Our Lady of the Divine Indwelling
All the Glory of the King’s Daughter is Within
From 1940 to near 1980 Our Lord and Our Lady communicated to a chosen soul, Sr. Mary Ephrem of the Sisters of the Precious Blood throughout her assignments within the Order, including at Rome City, Indiana, USA. Except on a few occasions, as when She showed Herself as Our Lady of the Divine Indwelling and the other of the Twelve Ways, Our Lady always came to Sister Mary Ephrem in the manner in which She Appeared on September 26, 1956, namely, as Our Lady of America. In a letter written to the Archbishop, (Archbishop of Cincinnati, Imprimatur: +Paul F. Leibold, V.G. Cincinnati, Jan. 25, 1963) Sister Mary Ephrem outlines Our Lady’s wishes – “It is to the Hierarchy, especially of the United States, that Our Lady is making Her Plea. They are Her favorite sons, placed in high offices in order that they might do the most good. She Herself has Spoken thus to me…Our Lady has asked that a statue be made as She Appeared on Sept. 26th, 1956 (Our Lady of America). After being solemnly carried in procession to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, She desires that there it be enshrined in a place of honor and venerated in a special way as ‘Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin’. She desires also that a small statue or picture of the same likeness be honored in every home.”
On November 22 and 23, 1957, Our Lady Appeared to Sister Mary Ephrem as Our Lady of the Divine Indwelling:
“Our Lady Appeared, standing on a globe, Her right foot resting on a crescent moon, the left on the snout of a small fire breathing dragon. She was Dressed all in White and Her hair could be seen through Her transparent Veil which was long enough to half envelope the globe. The Veil was held about Her head by a Wreath of White Roses, and a White Rose rested on each foot. On Her breast, the Triangle and the Eye, the symbol of the Divine Indwelling, could be visibly seen. A strong Beam of Light shown from the Divine Presence within Our Lady onto the globe at Her feet. Then halfway around the figure of Our Lady above Her head Appeared a Scroll on which were written in letters of Gold the Words: “All the Glory of the King’s Daughter is within” (also in Psalm 44). Though it did not appear that Her lips moved, I heard these words quite plainly: ‘I am Our Lady of the Divine Indwelling, Handmaid of Him Who Dwells within.’ (http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2016/06/sr-mildred-mary-ephrem-neuzil-and-our.html)
The fact that the Blessed Trinity Dwells in the just is beyond question. St. Paul wrote: “Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (I Corinthians 3, 16). But not only the Holy Spirit, but also the Father and Son Dwell there, for “If anyone love Me he will keep My Word; and My Father will Love him, and We will Come to him, and will make Our Abode with him.” (John 14, 23). Servant of God, John A. Hardon, S.J., “Course on Grace – Part Two – B Grace Considered Intensively Chapter XIII. Sanctifying Grace and the Indwelling Trinity” – available: http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Grace/Grace_004.htm[March 31, 2016]
Note: about the “Triangle and the Eye” symbol – what was once a benevolent symbol of the Creator watching over the world has now been hijacked by a dark agenda and turned into a sinister symbol of control. The all-seeing eye was for thousands of years a symbol of the Light, Protection from evil, and a Benevolent God watching over creation.
Prayer to The Most Holy Indwelling Trinity
O my Love, my only Good, Most Holy Trinity, I adore You, hidden in the depths of my soul. To You, to Your honor and glory, I dedicate my life.
May every thought, word and deed of mine be an act of adoration and praise directed towards Your Divine Majesty enthroned in my heart.
O Father, Infinite Goodness, behold Your child, clothed in the likeness of Your Son.
Extend to me Your arms that I may belong to You forever.
O Son, Divine Lord, made man, crucify me with Yourself that I may become, in union with You, a sacrifice of praise for the glory of Your Father.
O Holy Spirit, Fire of Everlasting Love, consume me on the altar of Divine Charity, that at the end of life, nothing may remain but that which bears the likeness of Christ.
O Blessed Trinity, worthy of all adoration, I wish to remain in spirit on my knees, to acknowledge forever Your reign in me and over me, to Your everlasting glory.
Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the pure heart of St. Joseph, I consecrate my life to Your adoration and glory.
At the moment of death, receive me, O my Triune Love, that I may continue my adoration of love through all eternity. Amen.
Nihil Obstat:—Daniel Pilarczyk, S.T.D.
Imprimatur:—†Paul F. Leibold, V.G.
Cincinnati, Jan. 25, 1963
Baltimore Catechism on ‘Communion of Saints’
The Communion of Saints — Sanctorum Communionem — as explained by Father Connell’s ‘The New Baltimore Catechism No.3, published by Benzinger Brothers, Inc. in 1943:
…we shall study the doctrine of the Communion of Saints, which tells us that all who are united to Jesus Christ by sanctifying grace form one great society, with its members on earth, in Heaven and in Purgatory.
…By ‘the communion of saints’ is meant the union of the faithful on earth, the blessed in Heaven, and the (Holy) souls in purgatory, with Christ as their Head. The word ‘communion’ as we use it here has no reference to Holy Communion; it means here ‘union’ or ‘society’ or ‘fellowship’.
The word ‘saints’ in the expression ‘communion of saints’ does not mean only persons of extraordinary holiness; it means all those in the state of sanctifying grace.
Through the communion of saints, the blessed in Heaven can help the (Holy) souls in purgatory and the faithful on earth by praying for them.
The saints in heaven help in a particular way those of the faithful who were dear to them in life and those who ask for their prayers.
Which of the saints in Heaven gives the most help to those on earth? The Blessed Virgin Mary of all the saints gives the most help to those on earth, because she is the spiritual mother of the entire human race; and it can be piously believed that all graces given to men are conferred through her intercession, so that she can be justly called the Mediatrix of all graces.
(On the certainty) that those whom the Church has canonized, or solemnly declared saints, are in Heaven: We are certain that those whom the Church has canonized or solemnly declared saints, are in Heaven, for the Church is infallible in making such decisions.
…The Church is infallible in canonizing saints… We know… because it is a revealed doctrine that the saints in Heaven are to be venerated, and the Church could not teach this doctrine in a practical way unless she could name with infallible certainty, some particular saints in heaven.
…there are other saints in Heaven besides those who have been canonized. We know that there are many other saints in Heaven besides those who have been canonized, because the Church in her official prayers and teachings frequently refers to other saints besides those who have been canonized. The Church honors all the saints in Heaven on the Feast of All Saints, November 1st.
Should the faithful on earth, through the communion of saints, honor the blessed in Heaven and pray to them? … (We) should honor the blessed in Heaven and pray to them, because they are worthy of honor and as friends of God will help the faithful on earth… and we may in our private devotions pray to children who died after baptism before reaching the use of reason, because such children are admitted to heaven immediately after death.
On the suffering Holy souls in Purgatory: The faithful on earth, through the communion of saints, can relieve the sufferings of the souls in purgatory by prayer, fasting, and other good works, by indulgences, and by having Masses offered for them. The Church prays for ‘the faithful departed’ in the Mass and in the Divine Office, especially on November 2nd, All Souls’ Day.
Question: When we pray for a particular deceased person are we sure that our prayers will be applied to that person’s soul if it is in purgatory? Answer: … We can be sure that some soul in purgatory will be helped; and we hope that ordinarily God will apply at least some benefit of our prayers to the particular soul for which we pray if it is in purgatory, but we have no absolute certainty about the matter.
On Masses said at a privileged altar: A ‘Mass said at a privileged altar’ is a Mass to which a plenary indulgence is attached by the Church for the soul in purgatory for whom the Mass is offered.
On ‘A series of Gregorian Masses’: A series of Gregorian Masses is a (set) of Masses (prayed) over a period of thirty consecutive days for a particular deceased person, the custom originating in a revelation made to Pope St. Gregory the Great that a deceased friend had been released from purgatory after the offering of thirty consecutive Masses.
On the three branches of the communion of saints: The blessed in Heaven are called (members of) the ‘Church Triumphant’; the (Holy) souls in Purgatory (are members of) the ‘Church Suffering’; the faithful on earth (are members of) the ‘Church Militant’.
How may the faithful on earth help one another? … as members of the Mystical Body of Christ, (the faithful on earth, who are in a state of sanctifying grace) can help one another by practicing supernatural charity and, especially, by performing the spiritual and corporeal works of mercy.
Praise be to Jesus Christ!
Laudetur Jesu Christus!
Now and forevermore!
Nunc et in aeternum!