Saturday, May 05, 2012
The First Community in Jerusalem
Please read the passage below from the Acts of the Apostles (1:13-14):
When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
Let us continue the story of our pilgrimage. On April 23rd, we had breakfast at our residence and many of us went to listen to Vicka speak at her house. She is one of the seers who still sees Our Blessed Mother every day. There were many people on the street and most of them were Italians. It was difficult to hear her because of the noise. At 10:00 a.m. we were at St. James’ Church for Holy Mass. I concelebrated Holy Mass with 6 priests. I helped the priests to distribute Holy Communion to the people in the church, which was full. After Mass, we had a local guide who came to talk to us about what has been happening in Medjugorje.
At 1:00 p.m. we went to lunch and at 2:00 p.m. we left for Apparition Hill. I went to the Blue Cross and prayed at the spot of Our Lady’s apparitions. She spoke to me these words,
“Melvin, My son, I love you. You are back in Medjugorje where I have been appearing for almost 31 years. I still appear every day to three of the seers. When they receive their ten secrets, then I will stop appearing to them every day, but just once a year.
I have come to visit you many times too in Canada and particularly in Prince Edward Island. The main reason for My apparitions is to bring the people to pray. I want them to come to know My Son, Jesus, who is the Savior of all the people of the world. How can you believe and love My Son, Jesus, if you do not pray? It is impossible. That is why I call you all to pray. The greatest prayer in the whole world is Holy Mass. There is nothing more important in the world than Holy Mass. Call all the people to Mass every day or at least every Sunday. Melvin, Jesus is giving you an increase of the gifts He has given you. Place your trust in Him and do not worry. Soon you will begin the buildings that I asked you to build. I bless you.”