Katya Rivas: The Door to Heaven
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Door to Heaven
A teaching for Man,
about his weaknesses,
limits and reach.
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English Edition 1.1 - July 1999
The Door to Heaven
Like the earlier books dictated to Catalina, this reaches us together with a soft breeze that transmits a sweet Message of pure, living and fertile love.
Right from the first topic, the proposal is clear and concrete: " Never distance yourself from the Door to My Heart " (DH-1). The revelation is eloquent: " The Door to Heaven is the Heart of Jesus." Hence the insistence of the messages received in the world, inviting us to consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, become one in their most sublime expression.
This spiritual School instructs us that in order to pass through the Door and enter the Kingdom of Heaven it we must live in Grace, since this is the way God works in each man and helps him to mold his identity.
Emphasize the significant resource of the Holy
Spirit as a fountain of inspiration and saintly
To be precise, to illuminate our path, observe in a critical manner the behavior of modern man; He feels hurt by the indifference of the world towards their God and bitterly claims: " The souls I have saved with My blood, have strayed away from Me..." He is the Good Shepherd, He goes after His sheep, but many do not want to listen…
Notwithstanding, His patience is infinite and from the depths of His Spirit He presents Himself once more to this ungrateful man, enunciating the name that springs from the abyss of His Heart: " My name is Love," and with that He embraces us, drawing us closer to the righteousness of Heaven, the Homeland of all souls who love the Lord. He wants us all to be together, which is why He reminds us of the dialogue with the Holy Spirit through prayer, the importance of good deeds for God and man. He explains the meaning of suffering and, in the last analysis, He reminds us in the inevitable duty of all God's children: to "concern ourselves with His Glory."
It is an invitation to follow in His footsteps, to be His instruments of love and mercy, although He perceives - with sadness and bitterness - that our commitment is half-hearted, which is why He criticizes the lukewarmness of our hearts and attitudes.
Do not falter, He continues to advise man. He wants " unity " in the prayer groups, in the communities, in the whole world. We were all born of the same Father, our Creator, but we have forgotten His loving teachings. Many " defects " separate men: we do not work for our fellow men; we have neglected humility, for many people purity is an inconceivable and archaic concept, while it is one of the most precious virtues for God. He reminds us how wrath and anger disfigure even the most beautiful face. Finally He says: " You will find Me through silence … I do not like the noise or the profanity of the world."
He speaks to us of Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, realities that man's rationalism and pride want to ignore or understand in their own way, but He insists in their fundamental role.
When Jesus addresses us, He never forgets His Mother: He invites us to come closer to her, the Queen of Heaven, without sin, the Loving Mother, the Protectress. Mary's time has come!
She is of one heart with her Son…there is a sentence for those who do not want to recognize her: " Those who accuse My Mother, accuse Me."
This fervent and wise dialogue seeks an answer from man, one that commits his free will and surrenders it to His Divine Love, one that springs from the depths of the heart, saying an authentic, loyal, trusting and generous "yes".
In this garden of delight where every Message becomes a fresh, juicy fruit, there is still more. At Jesus’ request, the "Prayer Groups" of Cochabamba and La Paz were to join forces and work together. To facilitate this meeting and discussion, a "Spiritual Retreat" was organized in the city. The people responsible for the group selected the topics to be discussed, but they received a great and wonderful surprise when Jesus announced to Catalina that He would dictate the subject matter and context of the Retreat…
The Messages in DH-38 correspond to the aforementioned experience. No one could have expected such a Grace. The arguments are topical, touching on the doubts and truths of present-day man and, in their time, constituted the vectors that marked the new identity that we were acquiring, encouraging our desire to become lay people primarily committed to His Word. It was the least that could be offered to the "living" Christ who is always lovingly present in all human acts, yesterday, today and tomorrow. We did not stop thinking about the Blessed Faustina Kowalska, whom Jesus also guided during a Spiritual Retreat in the 1930's.
These are the Fountains of Love and Mercy that flow from the depths of divine feeling. How can we not drink from this fountain that offers us fresh, living water …even more so if the source is so close? Why discuss or doubt this Good thing so much when the fruits are abundant, lasting, good and delicious? Remember the words: " My sheep know Me and I know them."
Let us be thankful to the good God who spreads His Word even though men turn a deaf ear. A few will listen, eventually there will be more; later the seed will die, but the fruit will live on.
Let us be
thankful to our generous sister, Catalina, who with the
spirit of oblation has dedicated her life to the service of
this extraordinary cause. Our Lord blesses her daily with
His fraternal and intimate Word.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. What a sweet path that passes through the hearts of Jesus and Mary and leads us to the Door to Heaven!
Then, let us enter!
Cochabamba, November 27, 1997
Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
EDITOR’S NOTE: Beginning today, and through the rest of 2002, Scoop will be publishing a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic Church for several books she says she was instructed to write by Jesus Christ, Mary and various Angels. Scoop’s extract, above, comes from Rivas’s book “The Door to Heaven”. In 1999 Katya Rivas was the subject of a top-rating documentary show hosted by Mike Willessee (see Scoop TV review - Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World and Scoop Images ). More recently Rivas says she was instructed by Jesus to have her books translated and published on the internet with the intention of having the books distributed to as wide an audience as possible. Several of the books can now be read online at http://www.greatcrusade.org/, and more are coming soon.
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