Woman, why are you weeping?
April 11, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Gospel retells that glorious moment when Mary Magdalene was weeping before the empty tomb, wondering where the body of Jesus had gone, only to find out that Jesus was alive and standing before her! All her sorrow was turned into elation!!! Jesus is alive!
Mary Magdalene stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the Body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher. Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and then reported what he had told her. (John 20:11-18)
Don’t we tremble with joy as we read this Gospel. All Mary Magdalene’s worst fears are transformed into Joy!!! Our Lady wants us to be transformed as well, into that joy. In this message she shares her hopes and desires for us:
May 2, 2019
with a motherly love I am calling you
to respond to the great love of my Son,
with pure and open hearts,
with complete trust.
I know the greatness of His love.
I carried Him within me,
the Host in the heart,
the light and the love of the world.
also my addressing you is a sign
of the love and tenderness of the Heavenly Father –
a big smile filled with the love of my Son,
a call to eternal life.
Out of love,
the Blood of my Son was shed for you.
That Precious Blood is for your salvation,
for eternal life.
The Heavenly Father created man
for eternal happiness.
It is not possible for you
who know the love of my Son
and who follow Him
my Son is alive.
Therefore, my children,
apostles of my love,
may prayer show you the way and the means
of spreading the love of my Son –
prayer in the most exalted form.
also when you strive to live the words of my Son,
you are praying.
When you love the people whom you meet,
you are spreading the love of my Son.
It is love that opens the doors of Paradise.
from the beginning,
I prayed for the Church.
Therefore, I am also calling you,
apostles of my love,to pray for the Church and her servants –
for those whom my Son called.
Our Lady tells us that “Life triumphed; my Son is alive!” This is the key to our joy and hope. Jesus is alive!
God bless you and keep you!!