St. Francisco Marto of Fatima, Consoler of God III

earlier posted on : september 27, 2021  by : evensong

This is the conclusion of our series about the contemplative Saint Francisco Marto, called by Our Lady of the Rosary to console God. The total oblation of this young saint provides a stellar example of response to the Message of Our Lady of Fatima.

The way is simple – even a child can do it! . . .

Can we?

THE CONSOLER OF THE SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY

The constant thought and ideal of Francisco was always the same. He wanted to offer all his prayers and sufferings to console Our Lord and Our Lady: “When Jacinta and I went into his room one day, he said to us: ‘Don’t talk much today, as my head aches so badly.’ ‘Don’t forget to make the offering for sinners’, Jacinta reminded him. ‘Yes. But first I make it to console Our Lord and Our Lady, and then, afterwards, for sinners and for the Holy Father.’ ”

He was quite conscious of the fact that his special role was that of consoler of the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary. This was to be his vocation here below and in eternity. For if he desired to go to Heaven, it was to be able to console Them that much better.

Lúcia: On another occasion, I found him very happy when I arrived. “Are you better?”

“No. I feel worse. It won’t be long now till I go to Heaven. When I’m there, I’m going to console Our Lord and Our Lady very much. Jacinta is going to pray a lot for sinners, for the Holy Father and for you. You will stay here, because Our Lord wants it that way. Listen, you must do everything that She tells you.”
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“Console Your God!”

This is Part I of a three part series on Saint Francisco of Fatima

The life of  Francisco was marked by this stupefying revelation, this revelation of the Heart of God, this sadness which is the highest and unmistakable mark of His love for us. This is the great message Francisco bequeaths to us.

Some critics of the Message of Fatima assert that there is no need to console God, Who exists in perfect bliss. This is one of those treacherous half-truths, so dangerous to our faith. I am not worthy to attempt defending the Message but offer the following from Frère Michel de la Trinité, “The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. II”.

Since May 13 and the first “vision of God” which Our Lady had granted to Her privileged ones, Francisco, who had a contemplative and tender heart, was continually animated by one thought, dominated by just one sentiment: The Blessed Virgin and God Himself are infinitely sad; we must console Them.

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The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, 2022

 Previously posted on : september 2, 2020  by : evensong

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Holy Eucharist, Our Lord’s Sacrament of Love are under attack as never before and the most harmful attacks are those which come from within the Church, even from  the one who  presents himself to the world as the Vicar of Christ. A recent example was the Apostolic Letter Desiderio Desideravi issued this past June 29, 2022 on “the liturgical formation of the people of God” to quote from the Vatican’s website.

In this document we read in Paragraph 5:

“The world still does not know it, but everyone is invited to the supper of the wedding of the Lamb (Re 19:9). To be admitted to the feast all that is required is the wedding garment of faith which comes from the hearing of his Word (cf. Ro 10:17).”

In order to more forcibly drive that point home, Pope Francis presided over a Mass that same day in Saint Peter’s Basilica which was attended by the notorious Nancy Pelosi who proudly took Holy Communion. I leave it to you to decide if that woman has on her “wedding garment of faith”.

For years, I have pointed out, year by year, the diligence of Pope Francis in assaulting the Holy Catholic Church on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. But this year was far and away the most egregious insult and I cannot help but think that we are into some horrifically damnable times.

Please, I beg all who read this, we must make use of the very short time we have left to offer unceasing prayers and sacrifices of reparation!  I repost the following from Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange in hopes it may aid your renewed efforts in this regard.

Many have fallen away from the faith in these dark and scandalous times. Many, many more are being deprived of the Mass. For these we must pray, as the need is desperate.  Please consider this brief essay by Father Garrigou-Lagrange:

THE EUCHARISTIC HEART OF JESUS AND THE DAILY AND CEASELESS GIFT OF HIMSELF

Lastly, Jesus again and again, day after day, gives us the Eucharist as sacrament and sacrifice. He could have willed that the Mass be celebrated only once or twice a year in certain sanctuaries to which men would travel from afar. Yet the Holy Sacrifice is celebrated perpetually every minute of the day, over the whole surface of the earth, wherever the sun rises.

It is the unceasing manifestation of Christ’s merciful love, answering the spiritual needs of each era and of each soul. “Christ . . . loved the Church, and delivered Himself up for it: that He might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life: that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” This being so, He grants to His Church, especially through the Mass and Holy Communion, the graces she needs at the various moments of her history.

In the catacombs the Mass was a source of ever new graces, and so it was during the great barbarian invasions and during the Middle Ages. And so it is today, giving us the strength to resist the great perils that threaten us, above all the atheistic phalanxes which Communism is pouring out over the world to destroy all religion. Despite the sorrows of the present, the interior life of the Church in our time in its highest aspects is indeed beautiful when viewed from above as God and the angels see it. All these graces come to us from the Eucharistic heart of Jesus who has given us the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Holy Communion, and who is ever giving us His blood sacramentally shed on the altar.

A Single Drop

Father Charles de Foucauld had a deep understanding of this truth, as he prayed and died for the conversion of Islam and of Moslem lands. This truth is also understood by those who pray with all their souls and have Masses said for lands ravaged by materialism and Communism. A single drop of our Savior’s precious blood can regenerate thousands of souls that have gone astray and have dragged others along with them. Indeed, it is a truth that we too often forget. This cult of the precious blood of the Savior and deep suffering at the sight of it flowing in vain over rebellious souls can do much to turn the Eucharistic heart of Jesus toward His poor sinners—yes, His poor sinners.

They are His, and apostles like St. Paul, St. Francis, St. Dominic, St. Catherine of Siena, and so many others loved our Savior enough to strive by His side for the salvation of these souls. When we think of Christ’s love for us, we should suffer agonies at the sight of souls turning away from His heart, from the source of His precious blood. He shed His blood for them all, far removed as they might be from Him, even for the Communist who blasphemes and wishes to extirpate His name from the earth.

May our Lord, who does not will the death of the sinner, grant through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass a new effusion of His heart’s blood, as it were, and of the blood from His sacred wounds.

There have been saints who at the moment of the elevation during Mass have seen the precious blood overflow the chalice, spill over the arms of the priest as if it would flow into the sanctuary, and be caught up in gold cups by angels who then carried it over the whole world, particularly to lands where the Gospel was little known. This was a symbol of the graces flowing from the heart of Christ upon the souls of unfortunate pagans. It is for them too, that He died on the cross. The practical consequence of this truth is that the Eucharistic heart of Jesus is by no means the object of an affected devotion. It is the supreme model of the perfect gift of self, a gift which in our own lives should become more generous with each passing day.

Each new consecration should mark for the celebrant progress in his faith, trust, and love of God and of souls. For the faithful, each Communion should be substantially more fervent than the preceding one, since each Communion should increase the charity in our hearts and make them resemble our Lord’s more closely and thus dispose us to receive Him more fervently on the morrow. As a stone gathers momentum in its fall toward the earth which attracts it, so should souls tend toward God with increasing speed as they come closer to Him and are more powerfully attracted to Him.

The Eucharistic heart of Jesus yearns to attract our souls to itself. This heart is often humiliated, abandoned, forgotten, scorned, outraged, and yet it is the heart that loves our hearts, the silent heart that would talk to souls to teach them the value of the hidden life and the value of the ever more generous gift of self. The Word made flesh came among His own, and “His own received Him not.”

A Single Soul

Blessed are those who receive all that His merciful love deigns to give them and who do not by their resistance reject the graces which should radiate through them upon other less favored souls. Blessed are they who after they have received follow the example of our Lord and give themselves ever more generously by Him, with Him, and in Him. If there is in the midst of even the most benighted pagans a single soul in the state of grace, a truly fervent and renounced soul such as that of Father Charles de Foucauld, a soul which receives everything that the Eucharistic heart of Christ wishes to give to it, sooner or later the radiation of that soul will inevitably transmit to straying souls something of what it has itself received.

It is impossible that the precious blood should not in some measure overflow the chalice at Mass and some day—at least at the moment of death purify those straying souls who do not resist divine attentions or the actual prevenient graces that inspire their conversion. Let us think now and then of the death of the Moslem, or of the Buddhist, or the Communist in our own town who may have been baptized as a child. Each of them has an immortal soul for which the heart of our Lord gave all its blood. (Reverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P., “The Reverend Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P. Collection” [16 Books] . Aeterna Press. Kindle Edition.) [I highly recommend this book! I make nothing from this recommendation; it is excellent spiritual teaching by one of the greatest Thomists of all time.]

Dear readers, make good use of every opportunity to offer Mass as Our Lady asked us to pray for sinners! Now, more than ever, graces abound, but only through the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts! It is the will of Our Lord Jesus Christ that we should love one another; this love requires that we offer our daily trials and crosses for the conversion of poor sinners. By uniting our sufferings with His sacrifice, re-presented all over the world at every hour, we have been so blessed to be given this opportunity to save countless souls. Let us resolve never to waste a single opportunity to do this!

“Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the sacrileges, outrages and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.”

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.

  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!
  St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

~ 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!

And the Sixth Angel Sounded the Trumpet

posted on : november 7, 2018  by : evensong
“One woe is past, and behold there come yet two woes more hereafter.
And the sixth angel sounded the trumpet:”

[13] … and I heard a voice from the four horns of the great altar, which is before the eyes of God, [14] Saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet: Loose the four angels, who are bound in the great river Euphrates. [15] And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year: for to kill the third part of men.

[16] And the number of the army of horsemen was twenty thousand times ten thousand. And I heard the number of them. [17] And thus I saw the horses in the vision: and they that sat on them, had breastplates of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone, and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions: and from their mouths proceeded fire, and smoke, and brimstone. [18] And by these three plagues was slain the third part of men, by the fire and by the smoke and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. [19] For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in their tails. For, their tails are like to serpents, and have heads: and with them they hurt. [20] And the rest of the men, who were not slain by these plagues, did not do penance from the works of their hands, that they should not adore devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

[21] Neither did they penance from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their fornication, nor from their thefts. (Apocalypse Chapter 9, verses 13-21)

With the Sixth Angel’s Trumpet, we are introduced to the most severe chastisement so far.
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A Prayer in Gethsemane

A Prayer in Gethsemane

previously posted on : march 27, 2020  by : evensong

“My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me.
Nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt”  (Matt. 26, 39)

Today, we will look at Our Lord’s Prayer in the Garden of Olives on that sad and beautiful night which began His Passion and saving death for us. Our basis for this is Father Groenings’ classic, “The Passion of Jesus and Its Hidden Meaning”, from TAN Books. It is available in Kindle and paperback.

As He left the Upper Room, Jesus led His disciples in a Passover hymn, the only time the scriptures record that He sang. When they reached the Garden of Gethsemane, He cautioned the disciples to “Watch, lest ye enter into temptation”. Taking Peter, James and John, He went a bit further and told them, “My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch.” Going forward, He fell on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt.”

Twice, Jesus interrupted this prayer to return to His apostles, and after each disappointment, returned to this same prayer, not as I will, but as Thou wilt.”  Luke then tells us, “And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in an agony, He prayed the longer. And His sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground.”

This passage of the Gospel is one of the richest troves of wisdom for meditation available to us, particularly for times of severest trial and at the hour of death. By working on this now, we prepare ourselves for these inevitable times to come. The first and most obvious thing we all notice is that Jesus is alone in His agony, His closest friends are sleeping, unaware of His great agony of spirit nor even noticing His precious blood being shed.

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Mary’s Promise

May 13, 1917 Mary’s Promise
originally posted on : may 13, 2019  by : evensong
One hundred and three years and counting . . .

“You are going to suffer a great deal, but the grace of God will be your comfort.”

Our Lady’s words to Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta echo down the long years since then. Although Francisco and Jacinta saw a quick end to their trials, Lúcia’s suffering was protracted and seems especially poignant to us today. For Lúcia was to experience disobedience to the message of Our Lady and the tragic betrayal of the Church by Popes and Bishops, the sly derision of theologians, the crass opportunism of some of the laity and the bovine indifference of most of the rest. Thus, she accompanied Our Lord and His Blessed Mother in their suffering. I look forward to the day when we all shall see what an extraordinary saint Lúcia is!

Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta were declared saints by the Immaculate Mother of God from the very start of the Fatima message. They have no need of a “Holy Father” of this sort who offers no more relevance for them than Caiphas and Herod had for our dear Savior. Lúcia still has much to teach us as we prepare to face the consequences of the Church’s betrayal of Our Lady of the Rosary.

May 13, 1917, the day the world changed and no one noticed …
An offer made, an offer ignored …
such a small thing … as they say, “the devil’s in the details” …

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The Way of Divine Love and the Message of Fatima, 2021

Today, December 29, we mark the 94th anniversary of the death of Sister Josefa Menendez, the humble nun who wrote “The Way of Divine Love”.  In paperback from TAN, or in Kindle. We’ve written about the beautiful Way of Divine Love before and about Sister Josefa’s deep devotion to the Divine Infant.  But now we will focus on the most often overlooked or misunderstood concept in Josefa’s writings: true humility.

The writings of Sister Josefa echo in many ways the writings of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and one can discern a hint of them in Sister Lucia’s writings as well. I strongly suspect that the true writings of Sister Lucia would bear even more resemblance to both of them were we to have access to them. This is because Our Lord Jesus Christ has been telling us in no uncertain terms, what is necessary to counter-act the spiritual terrorism of the arrogant pride prevailing in the world today.

Tragically, this diabolical pride has so captivated the souls of mankind that today among the vast majority of people, there is a rigid resistance to Our Lord’s plea for humility of heart. Mankind has developed a resistance to the grace of God much as some disease bacteria develop a resistance to antibiotics, and now they despise the “poor in spirit” as lacking in self esteem, and care not a whit for the “Kingdom of Heaven”.
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First Saturdays of Reparation, more necessary than ever

This post was last updated during the big COVID scare

COVID AND REPARATION

Now, as the COVID 19 epidemic intensifies, we see our access to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass denied more than ever.  And so, we find that it is seemingly impossible to observe Our Lady’s long-awaited First Saturdays of Reparation.

However, our loving Mother looks at our intentions and she is not so unreasonable as to expect us to do the impossible! I do hope you will consider the importance of these First Saturdays of Reparation. You have access to the internet – I realize it is an infernal contraption! But there are many sites that offer videos of the Holy Sacrifice in the true Catholic rite,  By reading along with your Missal and watching the Sacrifice, you are able to make a spiritual Communion and therefore, doing your best, and surely Our Lady sees your heart’s intentions! One very nice thing is when we do this, our Spiritual Holy Communions can take as long as we want. I love to be able to just have plenty of time to give Him my love, without getting jostled out of my prayers by the distractions of those around me at Mass.

It seems to me that our dear Lord is extra generous with His favors in these hard times and these video Masses and Spiritual Communions are wonderfully edifying! Make the entire day as fervent a reparation as you can, complete with fasting, abstinence and whatever sacrifices you can add to the Mass and Rosary. (Let’s resolve not to waste a single  cross during this time of aggravation and suffering!) Now, the 15 minutes with Our Lady is a very misunderstood part of this. It does not require you to be able to experience ecstasies of contemplation, but simply spend some quiet time thinking on her Rosary mysteries in her presence, with an emphasis on how, in these sad times, she is so disregarded, when she loves us so very much. Resolve to make up to her for all the indifference and even enmity she is having to endure.  And now, an old, but good post on these things.

First Saturdays of Reparation – more necessary than ever

As we had feared, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is becoming scarcer, even as the need for Mass intensifies in this great crisis. We offer today a repost from 2017 which has been updated.

On her second visit (June 13, 1917), Our Lady told the little shepherds,

“Jesus wishes to make use of you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” …  “I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the path that leads you to God.” …  Our Lady extended her right hand and in front of her palm was a heart encircled by thorns which pierced it. In Lúcia’s words, “We understood that this was the Immaculate Heart of Mary outraged by the sins of humanity and seeking reparation.”

And then, the following month, after showing them the  the vision of Hell, Our Lady said:

“You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish throughout the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I request, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.  The war is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse war will break out in the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign that God gives you, that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, famine, and persecutions against the Church and of the Holy Father.

“To prevent this I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.

“If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecution of the Church; the good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, she will be converted, and some time of peace will be given to the world.”

Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité , in Volume II of the Whole Truth About Fatima quotes Sister Lúcia of Fatima’s recollection (given in the third person):

“On December 10, 1925, the Most Holy Virgin appeared to her, and by Her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was the Child Jesus. The Most Holy Virgin rested Her hand on her shoulder, and as She did so, She showed her a heart encircled by thorns, which She was holding in Her other hand.

“At the same time, the Child said: “Have compassion on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce It at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them.”

“Then the Most Holy Virgin said: “Look My daughter, at My Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce Me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console Me and announce in My name that I promise to assist at the moment of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep Me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to Me.”

In this revelation, Our Lady of the Rosary as Mediatrix of Graces,  promises the supremely valuable gift of God’s grace, that is, the gift of final perseverance, without which other gifts are worthless, “For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul?” (Matt 16, 26).

SALVATION

Frère Michel continues,

“the first fruit of the Communion of Reparation is the salvation of the one practicing it. Let us place no limits on the divine mercy, but keep to the letter of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s promise: whoever fulfills all the conditions set down can be sure of obtaining at the moment of death at least – and this even after miserable lapses back into a state of grave sin – the graces necessary to obtain the pardon of God, and to be preserved from eternal chastisement.”

The devotion of First Saturdays was not at all new, but was given a new emphasis by the Blessed Virgin. Previously, there had existed the practice of devoting Saturdays to Mary. For instance, “The Fifteen Saturdays in honor of the Most Holy Rosary”, a popular devotion of the Rosary Confraternities to receive the Sacraments and perform pious works on each of fifteen consecutive Saturdays in honor of the Fifteen  Mysteries of Our Lady’s Rosary. Pope Leo XIII enriched this devotion with generous plenary indulgences.

Then, just a few years before Our Lady came to Fatima, St. Pius X, on June 13, 1912,  granted generous new indulgences for the Devotion of Reparation on the First Saturdays of the month, in order to “promote the piety of the faithful towards Immaculate Mary, Mother of God, and to make reparation for the outrages done to Her holy Name and Her privileges by impious men”.  On November 13, 1920, St. Pius’s successor, Benedict XV granted new indulgences to this practice when accomplished for eight consecutive months.

And so we see that when Our Lady requested that the Pope solemnly approve of this devotion and promote it,  she was not seeking the impossible, but merely adding precision and simplifying  an established devotion. And yet, since 1925, no pope whatsoever has obeyed this very simple request.

 

DISOBEDIENT POPES

Pope Benedict XV was succeeded by Pope Pius XI who did much to proclaim the Kingship of our Lord Jesus Christ. But Pope Pius XI pointedly ignored Sister Lúcia and her efforts to call the true message of Fatima to his attention.  His efforts to broker peace by the use of secular means (diplomacy, humanitarian aid)  failed dismally and his aid to the Russian people only served to assist Stalin’s hellish communism in its stranglehold on the enslaved Russian people.

We have seen in other posts  how Pius XI’s misguided actions  were the trigger for Our Lady’s return in 1929 to  ask for the Consecration of Russia, which he also ignored, thus contributing to Russia’s spreading of its errors, and causing the loss of untold numbers of souls.

Pope Pius XII also did not establish the Devotion of the First Saturdays of Reparation as Our Lady requested. Much is made of his failure to Consecrate Russia, but the establishment of First Saturdays was easily within his reach and consequently, it is inexcusable that this was not done for fully 35 years until 1960, when all became clearer with John XXIII’s open defiance of the request of the Mother of God. And now, after more than a century, we are farther than ever from fulfilling that simple request of Our Lady and our dear Lord.

John Paul II, whom many today call “Great” and “Saint” added to the betrayal by  refusing to promote the simple and profoundly merciful devotion of First Saturdays of Reparation, and promoting instead the false  “Divine Mercy” devotion and the “Luminous” mysteries, knowing full well that every DM chaplet recited was a rosary denied to Our Lady, and every recitation of the Luminous Mysteries supplanted one of Our Lady’s venerable mysteries, thus falsely pitting the two Sacred Hearts against each other.  The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary are not vying with one another for our attention! Those who attempt to set the one against the other are offending both Hearts deeply.

At Fulda, John Paul gave his reasons for not revealing the Third Secret, When asked why the Third Secret was not revealed, the Pope responded:

“Given the seriousness of the contents, my predecessors in the Petrine office diplomatically preferred to postpone publication so as not to encourage the world power of Communism to make certain moves.  On the other hand, it should be sufficient for all Christians to know this, if there is a message in which it is written that the oceans will flood whole areas of the earth and that from one moment to the next millions of people will perish, truly the publication of such a message is no longer something  to be so much desired.”

Thus, the pope showed that he placed human considerations ahead of trust and obedience to God. He also never gave a clear explanation for why he refused to promote the First Saturdays asked for by Our Lady. If he was truly the devout Marian pope he professed to be, why did he refuse Our Lady this small favor she had asked for?

Our Popes have not obeyed Our Lady’s request for the First Saturdays of Reparation, our Bishops have not promoted this devotion (for the most part) neither have the majority of Novus Ordo Catholics. But now, more than ever, we few faithful can and must obey Our Lady’s request in this, the centenary year of the apparitions, miracle and message of Fatima.

 

WHAT DID OUR LADY ASK FOR?

Our Lady of Fatima requests that the devotion of First Saturdays of Reparation consist of:

  • Confession (may be within 8 days either before or after).
  • Holy Communion
  • 5 Decade Rosary “o terzo”, Portuguese for one third of the Rosary. Thus, implicitly precludes Luminous.
  • 15 minutes of visiting with Our Lady in reparation, while meditating on mysteries of her Rosary
  • Each of the above steps, that is, Confession, Communion, Rosary and meditation must be offered in a spirit of reparation, of course.

Remember, let yourself be led by the Immaculata; do penance and pray the rosary, and we shall see that victory so long desired – The triumph of her Immaculate Heart!

Readers, this is a restored post from 2017. In it, we wrote:

Soon, we will have an opportunity that will never come again. The First Saturday of May, that is, May 6th, will present the opportunity to observe Our Lady’s long-requested First Saturdays from May through September in the Centenary of her apparitions at Fatima. Then, October 7th, we can give her one extra First Saturday, just because we, her true children love her so much! What a lovely spiritual bouquet for the Queen of the Holy Rosary, Queen of our hearts! What a blessing to be able to prepare for the momentous date of October 13, 2017! Please make every effort to perform this devotion!

I wonder how many actually made use of that occasion! Certainly, none of our spiritual leaders such as Bishop Schneider, Archbishop Vigano or Cardinal Burke  has  promoted these important First Saturdays of reparation! WHY???

And so here we are now, in the midst of a worldwide epidemic, unleashed by mankind, against mankind, with the specific purpose of imposing the worldwide new order – a government which sets itself above God and despises Christ the King.  No Catholic leader who does not obey Our Lady of Fatima is fit to lead us in this crisis of faith.

Many, if not most of us , have no access to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at present. In this crisis, please try to follow the Mass online, make frequent spiritual communions, and please live your total Consecrations to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Living our devotion to her Immaculate Heart, praying her Holy Rosary every day, offering all our daily duties and sacrifices for love of Jesus, reparation for sins and conversion of poor sinners, all these are the way through this crisis. We must save our own souls, and most certainly save those souls entrusted to us; even though, in most cases, these poor sinners – our own families! – are tragically blind to their own sad state.

Also, I have been reminded that reading the Mass in our Missals is an excellent practice and one accessible to all. We also have a brief version on our Family Consecration page which has many prayers as well.

 

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.

  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.

†  Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

†  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!

†  St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family, protect our families, protect our priests!

†  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

~  by evensong, for love of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies!

Malachi Martin on the Apostasy of the Faith

The following post has been published many times over the years and updated from time to time.  It is posted today because frankly, I made a mistake. I had intended it for Friday. I am sorry for my error and hope you will not overlook the last post prior to this. I have been working very hard to re-publish all the posts necessary to express Our Lady’s Fatima Message and the private and sacred prophecies related to it, within the context of this present time. In addition, I hope to have every appropriate devotion to sustain us in these times.
Father Malachi Martin died before seeing this brave new century and this destructive agenda which he had foretold. What would he think today?

“ALL DIVORCED WILL BE ADMITTED”

Pope Francis to Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica, the Pope’s favorite newspaper: “this is bottom line result, the de facto appraisals are entrusted to the confessors, but at the end of faster or slower paths, all the divorced who ask will be admitted.” (Rorate Caeli)

The above is shocking, of course, even though we knew it was coming to this. But to help us get  some perspective, let’s take a brief look at what Malachi Martin predicted back in the 1990’s.

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The Vanishing Possibility of Repentance

“… She saith in her heart: ‘I sit a queen, no widow am I;
and sorrow I shall not see’.”

(Apoc. 18, 7)

Today for you, an updated post from years past which is particularly poignant today, as the pure and holy Bride of Christ suffers under those who now afflict her. Return to the Message of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima.

In the earlier post I foretold that the major governments of the world will eventually expose the institutional church for the corrupt international business it has become in order to shame and disempower it. That holds true, I believe, but of a more urgent need is the instensifying of the spiritual chastisement, especially the attacks againt the Holy Sacrifice and the religious orders. And undergirding all is the pope’s hatred for Our Lady.

THE ONGOING SPIRITUAL CHASTISEMENT

. . .  will result in the fulfillment of the prophecy which is mentioned by several modernist popes, for example Paul VI, “Yes, the smoke of Satan is in the sanctuary. Due to the presence of Satan, “Catholics are destined to become an infinitesimally small part of humanity.”(“Malachi Martin on the Apostasy of the Faith”)

Those now in possession of the Vatican are set on “self-destruct” and will not be dissuaded from their goal. The very possibility of their repentance is dwindling with each day.

INSTITUTIONALIZED INIQUITY

The inability of the Pope and his followers to repent is a cornerstone of the auto-demolition of the institutional church. In the recent Vatican Priest Sex Abuse Summit we have seen a perfect example of the pervasiveness of the homosexual mindset among the ruling prelates. Some background helps us grasp the significance of institutionalized iniquity:

We have discussed before that a time is coming when those who willfully persist in grave sin will become unable to repent; for example; Father Martin warned that at the approach of the chastisement, there will be general confusion of minds and darkening of the understanding and that “Whole sections of continents … washed away forever. Whole nations … perish. Whole nations … lose their faith. Natural catastrophes that the world has never seen before … level humanity.” . . .

“The confusion of minds is something we are only just beginning to see, but it is becoming more noticeable very quickly. This will be an important portion of the chastisement.

“Do you remember when Father Martin said that if only the secret were revealed, it would fill the Churches, the confessionals? The cause for this is that people would then understand that if they do not repent now, they will soon be unable to repent; that is, there will be such a darkening that people will no longer be able to repent.

“They will be left in their sins, that is, in the power of Satan, unable to repent, unable to withstand his diabolical control. That is why the prophecies say that the living will envy the dead. (“The Centenary of Fatima and the Passion of the Church”)

The Vatican’s recent mockery of a response to the worldwide priest sex abuse scandal is the perfect example of an institution so thoroughly perverted by sin that it is blinded and unable to respond to the crisis in any coherent way. Only those who are living lives unmoored from the faith could be deceived in this way. Those remaining in the faith can only suffer and pray for God’s mercy for us all.

For the clearest example of the causes and effects of this spiritual blindness, please read Dr. Peter Kwasniewski’s, “How the 8 daughters of lust influenced Vatican’s sex abuse summit“: 

“We have resources in our Catholic tradition to understand at least part of what is going on in the Church today…In the 31st book of the Moralia, St. Gregory speaks of ‘the eight daughters of lust.’ These are “blindness of mind, thoughtlessness, inconstancy, rashness, self-love, hatred of God, love of this world and abhorrence or despair of a future world.”

THE SUMMIT OF SHAME

As you read Dr. Kwasniewski’s article, it begins to seem as though St. Gregory was giving us a vision of Pope Francis, Cupich, Scicluna, and the rest of these pathetic men. Each person I have spoken with experienced the same deep sorrow in response to Pope Francis’s  Summit.  It is both humiliating and embarrassing to have these vulgar posers stand before the world brazenly representing themselves as humble servants of Christ’s Holy Church. Even their worst enemy is moved to beg God’s mercy for their spiritual nakedness.

It may well be that Pope Francis is now dependent on the “rigid” Catholic faithful he most despises to intercede for him.  Unless God hears our prayers and brings some extraordinary power to bear on him, Pope Francis may be eternally stuck on stupid. In his closing remarks after the Summit Pope Francis said:

“We need to recognize with humility and courage that we stand face to face with the mystery of evil, which strikes most violently against the most vulnerable, for they are an image of Jesus,” . . .

“ ‘In people’s justified anger, the Church sees the reflection of the wrath of God, betrayed and insulted by these deceitful consecrated persons. The echo of the silent cry of the little ones who, instead of finding in them fathers and spiritual guides, encountered tormentors, will shake hearts dulled by hypocrisy and by power. It is our duty to pay close heed to this silent, choked cry,’ Francis said.” (“Pope Francis Outlines 8-Point Plan for ‘All-Out Battle’ Against Sexual Abuse”) 

POPE FRANCIS AND THE “MONSTROUS HEAD”

Pope Francis actually spoke those words with a straight face, “most vulnerable”, “image of Jesus”, the people’s justified anger is “the reflection of the wrath of God”.  Francis speaks of deceitful consecrated persons”, but refuses to identify any of those “deceitful consecrated persons” as those whom he has tolerated, protected and/or promoted, such as McCarrick, Zanchetta, Corradi, Inzoli.  Speaking of the victims, Pope Francis said that, “it is our duty to pay close heed to this silent, choked cry.” Yet this pope has been remarkably caustic and unsympathetic when the victims have attempted to speak out and attacked them as serving the “Great Accuser”.  Each new abuse revelation begs the question  “Who is actually responsible for this “choking” of victims?”

We may be approaching that which was prophesied by St. Hildegard von Bingen and which was indirectly warned of by Pope Benedict XVI: The Figure of a Woman, anticipating 2017

“And behold! That monstrous head moved from its place with such a great shock that the figure of the woman was shaken through all her limbs. And a great mass of excrement adhered to the head; and it raised itself up upon a mountain and tried to ascend the height of Heaven. And behold, there came suddenly a thunderbolt, which struck that head with such great force that it fell from the mountain and yielded up its spirit in death. And a reeking cloud enveloped the whole mountain, which wrapped the head in such filth that the people who stood by were thrown into the greatest terror. And that cloud remained around the mountain for a while longer.

“The people who stood there, perceiving this, were shaken with great fear, and said to one another: “Alas, alas! What is this? What do you think this was? Alas, wretches that we are! Who will help us, and who will deliver us? For we know not how we were deceived. O Almighty God, have mercy on us! Let us return; let us hasten to the covenant of Christ’s Gospel; for ah, ah, ah! We have been bitterly deceived!“ And lo, the feet of the figure of the woman glowed white, shining with a splendor greater than the sun’s.

It is useful to think on the significance of this; of the head, of the mountain, of the lightning bolt, and especially, of “the reeking cloud”.  Note that after realizing they had been deceived the faithful “hastened to (return) to the covenant of Christ’s Gospel”. But this poor pope and his followers prefer to linger in the excrement. What a pity.

NAME THE SIN!

It’s a fairly safe bet that Pope Francis will stand his ground, insisting, as he has before,  that he is “by the will of Christ Himself – the supreme Pastor and Teacher of all the faithful”. And that he enjoys, “supreme, full, immediate, and universal ordinary power in the Church”. He believes that no one can stop him. He may very well be right.

Appointing committees and speaking in vague terms about fasting and prayers is really not the answer. Name the sin you are repenting! Speak out the name of the sin!  And then, publicly repent of them!

“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.”

THE VANISHING POSSIBILITY OF REPENTANCE

There will be no pardon because there will be no more repentance. There will be no more repentance because these men  give each other, as they themselves affirm “precious support”. These weak men depend upon each other to such an extent there is simply no need for the faith or for the faithful.  Let them go, the reeking cloud will soon dissipate.

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!

†  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!