Monday, November 29, 2010

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1965:

View of the Pines with the Village church below
and the Cantabrian Mountains.

CONCHITA'S IMPRESSIVE AND UNEXPECTED
ECSTASY AT THE PINES: THE BLESSED VIRGIN
OF MOUNT CARMEL REVEALS TO HER
THE FUTURE "AVISO" . . .

On this "first Friday of the month," Feast also of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Conchita at the Pines. The apparition, not previously announced to her during the preceding locution of December 8, lasted two hours, and unfolded in great discretion: two small shepherd lads, a little boy and a little girl, coming down the mountain with their sheep, were, in effect, the only witnesses of the ecstasy. On the same day, Conchita would reveal to Maximina the nature of her ecstasy, which bore mainly on the future Aviso. Still unpublished today, here is the very first reported written text by the visionary herself, a letter she was to send to Joey Lomangino on May 28, 1965:
"The world is always carrying on the same way, if not worse. Few
paid attention to the Message (the first one, October 18, 1961). My
Son will have to give another one, and this will be the last one.
After June 18 (1965) and before the Miracle, there will come a
"disaster" from heaven, it will be an "Aviso" for the world to amend its ways. If, with this trial and the Miracle, Humanity does not change, the Chastisement will fall on us and the end of the times will also come. The "disaster," as she told me, is horrible, the kind we deserve. The Blessed Virgin also told me that we must not grieve over the material sufferings of the "chastisement" that we ourselves will have brought about because of our sins committed against her Son.
These are the last avisos (warnings), and we must derive benefit from them. She told me again that the world believes there is a Heaven and a hell, but we do not think that we will have to go to the one or the other. Humanity thinks only about the present life (. . .)"
The girls, especially Conchita, used several similar expressions to designate the future Warning: "trial," "a most powerful shock," "catastrophe," "disaster," "purification," "correction of the moral conscience of the world" . . . These different terms and expressions were, in fact, referring not only to the physical impact and cosmic dimension of the Aviso, but also to its interior moral and spiritual dimension, both of them to be experienced by all human persons, being Christian or not, and even by those not believing in God, the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel even revealing to Conchita the very name of that future Warning during this same January 1, 1965: "It begins with the letter "A": neither "astra" (meaning a heavenly body), nor "asteroid": could it not be the word "absinth" or "Wormwood" (Rev. 8:10-11), "Ajenjo" in Spanish (so much so since Conchita will say eventually that "the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel did tell me the name . . . in Spanish), which name I saw in the dictionary, but not understanding its meaning there!"
[From 'Garabandal' Book, page 186]

Page 288r: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse...The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 

Here is Rev. 8:10-11:
Rev 8:10 And the third angel sounded the trumpet: and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch. And it fell on the third part of the rivers and upon the fountains of waters:
Rev 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood. And many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Yes, the Warning will be "bitter" for many as they see their sins and its effects on other people. And some may die of fright, especially those who have been cursing God and causing others to disbelieve in Him.
For us who love God, we will love Him even more!

Someone asked once about when we get to heaven and see some of our loved ones lost in hell, how can we be happy about that? The answer from the Saints is that we will rejoice in God's Justice, knowing that He did all He could to save that soul, but the soul refused the graces sent to it.
Someone said today that we must be positive and look at the good that's out there. But I say, we have to be realistic and see the truth: the world has gone mad! I believe we must alert everyone about the Warning, before it is too late, so people will have a chance to amend their lives and not die in their sin . . .
What do you think?
Deacon John
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Friday, November 26, 2010

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1964:


Conchita signing autographs

CONCHITA'S NEW LOCUTION:
SHE IS TOLD THAT ST. MICHAEL
WILL COME AGAIN . . . "JUNE 18TH, 1965!"

The Archangel at GarabandalImage by theroamincatholic via Flickr


During a locution that occurred on this December 8, 1964, the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel revealed to Conchita that she would have a new apparition of the Archangel St. Michael, on next June 18, (1965). (He would then deliver for the world the second and ultimate Message of Garabandal.) The visionary widely circulated this information.
[Excerpt from 'Garabandal' Book, page 185]




So now we await the second formal Message, which is very powerful and full of meaning. Meanwhile the girls (seers) lived their life normally in the village, working their daily chores and growing spiritually in prayer. It's a good lesson for us! No matter how many graces we have received, we still need to be part of this world and do our daily duty. Worker, housewife, student, whatever, doing the best we can at our vocation is God's Will and gives Him glory as we await our Day to enter God's Heavenly Kingdom.
Deacon John

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

From Mark Mallett: Living the Book of Revelation

Mark continues to inspire us with his prophetic writings regarding these times we live is. This all fits in with the Events of Garabandal and the coming "Warning", Miracle & "Great Sign"! We are blessed that he allows me to post his articles here:

Living the Book of Revelation


The Woman Clothed with the Sun, by John Collier

 

REVELATION Chapters 12 & 13 are so rich in symbolism, so expansive in meaning, that one could write books examining several angles. But here, I want to speak about these chapters with regard to modern times and the view of the Holy Fathers that these particular Scriptures bear an importance and relevance to our day. (If you are not familiar with these two chapters, it would be worth a quick refreshing of their contents.)

As I pointed out in my book The Final ConfrontationOur Lady of Guadalupe appeared in the 16th century in the midst of a culture of death, the Aztec culture of human sacrifice. Her apparition resulted in the conversion of millions to the Catholic faith, essentially crushing beneath her heel the "state" driven slaughter of the innocents. That apparition was a microcosm and sign of what was coming to the world and is now culminating in our times: a state driven culture of death that has spread world-wide.

 

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1964:


BLESSED PADRE PIO KEEPS BEING
'INTERESTED' IN CONCHITA AND . . .
IN GARABANDAL 

Padre Pio's Superior in San Giovanni Rotondo addressed a letter (in Spanish) to Conchita, on behalf of the famous Capuchin:
"Peace and Greetings
Padre Pio is praying with (his) heart for your intentions and exhorts you to pray, placing your trust in the Divine Mercy in order to acquire the patience (to bear) all the trials and adversities of
life, and also the spiritual blessings and graces for the sanctification of your soul.
Padre Pio assures you that he remembers you constantly in his prayers and sends you his paternal blessing.
Fr. Superior."
It is therefore above all a vibrant call to holiness that Conchita received, "a right and a duty of every faithful," a central guideline of the most ancient tradition of the Church, significantly taken up by Vatican II (John Paul II, June 24, 1995 Address). This little message, the third one at least, from Blessed Padre Pio, was thus a new personal confirmation of the supernatural authenticity of Garabandal, a confirmation stemming doubtless from the supernatural lights that the famous stigmatist had already received on this subject since . . . the very beginning of the events! Other analogous and even more important "signs" would again be given to the visionary by the holy Italian priest!
{In March 1982, in answer to the first letter received from the Blessed Padre, Conchita spontaneously and naively suggested to him that he come to Garabandal to visit her . . . : "Do you think that I can travel about like that, according to my whim, and why not like Santa Claus, and come down the chimney into your home?", the Capuchin retorted, amused.}
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 184]

That date March 1982 has to be a mistake or that's when this note was revealed, cause Padre Pio died in 1968! I can't forget this date cause Joey Lomangino talked about Padre Pio and his death at every conference he gave. 

Padre Pio was a great Saint and led a life of suffering in imitation of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. So much so that he received the stigmata in imitation of the wounds of Christ. Once someone asked if they hurt, and he responded "What do you think, that they are painted on my flesh!" He had a way with words. If you went to confession to him and you didn't tell all your sins, he would yell and throw you out, saying "Come back when you're ready to tell all your sins." 

Joey, of course, received his sense of smell back when he went to confess to Padre Pio. It was a real miracle cause his olfactory nerves are cut from the accident and by right, it's impossible for him to smell anything. 

One young girl who had no pupils in her eyes went to Padre Pio and she received the gift of sight without pupils! How's that for a miracle. There are many more. Padre Pio used to fight with the devil, even fist fights! Scary stuff! If you can, get a good book on Blessed Padre Pio, he is fascinating!!!
Deacon John

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Polish Video about Garabandal:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1964:


The handwritten stupendous revelation which Conchita
wrote to Fr. Ramon Andreu about his deceased brother Luis.

A STUPENDOUS PROPHETIC REVELATION
MADE TO CONCHITA ABOUT THE
DECEASED FR. LUIS MARIA ANDREU

On August 2, 1964, Conchita sent this short note to Padre Ramon Maria Andreu:
"Dear Fr. Ramon, on 18 July, I had a locution, and in this locution the Blessed Virgin told me that, on the day following the Miracle, your brother will be taken out of his grave, and his body will be found incorrupted. Father, I told no one I had this locution, except to a young lady who is the only one to know this."
Transferred from the cemetery of Ona, in 1975, Fr. Luis's remains henceforth lie in a very small niche in the ossuary of the Jesuit cemetery of Loyola. The prophetic event already partly filled, of the complete decay of his body, then of its future "restructuring" through a divine supernatural intervention, will be unique in the whole history of the Church and of humanity. It will be the only known case of a "totally reversed necrotic process." To this day, we number, in fact, only a few cases of "reversed necrotic process, only in part" (J.S.)
The discovery will be made on the day following the "D" day, that is, if not a Good Friday, at least a Friday of Easter liturgical Time. It was precisely during the Holy Week of the year 1961 that the famous Madre Maria Naya predicted to the Spanish Jesuit "the nearing end of your earthly pilgrimage."The complete "restructuring" of the priest's body, thus associates him in a mysterious way with certain prophetic texts of Scripture bearing on "the life and spirit being breathed on the dry bones" (Ezek. 37:1-14). Considering the undeniable eschatological dimension of Garabandal to which this event is so obviously linked, it is impossible not to think especially of the similar phenomenon that occurred at the very moment of the death of Jesus: "The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised (Matt 27:52)".
However, it is not said that Fr. Luis Maria Andreu is to be "raised from the dead." Here, the absolutely unprecedented character of the miracle will lie in the very and only "recomposition" of his body, which, as Conchita again pointed out in September 1965: "Fr. Luis will be found exactly as he was at the time of his burial": completely reconstituted! Real and preserved, better said,
"incorrupted"!
[From 'Garabandal' Book, pages 182-183]


Well, another great mystery of Garabandal! You know that after Fr. Luis died, he spoke to the girls and even taught them to pray in other languages! And Our Lady said he was with Her! Which goes to show you that we (if we merit it) go straight to Heaven when we die, leaving our bodies to turn to dust. At the General Resurrection at the End of the World, God will reconstitute our bodies and infuse our souls back into them. Then will come the final judgment, and the good will go to heaven with their glorified bodies, and the damned will return to hell with their deformed bodies, which will suffer along with their souls for all eternity!!!
I know where I want to go, do you? Think about it!
Deacon John

Saturday, November 13, 2010

From Mark Mallett: So Little Time Left

So Little Time Left


LATE this past summer of 2010, the Lord began to speak a word in my heart that carries a new urgency. It is has been steadily burning in my heart until I woke up this morning weeping, unable to contain it any longer. I spoke with my spiritual director who confirmed what has been weighing on my heart.
As my readers and viewers know, I have striven to speak to you through the words of the Magisterium. But underlying everything I’ve written and spoken of here, in my book, and in my webcasts, are the personal directions that I hear in prayer—that many of you are also hearing in prayer. I will not deviate from the course, except to underscore what has already been said with ‘urgency’ by the Holy Fathers, by sharing with you the private words I have been given. For they are really not meant, at this point, to be kept hidden.
Here is the "message" as it has been given since August in passages from my diary…

TIME IS SHORT!
August 24th, 2010: Speak the words, My words, which I have placed on your heart. Do not hesitate. The time is short! …Strive to be single-hearted, to place the Kingdom first in all you do. I say again, do not waste anymore time.
August 31st, 2010 (Mary): But now the time has come for the words of the prophets to be fulfilled, and all things brought beneath the heel of my Son. Do not delay in your personal conversion. Listen intently to the voice of my Spouse, the Holy Spirit. Remain in my Immaculate Heart, and you will find refuge in the Storm. Justice now falls. Heaven now weeps… and the sons of men will know sorrow upon sorrow.  But I will be with you. I promise to hold you, and like a good mother, protect you beneath the shelter of my wings. All is not lost, but all is gained only through the Cross of my Son [ie. suffering]. Love my Jesus who loves all of you with a burning love. 
October 4th, 2010: Time is short, I tell you. In your lifetime Mark, the sorrows of sorrows will come. Do not be afraid but be prepared, for you do not know the day or the hour when the Son of Man will come as the just Judge.
October 14th, 2010: Now is the time! Now is the time for the nets to be filled and drawn into the barque of My Church.
October 20th, 2010: So little time is left… so little time. Even you will not be ready, for the Day will come like a thief. But continue to fill your lamp, and you will see in the coming darkness.(cf. Matt 25:1-13, and howall the virgins were caught off guard, even those who were "prepared").
November 3rd, 2010: There is so little time left. Great changes are coming over the face of the earth. People are unprepared. They have not heeded My warnings. Many will die. Pray and intercede for them that they will die in My grace. The powers of evil are marching ahead. They will throw your world into chaos. Fix your heart and eyes firmly on Me, and no harm shall come to you and your household. These are days of darkness, great darkness such as has not been since I laid the foundation of the earth. My Son is coming as light. Who is ready for the revelation of His majesty? Who is ready even among My people to see themselves in the light of Truth?
November 13th, 2010: My son, the sorrow in your heart is but a drop of the sorrow in your Father’s heart. That after so many gifts and attempts to draw men back to Me, they have stubbornly refused My grace.
All of Heaven is prepared now. All the angels stand ready for the great battle of your times. Write about it (Rev 12-13). You are on its threshold, mere moments away. Stay awake then. Live soberly, do not fall asleep in sin, for you may never wake up. Be attentive to My word, which I will speak through you, my little mouthpiece. Make haste. Waste no time, for time is something you do not have.

TIME, AS YOU AND I KNOW IT
Brothers and sisters, I have always said that "time" is a very relative word—relative to God, for "with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day" (2 Pt 3:8). But during one of the abovemessages, I heard interiorly that the Lord means "short" as you and I would consider short. This is why I have taken several months to ponder under spiritual direction what I have shared with you here. But, in all truth, I am now hearing this same message of urgency from many quarters in the Body of Christ. And that confirmation is an essential part of the discernment we all face in these extraordinary times.
With your prayers and God’s help, I will, in the days ahead, unfold thoughts from these words, specifically chapters 12 and 13 of Revelation. As you will see once again, the Holy Fathers have been speaking and warning about these approaching events for all to hear.
This apostolate is not about me, my reputation, or what those "good folk" might say about such "private revelation." It is about preparing the Church for The Great Storm which is here and coming, a Storm that will end in the dawning of a new era. This is what the Holy Father has asked of us young people to speak of, and we should respond at whatever the cost.
Lord, give us ears to hear your Church speaking, and a heart to obey.
The young have shown themselves to be for Rome and for the Church a special gift of the Spirit of God… I did not hesitate to ask them to make a radical choice of faith and life and present them with a stupendous task: to become "morning watchmen" at the dawn of the new millennium. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Novo Millennio Inuente, n.9
Empowered by the Spirit, and drawing upon faith’s rich vision, a new generation of Christians is being called to help build a world in which God’s gift of life is welcomed, respected and cherished—not rejected, feared as a threat, and destroyed. A new age in which love is not greedy or self-seeking, but pure, faithful and genuinely free, open to others, respectful of their dignity, seeking their good, radiating joy and beauty. A new age in which hope liberates us from the shallowness, apathy, and self-absorption which deaden our souls and poison our relationships. Dear young friends, the Lord is asking you to be prophets of this new age… —POPE BENEDICT XVI,Homily, World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia, July 20th, 2008

RELATED READING:
The coming revolution: Revolution!
Why we have arrived at a time of purification: The Writing on the Wall and The Writing in the Sand

RELATED WEBCASTS:
On physical preparations: Time to Prepare
A coming "great shaking": Great Awakening, Great Shaking
On the powers of evil intent on throwing the world into chaos: We Were Warned
A series explaining the "big picture" through a prophecy given in the presence of Paul VI: The Prophecy at Rome

 
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Our Lady's Kiss



The Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Garabandal
November 13th, 2010
Dear Friends,
Today we are offering our email subscribers a gratis rosary with reliquary centerpiece containing a piece of Conchita's missal kissed by Our Lady at the time of her apparitions at Garabandal. Our Lady promised those who use these holy objects with faith that Jesus would perform prodigies and that the bearers would do their purgatory on Earth.
To receive one, please send an email to joey@garabandalny.org with ROSARY in the subject line providing your name and complete mailing address in the body of the email.
 We can only provide one per request. The offer is good as long as our supply lasts.
In Union of Prayer,
The Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de Garabandal-Lindenhurst, NY USA

P.O. Box 606, Lindenhurst, NY 11757-0606





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May the Virgin Mary, with her loving Child, bless us!
"May the Lord grant all your prayers!" (Psalm 20)
Deacon John

♥!


Friday, November 12, 2010

A Tribute to MARI LOLI

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1964:


CONCHITA'S LOCUTION CONCERNING
JOEY LOMANGINO'S HEALING OF THE
VERY FUTURE "D" DAY.


The bond that unites Joey Lomangino, born in 1931, to Garabandal is absolutely amazing and long-standing. It goes back to the first months following his accident (1947!). These were difficult months trying to adjust himself to his recent and total blindness. They led him to turn to God. He then received from On-High a first answer he was calling for in his distress. A voice woke him up from his sleep, telling him that he would recover his sight provided he first accomplish an authentic spiritual journey, the nature of which was explained to him.
In 1949, Joey was "visited" a second time, through the intermediary of a mysterious dream: he could see himself standing in a vast and luscious prairie, in the middle of which was an isolated clump of very green trees. This was to be the grove of the famous Pines of San Sebastian de Garabandal that were then mere bushes. At the same moment, Joey had the assurance that he would be able to overcome his suffering.
In addition to some two thousand conferences he gave on the subject, in the 1970's Joey founded the periodical "GARABANDAL Magazine" distributed throughout the world. In the same period, he created "The Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel," a charitable association for the diffusion of the Message. . . So many activities that the American blind man directs at the same time as he fulfills his professional responsibilities as a business man (he would renounce them in 1998), J. Lomangino being then the manager of the most important enterprise of sewer treatment in the North-Eastern part of the United States (New York region).
On this 19th of March, 1964, Feast of St. Joseph, Conchita, praying at the Pines, learned in a locution from the Blessed Virgin that her friend "will again see with his own eyes on the day when the Miracle will be performed for the world. The first thing he will see will be the Miracle that my Son will do through my intercession and, from that moment on, he will see permanently."
On the same day, Conchita wrote the news to Joey who had left the village on the previous day to return to the United States!
[From 'Garabandal' Book, pages 180-181]


Now you see why spreading the story of the apparitions is so important! Joey is 79 years old and time is running out! In order for Joey to see with his new eyes and use those eyes for the glory of God, the Miracle has to happen real soon. And before the Miracle, the Warning! Everything is so close. But all we have to do is watch the News and you know in your heart that the world needs a conversion experience real soon. There are just too many murders and wars going on, and even in our beloved Church there is turmoil, possible even a schism coming soon. We need God to straighten this world out. We need Divine Mercy in our souls!


As I told you before I worked with Joey Lomangino back in the 1970's helping to spread the Message of Garabandal. While Joey told his story about Padre Pio and about the Events of Garabandal, I ran a slide projector showing pictures of the story. I also ran a movie projector and showed the Dick Everson Garabandal Documentary to the people at the conference. I can testify to his complete blindness and his hope of seeing again! I always pray for him and the seers too, and also for God to send the Warning, Miracle and great Sign, so that the world will be converted and God's Kingdom of the Divine Will will reign! How about you?
Blessing to all+
Deacon John

Monday, November 8, 2010

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1963:



Conchita in ecstasy

Awakened by a mysterious interior uneasiness, Conchita went to the church at around 5:30 a.m. with her mother. Before the church doors, she fell into ecstasy . . . The Blessed Virgin first "wished me a happy birthday," adding these profound words (almost identical to those said, in 1858, to Bernadette in Lourdes): "You will not be happy on Earth, but, yes, you will be in Heaven!" She also revealed to her other "future events" about which the visionary was told "not to make known" . . .
[Excerpt from 'Garabandal' Book, page 179]
Bernadette Soubiroust - Project Gutenberg eTex...Saint Bernadette Soubirous Image via Wikipedia


Those "words" of Our Lady to Bernadette have always stuck in my mind, "I can't promise you happiness here on earth, only in heaven." And I've repeated them to others when I thought they needed to hear them. Think about it. Are we ever really happy here? Sure there's moments of happiness, like a birthday party, a wedding, a new baby, etc., but the next day or even hours sometimes, comes some problem, some sadness, some trouble. In Heaven it will be total happiness for all eternity! Imagine that! I can't wait! In the meantime we can offer up our unhappiness to the Lord in reparation for our sins and the sins of the whole world.
God Bless
Deacon John
Body Bernadette SoubirousUncorrupt Body of St. Bernadette Image via Wikipedia
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

SUMMARY OF THE GARABANDAL STORY:


Here is a link to summary of the Garabandal Story as published in "Garabandal" Magazine:


http://www.revelacionesmarianas.com/Archivos%20para%20descarga/History%20of%20Garabandal.pdf

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DECEMBER, 1963:


Pope Paul VI during his 1964 visit to the Holy Land

"THE POPE WILL GO TO THE HOLY LAND"

In the first day of the month, if not at the end, of November 1963, it was revealed to Conchita that "the Pope [Paul VI only?] will go to the Holy Land."Elected Pope since hardly five months, Paul VI made this trip in January 1964, a fact that surprised all Christendom, even the world. One should, however, notice that the prophecy did not say that only one Pope would go to the Holy Land, nor that one of them would go only once! And the more so, since we now know that the Holy Father John Paul II has already made a very special pilgrimage there, in March 2000.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 179]



I don't remember either one of these two trips to the Holy Land by the Popes, do you? In 1964 I was still a pagan, one of the many unchurched youth of our times. It wasn't until 1970 before I returned to Mass and became interested in church events. I have no excuse for the year 2000, except I was working two jobs to survive, so maybe that's why my mind is a blank.

Benedict XVI visited Israel in May, 2009.



Deacon John

Monday, November 1, 2010

MONDAY 18, AND THURSDAY 28, OF NOVEMBER 1963:


When the locutions began, each of the two visionaries was unaware that
her companion was going through the same spiritual experience.

ABOUT A FEW OF CONCHITA'S AND MARI-LOLI'S LOCUTIONS


The Blessed Virgin spoke to the two visionaries about Felipe Sobrado, a priest martyr of the Spanish Civil War, and whose remains were transferred to the church of Pontejoz, on November 18, 1963 precisely. "He will not be canonized, but through his intercession God will perform miracles" said the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel to Conchita.
The locutions always came when Conchita and Loli were praying. The most important ones were given them at the church after they had received Holy Communion.
[Excerpted from 'Garabandal' Book, page 179]



Well it shouldn't be a surprise that Our Lord and Our Lady spoke to them after receiving Holy Communion! That's when we have Jesus in us completely: Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity! And wherever Jesus is, there is Mother Mary at His side, two Hearts joined together, never to be separated! And that's the best time for us to speak to Them.

How do we talk to God? Fearful and afraid? Why? Jesus wants us to talk to Him just like we talk to our loved ones or our friends, heart to heart. We should share all our problems and hopes with Him right after Holy Communion, because that's when He will be listening and responding to you in close intimacy. Yes, He already knows all your problems and hopes, but He wants to hear you ask Him for the graces you want, just like you would ask your father for a gift when you were a child. And if your father said no, you turned to your mother to intervene for you.

So, open up to Jesus, get close to Him and hug Him spiritually, waiting for that divine hug that you will get back! And ask Mother Mary to assist you in your problems and hopes, She loves that!

Deacon John