So many things to blog about!!!!!
The hour of Grace today at noon promised by the Rosa mystica apparitions, the Consecration to Mary, the liebster awards, etc.
For some reason the Consecration to Mary keeps appearing in the most unexpected places since my talks last weekend with Chris.topher West about my fears and his suggestion to do it in the simple format as soon as possible and then do the big one .
I am amazed that it keeps poping up every sintle day, like not letting me forget.
I really think God is this way with me since I am a very hardheaded person and I am also sooooo Martha and also so fearful. He needs to be very, very blunt with me! Also I am amazaed I learned yesterday of the HOUR OF GRACE TODAY AT NOON.
I had no idea. I really am a complete novice in things Mary. =)
The Consecration has been appearing through other bloggers that have been thinking about doing it today, http://blessedbelord.blogspot.com/ and lavished with lemons i n Febraury . http://lavishedwithlemons.blogspot.com/http://lavishedwithlemons.blogspot.com/ via friends and even cooking classes!
And I even had the Secret of Mary book in Spanish right here at home that the nuns had given me to read many years ago due to my marriage on St. montfort´s feast day and had forgotten about it completly. Well I looked and in seconds I found it.
Out of the blue I found the exact book West told me to read!! Not the consecration to Mary, but the Secret of Mary!
But more things happened yesterday and I was simply amazed. For the last weeks I have been taking a baking class once a week in the mornings. With the coming of Josemaria and my life changing from one day to the very next from being out and about all the time to staying home all the time in just a few hours I needed some time out of the house without leaving him too much time. So during this morning nap I go to this small place very near my home and learn how to bake bread, do cookies and cakes for 3 hours. It has been God sent. I also have been able to speak with other mothers, learn about the many resources for us near my house and in general develope my female side that I had long forgotten due to my work.
Well I always knew the owners of the store were very Catholic since they have this big image of Guadalupe in the store (here its very common) and it always has flowers and the lady that is at the front desk has all this medals. Well out ot the blue yesterday we ended up talking. She had been on the phone and she was telling somebody that she was going today to the Basilica.
As I was paying for some special flour I needed to bake some bread we ended up talking about many things for the very first time and she told me she worked with unwed mothers so they do not abort.
Well one thing led to the other and I told her about Napro. She was very excited and told me she could introduce me to many many people that would love to help. I was amazed.
But then I told her I was fearful and that I was thinking about the Consecration, but was still unsure of the commitment. Well..... she told me she was doing it today and told me here is the way to do it and pulled a pamphlet in Spanish with the whole consecratoin of Montfort! Right there in the cooking store. I had such a face that I think she was laughing.
She also told me do it. Many things will happen still, but you will have pace and strenght.
I spent all afternoon in awe and sure that I needed to do it today.
Then came something also incredible.
As I blogged some months ago in May I spent some time in Brazil for work and in a series of miracles ( a letter from Dr H right before I left, a person from Rio de Janeiro being at the very same time in Sao Paolo, the meeting with the head of the life commision of the latinamerican bishops, etc) I met with a client that has changed my life. .
Its simply amazing: Brazil is farther away from Mexico than Europe (its like 11 hour flight) and it the country in Latinamerica that speaks a different launguage from the rest (we speak Spanish and they speak Portuguese and while they are similar we Spanish speakers have a hard time understanding them) so that we met in person and have been able to talk is amazing (we speak in English and when needed she in Portuguese and me in Spanish)
So Carolina became my client (she allowed me to put her name here). She is a medical doctor,. who had a conversion some years ago and works very strongly for life there. Well she and her DH have been facing IF for a very long time and she does not have his support 100% in not doing IVF and has a lot of pressure from her political family to do it.
It has been an increible cross and she would welcome all prayers. She has not read this blog but I told her about it yesterday and said I could write about this here.
And Napro does not exist in Brazil. she has NO options! So we have been skyping for a few months and she is now in Omaha. Tomorrow will be her lap with Dr. H. If you can spare a prayer .
I cannot even imagine traveling from so far away without the support from your DH and his family to a strange country in another language in the middle of winter to stand strong in your values. (i ts Summer in Brazil and very very hot in Rio de Janeiro) so the winter in Omaha is an added cross for her. Simply amazing.
Well she told me also about the consecration last night also, but not only this....
She told me about the HOUR of GRACE TODAY AT NOON. I had no idea but I have been reading about it and its a promise by the Virgin on the day of the Inmaculate Conception that if at noon you spend this hour at Church or home She will grant you many graces. Here is more:
The Hour of Grace, celebrated on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, was given to us by Our Lady Rosa Mystica. She said of this Hour: "This Hour of Grace will produce great and numerous conversions. Hardened and cold hearts resembling this marble will be touched by divine Grace, and they will become faithful to Our Lord in loyal love." We are asked to intercede for all in our lives, without interruption of any kind for one hour, after reciting Psalm 51 three times, the Miserere
If you put hour of grace immaculate conception noon you will find tons of articles. So today I will be at church doing this and later do my simple consecration to Mary.
She had been doing it for the last 3 years and had been asking for the opportunity to become a mother and have a diagnosis. Well today she in in Omaha. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How about that for a sign!
I almost cried when she told me the story. and while we were there in Rio de Janeiro we went to the chapel of the bishop and right there was Our Lady of Guadalupe which is not common since the virgin of Brazil is Aparecida.
Well we asked Her for help for Carolina and ...... she will have her operation on the Feast of San Juan Diego and she will be still there waiting for her diagnosis on Her Feast day next monday December 12 day of Guadalupe!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alive in hope!
Joann from Rise and Shine and Give God the glory! http://storethings.blogspot.com/
Lavished with lemons!
I am having a hard time linking and doing it so I will practice tonight and do it for tomorrow!! I am a complete blogger ilitearte so these things take me time. I promise to do it!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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