Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Service to God

July 2011 English Monthly Message

On the first of every month, our Lord gives Anne a new message about His call to service.
July 1, 2011
My dear apostles, do you see how I am working through you? Be alert to My presence in your day and, as a grace, I will give you a glimpse of what I am accomplishing. Look for little blessings going out to others. Look for flashes of consolation in suffering or calming of your heart when your heart feels anxious. You see, dear apostles, not only do I move through you to others, but I minister to you in a continuous way so that you are sustained. I want you to be peaceful. I want you to be calm. I want you to understand that if you say no to Me, there are others who will not be comforted and others who will not be blessed and instructed through you. You, My beloved apostles who remain firm in service, act as holy hands and hearts. Your holy hands and your holy hearts are used to gently tap others, into service, into healing and into love for Me and all of the Father’s children on earth. How earnestly I ask the Father for greater blessings for you. How earnestly I prompt you, through the Spirit, to continue on in service. I know that there are times when you need encouragement, so at this time, I will send you evidence of either your progress or of the effect of your willingness to serve on others. Look for this, dear apostles, and then you will know that I am with you and that I am using your presence on earth. When you see this, be at peace. Gird yourself in holiness and prepare for further service, not less service. You are important to Me and I count you as an asset in this time of change.

On Faith and Belief

February 2012 English Monthly Message

On the first of every month, our Lord gives Anne a new message about His call to service.
February 1, 2012
Dear apostles, your faith makes you beautiful.  I am watching you as you receive graces from heaven.  Your heart is transformed, little by little, and your service to Me is purified and becoming more unblemished by self interest.  Your life is changing in many ways.  Perhaps you are leaving one type of service for another or completing a task that has held your attention for a long time.  Perhaps you are laying down a heavy cross of suffering and being released from it so that you can serve more freely in another way.  Perhaps, dear apostle, you are awaiting your next heavenly assignment and you are eager to move on to it.  Or you are simply serving faithfully as best you can in the work that is yours each day.  Regardless, you believe, and you are trying to live that belief.  This makes you beautiful to Me.  Yes, faithfulness to Me consoles the world.  The little pocket of faithfulness you contribute is like a sign that directs the eyes of others to the next life.  Others look at you and understand that not everyone lives for this life.  They understand that even if you are wrong about eternity, hope in eternity exists.  My friends, you do not realize the value of that hope for someone in a moment when all hope seems lost.  Poor humanity.  We must bring hope to the world through our committed service to the Father.  And if you find your hope challenged, then you must explain to Me the source of your pain.  Come to Me in the silence of your heart and I will listen to your grief.  I will console you.  I will show you that the power of heaven can heal the gravest hurts and the cruelest sufferings.  I will restore you.  Please believe Me.  It is in the interest of all of humanity that you possess the hope needed for others.  Yes, you are beautiful to Me, dear apostles.  You are beautiful.

Our Lady Of The Southern Cross, Help Of Christians.

Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christians,

how sweet it is to come to your feet
imploring your perpetual help.
If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, 
how can you, the most loving of all mothers forget me?
Grant then to me, I implore you, 
your perpetual help in all my necessities, 
in every sorrow, and especially in all my temptations.
I ask for your unceasing help for all who are now suffering.
Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners.
Grant through your intercessions many vocations to the religious life. 
Obtain for us, O Mary, Help of Christians,
that having invoked you on earth we may love and eternally thank you in heaven.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Heaven Speaks to Those Who Suffer From Financial Need

"Anne" has received permission from her local ordinary, Bishop Leo O'Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore, Ireland, for the spreading of her messages, and has also submitted all her writings to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

December 17, 2006
I speak today with such love in My heart. There are those among you who suffer from financial need. You do not have enough money to sustain your family. Perhaps you do not have what you need to buy food or to pay for your shelter needs. My friends, you are not forgotten. Heaven will not abandon you. I see your distress and recognize your need. I want to ask you to look at your situation fearlessly. Ask yourself if you are in real danger of going without food. Are you in real danger of losing your place of shelter? Consider these two things as your basic needs. I am asking that you begin to think of your time on earth differently. Consider exactly what your body needs to continue in service to Me. Some of My children on earth have been blessed with great abundance. In some cases this great abundance has created a craving for more that is undermining heaven's goals for the soul. Additionally, this craving for more has become a distraction, diverting some of God's children from the task of growing in holiness.
My beloved ones, if this describes you, if you routinely have enough food to eat and a safe place to rest, yet you continue to worry about money, then you must change your standard immediately. What will you do when it comes time to leave all of this? Will you object when Jesus does not supply you with these extra things in heaven? You may not want to come to heaven because there is no excess of material goods here. This is silly, of course, and I am being playful with you but please try to understand My point. Excessive material goods are a distraction. If you have financial needs that can be rectified by cutting back on your standard of living, do so at once. I will help you and I promise you this today because this is very important for you and for your family. I am asking all to reconsider their needs and use less when possible.
For those who cannot sustain basic food and shelter needs, I have something else to say. You are loved. You should ask Me to send help and I will begin to do so at once. My beloved children, I did not create you to go hungry. I did not create you to sleep in circumstances that prevent safety. I want you to know that during My time on earth, I often experienced hunger. I very often did not have a place to rest My head. Indeed, I was born into poverty and I understand poverty of the physical type. I want you to know something today. Financial poverty, physical need, does not equal spiritual poverty, meaning spiritual need. I am saying that you can be far wealthier than any king or queen, even if you are the poorest of the poor. Perhaps you are hungry more than you are fed. Perhaps you have no home.
My beloved child, you will have a beautiful home here in heaven and in it you will entertain your loved ones with great bounty. You will have enough of everything in heaven and you will be treated as a royal personage by Me, your Jesus. Your time of poverty on earth prepares you for a time of great wealth in heaven. You must accept your circumstances in peace, even while you try to change these circumstances. I will not accept that you did not want to work to support yourself or your family. That is not an acceptable reason to suffer need. I want you to try to sustain yourself and those for whom you are responsible. But if, through no fault of your own you suffer poverty, I assure you today that if you accept this in peace I will reward you beyond your furthest imaginings. In places where people are poor, I am there with My greatest graces. Dear beloved ones, believe Me today when I tell you that people who come to heaven do not regret anything they suffered on earth. Rest in this thought. You will not regret your sufferings. You will only regret the times you failed to love. Ask Me for help and I will help you. Be at peace. You have not been abandoned.

St. Augustine
Dear brothers and sisters, we in heaven remember being on earth. We remember having great wants and suffering from poverty. Some of God's saints were wealthy on earth, of course, but many were not. The time in which you live is a time of great abundance for some. It would make God happy if this abundance were shared so that few experienced hunger that resulted in disease and death. There will always be poor people, it is true, but this fact does not excuse anyone from failing to assist them. If you are wealthy, you may say, "What can I do?" I will answer you today. Give. Give often and give more. Work for others with your power and influence. Spread holy principles of responsible use of material and financial wealth. Also, deprive yourself of something. Sacrifice. Perhaps you are in a situation where you were accustomed to a high standard of living and now you find that you have had to reduce your standard. Praise God for this. Rejoice because in this circumstance you will learn many things. You will learn to trust God. You will learn to have compassion for others. You will learn that not everything has to do with bodily comfort.
In looking back at my time of service on earth, I am aware that the time of greatest growth for me was the time when I suffered. This is basic spirituality of course, in that it is hard to become holy if you never deny yourself. In order to become holy you must take up your cross. This cross can come in many forms and the best response to the cross is always to pick it up and walk with it. Move. Do not lament that the cross has been placed on your doorstep. Accept the cross as coming from heaven and, putting one foot in front of the other, climb the mountain toward Jesus. There are always those who suffer more than you and there will always be those who suffer less. Do not let poverty make you bitter. To do so would be to reject God's generous offer of holiness. During this time, many are suffering from financial difficulties. Is heaven any less present? This is the same as in many periods of history. Be at peace in all circumstances around you and you will find that God gives you what you need to serve Him in each day. If you are hungry, offer this to God, even while asking Him to provide you with more food. God will make you a saint quickly in these circumstances and you will experience spiritual richness. If you have enough and you are not hungry, deny yourself food periodically. Simply do not eat for a day and offer your hunger to God so that He can take your little sacrifice and obtain graces with which to feed others. Heaven will help you to understand God's will in either situation, either poverty or affluence.

St. Augustine
In a world where many have rejected God, it is necessary for many to learn about trust. Reliance on God is something that liberates a person. God can teach this lesson by withdrawing financial security. If you have lost your financial security and you are fearful, talk to God. Tell Him your fears. Tell Him about your obligations, particularly those you find you cannot meet. God will help you. There is no shame in not having enough money. Jesus Himself seldom had money. Did people look down on Him? Yes, they did. Did people have to take care of Him? Yes, they did, and they are being eternally rewarded for doing so. If you find that others have to help you, accept this with grace. Perhaps this is painful for you. Perhaps you find it humiliating. I understand. I am with you in this humiliation.
Humiliation brings humility, though, and while I know the humiliation part is difficult, the humility part is heavenly and makes you open to God's love in a way that delights heaven. If others have to care for you, sharing their food, shelter, time or wealth with you, accept this in peace. You may not have anything with which to reward them but God has all of infinity to bless them for their kindness to you. Indeed, your situation may be the best opportunity these people have to obtain holiness. Here is a snare. Do not become angry at the ones who help you, even if they give with superiority. If your circumstances make them feel superior, then they are in greater trouble than you and they have their own lessons to learn. You must pray for them and concentrate on the lessons God is teaching you today. Accept the help of others as though it were directly from the hand of God. You are in financial trouble. You pray. God sends help. Be grateful to Him and rejoice. Do not criticize the manner in which God sends the help. That is like being on a road walking, certain that you cannot continue as you are too tired. You have miles to go. A car comes along and offers you transport. You get into the car and begin to criticize the color of the seats. Would you not shake your head at this foolishness? Would you laugh at the ridiculousness? Would you feel sad for the one who offered his help, only to be mocked and ridiculed by a mean-spirited one? Be loving. Look with favor on those whom God sends to assist you.

St. Augustine
Dear friends, we in heaven see your needs. We hear your prayers. Come to God with everything. Be at peace in everything. Be like trusting children who know that their father will provide for them when the time is right. You will not regret trusting God. Trusting the Father becomes a habit and it will serve you well in every area of your life. Perhaps you have enough money and you always have had enough money. You, even more than a poverty-stricken one, must learn trust because there is a temptation when you are wealthy to rely on your wealth to protect you. Such folly. Such perilous folly is this. Truly, this is living in a house with no foundation. All may be well when it is sunny but in life storms must be expected as they come with regularity. An abundance of material wealth makes it even more imperative that you learn to rely only on God. Ask me for help with this and I will teach you everything I know about trusting God.
If you fear for the financial protection of your family, ask me to intercede for you. Jesus has the greatest tenderness for the poor because He Himself was poor. Jesus understands that you worry about providing for your children and taking care of each other. Jesus accepts that this desire to provide for your loved ones is a holy inspiration that comes from Him. He will reward this by giving you all possible assistance. Do not think that you are working outside of God's will if you strive to protect your family financially.
Also, do not be afraid that God will punish you if you are wealthy. God Himself has allowed you to be wealthy but God did not allow your wealth simply for your personal comfort. God allowed wealth for you so that you could steward this wealth in such a way that God could assist others through you. You will want to allow God to do this with freedom, which means you need to be praying for God's direction at all times.
Be at peace in all circumstances. God loves His children and you will not be abandoned. We, the saints in heaven, will assist you to find the right answers to all of your financial difficulties. There will come a day when you finish your life and all of these problems will cease. On that day, I, Augustine, will be waiting for you so that I can congratulate you on the holy way in which you faced your financial circumstances.

Blessed Mother
My dear child, I am with you. There is a holy way to conduct your self in your situation. If you pray, you will know which is the holy way that leads to my Son. I will protect you from choosing an unholy way that leads away from my Son. You see, my child, in everything you face there is opportunity for holiness. Heaven can use your day to move our goals forward if you are the poorest of the poor or the richest of the rich. All we need is your "yes" to Jesus. Say yes to my Son. Accept any crosses you have. We will help you to provide for your family. We will help you to have peace in any suffering. You will not be abandoned. I am a mother and I had many worries because of our lack of means. Many people assisted my little family. My gratitude for the generosity of others is still with me and God's gratitude for their generosity is still with them. Do you see? If you help others you will be rewarded for eternity. If you accept the help of others with dignity, you will become holy and set an example of dignified suffering. Beloved ones, I promise you that you will have what you need to become holy. Do not think that heaven abandons you with financial problems. Heaven helps in these matters as much as heaven helps in spiritual matters because we understand that all that happens in your life shapes your spirituality. Walk each day with heaven and you will see our help. I am your mother and I will not abandon you to these troubles. I will give you peace in all of your troubles.

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A Fifth Marian Dogma

n the April 4, 1954 message of the Lady of All Nations (ecclesiastical approval, May 31, 2002,), Our Lady makes a serious comment to theologians by stating, "from the outset the Handmaid of the Lord was chosen to be Co-redemptrix. Tell your theologians that they can find it in all their books!" The Mother then offers further explanation of her roles of Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, establishing the foundation of these roles in her Immaculate Conception. In addition, she challenges theologians: "Theologians, I ask you, do you still have objections to this dogma?… I ask you to work for this dogma… do fight and ask for this dogma: it is the crowning of your Lady!" 
I see the Lady standing with a serious look on Her face. She says to me, "Once more I am here. Listen well: from the outset the Handmaid of the Lord was chosen to be Co-redemptrix. Tell your theologians that they can find it all in their books!"
The Lady pauses briefly, then smiling to Herself, She says, almost in a whisper, "I am not bringing a new doctrine. I am now bringing old ideas."

She waits and then continues,

Because the Lady is Co-redemptrix, She is also Mediatrix and Advocate; not only because She is the Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, but—and mark this well—because She is the Immaculate Conception.
Theologians, I ask you, do you still have objections to this dogma? You can find these words and ideas. I ask you to work for this dogma. No, fear nothing! There will be a clash. The other indeed will attack you; but the simplicity of this dogma lies in these last thoughts which Mary, "the Lady of All Nations," puts before you today. Do fight and ask for this dogma: it is the crowning of your Lady!

The Lady says this emphasis on almost every word.
Then She gazes in front of Her for quite a while with a peculiar expression on Her face as if She looked into the distance, and says, "The Lady, the Handmaid of the Lord, was chosen and made fruitful by the Holy Spirit."
The Lady pauses and says very slowly,

The Lady was chosen. She was also to be present at the Descent of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit had to come down upon the Apostles (and raising Her finger, She adds with emphasis) the first theologians! For this reason the Lord willed that His Mother should be present there. His Mother, "the Lady of All Nations," became at the departure of Her Son, "the Lady of All Nations," the Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, in the presence of one Apostle, one theologian, to be witness to it. For he had to take care of "thy Mother." She had to take care of "Her Apostles."

Now the Lady looks at me and says with emphasis.

This is the last time that the Lady speaks about this dogma. She will return, but for other matters.
Tell your theologians, however, that now they have everything in their hands. Now they have to accomplish the Will of the Lord Jesus Christ. Tell the theologians that "the Lady of All Nations" will see to its fulfillment.

Now the Lady spreads Her hands as if in protection over something. Then She says, "I will stand by the Holy Father. Mark My words well. He will be given the necessary strength to get everything ready. Many changes are ahead."
And now I clearly see the Lady, so to say, standing above St. Peter's, while everything seems to be spinning around. Then She says,

Let the Holy Father carry out his splendid plan as quickly as he possibly can! Tell him that "the Lady of All Nations" has helped him and will give him all the strength he needs. The Holy Father knows all that is necessary. What he lacks in vigor, the Lady will give him. He know what he has.

Now the hands of the Lady return to their usual position and She adds with emphasis, "Tell the Sacristan that everything is going to come right. He should act and persevere as the Lady desires of him."
Now the Lady looks at me again with a smile and, moving Her finger to and fro, says, "Now to your Bishop: You should request him to make the prayer and the messages known." I tell the Lady that he will not do so and I am so frightened at having to tell him again.
The Lady looks at me seemingly in compassion and with a smile, says,

Do not be afraid, child, ask him quite simply. Tell him, this is the given moment. He can accept the prayer as coming from Me. He can consent to the building of the church. My signs are inherent in My words; tell him that. Tell him also that the Lady wishes Her picture to be exposed to the public now and add, moreover, that the prayer comes from "his Mother Mary" who wishes also to be his "Lady of All Nations." Tell him: Mary takes full responsibility. Later, I shall give more signs, when My words shall cease. I shall come back and speak to the nations. All this had to come first.

Then the Lady looks in front of Her earnestly and it is as though I see heavy clouds surging around the globe on which She stands, while the globe is rotating fast. The Lady points at the globe and says very sadly, "Look to the world—mark well what I am going to tell you." At this, the Lady holds up Her right hand and lets me look into it.
I see in it a large die and the Lady moves Her hand as though shaking it over the world. Then She says,

Satan's hand goes all over the world, holding a die. Do you know, Church—Community—what this means? Satan is still the prince of this world. He keeps his grasp on everything he can. That then is why "the Lady of All Nations" had to comenow, into these times. For She is the Immaculate Conception and, therefore, also the Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. These three concepts in one.
Theologians, have you heard this aright? The Lady was bound to bring Her prayer over this diabolical world. For the Holy Spirit has still to descend upon the nations. Understand this message well. Say My prayer, then, nations, that the Holy Spirit will really and truly come.

At this last sentence Mary held Her hand aloft, as if showing the people how to pray.
The Lady waits again and looks very seriously at me, yet with a smile. She says,

And you, child, are you afraid to pass on all this? Then the Lady says to you: let them come with all their needs—spiritual and bodily alike—the Lady is here, in readiness. She will bring them back and will help them. Make a sacrifice of your life. Tell your director that the Lord always chooses the weak for His great designs. Let him be at ease!

Now the Lady, looking far away, says, "And to all the others, I say, work on; fight for 'the Lady of All Nations;' She has to come at this time! I will help them. I shall return on May 31st."
Then the Lady disappears very slowly.