Geraldine was a non-practicing Catholic at
that time, but her grandmother, who had a large part in her upbringing, had
taught her the Faith. She was having her fourth baby with a fractured
back and no pain relief. She said in desperation, "Jesus, help me
please, this is way beyond what I can cope with! I give this pain to
you." I don’t know if I passed out, but one moment I am lying there
in agony and the next I am in a completely different place, standing up, free
from all pain. I did not know where I was;
I looked all around me and everything was
brilliant white. I realized later it was brilliant light. In front of me to my
left I saw the figure of a man and it was as though the sun was shining from
his face; He was brighter than the sun, yet it did not hurt my eyes to look at
him. At that moment I felt his great compassion for me, as if he felt sorry for
me (it reminded me of a long lost brother who loves you very much and wants to
help). And then he said, “Do not worry, this person belongs to the wicked one”.
I understood he meant this person, who I felt, had caused me to suffer much.
Then he said, “They are persecuting my people
(innocent people who are victims of the wicked)”. And he raised his right hand
as he wanted to punish the wicked people here on earth. I then felt great anger
coming from him and also I felt his almighty power. (Up until this moment in my
life, I sometimes wondered if God or heaven really existed. Now in Jesus’
presence I was in awe and remembered thinking, “Oh my God, there really is a
supreme being who watches over the whole earth and sees everything. Now I know
for sure there is a God!”) Then, just as he was about to strike, something from
my right hand side stopped him. I looked across to see what it was and I saw a
lady sitting down (He was standing and she was sitting). Coming from this woman
were oceans and oceans of love. So much love, a love I had never known. All the
love I have for my family, children, husband, mother, grandparents, everyone,
all this love put together is only a teardrop compared to the love coming from
this lady and a serenity, peacefulness, and gentleness on the same scale. It
was her love which was stopping this man from punishing the world and I knew I
must go through this lady to get to this man as she had a tremendous hold over
him, which was her love. In this love that I felt coming from her I experienced
the greatest ecstasy and happiness I have ever known. Then I realized he could
refuse her nothing. At that moment she said to me, “You are going to have a
baby girl. Go back, they need you.” Then I heard my husband calling my name,
“Geraldine, Geraldine.” I looked down and saw my husband and the nurse in the
delivery room. From where I was I felt like I was looking into hell, because
the difference between where I was and the earth was so great. Somehow I could
see into the hearts of people (or into their souls?). I could see inside them,
something like, I suppose as God sees them. (From here on Geraldine seems to
have this gift of insight into people’s hearts and occasions, that is, whenever
God chooses to give it). As my husband’s voice got louder I felt myself being
pulled down back towards him. As I realized this I begged, cried, and pleaded,
“Please don’t send me back, please don’t send me back! I want to stay!”
But I was pulled back, begging and pleading.
I did not want to come back, even to my children for whom I would give my life.
What a wonderful place this must be that the love for all my children, whom I
love more than life itself, was not enough to bring me back. Jesus says that
there is no greater love than to lay down your life for someone. Yet this love
was not enough to bring me back as this place was so beautiful, that not only
would you suffer anything to get there, but you would gladly beg for more. So I
long to let others know of the most wonderful joy that awaits them in paradise.
We only suffer for a short time in this life, but the joy and happiness that
awaits us in heaven is for all eternity. A moment or two later the baby was
born and it was a little girl, so I called her, “Mary”. From this moment on my
life changed greatly. Now I knew that God was real and heaven existed and I
wanted to go there more than anything. After this I knew that suffering was the
greatest gift I could give Jesus (in the sense that suffering united to Christ
has immense value in the eyes of God and obtains many blessings for the world,
and great reward in heaven). I also knew how the heart of Jesus is wounded and
terribly offended when we take his holy name in vain. In the next world he’s
worshipped and adored. He’s king of the universe and his holy name is sacred.
After this experience I have had great peace and joy. Since then I believe Our
Lady and Jesus have been gradually teaching me. One of the great changes was a
continual awareness of Jesus’ presence with me everywhere; this presence was
more real to me than the people actually with me in the same room. I talked to
Him about everything and invited Him into every situation. This great awareness
lasted for well over a year, and then gradually faded, but by then I had grown
in my faith.
Geraldine's life was changed. She began to frequent the Sacraments and
attend and organize rosary prayer groups. Later she began to receive
locutions, which she was instructed to write down. She sought spiritual
guidance and finally found Fr. Richard Masin. When Fr. Masin went
overseas, Fr. Michael Love, SJ., took over. He died in 1994 and she began
to go to her present spiritual director. All three Priests agree that
these messages are genuine.
The first volume has an "Imprimatur" and a "Nihil
Obstat" which is the Church's official way of saying it has been checked
and is free from doctrinal or moral error. The second volume has a
Foreword by a Bishop; and the third volume has a Foreword by a Monsignor,
who is now a Bishop.
Geraldine maintains a degree of anonymity by using her first name only in order
to protect her family's privacy.
Since 2001 Geraldine has traveled to the USA with her husband and Spiritual
Director giving talks to spread these Messages, which have been well received
and many people have been strengthened in their Faith. Later these trips
took them to Ireland and then New Zealand also with similar results. If
anyone wishes her to speak about her experiences and messages in their country
or city please click HERE.
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or two of the messages received by Geraldine. They will be changed from
time to time, so please keep visiting The Divine Inspirations website.