Hello, brothers and sisters and Heartdwellers family. May you all receive the grace to respond and say “Yes” to Jesus.
The girls and I had gathered for dinner, and we were discussing the saints and their lives. We were also very excited because it was the day of Irina’s vows as a Franciscan Sister and ordination as a priest. She a young lady from Portugal who answered the call to come here only three weeks prior. We began discussing how many of the saints at first seemed ordinary but denied themselves in amazing acts of self-renunciation for love of Jesus. We were so inspired by them, especially Saint Mary Maranello. We had watched her movie the Saturday before and all she would say was, “yes” to Jesus any time he brought her suffering or joy. She would receive it humbly submitting to God’s will saying, “yes”. And because of her, “yes”, the organization that she led is still growing and multiplying till this day, over 150 years later. Amazing!!
The ladies were thinking, “Could we ever imitate the Saints?” Then I encouraged them that anyone can become a saint. A saint was simply a soul who persevered faithfully in the will of God and that it wasn’t always about manifesting signs, wonders, and miracles but simply loving, and loving well. The greatest gift the Lord said through Paul was, “Love”, for us to seek the highest gift above all else. And saints like Bakhita who a slave was and didn’t do any outward miracles. But she loved greatly, forgave much for all that she had been through, and could still love others like Jesus. Now that was the greatest miracle!
After dinner, we began praying the Rosary and as we were praying, I remembered what Blessed Mother told me about making myself available to hear from her. So I stepped away for a moment to get my laptop and sat for a few seconds to hear what she had to say. Immediately I saw golden illuminated stars hovering on top of their heads. Then the stars began spinning and getting brighter and brighter, like tokens in a video game. Blessed Mother appeared with her hands opened as the spinning stars slowly came to a stop and the word “saint” was written on it.
Our Mother of Mercy began speaking,
“My beloved daughter, do not be surprised, there will be many saints in this generation. All those in my end-times-army will become saints, My beloved one. You have given great counsel, for a soul becomes a saint when they preserver faithfully in the will of God. There is immense opposition, attacks, and assignments from Satan to annihilate this young generation before they can grow into the fullness of their purpose. But the Lord will not allow that.
“That is why he so hates this generation. For it is you, little ones who will be used to bring his kingdom to ruin, simply with your ‘yes’. When you make an act of your will with your ‘yes’, not only does it change your life, but it changes the generations after you. With your simple yes with the little things asked of you. You have no idea how powerful your ‘yes’ and steps of obedience are. With My ’yes’, God incarnate came into this world, the Messiah was born, and redemption came to mankind, simply because I said, ‘yes.’
“Do you see how your ‘yes’ can change everything? Jesus is looking for souls who will say ‘yes’. There are so many who do not care, many who do not listen, and many more who hear his voice, hear the call, but say ‘no’—when they would rather hold on to earthly attachments, earthly pleasures, and earthly honors of the world that are all passing away. In your ‘yes’ lie your destiny, graces, consolation, and the fullness of joy and contentment within your soul.
“Teach others, My little one to say yes, moment by moment. It is in these little moments, My beloved ones, that lies your test of love for Jesus that you may prove to Him that you are His and He is all you desire. Say yes to what is asked of you. Say, yes to what we want to give you. Say, yes to the unique crosses fashioned for you and the small crosses showered on you each day. Say, yes to the disruptions, delays, and inconvenience that are allowed daily. Say, yes to what is taken from you. Say, yes to the call of Jesus in the disguise of your brother or sister who is in need, putting your plans and desires aside and saying yes.
“Truly you are blessed, for your children will be among those who will always say yes because their love for Jesus will be great and that is by His mercy.”
And here she began talking about Irina, and Mother Magdalene (who was renewing her Franciscan vows in the ceremony).
“It’s been a long time coming for this little one, but she is such a delight to the Lord. Both of them are and have overcome much to get to this place of surrender. But my dear daughters, today is only the beginning of a long arduous journey of many yeses that will be needed from you. Many sacrifices, self-denials, and many violent battles with your flesh that you will have to undertake. But you will preserver.
“They will be faithful, and they will finish well, I will make sure of that, as their Mother of Mercy. Today all of Heaven is on standby and in anticipation of this most beautiful wedding to take place. My Son is getting prepared even now.”
I then saw a vision of Jesus hurriedly getting ready because, as we were doing the Rosary, it was getting really close to the time when we had to begin the ceremony. I then saw Padre Pio and St, Francis fixing His tuxedo. Padre Pio was buttoning up His collar and St. Francis, tying His wedding shoes. I then thought in my heart, “Why a tuxedo when she is going to be given her wedding garment, the habit?” And I felt the Lord read my thoughts and He said, as they put on their habit, he would put it on too. I then saw Jesus during their Franciscan vows, now changing, and having a habit on when they received their habits and holding Irina’s hand.
I thought wow, Lord, that is so amazing!
Our Mother Mercy then said, “Be little, be nothing, and nobodies in the eyes of the world, and know that you are everything to Jesus, with your ‘yes’.”
That was the end of Our Mother of Mercy’s message.
Our little Irina took her vows and now has become Sister Therese. I am so blessed to have her and Mother Magdalene on this journey. Please continue to pray for us and say, “Yes to the cost” whatever that may look like for you. Follow Jesus and don’t turn back.