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"Rest for Your Souls" Retreat: Day 3

My beloved little children, children of My Heart –

Today it is I, the Father, your Abba, Who speaks to you and Who invited you to spend the day with Me.

Very few think of Me and fewer still give Me their time. They forget that as a Father, the One and True Father, My Heart is especially sensitive to the love of My children.

Little ones, how fettered down I see all of My children – fettered down with their own ideas of Who I am, of what is pleasing to Me, of what it means to be Mine.

I want you to be free of that – to have the full freedom of My children, who love Me simply as a Father is loved.

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"Rest for Your Souls" Retreat: Day 2

My children, how happy I am to spend this time with you, and how much I am able to do in your souls, even in this brief time :) Let this encourage you :)

Today, My little ones, I wish us to spend it in company with the Most Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Love and of Union, the One Who unites trhe Mystery of God – the Persons of the Most Blessed Trinity. And Who unites you to Us. The Bond of Love.

The true Divine Love that proceeding from the Heart of the Father fills and envelops all that is created; and gives life and joy to all. This Divine Love that is the flame at the center of your souls and that I want it to blaze like the furnace of My Heart.

How little this Love is understood – and how many other “fires” are lit in the hearts of My children in place of this Holy and Divine Love, all pure, all joy.

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"Rest for Your Souls" Retreat: Day 1

My little ones, on this day I want you to reflect with Me on the different things that hold your thoughts “captive” with regard to our relationship – 

What are the things that seem to impede our closer union?   Fears; sensing your unworthiness; perfectionism; arrogance; pride everything that puts a barrier between My thoughts and yours. 

It may feel like an avalanche of things, little ones, :) I understand – and I want to relieve you of that weight. 

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"Rest for Your Souls" Retreat: Introduction

We would like to invite you to make a personal retreat, at your convenience. 

Rest for Your Souls is a retreat developed for the Staff here at the Mission, but we would like to share it with all of our friends.

To make the retreat, you are invited to set aside 3-4 hours on each of three days, when you can spend time with the Lord. They can be any set of days and times that are convenient for you. This is your retreat.

At the beginning of your retreat time you are invited to read that day's Reflection as if it was Jesus Who was speaking to you. 

Your retreat time can include Holy Mass, Adoration, Confession, quiet times at home, walks in nature, or all of the above. It is up to you. And Our Lord.

 

INTRODUCTION

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest – rest for your souls.”

 

My little children, you do not know how much I love you and how I long to spend time with you – when our hearts can speak to each other and we can rest one in the other.

 

Yes, little ones, I rest in you. I come and lay My head on your heart, happy to find love, and faith, and obedience; happy to find My children.

 

In the world and in this life there is so much work to do, so much weariness, so much exhaustion. So much exhaustion of your souls because of suffering, of the different trials of faith and obedience, of the requirements of charity, and of so many other struggles that you constantly live in order to be faithful to Me.

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