Torched

 

In our earlier post regarding the prophetic significance of the fire at Notre Dame de Paris, we mentioned in passing our opinion that the Cathedral was torched and this has concerned some readers. Despite the daily attacks on the Catholic Churches in France, we are assured that this was simply an accident. ‘Twas the fickle finger of fate, to be sure.

Here’s my contrarian view:

First and foremost, you must know this: As we foretold years ago, the internet is managed by those who despise the Faith and indeed, are dedicated to eliminating Christian culture from the face of the earth. There are still a few sites left that are allowed – for the time being – to exist, but none of the common search engines can find them on some really important searches. For instance, what can you find if you search for Notre Dame de Paris fire cause? Note the sites you are directed to – all the major media, all singing the same tune, i.e., the fire was accidental, a short circuit, a computer glitch, and this drivel is accompanied by the denial of any intent, and most especially, the impossibility of even considering an intentional attack.

And this despite the daily attacks on Catholic Churches by the peace-loving “asylum seekers”. The gentle, peaceable souls flooding into Europe in order to appreciate the faith and culture of Christendom.

I am blessed to have readers who assist me at time, with their own research. The most helpful has been the information from a site in France that is a specialty online journal for French architects and building engineers which have been following the events at Notre Dame de Paris. here is the first article that was sent to me:

Benjamin Mouton, the former French Inspector-General for Historic Monuments, and was chief architect/engineer of Notre Dame de Paris from 2000 to 2013 in both a live interview on French television and an interview published in the French construction journal BatiActu the following:

“In 40 years of experience, I have never heard of a fire like this. It would take a really combustible load at the start of such a fire for it to rapidly develop into the disaster we saw. Also, oak is a particularly fire-resistant wood.

“The fire detection/protection system installed in the cathedral was of the highest level. It was a very expensive undertaking, but it enabled us to quickly ascertain whether a fire had started somewhere. Additionally, we had many old wooden doors replaced by fire-doors. We also drastically reduced the number of electrical appliances throughout the building, and completely forbid them in the attic.”

Regarding the aftermath of the fire:

“The stones are going to turn into lime, and the water fired by the firefighters creates a second heat shock.The fire may be over but nothing is over, it all starts,” he says.

Now, the comments have been fascinating, (LINK) and I post the original followed by the computer translation (apologies for poor translator!)

Ingénieur et contrôleur technique dans le bâtiment depuis 14 ans, je suis surpris de plusieurs négligences. Comment se fait-il que les colonnes sèches ne donnaient pas assez de débit (cf. article du Figaro)? Pourquoi ne pas avoir réalisé un recoupement des combles tous les 300 m² (art. CO26 du règlement de sécurité) comme dans la cathédrale de Rouen ou Limoges? A 18h20, lors de la 1ère détection, les 2 employés sont allés à la sacristie car ils ont eu une mauvaise information. Est-ce une mauvaise lecture de l’écran ou est-ce un défaut de programmation, accessible seulement à l’installateur de niveau 3 ? La centrale a-t-elle été réarmée et si oui, le défaut a-t-il persisté ? Vivien Hoch annonce des défauts du SSI (système de sécurité incendie) qui auraient été signalés au Centre des Monuments Nationaux. L’Etat peut-il rendre public les rapports triennaux de vérification du SSI ? Pourquoi avoir fait rentrer les personnes après les avoir fait sortir suite à la 1ère annonce d’évacuation, sans doute donnée à 18h25? Pourquoi ne pas avoir vérifié l’ensemble des détecteurs suite à la 1ère détection ? Les pompiers n’ont été appelés qu’après la 2è alerte : on a perdu au moins 23 minutes, c’est énorme pour un feu, le flashover a le temps de se former. Quel est ce grand bruit entendu vers 18h30 par des paroissiens comme Hélène Bodenez et sa voisine? Et ces 3 bruits d’explosions en moins de 21 secondes sur une vidéo amateur sans doute vers 19h00 ? Qu’a vu l’agent de sécurité à 18h43 dans les combles ? Déjà des flammes ? Quelle hauteur ? A-t-il essayé d’éteindre les flammes avec un extincteur ? Ne pouvait-on pas prévoir des RIA ? Le chercheur au CNRS Paolo Vanucci conseillait un système d’extinction dans son rapport de 2016 remis au gouvernement, il avait raison. Ce sont les premières minutes qui sont importantes pour éviter un flashover. Un sprinklage automatique, avec temporisation limitée à 5 minutes, me semble opportun pour éteindre le feu tout de suite ou au moins faire baisser la température et limiter sa propagation. La pression et le débit devront être adaptés à la résistance des voûtes. L’agent de sécurité met sans doute pas loin d’une à deux minutes pour atteindre les combles. Ce système devra être associé avec des orifices pour évacuer l’eau afin qu’elle ne constitue pas une charge complémentaire sur les voûtes. Comment se fait-il que le feu s’est propagé vers l’Est alors que le vent soufflait vers l’Ouest ? Un spécialiste interrogé sur France 3 lors de l’examen de la vue aérienne estime que le départ de feu pourrait être au-dessus du milieu du chœur. L’enquête peut-elle confirmer cette localisation ? La vidéo du Parisien, avec un commentaire du photographe Christophe Belin de la mairie de Paris, montre des images de l’intérieur après incendie. La tête de la statue de Louis XIII, à droite de la Sainte Vierge, apparaît à certains moments puis semble manquante à d’autres moments. Etonnant ? A 18h57, dans la vidéo d’Hélène Bodenez, des fumées sortent des châtières de ventilation. Comment se fait-il que la fumée ne soit pas sortie à l’extérieur, dès 18h35 par exemple lorsque les fidèles ont été évacués sur le parvis? Dans son blog, Hélène Bodenez n’a rien constaté. Les fumées auraient dû sortir par les ventilations hautes au faîtage de la nef ou du chœur, par la flèche ou aux trous de passage des échafaudages. Seule l’absence de ventilation haute peut expliquer le confinement des fumées. Sans expliquer l’étincelle ou la flamme de départ (court-circuit ?), cet essai en laboratoire peut-il confirmer le développement du feu alors qu’il n’y a pas de combustible au départ, le chêne n’ayant pas pu prendre feu au début ? Ou alors, il faudrait que l’étincelle ou la flamme de départ soit proche des voliges de 15 mm d’épaisseur environ, support du plomb de couverture. Cet essai en laboratoire devra déterminer le temps qu’il faut pour remplir le comble de fumée. Pourquoi n’y avait-il qu’un seul agent de sécurité présent de 8h à 23h au lieu de deux qui devaient être présents 24h/24 (article Le Figaro du 24/04) ? La combustion de la thermite est : Fe2O3 + 2 Al –> 2 Fe + Al2O3. Lors du déblaiement de la cathédrale, il faudra analyser les différentes substances : y aurait-il des boulettes de fer? Ce sera le rôle de l’enquête de police si elle est correctement effectuée. Le procureur Rémy Heitz peut-il confirmer que cette analyse sera effectuée ? Comment écarter l’hypothèse de la présence d’hydrocarbures ? L’acier galvanisé fond à 1450°C : l’échafaudage étant quasi-intact, cette température n’a pas été atteinte. L’analyse des débris doit le confirmer. Le schéma du pompier René Dosne montre un foyer secondaire contre la façade Sud du chœur. A quel moment ce foyer a-t-il été détecté ? Est-il une conséquence de l’incendie de la toiture avec une chute d’un élément enflammé? A 17h20, les ouvriers ont arrêté le chantier, ils quittent les lieux à 17h50. Pourquoi ne pas avoir imaginé une inspection avec une caméra thermique à ce moment par un agent de sécurité ? En effet, dans une vidéo de 2010, Dominique Herlat-Doucot, l’architecte des bâtiments de France (fonctionnaire au SDAP) déclarait déjà que la charpente était le lieu le plus fragile de la cathédrale. Des colonnes sèches ont été installées d’après l’article du Figaro du 24/04 mais le débit était insuffisant car inférieur à 200 à 500 litres d’eau / minute si bien que les pompiers ont encore perdu du temps. Est-ce un défaut d’étanchéité mais les colonnes sont pourtant vérifiées tous les ans ? Pourquoi des essais n’ont pas été réalisés avant ?

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Engineer and technical controller in the building for 14 years, I am surprised of several negligence. How is it that the dry columns did not give enough flow (see Figaro article)?

Why not have done a crossover attic every 300 m² (art CO26 of the safety regulations) as in the cathedral of Rouen or Limoges? At 18h20, during the first detection, the 2 employees went to the sacristy because they had bad information. Is it a bad reading of the screen or is it a programming fault, accessible only to the level 3 installer? Has the plant been rearmed and if so, has the defect persisted? Vivien Hoch announces defects in the SSI (fire safety system) reportedly reported to the Center des Monuments Nationaux. Can the State make public the triennial verification reports of the ISS? Why did you get the people in after having them out after the first announcement of evacuation, probably given at 18:25?

Why not check all the detectors after the first detection? Firefighters were called after the 2nd alert: we lost at least 23 minutes, it’s huge for a fire, the flashover has time to form. What is this great noise heard around 18:30 by parishioners like Hélène Bodenez and her neighbor? And these 3 sounds of explosions in less than 21 seconds on an amateur video probably around 19:00?

What did the security guard see at 6:43 pm in the attic? Already flames? What height ? Did he try to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher? Could not we have RIAs? CNRS researcher Paolo Vanucci was advising an extinguishing system in his 2016 report to the government, he was right. These are the first minutes that are important to avoid a flashover. Automatic sprinkling, with a time limit of 5 minutes, seems appropriate to extinguish the fire immediately or at least to lower the temperature and limit its spread. The pressure and the flow must be adapted to the strength of the vaults. The security guard is probably not far from one to two minutes to reach the attic. This system must be associated with orifices to evacuate the water so that it does not constitute an additional load on the vaults.

How is it that the fire spread to the east while the wind was blowing westward?

A specialist interviewed on France 3 during the aerial survey considers that the fire could be above the middle of the choir. Can the investigation confirm this location? The video of the Parisian, with a comment of the photographer Christophe Belin of the city hall of Paris, shows pictures of the interior after fire. The head of the statue of Louis XIII, to the right of the Blessed Virgin, appears at times and then seems missing at other times. Astonishing?

At 18h57, in the video of Hélène Bodenez, fumes come out of the chariots of ventilation. How is it that the smoke did not come out at 18:35 for example when the faithful were evacuated on the square? In her blog, Hélène Bodenez did not notice anything. The fumes should have gone out through the high vents at the ridge of the nave or choir, by the spire or through the scaffolding holes. Only the absence of high ventilation can explain the confinement of the fumes. Without explaining the spark or the starting flame (short circuit?), Can this laboratory test confirm the development of the fire when there is no fuel at the start, the oak having not been able to catch fire at first? Or, it would be necessary that the spark or the flame of departure is close to the flight of about 15 mm thick, support of the lead of cover. This lab test will have to determine the time it takes to fill the smoke.

Why was there only one security guard present from 8h to 23h instead of two who had to be present 24/24 (Article Le Figaro 24/04)?

The combustion of thermite is: Fe2O3 + 2 Al -> 2 Fe + Al2O3. During the clearing of the cathedral, it will be necessary to analyze the various substances: would there be iron pellets? This will be the role of the police investigation if it is properly performed. Can the prosecutor Rémy Heitz confirm that this analysis will be carried out? How to rule out the hypothesis of the presence of hydrocarbons? Galvanized steel melts at 1450 ° C: the scaffolding being almost intact, this temperature has not been reached. Debris analysis must confirm this.

The diagram of firefighter René Dosne shows a secondary focus against the south facade of the choir. When was this outbreak detected? Is it a consequence of the fire of the roof with a fall of an inflamed element? At 5:20 pm, the workers stopped the yard, they leave the scene at 17:50. Why not imagine an inspection with a thermal camera at this time by a security guard?

Indeed, in a video of 2010, Dominique Herlat-Doucot, the architect of the buildings of France (official in the SDAP) already declared that the frame was the most fragile place of the cathedral. Dry columns were installed according to Figaro article of 24/04 but the flow was insufficient because less than 200 to 500 liters of water / minute so that firefighters have lost time. Is it a leakage fault but the columns are checked every year? Why trials have not been done before?
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pour ma part, ce monument mérite d’être respecté comme monument historique, et donc “restauré” avec les lois qui existent dans notre Pays. 1) Il n’y a pas de raison de changer le principe constructif, qui a fait ses preuves depuis 8 siècles . Cet édifice a un équilibre entre la maçonnerie (porteurs, contreforts, ogives, tours, contrepoids, etc..) et la charpente.
Ce n’est pas un système rigide.

2) Rien ne prouve que cet incendie soit accidentel , ou criminel (on va dire que c’est à 50%).
Donc dans le cas ou cet incendie serait criminel, il serait absurde de réaliser une charpente métallique qui tiendrait bien moins longtemps au feu et qui ferait des dégâts énormes en cas d’incendie

PS : je parle en tant qu’ingénieur de Bureau de Contrôle Technique, étant intervenu sur des chantiers de Gros Monuments Historiques, dont certain après incendie.

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for my part, this monument deserves to be respected as a historical monument, and therefore “restored” with the laws that exist in our country. 1) There is no reason to change the constructive principle, which has been proven for 8 centuries. This building has a balance between masonry (porters, buttresses, warheads, towers, counterweights, etc.) and the frame.This is not a rigid system.2) Nothing proves that this fire is accidental, or criminal ( we are going to say that it is at 50%.) So in the case where this fire is criminal, it would be absurd to realize a metal framework that would hold much less fire and that would do enormous damage in case of firePS: I speaks as a Technical Control Office engineer, having worked on sites of Big Historical Monuments, some of which after a fire.

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Un calcul “à la grosse” conclue que cette formidable antenne que constituait la flèche, éclusant les champs électriques de la téléphonie mobile (non comptés ceux de la préf de police voisine) subissait un courant induit allant à près de 2 A / mm² (Champs = limite légale 60 V/m, dimensions de flèche selon Wikipédia, résistivité selon Wikipédia) Allant plus loin, la dissipation de puissance est 20% de celle admise dans un conducteur électrique.) Mais le plomb fond à 350 ° (Env) , le cuivre à 1000 ° (env). Quid de la dissipation ? . Avec des statues en cuivre, elles bipassaient le courant, en leur absence ???

Translation:

A calculation “to the big” concludes that this formidable antenna that constituted the arrow, locking the electric fields of the mobile telephony (not counted those of the neighboring police pref) underwent an induced current going to about 2 A / mm ² (Champs = legal limit 60 V / m, arrow dimensions according to Wikipedia, resistivity according to Wikipedia) Going further, the power dissipation is 20% of that allowed in an electrical conductor.) But the lead melts at 350 ° (Env), the copper at 1000 ° (approx). What about dissipation? . With copper statues, they were bypassing the current, in their absence ???

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One of the first comments, a few days ago:

Alors quid de Notre Dame ?… Comme il est fort bien diagnostiqué : aucune possibilité de départ d’incendie accidentel compte tenu d’une part de la résistance du chêne, d’autre part du départ en plein coeur de la flèche… cheminée naturelle… mais sans aucune installation critique.
Au fait, vont-ils rechercher des traces de sodium et de magnesium ? parce que plusieurs éléments me laissent perplexe :
1. fumée blanche très dense,
2. incendie croissant avec la projection d’eau par les pompiers comme si l’eau l’alimentait,
3. départ depuis la flèche avec extension symétrique.

Non ce n’est pas être complotiste, c’est être rationnel et attendre une preuve scientifique que la combinaison des trois facteurs clés ne forme pas trois preuves indirectes en concours que….

Pour mémoire
Il avait réussi à se mettre certains opposants “dans la poche” avec la dégradation de l’Arc de Triomphe (laissé sans protection).
Il avait réussi à se mettre “dans la poche” certains opposants grâce à la destruction des Champs par des Benballa Blocs coordonnées par l’hélicoptère gris prétendu être un de ceux de la Gendarmerie (1500 BB présents… 0 interceptés – voir Challenges 607)
Il lui restait à se mettre “dans la poche” d’autres opposants en faisant dégrader le Sacré Coeur. Troisième symbole orienté.
Mais les Benballa Blocs et leur hélicoptère de coordination avaient été repérés par des personnes ONU-sensibles le 16, personnes qui avaient largement informé les acteurs présents le 23.
Et contre toute attente cette GJ Parade ne connut ni violences ni dégradations… Heureusement pour ledit Sacré Coeur. [END]

Translation:
So what about Notre Dame? … As it is very well diagnosed: no possibility of starting accidental fire considering part of the resistance of the oak, on the other hand the departure in the heart of the arrow .. natural chimney … but without any critical installation.
By the way, will they look for traces of sodium and magnesium? because several things leave me puzzled:
1. very dense white smoke,
2. Increasing fire with water spray by firefighters as if the water fed it,
3. start from the arrow with symmetrical extension.

No it is not being a conspirator, it is being rational and waiting for scientific proof that the combination of the three key factors does not form three indirect proofs in competitions that ….

For memory
He had managed to put some opponents “in the pocket” with the degradation of the Arc de Triomphe (left unprotected).
He managed to put some opponents “in the pocket” thanks to the destruction of the Fields by Benballa Blocks coordinated by the gray helicopter claimed to be one of those of the Gendarmerie (1500 BB present … 0 intercepted – see Challenges 607 )
He had to put himself in the pocket of other opponents by degrading the Sacred Heart. Third oriented symbol.
But the Benballa Blocks and their coordination helicopter had been spotted by UN-sensitive people on the 16th, who had widely informed the actors on the 23rd.
And against all odds this GJ Parade knew neither violence nor degradations … Fortunately for said Sacred Heart. [END]

Some further notes  from a very brief tour around the web:

Geller Report on the Notre Dame Fire – this is an older post which has not been updated but has a bit of info.

Gates of Vienna is most recent, with an interesting piece on how difficult it is to actually set those ancient oak beams on fire. There are often other links to follow.

That link to Gates of Vienna has a further link to a bit tube video that is a must see HERE.

To understand Macron’s hypocrisy in all this please follow this link (from Gates of Vienna) to a video by Maxime Lepante HERE.The author of the video points out that Macron has used his bully pulpit extensively to publicly deride French culture and French art. In London, February 21, 2017, he said: “French art, I have never seen it.” And in Lyon, February 4th that same year, he said, “French culture does not exist.”  Those quotes are precisely in line with Marxist ideology which demands to always assert that there is nothing of value in the countries they are attempting to rule. The same happened in Sweden, and in the United States under barrack Obama, a Marxist and is also the well-known policy of Pope Bergoglio who consistently denies anything of value in the entire 2,000 years of Christianity until his humbleness began his” more merciful than Jesus” rule.

On each of those sites, there are often other links to follow. Some may at times be offensive, because that is simply the world we are in, but if you are interested in following the truth about the tragic loss of the catholic identity of Europe, I am trying to help provide you with links that are otherwise suppressed.

One thing worth noting is that Macron has already forbidden French architects from contradicting the party line that the Notre Dame fire was an accident. LINK.

Soon, the internet will be scrubbed of all content connecting us to the truth about Notre Dame de Paris. I expect my site to be further penalized. And Macron and his narcissist globalist clique will attempt to rebuild Our Lady’s once beautiful shrine into their own trashy image, as the Pope and his clique are busily attempting in the Church. The result will be the same for both and you, readers already know what the outcome will be, as we discussed in “The Figure of a Woman

Please forgive the length and many typos, I had to hurry and have no time to edit for brevity.

Thank you for reading. You know that I pray for you always,

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

French laws no longer recognize the Creator . . .

“French laws no longer recognize the Creator, but the Creator will make Himself recognized and will visit her thrice with the rod of His wrath.”

Thank you all for your kind Easter thoughts and prayers. I hope your Easter was happy and very blessed! Readers ask for answers about the torching of Notre Dame and the prophecies we sometimes discuss here, especially that of St. John Bosco. A review:

Now, St. John Bosco’s prophecy about France, especially Paris, is a particularly helpful one, not just for Paris, or France, but for for the entire Bergoglian Reformed Church, which sadly no longer recognizes the Creator..

“War comes from the south, peace from the north. French laws no longer recognize the Creator, but the Creator will make Himself recognized and will visit her thrice with the rod of His wrath. In the first visit He breaks her pride by conquest, plundering ruined harvest and butchery of men and beasts.

“In the second visit the great Prostitute of Babylon, which makes decent people sigh and call it the Brothel of Europe, will be left without a leader and will be a victim of disorder. “Paris! Paris! Instead of arming yourself in the name of the Lord, you fortify yourself with Houses of Immorality. They will be destroyed by you yourself. Your idol, The Pantheon, will be burnt to ashes in order that this may come true: ‘violence uttereth lies against me.’ Your enemies will reduce you to want, to hunger, to fear, and will make you the abomination of the nations. Ah, woe to you, if you do not recognize the hand that strikes you! I want to punish immorality, the despising of and the contempt for My law, says the Lord. …

“In the third visit you will fall into the hands of foreigners. Your enemies standing afar off will behold your palaces in flames. Your homes will become a heap of ruins bathed with the blood of your heroes who are no more. But there will come a great warrior from the North carrying a banner and on the right hand that supports it is written: ‘The Irresistible Hand of the Lord. The days fly by, your years will reach the destined number; but the great Queen (Mary) will ever be your help, and as in times past so in the future She will always be the exceeding great fortress of the Church.” (. . . )

“The enemy of the good does not stand idle one moment…He will raise up enemies amongst my children. The powers of the world will belch forth fire,  (. . . ) Wherever you go, continue and bring to an end the work entrusted to you. The days fly by, your years will reach the destined number; but the great Queen (Blessed Virgin Mary) will ever be your help, and as in times past so in the future She will always be the exceeding great fortress of the Church.”  (From “The Prophets and Our Times“, by Rev. Gerald Culleton, by KIC, Kindle Edition.)  

A reasonable interpretation, in light of what we know now, would be:

The Saint refers to France in terms that might be used by the Old Testament prophets castigating the unfaithful of Israel, calling her “the great Prostitute of Babylon”  and “the Brothel of Europe”, both references to France unfaithful to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and become cold and indifferent to the faith.

“Instead of arming yourself in the name of the Lord, you fortify yourself with Houses of Immorality.”  That is, instead of arming themselves with the weapons given by Our Lady of Fatima, the faithless shepherds chose the treasonous path of surrender before the secular agenda of the Rulers of the World, the enemies of Christ and His Church.

St. John Bosco calls the churches of France, “Houses of Immorality”, and he warns that they, will be destroyed by you yourself. Your idol, The Pantheon, will be burnt to ashes in order that this may come true: ‘violence uttereth lies against me.’ Your enemies will reduce you to want, to hunger, to fear, and will make you the abomination of the nations.”  Refers to replacing the true evangelic mission of the Church with idolatrous liberalism, pantheistic ecumenism and sexual depravity. The Churchmen of France have allowed her churches to become stripped of their sacred character and become complicit in their prostitution as tourist traps debased to the leve of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. “They will be destroyed by you yourself” is obvious. Long before the terrorist torching of Notre Dame, the Bishops themselves destroyed the structures of the faith they have abandoned.

“Ah, woe to you, if you do not recognize the hand that strikes you!”  Yes, woe to the cowardly Bishops who follow their pontiff, agreeing to “speak not a word” about the true enemies of Christ who continue to smite the Bride of Christ.

The” third visit” is self-explanatory,  you will fall into the hands of foreigners … the enemy will raise up enemies from amongst my children . . . the powers of the world will belch forth fire”At the end, Our Lady, as the Holy Ghost keeps reminding us, “will ever be your help, and as in times past so in the future She will always be the exceeding great fortress of the Church.”

 

There is another interesting prophecy, oddly enough, by a Jesuit from the 18th century, Father Nectou:

“When those things come to pass which will bring on the triumph of the Church, then will such confusion reign on earth that people will think God has permitted them to have their own contrary will and that the providence of God is not concerned about the world. The confusion will be so general that mankind will not be able to think aright, as if God had entirely withheld His providence from mankind, and that, during the worst crisis, the best that can be done would be to remain where God has placed us, and persevere in fervent prayer.

“Two parties will be formed in France which shall fight unto death. The party of evil will at first be stronger; the good side shall be weaker. At that time there shall be such a terrible crisis that people, frightened by events, shall believe that the end of the world is come. Blood shall flow in several large cities. The very elements shall be convulsed. It will be like a little general judgment. A great multitude of persons shall perish in these calamitous times.

“But the wicked shall never prevail. They indeed shall conspire for the destruction of the Church; but time shall not be allowed them, because this frightful crisis shall be of a short duration. When all will be considered lost, all shall be found safe. During this revolution, which shall very likely be general, and not confined to France, Paris shall be destroyed so completely that, twenty years afterwards, fathers walking over its ruins with their children, these will inquire what place that was. To whom they will answer: “My child, this was formerly a great city, which God has destroyed on account of her crimes.”

“Paris shall certainly be destroyed, but before this occurs, such signs and portents shall be observed, that all good people will be induced to fly away from it. After this most terrible event, everything shall return to order; justice shall reign in the world, and the counter-revolution shall be accomplished. The triumph of the Church will then be so complete that nothing like it shall ever be seen, for this will be the last victory of the Church upon earth. Those persons who shall behold this last revolution will thank God for having preserved them to witness this glorious triumph of the Church.” (This prophecy as well is from the book cited above.)

Note that Father Nectou foresees a confusion that “will be so general that mankind will not be able to think aright, as if God had entirely withheld His providence from mankind,”  That reminds me of what Father Malachi Martin said to us about the Third Secret.

The most intriguing portion of Father Nectou’s prophecy is the little vignette he offers, of a father telling his son about the the devastated city of Paris, My child, this was formerly a great city, which God has destroyed on account of her crimes.”

This need not be! Whether she is honored as Our Lady of Paris, or Our Lady of Fatima, she will bring the victory for she is truly, “the exceeding great fortress of the Church.”

Pray the Rosary !

  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! Viva Cristo Rey!
†  O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee..
†  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
†  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

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

The Resurrection and the Life, 2019

The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ

21 April, 2019

“I am the Resurrection and the Life; he that believeth in Me, although he be dead, shall live.” (John 11, 25).

“Joy in truth: for only sincere and upright souls who seek the truth lovingly and still more, ‘do the truth’ can fully rejoice in the Resurrection. We are sincere when we recognize ourselves for what we are, with all our faults, deficiencies and need for conversion. From this knowledge of our miseries comes the sincere resolve to purify ourselves … in order to be renewed in the risen Christ.

“Noli Me tangere.”

 

“Truth, however, must be accomplished in charity — veritatem facientes in caritatem, doing the truth in charity. (Eph. 4, 15). Therefore the Postcommunion prayer that is placed on our lips is more timely than ever: ‘Pour forth upon us, O Lord, the Spirit of Thy love, to make us of one heart.’ Without unity and mutual charity there can be no real Paschal joy. (Divine Intimacy, p. 419-420).

On that first Easter morning, we see the penitent, Mary Magdalen,  weeping and searching for the Master. She found His tomb empty and thus began her sorrowful efforts to find Him and tend lovingly to His Remains. Blinded by her tears and grief, she failed to recognise Him when He stood nearby.  She was expecting death, but here was Life! He spoke but one word, her name, (for He knows His own by name) pronounced with such infinite mercy, she was transformed by joy. Like Peter at the Lord’s Transfiguration, she responded in a wholly human way. ‘Master!’ And yet her urge to clasp His refound humanity was gently rebuffed.

‘Noli me tangere.‘ Do not touch me yet! For He must go to His Father. And we too, must respond to this Passion, Death and Resurrection by following Him.  With Him, we turn towards Our Father, rejoicing in truth and in love. We too have rolled away the stone of our past, our sins, our indifference; we too have seen the empty tomb.  For now, we see the sepulchre  in the great rock of the Church: it is empty! And pagans stand guard as once they did. We too, seek Him, weeping.

But He is risen! He goes to the Father.

And we go with Him! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

A brief explanation for readers who question the last three lines above, that is,  “For now, we see the sepulchre  in the great rock of the Church: it is empty! And pagans stand guard as once they did. We too, seek Him, weeping.”:

Please see in a previous post, (The Auto-demolition of the Church)  the quotation from Pope Pius XII,  “A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, ‘Where have they taken Him?'”

If you, like I do, feel somewhat challenged to rejoice when we see everywhere our dear Jesus so rejected despite His loving sacrifices, His generous mercies to us, let’s remind ourselves of Saint Therese the Little Flower and not let Him see our tears, but rejoice with Him as we commemorate His victory, and rejoice today, for we trust in Him Who is our only joy!

Beloved readers, I pray your Easter is blessed and peaceful. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes, and also, thank you for reading – and sharing! our posts.

  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! Viva Cristo Rey!

  O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!.

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

  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Please pray the Rosary – so many souls depend on it!

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

 

Father Groenings on the Crucifixion, 2019

Sorry if I have given you too many posts, but could not let this most holy day pass without our most loved Good Friday post. Again from Father Groenings:

The Crucifixion and Death of the Savior

Today, we examine three events which occurred at the time of Our Lord’s Crucifixion. The miraculous sign of the total eclipse, the rending of the Temple veil and the earthquake. These thoughts are largely drawn from the writings of Father Groenings, S. J.

The Total Eclipse of the Sun
This eclipse of the sun was not a natural one. It was miraculous in every respect and that for these reasons: First it occurred at the time of the full moon. For this Friday was the day when, according to the Law, the Pasch should be celebrated, and this feast always occurred at the time of the full moon. Now, naturally, an eclipse of the sun can occur only at the time of the new moon, when the latter is between the sun and the earth.

Then, it was miraculous because it was total from the very beginning.  Lastly, because it remained total for three hours. In an ordinary eclipse of the sun, the moon, in the beginning, covers only a part of the sun, then gradually more, until the darkness reaches its greatest height, whereupon it again gradually decreases.

This eclipse of the sun was, therefore, an extraordinary work of God, and the Holy Fathers freely apply to it the words of the prophet Amos, “And it shall come to pass in that day that the sun shall go down at mid-day, and I will make the earth dark in the day of light.”

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I will not leave you orphans

 

“I will not leave you orphans”

The Litany of His Love, with our prayers for you this Lent.

The term litany is derived from the Greek word for prayer, entreaty or supplication. The post-conciliar Church tends to disdain litanies as repetitious but faithful Catholics know them for what they are, sweet words of love exchanged between the Beloved and His own. On Holy Thursday evening during the time He instituted His sacrament of love, Our Lord spoke tenderly, pleading with His loved ones (and by them, us!) to understand this new law of love. See how often, in varied ways, He reminds us of His love for us and the sweet burden we share for the salvation of souls.

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The Seven Last Words, VII

The Seventh and Last Word:

THE SEVENTH WORD

“Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.”

He has cried with a loud voice, and the rocks have rent to its echo, and the earth is shaken, and the Veil of the Old Testament is torn from top to bottom as the Old Covenant passes into the New and the enclosed sanctity of the Most Holy Place breaks out into the world. And now, as the level sun shines out again beneath the pall of clouds, He whispers, as at Mary’s knee in Nazareth, the old childish prayer and yields up His spirit into His Father’s hands.

The last Paradox, then, is uttered. He Who saves others cannot save Himself! The Shepherd of souls relinquishes His own. For, as we cannot save our lives unless we lose them for His sake, so He too cannot save them unless He loses His for our sake.

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The Seven Last Words, Part VI

Continuing the Lenten Sermon of Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson, Part VI

THE SIXTH WORD

“It is consummated.”

He has finished His “Father’s business,” He has dealt with sinners and saints, and has finally disclosed to us the secrets of the Soul and the Body of His that are the hope of both sinners and saints alike. And there is no more for Him to do.

An entirely new Beginning, then, is at hand, now that the Last Sabbath is come — the Last Sabbath, so much greater than the First as Redemption is greater than Creation. For Creation is a mere introduction to the Book of Life; it is the arrangement of materials that are to be thrown instantly into confusion again by man, who should be its crown and master. The Old Testament is one medley of mistakes and fragments and broken promises and violated treaties, to reach its climax in the capital Mistake of Calvary, when men indeed “knew not what they did.” And even God Himself in the New Testament, as man in the Old, has gone down in the catastrophe and hangs here mutilated and broken. Real life, then, is now to begin.

Yet, strangely enough, He calls it an End rather than a Beginning. “Consummatum est!”

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The Seven Last Words, IV and V

Continuing Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson’s Lenten sermon, “The Seven Last Words”, Parts IV & V

THE FOURTH WORD

“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

Our Blessed Lord in the revelation He makes from the Cross passes gradually inwards to Himself Who is its centre. He begins in the outermost circle of all, with the ignorant sinners. He next deals with the one sinner who ceased to be ignorant, and next with those who were always nearest to Himself, and now at last He reveals the deepest secret of all. This is the central Word of the Seven in every sense. There is no need to draw attention to the Paradox it expresses.

I. First, then, let us remind ourselves of the revealed dogma that Jesus Christ was the Eternal Son of the Father; that He dwelt always in the Bosom of that Father; that when He left heaven, He did not leave the Father’s side; that at Bethlehem and Nazareth and Galilee and Jerusalem and Gethsemane and Calvary He was always the Word that was with God and the Word that was God. Next, that the eyes even of His Sacred Humanity looked always and continuously upon the Face of God, since His union with God was entire and complete: as He looked up into His Mother’s face from the manger, He saw behind it the Face of His Father; as He cried in Gethsemane, “If it be possible”, even in His Sacred Humanity He knew that it could not be; as He groaned out on Calvary that God had forsaken Him, He yet looked without one instant’s intermission into the glory of heaven and saw His Father there.

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The Seven Last Words, III

Continuing from Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson’s Lenten Sermon on the Seven Last Words of Christ Our Lord, Part III, from “Paradoxes of Catholicism”.

THE THIRD WORD

“Woman, behold thy son. Behold thy mother”

Our Divine Lord now turns, from the soul who at one bound has sprung into the front rank, to those two souls who have never left it, and supremely to that Mother on whose soul sin has never yet breathed, on whose breast Incarnate God had rested as inviolate and secure as on the Bosom of the Eternal Father, that Mother who was His Heaven on earth. Standing beside her is the one human being who is least unworthy to be there, now that Joseph has passed to his reward and John the Baptist has gone to join the Prophets — “the disciple whom Jesus loved”, who had lain on the breast of Jesus as Jesus had lain on the breast of Mary.

Our Lord has just shown how He deals with His dear sinners; now He shows how He will “be glorified with His Saints”. The Paradox of this Word is that Death, the divider of those who are separated from God, is the bond of union between those that are united to Him.

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The Seven Last Words, II

Continuing Monsignor Benson’s “Seven Last Words”, Part II

THE SECOND WORD

Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise.”

Our Divine Lord, in this Second Word, immediately applies and illustrates the First and drives its lesson home. He shows us how the rain of mercy that poured out of heaven in answer to the prayer He made just now enlightens the man who, above all others present on Calvary, was the most abjectly ignorant of all; the man who, himself at the very heart of the tragedy, understood it less, probably, than the smallest child on the outskirts of the crowd.

His life had been one long defiance of the laws of both God and man. He had been a member of one of those troops of human vermin that crawl round Jerusalem, raiding solitary houses, attacking solitary travellers, guilty of sins at once the bloodiest and the meanest, comparable only to the French apaches of our own day. Well, he had been gripped at last by the Roman machine, caught in some sordid adventure, and here, resentful and furious and contemptuous, full of bravado and terror, he snarled like a polecat at every human face he saw, snarled and spat at the Divine Face Itself that looked at him from a cross that was like his own; and, since he had not even a spark of the honour that is reputed to exist among thieves, taunted his fellow criminal for the folly of His crime.

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