The Window of Heaven
Dear Catholic Fam, I'm watching Governor Polis put us into home detention as I write! I waited also to hear back from diocese this week to confirm what was to be expected: the window of Heaven will open over you all, not Easter 2020, but Pentecost 2020!! Please inform your godparents and/or family about this change in time. What does this mean? A few more weeks and preparation, and unusual bragging rights to be the only class to enter in Pentecost in many generations. You will be bonded with the Holy Spirit in a special way!! Pentecost is May 31st of this year, but I believe it will be on the Vigil of Pentecost, so May 30th that you will receive. I will keep you up to date.
As far as preparation, I believe you all have the Catechsim's I gave you, no? Well, start reading! Let's go to the Sacrament of Confirmation. It's in Part Two: The Celebration of the Christian Mystery; Section 2: The Seven Sacraments; Article 2 The Sacrament of Confirmation. Pay attention to the citations, especially the biblical ones. On New Advent website you can also access Father of the Church.
Preparation should above all be in slow and focused prayer, attentive reading of the Gospels (I would suggest a special focus on the Gospel of St John) and New Testament writings, finding a saint to be a friend for life, extra focus on being a 'do gooder', and following the daily/weekly liturgical calendar from time to time. The Holy Spirit will be your best friend, and will reveal take you into the Heart of Christ Himself.
Having said that, today is a special feast day: The Annunciation:
It is a very supernatural feast day. Mary is called the Ark of the Covenant and Spouse of the Holy Spirit. This is where Heaven and Earth was bridged by the decent of the pure Love and Goodness of God towards humanity and healed our nature radically. But not only did it heal it in the Incarnation of Jesus in Mary's Heart and womb, it elevated human nature to a new and amazing relation with the Holy Trinity. God makes us His sons/daughters; friends; and spouses with Himself in a way that makes us like the angels in glory.
To be sure, when we draw close to Mary's Heart like the Archangel Gabriel did, and surely St Joseph as Her husband, we enter into the mystery of the fusion of God's Love and Wisdom in a human heart: Jesus! As True God and True Man He makes us capable of becoming like God Himself in His Unity and Trinity. I pray that we all grow to appreciate and learn how great a mystery is the Incarnation of Jesus in Mary by the Holy Spirit! It never ends! And what's nice is that you all are part of it!! He wants you in the ball game and to share in it on earth, irradiate it to others, and win the race of life!!
Now that my little rap is over, please return to your binge watching! I kid. No one on one meetings for now as we are under statewide restrictions but I will call you all so be ready! Please pray for Colorado and pray for Europe and the World. Thanks for your patience and fidelity to Our Lord.
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Our Lady of Fatima
on Wednesday, March 25 at 5:15PM