Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Thursday, May 01, 2014
[May 2014] Monthly Message from Anne, a lay apostle
continue our cycle of monthly messages for 2014 with the message from
May 1, 2006 for our prayer groups and personal reflection.
May 1, 2006 (2014)
My friends in the world
know suffering. This will not change and it has always been this way.
What separates My friends from those who walk without Me is the grace
that accompanies My followers. If a soul is willing to accept heavenly
grace, that person’s suffering is changed. Crosses carried in union with
heaven benefit both the individual soul and the world. When viewed this
way, which is the true way, people understand that suffering is not a
bad thing, but a valuable thing to be exploited for heaven. Do not think
that I misunderstand the difficulty associated with suffering. Always
consider the suffering I accepted in the world, on the cross in My final
hours, of course, but also throughout My life. I did not spend My time
on earth in comfort and leisure. I worked hard each day and often did
without things that some take for granted today. Consider My life on
earth in its entirety. Dearest apostle, My friend, I lived as quietly as
possible. I prayed for you every day. I offered comfort and assistance
to others in pain or in need. I committed Myself to My duty and never
deviated from My responsibilities. I did this because I knew that you
would benefit from a model to follow. You see, I spent each day on earth
aware of your life. When I was tempted to become disheartened, I
thought of you, struggling, and I disciplined Myself to be brave and
hopeful. I offered My struggles to God the Father and asked that in
return, He grant you graces of courage and hope. I did not waste any
time on earth, My beloved. Please think often of My life on earth and
understand that I thought of you on each day and set an example for you
on each day. If you remember this, that I walked the earth for you, you
will understand that you walk on earth with Me, someone who understands
your every fear, your every temptation. Be at peace. Let us walk
together. Time cannot separate an apostle from His Saviour. Again and
always I assure you, I am with you.
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