Catalina Rivas of Cochabamba, Bolivia, who now dwells in Mérida, Yucatán, México. She is said to receive Messages from Jesus, Mary, and the angels. She has the approval of her Bishop, René Fernández Apaza, who has given his imprimatur to her Messages. The following text is the reproduction of booklet, “The Holy Mass,” in which Our Lord and Our Lady explain to Catalina what is really going on during the Mass in the spiritual realm, and how we should be more concentrated on the great mysteries that are taking place.

Bo. Daniel Gagnon, OMI, of the Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Archdiocese of Mexico, wrote about this book: “I do not find anything against the faith or the customs of the Church. It is not my function to confirm its supernatural character; nevertheless, I recommend it for its spiritual inspiration.”

The testimony of Catalina on the Holy Mass
In a marvelous catechesis, the Lord and the Virgin Mary have been instructing us first on how to pray the Rosary, that being to pray it with our hearts, and meditate and enjoy the moments when we encounter God and our Blessed Mother. They have also instructed us on the way to make a good confession and, in this document, a teaching on what happens during the Holy Mass and how to live it with our hearts.

This is the testimony that I must and want to give to the whole world, for the greater Glory of God and for the salvation of all of those who want to open their hearts to the Lord. It is also given so that many souls consecrated to God will rekindle the fire of their love for Christ, some of whom are the owners of the hands that have the power to bring Him to our world so that He can become our nourishment. It is also given for others so that they break lose of the “routine practice” of receiving Him, and relive the amazement of their daily encounter with Love. And it is given so that my lay brothers and sisters from the entire world live the greatest Miracle with their hearts: the celebration of the Eucharist.

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Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
Andrew Boy (via silentsigh57)
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If you are wise, then, know that you have been created for the glory of God and your own eternal salvation. This is your goal; this is the center of your life; this is the treasure of your heart. May you consider truly good whatever leads you to your goal and truly evil whatever makes you fall away from it.
St. Robert Bellarmine (via sermoveritas)

Wisdom is Vindicated

God’s wisdom is recognized as very wide because God distinctly and perfectly understands everything that is in the universe from the first angel down to the last little worm. He not only knows substances as a whole but also their parts, properties, powers, accidents, and actions. This is behind the words “You have indeed numbered my steps” (Jb 14:16), and “The Lord beholds the ways of man and considers all his steps” (Prv 5:21).

If he counts and considers every step, how much more every act of the mind, whether good or bad. If God has all our hairs numbered according to the saying of our Lord, “The very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Mt 10:30), how much more does he know all the limbs of your body and the powers of your soul? If he knows the number of the sands of the sea and the drops of rain, as Ecclesiasticus suggests (Sir 1:2), how much more should he be thought to know the number of the stars and angels? If, as the Lord himself testifies, he will bring up every idle word of every man for judgment, certainly his ears hear simultaneously all the voices of all people, not only the voices of the body but also those of the soul, that is, our thoughts and desires. How great and immense is the breadth of his wisdom that understands simultaneously all that is, that was, that will be, and that can be!…

Hence, you should always and everywhere be careful, my soul, over what you do, what you say, and what you think since nothing that you ever do, say, or think will be without God’s seeing, hearing, or observing it.

—Saint Robert Bellarmine

I was able to see this production last night at a local parish. Though I am biased, because I’m a Saint Faustina and Divine Mercy devotee (though “fan-girl” as my mom put it, is accurate too), it was really an excellent production.

If you read Saint Faustina’s Diary, you may notice a few things out of chronological order, but appreciate some of the lesser known entries they used in the production. Such as when Saint Faustina asking the Lord to save as many souls as she crochets.

But the message of Divine Mercy –that it’s never too late to turn to God to be forgiven– was beautifully shown. I highly recommend it, even if you don’t know about Saint Faustina or the Divine Mercy message.

You can find their next showing on their site.

lifesfightorflight asked:

Please send out urgent message for everyone to get on their knees and pray for Christians in Iraq. There is a serious threat of a beheading of all Christians. Please pray for grace and a miracle and mercy and justice

Do not forget your brothers and sisters suffering persecution. We are One Body in Christ. Even if there is no physical way to help, we can always pray. It’s a spiritual work of mercy. In the communion of the saints, we are to pray and help each other. We are One Body in Christ: if one part hurts we hurt with it. Please pray for those suffering. May they be delivered and may the violence end, and this we ask in Jesus’ name and through the intercession of His Blessed Mother Mary. Amen.

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Brothers and sisters: Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.But I shall show you a still more excellent way.If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three;but the greatest of these is love.—1 Cor 12:31-13:13

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Brothers and sisters:
Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

But I shall show you a still more excellent way.

If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

—1 Cor 12:31-13:13