Cardinal George Pell: the torture of solitary confinement

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Our dear Cardinal has already spent nine months in prison. During this time he has not been allowed to say Mass. His appeal to the nation’s High Court has been accepted, but it will be March or April before it is heard. In the meantime he has been returned to prison (without bail) to solitary confinement. Professor Mirko Bagaric, who is director of the Sentencing and Criminal Justice Project at Swinburne University has written about the horrific effects solitary confinement has.

It’s not just jail for George Pell, this is torture

By Mirko Bargaric

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/its-not-just-jail-for-george-pell-this-is-torture/news-story/e09667d1fe3e85a54813f39a0376ed08

12:00AM NOVEMBER 18, 2019

People should be sent to prison as punishment, not for punishment. Research shows that prisoners subjected to long periods of solitary confinement often suffer irreparable long-term mental and physical harm. George Pell is being subjected to modern-day torture by his prison conditions. They are grounds for a strong argument that he should be granted bail pending the outcome of his appeal to the High Court.

Pell has reportedly spent all of the time he has been incarcerated (almost nine months) in solitary confinement at the Melbourne Remand Centre. He is let out of his cell for just an hour a day. That such a high-profile Australian is being subjected to these brutal conditions should be the catalyst we need to start the debate to abolish the use of this form of incarceration for all Australian prisoners.

The main purpose of prison is to protect the community from offenders and to impose punishment commensurate with the seriousness of their crimes. The principal hardship is the loss of ­liberty. Of course, there are incidental hardships that necessarily follow from the loss of liberty, such as the inability to associate with family and friends and severe work and study restrictions.

However, the pain of imprisonment should not extend to deliberately and systematically subjecting prisoners to inhumane conditions that will foreseeably have profound adverse effects on them. Yet this is what hundreds of prisoners experience in Australia. These conditions are either imposed by placing certain prisoners in solitary confinement or, more typically, moving inmates into ­supermax wings, effectively prisons within prisons. There are at least eight of them in Australia.

There is no consistency regarding the daily regimes of prisoners in supermax confinement, but it can include being locked in a cell up to 23 hours a day. When out of their cell they move to what is, in effect, another (larger) cell where they normally have contact with no more than one other prisoner. Often there is no fresh air, direct sunlight or educational facilities, and only limited visiting rights and access to communications.

Prisoners are generally placed in isolation or supermax conditions for disciplinary reasons or supposedly for their own protection, as is the case with Pell.

Studies show supermax confinement — particularly isolation of more than 15 days — has long-term detrimental effects on mental health of prisoners, including insomnia, panic, hallucinations, suicidal impulses, feelings of hopelessness and paranoia. The highest rates of prison suicide and self-harm occur among those in solitary confinement.

When inmates are placed in isolation or supermax units, they are also at risk of physical harm. Lack of exposure to sunlight can cause vitamin D deficiency, making inmates more susceptible to falls and fractures. The near total absence of movement and exercise exacerbates conditions such heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. The physical harm caused by solitary confinement often results in long-term disabilities and additional longer-term healthcare costs. This is especially the case with elderly prisoners. Pell is 78.

Now Pell’s appeal has been referred to the Full Court of the High Court, his prospects of bail are stronger. Appeal bail will be granted only in exceptional circumstances (Marotta v R [1999] HCA) and it is a hard test to satisfy. However, an important relevant factor is whether an acquittal would make the benefit of the acquittal hollow.

It is likely the circumstances of Pell’s confinement have already caused him significant psychological and physical harm. The extent of his suffering is likely to be exacerbated the longer he remains in isolation. That harm is probably irreversible.

The strength of any bail application would be enhanced by the fact there is a reasoned dissenting judgment by Justice Weinberg, and that Pell is not a flight risk.

Supermax and isolation units should be abolished. We can protect prisoners from other prisoners in ways that do not involve barbaric conditions: employ more prison officers. The additional cost would be less damaging than the moral stain stemming from the deliberate infliction of intense, ­unnecessary pain on inmates.

 

Tony M reflects on this news:

“I was shocked to read this article in the Australian Newspaper a couple of days ago. (See above)

Cardinal Pell has always upheld the Authentic Catholic Faith and has paid for it many times along the way. He is a true modern martyr for God and His Church.

His conviction, given that all of the evidence was in his favour….. is the stuff of kangaroo courts.

The suffering this innocent man is now experiencing is unthinkable.

In this…. my home state of Victoria….. it is legal to murder a baby at 9 months in the womb.

It is legal to terminate a life that is no longer seen as useful…..euthanasia.

It is legal, in this country of Australia, for people of the same sex to ‘marry’, something unprecedented in human history!!

And now we have an upright and honorable Prince of our Church locked away in these draconian conditions without a shred of evidence against him.

Our country when I was a child in the 1950’s was a Christian country, and now it has turned against God & His Commandments.

Remember the 10 Commandments are Commandments given to us by our God & Creator for our own good,…… they are not 10 optional requests.

So it is this state of Victoria which is defying God’s laws in so many ways which convicts Cardinal Pell without a shred of evidence.

I can only say we are inviting God’s Justice.

And He is Perfectly Just….. where there is no repentance!!

The books will be balanced on Judgement Day.

Let us all stay in God’s Grace and do His Will every day.

And let us pray and do penance for the conversion of sinners as Our Lady pleaded for us to do when She appeared at Fatima……so that many who are seriously against God now, will repent and be saved!!!

And what an extraordinary example to us all in that, was little St Jacinta Marto, who prayed and performed extraordinary penances for the conversion of sinners after Our Blessed Mother gave her the vision of Hell…. all done before she reached her 10th birthday.

So let us also pray for Cardinal Pell,
that the Lord sustains and consoles him at this time,
and that justice is finally done when his appeal is heard in the High Court.

May God Bless and sustain you also.”

Tony.

Just a reminder ( if you haven’t read our previous posts about Card. George Pell, there is a prophecy about him in the Book of Truth:

My dearly beloved daughter, how My Heart is breaking because of the plight of My sacred servants and the difficult trials which they will have to face because of My enemies. My most esteemed Bishop will be the subject of a terrible miscarriage of Justice. Then, when he has been demonized, many of My sacred servants will be taken to task, should they dare to utter grievances against the new laws, which are not of Me and which they will have to witness being introduced into My Churches.

Read the whole prophecy here:

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1096/

  • P.S. One of these new laws was announced right after his conviction – the laws against the Seal of Confession.

Don’t you know who you are?

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A priest’s thoughts shared by one of his faithful:

”Don’t you know who you are?”

“The above question, probably is never answered correctly: a person might answer with their name, address, parents’ names, job. We know better: we should answer something like this:

My name is…. and I was designed by God Himself before the world was made, so He is my Father, and I resemble Him because He lovingly decided: ‘Let us make. in Our own image”, and later, when He was on earth, He told me to “make your home in Me as I make Mine in you”; then He said:

I will send you another Advocate who will bring all things to your minds whatever I have taught you.” And that Advocate is the Holy Spirit Himself;  so I am a living Home of the Blessed Trinity.”

The priest continues:

“How man has dragged himself down throughout his history! He thinks he’s just a well-developed animal and that death is the end of him; and he’s even thinking that if he can’t enjoy life, then he should call in the euthanasia team.

He doesn’t even know how useful suffering is, indeed, that it was used to give him an eternal future of unimaginable joy; and that even while he is still on earth, God the Holy Spirit can thrill his mind by filling it with heavenly wonders, and fill his will with His Very Own Power to being true happiness to those around him.

What a contrast! Here is man, made “a little less than the angels” grovelling about in the mud of the earth, and wondering why he is not satisfied.

God’s loving choice of each of us hauls us out of the grime and stands us beside Him, to be, with Him,the Light of the world!”

Indeed, we are, in fact, heirs to the Kingdom!

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting Tuesday 11 June, 2019

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Prayer Theme: Protection during the Warning and against the Antichrist

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

Reading from Book of Truth

Message to priests, Bishops and Cardinals about false prophet

7 June 2011 @ 3:50pm

My dearly beloved daughter, you have suffered because the deceiver is tormenting you. You must pray hard to resist his attacks on you. Place all your trust in Me and then let Me deal with these. Instead, you are getting upset, when you must offer this suffering to Me with joy in your heart. If you keep reminding yourself that it is because you are in union with Me that these sufferings come about and that you are truly blessed as a chosen soul, then you will feel differently.

Many of My followers are now beginning to realise what is happening in the world and through the graces of the Holy Spirit they are rising to the challenge of defending My Word. This army of the faithful will become stronger now and will fearlessly lead sinners towards salvation.

My Holy Vicar, Pope Benedict, needs your prayers. Pray for him daily for he needs protection on every level to take him through the torment that lies ahead. It is important that My followers keep alert to any new pope that may come forward for he will not be from God. Please urge all My sacred servants to prepare for the terrible challenges, the most daunting they will ever have to face in their ministry. It will take great courage to stand up to the Truth of My Teachings. So many of My sacred servants are blind to the promises I made, when I said I would come again. When did they think this would be? So used are they to reciting My Teachings that they have forgotten that they may witness these events at any time and, perhaps, even in their own lifetime. For this is one of the greatest challenges today.

If I sent prophets into the world thousands of years ago, then of course, I will send them again in the period to prepare the world for when I will come again.

Wake up to the lessons you teach your congregation. Realise that it is I who speaks to you now. Many will come in My Name, but few will speak the Truth. This Message comes from Me, your Divine Saviour. Pray for the discernment to recognise My True Voice when it is given to you. Open your hearts now and listen to what I have to tell you. The time has come, to inform you, that the prophecies contained in the Book of Revelation are about to unfold before your eyes.

You, My beloved servants, must fight with bravery, through your love for Me, against the obstacles placed by the deceiver that will challenge you to the end of your endurance. You must acknowledge that the false prophet is about to seduce you, charm you, convince you that he represents the Truth. You must now show your allegiance to Me, and My Eternal Father. Please do not despair. For although these events will frighten you and disturb you, your allegiance and loyalty must be to Me.

For the first time in your ministry, your faith will be truly tested now. The Church of Peter is My Church. But when the Keys are handed back to God the Father, which they will be now, the Church becomes part of My Kingdom. I Am the Truth. Follow the Truth at all times.

Pray to Me now, for the graces required to ensure you will rise above the deceit of Satan in time. Otherwise the false prophet will ensnare My beloved children through his charismatic, charmful ways, the ways of the deceiver, with whom he is entangled. Satan will not win over My Church if My servants are alert to the deceit and see it for what it is. A diabolical lie, from which, if you become involved and swear allegiance to this new abomination, there will be no return!

Hear Me now. Turn to Me for guidance and the special graces required to lead My flock back to Me and My Heavenly Father. For when you do, I will bestow such graces that it will not be long before you will find the strength to defend My Word, at all costs.

I love you all and yearn for your support during these end times.
Jesus Christ

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting Thursday 27th September, 2018

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Prayer Theme: Special Graces

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

Readings

Bible: Judges 9: 1-21

BoT:  7th Aug. 2014

BoT: 16th May 2012

Bible Reading

This is the story of a king, who convinced people to anoint him as their king, by using words which gave them a false sense of security. “He is our kin” He was even given 70 pieces of silver, with which he hired outlaws as his followers. He killed his 70 brothers so that they could not be king. The youngest brother denounced them and escaped but who lived in fear of his brother king. This scenario seems all too familiar  with regards to the Church today. (It’s worthwhile to read the rest of the chapter to find out what happens to Abimelech)

Judges 9: 1-21

Abimelech, son of Jerubbaal, went to his mother’s kin in Shechem, and said to them and to the whole clan to which his mother’s family belonged, “Put this question to all the lords of Shechem: ‘Which is better for you: that seventy men, all Jerubbaal’s sons, rule over you, or that one man rule over you?’ You must remember that I am your own flesh and bone.”

When his mother’s kin repeated these words on his behalf to all the lords of Shechem, they set their hearts on Abimelech, thinking, “He is our kin.” They also gave him seventy pieces of silver from the temple of Baal-berith, with which Abimelech hired worthless men and outlaws as his followers. He then went to his father’s house in Ophrah, and killed his brothers, the seventy sons of Jerubbaal, on one stone. Only the youngest son of Jerubbaal, Jotham, escaped, for he was hidden. Then all the lords of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together and made Abimelech king by the terebinth at the memorial pillar in Shechem.

When this was reported to Jotham, he went and stood at the top of Mount Gerizim and cried out in a loud voice:

Hear me, lords of Shechem, and may God hear you!

One day the trees went out o anoint a king over themselves. So they said to the olive tree, Reign over us.’ But the olive tree answered them, Must I give up my rich oil, hereby gods and human beings are honored, and go off to hold sway over the trees?’

10 Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come; you reign over us!’ 11 But the fig tree answered them, ‘Must I give up my sweetness and my sweet fruit, and go off to hold sway over the trees?’

12 Then the trees said to the vine, ‘Come you, reign over us.’13 But the vine answered them, ‘Must I give up my wine that cheers gods and human beings,and go off to hold sway over the trees?’

14 Then all the trees said to the buckthorn, ‘Come; you reign over us!’ 15 The buckthorn answered the trees, ‘If you are anointing me in good faith,to make me king over you, come, and take refuge in my shadow. But if not, let fire come from the buckthorn and devour the cedars of Lebanon.’

16 “Now then, if you have acted in good faith and integrity in appointing Abimelech your king, if you have acted with good will toward Jerubbaal and his house, and if you have treated him as he deserved— 17 for my father fought for you at the risk of his life when he delivered you from the power of Midian, 18 but you have risen against my father’s house today and killed his seventy sons upon one stone and made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the lords of Shechem, because he is your kin

19 if, then, you have acted in good faith and integrity toward Jerubbaal and his house today, then rejoice in Abimelech and may he in turn rejoice in you! 20 But if not, let fire come forth from Abimelech and devour the lords of Shechem and Beth-millo, and let fire come forth from the lords of Shechem and Beth-millo and devour Abimelech.

21 Then Jotham fled and escaped to Beer, where he remained for fear of his brother Abimelech.

Readings from the Book of Truth

My Word, they will say, causes so much offense that it will be deemed to be politically incorrect

August 7, 2014 @ 11:40pm

My dearly beloved daughter were it not for My Patience, My Punishment would be inflicted now upon the unjust who scourge My Church on earth.

The hatred against Christianity is being inflicted upon you in three ways. The first is the global apostasy, which is spearheaded by My nemesis who deceives the world into rejecting all that is of Me and tossing Me onto a wasteland left to rot. The second comes about because of the rationalism and human interference in My Word,spread by scholars of My Word who are not filled with the spirit of Truth but who are, instead, stuffed with self-righteousness, which is fuelled by pride. So well versed do they believe they are in interpreting My Teachings that they will add in new codicils and adjust what I taught to suit their own selfish needs. And then, there are those whose hearts are made of stone – cold, unfeeling and filled with a deep intense hatred for Me and anyone who practices Christianity for all to see.

The influence of the devil is manifested in so many ways that man, alone, will be incapable of withstanding the demands made upon him by all of these three groups who will try to stop him from proclaiming the True Word of God.  My Word, they will say, causes so much offence that it will be deemed to be politically incorrect and so this will be given as the main reason to radically change the face of Christianity. Only the simple, the people whose love for Me is likened to that of little children, will be loyal to Me because the rest will be too busy implementing the changes regarding the interpretation of My Word. And all during this time, the priests whom I have called to bear witness to the Truth will be preparing to preserve the Truth.

To hide the Truth will bring about a terrible darkness. To change it is a mockery of My Crucifixion. To present a substitute for the Truth is to deny Me completely. Yet, the greatest perpetrators will be those who boast of their knowledge of Me – their holiness masks falsities and their words and actions will never draw you to Me for the Holy Spirit will not be present in their souls. When the Holy Spirit is not present they will – these traitors of My Word – draw out the darkness in others who will enthusiastically embrace their lies.  All of these falsities will bear the sign of the evil one – the sin of pride – the doorway into the desert. Once this door opens all other iniquities will flow through and the souls of all those who succumb to the heresy will become barren.

Without the Truth you will live in a world where nothing you hear will bring you peace. Without the Light of My Presence the sun will not shine– it will become dull and languid and then it will become a haze until, by the hand of mortal man, it will fail to bring light so that those who have eyes and who refused to see will no longer see, while those who saw and accepted the Spirit of God will see.

Your Jesus

Set up Prayer Groups devoted to Jesus to Mankind

16 May 2012 @ 5:38pm

My dearly beloved daughter, I must emphasise, to all those who believe in Me, that is important to pray for each of your nations.

To do this effectively you must set up Prayer Groups, devoted to “Jesus to

Remnant Disciples

Mankind”.

Use this group to recite all the Crusade Prayers given to you.

My daughter, Maria, will arrange to have those put up in a way which will allow you to print them off anywhere you are in the world.

Please spread My Holy Word to all members of the clergy. Some will reject My Messages.

Others will embrace them with love in their hearts.

However, for the most part, you will be ridiculed and rejected in My Holy Name.

You will suffer as My apostles suffered and will be made a laughing stock in some quarters of My Church on Earth.

These verbal and abusive insults will be intense and you will be hurt. But, I say this.

Remember the hatred shown to you will prove that it is, indeed I, Your Jesus, speaking to you from Heaven.

For this suffering I will make you rise again and again every time you are kicked to the ground.

I will raise you up and make you stronger than before.

Why do I do this? I do it so that you will become fit and stronger to spread My Holy Word.

For only then will you receive greater Gifts, which I will provide you with through My Holy Spirit.

So rise and move to prepare your nation, so that it will receive the armour it needs to avoid the mark of the beast.

Never forget the importance of the Seal of the Living God.

It will offer you and your family protection, not just in spirit, but a physical protection also.

You are blessed to receive the Seal and it is your duty to ensure that as many of God’s children everywhere receive it.

Remember I stand by all of My followers, every minute and when they carry out My Work, they will receive special Graces to make them brave, strong and determined to save the souls of every man, woman and child in the world.

Your beloved Saviour

 

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting on Wed. 22nd August 2018

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Prayer Theme: Faith, Family, Nations

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

Reading from the Book of Truth

God the Father: Come, follow My Son, along the Path of Truth

February 7, 2013 @ 11:30pm

My dearest daughter, what does it matter that My children so love the good things I provide on earth?

What does it matter that the beautiful world I Created is so loved and admired by My children?

What does it matter that My children love each other and find joy in others?

These are all Gifts from Me, your beloved Father. You must never fear these wonderful Gifts, nor should you feel guilty when they bring you pleasure.

The most important Gift, however, I bring you, is My Love for each of you. This is a unique Love and the love you hold in your hearts, for others, bears only a small resemblance to My Almighty Love.

It is only when you place your love, for these special Gifts, before your love for God, that you will fail to feel peace. So, while  you will find joy in the Gifts I gave to you, they can only be enjoyed properly when they are combined with a pure love of heart for your Creator.

My proof to you of My ever embracing Love was when I sent you My only-begotten Son to free you from sin. He was My greatest Gift and, through Him, you will find eternal life in My New Paradise.

The Path has been carved out for you and it will be shaped carefully, all the way to the Gates of Paradise, through this final Mission from Heaven.

Come, follow My Son along the Path of Truth and allow Him to gather you into a cocoon of safety, through His Great Mercy.

I extend My Sacred Arms and embrace you into the Covenant of My Son, as He prepares the final stages of bringing all of My children home to Me.

Your home will be entwined with Mine. Patience, perseverance, suffering, tears and love for My Son, will all be combined, as you walk this tough path towards Me. Only those strong enough will reach the final steps.

Your beloved Father

God the Most High

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting on Thurs. 21 June, 2018

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Prayer Group Theme: Protection during the Warning and against the antichrist

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

Readings

Bible: Ezekiel 28: 1-10

BoT: 21 Oct. 2011

BoT: 29 Nov. 2013

Reading from the Bible

Ezekiel 28: 1- 10

The Prince of Tyre. The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre: Thus says the Lord GOD: 

Because you are haughty of heart, you say, “I am a god! I sit on a god’s throne in the heart of the sea!”

But you are a man, not a god; yet you pretend you are a god at heart!

Oh yes, you are wiser than Daniel,nothing secret is too obscure for you!
4 By your wisdom and intelligence you made yourself rich, filling your treasuries with gold and silver.

5 Through your great wisdom in trading you heaped up riches for yourself—
   your heart is haughty because of your riches.

6 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:Because you pretend you are a god at heart,

7 Therefore, I will bring against you strangers, the most bloodthirsty of nations. They shall draw their swords against your splendid wisdom, and violate your radiance.
8 They shall thrust you down into the pit:you shall die a violent death
in the heart of the sea.

9 Then, face to face with your killers, will you still say, “I am a god”?
No, you are a man, not a god, handed over to those who slay you.

10 You shall die the death of the uncircumcised handed over to strangers,

for I have spoken—oracle of the Lord GOD.

Readings from the Book of Truth

The Warning is a form of Global Confession

21 Oct. 2011

My dearly beloved daughter, write this. You are now undergoing intense suffering in order to save those souls of darkness who reject Me and My Father.

So closed and hardened are those souls that it will be only be through the prayers of others and the suffering of victim souls that they can be saved, for they will refuse to seek redemption. Their stubbornness will stop them from feeling enough remorse to confess their sins and beg for forgiveness.

The Warning is a form of Global Confession.of their sins, or face rejection. So many souls in darkness will refuse My Hand of Mercy. They will turn away from Me. You, My daughter, along with all My devout followers can help save their souls from eternal damnation.

I would never pressurise My children to suffer in My Name. But for those who offer Me, as a gift, their help through suffering, I can redeem much of mankind.

Suffering comes about from the attacks of Satan, when he torments souls who are close to Me and those who are appointed by Me to lead a holy Mission to convert souls. Know that when these attacks come, you are in union with Me. You will then get to know Me so well. You will know how I feel – My Joy, My Sadness, My Grief, My Pain and the terror when I lose a soul to Satan.

Do not worry. Already, millions of souls have already been saved through these Messages.

The prayers of My devoted army are already mitigating global disasters and the departure of My Holy Vicar from the Vatican. Their obedience in reciting My Divine Mercy Chaplet is saving souls right now.

My daughter, make sure that all My children understand that I speak to all religions and denominations through these Messages. I exclude no one, for they are all children of God. There is only one God and that is My Eternal Father, God of the Most High.

Come together with Me, children, and let us work as one to save My souls all over the world, quickly. By prayer alone you can help Me save the world.

Your Jesus
Saviour of all Mankind

 

Pain, persecution, suffering, ridicule and mockery will always be the lot of those chosen souls of God

November 29, 2013 @ 4:45pm

My dearly beloved daughter, when you question why I, Jesus Christ, would allow suffering in the world, then you should understand the Will of God. Many people suffer in the world and always have done so. Suffering is caused because of the fact that sin creates division amongst men. Sin separates man from God and as such, man will sin against man. I allow suffering because it brings souls closer to Me, through the purification which such souls endure. I do not delight in suffering. Instead, I Am Present in every single soul who has to endure pain and anguish. It is the Will of God that certain souls suffer more than others, because it will be through such victims that other souls, who are less deserving of My Mercy, can be saved.

I suffered willingly, during My Passion but My Pain and Humility defeated much of the power of Satan. Satan can never humble himself, because this is impossible. And so it is through humility, which ensues from the pain of suffering, that souls can dilute his power over others. Pain, persecution, suffering, ridicule and mockery will always be the lot of those chosen souls of God. Such souls are closest to Me and I will use this sacrifice of theirs to draw those other souls, who are most in need of My Mercy, into the refuge of salvation.

This lesson is very difficult for all of you who love Me and it may seem unfair. But know that suffering brings you even closer to Me and that it will yield for you Eternal Life with Me in Paradise. Never blame God for the suffering in the world, for it was caused, in the first instance, by the downfall of the human race, when God’s children succumbed to the sin of pride. 

Pride is the root of all sin and it is the cause of much of the suffering in the world. Pride leads to every other sin and this then creates division in the world and a lack of justice. Be assured that very soon the world will finally understand the true meaning of the Will of God. By then, the will of man will bow in deference to the Holy Will of My Father. Until that day comes, when man rids himself of pride and humbles himself before the Lord God, the Most High, there can be no end to suffering.

When the world finally accepts the Truth and the Promise made by Me to come again, I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. I will raise the living and the dead in glory and they will reign in great splendor in the New Heaven and the New Earth, when the two will become one in Me. When you endure suffering, be at peace, as it will end soon.

Your Jesus

Easter Sunday Conversion from Good Friday Graces

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Recently mum re-posted a series of messages that Jesus gave about Good Friday. In one of them, He said that great graces will be given on this day for non-believers to convert; if they just open their heart for one day.

 The time has come for all of you to open your hearts to Me, for just one day, to enable Me to fill you with special graces. These graces will now be bestowed on those of you who have forgotten that I Exist, as the time draws nearer to Good Friday. (14 April 2011 @ 11:00am)

That reminded of a story, yet to be shared here by me; where the most amazing and wonderful thing happened in my family.

On Good Friday of 2014, that very prophecy came true

I had been praying Crusade Prayers for a few years and my prayers for my mother-in-law, in particular, increased around Christmas time in 2013. She was terminally ill and I desperately longed for her conversion to Our Lord. For Christmas, I made 10 Mass offerings because I could not think of anything a dying person would need more than that. Those Masses were for her conversion.

By Holy Week, she was hospitalized for a downhill turn and then stabilized, having had a drip put in. Her condition was being managed and she was always grateful to have visitors.

I prayed very earnestly that Good Friday that I would be able to share the faith with her and that she would start to believe and trust in God. I started the “Novena of the Chaplet of Mercy” on Good Friday because it is a very powerful prayer and I believe in all it’s promises.

I participated in the “Stations of the Cross” on Good Friday morning. Knowing I had to speak to her that day, I thought ‘I wish I had a holy card of Jesus Divine Mercy image to take with me’.

But all the shops were closed on Good Friday and there was no piety store at the Chapel. ‘Where would I get one now? If only I’d been better prepared!

After we had finished our devotions, while leaving the Chapel, a little old Italian lady followed, waving something at me. “Here! Here! Would you like one of these?” In her hand was a small pile of Jesus Divine Mercy images and she was offering me one (and anyone who would take them!) I knew it was Providence. I was so grateful! I now had something to take so that my mother-in-law had something to meditate upon, something that could be used to start a conversation and something that might console her.Divine Mercy.jpg

I then drove to the hospital to visit and to sit and talk with her a while. I felt brave, impelled by a sense of urgency as, at each turn, we worried whether she would make it out of hospital this time.

So when I sat by her side, I talked with her about what God the Father and Heaven is like. For the first time ever, in the 20 years I had tried to talk to her about matters of faith, I saw her face light up and saw her really listen. It was clear she had opened her heart that day to receive what I had to share. I sensed the difference in her reception. I knew she responded differently; she marvelled at what I said! And told me that I made a very good teacher and that I should be a scripture teacher! I chuckled because I knew it wasn’t my work, but the Lord’s! The right words just seemed to come out as I spoke.

As I spoke, I heard a rustle, sensed someone present and then noticed the silhouette of a person hovering just outside her curtain, which was drawn for some privacy, in the busy 4 person hospital ward. I sensed the person “waiting”. So I paused after a couple of sentences and asked if they needed to come in. Nurses often came and go checking blood pressure etc. so I deduced that it was probably a nurse waiting to do observations.

“Oh don’t mind me, I’m just loitering,” he said (through the curtain).

“You can listen if you like!” I warmly offered, as it was obvious that’s what he’d been doing. I’m not sure if he was a nurse or a janitor; he wore a uniform. He then went away. I said a silent prayer for him.

At the end of our conversation I gave her the image for her consolation; to meditate upon and to relieve her fears. She accepted the small holy card gratefully but even more, my words.

I sensed a change in her that day; a turning and an opening of heart. This was a fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy about receiving special graces on Good Friday and particularly in relation to the Novena of Divine Mercy.

Then the next day (Holy Saturday) she had a bad turn again and lost the power to speak. She was very frightened by this.

Early Easter Sunday morning, she regained her speech and the first thing she did was tell her youngest son to call the priest. She wanted to become Catholic and receive all the blessings of Faith! He rang me. “Can you get Father R?” Imagine me trying to get a priest to the hospital on Easter Sunday!! It sounded impossible. I messaged our priest and jumped in the shower, not expecting a reply. He would be at Mass for sure. It was about 9am. When I got out, I read that he was on his way! Before I could even get to the hospital, he had completed all the rites of initiation. She had been baptized Presbyterian so that day she made her First Confession, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick and First Holy Communion. He then left just as quickly as he arrived. An Easter Sunday conversion! What a miracle!

Afterwards, the whole family arrived, being called to her bedside, as she appeared to be very unwell; barely able to talk or breathe. So we gathered around her bedside.  She then called up all her children one by one, from eldest to youngest. Another surprise was in store from the Holy Spirit.

She called the eldest, her daughter first. “I want you to become Catholic.”

“No mum, I’m not going to do that.”

Undeterred, she continued, AND I want you to baptize your children.”

Next, she called her eldest son, gave the same imperatives and received the same replies, and the next son followed, right down to the fourth child, the youngest, who finally said “Yes, mum” because he never said no to his mum. She kept repeating her wish regardless of their answers because she knew what had to be done.

For myself, I had tried to do what Jesus’ message said:

“My children, use Holy Week to remind all of the Sacrifices I made for sinners.”

My mother-in-law was one of the people that Jesus talks about who had ‘forgotten that He exists’. She hadn’t meant to. She had had a hard life; without ‘rich soil’.

These graces will now be bestowed on those of you who have forgotten that I Exist, as the time draws nearer to Good Friday”.

I told her to talk to God in her own words (like the message says) and to pray for others.

“As the time for the powerful Novena of the Divine Mercy draws close, this time will be used to flood your souls with a special Gift from Me. Do now as I say, and pray in your own words, to Me today. The graces I will give you will not only bring you closer to My Sacred Heart, but will fill you with the Holy Spirit”.

She told me about a dream she had; she felt she needed to save 3 children who were in danger. She didn’t know who they were and was really worried about them. It was a recent dream because it was playing on her mind and she asked me about it. I told her that she may have had the dream because God wants her to pray for them; in order to save them. I explained that the danger may be spiritual, although it felt physical. This was a new idea to her; that she could offer prayers for the salvation of others. I am not sure if I also talked to her about offering her sufferings at that time, but at some stage I did. Gradually in little bits, she learnt what was needed about seeking and giving forgiveness and offering prayer.

These prophetic commands to her children, and her own conversion, were the result of the great graces received on just one Good Friday, making it the most joyful Easter ever!

She also recovered unexpectedly and remarkably well because of the Anointing of the Sick (as Catholics often do) and lived for 7 more blessed months. One of her last acts as a Catholic was to make a good Confession shortly before she died. She died just before Christmas and I believe is now counted among the holy souls, or even the saints in heaven.

And just so you know about the youngest son, he has not ‘turned Catholic’ yet, but after many hardships and by yet another miraculous grace, he and his wife received their first child in to the world, recently. And later this month, I am to be her God-Mother.  🙂

True story by Donna Liane.

The Quotes mentioned in the above testimony are from:

Message 0062 on the 14 April 2011 @ 11:00am

“Special Graces promised for Calling on Jesus for just One Day”

My beloved daughter, thank you for devoting more time to this most Sacred Work. The time has come for all of you to open your hearts to Me, for just one day, to enable Me to fill you with special graces. These graces will now be bestowed on those of you who have forgotten that I Exist, as the time draws nearer to Good Friday.

As the time for the powerful Novena of the Divine Mercy draws close, this time will be used to flood your souls with a special Gift from Me. Do now as I say, and pray in your own words, to Me today. The graces I will give you will not only bring you closer to My Sacred Heart, but will fill you with the Holy Spirit.

Pray My Novena from Good Friday and include as many souls as you can and I will save every single one.

For those of you who fall back, even after devotion to Me, I will lift you up again and again. Never be afraid to turn back to Me if you stray. I will never forsake those who keep coming back to Me. As sinners, this will tend to happen. Never fear, I Am standing next to each of you ready to embrace you every time. Sin can be forgiven. Never feel guilty for sin if you need to turn to Me to ask for forgiveness. I Am always there.

My children, use Holy Week to remind all of the Sacrifices I made for sinners. My Compassion is still strong. It has never diminished for souls, even those whose sins cause Me deep offence. If a soul seeks forgiveness, then that sin will be banished.

My Novena of Divine Mercy will instill the most powerful graces when recited from Good Friday in the lead up to the Feast of Mercy nine days later. By reciting this you will not only save your own souls but millions of others. Do this for Me.

Your ever-loving and loyal Divine Saviour,
Jesus Christ.

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