St. Vincent Ferrer

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Almighty God of Love reigns forever and ever in the everlasting Kingdom of Heaven! His precious Blood, flowing perpetually from His pierced Heart, is poured out, like a flowing river, onto the tip of the earth, covering it, and falling to its base. His Sacred Heart is forever filled with love for man, whose name is imprinted on His Heart. Yet Divine Love is starving, starving! His sweet, gentle words: “I thirst”. Yes, Divine Love thirsts for love, for adoration, for souls, for their entry into the bosom of Abraham. Nay, even more delightful! Into the Wedding Feast of the Lamb and His Bride! Alas, this sweet and sorrowful King, Whom His crown was a circle of thorns and Whom His bed was a wooden cross, pants with anguish. Himself, Love Incarnate, is what He gave, what He has given, and what He continues to give to the world, that absolute and adorable pearl of great price, and is met with disdain, indifference, and hatred by most men. He loved all! Yet is loved by very few! As a response to this crime against Love, many noble souls seize it upon themselves to satisfy His Divine Justice, asking for Him to pour His Divine Mercy upon souls that offend Him. Yet these noble souls neglect something of a much greater importance. Why dost thou desire to appease sinners, but not thy God, who “was never without sorrow or suffering” then and is never without sorrow or suffering now? Thou hast much zeal for souls. Where is thy zeal for God? Thou hast much love for souls. Where is thy love for God? Where is the mercy that is shown to sinners, to God? Who was it Who said, “Have pity on Me”? O hear ye, hear ye!  Men of the earth! The Child Savior wants pity from mere humans! O how simple and humble is Our Child Savior! How glorious is He in His humility and simplicity! O noble souls, why not satisfy the Heart of God, bruised by the ingratitude of poor sinners, by the offering of one’s self? When one hears an unkind or blasphemous word, why not say, in the depths of one’s heart one Ave Jesu and one Ave Maria? It will soothe and gladden His Little Heart, since children are pleased by the littlest of things. Even more worthy, a glance or a sigh of love towards any of the numerous arrays of His Images suffices!  Let thy Love see thy love in secret and He will bless thee.  Hear ye! Hear ye! Where is the soul who wishes to appease and please God before all of mankind? Where is the soul who wishes to satisfy Divine Love for all the affronts He has suffered from sinners? Where is the soul who wishes to make a gift of himself to Divine Love in order for Him to be loved and for the salvation of souls? Where is the Veronica who will offer her veil to the suffering Spouse of the Church and wipe His Face clean from the outrages of profaners and the impious? Where is the soul who will wash the King’s Feet with her tears and kiss Them, wipe Them with her hair, and anoint Them with ointment? That is the purpose of this pleading canticle.

Divine Love commands: “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me”.

Arise, little souls! Regardless of thy station and duties in life, thou art charged with contemplating God and the things of Him, following the Child Savior and imitating Him in thy short pilgrimage on earth, so that by Him abiding in thy hearts, as He dost in the tabernacle, hidden for love of men, thou may receive salvation from Him who is the Lover of souls.

THIS IS A DECREE FROM ALMIGHTY GOD THROUGH MARY, OUR LADY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN AND ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, PRINCE OF THE HEAVENLY HOST, SENT TO ME, THE ANGEL OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS CHRIST, TO DELIVER THIS MESSAGE TO MANKIND FOR THEIR ETERNAL SALVATION AND PERMANENT BLISS IN HEAVEN.

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