THE CROSS IS AMONG US
Sofferetti News-24: no. 222 Lauria, Italy, 2 July 1998
FROM BLESSED LENTINI A STRONG SUMMONS TO THE CROSS
What is it that is lacking in people nowadays and even in believers themselves? It's the Cross, because in the Mystery of the Cross there is everything: there is faith, there is obedience - there is human pain, there is the way of glory. Well then in Blessed Dominic Lentini there was this full awareness of, and participation in the Mystery of the Cross.
The Cross as faith
Nowadays everything must be explained and rationalised. At one time the Mystery of God's existence was not a scandal for human Reason. Indeed Reason was rather pursuing and investigating it with a passion, although erring in its conclusions. The French Revolution is the demarcation line of this ultra secular road of a history without God and of a Reason exalted as an Absolute God. The revolutionary Robespierre invents the statue to the Goddess Reason, and on June 8th in 1794 he erects it in Paris. Much good has come from the revolutionary gains of past centuries and these are not called into question. Perhaps Robespierre's atheism looked only to these results of emancipation from secular slavery which were rooted in history even through the manipulation of the concept of God and the Altar - and which was sustained by the ruling classes. But today that symbolic statue to Reason is adored by everybody and almost everywhere: even inside the Church!
That 8th of June in 1794 was the Feast of Pentecost and a humble priest from our southern Italy was consecrated a Priest: he was Don Dominic Lentini. The life of this priest - which was rich only in his Priesthood - as Pius XI was first to define it and later John Paul II - is not a casual circumstance as far as I am concerned, but rather a divine antiphon. This antiphon replies with its silent psalms to the mistaken ways of the prodigal son of present day history.
Lentini's life is not made up of great deeds, but his faith in God is great. In a world, which is already full of false prophets, Lentini is the humble little Elijah of our South who cries out in Lauria and its surroundings about the Truth of the Gospel and about coming back to God. His habit of going to St.Elijah' tiny church on the Armo slope above Lauria meant just this: to invoke St. Elijah in order to be faithful and strong like St.Elijah, just as his biographer Pisani says (ref. page 38) he was : that new Elijah who was full of ineffable zeal. And it will always be like this for him. God before all is the theme of his preaching. Faith dominates in his sermons. His testament to his beloved people of Lauria is the invitation to be watchful and not lose the faith. Thus it was that his last exit from, and return to, his house before he died was a visit to the Blessed Sacrament in Lower Lauria. On his way he met Mr Michele Messuti in the vicinity of the Capuchin Friary and told him: "Brother, sad and troublesome times will come. Watch out for the faith, be vigilant. From here, from there, from all sides the Generalissimo will come. (editor: such as from Lauria's upper precincts with Calabria - from the Galdo district to Alte Coste). Brother, let ye be steadfast - be firm in the Faith" (Pisani, see page 110). Pisani says later on page 123 about those who went to visit him on the days before his death: "In his first few words he usually asked them these questions: Are you a roman apostolic catholic? Are ye ready to shed blood for the faith of Christ? Do you believe therefore in the holy Gospel? And after their reply in the affirmative he would answer back: Blessed, you are blessed, you will all be saints; and then he used make on some of them a sign of the cross on their foreheads, and then he recited the Creed.
The Cross as obedience
Christ's Religion is not only faith and worship, but it is par excellence the Religion of Obedience to the Divine Will. In the Roll of the Book, which is God's eternal Constitution for Man, this alone is written: "Holocausts and sacrifices for sin thou hast not desired. Then I said: Behold I have come - as it stands written of me in the scroll of the book - to do thy will, O God" (Heb. 10, 5). And Christ taught obedience and was obedient even unto death on a Cross. The Cross is the seal of the Religion of Obedience to God.
Lentini makes it his motto to his superiors: "Obedience to Superiors is my motto" He summons everyone to it and points out the spread of disobedience to God as the greatest scandal to believing Mohammedans: "O God! Ubi est catholica fides? (Where is the Catholic Faith?) The Turks say to us: where? - where is today's faith of the Christians? "These pretend to believe the Jesus Christ is in their churches, as glorious as he is in Heaven at the Father's right hand, and afterwards they are there in church with so much irreverence, so much immodesty? This is what the Turks tell us: when we are in Mecca, in the Mosque of the great Prophet, in our Mohammed's temple - we are face downwards with the utmost respect, keeping our eyes well closed and tongue sealed in our mouth in order not to see and look in his presence. And Christians? The Christians look around in church, they laugh in church and act without love in church: Ubi est lex immaculata, quam iactant? (Where is the immaculate law which they throw away?) Where is that law, the Turks may repeat to us, which the Christians boast about as immaculate and pure? They are more robbers than us, because we do not engage in usury/interest contracts....."
Lentini does not accept any compromise when it is a matter dealing with fidelity to the Gospel and God. Facing politics and a Revolution which creates factions and disorder he goes through the streets with his Crucifix and lifts it up crying out: "Here is the glorious tree of our Redemption, the tree of man's ransom: this tree alone we must adore" (Pisani:- page 60). Thus it is in 1799 and his position about taking the oath to the new (Italian) Constitution is no less steadfast, but very current nowadays. He does not sign a blank cheque but rather: "I swear fidelity to God and to the King, but for God I would shed blood" (Pisani, cit. page 87). As if to say: "I respect the State and its laws so long as they are not against the Faith, which I am ready to defend with my blood." And to translate this into the current controversy between the Bishops and the Populace as to the constitutionality of the legal proposal regarding assisted fertilization, Lentini in the position of Hon. Marini, the Secretary of the PPI (Peoples Party of Italy), would never have said: "We have only signed for the constitutionality of the law" . For the Christian, when one is dealing with life, compromises do not exist because compromise does not come from God. And, when one cannot convince the others to whom one is tied, one responds with the coherence of the martyr. And nowadays, Pope John Paul II tells us, there is need for the faith of martyrs.
We all have to meditate on Lentini's summons to the "Cross as obedience". And even you the reader - who say you are very devoted to Lentini - can you say in conscience that you are not touched by it? Be aware that Lentini knows you and begs you as he did to Antonia Faraco, his penitent: " I leave you, daughter, I am leaving you. Do not forget to love Jesus Christ, you had better not offend me. For charity's sake I beg you not to be lost, if you do not want me to accuse you before God's throne when you will have to give an account of your soul". (Pisani page 107).
The Cross as pain
Pain is sickness, social deprivation, poverty: that is to say it is an abnormal state both physical and social. Why is this so? We take this up with God and try to get out of these physical ailments by going here hither and thither in search of "so-called saints" and healers, and even of those social contacts which fall into illegal and delinquent forms. Pain is the great difficulty or snag that few Christians today are able to overcome because it is inhuman and irrational. Its origin lies in sin and the Cross is the way out. If we take away sin, that is if we obey God - we will see God's blessing. But this has to pass through the innocent blood of the Cross. In fact it is this absurdity of the suffering of many innocent ones and of masses of poor - which is mixed in with the Christ of the Cross in order to ransom everybody from evil and death.
Lentini chooses poverty and goes poor in order to be rich with God and full of love for his brethren. The rich man never knows the beauty of charity if he does not detach himself from things and the love of riches.
Even Lentini was touched by suffering and he accepts it and mixes it in with the suffering of the Cross. The loss of his Mother and afterwards his father, difficulties of living with his brother who was called Samson, and periods of illness keep him away both from school and from preaching which he loved so much. He accepts everything for love of God. One does not find written about him as about Padre Pio: "Lord, take everything away from me, but not suffering". But he says so with his life and teaches it to the sick. When he went to visit them he consoled them and asked them to contemplate Our Lady of Sorrows so that they might see themselves reflected in Mary's pain.
Lentini will not be content in heaven to see that nowadays his dear sick are no longer able to look at the Cross. And he feels himself betrayed by his people who welcome in this land - which was illuminated by his word and holy life - the ever new Jannes and Jambres (ref. 2Tim: 3,8) or healers of Satan, just like Francesco - the boozer who is erecting the Hill of Hope in Lauria's Galdo district. One should remember that the only miracle which liberates from evil and death comes from God. Let us fight death like Christ and with Christ and only when we are armed in Christ with pain and death shall we conquer pain and death with Him. Our Hill of Hope is called Calvary because only there was the Cross of Hope planted.
The Cross as a road of Glory
Calvary together with the Mother of Sorrows becomes Lentini's masterly road to become holy and participate with Mary at Jesus' Cross. In Christ the Resurrection comes through the Cross. It is thus for each one of us. The Cross nevertheless is not a faraway matter, rather it is a living one - and goes with us - and even thanks to us. If the world is hurtling along and falls more and more into worse evils, it is because living participation in Jesus' living Cross has disappeared. The Childbirth of the New Man, of which St.Paul talks, passes through the atrocious labour pains of childbirth: the Presence of Jesus' Suffering in every person. In the measure in which the believer enters heartily into the Heart of the Cross, he approaches the promised kingdom of peace and love more and more .
Well then Lentini is totally within the Heart of the Cross. He is madly in love with it. Only someone madly in love with the Cross does what I call the madness of Trecchina, where Lentini - not satisfied with the preaching he did about the Passion - continues it outside in the streets of that little town - with the crucifix held high and preaching. This was due to his anxiety to reach whoever was not in church, but also it was his being together with the Heart of the Cross which he knew was present in many homes. He wanted to embrace the suffering of the people of Trecchina because it was the living and martyred flesh of the real Christ of the Liturgical Mystery lived out in the church.
On the 15th of September 1997, while preaching in St. Nicholas, I said that Lentini is a Living Good Friday . And he knows that one can live in Good Friday only by looking at Mary and standing with Mary at the foot of the Cross, but it is better to say: within the Heart of the Cross. This is the little great Priest of Pentecost on June 8th 1794: not the Priest of Conferences or books, but the Priest prostrate at the Cross in adoration, contemplation, reparation. If any of us Priests wants to speak about Lentini, let him beforehand contemplate him and kneel down before his Crucifix in his Little House because the Crucifix was his book: "There were few books there (in his house), just the pictures of Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Francesco of Paola, the Crucifix, two skulls" and such poverty! Today Lentini asks us to imitate him - not so much to make him known - but to live and carry like he did the Living One of the Cross.
Nobody knows how many hours Lentini contemplated the Crucifix. I believe it was a good part of his day. To console Christ was not just a devotion for him but a way of life: his living was Christ and Christ Crucified. He knows how much contemplation of the Cross served for the conversion of sinners and reparation for the sins of others and he does it and feels like engaging others in that little Chain of the 30 of Our Lady of Sorrows, who pledged themselves to pray once a month to the Mother of Sorrows. This Sodality today, since its rebirth on 2/2/89, is 3,000 strong and is dispersed throughout the world and especially in our own Southern Italy in order to elevate Lentini's name and with Lentini to raise up a heartfelt daily contemplation of the Mother of a Thousand Sorrows in order to console her and jointly to console the Heart of her Crucified Son.
May Blessed Lentini make us understand and become children of the Cross, like we say in the prayer of Consecration to the Cross in our Sodality to Our Lady of Sorrows:
"Today we sacrifice ourselves like him for the conversion of sinners and the sanctity of Priests, so that the Church may be enriched by his model of life and may follow him in his total participation in the Mystery of the Cross".
(This is a preview of an article requested from me by Don Giuseppe Cozzi, the Director of "The Voice of Lentini" )
From Sofferetti the Father will give Humanity the Sun of Justice
(ref. message of 24/6/98)
Messages Through Julia
1) Thursday 11/6/98, at 21.04, at home, in the usual manner
" (Julia) If you are my Jesus, glorify the Father, if you are my Jesus glorify the Father, if you are my Jesus glorify the Father (3). (Jesus) Glory be to the Father Most high as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Peace to you, children of my Heart! It is I, your Jesus, the Sacrificed Lamb is here among you: rejoice and celebrate, beloved spouses of my Heart!* Let you, my cross, drink my mixed cups*, drink the green cups and the red cups and sacrifice yourself with the Pains of the Cross for the whole of humanity, for your children, for your Priest sons.* (Julia) Jesus, it is still very bitter!* (Jesus) Drink, my daughter, and sacrifice yourself!* (Julia) Jesus, the Rock is pouring blood!* (Jesus) My daughter, the blood that you see is the blood of the Innocents, sacrifice yourself and lift up this wall which is falling down: repair it, my daughter, with your suffering!* (Julia) Jesus, give me constancy and strength!* (Jesus) Take strength from the Cross and from your Angels (= Julia's 8 involuntary abortions:- editor):* embrace them and suffer again, my daughter! See, my soul, the wall is falling down, place yourself on the Cross! (Julia) Jesus, forgive me if I ask you how to do so? (Jesus) You are always more stubborn! (Julia) Forgive me! (Jesus) You should not do so with bricks (i.e. the faith of Peter Cianci, which is tied to material stones), you must lift it up with Holy Suffering: Sacrifice yourself and lean on your children with the Wood of the Cross (this is what Jesus is doing by giving us sufferings) . Now do you understand? (Julia) Yes, Jesus! (Jesus) Children of my Heart, I come among you to bring the Truth of the Holy Gospel, I repeat it to you always: I ask you to seal it in your hearts! My children, walk always like open books, take and give your brothers the Living Word of my Love, refill your hearts, children, and do not seek other roads: I am indicating the Mother- Way to you with the Holy Wood of the Cross:- do not seek something else! Behold, I offer you the Living Water of my Love and Peace, and I ask you always to pray for my Little John, namely for the Pope: pray pray pray, children of my Heart! I as Father ask you to love the little ones, the poor, the marginalized, my little elderly ones - love them and do not leave them on their own - clasp them to your hearts and search - search for the most lost, the most abandoned and hug them warmly: love them, my children! Look, you who are gathered here - and I am alive and real in your midst: What do you feel in your hearts? Do you notice my Love? Do you heed my Peace? Be conscious: I am here among you, and if there is someone sick among you (viz. there is George from Thurio who is here with us - he was missing for many months due to illness ), I am in him and I love you, I love you, my children! You who are united from faraway, but near in heart to this holy prayer, free yourselves from the things of the world and let you too* drink the mixed cups. Help the Little Cross, who is stubborn and in her heart is always asking more for her children, for her brothers, for the whole of humanity: support her with your love! She is stubborn and becomes more and more stubborn for love of the Cross! She gives all her children my Love and her own. Always stay united and help her to go on because she too - like my Little John - has to decide. Do not be frightened by what I am saying this evening! Always stay united and always hold up the Holy Gospel and place yourselves on the Holy Cross: When you do not know what to do, clasp it to your hearts! And let you, Priest sons - elect party of my Fatherly Heart - love the Holy Cross: love it , love it from the heart! Son Mario, holy Priest of my Love and Peace - let you, John, cry out again the Truth of my Love and do not stop before anything or anybody: My son, go forward and do not be afraid, soon your heart will be consoled with the Happiness of my Love! Now, my children, search, search again in your hearts and take away everything that does not belong to me. My children, be conscious, be aware: be conscious of my real and living presence in your midst! Cross of my Heart, drink again, drink again my cups and suffer* with the pains of childbirth for all humanity, but prepare yourself, my spouse: The pains will again be stronger, prepare yourself! (Julia) Yes, Jesus! (Jesus) Now kneel down to prepare your hearts for my Meeting, for my Nuptial Meeting, because I am here and I want to drink and eat with you. My Easter is alive and it is risen and I want to stay with each one of you: My children, prepare your hearts! My spouse, prepare yourself!* (Julia) Father, my Father: bless, O my Father! bless, my Father!* (Jesus) Daughter, spouse and mother of my Cross, go forward! Children, do not be scandalised by my Love and let you too be mothers: living mothers of my Heart, mothers full of love for the Holy Cross, mothers full of Light for the whole of humanity! Now, prepare your hearts: come and eat with me my Love, my Peace, my Living Easter. - Lift up the Little Cross: lift her up! - Come, my children, approach my Love! Come, children of my Heart: embrace my Cross, refill your hearts and do not be scandalised by my Love. Let you, cross of my Heart, carry again on your shoulders the Holy Wood of the Cross. (Julia) My Father: My Father! (Jesus) Daughter and spouse of my Heart, go forward!* (Julia) Father Father Father Father Father, I am knocking at your Door! Father Father Father, I knock at your Door! Father Father Father, I am knocking at your Door! (Jesus) Daughter and spouse of my Heart, behold my Amen!* My children, the Sacrificed Lamb is among you, I offer you my Blood and my Flesh: eat and drink with me, children of my Heart! Blessed are you who seek. Blessed are you who offer up (= love, pains and even a tile for His Glorious Return). Blessed are you who hunger and who eat my body . Blessed are you who knock at the Father's Door. Blessed are you who are blessed by the Father's Amen. Blessed are you who carry the Cross with love. Blessed are you who carry the Cross for your brothers. Blessed are you, Priest sons, who love the Cross. Blessed are you who love and give everything in silence. Let you bless, holy son:* now let you be the first to drink. Cross of my Heart, drink the cup again and suffer for your children;*place yourself on the Wood of the Cross - make your children taste the Delight of my Love. Holy son, offer my Blood and Flesh to your children: make them savour the taste of the Cross.* Rejoice in my Easter because I am here in your midst and I am eating and drinking with each of you: children of my Heart, what immense joy (it is) to eat and drink with each one of you! I dwell in your hearts, you are my living tabernacles: be conscious of it, children of my Heart! let my Visitation, this evening, be joy - love! Do not let them come to an end: be alight with my Love, with my Peace because I am alive in each of you! My children, I have given myself to each of you, my Easter is complete - it is risen: rejoice with my Peace because I am here among you! My children, I love you and give you all my Love: love - love - let you love with the heart, love with the Cross! Children, listen to my heart-beats: listen to them and offer them to the world! Cross of my Heart, stop for a moment to pray. (Julia) Father, how great your Heart is! (Jesus) Rejoice, my soul, rejoice with my Peace: rejoice! Embrace the Holy Cross!* (Julia) Father, Father, Father! (Jesus) Taste the Delight of my Love! (Julia) Father Father Father! (Jesus) Now offer it to the world. Behold, my children, it is sweet to be with you, but now I leave you: wait because I will come again among you to bring my Living Word. I bless you with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Praised be the Father Most High always. My children, I leave you with my Holy Seal through the Little John of my Heart: listen to him when he cries out, do not run hither and thither, but stop and contemplate him the way you contemplate the Holy Cross. Do not be scandalised by these words of mine because you still have not understood who he is, but soon your eyes will be opened. Now, my son - children, receive the Holy Kiss and offer it to the world, to the little ones, to the poor, the marginalized: leave nobody outside holy prayer. Now, little Mario, little Paschal - lift up the Little Cross - join the Holy Chain and pray slowly with my holy Fatherly Prayer. This evening I tell you only to remember by heart: Father Father Father! I do not tell you anything else, my children: now let us pray! (Julia joins in with us: And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen). And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen. Children of my Heart, always remember these words! Now I bless you with the Amen of my Heart: Amen Amen Amen (3). (Julia) I love you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! (5). (Jesus) I love you also, capricious spouses of my Heart, and I wait for (we say: I love you, Jesus!). (Jesus) Thank you, children of my Heart, thanks for having listened to me: do not grow weary! I beg your pardon if I made you stay long, but I love you, my children: I love you!"
2) Friday 12/6/98, at 10.40, at home, in crucifixion, orally
"Jesus speaks to the Great Ones of the Father's House:- Sons, do not make yourselves Masters of the Law and do not use my Word your own way and to suit yourselves. I am the Law - do not change what I have said - do not modify it nor seek to understand it according to your own convenience: do not dirty what I have given you. Sons, I call you sons because I love you, I am giving you everything because I love you, but you do not want to recognize me, you do not want to stop the scourges: you make them come down more and more because you do not love from the heart! My sons, leave the things of the world, put on the garments of poverty and charity and start to speak with my Word; Gather the needy, do not close the door and do not accumulate treasures on earth because nothing will be left to you. Sons, remember that I am your Father! My children, you Four of the Holy Cross, go forward again, pull my Boat laden with my Holy Gospel and do not stop! Thanks for what you offer me! I love you, my children, and with you I bless the world with the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen Amen Amen Amen".
3) Sunday 14/6/98, at 15.25, at the Oak, in the customary manner
"(Julia) If it is you glorify the Father, if it is you glorify the Father. (Our Lady) Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen. Peace to you, my children, it is I, your Mother, and my Jesus, the Angels and Saints and the Holy Servant of the Cross. Cross of my Jesus, drink your Jesus' mixed cups* today too, drink the green cups and the red cups* and sacrifice yourself with the Childbirth Pains of the Cross for all humanity, for the Priest sons, for the children who do not want to accept the Cross of my Jesus and yours.* (Julia) Mother, how beautiful you are! so much blood is descending from your Heart and from Jesus' Heart: Mother, how beautiful ye are! (Our Lady) My children, let you love too and let blood descend from your hearts - the blood of Love - for the whole of humanity: make it descend the way Jesus makes it come down on all humanity! Give yourselves for the children, give yourselves for the whole of humanity,* accept holy sufferings and the Holy Cross: do not relinquish them, my children! And do not prostrate yourselves to unknown gods: love and honour the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, children of my Heart! Look, my daughter, the blood that you see coming down is the Blood of Grace and Love: it comes from the Father, accept it with love and offer it to the brothers. My children, I come to visit you in this holy place, chosen by the Father, but the children of this valley do not accept me, do not honour me and do not love me: Pray pray, my children, so that the Father may show mercy on all humanity and on these children! I am Mother and my Motherly Heart weeps for humanity which does not listen to the Father's cry! I come among you to bring the Living Gospel of Love and Peace: I do not come to change anything, I do not come to take away anything that the Father has written because I am in obedience to the Father. My children, my Plan is from Fatima: I have promised you my Immaculate Heart, my children, and a Mother's promise is not cancelled! Pray and wait, my children, because you do not know either the day nor the hour: pray pray, children of my Heart! Dismiss the scourges with Love! Exercise charity towards everybody and do not leave anybody outside holy prayer. Remember always to pray for my Little John, namely for the Pope: Children, do not leave him on his own, keep him company with your love, with your holy prayers. Let you, cross of my Heart, drink again and suffer for all humanity: do not stop in the face of persecutions, go ahead, my daughter, you know well that you have to suffer for humanity: Walk on the holy thorns and bring your children to the Door of Childbirth. My daughter, pray for the children who laugh at my Holy Visitations! (Julia) Mother, Mammy mine, I place everybody in your Heart, give me constancy and strength to go forward: put the Holy Cross on my shoulders! (Our lady) Little stubborn one of Jesus' Heart, carry it because it is already placed on you: go forward, my daughter! Now I leave you, children of my Heart; I ask you always to love the Holy Cross and to pray according to my Motherly intentions: Always remember to hold up the Holy Gospel and to live it fully. My children, I bless you with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Grow in the Love of the Most Holy Trinity. My children, I clasp you all to the Father's Amen: Amen Amen Amen (3). Cross of my Heart, stop again for a moment to pray, like you are able to do, in the Silence of the Cross. (Julia) Yes, Mother!"
4) Thursday 18/6/98, at home, at 21.04, in the customary manner
" (Julia) If you are my Jesus, glorify the Father, if you are my Jesus glorify the Father, if you are my Jesus glorify the Father (3). (Jesus) Glory be to the Father Most high as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Peace to you, children of my Heart! It is I, your Jesus, the Sacrificed Lamb is here among you: rejoice and celebrate, beloved spouses of my Heart!* Let you, my cross, drink my mixed cups* again, drink the green cups and the red cups and sacrifice yourself with the Childbirth Pains of the Cross for all humanity, for your children. (Julia) Jesus, you are pouring blood and the Rock is pouring blood:* what have they done to you, Jesus?* (Jesus) My daughter, console my Heart: drink,* drink the cups which the Great Ones of my Father's House are offering me!* (Julia) Jesus, so much blood!* (Jesus) Daughter, the blood that you see is the blood of the scourges which lower down more and more* on humanity. (Julia) Jesus, place the Cross on me again! (Jesus) I know that you are stubborn: but where do you want to get to?! (Julia) Forgive me, Jesus, but how can I help these children of mine? place the Cross! (Jesus) Very well, my daughter, I will satisfy you, but be careful: if you can't make it, cry out!* (Julia) Jesus, give me constancy and strength:* Jesus, clasp my hands!* (Jesus) Behold, little stubborn one of my Heart, I am here among you alive and real and I ask you always to hold up my Holy Gospel. I ask you to pray for my Little John, that is for the Pope: my children, do not leave him alone in the Garden of Olives! I as Father always remind you of this, my children, do not think it is repetition: I come to enkindle your hearts and like a Good Father I always remind you of what is right. My children, I am sending you my Mother throughout the entire world: I bring Mary's Tears but they are not gathered up, they are not accepted! A Mother weeps because her children are in danger: but what do you do? You do not gather up Mary's Tears, but you scatter yourselves hither and thither: you do not look at Mary who is crying! You Great Ones of my Father's House, what are you doing facing Mary's Tears? Stop and look: do not get lost behind the things of the world! My sons, cry out like John and with John, convert your hearts to the Love of the Cross because I bring you only the Holy Wood of the Cross. My sons, stop and clasp your hearts tightly to the Holy Wood of the Cross: do not run hither and thither, do not listen to the noise of the world which comes from my enemy! My children, I walk in silence and my Door is narrow and marked out by holy thorns: do not take them away, children of my Heart! You, my cross, shall have to suffer again for your children. (Julia) Yes, Jesus, but give me the constancy and the strength because mine are failing! (Jesus) Go forward, little stubborn one, see before you there is still the river: it is the river of blood.* (Julia) Jesus,,* Jesus!*. (Jesus) Place your hand on the holy son and let you, little Paschal, take the Little Cross's hand. Take off the sandals (she takes them off: editor): come on, walk into the river!* (Julia) Jesus:* support me, Jesus!* (Jesus) Walk, my soul, but be careful not to say what you see!* (Julia) Jesus,* Jesus,* Jesus!* (Jesus) Cross of my Heart, go forward and do not halt, ask your children to look at the Holy Wood of the Cross. I am your Father and I love you: my Love is complete, children of my Heart! Seek my Door and knock: I love you and I desire that you call me Father! My children, do not wait again: come on - come to my Door! Cross of my Heart, drink again,* drink the mixed cups again* and suffer again with childbirth pains for all humanity. (Julia) Yes, Jesus! (Jesus) Now prepare yourself, my soul: prepare your children's hearts. Children, you who are gathered in this little cabin of my Love do not be scandalised: open your hearts and ask for what is just according to the Gospel and I will grant you it. Now lift up the Little Cross: lift her up! Son Paschal, do not place your hand on her wound ( he had put his right hand on Julia's right shoulder), but support her by the arm; This is not a reproof, my son: you cannot see what my Little Cross carries on her body. Now, children of my Heart, prepare your hearts for the Meeting, search - do search and remove all that which does not belong to me: My children, before you approach my Holy Love, take away all that you still carry inside you. Let you, cross of my Heart, take a look! (Julia) Jesus, * Jesus: its the Pope!* (Jesus) Do not be frightened: take a look, my daughter! (Julia)° What is he doing on the ground? Jesus, help me to lift him up! (Jesus) My daughter, he did not fall, he placed himself on the Holy Wood of the Cross for every single one of you: help him!* Now prepare yourself, my soul! (Julia) Father Father Father Father: O my Father, bless! my Father, bless! (Jesus) My daughter and spouse, I bless humanity with the Amen of my Heart. Now, prepare yourself!* Prepare your hearts for my Meeting and do not be scandalized by my Infinite Love. (Julia) Father, I place all the children in your Heart. Father, forgive me if I do not find the words to give to my children and brothers. I offer you my heart and the heart of everybody gathered here and those who join themselves to this holy Prayer: Father, accept us just as we are! Father, help us to walk towards your Cross! (Jesus) Blessed are you who seek my Love. Blessed are you who are not discouraged. Blessed are you who wait for me. Blessed are you who love. Blessed are you who love the Father's Heart. Do not get lost, but love: let you love and do not leave anyone out of holy prayer! Kneel in front of my sick ones and do not leave them on their own, children of my Heart, embrace them and by hugging them you embrace the Heart of your Son, of your Brother: your Friend Jesus! Now, my son, holy Priest of my love and Peace, go forward, always pull my Boat that is loaded with the Holy Gospel and do not halt! my son, do not get tired if I speak long: Now firstly drink yourself, my son. Cross of my Heart, drink and suffer again for the whole of humanity.* Now, my son, give my Blood and Body to your children. Children of my Heart, I am here in your midst alive and real and I eat and drink with each of you: The Sacrificed Lamb gives himself with love to his children, his brethren, his enemies - eat, let you eat and drink, my children, because I am here among you alive and real! Look in your hearts: take a look, my children, because I dwell in each one of you and I love you, I do love you! Children, I do not ask for anything, I ask you only to open your hearts and love: let you love - love fully, love with my Heart and give your whole selves to your children. Do not forget my poor, seek them out and offer-them your hearts, my children! I gave myself to each of you and my Easter is complete and is risen: It is Easter of Love, Easter of Joy, Easter of Peace. Remember it, my children: Easter of my Peace! Cross of my Heart, pray again for a moment like you know how to.* (Julia) Jesus!* (Jesus) Children of my Heart, now I leave you: I leave the Amen of my Heart and ask you to be conscious of my living and real presence among you. I bless you with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Praised be the Father Most High always. Little Mario, little Paschal, join the Holy Chain and pray slowly with my holy Fatherly Prayer. My children, remember that my Door is always open, it is never shut and I wait for each of you with love like a bridegroom waits for his bride. He rejoices and puts on the best suit: let you too put on the best suit and come - come to my Door! My children, I remind you again: when you pray, do not leave anybody out - embrace your enemies and bring them into my Heart: together we shall rejoice like a bride rejoices before her own bridegroom! Rejoice, my soul: rejoice, my soul, in the Fullness of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! Son Mario, what is in your heart is right: rejoice! Now let us pray! (Julia joins in with us: And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen). And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen. My children, remember these words always and always seek the Mother-Way; since it is narrow! (Julia) I love you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! I love you, Jesus! (4). (Jesus) I love you too, capricious spouses of my Heart and I wait for (we answer: I love you, Jesus!). (Jesus) Thanks, my children, I beg your pardon if I stayed long talking with you: but I love you, I do love you! I leave you the Amen of my Peace: bring it to the world. Let you, little cross of my Heart, suffer again for your children. (Julia) Yes, Jesus!"
5) Friday 19/6/98, at 10.40, at home, in crucifixion, orally
"Jesus speaks to the world:- My children, be children of the Cross, love it and make it be loved: Do not draw back before my Love! Children, know that the Wood of the Cross is Love and is not trodden down - I have loved it and clasped it to my Heart: Be mothers of the Cross, do not complain of carrying it but carry it also for your brothers who fall in my enemy's false light. Children of my Heart, I am bringing you into the River of Love, do not detach yourselves from my Love, I am your Father. My children, remember always that my Love has no limits. Children, I have promised you that I will come among you: be vigilant, always keep the flame alight and do not let it extinguish. Let you, Priest sons, embrace the Cross and wait for me because I will come and enkindle the Fire in my House - I will light up that which is extinguished: I am the God of Old! My children, you Four of my Cross, go forward and do not stop: bring my Boat forward laden with my holy Gospel. Thank you, my children, for what you offer up! I love you and with you I bless the world with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen Amen Amen Amen"
6) Sunday 21/6/98, at 15.25, at the Oak, in the customary manner
"(Julia) If it is you glorify the Father, if it is you glorify the Father. (Our Lady) Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen. Cross of my Jesus, drink your Jesus' mixed cups* also today, and sacrifice yourself with the childbirth Pains of the Cross for the whole of humanity: suffer, my daughter, and console your Jesus' Heart!* (Julia) Mother, today's cups are bitter: help me, Mother!* (Our Lady) Little stubborn one of Jesus' Heart, when they are bitter, cry out! (Julia) Mother, clasp my hands!* (Our Lady) Behold, my children, I come among you to bring my Jesus' Living Gospel*: I come to ask you all, the whole of humanity,* to decide to walk along Jesus' road. My children, be conscious of my presence,* of the Living Gospel which I bring among you, and accept with love the cups and holy thorns.* (Julia) Mother, put them on me!* (Our Lady) My daughter, you bear them already and accept bitter cups: offer them to your children and be conscious of the Mercy of God who is among you. And as Mother I come to ask you to dismiss my enemy from your hearts, from your homes: he comes along with sweet words and wants to confuse my Little Johns who are all of you gathered. My children, do not listen to my enemy's voice: do not let this holy place be soiled again which the Father has chosen for the salvation of everyone of you. The children of perdition come to dirty the Altar of Mercy: my children, pray for them so that the Father may show mercy - and welcome the Living Gospel with love, which I bring among you. I am here alive and real among you, children of my Heart, and I have chosen my Little Cross for to give you the Word of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit: follow her footsteps and accept with love the holy thorns which I bring you, my children! My Plan is from Fatima and the Cross of my Jesus will shine out throughout the whole world: be aware, be conscious and accept the Living Word with love. My children, do not draw back before persecutions, but embrace them and bring them to Jesus' Heart. I love you, children of my Heart! My Motherly Heart drips blood for every single one of you: gather the drops, children, and embrace them tightly to your hearts! I am still coming for a great deal of time to bring the Living Word of my Jesus; I am not leaving you. I only ask for your hearts , for your total Yes to the Cross and I do not come to change anything: as Mother I come to warm up your hearts, my little ones! Cross of my Jesus, you know well that you must suffer for your children: go forward and do not halt, my soul!* (Julia) Mother, give me constancy and strength: give me your words to be able to give them to my children! (Our Lady) Cry out the Truth of the Cross and do not fear anything or anybody, my daughter! Now I leave you but I will come again among you: remember to always hold up the Holy Gospel. My children, I leave you the Amen of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit: accept it and offer it to the little ones, the poor , the marginalized. Do not leave anyone out of holy prayer and do not worry about your burdens: go forward, children of my Heart! I bless you with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Grow in the Love of the Cross, my children! Cross of my Jesus, stop again for an instant to pray like you know how to do. (Julia) Yes, Mother!* (Our Lady) Praise Praise Praise (3). Praised be the Most Holy Names of Jesus, Joseph and Mary. Amen."
7) Message of 24/6/98 at the Oak, at 15.20, in the customary manner
"(Julia) If it is you glorify the Father, if it is you glorify the Father, if it is you glorify the Father. (Our Lady) Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen. Cross of my Jesus, drink your Jesus' mixed cups also today*, drink, my daughter,* the green cups* and the red cups and sacrifice yourself with the Childbirth Pains of the Cross for the whole of humanity. My daughter, today in a special way accept the cups for the Great Ones of my Father's House.* (Julia) Mother, give me constancy and strength!* (Our Lady) My daughter, when you cannot make it, cry out like John: cry out the Pains of the Cross to all humanity!
My children, I am here among you with my Jesus, the Angels, the Saints and the Holy Servant of the Cross: by God the Father's will I come to bring you the Living Word and Love. My children, today I ask you:- decide to live for God and to walk according to God's Law. My children, you still have not understood that I am Mother and the Mother of the Cross: I come among you to gather you and bring you onto the Father's Roads. My children, my Jesus knows your hearts, he knows well what you need and he comes to visit you: to bring you his Love, but above all he brings you the Holy Cross and he strews the holy thorns along the roads, but you still have not understood how to gather them! My children, as Mother I always repeat the same things to you because a Mother's Heart cannot but beat and give her own children the heartbeats of Love and of the Cross. Do not take away the Holy Cross, my children, and do not complain to my Jesus:: What did you do to me? Why have you burdened me? Why did you do this to me? Do you never look at the Holy Wood of the Cross?! It is always united and does not detach itself from its thorns! My children, go forward and carry your own cross: you are the Little Johns of the Love of the Cross and my Jesus loves you! My children, my Plan of Love comes from Fatima and soon will be fulfilled throughout the whole world. My children, be always ready and prepared because none of you knows the day nor the hour that my Jesus comes with his Light and the Father's Power to free his children: to bring Love and Peace. My children, I ask you always to pray for my Little John, that is to say for the Pope: do not leave him alone in the Garden of Olives! And you, my children, who are gathered here, do not get tired of praying and carrying the Holy Cross. Do not collapse beneath little weights because it is not heavy, my children: when carried with love, it is light, it is sweet and gives peace to your hearts! When you feel lost, when you feel faraway from your Jesus, clasp it tightly because He is near and waits for you, my children! Go forward and bring to the little ones, to the poor, to the
marginalized the Holy Cross: your love! Offer your hearts to my elderly: do not leave them on their own, children of my Heart! I ask you again to be conscious of my presence alive and real among you. My children, l always ask you to be conscious because I see some children's hearts distant from my Love; I am here among you alive and real! Son Mario, on this day cry out the Love of Little John because you were called in this place among your children to bring John's Love (= of the Man of the Cross ). I hand you the Sword, my son, to fight, in order to obliterate evil and offer the world the love of the Cross: My son, cry out and do not stop before anything or anybody. Let you Priest sons, not allow yourselves be taken by my enemy, but let you love, love with a Mother's Heart, and do not change anything of what my Jesus has given you. My sons, my Heart pours blood because a Mother sees her own children in danger! My children, seek the Peace and Love of the Cross, do not trample on the Holy Wood: love, let you love, love with your heart! Children, I invite you to look in your hearts: search - search and remove everything that does not belong to my Jesus! My children, children of my Heart, I am here in your midst in the place which the Father has chosen to give humanity the Sun of Justice :
be ready and prepare your hearts for my Jesus! Now I leave you to Him: welcome him, my children! (Jesus) Peace to you, children of my Heart! It is I: your John! do not be scandalised if I say John: I am your Jesus, the Jesus of the Cross, the Jesus who died and rose for each of you. Today I want to celebrate: I want to rejoice in your hearts! My children, I ask you to love and forgive your enemies. I ask you to take up your own cross and hold onto it tightly. I ask you to hold high the Holy Gospel and live it fully. My children, I am a Father, always remember these words of mine: do not forget them! I come to knock at each of your hearts asking you only for one thing. I ask you only to love - it is not too much, I do not weigh you down: Children - if you are able to love, you will be able to embrace the thorniest Cross! If you can love and give your brothers all your love - you will go up a step in order to reach the Father! My children, look with the eyes of the heart: look how sweet it is to love the little ones, the poor, the
marginalized! And I ask you again not to leave anybody out of holy prayer: do not leave empty steps, fill them all up again, my children. Now son Mario, son Dominic, son Elijah and you John, unite yourselves with me to Holy prayer. My children, I am the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world: receive my Blood and my Flesh into your hearts, eat and drink with me, children of my Heart! Know that I am alive and real and I give myself to my own children! Behold my Easter is complete and is risen: my Love has come down into your hearts! Be conscious, be aware, my children! Blessed are you who listen to my cry. Blessed are you who have opened your hearts to my Word. Blessed are you who have accepted my Blood and my Flesh. Children, now I leave you, I seal you with the Holy Little John Kiss and I ask you to cry out and bring my Love to all humanity. I need you Little Johns, I need to lean
(= the function of the Little Johns ) on your shoulders: fight with love and always hold up the Living Gospel of my Heart! Son Mario, offer my Holy Kiss to your children. My children, do not be scandalized by my Love, but accept it and bring it to the whole world: it is the Kiss of the Cross, it is the Kiss of Father, Son
and Holy Spirit!
My children, I bless you with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Praised be the Father Most High always. I seal you one by one with my Heart's Amen: Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen (5).
My children, embrace my Love and do not leave it! Little Mario, little Paschal, join the Holy Chain and pray slowly with my holy Fatherly Prayer. Children, I always remind you: when you begin praying, turn your eyes and heart to the Father, unite yourselves to the Holy Wood of the Cross and do not remove anyone from the holy prayer. My children, I ask you for free hearts: if you can free your hearts from the things of the world, you can unite yourselves to the Heart of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.