“I desire very ardently the propagation of the cult and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, because this Heart is the magnet which draws souls to Me, the fire which makes the rays of My light and My love beam out over the earth, and the inexhaustible well causing the living water of My mercy to gush over the earth.”

(Communication of Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Lucia, in her Letter to Bp. Gurza May 27, 1943)

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Today, on the octave of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we honor Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, in obedience to the will of Christ Himself. Why does Our Lord so desire that we honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

The Church tells us that Mary conceived the Word of God in her pure heart before she conceived Him in her womb. Indeed, it is with this beautiful truth that we open our rosaries each day! It was in Mary’s pure and perfect heart that our salvation began. And it is through her heart, please God, we will enter heaven. By offering us the Immaculate Heart of His Virgin Mother, Our Lord is tenderly offering us the sure way to be united with Him forever in heaven. 

When Lucia, speaking for the little shepherds, asked Our Lady to take them to Heaven, Our Lady replied,

“Yes, Jacinta and Francisco, I will take them soon, but you shall remain here for a certain time. Jesus wishes to use you to make me known and loved. He wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” Then, to Lucia’s plaintive plea, “Am I to be left here all alone?”, she responded with a solemn promise, “No, my daughter, you suffer a great deal. Do not be discouraged, I will never abandon you! My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge, and the way which will lead you to God.”

Over twenty years later, Lucia confided in her confessor, Father Aparicio that Our Lady’s promise had indeed been her consolation.

“The Immaculate Heart of Mary is my refuge, especially in the most difficult hours. There, I am always secure. It is the heart of the best of mothers; it is always attentive and it watches over the least of its children. How this certainty encourages and strengthens me! In her I find strength and consolation. This Immaculate Heart is the channel by which God makes the multitude of His graces gush into my soul. Help me to be grateful to her and to correspond to such great mercies.”

These two most loving Hearts knew that for Our Lady to enter into the foul arena of world events would mean most certain insults and scorn. And yet, her two overpowering loves drove her to this extreme; love for her divine Son, and love for her children, purchased at such great price.  

Immaculate Heart of Mary, drive heresy from the Church!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, drive heresy from the Church!

On December 10, 1925, Sister Lucia was favored with a visit from our Blessed Mother and the Child Jesus. First, the Child Jesus spoke,

“Have pity on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother. It is covered with the thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment and there is no one to remove them with an act of reparation.”

Then, our Blessed Mother extended her hand in which she held her heart surrounded with thorns and said,

“Behold, my daughter, my heart encircled with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Do you at least try to console me and announce in my name that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months confess, receive Holy Communion, recite the Rosary and keep me company for 15 minutes meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary with the intention of making reparation to me.”

Thus, Our Lady of Fatima came to request the devotion of the First Saturdays of Reparation years before she asked for the Consecration of Russia, indicating the need to prepare spiritually for such a monumental task. The Pope in 1925 was Pius XI and he could easily have instituted this devotion. Bishops all over the world, even a vast movement of faithful could have driven this devotion to an overwhelming tide of penitential support for the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Sadly, this never happened.

In 1930, Sister Lucia asked Our Lord Jesus Christ why five First Saturdays instead of any other number. Sister Lucia said that Our Lord explained that there are five offenses against the Immaculate Heart of His Mother which require reparation. They are:

  • Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception;
  • Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity;
  • Blasphemies against Her Divine Maternity, in refusing at the same time to recognize Her as the Mother of men.
  • Blasphemies of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred of our Immaculate Mother;
  • The offenses of those who outrage Her directly in Her holy images.

Today, we will speak of only one of the offenses. The others may be found in our post: Reparation for Blasphemy Against Mary. For blasphemies against her Maternity, one of the best examples is the way the Second Vatican Council scorned the proposed schema on the Blessed Virgin Mary in favor of a watered down, ambiguously worded tribute. This complex issue is covered very well in Dr. Roberto de Mattei’s, “The Second Vatican Council, an unwritten story. Dr. de Mattei provides examples of the expressed intentions of the Council Fathers to minimize the role of Mary in order to promote ecumenism. He references Congar, Rahner, Laurentin, Frings and others, but perhaps the most telling quote was the one from Pope John XXIII when he was Patriarch of Venice. In a letter of 22 April, 1954, the pontiff wrote of Mary,

“Jesus dying said to John: Behold your Mother – this is sufficient for the faith and for the liturgy. The rest may be edifying (and it is mostly) and for many pious and devout souls, moving; but for many, many more, even if they are well-inclined towards the Catholic Church – it is irritating – and as we say these days – counter-productive”.

Amazing. Devotion to Mary is “irritating”? Really? And Pope Francis must agree with Roncalli, since he canonized him! By the way, have we ever seen Pope Francis lead a Rosary Procession? Or honor her in any way? Oh, now I remember – he placed a beach ball and a soccer jersey on the high altar of Sta. Maria Maggiore. And so, from John XXIII to Francis, we see how well the modernists honor our Immaculate Mother. 

Reparation for Blasphemy Against the Blessed Virgin Mary

Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn thine eyes in pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sorely afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate.

O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance! Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly we should make it; for we desire, O most holy Mother, to love thee and to honor thee with all our hearts, since this is the will of God. And because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honored and loved by all men.

In the meantime do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy. May they join with us in proclaiming thee blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God. Amen.

On this her feast day, she is always especially generous to her true children, those who are consecrated to her Immaculate Heart. Ask her boldly for the graces you need to advance in her service! You will be amazed at her generosity! 

Note: Paul VI changed the date for this Feast day, but we keep the traditional calendar in which her feast day is on the octave of the Assumption, as originally set by Pope Pius XII.

And now, for those who were unable to renew their Consecrations on the Feast of the Assumption, we offer:

Act of Consecration to Jesus through Mary

O Eternal and incarnate Wisdom! O sweetest and most adorable Jesus! True God and true man, only Son of the Eternal Father, and of Mary, always virgin! I adore Thee profoundly in the bosom and splendors of Thy Father during eternity; and I adore Thee also in the virginal bosom of Mary, Thy most worthy Mother, in the time of Thine incarnation.

I give Thee thanks for that Thou hast annihilated Thyself, taking the form of a slave in order to rescue me from the cruel slavery of the devil. I praise and glorify Thee for that Thou hast been pleased to submit Thyself to Mary, Thy holy Mother, in all things, in order to make me Thy faithful slave through her. But, alas! Ungrateful and faithless as I have been, I have not kept the promises which I made so solemnly to Thee in my Baptism; I have not fulfilled my obligations; I do not deserve to be called Thy child, nor yet Thy slave; and as there is nothing in me which does not merit Thine anger and Thy repulse, I dare not come by myself before Thy most holy and august Majesty. It is on this account that I have recourse to the intercession of Thy most holy Mother, whom Thou hast given me for a mediatrix with Thee. It is through her that I hope to obtain of Thee contrition, the pardon of my sins, and the acquisition and preservation of wisdom.

Hail, then, O immaculate Mary, living tabernacle of the Divinity, where the Eternal Wisdom willed to be hidden and to be adored by angels and by men! Hail, O Queen of Heaven and earth, to whose empire everything is subject which is under God. Hail, O sure refuge of sinners, whose mercy fails no one. Hear the desires which I have of the Divine Wisdom; and for that end receive the vows and offerings which in my lowliness I present to thee.

I, ________________, a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in thy hands the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before. In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God in time and in eternity.

Receive, O benignant Virgin, this little offering of my slavery, in honor of, and in union with, that subjection which the Eternal Wisdom deigned to have to thy maternity; in homage to the power which both of you have over this poor sinner, and in thanksgiving for the privileges with which the Holy Trinity has favored thee. I declare that I wish henceforth, as thy true slave, to seek thy honor and to obey thee in all things.

O admirable Mother, present me to thy dear Son as His eternal slave, so that as He has redeemed me by thee, by thee He may receive me! O Mother of mercy, grant me the grace to obtain the true Wisdom of God; and for that end receive me among those whom thou lovest and teachest, whom thou leadest, nourishest and protectest as thy children and thy slaves.

O faithful Virgin, make me in all things so perfect a disciple, imitator and slave of the Incarnate Wisdom, Jesus Christ thy Son, that I may attain, by thine intercession and by thine example, to the fullness of His age on earth and of His glory in Heaven. Amen.

Or, if you prefer, St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Consecration is in the sidebar on the right.

Perhaps you might also like this similar post: On Mother’s Day, to Mary.

 Immaculate Heart of Mary, be Queen of our hearts! Be Queen of the Church!
 Remember, Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!
 St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

The six apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima all occurred on the 13th of each month, except for the one in August. This was because the Administrator of the district of Ourem was a Mason. Not just any Mason, the crude and brutal Arturo Oliveira Santos was the founder-president of the Masonic Lodge of Vila Nova de Ourem and the publisher of the local newspaper. As such, he wielded a tyrannical power in his district and, concerned about the  rising fervor of the area’s Catholics in response to the apparitions, he determined to nip the phenomena in the bud.

First, the Administrator summoned the children and their fathers to an interrogation at the Town Hall of Vila Nova de Ourem on August 10. Ti Marto refused to allow Francisco and Jacinta to be interrogated, and decided to answer for them, stating that, if necessary, he would be imprisoned for them. But Lucia’s father , Antonio dos Santos, complied and brought her to be questioned. He stated, “If she’s lying, it’s a good thing that she should be punished for it.”

Once before the authorities, Lucia was of course, brutally bullied and threatened, while her father did nothing to intervene. This lack of support caused Lucia much suffering. Her words in this regard speak volumes for her sanctity:

“I HAVE THE HAPPINESS OF SUFFERING MORE! What made me suffer most, was the indifference shown me by my parents. This was all the more obvious, since I could see how affectionately my aunt and uncle treated their children. I remember thinking to myself as we went along: ‘How different my parents are from my uncle and aunt. They risk themselves to defend their children, while my parents hand me over with the greatest indifference, and let them do what they like with me! But I must be patient’, I reminded myself in my inmost heart, ‘since this means I have the happiness of suffering more for the love of You, O my God, and for the conversion of sinners.’ This reflection never failed to bring me consolation.”

"I have the happiness of suffering more for the love of You, O my God, and for the conversion of sinners.'

“I have the happiness of suffering more for the love of You, O my God, and for the conversion of sinners.’

When Lucia returned home after the grueling ordeal, she raced to the old well to see Francisco and Jacinta, who had agreed to pray for her. She found them crying bitterly, and they explained to her that Lucia’s sister had come by earlier to tell them that she had heard that Lucia had been killed by the authorities.

Although he had so far been unable to succeed in suppressing the little shepherds, the Administrator determined to kidnap them rather than allow another “hoax” appearance. And so, on the 13th, the Administrator tricked the children and brought them to Ourem.

The details of the kidnapping and Oliveira Santos’ actions make a laughable melodrama now, but at the time, they were terrifying to the children. More details can be found at Fatima.org, but for here we simply state that the children, although frightened by finding themselves locked in jail with rough prisoners and threatened with death by being boiled in oil, seized the opportunity to obey the Angel’s request and make reparation. When Jacinta began to cry, Francisco encouraged her,”Don’t cry, we can offer this to Jesus for sinners”, Then he prayed out loud, “O my Jesus, this is for love of You, and for the conversion of sinners.” Jacinta then added: “And also for the Holy Father, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

The prisoners who were in the cell with them tried to comfort them, “But all you have to do, they said, is tell the Administrator the secret! What does it matter whether the Lady wants you to or not!”

Jacinta’s reply is an inspiration for us, “Never! I’d rather die!” she stated firmly. The children then knelt and prayed the Rosary. Lucia tells us in her Memoir that the prisoners all knelt and prayed with them and even those who did not know how at least knelt down reverently. Ah, but that was long ago, wasn’t it? And now even the humble Bishop of Rome will not kneel for Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

After their Rosary, one of the prisoners took out his concertina and began to play a lively tune. before long they were all dancing, as Lucia tells us. “Jacinta’s partner was a poor thief who, finding her so tiny, picked her up and went on dancing with her in his arms!”

In the midst of this happy interlude, a guard appeared, who in a fearsome voice called out to Jacinta: “The oil is boiling now: tell the secret, if you don’t want to be burned!” In a small voice, Jacinta replied, “I can’t.” “So you can’t, eh? Then I’ll make you able to! Come!”

During Jacinta’s interrogation, Francisco confided to Lucia with boundless joy and peace: “If they kill us as they say, we’ll soon be in Heaven! How wonderful! Nothing else matters!” After a thoughtful pause, Francisco continued, “May God grant that Jacinta not be afraid. I will say an Ave Maria for her!” Then he took off his cap and prayed. The guard, seeing him in this attitude of prayer, asked him: “What are you saying?” “I’m reciting an Ave Maria so Jacinta won’t be afraid.” The guard made a disdainful gesture and let him go on.

After Jacinta, the same terrifying farce was repeated with Francisco, then with Lucia, and each one thought the previous ones already dead. At last, the bully Santos had to admit that the little children had gotten the best of him. They had not budged an inch. The next morning, after one last interrogation, he returned the children to Fatima, on the Feast of the Assumption, dropping them off on the veranda of the presbytery.

Even though the little shepherds were unable to keep their assignation with Our Lady, between 3 and 5 thousand people did come. Here is a brief account:

First, there was a thunderclap, “then came the flash of lightning, and then we began to see a little cloud, very delicate, very white, which stopped for a few moments over the tree and then rose in the air and disappeared. As we looked around us, we noticed the strange thing which we had seen before and were to see in the following months; our faces were reflecting all the colours of the rainbow, pink, red, blue… The trees seemed to be made not of leaves but of flowers; they seemed to be laden with flowers, each leaf seemed to be a flower. The ground came out in colours and so did our clothes. The lanterns fixed to the arch looked like gold.”

As our Good Father is able to use all, even the wiles of the ancient enemy in order to bring forth His good for us, it is no surprise that the Freemason Santos accomplished the opposite of what he had intended. The priest, Father Ferreira became indignant over the abductions and fearing that the faithful would think him a willing partner to Santos, he wrote a letter, which was published widely in the area’s Catholic press.

“As a Catholic priest”, he wrote, “I must refute with all my power the unjust and insidious calumny that has been laid against me, and declare before the whole world that I took no part at all, whether directly or indirectly, in the odious and sacrilegious act which was committed by the sudden kidnapping of the three children in my parish who assert that they have seen Our Lady.” Fr. Ferreira went on in his letter to portray an objective narrative of the facts of the apparitions up until that date. It was this letter that gave the apparition credibility in the eyes of a wide swath of Catholic faithful throughout Portugal and Spain.

On Sunday, August 19, in the early afternoon, the children brought their flocks to a pasture in Valinhos. Lucia began to get the premonition that Our lady was about to appear, and since Jacinta was not with them, she sent Jacinta’s older brother to fetch her. It is an especially touching detail that Our Lady waited until Jacinta arrived before appearing.

In this visit, Our Lady again reiterated that she wanted them to continue coming to the Cova da Iria on the 13th of the month, and continue to pray the Rosary every day. “In the last month, I will work a miracle so that all may believe. If you had not been taken away to the City, the miracle would have been even greater. Saint Joseph will come with the Child Jesus, to give peace to the world. Our Lord will come to bless the people. Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Sorrows will also come.”

Then looking sad, Our Lady said:

“Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them.”

Frere Michel de la Trinite remarks on the Administrator’s abduction and Our Lady’s response to it:

“By this public act, acting in the name of the authority he held over a tiny part of the nation, he had affronted and outraged the Mother of God. Thus he contributed to drawing down upon his country a just divine punishment. Without this odious act, shamelessly committed by the competent public authority, would the great miracle of October 13 have been seen in all of Portugal? It is quite possible. What a lesson! What terrible responsibility for the unworthy authorities who deprive their people of the choice graces with which God wishes to fill them!”

It may perhaps be profitable to apply Frere Michel’s line of reasoning to those who lead the Church today, who continue to outrage God and insult His Blessed Mother. What do we think God will do? Do you think God is pleased right now, as Pope Francis continues to suppress even faithful contemplative nuns, continues to push the destructive modernist agenda?

But above all, the most significant message of this Fourth Visit was Our Lady’s urgent plea:

“Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them.”

From Frere Michel:

“But what an astonishing affirmation! The eternal salvation of many souls really depends on our prayers and sacrifices? It is so stupefying that many theologians try to interpret in their own way these disturbing words, to diminish their significance.

“As for ourselves, let us be content to show how this doctrine is in perfect conformity with the purest Catholic tradition. Pope Pius XII firmly recalls this truth in Mystici Corporis: There is an awesome mystery that we can never sufficiently meditate on: the salvation of many souls depends on the prayers and voluntary penances of the members of the Body of Christ. It is an unfathomable but also admirable mystery that such a close communion associates all the members of the human family with one another, for their salvation or for their loss. An oracle of Deuteronomy already expresses this will of God in all its force: For I am the Lord thy God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation, to them that hate me, And shewing mercy unto many thousands, to them that love me, and keep my commandments.(Dt. 5, 9-10)

“Although the terrible part of this oracle was mitigated by the words of Ezekiel, who without denying family responsibility makes clear the role of individual responsibility, the second part, on the contrary, was reinforced by the message of the Gospel and the Pauline doctrine of the co-redemption: ‘Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake’, he writes to his dear Colossians, ‘and in my flesh I complete what is lacking of the sufferings of Christ for His body, which is the Church.’ (Col. 1:24) And this co-redemptive power conferred by Christ on the members of His body in favour of their brothers, who are also redeemed has no other measure than unbounded Love and the infinite price of the Blood of Jesus, our only and beloved Saviour: One just soul can obtain pardon for a thousand criminals, the Sacred Heart said to St. Margaret Mary.

“Rather than making unending calculations, vainly seeking to fathom the mysteries of divine predestination and human liberty, to reconcile the role of personal merit and the communion of saints, it is better to imitate the wisdom of the three little seers, who believed in all candour the words of Our Lady: Yes, many souls go to hell because they have no one to pray and make sacrifices for them. And they set themselves courageously to draw out all the consequences that flow from this fact.

The first consequence is that the opposite is also true: Many souls can go to Heaven, thanks to our prayers and sacrifices. Here is an immense field of the apostolate open to every generous soul. Who can say henceforth that his life is useless, ruined, sterile, when the most beautiful, the most useful and the only important supernatural work is proposed to everybody by Our Lady, and with what insistence!

Please, if you have not begun the new Crusade of Rosary and Penance, please consider doing what you can to pitch in! Here is the link to our previous post on it, “The New Rosary Crusade Begins Tomorrow“. Also, I’ve posted the intentions for the Crusade on the sidebar at right.

Thank you, each and every one, for reading. I pray for you always, and entrust you to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Queen and by His infinite mercy, our Mother.

 

~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

After such knowledge, what forgiveness?

As Catholics, we know the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Then why is it so few follow this Man of Sorrows and His Mother? Why are we so indifferent? We know, or think we know, but do we care? 

Today, we will think a bit on the Sorrowful Mysteries of Our Lady’s Rosary. Now these Mysteries are nothing new. They occurred over 2,000 years ago, and in fact, are with us still. He still prays in anguish for us, knowing that we, His own,His beloved,  betray Him. Only now, instead of in an olive grove, He abides in abandoned tabernacles, ignored even by His own who are consecrated to Him. The blows of His scourging resound through the millenia. Attend with your heart!

No? You cannot perceive it? Kneel then with Mary, Queen of the Sorrowful Mysteries. Ask her to help you, not for you to see this vision, but to know it with her mind and heart. When once you know, really know in your inmost being, these awful blows upon His innocent back, on His poor shoulders, you will always feel, never not feel them reverberating through your deepest being, with every blasphemy against Him, with every attack on His Sacrament of Love, every sneer at Him or most especially at His beloved Mother.

Was ever a sorrow like unto mine?

Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,
All His bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword has passed.

Reader, please hear me! You must enter this way. You must now, do not delay. The fact that very few will read this is all the more of a responsibility for those who do! Why are you here? What did you expect? Think now, after 2,000 years of His Passion, of His loving reparation, what have we done? What response from us? What are you doing? You cannot, absolutely cannot serve Him now unless you are united with Mary, heart of her Immaculate Heart, mind completely united with her mind, which is always in union with Him.

There is nothing left to us but this Passion and Death. It can only be accomplished through Mary with her children. If we fail to grasp this, fail to act on it, there will be no forgiveness. We have this knowledge and with it comes this Cross.

The Sorrowful Mysteries are essential now. Do not try to visualize them, as people who have been too long immersed in television and movies do. If you ask Our Lady, she will enlighten your heart and your mind, and you will know these mysteries. That must be your goal. Now the first three Sorrowful are about Reparation for concupiscence* of the eyes, concupiscence of the flesh and the pride of life, and once you enter fully into their meaning, you may pass on to the last two which are your own Way of the Cross. You must accompany the Lord and His Holy Mother on this way. It is the only way.

Often, I’m asked for a key to meditation on these Mysteries. This is all: Only with Mary, she alone shared every moment of His Passion with Him, uniting her will with His, adoring Him for us. Only she can take you there, to the Garden, and on the rocky path to the Place of the Skull. She will share with you her sorrow as she held Him, once His life had ebbed away, indeed, she holds you now, with Him. Please trust her! You cannot do one thing worthwhile except for this. This is everything. Trust Mary.

Soon, it will be too late. Trust Mary. Now.

O Virgin Most Sorrowful, Mother of Mercy, intercede for us now and at the hour of our death!

Most Precious Blood of Jesus, save us! Save our priests!

St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our church.

* For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world. (1 John 2, 16)

 

~ by evensong for the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

This is an edited repost of an earlier post.

John Vennari is my far and away favorite Catholic thinker, writer and just all around terrific Catholic gentleman. Today, he has announced his very serious illness and has requested your prayers.

Please pray for John Vennari!

Please pray for John Vennari!

Here is the link to his site, so he can explain the situation. Catholic Family News. Please, those of you who are priests, remember John in your Masses, and everyone else, please have Masses said for John and for his family.

Also, Catholic Family News is having a subscription drive right now, and your subscription would be especially welcome to them as well! Here is a message Mr. Vennari posted on his website here:

A number of generous souls have already asked if we need financial assistance in this fight against cancer. I regret to say we do, but I have nothing formally set up. In the meantime, anyone who would like to help can mail a check to the address below. Thank you.

John Vennari
2316 Delaware Ave, PMB 325
Buffalo, NY 14216

It does not say who to make a check out to, but I’m sure that Oltyn Library Services would be acceptable. I will check on this and confirm in the morning.

I do hope that John Vennari will be deluged with prayers and Masses, subscriptions and donations!

Irresistible Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O my Jesus, Who didst say, “Indeed I say to you, ask and it shall be given you; seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be open to you.” Here I am, knocking, seeking and asking healing for John Vennari.
Our Father.. .Hail Mary… Glory be…O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.

O my Jesus, who didst say, “Indeed I say to you, whatever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, it shall be granted to you.” Here I am, asking Thy Father in Thy Name for healing for John Vennari.
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.

O my Jesus who didst say, “Indeed I say to you, Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.” Here I am, and supporting myself on the infallibility of Thy holy words, I ask of Thee healing for John Vennari.
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be… O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.

Let us Pray:
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom only one thing is impossible, and this is to not feel compassion for poor sinners, have pity on us miserable sinners, and grant us the grace of healing for John Vennari which we ask of Thee through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who is Thy tender Mother, and also ours. Amen.

Saint Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Guardian of our family, Pray for us and for John Vennari.
Hail Holy Queen…

Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Queen and our Mother, you know how earnestly John Vennari has worked to spread devotion to you and to your Message of Fatima. We humbly beg you now to send your angels of mercy to heal, strengthen and comfort him in his great need. We entrust him to your Immaculate Heart, confident in your solicitous care, dearest Mother of Mercy. Amen.

Prayer to Sister Lucia for Healing

Sister Lucia of Fatima, patroness of all who labor to serve Our Lady of Fatima and to spread devotion to her Immaculate Heart, we pray thee come to the aid of John Vennari, staunch defender of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please intercede with our Mother of Mercy on his behalf.

Sister Lucia of Fatima, pray for John Vennari and for his family. Amen.

St. Joseph, unfailing help in time of trial, pray for John Vennari, heal him and bless him!

posted at 11:15 pm, 16 August, 2016

“Mary was taken up into heaven, the angels rejoice, and with praises, bless the Lord.” (Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Prime)

“Mary was taken up into heaven, the angels rejoice, and with praises, bless the Lord.” (Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Prime)

“A great sign appeared in heaven: a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: because He has done wonderful things…” (from the introit for today’s Mass.)

“Through thee redeemed to endless life, thy praise let all the nations sing.”

On this her feast day, we are called to consider that “that which has been realized in her, the total glorification of our humanity, will be realized for us at the end of time. This privilege is very fitting for her, all-pure, all-holy, whose body was never touched by any slightest shadow of sin, but was always the temple of the Holy Spirit, the Ark of the Covenant, the very Tabernacle of the Son of God. … Mary has been taken up into Heaven because she is the Mother of God. This is the greatest of her privileges., the root of all others and the reason for themMary’s Assumption thus confirms us in this great and beautiful truth: we are created and called to union with God. (Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, Divine Intimacy,).

Another reason exists for the Assumption of Mary; it is a quite practical one and can be proved scientifically. There are some truths that simply cannot, indeed, will not be denied. As such, the beautiful Eucharistic miracles which prove that the Consecrated Host is truly the body and blood (Type AB no less!) of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

And we now have scientific documentation of a process called microchimerism, which refers to the process of transfer of the maternal and infant cells during pregnancy. In other words, scientists now know that it is likely that the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lord Jesus Christ each harbor each other’s cells in their bodies. Therefore it is even more credible that Christ Our Lord brought His Mother, body and soul to be with Him in Heaven. (For more on microchimerism, see here, and here.)

The presence of her Divine Son’s cells in her body is ample reason for her body not being confined to the grave. And think, her own cells are present in His Sacred Body for all time. Truly, heart of His Sacred Heart, eternally.

Since Mary was perfectly preserved from original sin, there was never a need for her to die.

“Hence, Mary’s death appears as a holocaust of love. The sacrifice, made under the cross in the greatest spiritual sorrow, was thereby outwardly completed in a sweet and loving manner as in a slumber of love.” (Rev. M. J. Scheeben, Mariology, Vol. II.)

“A slumber of love.” The ancient Church knew well that the death of the Mother of God was a singular event, and they referred to this “slumber of love” as her Dormition, her “falling asleep,” a clear indication that the close of the Virgin’s earthly life was peaceful, unaccompanied by any anxiety or pain. On earth, Mary lived for Jesus and for Him only. When her earthly race was run, Mary’s burning desire to be reunited forever with her Son found its fulfillment. “Now, since it is certain that the Son died of love and that the Mother died of the death of the Son,” wrote St. Francis de Sales (+1622), “we must not doubt that the Mother died of love.” (Source)

On 1 November, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the dogma of the Assumption, in the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus. From this we read,

Thus St. John Damascene, an outstanding herald of this traditional truth, spoke out with powerful eloquence when he compared the bodily Assumption of the loving Mother of God with her other prerogatives and privileges. “It was fitting that she, who had kept her virginity intact in childbirth, should keep her own body free from all corruption even after death. … It was fitting that God’s Mother should possess what belongs to her Son, and that she should be honored by every creature as the Mother and as the handmaid of God.”

Among the holy writers, … the Evangelical Doctor, St. Anthony of Padua, holds a special place. On the feast day of the Assumption, while explaining the prophet’s words: “I will glorify the place of my feet,” he stated it as certain that the divine Redeemer had bedecked with supreme glory His most beloved Mother from whom He had received human flesh. He asserts that “you have here a clear statement that the Blessed Virgin has been assumed in her body, where was the place of the Lord’s feet. Hence it is that the holy Psalmist writes: ‘Arise, O Lord, into Your resting place: You and the ark which You have sanctified.”‘ And he asserts that, just as Jesus Christ has risen from the death over which He triumphed and has ascended to the right hand of the Father, so likewise the ark of His sanctification “has risen up, since on this day the Virgin Mother has been taken up to her heavenly dwelling.”

In the fifteenth century, during a later period of scholastic theology, St. Bernardine of Siena … taught on this question: The likeness between God’s Mother and her divine Son, in the way of the nobility and dignity of body and of soul – a likeness that forbids us to think of the heavenly Queen as being separated from the heavenly King makes it entirely imperative that Mary “should be only where Christ is.” … , since the Church has never looked for the bodily relics of the Blessed Virgin nor proposed them for the veneration of the people, we have a proof on the order of a sensible experience.

The above-mentioned teachings of the holy Fathers and of the Doctors have been in common use during more recent times. Gathering together the testimonies of the Christians of earlier days, St. Robert Bellarmine exclaimed: “And who, I ask, could believe that the ark of holiness, the dwelling place of the Word of God, the temple of the Holy Spirit, could be reduced to ruin? My soul is filled with horror at the thought that this virginal flesh which had begotten God, had brought Him into the world, had nourished and carried Him, could have been turned into ashes or given over to be food for worms.”

In like manner St. Francis of Sales, after asserting that it is wrong to doubt that Jesus Christ has Himself observed, in the most perfect way, the divine commandment by which children are ordered to honor their parents, asks this question: “What son would not bring his mother back to life and would not bring her into paradise after her death if he could?” And St. Alphonsus writes that “Jesus did not wish to have the body of Mary corrupted after death, since it would have redounded to His own dishonor to have her virginal flesh, from which He himself had assumed flesh, reduced to dust.”

The above quotes, and many more could be offered, prove the constant teaching over two thousand years regarding devotion to the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. We who strive to be her faithful children need to fortify our faith with these truths, hold firm and think on them and above all, honor her on her feast days especially.

Reparation for Blasphemy Against the Blessed Virgin Mary

Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn thine eyes in pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate. O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance!

Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail to put an end to the outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly we should make it, for we desire, O most holy Mother, to love thee and to honour thee with all our hearts, since this is the will of God. And because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honoured and loved by all men. In the meantime do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves, for all our families, for the Church, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy. May they join with us in proclaiming thee blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God. Amen.

It’s a very good time to either renew our consecrations to the Immaculata or to prepare to renew on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which will be the Octave, that is, next week. If so, you might consider praying the Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary each day between now and then. 

Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, most favored daughter of God the Father, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Most Pure Mother of God the Son, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Most Glorious Spouse of God the Holy Ghost, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, redeemed in a sublime manner by the merits of your Son, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother and Model of the Church, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, excellent exemplar in faith and charity, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, you conceived the Word of God in your heart before you conceived Him in your womb, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, you gave precious blood to the Son of God in His human nature, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, conceived free of original sin, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, you embraced God’s saving will with a pure and sinless heart, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, whose pure soul a sword did pierce beneath the Cross, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Jesus gave you to be our Mother as He hung dying on the Cross, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, you accepted us as your children as you stood beneath your Son’s Cross, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, all pure and holy, filled with grace, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, exalted by Divine Grace above all angels and men, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mediatrix of all grace, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, most pure and holy of all creatures before God, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, we consecrate our hearts, our lives, our families to you, preserve us from sin.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our family, protect us from evil.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, drive heresy from the Church.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, restore the faith, convert the Pope!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord.
V: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, we trust in your love for us, your children on earth; pray for us who have recourse to you. Inspire our weak and sinful hearts with your Immaculate Heart and petition Almighty God on our behalf. Remind Him of your great love for us and beg His mercies on us now in our great need. We turn to you with complete trust in your generous love, O Mother of Mercy. Amen.

Act of Total Consecration to the Immaculate Queen of Heaven

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, whom God has made the treasurer of His mercy, I, an unworthy sinner, beseech thee to accept me as thy property and possession.

To thee, O Mother, I offer all the faculties of my soul and body, and I place my life, my death and my eternity in thy hands, that thou may use my entire being according to thy will. Use me, O Immaculate Virgin, as thou will to fulfill that which was written of thee – “She shall crush thy head”, and “Thou hast destroyed all heresies in all the world”.

Deign that I may become in thy most pure and merciful hands a useful instrument to make thee known and loved and to increase those who love thee in order that the Kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus may be established and spread throughout the world. Amen.

V. Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin,
R. Give me strength against thy enemies!

Remember, Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, be Queen of our hearts! Be Queen of the Church!

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Thank you for reading.

~ evensong, for love of the Immaculata

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

Prayer to the Immaculate Virgin Mary

The evil serpent on whom was cast the primal curse continues, alas, to attack and ensnare the poor children of Eve. But thou, our Blessed Mother, our Queen and our Advocate, thou who from the first instant of thy conception didst crush the head of this cruel enemy, receive our prayers. United to thee with one heart, we beseech thee to present them before the throne of God.

May we never be caught in the snares around us, but rather may we all reach the harbor of salvation. Despite the awesome perils which threaten, may God’s Church and all Christian society sing out once again the hymn of deliverance, of victory and of peace. Amen. (Pope Pius X)

The Rosary Crusade begins tomorrow, on the Feast of the Assumption – Please consider taking up this crusade, it’s our final opportunity to obey heaven’s call before the fateful century draws to its calamitous close. A last ditch effort, really. 

Never before has the need for a Rosary Crusade been greater.  Our Lady of Fatima has given us this last remedy of the Rosary and devotion to her Immaculate Heart.  Many  will say that they reject Bishop Fellay, reject the Society of St. Pius X, but that is to miss the point. We must do this, regardless of our affiliation and I hope you will read the following prayerfully and see if Our Lady isn’t calling you to obedience in this great effort. 

 

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

The Rosary Crusade will begin tomorrow, August 15, on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and will continue through the year, concluding in 2017, on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22. 

Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced this new Rosary Crusade as a spiritual preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (May to October 1917).

This crusade will be held from August 15, 2016 to August 22, 2017.

It follows the intentions indicated by the Blessed Virgin herself:

(I) Jesus wishes to establish in the world the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

In order to do so, all the faithful are invited:

  • to recite the rosary daily, alone or as a family;
  • to accomplish the devotion of the reparatory communion on five first Saturdays, and to multiply their daily sacrifices in a spirit of reparation for the outrages against Mary;
  • to wear the miraculous medal themselves and to diffuse it around them;
  • to consecrate their homes to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. [Family Consecration Prayer is in sidebar to the right.]

Besides the propagation of this devotion, we will also pray

(II) for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and

(III) for the pope and all the bishops of the Catholic world to consecrate Russia to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

And as a special intention we will add

(IV) the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Society of St. Pius X and all its members in addtition to all the religious communities of Tradition.

The goal set by Bishop Bernard Fellay is a bouquet of 12 million rosaries and 50 million sacrifices for Our Lady of Fatima.

Rosary Crusade Tally Sheet in PDF format here.

Source

You may also find useful our post: “2016: Reparation is the key“.

NOTE: Although I cannot cite the source just now,  Sister Lucia did assure us that we will not be saved alone, that is to say, we must sacrifice and pray to save others. We may feel as though that in this chaos, we must focus on saving our own souls, but we will be held accountable for all our missed opportunities to work for the salvation of others. As I write this, it is about an hour before dawn, after a very long night. Our Sorrowful Mother has waited so long, and most Catholics really could not possibly care less. And God’s justice awaits. Please pray the Rosary and work to spread this Rosary Crusade..

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I implore, that I may ever love Thee, more and more!

St. Joseph, protector of the Holy Family, protect our families!

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

“Do not lose heart, I will never forsake you! My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” (Our Lady of Fatima, June 13, 1917)

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Mother, Pray for Us Now and at the Hour of Our Death. Amen.

I awoke this morning to see the sky that achingly beautiful blue that fills my soul with longing for heaven. Rosary in hand I thought of St. Teresa’s Hail Mary. She appeared to one of her devoted sistser of Carmel to tell her that if she could, she would return to earth  to say just one Hail Mary, so effective is that prayer. And so throughout the day, I pray “St. Teresa’s Hail Mary” for her.

Just think a moment — St. Teresa of Avila, that great doctor of the Church, came back to say, … what? To explain her mystical insight in the Mansions? No. She returned to urge her sisters to pray the simple, loving Hail Mary. Dear readers, Our Lady’s promise to us is simply this: Her Immaculate Heart, that is, her most pure and perfect will, to strengthen us and lead us through this maelstrom of the Chastisement of the Church today.

Today, we have a pope who appears to be an apostate, and who misleads the faithful that contraception is allowed in some instances, that some couples who co-habit without marriage have the grace of marriage while many who have been sacramentally married do not,  who never misses the opportunity to attack the faith of those who still listen to him. Then the devil rejoices! This is the Passion of the Bride of Christ; do not fail Our Lord now!

The Never-ending Springtime of Vatican II

The Never-ending Springtime of Vatican II

Although the hour is late, we must struggle in this cesspool of a world with all its dreary temptations. The grace – and with it the graciousness – of the Christian era has receded, leaving a most barren landscape, where lost souls wander. Look around you – how few believe in Christ or His Church; even fewer know of Our Lady of Fatima and even less actually obey her.

It is 99 years after her appearances, and how few Catholics are aware of the simple, effective means God has provided for our salvation and that of those entrusted to us.

Briefly then, in summary: Set aside for the moment, sentiment. Satan deceives by sentiment. With it he is herding poor souls to hell in unprecedented numbers. The internet is filled with sites proclaiming a “salvation” that appeals to our need to feel good, to be comforted. Yet we have no right to be comforted when the very Bride of Christ, His beloved Church is hanging, stripped and tortured on the Cross. Those who offer us comfort in false mercy blaspheme the Cross.

We must perfect our wills! The essence of the love that must transform us is in the the fusion of our will with the Immaculata’s. It must burn brightly within us and through us in all that we do, all that we choose to avoid doing, our sacrifices, penances. We consecrate our hearts to her Immaculate Heart, that is, our wills to her pure and perfect will. To be very clear: what is necessary is not that to renew your efforts to assimilate the complex spirituality of the great saints and doctors of the Church; no, only one thing is necessary: each moment, in the midst of whatever distractions beset us, we must form the desire to unite our will with our Mother’s. Then, when she has our attention, she will show us the way. This is the way of spiritual infancy, of childlike trust in our Mother.

It is this intention, this movement of the will that is the whole point here. God sees our intentions. They are so precious to Him. They mean more than heroic deeds accomplished without this love, for whatever comes from the pure heart of the Immaculata is most precious to Him. So give yourself, heart, mind, will to Our Lady and she will offer your imperfect deeds to her Son in loving reparation and in petition for the conversion of poor sinners.

We do not have time to master complex systems of devotion, but must avail ourselves of the simplest, most effective methods. Sister Lucia assured us the remedies asked for are the Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. That devotion means practicing the total surrender of our will to hers at every moment throughout the day, offering all to her, according to her pure and perfect will.

Resolve now to be her child! Cast all else aside and give yourself without reserve to our most pure and perfect, most loving and merciful Mother!

Our Lord Jesus Christ knows how difficult these times are for us, and that is why Our Lady is here, offering us her Immaculate Heart, her perfect will to support our imperfect one. Oh, I want so badly to help you to see there is all of heaven for you in your next Hail Mary! Give her your heart, give it to her regardless of the feeling of desolation, even the repugnance that may beset you. These temptations of the devil are allowed by God to chasten and strengthen our wills. Again, sentiment has no place here. The devil works overtime these days to deceive us with sentiments, to make us believe that God is not pleased with our devotion to the Rosary, to Our Lady, because we don’t “feel good” about it, that is, we have aridity, distractions and struggle to concentrate. Yet it is by persisting in the face of these temptations that we merit great grace for ourselves and those entrusted to us!

When we feel this way, we must stand before her like the beast of burden we are, heavily laden with the sins for which we must make reparation. She sees your heart, for her Immaculate Heart suffers greatly, pierced by a sword in order to know our hearts. Her sorrowful heart bears your same sorrows, she endures for them with you, adoring God always in the Blessed Sacrament of His Love. Just acknowledge your situation and continue to offer to her this moment and all moments, always simply willing to be hers alone. She will do, indeed, cannot but do, the rest.

There is so much merit in this! Do not waste another moment attempting to master new devotions, or searching the web for new prophecies. She offers her Heart to you now – Give her yours. Let us simply focus on that one thing, a well said Hail Mary, moment by moment, hearts fused in union with Jesus, adoring Him. Let us be led by the Queen of the Holy Rosary, our Immaculate Mother.

Readers have so many questions! “How will I know what is His will, so that I may do it?” “If we are called to help save all others entrusted to us, how do we know who they are, and how do we accomplish this?” All I can offer you is to recommend that you return to your question and see for yourselves – it is clear to those who will see – Over and over you have been told that His will is that we unite our wills to the will of His beloved Mother. In His Gospel, He tells us to take up our cross and follow Him, He tells us sell all we have and come follow Him. He is telling us to cast aside all that we want and to want only Him, to allow nothing to come between His will and ours.

In this time of trial, He knows we cannot do this except with great help, and so He offers us, as He did from the Cross with His dying breath, His own Mother, in whose indomitable strength we find refuge. She who crushes the head of satan will easily triumph over him in our petty affairs. You must know that when God gives us a remedy, He is not pleased if we spurn it. It is very unwise to spend your precious time looking for other remedies. At Tuy, Our Lady held out her Immaculate Heart, pierced with thorns to us. How sad that so few notice this, and even fewer actually avail themselves of this remedy!

In conclusion, let’s revisit Our Lady’s apparition of June 13, 1917 at Fatima to Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia. Sister Lucia wrote,

‘It seems to me that on that day, that reflection of light had as a principal goal to instill in us a knowledge and a special love towards the Immaculate Heart of Mary; in the same way as the other two times, it had that same goal, but with respect to God and to the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Since that day, we felt in our hearts a more ardent love for the Immaculate Heart of Mary’.

We must not lose heart now. Satan never has the Church and never will; Although he deceives many, he will be cast into hell with his false gods of islam and modernism, marxism and protestantism by Our Lady of Victory, Our Lady of the Rosary, the Immaculata.

NOTE: As I prepared this post, readers have asked me about various prophecies available online, some even from protestants. And so, once again, we repeat our warning – please do not seek beyond what Our Lady herself has given us at Fatima and Akita. Akita was given only because the Vatican refused to obey the Blessed Virgin’s requests. It is a stern warning against disobeying Our Lady.

We are today living the Third Secret – we are living the Chastisement; at least, the spiritual portion. Many, many souls are being swept to damnation because they have not given their hearts, that is to say, surrendered their wills, to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady promises us she will help us to serve Our Lord and save our souls if we are faithful to her. This must be our goal. We must allow ourselves to be led by the Immaculata.

This is why I have such misgivings about posting more on Catholic prophecies here. I do not want to mislead people who have this restless urge to be always seeking new prophecies, more information. We already know what Our Lady asks of us. Now we need to obey! As Sister Lucia said, it is all there in the Apocalypse. Now is the time for us to make reparation as far as is possible, to help save souls from damnation. If the Lord God would have saved Sodom and Gomorrah for just a few good and faithful men, how much souls will be saved by our efforts? Isn’t that worthwhile? And so, we pray our Rosaries for the conversion of sinners, especially for our poor, misguided hierarchy. Please pray for a Pope to perform the Consecration of Russia.

 Queen of the most Holy Rosary, hasten the triumph of thy Immaculate Heart!

 Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come! Thy will be done!

 St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

~  by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!

Today, August 6th, is the First Saturday of August, the month of the Immaculata and it is the feast of the Transfiguration as well. Considering the two together brings several thoughts to mind. The same three Apostles who were privileged to witness the Transfiguration also were chosen by Our Lord to watch with Him in the Garden of Olives on the night of His betrayal. Yet even after witnessing the unspeakable glory of Our Lord’s transfiguration, they failed to watch with Him. It is precisely that weakness, that tendency of human nature to slumber on that Our Lady’s message of Fatima counteracts. Today, heed her call to First Saturdays of reparation. If you are unable to attend a true Mass, make a spiritual Mass and Holy Communion. And observe the day in reparation and prayer. “If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.” (Apoc.)

Today we mark the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which is also the subject for the Second Sunday in Lent. However, now in the heat of August, there is a slight difference. Today’s epistle is from St. Peter, the first Vicar of Christ. Despite his deep flaws, Our Lord chose Peter to lead His fledgling Church. What does St. Peter tell us in today’s epistle?

“Dearly beloved, we have not followed artificial fables, when we made known to you the power and presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ; but having been made eyewitnesses of His greatness. For He received from God the Father honour and glory; this voice coming down to Him from the excellent glory: ‘This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased, Hear ye Him.’ And this voice we heard brought from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mount. And we have the more firm prophetical word, whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star rise in your hearts.” (II Peter, 1, 16-19)

Thus, today’s epistle reminds us that the Word of God is no fantastic fable, it is the true history of actual historical occurrences. As our first Pontiff reminds us, we “do well to attend, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn and the day-star rise in (our) hearts.”

And so we move to the glorious moment of the Transfiguration itself. Jesus took Peter, James and John up on Mount Tabor and revealed to them the very slightest bit of His infinite glory for a few brief moments in order to confirm their faith; knowing as He did, that the events of His passion were to shake their faith utterly.

And He was transfigured before them. And His face did shine as the sun: and His garments became white as snow.

And He was transfigured before them. And His face did shine as the sun: and His garments became white as snow.

“His face did shine as the sun and His garments became white as snow.” (Matthew 17, 2) In this vision the Apostles saw Moses and Elias speaking with Jesus. St. Luke tells us that, “they spoke of His decease that He should accomplish in Jerusalem”. (Luke 9, 31) By placing the Transfiguration narrative in this timeframe, the Church wishes to illustrate the close connection between the Transfiguration and the Passion and Death of Jesus. By revealing this brief glimpse of His glory, Jesus was showing His Apostles that it was impossible for Him as well as for them to reach the full glory of heaven hinted at in the Transfiguration without passing through suffering. After the Resurrection, He would confirm that lesson as He met them at Emmaus, “Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and so to enter into His glory?” (Luke 24, 26).

Peter, ever the impetuous one, became so caught up in the rapture of the moment, that he cried out, “It is good for us to be here!”. And then he offered to make three tabernacles, one each for Jesus, Moses and Elias, but as he was speaking the Lord God interrupted him peremptorily, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye Him!”

There is much to learn from this gospel. Peter was understandably impressed with the splendor of the moment and strongly desired to remain right there, in such a spiritually satisfying place. But that would have been to miss the whole point of it, which was to prepare them for the immense scandal of the Passion, the terrible spectacle of their Master humbled even to the lowest imaginable specter of a common criminal, mocked and spit upon, stripped of all dignity and nailed to a cross to die in ignominy.

And so, God by His reply told Peter in no uncertain terms to listen to Jesus and follow Him. if Peter was to lead the Church, he must learn to follow Christ all the way to Golgotha, up to the place of the skull. In time, he must even follow Him to his own crucifixion. Father Gabriel in his meditations on the Transfiguration assures us, “God does not console us for our entertainment but rather for our encouragement, for our strengthening, for the increase in our generosity in suffering for love of Him.” (Divine Intimacy)

Abruptly, the glorious vision ended, “And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus.” In the Vulgate, “Levantes autem oculos suos, neminem viderunt, nisi solum Jesum.” (Matthew 17, 8).

Nisi solum Jesum, with Jesus alone, they came down from the mountain. Nisi solum Jesum, Jesus alone is sufficient for us. Everything else, even friends, family, encouragement, approval, may be stripped away; yet Jesus alone remains. If He in His wisdom withdraws all else, yet He abides with us, even when we “know Him not”. And we must affirm this, even though He choose for us to follow Him through His suffering, being faithful even unto the awful moment when we cry out in our soul’s desolation, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”

Not as the world gives, does Jesus give. When it seems to the soul that He has withdrawn His love, withdrawn all consolation, it is only so that we follow Him with love and absolute trust as He endures the darkness of His Passion in order that He may bring about the glory of His true and lasting Transfiguration and share His glory with us eternally. This is as true for the Church as it is for us personally.

Since the final Synod last October, the destroyer Pope’s attack on the faith – and the faithful! – has accelerated but we know without a doubt that Our Lord Jesus Christ has reassured us that He will not forsake His Church. Let us hold firm to the faith, “the light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star rise in our hearts.”

Just as the Transfiguration was only a momentary glimpse of His glory, so too the passion and death of Our Lord in His Mystical Body the Church, are destined to pass and yield to His glorious Resurrection. Let us keep our perspective then, even in these chaotic times, and abide “with Jesus alone”, “Nisi solum Jesum”, accepting all that is given to us from His wounded hands, trusting in Jesus alone.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary, intercede for us!
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

 

~ by evensong, for love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 

Today, we return to Chapter 12, verses 1-9 of St. John’s Apocalypse, to illustrate the Vatican’s deception with regards to the Third Secret – and also, we hope, to prepare us for the coming events, as foretold by the same prophecies.

[1] And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: [2] And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered. [3] And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns: and on his head seven diadems: [4] And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered; that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son. [5] And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod: and her son was taken up to God, and to His throne.

[6] And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her a thousand two hundred sixty days. [7] And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels: [8] And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. [9] And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Sister Lucia is reported to have said that the Third Secret concerns the Apocalypse, particularly Chapters 8 and 12. This is confirmed by two of the Conciliar Popes, Paul VI and John Paul II, in their words at Fatima.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima, Pope Paul VI made a pilgrimage there where he delivered an address, “Signum Magnum” or Great Sign on May 13, 1967. In that address, he declared,

The great sign which the Apostle John saw in Heaven, “a woman clothed with the sun,” is interpreted by the sacred Liturgy, not without foundation, as referring to the most Blessed Mary, the mother of all men by the grace of Christ the Redeemer. … On the occasion of the religious ceremonies which are taking place at this time in honor of the Virgin Mother of God in Fatima, Portugal, where She is venerated by countless numbers of the faithful for Her motherly and compassionate heart, we wish to call the attention of all sons of the Church once more to the indissoluble link between the spiritual motherhood of Mary … and the duties of redeemed men toward Her, the Mother of the Church.” (Pope Paul VI, Apostolic Letter, “Signum Magnum”, that is, Great Sign)

And then, on the same date, in the same place, but 33 years later, Pope John Paul II spoke on the occasion of the Beatification of the Fatima shepherds, Jacinta and Francisco,

According to the divine plan, “a woman clothed with the sun” (Apoc. 12:1) came down from Heaven to this earth to visit the privileged children of the Father. She speaks to them with a mother’s voice and heart: She asks them to offer themselves as victims of reparation, saying that She was ready to lead them safely to God.

Later Francisco, one of the three privileged children, exclaimed: “We were burning in that light which is God and we were not consumed. What is God like? It is impossible to say. In fact we will never be able to tell people”. God: a light that burns without consuming. Moses had the same experience when he saw God in the burning bush.

“Another portent appeared in Heaven; behold, a great red dragon” (Apoc. 12:3). These words from the first reading of the Mass make us think of the great struggle between good and evil, showing how, when man puts God aside, he cannot achieve happiness, but ends up destroying himself.

The Message of Fatima is a call to conversion, alerting humanity to have nothing to do with the “dragon” whose “tail swept down a third of the stars of Heaven, and cast them to the earth” (Apoc. 12:4).  (Pope John Paul II, Homily at Fatima, May 13, 2000)

In these quotes, we detect their intention to connect the Message of Fatima with Chapter 12 of the Apocalypse. And so we return to our study of this fascinating chapter.  Our guide for this will be Father Herman Bernard Kramer’s “Book of Destiny”.

 “.. being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered. … “And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod: and her son was taken up to God, and to His throne.”

Father affirms that this passage points to the Church at one specific time, which had not yet arrived at the time of his writing in the early 1950’s, suffering the most severe crisis of her life in bringing forth a holy Pope who is to “rule the Church with a rod of iron”.  Thus, it points to the election of a Pontiff who will exercise his right as Vicar of Christ to Rule All Nations and this struggle within the church will be opposed by the powerful nations at that time. In verses 3 and 4, we see that this dragon had already corrupted one third of the hierarchy. Thus indicating that a great number of princes of the Church were confirmed in their service to the dragon at this time.

This good, strong Pope is martyred, as foretold in St. John Bosco’s vision of the two pillars, where the Pope is struck down, but before the enemy can rejoice, a new Pope is elected who is able to moor the ship securely between the pillars.

Father Kramer interprets this passage in the light of the prevailing “Cold War” climate of his time, that is, the post-war period of the 1950’s. He suggests, “Communism may have gained control of the governments of Europe. It would then erect almost insurmountable difficulties for the holding of a conclave to elect a pope.” I do not believe he is far off the mark, if we perceive communism correctly, as dialectical materialism, the fruit of satanic freemasonry. This freemasonry/marxism is the hidden force behind both the islamic revolution which is at war with the Church externally and the modernist/sodomite revolution undermining the Church from within. It is the force behind the secret societies who currently manipulate the commerce, governments and religions of the world. We discussed this in our post, “The Judas Complex and Pope Francis”.

The dark force driving these internal and external revolutions, that is, the dragon, is already in possession of the highest authority in the institutional Church. There is ample credible evidence that Cardinal Danneels and his “St. Gallen mafia” actively sought to manipulate the outcome of the last two papal conclaves, and succeeded in getting their candidate elected in the last conclave.

But sooner rather than later, there will be another conclave, under very difficult circumstances. And this time, the Bride of Christ will travail mightily. She will bring forth a valiant Pope who will fight commendably to restore the faith, but he will be opposed by all the powers of the dragon, and will be taken up to heaven. The Church herself will be forced into exile, into a place prepared for her in “the wilderness”, that is, to a country that was not Catholic, but which will shelter her. St. John tells us that this exile shall last the proverbial “thousand two hundred sixty days”, that is, for three and a half years.

If you think about it a bit, you will realize for yourself which country that will be, and so I will leave it to you to discover for yourselves. For the moment, let’s return to the dark force which opposes the Church. This force is the same that Christ our Savior opposed violently while He was on earth. The sadducees, whom He called a brood of vipers were materialists and thus were not truly Jews, but worked assiduously to corrupt them. They denied the Resurrection, denied the afterlife, and were diligent in pursuit of money and worldly power. They were the money lenders who had made in the Temple, “a den of thieves”.

Briefly vanquished by Christ when He cast out the moneylenders, the dark force flared up in the hateful revolt that demanded, “His blood be upon us” at the Crucifixion. From the time of the destruction of the Temple, this dark force was thought to be eradicated, but it survived in the goldsmiths and moneychangers of the worldly for many generations. They controlled kingdoms through their usury and financed the wars. At times, this dark force blended into Christianity, even becoming priests, even rising to become Princes of the Church and gaining intimate influence with Kings. As stated previously, they rule from their secret societies, manipulating society through their control of education, entertainment, finance and commerce as well as governments and religions.

It was the force behind Martin Luther, the force behind King Henry VIII. The Age of Apostasy, which began with Martin Luther’s lust and greed driven revolt was its greatest achievement until the American and French Revolutions. Lucifer’s “Enlightenment” pervaded society until at last it penetrated the defenses of its ancient enemy, the very Bride of Christ. Vatican II was the bloodless enactment of the French Revolution within the sacred halls of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, striking at the very roots of the Church of Jesus Christ.

“And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels: [8] And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. [9] And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

And so we see that this passage promises us that St. Michael will cast out the dragon and his followers from heaven, that is, from the Church. This is the cleansing of the Church which can only be effected by Heaven through the Blessed Virgin Mary. It will be the culmination of the Chastisement as foretold in the Fatima vision of the Angel with the flaming sword, and as foretold by Blessed Elizabeth Canori-Mora and so many, many other revelations. This chastisement will end the Age of Apostasy, for, “neither was their place found any more in heaven”.

We will discuss these thoughts a bit more if there is sufficient interest.

In the meantime, please strive to promote devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary alongside of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, praying always for the restoration of the Faith. This restoration cannot occur until Our Lady’s requests have been obeyed. And so please pray for all Catholics to return to the true message of Fatima and obey Our Lady.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come!

St. Joseph, terror of demons, protect our families, protect the Church!

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

 

~ by evensong, for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, our King!

False Ecumenism and Jihad

False Ecumenism and Jihad

After the brutal islamic ritual murder of Father Jacques Hamel in France recently, the Catholic world waited in vain for any sign of protest from Pope Francis. This will only serve to welcome more such attacks on our priests and faithful. In order to understand what has brought us to this point, where islamists can murder our priests with impunity while our Most Humble and Merciful Pontiff® castigates Catholics, we offer a post from June, 2014 wherein John Vennari of Catholic Family News explains this phenomenon.

Christians in Palmyra: Martyrs of Dialogue

Christians in Palmyra:
Martyrs of Dialogue

Francis and four points of Apostate Action
Islamic prayers to be held at the Vatican
by John Vennari

This Sunday, June 8, Pope Francis will allow for the first time in history Islamic prayers from the Quoran to be recited at the Vatican. The service is said to be in the cause of Peace in the Middle East (see report below). Members of Judaism will be part of the interfaith gathering as well. This radical initiative is scandalous on at least four counts:

1) The Prayers of Islam worship a false god; not the true God who is the Blessed Trinity; not the true God Jesus Christ, who said “No man comes to the Father but through Me.” Speaking on the modernist notion that various religions worship the same God, the eminent theologian Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange explained that such a tenet denies the principle of non-contradiction, which is the most fundamental principle of reason. Father Garrigou-Lagrange explains, “It is injurious to say that God would consider with equanimity all religions while one teaches truth and one teachers error, when one promises the good and one promises the evil. To say this would be to affirm that God would be indifferent to good and evil, to what is honest and shameful.”[1]

2) Pope Francis’ act fosters the religious indifferentism condemned by the Catholic Church and condemned by reason. Great popes such as Leo XII, Pius IX, Gregory XVI and others all condemned religious indifferentism; a false system that gives the impression that any religioun is good enough for salvation. Along with the popes already mentioned, Pope Pius VIII forcefully condemned this error in the encyclical Traditi humilati nostrae:

“And this is the lethal system of religious indifferentism, which is repudiated by the light of natural reason itself. In this light we are warned that, among many religions which disagree with one another, when one is true, that there can be no association with light and darkness. Against these repeaters of ancient errors, the people must be assured, Venerable Brethren, that the profession of the Catholic Faith is alone the true one, since the Apostle tells us that there is one Lord and one baptism. As Jerome says, the man who eats the Lamb outside of this house is profane, and the man who is not in the ark of Noah is going to perish in the deluge. Neither is there any other name apart from the Name of Jesus given to men by which we must be saved. He who believes will be saved, and he who shall not have believed will be condemned.”

It seems safe to say the Papa Bergoglio would blush with embarrassment at this authentic Catholic teaching, and would probably die rather than reiterate it, or rather than conduct his Vatican and ecclesiastical policies accordingly.

The Passion and Death of the Mystical Body of Christ

The Passion and Death of the Mystical Body of Christ

3) It turns Peace in the Middle East into an idol, a false god that must be appeased at the expense of the ordinary and universal magisterium of the Church since the time of the Apostles. The First Commandment does not say, “Thou shalt not be an atheist,” but says rather, “Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.” The trampling of Catholic truth and practice in a quest for a humanistic peace is, effectively, apostate actions in the service of an idol, a false god; the ever-illusive “peace in the Middle East”

4) The act will bring punishment rather than blessings. Belgium’s Cardinal Mercier explained that the First World War was actually a punishment to the world for governments placing the one true Church on the same level with false religions. How much worse when this is done by Catholic leaders, in the quest of a humanistic peace. In his 1918 Pastoral Letter, Cardinal Mercier said:

“In the name of the Gospel, and in the light of the Encyclicals of the last four Popes; Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius X, I do not hesitate to affirm that this indifference to religion which puts on the same level the religion of divine origin and the religions invented by men, in order to include them in the same skepticism, is the blasphemy which calls down chastisement on society far more than the sins of individuals and families.”[2]

The very inter-religious prayer that is supposed to foster peace, as Cardinal Mercier explains, is a form of blasphemy and will end up to be a source of chastisement.

Where are the Cardinals, bishops and priests who have the faith and fortitude to openly denounce Francis’ actions, and to warn their faithful against this defiance of the Catholic Faith?
As Father Frederick Faber warned, “Where there is no hatred of heresy, there is no holiness”.

Making matters worse, Francis will encourage this Muslim/Vatican action on the Feast of Pentecost. Indeed, these actions show the blasphemous nature of the Conciliar “New Pentecost”.

From the beginning of the Bergoglio pontificate, we knew it would be a bumpy ride. We knew we were headed for heartbreak and scandal. We knew he was a Vatican II radical who will recklessly drive the Conciliar revolution to even greater romps than his Conciliar predecessors. His actions call for greater resistance on our part, increased fidelity to the perennial teaching and practice of the Church, and a greater need to instill the counter-revolutionary spirit in ourselves and in our young ones.

We do not follow, imitate or respect his inter-religious actions. We pray we may soon be granted a Pope who is not in the poisonous grip of a modernist mindset.

Prayers of reparation are in order. And as the message of Fatima encourages, “Pray a great deal for the Holy Father”.[3]

Notes:
1. De Revelatione, Father Garrigou-Lagrange, [Paris: Galbalda, 1921], Tome 2, Quoted from “Christians, Muslims and Jews: Do we all Have the Same God?”, Father François Knittel, Christendom, November, December, 2007.
2. Cardinal Mercier’s Pastoral Letter 1918, The Lesson of Events. Cited from The Kingship of Christ and Organized Naturalism, Father Denis Fahey, (Dublin: Regina Publications, 1943), p. 36. (Emphasis added)
3. Please note: I did not call Papa Bergoglio an apostate, but of engaging in apostate actions that would be condemned by every Pope for 2000 years from St. Peter to Pius XII. We do not and can not judge the interior state of Francis’ soul. [end quote]

Islamic ecumenism

Islamic ecumenism

The actions of Pope Francis are a continuing blasphemy against the Faith and call down upon us the fullness of the Chastisement. Although it is late to stop the Chastisement, surely if enough Catholics obey Our Blessed Mother’s requests for the First Saturdays of reparation and daily rosaries combined with sacrifices of reparation, we might at least mitigate it.

Our merciful Father has given us this opportunity to assuage His righteous anger by obeying the Blessed Virgin Mary’s requests at Fatima. Throughout the Old Testament, when God’s chosen people strayed, He sent prophets to call them back through prayers and fasting. He also chastised them when they disregarded His prophets. In these days, Christ our Savior sends us His own Mother for the same purpose. Let’s not harden our hearts, but instead turn to our Mother with contrite hearts and obey her call.

Note: Most of Mr. Vennari’s posts are not placed online. They can only be obtained by subscribing to Catholic Family News. Please consider subscribing.

For a few of our other posts on islam, please consider:

Who killed Father Hamel?

Islam and the Errors of Russia

The Sixth Trumpet

Our Lady of Fatima and Islam

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

Please, Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

~ evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus