This evening I went to Saint Patrick’s Church for the prayer of the Divine Mercy and to spend an hour in Adoration before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. After reciting the Chaplet with the other worshipers gathered in the church, I settled into my prayer of quiet, and I heard:
“Duc in Altum!” *
And I understood from these words a Call from the Lord. In that moment I had a profound understanding in my spirit of what the Lord wanted from me. And I responded to Him, “Yes, Lord, I will go. You are calling me to the Holy Land as a missionary disciple. Fiat! Yes, send me! I will go.”
And spontaneously I repeated the words the Lord spoke to me in 2011, when Jesus said to me, “I have made a place for you in Jerusalem.” And right then, before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, I told Him, “Yes, I will go and let go of all attachments here!”
Jesus said to me, “Sweet child, how pleased I am with you for your surrender to Me. You are a good daughter, despite your faults and weaknesses. I love you, Ann. You belong to Me, dear child. Where I lead, you will go, because you are obedient.”
And then I heard Him say,
“Prepare ye the way of the Lord. I am coming soon. Be alert! Be on your guard and watch for Me!”
My heart was flooded with the fiery love of the Holy Spirit, and I said to Jesus, “I am so in love with You, Lord! I’m so in love with You! You are so sweet, wonderful, awesome, delightful. I want You so much! I need You! Dear Jesus, please stay with me – near to me! How could I live without You!? I will never departure from You, dear Savior. I want You totally! Give Yourself to me, please, sweet Savior!“
Jesus said very sweetly to me, “Child, child, child, rest and be at peace. I love you with endless, unfathomable love. You are My delight, dear child, My delight. Rest now. Let Me speak.”
He then said very tenderly, “I Love the world, dear child.”
* The Gospel of Luke 5: 1-11 reveals to us that our encounter with Christ is an invasion of Grace. We must fully open ourselves and abandon ourselves to His Grace and “go out into the depths, and ascend to the heights at (His) calling!”
Luke 5: 1-11
While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret.
He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets.
Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.”
When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.
They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that they were in danger of sinking.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him,
and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon.
Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”
When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.
*I had a remarkable experience last night when I attended the solemn Mass for Saint José Maria with my friend Victoria. If you read the email below, which is the message I received from the Lord on June 25, in the evening during adoration, which I sent to Marianne, you will see that the Lord gave me some powerful words about a call and mission. And when you read it you will see that he began his inspiration with the words “Duc in Altum” ( Go out into the deep). And he gave me Luke chapter 5, verses one through 11, which I recorded in the message to Marianne.
Well, I shared all this with Victoria prior to attending the mass for Saint José Maria, and we were both astounded when we heard the priest read Luke chapter 5, verses one through 11, And preach his homily on that gospel passage, “Duc in Altum” – go out into the deep”!!! I am still giddy today with the realization that I did hear the Lord for soundly and that he confirmed this to me during the solemn mass for the feast of Saint José Maria.
I’m sure you can understand and appreciate all these amazing connections, and I praise Jesus for his love and awesomeness!!