Out of the Mouths of Babes

Tonight, I was reading a simple article I searched up for my 9 yr old son, for part of our bedtime routine. We had just finished reading about Child Saints from one of our favourite sites (Catholicism Pure and Simple) and I chose a linked article called, “Life Holds One Tragedy; -not to have been a Saint.”

You can read it here:

https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/life-holds-one-tragedy-not-to-have-been-a-saint/

While we read the guts of it, i explained and checked his understanding and we got to the concept of sinner vs.saved; what is the difference? (We are all sinners) then, what does it mean to be saved? As i tried to explain it, he astounds me with this simple gem to distinguish sinners and teaches me instead…

“i know, mum. It’s like this; if you’re sorry, you’re saved. And if you’re saved, you’re sorry.”

How true that is! From the mouths of babes.

i have quite a few kids and their intuition, especially when they are young, never ceases to amaze me. Actually this son’s gems have featured in quite a few of my stories from time to time.

i hope this reninds you to share Faith with those around you- and LISTEN-as the foolish and least expected of this world, are wise  in God’s eyes!

The Wisdom and Hope we need (from Pope Benedict XVI)

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We must always strive to have Faith, Hope and Charity. We have Christ as our Head – He leads us! We also have a true pope, Pope Benedict XVI who has not renounced the title of Vicar of Christ. Not many know and obey the true Roman Pontiff at this time!

Although the Chair of St Peter has an impostor on it, Pope Benedict still lives- and occasionally still speaks or writes. Occasionally his words reach us, outside his virtual prison of silence. He has left a legacy of writings over the years and even in more recent times, from which we can draw much information and wisdom. Sometimes he appears to give pointed messages such as, “The Lord wins in the end.”

Pope Benedict, in many speeches and encyclicals which share his wisdom, seeks to lead us. The article below holds much to encourage us. Look to him to be led, look to God and to the Saints. Remember, God knows what He is doing and we must trust in Him!

“Benedict XVI Warned Us Years Ago of Dangers Ahead

Several times during his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI sounded the alarm about the direction society was taking, and told us what we must do in response.

Joseph Pronechen January 2, 2021

Like the seers and prophets of old, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI several times warned about the direction society was taking and where it was heading, and what we should do.

“In the Old and New Testaments, the Lord proclaims judgment on the unfaithful vineyard,” Benedict XVI said in his homily to bishops gathered together in October 2005.

“The threat of judgment also concerns us, the Church in Europe, Europe and the West in general. … The Lord is also crying out to our ears… ‘If you do not repent I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.’ Light can also be taken away from us and we do well to let this warning ring out with its full seriousness in our hearts, while crying to the Lord: ‘Help us to repent! Give all of us the grace of true renewal! Do not allow your light in our midst to blow out! Strengthen our faith, our hope and our love, so that we can bear good fruit!’”

During his 2010 Christmas greetings he warned, “The Book of Revelation (18:13) includes among the great sins of Babylon — … — the fact that it trades with bodies and souls and treats them as commodities. …”

Benedict warned that this fatal misunderstanding of freedom… actually undermines man’s freedom and ultimately destroys it.”


Benedict put a spotlight on the “power of terroristic ideologies. Violent acts are apparently made in the name of God, …  then the drugs “like a voracious beast clawing “all parts of the world ..;.Or even the way of living proclaimed by public opinion: today we must do things like this, marriage no longer counts, chastity is no longer a virtue, and so on.”

Earlier in 2010 Benedict also turned to the Book of Revelation. “Concerning this battle in which we find ourselves, of this taking power away from God, of this fall of false gods, that fall because they are not deities, but powers that can destroy the world, Chapter 12 of Revelations mentions these, …” He focused in on the river of water the dragon spews at the fleeing woman.

Benedict looked on the river as “the currents that dominate all and wish to make faith in the Church disappear, the Church that seems no longer to have a place in the face of the force of these currents that impose themselves as the only rationality, as the only way to live.”

On Pentecost 2012, in his homily Benedict reminded about Babel and its tower, “a kingdom in which men had concentrated so much power that they thought they no longer needed to rely on a distant God and that they were powerful enough to be able to build a way to heaven by themselves in order to open its gates and usurp God’s place.”

This biblical account holds “a perennial truth” we see in history and in our world. The progress of science and technology have enabled us to dominate the forces of nature, to manipulate the elements and to reproduce living beings, almost to the point of manufacturing the very human being. In this situation praying to God seems obsolete or pointless, because we ourselves can construct and achieve whatever we like… Yet we do not realize that we are reliving the same experience as Babel….

Benedict (affirmed) that Sacred Scripture tells us unity can “only exist as a gift of God’s Spirit who will give us a new heart and a new language, a new ability to communicate. And this is what happened at Pentecost.”

In Caritas in Veritate he warned again, “A humanism which excludes God is an inhuman humanism. Only a humanism open to the Absolute can guide us in the promotion and building of forms of social and civic life.”

In 2010, during his Christmas greetings, Benedict echoed the prophets of old, saying, “Excita, Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni (Stir up, O Lord, your power and come).”

“Repeatedly during the season of Advent the Church’s liturgy prays in these or similar words. They are invocations that were probably formulated as the Roman Empire was in decline. … The sun was setting over an entire world. Frequent natural disasters further increased this sense of insecurity. There was no power in sight that could put a stop to this decline. All the more insistent, then, was the invocation of the power of God: the plea that he might come and protect his people from all these threats.”


Benedict did not leave us without hope and without a way forward and out. For instance, he said in Light of the World, “The Church is always called upon to do what God asked of Abraham, which is to see to it that there are enough righteous men to repress evil and destruction.”

Hope and Action

When Benedict talked about Revelation 12 and the water spewed at the Woman and her Child, he emphasized something other than the possible harm. The Woman is not harmed because “the earth that absorbs these currents is the faith of the simple people, that does not allow itself to be overcome by these rivers and that saves the Mother and saves the Son.…”

Benedict added that Psalm 82 has a “final word” on a source of the problem and solution even after verse 5 laments that “the foundations of the earth are shaken. We see this today, with the climatic problems, how the foundations of the earth are shaken, how they are threatened by our behavior. The external foundations are shaken because the internal foundations are shaken, the moral and religious foundations, the faith that follows the right way of living. And we know that faith is the foundation, and, undoubtedly, the foundations of the earth cannot be shaken if they remain close to the faith, to true wisdom.”

But Benedict… asserted, “History, in fact, is not in the hands of the powers of darkness, chance or human decisions alone. When evil energy that we see is unleashed, when Satan vehemently bursts in, when a multitude of scourges and ills surface, the Lord, the supreme arbiter of historical events, arises. He leads history wisely towards the dawn of the new heavens and the new earth of which, in the image of the new Jerusalem, the last part of the Book of Revelation sings.”

And in the 2010 speech he directed us to hope and to a solution as he quoted Psalm 82:8: “Rise up, O God, judge the earth; for all the nations belong to you!”

Then he ended with this plea:

“Thus we say to the Lord:

‘Arise at this moment, take the world in your hands,

protect your Church,

protect humanity,

protect the earth.’

And we once again entrust ourselves to the Mother of God, Mary, and pray:

You, the great believer, you who have opened the earth to the heavens, help us, open the doors today as well, that truth may win, the will of God, which is the true good, the true salvation of the world.’ Amen.”

Read the complete article here:

https://www.ncregister.com/blog/benedict-xvi-warnings

Early in January, 2012, through The Book of Truth, we were given a prayer to pray for Pope Benedict; it was to keep him safe and enable him to lead us. Read the prayer below:

Crusade Prayer (23) for Pope Benedict’s safety

O My Eternal Father, on behalf of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, and the suffering He endured to save the world from sin, I pray now that You protect Your Holy Vicar, Pope Benedict, Head of Your Church on Earth, so that he too can help save Your children, and all Your sacred servants, from the scourge of Satan, and his dominion of fallen angels who walk the Earth, stealing souls.

O Father, protect Your Pope so that Your children can be guided on the True Path towards Your New Paradise on Earth.

Amen.

A link to the message that came with the prayer is here: https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0320/

The first line of this message especially gives us hope:

“My child, Satan’s power is getting weaker by the day, as the Holy Spirit continues to spread His wings over all of God’s children.”

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“A Child is born to us … whose government is upon His shoulders”

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Today is the Octave Day of the Nativity and the Feast of the circumcision of Our Lord ( in the Traditional Latin calendar) and the Feast of the Mother of God in the Novus Ordo.

Introit from today’s Mass: (Isaiah 9)

“A Child is born to us and a Son is given to us, whose government is upon His shoulders: and His Name shall be called the Angel of Great Counsel. (Ps 97:1) Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle, because He hath done wonderful things.”

and the Offertory Verse: (Psalm 88: 12, 15)

“Thine are the heavens, and Thine is the earth, the world and the fullness thereof  Thou hast founded: justice and judgement are the preparation of Thy throne.”

Communion verse: (Psalm 97:3)

“All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.”

These prayers sum up what is important for us to consider in these “end times”. Jesus is our King He governs us;  Justice and Judgement are His. No matter what 2021 throws at us, we can be at peace, knowing that He is always with us and in charge. We know Who will win.

Excerpts from Book of Truth”

  • “…Now to ensure that humanity understands the Truth, I come now to reclaim My Kingdom. By doing so, I have incurred the wrath of Satan. His plans to hide the Truth are elaborate and sophisticated. Cunningly, he has infiltrated My Church in this his last attempt to deny Me the souls I have come for. The souls who have a natural right to the Glorious Kingdom I promised them. This time he won’t win. But many souls will be deceived and as such, will be cheated out of the Greatest Gift given to humanity by My beloved Father. To live a life in the Glory of God with a perfect body and soul for eternity is yours. All of you. Do not squander this by allowing yourselves to be blinded to the True Word of God.   Your Jesus”  (12 Dec. 2013)  https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0990/

 

  • “… the world is being prepared for My Second Coming, and there are two separate entities involved in paving the way for this day.


My enemies have created many elaborate plans, which include genocide of the innocents, without their knowledge. While many wicked acts are being orchestrated against the human race, because of greed and a desire to control, the most ambitious act will be seen when they finally seize control of My House.

…  Black masses will become rampant thereby giving great powers to satan and his hierarchy. They will devour all that is holy and will go to extraordinary lengths to destroy Christianity, in what will be the greatest deceit in the history of My Church on earth.They will do this by pretending to embrace Christianity. Nothing will be as it seems and only those who are blessed with the Gift of Discernment, will see what is really happening.


The sins of man will be elevated before My Eyes and placed before My Altars, as a gesture of defiance.  … . I am to be mocked, not only through mere words, actions and changes in Holy Doctrine, but by carefully staged rituals, which will take place on My Altars.

The day will come when My Father will intervene and stop this final desecration. Attempts by My enemies, to inject life into their new pagan ceremonies, will be futile. They will present sophisticated and entertaining events of ‘worship to God’, but no good can come from it because the flame of the Holy spirit will be missing. Instead, all that will be seen will be the smouldering fumes of a fire that could not be lit. This is the smoke of satan and it will choke God’s children. Your Jesus” (28 November 2014 @ 11:50pm)

See many more details in this message at:

Message 1277

And Tribute to our Blessed Mother of Salvation:

We entrust to our dearly Beloved Mother ourselves and our families and loved ones, our priests and bishops – that all may be receptive to the Graces which are being poured down from Heaven – to be strong and faithful to our Lord and King – and also to envelop our countries under her mantle and return our countries back to God.

 Help of Christians, guard this land,
From assault or inward stain;
let it be what Christ has planned,
His new Eden where you reign.

2.Teach us that in Christ your Son
Lies the wisdom to be free;
For the Cross, which we would shun,
Is man’s Tree of Liberty.

  1. Should the powers of hell arise,
    And our peace be trampled down,
    In that night of blood and lies
    Show us still your twelve-starred crown.
  1. Take from us the coward heart,
    Fleeting will, divided mind,
    Give us sight to play our part,
    Though the world around is blind
  1. Image of the risen life
    Shining in eternity
    Glimmer through our earthly strife,
    Draw us to your victory.

The Christmas Star.

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This year 2020 of Our Lord, has been toted as the year of the Christmas Star reappearing. This is because a very unusual conjunction will occur:- where the two planets of Jupiter and Saturn cross paths in order to create, what appears to be one great star.

Most great conjunctions are not particularly notable. But occasionally, like this year, Jupiter and Saturn cross paths so close to each other that they can be barely distinguishable to the naked eye. Or sometimes the two planets cross paths when they are opposite the sun, so their apparent retrograde motion results in a triple conjunction, as was the case in 7 BCE.

Reference: https://theconversation.com/the-christmas-star-appears-again-jupiter-and-saturn-align-in-the-great-conjunction-on-dec-21-2020-152370

There are over 26 verses about the Star of Bethlehem referred to in the Bible, which point to the coming of Jesus, the Messiah. Read them here:

https://www.openbible.info/topics/star_of_bethlehem

The thought of the Christmas Star prompts the attention to the Second Coming Of Christ.

The timing of the appearance of this ‘star’ seems significant and brings with it, a message.
The last time (before this year) that this astronomical marvel appeared is believed to be 1226 AD.
This was also the year of the great end-time prophecy of St. Francis, given just before he died. If the astronomers are correct, he gave his prophecy in the same year that the Star last appeared. That prophecy connects to now, which is many ways has been an unprecedented year.
You can read the holy Saint Francis’ significant and ‘relevant to now’, prophecy here:
St, Francis of Assisi sees the time of the end, directly before Christ’s Second Coming, even as he teaches others to tenderly love Christ’s First Coming.
St Francis adoring the Christ Child
In the Book of Truth, Jesus prepares us for His Second Coming which He says will be witnessed by this generation; and sooner than we think. This is not to be thought of with consternation but with great joy;- for those who love Him above all things and trust in Him, look forward to, await with alertness and prepare for, especially in our souls. In this, we must give ourselves to pray for others, even those we don’t know, with equal ardour, patience, trust and love; yes, even our enemies.
We leave you with this beautiful message from Jesus at Christmas, Who reminds us of the great significance and meaning of His Birth:

I shower you with this Special Blessing today

December 22, 2012 @ 8:36pm

My dearly beloved daughter, Christmas Day is My Gift to humanity. It is because of this day that eternal life became possible for mortal man.

I, Jesus Christ, Saviour of the World, welcome you all, God’s children, into the Kingdom promised to Me by My Father.

I came into the world unknown by but a few. My Birth changed the future. My Promise was accepted by My followers. They knew that I would come again but had no idea when. They listened to My Teachings, although many of them were not learned men. They were poor and lived simple lives. Yet, they were the ones who welcomed Me.

The same will be true now when I prepare you for My Second Coming. It will be those souls with a simple love for Me who will open their hearts to My Call. And it will be those amongst you, humble of heart and pure of soul, who become My disciples of today. It will be through you, just as it was when I walked the earth, that My Word will be heard and believed.

I shower you with this Special Blessing today. I desire that you accept My Blessing of Protection through this, Crusade Prayer to welcome Me, the Messiah, as I will unveil My New Kingdom.

Crusade Prayer (90) Thanksgiving for Your Most Glorious Second Coming

O My Jesus, I offer You praise and thanksgiving for Your Most Glorious Second Coming.
You, my Saviour, were born to give me Eternal Life and to free me from sin.
I offer You my love, my thanks and my adoration as I prepare my soul for Your Great Coming. Amen.

Go now and prepare. For the times are short and much is needed to be done in order to salvage every soul. I bring you Peace, Love and Joy on this special day.

Your Jesus

Do not forget Him this Christmas. Re-introduce Him in to as many hearts as possible and welcome Him in your own. Open your heart to Him fully and do not be afraid to listen to Him. Gaze upon and marvel in the Glories of God.

Wishing you all a blessed and holy Christmas, filled with the Peace that only Jesus can bring. +++

The Baby Jesus Appears in the Arms of St Padre Pio at Midnight Mass

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Posted on December 24, 2020 by Catholicism Pure & Simple

Padre Pio had a profound humility; he was blessed with extraordinary spiritual gifts, but he always, always considered himself the least of his fellow priests. Padre Pio never asked anything for himself, but he treasured and loved the privilege of offering Midnight Mass. This was a solemn Mass, and the right to offer it usually belonged to the guardian of San Giovanni. But successive guardians, knowing how much offering this Mass meant to Fr. Pio, gave Padre Pio the honour of celebrating it. 

It was a long Mass – Padre Pio sometimes finished at five in the morning. … Before Midnight Mass, Padre Pio waited and greeted those who had come; his face would be transfigured with joy.

Lucia Ladanza recalls a miraculous event that took place, the night of December 24, 1922. The friars had brought a huge brazier (which is a type of fire box) to keep the gathering warm. The people were reciting the Rosary and Padre Pio stood with them, praying too. In the blink of an eye, Lucia saw, through an aura of light, Baby Jesus appear in Padre Pio’s arms. Baby Jesus was glowing and Padre Pio’s face changed into a beaming smile. 

An eyewitness to another such miracle, was Fr. Raffaele da Sant’Elia, who had the room next to Padre Pio for 35 years. This is his account:

“I had got up to go to the church for the Midnight Mass of 1924. The corridor was huge and dark, and the only illumination was the flame of a small oil lamp. Through the shadows I could see that Padre Pio, too, was making his way to the church. He had left his room and was making his way slowly along the corridor. I realised he was swathed in a band of light. I took a better look and saw that he had the Baby Jesus in his arms. I just stood there, transfixed, in the doorway of my room, and fell to my knees. Padre Pio passed by, all aglow. He didn’t even notice I was there.”

The Antithesis to the Vatican Nativity 2020

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All eyes on Jesus;

the True Light of the World;

our Divine Saviour and Precious Redeemer,

in the arms of our Holy Mother.

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This image of the Nativity of Our Lord, brings joy to our hearts;

It fills us with Love for our dearly Beloved Saviour;

It reminds us of our Faith -to adore, Love and Hope in Him.

It portrays a true event, with real people, in real time, in a real world.

It shows the tenderness with which Jesus is received.

It embodies all we who await His Second Coming.

This is a picture of people we love, and

we rejoice with pride in sacred images such as this one.

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“…Christmas has become no longer a celebration of My Birth, but a pagan substitute, where every honour is handed over in the pursuit of falsities. How weak the faith of Christians has become. …

My Heart is heavy at this time. I give you this warning so that you do not fall into error and into the most cunning trap, which will be placed before you by the disciples of My nemesis – the devil.” (Book of Truth: 25 December 2013 @ 9:50am)

See complete message at: https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1000/

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Pope Francis: Let us Dream of a New World Order

As prefaced in our earlier article, this NWO which PF is promoting will also help by supporting the 1W Church which he will help create- one for all religions, not Catholic in nature, and having humanitarian ends. This is also linked to the recently unveiled 2020 Nativity – the symbols were explained in our previous article too. You need to read this article to understand where we are being led.

Catholicism Pure & Simple

By David Martin

Pope Francis recently published a new book titled,Let us Dream: A Path to a Better Future,which is being touted “an inspiring and actionable blueprint for building a better world for all humanity” (Simon & Schuster). What is strange is that the book is void of the instructions for a better world given to us by Christ. There is nothing about doing penance (Mt 3:2) and obeying rules and commandments (John 14:15).

In his book, Francis talks about “creating something new”, “our new principle”, and “reimagining a new world.” This immediately calls to mind the lyrics of John Lennon’s anti-religious song “Imagine,” in which he says, “Imagine there’s no Heaven … and no religion too.”

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The support of influential leaders…

The signs are clear. Don’t be in denial. More on this later, with what the Nativity set truly signifies… In the meantime, PF the FP has been promoting the ‘Great Reset’…https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/here-s-the-pope-s-prescription-for-resetting-the-global-economy-in-response-to-covid-19/
Read this reblogged article from “Mission of Salvation” and connect the dots, if you haven’t already. Wake up;- for the time is near.

Mission of Salvation

“His actions won’t become apparent immediately, but soon the signs will be seen as he sets out to seek the support of influential world leaders and those in high places.” Full message here: https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0724/

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Benedict’s End Game is to save the Church from Freemasonry

It all makes perfect sense. This article is a “must read.”

FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Or, what Sherlock Holmes would say about the case of the Incongruous Renunciation

I have always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional private detective in late Victorian England, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to popularize the new method of forensic investigation among the public police forces of his day.

As Sir Arthur writes in his Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important”.

This maxim is actually something the great Scholastic Theologians of the Catholic Church would readily agree too, because they held that every individual effect is marked by its causes.  Thus, every small detail about everything, says something about the causes of that detail. We have only to study the details to find the clues.

Here at the From Rome blog I have applied this method to the…

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