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
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
April 2015 Monthly Message from Anne, a lay apostle
continue our cycle of monthly messages for 2015 with the message from
April 1, 2007 for our prayer groups and personal reflection.
My beloved apostles
rest in My heart each time they pray. Truly, when you come to Me, I am
there. There are times when you feel abandoned as I felt abandoned. I
allow this so that you can share My experience. In this way, by sharing
My experience of abandonment, you come to know Me more completely.
Through this intimacy you become more like Me. My dear ones, it is
through sharing My experience that you learn to love others who carry
crosses. There are times when your humanity leads you to judge another
but because you have suffered, you offer compassion instead of
condemnation. Each experience in your life, shared with Me, increases
your holiness and your capacity for compassion. Think of the times when
someone treated you with compassion when you expected condemnation.
Think of the times in your life when someone treated you with kindness
and support, overlooking a failure or a flaw. My friends, you do not
always understand but it is the crosses you carry that enhance these
heavenly capabilities in your soul. I know you struggle. I accept your
weaknesses. Do not think that your anguish is a measure of your
holiness. Do not think that because you find your cross heavy, you are
not making progress. I am with you and I am advancing you, even while
you groan with weariness. The Kingdom will make the best possible use of
the inevitable suffering that accompanies your humanity. Your decision
to serve is all that is necessary to draw graces for others from your
life. Be at peace that I understand your suffering and your movement to
holiness. I am with you in each moment. I take the greatest joy in
accepting your offering of suffering and rewarding it with heavenly
gains, both in your soul and in the world. You are My beloved ones. You
are My chosen ones. The greatest care is taken with each of your little
souls. Your progress is apparent from My vantage point. You must trust
Me and allow Me to access others through you. Think back on our walk
together. Think of the great graces I have flowed through you in the
past. This flow of grace is increasing by the moment and is not
dependant on your perfection but on My perfection. My presence in your
soul brings a perfume into the world that is irreplaceable. I need you.
Our unity, yours and Mine, brings unique benefits to the Kingdom. Yes,
you are important to Me and to your heavenly family. Rest against your
Jesus now as I send you courage and strength and heavenly calm.