25 March 2013
With these reflections, I would like to follow the great events that are unfolding before our eyes. I will try to help you better understand these events so that you may be involved in the grace they hold within them.
In the message of 1 March 2013, St. Michael the Archangel announced his presence at the Conclave of Cardinals and the action of the whole Mystical Body in the election of the new Pope Francis. In the following message of 17 March, St. Michael stated that he would remain in the midst of the people of God to lead it to Christ, and He affirms:
“Today a great path of spiritual renewal begins according to the wish of the Most Holy Trinity. After the long phase of preparation of the last years, in 2013 we have entered, as has been explained to you, the time of the great Trinitarian action through which God will introduce the whole humanity and all creatures into the new creation.”
Together with St. Michael, all the ordinary and extraordinary instruments of God are in action. Pope Francis is enveloped by the grace of God and has put himself totally at the service of the people.
God wants all His children to do the Paschal passage so that they may leave the narrow horizons of this Earth, which direct man towards himself, suffocating him with worries, tensions and struggles for survival. God wants His children to be open, through the Risen Christ, to the fascinating dimension of eternity, which is real and never disappoints anyone.
I would like to suggest a few points for your path of faith.
1) Become Disciples of Christ. On Palm Sunday, you have been introduced to the path to become Disciples of Christ.
– Jesus, God made Man, submissive to the Father in all trials “unto death, even death on a cross” was glorified“… so that in the name of Jesus, every knee shall bend in heaven, on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father “ (Phil 2: 8-9-11). In addition, we are called to obedience to God the Father, so that our spirit may be united with the Spirit of Jesus and follow Him in glory.
– Jesus offers Himself for us. He follows us with loving attention, interceding with the Father to protect us from the evil one: “But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail” (Lk 22, 32). Jesus said these words to Peter, but they are addressed to every person who wants to be mystically united with Christ; we can count on Him in our weaknesses.
– We, too, must pray to God but not with any prayer. Between Jesus and ourselves a life of faith, hope and love must flow: it means relying on Him, desiring to rise to God the Father with Him. Jesus said to his Disciples: “Pray that you may not undergo the test” (Lk 22, 40). Thus, prayer enables us to be active and involved in the Spirit of Christ; one heart and one soul.
– Let us manifest our identity as children of God even in trials, even when we lose everything, even our life! This way, we become witnesses of God and overcome the evil one. Jesus was questioned and condemned to death, by the Sanhedrin, the Jewish Tribunal, who asked Him whether He was the Son of God. He answered, “You are saying it! I am He!” (Lk 22, 70).
– Let us try to look beyond our own emotions, and let us embrace the whole truth. Jesus leads us in this way: “Women of Jerusalem, do not weep for me. Rather weep for yourselves and for your children …“ (Lk 23, 28). Living and working in the truth makes us people of integrity.
– Let us strive to operate like God: let us forgive those who hurt us, those who harm us or condemn us to death: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” (Lk, 23, 32-38). This way we heal the deep wounds of humanity and participate in the new creation. What a great divine power is released in us when we perform an act of forgiveness!
– Let us go beyond human justice! Thus, we can elevate ourselves to God and instantly open up for the others a rapid path towards Him. One of the crucified criminals beside Jesus prayed like this: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!” Jesus answered, “I assure you that today you will be with me in paradise” (Lk 23: 42-43).
– Let us also entrust our spirit to God, the spirit of life, while we die to ourselves. Then, the Trinitarian omnipotence will act freely within us: “Father, into your hands I commit my life” (Lk 23, 46).
2) Thus, united with the Spirit of Christ, we are spiritually resurrected. We walk along the path that leads us to the wonders of infinity without ever retreating. Our spirit, guided by the Spirit of Christ, will discover the new creation every day, which arises within us and through us and involves the whole universe.
At this point, I suggest that you read a fascinating experience made by Stefania Caterina, take from one of her books: “With St. Francis on the new planet.” Before you read it, and every time you want to immerse yourselves into the wonderful love of God in you, I suggest you pray the Holy Spirit with these words:
“O Living Spirit of the Eternal God,
in you I adore the Trinity!
I adore your wisdom
that is in You from eternity.
I recognize your light
that enlightens every soul.
I beg You, who are the only prayer in me,
to pray incessantly.
With Your eternal Word,
in the silence,
be my eternal adoration.
Fill me with faith and hope.
You, the only Love, be my love in me!
Guide me so that I will be faithful,
for all my life,
only to the One and Triune God.
I will also pray for you and with you. I wish you a Happy Easter and I accompany you with the blessing of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
With Saint Francis on the New Planet
It was the night between 3 and 4 October 2009, the eve of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. He is particularly dear to me, and He is the Patron of my Country, Italy. It was about three o’clock when I woke up. I felt peace and joy in me. I started to pray, invoking especially St. Francis. Suddenly, I found myself in spirit on a beautiful planet. I was sure that it was not just a place that I did not know, but a totally new, inviolate reality. It looked like God had just created it, and so I thought to call that place “The new planet”.
Next to me, St. Francis appeared, dressed as I usually see him, that is, with a humble tunic. We were next to each other on a hill from which we could see a fantastic landscape and an infinite horizon. St. Francis pointed to it with his hand and said, “Now you will know this place, prepared for the new humanity, redeemed by the blood of Christ and united with Him. All of creation will be transformed in this way.”
We walked deeper into the nature surrounding us. Wrapped in great silence, we were walking side by side. St. Francis smiled at me without speaking. At a certain point, he told me to continue walking alone because his task was finished. Now it was up to me to enter into a living relationship with the surrounding environment.
I kept walking, entering deeper into the marvel that was opening up in front of me: immense fragrant woods, wide plains, hills and mountains. I observed the lush, awesome, uncontaminated nature. I could see crystal clear water, gushing everywhere. I continuously encountered lakes, rivers and waterfalls. I crossed incredibly green meadows, and the flowers were opening as I was passing by as if they were blooming in that instant. I understood that this was nature’s way to welcome me; I perceived absolute harmony between me and creation, as if we understood each other and were aware of each other’s needs. I cannot explain it better in words.
The same happened with the animals as more and more of them came towards me. Many of them resembled those on Earth, but others were different. I saw horses, bears, dogs, similar to ours but much more beautiful and harmonious. Suddenly, a pack of wolves approached me, but they were more like docile dogs than wolves and not frightening at all. We were looking at each other, and I could feel very clearly, what they wanted me to understand, even though they could not speak. In fact, with their snout, they kept pushing their puppies towards me so that I would bless them; I knew they wanted my blessing. While I was blessing and caressing those beautiful animals, I was filled with strength and immense happiness. Their big eyes expressed love and gratitude. I will never forget this scene, which is deeply engraved in my heart.
The area was truly immense, so much so that I wondered if I would ever be able to explore it. Suddenly, I saw a wonderful white horse coming closer to me, kneeling in front of me and making me understand that I could jump on it and ride it, and so I did. It carried me gently, and we were happy to be together. We arrived at a great lake, and I got off the horse after thanking it and blessing it. As I approached the shore of the lake, I could see fish darting out of the water. The amazing thing, different than on Earth, was that these fish could stay both in and out of the water. A big fish, similar to a whale calf, was lying on the shore next to me and gave me to understand that I could sit on its back, and so I did. Thanks to it, I crossed the lake far and wide, which looked huge to me. A big river, full of clear water was flowing into the lake. We followed its course up to the spring.
Then, I found myself in a vast meadow, full of fruit trees that I did not know. I had never seen anything like that. No tree was like the other; each was a different height and the fruits varied in size and colour. I wanted to taste these fruits; some were within my reach, others were not and I was not able to pick them. Then, a little monkey, similar to those on Earth, appeared among the branches. She brought her cubs to me. I caressed and blessed them as usual. Then the monkey rapidly climbed up different trees, gathered various fruits and brought them to me. I tasted them and found that their flavour was completely new to me. I could not compare it to any other fruit I knew. It gave me such a sense of satiation that I felt like I did not need anything else. I felt neither hunger nor thirst. However, the most amazing thing was that the picked fruit immediately grew back. The plant immediately replaced the fruit just picked with a new one. What generous nature! I could not help but think of the hard work of our farmers in order to harvest the fruits of the earth and of their battle against natural disasters. What a difficult relationship there is between the people of the Earth and nature! Then I tasted the clear water flowing everywhere. It looked like crystal and it tasted different from our water; besides immediately quenching my thirst, it made me feel like it was healing me inside.
What impressed me of the nature of this planet is the extraordinary beauty and harmony of every creature: plants, animals, water, and so on. I did not see any clouds, nor rain or storms. Everything was calm and serene; everything was in its place. Every creature seemed to be was ready to come to me, to give me help and receive help, like those animals, which wanted me to bless their cubs. A mutual exchange of peace and tenderness. I assure you, what I saw was truly unforgettable.
One more thing struck me: I did not see the sea, as if it did not exist. Later on, St. Raphael explained to me that the sea is treacherous and mysterious; you never know what it holds within itself. It resembles the heart of the man of the Earth. In the new creation, however, nature will also be renewed and transformed like man. There will be no pitfalls or terrible secrets anymore; nature will be an open book, which man will be able to read and understand thoroughly. Then, the experience ended and I found myself back in my room. The next day, I continued to reflect on the experience I made the night before, and I prayed to thank and ask for light.
 See Message of St. Michael the Archangel of March 17, 2013 entitled “I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them”, published on this website
 Translated from the book by Stefania Caterina, “Riscrivere la storia – Vol. I – Nel pensiero di Dio“, Luci dell’Esodo, 2010, Chap. 7, p. 116; the book is available in Italian