Easter 2020 begins with terrible Lunar omen over Rome

We have been warned to look for “signs in the skies”

Joel 2:31 

“The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.”

Luke 21:25 

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,”

Om March 21, 2020,  we wrote about  an unusual star in the heavens: Read it here: https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2020/03/21/signs-in-the-sky-past-and-present/

Bro. Alexis writes about another sign

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Easter 2020 begins with terrible Lunar omen over Rome

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

I was the witness of an terrible omen last night, shortly after Midnight. At about 12:30 A.M., as I left the piazza of Santa Maria Maggiore, I saw the waning moon rise, colored to the color of blood.

In the Book of Joel (2:31) and the Book of Revelations (6:12) the ominous sign of the end times is that the “moon will turn to blood”.  The precise meaning of this biblical phrase is uncertain. Saint Peter (Acts 2:20), on Pentecost Day, referred to the prophecy of Joel as being fulfilled by the Descent of the Holy Spirit. But the Fathers of the Church refer the passage in the Book of Revelations to the punishments which God will meet out to the Church of the Antichrist and his followers.

One Catholic explanation of why the Moon turning to blood is a sign of the Apocalypse is this: that just as the Moon turns red during a lunar eclipse, when it is blocked by the Earth from receiving the full light of the Sun, so when the Mediation of Our Lady — who is likened to Her Son, Jesus Christ, as the Moon is to the Sun — comes to an end (that is, is no longer able to withhold the heavy arm of God’s justice, as She warned at La Salette), the full wrath of the Divine Justice will burst upon this world, ushering in the events foretold by the Apostle Saint John in the Book of Revelations.

Astronomers generally consider the reference to the moon turning to blood as that to a Lunar Eclipse. I have used as the featured image, above, just such a photograph, taken by Alfredo Garcia, Jr. on Sept. 27, 2015. I tried to take a photograph, but the camera I had in hand could not resolve the color or size of the moon well enough to to make it worthy.

The only thing is, according to astronomers THERE WAS NO LUNAR ECLIPSE on April 12, 2020! As you can see from this link, the total lunar eclipses for 2020 A. D., are January 10-11 and June 5-6. There will be prenumbal  or partial lunar eclipses on July 4-5 and November 29-30. So astronomically, what I saw was impossible.*

The skies at Rome today and yesterday were both clear, and there are no wild fires burning to the East of Rome, so meteorologically it is hard to explain. See a discussion of the colors of the Moon, here. I did not see a yellow moon, I saw a very deep orange.

However, divine omens do not require a miraculous intervention. They can have natural explanations. What makes them omens of God’s indignation is that they occur at precise moments in human history or in the Liturgical calendar.

The fact that the Paschal Moon rose just after Midnight, over Rome, Italy, colored blood red, therefore, in my opinion, is a terrible sign of God’s Wrath. I think it is because the Vatican ordered Easter not to be celebrated this year with His faithful and because so many of the clergy, forgetting Jesus Christ completely, obeyed the Anti-pope Bergoglio.

 

 

 

How to pray — Part II

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How to pray — Part II

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

In the first article in this series I spoke about the material preparations for prayer. In this article, I will speak on the correct manner to say vocal prayers.

Vocal prayer, what is it?

Vocal prayer is prayer which is made through the instrumentality of words. This is the most common prayer. Indeed, most everyone thinks this is the only kind. I will explain why that is not so, in subsequent articles, but for now, let us speak about prayers which are expressed in words.

Vocal prayer can be in any language, whether you understand the language or not. If you do not understand the language, but you use those words to pray, the efficacy of your prayer depends upon your intentions and dispositions alone. Not on whether you pronounce that foreign language correctly or know what it means. It suffices to know its an approved prayer.

What makes a vocal prayer efficacious?

This was the first lesson in prayer which I had as a boy. My mom taught me how to say the Rosary, and suggested I say it every night. I said it for a whole month I think, and then one night my Mom had time to say it with me again. I found that I was saying it all wrong, and being very stupid I gave up saying the Rosary, because I thought my prayers were worthless if I did not do it perfectly and, since I realized I could not understand how to do that, I did not see the point in praying.

Years later, when speaking with my Confessor, he explained to me how wrong that reaction was. He was an old priest of the Missionary Order of the Holy Ghost Fathers, from whence came Archbishop Lebfevre. He explained that God rewards the intention. If we persevere and are humble, it does not matter even if we make mistakes out of ignorance. Because God looks first to the hearts and He rewards humility and zeal.

What does it mean, then, for a prayer to be efficacious?

Hence, it is important to understand that a prayer is efficacious in the sense that the praying of the prayer, not the prayer itself. A prayer written on paper or on your computer screen or cellphone display is simply words. But prayed it becomes a voice raised to God or the Saints.

Praying is efficacious when we pay attention to it. Just like your father it not apt to grant you any special request when you make it while engaged in watching your favorite TV program while he is trying to work at his desk, so your prayers to God require that you put yourself in the proper dispositions and present yourself to God in a manner pleasing to Himself.

I explained this in Part I, as regards Confession and being in the state of grace. But more than that is required for your prayers to be heard by God and for you to obtain the infusion of sanctifying grace and virtue, the grant of actual graces and favors, and the light to know, discern, recognize what you are and are not to do in serving God and fulfilling your duties or caring for those around you.

Pay Attention if you want God to pay attention to you

The most important requirement when you actually begin to pray is that you pay attention. This is overlooked in so many manuals of prayer, that it is astounding. God loves the humble, and humility requires that you pray in such a way as to show that you really mean what you say and you say really what you mean. And this requires attention.

It is very wrong to let vocal or oral prayer, as it is also called, become something which you chant over and over, but do not pay attention to the words, allowing your heart and mind to wander to your vain cares or worries or vain hopes.

Rather, the words you say aloud or silently must be willed by you with your whole heart and mind and spirit. You must not let their recitation be something in the background of your mind, nor something flying overhead like music, listened to, but they must be like the horse you ride and direct pulling the reins this way and that to arrive where you want.

Let me give an example, with the Our Father.

Praying the Our Father with attention, or efficaciously

Begin with the sign of the Cross, if you have not already done so.

Our Father, who art in Heaven….

The Saints urge us when we say these words, to look up to the Heavens. That is why it is so much more inspiring to do this outdoors or in a Church where Heaven is depicted high above, where our yes can focus.

But we should say the words, Our Father, with love and affection and confidence, recognizing that God as Our Father and Creator and Redeemer has truly a great desire that we speak with Him and talk to Him and ask Him for needs.

Hallowed be Thy Name.

Here, when saying these words our hearts should expand and our wills should surge in consent, that God’s Name be always held Holy and that His Dignity and Majesty be revered and respected by all.

Thy Kingdom come!

In this prayer we express our will to be loyal subjects of God’s Kingdom in Heaven and on Earth, and to see that Kingdom defended, grow and spread. We should say this prayer with much more enthusiasm than soccer fans or football fans shout out those words they usually shout urging their team to victory. It is really silly that modern man has more zeal at sporting events for their local team, that Christians have when they say these words.

Thy Will be done!

In this prayer, we submit our wills to God. We should say these words with profound humility and a spirit of sorrow for having failed to do the will of God perfectly, but with a profound penitence that we are now resolved to do that Will. And also with the desire to obtain the grace of God to do it, recognizing that without that grace we are not capable of doing it.

On earth as it is in Heaven.

With these words we should look to the Angels and Saints in Heaven and aspired to serve God as they serve Him. Nothing less. By this prayer we are to reject the imitation of any limited human examples of serving God and aspired to imitate the greatest examples which are the Saints in Heaven. We expressly reject the idolatry of earthly gurus, here.

Give us this day, our Daily Bread.

With these words, we begin the Petitions of the Our Father, that is, the requests. First we ask for all that is necessary for body and soul. Here the words daily bread refer to both, the first under the common metanym for food, bread. The second under the signification of the Most Holy Eucharist. This petition therefore is a Spiritual Communion, and while saying it we should understand that we are asking Lord Jesus Christ to enter our hearts and nourish them.

And forgive us our trespasses.

With these words we make a spiritual confession. And we should say them with a most profound humility and sorrow for our own personal sins, recognizing that they are not simply failings, mistakes, errors or deficiencies, but that they are sins, which we need to confess to God and in confession, when they are mortal.

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

Here, we should forgive all our enemies from our hearts, recognizing that if we want great mercies from God, we need to grant mercy to those around us. Catholics have fallen into the worst habit of never admitting they were wrong or asking forgiveness. This prayer should be a confession that we will now undertake such a life.

And lead us not into temptation.

Here the Greek original and the Latin mean, and put us not to the test. This is because temptatio in Latin means a test. And the good monks of Britain loved Latin so much, they kept the word in English, though not all us are well schooled enough to know its meaning. I do not fault the monks, I fault our modern Church catechetical programs for not teaching us English.

But the prayer when prayed should be a supplication, a humble request, that God avert from us His anger and that we return to His paths, because of our selves we will fail the test, since the proud man is without the grace to stand, but the humble man walks always at the Lord’s side.

But deliver us from evil.

Here the Greek and the Latin say, from the Evil one. That is from the Father of Lies, Satan. But the English expands this, because the prayer not only should be said with the intention of not falling into the power of the Devil through sin, but suffering from the punishments for sin, which are the only true evils in this world. We also pray here to be delivered from the grasp and will of wicked men. And this petition, which is last, is the one most necessary in the present times.

Amen!

This Hebrew word means, Let is be so! It is the assent to all which has been said. And we should never omit it, but say it with firm resolve.

Praying with Attention requires discipline

Praying with attention requires just as much discipline of the mind and heart as standing at attention required of a soldier when he is on parade or subject to review by his Commanding General. We should pray the Our Father with infinitely more care, without obsessing with our failures, but returning to saying the prayer. That is why Saint Francis has us his friars say this prayer 72 times daily. Because he knew that we simple minded men need to practice to get it right and to train ourselves in doing it correctly, but also because the ones we say rightly make up for the ones we say badly.

For these reasons, I included 72 Our Fathers in the Perpetual Supplica because so many of us do not know how to pray, and we need to practice doing it rightly on a daily basis.

But above all, keep in mind the great things you can obtain by prayer

It is important, obviously, to be motivated to pray. Here is a short excerpt from Saint Peter of Alcantara, a great Franciscan Saint, and spiritual director to Saint Teresa of Avila, to motivate you in praying. He is quoting the Franciscan Doctor of the Church, Saint Bonaventure:

“If you would suffer patiently the adversities and miseries of this life, be a man of prayer.  If you would gain power and strength to overcome the temptations of the enemy, be a man of prayer.  If you would mortify your will with all its affections and lusts, be a man of prayer.  If you would understand the cunning devices of Satan, and defend yourself against his deceits, be a man of payer.  If you would live joyfully, and with sweetness walk in the path of penitence and sorrow, be a man of prayer.  If you would drive out the troublesome gnats of vain thoughts and cares from your soul, be a man of prayer.  If you would sustain your soul with the richness of devotion, and kept it ever full of good thoughts and desires, be a man of prayer.  If you would strengthen and confirm your heart in the pilgrimage with God, be a man of prayer.  Lastly, if you would root out from your soul every vice and in their place plant the virtues, be a man of prayer, for in this is obtained the unction and grace of the Holy Spirit who teaches all things.

“And besides all this, if you would climb to the height of contemplation, and delight in the sweet embraces of the Bridegroom, exercise yourself in prayer, for this is the way by which the soul mounts up to contemplation and to the taste of heavenly things.

“You see, then, of how great virtue and power is prayer, and for proof of all that has been said (to say nothing of Holy Scripture) let this now be sufficient assurance that we have seen and heard, and see, day by day, many simple persons who have attained to all these things above mentioned and to others greater, through the exercise of prayer.”

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

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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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Dear Priests: Switch your allegiance from where you are not wanted to where you belong!

A Letter to Priests

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Dear Priests of the Catholic Church,

“A horrible deception has fallen upon the Bishops of the world. They are in a panic and no longer acting as shepherds but sheep. Their Pastor is no longer Jesus Christ, but the voices of this world.And so great is the diabolic delusion which has come upon them and taken hold of their minds and souls, that they have ordered you to stop being a priest! I hope you can see now, that there are 2 Churches. One of the Light and One of  Darkness.   

 

This Church of Light has as its visible head on earth, Pope Benedict XVI, who never renounced according to the requirement of the law of Pope John Paul II, and who is thus and has always been the Vicar of Jesus Christ.  He has not shut the churches, He has not ordered you to stop being a priest, He has not said you should give the Holy of Holies to public sinners, He has not blasphemed God, He has not denigrated Our Lady, He has not rewritten the Our Father, He has not offered latria to a demon in the Vatican Gardens or Saint Peter’s Basilica, He is not a disciple of George Soros or Barrack Obama.

Return to Pope Benedict XVI and to the Church of the Light. That way you will have the Divine Authority to take any action you think best to reboot the Catholic Church in your town.  I say, “reboot”, because the word “Church” in the Bible, “ecclesia” in Greek or “qahal” in Hebrew, means coming together. When the Church no longer comes together, the Church no longer exists. And this cannot happen without a Priest to lead them.

So since the Church of Darkness, overcome by the darkness of the world, has ordered itself to cease to exist, there is really nothing more for you to do, but sign up back with the Church of Light, which has not succumbed, but is just in need of a massive influx of Vineyard workers.

… I am not asking you to be a hero. But I am asking you to remember who you are and to be that! And in times of total chaos, you have the right to act, because

The Salvation of Souls is the supreme law of the Church, canon 1752.”

 

Read the whole article at:

https://fromrome.info/2020/03/20/dear-priests-switch-your-allegiance-from-where-you-are-not-wanted-to-where-you-belong/

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor: Closing the Churches is killing priests!

We don’t have a choice but watch this evil endgame play out.

The government has spoken now everyone (like good citizens) do our bit. We stay home, we obey. The church does its bit to interpret the government directives. This week has been very uncertain, as each diocese has issued new directives. Each diocese is a little different. Masses can’t have more than a 100 people; outdoor Masses can have 500 people. Priests are trying their best – most of them. Some parishes have more Masses; some give out tickets to only 100 people – then the doors are shut; Masses outside on the basketball court. Some have just given up and said “No Sunday Mass”. People are searching via social media, which parishes will still give Communion on the tongue. Some dioceses have closed their churches, some are open for weekday Masses but not Sundays.

Some take the easy way out and just say “No Mass Sunday”. Many others have thought of all sorts of ways to supply the needs of the faithful. Priests are sad, the people are sad. It is all quite a big shock. Many of our friends who normally go to N.O. Masses but they can no longer receive on the tongue, and have been doing Spiritual Communions.

We don’t consider our poor priests. To most of them this has been so sudden, and didn’t see it coming. We have to support them. They are our Lifeline. We can’t let them become despondent. We have to all become Warriors for Our Lord and for our Faith.

via Letter to the Editor: Closing the Churches is killing priests!

Letter to the Editor: Closing the Churches is killing priests!

Dear Editor,

I am on the phone with a very prayerful lay woman and she is truly a dear friend in Christ, like a grandmother to me. She has asked me to write you and anyone else I know (on her behalf) about the following, since she is still unfamiliar with email, typing and so forth. It is concerning a few points that nobody has really brought up in discussion anywhere in the so-called “Catholic” channels and websites that she frequents.

She says: “The priesthood is in trouble”. Her own pastor, this priest, is very, very troubled. He has shown a very deep sadness during his live streamed masses (which he has allowed lay people to attend despite the Diocese suspended all public masses). She says he is not the same priest that she knew prior to today’s morning mass. He looked very burdened with a tremendous heaviness to him that she had never seen before, all because the situation has deeply affected him especially by the fact that he cannot give holy communion to the faithful, even though they are present at the mass.

She says that the fact that the people or congregation have been taken away from priests, is “killing the priesthood” but the good priests, like her pastor, are not talking to anyone about this personal crisis. She says “We” the laity are letting it happen. And we need to do something about it.

And in her eyes, keeping people away from the priests is also a way of getting rid of the “good priests”, so, again, something really needs to be done.

She says “we” the laity have yielded to the State when we must demand our right to receive communion, so this cannot be! The laity need to be rallied somehow or we’re gonna lose “eternally” on this one -if we don’t take a stand.

She says we are not risking our lives for Jesus, and this is not the Catholic Faith by any means. This is our opportunity to fight, to stand up for Him, or we will lose Him forever. “We will lose these eternal goods forever”

Her suggested solution:

We the laity need to go and start knocking on rectories, Diocesan Pastoral Centers or wherever Bishops are staying these days, and need to start kindly demanding communion from them saying “Father” or “Dear Bishop, I want communion. This is my God given right”.

Signed,

A voice that cries out in the desert

Bergoglian usurpers suspend all Masses & Sacraments at Rome

The Corona Virus again.

It seems as if everything is linking together.

The   Corona virus and the fear created by it, are affecting our Faith. The Sacraments are being denied us (no Holy Communion in the hand) worldwide, and now the Mass itself has been relegated to the dust bin. It’s only a start – to abolish it in one area for a limited time – blaming the virusDr-Francis-Boyle-Coronavirus-Biological-Warfare-Weapon

How can you call Bergoglio anything but an anti-pope – a usurper. a deceiver?

The dots are being connected: – The UN agenda of depopulation, “Pope” Francis, Corona – man-made biological weapon, and prophecies .

Read the article by Bro. Alexis at the link below:

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But is it a real epidemic? (more on this tomorrow).

A Church of HIV has no courage against the Corona Virus

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by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The Bergoglians are running in terror. They have closed worship in two entire dioceses in Northern Italy. They are refusing to distribute the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in mouths. They are positively terrified.

It makes no sense, since the Corona Virus only attacks those who are already in poor health and most of these are the very elderly who cannot make it to church anyhow.

But it makes sense if the leadership of your Church is HIV positive, because you have no or a very weakened immune system.

Those who want to make up their religion have no supernatural motives and no real hope of eternal life. They know that, because they know that howsoever much they might pretend, their god, themselves, is not a god and cannot save them from Death.

Catholics on the other hand continue to go bravely to Mass and to communion, placing all their hope in the God of Life who rose from the death and can protect His own from eternal death and temporal death.

Many Catholics in Italy have never accepted communion in the hand. This current trial is helping many open their eyes to the fact that the Bishops in communion with Bergoglio are atheists, that is, they believe in nothing but their own ideologies. They have, thus, no courage or hope against the Corona Virus.

The closing of Churches and refusal of the Sacraments, however, shows that the Bergoglian Church has the long term goal to close churches and end the Sacraments. They want a religion where you pay them to enjoy themselves in debauchery, and to receive from them the thinking points for the one world order.  All those who insist Bergoglio is the pope are collaborators with that agenda whether they want it or not.