O sweet Mother of God, I model my life on You; You are for me the bright dawn; O Mother, Immaculate Virgin, in You the divine ray is reflected, midst storms, ‘tis You who teach me to love the Lord, O my shield and defence from the foe. (1232)
1. The Resurrection of Jesus
Today, during the [Mass of the] Resurrection, I saw the Lord Jesus in the midst of a great light. He approached me and said: Peace be to you, My children, and He lifted up His hand and gave His blessing. The wounds in His hands, feet and side were indelible and shining. When He looked at me with such kindness and love, my whole soul drowned itself in Him. And He said to me, You have taken a great part in My Passion; therefore I now give you a great share in My joy and glory. (205)
2. The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
Today I accompanied the Lord Jesus as He ascended into heaven… Then I saw myself in the midst of a huge crowd of disciples and apostles, together with the Mother of God. Jesus was telling them to… Go out into the whole world and teach in My name. He stretched out His hands and blessed them and disappeared in a cloud. I saw the longing of Our Lady. Her soul yearned for Jesus with the whole force of Her love. But She was so peaceful and so united to the will of God that there was not a stir in Her heart but for what God wanted. (1710)
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
I am reliving those moments with Our Lady. With great longing, I am waiting for the Lord’s coming. Great are my desires. I desire that all humankind come to know the Lord. I would like to prepare all nations for the coming of the Word Incarnate. O Jesus, make the fount of Your mercy gush forth more abundantly, for humankind is seriously ill. (793)
4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
During meditation, God’s presence pervaded me keenly, and I was aware of the Virgin Mary’s joy at the moment of Her Assumption… I remained alone with the Most Holy Mother who instructed me about the will of God and how to apply it to my life, submitting completely to His most holy decrees. (1244) She said, The soul’s true greatness is in loving God and in humbling oneself in His presence, completely forgetting oneself and believing oneself to be nothing; because the Lord is great, but He is well-pleased only with the humble; He always opposes the proud. (1711)
5. Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
From the early morning, I felt the nearness of the Blessed Mother. During Holy Mass, I saw Her, so lovely and so beautiful that I have no words to express even a small part of this beauty. She was all [in] white, with a blue sash around Her waist. Her cloak was also blue, and there was a crown on Her head. Marvellous light streamed forth from Her whole figure. She said these words: ‘I am the Queen of heaven and earth, but especially the Mother of your’ [Congregation]. (805)
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, take me under Your special protection and guard the purity of my soul, heart and body. You are the model and star of my life. (874)
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