JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS
We adore You, O Christ and we bless You, because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Lord Jesus: When I gave up My life for you and only My body remained on the cross, I still desired to sanctify you and I still desired to give you even more. I have already offered My Passion, agony and death. But I still had My Body and My Blood. So I allowed the soldier to open My Heart with a lance and pour My Blood into the priestly chalice. It is yours. I allowed Joseph to take My body from the cross to hand it over on the hands of John, My first priest, who, standing under the cross, received all the graces that I obtained on the cross for priests. He received Mary for his Mother, he received My Blood and My Body, as well as My last words, so that they would become the strength to proclaim the truth about My Life and My Death, and also about My Resurrection. The patient and full of anguish persistence under the cross, next to My Mother, was for John a baptism of blood, in which he repented of his doubts and abandonment of Me.
When I gave away everything into his hands, My Mother, My Body and My Blood, John humbly placed Me in My Mother’s arms, because he alone would not have been able to bear such great pain and such great responsibility. Follow his example, so that by possessing Me, My Passion, My Body and My Blood, you would not go astray, you would not fall. You must entrust to Mary your priesthood and the power of the graces that flowed down upon you from the cross. Unite your sacrifice with Her sacrifice. I united the life of the priest with the life of My Mother, so that She would have a son who would replace Me on earth. The agony of Mary made Her Heart infinitely fertile, giving birth to My sons in My image and likeness, spiritual brothers, the priests. Without Mary, the priest will fall. My gifts, My Body and My Blood, are too heavy for Him. He must fall before Mary and share with Her this blessed burden, which She carried during Her entire life.
Our Father …
Hail Mary …
Glory be …
Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Have mercy on us.
Translated from: Rekolekcje Kapłanskie, na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2018, p. 132-133