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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday (le mande; Thursday of the Mandatum)

The word Mandatum means “commandment.” This name is taken from the first words sung at the ceremony of the washing of the feet, “A new commandment I give you” (John 13, 34); also from the commandment of Christ that we should imitate His loving humility in the washing of the feet (John 13, 14-17). Thus the term Mandatum (maundy) was applied to the rite of the feet-washing on this day.

V13 – 10.9.21 – “My daughter, while I was having supper with My disciples, it was not only them that I had around Me, but the whole human family. One by one, I had them near Me, I Knew them all, I Called them by name. I also Called you, I gave you Luisa, the Place of Honor between Me and John, and I Constituted you little secretary of My Will. And while I divided the lamb, in offering it to My Apostles, I gave it to all and to each one. That lamb, bled dry, roasted, cut to pieces, spoke of Me; it was the Symbol of My Life and of how I was to Reduce Myself for Love of all. And I wanted to give it to all as Delicious Food, which Represented My Passion, because everything I Did, Said and Suffered, My Love Converted into Food for man. But do you know why I Called all and Gave the lamb to all? Because I too Wanted Food from them; each thing that they would do, I Wanted to be Food for Me. I Wanted the Food of their love, of their works, of their words – of everything.”

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