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October 27, 2006

October 28th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period  II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for October 28th are Sorrowful.

       

 

October 27, 2006

May the love of God fill the tainted children of Eve with peace, love and joy.

Messenger:       Dear God we thank you for our priests, sisters and brothers. (and deacons)

 

To grow in greater oneness as members of the body of Christ it takes a commitment of our will to do God's will-
To be in our vocation as God intends us to be.
 
In the Blue Books we see how God is a Person longing for His precious souls to have this deep on fire love union with Him.
 
God loves us so much that Jesus remains with us this day truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
 
We see from the messages of the angel at Fatima how Jesus is ignored by many in the Blessed Sacrament in the Sacrament of His greatest love.

Excerpt from Spirituality of Fatima

Before receiving the six apparitions of Our Lady, May through October of 1917, the three Fatima visionaries were visited by an angel on three different occasions during the preceding year. He appeared to them in the spring, summer, and fall. Lucia (now Sr. Lucia) describes the springtime apparition of the angel:

On reaching us, he said: "Do not be afraid! I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me."

Kneeling on the ground, he bowed down until his forehead touched the ground and made us repeat these words three times: "My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You."

Then, rising he said: "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications."

His words engraved themselves so deeply on our minds that we could never forget them. 3

During the summer of 1916, the angel again appeared to the three visionaries. He said to them:

Pray! Pray a great deal. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices continually to the Most High. Make everything you do a sacrifice, and offer it as an act of reparation for the sins by which God is offended, and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to our country in this way.... I am the Guardian Angel of Portugal Accept and bear with submission all the sufferings the Lord will send you. 4

In the fall of the same year, the angel visited the visionaries a final time:

The angel came...bearing a golden chalice in one hand and a Host above it in the other. The amazed children noticed that drops of blood were falling from the Host into the chalice. Presently, the angel left both suspended in mid-air and prostrated himself on the ground, saying this beautiful prayer: "Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and [the intercession of] the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners." 5

Sr. Lucia relates how the angel gave them Communion:

Then, rising, he took the chalice and the Host in his hand. He gave the Sacred Host to me and shared the Blood from the chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:

"Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God." 6

Reflecting upon these messages of the angel, we see how much they contain for our spiritual instruction.

  1. Louis Kondar, SVD, editor, Fatima in Lucia's Own Words [Fatima: Postulation Center, 1976], p. 62. Distributed in the U.S.A. by the Ravengate Press, Cambridge, MA.
  2. Our Lady's Peace Plan, op. cit., pp. 1-2.
  3. Ibid., p. 2.
  4. Fatima in Lucia's Own Words, op. cit., pp. 64-65.

end of excerpt

    

Messenger:        If the priest were so in love with Jesus as their Souse-truly present in the Eucharist there would not be so much dysfunction.
 
The Divine God remains with us through the hands of consecrated priest, longing for our love.
 
The priests and religious should know this most Personal love with Jesus.
In preparation for the beatific vision be longing to unite in an ever deeper Trinitarian union with our God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
 
The strength for vocation for religious is this oneness with God to lead the whole body of Christ into this deep ecstatic union of growing in the mystical marriage with God which reaches to such heights in heaven.
 
But this cannot occur if we allow ourselves to be filled with hate and unforgiveness.
 
Some people says to me Rita I don't know Jesus like you.
 
I tell them they should go to daily Mass and do an hour of adoration if they can and Jesus outpours His grace to them, but they have to work in greater purity in their lives-
wanting only God's will-seeking healing
forgiving our dads and moms and sisters and working through hurts-praying and loving- not harboring deep seated hate that leads to pain.
 
Letting go of generations of anger passed down -like peeling off the layers of an onion.
 
I sat for several years and got the Blue Books people use now, but I always had to work more with the people-
who wants to work on making a community more one and serving God
I do
We have a fantastic mission to circulate this Priestly Newsletter and begin Prayer Chapters, but we have to pray and try to grow to be more perfect like Jesus -letting go of imperfections so to grow in greater oneness.
 
The world today says you must act perfect-
Jesus says- you are imperfect admitting your faults and growing in greater holiness.
 
We need the religious to be about this very deep oneness with God.
 
To teach the people why celibacy is what God wants for His priest and religious
 
And how obedience to superiors stops pandemonium.
 
God is ordered.
 
The devil wants us to be our own god without God.
 
This is what Adam and Eve did in the garden- they disobeyed God.
 
We are wounded from this sin in the garden.
 
I watch the sins of jealousy- blocking God's work for no reason.
 
I watch envy and slothfulness-envy-anger- disobedience to authority- trying to seek dominance-
 
It is God's Plan to be one in more perfect love being like Jesus.
Living more like the most perfect community the Trinity,
 
Priests will teach other priests about being Shepherd's of the Flock
Jesus wants priest and religious to be living a deep Spousal union with Him.
 
Souls are at stake Mary says- dropping into hell like rain-

We need to answer the call to help renew the Church through our prayer and live in oneness and love according to God's plan.
The Father has a Plan He created us.
We are the creatures- we are to be the strong ones in the Church
A light to this troubled world.
Won't you pray with us for the priests, the Church, and the world and circulate this Newsletter Jesus wants and these prayers- yellow and red book by Fr. John for greater holiness among men.
Amen.

 

 

One of the hardest things to do is when adults come together to live as a community and they all come from different dysfunctions, but this is like a little world with all its imperfect ways.
 
The Trinity is Three Persons in one God.
 
There is perfect love in the Trinity.
 
As long as people marry one person they may grow out of some imperfections or adjust to other's bad habits and survive or they may divorce.
 
A person addicted to some substance gets angry to use sometimes.
 
They may be a hot spot waiting to leave.
 
They put their control in the substance.
They are a slave to that substance.
The devil can use that substance, addiction (can be a person, shopping- any addiction)
When they are anywhere they need a fix- they can be controlled by something.
Spending money, if I feel unsettled I can have an addiction buying on the internet- what ever the "candy" is when I feel lonely, frustrated- they can be a "workaholic".
 
The bottom line is we need always to be doing God's will.
That is why we act we are not controlled by an outside addiction.
 
We are the Spouse of Jesus- He makes us happy, but a mother ignoring her little children going to the tabernacle is not doing God's will if she leaves her children.
 
We live with each other, work with each other, but one cannot make another slavishly-dependent on them and expect them not to do God's will because they create a problem when one is being called to do something for God.
 
We always know that our peace lies in doing God's will and satan may try to set up road blocks through others, but we focus on God's will even when they try to tie us up from leaving.
 
When I have an important thing to do- communication with someone who is to help me prepare for the journey may be so trying to almost block what I am doing and I am tested to stay on focus and accomplish what Jesus wants me to do- still be loving and not give into one who is trying to keep me there for some "weird" time-deterrent.
 
Some people may cause problems just to tie up another they want with them- basically they rationalize- being with them even if they are not liking it, is better than not being with them at all.
 
This reasoning can be very selfish and block God's plan through them and in the end hurt others immensely- lots of souls.
 
The key is always focusing on God's will despite distractions, delays, frustrating communication to send two boxes that don't need to go out anyway before your big trip.
 
Focus on God's will.
 
When people from different homes are adults and live together they can grow immensely in the ways of holiness, but selfish pouting ways cannot be given into by adults.
 
In intimate relationships we may wish the other to fill our love desires.
We will never be satisfied on earth. God has it set up this way.
We cannot put another person in a place greater than our relationship with God.
All roads lead to deeper love union- deeper oneness with God- deeper love according to God's will.
 
To want something more than God is to suffer for we must always want His will in all relationships.
Not too close if one is a religious- romantic and not fighting to hate another person.
 
All relationships according to God's will.
The devil wants relationships off in both directions.
Too much romantic when it is not right
too much fighting when there is division and we should be doing God's work with the other person to promote His Kingdom.
Not for selfish gain and our own comfort.
 
In writing this article it is to help renew the Church and the world by being able to work as members of the body of Christ in great oneness helping to accomplish the mission God intends through us.
 
God wants us to be one without sinning- that is He is first- religious should not be romanticly involved except with Jesus-
I can work one with another- we join in one mind and one heart -we are on the same page, but there is not romantic involvement, passions among religious- touching- looking into others eyes passionately etc.
 
God will give us grace if we ask Him to be able to work in great oneness as members of the body of Christ, but not giving into ways that are not for this purpose.
 
Religious take the promise or vow of obedience, celibacy- They will grow in deeper love union with their Spouse Jesus if they give themselves in loving union to Him.

 

Messenger:            Having a vocation with Jesus is
                        having your relationship with Jesus
                        in happy times and suffering. Like the
                        married couple that married for
                        better or worse. Suffering comes

                        you turn to Jesus, the Blue Book,
                        the Word of God, the tabernacle.

                            It is a very damaging way to use
                        a dysfunctional thing to gratify yourself
                        when you are frustrated.

                            Motive

                            You justify the usage of drink,
                        sugar, cigarettes by seeing
                        yourself as a victim and therefore
                        you must use these things for
                        relief. An addictive person can
                        have this personality to justify
                        their addiction.

                            Even when "one" is not suffering
                        stress in a situation, "one" may get angry
                        at nothing to leave and use the
                        substance, whatever it is.
                        They may flee in anger when
                        nothing happened to go get a drink
                        etc., whatever the addiction is.
                        It can be another person, it
                        can be complaining, it can be
                        making themselves a victim,
                        the problem is within themselves.

                            Since sin entered the world
                        we have dysfunction, pain.

                            God is love, in Him there is
                        no darkness.

                            Man is blind, he may hide his
                        sin from himself.

                            To live in oneness we must
                        grow in greater perfection.

                            God gives to us a solid mission
                        to help renew the Church and the world.

                            Paramount is love.

                            Does love motivate my heart?

                            Do I see Jesus as the one I
                                love most?

                            Am I reaching for satisfaction
                                wanting what I want for
                                my own sake, for what
                                I want
or
                                for God's will?

                            What motivates me?

                        Are my intentions really pure
                            for His honor and glory, to love
                            God, to serve God, to want
                            to help the souls of this earth.

                        Am I truthful with myself —
                            for why I act?

                            Dear God help me to let go to
                            love — to put aside - all
                            that is impure — to
                            love - so that I will be
                            likened to You — to not
                            hold onto one thing that
                            may displease you —
                            but to be an instrument of
                            love - to give You honor and
                            glory —
                            not to impress someone or
                            to please myself — (only to
                            do Thy holy will)

                        Let my heart sing with the joy of
                            love —
                            to meditate on Your mysteries
                            to not be

(7 Capital Sins)
    Prideful, Greedy, Envious, give into Anger against God's will,
    Lustful, give into Gluttony, Slothfulness

Messenger:       Help me to recognize that I
                            am imperfect and I have
                            weaknesses —

Dear God,
    I give myself to You —
    I beg for Your grace —
    I want to be holy —
    I want to love for loves sake
    I want to give as You desire
        and not count the cost —
    Help me to smile — to be a
        light to all I touch —

He says

    Let go now -
    Let Me fill your heart with
        love —
    Let go of tension in your
        jaw,
    Let go of anxieties —

Let your heart be open to peace
    and serving God —
I am your Spouse
I am always with you —

Do not fear

Pray - pray in love and
    know how I am listening —

I love your heart to be humble —
    so very pure —
    so focused on Me —
    so loving to Me and
    so loving for the souls —

You are the imperfect children
    of Eve —
Come in love ——

Come in humility —

Live one moment at a time in
    love —

You are at battle with the
    evil one —

Pray to be holy —

Fight for love of God

Fight for love on this earth
        amongst men

Be at peace —
Not wanting things for your own
honor and glory,
but the honor and glory of God —

Do not be addicted to misery
Do not be addicted to drugs
Do not be addicted to sin
Do not be addicted to sex
Do not be addicted to fame
Do not be addicted to honor
Do not be addicted to wealth
Anything that becomes a god
    to you

Is fame your focus?

Is your honor more important than
    anything else?

Have you made a particular
    person your god?

Is your wealth your focus?

Are you really holy?

Do you lie to yourself or are
    you holy because you
    want to serve God and you
    love Me with your whole
    heart, your whole soul and
    your whole being.

Let go then to peace, love and
    joy.

Shout the Good News —

Comfort the hearts paralyzed
    with fear —

Don't give into it I tell
    you —

Love Me above all things —
    be sweet and kind —

Look at the crucifix

 

 

Don't be greedy —

Be thankful —

Rely on My Might

Don't say "give me" "give me"
        "give me"

 

Say God for Your honor and glory —

    I love You so much —

    I thank You God for this moment,
        for this day

    I surrender —

    I pray for all our work in the
        Shepherds of Christ

    Help us God —

    We love You so much.

 

Messenger:       Jesus is truth
                            to be like Jesus we —
 
love

live in
truth

                        We do not deny our sins.

                        We want to be more pure —

                        We ask God to help us let go
                            of bad habits to be like
                            Him.

                        We don't harbor hate.

                        We have not made ourselves a
                            god without God.

                        We want the freedom to live
                            according to God's will.

                        We do not lie to ourselves to
                            others and cover-up our
                            faults and others to
                            keep dysfunction going.

                        We offer up our day - connected
                            in love to God and others
                            in our heart.

                        We are loving in our relationships
                            not harboring hatred
                            not being mean —

                        Letting go of hidden hate
                        Letting go of anger toward
                            others - even our dead
                            parents.

                            God is peace

                            God is love —

                        Living in tension — tight inside
                            wound like a clock shows
                            us something is wrong.

                        Constant tension is not normal.

                        We live for peace
                                         love
                                         joy.

                        We don't love someone one
                            minute and hate them
                            the next —

                        Love is gentle
                                    kind
                            caring for one another —

                        We don't give into helping a
                            person be addicted to
                            misery, hate, sin —
                            this is unloving

                        We build love in our lives
                            like a building.

                        We respect authority —

                        We do not have cycles of
                            abuse, alcohol running
                            our lives —

                        Our focus is to reward us with
                            our addiction — this is wrong!!

                            Joy is love

                            We stay in this phase

                        We don't love one moment and
                            if someone says something
                            to us mean —
                            we are crippled —

                        We know suffering is a part
                            of life —

                        We are actors, not reactors —

                        We respect authority — we are
                            not afraid of it —
                            it is God's way to have
                            order.

                        God is order.


                        We don't give into extremes —
                            all black — all white —

                        We are constant —
                            one with God —

                        Not abusing ourselves with
                            constant negative thoughts
                                    food
                                    drink
                                    hatred
                                    anger


                        We live to be like Jesus —
                            not punish people to get
                            attention like a baby —

                        We allow people to go and do God's
                            will —

                            We don't try to hold onto
                            others in anger — when
                            they must leave
                            tying them up — for selfish
                                control — to have them
                                one way or another

                        We work as one —
                            wanting to promote the
                            Kingdom of God —

                        Living to be like Jesus —

                        Thanking God for His
                            gifts

                        Thanking God —

                        Begging for grace —

                        It is evil to want another
                            to be punished for our
                            revenge —

                            We pray for mentally
                                sick people with
                                love —
                                not hatred in our
                                hearts

                    We are not an enabler to let
                        evil go on in our own
                        place —
                        help the devil —
                        hide it from authority —
                        evil can rot a place —
                        we unveil the workings of
                            satan
                        to hide evil is wrong —

                    Some people are given
                        love and respond in
                        hate — they learned these
                        relationships and still do it at
                        age 60


                    God is faithful


                    Alcohol, drugs can bring very
                        unpredictable behavior
                        hatred
                        anger


                    Anger can be stuffed from
                        generations back


                    We must learn to forgive like
                        peeling an onion — keep
                        working back hatred, anger to
                        live purely in love


                    We must be truthful to
                        ourselves —
                        about ourselves —
                        be truthful before God


                    We are responsible for sins
                        committed —

                    We are responsible for
                        our actions —
 


                    Blaming others for your anger
                        is wrong


                    The truth is freeing


                    Live to love


                    Read the Blue Books


                    Go to Mass


                    Sit before the tabernacle


                    Say this prayer hourly

 

Novena to the Infant of Prague
(to be prayed hourly if possible)

 
          O Jesus, who said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted. 

          O Jesus, who said, "All that you ask of the Father in My Name He will grant you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Your Name that my prayer be granted. 

          O Jesus, who said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My word shall not pass," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.

 

                    Be free —

                    Let go of anger toward
                        mom, dad etc —
                        love them —
                        thank God for what
                        you were given —
                        forgive your parents


                    Pray to heal your bleeding
                        wounds


                    Don't give into
                            blaming others for your sins —
                            wanting to be a god without God.

                            dominance against
                                God's will

                    Do not want validations
                            from others so you
                            get crippled if they
                            do not validate you

                    Babies need this validation —
                        adults are mature — loving God

                    Don't be a reactor —
                        Blow up —
                        look at responses
                            like this —
                        beg to be healed —

                    You can control your
                        reactions

                    To be holy like Jesus —

                    It is your choice —

                    Don't give into sin —

                    If you sin admit it

                        Forgive
                        Love
                        Be truthful

                    Harmony —
                    Order          
like
God

                    Not like this

                        1) Disharmony

                        2) hurting others

                        3) projecting anger on others


                    Is your motive for doing something
                        IMPURE


                    Then check it.

                        Love <——> Hate

                    Love - Hate relationships — if not corrected
                        go to More and more hate — they are
                        hurting another — they
                        must be stopped


                    Loving leads to the light when
                        done according to God's
                        will —
                        leads to be more like
                        Jesus

                    LIKENED TO GOD

                    Advance in holy love —
                        not for one's selfish
                        gain

                    We will answer to God
                        for our sins —
                        how we hurt others —
                        block God's work


                    God gives us gifts to use
                        in love —
                        to have peace and joy


                    Freedom is doing God's will
                    Living to love — Being like Jesus

                    Sin is slavery

                    Dances of co-dependence —
                        that are dysfunctional
                        stop growth.


                       

                       
 

 

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