Revelations from Jesus and Mary about the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

They said therefore unto him:
Lord, give us always this bread. And Jesus said to them:
I am the bread of life: he that comes to me
shall not hunger: and he that believes
in me shall never thirst.
(John 6:34-35)
Then Jesus said to them: Amen,
amen, I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his
blood, you shall not have life in you. He that eats my flesh, and
drinks my blood hath everlasting life:
and I will raise him up in the last day.
(John 6:54-55)
For my flesh is meat indeed: and
my blood is drink indeed. He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, abides in
me and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father;
so he that eats me, the same also shall live by me.
(John
6:56-58)
… He that eats this bread, shall
live for ever.
(John 6:59)
Catalina Rivas of Cochabamba,
Bolivia, who now dwells in Mérida, Yucatán, México. She is said to
receive Messages from Jesus, Mary, and the angels. She has the approval
of her Bishop, René Fernández Apaza, who has given his imprimatur to her
Messages. The following text is the reproduction of booklet, “The Holy
Mass,” in which Our Lord and Our Lady explain to Catalina what is really
going on during the Mass in the spiritual realm, and how we should be
more concentrated on the great mysteries that are taking place.
Bo. Daniel Gagnon, OMI, of the
Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Archdiocese of Mexico,
wrote about this book: “I do not find anything against the faith or the
customs of the Church. It is not my function to confirm its supernatural
character; nevertheless, I recommend it for its spiritual inspiration.”
 
THE TESTIMONY OF CATALINA ON THE HOLY MASS
In a marvelous catechesis, the Lord and the Virgin Mary have
been instructing us, in the first place, about the way to pray the Holy Rosary,
to pray with our hearts, meditating and enjoying the moments of our encounter
with God and our Blessed Mother. They have also taught us the way to make a
good Confession, and [in this testimony] they have shown us what takes place
during the celebration of the Holy Mass and the way to live it with our hearts.
2) This is the testimony that I must and want to give to the
whole world, for the greater Glory of God and for the salvation of all those
who want to open their hearts to Him. It is given so that many souls who are
consecrated to God may rekindle the fire of their love for Christ; those who
own the hands that have the power to bring Christ to earth to be our
nourishment [the priestly souls] and the others [the religious souls] that they
may break loose of the habit of receiving Him as a “routine practice” and
relive the amazement of the every day encounter with Love. And it is given so
that my lay brothers and sisters the world over may live the greatest of
Miracles, the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with their hearts.
3) It was the vigil of the Annunciation and the members of
our group and I had gone to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Some of the ladies
of the prayer group were not able to do it then, and they left their Confession
for the next day before Holy Mass.
4) When I arrived to Church the next day, a little bit late,
His Excellency, the Archbishop and the priests were already coming out of the
sacristy. With that gentle and feminine voice that sweetens one’s soul, the
Virgin Mary said:
5) “Today is a day of learning for you; and I want you to
pay close attention because all that you witness today, everything that you
experience on this day; you will have to share with all humanity.”
Penitential Rite
the Blessed
Virgin
said:
8) From the bottom of your heart ask the
Lord’s forgiveness for all your faults, for having offended Him. In this way
you will be able to participate worthily in this privilege that is, to attend
Holy Mass.”…
I must have thought for a split second: ”But I am
in the state of Grace. I just went to confession last night.”
10) She answered: “Do you think you have not offended the Lord since
last night? Let Me remind you of a few things…
…lack of charities rushing off… speaking against bus driver
….arriving late:
“Why
must you all arrive at the last moment? You should arrive earlier so that you
can say a prayer and ask the Lord to send His Holy Spirit, that the Holy Spirit
may grant you a spirit of peace and cleanse you of the spirit of the world,
your worries, your problems and your distractions in order that you may be able
to live this so sacred a moment. However, you arrive almost when the
celebration is about to begin, and you participate in Mass as if it were an
ordinary event, without any spiritual preparation. Why? This is the greatest of
Miracles. You are going to live the moment when the Most High God gives His
greatest gift and you do not appreciate it.”
Gloria was to be recited. Our Lady
said: Glorify
and bless the Most Holy Trinity with all your love, in your acknowledgement of
being the Trinity’s creature.”
17) How different was that Gloria! Suddenly I saw myself in a far off place full of light, before the Majestic
Presence of the Throne of God.
With how much love I went on thanking Him, as I
repeated:
“For your immense
Glory we praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You, we give You
thanks, Lord, God, Heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.” And I evoked the
paternal countenance of the Father, full of kindness…
“Lord Jesus Christ,
only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the
world…” And Jesus was in front of me, with that face full of tenderness and
Mercy…” For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord, You alone are
the most High Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit…” the God of beautiful
Love…. He, Who at that moment, was filling my entire being with joy…
18) And I asked: “Lord,
deliver me from all evil spirits. My heart belongs to You. My Lord, send me
Your peace so that I may obtain the best possible benefits from this Eucharist
and that my life may produce the finest fruits. Holy Spirit of God, transform
me, act within me, guide me. Oh God, give me the gifts that I need to serve you
better…!”
Liturgy of the
Word
arrived and the Virgin Mary had me repeat: “Lord, today I want to listen to Your
Word and produce abundant fruit. Let Your Holy Spirit cleanse the soil of my
heart so that Your Word may grow and develop in it. Lord, purify my heart so
that it may be well disposed.”
20)
Our Lady said: “I want you to be attentive to the readings and to the entire
homily of the priest. Remember that the Bible says that the Word of God does
not return without having born fruit. If you are attentive, something of all
that you have heard will remain in you. You must try to recall all day long
those Words that have left an impression on you. Sometimes it may be two
verses; other times the reading of the entire Gospel or perhaps only one word.
Savor them for the rest of the day and this will then become part of you,
because that is the way to change one’s life, by allowing the Word of God to
transform you.
21)
“And now tell the Lord that you are here to listen to what you want Him to say
to your heart today.”
[Catalina expressed deep sorrow:
for teaching her children to go to Mass out of obligation only–
saying “the living celebration never entered my mind”…
for not paying attention to readings or priest’s homily
“How superficial my attendance – what great ignorance”
“How much waste is it in educating ourselves of the world
while knowing nothing of what will obtain for us a little bit of heaven on
earth and eternal life…”]
Offertory,
and the Holy
Virgin
said: “Pray
like this: (and I followed)
Lord,
I offer all that I am, all that I have, all that I can. I put everything into
Your Hands. Build up Lord, with the little that I am. Transform me, God
Almighty, through the merits of Your Son. I ask for my family, for my
benefactors, for each member of our Apostolate, for all the people who
persecute us, for those who commend themselves to my poor prayers… Teach me
to lay my heart down on the ground before them, so that their walk may be less
hard…
This
is how the saints prayed; this is how I want all of you to pray.”
[A being] from the
side of each person present in the Cathedral another person emerged, and soon
the Cathedral became full of young beautiful beings
. They were dressed in
very white robes and started to move into the central isle, on their way to the
Altar.
28) Our Mother said: Observe. They are the Guardian Angels
of each one of the persons who are here. This is the moment in which your
guardian angel carries your offerings and petitions before the Altar of the
Lord.”
29) At that point I
was completely astonished because these beings had such beautiful faces, so
radiant as one is unable to imagine. Their countenance was very beautiful, they
had almost feminine faces; however, the structure of their body, their hands,
their height were masculine. Their naked feet did not touch the floor, but
rather they went as if gliding. That procession was very beautiful.
30) Some of them were carrying something like a golden
bowl with something [inside] that shone a great deal with a golden white light.

The Virgin
Mary
said: “Observe.
They are the Guardian Angels of the people, who are offering this Holy Mass for
many intentions, those who are conscious of the significance of this
celebration, those who have something to offer to the Lord…
31)
“Make your offering at this moment… Offer up your sorrows, your pains, your
dreams, your sadness, your joys. Offer your petitions. Remember that the Mass
has infinite value. Therefore, be generous in your offering and in your
asking.”
32) Behind the first Angels came others who had nothing
in their hands; they were going empty handed.
The Virgin Mary said: “Those are the
angels of the people who, in spite of being here, never offer anything. They
have no interest in living every liturgical moment of the Mass, and their
Angels have no offerings to carry before the Altar of the Lord.”
33) At the end of the procession came other Angels who
were rather sad, with their hands together in prayer, but with their eyes
downcast.
“These
are the Guardian Angels of the people who are here, yet they are not here. That
is to say, they are the people who have seen themselves forced to come, who
have come here out of obligation but without any desire to participate in the
Holy Mass. Their Angels go forth in sadness because they have nothing to carry
to the Altar, except for their own prayers.
34)
“Do not sadden your Guardian Angels… Ask for much. Ask for the conversion of
sinners, for peace in the world, for your relatives, your neighbors, for those
who commend themselves to your prayers. Ask for much, not only for yourselves,
but also for all the others.
35)
“Remember that the offering which most pleases the Lord, is when you offer
yourselves as a holocaust so that Jesus, upon His descent may transform you by
His own merits. What do you have to offer the Father by yourselves? Nothingness
and sin, but the offering of yourselves united to the merits of Jesus, is
pleasing to the Father.”
36) That spectacle,
that procession was so beautiful, that it would be difficult to compare it to
another. All those celestial creatures were bowing before the Altar, some
leaving their offering on the floor, others prostrating themselves on their
knees, their foreheads almost touching the ground. And upon reaching the Altar,
they would disappear from my sight.
37) The final moment of the Preface had arrived, and suddenly, when the assembly was
saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy,”
everything that was
behind the celebrants disappeared. Behind the left side of the Archbishop appeared
thousands of Angels
in a diagonal line: small Angels, large Angels, Angels
with immense wings, Angels with small wings, Angels with no wings. Like the previous
Angels, all were dressed in tunics like the white albs of the priests and altar
boys.
38) Everyone knelt
down with hands placed together in prayer and bowed their heads in reverence.
You could hear the most beautiful music, as if there were very many choirs
harmonizing in different voices, all of them saying in unison with the people:
Holy, Holy, Holy…
39) The moment of the Consecration
had arrived, the moment of the most marvelous of Miracles… Behind the right side of the Archbishop
appeared a multitude of people also in a diagonal line. They were
dressed in the same kind of tunics as the Guardian Angels but in soft colors:
rose, green, light blue, lilac, yellow; that is, in different and very soft
colors. Their faces were also brilliant, full of joy. They all seemed to be of
the same age. You could tell (and I cannot say why) that there were people of
different ages but their faces looked the same, without wrinkles, happy. They
all knelt down as well, at the singing of the “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord…”
40) Our Lady said: “These are all the Saints and the Blessed in Heaven,
and among them are also the souls of your relatives and family members who
already enjoy the Presence of God.”
Then I saw Her. She
was there, exactly to the right of His Excellency, the Archbishop… a step
behind the celebrant. She was suspended a little off the floor, kneeling
on some very fine fabrics, transparent but luminous at the same time, like
crystalline waters. The Holy Virgin, Her hands joined together, was looking attentively
and respectfully at the celebrant. And She was speaking to me from there, but
silently, directly to my heart, without looking at me:
41) “It seems strange to you seeing Me a little behind
Monsignor, does it not? This is how it should be… Notwithstanding how much My
Son loves Me, He has not given Me the dignity that He gives a priest, of being
able to bring My Son in My hands daily, as the priestly hands do. Because of
this I feel such profound respect for a priest and for the whole miracle that God
carries out through a priest, that I am compelled to kneel here.”
42)
My God, how much dignity, how much grace the Lord pours out over the priestly
souls. And neither we, nor perhaps some of them, are aware of it.
43) There began to
appear in front of the Altar some shadows in human form, gray in color,
and they were raising their hands upwards.
The Holy Virgin said:
“These
are the blessed souls of Purgatory who wait for your prayers to be refreshed.
Do not stop praying for them. They pray for you but they cannot pray for
themselves. It is you who have to pray for the blessed souls in order to help
them depart [from Purgatory], that they may go to their encounter with God and
enjoy Him eternally.
44)
“As you see, I am here all the time. People go on pilgrimages and look for My
apparition sites, and that is good because of all the graces that they receive
there. But during no apparition, nor in any other place am I present longer
[over time] than at the Holy Mass. You will always find Me at the foot of the
Altar where the Eucharist is celebrated. At the foot of the Tabernacle, I
remain with the angels because I am always with Him.”
45) To see that beautiful
countenance of our Mother at that moment of the “Sanctus”, together with all
the others with their resplendent faces, their hands placed together, awaiting
that miracle which repeats itself continuously, was to be in Heaven itself.
And
to think that there are people, that there are some of us who can be
distracted, talking at that moment… I say with sorrow that many men, more
than women, stand with their arms crossed, as if paying homage to the Lord from
one equal to another.
46) The Virgin Mary said: “Tell everybody that never is a man
more a man than when he bends his knees before God.”
47) The celebrant
said the words of the “Consecration
.”
He was a person of
normal height but suddenly he began to grow and become filled with light. A
supernatural light between white and gold enveloped him
and grew very
strong around his face, in such a way that I could not see his features. When
he raised the Sacred Form, I saw his hands. There were some marks on the
back of his hands, from which emanated a great deal of light. It was Jesus!

It was He Who was wrapping His Body around the celebrant, as if He were
lovingly surrounding the hands
of His Excellency.
At that moment the
Host began to grow and became enormous, and upon it was the marvelous Face of
Jesus, looking toward His people.
48) By instinct I was about to bow my head and Our Lady said:
“Do not look
down. Look up to view and contemplate Him. Cross your gaze with His and repeat
the Fatima prayer: Lord, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love You. I ask
pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love
You. 
Forgiveness and Mercy… 
Now tell Him how much you love Him and render
your homage to the King of Kings.”
49) I told it to Him. It
seemed that I was the only one that He was looking at from the enormous Host.
But I learned that this was how He gazed at each person, with love to the
fullest.
Then I bowed my head
until I had my forehead on the floor, as did all the Angels and the Blessed
from Heaven.
I wondered, perhaps for a fraction of a second, what was all
that about Jesus taking on the body of the celebrant, and at the same time
being inside the Host, which upon being lowered by the celebrant, became small
again. Tears were running down my cheeks. I was unable to let go of my
astonishment.
50) Immediately afterwards, Monsignor said the consecratory words for the wine and,
as the words were being said, lightning
began to flash in the sky and in the background. There was no church ceiling
and no walls. It was all in darkness, but for that brilliant light on the
Altar.
51) Suddenly, I saw
Jesus crucified
suspended in the air. I saw Him from the head to the lower
part of His chest. The cross beam of the Cross was sustained by some strong,
large hands
. From within the resplendent light, a much smaller, brilliant
light came forth like that of a very small, very brilliant dove
. It swiftly
flew once around the entire Church and went to rest on the left shoulder of His
Excellency who continued being Jesus, because I could make out His long
hair, His luminous wounds and His large body, but I could not see His Face.
52) Above, was Jesus
crucified, His head fallen upon His right shoulder. I was able to contemplate
His face, His bruised arms and torn flesh. He had a wound on the right
side of His chest and blood was gushing out toward the left; and what
looked like water, but very brilliant, [gushed out] toward the right.
They were more like jets of light coming forth towards the faithful, and
moving to the right and to the left. I was amazed at the amount of blood
that was flowing into the Chalice.
I thought it would overflow and stain
the whole Altar, but not a single drop was spilled!
53) At that moment the Virgin Mary said: This
is the miracle of miracles. I have repeated this to you. Time and space do not
exist for the Lord, and at the moment of the Consecration all the assembly is
taken to the foot of Calvary at the instant of the crucifixion of Jesus.”
54) Can anyone imagine that? Our eyes cannot see it, but we
all are there at the very moment when Jesus is being crucified, and He is
asking for forgiveness to the Father, not only for those who are killing Him,
but also for each one of our sins: “Father,
forgive them for they know not what they do.”
55) From that day on, I do not care if I am taken for a mad
woman but I ask everyone to kneel and to try to live this privilege that the
Lord grants us, with his or her heart and with all the sensitivity that she or
he is capable.
56) When we were about to pray the Our Father, the Lord spoke
for the first time during the celebration and said: “Wait, I want you to pray with the deepest profundity that you can
summon. At this moment I want you to bring to mind that person or persons who
have done you the most harm during your life, so that you may embrace them
close to your bosom and say to them from your heart:


“In the Name of
Jesus, I forgive you and wish you peace. In the Name of Jesus, I ask for your
forgiveness and wish you my peace. If the person merits peace, he or she will
receive it and greatly benefit from it; if that person is not capable of
opening up to peace, then that peace will return to your heart. But I do not
want you to receive or offer peace to others when you are not capable of
forgiving and feeling that peace in your own heart first.


57) “Beware of what
you do,” continued the Lord “You repeat in the Our Father, forgive us our
trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. If you are capable of
forgiving and not forgetting, as some say, you are conditioning the forgiveness
of God. You are saying: forgive me only as I am capable of forgiving but not
further.”
58) I do not know how to explain my pain at the realization of how much we can hurt the
Lord. Also, how much we can injure ourselves by holding so many grudges, bad
feelings and unflattering things, which stem from our own unconscious feelings
and over-sensibilities. I forgave; I forgave from my heart, and asked for
forgiveness from all the people whom I had hurt at one time or another, in
order to feel the peace of the Lord.
59) The celebrant said, “…grant us peace and unity…” and
then, “the peace of the Lord be with
you
…”
60) Suddenly I saw
amid some (but not all) of the people who were embracing each other that a
very intense light placed itself in between them. I knew it was Jesus
and I
practically threw myself to embrace the person next to me. I could truly feel
the embrace of the Lord in that light. It was He Who was embracing me to
give me His peace
, because in that moment I had been able to forgive and
remove from my heart all grief that others had caused. That is what Jesus
wants, to share in that moment of joy, hugging us in order to wish us His
Peace.
61) The moment of the celebrants’
Communion
arrived. There I once again noticed the presence of all
the priests next to Monsignor. When he took Communion, the Virgin Mary
said:
62) “This is the moment to pray for the celebrant and the
priests who accompany him. Repeat along with Me:
“Lord,
bless them, sanctify them, help them, purify them, love them, take care of them
and sustain them with Your Love… Remember all the priests in the world. Pray
for all the consecrated souls…”
63) Dear brothers and sisters, this is the moment in which
we must pray for them, because they are the Church, as also are we, the laity.
Many times we the laity demand much from the priests but we are incapable of
praying for them, of understanding that they are human, and of comprehending and
appreciating the solitude that many times can surround a priest.
64) We must understand that priests are people like
ourselves, and that they are in need of our caring and understanding. They need
affection and attention from us because in consecrating themselves to Jesus,
they are giving their lives for each one of us, as He did.
65) The Lord wants that the people in the flock, who have
been entrusted to him by God, pray and help in the sanctification of their
Pastor. Someday, when we are on the other side, we will understand the wonder
worked by the Lord in giving us priests to help us save our souls.
66) The people began to leave their pews to go to Communion.
The great moment of the encounter in
Holy Communion
had arrived.
The Lord said to me: “Wait a moment. I want you to observe
something…”
An interior impulse made me raise my eyes towards the person
who was about to receive Communion on the tongue from the hands of the priest.
67) I must explain that this person was one of the ladies
from our group who had been unable to get to Confession the previous
night and had done so just that morning before Holy Mass.
When the priest placed
the Sacred Host on her tongue, something like a flash of light, that
very golden-white
light (that I had seen before) went right through this
person’s back first, and then continued to envelop her back, her shoulders and
her head.
The Lord said:
68) “This is how I am
pleased to embrace a soul who comes with a clean heart to receive Me!”
69) The tone of Jesus’ voice was that of a happy person. I
was in awe, looking at my friend return to her pew, surrounded by light,
embraced by the Lord. I thought of the wonder that we miss so many times by
going to receive Jesus with our small or large offenses
when it should be
instead a celebration.
70) Many times we say that there are not always priests to
hear our Confession. But the problem is not about always going to Confession.
The problem rests in our ease of falling into evil again. On the other hand, in
the same way that women make an effort to look for a beauty parlor, or that
men, for a barber when we have a party, we also have to make an effort to seek
a priest when we need all those dirty things removed from us.
We must not have the audacity to receive Jesus at any time
with our hearts full of ugly things.
71) While on my way to receive Communion, Jesus said: “The
Last Supper was the moment of the greatest intimacy with My own. During that
hour of love I instituted what in the eyes of mankind might be the greatest
madness, to make Myself a prisoner of Love. I instituted the Eucharist. I
wanted to remain with you until the end of time because My Love could not bear
that you, whom I loved more than My Life, be left orphans…”
72) I received that
Host which had a different flavor. It was a mixture of blood and
incense
that inundated me entirely.
I felt so much love that the tears
ran down my cheeks, prevailing over my efforts to hold them back.
73) When I returned to my seat and started to kneel down,
the Lord said: “Listen…”
And a moment later, I
began to hear the prayers of the lady who was seated in front of me and who had
just received Communion.
74) What she was saying without opening her mouth was more
or less like this: “Lord, remember that we are at the end of the month and I do
not have the money to pay the rent, the car and the children’s school. You have
to do something to help me… Please, make my husband stop drinking so much. I
can no longer bear his drunken episodes, and my youngest son is going to be
held back again this year if you do not help him. He has exams this week. And
do not forget that my neighbor must move to another place. Have her do it at
once because I cannot stand her any more… etc., etc..”
75) Then, His Excellency said: “Let us pray,” and obviously
all the assembly stood up for the final prayer. Jesus
said in a sad tone: “Did you notice? Not
once did she tell Me that she loved Me. Not once did she give thanks for My
gift to her of bringing My Divinity down to her poor humanity to elevate her
toward Me. Not a single time did she say: ‘Thank You Lord.’ It has been a
litany of requests… and almost all of those who come to receive Me are like
that.



76) “I have died for
love and I am risen. For love I await each one of you, and for love I remain
with you… But you do not realize that I need your love. Remember that I am
the Beggar of Love in this sublime hour for the soul.”


77) Do you realize that He, Love, is begging for our love
and we do not give it to Him? Moreover, we avoid going to that encounter with
the Love of Loves, with the only Love who gives Himself in a permanent
oblation.
78) As the celebrant was about to impart the blessing, the Most Holy Virgin said:
“Be
attentive, be careful… [Many of] you make any old sign instead of the Sign of
the Cross. Remember that this blessing could be the last one that you receive
from the hands of a priest. You do not know if after leaving here you will die
or not. You do not know if you will have the opportunity to receive a blessing
from another priest. Those consecrated hands are giving you the blessing in the
Name of the Holy Trinity. Therefore, make the Sign of the Cross with respect,
as if it were the last one of your life.”
79)
80) I am aware that not everybody can go to daily Mass
because of their obligations…yet so many avoid going to Mass on Sunday, using
the smallest excuse: that they have a child, or two or ten so they cannot go to
Mass. How do people manage when they have other important types of commitments?
They take all the children with them, or they take turns with the husband going
at one hour and the wife at another, but they fulfill their duty to God.
81) We have time to study, to work, to entertain ourselves,
to rest, but WE DO NOT HAVE TIME TO GO TO HOLY MASS AT LEAST ON SUNDAYS.
How many things we forego by not understanding and not
participating daily in Holy Mass! Why not make
an effort to begin the day a half-hour earlier
so as to hurry to the Holy
Mass and receive all the blessings that the Lord wants to pour out on us?
82) Jesus asked me to remain with
Him a few minutes longer after Mass was over.
He said:
83) “Do not run out
as soon as Mass is over; stay a moment in My company. Enjoy it and let Me enjoy
yours…”
84) As a child I had heard someone say that the Lord
remained with us for five or ten minutes, after Communion. I asked Him at this
moment:
85) “Lord, for how long do You really remain with us
after Communion
?”
86) I suppose that the Lord must have laughed at my
silliness because He answered:  
“For as long as you want to have Me with
you. If you speak to Me all day long, offering Me some words as you go about
your chores, I will listen to you. I am always with all of you. It is you who
leave Me. You come out of Mass and you are done with the day of obligation. You
kept the day of the Lord and that is it. You do not think that I would like to
share in your family life with you, at least on that day.


87) “In your homes
you have a place for everything and a room for each activity: a room to sleep,
another to cook, another to eat, etc., etc.. Which is the place you have made
for Me? It must be not just a place where you have an image that is dusty all
the time, but a place where at least five minutes a day, the family meets to
give thanks for the day and for the gift of life, to ask for their needs of the
day, to ask for blessings, protection, health… Everything has a place in your
homes, but Me.


88) “Men plan their
day, their week, their semester, their vacations, etc.. They know what day they
are going to rest, what day they will go to the movies or to a party, or visit
grandmother or the grandchildren, their friends, the children, or go to their
diversions. How many families say at least once a month: ‘This is the day for
our turn to go and visit Jesus in the Tabernacle, and the whole family comes to
talk to Me? How many sit down before Me and have a conversation with Me,
telling Me how it has been since the last time, telling Me their problems, the
difficulties, asking Me for what they need… allowing Me to share in their
things? How many times?


89) “I know
everything. I read even the deepest secrets in your hearts and minds. But I
enjoy your telling Me about your things, your allowing Me to share in as a
family member, as the most intimate friend. How many graces man fails to
receive by not giving Me a place in his life!”
90) When I stayed with Him that day and on many other days,
He continued to give us teachings, and today I want to share them with you on
this mission that has been entrusted to me.
Jesus
says:
91) “I wanted to save
My creatures because the moment of opening the door to Heaven has been
impregnated with too much pain…” “Remember that no mother has ever fed her
child with her own flesh. I have gone to that extreme of Love in order to
communicate My merits to all of you. “


92) “The Holy Mass is
Myself prolonging My life and My sacrifice on the Cross among you. Without the
merits of My life and My Blood, what would you have to present yourselves
before the Father? Nothingness, misery and sin…”


93) “You should
exceed the Angels and Archangels in virtue, because they do not have the joy of
receiving Me as nourishment like you do. They drink a drop from the spring, but
you, who have the grace of receiving Me, have the whole ocean to drink.”
94) The other thing that the Lord spoke about with sorrow
concerned the people who go to their encounter with Him out of habit,
those souls who have lost the awe of each encounter with Him.
He said that
routine turns some people so lukewarm that they have nothing new to tell
Jesus when they receive Him.
95) He spoke of no small number of consecrated souls who
lose their enthusiasm
about falling in love with the Lord, and turn their vocation
into a trade, a profession to which they give no more than what it demands of
them, but without the sentiment…
96) Then the Lord spoke to me about the fruits
that each Communion must yield in us.
It does happen that there are people
who receive the Lord daily but do not change their lives. They spend many hours
in prayer and do many works, etc., etc., but their lives do not go on
transforming, and a life that does not continue to transform itself cannot bear
true fruits for the Lord. The merits we receive in the Eucharist should bear
the fruits of conversion within us and fruits of charity toward our brothers
and sisters.
97) We, the laity, have a very important role within our
Church. We have no right to remain silent in the presence of the command that
the Lord gives to us as baptized men and women to go forth and announce the
Good News. We do not have any right to absorb all this knowledge and not share
it with others, and allow our brothers and sisters to starve while we have so
much bread in our hands.
98) We cannot watch our Church crumble while we are
comfortably staying in our parishes and homes, receiving and receiving so much
from the Lord: His Word; the priest’s homilies; the pilgrimages; the Mercy of
God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation; the marvelous union and nourishment of
Holy Communion; and the talks given by such and such preachers.
99) In other words, we are receiving so much and do not have
the courage to leave our comfort zone and go to a jail, to a correctional
institution and speak to those who need it the most. To tell them not to give
up, that they were born Catholic and that their Church needs them there,
suffering, because this suffering will serve to redeem others, because that
sacrifice will gain for them eternal life.
100) We are incapable of going to hospitals, to the
terminally ill, and praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to help them with our
prayer during that time of struggle between good and evil, and to free them
from the snares and temptations of the devil. Every dying person is fearful,
and they feel comforted merely by our taking their hand and talking to them,
talking about the love of God and the wonder that awaits them in Heaven, close
to Jesus and Mary, close to their departed ones.
101) The hour that we live does not allow us to side with
the indifferent. We must be an extension of the hands of our priests and go
where they cannot reach. But in order to afford ourselves the courage to do it,
we must receive Jesus, live with Jesus and nourish ourselves with Jesus.
102) We are afraid to commit a little further. And yet, when
the Lord says, “Seek first the Kingdom
of God and the rest will be added onto you,”
it is about the whole thing,
brothers and sisters. It means to seek the Kingdom of God in all possible ways
and through all available means, and… to open our hands in order to
receive EVERYTHING additionally
! This is because He is the Boss, Who pays
the best; the only One Who is attentive to the least of your needs!
103) Brothers, sisters, thank you for allowing me to carry
out the mission that has been entrusted to me of having these pages reach you.
104) The next time you go to Holy Mass, live it. I know that
the Lord will fulfill for you His promise that “Your Mass will never again be
the same as before,” and when you receive Him, love Him! Experience the
sweetness of feeling yourself resting against the folds of His side, pierced
for you to leave you His Church and His Mother; in order to open for you the
doors to His Father’s House, so that you can feel for yourself His Merciful
Love through this testimony, and try to reciprocate with your small, little
love.
105) May God bless you on this Easter.
Your sister in the Living Jesus,
Catalina Lay Missionary of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
Apostolate of the New Evangelization (ANE)
www.Jesucristovivo.org (in Spanish)
The Testimony of Catalina
From a series of visions and messages from Jesus and Mary
A teaching on what happens during the Holy Mass and how to
live it with our hearts
October 2005 Edition
***
Imprimatur given for the original Spanish text by:
Bishop Jose Oscar Brahona C. Obispo de San Vicente
El Salvador, C. A. March 2, 2004

Copyright © 2005. All rights reserved. Published in the
United States of America by Love and Mercy Publications in coordination with the
Apostolate of the New Evangelization.
In conformance with the decree of Pope Urban VII, the
Publisher recognizes and accepts that the Holy See of the Roman Catholic Church
in Rome is the final authority regarding the authenticity of the private revelations
referenced in this book.
“In 1993,
Catalina Rivas, a housewife and grandmother from Cochabamba, Bolivia
began receiving messages from Jesus and Mary. Catalina bears the
stigmata, the suffering wounds of Christ’s crucifixion. Amazingly,
Catalina, who did not finish high school, has written eight books
containing the messages of Jesus and Mary – all without a single
theological mistake, and all given an imprimatur by the Archbishop of
Cochabamba.” 

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