The Miracle of the Second Pentecost
Today concludes the Easter season, the 50 days from Jesus’ Resurrection to Pentecost. At Pentecost the Lord is made interiorly present through faith and by the power of the Holy Spirit. In this way the Spirit gives witness to Jesus in His absence in a profoundly interior, intimate and personal way. This gift of the Spirit combined with Eucharistic communion, binds the early Church to Jesus like never before.
I‘m going to throw a curve-ball today. You would have heard me talk about our particular judgment by God and how this judgment is prophesied to happen not only at our death, but soon and on a global scale, revealing a great act of God’s mercy. This is referred to as the ‘illumination of conscience’ and revealed by many e.g., St. Edmund Campion (16th century), Blessed Anna Maria Taigi (1769-1837), St. Faustina, and the visionaries from Garabandal. But the Mother of God also speaks of this as the 2nd Pentecost.
In messages to Fr. Stefano Gobbi she says, “The Holy Spirit will come to establish the glorious reign of Christ and it will be a reign of grace, of holiness, of love, of justice and of peace. With His divine love, He will open the doors of hearts and illuminate all consciences. Every person will see himself in the burning fire of divine truth. It will be like a judgment in miniature. And then Jesus Christ will bring His glorious reign in the world (May 1988).
Again, in June 1990. “You are now close to the Second Pentecost. The Second Pentecost will come like a river of grace and mercy which will purify the Church and make her poor and chaste, humble and strong, without a spot or wrinkle, all beautiful, in imitation of your heavenly Mother.”
In June, 1995. “Tongues of divine fire will bring heat and life to a humanity which has now become cold from egoism and hatred, from violence and wars. Thus the parched earth will be opened to the breath of the Spirit of God, which will transform it into a new and wondrous garden in which the Most Holy Trinity will make its permanent dwelling place among you.
“Tongues of fire will come down to enlighten and sanctify the Church, which is living through the dark hour of Calvary ...abandoned and betrayed by her own, exposed to the impetuous wind of errors, pervaded with the loss of faith and with apostasy.
“The Divine fire of the Holy Spirit will heal her of every malady, will purify her of every stain and every infidelity, will clothe her again in new beauty ...that she may be able to find again all her unity and holiness, and will thus give to the world her full, universal and perfect witness to Jesus.
“Tongues of fire will come down upon you all, my poor children, so ensnared and seduced by Satan and by all the evil spirits who, during these years, have attained their greatest triumph. And thus, you will be illuminated by this Divine light, and you will see your own selves in the mirror of the truth and the holiness of God. It will be like a judgment in miniature, which will open the door of your heart to receive the great gift of Divine mercy ...In this way, the miracle of the Second Pentecost will take place [coinciding] with the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world.”
Isn’t this marvellous. Even though the Church must now undergo persecution, tribulation, purification ...God has a plan. God has and always will be with his Church so we have nothing to fear, but everything to look forward to!
Thanks be to God. May the Lord pour out His Spirit of holiness upon us this through the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen.