In this time, of what feels like the predicted apocalyptic trials, Mary is closer to us than ever. She is fully with us.
In joyful anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12), I have a burning desire to share with you the treasure hidden within an image that was not painted by man (acheiropoieta). This is a recent and overwhelming discovery concerning the Tilma of St Juan Diego, in Mexico. Do you know about this miracle? Many of you already know that this image is scientifically inexplicable because of the 13 characters that are visible in the retina of Mary’s eyes.
Here is the amazing discovery, a real scoop: Professor Fernando Ojeda, a mathematician and specialist of the Tilma, has found musical notes on it. He has managed to put into music the harmonies present in the golden sun rays behind the silhouette of Mary, the harmonic proportions of the flowers covering her dress and the stars displayed on her mantle. The result is heavenly music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmFFZc_LXZM
This music is very similar to the songs of the Angels recorded during healing masses celebrated by the famous Italian priest, Father Matteo Lagrua, in Sicily. (See PS1)
Close your eyes and relax: Find a quiet place where you can recollect and have a divine experience; allow this music to flood the arid and thirsty spaces within your heart. It will transport you into a contemplative prayer where you will taste something of the incredible peace given by Mary and the Child she carries.
This music also transports us to the fields of Bethlehem where the shepherds listen in amazement to the Angel announcing the birth of the Savior, and the angelic choirs singing to the glory of the Most High.
This melody nourishes us like a heavenly balm that reassures us and heals our wounds of anxiety, fear, anguish and even despair. Today more than ever, the Evil One wants to oppress us with his own anxieties and is delighted to see humanity stray into darkness. It is no coincidence that this music was discovered in our troubled time: The Heavenly Father has revealed it to us now because he knows how much we need it!
Open your hearts, welcome this gift of grace and let the Virgin Mary, the Lady clothed with the sun, caress your soul and heal it.
The fact that Mary sings should not surprise us. During the first apparitions in Medjugorje, she taught the members of the prayer group to sing with their heart, like a real choir teacher. Mary would sing an hymn, the visionaries would listen to her and then repeat to the members of the group what they had heard.
It is also good to recall a word from the youngest of the visionaries, little Jakov Colo who, at the time, was about 10. Father Jozo Zovko (who did not believe in the apparitions at the time) asked him, ‘How does the Gospa speak to you?’ ‘She doesn’t speak, she sings,’ replied the child. ‘What do you mean, she sings?’
The child replied, “Her voice is like music!”
Sister Emmanuel +
Community of the Beatitudes
(Translated from French)
PS – Songs of the angels recorded in Palermo (Sicily) in May 1999 during a healing Mass celebrated by Father Matteo Lagrua: