DAILY CATHOLIC   MONDAY    April 19, 1999    vol. 10, no. 76


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      These Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary which encompass the time from the Tomb through the Ascension were imparted via both interior visions and interior locutions to Cyndi Cain, the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart from the Blessed Mother of God after Pentecost in 1993. Cyndi relates that, "while I saw many details in these interior visions, only certain details were to be written down. Therefore, these lessons are not meant to be a detailed geographical or historical account, nor are they meant to pinpoint all the intricate details one might wish to have knowledge of regarding the time of of the Resurrection and beyond...for the importance of each lesson lies not in the descriptive passage or dialogue, but in Our Lady's own meditations which follow each interior vision. These meditations are meant to strengthen us in our faith during this our exile - particularly in these end times when the Holy Catholic Church will be ripped apart by apostasy and schism...for Our Blessed Mother wants our faith to be as strong as an anchor. For our faith to be such, we must have the faith of a simple, little child." As an added bonus for Easter we bring the special chapter on the Resurrection to you and ask the Holy Spirit to give all the enlightenment and discernment to learn and grow from these meditative lessons that all may persevere in the time of the Great Darkness which looms ever closer. For those who would like the complete works of "My Lord and my God", as well as the books on the Joyful Mysteries - "Come, Let us Adore Him", and the Sorrowful Mysteries - "It is Consummated!", click on BOOKS.

Meditative Lesson 10:


part one

      Dear Father, it is the eve of Corpus Christi. I have gone to the vigil Mass, and have so tried to love Him, knowing how miserable my love is. But how He waits for each of us, no matter how miserable our love, because it is He Who makes it perfect. Now our Holy Mother comes and bids me continue these Lessons. I do not fully understand why, nor do I ask, but our Heavenly Mother would like all of these put down and given to hr children. It is their simplicity, which she wants them to be aware of. How simple it is to know God, for He is Love, how little all of us love with Divine Love, how the evil one has confused 'love' with the human emotion. I have tested the voice and I begin.
"Mary Magdalene came, and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord, and these things He said to me."
John 20: 18
          I am with Mary of Magdala. She is running pell-mel through the garden. Her face is absolutely beyond all description. There is upon her face the full spectrum of human emotions, but also an inner radiance, which truly sets her eyes afire. In all my interior visions, Mary of Magdala has been shown to me to be an extraordinarily beautiful woman. But since her conversion, her beauty has intensified. Now, having seen her beloved Master risen, having been so close to Him and realizing profoundly in her soul the full Truth of all His Words, this inner beauty ignites. Faith and Trust fuel her love. It spills out. She wants to shout from the rooftops. She wants everyone to know and share in her joyful love.

          But Mary is obedient. Her Master has commissioned her to carry the news to His Apostles. And she is headed straight for the house of the Last Supper. The other Marys have been left far behind. They do not appear to be anywhere in sight, and the Magdalene does not think of them at present.

          The city is stirring to life now, as dawn has filled the whole eastern sky. Many curious eyes look after the flying figure of a woman dashing up one street and down another. They question in their minds, most just shake their heads, and go about their normal daily routine. But several recognize her as she passes, for she has not bothered to keep her veil tightly about her face as she runs, and I hear, "It is her, Lazarus' sister." "What can she be in such a hurry for?" "Could be trouble. She was on of His followers. Now that He's gone, there won't be any more trouble between the Temple and Pilate.

          Mary, breathless, reaches the house of the Last Supper. Breathing hard, she pauses only for a moment to catch her breath and then knocks. It is not a timid knock as all have been want to do since the Passion of Our Dear Lord. Her knock says clearly that it is urgent she gain entrance, and so eager is she that she repeats the knock at once.

          The door squeaks open an inch or two, no more. Angled as I am to Mary's side I see the two piercing eyes of a worried, frightened Peter inside. He sees the woman and is about to open the door a little wider to admit her, but Mary is not about to wait for him. She pushes against the door, surprising Peter, and the door swings fully open and daylight streams into the darkened house where all the shutters remain tightly drawn, save the room where the Blessed Mother prays and gives praise to the Trinity.

          "Mary, what has happened?" Peter is truly alarmed. With one hand he grasps the door and bangs it shut, immediately casting them into a semi-gloom, while with the other he grabs Mary's arm with great strength born of his human fear.

          "I have been out!" Mary gasps, looking squarely at Peter. "I have been to the garden where His body was laid."

          The news shocks Peter, who lets go of her arm. Now he is thoroughly convinced that the Sanhedrin or Pilate's troops have caused either Mary's haste.

          Mary rushes up the narrow stairs, headed for the room where the other Apostles are gathered. Peter pulls himself together and enters the room right behind her.

          The sight of Lazarus' sister causes the Apostles to come to their feet. Most had been asleep. Some sat dozing, trying to pray. But they find Lazarus' sister in the very center of the room, and not one misses the fact that she is absolutely glowing, her whole being animated with renewed life. They do not speak, but watch her as, carefully. Mary turns slowly a full 360 degrees to let her eyes see each Apostle.

          "I was there," she begins.

          "She went to the tomb," Peter gruffly interjects. "We'll have trouble now from the guards stationed there."

          "No! You don't understand. I have not come to tell you of trouble."

          "What have you come to say then?" asks John in a mild voice, almost with a dream-like quality. He, of all the Apostles gathered here, is the only one who is truly at peace. He is not fearful as the others are of being discovered by either Roman soldiers or Sanhedrin guards.

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part two: Faith conquers Fear

April 19, 1999       volume 10, no. 76


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