FEAST OF SAINT RITA OF CASCIA
MESSAGE FROM SAINT RITA OF CASCIA
(Saint Rita): “My beloved brethren, I, Rita of Cascia, come today full of love to say unto ye: I Am thy sister who loves ye very much and really wants to teach ye true love to God.
Ye know that I obtained through My faith, through My hope, through My prayer, through My love and trust in God, the miracle of the branch of the dead vine coming back to life. I also want to resurrect thy souls; thy souls, dead so often by sin, making ye return to the life of the Lord's grace to produce many and great fruits of holiness for Him.
I want to transform ye into pleasant tasting grapes for Our Lord, grapes that have the taste and flavor of holiness, of love, of faith, of purity and of grace.
Be grapes of true love to the Lord, living increasingly each day in grace, in love, in prayer, in penance, seeking in all ways in thy life to live in the love of God, to live the Commandments of God so that then, Jesus and His Blessed Mother may come to taste the pleasant sweet fruits, the pleasant grapes of love and prayer in thy souls.
Be grapes of holiness, whose sweet and flavorful taste Jesus and Mary can taste every day in ye. For this, flee from sin, flee from evil, seek evermore God's friendship, God's grace through prayer and especially, give the Lord the pleasing sweet grapes of thy holiness by accepting the holy will of God and renouncing thy will.
Give the Lord the grapes of thy holiness, by accepting the sufferings He sends ye, that He allows ye every day, with love and submission, so that thus, like Me, every day thy soul gives God the fruits of love, of reparation, of worship and of penance that desires so much.
Be sweet and pleasant grapes to God, cultivating a true love to the Passion of Jesus, to the Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother and seeking to have a great, sincere friendship towards Jesus, giving Jesus thy yes to do His will, renounce thine and thus grow in the perfection of all the virtues.
I love ye, I Am thy friend. Grow in friendship with Me so that I may truly inundate thy life with grace, transforming thy life into a continuation of Mine, so that thy life is a continuous and perennial hymn of love to Jesus Crucified, to the Mother of God and to our Father in Heaven.
Continue with all the prayers that the Mother of God has given ye Here, because they will lead ye down the same path that I traveled to get to Heaven: by the road of prayer, of love, of purity and of holiness.
I bless everyone, from Cascia, from Roccaporena and from Jacareí."