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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!

Christ Our Light

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Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Christ Our Light

“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: I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.(John 12)


Prayer Meditation- O Jesus You are the Light of the World- You came as light in Your Incarnation and You come as light in our times to pour out Your Graces into this critical time of darkness. Come Lord Jesus into our hearts and let us not delay in passing this Flame of Love to our neighbors by prayer, sacrifice, and acts of mercy! Let us desire that Your Light would pour out and illumine all hearts so that none would remain in darkness and let us act on this desire in concert with the Holy Spirit and Your Blessed Mother!

Encouragement In The Everyday

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Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Encouragement In The Everyday

Jesus: “You are too immersed in earthly things, My little one.” Jesus: “I did not say that to discourage you. I want to encourage you so that you do not seek relief by looking to the earth in your battles. Look only at Me. I want that, while snuggling yourself right against Me and surrendering to Me in your arduous struggles, you never stop looking only upwards.” (Jesus) (February 7, 1963)

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

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, You encourage us in our everyday battles to seek Your Face! Let us rejoice in Your Grace and encourage others to persevere in remaining faithful in their battles! Let us be like Barnabas and be encouragers because we are filled with the Holy Spirit!

Life Abundant in Christ

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Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Life Abundant in Christ

Let Me give you abundant graces which are stored up in the immeasurable love of My Heart. May our souls be in harmony. May our hearts beat in unison. Draw many souls to Me. May our hands gather in unity. When you also are abandoned, I will never abandon you, I will be with you in every difficult situation. Besides, today I will accompany you with the penetrating glance of My eyes. (Jesus) (February 10, 1963)

Today’s Readings: A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10)


Prayer Meditation- O Lord, You have come so that we may have the abundant life You meant for us to have from the beginning of time, that is union and friendship with You! Your love without measure- let us accept this overflow of Love into our hearts so that we may spread it to others that they too will allow Christ to live in them!

We Are His

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

We Are His


“Understand the ardent longing of My Divinity that I want to satisfy here with you. I delight to be with you because I feel that every beating of your heart is Mine.” (Jesus) (February 25,1964)


Today’s Readings: I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. (John 10)


Prayer Meditation- Lord, You know us and You call to us- we know Your Voice, the One who loves us and will never leave us. The One who lays down His life for us, the sheep! It is hard to comprehend this kind of Love let alone feel worthy of it. Because it is not about what we have done, but what has been done for us! Lord, today, let us give You our everything, no matter how unworthy we feel so that You can give us Your everything in return- only You can make us whole!

Nowhere Else To Go

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Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

Nowhere Else To Go

Believe Me, you cannot say anything greater or more pleasing to Me. For this I came down from Heaven to redeem souls, so they would have eternal life.” (Jesus) (July 20, 1965)

Today’s Readings: Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” (John 6)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, You give Yourselves to us in Word and Sacrament at each Mass! What was a hard teaching is now the reality of Your Presence in the world. Indeed, where else would we run, where else would we go- only You are the answer to the longings of our hearts! Let us reach out to those who have walked away!

Blinded By The Light

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Friday of the Third Week of Easter

Blinded By The Light


My soul, in God’s peace, was filled with thoughts about the good God. I did not even remember my blindness of this morning, and had completely forgotten it. (Elizabeth) (1977)


Today’s Readings: Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. (Acts 9)

Prayer Meditation: O Lord, we go through life with scales on our eyes blind to Your goodness- each going our own way until we sink into darkness. Yet You never give up on us! If we need to be knocked down and blinded by life to finally see You it will be allowed- that is how much You love us! Let us forget our former blindness and let the scales fall off of our eyes and begin again in You!

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!