Day 4 - Rosary
Novena for Nancy's Healing
Attending Holy Mass and receiving Holy Communion devoutly and in the state of
graces is one of the greatest deeds that can be done here on earth because, by
doing so, we are immersed in the great mystery of redemption. Would that
our physical eyes could see what transpires at the Mass! Often God would
show that to certain gifted souls and their duty becomes to convey it to us for
the encouragement of the Mystical body of Christ, the Church. We are the
Today throughout this Mass, it pleased God to show Nancy the Priest celebrating
Mass all engulfed in a beautiful heavenly light. Nancy has often described
this light as beyond anything and cannot be compared to anything here below.
This light indeed is the light of Christ. If the Priest is engulfed in light,
then so are the faithful and the whole assembly. Nancy has also seen a
heavenly light coming forth from the Word of God being read and the lector whose
reading also bathed in that light. Every time the Mass is celebrated it
gives off the light of God to enlighten us on our journey, to impart wisdom and
strengthen. We form one big ball of light when we come together at Mass.
We are then to carry the light of our baptism, the light of Christ into this
dark world and draw out those who walk in darkness.
In his letter to the Ephesians St. Paul wrote 5:5-14 - For
of this much you can be certain: that neither the immoral nor the dirty-minded
nor the covetous man (which latter is, in effect, worshipping a false god) has
any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Don't let anyone fool you
on this point, however plausible his argument. It is these very things which
bring down the wrath of God upon the disobedient. Have nothing to do with men
like that - once you were "darkness" but now you are "light".
Live then as children of the light. The light produces in men
quite the opposite of sins like these - everything that is wholesome and good
and true. Let your lives be living proofs of the things which please God. Steer
clear of the activities of darkness; let your lives show by contrast how dreary
and futile these things are. (You know the sort of things I mean - to detail
their secret doings is really too shameful). For light is capable of "showing
up" everything for what it really is. It is even possible (after all, it
happened to you!) for light to turn the thing it shines upon into light also.
Thus God speaks through the scriptures: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the
dead, and Christ will give you light."
St. Padre Pio did say,
"It is easier for
the earth to be without the sun than without the mass"