What Sanctity Consists of
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) " My children, I am the Queen of your heart, I am your Mother and all that I do for you and what you do for me is a great mutual joy. I instruct you and you, like docile, obedient and good little children, listen to my words and put them into practice.
If sometimes you turn your backs on me, I think that you do it inadvertently and I call you back.
I know that the road to sanctity is difficult, that the road to pleasure, to amusements and to sin is much easier, but you know also that the road to virtue, even though difficult, leaves much joy in the heart, while the one of vice leaves bitterness in the mouth.
That's why I hold you close to my heart and I give you my celestial nourishment, so that, reinforced and excited, you may be able to reach the destination that is assigned to you and not perish on the way.
Sanctity is made of only one thing and I'll teach it to you with my maternal goodness. This is what sanctity consists of: in accepting and doing with love the will of God.
Today I speak to you of this will of God as your prepare to celebrate the feast of my Annunciation, when I, with my free will, adhered to the will of the Father. An angel from Heaven came to ask me to be the Mother of the Son of God incarnate. I, a poor virgin, alone and moreover vowed to God, was asked for a sacrifice which to my eyes seemed enormous.
The Lord always act so with everyone, He sends his angels and asks to choose between good and evil, between his will and yours. It's up to you to decide. With his will, you choose sanctity and salvation; with yours, comforts and often sin.
Make this reflection before doing your most important actions, because the evil one sometimes takes on the aspect of a saint and can make you do evil actions under the appearance of goodness. The good angel is clothed with light and speaks to you by means of the conscience, by means of the Church and by the good inspirations.
And here permit me to address those mothers who are anxious over the thought of a new maternity or who even hold it as a misfortune. Tell me, dear daughters, if I had said no to the request of the angel, does it not seem to you that the Incarnation and the Redemption would not have happened? And who says to you that that child that will be born from you will be an injury to you or not rather a great fortune that will bring peace to your conscience and a great harmony in your family?
Daughters, let every announcement of a new maternity be for you an angelical invitation to do with faith and love the will of God.
Perhaps you do not realize that you are doing a work extremely important and useful to God. He in fact makes use of you as collaborators in order to enrich the earth, the Church and Heaven with those souls that will praise Him for all eternity.
Blessed is the woman who sanctifies herself with maternity, since her children shall be her crown. How great is the joy to give life to a creature! It is a thing so great that my Son willed to record it in the Gospel.
I assure you that the joy of clasping to my heart my creature has been so great that I would have willingly accepted to see all the sorrows of my life multiplied.
My children, as I invite you to make that beautiful prayer that recalls the Annunciation a daily invocation, I desire to remind all how, provided that you want it, my divine Son incarnates himself in you, He becomes flesh of your flesh and blood of your blood.
It is in Holy Communion that this happens: why then do you wait to say your yes of compliance to the angel? Why don't you want this miracle of love to be done often? There are some persons who are content to receive Jesus in their hearts only once a year, others only once a month. But my Jesus thirsts for your love, He wants to be always with you.
Do not disappoint Him. Staying with Him you will learn what I have learned. You will learn to be always good and life will be sweet to you and it will seem to you of being in Paradise even if you have tribulations, because where my Jesus goes I go and with us there is all of Paradise.
Children, I bless you."
"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