“I am sick to my stomach watching these unnatural men who run the Church”

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via I am sick to my stomach watching these unnatural men who run the Church

A guest editorial on the From Rome website  begins with: (the emphasis is mine)

“These are the days that have been foretold to us through Scripture, countless Saints, and numerous Marian apparitions. If we are not aware, it is because of our own ignorance and lack of desire to understand what our Faith is truly about. The Corona virus fear that has gripped the entire world is without a doubt a demonic plot to control the minds and hearts of the people of this world. But why is the Church and so many of the lay faithful going along with the world? We are not called to live as people in the world live. We are Christians and we are called to live as Christ lived.”

The virus has cut us off from other people – work, school, “non-essential” venues. More important than all this it has taken us away from the Eucharist. St Padre Pio told us: “It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

Just as a body cannot work without its members – arms, legs, heart, head… the members work best when in unity with each other and with the head; the Mystical Body cannot work without its members : -we are the members of the mystical Body of Christ. They are trying to tear us away from each other and from our Head – Christ. They have cut us off from receiving the Sacraments (Sanctifying Grace – the life blood of the Mystical Body)- especially Holy Communion, and from attending Mass. All we have is a “virtual reality” Mass. Our priests are doing the best they can, some are being very creative.quote-the-eucharistic-sacrifice-of-the-body-and-blood-of-christ-embraces-in-turn-the-mystery-pope-benedict-xvi-2-35-12Perhaps they think that after being away so long, we will just drift away and leave our Faith behind. Or worse still, could they be doing it on purpose, so that we will have such a hunger for Mass and the Eucharist, that we will go blindly and accept anything? It would be terrible to be deceived and not recognize the Abomination of desolation” when it comes to replace our Beloved Jesus in the Eucharist! But I am letting my mind drift away with fears because unheard of things are happening.

We have to do our part. We have to fight, have courage and inspire our priests to have courage. But we have to fight our misled government leaders, who somehow  are all being bounced around like puppets on a string. We have to fight for our rights and protest when they are taken away. We can’t just go along with it all and just give up.

“This is all the more reason that we should not be accepting the closing of the Masses by our Bishop(s)! If they had even an ounce of supernatural Faith they would not agree to go along with this diabolical agenda of the world and would resist until the point of death. We the laity must protest this horrific abuse with all our might. We must write emails, plan protests, rally outside of our churches, depose unfaithful clergy, whatever it takes! It amazes me that so many Catholics on social media are celebrating this atrocity as a prudent decision by the Church. The Catholic Church is not what you think it is. It is not just the hierarchy who get to make decisions and the rest of us just blindly accept it even to our own eternal detriment. This is not using our God given intellect and will.”

Perhaps this is God’s punishment, part of His many chastisements still to come. But this is also the way He will rid the world of its stench. It is how we have to be tested – to prove  our Faith. We are like gold, that is tested by fire. The following was sent o me today:

In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said, “you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers.  You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church”
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

The writer of this guest editorial on the From Rome website concludes with some quotes that are worth thinking about:

“Who’s going to save our Church? It’s not our bishops, it’s not our priests and it is not the religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that the priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and the religious act like religious.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“Anyway, they are no more than false apostles and dishonest workers. They only pretend to be apostles of Christ. And it is no wonder. Even Satan tries to make himself look like an angel of light. So why does it seem strange for Satan’s servants to pretend to do what is right? Someday they will get exactly what they deserve.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

“For the shepherds are stupid, and do not inquire of the Lord; therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.Jeremiah 10:21

“It is an easy matter for many to be shut up in the hands of a few: and there is no difference in the sight of the God of heaven to deliver with a great multitude, or with a small company: For the success of war is not in the multitude of the army, but strength cometh from heaven.They come against us with an insolent multitude, and with pride, to destroy us, and our wives, and our children, and to take our spoils. But we will fight for our lives and our laws: And the Lord himself will overthrow them before our face: but as for you, fear them not.” 1 (Maccabees) 3:18-22

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Prophecy being fulfilled as events unfold – Changes to the Mass

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Timeline of events so far:

  • Cardinal Sarah at a conference in Scotland announced that Mass should be said “Ad Orientum (i.e. with the priest facing the altar and leading the people in offering the Sacrifice to God) and that Communion should be received kneeling and on the tongue. See Catholic Herald, July 2016. He was later rebuked by Pope Francis for this.
  • An article by Fra Cristoforo on 03/01/2017 announced that there is a private commission made by Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans, to “change the Mass”. http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3530742/posts
  • On 14th February 2017, an article mentions how Bergoglio, at Santa Marta speaks of the “usual beatification of Luther and his reform” and that “the Bishop of Rome has given further directions for a change of “Eucharistic Liturgy”. See https://anonimidellacroce.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/spifferi-da-santa-marta-sullintercommunione-di-fra-cristoforo/
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  • Pope Francis issued “Magnum Principium” on 3 Sept. 2017 which changes the rules for liturgical translations. It transfers power to episcopal conferences (i.e. to the bishops in their own local dioceses) and thus away from the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome.   

 

Secret committee working on an ecumenical Mass reported by Marco Tosatti, who listed Archbishop  Piero Marini and a modernist lay liturgist – Andrea Grillo as being some of those involved.  He claims that Cardinal Sarah has not been officially informed. See “firstthings.com”

  • Cardinal Sarah has fought back against Magnum Principium to stop these new rules from becoming the basis of a new anarchy in the liturgy.  The pope emeritus wrote a preface to Cardinal Sarah’s new book saying : “with Cardinal Sarah… the liturgy is in good hands.” He has also been publicly rebuked by the pope for fighting back against these new rules: See https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-publicly-corrects-cardinal-sarah-over-new-liturg      

The prophecies:

  • All those who know My Teachings will see changes in the recital of the Holy Mass.” (16 April 2012 @ 6:00pm)

 

  • You must remain faithful to the Holy Mass and uphold the daily Sacrifices. For very soon you will be forced to swallow a lie.
    The daily Sacrifices, in honour of My Crucifixion and the change of the wine into My Blood and the Bread into My Body, will be changed, twisted and I will be vilified through new laws introduced by the False Prophet.
    You must never accept anything that is not the Truth.
    You must never accept heresy from within the walls of My Holy See. If you do then you will remove yourself from Me.”The changes will begin in the Holy Eucharist itself. You will soon be told that Holy Communion, My True Presence is, in fact, something else. You will be told it means different things. But this is a terrible lie. The Holy Eucharist is My Body and Blood given to you to allow Me to fill you with My Holy Spirit, to give you the nourishment that you need for your souls.When the time comes and you, My Sacred Servants, are presented with the new modern interpretation then you will know that the contamination has already started.This is when you will need to prepare. Gather together and defend the Truth of My Crucifixion. Do not accept the lies, the changes in the Holy Mass and the Holy Eucharist.  For if you do then My Presence will be lost to all of God’s children. (26 May 2012 @ 4:00pm)

 

  • “…You will remain loyal to the services of My Church and conduct your duties until the terrible day. This will be the day when My Holy Mass will be changed beyond recognition.When they present the new Mass, you will be left with no choice then, for you will know that it will no longer offer the Most Holy Eucharist. It will be then that the Truth will finally be revealed to you, although you will be aware of the signs before then.
    The signs will include strange new ways of
    adjusting prayers;
    Satan will no longer be denounced and the Sacraments will be tampered with in order to include other denominations.
    When My Teachings, My Sacraments and My Holy Mass are changed, you must not be deceived.(
    03.17 18:50)

 

  • The danger to the Existence of the Holy Eucharist will be shown to you through the arrogance of those within My Church, whose plan to change the Truth has begun in earnest. My Promise is to provide you with the Food of Life – My Body and Blood – and yet, you will, once again, deny Me.
    You will do this by removing the Holy Eucharist from the Temple of God and you will replace It with a corpse.
    The substitute will be subtle and it will take a while before you can detect the evil action, which will be foisted upon you
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    As My Body, through the Holy Eucharist, sustains you, the death of My Body, My Church, will bring death to the souls of those who discard Me.
    The time for the abomination is very near. The time for choosing between My Path, or that of the false prophet, is almost upon you.
    Watch, now, as the Truth will be twisted by the imposter. See how he will exalt himself in My Shoes, but will refuse to
    walk the path of Truth as a servant of God. (2013.03.28 @ 21:30)

 

  • My daughter, the change in the format of the Mass will soon be presented in My Church. It will be very confusing and for many, they will fail to see the lies, which will be presented within the new prayers.
    My Presence will be denounced in the most subtle of ways, but those who follow the new format, in which My True Presence will be denied,
    will be unable to perform the Sacrifice to God in the way it must be.
    My daughter, this one revelation will result in your being despised, but you must know that this has been foretold. My followers will be told that Holy Communion is about all people – everywhere – uniting as one, to show love to one another. Slowly, but surely, the Holy Mass will no longer be about My Holy Sacrifice.
    Instead the ceremony will be created to pay homage to man and you will be misled into witnessing a confrontation before My Holy Altars and all the tabernacles in the world. The day when the daily sacrifices will cease is not far away.
    Know that I come to warn you of this now, so that you will not starve.
    When you are deprived of My Presence, you will be empty of My Spirit and you will find it difficult to remain close to Me.
    The words which will be used to deceive you will include the phrase “for the good of all – for the unification of all God’s children.” The Mass will take on a new meaning. Forgotten will be My Death on the Cross and all the reasons for it will be re-defined. Remember on that day, My Words to you now.
    Accept the substitution and My Presence will disappear.
    I will be with you, but it will not be My Body which you will partake. (2013.06.29 @21:13)

 

  • When they tell you that My Body means something other than My physical Body, know then that the holy communion, which you will receive, will not be of Me. You must never allow them to change the meaning of the Holy Eucharist. It will only be when the Holy Eucharist is abolished completely that the antichrist will enter My Church and take over it. This is the day when you will know that the world of politics will merge with Christian churches everywhere and that I will no longer be Present within them. “ (March 15, 2014 @ 8:10pm)

 

  • “My dearly beloved daughter, people may ask why is it important that the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass be retained at all costs? The Mass is the focal point of My Presence – My True Presence in the world. My Presence brings both Life and Light. It will bring Life to the soul and fill it with a unique Grace. …As long as My Holy Eucharist is held in great glory upon the altars of My Churches, there will be life. Without it there will be darkness. When I Am not Present, there is no Light. Without My Light there is nothing but darkness of the soul. No peace. No love. No hope. No Life. Whatever new rules will be forced upon you in the name of evangelization and modernity, in My Name, know that if My Eucharist is no longer revered, as It should be and as It was meant to be, you can be sure that it will not be long before It will disappear altogether. On the day that this happens there will be a darkness, which will descend upon the Earth. You will not see it, but you will feel it in the cold hearts of men, for by then humanity will have changed. Once My Presence diminishes, the gates of Hell will be opened and the antichrist will take My Place in My Church. (June 10th, 2014 @ 12:05pm)

 

  • “And, on the day, when they will no longer hold the daily Sacrifices of the Mass, My Presence will become extinct. When the day arrives for My Body – My Church on earth – to be finally plundered, crucified and desecrated, all will change forever. (November 13, 2014 @ 11:10am)

 

  • He who tampers with the Liturgy is not an authentic servant of Mine and yet, that is exactly what will happen.” (4 April 2014 @ 11:20pm)

In conclusion:

“Magnum Principium can affect the very wording of the Consecration of the Mass. When this happens, transsubstantiation” will not take place. The Bible readings used may also be manipulated, so that we hear only half of the Truth, and thus get a wrong impression. It will be more welcoming to all and sundry –  the basis for the One World Church. The Eucharist will now be simply a memorial mealJesus will no longer be present. The “Abomination of Desolation” foretold by the prophet Daniel will now be in place.

The Church of Jesus Christ is “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic”. The New One World church may be the “one” officially and lawfully recognized church, but  there will be a remnant of the True Church still existing. It may be “catholic” (meaning universal); but it will not be “Holy”: the Sacraments as Jesus gave us have already been tampered with – Eucharist, Penance and Matrimony. “Amoris Laetitia” has seen to that. With this latest document, not only the Mass and readings, but all the Sacraments will be changed and even eliminated.

The true Church of Jesus Christ – the Remnant Church – will remain “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic” because “the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.”

 St Joseph and St Michael,pray for us!

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting on Thursday 6th July, 2017

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Prayer Theme: Faith, Family, Nations

Overview of Readings 

  1. Bible : Psalm 94 (The Psalm calls upon God to avenge the wicked.  It complains about oppression of the holy community by people within. Bold declarations of faith follow: denunciation of evildoers and assurance to the just The Psalm continues with further lament and ends with strong confidence in God’s response. It is a psalm of hope and reassurance for us in these end times.)
  2.  B of T: 10 June, 2014 ((“…the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass be retained at all costs? The Mass is the focal point of My Presence – My True Presence in the world… As long as My Holy Eucharist is held in great glory upon the altars of My Churches, there will be life. Without it there will be darkness… Whatever new rules will be forced upon you in the name of evangelization and modernity, in My Name, know that if My Eucharist is no longer revered, as It should be and as It was meant to be, you can be sure that it will not be long before It will disappear altogether. On the day that this happens there will be a darkness, which will descend upon the Earth..)
  3. B of T: 6 July, 2012 (Chastisements, changes in crops and seasons, new laws of the earth.  ” The seas will rise, the waters will pour, the earth will shake and the soil will become barren.”  nations punished… climate destruction..  nations and leaders who follow the antichrist,    )
  4. B of T: 22 Dec., 2013 (“…My Presence will be felt in every nation, country and home….You must all accept that when The Warning takes place, that it is a Great Sign from Heaven. …I will wipe away your tears….Pray that those who have doubts will be rid of them…”)

Bible Reading (USCCB)

Psalm 94:

LORD, avenging God, avenging God, shine forth!

2 Rise up, O judge of the earth; give the proud what they deserve!

II

3How long, LORD, shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked glory?

4How long will they mouth haughty speeches, go on boasting, all these evildoers?

5 They crush your people, LORD, torment your very own.

6They kill the widow and alien; the orphan they murder

7They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”

III

8Understand, you stupid people! You fools, when will you be wise?

9Does the one who shaped the ear not hear? The one who formed the eye not see?

10 Does the one who guides nations not rebuke? The one who teaches man not have knowledge?

11The LORD knows the plans of man; they are like a fleeting breath.

IV

12Blessed the one whom you guide, LORD whom you teach by your instruction,

13To give rest from evil days, while a pit is being dug for the wicked.

14 For the LORD will not forsake his people, nor abandon his inheritance.

15 Judgment shall again be just, and all the upright of heart will follow it.

V

16Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand up for me against evildoers?

17If the LORD were not my help, I would long have been silent in the grave.

18When I say, “My foot is slipping,” your mercy, LORD, holds me up

19 When cares increase within me, your comfort gives me joy.

VI

20Can unjust judges be your allies, those who create burdens by decree,

21Those who conspire against the just and condemn the innocent to death?

22No, the LORD is my secure height, my God, my rock of refuge,

23 Who will turn back their evil upon them and destroy them for their wickedness.

Surely the LORD our God will destroy them!

Readings from the Book of Truth

2. Without My Light there is nothing but darkness of the soul. No peace. No love. No hope. No Life

June 10th, 2014

My dearly beloved daughter, people may ask why is it important that the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass be retained at all costs? The Mass is the focal point of My Presence – My True Presence in the world. My Presence brings both Life and Light. It will bring Life to the soul and fill it with a unique Grace. It will bring with it Light – My Light – which is more powerful than the sun. A glimmer of My Light is enough to light up a room that is in darkness.  As long as My Holy Eucharist is held in great glory upon the altars of My Churches, there will be life. Without it there will be darkness. When I Am not Present, there is no Light. Without My Light there is nothing but darkness of the soul. No peace. No love. No hope. No Life.

Whatever new rules will be forced upon you in the name of evangelization and modernity, in My Name, know that if My Eucharist is no longer revered, as It should be and as It was meant to be, you can be sure that it will not be long before It will disappear altogether. On the day that this happens there will be a darkness, which will descend upon the Earth. You will not see it, but you will feel it in the cold hearts of men, for by then humanity will have changed. Once My Presence diminishes, the gates of Hell will be opened and the antichrist will take My Place in My Church. It will be he who is not of Me, who will sit on the throne that is rightfully Mine. And it will be before him that My Church will lie prostrate at his feet. That will be the greatest betrayal of Me, your Jesus, since Judas handed Me over to My enemies to be crucified.

It is My Church, which will be persecuted first and those who are weak of faith will pay homage to the beast. It will be those men who will claim to represent My Church – who will crucify Me, once more. When the imposter declares that he is Me, the hours will begin to tick and then with a deafening sound of the skies parting and the peal of thunder, My Return will be made known. The world will then understand the Truth of My Promise to Return to reclaim My Kingdom, finally, and to bring unity to My Church, My True Church – those who remained loyal to Me, through all the trials and tribulations.

Nothing can prevail against My Church, for under My Leadership and direction It will remain impenetrable against the beast and all those traitors who will have betrayed Me for their own gain.

Hear now My Promise. All that I told you would happen will happen.  All that I promised you will be fulfilled. All that is Mine is yours. You all belong to Me. Cling to Me for dear life, for without My Protection, you will fall into error and that would break My Heart. Never forsake Me, for he who hates you. I will never forsake you, because I love you too much. I pull you towards Me and still you withdraw. Why? What are you fearful of? Don’t you know you are of Me and that this is a natural birthright? Lean on Me, My beloved followers, for soon you will feel lost and will not know where to turn. And I will be waiting, to bring you My Love and offer you comfort.

Come. Do not fear Me. I come only with love to bring you My Peace.

My Light brings you sight. My Love brings you hope.

My Heart brings you comfort. My Hands heal you.

My Eyes see you. My Wounds draw you.

My Body feeds you. My Pain is yours. Your pain is Mine.

My Mercy will save you. My Word is your path to My Kingdom.

Your Jesus

3. One third of the earth will be destroyed as the angels pour fire from the four corners of the Heavens

6 July, 2012

My dearly beloved daughter, the time has been set aside so that these, My Holy Messages to the world, are heard by every soul, young and old, throughout each nation.

Many of God’s children will sit up and listen to My instructions if they are given access to these messages.

Know now that changes have already begun as prophesied where the crops will no longer yield their fruit as before and when the seasons will no longer be the same.

These changes are by the Hand of My Eternal Father as He brings in new laws of the earth which no man will fail to notice.

Nothing in the world governed by the laws of nature will remain as they once did.

The seas will rise, the waters will pour, the earth will shake and the soil will become barren.

My Father will impose a great chastisement to stop the spread of sin which is a source of great sorrow for Him.

Those nations which defy His Laws will suffer much. They will soon understand that their sins will no longer be tolerated and they will be punished.

Their punishment is to prevent them from infesting other souls and unless they change their wicked ways they will be forced to do so through divine intervention.

My daughter, you must spread My Word quickly now as The Warning draws closer.

Many nations must be given the Book of Truth so that they can prepare themselves for My Second Coming.

The time for My Second Coming will be after The Warning.

Chastisements, handed down by the angels in Heaven, by the command of My Father, have commenced in stages. These will continue to escalate as sin continues to surge.

The battle has begun and the early stages can be seen in many countries.

You will all bear witness to climate destruction which will rain upon the earth as it groans in pain because of the degradation of sin.

The shaking will increase and nation after nation will suffer according to the stain of sin which corrupts its core.

Leaders who follow the anti-christ will not escape the Eye of My Father and they will be destroyed.

My Father punishes those who lead wicked governments now in order to salvage His children from their wicked grasp.

He will not stand back and watch as these leaders, who follow the anti-christ who remains hidden at this time, destroy His children.

One third of the earth will be destroyed as the angels pour fire from the four corners of the Heavens.

Then many will know that something is wrong and that is caused because of the anger of My Father.

Yet many will still not learn. After the Warning, many will convert. Yet many won’t even when they are all given the proof of the state of their souls.

They will still idolise the false allure which they think the earth has to offer. Only this time their lusts and those material idols they worship will become even more obscene and wicked. All their sins, visible to all those who can see them for what they are, will become so ugly that few of God’s children will be able to bear to watch.

Every abhorrent sin will be publicly displayed with contempt for God.

Every action will degrade the sinner to such depths that they will behave like animals.

All respect for the human body will disappear and every evil lust will be flaunted for the world to see without any shame in their souls.

These are Satan’s prisoners. All of them are children of God but they will lose their souls to the beast.

Chastisements are part of God’s plans to cleanse the earth in order to purify both the sinner and the ground you walk on.

Only when the earth is purified can My Second Coming take place.

Pray, My followers, for the courage and the fortitude to deal with the chastisements.

You must never fear them for you, My army, will pray for those, those nations and help in the purification needed for the conversion of humanity.

The Seal of the Living God will protect each and every one of you.

It is because of the love My Father has for all of His children that he must chastise them for if He doesn’t they will march forward, unwittingly, towards the gates of Hell.

Your Jesus

4. Soon you will see Me in all of My heavenly Glory and then you will finally understand the Mystery of My Divinity

December 22, 2013

My dearly beloved daughter, how the world will soon sit up and acknowledge My Presence. My Presence will be felt in every nation, country and home and no one will deny My Presence, yet some will not want to witness My Intervention. You must all accept that when The Warning takes place, that it is a Great Sign from HeavenIt will confirm the Love, which God has for all of His children.

Your lonely separation from God will come to an end that Day. For those who want the Protection they desire, from the sorrow, which exists in the world today, know this. I will wipe away your tears. Forgive you your sins. I will Bless all of you, including those who will turn their backs on Me, in the hope that they will come running back to Me, so that I can save them.

The world is Mine. God’s children will be gathered together and all of those whose names are in the Book of the Living will be swept up into My Arms. Pray that those who have doubts will be rid of them, that those who are in terrible darkness will ask Me for Mercy and that those who deny Me will finally recognise Me.

You must never allow the detractors of My Holy Word to take you away from Me, your beloved Jesus. Soon you will see Me, in all of My heavenly Glory, and then you will finally understand the Mystery of My Divinity.

Your Jesus

A Tribute to our Guardian Angels – Part I: Angels and the Eucharist

The following is my personal account of what my daughter (about 8 yrs old at the time) relayed to me at Mass one Sunday evening, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Guildford.

We frequently attended this church in approx 2002-03.  St Pat's Church GuildfordWe lived much closer to another church, but travelled the extra distance to this little old church on most Sundays, as the priest and congregation seemed to me, on a whole, fervent and reverent. The Parish priest was Fr. Lou Breslan; a lovely, old priest with thick white hair, an often reddish face and a slight Irish accent. He always chose traditional hymns and, although lacking a formal choir, there were plenty of people who sang them beautifully. Although they cannot be seen in the photo, there were also traditional statues and Stations of the Cross in the church and an old choir loft up some steep steps, where my daughter and I chose to sit. Both levels were crowded, although the choir loft was not uncomfortably so, and we had a good view of the altar and sanctuary from up there.

Just after Holy Communion, my daughter pulled my sleeve and wanted to tell me something but I motioned to her to remain quiet while I finished my prayers of Thanksgiving after Holy Communion. She was really patient and waited without further interruption until I sat down again. Then she whispered to me that she wanted to tell me something but I was not allowed to tell ‘anyone’! She said that during the Consecration on the altar, she had seen lots and lots of angels! I guess you could describe it as a ‘multitude of angels’! They were all around the priest and the Eucharist; on the altar, all around the altar and above it, seemingly intent on the Eucharist. I’m sure they were adoring Our Beloved Saviour, maybe assisting the priest at the Consecration.

I was  amazed and awe-struck, but we didn’t converse further in Church, waiting until we got into the car to go home. I had immediately known that she wasn’t making this up; at least partly by her quiet, serious and almost ‘dutiful’ attitude. Also she had never spoken of seeing anything ‘holy’, or like this, before and has also not experienced any visions like it, in the 15 yrs since.

I couldn’t contain my awe and soon shared this with my mum who also told her brother, my uncle. (They are both believers) My uncle, who was an acolyte, asked her a few theoretical questions, wanting to know what the angels looked like; in particular I recall him asking her whether they had wings or not. She answered that some did and some did not. Her description was somewhat difficult to imagine for someone who has not seen them; she couldn’t really describe the colour of their robes; she said that they appeared to be made of ‘light’.

Anyway, she was very upset with me, unfortunately, for ‘telling nanna and uncle’- although I really didn’t think she would mind me telling nanna and strictly speaking I didn’t actually tell uncle; my mum did! Because she was mad at me for betraying her confidence, I wasn’t supposed to bring it up and mainly just kept the account and pondered it in my heart. I was dismayed to find out that recently, when I brought it up, that she had completely forgotten the experience and can’t remember it at all! She certainly did remember it for a few years, as I did occasionally refer to it, especially when seeking to emphasize the importance of reverence at Mass, but sadly, she seems to have lost the memory sometime, in her teenage years.

Angels at our Grandmother’s House.

I admit that I faintly remember that, as a young child myself (under age 5), I also saw angels, as did my younger sister, at my grandmother’s house, on a regular basis. We took the fact for granted and never spoke of it: the silence was an unwritten rule. I think this was because we  knew, instinctively, that adults wouldn’t believe us anyway, that they couldn’t see them and that we’d probably get spanked for making up stories. We didn’t pay much attention to the angels; we just played in their presence. My grandmother did pray a lot, including the Holy Rosary, and I’m sure her simple but devout faith, and her constant prayers, are the reason that most of her family have Faith today.

Thank You, our Good Lord God for these wonderful creatures that were created to serve You and Your Will (as were we). Holy guardian angels, Holy Arch-angels and Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, pray for us and for our children!