Message from Don Luca Pescatori
Dear Members of the MMP,
The safety provisions for public health issued by the governments of many countries, and the decisions made by many Episcopal Conferences following the spread of the COVID-19 virus, limit the possibility of meeting in public places and also in churches, to avoid the possibility of contagion. This is sometimes making it difficult to meet for the Cenacles in those countries.
There is sometimes the temptation to be content to say “we can’t have cenacles” instead of asking “how can we have a cenacle in this situation?” …
On June 10, 1987 our Blessed Mother told us,
I am calling all the children of the Church to gather together with me in cenacles of unceasing prayer. Most of all I desire that the holy rosary be recited often, particularly by the little ones, by the sick, by the poor and by sinners. Surround the world with the chain of the rosary in order to obtain grace and mercy for all. Multiply your cenacles of prayer.To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons (#356, June 10, 1987)
Already in 1974 she had taught us:
It is not necessary that they come together in great numbers: even two or three are enough. These gatherings must constitute real and true cenacles (…) For it is then that I myself accomplish in them my maternal task of interceding before God for all my children.To The Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons (#34, January 17, 1974)
At this time when attention to public health must limit our possibilities, I ask you then to remember the great value of the Cenacles for the Church and for the world, not to lose the gift and not to miss the grace of the Cenacle. Multiply them wherever and whenever possible and – when it is not possible to meet as before – temporarily transform the regional, diocesan and parish Cenacles into many family or priest cenacles, so that no one misses the request and expectations of our Heavenly Mother. When it is not possible to leave the house or reach other members of the MMP in other cities, then pray the rosary all together at the same time, reading the same message and renewing the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in spiritual union among you and with all the members of the MMP in the world. You can also try to make a cenacle via phone or video calls with Skype and Whatsapp.
The Cenacles are a gift of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for our time, and with them we are always united with Her to invoke the gift of the Holy Spirit, in this special and difficult Hour of Grace.
March 8, 2020
Don Luca Pescatori and the Spiritual Council of the MMP