A number of months ago I came across an apostolate, the mission of which has impacted my life in so many ways it is difficult to know where to start or how to go about sharing it. So, I will just begin with some general information in this introductory post, but will continue on an ongoing basis to share more, both here and at my other blog, Consecrated to Mary.
The apostolate had its origin in Messages which were given by interior locutions to “Anne”, who is a wife, mother of six, Secular Franciscan, and an American now living in Ireland. Anne went through several years during this present decade receiving and writing down Messages from God the Father, Jesus, Mary and certain of the saints. These Messages were formed into ten Volumes (two of which have not yet been released) and a series of booklets entitled, “Heaven Speaks”. Anne has written other books concerning her experiences as well.
Out of this grew Direction For Our Times, and the apostolate, The Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King. Anne has been told that this apostolate is a continuation of Saint Faustina’s mission of Divine Mercy, and we will explore that aspect in more detail here in the future. Among many other things, we are told that the second coming of Christ is a process, that the process has begun, that it begins in each of our hearts, and that we can help Jesus save souls during this time (which is a time of renewal and transformation) as we bring His light to our brothers and sisters on earth.
This apostolate and its mission are in complete obedience and submission to Anne’s local bishop, and to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. The Messages are currently being studied by the Vatican.
These Messages are filled with the tender, gentle love of God for each person on earth, with mercy, peace, instruction and guidance. They are filled with hope for ourselves and our children, and will give you peace concerning your families and your loved ones already departed. They will inspire you to courage, faithfulness and complete calm during this time of transformation, as we await the return of Christ the King and serve Him, each in our own way, during the process of renewal He has begun.
There were so many segments from the Apostolate’s YouTube channel that I wanted to start with in this introductory post I had a very difficult time choosing. (Each YouTube is approximately eight to ten minutes long; Dr. Mark Miravalle reads the Message, and then he and Anne discuss it.) I finally decided to begin with a Message that, once I had absorbed it as fully as I could and began trying to live it, has definitely produced fruit in my own life over the past months. We find in many of the Messages very caring advice from Jesus as He shows us He is aware of the difficulties we face in our daily lives. So I will leave you with this for the moment, but greatly look forward to sharing much more with you over the months to come.