Josyp Terelya, Visionary and Author • July 12, 2004
As you asked me, after my return from Elyria, Ohio, I am writing to you about the impressions I had during this trip.
Running a few steps forward, I would like to tell you that the Desnitsa** of God is above Holy Love Ministries. I do not know how to determine this for the Church -one can only say that this is the Lord's predestination. All my life, even when I was in the prisons, I have aspired to receive God's greatest gift - His Desnitsa above me. All the rest is nothing.
How should we go? Where should we go? Only Lord knows, and He leads us. We devoutly entrust ourselves to Him so that He could act in us. For this, one has to deny oneself and completely devote oneself to Him alone.
When I arrived at the Holy Love Ministries Center, the first thing that impressed me was its peace and quietness - Lord's peace we constantly pray for and aspire after. On this land, a human being feels a joyful unity with God, with the Mother of God and with the Angels surrounding Her - as if this place was created specially for meeting with the Most Holy Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
I have known Mrs. Maureen Sweeney-Kyle for a long time. We would meet at conferences, and the last one took place in 1999.
Years have passed and here we met again. She is a very modest and loving daughter of the Church. Her boundless kindness, heartiness and love for God, magnet people of different generations to her. And I say that Desnitsa of God is above her! Her life is full of the Holy Spirit. This woman lives in accordance with laws of Heaven. Angels and the Blessed Virgin Mary opened these laws to her. Is not this a privilege of Heaven? Is not this a joy, and a cross?
Maureen constantly pays her debts to Christ who has healed her many times. Not everybody understands her, but everyone loves her, unconsciously realizing that she is a mysterious creature Heaven is using. Each of her words is like a sharp arrow for Christ believers, and is blessed like angel manna.
My wife was ill at home and I found there a shelter of peace and prayer. I do not know how we would have survived but for this trip!!! Her help was the first to arrive to my home when there was no real help from anybody else; only her and 5-6 more people - bishops, priests -a miserable number. How really scanty charity and goodness in their environment is. Hypocrites who love to preach what a Christian should be.
I noticed that when Maureen was around, faces of people lit up. She never lets the Rosary out of her hands. She is so humble. She is a devotee in our time - the time so devoid of love and kindness. You know that I determined long ago that in the Church there are priests with the Holy Spirit who are a real rarity, and those who kill the Spirit in the human hearts: those who do not enter the Kingdom and do not allow other people to.
Maureen is a disciple of Christ. And who becomes a disciple of Christ? Those who want to defeat death and devil's hell.
Vladyko, I know that good intentions alone are not enough to reform the world. There are obstacles we have to overcome. Maureen and Holy Love Ministry do reform the world. They do it with love, prayers, love of God and the spreading of Heaven's messages.
It has been a long time after I wrote the book Unity. However. I have not published it till now. Poverty. And who needs today knowledge and the desire for unity? Who speaks about unity of the Orthodoxy with Catholicism? Without this unity, the unity of us all in Christ is impossible.
Let us recall which mission the Blessed Virgin Mary had. Her mission was to bring Jesus Christ on to Earth. And this was not the end of Her mission. Jesus sends His Mother to Earth time after time for people to sober up. Is not She, the One who personally forwards Messages of Christ to people all over the world? In our desire for peace and unity of churches. we should ask the Lord to shed the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit on us, including wisdom, compassion and most of all, Holy Love as the Virgin asks.
And let us all, children of the Universe, ask the Blessed Virgin Mary for this precious gift - peace and unity of all Her children who profess belief In Her Beloved Son. Amen.
Vladyko - Form of address to Bishop in Christian Orthodox Church
Desnitsa - Right Hand of God
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