Katya Rivas: I Want A Marian Eucharistic Congress
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
Selected Extracts From Katya Rivas's Writings
From Advent 2002 through to Lent 2003 Scoop will be publishing selected extracts from Katya Rivas’s writings, extracts will be taken from each of the four books so far translated into English.
Selected Extract No. 30
I Want the Marian Eucharistic Congress
From The Door To Heaven
My little daughter, how much I appreciate your sacrifices because sacrifice and self-denial nourish love. How they lack understanding of the true value of God’s gift and power on souls!
I want you to know that a long time ago, the armies of the West came seven times to My tomb looking for Me. Their efforts were not rewarded, but this did not stop their intensive search for Me. My light opened a path through the storm clouds aroused by the heresies that offended Me in the sixteenth century. Later the revolutionary guillotine that was beheading My priests - heralds of the faith and ministers of the Sacraments - was powerless to put an end to the prestige and sovereignty of the one they called infamous: Me.
But, where do I live?… In the Blessed Sacrament, that is how I have been instructing My Church and, therefore, it is not strange that all Catholic worship revolves around this Sacrament of Love, to glorify My Father and His Son, the God-Man.
To say that Eucharistic Congresses are religious meetings held to deal with everything related to the cult of the Eucharist, you already know this. You should know that it was a woman who, in 1881, initiated the idea and propagated it in France with the powerful assistance of My Bishop Segur. Mrs. Tamisier was an indefatigable apostle for the work of public worship of the Blessed Sacrament, a woman, like another woman who was the first to see Me resurrected, like another woman whom I have now chosen to encourage people in My Love and to show them that I am there, loving them and waiting for them…
The principal acts of these Congresses are: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass concelebrated by the dignitaries of the clergy; the general Communions for children, which present a beautiful spectacle since they look like small white clouds spreading over a valley – they are like angelic choirs that fly about the altar like immaculate doves in a dove-house; and general communions for men, who look like hardened soldiers, paying tribute to their Lord, to whom they have lodged in the innermost depths of their souls. In these scenes of such piety, one remembers the passage of the multiplication of the bread… The general assemblies, when renowned sacred orators and lay lecturers explain magisterially the Eucharistic doctrine and the ways of developing devotion to My Majesty, powerfully incite attention and fervor…
Teach, My children, speak to men about My presence at the altars, tell them about My infinite Love and tell them how much they are missing when they do not receive their God as true nourishment… Also, while making amends to Me, the Eucharistic Congresses receive a shower of favors for the soul, body, time, eternity…
Be careful, they are going to do everything possible to suspend the Congress. Pray a lot and the convents should be instructed in continual prayer for the success of the Congress. Happy are those who promote this sovereign worship; happy are those who strive to make it splendid; happy are those who go to this meeting place and see and feel these wonders. Set an example, My children, evangelize with your lives, give testimony… For men of faith, My Eucharistic form is a gateway to Bethlehem where they adore Me, like the angels, the shepherds and the Magi. For those enlightened with the brilliance of the faith, in each altar where sacrifice is elevated, a new Calvary is raised and with feelings of profound adoration, those words are repeated: "Truly, here is the Son of God."
The abandonment of the visits to My Sacrament of Love, the scarcity of communions, the excessive regard for other people’s opinions for which many are embarrassed to approach the table of the angels, arises from a lack of faith. Because if they would realize, if they were told with conviction that the infinite Majesty of their God - with His exalted courtiers - resides in their temples, men would be anxious, desirous and solicitous to merit the honor and happiness of speaking, receiving and living with their Lord.
Where can we find the remedy for this faltering or lukewarm faith? In the same Form, because it sustains and increases faith. It is virtue that infuses supernatural faith, grace that is the root and foundation of justification, grace that comes with the sacraments and you increase with the reception of them. Nevertheless, if the faithful observe that the priest is a routine celebrant, if they do not notice true fervor and humility at the moment of the Consecration, they will find it hard to believe that this will increase their faith.
Speak about the blind man of Jericho, who not only received the gift of sight but the first thing he saw was Me. Also, in the healing of another blind man, note that the strength of his vision increased as his faith increased; in a similar manner, as men receive communion, they get to know Me more intimately and listen from the depths of their hearts to My supreme teachings. I, being the Teacher, increase the light in the minds of those who receive Me, so that they can penetrate more into the profundity of My doctrine. This doctrine, a seed from Heaven, can fall, as I have indicated, sometimes on fertile soil and will produce a hundred to one, at other times on the road and others among bramble and thorns… Therefore, this growth of faith - sometimes subjective and sometimes objective - depends largely on their cooperation with grace.
Happy are My Apostles, who after their first communion at the Cenacle said: Now we understand everything You tell us… Happy, doubting Thomas, who touching My wounds burst forth into an intense act of faith and love. Happy are the disciples of Emmaus, who recognized the pilgrim as the One who lit their hearts… Happy are the poor and ignorant, according to the world, who through continual contact with Me have learned celestial knowledge, the knowledge which communicates faith, strengthened by the reception of the sacred banquet. These privileged beings not only have faith, but live justly, acquiescing in practice to My orders. Blessed are they! More blessed still are those whose faith in My Sacrament has been rewarded with miracles.
EDITOR’S NOTE: 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. In August 2002 Rivas visited Wellington New Zealand and met with Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson. See… Scoop Feature: Jesus's Secretary Visits Wellington
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