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

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.