Saturday, December 31, 2011
The Canticle of Mary
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
My spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness;
Behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things for me,
And holy is his name.
His mercy is from age to age
To those who fear him.
He has shown might with his arm,
Dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.
He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones
But lifted up the lowly.
The hungry he has filled with good things;
The rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped Israel his servant,
Remembering his mercy,
According to his promise to our fathers,
To Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Today is the last day of the year 2011. We will have an hour of prayer this evening at the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island. We will thank the Lord for the year that is coming to an end and we will pray for the Lord‘s blessing for the New Year. We will especially pray that the graces that the Lord promised may be given to all the people everywhere so they may come to have an increase of faith, hope and love. Join us in spirit if you cannot be here. I wish you all a Very Happy and Grace-filled Year.
(Below you will find the Message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words:)
“My blessings to you, My son Melvin, and to all My sons and daughters who read My messages. Today is the last day of the year 2011 and I call you all to give thanks for all the graces and gifts that you received from God during the year. I invite you to join Me to pray My canticle today and tomorrow. I sang this canticle the day I arrived at My cousin Elizabeth who spoke to Me in prophecy. Indeed God the Father had chosen Me to bring about the birth of His Son, Jesus, into the world. My Son, Jesus, was the greatest gift that you could receive. He is the Son of God, the One appointed to come into this world to save you. He is your only Savior, who gave His life for you to atone for your sins. Pray with great love this prayer for it is fitting to offer it today and also tomorrow. I love you all, My dear children, and I am praying for you always that you follow My Son, Jesus, by avoiding sin, praying every day and practicing all the virtues. May you all be blessed today and forever.”
P.S. I wish you all a Happy and Blessed New Year.