Sunday, April 5, 2009: (Palm Sunday)

Jesus said: “My people, I know that you have just heard the account of My passion and death on Mount Calvary. The visions are highlights of the more important parts of this Gospel of St. Mark (Mk 14:1-15:41). There is a great significance in the institution of My Eucharist as My Real Presence is always with My consecrated Bread and Wine which become My very Body and Blood. This account of the Last Supper is constantly repeated at every Mass so you always have Me present among you. At the scene of My agony in the Garden of Gethsemani I said to My apostles who were sleeping, ‘Could you not pray with Me for one hour?’ This is significant not only for My apostles, but it is an invitation to all of you to pray frequent holy hours with Me. If you truly love Me, then a holy hour is a witness of the sincerity of your words. The third scene on the cross is a remembrance of the good thief’s plea to Me. (Luke 23:42) ‘Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.’ My answer to him is the answer that all of you want to hear from My lips: ‘Amen, I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise.’ In St. John’s Gospel (Jn 19:26-27) I gave My Blessed Mother over to John’s care and she became a mother to St. John and to all of My children as she puts her mantle of protection over everyone. These Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday readings are the core of your faith in Me, so meditate on all the readings for Holy Week.”