Archive for July, 2016

A Call to a Deeper Conversion with the Help of Our Lady

July 31, 2016

Important Note: I want to start by reminding you that as I had promised, mid month I did post in the section of PAGES in this blog site, a document that I had put together in 2006 related to what are the conditions that leads to our heart suffering from arteriosclerotic coronary disease. It was the first document posted in this site where I was using the newest version of Windows, or Windows 10. The problem is that the final product that came after I hit the “publish” button has letters that are huge and some super small. This may affect this blog as well and I need time in order to borrow from my son’s time so that he can find out from Word Press how to fix it. Sorry. However, it is perfectly readable and I hope that it will help you understand many blood test numbers that you get when they order to  measure cholesterol, triglycerides and the like. You will learn a lot…

However, what is the most valuable concept is how you can minimize inflammation in all your arteries and stop cholesterol from sticking to the arterial walls. This is hardly mentioned at the doctor’s office. I also have made a long…. list of foods which are either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory.  It comes from a 2006 “The Inflammation Free Diet Plan”  book from Monica Reinagel. I have given you an example in the document under the topic of heart disease recently posted in the section of Pages … This topic should be something that you can memorize forever and ever. I will post it in a few days  the list of foods that I made for myself from this book of  Monica Reinagel; at least you can find a large number of foods with the number that addresses how inflammatory or anti-inflammatory they are. It will be posted under the heading of  “IF Rating.” I want to be sure that you recognize that it is from her book that I got this list and it may serve as a commercial for the book.

INTRODUCTION

This month of July 2016 was a very interesting month… The world exploded with horrors of violence mixed with local politics and practically owned our attention… I became super sure that us, those who believe in God the Holy Trinity, MUST OPEN OUR EYES AND DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO à PRAY and pray and pray and share and share and share how God is guiding us in these dark hour. The pain in my knees has been SUPER WORSE … In due time, my Lord said that it was to remind me how much He suffers with these matters… At one point I was crying because I was not sure why this pain has become almost impossible to bear… Yet, not only He came to console me by saying that He wants me to remind myself of His pain for us, His beloved kids, but to accept it with the understanding that I am with Him, suffering and OFFERING IT UP! It was a clear invitation to walk to Calvary with Him CONSOLING HIM, LETTING HIM KNOW THAT SOME OF US ARE WITH HIM…!!!

Of course, my Ma also made an appearance in this month of July… and a formidable one… And so, I will start my calendar sharing with her coming to me under a special name.

CALENDAR SEQUENCE STORIES

Monday, July 4

As I woke up in the early morning, I suddenly had a severe muscle spasm type of pain in the right side of my waist and down. I went early to Whole Foods Organic food market without eating breakfast just not to produce more pain in  my knees. While there, several employees came to me to say hello. The cashier said, “I have not seen you lately and I missed you.”  A woman in line before me acted as a great friend and I had never seen her. She helped me put my items in the belt to be ready for the cashier. I started realizing that God was moving many hearts just to be sure that I knew He was around and knew of the pain of the early morning.

I came home very tired and had breakfast. At 11:40 AM, I reached for the calendar next to me to check a date. It was a calendar published by the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  It brings a picture of Our Lady on top of each month.  I found it opened and on September of 2016!!! On top was Our Lady Undoer of Knots. She spoke to me and said “Hello.” As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I met her under this title in 1998 in Toledo, OH. I was watching a Hispanic channel and they were giving a story from Venezuela where someone was talking about the miracles she had made. Originally she had come from Argentina, and had arrived in Argentina from Germany brought by an Argentinean  priest. That priest is now our Pope Francis!!!

I loved the meaning of how she had been brought from Europe to South America and found her novena in Spanish in the Internet. I ordered her picture from a bookstore in New York. In these blogs in the section of “pages,”  for some time I have posted, the novena in Spanish which I translated into English. The novena was put together by an Argentinean priest. Since then, she has been my friend.  I have passed around her picture in two different parishes, in Christ the King in Toledo, OH and in St. Mary’s parish in Walnut Creek, CA.

Tuesday, July 5

At 12:05 PM, I turned on the television and had been left on the Hispanic channel of Univision. At that moment, this channel was airing a soap opera and the moment I turned the T.V. on, an actor was telling a woman these words in Spanish: “Los nudos desaparecieron, los ángeles nos cubrieron y milagros ocurrieron.”

(English: the knots disappeared, the angels covered us and miracles happened!!!)

I almost jumped off the couch where I was sitting… Wow… I continued watching the dialogue in this soap opera and there was no reason why these words were inserted…

4:40 P.M. Still intrigued by finding my Mother’s picture in two different ways in a period of 24 hours, I knew that my Lord wanted to do something under this title for my life and I said, “Mom, Undoer of Knots, please undo the knots of illness especially of the immune system and allow me to proclaim your great love for me and all of us for many years to come. May you be under this title the one that obtains this healing miracle from the Holy Trinity.”

Next to her image in the calendar, there is prayer to her which I modified slightly with prayers that I had found in 1998. I started praying this prayer and I want to share it with you now:

PRAYER TO OUR LADY UNDOER OF KNOTS

O Virgin Mary, faithful Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of your children, Mother whose hands never cease to help because they are moved by the loving kindness that exists in your Immaculate Heart; cast your eyes of compassion upon me, and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life.

You know all the pains and sorrows caused by these tangled knots; Mary my Mother, I entrust to your loving hands the entire ribbon of my life. Take into your hands today my knots and those of the entire human race full of violence, hatred and destruction of human life, AND UNDO SUCH KNOTS.

In your hands there is no knot which cannot be undone! Therefore, undo all the knots that divide the American political parties and in November intercede for the Presidential candidate that God wills

Most holy Mother, pray for Divine assistance to come to our aid and take these knots, mine and those of the electorate into your maternal hands. I beg you to undo them for the glory of God. Thank you for answering my request.

I ask you all of this the Name of your Divine Son, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Note: in the section of “pages” you will find the picture of Our Lady Undoer of Knots, history of how it arrived in Argentina from Gemany and Novena, all in English and Spanish in two different entries:

1)    Our Lady Undoer of Knots

2)    Desatadora de Nudos

However, if you use Google for her name, you will find several novenas and different prayers to her. In general, here is a short revision of her story:

The image of Our Lady Untier of Knots is a picture painted by Johan Schmittdner in the year 1700. The painter was requested by the priest, Hyeronimus Von Langenmantel  in charge of a church in St Peter am Perlach in Ausburg, Germany, to paint the Virgin Mary with certain characterisitics. He wanted to give it as a gift to a family member of the Nobility who was in crisis with his wife. The painting then was born out of the imagination and illumination of this priest who understood that we all have knots in our lives and that we have to place them in the hands of the Virgin for her to untie them.

Our Lady is accompanied by small Angels, protected under the light of the Holy Spirit with the symbol of a dove over her head. She is standing over the head of a serpent. One angel at her left side passes to her the ribbon of our lives with knots. Another Angel at her right receives the ribbon without the knots. At the bottom of the picture one can see a man walking in the darkness guided by the company of an angel, which reminds us of St. Raphael guiding Tobias in his journey to get payment for a debt owed. 

The image of the Virgin arrived in 1984 to Argentina through a priest, Fr. Jorge Bergoglio, today Pope Francis. In Argentina, she was venerated on December 8th, since she looks like an image of he Immaculate Conception. In the Internet, her Feast Day appears to be on September 28. I do not know why…

Wednesday, July 6

After breakfast I found myself receiving more advice, 5 WORDS AT THE TIME, as I had received the previous month on 6/16/16.  I want to share here the previous ones and the ones added today so that it may make more sense. The second part was given today to me on this 7/6/16…

6/6/16

1. Say “yes” to God’s will

2. as praise of His glory.

3. Thank Him for His mercy,

4. despite harshness of present moment.

5. Accept all that Jesus wants.

6. Yet, not there and tomorrow

7. but rather here and now.

8. Grow in trust without fear

9. for what God’s will do

10. for the salvation of souls,

11. by using the Rosary’s power,

12. added to forgiveness and repentance

13. plus graces you will receive

14. from obedience to God’s will.

15. Keep alive this truth within

16. Turning off all pride around.

7/6/16

17. Everything that you need now

18. has been taken care of.

19. Always remember who you are,

20. daughter of God the Father.

21. So, never despair about it

22. since you are heaven bound,

23. protected by His loving mercy

24. as disciple of Jesus Christ

25. Nothing will happen to you,

26. not allowed by God’s will.

27. Give thanks for His love

28. full of goodness and mercy! (END)

I normally receive in the mail 5×8 inches photos of Our Lady and of Jesus of Mercy, etc. I placed two of them on a hard card board and wrote on the back the previous advice, placed it on my altar downstairs near where I sit so that they remind me of reading them often until I memorize them.

On this day, the U.S. FBI director addressed the faults committed by Mrs. Hillary Clinton with the poor management of national “secrets” written in her private email site.  Yet, she was exonerated from any fault! This hurt me profoundly since I never suspected something like this could happen in this country, that is the preferential treatment of wrong and right…

Thursday, July 7

Violent acts occurred against the police force in Dallas, TX, with the death of 5 policemen by people who were upset for the killing of an African American man in St. Paul, Minnesota after a traffic stop. It opened my eyes to see how Satan is having a feast trying to divide us in whatever ways he can. The major problem is that all of us, Catholics or not, see the problem, talk about it and demand action from others, when we are the ones who have to pray and ask for our own conversion to love both political groups at all cost. Only God Himself can appease the “enemy” forces… We cannot do it but must collaborate with our Lord in praying for others, and the Rosary is an essential tool to do so! I am suspecting that in general, most people does not believe in the power of the Rosary!

In the mean time, the FBI director spoke in Congress for four hours regarding the previous talk on Mrs. Clinton poor handling of secret data, and the exoneration of this lady continues not to match with how many die under the police force for insignificant poor behavior actions.

Friday, July 8

At 11:30 AM after my breakfast, I was still mulching in the national problems of the previous days. My Mother came and said, “Do not  worry.” When I asked her what to do for this country after the Dallas and Minnesota incidents, she said, “Keep reading you ‘commands in 5 words’ and practicing them. God will do what needs to be done but your total obedience to His plan will suffice to bring the GRACES necessary to the entire world and convert thousands at a time. You do your thing. He will do His part. Try it and find out how much you can do for your brothers and sisters…

At the time, I had no idea why He was training through my Mother on how to help this country and just ahead of the conventions of the two main political parties. More on it later!

Saturday, July 9

I cleaned my son’s bath and every time, I show a severe allergy to the cleaning liquids I use, even that I wear a mask and try to hurry up as much as possible in order to shorten my exposure to these fumes. I normally finish with severe pain in my knees that makes me cry. Allergies to many things are the main culprit for my knees suffering with severe pain.

In the afternoon, I had everything ready for my son to cook 7 pounds of ground organic turkey and make a super delicious chili. Many years ago in Toledo, OH, I was by myself and often would stop at Wendy’s for a serving of chili. One day, as I sat in their small dining, an employee came to bring me my favorite chili from Wendy’s and on this day, I commented to him how delicious it was. He went ahead and dictated to me the recipe for 2 pounds of ground beef. Through the years, I kept passing this recipe to many people and eventually, I started using ground turkey.

 Well, since I cannot be standing for more than 10 minutes at the time, in order to cook the ground turkey with Campbell’s French onion soup  (7 pounds of turkey and 3 soups),  on this Saturday my son cooked his beloved chili with my guidance until he gets to remember every detail of the process. We ended up with about 10 servings of chili that I freeze in separate containers and defrost as needed on Tuesdays, the day he wants this chili. On this particular Saturday, I found out that I only had bought 2 cans of Campbell’s French onion soup. Yet, suddenly, a third can appeared from no where. There is no doubt in my mind that the Lord does this to me in order to remind me that he is next to me for everything. It is a process of growth in trust in his mercy for me in moments where my knees are so painful. Obviously, at all times, I should be living my 28 “5 words” commands the best that I can. This is the gasoline that makes my soul walk under His mercy. There is little else to do. I do not have to fear or not trust in His love for me. I do what I am supposed to do and He does what is necessary for my salvation and that of others.

Sunday, July 10

During the 8 AM Mass, the pain in my knees was brutal.  By chance I turned EWTN on at 10 PM, and there it was a program from two great people who have parted from this earth: Mother Angelica and Fr. Thomas Dubay. The topic was “holiness.” It was excellent. I may add that it took much Tramadol to make it to Mass on this Sunday…. (Now, at the end of the month, I am running low in Tramadol…)

Monday, July 11

By chance again, I turned on the television and was left on EWTN. There is a program at 8 AM just before the Rosary at 8:30 AM and going on since the 1980’s titled “Women of Grace.” They were DISCUSSING A BOOK WITH THE NOVENA OF OUR LADY UNDOER OF KNOTS…..!!!!! I never see this program but since the Rosary comes after, at times I end up watching the end of the program for that day.  This marked the third occasion that Our Lady Undoer of Knots came to visit me in this month of July! Wow!

Monday, July 18

My Mother explained of my need to pray many Rosaries during these very trying times in the world and for different reasons (ISIS worldwide and politics in the U.S.); however, she explained that these Rosaries are not meant to make God more attentive to our needs since He knows all about them. THE NEED FOR MANY ROSARIES IS SIMPLY TO KEEP SATAN AT BAY.  The Rosary has proven to work against evil forces all through the centuries, and right now, it is Satan the main attacker. It is not Isis or  the politics of a presidential election in about 100 days. No… Satan is the force behind the division, hatred, lies, accusations and presence of much fear every where. This spirit is tempting many, especially when there is a general lack of love of God and trust in His mercy.

Wednesday, July 20

My knees keep hurting more and more. Just to go shopping to supermarkets, I have to go to one per day. Otherwise, my knees ache much if I go out and walk much at one time. After lots of prayer and obviously after praying the Rosary, my weapon, I decided to go to this other organic store for which I have monthly coupons with great discounts that I can get in the Internet on the first Tuesday of the month. As I arrived, the main door was opened and this door is right in front of the first cashier station. The woman there had not clients and when she saw me, she ran to hug me and kiss me… There I knew that God was saluting me through one of His children just to remind me that He was around… He loves to do it. As I paid $268 for my monthly food and supplement purchases, she gave me my receipt and bent over the counter to give me a good bye hug and kiss!

Saturday, July 23

On this day I was somewhat disillusioned with what filled the television channels after one week with the Republican Convention in Cleveland, OH and waiting to start the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.  At 10:45 AM, the Holy Spirit moved me to look for an specific page in the Bible and found this verse:

Isaiah 54:10

“’Though the mountains leave their place and the hills be shaken, my love shall never leave you nor my Covenant of peace be shaken,’ says the Lord, who has mercy on you.”

I understood how important it is to THINK OF GOD’S MERCY EVERY TIME that we bear a heavy cross on our shoulders. We should remind ourselves to immediately treat any feeling of defeat and fear for what we see and hear in the U.S. and abroad with Isaiah 54:10, and that we are loved to pieces by this God Who died for us precisely to protect us.

When we start doubting what is the Will of God for us in any present moment, we should treat it with Isaiah 54:10 in order TO KNOW WITHOUT ANY QUESTIONS that He loves us and He will lead us to do His will if we so desire because His mercy is inexhaustible.

If we are confused as to what to say or when to say it, we should take refuge in His words of Isaiah 54:10 and fully trust that He will lead us to do what His will is for us for those circumstances.

When we have to hear in this election time what it is to build bridges and all about family values and religious beliefs, and see how each side has a different understanding of such important issues, we should just quit any fear or unhappiness and turn to Isaiah 54:10 and know that He is with us because He is totally crazy about us and will see to it that we do not get harmed by these clashes of ideas.

Whenever we wonder how to open our hearts to God’s mercy, we simply do His will for that moment totally engulfed in the Truth of His Words of Isaiah 54:10.

HERE ARE A FEW OTHER VERSES IN THIS SAME CHAPTER that clearly establishes that we are His kids and that He is in charge of our course on this earth!

Isaiah 54: 11, 14-15b, 17

“O afflicted one, storm-battered and un-consoled, I lay your pavements in carnelians, and your foundations in sapphires. In justice shall you be established, far from the fear of oppression, where destruction cannot come near you. Whoever attacks you shall fall before you. No weapon fashioned against you shall prevail; every tongue you shall prove false that launches an accusation against you. This is the lot of the servants of the Lord, their vindication from Me” says the Lord.

There is no doubt that this reading and teaching has helped me immensely for dealing with the pros and cons of the candidates for the Presidency.

 Sunday, July 24

This was going to be a very interesting day since a classmate of mine from my 3 years of pre-Medicine studies in Panama and husband, were stopping in San Francisco after finishing their cruise in the waters of Alaska. They had announced their coming for almost 2 months before. I had to tell them my status of health and how I could not receive them in my home because my health and mainly severe pain in my knees, will impede me from showing them all my love and cook for them, etc. She studied biology and our classes were similar for my first 3 years. After that, she continued one more year to graduate. In my case, I moved to the faculty of Medicine for four more years.

This wonderful Panamanian couple has been for many years like a true sister and brother and they went to Ann Arbor, MI to be the Baptismal godparents of my third child, the theologian, at St.Thomas the Apostle parish. Indeed, on this day, we picked them up at their hotel and went for dinner in Emeryville, a nearby city where my son with whom I live, works. They informed me of my 16 physician classmates and where they are. Four of them are dead. Many memories surfaced about those times  in Panama. They were telling the young man Daniel who came to serve us how we knew each other. Daniel was bilingual from Mexico and very nice. They introduced me as the most intelligent student that graduated from Pre-Medicine and Medicine. This gave me an indication of the humility of these two, since both were also excellent students but had not reached the highest position. It is nice to see older persons who shine with many blessings from God. It is also a very good example.

Wednesday, July 27

I prayed much during the night to have my knees feeling semi O.K. so that I could go to Whole Food Market, since the previous days I was in agony all day. Sure enough, He gave me pain but not too bad and I left around 10 AM for this market. I had prayed for a good parking place and I got it. As I came out of the car with temperatures around 80 + degrees F., a lady came to me with a cart. She is one of the employees of this market and I had been praying for her teenage son for some months, and he has turned around in a very positive way. The moment she saw me come out of the car in front of a flower corner that she was tending to, she came with the cart. Again, this is how our God works in our lives. First, He hears my prayer and this lady loves me very much and always hugs and kisses me with great enthusiasm. Then, when I needed help because with the cart I can walk much faster than with just the cane, she had been assigned to this flower area outside the building and I had found a parking place just in front of it.

Our God takes care of us like the Scriptures say, day and night but ONLY IF WE TRUST IN HIS LOVE PLUS IF WE LET HIM DO IT, with our YES to His will at every second of our existence. I have to promulgate in this section how important is to have 100% self-denial of all our plans and worries and fears, expecting Him to do the rest for us… I am sure that my Ma was praying for me and undoing any knots that could disrupt this sequence of events.

Friday, July 29

8:45 AM – My Mother asked me to summon the Holy Spirit since there was a message for me. I did and called Him from within since He lives in the temple of my soul. He answered and sent me to open the Bible without the use of a page number. I did and it was page 777 and the book of Sirach chapter 51 was in front of me. In it, Sirach reminds the Israelites of the many blessings that God had showered over them for hundreds of years and even when Moses got them out of Egypt.  My Mother then asked me to do the same with my life: to thank God for what it was as enumerated by Sirach, and with the understanding that this present moment is all about preparing for what it will be!!! In other words, to realize that what I am going through now, like with so much pain in my knees, is preparing me for the future when I will be working full time for the Kingdom.

I wrote in 2007, a list of thanksgiving phrases for what I had received in my life so far. Here are some examples…I will be a little long list but demonstrates how as Sirach had done, my Lord had made me look back and thank Him for all it was.

Written on August 29, 2007 (As I seated in Toledo, OH, waiting for His permission to place my house on the market even that my son E. in California had invited me since February 2007, to come to live with him).

1. Thank You Lord for Your love and mercy.

2. Thank you for calling me by name since my conception.

3. Thank You my Jesus for having come into this world to suffer and die because You love us so much!

4. Thank You my Jesus for leaving us your Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in each Tabernacle and for all the other Sacraments and for the Church which gives them to us.

5. Thank You Lord for earning for me the right of becoming an adopted child of the Father and heiress of heaven.

6. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to reside in my soul

7. Thank You for the Fruits and Gifts of Your Holy Spirit which have taught me and guided me in my spiritual life.

8. Thank You for your gifts of faith, hope and love

9. Thank You for the human family that you gave me, parents, spouse, sons and other members, and for the country where I was born.

10. Thank You for the spouse you elected for me

11. Thank You for all my friends, teachers, education, honors, jobs and material gifts and money you gave me

12. Thank You for my good health and for the illnesses that You have allowed to come to me

13. Thank You for teaching me to pray and for the time on this earth that You have given me to grow in my personal relationship with You.

14. Thank You for all the tribulations, suffering and crosses that You have allowed for my sanctification

15. Thank You for giving me the understanding that my crosses and sufferings are ALSO redemptive gifts for my brothers and sisters everywhere

16. Thank You for the grace of accepting my crosses and sufferings

17. Thank You for the gift of a constant conversion and repentance and for the grace to understand that I must accept Your will for everything.

18. Thank You for not abandoning me in the difficult moments of my life and for the fortitude You have given me to endure them.

19. Thank You for picking me up in those difficult moments and for carrying me in Your arms the rest of the way, when the pain of the tragedy at hand covered me with sadness and discouragement.

20. Thank You for transforming all bad and cloudy weather, all tempests of my life into something good as You have promised it in Your Word, Romans 8:28.

21. Thank You for protecting me from Satan and for assigning Angels to guard me.

22. Thank You for ending my fears with Your love and mercy.

23. Thank You for the moments when I was able to walk on water grasping Your hand, Your Word and without fear.

24. Thank You also for the patience that You had for me when I lost your protective look and I almost drowned in the turbulent water.

25. Thank you for covering all my needs in accordance to the riches of Your Glory.

26. Thank You for giving me the spirit of wisdom and revelation to be able to know the great Hope to which I have been called to live, that is, residing for eternity in Your Presence in my celestial  homeland.

27. Thank You for the grace of my having been able to pardon my enemies,  loving them and of wishing them the best.

28. Thank You for Your Commandments, Beatitudes; for your Saints and for sending all the prophets, including Your Mother the Virgin Mary, to advice us of our need to seek You, love You and do Your will.

29. Thank You for giving me the grace of keeping in my lips and heart, the phrase that says, “Here I am Lord; I come to do Your will.”

30. Thank You for having revealed to me Your Eucharistic true Presence.

31. Thank You Lord for loving me so much and calling me to be close to You when I was just a small child.

32. Thank You for Your continuous call to be close to Your Eucharistic Presence.

33. Thank You for reversing my memory loss. (Nov.10, 2009)

Sunday, July 31  Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola (my fourth grand child was name Francisco Ignacio Maria because his father was educated by the Jesuits and the child was born on a Dec. 3, feast of St. Francis Xavier, S.J.)

I was able to be awake at 12:30 AM to be present Live to the last Mass of Pope Francis in Poland for the World Youth meeting. I was also very happy to see how my adorable country Panama, was selected to be the next site for the 2019 42th World Youth meeting… This country, as written several times in these blogs, gave me my MD degree free of cost. This past Sunday July 24, I was commenting with my friends and my third son’s godparents how God had taken me to their country and how they gave me a free education, simply because their internal laws said so for anyone with a very high GPA. Yet, this was done even that I was not Panamanian…

In fact, all the things that I have shared regarding medical issues, is a gift that Panama is giving to the readers of this blog. Besides, the preparation I received was extraordinary because I entered the United States and never had any problems with my medical knowledge.  I am so happy that this, my loved country which prepared me to become a doctor of medicine, will be blessed with the presence of the Holy Father. May be we could pray for the next three years that this 2019 World Youth meeting be celebrated without any foreign attacks since the Panama Canal Zone is one of the most extraordinary man made creations, where the Atlantic and Pacific shores are only a few hours apart!!! I am sure that the kids will have a great time!

There is no doubt that GOD IS GOOD AND HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER…

 

FINAL WORDS

We are living a horrendous moment in the United States of America.  On July 27, during the Democratic Party Convention, many human beings, men and women sang a beautiful song: ” What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” I started crying because such love excludes the babies in the womb…!!! Is this fair? Is this crazy? On this same day, as different people came to speak about how wonderful their candidate for the U.S. Presidency is, I SUDDENLY FELT A PROFOUND LOVE FOR THE ENTIRE CROWD. I loved them because they are my brothers and sisters and they are images of God. I loved them because grace from God had descended on my heart and mind and soul to feel this way. I then asked for mercy for all of them especially during this especial Extraordinary Year of Mercy… I offered my horrible pain and low amount of Tramadol at hand in atonement for their sins. NOTICE that the elections will happen exactly at the end of this year of Mercy… Hmm… This is a great favor that God has given us by moving our Pope to declare this year to immerse ourselves in the love of God, love that is seen in the mercy with which He cover us.

Well, I could go on and on about the pros and cons of both candidates and I WILL NOT… Yet, because my Mom under the title of Undoer of Knots has decided to come to visit me in a special way… as I have shared during this blog, I feel totally SURE THAT I NEED TO WRITE THE FOLLOWING…

We cannot claim that we are celebrating this year of mercy unless we show mercy for every human being on earth… and most especially for our enemies and the enemies of the babies in the womb and the elders that are not wanted any more for the expense they cause for healthcare reasons!

I am summoning ALL OF YOU, WHO ARE READING THESE LINES, to show Jesus what it is to be merciful… Therefore, please pay attention to the following message:

“ASK FOR UNITY in each of your hearts and PRAY FOR EACH OTHER to LOVE OUR ENEMIES… as Jesus told us to do. When we receive such gift and grace, we then can triumphally say that yes, we showed mercy especially in this special year. Watch out for the following because Satan is working overtime to DIVIDE US, TO LIE TO EACH OTHER, like the lie that we are followers of Christ but only in words… and not in action and be merciful as our Dad in heaven is. Satan will incite all of us to accuse the adversary who seem to be killing babies in the name of Love!!!  Let’s follow Jesus like never before from now until November. Let’s FIGHT SATAN WITH THE BEST TOOL there is: doing God’s will in our private personal lives and regardless what is… Let us call our Lady Undoer of Knots to UNDO ALL KNOTS THAT LEAD US TO DIVISION, LIES, ACCUSATIONS, AND TO HAVE FEAR… and to help us to love everyone no matter what!

I have noticed that every time that I go to the channels which air the DNC stories for each day on a continuous basis, one channel speaks of some stories as true and details the lies told by the other party. The other channel does the opposite. In the mean time, Satan is having a ball because we leave this moment already full of disgust and actual madness for what we are seeing and hearing! We END UP RESENTING THOSE WHO ARE LYING… and we know that they are doing so! We become one of the many who have lost LOVE FOR OUR NEIGHBOR as we love ourselves.

PLEEEASE, if you are reading this message, DECIDE RIGHT NOW TO STOP THEM FROM DOING THIS DAMAGE TO YOUR SOULS.

But how to do it? DO GOD’S WILL ALL DAY Examples:

1) If you have pain in your body: embrace it, accept it and offer it up for the souls of those who are lying of whatever party… You are not Republican or Democrat. You are a child of God the Father, follower of His Son Jesus and under the guidance of their mutual LOVE, that is the Holy Spirit… REFUSE TO complain about your pain…

2) If you do not have enough money to eat: do the same thing by accepting it as the ordained or allowed will of God for you.…

3) If you are mistreated or maligned by others, please say yes to God’s will.

4) If you hear of scandals in the Church: accept them, pray for those involved, and offer your pain and any other suffering for the Church. In other words, turn what is sour and difficult, in your offering to God so that His mercy can save the souls of those who offend you or persecute you or give you scandal and for those who are spreading the killing of babies in the womb in the name of unity and love.

WE CAN STOP SATAN FROM FINISHING THE JOB OF dividing us and ISIS from destroying us in two ways: physically and spiritually by making us harbor hatred and disdain for them.

This summons is very serious… If you feel that watching these scenarios of the crowds of either party or of the two candidates speeches moving you to dislike them, THEN DO NOT WATCH… Always, always call for the mercy of God to change their souls and yours… And in your case, do God’s will at all cost with a big YES, and offer up any pain associated with the moment that you are living.

UNLESS WE already REALIZE THAT WE HAVE ALL THE POWER IN THE WORLD against the destruction that Satan is producing, ask for His mercy to give it to you and expect the answer as a blessing to change these circumstances… NEVER EVER MORE, SPEAK ILL OF YOUR ENEMIES… Ever more… Why? Because they do not know what they are doing!!! Imagine them as your little babies for which you have to pray because they are seeking in the wrong places; speaking the wrong messages; fabricating lies and prejudices. Then, offer your sufferings in atonement for their sins… DETERMINE TO BE MERCIFUL TODAY… REFUSE TO SIN AGAINST EVEN YOUR ENEMIES.  And what else to do?

Ah… this is the greatest question with the greatest answer: SIT DOWN TO SEE GOD DOING HIS THING AND SAVING MANY SOULSNever forget that you were created to love and serve others and that the greatest service is to do what is necessary to save their souls. And every brother and sister is His image… As you say yes to your difficulties of each present moment, He comes with many graces for you and others, including your enemies. Every time that you see yourself disgusted by what you see and hear in these political climate of lies and fabrications, you stop yourself from resenting and if you do, REPENT, REPENT AND REPENT and keep doing God’s will to receive the grace to love them as Jesus loves them.

When you find yourself unable to love others, pray a Rosary and always, always think that Jesus died for you for your salvation and as contemplated in the Rosary. Call your Mother in heaven for help and she will run to undo the knots of your impatience and fears and resentment.  DIE TO YOURSELF over and over and over and part of it, is to accept the will of God as it is, difficult or not, but your obedience will be the seed that will germinate peace and love and destroy satanic weeds once and for all.

IF YOU EVER COMPLAIN ABOUT OTHERS, then complain about your self also because you have not loved them to pieces in order to save them from satanic influence.

Now, I am sorry for being so direct and preachy but the Holy Spirit dictated this last part on July 28… 9 AM – and I have to share it. Let’s celebrate this year of mercy by doing the right thing. No more talks about His mercy unless we live such mercy for others…

For those who have and are praying for me, THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU… And I offer publicly my prayer, pain and sufferings for your complete transformation to love your enemies as Jesus loves them, this of course, in the case that you are still in need of this type of conversion. Always remember that when we sin because we are seeing how somebody else destroys the truth and call us to follow them, we are giving such people too much power in our lives! Let’s go and conquer the world in the Name of Jesus our Lord. The Lord is our Shepherd and there is nothing we shall want… I love you all (and especially U.S. readers) for traveling with me in this most difficult time in the world and in particular in the U.S.A., and let us keep our eyes fixed on Him… our Savior. BUT AGAIN, AT ALL COST, LET US NOT BE DERAILED BY WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE POLITICAL SCENARIO.

The month of August is here… The feasts of Our Lady Queen of Angels (Costa Rica’s patroness) , of the Assumption and of the Queen of the Universe , are important feasts to ask her to dissolve everywhere all the knots of discord and misunderstanding. ABOVE ALL THINGS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS, INCLUDING GIVING US THE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR SIN AND THE POWER TO CHANGE OUR BEHAVIORSO THAT WE CAN LOVE OTHERS AS HE LOVES THEM. I can assure you that acting this way and with the help of our Mother, you will have joy and peace and love for all.

 

 

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion and the Power of the Rosary for these difficult times on earth

July 3, 2016

A. INTRODUCTION

     Every month I have this challenge of sharing with you my life in the previous 4 weeks with God the Holy Trinity. But also, every month I end up realizing the beauty of being a child of God Who loves me sooo much. This month, the pain in my knees has gotten worse and I wonder at times what does it mean? I am totally sure that it has to do with my need to suffer for what is going on in the world and the variety of horrors that I have to see coming via the television/Internet, and every month I sense that this is the end of times if I use the description that Jesus left us. Towns are destroyed with horrible rain like in West Virginia. In Egypt, many people were harmed in a busy airport. In general, wars, hatred, injustices and the destruction of human life are getting worse than ever. 

The killings in Orlando, FL gave me much pain. Worse is the fact that the assassin, Omar M., had the audacity of doing it without any regret as he showed when he called during the shooting to be sure that he was identified as the author. When I write his name and the place where he attacked, it bothers me since the names of my sons No. 3 and No. 4 are precisely those two “O’s”, and it reminds me of the blessings I have received with both of these men. It is a constant reminder of the different life styles present among these 3 Americans born of immigrant parents! God has truly blessed me!

Mid month, by pure chance I looked into a box that I had in my closet and found something that I did not even remember happened (of course after my memory loss and reversal) and it could explain the reason behind not  having unruly sons. I am referring to a document with a rather large picture of Jesus attached and as it came to us from Poland after St. Faustina’s painting of the Jesus of Mercy. It says that the entire family G….., (our last name) had acquired membership in the Sacred Heart Auxiliary from the Monastery of the Sacred Heart in Hale Corners, Wisconsin. The Priests of the Sacred Heart would share as long as the grace of God is needed, in Special Daily Masses and prayers offered solely for the Auxiliary Members in Novenas of Masses and prayers offered monthly and on major feast days; and special remembrance in all other Masses offered weekly in their seminary chapels and mission fields. My name appeared at the end as the person who enrolled my family on May 30, 1989. It is signed by Father Linus, SCJ.

They included an extra exact picture of Jesus and in the back of the picture there is a prayer novena to Jesus and the Promises of Our Lord given to St. Margaret Mary for souls devoted to His Sacred Heart … Of course, I met Jesus as being Present in the Eucharistic Host at age 61/2 and soon after entered the elementary school of St. Margaret Mary. I also did my FIRST HOLY COMMUNION on a Friday June 8, Feast of the Sacred Heart for that year.

I also did take each son with just 3-4 days after birth and presented each one to His Real Presence in the Tabernacle saying: “You gave him to me. I now give him back to You to take care of.” Of course, His plan had started that ultimately led me to this consecration of my family… including my husband who 12 years later converted before his death of cancer. “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…”

Therefore, there was no question that part of this blog had to do with the devotion to the Sacred Heart. Then, out of the blue again…, I found under a small table the book titled, The Secret of the Rosary by St. Louis de Montfort. So, this topic had to be explored in this blog as well.

The devotion to the Sacred Heart and how it came to be will be extensively covered on the actual last feast of the Sacred Heart on this past Friday, June 3. And with respect to the Secret of the Rosary, I will tell you what happened on the date of this month when I prayed 17 Rosaries and I received an extraordinary teaching for my spiritual formation… So that I would not forget the date, the Lord chose an easy group of numbers…. 6/16/16…!

But there is one more thing: in the early 1990’s while living in the outskirts of Cleveland, OH, I enthroned the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our home following the format written by Fr. Mateo Crawley Boevey of the Society of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He was Peruvian with an English father. His entire story you will read on the date of June 3. I ALSO have prepared a document with many historical facts regarding this devotion to His Sacred Heart and will place it in the “PAGE” SECTION OF THIS BLOG IN CASE YOU DESIRE TO READ MORE ABOUT IT, although all Catholics know it. It WILL COVER EVERY ASPECT OF THIS DEVOTION AND THIS IS THE LIST OF STORIES that will appear in the document.

I. History of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

II. Margaret Mary Alacoque

III. ENCYCLICALS

IV. The teaching of St. John Paul II on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the theology of reparation by Monsignor Arthur Burton Calkins.

V. Quotes from Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

VI. The Sacred Heart and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

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B. Stories according to the calendar sequence

Friday, June 3Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

THE PROMISES OF OUR LORD TO SAINT MARGARET MARY for Souls devoted to His Sacred Heart.

1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

2. I will establish peace in their houses

3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions

4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all in death.

5. I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings.

6. Sinners will find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of Mercy!

7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent

8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

9. I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.

10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.

12. I promise thee in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace not without receiving their Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

The prayer/novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus that came with the above promises as written on the back of the picture of Jesus in the membership of the Sacred Heart Auxiliary from Wisconsin.

“O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore You, I love You and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer You this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to Your will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in You and for You. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, Your blessing in all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.”

I did go many times to Communion for nine consecutive First Friday’s, and probably 25 times or more as a high school student and young teenager and even in medical school. I also went to confession for each occasion.

Notice how His Promises have shown to be true in my life. The Consecration was done on May 30, 1989. Just 26 days earlier I had received the revelation in Houston, TX of how we residing in Indiana, would be offered jobs and to take them. It turned out to be in Cleveland, OH and by the time of this consecration we were in talks with Kaiser Permanente, and they gave us enough money to accept the move. So, what else can I say about devotion to His Sacred Heart? Nothing else…

Other Stories about the Sacred Heart Devotion:

It was as always another great  confirmation that I had to touch this subject matter when while putting together this blog on Tuesday, June 28 (much after the actual feast) and out of the blue at 9 AM after praying the Rosary with EWTN/Espanol, a beautiful program in Spanish explained  all about the devotion to the Sacred Heart and His apparitions at Paray-le-Monial in France…!!!! This was a hint that my Lord wanted me to give my readers other interesting stories of this devotion and place it on the actual Feast of His Sacred Heart!

I was fascinated with this program of June 28th at 9 AM local time. I did visit Paray-le-Monial in 2002 with a guide and spiritual director friend of mine and a Jesuit priest! It was there that a Nun of the Visitation showed us the tree under which St. Margaret Mary had had encounters with the Sacred Heart of Jesus!!! I also was followed by a nun trying to give me a piece of paper for me to take as a reminder of this visit. It had a Bible quotation where Jesus tells Peter that he will go and catch many fish… I forgot the exact quote but I have it somewhere in my library.

As you know, I was born among the Carmelite Saints’ devotion and readings of their works. Later, the Lord had ordered my connection with St. Ignatius of Loyola at our arrival in Cleveland for the first time in 1980; this was LED BY THE Catholic REAL ESTATE AGENT (chosen after much prayer from the city in Michigan where I was living at the time). She sold us the house with the plan that my older two sons attended St. Ignatius High School. I had no idea about this high school but she, being Catholic, gave me all the details since this high school was one of the best in northwestern Ohio.  In fact, the house was located in a nice neighborhood called Shaker Hts., east of the city of Cleveland but was bought precisely near the train track that leads to the west side where this high school still is.  The parish that she led me to and closer to the home was Gesu… ministered by Jesuits!!! The older son did a year of mid school at Gesu School and then he attended St. Ignatius High School. The second son had 3 years at Gesu before attending St. Ignatius. Five years later we left (because of my first professional persecution and my new job found in Indiana). It was then when on May 4th, 1989, the Lord in Houston, TX asked me to return since Kaiser Permanent had called offering us jobs. The older of the  two younger sons was to start high school and although it was too late to get admission (generally they had 900 students applying and only 300 getting in). He was admitted because his older 2 brothers had been alumni!!! (God has all plans well planned). This association with the Jesuits for all their high school studies gave the entire family a sense of belonging to the Jesuit spirituality and family. I also started practicing at home a work from a beloved priest, Fr. John Hardon (1914- 2000) who wrote “Retreat with the Lord: A Popular Guide to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola.”  As you can surmise, Ignatian roots were all over our family.

HERE IS A WONDERFUL PRAYER as well: An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

I give myself 
and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
my person and my life, 
my actions, 
pains and sufferings, 
so that I may be unwilling to make use 
of any part of my being other than to honor, 
love and glorify the Sacred Heart. 
This is my unchanging purpose, namely, 
to be all His, 
and to do all things for the love of Him, 
at the same time renouncing with all my heart 
whatever is displeasing to Him. 
I therefore take You, 
O Sacred Heart, 
to be the only object of my love, 
the guardian of my life,
my assurance of salvation
, 
the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, 
the atonement for all the faults of my life 
and my sure refuge at the hour of death. 

Be then, O Heart of goodness, 
my justification before God the Father, 
and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger.
O Heart of love, 
I put all my confidence in You, 
for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, 
but I hope for all things from Your goodness and bounty.

Remove from me all that can displease You 
or resist Your holy will;
let your pure love imprint Your image 
so deeply upon my heart, 
that I shall never be able to forget You 
or to be separated from You.

May I obtain from all Your loving kindness 
the grace of having my name written in Your Heart, 
for in You I desire to place all my happiness and glory, 
living and dying in bondage to You. 
Amen.

Father Mateo Crawley Boevey and the Sacred Heart in the Home and the World

By ROGER | Published: 

“For something happened in that year, once again in Paray-le-Monial, which is relevant to everything which concerns us here. And we have already mentioned it earlier in these pages, when we related how the Peruvian Father Mateo Crawley Boevey (of  the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary) had become gravely ill. Yet one night in Paray-le-Monial he found himself instantly healed.

“For on the 24th August 1907, he was in the Chapel of the Apparitions at Paray-le-Monial and this is what he tells us:

‘I prayed, and suddenly I felt within myself a strange shock. I was struck by a blow of grace, at the same time very strong, yet infinitely gentle. When I arose, I was completely cured. Then, kneeling in the sanctuary, absorbed in an act of thanksgiving, I understood what Our Lord wished of me.That very evening I conceived the plan to re-conquer the world, home by home, family by family, for the love of the Heart of Jesus.’ (I say: Wow. This is what we need to do now… in 2016) Thus it was that Father Mateo Crawley Boevey came to the inspiration of consecrating the home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

“Now, this consecration usually involves one’s parish priest blessing the home and the image of the heart of Jesus being placed centrally therein- following, of course, the Revelation to Saint Margaret Mary that the image of His Heart should be placed in the home.

“Here is the Enthronement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus which enflamed the now-healed heart of Father Mateo Crawley Boevey. And so it happened that throughout the world, the heart of Jesus began to be enthroned in home after home after home. Perhaps this occurred nowhere more than in Ireland, where the tradition became deeply implanted within Irish culture.

“How I recall living in Ireland and being deeply moved by this Irish tradition of the image of the Sacred Heart centrally placed in the home with the votive lamp beside it, ever burning.

“Indeed, I recall an elderly Irish lady explaining to me that when she had a new home built in the 1970s or 80s perhaps, it had then been standard practice of the builders to ask the client: where do you want the fitting for your votive lamp to the Sacred Heart?

“O Ireland, how you were – until even recently – so receptive to, so penetrated by, so blessed by the Heart of the Saviour. But Ireland, how you are now in grave danger of losing your sacred traditions …But in the present chapter, we are not concerned with the serious menace threatening the Irish soul.

“Here it is a matter of simply reporting that a tradition has been established over the last centuries – a tradition beginning with Saint Margaret Mary in Paray-le-Monial and continued by Father Mateo Crawley Bovey following his healing in Paray-le-Monial – and that tradition involves ensuring that the Image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is as widely dispersed and is as widely known as possible (End of article)

Sunday, June 12

Main headline: Orlando shooting: 49 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance

Orlando, Florida (CNN) An American-born man, Omar Mateen, 29 who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS, gunned down 49 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said. Mateen’s parents are from Afghanistan. (End of report)

A few days later a Hispanic man in the Hispanic TV channel Univision said that Omar Mateen was gay as well and had relations with him. He also said that it happened despite his two marriages that he used to cover up his homosexuality. He told the story of how he had relationships with two Puerto Rican men, one of which was HIV positive and did not tell him until much later. This man concluded that Mateen committed the crime not out of hatred for gays but out of vengeance for the many Puerto Ricans that frequented this particular bar.

I want to add that this event and many others are calling us to do something with our lives to atone for such sins and do it right away. The call received by Fr. Mateo was as relevant then as it is today! It is calling us to a major inner conversion where we must pray and sacrifice day and night and do it out of love for neighbor.

Thursday, June 16 or 6/16/16 – about the power of the Rosary

I woke up with severe pain in my knees plus severe gastritis. I had a late breakfast (10:30 AM) and talked to my Mother. I was worried about my pain. She said, “You are worried about how to curtail your pain in order to go to the supermarket and do some house cleaning. You have to do only one thing. Tell me in 10 words or less what it is and do it!!! Then swim with the grace of His mercy that will fall over you.”

I then found myself saying, “Say yes to God’s will despite present or future needs.” I counted the number of words and they were TEN…

A couple of hours later, again I found myself saying important truths that I have to live by and each line had 5 words!!! I ended up with 16 lines made of 5 words, or 8 lines with TEN words… Here is the entire text.

My 16 personal “5’s” Commands of 6/16/16

(Each sentence has 5 words)

1. Say “yes” to God’s will

2. As praise of His glory

3. Thank Him for His Mercy,

4. despite harshness of present moment.

5. Accept all that Jesus wants.

6. Yet, not there and tomorrow

7. but rather here and now.

8. Grow in trust without fear

9. For what God will do

10. for the salvation of souls

11 using the holy Rosary power,

12. added to forgiveness and repentance,

13. with graces you will receive

14. from obedience to God’s will.

15. Keep alive this truth within,

16. Turning off all pride around.

Throughout this day I prayed 17 Rosaries. There is no question that this special date of 6/16/16 will be something I will remember for many reasons. Also, whenever I pray many Rosaries, God truly answers my prayers, like the 2627 Rosaries prayed during 12 continuous Holy Hours that gave Republican George Bush Jr. (a pro life President), his second four years in office, when everybody was sure that Democrat Senator Kerry (Catholic and pro-choice) would win right from the EARLY morning (9 AM) through exit polls of this day in November 2004… I did not pray for either candidate to win but for God to bless us with His will for the U.S. The Rosary is so powerful that it is interesting how we ignore this truth… However… we never pray many of them to entice God to give us spiritual blessings to help ourselves and others… NEVER! We only have to  pray that His will be done for the good of all and that Satan does not obstruct what is best for the salvation of all of us and the preservation of Life from conception to death. Yet, we go around vacillating in doing His will with joy plus wasting time and not as children of God should be doing!

Let me share with you some parts coming from Fr. De Montfort’s book, THE SECRET OF THE ROSARY. (As written above, I found this book by chance on June 28!!!!! It was much after my experience of the Rosary for this month on 6/16/16)

FROM THE BOOK:

Origin of the Rosary: since the Holy Rosary is composed, principally and in substance, of the Prayer of Christ and the Angelic Salutation, that is, the Our Father and the Hail Mary, it was without doubt the first prayer and the first devotion of the faithful and has been in use through the centuries, from the time of the apostles and disciples down to the present.

But it was only in the year 1214, however, that Holy Mother Church received the Rosary in its present form and according to the method we use today. It was given to the Church by St. Dominic who had received it from the Blessed Virgin as a powerful means of converting the Albigensians and other sinners.

 I will tell you the story of how he received it, which is found in the very well-known book “The Dignitate Psalterii” by Blessed Alan de la Roche. St. Dominic, seeing that the gravity of people’s sins was hindering the conversion of the Albigensians, withdrew into a forest near Toulouse where he prayed unceasingly for three days and three nights. During this time he did nothing but weep and do harsh penances in order to appease the anger of Almighty God. He used his discipline so much that his body was lacerated, and finally he fell into a coma.

At this point, Our Lady appeared to him, accompanied by three angels and she said,

“Dear Dominic, do you know which weapon the Blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world?”

“Oh, my Lady,” answered St. Dominic, “you know you have always been the chief instrument of our salvation.”

Then Our Lady replied:

“I want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the battering ram has always been the Angelic Psalter which is the foundation stone of the New Testament. Therefore if you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over for God, preach my Psalter.”

So, he arose, comforted and burning with zeal for the conversion of the people in the district, he made straight for the Cathedral. At once, unseen angels rang the bells to gather the people together and Saint Dominic began to preach.

At the very beginning of his sermon and appalling storm broke out, the earth shook, the sun was darkened and there was so much thunder and lightning that all were very much afraid. Even greater was their fear when looking at a picture of Our Lady exposed in a predominant place they saw her raise her arms to heaven three times to call down God’s vengeance upon them if they failed to be converted, to amend their lives, and seek the protection of the Holy Mother of God. (Wow)

God wished, by means of these supernatural phenomena, to spread the new devotion of the Holy Rosary and to make it more widely known.

At last, with the prayer of St. Dominic, the storm came to an end, and he went on preaching. So fervently and compelling did he explain the importance and value of the Holy Rosary that almost all people of Toulouse embraced it and renounced their false beliefs. In a very short time a great improvement was seen in the town; people began leading Christian lives and gave up their former bad habits.

This miraculous way in which the devotion to the Holy Rosary was established it is something of a parallel to the way in which Almighty God gave His law to the world on Mount Sinai and obviously proves its value and importance.

Inspired by the Holy Ghost, instructed by the Blessed Virgin as well as by his own experience, St. Dominic preached the Holy Rosary for the rest of his life. He preached it by his example as well as by his sermons, in cities and in country places, to people of high station and low, before scholars and the uneducated, to Catholics and to heretics.

One day he had to preach at Notre Dame in Paris, and it happened to be the feast of St. John the Apostle. He was in a little chapel behind the high altar prayerfully preparing his sermon by saying the Rosary, as he always did, when Our Lady appeared to him and said,

“Dominic, even though what you have planned to say may be very good, I am bringing you a much better sermon.”

St. Dominic took in his hands the book Our Lady offered, read the sermon carefully and when he had understood it and meditated on it, he gave thanks to the Blessed Mother.

When the time came, he went up into the pulpit and, in spite of the feast day, made no mention of St. John other than to say that he had been found worthy to be the guardian of the Queen of Heaven. The congregation was made up of theologians and other eminent people who were used to hearing unusual and polish discourses; but St. Dominic told them that it was not his wish to give them a learned discourse wise in the eyes of the world, but that he would speak in the simplicity of the Holy Spirit and with His forcefulness.

So he began preaching the Holy Rosary and explained the Hail Mary word by word as he would to a group of children and used the very simple illustration which was in the book Our Lady had given him.

Carthagena, the great scholar, quoting Blessed Alan de la Roche in “De Dignitate Psalterii,” describes how this took place:

“Blessed Alan writes that one day Fr. Dominic said to him in a vision, “My son, it is good to preach; but there is always a danger of looking for praise rather than the salvation of souls. Listen carefully to what happened to me in Paris so that you may be on guard against this kind of mistake; I was to preach in the great church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and I was particularly anxious to give a brilliant sermon, not out of pride, but because of the high intellectual stature of the congregation.

“An hour before time I had to preach, I was re-collectedly saying my Rosary – as always did before giving a sermon – when I fell into ecstasy. I saw my beloved friend the Mother of God coming towards me with a book in her hand, “Dominic,’ she said, ‘your sermon for today may be very good indeed, but no matter how good it is, I have brought you one that is very much better.’

“Of course, I was overjoyed, took the book and read every word of it. Just as Our Lady had said, I found exactly the right things to say in my sermon, so I thanked her with all my heart…..

Blessed Alan, according to Carthagena, mentioned several other times when Our Lord and Our Lady appeared to St. Dominic to urge and inspire him to preach the Rosary more and more in order to wipe out sin and to convert sinners and heretics.

In another passage, Carthagena says, “Blessed Alan said Our Lady revealed to him that after she had appeared to St. Dominic, her Blessed Son appeared to him and said,
‘Dominic, I rejoice to see that you are not relying upon your own wisdom and that, rather than seek the empty praise of men, you are working with great humility for the salvation of souls. But many priests want to preach thunderously against the worst kinds of sin at the very outset, failing to realize that before a sick person is given bitter medicine, he needs to be prepared by being put in the right frame of mind to really benefit by it. This is why, before doing anything else, priests should try to kindle a love of prayer in people’s hearts and especially a love for my Angelic Psalter. If only they would all start saying it and would really persevere, God, in His mercy, could hardly refuse to give them His grace. So I want you to preach my Rosary.’”

In another place Blessed Alan says:

“All priests say a Hail Mary with the faithful before preaching to ask for God’s grace. They do this because of a revelation that St. Dominic had from Our Lady. ‘My son,’ she said one day, ‘do not be surprised that your sermons fail to bear the results you had hoped for. You are trying to cultivate a piece of ground which has not had any rain. Now when Almighty God planned to renew the face of the earth He started by sending down rain from heaven – and this was the Angelic Salutation.  So, when you give a sermon, urge people to say my Rosary and in this way your words will bear much fruit for souls.’

“St. Dominic lost no time in obeying, and from then on he exerted great influence by his sermons.”

(My note: I wish I could continue copying this book because it is simply full of miracles and stories that proof that the Rosary can change the entire world… Suffice to say that at the end of this blog I will have something else to say regarding the use of praying the Rosary!)

Saturday, June 18

In one of our 3 PBS stations, I found a wonderful new program (2016) from Dr. Joel Fuhrman titled “Eat to Live.” He discussed how this way of eating will reverse diabetes, lose cravings, lose weight and reduce blood pressure!

That day I was able to pray 7 Rosaries. I have much time to do it but I fall asleep all the time regardless of tiredness or time and due to toxicity. NOTICE how on these two days when I prayed many Rosaries, things happened…like  receiving these reminders as to how to live day by day; I also was able to land in this PBS program what is of great importance for preventing heart disease… I tried to make a DVD copy of the program but my rather new player/recorder informed me that this program could not be recorded… So, I intend to order it to send it to my dear Franciscan Priests at EWTN, including the Jesuit member… so that they can start preventing heart disease and ACTUALLY REVERSE  the problem by dissolving the plaque already formed in their arteries…

I choose this group because they preach to the entire world and their health whether spiritual or physical, should be something we should pray for on a regular basis. In this case, knowing that regular M.D.’s only order drugs to maintain what is already wrong with our bodies plus exercise, I feel called to give them an idea of how they can eat to dissolve plaque in their arteries and PREVENT illnesses in general. I am sure that my Mother asked her Son to guide me to find this program at PBS… This information will also help the Nuns in Hanceville and in other centers of this Order of nuns who pray for this worldwide ministry. An entire major document is in the works to post it mid July, since the information I had put together in the early 2000’s on heart disease is too long and I want to make it shorter and yet, cover all on how to do it.

Let me repeat that the 2016 program “Eat to Live” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman covers the topics of how to end heart disease, reverse diabetes, weight loss, decrease of high blood pressure and lose cravings for certain foods are covered by this doctor, an M.D. respected and well recognized in the PBS system of San Francisco, CA. If anyone wanted to order the one DVD presentation is worth only $72. The entire set of CD’s with the book he wrote (value of $157), you can do it via www.kqed.org/donate or call 1-800-568-9999. The donation refers to the fact that buying this product will give the PBS station a donation from the money paid for the product. The reputation of this PBS system in this area is good and safe. Thanks to them, I found Dr. Mark Hyman’s talk and book that revealed to me in 2009 that I could reverse my dementia with detoxification, and I sure did…

Monday, June 20

At 8:30 AM, Our Lady said, “Keep praying the Rosary and practicing your list of commands of 6/16/16. Both practices will help you accomplish many things.”

There was some news where they mentioned the availability of contraceptive drugs in order to stop the many abortions on demand…! At 12:30 PM and after praying four Rosaries, I wrote, “I have excessive pain despite Tramadol. I have problems cooking or going shopping for food. Toxicity is destroying my body slowly but surely. Yet, God is in charge as shown in the Gospel of Mathew 6 read in this morning’s Mass. He takes care even of the birds of the sky…  I proceeded to pray and ask the Lord for His mercy in this matter.

Thursday, June 23

On EWTN, I saw an encore showing of a 2007program of “The Journey Home.” A priest, an ex Mormon and now Father Erik from Ogden, Utah explained all the facets of Mormonism in a fascinating way. It was a great teaching tool. I realized how blessed I was when my Lord placed me in a very religious Roman Catholic family, with a grandmother who got me started with devotion to Our Lady and the Rosary. In my case, as a child I became divinely instructed in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist and was led to a Catholic small school (just starting that year in Costa Rica and coming from El Salvador with Nuns of the Divine Love). It was a perfect case of Divine Mercy for me… Everything was ready for me to enter into this love for the Eucharist and love for His Sacred Heart. It is obvious that all my suffering with pain that had just led me to ask for a miracle was answered… I was able to see how blessed I am with this background and not to be confused by ideas like that of Mormonism! I never watch the daily repeat of old programs from Journey Home because it would mean to spend all day watching ETWN when I have many other duties, especially prayer. However, this program is excellent and necessary for many with such needs of facing the real truth in the Catholic Church. So, there it was miracle No. 2 à when I found this particular 2007 program!

Friday, June 24 – Feast of St. John the Baptist

I woke up very early on this day and found myself at 3 AM with EWTN on… I do that very often because from some time and as written before, I suffer with excessive sleepiness and I attribute it to toxicity in the environment. Fr. Thomas Dubay who already left us, was talking about virtue… This time, he talked about heroic virtue!!! He explained that it was a Gospel quality, a power to be and to do, like other powers as temperance (or being able to eat and drink temperately). Another power would be obedience and magnanimity (the power to do all for God. It is an ordinary goodness that grows beyond human capacity or we go beyond others). He illustrated the virtues of fortitude and patience as found in Scripture with an example in Colossians 1. Fr. Dubay explained that the Saints are the ones who can give a complete yes to God. St. Paul says that “you will have the strength based on God’s power and able to give and to bear anything joyfully! Even verbal abuse can be bore joyfully.” In Heb. 10:34, Paul spoke to early Christians…”You even joined in the sufferings of those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, knowing that you had a better and lasting possession.” This is a form of an extraordinary form of detachment!

In Hebrews 11, it says that we are pilgrims and do not make a nest of this world. A pilgrim is one in view of a Sacred Shrine. This scenario goes with a deep prayer life, and transforming union (the deeper form of prayer) is received.

The following day, this program was repeated and I found it by chance, or better said, as the Holy Spirit sent me to watch EWTN at that moment! So, it worked for me as a reminder that we all are called to grow and be blessed with heroic virtue and with strength and to be the happiest people on earth. It will certainly help me when the pain in my knees becomes unbearable… These acts of God of leading me to watch a program twice, describes for me what His mercy is all about! He is around us 24/7 and gives us all the help we need to get to the Promised Land to live with Him.

Wednesday, June 29

I found in the Hispanic channel Univision a very interesting program…It so happen that only Mexico City has approved abortion on demand. The rest of Mexico and all others in Central America do not…!!! The program is all about how Costa Rica will look in the year 2030… The streets are so full of people that cars cannot drive through them. So people have to walk as the only option!!! In this my own country, there are laws against IVF (In vitro fertilization). In this case, many fetuses are produced in the Petri dish and some are stored and some are destroyed…

In the case of Costa Rica, the U.N. found Costa Rica culpable of violating human rights by opposing IVF.. (A big OUCH) and this way they are going to lose foreign aid… Interactive forces under the Bill Gates group bring dollars to Costa Rica to pay for ads like the one of how Costa Rica will look in 2030, with an excess population and people not able to drive cars, forcing them to walk everywhere… Yet, the faith in these countries with a deep devotion to Our Lady has protected Mexico (except for Mexico City) and Central America from accepting abortion as a legal option. The international pressure continues and will continue! They also reported that they know in Mexico that with the Rosary in one hand and Our Lady of Guadalupe at their side, legal abortion will disappear in Mexico City!

I was so upset upon watching this horror… Satan is reigning all over and we all Disciples of Christ MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND NOW!

C. CLOSING MESSAGE

I must tell you that finishing this blog was close to be impossible. I suspect that Satan is against it and 100%… I even wonder if this will be the last blog because it has been very hard on my eyes to write it. Also and just 48 hours ago, I developed a severe pain in the right side of my body, just below the waist like a muscle spasm and it is horrific. It comes and goes and I have no idea of what to do to avoid it. Yet, I knew that the following message! had to be written at all cost… What I will tell you here could be too strong for you but I have to do it because our times are getting worse than we could ever imagine, and these ideas were given to me in a surprising way with the request to post them. It so happens that I am finishing this blog precisely on a First Friday of the Sacred Heart….!!!! However, I have not been able to post this blog until this Sunday July 3.

Thank you again for your prayers… My last pain of the last hours has been so furious that I even requested the Lord to call me home if it is His will. After all, I have already written a lot sharing His love for me and perhaps, that is all that I could do at this time.

 After what I have been asked to read and contemplate in the last 4 weeks, I feel very strongly that we, as a family, the Roman Catholic Church, should do three things. We know that we all are called to save souls at all cost. We should understand once and for all that we must do whatever we have to do for the salvation of those who are destroying lives for no apparent reason. If we take those souls and pray for them as if they were our own children or brother or sister or mother, etc. we could end this horror. IT IS EQUIVALENT TO TAKING SATAN BY THE HORNS as we say in Latin America.Therefore, here is the plan:

1. Our Holy Father, a Jesuit himself, could fulfill their association with the Devotion to the Sacred Heart and once more CONSECRATE THE WORLD to His Sacred Heart in this special Extraordinary Year of Mercy. We have reviewed at length what could happen if we do so.

2. The entire Catholic Church families or single members or priests and religious, could start saying a Rosary per day asking Our Lady to pray for us before the Throne of Mercy for our conversion to do God’s will in everything for His greater glory… and see the same results that St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche spoke about. This Rosary should be also offered in ATONEMENT for the sins of all those who are destroying lives, with abortion on demand and in public places and FOR THEIR SALVATION… (If unable to pray a daily Rosary, at least to do it once a week!)

3. The entire Catholic Church could start saying a Chaplet of Divine Mercy united to any personal suffering in ATONEMENT FOR THE SINS of all those of any religion,  creed or atheists who need salvation … plus asking for God’s mercy to save them!!!

As long as we atone for the sins of our brothers and sisters with our own suffering and pray for their salvation with the power of the Rosary, Satan will run, and our Mother will also obtain their salvation as she asked her Son to make wine from water… Amen! (Please, pray for this intention)