Saturday, July 30, 2011
Mary at the Foot of the Cross
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. (Passage from the Gospel of St. John 19:25-27)
I will celebrate Holy Mass this morning at the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island at 9:30 a.m. As it is Saturday the Mass will be celebrated in honor of Our Blessed Mother. Whenever it is possible, the Saturday Mass is in Her Honor.
In a few days we will be in the month of August. I have a number of commitments during the month. I will celebrate Holy Mass on August 5 in the afternoon for the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my sister Esther and her husband, Leo. On the same day in the evening, I will have a Healing Mass starting at 7:30 p.m. and the rosary at 7:00 p.m. And I will have an English Retreat starting on August 16 at 2:00 p.m. and finishing on August 18 at noon. Then on August 27, I will be in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, for a Healing Mass at 7:00 p.m. I go there every August to celebrate Mass at the home of a French couple who are in charge of a vineyard. This will keep me busy.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words,
“I am always praying for you, My son Melvin, and for all My sons and daughters in the world. I want you all to follow My Son, Jesus, who is your Savior. He gave Me to you as your Mother just before He died on the cross; John the Apostle was standing in for all of you. You know that I suffered greatly as I stood at the foot of the cross of My Son. May His great sacrifice bring you to repent of your sins and to listen to Him and follow Him. He wants the salvation of you all and that is My prayer at all times. Accept Him as your Lord and Savior and live in close union with Him. If you do this, one day you will be with us in heaven. Open your hearts to receive the graces He has for you. I love you.”