Ever since I’ve had my hysterectomy due to my having severe endometriosis I have been struggling emotionally especially because of the fact Kevin and I have no children. During the week I decided it was time for me to meet with a priest so Thursday I did just that. Talking to him helped so much. He had just visited Medjugorje and he gave me a medal from there. That’s totally awesome!!! He also told me a bit about a woman called Anne A Lay Apostle who claims that she heard locutions or messages from Mary and Jesus. Her messages are still under investigation by the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith and now we are waiting to hear their judgment as to their authenticity. In the meantime Anne’s bishop has authorized her to publish her locutions. Dr. Miravalle from Franciscan University of Steubenville has also written a letter in support of Anne’s locutions. Father said that our bishop had reviewed Anne’s messages and didn’t find anything to be contrary to the Faith so he’s okay with the laity reading her messages. The priest I met with gave me one of Anne’s books with some of her messages. This is the one he read to me:
This is from her booklet Heaven Speaks to Young Adults
My Loving Smile is in Your Soul — Jesus
My dear young apostle, as a follower of Jesus Christ the Returning King, you are entitled to joy. I am returning to your world, and in this initial phase of My return I am returning through you. You should be joyful. If you are not joyful, you are spending too much time on worldly thinking. Think in terms of heaven and you will feel joy. Should a soul who is surrounded by angels be dismayed? Should a soul who walks in the constant presence of Jesus Christ be sad and fearful? My loving smile is in your soul. I hold only good wishes for you. There are many here in heaven who struggled with your very same struggles. They overcame the world and so will you. If you think it is too difficult then you are trying to do too much at once. Sit peacefully now, in this moment, and allow Me to calm you. I send My strength into your soul. I send you great trust in Me and in My presence. I am with you right now, watching you carefully, giving you exactly what you need to convert your heart to Mine. Stay in this moment and you will be fine. When you are anxious, you must see you are either in yesterday or in tomorrow. I have given you what you need for now. Tomorrow, you shall have what you need for tomorrow. Each moment is being seen to by heaven. I am not in yesterday, dear soul, because I am with you and you are in today. I am not in tomorrow, dear soul, because I am with you and you are not there yet. When you get there, I assure you, I will be with you, regardless of how difficult that day may be. I do not leave My friends when troubles come. Rather I give more graces. Many of the young people in the world are feeling constant anxiety. This does not come from Me. This does not come from following Me. Often it is a lack of love and security. But, My dear apostles, I am the only true security. Rely on Me and you find that your anxiety begins to diminish. Soon it will disappear because I will take it away. Ask Me for this. And then trust Me. Many great saints spent their lives working on trust. You will get better and better at trusting Me through practice. And your fears will get smaller and smaller. I can promise you this because it has always been this way. Those who live in unity with Me are at peace. The world cannot touch them because their sights are set on the next world, their true home, which is heaven.
Whether or not Anne’s locutions are found to be authentic or approved by the Vatican I found this message very comforting. I believe there have been a number of saints who heard locutions or saw visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary or Jesus that were first met with skepticism and disapproved at first by the Pope at that time. But these saints continued to believe and eventually their messages were approved by the various Popes. I’m not sure which of the saints I read that this had happened to but it was at least a few. So even if Anne’s messages aren’t approved by the Vatican it doesn’t necessarily mean that they didn’t come from Mary and Jesus. We pray each day and receive messages of our own from God so I see her messages as being no different with respect to authenticity of faith. God Bless.