GOD’s Corner

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!

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