Pentagram in the Sky
Signs in the skies. What do you think of this Pentagram in the Sky!
Perhaps its a sign of the times.
Signs in the skies. What do you think of this Pentagram in the Sky!
Perhaps its a sign of the times.
This beautiful cross rosary has rosary beads of crystal embedded crosses. The center medal is an exquisite version of The Last Supper. The crucifix itself is also embedded in crystals. As more and more Catholics are wearing their precious rosaries around their necks, for protection and convenience in prayer, this gorgeous rosary, made of rhodesium, is a tres chic fashion accessory as well as an inspiring and DIFFERENT set of rosary beads.
The Last Supper Medallion reminds us of the miracle of the Mass every time we touch it. A perfect place to pray gratitude to Jesus for the gift and grace of our salvation, and the very great price Jesus paid to give it to us.
Why are people wearing their rosaries?
We know that celebrities have made wearing rosaries popular, not as a religious item but perhaps as a MOCKERY of a religious devotion. While not every athiest who wears a rosary for fashion purposes is intentionally mocking anyone, certainly rosaries are beautiful and unusual pieces of jewelry. Catholics counter this mockery by wearing rosaries as a statement of devotion, the power of prayer, and as a gorgeous statement of the importance of Jesus, and His life, that we pray with love.
Another reason people are wearing rosaries is as a protection against the growing wickedness and evil of the society around us. Like the St Benedict’s medal is a required protection, the Holy Rosary is a protection as well. In Genesis God promised that the Woman and her seed would crush the serpent underfoot, and this special office of Jesus’ mother is accomplished in souls, and in their lives, who pray the life of Jesus on the rosary.
Wearing this rosary with cross beads deepens your appreciation of carrying YOUR cross every single day. Using prayer beads like this ties every single prayer directly to the Holy Cross, in a visual manner as well as a physical one.
It has been said that our souls are like prisms of crystal, designed by God to reflect and refract HIS light, and the glittering crystals on this cross rosary are a reminder of the goal of our prayers, a pure and clean soul whose light shines brightly in the world.
Martyrdom is always a refusal to compromise your faith when there is a price to pay for refusing to.
Historically the issue of martyrdom has been “red”, which is the martyrdom of blood, and “green”, the martyrdom of lifestyle or, in our case, a financial martyrdom. With the new legislation towards homosexuality, and gay marriage in particular, we are seeing a host of battles in legislation and in courts that are creating an entire sector of society that will not be permitted to participate in the economic life of the USA unless and until they accept that which is unacceptable to their religious faith.
According to our Constitutional Republic, WHEN WE HAD ONE, we can quote the First Amendment:
In the United States, the religious civil liberties are guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (emphasis mine)
However, we just recently had a ruling, in New Mexico, that fines a Christian photographer for refusing to exercise her freedom of religion by NOT photographing a “gay wedding”.
Here is a post by a Constitutional attorney, no less, discussing the case and the outcome (which he supports) but notes that it leaves him with a feeling of “discomfort”.
As one justice noted in concurrence, this is “the price of citizenship.” However, there remains the question of the right of citizens not to be forced to express ideas or values with which they disagree.
The “price” of citizenship had always been the Constitution, wherein citizens had to get along, despite their religious differences and, in effect, live and let live. They HAD no right to infringe upon the free expression of religion of their fellow citizens so the battles between, for example, Protestants and Catholics, were able to be fought out in the marketplace of free ideas, free expression of their religion, and freedom of private schools, freedom of business and competition.
However, as we are seeing in the case of homosexuality AND abortion, there is no such thing. Law has been TURNED ON ITS HEAD, where Christians and Christian BUSINESS can be FORCED into compromising their heritage and historic beliefs, their current commitments and principles, as a PRICE that MUST BE PAID for the “right” to live where they are born, the “unalienable rights” of a US citizen, are subject to be TAKEN AWAY by virtue of the compromises of their hearts, souls and religion are unwilling to make.
Citizenship is now seen by our fearless leaders as a privilege, something that can be taken away for whatever reasons they can dream up, as a means of FORCING values and practices that many find offensive.
Indeed we are at the threshold of paying a very heavy price for refusing to compromise our Holy Faith.
The Green Martyrdom that will be required of Christians in our society begins with whether Christians have a RIGHT to own businesses that are true to their Christian values or not.
As Jonathan Turley puts it:
In the end, I remain torn by this ruling. I see the logic and the precedent for the decision. However, I have lingering discomfort with a required expressive act like photography. It is in my view a close question and I would love to read the thoughts of our blog on the issues. There may be no way to accommodate such expressive rights in a public accommodation law. However, that would require deeply religious businesses to either shutdown or engage in ceremonies that they find morally objectionable. It is a tough call despite my long-standing support for same-sex marriage and gay rights. What do you think?
It is OBVIOUS to me and to many that our religion, our faith, which cannot be compromised, will put us into a situation that, like the Amish, requires us to close down and no longer participate in the American economy. The Amish have been emigrating OUT of America in droves, a dreadful situation that has not made mainstream media, and moving to countries that appreciate their industriousness and skills, and agree not to try and force religious compromise on them.
The green martyrdom of poverty, loss and lack of income, is a power of human sacrifice over those who cannot be tyrannized by any other method.
It has required a wholesale abandonment of our Constitution across the board to permit such a horror to happen. The Political Problem of Evil
In America, with Christian doctors, hospitals, pharmacists and nursing, educators, houses of worship, child and elder care, and a list of providers longer than I can list on this blog, based on our religious beliefs we have built a society that cares for the concerns of charity and worship, infrastructure and services such as libraries, art galleries, museums, postal services and more, all for the “greater good” and as expressions of our most deeply held values.
Shall our “law” be able to FORCE a doctor to euthanize, to perform abortions, to provide any kind of medical procedures that not only violate their oaths, but also violate their religious convictions?
This is only one example, but having gone from “we just want to keep the law out of our bedroom” in respects to sodomy laws, we have gone to the LEGAL FORCE of financial punishment and even the EXISTENCE of the institutions built by our forebears that provided a functioning society to progeny.
The courts will even be testing our churches. When the Supreme Court ANYWHERE feels it can force small business to act against the conscience of the owner, and only provider of that small business service, and FINE THEM for a refusal to do so, then even our churches are at great risk.
There are those who believe that accepting and changing our faith, our religion and our laws to force gay marriage is an act of charity. However there is nothing charitable in forcing, with all the power of the state, beliefs on people which they do not hold, which were protected by the constitution, which have been cherished for two thousand years. Charity works both ways, taking the lifestyle and practices of homosexuality to the people, places and businesses that support it, while leaving the rest to their own integrity.
As we see, this is NOT what is happening..
The last hundred years has, more than any other time, been the century of martyrs. Communism wiped out TENS OF MILLIONS of Christians for their refusal to give up God, give up their faith, and acquiesce to Godless Marxism.
While the focus of WW2 has been on the “holocaust” of the Jews, a holocaust being a SACRIFICE, the truth is that many multiples of it, of Christians were slaughtered, starved, imprisoned, for their faith.
Is your faith strong and real enough to your heart and soul for it to survive losing your job or business, your home, your healthcare, your bank accounts, and even your citizenship?
How about losing your children? Gay Lawmaker to Christians: We”ll Take Your Children
Do you think I”m kidding? Take a look at what .
We have only two choices. One is to take back the country and return it to its Constitutional roots; or the other is to succumb, as martyrs, green AND red.
There is a precious Christian Ark in the Wilderness, known as St. Catherine”s of Sinai.
With the recent hideous , it seems that the Sinai monk”s premonition several years ago was an important intervention of heaven. That premonition gave rise to an incredibly important project of digitally recording all the ancient Christian manuscripts that had been stored at that monastery for centuries, even millenia, to guarantee their preservation no matter what else may happen.
It is impossible to overstate the importance of St. Catherine”s monastery, her relics, her manuscripts and her traditions.
The oldest and most complete bible was found there. Ancient icons, books and relics stored there, as a “Christian hoarder” who had 2000 years to collect cherished and precious things might be expected to have.
In this Ark are the ancient memories and writings of the sanctified from the earliest days of the Holy Church, when Christians were all of one accord, one heart, one Holy and Divine Love. The beautiful memories of the church are held there, as well as the sorrows of schism, persecution, martyrdoms.
It is an altogether priceless place, housing for THE burning bush, a sanctuary of prayer, of holy Wisdom, of being remade into children of the Living God. The manuscripts alone are an incredible walk through Christian spirituality and true Christian life in pursuit of God.
Found there is the ancient manuscript The Ladder of Divine Ascent, a highly recommended reading for any Christian.
Listen to Fr Justin explain the treasures in this Ark, the work and efforts to rescue these priceless pieces, and a bit of ancient Christianity. I hope you are moved with love for all those who have come before us and treasured our Holy Faith.
If you pray, pray that this holy place will escape the dreadful sacrilege of being destroyed by Islam.
By Friar Chris Dickson.
Recently I was asked, “How do you become a good Franciscan?” I replied, “It’s simple, the same way you become a good Catholic; let your nose hit the dirt!”
Humility is said to be the guardian of all virtues, and some believe the most lacking virtue in the Church today. In his letters, St. Paul tells us that it is only through humility and a contrite heart that we can dare to come face-to- face with our living God. The arrogant He will destroy! Yet many of us continue destroying ourselves through our selfish arrogance and pride. Yet, hitting the dirt is a remedy.
Polls indicate that more and more people today view God and religion as irrelevant, disingenuous, and tiresome. Of grave concern to the Catholic Church is that many of its clerics and religious are now beginning to share these same views with the public (and in public), placing themselves in direct opposition to the teachings of the Pope, bishops, priests and Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. Some Catholic Theologians even tout the modern-day disciplines as being far more superior to the archaic early Doctors of the Church (most notably St. Thomas Aquinas), primarily due to our new, modernistic, open-minded approach. They have stamped the early church Fathers as obsolete and therefore irrelevant. Please show me the humility in that. A little dirt would ‘do’ them.
St. Francis warned us all in his letter to St. Anthony, “I am pleased that you are teaching sacred theology to the brothers, so long as this kind of study, as our Rule has it, does not extinguish the spirit of prayer and devotion.” Francis maintained constant vigilance in his pursuit of perfect humility, understanding that it is the singular virtue by which we learn to know our true selves. Only through the knowledge of his own sinful nature was Francis able to see himself as he really was in God’s eyes; a vile and worthless sinner, saved only by God’s merciful gift of grace. The Psalmist begs “Can we be anything else before the awesomeness of our God?”
We are what we are in God’s eyes, and nothing more! It is this self-realization that tore a hole large enough in Francis’ heart to allow God to pour His graces into him. This is how God knocked Francis off his “High Horse” and brought him down low enough to care for lepers and sinners, to openly confess his faults in his sermons to the people, and to prefer insults and injury to vain and worthless praise and glory!
Society’s quarrels lie not with the Church nor it’s people, rather it’s with what the Church represents: God! People simply don’t want God telling us how we should think, believe, and especially not how we are to behave. It’s been this way since Adam and Eve and remains so today as we continue reaching up to pull that fruit off the tree and devour it! Like water, human nature has never ceased following the path of least resistance. It suits us to remember that the fruitful tree is deeply rooted in the dirt.
So how do we find humility so that we too can open ourselves up to receiving God’s love and mercy? For those who are unfamiliar with the Admonitions of St. Francis, they are twenty-eight observances or words of advice used as a model for the followers of St. Francis to imitate. Studying and observing these sublime exhortations will teach us how to achieve holy humility while still here on earth. They continue to instruct us how to “let your nose hit the dirt!”.
By 250 A.D. Christian Prayer to Mary was widespread, rising to the level of liturgical prayer. In this beautiful Coptic papyrus, dated circa 250 A.D., is inscribed the following prayer:
Under thy compassion we take refuge, Theotokos [Birthgiver-of-God]; do not disregard our prayers in the midst of tribulation, but deliver us from danger, O Only Pure, Only Blessed One.
By itself it proves, on many levels, the errors of protestant and break-away Christians.
Being descended from the Jews requires a Jewish mother, which of course Mary was. As Jesus began His Church, focused and based on the sacrifice of His flesh and blood, the fact that Mary was THE human provider of that Holy flesh and blood means that Christian’s relationship to the Eucharist is very much about the heritage of Mary.
In John chapter 6 Jesus makes it very clear. “My flesh is true food, my blood is true drink… unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you have NO LIFE in you.” Therefore, as taught by Our Lord Himself, our true life in Christ comes from union with Him in the Eucharist.
The term genetrix as applied to Blessed Mary is usually translated ‘mother’ which is a true term, but one that has been ignored, debased and discarded by many Christians. However, it is important to note that the word also means ‘ancestress’, Mary is the GENERATIONAL ANCESTOR of everyone who claims to be Christian and seeks out the Body and Blood of her Son Jesus Christ. It is through participating in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ that one is adopted into the family of God, and for those, Mary is OUR mother in a very tangible and REAL way.
Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good, and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust.
For the ONLY time in history, Mary was chosen by God to become His real and true mother on earth. Just as the Holy Ghost hovered over creation, just as the Shekinah glory (Jesus) descended on the Ark of the (first) Covenant, so too he hovered over the Blessed and chosen Virgin so that He could be incarnated as a MAN. Therefore Mary became known as Theotokos, God-bearer, just as the Ark of the Covenant had been, but in a HUMAN incarnation.
As we see from this ancient and precious text, from the earliest Christian Church Mary was beloved by all Christians for her unique vocation, and along with the Holy Bread, bears God Himself to us wherever she goes.
Protestant criticism of the dogma at Ephesus 451 as an invention of a power-grabbing power hungry Church is clearly proven false by this fragment. Christian’s reverence for Mary is one of the earliest marks of Christ’s Church, widespread in understanding among the people of God, acknowledged and clarified in the early Church council. Christian prayer has included prayer to Mary since the earliest days.
Christians receive their Holiness and life through the body and blood of Christ, what all true Christians call the Eucharist. It is the substance and doorway to the salvation of God, and being the true flesh and blood of Jesus, it is also therefore in a generational way the flesh and blood of Mary. Mary is the mother of the Eucharist as much as she is the mother of Jesus. Those who are consuming that precious life-giving gift from God are also, therefore, children of Mary, our mother in Christ.
Mary mothers us on our life of conversion and fullness in Christ, in our salvation. Christian prayer to Mary invokes her attention and assistance.
The Apostles recognized the need, like newborns, for disciples to grow into the fullness of their Christianity.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation.
Mothering by Mary assists us to learn to apply sanctity to all the flaws and sins of our spiritual childhood. Unformed children cannot address the responsible administration of the Word, which is the Justice of God. As Mary mothered Jesus, so all Christians are in need of her mothering to mature Christian lives.
Hebrews 5:13 For every one that is a partaker of milk, is unskillful in the word of justice: for he is a little child.
We must overcome our carnal, sinful nature before we are ready for the more important things of Christ. Responsiveness to the mothering of Holy Mary helps us to overcome our sinful nature, to ignore what Mary has to teach us leaves us immature. Until we do, we are not fit to handle the Word of God or guide the church in any way.
1 Corinthians 3:2 I gave you milk to drink, not meat; for you were not able as yet. But neither indeed are you now able; for you are yet carnal.
The Blessed Mother Mary gives birth to the purified Church in great tribulations.
Apocalypse (Revelation) 12:1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars, 2
And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.
The earliest Christians understood Mary’s role during the apocalypse coming upon the world. This early and very beautiful prayer invokes her compassion on we, her children, during the tribulations befalling us all. Perhaps adding these prayers to Mary’s Holy Rosary we can join with the ancient supplications of the earliest saints and Christians!
Under thy compassion we take refuge, Theotokos; do not disregard our prayers in the midst of tribulation, but deliver us from danger, O Only Pure, Only Blessed One.
(Scripture has warned us of a false prophet. There are prophets of God, and there are also false prophets not of God.)
That Dragon in Sheep’s Clothing will not deny but redefine Christ and Christianity.
So how close are we to the False Prophet and the Anti-Christ? Well, according to Our Lady of LaSalette, the precursor to them, has been with us since 2008:
“A precursor of the Antichrist, with his troops drawn from many nations, will wage war against the true Christ, sole Savior of the world; he will shed much blood and will seek to annihilate the cult of God so as to be regarded as a god.” Our Lady of LaSalette 1846
Our Lady could only be speaking of Barack Obama! It was Obama who shocked us all by publically bringing up the image of Messiah before his election but then denying he was Messiah, just as did John the Baptist, the precursor to the true Christ!
As the Baptist prepared the way for Christ so Obama has prepared the way for the False Prophet and the Anti-Christ and their World Government by greatly escalated the immoral wars of the West under NATO, USING TROOPS OF MANY NATIONS and now the indiscriminate killing of civilians by armchair operators of drone warfare, and by initiating a war against the Christian faith world wide by his funding and massive arming Muslim extremists who are murdering thousands of Christians, moderate Muslims, Blacks and Jews in the Mid-East and Africa and domestically attacking Christians by numerous other means not the least of which is his so called “health care” mandate. And, NO, Obama is NOT a Muslim. He is Luciferian as are all the highest level of the New World Order elites who are all hoping and striving for the godship promised by Lucifer first to Adam and Eve.
If Obama is the Precursor to Anti-Christ, then the religious False Prophet in Rome and the Anti-Christ himself ARE NOW HERE.
The messages of Garabandal specifically claims the appearance of Anti-Christ is FOR OUR GENERATION including the GREAT WARNING and the GREAT MIRACLE followed by the CHASTISEMENT. WAKE UP ALL YOU SLEEPING CATHOLICS!
Want evidence for the arrival of the False Prophet? SEE THE Article below.
“I address a pressing appeal to the earth: I call upon the true disciples of the God living and reigning in the heavens; I call upon the true imitators of Christ made man, the one true Savior of men; I call upon my children, my true devotees, those who have given themselves to me so that I may lead them to my Divine Son, those whom I bear as it were in my arms, those who have lived in my spirit; finally, I call upon the Apostles of the Latter Times, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived in contempt of the world and of themselves, in poverty and humility, in contempt and silence, in prayer and mortification, in chastity and in union with God, in suffering, and unknown to the world. It is time for them to emerge and come enlighten the earth. Go, show yourselves to be my dear children; I am with you and in you, provided your faith is the light enlightening you in these evil times. May your zeal make you famished for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. Do battle, children of light, you, the few who see thereby; for the time of times, the end of ends, is at hand.” Our Lady of LaSalette in reference to the time of Great Tribulation
Anything called the New Evangelism that does not involve the messages given to the visionaries in the Church over the last 200 years is a fraud.
“He [the Father] will raise up new evangelizers. . . they will evangelize in a new way which will not substantially change the eternal Gospel or the great Revelation [Holy Bible] but will broaden, complete and make them understandable and acceptable even to those who on account of their atheism and their incredulity regarding the Last Things and many other revealed truths, cite the reason that ‘they cannot believe things which they do not understand, or love beings [persons] about whom too little is known, and that this little is such as to cause fear and sorrow instead of attracting and encouraging.’ New Evangelizers . . . there already are  . . . . but they will be more and more numerous, and the world – after having overlooked or mocked or opposed them, when terror takes hold of the foolish who now deride the new evangelizers – will turn to them . . . in the darkness, horror, and tempest of ongoing persecution by the antichrists.” Jesus Christ to Maria Valtorta, The Notebooks 1945-1950. pp.564-565
Has the False Prophet of Revelation 13:11-18 Arrived?
That Dragon in Sheep’s Clothing will not deny but redefine Christ and Christianity
“Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of Anti-Christ. The demons of the air together with the Anti-Christ will perform wonders on earth and in the atmosphere, and men will become more and more perverted. “Our Lady at LaSalette, France September 19, 1846
Paul, the Apostle, to the Church at Rome: “Be not high minded but fear; for if God spared not the natural branches [Israel], take heed lest He also spare not you. . . . I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in.” Romans 11:20-21, 25
“The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God . . . . The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church EVEN TO ITS SUMMIT . . . into the HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE CHURCH.” Pope Paul VI, June 29, 1972; October 13, 1977
Has the dragon begun to emerge from beneath the well placed sheep’s clothing of the man chosen to head the Church following the forced resignation of Benedict XVI? Do the forces that have dominated the Vatican under the past three Vatican State Secretaries finally have the man who will do their bidding? These highest level forces in the Vatican poisoned Pope John Paul I who had vowed to expose the Masons in the Vatican and clean up the Vatican Bank(1); these highest level forces drugged and secluded Pope Paul VI and trotted out an imposter in his place(2); these highest level forces disappeared the real sister Lucia of Fatima and replaced her with an imposter who changed the Fatima message(3); these highest level forces were key in the assassination attempt of John Paul II(4); and now they have driven the final true Pope from Peter’s Chair.(5) Have these highest level forces now successfully replaced him with a masterful deceiver? It is a matter of record that Secretary of State Bertone ordered Benedict to resign(5), and the day following his resignation the German bank, which had cut off credit card service to the Vatican Museum months before, resulting in substantial loss of revenue from tourists, reinstated its service. (6) Bertone’s assault on papal authority paralleled his perpetuation of the massive distortion of the Fatima message that Vatican Secretary of State Sodano had created and disseminated throughout the Church before him, purporting that the threat to the faith and the Church predicted at Fatima was past.(7) Pope Benedict’s surprising and unprecedented public exposure of that position before tens of thousands at Fatima on May 13, 2010, declaring that Sodano’s and Bertone’s views about Fatima were a deception(8) was very likely what sealed his fate.
These forces aligned against Heaven, the faith and papal authority in particular, however, were largely in place even in 1917 which explains why the Fatima revelations were ignored by the Vatican from the very beginning. Six years later in 1923 when the extremely urgent request for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was given, Rome snubbed Her request, and after yet another seven years of stonewalling, only declared the message free of moral and theological error not certainly of God!
In stark contrast, the local secular communist paper in Fatima the day following the event declared its position in the bold front page headline: “A MIRACLE!”
Conditions since have only gotten worse among the cardinals and bishops in the Church, precisely as the message of Fatima had warned would happen for neglecting this consecration of Russia, with the attack on the papacy and authentic Catholic faith only accelerating. Our Lady at Garabandal in 1965 declared that because her message had not been made known “many Cardinals, many bishops and many priests were on the way to perdition and taking many souls with them.”
Vatican II therefore, instead of being the new springtime for the New Evangelization that Heaven had planned for it, and specifically revealed to the visionary Maria Valtorta in 1950,(9) became a moral and theological morass of confusion.
With the forced (and thus invalid) removal of Benedict, the enemy finally had literally overthrown the papacy, not in the real Church with its spiritual members, but in the Church’s outer structure, its organization which had been built up around the Church over the last 19 hundred years, along with all its dissident members who had lost the faith.
Having rejected Heaven’s sent prophets they succumbed to a host of false prophets calling themselves biblical scholars and theologians and their vile heretical NAB Catholic Study Bible.
So is the alleged “replacement” for Benedict, who is being praised by Sodano and Bertone to high heavens, really a sudden move upwards or is it cascading downward free-fall?
Does the Malachy prophecy that says Benedict was the last pope mean, what seems quite obvious, that the next one would be the dragon in sheep’s clothing of Revelation 13 or do we now have by some amazing miracle a complete reversal, instead, Peter the Roman who will lead the faithful remnant thru the Tribulation?
In the light of the 96 years since 1917 itself I would clearly have to put my money on a sheep-looking dragon! But Francis’ record since he has been installed I believe should settle the matter. With that record so far do we see a smaller Church, as Benedict specifically predicted for the true Church, or a larger more inclusive Church?
The dragon under the sheepskin has actually revealed from the very start which Church he envisions, though some of us admittedly did not want to see it. But first the sheepskin: Who would not have, at least at first, been impressed with one in such a high position of authority (and please do not forget that truth – Matthew 16:18!) foregoing private transportation for public transportation, or settling for humble housing rather than the comparative luxury of papal housing, or even for asking the people to bless him? I must say these gestures at first sent a deep and warm sensation through my soul. Humility is such an in dispensable part of spirituality!
But was this humility or were these acts an assault on the office of the papacy and its supreme authority, and only an extension of the agenda to eliminate the papacy by Vatican Secretaries of State Sodano and Bertone, and Villot before them? Would that be the real reason for not accepting the papal residence? Or refusing to take the traditional papal chair? And why else would Francis introduce himself as merely the bishop of Rome and not the true head of the universal Church? Added to this was that the utter contempt for Benedict that had spread throughout the Church in Europe was given an unmistakable nod by Francis by the “strange delay” of ten days before his meeting with Benedict!
During Holy Week was it not a dragon who revealed itself even more clearly, in an attack upon the Lord’s establishment of the male priesthood of the Church and even on the superiority and uniqueness of Christianity itself? This again however was carefully veiled in the sheepskin of humility where a false humility was once again the excuse or cover for attacking fundamental divine truths.
The fundamental divine truths in the foot washing of Holy Thursday springs from its being a re-enactment of Our Lord’s washing the Apostles’ feet on that first Holy Thursday. It was a lesson of humility confined to the priesthood and thus its extension could only be to those that might qualify for that place. This excluded both women and certainly non-Christians who in either case could never qualify for the priesthood in the true Catholic Church! There are 364 other days in the year that Francis could have washed anyone’s feet he wished if humility was all he wanted to show.
So under the mere sheepskin of humility Francis committed the “wicked gesture” accurately predicted would happen by our Lord during Holy Week and revealed to the visionary Maria Divine Mercy on March 14, a full week before the sacrilege. (10) Francis on that day, Holy Thursday, washed the feet of two women one of whom was not even a Christian.
Would anyone question that these are the two primary elements sought by the “progressives” for their Future Church, a church where Christian distinctive have become irrelevant along with divine distinctions between the sexes? In the New Church there will be both women priests and non-Christian priests, for Christian will be redefined to mean merely all that is “good” according to the current popular perception and Satanic will be redefined to mean all that is not good according to the current perception. Faith in Christ or Anyone above self will not be necessary for one’s “good deeds” to become acceptable.
It is that very fundamental altering of the view of “Christ” and “Satan” who now only become figures, that perfectly explains the strange declaration Francis made early on, that those who pray to anyone other than Jesus prays to Satan. While on the very surface the statement is false, as God is triune, and further, even those with no knowledge of Christianity can understand the reality of a supreme Creator and pray to Him, the statement would certainly give the very useful impression Francis must be a conservative! That Francis in his previous role as archbishop in Argentina stood publically against homosexual marriage has convinced many that he is a conservative. But an activist who knows Francis personally tells a far different story about his personal convictions. (11) And if you have any further doubts check this out: Cardinal Bergoglio (now Francis I) Honors Pro-Homosexual Jewish Rabbi
That a new universal religion is being formed is being confirmed by the latest statements of Francis when he declared emphatically that all men have been redeemed by Christ’s sacrifice including atheists and have become in that redemption “children of God in the first class.”(12)
Universal salvation is not a new notion but it is certainly new coming from the mouth someone claiming to be head of the Catholic Church! Universal salvation is heresy.
Further, Francis adamantly insisted that atheists by doing good are accepted with God and can contribute to peace in the world. That is also rank heresy.
Francis is terribly wrong here on two very significant matters. All men have not been redeemed and many never will be! Only those in the New Covenant are made “sons of God” in New Birth regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Christ’s redemption only OFFERS to all men re-instatement of divine sonship that was lost for humanity in the Garden. While it is certainly true “many” who die outside the New Covenant will end up in Heaven according to Jesus in Matthew 8:11-12, Peter, in his illumination over the spiritual status of the pagan Roman Centurion Cornelius, is equally clear in Acts 10:35 that only those outside the covenant (thus “unsaved”) “WHO FEAR GOD and work righteousness are acceptable to Him.” So He is wrong also in stating that atheists (in a true and full sense), whose good works of necessity cannot then be out of faith in any degree but are completely of self, can in any way please God or even be a part of contributing to true human peace. This is of the deceptive moral category of “enlightened self interest,” which is the deepest of deceptions as it is a false and fraudulent righteousness based on self and human pride. This is “self-righteousness” or “OUR righteousness” and in God’s sight it is as “menstrual rags” (Isaiah 64:6).
This is the same kind of righteousness Satan and Lucifer often use to get from others what they want. Did the Devil offering Jesus the kingdom’s of the world make him acceptable to God? Francis certainly knows he is in conflict here with these most fundamental elements of the Christian faith and thus he is a heretic and a deceiving false prophet.
In light of Francis’ revealing statements, and now his public praise of the “progressive” modernist theologian Cardinal Walter Kasper,(13) the Vatican has determined that none of his homilies forthwith will be published in full but only summaries will be presented!(14) Need we yet wonder, Why? And with the recent stunning admission by a member of the “progressive” party itself that Vatican II was indeed deliberately vague in its documents and deliberately open to opposite interpretations(15) (something they have in the past vehemently denied), we might well understand that the door is now being opened for Vatican III in order to settle these pesky ambiguities and finally make clear what the “progressives” wanted from the beginning for their New Church!
If they want large Catholic support for this they will need to keep a muffle on the dragon for the moment and have him seen as a “supporter of tradition,” because he effectively destroyed the Latin Mass even where there was a very high demand for it, in his Buenos Aries diocese. A “consecration to” Our Lady of Fatima would be the icing on the cake.
I think it is clear we are seeing the mega deception spoken of in Revelation 13:11-18 about to be fulfilled before our eyes. When the false prophet begins to work miracles as St. John in Revelation predicts, only those who know the true faith, and judge by that, will not be taken in by the sheep-looking dragon who will support the coming Anti-Christ. The Anti-Christ will emerge to bring peace following a serious escalation of the present state of war in the world and perhaps right in conjunction with a new Vatican Council which will formalize and inaugurate the New Church.
“Watch, My child, what is to be. They will call another Council. Oh, but Satan now has his plans. O woe, woe to evil man – what is to come upon them!” – Our Lady, February 1, 1974 at Bayside
Let us not in the meantime then forget that Benedict XVI is still the vicar of Christ for the true Catholic Church.
(4) “The Vatican bears responsibility for the attack on the Pope. Without the help of some priests and cardinals I could not have done it.” Mehmet Ali Agca http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread413669/pg1
(9) The Notebooks 1945 1950 pages 564-565
(15) Video: http://www.churchmilitant.tv/daily/?today=2013-06-03
Will another Vatican Council be in session in March, April or May of 2014?
Vatican III is now being openly called for by the apostate “progressive” element in the Church in order to solidify what they only began in Vatican II. Though formally rejected by many in the Church, Our Lady in 1974 has already predicted a third Council though giving no date for the event.
While very few authentic prophecies include dates, as in Jonah’s warning to Nineveh, because Heaven’s warnings usually are meant to change the outcome and men have a tendency to reject out of hand any prophecy that fails to materialize precisely as predicted. However, the prophecies given by Our Lady at Garabandal between 1961 and 1965 to the three visionaries Conchita, Mari-Loli, and Jacinta (the most scientifically tested and verified apparition event ever with the miraculous even captured on movie film) are clearly of another order. While the year of the three predicted events was not to be told at the time, the events WERE PREDICTED TO TAKE PLACE IN OUR GENERATION, which means we will see the coming of the False Prophet and the Anti-Christ.
Additionally, the first two of the events, the WORLDWIDE WARNING and the GREAT MIRACLE were predicted to occur within one year of the other and the second event, the GREAT MIRACLE would occur on a Thursday at 8:30 PM [2:30 PM EST] between the 8th and the 16th of March, April, or May. The GREAT MIRACLE would also coincide with an important event in the Church and on the Feast Day of a young Martyr of the Eucharist. Conchita knows the date of the GREAT MIRACLE and “must” announce it eight days before it occurs.
That the GREAT MIRACLE was not to be announced until then may well indicate that it was not, at the time, precisely determined because the year may have depended upon the Church’s response to these messages. The three month variation for the GREAT MIRACLE may also indicate the possibility of more or less grace given determined again by our response.
The first event, the WORLDWIDE WARNING (“something that is first seen in the air”), involving almost certainly a near miss of an asteroid / comet, may involve the COMET ISON which is on just such a trajectory with earth for DECEMBER 2013, If that proves to be the occasion of the WARNING, then the GREAT MIRACLE will most certainly occur in the Spring of 2014.
While this timing is only a projection, the prophecy itself was given that it might be disseminated as widely as possible, that its fulfillment might be watched for while we pray, repent, fast and sacrifice for the conversion of souls. Failure to disseminate this message has had dire consequences for the Church. Our Lady Herself said on January 1, 1965, “Since my message of October 18  has not been complied with and has not been made known to the world, I will tell you this is the last one [to the cardinals, bishops and priests of the Catholic Church]. Before the chalice was filling, now it is overflowing. Many cardinals, many bishops, and many priests are on the path of perdition and they take many souls with them.”
Could the “important event in the Church” be Vatican III? It is certainly possible! “WATCH AND PRAY!”
Great Garabandal web sites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws76ver8J8k
Has Bayside really been condemned? http://www.smwa.org/documents/Bayside_The_Facts_Revealed/Bayside_The_Facts_Revealed.htm
Save Our Church “Ecumenical not Heretical!” www.saveourchurch.org
by Chris Dickson, F.L.A.
I am appalled by the naivete of our Church being duped into anti-Christian communism. Liberation theology is a threat to free society by its undermining of the Church and its Magisterium through attempting to redefine moral issues (changing the Gospel to support theology opposed to shaping theology as a result of the Gospel.)
Ignorance is not bliss and unless we familiarize ourselves with the dangers, then future generations will demand answers as to why we threw away our freedom in lieu of communism.
To quote Gustavo Gutierrez (the “father” of liberation theology,) “There is no evil in being subversive, struggling against the capitalist system…Liberation leads to reinterpreting the Gospel…As I have witnessed the power of Marxism to provide motivation for a life of service where none existed before, I have come to a new appreciation of this part of my own history. I cannot settle for any story of America that fails to give a central place to this vision.”
Again, Roger Garaudy (one of France’s foremost Marxist intellectuals) wrote, “Socialism is a traditional stage in the passage from capitalism to communism.” Also, “When the established order involves such injustice that millions of men are exploited, oppressed, mutilated, and humiliated by this order, a revolution, even armed revolution, can be less costly and in the long run less ‘violent’ than this established disorder, which has become pure violence. Of this, incidentally, many Christians are today
becoming conscious, including, for example, even priests and bishops in Latin America.”
Charles E. Curran, no longer permitted by the Church to teach moral theology at Catholic universities, has stated,”Questions arise in the light of both the importance and the limitations of Scriptures. In the light of the most striking development has been the emergence of dissent within the Roman Catholic theological community from the teachings of the hierarchical magisterium on specific moral issues.”
One cannot help but feel an air of approval when local archdiocesan newspapers print articles written by these people. Already we have seen a swing by our priests and educators away from the Church’s doctrine of “norma normans non normata”(the Scriptures being the norm above all other norms by which all norms are taken) and are thus shown to question the Scripture’s relevance in our daily lives.
Perhaps we need to seek the definition of a couple terms which seem to have taken on good and bad connotations in complete reversal of their intended meanings:
First of all, the term orthodoxy means “right praise,” or consistency with the faith of the Church as embodied in Sacred Scripture, the Fathers, official teachings and the liturgy.
Liberation theology, on the other hand, is defined as a new type of theology which emphasizes the motif of liberation in both Old and New Testaments and which reinterprets all doctrines in terms of that motif. Forms of liberation theology include Latin American, black and feminist.
Jesus “liberated” all of us from the bonds of oppression. Rather than reinterpreting the Gospel, perhaps we would be better served to “live it.” This idea may not be popular with some in the Church today, but by returning to the basics of our faith, we will be truly liberated through the instruction of Sacred Scriptures if only we would accept Jesus as the catalyst of our lives.
With the Pope’s resignation, the world has been filled with ‘signs and wonders’ and, based on scriptural prophecies, mystics and saints, many individuals are being brought to the nagging feeling that something important is going on and escalating.
Catholic prophets such as St. Malachy and his prophecy of the Popes, have made the events of the Papacy the prime focus of the direction of the church and the world, as a warning and a pivot, of events to come.
According to Maria Valtorta, as described by scholar Dave Webster, our times are dire, dangerous and disorienting.
Just hours after the public resignation of the last and final (111 th ) Pope of the original (unedited) Malachy Prophecy, the Vatican was struck with not one but two lightening bolts just seconds apart.
A good friend reminded me of a line in one of the Lord’s messages to Maria Valtorta below, given 70 years ago, on the real Tribulation Period of Scripture. My observation is that this sign of divine judgment not only signals the doom of the enemies within the Church that have seized power in the Vatican in order to destroy the Catholic faith, but a chastisement on those in the Church who failed to obey the directives of Heaven over the past century that would not only have prevented the financial and moral scandals that are now such a threat to the Church but would have stopped the expansion of Communism, converted Russia, eliminated WWII, and transformed the Church and made Vatican II the unifying factor for all Christians.
Having forfeited all this, rightly or wrongly Benedict XVI, without his resignation, would have been at the center of a looming criminal indictment, as before his papacy he, with a policy crafted by the notorious “conservative” Cardinal Ottaviani and set under Pope John the XXIII, chose to conceal the escalating sex abuse scandals in the Church. It was with an ill conceived optimism that the renewal of the Church in Vatican II would correct these problems for them that allowed the “shelving” of these problems which then too soon became simply too horrific for pride to admit until the story broke publicly.
Of course it means little to many that sex abuse is both a massive social problem manifesting many times greater in society in general and in public institutions of education and government (and even in Protestant Churches according to a prominent Protestant seminary poll) than in the Catholic Church and is nearly always covered up! But judgment must begin at the House of God and He has allowed this chastisement even if it is at the hands of the most blatant of hypocrites who will certainly use two standards. We all need to repent of our sins and pray especially for those who have been possessed by a hypocritical spirit for in the end it is Satan who is out to devour every soul he can get!
For all you faithful Catholics, you should know that it was this same super “conservative” Cardinal Ottaviani whose concern was more for the image of the Church than justice for abused victims who got the Revelations to Maria Valtorta illicitly condemned after they were ordered to be published by Pope Pius XII and on the very same day also got Sister Faustina’s Divine Mercy condemned! There is not a single revelation more capable of transforming the Church and uniting all Christians than the Valtorta Revelations! DJW
From The Notebooks by Maria Valtorta on Aug. 2, 1943: “a crash of lightning on your heads”. (more below)
Pope to Resign Feb 28, 2013
(Open betrayal of the Church and the faith by enemies within to now manifest)
According to the Malachy Prophecy (which predicted every one of the following 111 Popes in perfect succession through Benedict XVI), Benedict XVI will be the last authentic Pope prior to the rise of the Anti-Christ and the False Prophet (false Pope) of Revelation 13:11-14. He will lend his support to Anti-Christ who will cause the daily Sacrifice of the Mass to cease. This period will come upon the world and the Church because of the Church’s indifference and even opposition to the help of Heaven given to it beginning in 1917 at Fatima and up to 1965 in response to the St. Michael prayer made part of the Catholic Liturgy in 1884 and up to 1965 when Holy Mary declared “since my messages have not been made known to the world (by the Church hierarchy), it will be my last “.
Thus begins the end of the “Times of the Gentiles” the end of which Paul specifically warned the Church AT ROME in these chilling words: “If God spared not the natural branches [old Israel] , take heed lest he spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell severity; but towards thee goodness, if you continue in His goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off.” “I would not brethren that you be ignorant of this mystery, lest you be wise in your conceits; that [same] blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.” Rom. 11:21-22, 25
We are NOW in the End TimesNew Douoay Rheims Blog
It is most interesting to note that these revelations to Maria Valtorta on the end times and the coming Anti-Christ, came in the midst of the greatest conflagration in human history, that of WW II, when many had identified the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler as the Anti-Christ and the “false prophet,” that the Bible predicted would support the Anti-Christ as the Italian fascist Benito Mussolini. That popular viewpoint developed upon the pre-war view that Germany under Hitler was the last-days ten-nation confederacy predicted in Revelation 13. These revelations to Valtorta, however, repeatedly denied this popular notion, but specifically stated that these men were merely pre-cursors to that final manifestation of Evil incarnate.
From the The Notebooks: 1943
we find the following revelations from Our Lord:
July 21, 1943 – Jesus: “Now your people are at the apex of the world’s age and have reached the apex of malice and pride.”
August 2, 1943 – Jesus: “You think you are in these times? Oh! You poor things! What you are living now is like the far away mummer of thunder. In those times it will be a crash of lightening on your heads.”
August 7, 1943 – Jesus: “The Devil poses as Christ, and like Christ has Apostles and disciples. Among those he will chose the perfect one to turn him into Anti-Christ. For now we are in the preparatory period of the forerunners of the Anti-Christ. “
August 20, 1943 – Jesus: “You are to think these are the warning signs, but it is not yet the hour. They are here, the forerunners of the one who can call himself, ‘negation,’ ‘Evil made flesh’ . . .but he is not here yet.”
“In the horror you are going through, you cry out: ‘Time has come! It can’t get any more awful. . . . Great is today’s horror, My beloved ones, but how much, how terribly much more it must still increase to be the Horror of the end times!”
August 21, 1943 – Jesus tells Maria that WWII is “one of the opening battles” for the coming kingdom of Anti-Christ. [Indicates several wars will precede the coming of Anti-Christ. The Korean War; The Viet Nam War; Bosnia; Iraq; Afghanistan; Libya; etc.]
August 27, 1943 – Jesus: “We are now in the period which I call that of the forerunners of the Anti-Christ. Then it will be the period of the Antichrist who is the forerunner of Satan [in the final trial after the Era of Peace]. The Antichrist will be assisted by Satan’s manifestations: the two beasts of spoken of in the Apocalypse (Rev. 13). It will be a period worse than the current one.”
October 23, 1943: Jesus: “Can’t you hear within our conscience God’s voice calling loudly? . . . And the bad thing in this evil is that not even those who should be used to hearing it and recognizing it can hear it anymore. They wear consecrated clothes and have deconsecrated hearts. They are deaf.”
November 9, 1943 – Jesus: “Your growth in Satan is shocking. Soon you will reach the fullness of the age in which he has nothing more to teach you, then Hell will be able to farrow its son, the Antichrist, because the times will be ripe and mankind will have deserved to experience the horror that comes before the end.”
December 2, 1943 – Jesus: “Even the holy in your midst more or less hate the enemy and the neighbor. And this makes Satan’s action easier and hinders God’s actions whether in individuals or nations. . . . I died for all, remember that. . . . Whoever acts cruelly with the neighbor in the name of Faith or Homeland clashes with Charity and therefore with God. I will not curse those sent to fight because I have taught to obey authorities. But My anathema has been uttered already, and it shall fill the vault of Heaven with a roll of thunder on Judgment Day, for those who hide behind a false cloak of patriotism and of defense of the faith and unduly claim a right to plunder and kill to help themselves.
“O cruel men, who destroy even God’s work . . . because in the churches the faithful and the priest who are ‘alive’ are only too scarce. (11/1/12)
(Homeland is a word specifically used by fascism and communism, and great evils are done in that name. The word ‘homeland’ is a significant sign that evil is overtaking the populace. ed.)
This message is an extremely important one for a number of reasons all of which are most pertinent for our day. The Red Dragon of Revelation 12 is seen here as that Evil that breeds and brings forth the Anti-Christ. We know this to be communism, which Our Lady at Fatima promised would spread its evil errors all over the world if Russia was not, with the Bishops of the Church, consecrated by the Pope to Her Immaculate heart. This consecration as requested has not taken place and so what was promised is being fulfilled. A second consequence of the Church ignoring the Voices of Heaven since 1917, including the Valtorta Revelations and the messages of Garabandal, is predicted here by Jesus, that one third of the priests and Bishops of the Church will fall into apostasy.
We also see from this message that it is the divine duty of those in leadership in the Church to boldly condemn the evil practiced especially by the “great” ones of this world. Failure to do so makes one complicit in the evil because silence allows that evil to spread to the weaker of society! Pius XII failure to boldly condemn Nazism indeed has come back to haunt the Church in our day.
Then there is here the insight on the worst form of fornication – “demonical fornication” – or fornication by leaders in the Church with political power, pictured in Revelation 13 as the “first Beast.”
Finally, it was very shortly after this message was received by Maria Valtorta for Pius XII that the Pope was also made aware of the other Revelations being given to her. When her work was completed in 1947 Pius XII was given a copy of the work, and on February 26, 1948 he granted the work his imprimatur and ordered it to be published. In regard to the reference to betrayal, Pius XII was indeed betrayed by a powerful Cardinal in the Holy Office who in 1949 had the Valtorta Revelations placed under a severe prohibition even though he had every reason to know that the Pope had ordered its publication! He, Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, certainly fits the description of one who would be most trusted, being very conservative and “orthodox,” but one also known as a hot head and for his disdain of claims of authentic post-Apostolic revelation. The Revelations, however, in obedience to Pius XII’s orders, were published over the Cardinal’s head. The Cardinal, deceitful as he was, waited for Pius XII to die and with the succession of Pope John XXIII obtained a condemnation for the work in 1958 “for disobedience” to the Holy Office!
December 9, 1943 – Jesus: “Never as at this moment must I repeat to the one who represents Me: ‘Feed My lambs’.
“Many of them have become wild, but it is not entirely their fault and for this reason I feel sorry for them.
“. . . Well, due to all the wormwood given to the crowds as food which leads them to despair even of God . . . .I come from on High with My words [to Maria Valtorta] and My Love to feed the poor of My flock and repeat to you who are My Vicar:
“Feed My lambs [which indeed he tried to do by not only approving the Valtorta revelation but in an unprecedented move for the papacy, actually ordered their publication!] . . . .
“I have given your hand two rods and your are dear to Me because you have used that of love. But love . . .falls like pebbles thrown against rock, when it is addressed to some who, though having a human appearance, are granite hard demons. So strike with the other rod. Let the faithful know you are no accomplice in the sins of the great. Those in charge become accomplices too, when they dare not thunder against the foul deeds of the great. Your Master does not like curses and thunderbolts. But there are times when one must know how to use them, not in order to persuade the mighty, those Satan-possessed minds cannot be persuaded, but in order to persuade the poor of the world that God, and God’s upright people, neither share nor uphold the methods and bulling of those who have exceeded all bounds and think themselves gods whereas they are but filthy beasts.
“Speak out in the name of Justice you represent. . . . Say it to today’s robbers [The international bankers attempting through Hitler to bring in their New World Order!], who not satisfied with money, rob souls from God and countries [territories] from nations. Say it to fornicators, today’s powerful fornicators, whose fornication is not the beastly kind with a woman, but the demonical kind with political power [the first Beast of Revelation 13!]. Say it to today’s killers, who usurp the right to slay whole nations. . . .
“Speaking out means sorrow and sometimes death. But remember Me. I am more precious than ‘joy’ and ‘life’ because I give to those faithful to Me a joy and a life that know no end or measure. Remember Me who knew how to cleanse My House from filth and steadfastly keep to one single purpose: My Father’s glory. With this I obtained hatred, revenge, and death. . . .
“Always, and among those we trust most, we have an enemy, someone who has sold himself. But it does not matter. The disciple is not above His Master. I knew that the whip of My words, more than the rope whip . . . was bringing about My death. Yet I spoke out; you too, speak out. And if out of love for mankind and love for you, I put up with an enemy who had sold himself . . . you the first among today’s children of mine, must not draw back from what the Master underwent before you.
“For if later on, despite every means, Justice were to perish . . . And this will come about when even in My dwelling, the Church, there are too many who, out of human self-interest and unworthy weakness, are among those who are ruled by the sowers of Evil in their various teachings.
“Remember John’s Apocalypse. Remember the dragon: the Evil breeding the future Antichrist and preparing for his kingdom not only by unsettling consciences but also by sweeping away in its coils one third of the stars and by turning the heavenly bodies into mud. When this demonical harvest takes place in Christ’s Court, among the powerful of His Church, then, in the light dimmed down to a mere glow and preserved as the sole lamp in the hearts of those true to Christ – for light cannot die away, I promised it, and the Church, even in periods of terror, shall preserve just enough light to become bright again after the trial. . . . . for those alive in that time, death will be a blessing.”
The Dark times of Idol-shepherds Leading to Tribulation
December 11, 1943 – Jesus: “My Church has already experienced periods of obscurantism due to a number of various things. It must not be forgotten that if the Church, taken as an entity, as a work, is perfect like its Founder, when taken as a group of people it involves the shortcomings characteristic of what comes from people.
“When the Church – and by this I am now referring to the combination of its high dignitaries – acting according to the dictates of My Law and of My Gospel, the Church experienced bright times of splendor. But woe betide it when, putting the interests of Earth above those of Heaven, it defiled itself with human passions!
Woe betide it three times when it worshipped the Beast of which John speaks, namely political Power, and let itself be enslaved by it.
Then the light necessarily darkened into more or less deep dusks, either due to personal faults of the Heads risen to that throne by human cunning, or due to their weakness against human pressures.
“Those [dusky times] are the times during which there are the ‘idol-shepherds’ of whom I already spoke, the outcome, after all, of everyone’s errors. Because if Christians were what they should be, be they powerful or humble, no abuses or intrusions would occur, and God’s chastisement would not be roused, God withdrawing His light from those who reject it.
“In the past centuries, from these errors there came the antipopes and the schisms, which, the antipopes as well as the schisms, split consciences into two opposite camps thus causing countless downfalls of souls. In future centuries,* these same errors will be able to bring about The Error, namely the Abomination in God’s house, the forerunning sign of the end of the world.
[*Jesus did not say “In some future century” but “in some future centuries.” This can only mean that the two occurrences of the Abomination in the House of God, one occurring before the Era of Peace and the other occurring following that era, must be at least a century apart and must first occur beyond the 20th century, the century in which this was given.]
“ What will it consist in? When will it happen? You do not need to know that. I will only tell you that from a priesthood that loves rationalism too much and serves political power too much, there can but fatally come a very dark period for the Church.
“But have no fear. The prophecies of Zechariah [Ch. 12,13,14] and of John are united like chain links. During this period of painful labor the Church will be persecuted by Hell’s forces. Like the mystical Woman spoken of by John [Revelation 12], the Church will flee to save herself, by taking refuge within the best members and losing the unworthy ones in a mystical flight – I said: ‘mystical flight.’ Afterwards the Church will give birth to the saints destined to lead her in the hour [the Era of Peace] that comes before the last times.
February 6, 1944 – Jesus: “From My heaven, I, Head of the mystical Body composed of all the Christians, I pour out My waters of life, and from My Church I spread them on the world. I would spread them, but the world erects dykes and dams and blockades My pouring. Really the world thrusts these dykes against the Church to choke her and bury her, and Me with her. It is a truce-less fight.
It is the real war, which all the wars of mankind in the Christian era come from: the fight against Christ.
“Take note: one need not launch great persecutions of cause great schisms to fight against Christ. The small scale, individual, innermost struggle of each one of you against My law: that too is a fight against Christ. The hidden, crafty state struggle of a country against the voice of Catholic Rome, against the voice speaking in My name through My Vicar’s mouth and drawing people, especially leaders, to the law of honesty, duty and love: that too is a fight against Christ.
This and much more on the end times will be found in The End Times as Revealed to Maria Valtorta
(See also The Notebooks, 1943 and The Notebooks 1944
from which THE END TIMES was an extraction by a different English translator.)
August 20, 1943 – Jesus: “The one who, as I said, can call himself ‘Negation,’ ‘Evil made flesh,’ ‘Horror,’ ‘Sacrilege,’ ‘Son of Satan,’ ‘Revenge,’ ‘Destruction’. . . . He will be someone very high up, high up like a heavenly body: not a human star that shines in a human sky, but a heavenly body from a supernatural sphere. Giving in to the enemies’ enticements, he will experience pride after humility, atheism after faith, lust after chastity, the craving for gold after evangelical poverty, the thirst for honors after concealment.
“It would be less frightful to see a star of the vault of heaven shoot down than it will to see this elect creature hurtle down into Satan’s coils, copying the sin of his chosen father. Lucifer, out of pride, became the Cursed and Dark One. The Antichrist, out of pride of one hour, will become the cursed and dark one after having been a heavenly body in My army.
“His abjuration shall shake the heavens under a deep shudder of horror and make the pillars of My Church tremble in the dismay brought about by his fall. As a reward for his abjuration, he shall get Satan’s help in full. Satan will give him the keys of the hole of the abyss for him to open it, in fact to throw it completely open to let out the instruments of horror which Satan has been putting together for thousands of years to drive people to utter hopelessness, so that on their own they would call upon Satan as King and rush after the Antichrist to follow him. The Antichrist will be the only one who can throw the gates of the abyss open to let the king of the abyss out, just as Christ opened the gates of the Heavens to let out grace and forgiveness which turn human beings into gods like God and kings of an eternal Kingdom in which I am the King of kings.”
August 22, 1943 – Jesus identifies the two Beasts in Revelation 13. “The first beast, coming up out of the sea, who with the voice of blasphemy makes the dupes proclaim: ‘who is like the Beast,’ corresponds to Michael. Beaten and wounded by Michael in the battle between the hosts of God and of Lucifer at the beginning of time and healed by Satan, the first beast hates Michael to death.” . . . .Satan does not make use only of this violent seducer of mankind. However little [that] people do reflect, usually there are still too many who, not out of love, but out of fear of punishment, do not want to sin mortally, and so behold the other Satanic minister, the second beast. Beneath lamb’s clothing he has a dragon’s spirit. He is the second manifestation of Satan and he corresponds to Gabriel, because he announces the beast and is its stronger power: he is the one that dismantles without being noticed and persuades with false sweetness that it is right to follow the footsteps of the beast.”
Interestingly, Jesus does not deny that these beasts have a political human manifestation but simply negates the value of highlighting it especially in 1943 when its political manifestation could not have been understood! However today the first beast should be easy to associate with its political entity because it represents the element of primary world power. When in our series we cover the Great Whore of Babylon (seen riding the back of this first Beast), it will become doubly clear. Jesus emphasizes to Maria that the more useful further identification of these beasts would be “human power” for the first and “human science” for the second, for these correspond to the two means of human seduction that will be used by these fallen angels. They will work first within human political power and second with a perversion of science and knowledge.
“Oh! My end-time saints! If the living of the earliest saints amidst paganism’s persecutions was heroic, the living of My last saints will be three times, seven times, seven times seven times heroic. Only those fed on the marrow of Faith will be able to have lion’s hearts to face those torments, and eagles’ eyes and wings to stare at Me-Sun and fly to Me-Truth, while darkness overwhelms them on all sides and Falsehood seeks to persuade them to worship it and believe in it.
“After the forerunners of the Antichrist, the Antichrist himself will come. The antichristian period is symbolized by the Beast armed with ten horns, Satan’s slaves, who consider themselves kings. Three of these – note well – will be torn off and cast into nothingness, namely into the abyss where God is not . . . [The antichristian period] will climax in the birth and growth, until its greatest power of the eleventh horn, the reason for the fall of its three forerunners, and the seat of the real Antichrist.
The Antichrist will blaspheme God as no son of man has ever done. He will ride roughshod over God’s saints and torture Christ’s Church. He will think, because he is son of [the union of] demoniac pride with human lust, that ‘he can do great things, changing times and the laws,’ and for three and a half years he will be Horror ruling over the world.
“Then the Father will say: ‘Enough’. . .
Mystery Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots
Babylon the Great, the mother of Harlots is pictured in Revelation 17 and 18 as riding on the back of that first Beast (the Beast of “power”) of Revelation 13 which had seven heads and 10 horns. She is seen there as the monetary and banking enterprise of the world because at her destruction all the merchants of the world bewail and laments her demise. What in 1943 could not be understood in identifying the Beast with seven heads can now be understood as the Anglo-American Empire which has emerged not only as a world power dominating the world by force but one whose rise to power was through its fornication with a foreign monetary and banking cartel, the British Rothschild enterprise, the “Federal Reserve” banking system.
But Jesus gives us a much broader perspective, one that Heaven sees as it contemplates the universe full of other inhabited planets and compares them to the entire world corrupted by this monetary and banking whore!
August 22, 1943 – Jesus asks, “Why have they [those who have so often misidentified the Babylonian Whore] never thought that the ‘great Babylon’ is the whole earth? I would really be a small and limited God the Creator had I created only the Earth as an inhabited world! With one pulsation of My will, I gave rise to worlds upon worlds from nothingness and hurled then, like luminous fine dust, into the hugeness of heaven’s vault.
“The earth, which you earthlings are so proud of and so cruel to, is but one of the fine specks of dust rotating in the boundlessness, and not the largest one. Yet it is undoubtedly the most depraved.”
This and much more on the end times will be found in The End Times as Revealed to Maria Valtorta
(See also The Notebooks, 1943 and 1944 from which THE END TIMES was an extraction by a different English translator.)
August 21, 1943 – Jesus: “When the hour of the son of Satan has come, Hell, coming up from the abyss opened by the Antichrist, shall wage a ruthless war against them and, from the human point of view, shall crush and kill them.
“But it will not be a real death. In fact, it will be the Life of lives, real and glorious Life. Because if those who follow My Law in the commandments will have life, what infinite fullness of Life will be given to those who follow also My evangelical counsels of perfection and drive their being with Me to total sacrifice out of love for their Jesus, the eternal Immolated One whom they imitate so far as to sacrifice their lives?
“Those who give up the thing dearest to a human being, life, to follow Me out of love for Me and the brothers and sisters, shall be called to an extraordinary bright resurrection.
On the final 3 ½ years of Tribulation and the conversion of Israel:
January 23, 1944 – Jesus: “The archangel who defeated Lucifer, and who watches over My Kingdom and its children, is one who will rise as a heavenly sign in the last time. This shall be the time when Israel is joined on again to the Rome of Christ: there no longer will be two branches of God’s people, the one blessed and the other cursed for its deicide; there shall be only one tree-trunk known as of Christ, because it will be alive in Me. . . .
“The last time of three years and six months will be more awful than what mankind ever experienced. Satan shall be inflamed with utmost spite, because even the split between the two branches of God’s people will be over, and with it the cause of so many material, moral and spiritual evils.
[Note: It has been the unbelief of Israel that has allowed its worst elements to create untold havoc in the world, materially through a debt based monetary and banking system, morally through its secular atheistic promotion of communism, and spiritually through its assault on Christianity and all faith.]
“Then the time shall come when, crushed to an extent never reached before, the Church is no longer free to celebrate the perpetual Sacrifice, and the Abomination of Desolation shall be lifted up on the Holy Place and on the holy places, just as the prophets have said and I have repeated, I who make no mistakes.
“Daniel says: ‘There shall be 1290 days’ (of this oppression). And: ‘Blessed is he that waits, and comes unto the 1335 days.’
“This means that during the three years and six months coming before the end, a short time will be laid aside in the end for the faithful to gather to listen to the last Words, resounding in their spirits, as an invitation to Heaven, while Michael with his angels crushes Satan and his demons. ‘Blessed is he that waits, and comes unto the 1335 days’ means: ‘Blessed is he that shall persevere unto the end’ because he shall be saved.” [Matthew 10:22]
September 10, 1943 – Jesus: “There is but one thing to come to Me without error. . . . ‘Love God and keep His commandments.’ I do not say: ‘Fear.’ I say: ‘Love.’ Love is much greater than fear and is more reliable to win one’s end. Fear is for those who are still far from God, so that they would not stray. It is like blinders keeping the beastliness shut up within people from getting the upper hand at every chimerical seductive will-o’-the-wisp. But for those already near God, above all those who are already in God’s arms, love is what must be their guide.”
November 11, 1943 – Jesus: “Separate from those who are idolaters of Satan, of the world and the flesh. Without scorn, leave them. Scorn does no good: it uselessly wrecks. But separate from them to avoid being contaminated by them. Love them with the love of redeemers, putting between you and them your faith in Christ as a bulwark. You are not strong enough to live in their midst without danger. Too many centuries of increasingly bad spiritual decay have weakened you. Imitate the early Christians. Learn to live in the world but set apart from the world by virtue of your love for God.”
November 12, 1943 – Jesus: “I have given you everything and you have given Me so little, less and less in fact! With God’s patience I have looked after you and you have always revolted against Me. The less guilty have always been sluggards. You have always been worried of doing too much for your God who has done everything for you.
“That is why chastisements come upon you. They are still a call of love to convince you that there is a God, and that other gods whom you serve with that faithfulness which you withhold from Me can give you only deceitful promises and inevitable evil. . . . .
November 17, 1943 – Jesus: “The upright are hit in the general chastisement not for their own punishment, but for your redemption. Because Good, in order to thrive, always needs the saint’s tears and the holocausts of redeemers.
“The forerunners of the son of Satan have appearances of human dignity; the forerunners of the Son of God have the same crown as their King, and their throne and chair are the cross and sorrow.
“But as always, and especially as at the hour when Sorrow had to defeat Sin, it is always sorrow that saves, it is always sacrifice that redeems.”
November 17, 1943 – Jesus: “My eyes see everyone in the same light. . . . The most civilized among you is to Me like the least civilized, like the primitive unaware of everything that is not his virgin forest. . . . I lovingly look at the primitive prostrating himself before, and worshiping, the figure which to him is god and for which he becomes good, and I angrily turn My eyes away from the civilized who refuses to acknowledge God known to him, with blasphemous words, denying thoughts and cursed deeds.”
December 5, 1943 – Jesus: “People’s good or evil works always serve a supernatural purpose, because human wickedness is gathered by God and the touch of His hands turns it into an instrument of good.”
August 20, 1943 – Jesus: “I Myself swear that when the thunder of the seventh trumpet is over and the horror of the seventh scourge has been carried out, without Adam’s race acknowledging Christ the King, Lord, Redeemer and God, and calling upon His Mercy, His Name in which is salvation, I, for My name’s sake and My Nature’s sake, swear that I will freeze the moment in eternity. Time will cease and the Judgment will begin, the Judgment that forever divides Good from Evil after thousands of years of cohabitation on earth.
“Good shall go back to the source from which it came. Evil will fall to where it had been hurled down at the time of Lucifer’s uprising and from where it came out to derange Adam’s weakness in the seduction of the senses and of pride.
“Then God’s mystery shall come to an end. Then you shall know God. Everyone, everyone from earth, from Adam to the last born, gathered like grains of sand on the dune of the eternal country, shall see the Lord God, Creator, Judge, King.
“Yes, you shall all see this God whom you have loved, blasphemed, followed, scorned, blessed, held in contempt, served, shunned. You shall see Him. Then you shall know how much He deserved your love and how praiseworthy it was to serve Him.
“Oh! The joy of those who will have worn themselves out in loving him and obeying Him! O! The terror of those who have been His Judases, His Cains, of those who preferred to follow the opponent and the Seducer instead of the Incarnate Word in whom Redemption is found.”
August 22, 1943 – Jesus: “At that hour the blood of martyrs and prophets will boil again, steaming with an agreeable fragrance up to My throne. And the clods of the earth, which gathered the moans of those killed out of hatred for Me and which received their last trembling, will give out a great yell, made of all those holy moans. And the clods will quake with dread’s upheaval, shaking the cities and people’s homes where sin and murder are committed, and filling them with a voice urging the vault of Heaven for Justice.
“And Justice there will be. I will come. I will come because I am Faithful and Truthful. I will come to give Peace to the faithful and holy Judgment to those who have lived. I will come with My name whose meaning is known only to Me and whose letters indicate all the main attributes of God of whom I am Part and Whole.”
August 27, 1943 – Jesus: “Once the Antichrist is beaten, the period of Peace will come to give mankind – struck by the wonder of the seven scourges and the fall of Babylon – time to gather under My sign.”
August 22, 1943 – Jesus: “Then it will be the time of My Kingdom on Earth. There will be, therefore, a respite from the demonical crimes to give people time to hear heaven’s voices again. Once the force that unleashes horror has been driven away, great spiritual streams will come down like waterfalls of grace, like rivers of heavenly waters, to speak words of Light.”
September 16, 1943 – Jesus: “after the dreadful wars which Satan will have brought to Earth through his Messenger of Darkness, the Antichrist, the period of truce ill come. During this time, after having shown you with the blood-shedding trial what kind of gifts Satan can give, I will try to draw all of you to Me by showering you with My gifts.
“Oh! My gifts! They will be your delight! You will not experience hunger, slaughters, disasters. Your bodies and more your souls will be fed by My hand, Earth will seem to spring from a second creation, wholly renewed in the sentiments of peace and goodwill among the nations, and of peace between Heaven and Earth, because I will have My Spirit flood over you and penetrate into you and give you the supernatural sight of God’s decrees.”
October 28, 1943 – Jesus: “When I have cleansed the flock from what is deceitful and impure, in My period as King of Peace, I will teach those who remained for the last instruction. They will know Me as now only the elect know Me. . . . Heresies and wars will vanish. Light and Peace will be the sun of the earth.”
October 29, 1943 – Jesus: “During My short rule over the world . . . . Then the false gods of excessive power will fall, as well as the indecent doctrines that disown God.
“My Church, before the hour of the world comes to an end, will have its glittering triumph. Nothing differs in the Mystical Body’s life from that which was in Christ’s life. There will be the hosanna on the eve of the Passion, the hosanna when the nations, seized by the fascination of the Divinity, bend the knee before the Lord. Then the Passion of My Church militant will come, and finally the glory of the eternal resurrection in Heaven.
November 11, 1943 – Jesus: “I already told you. My Church will have its hosanna day before its last passion. . . . At that time the whole world will know the Church of Rome, because the Gospel will resound from the poles to the equator and the Word will go forth from one side of the globe to the other, like a belt of love. Catholics, leaving behind the terribly savage struggle of which this one is but a prelude, weary of murdering one another and of following ruthless rulers, will turn from the unquenchable thirst to kill, . . . turning towards the triumphant cross.” . . . . “It will be Rome that speaks. But not the more or less great, more or less lastingly great Rome which rabble rousers can win. It will be the Rome of Christ. The one that conquered the Caesars, conquered them without weapons, without battles, with one force only, love; with one weapon only, the cross; with one rhetoric only, prayer.”
The Third and Final Test, the Judgment and Eternity
August 22, 1943 – Jesus: “But as people over the last centuries did not welcome the isolated Voices which spoke about Good, beginning with the Voice of the Word, likewise people will be deaf, always deaf – except those marked with My sign, My most beloved friends aiming at following Me. The others will be deaf to the voices of many spirits, to the voices which like the sound of many waters will sing the new canticle [See Rev.14:2-3] to guide the nations towards the light and above all towards Me, the eternal Word. When the last attempt has been made, Satan will come for the last time and will find followers at the four corners of the earth, and they will be more numerous than the sand of the sea.”
[Note: Jesus will not literally come to earth until after the “millennium” or the Era of Peace.] “But at the hour of My coming when in My capacity as God, King and Judge, I come to gather the elect and curse the reprobate, casting these where the Antichrist, the Beast and Satan will already be forever, after the supreme victory of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Conqueror of Death and Evil, to these elect who were able to remain ‘alive’ in life, alive in the spirit while waiting for our hour of triumph, I will give the possession of heavenly abode, I will give Myself without pause and without measure. Aim for that hour Maria.”
October 23, 1943 – Jesus: “When Satan’s last revolt against God takes place, the last Judases will not be missing among those called to know the King. The gold of the eternal City must be refined by three purifying actions to be able to become a censor before the throne of the glorious Lamb. And this will be the last purifying action. The faithful will remain faithful, and will know that I am with them and that they are My eternal people.”
October 29, 1943 – Jesus: “I tell all of you, with the sorrow of a sublime Founder, that at the last hour three quarters of My Church will disown Me, and I will have to cut them off from the tree trunk as dead branches infected by an unclean leprosy.”
October 29, 1943 – Jesus: “O bliss of that day when the conspiracies, the retaliations, the struggles of this earth, of Satan, of the flesh, will be over forever! ”
November 12, 1943 – Jesus: “The satanic period will be three times more ferocious than the period of the Anti-Christ. But it will be short because for those living at that hour the whole Church triumphant will pray amidst the lights of Heaven, the Church suffering will pray amidst the cleansing flames of love, the Church militant will pray with the last martyrs’ blood.”
January 29, 1944 – Jesus: “When time has come to an end and life must needs be only life in the heavens, the whole universe, as you thought, will again be what it was in the beginning. Then, after I have judged, it shall be completely destroyed.
“Many think that from the moment of the end until the Universal Judgment there will only be an instant. But God will be good to the very end, O My daughter. Good and just.
“Not all people living at the last hour will be holy, and not all will be damned. Among the holy ones, there will be those who are destined to Heaven but have something to pay for. I would be unjust if I quashed their expiation which I inflicted on all those who came before them and were in the same condition when they died.
“Therefore, those alive in the last hour and who die at the last hour and who deserve Heaven but need to be cleansed more, will go into the purifying fire. Meanwhile, justice and the end shall come for other planets, and one by one the stars shall die out in the sky like flames on which someone blows, and darkness and cold shall increase, throughout My hours which are your centuries . . .
“When you are summoned to the great Judgment, those who lived in Charity will not appear burnt by the punitive fire. Already ablaze with themselves, due to the holy love which fills them, they will not have been bitten by the burning divine punishment; they will have received the divine kiss which will make them more beautiful. Whereas those who were flesh, only flesh, will bear on their flesh the scares of the divine flashes of lightening, because only the flesh can be marked by such scars, not the spirit which is a fire living in the Fire of the Lord.
“I will judge you, and already among yourselves you will judge one another, and within yourselves you will judge yourselves. The Earth for which you are so grasping will be dead, and with it all the favors of earth, and you will come out of the drunkenness you fill yourselves up with, and you shall see.
“Oh! Dreadful sight for those who lived only for Earth and its falsehoods! Oh! Joyful sight for those who beyond Earth’s voices ‘wanted’ to listen to Heaven’s voices and remained faithful to them.
The existence of hell is one of the most basic of Catholic Concepts. Jesus talked on this subject more than most other subjects. It is also one of the most questioned of concepts- how is it that a God who IS love could ever put any soul into hell?
Whatever ELSE it might be, above all hell is the ABSENCE of God. The time we are given during life is the time during which we seek God, and failure to do so is also a failure to FIND God in any meaningful way. The choice is one we make throughout our life, no matter its length, the choice of living WITH God in our lives or WITHOUT God in our lives. The choice to live without God is one WE make.
Since God is love, the absence of God is the absence of love. Hell has NO love, and souls that have chosen to live without that love will not find it in the afterlife. In fact, since all good comes from God, the absence of God is the absence of ALL GOOD, and the condition of a soul who refuses all good can ONLY be suffering.
The nature of a human being is to live on God’s good earth, with opportunities to show love, compassion and mercy. We are comfortable in this environment because it was made for us, and we made for it. The environment of hell is NOT made for US, but it is the environment in which the diabolical fallen angels can reside, not one in which we can comfortably reside. We are NOT meant for the environment of hell, but that place is, for us, endless suffering as it would be to live in an active volcano.
Since God Himself is eternal, the rejection of God must also be eternal. In matters of God, and in matters of the soul, rejecting God is not merely a matter of rejecting a telemarketer or special sales offer, a thing done once for this moment but not necessarily forever. No, to reject God IS to reject all eternity and therefore when our time runs out, if we haven’t changed our minds and our lives, to attempt to correspond with the Love of God, all that remains to us IS eternity.
As with other miracles and revelations, as in scripture, tradition and nature, God does make Hell known to us. He has shown hell to men, women AND children, has shown it to saints and sinners, and even to those having near-death experiences. Criminals are convicted on less evidence than we have been given about hell, with less credible witnesses of Holy Scripture, Apostles, Jesus Himself and people throughout history.
There is nothing difficult about seeking the Mercy of God while today is yet today. Unfortunately Jesus has told various saints and seers that 2/3 of humanity would reject their own creator! As I see it, the main problem is that human beings do not want to be told what to do, even by God Himself. Do we reject the advice of our auto mechanic? Our doctor? Our lawyer? No. Yet the one who created us, who cares for us, who makes it possible to live and have a loving life, we refuse to seek and refuse to listen to.
Consider the following short video. Then, rethink your life and the lives of those you love.