Saturday, November 26, 2011
Our Blessed Mother at the Cross of Jesus
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four shares, a share for each soldier. They also took his tunic, but the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top down. So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it will be,” in order that the passage of scripture might be fulfilled that says: “They divided my garments among them, and for my vesture they cast lots.” This is what the soldiers did. 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 19:23-27)
Tomorrow’s message will be the last I will send out before I leave for the Holy Land. On Monday I will go and sleep in Charlottetown so I will be very near the airport. The plane will leave Charlottetown Airport at 6:00 a.m. for Montreal. Then I will fly from Montreal to Toronto, and Toronto to New York, USA, to join the group at that airport for our flight to Tel-Aviv, Israel. We will arrive in the Holy Land on Wednesday, November 30. We will return from the Holy Land on December 9. Please pray that this pilgrimage will go well without any trouble. Thank you very much.
(Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words:)
“As the Gospels reveal, I followed My Son, Jesus, along the Way of the Cross right up to the place of His Crucifixion. My Heart was in great agony at seeing Him in such suffering. He was bleeding all over His body and was very weak as He fell three times on the way to Calvary. I met Him at one point and tears came to My eyes to see Him in such horrible pain. When He was nailed to the cross, I stood very near the cross and I thought I would die from seeing Him in such torture. The words of Simeon in the Temple, when we brought the Baby Jesus to offer Him to the Father, were indeed fulfilled.
My dear son Melvin and all My sons and daughters living all over the world, I want you to contemplate the last words of Jesus addressed to Me and the Apostle John before He died. My Son, Jesus, told Me, ‘Woman behold your son,’ and to John He said, ‘Behold, your Mother.’ These are very important words as the Apostle John stood for every one of you. With these words I became your Mother for all eternity. You are My dear sons and daughters whom I love with all My heart. As My children I pray for you all the time that you will have the graces and strength to follow Jesus, My Son, so that one day you will be with us in heaven. Remember, your Savior is My Son, Jesus, who suffered and died for you to atone for your sins and to open heaven for you all. Remain close to Him.”