The Two Witnesses
…4These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
5And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies;
so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way. 6These have the power to shut up the sky,
so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
Elijah answered the captain, “If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men.
-2 Kings 1:10
Brandon Michael – September, 1971
THE 2nd DAY: Contemplating the Archangel Michael
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL (who is like God)
On your right, at the level of your shoulders, we see the Archangel Michael, leader of the celestial armies and zealous defender of the Lord’s glory. He reminds us that only God is Lord of the Universe and that His Kingdom is a kingdom of justice, love, and peace. The Archangel holds a sponge and a lance in the folds of his green mantel. With the sponge, the lips of your dying Son were moistened as His mouth and throat burned with thirst. With the lance, His side was pierced and from it flowed water and blood.
The War in Heaven
And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven.…
– Revelation 12:7
But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” – Jude 1:9
“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people–everyone whose name is found written in the book–will be delivered
– Daniel 12:1
Crystal Marie – September, 1973
THE 5th DAY: Contemplating “Hand in Hand”
Marie’s Hand Holding Jesus’ Hand
With your left hand, you hold the Child Jesus. With your right, you take the hands of the Child, while your long, slender fingers point to His face. One day in Cana you said:
“Do what He tells you.” You point to Jesus, all good and all powerful. Through your image you remind us that you are only the one that points out the road, the guide,
the Virgo of the Way.
Our Heavenly Father said at the moment of the Transfiguration on Tabor Mountain:
“This is my beloved Son, listen to Him…” Marie, you are the sign that allows us to identify the loving and comforting presence of Jesus. Where He is, you are, inseparable. You tell us, Marie, Mother and first disciple of Jesus, that to be a Christian consists of following your Son and that you will take us by the hand to Him.
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of Dauid,
and the virgins name was Marie.