Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

11 February 2019

Stefania Caterina and Fr Tomislav Vlašić

Father Tomislav: Dearest Brothers and Sisters; as we have said, we will celebrate in a special way all the feasts of this year in communion with the whole universe. Today we celebrate the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady who appeared in Lourdes. We want to bless God for creating Her immaculate from the moment of Her conception; we bless God for sending Her and for letting Her stay in the midst of His people.

I would like to refer to the message of 13 February 2017[1], and I hope that you have read it, meditated on it and sought God. It is a short message, but it contains the essential point: all great saints always returned to that essence which liberates from rationality, uncontrolled emotions, from all that invades our deepest innermost place. The title of the message is “God Exists”. God exists for those who seek Him and for those who do not seek Him; however, those who seek Him will feel Him. He is alive and working in all circumstance we find ourselves in. And Our Lady also said that She is alive and not a lifeless statue.

Having this approach is fundamental if we want to go through this book[2] which leads us into the mystery of God and the mystery of our life. This mystery is transformed by the light so that we reach the light; the eternal light which gives the fullness of life.

This year the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes occurs in a week when the first reading speaks about creation.[3] Redemption is announced by a woman. In the past, before the coming of Jesus Christ, every righteous man anticipated the redemption and could find God. With the coming of Jesus Christ everything happens through the Immaculate Conception, the Immaculate Mother, and no one will enter the new creation except through the Immaculate Mother as we have heard in the first message of 1 January of this year where Our Lady explains that She generates all of us.[4]

Thus, it is very important to have this fundamental approach: God is alive and wants to speak to us; Our Lady is alive and beside us to help us; all the saints and the instruments of God are in action around us and we can feel the life in the way our Immaculate Mother felt it; the life that springs from Her Heart to prepare us and cover our weaknesses.

So, with this approach we look at the second message of 13 March 2017, “God listens and understands”. This message is also short but it contains the fundamental point. Our Lady wants to teach us how to pray. Thus, prayer is not just recital; we can recite our prayer and still express ourselves. Each one of us, every nucleus, the Foundation[5], all groups should express themselves in their divine originality. This is fundamental, otherwise we cannot rise up, our faculties cannot be awakened so that we may emerge before God in the Holy Spirit. Let’s listen.

 “My Dear Children,

Today I want to tell you that GOD LISTENS AND UNDERSTANDS. He listens to your prayers and understands your needs. You must 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 feat. 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 make you understand what you should correct in yourselves; there is always something to correct.”

Careful: let us entrust our problems to God and eliminate our sins. It is up to us to hand them over to God and not keep to them to ourselves; it is up to us to offer the sins of humanity to God and pray for forgiveness so that the people are liberated from their sins. If you don’t eliminate the disorder within yourselves, you remain in your own death. St. John said in the Gospel: “Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death” (John 8,51).  We have to be aware of the disorder that is within ourselves, the sin, the evil and how we react towards the others. Only then can we proceed in prayer.

 “Ask God for help but do not impose your solutions on Him.” Very often we pray while we are thinking of our solutions, and, instead of being open we want to force God to do our will. But life must be handed over to the One who generates it. Therein lies the challenge of getting out of this deceitful world which locks you up in a subtle egocentrism. God has the best solutions for you.

Today there are two aspects to underline: people go to Lourdes to be healed. They join organised pilgrimages for ill people, and that’s good; however, humanity will not be healed without the immaculateness of life. We believe that we will enter the new creation by focusing on our solutions. Yet, we will not enter the new creation without an immaculate life. Therefore, today we can understand why Our Lady manifested Herself to humanity over a century ago. She did it to encourage us to move forward towards the new creation.

Those who believe that they belong to the new people must be aware of this programme, and they are called to prepare the way for the glorious Christ. The must understand that they cannot do it without the Immaculate Mother, without being in Her Immaculate Heart; we must offer our lives for Her pure intentions which lead us towards the will of God. In this day it is very important to understand that by understanding this we become part of the choral prayer of the whole universe which is united in the Immaculate Heart of Mary and in immaculateness which is a grace given by the Immaculate Mother.

 “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.”

This is a fundamental passage, and here we find the positive meaning of “stripping ourselves” of the our old ideas, which is positive because then everything is reborn in us: by handing our life, all our intentions and wishes over to God so that He may transform our spirit with the power of the Holy Spirit, the living water begins to gush out as St. John mentions in the Revelations: “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb …” (Rev 22,1).

 “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, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

It is fundamental that we give our life to God as this allows the action of God to happen. When we desire it sincerely, everything is unlocked within us and the action of the Holy Trinity begins. The action of the Most Holy Trinity enters into us: the Son presents us to the Father, the Father sends the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit awakens life in us.

We can say a lot of empty prayers. Our Lady says: Believe in what I say to you and your prayers will rise to Heaven and open the Heart of My Son.” This is very important. The one who understands it will enter a continuous relationship with God, and he will be given thoughts, desires and graces during the whole day, not only when we prays. If we live prayer like Our Lady has told us we are immersed in God and the Most Holy Trinity, who will act within us and through us, all day long, day and night.

So, I invite you to proceed on the path given by this little book. I will not read all the messages, of course. I will try to choose what is useful for you. I want to walk with you to discover the mystery of the Creator, the Saviour, the Sanctifier who heal us and all humanity. The people who belong to the Church of the Earth in the whole Universe shall manifest this truth and open the way for those who want to walk this path.

Thanks to the intercession of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, our Mother who is with us and accompanies us towards the new creation, the Lord may bless you, send you the Holy Spirit and teach you to live a new life, to overcome all obstacles on the way and weaken all evil you perceive around you; in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

[1] The message of Our Lady has been published on our website https://towardsthenewcreation.com/2017/03/

[2] Referring to the book that contains the messages of the Mother of Humanity, “Life Without God Is not Life”

[3] Gen 1 – 3

[4] “I generate you because I am our Mother”

[5] The Foundation “Fortress of the Immaculate”