The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) My children, here I am on this beautiful day to address my word to you, all suffused with love and grace.
I am the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Mother of divine grace and of divine love. I am the Mediatrix of every grace and the Help of Christians.
Here I am therefore, here next to you with my hands full of graces and my heart full of love. I wish to give you a gift of everything and I wish to ask my heavenly Spouse so that, by my means, He may renew in you today his Pentecost of love.
You know his gifts, I will list for you some of them amongst the most indispensable, so that you may be able to be living cells of the Church of my Jesus of which the Holy Spirit is the soul.
Therefore what I ask for you is wisdom, that gift through which you are able to penetrate into the secrets of God and understand what is unknown to men, his greatness, his goodness, his mercy and the nothingness of the things of the world. I beg you to ask for this gift incessantly to God since, by means of wisdom, you will learn to direct not only your soul, but also your family and, for whoever is called, even the society that needs it so much.
I will obtain for you also the gift of knowledge, so that you may be able to understand how beautiful it is to live the life of faith and union with God and with the Church, in the simple and constant fulfillment your social and individual duties.
I shall entreat for you the gift of counsel, so that, after having seen and meditated on what is best for you, you may always learn to put in a good word for whoever is near you. I will give efficacy to your counsels so that they may be put into practice.
Dear mothers, how much you need this precious gift, you who sometimes do not know how to behave with your children and when you speak you are not listened to. Well then, if you put yourselves again in this moment in my power, I assure you that I will suggest wise words to you, full of wisdom, that your children shall no longer forget, even if for the moment they do not listen to them.
I shall ask for you the gift of fortitude, my children, so that you know how to show yourselves for what you are, that is, followers of Christ in every moment of your life, even when being Christians will mean receiving mockery, insults and offenses of every kind; that fortitude that makes you capable of beating your evil inclinations, the flatteries of the world and the temptations of the demon.
I shall obtain for you, with the gift of piety, the joy that makes you relish prayer, as in this time which you spend next to me; the joy of communicating with God and with Paradise in a heart to heart encounter; the joy of living beforehand a little of the life of Heaven even here below, where wickedness keeps multiplying constantly.
And when all these gifts shall have enriched your heart, almost as a consequence a holy fear will enter in you of offending God, of falling into sin, of losing the grace and love of God. Children, may the Spirit of the Lord dwell steadfast in your hearts and sow there the abundance of his fruits: faith, goodness, indulgence, joy, tenderness, charity, hope, trust, constancy in good.
Children, how I would like for you to be docile to the divine calls of this sweet Guest who dwells in souls in grace. In Him you would find rest and relief from toil, comfort in sorrow.
How I would like for you to invoke Him for all the members of your family who many times have their hearts hardened by sin, so that they may be transformed, and for all those whom sin has in some way wounded, so that He, the Holy Spirit, can cure them and repair with his loving touch.
How I would like for you to always invoke the Holy Spirit on the Church, so that its members, in the light of truth, may behave as true children of God.
Children, I pour out over you and shower on each heart the abundance of the heavenly gifts and to each one I ask a correspondence made of good will to what is said to you, while, hugging you to my heart one by one, I bless you. May the grace of the Spirit of the Lord be over you, now and always."
"CENACOLO DELLA DIVINA MISERICORDIA", Viale Lunigiana 30, 20125 Milano, Italy Nihil Obstat: Reverend Gerard Diamond MA (Oxon), LSS, D. Theol, Diocesan Censor Imprimatur: Rev. Monsignor Les Tomlinson, Vicar General Date: 20th July 2007
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne