The door to heaven - Medjugorje!
(c)Mary TV 2011
June 11, 2012
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children, I am continuously among you because, with my endless love, I desire to show you the door of Heaven. I desire to tell you how it is opened: through goodness, mercy, love and peace - through my Son. Therefore, my children, do not waste time on vanities. Only knowledge of the love of my Son can save you. Through that salvific love and the Holy Spirit He chose me and I, together with Him, am choosing you to be apostles of His love and will. My children, great is the responsibility upon you. I desire that by your example you help sinners regain their sight, enrich their poor souls and bring them back into my embrace. Therefore, pray, pray, fast and confess regularly. If receiving my Son in the Eucharist is the center of your life then do not be afraid, you can do everything. I am with you. Every day I pray for the shepherds and I expect the same of you. Because, my children, without their guidance and strengthening through their blessing, you cannot do it. Thank you." (June 2, 2012)
Again, today, I am going to quote St. Louis de Montfort's treatise, True Devotion to Mary, because so much of this message from Our Lady seems to reverberate with its prophetic meaning.
Our Lady began this message saying: "Dear children, I am continuously among you because, with my endless love, I desire to show you the door of Heaven. I desire to tell you how it is opened: through goodness, mercy, love and peace - through my Son."
Let's listen to what St. Louis De Montfort wrote about this door:
N. 43-45 (True Devotion to Mary)
43. If devotion to the most holy Virgin Mary is necessary to all men simply for working out their salvation, it is still more so for those who are called to any special perfection; and I do not think anyone can acquire an intimate union with Our Lord and a perfect fidelity to the Holy Ghost without a very great union with the most Holy Virgin, and a great dependence on her assistance.
44. It is Mary alone who has found grace before God (Lk 1:30) without the aid of any other mere creature; it is only through her that all those who have since found grace before God have found it at all; and it is only through her that all those who shall come afterward shall find it. She was full of grace when she was greeted by the Archangel Gabriel (Lk. 1:28), and she was superabundantly filled with grace by the Holy Ghost when He covered her with His unspeakable shadow (Lk. 1:35); and she has so augmented this double plenitude from day to day and from moment to moment that she has reached a point of grace immense and inconceivable - in such wise that the Most High has made her the sole treasurer of His treasures and the sole dispenser of His graces to ennoble, to exalt and to enrich whom she wishes; to give entry to whom she wills into the narrow way of Heaven; to bring whom she wills, and in spite of all obstacles, through the narrow gate of life; and to give the throne, the scepter and the crown of king to whom she wills. Jesus is everywhere and always the Fruit and the Son of Mary; and Mary is everywhere the veritable tree who bears the Fruit of life, and the true Mother who produces it.
45. It is Mary alone to whom God has given the keys of the cellars (Cant 1:3) of divine love and the power to enter into the most sublime and secret ways of perfection, and the power likewise to make others enter in there also. It is Mary alone who has given to the miserable children of Eve, the faithless, entry into the terrestrial paradise; that they may walk there agreeable with God, hide there securely against their enemies, feed themselves there deliciously, without further fear of death, on the fruit of the trees of life and of the knowledge of good and evil, and drink in long draughts the heavenly waters of that fair fountain which gushes forth there with abundance; or rather, since she is herself that terrestrial paradise, that virgin and blessed earth from which Adam and Eve, the sinners, have been driven, she gives no entry there except to those whom it is her pleasure to make saints. (Saint Louis De Montfort. True Devotion to Mary. N. 43-45)
St. Louis recognized that Mary could show us the door to heaven and show us how to open it. She has the keys! She knows the way! She can lead us there. She wants us there so that we will be secure from our enemies; fed with all the grace we need, living without fear of death, full of life and knowledge, and ready to be the light for all who need it. Her plan for us is to firmly plant us in the heaven of her heart, so that we will be filled with every good thing, able to live in holiness and truth, and to witness to her Son in the days of battle before us.
Our Lady is with us in Medjugorje to prepare us to be her little, humble but powerful army. She is doing what St. Louis de Montfort saw so clearly from afar. (He wrote True Devotion to Mary in the early 1700s. He died in 1716. The manuscript was concealed in a coffer, completely forgotten, until 1842 when it was discovered by a Montfortian priest, who published it.) And it is only now that we see the fruition of his prophetic vision. Our Lady is with us in these days, to confront her enemy. May we stay united with her in these days. May we become part of her army!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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