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(Message # 976)
2/11/1995
Many of My Children Who are Serving Me are Giving Glory to Themselves

At the Saturday night Vigil Mass Nancy saw the Risen Christ appear. Jesus appeared life­sized in a white tunic with loose fitting sleeves. He was in bright mystical light that was whiter than any white natural light.

Jesus has told Nancy to pay particular attention to the words being said at the moment He appears. At that moment Nancy heard the words from the beginning of the Mass: "Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for Your glory."

As these words were spoken, Jesus said, "All glory is for God alone. Many of My children who are serving Me are giving glory to themselves. Give glory to God alone."

Nancy saw Jesus move quickly across the wall behind the altar and merge with the priest. The image of Christ with the white robe blended with the priest.

During the Nicene Creed, Jesus appeared again in bright mystical light as everyone spoke the words: "... God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, ..."

Nancy saw an image of an old man with a white beard appear to the left of the altar near the ceiling. The image looked similar to that of God the Father. This image disappeared and an image of a man in a white robe appeared.

As the priest raised the chalice at the Consecration, it burst in great white, mystical light. At the moment the priest lowered the chalice and rested it upon the altar, there appeared a mystical chalice of white light and a large angel appeared behind the altar. The angel and chalice moved upward to the area where the old man and Risen Christ had previously appeared.

The chalice then descended. When this chalice in mystical light was perpendicular to and beside the chalice on the altar, it vanished. At the same moment, the chalice on the altar burst into mystical light as the priest began to raise the chalice and said, "Through Him, with Him, and in Him, in unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is Yours almighty Father, for ever and ever. Amen."

On February 13th following the monthly apparition, Nancy spoke to the pilgrims about the vision she saw of the chalice and the angel at Mass:

"What did the angel do? The angel carried that Holy Sacrifice to the Father. I saw an angel! I saw the luminous chalice in light go upward! And then it was brought back down. What should we be doing at that moment? We should be joining in that sacrifice, offering ourself completely to God, through Christ, in Christ, with Christ, to the Father. Then we are in union; then we are giving glory to God.

"You see, the Holy Sacrifice was brought to the Father. This is a perfect adoration, perfect reparation, perfect sacrifice being offered to the Father. But there is more being asked of us. We are to partake of this. In order for us to really give glory to God, we must offer our sacrifice completely and totally through Christ, in Christ, and with Christ, to the Father. You see, our glory is selfless love and sacrifice, not just praise and thanksgiving alone.

"So Our Lord today is inviting you to reflect upon the word 'Glory' and give your life, all the crosses that you carry, all your suffering, everything, totally, completely through Jesus, in Jesus, with Jesus in unity with the Father, in unity with the Holy Spirit, in unity with the Triune God."

Nancy's vision at Mass reminded George of the following three reflections on the Mass. The first two are from pages 100 and 101 of the book "Through the Year with Fulton Sheen" published by Servant Books of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The third reflection is from pages 401 to 403 of "My Daily Bread" [see Bibliography]:


First: A Memorial of His Death

Our blessed Lord's last meal is more than a meal. It is a memorial of His death. He used bread and wine because these were the two substances which traditionally nourished man. In using bread and wine He was therefore using a symbol of ourselves. He now prepares the new passover. The old Passover was to celebrate the Jews leaving their bondage in Egypt and coming into the promised land. The new covenant, the new exodus, the new passover, is passing from sin to union with God through Christ. Our Lord then says, "I am going to give you a memorial of My death." He then symbolized for them His death by the separate consecration of His bread and wine. He said first, "This is My body." Over the wine He said, "This is My blood," not "this symbolizes." This is. That separate consecration of bread and wine was like tearing apart of blood from body, which is the way He would die on the cross the next day. And then He said, "Do this in memory of Me." Every time we assist at Mass we are watching the renewal of the death of Christ and incorporating our own death into His. That is the meaning of the Eucharist.


Second: Why don't the young get anything out of Mass?

Our young people are saying, "I don't want to go to Mass. I don't get anything out of Mass." Of course they don't. They don't bring anything to it. You don't get anything out of the Louvre unless you know something about art. You don't get anything out of a visit to Europe unless you know something about history. You don't get anything out of an opera unless you know something about music. What are we teaching our young people? Doctrine, doctrine, doctrine, not sacrifice or discipline? We need to tell them to bring something here. Bring a sacrifice, bring a commitment. Give up some of your time, give up some of your drink, then you'll be able to bring something more to the altar than just simply bringing up bread and wine. Begin to bring yourselves.


Third: Self-Oblation Through the Mass

Christ: "My child, every moment of My earthly life was an act of self-oblation. As man I had a human will, and as God I have My divine Will, which I possess in unity with My heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit. As a victim for your sins, I submitted My human will to the divine Will. By My obedience and self-sacrifice I made reparation for your sins, opened the gates of Heaven to you, and earned the graces which you need in order to enter eternal life.

"On the cross I hung in agony, the perfect victim for sin. By My self-sacrifice the divine justice was completely satisfied. As man I represented all men, and as God I was worthy to blot out the offense which sin hurled at the Holy Trinity.

"I instituted the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to remind you of My self-oblation upon Calvary. In it I continue the work which I began upon Calvary. In each Mass My body and blood are offered to My Father as an act of perfect adoration, thanksgiving, reparation, and petition for your needs. As I once represented you upon the cross, so, now in each Mass, do I represent you upon the altar. As the Mass is Mine because I am the victim and the high-priest in it, so, too, is it yours because it was instituted entirely for your salvation.

"In each Mass I am still performing My supreme act of love for you. I am there for your sake, doing what you yourself should be doing; namely, begging pardon for your sins, adoring the Divine Majesty, thanking My heavenly Father for His numberless gifts, and asking for your daily needs. You should be devoted to Me in the Mass, because in the Mass I show once again My devotedness to you.

"Your devotedness to Me will be proved most perfectly when you have learned to join your daily life to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Attend Mass as often as possible. Then go forth and prove your love for Me by transforming your daily life into your Mass for Me. In other words, as I offer Myself upon the altar for love of you, so should you offer yourself for love of Me in your daily occupations and activities. Thus there will be a close bond between My work for you and your daily work.

"This will make your daily life a perfect self-oblation. No longer will you seek what you like, at any price. For My sake you will guard your patience, your generosity, your confidence in Me, and your desire to please Me in all things. In your disappointments, difficulties, fears, failures, efforts, and labors, you will unite your will to Mine. You will seek to belong ever more perfectly to Me by practicing greater self control and mortification. As I offer My self to you in Holy Communion, so must you learn to make each act of yours an act of self-offering to Me."



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54-Day Rosary Novena


The visionary of Conyers, GA, Nancy, is ever grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers during this time of illness.  She is especially grateful for joining her in the novena leading up to the Feast of the Assumption of Mary on Aug. 15.  She continues to keep you all in her prayers and recommends herself to yours.  Although our novena has ended, some of you have expressed the desire to continue praying the rosary for her recovery if such is the will of God.  One of the ways you can do this is by doing the 54 day Rosary Novena which has been approved by the Church.  Find below the history of that unique novena from  http://www.theholyrosary.org/54novena.html  

The "54-day Rosary Novena" is an uninterrupted series of Rosaries in honor of Our Lady, revealed to the incurably sick Fortuna Agrelli by Our Lady of Pompeii at Naples in 1884. For thirteen months Fortuna Agrelli had endured dreadful sufferings and torturous cramps; she had been given up by the most celebrated physicians. On February 16, 1884, the afflicted girl and her relatives commenced a novena of Rosaries. The Queen of the Holy Rosary favored her with an apparition on March 3rd. Mary, sitting upon a high throne, surrounded by luminous figures, held the divine Child on her lap, and in her hand a Rosary. The Virgin Mother and the holy Infant were clad in gold-embroidered garments. They were accompanied by St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena. The throne was profusely decorated with flowers; the beauty of Our Lady was marvelous. Blessed Virgin said: "Child, thou has invoked me by various titles and hast always obtained favors from me. Now, since thou hast called me by that title so pleasing to me, 'Queen of the Holy Rosary,' I can no longer refuse the favor thou dost petition; for this name is most precious and dear to me. Make three novenas, and thou shalt obtain all."

Once more the Queen of the Holy Rosary appeared to her and said, " Whoever desires to obtain favors from me should make three novenas of the prayers of the Rosary, and three novenas in thanksgiving."

The Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for twenty-seven days in petition; then immediately five decades each day for twenty-seven days in thanksgiving, whether or not the request has been granted.The meditations vary from day to day. Now with the new mysteries the table is changed. On the first day meditate on the Joyful Mysteries; on the second day the Light Mysteries; on the third day the sorrowful Mysteries; on the fourth day meditate again on the glorious Mysteries; and so on throughout the fifty-four days.

A laborious Novena, but a Novena of Love. You who are sincere will not find it too difficult, if you really wish to obtain your request.

Thank you and may God bless you!

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