Saturday, July 28, 2012
Our Blessed Mother at the Foot of the Cross
A reading from the Gospel of St. John (19:23-27):
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four shares, a share for each soldier. They also took his tunic, but the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top down. So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it will be,” in order that the passage of scripture might be fulfilled that says: “They divided my garments among them, and for my vesture they cast lots.” This is what the soldiers did.
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 went to see the doctor specialist yesterday afternoon and he advised me to have an operation to remove the gallstones I have. He said that I might have another attack in the future and it would be worst than the first one. It is better to have them removed as soon as possible and you will have no more trouble with that. However, he told me that it could take up to three months before the operation could be performed. This is the usual waiting time for something like this. So I will not be able to travel in case I have an attack and if I cannot get to the hospital quick enough I could die. So I will not travel from now until October. However, I will be at home and if anyone wants to come and visit me or pray in the chapel of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island, you are most welcome.
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 part of the world. I know that you suffer at times. There are all kinds of pain one can have, just like you My son Melvin who is now suffering from gallstones.
I suffered horribly when I saw all that they did to My Son Jesus. They whipped Him, they forced Him to carry the cross although He was very weak and fell many times. At Golgota they nailed His hands and feet to the cross and then lifted up the cross and He hung there for about three hours. I was with Him when all these horrible things were taking place and I suffered great pain together with Him. He suffered His passion and death for each one of you to atone for your sins and to open heaven for you. Contemplate Him on the cross especially every Friday, the day He died. I am your Mother given to you by My Son before He died. I love you all and I call you to walk with My Son every day. Repent of all your sins.”