Holy Love Ministry
September 19, 2017
Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:
"I am here - Lord of the important and the unimportant - the proud and the humble. I am the Refuge and Protector of the Remnant Faithful and of all who hold wisdom and Truth in their hearts. I am Lord of those who are misled by their own opinions."
"Decades ago I sent the Holy Mother to earth requesting the title 'Protectress of the Faith'. It was summarily dismissed as unnecessary and unimportant.* So, I am coming here** as Protector of the Remnant Faithful. I do not seek earthly approval. I seek the souls who are confused by earthly challenges of the Faith. I desire they come into My Paternal Heart as a safe Refuge and be united in the Truth. Those leaders who reign over confusion and do not attempt to reconcile it with the Truth are answerable to Me. I show no partiality towards power in the world. Rather, those in positions of great influence have much more to answer for."
"The Tenets of Faith and My Commandments will not change to suit an erring population. I pay no deference to pleasing people. I wait patiently for people to please Me through obedience"
"Protecting the faith, which was deemed unnecessary in the past, has taken on all importance, as the popular challenges of the Faith are supported by those in leadership roles. Answerable to Me are those who compromise the Truth and abuse authority. I cannot state it more clearly."
During his office as Patriarch of Jerusalem from 1206 to 1214, Albert Avogadro wrote a Rule for the hermits living on Mount Carmel. The Rule of Saint Albert is still in use as the Rule for Carmelites. Returning to what she called "the primitive Rule," meaning the unmitigated Rule, became for Saint Teresa of Avila a priority for her reform of the Order in the 1500s. For her at that time, keeping the primitive Rule meant that the nuns should have no possessions of their own, that they should live on alms and not on an income, and that they should not eat meat. Also, the spirit of enclosure was embodied in the primitive Rule with the stipulation that the hermits, when not engaged in necessary work for the community, should remain alone in their cells "pondering the law of the Lord." The eremitic spirituality was the basis of their contemplative ideal of solitude and silence, which the reforming Saint sought to imitate and revive. Saint Albert was murdered at Acre while processing with Christians.
Excerpt from The Rule of Saint Albert: You may have foundations in deserts, or wherever they shall be given to you, suitable and adaptable to the observance of your rule, as the prior and the other religious shall judge proper. Moreover, each one shall have a separate cell, in the place wherein you propose to live, which shall be assigned to him by the order of the Prior, and with the consent of the other religious, or the more capable part of them. But you shall all assemble in the refectory to take in common the food which shall be given to you, while hearing some part of Holy Scripture read, when this can be conveniently done. No religious shall leave the cell assigned to him or exchange it with another without leave from the Prior. The cell of the Prior shall be at the entrance of the monastery, in order that he may be the first to meet those who come there and everything shall be done according to his will and direction. Each one shall remain in his cell or near it, meditating day and night on the Law of the Lord and watching in prayer, unless otherwise justly occupied.
Christ Is Bridegroom of the Church
“As the Redeemer of the world, Christ is the Bridegroom of the Church. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of our Redemption. It is the Sacrament of the Bridegroom and the Bride. The Eucharist makes present and realizes anew in a sacramental manner the redemptive act of Christ, Who ‘creates’ the Church, His body. Christ is united with this ‘body’ as the bridegroom with the bride. All this is contained in the Letter to the Ephesians. The perennial ‘unity of the two’ that exists between man and woman from the very ‘beginning’ is introduced into the ‘great mystery’ of Christ and of the Church. … Although the Church possesses a hierarchical structure, nevertheless this structure is totally ordered to the holiness of Christ’s members. And holiness is measured according to the ‘great mystery’ in which the Bride responds with the gift of love to the gift of the Bridegroom.’
“This concerns everyone in the Church, women as well as men. It obviously concerns those who share in the ministerial priesthood, which is characterized by service. In the context of the ‘great mystery’ of Christ and the Church, all are called to respond – as a bride – with the gift of their lives to the inexpressible gift of the love of Christ, Who alone, as the Redeemer of the world, is the Church’s Bridegroom. The ‘royal priesthood,’ which is universal, at the same time expresses the gift of the Bride (Mulieris Dignitatem VII 26 - 27).”
In its innocence her soul turned spontaneously to God, and seemed able to find rest in Him alone. In her, utter purity was joined to profound humility and she genuinely loved to be disregarded and despised. She did not simply bear humiliations, she rejoiced in them. Her purity of heart and her lowliness of spirit earned for her a high degree of charity, and this rapidly increased until her ardor became truly seraphic and she could hardly speak of God without her face becoming suffused with joy. Her love of God went hand in hand with a deep love for her neighbor and especially for sinners, on whose behalf she offered herself unreservedly to God as a victim. Her unassuming kindness and complete self-denial for the sake of her sisters in religion, especially the sick, were such that she was regarded as an angel of charity. The fires of her love were fed principally by the Eucharist, and she looked forward with longing to her communions. She was also especially devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion which did much to curb the advances of Jansenism at that time in Tuscany. She was utterly devoted to Our Lady, whom she regarded as the model and protectress of her own virginal purity. She was endowed to a high degree with the gift of contemplative prayer, and daily grew closer to God, as though reflecting the glory of the eternity she was fast approaching. As her life neared its end this true daughter of the holy Mother Teresa and faithful disciple of Saint John of the Cross was called upon through a mystical martyrdom of the spirit to resemble her crucified Spouse yet more closely. It was the very intensity of her love which caused this martyrdom, for the more fervent love becomes the more unrelenting it spurs the soul on to further love, and since no love of ours can match God's infinite loveableness, such a soul suffers exquisite torments from its insatiable thirst for greater love, and seems to itself to be wrapped in impenetrable darkness and to be totally lacking in love for God. In fact, the greater the love, the less it seems to itself to be. It is the soul that is truly "nailed to the cross with Christ" by this supreme martyrdom of the heart that wins for itself and for others the choicest fruits of redemption. Such souls by their silent apostolate of suffering, love and prayer, are foremost in the benefits they obtain for mankind and are the purest and most exalted in the whole Church. [From the Decree of Canonization. Teresa Margaret Redi died in the Carmelite monastery of Florence, Italy, at the age of twenty-three in 1770.]
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