Abide in My love

A message we repeat often, because it is so essential for all of us in this barren landscape of the Church today, is the need for true charity and true obedience, that is, the charity which first of all affirms the rights of Jesus Christ, the true Head of His Church.

After instituting the Sacrament of His Love on Holy Thursday, Our Lord commanded His Apostles, and by them, us,

“Abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love … This is My commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you”. 

In Anne Catherine Emmerich, The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. (TAN Books) In Section III, Chapter 1, she recounts the following prophecy which was part of the agonies experienced by Our Lord in the Garden of Olives.

After describing satan and his legions attacking Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Garden, and the multitude of men, who appeared as though blinded, who attacked Our Lord, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich related,

Betrayed with a kiss …

“it was made known to me that these apparitions were all those persons who in divers ways insult and outrage Jesus, really and truly present in the Holy Sacrament. I recognised among them all those who in any way profane the Blessed Eucharist. I beheld with horror all the outrages thus offered to Our Lord, whether by neglect, irreverence, and omission of what was due to Him; by open contempt, abuse, and the most awful sacrileges …

After a bit more describing the offenses to Our Lord in His Sacrament of Love, Blessed Anne says,

“I saw many others in which worldly, tasteless, unsuitable ornaments had replaced the magnificent adornments of a more pious age. I saw that often, the poorest of men were better lodged in their cottages than the Master of heaven and earth in His churches. Ah, how deeply did the inhospitality of men grieve Jesus, who had given Himself to them to be their Food! … In consequence of all this, I saw the weak scandalized, the Adorable Sacrament profaned, the churches deserted and the priests despised. This state of impurity and negligence extended even to the souls of the faithful, who left the tabernacle of their hearts unprepared and uncleansed when Jesus was about to enter them, exactly the same as they left His tabernacle on the altar. …

“I saw irreverent Christians, sacrilegious priests, crowds of tepid and unworthy communicants, wicked soldiers profaning the holy vessels, and servants of the devil making use of the Holy Eucharist in the frightful mysteries of hellish worship. Among these bands, I saw a great number of theologians, who had been drawn into heresy by their sins, attacking Jesus in the Holy Sacrament of His Church, and snatching out of His Heart, by their seductive words, a number of souls for whom He had shed His blood.”

To those who are devoted to the Faith, it often seems clear that those among the hierarchy who are undermining the Faith, are filled with malice against Our Lord, and that makes us, to an extent, bitter enemies of them. However, St. Paul is a perfect example for us in these chaotic and confused times. He urged the Jews to kill St. Stephen, but he was ignorant at that time, and when he was confronted with Christ, he adored Him and surrendered his will and his life to serving Our Lord Jesus Christ in the most exemplary manner.

We must obey Our Lord’s words at this time in history!  From the Cross, He gives us His example, as He prayed for those who brutally crucified Him, and still crucify Him today, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”. He still commands us, “Abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love … This is My commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you”.

 

We need, all of us, to pray for these poor men, our Bishops and Cardinals, who have decided on a false obedience instead of the true loving affirmation of Christ’s own truth, the dogma of the faith entrusted to them for the spiritual nourishment of their flocks. True loving and humble obedience serves Our Lord Jesus Christ, it does not betray Him in His own Church.Those prelates who fail to correct the pope in his errors do not do so from loving obedience but from craven fear. They do not serve Our Lord Jesus Christ, but Judas, Luther and the other enemies of Christ.

One of the first and most important messages of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima was that there is indeed a place which is hell, and many, many souls go there. Think on this. Think. And pray and do penance.

Pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

~ by evensong for love of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King.

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

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3 thoughts on “Abide in My love

  1. Catherine says:

    Dear Evensong, how limited is the English language. I can’t write that I ‘enjoyed’ this post : the matters are too grave. But it goes to the heart of the crisis. I’m learning that many decent Catholics are ignorant of these issues and don’t want to know. How can we fight this?

    • We can fight this with the most powerful weapon known to man: the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the reparative means she entrusted to us: offering the daily duties of our state of life, no matter how humble, in a spirit of reparation, making the First Saturdays of reparation as she asked us to do, wearing her brown scapular and her miraculous medal, and living our Total Consecrations.

      The fact that the devil is running roughshod over the Church these days is the most eloquent testimony to the stupendous hypocrisy of so-called traditional Catholics. They like to post on blogs, and opine as though they were the Pope about all sorts of subtleties of canon law and dogma. But if they were to simply obey, in loving humility, the very Mother of God who has been patiently awaiting their obedience, we should have an end to this crisis in no time.

      Jacinta, Lucia, Our Lady of the Rosary, all stressed we must pray for the pope, but Catholic bloggers are not telling people how important this is. The fate of millions of souls depends on us right now. Is it loving to ignore that, and instead allow them to go on thinking they can mitigate the chastisement by engaging in politics, or following silly false apparitions? Always looking for the latest “prophecies”.

      Traditional Catholic bloggers are failing Catholics! If we truly love Our Lord, and wish to abide in His love, we must return to the full, true message of Fatima in humility and obedience and with a contrite heart.

      In short, the words Catholics need to heed are the same words Lucia spoke as she left the last apparition at Fatima, October 13, 1917: “Penance, penance, penance.”

      May our Lady keep you close to her Immaculate Heart,
      evensong

      • Jerome says:

        You are, I believe, being most unfair to traditional Catholics. You make the assumption – offering no evidence – that traditional Catholics are “stupendously hypocritical” with an interest in “subtleties” and lack “obedience” to the Mother of God. How can you know this? Maybe there are many traditional Catholics who are sincerely doing the things you advise – in addition to the love of “subtleties” that you assume in their case. Remember Our Lord warned us not to judge others because each and every one of us will have to face judgment.

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