Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Baptism of Cornelius
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (10:44-49):
While Peter was still speaking these things, the holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word. The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles also, for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter responded, “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?” He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for a few days.
Yesterday, April 26th, was the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. This title is very special for many women of Canada because many years ago they chose this title of Our Lady as their patron. Our Lady of Good Counsel is the Patron of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada and the Christian Mothers of America.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words,
“Rejoice My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters who have accepted Me as their Mother. We are in the Easter Season, the time that followed the Resurrection of My Son Jesus. The Apostles were taught some more by My Son and He gave them great graces and after His Ascension He sent with God the Father the Holy Spirit upon them. I was there present with the Holy Spirit came down upon them. The chosen of My Son Jesus worked very hard to establish the Church. They worked in Israel and in many other countries of the world. Saint Peter did great work, as you can see from his visit to Cornelius and his family. While he was speaking to them, the Holy Spirit came on them all just like at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit filled the Apostles. All these people were chosen to become Christians and so they were baptized. This is a great event indeed.
“I pray that those who are not Christians yet, that they too may receive the great gift of the Holy Spirit and be filled with faith, and so come forward to be baptized and enter the Church founded by Jesus, My Son. I am praying that all My sons and daughters throughout the world may come to believe in My Son and become part of the Kingdom of God in the world. Yes, come and join the Church founded by Jesus on Saint Peter and the Apostles, and you will be blessed. Follow the teachings of My Son Jesus and remain close to Him. I bless you all.”