28 June 2019
The Cenacle Rosary Prayer
After the Holy Mass
After the Holy Mass, we have the Cenacle Rosary prayers in the Church Chapel. For many, many years now, at least twenty years, every Friday after the noon Mass, we pray the Cenacle Rosary.
As usual, a white linen cloth covers the Chapel Altar. In preparation for the Cenacle, one of the ladies from our prayer group will bring out the Crucifix, a candle, and a vase of flowers to place on the edge of the altar, on the side facing the people. Firstly she would put a white linen napkin over the linen altar cloth, and only then set the silver Crucifix together with a lit candle and a small vase of fresh flowers. Just in front of the Altar on a small stand, is placed a blue cloth and then a white lace-trim cloth over the top. The Statue of the Blessed Mother is placed, on top of this together with a lit candle with some fresh flowers.
Today, after we finished praying the Rosary, something remarkable happened which has never happened before. The ladies went to remove the silver Crucifix, the flowers, the candles and the Statue of our Blessed Mother to place them back in the Sacristy. As they were doing so, one of the ladies, Eileen, lifted the spotless white napkin, and to her complete surprise, she could see what looked like a reddish mark on the main Altar cloth. When she looked at it, it looked like a dry wine stain. She called another lady and asked her what does she see? The lady also said that it looks like a wine stain.
Eileen then requested Jan, a member of the prayer group, if she could address this properly. She thought that if it’s a wine stain, whether consecrated or not, they must take care of it in the correct manner. They were startled because something like this had never happened before. The Altar cloth was spotless before they started preparing for the Cenacle Rosary.
Eileen then asked me to take a look. We checked the bottom of the vase, thinking the mark may have been left behind from the flowers, but these were completely clean as was the napkin on which it sat.
Jan brought a purifier from the Sacristy, a napkin-like cloth with an embroidered cross which is usually placed on the Altar cloth if any Precious Blood is spilled during the Mass. She went to cover the mark, and as soon as she did this, I heard our Lord speak from the Tabernacle. He was firm when He said, “No! Tell Jan not to cover Me up. Uncover Me!”
Jesus said, “Being the Feast of My Sacred Heart, I give you a Gift and a Sign that I Am truly present with you and your whole prayer group.”
I said, “Lord, we are not worthy of all of that.”
He responded, “Yes, you are.”
Jesus said, “Today, you receive a special blessing for being faithful to Me, and remain faithful to Me, My children.”
I said, “Thank you, Lord Jesus, for being truly present with us, while we were praying.”
Later that evening, at home, I was questioning what had happened earlier in the day in the Church and thought to myself, ‘It could be from some kind of red-coloured flower.’
Immediately I heard our Lord say, “Why do you doubt Me? It is truly My gift that I give you that I Am really and truly present with you, My children.”
When I first saw the image on the cloth, it looked like a little Cross, but then it changed into a Heart, a pierced Heart. Above the Heart is the image of a flame. The Flame of Love coming out of His Sacred Heart. At the base of the Heart, to the left, there is the image of blood gushing from His pierced Sacred Heart.
Lord Jesus, we thank you for this beautiful Gift of Your Sacred Heart.