DAILY CATHOLIC   TUESDAY    May 4, 1999    vol. 10, no. 87

MEDITATIVE LESSONS ON THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES:
"MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

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    INTRODUCTION
      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 13:

THE ASCENSION OF JESUS

part two

          The people, all kneeling, have arched back their heads to follow Jesus, Who ascends higher until a cloud, shimmering, appears out of nowhere and covers Jesus completely, thus taking Him from sight."

          All of this has taken place in a relatively short period of time, yet to those who bear witness they have no sense of time for they have seen Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in all of His Glory ascend to Heaven.

          My eyes are immediately drawn to the Blessed Mother. The two angels who had descended to stand with her now lift the Mother of God up. They do so effortlessly, as if she was a feather. Yet, I see our Blessed Mother still in her place, while my soul sees that she is being carried up into Heaven where her Divine Son has ascended.

          I understand that an angel has taken her form, so as not to disturb anyone in the crowd.

          I am permitted to see interiorly that Mary, Mother of God, is carried before the Throne of God where she prostrates herself before The Most Blessed Trinity. I hear her prayer of pure love flow to the Trinity. A prayer of love, of thanksgiving for all the graces given unto her, and for the fulfillment of the Divine Will.

          In these timeless moments Mother and Son gaze upon one another. Their hearts truly are united. The Mother of God is asked by the Father if she, who is truly His beloved daughter, would remain with her Son, for her total humility and loving obedience have won the Heart of the Trinity, who as One will give to Mary whatever she would ask.

          The Mother of God does not hesitate. Though her ecstatic gaze remains transfixed upon her Divine Son, she offers her response in prayer of petition.

          "May You be highly praised, Most Holy Trinity for Your goodness to Your lowly servant. Yet, I petition You to give yet more assistance to Your children in their exile. Bless Your lowly servant and allow one so lowly to return to earth, so that the Gospel of my Divine Son may take root and flourish. Your Will always be done, O my God. I am Thy servant."

          And the angels of Heaven raise their voices to praise the selflessness of the Virgin Mother of God. Jesus comes forward and blesses His Mother.

          "You will ever be in My Sacred Heart, O Mother most pure. Yes, go not to those who have heard My call, You will guide them as a true mother. You will prepare them as only My Mother could, for all that is yet to come."

          Mary, her face more radiant than I have ever seen it, looks at Jesus and would reach out to touch Him Whom she bore, but even in this she is humble and does not permit her heart this satisfaction. I cannot explain how it happens, but in an instant, even less, the Virgin Mother of God is back upon earth and the angel who had assumed her appearance takes flight to Heaven.

          It is at this time - have only a few seconds passed? I do not know - that the crowd who gazes upwards beholds a messenger from God, appearing in the exact spot where Jesus had stood. This man is dressed all in white, and as he gazes over the assembled people, he is joined by yet another heavenly messenger. To all assembled they look perfectly normal, and it is thought by many that they are passersby who have been drawn to the spot by the large gathering.

          But these two messengers speak, and their voices blend as one. Their words reach to every person present.

          "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to Heaven? This Jesus Who has been taken up from you into Heaven shall come in the same way as you have seen Him going up to Heaven."

          Then these messengers are gone, and the full meaning of their words sinks in to the minds and hearts of each person. It is John, whose pure love has allowed him to 'see' in his soul and understand in his soul's intellect much more than any other, except the Mother of God.

          "Come, Holy Mother. We will return now to the house."

          "Yes," answers the ever-gentle mother, "there we must offer prayer to the Most High for all the graces He has bestowed."

          "O, Holy Mother, you will help us to pray as one should, with love from the heart," says Mary of Magdala. "We will learn from you so that at all times we may always remain faithful to the Master."

          And so it is that the Mother of God, escorted by St. John, leads the way back into the city and into the sanctuary of the House of the Last Supper.

          I note that more than one of the Apostles and disciples look back to the spot where they have last seen Jesus, and there escapes from their lips a sigh from their heart. He is gone from the sight of their mortal eyes, but He remains in their souls who long for Him with greater and greater ardor.

          There again are no comments from the citizens, for the angels of God still stand guard until the last person has entered the home and the door is shut and the inside bolt is slid into place. My interior vision ends here.

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part three: Our Lady's Meditation The Ascension of Jesus

May 4, 1999       volume 10, no. 87
"MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

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