fiat to pour out Her Flame of Love on a hurting world! Let us meditate and prepare ourselves to be His instruments!

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

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Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

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.” (Jesus) (November 17-18, 1964)

Today’s Readings:

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? (John 14)

Prayer Meditation: O Lord, You have prepared a place for us with You and the Blessed Mother and all the angels and saints! How could we ever be troubled? We are Your instruments to lead souls to You- nothing we give You, no matter how little and insignificant it may seem, is wasted when united in love to You Jesus!

Casting Our Cares On Him

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Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist

Casting Our Cares On Him

I, your Master, will care for you. I will free you from every worry. I only want to be everything to you so that nothing ties you to the earth. You can see by My solving your problem, your heavenly Father knows what you need.” (Jesus) (April 20, 1964)

Today’s Readings: So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time.
Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5)

Prayer Meditation- O Jesus, You free us from all of our fears and worries if only we cast our cares on You! O Lord let us with humility and joy make You our everything- let nothing keep us from You because You are bigger than all of our fears! Jesus we trust in You!