How great is the peace, firmness and majesty of the Church! Even if the Church has not her Supreme Shepherd on this earth, She will never lack Christ Her Head. What a great gift are the shepherds of the Church for they are the pillars of the same. How greatly does God act through them. Even if they are earthen fragile vessels, yet they contain the sublime treasure of Divinity.

How great it is to have the Successor of Peter amongst us and how strong is the nostalgia we feel when he is not with us. Lord, show forth the power of Your arm and grant us the Shepherd we need for the Glory of Your Name and for the Glory of Your Bride the Church, which is the same Glory You have given Her through Your passion, death and resurrection. Glorious Church, and Church in exile… how strong is our need to love You!

There is no fear that the Church may collapse! There is no fear, because God supports Her, and in Her living members She is the delight of the One who founded Her…

 

“I cannot live without Bishop, as I cannot live without God”

 

The Church is the stronghold where I rest, the strength of my pilgrimage and the pride of my living.

My vocation is to be Church and to make everybody Church, and that is why God showed me the Spouse of the Lamb as bejewelled Queen, brimming and penetrated with Divinity, ennobled by God’s very holiness; holy and without blemish, “like a mighty people arrayed for battle,”1 plenteous and saturated with all the gifts, fruits and charismas of the Holy Spirit, and repository of Divinity Itself in its Trinity of Persons in order to give, as universal donor, give that same Trinity to men; She being the way, the manner and the style through which the Divine Family by the life of grace lives with all and each one of Its children. […]

I have contemplated Her as repository of Christ, with His whole mission, life and tragedy, perpetuatrix of His mystery.

And if that was not enough, God gave Her His own Mother so that She might be Mother of all and each one of men…

I have seen Her so rich, so replete, so bejewelled, so saturated with Divinity, so much, so much, so much…! that I will never be able to express it… […]

There is no fear that the Small Boat of Peter sink; there is no fear! because Jesus Himself works its oars and leads Her to a safe port. […]

There is no fear that the Church make a mistake! God speaks through Her…

There is no fear that the Church sink! God sustains Her over the waters of the universal deluge…

There is no fear, because God is the strength and the stronghold where She rests…!

And because I am more Church than soul, and I would sooner cease being soul than Church; I cannot live without Bishop, as I cannot live without God.

And my certainty that I live in the truth and I communicate it, is not so much in what I may see but in the roots and in the union that I have with my beloved Bishops, as long as these are in complete union with the mind of the Supreme Shepherd.

And as I experience myself and I am more Church than soul and more soul than body, if, what for me would be impossible, the Church were to say “no” to all I have engraved in my soul through the voice of the Pope’s infallibility, I would pull out my soul in order to say what the Church says; since I know that when the Church speaks as Church, it is the Word who speaks through Her.

And I would not do it grumbling about, no; I would do it as a canticle of surrender and loving submission to my Holy Mother Church. […]

On the day of the Most Holy Trinity of the Year 1968, at the time when a Bishop came to visit us to preside a concelebration of Vows in The Work of the Church; the Lord made me understand, savour and live that, when a Bishop entered our house, it was Jesus Himself who came to visit me, and, therefore, to visit all of us; and that, as we would have done with Him, we had to love, venerate, and repay him, full of gratitude, during the time that it was granted to us the gift of having him with us.

A simple and spiritual communication that made me live, all that day, full of profound meditation, in the presence of that Bishop who, for the first time, visited our house, and seeing in his face the face of Jesus.

He was one of my beloved Bishops, whom I had to venerate and look after as Martha and Mary did in Bethany with Jesus!

This I teach my children, who, full of joy, receive in their house the Successors of the Apostles. […]

And again on the 7th of January 1972, also, when we were inaugurating one of our parishes, and the Cardinal of the diocese had come to bless the Church;
while I was suffering during the Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Holy Mass, for the hard test that my spirit has been suffering from the year 1959, for not having been received nor understood, as God wanted, with all that the Lord has been manifesting to me from the 18th of March 1959, in order to communicate it, with the assignment to help the Holy Mother Church with the descendants that Jesus has asked me for this end, which is The Work of the Church, continuator and perpetuator of my mission;
the Lord, in the transcendent and sublime moment of the Holy Mass, again impressed in my spirit that a Bishop was one of the Twelve Apostles who in their Successors are perpetuated for the unending consolidation of the People of God, which is the Holy Mother Church; […]

Also in another most glorious day, on the 5th of April 1959, in the depth of the divine Wisdom, full of love in the Holy Spirit, the Lord made me penetrate in what Saint Peter was in Heaven and on earth, with the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven in his hands, to open and close the sumptuous doors of Eternity, and giving way to the elect of God to enter His Kingdom. […]

On the 15th of December 1996 […] the Lord granted me the grace that I will always keep in the depths of my heart as one of the most valuable gifts of my life, that my Most Holy Father should come to visit me when that physical impossibility of my illness did not allow me to be myself, in the smallness of my nothingness, the one who went to meet the Successor of Saint Peter, whom I so much love and I am so much in debt with my Work of the Church.

Illness that makes me live in a constant immolation, in continuous renunciation, from the 30th of March 1959, at which time, […]I offered myself to God as victim to glorify Him, helping the Church with all that, in order to carry it out, He had manifested and entrusted to me from the time of the Council. […]

 
Mother Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia
 
An extract from the writing: “THE COLUMNS OF THE CHURCH”(Collection “Light in the night -The mystery of faith given with loving wisdom”
 Booklet n. 12)

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Fragment of the video of Mother Trinidad “Encounter with the Bishops who stayed in our house of St. Peter the Apostle in the year of the Great Jubilee, and went to Rocca di Papa to visit Mother Trinidad”, recorded on June 25th, 2000 (press PLAY):

Christ, as Head of the Mystical Body, wished to give Himself up for us together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, replenishing us with all His gifts and fruits, through the Apostles. And this is why, founded on Christ, leaning on and being supported and forever sustained in Her twelve Pillars: how great is the Church! (22-4-76)
The Church is a mystery of unity; and so that She may be one in the unity of God, the Holy Spirit stayed with the Pope and the Bishops who, united with him, proclaim the unity of the Church in Her truth, in Her life and in Her mission. (22-11-68)
Only in the Church, where Christ is and manifests Himself through the Pope, the Truth is given in all its truth to the man who seeks it in the voice of the Supreme Shepherd.
(7-1-70)