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THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST

The NOVENA

35th APPARITION

Friday, December 5th 1975 at 6.45 p.m.

It was nearly time for Benediction, the little chapel was full of people ; Madeleine's joy was so great when she saw the Light that she could not help crying out : "There's the Light !" She got up and went before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. Jesus appeared, His hands held out to her ; she saw only Him. "It is so beautiful, what an inexpressible sweetness. I can only see Jesus of Love, I am no longer in the chapel, Nothing else exists, I think of nothing else, I can no longer feel my body, I feel it is dead. When one dies I think that is how one will feel. There will be nothing but my spirit united to that of Jesus." At this moment Jesus places His Hand on His breast and says :

"Say aloud what you are going to see :

"With His left Hand, Jesus draws aside his robe from his breast (Jesus smiled and explained) from His Heart flow red and white rays. His right hand is held out towards us : The flames from my Heart burn Me, says Jesus. More than ever I want to pour them out on each of you. This what I promise the whole of humanity, once they know My Message and put it into practice :

- I will sweeten the bitterness into which the souls of sinners are plunged.
- I will multiply graces in the souls of priests and nuns because it is through them that My Message must be made known.
- I will keep devout and faithful souls near to My Heart ; they comforted Me on the way to Calvary.
- As soon as they know My Message, I will pour out the rays of My grace on pagans and all those who do not know Me, yet.
- I will draw the souls of heretics and apostates into the Unity of the Church.
- I will receive children and humble souls into the shelter of My Heart, so that they will cherish a special love for our Heavenly Father.
- I will grant all sorts of Graces to those who, knowing My Message, will persevere to the end.
- I will relieve the souls in Purgatory ; My Blood will extinguish their burns.
- I will bring warmth to the hardest hearts, to frozen souls, to those who wound My Heart the most deeply.
- I promise all those who come repentant to the foot of the Glorious Cross, and who say every day the prayer that I have taught them, that in this life Satan will have no more power over them, and that after a long period of sinfulness, in an instant they will become pure and will be children of God for ever.

My Father, Whose Goodness is infinite, wants to save humanity which is on the edge of the abyss. You must prepare yourselves through this ultimate Message. Know that it will be at the moment when you no longer believe in it, that the Message will be accomplished, because you know neither the day nor the hour when I shall come back in glory."

Then Jesus took up again His usual position and said :

"In twenty days you will begin a novena, it will end on the first Friday of the month. I shall say every day the prayer I have just taught you. This novena will prolong the Holy Year."

"In twenty days, yes, oh how happy I am..."
(Red and white rays flowed from the Lord's Heart while He was dictating His promises.)
Madeleine passed these twenty days in expectation, prayer and recollection. She counted the days "like a young girl who awaits her fiancé." She felt united to this Jesus who is all Love, all Mercy. Her joy was great, a spiritual joy which lifts up to heaven, and which she asked Jesus to share with all unhappy, lonely people, with unbelievers.
She wasn't able to sleep on this lovely Eve of Christmas 1975... "How beautiful was Christmas Day 1975 !"

36th APPARITION

December 25th 1975, at 3.15 p.m., the first dayMadeleine arrived at the chapel at 3.00 p.m. knowing that Jesus was coming, her heart beats fast. At 3.15 p.m. the halo of light formed round the Blessed Sacrament. Madeleine came forward and knelt down, but Jesus did not appear. She heard, uttered in strong voice :

"God has spoken to men. Let those who are entrusted with the Message listen to His voice. Because of their lack of faith, the whole world will experience great catastrophes, which will shake the four corners of the earth. What you are experiencing now is only the beginning of sorrows. Humanity will not find Peace, so long as it does not know My Message and put it into practice."
Then Jesus appeared and went on, Madeleine repeating :
"Would you be so kind as to come here for eight consecutive days. You will make a novena that I will dictate to you each day. My Father, Whose Goodness is infinite, wants to make His Message known to the world, in order to avoid the catastrophe. More than ever I want to pour a flood of My grace on all souls in distress. And here is what I promise to each of these souls when they know My Message and put it into practice."

"The first day."
(At the moment Jesus lifted His left hand to His heart and drew aside His robe ; red and white rays burst forth. The other hand was held out to Madeleine, towards everyone, towards the world. Madeleine repeated each sentence.)

"I will sweeten the bitterness into which the souls of sinners are plunged."

"Say with Me : Our Father..." (Jesus said it all very slowly with Madeleine)
"Say three times : Hail Mary..." (Madeleine recited these alone)
"Say : "By your sorrowful Passion, Lord, have mercy on us and on the whole world." "Glory to God in the highest", "Peace and Joy on earth to the men He loves."

"You will say this every day."
Then Jesus disappeared.

37th APPARITION

December 26th 1975 at 5.15 p.m., the second day
The Light, then the Lord appeared. Red and white rays pour from His Heart...
"The second day."
"I will multiply graces in the souls of priest and nuns, because it is through them that My Message must be made known."
"Our Father..." "Say three times : Hail Mary..." "By your sorrowful Passion...." "Glory to God..." "Peace and Joy..."

38th APPARITION

December 27th 1975 at 5.15 p.m. the third day
The Light, then Jesus appeared as usual.
"The third day."
At this moment, brilliant rays sprang, red and white, from His Heart.
"I will keep devout and faithful souls near to My Heart ; They comforted Me on the way to Calvary."
"Our Father..." "3 Hail Marys..." "By your sorrowful Passion, Lord..." "Glory to God..." "Peace and Joy..."
"Make the sign of the Cross"
"The rays which pour from His Heart must spread over all repentant sinners, and all those who call upon Him." Madeleine commented.

39th APPARITION

December 28th 1975 at 5.15 p.m., the fourth day
The Light appeared, then Jesus.
"The fourth day."
As each time, with a slow movement of His left Hand, He revealed His Heart. At once red and white rays burst forth ; He stretched out His right Hand of which the palm was visible : Madeleine repeated what Jesus dictated :
"As soon as they know My Message, I will pour out the rays of My grace on pagans and all those who do not know Me, yet."
"Our Father..." "3 Hail Marys..." "By your sorrowful Passion, Lord..." "Glory to God..." "Peace and Joy...."
"Make the sign of the Cross."

40th APPARITION

December 29th 1975 at 6.30 p.m., the fifth day
Just as Madeleine arrived she saw the Light. Jesus appeared as usual:
"The fifth day" (Rays come out of His Heart)
"I will draw the souls of heretics and apostates into the Unity of the Church."
"Our Father..." "3 Hail Marys..." "By your sorrowful Passion, Lord..." "Glory to God..." "Peace and Joy..."
"Make the sign of the Cross"

41st APPARITION

December 30th 1975 at 5.30 p.m., the sixth day
(The Light appeared. Christ appeared. Red and white rays sprang from His Heart. He held His right hand out towards those present and said :)
"The sixth day."
"I will receive children and humble souls into the shelter of My Heart, so that they will cherish a special love for our Heavenly Father."
"Our Father..." "3 Hail Marys..." "By your sorrowful Passion, Lord..." "Glory to God..." "Peace and Joy..." "Make the sign of the Cross."

42nd APPARITION

December 31st 1975 at 5.15 p.m., the seventh day
(The Light, then Jesus appeared, and then red and white rays from His Heart)
"The seventh day."
"I will grant all sorts of Graces to those who, knowing My Message will persevere to the end."
"Our Father..." "3 Hail Marys..." "By your sorrowful Passion, Lord..." "Glory to God..." "Peace and Joy..."

The rays desappeared, His robe fell back into place, and His hands were once more held out to Madeleine. Jesus said : (without indicating she should repeat it aloud)

"In three days go and tell the magistrate of this town that Jesus of Nazareth has triumphed over death, that His Reign is eternal and that He is coming to conquer the world and time. If he asks who sent you, say that it is Jesus of Nazareth, the Risen Son of Man. Take him the Message ; let him get to know it. Tell him that God entrusts him to give back to the Church the land of which she must become the owner."
Madeleine : "If I am badly received ?" Jesus smiled :
"His appearance will be harsh, but his heart will be transformed ; his dignity will not let it show."
Madeleine : "Lord, I will do Your Will."
Jesus disappeared. The priest was absent. On his return, Sister B. transmitted the Message to him. In reply, the priest, who wanted to do nothing without the Bishop' advice, forbade Madeleine to take the Message to the Mayor. "Whom should one obey ? Christ or the Church ?"... She went to the chapel and there recovered her peace.
(note : in spite of this prohibition, Madeleine accompanied by Mme A. did take the Message to the Mayor.He welcomed them very well. But the priest manifested her his vivid dissatisfaction regarding her proceedings with the Mayor.)

43rd APPARITION

January 1st 1976 at 5.40 p.m., the eighth day
The Light appeared, then Jesus, then red and white rays came out His Heart...The red rays, more numerous, were like blood which gushed from a spring, the Source of Life. They were alive, springing slightly then flowing downwards, rather like sprinklers on a lawn. They renewed themselves incessantly. Jesus said :
"The eighth day."
"I will relieve the souls in Purgatory ; My Blood will extinguish their burns."
"Our Father..." "3 Hail Marys..." "By your sorrowful Passion, Lord..." "Glory to God..."
"Peace and joy on earth to the men He loves."
"Make the sign of the Cross."
Jesus smiled and disappeared.

44th APPARITION

Friday January 2nd 1976 at 5.53 p.m., the ninth day
The Light, then Jesus appeared a usual uncovering His radiant Heart.
"The ninth day."
"I will bring warmth to the hardest hearts, to frozen souls, to those who wound My Heart the most deeply."
"Our Father..." "3 Hail Marys..." "By your sorrowful Passion, Lord..." "Glory to God..." "Peace and joy..."
"Say this aloud : I promise all souls who come repentant to the foot of the Glorious Cross, and who say every day the prayer that I have taught them, that in this life Satan will have no more power over them, and that after a long period of sinfulness, in an instant they will become pure and will be children of God for ever. My Father, Whose Goodness is infinite, wants to save humanity which is on the edge of the abyss. You must prepare yourselves through this ultimate Message."
"Make the sign of the Cross."
"Without saying a word, ponder in your heart the words you have heard. Although time passes, your faith must remain unshakable."
Jesus smiled and disappeared.
Madeleine wrote : " So those wonderful nine days have ended. The last words that Jesus has just said to me, make me think that I shall not see Him again for a good while... The months pass, Jesus has not come back. Doubtless His Message has ended. But in spite of the Message which Jesus wishes to be proclaimed to the world, and which the Church has the responsibility of acknowledging, I remain in great peace... O my God, may your Kingdom come, but before then, make your Message spread over the whole world... "
" I pray that Jesus may enlighten those who doubt... He is always present in my heart, especially after each communion... "
Madeleine prayed and did penance so that the designs of God might be accomplished.

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