Deep Lent is a time to join in the Lord's suffering and
revere His Holy Face. It is time for our sacrifice. It is especially
time for deep Adoration.
In 2007, Our Lord and the Blessed Mother
began to speak to the heart of a Benedictine monk at a monastery in Meath Mullingar,
Ireland, a priest who
at the time was greatly in need of their intervention.
so intervention, during Adoration, came.
"Look to My Eucharistic Face and I will strengthen
you in all your sufferings," the Lord told him as he prayed before
the Blessed Sacrament. "You will suffer not as one defeated by the
forces of evil, but as one already united to Me in triumph of My
"My Heart will beat in yours and yours in Mine."
Quite a promise for those who visit the Blessed
Sacrament -- consoling Him, communicating with God in highest Heaven:
that He will communicate back.
This is Lent! And it was during this time of year, on
March 1, 2010, that the Lord explained the value of trials to the Irish
monk. We had two previous reports on this.
for you," the Lord said, "is the humble acceptance of every
limitation, fatigue, humiliation, disappointment, and sorrow. It is
adhesion to all the manifestations of My Will, especially those that
you are incapable of understanding in the present moment.
"Suffering offered in love is precious in My sight.
Accept sufferings that I allow and that I will for you; thus will you
participate in My Passion through patience and accomplish the mission I
have entrusted to you."
Only with the
clarity of God
in prayer, of sacrifice, of Adoration, do we sense what the
mission is and head for it.
"I am about to carry out the plan for the renewal of
My priesthood that for so long I have held in My Heart," the Lord
allegedly told him.
will assemble around My Immaculate Mother, who will instruct them and,
by her powerful intercession, obtain for them all the charisms
necessary to prepare the world -- this sleeping world -- for My return
"The renewal of My priests
will be the beginning of the renewal of My Church, but it must begin as
it did at Pentecost, with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the men
whom I have chosen to be My other selves in the world, to make present
My Sacrifice and to apply My Blood to the souls of poor sinners in need
of forgiveness and healing."
Oh, but if our bishops would spread these words!
Oh, but if our Church would tap into the deep charisms
available to it.
The priest, in that Irish monastery, was "prompted" to write
down what he heard -- words of knowledge and insight and encouragement
meant not only for him but, it seems, for us all.
Might a Church in desperate need -- the Church in North
America, as well as Western Europe -- not accept such writings as a
guidepost out of the current crisis?
"You console My Eucharistic Heart by giving Me signs
of your friendship," the Lord presumably said, in locution, in
whispers, in thoughts beyond normal thought. "Of all these, the one
that most consoles Me is your presence before My Eucharistic Face.
"What I ask of you,
My beloved, and what I am asking of all my priests, is not difficult,
nor is it impossible for the weak, the sick, and those who are
"If you cannot come before My Eucharistic Face, you can
be transported there spiritually by an act of desire coming from the
depths of the soul. Ask Me to transport you before those tabernacles of
the world where I am most forgotten, neglected, and even despised.
"I will transport your souls into My Presence and
receive from your adoration and from your love the consolation that I
await from My friends."
"Adoration will be for them and for you the restoration
of the only right order: the order of Divine Love poured into the
hearts of men by the Holy Spirit Who is Love.