“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
–Saint Maximilian Kolbe
I had a moment both on Sunday and Tuesday, something that has never happened to me.
I was in the historic chapel at my parish both times. I was looking at the statue of Mary, all of the sudden, my eyesight blurred and something seemed to happen. Like she became more life like. When my eyes refocused, she seemed to be changing colors from a blue mantle, to a white one, to a gray one. Her arms would go from extended (like in the Miraculous medal image) to prayerful. On Sunday, I thought I needed an eye exam. I was afraid. And then, I felt inside me, BE NOT AFRAID. I went home on Sunday and after telling my husband I dismissed what I had seen.
Then it happened on Tuesday again. Blue mantle, white mantle, gray mantle. Since there were others in the chapel and no one said anything, I assume I am the only one who saw. This time I didn’t dismiss it. I wrote it down. I felt her say, “KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST.” Two messages, BE NOT AFRAID, KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST. I sort of frantically tried to figure out what blue, white, gray meant, as I scrolled through images of Mary in my head, not able to place a gray mantle in any image I had seen. Then I sat with it. I asked God the Father to speak to me and I recorded the thoughts that popped into my head, I know these thoughts come from many things I have read, but I record them as they pop into my head as a letter to me from God. Here is what I recorded;
Beloved, I want to show all souls my love, and I choose a few to help spread my love greatly. I wanted the Blessed Mother to show you this. Don’t make it complicated. You know what she told you. BE NOT AFRAID. KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST. She changed her mantle color from blue to white, to gray. GRACE, PURITY, HUMILITY. These are the key to all things. She is the Mediatrix of Grace. She spreads my grace if only people ask. She covers you in her mantle and always points to the Son. She spreads grace. She embodied purity and humility. You need these. She showed you your own habitual sin today. Stop them. You have been given the grace. Tough times are ahead. Be not afraid, keep your eyes on Christ, as Peter did before he was distracted and sunk. Receive the grace and use it to purify your soul and humble yourself. It will make you trust. Trust is how you navigate the storm. Trust is IN THE KEEPER OF THE STORM. Christ will show you the way. You have nothing to fear. – Your Abba.
It is a simple message, her extended arms give us grace. Her prayerful arms show us to pray without ceasing. Be not afraid, keep your eyes on Christ, grace, purity, humility.
Wonderful. Thank you for sharing your experience. I think we have some things in common. It is great to be chosen to love. 😃
Thank you and God Bless you Francis Philip
BE NOT AFRAID. KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST.
What a riveting message. This possibly means that we will receive more and more troubling news, to the point of being scared and distracted. And the remedy is BE NOT AFRAID. KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST.
Grace, Purity, Humility… I was thinking, oh dear, I need to work more on my humility, and it’s like an uphill battle for me.
But then, like a flash, it came to me – Mother will give us the Grace to be Pure and Humble. I only need to ask.
Gosh, Susan, God bless you for bringing us this Light today. It’s very timely.
I struggle too. We have to do what Peter couldn’t, keep our eyes on Christ the whole time. The scan of the headlines today is not good. But God is good always.
Thank you for sharing your soul with everyone. It helps to give peace and encouragement. We need to hear those words often- be not afraid.
The picture you placed on the top is very special to me. I had seen that particular image of the Blessed Mother in my “imagination” one day She looked just like that, and she was walking towards me from the left to the right coming to me. I thought how lovely she looked, beautiful. Later on I was looking for a picture of Our Lady on the internet to “paste” onto something that I was doing. I saw that picture and it took my breath away. I recognized that face, sweet and beautiful. I printed it out and made a stitched out picture of her. There is more to that story, I am grateful that you used it today. in Christ, Tanya
Thank you Tanya. We all need hope and to give it to one another. I would love to hear the rest of your story someday. God Bless.
Greetings from Slovenia, I would ask you for prayers for me and my wife because we want a child for long time. Thank you
I will pray for you and your wife. God Bless you.
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The phrase, or rather, title: “Keeper of the Storm” resonated strongly within me. For years, I have had one constant prayer: please, Lord, help us prepare for the coming storm.” The world, for decades now, has been built on a house of cards: lies, deceit, greed. And now we brace ourselves for the inevitable storm, one of our making. Keeper of the Storm, help us and heed our prayers.
Yes the Keeper of the Storm has control. We must keep our eyes on Him, Christ, he will give us calm in the storm.
I went to the place where Veronica used to have people meet it was dead of winter at night very cold with a full moon I brought a camera .. poloroid camera took a photo of the statue there in the dark and when I looked at the picture there were Music notes like in bright like made of light against a dark background!! I kept the photos till I had to move out of my apt but wish I had them now they were miraculous!!
I would have loved to see those pictures! I think there are miracles all around, if we can just open our eyes.
I just read this today, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, and it touched me greatly! We need more messages like this to gird us up for what is to come (on top of what has already — and is — happening around us). Praise be to Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most Holy Mother! Thank you for sharing this!
Things happen beyond the realm of human understanding! “For those who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe in God, no explanation is possible.”
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My second of three dreams 1994 or 1995
It started the same way as the first dream. I came home from work tired, lay down on my bed to rest for a little while and went right to sleep. This is what I dreamed:
I saw a picture of Jesus just as He looks on the cover of “I am your Jesus of Mercy” book, accept it was in black and white, as if it was carved out of ice or glass. I felt great peace and love. Then I looked up and I saw a picture of a face that looked very mad, like your father’s face looks when you did something wrong and he is scolding you. It was very disturbing. I said, “What is that?”, and I heard a very kind and gentle voice say, “That is Jesus”. I said “No, no, this is Jesus; this is Jesus, refereeing to the picture of “I am Your Jesus of Mercy”. The kind and gentle voice said, “That is Jesus of Mercy and that is Jesus of Justice”, and I woke up. I went and told my wife the dream.
I tried to paste the pictures
Jesus of Mercy Jesus of Justice
Then some days later we were watching a tape showing the inside of the church at the shrine in Washington DC, when they showed an icon of Jesus and under it was written Jesus of Judgment, I said that is the picture I saw in my dream as Jesus of Justice. Above is a copy of an icon picture that looks similar to the Jesus of Justice and a copy of I am Your Jesus of Mercy that is on the book “Jesus of Mercy”.
First, all I could discern from the dream was that there is a Jesus of Mercy and a Jesus of Justice. That the Jesus of Mercy gave me a great feeling of peace and Love. While Jesus of Justice made me feel very nervous and some what scared.
So I researched on Jesus of Mercy and Jesus of Justice. Below is what I found.
From the “Diary Divine Mercy in My Soul”, Saint Sister M. Faustina Kowalska.
Page 19 -36 (14) Once I was summoned to the judgment [seat] of God. I stood alone before the Lord. Jesus appeared such as we know Him during His Passion. After a moment, His wounds disappeared except for five, those in His hands, His feet and His side. Suddenly I saw the complete condition of my soul as God sees it. I could clearly see all that is displeasing to God. I did not know that even the smallest transgressions will have to be accounted for. What a moment! Who can describe it? To stand before the Thrice-Holy God! Jesus asked me, Who are you? I answered , “I am Your servant, Lord.” You are guilty of one day of fire in purgatory. I wanted to throw myself immediately into the flames of purgatory, but Jesus stopped me and said, Which do you prefer, suffer now for one day in purgatory or for a short while on earth? I replied, “Jesus, I want to suffer in purgatory, and I want to suffer also the greatest pains on earth, even if it were until the end of the world.” Jesus said, One [of the two] is enough; you will go back to earth, and there you will suffer much, but not for long; you will accomplish My will and My desires, and a faithful servant of Mine will help you to do this. Now, rest your head on
My bosom, on My heart, and draw from it strength and power for these sufferings, because you will find neither relief nor help nor comfort anywhere else. Know that you will have much, much to suffer, but don’t let this frighten you; I am with you.
Sister Faustina suffered much and died at the age of 33. The same as our Lord.
You will prepare the world for My final coming. (Diary 429)
Speak to the world about My mercy … It is a sign for the end times. After it will come the Day of Justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of My mercy. (Diary 848)
Tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. (Diary 965).
I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of sinners. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation. (Diary 1160)
Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy. (Diary 1588)
He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice. (Diary 1146).
In addition to these words of Our Lord Sr. Faustina gives us the Words of the Mother of Mercy, the Blessed Virgin,
You have to speak to the world about His great mercy and prepare the world for the Second Coming of Him who will come, not as a merciful Savior, but as a just Judge. Oh how terrible is that day! Determined is the day of justice, the day of divine wrath. The angels tremble before it. Speak to souls about this great mercy while it is still the time for granting mercy. (Diary 635).
During the course of Jesus’ revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. The liturgical texts of that day, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, concern the institution of the Sacrament of Penance, the Tribunal of the Divine Mercy, and are thus already suited to the request of Our Lord. This Feast, which had already been granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated within Vatican City, was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on 30 April 2000. In a decree dated 23 May 2000, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments stated that “throughout the world the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence, the difficulties and trials that mankind will experience in the years to come.” These papal acts represent the highest endorsement that the Church can give to a private revelation, an act of papal infallibility proclaiming the certain sanctity of the mystic, and the granting of a universal feast, as requested by Our Lord to St. Faustina.
Concerning the Feast of Mercy Jesus said:
Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary 300)
I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. (Diary 341)
This Feast emerged from the very depths of My mercy, and it is confirmed in the vast depths of my tender mercies. (Diary 420)
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.* [our emphasis] On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary 699)
Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to absolve yourself from it. (Diary 742)
For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy: the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer on word, then pray that too is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy. And when the Last Day comes, we shall be judged from this, and on this basis we shall receive the eternal verdict. (1158)
I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. (Diary 1109)
As you can see the Lord’s desire for the Feast includes the solemn, public veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy by the Church, as well as personal acts of veneration and mercy. The great promise for the individual soul is that a devotional act of sacramental penance and Communion will obtain for that soul the plenitude of the divine mercy on the Feast.
*The Cardinal of Krakow, Cardinal Macharski, whose diocese is the center of the spread of the devotion and the sponsor of the Cause of Sr. Faustina, has written that we should use Lent as preparation for the Feast and confess even before Holy Week! So, it is clear that the confessional requirement does not have to be met on the Feast itself. That would be an impossible burden for the clergy if it did. The Communion requirement is easily met that day, however, since it is a day of obligation, being Sunday. We would only need confession again, if received earlier in Lenten or Easter Season, if we were in the state of mortal sin on the Feast.
Death and Dying
In spite of the noise [the gardeners] were making, I heard these words in my soul: “Pray for me!” But as I could not understand these words very well, I moved a few steps away from the wards, trying to think who it could be who was asking me to pray. Then I heard the words: “I am Sister…” This sister was in Warsaw while I was, at the time, in Vilnius. “Pray for me until I tell you to stop. I am dying.” Immediately, I began to pray fervently for her [addressing myself] to the expiring Heart of Jesus. She gave me no respite , and I kept praying from three until five. At five I heard the words, “Thank you!” and I understood that she had died. …..In the afternoon [the following day] a postcard came saying that Sister… had died at such and such a time. I understood that it was at the same hour when she had said to me, “Pray for me.” (315)
In a private room next to mine there was a Jewish woman who was seriously ill. I went to see her three days ago and she was deeply pained at the thought that she would soon die without having her soul cleansed by the grace of Baptism. …I felt inspired to pray before the image which Jesus had instructed me to have painted. I said, “Lord, You Yourself told me that You would grant many graces through this image. I ask You then for the grace of Holy Baptism for this Jewish lady. .”…
..The moment came when the sick woman began to lose consciousness, and as a result, in order to save her, they…went off…to find help. And so the patient was left alone, and Sister baptized her, and before they had all rushed back, her soul was beautiful, adorned with God’s grace. Her final agony began immediately, but it did not last long. It was as if fell asleep. All of a sudden, I saw her soul ascending to heaven in wondrous beauty. Oh how beautiful is a soul with sanctifying grace! Joy flooded my heart that before this image I had received so great grace for this soul. (916)
January 28, 1938. Today the Lord said to me, My daughter, write down these words: All those souls who will glorify My mercy and spread its worship, encouraging others to trust in My mercy, will not experience terror at the hour of death. My mercy will shield them in that final battle…(1540)
Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Savior. (1541)
When I entered the chapel for a moment, the Lord said to me, My daughter, help Me to save a certain dying sinner. Say the chaplet that I have taught you for him. When I began to say the chaplet, I saw the man dying in the midst of terrible torment and struggle. His Guardian Angel was defending him, but he was, as it were, powerless against the enormity of the soul’s misery. A multitude of devils was waiting for the soul. But while I was saying the chaplet, I saw Jesus just as He is depicted in the image. The rays which issued from Jesus’ Heart enveloped the sick man, and the powers of darkness fled in panic. The sick man peacefully breathed his last. When I came to myself, I understood how very important the chaplet was for the dying. It appeases the anger of God. (1565)
I often communicate with persons who are dying and obtain the divine mercy for them. Oh, how great is the goodness of God, greater than we can understand. There are moments and there are mysteries of the divine mercy over which the heavens are astounded. Let our judgment of souls cease, for God’s mercy upon them is extraordinary. (1684)
I often attend upon the dying and through entreaties obtain for them trust in God’s mercy, and I implore God for an abundance of divine grace , which is always victorious. God’s mercy sometimes touches the sinner at the last moment in a wondrous and mysterious way. Outwardly, it seems as if everything were lost, but it is not so. The soul, illumined by a ray of God’s powerful final grace, turns to God in the last moment with such a power of love that, in an instant, it receives from God forgiveness of sin and punishment , while outwardly it shows no sign either of repentance or of contrition, because souls [at that stage] no longer react to external things. Oh, how beyond comprehension is God’s mercy! But- horror -there are also souls who voluntarily and consciously reject and scorn this grace! Although a soul is at the point of death, the merciful God gives the soul that interior vivid moment, so that if the soul is willing, it has the possibility of returning to God. But sometimes, the obduracy in souls is so great that consciously they choose hell; they make useless all the prayers that other souls offer to God for them and even the efforts of God Himself..(1698)
Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least. Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moment depends on your prayer. You know the whole abyss of My mercy, so draw upon it for yourself and especially for poor sinners. Sooner would heaven and earth turn into nothingness than would My mercy not embrace a trusting soul. (1777)
Today, the Lord came to me and said, “My daughter, help Me to save souls. You will go to a dying sinner, and you will continue to recite the chaplet, and in this way you will obtain for him trust in My mercy, for he is already in despair.” Suddenly, I found myself in a strange cottage where an elderly man was dying amidst great torments. All about the bed was a multitude of demons and the family, who were crying. When I began to pray, the spirits of darkness fled, with hissing and threats directed at me. The soul became calm and, filled with trust, rested in the Lord. At the same moment, I found myself again in my own room. How this happens…I do not know. (1798)
So far I have learn that if we do not accept Jesus Mercy, we will then have to go through His Justice. Far sure it is easier to accept His Mercy than to receive His Justice.
Now I do believe that there is Mercy in His Justice. That is by His Justice He will do all He can to save your soul. By His Justice He is trying to get you to cry out for His Mercy. Again it is up to you.
KNOW THAT THERE ARE ONLY TWO PATHS TO HEAVEN ONE IS THROUGH SUFFERING AND THE OTHER IS THROUGH SERVICE.
BOTH MUST BE DONE IN LOVE, OBEDANCE AND PERSERVERANCE.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU
PLEASE PRAY FOR ME
Thank you Charles. The Divine Mercy is powerful.
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