Lenten Whispers

You who eat to gladden your gut,
You who indulge to comfort the flesh,
Come to a true banquet!

Rejoice your spirit,
Give joy to your soul.
Fatten your prayer on faith.

Let words ravish the Heart of God.
Even words unspoken, but burning in your heart,
Call angels to your side.

Quiet the world, by stepping apart,
Still your flesh in earnest fast,
Widen the breath of your praise.

The majesty of God inclines to your lips,
For it is He, Who has promised.
Whisper and He smiles.

Copyright Joann Nelander © 2011 All rights reserved.

Cleaning Up Your Act

I can only clean up your dirt,
If you give it to me.
Is it pride that stands in your way?
Think, then, of the filth in which you wallow.

Being prostrate in repentance,
Is in reality a rising,
A lifting of your head,
A step up, my man!

Really now, how proud can a man be,
Who is chained to their sin,
A slave in bondage to habit,
Following the crowd?

Mire and muck,
What trappings are these,
But for a prince of fools?
Fall on your knees to stand up!

Copyright Joann Nelander © 2011  All rights reserved

Prayer to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

 
 

Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us, so that you may spread the refreshing and purifying balm of reparation that will appease my anger.

 
 
 
 
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The Eucharistic Reign of the Child Jesus

The Eucharistic Reign of the Child Jesus

As Shared by Our Lady of Emmitsburg with mystic Gianna Sullivan (1989-2003)

THE EUCHARISTIC REIGN OF THE CHILD JESUS
As shared by Our Lady of Emmitsburg with mystic Gianna Sullivan (1989-2003)

I have been blessed to see and speak with Our Lady almost daily since Dec. 19, 1989, first as Our Lady of Joy in Scottsdale, AZ;  and since Nov. 1993, as Our Lady of Emmitsburg (in Emmitsburg, MD, USA), the place about which she first said:

“This place is the haven of Life because it is the Center of my Immaculate Heart where all children seek refuge.  It will withstand the attacks from evil because I am here with my Child Jesus.”(Mar. 9, ’95).  “In fact, there is no place in the world that has had the power behind this name, the Center of my Immaculate Heart…You cannot go before God unless you become like a child.  Only those who are like a child shall enter the Kingdom.  So, my Little Child is inviting all people, regardless of age, to return to Him, to be with Him and to seek Him as refuge.”(June 8, 2002).

“This refuge of my Immaculate Heart is for all people, but the Center of my Immaculate Heart can only be a place where the community reflects the purity, joy, love and mercy of Jesus.”  (Apr. 6, 2000).  “Thank God above, little children, for His great love for you and for picking this most beautiful, humble place as the Center of my Immaculate Heart, from where the unveiling of my Son’s Divine Mercy will commence.” (Apr. 27, 2000).  This holy place in Emmitsburg will be a living realization of the Gospel.  My Immaculate Heart and the Eucharistic Heart of my Son are inseparably united in the plan of salvation.”  (May 11, 2000).

Our Lady has also spoken about the connection between the Child Jesus and the Crucified Savior:

“It was my Son the Child Jesus who came forth into this world representing the Truth about Life……..The Child Jesus first renewed the world in the hope of God’s Truth with the invitation for all people to live in purity and innocence without self-seeking ways or the ways of malice, hatred and violence.  Then through His submission to the Will of the Father, the Crucified Savior became your redemption from death.  Through Him alone can you have eternal life.”  (Sept. 14, 2002).

Our Lady has further shared that,

“Your salvation was not the result of only that one action of my Son giving up Himself in His Body and blood for you.  If you recall, in the beginning in the Holy Trinity was the Word; and the Word became Flesh.  As the Word became Flesh within my womb (through the power of the Holy Spirit), that very act was the beginning of my Son’s salvific action for you………..As He was born, He shed His Blood, the first Blood of salvation for all of humanity……… Then in His Life, He was persecuted, blasphemed, mocked and spit upon.  When He finally did give Himself entirely on the Cross, that action ended the beginning of what so many people thought would corrupt the world and turn everyone away.”  (Aug. 25, 2003).

“The world is quite mistaken when it believes that the redemption is limited to only what Christ suffered and in His Death.  It is also just as important  what my Son your Savior suffered in His Birth as a Child, in His first shedding of Blood at His Circumcision, in His tears, in His poverty, in His humility, and in His self-mortification, in His patience, in His obedience, and in His dependency and His innocence.”  (Aug. 16, 2003). ” My Son was dependent on the Father, and  He was innocent.  These are the two key virtues of the Eucharistic Reign.” (Aug. 25, 2003).

One of the first times Our Lady of Emmitsburg  started pointing toward the “coming” of Jesus was in 1996:

“I desire you to have the anticipation of Jesus’ coming with hope and joy……….Have hope in Jesus and rejoice, for He is coming to rescue you from the snares of the evil one, and His Mercy is endless”  (December, 19, 1996).

She clearly differentiated this second coming from His Final Judgment when she said:

“It is the unveiling of God’s Mercy which will lift this world out of its misery.  Jesus will come a second time and reign.  He is coming and it will be the return of Jesus as a Child to enlighten the minds and hearts of all people, of all faiths, of all nations, and of every race……….His Kingdom shall be an era of peace……….My Son will unveil His Mercy to the world, but He will not walk on the world as you know it……..It will not be His Final Judgment and Coming, for this next era will be the Covenant of Our Two Hearts, a spiritual Eucharistic Reign where the Child Jesus will usher in a Kingdom of Peace.” (March 2, 2000.)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1325) states that “the Eucharist is the efficacious sign and the sublime cause of that communion in the Divine Life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being.”  Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “communion” as the act of intimately sharing one’s thoughts and emotions with another.  For most human beings, the Eucharist is a communion experienced through the “eyes of faith” and not through the other senses.  However, there are many  accounts in the Lives of the Saints, most notably St. Padre Pio in modern times, when God has lifted the veil which hides Himself  in this Blessed Sacrament and has offered an “enhanced” communion in His Divine Life.  Moreover, there are accounts of others, such as St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) who, after the Consecration, saw the Sacred Host transform itself into the Child Jesus.  St. Lawrence of Brindisi (d. 1619) also, just after the Consecration, saw the Savior Himself visibly in the Sacred Host in the form of a Little Child who caressed Lawrence and smiled on him lovingly.  St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), was also privileged one Christmas Day during Mass to see the Infant Jesus emerge from the Host.
If God in the past has chosen to “enhance” His communion with a few of his faithful in the Holy Eucharist, could He not also, if He so chose, do the same with any or all in the state of grace in the whole world?  And furthermore, could this also not be just as likely in the form of the Child Jesus (as He has previously done) as well as it could be the Sacred Heart of Jesus?  Sister Lucia, too, at Fatima, Portugal, in the sky saw the Child Jesus (Oct. 13, 1917); and again at Pontevedra, Spain, (Dec. 10, 1925), she saw the Child Jesus with Our Lady, as have many other saints throughout history.  Are these mystical events not also a “return” of Our Lord in a form other than in His Glorified Body as the Just Judge at the Final Judgment?  In each case, it seems obvious that at God’s discretion He can choose to “enhance” this communion with any or all of His children.
In March 2001, Our Lady told me again that,
“The Eucharistic Reign involves the Child Jesus.  The virtues of the Child, namely His purity, meekness, gentleness of heart, honesty, dependency on God and His innocence will have a profound life changing effect on all people who receive Jesus with filial confidence and trust.  These virtues will manifest themselves in an over-whelming and exhilarating way to all those who receive Jesus and choose to live in His Divine Will, following the gift of the warning or the illumination of their own souls, which will provide them an instantaneous knowledge and freedom in Our Lord’s Divine Will.  During this Eucharistic Reign, anyone who approaches Jesus with trust will receive Him and be suspended in an ecstatic joy until the next time they receive Him in the Eucharist.” (Mar. 13 & 18, 2001).  (This is not unlike the relationship St. Faustina Kowalska described in her diary with Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist.)
This built upon what Our Lady had previously said in March, 2000:
“There will be a time of peace and no disease, a time and place where every human being will live in unity and come to know the Truth of Jesus through His Eucharistic Reign. Every human being will understand and embrace Mercy and will know the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist……….All will want only to live in the Peace and Truth of God’s Love.” (Mar. 9, 2000).
Our Lady further explained:
“The more selfless you become, the more I can allow my presence to guide you and the more my Son in His Most Sacred Heart can literally dwell in you, not only for the short time after you receive Him in the Holy Eucharist,  but at every moment that you can dwell in the Truth of His Divine Will; and the Eucharist can sustain you from one reception to the next.” (June 8, 2002).
Moreover, Our Lady told me that,
“God will also in some way offer His merciful assistance to invite all people, those for whom there are obstacles to them receiving the sacramental Eucharist as well as those who have strayed away, to come back to His Most Sacred Heart, which can only be tapped into by living in His Divine Will through the virtues of the Child Jesus.”  (Mar. 18, 2001).
In summary, Our Lady has shared that,
“You cannot grow without growing through childhood.  You cannot look at my Son in the Most Blessed Sacrament without first going through the Hidden Life of His childhood ways……..to fully understand the total redemption of His one act as your true Salvific Savior.”  (August 16, 2003).  “This is why I am gathering my children and have asked you to listen to my Words from Heaven.  My Immaculate Heart will triumph with my Son, and I desire you to be strong at the hour of His Coming.  The world will be purged of its evil, for my Son’s Mercy will restore your souls to grace through the great trial which has been foretold and which will lift this world out of its misery.” (Mar. 2, 2000).
“I have told you that this is my Son, the Child Jesus, who will return again, not in a corporeal body to walk the earth, and not as the Glorified Just Judge as He will come at the end of time, but as a Child of Hope to usher in an era of peace as God’s Mercy is unveiled.  This has been foretold for many centuries and is not a new theology which many seem to believe.
It is my Son, the Child Jesus, who requested the consecration to God the Father through my Immaculate Heart.  It was the Child Jesus who later encouraged my little daughter Lucia from Fatima to spread the First Saturday Devotions in reparation for sins against my Immaculate Heart.  It is the Child Jesus who gives joy in life and represents the way of purity, simplicity and littleness, in order to confound both the proud and the works of the evil one……… The Return of Jesus as a Child through my Immaculate Heart will provide a refuge where you will be safe from harm, and He will give you hope to live Life in the fullness of His Joy.” (June 29, 2000).

Compiled by:  Michael T. Sullivan, MD
Read and approved for distribution by:
Fr. Jacques Daley, OSB, STL, STD, Gianna’s Spiritual Director
Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. , Gianna’s Spiritual Advisor
Fr. Joseph McCloskey, SJ, Gianna’s Spiritual Advisor
Fr. Oliver Mohan, OMI, Gianna’s Spiritual Advisor
Fr. Edward O’Connor, C.S.C., Gianna’s Spiritual Advisor
Fr. John Wang, Ph.D, JUD, Gianna’s Spiritual Advisor