We prepare for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary by examine the significance of the prophecies of Daniel 12.
Tomorrow is September 23, and has been spoken of by others as significant for several reasons. First, we quote from Marianna Bartold, in “Fatima, the Apocalypse and the Lights of Heaven, Parts 1 &2” :
“On September 23, 2017, the sun will rise behind the constellation Virgo—an annual event. What is rare and striking about this year is the interaction of the planets Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Mercury. Last year, on November 20, 2016, Jupiter (the “king” planet) entered the constellation Virgo. In retrograde motion, Jupiter is currently in Virgo’s womb, but exits Virgo on September 23 (after 43 weeks, 6 days or 9.5 months, an over-due gestational length of an unborn baby). On that day, almost directly above the head of Virgo will be Leo (the 12th largest constellation), which includes—but is not limited to—12 brighter lights of heaven, three of them being the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury. Additionally, the moon will be near (but not directly under) the feet of Virgo.”
Bartold’s skillful narrative weaves together the writings of the Prophet Daniel, the Message of Fatima and the revelation of Akita. The gist of it is that centuries before the coming of Christ, God gave us, in the prophecies of Daniel, important intimations for these latter times. We know that our Creator, Lord of Heaven and Earth, prepares us for momentous times by prophecies and signs in the heavens. Many of our brightest writers today believe that the heavenly sign on September 23 is an indication of an event soon to take place. In Daniel Chapter 12, v.1, which concludes a lengthy prophecy we read:
“But at that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people: and a time shall come such as never was from the time that nations began even until that time. And at that time shall thy people be saved, every one that shall be found written in the book.”
As we read that ancient quote, we recall the more recent words of the Blessed Virgin at Akita. Just as Our Lady gave us a silent prophecy at Knock to reiterate and emphasize her silenced prophecy at La Salette, Our Lady responded to the Vatican’s censoring of the prophetic Message of Fatima with the emphatic doomsday scenario foretold at Akita. Thus she answered Pope John XXIII’s accusation against doomsayers with the very clear warning at Akita. as we discussed in “Fatima, Akita and the Chastisement“:
“If men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests.”
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”
“The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them.”
“. . . Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able still to save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved.“
Please consider the importance of penance and Rosaries daily in reparation these 21 days from September 23 until October 13. In her article, Bartold explains the scriptural precedence for this, related to St. Michael. This may be the last opportunity some of us have to mitigate the severity of the coming trials, not for the world, because that time has past, but for many souls entrusted to us. Right now, our primary objective must be to save souls, and I hope that those of you who read this will heed it for if you ask, it shall be given to you, as Our Lord promised. “Ask and you shall receive that your joy may be full.” (John 16, 23)
DEADLINES ARE PASSING
In anticipation of the usual detractors, regardless of what happens or does not happen on October 13, the point here is that deadlines are passing, each of them leaving in their wake yet more wreckage of God’s Covenant with His Chosen People. The devil himself is afoot in the Vatican with the present occupants/usurpers. With the passing of each opportunity to repent and obey the Mother of God, fresh insults are heaped upon the Crucified. Most of our readers understand the significance of this. Here is Sister Lucia’s revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ to her regarding the sacrifice and reparation He demands:
After informing her Bishop of Our Lord’s bitter complaints about the limited number of souls in the state of grace who are disposed to deny themselves, she said:
Here is the true penance which the Good Lord requests today.
“The sacrifice which everybody must impose on himself to lead a life of justice in the observance of His law.”
And He desires that this way be clearly made known to souls, for many give to the word “penance” the sense of great austerities, and as they feel neither the strength nor the generosity for that, they get discouraged and let themselves go into a life of lukewarmness and sin.
Lucia reiterated: Our Lord told me:
“The penance that I request and require now is the sacrifice demanded of everybody by the accomplishment of his own duty and the observance of My law.”
Surely all will appreciate the importance of obeying Our Lord in His very small request. So many souls depend on us now. Do not, like Lot’s wife, look back, but stay focused on our goal – to obey . Our Lord and our Blessed Mother without question or hesitation in this time of trial.
My posts along this line have been too numerous to recount. Readers are free to request more information and I will try to help as I am able. Thank you for reading.
I appreciate your encouragement and prayers, but suggest you – and all of us – direct time and energy into obeying and promoting the message of Fatima. Now is the time for us to work with all our heart, mind and soul to live our Consecrations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Also, if you wish to show appreciation, please pray for our priests. Without our priests, we have no Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, no Eucharist,
Remember – Our Lady needs us to obey: First Saturdays of Reparation, daily rosary, at least 5 mysteries, wear her brown scapular and live your Total Consecration to her Immaculate Heart, offering daily duties in reparation and for the conversion of poor sinners.
Open your hearts to the Lord and serve Him only: and He will free you from the hands of your enemies. With all your heart return to Him, and take away from your midst any strange gods” (I Kings 7:3)
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
† St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!
Restored April 15, 2020