A REFLECTION ON MESSAGE #34
IN THE MMP BLUE BOOK
I believe this is the first time Mother Mary is mentioning the Cenacle. Just what is a Cenacle, you ask? Our Lady wants the priests and laity of her great white army, Her Marian Movement to form prayer groups, even from 2 or 3 souls, who will meet at least weekly to pray together and with Her. "Where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them (Matt. 18:20).
Those words are, of course from Jesus, but Mary says that She will be there too! Just like She was with the Apostles and disciples in the Upper Room, called the Cenacle, united in prayer and receiving the Holy Spirit, so She wants to be with her Priests and with us too. So, where 2 or 3 (or more) are gathered under the umbrella of the MMP, there is a Cenacle.
As we gather around Our Lady in prayer She will nourish and form us; we will grow in perfect consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And because we are praying with Mary and united with each other, how efficacious is that prayer! Our Lady loves it when we assist at or celebrate Holy Mass, recite the Liturgy of the Hours, and pray Her Holy Rosary!
In the Cenacle we are to live as true brothers and sisters, loving and helping each other, in the company of our true Mother, Mary. There is too much loneliness and abandonment today. We must really be brothers and sisters where no one feels alone or left out. Meanwhile we await the decisive moments when Our Lady will call us forth to proclaim, with courage, the divinity of Jesus, the reality of Our Lady's place as Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of all Graces and Advocate, the truth of our beloved Church under the leadership of the Holy Father, and all the truths of the Gospel! By our example many souls will return to the True Faith and be saved! For now we wait and pray and prepare ourselves for the great struggle ahead.
Are you up to it? The Lord says, "Without Me, you can do nothing!" Let us unite ourselves everyday with Jesus, Our Savior, in Holy Communion, so that He can give us the strength to "fight the good fight!" By the way, I make spiritual communions often, when I can't receive in person. Here is a short prayer:
My Jesus, really present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, since I cannot receive Thee now under the sacramental veil, I beseech Thee with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the Immaculate heart of Your Holy Mother, and abide with me forever, Thou in me and I in Thee in time and in eternity.Roman Deacon