Mark Mallett

ISAIAH’S PROPHECY OF GLOBAL COMMUNISM

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WE are nearing the end of our family and ministry’s move to another province. It’s been quite an upheaval… but I’ve managed to keep one eye out for what is rapidly taking place in the world as self-appointed global “elites” wrestle power, sovereignty, supplies and food from the world’s population through manufactured crises. 

Church Father Lactantius called it “one common robbery”. This is the sum of what all the headlines today are pointing to: The Great Robbery at the end of this age — a neo-Communist take over under the auspices of “environmentalism” and “health”. Of course, these are lies and Satan is the “father of lies”. All of this was prophesied some 2700 years ago and you and I are alive to see it. The victory will be Christ’s after this great tribulation…

First published in July 2020…


WRITTEN over 2700 years ago, Isaiah is the preeminent prophet of the coming Era of Peace. The Early Church Fathers often cited his works when speaking of a coming “period of peace” on earth—prior to the end of the world—and as also prophesied by Our Lady of Fatima.

Yes, a miracle was promised at Fatima, the greatest miracle in the history of the world, second only to the Resurrection. And that miracle will be an era of peace which has never really been granted before to the world. —Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi, October 9th, 1994 (papal theologian for Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, and John Paul II); Family Catechism, (Sept. 9th, 1993), p. 35

The Church Fathers also understood this period Isaiah spoke of to be one and the same as that of the “millennium” that St. John foretold in the 20th chapter of Revelation—what the Fathers also called the “Day of the Lord” or “Sabbath rest” for the Church:

Behold, the Day of the Lord shall be a thousand years. —Letter of Barnabas, The Fathers of the Church, Ch. 15

They interpreted both Isaiah’s and St. John’s symbolic language to refer to the end of a wicked global reign, after the “beast” and “false prophet” are cast into Hell (Rev 19:20), and a Judgment of the Living takes place. Then, the Scriptures will be vindicated, peace will reign for a time, and as Our Lord said:

This gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matt 24:14)

Most significantly, the words of the “Our Father” will be fulfilled at last when Christ’s Kingdom will come in a new modality, and the Father’s “will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This hope was beautifully expressed by St. Louis de Montfort who said the saints during that time “will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs.”[1]

Your divine commandments are broken, your Gospel is thrown aside, torrents of iniquity flood the whole earth carrying away even your servants… Will everything come to the same end as Sodom and Gomorrah? Will you never break your silence? Will you tolerate all this for ever? Is it not true that your will must be done on earth as it is in heaven? Is it not true that your kingdom must come? Did you not give to some souls, dear to you, a vision of the future renewal of the Church? —St. Louis de Montfort, Prayer for Missionaries, n. 5; www.ewtn.com

This renewal, Isaiah foretells, involves a certain restoration of creation through a triumph over evil, sickness, and division, for a time.

These are the words of Isaiah concerning the millennium: ‘For there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and the former will not be remembered nor come into their heart, but they will be glad and rejoice in these things, which I create… There shall no more be an infant of days there, nor an old man that shall not fill up his days; for the child shall die a hundred years old… For as the days of the tree of life, so shall be the days of My people, and the works of their hands shall be multiplied. My elect shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for a curse; for they shall be a righteous seed blessed by the Lord, and their posterity with them. —St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, Ch. 81, The Fathers of the Church, Christian Heritage; cf. Is 54:1

So, what is coming then is the chaining of Satan (Rev 20:4). But then that also means…

We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through… We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel, of Christ versus the anti-Christ… It is a trial… of 2,000 years of culture and Christian civilization, with all of its consequences for human dignity, individual rights, human rights and the rights of nations. —Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (JOHN PAUL II ), at the Eucharistic Congress, Philadelphia, PA; August 13, 1976; cf. Catholic Online (confirmed by Deacon Keith Fournier who was in attendance)

This final battle is steadily progressing toward its peak—Clash of Kingdoms. Indeed, just as St. John foretold the rise of global totalitarianism under a “beast” before an Era of Peace (Rev 13:5), so too did Isaiah. And just as St. John emphasized how the beast would dominate through the economy by controlling who could “buy or sell” (Rev 13:17), Isaiah reveals how this Antichrist will likewise dominate over the world’s wealth.

A PROPHECY OF GLOBAL COMMUNISM

In this past Wednesday’s first Mass reading, Isaiah warns a stubborn and unrepentant Israel (which is a type of the Church who is the “new Israel”; cf. Catechism of the Catholic Churchn. 877) how a king will come from Assyria to purify their nation.

Woe to Assyria! My rod in anger, my staff in wrath. Against an impious nation I send him, and against a people under my wrath I order him to seize plunder, carry off loot, and tread them down like the mud of the streets. But this is not what he intends, nor does he have this in mind; Rather, it is in his heart to destroy, to make an end of nations not a few. For he says: “By my own power I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am shrewd. I have moved the boundaries of peoples, their treasures I have pillaged, and, like a giant, I have put down the enthroned. My hand has seized like a nest the riches of nations; as one takes eggs left alone, so I took in all the earth; no one fluttered a wing, or opened a mouth, or chirped!”

According to some Early Church Fathers such as Hippolytus,[2] Victorinus[3] and Lactantius, the Antichrist may originate from present day Syria (Iraq), which was ancient Assyria. 

Another king shall arise out of Syria, born from an evil spirit… and he will constitute and call himself God, and will order himself to be worshipped as the Son of God, and power will be given him to do signs and wonders…Then he will attempt to destroy the Temple of God, and persecute the righteous people; and there will be distress and tribulation such as there never has been since the beginning of the world. —Lactantius (c. 250-330 AD), Divine Institutes, Book 7, ch. 17 

To be certain, the Antichrist is an actual person,[4] but he also comes to reign through a global empire—a “beast with seven heads”.[5] What is most notable in Isaiah’s passage is what this “him” whom God sends to chastise the nations does: he seizes plunder, carries off loot, moves boundaries, and snatches the riches of the nations. In other words, this is precisely what Communism does: it seizes private property, confiscates wealth, stifles private enterprise, and annihilates the boundaries of nations.

In her 1921 book exposing the plot for a Communist “world revolution,” author Nesta H. Webster tackled the underlying root philosophy of the secret societies of Freemasonry and Illuminatism who are driving today’s present upheaval. It is the notion that “Civilization is all wrong” and that salvation for the human race lies in a “return to nature.” Not only is this clearly nuanced in the United Nations’ 17 “sustainable development” goals,[6] but it was also highlighted—and condemned—by Pope St. Leo XIII:

At this period, however, the partisans of evil seems to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons. No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself …that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view—namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum GenusEncyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, Apri 20th, 1884

The philosopher François-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, was one of the most powerful French Masons whom one man described as “The most perfect incarnation of Satan that the world ever saw.” Voltaire supplies the vision and reason why so many popes condemned and warned about their plot for a global revolution… which, clearly, is well underway:

…when conditions are right, a reign will spread across the whole earth to wipe out all Christians, and then establish a universal brotherhood without marriage, family, property, law or God. —Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Stephen Mahowald, She Shall Crush Thy Head (Kindle Edition)

Former USSR president, Michael Gorbachev, who founded Green Cross International to promote the UN’s initiatives and who remains an avowed atheist and communist, stated on the PBS Charlie Rose Show:

We are part of the Cosmos… Cosmos is my God. Nature is my God… l believe that the 21st century will be the century of the environment, the century when all of us will have to find an answer to how to harmonize relations between man and the rest of Nature… We are part of Nature…  —October 23, 1996, Canada Free Press 

Webster emphasizes how the elimination (ie. plundering) of private property is key to a new world order. Quoting French philosopher and Freemason Jean-Jacques Rousseau, she summarizes how the philosophy behind these secret societies is the idea that private possession is the root of discord.

“The first man who bethought himself of saying ‘This is mine,’ and found people simple enough to believe him was the real founder of civil society. What crimes, what wars, what murders, what miseries and horrors would he have spared the human race who, snatching away the spades and filling the ditches, had cried out to his fellows: ‘Beware of listening to this imposter; you are lost if you forget that the fruits of the earth belong to all and the earth to no one.’” In these words [of Rousseau] the whole principle of Communism is to be found. World Revolution, The Plot Against Civilization, pp. 1-2

Of course, the best deceptions always have a kernel of truth, if not a lot of truth. This is why the young today are being so easily drawn into Marxist principles once again. But Webster exposes the insanity of this sophistry for what it is:

Destroy civilization in its entirety and the human race sinks to the level of the jungle in which the only law is that of the strong over the weak, the only incentive the struggle for material needs. For although Rousseau’s injunction, “Go back into the woods and become men!” may be excellent advice if interpreted as a temporary measure, “go back into the woods and remain there” is a counsel for anthropoid apes… As to the distribution of the “fruits of the earth” one has only to watch two thrushes on the lawn disputing over a worm to see how the question of food supply is settled in primitive society. —Ibid. pp. 2-3

Which is why Our Lady appeared at Fatima to beg for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, lest the errors of Russia (Communism) about to take hold there through the Bolshevik revolution, would begin to spread throughout the entire world. Our Lady was not heeded. As Pope Pius XI pointed out in his powerful and prophetic encyclical, Divine RedemptorisRussia and its people were usurped by those…

…authors and abettors who considered Russia the best-prepared field for experimenting with a plan elaborated decades ago, and who from there continue to spread it from one end of the world to the other… Our words are now receiving sorry confirmation from the spectacle of the bitter fruits of subversive ideas, which We foresaw and foretold, and which are… threatening every other country of the world. —POPE PIUS XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 24, 6

THE PLAN IN REAL TIME

Indeed, this radical agenda for “the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world” is proceeding as planned. A proposed United Nations blueprint called Agenda 21, pushed by radical but influential environmentalist Maurice Strong and signed onto by 178 member nations, has been absorbed and retooled under the current plan: Agenda 2030. Its predecessor called for the abolition of “national sovereignty” and the dissolution of property rights.

Agenda 21: “Land… cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes.” — “Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender”, June 7th, 2012; investors.com

I’m sure the prophet Isaiah would be blowing a very large trumpet were he alive today. Especially when you consider what is happening in plain sight under the cover of COVID-19 and radical quarantine measures for the “common good”: one of the greatest wealth transfers in history. Market analyst, Jim Cramer, notes that corporations and the stock market are suspiciously thriving while small businesses are “dropping like flies.”[7] The reason is that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are “printing money” in order to buy up government and corporate debt thus hiding what is really happening—the collapse of the global economy and a steady flow of assets to the Reserve. In April, Bloomberg reported that the Fed is “buying $41 Billion of assets daily”; Morgan Stanley analysts estimate that the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of Japan and Bank of England will expand their balance sheets by a cumulative $6.8 trillion when all is said and done. And stock analyst Greg Mannarino of Traders Choice claims:

We have not seen anything yet. In order for the Federal Reserve to finish it’s plan [to own the planet], which we’re in the heart of it right now, they’re funnelling trillions of dollars around the world to other central banks to buy assets. —July 16th, 2020; shtfplan.com

In other words, the worlds wealth is quickly being concentrated into a handful of powerful banking families, who are Freemasons.[8] Consider the words of the prophet Micah (this Saturday’s first Mass reading):

Woe to those who plan iniquity, and work out evil on their couches; in the morning light [ie. “broad daylight”] they accomplish it when it lies within their power. They covet fields, and seize them; houses, and they take them; they cheat an owner of his house, a man of his inheritance… (Micah 2:1-2)

That will be the time in which righteousness shall be cast out, and innocence be hated; in which the wicked shall prey upon the good as enemies; neither law, nor order, nor military discipline shall be preserved… all things shall be confounded and mixed together against right, and against the laws of nature. Thus the earth shall be laid waste, as though by one common robbery. When these things shall so happen, then the righteous and the followers of truth shall separate themselves from the wicked, and flee into solitudes. —Lactantius, Church Father, The Divine Institutes, Book VII, Ch. 17

Perhaps this is the saddest tragedy of the present hour as we watch rioters burning buildings, looting, toppling statues, attacking police officers, calling openly for Marxist rule to reign: they are essentially handing power over to a banking cartel who are increasingly calling the shots. The irony of this revolution was not lost on Benedict XVI:

A new intolerance is spreading, that is quite obvious… a negative religion is being made into a tyrannical standard that everyone must follow. That is then seemingly freedom—for the sole reason that it is liberation from the previous situation. —Light of the World, A Conversation with Peter Seewald, p. 52

As I have written before, war and division are from the playbook of Freemasonry: stoking international tensions, funding both sides of a war, fomenting racial and gender divisions, breaking everything down in order to eventually build it up again… Ordo ab chaos (order out of chaos”) is the secret society’s modus operandi. Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Wayles Eppes Monticello:

[T]he spirit of war and indictment… since the modern theory of the perpetuation of debt, has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating. —June 24, 1813; let.rug.nl

Sound familiar?

We think of the great powers of the present day, of the anonymous financial interests which turn men into slaves, which are no longer human things, but are an anonymous power which men serve, by which men are tormented and even slaughtered. They [i.e., anonymous financial interests] are a destructive power, a power that menaces the world. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Reflection after the reading of the office for the Third Hour this morning in the Synod Aula, Vatican City, October 11, 2010

THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

One could not end this meditation on Isaiah’s prescient words without noting one other key aspect by which Communism is spreading again throughout the world: “Green” politics. As an official on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) quite candidly admitted:

…one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth… —Ottmar Edenhofer, dailysignal.com, November 19th, 2011

And again,

This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years—since the industrial revolution. —Chief Climate Change official of the United Nations, Christine Figueres, November 30th, 2015; unric.org

Just listen to one of the architects of the “new world order” (whose mission is to promote precisely what Isaiah prophesied: “open” borders of nations):

This is the crisis of my lifetime. Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be  impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible, but probably absolutely necessary. And then came Covid-19, which has totally disrupted people’s lives and required very different behaviour. It is an unprecedented event that probably has never occurred in this combination. And it really endangers the survival of our civilization… we must find a way to cooperate on fighting climate change and the novel coronavirus. —George Soros, May 13th, 2020; independent.co.uk.

This is the same Soros openly funding these violent revolutionaries, according to an undercover exposé by Project Veritas.[9]

Indeed, we are entering what the United Nations-backed World Economic Forum calls the “Great Reset” and “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” According to their website, it is…

…a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society. —January 14th, 2016; weforum.org

But did we ask or vote for this? Here, the latter part of Isaiah’s prophecy is also remarkably coming to fruition; over “all the earth… no one fluttered a wing, or opened a mouth, or chirped!” No, this revolution is happening with our full co-operation as we all connect to the “internet of things”—and surrender our privacy and freedom at the same time. Yes, it’s remarkable how quickly countries, one by one, confined their healthy populations to virtual house arrest with barely any resistance. How no one has asked how those trillions in free government cheques are going to be paid back. And what a strange silence from the hierarchy of the Church as they closed parishes without a peep. The narrative on social media is tightly controlled as tech giants go into hyper-censorship mode. Even mayors and governors have been strangely quiet as rioters occupy and destroy their streets in the name of fighting “racism.” And rather than denounce their Marxist tactics, many have quietly joined them out of cowardice, fear, or ignorance. Indeed, people are increasingly afraid to “flutter a wing” or “open a mouth” for fear of being banned, shamed, or even fired. Isaiah seemingly foresaw this in stunning accuracy.

But so too have several popes and members of the hierarchy. The Vatican’s study on the New Age called “Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life” is a critical prophetic work that explains in more detail the warnings a century earlier of previous popes: of a “global vision”—minus Christianity—based on a blend of environmentalism, technology, and playing with the DNA of life altogether. 

Deep ecology’s emphasis on biocentrism denies the anthropological vision of the Bible, in which human beings are at the centre of the world… It is very prominent in legislation and education today… in the ideological theory underlying population control policies and experiments in genetic engineering, which seem to express a dream human beings have of creating themselves afresh. How do people hope to do this? By deciphering the genetic code, altering the natural rules of sexuality, defying the limits of death. —Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life, n. 2.3.4.1 

In other words, it is a revolution that will culminate exactly in how Isaiah, St. John, Our Lord and St. Paul said it would: in man putting himself in the place of God.

…that day [the Day of the Lord] will not come, unless the rebellion [revolution] comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thess 3-4)

But it will be a short reign. The Lord will break the wicked, says Isaiah, and for a time, there will be a period of peace and justice:

He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips. Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb… In days to come, The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it… For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and set terms for many peoples. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again… for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:4-6, 2:2-5, 11:9)

Oh! when in every city and village the law of the Lord is faithfully observed, when respect is shown for sacred things, when the Sacraments are frequented, and the ordinances of Christian life fulfilled, there will certainly be no more need for us to labor further to see all things restored in Christ… And then? Then, at last, it will be clear to all that the Church, such as it was instituted by Christ, must enjoy full and entire liberty and independence from all foreign dominion…  “He shall break the heads of his enemies,” that all may know “that God is the king of all the earth,” “that the Gentiles may know themselves to be men.” All this, Venerable Brethren, We believe and expect with unshakable faith. —POPE PIUS X, E Supremi, Encyclical “On the Restoration of All Things”, n.14, 6-7

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Footnotes
↑1Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, Art. 47; cf. The Coming New and Divine Holiness
↑2“…lo, the Lord brings up upon you the water of the river, strong and full, even the king of Assyria. By the king he means metaphorically Antichrist…” — “On Christ and the Antichrist”, n. 57; newadvent.org
↑3“There shall be peace for our land… and they shall encircle Assur [Assyria], that is antichrist, in the trench of Nimrod.” —Commentary on the Apocalypse, ch. 7
↑4“…that Antichrist is one individual man, not a power—not a mere ethical spirit, or a political system, not a dynasty, or succession of rulers—was the universal tradition of the early Church.” —St. John Henry Newman, “The Times of Antichrist”, Lecture 1
↑5Rev 13:1
↑6cf. The New Paganism-Part III
↑7June 5th, 2020; markets.businessinsider.com
↑8cf. “Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve” by James Corbett
↑9https://www.thegatewaypundit.com

Thought for today….

Do grant, oh my God, that when my lips approach Yours to kiss You, I may taste the gall that was given to You; when my shoulders lean against Yours, make me feel Your scourging; when my flesh is united with Yours in the Holy Eucharist, make me feel Your Passion; when my head comes near Yours, make me feel Your thorns; when my heart is close to Yours, make me feel Your spear.
St. Gemma Galgani

Mark Mallett

THE WATCHMAN’S EXILE

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A certain passage in the book of Ezekiel was strong on my heart last month. Now, Ezekiel is a prophet that played a significant role at the beginning of my personal calling into this writing apostolate. It was this passage, in fact, that gently pushed me from fear into action:

If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes, and takes any one of them; that man is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand. (Ezekiel 33:6)

Seventeen years later, I continue to remain in a place of mystery and amazement as to the things I’ve been compelled to write, as we now see the “Great Storm” the Lord spoke to me of unfolding pretty much as literally written in Revelation Chapter 6.[1] 

THE EXILES

But a month ago, another passage from Ezekiel was laid upon my heart:

The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, you live in the midst of a rebellious house; they have eyes to see, but do not see, and ears to hear but do not hear. They are such a rebellious house! Now, son of man, during the day while they watch, pack a bag for exile, and again while they watch, go into exile from your place to another place; perhaps they will see that they are a rebellious house. (Ezekiel 12:1-3)

At the same time, both my wife and I felt a stirring happening. I was even going through our farm and organizing things, throwing out or giving away anything we didn’t need — simplifying without really knowing why. Then, in a flash, a small farm in another province came onto the market. We both felt God calling us there… and through one miracle after another, we are being called to move. We have poured our hearts into our present little farm, built practically from the ground up. There are so many memories here where we have raised our eight children… yet through tears, today, we are digging out our boxes and beginning to pack — in broad daylight — as soon as I finish this article. 

During the day, while they watch, bring out your bag, an exile’s bag. In the evening, again while they watch, go out as if into exile. (Ezekiel 12:4)

Look, I hardly understand all this myself. It has been a whirlwind the past few weeks; either we are crazy to uproot at this time in the world— or this is a brilliant move by the Divine. But it reminds me, too, of one of the first “now words” that the Lord gave me years ago[2] after hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on Lousiana: 

“New Orleans was a microcosm of what is to come… you are now in the calm before the Storm.” When Hurricane Katrina struck, many residents found themselves in exile. It did not matter if you were rich or poor, white or black, clergy or layman —if you were in its path, you had to move now. There is a global “shake up” coming, and it will produce in certain regions exiles. (see The Coming Refuges and Solitudes) — from The Hour of the Exiles

See! The Lord is about to empty the earth and lay it waste; he will twist its surface,and scatter its inhabitants: People and priest shall fare alike: servant and master, Maid and mistress, buyer and seller, Lender and borrower, creditor and debtor. (Isaiah 24:1-2)

As The Seven Seals of Revolution literally unfold before our eyes, we are already seeing the displacement of millions of Ukrainians, for example, from that one regional conflict. What will happen when war, famine, and further biological weapons are released upon a hapless world? There will be exiles, everywhere. Of course, I am horrified by what I am writing; there is not an ounce of my soul attempting to be melodramatic. But it is clear that many of our global leaders have abandoned their people in order to participate in the “Great Reset”: higher carbon taxes, rising fuel costs, food shortages… this is all happening under their watch, and they are unphased by it. Why? Because, in their hubris, they believe we must destroy the present order “for the common good” in order to “build back better” — and this means destroying the middle class, enriching the top (so that they have the resources to rule us, of course), and making the rest of us “equal”.[3] Our Lady has been warning us for years that Communism would return.[4] How are they doing this? Ordo ab chaos (“order out of chaos”) is the Masonic modus operandi. Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Wayles Eppes Monticello:

…the spirit of war and indictment… since the modern theory of the perpetuation of debt, has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating. —June 24, 1813; let.rug.nl

Sound familiar?

We think of the great powers of the present day, of the anonymous financial interests which turn men into slaves, which are no longer human things, but are an anonymous power which men serve, by which men are tormented and even slaughtered. They [i.e., anonymous financial interests] are a destructive power, a power that menaces the world. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Reflection after the reading of the office for the Third Hour this morning in the Synod Aula, Vatican City, October 11, 2010

I confess that a certain righteous anger is rising up in my soul against the utter arrogance of these often unelected men who are manufacturing crises, dictating to us what to do with our bodies, taxing us to death, and deliberately destroying the infrastructure through lockdowns, inflation, war, etc. But here, I realize that God has also given them authority,[5] and so it is my duty not to curse them but pray for their salvation.

THE DAYS AHEAD

And so, there is going to be a certain “chaos” in the Mallett family over at least the next couple of months as we go “into exile” from our comfort zone. I hope to be able to share the odd “now word” here and there during this move, but I cannot make any promises (although, I already have a “word” on my heart I hope to pen shortly….). What will not cease are my daily prayers and love for each and every one of you. 

The days of exile are upon us. It will look different from family to family. For some, we will eventually be called into refuges; others are already there; and yet, others will be called into great sacrifices for the sake of the Gospel. What matters is that we remain steadfastly in the Divine Will, no matter what. Heaven… keep your eyes on Heaven. That is where we are destined, and when we are there, all of this will seem but a blink in eternity. So do not be worried or anxious about anything; instead…

Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

Pray for us… as we will for you. 

The word of the LORD came to me:
Son of man, listen! The house of Israel is saying,
“The vision he sees is a long time off;
he prophesies for distant times!”
Say to them therefore: Thus says the Lord GOD:
None of my words shall be delayed any longer.
Whatever I say is final; it shall be done… (Ezekiel 12-26-28)

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↑1cf. It’s Happening
↑2see The Hour of the Exiles
↑3cf. Isaiah’s Prophecy of Global Communism
↑4see When Communism Returns
↑5cf. Rom 13:1

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NOT A MAGIC WAND

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THE Consecration of Russia on March 25th, 2022 is a monumental event, insofar as it fulfills the explicit request of Our Lady of Fatima.[1] 

In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.—Message of Fatima, vatican.va

However, it would be a mistake to believe this is akin to waving some kind of magic wand that will cause all our troubles to disappear. No, the Consecration does not override the biblical imperative that Jesus clearly proclaimed:

Repent, and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:15)

Will a period of peace come if we remain at war with one another – in our marriages, families, neighbourhoods and nations? Is peace possible while the most vulnerable, from the womb to the Third World, are daily victims of injustice?

Peace is not merely the absence of war, and it is not limited to maintaining a balance of powers between adversaries. Peace cannot be attained on earth without safeguarding the goods of persons, free communication among men, respect for the dignity of persons and peoples, and the assiduous practice of fraternity. Peace is “the tranquillity of order.” Peace is the work of justice and the effect of charity. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2304

This is why the “reparation of First Saturdays” was also part of Our Lady’s request — a call to the People of God to lead the world in repentance.

And yet, we should take Our Lady at her word: a “period of peace” will come — but not as Heaven had hoped. Again:

My will wants to Triumph, and would want to Triumph by means of Love in order to Establish Its Kingdom. But man does not want to come to meet this Love, therefore, it is necessary to use Justice. —Jesus to Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta; Nov. 16th, 1926

…the Sovereign Lord patiently waits until [nations] reach the full measure of their sins before punishing them… he never withdraws his mercy from us. Although he disciplines us with misfortunes, he does not abandon his own people.  (2 Maccabees 6:14,16)

What the Consecration will do is open up a new channel of grace to hasten the coming Triumph and “period of peace”. Peace will indeed come — but now, by way of Divine Justice. It has to be this way. Cancer in its earliest stages can easily be dealt with; but when it metastasizes, it requires major surgery and treatment protocols.[2] And so it is: we did not listen to Our Lady, and hence, the “errors of Russia” have had a century to spread across the world allowing the philosophic seeds for global Communism to take root. As Our Lady said in a message to Italian seer, Gisella Cardia:

With your prayers and true faith you can avoid the third world war, but you are still enclosed in your shells and do not see beyond; catastrophes are coming, but do not abandon the sacraments. Despite my tears, your hearts are hard and you do not allow the light to enter. I ask that your faith be not only one of words, but of deeds. You have the most powerful weapon, the prayer of the Holy Rosary: pray. As time goes by, the Christian faith will no longer be professed and you will be forced to hide: be prepared for this as well. Communism is advancing rapidly. All of this will take place and will be punishment for the heresies, curses and blasphemies that have been perpetrated until now. Now, my daughter, I leave you with my maternal blessing, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. March 24th, 2022

This, she has said to us on the vigil of the Consecration — on the same day as this first Mass reading:

But they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed. They walked in the hardness of their evil hearts and turned their backs, not their faces, to me… I have sent you untiringly all my servants the prophets. Yet they have not obeyed me nor paid heed; they have stiffened their necks and done worse than their fathers. When you speak all these words to them, they will not listen to you either; when you call to them, they will not answer you. Say to them: This is the nation that does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction. Faithfulness has disappeared; the word itself is banished from their speech. (cf. Jer 7:23-28)

A Time for Miracles

In the year 2000, I consecrated my life and ministry to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization. The next morning, the only thing different was that, now, I had a Mother who was given permission to mother me. But the same faults and weaknesses of the day before remained. Over the next two decades, I can attest that, without question, I have seen how Our Lady has had such a powerful hand in bringing about a more authentic conversion in my life. Before every one of my writings, I ask her to be in my words, and my words in hers so that she may mother us all. This, I feel, is a fruit of that personal consecration.

So too, Russia — already in a process of conversion through the previous but “imperfect” consecrations of other popes[3] — has yet to become that nation that will be an instrument of peace, instead of war. 

The image of the Immaculate will one day replace the large red star over the Kremlin, but only after a great and bloody trial.  —St. Maximilian Kolbe, Signs, Wonders and Response, Fr. Albert J. Herbert, p.126

The comfort we should take from this Consecration on the Feast of the Annunciation is that God still has a plan. Even though we have thwarted and delayed it by our disobedience (as the Israelites so often did), God knows how to make all things work to the good for those who love Him.[4] 

A word spoken over me by a prophetic soul at the very beginning of this writing apostolate some seventeen years ago has been lingering in my heart as of late:

This is not the time for comfort but the time for miracles. 

This Consecration will, indeed, open the way for Heaven’s miracles — above all, the so-called “Warning” or Eye of the Storm.[5] Our role as faithful Christians is more crucial than ever: 

…the power of evil is restrained again and again, [and] again and again the power of God himself is shown in the Mother’s power and keeps it alive. The Church is always called upon to do what God asked of Abraham, which is to see to it that there are enough righteous men to repress evil and destruction. I understood my words as a prayer that the energies of the good might regain their vigor. So you could say the triumph of God, the triumph of Mary, are quiet, they are real nonetheless.Light of the World, p. 166, A Conversation With Peter Seewald (Ignatius Press)

In that regard, the Consecration of Russia to Our Lady is a call to arms of her Little Rabble. Through the Holy Rosary, above all, we have an opportunity to hasten the coming of her Triumph, which will ultimately usher in the Era of Peace and the reign of Jesus to the ends of the earth through a remnant Church.

At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer, and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 40

May we not be counted among the stiff-necked of this generation!

Oh, that today you would hear his voice: “Harden not your hearts as at Meribah as in the day of Massah in the desert, where your fathers tempted me; they tested me though they had seen my works.” (Today’s Psalm)

We have many difficult years ahead of us; but what is certain is that a “period of peace” is coming. While Heaven is always our goal, who cannot long for that day when swords will be beaten into ploughshares and the wolf will lie down with the lamb?

Yes, a miracle was promised at Fatima, the greatest miracle in the history of the world, second only to the Resurrection. And that miracle will be an era of peace which has never really been granted before to the world. —Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi, October 9th, 1994 (papal theologian for Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, and John Paul II); Family Catechism, (Sept.9th, 1993), p. 35

When it does arrive, it will turn out to be a solemn hour, one big with consequences not only for the restoration of the Kingdom of Christ, but for the pacification of… the world. We pray most fervently, and ask others likewise to pray for this much-desired pacification of society. —POPE PIUS XI,Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi “On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom”, December 23, 1922

It will at length be possible that our many wounds be healed and all justice spring forth again with the hope of restored authority; that the splendors of peace be renewed, and the swords and arms drop from the hand and when all men shall acknowledge the empire of Christ and willingly obey His word, and every tongue shall confess that the Lord Jesus is in the Glory of the Father. —POPE LEO XIII, Annum SacrumOn Consecration to the Sacred Heart, May 25th, 1899

Your divine commandments are broken, your Gospel is thrown aside, torrents of iniquity flood the whole earth carrying away even your servants… Will everything come to the same end as Sodom and Gomorrah? Will you never break your silence? Will you tolerate all this for ever? Is it not true that your will must be done on earth as it is in heaven? Is it not true that your kingdom must come? Did you not give to some souls, dear to you, a vision of the future renewal of the Church? —St. Louis de Montfort, Prayer for Missionaries, n. 5; www.ewtn.com

The most authoritative view, and the one that appears to be most in harmony with Holy Scripture, is that, after the fall of the Antichrist, the Catholic Church will once again enter upon a period of prosperity and triumph. —The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, Fr. Charles Arminjon (1824-1885), p. 56-57; Sophia Institute Press

 
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↑1cf. Did the Consecration of Russia Happen?
↑2cf. The Cosmic Surgery
↑3cf. The Late Consecration
↑4cf. Rom 8:28
↑5cf. The Great Day of Light

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Scripture – Obedience Over Reason

“Go and wash seven times in the Jordan,
and your flesh will heal, and you will be clean.”
But Naaman went away angry, saying,
“I thought that he would surely come out and stand there
to invoke the LORD his God,
and would move his hand over the spot,
and thus cure the leprosy.
Are not the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and the Pharpar,
better than all the waters of Israel?
Could I not wash in them and be cleansed?”
With this, he turned about in anger and left. (Today’s First Reading)

With Pope Francis in union with the bishops of the world set to consecrate Russia (and Ukraine) to the Immaculate Heart of Mary[1] — according to the request made in 1917 at Fatima — no doubt many questions have arisen. What is the point? Why would this make a difference? How will this accomplish peace? And moreover, why did Our Lady also request reparation by the Five First Saturdays devotion as part of the appeal to bring about the Triumph of her heart, and a “period of peace”?

I have answered some of these questions in This is the Hour…. However, the simplest answer is “Because Heaven has asked us to.” 

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways…
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
my thoughts higher than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-11)

How timely, then, are the Mass readings today as we prepare for this Consecration of Russia according to Our Lady’s explicit instructions given to three children at Fatima. [2] The parallels are striking. 

First, it was also a little girl who revealed the plans of Divine Providence to Naaman, who was afflicted with leprosy:

Now the Arameans had captured in a raid on the land of Israel
a little girl, who became the servant of Naaman’s wife.
“If only my master would present himself to the prophet in Samaria,”
she said to her mistress, “he would cure him of his leprosy.”

Naaman was then sent with a letter to the King of Israel who was perplexed by the instructions given by this child. 

When he read the letter,
the king of Israel tore his garments and exclaimed:
“Am I a god with power over life and death,
that this man should send someone to me to be cured of leprosy?”

So too, the child Lucia (Sr. Lucia) wrote a letter to the Pope with the instructions of Our Lady. However, for reasons that have not been made fully explicit to us, pope after pope in the last century failed to make the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary according to her instructions: Russia, by name, in union with the bishops of the world. In fact, when Pope John Paul II was set to do so in 1984, the following exchange took place as recounted by the late Fr. Gabriel Amorth:

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Sr. Lucy always said that Our Lady requested the Consecration of Russia, and only Russia… But time passed and the consecration was not done, so Our Lord was deeply offended… We can influence events. This is a fact!… Our Lord appeared to Sr. Lucy and told her: “They will do the consecration but it will be late!” I feel shivers running down my spine when I hear those words “it will be late.” Our Lord goes on to say: “The conversion of Russia will be a Triumph that will be recognized by the entire world”… Yes, in 1984 the Pope (John Paul II) quite timidly attempted to consecrate Russia in St Peter’s Square. I was there just a few feet away from him because I was the organizer of the event… he attempted the Consecration but all around him were some politicians who told him “you can’t name Russia, you can’t!” And he asked again: “Can I name it?” And they said: “No, no, no!” —Fr. Gabriel Amorth, interview with Fatima TV, November, 2012; watch interview here

But Elisha the prophet calls Naaman to come see him, giving him the instructions to wash seven times in the Jordan. But Naaman is angry. What’s wrong with my rivers? And why not wash once? In fact, why wash at all? Just wave your hand and let me go home! Here, Naaman is suffering from one of the greatest maladies to inflict the twenty-first century: rationalism. [3] Even many in the Church have ceased to believe in the supernatural: in biblical and modern miracles, in the existence of demons and angels, in the charisms of the Holy Spirit, in the apparitions of Our Lord and Lady and so forth. Why consecrate Russia? Why not just one First Saturday instead of five? What will this do anyway?! And so, we go away cynical, perturbed — angry

But his servants came up and reasoned with him.
“My father,” they said,
“if the prophet had told you to do something extraordinary,
would you not have done it?”

As Jesus says in today’s Gospel:

“Amen, I say to you,
no prophet is accepted in his own native place… “
When the people in the synagogue heard this,
they were all filled with fury.
They rose up, drove him out of the town…

Yes, we too, have driven out the prophets — mocked, censored, and maligned them. We have ridiculed their warnings, rejected their simplicity, and cast stones at anyone who would dare consider them as truth. And hence, as Fr. Gabriel said, the chilling words “They will do the consecration but it will be late!” have come true. 

As I have already told you, this consecration will be made to me when bloody events are now in progress. —Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, March 25th, 1984; “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Children”

While it is too late to prevent the Great Storm that has begun passing over the world, this act of obedience by the Pontiff and bishops of the world will no doubt help to accomplish the Triumph of good over evil. How? I have no idea — except that we know that God has given to this simple handmaiden, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the power to crush the head of the serpent.[4]

At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer [the Rosary], and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation. Today I willingly entrust to the power of this prayer… the cause of peace in the world and the cause of the family. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, n. 39; vatican.va

In my experience—so far I have performed 2,300 rites of exorcism—I can say that the invocation of the Most Holy Virgin Mary often provokes significant reactions in the person being exorcized… —Exorcist, Fr. Sante Babolin, Catholic News Agency, April 28th, 2017

One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an exorcism: “Every Hail Mary is like a blow on my head. If Christians knew how powerful the Rosary was, it would be my end.”  —The late Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Chief Exorcist of Rome, Echo of Mary, Queen of Peace, March-April edition, 2003

To be certain, Mary’s humility and obedience utterly undid the work of Satan’s pride and disobedience, and thus, she is the object of his hatred. This is why consecration to her — whether it is personally or nationally — places those named under the patronage of this “woman clothed in the sun” who has appeared in this “final confrontation” against the dragon. 

Mary’s function as mother of men in no way obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. But the Blessed Virgin’s salutary influence on men . . . flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on his mediation, depends entirely on it, and draws all its power from it. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 970

The Consecration of Russia may not make sense to our uber rationalist minds. But it doesn’t have to. It depends upon our obedience — not our understanding. If we do what we are asked, we are assured that we will see, at the appointed time, the glorification of God. 

So Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times
at the word of the man of God.
His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

He returned with his whole retinue to the man of God.
On his arrival he stood before him and said,
“Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,
except in Israel.”

—Mark Mallett is the author of The Now Word and The Final Confrontation and a co-founder of Countdown to the Kingdom

Footnotes

↑1cf. vaticannews.va
↑2cf. Did the Consecration of Russia Happen?
↑3cf. Rationalism, and the Death of Mystery
↑4Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” (Douay-Rheims). “…this version [in the Latin] does not agree with the Hebrew text, in which it is not the woman but her offspring, her descendant, who will bruise the serpent’s head. This text then does not attribute the victory over Satan to Mary but to her Son. Nevertheless, since the biblical concept establishes a profound solidarity between the parent and the offspring, the depiction of the Immaculata crushing the serpent, not by her own power but through the grace of her Son, is consistent with the original meaning of the passage.” (POPE JOHN PAUL II, “Mary’s Emnity toward Satan was Absolute”; General Audience, May 29th, 1996; ewtn.com.) The footnote in the Douay-Rheims agrees: “The sense is the same: for it is by her seed, Jesus Christ, that the woman crushes the serpent’s head.” (Footnote, p. 8; Baronius Press Limited, London, 2003)

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ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK

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Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you…
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father
give good things to those who ask him.
(Matt 7:7-11)

LATELY, I’ve had to really focus on taking my own advice. I wrote some time ago that, the closer we get to the Eye of this Great Storm, the more we need to focus on Jesus. For the winds of this diabolical tempest are winds of confusion, fear, and lies. We will be blinded if we try to stare into them, decipher them — as much as one would be if he tried to stare down a Category 5 hurricane. The daily images, headlines, and messaging are being presented to you as “news”. They are not. This is Satan’s playground now — carefully crafted psychological warfare on humanity directed by the “father of lies” to prepare the way for the Great Reset and Fourth Industrial Revolution: a completely controlled, digitized, and godless world order. 

So, that’s the devil’s plans. But here’s God’s:

Ah, my daughter, the creature always races more into evil. How many machinations of ruin they are preparing! They will go so far as to exhaust themselves in evil. But while they occupy themselves in going their way, I will occupy Myself with the completion and fulfillment of My Fiat Voluntas Tua  (“Thy will be done”) so that My Will reign on earth — but in an all-new manner. Ah yes, I want to confound man in Love! Therefore, be attentive. I want you with Me to prepare this Era of Celestial and Divine Love… —Jesus to Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, Manuscripts, Feb 8th, 1921; excerpt from The Splendor of Creation, Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, p.80

In other words, Jesus is preparing His Bride for the Kingdom of the Divine Will to descend upon His Church. It is the white bridal garment spoken of in Revelation 7:14 and 19:8.[1] It is the sanctity of sanctities, prepared for this generation, as the final act in the Divine Play of Creation and the Redemption of mankind. 

To read through the 36 volumes of the messages dictated to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta is to delve into the science of the Divine Will. Jesus has taken the invocation of the “Our Father” and exploded it into a million fragments of light. The insights are pure gold. They are the map to the future of the Church and the world. They more deeply unlock the entire mystery of salvation and the order, place, and purpose for which every person was created. It is these writings — not United Nations charters and goals[2] — that ought to occupy every bishop and layman at this hour.

Many of you may still be wondering what it means to have the “gift of living in the Divine Will.” I continue to read, meditate upon and understand this myself. What is clear is that The Gift is reserved for these times. Second, it is given in proportion to those who Ask, Knock, and Seek it…

Ask

Whether you comprehend the science of the Divine Will or not, simply, ask God for it. To ask is to desire. 

While I was thinking about the Holy Divine Will, my sweet Jesus said to me: “My daughter, to enter into My Will… the creature does nothing other than remove the pebble of her will… This is because the pebble of her will impedes My Will from flowing in her… But if the soul removes the pebble of her will, in that same instant she flows in Me, and I in her. She discovers all of My goods at her disposition: light, strength, help and all that she desires… It is enough that she desires it, and everything is done!” —Jesus to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, Volume 12, February 16th, 1921

Just as the Apostles desired and received the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost without fully understanding it, so too, the Father desires most of all a disposition to receive it. And to help us with this, Jesus has given us His Mother once again to assist us, just as she was present with the Apostles in the Upper Room. 

In order to satisfy My ardent sighs and put an end to my weeping, she will love you as her true children by traveling to people throughout the world to dispose and prepare them to receive the dominion of the Kingdom of My Will. She was the one who prepared mankind for Me so that I could descend from heaven to earth. And now I am entrusting to her — to her maternal love — the task of disposing souls to receive such a great gift. So please listen closely to what I wish to tell you. I beg you, My children, to read very attentively these pages that I have set before you. If you will do this, you will acquire the desire to live in My Will, and I will be standing right beside you when you read, touching your mind and your heart, so that you may understand what you read and truly desire the gift of My Divine ‘Fiat’. —Jesus to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, from the “Three Appeals”, Divine Will Prayer Bookpp. 3-4

Be childlike. Ask the Lord from the heart:

Lord Jesus, you taught us to pray: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Lord, I don’t know what that looks like; all I know is that I desire that You accomplish this in me. I give you my permission, my fiat: May it be done to me according to your word.

Seek

Jesus tells us that we should not only ask, but seek. Throughout Luisa’s writings, Jesus often says that He has revealed the knowledge of His Divine Will precisely so that it may be known. And the more we know it, the greater and more varied the graces He bestows upon us. 

Every time I speak to you about my Will and you acquire new understanding and knowledge, your act in my Will receives more value and you acquire more immense riches… Therefore, the more you know my Will, the more your act will acquire value. Oh, if you knew what seas of graces I open between you and Me every time I speak to you about the effects of my Will, you would die of joy and would make feast, as if you had acquired new reigns to dominate!Volume 13August 25th, 1921

The Lord wants us to seek the daily bread of knowledge of the Divine Will. 

…It yearns to be known in order to bring Its life and fulfillment to the works of Its creatures; more so, since I am preparing great events — sorrowful and prosperous; chastisements and graces; unforeseen and unexpected wars — everything in order to dispose them to receive the good of the knowledges of my Fiat… With these knowledges I am preparing the renewal and the restoration of the human family. —March 19th, 1928, Volume 24

Simply read a message or two each day from Luisa’s diaries, which Jesus commanded her to write under obedience. If you don’t own them, you can find them online here or in an single-volume here. (Note: the critical edition of Luisa’s writings has not yet been released). This knowledge is part of the mysterious plan of God unfolding in our time…

…until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ… (Ephesians 4:13)

Knock

Last, we knock upon the door of the Divine Will so that its riches may be opened to us by simply living in it (see How to Live in the Divine Will). I truly believe that those of you reading these words are being invited to the Upper Room to receive a special new outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Gift of Living in the Divine Will (see The Coming Descent of the Divine Will). Not everyone in Jerusalem received the flaming tongues of grace that day — only those disciples gathered with Our Lady in the Upper Room. So, too, only a handful of soldiers followed Gideon and were given a flaming torch as they surrounded the armies of Midian (see The New Gideon). I am in no way suggesting a kind of gnostic grace reserved for only a few. Rather, God has to start somewhere! Later that day on Pentecost, 3000 were saved; and eventually, the other soldiers rejoined Gideon. Still, I think those who are faithful and preparing now are going to be privlieged in a certain way to love and serve others with the knowledge of these gifts. Here again is a “now word” I sensed Our Lady speak some time ago…

Little ones, do not think that because you, the remnant, are small in number means that you are special. Rather, you are chosen. You are chosen to bring the Good News to the world at the appointed hour. This is the Triumph for which my Heart awaits with great anticipation. All is set now. All is in motion. The hand of my Son is ready to move in the most sovereign way. Pay careful attention to my voice. I am preparing you, my little ones, for this Great Hour of Mercy. Jesus is coming, coming as Light, to awaken souls steeped in darkness. For the darkness is great, but the Light is far greater. When Jesus comes, much will come to light, and the darkness will be scattered. It is then that you will be sent, like the Apostles of old, to gather souls into my Motherly garments. Wait. All is ready. Watch and pray. Never lose hope, for God loves everyone. — February 23rd, 2008; see Hope is Dawning

Small is the number of those who understand and follow me… —Our Lady to Mirjana, May 2nd, 2014

Many are invited, but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)

And so, we must really take our personal conversion seriously. We must really, truly repent. You know you’re really penitent when it hurts because the cross is an actual death to self. We must truly fix our eyes on Heaven and float, as it were, above the earth. In other words, let us be free!

For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)

Let us be free to sail on the winds of the Holy Spirit that have already begun to blow — now, as winds of purification,[3] but then, as winds of “renewal and restoration.” And so, ask Jesus today for this Gift. Seek knowledge of it by reading the messages. And knock upon the door of God’s treasures by denying your human will and living completely, each moment, in the Divine Will as attentively and faithfully as you can.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. (Matt 6:19-21, 33-34)

In this way, your heavenly Father, who desires to give good things to those who ask Him, can pour every spiritual blessing upon you.[4]

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↑1cf. Ephesians 5:27
↑2cf. The Popes and the New World Order
↑3cf. Warnings in the Wind
↑4Eph 1:3

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Morning prayer


Friday of the First Week of Lent

Father Alex Yeung, LC

Matthew 5:20-26

Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven. You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna. Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court. Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.”

Introductory Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for this time I can now spend with you. You constantly fill my life with so many blessings. How ungrateful I am at times! I wish to collaborate more perfectly in establishing your Kingdom on earth. I love you, Lord, and with the help of your grace I will strive to become someone to whom any soul can come in order to discover your truth, your life, your love. Take my life, take this day and make it yours. Amen.

Petition: Father, help me to shun hypocrisy and seek true holiness. 

1. Subjective Impressions: How much righteousness would it take to surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees? Not much, we suspect. Theirs was holiness in appearance only, which is to say no holiness. And what would one discover on the “inside” of such a soul? Plenty of self-deception; plenty of self-indulgent complacency in a subjective impression of holiness; a repugnant holier-than-thou demeanor. It’s easy enough for us to read the Gospel and wrinkle our noses at those bad ol’ Pharisees. In fact, it’s about as easy as telling ourselves that we could never come under the spell of our own subjective impression of holiness. That is why we must always be ready to examine ourselves, before Christ and with an acute awareness of our misery and limitations. Do I live my life engaged in a genuine pursuit of holiness, or in a genuine pursuit of my own vanity and self-glorification?

2. Humility Is the True Test of Holiness: Pride and personal holiness mix about as well as oil and water. Where our ego is, little if any room is left for God. What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ but to be someone who fills himself totally with God in order to bring him within the reach of everyone? But what union, grace or friendship with God can there be in a proud soul? What fervor, what degree of holiness? There is no possible compromise between God and a proud soul—either the soul would have to let go of itself, or God would have to stop being God.

3. Integrity Is the Heart of the Matter: At the heart of genuine holiness is the virtue of integrity, a virtue rich in nuances and meaning. Integrity means being a person with only one face, a person who is the same on the inside and on the outside: “What you see is what you get.” Indeed, integrity is foundational for holiness, because it constitutes the very essence of personal honesty and sincerity, which are fundamental for the moral life and the seedbeds for a host of other virtues. In our pursuit of holiness, we should never tolerate duplicity of any kind in our behavior. We should avoid like the plague the least hint of ambivalence in our motivations, or incongruity between our thoughts, judgments, choices and actions. There can be no holiness without integrity. In fact, there can be no genuine human happiness unless it lies on the bedrock virtue of integrity.

Conversation with Christ: Lord Jesus, I want you to be the meaning and center of my entire life. Let me disappear and you appear more and more in my life so that, with a holiness that is genuine, humble and true, I will always be an instrument for the salvation of all people. Amen.

Resolution: I will take a hard look at my life to identify the areas where duplicity manifests itself and take a concrete step toward living with more integrity

Short Reading



Ezekiel 18:30-32

Repent, renounce all your sins, avoid all occasions of sin! Shake off all the sins you have committed against me, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why are you so anxious to die, House of Israel? I take no pleasure in the death of anyone – it is the Lord who speaks. Repent and live!


Morning prayer


Friday after Ash Wednesday

Matthew 9:14-15

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”

Introductory Prayer: Lord, you know how much I need you and depend on you for everything. You know my weakness and my faults. I put all my confidence in your love and mercy. I wish to trust in your power, your promise, and your grace every day. Today I intend, with your help, to follow you along the way of the cross with love and generosity so as to draw close to you.

PetitionLord, let me learn to embrace sacrifice as the way of reparation and purification.

1. These Are the Days: Jesus said the time would come when his disciples would fast. Now that the Lord has returned in glory to the Father, it is up to us to continue the work of salvation, “what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church” (Col 1:24), as St. Paul says. We join our sacrifice to that of Jesus in order to imitate him and bring grace to ourselves and to others. Every Christian life must incorporate a healthy spirit of sacrifice and self-denial.

2. Feel the Hunger: The hunger we experience when we fast is a symbol of the deeper spiritual hunger we should feel for God and for heaven. This world often makes us all too comfortable, and we easily forget that this is not our true home. We are pilgrims traveling through a foreign land, far from our final resting place. Fasting reminds us of the longing a traveler has to reach his destination safely and finally to rejoice in being home for good. The true Christian looks forward with hope toward heaven, where he will rest with God forever in true happiness. He knows that all the good things this world offers are only shadows of the wonderful things God has planned for those who love him (cf. Rm 8:28).

3. Hunger for Souls: From the cross, Jesus said, “I thirst.” That thirst was for all people to be reconciled to the Father. It was a thirst for souls to return to the love of God and find their way to the heavenly Kingdom. Voluntary sacrifice and self-denial, if we offer it for the conversion of the hearts of others, brings them the grace they need to change and turn back to God. No one can convert himself, and no one in serious sin can merit his way to the grace of God. We need to intercede by means of our personal prayer and sacrifice to gain others the supernatural grace they need to overcome their obstacles. The greatest act of charity we can perform and the greatest joy we can experience is to bring a soul back to the Lord. How many souls are waiting for our prayer and sacrifice?

Conversation with ChristLord, make me generous and joyful in sacrifice, knowing that sacrifice unites me closer to you and wins the grace of conversion for so many souls you love and for whom you died.

Resolution: I will choose one person I know who needs God’s grace and offer all my sacrifices today for them.