• The love of God frees us from envy and jealousy

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    The love of God frees us from envy and jealousy

    How can we overcome envy? With the love that God has put into our
    hearts through the gift of the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). The Holy
    Spirit purifies our heart and frees us from our disordered passions,
    such as envy, jealousy, greed, and bitterness. God's love is a
    generous and selfless love which is wholly oriented towards our good.
    The love that God places in our hearts seeks the highest good of our
    neighbor. God's love purifies and frees us from all envy and jealousy
    --and it compels us to give generously, especially to those who lack
    what they need.

    August 3: - Our Lady of Akita: The 2nd Message

    Today marks the anniversary of the second message delivered to Sister
    Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa by Our Lady of Akita, Japan. Previously, in
    June of 1973, Sister Agnes had witnessed a heavenly glow emanating
    from the tabernacle in the convent chapel, and had witnesses a
    “multitude of angels surrounding the altar in adoration before the
    Blessed Sacrament.” A wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin had also
    begun to weep. Following her vision, Sister Agnes had developed a
    miraculous stigmata on her hand in the shape of a cross, which
    appeared each week.

    Sister Agnes, deaf in both ears, reported three messages in total from
    the Blessed Virgin during 1973. The last vision would occur in
    October. The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary--carved from a single
    block of Katsura wood from a tree, and approximately three feet tall-- continued to weep thereafter for some years. On July 6, 1973, Sister
    Agnes reported that she first heard the statue calling her. She was
    visited by her guardian angel and Our Blessed Mother and the wooden
    statue also began to bleed. The message of Our Blessed Mother on July
    6 was to pray for the reparation of the sins of man.

    She also provided Sister Agnes with the Akita Prayer:

    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in the Holy Eucharist, I
    consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one with Thy Heart, being
    sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of the world and giving
    praise to the Father pleading for the coming of his Kingdom. Please
    receive this humble offering of myself. Use me as Thou wilt for the
    glory of the Glory of the Father and salvation of souls. Most Holy
    Mother of God, never let me be separated from Thine Divine Son. Please
    defend and protect me as Thy special child. Amen

    On August 3, Sister Agnes was in the chapel praying the Rosary when
    her guardian angel appeared to her. She had come armed with a list of questions, proposed by her bishop, to ask Our Blessed Mother, should
    she return. Her guardian angel said to her:

    " You have something to ask? Go ahead, you have no need to be troubled."

    Sister Agnes began to speak, but was interrupted by the beautiful
    voice from the statue, saying:

    "My daughter, my novice, do you love the Lord? If you love the Lord,
    listen to what I have to say to you. It is very important...You will
    convey it to your superior.

    Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him
    to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with my Son, for
    souls who will repair by their suffering and their poverty for the
    sinners and ingrates.

    In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is
    preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With my Son
    I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I
    have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings
    of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who
    console Him forming a cohort of victim souls. Prayer, penance and
    courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger. I desire this
    also from your community...that it love poverty, that it sanctify
    itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so
    many men.

    Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness of
    its meaning; put it into practice; offer in reparation (whatever God
    may send) for sins. Let each one endeavor, according to capacity and
    position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord.

    Even in a secular institute prayer is necessary. Already souls who
    wish to pray are on the way to being gathered together. Without
    attaching to much attention to the form, be faithful and fervent in
    prayer to console the Master."

    Sister Agnes reported a long silence occurred at this point, where she
    prayed in earnest to be worthy to receive the messages of Mary. She
    was rewarded with a further message:

    "Is what you think in your heart true? Are you truly determined to become
    the rejected stone? My novice, you who wish to belong without reserve
    to the Lord, to become the spouse worthy of the Spouse, make your vows
    knowing that you must be fastened to the Cross with three nails. These
    three nails are poverty, chastity, and obedience. Of the three,
    obedience is the foundation. In total abandon, let yourself be led by
    your superior. He will know how to understand you and to direct you."

    In total, Sister Agnes would receive three messages from Our Lady of
    Akita, similar to those delivered by Our Lady of Fatima. Additional
    miracles would occur, including several miraculous cures. As with her
    other appearances on earth, Our Blessed Mother urges us to pray the
    Rosary daily, to lift our lives to the Lord in reparation for not only
    our own sins, but the sins of mankind. She urges prayer, penance, and courageous sacrifice for the sins of others. Our Blessed Mother
    promises to intercede for us, if we only ask her to: Our Blessed
    Mother, our constant advocate, Mediatrix of all Graces, and
    Co-Redemptrix of the Human Race!

    Saint Quote:
    "He who purifies himself from his faults in the present life,
    satisfies with a penny a debt of a thousand ducats; and he who waits
    until the other life to discharge his debts, consents to pay a
    thousand ducats for that which he might before have paid with a
    --Saint Catherine, Treatise on purgatory.

    Bible Quote:
    Who shall find a valiant woman? far and from the uttermost coasts is
    the price of her. 11 The heart of her husband trusteth in her, and he
    shall have no need of spoils. 12 She will render him good, and not
    evil, all the days of her life.  (Proverbs 31:10-12) DRB

    Our Lord, King of all!
    By St Albert the Great (1200-1280)

    We pray to You, O Lord,
    who are the supreme Truth,
    and all truth is from You.
    We beseech You, O Lord,
    who are the highest Wisdom,
    and all the wise depend on You
    for their wisdom.
    You are the supreme Joy,
    and all who are happy
    owe it to You.
    You are the Light of minds
    and all receive
    their understanding from You.
    We love, we love You above all.
    We seek You, we follow You,
    and we are ready to serve You.
    We desire to dwell under Your power
    for You are the King of all.

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