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/

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  • 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/

The Importance of the Eucharist: Part 1 – Our Lady’s Apparitions

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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.”

Part 1:

Many of Our Lady’s apparitions have a Eucharistic component (as messages, healings, or events).

Garabandal  1961-1965

Messages:

  • Our Lady told them the children that they must visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently  and often led them there.
  • Our Lady told Conchita that it was a greater grace to receive Jesus (in Holy Communion) than to see her.
  • In the last apparition on 13th November (note the date is 13th) 1965 Our Lady said:

 “Conchita, why do you not visit my Son more often in the tabernacle? He waits for you there day and night.”

Signs and Miracles: 

  • Our Lady had promised Conchita a miracle to convince the people about the authenticity of the apparitions. It was in the end, it was a Eucharistic miracle.
  • The people often would see the children with their mouths open. They explained that they were receiving communion from St. Michael. The people of course did not see the Communion Host, except for the above occasion.
  • On one occasion, many people were gathered waiting for the promised miracle. Conchita had her mouth open (as usual) to receive Communion, when suddenly a white host materialised on her tongue. This event was filmed and photographed by the people which had gathered there to witness the promised miracle. Footage of it can be seen on videos explaining the story of Garabandal, and just recently in “Garabandal – Only God knows” and “Garabandal – Unstoppable Cascade”.
  • Our Lady promised that at a later date, there would be a great miracle. This would take place at the pines (the pine trees on top of the hill near the village, where many apparitions took place). It would be on the feast of a Eucharistic martyr and Conchita would announce it 8 days beforehand. People in Garabandal at the time, will be healed. It would take place within 12 months of the Warning .

Other Eucharistic influences:

  • The Garabandal visionaries are most active in promoting obedience to traditional Catholic teaching on marriage and on Eucharistic and Marian devotionsthan on future events.
  • The visionaries and the villagers have grown closer to God and lead their lives in strict orthodoxy.

Fatima 1917

Eucharistic influences:

  • The miracle of the sun is usually interpreted as a sign of the Eucharist.
  • During the third apparition, the Angel of Portugal appeared holding a chalice. The children were asked to say an Act of Faith in God. Into the chalice fell drops of blood, suspended above it.
  • The angel then left the chalice and Host suspended, and prostrated himself with the children repeating the prayer to the Trinity, requesting the salvation of souls and reparation through the merits of the Body and Blood of Jesus.
  • The angel took the chalice, gave the Host to Lucy, and the contents of the chalice to Jacinta and Francisco saying  “Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, who is horribly insulted by ungrateful men. Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.”

Knock, Ireland   1879

This apparition on the 21st August was seen by 15 people over a period of a few hours. The age of the people ranged from 6 to 75, and included men and women. The public vision included Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist (as a Bishop), and a Lamb on the altar, with a Cross behind it; angels hovering around it. No words were spoken

Eucharistic signs and events:

  • The Lamb on the altar and the Cross behind it was the central focus of the apparition. This symbolised the Sacrifice of Calvary taking place at each Mass. This was the brightest part of the apparition.
  • The angels hovering around the altar is a reminder that they are present at every Mass.
  • Our Lady, St Joseph and St. John were in an attitude of prayer, positioned on the side.
  • Archdeacon Kavanagh, the Parish priest, had been saying 100 Masses for the souls in purgatory. The apparition took place on the day of the last Mass.
  • The apparition took place on the gable wall of the parish church which points to the Eucharist.

Miracles

  • Many miraculous cures have taken place at Knock. Marian Carroll was instantly cured of Multiple Sclerosis in 1989 after receiving Holy Communion during Mass, in the Basilica at Knock. She had been placed under Our Lady s statue. She could not walk, had partial use of only one hand, had partial sight in only one eye, her swallowing and speech was affected and she was doubly incontinent. After Communion, she could walk and speak and had full use of her arms. 

Father Gobbi: 1973 – 1997.

Messages to Father Gobbi (an Italian priest) occurred whilst on pilgrimage to Fatima;- while he was praying for priests who had given up their vocations and who were forming themselves into groups of rebellion against the Church’s authority.

Message:

  • Above all the cause of my weeping is the priests: those beloved sons, the apple of my eye, these consecrated sons of mine. Do you see how they no longer love me? How they no longer want me? Do you see how they no longer listen to the words of my Son? How they frequently betray him? How Jesus present in the Eucharist is ignored by many, left alone in the tabernacle; often sacrilegiously offended by them, with wanton negligence?

 

John Bosco (1815 – 1888)

His famous prophetic dream depicts a ship in a storm at sea. Enemy boats were trying to attack and sink the ship. The Captain dressed in white was first wounded then killed, while trying to steer the ship towards two pillars. On one of these stood Our Lady, and on the other a Eucharistic Host.

On top of one pillar is the Immaculate Virgin, with a placard at her feet which says  Mary, Help of Christians ; on the other pillar which is much higher and bigger, stands a Host of great proportions with the words: Salvation of believers.

Akita: 1973-1979

Eucharist influences:

  • In May 1973, she was transferred to a community where the Blessed Sacrament is adored in a spirit of atonement.
  • In June 1973, when Sr. Agnes approached the tabernacle, she saw brilliant rays of light emanating from it. Over the next two days it happened again.
  • On June 28, she said “Beside the light, all around the altar, countless angels were adoring the Holy Eucharist.”
  • Bishop Ho told her to be humble, at peace and to meditate well on the Blessed Sacrament.
  • On June 28, a cross-shaped wound (the stigmata) developed on her left hand, bleeding profusely on Friday, but by Sunday, it had disappeared.

Miracle Healing:

Sr. Agnes lost her hearing in March 1973, and was diagnosed with incurable deafness. On 30th May, 1982, Sr Agnes deafness was cured, after praying 3 Rosaries, as directed by her guardian angel. This occurred instantly and completely, during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Our Lady and the Eucharist are inseparable. She herself was the Ark of the Covenant. She is always there with her Son. She is our Mother also, and guides us. In her apparitions, there is always Eucharistic influence, or events, or miracles.

Our Lady said to Conchita at Garabandal:

“Conchita, why do you not visit my Son more often in the tabernacle? He waits for you there day and night.”

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Read  “The Importance of the Eucharist: Part 2 – What did Vatican II do to Belief in the True Presence?  in the next post.

Vatican II: What does Jesus say?

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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/

Garabandal’s prophetic role.

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It is true that all authentic prophecies are initially rejected, often accused of being evil and from the devil; and the prophets themselves are persecuted.

This is true of Fatima, as well as Garabandal and, in more recent times the “Book of Truth”. Even when Fatima was approved by the Church, the Popes and bishops could not bring themselves to be obedient to our Blessed Mother’s request – to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. They tried to tell us that it was done.  They put their own ideas above that of Our Lady. It seems as if they knew better than Heaven. Our Lady of Fatima told the children  the errors of Russia would spread around the whole world. By 1960, everyone could recognize first hand what these “errors of Russia” were  – i.e. Communism.

The Third Secret was not released as instructed by Our Lady of Fatima. Another instruction ignored! But Heaven does not give up on us. Centuries before we had been warned about the Antichrist ruling the church: Our Lady of La Salette said in 1846 – “Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist”. Our Lady of Akita said in 1973 :the work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against bishops.” Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen said “the mystical body on earth today will have its Judas Iscariot and he will be the false prophet. Satan will recruit him from among our bishops”.

In the 17th century, Our Lady of Good Success told us at Quito: “This apparent triumph of Satan will bring enormous sufferings to the good pastors of the Church, the many good priests, and to the Supreme Pastor and Vicar of Christ on Earth, who, a prisoner in the Vatican, will shed secret and butter tears in the presence of his God and Lord, beseeching light, sanctity, and perfection for all the clergy of the world, of whom he is King and Father.”

Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich, amongst many other details, told us in July 1820, “I saw the Holy Father surrounded by traitors and in great distress about the Church…I saw darkness spreading around…” . In Aug. 1020, she said “The people must pray earnestly for the extirpation (rooting out) of the dark church.”

Malachi Martin, in an interview in 1998 said that “The last pope will be under the control of satan”.

No-one took any notice of these messages, so once more, on June 13th 1989, Our Lady told Fr. Gobbi (message #406) “This masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that Satan would enter in, even to the summit of the Church.

All of these messages were approved, but as the time drew closer, masons had a good hold of the Church and fought hard against anything that might reveal their evil intentions.

The Book of Truth reveals in detail, all  of what is happening in the Church and the events of the Book of Revelation. But the prophecy (and the prophet) has suffered immense persecution.

The Church had shoved the events of Garabandal aside and when the Book of Truth came out, the masonic elements in the Church  did not want their plans exposed about plotting against and then “ousting” Pope Benedict and about instituting the “False Prophet” to replace Pope Benedict. Nor would it have looked good to speak about the paganism that would be incorporated into Catholic ceremonies and rituals, including in Churches and on the altars during the Holy Sacrifice; to hear about the blasphemies and heresies (e.g. that hell does not exist, that Christ was not Divine, that Mary as Co-Redemptrix is foolishness”) that would 0be spoken by the False Prophet (imposter pope) and much more. These messages of truth, sent to warn us, were considered obstacles to their plans. On looking back, we can see how many indeed have come to fruition.

Garabandal is crucial in God’s plan. No-one wanted to hear, or even consider Our Lady’s message at Garabandal that Many cardinals, many Bishops, and many priest are on the path of perdition and they take many souls with them. To the Eucharist, there is given less and less importance.Who, today, can deny the truth of these statements? 

Is the present man sitting on the Chair of Peter under the control of Satan? Is this church the church of darkness? Were (and are in fact still today) “many cardinals, bishops and priests on the path of perdition? Is the Eucharist being given less and less importance?” (Indeed today we can clearly see that these messages oif Garabandal have also come true: Amoris Laetitia, Communion kneeling and on the tongue rejected, genuflecting before the Bl. Sacrament, less Eucharistic Adoration, loss of belief in the True Presence).If we had listened to Our Lady, these things may not have happened. All we had to do was pay attention and be obedient.

Garabandal also foretold of the Warning and a Great Miracle afterwards. God will not stop trying to save all His children and give them every chance, but the evil one does not want them to have advance warning of events that will save and convert many.

On 31st May, 2011, Jesus told us in the Book of Truth that “The prophecies given at Garabandal will now become a reality. He saidRemember, the more people that are forewarned of this event, the more souls will be saved. Pray, pray My Divine Mercy for those souls who will die during The Warning. They need your prayers.”

In a message dated 24 January 2014 @ 8:05pm, we are told that Our Lady “will make one more appearance at all the Marian grottos, which were approved by my Son’s Church, over the centuries.” She told us  “I will make myself known in Sacred sites, which will include Lourdes, Fatima, La Salette and Guadalupe. I will also appear at Garabandal.”  Now this is all God’s timing and we don’t know when this will all be fulfilled or when it will be revealed. But by these words, Jesus  affirms that Garabandal is authentic and an integral part of God’s Mission of Salvation.

That is why we must promote Garabandal and the Warning and all the messages promoted by it. We cannot let Our Lady’s messages, be ignored once again. It is significant that St. Michael plays an important part in Garabandal, as he did at Fatima, and also has with the  Mission of Salvation and the Book of Truth.800px-Le_Grand_Saint_Michel_by_Raffaello_Sanzio_from_C2RMF_retouched

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That is why the latest movies are of the highest importance. Their release  was curtailed by recent world events, but profit was not the motive for making them. It was to carry out Heaven’s wish that the Truth of Garabandal be recognized before it is too late. End Time events are moving fast. We have to co-operate with Our Lord in trying to help him save souls – to destroy or lessen  the power of the evil one, whose aim it is to deceive souls.

Spread the news on What’s App, by Email, Facebook, Twitter – on blog sites – which ever way you can think of! Priests (who are often quite prejudiced against apparitions) also must be encouraged to at least view these two very important movies.

I love Garabandal and I believe in it with all my heart and soul. I visited it in 1998 with my daughter and my young granddaughter. We stayed a week. My daughter had a much needed conversion there, and my grand-daughter still remembers when she met a little Spanish friend who was there at the feast-day of St Sebastian in July. They could not understand each other but they played beautifully all afternoon. We were so blessed in many other ways. It just so happened that Jacinta was visiting on holidays, and one day we were walking along the street. She was just outside her house and people gathered around her. We were able to touch our rosaries, our rings, etc to the Crucifix, which was one that Our Lady had kissed.

We were determined that we would be back for the Miracle. I don’t know if it will be possible. Flights at the moment are curtailed, and they are bringing in draconian laws re I.D. but if it is in God’s plan, it will happen. It is our sincere desire to be a present witness of belief.

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In the meantime, the Garabandal movies are on YouTube. They are free.

It is vital that everyone sees them. It is very balanced in the way it is portrayed – showing both sides of the events which happened. The second one (a documentary) has actual witnesses and also original footage of the events. It features people who speak about the two commissions of investigation which were supposedly held.

At the end are quotes from Padre Pio and Mother Teresa and a statement of the official standing of the Church.

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More info about Mother Teresa and Garabandal:

See more at https://www.garabandalthemovie.com/en/garabandal/witnesses/861-mother-teresa-of-calcutta

“Mother Teresa (1910-1997) first learned about the phenomena in 1970, writing later that “From the beginning I felt that the events were authentic.  The Albanian foundress followed the events of Garabandal with interest and personally met three of the visionaries, maintaining a particularly close and prolonged relationship with Conchita.  When the Saint travelled to New York, she would often meet with Conchita who lived there.”

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The first modern YouTube video (a recreation of some of the events) was released in Australia at Easter time 2020 and was called “Garabandal – Only God Knows.”

The second modern video (a documentary) was released July 2, 2020 (July 3 Sydney time) and was called: ” Garabandal -Unstoppable Waterfall”. It also goes by the name of “Garabandal – Uncontainable Cascade. (I think the title is changed for different countries)

God bless your watching! We hope the messages and events at Garabandal touch your hearts and inspire you in your faith.

The Events of Garabandal: NEW movie series

I have long been touched by the stories of what occurred in San Sebastian De Garabandal between 1961 and 1965. I originally watched an older, documentary style movie with black and white film footage when I was a younger woman. It had a big impact on me at a time that I was seeking to come closer to God; the film gave me much needed hope in a God who has not forgotten His people and continues to bless the world with signs and miracles– to those with hearts open enough to believe.

My mum, sister and young niece visited Garabandal in the 1990’s and no-one who goes, can help but be touched by the authenticity and simplicity of life and the Faith of this small, not well-to-do village. It was the perfect place to receive healing and answers to prayer. The many photos mum took on her old analogue camera chronicle the experience and she can recall many facts from the places she visited, for anyone who sits down long enough to hear about their trip there.

In more recent years,  new connections popped up with Spain, on a personal level. My son entered high school and quickly learnt to love his Spanish language lessons, culminating in a student exchange program to Spain, among other things. I made friends with a couple of families in Spain and I read an amazing book by Fr. Jose Luis Saveedra: Garabandal: Message of Hope”. Part of this was refuelled by a renewed interest in Garabandal and The Warning’ in particular, because it is mentioned in the Book of Truth. Very few modern apparitions are mentioned in The Book of Truth (many more warnings are given about false prophets, which in these End-Times, will surge in their thousands) but on 24th January, 2014, Our Blessed Mother of Salvation gave this message: (reproduced below the link in full)

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1025/

My dear child, let it be known that I will make one more appearance at all the Marian grottos, which were approved by my Son’s Church, over the centuries.

I will make myself known in Sacred sites, which will include Lourdes, Fatima, La Salette and Guadalupe. I will also appear at Garabandal. These apparitions will begin this Spring, just as my Son has instructed.

I will be seen, by chosen souls, with the sun behind my head. There will be twelve stars encircled and woven around the crown of thorns, which was worn by my Son during His Crucifixion, placed upon my head, as a sign for all to follow my example. My role is to lead all of God’s children along the Path of Truth and take them to my Son.

When these apparitions take place, there will be no doubt, especially amongst those who pay homage to me, that I speak the Truth when I say that soon the final Path, which will bring you to my Son, in these the end times, will be through the Book of Truth.

When you follow me, your Mother, I will take you and guide you towards my Son. My Son has promised many miracles, so that He can open your eyes to the prophecies He gave the world, through my own Mission. Many do not accept that I appeared at these special apparition sites and dismiss their importance in the salvation of souls.

When I appear one last time at these sites and present myself as the Mother of Salvation, you will know then that this Mission is my last and that all apparitions lead to this final one to bring the world the Salvation, which is the birthright of every single person.

Rejoice, for these days are close and when you hear of these things, then know that this prophecy, when fulfilled, could only have come from me, your beloved Mother, the Mother of Salvation, Mother of God.

Your beloved Mother

Mother of Salvation

Mother Of Salvation statue cryingMother of Salvation Medal

By this message, heaven confirms that the events at Garabandal truly did include heavenly visions and messages. All the other places mentioned (Lourdes, Fatima, La Salette and Guadalupe) already enjoy formal church approval but special, separate mention is made of Garabandal. The chosen souls to whom Blessed Mother has blessed (or will bless) with another last appearance, beginning with at least one in Spring 2014, know the truth of these events.

Blessed Mother also decries in the message above, that “Many do not accept that I appeared at these special apparition sites and dismiss their importance in the salvation of souls.” We are not one of those who do this. In an effort to spread the messages given by Our Blessed Mother, to warn us, her ungrateful children, out of her great love for us, a wonderful group of people in Spain, gave up their time, talents and money, as volunteers, to produce a really credible, recreated portrayal of the events at Garabandal in narrative style. It had a small budget but Our Lord’s Blessing and its aim was to show the all the events and controversy so you can make up your own mind and be drawn to read the messages:- so that Our Lady’s messages can be better known in Spain and throughout the whole world!

The new movie: Garabandal: Only God Knows which has very recently been released for free on YouTube, after airing over Easter as a limited release in many countries. My friends, relatives, children and myself watched it at that time and felt it very much worth our time. It is also able to be purchased on DVD in many countries.

More information is available here at the official movie site: https://www.garabandalthemovie.com/en/garabandal/websites

Recommendations:

I highly recommend this first movie in the series. It does not shy away from representing the controversy surrounding the events and I think this lends it greater authenticity.

Make sure you have time and space to absorb, reflect and take in this movie, while you watch it.  Even if you think you know the events and what happened, you will have not see it like this. Many of those who watched it were brought to tears at one or more points in the movie…a beautiful prayer group member (a fellow Crusader) said that afterwards he cried like a baby…

On July 2nd, 7pm (EST) the sequel will also air for free in Australia and some other countries for a limited time. This is the information and trailer from the promoters:

In the film “Garabandal, Only God Knows” we saw how the first commission failed to carry out a real investigation of the events taken place in San Sebastian. Through interviewing eyewitnesses, “Garabandal, Uncontainable Cascade” provides never-before-published information about the second commission and why the apparitions of Our Lady in Garabandal are still awaiting an authentic investigation.
On July 2, 2020 at 19:00 EST, Garabandal, Uncontainable Cascade will premiere online free of charge on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/UncontainableCascadeTrailer

Here is the first movie: Garabandal: Only God Knows with English audio. It is also available in Spanish with English subtitles or several other languages if you search.

God bless your watching!

 

“All these changes will come about quickly…”

AM+DG

Who would have thought that things could move so fast!

  • Whatever you think of this current virus – you can’t  help but notice that something is not quite right. How does the world get to the point that everywhere the world overchurches have closed (denying us the Sacraments and the Mass); governments (the world over) have us all in lockdown  or at least we  must have a valid reason to leave home; shopping practically does not exist – except to buy essentials, including food, but even so the shelves are bare – (the world over). Life is difficult. Many parents have to work from home,, schools are to all intent and purposes also closed, but still providing oodles of work for children to complete at home. Mothers are stressed – they can’t work from home (for their place of employment) and teach their children at the same time. So you have to think – there is something fishy about all this! It actually came to my mind that it feels like Communism. Our Lady at Fatima warned us about the “errors of Communism” spreading around the world. And remember that Bergoglio last year announced the “New Humanism”.

Most people are optimistic and obeying all the laws and think “Let’s just get to the end of all this”. But we are optimistic too we know Who will win this war.

But there are other things happening – timing is all in the  Hands of God. But we do have to be alert. Keeping this in mind let us consider a few things:

        • Breaking her silence: Conchita, Visionary of the Virgin Mary at Garabandal, says the Coronavirus pandemic is leading the world to the prophesied “Illumination of Conscience”.
        • The movie “Garabandal” was meant to be released in cinemas around the world at this time, but due to circumstances (cinemas closed), it is being made available to people everywhere for free during Holy Week. Please, don’t forget to watch it and share the information with all your friends    You can see it here:

The Movie – Garabandal: Only God Knows | Official Site

  • The following information is by Bro. Bugnolo of  “From Rome”

“April, 2, 2020: There are two disturbing warnings from opposite ends of the world. The first was given by Don Minutella, the famous priest of Palermo who publicly called Bergoglio out as a heretic more than 2 years ago. He said he acted on the basis of inspirations received from Our Lady. Now, over the past weekend, he publicly warned all the clergy who know that Pope Benedict XVI is the true pope, to publicly testify to the truth before Easter, April 12, when he said, there will be a momentous intervention by God’s justice….” Read the whole article and other information here:

Argentine Journalist close to Bergoglio says NWO will be established after Coronavirus

Some excerpts from the Book of Truth:

      • My beloved Pope Benedict XVI is the last true pope on this Earth. – April 12th, 2012
      • “They plan to replace the Holy Vicar, Pope Benedict XVI, with a dictator of lies. He will create a new church in league with the antichrist and his group, in order to deceive the world. – January 18th, 2012
      • One half will believe, out of duty, the need to follow the false prophet, the pope who will follow Pope Benedict XVI. – April 10th, 2012
      • They, My daughter, are being sent to prepare God’s children to accept the next pope, who comes after My beloved Vicar, Pope Benedict. This pope may be elected by members within the Catholic Church, but he will be the false prophet. His electors are wolves in sheep’s clothing and are members of the secret Masonic and evil group led by Satan. This is how Satan will try to destroy My Church. Sadly, he will, this false prophet, attract a large following. Those who oppose him will be persecuted. – April 12th, 2012

 

      • Be assured that it will be the Catholic Church, founded by Me and placed under the command of My beloved apostle, Peter, which will suffer the greatest in the end times“. – April 12th, 2012

      • “…The speed at which this will happen will astonish My followers. The plan is being carefully managed. The campaign, to convert the hostility of Christians into the acceptance of secular laws, is being professionally masterminded. …Be warned. Do not accept lies. Do not become involved with the plan to desecrate My Holy Name. Your Jesus – King and Redeemer of all of mankind.” October 9th, 2012

 

      • The number of churches which will close down, will be seen in all western countries. Soon the mark of communism will be seen by a special sign which will appear in churches which remain open; in the media; on items of clothing; in movies and this sign will be proudly worn by those in high places. It will be seen as a badge of honour and flaunted by members of the hierarchies in all main churches and religious denominations. You will see this symbol in public places; on altars; in airports and on the garments worn by leaders in the churches. This sign, not to be confused with the Mark of the Beast, will be to symbolise the new One World Religion. Those responsible for it will no longer be fearful of displaying their sign, which is a symbol for control and allegiance to the beast. The day the daily Sacrifice of the Masses are stopped, in the format which they must be offered in My Holy Name, will be the day when this symbol appears on the altars and before all the tabernacles in the world.” April 17th, 2013

 

      • “Oh how you will all be deceived and how the Truth will be covered up, hidden and then ignored. All these changes will come about quickly, in the future, and the spread of these things will astonish many. Amidst it all, there will be confusion, fear, sadness and great distress. My Church will become so fragmented that all trust within its walls will be broken. This will create a great fear and then, in a manner which will not seem clear at first, the Catholic Church will become a leading force in the new one world religion. This new abomination will declare a great love for the world’s poor and hungry. But it will not preach My Word, nor will it remain true to My Church. My Church, however, will continue to live.”November 1st, 2013″

 

      • “Remember, children, God the Eternal Father wants to protect you all. His patience has finally run out. He will, up to the very last minute, accept those who turn to Him for forgiveness. However, He now has to stop those evil regimes from the horror they inflict on the rest of His Creation. It is because of the love of His children He does this….Remember, children, to see the signs all around you, the multitude of wars, lack of money, lack of food, lack of healthcare and accept that this is the work of the evil one. It is not the work of God the Eternal Father. He will no longer accept this behaviour. Be thankful He is taking action, for if He did not His Creation would be destroyed. And He will not allow that to happen.” Your beloved Jesus, Saviour of Mankind, Redeemer of the World. 8th July, 2011

 

      • The time since My Crucifixion on earth has been painful for humanity because of the reign of Satan who has ruled the earth during this period. The pact with Satan is almost over and two events must soon take place. The redemption of the human race will occur during The Warning. From then onwards people, including those who are ignorant of the existence of God, will embrace the Truth. Others who will respond slowly to this great miracle, when the proof will be presented to them, will convert in time. They too will seek forgiveness for their sinful lives.”July 26th, 2012

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Please note: God gives us signs but only God Himself knows the timing of these events. It seems it is getting closer. Our job is to be alert, alert others and be prepared!

The Great Apostasy – an Epic poem

I love Crusader Will’s work but I don’t always understand all the hidden meanings or references to history past. So he decided this time to write an explanation of key points and references.I have put these in italics and in a purple font.
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Every stanza follows the same acrostic pattern of THE GREAT spelled out downwards with the first letter of each line,
and APOSTASY spelled out upwards with the last letter of each line.
The first stanza is printed with this pattern emphasized.
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THE GREAT APOSTASY

The prophets have always said there would come our way
Huge faith upheavals, but it has taken us
Extremely long to discern the present drama.
Gethsemane knew. It cost Jesus the blood-filled sweat
Recorded in scripture  but not there ascribed to taunts
Emptied in one straight-Satan facts-farrago
Announcing  to Jesus ours the time of the Cup
To be drained again on salvation’s arena.

2
There’s nothing new about rampant heresy:
Hard heads at the helm; in their wake the massed light-weights –
Easygoing dupes of this topnotch miasma
Grimly extolled by churchmen off their own proud bat
(Righteous-pretending but stubbornly erroneous).
Exceptional the lay or clerical hero
Assured enough to back the Book of Truth up.
Time now to get candid with these arcana.

Stanzas 2/3  This refers chiefly to the Arian heresy  rampant in the early Church, which was largely defeated by the efforts of the laity; but the same success with other heresies is not being enjoyed today, despite the efforts of many lay-persons and some clergy.

3. The mayhem depends on a mix of villainy,
Happenstance and lethargy to cause the morass
Everyone gets shown as on a diorama.
God desires,  for those who seek him, enlightenment
Regarding the small-circle initiatives
Endorsed by the masses almost in toto;
And, failing a repeat past Church-faithful rise-up,
The damage now amounts to a major trauma.

4

The piece you may now be reading carefully
Has its origins in mind-and-spirit arts
Employing faith-received as faith-apologia.
God’s recasting my late-life discursive-verse craft.
Roping thought and word into a case of fixed forms,
Era-straddling highlights flaws those ‘Novus-Ordo’
Accept. But my type tends more to a whole-truth grasp,
Though it’s starter’s-stage in my fine arts-agenda.

5

The Awful Disclosures of Bella Dodd supply
Heaven-sent chances for Fatima-background facts.
Even years before, pleas were made to Lucia –
Giant in promise –  for a simple joint event
Requiring hierarchy and pope to take steps
(Explained in full) to stop a warped scenario –           
At source – in Russia – from spreading world-wide.This step       
The Evil One stymied with his vast militia.

5/6. Bella Dodd was a Communist who converted to Catholicism and revealed that a huge infiltration into clergy in the Church had been made by men who were without any faith or any commitment to chastity. The purpose of this was to destroy the Church from within.
This manouvre, originating with Stalin, was not ostensibly revealed when Our Lady requested the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, which she said would result in the conversion of Russia,  and in the cessation of the spread of errors by Russia throughout the world. This Consecration has never been made.
The phrase ‘Awful Disclosures’ comes from the title of a mendacious 19-century anti-Catholic book. namely The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, about sexual misconduct in a convent

6

The Church has never made, since, specifically,
Heart-of-Mary-Immaculate consecrations
Expressly aimed at Russia, to convert Russia.
Gaps like this Stalin filled with evil intent,
Rallying young men to infiltrate,  with huge success,
Every corner of the Church. Dark their proviso :
Asked – Church-destructive from within,  faith-frauds,  hip –
To form ordained homosexual substrata.

7
The ‘Third Secret of Fatima’ Sister Lucy
Had a disclosure time-frame for, which went amiss,
Eventually turning out soap-opera.
Gingerly was the text opened;  then squinted at;
Read; then poked back in a Vatican recess.
Emphatically: an untimely ‘no-no’.
Agitators brokered why it was for the chop:
The great apostasy bore its broad schemata.

  1. The exact content of the Third Secret of Fatima is hotly contested. The interpretation favoured by contemporary Traditionalists is that it refers to the situation known as the Great Apostasy which has been building up for a long time, emanating from various quarters, including the heresy known as Modernism and the secret society known as Freemasonry which has an enormous influence on the modern world, including the Catholic Church.

8

Time for the ‘treatment’ to be shown Freemasonry:
Hell’s ancient masterpiece. Variously: blandness
Ensconced down a quiet street; grim esoterica
Glaring from an eerie film; or bright tommy-rot
Reverberating from opera stages.
Essentially: a behind the scenes imbroglio,
Activating malign developments from top
To bottom of a mind-set out of Ruritania.

  1. My inspiration for lines 2-5 is: a typical Masonic hall exterior in any town; the film Eyes Wide Shut; and Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Ruritania is an imaginary country appearing in literature and stage-works to depict a certain Central European atmosphere.

9

The land of the Blarney broached the Real McCoy.
Heaven had said it all long long before. Bliss-
Eternal planned (though millennial euphoria
Grappled with current goings-on for a judgment
Right on the mark).  Then there the Book of Truth was:
Exact, exhaustive; a massive portfolio
Astounding and authoritative,  summing up
The times before, during and after the Parousia.

  1. The ‘Land of the Blarney’ is,  of course, Ireland, home of the visionary known as Maria Divine Mercy,  to whom was dictated the Book of Truth, which deals in great detail with the world situation unfolding over the past while in the lead-up to the events called the Warning and the Second Coming.  The word ‘parousia’ refers to the return of Jesus to the earth.  These and other details also occur in further stanzas.

10

The precise extent of the great apostasy
Has long eluded most of the faithful like us.
Even the warned-against misplaced charisma
Granted our leaders as lay matter-of-fact
Rapidly started shrinking as deceived persons
Emptied from the pews,  or, pulpit-starved of credo
As past-practised, were led from these same pews to hop
Tracks onto roads leading to a Modernist Nirvana.

11

The dynamics of apostasy are so sly.
Heterodox gangs pick up on the Fall in us,
Easing our skewered  gaze into a replica
Grown from the twists and turns in their darkness of heart.
Righteousness wilts. Poor example paralyses
Each good streak else.  Boxed fruit (one bad) rots quid pro quo.
A lone erratic can bring vast schemes to a stop.
Turbulence now congests our world panorama.

12

The remedial process will not be pretty.
Hardened sinners have no clue as to the horrors
Earmarked by experts for the phantasmagoria
Godless planners think a peak-experience treat
Replacing any kingdom-come hopes in Christians.
Even inventing myths (dear to Pope Bergoglio)
About the Tribulation they see building up,
They’ll be still more shocked than friends of Christ-Omega.

  1. The New World Order has been long in the planning. It will be short in duration.Bergoglio’ is Pope Francis’ birth surname. It is often used as a protest against his papal reign.
    Climate-change and ‘eco-salvation’ myths are part of the Tribulation that we are experiencing but which he may not recognize as apocalyptic.
    ‘Omega’ as in alpha and omega – the beginning and the end.

13.Truth is a Book open to Divine Mercy’ .                         
Here is a Google- search among many that leads
Exactly to the cosmic memoranda
God planted in Daniel but (unplumbed in the past)
Revitalized my old age despite grave doubts
Entertained for soldier-skills to be gained solo,
After this my ‘secret-agent’ phase. It’s a wrap
(Though some ploys not aired here pose a real dilemma).

14

The leadership has a gigantic role to play.
Hell could have snared many of our acquaintances,
Even friends and family. Church-ruled millennia,
Geared to atonement measures against such age-old taint,
Run into the prime problem of these stubborn times:
Exponentially, sin meets less preached embargo
As impenitence pours harder into the Cup
That Garabandal said neared peak-anathema

  1. The Garabandal prophecies of Our Lady are very important, though less well-known than Fatima. They bear out the Warning prophecies in the Book of Truth.

15

There’s a small range of options to deploy –
Hardily, secretly –  given the grave crisis
Everything’s now converging on (packed with data
Garnered from the traditions of our chequered past).
‘Remnant’ is a Biblical term,  reworked; ‘Maquis’,
Exhumed from secular conflicts not long ago –
Alternatives to qualms about the ‘ schism-trap’.
Time to preview the ‘Church of Catacombia’.

  1. There may only be a ‘remnant’ still faithful when the Lord returns.  The word ‘Maquis’ refers to the French Resistance organisation set up to defeat Nazi occupation.The ‘schism-trap’ is a phrase used to refer to the quandary facing some faithful who wonder if to cease attending parishes that practice  or will practice  grave heresy imposed on them  by  apostates in Rome,is to create schism or escape schism. Already dissenters from apostasy among the clergy are being called ‘schismatic’.
    ‘Catacombia’ is a term of my coinage, coming from the word ‘catacombs’, hiding places for the Church persecuted in ancient Rome.

16

This is the issue for which I’m pressed to lobby.
Hard times, allayed by providential promises,
Egg me on with this Church ‘final-test’ schema.
Grace perfects nature;  planning  – accomplishment.
Reality will some time be: Church-homelessness
Everywhere but a properly prepared ghetto.
An essential for every autonomous group:
Table your own Abomination-agenda.

  1. The ‘final test’ is a phrase occurring  in the Catechism of the Catholic Church to refer to the greatest crisis in her history, just before the Second Coming,  a crisis which many believe is what we are experiencing now within the Church and soon also outside the Church with the arrival of the mysterious figure known as the Antichrist. The Book of Truth gives us instructions about a number of protective measures we can take, which are referred to in this poem as ‘providential promises’.
    ‘Abomination’ is the climactic sign of desecration.

17

The Church in ‘Catatonica’ disarray
Has by contrast  the power to show what is
Exactly the Church Next – same as graced the era
Going before the travesty of the present.
Righting it nowadays will not meet with much success.
Emergency measures will only work so-so.
Average, lukewarm, ignorant, in fraudsters’ grip,
The Catatonics will shun a Latin gala.

  1. ‘Catatonica’ is a term of my coinage, derived from ‘catatonic’, used to describe those who are in a trance of ignorance about the errors already imposed on them or soon to be imposed by apostate leaders in the Church.  ‘Latin gala’ refers to the  somewhat growing spread of the Tridentine rite.

18

Those Tridentine-born, but New-Mass as adults, stray
Hardly ever,  if they had firm faith groundings
Early on.  But, turned off the Francisco-mania
Gripping pews solely Novus-Ordo, I now post
Resistance online comment-calls for measures
(Either ad-lib or campaigned-for) to be all-go
Again : old-style devotions; sermons with pep;
Try-out private-clubs; freelance priests (inter alia).

  1. The Tridentine Rite is the Latin liturgy that prevailed until Vatican II, after which a vernacular rite was invented called the ‘Novus Ordo’. Most Catholics today experience only the latter, but many now elderly experienced as youngsters not only the Tridentine rite but also extensive instruction in the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church, which many believe are not taught today to most Catholics.

19

The English had a penchant for the verse essay.
Here’s the point so far. The big or bit players
Execute moves not all know are on-camera
(Grand-denouement-doomed to grind to a halt).
Racing to ruin with who knows what survivors
(Excluding me?), the field, amid great ballyhoo
About the jumps (each saddled with some handicap)
Take to the last stage of this extravaganza.

20

The catacombs spur my ‘Catacombian’ ploy.
However my ‘Maquis-Underground’ updates
Entail no literal ‘down below’.  ‘Sub rosa’
Gravitates us more inclusively.  Precedent
Recalls priest-holes, ‘hedgerow’ liturgies, house chapels –
Emblematic of whole countries turned ‘no-go’,
As ‘seals-of -protection’ mine (if not gold stored up)
Tack Book-of-Truth tips on my ‘tabula rasa’.

  1. lines 5-6 refer to procedures from the past that were employed in times of persecution in England under the Tudors or in Ireland before Catholic Emancipation. 
    

21

The circle round ‘Maria Divine Mercy’
Has to watch its words.  It may have strategies
Excluded from the public, due to brouhaha
Granted prophecy (but net your ‘secret agent’).
Ready waiting:  ‘Antichrist’, ‘warning’, chastisements.
Events, persons such  – lag behind this verse promo.
Apocalyptic gloom precedes times to rev up
Three months of post/great-apostasy fiesta.

  1. The ‘three months’ is, according to the Book of Truth, how long the celebrations will last after the Second Coming.

Crusader Will

 

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 !!

 

OUR LADY of FATIMA and the Russian Connection

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PART 3 of the series of Fatima Centenary talks in 2017

 A Day With Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday 19 August 2017OUR LADY of FATIMA and the Russian Connection

Exactly one hundred years ago today, three young shepherds in Portugal were tending their flocks in a place called Valinhos. It was a Sunday evening in 1917 and the children had just emerged from a traumatic three days in prison. Without warning there came a flash of light and the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to them.

For Lucy and her two cousins Jacinta and Francisco this was an unexpected visit. They had missed their August rendezvous with Our Lady. As in the previous months of May June and July it was designated for the 13th day of the month.

Word had spread like wildfire across Europe. Thousands of pilgrims had flooded into Portugal for the intended August 13th apparition. But the Masons who governed the country were determined to put a stop the religious hysteria. On the very day the apparition was due to occur, the Administrator of the local council had abducted the three little shepherds. He imprisoned them, subjected them to exhausting interrogations and even threatened to throw them into a cauldron of boiling oil – all in an attempt to make them admit they were lying and had invented stories. Paradoxically, he also wanted them to reveal the secrets that the Blessed Virgin had given to them in July!

Response of the children to imprisonment and death threats:

Despite their treatment these young children, aged between eight and eleven, resisted the bullying. They clung to the truth; refused to disclose the secrets confided by Heaven. For 72 hours they resisted, to heroic degrees, fortified I’m sure by their experiences with the Blessed Mother. When their lives were threatened, according to the memoirs of Sister Lucy, little Jacinta’s face lit up with joy. “How wonderful!” she cried, “I so love Our Lord and Our Lady and this way we’ll be seeing them very soon!”

This was the response of a nine year old girl to death threats. This tells us how real, how totally absorbing, how profound had been the effect of the Heavenly Mother’s visits over the past few months.

During her appearance on that Sunday evening of August 19th, Our Lady had looked very sad. She encouraged once again the daily praying the Rosary every day, and reaffirmed the ongoing visits on the 13th of each month. Her final words were: “Pray! Pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because they have no-one to sacrifice themselves and to pray for them.”

Pope Benedict – Fatima is not over:

Often, when speaking of Fatima, there can be one of three responses from those who are not convinced of the importance or authenticity of the 1917 revelations. They will shrug and quickly brush it aside: “Oh yes, it’s a nice little story, prayer and penance and the rosary. Of course, it happened back in history before our scientifically advanced age.”  There’s a tendency, even among Vatican officials, to consign Fatima to the past.

Thankfully Pope Benedict refuted all these dismissive comments when he was at Fatima on May 13th 2010. Whoever thinks the prophetic mission of Fatima is over,” he said, “is deceived!” He spoke of the increasing relevance of the Fatima message for our times, and the approaching Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

Fatima – only private revelation?

The second response to Fatima is another pet phrase: “it is just private revelation”.

Here I will quote well-known Fatima author, lecturer and crusader, Christopher Ferrara: “No,” he writes, “the Fatima event is no mere private revelation. It is a public, prophetic revelation. First of all, the Catholic Church has officially declared, through the local bishop of Fatima and a series of popes, that these apparitions constitute an authentic supernatural event and that the message of Fatima is worthy of belief (….) As well as the accuracy of the prophecies and the testimony of a series of great popes, a MIRACLE was foretold three months in advance (….)

Miracle foretold in advance:

Our Lady promised she would obtain this miracle at precisely the date and time predicted – twelve noon, solar time, October 13th – so that “ALL would see and believe”. In the entire history of the Church, or indeed of the world, the Miracle of the Sun is the only miracle announced in advance, which a vast crowd had assembled to witness.

You can read the full text of Christopher Ferrara’s comments for yourself in this new booklet just released by the Fatima Centre. There are copies here for you to take home.

Is Fatima alarmist?

The third reaction to Fatima, especially when the prophetic element is highlighted, is that promoters of the message are being “alarmist”. But we need to be alarmed, don’t we?

We need to be awoken from our Kiwi complacency. The innocent children of Fatima were alarmed. The vision of multitudes of people falling into hell, alarmed them greatly. It also spurred them into action, to greater prayer and sacrifice for sinners. Little Saint Francisco’s mission became one of consoling God who is saddened by the loss of souls.

Spiritual weapons – prayer and sacrifice – more relevant today:

Could it be that the spiritual weaponry of prayer and sacrifice, which Our Lady of Fatima begged for, is more necessary now than back in 1917? The brutality of the First World War pales beside the suffering, the atrocities and military arsenal we see in Syria and more and more places today – along with the escalating development of nuclear missiles being readied for use. Of course, this is not to diminish the horror of World War One but simply to put it in perspective with the technological proficiency of 21st century warfare. In her last public interview of 1957, Sister Lucy told Father Augustin Fuentes, that Russia was to be the “instrument of chastisement” chosen by God to punish the world for its sins. “Tell them, Father,” she said, “that the Most Holy Virgin told my cousins Francisco and Jacinta, as well as myself, that many nations will disappear from the face of the earth.”

Could it be that our future security, in a world so currently insecure, may hinge upon re-reading the simple requests of Fatima and following them faithfully?

Our Lady’s conditions for peace:

These requests are MORE than simply praying the Rosary every day. The conditions Our Lady outlined for obtaining peace were first and fore-mostly for people to turn back to God. That’s the call of the Gospel – for genuine, honest repentance and conversion of heart.

And to repeat her words at Fatima on August 19th, Many souls go to hell because they have no-one to sacrifice themselves and pray for them.” Do we imagine this situation has improved since then? Sadly, a century later, the word “sacrifice” is slowly vanishing from our everyday Catholic vocabulary, its meaning almost lost.

Apart from making sacrifices, probably the best definition of “offering sacrifices” is this: “To accept with a loving heart the disagreeable things which God’s Providence has allowed in our day…”

So, Our Lady asks for sacrifice and prayer to save many souls from eternal damnation. Prayer of reparation for the sins of the world is another vital element of Fatima’s message; and the devoted practice of the Five First  Saturdays of Communion to make repair for the five insults against Mary’s Immaculate Heart. And yes, the daily rosary, investment in the Brown Scapular… these are essentials of whole-hearted devotion to the Immaculate Heart.

Cardinal calls for Consecration of Russia:

Cardinal Raymond Burke made the news recently, calling for a renewal of the consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Not consecration of the world this time, but Russia alone, specifically named. Up until now this actual naming has been prevented by political sensitivity and an agreement between Rome and Moscow during the Second Vatican Council.

Russia’s Errors:

But why Russia? That’s a question often posed. I mean, Russia is just another nation, isn’t it?  – no worse than any other, surely?

“Russia’s errors” which Our Lady spoke about are much MORE than just the spread of Communism. Communism is, after all, simply a political force, an imposed systematic atheism. But this is the end product of a whole distorted mode of thinking.

The errors which fuelled Communism and emerged in Russia from 1917 were, primarily, caused by rejection of God and His existence. This opened the way to absolute materialism. While materialism is commonly believed to be a love of material goods, that’s only one aspect. Materialism is a denial of the supernatural and spiritual realm with sole focus on the physical world. Once God’s Word and God’s Laws are abandoned we see greater errors spawned: the substitution of Divine Creation with Darwin’s theory of evolution – a theory now taught as absolute fact – the upsurge of divorce, abortion, dismantling of the family unit – which is the basic cell of social order – the denigration and objectivising of women, motherhood and home secondary to the work-force, manipulated by economic pressure and feminist ideology.

Abortion was legalized in Russia in the 1920s. It took another fifty years for this and other errors to be absorbed into western culture.

By the 1970s divorce and abortion had gained legal status. Next: legalized prostitution, same-sex marriage, the current gender ideology and so on. Now we are facing the normalizing and acceptance of euthanasia, one of the very facets of the Nazi culture which the West once fought a war against!

Probably the two main pillars of false teaching which have infected human thinking like a cancer this last century, arose earlier in the 19th century: Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto in 1848, a blueprint for a global utopian society, dispensing with God and Kings, and in 1859 Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species. Only weeks after Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun, the fruits of these false teachings became evident in the Bolshevik revolution which plunged Holy Mother Russia into a bloodbath.

Lenin and Stalin:

Two of the cruelest dictators of the new regime had both lost their faith after embracing Darwin’s pseudo-scientific doctrine of evolution. Vladimir Lenin had been a devout believer. His successor, Joseph Stalin, a brilliant seminarian, stopped studying for the priesthood, and in the name of evolutionary progress and a Marxist utopia, he and Lenin purged the Soviet Union of an estimated sixty million of their own countrymen.

When Russia eventually exported its manifesto to China so Communism could govern one third of the earth’s surface, it was not the teachings of Marx, Lenin or Mao Tse Tong which were preached in compulsory seminars but evolution – simply because it could be used to remove people’s faith in God, in the soul, and in the after-life, so Communism could then take root.

Disinformation- Russia’s devious propaganda tool:

In 2013 a hugely insightful and vastly-documented book was published unmasking the inner workings of the Kremlin. The title of the book is Disinformation, the name given to Russia’s devious propaganda tool, and the co-author is an ex-Soviet spy who defected to America in the late 1970s with a multi-million-dollar bounty on his head. Lieutenant General Ion Pacepa was the right-hand man of Ceausescu (Chow-oo-shes-cu), the Romanian tyrant who was toppled in 1988. Ion Pacepa’s first book, The Red Horizon, was instrumental in bringing this dictatorship to an end.

During his career as an intelligence man for Romania and the Soviet empire, Ion Pacepa was involved in KGB strategies, primarily aimed at destroying the public’s perception of the Church and its credibility. Right from Day One, Russian communism has fundamentally been an all-out effort to rid the world of Christianity, mistakenly seen as an offshoot of Capitalism. Its attack has taken three forms: (1) to discredit the Church (2) to undermine the faith of its people, (3) to distort and dilute doctrine. One of its most brilliant concepts, says Ion Pacepa, was something called Liberation Theology.

Liberation Theology was concocted by the KGB to make Marxism appear to be compatible with Christianity. It was fed into the World Council of Churches; then disseminated in South America, which Russia saw as fertile soil for revolution. Ex-Jesuit Malachi Martin tells us in his monumental expose, The Jesuits, that many in this order poisoned South American Catholics with this teaching. As a result thousands of priests and lay people were killed NOT as martyrs for the Gospel but as socialist revolutionaries, pawns in the fight to overthrow Capitalism and establish Communist rule.

Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI sternly denounced Liberation Theology. Meanwhile Columbia, Bolivia, Venezeula, Nicaragua, Argentina, all expelled the US from their embassies and rely nowadays upon Russian naval defense. Didn’t Our Lady foretell that Russia would foment wars and revolution?

Ion Pacepa reveals in Disinformation that he rubbed shoulders not only with Kruschev, his supreme boss, commonly known as “the butcher of the Ukraine”, but also Mikhail Gorbachev. He makes clear that Glasnost and Peretroika of the late 1980s was a clever disinformation programme to convince the West they could relax because the Soviet Union had transformed into a modern democracy, no longer a totalitarian state. In fact, the Russian word “glasnost” actually means “polishing one’s image”.  Today, under the reign of Vladimir Putin, Marxist power continues to flourish. Putin, a self-styled Stalinist who reveres his cruel predecessor, has filled his government with six thousand ex-KGB men like himself and crushes and eliminates any opposition.

Make no mistake, Ion Pacepa assures us, Communism is still alive and well in Russia and seeking world domination together with China.

Our Blessed Mother in recent reliable apparitions and messages has said the same. Communism is everywhere, She says, even in My Son’s Church, and you do not recognize it. We need to pray for discernment.

So did the story of Fatima conclude in 1917? Or with the last major apparition of 1929 when Russia’s consecration was requested? Did it conclude in 1938 when the Great Sign predicted at Fatima took place? On the evening of January 25th that year the sky was illuminated by the most spectacular and unearthly colours. All of Europe was in panic. Many believed the lights heralded apocalyptic events, even the end of the world. Scientists smiled and labeled the event as an Aurora Beouralis. Much later they admitted it wasn’t the case, the lights were of an unknown source. Sister Lucy from her convent in Coimbra confirmed that this was the prophesied sign that a second and more terrible war was about to begin. Six weeks later Hitler marched into Austria.

Hiroshima Miracle:

In 1945 the message of Fatima was connected to an extraordinary miracle. When the atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima it obliterated everything for several kilometres – except for one church. It was right near the blinding centre of the nuclear flash, ground zero. Inside were eight members of a small Jesuit community performing their usual daily Fatima devotions and praying the Rosary. Unbelievably, all of them survived, untouched by radiation. Scientists have never been able to offer any explanation. At Nagasaki there was a similar miracle. The Franciscan Friary established by St Maximilian Kolbe was also totally unharmed.

The Fatima effect continues:

After the Second World War, Austria became subject to Soviet tyranny when the allies left. A Rosary Crusade was organized by a Father Petrus who won the support of seven hundred thousand Austrians pledging a daily rosary. On May 13th 1955, the anniversary of Fatima, the occupying Russians withdrew. With Austria a strategically-located war prize, the Russians’ evacuation made no sense. To this day historians are baffled by the pull-out.

Fatima secret not disclosed – new apparitions of Our Lady:

Moving along to 1960: when  the sealed secret of Fatima was opened as Our Blessed Mother instructed, and the contents not disclosed, within 12 months She began appearing further north on the Iberian Peninsula. From 1961 to 65, an unprecedented number of apparitions and supernatural events unfolded in a tiny remote Spanish village called Garabandal. Appearing as Our lady of Mt Carmel as she had in the final Fatima vision of 1917, Immaculate Mary warned of a decline in faith and less importance being given to the Blessed sacrament. Garabandal remains under Church investigation but it is extremely interesting that Our Lady expressed there great concern for the priesthood, and repeatedly stressed the holy and sacred character of matrimony. These two areas, priests and marriage, have been the target of the enemy since 1965.

In 1973 in a little lay convent in Akita, Japan, Sister Agnes Sasagawa was visited by the Mother of God in a series of mystical events culminating with an intensive message of warning on October 13th, anniversary of Fatima’s miracle of the sun. The diocesan bishop recognized the authenticity of these interventions and Pope Benedict, as Cardinal Ratzinger, confirmed that the message of Akita was “essentially the same message as Fatima” and the then-unknown Third Secret which he had sighted.

A year earlier, 1972, at the actual apparition site of Fatima, an Italian priest, Father Stefano Gobi received the first of his locutions which would lead to the establishment of a worldwide Movement of Marian Priests, a work which Our Lady herself initiated. More than 600 messages followed, heralding an apocalyptic time and the Church’s greatest trial. These locutions ended in 1997 and Fr Gobi passed to his eternal reward in 2004.

Another Fatima anniversary, 13th May 1981, the Holy Father St John Paul Two, was hospitalized after a near assassination attempt. As he was carried from St Peter’s Square, the pope was heard calling to the Madonna to come to his aid. Less than six weeks later she began appearing just across the Adriatic Sea in a small village deep in the heart of the Communist stronghold of Yugoslavia: Medjugorje. An explosion of the Spirit was sparked, which led to millions of pilgrims from all parts of the world experiencing miraculous healings, conversions, and signs and wonders, including the sun spinning in the sky.

St John Paul Two said Medjugorje was the heart of the spiritual world; several weeks ago the Church finally gave its approval to the initial events at Medjugorje; and Sister Lucy who was privileged with private visions of Our Lady up until her death in 2005, stated categorically that Medjugorje, where Mary appears as the Queen of Peace, is the continuation and the completion of Fatima. 36 years later, to this very day, Medjugorje still radiates an atmosphere of heaven come to earth.

So yes, the Fatima revelations continue, prophecies being fulfilled right under our very noses. “Pray very much,” Our Lady said to Sister Agnes at Akita, “I alone am able still to save you from the calamities that approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved.”

And at Fatima, “In the end My Immaculate Heart WILL triumph!”

Sister Lucy reported in her memoirs that Saint Jacinta once told her:

“Do not be afraid to tell everyone about devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. God has entrusted the peace of the world to her.”

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Tuesday 15 August 2017

Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption

By Crusader Chris

 

Note: The highlighting and the sub-headings have been added  by R.S. for this post.

 

 

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