While doing a quick review of favorite sites, I came across an article by Anthony Wagner on Lifesite News. It was an excellently written piece but that is not the reason for mentioning it now. It is because it put me in mind of a quote from a post of evensong’s, “The Mystery of Iniquity“.
“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)
Here is an excerpt from Wagner’s article and see if it does not follow up quite nicely on Cardinal Manning’s prophecy.
“The …appearance of the seagulls, who scavenge on any filth they can find, is actually not new to St. Peter’s Square during this pontificate. In the adjoining piazza and around the colonnade, passers-by have been shocked at the degradation and squalor that emerges there at night. The seagulls descend on the headquarters of the Church and pick at rubbish bins, leaving debris strewn across the sidewalks and roads.
“The homeless are allowed to bed down under main thoroughfares and archways, on the outskirts of the colonnade and in front of the Holy See press office. Often they are drunk and disorderly, sometimes threatening passing tourists hoping to get a shot of the basilica.”
Wagner notes that Pope Francis has “created a culture of homelessness around the Vatican” and then remarks that “Some have called the miserable scene ‘apocalyptic.’
But the money quote from this excellent article is this:
“And yet the general waste and degeneration, the screaming, scavenging birds circling over the Vatican like a dead carcass, is perhaps highly symbolic of this pontificate, one that many see leading the Church in the direction of a kind of death. And all the time that the degradation and squalor continue in the Church — both physically and morally — no one is really speaking up and coming to her rescue.”
Now readers, you know the reason no one is able to come to the rescue, for Cardinal Manning explained it well:
“If the barrier which has hindered the development of the principle of antichristian disorder has been the Divine power of Jesus Christ our Lord, incorporated in the Church and guided by his Vicar, then no hand is mighty enough, and no will is sovereign enough to take it out of the way, but only the hand and the will of the incarnate Son of God Himself.”
Now, the Son of God Who removed the barrier to the Ancient Enemy is also the only One with power to drive out the Enemy. And He has informed us clearly that this task has been given to the Immaculata, Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima.
This Saturday is the Feast of the Epiphany – the Manifestation of our Savior, Christ the King and is, as well, the very first First Saturday of Reparation of this new year. Please consider doing what you can to make it the very best day of reparation you can offer to Our Lord Jesus Christ through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Obey Our Lady! So much depends on it.
†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.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!
It is most important to understand that the devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Christ the King, and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are all of a piece, as it were, and in no way are separate, disparate, or contradictory. And these are inseparable as well from the Mass and particularly, the Holy Eucharist. Furthermore, it is essential to grasp that the requests, demands really, of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus, as relayed by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1689, still stand today, more than three centuries after they were made known. Once God has uttered a request, it does not cease to be simply because centuries pass while Catholics turn an indifferent ear to them.
What I had hoped to do in the earlier post was demonstrate the reason Christ Our Lord made His request of the King of France. It was because of the importance of the French Monarchy, as a worldly force established by the will of God for the glory and protection of Christ’s Church. I refer readers to the writings of Solange Hertz as previously cited.
St. Pius X tells us in Vehementer, “The Creator of mankind is also the Founder of human societies, and He preserves them just as He maintains individuals in existence.” God sent Joan of Arc to make this clear. Her mission was precisely to establish the fact that France was a nation constituted by God under a king who was Jesus Christ’s designated lieutenant. Thus, we see that God first sent St. Joan to aid France, then sent St. Margaret Mary with a message from His Sacred Heart. The engineer of destruction for the latter message was the deceitful Jesuit superior who refused to comply. I will not expand on this now, but it is documented by Hertz in Utopia Nowhere.
At the risk of oversimplifying, I will just state that if Pope Pius XI had only obeyed the commands of the Immaculate Mother of God at Fatima, instead of separating that requested devotion from devotion to the Sacred Heart and Christ the King, he would have been able to fulfill both the demands of the Immaculate Heart and the demands of her Son. Instead of the ever-expanding reign of the evils of satanic marxism, we could have had the glorious reign of Christ the King, through the Immaculata, as Our Lord Himself had so desired.
And what are we to think of France? The Kingdom of France, established by King Clovis was consecrated by him to Christ’s Kingship forever by constitutional law. The document’s preamble begins with, “The illustrious Nation of the Franks, having God for Founder,” and closes by praying that, “the Lord Jesus Christ direct those who govern in the way of piety.” When France’s king failed to submit to the request of its true ruler, Christ the King, it fell to apostasy. Of this, Pope St. Pius X prophesied: “she who had made an alliance with God,” would one day repent and “bear My Name before all peoples and all the kings of the earth.”God’s gifts being without repentance, we may believe that the return to natural law will begin with the conversion of regicide France. (Solange Hertz, “Utopia Nowhere”, loc 1101-1105)
“Fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known.”
Our natural inclination is to turn away from what is especially degrading. we want to cover our revered leaders when they appear before the world in shameful, naked disarray, protect them from the scorn of the hateful world. And so Catholics have attempted, with little success to shore up the ruins as our “Holy Fathers” have continued to shelter and even promote the most pernicious evils within the bosom of the Church. The result has been disastrous, of that there can be no doubt and the evil within has grown in the shadows and now is bursting forth, as was inevitable.
In previous posts we have discussed the latest scandal at the Vatican, and suggested reference to St. Catherine of Siena. Today, we will close with considering the foregoing in light of the prophecies of Pope Leo XIII and Cardinal Manning.
The fact that Msgr. Capozzi partied in regal splendor in the same apartment that Cardinal Ratzinger lived in when he was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and drove a luxury car with the very prized Vatican plates, making him immune from police searches proves that he was highly regarded by powerful Vatican personages. Without that indulgent support of a Prince of the Church, Capozzi could not have had his orgies, or the flat, or the luxury car he used for drug smuggling. Thus, whether or not Pope Francis admits it, this scandal is laid at his humble feet. It would be a serious mistake to disregard the importance of this episode.
a reliable senior member of the curia has told the Register that he has heard from “multiple sources” that the story is true, including from another senior curial figure. He said the extent of homosexual practice in the Vatican has “never been worse,” despite efforts begun by Benedict XVI to root out sexual deviancy from the curia after the Vatileaks scandal of 2012.
“The precise details of the reported events in the CDF therefore remain open to question, but the substance of the story appears to be true. If so, many would find such behavior taking place in the Holy Office not only unconscionable but also highly sacrilegious.
And so, we see that under Pope Francis, homosexual activity in the Vatican “has never been worse” and that even to seasoned observers of the tragic auto-demolition of the faith, this latest sordid event is deemed sacrilegious. Yet most Catholic media either downplay the event or ignore it entirely. You see in so much of the coverage the unsubstantiated claim that “Pope Francis is furious!” Note that Bergoglio’s purported “fury” does not clarify whether Pope Francis is furious that homosexual prelates are dragging the Vatican into the gutters or whether he is furious because this sordid episode came to light. But since Bergoglio has chosen to live in the Guest House of his intimate friend Msgr. Ricca, and even to promote him to Prelate of the Vatican Bank, one must suspect it is the latter cause which perturbs his serenity.
Today, we’ll follow up on some loose ends from our last post, explaining them in the light of current trends in the Bergoglian Vatican.
From Chapter 9, The Apocalypse, verses 1-5, we read:
“And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit: and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit. And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power: And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree: but only the men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads. And it was given unto them that they should not kill them; but that they should torment them five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man.”
As we stated previously, Paul VI was the Fallen Star to whom the key to hell had been given. The Fallen Star was given a key, with which he opened the bottomless pit. The smoke of the pit arose, darkening the sun, and out of the smoke came locusts. The darkness of the sun is a spiritual disorientation, thus, another reference to the conciliar church. The locusts could not harm any green thing, but only harm “men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads”. The reference to not harming “any green thing” refers to being unable to harm those with living faith, that is, truly faithful Catholics. The scripture reference to five months indicates that these locusts will only hold power for a limited time. We believe that the five months indicates the roughly 50 years of the infestation of the Church by the spiritual, moral, and financial corruption of Popes John, Paul and their successors, culminating in this current occupant, the Pope of Affliction.
Although John XXIII during his brief reign, did much to set the stage for the current mess in the Vatican, it was Paul VI who really got the homosexual and satanic powers established. On his watch, several transforming trends raced through the church, contributing to the current disaster. We all know the role Paul VI had in corrupting the Mass and the sacraments, abolishing the Oath Against Modernism and so on. But Paul achieved so much more for his Master!
In addition to his promotion of the modernist heresy throughout the Church, Paul VI’s homosexuality encouraged the homosexual priest networks throughout the world. The best sources I have found for this are Atila Guimaraes’ “Vatican II, Homosexuality and Pedophilia” (especially beginning with p. 157) and Randy Engels’ Volume V of “The Rite of Sodomy“. That last is available on Kindle and if you do not have the stamina to read her entire work on this painful subject, this one volume is the essential one. I cannot recommend it enough! Additionally, the following link is very helpful in understanding the transformational accomplishments of Pope Paul VI: Chiesa Viva.
On another front as well, Paul VI was instrumental in his efforts to attack the Church on behalf of his true master. This was the Vatican Bank and its ties to the deep corruption of international finance. The heresies, the homosexuality and the financial corruptions are all flowing together in the tide of sewage let loose in the Vatican by John XXIII, vivified by Paul VI’s smoke of Satan and now, openly reigning under the Argentinian thug currently occupying the Vatican.
Regarding the homosexuality of Paul VI, Guimaraes cites Francesco Bellegrandi, Professor of Modern History at Innsbruck University, correspondent for L’Osservatore Romano, decorated with the Golden Cross of Merit of the Austrian Republic, and a papal Honor Chamberlain, in the Vatican Noble Guard, the elite military honor corps consisting of members of the Roman nobility.
This from Bellegrandi:
Another change observed by those who … used to pass a large amount of time inside the Apostolic Palace, was the sudden appointment of homosexuals to positions of prestige and responsibility close to the papacy. This plague infested, transformed and devastated the Vatican during the time of Paul VI. It had already begun then (in the pontificate of John XXIII), well hidden in the baroque curtain folds of the Pontifical Court, but unfortunately alive and real. But it was the distant hand of the Archbishop of Milan, himself a victim of such weaknesses, that discreetly placed one after another on the (Vatican) State chessboard … the pieces of his game dear to his heart.
Those highly situated new personages, who were contaminated by the same ‘sickness’, naturally brought with them other less highly placed people of the same ilk. Therefore, slowly but continuously, rumors and indiscretions began to flow in the Vatican, and grave facts began to occur as a matter of course. (Guimaraes, “Vatican II, Homosexuality and Pedophilia“)
Bellegrandi described how he and his comrades in the Noble Guards strove to keep clear of the proliferation of effeminate young men who used makeup to hide their beards, and the scandals that frequently erupted over the “favorites” of Montini. “The Gendarmeria Pontificia (Vatican Police) had to steer carefully…and keep one eye closed -and sometimes both eyes- to keep reports from leaking and discourage sharp journalists…” Sounds familiar doesn’t it?
There is much available on the Vatican Bank’s many scandals, but Engels’ Volume V, cited above, has a short summary of both the homosexual mafia and the banking scandal in her epilogue to Volume V. Of course, Fr. Malachi Martin is a great source as well for the banking. Yallop’s “In God’s Name” covers the banking in very good detail. And now, under Pope Francis, we see the homosexual corruption and the financial corruption nicely tied together in one tidy little pile under the Pope’s dear friend Monsignor Battista Ricca.
And now, the latest scandal, for which we have to thank his Eminence Cardinal Cocopalmerio and his secretary, Msgr. Luigi Capozzi., but ultimately Pope Francis, who promotes and sustains all the corruption. Although Capozzi was arrested by the Vatican police some two months ago, when they found him so high on cocaine that he had to be treated at a Vatican clinic, and although the homosexual orgy which he was hosting took place in what was officially space belonging to Cardinal Cocopalmerio, not one statement condemning this disgusting behavior has been made by the Bergoglian Vatican. It is the silence of a rotting corpse.
Where is the established Catholic press on this? Where are the Bishops to decry this disgusting scandal? Why are the “faithful” so indifferent? Who is more guilty? These weak, effeminate men, driven by satan, or the indifferent and faithless Catholics who simply shrug the whole thing off?
To return to Chapter 9, The locusts had over them:
“ A king, the angel of the bottomless pit; whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek Apollyon; in Latin Exterminans,  One woe is past, and behold there come yet two woes more hereafter.  And the sixth angel sounded the trumpet: and I heard a voice from the four horns of the great altar, which is before the eyes of God,  Saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet: Loose the four angels, who are bound in the great river Euphrates.  And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year: for to kill the third part of men.”
What is clear, or should be, from the above is that the locusts exemplify the effeminate occupiers of the Vatican since Vatican II invited the vermin in. There is virtually no vice, be it homosexuality, usurious greed for money, or lust for worldly power that has not been blatantly flaunted by these ruthless men.
But they can only harm those who have already grown lax in their faith!
Please take note of this. Although this is the most disheartening episode in our Church’s history and although it seems as though the Church will be totally vanquished by the ancient enemy, we know that this will not be! I have tried to show you as clearly as possible, the sure means we have to not only maintain our faith, but to help the others who depend on us, so that we will all be saved. Most will not heed the message. That is tragic, but we must not look back, like Lot’s wife, but look to Mary, let ourselves be led by the Immaculata.
Soon, I hope to post more on how we can do this, and I have a few very simple ways we can maintain our peace of heart and be fruitful even in these trials. And then, we will return to our series to show the Apocalyptic papacy of the present occupants of the See of Peter, and perhaps get an inkling of what may be in store.
† 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!
Today, on the 110th anniversary of its issuance we offer “Lamentabili Sane”, Pope Pius X’s Syllabus Against Modernism. It was his brave, if unsuccessful, effort to stem the tide of heresy that eventually overwhelmed the Church in the twentieth century.
It is good to refresh our knowledge of these condemned errors, since they are the foundation for the irreversible changes being foisted upon us by the Bergoglio/Kasper agenda.
As a preface to Lamentabili Sane,we offer a little quote from Pope St. Pius X’s “Notre Charge Apostolique” in which he condemns the Sillon, a precursor of the “social justice” being preached today in place of the Gospel.
“Our Apostolic Mandate requires from Us that We watch over the purity of the Faith and the integrity of Catholic discipline. It requires from Us that We protect the faithful from evil and error; especially so when evil and error are presented in dynamic language which, concealing vague notions and ambiguous expressions with emotional and high-sounding words, is likely to set ablaze the hearts of men in pursuit of ideals which, whilst attractive, are nonetheless nefarious. Such were not so long ago the doctrines of the so-called philosophers of the 18th century, the doctrines of the Revolution and Liberalism which have been so often condemned; such are even today the theories of the Sillon which, under the glowing appearance of generosity, are all too often wanting in clarity, logic and truth.”
And now for Pope St. Pius X’s beautiful and clear condemnation of the errors of our time, which he proclaimed one hundred and ten years ago and which is even more relevant today:
Pius X July 3, 1907
With truly lamentable results, our age, casting aside all restraint in its search for the ultimate causes of things, frequently pursues novelties so ardently that it rejects the legacy of the human race. Thus it falls into very serious errors, which are even more serious when they concern sacred authority, the interpretation of Sacred Scripture, and the principal mysteries of Faith. The fact that many Catholic writers also go beyond the limits determined by the Fathers and the Church herself is extremely regrettable. In the name of higher knowledge and historical research (they say), they are looking for that progress of dogmas which is, in reality, nothing but the corruption of dogmas.
These errors are being daily spread among the faithful. Lest they captivate the faithful’s minds and corrupt the purity of their faith, His Holiness, Pius X, by Divine Providence, Pope, has decided that the chief errors should be noted and condemned by the Office of this Holy Roman and Universal Inquisition.
Therefore, after a very diligent investigation and consultation with the Reverend Consultors, the Most Eminent and Reverend Lord Cardinals, the General Inquisitors in matters of faith and morals have judged the following propositions to be condemned and proscribed. In fact, by this general decree, they are condemned and proscribed.
Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio? Who is this man who has succeeded in making such a mess of the Church? In a recent discussion, this question arose and after some lively exchanges, a consensus was reached. To understand it, let’s return to Father Malachi Martin’s writings from back in the final decade of the last century.
Father Malachi Martin has certainly been a sign of contradiction and yet even today, despite the efforts of his many detractors, much of what he wrote has proved prescient, especially under the current occupant of the See of Peter. One of Martin’s most sensational claims was that in an occult masonic ceremony performed on June 29, 1963, Lucifer was enthroned in the Vatican. The event was described in Martin’s book, “Windswept House“, which was published in the late 1990’s. In an interview with Bernard Janzen, published in “The Tempter’s Hour”, Father Martin spoke about the book and its message:
“95% of the events (related in the book) are factual, but they are cloaked in novelistic form.” He stated that the primary theme of the book is “The Roman Catholic Church …. is in apostasy.” Father explained that an apostate is one who denies basic truths of the Church, such as hell, divine grace, or personal sin, such as in reducing sin to merely social offenses, [as the present occupant does].
Father Martin then stated:
“At the present moment (1997) a sizable majority of Catholics are in apostasy. They have been led into apostasy by churchmen in apostasy. At least a sizable minority of cardinals, bishops, priests and religious are in apostasy. They no longer profess the basic truths of Christianity, let alone Catholicism….They are apostates and yet they are in charge. They are in charge of the Church.”
Now, nearly a generation later, it is clear that the “sizable minority” of apostate cardinals and bishops has become the vast majority. Father Martin then explained that a sub-theme of Windswept House is that,
“In a short time, humanly speaking, there will be no visible holy Roman Catholic Church organization.” Further, “This is referred to as auto-demolition. [See here for more on this.] In the 1960’s there was this diabolical consecration, this enthronement of Satan within the Vatican. … It is a historical fact. … done by Luciferians from all over the world and therefore, in a certain sense, Lucifer has power in Rome. He doesn’t own Rome yet (in 1997), but I’m sure he hopes to own some future Pope so that the house will be truly his. The only man who can expel Lucifer from Rome is the owner of the house. And that owner is the Pope. It is the Pope that must carry out the exorcism, the cleaning of the house.”
“The Luciferians have a very tight schedule. They have an inner Luciferian prophecy that says that unless the prince is properly installed in the citadel, namely in the Vatican, they have lost. Now in order to install the prince and complete the enthronement, they have to get rid of this Pope.”
Note that Martin said this in 1997. So you can see how impatient the Danneels/Kasper faction must have been when not only did Pope John Paul II hang on, but then Benedict took office and issued his Moto Proprio for the perpetuation of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Despite Pope Benedict’s many shortcomings, this freeing-up of the Holy Sacrifice was a great blessing for the faithful seeking to find Christ amidst the conciliar wreckage.
Now, we must be clear: According to Father Martin, the enemy required that the initial enthronement of June 29, 1963 must be completed within fifty years by the Installation of their Prince in the Citadel. That Prince is the person to whom it is given to complete the irreversible changes of the Catholic Faith; someone with a hardened resolve to totally eclipse the true Church with the necessary church of this world.
With the June 29, 2013 deadline approaching, those serving the ancient enemy within the Church had to force Benedict’s resignation. We discussed the forced resignation in our post, “Was Pope Benedict SWIFTed?” Once he was properly “installed” one of the first decisions Pope Francis made was to live with his dear friend, the notorious sodomite Mgsr. Ricca, and also to appoint him to a prestigious post at the Vatican Bank (IOR). Thus another link with the forces of international finance and the Lavender Mafia/St. Gallen Group.
I expect many readers will recoil at all that I have written above. There was a time when I would have too! I was repelled by Father Martin’s writing on the Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican when I first read it. But that was before Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Now, I completely agree that there is some evil force behind all this, and that it serves the power-brokers of this world, powers that hate human life, hate Our Lord Jesus Christ and wish to destroy any sign of Him in this world. I have stated often that I believe Pope Francis intends nothing less than the abolition of the Mass. But he is also forging ahead with his demolition of the structures of the faith.
Many other bloggers have documented how Bergoglio has dismantled the Pontifical Academy for Life and now has begun demolishing the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Sandro Magister has a most informative article on just this subject here.
Father Malachi Martin wrote much about what he thought might happen, but that was before the turn of the century. What would he think about our situation now? Would he recognise in Jorge Mario Bergoglio the man called forth by the dark ceremonies of 1963? What do you think? And what do you think will happen next?
As always, please, Pray the Rosary and confound Satan and all those who serve him!
† 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!
Please, if you haven’t already, be sure to read Dr. Roberto de Mattei’s article on Rorate Caeli here..
It is an excellent synopsis of the Message of Fatima placed within its historical context. Hopefully, many will read it, and I also will post more soon.
As requested, a repost::
In our previous post, we briefly outlined the Blessed Virgin Mary’s appearances at Fatima on October 13, 1917 and at Akita on October 13, 1973. Today we consider the meanings behind the rich symbols of these two visits from the Queen of Heaven.
The Rosary, Foremost Message of Fatima and Akita
In both, our Blessed Mother called us to the Rosary. In fact, at Fatima, she identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary, the name by which she calls her children to pray to her. And at each visit to Fatima, she requested the daily Rosary. In her last appearance at Akita, Oct. 13, 1973, Our Lady stressed the importance of the Rosary, saying,
“The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests.”
Dear Readers, this is urgent! Never before have we needed the Rosary as we do now – and yet never before has the Church been so resistant. False devotions, distractions, have been allowed to detract from the Rosary. For your salvation and the salvation of those entrusted to you:
Please commit to Our Lady right now, to pray the traditional Rosary, that is the Rosary as it existed when she requested it at Fatima and Akita, and as she confirmed to us with the beautiful visions of the little shepherds of Fatima on October 13, 1917. That is, the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries plus the Fatima Decade Prayer.
Each day, live and pray all these mysteries of Our Lady’s Rosary. Do not get sidetracked by other devotions, no matter how much appeal they may have for you. Her children must serve her by obedience!
I love the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but if obligations cause me to cut back some devotions, I omit a bit of this beautiful Office, rather than cut back on my quiet time with Our Lady or her Rosary. For that is truly our lifeline to Mary, by which she channels grace and healing to this poor suffering world. Despite what Pope Francis tells us, the greatest evil is not inequality, it is sin. Yes, there is no greater evil than sin.
Poverty, pain, horrid death, no, none of these is the true evil, for sin is the origin of all suffering. Sin alone is the greatest evil. The Immaculata’s active purity – for it is not some passive quality – some lack, no, the Purity of the Immaculata is the most powerful force against sin and suffering. God has decreed that it is through her Immaculate Heart that we receive the graces essential for our salvation, for she is mediatrix of all graces. The modernist Church rejects this truth to its own damnation.
By our Rosaries, we combat the filth invading the Church. This filth is not only the human, physical filth of the unnatural lusts consuming these poor sick priests and prelates, it is the spiritual filth of their perverted faith, for they have replaced the clear, beautiful faith given us by our Savior Jesus Christ, with the false faith of Judas, Luther and the other servants of Satan, the implacable enemies of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.
Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto Him the whole band; And stripping Him, they put a scarlet cloak about him. And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand. And bowing the knee before Him, they mocked Him, saying: Hail, king of the Jews. And spitting upon Him, they took the reed, and struck His head. And bowing their knees, they adored Him.
Even the pagan soldiers knew that a King must be invested with the symbols of his royalty, that is, draped with a royal mantle, crowned, and finally, given a scepter as a sign of his power and rule. And so the soldiers obliged this strange King, who had said “but now My kingdom is not from hence”. And so, what royal insignia might they find fitting?
The soldiers soon found a discarded scarlet rag of large enough size and after first ripping off His outer garment, they draped His now freshly bleeding shoulders in this dirty mockery of a robe. As we think on the vivid symbolism in this scene compare it to our Pontiff’s words and actions – what homage does he offer to the King of Kings? A royal robe?
Now, the Roman soldiers clearly understood the necessity of the Crowning, for their gods were always crowned, Apollo with laurel, Bacchus with grape vines, Jupiter with gold. And so a crown fit for this King must be found.
And the Jews too, understood that their high priest wore a tiara when he offered the sacrifice. And did not their bridegroom according to their custom, wear a diadem at his wedding?
And we who watch this scene, we also recall that in those days a conqueror was often crowned to celebrate his victory; how much more so then, this King who by His death and resurrection will conquer sin and death!
What crown for this Son of Man, who told Pilate, “Thou sayest that I am a King.”
What crown for this Priest, who sacrifices His own Body and Blood for the salvation of those He loves.
What crown for this Divine Bridegroom, about to redeem His Bride with His own Blood, giving His life for her that she may live.
Father Groenings tells us that no other mantle was befitting for the Redeemer of the world. He was the picture of the world’s sins, which were red as scarlet, but through Him were to become white as snow. The mantle should be red as a sign that His kingdom, founded in blood, was to be spread by means of blood, that is, by the blood of the apostles and of the martyrs. It was ragged and torn in token that, in imitation of Christ, His ministers would redeem the souls of men and subject them to Christ, not by means of gold and silver, but through the hardships of poverty.
Ed. comment: Today, I would add that the Lavender Mafia headed by Pope Francis has given a new meaning to the foul and ragged mantle with which the pagan soldiers humiliated our Lord Jesus Christ. For they have befouled His Church and humiliated this lovely Bride of Christ as never before in history. See here for a Lifesite News article on one example of Pope Francis’s choice of prelates. There are many others. Thus, the pope makes a mockery of the true King of Kings!
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,
“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!
With yesterday’s repost, we renew our discussion of Apocalypse 8 in order to examine an intriguing quote from Sister Lucia. When asked to comment on the Third Secret she suggested that we faithful read the Apocalypse, especially Chapters 8 through 13. Several Popes have also indicated that the message of Fatima is apocalyptic, as has Father Malachi Martin. In fact, it is quite possible that by reviewing Chapters 8 through 13 we may even gain some insight into what this Pope of Surprises has in store for us; what do you think?
And now we continue with Part 3, which has been updated and much new material added:
“And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood: And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed.” (Apoc. 8, 8-9)
Our last post in this series, Fatima, Vatican II and the Chastisement 2, did not fully address the verse above. I appreciate that this was pointed out to me. We did mention the common opinion that the burning mountain referred to Islam, but did not note the fact that it may also, and much more probably, refer to Russia. Indeed, Our Lady’s last appearance at Fatima on October 13, 1917, was just days prior to the Bolshevik Revolution of November 7, 1917.
Yes, as Father Sylvester Berry points out in his book, The Apocalypse of St. John, the burning mountain is most certainly a country and with the hindsight we have now, 100 years after Our Lady of Fatima warned that if Russia was was not consecrated, she (Russia) “will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated.” Fr. Berry: “The vision shows that, despite the preaching of the Gospel, some great nation will bring war and bloodshed upon a large portion of mankind. It also predicts great persecutions against the Church. Nations will seek to destroy the Church at all hazards.”
In another earlier post, Islam and the Errors of Russia, we explored the connection between the two evils, Islam and Russia. This will all be clear soon, as the chastisement reveals its contours more clearly. But for now, just note: Blessed Elena Aiello prophesied in the year 1960 (note well the date.) that “Russia will battle America and will overcome Europe. … will raise her flag over the Dome of St. Peter’s.” Indeed, some have noted that with Pope Francis, we already have a marxist pope, who owns a symbol of the errors of Russia, that is, a hammer and sickle on which Christ Our Saviour hangs, crucified.
Additionally, Sister Lucia herself told Dr. William Walsh, in answer to his inquiry whether the United States of America would be overcome by Communism unless the Consecration was done, “Yes”.
Let’s continue with Father Berry’s remarks on the end of Chapter 8:
A Progressive Accumulation of Evils
“The prophecies of this chapter have been fulfilled many times in the past. No doubt they will often be verified in the future. It should be noted, however, that a progressive accumulation of evils is predicted. At first, it affects individuals only (Apoc. 8: 7). Then a nation or an entire church is involved (Apoc. 8: 8), and a number of great heretics fall away from the Faith (Apoc. 8: 10). Finally, the whole Church suffers from a weakening of Faith and discipline (Apoc. 8: 12). This gradual progression of evil, this “mystery of iniquity” (2 Thess. 2: 7), which was working even in the days of St. Paul will finally usher in the Antichrist. … Whatever interpretation be adopted, there can be no doubt that this verse heralds the beginning of a new and important epoch in the history of the Church.”
This quote is from Father Sylvester Berry’s essential book, “The Apocalypse of St. John”. As we continue with this series, keep in mind that God our Father has given us His own Son for our Savior and the Blessed Virgin Mary for our Mother and will sustain us in all our needs. The times are approaching when when must hold firm to this faith.