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Donna-Marie: Susan, can you please give us an overview of your beautiful book?
3) I took these eloquent writings and pulled out the gems. From that I created the selected Scripture, Meditations and Reflections for each one. You can use this book however you like---as a daily devotional, as a year-round- “novena” (to follow the seasons) --- or just pick it up and read it as the Spirit leads you.
Moms can form kind and merciful hearts in their children and grandchildren. They will have planted the seed of reverence and in due time this will manifest itself and will assure them of their suffrages. Go to the cemetery as a family. Pray the Eternal Rest Prayer before and after meals.
Here is a meditation from May 31st- Best Safeguard-Devotion to Our Lady:
She brings them refreshment. I wanted to talk with them some more, but my Guardian Angel beckoned me to leave. We went out of that prison of suffering. [I heard an interior voice] which said, My mercy does not want this, but justice demands it. Since that time, I am in closer communion with the suffering souls”--St. Faustina (Diary, 20).
St. Philip Neri could not support the ardor of the fire that the love of God kindled within him. While fervently praying in the catacombs around 1545, he experienced an ecstasy when his heart was enlarged; two ribs were broken to make room for his enlarged heart, which was filled with spirit, love, joy and cheer. To ease the burning he would uncover his breast in the cold.
St. Faustina said: “I feel some kind of fire in my heart…An extraordinary suffering pervades my soul together with a joy I cannot compare to anything: (Diary, 432).
Blessed Mary of Providence shared: “Today I feel as though my hands were on fire. I am burning! … My God, I burn with love for You! I feel within me an inconceivable hunger and thirst for God.”
also a powerful novena. Extraordinary graces are granted under the protection of St. Joseph!
- The fire that is described by the saints is a positive fire. A burning love for God. I call it GOD FIRE.
- Another concept everyone agrees to is that the holy souls need our prayers. Especially in this priority: The Mass, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and Eucharistic Adoration. There are indulgences that are attached with these means that we can apply to the holy souls. Learn about the Saints and their devotion to the suffering souls. I call them the Pillars of Devotion. Our other books meet these needs for the holy souls in purgatory.
- Why do we pray for them? What do they do for us?