Monday, January 30, 2012
The Vision of Cornelius
Please read the passage below from the Acts of the Apostles 10:1-8.
Now in Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Cohort called the Italica, devout and God-fearing along with his whole household, who used to give alms generously to the Jewish people and pray to God constantly. One afternoon about three o’clock, he saw plainly in a vision an angel of God come in to him and say to him, “Cornelius.” He looked intently at him and, seized with fear, said, “What is it, sir?” He said to him, “Your prayers and almsgiving have ascended as a memorial offering before God. Now send some men to Joppa and summon one Simon who is called Peter. He is staying with another Simon, a tanner, who has a house by the sea.” When the angel who spoke to him had left, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from his staff, explained everything to them, and sent them to Joppa.
I went to the Immaculate Conception Church yesterday morning for Holy Mass. A small number showed up because it had snowed overnight and many driveways were not opened. Today I will go to the Manor in Alberton to celebrate Holy Mass with the Catholics there. I will also visit those who are bedridden in their rooms to give them Holy Communion. Unfortunately they do not have a chapel at the new Manor and I do not like the place where Mass is celebrated. It does not look like a chapel.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke these words to him.)
“I bless you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in the world. You know that God has created angels who live in heaven and minister to Him. They are the messengers of God whom He sends throughout the world to announce something important. The Archangel Gabriel was sent to My dear Mother to announce to Her that She would be My Mother and today She is called the Mother of God because She gave birth to Me, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. One day an angel was sent to this holy man called Cornelius to tell him that the Father had accepted his prayers and his almsgiving. The angel told him to send some men to Joppa to call St. Peter to come visit him. Be aware that each one of you has a Guardian Angel who is there to help you. Pray to him regularly. I bless you all.”