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Vision of Maria Valtorta on 30-Mar-1947(Palm Sunday)

Jesus embraces with His arm the shoulders of His Mother, Who has stood up when John and James of Alphaeus have reached Her to say to Her: “Your Son is coming”, and then they have come back to join their companions who are proceeding slowly, talking, while Thomas and Andrew have rushed towards Bethphage to look for the donkey and the colt and take them to Jesus.

In the meantime Jesus is speaking to the women.  “Here we are near the city. I advise you to go.  And go without being afraid.  Enter the town before I do.  All the shephards and the most faithful disciples are near En Rogel.  They have been told to escort and protect you.”

“The fact is that...We have spoken to Aser of Nazareth and Abel of Bethleham in Galilee and also to Solomon.  They had come as far as here to watch for your arrival.  The crowd is preparing a great celebration.  And we wanted to see... See how the tops of the olive trees are shaken?  It is not the wind that is shaking them thus.  But it is the people who are gathering branches to spread them on the road and to protect You from the sun.  And over there?  Look over there, they are stripping the palm-trees of their fan-shaped leaves.  They look like clusters and they are men who have climbed up the truns to gather more and more... And, on the slopes, You can see children bending to pick flowers.  And the women certainly strip gardens or corollas and scented herbs to strew Your way with flowers.  We wanted to see... and imitate the gesture of Mary of Lazarus, who picked up all the flowers pressed by Your feet when You went into Lazarus’ gardens” says imploringly Mary of Clopas on behalf of them all.

Jesus caresses the cheek of His old relative, who looks like a little girl anxious to see a show, and He says to her:  “You would not be able to see anything among the large crowd.  Go on, to Lazarus’ house, the one whose keeper is Matthias.  I shall be passing there and you will see Me from on high.”

“Son... and are You going all alone?  Can I not be near You?  Asks Mary, raising Her very sad face and staring with Her sky-blue eyes at Her meek Son.”

“I would beg You to remain hidden.  Like a dove in the cleft of a rock.  Rather than Your presence, My beloved Mother, I need Your prayer!”

“If so, Son, we will all pray for You.”

“Yes. And after you have seen Him pass by, you will come with me to my mansion in Zion.  And I will send servants to the Temple, with instructions to follow the Master all the time, so that they may bring us His orders and His news, says Mary of Lazarus resolutely, always quick in realising what is the best thing to do and to do it without delay.”

“You are right, sister.  Although it grieves me not to follow Him, I understand that it is a just order.  In any case Lazarus told  us not to contradict the Master in anything, and to obey Him even in the least matters.  And we will do that.”

“Go, then.  See?  The roads are getting busy.  the apostles are about to join Me.  Go.  Peace be with you.  I will make you come when I think it is a suitable moment.  Goodbye, Mother.  Peace to you.  God is with us.”

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