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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