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Love's Invisible Radiance

Love's Invisible Radiance

By Father Mark from Vultus Christi September 1, 2012

There are so many tabernacles on earth where I am, for all intents and purposes,

like one buried, hidden, forgotten, and out of sight. My divine radiance is diminished

because there are so few adorers to act as the receptors of My radiant Eucharistic love

and to extend My radiance through space and into the universe of souls.

Where there is faith in My real presence, there will be adoration;

and where there is adoration, there will also be an efficacious radiance of My presence

drawing souls to My Eucharistic Heart and surrounding them, even at a distance,

with the healing influence of My Eucharistic Face.In those places where I am exposed upon the altar to receive the adoration, the reparation,

and the companionship of My friends -- and, first of all, of My priests --

My radiance is powerful and strong. Faith, adoration, and love act as receptors;

thus is My power drawn out and made effective, invisibly but really, in space and in time.

It was the same with My Sacred Humanity during My life on earth;

the faith and love of My friends drew out the virtue of My Divinity,

and an invisible radiance acted in souls, and upon them, bringing healing, holiness,

and many graces of conversion.When I am adored in a place,

My hidden action upon souls is wonderfully increased.

The place where I am adored becomes a radiant centre

from which love, and life, and light are diffused in a world in the grip of hatred,

and darkness, and death.Chapels of adoration are not mere refuges for the devout.

They are the radiant, pulsating centres of an intense divine activity

that goes beyond the walls of the place where I am adored

to penetrate homes, and schools, and hospitals; to reach even those dark and cold places

wherein souls are enslaved to Satan; to penetrate hearts, heal the infirm,

and call home those who have wandered far from Me.

For these reasons, the work of perpetual adoration, or even of prolonged daily adoration,

is intensely apostolic and supernaturally efficacious. Would that My bishops understood this!

But, alas, they put their trust in human schemes, in plans devised by the worldly-wise,

and in programs drawn-up along shortsighted human principles.

And so they go, and they will continue to go

from failure to failure, and from disillusionment to disillusionment.

I have not set bishops over My flock

to govern, and to teach, and to sanctify, out of their personal abilities

and by making use of the wisdom of this passing world.

I have set them as lights upon a lampstand to shine in every dark place,

and I have equipped them with supernatural gifts and divine power

to accomplish that for which I chose them and set them over My Church.

Woe to those bishopswho trust in purely human solutions to the problems that beset My Church.

They will be grievously disappointed, and many souls will fall away

because they have neglected to take up the supernatural weapons I have prepared for them

in this time of spiritual combat.My presence in the Blessed Sacrament

preached, and confessed, and surrounded by adoration, love, and heartfelt reparation

is the single greatest remedy for the evils that afflict My Church

and for the sorrows that weigh so heavily upon My priests.

My ways are not your ways, nor do I act according to the principles of worldly success.

I act in the silent, humble, hidden reality of My Eucharistic presence.

Adore Me, and the radiance of My Eucharistic Face will begin to change the face of the earth,

even as it heals My priests, calls sinners home to My Heart,

and enlivens the hearts of those grown weary and sad (like the disciples on the road to Emmaus)

with a spark of divine vitality and with the fire of My Eucharistic love.

I speak to you in this way not only for you, beloved friend of My Heart,

but also for those who will receive these words, ponder them,

and out of them draw the inspiration to love Me more generously, more fruitfully, and more joyfully.

I speak to you for the sake of My priests. You will be astonished at the reception given to these words of Mine.

Many souls of priests will be quickened and consoled by them. Many priests will be moved to spend time in the radiance of My Eucharistic Face, and to abide close to My pierced Heart.

This is My desire for them. I want to draw all My priests into the radiance of My Face

and, then, into the sanctuary of My open Heart.

(From In Sinu Iesu, The Journal of a Priest)

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