Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Resurrection of Jesus
After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.” Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” (Passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew 28:1-10)
I will celebrate Holy Mass this morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island. In the evening I will be at the prayer meeting at our church. I must let you know that I will be leaving this Friday morning for the Trappist Monastery in Rogersville, New Brunswick, to give a three-day retreat. And on October 10, I will leave for the Province of Quebec.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. He spoke to him these words,
“I bless you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered all over the world. I am the resurrected One who was crucified and died on the cross and was buried but on the third day I rose from the dead as it is written in the Gospels. I am fully alive never to die again. I am your Friend as well as your Lord and Savior. I am the founder of the Kingdom of God and the head of the Church I founded upon the Apostles. I want the redemption of every person in the world. Come and believe in Me and act according to My teachings. Then indeed you will be with Me on earth every day and one day you will be united with Me in heaven.”