Archive for January, 2018

Resolutions for the New Year 2018 and the Fiat of the Virgin Mary

January 3, 2018

It is December 30th when I start writing this message and unfortunately my left eye is having much discomfort. (Please forgive my mistakes in the writing of this message). In the other hand, the Lord has been teaching me tons of things for my daily spiritual life, which probably coincides with the suffering of the eye and my inability to hurry up and type all that I have learned… No doubt that sorrow ALWAYS BRINGS good things.

As always, I will start sharing according to the calendar sequence of the many times that I have sensed His Presence in my ordinary daily life.

Friday, December 8

On this important feast of my Mother, I could not even attend Mass because I had a tremendous negative reaction in my body after I ate something different and hoping I would not react that bad to it. I developed severe diarrhea and it made it impossible to attend Mass. However, with EWTN services I was able to be present to Live Masses and pray much for everybody and everything. Of course, I checked my decision of no attendance with my Mother and she sent me as always to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Who in turn sent me to page 999 of my Bible and turned out to be Joel 4:1 where I found the word “yes,” that is, that my idea of not attending Mass was correct on my part. It is always sooo wonderful to realize that God is with all of us at all times…

At 6 PM I started to worry about the amount of papers (postal mail)  and medical magazines that I have to check and select  to be sure that they have to be trashed (a times need to be shredded due to the content like bank accounts), or to be placed in an envelope to keep and take to Alabama. I have referred to this worry before of how to take care of this MOUNTAIN OF PAPERS! My Mother interrupted my worries saying, “No, it is a mountain of papers only in your brain. At all times ignore what is going on and EXPECT to have God lead you to dispose of all of them. TRUST by constantly dropping all worries and thank Him for what He would do and as He has done since you were a baby.”

Later on the month I recognized that my expected attitude as a daughter of my heavenly Father is to say “yes” to the mountain of papers as a much cherished opportunity to comply with His will. I keep forgetting about the “yes” of Our Lady or “EL SI DE MARIA,” which is the Spanish form. The Spanish version is awesome and a book was written some 30 years ago by a priest in Colombia and using these words for the title of the book. Much will be discussed later about “el si de Maria.”

Saturday, December 9

We attended the Saturday 5 PM Mass and on this same day my parish had a previous Reconciliation service for this time of Advent. I usually plan my confession with my pastor. The celebrant of this Mass was a retired older priest who said that in the case of these general reconciliation services, one has to confess ONLY ONE SIN as it has been done for many years… I became alarmed and somewhat concerned. I know that he suffers of mild symptoms of dementia but I wondered about the people that were listening to this idea. I have never heard this ever. My pastor was not around. I wondered then if we had chosen this particular Mass (normally we attend the 8 AM Sunday Mass), in order for me to pray for the priest and for all souls that may have been confused. Worse, I wonder if I was the one who was wrong and not know that only one sin could be confessed, of course to hurry up the process for the entire group that attends this twice a year service.

Tuesday, December 12

I had so much fun as I always do because on this date I celebrate the coming of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the Americas with Live Masses everywhere via EWTN and one via a Hispanic TV site. I “spiritually” attended a Mass in Los Angeles at 12 midnight; another in Mexico at 1 AM; one in EWTN at 5 AM and one more from the Vatican at 9 AM local time! The one in Mexico is always amazing because of the thousands of people in attendance (close to half a million)… No other Christian gathering shows that many people participating in the many celebrations of Our Lady’s feast since the XV Century!!! In those days, she was clear to Saint Juan Diego that she was there for the conversion of many as a mother (9 million Indians). She keeps at it! I always wondered what would be of Mexico today without her protection with all the drug cartels so busy sending drugs to the U.S.

Thursday, December 14

As I was redacting the Christmas letter, I ended up thinking of the importance of the heart and brain of the Body of Christ (the topic for the November blog). I started wondering if these ideas were correct, that is that the Ministerial Priesthood and Religious members are the heart of the Body of Christ. The laity forms the brain of the Body and both need to help each other to keep the Body healthy in spiritual terms. Immediately, a page in the Bible came to me, 1330, and it was Ephesians 1:15: 22-23, where St. Paul writes, “And He (the Father) put all things beneath His (Jesus’) feet and gave Him as head over all things to the church, WHICH IS HIS BODY, the fullness of the one Who feels all things in every way.”  I felt very consoled and this explanation of the parts of the Body of Christ most likely are truly ideas that came to me from the Holy Spirit..

Friday, December 15

As always in past months, many people stops to open doors for me, or help me to get items in the supermarket that are very high in the shelf for me to reach them. Well, on this date, I went to a very close by supermarket and bought a few things. I did not need help from employees to bring the cart to my car. As I was crossing the street between the supermarket main door and the parking area, a car was coming from the area where I had parked my car. I moved to the side for the car to pass me by. It did not happen as planned because the driver, a 40th year old Asian woman, stopped and with a big smile asked me if I needed help to reach my car. Had I said yes, she would have had to find parking for her car in order to come and take my cart…

I could not believe it! The Holy Spirit loves to surprise me with these acts of kindness that He can inspire in others for my benefit. Of course, I declined with another big smile and she continued. Normally, if they see my cane and some difficulty in my walking, they run to help me. This time, I was using the cart as my walker-helper and the cane was not being used at all and basically not clearly seen by others (hanging on from the cart). I recalled that my Mother had told me not to worry about the “mountain of papers” because the Lord would take care of me. No doubt, that He was proving to me what she had tried to explain to me. YES, GOD IS WITH US in our Temple and in charge of our circumstances.

Saturday, December 16

Again, we had to change the time of the weekend Mass and attend th5 PM one, simply because my son would be flying to Birmingham, AL to sign all the closing papers needed for the purchase of our future home. I did not recall that it was the Sunday of Joy… (Laetare Sunday) and I was not aware of it as yet. I found myself sooo happy and smiling from ear to ear as I said “hello” to Him in the Tabernacle before the Mass started and I could not stop smiling.

After Communion, my Lord said, “I see that sometimes you resent my Priests (probably He referred to the leftovers of the time when the older priest had said that on a general Reconciliation service we need to only confess one sin).” He continued, “You will have all you need for the move if you promise Me that from now on you will never feel anything against any Priest. They are the heart of My Body. You have to take care of them with prayer, tolerance, patience and always remembering what they represent! Any division in your mind represents a division of my Body in two! Do you accept this proposal?” I, of course, said “YES” and repented for the many times in all my life that I have resented whatever a priest may have done that was not totally right!

Later on at home, I felt that may be I was being called to rejoice because in a few weeks I will be living very close to Baby Jesus in His Shrine in Hanceville, AL, although it is known as the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament. As we know, all this majestic area started when the Divine Child Jesus in Colombia asked Mother Angelica to build it, and not yet clearly as to where in the State but in the South. His statue is at the center of the buildings in Hanceville. I asked the Divine Child to secure my health when I get there to live nearby Him, in order to finish the book that needs to be published ASAP due the medical matters that can help many people.

Monday, December 18

2:45 PM – The Holy Spirit gave me a page to read in the Bible No. 775. It was the Book of Wisdom, chapter 10a reminder that God passed the Israelites across the Red Sea. I have been watching in one of the Hispanic TV sites, the story of Joshua after Moses died and how he passed the Israelites across the Jordan River. By the way, this Hispanic TV company, Televisa is also now showing the story of King David… and on January 15 they will start the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. I am amazed how much they are doing for all Spanish speaking immigrants to keep up their faith through the stories from these very important moments when Yahweh took them to fulfill His will for Israel.

I was reminded that what God did with the Israelites is also what He does nowadays via our relationship with Jesus and His Church. I was also reminded that all that I HAVE TO DO during this impending move is much easier than crossing the Red Sea or the Jordan River. Therefore, He will help us to “cross” this busy time without any fear… None. Zero!

After this realization, I prayed to the Holy Spirit to receive His gift of wisdom necessary to TRUST IN MY LORD, Baby Jesus.

At 3:05 PM, my Mother said, “Trust in His mercy and love for you. Pray the Rosary often when you feel that you are fearful as to how to overcome this present moment.”

This was followed with a page in the Bible, 99 -> Leviticus 10:6 and following. It was about the “Conduct of the Priests.” It is a long story but has to do with the behavior of the Priesthood on those days, Aaron and his sons. Little did I know that days later, Jesus would return to this topic…

Then my Mother asked me to call the Holy Spirit for a further instruction. I did and was given page 1272 – Romans 8: 18-39, (It was very consoling to me and gave me hope so never to worry about anything because St. Paul’s words) “In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groaning. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will.”  (Romans 8: 26-27)  – Wow! My call to pass this small Jordan River is a piece of cake. I let the Spirit of God take over and only thank Him because all will be done according to His will…

3:25 PM – My Mother came to pound in my head the instruction one more time… She said, “You are wondering what to do during the 4 days that your son will be in Birmingham finishing the purchase of the home (December 17-22). You want to go on retreat to truly abandon yourself to the Spirit. In the other hand, you also want to keep picking up papers and throwing some out and some not… Well, be prepared to do both according the Spirit promptings. Just call often the Holy Spirit and EXPECT to do God’s will as the words of Roman’s 8 say. Then, you will be led according to your spiritual needs of each present moment! The waters of the Red Sea will open as needed and you will cross it as God wills it.” — Hah… The instruction was simply AMAZING…

Thursday, December 21

My son was able to finish with the paperwork and at the end of this day, he owned a home in a suburb of Birmingham, AL. My other son and wife who live there offered to take care of placing the blinds for the entire house. The change of names for the water account for the house was done when my son felt he had to do it at a particular moment. And yes, the following day would be impossible because only the owners can do it and he was returning home very early in the morning. All was directed by the Holy Spirit…

On this day, the TV story of King David showed how King Saul was totally sure that David had to be killed, since the Prophet Samuel had told everyone and since David was a young shepherd that he would be the next King of Israel. It reminded me of the present days in our planet. Everybody wants to kill the others. Nothing has changed… Jesus came to give His own life for us to become our Father’s children and hopefully become one Body in Christ, and yet, we are doing worse than in those days of Saul and David. At one point, Saul killed all priests because they had helped David… This was a Hebrew killing others of his same race and willing to stop God’s designs for David to become the king… In our days, Russia, North Korea, ISIS, etc. are trying to do the same but we, so called Christians, keep complaining instead of calling the Holy Spirit to guide us to do the will of God for each encounter that we have with the evil one! Nothing has changed… Our God must be super tired of seeing His children playing games as the others did centuries ago!!!

Monday, December 25

On this special feast when we rejoice remembering that a little BABY BOY named Jesus was born in Bethlehem, much was preached in several Masses LIVE from all over the world, and mostly about the need for having holy families, as Joseph, Mary and Jesus were. I suddenly realized that this Holy Family came from the work of the Holy Spirit and the “yes” of a young girl to do God’s will. Joseph also was obedient to the dreams that asked him to accept the situation. This same fiat led Our Lady to run to her cousin Elizabeth to help her, and in this way, practicing the second most important commandment despite her own young age (a teen ager) and the worry that she had to reveal this to her fiancée. It all depended on a “YES”… It would take her 3 days and it is estimated that it was a trip of 85 miles!!!

At the present time, we hear an enormous amount of ideas as to how to raise a holy family… BUT IT ALL DEPENDS ON OUR YES TO GOD’s WILL… And of course, we have to call the Holy Spirit to do what He did with Our Lady AFTER HER YES, to impregnate us with Jesus and take Him to others in the midst of our duty to take care of our families and all that it implies… There are many stories aired in all venues of communication that try to give instructions as to how to protect the family from evil influence and how to instruct the children in the Word of God, etc… Yet, we forget to call the Holy Spirit very often to take us to say “yes” to God’s will, and HE DOES THE WORK… He leads us to help our families to grow in holiness… I do not hear these ideas. On he contrary, psychologists keep pounding us with ideas as to how we could do it!!!

IT WAS AT THIS MOMENT, on this very special Feast of Christmas, that I was given the topic for this blog It will be about ”El si de Maria.” It came in Spanish and of course it means, the “Yes of Mary.” Reasons for it:

1. El Si de Maria opens the door to the Holy Spirit who takes over to lead us to what it means for us the Yes to God’s will for each present moment.

2. The yes of Our Lady practiced in our lives leads to know and accept the will of God with joy, courage and fully understanding the holiness of what God is asking us to do without fear of what it is.

3. The Yes of Our Lady takes us through holy roads that are important in order to witness the Mercy of God for all of us.

4. The yes of Our Lady takes us to become successful evangelizers of those around us because we are able to love others (as she did with her cousin) and through love, we can defeat Satan’s temptations in their lives to begin with, plus our love will bring the Holy Spirit (the Love between the Father and the Son) to take over and lead them to a new life in Jesus, the Lord.

5. Our Yes to God’s will as Our Lady did, is the best way to praise God within our Temples; the best way to be instruments of grace for others; it is the best way to become a true disciple of Jesus, with total self-denial, embracing all our crosses without hesitation and becoming followers of the Master, that is to do what He did when on earth, especially to give our lives for our neighbor as He did.

Reading books and also the Bible daily is very important and good but not sufficient. Yet, they can give fruit in our spiritual lives if we are constantly saying “yes” to His will. Without this “yes,” all we read can give fruits that in time seem to disappear!

The best books are those where we share how we conquered ourselves and said “yes” to God’s will at every present moment. Books on what to do or not, do not teach us about the need always to call the Holy Spirit! However, it is only with our yes, that the Spirit can form Jesus in our wombs (inner temples) to go visit others as Our Lady did with Elizabeth.

6. I am convinced that Satan has conquered us with the temptation of looking for methods of prayer; or with the temptation of praying every novena that arrives in the mail with the purpose of asking God to do our will! Yet, never shall we consider the temptation of seeking God to do our will. Never. His will is sooo perfect that we should always embrace such will and thank Him for it instead of changing it. Our job is always to say YES to His Word, to His Commandments with total trust in the work of the Holy Spirit, so that we can show our relationship with Jesus in the way we live; in how we love; in our merciful actions; in other words, we truly have to become pregnant as just said, with the ways that Jesus loves and cares for us. Then, the Holy Ghost does it, or Jesus would not have announced that He would leave us in His care and do it on Pentecost day shortly after His Resurrection. The Holy Spirit is sooo persuasive that made John the Baptist fetus dance for joy in His Presence… BUT IT ALL STARTED to begin with, WITH OUR LADY SAYING YES …

Friday, December 29

I found myself thinking about my resolutions for 2018. I ended up going over my life with many persecutions of all kinds while taking care of 4 children. Here I must mention that as they grew up, they delighted with baseball (their father who was from the Dominican Republic loved it as it happens in that country) but also, I was concerned with their interest in football. There was no hesitation on my part of making a decision to protect the brain of my sons since I realized that one or more of them might wanted to play. In a short time, I looked for piano lessons for my oldest, 10 years old at the time. He turned out to be very interested and good at learning it. Shortly after, he chose an instrument that he would end up playing in a band of whatever high school he would go to… The same happened with the other 3 and bingo, they were NOT negated the fun of attending their high school games and it turned out to be St. Ignatius in Cleveland, OH, a high school which was excellent in this sport..

Notice that even in the early 70’s I was able to discern the horror of playing this game… Why is it that we still allow young boys to keep exposing their brains to possible damage and even continue to do it in the NFL? This is due to money matters… How sad for all of us, US citizens, to allow this to happen all the way to all the Bowls being played right now! I am super sure that it was not my medical degree that made me take action in the matter just explained… I am sure that it was the Holy Spirit Who led me to plan the way to protect them and yet, not to forbid the fun for their teens years. It is interesting that I was “Baptized in the Holy Spirit” on May 19, 1977 in the Charismatic Movement, that is that I re-affirmed my original Baptism and Confirmation, precisely when my oldest son was 9 years old!!! THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE WILL OF GOD in my life that was aided by the Holy Spirit’s guidance leading me to it…

I continued thinking of my previous years as a wife, mother, full time anesthesiologist being called at times at 2 AM to do an emergency case!!!  I had to secure live-in maids to cook, clean and help me with the children. I had to plan the decisions for college for each one of them. I had to be with each one of them for the PREPARATION of the celebration of the different Sacraments! Money was super abundant (one quarter million dollars per year); I drove expensive cars (3 Mercedes Benz).

Not once do I remember feeling proud… Of course, in time all the money was given away to those in need.  I attended many religious conferences. I never missed Sunday Mass with the children since my husband was an atheist at the time. When practicing anesthesia weeks at a timeand away from my home and even State and in different hospitals due to leaving my primary place of employment because of persecutions (persecutors would lie about me…), I would always look for a nearby chapel and at times in the same hospital, and spend time with my Lord in the Tabernacle. I never left Him.

I remembered that I never felt angry with my persecutors! Slowly but surely, I lost any sense of loneliness or of missing my family when I was away. The Lord took care of everything. At this point, I realized that the most important resolution I must have for 2018 is: TO ALWAYS TRUST GOD’S MERCY AND LOVE FOR ME and no matter what, and to do it, I had to say yes to His will, clearly knowing that all suffering present or to come was, is and will be a gift for me to accept it as Jesus did His cross… To repeat: the only way that I can keep the resolution of trusting in God’s mercy and love for me,  is to live present moment to present moment with the most perfect “yes” to His will, and delight in its execution of all that is and that it is coming. Besides it, I must often thank Him for such will for me.

In the afternoon of this day, Walgreens Pharmacy let me know that it had the pain medicine ready for me, since that morning my physician had called it in. I did not know if to go (far away Pharmacy; it will be 5 minutes away in Alabama!!), or wait until the next morning. I asked the Holy Spirit and was sent to a page of the Bible with the word “go”, twice! I did and when done, as I came out of the pharmacy parking lot, a woman was coming in with a very broad turn that made me pull back quite a distance… I was furious.

Around 2:30 PM, with very crowded streets and driving back home, the Lord said clearly, “Never feel so upset with your neighbor who gave you a difficult time at Walgreen’s. Always act as a mother would treat a child of hers. Always live in My Presence as a temple that you are for Me to reside! And always, treat other car drivers as your kids. The second most important Commandment as the First one, are to be practiced each present moment as My SERVANT and as a spiritual mother. My Mother and yours did so… It was because of her Yes to My will that she had the wisdom and mercy to understand the needs of Elizabeth and the courage to take action, two very different things.”

Later on this date and as I thought more on my resolutions for 2018, I wrote in my journal, “I have to get my brain engaged in becoming a witness to feed the HEART of the Body of Christ and allow in this way the Heart of the Body of Christ to feed me with His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity and bless me with its prayer. There is no question that our fiat and love for others becomes the greatest act of evangelization, which Satan has no power to destroy because he did leave heaven precisely due to his disobedience to the will of God. He is always seeking to create confusion, division, fear, accusations and a dislike for a yes to God’s will.

Sunday, December 31

I was amazed as never before with all the exaggerated celebrations in New York City, Vegas, Los Angeles y all because a New Year would arrive within hours from where these shows started appearing in TV. The amount of money spent is huge by those celebrating in all these cities where they have arranged for a hotel stay plus food needs. How many people could be fed and given a room to sleep with this waste of dollars! I was very sad.

After Holy Communion, I was conversing with Him about the many things that needed to be done, and asked Him to give me better health only for a month or two, so that I can help out with the move. He in turn said, “I want you to trust in My mercy. There is one thing that I want to ask of you: in Alabama, dedicate your life to pray for my Priests. They are the heart of My Body. Anything you do in this regard will bring you better physical health.” At this point I remembered what He said on December 18!  “You will have all you need for the move if you promise Me that from now on you will never feel anything against any Priest. They are the heart of My Body. You have to take care of them with prayer, tolerance, patience and always remembering what they represent!

On this same date, I was commenting to my son about my problems securing a woman to come to clean this house when we empty it. I have called two of them with no response. I had asked the secretary of my personal physician if she knew of any house cleaner. She said that her aunt is one and I gave her my name and phone… The woman never called.

I had told my son that when we visited Whole Food (after Mass) where we can find tons of Hispanic employees that I would ask any of them about it. So, after 8 AM Mass, we went there but I forgot all about it. As we finished, there were two different cashier lines with only one client ahead of us. I decided for one of them for no particular reason. The person bagging the many things we bought said hello to me in Spanish. I then remembered meeting him some months ago and discussing his name Manny, which means Manuel, and I had told him that my father’s first name was also Manuel.

On this date, when I saw his name on his shirt I remembered the conversation. As we were almost ready to leave, suddenly I remembered about the house cleaner and asked Manny if he knew of anyone who would clean a home. He said that his mother is a house cleaner… I could hardly believe what the Holy Spirit had just done…He got my name and phone and I expect that she will say yes. I love to hear of somebody that I can trust if this is the will of God for me… I suspect that He had done this job and surprised me one more time as to how He does things: He led us to Manny and also, I remembered to ask him about it. Amazing grace!

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Parade of Roses had floats of all sizes, shapes and origin. Precious pieces of art but just because of the passage to a new year. Again, how many hungry people are not thought of! Millions of dollars were wasted. The football games were in general fun to watch; what it is a disgrace is to see how the game of American football is all about violence and how many children are watching and possibly feeling that it is O.K. to hit someone else just for a ball… Worse is that at times, some of the players show anger and hatred towards the opposite team… It is so sad to see this kind of lack of love and just for a ball that has to be carried to the other end!

As I have said before, I can only watch if I dedicate time to pray for all and to ask for a win for the team that may get the least proud… On this date, Notre Dame was playing against LSU. I asked my Lord for a win (of course, my son graduated from this university and because it has the name of my Mother). He would not want to hear about it… I reminded Him that today was her feast day, a big reason to honor her. The two men that were narrating the plays themselves seemed to be happier when LSU was ahead… At one point, they were tied up at 14 points and LSU was able to add 3 points… Little time was left for Notre Dame to change the score for a tie or a win.

The two men kept bugging me by saying that most likely, Notre Dame would lose. Towards the last seconds left, my Lord said, “It is obvious that they do not keep Me in mind!” I agreed but not expecting to truly see a huge miracle when a ball that was super high was caught by a Notre Dame one handed player’s jump… He continued and bypassed two other LSU players and scored 7 points for a win. The Lord has done something similar other times with other sports and teams when I ask for a miracle. He is always with me and acting only with justice for all.

With regards to the bowl where Alabama participated and through a strange way how they became one of the four to play for the upcoming championship, I found myself totally Alabamian…as I wanted them to win. This time I did not pray but only wished the best for them. After all, we already own a home in a suburb of Birmingham and expect to be there sometime at the end of this month or shortly after. And yes, they did play superbly and won and who knows if they will win next week against Georgia.

Tuesday, January 2

I received a call from the mother of Manny accepting to come to help us cleaning the house. Even better: she said that she does not work all the time and that they are in need of money…I am sure that the Lord was turning other women away in order to help this particular lady.

CONCLUSION:

I was called to make a list of all the main points learned in December of 2017. I copied them at the very end of this blog, and I did it for myself to easily remember what I learned and when.

Here are the resolutions based on the main points that will appear at the very end.

1. I understood that my resolutions for 2018 are all mentioned in these points. The “Yes” to the will of God that Jesus and Our Lady came to witness for us must be practiced over and over as needed. I must also repent when I find myself asking God to help me to do my own will!!!

To do God’s will in my life have to do with my calling of the Spirit of God to lead me to do so with all the graces and gifts I need. He will intercede for me to find and do God’s will and this according to St. Paul in Roman’s 8.

2. God is always, ALWAYS, with us and we should keep in mind that the best way to acknowledge His Presence and love for us is by doing His will at all cost. Since Adam and Eve, disobeying the will of God leads to spiritual death. When following His will, we know that God parted the Red Sea and the Jordan River!!! Therefore, any suffering involved as we say yes to His will is welcomed because nothing is impossible to Him…Our Red Sea’s and Jordan River’s are actually not existent when living in the U.S.A., except when Nature attacks or human enemies persecute us. Even then, a strong yes to these calamities will find His mercy and love changing all for the good.

3. I must show love, patience and forgiveness to all ministerial Priests and pray for them several times per day. At least in one of my Rosaries/Chaplet of Mercy, I must atone for their sins calling God’s mercy to be with them and asking my Mother to intercede for their holiness.

4. To raise holy families depends in how much we follow His will, which will lead us to do what is necessary through receiving the graces and His mercy needed to do so.

5. I must always keep in mind that all my brothers and sisters and no matter how they like us or not, are to be prayed for and protected from our own dislike, by acting as a parent to them.

List of what I learned day by day and directly from God:

1. No doubt that sorrow ALWAYS BRINGS good things.

2. It is always sooo wonderful to realize that God is with all of us at all times…

3. Our Lady, “No, it is a mountain only in your brain. At all times ignore what is going on and EXPECT to have God lead you to dispose of all of them. TRUST by constantly dropping all worries and thank Him for what He would do and as He has done since you were a baby.”

4. Jesus, “You will have all you need for the move if you promise Me that from now on you will never feel anything against any Priest. They are the heart of My Body. You have to take care of them with prayer, tolerance, patience and always remembering what they represent! Any division in your mind represents a division of my Body in two!  

5. “The Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groaning. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will.”  (Romans 8: 26-27) 

6. At the present time, we hear an enormous amount of ideas as to how to raise a holy family… BUT IT ALL DEPENDS ON OUR YES TO GOD’s WILL…

7. Yet, we forget to call the Holy Spirit very often to take us to say “yes” to God’s will, and HE DOES THE WORK… He leads us to help our families to grow in holiness…

8. Book of Wisdom, chapter 10a reminder that God passed the Israelites across the Red Sea.

9. El Si de Maria opens the door to the Holy Spirit who takes over to lead us to what it means for us the Yes to God’s will for each present moment.

10. The yes of Our Lady practiced in our lives leads to know and accept the will of God with joy, courage and fully understanding the holiness of what God is asking us to do without fear of what it is.

11. I am convinced that Satan has conquered us with the temptation of looking for methods of prayer; or with the temptation of praying every novena that arrives in the mail with the purpose of asking God to do our will! Yet, never shall we consider the temptation of seeking God to do our will. Never.

12. The most important resolution I must have for 2018 is: TO ALWAYS TRUST GOD’S MERCY AND LOVE FOR ME and no matter what, and to do that I have to say yes to His will,

13. And always, treat other car drivers as your kids. The second most important Commandment as the First one, are to be practiced each present moment as My SERVANT and as a spiritual mother.