26 May 2010

Dear Readers,

Here we are again after Easter time when we remembered the great events of Salvation. Each one of us must go through the passage from death to life, regardless of the liturgical times. Several times in our existence, we go through death and resurrection; in the trials of life, we are called to experience the Paschal victory of Christ, transforming every death into resurrection.

We are part of the people of God that continually walk towards the full realisation of the divine promises. Our path must go through the stages of our conversion until we reach the transformation of ourselves. I have spoken in depth about this in the first volume of a series; the title is “Rewriting History – Vol. I – In the Mind of God”[1]. In this book, I recount my experiences and the explanations I have received about God’s thoughts that are in us and transform us day by day.

A fundamental aspect of spiritual life is the ability of the soul to accept newness in God. What newness? The newness enclosed in the life God incessantly communicates through His love. Life in God is always new and continuously renews itself. It is never static but always dynamic, vital and full of new experiences. Jesus assured us that from the hearts of those who believe “will flow rivers of living water(John 7, 37-39).

We open up to the newness of God when we are always ready to accept His life, that is, to change to allow the Lord to live in us. We can only achieve this by offering our lives to Jesus through Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Only in this way, can we keep pace with grace and become new people. The Lord has repeatedly explained to me that to receive the fullness of life from God we have to give our lives to Him because, as I have experienced, we receive in the measure we give. By giving everything to God, we will obtain everything from God; this is the law of the Spirit. Is our life not everything? What can we give God that is greater than our life?

Opening up to the newness of divine life leads us to elevate ourselves to the Father. The Holy Spirit explains it in the message I am sharing with you this month. I received it on Ascension Day 1999. I hope it will be helpful for you.

I greet and bless you in Christ.

Stefania Caterina

Message of the Holy Spirit of 16 May 1999 – Ascension Day


“It is necessary that you open yourselves to the newness of God; however, this newness requires a second step: your elevation to God. The Ascension of Jesus is not only the example of this elevation but also the anticipation of your elevation in body and soul at the end of time.

Nevertheless, now that you are living in your body, you are already asked to elevate your whole self to God. If you are new human beings, open to God’s Love that renews you continuously, gives itself to you and enables you to give yourselves fully to Him, you are no longer attached to the Earth, but you live already in a new dimension beyond space and time. Indeed, those who live immersed in Me can no longer be chained to the Earth.

Therefore, if you have to live in the body and follow the physical laws of the Earth, you have also gone beyond them. You have to experience them, but your soul has already gone beyond them, which means that it has already touched a new dimension of life. This new dimension is eternity. Your soul is created for eternity, and it is itself eternal. The time that God allows for you to spend in the body is meant for your mission because, in this way, the dimension of eternity can also touch, through your body, the reality that surrounds you, for reality, too, must be elevated together with you.

Man has not understood this. I am not only talking about the non-believers but also about the believers, those who are baptised, and yet do not know the greatness of the message Jesus left you through His Ascension: the need to reach the Father while you are here on Earth. Many think that they will reach the Father after their death if all goes well and they reach Paradise. This is wrong because the dimension of Paradise, Purgatory and Hell are nothing other than the continuation of what you have begun in your earthly life; the accomplishment of what you have chosen to live on Earth.

Ascension Day is a terrible day for Lucifer; it represents his complete defeat. Indeed, the humanity he wanted to enslave, humiliate and subject to himself through death was elevated in body and soul through Jesus Christ, just as the Virgin Mary was elevated in body and soul; She prefigures the new humanity that all of you will be.

I ask you to reflect on what it means for you to elevate yourselves to the Father together with Jesus in the Holy Spirit. Ask yourselves what elevation means for you; what you have to give up that is earthly and that binds you and prevents you from elevating yourselves; what fears you harbour.

There cannot be any elevation if fear holds you back because fear is a weight that keeps your soul attached to Earth. If there is fear, the soul cannot elevate itself. Elevating oneself means going towards what the soul can know through faith and not through the senses. No one can materially touch eternity, nor are there any physical laws that can explain it, but the soul knows it. Through faith, you can walk the path without being afraid of the mystery, towards what may seem unknown to you from a human point of view. If you live in God, not even the unknown is hidden from you; your soul senses it, understands and knows it. It is created to comprehend the things of God.

You elevate yourselves for faith when you perceive a reality that cannot be known through the senses. How can you know eternity through the senses? Can you touch the dimension of freedom, peace, love and self-offering with your senses? Can you physically touch love? You cannot. Can you look at it with your eyes? You cannot. Yet, your soul can touch it, look at it and breathe it because it is faith that does all of this. Your soul concretely experiences eternity; if it were not so, how could it experience God?

I ask you not to consider these words as a theory. If you have the desire to enter eternity, nothing theoretical remains and everything becomes real, for you have been created to fully experience the reality of God in which you are meant to partake.

I bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

[1] It is a book of Stefania Caterina, “Riscrivere la storia-Vol. I-Nel pensiero di Dio” (Rewriting History-Vol.I-In the Mind of God), 2010, Luci dell’Esodo, soon available in English. The second book of this series, “Rewriting History-Vol. II-The Universe and Its Inhabitants”, is available at the online shop, https://www.lucidellesodo.com