We meet for the first time at 11.00am and Fr _______ is able to come. As usual we read the message of the Blessed Mother given to us the previous month. We exchange and share between us before the recitation of the Rosary begins. I feel a very quiet happiness at seeing two priests at our gathering.
During the recitation of the Rosary the Blessed Mother comes. She is again standing in the water surrounded by what to me appears to be thousands of Holy Souls, all praying and looking towards her. She speaks:
Give glory to God, the Father, the Almighty with every breath that you take from the innermost of your soul! If you could only know how great is the glory of God, your Father and the happiness and magnificence of the Kingdom which never ends, children of God, you would never hesitate to do that which my son has shown you how to do, which is all that God requires of you. You would prostrate yourselves and beg for the coming of the Lord and the end of all evil!
She smiles and shows me what perfect happiness is in the Kingdom. My mind appears to expand and what I see I cannot describe. All I can say is that it is greater than I can absorb. It is so great that I hurt because I cannot comprehend. I am so happy and I feel that I can do anything! I long to go to her. She speaks again:
This is the principal reason that the Father sends me to you to ask you to repent your sins and forgive each other and take up your inheritance. If you repent sincerely with your priest all your faults and mistakes, those of the present and the past and if you keep the Law of God, the Kingdom of God is your home.
Know that with repentance, comes sorrow for all your mistakes. Say this to the Archbishop, and this is an answer to what he prays with regards to the Church and its duties for the salvation of souls. Do not allow time to be wasted in idle considerations and arguments as to the rites of repentance, first or third. Repentance is born in the prayerful soul and conveyed to the priest. There are no sins which the Father will not forgive. Through the priest comes reconciliation with God. Reconciliation to God is the personal fruit of each among you.
Forgiveness and reconciliation takes place between the individual and God and the priest alone has the power to forgive each sin, individually. This is at the command of Jesus, my son. Not even I can do this for you. I cannot forgive your sin!
The priest receives your confession, exhorts you to repentance and sorrow so that you may learn not to sin again! Many are the fruits of a good reconciliation between God and the individual soul, and the major is that you regain the ability to discriminate against sin!
She smiles and leaves. I have a deep need to follow her.