Saturday, April 12, 2008


In another Easter Message #571, to Fr. Gobbi of the MMP, Our Lady stresses Jesus' Glorious Return. She wants our hearts to be open to the joy she experienced when Her divine Son appeared before Her in His glorified body, embraced Her, kissed Her, and led Her by the hand. Mother Mary was the first witness and silent announcement of Jesus return to life!

Our Lady wants us to live these moments with Her. One way would be to pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and meditate on this glorious scene. It will also strengthen us in Faith, Hope and Love as we await Jesus glorious return!

Satan, a murderer from the beginning, has spread his snares in the world causing wars, abortion, euthanasia, genocide, fratricide . . . he wishes even to destroy this world. But meditation on Jesus' glorious return gives us hope and a force for new life; comfort and consolation; courage and confidence. Jesus' glorious return gives us new graces and lights as we live through the times of purification before the Second Coming!

Christ is risen and is in our midst! He is there where two or three are gathered in prayer. He is there in our church, especially at Mass and in all the tabernacles of the world. Turn your gaze towards Him, who will lead us into the Father's kingdom. Turn your gaze upon Our Lady, who is the silent witness of the paschal joy of Easter and Christ's glorious return!

Roman Deacon