A Reflection of a nun on the current government order to wear masks

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Rorate Caeli published a sermon spoken by a religious superior to her community. It was based on ” the recent order from the civil government, requiring the wearing of a mask in public places”. It is based on the veil and wimple which many religious still wear today  (although most ditched it decades ago)

The wimple came into fashion during the Middle Ages, from about the 13th century onward. All women of good breeding wore a wimple, and, later on it was retained for some time (through the 15th century) for married women. The wimple was always worn with a veil. The idea for the wimple is that the woman’s face is visible, but her neck and her head are covered….

One reason for the wearing of a wimple is the same as the reason for wearing a veil: that of reserving one’s beauty for one’s spouse. …  A woman who is not “available,” that is, one who is married or given in religion, does not wish, in any way, to draw attention to her physical beauty, and so it became customary for such women to wear wimples and veils.

Fashions changed, but women religious retained the custom of wearing wimples and veils.

The wimple always leaves the face uncovered. What does the leaving of the face uncovered mean? First, it means that a woman who wears a wimple is not seeking to hide herself totally; she is not seeking to exclude or separate herself from others. She is not excluding communication with other persons. Her face is left free; in fact, the wearing of the wimple draws more attention to the face, since there is nothing else to draw our eye.

The wimple “forces” someone who meets us to focus on our face, not on our body. In a real sense, our face most fully expresses who we are. …

The wimple, then, helps us to relate to other human persons in a way that harmonizes very well with our vocation. The wimple draws attention to the “inner man” which finds expression in our face. Our wimple helps others to look at us in that way.

Last week, the civil government ordered that everyone must wear masks in public places. The mask covers half of the face: the nose and the mouth. It is hard to recognize people when they wear masks; this is why burglars wear masks (the same kind, where only the eyes are visible). We can look from our convent to see people walking the streets who wear masks, but who are otherwise dressed indecently. The symbolic message such people convey is almost an exact inversion of the message we convey. One cannot “see” the “inner man” because of the mask, but one’s eyes are drawn, instead, to the body.

The mask is a barrier to truly human communication, for communication is so much more than the exchange of words. We speak with our face, with our expressions. When we add the wearing of masks to the other regulations, especially that of so-called “social distancing,” and to the increase in “virtual meetings” and on-line classrooms,” we can see the mask as just one element in the dehumanizing tendency of our society.

Even though people may think it “dehumanizing” that we sisters wear all the coverings we do as part of our religious habit, the truth is that the layers we wear can be aids to make our relationship with other human persons “more human,” more personal. Because the use of masks is an element that frustrates truly human relationships, we have an instinctive aversion to wearing masks. The mask hides the human person; the wimple reveals the human person. 

Let us thank God for the gift of our wimples!”

https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

Is this whole thing about controlling us, asserting power over us, bringing a negative attitude and feeling, making us feel irrelevant and dependant ?

Do these things, in fact dehumanize us?

This is what the evil one (and the evil sect and elite that he controls) wants. We are made in the image and likeness of God, and he hates this. He wants to drag us down. He wants to make us seem less human!

But ours is the last laugh, because we know the ending: the Immaculate Heart will triumph!

JTM Crusade Prayer Group Meeting Tuesday 29th December, 2015

Prayer Group Theme Protection prayers

Readings are chosen randomly, after a prayer to the Holy Spirit.

Luke 16: 1-13 (Douay Rheims Bible )

[1] And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. [2] And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer.

[3] And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed.
[4] I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. [5] Therefore calling together every one of his lord’ s debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?

[6] But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty. [7] Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty.
[8] And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.

[9] And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.
[10] He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater.

[11] If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon; who will trust you with that which is the true?
[12] And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’ s; who will give you that which is your own? [13] No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

This wicked gesture during Holy Week will be seen by those who keep their eyes open

14 March 2013

My dearly beloved daughter, what suffering is being experienced by my beloved sacred servants, close to My Heart, who know the truth and who have to witness the abomination in My Church on Earth.
There is to be a particular insult, which will be inflicted upon my holy name, in an effort to desecrate me, during holy week.
This wicked gesture, during holy week, will be seen by those who keep their eyes open and this will be one of the signs by which you will know that the imposter, who sits on the throne in My Church on Earth, does not come from me.

My followers, you must know that the prophecies given to the world – warning of the time when the power, within My Church, will be seized by those who are loyal to the beast – are upon you. The time is now.

Remember that those who proudly display the badge of humility are guilty of pride. Pride is a sin.

Those who say that My Church must renew its image, update My Church’s doctrine and who say that, by modernising it, that this will be accepted by more people, then know this.

Those of you who say that you follow My Teachings, but who want laws changed to condone acts, which are sinful in my eyes, get out of My Church now. You are not mine. You have turned your backs on me and are not worthy to enter my house.Yet, this is what will happen.

You and all those of you who demand changes, which are embraced by the secular world, will be satisfied, for the False Prophet will entice you into his favour and you will applaud every moment of his short lived reign.
But, it will not be I, Jesus Christ, who you will follow.You will be following a false doctrine, not of God.

So many will embrace the reign of the False Prophet and push me to one side with joy in their hearts.Then when the errors of his ways become apparent, my poor sacred servants will have nowhere to turn.
Their sorrow will turn to fear and their fear will turn to despair.

They won’t know who to trust, but they must understand this.
My Body, My Church, may be scourged and desecrated but My Spirit can never be touched, for it can never die. To those of you who reject my word now and the truth you are being given, as a special gift from Heaven, I bless you. I will continue to pour my graces over you until you come back to me. I will never give up until I can save your sorry souls.

My Church, where My Teachings and sacraments remain intact, will live and can never die. It does not need bricks and mortar to survive, for it is I, Jesus Christ, whose body is the Church. You, my faithful beloved priests, sacred servants and followers are part of me. You are united with My Body to form My Church on Earth.

So you must learn to be strong, courageous and faithful to my Holy Word, no matter what arguments are presented to you to the contrary.

The time for the schism to be laid bare is close, and already, a terrible unease is being felt in Rome. When the Holy Spirit clashes with the spirit of evil, a line divides down the middle so that two sides emerge.
The great divide will descend quickly.

Then many of those who have been deceived by the liar will run back into my sacred arms for protection. I guide you during these sorrowful times and ask that you all hand me over your tears and I will comfort you in spirit.

I bless you.
I bring you peace of heart.
I protect you.

Your beloved Jesus

Mother of Salvation: God would never permit His Word to be changed or misinterpreted to suit man

4 May 2014

My dear children, when God sent prophets into the world, they were simply messengers. They were sent to impart the truth – the word of God.
Over the centuries, many of God’s children misinterpreted the role of the prophets. Some began to idolize the prophets, instead of just accepting the word of God and giving glory to God.

They created Gods of the prophets, and the messages delivered to the world – including those of My Son, Jesus Christ – became less important than the prophets who delivered them.

Children, the prophets of God, the angels of God, the visionaries and the seers were not worthy of this idolization.They were all simple people with little or no knowledge of Divine matters, which is why they were chosen.
The messages are what are important and the messengers are simply the conduits of the word. The word of God, given through the prophets, must never be discarded to one side, while the prophet is elevated upon a pedestal of their own making.

The word of God must never be ignored. The image of God must never be replaced by images of his prophets or the Saints, who gained his favour.
You may ask the Saints and the prophets to intervene on your behalf, but you must never lavish upon them the praise, which must be reserved for God, the Creator of all that is Heavenly.

The same is true of today.
You must honour God first and place him before all that is.
You must adhere to the word, which was laid down in the beginning and never deviate from it, for it will never, nor can it ever, change.
God’s word is final.

My Son’s teachings were made known to humanity when he walked the Earth. They simply explained the word in greater detail, but they never deviated from the truth.

Today, man is still the same as he was when My Son came the first time.
Man is still weak, easily swayed and remains a sinner today, just as was then.

If any prophet or man, who claims to speak in the name of God, tells you that the word must be adapted to suit man’s modern needs, then you must be on your guard.

If you are told that the word really means something else entirely, then do not accept it. Man, including those who serve God, does not have the authority to tamper with the truth. When a man claims to be Divinely inspired and then changes the word to suit a secular world, you must not trust him. God would never permit his word to be changed or misinterpreted to suit man.

Remember, when you idolize a prophet and lavish praise upon him, you offend God. When you accept changes to what is contained in the most Holy Bible, which contradict the word of God, then you cut yourself off from the truth. When you accept falsehoods, as a means to serve God by, on your own terms, then you separate yourselves from God.

Your Beloved Mother
Mother of Salvation