FATIMA’S MESSAGE MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER: Heaven’s Request for reparation


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The following talk is by Crusader Chris, in the city where he lives. I thought, being the 100th Anniversary of the first Apparition, that this would be appropriate to share today. The only changes are the subheadings which I added for ease of reading. In fact, he did his second talk in the series today in the pro-Cathedral at an all-day Fatima celebration.

(The picture is of my own personal statue of Our lady of Fatima)

FIRST OF A 4-PART SERIES OF TALKS

IN THIS CENTENARY YEAR OF FATIMA, 2017

DAY WITH MARY, 25 February 2017

Good morning, everyone. Now, before I begin I’d just like to stress that the following material is not purely my own personal opinion. While I’m a Fatima enthusiast, I don’t profess to be an expert on the subject. I’ve done a lot of research, and have drawn on a number of RELIABLE sources – some of these I’ll mention as we go.

Perhaps we could start by praying a HAIL MARY for the Holy Spirit’s presence?

PART 1:

FATIMA’S MESSAGE MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER: Heaven’s Request for reparation

FATIMA… it could well be the most important sign of visible Divine intervention since Jesus was raised from the dead.

The “Miracle of the Dancing Sun” at Fatima must rank as the most dramatic and significant supernatural event in the entire history of the Church.

Not since Biblical Times has there been a public miracle of this magnitude!

But WHY we may wonder? WHY?

Could it be that, on entering the modern age in 1917, the Church was on the brink of the most critical and decisive phase of its two thousand year existence?

Many would contest that. Pragmatists and rationalists, theologians and historians would say that the Church has always been upon stormy waters.

But the advent of secularism, atheism, materialism, modern psychology, science and evolution has created a whole new generation conditioned by this thinking who are now enemies of the faith unlike anything ever before: hedonists, scoffers, intellectual giants, revolutionaries, demagogues and social activists with power and ambition to take hold of the world and make their beliefs dominate. Forcefully and seductively they are steering our civilization away from its Christian mores, coercing us into a Brave New World of supposedly “enlightened” values which, in truth, are both anti-Christian and destructive.

Relevance of Private Revelation

It is frequently asserted that Fatima is ONLY private revelation. Many voices in the Church diminish its importance. In the last 50 years it has been dismissed by the Vatican hierarchy. Buried by others and consigned to a grave stone. “It’s only private revelation,” they say. “We don’t have to believe.”

But looking back over the entirety of faith history, some of the greatest landmark moments, even in Sacred Scripture itself, are made up of private revelation. The three angels who appear to Abraham and Sarah announcing the infinite generations of believers to come:  private revelation. Moses’ encounter with God on Sinai and the giving of the Law: private revelation, although, of course, the Israeli camp did witness the accompanying spectacle from a distance. The calling of Samuel the prophet who anoints King David: private revelation. Isaiah, Jeremiah, all the prophets, the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary: all private revelation. And the New Testament abounds with similar phenomena: the conversion of St Paul on the road to Damascus, his transporting into the heavenly realms, the apparitions to the disciples of the Risen Christ in His Glorified Body: all private revelation.

To those who insist that Fatima is merely private revelation, Our Lady in fact says the complete opposite. She told the three shepherds that she would perform a miracle so that “EVERYONE would believe”. It was intended for everyone, not just the young visionaries. And it did get the world’s attention, even the secular newspapers at the time. Over seventy thousand pilgrims were present. Hardened journalists who turned out to mock and belittle the so-called religious hysteria became believers.

Why did Our Lady appear?

So why would God permit the Blessed Mother of His Son to appear at the dawn of the twentieth century during the bloodiest war which was meant to “end all wars” and only months prior to the tumultuous Russian Revolution? Why would He give the handmaiden of Nazareth the power to overwhelm such a great multitude of people with a sight which brought them to their knees, convinced the world was about to end with the sun plunging toward the earth? It is interesting to note that this was 28 years before the first nuclear bombs were exploded, bringing an end to a far more devastating Second World War. Some commentators say Fatima’s solar phenomenon was like a prelude of that atomic power.

When Jesus came among us as the long-awaited Messiah He scolded those of His generation for not recognizing the signs of the times – Hugh Owen in his recent Fatima book, The Light Comes from the East, says “How much more will He scold us who have the gifts of the Holy Spirit if we fail to read the signs of the times.”

Pope Benedict’s XVI

Seven years ago our previous Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, while visiting Fatima, made a startling pronouncement, one which negated the official Vatican position and his own earlier opinion as Cardinal Ratzinger. No longer could he agree that Fatima’s message was relegated to the historical past, left behind with the 20th century.  On May 13, 2010, before 500,000 pilgrims at the famous apparition site, Pope Benedict proclaimed in his papal address: “Whoever thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is over, is deceived. May these seven years that divide us from the centennial of the apparitions bring forth soon the foreseen triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!”

In the same address Pope Benedict pointed out an uncomfortable fact: “Today,” he said, “we see in the most horrifying way, that the greatest persecution against the Church does not come from its enemies outside, but from the sins within; and that the Church has therefore a great need to re-learn penance. . .”

His Holiness was simply echoing the words of Our Lady of Fatima:

On October 13 in 1917 she was reported saying, “People must amend their lives and ask pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more for He is already TOO MUCH offended.She mentioned in particular immorality and immodesty, fashions which greatly offended God, and her admonition recalls the two prayers which the Angel had taught the shepherd children a year earlier. These prayers were “in reparation for the outrages, sacrilege, blasphemies and INDIFFERENCE toward God.”

The Relevance of Our Lady’s Words for Today

Now, remember, this was 1917. How much more-so have those sins multiplied and intensified one hundred years later!

Father Regis Scanlon, spiritual director for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, has authored articles on Fatima. Recently he wrote, “Without a doubt abortion has always existed,” – on a minor scale in the backstreets of cities – “but now it is glorified by societies and protected by governments as a legal right. In 1917 the idea of legalized homosexual marriage, especially on a worldwide scale, would have been inconceivable. And I doubt you could find a practicing Catholic, in those days, who would NOT have been horrified to hear a fellow Catholic was regularly receiving Holy Communion despite being divorced, co-habiting or committing fornication or homosexual acts.”

Our Lady told Jacinta that the sins that offended God most were sins of the flesh, and that many marriages were not good. More people fall into hell, she said, because of unrepented sins of the flesh. This and sacrilegious communions are the two great evils which afflict the world and the Church.

Heaven foresaw all of this coming. Like the prophets of old, Christ’s Mother was sent to forewarn the world, to alert believers to the signs of the times. Sadly, a hundred years later, we hardly ever hear about sin (especially mortal sin); nor do we hear about Hell, about Satan or demonic activity, and we definitely never hear about reparation and sacrifice, so badly needed, as Fatima highlighted. Any such reference has become unfashionable – almost politically incorrect.

The Sequence of Events – a refresher:

Now, for those who are unfamiliar with the Fatima story, here’s a brief recap – and a refresher for those of you who have heard it but long ago.

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The extraordinary sequence of events actually began in the spring and autumn of 1916. Sister Lucy in her memoirs, however, does mention that there was a mysterious prefigurement even earlier in 1915. On three occasions that year, while she and her two younger cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto were tending their flocks, a figure appeared in the air above the olive trees.

The following year this figure revealed to them that he was the Angel of Peace, the Guardian Angel of Portugal – also later identified as St Michael. “Do not be afraid,” he told the children. “Pray with me.” Sister Lucy wrote that he looked “like a young man of about 14 or 15 years old, transparent as crystal when the sun shines through it and of great beauty.” He taught them a short prayer and showed them to kneel as they prayed and prostrate themselves with their foreheads almost touching the ground. When he returned in the autumn that year he rebuked them for wasting time playing. “What are you doing? Pray, pray very much! The most holy hearts of Jesus and Mary have designs of mercy on you. Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High.” He explained to them, “Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners. You will thus draw down peace upon your country.”

Now remember, these instructions were given to three little children who, in 1916, were aged ten, eight and six years old. On this second visit the Angel gave Holy Communion to Lucy and the precious Blood from a Chalice to Jacinta and Francisco, saying, “Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by ungrateful men! Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.” He knelt prostrate before the Blessed Sacrament, demonstrating again this lowly position of prayerful adoration, and recited with the young shepherds the now-famous prayer addressed to the Holy Trinity. In this way the little seers of Fatima were being primed up for the great encounter with heaven’s Queen a year ahead of her appearance.

The First Apparition

Meanwhile, the First World War was raging through Europe without let-up. Pope Benedict XV, tired and frail, weary of fruitless diplomatic entreaties with leaders, wrote a letter to all Christians. It was dated 5th May 1917. “In this terrible hour,” he pleaded, “may the faithful turn with lively confidence to the august Mother of God. Since all graces are dispensed through the hands of the Holy Virgin, beg her to obtain peace for the world, to end the dark tide of ruin and massacre.” He solemnly entrusted this task to her alone. Only eight days later she responded – on what was then known as the feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, May 13th.

May 13th that year was a Sunday. After attending Mass and leading their sheep to pasture at a place called the Cova da Iria, the three children witnessed a flash of lightning in the blue sky after praying their Rosary. Another flash and there, just a few footsteps away, on the top of a holm oak, stood a Lady dressed in white, “more brilliant than the sun,” wrote Lucy, “radiating a light so clear and intense”. She encouraged them to pray the Rosary to obtain peace for the world and an end to the First World War, and requested that they come to the Cova da iria on the 13th day of each month for six successive months.

13th June: the second apparition.

This drew about fifty onlookers along with Lucy, Jacinta and Francisco. On this occasion the Blessed Mother spoke of devotion to Her Immaculate Heart. “Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved,” she said and opening her hands, she showed them a vision of her heart encircled by thorns.

The Third Apparition

13th July. This pivotal third apparition brought record crowds. Five thousand people assembled this time, and it was the day that the Mother of Christ delivered the prophecies and promises and visions now associated with Fatima.

Firstly she announced the miracle which would take place three months from that date: “I will do this so that all may believe,” she said. And then she gave the children a graphic glimpse into the frightening reality of hell. Sadly she continued, “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. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. This war is going to end soon, but if people do not cease offending God, a worse war will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.

If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, stirring up revolutions, and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer; several nations will be annihilated.” Her final words were ones of hope:In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph and there will be peace.”

The Secret

All these revelations were known initially as “the Secret”. The secret was divided into three parts: first part was the terrifying sight of hell. The second was the prophetic words just quoted. And what became known as the Third Secret or the third part began with the promise “In Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved”. The contents of this secret were sealed in an envelope to be made public in 1960 when they would be better understood. Through papal diplomacy it took another forty years to learn of the apocalyptic vision we now know about: a slain bishop in white, surrounded by the corpses of bishops, cardinals and lay people in a city in ruins with soldiers present.

During this July apparition Our Lady also taught the children to pray in between decades of the Rosary: “Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need of Thy mercy.” This is where that prayer originated.

The Fourth Apparition

13th August 1917. There was no apparition that day. The fourth appearance of Our Lady of Fatima was delayed until August 19th. This was because the three young seers were imprisoned by the Administrator of the local council. He threatened to boil them alive in hot oil if they did not renounce their visions and disclose the secret. After three days of brave and determined refusal they were released.

The Fifth Apparition:

September 13th. The fifth apparition occurred in the presence of 25 thousand observers with the Virgin Mary confirming the much-anticipated Miracle in one month’s time.

 

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This resulted in pilgrims converging on Fatima from all directions across Europe during mid October. Tens of thousands of them flocked in great expectancy, singing and praying, making their way through a ferocious rainstorm the night before the Miracle was due.

The Sixth Apparition: Miracle of the sun

October 13th, their faith in Fatima was not disappointed. The sky which had been hidden by black clouds suddenly cleared and the sun shone through. To everyone’s amazement it began performing extraordinary feats in the sky for fifteen long minutes. It whirled like a giant fiery Catherine wheel, zigzagging and plunging toward the earth, flooding the countryside with a spectrum of glorious rays. The muddy ground and the sodden clothes of the spectators were bone dry by the time the awesome prodigy was over. The secular press gave wide coverage with photos, especially of the terrified onlookers who thought the world was coming to an end. Even skeptical journalists were instantly converted that day.

In recent times, there have been reports of the sun spinning at other apparition sites like Medjugorje but nothing has equaled the impressive light show and the solar gymnastics displayed at Fatima.

Further apparitions

Of course that was not the completion of the Fatima story, only the beginning. Both Jacinta and Francisco were told by the Blessed Mother they would join her in heaven shortly. Both of them died of the post-war influenza epidemic in 1919 and 1920. Eighty years later they were beatified by Pope John Paul the Second and Blessed Jacinta’s body was exhumed and found to be incorrupt.

Lucy eventually became a Carmelite nun and was blessed with subsequent visions and heavenly communications throughout her long life. She died on 13th of February 2005 just seven weeks before Saint John Paul Two went to his heavenly reward.

There were three documented visitations to Lucy which served as a sequel to the 1917 events. On December 10th 1925 Our Lady appeared in Lucy’s convent cell to announce the Five First Saturday devotion of Reparation. Then on the 15th February the following year the Child Jesus appeared to Lucy, along with Our Lady to ensure the spreading of this devotion and to stress its importance..

Three years later, 13th June 1929, Our Lady of Fatima came to Lucy, as foretold, with her request for the consecration of Russia. This request was given while Lucy was praying late at night in the chapel, which became illuminated by the presence of a breathtaking image. Over the altar she saw the Divine Trinity: God the Father overseeing the Crucified Jesus with the Holy Spirit hovering above the cross.The moment has come,” Our Lady announced, “for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart. The Holy Father must do this in union with all the bishops of the world.”

Two years later, in 1931, Jesus spoke to Lucy and reminded her of the consequences of failing to consecrate Russia.

The Great Sign:

Seven years elapsed and, as predicted by the Blessed Mother, the Second World War erupted, preceded by the Great Sign she had spoken about. During the reign of Pope Pius XI, on the evening of January 25th, 1938, all of Europe was bathed in unearthly lights. People were in panic, running in the streets with fear once again that the world was ending. Scientists quickly labeled the phenomenon an Aurora Borealis. They have since admitted the lights were “of an unidentified source” with no further explanation.

Within weeks of that Great Warning Sign, Hitler had marched into Austria, followed by its annexation and the seizure of Poland. Right on cue, the vast conflict, involving much of the world, began to unfurl.

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Fatima is one of the very few Marian apparitions to be fully approved by the Church and to be promoted by most popes ever since – John Paul Two especially after his assassination attempt on 13th May 1981. The current pope has dedicated his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima. But still heaven’s directive remains unimplemented. It is not the world which needs to be consecrated to the Heart of Mary but Russia, specifically named so that the conversion of Russia will be then attributed quite unmistakably to Our Lady’s intercessory power.

Sister Lucy recorded that Jacinta once told her, “Do not be afraid to tell everyone about devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. God has entrusted the peace of the world to her.” God has given the Blessed Virgin Mother a mission, to bring Christ back into the world, just as she brought Christ into the world the first time.

What  Fatima requires of us.

The more we study the Fatima revelations the more we come to see that there is much more required than simply praying the Holy Rosary every day. The Rosary is certainly a vital element – but what is equally imperative is an attitude of sacrifice, the offering of all the penances that come from our state of life, all that’s demanded by our daily duty, in a spirit of reparation for so many outrages and sacrileges and blasphemy. Reparation is the key word. One hundred years later the world’s future is in a precarious balance. A visionary was recently told by Our Lady that humanity is hanging by a thread. “The Bear is about to awaken and take the world by surprise”.

If God was offended in 1917, what is He now?

The errors of Russia

The “errors of Russia” which our dear Mother mentioned are precisely this: systematized atheism, the rejection of God, indifference to His existence and providence, even outright hostility; abortion now institutionalized in what were once Christian nations; divorce, destruction of the family unit, the denigration of a woman’s role of motherhood; the substitution of Divine Creation with Darwinism and its claim of human life evolving from a soulless primeval void.

These were the errors about to emerge in Holy Mother Russia a century ago which brought about bloodshed, closure of Churches, the imprisonment and murder of clergy and religious, millions upon millions of citizens wantonly slaughtered. It took fifty years for these errors of belief to be absorbed into western culture. By the 1970s divorce and abortion had gained legal status, followed by prostitution, and now the current gender theology, same-sex marriage and so on…. I think we all understand the seriousness of the times.

What we have to do now

Returning to Father Regis Scanlon, he recently wrote, “God doesn’t want us to suffer the consequences of our disobedience, that’s why He sent Mary Immaculate to us in the early 20th century with these important signs – so we could repent and correct ourselves (…) there is still time left. Remember God’s Mercy. We must not despair. When enough of the entire Church makes an effort, including daily and worthy reception of Holy Communion, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in reparation – when the Pope, Bishops and priests lead the Church in these efforts, Satan’s power will end. And if our Church leaders refuse to do what Our Lady has been asking since 1917, then I believe that we must prepare for penance – a lot of it – and soon.”

In the end Mary’s Immaculate Heart will triumph and her promises will be fulfilled – but at what cost?

Please continue to pray that all of Our Lady’s conditions for world peace are soon met. Pray for the Church. Pray for the world. Pray for souls. And, in the words of the latest Fatima online newsletter, “Pray also for COURAGE for it may grow darker before the dawn of grace.”

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Monday 20 February 2017

Feast of Blessed Jacinta of Fatima

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In the next two talks on Fatima we will look at the numerous events since 1960 which are directly related to Fatima, the significance of the 100 years ending in 2017; also the history of the many attempts at consecrating Russia, and why such a simple act has caused so much difficulty and confusion.

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The Church of the End Times according to Father Benedict

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A prophecy of the future Churchyoung-ratzinger

 

Pope Benedict XVI’s original priestly name was “Father Benedict”.

In June 1970, he delivered a lecture in Munich entitled “Why I am still in the Church today”, (from Father Benedict: The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI, by James Day (Sophia Press),

“From today’s crisis will emerge a church that has lost a great deal.

It will no longer have use of the structures it built in its years of prosperity.

The reduction in the number of faithful will lead to it losing an important part of its social privileges.

It will become small and will have to start pretty much over again.

It will be a more spiritual church and will not claim a political mandate flirting with the Right one minute and the Left the next.

It will be poor and will become the Church of the destitute.”

From: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2017/01/04/lets-remember-the-prophesy-of-benedict-xvi-as-we-begin-the-new-year

 

2017 – 100 Years since Fatima- what is the significance?

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Pope Leo XIII’s vision on 13th October, 1884:

The pope overheard a conversation between Jesus and the devil, who said he could destroy the Church. Jesus gave him 75-100 years to try to do this.

We don’t really know when the 100 years started but

EXACTLY 33 years later, on the 13th October, 1917 – the miracle of the sun occurred. (Co-incidence?)

Obviously Fatima is connected to Pope Leo’s vision. Our Lady of Fatima outlines events which are to happen in the next 100 years, and she gives us the solution.

Our Lady, at Fatima on 13th July, 2017 said :

 “…To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.

If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church.

The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world. In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved …”   https://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/firstsat.htm

In 1931, Our Lady said:

…Like the King of France they will repent and do so, but it will be late. Russia will already have spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The Holy Father will have much to suffer!

(There is no doubt he aforementioned events are now occurring!)

Message from the Book of Truth:  Message 0036

01 January 2011 @ 02:00am

 …   Mother of God’s role in Second Coming of Christ

My beloved Mother, who was responsible for taking up the Chalice of accepting My Existence, at the moment of Conception to herald a new beginning for mankind, will also herald My Second Coming.

My beloved Mother, the Angel of Light, will now triumph to deliver My Mercy and herald My Second Coming on Earth. My devoted Mother, the Immaculate Conception, as Mediatrix, will help prepare the world for My Second Coming. She has been preparing mankind for many centuries, but has now, in the last 100 years, been trying to instil love in your hearts, to ignite the sometimes stagnate love you have for Me and My Eternal Father.

There was a time when My Mother, who, through Divine Manifestation, would command attention on Earth. Sadly, since Fatima and Garabandal, few of My sacred servants take her Divine apparitions seriously. Nor are her visionaries, the chosen few, taken seriously.

This time, as the year 2011 commences, many, many changes in the world are now about to take place. This is because the world, My children, as you once knew it is about to change…”

(These are now evident)

“…Secret of Fatima – connection with future

So many of you innocent and trusting souls fail to grasp the evil that is about to unfold. My children, and I include those reading these Messages for the first time out of curiosity, who may feel a gap in your spiritual welfare, listen now.

You and your fellow brothers and sisters are being led into a world dictated by the group foretold in the last Secret of Fatima, to which you are not privy, where you will soon find the following. …”

Your Divine Teacher, Saviour and Just Judge of Mercy”

And finally, words from Pope Benedict XVI in 2010:

Pope Benedict visited  Fatima in May 2010 – excerpt of Interview with Fr Lombardi on Tuesday 11th May.

(Referring to Third secret released in 2000)

“Consequently, I would say that, here too, beyond this great vision of the suffering of the Pope, which we can in the first place refer to Pope John Paul II, an indication is given of realities involving the future of the Church, which are gradually taking shape and becoming evident” 

See:   https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/speeches/2010/may/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20100511_portogallo-interview.html

Clues for the Curia?

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st-hildegardIn Pope Benedict’s Christmas address to the Roman Curia in December, 2010 he cited a vision of St Hildegard of Bingen (1170), which is a most apt prophecy of the Church today.

 The image in the prophecy includes:

  1. A beautiful woman stretching from earth to heaven and is so beautiful that the human mind cannot comprehend it.
  2. Her face shone with exceeding brightness and her gaze was fixed on heaven.
  3. Her shoes were of onyx.
  4. She had a “dazzling robe of white silk”.
  5. Her cloak was “adorned with stones of great price”.

1.This beautiful woman is the Church.

2. Her face is “stained with dust” – I guess with neglect and an unappreciation of her beauty.

3. Her shoes “had been blackened”.

4. Her robe was “ripped down the right side”.

5. Her cloak “had lost its sheen of beauty”.

  1. “She (the church) cries out in a loud voice:
  2. Hear heaven how my face is sullied;
  3. tremble abyss because my shoes are blackened
  4. mourn, earth, that my robe is torn.”

 The vision also mentions the Bridegroom. This is Christ, whose Bride is the Church. “The Bridegroom’s wounds remain fresh as long as the wounds of men’s sins continue to gape”.  (a reference to the robe which was ripped down the right side)

In the vision, “Christ’s wounds remain open because of the sins of priests”.

 The vision continues:

 “They (the priests) tear my robe, since they are violators of the Law, the Gospel and their own priesthood; …” (reference to the torn robe)

And in reference to the cloak: “they darken my cloak by neglecting, in every way, the precepts which they are meant to uphold..”

In reference to the shoes:

“…my shoes too are blackened, since priests do not keep to the straight paths of justice, which are hard and rugged, or set good examples to those beneath them.

Nevertheless, in some of them I find the splendour of truth.(i.e. the shoes which still reveal their original beauty – of onyx.)

Sadly, the Roman Curia let this prophecy go right over their heads and they (the majority) took no notice!!

 See the prophecy at: http://www.onepeterfive.com/about/

“In the year of our Lord’s incarnation 1170, I had been lying on my sick-bed for a long time when, fully conscious in body and in mind, I had a vision of a woman of such beauty that the human mind is unable to comprehend. She stretched in height from earth to heaven. Her face shone with exceeding brightness and her gaze was fixed on heaven. She was dressed in a dazzling robe of white silk and draped in a cloak, adorned with stones of great price. On her feet she wore shoes of onyx. But her face was stained with dust, her robe was ripped down the right side, her cloak had lost its sheen of beauty and her shoes had been blackened. And she herself, in a voice loud with sorrow, was calling to the heights of heaven, saying, ‘Hear, heaven, how my face is sullied; mourn, earth, that my robe is torn; tremble, abyss, because my shoes are blackened!’

And she continued: ‘I lay hidden in the heart of the Father until the Son of Man, who was conceived and born in virginity, poured out his blood. With that same blood as his dowry, he made me his betrothed.

For my Bridegroom’s wounds remain fresh and open as long as the wounds of men’s sins continue to gape. And Christ’s wounds remain open because of the sins of priests. They tear my robe, since they are violators of the Law, the Gospel and their own priesthood; they darken my cloak by neglecting, in every way, the precepts which they are meant to uphold; my shoes too are blackened, since priests do not keep to the straight paths of justice, which are hard and rugged, or set good examples to those beneath them. Nevertheless, in some of them I find the splendour of truth.’

And I heard a voice from heaven which said: ‘This image represents the Church. For this reason, O you who see all this and who listen to the word of lament, proclaim it to the priests who are destined to offer guidance and instruction to God’s people and to whom, as to the apostles, it was said: go into all the world and preach the Gospel to the whole creation’ (Mk 16:15)” (Letter to Werner von Kirchheim and his Priestly Community: PL 197, 269ff.).”

How apt that Pope Benedict would quote this;- as if he knew the sorrows and grief-rendering neglect that would tarnish the church ( even more than before!) As if he indeed had prior knowledge and is most certainly acquainted with prophecy…and this is not the first hint he has given!

Judging Francis

See who judges Francis…

• Sacred Scripture

• 38 Popes (see summary of what Pope Benedict tells us in excerpt below)

• 10 Ecumenical Councils

• 7 Fundamental Texts

• 15 Roman Congregations

• 18 Fathers of the Church

• 13 Doctors of the Church

• 8 Synods and Episcopal Magisterium

• Other Documents and Saints

Benedict XVI…

…judges Francis’ idea that spiritual direction is a charism of the laity

Priests have the munus docendi, the task of teaching – they must answer the fundamental questions about what we must do in order to do good

An essential part of the priest’s grace is the task of putting others in touch with God
Christ tends his flock through the Pastors of the Church

Every priest is called to help the penitent to walk on the demanding path of holiness

Listening to the confessor’s advice is important for the spiritual journey of the penitent

In the saintly priest, the Christian People recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd

…judges Francis’ idea on adulterine unions

The trials of Christians are indeed numerous, but they must be faithful to God in their marriage

Materialistic ideologies tell us it is absurd to observe God’s commandments

The only joy that fills the human heart comes from God: the cross of Christ

The Church has received from its Founder the mission of showing people the way to true happiness: fidelity to the words of Christ

…judges Francis’ idea on family

An institution of natural law based on the marriage between a man and woman

 Marriage has value as a natural institution and as a Sacrament Raised to the dignity of a Sacrament, marriage confers greater splendor and depth to the conjugal bond

The Lord is the centre and heart of the family

 The family is a necessary good, fruit of the love and total self-giving within marriage

 Today the essential characteristics of Sacramental marriage are misunderstood

Today the crisis of the family impresses upon children an erroneous typology of the family

The natural structure of marriage is the union of a man and a woman – this principle comes from human nature itself and not only from faith

 

Read Pope Benedict’s teachings in the complete articles in a comprehensive new website at:
http://en.denzingerbergoglio.com/who-judges-francis/benedict-xvi/

 

JTM Crusade Prayer Meeting Thursday 10 December, 2015

Readings are chosen randomly after the prayers are completed.

Theme for today’s prayers: Discipleship

Humility is more than just the acceptance of suffering. It is a powerful means of defeating evil

13 December 2012

My dearly beloved daughter, the gift of humility must be earned.
It must never be confused with cowardice.

It was because of my own humility that Satan was fooled and, as such, lost the right to win all souls and curse them with eternal damnation.

Satan is arrogant, boastful, deceitful, and full of self-love and hatred.
The battle for souls was won through the act of humility when I, the King of mankind, allowed myself to be belittled, tortured, scorned, mocked and tormented by sinners infested with the hatred of Satan.

It is impossible for the beast to feel humility. He knew of the power of God and how tough his battle against His children would be. He expected me to, not only proclaim the Word of God, but to demonstrate my authority amongst men by declaring myself before them in an exalted state of majesty.Even then he was confident of defeating my mission.

What he did not expect was my refusal to condemn my executioners, or the humility I showed.My failure to engage with my tormentors meant that they had no power over me.My tolerance of the scourging, mocking and persecution only further diluted the power of the evil one.He never expected this and tried everything, including physical torture, to get me to renounce the human race.

It was my acceptance of My Death, the sacrifice made by My Father to permit my Crucifixion, that man was set free from sin.

This was the first battle fought and won. This is how the second battle will be fought, to bring humanity back into My Kingdom, so that they can enjoy eternal life.

He, the beast and all of his fallen angels, tempt many souls so that many are deceived and do not accept my existence. Many of those who do, are fighting hard, through the temptations placed before them, to ignore My Call at this time from Heaven.

Then there are those who pose as servants in My Church who are planning, along with the elite group, to destroy millions.They will do this by blocking my word and then by physical persecution.Their final betrayal against God’s children will be witnessed by all.

The souls I am most concerned about are those atheists and young people who have not been taught the truth. I urge all of you who acknowledge me, Your Jesus, to bring them to me. I surround them with My Light and protection and I will fight the evil one right up to the last second for these souls.

You must march forward, my brave disciples, and try to block out the evil which surrounds you.If you engage with those who are desperate to stop this mission, you will fail Me.

Why, you may ask, are these people so desperate to block My Word?
The answer is that it has always been like this where I walk, where I talk and where I am present.

Move and keep close to Me. My power will cover you and you will be protected. But do not take your eyes off me because there are many who will threaten you, insult you, try to trip you up. When you hear the arrogant, but disorderly, verbal rants thrown at you, you will know what to do.

The more determined your adversaries are, in trying to convince you that it is not I, Jesus Christ, the King of mankind, who speaks with you now, then you will know that I am truly present amongst you.

I walk with you as you stay close to me. Your silence and refusal to engage with those taunts will keep you strong. Let those who shout abuse and ridicule My Holy Word, do what they do. Pray for them hard, for they are in need of your help.Think of it like this.

Look at all of these people as if they are gathered together in a room and that they are only little children. When you look at young children you feel a deep love because of their vulnerability.You see the reliance they have for their parents and guardians and you feel overwhelmed by the love you have in your hearts for them.

Some of these children will behave according to what they have been told is the correct way to behave. Others show cruelty to the other children.
And while you may be appalled by their behaviour, you know that you must correct them, and then punish them, if they continue to refuse to behave properly. Above all, you still love them, no matter what they do as they are the precious children of loving parents. This is the way My Father feels for all of His children. It does not matter what they do because He still loves them. But He will not allow some of His children to destroy His other children and He  will punish them, but only so that He can re-unite His family.

When you pray for those who offend God and who hurt His children, you cause terrible suffering to Satan, who loosens the grip he holds over the person for whom you pray. Humility is more than just the acceptance of suffering. It is a powerful means of defeating evil. By praying for those who torment you, you bring me a great gift of true love. A special love for me, Your Jesus.

I will continue to instruct you, my disciples, so that you will remain strong and faithful to My Teachings. It is in these times of great apostasy, that my holy gospel and my messages, now being given to prepare you, must be spread throughout the world in my campaign to save souls.

Your Jesus

The false prophet will now take over the Seat in Rome

17 February 2013

My dearly beloved daughter, the schism within the Catholic Church, as foretold, will now be witnessed, for all the world to see. The departure of my dearly beloved Holy Vicar, Pope Benedict XVI , marks the beginning of the end.I have, through you, my chosen prophet, over the last two years, tried to prepare My Church on Earth for this sad event.

The masonic elite have grasped control over My Church and they will wield the most wicked deceit upon Catholics.The keys of Rome are now within My Hands having been passed over to Me by My Father. I will direct all of my followers so that the truth can be sustained and that my holy word remains intact.

The False Prophet will now take over the seat in Rome and My Word, just as it was in my time on Earth, will be treated as heresy.

Make no mistake, for as the deceit is presented to the world, as if the new reign represents the Truth, you, My daughter, will suffer terribly in My Holy Name just as the prophets, which came before you.

My followers must remain calm and pray for the salvation of all of my most sacred servants who will be caught up in this abomination.
I call on them to respond as follows. Continue to follow My Teachings.
Never waiver from the word of God. Remain loyal to your sacred duties and administer the holy sacraments as you have been instructed by me.
The teachings of the Catholic Church, based on its formation by my apostle Peter, remain infallible. Now this will change once the foundation is rocked by the changes to come.

Shortly, you will no longer recognise My Church and you will feel very uncomfortable when you witness how My Holy Word will be tampered with.

Your Jesus

God the Father: I will fight the Battle of Armageddon with the Hierarchy in the Heavens

9 June 2012

My sweet daughter trust that I, your Heavenly Father, will do all in my power to salvage all of My children on Earth.

While I must respect the gift of free will, bestowed by me as one of the greatest gifts to ensure that mankind would love me on their own accord, and not by force, I will do wonders and create miracles to bring My children home to me.

While a God of justice, I could never condone or accept evil, but I will forgive all those who turn back to My Son and seek redemption when they become aware of the contents of the Book of Truth.

I will fight the Battle of Armageddon with the hierarchy in the Heavens and will, I promise, defeat the enemy and the devils spawned by the hand of Lucifer.

The time is drawing nearer for Satan to be banished for 1,000 years and woe to the man who does not renounce him or his wickedness.

All will be shown the truth of My Divine love and my desire for my splendid Kingdom, my Paradise, to be shared with all.

Every attempt, through my prophets, will be made to draw them into the arms of My Son.

Do not, My children forsake me, your loving Father.

Come hear My Call.

Do not reject your inheritance.

You are now facing the biggest crisis since the creation of the human race, for the time has come for you to make the final choice.

Be aware that every lie, every temptation to seek solace in the arms of Satan and his devils, will be made to steal your souls.

Only those who spend time protecting their faith, through prayer and the sacraments, will be strong enough to withstand their power.

Remember that Satan cannot win for he does not have the power.
He will now attack all, even holy souls, to reject me and My Beloved Son.

Instead he will suck you into an abyss of darkness and confusion and you will be caught in an intricate web of deceit from which you will be unable to entangle.

Hear me now.The final battle has begun.Do not make the mistake of rejecting this call, made from the Heavens for it will mean you will be lost for eternity.

O were you to witness the tragedy of souls, who will refuse the cup of salvation.

They will tumble helplessly along with Satan into the depths of Hell from which there is no return.

I must, as your Father, point out the dangers you face.

Why do you not want to listen?

If you believe in me, then know that I would send my prophets to warn you.

Did I not do this before? Did they listen? No, many did not and then the prophecy evolved before their disbelieving eyes.

This time I come to announce that the time for My Son, the True Messiah, to come again is near.

Satan knows this.His hatred for me is so powerful that he will do everything to snatch My children away from me.

I am your God, the Beginning and the End.

I Created the world in the beginning and it will be by my hand that the world, as you know it, will come to an end.

But for my beloved children, who renounce Satan, the new world, the New Paradise on Earth, awaits you in all its glory.

Do not turn your back.

Do not allow flawed human reasoning to prevent you and your loved ones entering this splendid Paradise where you will want for nothing.

Choose my Paradise of love, joy and beauty, a special place where you will live in perfect harmony, in mind, body and spirit.

No corruption. No sin. Just love where you will live in union with My Divine will.

Your loving Heavenly Father
God the Most High

Bible(NAB) Malachi 3:13-21

The Need to Serve God

13Your words are too much for me, says the LORD.
You ask, “What have we spoken against you?”
14 You have said, “It is useless to serve God;
what do we gain by observing God’s requirements,
And by going about as mourners
before the LORD of hosts?

15 But we call the arrogant blessed;
for evildoers not only prosper
but even test God and escape.”
16 Then those who fear the LORD spoke with one another,
and the LORD listened attentively;
A record book* was written before him
of those who fear the LORD and esteem his name.

17 They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts,
my own special possession, on the day when I take action.
And I will have compassion on them,
as a man has compassion on his son who serves him.
18 Then you will again distinguish
between the just and the wicked,
Between the person who serves God,and the one who does not.

19 For the day is coming, blazing like an oven,
when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble,
And the day that is coming will set them on fire,
leaving them neither root nor branch,
says the LORD of hosts.

20 But for you who fear my name, the sun of justice
will arise with healing in its wings;
And you will go out leaping like calves from the stall
21 and tread down the wicked;
They will become dust under the soles of your feet,
on the day when I take action, says the LORD of hosts.