On this day when my little children come to honor my Immaculate Heart, I beseech all to come as often as they can to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. You must strive to come prepared, for you come not to be entertained, not to be comfortable or relaxed.
Little children, if you prepare for Mass by means of prayer and sacrifice, and weekly Confession, then you come with a soul alive with Sanctifying Grace. Sanctifying Grace animates your soul and causes it to stimulate your human intellect to be lifted up out of the distractions of life, and into the celestial realm.
But many of you do not do this. Rather you come besieged by distractions and no effort is made by you to surrender all these distractions to my Divine Son.
You are able to do this, my children, for it is the spiritual awareness and acknowledgment that you are present at Calvary - at the most sacred and sorrowful Passion of my Divine Son.
This, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, is the most perfect prayer, its graces immeasurable. Place yourself on Calvary, and place at the foot of the Cross your entire being and behold your Savior Who died in agony that you might have Eternal Life.
Do not let the world pull and tug at your heart, making you restless. No, banish these temptations by focusing on my Divine Son, and beseech your guardian angel to help you to be fully attentive.
Dear children, when you come to Holy Mass and are reverent because you are present on Calvary with my Divine Son, great and abundant graces are given to you and your faith, hope and love become stronger!
All who attend Holy Mass with reverence console my Immaculate Heart, which was pierced through on Calvary as I surrendered my Divine Son back to the Eternal Father, according to the Divine Will.
It is the disposition of your heart from whence reverence comes. Many are they who come and respond when necessary and murmur prayers that are surface and shallow. These are the souls of the lukewarm, the disinterested; these cause much pain to my Divine Son's Sacred Heart and to my Immaculate Heart. These are the very same dispositions of the large crowd that screamed for my Divine Son to die in agony, and as the time wore on they cursed and blasphemed and walked away, blind to the Most Perfect Act of Love before them - my Divine Son crucified!
O! The Holy Mass gives to you true food and true drink in the Most Blessed Sacrament! But do you know this? Do you care?
Where are your hearts at the instant when the bread and wine become the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of my Divine Son? Do you gaze upon your Lord and Savior in humble reverence and beg of Him all help? Are you looking about, hoping this will soon be over because you have more important things to do?
There is nothing more important, little children, than being reverent and attentive at Holy Mass. The day is already here where the True Presence of my Divine Son in the Blessed Sacrament is no longer real, for some priests, bishops and laity deny the authority of my beloved holy Pope John Paul II, and have orchestrated to unlawfully change the Mass into a social, entertaining, comfortable ceremony.
No! Woe to all who knowingly and willingly defy the voice of my Divine Son's Vicar and, by their disobedience, lead one of God's little ones into the path of darkness! Woe! Triple woe, for those who have done this and continue to do this shall face God's Perfect Justice.
If you would have the Triumph of my Immaculate Heart come sooner, come now, then return all reverence to my Divine Son, and seek to attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Come to Mass prepared to give yourself freely and fully to my Divine Son. He, in return, gives you Himself. But He cannot come when their is blatant abuse of the authority of the Vicar of Christ, when there is no belief in the meaning and infinite value of the Mass.
I tell you these things so that you may keep watch upon yourself, and so that you may realize how satan's plot to remove my Divine Son's True Presence from you draws to completion.
This is true darkness, little children. It is darkness of soul, which is grievous and leads you to the abyss.
O! Be alert. God's signs abound. These signs shall increase for my time among you in this unprecedented way comes to an end.
Therefore, hold your heads up and love God with all your being, and you shall not know the horror of the darkness of satan.
I, your Mother, am comforted by your 'yes' to my requests. I lead all to my Divine Son. Come! Come quickly, for the hour of fulfillment is at hand!
I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!
I solemnly say now to all the earth, to all mankind: I Am Jesus Christ, Only-begotten Son of God, Lord, God, Savior of the world. To Me all nations shall bend. Every knee shall bend, for I am King of all nations.
Now, all My children, I solemnly say to you I wish you to be filled with My Peace. But you can't know nor have My Peace unless you are reconciled. First you must come to Me, that I may wash you clean through My Infinite Merits through My Sacred Passion. In this way your soul resembles Me, it is filled with My Light and Life.
Then, I solemnly tell each of you: Having been reconciled with Me, you must go and be reconciled with all your brothers and sisters, laying aside all injuries you have done to others.
This must be done out of love for Me, in Me, through Me, and for Me.
Let every person upon the earth hear My words solemnly spoken to you on this day. Unless you lay aside your anger, bitterness, your differences you shall not know Peace, but only the ceaseless evil which satan stirs up within your frail humanity.
Let each person lay down the weapons of war, anger and hatred, that I Who Am may turn all swords into plowshares.
And do you know the way to achieve this? I have shown you! I have left to you My One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Upon My first apostles I breathed forth My Spirit and said: Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you shall forgive they are forgiven them. Those things you shall hold bound will be held bound.
Go, My children, in great trust in Me, to the Sacrament of Penance and believe that that first breath upon My apostles, My priests, is the same command and power My true priests have this day.
Rush to Me in this Sacrament, little children, so you, having been returned to unity with My Will, may then with true reverence receive Me in Holy Communion where My True Presence comes into your soul and abides there!
This is always My desire, for I love you.
But you must cooperate with all Heavenly help, for I solemnly tell you that as these end times continue, deepening in spiritual darkness and all manner of evil, you will find satan's traps so cleverly laid that upon you My enemy's heavy burden will keep you en-slaved in sin and burning in tormented anger. Civil strife will arise on every continent. Wars shall be as numerous as the stars. Hatred shall enter every house and discord shall strike at every heart, turn one against the other because satan blinds you.
I solemnly tell you, little ones of My Most Sacred Heart, that if you are truly humble, little children as I created you to be, then many chastisements shall be mitigated in the name of Divine Mercy, and upon all the world My Divine Mercy shall overflow, sealing My faithful remnant in My Most Precious Blood.
The end times continue according to the Divine Will! I solemnly tell you, O My children, seek to give Me your heart, for I will give you My own. Seek My Sacred Cross, for it is the Sign of Life, and receive Me with all reverence in the Blessed Sacrament, and you shall neither thirst nor hunger except for Me.
Fear shall be dispelled. Peace shall reign, for My Mother's Immaculate Heart shall triumph and the world as you know it will pass away, so that My Will be done on earth in all its fullness.
This shall come! I solemnly tell you this. Therefore, do as I ask and have no fear, for I am with you through it all.
I love and bless you and seek to bestow upon you My Peace, where you may constantly seek rest. Be reconciled, for I come!
Injustices happen sometime to everyone. I recall that Our Lady of Medjugorje once said: “There have always been injustices.”
Perhaps the injustice comes upon us because of jealousy, greed, ignorance, misunderstanding, selfishness, revenge or just plain malice.
No one can live someone else’s life. We cannot control the meaness, real or unintended, of others. But injustices do occur.
It was unjust for Joan of Arc to be judged a witch and burned at a stake. It was unjust for the early Christians to be judged as subverters and fed to the lions or dragged by horses to their death. It was unjust for Hitler to think the Jews an inferior race and exterminate as many as he could. It is unjust for unborn babies to be denied life and aborted at any time of the mother’s pregnancy. It was unjust that some of the very people that Jesus cured and ministered to clamored for His death on Good Friday. It was unjust that He was caused any suffering at all, for He was a totally innocent “Man.”
All of us are sinners. And at times of suffering we could say: “I guess I deserve this, for it is better to make up for my sins here than in eternity.”
But it is very important to handle any injustice the way God would want us to handle it. And we must look to the example of Our Lord for the answer.
First of all, we must ACCEPT any injustice with peace and love. Too difficult, you say? I must confess that as I’ve gotten older, it is easier for me to accept the injustices of others. Why? I guess because my level of expectation from others has gotten lower and my reliance on God, as the ONLY ONE in Whom I can put my trust, has gotten higher. To some extent people will always dissapoint us, but God is always 100% reliable.
Sometimes when people misjudge me or my actions, I walk away thinking: “I am no better and no worse than what I am in God’s sight and what I am in God’s sight is what I am in truth.” So if the shoe fits, wear it. If it doesn’t forget about it.
It’s not always easy to forget, however, but we must remember that God does not ask us to forget. He does ask us to FORGIVE. That is the second point. Christians must know, as well, that forgiveness is not in the feelings, it is in the will. If we WANT to forgive ... we do forgive ... no matter what our feelings may “say” to us.
The third point is that we must PRAY for those who have treated us unjustly. Keep in mind that usually people do bad things not because they THINK they are bad, but because they see a certain course of action as GOOD. Satan never makes a bad thing look bad. He makes it look good. That’s why people buy into it.
So courage, dear reader. All is not lost. What we have to suffer from others is permitted by God for our sanctification. We must pray for the grace to react as true followers of Jesus. And if we fail, let’s get up and try again.
God bless you!
On December 29, 1978 a new archbishop had to be announced since the previous one had been elected the 264th successor of Peter two months prior leaving the see vacant. John Paul II remembered his friend and elevated him to Archbishop of Krakow on that date. On the Feast of the Epiphany in 1979 he was installed succeeding Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, now the Pope. He was honored further on June 30 that year when the Holy Father included him in his first Consistory, bestowing on Cardinal Macharski the red-hat and the titular church of St. John at the Latin Gate.
Because of his prior years working in the Curia, he has been an invaluable component within Vatican circles serving membership in the second section of the Secretary of State as well as the Congregation of Bishops, the Congregation for Clergy, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, and the Congregation for Catholic Education. The Holy Father has depended heavily on Cardinal Macharski's input. Still Archibishop of Krakow in his twentieth year at the age of 72, Cardinal Macharski housed the Pope during his most recent papal visit and tended to his illness while he recuperated for a day in Krakow, possibly a chance for the two old friends to catch up and reminisce.