Our Lady Queen of Peace weeping tears of blood
venerate Me by means of this image - I will intercede for their
every need and grace.'
us that: "Our Holy Mother appears to be about nineteen or twenty
in age, with eyes that are like deep pools of blue. Her face is
beautiful beyond imagination. "Our Holy Mother is more beautiful
than any person I have ever seen. No statue or picture can show
her beauty. She is radiantly happy. She moves slowly and reverently
and brings with her an indescribable heavenly peace. She always
smiles. She pours that love through me. If Our Holy Mother is speaking
about something you may see her going from the smiles, to sadness,
to tears, and even to tears of blood. But Our Lady always smiles,
no matter what. I have even seen Our Lady smile through the tears.
when I would see Our Holy Mother is as if everything is stilled
beyond description. It's as if you are the only person existing
to her at that moment. You're so loved and you're so in love with
Our Blessed Mother." Christina speaks of a light: that simultaneously
shines on her and from her forming a luminous glow that appears
to come from inside her." Christina says you would give everything
on offer in this world for a few seconds of the heavenly peace and
love flowing from the Heavenly Mother.
After the image
was painted (from Christina's instructions) of Our Lady Queen
of Peace as she appears to her, Our Blessed Lady confided to
Christina that she had 'guided' the hand of the artist. Strangely,
the artist himself shared his own experience of painting the picture
by saying that although, in the beginning, the prospect of painting
Our Lady's picture seemed awesome, when he commenced work he found
an ease of execution which had never accompanied him with any previous
When the second
picture was completed, depicting Our Lady as She appeared on one
occasion to Christina with the Sacred Host radiating light over
Her chest and with tears of blood coming from Her eyes as has since
happened in a number of Her apparitions, especially on occasion
when She pleaded for the rejection of abortion. . . . . . .and the
picture was honored with flowers and a light for the first time
without any advertence to the particular date which befell - Saturday,
May 13, - Our Blessed Mother appeared to Christina on that day
holding a copy of the picture in Her hand remarking,
'Those who venerate Me by means of this image - I will intercede
for their every need and grace.'
As Our Lady
held the picture angry demons on either side tried in vain to snatch
it from Her. It was only at the day's end while reflecting on the
graces many had experienced that the full significance began to
strike Christina's spiritual director. On hearing Christina's account
of Our Lady's joy with the picture and the promise of intercession
for those venerating Her by its means, he remembered that May 13
was once in the Church a feast in honor of Our Lady of the Blessed
Sacrament and commentators on Fatima had found a link between Her
choice of that day for Her first apparition there in 1917 and the
strong call made in those apparitions for reparation to Jesus in
the Blessed Sacrament.
And here was
Our Lady, by means of this beautiful and touching picture revealing
in a new way Her union of sorrow with Jesus Her Son abused today
as never before - Blood of Her Blood and Flesh of Her Flesh - in
the Most Blessed Sacrament. The impact of Our Lady's love makes
Christina look on the world as of no value. It is actually a temptation
to our flesh. We may want this and that and we are drawn away from
God for the flesh is weak. Our hearts become closed to God. We are
led further and further down the wide road of the world instead
of following the narrow path of the cross by imitating Christ.
We have to choose: we cannot serve two masters. If we chose
the narrow road and deny the flesh we are protecting the soul and
surrendering to God. Then God fills the heart with a greater desire
for Himself and inflames the soul with His own pure love. We discern
more and more how temporary the body; it merely houses the soul.
been taught clearly by Our Blessed Lady that everything we do must
be done with love or else it loses its value. To do something with
true love and charity is to want to do it for the love of God. Carrying
out works of charity without this desire robs them of their power
and true value.
When asked about
the joy of Our Blessed Mother Christina comments that it is overwhelming,
to the point of being painful. Christina feels impelled to sing
and praise God without ceasing, and to want to go straight to heaven
never to be separated from Our Blessed Mother. Normal joy, Christina
says, such as that experienced at the birth of a child is nothing
compared to the real joy of Our Blessed Mother. Our Lady's joy
is 'painfully beautiful'.
Our Lady, however,
is not always happy when She comes. Sometimes She is sad, sometimes
She is weeping. The very sight of Our Lady in tears wrenches Christina's
heart. Her tears have, on occasion, turned to blood. Our Lady has
explained to Christina that She weeps for Her lost children, for
those who have wandered from God and are lost in sin. As Mother,
Our Blessed Lady is suffering to lead Her lost children back to
God to save their souls. This has happened on a number of occasions
and it really breaks Christina's heart; she would give her life
- she has declared - to help stop the tears. She notices that when
Our Lady weeps it is different to the weeping of the average person.
Whereas the tears of the average person flow from the corner of
the eye, Our Lady's tears flow from the very center of her eyes,
slowly in one drop at a time, till they reach the end of her face
and then disappear.
to express this 'inexpressible feeling' Christina told her spiritual
director, Fr. Gerard McGinnity: You would give your life, time and
time again, even to wipe the tears of blood from her face, because
it pierces your heart in a way that there's no words for.
If a child is
within a house, and the house is in flames, and you couldn't get
to that child to take it out of the flames, your heart would be
broken and you would be mentally distraught, it is the same sense
of helplessness you feel when you can't wipe the tears of blood
from Our Blessed Mother's face and from Her eyes. The only way you
can do it, is surrender to whatever God permits, in the hope that
God will lessen Her tears, that She will be in less pain of heart
for Her children.
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