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

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Stand firm in the battle to help save souls

Notes of Meeting on 22 August 2017

Picture of Jesus accompanied by Our Blessed Mother.
They came among us and prayed with us to the Father.
They seemed to glow with the fire of love; their hearts came out of them and danced before us soaring up to the heavens and back down as we were praising God.
Then all became serene and calm. We were asked by Our Blessed Mother to each present our own heart to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; but before doing so she asked if she might give it a little clean first. The queue to Our Blessed Mother was long but she patiently cleaned and polished each one ready for her Son. As each one left Jesus beheld each soul's heart and His joy at seeing such clean and wholesome hearts was overwhelming. He wept with joy.
This was not my any merit of ours but by Our Blessed Mother's prayers for graces.
Jesus says:
"My children your heavenly Mother works with you and through you preparing you, your hearts, minds, bodies and souls. Follow her in everything and you will gradually become more perfect, as she is.
You will know great joy as I do even now knowing that in this darkness My Own are trying to live in the Light of My Spirit.
You will be like soldiers, willing and able to fight the good fight against evil and so draw others to Me.
Pray much for those who cannot see any light, that the Father in Heaven will send graces through My Scared Heart and the Most Immaculate Heart of My Mother, that they too shall be perfected and able to enter the Kingdom.
There may have been a time when you yourself didn't know Me even though I always knew you. By grace and the prayer of your forbears you stand with Me today. So help your brothers and sisters stand firm in the battle to help save souls from My adversary.
Follow her who is Satan's nemesis.
I, Jesus bless you."

Friends, today we celebrate the Queenship of Mary. Mary, Queen Mary, was the definitive bearer of the divine presence, the Ark of the Covenant par excellence. When she visited her cousin Elizabeth, the infant John the Baptist leapt in his mother’s womb, doing his own version of David’s dance before the Ark.
The Queen Mother—like all of the monarchs of Israel—is a fighter. Israel frequently brought the Ark into battle with them. Most famously, the priests paraded around the city of Jericho bearing the Ark, just before the walls came tumbling down.
The Queenship of Mary is not a sentimental feast. Whenever biblical people spoke of kings or queens, they were speaking of warriors. The question for us is, which side are we on? Those trained in the Jesuit spiritual tradition know of the “two standards” meditation, which compels us to make the simple choice: In which army do you serve?
We fight, of course, not with the puny weapons of the world, but with the weapons of the Spirit; by God we fight. So don’t just honour and acknowledge the Queenship of Mary; get in her army.
Bishop Robert Barron 22/08/2017

Matthew 12 v 1 - 21
12 At that time Jesus went through the cornfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some ears of corn and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, ‘Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.’
He answered, ‘Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread – which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. If you had known what these words mean, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice,”[ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.’
Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shrivelled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?’
11 He said to them, ‘If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.’
13 Then he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. 16 He warned them not to tell others about him. 17 This was to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
18 ‘Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
    the one I love, in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
    and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel or cry out;
    no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break,
    and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he has brought justice through to victory.
21     In his name the nations will put their hope.’


Psalm 148

Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
    praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon;
    praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
    and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for at his command they were created,
and he established them for ever and ever –
    he issued a decree that will never pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
    you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
    stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
    fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
    small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
    you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
    old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for his name alone is exalted;
    his splendour is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,
    the praise of all his faithful servants,
    of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the Lord.




Sunday, 20 August 2017

Align your hearts and minds to Me

Notes of meeting on 15 August 2017

Picture of Jesus in a homespun white garment. He is stood to the right of the Father's Throne and His hair is gently moving in the Spirit's Breeze.
Flowing down from His side is blood and water, down out of the Temple into the surrounding area until it becomes a river.
People from all nations are submerging themselves in the flow and as they arise the Blood and Water adheres to their skin and all sin, darkness, deprivation, bitterness, anger and resentment have gone from them. They feel only peace. They move their way to the City Gate to gain admittance and as they pass through the Gate all traces of Our Lord's Blood and Water are absorbed into them leaving them refreshed and cleansed, no more trepidation, only a oneness with Jesus as though their hearts flowed into His. His Heart beats aligned with theirs, His Blood, His thinking and breathing becoming their own.
Jesus says:
"My people many are the delights and wonders that await you in Our meeting, all that was detrimental to you will have passed away and only your New Life in the Son , Me Your Jesus will remain.
My Blood pours continually drawing My children to me, I await you with a Lovers Heart .
I, Jesus know your name, I knew you before you were conceived in your mothers womb, the spark of My Love that caused you to be and have Life.
Do not waste time on the things of this life they are transient, instead align your hearts and minds to Me.
Turn to Our Mother when you feel tempted to leave Me, she will always direct you back to Me, her Son, for she is the most glorious and powerful guardian of God's children. Follow her life as a pattern, pray for those who have no one to pray for them and indeed much prayer is needed.
I, Jesus anoint you, each of you, by your name to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Believe I am in you as you are in Me. You My people consecrated to My Scared Heart and the Most Immaculate Heart of My Mother do not fear or she who is all glorious will lead you to your Saviour.
Be filled."

Ephesians 6 v 10 -18
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

1 Corinthians 10 v 1-31

For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptised into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.
Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: ‘The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.’  We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did – and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test Christ, as some of them did – and were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did – and were killed by the destroying angel.
11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Idol feasts and the Lord’s Supper

14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.
18 Consider the people of Israel: do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? 19 Do I mean then that food sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. 22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

The believer’s freedom

23 ‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say – but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’– but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26 for, ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.’
27 If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. 28 But if someone says to you, ‘This has been offered in sacrifice,’ then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. 29 I am referring to the other person’s conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by another’s conscience? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God – 33 even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

A living hope

Notes of meeting on 8 August 2017

Picture of Jesus right here in our midst.
His Body gathered more and more light until the whole room and us were filled and consumed in this light.
Jesus says:
"My children, My people come gather to Me in the Glory of the Father.
Where there is hatred bring love;
Where there is darkness bring light;
Where there is fear bring hope;
Where there is misery bring joy.
Do not be afraid for you shall be a beacon of glory for My Father amid the darkness of this world.
You will gather and garner souls for the glorious new Kingdom.
Your prayers and endeavours together with my glorious Mother's pleading and prayers will win over the hearts and very souls of many and she who weeps will dance with joy that her children have co-operated with her plan.
Continue to pray through the Immaculate Heart and in My Fathers Divine Will.
You My people assuage the bitterness in My Heart making room only for Joy, Love, Hope and Light.
I give you My Peace, Your Jesus."

1 Peter  1 v 3 - 8
3 Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
4 and into a heritage that can never be spoilt or soiled and never fade away. It is reserved in heaven for you
5 who are being kept safe by God's power through faith until the salvation which has been prepared is revealed at the final point of time.
6 This is a great joy to you, even though for a short time yet you must bear all sorts of trials;
7 so that the worth of your faith, more valuable than gold, which is perishable even if it has been tested by fire, may be proved -- to your praise and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.
8 You have not seen him, yet you love him; and still without seeing him you believe in him and so are already filled with a joy so glorious that it cannot be described;

Help us step out in faith. Our faith should bear fruit in actions.

Romans 8 v 31-34
31 After saying this, what can we add? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 Since he did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for the sake of all of us, then can we not expect that with him he will freely give us all his gifts?
33 Who can bring any accusation against those that God has chosen? When God grants saving justice
34 who can condemn? Are we not sure that it is Christ Jesus, who died -- yes and more, who was raised from the dead and is at God's right hand -- and who is adding his plea for us?

Pray for the lost

Notes of meeting on 1 August 2017

Picture of a lake on which raged a tempest and floating on the lake was a man in great difficulty.
Eventually when nearly dead he could see he was being pushed towards an abyss of foaming fire. In his last moments he cried out "My Mother help me, Jesus save me"
Our Lady heard his cry and sent out upon the lake a raft to save him. This raft was made of prayers and sacrifices and all good works of those who loved this man also of those who didn't even know him.
Our Lady herself steered the raft until she got to him. He was in a terrible state of fear but he heaved himself on the raft and collapsed. He woke to find himself bandaged and all his wounds salved and bound. When he looked he was coming into land, a land of great beauty with a great temple atop of a mountain. When he looked at the raft it was Our Lord Jesus upon His Cross, the man had clung to Him until Jesus brought him safe home.

Jesus says:
"Together with My Mother you, your prayers, sacrifices and taking My Eucharist worthily will save souls and save Me from the terrible pain of separation from lost souls.
I your Jesus plead with you that together with My Mother the Most Glorious Virgin Queen of Heaven you will cast your worries aside and pray for the lost.
I Myself will take care of your worries, hand them to Me and as you do as I ask your reward will be great and My Poor Heart will be soothed by your loving actions.
My dear little souls pray for poor souls that My Heart would stop breaking. I weep. I weep.

Sirach 2
1 My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal.
2 Be sincere of heart, be steadfast, and do not be alarmed when disaster comes.
3 Cling to him and do not leave him, so that you may be honoured at the end of your days.
4 Whatever happens to you, accept it, and in the uncertainties of your humble state, be patient,
5 since gold is tested in the fire, and the chosen in the furnace of humiliation.
6 Trust him and he will uphold you, follow a straight path and hope in him.
7 You who fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; do not turn aside, for fear you fall.
8 You who fear the Lord, trust him, and you will not be robbed of your reward.
9 You who fear the Lord, hope for those good gifts of his, everlasting joy and mercy.
10 Look at the generations of old and see: whoever trusted in the Lord and was put to shame? Or whoever, steadfastly fearing him, was forsaken? Or whoever called to him and was ignored?
11 For the Lord is compassionate and merciful, he forgives sins and saves in the time of distress.
12 Woe to faint hearts and listless hands, and to the sinner who treads two paths.

Romans 12 v 1-2
1 I urge you, then, brothers, remembering the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, dedicated and acceptable to God; that is the kind of worship for you, as sensible people.
2 Do not model your behaviour on the contemporary world, but let the renewing of your minds transform you, so that you may discern for yourselves what is the will of God -- what is good and acceptable and mature.