St. Louis Grignion de Montfort’s writings incorporate some prophetic passages such as his refererences to the Apostles of the Latter Times. They are useful aids in living the total consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in these difficult days. The following is an apt passage from St. Grignion de Montfort which resonates with us today.
The Power of Mary in the Latter Times
“But the power of Mary over all the devils will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lay his snares against her heel: that is to say, her humble slaves and her poor children, whom she will raise up to make war against him. They shall be little and poor in the world’s esteem . . . and persecuted as the heel is by other members of the body. But in return for this, they shall be rich in the grace of God, which Mary shall distribute to them abundantly.”
Who shall these servants, slaves, and children of Mary be? The saint answers himself: “They shall be the ministers of the Lord who, like a burning fire, shall kindle the fire of divine love everywhere.” And “they shall be ‘like sharp arrows in the hand of the powerful’ Mary to pierce her enemies.”That they may extinguish the fire in the House of God.”
Remember, O Lord, Thy congregation: It is Thy Grace alone that must form this company. If man touches it first, nothing will be done. If he interferes with Thy work, he will spoil all, overturn all. Thy congregation: It is Thy work, great God. Do Thy work: do Thy all-divine work; collect, call, gather together Thy elect from all places over which Thou has domination and make of them a strong army to defend Thy heritage against Thy enemies.
Seest Thou, Lord, God of battles, seest Thou the … libertines, impious men are uniting against Thee every day – and so easily and promptly. … a breath of fame and earthly interest, a vile pleasure for which they long can, in a moment, unite them as one, … cover the earth and the sea with an innumerable multitude of the reprobate, who … are united as one man, until death, to fight against Thee under the banner and the leadership of the demon.
And we, great God! Although there is so much glory and profit, so much sweetness and so many advantages to be gained by serving Thee, shall there be so few to take up Thy cause? Hardly any soldiers under Thy banner! Nary a St. Michael to proclaim among Thy brethren in zeal for Thy glory: Who is like unto God?
Ah, let me cry out everywhere: Fire! Fire! Fire! Help! Help! Help! Fire even within the sanctuary! Help for our brother who is being murdered! Help for our children whose throats are being cut! Help for our Father Who is being stabbed! If any man be on the Lord’s side, let him join with me (Ex. 32:26).
Let all good priests who are spread over the Christian world, and those who are actually on the battlefield and those who have withdrawn from the combat to bury themselves in deserts and solitude, let them all come forward and unite with us — in unity there is strength — so that we may form, under the banner of the Cross, a well-regulated army in battle array, and together attack the enemies of God who have already sounded the alarm. They have shouted; they have raged; they have swelled their ranks. Let us break their bonds asunder; let us cast away their yoke from us. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh at them (Ps. 2:3-4). Let the Lord arise, and let His enemies be dispersed.
Arise, O Lord, why sleepest Thou? Arise: Arise, O Lord, why feignest Thou to sleep? Arise in Thy might, Thy mercy, and Thy justice, to form Thyself a chosen bodyguard to keep Thy house, to defend Thy glory, and to save the souls bought at the price of Thy Precious Blood, so that there may be but one fold and one shepherd, and that all may glorify Thee in Thy holy temple: And in His temple all shall proclaim His glory. Amen.
Please note that by the time the Pope convenes his final Synod against the family, he will have issued his encyclical on the environment and will have addressed the United Nations in New York City, endorsing the UN’s climate change agenda, which is directly opposed to the teachings of the Church regarding the sanctity of life. The UN is anti-Catholic in the truest sense.
The Church is in dire need of her Mother, to whom Christ Himself entrusted her from His throne of the Cross. If you read this, you are called to heed her command,
Jesus wants to use you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world.
Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say often, especially when you make some sacrifice,
‘O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer this sacrifice to Thee’. “
We are, all of us, our brothers’ keeper! We must help those who are so unfortunate as to be unable to extricate themselves from their worldly thinking. Their pride has left them helpless before the Lord of the World, unable to discern their own danger, blind to the will of God. This includes our pitiful, arrogant hierarchy, immured in modernism, secular humanism and the other tragic ideologies that slay the souls of the faithless. Thus, our prayers, especially the true Mass and the Rosary, and our sacrifices and penances are needed to help our hierarchy repent, turn from their errors and restore the faith!
Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!
Viva Cristo Rey!