It was by grace and through the love and great mercy of God that this
humble sinner began keeping a prayer journal a few years ago. During
Advent of that year, I decided to spend more time in adoration in front of
the Tabernacle. The Lord rewarded this small effort by allowing me to feel
very strongly his True Presence. As well, I became more aware of the
"still, small voice" of the Spirit speaking to my heart. The more I
listened, the more I learned about God's love for me, and the more I longed
to enter into that love. This experience was a great mercy of God to my
soul, a soul greatly in need of transformation. From then on I began to
keep a prayer journal, and almost from the beginning I had the feeling that
the words I was writing were not meant for my heart alone.
One day, I felt the Lord give me a new name, "Pelianito", which means
"sent". Often I felt like the words I was writing were burning a hole in
my heart and I ached to give them wings. One thing led to another and
eventually I felt called to post my journal entries to a daily blog. That
was when the meaning of the name "Pelianito" took shape, for the words of
my journal were being “sent" to the corners of the world. The burning in
my heart was eased. Now it was up to the Lord to lead those he had chosen
to the blog to read the words he had given to me.
Prayer and fasting
In the early days of keeping a journal, I often felt the Lord calling me to
increased fasting and prayer. In fact throughout the journal this has been
a recurring call. Then, after a couple of years of keeping the journal, I
was led to a book on the Marian apparitions at Medjugorje. When I read the
messages of the visionaries, the call to increased fasting, prayer, penance
and conversion, I was struck by the similarities to the messages in my
journal. This reinforced for me the road I felt God was calling me to
walk, a road that eventually led me to the Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis.
What a joy to find this "pearl of great price"! I joined and from that day
on, I knew I was where God wanted me to be.
The messages on the Pelianito Blog are meant to guide those who read them
to the Truth professed by the Catholic church. If ever there are errors in
these messages, they are of human origin, since this simple messenger is
deeply flawed. It is my wish that you who read these messages will hear
the Lord of Love speaking his words of love and encouragement into your own
hearts. Think of yourself as the “Beloved child" and see what the Lord
will say to you. In my experience, the Lord is far more willing to speak
to us than we are to willing to listen.
May you be blessed as you journey with the Lord.
In the love of Jesus and Mary,
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