The Advocate, the Spirit of Truth
May 11, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Gospel today begins this way:
Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning…(John 15:26-27)
Jesus knows that He ascends to the Father, there will break out a vicious war to stop His disciples. He knows this because He knows His enemy, the Devil. There is no way that the Devil will allow the Good News of Jesus to be spread, without a fight. This is the undoing of all his plans. And so Jesus prepared His Apostles and Disciples for that fight.
The first preparation for His followers was to recognize the Holy Spirit and receive Him. The Holy Spirit would be able to guide them through all their confrontations with the enemy, and to give them power from on high. It is no different today. We must receive the Holy Spirit in order to grow in holiness and to stand in the battle for souls.
Our Lady has spoken very often about the Holy Spirit. Here are five messages that we can pray over maybe during our rosaries.
November 8, 1984 “Dear children! You are not conscious of the messages which God is sending you through me. He is giving you great graces and you do not comprehend them. Pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment. If you only knew how great are the graces God is granting you, you would be praying without ceasing. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
April 17, 1986 “Dear children! You are absorbed with material things, but in the material you lose everything that God wishes to give you… I call you, dear children, to pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit which are necessary for you now in order to be able to give witness to my presence here and to all that I am giving you. Dear children, let go to me so I can lead you completely. Don’t be absorbed with material things. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May 25, 1993 “Dear children! Today I invite you to open yourselves to God by means of prayer so the Holy Spirit may begin to work miracles in you and through you. I am with you and I intercede before God for each one of you because, dear children, each one of you is important in my plan of salvation. I invite you to be carriers of good and peace. God can give you peace only if you convert and pray. Therefore, my dear little children, pray, pray, pray and do that which the Holy Spirit inspires you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May 25, 1998 “Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow Him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in His plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May 25, 2000 “Dear children! I rejoice with you and in this time of grace I call you to spiritual renewal. Pray, little children, that the Holy Spirit may come to dwell in you in fullness, so that you may be able to witness in joy to all those who are far from faith. Especially, little children, pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that in the spirit of love, every day and in each situation, you may be closer to your fellow-man; and that in wisdom and love you may overcome every difficulty. I am with you and I intercede for each of you before Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Come Holy Spirit!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!