The Importance and Power of the Eucharist

AM+DG

“The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.”

Recent posts on the Eucharist:
“Importance of the Eucharist Part 1” posted on 6th Sept. and
“Importance of the “Eucharist Part 2” posted on 7th Sept.
The Eucharist: Priests and Prayers given by Heaven” posted on 14th Sept.2020

We can never underestimate the power and importance of the Eucharist. Recent events have managed to hijack this belief – streamed Masses, some churches closed, limits to attendance in churches, (when other activities are not stopped), Holy Communion being forbidden on the tongue (contrary to advice that it is ‘safer’, …

Cardinal Sarah, in  recent article has spoken about this. (see below)

Cardinal Sarah: ‘We Must Return to the Eucharist’

VATICAN CITY — In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church.

The letter, sent to bishops this week, said that, while the Church should cooperate with civic authorities and be attentive to safety protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic, “liturgical norms are not matters on which civil authorities can legislate, but only the competent ecclesiastical authorities.” It also emphasized that bishops can make provisional changes to liturgical rubrics in order to accommodate public health concerns, and urged obedience to those temporary changes.   …

As soon as circumstances permit, however, it is necessary and urgent to return to the normality of Christian life, which has the church building as its home and the celebration of the liturgy, especially the Eucharist, as ‘the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; and at the same time it is the font from which all her power flows’ (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 10).”

Cardinal Sarah noted that “as soon as is possible... we must return to the Eucharist with a purified heart, with a renewed amazement, with an increased desire to meet the Lord, to be with Him, to receive Him and to bring Him to our brothers and sisters with the witness of a life full of faith, love and hope.”

“We cannot be without the banquet of the Eucharist, the table of the Lord to which we are invited as sons and daughters, brothers and sisters to receive the Risen Christ himself, present in body, blood, soul and divinity in that Bread of Heaven which sustains us in the joys and labours of this earthly pilgrimage.”

We “cannot be without the Christian community,” Cardinal Sarah added, “cannot be without the house of the Lord,” “cannot be without the Lord’s Day.”

We cannot live as Christians without participating in the Sacrifice of the Cross in the which the Lord Jesus gave himself unreservedly to save, by his death, humanity which had died because of sin…in the embrace of the Crucified One all human suffering finds light and comfort.”

The cardinal explained that while streamed or televised Masses “have performed a great service…at a time when there was no possibility of community celebration, no broadcast is comparable to personal communication or can replace it. On the contrary, these broadcasts alone risk distancing us from a personal and intimate encounter with the incarnate God who gave himself to us not in a virtual way,” but in the Eucharist.

“Once the concrete measures that can be taken to reduce the spread of the virus to a minimum have been identified and adopted, it is necessary that all resume their place in the assembly of brothers and sisters…and encourage again those brothers and sisters who have been discouraged, frightened, absent, or uninvolved for too long.”

The cardinal said that bishops should give “due attention” to “hygiene and safety regulations” while avoiding the “sterilisation of gestures and rites” or “instilling, even unconsciously, fear and insecurity in the faithful.”

He added that bishops should be certain that civil authorities not subordinate the Mass to a place of priority below “recreational activities” or regard the Mass as only a “gathering” comparable to other public activities, and reminded bishops that civic authorities cannot regulate liturgical norms. 

Cardinal Sarah said that pastors should “insist on the necessity of adoration, work to ensure the dignity of the liturgy and its setting, and ensure that “the faithful should be recognized as having the right to receive the Body of Christ and to worship the Lord present in the Eucharist,” without “limitations that go even beyond what is provided for by the norms of hygiene issued by public authorities.”      …

Read the whole article here:

https://www.ncregister.com/news/cardinal-sarah-we-must-return-to-the-eucharist

The Power of the Eucharist  

Messages from Book of Truth:

Virgin Mary: The favours granted when you receive the Body of my Son

19 October 2012 @ 9:06am

(Received during an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which lasted 20 minutes, during which an image of the Holy Eucharist appeared on her forehead)

My child, the Host, which you see on my forehead, is a symbol, to prove to all of God’s children, the Real Presence of my Son in the Holy Eucharist.

My Son is present in the world and stands beside each of God’s children every day in the hope that they will feel His Presence.

Children, it is only through receiving the Real Body of My Son, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind, that you will be blessed with special graces.

When my Son died for your sins, so that every child of God would be able to defy death, He left behind an important legacy.

The Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist is Real and when consumed, brings you special protection. It brings you closer in union with Him.

He is the Bread of Life. This Gift to you, children, must never be questioned or rejected.

The favours granted to those who receive His Body and Blood include salvation from Purgatory, if received every day.

My Son will take you, at the time of death, into His Arms away from the fires of Purgatory.

The Holy Mass, which offers the Real Body of my Son, in honour of my Father, brings with it, also, great benefits.

The more daily Masses you attend and the more you receive the Body and Blood of my Son, in the Holy Eucharist, you will be granted immunity from the purification in the fires of Purgatory.

Those of you who dismiss the Existence of my Son, in the Holy Eucharist, deny yourselves a great Gift. You will not be condemned for refusing His Body in the Holy Mass, but you will not receive the graces, which He wishes to bestow on all of God’s children.

The Holy Communion you receive must be Consecrated properly. When you receive His Body, He will fill you with a deep and humble love, which will strengthen your faith and bring you Eternal Life.

The Holy Eucharist is the Gift, which will grant you Eternal Life. Never forget this.

My Son suffered greatly to give the world this great Gift, the passport to Heaven. Do not reject it. Do not challenge His generosity. Do not underestimate the Power of the Holy Host.

Please recite this Crusade Prayer (81) for the Gift of the Holy Communion

O Heavenly Host, fill my body with the nourishment it needs.
Fill my soul with the Divine Presence of Jesus Christ.
Give me the graces to fulfil the Holy Will of God.
Fill me with the peace and calm, which comes from Your Holy Presence.
Never let me doubt Your Presence.
Help me to accept You in Body and Soul, and that, by the Holy Eucharist, the Graces bestowed upon me, will help me to proclaim the Glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Purify my heart.
Open my soul and sanctify me when I receive the great Gift of the Holy Eucharist.
Grant me the graces and the favours it bestows upon all God’s children, and grant me immunity from the fires of Purgatory. Amen.

My children, you must pray that all Christians will accept and understand the Power of the Holy Eucharist. It is the armour required to salvage the souls of all my children.

Accept it with good grace and generosity of heart.

Your Blessed Mother
Mother of Salvation

 

The following message, indicating the changes to come, all reflect of the importance of the Holy Eucharist.

A new form of the Cross will be introduced

30 April 2013 @ 3:40pm

My dearly beloved daughter, My Authority will never diminish, and like a light, will fade amidst the thick fog, but it will always be visible, even though it may be reduced to but just a faint glimmer.

When the world changes again, as the spirit of evil creates division upon division, it will only be the Light of God which will sustain you. My Presence will be felt by those who come to Me for help, for I will never desert you, especially when you feel that all is hopeless. Nothing but the Truth will help you to cope, when the lack of charity which is evident in the world today increases, as men’s hearts turn to stone.

The Truth is contained in the Holy Bible. It is the food by which man can live now and in the future.Very soon it will become impossible to buy a Bible, as many nations will adhere to the new laws, especially in Europe, which will ban all books which promote the Word of God.

The letter is being written now to beckon all those in the service of the Catholic Church.Soon, all of My sacred servants will be informed of the changes, which they will be told are for the good of the Church.

The new rules, which will see amendments made to prayers during the Holy Mass, will seem innocent. To many, they won’t notice the significance, but it will relate to the Holy Eucharist and My Presence within It. The word ‘commemorate’ will be used and all churches will soon be stripped bare of their treasures. The taking of treasures, including gold Tabernacles – which will be replaced by those made of wood and stone – will be one of the signs that they are being gathered for the New World Religion.

Churches will be changed within their walls and this will involve the desecration of altars. The Monstrance,  holding the Holy Eucharist, will begin to disappear and the days when My Holy Host is exposed will come to an end.

Cast scorn upon My Word now, and you will weep tears when these acts are brought before you. Soon, not long afterwards, the garments worn by My sacred servants, will be altered and a new form of the Cross will be introduced. The new atrocity will not be based on the simple cross. Instead it will feature, discreetly, the head of the beast.

I ask you to gather My holy Crosses now and keep them in your homes, along with Holy Water. I urge all of you to hold onto the Truth of what I have told you. Then I want you to trust in Me completely. Never believe that I Am leaving you at the mercy of the evil one. I will remain close to you at all times. I will pour special blessings on the heads of My beloved, loyal sacred servants to keep them entwined with My Sacred Heart.

Keep your hearts close to Me and to each other. Comfort and strengthen each other, for you must love each other, more than ever, before and during the times ahead. I Am your family.  You are Mine. We will remain united, until the time when the trumpets peal out and the announcement is made that I Am to reveal Myself, finally, in My Second Coming. Then you will feel the joy and peace which I have promised you. Then all suffering will end.

Your Jesus

The Sacred Heart, Eucharistic Miracles and Adoration.

AM+DG

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.”

Recent posts on the Eucharist:
” Importance of the Eucharist Part 1″ posted on 6th Sept. and
Importance of the “Eucharist Part 2” posted on 7th Sept.

 The posts listed above include Bp. Schneider; the influence of Vatican II; the apparitions of Our Lady including Fatima, Akita, Garabandal,  Knock, Fr Gobbi and how these reflect the importance of the Eucharist.

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There have been many miracles of the Eucharist in the last 2000 years. The one that might be the most well known is that of the miracle of Lanciano.

In the 8th century AD, a Basilian monk doubted the True Presence. During Mass, at the Consecration, the Host started to bleed. The wine also changed and eventually formed into 5 lumps of coagulated Blood, all different sizes. These can still be seen preserved in the church at Lanciano, Italy today.

In the 1970’s a scientific investigation was carried out, without the scientist knowing where the fragment had come from. The results (and pictures of various stages of the investigation)  can be seen in the church today.

It was conducted by Prof. Odoardo Linoli, eminent Professor in Anatomy and Pathological Histology and in Chemistry and Clinical Microscopy. He was assisted by Prof. Ruggero Bertelli of the University of Siena.

These analyses sustained the following conclusions:

      • The Flesh is real Flesh. The Blood is real Blood.
      • The Flesh and the Blood belong to the human species.
      • The Flesh consists of the muscular tissue of the heart.
      • In the Flesh we see present in section: the myocardium, the endocardium, the vagus nerve and also the left ventricle of the heart for the large thickness of the myocardium.
      • The Flesh is a “HEART” complete in its essential structure.
      • The Flesh and the Blood have the same blood-type: AB (Blood-type identical to that which Prof. Baima Bollone uncovered in the Holy Shroud of Turin).
      • In the Blood there were found proteins in the same normal proportions (percentage-wise) as are found in the sero-proteic make-up of fresh normal blood (although the anaylsis was performed centuries later).
      • In the Blood there were also found these minerals: chlorides, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium.
      • The preservation of the Flesh and of the Blood, which were left in their natural state for twelve centuries, and exposed to the action of atmospheric and biological agents, remains an extraordinary phenomenon. They remain to this day.

http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/lanciano.html

At Lanciano, there is a side room where Newspaper articles and the various results and pictures of slides from the scientific investigation can be seen.

I have also read elsewhere, that the lumps of Blood, each of a different size, all weighed exactly the same , and when weighed all together, still weighed the same!

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This affirms for us that the Holy Eucharist is the Sacred Heart of Jesus

In actual fact, many other authentic Eucharistic miracles also exist.

When we receive Jesus in Holy Communion, we are filled with His Love and Peace. Our Divine King, humbles Himself to become one with us. Receive Jesus frequently, with a pure heart, in order to obtain great graces and eternal life. He loves us so much!

But he is not loved in return!!!

The Sacred Heart and St Margaret Mary Alacoque (1600’s)

The first revelation occurred on December 27th, 1673, when Sister Margaret Mary, was praying before the Blessed Sacrament. Our Lord revealed to her great secrets of His love, represented by His Sacred Heart.

The 3rd revelation occurred in June, 1674. Sr Margaret Mary was adoring the Blessed Sacrament. He told her how greatly He loved mankind (suffering and dying for them). But then He said that in return for this Great Love, He has only received ingratitude and contempt. The only return He receives for His eagerness to love mankind is rejection and coldness.

The 4th revelation  took place in June, 1675. Again, Margaret Mary was praying before the Blessed Sacrament, when our Lord showed her His Sacred Heart. He said:

Behold the Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify Its love; and in return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in the Eucharist. But what I feel most keenly is that it is hearts which are consecrated to Me that treat Me thus.”

Jesus requested that we honor His Sacred Heart and make reparation to it; and to make reparation for disrespect towards the Blessed Sacrament.

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When we receive Holy Communion –
we receive the True Presence of Jesus
with His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.

We receive the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

Jesus meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Thine!

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Let us stay close to Jesus’ Sacred Heart – His Eucharistic Heart in the Blessed Sacrament!

We live in difficult times. Time spent with Jesus before the Blessed Sacrament is vital. On Holy Thursday, Jesus asked 3 of His Apostles to watch and wait with Him, but they fell asleep. Jesus needs us again at this time. We do not want to let Him down. In the following message from the Book of Truth, Jesus tells us of the benefits of Adoration.

Abundant love at adoration makes you stronger and calmer

12 June 2011 @ 7:00pm

“My beloved daughter, the graces received by My children at the Eucharistic Adoration are powerful. They not only give you the graces to cope with life’s suffering, they make you stronger in your love for Me, your devoted and loyal Saviour.

The love that is poured out over souls during the Adoration is given in abundance. The soul feels this flood of My graces in so many different ways. The first Gift is one of peace in your soul. You will feel this instantly after you have completed your time in close union with Me.

So many, many of My children are denying themselves the many Gifts I have to offer at Adoration, where you spend one hour of your time before My Presence on the altar. While Catholics are aware of the Power of the Eucharist many do not acknowledge the importance of this most important time with Me in contemplation. They simply ignore this Gift. It bores them to have to spend this extra time with Me.

Oh, if only you knew how strong this would make them. Their fears and worries would be dissipated were they to just keep Me company in quiet intimate reflection. If My children could see the Light that envelops their souls during this special Holy Hour, they would be astonished.

Children, it is during this hour that you become very, very close to Me. This is where your voice, your pleas, your pledges of love for Me, will be heard. Many wonderful graces are given to you, children, at this time, so please do not ignore My pleas to spend this time in My company.

The rewards will make you free of worry
The rewards will make you free of worry, light of heart, mind and soul, and calmer in yourself. When you receive Me during the Eucharist I will fill your soul. But when you come to Me in Adoration I will envelop you to such an extent, that the floodgates of My Merciful Love will saturate your mind, body and soul. You will feel a strength, which will yield a quiet confidence that you will find difficult to ignore.

Come to Me, children, now. I need your company. I need you to speak with Me when My Divine Presence is at its strongest. I love you and want to pour all My graces on you, so you can infuse your souls to My Sacred Heart.

Your loving Saviour
Jesus Christ”

The Importance of the Eucharist: Part 2 – What did Vatican II do to belief in the True Presence?

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CCC on the Eucharist:

No. 1324: The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.(Lumen Gentium 11) The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministeries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”

Read Part 1 here:

https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2020/09/06/the-importance-of-the-eucharist-part-1-our-ladys-apparitions/

Part 2:

Pope Leo XIII

A very important figure is Pope Leo XIII who went into ecstasy after celebrating Mass one day in 1884. It was on the 13th October, exactly 33 years before the miracle at Fatima. His famous vision foretells the enemies and persecution of the Church, taking place today, which all relate to the Eucharist. It is appropriate that his ecstasy was after celebrating Mass, and that he composed the St Michael Prayer and made it mandatory– to be said after every Mass.

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This brings us to these end times.

A Personal Testimony:

“It all began with Vatican II.

It was all about the Eucharist, but it was supposed to be a “pastoral council”, but in reality this “pastoral” concern was a veil, hiding the destruction which would follow.

At the time, we thought a Mass in the vernacular did not seem harmful, but the bishops went further than the Vatican II documents detailed. Not only did they change the Mass into the vernacular, they changed the prayers and even omitted them, and inserted new ones. The High Altars were removed in many churches and tables used for the celebration of Mass. The priest was called the “presider. The tabernacle was very often removed from the centre of the church. This meant that our gaze was now upon the priest, whose chair was now in the centre, rather than on Our Lord.

People stopped genuflecting, people often just give a little nod, or perhaps a bow. They (we) began treating Jesus like just any other person. We would shake hands and turn our backs and smile and even speak to the people behind, beside and around us – at a time when Jesus has just become present Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist. This was during the handshake of ‘peace’. But it did not feel like Christ’s Peace that he sends to His Apostles. It felt (still feels) like people congratulating or saying hi to one another. It takes our attention off Christ. Where is the sense of the Sacredness of the Mystery? Where is the honour due to the King of Heaven and Earth?  

I was one of the people who was fooled. I was young, I thought it was okay. I even became a Eucharistic Minister and thought I was serving the Church. But I began to question Communion in the hand. I found the Liturgy had not stopped changing, years after the changes began. One day, the priest did something unthinkable at a “Children’s liturgy” I couldn’t handle it any more and I went searching. When I eventually found the Latin Mass (I thought it didn’t exist anymore) I felt like I was home.

All was as it should be. The congregation do not chat before or after Mass or need to be reminded to be silent, or to genuflect. Even the children are not a problem. Toddlers absorb the atmosphere. If they are noisy, parents sit where they can take the child outside for a bit, or down the back and then come back in. And we have sermons that teach us about Doctrine and Virtues, and Saints and Teachings of the Church.” (RD)

Another Personal Testimony:

“I had not been brought up, or even born, at the time of the traditional Mass. I had been raised in a Novus Ordo Church but I was still taught by some Marian nuns. Virtually no-one at school had much faith. They participated in all that we did but without thinking. I loved to spend quiet time in the school chapel. Unfortunately, my faith took a battering in early adulthood.

God never stopped reaching out and everytime I heard that a miracle had happened, I wanted to go and see! I longed for greater faith. Soon I discovered that God had prophets! He had not abandoned us at all. Why didn’t they teach me this at school? Or about all the miracles- such as the Miracle of Lanciano. Watching the movie of The story of Garabandal stirred my soul and made my cry with thanksgiving, love and yearning for God. First the transformation was within. But I was drawn to places where I could truly speak with God personally and deeply pray and meditate. To go apart or away from the world, helps me to draw close to God interiorly. Even Jesus would go away to a quiet and separate place to pray. He took his disciples aside, or out on a boat or up a mountain. There should be no stigma attached to going to a special place to pray. I often visited the chapel of the Poor Clare Nuns early in the morning for Eucharistic Adoration and sometimes Mass.  I was a young woman by that time and had a baby. I took her with me. I felt the graces. I read all about St Alphonsus Liguori, St Clare (and St. Collete) and I learnt a fostered devotion to the Eucharist in my heart. Depending where you went to Mass, it was not reverent and often very distracting. I found it hard to concentrate for 45 mins whereas I could spend hours at Adoration!

In about 2002, I went to my first Latin Mass because we moved house and I had been looking to attend one- having heard that they truly were reverent. I didn’t understand it all but I felt happy. The people were friendly, so was the priest; it was a small community. It was beautiful. Returning to the Novus Ordo Mass was increasingly unsatisfying. Some priests do a wonderful job of insisting on Eucharistic reverence and give good sermons as well; but not everyone seems to understand. Confession is not readily available. It is not encouraged. I cannot always attend a Latin Mass but after Bishop Schneider wrote that the faithful always have to right to receive communion kneeling and on the tongue, I sent it to my PP and insisted, despite my initial embarrassment, at only receiving Our Lord in this manner. I also was educated by God and St. Paul, about women having their heads covered in church.

The more I learn about VII, the more sad I become. I was ripped off. My education sorely lacked formation, even in a Catholic school led by many Marian nuns. Why did they change the Mass? It makes me want to cry when I realise and see how Catholics do not draw close to Our Lord anymore; they do not perceive His Presence. It seems to me that only those who frequent Confession, Mass and Adoration, and look to their own spiritual life, who pray frequently, have any Faith left. The rest have faith in man- and don’t know that’s what it is. They admire a heretic bishop because he’s such a great personality- such a nice, friendly, charismatic guy- they forget ‘yes, so is Satan!’ It breaks my heart. We do what we can but I feel a review of Vatican II needs to occur. And the TLM needs to be offered everywhere. Otherwise there will soon be nothing left. I can see where the changes are leading. God has warned us and all has occurred as He said. We love you, Jesus!! Don’t let the Church forsake your Eucharistic Presence!” (RCoM).

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“Ever less importance is being given to the Holy Eucharist”

Garabandal was a Eucharistic message. Our Lady’s second message was on June 18, 1965. St. Michael the Archangel was given the task of communicating the message to Conchita. Tears rolled down Conchita’s face as she listened:

“ Since my message of October 18 has not been heeded and made known to the world, I tell you that this is the last one. Before, the cup was filling up. Now, it is brimming over. Many cardinals, many bishops, and many priests are following the way to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Ever less importance is being given to the Holy Eucharist. You must turn the wrath of God away from you by your efforts. …”

Notice the development of the message: cup filling up, now brimming over. The next sentence is the cause  –bishops and priests on road to perdition, and the worst part of all – ever less importance given to the Eucharist. And guess what? God is angry!

It is not just a matter of less importance to the Eucharist , but the message seems to say that it is accelerating – it is given “ever less” (becoming worse) So fifty years later, after the synods of 2014 and 2015, we are given “Amoris Laetitia”. Now the Eucharist can be given to unworthy souls – those in mortal sin, who have separated themselves from God, or who did not have the Faith to begin with. And we know what St Paul said  – that we would be  “guilty of the Body and Blood of Our Lord”.

This also impacted the Sacrament of Penance, because people think that they do not have to go to Confession. They can be divorced and remarried (without annulment) – and thus living in a state  mortal sin , and keep receiving Our Lord.

Then last October – the ultimate betrayal and mockery. Pagan idols were worshipped, and bowed down to, and carried in procession into a church (mockery of a Blessed Sacrament procession?) and left there for people to worship. Well we are thankful that these idols were thrown into the River Tiber. But they were also used in a Stations of Cross ceremony by those attending the Amazonian Synod. The final insult, however, occurred when they put a bowl of earth with plants on the altar of the closing Mass. It wasn’t just a floral decoration. Experts and people who recognized what was happening explained: it is part of pagan worship. The earth has blood mixed with it; the plants were red (also symbolic) – it was a pagan ritual bowl!!!!

Pagan symbols on the same altar, and in a holy, Catholic Church, where the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and blood of Our Lord was being offered? This makes me very sad. These churches would have needed to be purified and exorcised and reconsecrated and lots and lots of penance required.

The current man sitting on the chair of Peter (the False Prophet) has done his utmost to destroy any true Faith which remains. Apostasy is spreading like wildfire.

The current state of health around the world has been an excuse to hit the Catholic Church where it will do the most damage. Masses were severely curtailed. People were told by bishops, they could watch it being live-streamed from home. Slowly, Masses were again available, but severely restricted in numbers, and with many restrictions to inhibit the praise and worship that we would normally expect.(e.g. no communal singing, no gatherings of people, social distancing ( this stops us feeling like a community); in some places masks are worn by some people (even some priests). In fact, Church services were deemed to be non-essential services – when gyms, beauty parlours, liquor stores, tattoo parlours were not.

How did the whole of the western world turn into such a dictatorship?

Well Our Lady of Fatima warned us against the errors or Russia!

Warnings about the Eucharist

We were warned. Jesus told us well in advance. He sent His Mother to warn us many times – hundreds of years in advance. He never gave up. He sent more and more messengers. It seems the only one who took all this seriously was Pope Leo XIII, but they got rid of his remedy. (i.e. the St Michael’s Prayer and the prayers after Mass). They also ignored Our Lady’s instruction to release the Third Secret by 1960, because after that it would be too late. Well, Pope John XXIII ignored that instruction, and all the popes after him. Also the instruction about consecrating Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, in communion with all the bishops.

But God is Good and He continues to care for his people. When all His messengers were ignored, He sent His last messenger. In fact, this time He gave us so much information that we would have an advantage over the enemy. He tells us what is to come. The Book of Truth comes in 5 volumes-  a LOT of the prophecies have been fulfilled.  This is another work in progress but just 2 examples: The “ousting” of Pope Benedict from the Vatican foretold years in advance; and the warning not to accept any world-wide vaccination plan because it will kill us.

Jesus also warned us about paganism in the Church – see our series of messages. (see menu item on Home Page of this site).

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I thought it interesting that Abp. Vigano,  Bp. Schneider and others have started to comment on Vatican II.

Bp Schneider on the Eucharist:

“…We are witnessing a unique situation: It is for the first time in the History of the Church that the public celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice has been prohibited almost on a worldwide scale. Under the pretext of the (Cvd) epidemic, the inalienable right of the Christians to the public celebration of the Holy Mass has been infringed, disproportionately and unjustifiably…”

He also stated:

Bishops who not only did not care but directly prohibited their faithful the access to the sacraments, especially to the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and the sacrament of Penance, behaved themselves as fake shepherds, who seek their own advantage….

 Thus says the Lord God: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. … Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: Because my sheep have become a prey, and my sheep have become food for all the wild beasts, since there was no shepherd, and because my shepherds have not searched for my sheep, but the shepherds have fed themselves, and have not fed my sheep, therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require my sheep at their hand and put a stop to their feeding the sheep. No longer shall the shepherds feed themselves.” (Ez. 34:2-10)”

He explains why the Eucharistic Presence is important to us:

“… If you take away the Real Presence, how will you be able to pay to His most sacred humanity the respect and honor which are its due? As Man, our Lord is present only in Heaven and in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Through the Eucharist we can draw near to the living Savior in person, and see Him and converse with Him. Without this presence, Divine worship becomes an abstraction. Through this presence we go straight to God and approach Him as during His mortal life.  …

 But with the Eucharist we can actually come and adore Him like the shepherds; we can prostrate ourselves before Him like the Magi; we need no longer regret our not having been present at Bethlehem or on Calvary.

… The Church wants to have a living worship because she possesses her living Savior on earth.

About the impact of Vatican II, he states:

“…The situation of the public cessation of Holy Mass and sacramental Holy Communion during the Covid-19 epidemic is so unique and serious that one can discover behind all of this a deeper meaning. This event has come almost fifty years after the introduction of Communion in the hand (in 1969) and a radical reform of the rite of Mass (in 1969/1970) with its protestantizing elements (Offertory prayers) and its horizontal and instructional style of celebration (freestyle moments, celebration in a closed circle and towards the people). The praxis of Communion in the hand over the past fifty years has led to an unintentional and intentional desecration of the Eucharistic Body of Christ on an unprecedented scale. For over fifty years, the Body of Christ had been (mostly unintentionally) trampled by the feet of clergy and laity in Catholic churches around the world. The stealing of sacred Hosts has also been increasing at an alarming rate. The praxis of taking Holy Communion directly with one’s own hands and fingers resembles ever more the gesture of taking common food. In not a few Catholics, the practice of receiving Communion in the hand has weakened faith in the Real Presence, in trans-substantiation and in the divine and sublime character of the sacred Host. The Eucharistic presence of Christ has, over time, unconsciously become for these faithful a kind of holy bread or symbol. Now the Lord has intervened and deprived almost all the faithful of assisting at Holy Mass and sacramentally receiving Holy Communion….”

Strong words indeed! Read the whole article here:

https://www.gloriadei.io/bp-schneider-rome-life-forum-online-conference-20-22-may-2020/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++What Jesus tells us about the Eucharist

  • Book of Truth Message 0413

7 May 2012 @ 6:19pm

Many Popes have been prisoners in the Holy See, surrounded by Masonic Groups

“… To My Catholic Church, even though you caused torment as a result of evil sin know that I will never forsake you, although you have sinned. But know this.

Your faith in Me is not as strong as it should be. You do not love Me as you once did.

You were taught the truth by My Peter upon whose rock you were built. And what did you do?

You built thick stone walls around you.

This caused a lack of communication with those whom you needed to feed with My Body and Blood so that their souls could be nourished.

The respect required of you in administering My Most Holy Eucharist was lost when you demeaned My Presence.

When Vatican II declared new rules they were introduced by those evil Masonic forces from within your corridors.

They cunningly presented new ways to administer My Holy Eucharist which are insulting to Me.

Your so called tolerant teachings proclaimed a series of lies including the refusal to acknowledge the power of St Michael the Archangel.

He is the protector of the Church against Satan. Those forces among you knew this. This is why you stopped all prayers requesting his help before Me at the Holy Mass.

Then you perpetrated the biggest untruth that Hell was not to be feared. That it was just a metaphor. For this lie, accepted as the truth by many of God’s children, has meant the loss of billions of souls.

How you offend Me. For those humble and sacred servants among you I ask that you go back to My Teachings.            

You have suffered because of the way you have offended Me.

Never think that I am blaming the many Holy Popes who have sat in the seat of Peter. Their mission has always been protected.

Many Popes have been prisoners in the Holy See surrounded by Masonic groups who do not represent God.

They hate God and have spent fifty years spreading untruths about the Mercy of God.

Their works have led to the collapse of the Catholic Church.

This was not an accident. It was deliberately and cunningly plotted in order to destroy the faith of the Church. To destroy the homage of ordinary Catholics to the One True God.

For this you will now be cast aside into the wilderness. After Pope Benedict, you will be led by Me, from the Heavens.

Oh how you have made Me weep.

I call on all of My sacred servants who know the truth to stand up and follow Me, your Jesus, to spread the truth of My Teachings in humble servitude. You must find the courage and the strength to rise from the ashes.

Above all, reject the lies which will shortly be presented to you by the False Prophet. ( * see below)

He will merge the Catholic Church with other churches, including pagan churches, to become one abomination, a one world church without a soul.

Your Jesus

See the complete message here:   https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0413/

*Note that this message was in 2012. The “False Prophet” was elected in March of 2013, and since then we have seen many of his lies in preparation for the “one world” church.

 

  • Book of Truth Message 0132

6 July 2011 @ 3:30pm

Importance of Sacraments – Marriage and First Holy Communion

“…My daughter, please pray for My Vicar, Pope Benedict, for he is surrounded by masonic forces who are now making every effort to dethrone him, these evil forces have been infiltrating My Church since Vatican II and have diluted My Teachings. Many laws were passed which offend Me, especially the presentation of My Holy Eucharist by lay people. The lack of respect shown to Me and My Eternal Father, through new laws introduced to facilitate modern society has made Me cry with sadness.

The Most Holy Eucharist must be received on the tongue and not soiled by human hands. Yet this is precisely what My sacred servants have done. These laws were not passed by Me in Spirit. My sacred servants have been led down a path not in line with the Teachings of My apostles. Today My Sacraments are not taken very seriously, especially those who seek the Sacraments of Matrimony and the First Holy Communion.

The Vow of Matrimony is very serious, for remember it is a Sacrament and is made in the Presence of God the Father, yet for many it all about materialism and the exterior trappings. Many who receive the Sacrament of Matrimony do not acknowledge its importance thereafter. Many break their vows so easily. Why do they do this? Why pay lip service to this most holy union only to part soon afterwards? This is a mockery of one of the most important unions blessed by the Hand of My Eternal Father. Many people do not pay any heed of My Father’s Will that no man shall pull asunder such a union thereafter, yet many people divorce, which is a law not recognized by My Father. Divorce is an easy way to run from your responsibilities. All marriages are made in Heaven. No man can destroy a marriage without offending My Father.

First Holy Communion
Receiving My Body in the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time is another example as to how I Am mocked. So many parents pay no heed to the importance of their children receiving the Bread of Life. They are more concerned as to how well-dressed their children are, rather than the wonderful Gift they are receiving. This Gift will lead them to salvation. Yet the materialism, which surrounds the event, has nothing to do with their souls. For Me the saddest part is that these little children are not being told about Me. The Love I have for little children is all-encompassing. When they receive the Holy Eucharist, in the full knowledge as to what they are receiving, then their souls become pure. The more they receive Me in this way, the stronger will their faith be.

Remember, without the Sacraments, your faith becomes weak. After a time, if your soul is bereft of My special blessings, it becomes dormant. All faith in Me and My Eternal Father disappears in time with only a tiny flicker of recognition flaring up from time to time. Return to Me through the Sacraments. Show respect for the Sacraments in the way you are supposed to and you will truly feel My Presence again.

Remember, the Sacraments are there for a reason, for they are the nutrients you need for eternal life of the soul. Without them your soul will die.

I love you all. Please embrace Me properly, by respecting the Sacraments given to you as a Gift from God the Almighty Father.

Your loving Saviour
King of Mankind, Jesus Christ

See the complete message here:   https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0132/

Vatican II: What does Jesus say?

AM+DG

Personal Reflection:

There has been much said about Vatican II recently.
Including Abp.Vigano and Bp.Schneider.
To tell the truth, most of us are children of Vatican II to some extent.

I am old enough to remember when the changes began. I was in my mid teens. In the beginning, all that changed was to say the Our Father in the vernacular.

The changes were small and almost imperceptible. We trusted our priests and bishops and thought that they would not lead us astray.

By the 1980’s my children were involved in liturgical dance; and the Offertory Procession was established together with the Offertory Prayers/Petitions.

But it didn’t stop there! In 1990’s, we had a “children’s liturgy” on Sundays. Quite often the children were invited to stand around the altar during the Offertory. But one Sunday, this particular (Assistant) priest invited the children up onto the altar during the Eucharistic prayer. They stood on either side of him, and he gave one the Ciborium to hold, and another the Chalice. I was horrified! This same priest would include topics such as “women in the church” in his homilies!

I, myself, was a Eucharistic Minister, but I eventually started to do some serious thinking, as I was bombarded with new inventions decades after it had all begun. The internet was not yet freely available like today, but I started to doubt whether I should continue as a Eucharistic Minister. I tried to hide behind people in the congregation, but they would see me and ask me up.

At the same time, my brother, who was 10 years older than me, and who was an Acolyte in another parish was being traumatized by the amount of “Fragments” he would find on the altar, and on the floor after Mass.

We went searching. We thought the Eastern Rite Masses might be still unadulterated. We went to the Melkite Mass, the Maronite Mass etc. We had no idea that the Latin Mass still existed. We found it by God’s Providence– it was still new in this area.

We have been back “home” now for nearly 20 years.The first time we went, I felt right at home – like I had never left. I was worried about my children ( in their twenties at the time) , but they took to it like a duck to water.

All the changes were promoted as being “in the spirit of Vatican II”. (Communion in the hand, Communion standing, bowing instead of genuflecting, Priests were now only “presiders”, Tabernacle moved from centre of the Church, High altars dismantled and replaced by a table…..).

In the nineties, we still genuflected, we still knelt for Communion, people respected silence in the church. Now, I notice that many don’t genuflect, or they genuflect to an empty space (not to the tabernacle which is often somewhere else); it is a gossip session as people wait for Mass.

The changes, which were “Vatican II inspired”,  were all about the Eucharist which is ‘The source and the  summit of the Catholic Faith”.  To destroy the Catholic Faith, ( aim of the Masons) they had to destroy the Eucharist first. The changes to the Mass  itself watered down the Truth of the Sacrifice of the Mass – not just changing and eliminating prayers, but the rubrics involved. Then the High altar was taken away, the altar rail removed, the tabernacle in many cases moved, Communion in the hand and standing, and given not by the consecrated hands of the priest, but by lay ministers. The music changed and many beautiful hymns were replaced by what just sound like “songs”. Take away all this, and you eliminate the “Mystery” and the whole meaning of ‘sacrifice’. Faith slowly was watered down. I, sadly, was part of it all, and didn’t see what was happening.

Vatican II was not meant to be a Doctrinal Council – it was meant to be “pastoral”. The Amazon synod was supposedly a “pastoral” one. It seems to me that Vatican II was all about the Eucharist.

It is repeatedly asserted that Doctrine has not changed, but we can see that  beliefs, Faith and practice certainly have. Add to this a pope and bishops who do not shepherd their flocks and who sprout heresies and blasphemies every other day and who “accompany” people on their “journey”… The modernists (on purpose) -pre-planned and hijacked Vatican II. It was the beginning of a great deceit – one which is only just now coming to a climax. In fact, the Holy Sacrifice became desecrated by paganism  (Pachamama)- by the very people who should be our shepherds! It’s not over yet. The ‘Abomination of Desolation” has yet to be presented in its evil entirety.

And there are still people who don’t see!!

It makes me so sad, and want to weep. How did it come to this?

We were all warned against Modernism by Popes over a hundred years ago.

Heavenly Messages

Fatima:

The visions of Fatima have a Eucharistic theme. In the first apparition, the Angel taught the children the prayer:

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.”

“The third and final apparition of the Angel is explicitly Eucharistic. In fact, in this apparition, the angel gave Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia their first Holy Communion. The Angel gave the Eucharist to the children under both species. It is worthwhile to ponder the entire description of the marvelous event from the diary of Sr. Lucia:

After we had repeated this prayer, I do not know how many times we saw shining over us a strange light. We lifted our heads to see what was happening. The Angel was holding in his left hand a chalice and over it, in the air, was a host from which drops of blood fell into the chalice. The Angel leaves the chalice in the air, kneels near us and tells us to repeat three times:

“‘Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. And by the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.’

See: https://adoremus.org/2017/07/05/the-mother-of-our-love-for-christ-our-lady-of-fatima-and-the-holy-eucharist/

Garabandal:

    • Many Cardinals, many Bishops, and many Priests are on the path of perdition and they take many souls with them. To the Eucharist, there is given less and less importance.”
Here also, the Eucharist was given to the seer, young Conchita, by an angel- in a visible miraculous manifestation. And more than this, the effect it had on those who witnessed this prophesied miracle, left no doubt of its heavenly nature.

Also the first message given on October 18th, 1961 states:

    • “We must make many sacrifices, perform much penance, and visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently.

  From the Book of Truth – Jesus tells us about Vatican II

Message 0413:  7 May 2012 @ 6:19pm

“…Many Popes have been prisoners in the Holy See, surrounded by Masonic Groups  

To My Catholic Church, even though you caused torment, as a result of evil sin, know that I will never forsake you, although you have sinned. But know this. Your faith in Me is not as strong as it should be. You do not love Me as you once did.

All the wealth you accumulated, put a distance between Me, your Christ and Saviour, and God’s ordinary children.

You scaled such lofty heights that I could not reach up to you and offer you My hand to salvage you from the rot within your core.

You were taught the truth by My Peter upon whose rock you were built. And what did you do?

You built thick stone walls around you.

This caused a lack of communication with those whom you needed to feed with My Body and Blood, so that their souls could be nourished.

The respect required of you in administering My Most Holy Eucharist was lost when you demeaned My Presence.

When Vatican II declared new rules they were introduced by those evil Masonic forces from within your corridors.

They cunningly presented new ways to administer My Holy Eucharist which are insulting to Me.

Your so called tolerant teachings proclaimed a series of lies including the refusal to acknowledge the power of St Michael the Archangel.

He is the protector of the Church against Satan. Those forces among you knew this. This is why you stopped all prayers, requesting his help before Me, at the Holy Mass.

Then you perpetrated the biggest untruth that Hell was not to be feared. That it was just a metaphor. For this lie, accepted as the truth by many of God’s children, has meant the loss of billions of souls.

How you offend Me. For those humble and sacred servants among you I ask that you go back to My Teachings.

Never allow riches to accumulate amongst you and think that they are acceptable in My eyes.

Riches, gold and power accumulated in My Name will be your downfall. You cannot profit from My Holy Word.

You have suffered because of the way you have offended Me.

Never think that I am blaming the many Holy Popes who have sat in the seat of Peter. Their mission has always been protected.

Many Popes have been prisoners in the Holy See surrounded by Masonic groups, who do not represent God.

They hate God and have spent fifty years spreading untruths about the Mercy of God.

Their works have led to the collapse of the Catholic Church.

This was not an accident. It was deliberately and cunningly plotted in order to destroy the faith of the Church.

To destroy the homage of ordinary Catholics to the One True God.

For this you will now be cast aside into the wilderness. After Pope Benedict, you will be led by Me, from the Heavens.

Oh how you have made Me weep.

I call on all of My sacred servants who know the truth to stand up and follow Me, your Jesus, to spread the truth of My Teachings in humble servitude. You must find the courage and the strength to rise from the ashes.

Above all, reject the lies which will shortly be presented to you by the False Prophet.

He will merge the Catholic Church with other churches, including pagan churches, to become one abomination, a one world church without a soul.

Your Jesus.”

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0413/

 

Jesus speaks on the effect on the Eucharist as a result of Vatican II

Message 0132: 6 July 2011 @ 3:30pm

Importance of Sacraments – Marriage and First Holy Communion

” … My daughter, please pray for My Vicar, Pope Benedict, for he is surrounded by masonic forces who are now making every effort to dethrone him, these evil forces have been infiltrating My Church since Vatican II and have diluted My Teachings. Many laws were passed which offend Me, especially the presentation of My Holy Eucharist by lay people. The lack of respect shown to Me and My Eternal Father, through new laws introduced to facilitate modern society has made Me cry with sadness.

The Most Holy Eucharist must be received on the tongue and not soiled by human hands. Yet this is precisely what My sacred servants have done. These laws were not passed by Me in Spirit. My sacred servants have been led down a path not in line with the Teachings of My apostles. Today My Sacraments are not taken very seriously, especially those who seek the Sacraments of Matrimony and the First Holy Communion.

The Vow of Matrimony is very serious, for remember it is a Sacrament and is made in the Presence of God the Father, yet for many it all about materialism and the exterior trappings. Many who receive the Sacrament of Matrimony do not acknowledge its importance thereafter. Many break their vows so easily. Why do they do this? Why pay lip service to this most holy union only to part soon afterwards? This is a mockery of one of the most important unions blessed by the Hand of My Eternal Father. Many people do not pay any heed of My Father’s Will that no man shall pull asunder such a union thereafter, yet many people divorce, which is a law not recognized by My Father. Divorce is an easy way to run from your responsibilities. All marriages are made in Heaven. No man can destroy a marriage without offending My Father.

First Holy Communion
Receiving My Body in the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time is another example as to how I Am mocked. So many parents pay no heed to the importance of their children receiving the Bread of Life. They are more concerned as to how well-dressed their children are, rather than the wonderful Gift they are receiving. This Gift will lead them to salvation. Yet the materialism, which surrounds the event, has nothing to do with their souls. For Me the saddest part is that these little children are not being told about Me. The Love I have for little children is all-encompassing. When they receive the Holy Eucharist, in the full knowledge as to what they are receiving, then their souls become pure. The more they receive Me in this way, the stronger will their faith be.

Remember, without the Sacraments, your faith becomes weak. After a time, if your soul is bereft of My special blessings, it becomes dormant. All faith in Me and My Eternal Father disappears in time with only a tiny flicker of recognition flaring up from time to time. Return to Me through the Sacraments. Show respect for the Sacraments in the way you are supposed to and you will truly feel My Presence again.

Remember, the Sacraments are there for a reason, for they are the nutrients you need for eternal life of the soul. Without them your soul will die.

I love you all. Please embrace Me properly, by respecting the Sacraments given to you as a Gift from God the Almighty Father.

Your loving Saviour
King of Mankind, Jesus Christ”

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0132/

Our Blessed Mother sadly explains how the Truth has been suppressed for “many decades” 

(I was thinking in my mind – 5 decades perhaps – since Vatican II?)

Message 1057: 23 February 2014 @ 4:28pm

Mother of Salvation: All references to Hell have been abolished and man has been misled into a false sense of security

“My child, as long as Satan’s reign exists, on Earth, the Truth will always be suppressed.

Since my Son’s death on the Cross, every attempt to spread His Word has been thwarted. And, since Christianity spread, many cracks appeared and the Doctrine dictated by my Son, Jesus Christ, through His disciples, was adapted. The Truth has always been tampered with, but despite this, the Word of God still remains alive in the world and the Presence of my Son, through the Holy Eucharist, has been maintained.

The Truth, regarding the existence of Satan and the reality of Hell, has been suppressed for many decades and this has had a detrimental effect on the salvation of humanity. All references to Hell have been abolished and man has been misled into a false sense of security. So now, today, few people believe in the existence of the devil or the abyss of Hell. This lie has been the scourge of humanity and, as a result, many souls have been lost, because Hell is denied. Mortal sin is no longer deemed to be a reality and so no attempt is made to avoid it. Those who serve my Son, Jesus Christ, in His Churches have a duty to prepare souls, so that they are fit to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Hell can be avoided, through an understanding of the consequences of mortal sin, yet not one word is mentioned of it. Souls are lost because they are never instructed properly how to avoid sin and seek repentance. To become worthy to enter my Son’s Kingdom, you must spend time living your lives, according to the Word of God. Please do not ignore the Truth, for if you do, you will be lost.

Pray, pray, pray that humanity will accept the existence of Satan, because until they do, they will never truly accept my Son’s Promise of Redemption.

Your beloved Mother

Mother of Salvation”

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1057/

Pope Benedict Vs. Francis Part 2

AM+DG

The English Denzinger site (which was run by (20) priests, and which (strangely??) has not been active for a few years, was invaluable and priceless in terms of comparing everything Francis claimed to what authentic Church Teaching says.

The following is an example of one article I had saved. It is very long, so I will post just a few bits every day. The following continues from yesterday’s post.

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Benedict XVI…

…judges Francis’ idea on proclaiming the Gospel only with gentleness

  • It is our mission to proclaim the whole of God’s will, in its totality and ultimate simplicity – even when inconvenient

This is important; the Apostle did not preach an ‘à la carte’ Christianity to suit his own inclinations, he did not preach a Gospel to suit his own favourite theological ideas; he did not shrink from the commitment to proclaiming the whole of God’s will, even an inconvenient will and even topics of which he was personally not so enamoured. It is our mission to proclaim the whole of God’s will, in its totality and ultimate simplicity. But it is important that we teach and preach, as St Paul says here, and really propose the will of God in its entirety. (Benedict XVI. Lectio Divina given at the meeting with the parish priests of the Rome diocese, March 10, 2011)

  • Christian admonishment is always moved by love and mercy

I am thinking of all those Christians who, out of human regard or purely personal convenience, adapt to the prevailing mentality, rather than warning their brothers and sisters against ways of thinking and acting that are contrary to the truth and that do not follow the path of goodness. Christian admonishment, for its part, is never motivated by a spirit of accusation or recrimination. It is always moved by love and mercy, and springs from genuine concern for the good of the other. (Benedict XVI. Message for lent, 2012, no. 1, November 3, 2011)

…judges Francis’ idea on proclaiming the Gospel

  • The hermeneutic of discontinuity: a split between the pre-conciliar and the post-conciliar Church. This is to fundamentally misunderstand what a Council is

What has been the result of the Council? Was it well received? What, in the acceptance of the Council, was good and what was inadequate or mistaken? What still remains to be done? […] The question arises: Why has the implementation of the Council, in large parts of the Church, thus far been so difficult? Well, it all depends on the correct interpretation of the Council or – as we would say today – on its proper hermeneutics, the correct key to its interpretation and application. The problems in its implementation arose from the fact that two contrary hermeneutics came face to face and quarreled with each other. One caused confusion, the other, silently but more and more visibly, bore and is bearing fruit. On the one hand, there is an interpretation that I would call ‘a hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture’; it has frequently availed itself of the sympathies of the mass media, and also one trend of modern theology. On the other, there is the ‘hermeneutic of reform’, of renewal in the continuity of the one subject-Church which the Lord has given to us. She is a subject which increases in time and develops, yet always remaining the same, the one subject of the journeying People of God. The hermeneutic of discontinuity risks ending in a split between the pre-conciliar Church and the post-conciliar Church. […] The nature of a Council as such is therefore basically misunderstood. In this way, it is considered as a sort of constituent that eliminates an old constitution and creates a new one. (Benedict XVI. Address to the Roman Curia, December 22, 2005)

  • We must see the Council in this perspective of continuity

This point is also important with regard to the Council. We need not, as I said to the Roman Curia before Christmas, live the hermeneutic of discontinuity, but rather the hermeneutic of renewal, which is the spirituality of continuity, of going ahead in continuity. […] We must accept newness but also love continuity, and we must see the Council in this perspective of continuity. (Benedict XVI. Address to the members of the Roman clergy, March 2, 2006)

  • The Church, both before and after the Council, was and is the same Church

The Church, both before and after the Council, was and is the same Church, one, holy, catholic and apostolic, journeying on through time; she continues ‘her pilgrimage amid the persecutions of the world and the consolations of God’, proclaiming the death of the Lord until he comes (cf. Lumen Gentium, no. 8). (Benedict XVI. Address to the Roman Curia, December 22, 2005)

  • Proclaim the Gospel without fear or reticence, never yielding to the conditioning of the world

The truth about Gospel love concerns every person and the whole person, and involves the Pastor in proclaiming it without fear or reticence, and never yielding to the conditioning of the world in season and out of season (cf. 2Tim 4:2). Dear Brothers in the Episcopate, in a time such as our own, marked by the growing phenomenon of globalization, it is ever more necessary to make the truth about Christ and his Gospel of salvation reach everyone. (Benedict XVI. Address to the members of the 11th Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, June 1, 2006)

  • The Church of love is also the Church of truth and fidelity to the Gospel

The Church of love is also the Church of truth, understood primarily as fidelity to the Gospel entrusted by the Lord Jesus to his followers. It was being made children of the same Father by the Spirit of truth that gave rise to Christian brotherhood: ‘For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God’ (Rom 8:14). However, if the family of God’s children is to live in unity and peace, it needs someone to keep it in the truth and guide it with wise and authoritative discernment: this is what the ministry of the Apostles is required to do. (Benedict XVI. General audience, April 5, 2006)

…judges Francis’ idea on new forms of poverty

  • …but there are those who have totally destroyed their desire for truth

There can be people who have totally destroyed their desire for truth and readiness to love, people for whom everything has become a lie, people who have lived for hatred and have suppressed all love within themselves. This is a terrifying thought, but alarming profiles of this type can be seen in certain figures of our own history. In such people all would be beyond remedy and the destruction of good would be irrevocable: this is what we mean by the word Hell. (Benedict XVI. Encyclical Spe salvi, no. 45, November 30, 2007)

  • It is not enough to care for the body, we must adorn the soul with the divine gifts acquired through Baptism

Through treatment, which includes medical, psychological and educational assistance, and through much prayer, manual work and discipline, many people – especially young people –have already succeeded in freeing themselves from alcohol and drug dependency, thereby recovering meaning in their lives. I wish to express my appreciation for this work, which has the charism of Saint Francis and the spirituality of the Focolare Movement as its spiritual foundation. Reintegration in society undoubtedly demonstrates the effectiveness of your initiative. Yet it is the conversions, the rediscovery of God and active participation in the life of the Church which attract even greater attention and which confirm the importance of your work. It is not enough to care for the body, we must adorn the soul with the most precious divine gifts acquired through Baptism. Let us thank God for all those who have set out along the path of renewed hope, with the help of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the celebration of the Eucharist. (Benedict XVI. Address to the Community of Fazenda da Esperança, no. 4, May 25, 2007)

  • The Church’s charitable activity is not just another form of social assistance

For this reason, it is very important that the Church’s charitable activity maintains all of its splendour and does not become just another form of social assistance. (Benedict XVI. Encyclical Deus caritas est, no. 31, December 25, 2005)

…judges Francis’ idea on the ‘Bread of Life’

  • In the Eucharist Jesus offers his own body and pours out his own blood

In the Eucharist Jesus does not give us a ‘thing,’ but himself; he offers his own body and pours out his own blood. He thus gives us the totality of his life and reveals the ultimate origin of this love. He is the eternal Son, given to us by the Father. In the Gospel we hear how Jesus, after feeding the crowds by multiplying the loaves and fishes, says to those who had followed him to the synagogue of Capernaum: ‘My Father gives you the true bread from heaven; for the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world’ (Jn 6:32-33), and even identifies himself, his own flesh and blood, with that bread: ‘I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh’ (Jn 6:51). Jesus thus shows that he is the bread of life which the eternal Father gives to mankind. (Benedict XVI. Apostolic exhortation Sacramentum caritatis, no. 7, February 22, 2007)

  • By receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ we become sharers in the divine life in a more conscious way

The Lord Jesus, who became for us the food of truth and love, speaks of the gift of his life and assures us that ‘if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever’ (Jn 6:51). This ‘eternal life’ begins in us even now, thanks to the transformation effected in us by the gift of the Eucharist: ‘He who eats me will live because of me’ (Jn 6:57). These words of Jesus make us realize how the mystery ‘believed’ and ‘celebrated’ contains an innate power making it the principle of new life within us and the form of our Christian existence. By receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ we become sharers in the divine life in an ever more adult and conscious way. Here too, we can apply Saint Augustine’s words, in his Confessions, about the eternal Logos as the food of our souls. Stressing the mysterious nature of this food, Augustine imagines the Lord saying to him: ‘I am the food of grown men; grow, and you shall feed upon me; nor shall you change me, like the food of your flesh, into yourself, but you shall be changed into me’ (VII, 10, 16: PL 32, 742). It is not the eucharistic food that is changed into us, but rather we who are mysteriously transformed by it. Christ nourishes us by uniting us to himself; ‘he draws us into himself’. (Benedict XVI, Homily at Marienfeld Esplanade, 21 August 2005 (Benedict XVI. Apostolic exhortation Sacramentum caritatis, no. 70, February 22, 2007)

  • With the multiplication of the loaves, Jesus announces the Eucharistic Bread

Afterwards, the people, seeing this miracle [the multiplication of the loaves], that seemed to be the much-awaited renewal of a new ‘manna’, of the gift of bread from heaven, wanted to make him king. But Jesus does not accept and withdraws into the hills by himself to pray. The following day, on the other side of the lake in the Synagogue of Capernaum, Jesus explained the miracle – not in the sense of a kingship over Israel with a worldly power in the way the crowds hoped, but in the sense of the gift of self: ‘The bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh’ (Jn 6: 51). Jesus announces the Cross and with the Cross the true multiplication of the loaves, the Eucharistic bread his absolutely new way of kingship, a way completely contrary to the expectations of the people. (Benedict XVI. General audience, May 24, 2006)

  • The Eucharist is nourishment for the soul

Let us give thanks to God for the gift of bread; for the Eucharist, nourishment of the soul, as well as for our daily bread, nourishment for the body. May God bless the harvest of this year and all of those working for it. (Benedict XVI. General audience, greeting to the Polish pilgrims, August 19, 2009)

 

The Woman of Revelation and the Prophetic Messages of the End Times.

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Dynamic Catholic theologian Dr. Kelly Bowring discusses the prophetic messages from God and from Heaven concerning the final battle of the apocalypse now unfolding, including the Warning, the Miracle, and the divine Chastisement, in this video episode 4 (of a 13-part series) on the theme of the Woman of Revelation and the Prophetess of the end times.
This video will change your life forever!

For more, go to TwoHeartsPress.com

https://youtu.be/3XgV8598jWI

If you go to TwoHeartsPress.com, you can click on a full transcript of this video.

Below are listed just a few selected highlights in the video.

It is worthwhile to listen to it all, when you have some time to spare.

Dr Bowring has woven all the prophecies from the Gospels and our Lady’s apparitions up to these times.

 

At 23 secs. Dr Bowring speaks about Matthew 24 and the signs of the end time.

… at 4.41 – Fr GobbiMother of Salvation

…at 4.55 – The Woman clothed with the sun and the red dragon

…at 5.19 – The miracle after the Warning

…at 5.30 – The miracle of the sun at Fatima, a sign for us

…at 6.13 – Pope St John Paul II’s visit to Us and his prophecy

… at 7.09 – St Paul and his prophecies

…at 45 mins – St John Bosco – extra information researched by Dr Bowring

…at 50 mins – Fulton Sheen and the False prophet and antichrist

…at 1hr.06 – Russia will march on Italy

…at 1hr.28  Glorious reign of Christ.

 

Thank you Dr Bowring for  all your work in helping to enlighten the world regarding events  in these end times for the Salvation of souls !!

 

Enough is enough!!!

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This was sent to me from a friend.  I somehow missed this, although I must say I am not surprised. I am sure that it is all in preparation for the upcoming synod. A few months ago, there was the statement about “yucca” being used instead of wheat for the hosts used at Mass. Everyone jumped on it immediately, and the Vatican backtracked.

But they won’t give up. It is a clue. They are up to something – something very devious no doubt, and planting little seeds in the minds of the faithful. Okay, so people now know that it has to be wheat. So they had to drop another little poisonous seed – that Jesus is present in the bread!!!

Do they think that they can deceive people? The answer is “yes”- they think they can deceive and mislead people.

In fact Jesus is NOT present in the bread. The bread is bread and after it is consecrated, using the correct substance of wheat and the correct words that Jesus used – then it becomes the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. It is no longer bread.

Countless Eucharistic miracles have proven this point. The most famous and well known is that of Lanciano, which took place over1300 years ago. In the 1970’s top scientists tested a small piece (without knowing what it was or where it came from and testified that it was flesh from the human heart, and was as fresh as if the person had just died. It is the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. The findings were very comprehensive and amazing. Look it up, if you don’t already know about it.

The pictures below speak a thousand words!!!

The following was sent to me by a friend – (Tony M.)

“Francis’ heresy on Eucharist.   June 2019

Many of you would have seen these articles a couple of weeks ago, some of you would not.

This is another heresy from the mouth of Bergoglio. But this one tops the lot. It is an outrage. It is denying the transubstantiation …..the miracle of all miracles……… the miracle where at the very centre of our Catholic Mass, with the words of consecration, the unleavened bread becomes the very Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity of Our Lord, God & Saviour Jesus Christ. The Eucharist is at the very centre of our Catholic Faith.

There have been an untold number of Eucharistic Miracles given to us by God to demonstrate to us that His Real Presence is in fact the undeniable Truth,  miracles that cannot be explained scientifically by anyone on the planet…….the only explanation possible…..that God performed these miracles at the supernatural level ie divinely above the natural. The most famous Eucharistic miracle being the one in Italian town of Lanciano over 1200 years ago.

  • Why does Bergoglio never genuflect or kneel before the Blessed Sacrament….it would seem because he believes Jesus has become bread & that it is only bread we have before us.

Please Cardinals, Bishops & priests of Our Church protect your flock from the heresies coming from the mouth & pen of this man, protect Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament from the desecration coming from the sanction of divorced & civilly remarried people receiving sacrilegious Communion ( as in the document Amoris Laetitia.)

Our spiritual Fathers, where are you??

Are you protecting yourselves rather than protecting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament & protecting us?

Did you not give your lives to help as many of your brothers & sisters reach Heaven & avoid Hell??

It is time, not to be nice in order not to offend, but to be justly angry at the way Bergoglio and all of those on the liberal side of the Church are desecrating and showing so many levels  of irreverence and sacrilege towards the Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, just as Jesus Himself expressed ‘just anger’ towards the moneychangers for their desecration of His Father’s House. 

Enough is enough!!

https://gloria.tv/article/8PEvzC83coJM3rRVUSnLXhrVB

  • Francis’ Next Heresy: Jesus “Becomes Bread”

The Eucharist is “Jesus who becomes bread,” and contains the “entire reality of the Church,” Pope Francis claimed in his June 23 Corpus Christi homily.

He went on alleging that we find in the Eucharist God himself “contained in a piece of bread.” These formulations are profoundly heretical.

It is true that the Bible calls the Eucharist “breaking of bread”, “bread of the angels” or “bread of heaven.” However, it is wrong to state that “Jesus becomes bread” – even a first year theology student knows this.

The heretical concept pronounced by Francis is called “impanation.It denies transubstantiation and is usually explained with the wrong statement that “God has become bread.” Transsubstantiation is the changing of the bread’s substance into the substance of Christ’s body effectuated by the consecration during Mass.

In addition, the Church cannot be identified with the Eucharist as Francis did.
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Tony included an article, written by David Martin, from:

https://fatima.org/news-views/did-god-express-his-indignation-over-pope-francis/

Did God Express His Indignation Over Pope Francis?

by David Martin

Tuesday June 25th, 2019

On June 23, the date on which the Feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated in Italy and the Vatican, Pope Francis in his Sunday Mass sermon made what appeared to be an explicitly heretical statement. Speaking on the Holy Eucharist, he said:

“In the presence of the Eucharist, Jesus who becomes bread, this simple bread that contains the entire reality of the Church [Christ], let us learn to bless all that we have, to praise God, to bless and not curse all that has led us to this moment, and to speak words of encouragement to others.”

The theological fact is that Jesus does not “become bread,” but vice-versa. To say that Jesus becomes bread implies that Jesus changes and becomes something else, i.e. bread,so that only the substance of bread is present in the consecrated HostThis is what Protestants believe.

The truth is that during the Sacrifice of the Mass, the “simple bread” ceases and becomes Christ, so that only the substance of Christ is present….

By saying that the bread “contains” Jesus, Francis is also promoting consubstantiation, the coexistence of two substances together, i.e. Jesus and bread, which is what Luther taught and which the Church condemns.

Refuses to Kneel

As always, Francis did not kneel before the Blessed Sacrament at this year’s Corpus Christi procession, but stood between the kneeler and the altar, ignoring the kneeler. He refuses to bend a knee to his God, yet he otherwise loves kneeling, especially in front of migrants, prisoners, homosexuals or politicians. https://gloria.tv/article/unpToENcSRiQ32Fkn42hLsEGW

Quake Jolts Rome

Not surprisingly, an earthquake shook the city of Rome a few hours after Francis’ address.

Was this a sign from God? Was the Lord expressing His indignation over Francis’ error?”

 

In conclusion:

The very morning Tony M. sent me these articles and information, I was tidying up my trays and found an old piece of paper on which I had downloaded 2 messages from the Book of Truth. This was probably before we had them available in book form.
I, no doubt, was meant to find them!
There were 2 messages – the first we are all very familiar with, but it contained one sentence that made me take notice.
Title:  Mother of Salvation: Every single Sacrament will be changed beyond recognition.” ( 5 September 2013 @ 9:35am)
In this message it says
“…they will desecrate Him in many other ways. They will change the hosts for Holy Communion and the meaning of what the Holy Eucharist is...”
You can read the whole message here: https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0900/
 
But the next message dated 2 August 2012 was:
Title:
“Mother of Salvation: Soon you will be asked to give out a substitute for the Holy Eucharist, which will not be the Body of my Son.”
(2 August 2013 @ 3:10pm)
This message says heaps that we already know but this sentence caught my eye:
You must never accept that any other kind of bread is the Food of Life.”
Read the complete message here: https://missionofsalvation.com/Message-0863/ 

 

These statements, are not “just mentioned” by the FP. They are meant to prepare us so that we accept more easily what he has planned for what lies ahead. We have to be ready to fight. I think that perhaps I was meant to find these messages.

We have to be ready for all that this Synod sets before us. We have to alert people to the dangers of “altering the faith”, and the deceptions which will lead many, many faithful into adoring “the abomination ” and being led into hell.

The faithful as part of  the Mystical Body of Christ, must do all in our power to alert, not only lay people, but priests and bishops to the danger which lies ahead.

Pray daily for protection and invoke the aid of St Michael and St Joseph in defending the Church.

Thank You, Jesus, for being with us in all our endeavours and guiding us. Amen

 

JtM Crusade Prayer Group Meeting on Thursday 9th May, 2019

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Prayer Theme:  Discipleship

Prayers are Groups A & E: (See https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/crusade-prayer-group-format/ for details).

Readings

Bible: Psalm 111: 3-10

Book of Truth: 14 April 2011

Book of Truth: 21 Jan., 2015

Bible Reading

Psalm 111: 3-10

Majestic and glorious is his work, his righteousness endures forever.

4 He won renown for his wondrous deeds; gracious and merciful is the LORD.

5 He gives food to those who fear him, he remembers his covenant forever.

6 He showed his powerful deeds to his people, giving them the inheritance of the nations.

7 The works of his hands are true and just, reliable all his decrees,

8 Established forever and ever, to be observed with truth and equity.

9 He sent release to his people, decreed his covenant forever;

holy and fearsome is his name.

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

prudent are all who practice it.

His praise endures forever.

Readings from the Book of Truth

I Am Present in the Eucharist despite the misinterpretation of My Promise

14 April 2011 @ 12:05am

My dearly beloved daughter, do not worry. You are improving in the way you are setting time aside in prayer to Me. Now it is important that man understands that in order to come closer to My Heart, he must understand the need to receive the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist.

Many people, including other Christian groups, deny My Real Presence in the Eucharist. Why they have decided to deny the promises I made at My Last Supper, where I promised I would give My Flesh and Blood as Food and Nourishment for your souls, is unclear.

What is clear is that the Miracle of the Holy Eucharist, Present in all Tabernacles all over the world, Exists today, and is there to fill your poor, undernourished and empty souls with My Presence. This Presence will strengthen you in ways, that, were you to miss receiving Me once you get used to this, you will feel lost.

Many Christians ignore one of the most fundamental promises I made during My Crucifixion, where I would be Present in Bread and Wine and leave a permanent mark to help nourish souls. Too much human reasoning has meant that I have been rejected by even well meaning Christians. These same Christians cannot receive the Holy Eucharist in its True Form. The Most Holy Eucharist was given to you all as a great Gift for your redemption and salvation. By rejecting the fact that I Am Present, means that you are forfeiting special graces, which are part of a pact to bring Me even closer into your hearts. Remember, when I died for you, it was to lead you to towards eternal life and salvation.

Receive Me as the Living Presence and your souls will alight in ways you would not have believed possible. Turn back to receiving My Body and Blood. Let Me remove your doubts. This is one of the biggest mistakes Christians have made, by denying Me entry to their souls in this way. It greatly offends My Eternal Father because of the Sacrifice involved to save your souls. Let Me bring Light and nourishment into your lives. You will be more inclined to accept the Truth of My Teaching after The Warning takes place.

Remember what I promised during My Last Supper that when you take the bread and wine it will become for you My Body and My Blood.* Any other interpretation has been distorted by human logic and reasoning. Now understand and accept the Truth.

Your loving Saviour, Jesus Christ

*For clarification on the Doctrine of Transubstantiation please refer to the Message given on Friday, June 1, 2012 @ 8:15 pm
“When the antichrist devours all religions the only weapons which he will be powerless against is the Holy Mass and the Transubstantiation of the bread and wine into My Body and Blood, in the Holy Eucharist.”

With Wisdom comes the ability to see the Truth

21 January 2015 @ 8:24pm

My dearly beloved daughter, Wisdom is a gift given to man by the power of the Holy Spirit.  For all the riches, powers and precious stones gleaned on earth, which man may gain, he has nothing if he does not possess the Gift of Wisdom.

With Wisdom comes the ability to see the Truth, which was given by God to the human race through the prophets. Wisdom, unfortunately, is a rare thing in the world today. By succumbing to all things created by man for man, you will fail to see all that is hidden beneath the layers of seductive soothing vapours that cover the world because of man’s pursuit of every pleasure, every act, every word and spiritual stimulation which does not come from God.

Man is born into the world naked, vulnerable and reliant on others to feed and clothe him. He is born with a body and soul and he will leave the world with nothing, including the garments that clothe him. Man learns from man but he must also learn from the Word of God.Any extra knowledge can be a great bonus, but if used unwisely can cause terrible pain to others. If knowledge is used wisely it can fulfil God’s plan to help and nurture his children.

The human race is being deceived about the Truth. This great deceit sucks the knowledge and the human spirit dry. Sin is no longer merely accepted but is considered a virtue. Virtue is now frowned upon and soon the mere mention of My Name in public will be deemed to be a crime.

The devil’s influence twists the human mind and turns everything back to front. The devil is the antithesis of God and so, if God says that something is right then he, the evil one, will convince you that it is wrong. Right will be deemed to be wrong and an evil deed or word will be declared to be right. All sin, deplorable in the eyes of God, will be justified and this will include every form of evil.

Sin will never be mentioned in the new world church to come and acts carried out by those who desire to uphold the Word of God will become illegal. And so Wisdom, a gift from God, will be lacking in your society as the human race embraces acts that are condemned by God.

If the world tells you that the Word of God should be ignored, and insists that you participate in acts which amount to mortal sin, then I cannot save you. Man is being urged to applaud every cunning law that denies the Word of God and My enemies are extremely active in altering the course of history.

All good things, which stem from the Christian faith, will soon disappear, until the day comes when you will be persecuted for receiving the Holy Sacraments. But for every wicked act carried out by those who despise Me, God will pour His Spirit over His Own to counteract this evil. Were He not to do this, there would be little hope in salvaging His children from the grip of darkness. Satan has manifested his influence in every corner of the world. Those he seduces are his willing agents and delight when they overcome all opposition from God’s people, so as to bring the world to its knees. But God, because of His love for you, will ensure that Wisdom, granted to man through the power of the Holy Spirit, becomes the armour which His loyal servants will use to steer people away from the smoke of satan.

The Light of God will shine brightly amongst His people and under His protection they will uphold His Word and lead others into the Spirit of Wisdom.Souls who truly know Me will be drawn to God’s gift of Wisdom, for she will shine like the sun and bring comfort to all God’s people, who will be despised when they openly profess their love for God.

Evil will not, nor can it, overcome the gift of Wisdom, which God will soon bequeath to all those who love Him. Then nothing shall stand in God’s way as He strides ahead to garner every nation into His loving and safe Arms.

All religions, all souls, all nations will be given the gift of Wisdom. But, it can only be received by those who truly love God, for only through their love for Him will they be able to pray for those who want nothing to do with Him.

Your Jesus

Comment:  Today’s readings focussed on Wisdom! They were very powerful and enlightening and gives us Hope – right now, when  the world seems to be darkening.

Thank you Lord, for today’s readings and for Your Love!!

After our prayer Meeting, we finished with the Regina Coeli (instead of the Angelus) a hymn to Our Lady,  ( we chose one  which expresses our love for our dearest Mother – a gift for Mother’s Day) , food and fellowship.

Live Jesus in our hearts   – Forever!!

Could this be a Sign of the Anger of God’s Son?

You know the old joke; “I couldn’t enter a church or the roof would cave in?”… well, those same people who make jokes like that, are now attending Mass AND receiving the Holy of Holies; without any fear of God; without shame, without a sense of unworthiness or repentance. Could it be that God sent them a sign and the roof did cave in?

In the last week of August, in the oldest church in Malta, in the middle of the night, the roof came crashing down. There was an almost perfect symmetrical hole, exactly in the centre of an artwork of the heavens, as if it came from there… But what’s even more noticeable is exactly where it fell.

It crashed down directly onto the modern altar, destroying it in shocking rubble. The new altar was completely destroyed and the rest of the church completely untouched. The pews were unmoved, neither was the lectern touched. They eerily stand witness to what happened in the middle of the night and seem ready to receive the congregation.

Any congregation sitting in the pew, seeing the destruction of the old altar would be shocked. The symbolism of the old altar left standing in its magnificent beauty, unveiled, as it was, by the destruction of the modern altar, and appearing to almost rise out of, or stand defiantly against the rubble, is not lost on me… It is now the only altar in the church.

 

The reasons why Jesus may be angry with this church are due to the Maltese bishop’s statement which used AL to open the path for homosexuals and those living in other irregular unions, who are unrepentant with no firm purpose of amendment, including but not limited to re-married divorcees, to receive Communion unworthily. First this was theoretical.  Then resisting priests were denounced and threatened with excommunication. Then this evil started to be implemented and thereby defiled the Altar of God and the Holiest Sacrament.

These two articles report the news and the second gives additional reasons why God may have sent this supernatural sign.

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-08-23/local-news/Part-of-ceiling-in-Rabat-church-collapses-6736178150

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/the-dark-symbolism-of-the-ceiling-collapsing-in-maltas-oldest-catholic-chur

maltese church

Is this a sign of a Prophecy fulfilled?

Extract from the message given to Maria Divine Mercy, below:

 MOTHER OF SALVATION FOR PRIESTS: TO REMAIN TRUE TO THE CHURCH OF MY SON ON EARTH YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO  FEED HIS FLOCK

2013.09.23

My child, many signs will be made known from the heavens, upon the roofs of my Son’s Churches, when the final changes are made in the liturgy of the Holy Mass.
All those who keep their eyes open and their ears alert, will witness the anger of my Son, in a way in which they cannot fail to notice.

(You can read the full prophecy here: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/message-0919/ )

Well, I pondered this and prayed and asked God to send me a sign; some explanation of why this thing in the church had occurred. The message from Blessed Mother is for priests to remain true to Jesus’ Church and to be prepared to feed His flock in the way in which it was meant to be fed; with reverence, respect and belief in His True Presence. Being worthy by obeying His Commands. I know that the traditional priests maintain this teaching and practice, some of the Novus Ordo priests also do. Many of Malta’s priests now, sadly, do not. I then opened my CTS New Catholic Bible directly on this reading: 2 Chronicles 13- 2 and I read through to Chronicles 14: 1-8.

The Heading in my Bible is:

“Abijah and Loyalty to the Legitimate Priesthood.”

13 In the eighteenth year of the reign of King Jeroboam of Israel, Abijah became king of Judah, and he ruled three years in Jerusalem. His mother was Micaiah daughter of Uriel, from the city of Gibeah.

War broke out between Abijah and Jeroboam. Abijah raised an army of 400,000 soldiers, and Jeroboam opposed him with an army of 800,000.

The armies met in the hill country of Ephraim. King Abijah went up Mount Zemaraim, in the highlands of Ephraim, and called out to Jeroboam and the Israelites: “Listen to me!” he said“Don’t you know that the Lord, the God of Israel, has given the sovereignty of Israel to David and his descendants forever? It is an inviolable covenant for him and his sonsYet, Jeroboam, son of Nebat, a servant of Solomon, Son of David, has risen in revolt against his lord; worthless men, scoundrels, have rallied to him and they forced their will on Rehoboam son of Solomon, then a young man and timid, powerless to resist them. Now you propose to fight against the royal authority that the Lord gave to David’s descendants. You have a huge army and stand there with the gold bull-calves that Jeroboam made you for gods! 9 You drove out the Lord‘s priests, the descendants of Aaron, and you drove out the Levites. In their place, you appointed priests in the same way that other nations do. Anybody who comes along with a bull or seven sheep can get himself consecrated as a priest of what is no god at all!

10 “But for part, our God is the Lord whom we will still serve and have not abandoned him. Our priests are sons of Aaron who minister to the Lord and those who serve are Levites . 11 Every morning and every evening they offer him incense and sacrifices burned whole. They present the offerings of bread on a table that is ritually clean, and every evening they light the lamps on the golden lampstand. We do what the Lord has commanded, but you have abandoned him12 See how God is with us, at our head; see his priests with the trumpets, who will sound them to call us to battle against you. Sons of Israel, do not fight against the Lord, the God of our ancestors for you will not succeed.”

13 Meanwhile, Jeroboam had sent some of his troops to ambush the Judean army from the rear, while the rest faced them from the front. 14 The Judeans looked around and saw that they were surrounded. They cried to the Lord for help, and the priests blew the trumpets. 15 The Judeans gave a loud shout, and led by Abijah, they attacked; God defeated Jeroboam and the Israelite army. 16 The Israelites fled from the Judeans, and God let the Judeans overpower them. 17 Abijah and his army dealt the Israelites a crushing defeat—half a million of Israel’s best soldiers were killed. 18 And so the people of Judah were victorious over Israel because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors.

19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam’s army and occupied some of his cities: Bethel, Jeshanah, and Ephron, and the villages near each of these cities. 20 Jeroboam never regained his power during Abijah’s reign. Finally the Lord struck him down, and he died.

21 Abijah, however, grew more powerful. He had fourteen wives and fathered twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters. 22 The rest of the history of Abijah, what he said and what he did, is written in The History of Iddo the Prophet.

2 Chronicles 14

“Asa and his reform of public worship”

King Abijah died and was buried in the royal tombs in David’s City. His son Asa succeeded him as king, and under Asa, the land enjoyed peace for ten years.

 Asa pleased the Lord, his God, by doing what was right and good. He abolished the foreign altars and the high places, broke down the pillars and sacred poles, and cut down the symbols of the goddess Asherah4 He urged the people of Judah to look to the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his teachings and commandments5 He abolished the high places and the altars of incense from all the cities of Judah, and so the kingdom was at peace under his rule. He built fortifications for the cities of Judah during this time, and for several years there was no war, because the Lord gave him peace. He told the people of Judah, “Let us fortify the cities by building walls and towers, and gates that can be shut and barred. We have control of the land because we have done the will of the Lord our God. He has protected us and given us security on every side.” And so they built and prospered. King Asa had an army of 300,000 men from Judah, armed with shields and spears, and 280,000 men from Benjamin, armed with shields and bows. All of them were brave, well-trained men.

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The connection to me was pretty clear but then on rising, the next morning, Monday 28.08.17,  I opened on:

1 Maccabees 4: 46-51
The heading is:

“The Purification of the Temple”

Then Judas and his brothers said,
    “Now that our enemies have been defeated, let’s go to Jerusalem to purify the Temple and re-dedicate it. 37 So the whole army was assembled and went up to Mount Zion. 38 There they found the Temple abandonedthe sanctuary a wilderness, the altar profaned, the gates burned down, vegetation growing in the courts and the priests’ rooms torn down. 39 In their sorrow, they tore their clothes, mourned bitterly, threw ashes on their heads, 40 and prostrated themselves on the ground. When the signal was given on the trumpets, everyone cried aloud to heaven.

41 Then Judas ordered some of his soldiers to attack the men in the fort, while he purified the sanctuary. 4He chose some priests who were blameless in their observance of the Law and who were devoted to it 43 to purify the sanctuary and remove the stones of the abomination that had been defiled and put them in an unclean place. 44 They discussed what should be done with the altar of holocausts, which had been profaned 45  and very properly, decided to tear it down, that it might never become a reproach to them from its defilement by the pagans. So they tore down the altar 46 and put the stones in a suitable place on the Temple hill, where they were to be kept until a prophet should appear and decide what to do with them. 47 Then they took uncut stones, as the Law prescribed, and built a new altar on the lines of the old one. 48 They restored the Holy Place, and the interior of the house , and purified its courts. 49 They made new sacred vessels and brought the lampstand, the altar of incense, and the table for the bread into the Temple. 50 They burned incense on the altar and lit the lamps on the lampstand, and there was light in the Temple! 51 They placed the loaves of bread on the table, hung the curtains, and completed all the work.

52-54 The twenty-fifth day of the ninth month, the month of Kislev, in the year 148[a]was the anniversary of the day the Gentiles had desecrated the altar. On that day they made a lawful sacrifice was offered on the new altar of holocausts, which they had made. The new altar was dedicated and hymns were sung to the accompaniment of harps, lutes, and cymbals. 55 All the people bowed down with their faces to the ground and worshiped and praised the Lord for giving them victory.

56 For eight days they celebrated the re-dedication of the altar. With great joy, they brought burnt offerings and offered fellowship offerings and thanksgiving offerings.57 They decorated the front of the Temple with gold crowns and shields, rebuilt the gates and the priests’ rooms and put doors on them. 58 Now that the Jews had removed the shame which the Gentiles had brought, they held a great celebration.59 Then Judas, his brothers, and the entire community of Israel decreed that the rededication of the altar should be celebrated with a festival of joy and gladness at the same time each year, beginning on the twenty-fifth of the month of Kislev and lasting for eight days.

60 Then they built high walls and strong towers around Mount Zion, so that the Gentiles could not come in and trample and defile it again. 61 Judas placed a detachment of soldiers there to guard the Temple. He also fortified the town of Bethzur, so that the people of Israel would have a fortress facing Idumea.

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I think that God takes his Holy Temple, His priests, His commandments, profanation, and desecration of His Altars pretty seriously, don’t you? Our Lady’s message was that signs would be sent on the roofs of her Son’s Churches, showing his displeasure. No matter what physically caused this, the symbolism of that gaping hole and the destroyed altar, in the oldest church in Malta, cannot be missed.

God bless+++

Donna Liane

 

 

Bible used: The CTS New Catholic Bible, The Incorporated Catholic Truth Society, London, 2007.

 

FATIMA AND OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

A.M.D.G

A Day With Our Lady of Fatima, 13th May 2017

PART 2 of a series of Fatima Centenary talks in 2017

For part 1 of this series see post dated 13th May, 2017. (On Home page, click “Archives” button and scroll down to May, 2017)    or press this link:  https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/fatimas-message-more-relevant-than-ever-heavens-request-for-reparation/

FATIMA AND OUR LADY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:

Sign of hope and alert to danger

Today, the 13th of May, is a date that resonates with heavenly significance; it’s a date of singular importance in the recent history and future of the world.

One hundred years ago today, only seventeen years into the twentieth century, a terrible war was raging in Europe and a world-changing revolution was brewing in Russia…

And, in a remote little Portuguese hamlet, events of a spiritual kind were beginning to unfold. These events would culminate in a pre-announced Miracle to be witnessed by seventy thousand people: a public miracle unprecedented since Biblical times.

1.The sun plunged towards the earth and performed astonishing, almost-unbelievable gymnastics in the sky for fifteen long minutes, flooding the area of Fatima and 30 kilometres radius with a spectacular light show.

Photos still exist to this day of this phenomenal occasion.

So… a century ago, this very day, it all began.

But why the 13th of May? Why did Heaven reach down to three little shepherd children on this particular date?

Well, May, of course, has always been traditionally the special month for honouring the Mother of Christ. And while Jesus had selected twelve close followers to become the apostles of His newly-formed Church, there was always a 13th disciple quietly present in the background: His Blessed Mother Mary. She was that 13th disciple who had loved Him long before she’d even bore Him in Her womb.

There is a foreshadowing of Fatima, too, in the Old Testament and the 13th day of the month was central to that story as well. It features another Jewish maiden 2,400 years ago called Esther. When the ruling Persians of that time decreed that the Jewish race would be exterminated on the 13th of the month, Esther as Queen bravely interceded with the King to save God’s people.  The success of her intercession is still celebrated today among Jews everywhere with the holiday of Purim. And it is believed that the mysterious star which features on the gown of Our Lady of Fatima alludes to the biblical tale of Esther as the name “Esther” means literally “star”. There are so many parallels that the Fathers of the Church have conceded that Esther prefigures the role of Mary, Queen of Heaven, in our own times. We will come back to this a little later on.

Apart from all these speculative aspects about May 13ththis day used to be celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Eucharist… or, as it was known back in 1917, the Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. See, the Blessed Sacrament is an intrinsic part of the message of Fatima:

It would appear that the Divine but hidden presence of Christ our God in the Tabernacles of our churches and in Holy Communion was already being disregarded, neglected and abused by careless or deliberate sacrilege a century ago.

In the year before Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima, the three shepherd children Lucy, Jacinta and Francisco, age six, eight and ten, were being prepared for her visit by a special angelic emissary. The angel of peace, the Guardian of Portugal, later identified as St Michael, was schooling them in perfect postures of prayer, kneeling with the forehead touching the ground as they prayed: “Jesus I adore you in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.”

On his second visit the Angel gave Holy Communion to Lucy and the Precious Blood from a Chalice to Jacinta and Francisco“Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ,” he said, “horribly outraged by ungrateful men!”  He instructed them about the importance of making sacrifices and reparation for sins so as to console God.

And he taught them two prayers addressed to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

The first was to be repeated three times: “Oh my God, I believe in You, I adore You, I trust in You and I love You. I beg pardon for all those who do not believe, who do not adore, who do not trust and do not love You.

The second prayer is more telling in its implications. Kneeling prostrate before the consecrated Host and the Chalice which remained suspended in mid-air, the Angel showed them to pray:

“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which He is offended. By the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I ask of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.”

Outrages, sacrileges, indifference: these three offenses directly target God Himself, and they are not peculiar to one hundred years ago.

Let’s look at these three specific offenses.

The first, Indifference:

Numerous visions, messages and locutions from Jesus and Mary reported in our own times often make reference to “indifference”. A prayer dictated to a modern seer includes the plea, “Forgive us for the sin of indifference.” Another similarly prescribed prayer from heaven says, “Show mercy and forgiveness for those souls who hurt Jesus with their indifference.”

In recently-published Fatima booklet called Jacinta’s Tears the author wrote, “Consider if you went to a lot of trouble to get a magnificent present for someone, putting your whole heart into it and going to great length to show your love for that person. If he or she took the gift as if it were nothing and didn’t even bother to thank you, I think you would feel very saddened and offended (….)  By sending His Angel at Fatima God is telling us a little bit of how He feels, offended by our indifferences” – being taken for granted, ignored in many instances.

In the famous Church-approved visions of the Sacred Heart to St Margaret Mary over three hundred years ago, Jesus told her that He is more offended by the lukewarm-ness of His friends than by the outrages of His enemies.  Aren’t we the same – more susceptible to being hurt by those we love than by those who hate us? And that’s simply because, with those we love, we have opened our hearts to them. So… far worse, then, than the general indifference of the world is what Jesus experiences from Catholics who are indifferent to His Presence in the “Divine Sacrament of Love”.

At Fatima, the Mother of Jesus taught the children a short prayer of adoration: “Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the altar!”

The second offense requiring reparation is Outrages:

Historically, since Fatima, the outrages against Christ and His Body the Church have multiplied and intensified. There have been more martyrs in the last 100 years than in the first three centuries of persecution under the Roman Empire. From 1917 onwards, wherever Marxist revolution has takencontrol, the atrocities are incalculable – Russia, Spain, Eastern Europe, China, South America, Africa – endless places worldwide. And without fail, the Church has always become the avowed “enemy of the state”.  There was an incident in the Spanish Civil War of 1936 where a rebel solider coldly and deliberately fired a bullet through an exposed consecrated Host in a Church.

Today, the outrages are less dramatic perhaps, but they surface on all sides as the world distances itself more and more from religion and belief in God, to take up the banner of anti-Christian Marxist principles. Several weeks ago, on International Women’s Day, radical feminists attempted to set fire to the Cathedral of Buenos Aires. In our own liberal culture we hear of dubious works of “art” publicly displayed which boldly blaspheme God and the Virgin Mary. The name of Jesus Christ, used as a curse, has become part of our social vocabulary, in everyday life and in the cinema and theatre.

A movie just released in Atlanta, Georgia, portrays our Blessed Lady as a lesbian and ridicules her Virgin Birth. Gone are any boundaries, any sensitivity for what Christians hold holy; nothing any longer is sacred, all in the name of freedom of expression.

In France, 1843, a Carmellite sister, Sister Marie of Saint-Pierre (or St Peter) was given messages from Our Lord which enjoy the full approval of the Church. Marianologists say that these revelations, along with those of La Salette in 1846, form the foundation to the Fatima visitations of 1917.

Jesus told Sister Marie de St Peter, “My Name is blasphemed everywhere!” He made her understand that this frightful sin, more than any other, grievously wounds His Heart. With blasphemy the sinner curses Him to His Face, He said, attacking Him openly. “The earth is covered in crimes,” He went on, “The Holy name of God is blasphemed and the Holy Day of the Lord is profaned. At no time have these crimes reached such a pitch!”

Sister Marie de St Pierre begged Jesus to provide some confirmation of her revelations, and three years later her prayer was answered. Our Lady appeared at La Salette in France where she was seen weeping and distraught. Her tears, she said, were for “the utter contempt for God’s commandments, particularly the terrible crime of blasphemy and the profaning of the Lord’s Day. These two sins,” she explained, “break the second and third commandments.”

Jesus told Sister Marie de Saint-Peter, “The Jews crucified me on Friday, but Christians crucify me on Sunday.”

These words were spoken to a more God-fearing age 170 years ago, but aren’t they still applicable today – probably even more-so?  In the last thirty years in (… country named) Sunday trading, which we’ve all been guilty of enjoying, has contributed to the desecration of Sunday. And now, the authorities are looking at removing the shopping ban on Easter Sunday, the holiest of Sundays.

We know from various visionary sources that the taking of unborn life, the violation of the sanctuary of the womb, is an outrage in God’s eyes which invokes His justice – especially when the legalization of abortion has come from governments of nations that once were Christian. From the moment abortion was made lawful in the 1970s images of Our Lady worldwide began to weep tears of blood. Now, forty years and millions of abortions later, this so-called service has become accepted, institutionalized, even considered a human right. Our Lady spoke of the “errors of Russia”. Abortion is one of these errors, legalized in Russia in 1920.

At Fatima our Blessed Mother asked for the five First Saturdays to be kept as days of reparation for FIVE particular offenses and outrages. These are

(1) the mocking of her Perpetual Virginity;

(2) insults to her Divine Maternity;

(3) scorning her Immaculate Conception;

(4) the disrespect shown to her images and statues,

(5) the teaching of children by Christians that she, the pure vessel created by God to bring His Son into the world, was a sinner like everyone else.

Moving on to the third area of offense highlighted at Fatima, Sacrileges:  

Seven years ago today our previous Holy Father Pope Benedict gave a papal address to 500,000 pilgrims at Fatima which 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. . .”

In the United States, from surveys conducted within the Church, Catholic journalist Michael Voris has brought to light some disturbing facts, and I quote: “One of the most central beliefs of the Catholic Church, the Real Presence that is, Jesus Christ present, really, truly, and substantially Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity under the appearance of bread and wine is believed by only half of all Catholics. Sixty per cent of American Catholics have succumbed to the culture of death and believe the Church is wrong on abortion. Over half of them believe individuals have the final say as to whether sex outside marriage is okay, not the Church. This is the Church established by the Son of God who will judge us on our deeds.”

This survey could well reflect a similar picture in most western countries, including our own, where a more relaxed, liberal spirit has come to exist.

Those who have seen the changes in the Church over the last few decades would agree that lack of respect and reverence is prevalent among us; this is aligned to the gradual erosion of devotion to the Real Presence; and a growing belief that sin is no longer a reality, just a human weakness that doesn’t really call for repentance or confession.  I was recently talking to an elderly woman, a Catholic convert of thirty years, who told me she has never once been to Confession – she didn’t see any need! This is someone who, sadly, has never been instructed sufficiently in the faith.  According to the American survey, a large percentage of the faithful are living in sinful situations and receiving Holy Communion; even seeing it as their “right”.

In a recent message to a holy soul in Argentina, the Blessed Virgin Mary is reported saying, “Woe to those who receive My Son improperly without repentance! They choose their eternal condemnation! Woe to those who commit sacrileges! Woe to those who mock the divine! They will know the pains of hell.” Strong words – but Our Lady is, after all, a loving mother who cares about our welfare and is firm in teaching the Christian essentials.

There’s another kind of sacrilege we need to be aware of, too. In our increasingly de-Christianized world, Black Masses are on the upsurge. Despite the deterrent of locked Tabernacles in our churches nowadays, the stealing of consecrated Hosts poses no problem to Satanists. With the trend of Communion in the hand more common in the last fifty years, we have actually made it easier for them to acquire Hosts to desecrate. An ex-Satanist high priest, now a fervent Catholic convert, revealed to us last year during his address here that (…city named) boasts the greatest number of satanic covens of all our (...country named) cities.

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In the closing vision of Fatima, 13th October 1917, after the Miracle of the Sun, the Virgin Mary came dressed in the religious habit of the Carmelites. This is an interesting final note. Apart from the fact that the visionary Lucy would eventually join the order of Mt Carmel, this could have established a link to a new series of apparitions that may well be a continuation of Fatima.

Is it just coincidence that in 1961, twelve months after the sealed envelope of Fatima’s Third Secret was opened and its contents kept secret, the Blessed Mother began appearing in earnest as Our Lady of Mt Carmel at another remote Catholic village, further north of Fatima in Spain? The amazing events at Garabandal lasted four long years and are still under investigation by the Church.

However, two urgent and major messages emerged from Garabandal.

The first spoke of the prime necessities of Catholic life, already mentioned at Fatima: “We must make many sacrifices… perform much penance… and …visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently…” The second message, given in 1965, said, Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts…”

The Blessed Sacrament!Once again the focus! And this was emphasized by what became known as “the Little Miracle of Garabandal”. As at Fatima, the miracle was pre-announced, in this case fifteen days beforehand, and it occurred on the night of the patronal feast of the village.

While young visionary Conchita was being given invisible Holy Communion by an Angel, the Sacred Host became visible on her tongue. This event was witnessed by many onlookers and was captured on film.

Father Anthony Mary Prendergast of the Community of St John here in (…city named) published a wonderful little booklet two years ago on the Holy Eucharist. I’m lifting from there some inspirational quotes from four of the greatest saints in the Church’s history:

St John Chrysostom says, “When the Mass is celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels, including the Guardian Angel of each person present, all reverently worshipping their Lord and God.”

In the revelations of St Bridget, we read: “One day when I was assisting at the Holy Sacrifice, I saw an immense number of Holy Angels descend and gather around the altar, contemplating the priest. They sang heavenly canticles that ravished my heart. Heaven itself seemed to be contemplating the great sacrifice. And yet we poor, blind and miserable creatures assist at Mass with so little love, relish and respect! Oh, if God would open our eyes, what wonders should we not see?”

And St John Vianney, Cure of Ars: “All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy sacrifice of the Mass because they are works of men, while the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison, for it is but the sacrifice of men to God; but the Mass is the sacrifice of God for men.”

The favourite saint of many Catholics, the priest who bore the wounds of Christ for fifty years, Padre Pio, once wrote: “Every Mass heard with devotion produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know. It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

And the great Eucharistic saint, St Julian Eymard was famous for these words: “The Eucharist is not only the life of individual Christians; it is also the life of nations. A century advances or regresses to the extent to which the Most Holy Sacrament is adored.”

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We live in times of huge unrest, of extremes, of momentous change, chaotic confusion and uncertainty: a faithless and perverse generation. Saint John Paul the Second at a Bishops gathering in France, in 1980, said that mankind faces a “mega-temptation”; that is, the temptation to think that man can save himself through science and technology; therefore Christ is to become obsolete. 

It was on the doorstep of this modern age that Mary, like a prophet of old, made her entrance at Fatima. Supposedly a new and more enlightened age, scientifically advanced, yet in the last hundred years since Fatima there have been more wars and casualties than in the entire known history of humanity. These are dangerous times to live; dangerous and deceptive times if you are a believer.

Fatima was a pre-warning for us, echoing the Old Testament times when the Jews turned their back on God and He sent prophets to awaken them to the consequences. And this returns us to the biblical narrative of Esther which I mentioned earlier. Queen Esther lived in Persia (modern day Iran) and when the entire population of the Jewish people were threatened with extermination on the 13th day of the month, she interceded with the King to save them.

Well, barely weeks after the Fatima apparitions ended in 1917, Holy Mother Russia (as she was called then) was seized by Marxist Communists. Millions upon millions of God’s people were wantonly slaughtered, clergy and consecrated religious humiliated and killed, churches closed.

During the Spanish Civil War which followed suit in 1936, the Red Terror made martyrs of over four thousand diocesan priests and seminarians, 2,500 monks, friars and nuns. And so the pattern has been repeated throughout the twentieth century and now into the 21st Century. Wherever Communist and anti-Christian ideology has arisen, genocide has followed.

The Third Secret of Fatima released at the turn of this century concerns a vision of a murdered bishop in white, along with the bodies of cardinals, bishops and laymen in a city of ruins with armed soldiers. It does suggest there’s still more to come yet, a global form of Marxist Communism which, unrecognized, could be stealthily gaining foothold around us. Militant atheism in all its varied guises, institutionalized and politicized, remains humanity’s gravest enemy, diametrically opposed to true faith and religion.

At Fatima we were forewarned by the Mother of Salvation, 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.”

At present, persecution of Christians is on the rise. According to the Turin-based Centre for Studies, CENSUR, Christians are the most targeted religious group in the world. In the fiscal year of 2016 just gone, over ninety thousand Christians were murdered for their faith and 500 to 600 million were otherwise persecuted in such ways as imprisonment, abductions, economic restrictions, destruction of property and loss of personal rights.

These statistics surprise those of us who live relatively peaceful and comfortable lives in (…country named) because the media seldom reports on this issue. An Iraqi priest now living in (…city), Father (…  name) , has told us of hundreds of thousands of Chaldean Catholics murdered by Islamic Fundamentalists in Iraq and Syria. The Christian population of his homeland has been decimated from two million to less than 200,000 today.

I mention these facts and figures not to frighten anyone but just to make us aware of how serious the situation is one hundred years after Fatima.

There can be no hiding from the prophecy delivered from heaven that some nations (according to the repeated words of Our Lady to Sister Lucy) could disappear from the face of the earthsomething quite conceivable in the present international climate. Like Queen Esther, however, our Blessed Mother is interceding for us and with our co-operation, will succeed in bringing peace to our troubled world. We must hold fast to that hope, increasing our prayers and efforts, our sacrifices and penance, which can help mitigate the severity of events.

To combat all the evils of today Mother Mary has given us three weapons: number one, the daily Rosaryand at Fatima Lucy was told that  God has invested this ancient prayer with extra power for spiritual warfare when the devil appears to be gaining the upper hand; number two, the Five First Saturday Communions of Reparation; and three, the consecration of Russia named specificallywhich we are still awaiting and praying for – and personal consecration and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Ultimately, we are assured that Mary’s Immaculate Heart WILL triumph. That triumph, we must remember, begins in individual hearts, and when people give up their Saturday, like all of you today, to come and honour the Blessed Mother, the first fruits of that triumph are already evident. It isn’t a numbers game. It never has been. The few, the devoted, can make a vast difference!

On this special day, which a hundred years ago was the feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, please pray in the words of Pope St Pius X, “O Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, inspire in all Christians a deep devotion for the Most Blessed Sacrament so that they may become worthy to receive Him daily”.

Crusader Chris

Completed on:  Tuesday 4 April 2017: Feast of Bl. Francisco  of Fatima

Comment by (R.S.): Watch out for the 3rd instalment of this series of talks on Fatima and the Russian connection