Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010: (St. Pio)
St. Pio said: “My dear son, I have given you a message before about wearing your cross more outside and not being afraid of displaying your love for Jesus. In the vision you are seeing that I am helping more people from heaven than I did when I was on earth. Many people pray to me for their petitions which I take to Jesus as an intercessor. Some people have seen my image in spirit, and I especially watch over those who call on my protection. You should concern yourself more with your prayer life than spending so much time on worldly concerns. Giving Jesus His time of prayer and worship should be first in your priorities, then you could do your worldly tasks. Things in the world, that you think are so important to accomplish, will have little meaning in just a few days. Jesus and heaven depend on prayer warriors for their rosaries for poor souls on earth and the souls in purgatory. When you miss your prayers on one day, you should make them up on the next day.”

Prayer Group:
Jesus said: “My people, you have all manner of lighting today that usually has an electric source. In older days without electricity, the missions made their own tallow by boiling fats, bones, and hides of animals. This they used for making candles and soap. Life then was a lot harder than it is today with all of your comforts. This rustic scene at the missions is similar to how life will be at your refuges without electricity. Some will have windup flashlights so batteries are not needed. Trust in Me to provide for all of your needs at My refuges.”

Jesus said: “My people, every mission had a beautiful handcrafted altar with a crucifix and tabernacle in the middle of the church. Each mission was named after a saint nearest to the time when the church was built. Each mission also had bells, gardens, and cemeteries. Many missions used the labor of the Indians to build them. There were priests present to evangelize the Indians and hear their confessions.”

Jesus said: “My people, these missions were an early start for My Church in early life in California. On the Eastern coast you also had an early start in My Church as religious freedom has been a hallmark to your freedoms in America. My Church has survived all of these years despite all the evils of your society. Give thanks to Me and your early missionaries who established My Church in this country. Unfortunately, many have become lax in their Sunday Mass attendance, and you have forgotten how your founding fathers established religious freedom as one of your rights in your Constitution. Remember your moral and religious roots that have made America great.”

Jesus said: “My people, salvation history has been passed on over the years so My Word in the Bible could be remembered and put into practice. It is one thing to be called a Christian and My follower, but it is your actions that show that you are living your faith daily. I have given you My life and the lives of the saints to be models for your lives. Do not be controlled by worldly gods or by the devil’s temptations. Instead, live My life of love in showing love for Me and your neighbor.”

Jesus said: “My people, during your traveling you were adoring My Blessed Sacrament, attending daily Mass, and praying your rosaries. You also were watching some inspiring movies on your Popes and the saints. Many graces were granted to your pilgrims and even to those driving around you during the Adoration on the bus. Every time that you go on a retreat, or go on a pilgrimage, you come back strengthened in your faith and your spiritual life. See in this walk back in history how I was always a focus for My people in these early days, even until the present time. Learn from history how My Church has been preserved through all of these years.”

Jesus said: “My people, many of your traditional devotions as the rosary, the scapular, and novenas have been handed down through the centuries. You have devotions to My Sacred Heart, My Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Heart, My Blessed Sacrament in Adoration, and many devotions to My saints. These devotions help preserve your strong faith and they are worthy to be handed down to your children and grandchildren. Do not let any modernism in My Church belittle or try to put down these holy devotions. Preserve My holy traditions that have held My Church together for so many years.”

Jesus said: “My people, when you return home from a retreat or a pilgrimage, you can share your faith experiences with others and apply what you learned to improve your spiritual life. These trips are not just vacations for a good time, but they should be opportunities for graces and learning how to apply your faith to your everyday activities. You have learned how valuable it is to make time for prayer to Me every day so you can stay focused on Me and My love for you. Take time to make a retreat or a pilgrimage to add some inspiration to your spiritual life.”