DAY 7: SUMMATION OF THE RETREAT
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Spirit of Love of the Father and of the Son,
grant me Your love.
I give You my mind and heart,
so that You would fill me with Your wisdom.
Tear me away from amidst the futility of the world
and lead me into Your hidden chambers,
in which I will forget about the world,
in order to get to know Your mysteries.
Let me rest at Your feet
and listen with anointment to Your whisper.
Fill me with faith so I would not doubt
that the words, which [I read],
come from the mouth of the Most High,
and with bravery, so I would carry them courageously
to the whole world. Amen.
Contemplation of the Holy Scriptures before the conference of the day – 30 minutes
Psalm 38 (37)
TEACHING: Summation of the retreat
Meditation about the conference – 60 minutes
Lord Jesus: Today is the last day of the retreat. Summation. My son, priest, I am calling your heart to stand in the truth towards Me. I have opened My Heart before you to show you My five wounds inflicted upon Me by priests. Console Me by converting with your whole heart to Me. If My words moved you and your heart trembled, it means that I am not indifferent to you and we still have a lot in common. I want your holiness. I want your glory in Heaven. That is why I examine your heart and show you its weaknesses.
Look at your life through the prism of this truth about the priesthood that I have shown you. Even if you did not fall low and you earnestly pursued your faithfulness, take this retreat and the confession it contains as a vaccine against a grave fall, for which Satan is preparing in your life. By keeping watch and eradicating every manifestation of evil within you, you forestall its steps and protect your own soul. I will help you to go through life in holiness because no thorn is an obstacle to holiness, but only pride. A weakness offered to God in conjunction with the prayer to tear it out of the soul protects the soul and sanctifies her. The most dangerous for a priest is the exaggeration of his own holiness, or the impertinence towards God of a priest who blames God for his own sin, as the Creator of human nature. I did not create the fall. Man created the fall by turning away from Me.
Get to know what your greatest weakness is and offer it all to Me in the atoning Sacrifice of the Mass for your own transgressions. If you desire to make Me happy, cleanse your heart in the Sacrament of Penance, which will embrace your whole life in a new light, or at least the time since the last general confession.
Today I want to receive your heart and penetrate its every sinful crevice to remove even the beginnings of sins that could grow into grave offenses. I want to heal your injuries from falls. I want to fill you with new strength and the faith that love has the strength to heal, renew, and perfect everything. Son, our best years are still ahead of us. Together, we can still accomplish a lot. Guard My Will as if it were the pupil of your eye, and likewise, I will guard your soul.
For our new fruitful life, accept My blessing, which will give you the strength to undertake My challenge, face your own sinful nature in the Sacrament of Penance, and change for the better what I wish to improve in your life. May God the Father, the Son of God and the Holy Spirit bless you. Amen.
Contemplation of the Holy Scriptures after the conference of the day – 45 minutes
Psalm 32 (31)
Translated from: Rekolekcje Kapłanskie, na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2018, p. 92-104