No longer in Rome

Today is  Friday, July 21, 2017. It is nearly 1 am and as I prepare to get a bit of sleep before the morning comes, I wonder what surprises the Bergoglian Vatican will bring with  this new day.  We live now with this dread of what the beast may do next to the Bride of Christ!  It recalls to my mind the following post from a couple of years ago.. When I first read St. John Bosco’s  prophecy, it impressed me with its coherence with the other prophecies for these times, especially those of the Apocalypse.  If you’ve already read this article, I apologise for repeating, but hope it might benefit our new readers who are just beginning to explore the site.

For so long now, the faith has suffered assault after assault, and still the awful humiliation and degradation of the Church continues unabated.  And yet we know that this is the providence of our Dear Lord, who endures these sufferings to allow the extra time for penance, and for the conversion of sinners.  Think a moment, aren’t you much more aware of Our Lady’s message than you were four years ago? Don’t you know of people who have begun to awaken to the terrible crisis? We must remember that Our Lord is suffering far, far more than we are, and He is  doing it, as He always does, for the salvation of souls. Let us not forsake Him now when He needs us so much, but renew our penances, prayers, fasts and alms so that many souls may be saved in the midst of this satanic onslaught.

“And they realized they were no longer in Rome …”

St. John Bosco’s prophecy of the two pillars is fairly well known, but he also made another prophecy, which is related in the book by Rev. Gerald Culleton, “The Prophets and Our Times:

“And to you, Rome, what will happen? Ungrateful Rome! Effeminate Rome! proud Rome! …

“Rome! To you I will come four times! The first time, I shall strike your lands and the inhabitants thereof. The second time, I shall bring the massacre and the slaughter even to your very walls. And will you not yet open your eyes I shall come a third time and I shall beat down to the ground your defenses and the defenders and at the command of the Father, the reign of terror, of dreadful fear and of desolation shall enter into your city.

“But My wise men have now fled and My law is even now trampled underfoot. Therefore I will make a fourth visit. Woe to you if My law shall still be considered as empty words. There will be deceit and falsehood among both the learned and the ignorant. Your blood and that of your children will wash away your stains upon God’s Law. War, pestilence and famine are the rods to scourge men’s pride and wickedness. O wealthy men, where is your glory now, your estates, your palaces? They are rubble on the highways and byways. …

“It was a dark night. Men could no longer tell which way to take in order to return to their homes. Of a sudden there appeared in the heavens a very bright light that illuminated the steps of the travelers as though it were mid-day. At that moment there was seen a host of men and women, of young and old, of nuns, monks and priests with the Holy Father at the head. They were going out from the Vatican and were arranging themselves in line for a procession. “Then there came a furious storm which clouded that light somewhat and made it appear that light and darkness were engaged in battle. In the meantime, they arrived at a little square covered with dead and wounded, some of whom cried aloud and asked for help.

“Very many were dropping out of the line of procession. After having walked for a time that would correspond to two hundred risings of the sun (200 days) they all realized that they were no longer in Rome. Struck with fear they all ran to the Holy Father to defend him personally and to attend his wants. Instantly two angels were seen carrying a banner, going they presented it to the Holy Father and said: ‘Receive the banner of He Who fights and scatters the strongest armies of the world. Your enemies are dispersed. Your children with tears and sighs beg you to return.’ “Looking at the banner one could see written on one side, ‘Queen conceived without sin,’ and on the other side, ‘Help of Christians.’

“The Holy Father joyfully took the banner, but looking closely at the small number of those who remained with him, he became very sad. “The two angels added: ‘Go quickly to console your children. Write your brothers dispersed throughout the world that there must be a reform in the morals of men. That cannot be obtained except by distributing to the people the bread of the Divine Word. Catechize the children. Preach the detaching of the heart from the things that are of the earth. The time has come,’ concluded the two angels, ‘when the poor shall evangelize the people. Vocations will come from among those working with the spade, the axe, and the hammer to the end that they fulfill the words of David: ‘God has raised up the poor from the land in order to place them on the thrones of the princes of His people.

“Having heard that, the Holy Father began the march. The farther he went the greater did the procession behind increase. When finally he set foot in the Holy City, he wept bitter tears for the distress in which he found the people and the large number now missing. As he entered St. Peter’s he intoned the ‘Te Deum’ to which a choir of angels replied singing: ‘Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will. “With the ending of the hymn, there came an end to the thick darkness and the sun shone with a brightness all its own. (From Rev. Gerald Culleton, The Prophets and Our Times, Kindle Edition, by KIC)

Just a few notes on this fascinating prophecy:

  • Note the mention of darkness, confusion, the impression that “light and darkness were engaged in battle.” An apt description of this current age of apostasy.
  • When the Pope and those faithful to him left Rome (journeying to the peripheries perhaps?), they passed by faithful Catholics wounded and dying and took note of them, but there is no mention of offering them aid, is there?
  • As the Pope advanced farther from Rome, very many dropped out. Seems to indicate that the farther the Pope gets from the true dogmas of the Faith, the less Catholics are inclined to follow, as we see in the grim statistics marking the withering “Springtime” of Vatican II.
  • But the most significant portion of the prophecy is when the two angels appear to tell the Pope: ‘Receive the banner of He Who fights and scatters the strongest armies of the world. Your enemies are dispersed. Your children with tears and sighs beg you to return.’ “Looking at the banner one could see written on one side, ‘Queen conceived without sin,’ and on the other side, ‘Help of Christians.’ In this, as in his prophecy of the Two Pillars, St. John Bosco affirms that Christ the King prefers to conquer through means of His Most Blessed Mother. The banner of Christ the King bears two of her titles: The first, “conceived without sin” is of course, the Immaculate Conception and the second title is also very informative, Mary Help of Christians, Our Lady of Victory. That is her title for vanquishing the Muslims, which will be accomplished at her last apparition at Fatima to end the Islamist war on Christians. 

Please, pray the Rosary and confound the devil!

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

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

NOTE: Update as of 7:30 am: Readers, we are soon going to lose our good resources on the internet. Not that the internet will go away, it is far too valuable a weapon against Christ and His Church for that! But true Catholic sites have been experiencing difficulties for quite some time now. Please pray for all true Catholic web resources that they complete their work soon.  I cannot stress enough the importance of making each moment count, because we may find ourselves alone and adrift.

“Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe, and do penance. If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.” (Apoc. 3,3).

~ 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.

The Pillars, the Trees and the Eucharistic Lamb

The Apocalypse shows that the triumph of Christ will be a Eucharistic triumph. That is why the Message of Fatima actually began in 1916 with the Archangel Michael teaching the children Eucharistic adoration and reparation … That is another reason why the First Saturdays of Reparation are vital. Without them, the Pope will not be able to repent and Consecrate Russia. (The Triumph of the Eucharistic Lamb)

We continue to explore the meaning of Chapter Five of the Apocalypse; and in today’s post we will look at a couple of church approved private revelations, one from St. John Bosco and one from Blessed Elizabeth Canori-Mora. Both revelations point to the same essential truth, which we affirmed above.

First, St. John Bosco’s Dream (vision) of the Two Pillars.

The only means left is devotion to Mary and the Blessed Sacrament.
In May, 1862, Don Bosco told of a dream he had of the Church as a stately ship in stormy waters, being besieged by many lesser ships. The ship’s commander, the Pope, was attempting to bring the ship between two pillars to which he would moor it. After the Commander Pope was killed, another Pope took over and successfully moored the ship between the two columns. Don Bosco identified the smaller of the two pillars as Mary, Help of Christians and the larger one as the Most Blessed Sacrament, Salvation of Believers. Note, that in St. John Bosco’s dream, the ship of the Church was struggling to fight off attackers and return to safe harbor between the two pillars of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Eucharist. Thus, the Church was attempting to return to those devotions, implying that the Church had become unmoored from them. This was a vision of our post-conciliar church. (“Fatima, Vatican II and the Chastisement”)

Note, that this vision is also a prophetic indication of the way in which the crisis will be resolved. That is, by a return to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Eucharistic Lamb.

And now for Blessed Canori-Mora’s vision of St. Peter and the Cross-shaped Trees. This vision is a bit more complex and consequently has been the subject of more interpretation, thus confusion. Here is the account from Rev. Culleton’s “The Prophets and Our Times“:

“It seemed to me to behold the heavens opening, and St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, coming down, surrounded with great glory and by a numerous escort of heavenly spirits singing canticles. St. Peter was dressed in his pontifical robes, and held in his right hand the pastoral staff, with which he was drawing upon the earth an immense cross; at the same time the angels sang these words of the Psalmist, ‘Thou shalt make them princes over the whole earth.’

“After this the holy Apostle touched with his staff the four extremities of the cross, from which instantly sprung up four beautiful trees loaded with blossoms and fruits. These mysterious trees had the form of a cross, and were surrounded by a splendid light. Then I comprehended in the depth of my soul that St. Peter had produced these four symbolic trees to the end that they may serve as a place of refuge to the little flocks of the faithful friends of Jesus Christ, and in order to preserve them from the fearful punishment which shall convulse the whole earth. All good Christians shall then be protected under these trees, together with all those religious persons who shall have faithfully preserved in their hearts the spirit of their order. I say the same thing in relation to the secular clergy and to all other persons of every class who shall have kept in their heart the Catholic faith— they shall all be protected.

“But woe, to those religious who do not observe their rule! Thrice unhappy they! For they shall all be struck by that terrible punishment. I say the same to all secular clergy, and to all classes of people in the world who give themselves to a life of pleasure, and who follow the false maxims of modern ideas, which are opposed to the holy precepts of the gospel. These wretched people, who through their scandalous conduct deny the faith of Jesus Christ, shall perish under the weight of the indignant arm of God’s justice. Not one of them shall be able to escape the punishment.

“I beheld these good Christians, who had sought a refuge under those mysterious trees, in the form of beautiful lambs confided to the care and vigilance of St. Peter, their good shepherd, testifying to him the most humble and most respectful obedience. As soon as St. Peter, the prince of the Apostles, had gathered the flock of Jesus in a place of safety, he re−ascended into heaven, accompanied by legions of angels. Scarcely had they disappeared, when the sky was covered with clouds so dense and dismal that it was impossible to look at them without dismay. On a sudden there burst out such a terrible and violent wind, that its noise seemed like the roars of furious lions. The sound of the dreadful hurricane was heard over the whole earth. Fear and terror struck not only men, but the very beasts.

“All men shall rise one against the other, and they shall kill one another without pity. During this sanguinary conflict the avenging arm of God will strike the wicked, and in His mighty power He will punish their pride and presumption. God will employ the powers of hell for the extermination of these impious and heretical persons who desire to overthrow the Church and destroy it to its very foundation. These presumptuous men in their mad impiety believe that they can overthrow God from His throne; but the Lord will despise their artifices, and through an effect of His Mighty Hand He will punish these impious blasphemers by giving permission to the infernal spirits to come out from hell. Innumerable legions of demons shall overrun the earth, and shall execute the orders of Divine Justice by causing terrible calamities and disasters; … Nothing on earth shall be spared. God will allow the demons to strike with death those impious men, because they gave themselves up to the infernal powers, and had formed with them a compact against the Catholic Church.

“Being desirous of more fully penetrating my spirit with a deeper sentiment of His Divine Justice, God showed to me the awful abyss; I saw in the bowels of the earth a dark and frightful cavern, whence an infinite number of demons were issuing forth, who under the form of men and beasts came to ravage the earth, leaving everywhere ruins and blood. Happy will be all true and good Catholics! They shall experience the powerful protection of the holy Apostles, … Those evil spirits shall plunder every place where God has been outraged, despised, and blasphemed; the edifices they profaned will be pulled down and destroyed, and nothing but ruins shall remain of them.

“After this frightful punishment I saw the heavens opening, and St. Peter coming down again upon earth; he was vested in his pontifical robes, and surrounded by a great number of angels, who were chanting hymns in his honor, and they proclaimed him as sovereign of the earth. …

The Sign of the Cross, the Sign of Victory

“Then a great light appeared upon the earth which was the sign of the reconciliation of God with man. The angels conducted before the throne of the prince of the Apostles the small flock that had remained faithful to Jesus Christ. These good and zealous Christians testified to him the most profound respect, praising God and thanking the Apostles for having delivered them from the common destruction, and for having protected the Church of Jesus Christ by not permitting her to be infected with the false maxims of the world. St. Peter then chose the new pope. The Church was again organized; religious orders were reestablished; the private families of ordinary Christians, through their great fervor and zeal for the glory of God, became like the most exemplary religious communities. Such is the glorious triumph reserved for the Catholic Church; she shall be praised, honored, and esteemed by all men. All men shall become Catholics, and shall acknowledge the Pope as Vicar of Jesus Christ.”

The quotations above are excerpts from The Kindle Edition of Rev. R. Gerald Culleton’s book, “The Prophets and Our Times“ produced by KIC.

In the prophecy of St. John Bosco we see that the smaller pillar is titled “Mary, Help of Christians” . Thus, Our Lady of Victory, she who is the help of Christians, will be triumphant over islam, converting the survivors of this false religion to the true faith. We see also that St. Bosco’s vision shows that Rome shall have become unmoored from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the sacred dogma of the Real Presence, but will return to it and be granted peace at last. How shall this be accomplished?

We know one portion already, that which is contained in the revelations given at Fatima by Our Lady of the Rosary. For the other portion, we began by our earlier post on the Eucharistic Lamb. Now we continue with Blessed Elizabeth Canori-Mora’s insights. In the very first paragraph, she quotes, “Thou shalt make them princes over all the earth” from Psalm 44, 17. That Psalm refers to the noble character of the Holy Catholic Church, the beautiful Bride of Christ and her Royal Priesthood.

And now we pass to the foretelling of the period immediately preceding the Chastisement, the period of most interest to us. This passage details the steps taken by the first Vicar of Christ to save the Church from ruin. St. Peter intervenes to establish four communities which Blessed Elizabeth describes symbolically a cross-shaped in order to emphasise that these sheltering communities are firmly rooted in the tradition of the Church, that is founded upon the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and thus, the Eucharistic Lamb. Hence:

St. Peter had produced these four symbolic trees to the end that they may serve as a place of refuge to the little flocks of the faithful friends of Jesus Christ, and in order to preserve them from the fearful punishment which shall convulse the whole earth.

Her vision describes the trees as “beautiful … loaded with blossoms and fruits”; thus they yield beautiful large Catholic families, fruitful of vocations to the consecrated life, truly Catholic families.

She then foretells the Chastisement, “demons were issuing forth, who under the form of men and beasts came to ravage the earth, leaving everywhere ruins and blood.” This also has ben covered in previous posts but will be reviewed in a scheduled post.

“Then a great light appeared upon the earth which was the sign of the reconciliation of God with man”.

That is, the often foretold great Cross in the Heavens, after which the Church will be restored through those few faithful communities which have preserved the holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacred Priesthood, that is, those who remain rooted in the true faith.

We hope to post soon about the consequences and the remedy. Thank you for reading.

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.

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)

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

Fatima, Vatican II and the Chastisement

This is the introduction to a planned series of posts in which we hope to place the Message of Fatima, the Chastisement and the Apocalypse in context. Our Lady of Fatima’s message is a heaven-sent offer to restore faith in the Church and peace in our world. Even in 1917, it was clear that heresy, apostasy and schism were endangering the faith. To correct the growing secular humanism, Our Lady came, requesting prayer and penance, and offering the Pope and hierarchy a simple way to reaffirm their obedience to God. However, the hierarchy of the Church, while giving lip service to the Message of Fatima, in fact refused to comply. By the disobedience of the Popes, God withdrew His grace more and more, until the year 1960.  Pope John XXIII’s  final act of disobedience set the Church adrift.

To understand the concept of “the Church adrift”, it is helpful to recall St. John Bosco’s vision. In May, 1862, Don Bosco told of a dream he had of the Church as a stately ship in stormy waters, being besieged by many lesser ships. The ship’s commander, the Pope, was attempting to bring the ship between two pillars to which he would moor it. After the Commander Pope was killed, another Pope took over and successfully moored the ship between the two columns. Don Bosco identified the smaller of the two pillars as Mary, Help of Christians and the larger one as the Most Blessed Sacrament, Salvation of Believers. Note, that in St. John Bosco’s dream, the ship of the Church was struggling to fight off attackers and return to safe harbor between the two pillars of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Eucharist. Thus, the Church was attempting to return to those devotions, implying that the Church had become unmoored from them. This was a vision of our post-conciliar church. 

The signs of this unmooring from the faith are everywhere and there will be no relief until God’s command is heeded. Remember always that Our Blessed Mother only delivered the message, she only ever serves God, and never seeks her own glory. Make no mistake, it God Himself who is being mocked by perfidious churchmen.

On 13 June, 1929, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Sister Lucia, as she had promised 12 years before. The Vision itself speaks volumes but we shall not attempt to cover it here. Instead, here are Our Lady’s words, to Sister Lucia and to us all:

“The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father to make, and to order that in union with Him and at the same time, all the Bishops of the world make the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to convert it because of this day of prayer and worldwide reparation.”

Notice that the Blessed Virgin does not make this request in her name, but states clearly, “God asks the Holy Father to…” The message was reinforced with the most striking apparition in which the Persons of the Holy Trinity all appeared.

Never at any time was this request honored, not in 1929 nor in any subsequent year. By disobeying God’s command, the Pontiffs, one after another, slipped into a spiritual blindness that eventually brought us to Vatican II. Just as many Catholics mistakenly believe that the Consecration was done as requested, many also, especially traditional Catholics, believe that the Church’s errors began with Vatican II. Not at all.

Those who think Vatican II was the “root of the rot” ignore a great deal of Church history. In the sidebar is a link to Papal Encyclicals Online. Brave and good Popes waged tireless war against freemasonry and modernism in the 19th century. Both Pope Leo XIII and St. Pius X had visions of the evil threatening the Church. They were well aware of the satanic forces even then working to undermine the Church.

The Queen of Heaven offered us, and our Church leaders, a way to avert the coming Chastisement. Her generous offer was spurned, with predictable results. It was all foretold in Chapters 8 – 13 of St. John’s Apocalypse.

In future posts we will look at Chapters 8-13 of the Apocalypse and at the words and actions of the Popes of the Council in the light of Fatima. We shall perhaps begin to understand why the message of Fatima is more important than ever. It may be too late to avert the Chastisement, but it is never too late to repent, at least while life remains. As Our Lord assured Sister Lucia, “It will never be too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.”

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.

~ 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!