Sunday, January 29, 2012
Peter heals Aeneas and Tabitha
Please read the passage below from the Acts of the Apostles 9:32-43.
As Peter was passing through every region, he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed. Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed.” He got up at once. And all the inhabitants of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated means Dorcas). She was completely occupied with good deeds and almsgiving. Now during those days she fell sick and died, so after washing her, they laid her out in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, “Please come to us without delay.” So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs where all the widows came to him weeping and showing him the tunics and cloaks that Dorcas (Tabitha) had made while she was with them. Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed. Then he turned to her body and said, “Tabitha, rise up.” She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up. He gave her his hand and raised her up, and when he had called the holy ones and the widows, he presented her alive. This became known all over Joppa, and many came to believe in the Lord. And he stayed a long time in Joppa with Simon, a tanner.
I continue to offer Holy Masses and pray my rosary and other prayers for all those who are inscribed in the Book of Remembrance. Almost every day some write to me to have one or more people entered in the book. Today it is easier to do it via the website: www.ourladyofpei.com You can pay the money via paypal. Just open this website and explore it and you will see what you have to do to inscribe the names and how you can pay. (See #10 on this page: www.ourladyofpei.com/books-
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus gave him the following message:)
“Open your hearts to Me, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in every country in the world, and I will fill you with wonderful graces and I will give you My peace. One of the Apostles who had the great power of healing was St. Peter. He healed many people including Aeneas who was paralyzed and in bed for eight years and also Tabitha who had taken sick and died. In a word Aeneas was completely healed and got up and when Peter told Tabitha to rise, she sat up and he helped her to stand up. I am the one who worked through St. Peter to heal these people. Today there are many people who have the gift of healing. They lay their hands on the sick and pray for them and many are healed. I have given you, My brother, this gift and many have been healed through you. This is to show you all that these are genuine and you need to listen to their words as they are My words. It was My joy to heal the sick and it is still My joy today when by the prayers of My chosen ones, I heal them.”