Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Be as Holy as you can

 Notes of meeting on 9 October 2018

Picture of Mary and Joseph in their home at Nazareth. Our Blessed Mother was making a tiny garment and Joseph was fashioning a babies bed. Our Blessed Mother was singing sweetly Psalms and songs and the Child Jesus of about 6 months within her womb responded by moving to her sweet voice.
In this home there was so much love between the Child Jesus within her and Mary and Joseph. This chaste love permeated their home and their lives as they waited for their Child and their King.
Joseph beckons us to come in.
Our Blessed Mother opens her arms wide to allow us her children to come close and listen.
We can all hear the Jesus' little heart beat and as we come closer his heartbeat gets faster and we all sing a little lullaby to Him and His heart seems to blow little kisses to us until He becomes still and rests.
Mary says: "My children when you see the things of this World and they disturb you remember this time of Holiness and waiting for God's son Jesus to be born.
The Hope of the World is just as important now as then in fact more so.
Do not lose Hope for Holiness and Goodness will prevail.
Hard times yes, but God gives you strength to carry on.
Prayer is your weapon against my adversary and the firm Hope in Our Saviour Jesus Christ the tiny child considered an irrelevance in this World but whose Justice is like a two edged sword.
All my children if you only knew how much He loves you, each of you, you would fear nothing not even death for those who love Him will be with Him and no other happiness you can think of will come close to the Joy between you and my Son when you meet.
So my little ones be as Holy as you can, praying, fasting, reading the Word and above all in loving your fellow brothers and sisters drawing them closer to Jesus with your prayers and little sacrifices.
I sing a love song to my Son on your behalf and pray for strength and perseverance that you be strong in your innermost selves loving the Triune God always. Mary."

Picture of Jesus leading Mary into the group and Jesus says "I can refuse her nothing".

Matthew 6 v 5 - 14
“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
10     Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done,
        on earth as it is in heaven.
11     Give us this day our daily bread.
12     And forgive us our debts,
        as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13     And do not bring us to the time of trial,
        but rescue us from the evil one.
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Theotokos Prayer Group - No meeting on 2 October