My dear children, I love you. My love flows from and is one with the Love of my Son's Most Sacred Heart.
This is the key to all my messages, my children. Your heart must be one with God. Only then shall Divine Wisdom come and so enlighten all that there will be unity of mind and heart. God speaks to your heart, little ones. Not to your minds. You are so imbued, even proud, of your intellectual capacity that you do not realize how dead are your hearts.
Your heart must become a living flame of Divine Love that is so detached from the world as to be disinterested in a holy, supernatural way from all worldly things. You must receive God's peace which alone allows you to love in Christ's name all who have harmed you. When you are faced with the complexity of human situations you must cease thinking and become love. In this way you do not judge, preferring to leave all to God. You go forward to spread the truth, knowing in your heart God shall continue to nourish the seeds which fall upon good soil.
Dear ones, there is so much evil in your world. Why do you add to it with your finite judgments? God is not absent, but ever-present and He alone knows the heart. Love your enemies and do good to them, for you then possess the Kingdom of Heaven.
Beloved little ones, you have entered the dark times. Greater still shall be the chaos which surrounds you. Each day truth becomes weaker and many of my weak children are led astray into the enemy's camp.
You are not looking at the signs of the times with the eyes of your soul. You listen to the world and judge with the human mind, not with the intellect of the soul.
I solemnly tell you that any who shall say to you they have read and understood scripture in its entirety, and with absolute clarity are false prophets. I solemnly tell you it is better to be humble, to profess your ignorance before God and man than to speak with authority that which you are blinded to by satan's snares.
Humility, my little ones, is holy! Wrap yourselves in humility. Let simplicity of spirit be your pillow. I solemnly tell you it is to those who are imbued with these virtues that the majesty of God bows down to caress and lovingly fill with enlightened knowledge.
You do not need intellectual words expressed on a high intellectual plain to know and find God. He is not to be found there, but rather in the poor and lowly where truth abides.
My dear little ones, satan's demons have conquered all the world. Satan pushes with vigor for his reign because he delights in snatching souls from God.
Won't you help me? My Immaculate Heart shall triumph, but I need all of you beneath my Mantle to fulfill sacred Scripture.
Gird yourself with all virtue. Practice much penance during this Lent, for you must prepare for the great onslaught. You shall see so many signs in your world which fulfill scripture, but if you are not prepared you will be deceived by the evil one.
Invoke your guardian angel! Call upon St. Michael and all the Heavenly host to assist you, for the moment is at hand when great shall be the holy battle. Wear the weapons of all virtues. Adorn yourselves with the Sacred Cross. Speak with the authority of the Holy Spirit and do not grow cold, for the reign of the antichrist is here.
I love and bless you. I give you God's peace. Thank you for responding to my Call!
I solemnly tell you I have gathered all as a fragrant bouquet to give my Son. Do you not realize that with each tear I wash the sacred wounds of my Son? Every prayer is balm to anoint His Sacred Heart. Each sigh pierces His Heart and causes Divine Mercy to pour forth.
My little ones, I will not desert you. Am I not coming to you? Are not the angels and saints also with me, who bears the Christ Child?
Therefore, I comfort you. I bless you and give you God's peace. Be patient, for the joy shall soon be revealed to you.
Pray, my little ones, please pray! O! If you only could understand how dear all my children are to my Immaculate Heart and to my Son's Sacred Heart. I love you and bless you all. Thank you for responding to my Call!
A third shelter worker was still missing in the rubble of the collapsed three-story building hours after the explosion. "Two people have died. We are still in shock," said Sister Nicole Fournier, one of the Grey Nuns who ran the shelter. The missing person is believed to be a nun in her 70s. Most of the injured had minor cuts and fractures, but five were in serious condition.
Police said the powerful explosion, which occurred just after noon eastern time, was caused by a gas leak after a workman cut into a gas line. "We smelled gas and thought maybe we should leave, then it exploded," one shelter worker told reporters. "It went boom and that was it," said an elderly woman as she helped a shelter volunteer walk away from the scene. "It was like a building demolition. It came down vertically," said eyewitness Louis Fournier.
Indonesia invaded mainly Catholic East Timor, a former Portugese colony, in 1975 and annexed it the following year in a move not recognized by the United Nations. Habibie, who succeeded longtime president Suharto last month after violent unrest, advanced the idea of a special status for the disputed region, similar to that enjoyed by other areas. But that status does not give any political independence to the areas, only recognition of culture and religion.
More than 3,000 students and others rallied at the state-funded University of East Timor. "We want total independence. We want to be free," protester Licinio Branco said. East Timorese activists said Habibie's offer was not enough for them to end their long-running guerrilla war. "This is not a serious proposal, and I am stating unequivocally that we reject it," Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta said in a telephone interview from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Former colonial power Portugal also rejected the idea of special status as no real solution to the problem. "The declaration demonstrates the inflexibility of the Jakarta government and does not permit any progress in negotiations," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Horacio Cesar.
The trip would be the first direct flight of humanitarian aid from the US to Cuba since the Clinton administration suspended them in 1996 because of the shootdown of a civilian aircraft. The policy change is among the handful of significant relief gestures made by the US since Pope John Paul II visited Cuba in January and called for an end to the 36-year-old embargo of the country.
The Catholic Charities flight was initially given approval by the US government in May, but bureaucratic red tape in both Washington and Havana have continually delayed the trip. The humanitarian aid includes $2 million worth of food and medical supplies, ranging from wheelchairs to syringes and surgical masks. It will be delivered directly to Caritas Cuba for delivery to a leper hospital and other facilities.
Today's Prayer taken from the Preface for the Mass honoring the Apostle Saint Barnabas:
The mysterious voice of Your Spirit selected Saint Barnabas from the Church of believers in Christ and associated him with Paul and the college of the apostles, commanding him to proclaim the truth of the gospel so that redemption and salvation would be preached to all peoples. All this, O Father, is a miracle of Your grace and a gift of Your love.
We also continue the Novena to the Body and Blood of Christ leading up to this Sunday's Feast of Corpus Christi. Click on PRAYERS & DEVOTION
I thank You, Jesus, my Divine Redeemer, for coming upon the earth for our sake, and for instituting the adorable Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist in order to remain with us until the end of the world. I thank You for hiding beneath the Eucharistic species Your infinite majesty and beauty, which Your Angels delight to behold, so that I might have courage to approach the throne of Your Mercy.
I thank You, most loving Jesus, for having made Your- self my food, and for uniting me to Yourself with so much love in this wonderful Sacrament that I may live in You.
I thank You, my Jesus, for giving Yourself to me in this Blessed Sacrament, and so enriching it with the treasures of Your love that You have no greater gift to give me. I thank You not only for becoming my food but also for offering Yourself as a continual sacrifice to Your Eternal Father for my salvation.
I thank You, Divine Priest, for offering Yourself as a Sacrifice daily upon our altars in adoration and homage to the Most Blessed Trinity, and for making amends for our poor and miserable adorations.
I thank You for renewing in this daily Sacrifice the actual Sacrifice of the Cross offered on Calvary, in which You satisfy Divine justice for us poor sinners.
I thank You, dear Jesus, for having become the priceless Victim to merit for me the fullness of heavenly favors. Awaken in me such confidence in You that their fullness may descend ever more fruitfully upon my soul.
I thank You for offering Yourself in thanksgiving to God for all His benefits, spiritual and temporal, which He has bestowed upon me.
In union with Your offering of Yourself to Your Father in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, I ask for this special favor: (Mention your request).
If it be Your holy Will, grant my request. Through You I also hope to receive the grace of perseverance in Your love and faithful service, a holy death, and a happy eternity with You in Heaven. AMEN.
O Lord, You have given us this Sacred Banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
O Jesus, since You have left us a remembrance of Your Passion beneath the veils of this Sacrament, grant us, we pray, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Your Body and Blood that we may always enjoy the fruits of Your Redemption, for You live and reign forever. Amen.