The open soul for the Holy Spirit


By Stefania Caterina and Fr. Tomislav Vlašić

Father Tomislav: Dearest brothers and sisters, the title of our reflection today is “The open soul for the Holy Spirit”. Our reflection is not meant to be general: we want to speak about the deepest place in every man, believer or non-believer, and the full realisation of one’s life. We will speak about our times in which grace is acting powerfully speeding up the recapitulation of the entire universe in Christ, in a time when God is predicting the new creation through Jesus Christ.

To participate in this grace, to reach the fullness, the eternal life in fullness God offers our complete participation is needed. Let us begin with the words the Church proposes in this liturgical time and that we have heard these days in the gospel of St. John the apostle.

Stefania Caterina:   We will take a passage of John, chapter 4, verses 23 to 26:  “’Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I am he, the one who is speaking to you.’”

Father Tomislav:  It reports the conversation of Jesus with the Samaritan woman. As we know, the Samaritans and the Jews did not speak to each other; they despised each other; they had a barrier in them. Also the apostles were shocked when Jesus spoke to a Samaritan who was even a woman. There are many barriers in man, many prejudices. Man is living in a haze; for that reason, God rescues man. The Samaritan, even though unaware of it, met the Messiah, Jesus Christ. He showed her the way in the Holy Spirit that guides every man who opens himself up for Jesus Christ, because through His Passion, death, resurrection and ascension to Heaven Jesus Christ sends the Holy Spirit to those who join His life; thus, Jesus shows them to the Father in the Holy Spirit. Continue reading

“The Relationship between Spirit and Soul”

14 March 2017

By Stefania Caterina and Fr. Tomislav Vlašić

Father Tomislav: Dearest brothers and sisters, we will continue with our topic “The new man in Christ”. The last time we spoke about “God in the spirit of man”. Today we will speak about “The relationship between spirit and soul”. We are still continuing our path towards the recapitulation of the whole universe in Christ, our battle against the spirit of evil, the spirit of the Antichrist; these times are important because once we are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit we can counter any kind of action of the evil.

Stefania Caterina: First of all, we may wonder what the soul is. We can define it as the immaterial part of our being which, on the other hand, sustains the life of our body and transmits life to our body. The soul is immortal and after our death the soul continues to live in a supernatural dimension. The soul has three powers: memory, intellect and will. By means of these powers the soul expresses the image and the likeness of God and carries out all impulses that come from the spirit – we are referring to the spirit of man that is at the centre of the soul. Let us listen to the words of St. Raphael referring to the spirit in the soul of man; this is taken from the book “In the Mind of God”[1] on page 36:

“In his spirit man stands face to face with God, for there God manifests Himself to man. It is your “tent of meeting”, the one where Moses spoke face to face with God[2]. The spirit it the space of your being where God lives. The relationship between God and the soul is a vital relationship, for the spirit gives life to the soul; it transmits to the soul what it receives from the Holy Spirit. Through its three powers, memory, intellect and will, the soul works out what it receives from the spirit and transmits the content to the brain, the physical organ designed to transform the spiritual impulses into commands to pass on to the body.” Continue reading

Message of the Mother of Humanity of 13 March 2017 to Stefania Caterina

“My Dear Children,

Today I want to tell you that GOD LISTENS AND UNDERSTANDS. He listens to your prayers and understands your needs. However, you have to learn to pray in the right way. I will explain to you how to pray: submit to God the problems and needs that trouble you and leave them to Him; leave your sins and those of others at His feet. Ask God for help but do not impose your solutions on Him. God has His own solutions which are always better than yours. In every trial, first of all, ask God to help you understand what you should correct in yourselves; there is always something to correct.

Then put all in His hands, let things happen as they come and stop worrying. You will enter the peace of God, and you will see things in a different light. The Holy Spirit will inspire you with new purposes and new ideas; the solutions will appear before your eyes easily and without difficulties.

Be sure that God listens to the prayers of those who have faith. When you ask for God’s help with trust, He begins to help you in the very moment you turn to Him. Believe in what I say to you and your prayers will rise to Heaven and open the Heart of My Son. He will ask the Father for what is right for you, and the Father will give it to you in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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

“God in the Spirit of Man”

07 March 2017

By Stefania Caterina and Fr. Tomislav Vlašić

Father Tomislav: Dearest brothers and sisters, we have begun to develop the subject of “The New Man in Christ” and we will continue with it until the feast of the Most Holy Trinity by looking at different aspects. Today’s subject is “God in the Spirit of Man”. The new man in Christ is blameless in Christ; the blameless man is made of spirit, soul and body. This is what St. Paul speaks about and he reminds us of this:

Stefania Caterina: From the first letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 5, 23-24: “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”

So, brothers and sisters, we wonder what the spirit of man is and where it is. We will listen to the words St. Raphael addressed to us in the book “In the Mind of God”[1] on page 35: “The essence of man, his most profound identity resides in his spirit, in the nucleus at the center of the soul where the divine Guest lives, the Holy Spirit. The spirit is the most sacred place in man.” Thus, you see, this is something that we often do not keep in mind enough; we speak about the soul and very rarely about the spirit; yet, the spirit is the most sacred place, the center of the soul, which may be called the soul of the soul, where the Holy Spirit acts, lives, wants to be present in us to give us all impulses and the whole life of God, His love and His power. Continue reading