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

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.