DAILY CATHOLIC   THURSDAY    May 6, 1999    vol. 10, no. 89

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 14:

THE FIRST CENACLE

part one

      Dear Father, may all praise be ever given to the Most Blessed Trinity. In this lesson today I am instructed that Jesus wants all of His children to learn what is truly meant to be one with the Mystical Body, what it means to live as one whose life is centered on Christ. Our Lord sadly tells me that today there are so few who know how to live in and possess His Peace and even fewer who strive for unity of mind and heart through the grace of the Holy Spirit. How we must pray. May our lives be an eternal "fiat"; may Mary, our Mother guide us! Having tested the voice, I write:
"All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and with His brethren."
Acts 1: 14
          The house where Jesus gave us the Most Blessed Sacrament has become truly a House of Prayer in the days following the institution of this Great Sacrament of Love, and Jesus' Ascension. I am given to understand that it is by far a holier place than the great temple, where the majority of the Jews still go to fulfill the Mosaic Law.

          I further understand that in the first several days following Our Lord's Ascension, the eleven Apostles with Mary, the Mother of God, and the holy women accompanied by faithful disciples have lived here in the first Christian community. They have changed, I note, most of these people.

          There is a stillness, which has come over them. It is not so much that they speak little, or do they move about with quick, jerky movements. This is an inner stillness, which emanates from their souls and grows more deeply rooted every day.

          I am given to understand that it usually the faithful disciples who go out into the city proper to make purchases of food for all the community. Many of these disciples use what little money they have. But the town of Jerusalem does not have blind eyes, and there are some of its citizens who, knowing of the House where the followers of Jesus Christ lodge, bring them alms, be it money or food, and even at times clothing.

          Many of the disciples stay for several days, then leave to make room for others, as their own homes are within a day's walk. But on the Sabbath, all are gathered, as many as will fill the House, to remember all that our Blessed Lord instructed them, and to do as He commanded.

          Contrary to Jewish custom and law, they commemorate the Last Supper on the day upon which Jesus rose from the dead, thus clearly defining the New Law which Christ brought to earth, and commissioned His Apostles and all who would believe, to spread to the four corners of the world.

          Thus, they have made their beginning, and the sense of heavenly Peace permeates the House, as it comes from the heart of all that dwell there.

          At these times there must be close to two hundred people jammed into every corner of the House, but always the Apostles look to Peter, their head, for guidance.

          Peter has grown greatly in humility, for he who is the first Pope, Christ's Vicar on earth, does not esteem himself worthy of the great task, which he sees before him. So it is that Peter quite often seeks the prayers and counsel of Our Lord's Own Mother, who is ever-patient, filled with love and possessed by the Holy Spirit as these Apostles are not yet filled.

          Yet, the Mother prepares them for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the great Paraclete, the Advocate and Sanctifier, Pure and spotless, her soul ever communicates with the Most Blessed Trinity, and guided by the Holy Spirit is the gentle, humble mother who listens and speaks words of Wisdom to all, but particularly to Peter.

          As the first days after the Ascension passed, the assembled faithful followers found prayer difficult. Thus, they spoke often and longingly of the Lord, recalling in great detail all He said and did while amongst them. In each one the longing to see Jesus again is evident. But they are not saddened to the point of immobility. Guided by God's graces and the prudent counsel of the Mother of God, the nucleus of Christ's True Church, the Mystical Body, is formed, and thus are Jesus' teachings not only remembered, but lived.

          It is thus that after expressing, each in his or her own way, the memories of Our Lord and Savior, they find themselves drawn to a deeper prayer, a wordless prayer of contemplation wherein God prepares them to receive the Holy Spirit, Who shall complete in them that which Jesus began.

          There are no words I can use to describe the growing community of these faith-filled people. There is a harmony and peace, which is not superficial, but deep. They are becoming as fine-tuned instruments who live together without strife, quarrel, complaint, or jealousy of any kind. There is a oneness here, as Jesus intended it to be, and always, before their eager eyes, Mary, Our Lord's Mother, gives the perfect example of Christian perfection.

          Now, I am given to understand, more than a month has passed since the Resurrection. They have learned to speak little, and to pray much. Often their prayers are individual, but several times a day they gather together and are led in prayer by Peter, who has started to become the 'rock' Christ willed him to be.

          And it is through the Blessed Mother that this formation of Peter is secured, for her prayers of intercession are always answered by her Divine Son Who dwells now within her and does not depart, so inseparable are Their hearts.

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part two: The First Cenacle

May 6, 1999       volume 10, no. 89
"MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

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