of the Assumption
Many of Nancy's mystical experiences occur within the context of the Mass.
Although God is present everywhere, the Mass is the moment in time when she is
most in touch with the Divine. Again, it is the peak of our prayer-life.
This day was the Feast of the Assumption, a solemnity in the Catholic Church.
On this day, the Church contemplates the Virgin Mary being taken up to heaven by
the power of God in both body and soul. In her, the Church foresees what
will happen to us at the end of time when Jesus will return a second time to
judge both the living and the dead. We shall rise from the dead and if we
have been faithful to the end, we shall, like our Lady, share fully in the
resurrection of Jesus Christ.
During today's Mass, as we were saying the "Gloria"...Glory to God in the
Highest and Peace to His people on earth..." and when we reached the words
that refer to Jesus as "You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord;
You alone are the Most High Jesus Christ..." at that very moment, Jesus
manifested himself to Nancy all in dazzling white with a cross of white light
shining in front of Him.
Then, during the first reading, Nancy could see angels in attendance, taking an
adoring stance as they listened to the Word being read. When she heard the
words that Mt. Zion was chosen by the Lord, a cross of
white shone up above suspended in the air. But, why Mt. Zion? What is the
significance of this mount?
We know from the bible (2 Samuel 5:7) that after King David seized the fortress
of Mt. Zion, it became known as the "City of David" (1 Kings 8:1). When
his son, Solomon, became king, Zion became synonymous with the city of Jerusalem
and the people of God. By New Testament times, its meaning expanded to
mean the Kingdom of God and the Holy Edifice of which Jesus is the cornerstone
(1 Peter 2:6). Mt Zion is also the exact location where Jesus celebrated the
last supper and instituted the sacrament of the Eucharist and Priesthood.
Plus, in that same area of Mt. Zion around the building of the last supper, were
many houses that belonged to the early Christians among whom was Mary, the
Mother of the Christ.
Later on at the Mass, Jesus spoke to Nancy and gave her a private message
regarding her terminal illness. A light was present at the Mass. Two
lights flashed.before her and.a cross of white light shone, reminding her that
through the cross Jesus saved and redeemed the world.
Nancy asked, "Are these words for me?"
Jesus answered, "They are indeed for you."
A beautiful Catholic Family was present at the Mass with their children; they
were into karate as part of their hobbies. The priest knew this. As
he was talking about heaven, he was inspired to ask one of the children, "So
tell me, when we go to heaven will there be any Karate up there?"
The 10 year old did not hesitate to answer, saying, "No, Father, in heaven there
will be no karate!"
"Why is that?" The Priest asked amused by the child gregariousness.
"Because in Heaven everything is peaceful", the boy answered with a smile.
As soon as the child said that, Nancy saw once again a beautiful Cross of white
light appear again, for the way of the cross leads to the glory of Heaven. The
boy was right! We were all glad with his response. All the material
things we do on earth, especially for self defense will no longer be necessary
in the Kingdom of God where we will enjoy perfect security, love, and peace.
After the Mass, Nancy was talking with friends about the prospect of receiving
treatment for her illness when the image of Christ all in light appeared again
to reassure us that we are not alone when facing illness. God may allow
sickness for a reason, but he is surely there at our side to carry our cross.
All we have to do is call upon Him and His sweet Mother and they will encourage
us along the way.