April 23, 2017
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 24, 50 – 53:
Then Jesus led the Disciples out of the city as far as Bethany, raised His hands, and blessed them. As He blessed them He parted from them and was taken up to heaven. The Disciples did Him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God.
The weather around here for the last few days has been cloudy. We see a little bit of sun but never for very long. It is cold these days and during one night we had some snow. When I got up I found that the ground was completely white but by 10:00 a.m. the snow was all gone.
Again I would like to thank all those who have sent me money. I am still short as I do not have any money to buy food. I would be very happy if some could send me $200. May the Lord bless you all and give you the graces you need to live in union with Him.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to
Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I bless you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe in Me with all your heart. You know that after My resurrection, I lived forty days with the Apostles to help them to believe in Me after My resurrection and I
also taught them about what I wanted them to do especially to start building My Church among the people. I also told them that they had to wait nine days and the Holy Spirit will come upon them and this feast is called Pentecost. I had to go to heaven so that the Holy Spirit could come upon them and renew them completely. It was at Pentecost that My Church was born as the Apostles baptized many people on that great day.
I call you all My dear friends to be open again to the Holy Spirit that at Pentecost you will receive a great infilling of the Holy Spirit. You cannot be a Christian unless you have the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Blessed Trinity. Although hardly anybody sees Me on earth now, however, I am living with you and I am your Lord and Savior and I am the one who redeemed you by My death on the cross and My resurrection from the dead. Come My brothers and sisters and follow Me every day. I love you all.”
April 20, 2017
The Appearance to the Disciples in Jerusalem
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 24, 36 – 49:
While they were still speaking, Jesus stood in their midst and said to
them, “Peace be with you.” But the Apostles were startled and
terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then He said to
them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your
hearts? Look at My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Touch Me
and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see
I have.” And as He said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed, He asked
them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave Him a piece of baked
fish; He took it and ate it in front of them. He said to them, “These
are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that
everything written about Me in the law of Moses and in the prophets
and psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds to
understand the scriptures. And He said to them, “Thus it is written
that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached
in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are
witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of My
Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power
from on high.”
We had a beautiful sunny day today although in the past few days we
have had rain and a little snow. There is no more snow around the
house but there is still some in the woods. It will take a little
while yet before that snow goes away.
I had a very nice Feast of Easter and I thank all those who have sent
me money to buy what I need. I did not pay all my bills yet so if you
can help me, I would be very happy indeed.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father
Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Peace be with you My brother Melvin and all of you My brothers and sisters who celebrated the Feast of Easter with Me. You know that I died on the cross and was buried and after three days I came back to life and went to visit My Mother, the women at the tomb and then I went to visit My Apostles. The
Apostles had great difficulty to believe when they saw Me in front of
them. They thought I was a ghost and they were very afraid. I had to
show them My hands and My feet with the marks of the nails and I asked
them to touch Me to see that I had truly bones and flesh. At the end I
asked them if they had anything to eat. They gave Me a piece of cooked
fish and I ate it in front of them. At the end they began to accept
that I was truly Jesus, the Son of God. I also taught them about what
the Bible said about Me. I had done everything written in the Bible
My dear friends, I call you all to believe that I am the Risen One who
will never die again. I am your Savior who suffered and died to atone
for your sins and to open heaven for you. Come now, follow Me and you
will be with Me in heaven one day. I love you all.”
April 16, 2017
The Resurrection of Jesus
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Luke 24, 1 -12:
At day-break on the first day of the week the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their face to the ground. The men said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but He has been raised.
Remember what He said to you while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And the women remembered His words. Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial clothes alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.
We had a beautiful sunny day on Saturday and I will go to the Vigil Celebration in the parish church at 8:30 p.m. I am sure the ceremony will be very well prepared.Again I thank all those who sent me gifts during the last few days. I wish you all a very special and holy Easter and that the Lord will give you all wonderful graces and blessings. I love you all.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to me these words,
“A blessed and happy Easter to you My brother Melvin and to all My brothers and sisters who took active part in the Masses and ceremonies during Holy Week and at the Feast of Easter. So you relived again My Passion and My crucifixion on the cross and at the end My death as I was nailed to the cross. They buried Me in a tomb and put a big stone at its entrance. This happened
on Friday afternoon. No one saw Me on Saturday but early on Sunday
morning when the women came to the tomb, I was no where to be found.
Only the burial cloths were there.
As it is reported in the other Gospels, Mary Magdalene went back to the tomb and when she was there, I appeared to her. At the beginning she thought that I was the gardener but when I called her name, then she knew who I was. She is the first person mentioned in the Bible to see Me. I must tell you that right after My resurrection, I went to greet My Mother Mary and then I returned to the tomb. So in fact the first to see Me was My dear Mother. I am the first person to come back to life after being killed. Now I will live forever and never forget that I am your Savior and Redeemer. I love you all.”