A Life or Death Struggle

“The message of Fatima is then that we are now in a life or death struggle, even though most people are oblivious. As Sister Lucia warns us, ‘we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility.’ ” 

That message is at the heart of the problem now and at long last, people are beginning to realize that what Our Lady foretold was true: Apostasy has infiltrated the Church, even to the top and behind that apostasy is the errors of Russia, that is satanic communism. It is gratifying to note that others are now speaking out.

A reader  forwarded an article posted on Lifesite News by Iben Thranholm, “Catholic abuse crisis is likely no accident, but a strategy to ‘destroy Church from within’ “. LINK. In it, Thranholm recalls the testimony of Bella Dodd before the House Committee on Un-American Activities that  “… In order to destroy the [Roman] Catholic Church from within, party members were to be planted in seminaries and within diocesan organizations… I, myself, put some 1,200 men in [Roman] Catholic seminaries.”

Thranholm concludes,  “What we are witnessing today in the Church may very well be the horrifying harvest of this infiltration. Obviously “the agents” have made it their mission to admit more men devoid of morals and Christian faith into the seminaries for decades. Keep in mind that many cases of abuse took place already back in the 1960s. It seems that the abuse never was (and remains) a mere matter of priests giving in to temptation, but a comprehensive and pervasive attack on Christian morality and faith by a cunning and profoundly evil enemy.”

This is  the point which I have tried to make in my very small way. It is wonderful to see it posted where more Catholics can become aware.

This abuse crisis is actually intended to do just what it is doing, that is, to destroy the Church from within.

While I appreciate the Lifesite News article, it is a shame that the article failed to cite the tremendous research that Randy Engel has done, in “The Rite of Sodomy”. Mrs. Engel’s work was met with a conspiracy of silence much as that we see in the Bergoglio Vatican in response to Archbishop Vigano’s exposé . Much of the information in the Thranholm article was made public by Engel in Volume V of The Rite of Sodomy published in 2006. In it, Engel discussed the Communist infiltration of the Roman Catholic Church in relationship to the rise of homosexuality and pederasty in diocesan seminaries and religious orders. Even the footnotes are filled with useful information. Here is a quote from Mrs. Engel from 2006 in the Rite of Sodomy:

“She [Bella Dodd] said that of all the world’s religions, the Catholic Church was the only one feared by the Communists, for it was its only effective opponent. Speaking as an ex-Communist, she said “In the 1930’s, we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within.” The idea was for these men to be ordained and then climb the ladder of influence and authority – to come to be Monsignors and Bishops. Back then she said, “Right now they are in the highest places, and they are working to bring about change in order that the Catholic Church will no longer be effective against Communism.” She also said that these changes would be so drastic that “you will not recognize the Catholic Church.” Once these men had become bishops, their influence could be widely spread because “Bishops beget bishops” and these agents would use their influence to elevate and promote clergymen who are not necessarily dedicated Communists, but who were of a progressive and liberal mentality, and whose influence could be counted on to foster a new philosophy and theology within the ranks of the clergy. Once the clergy were infected they would pass this infection to the laity. The whole idea was to destroy, not the institution of the Church, but rather the Faith of the people …through the promotion of a pseudo-religion: something that resembled Catholicism but was not the real thing. Once the Faith was destroyed, then the dismantling of the institution would take place.’ She explained that there would be a guilt complex introduced into the Church . . . to label the “Church of the past” as being oppressive, authoritarian, full of prejudices, arrogant in claiming to be the sole possessor of truth, and responsible for the divisions of religious bodies throughout the centuries. This would be necessary in order to shame Church leaders into an “openness to the world” and to a more flexible attitude toward all other religions and philosophies. The Communists would then exploit this openness in order to undermine the Church.” (“The Rite of Sodomy, Vol. V“, Chapter 18, by Randy Engel,

The plan to destroy the sacred priesthood by establishing a network of sodomy is evident all around us and will be clearer day by day as the world turns away in disgust from these effeminate posers. We can see Pope Francis surrendering to Communism in China, betraying the brave priests and Bishops who are man enough live their obedience despite his craven betrayal. If faithful Catholics cannot see the satanic hand of communism behind the regime of Pope Francis, then they are willfully blind.

For those who are new to traditional Catholicism, which simply refers to the true faith, uncorrupted by Vatican II’s modernist, marxist revolution, there once was a time, when essentially all traditional Catholics agreed that: 1. The Message of Fatima is the answer to all the ills besetting the Church and 2. The errors of Russia refers to communism and its satanic infiltration into the Church as well as all the institutions throughout the world, that is, governments, military and police, academia, and media, both entertainment and news. And they have gained control over the Church and all major religions, including islam, all international banking and all major governments.

The use of technology to monitor and control the actions of people is proceeding apace and when the time is right, there will no longer be any chance of escaping the complete suppression of any outward sign of the Catholic Faith. People will have a brief moment to realize how they have been tricked before the lights go out. We are picking up speed in our headlong rush into hell on earth. I have warned of this, to no effect. It will soon be irrelevant.

What Our Lady of the Rosary said in her Message of Fatima was true and is now being fulfilled right before our eyes. Sister Lùcia of Fatima reiterated Our Lady’s warning, “She said that Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation.” We have posted on that several times, the latest on September 6, in “The Errors of Russia or the Error of Our Lady?“.

Those promoting a “Catholic metoo movement” and who have called for the U. S. Federal government to institute RICO charges against the Church in America, will be so proud of their work. For they have the distinction of being what the communists refer to as “useful idiots”, that is, those who further the communist agenda without being aware of it. The favorite tactic of the satanic marxists behind the spiritual, financial and moral disasters besetting the Church and the world is to split each entity into factions and pit them against each other. This was also referred to by Our Lady of Akita. ““The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests).” (From “Fatima, Akita and the Chastisement“) For those who have eyes to see, Pope Francis and his destructive agenda of sowing discord is precisely the Pope of the Akita prophecy.

Today, everything that the communist masterminds hoped to achieve has been accomplished many times over. They have eradicated almost every vestige of Christianity from the shambles of our society. And now, it must be said that those who insist on bickering over whether Francis is Pope or Benedict is, and whether Putin is a Christian or not*, and whether the Society of St. Pius X is schismatic or not*, all this is a diabolical distraction. For the love of God, look at the Church, look at the Bride of Christ! We must stop ignoring Our Blessed Mother’s Message at Fatima. We must return in humility and obedience and throw ourselves on her mercy. Trust her to teach us how to make of all our actions, all our intentions, a worthy reparation for these horrifying sins befouling the Church. We must stop distracting ourselves and focus on the spiritual battle before we become unable to. Many millions of souls will soon be swept to destruction; and you, dear readers, can save so many! I thank God always that you, at least you few who read this, make use of the graces so abundantly made available through the Rosary of Our Lady! For we know how much good this does!

In closing, we quote Dr. Alice von Hildebrand from her tribute to an unrecognised saint of our time, Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty, “Recalling a Hero”

“What are faithful Catholics – aware of the gravity of the situation – to do? The answer is the one the Church has given us from the beginning: prayer, sacrifice, and the glorious conviction that the Forces of Evil shall not prevail. May I also suggest that we revive the glorious life of Cardinal Mindszenty and beg for his help.” (LINK)

In that passage, Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, reminds us that we once had truly holy and noble priests, even Bishops and Cardinals, who stood bravely against communism, even without the support of the papacy, notably Hungarian Cardinal Joseph  Mindszenty and  Croatian Cardinal Aloysius Viktor Stepinac. These truly saintly Catholic leaders showed us the way, and both were betrayed by the marxists within the Church. If there is interest, we shall perhaps write more on this.

Thank you for reading and sharing our articles. I pray for you always!

NOTES:

* For the record, one more time: Putin is in no way a Christian, he is a marxist, and the Society of Saint Pius X is in no way schismatic.  

Bella Dodd’s book is available here: LINK

Christopher Story on satanic revolution.: LINK, LINK

I do not believe that we can understand the full extent of this crisis in all its implications, without informing ourselves by using the means available. To this end, I recommend Randy Engel’s work, cited above, and the work of Christopher Story. I will share other resources, if there is interest.

†  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!
†  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
†  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 – it is the only way to free this great country from the grip of satan so that she may assume her destiny. 

~ 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 Seven Sorrows of Mary Immaculate

Note: 16 September 2018. Thank you for pointing out that yesterday’s post omitted the Sorrows. That’s the best evidence that I really needed this rest! I have added the Sorrows towards the bottom. Thank you for your patience!

“The Cross is suffering viewed in the supernatural light of faith as an instrument of salvation and sanctification, and therefore, as an instrument of love.”

Today, September 15, is the Commemoration of the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

Crucifixion by Wilhelm Kotarbinski
“O you who pass by the way, attend and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.”

 

Although Our Lord’s own chosen Apostles fled His Passion, no one could keep the Woman away. Unlike the sentimental pictures which sometimes show Mary fainting at the foot of the Cross, Mary stood there, intent on sharing every excruciating detail of the ignominy her beloved Son suffered. Just as she had freely chosen to become His Mother, she chose to behold Him tortured from head to foot and torn from her by the cruelest of deaths. She not only accepted this, she offered this; this sharing in His Passion, sharing even in His death, uniting Their hearts forever for the glory of the Most Holy Trinity and in loving reparation for the sins of men, for our sins, for my sins.

Mary’s heart, like Christ’s whole crushed and bruised being , was transformed with anguish by the sins of mankind … Mary became the Queen of martyrs because, after Jesus, she has endured the greatest martyrdom of heart … her sufferings are fruitful for us in a way that we can scarcely suspect…(from Father Garrigou-Lagrange, “Mary, the Model of Reparation”).

Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen tells us,

“The sacrifice of Jesus became Mary’s sacrifice not only because Mary offered it together with Jesus, and in Him, offered her own Son, but also because by this offering she completed the most profound holocaust of herself, since Jesus was the center of her affections and of her whole life. God, Who had given her this Divine Son, asked on Calvary for a return of His gift, and Mary offered Jesus to the Father with all the love of her Immaculate Heart in complete adherence to the divine will.”  …

“Let us contemplate Mary’s sorrows, sympathise with her and ask her for the invaluable grace of sharing with her in the Passion of Jesus. Let us remember that this participation is not meant to be merely sentimental — even though this sentiment is good and holy — but it must lead us to real compassion, that is, to suffering with Jesus and Mary. The sufferings God sends us have no other purpose.

“The sight of Mary at the foot of the Cross makes the lesson of the Cross less hard and less bitter; her maternal example encourages us to suffer (with her) and makes the road to Calvary easier. Let us go then with Mary, to join Jesus on Golgotha; let us go with her to meet our own cross, and sustained by her, let us embrace it willingly, uniting it with her Son’s Cross.” (Divine Intimacy)

From Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity:

“You are there, O Mary, at the foot of the Cross, standing in strength and courage; and my Master says to me, ‘Ecce mater tua’. Behold your Mother. He gives you to me for my Mother! And now that He has returned to His Father, and has put me in His place on the Cross so that I may fill up in my flesh for His Body, which is the Church, you are still there, O Mary, to teach me to suffer as He did, to let me hear the last song of His soul which no one but you, O Mother, could overhear.”

It is only when we take His place, accepting the Cross, that we can share the thoughts of her sorrowful heart, and it is only from the Cross that we can see heaven. 

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

 

The Seven Sorrows of Mary
Prophecy of Simeon And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried Him to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Ghost was in him… And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this Child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed. (Luke 2, 25-35)

The Flight Into Egypt
…behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: Arise, and take the Child and His mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the Child to destroy Him. Who arose, and took the Child and His mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and he was there until the death of Herod:  That it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Out of Egypt have I called My Son. (Matt. 2, 13-15)

The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple
And not finding Him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking Him. And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions….And His mother said to Him: Son, why hast Thou done so to us? Behold Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing. And He said to them: How is it that you sought Me? did you not know, that I must be about My Father’s business? And they understood not the word that He spoke unto them. And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And His mother kept all these words in her heart. (Luke 2, 45-51)

Mary Meets Her Son Jesus, Carrying His Cross
“Consider the meeting of the Son and the Mother which took place on this journey (Via Dolorosa). Jesus and Mary looked at each other, and their looks became as so many arrows to wound those Hearts which loved each other so tenderly.” (St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Way of the Cross).

The Crucifixion of Mary’s  Son, Jesus our Savior
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother … When Jesus therefore had seen His mother and the disciple standing whom He loved, He saith to His mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, He saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother… (John 19, 25-27)

Mary Holds Her Son’s Body at the Foot of the Cross.
Our Lord having expired was taken from the cross by two of His disciples, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, who placed Him in the arms of His sorrowful Mother. (The Way of the Cross)

Jesus is Placed in the Tomb
And Joseph buying fine linen, and taking Him down, wrapped Him up in the fine linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre. (Mark 15, 46).

Meditating on these Sorrows is a most fruitful spiritual practice. There is also a Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows, which consists of a rosary containing Seven sets of beads, each containing Seven Hail Marys. It is especially conducive to comforting our Blessed Mother who suffers so greatly from the blasphemies of anti-Catholics, especially the anti-Catholics within the Church, in these troubled times.

The Tears of Our Sorrowful Mother

Hail, countless and bitter tears from thy eyes, O Mary, tears of compassion for thy Son, our Savior crucified! May all thy children revere them, all sinners flee to them for refuge, for they spring from thy Sorrowful Heart.

O Mother of Sorrows! Merciful Mother! Even as His Precious Blood flowed, so did thy tears, made bitter by the indifference of thy children who spurn thy Son and Savior’s precious gift.

O burning tears, beautiful, loving tears, which move the angels to pity and touch the heart of the Eternal Father! Soften my hard heart and move it to true sorrow for my sins which cause thy tears!

Holy Tears, wash me! Bitter tears, purify me! Gentle tears, soften my heart! Burning tears inflame my heart! Merciful tears, rich in grace, heal and strengthen me with grace!

O most gentle, sorrowful Mother, sharing thy Son’s passion, mingling thy tears with His precious blood, I beseech thee, grant me the grace of tears and heartfelt contrition for my sins. Grant that I may shed repentant tears over my sins which cause Him such cruel suffering.

O most merciful Virgin, offer thy bitter tears to the Eternal Father in reparation for my tepidity and hardness of heart. Through their merit, obtain mercy for me and pardon for all my sins.

Grant, O dearest Mother, at the hour of death, just one of thy precious tears to cleanse my soul of sin. Amen.

And now, at this time, in this place, we stand with our Sorrowful Mother at the crucifixion of the Mystical Body of Christ. We are not here to faint away, overcome with despair! We will be strong as our Mother is strong. Although on our own we lack that strength, in her we find the grace and virtues we need.

For more on the Sorrowful Heart of Mary, including the Seven Sorrows Devotion, see Our Lady of Sorrows, 2014.

For similar posts, we suggest:

The Message of Fatima for the Post-Synodal Church

Mary’s Promise in the Chastisement

On Mother’s Day to Mary

Thank you for reading. I pray for you always!

   Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, obtain for us by your loving intercession the grace and courage to persevere in the coming trials of faith.

 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!

 St. Joseph, terror of demons, protect our families, protect our priests!

 St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

~ by evensong for love of the Sorrowful and 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!

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Lot’s Wife and the Little Shepherds

When God chastises us, we should attempt to discern the lesson to be learned, otherwise, we become a part of the unfortunate who simply fall beneath the blade, to their eternal ruin. How many faithful today, are really paying attention? How many will lose their souls over this scandal?

Once before, God struck the wicked, destroying Sodom and Gomorrah and every living thing in the area round about, saving only Lot and his wife and daughters. The angels took Lot and his family away from the city, cautioning them:

“Save thy life: look not back, neither stay thou in all the country about: but save thyself in the mountain, lest thou be also consumed. And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And He destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth. And (Lot’s) wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt.”

In many posts, we have warned that this time was coming. And when it did, we attempted to stress that the great and disheartening evils we now see are the beginning of still greater evils yet to come. What has been hidden will be made known, not in order to titillate curiosity, but in order for the faithful to make reparation before God’s justice. To the extent that reparation is offered, grace is given in even greater profusion. Our Lady has generously promised that nothing we ask for by our rosaries will be denied – now this refers to the salvation of souls particularly! But the time is short.

Now is the time

It may be that soon we shall see God’s justice. Whosoever is found to be faithful at that time, will obtain their reward, not perhaps in this life, for few will survive, but in the next. Now is the time for us to make reparation and to beseech God’s mercy for poor sinners, especially those most in need, that is, those who are about to die in their sins and thus lose their souls forever.

Now is the time to save our souls and the souls entrusted to us.

That is what is meant by fleeing to the mountain to save ourselves. This in no way indicates that we are to cower and avoid conflict, or hide our heads in the sand. We are stay informed, but not become mesmerized by the deluge of scandal on the internet. Our task is to work earnestly, as we were instructed by St. Michael at Fatima 102 years ago, offering everything as a sacrifice. Souls depend on this. Many souls depend on this.

And yet, each day, readers contact me with links to new tidbits offered on other blogs about new outrages, insults to Our Lady and to Our Lord. Sadly, satan’s servants in the Church take particular pleasure in insulting Our Lady on her feastdays. Now, many websites today focus on outrage. And there is no scarcity of outrage in this withering desolation of the St. Gallen Pope. And the revelations have only just begun, much more is to come.

Do not look back

As the Angels warned Lot and his family, “Do not look back.” Understand that this does not mean that you must ignore the crisis, but you must not dwell on it, but instead dwell in the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, where we have our true home. Look on all this as it truly is, not merely an obscene, pornographic satire of the Church hierarchy, but as proof that God has become thoroughly fed up with us, has left us to our own devices and will soon mop the whole place up in the way that He prefers. It will be quite a stunning example of His great and just anger.

When this divine wrath visits us, do you want to be found gazing in morbid fascination at the lurid details of Sodom and its destruction, or do you want to be devoutly adoring and trusting in Him who is our only salvation? Heed the Angels. Lot’s Angels instructed him not to look back but to turn away from Sodom and its destruction.

The Angels’ Advice

The Angel of Fatima, St. Michael has instructed us:

“Do not be afraid! I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me.”

“Kneeling on the ground, he bowed down until his forehead reached the ground. Led by a supernatural impulse, we did the same, and repeated the words which we heard him say:”

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You!”

“Having repeated these words three times, he rose and said:”

“Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications.”

Then, one day when the children were amusing themselves,

‘What are you doing? Pray, pray very much! The Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High.’

” ‘How are we to make sacrifices?’ I asked.”

‘Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your country. I am its Angel Guardian, the Angel of Portugal. 

Above all, accept and bear with submission the suffering which the Lord will send you.’

Towards the end of September or early October, the Angel of Fatima again appeared:

“We beheld the Angel. He was holding a chalice in his left hand, with the Host suspended above it, from which some drops of Blood fell into the chalice.

Leaving the Chalice and the Host suspended in the air, the Angel knelt down beside us and made us repeat three times:”

‘Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly and I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the same Son Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the sacrileges, outrages and indifferences by which He Himself is offended. And by the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.’

“Then, rising, he took the Chalice and the Host in his hands. He gave the Sacred Host to me, and shared the Blood from the Chalice between Jacinta and Francisco, saying as he did so:”

‘Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.’

You know these things – Already we have discussed them so many times! And so we offer up to God our temptation to indulge curiosity – it saddens Our Lord all the more, that we prefer to fill our time with sordid, shocking details instead of spending it consoling Him and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother.

It is our choice: Lot’s Wife disregarded the Angel, and indulged her curiosity; but Francisco, Jacinta and Lùcia obeyed the Angel of Fatima and adored God, offering reparation and obtaining the conversion of many sinners.

Our time here is so precious and so fleeting! Let’s make the best of it and save many, many souls!

NOTE: Already, as we reviewed this post, there were objections, “So you say we should just pray our rosaries and do nothing?!” Answer: 1. Praying the Rosary is not nothing, it is what was asked for. 2. Leaders of the true remnant will arise to lead us in God’s own time. Our spiritual work prepares the way for good leaders. We are to watch and pray, trusting in Our Lady as she has told us. Never have we been told that our salvation and the souls of others depends on our blogging or browsing the internet.

Please, pray the Rosary, for the glory of God, for the love of Our Lady and for the salvation of poor sinners!

  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!
  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
  St. Michael, Archangel of Fatima, 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!

A Mysterious Cloud and a Rain of Flowers

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So much has happened since then, hasn’t it? One hundred and one years ago . . .

By the time of Our Lady’s Fifth Visit to Fatima on September 13, 1917, nearly  30,000 people had gathered at the Cova da Iria. While waiting for noon to arrive, Lúcia led the Rosary for the crowd. At noon, a certain phenomenon announced the arrival of Our Lady to many in the crowd.

“In October I will perform a miracle so that all may believe.”

Again drawing from various sources, but especially from Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité we read:

Among the numerous testimonies describing the marvels which Our Lady wished to accompany Her coming, the most detailed is undoubtedly from Father John Quaresma, who later on became Vicar General of Leiria. He had come there incognito, in secular clothing with two other priests, Fathers Manuel do Carmo Gois and Manuel Pereira da Silva, in the same dress. All three surveyed the events from an elevation at the side of the Cova.  In 1932, Msgr. Quaresma, in a letter to his colleague Msgr. Carmo Gois, recalls the prodigious event of September 13 in all its details:

“On a beautiful September morning we left Leiria in a rickety carriage drawn by an old horse, for the spot where the much discussed apparitions were to take place. Father Gois found the high point of the vast amphitheatre from which we could observe events without approaching too nearly the place where the children were awaiting the apparition. At midday (solar time) there was complete silence. One only heard the murmur of prayers.

“Suddenly there were sounds of jubilation and voices praising the Blessed Virgin. Arms were raised pointing to something in the sky. “Look, don’t you see?” “Yes, yes, I do…!” There was much satisfaction on the part of those who did. There had not been a cloud in the deep blue sky and I too raised my eyes and scrutinized it in case I should be able to distinguish what the others, more fortunate than I, had already claimed to have seen. With great astonishment I saw, clearly and distinctly, a luminous globe, which moved from the east to the west, gliding slowly and majestically through space. My friends also looked and had the good fortune to enjoy the same unexpected and delightful vision. Suddenly the globe, with its extraordinary light, disappeared. Near us was a little girl dressed like Lúcia and more or less the same age. She continued to cry out happily: “I still see it! I still see it! Now it’s coming down!”

“It then began to approach the holm oak of the apparition. Then the sun’s brightness diminished, the atmosphere became golden yellow, like the other times. Some people even reported being able to distinguish the stars in the sky. Lúcia began to speak …

“What does Your Grace want of me?”

“Continue to say the Rosary in order to obtain the end of the war. In October, Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Carmel. Saint Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus in order to bless the world.”

Then, regarding the penitential practice of wearing the coarse rope around their waists, Our Lady told Lúcia:

“God is satisfied with your sacrifices, but He does not want you to sleep with the rope. Wear it only during the day.”

The fourth Memoir adds:

“In October I will perform a miracle so that all may believe.”

Then Our Lady began to rise as usual, and disappeared.

AN AMAZING “RAIN OF FLOWERS”

During the time of the apparition the majority of the pilgrims had enjoyed a marvelous spectacle: they saw falling from Heaven a shower of white petals, or round, shining snowflakes which slowly descended and disappeared as they approached the ground. Here are a few testimonies:

“Very high up we saw little white forms like snow in the air, coming across from the east to the west. One could say they were doves, but we could clearly see that they were not birds. On the slope, to the west, stood Father Joaquim Ferreira Gonzalves das Neves, parish priest of Santa Catarina da Serra… I turned towards him and asked him if he saw something. He said no. I indicated the direction to him, and suddenly he declared that he saw also.”

It was an unheard of phenomenon, which the witnesses were not able to describe very well:  “One might think they were stars”, declared Manuel Gonzalves, from the hamlet of Montelo. Others spoke of a rain of white roses, which vanished at the approach of the ground.

A MYSTERIOUS CLOUD

The Blessed Virgin wished to give the crowd gathered around the holm oak where She was appearing another sign of Her presence:

“A pleasant looking cloud formed around the rustic arch which dominated the little tree-stump. Rising up from the ground, it grew thicker and went up into the air until it was five or six metres high; then it disappeared like smoke that vanishes before the wind.

“A few moments later, similar curls of smoke were formed and disappeared in the same manner, and then a third time.”

“Everything happened as though some invisible thurifers were incensing the Vision liturgically. The three incensations together lasted the whole time of the apparition, that is from ten to fifteen minutes.”

In his letter approving devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, the Bishop of Leiria declared this phenomenon “humanly speaking inexplicable”.

THE LUMINOUS GLOBE GOES BACK UP TO HEAVEN

Not everything was over with yet. At the end of the Apparition, when the Blessed Virgin had finished transmitting Her message, Lúcia  exclaimed: “If you want to see Her, look over there! And she pointed with her finger towards the east. Then once again the luminous globe having an oval form could be seen, going up into the air and leaving the Cova da Iria in the direction of the east.

Here is the conclusion of Msgr. Quaresma’s account:

“After a few minutes, about the duration of the Apparitions, the child began to exclaim again, pointing to the sky: ‘Now it’s going up again!’ And she followed the globe with her eyes until it disappeared in the direction of the sun.”

“What do you think of that globe?” I asked my companion, who seemed enthusiastic at what he had seen. “That it was Our Lady”, he replied without hesitation. It was my undoubted conviction also. The children had contemplated the very Mother of God, while to us it had been given to see the means of transport which had brought Her from Heaven to the inhospitable waste of the Serra de Aire.

“I must emphasize that all those around us appeared to have seen the same thing, for one heard manifestations of joy and praise of Our Lady. But some saw nothing. Near us was a simple devout creature weeping bitterly because she had seen nothing.

“We felt remarkably happy. My companion went from group to group in the Cova and afterwards on the road, gathering information. Those he questioned were of all sorts and kinds and of different social standing, but one and all affirmed the reality of the phenomena which we ourselves had witnessed.”

THE MESSAGE OF THE SIGNS

Far from overwhelming the little seers with interminable discourses which they would not be able to remember, Our Lady showed an admirable pedagogy at Fatima. She contented Herself to humbly take up certain themes, all closely connected, and She repeated them from month to month, each time adding some new element. Thus on October 13, She repeats almost entirely, although in a different way, Her words of September 13. Thus it will be more fruitful to comment on Her last two messages at the same time…

Let us consider what constitutes the originality of this fifth apparition, that is the striking atmospheric signs which accompanied the coming of Our Lady and Her return to Heaven. To be sure, they were first and above all sensible proofs mercifully granted by Her, to convince still more the crowds of the faithful gathered in the Cova da Iria of the reality of Her presence. And in fact these signs would encourage innumerable pilgrims to return for the last rendezvous, to the point where there were almost twice as many, from 50,000 to 80,000!

But the miracles of Our Lord and the signs accomplished by Our Lady of Fatima are not only extraordinary facts which bear witness to their supernatural origin, they are also symbols rich in meaning, the sensible expressions of a mystery… Thus all the surprising marvels of September 13, which filled with joy all those who had the privilege of contemplating them were like a language, the discreet and veiled manifestation of the Immaculate Virgin who during this time appeared in brilliant light to Her three usual confidants. And first of all, this luminous globe which preceded the apparition…

THE IMMACULATE ONE CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN

Yes, such was indeed the clearest conclusion spontaneously drawn by all those who had seen the mysterious luminous globe slowly and majestically gliding into space, going from east to west, to descend finally on the holm oak of the apparition, before going back into space, in the direction of the east. The sign was simple, and its meaning was obvious to all: “It was Our Lady who came!” exclaimed Father Gois. And Father Quaresma explained: “The little shepherds had seen the Mother of God Herself. To us it had been given to see the means of transport, if one may so express it,  which had brought Her from Heaven to the inhospitable waste of the Serra de Aire.”

Frère Michel takes pains in his account to make clear that an essential function of the apparition was to emphasise the reality of the Blessed Virgin’s glorified body appearing there. Not some mystical appearance of a symbolic representation of Mary, but she herself. We need to bear this in mind in order to counteract the pernicious effects of modernism, always to undermine the physical reality of Jesus’s real presence and Mary’s as well.
Despite the modernists, at Fatima as at Lourdes, much evidence allows us to affirm that Heaven visited the earth, the Virgin Mary descended in person in Her risen body to appear to the three shepherds, to transmit Her message to them, and comfort the innumerable crowds with Her invisible presence. Then She went back up to Heaven, resplendent with Light, always towards the east from whence She had come.

This last detail, very well attested by the seers, is still another symbolic trait rich in biblical reminiscences: Does it not remind us of the Spouse in the Canticle of Canticles? “Who is She that cometh forth as the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army in battle array?” (Canticles 6, 9)

THE IMMACULATE ONE, ARK OF THE NEW COVENANT

During all the apparitions since June 13, many witnesses had noticed a thin white cloud, very pleasant to look at, forming above the holm oak. It remained there for the whole duration of the apparition, before gently going up in the sky towards the east, before finally disappearing. In August, almost everybody could see it. The same phenomenon took place on September 13, but in an even more lavish manner, since the unusual cloud formed and then disappeared three times in a row, during the ten minutes Our Lady had spoken to the children.

This mysterious cloud which enveloped the apparition, as if to manifest its presence while concealing it at the same time, does it not remind us once again of the great biblical theophanies? Certainly, for from the giving of the law to Moses on Sinai to the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor, the cloud always appears in sacred history as the symbol and sensible expression of the divine Presence. But how can we explain the fact that a creature, even the most sublime, the Blessed Virgin, could manifest Herself in the glorious aura of a specifically divine attribute?

The answer is rich in mystical significance and is taught in the Gospel of St. Luke, by way of allusion but still quite clearly: through a series of hints that the exegetes have perfectly grasped, the Evangelist identifies the Virgin Mary with the Ark of the Covenant. This Ark, hidden under the Tent, was like a movable sanctuary, the place where Yahweh had fixed His residence, accompanying Israel in its wanderings; and the Cloud manifested His presence. As soon as the Ark was introduced, we read in the Book of Exodus, “the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.” (Ex. 40:34-35) After the building of the Temple by Solomon, the Ark was solemnly carried in by the priests to the Holy of Holies. And finally, it is by the Cloud that Yahweh manifests that He is taking possession of His Temple, and establishes His abode there.

Now the symbolism is clear: by manifesting Herself in the cloud in each of Her apparitions, did not Our Lady wish to signify to us one of the most sublime aspects of Her mystery? In these three clouds observed on September 13 and October 13, which also remind us of the triple incensation in the liturgy, the Immaculate Virgin shows us that She is the Abode and the Temple of God, the Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity, and the Ark of the New Covenant. In addition to Her message, it seems that at Fatima the Virgin Mary wished to teach us, in an incomparable synthesis, and in both a sensible and symbolic manner, all the highest perfections of Her personal vocation, already chanted for many centuries by the liturgy of the Church: “Ark of the Covenant, pray for us!”

THE  IMMACULATE  ONE,  DISPENSER  OF  A  SHOWER  OF  GRACES

As for the gracious shower of rose petals or snowflakes, the significance can be grasped immediately. The symbolism is so natural that the expression “a shower of graces” has become commonplace. For example, we need only recall the beautiful words of St. Therese of the Child Jesus who, planning to spend her Heaven doing good on earth, said to her sister: “You’ll see, it will be like a shower of roses.”

At Rue du Bac, Our Lady had declared to St. Catherine Laboure: “Come to the foot of this altar. Here, graces will be poured out on everybody who will ask for them with confidence.” Is it not the same pressing invitation that Our Lady wished to express at the Cova da Iria, by the eloquent symbol of a preternatural rain? Unquestionably yes. And as if to encourage the pilgrims to come en masse to this blessed place, where she showered Her graces profusely, she renewed the same prodigy of this mysterious rain on May 13, 1918, and one more time, on May 13, 1924: this time Bishop da Silva of Leiria was at the Cova da Iria and could bear witness to it himself.

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN AND HAVE BELIEVED!

And yet, Msgr. Quaresma writes, “some people saw nothing at all.” “It seems that the proportion of those who saw nothing was about a third of the total”, Canon Barthas’ remarks. Did Our Lady wish to try their faith? It seems likely. Far from favoring only the believers, or those who intensely desired to finally see tangible proofs of the supernatural character of the events, many of them did not notice any extraordinary phenomenon that day. The privation of this consolation was a hard trial for them! It remained for them to have blind confidence in the words of Our Lady, and to continue firmly hoping to be more fortunate on October 13; for She had promised since July 13, and repeated this promise to the seers on September 13: “In October, I will perform a miracle so that all may see and believe.”

Carefully note Our Lady’s choice of words, “So that all may believe.”!  Here is the Immaculate Mother of God affirming that Fatima is a message for all. That is, Fatima is not simply a private revelation that we may choose to ignore!

You have only to look around you to see the depths to which our society has fallen. The Message of Fatima was a warning that has been largely unheeded and therefore its promises will tragically be missed by the largest part of humanity. As I survey this sad scene around me, it is as if I see a man dying of thirst in the desert; he is within reach of the cool, resfreshing water of an oasis but will not consider it, for he has determined it does not exist; there can be no oasis, he insists, because it is a mirage.  It never crosses his mind that perhaps he has misjudged, and so, he perishes.

 

Please note: the above post quotes extensively from Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, whose books can be downloaded for free from archive.org, here:

The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. 1

The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. 2

The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. 3

The three links to archive.org should give you nice, clean readable text, unlike other links given previously. I downloaded them as epub files for mac and as mobi files for Kindle and highly recommend their readability. The Kindle version has a very good linked table of contents. I hope they will prove useful to you.

And also from two excellent ebooks by KIC, which I highly recommend:

Fatima: The Signs and Secrets Kindle Edition

Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words: The Memoirs of Sister Lucia, the Last Fatima Visionary Kindle Edition

Thank you for reading! I pray for you always.

May Our Lady of the Rosary, the Immaculata, Queen of Heaven, be our refuge and bring us safely to heaven!

  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!
  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
  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!

Family Prayer for Protection in Storms

 

For those in the projected path, please consider enthroning images of the  Sacred and Immaculate Hearts in your home, and consecrating your family and yourself.  If you do not have an image of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, there are many good sites for them to download and print.  It has been given to Our Lady to defeat satan and his minions, consecrate yourself to her and trust her. She never forsakes her children!

 

Blessing in Tempests
O Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful Savior, save us from the wrath of storms, lightning and hurricanes. Amen.

℣.From lightning, hail and bad weather
℟. Safeguard us, O Lord Jesus Christ.
℣. Show us, Lord, Thy mercy.
℟. And grant us Thy healing.
℣. O Lord, hear my prayer.
℟. And let my cry come unto Thee.
℣. The Lord be with you.
℟. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.
We beseech Thee, Almighty God, by the intercession of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, the Holy Angels, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Virgins, Widows and all thy Saints: that Thou wouldst grant us continual protection, send us clement weather, and pour out from heaven upon us sinners Thy protection against lightning and storms; that by the power of Thy right hand, Thou wouldst crush the powers of the air, which are ever envious of the human race. Through the same Christ our Lord.
℟. Amen.

Let us pray.
O God, Who is served by all creatures and Who established these movements of the air to the worship of Thy majesty, grant us the peace of Thy mercy, and keep the terrors of the air subdued; that we may experience the tranquility of those elements whose wrath we fear. Through the same Christ our Lord.
℟. Amen.

℣. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
℟. Now and forever.
℣. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
℟. Who created heaven and earth.

May the Blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost come down upon us, this place and the fruits of the earth, and remain forever. ℟. Amen.

Family Prayer for Protection in the Storm

O Holy and merciful God, who rules the earth and sea, and commands the wind, the waves, and every force of nature, have mercy on Thy children, who are helpless before the wrathful weather, which threatens our homes and families. Lord Jesus, we turn to Thee as the Apostles did when frightened by the storm on the Sea of Galilee, trusting that if Thou wilt, Thou canst calm the storm and save us from all danger.

Most Blessed Virgin Mary, most merciful and loving Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and by His infinite mercy, our own Mother too, intercede for us in this great peril. Mediatrix of grace, grant us grace to offer all trials and dangers to Our Lord Jesus Christ through thine Immaculate Heart for love of Him, for reparation for sins, for the conversion of sinners and for our Pope and priests. Amen.

Prayer for God’s Blessing in Danger of Storms

(We pray this as we walk inside the house, pausing at each window and door.  At each , make the Sign of the Cross with Holy Water)

 Jesus Christ, the King of Glory has come in Peace.
 God became man,
  The Word was made flesh.
 Christ was born of Mary the Virgin.
 Christ went through their midst in Peace,
 Christ suffered.
 Christ was crucified.
 Christ died.
 Christ rose from the dead.
 Christ ascended into Heaven.
 Christ conquers.
 Christ reigns.
 Christ commands.
 Christ is with us with Mary, His Mother.
 May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning.
 Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root David, has won!
 Holy God!
 Holy Powerful God!
 Holy Immortal God!
 Have mercy on us. Amen.

Let us pray,
Pater, Ave, and Gloria.

Eternal Father, by the Blood of Jesus have mercy; sign us with the Blood of the Immaculate Lamb Jesus Christ, as You signed  the people of Israel, in order to deliver them from death: and Mary, Mother of mercy, pray to God and appease Him for us, and obtain for us the grace we ask.

Save us, Christ our Savior, by the virtue of Thy holy cross; Who did save Peter in the sea, have mercy on us. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, merciful Savior, we place our trust in Thee!
Immaculate and Merciful Heart of Mary, our Mother, pray for us!

Additionally, in times of danger to our families, the Glorious Mysteries of Our Lady’s Rosary are a great comfort. Children especially, benefit from the focus on the Victory of Our Lord Jesus Christ  and the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother.

If you have devotions and would like to share them, please let us know. Thank you!

 † . 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.

The Holy Name of Mary, Mother of God

Today we honor the Holy Name of Mary, the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and by His infinite mercy, our Mother as well.  Our Lord has entrusted us to her Immaculate Heart. We honor her today and make reparation for those so unfortunate as to disdain her, especially those within the church. This is a good opportunity to make reparation for blasphemy against her that so offends Our Lord Jesus Christ.

St. Bernard of Clairveaux on the Holy Name of Mary

O man, whoever you are, if you realize that in the whirlwind of this world, far from walking on firm ground, you are driven hither and thither by storms and tempests, turn not your eyes from this bright Star, if you do not want to be swallowed up by the hurricane. If the winds of temptation are stirred up, if you encounter dangers and tribulations, look at the Star, and invoke Mary: “respice Stellam, voca Mariam”!

If you are shaken by waves of pride, ambition, criticism or jealousy, look at the Star and invoke Mary! If anger, avarice, or the seductions of the flesh stir up a storm in your soul, cast a glance towards Mary, “respice ad Mariam”. If troubled by the enormity of your crimes, confused by the weight of the sins on your conscience, you feel yourself slipping into the whirlpool of sadness and the abyss of despair, then think of Mary, “cogita Mariam”. In perils, in anguish, in perplexity, think of Mary, invoke Mary. Let Her name be constantly on your lips, let it never leave your heart…

In 1930, Our Lord explained to Sister Lúcia that the reason for Five First Saturdays of Reparation was there are five offenses to the Blessed Virgin; among these blasphemies against her are most prevalent today. In addition to our First Saturdays devotion, the Litany to the Holy Name of Mary is a good way to make reparation.

Prayer of 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 that sacrifice; 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, 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.

The Name of Mary at the Hour of Death

O Mary, my tender Mother, imprint thy Name, with that of Jesus, upon the inmost recesses of my heart. Obtain for me of God, in my last hour, to utter thy blessed Name and that of thy Son, with lively faith and ardent love, in order that by the virtue of these holy Names, the enemies of my salvation may be put to flight, and I may resign my soul into the hands of my Heavenly Father. Amen.

Continue reading “The Holy Name of Mary, Mother of God”

Roman Catholic Faithful, back in the fray!

GREAT NEWS!

The Roman Catholic Faithful has reformed and after their hiatus, appear to be fitter than ever and I am thrilled to see them rejoin the work. It is clear that now is the perfect time for them to apply their valuable experience to this herculean task. Please bookmark their website, go there often and support them as much as you possibly can. I will put a link in the sidebar as soon as possible. This is such encouraging news!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: media@rcf.org

(PETERSBURG, IL. September 8, 2018) — In July of 2009, the Board Members of Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc. elected to suspend operations after twelve years of fighting corruption in the Catholic Church. Said Stephen Brady, founder and president of RCF, “Our organization began after we learned that the bishop of Springfield, Illinois, the late Daniel Ryan, was paying young male prostitutes for sex. Soon calls for our assistance came from around the U.S. We sponsored a number of symposia in cities across the country, and we picketed the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on at least two occasions.

“We were privileged to receive the sage advice of holy priests such as Fr. John Hardon, Fr. Charles Fiore, Fr. Peter Mascari, and the legendary Fr. Malachi Martin,” Mr. Brady explained. “Yet, we closed our doors after we became convinced that clerical corruption could not be fought simply on a piecemeal basis on a local level; rather, it became clear that the greater part of the post-conciliar Church had lost the Faith. We urged our supporters to attend the Traditional Mass whenever possible, to recite the daily Rosary, to live the life of grace and to pray very hard for the reform of the Church.” (RCF’s “goodbye letter” can be found at http://rcf.org/RCFgoodbye.pdf)

However, Mr. Brady continued, “The events that have unfolded during the last several months, most particularly the report of the grand jury that investigated the sexual molestation of children in Pennsylvania, have led us to believe that we must once more jump into the fray. It has become impossible for us to stand idle after reading the grand jury report (available at http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/local/report-on-pennsylvania-church-sex-abuse/2319/). The various committees and commissions proposed by several bishops can be counted on to be a complete waste of time and money. This amounts to the wolves investigating the wolves.”

In the past, RCF not only addressed immorality among the clergy, but also fought diocesan heterodox teaching and liturgical abuses. These things, although important to its members, will no longer be included in RCF’s active mission.

Said Mr. Brady, “We have one mission now – to expose the network of sexual immorality among the Catholic clergy in the United States, and most importantly to expose the bishops and cardinals who have enabled their crimes. If we work on this project for ten years, and spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars, and save only one child from being molested, we will have considered our work a success. Frankly, though, we anticipate doing much better.”

In closing, Mr. Brady stated, “And now a word to the bishops and cardinals in the United States:
“We are going to put the dioceses and episcopal sees of each of you under a microscope. We are willing to crawl into the darkest dens of depravity where children are molested and expose this entire network and enterprise to the public. To those of you bishops and cardinals willing to assist us and cooperate, we thank you in advance. For those of you who will oppose our crusade, let me make this clear – we are going to name names and take whatever remedial action we find necessary, including picketing, urging boycotts of financial contributions by parishioners and….well, let’s just say we have a few other ideas as well.”

Mr. Brady concluded, “For assistance in this fight the Roman Catholic Faithful ask for the help of Almighty God and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The website for Roman Catholic Faithful is:  https://rcf.org

 

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!”

To schedule an Interview or to speak with Stephen Brady, please contact media@rcf.org.

Thank you, Dr. Elizabeth Wickham for passing this information on to me.

God made you like this

 

Pope Francis explains what is happening and why.

No, he has not broken his self-righteous silence, but if we look back on a recent event, we may understand his motives. Pope Francis is not going to back down from his complicity with the Lavender/St. Gallen Mafia which put him in office. In the first place, he is as he boasts, “by the will of Christ Himself – the supreme Pastor and Teacher of all the faithful”. And that he enjoys, “supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church”.

In the second place, he believes that for an older homosexual man to force his will on a young, but physically mature boy is beneficial to the boy. This is not a new concept, it is thousands of years old. And today, sodomy between a man and a boy is a well respected tradition of initiation within the very circles that have gained control in the Church.  As we explained in The Pitchman“:

“God made you like this”

“Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”

Pope Francis said that during an interview with Juan Carlos Cruz, one of the victims in in the Chilean clerical sex abuse scandal. Cruz, who now declares himself a homosexual, is thus lauded by Pope Francis in a way that echoes the talking points of NAMBLA.

According to NAMBLA, one of their stated goals includes: “to educate society about the positive and beneficial nature of man/boy love, and to support men and boys involved in consensual sexual and emotional relationships with each other.”

Passing strange isn’t it? The Vicar of Christ speaking as though he were a “card-carrying” member of NAMBLA, (the North American Man Boy Love Association). They firmly avow that they are doing young men a service; as one member once assured me, “I was making good citizens of them.”

Pope Francis uttered that blasphemous lie in the same breath with which he assured Cruz that he is the Pope. That is to say, he used his position as Vicar of Christ to deceive a young victim of a homosexual priest-predator.

Oh yes, Juan Carlos Cruz must “be happy” with who he is, for “God” made him that way. Whose “God” might that be? Why, the “God” of Pope Francis, of course. This demonstrates to us that this pope will not in any substantive way hinder the homosexual agenda in the Church. And Catholics throughout the Church are angry and betrayed as they should be. He does not believe that he can be removed from his position. “Supreme Pastor and Teacher of all the faithful!”

Most Catholic commentators realize this, and are in favor of the civil and criminal investigations which are cropping up across the United States and beginning in other countries as well.  Their sentiments were reflected by a commentator I admire very much, Rorate’s Joseph Shaw, “Yes, let it all come out, even if some of the abusers turn out to be people we like and have trusted. As St Catherine of Siena said: “We’ve had enough exhortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues – I see the world is rotten because of silence.” (LINK)

Of course, he is right. These sins do cry out to heaven and the truth must be told. But we should bear in mind also that there is an agenda behind this.  We will soon see this crisis used to strip the Church of her properties, her wealth and her very last shred of dignity. And tragically, our Pope of Affliction will do not one thing to defend the pure and holy Bride of Christ. For this is the hour of Judas, and the power of darkness. The ancient enemy of Christ and His Church holds all the power of the world’s nations, as well as all the earthly power in the Church. Since those who lead the Church now and even most of the laity, no longer believe in the spiritual power of the Church, no longer wish to avail themselves of the powerful but humble weapons given to them by Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima, it seems that we must proceed, as Jesus Christ our Savior did, to trudge the path to Calvary. How long, oh Lord, how long?

†  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 Immaculata.

Note to my friends and loyal readers. I have worked overly hard to share with you an interpretation of what is happening and why it is happening in order to emphasise one thing only. All of this, every single item of every event that is occurring is for one reason only. In every event, God Who loves you so much that He willed to save you at the cost of His suffering and death, wants you to turn from your own ways of doing things, your own solutions to your problems, and avail yourself of His mercy and Hig generous graces, which are ONLY to be found in the one, true faith He established.

The Church remains pure and holy, even as Her founder, Our Lord Jesus Christ. When He lay in the dirt, bruised, bleeding, spit upon and seeming defeated, He remained the pure and spotless Victim, offered for our sins. And when His dead body was laid in our Blessed Mother’s arms, even then, He was preparing His Resurrection. The devil rejoiced to see His broken body and His Sorrowful Mother’s copious bitter tears. He rejoices now, as he sees Catholics fleeing the Church in disgust.

By leaving, they deprive themselves of the sanctifying grace which is essential for their soul’s survival in these times. Despite what they may think, sanctifying grace, the true life of God for your soul, only comes from the true sacraments in the true church. Those who have broken from the faith are abandoning the only means for their salvation. We are obligated to pray and offer penance for them, but do not look back at them.

Let them go, for Our Lord knows His own and they know Him. Those who insist on following Him in their own way, well, they are dross, let them go. Only by obedience to God’s merciful message of Fatima, through devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, ever obedient, will we be saved.

Please do not allow others to mislead you by spreading errors about the Society of St. Pius X. It is the true Remnant that will save the Church. Do not take my word but pray your Rosary and Our Lady will lead you to the Truth!

I will rest a while but have arranged for several re-posts of popular articles at the appropriate time. I do hope that you will continue to pray for our priests who are suffering a white martyrdom now, perhaps to prepare them for what is to follow.

I pray for you always, thank you for reading.

Grace Has Fled

Grace has indeed fled, as it did in the betrayal at Gethsemane, the Judas Hour. St. Peter, ever the man of action, struck Malchus, and in his zeal, would have led the disciples into yet another unsuccessful rebellion which would have ended the Church right at the beginning. But Jesus replaced the ear of the High Priest’s servant in order that the will of the Father might be obeyed. Peter, the first Pope, refused to follow Our Lord’s example of obedience, he fled and denied Our Lord. You see, that unpleasant word, obedience, simply will not vanish! For Jesus leads us to victory by obedience, through martyrdom if necessary as we noted in the conclusion of our last post.

In his prophetic book, “The Vatican”, Father Malachi Martin tells us through his protagonist, Cardinal Lansing:

“Grace is the first fruit of the Spirit (that) Christ sent into the world. If grace has fled, it is because we have made its bearer unwelcome. Now, like John of the Cross, we must work in our very souls to make it welcome again – not as a visitor merely, but as chief resident in this Church. … Most of all, We must pray. And we must do penance. And then pray some more. And do still more penance. … Unless  we do that, then in all our strategies and plans to outwit our enemies we will be just as they are. And if that happens, there will be no reasons any longer to fight them. They will have won, no matter who ends up with the power.”

In his semi-fictional bestseller,  “The Vatican”,  Fr. Martin reveals to us the way that the secret societies behind international banking gained control over the Church and nearly brought her to destruction.  The hero, Father Richard “Rico” Lansing, eventually becomes Cardinal, then in a dramatic turn of events, he is nominated for the papacy. He explains the “Bargain” which allows international freemasonry (described as the “International Assembly”) to control the Vatican finances.

Speaking to the Cardinals in conclave, Cardinal Lansing says,

“Our struggle is and always has been over one thing: power. Not the power of classes. Not ecclesiastical or social or political power. But the very same power St. Paul singled out at the very beginning of Rome’s history. The power of one brilliant fallen Archangel and his hordes. The power of darkness.

“And as that Apostle pointed out, our struggle with that power can be waged only with the weapons given to us by Christ, whose servants we are. Moral power is ours. Spiritual power is ours. That is all. And that is enough.”

Lansing then reviewed the papacies of the past five popes of his time, fictional counterparts of Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II. He continued,

“Marking the pontificates of each of those men was one fatal error, the use of their spiritual office to obtain leverage in the political, and diplomatic, and civic, and cultural worlds; and then using that leverage instead of the spiritual power and moral authority that was uniquely theirs.”

“And here, Your Eminences, we are at the root cause of our pain, our struggle, and our own deathly peril: our failure and the failure of our popes, to use the Church’s spiritual power to exercise its moral authority.”

Father Martin, through the character Cardinal Lansing then makes the point that eleven pontiffs were given the Bargain to sign and all did so. “Each of these pontiffs mortgaged the power of Christ’s Church to the power of Mammon.”  …

“This Bargain is about power. … Under the Holy Spirit of Christ, you are here to decide only one thing: on whom that same Spirit should confer that plenitude of divine power which Christ conferred on Peter the Apostle, and has conferred on all of Peter’s successors in this diocese of Rome. Power to forgive. Power to obligate. Power to teach. Power to decide the right and the wrong of all human affairs. Power for the peace of God. Power to war on God’s enemies. Power despite weakness. Power in the absence of holiness.”

“If any one of our popes, if any of us, or those who came before us, had used our power, Christ’s power in us, with half the zeal and dedication as the Assembly had used its power, the entire history of the Church and the world in the twentieth century would have been different. … Once and for all, then, let us refuse to … strike yet another bargain … with the world. A bargain by which we obligate ourselves to make the Church as like as possible to the world around it. … Because in this whole cosmos there can be no bargain, even a temporary one, between God and Mammon, … between God’s Church and God’s enemies.”

Continue reading “Grace Has Fled”

The Judas Hour

 

There is a great danger at this time, in seeking secular means to address spiritual problems, such as the deeply spiritual plague of unchaste, faithless clergy. Even the “good bishops” who are speaking out now have failed to use the spiritual means given by God through our Blessed Mother to renew and restore the faith. And now, the civil government which serves the forces of evil that war against the Church, are moving to investigate what the episcopacy has so stubbornly concealed these past decades, with the inevitable result of the Church being denuded of her facade of respectability, stripped of her wealth and worldly possessions, exactly as we have often recounted these past several years.

New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri, and soon the rest of the states will follow. We alluded to this in “Shoring up the ruins”, for it is quite clear that the Bergoglian Vatican has been preparing for this. It is not merely an American problem, it is to sweep throughout the world and leave the Chuch in ruins.

The Word of God tells us that towards the end of time the power of this world will became so irresistible and so triumphant that the Church of God will sink underneath its hand … It will be deprived of protection. It will be weakened, baffled, and prostrate, and will lie bleeding at the feet of the powers of this world.” (Cardinal Manning)

Let’s take a moment to remind ourselves of a few things we have covered earlier.

  • The message of Fatima was a warning – the Third Part of the Secret, the Spiritual Chastisement, foretold an apostate pope and a massive falling away from the faith.
  • Both Paul VI and Benedict XVI spoke of the Church becoming a miniscule percent of humanity.
  • Many approved revelations foretell of a plague of priests who betray their vocations.
  • The material Chastisement including the perpetual and ever escalating wars, will continue until her demands are fulfilled.
  • Our Lady of Fatima warned that if God’s requests (They were His requests, she was the messenger) were not observed, Russia would spread her errors over all the world.
  • Sister Lucia confirmed that if Our Lady’s request was not heeded Russia would rule America, as well.

From those points, we can draw some conclusions.

  • We have arrived at the stage of the Apostate Pope and a massive defection from the faith.
  • We have not quite reached the stage where the Church becomes nearly extinct, but are on the brink of it.
  • There is much misunderstanding on the last two points on Russia.That is because it is essential to the satanic forces that we be cast into confusion on this vital subject.
  • The errors of Russia did not die when the U.S.S.R. broke up. Although this is denied by many respected traditional Catholics, communism (satanic marxism/leninism) did not ever die and will not die until it is crushed by the Blessed Virgin, to whom it has been given. It merely rebranded and continued to permeate every aspect of western society. Socialism, marxism, scientific materialism, humanism, and liberation theology, no matter the label, the same diabolical force is at work.  In any form, it is satanic, anti-life and anti-Christ in all its aspects.
  • Sister Lucia’s prophecy about Russia and the United States of America has come true as will be apparent within the year, possibly.

Consider that what we see now in the clergy sex abuse scandals was intended all along. In an earlier article, we reported that  the Bergoglian Vatican has been working to shelter the wealth of dioceses all over the world in anticipation of the coming attacks on Church properties and assets. The governments of many countries have long desired to strip her riches from the Church and now their self-righteous anger gives the excuse they wished for. The diabolical forces in Spain come to mind, but their number is legion.

As we have discussed, the hammer of islam may well be just the perfect tool to destroy the surviving monuments of Christianity in Europe and elsewhere. Perhaps soon, the devastation of many cities in Europe as was foretold in the prophecies.

Pope Francis will stand his ground, insisting that he is “by the will of Christ Himself – the supreme Pastor and Teacher of all the faithful”. And that he enjoys, “supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church”. He believes that no one can stop him. He may be right, for it seems that it is the Judas hour and the power of darkness. 

Is there any Bishop, Archbishop or Cardinal calling for the faithful to follow his lead in returning to the true message of Fatima?  Has anyone called for the requested First Saturdays of Reparation? Has any Bishop announced he will promote in his diocese true devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary? Sister Lucia explained what is needed in 1957: devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Most Holy Mother, consists in considering Her as the seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon, and as the certain door by which we are to enter Heaven.”

Which Bishop will come forward and announce that henceforth, he will retire his coat of arms and replace it with the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and will command that every church and chapel in his see enthrone these Sacred Hearts, and display the same banners while proclaiming the devotion of total consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Is there any Bishop who will lead his diocese in devotion to the Immaculate Heart, personally promote her rosaries of reparation, her brown scapular? Who will personally lead the children to Our Lady? Who will cast from his diocese sex education that corrupts their tender souls?

Appointing committees and speaking in vague terms about fasting and prayers is really not the answer. Name what it is that you are repenting of! Name the sins! Publicly repent of them!

If any Bishop asserts he intends to heal his diocese of these ills, but does not obey the plan offered by heaven, he is persisting in disobedience and therefore his actions will fail, and in most cases, merely allow the ancient enemy to gain strength. Through the long and complex history of the Church, as the faith began to fail, God sent messengers to call His children to repentance, reparation and return to obedience in the faith. Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Immaculate Mother have offered us the means and the Church has spurned it.

To continue to spurn the message of Fatima is to provoke the justice of God. We do this at great peril to our immortal souls.

Today, we close with a quote from Apocalypse, Chapter 6.

” . . . when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost Thou not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

And white robes were given to every one of them one; and it was said to them, that they should rest for a little time, till their fellow servants, and their brethren, who are to be slain, even as they, should be filled up. And I saw, when he had opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair: and the whole moon became as blood: And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree casteth its green figs when it is shaken by a great wind:

And the heaven departed as a book folded up: and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains:

And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?

Please return to the message of Fatima, and encourage others to do so. It is not an insignificant thing for us to stand firm, offering our widow’s mite of small penances with all the love and sorrow of our repentent hearts. For God sees what is hidden, and Our Lady’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart is with us always, and will lead us safely to the heaven of His love forever. The rest is dross and will soon pass away.

  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!
  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
  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!

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