A Voice of Reason – Finally

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The divine Sixth Commandment which prohibits every sexual act outside of a valid marriage, would no longer be universally valid if exceptions were to be admitted. In our case: the divorced would be able to practice the sexual act and they are even encouraged to it for the purpose of conserving reciprocal “fidelity”, cf. AL, 298. One would be able, therefore, to exchange “fidelity”, in a style of life directly contrary to the expressed will of God. Moreover, to encourage and legitimize acts which are in themselves (in se) and always contrary to the will of God, would be to contradict Divine Revelation. (Bishop Schneider)

I am very excited to reblog a posting from ArchBishop Schneider on the Exhortation of Pope Francis.  This posting is reblogged from (fromrome.wordpress.com)

I am excited because I feel vindicated and confirmed that I have not spread anything false about our Pope or Faith.  ArchBishop Schneider very succinctly explains this exhortation and the teachings of our Catholic Faith, which come from the Word of God.  The sixth Commandment, to be exact.

Bishop Schneider speaks on “Amoris Laetitia”

The recently published Apostolic Exhortation « Amoris Laetitia » (hereafter abbreviated AL), which contains a great spiritual treasure for Christian life in matrimony and family for our age, has unfortunately in short order provoked contradictory interpretations even among the episcopate.

There are bishops and priests who have publicly and openly declared that AL has furnished an manifest opening to Communion for the divorced who have remarried, without asking them to live in continence. Under this aspect of sacramental practice, which according to them would now be significantly changed, would truly consist the revolutionary character of « Amoris Laetitia ». Interpreting AL in reference to irregular couples, one President of an Episcopal Conference has declared in a text published on the very website of that Conference: « One treats of a measure of mercy, of an opening of heart, reason and spirit for which no law is necessary, nor is there need to wait for any directive or directions. One may and one ought to put it immediately into practice ».

Such a view was further confirmed by the recent declarations made by Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S. J., who after the Synod of Bishops in 2015 had written that the Synod had laid down « a foundation » for the access to Communion by the divorced who have remarried, « by opening a door », which was left closed in the preceding Synod in 2014. Now, Father Spadaro in his own commentary on AL, says that his predication has been confirmed. The same Fr. Spadaro is said to have been a member of the group which redacted « Amoris Laetitia »-

A way open to abusive interpretations seems to have been indicated by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn himself, who, during the official presentation of « Amoris Laetitia » at Rome, had said in regard to the proposal of irregular unions: « The great joy that this document gives me rests in the fact that it overcomes in a concrete way the artificial clear external division of “regular” and “irregular”. » Such an affirmation suggest the idea that there is no clear difference between a valid and sacramental marriage and an irregular union, between venial sin and mortal sin.  Read entire article here.

Some quick excerpts from article:

In admitting, even in only exceptional cases, the ‘divorced and remarried’ to Holy Communion without asking them to cease to practice the acts contrary to the Sixth Commandment of God, by declaring presumptuously, moreover, that their acts are not grave sin, one chooses the easy road, one avoids the scandal of the Cross. Such a pastoral practice for the ‘divorced and remarried’ is an ephemeral and deceitful pastoral practice. To all who pedal such an easy path at a cheep price to the ‘divorced and remarried’, Jesus turns, even today, with these words: “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a scandal to me, because you think not according to God, but according to men! Then Jesus said to His disciples: « If any wills to follow Me, let him renounce himself, take up his cross and follow Me. » (Mt. 16:23-25),

The servile and politically correct are causing a pernicious evil in the life of the Church. The famous bishop and theologian of the Council of Trent, Melchior Cano, O.P., pronounced this memorable phrase: “Peter has not need of our lies and adulations. Those who, with closed eyes and in an indiscriminate manner defend every decision of the Supreme Pontiff, are those who compromise most of all the authority of the Holy See. These are destroying Her foundations rather than strengthening them.”

Our Lord taught us, without ambiguity, by explaining in what consists true love and the true joy of love: “He who keeps My commandments and observes them, he is the one who loves Me” (John 14:21). In giving men the Sixth Commandment and the observance of the indissolubility of Matrimony, God has given them to all without exception and not only to an elite. Already in the Old Testament, God declared: This commandment which I prescribe to thee today is surely not above your strengths, nor beyond your doing” (Deuteronomy 30:11) and “If you want to, you will observe the Commandments; being faithful will depend upon your goodwill (Sirach 15:15). And Jesus said to all: “If you want to enter into life, observe the Commandments.

Praise God for His faithfulness.  When we pray and ask God for confirmation that we are doing His will, and not leading others astray, He hears our prayers.  I received this article today and now I am 100 percent confident in my assessment of Pope Francis.  Jesus always said “Be not afraid”.  lets spread this far and wide and get the truth out there.  Truth must be revealed in its entirety and that is what we laypeople can do for our world.  We need to suffocate all the falsehoods that are coming at us so rapidly that we barely have time to think.    This is evangelization and you who spread the truth of the Word of God shall be protected – so do not worry about “following the crowd”.  Following the crowd is the wide and easy road to perdition.  Thats not for us.

That reminds me of another article I just read on The Amazing Power of Gratitude.  Read here.  Enjoy and God Bless.

Who can we trust???

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We have entered a very important time in our lives.  We will now be faced with a dilemma of sorts – one that we have not had to worry about until now.  That is who can we trust and who should we follow if the Church is divided?

I pondered this question for some time this week and the name that keeps popping up in my head is Cardinal Burke.   Watch him and keep your eyes and ears open to what he is saying and doing.  This Cardinal is very orthodox and from comments he has made in the past, I do believe he will remain faithful to the 2000 year old teachings of the church.

He is not afraid to speak TRUTH, yet he is also pragmatic, calm, and filled with the wisdom of Christ.   So far, anyway.  We also know he is a humble man.  When he was removed from his post in the Vatican only to be replaced by a liberal from the United States, he accepted this without complaint.  He was reassigned to a remote outpost really – something that is of little importance.

If you are blessed to have a Priest who can see the truth of what is going on with this new exhortation by Pope Francis, then I do believe you will be ok.  He will lead you down the right path.  If, however, you have a Priest defending the works of Pope Francis,  you will need to keep your eyes and ears open to what Cardinal Burke is saying.

I, myself, will have to look for direction from Cardinal Burke.  Our imageParish Priest is very orthodox and tries his best to teach the Truth of our Catholic Faith – however, for some reason, he is not seeing the disparity in the exhortation.  This confuses me immensely, but I do respect my Priest.

As much as I respect Charlie Johnston, I do not understand his belief in this Pope.  The only thing I can figure out when he says that Pope Francis is for our times, I would totally agree with that statement, because in order for the division to come upon our Catholic Church we would need a Pope such as Pope Francis.  Pope Benedict would have been solid in his teachings on the church and would not be ambiguous –  we would know what is truth and what is not truth.  Pope Benedict refused to bend to anyone and would clearly say that what is going on is nothing more than “false Mercy”, false Humility, False Teachings.  Confusion is from satan.  This exhortation is the epitome of Confusion.      The Holy Spirit is never, ever confusion or deception.  Never.  Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul were very concise and explicit.  They were not afraid to speak the truth.  Pope Francis walks around the truth until we are so confused we don’t know which end is up and which end is down.image

I want to give you an example that is so blatant that it seems impossible that anyone can even excuse the Pope for such comments:

Moreover, it is known that, only a few weeks before the publication of Amoris Laetitia, Cardinal Müller made a public statement ruling out the idea of “remarried” divorcees having a permissible access to Holy Communion, saying that this is only legitimately possible if they loyally live as “brother and sister.” This is the exact opposite tendency of Pope Francis’ exhortation, in which he states that some “remarried” couples might even have to keep up their active sexual relations in order to preserve their “marital” fidelity, also for their children, and where he gives allowance for some of these couples even to have access to the Sacraments (footnote 329 in exhortation)

“If its words mean anything, it is saying that a non-married couple may ‘discern’ that to be sexually intimate and still receive the sacraments ‘is what God himself is asking amid the concrete complexity’ of their lives,” said one Dominican theologian in Rome, speaking on condition of anonymity. If this is indeed a correct reading, he predicted that such a development will mean that “Kasperites, and people who promote sex outside of marriage, will now declare that under the sign of Amoris Laetitia they have conquered.”
Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/moral-theology-and-amoris-laetitia-some-expert-assessments/#ixzz46nTzj9Kp

Kasper: Pope Intends “Not to Preserve Everything as it has Been”

This is a very interesting and tell-all article about an interview with Cardinal Kasper, who is so delighted with the Pope’s exhortation.  I found this article on OnePeterFive blog.

When asked whether there is also a new tone within the Church, Kasper answers: “Yes, a new tone.” He also responds in a more positive way to the question as to whether the German Bishops’ Conference now have a “tail wind” and says: “Certainly.” And he continues, in the context of the question about “remarried” divorcees, by saying that Pope Francis has agreed with him about making some “humane decisions.” The German cardinal recounts how he once told Pope Francis about a priest whom he knew who had decided not to forbid a “remarried” mother to receive Holy Communion on the day of the First Holy Communion of her daughter. Cardinal Kasper himself concurred with that priest’s decision, saying: “That priest was fully right.” About his further conversation with the pope, he added these words: “I told this to the pope and he confirmed my attitude [with the following words]: ‘That is where the pastor has to make the decision.’” Kasper concludes: “There is now a tail wind to help solve such situations in a humane way.”

Kasper also says in this interview with regard to the admittance of “remarried” divorcees to the Sacraments: “The door is open. … There is also some freedom for the individual bishops and bishops’ conferences. … Not all Catholics think the way we Germans think.” And he concludes: “Here [in Germany,]something can be permissible which is forbidden in Africa. Therefore, the pope gives freedom for different situations and future developments.”

and then again:

Pope Francis visited the Lutheran Community of Rome on 15 November 2015. Among those who accompanied him was one influential cardinal: Cardinal Walter Kasper; not present was another influential cardinal: Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). These two cardinals, both German, are very different – the former a promoter of progressive “pastoral change,” the latter a defender of the 2,000-year-old moral teaching of the Catholic Church. A journalist from the radio station of the Diocese of Cologne, Germany, Domradio.de, later observed in an interview with Cardinal Müller that it was not to Müller that the pope referred after being openly asked whether a Protestant could receive Holy Communion under certain conditions – but, rather, Cardinal Kasper. (The observation sounded more like an attempt to add insult to injury, and was met by Müller’s silence.) According to the website of the Vatican itself, Pope Francis, when asked whether the Protestant spouse of a Catholic could receive Holy Communion, responded as follows:

Regarding the question on sharing the Lord’s Supper, it is not easy for me to answer you, especially in front of a theologian like Cardinal Kasper! I’m afraid!  More here. (onepeterfive)

what???? He is, after all, the Pope.  Why wouldn’t he know the Church Teachings on this matter.  He does know the Church Teachings – but instead of speaking the truth to her he told her to talk to the Lord and go forward.

Lutherans receive Communion at Vatican after meeting with Pope: report (Lifesite News)

ROME, January 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of Finnish Lutherans were offered Holy Communion by priests at a mass held in St. Peter’s Basilica following a meeting with Pope Francis on January 15, according to a report by the Finnish periodical Kotimaa 24.

Lutheran bishop Samuel Salmi was visiting the Vatican as the head of a delegation that included a youth choir that was to perform there. Salmi says he met privately with Pope Francis.

After the personal audience with the pope, the delegation was present at a celebration of the Catholic mass. According to Salmi, at the time of communion the non-Catholics placed their right hands on their left shoulders, a traditional way of indicating that they were ineligible to receive the Eucharist. However, the celebrating priests insisted on giving them communion.

Salmi told Kotimaa 24 that “I myself accepted it [Holy Communion].” He added that “this was not a coincidence,” and nor was it a coincidence when last year the pope seemed to accept the notion of a Lutheran woman receiving communion with her Catholic husband. The original article, written in Finnish, was translated for LifeSiteNews by Voice of the Family’s Maria Madise.

RELATED: Pope’s advice to Lutheran woman: A clue to how he’ll rule on Communion for the ‘remarried’?

At that time the pope acknowledged that “explanations and interpretations” of communion may differ between Catholics and Lutherans, but “life is bigger than explanations and interpretations.” He advised the woman to “Talk to the Lord and then go forward.”

I think you get the idea as to  how deception has entered into our Church with a vengeance.  There may be many of you out there who truly believe in this Pope and believe with all your heart and soul that what he is doing is good.   In fact, Jesus said that “even the elect will be deceived”.    He also said there will only be a remnant who will adhere to the true teachings of the Catholic Church.  I hope to be part of that remnant and my greatest fear, really, is being deceived by the deceiver.  So far, you can see it is the great majority who believe in and love this Pope of ours.  I wish I could say I did, but quite honestly, I don’t.  I will respect him and try not to say anything that is not true, but I have to speak the truth of what I know.

God Bless all of you.

Pope Francis admits to opening the door for change in the Church

Oh My, this is truly hard to believe…it is true.   Pope Francis  wants to change our thinking on specific areas of Church Doctrine.   I was browsing the 1Peter5 Blog and you can see for yourself here.   The problem with his exhortation on the family is that many people will think he has the right to change doctrine, but he does not…therefore, this document does not have the authority of the Popes Office who speaks magisterially.

To clarify,  this is what Cardinal Burke tells us:

Boiled down, Cardinal Burke’s point is essentially this: stop saying the apostolic exhortation is a revolution in Church teaching, because it can’t be a revolution in Church teaching, because the exhortation is non-magisterial and by definition does not have the authority to change church teaching or practice, and to say it has done so causes scandal.

To boil it down even further: the exhortation can’t change church teaching, and therefore it didn’t. Full stop. more here.

So here we have the Pope suggesting, to the lay person, who is considered in a state of mortal sin that its ok to receive Holy Communion.  He is telling the clergy to look at each situation on a case by case basis and then make a decision as to whether or not they would permit these individuals to receive Holy Communion.  The Popes exhortation can not force the clergy to accept his opinions and thoughts on the matter.  However this is very confusing because he is saying “yes” its ok to do, but yet at the same time, he is also telling them to judge each case in light of magisterial teaching.

Well for pete’s sakes, the magisterial teaching says “NO” to all those scenarios.  So just what is his point?  What is he trying to do…..?????

I understand that many people have tried to give him the benefit of the doubt or justified everything he says or have tried  to EXPLAIN away his words and actions, but we really do need to open our eyes and ears and listen to the Holy Spirit Now.   This is not a game or a little news snippet to gossip about.  This has huge implications for what is to come.

About this time last year I was given a vision of the church split in two and then I heard the words “Synod of the Family”.  I was given to understand that the results of this Synod would split the Catholic Faithful in two different and opposing camps.

We each get to believe what we want to believe – but I do remind everyone that we will all answer to God at some point.   We know we are in the period of tribulation and we are suffering this period precisely because we have gone against God.  The Church is being purified because of the sins of the clergy.  Do we want the respect of man or of God.  That is the question.  Who will we follow?

The Faithful will be persecuted…. and the faithful are those who are faithful to the Church Teachings which have been taught since Jesus Christ walked the earth.   We cannot go against what Jesus taught.  These are not man-made rules.

If you still do not believe we have entered the end times period, please note the horrific storms going on across the globe.  Earthquakes, tsunamis, snowstorms, flooding, raging fires, and more.  Thousands upon thousands of poor souls losing their homes and living on the streets or in their cars.  My gosh….we are there.

I knew this moment was coming, but I am still in a state of shock at how open and  blatant Pope Francis speaks about this situation.   He isn’t even hiding it – others are trying to hide it and make excuses for him…. but not him.     May God have Mercy on Him is all I can think to say and all the clergy who go along with this new exhortation of his.  They will have to suffer for every soul that they lead astray.  That is pretty scary.

Number of Catholic writers expressing concern about Pope’s exhortation rapidly growing:

There are many good articles about the Pope’s exhortation which can be found here.

Blessings to everyone.

 

Have we been hoodwinked?

I noticed that the post family synod document by Pope Francis was released yesterday.  you can find and read it here.  I skimmed through the entire document and found that it is  ambiguous in some parts of the document –  especially relating to the person who is in a situation that he refers to as “irregular”.   What this means is in a situation that the Church considers “sinful” or perhaps in a position of not being able to receive Holy Communion because of their being remarried without an annulment.  Which the Church has always stated is adultery.

Some of the articles that wrote on this subject can be found below:

Pope Francis opens door to Communion for ‘remarried’ Catholics in landmark exhortation

Pope emphasizes flexibility over rules for modern families

This ‘Amoris Laetitia’ cannot be tolerated in silence 

Ok, so my thoughts are this:

The Pope speaks of being more merciful to those who have been divorced and remarried in terms that are very ambiguous.  Almost to the point where he suggests that our conscience should be our guiding principle here.  He basically states that those who are living together  (without the sacrament of marriage); remarried without an annulment, and other examples that “this is life in the new world” and we need to accommodate people where they are at.  He does not say that we should invite them back and explain what needs to be done so that they can be in the good graces of God— No, we are to accept their situation and position and bend the law to suit them.  Out of Mercy.  Did Jesus do this?

imageWhen you think of the woman who was brought before Jesus because of Adultery.  What did He say to her?  He was merciful to her, but He did not confirm her in her sin, but rather told her, He does not condemn her, but go and sin no more. (John 8: 1-11)

The woman, who had five husbands, met Jesus at the well and when He spoke to her, He imagewas very loving and merciful as well—-but, He did not tell her to go about her business as usual, that it was ok.  No, he spoke truth to her and she went away ecstatically happy and told everyone that Jesus told her all she had done in her life.     What did she do – well, she ran back and told everyone of the Messiah who told her all she had done and she changed her ways and followed Him after that.  (John 4: 1-42).

If Jesus did not change His law to suit the needs of those people during that time (this woman who had 5 husbands) or the woman caught in adultery and many other situations, I am sure, –  can our Pope make a decision that says we must meet people where they are at for whatever reason and allow them to receive Holy Communion when the teachings of the Church are contrary to this.

Jesus’s Mercy is quite different than the Mercy that Pope Francis is calling for.  He is saying that each situation must be discerned by their Pastor or Bishop.  Now think of this:  One Pastor says, ok, you can receive Holy Communion even though you are living in a “state of sin” and another Pastor says “No, you cannot”.  What is this going to do to the Church.  It will no longer hold to “Truth”, but will change with the wind.   Can any institution operate this way?  What about businesses – If they changed the rules for every person, depending on their situation?  Would that work – hardly.  Disintegration and chaos would ensue.  He contradicts the writings and encyclicals of Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict.  Should this be a warning for us?

What are your thoughts?  I know it is now the “norm” to live together before getting married;  but just because our society has been in decline and it becomes the new norm, does that mean we should change the teachings of Christ?  Is it not a sin anymore simply because a lot of people are doing it?  Can you imagine what the Church will have to suffer because of this – teaching something totally contrary to what Jesus taught!

We do have to pray for our Church and Church Leaders because they will be held accountable for every person they lead astray or confirm in their sin.  What is wrong with just speaking truth and getting everyone back on track so they can actually lead happy, fulfilling lives.  God gave us those commandments so we would be happy – He knows how sinful behavior ruins our lives and leads us down the wrong path – right into satans arms.

 

God Bless

 

 

An Opportunity to act like Christians

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ONLY when we humble ourselves and discard our own opinions and ideas of who God is  can God reveal His Divine Truths to us. ( A word He gave me for this posting).

I spoke about Charlie Johnston before, and I would like to make a few comments in regard to his latest post which can be found here (I proclaim the Rescue).

If you did not know, Bishop Aquila has looked into all of Charlie’s prophecies/writings and found that there is no error in them so we are free to read and believe them.  He can speak about his mission publicly, just not on Church property.

I think you will find his article very hopeful and helpful in regard to what is coming upon us.    After reading what he had to say, I  read an interview  by the world renowned economist, Harry Dents .  His view of what is coming, certainly jives with what Charlie is saying; and Harry Dents is relying on facts….He is coming from a purely secular view.

Right now we are being given the opportunity to act like we are Christians and Jesus did say they will know you are Christians by how you act.  What I mean by this is that Charlie continually says that we need to help others and do the next right thing.  Isn’t that what Jesus proclaimed throughout His Ministry and then the Apostles after Him.  We can take our cue by reading and studying how the Apostles acted during times of tribulation and persecution.  (If you have ever wondered how the Apostles died and where they are buried, you can find that here.)

After the Holy Spirit came upon them the Apostles suffered much adversity –  they did go imagehungry, they were persecuted for the faith, they were beaten, stoned and imprisoned,  but they spoke in season and out of season.  Good times and bad times.  They continually praised God and taught the Gospel message to all those around them.  They calmed the fears of others, healed in Jesus’s Name, and shared all that they had. Remember though how they were when they walked with Jesus for three years – They still had much pride, lots of fear, self-love, arrogance,  and wanting to be chosen over the others.  What a difference after they received the Holy Spirit.   That will be the same for us.  We are like the Apostles before the Holy Spirit came upon them.  But, the Holy Spirit will prune away and purify us so that we too will become a new creation.  Jesus is the vine and we are the branches (John 15:5).  Separated from Him, we will be lost, but staying attached to Him, we too will be given the special graces to perform the works that we will be called to do.

Isaiah 30:19-22

Yes, O people in Zion who dwell at Jerusalem; you shall weep no more.  He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when he hears it, he will answer you.  And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.  And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.  Then you will defile your gold-plated molten images.  You will scatter them as unclean things; you will say to them “Begone”. 

About a year ago  I wrote how Jesus wants to prepare us to be the New Apostles of the End Times.   We too can give hope to others; forget about ourselves, which only feeds our self-love, and pray with Faith.  We can teach Truth and walk through all sorts of adversity with Faith, knowing that God walks beside us and is helping us.  We too can calm those with many fears, and heal in Jesus’s Name.  God is doing something New.  Do you perceive it?

Isaiah 43: 18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”

imageWe are being given a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here.  Never before has any other generation been given this chance – to relive our lives over.  We are being given the opportunity to behave like true Christians.   We will have more Saints in our generation than any other generation – simply because of what it will take to overcome all the adversity with Perseverance, Hope, Trust, Faith, and Love .

Charlie stated the following:

Right around the turn of the millennium, the archangel, Gabriel, gave me a prayer and told me the time would come when we would need miracles – and many miracles would be wrought through the faithful use of the prayer.

Right now, many things are collapsing before our very eyes.

When the normal means of healing are easily available, you should always take advantage of them. When God has provided abundant means of normal medicine, it is a presumption to demand only His supernatural medicine. Ideally, it is best to take advantage of both. But soon (and it is happening far more rapidly than I expected) availability of normal services will be spotty – and if you have something chronic or are elderly, much will not be available at all as surviving doctors start working under an implicit triage mentality because of the shortages of supplies and equipment. God will not leave you bereft. for more please go here

This Miraculous Prayer of Trust is to Our Lady of Guadalupe or of Tepeyac.  I found an interesting article the other day explaining the meaning of the image of the tilma worn by our Lady of Guadalupe, which you can find here. image

St. Louis De Montfort spoke about the Apostles of the End Times.

Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716) is one of the few saints – if not the only one – who look to the future of the Church. No other saint, neither before nor after, has spoken about the apostles of the last times who prepare for the glorious return of Jesus by fighting the last apocalyptic battle which will precede the coming of the Kingdom which Jesus taught us to ask for in the Our Father.

Mary “will crush the head of Satan and bring victory to Jesus Christ” by means of her “heel”1, that is, “her humble servants and her poor children”. The term used by Montfort is “enfant”, which can be translated as “son” or “child”: are children also included among these “apostles of the last times”?

1 “…her heel, that is, her humble servants and her poor children whom she will rouse to fight against him. In the eyes of the world they will be little and poor and, like the heel, lowly in the eyes of all, down-trodden and crushed as is the heel by the other parts of the body” (TD 54).

But Mary’s power over the evil spirits will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lie in wait for her heel, that is, for her humble servants and her poor children whom she will rouse to fight against him. They (…) will be rich in God’s graces, which will be abundantly bestowed on them by Mary. They will be great and exalted before God in holiness. They will be superior to all creatures by their great zeal and so strongly will they be supported by divine assistance that, in union with Mary, they will crush the head of Satan with their heel, that is, their humility, and bring victory to Jesus Christ” (TD 54).

Monfort talks about the apostles of the last times: “Only the one to whom the Spirit of Jesus reveals the secret (…)”. The “secret” which the Spirit reveals to them is perfect devotion to Mary:

“The Holy Spirit himself will lead this faithful soul to this secret, so that he may advance from strength to strength, from grace to grace, from light to light, until at length he attains transformation into Jesus in the fullness of his age on earth and of his glory in heaven” (TD 119).

Those who are fully obedient to the action of the Spirit will do everything through Mary, and will be led not by their own will but by the “Holy Spirit of God” (TD 258). These will be the new apos- tles in which always and only the will of the Father will be accom- plished and who will be the living instruments of the powerful salvific action of the Holy Spirit.

End Time Prophecy of Saint Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort
Posted by Dawn Marie on December 20, 2010 at 8:30pmView BlogSaint Louis Marie de Montfort was a prophet of the Last Days. The reason we call St. Louis Marie de Montfort a prophet of the last days, even though he lived between the last half of the Seventeenth Century and the first part of the Eighteenth century is because of what we read in his prophecies which deal with these last days:”….towards the end of the world, ….Almighty God and His holy Mother are to raise up saints who will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs.”17″These great souls filled with grace and zeal will be chosen to oppose the enemies of God who are raging on all sides. They will be exceptionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin. Illumined by her light, strengthened by her spirit, supported by her arms, sheltered under her protection, they will fight with one hand and build with the other. With one hand they will give battle, overthrowing and crushing heretics and their heresies, schismatics and their schisms, idolaters and their idolatries, sinners and their wickedness. With the other hand they will build the temple of the true Solomon and the mystical city of God, namely, the Blessed Virgin… “18”They will be like thunderclouds flying through the air at the slightest breath of the Holy Spirit. Attached to nothing, surprised at nothing, they will shower down the rain of God’s word and of eternal life. They will thunder against sin; they will storm against the world; they will strike down the devil and his followers and for life and for death, they will pierce through and through with the two-edged sword of God’s word all those against whom they are sent by Almighty God.”19″They will be true apostles of the latter times to whom the Lord of Hosts will give eloquence and strength to work wonders and carry off glorious spoils from His enemies. They will sleep without gold or silver and, more important still, without concern in the midst of other priests, ecclesiastics and clerics. Yet they will have the silver wings of the dove enabling them to go wherever the Holy Spirit calls them, filled as they are, with the resolve to seek the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Wherever they preach, they will leave behind them nothing but the gold of love, which is the fulfillment of the whole law.”20

“They will have the two-edged sword of the Word of God in their mouths and the bloodstained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. They will carry the Crucifix in their right hand and the rosary in their left, and the holy names of Jesus and Mary on their heart.21

“Mary scarcely appeared in the first coming of Christ… But in the second coming of Jesus Christ, Mary must be known and openly revealed by the Holy Spirit so that Jesus may be known, loved and served through her.”22
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