the re-birth of the sons of this Church
Matthew’s Gospel, chap. 5, verses 1-12
January 21th, 2020
Solemn Feast of the nativity of Maria G. Norcia
Homily of the Pontiff Samuel
Today is a holy day for our Church and for all humanity. Eighty years ago, on this Day, God One and Triune has wanted to manifest again His living presence of Father, of Son and of Holy Spirit among this humanity, when a pure and holy Maiden was born to the world, to transmit to the world the purity of faith in God, in the One and Triune God, the faith in the Son of God, the faith in the living action of the Holy Spirit, inexhaustible source of the infinite Love of the Father (Rm 5:5; Gal 5:22). On January 21, the Father’s Love has again manifested, by means of this perfumed Flower, shining Pearl, who has welcomed the Saviour in Her pure Heart so to give Him to the whole world, instilling in everyone Her trust and Her infinite Love for Christ, the One who saves (Acts 4:11-12), who came down from Heaven at the behest of the Father, that Good and Holy Father who has sent again (1Jn 4:14) a part of His Heart (Acts 1:10-11), here, to gather His holy people, the Remnant of Israel (Is 10:20-21; Jer 31:7-14; Mic 2:12; Zep 3:10-20) remained faithful to God and called on, in these last times, to defend Christianity struck by those who, by denying the Father’s Love, have triggered a real ad proper spiritual war, challenging God. On the one hand: the Holy Spirit (Jn 15:26) and the sons of Christ and Mary; and on the other: the spirit of the negation of the love and sacrifice of God’s Son, (2Ts 2:3-4), with its minions.
Here then is the Call of this Maiden. Here is Her nativity, a new hope for this humanity. The Heart of the Divine Child was already beating in Her pure and holy heart (1Jn 4:16b), He manifested in Her intimacy, on that day of Light, June 13, 1947. She grew up nourished by the Love of Christ (2Ts 3:5), who has become Person again in the hearts of many (cf. Jn 1:14) who approached this Cradle with a sincere heart and have allowed Christ Love to shape their hearts making them be reborn from Above, in the Spirit (Jn 3:3-7).
The day of the birth of God’s Maiden’s must then mark the re‑birth for all those who recognize themselves as “sons” of this Mother Church, to begin a new journey, renewed in the Love of Christ and Mary, renewed in the Love of She who welcomed Christ into Her Heart, embodying perfectly the virtues of Mary (Lk 1:46-48). In this way, on Her example, we become a living Cradle of God’s Love, to bring Christ Love (1Jn 4:7-8) to all peoples and to make them hear the living beat of the Father’s Heart that dwells in this Tabernacle (Rev 21:3) and manifests His living Fatherly essence and presence in this blessed Land (Rev 7:15), chosen by God thanks to the presence of the pure and holy Heart of this Maiden, Handmaid of the Lord, blessed, for having incarnated in Her life the beatitudes proclaimed today (Mt 5:1-12), by imitating Mary, the Star of Heaven, the Door of the Father’s Heart. This Maiden is a shining example of obedience, purity and holiness. On this day, these virtues return to be the centre of life for all Christians, the centre of life for all the sons of this Mother Church, the centre of life for all the sons of Mary, so that everyone may worship Mary, live Mary and win with Mary, so to live, win and be in Christ and to acknowledge in His Work, the action of the Father.
Here is the Holy Bridge between the day of Epiphany, the day of the Manifestation of the Lord, and this day, prodrome of the new descent of the Lord from Heaven on June 13, 1947 (Acts 1:9-11) and the beginning of the itinerary of the Lord’s return which marked the dawn of the new millennium, for now manifesting Himself and this Church to everyone (Rev 21:2), the fulfilment that leads Christians and all those of good will, to live the ultimate, final manifestation of Christ on Earth (Rev 22:3-5).
Great is the Mystery of the Heart of this Maiden, nourished by the Father’s Love, grown up in close contact with Heaven, She who loved Jesus “as His Mother Mary loved Him”. This is the revelation of the Lord that makes us understand that Her Heart has remained pure and holy, laying in the metaphysical Dwelling that put Her in direct contact with holiness. She has grown up welcoming every day the Father’s will in Her Heart, to transmit Christ Love to those who approached Her. Over time, many had the opportunity to be fed from Her Heart by welcoming every Her word, welcoming every Her heartbeat, welcoming God’s Word from that Heart which has remained pure. On this pure and holy Day, through this Maiden, all of us can therefore, contemplate and savour Mary even more, in Her the manifestation of Her presence as Bride and Mother: Bride of Christ for having totally married His will; Universal Bride for every son who turns to Her asking for clemency and forgiveness; Universal Mother, for all those who, with a contrite heart, ask Her Heart to receive Her Love so to live the Love of the Son, made Person (1Jn 4:9), who binds the hearts in the One and Holy Covenant with God the Almighty Father.
Here is the living presence of the Father who, on this holy Day, has manifested, manifests and will increasingly manifest Himself here, to make everyone feel the presence of His holy Fire, of His Living Flame, which warms every heart eager to find and savour again the paternal Love, His warmth of Good and Holy Father; though at the same time, burns and will burn all impurities, condemning those who blasphemed the Holy Spirit (Mt 12:31-32), judging those who challenged Him and went against His will of Father.
From this Land, today, the Love of Mary, the Universal Coredemptrix is standing and will stand up, to command Michael to advance and win, to defend the sons of God with His sword, to protect them with His wings and to lead them all to the victory (Rev 12:7-10). The Father’s Fire will make this humanity understand the essence of Life (Jn 1:4; 3:36), the substance of the one and holy faith in God; and it will make them understand again the one only Truth (Jn 14: 6) which leads to understand “the” Life (Jn 11:25; 17:3), so to be faithful to Christ.
On this Day, the beating of the Father’s Heart is manifesting, to give joy to all those who praise His Name (Mt 21:9.15); to give new vigour to all those who defend His Holy Name; and to give courage to all those who want to avoid the temptation of God’s enemy (1Cor 10:13), taking the hands of Her who will lead everyone to undertake the road that leads to the Father’s Heart, so to live Christ Love, descended here, come down here (1Jn 5,20), to raise every son and lead them to the Land of Love to receive His Light (2Cor 4:6) allowing so the Father to imprint His seal, seal of love, holy seal (Rev 7:2-3) upon His sons and on all those of good will.
The Father promised His Maiden that Here He would have given Mercy (1Pt 1:3-4) and that Here He would have welcomed every prayer compliant with His will, to renew all the things (Is 65:17; 2Pt 3:13; Rev 21:1), to give prestige to this House, to this Church, to this Dwelling established here by God the Father Almighty (Rev 21:3). Strong and confident in this promise, today we want again to offer our life and our daily life to His Fatherly Heart, offering everything for the triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart, so that She who is full of grace (Lk 1:28) may intercede today for us, Her sons, and give everyone the health of the body and the soul, so to fight and win the war that the world has declared against God’s sons (Gn 3:15). No one can win against God. So it was, so it is and always will be. In Mary, with Mary and for Mary.
And so be it.