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Complain, Complain, Complain

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Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Complain, Complain, Complain


“My Divine Blood waters all the particles of your body, making it strong and able to withstand this great martyrdom that you suffer continually without a word of complaint.. (Jesus) (December 12, 1964)

Today’s Readings: Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another, that you may not be judged. Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates. Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered. (James 5)

Prayer Meditation- Lord some days it seems all we do is complain! We complain about the weather, the traffic, our family, our co-workers, our circumstances- not giving a thought that we will account for every word that comes from our mouth (Matthew 12:36). Lord, we are so weak but it is Your Precious Blood that makes us strong so that we can offer all of our prayers, works, joys, and sufferings to You, including those “sandpaper” people You have sent to sanctify us, without complaint!

Salted With Fire

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Thursday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Salted with Fire “Encountering no resistance, the Flame will illumine souls with a gentle light. Those accepting the Flame of Love will be intoxicated by the abundance of graces and they will proclaim everywhere, as I said before, that such a torrent of grace has never been granted since the Word became Flesh.” (Mary) (November 7, 1963)


Today’s Readings: “Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.”

(Mark 9)


Prayer Meditation- Lord we have all been salted with fire- The Fire of the Holy Spirit at our baptisms. And what have we done to keep this fire alive- have we separated ourselves from it by sin, have we become lukewarm and mediocre in our responses to Your Inspirations? Has our salt lost its flavor? Lord we ask today, in a special way for these times, that through the means of the power of the Immaculate Heart of Mary that You would pour Yourself, the Flame of Love, into our souls so that we will proclaim You everywhere in what we think, say, and do!

We Have No Idea

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Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

We Have No Idea


“Look at the plants in your garden, they always climb and try to reach higher. Their flowers wither quickly, but soon new ones open up. The withering of the flower does not show its uselessness because the chalice of withered flowers contains the fertile seed which reproduces the plant.” (Jesus) (June 29, 1964)

Today’s Readings: Beloved: Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town, spend a year there doing business, and make a profit”– you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears.(James 4)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, none of us know what may happen tomorrow. There is a saying that we make plans and You laugh! Lord how much better for us to store treasure in Heaven than to count on it on Earth! (Matthew 6:19-21). Lord we are puffs of smoke, flowers quickly fading and our lives are but a breath but joined with You it is not all useless as our souls contain the fertile seed which allows new plants to grow. These are the plants sown by our pouring into the lives of those we love!

I Am Last

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Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

I am Last

We will even make your faults and sins serve the good of your soul. These will always keep you humble. Always be concerned about humility. Only a very humble soul can fulfill our Cause. (Jesus) (August 16, 1962)

Today’s Readings: When they entered the house, Jesus asked them, “What were you discussing on the way? They fell silent because they were disputing about who was the most important. Sitting down, Jesus taught the Twelve, “If anyone wants to be first he must be the last and the servant of all.” (Mark 9)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we hate to admit it but we all just really love ourselves way too much and we always want to put ourselves in first place. We all have these faults and sins but even these can serve the good of our souls if we but humble ourselves and realize without You we are nothing! Lord help us to take our eyes off ourselves and keep our eyes fixed on You so that we serve You and others with our whole hearts!

Behold Your Mother

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Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

Behold Your Mother

I must tell you, My daughter, that My Mother will not have been more venerated ever since the Word became Flesh, as she will be once she spreads the effect of grace of her Flame of Love in hearts and souls. (Jesus) (August 4, 1963)

Today’s Gospel: When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” (John 19)

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we celebrate Our Mother as Mother of the Church. She was given to us at the Cross- she gave birth to us as Her spiritual children because She is Our Mother in the order of grace. (CCC 966). During these times, we have been given the great grace of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary- She is truly our generation’s ark- the ark of safety to bring us home to You Lord! Spread the effect of grace of thy Flame of Love over all humanity for the conversion of hearts and souls- Her Heart will triumph!

As By A New Pentecost

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Pentecost Sunday

As By A New Pentecost

Through the Flame of Love of the Blessed Virgin, faith will take root in souls, and the face of the earth will be renewed, because ‘nothing like it has happened ever since the Word became Flesh.’ The renewal of the earth, although flooded with sufferings, will come about by the power of intercession of the Blessed Virgin. (Jesus) (March 24, 1963)

Today’s Readings: When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky

a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. (Acts 2)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, today we celebrate the Descent of the Holy Spirit, Your Spirit living in us! The Sanctifier, Sweet Guest of our souls! Lord make us docile to His Holy inspirations! Lord, today, in these times which seem ever darker when it comes to faith in the world, we wait again with expectancy praying with Our Blessed Mother! Come Holy Spirit! Come by the Means of the Power of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

You Follow Me

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Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

You Follow Me

“The words of your spiritual father are Mine. Receive them with the greatest veneration and follow them in holy obedience.” (Jesus) (January 14, 1963)

Today’s Readings: When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus said to him, “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me.” (John 21)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, You know that sometimes obedience to our vocation and state of life can be hard. We look around at others- Lord, what about them? Why do I have to work so hard, suffer this thing, have this pain or illness- we always think the grass is greener and we can even envy the blessings of others. But Lord, You have asked us to follow You- we all have our own journey to walk and path of sanctification that You have designed for us alone. Let us follow You and Your Church in holy obedience with faith that all things come together for good for all of those who love You!

How Far Is The East From The West?

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Friday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

How Far Is The East From The West?


“Say and constantly repeat, ‘My adored Jesus.’ I have told you before how pleasant it is to Me, and even if you say nothing else for a whole hour, repeat it with repentance for your sins. This obtains many graces, forgiveness for sins, and provides peace for souls.” (Jesus) (January 2, 1963)


Today’s Readings: For as the heavens are high above the earth, so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has he put our transgressions from us.(Psalm 103)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, we can so identify with Peter in today’s Gospel (John 21:15-19). How many times have we let You down? How many times have You forgiven us and then given us our mission, a mission only we can fulfill. Let us not let anything get in the way- sin, unforgiveness, guilt, shame but let us confess our sins because You are faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). How far is the East from the West- from one scarred Hand to the Other (Casting Crowns).

I Will Not Be Disturbed

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Thursday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

I Will Not Be Disturbed

I bless your family greatly. I free them from the Evil One who disturbs the family peace. Just trust in Me.” (Jesus) (August 3, 1962)

Today’s Readings: I bless the LORD who counsels me; even in the night my heart exhorts me. I set the LORD ever before me; with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed. (Psalm 16)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, how easy it is to let the storms of life disturb our peace. Family strife, illness, work stress, the times we are living in- you name it, our little boats get rocked pretty easily! We forget Who is sailing with us- it may seem to us that You are sleeping and like the Apostles we scream that we are perishing! (Matthew 8:25). Oh we of little faith! Lord, You are always at our right hand- increase our trust and faith Lord that we would keep our peace and not be disturbed no matter what life is throwing at us!

Living In Truth

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Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time

Living in Truth

Do you know what makes the soul to live in truth? The continuous exercise of prayer and sacrifice. Without these, your souls are sick and will die.” (Jesus) (August 6, 1963)

Today’s Readings: I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the Evil One. They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. (John 17)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, as we read Your beautiful prayer we can hear your care for us in these precious words of Yours. We will live in the world and yet we belong to You! Lord help us to know what makes our souls live in truth- the continuous exercise of prayer and sacrifice. Lord help us to turn off the noise of the world so that we can hear Your Voice in our souls and pray without ceasing giving thanks in all circumstances (I Thessalonians 5:16-18) so that we will always live in Your truth!

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!