St Patricks Cathedral, Chapel
The White Rose
On Friday after we had finished the Cenacle Rosary prayers, three of us walked towards the Sanctuary of Blessed Mother, ‘Our Lady Help of Christians’.
I looked around the pedestal upon which the statue was standing, for the white rose that I had placed for Blessed Mother and our Lord Jesus exactly one week ago, just as She had asked of me, so that I would console them. It wasn’t there. Someone has moved it and placed it next to some other flowers that were sitting on the floor in front of the statue.
How beautiful and fresh it still looked, considering it had been sitting in a vase of water for the last week.
Today when I came to attend the 11am Sunday Mass, I approached the sanctuary of our Lady Help of Christians, to thank Blessed Mother for giving me the grace to come to the Holy Mass.
I said, “Blessed Mother, here I am. I thank you for the grace that you and your Son Jesus give me to be here today.”
I then looked down to find the white rose that I had placed there, but I couldn’t find it. All the other flowers that I saw on Friday, were still there. I was disappointed, thinking what had happened to it?
With sadness in my heart I said, “Oh the rose is gone!”
I looked up at Blessed Mother and I could see that she had a sad expression on her face. She said, “Don’t look for the rose because somebody has taken it away. I am sad because the white rose, was meant for Me and My Son, for consolation as we asked of you.”
I lamented, “Oh Blessed Mother! How can they take things away from the church, especially from in front of your statue? Blessed Mother I shall replace it with another one for you.”
She said, “Somebody who read the message (about the rose), thought that if they take the rose, it will be a special grace given to them. I am disappointed in the people who do these things. It is like stealing from the church.”
We cannot cheat Blessed Mother or our Lord Jesus as they know everything, and they see everything. The rose was meant for them to console them, because of the sins committed in the world and for all the offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.