The Luminous Mysteries Rosary

16/09/2016
Themes: praying, Rosary
Charles Pritchard

Opening Reading

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up.” (Isaiah 61:1)

Opening Prayer ... Apostles Creed … Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat three times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Baptism of the Lord

Meditation

“And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying: There cometh after me one mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I have baptised you with water; but he shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit. And it came to pass, in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptised by John in the Jordan. And forthwith coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit as a dove descending, and remaining on him. And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert. And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was tempted by Satan; and he was with beasts, and the angels ministered to him.” (Mark 1:6–13)

“I knew and saw all of these pains in front of me when I was at the Mount of Olives for forty days and forty nights. The evil came to tempt me, with so much to offer me, so as to not save you. But I rebuked him and I went ahead with my pains, sufferings and crucifixion.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [1], 2014)

“In combating the enemy, the adversary, only prayers can save and help my hand to be up high. It is very difficult to keep up my hand. Only if my children repent and amend their sins, then I can help my people. Yes, I love my children unconditionally but how much love, repentance and remorse do my children show in their hearts in compassion towards my pain? Only prayers, Rosaries and fasting can conquer these pains and warfare between my children and the enemy.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [2], 2011)

“And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world” (Matthew 28:18−20)

“Jesus answered: Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5)

“But Peter said to them: Do penance [3], and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins: and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:28)

“God asked that each one be baptised in his name, the name of Jesus. This is to say the person is God’s, this person is to spend eternity in God’s love. This Sacrament is to claim what God created as his own, his child. This Sacrament places a barrier between evil and this child of God. This Sacrament is saying, I give this child to God who in his mercy gave him to me. This Sacrament is a reaffirming of the bond between parents and their Father in heaven. This Sacrament is a strengthening of God’s love within this family. This Sacrament is the first moment of a life commitment to God.” (Jesus Christ to Alan Ames [4], 1995)

Commentary

Our Lord Jesus Christ is asking us to baptise children soon after birth [5], while new converts need the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) and Baptism for a strengthening of God’s Spirit in them and a stronger fortification against evil. Notice that directly after Jesus was baptised, the Holy Spirit led him into the desert to fast and make sacrifice for us, for our salvation. Our Lord Jesus Christ is also calling us to make fasting and praying a way of life, for the salvation of souls, as he and many of his saints did during the course of their lives. Fasting strengthens our prayers and helps us to grow stronger spiritually, allowing us to let go of the desires of the flesh and live in the Spirit, opening the path for a greater love of God and neighbour [6].

Suggested prayer for the living

My loving Holy Trinity, pour out your Spirit in your faithful servants so that we can help bring many souls to conversions, to go to Confession and be baptised with water in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Arm us with the sword of the Spirit, the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of justice, the shield of faith, the belt of truth and the sandals of the gospel of peace, so that we can withstand the deceits of the devil, for it is not against flesh and blood that we are fighting but against evil spirits in high places who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls.

My loving Lord Jesus, cover us with your Precious Blood and give us the strength to make sacrifices of love, prayer and fasting to alleviate your suffering and bring more souls to salvation.

My loving Holy Spirit, come and infill us and surround us like a cloak so that we can deflect all the fiery arrows of the evil one, stand strong in your love and be obedient to your call. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving Triune God, have mercy on the souls in purgatory and release those souls in await into your heavenly kingdom so they, too can fully enlivened by your Spirit in full vision of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Have mercy on them. Amen

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Wedding at Cana

Meditation

“And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there. And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage. And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no wine. And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? My hour is not yet come. His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye. Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures apiece. Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now, and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it. And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine, and knew not whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water; the chief steward calleth the bridegroom, and saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee; and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.” (John 2:1–11)

Commentary

The wedding feast of Cana is the first Biblical account of Mother Mary’s powerful intercession on our account. Here, despite Jesus’ assertion that it was not the time yet for miracles, he conceded to her request. In eternity, Mother Mary is constantly interceding to our recrucified Jesus [7] at the foot of his cross for us. Jesus referred to his Mother as “woman” to tie up the Old and New Testament prophesies on Mother Mary, as outlined in the Glorious Mysteries of this Rosary Booklet. It’s worthwhile to note that drinking wine is not a sin, however getting drunk on it is, as our spiritual guard drops, gives evil the upper hand on us and we become more susceptible to sinning [8].

Suggested prayer for the living

Thank you, my Blessed Mother Mary, for praying for us sinners and for all of the miracles that you have asked your Son Jesus to concede to us throughout the ages. Thank you for hearing my petitions in this Rosary and presenting them to your Divine Son. Thank you for your motherly love for each one of us, without exception. All honour, power and glory to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving Lord Jesus Christ, I ask you to hear the call of your Blessed Mother, to free the souls in purgatory that her Immaculate Heart so desires, so that they, too can celebrate with you at your heavenly banquet. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

Meditation

“And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying: The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.” (Mark 1:14–15)

“And he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead, the third day: And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:46−47)

“And when Jesus had heard that John was delivered up, he retired into Galilee: And leaving the city Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capharnaum on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim; That it might be fulfilled which was said by Isaias the prophet: Land of Zabulon and land of Nephthalim, the way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance [9], for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:12−17)

“My ocean of love, my mercy, is endless for each one of you, my children: never ceasing, never ending. My love for you all, my children, is countless. Remember my children: I, your Jesus Christ, I am your light, the light of the world. Follow me, my footprints, in my light. I will give you rest for all eternity. You will never be lost. Amen.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [10], 2017)

“My dear children, I took up my cross with love for each one of you. Oh, my children, I did not promise paradise in this world. I did promise my kingdom of heaven for each one of you but you, my children, if you go through the narrow gate on this earth, it is easy to enter the wide gate in heaven. My dear children, I, your Jesus Christ, I carry the cross for you, but you my children, you do not see it. I carried it to alleviate your burdens, but you my children, you do not surrender all of your worries and concerns to me. You sometimes carry burdens that do not belong to you – anger, hatred, unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment – for years, and as you come to eternal life, you still bring them with you. I, your Jesus Christ, I set all the example in this world. I was born in a manger instead of richness, I was placed with a crown of thorns instead of a crown of jewels. I carried a cross that was not mine, but I carried it for the love of you. I forgave my enemies upon the cross but you, my children, do you forgive your enemies as per the example I set? My dear children, come to my Holy Mass regularly, come to Confession with a contrite heart, repent of your errors, faults, sins before it is too late. Tomorrow belongs to me. It might be too late. Receive my Precious Body worthy of me. Don’t hurt me anymore with your horrendous sins, unconfessed sins. Oh, I am standing with my son priest in Confession to absolve you from all of your sins. Do not be afraid to confess if you have not been to Confession for many years. I am not there to judge you but to absolve you from all of your sins. This is the most beautiful present you can give me, your Jesus Christ. Leave all the unforgiveness, hatred and resentment behind you. I, your Jesus Christ, I am waiting for you with my open arms to receive you in my heart. Oh my dear children, pray for this chaotic world, for unity in families, for broken marriages, for all of my children’s addictions, for my holy Church, for my holy pope, for my son priests. I, your Jesus Christ, I am waiting for the change of your hardened hearts. Love you enemies, your neighbours. Love your God, your Lord Jesus Christ with all of your hearts. My dear children, my love for you has no measurements, is round like a ring, it has no end. I bless you, I give you my peace, the peace of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [11], 2017)

“My children find it difficult to forgive and to love one another, especially in their own families. If my children believed in my Son’s teachings about hell and purgatory, this would be a different world... my Son left in this world all the teachings, prophets, Bible, apostles, messengers and visionaries for my children to see and repent but they care only about material things – their souls are not important. They think and say that hell doesn’t exist. Oh, when my people complain and say that hell is already in this world, how painful it is for me and my Son to hear all of this. It is a very painful heartache to watch and see this kind of blasphemy and ignorance in my children. My daughter, my Son’s pains are very painful for me to witness.” (Mother Mary to Fernanda de Sequeira [12], 2011)

“I was very joyous, so was my Blessed Mother, to consecrate this home to my Sacred Heart and my Mother’s Immaculate Heart. When a Mass is celebrated at any house, I will concede many graces and blessings to this family, especially the Enthronement − it is very powerful in my children’s homes. Tell my children they must celebrate Holy Mass at their homes and consecrate them to my Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. My children, they are ignorant of these special celebrations.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [13], 2017)

“Oh, my people sometimes are dried up because of a lack of knowledge, not knowing the roots of my Son Jesus’ teachings. Oh, their hearts are so dry. They need to be infilled with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes their hearts want to know more profoundly about my Son Jesus’ love and they hunger for the word of the living God, the Holy Bible. Yes, my Son Jesus Christ, he is the true light of the world, he is the founder of the Catholic Church, as he entrusted the Peter [Cephas], the Rock, as he said, “Peter on this Rock you will build my Church.” But my people, they turn to the other page in my Son Jesus’ living holy word. They are building more and more churches on different pillars, different cornerstones.” (Father God to Fernanda de Sequeira [14], 2017)

Commentary

Our Lord Jesus Christ came to this earth to show us how to live and left his Church behind to guide us and to administer his Sacraments for our spiritual growth and to strengthen in his love. These include Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance (Confession), the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony [15]. Life is all about loving God and neighbour sacrificially, always keeping our hearts and minds focused on our Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour, our healer, and living his way, as outlined in his Holy Bible. Living an obedient, humble and prayerful life, in communion with the saints in heaven and taking example from their lives, brings and immensity of graces to ourselves, our loved ones, families and future generations.

If we literally live the Our Father prayer, “Thy kingdom” will come into our hearts, homes and the world. We ask our Father to “give us this day our daily bread”, which is the Body and Blood of Christ, his Holy Eucharist, which many of us have the privilege of receiving daily in Masses throughout the world. However, very few take up the offer, barely making it to Mass on a Sunday, the Lord’s Day, as he instructs. Many don’t understand that when they ask our Father to “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”, they are asking God, “If I don’t forgive, don’t forgive me,” confirming Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:15, “If you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive you your offences.” The first step in deliverance of evil is to forgive those who hurt us. However, many hold onto their resentments towards others, asking Our Father to “deliver us from evil” and then wonder why, despite repenting of their other sins, they don’t find Christ’s peace in their hearts. Prayer from the heart includes focusing on and making an effort to understand and live the words we are saying when we pray the rich set of traditional prayers of the Catholic Church, which were divinely revealed through the centuries and are deeply embedded in Scriptures.

Suggested prayer for the living

My loving Triune God, help me and all of your people to read your Holy Bible with our hearts to get a better understanding of your way, truth and life. I pray for all the non-believers and those who have gone astray, who do not know you or ignore your call. Help us to get to know you, to trust in you, to love you and to obey all of your teachings. Give us the grace to pray the Rosary daily, to regularly go to Confession with contrite hearts and to make reparation for our sins so we can receive Jesus’ Precious Body and Blood worthily in Holy Mass. Help us to proclaim your word, to carry our crosses with humility and sacrificial, unconditional love, to forgive one another, to do works of mercy and to grow in your love each day. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving Triune God, help your people to understand the importance of offering up prayers, sacrifices and Masses for the souls in purgatory, including those who have hurt us, so that they, too, can be released of their sufferings and enter the kingdom of heaven. Have mercy on those suffering souls in eternity who did not have time to repent and confess their sins on earth. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Transfiguration

Meditation

“And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow. And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him. And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him. And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face, and were very much afraid. And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, arise, and fear not. And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead. And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elias must come first? But he answering, said to them: Elias indeed shall come, and restore all things. But I say to you, that Elias is already come, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they had a mind. So also the Son of man shall suffer from them. Then the disciples understood, that he had spoken to them of John the Baptist.” (Matthew 17:1–13) 

“I decided to go for a walk before my friends woke, but no sooner had I taken a few steps than Peter was beside me. ‘Did I wake you, my friend?’ I asked of him. ‘No, Lord, you did not. I woke as you were stretching, and when I saw you were going for a walk, I thought that I would accompany you, and we might pray together,’ he said. ‘Peter, it is a joy to have you by my side, and it would make me happy to pray with you,’ I replied, and then led Peter in the reciting of some psalms, before we opened our hearts in prayer to my Father in heaven. As I prayed, I felt my Father’s love filling me, and I embraced the Holy Spirit into my heart. United in the Trinity of love, my being resounded with joy. After what seemed an eternity, I finished my prayers and came back to earth, remembering Peter was with me. I turned to Peter who was prostrate on the ground with a look of awe on his face. ‘My friend, are you all right?’ I asked, even though I knew the answer. ‘Lord-Lord-Lord, I-I-I,’ he stuttered, lost for words. ‘Yes, Peter,’ I said, as I reached down to help him to his feet. He looked into my eyes, and shaking a little said, ‘Lord, it was incredible. As you were praying, light started to shine from you, and then I could see through you. As I looked, I saw a white dove in your heart, and an older, kind looking man with his arms around you. All around were angels who sang with beautiful voices, ‘Hosanna in the Highest.’ There was a warm exciting feeling in the air. I can’t describe it. I wasn’t scared, Lord. It is just that I felt so small and I felt so unworthy, as if I shouldn’t be there. As I looked at you, it was as if you, the Dove, and the older man were one, but yet you were not. I was very confused, for then I saw you bleeding from your side, and your blood was like a sea covering all the world. Lord, there were moments I thought I would die, because I started to feel so happy within, a happiness I never thought possible. Lord, it was wonderful, but I don’t know how I will ever describe this.’ ‘You do not have to, Peter. This was for you. There will be many signs to tell people about, but keep this one for yourself and, in times of doubt, in times of trouble, and in times of fear, remember it and it will carry you through these moments,’ I said, gently. ‘But Lord, what did it all mean?’ he asked, with a confused look still on his face. ‘Peter, my friend, what you were seeing was the truth of God, the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Spirit of God. This is the truth of God you will take to the world. This is the only truth... a truth you can never understand, but you have seen the Trinity. Now believe, and take this belief to the world, so that they, too, can live in the truth,’ I said.” (Jesus Christ to Alan Ames [16], 1996)

Commentary

Many saints throughout the ages have had the privilege of seeing our Lord Jesus Christ in visions, dreams and some in apparitions, such as St Faustina. In John 14, our Lord Jesus Christ makes it clear that if we love him, we must obey his commandments, then he will answer all our prayers and he will manifest himself to us [17]. This is a promise of God to all without exception, yet very few wholeheartedly take up the offer − not making an effort to obey all of his commandments, not truly loving him nor desiring to see him on earth. Instead of carrying a lighter cross on earth for the love of Christ, they leave it until eternity where their sufferings are no longer meritorious, where the purification is more difficult and the suffering in yearning to see the face of God is immense. We must make an effort to love God with all our hearts, minds, body, soul and spirits, so we truly can see Christ with the eyes of our hearts and be filled with his light, joy and peace, in his image, as he created us to be.

Suggested prayer for the living

My Lord, my God, the King of Kings, the Alpha and Omega, I await in wondrous anticipation to see you in your full glory and majesty. Help me to accept the things I cannot see, the faith to understand your truth, the grace to do your holy will and the time to fulfil the mission you have planned for me on earth. Lift the scales off my eyes so that I can more clearly see you with the eyes of my heart and grow in your love each and every day. Help me to walk in your light and patiently await my reward in heaven. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving God, the souls in purgatory are aching to see you in your full glory and majesty, shining like the sun. Have mercy on them and release them into your vision in your heavenly kingdom. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Institution of the Eucharist

Meditation

“And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke: and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat. This is my body. And taking the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins. And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.” (Matthew 26:26–29)

“I am the bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven; that if any man eat of it, he may not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. He that eateth this bread, shall live for ever. These things he said, teaching in the synagogue, in Capharnaum.” (John 6:48–59)

“For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 11:26–29)

“Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him hath God, the Father, sealed” ... “And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree: but only the men who have not the sign [seal] of God on their foreheads.” (John 6:27; Revelation 9:4)

“A simple wafer turns into the true living Body and Blood of my Son Jesus Christ. As my Son Jesus’ servants, his shepherds, being chosen by my Son Jesus Christ, during Holy Mass and at the time of Consecration turn this wafer (host) into the reality of the holy sacrifice of the Holy Mass, it becomes so precious, alive, to be my people’s strength, their daily bread, their food to enrich their souls, bodies and spirits, their salvation.” (Father God to Fernanda de Sequeira [18], 2017)

“My dear children, today I endure the crown of thorns on my Sacred Heart – worse pains than the ones on my Sacred Head. My children, do you know why? Because of the sins and sacrileges; blasphemies on my Mother’s virginity, on my Precious Body and Blood; when my children receive me unworthily, and when they use my Precious Body and Blood in the most disgusting ways outside of my church doors!” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [19], 2015)

“My child, I, your Father God, I have chosen you at this moment as my Son Jesus did, for you to relay this message to my son priests and to the highest of my Church… My sons, I, your Father God am very profoundly hurt by what my people are doing to my Son’s Precious Body and Blood. My son priests, convey to your superiors what I am relaying to you. I want my children to receive my Son’s Precious Body in their mouths, not on their hands. I want them to receive my Son with respect, as he deserves, like the beginning of times. I want my holy pope to abolish this receiving of my Son in their hands − it is not acceptable anymore. My people receive my Son’s Body in their hands then, they hide him in the most outrageous places in their bodies. Oh, then they sell him at the church doors for money. My Son was sold 2,000 years ago for money (silver). He endured many pains and suffering. I no longer permit his pains and suffering through this atrocity. The time has come to stop, to abolish this. My Son’s Precious Body is sold for satanic work and used especially with my youth. They use my youth, my innocent children, who are being lured into this evil trap like a fox’s prey. My sons, I, your Father, I am very hurt to see all of this being done to my Only Begotten Son, whom I gave to die to save all of my people. If you had to see my Son’s crown of thorns placed on his loving heart... I also want my children to genuflect when they receive my Son’s Precious Body and Blood [20]... My son priests are the only ones who can consecrate my Son’s Precious Body and Blood, and they are supposed to be the only ones that give his Precious Body and Blood to all of our children. Only on special occasions, like visiting the sick, can lay people give my Son’s Precious Body and Blood. I repeat: my son priests, bishops, cardinals and my son the pope are the only ones with this special blessing on their special day − blessed by my Son, Jesus Christ, whom I gave to the world to save all our children − there are no exceptions, he loves them all equally, and there are no favourites in my Son's merciful heart.” (Father God to Fernanda de Sequeira [21], 2011)

Commentary

The Holy Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus, it is Jesus: we must receive him respectfully and in a state of grace so he can truly abide in us and us in him. We are all to labour to have the Body and Blood of Jesus worthily through regular and contrite Confession, otherwise it hurts Jesus when we receive him and we are spiritually worse off. If not in state of worthiness, it is better not to receive Jesus’s Body, but rather to receive a blessing by crossing your arms on ones chest.

Holy Mass is Jesus’ ongoing sacrifice in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. When we attend Mass, we must in our hearts, offer up prayers and petitions to our Lord Jesus Christ. These are taken by our guardian angels to altar, which when offered up together with Jesus’ sacrifice, is most pleasing to the Father. The graces that come to earth and the souls in purgatory as a result of our Mass offerings are immeasurable. This is why we must not only offer prayers for ourselves, but also for all people, in particular those for whom no one is praying.

The miracle of Consecration is a gift from God that priests receive at their ordination. The Holy Eucharist in Holy Mass is the apex of the Christian life, which is why evil tries so hard to break up God’s Church, to downplay the role of priests and the importance of receiving Jesus worthily and respectfully. In the words of St Padre Pio, “If we only knew how God regards this sacrifice, we would risk our lives to be at a single Mass... It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

Suggested prayer for the living

My loving Jesus Christ, thank you for offering yourself to us as a living sacrifice in atonement for our sins in daily Masses around the world, for giving us your Body and Blood, our daily bread, in Holy Communion.

I pray that your people receive your Precious Body worthily through regular Confession so that you can abide in us and protect us with your seal in the last days. I pray that your Precious Body is handled exclusively by priests only in Holy Mass and received respectfully by all in the mouth and on the knees or genuflecting. Give your followers the graces to stay focused on you during Holy Mass, to sit as close to your tabernacle as possible and to offer meaningful petitions to you at Mass for the salvation of souls of both the living and the dead.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving God the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who offers his Body and Blood in atonement for our sins every second of the day, I offer this petition to you at your Son’s altar at all the Holy Masses around the world today, for the release of souls in purgatory in await for entry into heaven.

Thank you my Father for your Son Jesus, and thank you, my Jesus, for your love, long-suffering and living sacrifice in Masses around the world every second of the day to save us sinners. Have mercy on all the suffering souls in eternity. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ... Hail Holy Queen … Rosary Closing Prayer ...

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[3] Note that St Peter, the first pope, is saying that new converts must do the Sacrament of Penance and be baptised (Penance, Confession or Reconciliation are used interchangeably and mean the same thing). Confession is open to all people and being a Catholic is not a prerequisite to receiving this Sacrament because we do not know the hour or day of our death. For more information see “Priests Must Also Hear Confessions of Non-Catholics Because Jesus Died to Save All of His Children: It will Result in More Conversions” on 21/02/2016 in “Conversations” on www.alpha-omega.org.za. For more information on this powerful healing Sacrament, see “ Setting the Captives Free: Unravelling the Powerful Sacrament of Confession” in “Resources” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[4] See The Way of Life in “Heavenly Words Collection”, Alan Ames, www.alanames.org.

[6] “I say then, walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would. But if you are led by the spirit, you are not under the law” (Galatians 5:16−18). By receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ worthily on a daily basis in Holy Mass, fasting becomes easier as our Lord Jesus Christ gives us our daily bread we require to live. Some saints lived for many years on nothing but the holy Eucharist. If fasting is not possible for medical reasons, then other forms of sacrifice are also acceptable. Any sacrifice for God and neighbour is of great value.

[7] “And are fallen away: to be renewed again to penance, crucifying again to themselves the Son of God, and making him a mockery.” (Hebrews 6:6)

[8] “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury; but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). “Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8).

[9] Jesus is calling us to the Sacrament of Penance (Confession or Reconciliation). St Peter also calls us to do Penance and be baptised in Acts 2:28.

[12] See “Forgiveness in Families and the Reality of Hell” on 20/01/2011 in “Conversations” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[15] See the Catechism of the Catholic Church and “God Explains the Significance of Baptism, Confession, Holy Communion and Confirmation” in “Resources” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[16] See Through the Eyes of Jesus, Alan Ames, vol 2, “Vision of the Holy Trinity” on 5 December 1996.

[17] “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them; he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father: and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21)

[18] See “Enrique Shaw has to Be Canonised as a Saint; Jesus Is the Founder of the Catholic Church, the Key to Life and Marriages” on 03/06/2017 in “Conversations” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[19] See “2015 New Year Message for the World” on 01/01/2015 in “Conversations” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[20] Or ideally, kneel as confirmed in various other messages to Fernanda de Sequeira. For further proof of God’s call on this topic, see “We Must Humbly Implement Father God's Requests at Holy Mass” by Charles Pritchard on 01/08/2016 in “Updates” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.