Abide in My Love 2018

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

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

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

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

Betrayed with a kiss …

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

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

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

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

 

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”.

How do we abide in the love of our Savior?  If we are called to love others has He has first loved us, what would that love look like?   As we think back to His Passion, we see that He  accepted the blows, the whips, the anger, hatred, humiliation and returned for it forgiveness “Father Forgive them…”, and extended His love generously, “This day thou shalt be with me in Paradise.”

As Saint Jacinta never tired of saying, “Pray for the Holy Father”. Yes, I know, every time we think of the foul mess in Bergoglio’s Vatican, the last thing that comes to mind is to pray for him and his ilk. But we have been given a task and it is to pray for sinners, “especially those most in need of mercy”; can you doubt that our poor unholiest of Holy Fathers fits that description? And so, pray! Pray for them all! Pray for us all!

An important part of the message of Fatima (mostly ignored by the hierarchy) is the words of Our Lord to Sister Lucia in subsequent communications; and in February, 1943, Our Lord assured Sister Lucia that,

“The penance that I request and require now is the sacrifice demanded of everybody by the accomplishment of his own duty and the observance of My law.”

Sister Lucia explained further,

“Here is the true penance which the Good Lord requests today: the sacrifice which everybody must impose on himself to lead a life of justice in the observance of His law. And He desires that this way be clearly made known to souls, for many give to the word “penance” the sense of great austerities, and as they feel neither the strength nor the generosity for that, they get discouraged and let themselves go into a life of lukewarmness and sin.”

Readers, this is the love He asks of us. In this age of diminished expectations, He simply begs us to love Him, take time to love His Sacred Heart, adore His most Holy Face, simply be with Him in His crucifixion.  Abide with Him, make room in our busy lives to quietly be with Him. We do this by turning away from the things that lead us to temptation, especially the internet, which, when used to feed our voracious curiosity is often the cause of distractions in our prayers.

Our Lady’s Rosary is the quickest possible way to loving Our Lord. I don’t believe that someone who consistently prays the Rosary daily can possibly fail to develop a deep and sure love for Our Lord.  The errors in the Church today have arisen from the indifference of the clergy, especially of the hierarchy towards this simple devotion. Proud minds cannot abide it!

Dear readers, you see the same signs as I do and are much more likely than I am to experience first hand the crass vulgarity, the just plain ugly hatefulness of this progressive liberal utopia engendered by the proud humanists of our day. You know this cannot continue in this way.  Please consider using every means at your disposal to serve Our Lord in all your thoughts, words and actions.  Use Our Lady’s Rosary for what it is intended for – not to console yourself the way some people lull themselves with various chaplets, especially the “Divine Mercy”,  but use it as Our Lady taught us: the share the thoughts of her Immaculate Heart- all those beautiful mysteries of her Heart! She will teach us how to love Him as we ought, how to abide in His love.

And this is our sure way, the path which will lead us through the coming harrowing chastisement safely home, where we belong – and all of our loved ones – whom He has loved first – with us.

 

Take up your beads and get to work!

  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 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!

This post edited, updated and reposted by peregrine with consent of the original author.

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So that souls may be saved

 It is tragic that so many Catholic families today have  loved ones who have left the faith.  Many of  them report that their adult children grew indifferent and are now raising children and even grandchildren with little or no knowledge of the true Church,  The best of them are determined to “be good without God” or to be “spiritual but not religious” . It is a continuous source of distress to know that those we love reject the only truth that can save them.  In today’s post, we offer some well-loved devotions to help.

First:  Devotion to the Divine Infant, in all its varied forms has much anecdotal evidence for its success in returning lapsed Catholics to the faith.  This prayer to the Infant of Prague is a personal  favorite and makes an excellent novena.

Prayer to the Holy Infant of Prague for Families

 
The more you will honor me, the more I will bless you!

O Most Holy Infant of Prague, so generous to those who turn to Thee in need, be attentive to our supplication on behalf of our loved ones who have chosen to separate themselves from Thee, Who alone art their salvation.

Dearest Jesus, remember the sorrow with which Thy Mother and St. Joseph sought Thee when Thou taught in the Temple. Remember their joy as they found Thee after three days! By the tears they shed and their joyful embrace at finding Thee, we beg Thy mercy for our separated families, grieving the loss of faith of their loved ones. By the joy of Thy reunited Holy Family, we beg Thee, reunite our family in the one, true Faith.
 
Most Holy Infant, with firm conviction of soul, we repent our sins that have contributed to the loss of our loved ones’ faith and  earnestly desire to make amends. O Jesus, Who desires not the death of the sinner, but that he be converted and saved, have mercy on our loved ones and return them to the faith. With joyful heart and confident hope, we entrust our loved ones to Thee, O merciful Infant. And when we are reunited once more in faith, we shall proclaim always and everywhere Thy great goodness and mercy, calling all poor sinners home to Thee, most loving Child Jesus! Amen.
 
 
 

Second:  This is a popular prayer to St. Joseph, who is Patron of the Family and appeared at the last apparition of Fatima, October 13, 1917, as Our Lady promised, to bless us and bring peace. The following  prayer was composed by Pope Leo XIII, and  is especially appropriate in this time of crisis in  our families, who are betrayed by the very Church which should defend and nourish them. It is said before Mass by those attending Chapels of the Society of St. Pius X and Bishop Fellay is especially devoted to St. Joseph.

Ad te Beate Joseph

St. Joseph, defender of families, pray for us!

To thee, O blessed Joseph, do we have recourse in our tribulation, and having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we confidently invoke thy patronage also. By that charity wherewith thou wast united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly affection with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray, that thou wouldst look graciously upon the inheritance which Jesus Christ hath purchased by His Blood, and assist us in our needs by thy power and strength.

Most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, protect the chosen people of Jesus Christ; keep far from us, most loving father, all blight of error and corruption: mercifully assist us from heaven, most mighty defender, in this our conflict with the powers of darkness; and, even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the supreme peril of His life, so now defend Gods Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; keep us one and all under thy continual protection, that we may be supported by thine example and thine assistance, may be enabled to lead a holy life, die a happy death and come at last to the possession of everlasting blessedness in heaven. Amen.

 

“Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.”

Readers, we have one more sure remedy left to discuss:

Remember the Third Visit, when Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia were given the terrifying vision of Hell? What did Our Lady tell them?

“You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.”

And so we see that she has come to teach us devotion to her Immaculate Heart, her humble, pure and obedient heart – for what?

So that souls may be saved!

Did Our Lady not assure us that nothing we ask from her Rosary will be denied? Surely the souls of her children are included in that! So let us strengthen our efforts, and trust in her Immaculate Heart to whom is promised the victory!

Remember pray the Rosary and trust in Mary!

  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!

~ 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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His Humble Legacy

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!

A Message to the Laodiceans

Pope Francis, bless his heart, never lets an opportunity pass to give scandal to the faithful and offend our dear Lord Jesus Christ just a bit more.  This Christmas he has outdone himself utterly! Note that instead of the heavenly star leading us to the creche at Bethlehem, we have a star falling downward over a desolate jumble of images which distract from the birth of Our Lord. The Blessed Virgin is depicted spraddle-legged like a coarse woman, lacking in dignity and piety but the obvious “star of the show” is the homo-erotic man posing in the typical, over-the-top  style affected by the Lavender Mafia, who now flaunt their triumph in the Bergoglian Reformation of the Vatican..

Bergoglio’s Vatican Celebrates the Fallen Star

 

Thus Pope Francis gives us a reminder that Advent is a penitential season.  This chaotic, disturbing image which the Vatican presents in place of  a respectful  commemoration of the true Nativity of Christ our Savior is an excellent  image of this false church of the Bergoglian Reformation which has eclipsed the true Church. The backdrop of Bergoglio’s “Nativity” (Of what??) appears to be a ruined facade, and behind that backdrop is the Vatican, occupied by the Enemy at present. Actually, an iconic image, isn’t it? It is no wonder that the  Abbey of Montevergine, which donated the innovative ‘Nativity of Mercy,’ houses the Marian image that has been adopted as patroness by LGBT activists in Italy, according to Lifesite News’s Diane Montagna, here.

At Return to Fatima,  we have asserted many times (here)that when the popes ignored the Message of Fatima and refused to obey Our Lady of the Rosary, the hierarchy of the Church began to fall into error; until at last we saw Pope John XXIII fulfill the prophecy of  Apocalypse 8 as Wormwood. For it was he who made bitter the sacred waters of the faith, causing many souls to die; and who, of course, is hailed as a “saint” by the modernist occupiers.

In our post, “The Fifth Trumpet“, we explained that the second Fallen Star is Pope Paul VI who opened the bottomless pit, and brought in the smoke of satan, allowing the demons of hell access to the heart of the Church,  This was also foreseen by Pope Leo XIII who saw the Vatican literally crawling with demons, swarming all over it.

Our archives contain many posts applying Apocalypse 8-13 to these exact times. We also have articles about Father Malachi Martin’s warning of the enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican. Now note this well: The preliminary enthronement of Lucifer which occurred in the time of Paul VI, the second Fallen Star, had to be completed by the enthronement within 50 years of Lucifer within the Vatican. Not by proxy as occurred the first time, but fully and completely within the Vatican itself.

We posited that this was done shortly after Bergoglio took possession. According to Fr. Malachi Martin, unless this was accomplished within 50 years, the ancient enemy would have failed. Now it is self-evident that the Ancient Enemy has not  failed under Pope Francis but has gotten ever bolder.

Those who doubt this have only to observe the satanic mockery presented as a Nativity Scene at the Bergoglian Vatican this year.  And see the Fallen Star enshrined there for all to hail the Ancient Enemy who now believes that he rules.

And now, what next? What do you think may happen? Perhaps we may find some insight if we return to the Apocalypse. The second Fallen Star opened the bottomless pit (the preliminary enthronement), which allowed the smoke of Satan into the Church, and brought into the heart of the Church  the locusts, predatory modernists and sodomites which attack the Church in her doctrines and her practice. This action, initiated by Pope Paul VI was in time brought to fruition by the election of Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis.  And he has fulfilled the plan almost perfectly, as we see in the Nativity Scene of 2017, exactly one hundred years after our Lady warned of this in her true message at Fatima.

Returning to Apocalypse 9, after the time of the Fifth Trumpet (Paul VI, culminating in Bergoglio), comes the Sixth Trumpet.

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.

And the number of the army of horsemen was twenty thousand times ten thousand. And I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision: and they that sat on them, had breastplates of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone, and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions: and from their mouths proceeded fire, and smoke, and brimstone. And by these three plagues was slain the third part of men, by the fire and by the smoke and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.  For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For, their tails are like to serpents, and have heads: and with them they hurt.  And the rest of the men, who were not slain by these plagues, did not do penance from the works of their hands, that they should not adore devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.

Neither did they penance from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their fornication, nor from their thefts. (Apoc. 9).

And so we see an intimation of what is to come, that is the Horsemen. We explained who these horsemen were in our earlier post, The Sixth Angel. Please note this. This shall come about precisely because of the Laodicean indifference of the majority of Catholics.

The Laodiceans who continue to occupy the pews in this new Church of Bergoglio defend the Bergoglian Nativity Scene, steadfastly refusing to see what is clear to all who have not abandoned the faith. As St. John states in the Apocalypse, the locusts cannot harm those whose faith is strong, that is green, living things, (souls remaining in the state of grace) but only those whose faith has grown lukewarm, that is Laodiceans, to whom Our Lord says,

“…Thou art neither cold, nor hot. I would thou wert cold, or hot. But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, nor hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest: I am rich, and made wealthy, and have need of nothing: and knowest not, that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. … Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore, and do penance.  Behold, I stand at the gate, and knock. If any man shall hear my voice, and open to me the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.”

This is the time of winnowing as we noted in our post, “Cardinal Manning on Bergoglio’s Reformation“,

“These are times of sifting. Our Divine Lord is standing in the Church: “His fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly cleanse His (own) and He will gather the grain into His barn, and will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” It is a time of trial, when “some of the learned shall fall,” and those only shall be saved who are steadfast to the end.

With each new assault on the Faith, many faithful Catholics are outraged and angered and as the predations of this papacy continue, many lose faith. We must not lose faith! Let your outrage be the impetus for renewing your consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Please reread Our Lord’s message to the Laodiceans above. Now is the time to open our hearts to the necessary chastisement!  When God chastens us, the proper response is repentance in humility and obedience – not belligerent revolt. If we accept this spiritual chastisement as the merciful work of Our Lord; accepting it as Sister Josefa Menendez accepted the Crown of Thorns offered her by Our Lord Himself, we too shall be victorious over this deluge of sin and misery. For after the Passion and Death, there will come the glorious Resurrection.

Pope Francis and his Lavender Mafia have been allowed to obscure the true Nativity with their disgusting mockery, but we the faithful children of Mary see the Nativity as it is, for it is imprinted on our hearts.

And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call His name JESUS. For He shall save His people from their sins.

 

Remember always, “Pray the Rosary and confound satan and all his works and pomps”.

“Our Lord Jesus Christ has always defended the honor of His Mother.” (Sister Lucia of Fatima to Father Fuentes)

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

“By thy pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, obtain for me the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe, and the whole world.” (Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us this prayer;  it is  an essential part of the Fatima Message.)

Our Lady of the Rosary, help of Christians, Victorious over all heresies, lead us to victory!

~ by evensong and peregrine, for love of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the most Holy Rosary, Queen of our hearts.

V: Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin!
R: Give me strength against thine enemies!

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, clothed with the sun

Among the many unfinished posts in evensong’s archives, we found this one. Not sure why it was never posted, but we offer it today for the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. For a much more complete exposition of the message of Guadalupe, we recommend Mariana Bartold’s “Guadalupe, Secrets of the Image”.

“Call me and my image the Perfect Virgin Mary, Holy Mother of God, the one who crushes the serpent.”

 

The Age of Apostasy began with the disobedience of the apostate priest’s  revolt which ripped through Christendom in the sixteenth century and left in its wake an orphan people, bereft of grace, endlessly prating about the dignity of man while assiduously destroying any sign of man’s true dignity which is to be found in the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ. (Apoc 1, 5)

In response to this monumental affront, He Who is love sent the world His love! That is to say, Our Lord granted to us His own most beloved  Mother. Even as the foul-mouthed Luther was delivering his scatological “sermons”, Our Lord sent the Blessed Virgin to her children in the New World to grant them the favor of her image, miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s cactus cloth tilma. This image displays Our Lady as the “Woman clothed with the Sun” of Apocalypse 12.  Thus, we see Our Lord counter the hateful disobedience of Luther  with loving obedience, to counter what is foul and ugly with what is pure and beautiful, and to counter deceit with Truth.

She who crushes the head of the serpent.

To this end, the magnificent work of the Mother of God began with her apparitions in Mexico in December, 1531, and followed in succession by her apparitions to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres in the Conceptionist Convent in Quito, Ecuador in the early 17th century, the apparitions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Visitation Convent in Paray-le-Monial, France beginning  in December, 1673. These actions of the Divine Mercy were in turn followed by the apparitions at Rue du Bac, (1830) where Our Lady granted the Medal of the Immaculate Conception (Miraculous Medal) to her children through St. Catherine Laboure, a nun of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.  Our Lady’s appearance to Saint Catherine Laboure was quickly followed by three more  more divine interventions;  La Salette, (September, 1851), Lourdes from February until March 25, 1858 and at Knock (August, 1879).

The sequence of the interventions reveals a significant development. By Our Lady’s appearance at Guadalupe in the image of the Immaculata, clothed with the Sun, “she who crushes the serpent’s head”, the challenge of Lucifer’s Luther was met by God’s Virgin Mother. This intervention countered Luther’s attack on souls with the Virgin’s offering of salvation to whole nations who had never known the true God. By it, many millions of souls were saved and a message of obedient trust in Mary was given for her children. In her image, we are led to consider the end times, specifically Apocalypse 12. In both images she stands on the new moon and this is significant for several reasons, but most relevant for the present time is its indication that she will come again to conquer the sect that has so persecuted Christians for centuries; and that this will usher in a period of peace.

The apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success in the next century gave us a comforting prophecy for our times, the times of an almost total corruption of society which is the beginning of the “Good Success” of the victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. But that sign was not widely known in those days, for it was meant for these days. Then came Our Lord Himself in the 17th century, Who promised us great graces for honoring Him in the image of His most Sacred Heart.  Although this devotion was declined by the Kings of France, Our Lord’s command  remains in force and when at last it is obeyed we shall see great progress in the restoration.  The Sacred Heart of Jesus is united with the Immaculate Heart of His Mother and so the following century saw an increase in Marian apparitions  which emphasized the Immaculate Conception and called the faithful to pray for sinners, to repent and offer penance.

When Our Lady’s message to Melanie and Maximin was silenced by the powerful sect of satan both within and without the Church, she eloquently appeared in a silent tableau at Knock, Ireland to express the suppressed message. Her sorrowful tears at La Salette replaced by a cold, driving rain. La Salette’s  warning of the apostasy of the Church  enforced by the apocalyptic apparition occurring outside the church of a priest who refused to recognise it.  The altar at Knock was stripped bare, but the Sacrificial Lamb gives voice to the now suppressed Sacrifice.

In between those visits, Our Lady intervened at Lourdes to offer us another sign of her mercy. There, she confirms that she is the Immaculate Conception, and requests penance after granting the faithful a miraculous spring of healing waters. See the progression: growing emphasis on devotion to her Immaculate Conception, coupled with signs of grace such as the Miraculous Medal and the Holy Water of Lourdes. She nourishes us and defends us while she urges us to preserve the faith.

The divine interventions of the 19th century were capped by the Queen of apparitions, that of Fatima, Portugal in 1917, the year which saw the resurgence of the great red dragon in direct contradiction to the most Blessed Virgin and this bloody battle is quickly ascending to its terrifying climax. For the House of God has been almost thoroughly eclipsed by the one world church of man. Lucifer is enthroned in the Vatican and Luther appears to have supplanted the Blessed Virgin at the foot of the Cross.  For the Church is crucified today; it is the Passiontide of the Bride of Christ. During Our Lord’s Passion, it appeared that the foulness of the sinful world has covered His visage as now, the foulness of the ancient enemy appears to obscure the beauty of the Church. We shall soon see her true splendor!

Note that Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Immaculate Conception. In this sign, she shall crush the serpent’s head. It is good to honor her today, preferably with the Mass, but also, very urgently, to pray all 15 decades of her Rosary, for the intentions of her Immaculate Heart. And we treasure in our hearts always her words to Saint Juan Diego,

Hear me and understand well, my little son, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.”

†  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 Precious Blood of Jesus, save us, save our priests.
  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come – Viva Cristo Rey!
†  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
†  Remember, pray the rosary and confound satan.

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

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The Lamb with Two Horns and the Woman Clothed with the Sun

In the last article of this series we wrote:

What is certain is that outwardly this false prophet will act as one exercising authority in the name of God and in His service, while in reality it will be completely in the service of the Beast.  It will use fire from Heaven, which is the Word of God, the anathema, to disarm its enemies and conquer Christians. This is because the Lamb, that is, the False Prophet will then condemn what is holy and consecrate what comes from the Evil One.

As we read the Pope’s recent Motu Proprio on the liturgy, Magnum Principium,  we are aware that, as he himself asserts,  he possesses the power, as the recognized  Vicar of Christ, to draw down fire from heaven, that is, to anathematize those who refuse to obey him, such as perhaps,  any group who may refuse his enshrined liturgical novelties.  It seems to me that this could rather effectively silence the true Mass much more so that the previous attempts following the introduction of the Novus Ordo Missae, which were incomplete. They left a gap, probably due to Cardinal Ratzinger’s influence, which has now been removed.

The Church is the Mystical Body of Christ and as such, the Passion of the Church may be said to mirror the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, her founder.  And so, the effective silencing of the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass may parallel the Sacrifice of the Cross, and is, it seems to me, inevitable.  Consider if the present occupant of the See of Peter may not be the man to accomplish this. Perhaps it may explain his red-hot hurry to accomplish so many radical changes in such a brutal manner – time is of the essence.

THE PROPHETIC WRITINGS, A SOURCE OF PATIENCE, CONSOLATION AND HOPE

We are here at the most extreme point of the triumph of Impiety, at the hour of the most complete victory of the  “mystery of iniquity”, as Saint Paul says, the  “mystery of the Beast”, as Saint John says (Apocalypse 17: 7). It is a bewildering mystery, this hour of the triumph of  “the Power of Darkness”; yet it belongs to the divine economy of the plan of redemption. For before the triumph of Jesus Christ comes, before His universal Kingdom is instituted, during which “the Gospel of the Kingdom will be proclaimed in the whole world, as a witness before all peoples” (Mt. 24: 14),  “the apostasy must come”,  “the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition has to manifest himself”; the  “False Prophet”, the False Lamb must do its work of perversion  “that the Scripture may be fulfilled”, as Jesus said concerning the betrayal by Judas:  “I know whom I have chosen, but that the Scripture may be fulfilled.” (John. 13: 18)

Note: Frere Michel wrote the foregoing in about 1984-85 and see how they apply now.

And in His priestly prayer, Jesus says:  “I watched over them, and not one of them perished except the son of perdition, in order that the Scripture may be fulfilled.” (John. 17: 12) Saint Peter also, after the Ascension says:  “Brethren, the Scripture must be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit declared before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the leader of those who arrested Jesus: inasmuch as he had been numbered among us and allotted his share in this ministry…” (Acts 1: 16)

BEHOLD, I HAVE FORETOLD IT TO YOU” (Matt. 24: 25).

“As it happened in Our Lord’s earthly life, just before the victory of His resurrection, so also this “hour of the Power of Darkness” must be accomplished in the life of His pilgrim Church. So the Scriptures warn us.  … This had to come. This worldwide apostasy, which suddenly has become the major phenomenon of our times, no longer bewilders us; we know that it was written.  It is no longer the defeat of Christianity, the proof of its weakness, the crushing argument against its divine truth… On the contrary, the literal fulfillment of the prophecies comes as a strengthening of our faith, it alone can persuade the unbeliever, and it nourishes our hope.

These times are diabolical;  But we needed the support, the absolute security of the Divine Word to dare to say it to ourselves and declare it openly. Strong in this revelation, we understand that we must hold on and not let up, (We must) remain in “the camp of the saints”, infiltrated from every side and rotted by traitors, preserve the faith intact even when the division is introduced into our own families and into our churches. In such a situation, we reach the point of thinking that the worst is yet to come. If the hour of Satan’s final assaults has arrived, then we are not finished suffering.” (Frere Michel de la Sainte Trinite. The Whole Truth about Fatima – Vol III (Kindle ebook assembler from archive.org.)

THE MYSTERY OF THE THIRD SECRET

Our Lady of the Rosary appearing at Fatima one hundred years ago  as the Woman Clothed with the Sun – “She was of light” as Lucia said – revealed herself to her children  just before the  Red Dragon appeared  in the East.  This Red Dragon is the Ancient Adversary who calls  forth the two beasts who serve him. Thus we see The Woman appearing  to warn us and prepare us at the very hour when the first Beast of the Apocalypse was taking shape – a Beast which She came to designate and denounce by name – announced equally, in Her third Secret, the events corresponding to the third image of the triptych in chapters 12 and 13 of the Apocalypse. Sister Lucia told us that the third Secret was in the Apocalypse, which indicates this passage concerning the apostasy of the pastors of the Church, placing themselves at the service of an impious political power – chapter 13, verses 11 to 18.

“As the Secret in its entirety describes the final combat of the forces of Evil against the Immaculate Virgin, we would find there the three satanic powers described by Saint John: in the first part, the devil himself and the vision of hell corresponding to the Dragon of the Apocalypse; in the second part, the hegemony of Russian communism corresponds to the first Beast; finally, in the third part, the apostasy and treason of many pastors of the Church correspond to the description of the false lamb, the false prophet in the service of the Beast. Moreover, in perfect coherence with our previous demonstrations on the most probable contents of the third Secret, its conclusion, full of an invincible hope and announcing a decisive victory, confirms us in this hypothesis. After the revelation of the third Secret, the Blessed Virgin continues:  “In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world.”

“Such a triumph, announced so solemnly – and which, as we will see, is not without an evocation of the future Jerusalem, the Christendom of tomorrow, of Chapters 21 and 22 of the Apocalypse: ‘and I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God…’ (Apocalypse 21: 2) – such a triumph of itself indicates above all the spiritual significance of the tragic battle preceding it.

And its temporal expression –  “in the end” – so heavy with implications, allows us to guess the furious struggle, no doubt even the reversals and seeming total defeat that will come before the final victory of the New Eve. Does not this triumph come to close a battle which was above all Her own, the one announced in the proto-Gospel?  “She shall crush thy head.” Yes, it is she who will overcome the diabolical wave sweeping over the Church, the impiety installed even in the sanctuary, and all the obscure (occult) forces which foment apostasy. For clothed with the power of the Most High, She is more fearsome than an army in battle array:  “Fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array”, according to the words of the Canticle of Canticles (Cant. 6: 10).

The Triumph of her Immaculate Heart  is  the victory of the Faith, which defeats heresy, apostasy and corruption, restoring the Church. This will be the final triumph of the Woman of the Apocalypse, the Mother of the faithful.  Her decisive victory over the Prince of lies, instigator of all heresy, all schism, all impiety and apostasy: “Cunctas haereses tu sola interemisti in universo mundo!” You alone, O Mary Immaculate, Virgin Most Faithful have destroyed all heresies in the whole world!”

Our Lord Jesus Christ came to us through the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is through her that He wills that we return to Him.  She, the Mother of Fair Love calls us through love, with her Rosary., with our scapular and consecration. These simple remedies, so rich in graces should not be ignored!

This morning, November 3, is First Friday. In today’s Epistle, Paul to Ephesians, we read:

“Finally,  brethren, be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of His power. Put you on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). ( Ephesians 6, 10-17)

Thank you for reading and for your many prayers; I pray for you always!

Please, Pray the Rosary and live your Consecration!

  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!

 

The Lamb with Two Horns

A few  years ago, I wrote, but did not post, an article as a kind of thought experiment. This came as a result of reading  Frere Michel’s Vol. III, and considering it in the context of Father Malachi Martin’s writings about the Vatican. I admit, it was with no small trepidation that I applied it to  our present papacy.  It is clear that Frere Michel never intended to implicate any living person in this role and should not be blamed for my words below.  After I read Magnum Principium, the destructive Motu Proprio of Pope Francis, I updated the discarded article and now post it.

Today, we follow up on an earlier post, The Dragon, the Beast from the Sea and the False Prophet, in which we described that satanic trinity,

“Satan always ever mocks God, and has his own diabolic mockery of the most Holy Trinity, that is, the Dragon as the Father, the Beast from the Sea as the Son and the Second Beast, the Beast from the earth, as the Holy Ghost. Thus, all the diabolical trinity are actually one, as are all the Holy Trinity.”

Further, we explained that these diabolic three are connected to the three portions of the great Secret of Fatima. Now, Frère Michel  believed that the Second Beast, the False Prophet, was the modernist heresy “issuing from the Church herself, hypocritically claiming to be based on the teaching of Christ, while in fact it is inspired by Satan and completely at his service.”

In Frère Michel’s writing, he went as far as he could at that time, (1985)  identifying the First Beast as the worldly powers that always wage war against the Kingdom of God, and the Second Beast,  the False Prophet as the modernist heresy which arose within the Church to attack her in her very heart.

Now, these two movements, that of the Prince of this World and that of the Revolutionaries within the Church,  have coalesced to the point where their leaders are arising. We cannot clearly see the particular figure of the First Beast, that is the Man of Sin, the Lord of the World. I believe he is among us, that is, he is alive at the present time but has not reached fulness of his power. It is also possible that the Second Beast who personifies deception of the true faith is alive as well.

In this diabolical trinity which mimics the life of Christ, the False Prophet will mimic John the Baptist, the Precursor, who prepared the way, preaching penance and baptizing. As John pointed to Jesus,  the False Prophet will lead those in his charge to worship the Lord of the World. Instead of preaching penance, and baptizing, that is,  bringing to the faith, the False Prophet will  encourage sin and will denigrate followers of Christ. John the Baptist died at the hands of the worldly ruler Herod,  because he publicly  condemned Herod’s adultery and called him to repent;  in contrast, Pope Francis approves  of allowing public adulterers to receive the Body and Blood of Christ without repenting their sins.   Although John the Baptist was martyred for the Faith, Pope Francis has foretold that he may be the Bishop in White of the Fatima prophecy. If so,  instead of being a martyr like St. John the Baptist,  Francis may be the victim of the forces he himself has set loose and welcomed into his new  ecumenical church, in other words a martyr not of Christ but of the Adversary.

In the correct hierarchy, the kingdoms of this world serve the Son of God. But for now Satan has established his kingdom in this world, intending to rule over all mankind.  We know that the gates of satan’s  kingdom cannot withstand Christ the King Who is even now expanding His kingdom on this earth, even though it appears to our worldly, sinful eyes that Christ’s Kingdom, the Church, is being vanquished. Remember, Christ won the battle for our salvation by appearing to lose it, that is by dying. Even as His closest friends, His beloved Apostles, mourned His death, He arose victorious.

We understand the oft-quoted phrase, “The gates of hell shall not prevail” best when we see that Christ in His Church today, is aggressively waging war against the Kingdom of Satan in the world. He will prevail against the gates of hell, destroying the Kingdom of Satan on earth. Satan’s gates will not prevail, but he and his “kingdom” will be cast from the earth. Christ the King is not a passive victim, He is actively, aggressively fighting Satan, even as you read these words.  To understand this concept requires prayer, it takes patience.

Think now, Satan’s Kingdom is an earthly Utopia, that is to say, it is a sham, a fake, a fraud. All faithful Catholics understand that there can be no earthly Utopia, for it is a deception of the Devil. However, despite all the warnings of our good popes in the past, the dark forces behind Freemasonry have grown stronger and stronger, promoting Utopia, using the “enlightened” weapons of science, technology and promoting the biggest lies, that is, evolution and “progress”. In fact, we have “progressed” so far that women publicly celebrate their abortions. as prophesied by the Son of God, “The days shall come, wherein they shall say, ‘Blest are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne.’ ”  For more insight into the role of Utopia in these latter times, I found Solange Hertz’s book “Utopia Nowhere” very useful.

The current Pope  was placed in office by a group of heretical churchmen using the powers of him whom they serve and he promotes the Lord of the World’s Utopia tirelessly; he is the precursor of one who is greater than he, and when his task is done he will be dispensed with.  With enough grace perhaps even he can repent.

Sacred Scriptures describes how the Holy Ghost, Third Person of the most Holy Trinity, works to bring about the reign of Christ, and so we see that the False Prophet as third person of the diabolic trinity works to bring about the Utopia of the Kingdom of the Lord of the World.

The work proper to this False Prophet, the diabolical caricature of the Holy Ghost, is in effect to place himself in the service of the first Beast, that is, at the service of the anti-christian political power, in the reverse  image of the Holy Ghost, whose work is to bring about the reign of Christ. Through his deceitful words and  prodigies the False Prophet leads men into the service of the First Beast, by way of his new Ecumenical Church of Man.

In Christendom, the aim of political power is to serve the Kingdom of Christ on earth, but this diabolical  trinity reverses the right order, with the new religion leading men to serve the all powerful State.  And so the Church itself appears in this diabolical disorientation to serve one world government.  To this end, the False Prophet preaches a gospel of pantheism, of ecology worship,  of scientism and atheistic humanism.  This religion even has “heretics” which must be cast out in order to preserve the “integrity” of its new dogma. The new heretics of course, are none other than those who persist in holding to the perennial  truth, the unchanging doctrine of the faith.

At the risk of oversimplifying, I will simply state here that ever since Pope Pius XI, the Popes have responded to the message of Fatima not by humble obedience, but by setting aside their spiritual powers in order to pursue a worldly agenda in response to the warning of Our Lady of Fatima. Many who read this will object, “But Pope Pius XI was the Pope who consecrated the world to the Sacred heart of Jesus and who wrote that inspiring encyclicals ‘Divini Redemptoris‘ against atheistic communism, and ‘Quas Primas‘  on Christ the King.”  Yes, he was, but he also failed to obey the Mother of God and therefore, many of his well-intended actions actually aided the efforts of satanic freemasonry and the spread of atheistic marxism in Russia and throughout the world. For the background on this, the best source is The Whole Truth About Fatima, vol. III, which we have cited repeatedly in our articles.

Upon the death of St. Pius X, the succeeding pope, Benedict XV dismantled his anti-modernist network thus allowing them again to insinuate themselves into the hierarchy, where they have flourished ever since. Frere Michel tells us,

Christians in name, Marxists at heart, their religion is the utopia – equally deadly, whether it is a bloody or a pacifist one – of the Revolution which must always and everywhere be promoted, to the contempt of the happiness of peoples, the good of souls, and the liberty of Holy Church …. this scandalous betrayal of the sacred interests of Christendom, in favor of the impious, religion-persecuting Beast and its projects for world domination, has become the doing of the Church’s highest authorities. They have been blinded by the most chimerical projects, deceived by traitors who have infiltrated the Church even to its highest spheres. This treason has received a name: it is Ostpolitik. Its effects are known: the revolutionary ideology, the errors of Russia, denounced by Our Lady of Fatima, have penetrated into the Church without an obstacle; since then it has been the ministers of Christ, who as they preach the Revolution under whatever form it takes, contribute in the most effective manner to establishing the empire of the Beast everywhere, as it says in the Book of the Apocalypse…

WITH THE POWER OF THE LAMB

If the “False Prophet” has come forth from within Christendom, as a member of the Church, it is (only) to better betray the Church in favor of the Adversary. It is not, however, just any promoter of heresy. No, the Apostle (St. John)  indicates to us that it will act in the name of the Lamb, with the power of the Lamb. It is remarkable that Saint John is not content to repeat the image of a ravening wolf in sheep’s clothing. In the Apocalypse the expression is stronger: this  “other Beast coming up out of the earth had two horns like those of the Lamb, but it spoke like the Dragon”. . What does this mean, if not that the False Prophet will have all the appearances of speaking in the name of Christ, but in reality his language will be that of Satan? For the Dragon is Satan, without any doubt. And the Lamb, in Saint John’s Gospel as well as in the Apocalypse – and again two verses higher –, always designates Christ as the Priest and Victim of His redeeming sacrifice, and now the glorious Judge in Heaven. Moreover, in biblical language, the horns symbolize power.  In preceding verses, Saint John described the first Beast: it has “ten horns”,  exactly like the Dragon. (Apoc. 12: 3) This is undoubtedly to signify that it has received from it the plenitude of its evil power:  “The dragon gave him his power and his throne.” (Apoc. 13: 2) And there were  “on his horns, ten diadems”, perhaps to underline that political domination is in question, just as in the Book of Daniel.

The analogy sheds light on the description of the second Beast, which itself  “has two horns like those of the Lamb”.  In the vision of the fifth chapter, Saint John had indeed mentioned the “horns of the Lamb”:  “And I saw; and behold in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the ancients, a Lamb standing as it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes: which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.” (Apoc. 5: 6). In this spectacular vision of Christ the Redeemer, Who is simultaneously Victim, King and High Priest of the New Covenant, founder of the new priesthood,   The seven horns and the seven eyes signify the divine plenitude of His power as “Prince of the kings of the earth”, and eternal Priest,  Founder and Head of His Church, Who to spread it has received the fullness of the sevenfold Spirit.

A few pages further, describing the False Prophet as the second Beast  “having two horns like those of the Lamb”, does Saint John not suggest that it will act in some way with the power of the true Lamb, “in the Name of Christ, in Nomine Domini”?  However, in this crime it does not act with the plenitude of the divine authority of Christ, symbolized by the seven horns of the vision of chapter five, seven being the figure of perfection. The Lamb in the service of the Beast has only two horns.

Under the evangelical appearances of humility and apostolic charity, disguised as an “Apostle of Christ”, as a “minister of justice”, as Saint Paul said, it will speak like the Dragon, to the contempt of Divine Truth, misleading the faithful by this supreme imposture.

Today the tragic reality opens our eyes to the obvious meaning of the prophecy. To fill the Devil’s insatiable lust for power, not only bodies but souls must bend beneath his yoke  and serve and adore him. For this purpose, the First Beast, the political power, raises up the Second Beast, the False Prophet who becomes, under the guise of Vicar of Christ, the Vicar of deceit and even murder, serving all kinds of iniquity.  The one, holy and apostolic Church becomes the Church of divisive heresy, scandal and corruption, the slave of the Beast and the Dragon who control it as part of Satan’s Empire.

THE PRODIGIES OF THE FALSE PROPHET

To lead the faithful astray, the False Prophet of the Apocalypse will also work stunning prodigies. It will be like the false prophets mentioned by Deuteronomy, who to lead the children of Israel into apostasy,  performed astonishing prodigies. They were impostors who came from the people of God, but in reality they were “sons of Belial”. (Deut. 13: 1-19) The False Prophet will also act in the manner of the Impious one spoken of by Saint Paul, who through the power of Satan will accomplish “signs and lying wonders” (2 Thess. 2: 9). However, always stressing the character of the diabolical imitation of Christ’s true ministers, which defines the False Prophet, Saint John adds: “It will even make fire from Heaven fall to the earth, before everybody’s eyes.” (Apoc. 13: 13).

The False Prophet will be like Elijah, the prophet par excellence, who was capable, merely by his word, of making fire fall from Heaven to consume the messengers of King Ahaziah (2 Kings 1: 10-12). In the Apocalypse, it is “the Two Witnesses” who enjoy this privilege as ministers of God, who prophesy in His name and are vested with His power (Apoc 11: 5). We also recall an episode of the Gospel, where we see the Apostles James and John, the “Sons of Thunder”, who were badly received in a village of Samaria, suddenly ask Jesus:  “Lord, wilt Thou that we bid fire come down from Heaven and consume them?” (Lk. 9: 54-56). Saint John knew well that, like Elijah, the Apostles dispose of the power of judging in God’s name. But they can also misuse it:  “And Jesus rebuked them” as Saint Luke reports.

The Apocalypse tells us that the False Prophet will also have this power. Must it be understood in the material sense, or only in the spiritual sense? What is certain is that outwardly  this false prophet will act as one exercising authority in the name of God and in His service, while in reality it will be completely in the service of the Beast. It will use fire from Heaven, which is the Word of God, the anathema, to disarm its enemies and conquer Christians. This is because:

The Lamb, that is, the False Prophet will then condemn what is holy and consecrate what comes from the Evil One.

To be concluded in Part II.

Pray the Rosary for the love of the Immaculate heart of Mary!

†  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!

© All Content Copyright 2013-2017 ReturntoFatima.org. All Rights Reserved

Luther’s Love

Among the extensive research data that I lost when my new Macbook pro died and had to be totally replaced was today’s post. Since the crash, I have attempted to reproduce the post but without the research, I have failed dismally. However, these seeming setbacks are always an opportunity – they give us  space for the Holy Ghost to work. It is such a blessing  to be brought to desperation and then suddenly discern the gentle breath of the Holy Spirit Who always renews us in hope and in love.

You see, I was approaching the “problem of Luther” from the wrong direction, as many do.  I had amassed quite a bit of documentation comparing Luther’s tendency to use vulgar attacks on his critics with the Bishop of Rome. Indeed, their propensity for personal attacks against anyone who opposes them, and their peculiar taste for the scatological and obscene is strikingly similar. But that article would have missed the most important point, and so today, we will try to get it right. Sources for this article are cited at end.

The Bergoglian Revolution

The simple point I wish to make is that anyone who claims to be a Christian, that is to say, an obedient  follower of Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, our Savior and Redeemer, should show us by example, his deep love for Jesus. Therefore, I ask, where is Martin Luther’s Love for Jesus?  Jesus taught us, not by a mere proclamation of faith but by His loving work, His  sacrificial death  in obedience to the Father.  Precisely where is it demonstrated that Martin Luther loved Our Lord Jesus Christ ?     Was it shown in his disobedient betrayal of his sacred vows of chastity, poverty and obedience?

Martin Luther defended  his disobedience by asserting that man was “justified by faith alone”, sola fides. To this astonishing statement, he added “sola scriptura”,  which compounded the illogic. The two propositions are the basis of Luther’s  violent hatred of the need for good works, that is for keeping the Commandments, and his assertion of a spurious “right” of each man to interpret scriptures according to his own understanding, no matter how ill-informed.  These assertions fly in the face of logic  as can be proved by anyone familiar with Sacred Scripture.

If scripture alone is correct, then sacred scripture itself must  state that proposition clearly and incontrovertibly.  But that is not the case. And sola fides flies in the face of everyday logic, for who among us does not grasp the simple fact that actions do matter. Study of Luther’s life shows that although Luther preached a very popular unbridled freedom of conscience, (much as Pope Francis does) he himself demanded absolute obedience to his will and condemned any who criticised him with a violent and obscene rage. He demanded that those who claimed to be his followers obey his will, but in a glaring contradiction, urged his followers, regarding Jesus Christ to “Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe more boldly still.” No Christian should need to be reminded that sin hurts Our Lord Jesus Christ.  For Luther to assert such a  thing is proof of this man’s utter lack of love. His hateful teachings served to deprive Our Savior of the souls which He had redeemed at such great cost and to spread hatred of the Church which Christ established by the sacrifice of His Life.

Martin Luther’s  heresy is built upon upon the shifting sands of a purely personal interpretation of sacred scripture which was itself unscriptural;  and to remedy this,  he plagiarised  an existing  bible, from which he deleted passages he disagreed with and added one significant word, “alone”, in order to provide false witness for his heresy “Faith alone”.  Contrary to Luther’s assertions,  Our Lord demanded Love first and foremost:

John 15, 8-10: “In this is my Father glorified; that you bring forth very much fruit, and become my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father’s commandments, and do abide in His love.”

1John, 3, 18-22:  “My little children, let us not love in word, nor in tongue, but in deed, and in truth.  In this we know that we are of the truth: and in His sight shall persuade our hearts.  For if our heart reprehend us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Dearly beloved, if our heart do not reprehend us, we have confidence towards God:  And whatsoever we shall ask, we shall receive of Him: because we keep His commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in His sight.”

Apocalypse of St. John, 12, 17: “And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

In the last, we see the proof that Luther served the Dragon, that is,  Satan, the Ancient Enemy of the Church, Bride of Christ. It was a great coup when the Enemy enlisted Martin Luther to his service. But this still does not answer the perennial question, How did Martin Luther, who fasted and scourged his body as a faithful monk, and taught the Catholic faith, fall so  low that even anti-Catholic protestant scholars now agree that he was “foul-mouthed and scurrilous”. (Protestant Bishop Berwick quoted by Msgr. O’Hare. ) Another Protestant writer,  Augustine Birrell,  wisely concluded,  “It is hard to reconcile coarseness and self-will, two leading notes of Luther’s character, with even rudimentary religion. To want to be your own pope is a sign of the heresiarch, not of the Christian.” (Quoted by Msgr. Patrick O’Hare, The Facts About Luther)

How did Luther fall so far, so fast? First and foremost, he relied solely on his own efforts, at first seeking to whip himself into spiritual perfection by severe spiritual disciplines such as harsh fasting and mortifications. But he failed to take the most essential action: he refused to spend quiet, prayerful time with Jesus. Nowhere is it noted that he spent time in devotions to Our Lady.  In his correspondence we read that he admitted having little time to offer Mass or even to say his Divine Office.  Many times, he admitted that he could not pray. You  cannot maintain the most basic relationships without loving actions, without sacrificing your time.  As St. Paul reminds us,   “If I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.” And we cannot have charity without “abiding with Him” Who is Charity.

Luther fell into heresy by neglecting the most basic  work, that of loving Our Lord, of serving Him. Consequently, he was unable to resist the temptations of Satan, temptations to assert himself against God’s will in order to attempt to have his raging lusts satisfied and assuage his tremendous guilt.  And we see the same thing all around us in the neo-pagan society which worships the flesh alone and thus leads to an insatiable appetite followed by the inevitable despair.

In commenting on one of the Psalms, he makes this horrible statement:

Patron of Heretics?

“Conceived in sorrow and corruption, the child sins even in his mother’s womb, when, as yet, a mere fetus, an impure mass of matter, before it becomes a human creature, it commits iniquity and incurs damnation. As he grows the innate element of corruption develops. Man has said to sin, ‘Thou art my father,’ and every act he performs is an offense against God; and to the worms, ‘You are my brothers,’ and he crawls like them in mire and corruption. He is a bad tree and cannot produce good fruit; a dung-hill and can only exhale foul odors. He is so thoroughly corrupted that it is absolutely impossible for him to produce good actions. Sin is his nature; he cannot help committing it. Man may do his best to be good, still his every action is unavoidably bad; he commits a sin as often as he draws his breath. (Consult Wittenb. III. 518)  (O’Hare, Patrick F.. The Facts About Luther (pp. 105-106). amazon.com. Kindle Edition.)

Luther maintained, “no action that was bad would bring the regenerate man under condemnation, because he was justified by faith; nor were his good actions, in even the slightest degree, meritorious, because they were done entirely through the grace given him by the Holy Ghost.”  [Thus, Luther denies any merit to our loving and obedient consent of the will towards God, Who is love.]

He further states that:

“The nature of man is so corrupted that it can never be regenerated and sin will remain in the soul, even of the just, forever. God’s all powerful grace does not cleanse from sin. The Almighty does not regard the sins of men. He covers them over with the merits of Christ and does not impute them to the sinner whose faith in the sufferings of the Redeemer is made manifest.” This is the effect of faith, which, he says, “tends to prevent cur filth from stinking before God.” (Walch XIII. 1480.) I will just note that Msgr O’Hare has sanitised the language of Luther considerably. The link in the second paragraph above, to “A German Hercules, the impact of scatology on the image of Martin Luther” has many examples, especially in the woodcuts commissioned by Luther, of his virulent and obscenely hateful language.

Martin Luther epitomises the result of neglecting our first and all encompassing need: to give Our Lord God not just faith alone, but adoration, hope and love, for as St. Paul teaches, “the greatest of these is charity”.

Now, we have seen how Luther fell, and we see around us the disastrous results of the fall, which are amply evident especially within the Bergoglian Church. What must our response be?  Oh now, you know that! In fact, I bet you know it much better than I! Please, dear readers, let’s live our Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Pray the Rosary, live the Consecration!

Primary source used here : Monsignor Patrick O’Hare’s “The Facts About Luther”.  It is available in Kindle but the TAN paperback version has footnotes which are lacking in the Kindle.  The Kindle however, has links that are useful.

  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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The Darkness and the Light

“…The same preternatural impulse moves the homicidal fury of Islam and the suicidal nihilism of the West. The prince of darkness, being unable to make himself God, wants to destroy everything of God as well as everything resembling Christian Civilization. Without this diabolic infestation it is difficult to understand what is happening in the world.”
(Dr. de Mattei)

Today, we revisit a post from 2015 in which we quote from Professor Roberto de Mattei’s article on the Christians murdered by anti-Christian terrorists and the pathological self-hatred of the leaders of the West.

This subject is even more important to us in view of the efforts of Pope Francis to continue to push for increasing anti-Christian invasion under the guise of “immigration”  throughout what once was Christendom.

The darkness comes …

The Darkness Comes

Of the many voices attempting to interpret the Message of Fatima in these times of gathering darkness, perhaps Roberto de Mattei’s is the clearest. From Rorate Caeli:

Roberto de Mattei
Corrispondenza Romana
April 8, 2015

The stars of 148 new martyrs are shining brightly in the firmament of the Church. The young Christian victims of Islam, last Holy Thursday in Kenya, must not be pitied, but envied as they were given the immense grace of martyrdom.

They are martyrs inasmuch as they were Christians killed by Allah’s soldiers. What makes a martyr such, is not the violent death in itself, but the fact that it was inflicted in hatred of the Christian Faith. It is not death itself that makes the martyr, says St. Augustine but that their suffering and death be ordered to the truth. Not all of the victims of a persecution may be called martyrs, [but] only those who meet death at the hands of killers who hate the Faith.

We need to have the courage to name the killers. Silence continues on the events that have been going on for some time now: a systematic, planetary Islamic persecution against Christians. After the episodes in Kenya, Pope Francis read this beautiful prayer: “In Your face – struck [spat upon and disfigured], we see our sin, in You we see our brothers and sisters, persecuted, decapitated and crucified for their faith in You, before our very eyes and often with our complicit silence.”

Antonio Socci, who has often denounced the “complicit silence” of the highest ecclesiastical authorities, writes in Libero: “We are waiting for Pope Francis, from that [Vatican] window, with all of the prestige he enjoys in the media, to awaken the powerful of the earth, mobilize his diplomacy and let everyone hear the cries of grief and pain from the persecuted Christians; may he indicate continuous prayers from the entire Church, may he launch a great humanitarian initiative for these persecuted Christians.”

We need to acknowledge that there is a war of religion in act against Jesus Christ and His Church, fought in the name of the Koran’s Surah which says: “Kill the infidels wherever you find them. This is the recompense for the unbelievers.” (2,191). This war was not waged by Christians, but has been taken up against them. Why don’t the Western governments fight it? The answer is that the West shares the same hate the persecutors have against their own Christian roots.

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A Friend of the Devil is a Friend of Mine…

By their friends…

 

We have often discussed the role of the “errors of Russia” in relation to the Message of Fatima, the Apocalypse and the current papacy. Lately, the Bergoglian avalache has been picking up speed and this morning, Sandro Magister pointed out some interesting developments in the reign of this unfortunate pope. The following excerpts are brief, for the full article please see Sandro Magister,  The Communists the Pope Likes. And Vice Versa“.

Magister begins by noting

… the collaboration with “Avvenire,” the newspaper of the Italian episcopal conference, of the satirical comics author Sergio Staino, with a Sunday strip entitled “Hello, Jesus!”

Here the surprise lies in the fact that Staino is an unwavering communist, was a “flower child” and a champion of free love, was until a few months ago the director of “L’Unità,” the defunct newspaper of the Italian communist party and then of the parties that succeeded it, and is the honorary president of the UAAR, the Union of Atheists and Rationalist Agnostics.

The absentminded Jesus of his strips still lives in Nazareth with Joseph and Mary, gives his father a hand in the woodshop, but his head is already elsewhere, looking to the time when he will leave to finally become – in Staino’s words – “the first of the socialists, the first to fight for the poor.”

Interviewed in “Avvenire” on the day of his debut, Staino recounted that some time ago, when Pope Francis, during a “long telephone conversation” with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, was told that back in 1948 Staino’s mother had been denied sacramental absolution for having voted for the communist party, the pope burst out laughing: “Tell the mother of this friend of yours that I will give her that absolution.

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