I am late in posting this - have been busy but also have been praying. I have a prayer room and outside my prayer room in the hallway, is an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe which I received as a gift about 25 years ago. In our previous house, I placed a card with the words to Juan Diego in the corner so that I could read them and be encouraged by them. I read them this morning and felt such peace. I wanted to share this with all of you during these hard times. The words are:
"Hear me and understand well, my little son, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish?"
These words were spoken to him when he was saddened at his uncle's illness and feared his death. But she told him, he would not die.
These are words for us today! We have been asked at Fatima to consecrate everything including ourselves to Her Immaculate Heart for love and protection. We can show our consecration by wearing Her Brown Scapular and being committed to praying the prayers of Reparation daily and participating in the Five First Saturdays
Let us thank the Eternal Father for Her and for His Son Jesus Christ Who shed His Blood for us. May we be faithful to wearing the Brown Scapular and to the Reparation Prayers taught at Fatima for our times. May we live as true Carmelites being prayerful for our families and the world during a time that is growing cold by the second.
May Our Lady of Mt. Carmel send forth the graces of Her Divine Son to all the world and may it be ignited with the Flame of His Divine Love! Happy Feast Day Everyone!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!