Originally, in every living room there used to be set up the GOD’s corner, usually in a corner or where the family liked to meet at a preferred place. This corner was always well looked after with love and care, decorated with fresh flowers, and especially in the evening the family gathered there for joint prayer. Unfortunately, this beautiful tradition has vanished in many places so that many do not even know any more what a GOD’s corner is.
You know that the “three days of darkness” were often spoken of and prophesied about. That in this time you must keep the shutters and everything firmly closed, that in this darkness only sacralised candles will give light, that hell will be depopulated and the evil ones will roam around visibly in order to tear the souls belonging to them out of the living bodies of the humans, and many more things. – I do not say that it is bound to happen like this but I wonder, if surprisingly this were to happen and you did not have an opportunity to go into a consecrated Church: where then would you go if you have no consecrated corner in your house?
Father, mother, together with the Sacrament of marriage, a priesthood within the family is conferred on you. It is true, it is a restricted priesthood because you cannot, for example, bless and sacralise like the priest, cannot consecrate, cannot celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, etc. However, in order for you to be able to exercise this family priestly office in this your little church, which is the family, you do need a small chapel, a little altar, a GOD’s corner. You do need a place where you can gather for prayer.
Therefore, please choose a beautiful little spot, set up an appealing crucifix on that spot, and an image of Mary, the Mother of GOD, is an indispensable part of it because GOD wants to work through her. Likewise, it is not complete without a sacralised candle. As a matter of fact, in a family the image of the Holy Family should also be venerated. Moreover, you may add an image of a Patron or Saint, whom you venerate. This little altar is supposed to be decorated like the Altar in the Church with flowers or the like.
It is my particular intention and wish that such GOD’s corners should be set up in the homes. I warmly recommend this to all of humanity!