Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Flight to Egypt, in Africa
A reading from St. Matthew’s Gospel (2:13-18):
When [the magi] had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.” Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt. He stayed there until the death of Herod, that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi. Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet: “A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more.”
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Africa. Let us pray to her today for her help and let us pray the rosary too.
I received a letter from the USA yesterday and here are some of the words this lady wrote, “In December, I wrote to you to ask for healing prayers for a cure for cancer. I was unable to continue with treatment due to allergic reactions to the drugs. With the grace of God, I am getting stronger each day and after battling ovarian cancer for two years, my tests are negative. This is a miracle that has bewildered my doctor and many others. From the bottom of my heart I thank you.”
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. Our Lady spoke to him these words,
“I love you My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters who have great faith in Jesus, My Son, and who have a devotion to Me. You know that I have appeared in Africa in a country called Rwanda, because I love the Africans with all My heart.
“Only a short time after My Son Jesus was born in Bethlehem, My husband Joseph was visited by an angel in a dream who told him to rise and go to Egypt. That same night Joseph and the child Jesus and I left for this African country. We were there for about seven years and I prayed when I was there for the African people. I know today over 180 million Africans have a great love for Me and they love to pray the rosary. These belong to the Church of My Son He founded on Saint Peter and the Apostles. My Son Jesus has spread many graces to all of them because of their great faith and their great trust in Him. Do not forget to pray for these people that they all become believers in My Son and join His Church. I bless you all and I am praying for you too.”