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20130923 Fourth Seer of Fatima 雅莉娜接受痛苦

    Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa (1904-1955) was a mystic and a victim soul. She was called the “fourth seer of Fatima”.

Victim soul

    Alexandrina was born on March 30, 1904 in Balasar, Portugal. In June 1832, a cross appeared on the ground in front of the parish church in Balasar. Jesus revealed to Alexandrina, “a century ago, I ordained that this parish be privileged with a cross as a sign of the crucifixion. The cross was ready, it only wanted a victim. But now I have chosen one to fulfill my divine plans; it is you.”

    The victimhood of Alexandrina began on Holy Saturday 1918. Alexandrina and two other girls were at home when three men broke into the house to molest them. Alexandrina escaped by jumping from the window. She fell twelve feet on to hard ground, and came back to the house with a piece of wood to defend the other girls. The man fled, but the spine of Alexandrina was irreparably injured. At the age of 20, Alexandrina was completely paralyzed and became bedridden.

    At first Alexandrina prayed for a cure, but later she realized that suffering was going to be her vocation. She also realized that Jesus was a prisoner in the tabernacle, just as she was a prisoner in her bed of pain. Alexandrina begged Jesus to accept her as a victim and agreed to suffer as much as she could endure for the conversion and salvation of sinners.

    After offering herself as victim, Alexandrina’s pain increased greatly. She offered up her suffering using the prayer taught by Our Lady in Fatima: “O Jesus, this is for the love of you, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

    In 1931, Alexandrina experienced her first ecstasy. Jesus confirmed her vocation as a victim soul by saying, “Love, suffer and make reparation.”

Intense suffering

    On September 6, 1934, Alexandrina received an invitation from Jesus, “Give me your hands, because I want to nail them with mine. Give me your feet, because I want to nail them to my feet. Give me your head, because I want to crown it with thorns as they did to me. Give me your heart, because I want to pierce it with a lance as they pierced mine. Consecrate your body to me; offer yourself wholly to me … Help me in the redemption of mankind.”

    Alexandrina gave her consent to the invitation of Jesus, and she experienced a period of even more intense suffering. She experienced the attacks of the devil, and began to see terrifying visions and hear blasphemous cries. Satan frequently urged Alexandrina to end her suffering by committing suicide. Alexandrina overcame these trials by obeying her spiritual director.

    Jesus explained to Alexandrina the importance of her suffering, “My daughter, suffering is the key to Heaven. I have endured so much to open Heaven to all mankind, but for many it was in vain. They say ‘I want to enjoy life, I have come into the world only for enjoyment.’ They say ‘Hell does not exist.’ I have died for them, and they say they did not ask me to do so. They have formed heresies against me. In order to save them, I select certain souls and lay the cross on their shoulders. Happy the soul who understands the value of suffering! My cross is sweet if carried for love of me … I chose you from your mother’s womb. I watch over you in your great difficulties. It was I who chose them for you, that I might have a victim to offer me much reparation. Lean on my Sacred Heart and find therein strength to suffer everything.”

真福雅莉娜.瑪利亞.郭詩大(1904-1955)是一位受苦的靈魂,被譽為「花地瑪的第四位神視者」。

 

受苦的靈魂

 

雅莉娜於1904330日出生在葡萄牙的巴肋撒。18326巴肋撒堂區聖堂前,地上曾出現了一個十字架,耶穌曉諭雅莉娜,說:「一世紀前,我賜予這堂區一個十字架,作為奉獻被釘的標記。十字架已準備好,只欠一個犧牲。但如今我召選了一位去完成我神聖的計劃;就是你。」

 

雅莉娜的苦痛始於1918復活節前夕。當時,雅莉娜和另外兩名女孩子在一間屋子內,突然有三名男子闖入,意圖不軌,雅莉娜立刻跳窗逃走,從十二呎高空跌下,然後拿起一根木棒,跑回屋子,驅趕了那三名男子;但原來雅莉娜因墮下而傷及脊椎,六年後終於身體癱瘓,年僅二十歲,已要臥床渡過餘生,。

 

開始時,雅莉娜祈求澈底痊癒,後來理解到這命運是天主的召叫,更意識到她猶如被監禁在床上,就好像耶穌聖體被囚在聖體櫃內一樣。雅莉娜懇求耶穌接納她贖罪的奉獻,以祈罪人悔改和得救。

 

奉獻心意既定,雅莉娜的痛苦漸漸加劇,她遵從花地瑪聖母的吩咐,常唸著:「噢,耶穌,這是為了愛祢,為了贖罪,為了賠補冒犯瑪利亞無玷聖心的罪。」

 

1931年,雅莉娜經歷首次的神魂超拔,耶穌給她確定苦痛的召叫,對她說:「愛、受苦、做補贖。」

 

更大的痛苦

 

193469耶穌邀請雅莉娜,說:「把你的雙手交給我,因為我願意把它們和我的雙手同釘。把你的雙腳交給我,因為我願意把它們和我的雙腳同釘。把你的頭交給我,因為我願意替它載上刺冠,一如他們曾給我載上。把你的心交給我,因為我願意用長矛刺透它,一如他們曾刺透我的心。把你整個身體奉獻給我,把你自己全完獻給我….幫助我救贖世人。」雅莉娜完全同意了耶穌的要求。

 

更多、更厲害的痛楚接踵而來:雅莉娜受到魔鬼襲擊,見到十分恐怖的景象,聽到狂囂的咒罵,又受到魔鬼的唆擺,敦促她自殺了卻痛苦。雅莉娜聽從了神師的指導,把這一切都克服過來。

 

耶穌向雅莉娜解釋受苦的重要:「我的女兒,受苦是升天堂的竅門。為世人打開天堂的門,我受了很多苦,但很多人仍然不濟。他們說:『我要享受人生,我生在世上只是為享樂。』他們說:『沒有地獄的存在。』我為他們而死,而他們說他們並沒有要求過我這樣做。他們興起異端來反對我。為救贖他們,我召選了一些靈魂,把十字架放在他們的肩上。明白苦痛價值的人是有福的!如果為愛我而背負,我的十字架是甘飴的自你在母胎中,我已經召選了你。在你的大困苦中,我看顧了你。我為了你而選擇了那些困苦,使我能有一個犧牲者來給我獻上賠補。偎依在我聖心,並在那裡找到承受所有苦痛的力量!」

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20130916 Pope consecrated Russia 教宗奉獻俄國

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady predicted that she would come to ask for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

Grace and mercy
On June 13, 1929, Sister Lucia of Fatima had an important vision at her convent in Tuy, Spain. She wrote, “I had sought and obtained permission from my superiors and confessor to make a Holy Hour from 11 o’clock until midnight every Thursday-to-Friday night.
“Being alone one night, I knelt near the altar rails in the middle of the chapel and, prostrate, I prayed the prayers of the angel. Feeling tired, I then stood up and continued to say the prayers with my arms in the form of a cross. The only light was that of the sanctuary lamp.
“Suddenly the whole chapel was illuminated by a supernatural light, and above the altar appeared a cross of light, reaching to the ceiling. In a brighter light on the upper part of the cross could be seen the face of a man, and his body as far as the waist; upon his breast was a dove of light; nailed to the cross was the body of another man.
“A little below the waist, I could see a chalice and a large host suspended in the air, onto which drops of blood were falling from the face of Jesus crucified and from the wound in His side. These drops ran down onto the host and fell into the chalice.
“Beneath the right arm of the cross was Our Lady, and in her hand was her Immaculate Heart. (It was Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart in her left hand, without sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames.) Under the left arm of the cross large letters, as if of crystal clear water, which ran down upon the altar, formed these words: ‘Grace and Mercy.’
“I understood that it was the Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity which was shown to me, and I received lights about this mystery which I am not permitted to reveal.
“Our Lady then said to me: ‘The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the bishops of the world, to make the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means.
“There are so many souls whom the justice of God condemns for sins committed against me that I have come to ask reparation: sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray.”
The vision is a summary of the essentials of our Catholic Faith, and the message from Our Lady concerns the future of the world.
In 1948 Sister Lucia transferred from the Sisters of St. Dorothy to the Carmelite community in Coimbra, Portugal, where she lived out the message of Fatima as a contemplative nun for the rest of her life.

Consecration by Pope
Pope John Paul II, with the bishops of the world, consecrated the world and Russia to the Immaculate Heart on March 25, 1984.
In the summer of 1989 Father Robert Fox, the editor of the Immaculate Heart Messenger, publicized that Sister Lucia had said that God had accepted the collegial consecration of March 25, 1984, and “the Lord will keep His word.”
Then, in the fall of 1989, the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe began.
Sister Lucia died on Feb. 13, 2005, at the age of 97. Before breathing her last, she said, “For the Holy Father! … Our Lady, Our Lady, Holy Angels, Heart of Jesus, Heart of Jesus! We are going, we are going.”
“Where?” asked Mother Celina.
“To heaven….”
“With whom?” asked Mother Celina.
“With Our Lord … Our Lady … and the little shepherds.”

聖母在1917713日向路濟亞確定,她將會要求教宗把俄國奉獻給她無玷聖心。

 

恩寵與慈悲

 

1929613日,身處西班牙杜爾的修院的路濟亞修女,獲得神視;她寫道:「我得到長上及神師准許,每星期四到星期五午夜,作聖時祈禱。一個晚上,我獨自一人在小聖堂中央,接近聖體欄杆前,俯伏地上,唸着向護守天使祈禱經文;後來感覺疲倦,遂站起來,舉起雙手作十字架形繼續祈禱。小聖堂內唯一的光,來自聖體燈。忽然,小聖堂充滿神光,祭台上出現十字形的光,直亮到天花。我看到十字光的上部,有一個男子的面和他的身直至腰部,他的胸膛有一隻光的鴿子,而餘下的十字光,出現儼如另一個被釘的男子。」

 

「在祂的腰間以下,我看見一個聖爵、一個大聖體,同時懸在半空。苦架上耶穌的面和肋旁傷口,正在淌着血,點點的滴血,流經大聖體,落在聖爵內。苦像的右臂下,站着聖母,她左手拿着她的無玷聖心(花地瑪聖母無玷聖心,沒有環繞的玫瑰花,也沒有利刃刺穿,卻有荊棘緊纏,熾火燃燒)。苦像的左臂下,我看到從祭台流出清澈的水,流水形成〔恩寵與慈悲〕的字樣。我頓時覺悟到是至聖聖三奧秘的光照,但我沒有被允許透露任何所得的啟示。」

 

「聖母對我說:天主要教宗和各地所有主教,一起把俄國奉獻給我無玷聖心,藉此而拯救它。很多靈魂因冒犯我的罪而被天主的公義所判斷,我所以要求補贖,你要為此多作補贖和要祈禱。」

 

路濟亞修女所得的神視,是天主教信仰基本的概要;聖母給予的訊息,卻又關係到世界的未來。

 

1948年,路濟亞修女從聖多樂德女修會,轉到高冉伯的加爾默羅修會,以默觀生活,帶出花地瑪聖母的訊息,渡其餘生。

 

教宗的奉獻

 

1984325日,教宗若望保祿二世,與一眾主教們,把世界和俄國奉獻給聖母無玷聖心。1989年夏天,羅勃.霍斯神父在他的《無玷聖心信差》雜誌中,轉述路濟亞修女的話:天主接受了這一奉獻,祂會實踐祂的諾言。1989年秋,歐洲共產政權開始瓦解。

 

2005213日,路濟亞修女以九十七歲高齡壽終。她臨終前,吐出了數言:「為了教宗…聖母!聖母!天使!耶穌聖心!耶穌聖心!我們齊去…,齊去…」旁邊的郭麗雅姆姆問她:「去那裡?」她答道:「天堂!」郭麗雅姆姆續問:「和誰人一起去?」路濟亞修女說:「和我們的主…,我們的聖母…,和小牧羊人們。」

 

20130909 Lucia consoled the Immaculate Heart 路濟亞安慰聖母聖心

On May 13, 1917, Our Lady said to Lucia, “You will have much to suffer, but the grace of God will comfort you.” Within a few years of the apparitions, Lucia experienced the sadness of loneliness.

Death of loved ones
Francisco died on April 4, 1919. Lucia wrote, “I cannot describe how I miss him. This grief is a sad thorn pricking my heart for endless years.”
After the death of Francisco, Lucia’s father also died. He was a strong man, but within 20 hours double pneumonia suddenly ended his life.
Lucia shouted alone in her room, “My God, my God, I never imagined you had in store for me so much suffering! But I will suffer this for your love, in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Holy Father, and for the conversion of sinners.”
The health of Jacinta was worsening, and it was decided she would go to Lisbon for treatment. After the departure of Jacinta, Lucia went away and hid in a rocky cave to relieve her grief alone with God by shedding copious tears.
Jacinta died on Feb. 20, 1920. The Fatima church bells began to toll. Lucia knew that the tolling must be for the death of Jacinta. She ran away to a lonely place and flung herself upon the ground and wept as if her heart would break. It was only towards nightfall that she returned home, her eyes red from crying.
For a long time the sadness of Lucia seemed to grow greater and greater. When the cemetery was open, she would spend long hours sitting close to Francisco’s or her father’s tombstone.

First Saturdays
The bishop decided to send Lucia to a school at Oporto run by the Sisters of St. Dorothy. With a heavy and sorrowful heart, Lucia left Fatima on June 16, 1921.
In 1925, Lucia joined the order of St. Dorothy.
On Dec. 10, 1925, Our Lady appeared to Lucia with the Infant Jesus. Our Lady said, “Look, my daughter, at my heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude.
“You at least try to console me, and say that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturdays of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the rosary, and keep me company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”
The infant Jesus told Lucia on Feb. 15, 1926, that people can go to confession on another day other than the first Saturday, provided they are in the state of grace when receiving Communion and have the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
On the night between May 29 and 30, 1930, Our Lord revealed that the purpose of the five first Saturdays devotion is to make reparation for the five ways in which people offend and blaspheme against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

— People blaspheme against the Immaculate Conception.
— People blaspheme against her Virginity.
— People blaspheme against her Divine Maternity, refusing to accept her as the Mother of all mankind.
— People try publicly to implant in children’s hearts indifference, contempt, and even hatred for this Immaculate Mother.
— People insult her sacred status directly.

Our Lord also told Lucia that the practice of this devotion would be equally accepted on the Sunday after the first Saturday, when, for just motive, priests allow it.

聖母在1917年5月13日向路濟亞說:「你將會受很多的苦,但天主的聖寵將會是你的慰藉。」聖母顯現後的若干年,路濟亞飽受孤獨之苦。

 

好友離世

 

小方濟死於1919年4月4日,路濟亞寫道:「我無法敘說我對他的懷念,就如荊棘刺入我的心房,經年不息。」

 

小方濟死後不久,,路濟亞的父親雖一向體健,卻突罹急性肺炎,二十小時內離世,路濟亞遭此突變,躲在房間向天主呼叫:「我主!我主!我從未想到祢要我承受那麼大的苦痛,但我甘願承擔,為了愛祢,為了賠補無玷聖心因罪惡受到的冒犯,為教宗和罪人的悔改。」

 

雅仙達健康日益惡化,被轉送到里斯本治療,路濟亞獨自躲到一個石穴,邊流淚,尋求天主的安慰。

 

1920年的2月20日,雅仙達逝世。花地瑪聖堂響起喪鐘,路濟亞曉得是為雅仙達致哀,她馬上走到一處偏僻的地方,投在地上大哭,儼如心窩碎裂,入夜才帶著哭紅了腫脹的眼睛回家。

 

路濟亞的傷痛,不退且增,常到父親和小方濟墳前,憑吊數個小時。

 

首瞻禮七

 

主教決定把路濟亞送到奧樸圖,入讀聖多樂德女修會辦的學校。路濟亞聽命,於1921年6月16日,帶著沉重的心情,離開花地瑪。

 

1925年,路濟亞加入聖多樂德女修會。同年12月10日,聖母帶同耶穌聖嬰顯現給她,對她說:「我的女兒,看!我的心被荊棘刺傷!每每罪人褻瀆負恩,我的心便被刺傷,你要嘗試給我安慰。你告訴世人,他們若為賠補我傷透的無玷聖心,一連五個首瞻禮七(每月首個星期六),在當天妥辦告解、善領聖體,誦唸五端玫瑰經,又用十五分鐘和我一起默想十五端玫瑰經,我答應在他們臨終時,給他們靈魂得救所需的聖寵。」

 

1926年2月15日,耶穌聖嬰讓路濟亞知道:如果教友不能在首瞻禮七當天辦告解,只要他們靈魂帶著寵愛和賠補聖母無玷聖心的意向仍可領補辱聖體;教友可在首瞻禮七八日前或八日後,甚致更長的日子,來辦告解。

 

1930年5月29日及30日的午夜,耶穌啟示路濟亞,五個首瞻禮七賠補傷透聖母無玷聖心的五種罪惡:

 

  1. 攻擊聖母的始胎無玷;
  2. 攻擊聖母的卒世童貞;
  3. 攻擊聖母為天主之母的道理,並拒絕接受她是世人的母親;
  4. 公然在兒童心中播下對無玷聖母的冷漠、輕視、和仇恨;
  5. 在聖母聖像前辱罵聖母。

 

耶穌又告訴路濟亞,假如有正當理由,神父有權准許教友在首瞻禮七的次天(星期日)做這賠補敬禮。

 

20130902 Little Jacinta offered sacrifices 小雅仙達奉獻犧牲

Blessed Jacinta Marto was deeply impressed by the secret of Fatima given on July 13, 1917. The first part of the secret was the vision of hell, the second part was the devotion to the Immaculate Heart, and the third part was the suffering of the Holy Father. The secret shaped the spiritual life of little Jacinta.

Concern for sinners
Jacinta was greatly impressed by the vision of hell. Frequently she sat and meditated, and would cry out, “Hell! Hell! How sorry I am for the souls that are going to hell! And people burn there alive, like wood in fire!” Sometimes she said, “So many falling into hell! So many in hell!”
To reassure Jacinta, Lucia said, “Don’t be afraid. You are going to heaven!” Jacinta answered, “Yes, I am going there, but I also want everyone to go there!” At times Jacinta would not eat in order to offer her sacrifice for sinners who eat too much.
Even when sick, Jacinta would go to Mass on weekdays. Lucia said, “Jacinta, don’t. You aren’t able, and it’s not Sunday today.”
Jacinta answered, “It doesn’t matter. I will go for sinners who don’t go even on Sundays.”

Heart of Mary
Jacinta had a great devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She said to Lucia, “That lady said that her Immaculate Heart was your refuge and the road which will lead you to God. Aren’t you thrilled! Her heart is so good and I love it!”
Jacinta’s favourite ejaculatory prayer was “Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.” Sometimes Jacinta picked flowers in the fields and sang with a tune she had just made up: “Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation! Immaculate Heart of Mary, convert sinners, save souls from hell!”

The Holy Father
Jacinta had a great love for the Holy Father. One day she had a vision of the Pope. She said, “I saw the Holy Father in a very large house, kneeling before a table with his face in his hands. He was crying. Many people were in front of the house; some were throwing stones, while others were cursing him and using foul language. Poor Holy Father. We need to pray a lot for him!”
Another time she said, “Don’t you see many highways, so many roads, and fields full of dead people trickling blood? So many people weeping with hunger, for they have nothing to eat? And the Holy Father praying in a church before the Immaculate Heart of Mary? And many people praying with him?”
At her beatification ceremony in 2000, Pope John Paul II thanked Jacinta for praying and making sacrifices for the Holy Father.

Sickness and death
Our Lady appeared to Jacinta and foretold that she would go to Lisbon to a hospital, die alone, and be taken into heaven.
When Jacinta left for Lisbon, she hugged Lucia’s neck for a long time and said, crying, “We shall never meet again. Pray for me a lot until I go to heaven, and afterwards I will pray a lot for you…. Love Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary a great deal, and make many sacrifices for sinners.”
In Lisbon, Our Lady visited Jacinta. She told Jacinta that:
The sins which lead most people to hell are sins of impurity.
Luxuries have to be put aside.
People must not be obstinate in sin, as they had been until then.
People must perform great penances.
The Heart of Jesus wishes the Heart of Mary to be venerated at His side. Let them ask for peace through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for God has given it to her.

雅仙達對1917年7月13日聖母在花地瑪顯現時透露的三個秘密,十分有感受:先是地獄的情景,然後是對聖母無玷聖心的敬禮,最後是教宗受到傷害。

為罪人擔憂

雅仙達對看到地獄的情景,印象十分深刻,她常坐下來默想,哭著說:「地獄!地獄。我真為那些在地獄的靈魂,感到心痛!那些人像活活地被燒著!」有時她喊著:「那麼多人下地獄!那麼多人在地獄裡!」

路濟亞曾對她道:「別怕,你會升天堂的!」雅仙達答說:「不錯,我會升天堂,但我要所有人都升天堂!」有時她故意不吃,為那些貪饕的靈魂做補贖犧牲。

生病時,雅仙達仍每天到聖堂參與彌撒,路濟亞勸告她:「雅仙達,不要去!你支持不了!況且今天不是主日。」雅仙達說:「不打緊,我要為那些連在主日都不到聖堂參與彌撒的人而去。」

聖母聖心

雅仙達非常恭敬聖母無玷聖心。她對路濟亞說:「聖母說過,她的無玷聖心是你的庇蔭,會帶領你走向天主。你不感到興奮嗎?她的聖心是何等美善!我愛她!」

小雅仙達常用的短禱是:「瑪利亞的甘飴聖心,作我的救援。」有時,她從田間摘下一些鮮花,隨便哼上自編的曲調,唱著:「瑪利亞的甘飴聖心,作我的救援。瑪利亞無玷聖心,感化罪人,拯救人靈,免受地獄之火!」

聖父教宗

雅仙達愛護教宗。一天,她在神視中看見教宗,她說:「我看見聖父教宗在一所大宅內,跪在檯子旁,雙手掩著面哭泣,外邊很多人用石子投向大宅,又惡言詛咒他。可憐的聖父教宗,我們真要多為他祈禱!」

又有一次,小雅仙達說:「你們可見到大路和田野間,有許多淌著血的死人?又有很多人因捱飢抵餓而哭泣?聖父教宗在聖母無玷聖心前禱告,有很多人和他一起禱告著。」

2000年宣福盛典上,教宗若望保祿二世向小雅仙達致謝,感謝她為教宗祈禱。

生病和離世

聖母顯現時,曾預言雅仙達會在里斯本一間醫院內,孤獨地死去,然後升上天堂。

當雅仙達被送往里斯本時,她緊抱著路濟亞的頸,哭著說:「我們永別了。為我祈禱直至我升了天堂,然後我會為你常常祈禱…多熱愛耶穌和聖母無玷聖心吧。為罪人多做補贖。」

小雅仙達在里斯本住院期間,聖母探訪她,告訴她

  •  令最多人下地獄是不潔的罪。
  •  要摒棄奢華逸樂。
  • 人們必須停止固執於罪惡的現狀。
  • 人們必須多做補贖。
  • 耶穌切望聖心無玷聖心與祂至聖聖心一起被尊敬。讓他們要向瑪利亞無玷聖心祈求和平,因為天主已將和平交給聖母。