The Sacred Body of my Dear Son was fully restored. Every sacred piece of flesh, gathered, treasured, revered throughout His Passion was entrusted to an angel who presented it to the Most High. And with what Love were these pieces of mortal body by God's Power and Authority, fully, resplendently restored when, as the given moment, the Divine Soul of the Word of God reunited with His Sacred Body.
The full divinity of my Divine Son was disclosed, just as God had revealed when my Son was transfigured upon the mountain.
My little ones, the Resurrection of my Divine Son is a mystery, a miracle so sublime that faith alone allows you to believe in it. But more than mere belief, you must by your prayers come to fully trust in this, which is the fulfillment of God's Own promise to His children.
The death of the body is not to be feared, for as my Divine Son gave witness to, that which God has created shall be renewed in the eternal life of heavenly splendor. That which gives such glory to God, the soul, is the vessel which contains all that is unique, individual to each of God's children.
How you long to behold the splendor of the King of Kings! How He longs to reveal Himself in all His Divinity to each of His little ones. But He waits, knowing the soul must be made ready to receive Him, Who is God, and thus your earthly sojourn is a time of trial, of purification to ready your soul to once again be in full union with the Father, the Creator of all.
Kneel with me know in my small room where no distractions of the world entered. Kneel with me and will your hearts to be opened. Then shall the Holy Spirit swiftly fill you with supernatural graces of understanding. Then shall you 'see' with the eyes of your soul all that the sufferings, death, and resurrection of my Divine Son have purchased for you.
Little children, contemplate upon the moment of the Resurrection. Do not let your hearts grow cold, or your faith weaken. As my Divine Son rose from the dead, so shall your own mortal body be given life for eternity. According to your life upon earth, that eternal body shall receive the glorification as if God's promise and right to those who love Him. Or He, in justice, shall cast from Him the disfigured, tormented bodies of the damned whose souls have lost the Light, and chosen the prince of darkness as their sovereign.
Now is the moment of decision, little children. Come and pray with your Mother, who is ever interceding for you. You do not comprehend how close you are to the moment when the veil shall be taken from your eyes and you, also, will witness God'' Power, Justice, and His Glory.
Pray very much, my little ones. Be attentive, for God speaks to all of His children. Do not listen to the world. Pay no heed to any who scorn the righteous path and who would make of you tepid, lukewarm souls.
Be brilliant beacons of intense faith in this spiritually dark time. You shall cause God's victory to come, and the Glory of the Father's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Death of King Charles VIII, monarch of France during the reign of Pope Alexander VI.
Birth of Saint Francis Xavier, close friend of Saint Ignatius Loyola and one of the first Jesuits. He is known as the "Apostle of the Far East" and, along with Saint Therese the Little Flower, is the patron saint of missions.
The explorer and navigator Ferdinand Magellan arrives in the Philippines at the port of Cebu, bringing the faith to the edge of Oceania.
One of the last Roman Catholic abbeys in England is forced to turn over jurisdiction to King Henry VIII who had bolted from Rome the same year.
Death of the Spanish master painter Dominico Teotocopulo, better known as El Greco who was born in Crete.
The independent television station Studio B said the government had declared a unilateral cease fire in Kosovo starting at 8 pm local time on Tuesday. "All actions against the aggressive Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) will be unilaterally halted at 2000 hours in honour of the greatest Orthodox Christian holiday, Easter," said a government announcement.
Yugoslav Deputy Prime Minister Vuk Draskovic told Britain's Sky News television that the nearly 1 million Kosovo refugees are invited to return home immediately. Studio B said the truce plan came after meetings between ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova and Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. A NATO spokesman said the cease fire will not result in the suspension of air strikes. "We thought Milosevic might try something like this," he said, adding that Yugoslavia must comply with NATO's demands before suspension of attacks.
In his Easter message, Pope John Paul II pleaded for the establishment of a "humanitarian corridor" through which aid organizations could provide supplies to needy refugees. The Pope repeated that plea on April 5, after praying the Regina Coeli with pilgrims who gathered in the courtyard of his summer residence at Castel Gandalfo. The Holy Father said: "I encourage public and private institutions, and particularly organizations of citizen volunteers, to intensify their efforts to come to the help of their brothers who are so sorely in need." He also paid tribute to the organizations which have already rallied for that effort.
Ordinarily, the Pope would rest at Castel Gandalfo through Easter week, and his schedule originally called for a return to the Vatican on April 10. However, the Pontiff has changed those plans, and now will visit the Vatican on Wednesday for his regular public audience. He will then return to Castel Gandalfo on Friday for a meeting with the prime minister of Slovakia.
The recording also went Gold in Switzerland and Colombia within a week of its international release on March 23. The CD's US release was last Wednesday where it also debuted at No. 10 on Billboard's Top New Artist Albums chart.
"Abba Pater" combines the Holy Father's spoken words and chanted prayers with contemporary music from an array of international recording artists. The title track of "Abba Pater" has also been made into a music video, which will be available on Sony Classical's Web site (http://www.sonyclassical.com). The video includes film footage from the archives of Vatican Television featuring the Pope's many international pilgrimages and travels.
The bishop said in a letter to President Chandrika Kumaratunga said the presence of military forces in Madhu endangered the lives of 10,000 refugees seeking shelter from the fighting. "The recent entry of the Sri Lankan army .. and its continued presence in large numbers with its war machineries and weapons using the innocent refugees as its human shields is religiously very painful and humanly untenable," Bishop Joseph said in the letter.
"Besides, its precincts had since 1990 become a haven of war-refugees and is functioning at the moment as also an Open Relief Center under the international mandate of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) housing at present over 10,000 refugees in its 400-acre sacred precincts," he added.
The Tamil Tiger rebels have been fighting Sri Lanka's government since 1983 for a separate homeland for Tamils in the country's north and east.
He mentioned that many times one considers the Church as a "service station " to which one goes strictly in cases of necessity. Facing this reality the Cardinal made a calling "to a true commitment as Catholics, a commitment of life and love to Christ and His Church" and pointed out that the communications media have a privileged place in order to thrust this transformation.
For this reason, said the Mexican Cardinal, "it is urgent for each communicator to love the Church and help it in everything he can." He urged to always be "truthful and objective, respecting truth and goodness, without turning media into classes of catechism, but always loyal to what they should be."