Saturday, February 25, 2012
Our Blessed Mother at the Foot of the Cross
Please read the passage below from the Gospel of St. John (19:25-27):
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.
I was at the Parish Church in Palmer Road last evening for the Way of the Cross followed by Holy Mass, which I concelebrated with the parish priest. A good number of people took part in both of these. Today I will celebrate Holy Mass at the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island at 9:30 a.m. I do not know if any people will come because of the snowstorm. We are having a lot of snow during the last few days but it is mild during the day with the temperature reaching up to 4 degrees Celsius.
(Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words.)
“I bless you, My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters living in every country of the world. You are now in the season of Lent, a time to return to your Lord and Savior and to repent of all your sins.
When My Son, Jesus, hung upon the cross, I was standing near His cross and suffering very much seeing Him in such horrible pain. I was there when they nailed Him to the cross and when they lifted the cross and planted it in the ground. If the Father had not given Me the strength to support all this, I surely would have fainted, but He strengthened Me to bear this pain together with My Son. I knew that He had to suffer this terrible Passion to atone for all your sins and to open heaven for you. You cannot thank Him enough for all that He did for you. The way to thank Him is to come and follow Him every day. Be men and women of prayer who love Jesus with all your heart.
This period of Lent will bring you to Good Friday, the day that Jesus was crucified and died on the cross, but after three days He was raised from the dead. Give Jesus your whole life so that He can make use of it the way He thinks best. He loves you as I love you. I am praying for you all every day.”