7/20 Why Is Reparation So Important?

BECAUSE BY MAKING REPARATION, WE SHARE IN CHRIST’S REDEMPTIVE SUFFERING!
Children of Fatima
What Is Reparation?
    In the summer of 1916, in the second apparition of the Angel to the children, he asked them to offer every
suffering as an act of reparation to God. On three occasions, in May, July, and October of 1917, our Lady instructed the children to make reparation for the sins against God and the sins against our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. However, nothing made as much impact on the children as the July vision of hell which caused all three, but especially Francisco, to take on many penances and offer them as acts of reparation.
    Reparation is the repairing or making up for the offenses against God. This covers a wide variety of areas from the fact of Original Sin to our own personal sins and even to the sins of others no matter how large or small the offense might be. God is the author of justice, but He is also the norm of justice. This means that He can determine what, if any, atonement needs to be made for sin. In other words, He can simply write off our sins without requiring any reparation, but normally He will not do this because reparation is actually something that is good for us.
God’s Justice Is Not Just A Concept
    We can see just how grievous our sins are to God by the fact that He did not just write them off, but sent His own Son to suffer and die, i.e., to make reparation for our sins. In this we see how important justice is to God. Justice is not just a concept, it is a truth that must be upheld and He did not back away from what justice requires even though, if we think in terms of human relationships, sending His Son to die would be much more difficult than just writing off the sins. Through His suffering and death, Jesus made atonement and reparation for our sins, but in His mercy He saved a little bit for us to do. This is not only so that we could make up, to some degree, for our own sins, but that we can actually have a share in the work of redemption and salvation. St. Paul tells us in his Letter to the Colossians that he makes up in his body for what is lacking in the suffering of Christ for the sake of His body, the Church. It is not that Jesus did not do enough, but that the members of His Mystical Body would also share in this work.
How Can We Make Reparation For Our And The Worlds Sins?
    By uniting our prayers, works and sufferings to those of Jesus, we can actually make some reparation for our offenses against the justice of God. Because we are members of Christ, our offerings become part of the work of our Lord which was to make reparation for the sins of the whole world. Therefore, our offering not only makes reparation for our sins, but for the sins of others as well. I said earlier that God did not just wipe out our sins because the need to make reparation is better for us than to just have our sins forgiven. Making reparation helps us to understand the gravity of sin, but it also helps us to avoid sin so that we do not offend God any more. If our sins were just overlooked, we would think we could do anything and have no consequences. More than this, God allows us to love Him by making reparation. When we love someone we do not want to offend that person and, if we do commit an offense, we want to make it up to that person rather than just sweeping it under the rug. Love of God will drive us to want to make reparation.
    As a child of God and as a member of Christ, strive to satisfy the justice of God by making reparation for your sins and those of others.

Volume 28; April 12, 1930
…And He (Jesus), moving in my interior and clasping me (Luisa) in His arms, told me:  “My daughter, if you want to defend Me in a way that the offenses might not reach Me, Repair Me in My Divine Will, because as you Repair in It, you will form a Wall of Light around Me, and if they offend Me, the offenses will remain outside of this Wall of Light – they will not enter inside; and I will feel defended by this Wall of Light – that is, by My own Will – and will remain as though Safe.  So, your love in My Divine Will will form for Me a Wall of Love, of light; your adoration, your reparations, will form for Me a Wall of lLght, of Adorations and of Reparations, in such a way that the lack of love, the scorns of creatures will not reach Me, but will remain outside of these Walls.  And if I feel them, I will feel them as though from afar, because My daughter has surrounded Me with the Impregnable Wall of My Divine Will.  My daughter, the love, the reparations, the prayers outside of My Fiat are just little drops, while, in My Divine Will, the same things, the same acts, are Seas, Gigantic Walls, Endless Rivers.  As Immense as My Will is, so It renders the acts of the creature.”

7/19 Everything in Jesus is Merciful Love.

Book of Heaven
6/9/22 – Vol. 14

. . . After this He (Jesus) came back again, but all afflicted; and He told me (Luisa): “I feel sad when they think that I am severe, and that I make more use of Justice than of Mercy. They are with Me as if I were to strike them in each thing. Oh, how dishonored I feel by these ones! In fact, this leads them to remain at due distance from Me, and one who is distant cannot receive all the fusion of my Love. And while they are the ones who do not love Me, they think that I am severe and almost a Being that strikes fear; while by just taking a look at my Life they can only notice that I did only one act of Justice – when, in order to defend the house of my Father, I took the ropes and snapped them to the right and to the left, to drive out the profanators. All the rest was only Mercy: Mercy my conception, my birth, my words, my works, my steps, the Blood I shed, my pains – everything in Me was Merciful Love. Yet, they fear Me, while they should fear themselves more than Me.”

7/18 First Appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Catherine Labouré 

in 1830

In the night of 18th July 1830, 1st Appearance of the Virgin Mary, Catherine was woken up by a child ringed in a halo of light. She followed him into the church which was open and lit by countless candles. The child asked her to kneel next to the altar where the Virgin Mary was waiting for her with a message, a mixture of political and religious predictions. 

In this message, she namely predicted the July 1830 revolution in France, the bloody political events of 1870, the death of Archbishop Darboy in 1871 and the ensuing political chaos. The Virgin Mary also announced the formation of 2 religious communities abroad, one in the United States (founded by Elisabeth-Ann Seton) and one in Austria, founded by Léopoldine de Brandis.  (Read more by clicking here)

 

7/17 TRUMPETERS

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Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta
Therefore before coming upon earth and being conceived in the womb of the Sovereign Queen of Heaven I (Jesus) can say that I was conceived in the minds of the Prophets and I confirmed and gave value to this sort of conception in them through My Manifestations of the when and the how I was to come upon earth in order to redeem mankind and the Prophets faithful executors of My Manifestations acted as trumpeters manifesting to the peoples with their words what I had manifested about My coming upon earth and conceiving Me in their words they made the news that the Word wanted to come upon earth fly from mouth to mouth And by this not only was I conceived in the word of the Prophets but I remained conceived also in the word of the people in such a way that all talked about it and prayed and longed for the future Redeemer VOLUME 25 January 13 1929 The Prophets how the Kingdom of Redemption and that of the Fiat hold hands Necessity that what regards the Kingdom of the Divine Will be known
Now My daughter the Kingdom of Redemption and the Kingdom of My Divine Fiat hold hands and since It is also a universal good such that if they want it so all can enter into It it is necessary that many know the news about It and that It be conceived in the minds in the words in the works and hearts of many so that through prayers desires and a holier life they may dispose themselves to receive the Kingdom of My Divine Will into their midst If the news is not divulged My manifestations will not act as trumpeters nor will the knowledges about My Divine Fiat fly from mouth to mouth forming the conception of It in the minds prayers sighs and desires of creatures My Divine Volition will not make Its triumphant entrance of coming to reign upon earth VOLUME 25 January 13 1929 The Prophets how the Kingdom of Redemption and that of the Fiat hold hands Necessity that what regards the Kingdom of the Divine Will be known
How necessary it is that the knowledges about My Fiat be known not only this but that it be made known that My Divine Will already wants to come to reign on earth as It does in Heaven into the midst of creatures And it is to the priests as to new prophets through the word as well as through writing and through works that the task is given of acting as trumpeters in order to make known what regards My Divine Fiat nor would their crime be lesser than that of the Prophets had these hidden My Redemption if they do not occupy themselves as much as they can with what regards My Divine Will They themselves would be the cause of a good so great being neither known nor received by creatures and to suffocate the Kingdom of My Divine Will to keep suspended a good so great such that there is no other similar to itis this perhaps not a crime Therefore I recommend to you on your part do not omit anything and pray for those who must occupy themselves with making known a good so great VOLUME 25 January 13 1929 The Prophets how the Kingdom of Redemption and that of the Fiat hold hands Necessity that what regards the Kingdom of the Divine Will be known
My Gospel can be called vowels consonants that acting as trumpeters called the attention of the peoples to await some more important lessons that were to bring them a good greater than Redemption Itself My very pains My Death and My Resurrection confirmation of Redemption are preparation for the Kingdom of My Divine Will They were lessons more sublime and made everyone stand at attention awaiting yet higher lessons And this I have already done after so many centuriesthat are the many manifestations I have made to you about My Divine Will and what I have made known to you more how It wants to come to reign in the midst of creatures to give back to them the right of Its Kingdom that they had lost to lavish upon them all the goods and all the happinesses It possesses VOLUME 26 July 27 1929 How the Kingdom of the Divine Will and that of Redemption have always proceeded together How Jesus formed the materials and the buildings and nothing else is needed but the peoples
And my always beloved Jesus moving in my interior all goodness and tenderness told me My daughter the principal means in order to make My Divine Fiat reign upon earth are the knowledges about It The knowledges will form the ways will dispose the earth to become Its Kingdom they will form the cities will act as telegraphs as telephone as postal service as trumpeters in order to communicate city to city creature to creature nation to nation the news the important knowledges about My Divine Will And the knowledges about It will cast into the hearts the hope the desire to receive a good so great

7/16 Feast of the Brown Scapular 1251

M_Blessed Mother LuisaClick here for more information on the Feast of the Brown Scapular)

“Therefore, be attentive;
if you are faithful in listening to Me (Most Blessed Virgin Mary)
I will guide you,
I will lead you by the hand along the Interminable Ways of the Divine Fiat;
I will keep you sheltered under My blue mantle,
and you will be My Honor, My Glory, My Victory and yours.”

From The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will – Day One

 

7/16 Brown Scapular

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid 13th centuries. They built a chapel in the midst of their hermitages which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the “Lady of the place.” Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is the patron saint of Chile. Since the 15th century, popular devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has centered on the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel also known as the Brown Scapular, a sacramental associated with promises of Mary’s special aid for the salvation of the devoted wearer. Traditionally, Mary is said to have given the Scapular to an early Carmelite named Saint Simon Stock. The liturgical feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated on 16 July.