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C.C.C. 2202: ††ĎA man and a woman united in marriage, together with their children, form a family. This institution is prior to any recognition by public authority, which has an obligation to recognize it.† It should be considered the normal reference point by which the different forms of family relationship are to be evaluatedí.
C.C.C. 2203:† ĎIn creating man and woman, God instituted the human family and endowed it with its fundamental constitution.† Its members are persons equal in dignity.† For the common good of its members and of society, the family necessarily has manifold responsibilities, rights and dutiesí
C.C.C. 2204:† " The Christian family constitutes a specific revelation and realization of ecclesial communion, and for this reason it can and should be called a domestic church " (FC 21; cf. LG 11). It is a community of faith, hope and charity; it assumes singular importance in the Church, as is evident in the New Testament (Cf. Eph 5:21-6:4; Col 3:18-21; 1 Pt 3:1-7).
24th February 1987.† A married couple's thanksgiving Mass at St.
Patricia.† Our Lord, speaking of the Sacrament of Marriage, said:
Jesus.† How many couples come and give thanks through the Holy Mass? Yet so many graces are poured out in this Sacrament!† If couples came at every stage of their marriage and asked for more graces and help in their difficulties, they would quickly grow in holiness.
Make full use of the Sacraments.† It is My desire to help you, console you, strengthen you. Come together in humility.† Man and wife, bring your children.† So soon you forget Me and your promises to each other!† My Blessing on this gathering +.
Our Lady.† My Motherly Blessing also +. The invitation to be a family of Divine Innocence extends to the whole family, even if only one member understands at first.
Patricia.† Our Lord is shown carrying a great heavy Cross, He falls at the altar steps. During Mass, high above the altar, I saw the symbols on the Eucharistic Medal alive, the
suffering Christ; the fresh roses, white and red and perfumed, with dew on them; the
Precious Blood; the Dove with the golden chain and One drop of Our Lord's Precious
Blood. The circle of the Medal had a golden light.
Our Lady came with Angels. The Angels went up into the sanctuary area and all knelt
facing the altar. The Angels looked as if they were made of gold, full of light.
Patricia. ††Why do You have these Wounds, Lord?
Jesus.† So many marriages of the world deepen these Wounds!
1st July 1998.
Patricia.† Mother, what does the Novitiate mean for those whose marriages are on the rocks?
Our Lady.† It means hope.
Patricia.† They seem to have no hope.
Our Lady.† It means the founding of marriages on the Rock of Christ from the beginning.
Patricia.† Will so many marriages never come right, dear Mother?
Our Lady.† Marriages will never be completely right unless they begin and end in the Novitiate of the Holy Family. This Novitiate is the hope of the Church, the hope of every family. Take courage, there are those of you who are sowing with tears. Heaven looks with compassion on suffering families and that is why this great grace has been given.
Patricia.† Sometimes, Mother, I have no heart to speak about the joys of the Novitiate of the Holy Family. When people suffer so much they expect things to change and they seem to get worse.
Our Lady.† The Holy Family experienced the same persecution and exile unto death of self. This is a Novitiate of Reparation and generous love for those who will reap in joy. Be faithful, my poor suffering children. My Motherly Blessing, I take your petition to my Heart and to the Heart of Jesus + .
Our Lady.† Tell my children here that I know of all their hidden sufferings and see with great consolation their hidden efforts to respond to Godís call.
My little children of Divine Innocence, The Way of Divine Innocence will
of its very nature challenge the forces of evil and sin. Be of good courage and
follow in the footsteps of the Child Jesus. Come under my guidance and the protection
In every area of your lives, Godís Divine Innocence must be triumphant.
Do not separate your spiritual life from your practical work. All must be done
in holy innocence and for the glory of the Most Blessed Trinity. We are obliged
to pass on to each one of you the role of
ĎMale and female, he created themí; male and female He has recreated
them. Be fully part of that recreation.
Many of you are married, many single, all have motherly or fatherly roles according to Godís Holy Will. The Novitiate of the Holy Family has been given to teach you how to strive to live your roles in holy co-operation. Many women have been abandoned by men. Many men have been abandoned by women. So many broken marriages cause terrible hidden wounds in men, women and children. Do not think that if you are in broken relationships you cannot benefit from the Way of Divine Innocence. You need it all the more. All can partake in this Novitiate, but you must conform your lives to the full and fruitful life and teaching of the Holy Catholic Church.† We will show you how to make your sufferings universally creative and set you on the road to freedom, the freedom of the innocent children of God.
Our Lady.† Remember the
hidden years the Holy Family spent in
Infant Jesus.††† My Benediction + .†† Children of Divine Innocence, follow me in Innocence!
5th June 2001(ii).
Patricia.† In the world there is general discussion as to who is responsible for the ills and wrongs in society; problems with teenagers, broken marriages, moral decline etc. Ė rarely are they called sin.† New theories are put forward daily but no one in particular is to blame.† Referring to these theories, Our Lord said:
Jesus.† It is the fault of the nebulous nobodies (ie. nobody is to blame; neither original sin or the sins of the people)!
Jesus.† Get rid of the doctrine of original sin and you get rid of the need of redemption; then you really are in danger.† I redeemed you because I love you!