“My dearly beloved daughter, as this Mission escalates, My Word will be spoken in many languages. My Messages, given to you today, ignite My Holy Word in the New Testament. My Messages also remind the world of the Word of God, which is contained in the most Holy Bible.
Second Letter of St. Peter, Chapter 2
1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their riotousnesses, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their perdition slumbereth not.
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell, unto torments, to be reserved unto judgment: 5 And spared not the original world, but preserved Noe, the eighth person, the preacher of justice, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. 6 And reducing the cities of the Sodomites, and of the Gomorrhites, into ashes, condemned them to be overthrown, making them an example to those that should after act wickedly.
The Godly will Be Delivered
7 And delivered just Lot, oppressed by the injustice and lewd conversation of the wicked. 8 For in sight and hearing he was just: dwelling among them, who from day to day vexed the just soul with unjust works. 9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly from temptation, but to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be tormented.
Profane and Blasphemous Seducers
10 And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government, audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming. 11 Whereas angels who are greater in strength and power, bring not against themselves a railing judgment. 12 But these men, as irrational beasts, naturally tending to the snare and to destruction, blaspheming those things which they know not, shall perish in their corruption, 13 Receiving the reward of their injustice, counting for a pleasure the delights of a day: stains and spots, sporting themselves to excess, rioting in their feasts with you: 14 Having eyes full of adultery and of sin that ceaseth not: alluring unstable souls, having their heart exercised with covetousness, children of malediction: 15 Leaving the right way they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor, who loved the wages of iniquity, 16 But had a check of his madness, the dumb beast used to the yoke, which speaking with man’s voice, forbade the folly of the prophet.
17 These are fountains without water, and clouds tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved. 18 For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness, those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error: 19 Promising them liberty, whereas they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave. 20 For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice, than after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them. 22 For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.
This is an interesting article from TFP, shedding new light on the historic Battle of Lepanto and its relevance for us today. It is written by a descendant of Saint Louis IX : Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza.
When considering the present chaos today, the first word that comes to mind is Lepanto. We need to remember Lepanto because this great battle is a lesson for our time.
This is the 450th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. It was the famous sea battle off the coast of Greece on October 7, 1571. The outnumbered forces of Christendom faced the mighty Turkish fleet.
This battle is both similar and different to the fight of our days. Looking at the crisis inside society and the Church, we can easily see the parallels.
Similarities Between Our Battles and Lepanto
The future of Christianity depended upon the results of Lepanto. Today, our Catholic future depends upon our fight to defend what little remains of the Faith against the Revolution.
The hatred that drives the left’s fight against the remnants of Christian civilization today is the same hatred that sought to destroy Christendom back in the sixteen century.
In Lepanto, the defenders of the Church had to fight indifference, inertia and even betrayal by those who put their interests and pleasures ahead of those of Christ. Today, we also face apathy, lethargy and betrayal by those who have the most to lose from not fighting.
The Great Disproportion
There are also differences between Lepanto and us.
The biggest difference is that the enemies of Christianity today are much greater than those at Lepanto. The enemies are everywhere inside all fields of society.
As Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira says in his magisterial book, Revolution and Counter-Revolution, we face a Revolution that is universal, one, total, dominant and processive.
And our forces are much, much smaller. We are a Counter-Revolution that is not proportional to the dominating enemy. We do not have the overwhelming power and clout that the other side has.
The Scourge of Human Respect
The second difference is that the heroes of Lepanto enjoyed the praise and applause of Catholics everywhere. Everyone was praying for their success. However, we face opposition both inside and outside the Church. We must confront the world, the flesh and the devil in all their Revolutionary manifestation. We face ridicule, indifference and scorn.
As a result, Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira said that it takes much more courage today to go to the hostile streets than it did to fight amid the glorious acclaim of Lepanto.
The Crisis in the Church
The third difference is the heroes at Lepanto did not have to face the severe crisis inside the Church. They had at their head a saint. Pope Saint Pius V organized the forces against Islam. What a difference from our situation today.
Today, we face the persecution of the shepherds who should be protecting us as we fight against the Church’s greatest enemies, including Islam. We face the tragedy of shepherds that help the cause of the other side against us.
Never has the Church faced such a situation. This plight is why we must look to Lepanto because it has a lesson for us in the face of impossible situations. This final outcome will give us the courage to forge ahead.
The Miracle at Lepanto
Consider what happened at the battle of Lepanto.
The two fleets met and then interlocked. The sea became one enormous floating battlefield with soldiers fighting and dying on the decks of ships.
Because the Catholic fleet was outnumbered, the outcome of the battle was in doubt. It seemed that all was lost, and the Catholic cause was in danger of being overwhelmed. Their situation was desperate. But still, they fought on.
Modern progressivist Catholic sources do not mention a crucial fact that happened at the height of the battle. However, some ancient Muslim sources do tell of an extraordinary event.
Suddenly, when least expected, these Muslims reported seeing a lady dressed as a queen in the sky, gazing at them with such a terrifying look that they lost courage and fled.
The Need to Confide in Our Lady
This fact has a valuable lesson for us. When everything seems lost, we need to trust in Our Lady.
We serve the same queen that won the battle at Lepanto. We can win today if we trust in her. She can turn the most desperate situations into victory. She will turn our present chaos into the triumph of her Immaculate Heart promised at Fatima!
The Greatest Heroism of Lepanto
Commenting on the Lepanto victory, Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliviera said the greatest heroism of those fighting at Lepanto was not fighting the Turks. That took a lot of courage, but all battles take courage.
In his opinion, the greatest heroism of those Catholics was the heroism of believing that the battle would be won by Our Lady when everything seemed lost.
That act of confidence was an act of fidelity in which the interior voice of grace invited each one to confide and pray that she would give the victory.
And she gave a spectacular victory beyond all expectations!
The noted Catholic thinker said that sometimes “the good cause throughout History finds itself in a situation similar to the Catholic heroes at Lepanto. Humanly speaking, everything seems lost, but Our Lady puts a hope in our souls that she will win the battle for the greater glory of God.”
Trusting in the Voice of Grace
True heroism means trusting in this voice. We must be faithful to this voice of grace that brings us all together here.
When tempted not to believe, we must reply: “The worse it becomes, the closer we are to her intervention. Our Lady does not lie. This voice that speaks within me is her voice!”
When discouraged by the intensity of the fight around you, think of Lepanto. Listen to the voice of grace and go ahead. Believe in our modern Lepanto, a battle a million times more desperate which only increases our certainty of victory.
A personal story
“God’s timing is always perfect.” This is something one of my children told me, after she had suffered many years of many trials and tribulations. Our prayers were endless and lasted years. In the end, the love of God always triumphs!
In recent weeks, there has been much to say about the FP’s latest motu proprio. It took everyone unawares. In one quick swoop of the pen, he effectually undid all that Pope Benedict had achieved since his Summorum Pontificum. We knew that there could be trouble, but what eventuated was not expected, and it was not warranted.
The traditional Mass seemed to have found a new springtime. There are many, many vocations. The Masses are filled with young people and young families. Many good, sincere Catholics, who love their Faith, do not understand and cannot comprehend it. In the last 12 months, we have seen a huge influx of people who could not find Masses in the constrained (govt. induced) situation. Many churches did not have log-in facilities, some churches sent out emails, but many missed out. They found the Latin Mass mostly by word of mouth…and guess what… they stayed! Continue reading “…His throne has been stolen. His power has not…” (On “Traditionis Custodes”)
I could not believe what I was reading. It made me mad and it made me sad, so sad! How could a priest do this to Our beloved Lord?
n October of 2019, the man sitting in the chair of Peter, together with Bishops of Christ’s Church worshipped a pagan idol ! It was supposedly dedicated to the Amazonian synod. After this they carried it in procession on a bier ( mockery of the way in which we carry the Most Holy Sacrament in procession) and installed numerous copies of this carved wooden image in a nearby church – to be further adored.
And that wasn’t the end of it. They used the idol during the synod at the Stations of the Cross. At the final Mass of the synod, they put a pagan bowl on the altar. Thank God for the young man who cast it into the River Tiber. These evil acts forecast the evil which was shortly to follow – an evil cast onto the whole of society by evil men.
The pagan worshipping cult has spread to new heights of blasphemy. A Monstrance, in the shape of this Pachamama idol was used in Mexico.
Excerpt from a message in the Book of Truth from our Blessed Mother:
“… The Truth has always been rejected since God sent His prophets in the beginning to warn His children of the dangers of paganism. Paganism is the antithesis of the Truth – the Word of God. Those poor souls, who honour false gods, anger My Father, greatly. He is a jealous God, for it was through Him that all things began. He is Almighty. He is a loving God, but His Wrath is to be feared when pagans infest those who love Him.
When God’s children – those who believe in Him, and who adore Him, through His beloved Son, Jesus Christ – try to unite with all souls, all religions, they must be very careful. God wants all of His children to love one another, irrespective of race, creed or nation. What He will not permit is that Christians embrace pagans, within their church. When this happens, the heathen will wipe out all traces of Christianity. It is insulting to God, to take the Truth – the Word of God – and leave room for lies to contaminate It.
God’s prophets warned humanity of the dangers of embracing paganism, as it leads to complete destruction. When this happens, the nations who allow this abomination into their churches will be wiped out, with little Mercy shown.
Do not accept tolerance for pagans to take over the churches of God. You must never forget the great Sacrifice made by God when He sent His only Son to bring you salvation. The day that you accept the practices of other churches, not of God, or when you show respect for pagans, is the day when you will turn your back on the Truth. …”
and also a message from Jesus
” … My Church is being decimated, brick by brick. My sacred servants are being pushed beyond their endurance, deliberately.
My Church is also being desecrated by those who practice adoration of the beast.
These false impostors are not Christian. They practice in the occult and infiltrate all organisations, including different churches and different religions. They target, in particular, the Catholic Church.
This is the Church they hate the most. Their lies have meant that Catholics are embarrassed to stand up and defend their Church.
Their lies have made it very difficult, for all Christian Churches, to defend the Holy Sacraments, as dictated by God.
Paganism will be enforced on all of God’s Churches and woe to the man who stands up to defend the Truth of God.
The time has come for the division of humanity. I will come and divide the earth.
Those loyal to My Teachings will be taken into My Bosom. Those who defy God, and blaspheme against the Truth, will be cast away.
The battle has already begun. The evidence is being presented.
There is still time to choose between the lies of this satanic group, who comes dressed as lambs, or the Truth, which you will be told is a lie.
You must be alert at all times. Keep your eyes open. Turn your back when My Name, My Body, My Word is blasphemed against. …”
See the post below from Catholicism Pure & Simple:
Mark Mallett in his article “The Place for Cowards” (Posted on July 1, 2021 ) reflects on the events of these times. They include ones that we are very familiar with. He describes very clearly that which we all feel.
Some of the scriptures he quotes are:
“The victor will inherit these gifts, and I shall be his God, and he will be my son. But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers of every sort, their lot is in the burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” —Rev 21:7-8
“…when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8)
“All of you will have your faith shaken, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be dispersed.’” (Mark 14:27)
“For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:36-38)
“…in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:53)
He describes what is taking place:
“Jesus will do nothing nor permit anything that cannot, in some way, work toward the salvation of souls — including allowing the infrastructure of the Church to be razed to the ground. The status quo has become poison to the Church’s faith. Liberalism in the form of the “Fr. James Martins” of the world is not only tolerated, but praised. But God forbid we hear priests speak the Gospel truth; God forbid they express their faith with passion; God forbid a layman without a Masters in Divinity dare preach the Gospel; and God forbid we actually take prophecy and the apparitions of Our Lady seriously, lest we appear as emotionally unstable to our uber-rational, oh-so-scientific generation.”
His words should help us to affirm our faith with courage:
“… the threat against those who expose the pseudo-science and blatant lies of the current pandemic response is real. Cancel-culture is real. And the hatred of Catholicism is growing by the hour. However, despite the growing rage of the mob with their lit torches and pitchforks, I’d rather be judged ill by men than by God. I’d rather stand before His Throne some day able to say, “Well, I didn’t impress my peers much, but I tried to be faithful to You.”
He presents to us images of the church which are sad, yet so true:
“…the cowardice of a Church that has lost sight of its mission. …”
“ As governments continue to pass outrageous immoral statutes, sacrifice babies, overturn the natural law, worship political correctness, and obviously discriminate against churches (especially during lockdowns), the hierarchy — save for a handful of the same courageous few – remain in ghastly silence. …”
The article hints at chastisements and the fulfilment of prophecy:
“ The Lord is going to shake things up — a Great Shaking. The Holy Spirit is coming as in a “new Pentecost” and I believe many of those hiding from their own shadows will emerge again stronger in their faith for the “final confrontation” of this era. But that doesn’t change what I or they have to do for today (because we may not have tomorrow and many souls need to hear the truth today). As you read St. John Bosco’s vision below, which ship are you in?
At this point, a great convulsion takes place. All the ships that until then had fought against the Pope’s ship are scattered; they flee away, collide and break to pieces one against another. Some sink and try to sink others. Several small ships that had fought gallantly for the Pope race to be the first to bind themselves to those two columns [of the Eucharist and Mary]. Many other ships, having retreated through fear of the battle, cautiously watch from far away [cowards]; the wrecks of the broken ships having been scattered in the whirlpools of the sea, they in their turn sail in good earnest to those two columns, and having reached them, they make themselves fast to the hooks hanging down from them and their they remain safe, together with the principal ship, on which is the Pope. Over the sea their reigns a great calm. —St. John Bosco, cf. miraclerosarymission.org”
Where are the saints?
“So let us come out from behind the hedges and imitate the bravery of the saints before us. Defend Christ and His Church. Stand up for goodness, for righteousness, for good science, good politics, good people, but above all, the Good Gospel — without which even the “good” cannot be saved.
“Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them”… (Ephesians 5:11)
Do it at all costs and do it with great humility, gentleness and love. But for God’s sake and your own, make sure you actually do it.
This is the hour of the greatest saints in history to be forged. The only question left is: Where are they?”
Note: The coloured emphases are mine (Remnant disciple)
Mark Mallett’s whole article is worth reading, as are all of his works. Please read the whole article at: https://www.markmallett.com/blog/category/daily-journal/
The rumours regarding the revision, re-interpretation or abolition of the motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, are very troubling, to say the least. But all our trust turns to God. Please join us in a Novena of prayer, praying the Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary to ask Mary to obtain for us, these favours..
As a means of beseeching God for:
–His protection on all traditional communities
–and His protection on the venerable Ancient Roman Rite of the Church
We invite you to pray this Novena with us from the 5th of July – 14th July.
Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Lord have mercy Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy on us. Christ hear us. Christ graciously hear us. God, the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us. Holy Mary, Pray for us. Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of virgins, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church, Mother of Mercy, Mother of Divine Grace, Mother of Hope, Mother most pure, Mother most chaste, Mother inviolate, Mother undefiled, Mother most amiable, Mother admirable, Mother of good counsel, Mother of our Creator, Mother of our Savior, Virgin most prudent, Virgin most venerable, Virgin most renowned, Virgin most powerful, Virgin most merciful, Virgin most faithful, Mirror of justice, Seat of wisdom, Cause of our joy, Spiritual vessel, Vessel of honour, Singular vessel of devotion, Mystical rose, Tower of David, Tower of ivory, House of gold, Ark of the covenant, Gate of heaven, Morning star, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Solace of migrants, Comfort of the afflicted, Help of Christians, Queen of Angels, Queen of Patriarchs, Queen of Prophets, Queen of Apostles, Queen of Martyrs, Queen of Confessors, Queen of Virgins, Queen of all Saints, Queen conceived without original sin, Queen assumed into Heaven, Queen of the most Holy Rosary, Queen of families, Queen of peace. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we, your servants,
may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body;
and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
may be delivered from present sorrow,
and obtain eternal joy. Through Christ our Lord.