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

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Jesus Light of the World

Notes of meeting on 15 December 2015

Picture of Mary with the child Jesus.
Jesus taking our petitions from us.

Jesus is the Light of the World.

Matthew 20 v 30 - 34
30 And now there were two blind men sitting at the side of the road. When they heard that it was Jesus who was passing by, they shouted, 'Lord! Have pity on us, son of David.'
31 And the crowd scolded them and told them to keep quiet, but they only shouted the louder, 'Lord! Have pity on us, son of David.'
32 Jesus stopped, called them over and said, 'What do you want me to do for you?'
33 They said to him, 'Lord, let us have our sight back.'
34 Jesus felt pity for them and touched their eyes, and at once their sight returned and they followed him.

Jesus you are the Light of the World.
Heal us and heal the World of blindness that we may see and follow you.
Fill us with your light, truth and holiness.

A Happy and Holy Christmas to all.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father too

Notes of meeting 8 December 2015

1 John 2 v 15 - 29
15 Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone does love the world, the love of the Father finds no place in him,
16 because everything there is in the world -- disordered bodily desires, disordered desires of the eyes, pride in possession -- is not from the Father but is from the world.
17 And the world, with all its disordered desires, is passing away. But whoever does the will of God remains for ever.
18 Children, this is the final hour; you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and now many Antichrists have already come; from this we know that it is the final hour.
19 They have gone from among us, but they never really belonged to us; if they had belonged to us, they would have stayed with us. But this was to prove that not one of them belonged to us.
20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and have all received knowledge.
21 I have written to you not because you are ignorant of the truth, but because you are well aware of it, and because no lie can come from the truth.
22 Who is the liar, if not one who claims that Jesus is not the Christ? This is the Antichrist, who denies both the Father and the Son.
23 Whoever denies the Son cannot have the Father either; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father too.
24 Let what you heard in the beginning remain in you; as long as what you heard in the beginning remains in you, you will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25 And the promise he made you himself is eternal life.
26 So much have I written to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.
27 But as for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you; since the anointing he gave you teaches you everything, and since it is true, not false, remain in him just as he has taught you.
28 Therefore remain in him now, children, so that when he appears we may be fearless, and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
29 If you know that he is upright you must recognise that everyone whose life is upright is a child of his.


1. Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of the Christian faith. Mercy has become living and visible in Jesus of Nazareth, reaching its culmination in him. The Father, “rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4), after having revealed his name to Moses as “a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Ex34:6), has never ceased to show, in various ways throughout history, his divine nature. In the “fullness of time” (Gal 4:4), when everything had been arranged according to his plan of salvation, he sent his only Son into the world, born of the Virgin Mary, to reveal his love for us in a definitive way. Whoever sees Jesus sees the Father (cf. Jn 14:9). Jesus of Nazareth, by his words, his actions, and his entire person[1] reveals the mercy of God.
2. We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it. Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy: the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life. Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.
3. At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives. For this reason I have proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church, a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective.
The Holy Year will open on 8 December 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This liturgical feast day recalls God’s action from the very beginning of the history of mankind. After the sin of Adam and Eve, God did not wish to leave humanity alone in the throes of evil. And so he turned his gaze to Mary, holy and immaculate in love (cf. Eph 1:4), choosing her to be the Mother of man’s Redeemer. When faced with the gravity of sin, God responds with the fullness of mercy. Mercy will always be greater than any sin, and no one can place limits on the love of God who is ever ready to forgive. I will have the joy of opening the Holy Door on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. On that day, the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instils hope.
On the following Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, the Holy Door of the Cathedral of Rome – that is, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran – will be opened. In the following weeks, the Holy Doors of the other Papal Basilicas will be opened. On the same Sunday, I will announce that in every local church, at the cathedral
– the mother church of the faithful in any particular area – or, alternatively, at the co-cathedral or another church of special significance, a Door of Mercy will be opened for the duration of the Holy Year. At the discretion of the local ordinary, a similar door may be opened at any
shrine frequented by large groups of pilgrims, since visits to these holy sites are so often grace-filled moments, as people discover a path to conversion. Every Particular Church, therefore, will be directly involved in living out this Holy Year as an extraordinary moment of grace and spiritual renewal. Thus the Jubilee will be celebrated both in Rome and in the Particular Churches as a visible sign of the Church’s universal communion. 


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Light of the World

Notes of meeting on 1 December 2015

Picture of Our Mother resplendent in light. her clothing , her face, her Immaculate Heart shone out with fulsome light, the rays emanated from her heart and the new life of Jesus within her.
This light pervaded the room and we were bathed in it. This light went out into the Town into every street bringing goodness and calling the people to be one with the light.
All those touched by the light received from the light.
Mary says:
"Open your hearts and receive the Light of the World, He who is your salvation and promise. Let this Light enter and transform you, so that My Son Jesus can be seen working and transforming you to Holiness. I bless you in the name of the Little King Jesus the Mighty One."

No one is left out of my Light.
All are invited to the Light.


Notes of meeting on 24 November 2015

Picture of the prayer group all praising and singing. Our Lord was calling us to Himself and His Blessed Mother. Our angels seemed to lead us upward toward them, Jesus was very sad and Our Mother very grave. As we lifted up our hearts and minds to praise and glorification of Him He seemed to smile, we could all sense He was glad we were with Him and Our Mother.
Other Christians came and joined us and Jesus' Heart warmed. We could see our pitiful world covered in war and explosions there was such hatred of mankind in some peoples hearts it was almost too much to bear.
Jesus took off His blood red cloak and threw it down over our world, it was as though He were covering the world in His Blood. Mercy surrounded and engulfed the whole world.
Our Lady cast down her tiny blue mantle and it covered England and all its isles, a special enrobing for all of us against the evil one .
We prayed harder, made sacrifices, praised and thanked them. Our praise got louder and people of other cults and religions turned to Jesus crying out the Him " Lord, Lord do not forsake us"

Mary says:
"My children Mercy cometh, do not waste time, pray and be Holy . Be examples to your brothers and sisters , be like lights to lead them to my Son Jesus. he loves you with an everlasting love, remember none can come to the Father in Heaven except through my Son Jesus, He is the Way, the Truth and the Light, be beacons of light, I bless you with My Son Jesus' blessing."

Sunday, 29 November 2015

December Prayer Intention

December Prayer Intention

Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee of Mercy

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.

We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of
Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Do whatever he tells you

Notes of meeting on 17 November 2015

Picture of Our Mother dressed all in blue with her mantle spread out in a vast train behind her. Many women and men carried it for her, so many that the end of the train could not be seen.
Our Lady was moving ever closer to the Throne of the Almighty which was ablaze with light.
There was a beautiful crown of gems and pearls in Jesus' hand ready to crown her with. Many people were there to witness this and they looked both solemn and expectant.
Jesus placed the crown upon Our Lady's head and sounds of singing and praise reverberated around the huge room. She lifted up her Rosary and touched it to her lips and Jesus kissed it too.
then from under her train I could see all the poor in spirit come out in utter joy waving and praising God because people had prayed for them and they were in utter blissfulness.
Mary says: "My children do whatever my Son Jesus asks of you, and pray much with your hearts. My Son Jesus blesses you."

We are all poor in spirit, but hat a great reward for ourselves and especially others for whom we pray.

John 2 v 1-11
1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there,
2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited.
3 And they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the feast had all been used, and the mother of Jesus said to him, 'They have no wine.'
4 Jesus said, 'Woman, what do you want from me? My hour has not come yet.'
5 His mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you.'
6 There were six stone water jars standing there, meant for the ablutions that are customary among the Jews: each could hold twenty or thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, 'Fill the jars with water,' and they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he said to them, 'Draw some out now and take it to the president of the feast.'
9 They did this; the president tasted the water, and it had turned into wine. Having no idea where it came from -- though the servants who had drawn the water knew -- the president of the feast called the bridegroom
10 and said, 'Everyone serves good wine first and the worse wine when the guests are well wined; but you have kept the best wine till now.'
11 This was the first of Jesus' signs: it was at Cana in Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

Philippians 4 v 4-9
4 Always be joyful, then, in the Lord; I repeat, be joyful.
5 Let your good sense be obvious to everybody. The Lord is near.
6 Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind in prayer and petition shot through with gratitude,
7 and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, let your minds be filled with everything that is true, everything that is honourable, everything that is upright and pure, everything that we love and admire -- with whatever is good and praiseworthy.
9 Keep doing everything you learnt from me and were told by me and have heard or seen me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

We thank the Lord for the abundance of his graces and blessings.

Trust in My Love.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Be holy

Notes of meeting on 10 November 2015

Picture of Our Lord His Heart exposed and blood and water flowed from His side.
Our Lady stood beside Him and her Immaculate Heart was full of love.
Our Lord's Heart seemed to be on fire and within it I could see our beautiful world.
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart seemed to mimic her Son's and caught fire, then Our Lady invited us to open our hearts and be one with her Son. All hearts seemed to catch fire until the world in Jesus' Heart was cleansed and healed.
The fire gathered momentum and blazed from within and around us.
Jesus says "The fire of My love will conquer!.
Our Lady pointed to the blood and water gushing from her Son's side and says "My Son is the Temple, be holy for you are part of the body, the Temple,  the glorious new wine, the fire of the Father's love, the action of the Holy Spirit working in and around you. Be holy.
I bless you with my Son Jesus' blessing"

Philippians 2 v 1 -11
1 So if in Christ there is anything that will move you, any incentive in love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any warmth or sympathy -- I appeal to you,
2 make my joy complete by being of a single mind, one in love, one in heart and one in mind.
3 Nothing is to be done out of jealousy or vanity; instead, out of humility of mind everyone should give preference to others,
4 everyone pursuing not selfish interests but those of others.
5 Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped.
7 But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are; and being in every way like a human being,
8 he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.
9 And for this God raised him high, and gave him the name which is above all other names;
10 so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus
11 and that every tongue should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Picture of Jesus as King. Crowned and dressed in golden robes. He is blessing us.

2 Corinthians 4 v 6-11
6 It is God who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' that has shone into our hearts to enlighten them with the knowledge of God's glory, the glory on the face of Christ.
7 But we hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the immensity of the power is God's and not our own.
8 We are subjected to every kind of hardship, but never distressed; we see no way out but we never despair;
9 we are pursued but never cut off; knocked down, but still have some life in us;
10 always we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our body.
11 Indeed, while we are still alive, we are continually being handed over to death, for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our mortal flesh.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

A home that is secure

Notes of meeting 3 November 2015

Isaiah 33 v17 - 24
17 Your eyes will gaze on the king in his beauty, they will look on a country stretching far and wide.
18 Your heart will meditate on past terrors, 'Where is the man who did the counting? Where is the man who did the weighing? Where is the man who counted off the towers?'
19 No more will you see that insolent people, that people of unintelligible speech, of barbarous and meaningless tongue.
20 Gaze at Zion, city of our feasts; your eyes will see Jerusalem as a home that is secure, a tent not to be moved, none of its tent-pegs ever to be pulled out, none of its guy-ropes ever to be broken.
21 There it is that Yahweh shows us his power, like a place of rivers and very wide canals on which will row no galley, over which will pass no majestic ship.
22 (For Yahweh is our judge, Yahweh our lawgiver, Yahweh is our king and our Saviour.)
23 Your tackle has given way, it cannot support the mast, it cannot hoist the pennon. And so there is much booty to be shared out; the lame fall to plundering,
24 and no one living there will say, 'I am sickly'; the people living there will find their guilt forgiven.

Jude 1 v 7-25
 7 But remember, my dear friends, what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.
18 'At the final point of time', they told you, 'there will be mockers who follow nothing but their own godless desires.'
19 It is they who cause division, who live according to nature and do not possess the Spirit.
20 But you, my dear friends, must build yourselves up on the foundation of your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit;
21 keep yourselves within the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you eternal life.
22 To some you must be compassionate because they are wavering;
23 others you must save by snatching them from the fire; to others again you must be compassionate but wary, hating even the tunic stained by their bodies.
24 To him who can keep you from falling and bring you safe to his glorious presence, innocent and joyful,
25 to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, authority and power, before all ages, now and for ever. Amen.

Lord let us live in your Kingdom now where it is apparent through the preaching of the gospel, the meeting in prayer and worship, in the celebration of the Eucharist. We look forward to the eternal Kingdom that will be revealed when we come home to you in Heaven. Help us understand the greatness, the vastness the eternal nature of your Kingdom now and in eternity.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

My children pray as never before

Notes from meeting 27 October 2015

Picture of Our Blessed Mother dressed in grey. She came to us here in this room. She looked very grave and sad but even so she smiled at us.
We all understood we were to join hands with her. We were lifted up and below us we could see England, we went higher until we reached the very top of our world where we could all see Our Beloved Saviour on his Cross.
Our Blessed Mother indicated to us to form a circle around Him and pray.
She says:
"My children pray as never before for your brothers and sisters who have no love in their hearts except for self. These poor ones need your help against Satan and his armies. Pray to open their hearts to Jesus so they will not be lost to perdition.
My little ones try to be holy at all times so that Satan has no hold over you if you feel fear or feel overwhelmed come to me your Mother and I will hide you under my mantle as a mother hen hides her brood. You are so precious to me as are all souls. My Son cries for love of them, He suffers for love of them. Pray my good children and help your brothers and sisters, comfort my Son.
I bless you with Jesus' blessing.

In the darkness an army of great magnitude in darkness was trying to snatch souls from the earth but as we prayed angels of light rebuffed the darkness and a loving hand caught those destined for hell and saved them, their faces were full of wonder and awe.

Jeremiah 1 v 4 -10
4 The word of Yahweh came to me, saying:
5 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you came to birth I consecrated you; I appointed you as prophet to the nations.'
6 I then said, 'Ah, ah, ah, Lord Yahweh; you see, I do not know how to speak: I am only a child!'
7 But Yahweh replied, 'Do not say, "I am only a child," for you must go to all to whom I send you and say whatever I command you.
8 Do not be afraid of confronting them, for I am with you to rescue you, Yahweh declares.'
9 Then Yahweh stretched out his hand and touched my mouth, and Yahweh said to me: 'There! I have put my words into your mouth.
10 Look, today I have set you over the nations and kingdoms, to uproot and to knock down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.'

Have confidence my people.
Have confidence in my love for you.
Have confidence in my hope.
Have confidence in my strength.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Do not let your hearts be troubled

Notes of meeting on 20 October 2015

Picture of Jesus visiting us in a special way. We had all prepared, cleaning and getting everything in order. There was much anticipation but also a little apprehension; feelings such as "are we doing enough?" and the fear "does he want more?" "can I give it?"
Our Mother Mary came too and they spoke together and Jesus nodded in acquiescence.
Jesus looked at each person individually and as he looked at each of us in our turn the fear dropped away. His loving smile and gentleness gave us courage. He looked deep into our hearts and He could see pockets of real love and goodness but also fear and dryness.
He breathed His life, His love, his goodness and His Joy into each heart.
Our Mother was swaying from side to side in utter joy, clapping her small hands till all of us felt this perfect joy as though the joy of heaven had been placed as a gift  in our hearts for our benefit and for those we came into contact with.
Jesus says: " My dear little flock, serve your God in joy, feel the lightness of My yoke, together we will work miracles through prayer and perseverance. Do not fear but ask as your Mother did and I will give it willingly. I love you with an everlasting love that shall never diminish. You give Me joy. Your Jesus."

Jesus loves us and call us not to be afraid.

John 14 v1 - 14
1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust also in me.
2 In my Father's house there are many places to live in; otherwise I would have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you,
3 and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you to myself, so that you may be with me where I am.
4 You know the way to the place where I am going.
5 Thomas said, 'Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?'
6 Jesus said: I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
7 If you know me, you will know my Father too. From this moment you know him and have seen him.
8 Philip said, 'Lord, show us the Father and then we shall be satisfied.' Jesus said to him,
9 'Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? 'Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father, so how can you say, "Show us the Father"?
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? What I say to you I do not speak of my own accord: it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his works.
11 You must believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe it on the evidence of these works.
12 In all truth I tell you, whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself, and will perform even greater works, because I am going to the Father.
13 Whatever you ask in my name I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

John 15 v 11-17
11 I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete.
12 This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you.
13 No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
15 I shall no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know the master's business; I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.
16 You did not choose me, no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name.
17 My command to you is to love one another.

John 6 v 44-51
44 'No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me, and I will raise that person up on the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets: They will all be taught by God; everyone who has listened to the Father, and learnt from him, comes to me.
46 Not that anybody has seen the Father, except him who has his being from God: he has seen the Father.
47 In all truth I tell you, everyone who believes has eternal life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate manna in the desert and they are dead;
50 but this is the bread which comes down from heaven, so that a person may eat it and not die.
51 I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.'

November Prayer Intention

November Prayer Intention

The Prisons Week Prayer

Lord, you offer freedom to all people. We pray for those in prison. Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist. Support with your love prisoners and their families and friends, prison staff and all who care. Heal those who have been wounded by the actions of others, especially the victims of crime. Help us to forgive one another, to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly together with Christ in his strength and in his Spirit, now and every day.


Prisons Week 15th-21st November 2015 A New and Living Way
Hebrews chapter 10 tells us that by God’s will, “we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all”, and that his body has become a curtain, through which we can enter his presence and begin a new and living way. A new way of life with hearts cleansed and our guilt washed away.
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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Your faithful and steadfast love will always guard me

Notes of meeting 13 October 2015

Psalm 40
1 [For the choirmaster Of David Psalm] I waited, I waited for Yahweh, then he stooped to me and heard my cry for help.
2 He pulled me up from the seething chasm, from the mud of the mire. He set my feet on rock, and made my footsteps firm.
3 He put a fresh song in my mouth, praise of our God. Many will be awestruck at the sight, and will put their trust in Yahweh.
4 How blessed are those who put their trust in Yahweh, who have not sided with rebels and those who have gone astray in falsehood.
5 How much you have done, Yahweh, my God -- your wonders, your plans for us -- you have no equal. I will proclaim and speak of them; they are beyond number.
6 You wanted no sacrifice or cereal offering, but you gave me an open ear, you did not ask for burnt offering or sacrifice for sin;
7 then I said, 'Here I am, I am coming.' In the scroll of the book it is written of me,
8 my delight is to do your will; your law, my God, is deep in my heart.
9 I proclaimed the saving justice of Yahweh in the great assembly. See, I will not hold my tongue, as you well know.
10 I have not kept your saving justice locked in the depths of my heart, but have spoken of your constancy and saving help. I have made no secret of your faithful and steadfast love, in the great assembly.
11 You, Yahweh, have not withheld your tenderness from me; your faithful and steadfast love will always guard me.
12 For troubles surround me, until they are beyond number; my sins have overtaken me; I cannot see my way. They outnumber the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.
13 Be pleased, Yahweh, to rescue me, Yahweh, come quickly and help me!
14 Shame and dismay to all who seek to take my life. Back with them, let them be humiliated who delight in my misfortunes.
15 Let them be aghast with shame, those who say to me, 'Aha, aha!'
16 But joy and happiness in you to all who seek you! Let them ceaselessly cry, 'Great is Yahweh' who love your saving power.
17 Poor and needy as I am, the Lord has me in mind. You, my helper, my Saviour, my God, do not delay.

Thank you Lord for the fellowship we have with you and with one another as members of your body.

Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod on the Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love,
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalised
find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.


Sunday, 11 October 2015

I Jesus love you

Notes of meeting on 6 October 2015

Picture of Jesus, his Heart was weeping blood and his eyes were full of tears.
As he looked at our world, where there are many wars and calamities and almost total indifference to him, his tears started to flow.
Our Mother came to us and to members of all other groups and the Churches throughout the world and prayed with us all.
In this group she seemed to require our hearts be placed in her heart, then she went to Jesus and placed our hearts and those from other groups and Churches into Jesus' heart.
Jesus stopped weeping and he cradled our hearts and rocked them like a baby within his own heart. then he placed each heart back in his Mothers arms and she replaced all the  hearts within each person.
Each hearts had written on it in its own language "I Jesus love you"

Hebrews 12
1 With so many witnesses in a great cloud all around us, we too, then, should throw off everything that weighs us down and the sin that clings so closely, and with perseverance keep running in the race which lies ahead of us.
2 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection: for the sake of the joy which lay ahead of him, he endured the cross, disregarding the shame of it, and has taken his seat at the right of God's throne.
3 Think of the way he persevered against such opposition from sinners and then you will not lose heart and come to grief.
4 In the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of bloodshed.
5 Have you forgotten that encouraging text in which you are addressed as sons? My son, do not scorn correction from the Lord, do not resent his training,
6 for the Lord trains those he loves, and chastises every son he accepts.
7 Perseverance is part of your training; God is treating you as his sons. Has there ever been any son whose father did not train him?
8 If you were not getting this training, as all of you are, then you would be not sons but bastards.
9 Besides, we have all had our human fathers who punished us, and we respected them for it; all the more readily ought we to submit to the Father of spirits, and so earn life.
10 Our human fathers were training us for a short life and according to their own lights; but he does it all for our own good, so that we may share his own holiness.
11 Of course, any discipline is at the time a matter for grief, not joy; but later, in those who have undergone it, it bears fruit in peace and uprightness.
12 So steady all weary hands and trembling knees
13 and make your crooked paths straight; then the injured limb will not be maimed, it will get better instead.
14 Seek peace with all people, and the holiness without which no one can ever see the Lord.
15 Be careful that no one is deprived of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness should begin to grow and make trouble; this can poison a large number.
16 And be careful that there is no immoral person, or anyone worldly minded like Esau, who sold his birthright for one single meal.
17 As you know, when he wanted to obtain the blessing afterwards, he was rejected and, though he pleaded for it with tears, he could find no way of reversing the decision.
18 What you have come to is nothing known to the senses: not a blazing fire, or gloom or total darkness, or a storm;
19 or trumpet-blast or the sound of a voice speaking which made everyone that heard it beg that no more should be said to them.
20 They could not bear the order that was given: If even a beast touches the mountain, it must be stoned.
21 The whole scene was so terrible that Moses said, 'I am afraid and trembling.'
22 But what you have come to is Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem where the millions of angels have gathered for the festival,
23 with the whole Church of first-born sons, enrolled as citizens of heaven. You have come to God himself, the supreme Judge, and to the spirits of the upright who have been made perfect;
24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to purifying blood which pleads more insistently than Abel's.
25 Make sure that you never refuse to listen when he speaks. If the people who on earth refused to listen to a warning could not escape their punishment, how shall we possibly escape if we turn away from a voice that warns us from heaven?
26 That time his voice made the earth shake, but now he has given us this promise: I am going to shake the earth once more and not only the earth but heaven as well.
27 The words once more indicate the removal of what is shaken, since these are created things, so that what is not shaken remains.
28 We have been given possession of an unshakeable kingdom. Let us therefore be grateful and use our gratitude to worship God in the way that pleases him, in reverence and fear.
29 For our God is a consuming fire.

I wish to pour out My Love and Mercy on you.
I wish to pour out My Mercy on the whole world, on all peoples and nations.
My Mercy is freely given.
It wells up like a spring in the desert.
It is like balm that soothes.
It combats the darkness, weakness and sinfulness that is within you.
I weep that you would accept My Mercy and forgiveness.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Do not be afraid

Notes from meeting on 22 September 2015

My people, my beloved people.
Do not be afraid, do not fear.
Trust in me.
I am one who loves, uplifts, guides and inspires you.
Keep your confidence.

Philippians 4 v 4 - 9
4 Always be joyful, then, in the Lord; I repeat, be joyful.
5 Let your good sense be obvious to everybody. The Lord is near.
6 Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind in prayer and petition shot through with gratitude,
7 and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, let your minds be filled with everything that is true, everything that is honourable, everything that is upright and pure, everything that we love and admire -- with whatever is good and praiseworthy.
9 Keep doing everything you learnt from me and were told by me and have heard or seen me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

Luke 8 v 19-21
19 His mother and his brothers came looking for him, but they could not get to him because of the crowd.
20 He was told, 'Your mother and brothers are standing outside and want to see you.'
21 But he said in answer, 'My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice.'

See link below for a reflection from 'Bible Alive' on this passage:

Monday, 28 September 2015

October Prayer Intention

October Prayer Intention

Prayer for families

Heavenly Father,
Please shine your light upon our families

Give us strength to overcome all of the
difficulties that we are dealing with now
and protect us against any and all problems
we may encounter in the future.

O Lord, please bring us together as we
are meant to be. May the love that binds
us only grow stronger as we fulfill the destiny
you have laid out for us.

Grant our families forgiveness for any sins we
have committed. May we also forgive one
another Lord, as it is sometimes difficult to do.

Bless us Lord,
In your name, Amen

Sunday, 20 September 2015

This is your mother

Notes of meeting on 15 September 2015

Picture of a mountain with cloud covering its peak.
On the mountain are Our Lady with the Child Jesus, both are smiling.
People are drawn up the mountain to Jesus.
First many believers and then those who do not at first believe are drawn up the mountain, drawn by the prayer and witness of the believers.
A few however turn their backs and walk away.

John 19 v 25 - 27
25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala.
26 Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, 'Woman, this is your son.'
27 Then to the disciple he said, 'This is your mother.' And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

Mary you are sorrowful for those souls who turn away from Jesus your Son. We pray for their conversion that they would turn to Him and be saved.
Mary Mother of Sorrows pray for us.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Live the Word and be Holy

Notes of meeting on 8 September 2015

Picture of Our Lady dressed in Cloth of Gold, she was pregnant in probably her 5th/6th month. Many angels surrounded her and she had her hands outstretched in welcome.
She says:
"My children as I nurture, love revere and feed my child within my womb, so too must you nurture, love revere and feed your souls with Jesus. Be receptacles of the Word, be a light to others, live the Word and be Holy for you are living in the times of my Son's Calvary. So arm yourself with Jesus in the Word and in the Sacraments. With grace from Heaven and much prayer the evil one cannot hurt you although these times are very testing. With the grace of the Holy Spirit you will prevail!
Remember to pray for my sons of the Church and all those separated from my Son and you will see miracles!
I bless you in the name of Jesus"

Romans 5 v 1 -11
1 So then, now that we have been justified by faith, we are at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;
2 it is through him, by faith, that we have been admitted into God's favour in which we are living, and look forward exultantly to God's glory.
3 Not only that; let us exult, too, in our hardships, understanding that hardship develops perseverance,
4 and perseverance develops a tested character, something that gives us hope,
5 and a hope which will not let us down, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
6 When we were still helpless, at the appointed time, Christ died for the godless.
7 You could hardly find anyone ready to die even for someone upright; though it is just possible that, for a really good person, someone might undertake to die.
8 So it is proof of God's own love for us, that Christ died for us while we were still sinners.
9 How much more can we be sure, therefore, that, now that we have been justified by his death, we shall be saved through him from the retribution of God.
10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more can we be sure that, being now reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 What is more, we are filled with exultant trust in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have already gained our reconciliation.

Thank you for all the Love we have from you Jesus and help us respond to your love by loving those around us. Thank you for all those who have shown us love over the years, those who have helped us in our faith journey and have supported us on our way.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Draw poor souls to Me

Notes of meeting on 1 September 2015

Picture of people gathered on a river bank, Jesus was beckoning them to get in the water. As every person got in the cool water refreshed and cleansed them. Then as everyone stepped out the sun seemed to shine more brightly and everyone was dry in just a few seconds. A gentle braze seemed to descend and a tongue of flame was upon each person. This flame seemed to dissipate leaving around the people a gold light in around and through each person which each person  could be seen in those around them.
The light drew people who had little or no light to them, like moths to a flame, they could see this light and felt drawn to come into the light. Jesus is the light and we his poor vessels have to try and magnify this light to draw all men to Him.
Jesus says:
Be holy My little ones, put all strife and personal slights with each other aside, forgive each other, love each other. My little ones imitate Our Mother for her humbleness, prayerfulness and service to the Kingdom are your example.
Draw poor souls to Me, I bless you.

1 Corinthians 1 v 4 - 17
4 I am continually thanking God about you, for the grace of God which you have been given in Christ Jesus;
5 in him you have been richly endowed in every kind of utterance and knowledge;
6 so firmly has witness to Christ taken root in you.
7 And so you are not lacking in any gift as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed;
8 he will continue to give you strength till the very end, so that you will be irreproachable on the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 You can rely on God, who has called you to be partners with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
10 Brothers, I urge you, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, not to have factions among yourselves but all to be in agreement in what you profess; so that you are perfectly united in your beliefs and judgements.
11 From what Chloe's people have been telling me about you, brothers, it is clear that there are serious differences among you.
12 What I mean is this: every one of you is declaring, 'I belong to Paul,' or 'I belong to Apollos,' or 'I belong to Cephas,' or 'I belong to Christ.'
13 Has Christ been split up? Was it Paul that was crucified for you, or was it in Paul's name that you were baptised?
14 I am thankful I did not baptise any of you, except Crispus and Gaius,
15 so that no one can say that you were baptised in my name.
16 Yes, I did baptise the family of Stephanas, too; but besides these I do not think I baptised anyone.
17 After all, Christ sent me not to baptise, but to preach the gospel; and not by means of wisdom of language, wise words which would make the cross of Christ pointless.

Isaiah 43 v 9 -21
9 Let all the nations assemble, let the peoples gather here! Which of them has proclaimed this and revealed things to us in the past? Let them bring their witnesses to justify themselves, let others hear and say, 'It is true.'
10 You yourselves are my witnesses, declares Yahweh, and the servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that it is I. No god was formed before me, nor will be after me.
11 I, I am Yahweh, and there is no other Saviour but me.
12 I have revealed, have saved, and have proclaimed, not some foreigner among you. You are my witnesses, declares Yahweh, I am God,
13 yes, from eternity I am. No one can deliver from my hand; when I act, who can thwart me?
14 Thus says Yahweh, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I have sent to Babylon, I shall knock down all the prison bars, and the Chaldaeans' shouts of joy will change to lamentations.
15 I am Yahweh, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your king.
16 Thus says Yahweh, who made a way through the sea, a path in the raging waters,
17 who led out chariot and horse together with an army of picked troops: they lay down never to rise again, they were snuffed out, put out like a wick.
18 No need to remember past events, no need to think about what was done before.
19 Look, I am doing something new, now it emerges; can you not see it? Yes, I am making a road in the desert and rivers in wastelands.
20 The wild animals will honour me, the jackals and the ostriches, for bestowing water in the desert and rivers on the wastelands for my people, my chosen one, to drink.
21 The people I have shaped for myself will broadcast my praises.

Matthew 11 v 25 -
25 At that time Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children.
26 Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do.
27 Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 'Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.'


A Christian prayer in union with creation

Father, we praise you with all your creatures.

They came forth from your all-powerful hand;

they are yours, filled with your presence and your tender love.

Praise be to you!

Son of God, Jesus,

through you all things were made.

You were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother,

You became part of this earth,

and you gazed upon this world with human eyes.

Today you are alive in every creature

in your risen glory.

Praise be to you!

Holy Spirit, by your light

you guide this world towards the Father’s love

and accompany creation as it groans in travail.

You also dwell in our hearts

and you inspire us to do what is good.

Praise be to you!

Triune Lord,

wondrous community of infinite love,

teach us to contemplate you

in the beauty of the universe,

for all things speak of you.

Awaken our praise and thankfulness

for every being that you have made.

Give us the grace to feel profoundly joined

to everything that is.

God of love, show us our place in this world

as the channels of your love

for all creatures of this earth,

for not one of them is forgotten in your sight.

Enlighten those who possess power and money

that they may avoid the sin of indifference,

that they may love the common good,

advance the weak,

and care for this world in which we live.

The poor and the earth are crying out.

O Lord, seize us with you power and light,

help us to protect all life,

to prepare for a better future,

for the coming of your Kingdom

Of justice, peace, love and beauty.

Praise be to you!

‘A Christian prayer for union with creation’ was published in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. It is intended for Christians to pray for inspiration to take up the commitment to creation set before us by the Gospel of Jesus.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

September Prayer Intention

September Prayer Intention

Lord we pray for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


We will be having a monthly prayer intention throughout the year and if anyone has ideas for areas of intercession please let us know.

I myself will protect you

Notes of meeting on 25 August 2015

Picture of a young sapling tree growing in the darkness. God provides it with light and water to grow and He also put a thicket hedge around it to protect it while it matured.
Then God caused the hedge to wither and the tree could see it was on top of a hill and the seed from the tree had caused small saplings to emerge around it.
From the bottom of the hill it looked to others as if a great beacon of light was beckoning them. The trees reflected the Glory of the Lord.
Above the trees was Jesus on the Cross imparting light and guidance for all those seeking shelter and knowledge of God. The little wood drew all men to Jesus, to His peace and protection. All could worship the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit drawing more people to Jesus. Here was no fear only love and a thirst for Jesus.

Jesus says: "I am with you, do not fear, no harm will come to any of mine. Like a mother hen I Myself will protect you. Let your light shine forthwith."

 John 9 v 1 -7
1 As he went along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.
2 His disciples asked him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should have been born blind?'
3 'Neither he nor his parents sinned,' Jesus answered, 'he was born blind so that the works of God might be revealed in him.
4 'As long as day lasts we must carry out the work of the one who sent me; the night will soon be here when no one can work.
5 As long as I am in the world I am the light of the world.'
6 Having said this, he spat on the ground, made a paste with the spittle, put this over the eyes of the blind man,
7 and said to him, 'Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam' (the name means 'one who has been sent'). So he went off and washed and came back able to see.

Romans 15 v 1 -13
1 It is for us who are strong to bear with the susceptibilities of the weaker ones, and not please ourselves.
2 Each of us must consider his neighbour's good, so that we support one another.
3 Christ did not indulge his own feelings, either; indeed, as scripture says: The insults of those who insult you fall on me.
4 And all these things which were written so long ago were written so that we, learning perseverance and the encouragement which the scriptures give, should have hope.
5 Now the God of perseverance and encouragement give you all the same purpose, following the example of Christ Jesus,
6 so that you may together give glory to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one heart.
7 Accept one another, then, for the sake of God's glory, as Christ accepted you.
8 I tell you that Christ's work was to serve the circumcised, fulfilling the truthfulness of God by carrying out the promises made to the fathers,
9 and his work was also for the gentiles, so that they should give glory to God for his faithful love; as scripture says: For this I shall praise you among the nations and sing praise to your name.
10 And in another place it says: Nations, rejoice, with his people,
11 and in another place again: Praise the Lord, all nations, extol him, all peoples.
12 And in Isaiah, it says: The root of Jesse will appear, he who rises up to rule the nations, and in him the nations will put their hope.
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in your faith, so that in the power of the Holy Spirit you may be rich in hope.

Lord we pray that the Catholic Church will heed the call of Pope Francis to include physical and spiritual healing as a major and essential part of Her mission of evangelisation.
and we pray with Pope Francis that today  "it is the favourable time to heal wounds, a time not to be weary of meeting all those who are waiting to see and touch with their hands the signs of the closeness of God, a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation."
You Jesus are the way and we seek your healing for all peoples and nations, for ourselves and for all those who are lost and in darkness. Amen



Sunday, 23 August 2015

What joy awaits you in Our Father's house

Notes of meeting on 18th August 2015

A picture of Our Lady soaring up into the Heavens, she was leaving the Earth and all the god works she had done to nurture, cosset and grow God's Kingdom. She had no need of a white garment as her whole body was filled with light and grace.
Her loving Son, Jesus, came to see her and placed a magnificent mantle of gold and silver upon her. The joy between them was immense and their hearts seemed to flow and dance together.
"My children what joy awaits you in Our Father's house, no more hurt or craving, no more tears or pain, only joy, joy, joy and everlasting peace. How great is the Father's love joy and peace for His children. Follow My Son Jesus, pray for conversion for your own hearts and especially those of your brothers and sisters on Earth, those who would be lost, but through perseverance, prayer and penance will be found.
I give you the blessing of My Son Jesus. Peace."

Revelation 21
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea.
2 I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband.
3 Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, 'Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them.
4 He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.'
5 Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. 'Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, "What I am saying is trustworthy and will come true."
6 Then he said to me, 'It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty;
7 anyone who proves victorious will inherit these things; and I will be his God and he will be my son.
8 But the legacy for cowards, for those who break their word, or worship obscenities, for murderers and the sexually immoral, and for sorcerers, worshippers of false gods or any other sort of liars, is the second death in the burning lake of sulphur.'
9 One of the seven angels that had the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues came to speak to me and said, 'Come here and I will show you the bride that the Lamb has married.'
10 In the spirit, he carried me to the top of a very high mountain, and showed me Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven from God.
11 It had all the glory of God and glittered like some precious jewel of crystal-clear diamond.
12 Its wall was of a great height and had twelve gates; at each of the twelve gates there was an angel, and over the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel;
13 on the east there were three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.
14 The city walls stood on twelve foundation stones, each one of which bore the name of one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The angel that was speaking to me was carrying a gold measuring rod to measure the city and its gates and wall.
16 The plan of the city is perfectly square, its length the same as its breadth. He measured the city with his rod and it was twelve thousand furlongs, equal in length and in breadth, and equal in height.
17 He measured its wall, and this was a hundred and forty-four cubits high -- by human measurements.
18 The wall was built of diamond, and the city of pure gold, like clear glass.
19 The foundations of the city wall were faced with all kinds of precious stone: the first with diamond, the second lapis lazuli, the third turquoise, the fourth crystal,
20 the fifth agate, the sixth ruby, the seventh gold quartz, the eighth malachite, the ninth topaz, the tenth emerald, the eleventh sapphire and the twelfth amethyst.
21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate being made of a single pearl, and the main street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.
22 I could not see any temple in the city since the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb were themselves the temple,
23 and the city did not need the sun or the moon for light, since it was lit by the radiant glory of God, and the Lamb was a lighted torch for it.
24 The nations will come to its light and the kings of the earth will bring it their treasures.
25 Its gates will never be closed by day -- and there will be no night there-
26 and the nations will come, bringing their treasure and their wealth.
27 Nothing unclean may come into it: no one who does what is loathsome or false, but only those who are listed in the Lamb's book of life.

Mark 3 v 31 - 35
31 Now his mother and his brothers arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him.
32 A crowd was sitting round him at the time the message was passed to him, 'Look, your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.'
33 He replied, 'Who are my mother and my brothers?'
34 And looking at those sitting in a circle round him, he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers.
35 Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.'

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pray for lost souls

Notes of meeting on 11 August 2015

Picture of a great light descending on the Earth, it rolled over the Earth like lightening.
Within the light were many angels with swords drawn and all manner of heavenly beings. The light was so bright it could barely be looked at.
Jesus was at the head as this army rolled across the Earth , it seemed to enlighten all the darkness.
Many people were confused running to and fro, others were on their knees pleading for mercy and repenting.
The light was so Holy and Righteous that it could only vanquish those who did not repent, it was as though they were no more.
Those who repented were taken into the light  and the whole Earth was ablaze with light and a myriad of colours.
Jesus says:
"My people pray for lost souls, sinners and the would be damned, for through your prayers and My Mother's, graces will be poured out on those who would be lost. Graces to enable them to repent, for My Mercy is great but My Justice is terrible. pray with your Mother for graces to lead your lives in holiness to counter the terrible darkness . My beloved fear not for I am with you. I bless you."

James 3 v 13 - 18
13 Anyone who is wise or understanding among you should from a good life give evidence of deeds done in the gentleness of wisdom.
14 But if at heart you have the bitterness of jealousy, or selfish ambition, do not be boastful or hide the truth with lies;
15 this is not the wisdom that comes from above, but earthly, human and devilish.
16 Wherever there are jealousy and ambition, there are also disharmony and wickedness of every kind;
17 whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it is also peaceable, kindly and considerate; it is full of mercy and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it.
18 The peace sown by peacemakers brings a harvest of justice.

2 Corinthians 5 v 14 - 21
14 For the love of Christ overwhelms us when we consider that if one man died for all, then all have died;
15 his purpose in dying for all humanity was that those who live should live not any more for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life.
16 From now onwards, then, we will not consider anyone by human standards: even if we were once familiar with Christ according to human standards, we do not know him in that way any longer.
17 So for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation: the old order is gone and a new being is there to see.
18 It is all God's work; he reconciled us to himself through Christ and he gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
19 I mean, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not holding anyone's faults against them, but entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
20 So we are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were urging you through us, and in the name of Christ we appeal to you to be reconciled to God.
21 For our sake he made the sinless one a victim for sin, so that in him we might become the uprightness of God.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Persevere in hardship

Notes of meeting on 4 August 2015

Picture of a child in the Garden of Gethsemane, the child was tiny but still knew that Jesus was betrayed and was kissing his hands while Jesus suffered.
Our Lady led the child away to watch.
Then the child, a little older, was comforting Jesus after he had been cruelly whipped.
Our Lady led the child away to watch.
The child, now well formed and older, went to Jesus when all were mocking Him and as the crown of thorns was placed on His head the child wept and kissed His feet.
Our Lady led the child away to watch.
As Jesus carried His Cross He fell. The child begged Jesus that he could help Him but the soldiers pushed him away.
Our Lady led the child away to watch.
When Jesus was crucified the child now a mature 12 or13 wept so hard and kissed the bleeding feet of his Saviour.
Our Lady begged him to stay with her and keep watch.
In all his sufferings the child united to his Saviour walked with Our Lady the way of Calvary and in so doing comforted the bruised and broken Heart of Our Lord.
We Theotokos are that child as is every person who makes the decision to walk with Christ.

Our Lady says:
Wait and keep watch with me. See how your beloved Saviour suffers for you.
My Children, Theotokos born of my heart, persevere when all around is changing, love my Son Jesus, keep doing His will for you will grow in strength and maturity. His work for you is only now starting, stay with Him, love Him, follow Him, adjoin your hearts to Him
I bless you in the name of Jesus.

Romans 12 v 9 -21
9 Let love be without any pretence. Avoid what is evil; stick to what is good.
10 In brotherly love let your feelings of deep affection for one another come to expression and regard others as more important than yourself.
11 In the service of the Lord, work not halfheartedly but with conscientiousness and an eager spirit.
12 Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardship; keep praying regularly;
13 share with any of God's holy people who are in need; look for opportunities to be hospitable.
14 Bless your persecutors; never curse them, bless them.
15 Rejoice with others when they rejoice, and be sad with those in sorrow.
16 Give the same consideration to all others alike. Pay no regard to social standing, but meet humble people on their own terms. Do not congratulate yourself on your own wisdom.
17 Never pay back evil with evil, but bear in mind the ideals that all regard with respect.
18 As much as possible, and to the utmost of your ability, be at peace with everyone.
19 Never try to get revenge: leave that, my dear friends, to the Retribution. As scripture says: Vengeance is mine -- I will pay them back, the Lord promises.
20 And more: If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat; if thirsty, something to drink. By this, you will be heaping red-hot coals on his head.
21 Do not be mastered by evil, but master evil with good.

Jeremiah 29 v 11 - 14
11 Yes, I know what plans I have in mind for you, Yahweh declares, plans for peace, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
12 When you call to me and come and pray to me, I shall listen to you.
13 When you search for me, you will find me; when you search wholeheartedly for me,
14 I shall let you find me (Yahweh declares. I shall restore your fortunes and gather you in from all the nations and wherever I have driven you, Yahweh declares. I shall bring you back to the place from which I exiled you).

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you

Notes of meeting on 29 July 2015

1 John 5 v 13 - 20
13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
14 Our fearlessness towards him consists in this, that if we ask anything in accordance with his will he hears us.
15 And if we know that he listens to whatever we ask him, we know that we already possess whatever we have asked of him.
16 If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that is not a deadly sin, he has only to pray, and God will give life to this brother -- provided that it is not a deadly sin. There is sin that leads to death and I am not saying you must pray about that.
17 Every kind of wickedness is sin, but not all sin leads to death.
18 We are well aware that no one who is a child of God sins, because he who was born from God protects him, and the Evil One has no hold over him.
19 We are well aware that we are from God, and the whole world is in the power of the Evil One.
20 We are well aware also that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know the One who is true. We are in the One who is true as we are in his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God and this is eternal life. Children, be on your guard against false gods.

Isaiah 43 v 1 -3
1 And now, thus says Yahweh, he who created you, Jacob, who formed you, Israel: Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine.
2 Should you pass through the waters, I shall be with you; or through rivers, they will not swallow you up. Should you walk through fire, you will not suffer, and the flame will not burn you.
3 For I am Yahweh, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

New Life

Notes of meeting on 21 July 2015

Picture of a multitude of sheep in a sheepfold.
There were may sheep trying to get to the sheepfold, they seemed far away, and Satan had put obstacles in their way and a dark mist to try and make them lose their way.
The sheep already within the sheepfold became alert and sensed that their fellow sheep were in trouble.
Jesus appeared at the gate of the sheepfold and from His Heart great rays of light could be seen penetrating the mist. The sheep were so weary, cold and beaten down but seemed to get a new spurt of life within them. Some were so injured it seemed impossible for them to make it to the sheepfold but somehow the light of Jesus gave then new life.
The sheep within the sheepfold began to sing and praise in a heavenly chorus and somehow this song and praise erupted from them with many Angels going out to the sheep who were struggling. They bound up their wounds on the journey encouraged them until, almost when you thought there was no more hope, they had arrived.
Jesus took each one separately and soothed and comforted them. He washed them and admitted them to the sheepfold.

"Come you chosen of My Father, Inherit that which has always belonged to you: New Life."

It was felt that Jesus was showing us how important it is for us to keep persevering in prayer and praise, that we could help in the miracle of His redemptive work by allying ourselves and working with His Kingdom and in the utter Mercy and beauty of Our God.

Psalm 43
1 Judge me, God, defend my cause against a people who have no faithful love; from those who are treacherous and unjust, rescue me.
2 For you are the God of my strength; why abandon me? Why must I go around in mourning, harrassed by the enemy?
3 Send out your light and your truth; they shall be my guide, to lead me to your holy mountain to the place where you dwell.
4 Then I shall go to the altar of God, to the God of my joy. I will rejoice and praise you on the harp, O God, my God.
5 Why so downcast, why all these sighs? Hope in God! I will praise him still, my Saviour, my God.

1 Chronicles 17 v 16 -
16 King David then went in, sat down in Yahweh's presence and said: 'Who am I, Yahweh God, and what is my lineage, that you have led me as far as this?
17 Yet, to you, O God, this seemed too little, and now you extend your promises for your servant's family into the distant future, making me see as it were a whole succession of men, and it is Yahweh God himself who raises it up.
18 What more can David reply to you for the honour you have given to your servant? You yourself have singled out your servant.
19 For your servant, and since you were so inclined, you have had the generosity to reveal all this greatness to come.
20 Yahweh, there is no one like you, no God but you alone, as everything that we have heard confirms.
21 Is there another people on earth like your people Israel, whom a god has proceeded to redeem, to make them his people and to make them famous and do for them great and terrible deeds, by driving out nations before your people, whom you redeemed from Egypt?-
22 for you made your people Israel your own people for ever and you, Yahweh, became their God.
23 'Now, Yahweh, may the promise which you have made for your servant and as regards his family hold good for ever, and do as you have said.
24 May it hold good, so your name will be exalted for ever and people will say, "Israel's God is Yahweh Sabaoth; he is God for Israel." Your servant David's dynasty will be secure before you
25 since you, my God, have disclosed to your servant that you are going to build him a dynasty. Hence, your servant has ventured to offer this prayer to you.
26 Yes, Yahweh, you are God indeed, and you have made this generous promise to your servant.
27 What is more, you have deigned to bless your servant's dynasty, so that it may remain for ever before you; and since you, Yahweh, have blessed it, blessed will it be for ever.'

Luke 14 v 17 -24
17 When the time for the banquet came, he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, "Come along: everything is ready now."
18 But all alike started to make excuses. The first said, "I have bought a piece of land and must go and see it. Please accept my apologies."
19 Another said, "I have bought five yoke of oxen and am on my way to try them out. Please accept my apologies."
20 Yet another said, "I have just got married and so am unable to come."
21 'The servant returned and reported this to his master. Then the householder, in a rage, said to his servant, "Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame."
22 "Sir," said the servant, "your orders have been carried out and there is still room."
23 Then the master said to his servant, "Go to the open roads and the hedgerows and press people to come in, to make sure my house is full;
24 because, I tell you, not one of those who were invited shall have a taste of my banquet." '

August Prayer Intention

August Prayer Intention

That the Catholic Church will heed the call of Pope Francis to include physical and spiritual healing as a major and essential part of Her mission of evangelisation.

Pope Francis "it is the favourable time to heal wounds, a time not to be weary of meeting all those who are waiting to see and touch with their hands the signs of the closeness of God, a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation."

We will be having a monthly prayer intention throughout the year and if anyone has ideas for areas of intercession please let us know.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Jubilee of Mercy 2015-2016


Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee            

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;made Peter weep after his betrayal,and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,and restore sight to the blind. 

We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
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