How Lepanto Teaches Us to Confide in Our Lady

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This is an interesting article from TFP, shedding new light on the historic Battle of Lepanto and its relevance for us today. It is written by a descendant of Saint Louis IX : Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza.

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How Lepanto Teaches Us to Confide in Our Lady

How Lepanto Teaches Us to Confide in Our Lady

When considering the present chaos today, the first word that comes to mind is Lepanto. We need to remember Lepanto because this great battle is a lesson for our time.

This is the 450th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. It was the famous sea battle off the coast of Greece on October 7, 1571. The outnumbered forces of Christendom faced the mighty Turkish fleet.

This battle is both similar and different to the fight of our days. Looking at the crisis inside society and the Church, we can easily see the parallels.

Similarities Between Our Battles and Lepanto

The future of Christianity depended upon the results of Lepanto. Today, our Catholic future depends upon our fight to defend what little remains of the Faith against the Revolution.

The hatred that drives the left’s fight against the remnants of Christian civilization today is the same hatred that sought to destroy Christendom back in the sixteen century.

In Lepanto, the defenders of the Church had to fight indifference, inertia and even betrayal by those who put their interests and pleasures ahead of those of Christ. Today, we also face apathy, lethargy and betrayal by those who have the most to lose from not fighting.

The Great Disproportion

There are also differences between Lepanto and us.

The biggest difference is that the enemies of Christianity today are much greater than those at Lepanto. The enemies are everywhere inside all fields of society.

As Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira says in his magisterial book, Revolution and Counter-Revolution, we face a Revolution that is universal, one, total, dominant and processive.

And our forces are much, much smaller. We are a Counter-Revolution that is not proportional to the dominating enemy. We do not have the overwhelming power and clout that the other side has.

The Scourge of Human Respect

The second difference is that the heroes of Lepanto enjoyed the praise and applause of Catholics everywhere. Everyone was praying for their success. However, we face opposition both inside and outside the Church. We must confront the world, the flesh and the devil in all their Revolutionary manifestation. We face ridicule, indifference and scorn.

Human respect causes people to worry about what others think about them. Thus, people refuse to protest blasphemy or pray in the public square because they fear public scorn.

As a result, Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira said that it takes much more courage today to go to the hostile streets than it did to fight amid the glorious acclaim of Lepanto.

The Crisis in the Church

The third difference is the heroes at Lepanto did not have to face the severe crisis inside the Church. They had at their head a saint. Pope Saint Pius V organized the forces against Islam. What a difference from our situation today.

Today, we face the persecution of the shepherds who should be protecting us as we fight against the Church’s greatest enemies, including Islam. We face the tragedy of shepherds that help the cause of the other side against us.

Never has the Church faced such a situation. This plight is why we must look to Lepanto because it has a lesson for us in the face of impossible situations. This final outcome will give us the courage to forge ahead.

The Miracle at Lepanto

Consider what happened at the battle of Lepanto.

The two fleets met and then interlocked. The sea became one enormous floating battlefield with soldiers fighting and dying on the decks of ships.

Because the Catholic fleet was outnumbered, the outcome of the battle was in doubt. It seemed that all was lost, and the Catholic cause was in danger of being overwhelmed. Their situation was desperate. But still, they fought on.

Modern progressivist Catholic sources do not mention a crucial fact that happened at the height of the battle. However, some ancient Muslim sources do tell of an extraordinary event.

Suddenly, when least expected, these Muslims reported seeing a lady dressed as a queen in the sky, gazing at them with such a terrifying look that they lost courage and fled.

The Need to Confide in Our Lady

This fact has a valuable lesson for us. When everything seems lost, we need to trust in Our Lady.

We serve the same queen that won the battle at Lepanto. We can win today if we trust in her. She can turn the most desperate situations into victory. She will turn our present chaos into the triumph of her Immaculate Heart promised at Fatima!

The Greatest Heroism of Lepanto

Commenting on the Lepanto victory, Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliviera said the greatest heroism of those fighting at Lepanto was not fighting the Turks. That took a lot of courage, but all battles take courage.

In his opinion, the greatest heroism of those Catholics was the heroism of believing that the battle would be won by Our Lady when everything seemed lost.

That act of confidence was an act of fidelity in which the interior voice of grace invited each one to confide and pray that she would give the victory.

And she gave a spectacular victory beyond all expectations!

The noted Catholic thinker said that sometimes “the good cause throughout History finds itself in a situation similar to the Catholic heroes at Lepanto. Humanly speaking, everything seems lost, but Our Lady puts a hope in our souls that she will win the battle for the greater glory of God.”

Trusting in the Voice of Grace

True heroism means trusting in this voice. We must be faithful to this voice of grace that brings us all together here.

When tempted not to believe, we must reply: “The worse it becomes, the closer we are to her intervention. Our Lady does not lie. This voice that speaks within me is her voice!”

When discouraged by the intensity of the fight around you, think of Lepanto. Listen to the voice of grace and go ahead. Believe in our modern Lepanto, a battle a million times more desperate which only increases our certainty of victory.

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting on Thursday 23rd November, 2017

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Prayer Theme: Protection during the Warning and protection from the   antichrist

Readings:

Bible: Psalm 108

BoT:  30th Nov. 2012

BoT: 13th April. 2013

Bible Reading:

1. Psalm 108:

A song; a psalm of David. 2 My heart is steadfast, God; my heart is steadfast.Let me sing and chant praise.

3 Awake, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn. 4 I will praise you among the peoples, LORD; I will chant your praise among the nations.

5 For your mercy is greater than the heavens; your faithfulness, to the skies. 6 Appear on high over the heavens, God;your glory above all the earth.

7 Help with your right hand and answer us that your loved ones may escape.

8 God speaks in his holiness:“I will exult, I will apportion Shechem;

the valley of Succoth I will measure out. 9 Gilead is mine, mine is Manasseh;

Ephraim is the helmet for my head, Judah, my scepter.10Moab is my washbowl;

 upon Edom I cast my sandal; I will shout in triumph over Philistia.”

11. Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me into Edom?

12. Was it not you who rejected us, God? Do you no longer march with our armies?

13. Give us aid against the foe; worthless is human help.

14 We will triumph with the help of God, who will trample down our foes.

Readings from the Book of Truth

2. When the freedom to speak is taken away, the Truth is hidden

November 30, 2012 @ 3:55pm

My dearly beloved daughter, the prophecies, when the freedom of nations, which allows them to speak without shackles ends, are about to be revealed.

In My Message to you on 01 January 2011, I told you that the voice of the people through the media would be hidden from mankind and taken away.

When the free voice of the media is silenced then you know that you are living in a dictatorship.

Many changes are being forced upon nations through the control of the media. When the freedom to speak is taken away, the Truth is hidden. Then nation after nation will be fed with lies dictated by pagans.

The Book of Truth is being given to the world so that humanity can feel the Love of God and be guided towards the Truth so that they will find freedom.

Freedom to make your own choice is being taken away by the elite group. You are like lambs being led to the slaughter and many of you will be led astray and will become blind to the Truth.

Freedom is a Gift given to every man by God Who respects the free will of His children.

Through your free will you will make many choices: some of these choices are frowned upon by My Father, yet, He never interferes with your free will for He cannot nor will He ever take this away from you.

Slaves of Satan will always attack your free will. They do this by tempting nations to take away the freedom of those over whom they rule. They do this for many reasons.

One reason is to make slaves of you for their own selfish gain. The second is to control the growth of their populations. The third reason is to wipe out all traces of God.

Since My Death on the Cross, this plan has been witnessed in many countries. Yet the western world managed to remain as free from dictatorship as possible. This will now all change.

Each nation will be taken over by another. They will fight amongst each other for power. Many nations will begin to introduce laws, which amount to communism.

Then there will come a time when the Red Dragon and the Bear will control all, but many people will not realise this because much of this dictatorship will be hidden from public eyes.

Know this. When attempts to wipe out the Name of God take root, and you become slaves to lies, then the Hand of My Father will strike.

One third of the world will be wiped out and Divine Intervention will continue until the last day.

To mitigate the evil laws, which will be introduced into your countries, where the Truth will be hidden from you, you must recite this Crusade Prayer (87) to protect nations from evil.

Crusade Prayer (87) Protect our Nation from Evil

O Father, on behalf of Your Son save us from communism.
Save us from dictatorship.
Protect our nation against paganism.
Save our children from harm.
Help us to see the Light of God.
Open our hearts to the Teachings of Your Son.
Help all Churches to remain true to the Word of God.
We beg you to keep our nations safe from persecution.
Dearest Lord, look upon us with Mercy no matter how we offend You.
Jesus, Son of Man, cover us with Your Precious Blood.
Save us from the snares of the evil one.
We implore you, dear God, to intervene and stop evil from engulfing the world at this time. Amen.

Pray, pray, pray for the Heart of My Father is broken at the speed in which sinful laws are being brought before every nation on earth at this time on earth.
Hope, pray and trust in Me so that this devastation can be diluted.

Pray that as many of God’s children as possible will keep their eyes open at all times and that they remain loyal to the Truth of the My Teachings.

Your Jesus

3. The Catholic Church is now about to enter the worst persecution in its history

April 13, 2013 @ 11:50pm

My dearly beloved daughter, I wish to give encouragement to all of you who believe in Me and My Messages contained within this Book – The Book of Truth.

When man follows Me and offers himself to Me, he must emulate all of My Traits. This means that he must love all in My Name and treat every man as he would expect to be treated himself. However, when you truly abandon yourself into My Care, you will suffer for this. You will be treated with cruelty and every attempt will be made to pour scorn upon you.

I say this to all of God’s children and to Christians, in particular, for your load is the heaviest. I call out to all of those in the world who believe in Me, irrespective as to whether or not they believe that I speak to them through these Messages.

Christians will always be targeted by those who want to change God’s Laws to fit into their sinful pursuit of pleasure and selfish desires. The Catholic Church is now about to enter the worst persecution in its history and it will be turned upside down and inside out. The attack has been planned for decades and carefully constructed. How the saints in Heaven weep at the catastrophic events which will now unfold at a speed which will shock even those who do not believe in these Messages.

Confusion will result, as many sacred servants will become powerless as everything they held dear will be questioned and then overturned. They will be challenged and bullied in My Name from within their own ranks.

To those of you who are loyal to My Church on earth, I urge you to be vigilant and to uphold My Teachings if you wish to stay true to Me.  You must never accept anything other than the Truth you have been taught. Soon you will feel very alone and My poor sacred servants will become distressed for their loyalty to Me and to the Church laid down by Peter will be pulled from under them.

To all those who are traditional loyal Christians, you must stay firm and you must not accept any attempt to encourage you to abandon your faith.   You will be pushed to one side and forced to agree to educate your children in a false doctrine, not of God.

These events will now commence and I warn you of these in order to guide you. Anyone who accuses Me, through this Mission, of encouraging souls to desert My Church on earth does not understand My Instructions. I Am simply asking you to remain loyal to My Teachings when you will find that you are forced to accept a new version of the Church. This new version will not ever be accepted in the Eyes of God.

Your Jesus